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That Husband-Beloved’s Love

ਓਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਪਿਰੀ ॥

Monday
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17
April
2017

That Husband-Beloved’s Love

ਓਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਪਿਰੀ ॥

Monday
,
17
April
2017
Sabad of the Week
Sabad
Rag Asa
Guru Granth Sahib
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That Husband-Beloved’s Love

ਓਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਪਿਰੀ ॥

Monday
,
17
April
2017

Explore the Sabad (Shabad) of Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag (raag) Asa from the Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred scripture of the Sikhs. Read the translation done by Harinder Singh and Inni Kaur. Listen to Inni Kaur’s reflection on this Sabad. 

This composition by Guru Arjan Sahib is in Rag Asa, a musical mode used to evoke a mood of hope, expectation, inspiration, and courage. Guru Arjan Sahib asks, “Where does one go to experience the ultimate comfort?” The answer: “It is in the sanctuary of the Eternal, the True congregation.”

Reflection: This Sabad raises our consciousness toward the eternal. Love for worldly wealth and power pales before this infinite love.

That Husband-Beloved’s Love. 1. Reflect.
Gold, jewels, elephant-size pearls, rubies—no, nope, none.  1.

No empire, opulence, power, or indulgence;
Craved not even a tiny bit.  2.

In True Congregation’s humble sanctuary and devotion
The comfort of comfort is obtained.

Nanak: Burning vanishes upon
Experiencing Husband-Beloved’s Love.  3.
     Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Asa | Guru Granth Sahib 406
ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ਤਿਪਦੇ ॥
ਓਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਪਿਰੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥    
ਕਨਿਕ ਮਾਣਿਕ ਗਜ ਮੋਤੀਅਨ ਲਾਲਨ ਨਹ ਨਾਹ ਨਹੀ ॥੧॥
ਰਾਜ ਨ ਭਾਗ ਨ ਹੁਕਮ ਨ ਸਾਦਨ ॥
ਕਿਛੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਨ ਚਾਹੀ ॥੨॥
ਚਰਨਨ ਸਰਨਨ ਸੰਤਨ ਬੰਦਨ ॥
ਸੁਖੋ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਹੀ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਤਪਤਿ ਹਰੀ ॥
ਮਿਲੇ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਪਿਰੀ ॥੩॥੩॥੧੪੩॥

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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Inni Kaur is Creative Director at the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI). She has served SikhRI in several capacities since 2010, including Chair of the Board, and most recently as CEO. 

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