Vaaran Bhai Gurdas Ji

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ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
ik oankaar satigur prasaad |

One Oankaar, the primal energy, realized through the grace of divine preceptor

ਪਉੜੀ ੧
paurree 1

ਆਦਿ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਆਦੇਸੁ ਕਰਿ ਆਦਿ ਪੁਰਖ ਆਦੇਸੁ ਕਰਾਇਆ ।
aad purakh aades kar aad purakh aades karaaeaa |

The Guru bowed before the Lord and the primal Lord made the whole world bow before the Guru.

ਏਕੰਕਾਰ ਅਕਾਰੁ ਕਰਿ ਗੁਰੁ ਗੋਵਿੰਦੁ ਨਾਉ ਸਦਵਾਇਆ ।
ekankaar akaar kar gur govind naau sadavaaeaa |

The formless Brahm assuming (human) form has got himself called Guru (Har) Gobind.

ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਪੂਰਨ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਨਿਰਗੁਣ ਸਰਗੁਣ ਅਲਖੁ ਲਖਾਇਆ ।
paarabraham pooran braham niragun saragun alakh lakhaaeaa |

Assuming form and being formless at the same time, the transcendental perfect Brahm has made His unmanifest form manifest.

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਆਰਾਧਿਆ ਭਗਤਿ ਵਛਲੁ ਹੋਇ ਅਛਲੁ ਛਲਾਇਆ ।
saadhasangat aaraadhiaa bhagat vachhal hoe achhal chhalaaeaa |

The holy congregation adored Him; and being in love with the devotees He, the undeceivable, got deluded (and became manifest in the form of Guru).

ਓਅੰਕਾਰ ਅਕਾਰ ਕਰਿ ਇਕੁ ਕਵਾਉ ਪਸਾਉ ਪਸਾਇਆ ।
oankaar akaar kar ik kavaau pasaau pasaaeaa |

The Maar assuming form created the whole world by His one commanding vibration.

ਰੋਮ ਰੋਮ ਵਿਚਿ ਰਖਿਓਨੁ ਕਰਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੰਡੁ ਕਰੋੜਿ ਸਮਾਇਆ ।
rom rom vich rakhion kar brahamandd karorr samaaeaa |

In His each trichome He contained millions of universes.

ਸਾਧ ਜਨਾ ਗੁਰ ਚਰਨ ਧਿਆਇਆ ।੧।
saadh janaa gur charan dhiaaeaa |1|

The sadhus adore the Lord in the form of the Guru's feet.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨
paurree 2

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਪੈਰੁ ਧਰਿ ਦਹਿ ਦਿਸਿ ਬਾਰਹ ਵਾਟ ਨ ਧਾਇਆ ।
guramukh maarag pair dhar deh dis baarah vaatt na dhaaeaa |

The guru-oriented treading the path leading towards the Guru does not stray into the paths of the twelve sects of the yogis.

ਗੁਰ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਗੁਰ ਧਿਆਨੁ ਧਰਿ ਘਟਿ ਘਟਿ ਪੂਰਨ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਦਿਖਾਇਆ ।
gur moorat gur dhiaan dhar ghatt ghatt pooran braham dikhaaeaa |

Concentrating on the form of Guru i.e. Word of the Guru, he adopts it in life and comes face to :face with the perfect Brahm.

ਸਬਦ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਉਪਦੇਸੁ ਲਿਵ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗੁਰ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਜਣਾਇਆ ।
sabad surat upades liv paarabraham gur giaan janaaeaa |

Concentration of consciousness on the word of the Guru and knowledge bestowed by the Guru provides the awareness about the transcendental Brahm .

ਸਿਲਾ ਅਲੂਣੀ ਚਟਣੀ ਚਰਣ ਕਵਲ ਚਰਣੋਦਕੁ ਪਿਆਇਆ ।
silaa aloonee chattanee charan kaval charanodak piaaeaa |

Only such a persen quaffs the nectar of feet-wash of the Guru.

ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਨਿਹਚਲੁ ਚਿਤੁ ਕਰਿ ਸੁਖ ਸੰਪਟ ਵਿਚਿ ਨਿਜ ਘਰੁ ਛਾਇਆ ।
guramat nihachal chit kar sukh sanpatt vich nij ghar chhaaeaa |

This however is nothing less than licking of the tasteless stone. He stablizes his mind in the wisdom of the Guru and reclines comfortably in the chamber of his inner self.

ਪਰ ਤਨ ਪਰ ਧਨ ਪਰਹਰੇ ਪਾਰਸਿ ਪਰਸਿ ਅਪਰਸੁ ਰਹਾਇਆ ।
par tan par dhan parahare paaras paras aparas rahaaeaa |

Touching the philosopher's stone in the form of the Guru , he repudiating the wealth and physical body of others remains detached from all.

ਸਾਧ ਅਸਾਧਿ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਆਇਆ ।੨।
saadh asaadh saadhasang aaeaa |2|

For curing his chronic maladies (of evil propensities) he goes to the holy congregation.

ਪਉੜੀ ੩
paurree 3

ਜਿਉ ਵੜ ਬੀਉ ਸਜੀਉ ਹੋਇ ਕਰਿ ਵਿਸਥਾਰੁ ਬਿਰਖੁ ਉਪਜਾਇਆ ।
jiau varr beeo sajeeo hoe kar visathaar birakh upajaaeaa |

As the seed of banyan tree getting developed extends itself in the form of a large tree

ਬਿਰਖਹੁ ਹੋਇ ਸਹੰਸ ਫਲ ਫਲ ਫਲ ਵਿਚਿ ਬਹੁ ਬੀਅ ਸਮਾਇਆ ।
birakhahu hoe sahans fal fal fal vich bahu beea samaaeaa |

and then on that very tree grow thousands of fruits containing myriad seeds (likewise gurmukh makes others like his own self).

ਦੁਤੀਆ ਚੰਦੁ ਅਗਾਸ ਜਿਉ ਆਦਿ ਪੁਰਖ ਆਦੇਸੁ ਕਰਾਇਆ ।
duteea chand agaas jiau aad purakh aades karaaeaa |

That primal Lord, like the second day's moon in the sky, gets himself worshipped iby one and all.

