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ਲਾਲ ਰੰਗੁ ਤਿਸ ਕਉ ਲਗਾ ਜਿਸ ਕੇ ਵਡਭਾਗਾ ॥ Fortunate are Dyed in Red-Love-Color

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Bilval

Monday
,
16
October
2017

ਲਾਲ ਰੰਗੁ ਤਿਸ ਕਉ ਲਗਾ ਜਿਸ ਕੇ ਵਡਭਾਗਾ ॥ Fortunate are Dyed in Red-Love-Color

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Bilval

Monday
,
16
October
2017
Sabad of the Week
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ਲਾਲ ਰੰਗੁ ਤਿਸ ਕਉ ਲਗਾ ਜਿਸ ਕੇ ਵਡਭਾਗਾ ॥ Fortunate are Dyed in Red-Love-Color

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Bilval

Monday
,
16
October
2017

Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which 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 as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord.

Fortunate are dyed in Red-Love-Color,
Never gets dirty or stained.  1.

Discovered Divine Comfort-Giver, met in love and comfort,
Remains within naturally, cannot be abandoned.  1. Reflect.

Old age and death afflict not, the pain does not reoccur.
Satiated drinking Immortal-Nectar, Guru bestows Immortality.   2.

One who has tasted the invaluable All-Pervasive Nam¹ knows
price cannot be stated; what saying can the mouth voice?  3.

O’ Transcendent! Your vision is fruitful, Your Teachings are treasure-virtues.
Nanak adores Your votaries, and asks for their dust.  4.

1. Divine Identification

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Bilval  |  Guru Granth Sahib 808

ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥

ਲਾਲ ਰੰਗੁ ਤਿਸ ਕਉ ਲਗਾ ਜਿਸ ਕੇ ਵਡਭਾਗਾ ॥
ਮੈਲਾ ਕਦੇ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਨਹ ਲਾਗੈ ਦਾਗਾ ॥੧॥

ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਸੁਖਦਾਈਆ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਸੁਖ ਭਾਇ ॥
ਸਹਜਿ ਸਮਾਨਾ ਭੀਤਰੇ ਛੋਡਿਆ ਨਹ ਜਾਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਜਰਾ ਮਰਾ ਨਹ ਵਿਆਪਈ ਫਿਰਿ ਦੂਖੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ॥
ਪੀ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਆਘਾਨਿਆ ਗੁਰਿ ਅਮਰੁ ਕਰਾਇਆ ॥੨॥

ਸੋ ਜਾਨੈ ਜਿਨਿ ਚਾਖਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਅਮੋਲਾ ॥
ਕੀਮਤਿ ਕਹੀ ਨ ਜਾਈਐ ਕਿਆ ਕਹਿ ਮੁਖਿ ਬੋਲਾ ॥੩॥

ਸਫਲ ਦਰਸੁ ਤੇਰਾ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗੁਣ ਨਿਧਿ ਤੇਰੀ ਬਾਣੀ ॥
ਪਾਵਉ ਧੂਰਿ ਤੇਰੇ ਦਾਸ ਕੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੁਰਬਾਣੀ ॥੪॥੩॥੩੩॥

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