Gurbani Word Of The Day: darjee

ਦਰਜੀ (darjee)
Meaning: noun: Tailor.

ਲੋਹਾ ਵਢੇ  ਦਰਜੀ ਪਾੜੇ   ਸੂਈ ਧਾਗਾ ਸੀਵੈ॥
lohaa vaḍhe  darjee paaṛe   sooee dhaagaa seevai.

The steel (scissors) cuts the cloth, the tailor tears it, and the needle and thread sew it. -Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, 955

Message: Sewing, healing, making anew

Here Guru Nanak Sahib uses the metaphor of cutting a piece of cloth and then sewing it into a garment.

Process of tailoring: the cotton is first passed through rollers for ginning, woven into cloth by spinning, and then it is bleached and washed.

After that, the tailor cuts it with the scissors and tears it off into small pieces for sewing. Then with the help of needle and thread he stitches it into the desired item or dress.

Similarly, the scattered faculties of the human mind can be gathered and united with the help of the love and devotion for the Divine wisdom and truth.

Let us endeavour to slow down, appreciate, and practise the love for truth and divinity in daily life.

Etymology: From Persian darzee (tailor).


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