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Remembering, My Owner Divine

ਸਿਮਰਿ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਅਪਨਾ ਸੀਤਲ ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਛਾਤੀ ॥

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2017

Remembering, My Owner Divine

ਸਿਮਰਿ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਅਪਨਾ ਸੀਤਲ ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਛਾਤੀ ॥

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2017
Sabad of the Week
Rag Dhanasari
Guru Granth Sahib
Guru Arjan
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Remembering, My Owner Divine

ਸਿਮਰਿ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਅਪਨਾ ਸੀਤਲ ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਛਾਤੀ ॥

Sunday
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1
October
2017

In the enchanting melody of Dhanasari, a rag that evokes happiness, Guru Arjan Sahib weaves a Sabad that transcends the realms of joy and spiritual connection.

In the enchanting melody of Dhanasari, a rag that evokes happiness, Guru Arjan Sahib weaves a Sabad that transcends the realms of joy and spiritual connection. Dhanasari, originating from northern India and prominent in classical music, provides a canvas that harmonizes with the mood of cheerfulness.


The Sabad commences with a profound invocation – the cooling of body, mind, and bosom through the continuous remembrance of the Divine Owner. This remembrance transforms the very essence of the being, where beauty, color, comfort, wealth, and caste are identified with the Transcendent. The assertion echoes a profound shift in perspective, recognizing the Divine as the source and essence of all aspects of existence.


The imagery of the tongue intoxicated with the nectar of the Charmer-Divine portrays a state of divine intoxication. Colored in the Charmer-Divine Love-Color, the Lotus-Feet becomes an abundant treasure. 


The Sabad continues with a sense of divine protection and guidance. Recognizing that the Divine offers perfect protection to whom one belongs becomes a cornerstone of trust. The assertion that the Comfort-Giver unites and the All-Pervasive protects honor emphasizes the benevolence and safeguarding nature of the Divine.


This Sabad invites the listener into a space of joy and spiritual contemplation, where the heart's humbleness becomes the key to unlocking the treasures of divine remembrance and protection.

Body, mind and bosom cooled by remembering, remembering, my Owner Divine.
My being’s beauty, color, comfort, wealth and caste, is the Transcendent. 1.  

Tongue intoxicated with Charmer-Divine’s nectar,
Colored in Love-Color of my Charmer-Divine,
the Lotus-Feet¹ becomes the abundant treasure. Reflect.

To whom I belong, protected me, perfect is the Divine’s way.
Nanak: Comfort-Giver united me, All-Pervasive protected the honor.  2.

1 Humility

     Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Dhanasari  |  Guru Granth Sahib 681

ਧਨਾਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥

ਸਿਮਰਿ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਅਪਨਾ ਸੀਤਲ ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਛਾਤੀ ॥
ਰੂਪ ਰੰਗ ਸੂਖ ਧਨੁ ਜੀਅ ਕਾ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਮੋਰੈ ਜਾਤੀ ॥੧॥

ਰਸਨਾ ਰਾਮ ਰਸਾਇਨਿ ਮਾਤੀ ॥
ਰੰਗ ਰੰਗੀ ਰਾਮ ਅਪਨੇ ਕੈ ਚਰਨ ਕਮਲ ਨਿਧਿ ਥਾਤੀ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਜਿਸ ਕਾ ਸਾ ਤਿਨ ਹੀ ਰਖਿ ਲੀਆ ਪੂਰਨ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੀ ਭਾਤੀ ॥
ਮੇਲਿ ਲੀਓ ਆਪੇ ਸੁਖਦਾਤੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਰਾਖੀ ਪਾਤੀ ॥੨॥੧੨॥੪੩॥

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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