PAURI 10(Stanza 10)
As in the previous two Pauris, each line in this Pauri starts with the word SUNIAE. Guru Nanak Dev ji is further emphasizing the power of listening to God’s name.(Simran).
SUNIAE SAT SANTOKH GIAAN
By listening to the name of God with love and devotion, a person obtains truthfulness, contentment, and Divine knowledge.
sat: truth, santokh: contentment, gyaan: knowledge
SUNIAE ATHSATH KAA ISNAAN
By listening to the name of God with love and devotion, a person becomes pious.
athsath: sixty eight, isnaan: bathing, athsath kaa isnaan means bathing at sixty eight holy places, which implies piousness
SUNIAE PARH PARH PAAWEH MAAN
By listening to the name of God with love and devotion, a person acquires Divine knowledge and receives honor.
parh: read, implies reciting His Name, paaveh: obtains, maan: honor
SUNIAE LAGAE SEHEJ DHIAAN
By listening to the name of God with love and devotion, a person attains the state of relaxed concentration (in meditation).
laagae:attains, sehej: relaxed, dhiaan: concentration
NANAK BHAGTAAN SADAA VIGAAS
Nanak says, His devotees (person who listens to the name of God with love and devotion), are always in the state of true joy and happiness.
bhagtaa: to His devotees, sadaa: always, vigaas: joy
SUNIAE DOOKH PAAP KAA NAAS II10II
By listening to the name of God with love and devotion, all the pains & sorrows, and sins are destroyed.
dookh: pains, sorrow, paap: sins, naas: destroyed
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DID YOU KNOW
According to the current Rehat Maryada published by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), every Sikh is expected to recite the following banis everyday:
Morning: Japji Saheb, Jaap Saheb, Ten Swayyas. Ardas is performed after reciting these banis.
Evening: Rehras Saheb and Ardas
Night: Kirtan Sohela
- Written by Guru Nanak Dev Ji
- This is the first bani in Guru Granth Saheb, also called Adi Granth.
- This bani is not assigned to any Raga (most of the bani in Guru Granth Saheb is in various Ragas)
- Consists of mool mantra, 38 paurees, and a slok.
- This bani is recited in the morning before starting the daily routine.
- Written by Guru Gobind Singh ji
- This bani is not in the Adi Granth (Guru Granth Saheb ji). It is in Dasam Granth, which is a separate Granth (holy book) containing writings of Guru Gobind Singh ji only.
- This bani has 199 verses, which are written on the first ten pages of Dasam Granth.
- This bani is recited in the morning, before starting the daily routine, after Japji Saheb.
- Written by Guru Gobind Singh ji
- This bani is not in the Adi Granth (Guru Granth Saheb ji). It is in Dasam Granth.
- This bani has 10 verses, four lines each.
- This bani is recited in the morning, before starting the daily routine, after Jaap Saheb.
- A collection of nine hymns, four of which are written by Guru Nanak Dev ji, three by Guru Ram Das ji, and two by Guru Arjan Dev ji. These hymns follow Japji Saheb in the Adi Granth.
- Also includes Chopyee Saheb, one swayya, and one dohera by Guru Gobind Singh ji, six paurees of Anand Saheb (first five + the last) written by Guru Amar Das ji, and two hymns by Guru Arjan Dev ji.
- This bani is recited in the evening at sunset.
- A collection of five hymns, first three by Guru Nanak Dev ji, fourth by Guru Ram Das ji, and the last hymn is written by Guru Arjan Dev ji.
- All five hymns are from Adi Granth – Guru Granth Saheb ji.
- This bani is recited immediately before going to bed at night and also at funerals
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
KAHO NANK SACH DHIAEEAE, SUCH HOVAE TA SACH PAEEAE (SGGS-Asa Di Waar)
[Nanak says, meditate on the Divine Name (because) you can realize God only when your inside is (spiritually) clean (goodness cannot reside in an evil heart). ]