Gurbani Word Of The Day: sabad

ਸਬਦੁ (sabad) 
Meaning: noun: The Word, the teaching (communicated by the Guru).

ਸਚੀ ਪਟੀ  ਸਚੁ ਮਨਿ   ਪੜੀਐ ਸਬਦੁ ਸੁ ਸਾਰੁ॥ 
sachee patee  sach man   paṛeeai sabad su saar.
(Appreciating and understanding) Truth in the mind is the true notebook, (and for that), one needs to study the sublime Word of the Guru. – Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, Page 938

Message: The benefits of reading are that, one slowly acquires authentic, scientific, rational and enlightening thoughts about the world. The Guru Granth Sahib is among the world’s richest sources of spiritual knowledge. Here, the Gurus have articulated many road maps in our journey in acquiring real knowledge versus phony knowledge. The Gurus also advise us to find the right teachers rather than those who mislead people.

Knowing the essence of wisdom and putting it in practice in our everyday life is achieved by studying the sublime Word of the Guru. With a stable mind, we can then contemplate on the Creator, strive to attain wisdom and enshrine godly virtues in our mind. 

The true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. – William Deresiewicz, an American author, essayist, and literary critic, b.1964

Etymology: From Sanskrit shabd (articulate sound, noise) → Pali/Prakrit sadd (sound, voice, call) → Sindhi saḍ̠u/saḍ̠o (call, shout), Lahndi sadd/saḍ̠ḍ̠, and Punjabi sadd/saddaa (call, invitation).


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