ਤਾਰੇ ਮੰਡਲੁ ਸੰਤ ਜਨ ਧਰਮਸਾਲ ਸਚ ਖੰਡ ਵਸਾਇਆ ।
taare manddal sant jan dharamasaal sach khandd vasaaeaa |

The saints are constellation inhabiting the abode of truth in the form of religious places.

ਪੈਰੀ ਪੈ ਪਾਖਾਕ ਹੋਇ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਇ ਨ ਆਪੁ ਜਣਾਇਆ ।
pairee pai paakhaak hoe aap gavaae na aap janaaeaa |

They bowing at the feet and becoming dust of , the feet lose there ego and never allow themselves to be noticed by any one.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਧ੍ਰੂ ਜਿਵੈ ਨਿਹਚਲ ਵਾਸੁ ਅਗਾਸੁ ਚੜ੍ਹਾਇਆ ।
guramukh sukh fal dhraoo jivai nihachal vaas agaas charrhaaeaa |

Attainer of the pleasure fruit, the gurmukh lives steadfastly like the pole star in the sky.

ਸਭ ਤਾਰੇ ਚਉਫੇਰਿ ਫਿਰਾਇਆ ।੩।
sabh taare chaufer firaaeaa |3|

All the stars revolve around him.

ਪਉੜੀ ੪
paurree 4

ਨਾਮਾ ਛੀਂਬਾ ਆਖੀਐ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਭਾਇ ਭਗਤਿ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਈ ।
naamaa chheenbaa aakheeai guramukh bhaae bhagat liv laaee |

Namdev, the calico minter having become gurmukh merged his consciousness in loving devotion.

ਖਤ੍ਰੀ ਬ੍ਰਾਹਮਣ ਦੇਹੁਰੈ ਉਤਮ ਜਾਤਿ ਕਰਨਿ ਵਡਿਆਈ ।
khatree braahaman dehurai utam jaat karan vaddiaaee |

High caste kshatriyas and Brahmins who went to temple to eulogize the Lord caught hold and ousted Namdev.

ਨਾਮਾ ਪਕੜਿ ਉਠਾਲਿਆ ਬਹਿ ਪਛਵਾੜੈ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਈ ।
naamaa pakarr utthaaliaa beh pachhavaarrai har gun gaaee |

While sitting in the back yard of the temple, he started singing the praises of the Lord.

ਭਗਤ ਵਛਲੁ ਆਖਾਇਦਾ ਫੇਰਿ ਦੇਹੁਰਾ ਪੈਜਿ ਰਖਾਈ ।
bhagat vachhal aakhaaeidaa fer dehuraa paij rakhaaee |

The Lord known as kind to devotees turned the face of the temple towards him and maintained His own reputation.

ਦਰਗਹ ਮਾਣੁ ਨਿਮਾਣਿਆ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸਰਣਾਈ ।
daragah maan nimaaniaa saadhasangat satigur saranaaee |

In the shelter of holy congregation, the true Guru and the Lord, the humble ones also get honour.

ਉਤਮੁ ਪਦਵੀ ਨੀਚ ਜਾਤਿ ਚਾਰੇ ਵਰਣ ਪਏ ਪਗਿ ਆਈ ।
autam padavee neech jaat chaare varan pe pag aaee |

High, ranking as well as the so-called low castes i.e. all the four as fell at the feet of Namdev

ਜਿਉ ਨੀਵਾਨਿ ਨੀਰੁ ਚਲਿ ਜਾਈ ।੪।
jiau neevaan neer chal jaaee |4|

Just as the water flows down towards low

ਪਉੜੀ ੫
paurree 5

ਅਸੁਰ ਭਭੀਖਣੁ ਭਗਤੁ ਹੈ ਬਿਦਰੁ ਸੁ ਵਿਖਲੀ ਪਤਿ ਸਰਣਾਈ ।
asur bhabheekhan bhagat hai bidar su vikhalee pat saranaaee |

Saint Vibhisaa a demon, and Vidur son of maid servant came in the shelter of the Lord. Dhanni is known as a jai

ਧੰਨਾ ਜਟੁ ਵਖਾਣੀਐ ਸਧਨਾ ਜਾਤਿ ਅਜਾਤਿ ਕਸਾਈ ।
dhanaa jatt vakhaaneeai sadhanaa jaat ajaat kasaaee |

And Sadhana was an out caste butcher. Saint Kabir was a weaver

ਭਗਤੁ ਕਬੀਰੁ ਜੁਲਾਹੜਾ ਨਾਮਾ ਛੀਂਬਾ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਈ ।
bhagat kabeer julaaharraa naamaa chheenbaa har gun gaaee |

And Namdev a calicoprinter who sang the praises of the Lord. Ravidas was a cobbler and saint Sairt belonged to (the so-called ) low barber caste.

ਕੁਲਿ ਰਵਿਦਾਸੁ ਚਮਾਰੁ ਹੈ ਸੈਣੁ ਸਨਾਤੀ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਨਾਈ ।
kul ravidaas chamaar hai sain sanaatee andar naaee |

Female crow takes care of the fledgelings of nightingale but they ultimately meet their own family.

ਕੋਇਲ ਪਾਲੈ ਕਾਵਣੀ ਅੰਤਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਅਪਣੇ ਕੁਲ ਜਾਈ ।
koeil paalai kaavanee ant milai apane kul jaaee |

Though Yagoda nurtured Krsna, yet he came to be known as the lotus (son) ) of the family of Vasudev.

ਕਿਸਨੁ ਜਸੋਧਾ ਪਾਲਿਆ ਵਾਸਦੇਵ ਕੁਲ ਕਵਲ ਸਦਾਈ ।
kisan jasodhaa paaliaa vaasadev kul kaval sadaaee |

As the pot of any type containing ghee is not said to be bad,

ਘਿਅ ਭਾਂਡਾ ਨ ਵੀਚਾਰੀਐ ਭਗਤਾ ਜਾਤਿ ਸਨਾਤਿ ਨ ਕਾਈ ।
ghia bhaanddaa na veechaareeai bhagataa jaat sanaat na kaaee |

Likewise, the saints also have no high or low caste whatsoever.

