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O! Eternal-Guru, I Have Come to Your Sanctuary

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਆਇਓ ਸਰਨ ਤੁਹਾਰੀ ॥

Sunday
,
14
May
2017

O! Eternal-Guru, I Have Come to Your Sanctuary

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਆਇਓ ਸਰਨ ਤੁਹਾਰੀ ॥

Sunday
,
14
May
2017
Sabad of the Week
Guru Granth Sahib
Guru Arjan
Rag Todi
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O! Eternal-Guru, I Have Come to Your Sanctuary

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਆਇਓ ਸਰਨ ਤੁਹਾਰੀ ॥

Sunday
,
14
May
2017

In the serene setting of Rag Todi, Guru Ramdas Sahib's Sabad echoes with profound reverence, contemplation, and devotion. Todi, celebrated for its solemn and reflective atmosphere, envelops the listener in a tranquil and profound experience.

In the serene setting of Rag Todi, Guru Ramdas Sahib's Sabad echoes with profound reverence, contemplation, and devotion. Todi, celebrated for its solemn and reflective atmosphere, envelops the listener in a tranquil and profound experience.

The Sabad expresses a heartfelt plea to the Eternal Guru, evoking a longing for refuge in the sanctuary of divine grace. It portrays a deep sense of surrender and acknowledgment of the futility of seeking solace elsewhere. One falls at the Guru's door with humility and acceptance, relinquishing all worldly records and attachments in the quest for spiritual liberation.

The Sabad concludes with a poignant appeal to the Ever-Forgiver and Ever-Compassionate Guru, recognizing the Guru's unwavering support and guidance on the path of truth.

In essence, Guru Ramdas Sahib's Sabad in Rag Todi profoundly reflects on the journey of surrender, devotion, and liberation, inviting listeners to immerse themselves in its contemplative depths.

O! Eternal-Guru, I have come to Your sanctuary
to receive the comfort and glory of All-Pervasive Nam
and to remove my anxieties.  1. Reflect.

Cannot think of another abode; defeated, I fall at Your door.
Ignore the record, liberate without the record, free me the virtue-less.  1.

Ever Forgiver, Ever-Compassionate, Supporter of all,
Votary Nanak follows Truth-Exemplar; save me this time.  2.
     Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Todi | Guru Granth Sahib 713
ਤੋਫੀ ਮਹੱਲਾ ੫ ॥
ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਆਇਓ ਸਰਨ ਤੁਹਾਰੀ ॥
ਮਿਲੇ ਸੂਖ ਨਾਮ ਹਰ ਸੋਭਾ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਲਾਹੀ ਹਮਾਰੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਅਵਰ ਨ ਸੂਝੇ ਦੂਜੀ ਠਾਹਰ ਹਾਰ ਪਰਿਓ ਤੁਓ ਦੁਆਰਿ ॥
ਲੇਖਾ ਛੋਡਿ ਅਲੇਖੇ ਛੂਟਹ ਹਮ ਨਿਰਗੁਨ ਲੇਹ ਉਬਾਰੀ ॥੧॥
ਸਬ ਬਖਸਿੰਦ ਸਦਾ ਮਿਹਰਵਾਨਾ ਸਭਨਾ ਦੇਇ ਅਧਾਰੀ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਦਾਸ ਸੰਤ ਪਾਛੇ ਪਰਿਓ ਰਾਖਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਇਹ ਬਾਰੀ ॥ ੨ ॥ ੪ ॥ ੯ ॥

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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Senior Fellow, Research & Policy

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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