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Bhagat Ravidas ji in Gujri Rag | Guru Granth Sahib 525 | Artist: Bhai Harjinder Singh

Sabad Recitation

Saturday
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25
February
2017

Metaphors come alive, painting a vivid picture of life's complexities. The imagery of a suckling calf affecting milk, bees disrupting a flower, and fish muddying water draws attention to the innate interplay of purity and impurity.

In this Sabad attributed to Bhagat Ravidas, a profound contemplation unfolds. This composition finds its musical foundation in Rag Gujri, an ancient melodic mode reserved for the early hours of the day, evoking a sense of serene awakening.

Metaphors come alive, painting a vivid picture of life's complexities. The imagery of a suckling calf affecting milk, bees disrupting a flower, and fish muddying water draws attention to the innate interplay of purity and impurity. The seeker's earnest inquiry takes center stage, addressing the Earth-Force. A lamentation emerges a plea to find an offering worthy of the Incomparable. This introspection becomes a focal point, inviting reflection on the inadequacies of material tribute. The fragility of ritual purity is unveiled as incense, lamps, and offerings lose their essence to contaminating odors.

The question arises: How can devotees worship amid such constraints?

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