Sunday, November 27, 2005

Since Your Birth, What Have You Done?

This Shabad is by Bhagat Kabeer Ji in Raag Soohee on Pannaa 792 of SGGS ji:

rwgu sUhI bwxI sRI kbIr jIau qQw sBnw Bgqw kI ]
raag soohee baanee sree kabeer jeeo thathhaa sabhanaa bhagathaa kee
Raag Soohee, The Word Of Kabeer Jee, And Other Devotees.

kbIr ky
kabeer kae
Of Kabeer

<> siqgur pRswid ]
ik oa(n)kaar sathigur prasaadh
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Avqir Awie khw qum kInw ]
avathar aae kehaa thum keenaa
Since your birth, what have you done?

rwm ko nwmu n kbhU lInw ]1]
raam ko naam n kabehoo leenaa 1
You have never even chanted the Name of the Lord. 1

rwm n jphu kvn miq lwgy ]
raam n japahu kavan math laagae
You have not meditated on the Lord; what thoughts are you attached to?

mir jieby kau ikAw krhu ABwgy ]1] rhwau ]
mar jaeibae ko kiaa karahu abhaagae 1 rehaao
What preparations are you making for your death, O unfortunate one? 1Pause

duK suK kir kY kutMbu jIvwieAw ]
dhukh sukh kar kai (n)b jeevaaeiaa
Through pain and pleasure, you have taken care of your family.

mrqI bwr ieksr duKu pwieAw ]2]
marathee baar eikasar dhukh paaeiaa 2
But at the time of death, you shall have to endure the agony all alone. 2

kMT ghn qb krn pukwrw ]
ka(n)t(h) gehan thab karan pukaaraa
When you are seized by the neck, then you shall cry out.

kih kbIr Awgy qy n sMm@wrw ]3]1]
kehi kabeer aagae thae n sa(n)mhaaraa 31
Says Kabeer, why didn't you remember the Lord before this? 31

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