Gurbani Word Of The Day: hasato

ਹਸਤੋ (hasato)

Meaning: noun: Laughing.

ਹਸਤੋ ਜਾਇ  ਸੁ ਰੋਵਤੁ ਆਵੈ   ਰੋਵਤੁ ਜਾਇ  ਸੁ ਹਸੈ॥
ਜੋ ਹਸਦਾ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਉਹ ਰੋਂਦਾ ਆਉਂਦਾ ਹੈ, ਜੋ ਰੋਂਦਾ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਉਹ ਹਸਦਾ (ਮੁੜਦਾ) ਹੈ।

hasato jaai  su rovat aavai   rovat jaai  su hasai.
The one who goes laughing returns crying and the one who goes crying returns laughing. –Bhagat Kabir, Guru Granth Sahib, 1252

Message: We are very happy when we achieve success in our careers, etc., only to find that it entails more responsibility, more stress and working longer hours. The joy dissipates very soon. Similarly, a marriage can be a very happy occasion for the bride, the bridegroom and their families, but it can turn sour after a few days.

The solution is to live in poise. The ultimate power rests with the Creator. Therefore, always walk in humility – even while you celebrate and rejoice at the peak of your life’s success and achievement.

Etymology: From Sanskrit hasati → Pali hasati → Prakrit hasai (laughs).


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