Gurbani Word Of The Day: Malak

ਮਲਕ (malak)
Meaning: noun: Malik, king, prince, chief.

ਮੀਰ ਮਲਕ ਉਮਰੇ ਫਾਨਾਇਆ   ਏਕ ਮੁਕਾਮ ਖੁਦਾਇ ਦਰਾ॥

meer malak umare faanaa-i-aa   ek mukaam khudaa-i daraa.
Rulers, kings, and nobles are transitory; only the court of the Divine is permanent. -Guru Arjan Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, 1084

Message: Even the mighty universe will pass…

The verse is a generic standpoint on life in this world.

It advises us to ponder in our hearts and realise that everything in this transitory world is short lived.

We are indeed small and weak in this universe and our stay is short.

Relations and things such as family, household, siblings, and other worldly entanglements are transient. The powerful, wealthy, and mighty will all perish. This is the nature of the world.

The only one who is eternal is the Creator. The appreciation and love for the Eternal will help us to obtain spiritual release from excessive worldly bondage and servitude.

Only a relationship with the Divine can lead us to a stable and steady spiritual state.

Etymology: Modification of Arabic malik (king) which comes from Arabic malak (angel or angel of death). The word is also used for the latter meaning in Gurbani.

Read more on Malik.



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