Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Lord and His Name

This Shabad is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Raamkalee on Pannaa 914 of SGGS ji:
rwmklI mhlw 5 ]
raamakalee mehalaa 5
Raamkalee, Fifth Mehl:
dwvw Agin rhy hir bUt ]
dhaavaa agan rehae har boott
Even in a forest fire, some trees remain green.
mwq grB sMkt qy CUt ]
maath garabh sa(n)katt thae shhoott
The infant is released from the pain of the mother's womb.
jw kw nwmu ismrq Bau jwie ]
jaa kaa naam simarath bho jaae
Meditating in remembrance on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, fear is dispelled.
qYsy sMq jnw rwKY hir rwie ]1]
thaisae sa(n)th janaa raakhai har raae 1
Just so, the Sovereign Lord protects and saves the Saints. 1
AYsy rwKnhwr dieAwl ]
aisae raakhanehaar dhaeiaal
Such is the Merciful Lord, my Protector.
jq kq dyKau qum pRiqpwl ]1] rhwau ]
jath kath dhaekho thum prathipaal 1 rehaao
Wherever I look, I see You cherishing and nurturing. 1Pause
jlu pIvq ijau iqKw imtMq ]
jal peevath jio thikhaa mitta(n)th
As thirst is quenched by drinking water;
Dn ibgsY igRih Awvq kMq ]
dhhan bigasai grihi aavath ka(n)th
as the bride blossoms forth when her husband comes home;
loBI kw Dnu pRwx ADwru ]
lobhee kaa dhhan praan adhhaar
as wealth is the support of the greedy person
iqau hir jn hir hir nwm ipAwru ]2]
thio har jan har har naam piaar 2
- just so, the humble servant of the Lord loves the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. 2
ikrswnI ijau rwKY rKvwlw ]
kirasaanee jio raakhai rakhavaalaa
As the farmer protects his fields;
mwq ipqw dieAw ijau bwlw ]
maath pithaa dhaeiaa jio baalaa
as the mother and father show compassion to their child;
pRIqmu dyiK pRIqmu imil jwie ]
preetham dhaekh preetham mil jaae
as the lover merges on seeing the beloved;
iqau hir jn rwKY kMiT lwie ]3]
thio har jan raakhai ka(n)t(h) laae 3
just so does the Lord hug His humble servant close in His Embrace. 3
ijau AMDuly pyKq hoie Anµd ]
jio a(n)dhhulae paekhath hoe ana(n)dh
As the blind man is in ecstasy, when he can see again;
gUMgw bkq gwvY bhu CMd ]
goo(n)gaa bakath gaavai bahu shha(n)dh
and the mute, when he is able to speak and sing songs;
ipMgul prbq prqy pwir ]
pi(n)gul parabath parathae paar
and the cripple, being able to climb over the mountain
hir kY nwim sgl auDwir ]4]
har kai naam sagal oudhhaar 4
- just so, the Name of the Lord saves all. 4
ijau pwvk sMig sIq ko nws ]
jio paavak sa(n)g seeth ko naas
As cold is dispelled by fire,
AYsy pRwCq sMqsMig ibnws ]
aisae praashhath sa(n)thasa(n)g binaas
sins are driven out in the Society of the Saints.
ijau swbuin kwpr aUjl hoq ]
jio saabun kaapar oojal hoth
As cloth is cleaned by soap,
nwm jpq sBu BRmu Bau Koq ]5]
naam japath sabh bhram bho khoth 5
just so, by chanting the Naam, all doubts and fears are dispelled. 5
ijau ckvI sUrj kI Aws ]
jio chakavee sooraj kee aas
As the chakvi bird longs for the sun,
ijau cwiqRk bUMd kI ipAws ]
jio chaathrik boo(n)dh kee piaas
as the rainbird thirsts for the rain drop,
ijau kurMk nwd krn smwny ]
jio kura(n)k naadh karan samaanae
as the deer's ears are attuned to the sound of the bell,
iqau hir nwm hir jn mnih suKwny ]6]
thio har naam har jan manehi sukhaanae 6
the Lord's Name is pleasing to the mind of the Lord's humble servant. 6
qumrI ik®pw qy lwgI pRIiq ]
thumaree kirapaa thae laagee preeth
By Your Grace, we love You.
dieAwl Bey qw Awey cIiq ]
dhaeiaal bheae thaa aaeae cheeth
When You show Mercy, then You come into our minds.
dieAw DwrI iqin Dwrxhwr ]
dhaeiaa dhhaaree thin dhhaaranehaar
When the Support of the earth granted His Grace,
bMDn qy hoeI Cutkwr ]7]
ba(n)dhhan thae hoee shhuttakaar 7
then I was released from my bonds. 7
siB Qwn dyKy nYx Aloie ]
sabh thhaan dhaekhae nain aloe
I have seen all places with my eyes wide open.
iqsu ibnu dUjw Avru n koie ]
this bin dhoojaa avar n koe
There is no other than Him.
BRm BY CUty gur prswd ]
bhram bhai shhoottae gur parasaadh
Doubt and fear are dispelled, by Guru's Grace.
nwnk pyiKE sBu ibsmwd ]8]4]
naanak paekhiou sabh bisamaadh 84
Nanak sees the wondrous Lord everywhere. 84

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