ਚਰਣ ਕਵਲ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸਰਣਾਈ ।੫।
charan kaval satigur saranaaee |5|

They all remain in the shelter of the lotus feet of the true Guru.

ਪਉੜੀ ੬
paurree 6

ਡੇਮੂੰ ਖਖਰਿ ਮਿਸਰੀ ਮਖੀ ਮੇਲੁ ਮਖੀਰੁ ਉਪਾਇਆ ।
ddemoon khakhar misaree makhee mel makheer upaaeaa |

From hornets' nest lump sugar and by honey bees the honey hive is produced.

ਪਾਟ ਪਟੰਬਰ ਕੀੜਿਅਹੁ ਕੁਟਿ ਕਟਿ ਸਣੁ ਕਿਰਤਾਸੁ ਬਣਾਇਆ ।
paatt pattanbar keerriahu kutt katt san kirataas banaaeaa |

From worms is produced silk and by pounding the hemp, paper is prepared.

ਮਲਮਲ ਹੋਇ ਵੜੇਵਿਅਹੁ ਚਿਕੜਿ ਕਵਲੁ ਭਵਰੁ ਲੋਭਾਇਆ ।
malamal hoe varreviahu chikarr kaval bhavar lobhaaeaa |

Muslin is prepared from cotton seed and in the mire grows the lotus on the black bee gets enamoured.

ਜਿਉ ਮਣਿ ਕਾਲੇ ਸਪ ਸਿਰਿ ਪਥਰੁ ਹੀਰੇ ਮਾਣਕ ਛਾਇਆ ।
jiau man kaale sap sir pathar heere maanak chhaaeaa |

A gem remains in the hood of black snake and among the stones are found diamonds and rubies.

ਜਾਣੁ ਕਥੂਰੀ ਮਿਰਗ ਤਨਿ ਨਾਉ ਭਗਉਤੀ ਲੋਹੁ ਘੜਾਇਆ ।
jaan kathooree mirag tan naau bhgautee lohu gharraaeaa |

The musk is found in the navel of deer and from ordinary iron the powerful sword is aced.

ਮੁਸਕੁ ਬਿਲੀਅਹੁ ਮੇਦੁ ਕਰਿ ਮਜਲਸ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਮਹ ਮਹਕਾਇਆ ।
musak bileeahu med kar majalas andar mah mahakaaeaa |

The brain marrow of musk cat makes the whole gethering fragrant.

ਨੀਚ ਜੋਨਿ ਉਤਮੁ ਫਲੁ ਪਾਇਆ ।੬।
neech jon utam fal paaeaa |6|

Thus the creatures and materials of lower species give and attain the highest fruits.

ਪਉੜੀ ੭
paurree 7

ਬਲਿ ਪੋਤਾ ਪ੍ਰਹਿਲਾਦ ਦਾ ਇੰਦਰਪੁਰੀ ਦੀ ਇਛ ਇਛੰਦਾ ।
bal potaa prahilaad daa indarapuree dee ichh ichhandaa |

Son of Virochan and grand son of Prahalad, king Bali, had a desire of ruling the abode of Indr.

ਕਰਿ ਸੰਪੂਰਣੁ ਜਗੁ ਸਉ ਇਕ ਇਕੋਤਰੁ ਜਗੁ ਕਰੰਦਾ ।
kar sanpooran jag sau ik ikotar jag karandaa |

He had accomplished hundred yajns (burnt offerings) and his other hudred yajns were in progress.

ਬਾਵਨ ਰੂਪੀ ਆਇ ਕੈ ਗਰਬੁ ਨਿਵਾਰਿ ਭਗਤ ਉਧਰੰਦਾ ।
baavan roopee aae kai garab nivaar bhagat udharandaa |

Lord in the form of a dwarf came to remove his ego and thus liberated him.

ਇੰਦ੍ਰਾਸਣ ਨੋ ਪਰਹਰੈ ਜਾਇ ਪਤਾਲਿ ਸੁ ਹੁਕਮੀ ਬੰਦਾ ।
eindraasan no paraharai jaae pataal su hukamee bandaa |

He repudiated the throne of Indr and like an obedient servant went to the nether world.

ਬਲਿ ਛਲਿ ਆਪੁ ਛਲਾਇਓਨੁ ਦਰਵਾਜੇ ਦਰਵਾਨ ਹੋਵੰਦਾ ।
bal chhal aap chhalaaeion daravaaje daravaan hovandaa |

The Lord Himself got enamoured of Bali and had to stay as a door keeper of Bali.

ਸ੍ਵਾਤਿ ਬੂੰਦ ਲੈ ਸਿਪ ਜਿਉ ਮੋਤੀ ਚੁਭੀ ਮਾਰਿ ਸੁਹੰਦਾ ।
svaat boond lai sip jiau motee chubhee maar suhandaa |

Bali, the king is like that shell which in the svati naksatr (a special star formation) receiving a drop and making it a pearl dives deep at the bottom of the sea.

ਹੀਰੈ ਹੀਰਾ ਬੇਧਿ ਮਿਲੰਦਾ ।੭।
heerai heeraa bedh milandaa |7|

The diamond heart of devotee Bali, cut by the diamond Lord was finally subsumed in Him.

ਪਉੜੀ ੮
paurree 8

ਨੀਚਹੁ ਨੀਚ ਸਦਾਵਣਾ ਕੀੜੀ ਹੋਇ ਨ ਆਪੁ ਗਣਾਏ ।
neechahu neech sadaavanaa keerree hoe na aap ganaae |

Ants never make themselves noticed and are known lowest among the lowly.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਚਲਣਾ ਇਕਤੁ ਖਡੁ ਸਹੰਸ ਸਮਾਏ ।
guramukh maarag chalanaa ikat khadd sahans samaae |

They follow the path of gurmukhs and due to their broad mindedness they live in thousands, in a small hole.

ਘਿਅ ਸਕਰ ਦੀ ਵਾਸੁ ਲੈ ਜਿਥੈ ਧਰੀ ਤਿਥੈ ਚਲਿ ਜਾਏ ।
ghia sakar dee vaas lai jithai dharee tithai chal jaae |

Only by smelling ghee and sugar, they reach the place where these things are kept (gurmukhs also search out he holy congregations).

