⟵ Back to Articles

Today’s Hukam, Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Todi 

Monday
,
27
April
2015

Today’s Hukam, Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Todi 

Monday
,
27
April
2015
Hukam
Amritsar
⟵ Back to articles

Today’s Hukam, Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Todi 

Monday
,
27
April
2015

Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad.

Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which 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 as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord.

My foolish heart is in the grip of pride.
By the Will of my Creator, Maya, like a witch, has swallowed my soul. || Reflect ||
More and more, one continually yearns for more;
but unless one is destined to receive, how can one obtain it?
One is entangled in wealth,bestowed by the Creator;
the unfortunate one attaches oneself to the fire of desires. || 1 ||
Listen, O mind, to the Teachings of the Holy Saints,
and all your transgressions shall be totally washed away.
One who is destined to receive from the Creator,
being Nanak, shall not be cast into the womb of reincarnation again. || 2 || 2 || 19 ||

  - Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Todi  | Guru Granth Sahib 715

ਟੋਡੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥

ਗਰਬਿ ਗਹਿਲੜੋ ਮੂੜੜੋ ਹੀਓ ਰੇ ॥

ਹੀਓ ਮਹਰਾਜ ਰੀ ਮਾਇਓ ॥ 

ਡੀਹਰ ਨਿਆਈ ਮੋਹਿ ਫਾਕਿਓ ਰੇ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਘਣੋ ਘਣੋ ਘਣੋ ਸਦ ਲੋੜੈ ਬਿਨੁ ਲਹਣੇ ਕੈਠੈ ਪਾਇਓ ਰੇ ॥

ਮਹਰਾਜ ਰੋ ਗਾਥੁ ਵਾਹੂ ਸਿਉ ਲੁਭੜਿਓ ਨਿਹਭਾਗੜੋ ਭਾਹਿ ਸੰਜੋਇਓ ਰੇ ॥੧॥

ਸੁਣਿ ਮਨ ਸੀਖ ਸਾਧੂ ਜਨ ਸਗਲੋ ਥਾਰੇ ਸਗਲੇ ਪ੍ਰਾਛਤ ਮਿਟਿਓ ਰੇ ॥

ਜਾ ਕੋ ਲਹਣੋ ਮਹਰਾਜ ਰੀ ਗਾਠੜੀਓ ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਗਰਭਾਸਿ ਨ ਪਉੜਿਓ ਰੇ ॥੨॥੨॥੧੯॥

Reflections

In today’s Hukam I feel Guru is asking me to cast aside my veil of illusion and seek the Truth. Your foolish mind is entangled in egotistical pride. This illusion has also been created by the Great Giver. However, you have fallen in love with the gifts and have forgotten the Giver. Reflect on what you are doing. You have attached yourself to the gifts; instead of attaching yourself to the Giver. This false illusion will devour and destroy you.

Guru’s Grace: A way to escape these fires of desire. Listen to the wisdom of the awakened beings. Follow the Teachings. Your transgressions will be obliterated. You will be led from darkness to light. Your cycle of reincarnation will end.

Path arduous
Chiseling hurts
Yet
I continue…
Guru Graces
Head bows.

Revised:

This Content has been made available for educational purposes only. SikhRI does not make any representation concerning the completeness of the Content. This Content is not intended to substitute research or a deeper understanding of the topic. SikhRI encourages readers to read multiple authors to gain a complete understanding of the topic.

The Sikh Research Institute recognizes its responsibility to correct any factual, minor, or significant errors promptly. Please contact us via email to request a correction if you have identified one.

Suggest a correction →
No items found.
No items found.
No items found.

Written By

Creative Director

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. 

View profile ⟶

Share on Social Media

Latest Articles

Tuesday
,
4
June
2024

Why Was Bhindranwale There?

Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale is a pivotal figure in the events of 1984. There is much consternation and confusion over his actions and choices in the lead-up to the June 1984 Ghallughara.

Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale is a pivotal figure in the events of 1984. There is much consternation and confusion over his actions and choices in the lead-up to the June 1984 Ghallughara.

READ More ⟶
Tuesday
,
9
April
2024

Whispers of the Beloved

Whispers of the Beloved: Reflections in Spring is a poetic odyssey intertwining the beauty of nature's awakening with the seeker's quest for spiritual connection.

Whispers of the Beloved: Reflections in Spring is a poetic odyssey intertwining the beauty of nature's awakening with the seeker's quest for spiritual connection.

READ More ⟶
Tuesday
,
26
March
2024

No More Blue Stars

In recent years, diasporic Sikhs have been moving to consciously avoid using the terms Operation Blue Star or Holocaust and instead use terms like the Battle of Amritsar, genocide, or Ghallughara when speaking about June and November 1984.

In recent years, diasporic Sikhs have been moving to consciously avoid using the terms Operation Blue Star or Holocaust and instead use terms like the Battle of Amritsar, genocide, or Ghallughara when speaking about June and November 1984.

READ More ⟶

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay informed with our weekly updates, important events and more at SikhRI.

Thank you! Your submission has been received.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.