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Sukhmani Sahib Astpadi 18 Sabad 1 / ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ੧੮ ਸਬਦ ੧

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

ਸਤਿ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਜਿਨਿ ਜਾਨਿਆ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਤਿਸ ਕਾ ਨਾਉ ਤਿਸ ਕੈ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਿਖੁ ਉਧਰੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਉ ੧॥
Saṯ purakẖ jin jāni▫ā saṯgur ṯis kā nā▫o. Ŧis kai sang sikẖ uḏẖrai Nānak har gun gā▫o. ||1||
Such who recognized the eternal omni-present one, name of such is the eternal creator. Nanak, in company of those, a learner is saved from ill deeds, so do sing virtues of the creator.

ਅਸਟਪਦੀ
Asatpaḏī.
Eight stanzas hymn

ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖ ਕੀ ਕਰੈ ਪ੍ਰਤਿਪਾਲ ਸੇਵਕ ਕਉ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਦਾ ਦਇਆਲ
Saṯgur sikẖ kī karai parṯipāl. Sevak ka▫o gur saḏā ḏa▫i▫āl.
Eternal creator protects the learner. Creator is always benevolent towards the humble servant.

ਸਿਖ ਕੀ ਗੁਰੁ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਮਲੁ ਹਿਰੈ ਗੁਰ ਬਚਨੀ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਉਚਰੈ
Sikẖ kī gur ḏurmaṯ mal hirai. Gur bacẖnī har nām ucẖrai.
Creator cleanses the bad mindset of the learner. Through creation’s utterances, the learner contemplates upon the creator.

ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖ ਕੇ ਬੰਧਨ ਕਾਟੈ ਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਸਿਖੁ ਬਿਕਾਰ ਤੇ ਹਾਟੈ
Saṯgur sikẖ ke banḏẖan kātai. Gur kā sikẖ bikār ṯe hātai.
Eternal creator cuts the shackles of a learner. Learner of the creator shuns badness.

ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖ ਕਉ ਨਾਮ ਧਨੁ ਦੇਇ ਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਸਿਖੁ ਵਡਭਾਗੀ ਹੇ
Saṯgur sikẖ ka▫o nām ḏẖan ḏe▫e. Gur kā sikẖ vadbẖāgī he.
Supreme teacher gives wealth of understanding to learner. Learner of the creator is very fortunate.

ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖ ਕਾ ਹਲਤੁ ਪਲਤੁ ਸਵਾਰੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖ ਕਉ ਜੀਅ ਨਾਲਿ ਸਮਾਰੈ ੧॥
Saṯgur sikẖ kā halaṯ palaṯ savārai. Nānak saṯgur sikẖ ka▫o jī▫a nāl samārai. ||1||
Supreme teacher improves the learner’s lot here and there. Nanak, the supreme teacher keeps the learner close to inner self.
ESSENCE: In the salok, Guru ji state that those who recognize the true one, will know it to be the eternal creator. Company of such people saves one from ills and so sing the virtues of the creator .

Guru Arjan Dev ji in Astpadi 18, 1st sabad the relationship between the learner (Sikh) and the creator. The creator protects the learner and is so benevolent, the bad mindset is cleansed and one focuses on true utterances of the creator, the shackles are cut for a learner and one dis-associates from worthless pursuits, the learner of the creator is so fortunate and receives the wealth of understanding.


Guru ji conclude that the creator improves the here and future as well as keep closeness with the learner (Sikh).
Please note all errors are mine and I stand corrected.

Sat Sri Akal.
 

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