Thursday, May 04, 2006

Who is liberated, and who is united?

This Shabad is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Maajh on Pannaa 131 of SGGS ji:
mwJ mhlw 5 ]
maajh mehalaa 5
Maajh, Fifth Mehl:
kauxu su mukqw kauxu su jugqw ]
koun s mukathaa koun s jugathaa
Who is liberated, and who is united?
kauxu su igAwnI kauxu su bkqw ]
koun s giaanee koun s bakathaa
Who is a spiritual teacher, and who is a preacher?
kauxu su igrhI kauxu audwsI kauxu su kImiq pwey jIau ]1]
koun s girehee koun oudhaasee koun s keemath paaeae jeeo 1
Who is a house-holder, and who is a renunciate? Who can estimate the Lord's Value? 1
ikin ibiD bwDw ikin ibiD CUtw ]
kin bidhh baadhhaa kin bidhh shhoottaa
How is one bound, and how is one freed of his bonds?
ikin ibiD Awvxu jwvxu qUtw ]
kin bidhh aavan jaavan thoottaa
How can one escape from the cycle of coming and going in reincarnation?
kaux krm kaux inhkrmw kauxu su khY khwey jIau ]2]
koun karam koun nihakaramaa koun s kehai kehaaeae jeeo 2
Who is subject to karma, and who is beyond karma? Who chants the Name, and inspires others to chant it? 2
kauxu su suKIAw kauxu su duKIAw ]
koun s sukheeaa koun s dhukheeaa
Who is happy, and who is sad?
kauxu su snmuKu kauxu vymuKIAw ]
koun s sanamukh koun vaemukheeaa
Who, as sunmukh, turns toward the Guru, and who, as vaymukh, turns away from the Guru?
ikin ibiD imlIAY ikin ibiD ibCurY ieh ibiD kauxu pRgtwey jIau ]3]
kin bidhh mileeai kin bidhh bishhurai eih bidhh koun pragattaaeae jeeo 3
How can one meet the Lord? How is one separated from Him? Who can reveal the way to me? 3
kauxu su AKru ijqu Dwvqu rhqw ]
koun s akhar jith dhhaavath rehathaa
What is that Word, by which the wandering mind can be restrained?
kauxu aupdysu ijqu duKu suKu sm shqw ]
koun oupadhaes jith dhukh sukh sam sehathaa
What are those teachings, by which we may endure pain and pleasure alike?
kauxu su cwl ijqu pwrbRhmu iDAwey ikin ibiD kIrqnu gwey jIau ]4]
koun s chaal jith paarabreham dhhiaaeae kin bidhh keerathan gaaeae jeeo 4
What is that lifestyle, by which we may come to meditate on the Supreme Lord? How may we sing the Kirtan of His Praises? 4
gurmuiK mukqw gurmuiK jugqw ]
guramukh mukathaa guramukh jugathaa
The Gurmukh is liberated, and the Gurmukh is linked.
gurmuiK igAwnI gurmuiK bkqw ]
guramukh giaanee guramukh bakathaa
The Gurmukh is the spiritual teacher, and the Gurmukh is the preacher.
DMnu igrhI audwsI gurmuiK gurmuiK kImiq pwey jIau ]5]
dhha(n)n girehee oudhaasee guramukh guramukh keemath paaeae jeeo 5
Blessed is the Gurmukh, the householder and the renunciate. The Gurmukh knows the Lord's Value. 5
haumY bwDw gurmuiK CUtw ]
houmai baadhhaa guramukh shhoottaa
Egotism is bondage; as Gurmukh, one is emancipated.
gurmuiK Awvxu jwvxu qUtw ]
guramukh aavan jaavan thoottaa
The Gurmukh escapes the cycle of coming and going in reincarnation.
gurmuiK krm gurmuiK inhkrmw gurmuiK kry su suBwey jIau ]6]
guramukh karam guramukh nihakaramaa guramukh karae s subhaaeae jeeo 6
The Gurmukh performs actions of good karma, and the Gurmukh is beyond karma. Whatever the Gurmukh does, is done in good faith. 6
gurmuiK suKIAw mnmuiK duKIAw ]
guramukh sukheeaa manamukh dhukheeaa
The Gurmukh is happy, while the self-willed manmukh is sad.
gurmuiK snmuKu mnmuiK vymuKIAw ]
guramukh sanamukh manamukh vaemukheeaa
The Gurmukh turns toward the Guru, and the self-willed manmukh turns away from the Guru.
gurmuiK imlIAY mnmuiK ivCurY gurmuiK ibiD pRgtwey jIau ]7]
guramukh mileeai manamukh vishhurai guramukh bidhh pragattaaeae jeeo 7
The Gurmukh is united with the Lord, while the manmukh is separated from Him. The Gurmukh reveals the way. 7
gurmuiK AKru ijqu Dwvqu rhqw ]
guramukh akhar jith dhhaavath rehathaa
The Guru's Instruction is the Word, by which the wandering mind is restrained.
gurmuiK aupdysu duKu suKu sm shqw ]
guramukh oupadhaes dhukh sukh sam sehathaa
Through the Guru's Teachings, we can endure pain and pleasure alike.
gurmuiK cwl ijqu pwrbRhmu iDAwey gurmuiK kIrqnu gwey jIau ]8]
guramukh chaal jith paarabreham dhhiaaeae guramukh keerathan gaaeae jeeo 8
To live as Gurmukh is the lifestyle by which we come to meditate on the Supreme Lord. The Gurmukh sings the Kirtan of His Praises. 8
sglI bxq bxweI Awpy ]
sagalee banath banaaee aapae
The Lord Himself created the entire creation.
Awpy kry krwey Qwpy ]
aapae karae karaaeae thhaapae
He Himself acts, and causes others to act. He Himself establishes.
ieksu qy hoieE Anµqw nwnk eyksu mwih smwey jIau ]9]2]36]
eikas thae hoeiou ana(n)thaa naanak eaekas maahi samaaeae jeeo 9236
From oneness, He has brought forth the countless multitudes. O Nanak, they shall merge into the One once again. 9236


Blogger SikhsRus said...

Thank you for posting this beautiful shabad singh sahib! It is a beautiful shabad and I needed it really bad to focus back on things. I don't know why but I start wandering at times. Somehow, you Gurmukhi fonts are not showing up. They show up as english character equivalents from the keyboard.

6:22 pm  
Blogger sikhlionz said...

they seem to be working i think they're unicode so if they don't show up try clearing out your temperory internet files and refreshing the page?
Satguru ji is the only person we'll ever need to get us back on track. His Shabads are more potent than a weapon and pierce your very soul.
We all wander, but sooner or later He will always find us again.

8:25 pm  

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