ਡੁਲੈ ਖੰਡੁ ਜੁ ਰੇਤੁ ਵਿਚਿ ਖੰਡੂ ਦਾਣਾ ਚੁਣਿ ਚੁਣਿ ਖਾਏ ।
ddulai khandd ju ret vich khanddoo daanaa chun chun khaae |

They pick up the sugar bits scattered in sand similarly as a gurmukh cherishes the virtues.

ਭ੍ਰਿੰਗੀ ਦੇ ਭੈ ਜਾਇ ਮਰਿ ਹੋਵੈ ਭ੍ਰਿੰਗੀ ਮਾਰਿ ਜੀਵਾਏ ।
bhringee de bhai jaae mar hovai bhringee maar jeevaae |

Dying of the fear of worm bhringi the ant itself becomes bhringi and makes others also like itself.

ਅੰਡਾ ਕਛੂ ਕੂੰਜ ਦਾ ਆਸਾ ਵਿਚਿ ਨਿਰਾਸੁ ਵਲਾਏ ।
anddaa kachhoo koonj daa aasaa vich niraas valaae |

Like the eggs of heron and tortoise, it (ant) remains detached amidst hopes.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਗੁਰਸਿਖੁ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਪਾਏ ।੮।
guramukh gurasikh sukh fal paae |8|

Similarly gurmukhs also getting educated attain the pleasure fruits.

ਪਉੜੀ ੯
paurree 9

ਸੂਰਜ ਪਾਸਿ ਬਿਆਸੁ ਜਾਇ ਹੋਇ ਭੁਣਹਣਾ ਕੰਨਿ ਸਮਾਣਾ ।
sooraj paas biaas jaae hoe bhunahanaa kan samaanaa |

Rishi Vyas went to sun and becoming a small insect entered into his ear i.e. most humbly he remained with him and got educated by sun).

ਪੜਿ ਵਿਦਿਆ ਘਰਿ ਆਇਆ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਬਾਲਮੀਕ ਮਨਿ ਭਾਣਾ ।
parr vidiaa ghar aaeaa guramukh baalameek man bhaanaa |

Valmiki also only becoming guru- oriented attained knowledge and then he returned home.

ਆਦਿ ਬਿਆਸ ਵਖਾਣੀਐ ਕਥਿ ਕਥਿ ਸਾਸਤ੍ਰ ਵੇਦ ਪੁਰਾਣਾ ।
aad biaas vakhaaneeai kath kath saasatr ved puraanaa |

The exponent of many stories of the Vedas, Shastras and the Puranas Valmili is known as the primal poet.

ਨਾਰਦਿ ਮੁਨਿ ਉਪਦੇਸਿਆ ਭਗਤਿ ਭਾਗਵਤੁ ਪੜ੍ਹਿ ਪਤੀਆਣਾ ।
naarad mun upadesiaa bhagat bhaagavat parrh pateeaanaa |

Sage Narad preached to him and only after reading the Blia-gavat of devotion he could attain peace.

ਚਉਦਹ ਵਿਦਿਆ ਸੋਧਿ ਕੈ ਪਰਉਪਕਾਰੁ ਅਚਾਰੁ ਸੁਖਾਣਾ ।
chaudah vidiaa sodh kai praupakaar achaar sukhaanaa |

He researched the fourteen skills but ultimately he got happiness due to his benevolent conduct.

ਪਰਉਪਕਾਰੀ ਸਾਧਸੰਗੁ ਪਤਿਤ ਉਧਾਰਣੁ ਬਿਰਦੁ ਵਖਾਣਾ ।
praupakaaree saadhasang patit udhaaran birad vakhaanaa |

Association with such humble sadhus is altruistic and makes one habitual liberates of the fallen ones.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਪਤਿ ਪਰਵਾਣਾ ।੯।
guramukh sukh fal pat paravaanaa |9|

Gurmukhs attain pleasure fruits in it and get dignified acceptance in the court of the Lord.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੦
paurree 10

ਬਾਰਹ ਵਰ੍ਹੇ ਗਰਭਾਸਿ ਵਸਿ ਜਮਦੇ ਹੀ ਸੁਕਿ ਲਈ ਉਦਾਸੀ ।
baarah varhe garabhaas vas jamade hee suk lee udaasee |

Having remained in his mother's womb for twelve years, Sukadev adopted detachedness right form the very time of his birth.

ਮਾਇਆ ਵਿਚਿ ਅਤੀਤ ਹੋਇ ਮਨਹਠ ਬੁਧਿ ਨ ਬੰਦਿ ਖਲਾਸੀ ।
maaeaa vich ateet hoe manahatth budh na band khalaasee |

Though he went beyond maya yet because of his intellect pushed by stubbornness of mind, he could not attain liberation.

ਪਿਉ ਬਿਆਸ ਪਰਬੋਧਿਆ ਗੁਰ ਕਰਿ ਜਨਕ ਸਹਜ ਅਭਿਆਸੀ ।
piau biaas parabodhiaa gur kar janak sahaj abhiaasee |

His father Vyas made him understand that he should adopt king Janak as his guru who is well grounded in the art of remaining in equipoise.

ਤਜਿ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਲਈ ਸਿਰ ਧਰਿ ਜੂਠਿ ਮਿਲੀ ਸਾਬਾਸੀ ।
taj duramat guramat lee sir dhar jootth milee saabaasee |

Doing so, and divesting himself of the evil wisdom,he acquired he wisdom of Guru and as ordered by his guru he carried left overs on his head and thus earned pats from the guru.

ਗੁਰ ਉਪਦੇਸੁ ਅਵੇਸੁ ਕਰਿ ਗਰਬਿ ਨਿਵਾਰਿ ਜਗਤਿ ਗੁਰ ਦਾਸੀ ।
gur upades aves kar garab nivaar jagat gur daasee |

When inspired by the teachings of the guru he repudiated ego, the whole world accepted him as guru and became his servant .

