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

ਲੇਲੈ ਮਜਨੂੰ ਆਸਕੀ ਚਹੁ ਚਕੀ ਜਾਤੀ ।
lelai majanoo aasakee chahu chakee jaatee |

The lovers Lana and Majanu are well known in all the quarters of the world.

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਬੀਜਾ ਗਾਵੀਐ ਜਸੁ ਸੁਘੜਾ ਵਾਤੀ ।
soratth beejaa gaaveeai jas sugharraa vaatee |

The excellent song of Sorath and Bija is sung in every direction.

ਸਸੀ ਪੁੰਨੂੰ ਦੋਸਤੀ ਹੁਇ ਜਾਤਿ ਅਜਾਤੀ ।
sasee punoo dosatee hue jaat ajaatee |

The love of Sassi and Punnü, though of different castes, is everywhere spoken of.

ਮੇਹੀਵਾਲ ਨੋ ਸੋਹਣੀ ਨੈ ਤਰਦੀ ਰਾਤੀ ।
meheevaal no sohanee nai taradee raatee |

The fame of Sohni who used to swim the Chenab river in the ht to meet Mahival is well known.

ਰਾਂਝਾ ਹੀਰ ਵਖਾਣੀਐ ਓਹੁ ਪਿਰਮ ਪਰਾਤੀ ।
raanjhaa heer vakhaaneeai ohu piram paraatee |

Ranjha and Hir are renowned for the love they bore each other.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਗਾਵਨਿ ਪਰਭਾਤੀ ।੧।
peer mureedaa piraharree gaavan parabhaatee |1|

But superior to all is the love the disciples bear their Guru.They sing it at the ambrosial hour of morning.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨
paurree 2

ਅਮਲੀ ਅਮਲੁ ਨ ਛਡਨੀ ਹੁਇ ਬਹਨਿ ਇਕਠੇ ।
amalee amal na chhaddanee hue bahan ikatthe |

Opium-eaters eschew not opium and sit down together to eat it.

ਜਿਉ ਜੂਏ ਜੂਆਰੀਆ ਲਗਿ ਦਾਵ ਉਪਠੇ ।
jiau jooe jooaareea lag daav upatthe |

Gamblers indulge in play and lose their stakes.

ਚੋਰੀ ਚੋਰ ਨ ਪਲਰਹਿ ਦੁਖ ਸਹਨਿ ਗਰਠੇ ।
choree chor na palareh dukh sahan garatthe |

Thieves do not abandon thieving and suffer punishment when caught.

ਰਹਨਿ ਨ ਗਣਿਕਾ ਵਾੜਿਅਹੁ ਵੇਕਰਮੀ ਲਠੇ ।
rahan na ganikaa vaarriahu vekaramee latthe |

The evil-doers do not remain away from the house of the ill-repute women though they sell off even their clothes to provide for them.

ਪਾਪੀ ਪਾਪੁ ਕਮਾਵਦੇ ਹੋਇ ਫਿਰਦੇ ਨਠੇ ।
paapee paap kamaavade hoe firade natthe |

Sinners commit sin anu abscond to avoid punishment.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਸਭ ਪਾਪ ਪਣਠੇ ।੨।
peer mureedaa piraharree sabh paap panatthe |2|

But, contrary to all these, the Sikhs of the Guru, (whose companionship is far from being injurious) love their Guru, and he absolves them of all their sins.

ਪਉੜੀ ੩
paurree 3

ਭਵਰੈ ਵਾਸੁ ਵਿਣਾਸੁ ਹੈ ਫਿਰਦਾ ਫੁਲਵਾੜੀ ।
bhavarai vaas vinaas hai firadaa fulavaarree |

The black bee gets perished while enjoying the fragrance in the garden.

ਜਲੈ ਪਤੰਗੁ ਨਿਸੰਗੁ ਹੋਇ ਕਰਿ ਅਖਿ ਉਘਾੜੀ ।
jalai patang nisang hoe kar akh ughaarree |

Moth fearlessly burns itself on the flame but goes on beholding in the face of the flame up to last.

ਮਿਰਗ ਨਾਦਿ ਬਿਸਮਾਦੁ ਹੋਇ ਫਿਰਦਾ ਉਜਾੜੀ ।
mirag naad bisamaad hoe firadaa ujaarree |

Overwhelmed by melody, the deer goes on wandering in the forests.

ਕੁੰਡੀ ਫਾਥੇ ਮਛ ਜਿਉ ਰਸਿ ਜੀਭ ਵਿਗਾੜੀ ।
kunddee faathe machh jiau ras jeebh vigaarree |

Overpowered by the taste of tongue, the fish itself catches the hook.

