Guru ArjanDev Ji ਗੁਰੂ ਅਰਜਨ (15 April 1563 – 30 May 1606) was the fifth of the ten total Sikh Gurus. He compiled the first official edition of the Sikh scripture called the Adi Granth, which later expanded into the Guru Granth Sahib which is the eleventh and eternal Guru of Sikhs.

1 Cet 553 is the Nanakshahi New year’s day!

The Hukamnama for the Month of Chet:

ਚੇਤਿ ਗੋਵਿੰਦੁ ਅਰਾਧੀਐ ਹੋਵੈ ਅਨੰਦੁ ਘਣਾ ॥

“In the month of Chayt, by meditating on Vaheguru, the King of the Universe, a deep and profound joy arises.”

– Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Maajh – 133

Guru Arjan Meditate on Vaheguru

Guru Arjan Dev Ji was born in Goindval, in the Punjab and was the youngest son of fourth Sikh Guru Ram Das Ji, and Mata Bhani Ji, the daughter of third Sikh Guru Amar Das Ji. He was the first Guru in Sikhism to be born into a Sikh family. Guru Arjan dev ji led Sikhism for a quarter of a century. He completed the construction of Darbar Sahib at Amritsar, after the fourth Sikh Guru founded the town and built a pool. Guru Arjan Dev Ji compiled the hymns of previous Gurus and of other saints into Adi Granth, the first edition of the Sikh scripture, and installed it in the Harimandir Sahib also known as Golden Temple.

Guru Arjan Dev Ji composed Sri Sukhmani Sahib around 1602 at Ramsar Sarovor (Sacred pool), Amritsar. Sukhmani Sahib belongs to the Raag Gauri with Gauri meaning pure. The term Sukhmani comprises two words: Sukh (peace) and Mani (the treasure or jewel of the mind.

The word Sukhmani is rendered into English as “consoler of the mind.” and the scripture has been translated into English under titles: Jewel of peace, “Psalm of peace”, “Song of peace”. signifying the soothing effect it has on the mind of the reader.

Sukhmani Sahib by Guru Arjan Dev ji, is one of the fundamental texts of the Sikh faith, and presents a complete scheme of the teachings of the Sikh faith. While each astpadi has a fresh vision to impart, a particular aspect of Truth to unfold, the whole text may be regarded as the reiteration of basic themes such as Divine immanence, Divine compassion, abundance of grace, God’s succouring hand, the merit of devotion, of holy company and humility. With such reiteration, the composition as a whole has a remarkable gripping quality reinforced by the striking imagery which in stanza after stanza brings home to the seeker the truths he must own.

The first 1st Astpadi sums up the benefits of contemplation and meditation.


guru arjan dev ji Sukhmani Sahib

We have compiled following Affirmations from Sukhmani Sahib:

Guru Arjan Dev Ji - Medidtate and find Peace

Guru Arjan dev ji - let go of fear
Guru Arjan Dev Ji - Joyful Peace
guru arjan dev ji sukhmani sahib aware - ReflectandRespond
Guru Arjan dev ji - am awake
guru arjan dev ji worries are anguished
Guru Arjan dev ji - remove obstacles

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Sukhmani-Sahib in English and Punjabi Gurmukhi


ਗਉੜੀ ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਮਃ ੫ ॥ Gourree Sukhamanee Ma 5 ||

ਸਲੋਕੁ ॥ Salok ||

ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ Ik Oankaar Sathigur Prasaadh ||

ਆਦਿ ਗੁਰਏ ਨਮਹ ॥ Aadh Gureae Nameh ||

ਜੁਗਾਦਿ ਗੁਰਏ ਨਮਹ ॥ Jugaadh Gureae Nameh ||

ਸਤਿਗੁਰਏ ਨਮਹ ॥ Sathigureae Nameh ||

ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰਦੇਵਏ ਨਮਹ ॥੧॥ Sree Guradhaeveae Nameh ||1||