ਪੈਰੀ ਪੈ ਪਾ ਖਾਕ ਹੋਇ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਭਾਉ ਭਗਤਿ ਪਰਗਾਸੀ ।
pairee pai paa khaak hoe guramat bhaau bhagat paragaasee |

By falling at the feet, by becoming dust of the feet and by the wisdom of the guru, loving devotion came up in him.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਸਹਜ ਨਿਵਾਸੀ ।੧੦।
guramukh sukh fal sahaj nivaasee |10|

As a gurmukh attaining pleasure fruit he got himself lodged in equipoise.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੧
paurree 11

ਰਾਜ ਜੋਗੁ ਹੈ ਜਨਕ ਦੇ ਵਡਾ ਭਗਤੁ ਕਰਿ ਵੇਦੁ ਵਖਾਣੈ ।
raaj jog hai janak de vaddaa bhagat kar ved vakhaanai |

Janak is a king as well as a yogi and the books of knowledge describe him as great devotee.

ਸਨਕਾਦਿਕ ਨਾਰਦ ਉਦਾਸ ਬਾਲ ਸੁਭਾਇ ਅਤੀਤੁ ਸੁਹਾਣੈ ।
sanakaadik naarad udaas baal subhaae ateet suhaanai |

Sanaks and Narad from their very childhood were of detached nature and adorned themselves with indifference to all.

ਜੋਗ ਭੋਗ ਲਖ ਲੰਘਿ ਕੈ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਨਿਰਬਾਣੈ ।
jog bhog lakh langh kai gurasikh saadhasangat nirabaanai |

Going beyond millions of detachments and enjoyments, the Sikhs of Guru also remain humble m the holy congregation.

ਆਪੁ ਗਣਾਇ ਵਿਗੁਚਣਾ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਏ ਆਪੁ ਸਿਞਾਣੈ ।
aap ganaae viguchanaa aap gavaae aap siyaanai |

He who gets himself counted or noticed goes astray in illusions; but he who loses his ego infact identifies his self.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਮਾਰਗੁ ਸਚ ਦਾ ਪੈਰੀ ਪਵਣਾ ਰਾਜੇ ਰਾਣੈ ।
guramukh maarag sach daa pairee pavanaa raaje raanai |

Gurmukh' s way is the way of truth whereby all the kings and emperors fall on his feet.

ਗਰਬੁ ਗੁਮਾਨੁ ਵਿਸਾਰਿ ਕੈ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਰਿਦੈ ਗਰੀਬੀ ਆਣੈ ।
garab gumaan visaar kai guramat ridai gareebee aanai |

Treader of this path, forgetting his ego and pride cherishes humility in his heart through the wisdom of the Guru.

ਸਚੀ ਦਰਗਹ ਮਾਣੁ ਨਿਮਾਣੈ ।੧੧।
sachee daragah maan nimaanai |11|

Such an humble person gets respects and regards in the true court.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੨
paurree 12

ਸਿਰੁ ਉਚਾ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੁ ਵਿਚਿ ਕਾਲਖ ਭਰਿਆ ਕਾਲੇ ਵਾਲਾ ।
sir uchaa abhimaan vich kaalakh bhariaa kaale vaalaa |

Proud head remains erect and high yet it is coveved by the blackness of hair.

ਭਰਵਟੇ ਕਾਲਖ ਭਰੇ ਪਿਪਣੀਆ ਕਾਲਖ ਸੂਰਾਲਾ ।
bharavatte kaalakh bhare pipaneea kaalakh sooraalaa |

Eyebrows are full of blackness and the eye lashes are also like black thorns.

ਲੋਇਣ ਕਾਲੇ ਜਾਣੀਅਨਿ ਦਾੜੀ ਮੁਛਾ ਕਰਿ ਮੁਹ ਕਾਲਾ ।
loein kaale jaaneean daarree muchhaa kar muh kaalaa |

Eyes are black (in India) and like wise beards and moustaches are also black.

ਨਕ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਨਕ ਵਾਲ ਬਹੁ ਲੂੰਇ ਲੂੰਇ ਕਾਲਖ ਬੇਤਾਲਾ ।
nak andar nak vaal bahu loone loone kaalakh betaalaa |

Many trichomes are there in the nose and all of them are black.

ਉਚੈ ਅੰਗ ਨ ਪੂਜੀਅਨਿ ਚਰਣ ਧੂੜਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਧਰਮਸਾਲਾ ।
auchai ang na poojeean charan dhoorr guramukh dharamasaalaa |

Organs placed higher are not worshipped and the dust of the feet of gurmukhs is adorable like holy places .

ਪੈਰਾ ਨਖ ਮੁਖ ਉਜਲੇ ਭਾਰੁ ਉਚਾਇਨਿ ਦੇਹੁ ਦੁਰਾਲਾ ।
pairaa nakh mukh ujale bhaar uchaaein dehu duraalaa |

Feet and nails are blessed because they carry`the load of the whole body.

ਸਿਰ ਧੋਵਣੁ ਅਪਵਿੱਤ੍ਰ ਹੈ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਚਰਣੋਦਕ ਜਗਿ ਭਾਲਾ ।
sir dhovan apavitr hai guramukh charanodak jag bhaalaa |

The head wash is considered dirty but the feet wash of the gurmukhs is sought after by the whole world.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਸਹਜੁ ਸੁਖਾਲਾ ।੧੨।
guramukh sukh fal sahaj sukhaalaa |12|

Attaining the pleasure fruit the gurmukhs in their equipoise, remain as the store house of all delights.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੩
paurree 13

ਜਲ ਵਿਚਿ ਧਰਤੀ ਧਰਮਸਾਲ ਧਰਤੀ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਨੀਰ ਨਿਵਾਸਾ ।
jal vich dharatee dharamasaal dharatee andar neer nivaasaa |

Earth, the abode for the conduct of dharma is supported by water and inside earth,too, resides water.

ਚਰਨ ਕਵਲ ਸਰਣਾਗਤੀ ਨਿਹਚਲ ਧੀਰਜੁ ਧਰਮੁ ਸੁਵਾਸਾ ।
charan kaval saranaagatee nihachal dheeraj dharam suvaasaa |

Coming into the shelter of the lotus feet (of the Guru), the earth is pervaded by the fragrance of firm fortitude, and dharma.

ਕਿਰਖ ਬਿਰਖ ਕੁਸਮਾਵਲੀ ਬੂਟੀ ਜੜੀ ਘਾਹ ਅਬਿਨਾਸਾ ।
kirakh birakh kusamaavalee boottee jarree ghaah abinaasaa |

On it (earth) grow trees, lines of flowers, herbs and grass which never exhaust.

