Tuesday, July 18, 2006

No one respects the poor man

This Shabad is by Bhagat Kabeer Ji in Raag Bhairao on Ang 1159 of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Maharaj:
inrDn Awdru koeI n dyie ]
niradhhan aadhar koee n dhaee
No one respects the poor man.
lwK jqn krY Ehu iciq n Dryie ]1] rhwau ]
laakh jathan karai ouhu chith n dhharaee 1 rehaao
He may make thousands of efforts, but no one pays any attention to him. 1Pause
jau inrDnu srDn kY jwie ]
jo niradhhan saradhhan kai jaae
When the poor man goes to the rich man,
Awgy bYTw pIiT iPrwie ]1]
aagae bait(h)aa peet(h) firaae 1
and sits right in front of him, the rich man turns his back on him. 1
jau srDnu inrDn kY jwie ]
jo saradhhan niradhhan kai jaae
But when the rich man goes to the poor man,
dIAw Awdru lIAw bulwie ]2]
dheeaa aadhar leeaa bulaae 2
the poor man welcomes him with respect. 2
inrDnu srDnu donau BweI ]
niradhhan saradhhan dhono bhaaee
The poor man and the rich man are both brothers.
pRB kI klw n mytI jweI ]3]
prabh kee kalaa n maettee jaaee 3
God's pre-ordained plan cannot be erased. 3
kih kbIr inrDnu hY soeI ]
kehi kabeer niradhhan hai soee
Says Kabeer, he alone is poor,
jw ky ihrdY nwmu n hoeI ]4]8]
jaa kae hiradhai naam n hoee 48
who does not have the Naam, the Name of the Lord, in his heart. 48

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