Tuesday, April 04, 2006

In Ego...

This Shabad is by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Raag Aasaa on Pannaa 466 of SGGS ji:

slok mÚ 1 ]
salok ma 1
Shalok, First Mehl:
hau ivic AwieAw hau ivic gieAw ]
ho vich aaeiaa ho vich gaeiaa
In ego they come, and in ego they go.
hau ivic jMimAw hau ivic muAw ]
ho vich ja(n)miaa ho vich muaa
In ego they are born, and in ego they die.
hau ivic idqw hau ivic lieAw ]
ho vich dhithaa ho vich laeiaa
In ego they give, and in ego they take.
hau ivic KitAw hau ivic gieAw ]
ho vich khattiaa ho vich gaeiaa
In ego they earn, and in ego they lose.
hau ivic sicAwru kUiVAwru ]
ho vich sachiaar koorriaar
In ego they become truthful or false.
hau ivic pwp puMn vIcwru ]
ho vich paap pu(n)n veechaar
In ego they reflect on virtue and sin.
hau ivic nrik surig Avqwru ]
ho vich narak surag avathaar
In ego they go to heaven or hell.
hau ivic hsY hau ivic rovY ]
ho vich hasai ho vich rovai
In ego they laugh, and in ego they weep.
hau ivic BrIAY hau ivic DovY ]
ho vich bhareeai ho vich dhhovai
In ego they become dirty, and in ego they are washed clean.
hau ivic jwqI ijnsI KovY ]
ho vich jaathee jinasee khovai
In ego they lose social status and class.
hau ivic mUrKu hau ivic isAwxw ]
ho vich moorakh ho vich siaanaa
In ego they are ignorant, and in ego they are wise.
moK mukiq kI swr n jwxw ]
mokh mukath kee saar n jaanaa
They do not know the value of salvation and liberation.
hau ivic mwieAw hau ivic CwieAw ]
ho vich maaeiaa ho vich shhaaeiaa
In ego they love Maya, and in ego they are kept in darkness by it.
haumY kir kir jMq aupwieAw ]
houmai kar kar ja(n)th oupaaeiaa
Living in ego, mortal beings are created.
haumY bUJY qw dru sUJY ]
houmai boojhai thaa dhar soojhai
When one understands ego, then the Lord's gate is known.
igAwn ivhUxw kiQ kiQ lUJY ]
giaan vihoonaa kathh kathh loojhai
Without spiritual wisdom, they babble and argue.
nwnk hukmI ilKIAY lyKu ]
naanak hukamee likheeai laekh
O Nanak, by the Lord's Command, destiny is recorded.
jyhw vyKih qyhw vyKu ]1]
jaehaa vaekhehi thaehaa vaekh 1
As the Lord sees us, so are we seen. 1

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