ਸਰ ਸਾਇਰ ਗਿਰਿ ਮੇਰੁ ਬਹੁ ਰਤਨ ਪਦਾਰਥ ਭੋਗ ਬਿਲਾਸਾ ।
sar saaeir gir mer bahu ratan padaarath bhog bilaasaa |

Many a pond, ocean, mountain, jewel and pleasure giving material are there on it.

ਦੇਵ ਸਥਲ ਤੀਰਥ ਘਣੇ ਰੰਗ ਰੂਪ ਰਸ ਕਸ ਪਰਗਾਸਾ ।
dev sathal teerath ghane rang roop ras kas paragaasaa |

Many godly places, pilgrimage centres, hues, forms, edibles and inedibles come forth from it.

ਗੁਰ ਚੇਲੇ ਰਹਰਾਸਿ ਕਰਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਗੁਣਤਾਸਾ ।
gur chele raharaas kar guramukh saadhasangat gunataasaa |

Owing to the tradition of the Guru-disciple, the holy congregation of the gurmukhs is also a similar ocean of virtues.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਆਸ ਨਿਰਾਸਾ ।੧੩।
guramukh sukh fal aas niraasaa |13|

Remaining detached amidst hopes and desires is the pleasure fruit for the gurmukhs.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੪
paurree 14

ਰੋਮ ਰੋਮ ਵਿਚਿ ਰਖਿਓਨੁ ਕਰਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੰਡ ਕਰੋੜਿ ਸਮਾਈ ।
rom rom vich rakhion kar brahamandd karorr samaaee |

The Lord has subsumed crores of universes in His each trichome.

ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਪੂਰਨ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਸਤਿ ਪੁਰਖ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਸੁਖਦਾਈ ।
paarabraham pooran braham sat purakh satigur sukhadaaee |

The true Guru form of that primal perfect and transcendental Brahm is bestower of delights.

ਚਾਰਿ ਵਰਨ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਹੋਇ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸਰਣਾਈ ।
chaar varan gurasikh hoe saadhasangat satigur saranaaee |

All the four vamas come to the shelter of the true Guru in the form of holy congregation

ਗਿਆਨ ਧਿਆਨ ਸਿਮਰਣਿ ਸਦਾ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਬਦਿ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਈ ।
giaan dhiaan simaran sadaa guramukh sabad surat liv laaee |

And the gurmukhs there merge their consciousness in the Word through learning, meditation and, prayer.

ਭਾਇ ਭਗਤਿ ਭਉ ਪਿਰਮ ਰਸ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਰਿਦੇ ਵਸਾਈ ।
bhaae bhagat bhau piram ras satigur moorat ride vasaaee |

Fear of the Lord, loving devotion and the delight of love, for them, is the idol of the true Guru whom they cherish in their heart.

ਏਵਡੁ ਭਾਰੁ ਉਚਾਇਂਦੇ ਸਾਧ ਚਰਣ ਪੂਜਾ ਗੁਰ ਭਾਈ ।
evadd bhaar uchaaeinde saadh charan poojaa gur bhaaee |

The feet of the true Guru in the form of sadhu bear so much load (mental as well as spiritual) of their disciples that,

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਕੀਮ ਨ ਪਾਈ ।੧੪।
guramukh sukh fal keem na paaee |14|

0 my brothers you, ought to worship them. The value of the pleasure fruit of the gunnukhs cannot be estimated.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੫
paurree 15

ਵਸੈ ਛਹਬਰ ਲਾਇ ਕੈ ਪਰਨਾਲੀਂ ਹੁਇ ਵੀਹੀਂ ਆਵੈ ।
vasai chhahabar laae kai paranaaleen hue veeheen aavai |

When it rains cats and dogs, the water flowing through gargoyles comes down in the streets.

ਲਖ ਨਾਲੇ ਉਛਲ ਚਲਨਿ ਲਖ ਪਰਵਾਹੀ ਵਾਹ ਵਹਾਵੈ ।
lakh naale uchhal chalan lakh paravaahee vaah vahaavai |

Millions of streams overflowing become millions of currents.

ਲਖ ਨਾਲੇ ਲਖ ਵਾਹਿ ਵਹਿ ਨਦੀਆ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਰਲੇ ਰਲਾਵੈ ।
lakh naale lakh vaeh veh nadeea andar rale ralaavai |

Millions of rivulets join the currents of rivers.

ਨਉ ਸੈ ਨਦੀ ਨੜਿੰਨਵੈ ਪੂਰਬਿ ਪਛਮਿ ਹੋਇ ਚਲਾਵੈ ।
nau sai nadee narrinavai poorab pachham hoe chalaavai |

Nine hundred and ninety nine rivers flow in the east and the west directions.

ਨਦੀਆ ਜਾਇ ਸਮੁੰਦ ਵਿਚਿ ਸਾਗਰ ਸੰਗਮੁ ਹੋਇ ਮਿਲਾਵੈ ।
nadeea jaae samund vich saagar sangam hoe milaavai |

Rivers go to meet the sea.

ਸਤਿ ਸਮੁੰਦ ਗੜਾੜ ਮਹਿ ਜਾਇ ਸਮਾਹਿ ਨ ਪੇਟੁ ਭਰਾਵੈ ।
sat samund garraarr meh jaae samaeh na pett bharaavai |

Seven such seas merge into the oceans but still the oceans are not satiated.

ਜਾਇ ਗੜਾੜੁ ਪਤਾਲ ਹੇਠਿ ਹੋਇ ਤਵੇ ਦੀ ਬੂੰਦ ਸਮਾਵੈ ।
jaae garraarr pataal hetth hoe tave dee boond samaavai |

In the nether world, such oceans also look like a drop of water on a hot plate.

ਸਿਰ ਪਤਿਸਾਹਾਂ ਲਖ ਲਖ ਇੰਨਣੁ ਜਾਲਿ ਤਵੇ ਨੋ ਤਾਵੈ ।
sir patisaahaan lakh lakh inan jaal tave no taavai |

To heat this plate, millions of heads of the emperors are used as fuel.

