Gurbani Word Of The Day: navelaa

ਨਵੇਲਾ (navelaa)

Meaning: adjective: New, fresh, young.

ਓਹੁ  ਨੇਹੁ ਨਵੇਲਾ॥ ਅਪੁਨੇ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਸਿਉ ਲਾਗਿ ਰਹੈ॥
ਓਹ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਨਿੱਤ ਨਵਾਂ (ਸੱਜਰਾ) ਰਹਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਆਪਣੇ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ-ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਨਾਲ ਲੱਗਾ ਰਵ੍ਹੇ।

oh  neh navelaa. apune preetam siu laag rahai.
The love which is placed in our Beloved is ever fresh and new. –Guru Arjun Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib, 407

Message: As the Divine is considered to be timeless, then His love is timeless too. It therefore remains fresh and new throughout the ages. When He bestows His grace upon us, we are immersed in this fresh love.

As we enter the New Year, with new resolutions and hope for fresh beginnings, this is an opportunity to connect to the Divine as the object of our devotion. By remaining absorbed in devotional worship, we blend with Him. As our mind dedicates itself to His love and His virtues, it becomes steady and calm amidst challenges we may face in life.

With a love that is ever fresh and new, let us nurture a relationship with the Divine who is our support and our strength. Let us experience Divinity in every breath that we take. Let us be aware that behind every life experience, the True Teacher is there.

Etymology: From Sanskrit naval (new) → Prakrit ṇavall → Sindhi navalu/navilo and Old Punjabi navelaa (new, fresh; young).


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