Ik Ardaas – This Shabad Builds a Meditative and Prayerful Mind

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This shabad builds a meditative and prayerful mind. Meditate on this Shabad or recite it 11 times a day to cultivate your meditative mind.


Swayye  – Guru Arjan DevSri Guru Granth Sahib Ji – Panna 1406

Author: Bhatt Kirat Ji

Ham avagun bharay ayk gun naahee.

Amrit chaad bikhai bikh khaee-ee.

Maayaa moh bharam pai bhoolay

Sut daaraa si-o preet lagaa-ee.

Ik utam panth suni-o gur sangat

Teh milant jam traas mitaa-ee.

Ik ardaas bhaat keerat kee

Gur Raam Daas raakho sarnaa-ee II 4 II 58 II

I am filled with sins, and have not even one virtue.

Turning my back on the Nectar, I eat nothing but poison.

I stray into doubt, maya and worldly love.

I have become attached to my children and my spouse.

I have heard that the one highest path is that of the Guru’s congregation.

Meeting with them, the fear of death is dispelled.

This is the one prayer of Kirat the minstrel:

O Guru Ram Das, grant me Your protection.

Here are some options to listen to this Shabad

Bibi Amarjit Kaur

Sat Nirmal Kaur Khalsa 

Bibi Manika Kaur Kandhari  

Livtar Singh Khalsa 


These recordings, and many others, are available to stream via the SikhNet Gurbani Media Center.


It is recommended to recite shabads 11 times a day for a minimum of 40 days to realize their full effects. 

This post was drawn from the Psyche of the Golden Shield, compiled by Bibiji Inderjit Kaur with English translations by Sardarni Nirbhao Kaur Khalsa and transliterations by S.S. Sant Singh Khalsa, M.D.  This resource is available to purchase through Sat Nam (Europe) or Amazon.


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