ਮਰਦੇ ਖਹਿ ਖਹਿ ਦੁਨੀਆ ਦਾਵੈ ।੧੫।
marade kheh kheh duneea daavai |15|

And these emperors staking their claims on this earth go on fighting and dying.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੬
paurree 16

ਇਕਤੁ ਥੇਕੈ ਦੁਇ ਖੜਗੁ ਦੁਇ ਪਤਿਸਾਹ ਨ ਮੁਲਕਿ ਸਮਾਣੈ ।
eikat thekai due kharrag due patisaah na mulak samaanai |

In one sheath two swords and two emperors in one country cannot be accommodated;

ਵੀਹ ਫਕੀਰ ਮਸੀਤਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਖਿੰਥ ਖਿੰਧੋਲੀ ਹੇਠਿ ਲੁਕਾਣੈ ।
veeh fakeer maseet vich khinth khindholee hetth lukaanai |

But twenty faquirs in one mosque under one patched blanket can remain (comfortably).

ਜੰਗਲ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸੀਹ ਦੁਇ ਪੋਸਤ ਡੋਡੇ ਖਸਖਸ ਦਾਣੈ ।
jangal andar seeh due posat ddodde khasakhas daanai |

Emperors are like two lions in a jungle whereas the faquirs are like the opium seeds in one pod.

ਸੂਲੀ ਉਪਰਿ ਖੇਲਣਾ ਸਿਰਿ ਧਰਿ ਛਤ੍ਰ ਬਜਾਰ ਵਿਕਾਣੈ ।
soolee upar khelanaa sir dhar chhatr bajaar vikaanai |

These seeds play on the 'bed of thorns before they get the honour of selling in the market.

ਕੋਲੂ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਪੀੜੀਅਨਿ ਪੋਸਤਿ ਪੀਹਿ ਪਿਆਲੇ ਛਾਣੈ ।
koloo andar peerreean posat peehi piaale chhaanai |

They are rushed in the press with water before they are strained into the cup .

ਲਉਬਾਲੀ ਦਰਗਾਹ ਵਿਚਿ ਗਰਬੁ ਗੁਨਾਹੀ ਮਾਣੁ ਨਿਮਾਣੈ ।
laubaalee daragaah vich garab gunaahee maan nimaanai |

In the court of the fearless Lord, the proud ones are called sinners and the humble get respects and regards.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਹੋਂਦੇ ਤਾਣਿ ਨਿਤਾਣੈ ।੧੬।
guramukh honde taan nitaanai |16|

That is why the gurmukhs though powerful behave as the meek ones.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੭
paurree 17

ਸੀਹ ਪਜੂਤੀ ਬਕਰੀ ਮਰਦੀ ਹੋਈ ਹੜ ਹੜ ਹਸੀ ।
seeh pajootee bakaree maradee hoee harr harr hasee |

A goat was caught by a lion and while about to die, it gave out a horse­ laugh.

ਸੀਹੁ ਪੁਛੈ ਵਿਸਮਾਦੁ ਹੋਇ ਇਤੁ ਅਉਸਰਿ ਕਿਤੁ ਰਹਸਿ ਰਹਸੀ ।
seehu puchhai visamaad hoe it aausar kit rahas rahasee |

The surprised lion asked why it was so happy at such a moment (of its death).

ਬਿਨਉ ਕਰੇਂਦੀ ਬਕਰੀ ਪੁਤ੍ਰ ਅਸਾਡੇ ਕੀਚਨਿ ਖਸੀ ।
binau karendee bakaree putr asaadde keechan khasee |

Humbly the goat replied that the testicals of our male progeny are crushed in order to castrate them.

ਅਕ ਧਤੂਰਾ ਖਾਧਿਆਂ ਕੁਹਿ ਕੁਹਿ ਖਲ ਉਖਲਿ ਵਿਣਸੀ ।
ak dhatooraa khaadhiaan kuhi kuhi khal ukhal vinasee |

We eat only wild plants of arid regions yet our skin is peeled and pounded.

ਮਾਸੁ ਖਾਨਿ ਗਲ ਵਢਿ ਕੈ ਹਾਲੁ ਤਿਨਾੜਾ ਕਉਣੁ ਹੋਵਸੀ ।
maas khaan gal vadt kai haal tinaarraa kaun hovasee |

I think about the plight of those (like you) who cut the throat of others and eat their flesh.

ਗਰਬੁ ਗਰੀਬੀ ਦੇਹ ਖੇਹ ਖਾਜੁ ਅਖਾਜੁ ਅਕਾਜੁ ਕਰਸੀ ।
garab gareebee deh kheh khaaj akhaaj akaaj karasee |

The body of both of the proud and the humble will become dust ultimately, but, even then the body of the arrogant (lion) is inedible and that of the humble (goat) attaims the status of edible.

ਜਗਿ ਆਇਆ ਸਭ ਕੋਇ ਮਰਸੀ ।੧੭।
jag aaeaa sabh koe marasee |17|

All who came to this world have to die ultimately.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੮
paurree 18

ਚਰਣ ਕਵਲ ਰਹਰਾਸਿ ਕਰਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਪਰਗਾਸੀ ।
charan kaval raharaas kar guramukh saadhasangat paragaasee |

By remaining in and around the lotus feet, the gurmukh receives the light of the holy congregation.

ਪੈਰੀ ਪੈ ਪਾ ਖਾਕ ਹੋਇ ਲੇਖ ਅਲੇਖ ਅਮਰ ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ ।
pairee pai paa khaak hoe lekh alekh amar abinaasee |

Worshipping the feet and becoming the dust of the feet one becomes detached , immortal and indestructible .

ਕਰਿ ਚਰਣੋਦਕੁ ਆਚਮਾਨ ਆਧਿ ਬਿਆਧਿ ਉਪਾਧਿ ਖਲਾਸੀ ।
kar charanodak aachamaan aadh biaadh upaadh khalaasee |

Drinking the ash of the feet of gurmukhs, freedom from all physical mental and spiritual ailments is attained.

ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਇਆ ਮਾਇਆ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਕਰਨਿ ਉਦਾਸੀ ।
guramat aap gavaaeaa maaeaa andar karan udaasee |

Through the wisdom of the Guru they lose, their ego and do not get absorbed in maya.

