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ਕੋਈ ਬੋਲੈ ਰਾਮ ਰਾਮ ਕੋਈ ਖੁਦਾਇ ॥ Some Say Ram-Ram, Some Khuda

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Ramkali

Monday
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13
November
2017

ਕੋਈ ਬੋਲੈ ਰਾਮ ਰਾਮ ਕੋਈ ਖੁਦਾਇ ॥ Some Say Ram-Ram, Some Khuda

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Ramkali

Monday
,
13
November
2017
Sabad of the Week
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ਕੋਈ ਬੋਲੈ ਰਾਮ ਰਾਮ ਕੋਈ ਖੁਦਾਇ ॥ Some Say Ram-Ram, Some Khuda

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Ramkali

Monday
,
13
November
2017

Sabad is Infinite; we are finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad.

Some say Ram-Ram¹, some Khuda².
Some serve Gusai³, some Allah⁴.  1.

O’ Cause-Effect, O’ Generous!
O’ Gracious!  O’ Compassionate!  1. Reflect.

Some bathe at pilgrimages, some go to Hajj.
Some perform worship, some bow their heads.  2.

Some read the Vedas, some the Abrahamic texts.
Some wear the blue, some the white.  3.

Some call themselves Muslims, some Hindus.
Some yearn paradise, some heaven.  4.

Nanak says: Those who recognize the Hukam
Understand the mystery of the Divine Sovereign.  5.

1. Hindu word for incarnation of Vishnu god.
2. Islamic word for God, derived from Iranian terms for Lord, Ruler and Master.
3. “Lord of Senses” in Sanskrit.
4. The God in Arabic.
5. Literally, Order or Divine Will. In Sikhi, to be in harmony with the Divine.

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Ramkali  |  Guru Granth Sahib 885

ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
ਕੋਈ ਬੋਲੈ ਰਾਮ ਰਾਮ ਕੋਈ ਖੁਦਾਇ ॥
ਕੋਈ ਸੇਵੈ ਗੁਸਈਆ ਕੋਈ ਅਲਾਹਿ ॥੧॥

ਕਾਰਣ ਕਰਣ ਕਰੀਮ ॥
ਕਿਰਪਾ ਧਾਰਿ ਰਹੀਮ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਕੋਈ ਨਾਵੈ ਤੀਰਥਿ ਕੋਈ ਹਜ ਜਾਇ ॥
ਕੋਈ ਕਰੈ ਪੂਜਾ ਕੋਈ ਸਿਰੁ ਨਿਵਾਇ ॥੨॥

ਕੋਈ ਪੜੈ ਬੇਦ ਕੋਈ ਕਤੇਬ ॥
ਕੋਈ ਓਢੈ ਨੀਲ ਕੋਈ ਸੁਪੇਦ ॥੩॥

ਕੋਈ ਕਹੈ ਤੁਰਕੁ ਕੋਈ ਕਹੈ ਹਿੰਦੂ ॥
ਕੋਈ ਬਾਛੈ ਭਿਸਤੁ ਕੋਈ ਸੁਰਗਿੰਦੂ ॥੪॥

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਜਿਨਿ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਪਛਾਤਾ ॥
ਪ੍ਰਭ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਕਾ ਤਿਨਿ ਭੇਦੁ ਜਾਤਾ ॥੫॥੯॥

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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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