Gurbani Word Of The Day: hajoor

ਹਜੂਰਿ (hajoor)

Meaning: adverb: Present.

ਜਹ ਜਹ ਪੇਖਉ  ਤਹ ਹਜੂਰਿ   ਦੂਰਿ ਕਤਹੁ ਜਾਈ॥ 
ਰਵਿ ਰਹਿਆ ਸਰਬਤ੍ਰ ਮੈ   ਮਨ ਸਦਾ ਧਿਆਈ॥
ਜਿਥੇ ਜਿਥੇ ਵੀ ਮੈਂ ਵੇਖਦਾ ਹਾਂ, (ਪ੍ਰਭੂ) ਉਥੇ ਹੀ ਹਾਜ਼ਰ ਹੈ, ਕਿਸੇ ਵੀ ਥਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਦੂਰ ਨਹੀਂ ਜਾਂਦਾ। ਹੇ ਮਨ ! ਤੂੰ ਸਦਾ (ਉਸ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਨੂੰ) ਧਿਆ, ਜੋ ਸਭ ਵਿਚ ਵੱਸ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ।

jah jah pekhau  tah hajoor   door katahu na jaaee.
rav rahiaa sarbatra mai   man sadaa dhiaaee.
Wherever I look, there (the Divine) is present; He doesn’t go far from any place. O mind! Always meditate on the One who is pervading all. –Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, 677

Message: In this verse, Guru Nanak reiterates and reaffirms the fact that the Divine is present everywhere permanently. His presence is immutable – unchanging and unchangeable.

The verse further emphasises that as the Divine is present in us and around us, we need to remember Him at all times. When we ponder on Him and remember Him, we should reflect on His virtues and try to inculcate and cultivate them. This needs personal effort and the grace of the Almighty. Only then can we see Him permeating everywhere.

Etymology: From Persian/Arabic huzoor (presence, the presence of a king or any superior person).


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