OverviewIn the first half of the Sabad, the seeker longs to meet a Gursikh, so that they may state their anguish and receive guidance from one who has been on the path and experienced IkOankar. The seeker addresses the Sikh of the Guru, emotionally falling at their feet, looking for the sanctuary of those who have experienced IkOankar. The seeker asks the Sikh of the Guru to remove their suffering by showing them the way.
In the second half of the Sabad, the Sikh of the Guru replies with advice. This Sikh of the Guru says if the seeker chooses to walk this path, they ought to earn the deeds by following what the Guru says, give up the intellect of the mind, and forsake duality. This is how the seeker experiences the presence of the Divine (IkOankar). This is how the seeker becomes satiated. This is how the seeker becomes ‘Gunvanti,’ or full of virtues.
The term ‘jiu’ has been used at the end of each line in this Sabad. This term’s repeated use leans towards the aesthetic and musical understanding and seems to express endearment and respect. Consequently, it is included in the translation to mark its appearance in the original text. It is not being used in the transcreation since it does not play a semantic role.