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Those Who Forget Nam Become a Burden on the Earth

ਵਿਸਰਿਆ ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਨਾਮੁ ਤੇ ਭੁਇ ਭਾਰੁ ਥੀਏ ॥

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2017

Those Who Forget Nam Become a Burden on the Earth

ਵਿਸਰਿਆ ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਨਾਮੁ ਤੇ ਭੁਇ ਭਾਰੁ ਥੀਏ ॥

Monday
,
7
August
2017
Sabad of the Week
Sabad
Rag Asa
Guru Granth Sahib
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Those Who Forget Nam Become a Burden on the Earth

ਵਿਸਰਿਆ ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਨਾਮੁ ਤੇ ਭੁਇ ਭਾਰੁ ਥੀਏ ॥

Monday
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August
2017

This Sabad is by Sheikh Farid (1173-1265) and is set in Rag Asa, a devotional musical framework. The essence of the composition lies in its contemplation of contrasting states. 

This Sabad is by Sheikh Farid (1173-1265) and is set in Rag Asa, a devotional musical framework. The essence of the composition lies in its contemplation of contrasting states. The Sabad delves into a juxtaposition between individuals immersed in Love and those untouched by it. Similarly, it parallels those saturated with Love and those lacking in it.

Those enveloped in Love perceive unity – seeing the One in all, recognizing the Creator within Creation and the Creation within the Creator; all facets of existence converge into a singular whole through this lens of perception. Conversely, those who neglect their inner Light, failing to forge a connection or acknowledge the Creator's role, inadvertently weigh down the world, assuming the role of a burden upon the earth.

1 Reality realized by Eternal Perfection's Grace!

Those who love from the heart are genuine.
Those who think one notion but vocalize another are unripe.  1.

Those drenched with Love remain colored with Khuda’s¹ vision.
Those who forget Nam² become a burden on the earth.  1. Reflect

Those whom You attach to Your hem are the dervishes³ at Your door.
Their birth-mothers are blessed. Their advent is congratulatory.  2.

O! Caretaker, You are limitless, fathomless, and endless.
I kiss the feet of those who have realized the Eternal.  3.

O! Khuda, I seek Your sanctuary. Your nature is too free.
Grant Sheikh Farid the gift of Your devotion.  4.

1 Islamic word for God, derived from Iranian terms for Lord, Ruler, and Master.
2
Divine Identification
3
Dervish is a Persian word for the one hanging outside the door.

     Sheikh Farid in Rag Asa |  Guru Granth Sahib 488
ਆਸਾ ਸੇਖ ਫਰੀਦ ਜੀਉ ਕੀ ਬਾਣੀ
ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥

ਦਿਲਹੁ ਮੁਹਬਤਿ ਜਿੰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਸੇਈ ਸਚਿਆ ॥
ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਮਨਿ ਹੋਰੁ ਮੁਖਿ ਹੋਰੁ ਸਿ ਕਾਂਢੇ ਕਚਿਆ ॥੧॥

ਰਤੇ ਇਸਕ ਖੁਦਾਇ ਰੰਗਿ ਦੀਦਾਰ ਕੇ ॥
ਵਿਸਰਿਆ ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਨਾਮੁ ਤੇ ਭੁਇ ਭਾਰੁ ਥੀਏ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਆਪਿ ਲੀਏ ਲੜਿ ਲਾਇ ਦਰਿ ਦਰਵੇਸ ਸੇ ॥
ਤਿਨ ਧੰਨੁ ਜਣੇਦੀ ਮਾਉ ਆਏ ਸਫਲੁ ਸੇ ॥੨॥

ਪਰਵਦਗਾਰ ਅਪਾਰ ਅਗਮ ਬੇਅੰਤ ਤੂ ॥
ਜਿਨਾ ਪਛਾਤਾ ਸਚੁ ਚੁੰਮਾ ਪੈਰ ਮੂੰ ॥੩॥

ਤੇਰੀ ਪਨਹ ਖੁਦਾਇ ਤੂ ਬਖਸੰਦਗੀ ॥
ਸੇਖ ਫਰੀਦੈ ਖੈਰੁ ਦੀਜੈ ਬੰਦਗੀ ॥੪॥੧॥

About the Series

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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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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