Introducing Sabad Hajare Patshahi 10, new translations and commentaries of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib's composition. Harinder Singh (Innovation Director) and Jasleen Kaur (Research Associate) discuss their learnings and challenges while engaging with the words of this composition. The unique contexts and subversions these compositions reveal are a treat for those who yearn to get to know Guru Gobind Singh Sahib and those who yearn to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh Sahib.
In the fourth composition of the “Sabad Hajare Patisahi 10” (popularly Shabad Hazare Patshahi 10) series, Guru Gobind Singh Sahib proclaims to the world that he seeks the protection from only the 1-Divine; his honor and dignity are with the 1. Guru Sahib equates 1-Divine with all deities; 1 has all their attributes and more, as texts and people identify with.
In this fifth podcast, Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur explore Guru Gobind Singh Sahib’s many invocations of divine names and attributes and their contexts in larger Indic systems. They then discuss Guru Gobind Singh Sahib’s reframing of these names within the larger understanding of IkOankar as the Ocean of compassion, the One who protects our honor.
Sorath Sovereign 10 O Divine, You protect my honor. You are Nilkantha, Narhari, Narayana, Nilbasan, and Banvari. Pause-reflect. O Supreme Being, Supreme Ruler, Owner, Auspicious, Air-Consumer, Madhava as the Great Light, Madhu-killer, Mandhata, and Mura-Killer as the Emancipator. Vice-free, age-free, sleep-free, poison-free, hell-savior, Ocean of compassion, seer of three-tenses, destroyer of bad-deeds. Bow-wielder in hand, patience-possessor, earth-embracer, vice-free, sword-possessor. I, of bad intellect, take refuge in Your feet; hold my hand to save me.