Guru Arjan Sahib describes how when the complete grace of IkOankar (the Divine) is felt, the fickle mind comes under control and sees IkOankar pervading everywhere. Corresponding to the fifteen-day lunar calendar and each pauri (stanza) correlates to each day formed by the waxing and waning of the moon. The tenth pauri describes how contentment develops, and the being takes control of the body’s sensory organs in remembrance of Nam (Identification with IkOankar). The being who listens to the praise of IkOankar with the ears, sees IkOankar everywhere with the eyes, sings the praises of IkOankar with the tongue, contemplates the virtues of IkOankar in mind, and serves virtuous beings with the hands. Such a life is found only through the grace of IkOankar.
das dis khojat mai phirio   jat dekhaü tat soi.
manu basi āvai nānakā   je pūran kirpā hoi.10.
-Guru Granth Sahib 298
Literal Translation
Interpretive Transcreation
Poetical Dimension
In the tenth salok (couplet), Guru Arjan offers us a reflection, saying that after roaming and searching everywhere, in all ten directions, now, wherever the Guru looks, IkOankar (One Universal Integrative Force, 1Force, the One) is there. How does this happen? Most of us are still wandering around looking for the One, but our minds get in the way. We are stubborn, we are engrossed in other flavors, and we are distracted. The Guru says that these minds can come under control, and these thoughts can stop their wandering if we feel the grace of the Complete One.