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Sabad Hajare Patisahi 10 - Sabad 02: Yoga Disrupted

What kind of Yoga?

Monday
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16
January
2023

In this third podcast, Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur explore what it means to earn union in comparison to transactional relationships with the divine. 

Introducing Sabad Hajare Patshahi 10, new translations and commentaries of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib's composition. Harinder Singh (Innovation Director) and Jasleen Kaur (Research Associate) discuss their learnings and challenges while engaging with the words of this composition. The unique contexts and subversions these compositions reveal are a treat for those who yearn to get to know Guru Gobind Singh Sahib and those who yearn to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh Sahib.

In the second composition of the “Sabad Hajare Patisahi 10” (popularly Shabad Hazare Patshahi 10) series, Guru Gobind Singh Sahib emphasizes union with the 1. Guru Sahib disrupts fixation on yoga for union and offers developing the love for the 1 and feeling the identity of the 1.

In this third podcast, Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur explore what it means to earn union in comparison to transactional relationships with the divine. They also discuss what it means to sing as waves of love and deep knowledge arise from within, in comparison to the one-noted concentration of the yogis.

Sabad

ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹੀ ੧੦
ਰੇ ਮਨ   ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਜੋਗੁ ਕਮਾਓ॥
ਸਿੰਙੀ ਸਾਚੁ   ਅਕਪਟ ਕੰਠੁਲਾ   ਧਿਆਨੁ ਬਿਭੂਤਿ ਚੜ੍ਹਾਓ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ॥
ਤਾਂਤੀ ਗਹੁ   ਆਤਮ ਬਸਿ ਕਰਿ ਕੀ   ਭਿੱਛਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਅਧਾਰੰ॥
ਬਾਜੈ ਪਰਮ ਤਾਰ ਤਤੁ ਹਰਿ ਕੋ   ਉਪਜੈ ਰਾਗੁ ਰਸਾਰੰ॥੧॥
ਉਘਟੈ ਤਾਨ ਤਰੰਗ ਰੰਗਿ ਅਤਿ   ਗਿਆਨਿ ਗੀਤਿ ਬੰਧਾਨੰ॥
ਚਕਿ ਚਕਿ ਰਹੇ ਦੇਵ ਦਾਨਵ ਮੁਨਿ   ਛਕਿ ਛਕਿ ਬ੍ਯੋਮ ਬਿਵਾਨੰ॥੨॥
ਆਤਮ ਉਪਦੇਸੁ ਭੇਸੁ ਸੰਜਮ ਕੋ   ਜਾਪੁ ਸੁ ਅਜਪਾ ਜਾਪੈ॥
ਸਦਾ ਰਹੈ ਕੰਚਨ ਸੀ ਕਾਯਾ   ਕਾਲੁ ਨ ਕਬਹੂੰ ਬ੍ਯਾਪੈ॥੩॥੨॥

Translation

Yoga Disrupted
What kind of Yoga?

Ramkali Sovereign 10
O mind! Earn the union by this method:
Consider Truth as a horn, non-deception a necklace, and ascend ash of contemplation. Pause-reflect.
Control inner-self as holding a one-string instrument, and Nam -Identification as a support to receiving alms.
Experience the essence of Hari -1 as the sound of supreme strings; that's where melodious musical modes emerge.
Wave of color-love arises from melodic improvisations and compositions of songs of deep knowledge.
Gods, demons, and sages witness in amazement; those riding skies are in happiness.
Control inner-self as the instruction; practice self-restraint as garb; and unrecitable recitation as the recitation.
That’s how the body always remains golden; the fear of death doesn’t affect it.

In This Podcast

Harinder Singh

Senior Fellow, Research & Policy
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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Jasleen Kaur

Research Associate
Research Associate

Jasleen Kaur is a Research Associate at the Sikh Research Institute. She has received a Religious Studies B.A./M.A. from the University of Virginia, focusing on South Asian Religions through the lens of literature and poetry.

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