Sukhmani Sahib Astpadi 9 Sabad 3 / ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ੯ ਸਬਦ ੩

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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.

ਭਗਉਤੀ ਭਗਵੰਤ ਭਗਤਿ ਕਾ ਰੰਗੁ ਸਗਲ ਤਿਆਗੈ ਦੁਸਟ ਕਾ ਸੰਗੁ
Bẖag▫uṯī bẖagvanṯ bẖagaṯ kā rang. Sagal ṯi▫āgai ḏusat kā sang.
One such is noble who has love of creator’s contemplation in the heart. Leaves the company of wrongdoers.

ਮਨ ਤੇ ਬਿਨਸੈ ਸਗਲਾ ਭਰਮੁ ਕਰਿ ਪੂਜੈ ਸਗਲ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ
Man ṯe binsai saglā bẖaram. Kar pūjai sagal pārbarahm.
One devoid of superstitions. One devotional towards all pervading creator.

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਪਾਪਾ ਮਲੁ ਖੋਵੈ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਗਉਤੀ ਕੀ ਮਤਿ ਊਤਮ ਹੋਵੈ
Sāḏẖsang pāpā mal kẖovai. Ŧis bẖag▫uṯī kī maṯ ūṯam hovai.
In company of the learned, cleanses the dirt of bad deeds. Such contemplator is of high intelligence.

ਭਗਵੰਤ ਕੀ ਟਹਲ ਕਰੈ ਨਿਤ ਨੀਤਿ ਮਨੁ ਤਨੁ ਅਰਪੈ ਬਿਸਨ ਪਰੀਤਿ
Bẖagvanṯ kī tahal karai niṯ nīṯ. Man ṯan arpai bisan parīṯ.
One contemplating the creator everyday. Devotes body and mind to love of the creator.

ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਚਰਨ ਹਿਰਦੈ ਬਸਾਵੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਐਸਾ ਭਗਉਤੀ ਭਗਵੰਤ ਕਉ ਪਾਵੈ ੩॥
Har ke cẖaran hirḏai basāvai. Nānak aisā bẖag▫uṯī bẖagvanṯ ka▫o pāvai. ||3||
Creator feet tread in the heart. Nanak, such contemplator discovers the creator.
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, 3rd stanza address the qualities of a contemplator of the creator. Such so colored in creator’s contemplation, leaves bad company, do belie in superstitions, only devotional to the creator, dissipated bad deeds, a higher level of intelligence achieved, day and night with body and soul in service of the creator.


Guru ji liken such as in creator’s feet treading in the heart and such contemplator so finding the creator.
Please note all errors are mine and I stand corrected.

Sat Sri Akal.
 
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