The Sikh Cast

Sikh Cast Ep23 - “Day and night I ask for Nam within” (Sabad of the week)

March 15, 2017

When All-Pervasive’s Love penetrates the inside and the mind,
then one cannot live without the All-Pervasive.
As the fish perishes without water, so does one die without Nam. 1.

My Divine, grace me with the water of All-Pervasive’s glory.
Day and night I ask for Nam within. Through Nam serenity is attained. Reflect.

As the Chatrik pleads for the rain-drop, for without the rain-drop,
its thirst cannot be quenched.
Become Guru-oriented to receive the water of bliss naturally,
then blossom through supreme Love. 2.

Self-oriented are hungry, wander in ten directions.
Without Nam experience the agony.
Born, dead, then born again,
they are reprimanded in the dwelling place. 3.

When Graced, then All-Pervasive’s virtues are sung,
All-Pervasive’s flavors are experienced within.
Nanak: When on the meek the Compassion occurs,
then Sabad quenches desires. 4.

Guru Ramdas Sahib in Sorath Rag | Guru Granth Sahib 607

*Pied Crested Cuckoo bird. Poets describe this bird as being unwilling to drink the water found on earth. It will only drink rain water as it drops from the skies.

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੪ ॥
ਹਰਿ ਸਿਉ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਅੰਤਰੁ ਮਨੁ ਬੇਧਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਰਹਣੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ॥
ਜਿਉ ਮਛੁਲੀ ਬਿਨੁ ਨੀਰੈ ਬਿਨਸੈ ਤਿਉ ਨਾਮੈ ਬਿਨੁ ਮਰਿ ਜਾਈ ॥੧॥
ਮੇਰੇ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਜਲੁ ਦੇਵਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਈ॥
ਹਉ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਮੰਗਾ ਦਿਨੁ ਰਾਤੀ ਨਾਮੇ ਹੀ ਸਾਂਤਿ ਪਾਈ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ॥
ਜਿਉ ਚਾਤ੍ਰਿਕੁ ਜਲ ਬਿਨੁ ਬਿਲਲਾਵੈ ਬਿਨੁ ਜਲ ਪਿਆਸ ਨ ਜਾਈ॥
ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜਲੁ ਪਾਵੈ ਸੁਖ ਸਹਜੇ ਹਰਿਆ ਭਾਇ ਸੁਭਾਈ ॥੨॥
ਮਨਮੁਖ ਭੂਖੇ ਦਹ ਦਿਸ ਡੋਲਹਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਦੁਖੁ ਪਾਈ॥
ਜਨਮਿ ਮਰੈ ਫਿਰਿ ਜੋਨੀ ਆਵੈ ਦਰਗਹਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਸਜਾਈ ॥੩॥
ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰਹਿ ਤਾ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਵਹ ਹਰਿ ਰਸੁ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਪਾਈ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਦੀਨ ਦਇਆਲ ਭਏ ਹੈ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਸਬਦਿ ਬੁਝਾਈ ॥੪॥੮॥

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.

Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)

Guest: Harinder Singh (@1Force)