Monday, November 21, 2005

Who is great?

This Shabad is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Gauree on Pannaa 188 (SGGS ji):

gauVI mhlw 5 ]
gourree mehalaa 5
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

vfy vfy jo dIsih log ]
vaddae vaddae jo dheesehi log
Those who seem to be great and powerful,

iqn kau ibAwpY icMqw rog ]1]
thin ko biaapai chi(n)thaa rog 1
are afflicted by the disease of anxiety. 1

kaun vfw mwieAw vifAweI ]
koun vaddaa maaeiaa vaddiaaee
Who is great by the greatness of Maya?

so vfw ijin rwm ilv lweI ]1] rhwau ]
so vaddaa jin raam liv laaee 1 rehaao
They alone are great, who are lovingly attached to the Lord. 1Pause

BUmIAw BUim aUpir inq luJY ]
bhoomeeaa bhoom oopar nith lujhai
The landlord fights over his land each day.

Coif clY iqRsnw nhI buJY ]2]
shhodd chalai thrisanaa nehee bujhai 2
He shall have to leave it in the end, and yet his desire is still not satisfied. 2

khu nwnk iehu qqu bIcwrw ]
kahu naanak eihu thath beechaaraa
Says Nanak, this is the essence of Truth:

ibnu hir Bjn nwhI Cutkwrw ]3]44]113]
bin har bhajan naahee shhuttakaaraa 344113
without the Lord's meditation, there is no salvation. 344113

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