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Translation Regarding 'Word Of The Shabad'

Discussion in 'Questions and Answers' started by Ishna, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Ishna

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    I am referring to Ang 64.
    ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰੇ ਭਗਤਿ ਕੀਜੈ ਬਿਨੁ ਗੁਰ ਭਗਤਿ ਹੋਇ
    Gurmukẖ kirpā kare bẖagaṯ kījai bin gur bẖagaṯ na ho▫e.
    By God's Grace, the Gurmukh practices devotion; without the Guru, there is no devotional worship

    ਆਪੈ ਆਪੁ ਮਿਲਾਏ ਬੂਝੈ ਤਾ ਨਿਰਮਲੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਕੋਇ
    Āpai āp milā▫e būjẖai ṯā nirmal hovai ko▫e.
    One who merges his own self into Him understands, and so becomes pure.

    ਹਰਿ ਜੀਉ ਸਚਾ ਸਚੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਸਬਦਿ ਮਿਲਾਵਾ ਹੋਇ ॥੧॥
    Har jī▫o sacẖā sacẖī baṇī sabaḏ milāvā ho▫e. ||1||
    The Dear Lord is True, and True is the Word of His Bani. Through the Word of the Shabad, Union with Him is obtained. ||1||
    The last line says 'True is the Word of His Bani'. and 'Through the Word of the Shabad', but I'm looking at the Gurmukhi and I don't see the word 'Word' anywhere in there.

    So why has Dr Sant Singh Khalsa inserted this word (pun intended)? If I am mistaken, and the word 'Word' indeed belongs there, please correct me.

    To me it just seems to add another concept that doesn't need to be there and creates confusion.

    Many thanks
    #1 Ishna, Jul 2, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2012
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  3. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    DR sant singh is from the WEST..and he is fixated on the WORD...as in I am the Word..or something to that effect in the Bible...japposatnamwaheguru:
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