Tuesday, July 18, 2006

O my mind, unite yourself with the Lord. Nothing else is of any use to you.

This Shabad is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Gauree on Ang 238 of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Maharaj:
gauVI mhlw 5 ]
gourree mehalaa 5
Gauree, Fifth Mehla:
hir isau jurY q sBu ko mIqu ]
har sio jurai th sabh ko meeth
When someone attaches himself to the Lord, then everyone is his friend.
hir isau jurY q inhclu cIqu ]
har sio jurai th nihachal cheeth
When someone attaches himself to the Lord, then his consciousness is steady.
hir isau jurY n ivAwpY kwV@w ]
har sio jurai n viaapai kaarrhaa
When someone attaches himself to the Lord, he is not afflicted by worries.
hir isau jurY q hoie insqwrw ]1]
har sio jurai th hoe nisathaaraa 1
When someone attaches himself to the Lord, he is emancipated. 1
ry mn myry qUM hir isau joru ]
rae man maerae thoo(n) har sio jor
O my mind, unite yourself with the Lord.
kwij quhwrY nwhI horu ]1] rhwau ]
kaaj thuhaarai naahee hor 1 rehaao
Nothing else is of any use to you. 1Pause
vfy vfy jo dunIAwdwr ]
vaddae vaddae jo dhuneeaadhaar
The great and powerful people of the world
kwhU kwij nwhI gwvwr ]
kaahoo kaaj naahee gaavaar
are of no use, you fool!
hir kw dwsu nIc kulu suxih ]
har kaa dhaas neech kul sunehi
The Lord's slave may be born of humble origins,
iqs kY sMig iKn mih auDrih ]2]
this kai sa(n)g khin mehi oudhharehi 2
but in his company, you shall be saved in an instant. 2
koit mjn jw kY suix nwm ]
kott majan jaa kai sun naam
Hearing the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is equal to millions of cleansing baths.
koit pUjw jw kY hY iDAwn ]
kott poojaa jaa kai hai dhhiaan
Meditating on it is equal to millions of worship ceremonies.
koit puMn suix hir kI bwxI ]
kott pu(n)n sun har kee baanee
Hearing the Word of the Lord's Bani is equal to giving millions in alms.
koit Plw gur qy ibiD jwxI ]3]
kott falaa gur thae bidhh jaanee 3
To know the way, through the Guru, is equal to millions of rewards. 3
mn Apuny mih iPir iPir cyq ]
man apunae mehi fir fir chaeth
Within your mind, over and over again, think of Him,
ibnis jwih mwieAw ky hyq ]
binas jaahi maaeiaa kae haeth
and your love of Maya shall depart.
hir AibnwsI qumrY sMig ]
har abinaasee thumarai sa(n)g
The Imperishable Lord is always with you.
mn myry rcu rwm kY rMig ]4]
man maerae rach raam kai ra(n)g 4
O my mind, immerse yourself in the Love of the Lord. 4
jw kY kwim auqrY sB BUK ]
jaa kai kaam outharai sabh bhookh
Working for Him, all hunger departs.
jw kY kwim n johih dUq ]
jaa kai kaam n johehi dhooth
Working for Him, the Messenger of Death will not be watching you.
jw kY kwim qyrw vf gmru ]
jaa kai kaam thaeraa vadd gamar
Working for Him, you shall obtain glorious greatness.
jw kY kwim hovih qUM Amru ]5]
jaa kai kaam hovehi thoo(n) amar 5
Working for Him, you shall become immortal. 5
jw ky cwkr kau nhI fwn ]
jaa kae chaakar ko nehee ddaan
His servant does not suffer punishment.
jw ky cwkr kau nhI bwn ]
jaa kae chaakar ko nehee baan
His servant suffers no loss.
jw kY dPqir puCY n lyKw ]
jaa kai dhafathar pushhai n laekhaa
In His Court, His servant does not have to answer for his account.
qw kI cwkrI krhu ibsyKw ]6]
thaa kee chaakaree karahu bisaekhaa 6
So serve Him with distinction. 6
jw kY aUn nwhI kwhU bwq ]
jaa kai oon naahee kaahoo baath
He is not lacking in anything.
eykih Awip Anykih Bwiq ]
eaekehi aap anaekehi bhaath
He Himself is One, although He appears in so many forms.
jw kI idRsit hoie sdw inhwl ]
jaa kee dhrisatt hoe sadhaa nihaal
By His Glance of Grace, you shall be happy forever.
mn myry kir qw kI Gwl ]7]
man maerae kar thaa kee ghaal 7
So work for Him, O my mind. 7
nw ko cquru nwhI ko mUVw ]
naa ko chathur naahee ko moorraa
No one is clever, and no one is foolish.
nw ko hIxu nwhI ko sUrw ]
naa ko heen naahee ko sooraa
No one is weak, and no one is a hero.
ijqu ko lwieAw iqq hI lwgw ]
jith ko laaeiaa thith hee laagaa
As the Lord attaches someone, so is he attached.
so syvku nwnk ijsu Bwgw ]8]6]
so saevak naanak jis bhaagaa 86
He alone is the Lord's servant, O Nanak, who is so blessed. 86

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