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I Cannot Live Without All-Pervasive For Even a Moment or an Instant

Sabad Reflection

Monday
,
12
June
2017

In the melodic embrace of Rag Asavar, Guru Ramdas Sahib's bestowed Sabad resonates, capturing the transitional hues from late afternoon to early evening.

In the melodic embrace of Rag Asavar, Guru Ramdas Sahib's bestowed Sabad resonates, capturing the transitional hues from late afternoon to early evening. This musical framework is a canvas for profound reflections, leading the listener on a devotional journey.

The Sabad begins with a steadfast glorification of All-Pervasive's Nam each day. Progressing, it delves into listening and remembering All-Pervasive's glory, drawing an analogy to the swan's reliance on the pond. This comparison accentuates the integral connection of the servant to the Divine, akin to the inseparable dependence of a swan on its habitat.

The Sabad shifts to the diverse expressions of love in the world. While acknowledging that some harbor affection for transient attachments and pride, the focus pivots to the profound love of All-Pervasive's servants for the Freedom-state. This divine affection becomes a guiding beacon for remembrance, encapsulated in the repeated refrain, "All-Pervasive! All-Pervasive!" The repetition serves a dual purpose – as a reminder and an invocation, urging a continuous connection with the Divine.

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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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