Sukhmani Sahib Astpadi 8 Sabad 8 / ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ੮ ਸਬਦ ੮


ੴ / Ik▫oaʼnkār
Dec 21, 2010
Salok (Core theme of eight sabads/hymns in the Astpadi)
ਮਨਿ ਸਾਚਾ ਮੁਖਿ ਸਾਚਾ ਸੋਇ ਅਵਰੁ ਪੇਖੈ ਏਕਸੁ ਬਿਨੁ ਕੋਇ
Man sācẖā mukẖ sācẖā so▫e. Avar na pekẖai ekas bin ko▫e.
One whose mind is pure, only can such can utter pure. None is seen other than one creator.
ਨਾਨਕ ਇਹ ਲਛਣ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਹੋਇ ੧॥
Nānak ih lacẖẖaṇ barahm gi▫ānī ho▫e. ||1||
Nanak, these are the attributes of such most learned.

Eight stanzas hymn

ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਸਭ ਸ੍ਰਿਸਟਿ ਕਾ ਕਰਤਾ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਸਦ ਜੀਵੈ ਨਹੀ ਮਰਤਾ
Barahm gi▫ānī sabẖ sarisat kā karṯā. Barahm gi▫ānī saḏ jīvai nahī marṯā.
Most learned is architect of all the universe. Most learned forever lives and not dies.

ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਜੀਅ ਕਾ ਦਾਤਾ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਪੂਰਨ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਬਿਧਾਤਾ
Barahm gi▫ānī mukaṯ jugaṯ jī▫a kā ḏāṯā. Barahm gi▫ānī pūran purakẖ biḏẖāṯā.
Most learned is the provider of path to salvation and giver of life. Most learned so complete, knows all and creates all.

ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਅਨਾਥ ਕਾ ਨਾਥੁ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਕਾ ਸਭ ਊਪਰਿ ਹਾਥੁ
Barahm gi▫ānī anāth kā nāth. Barahm gi▫ānī kā sabẖ ūpar hāth.
Most learned is support to the forlorn. Most learned provides encouragement and support to all.

ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਕਾ ਸਗਲ ਅਕਾਰੁ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਆਪਿ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰੁ
Barahm gi▫ānī kā sagal akār. Barahm gi▫ānī āp nirankār.
Most learned has created all. Most learned is so such a formless creator.

ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਕੀ ਸੋਭਾ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਬਨੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਸਰਬ ਕਾ ਧਨੀ ੮॥੮॥
Barahm gi▫ānī kī sobẖā barahm gi▫ānī banī. Nānak barahm gi▫ānī sarab kā ḏẖanī. ||8||8||
Only most learned can describe such most learned. Nanak, one knowing of the creator owns all.
ESSENCE: In the salok, Guru ji talk about the esteemed wise. One with pure mind, pure speech and recognizing of but one creator.

Guru Arjan Dev ji in Astpadi 8, 8th and final stanza/hymn describe the characterization and associative qualities of the esteemed learned. Esteemed learned creator of the universe, the life giver showing the way to salvation, forever alive, knows all and creates all, support to who has no one, encouragement to all, has created all and is by self the formless creator.

Guru ji conclude that the esteemed learned only fully known by like and such owns all.
With this 8th Astpadi we have covered first 8 of the total 24 or 33 1/3% of Sukhmani Sahib.

Please note all errors are mine and I stand corrected.

Sat Sri Akal.

PS: I have posted this a bit early. I will start posting with the 9th Astpadi around Monday February 20th, 2012.


ੴ / Ik▫oaʼnkār
Dec 21, 2010
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