ਅਸਟਪਦੀ ॥ Asattapadhee ||

ਸਿਮਰਉ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਵਉ ॥ Simaro Simar Simar Sukh Paavo ||
ਕਲਿ ਕਲੇਸ ਤਨ ਮਾਹਿ ਮਿਟਾਵਉ ॥ Kal Kalaes Than Maahi Mittaavo ||
ਸਿਮਰਉ ਜਾਸੁ ਬਿਸੁੰਭਰ ਏਕੈ ॥ Simaro Jaas Bisunbhar Eaekai ||
ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਤ ਅਗਨਤ ਅਨੇਕੈ ॥ Naam Japath Aganath Anaekai ||
ਬੇਦ ਪੁਰਾਨ ਸਿੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਿ ਸੁਧਾਖ੍ਯ੍ਯਰ ॥ Baedh Puraan Sinmrith Sudhhaakhyar ||
ਕੀਨੇ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਇਕ ਆਖ੍ਯ੍ਯਰ ॥ Keenae Raam Naam Eik Aakhyar ||
ਕਿਨਕਾ ਏਕ ਜਿਸੁ ਜੀਅ ਬਸਾਵੈ ॥ Kinakaa Eaek Jis Jeea Basaavai ||
ਤਾ ਕੀ ਮਹਿਮਾ ਗਨੀ ਨ ਆਵੈ ॥ Thaa Kee Mehimaa Ganee N Aavai ||
ਕਾਂਖੀ ਏਕੈ ਦਰਸ ਤੁਹਾਰੋ ॥ Kaankhee Eaekai Dharas Thuhaaro ||
ਨਾਨਕ ਉਨ ਸੰਗਿ ਮੋਹਿ ਉਧਾਰੋ ॥੧॥ Naanak Oun Sang Mohi Oudhhaaro ||1||
ਸੁਖਮਨੀ ਸੁਖ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਨਾਮੁ ॥ Sukhamanee Sukh Anmrith Prabh Naam ||
ਭਗਤ ਜਨਾ ਕੈ ਮਨਿ ਬਿਸ੍ਰਾਮ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ Bhagath Janaa Kai Man Bisraam || Rehaao ||
ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੈ ਸਿਮਰਨਿ ਗਰਭਿ ਨ ਬਸੈ ॥ Prabh Kai Simaran Garabh N Basai ||

ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੈ ਸਿਮਰਨਿ ਦੂਖੁ ਜਮੁ ਨਸੈ ॥ Prabh Kai Simaran Dhookh Jam Nasai ||

ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੈ ਸਿਮਰਨਿ ਕਾਲੁ ਪਰਹਰੈ ॥ Prabh Kai Simaran Kaal Pareharai ||

ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੈ ਸਿਮਰਨਿ ਦੁਸਮਨੁ ਟਰੈ ॥ Prabh Kai Simaran Dhusaman Ttarai ||

ਪ੍ਰਭ ਸਿਮਰਤ ਕਛੁ ਬਿਘਨੁ ਨ ਲਾਗੈ ॥ Prabh Simarath Kashh Bighan N Laagai ||


Guru Arjan By your grace I find Peace

According to Gurbani only God controls death. He has the power to create and destroy. None can interfere or order Him. Everyone is under His command. It does not mean that we should not take precautions or refuse medical treatment.

‘Everyone comes here at the Lord’s command, leaves in His will and remains merged, too, in the Lord’s will.’

Guru Nanak Dev. SGGS:940

Guru Arjan Dev Ji quote on death - In his will the Lord

ਕਉਤਕੁ ਕਾਲੁ ਇਹੁ ਹੁਕਮਿ ਪਠਾਇਆ 

Kouthak Kaal Eihu Hukam Pathaaeiaa ||

You issue Your Command for this amazing thing, death.

ਮਾਰੂ ਸੋਲਹੇ (ਮਃ ੫) (੧੦) ੯:੧ – ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ : ਅੰਗ ੧੦੮੧ ਪੰ. ੧੪
Raag Maaroo Guru Arjan Dev

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