ਹਾਥਣਿ ਹਾਥੀ ਫਾਹਿਆ ਦੁਖ ਸਹੈ ਦਿਹਾੜੀ ।
haathan haathee faahiaa dukh sahai dihaarree |

Out of lust for its female, the male elephant gets caught and bears sufferings for the rest of life.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਲਾਇ ਨਿਜ ਘਰਿ ਤਾੜੀ ।੩।
peer mureedaa piraharree laae nij ghar taarree |3|

Likewise, the Sikhs of the Guru love their Guru and stablize themselves in their true selves.

ਪਉੜੀ ੪
paurree 4

ਚੰਦ ਚਕੋਰ ਪਰੀਤ ਹੈ ਲਾਇ ਤਾਰ ਨਿਹਾਲੇ ।
chand chakor pareet hai laae taar nihaale |

Red-legged partridge (chakor) loves moon and hence stares at it without even losing its glance.

ਚਕਵੀ ਸੂਰਜ ਹੇਤ ਹੈ ਮਿਲਿ ਹੋਨਿ ਸੁਖਾਲੇ ।
chakavee sooraj het hai mil hon sukhaale |

Ruddy sheldrake (chakavi) loves sun, and in sunlight, meeting its beloved feels elated.

ਨੇਹੁ ਕਵਲ ਜਲ ਜਾਣੀਐ ਖਿੜਿ ਮੁਹ ਵੇਖਾਲੇ ।
nehu kaval jal jaaneeai khirr muh vekhaale |

Lotus loves water and shows the water its blossomed face.

ਮੋਰ ਬਬੀਹੇ ਬੋਲਦੇ ਵੇਖਿ ਬਦਲ ਕਾਲੇ ।
mor babeehe bolade vekh badal kaale |

Rain birds and peacocks also shriek when they see the clouds.

ਨਾਰਿ ਭਤਾਰ ਪਿਆਰੁ ਹੈ ਮਾਂ ਪੁਤ ਸਮ੍ਹਾਲੇ ।
naar bhataar piaar hai maan put samhaale |

Wife loves her husband and mother takes care of the son.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਓਹੁ ਨਿਬਹੈ ਨਾਲੇ ।੪।
peer mureedaa piraharree ohu nibahai naale |4|

Similarly the Sikh loves Guru and this love accompanies him to the end.

ਪਉੜੀ ੫
paurree 5

ਰੂਪੈ ਕਾਮੈ ਦੋਸਤੀ ਜਗ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਜਾਣੀ ।
roopai kaamai dosatee jag andar jaanee |

Friendship of beauty and lust is known all over the world.

ਭੁਖੈ ਸਾਦੈ ਗੰਢੁ ਹੈ ਓਹੁ ਵਿਰਤੀ ਹਾਣੀ ।
bhukhai saadai gandt hai ohu viratee haanee |

And this is very practical that hunger and taste are complementry.

ਘੁਲਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਮਿਚਲਿ ਲਬਿ ਮਾਲਿ ਇਤੁ ਭਰਮਿ ਭੁਲਾਣੀ ।
ghul mil michal lab maal it bharam bhulaanee |

Greed and wealth also mix up with each other and remain deluded.

ਊਘੈ ਸਉੜਿ ਪਲੰਘ ਜਿਉ ਸਭਿ ਰੈਣਿ ਵਿਹਾਣੀ ।
aooghai saurr palangh jiau sabh rain vihaanee |

For a dozing person, even a small cot is a pleasure to pass the night.

ਸੁਹਣੇ ਸਭ ਰੰਗ ਮਾਣੀਅਨਿ ਕਰਿ ਚੋਜ ਵਿਡਾਣੀ ।
suhane sabh rang maaneean kar choj viddaanee |

In the dream, one enjoys every colour of events.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਓਹੁ ਅਕਥ ਕਹਾਣੀ ।੫।
peer mureedaan piraharree ohu akath kahaanee |5|

Likewise, indescribable is the story of the love of the Sikh and the Guru

ਪਉੜੀ ੬
paurree 6

ਮਾਨਸਰੋਵਰ ਹੰਸਲਾ ਖਾਇ ਮਾਣਕ ਮੋਤੀ ।
maanasarovar hansalaa khaae maanak motee |

The swan of Mansarovar picks up only pearls and jewels.

ਕੋਇਲ ਅੰਬ ਪਰੀਤਿ ਹੈ ਮਿਲ ਬੋਲ ਸਰੋਤੀ ।
koeil anb pareet hai mil bol sarotee |

The nightingale and mango tree bear love for each other, and hence it sings thereupon.

