Meaning: adjective: Mighty, powerful.
ਜਿਸ ਦਾ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਡਾਢਾ ਹੋਇ॥ ਤਿਸ ਨੋ ਮਾਰਿ ਨ ਸਾਕੈ ਕੋਇ॥
jis daa saahib ḍaaḍhaa hoi. tis no maar na saakai koi..
No one can destroy him or her, whose Master is the most powerful. – Guru Amar Das, Guru Granth Sahib, 842
Message: The wisdom and knowledge that we gain from the Guru is a strong and foolproof guide for our time here on earth.
Acceptance of the divine will (hukam) ensures that we run through life’s ups and downs successfully, that we do not deviate from living a truthful and courageous life.
We cast aside our egos by walking on the righteous path and cherishing the love for the Divine in our hearts. We attribute any success or failure to the divine will (hukam) and do not carry the burden of blame.
We radiate with confidence in all our endeavours as we feel the rays of divine protection around us. Our intellect, sharpened by the Guru’s guidance, becomes our guiding compass. We need not fear anyone anymore.
Etymology: From Sanskrit daarḍhy (hardness, firmness, strength) → Sindhi ḍaaḍho (hard), Lahndi ḍaaḍhaa (strong) and Punjabi ḍaaḍḍhaa (strong, impertinent).