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 sixth composition of the “Sabad Hajare Patisahi 10” (popularly Shabad Hazare Patshahi 10) series, Guru Gobind Singh Sahib calls on his 1-Beloved-Friend on behalf of the Khalsa in the forests of Machhiwara. Guru Sahib affirms that nothing in this world matters except the Beloved Friend.
In this seventh podcast, Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur discuss the popularly known composition uttered by Guru Gobind Singh Sahib in the forests of Machhiwara in late December. They discuss the Guru’s compassion for the disciples, the historical context of this composition, and its continued relevance as an important part of the global Sikh psyche.
ਖਿਆਲ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹੀ ੧੦
ਮਿੱਤ੍ਰ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਨੂੰ ਹਾਲੁ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਦਾ ਕਹਿਣਾ॥
ਤੁਧੁ ਬਿਨੁ ਰੋਗੁ ਰਜਾਈਆਂ ਦਾ ਓਢਣੁ ਨਾਗ ਨਿਵਾਸਾਂ ਦੇ ਰਹਿਣਾ॥
ਸੂਲ ਸੁਰਾਹੀ ਖੰਜਰੁ ਪਿਆਲਾ ਬਿੰਗੁ ਕਸਾਈਆਂ ਦਾ ਸਹਿਣਾ॥
ਯਾਰੜੇ ਦਾ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਸੱਥਰ ਚੰਗਾ ਭੱਠਿ ਖੇੜਿਆਂ ਦਾ ਰਹਿਣਾ॥੧॥੧॥੬॥
Who to tell our condition?
Khyal Sovereign 10
To the Beloved Friend, tell the condition of the disciples.
Without You: using a comforter is like being ill, living in the house is like being with snakes.
Flask is like a spear; glass is like a dagger; separation-pang feels like a butcher’s knife.
Friend’s earth-bed is pleasing to us; pleasing the body-village is like living in the kiln.
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