The Sikh Cast

Sikh Cast Ep97 - Sabad of the Month Series: The Graceful Bride

April 11, 2019

The Graceful Bride

 

O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath!

When You are with me,

I have all wealth.

 

O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath!

When You are within me,

comfort, grandeur exists within me.

 

O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath!

In Your Will, I sit on a majestic throne.

In Your Will, I wander begging.

 

O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath!

In Your Will, water flows in drylands.

In Your Will, lotus blooms in the sky.

 

O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath!

In Your Will, I cross the world-ocean.

In Your Will, I drown.

 

O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath!

In Your Will, I get colored by Husband.

I am absorbed in the treasure-house of virtues.

 

 

O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath!

In Your Will, Husband seems fearful, hence ­-

I go through birth-death-cycles.

 

O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath!

In Your Will, Husband is unweighable, unreachable.

I fall down acknowledging.

 

O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath!

What to ask, what to say, what to listen?

I hunger and thirst for Your vision.

 

O’ Life of life! O’ Breath of breath!

In Gur Sabad1 I met Husband.

This is Nanak’s true prayer.  2.

 

1. The wisdom learnt from the Guru. Popularly refers to the hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib.

Guru Nanak Sahib in Rag Suhi | Guru Granth Sahib 762
 

ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਸੁਚਜੀ ॥

ਜਾ ਤੂ ਤਾ ਮੈ ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਤੂ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਮੇਰੀ ਰਾਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥

ਤੁਧੁ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਹਉ ਸੁਖਿ ਵਸਾ ਤੂੰ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਸਾਬਾਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥

ਭਾਣੈ ਤਖਤਿ ਵਡਾਈਆ ਭਾਣੈ ਭੀਖ ਉਦਾਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥

ਭਾਣੈ ਥਲ ਸਿਰਿ ਸਰੁ ਵਹੈ ਕਮਲੁ ਫੁਲੈ ਆਕਾਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥

ਭਾਣੈ ਭਵਜਲੁ ਲੰਘੀਐ ਭਾਣੈ ਮੰਝਿ ਭਰੀਆਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥

ਭਾਣੈ ਸੋ ਸਹੁ ਰੰਗੁਲਾ ਸਿਫਤਿ ਰਤਾ ਗੁਣਤਾਸਿ ਜੀਉ

ਭਾਣੈ ਸਹੁ ਭੀਹਾਵਲਾ ਹਉ ਆਵਣਿ ਜਾਣਿ ਮੁਈਆਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥

ਤੂ ਸਹੁ ਅਗਮੁ ਅਤੋਲਵਾ ਹਉ ਕਹਿ ਕਹਿ ਢਹਿ ਪਈਆਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥

ਕਿਆ ਮਾਗਉ ਕਿਆ ਕਹਿ ਸੁਣੀ ਮੈ ਦਰਸਨ ਭੂਖ ਪਿਆਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥

ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦੀ ਸਹੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੀ ਅਰਦਾਸਿ ਜੀਉ ॥੨॥

 

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: Inni Kaur (@innikaur)

Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)