Word Of The Day: bhagat

ਭਗਤਿ (bhagat)
Meaning: noun: adoration, devotion; devotional worship.

ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਨਾਨਕਿ ਭਗਤਿ ਕਰੀ ਇਕ ਮਨਿ   ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਧਨੁ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਦੀਅਉ॥
satgur naanak bhagat karee ik man tan man dhan gobiňd deeau.

Nanak, the true Guru, worshipped the Divine single-mindedly and surrendered everything – his body, mind and wealth to the Divine.
– Bhatt Balya, Guru Granth Sahib, Page 1405

Message: Guru Nanak worshipped the Almighty whole-heartedly and single-mindedly. He submitted himself wholly to the Divine and this is why he is revered as the embodiment of the Divine, a treasure trove of divine wisdom and divine qualities.

If a drop of water falls into the ocean, it becomes one with the ocean, and it is not called a drop anymore. It becomes a powerful ocean as its identity as a mere drop has merged into the great ocean.

Similarly, Guru Nanak is praised as someone who surrendered himself totally to the Divine by allowing Divinity to enter his thoughts, words and deeds. He was fully in harmony with the Creator and Creation (Nature and the Laws of Nature).

Let us all learn from the Guru the way of focused devotion and total submission to the Divine. Let us live in harmony with one another.

ਨਾਨਕਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਿਰੰਜਨ ਜਾਨ´ਉ  ਕੀਨੀ ਭਗਤਿ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਈ॥
Guru Nanak realized the Name of the Immaculate Divine within his heart, and being spiritually attuned, performed His loving devotional worship. – Bhatt Balya, Guru Granth Sahib, Page 1406

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Etymology: From Sanskrit bhakti (worship, devotion), which comes from bhaj (to give, to serve).


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