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ਮਨੁ ਤਨੁ ਅਰਪਿ ਤਜਿ ਲਾਜ ਲੋਕਾਨੀ ॥ Surrender Mind and Body, Forsake Societal Norms

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Suhi

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2017

ਮਨੁ ਤਨੁ ਅਰਪਿ ਤਜਿ ਲਾਜ ਲੋਕਾਨੀ ॥ Surrender Mind and Body, Forsake Societal Norms

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Suhi

Sunday
,
2
July
2017
Sabad of the Week
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ਮਨੁ ਤਨੁ ਅਰਪਿ ਤਜਿ ਲਾਜ ਲੋਕਾਨੀ ॥ Surrender Mind and Body, Forsake Societal Norms

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Suhi

Sunday
,
2
July
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.

Bride-lover is praise-worthy, recognizes the Divine,
Follows Hukam, renounces ego,
Dyed in Beloved, delight follows.  1.

Listen girl-friend! The sign to meet the Divine:
Surrender mind and body, forsake societal norms. 1. Reflect.

Girl-friend counsels girl-friend,
Earn what pleases the Divine,
Such bride-lover remains cradled.  2.

Caught in ego, one doesn’t enter the Mansion,
Then regrets, when night passes,
Unfortunate, self-oriented, suffers pain.  3.

I would plea, if I thought Divine was far,
Indestructible Divine permeates everywhere,
Servant Nanak see’s the Presence and sings.  4.

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Suhi   |  Guru Granth Sahib 737

ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
ਧਨੁ ਸੋਹਾਗਨਿ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਪਛਾਨੈ ॥
ਮਾਨੈ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਤਜੈ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੈ ॥
ਪ੍ਰਿਅ ਸਿਉ ਰਾਤੀ ਰਲੀਆ ਮਾਨੈ ॥੧॥

ਸੁਨਿ ਸਖੀਏ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਮਿਲਣ ਨੀਸਾਨੀ ॥
ਮਨੁ ਤਨੁ ਅਰਪਿ ਤਜਿ ਲਾਜ ਲੋਕਾਨੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਸਖੀ ਸਹੇਲੀ ਕਉ ਸਮਝਾਵੈ ॥
ਸੋਈ ਕਮਾਵੈ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਭਾਵੈ ॥
ਸਾ ਸੋਹਾਗਣਿ ਅੰਕਿ ਸਮਾਵੈ ॥੨॥

ਗਰਬਿ ਗਹੇਲੀ ਮਹਲੁ ਨ ਪਾਵੈ ॥
ਫਿਰਿ ਪਛੁਤਾਵੈ ਜਬ ਰੈਣਿ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ॥
ਕਰਮਹੀਣਿ ਮਨਮੁਖਿ ਦੁਖੁ ਪਾਵੈ ॥੩॥

ਬਿਨਉ ਕਰੀ ਜੇ ਜਾਣਾ ਦੂਰਿ ॥
ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਰਹਿਆ ਭਰਪੂਰਿ ॥
ਜਨੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਗਾਵੈ ਦੇਖਿ ਹਦੂਰਿ ॥੪॥੩॥

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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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