Gurbani Word Of The Day: mauliaa

ਮਉਲਿਆ (mauliaa)

Meaning: verb: Blossomed, flourished.

ਰਾਜਾ ਰਾਮੁ ਮਉਲਿਆ  ਅਨਤ ਭਾਇ॥ ਜਹ ਦੇਖਉ  ਤਹ ਰਹਿਆ ਸਮਾਇ॥
ਰਾਜਿਆਂ ਦਾ ਰਾਜਾ ਰਮਤ-ਰਾਮ ਅਨੰਤ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਕਰ (ਸ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਟੀ ਵਿਚ) ਖਿੜਿਆ ਹੋਇਆ ਹੈ। ਜਿਥੇ ਵੀ ਮੈਂ ਦੇਖਦਾ ਹਾਂ, ਓਥੇ ਉਹ ਹੀ ਵਿਆਪਕ ਹੋਇਆ (ਦਿਸਦਾ) ਹੈ।

raajaa raam mauliaa  anat bhaai. jah dekhau  tah rahiaa samaai.
The King of kings, the Divine, is blossomed (in creation) in countless ways. Wherever I look, (I see Him) there pervading and permeating. -Bhagat Kabir, Guru Granth Sahib, 1193

Message: If we reflect deeply on the verse, we can appreciate that a true devotee can never be downcast or depressed. Bhagat Kabir does not entertain any negative thoughts, but is completely engrossed in wonderment and awe in his environment.

He saw and realised that the Divine blossomed in His creation. This is a sign of awe and happiness at seeing the Divine in full bloom in the creation. If we could only emulate his mindset or attitude, we would also be full of joy. This joy would not be based on material possessions but pure beauty that is innate in nature.

Etymology: From Sanskrit mukulayati (blossoms) → Prakrit maulai → Bengali maulaa, Hindi/Punjabi maulnaa.


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