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My Mind Pines for Guru’s Vision

ਮੇਰਾ ਮਨੁ ਲੋਚੈ ਗੁਰ ਦਰਸਨ ਤਾਈ I

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January
2017

My Mind Pines for Guru’s Vision

ਮੇਰਾ ਮਨੁ ਲੋਚੈ ਗੁਰ ਦਰਸਨ ਤਾਈ I

Sunday
,
22
January
2017
Sabad of the Week
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Guru Arjan
Guru Granth Sahib
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My Mind Pines for Guru’s Vision

ਮੇਰਾ ਮਨੁ ਲੋਚੈ ਗੁਰ ਦਰਸਨ ਤਾਈ I

Sunday
,
22
January
2017

This composition by Guru Arjan Sahib is in Rag Majh. This rag (musical mode) evolved from the folk music of the Majha area of the Panjab. There is no reference to this rag in Indian music. It is only sung in Panjab and is in the Guru Granth Sahib.

This composition by Guru Arjan Sahib is in Rag Majh. This rag (musical mode) evolved from the folk music of the Majha area of the Panjab. There is no reference to this rag in Indian music. It is only sung in Panjab and is in the Guru Granth Sahib. It is sung to describe a beloved's tears in their lover's memory.

This composition is a set of letters written by [Guru] Arjan to his father, Guru Ramdas Sahib.

My mind pines for Guru’s vision,
It pleads like a thirsty chatrik¹.
Thirst unquenchable, tranquility impossible,
without the vision of Beloved-Guru, O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath. 1.
I adore You, adoringly centered on Truth-Exemplar Beloved Guru’s vision,
O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath.  1. Reflect.

Your peaceful face, O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath;
Your lyrics emit a natural melody.
It has been a while since I have seen the Master-Archer.
Fortunate is the homeland-heart where You dwell,
My Beloved Friend, Darkness-Destroyer, O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath. 2.
I adore You, adoringly centered on Beloved-Guru, Friend, Darkness-Destroyer,
O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath.  1. Reflect.

One moment without meeting You becomes like the age of ignorance.
When can I meet You, Dear, Divine-like?
My night is not passing; I cannot sleep without a glimpse of Guru’s Court,
O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath. 3.
I adore You, adoringly centered on Guru’s Eternal Court,
O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath. 1. Reflect.

By good fortune, Truth-Exemplar Guru united me,
I discovered the Immortal-Divine within my home-heart.
I serve never parting for a moment, even for an instant;
Servant Nanak is Your votary, O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath. 4.
I adore You, adoringly centered, servant Nanak Your votary,
O! Life of Life, O! Breath of Breath. 1. Reflect.

1 Pied Crested Cuckoo bird. Poets describe this bird as unwilling to drink the water found on earth. It will only drink rainwater as it drops from the skies.

    Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Majh | Guru Granth Sahib 96
ਮਾਝ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ਚਉਪਦੇ ਘਰੁ ੧ ॥
ਮੇਰਾ ਮਨੁ ਲੋਚੈ ਗੁਰ ਦਰਸਨ ਤਾਈ ॥
ਬਿਲਪ ਕਰੇ ਚਾਤ੍ਰਿਕ ਕੀ ਨਿਆਈ ॥
ਤ੍ਰਿਖਾ ਨ ਉਤਰੈ ਸਾਂਤਿ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਬਿਨੁ ਦਰਸਨ ਸੰਤ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥
ਹਉ ਘੋਲੀ ਜੀਉ ਘੋਲਿ ਘੁਮਾਈ ਗੁਰ ਦਰਸਨ ਸੰਤ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਤੇਰਾ ਮੁਖੁ ਸੁਹਾਵਾ ਜੀਉ ਸਹਜ ਧੁਨਿ ਬਾਣੀ ॥
ਚਿਰੁ ਹੋਆ ਦੇਖੇ ਸਾਰਿੰਗਪਾਣੀ ॥
ਧੰਨੁ ਸੁ ਦੇਸੁ ਜਹਾ ਤੂੰ ਵਸਿਆ ਮੇਰੇ ਸਜਣ ਮੀਤ ਮੁਰਾਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੨॥
ਹਉ ਘੋਲੀ ਹਉ ਘੋਲਿ ਘੁਮਾਈ ਗੁਰ ਸਜਣ ਮੀਤ ਮੁਰਾਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਇਕ ਘੜੀ ਨ ਮਿਲਤੇ ਤਾ ਕਲਿਜੁਗੁ ਹੋਤਾ ॥
ਹੁਣਿ ਕਦਿ ਮਿਲੀਐ ਪ੍ਰਿਅ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਗਵੰਤਾ ॥
ਮੋਹਿ ਰੈਣਿ ਨ ਵਿਹਾਵੈ ਨੀਦ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਬਿਨੁ ਦੇਖੇ ਗੁਰ ਦਰਬਾਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੩॥
ਹਉ ਘੋਲੀ ਜੀਉ ਘੋਲਿ ਘੁਮਾਈ ਤਿਸੁ ਸਚੇ ਗੁਰ ਦਰਬਾਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਭਾਗੁ ਹੋਆ ਗੁਰਿ ਸੰਤੁ ਮਿਲਾਇਆ ॥ਪ੍
ਰਭੁ ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਘਰ ਮਹਿ ਪਾਇਆ ॥
ਸੇਵ ਕਰੀ ਪਲੁ ਚਸਾ ਨ ਵਿਛੁੜਾ ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਦਾਸ ਤੁਮਾਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥੪॥
ਹਉ ਘੋਲੀ ਜੀਉ ਘੋਲਿ ਘੁਮਾਈ ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਦਾਸ ਤੁਮਾਰੇ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥੧॥੮॥

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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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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