Archive for January, 2011

Introduction. Cosmology is the study of the origin of the universe, its structure, and the laws governing it. This study has been carried out in two fields – religious and scientific, the latter as part of astrophysics. Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that deals with physical properties of the universe, how it came into […]

ਸਲੋਕੁ ॥ ਸਰਬ ਕਲਾ ਭਰਪੂਰ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਜਾਨਨਹਾਰ ॥ ਜਾ ਕੈ ਸਿਮਰਨਿ ਉਧਰੀਐ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਿਸੁ ਬਲਿਹਾਰ ॥੧॥ Salok. Sarab kalā bẖarpūr parabẖ birthā jānanhār. Jā kai simran uḏẖrī▫ai Nānak ṯis balihār. ||1|| (Slok) prologue. (Prabh) the Almighty (jaananhaar) knows (birtha = pain, problems) the state of all creatures and also (bharpur = full of) has […]

  Note: This fourteenth Astpadi of Sukhmani Sahib highlights that there is only one Omnipotent Master, whom alone we should remember and look up to. ਸਲੋਕੁ ॥ ਤਜਹੁ ਸਿਆਨਪ ਸੁਰਿ ਜਨਹੁ ਸਿਮਰਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਰਾਇ ॥ ਏਕ ਆਸ ਹਰਿ ਮਨਿ ਰਖਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਦੂਖੁ ਭਰਮੁ ਭਉ ਜਾਇ ॥੧॥ Salok. Ŧajahu si▫ānap sur janhu simrahu har har […]

Note 1: This thirteenth Astpadi is about people who are not at ease with those leading spiritual lives; they find faults with and slander them. The Slok and Astpadi bring out that with this they pollute their own minds and suffer. Note 2: As the name indicates, each Astpadi has eight stanzas. In this Astpadi […]

Note: The twelfth Astpadi of Sukhmani Sahib deals with various causes for ego and pride. However these bring restlessness to the mind. Solace comes only through humility. ਸਲੋਕੁ ॥ ਸੁਖੀ ਬਸੈ ਮਸਕੀਨੀਆ ਆਪੁ ਨਿਵਾਰਿ ਤਲੇ ॥ ਬਡੇ ਬਡੇ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੀਆ ਨਾਨਕ ਗਰਬਿ ਗਲੇ ॥੧॥ Salok. Sukẖī basai maskīnī▫ā āp nivār ṯale. Bade bade ahaʼnkārī▫ā Nānak garab […]


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