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Sukhmani Sahib Astpadi 13 Sabad 7 / ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ੧੩ ਸਬਦ ੭


ੴ / Ik▫oaʼnkār
Dec 21, 2010
Salok (Core theme of eight sabads/hymns in the Astpadi)

ਸੰਤ ਸਰਨਿ ਜੋ ਜਨੁ ਪਰੈ ਸੋ ਜਨੁ ਉਧਰਨਹਾਰ ਸੰਤ ਕੀ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਬਹੁਰਿ ਬਹੁਰਿ ਅਵਤਾਰ ੧॥
Sanṯ saran jo jan parai so jan uḏẖranhār. Sanṯ kī ninḏā nānkā bahur bahur avṯār. ||1||
Those who seek humble guidance from the pious, such are saved. Nanak, denigrating the pious encumbers one in repetitive births.

Eight stanzas hymn

ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਦੋਖੀ ਬਿਗੜ ਰੂਪੁ ਹੋਇ ਜਾਇ ਸੰਤ ਕੇ ਦੋਖੀ ਕਉ ਦਰਗਹ ਮਿਲੈ ਸਜਾਇ
Sanṯ kā ḏokẖī bigaṛ rūp ho▫e jā▫e. Sanṯ ke ḏokẖī ka▫o ḏargėh milai sajā▫e.
One hurtful of the pious, becomes disfigured. One hurtful of the pious, is punished at the final abode (creator’s).

ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਦੋਖੀ ਸਦਾ ਸਹਕਾਈਐ ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਦੋਖੀ ਮਰੈ ਜੀਵਾਈਐ
Sanṯ kā ḏokẖī saḏā sahkā▫ī▫ai. Sanṯ kā ḏokẖī na marai na jīvā▫ī▫ai.
One hurtful of the pious, is always sighing. One hurtful of the pious, is neither of the living nor the dead.

ਸੰਤ ਕੇ ਦੋਖੀ ਕੀ ਪੁਜੈ ਆਸਾ ਸੰਤ ਕਾ ਦੋਖੀ ਉਠਿ ਚਲੈ ਨਿਰਾਸਾ
Sanṯ ke ḏokẖī kī pujai na āsā. Sanṯ kā ḏokẖī uṯẖ cẖalai nirāsā.
One hurtful of the pious, never gets wishes to come true. One hurtful of the pious, so leaves disappointed.

ਸੰਤ ਕੈ ਦੋਖਿ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਟੈ ਕੋਇ ਜੈਸਾ ਭਾਵੈ ਤੈਸਾ ਕੋਈ ਹੋਇ
Sanṯ kai ḏokẖ na ṯaristai ko▫e. Jaisā bẖāvai ṯaisā ko▫ī ho▫e.
One hurtful of the pious, never quenches the thirst. One becomes per one’s intentions.

ਪਇਆ ਕਿਰਤੁ ਮੇਟੈ ਕੋਇ ਨਾਨਕ ਜਾਨੈ ਸਚਾ ਸੋਇ ੭॥
Pa▫i▫ā kiraṯ na metai ko▫e. Nānak jānai sacẖā so▫e. ||7||
Results of deeds done cannot be erased. Nanak, this is known to such truthful one (creator).
ESSENCE: In the salok, Guru ji describe the importance of company of the pious and the futility of denigrating the pious. Salvation comes in the company and restless transformations follow ill will towards the pious.

Guru Arjan Dev ji in Astpadi 13, 7th sabad describe manifestations of one hurtful of the pious. Such appears disfigured and no eternal peace, neither dead or alive and sighing, gets little fulfillment and disappointed, falling prey to self urges never quenches the thirst.

Guru ji conclude what we do is not erased and only the truthful creator knows such.

NOTE: There is marvelous use of metaphors in this sabad to address and convey the audience of the Guru ji's times. It is a dis-service to turn these around as though Guru ji imply belief in any subject(s) of metaphors.
Please note all errors are mine and I stand corrected.

Sat Sri Akal.



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