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Sukhmani Sahib Astpadi 3 Sabad 2 / ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ੩ ਸਬਦ ੨


ੴ / Ik▫oaʼnkār
Dec 21, 2010


ਬਹੁ ਸਾਸਤ੍ਰ ਬਹੁ ਸਿਮ੍ਰਿਤੀ ਪੇਖੇ ਸਰਬ ਢਢੋਲਿ ਪੂਜਸਿ ਨਾਹੀ ਹਰਿ ਹਰੇ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਮ ਅਮੋਲ ੧॥
Baho sāsṯar baho simriṯī pekẖe sarab dẖadẖol. Pūjas nāhī har hare Nānak nām amol. ||1||

Many holy books and treatises have been researched. Guru Nanak, nothing comes close to the understanding of the esteemed creator or be so valued.


Eight stanzas hymn.

ਨਉ ਖੰਡ ਪ੍ਰਿਥਮੀ ਫਿਰੈ ਚਿਰੁ ਜੀਵੈ ਮਹਾ ਉਦਾਸੁ ਤਪੀਸਰੁ ਥੀਵੈ
Na▫o kẖand parithmī firai cẖir jīvai. Mahā uḏās ṯapīsar thīvai.

One may roam around the world and have a very long life. May renounce the world and become a master ascetic

ਅਗਨਿ ਮਾਹਿ ਹੋਮਤ ਪਰਾਨ ਕਨਿਕ ਅਸ੍ਵ ਹੈਵਰ ਭੂਮਿ ਦਾਨ
Agan māhi homaṯ parān. Kanik asav haivar bẖūm ḏān.

May self immolate. Give out gold, horses, even champion horses and land.

ਨਿਉਲੀ ਕਰਮ ਕਰੈ ਬਹੁ ਆਸਨ ਜੈਨ ਮਾਰਗ ਸੰਜਮ ਅਤਿ ਸਾਧਨ
Ni▫ulī karam karai baho āsan. Jain mārag sanjam aṯ sāḏẖan.

Do breathing exercises and many such other postures. Follow the hard self mortifying ways of the Jains.

ਨਿਮਖ ਨਿਮਖ ਕਰਿ ਸਰੀਰੁ ਕਟਾਵੈ ਤਉ ਭੀ ਹਉਮੈ ਮੈਲੁ ਜਾਵੈ
Nimakẖ nimakẖ kar sarīr katāvai. Ŧa▫o bẖī ha▫umai mail na jāvai.

Let the body be sliced into smallest of small slivers. Even then the dirt of ego will not be removed.

ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਨਾਮ ਸਮਸਰਿ ਕਛੁ ਨਾਹਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਤ ਗਤਿ ਪਾਹਿ ੨॥
Har ke nām samsar kacẖẖ nāhi. Nānak gurmukẖ nām japaṯ gaṯ pāhi. ||2||

There is nothing equaling the creator’s understanding. Guru Nanak, those who study in closeness with the Guru teacher, achieve a higher state of being.

ESSENCE: In the salok, Guru ji sets the objective of discourse in Astpadi 3. In searching the available religious wisdom, following there recommendations, Guru ji state that nothing comes close to the seeking of creator’s understanding.

Guru Arjan Dev ji in Astpadi 3rd, 2nd sabad give examples of living and varieties of techniques. Be it self immolation, wandering ascetics, physical regimens of body control and prevention of hurt, even such do not help with embedded ego cleanup.

Nothing equals the contemplation of the creator and so is done well in company of the like minded looking up to the creator.
Please note all errors are mine and I stand corrected.

Sat Sri Akal.
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