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Remember All-Pervasive, All-Pervasive Nam with the Sage-Guru

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਚਿਤਾਰਾ ॥

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2017

Remember All-Pervasive, All-Pervasive Nam with the Sage-Guru

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਚਿਤਾਰਾ ॥

Sunday
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20
August
2017
Rag Todi
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Remember All-Pervasive, All-Pervasive Nam with the Sage-Guru

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਚਿਤਾਰਾ ॥

Sunday
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20
August
2017

In the serene embrace of Rag Todi, Guru Ramdas Sahib's Sabad unfolds, inviting the listener into a realm of profound contemplation and devotion. With its serious and reflective mood, rag Todi serves as the perfect backdrop for exploring the depths...

In the serene embrace of Rag Todi, Guru Ramdas Sahib's Sabad unfolds, inviting the listener into a realm of profound contemplation and devotion. With its serious and reflective mood, Rag Todi serves as the perfect backdrop for exploring the depths of spiritual insight and tranquility.

The Sabad begins with a gentle reminder to remember the All-Pervasive and immerse oneself in the divine Nam alongside the Sage-Guru. This call to remembrance is portrayed as a source of continuous bliss, nurturing the seed of spirituality within and allowing it to sprout and flourish day and night. The imagery evokes a sense of divine presence and inner growth, guiding the seeker toward a deeper connection with the Divine.

The Sabad then reflects on the Guru's boundless grace and guidance. Guru Ramdas Sahib portrays the Guru as the one whose limits cannot be measured, whose divine intervention pulls the servant out of the poisonous ocean of worldly existence. The Guru's teachings are depicted as the liberating force that ends the cycle of birth and death, closing the door to suffering and leading the devotee into the sanctuary of the Divine.

The Sabad concludes by expressing gratitude for the Guru's transformative influence and seeking refuge in the Divine sanctuary. This final verse encapsulates the essence of surrender and devotion, acknowledging the Guru's role in guiding the seeker towards spiritual liberation and ultimate union with the Divine.

Remember All-Pervasive, All-Pervasive Nam1 with the Sage-Guru,
Naturally, the bliss remains day and night, my seed sprouts.  Reflect.

Fortunately, met the Perfect-Guru whose limits cannot be measured,
grabbed the servant’s hand and pulled it out of the poisonous world-ocean.  1.

Guru’s teachings ended birth and death. The door of suffering no more!
Nanak bows again and again and enters the Divine sanctuary.  2.
     Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Todi  |  Guru Granth Sahib 717
ਟੋਡੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਚਿਤਾਰਾ ॥
ਸਹਜਿ ਅਨੰਦੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਦਿਨੁ ਰਾਤੀ ਅੰਕੁਰੁ ਭਲੋ ਹਮਾਰਾ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਗੁਰੁ ਪੂਰਾ ਭੇਟਿਓ ਬਡਭਾਗੀ ਜਾ ਕੋ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਪਾਰਾਵਾਰਾ ॥
ਕਰੁ ਗਹਿ ਕਾਢਿ ਲੀਓ ਜਨੁ ਅਪੁਨਾ ਬਿਖੁ ਸਾਗਰ ਸੰਸਾਰਾ ॥੧॥

ਜਨਮ ਮਰਨ ਕਾਟੇ ਗੁਰ ਬਚਨੀ ਬਹੁੜਿ ਨ ਸੰਕਟ ਦੁਆਰਾ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਸਰਨਿ ਗਹੀ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਕੀ ਪੁਨਹ ਪੁਨਹ ਨਮਸਕਾਰਾ ॥੨॥੯॥੨੮॥

Divine Identification

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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