Gurbani Word Of The Day: Partakh

ਪਰਤਖਿ (partakh)

Meaning: noun: Literally, that which is before one’s eyes; visible, manifest, evident, obvious.

ਪਰਤਖਿ ਪਿਰੁ ਘਰਿ ਨਾਲਿ ਪਿਆਰਾ  ਵਿਛੁੜਿ ਚੋਟਾ ਖਾਇ॥
ਪਿਆਰਾ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ-ਪਤੀ, ਪਰੱਤਖ ਤੌਰ ਤੇ (ਜੀਵ-ਇਸਤਰੀ ਦੇ) ਨਾਲ ਹੀ, ਹਿਰਦੇ-ਘਰ ਵਿਚ ਵੱਸਦਾ ਹੈ, ਪਰ (ਹਉਮੈ ਅਤੇ ਦਵੈਤ ਦੇ ਕਾਰਨ ਜੀਵ-ਇਸਤਰੀ ਉਸ ਤੋਂ) ਵਿੱਛਣ ਕੇ ਵਿਕਾਰਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਚੋਟਾਂ ਖਾਂਦੀ ਰਹਿੰਦੀ ਹੈ।

partakh pir ghar naal piaaraa   vichhu chotaa khaai.
The dear Husband Divine is manifestly present within the heart, but one remains separated from Him, and suffers the blows of vices. -Guru Ram Das, Guru Granth Sahib, 234

Message: The Divine is always with us. He is all around us and within us, but we ignore Him. Somehow, we stay aloof and remain untouched by the Divine. Although the Divine is so dear, loving and compassionate, we continue to ignore him and delve in vices. The Divine is so loving and dear. He is with us – within us and around us all the time. Do we realize that?

Etymology: From Sanskrit pratyaksh (visible, perceivable by the senses, real).


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