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All-Pervasive Enables World-Ocean Crossing

ਕੋਟ ਕੋਟੰਤਰ ਕੇ ਪਾਪ ਸਭਿ ਖੋਵੈ ਹਰਿ ਭਵਜਲੁ ਪਾਰਿ ਉਤਾਰਾ ॥

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2017

All-Pervasive Enables World-Ocean Crossing

ਕੋਟ ਕੋਟੰਤਰ ਕੇ ਪਾਪ ਸਭਿ ਖੋਵੈ ਹਰਿ ਭਵਜਲੁ ਪਾਰਿ ਉਤਾਰਾ ॥

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May
2017
Sabad of the Week
Guru Granth Sahib
Guru Ramdas
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All-Pervasive Enables World-Ocean Crossing

ਕੋਟ ਕੋਟੰਤਰ ਕੇ ਪਾਪ ਸਭਿ ਖੋਵੈ ਹਰਿ ਭਵਜਲੁ ਪਾਰਿ ਉਤਾਰਾ ॥

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2017

In the ambiance of Rag Bairari, Guru Ramdas Sahib's Sabad echoes with profound spiritual depth and intricacy. Despite being an uncommon and challenging rag, Bairari's melodious essence evokes a sense of continuous improvement and progress.

In the ambiance of Rag Bairari, Guru Ramdas Sahib's Sabad echoes with profound spiritual depth and intricacy. Despite being an uncommon and challenging rag, Bairari's melodious essence evokes a sense of continuous improvement and progress.

The Sabad urges the mind to utter the divine name of the Charmer-Divine for liberation. It speaks of the complete elimination of countless transgressions, facilitated by the grace of the All-Pervasive, enabling the crossing of the metaphorical world-ocean.

Continuing, the Sabad emphasizes the omnipresence of the All-Pervasive Divine within the body-town, transcending fear, enmity, and form. Despite being invisible to the naked eye, the All-Pervasive is revealed through the reflection provided by the Guru.

The Sabad concludes by profoundly recognizing the All-Pervasive Self as the ultimate source of abundance and creation. The concluding verse inspires reflection on the divine grace that bestows spiritual wealth and facilitates the journey toward eternal truth.

O! My mind, utter the Charmer-Divine’s Nam for liberation.
Millions upon millions of transgressions totally eliminated,
All-Pervasive enables world-ocean crossing.  1. Reflect.

All-Pervasive Divine abides in the body-town,
All-Pervasive is fear-less, foe-less, form-less.
All-Pervasive wasn’t visible though dwelling nearby,
All-Pervasive is discovered through Guru-reflection.  1.

All-Pervasive Self is the lender, appraiser, jewel, diamond.
All-Pervasive Self created the expanse.
Nanak: Graced one buys All-Pervasive Nam,
That one is the eternal lender and trader. 2.
     Guru Ramdas Sahib in Rag Bairari | Guru Granth Sahib 720
ਬੈਰਾੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੪ ॥
ਜਪਿ ਮਨ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਿਸਤਾਰਾ ॥
ਕੋਟ ਕੋਟੰਤਰ ਕੇ ਪਾਪ ਸਭਿ ਖੋਵੈ ਹਰਿ ਭਵਜਲੁ ਪਾਰਿ ਉਤਾਰਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਕਾਇਆ ਨਗਰਿ ਬਸਤ ਹਰਿ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਹਰਿ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰਾ ॥
ਹਰਿ ਨਿਕਟਿ ਬਸਤ ਕਛੁ ਨਦਰਿ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਹਰਿ ਲਾਧਾ ਗੁਰ ਵੀਚਾਰਾ ॥੧॥

ਹਰਿ ਆਪੇ ਸਾਹੁ ਸਰਾਫੁ ਰਤਨੁ ਹੀਰਾ ਹਰਿ ਆਪਿ ਕੀਆ ਪਾਸਾਰਾ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਜਿਸੁ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰੇ ਸੁ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਿਹਾਝੇ ਸੋ ਸਾਹੁ ਸਚਾ ਵਣਜਾਰਾ ॥੨॥੪॥

About Sabad of the Week

We are finite; our understanding is finite. Our understanding was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord.

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Harinder Singh is the Senior Fellow at the Sikh Research Institute. He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University, an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas, and an MPhil from Punjab University in the linguistics of the Guru Granth Sahib. 

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