ਸਬਦ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਲਿਵ ਲੀਣੁ ਹੋਇ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ ਸਚ ਖੰਡਿ ਨਿਵਾਸੀ ।
sabad surat liv leen hoe nirankaar sach khandd nivaasee |

Absorbing their consciousness in the word, they reside in the true abode (holy congregation) of the formless one.

ਅਬਿਗਤਿ ਗਤਿ ਅਗਾਧਿ ਬੋਧਿ ਅਕਥ ਕਥਾ ਅਚਰਜ ਗੁਰਦਾਸੀ ।
abigat gat agaadh bodh akath kathaa acharaj guradaasee |

The tale of the servants of the Lord is unfathomable ineffable and Manifest.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਆਸ ਨਿਰਾਸੀ ।੧੮।
guramukh sukh fal aas niraasee |18|

Remaining indifferent to hopes is the pleasure fruit of the Gurmukhs.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੯
paurree 19

ਸਣ ਵਣ ਵਾੜੀ ਖੇਤੁ ਇਕੁ ਪਰਉਪਕਾਰੁ ਵਿਕਾਰੁ ਜਣਾਵੈ ।
san van vaarree khet ik praupakaar vikaar janaavai |

Hemp and cotton grow in the same field but the use of one is benevolent while the other one is put to evil use.

ਖਲ ਕਢਾਹਿ ਵਟਾਇ ਸਣ ਰਸਾ ਬੰਧਨੁ ਹੋਇ ਬਨ੍ਹਾਵੈ ।
khal kadtaeh vattaae san rasaa bandhan hoe banhaavai |

After peeling off the hemp plant rope is made whose nooses are used to tie people in bondage.

ਖਾਸਾ ਮਲਮਲ ਸਿਰੀਸਾਫੁ ਸੂਤੁ ਕਤਾਇ ਕਪਾਹ ਵੁਣਾਵੈ ।
khaasaa malamal sireesaaf soot kataae kapaah vunaavai |

On the other hand, from cotton are made coarse cloth muslin and sirisaf.

ਲਜਣੁ ਕਜਣੁ ਹੋਇ ਕੈ ਸਾਧੁ ਅਸਾਧੁ ਬਿਰਦੁ ਬਿਰਦਾਵੈ ।
lajan kajan hoe kai saadh asaadh birad biradaavai |

Cotton in the form of cloth covers the modesty of others and protects the dharma of sadhus as well as wicked persons.

ਸੰਗ ਦੋਖ ਨਿਰਦੋਖ ਮੋਖ ਸੰਗ ਸੁਭਾਉ ਨ ਸਾਧੁ ਮਿਟਾਵੈ ।
sang dokh niradokh mokh sang subhaau na saadh mittaavai |

The sadhus even when they associate with the evil never repudiate their saintly nature.

ਤ੍ਰਪੜੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਧਰਮਸਾਲ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਪਗ ਧੂੜਿ ਧੁਮਾਵੈ ।
traparr hovai dharamasaal saadhasangat pag dhoorr dhumaavai |

When the hemp transformed into coarse cloth is brought to the holy places for spreading in the holy congregation, it also becomes blest after coming in touch with the dust of the feet of the sadhus.

ਕਟਿ ਕੁਟਿ ਸਣ ਕਿਰਤਾਸੁ ਕਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਜਸੁ ਲਿਖਿ ਪੁਰਾਣ ਸੁਣਾਵੈ ।
katt kutt san kirataas kar har jas likh puraan sunaavai |

Also, when after getting a thorough beating paper is made of it, the holy men write praises of the Lord.on it and recite the same for others.

ਪਤਿਤ ਪੁਨੀਤ ਕਰੈ ਜਨ ਭਾਵੈ ।੧੯।
patit puneet karai jan bhaavai |19|

The holy congregation makes the fallen ones also holy.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੦
paurree 20

ਪਥਰ ਚਿਤੁ ਕਠੋਰੁ ਹੈ ਚੂਨਾ ਹੋਵੈ ਅਗੀਂ ਦਧਾ ।
pathar chit katthor hai choonaa hovai ageen dadhaa |

When the hard hearted stone is burnt, it turns into lime stone. sprinkling of water extinguishes fire

ਅਗ ਬੁਝੈ ਜਲੁ ਛਿੜਕਿਐ ਚੂਨਾ ਅਗਿ ਉਠੇ ਅਤਿ ਵਧਾ ।
ag bujhai jal chhirrakiaai choonaa ag utthe at vadhaa |

But in the case of lime water produces great heat.

ਪਾਣੀ ਪਾਏ ਵਿਹੁ ਨ ਜਾਇ ਅਗਨਿ ਨ ਛੁਟੈ ਅਵਗੁਣ ਬਧਾ ।
paanee paae vihu na jaae agan na chhuttai avagun badhaa |

Its poison does not go away even if water is thrown on it and its foul fire remains in it .

ਜੀਭੈ ਉਤੈ ਰਖਿਆ ਛਾਲੇ ਪਵਨਿ ਸੰਗਿ ਦੁਖ ਲਧਾ ।
jeebhai utai rakhiaa chhaale pavan sang dukh ladhaa |

If put on tongue, it creates painful blisters.

ਪਾਨ ਸੁਪਾਰੀ ਕਥੁ ਮਿਲਿ ਰੰਗੁ ਸੁਰੰਗੁ ਸੰਪੂਰਣੁ ਸਧਾ ।
paan supaaree kath mil rang surang sanpooran sadhaa |

But getting company of betel leaf, betel nut and catechu its colour becomes bright, beautiful and completely refined.

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਸਾਧੁ ਹੋਇ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਮਹਾ ਅਸਾਧ ਸਮਧਾ ।
saadhasangat mil saadh hoe guramukh mahaa asaadh samadhaa |

Similarly joining the holy congregation becoming holy men, the gurmukhs get rid of even the chronic ailments.

ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਇ ਮਿਲੈ ਪਲੁ ਅਧਾ ।੨੦।੨੫। ਪੰਝੀਹ ।
aap gavaae milai pal adhaa |20|25| panjheeh |

When the ego is lost, God is visualized even in half a moment.


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