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Brimful Immortal Nectar is Within the Home

Sabad Reflection


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.

Brimful Immortal nectar is within the home. Self-oriented cannot taste it.
As musk deer knows not its fragrance, wanders astray in doubt.
Forsakes Immortal nectar, gathers poison, Creator You puzzle.
Rare Guru-oriented gain insight, see Supreme Cosmic within.
Body and Mind become Cool, tongue tastes All-Pervasive.
Only Sabad1 births Nam2, only Sabad bonds union.
Without Sabad entire world is mad, life is lost in vain.
Nanak: Only One-Sabad is the Immortal nectar, Guru-oriented receive it.  2.

1. Literally “The Word.” Popularly refers to the hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib.
2. Divine Identification

Guru Amardas Sahib in Rag Sorath  |  Guru Granth Sahib 644
ਮ: ੩ ॥

ਘਰ ਹੀ ਮਹਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਭਰਪੂਰ ਹੈ ਮਨਮੁਖਾ ਸਾਦੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ॥
ਜੀਉ ਕਸਤੂਰੀ ਮਿਰਗੁ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ਭ੍ਰਮਦਾ ਭਰਮਿ ਭੁਲਾਇਆ ॥
ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਤਜਿ ਬਿਖੁ ਸੰਗ੍ਰਹੈ ਕਰਤੈ ਆਪਿ ਖੁਆਇਆ ॥
ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਵਿਰਲੇ ਸੋਝੀ ਪਈ ਤਿਨਾ ਅੰਤਰ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਦਿਖਾਇਆ ॥
ਤਨੁ ਮਨੂ ਸੀਤਲੁ ਹੋਇਆ ਰਸਨਾ ਹਰਿ ਸਾਦੁ ਆਇਆ ॥
ਸਬਦੇ ਹੀ ਨਾਉ ਉਪਜੈ ਸਬਦੇ ਮੇਲਿ ਮਿਲਾਇਆ ॥
ਬਿਨੁ ਸਬਦੈ ਸਭੁ ਜਗੁ ਬਉਰਾਨਾ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਜਨਮ ਗਵਾਇਆ ॥
ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਏਕੋ ਸਬਦੁ ਹੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪਾਇਆ ॥੨॥

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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Inni Kaur

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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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