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Sabad Hajare Patisahi 10 - Sabad 03: Mentor Specified

Tuesday
,
24
January
2023

In this fourth podcast, Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur discuss what it means to attach to the feet of the Supreme Being, the poisons we are collecting, and the remembrance we are being asked to collect instead.

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 third composition of the “Sabad Hajare Patisahi 10” (popularly Shabad Hazare Patshahi 10) series, Guru Gobind Singh Sahib emphasizes seeking mentorship from the 1. Guru Sahib questions the performance of prescribed rituals and intently doing principled deeds that are eternal.

In this fourth podcast, Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur discuss what it means to attach to the feet of the Supreme Being, the poisons we are collecting, and the remembrance we are being asked to collect instead.

Sabad

ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹੀ ੧੦
ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ   ਪਰਮ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਪਗਿ ਲਾਗੋ॥
ਸੋਵਤਿ ਕਹਾਂ ਮੋਹ ਨਿੰਦ੍ਰਾ ਮੈ   ਕਬਹੂੰ ਸੁਚਿਤ ਹ੍ਵੈ ਜਾਗੋ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ॥
ਔਰਨ ਕਹਾਂ ਉਪਦੇਸਤ ਹੈ ਪਸੁ   ਤੋਹਿ ਪ੍ਰਬੋਧੁ ਨ ਲਾਗੋ॥
ਸਿੰਚਿਤ ਕਹਾਂ ਪਰੇ ਬਿਖ੍ਯਨਿ ਕਹ   ਕਬਹੁ ਬਿਖੈ ਰਸ ਤ੍ਯਾਗੋ॥੧॥
ਕੇਵਲ ਕਰਮ ਭਰਮ ਸੇ ਚੀਨਹੁ   ਧਰਮ ਕਰਮ ਅਨੁਰਾਗੋ॥
ਸੰਗ੍ਰਹਿ ਕਰੋ ਸਦਾ ਸਿਮਰਨ ਕੋ   ਪਰਮ ਪਾਪ ਤਜਿ ਭਾਗੋ॥੨॥
ਜਾ ਤੇ ਦੂਖ ਪਾਪ ਨਹਿ ਭੇਟੈ   ਕਾਲ ਜਾਲ ਤੇ ਤਾਗੋ॥
ਜੌ ਸੁਖ ਚਾਹੋ ਸਦਾ ਸਭਨ ਕੌ   ਤੌ ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਰਸਿ ਪਾਗੋ॥੩॥੩॥

Translation

Mentor Specified
Who is the best mentor?

Ramkali Sovereign 10
O being, attach to the feet of the Supreme Being.
Why are you asleep in attachment’s sleep? Awaken sometime to be attentive! Pause-reflect.
O animal-like, why do you preach to others? You are not attached to the teachings.
Why are you collecting the poisons? When will you renounce the flavor of poisons?
Realize performing only the deeds as an illusion; love the principled deeds.
Always collect the remembrance, run away from the great sin.
Such that you don’t submit to the pain and the sin, you must confront the death-web.
If you always want all kinds of comforts, then drench yourself in the flavor of Hari- 1.

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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