Sukhmani Sahib Path

Gauri Sukhmani, composed by Guru Arjan Dev Ji around AD 1602-03, is a lengthy composition that many recite as part of their daily prayer. It was written on the bank of the Ramsar pool in Amritsar, which was once surrounded by thick foliage. In English, “Sukhmani” translates to “consoler of the mind” and it is commonly referred to as the “Psalm of Peace” or “Song of Peace” – indicative of its calming capabilities for its reader. The combination of “Sukh”, meaning peace or comfort, and “mani” meaning mind or heart, makes clear why it has this ability.

The Sukhmani is structured into twenty-four cantos, each one consisting of eight stanzas written in the metre chaupai. At the beginning of every astpadi is a sloka or couplet that introduces the theme which will be explored in the following seven verses. The last part of each astpadi often serves to summarize what has been previously said or rather, is used to celebrate and praise the Eternal Reality present throughout the composition. This structure remains constant, even though one may not detect a logical flow from one canto to another as expected in philosophical works – notwithstanding this, there is an enduring spiritual and ethical atmosphere permeating all parts of the hymn.

The Sukhmani is one of the fundamental texts in Sikhism, offering a comprehensive picture of the religion’s teachings. Each stanza brings a unique insight into the Truth but re-emphasizes key themes like divine omnipresence, mercy, grace, assistance from God, and the value of faithfulness, fellowship, and modesty. The combination of these messages creates an emotionally powerful piece; each stanza drives home the spiritual lessons that should be taken on board.


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Sukhmani Sahib Path Seva: $600