Sukhmani Sahib Astpadi 9 Sabad 8 / ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ੯ ਸਬਦ ੮

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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.

ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਕੇ ਸਗਲੇ ਠਾਉ ਜਿਤੁ ਜਿਤੁ ਘਰਿ ਰਾਖੈ ਤੈਸਾ ਤਿਨ ਨਾਉ
Pārbarahm ke sagle ṯẖā▫o. Jiṯ jiṯ gẖar rākẖai ṯaisā ṯin nā▫o.
All places are supreme creator’s. Life gets such name as to where one allowed to reside.

ਆਪੇ ਕਰਨ ਕਰਾਵਨ ਜੋਗੁ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਭਾਵੈ ਸੋਈ ਫੁਨਿ ਹੋਗੁ
Āpe karan karāvan jog. Parabẖ bẖāvai so▫ī fun hog.
Creator self is capable of doing and getting done. What pleases the creator so happens.

ਪਸਰਿਓ ਆਪਿ ਹੋਇ ਅਨਤ ਤਰੰਗ ਲਖੇ ਜਾਹਿ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਕੇ ਰੰਗ
Pasri▫o āp ho▫e anaṯ ṯarang. Lakẖe na jāhi pārbarahm ke rang.
Self is spread out in infinite waves. The supreme creator’s games cannot be transcribed.

ਜੈਸੀ ਮਤਿ ਦੇਇ ਤੈਸਾ ਪਰਗਾਸ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਅਬਿਨਾਸ
Jaisī maṯ ḏe▫e ṯaisā pargās. Pārbarahm karṯā abinās.
Whatever knowledge is given so follows enlightenment. The supreme creator does and is not destructible.

ਸਦਾ ਸਦਾ ਸਦਾ ਦਇਆਲ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਭਏ ਨਿਹਾਲ ੮॥੯॥
Saḏā saḏā saḏā ḏa▫i▫āl. Simar simar Nānak bẖa▫e nihāl. ||8||9||
Forever and forever such is benevolent. Nanak, contemplating and so contemplating happiness abounds.
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, 8th and final stanza explain creator’s benevolence and characteristics. Creator everywhere and we fit where we so do, creator does and gets done, and it happens as so pleases, like infinite waves the rhythm of the creator cannot be fully described, the indestructible so provides knowledge and one gets so enlightened.


Guru ji conclude the creator to be forever benevolent and continuous contemplation brings great fulfillment.
Please note all errors are mine and I stand corrected.

Sat Sri Akal.
 

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