Sunday, July 09, 2006

Within my conscious mind is the constant longing for the Lord. How can I behold the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, Lord?


This Shabad is by Guru Raam Daas Ji in Raag Gauree on Ang 167 of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj:


gauVI bYrwgix mhlw 4 ]

gourree bairaagan mehalaa 4
Gauree Bairaagan, Fourth Mehla:
hmrY min iciq hir Aws inq ikau dyKw hir drsu qumwrw ]
hamarai man chith har aas nith kio dhaekhaa har dharas thumaaraa
Within my conscious mind is the constant longing for the Lord. How can I behold the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, Lord?
ijin pRIiq lweI so jwxqw hmrY min iciq hir bhuqu ipAwrw ]
jin preeth laaee so jaanathaa hamarai man chith har bahuth piaaraa
One who loves the Lord knows this; the Lord is very dear to my conscious mind.
hau kurbwnI gur Awpxy ijin ivCuiVAw myilAw myrw isrjnhwrw ]1]
ho kurabaanee gur aapanae jin vishhurriaa maeliaa maeraa sirajanehaaraa 1
I am a sacrifice to my Guru, who has re-united me with my Creator Lord; I was separated from Him for such a long time! 1
myry rwm hm pwpI srix pry hir duAwir ]
maerae raam ham paapee saran parae har dhuaar
O my Lord, I am a sinner; I have come to Your Sanctuary, and fallen at Your Door, Lord.
mqu inrgux hm mylY kbhUM ApunI ikrpw Dwir ]1] rhwau ]
math niragun ham maelai kabehoo(n) apunee kirapaa dhhaar 1 rehaao
My intellect is worthless; I am filthy and polluted. Please shower me with Your Mercy sometime. 1Pause
hmry Avgux bhuqu bhuqu hY bhu bwr bwr hir gxq n AwvY ]
hamarae avagun bahuth bahuth hai bahu baar baar har ganath n aavai
My demerits are so many and numerous. I have sinned so many times, over and over again. O Lord, they cannot be counted.
qUM guxvMqw hir hir dieAwlu hir Awpy bKis lYih hir BwvY ]
thoo(n) gunava(n)thaa har har dhaeiaal har aapae bakhas laihi har bhaavai
You, Lord, are the Merciful Treasure of Virtue. When it pleases You, Lord, You forgive me.
hm AprwDI rwKy gur sMgqI aupdysu dIE hir nwmu CfwvY ]2]
ham aparaadhhee raakhae gur sa(n)gathee oupadhaes dheeou har naam shhaddaavai 2
I am a sinner, saved only by the Company of the Guru. He has bestowed the Teachings of the Lord's Name, which saves me. 2
qumry gux ikAw khw myry siqgurw jb guru bolh qb ibsmu hoie jwie ]
thumarae gun kiaa kehaa maerae sathiguraa jab gur boleh thab bisam hoe jaae
What Glorious Virtues of Yours can I describe, O my True Guru? When the Guru speaks, I am transfixed with wonder.
hm jYsy AprwDI Avru koeI rwKY jYsy hm siqguir rwiK lIey Cfwie ]
ham jaisae aparaadhhee avar koee raakhai jaisae ham sathigur raakh leeeae shhaddaae
Can anyone else save a sinner like me? The True Guru has protected and saved me.
qUM guru ipqw qUMhY guru mwqw qUM guru bMDpu myrw sKw sKwie ]3]
thoo(n) gur pithaa thoo(n)hai gur maathaa thoo(n) gur ba(n)dhhap maeraa sakhaa sakhaae 3
O Guru, You are my father. O Guru, You are my mother. O Guru, You are my relative, companion and friend. 3
jo hmrI ibiD hoqI myry siqgurw sw ibiD qum hir jwxhu Awpy ]
jo hamaree bidhh hothee maerae sathiguraa saa bidhh thum har jaanahu aapae
My condition, O my True Guru - that condition, O Lord, is known only to You.
hm rulqy iPrqy koeI bwq n pUCqw gur siqgur sMig kIry hm Qwpy ]
ham rulathae firathae koee baath n pooshhathaa gur sathigur sa(n)g keerae ham thhaapae
I was rolling around in the dirt, and no one cared for me at all. In the Company of the Guru, the True Guru, I, the worm, have been raised up and exalted.
DMnu DMnu gurU nwnk jn kyrw ijqu imilAY cUky siB sog sMqwpy ]4]5]11]49]
dhha(n)n dhha(n)n guroo naanak jan kaeraa jith miliai chookae sabh sog sa(n)thaapae 451149
Blessed, blessed is the Guru of servant Nanak; meeting Him, all my sorrows and troubles have come to an end. 451149

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