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Articulate the Way, and I Shall Follow

ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਸੰਤ ਬਤਾਵਹੁ ਮਾਰਗੁ ਹਮ ਪੀਛੈ ਲਾਗਿ ਚਲੀ ॥

Tuesday
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7
March
2017

Articulate the Way, and I Shall Follow

ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਸੰਤ ਬਤਾਵਹੁ ਮਾਰਗੁ ਹਮ ਪੀਛੈ ਲਾਗਿ ਚਲੀ ॥

Tuesday
,
7
March
2017
Sabad of the Week
Sabad
Guru Ramdas
Rag Devgandhari
Guru Granth Sahib
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Articulate the Way, and I Shall Follow

ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਸੰਤ ਬਤਾਵਹੁ ਮਾਰਗੁ ਹਮ ਪੀਛੈ ਲਾਗਿ ਚਲੀ ॥

Tuesday
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March
2017

Composed by Guru Ramdas Sahib, this piece is set in Rag Devgandhari, an ancient melodic mode traditionally sung during the second quarter of the day. This Sabad encapsulates the yearning to connect with the radiant Beloved.

Composed by Guru Ramdas Sahib, this piece is set in Rag Devgandhari, an ancient melodic mode traditionally sung during the second quarter of the day.


This Sabad encapsulates the yearning to connect with the radiant Beloved. The seeker's plea resonates with a deep desire for guidance from the Exemplar of Truth. The imagery of illumination paints a fervent determination to tread the path set forth. The heart's solace in the Beloved's words unfolds as a transformative journey. This odyssey, once embarked upon, shifts into a realm of exhilaration. Even societal judgments on stature or appearance hold no weight in the face of Divine favor. Here, humility emerges as the conduit to a profound encounter with the sublime.

In which lane can I find my Beautiful?
O! All-Pervasive’s Truth-Exemplar,
articulate the Way, and I shall follow.1. Reflect.

Heart found the Beloved’s words sweet,
and the walk began to feel great.
Even if hunch-backed or short is liked by the Ruler,
in humility, now the beautiful meets the All-Pervasive. 1.

There is One Beloved. The rest are all Beloved’s friends;
Great is the one liked by the Beloved.
What can humble helpless Nanak do?
The one whom the All-Pervasive likes walks on the path. 2.2.
    Guru Ramdas Sahib in Rag Dev-Gandhari  | Guru Granth Sahib 527
ਮੇਰੋ ਸੁੰਦਰੁ ਕਹਹੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਕਿਤੁ ਗਲੀ ॥
ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਸੰਤ ਬਤਾਵਹੁ ਮਾਰਗੁ ਹਮ ਪੀਛੈ ਲਾਗਿ ਚਲੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਪ੍ਰਿਅ ਕੇ ਬਚਨ ਸੁਖਾਨੇ ਹੀਅਰੈ ਇਹ ਚਾਲ ਬਨੀ ਹੈ ਭਲੀ ॥
ਲਟੁਰੀ ਮਧੁਰੀ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਭਾਈ ਓਹ ਸੁੰਦਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਢੁਲਿ ਮਿਲੀ ॥੧॥

ਏਕੋ ਪ੍ਰਿਉ ਸਖੀਆ ਸਭ ਪ੍ਰਿਅ ਕੀ ਜੋ ਭਾਵੈ ਪਿਰ ਸਾ ਭਲੀ ॥
ਨਾਨਕੁ ਗਰੀਬੁ ਕਿਆ ਕਰੈ ਬਿਚਾਰਾ ਹਰਿ ਭਾਵੈ ਤਿਤੁ ਰਾਹਿ ਚਲੀ ॥੨॥੨॥

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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Senior Fellow, Research & Policy

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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