Gurbani Word Of The Day: dostee

ਦੋਸਤੀ (dostee)

Meaning: noun: Friendship.

ਤਿਨਾ ਦਰੀਆਵਾ ਸਿਉ ਦੋਸਤੀ   ਮਨਿ ਮੁਖਿ ਸਚਾ ਨਾਉ॥
ਓਹਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਦੋਸਤੀ ਦਰਿਆਵਾਂ (ਪਾਣੀ ਦੇ ਸ੍ਰੋਤਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਬਾਣੀ ਦੇ ਪ੍ਰਵਾਹਾਂ) ਨਾਲ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਹੈ (ਅਤੇ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦੇ) ਮਨ ਵਿਚ ਅਤੇ ਮੁਖ ਵਿਚ ਸੱਚਾ ਨਾਮ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ।

tinaa daree-aavaa siu dostee   man mukh sachaa naau.
Their friendship is with the rivers (the streams of water and the sources of divinity) and true Naam is in their minds and in their mouths (on their lips). -Guru Angad Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, 146

Message: To make our physical body clean and fresh in the morning, we need a source of water (rivers, ponds and wells were such sources in the past). Similarly, to cleanse our mind and keep it spiritually attuned, we need to develop a close relationship with the Divine. Having cleansed our bodies and minds, we can keep the true love and devotion for the Divine wisdom and attributes enshrined in our being.

We should strive to continuously cleanse our mind and actions by following the path laid out by the Guru. The consistent reminder of the presence of our Creator, within us and around us, will hold us internally steady and spirited.

Etymology: From Persian dostee (friendship, amity)


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