Word Of The Day: teras

ਤੇਰਸਿ (teras)
Meaning: thirteenth day of the lunar fortnight.

ਤੇਰਸਿ ਤੇਰਹ ਅਗਮ ਬਖਾਣਿ॥ ਅਰਧ ਉਰਧ ਬਿਚਿ ਸਮ ਪਹਿਚਾਣਿ॥
teras terah agam bakhaaṇ. ardh urdh bich sam pahichaaṇ.
Message on the thirteenth day of the lunar fortnight: The thirteen scriptures proclaim that – recognize the Divine permeating up, down, and in between – everywhere alike. – Bhagat Kabeer, Guru Granth Sahib, Page 344


Message: Making a reference to the thirteenth day of the lunar fortnight, Bhagat Kabeer guides us by saying that the thirteen holy books i.e. all the scriptures proclaim that the Creator pervades and permeates in all the regions of the world – above and below and in the middle. There is no high or low, no honour or dishonour. The Divine light passes through everything, every cell and every molecule of existence. Recognize it, experience it, and stay in harmony with yourself and with your surroundings.

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Etymology: From Sanskrit trayodashee (thirteenth day of lunar fortnight) → Prakrit terasee → Gurbani terasi.


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