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Sheikh Farid in Rag Asa | Guru Granth Sahib 488

Sabad Recitation


This Sabad is by Sheikh Farid (1173-1265) and is set in Rag Asa, a devotional musical framework. The essence of the composition lies in its contemplation of contrasting states.

1 Reality realized by Eternal Perfection's Grace!

Those who love from the heart are genuine.
Those who think one notion but vocalize another are unripe.  1.

Those drenched with Love remain colored with Khuda’s¹ vision.
Those who forget Nam² become a burden on the earth.  1. Reflect

Those whom You attach to Your hem are the dervishes³ at Your door.
Their birth-mothers are blessed. Their advent is congratulatory.  2.

O! Caretaker, You are limitless, fathomless, and endless.
I kiss the feet of those who have realized the Eternal.  3.

O! Khuda, I seek Your sanctuary. Your nature is too free.
Grant Sheikh Farid the gift of Your devotion.  4.

1 Islamic word for God, derived from Iranian terms for Lord, Ruler, and Master.

2 Divine Identification

3 Dervish is a Persian word for the one hanging outside the door.

     Sheikh Farid in Rag Asa |  Guru Granth Sahib 488

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