Sukhmani Sahib Astpadi 9 Sabad 2 / ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ੯ ਸਬਦ ੨

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ਸਲੋਕੁ
Salok.
Salok (Core theme of eight sabads/hymns in the Astpadi)
ਉਰਿ ਧਾਰੈ ਜੋ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਸਰਬ ਮੈ ਪੇਖੈ ਭਗਵਾਨੁ
Ur ḏẖārai jo anṯar nām. Sarab mai pekẖai bẖagvān.
One who keeps self heart always aware of the creator. Sees the creator embedded in all.
ਨਿਮਖ ਨਿਮਖ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਨਮਸਕਾਰੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਓਹੁ ਅਪਰਸੁ ਸਗਲ ਨਿਸਤਾਰੈ ੧॥
Nimakẖ nimakẖ ṯẖākur namaskārai. Nānak oh apras sagal nisṯārai. ||1||
One thankful to the creator with every blinking moment. Such beyond reproach helps all to salvation.


ਅਸਟਪਦੀ
Asatpaḏī.
Eight stanzas hymn.


ਬੈਸਨੋ ਸੋ ਜਿਸੁ ਊਪਰਿ ਸੁਪ੍ਰਸੰਨ ਬਿਸਨ ਕੀ ਮਾਇਆ ਤੇ ਹੋਇ ਭਿੰਨ
Baisno so jis ūpar suparsan. Bisan kī mā▫i▫ā ṯe ho▫e bẖinn.
Such is true Vaishnon if the creator has shown happiness. One who is untainted from creator’s worldly treasures.

ਕਰਮ ਕਰਤ ਹੋਵੈ ਨਿਹਕਰਮ ਤਿਸੁ ਬੈਸਨੋ ਕਾ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਧਰਮ
Karam karaṯ hovai nihkaram. Ŧis baisno kā nirmal ḏẖaram.
One who does good deeds without wishing reward. Such Vaishnon is of true religion.

ਕਾਹੂ ਫਲ ਕੀ ਇਛਾ ਨਹੀ ਬਾਛੈ ਕੇਵਲ ਭਗਤਿ ਕੀਰਤਨ ਸੰਗਿ ਰਾਚੈ
Kāhū fal kī icẖẖā nahī bācẖẖai. Keval bẖagaṯ kīrṯan sang rācẖai.
One who expects no rewards. Only contemplates and recites praises and virtues.

ਮਨ ਤਨ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਸਿਮਰਨ ਗੋਪਾਲ ਸਭ ਊਪਰਿ ਹੋਵਤ ਕਿਰਪਾਲ
Man ṯan anṯar simran gopāl. Sabẖ ūpar hovaṯ kirpāl.
Body and mind are in unison with the creator’s awareness. Is kind towards all life.

ਆਪਿ ਦ੍ਰਿੜੈ ਅਵਰਹ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਾਵੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਓਹੁ ਬੈਸਨੋ ਪਰਮ ਗਤਿ ਪਾਵੈ ੨॥
Āp ḏariṛai avrah nām japāvai. Nānak oh baisno param gaṯ pāvai. ||2||
Steadfastly contemplates and gets others to contemplate about the creator. Nanak such Vaishnon achieves highest status.
ESSENCE: In the salok, Guru ji define who to be beyond reproach. Constantly aware of the creator, sees creator embedded in all, thankful to the creator in every living moment, such is the guide to salvation.

Guru Arjan Dev ji in Astpadi 9, 2nd stanza address the truthfulness of actions versus the traditional beliefs in following Vishnu or Krishna. One so blessed by one creator, unaffected by worldly possessions, selfless deeds, expects no rewards for good deeds, focused on creator’s praise and virtues, awareness of creator in body and mind and is kind towards all living.


Guru ji conclude that such is true Vaishnon who so gets understanding of the creator and helps others do so. Such achieves the highest status.
Please note all errors are mine and I stand corrected.

Sat Sri Akal.
 
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