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Colorful Enticer is My Life’s Honor

ਬਾਸਿ ਰਹਿਓ ਹੀਅਰੇ ਕੈ ਸੰਗੇ ਪੇਖਿ ਮੋਹਿਓ ਮਨੁ ਲੀਲਾ ॥

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Colorful Enticer is My Life’s Honor

ਬਾਸਿ ਰਹਿਓ ਹੀਅਰੇ ਕੈ ਸੰਗੇ ਪੇਖਿ ਮੋਹਿਓ ਮਨੁ ਲੀਲਾ ॥

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June
2017
Sabad of the Week
Sabad
Guru Ramdas
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Colorful Enticer is My Life’s Honor

ਬਾਸਿ ਰਹਿਓ ਹੀਅਰੇ ਕੈ ਸੰਗੇ ਪੇਖਿ ਮੋਹਿਓ ਮਨੁ ਲੀਲਾ ॥

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23
June
2017

This Sabad, bestowed upon us by Guru Ramdas Sahib, resonates within the melodic framework of Rag Asavar. Its evocative tones find their expression during the late afternoon transitioning into the early evening.

This Sabad, bestowed upon us by Guru Ramdas Sahib, resonates within the melodic framework of Rag Asavar. Its evocative tones find their expression during the late afternoon transitioning into the early evening.


A profound devotion encapsulates the Sabad, glorifying the omnipresent essence of Nam, the Divine Name. The Eternal Guru, a source of eternal guidance, entrusted the revelation of this Nam. The dependency on the All-Pervasive becomes paramount – to the extent that even a fleeting moment apart from this Divine connection feels insurmountable. This sentiment of inseparability becomes the heart of contemplation.


Listening and remembrance intertwine with the splendor of the Divine. Just as a swan cannot exist without its pond, so does the All-Pervasive's servant find existence intertwined with service. The imagery parallels the swan's essential habitat and the devotee's indispensable dedication to service.


The Sabad’s progress unveils the diversity of human affection. Worldly attachments and pride entrance some, while the devotees of the Divine embrace an affection for the Freedom-state inherent in the All-Pervasive.

I glorify All-Pervasive’s Nam1 every day.
I was imparted All-Pervasive’s Nam by the Eternal Guru,
I cannot live without All-Pervasive for even a moment or an instant.  1. Reflect.

I listen and remember All-Pervasive’s glory.
I cannot live without All-Pervasive for even a moment.

As the swan cannot live without the pond,
Similarly All-Pervasive’s servant cannot live without All-Pervasive’s service.  1.

Some develop love in their hearts for other loves, Some develop love for attachment and pride.All-Pervasive’s servants develop love for All-Pervasive’s Freedom-state.O! Nanak, they remember the Divine: All-Pervasive! All-Pervasive! 2.

1 Divine Identification

     Guru Ramdas Sahib in Rag Asavari | Guru Granth Sahib 369
ਰਾਗੁ ਆਸਾਵਰੀ ਘਰੁ ੧੬ ਕੇ ੨ ਮਹੱਲਾ ੪ ਸੁਧੰਗ
੧ਓਂ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ||
ਹਉ ਅਨਦਿਨੁ ਹਰ ਨਾਮ ਕੀਰਤਨ ਕਰਉ||
ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਮੋ ਕਉ ਹਰ ਨਾਮ ਬਤਾਇਆ ਹਉ ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਖਿਨੁ ਪਲੁ ਹਰਿ ਨ ਸਕਉ ||੧|| ਰਹਾਉ ||
ਹਮਰੈ ਸ੍ਰਵਣੁ ਸਿਮਰਨੁ ਹਰ ਕੀਰਤਨੁ ਹਉ ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਨ ਸਕਉ ਹਉ ਇਕ ਖਿਨੁ ||
ਜੈਸੇ ਹੰਸੁ ਸਰਵਰ ਬਿਨ ਹਰ ਨ ਸਕੇ ਤੈਸੇ ਹਰਿ ਜਾਣੂ ਕਿਉ ਰਹੇ ਹਰਿ ਸੇਵਾ ਬਿਨੁ ||੧||
ਕਿਨਹੂੰ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਲਾਈ ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਉ ਰਿਦ ਧਾਰ ਕਿਨਹੂੰ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਲਾਈ ਮੋਹ ਅਪਮਾਨ ||
ਹਰਿ ਜਾਨ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਲਾਈ ਹਰਿ ਨਿਰਬਾਣ ਪੱਦ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਿਮਰਤ ਹਰ ਹਰ ਭਗਵਾਨ ||੨||੧੪||੬੬||

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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