Believing You, believing All-Pervasive, O! All-Pervasive
Eyes, tongue and ears listen,
body limbs and breath feel comfort. 1. Reflect.
Here and there, in ten directions,
in mountains and in straw, pervading equally. 1.
Seeing All-Pervasive everywhere, the Owner of beings, the Chief.
Nanak: In Sage’s company, recounting Supreme Cosmic wisdom, doubts and fears eliminated. 2
Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Kalian | Guru Granth Sahib 1322
ਕਲਿਆਨ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ਘਰੁ ੨
ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
ਤੇਰੈ ਮਾਨਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਮਾਨਿ ॥
ਨੈਨ ਬੈਨ ਸ੍ਰਵਨ ਸੁਨੀਐ ਅੰਗ ਅੰਗੇ ਸੁਖ ਪ੍ਰਾਨਿ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਇਤ ਉਤ ਦਹ ਦਿਸਿ ਰਵਿਓ ਮੇਰ ਤਿਨਹਿ ਸਮਾਨਿ ॥੧॥
ਜਤ ਕਤਾ ਤਤ ਪੇਖੀਐ ਹਰਿ ਪੁਰਖ ਪਤਿ ਪਰਧਾਨ ॥
ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਭ੍ਰਮ ਭੈ ਮਿਟੇ ਕਥੇ ਨਾਨਕ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨ ॥੨॥੧॥੪॥
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.
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