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Sukhmani Sahib Astpadi 17 Sabad 3 / ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ੧੭ ਸਬਦ ੩

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ਸਲੋਕੁ
Salok.
Salok (Core theme of eight sabads/hymns in the Astpadi)

ਆਦਿ ਸਚੁ ਜੁਗਾਦਿ ਸਚੁ ਹੈ ਭਿ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਹੋਸੀ ਭਿ ਸਚੁ ੧॥
Āḏ sacẖ jugāḏ sacẖ. Hai bẖė sacẖ Nānak hosī bẖė sacẖ. ||1||
Present from the beginning, prevailing through the ages. Nanak, is present now and forever will be present.

ਅਸਟਪਦੀ
Asatpaḏī.
Eight stanzas hymn

ਠਾਕੁਰ ਕਾ ਸੇਵਕੁ ਆਗਿਆਕਾਰੀ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਕਾ ਸੇਵਕੁ ਸਦਾ ਪੂਜਾਰੀ
Ŧẖākur kā sevak āgi▫ākārī. Ŧẖākur kā sevak saḏā pūjārī.
Humble servant is obedient to the lord. Humble servant is always worshipper.

ਠਾਕੁਰ ਕੇ ਸੇਵਕ ਕੈ ਮਨਿ ਪਰਤੀਤਿ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਕੇ ਸੇਵਕ ਕੀ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਰੀਤਿ
Ŧẖākur ke sevak kai man parṯīṯ. Ŧẖākur ke sevak kī nirmal rīṯ.
In humble servant’s mind is longing. Humble servant is pure in living.

ਠਾਕੁਰ ਕਉ ਸੇਵਕੁ ਜਾਨੈ ਸੰਗਿ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕਾ ਸੇਵਕੁ ਨਾਮ ਕੈ ਰੰਗਿ
Ŧẖākur ka▫o sevak jānai sang. Parabẖ kā sevak nām kai rang.
Humble servant sees such to be with self always. Creator’s humble servant lives in joy of understanding.

ਸੇਵਕ ਕਉ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਪਾਲਨਹਾਰਾ ਸੇਵਕ ਕੀ ਰਾਖੈ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰਾ
Sevak ka▫o parabẖ pālanhārā. Sevak kī rākẖai nirankārā.
Creator sustains the humble servant. Formless creator keeps humble servant’s honor.

ਸੋ ਸੇਵਕੁ ਜਿਸੁ ਦਇਆ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਧਾਰੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੋ ਸੇਵਕੁ ਸਾਸਿ ਸਾਸਿ ਸਮਾਰੈ ੩॥
So sevak jis ḏa▫i▫ā parabẖ ḏẖārai. Nānak so sevak sās sās samārai. ||3||
Only such is a humble servant that creator so gives blessing to. Nanak such humble servant remembers with breath after breath.
ESSENCE: In the salok, Guru ji state the eternal truth prevailing and so prevailing forever from the past to the future.

Guru Arjan Dev ji in Astpadi 17, 3rd sabad describe the connection of one as a humble servant to the creator. Humble servant is obedient, worshipper, always longing, pure in living, sees creator to be by side always, gets joy from understanding. The creator sustains such humble servant, keeps one’s honor.


Guru ji conclude that one is humble servant from creator’s benevolence and such one is always remembering with every breath.
Please note all errors are mine and I stand corrected.

Sat Sri Akal.
 

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