Sikh Cast Ep21 - “I have no worthy flower for the Incomparable” (Sabad of the week)

February 28, 2017

Suckling calf contaminated the milk,
Bees spoiled the flower. Fish the water. 1.

O Mother! What do I offer the Earth-Force in worship?
I have no worthy flower for the Incomparable. 1. Reflect

Snakes ensnare Mailagar* sandalwood trees,
Poison and Nectar dwell together. 2.

Incense, lamps and edible idol offerings are contaminated due to odor.
How then are Your votaries to worship You? 3.

I dedicate body and mind, offer them in worship,
By Guru’s Grace the Immaculate is realized. 4.

“I don’t know how to worship or venerate You,”
says Ravidas. “How will I fare?” 5.

*Sandalwood trees that are on the Mailaya mountain.

 

ਗੂਜਰੀ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਰਵਿਦਾਸ ਜੀ ਕੇ ਪਦੇ ਘਰੁ ੩

ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
ਦੂਧੁ ਤ ਬਛਰੈ ਥਨਹੁ ਬਿਟਾਰਿਓ ॥
ਫੂਲੁ ਭਵਰਿ ਜਲੁ ਮੀਨਿ ਬਿਗਾਰਿਓ ॥੧॥
ਮਾਈ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਪੂਜਾ ਕਹਾ ਲੈ ਚਰਾਵਉ ॥
ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਫੂਲੁ ਅਨੂਪੁ ਨ ਪਾਵਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਮੈਲਾਗਰ ਬੇਰ੍ਹੇ ਹੈ ਭੁਇਅੰਗਾ ॥
ਬਿਖੁ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਬਸਹਿ ਇਕ ਸੰਗਾ ॥੨॥
ਧੂਪ ਦੀਪ ਨਈਬੇਦਹਿ ਬਾਸਾ ॥
ਕੈਸੇ ਪੂਜ ਕਰਹਿ ਤੇਰੀ ਦਾਸਾ ॥੩॥
ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਅਰਪਉ ਪੂਜ ਚਰਾਵਉ ॥
ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦਿ ਨਿਰੰਜਨੁ ਪਾਵਉ ॥੪॥
ਪੂਜਾ ਅਰਚਾ ਆਹਿ ਨ ਤੋਰੀ ॥
ਕਹਿ ਰਵਿਦਾਸ ਕਵਨ ਗਤਿ ਮੋਰੀ ॥੫॥੧॥

Bhagat Ravidas ji in Gujri Rag | Guru Granth Sahib 525


Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord.

 

Guest: Harinder Singh (@1force)

Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)

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