Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The Game of Life

This Shabad is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Basant on Pannaa 1185 of SGGS ji:
bsMqu mhlw 5 Gru 2 ihMfol
basa(n)th mehalaa 5 ghar 2 hi(n)ddola
Basant, Fifth Mehl, Second House, Hindol:
<> siqgur pRswid ]
ik oa(n)kaar sathigur prasaadh
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
hoie iekqR imlhu myry BweI duibDw dUir krhu ilv lwie ]
hoe eikathr milahu maerae bhaaee dhubidhhaa dhoor karahu liv laae
Come and join together, O my Siblings of Destiny; dispel your sense of duality and let yourselves be lovingly absorbed in the Lord.
hir nwmY ky hovhu joVI gurmuiK bYshu sPw ivCwie ]1]
har naamai kae hovahu jorree guramukh baisahu safaa vishhaae 1
Let yourselves be joined to the Name of the Lord; become Gurmukh, spread out your mat, and sit down. 1
ien@ ibiD pwsw Fwlhu bIr ]
einh bidhh paasaa dtaalahu beer
In this way, throw the dice, O brothers.
gurmuiK nwmu jphu idnu rwqI AMq kwil nh lwgY pIr ]1] rhwau ]
guramukh naam japahu dhin raathee a(n)th kaal neh laagai peer 1 rehaao
As Gurmukh, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord, day and night. At the very last moment, you shall not have to suffer in pain. 1Pause
krm Drm qum@ caupiV swjhu squ krhu qum@ swrI ]
karam dhharam thumh chouparr saajahu sath karahu thumh saaree
Let righteous actions be your gameboard, and let the truth be your dice.
kwmu k®oDu loBu mohu jIqhu AYsI Kyl hir ipAwrI ]2]
kaam krodhh lobh mohu jeethahu aisee khael har piaaree 2
Conquer sexual desire, anger, greed and worldly attachment; only such a game as this is dear to the Lord. 2
auiT iesnwnu krhu prBwqy soey hir AwrwDy ]
out(h) eisanaan karahu parabhaathae soeae har aaraadhhae
Rise in the early hours of the morning, and take your cleansing bath. Before you go to bed at night, remember to worship the Lord.
ibKVy dwau lµGwvY myrw siqguru suK shj syqI Gir jwqy ]3]
bikharrae dhaao la(n)ghaavai maeraa sathigur sukh sehaj saethee ghar jaathae 3
My True Guru will assist you, even on your most difficult moves; you shall reach your true home in celestial peace and poise. 3
hir Awpy KylY Awpy dyKY hir Awpy rcnu rcwieAw ]
har aapae khaelai aapae dhaekhai har aapae rachan rachaaeiaa
The Lord Himself plays, and He Himself watches; the Lord Himself created the creation.
jn nwnk gurmuiK jo nru KylY so ijix bwjI Gir AwieAw ]4]1]19]
jan naanak guramukh jo nar khaelai so jin baajee ghar aaeiaa 4119
O servant Nanak, that person who plays this game as Gurmukh, wins the game of life, and returns to his true home. 4119

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