Word Of The Day : Saad

ਸਾਦ (saad)
Meaning: noun: flavours, tastes.

ਗੀਤ ਸਾਦ ਚਾਖੇ ਸੁਣੇ ਬਾਦ ਸਾਦ ਤਨਿ ਰੋਗੁ॥
geet saad chaakhe suṇe   baad saad tan rog.
One hears various songs, and tastes various flavours, but these sensual pleasures (if devoid of divinity) are useless, they bring only disease to the body.
– Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, Page 1010

Message: Music, song and dance excite the senses, as do certain flavours. Carried to the extreme these indulgences can be addictive. Once addiction sets in, these are detrimental to the wellbeing of the individual. It is the excessive indulgence in these activities without a balance derived from the Guru’s wisdom that is the cause of the dis-ease. Our Gurus have always advised moderation in all of our actions. Follow their wisdom and be moderate in your indulgence.

Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Voltaire, a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher, 1694 – 1778

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Etymology: From Sanskrit svaad (taste, flavor) and/or svaadu (sweet, palatable) → Pali saadu (sweet) → Prakrit saay/saau (taste) → Sindhi saau (taste, flavor).

Notes: Its other forms used in the Gurbani are suaad, suaau and saau.


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