ਚੰਦਨ ਵਾਸੁ ਵਣਾਸੁਪਤਿ ਹੋਇ ਪਾਸ ਖਲੋਤੀ ।
chandan vaas vanaasupat hoe paas khalotee |

The sandal loves whole vegetation, and whosoever is near it, becomes fragrant.

ਲੋਹਾ ਪਾਰਸਿ ਭੇਟਿਐ ਹੋਇ ਕੰਚਨ ਜੋਤੀ ।
lohaa paaras bhettiaai hoe kanchan jotee |

Touching the philosopher's stone the iron brightens like gold.

ਨਦੀਆ ਨਾਲੇ ਗੰਗ ਮਿਲਿ ਹੋਨਿ ਛੋਤ ਅਛੋਤੀ ।
nadeea naale gang mil hon chhot achhotee |

Even the defiled streams, meeting the Ganges, become sacred.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਇਹ ਖੇਪ ਸਓਤੀ ।੬।
peer mureedaan piraharree ih khep sotee |6|

Such is also the love between the Sikh and the Guru, and to a Sikh, this is most priceless commodity.

ਪਉੜੀ ੭
paurree 7

ਸਾਹੁਰੁ ਪੀਹਰੁ ਪਖ ਤ੍ਰੈ ਘਰੁ ਨਾਨੇਹਾਲਾ ।
saahur peehar pakh trai ghar naanehaalaa |

There are three types of relationship - first those of father, mother, sister, brother and their offspring and alliances;

ਸਹੁਰਾ ਸਸੁ ਵਖਾਣੀਐ ਸਾਲੀ ਤੈ ਸਾਲਾ ।
sahuraa sas vakhaaneeai saalee tai saalaa |

Second, mother's father, mother's mother, mother's sisters, mother's brothers;

ਮਾ ਪਿਉ ਭੈਣਾ ਭਾਇਰਾ ਪਰਵਾਰੁ ਦੁਰਾਲਾ ।
maa piau bhainaa bhaaeiraa paravaar duraalaa |

Third, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law.

ਨਾਨਾ ਨਾਨੀ ਮਾਸੀਆ ਮਾਮੇ ਜੰਜਾਲਾ ।
naanaa naanee maaseea maame janjaalaa |

For them, gold, silver, diamonds, and corals are amassed.

ਸੁਇਨਾ ਰੁਪਾ ਸੰਜੀਐ ਹੀਰਾ ਪਰਵਾਲਾ ।
sueinaa rupaa sanjeeai heeraa paravaalaa |

But dearer than all is the love of the Guru's Sikhs for the Guru,

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਏਹੁ ਸਾਕੁ ਸੁਖਾਲਾ ।੭।
peer mureedaan piraharree ehu saak sukhaalaa |7|

And, this is the relationship which brings happiness.

ਪਉੜੀ ੮
paurree 8

ਵਣਜੁ ਕਰੈ ਵਾਪਾਰੀਆ ਤਿਤੁ ਲਾਹਾ ਤੋਟਾ ।
vanaj karai vaapaareea tith laahaa tottaa |

The trader trades and he earns profits as well as loss.

ਕਿਰਸਾਣੀ ਕਿਰਸਾਣੁ ਕਰਿ ਹੋਇ ਦੁਬਲਾ ਮੋਟਾ ।
kirasaanee kirasaan kar hoe dubalaa mottaa |

The farmer cultivates and thus increases or decreases.

ਚਾਕਰੁ ਲਗੈ ਚਾਕਰੀ ਰਣਿ ਖਾਂਦਾ ਚੋਟਾਂ ।
chaakar lagai chaakaree ran khaandaa chottaan |

The servant serves and gets blows in the battlefield.

ਰਾਜੁ ਜੋਗੁ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ਵਿਚਿ ਵਣ ਖੰਡ ਗੜ ਕੋਟਾ ।
raaj jog sansaar vich van khandd garr kottaa |

The results of ruling, living as a yogi, residing in the world, forest

ਅੰਤਿ ਕਾਲਿ ਜਮ ਜਾਲੁ ਪੈ ਪਾਏ ਫਲ ਫੋਟਾ ।
ant kaal jam jaal pai paae fal fottaa |

And forts are such that ultimately man is caught in the web of yama i.e. he goes on transmigrating.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਹੁਇ ਕਦੇ ਨ ਤੋਟਾ ।੮।
peer mureedaan piraharree hue kade na tottaa |8|

But such is love between the Sikh and his Guru that loss is never suffered.

ਪਉੜੀ ੯
paurree 9

ਅਖੀ ਵੇਖਿ ਨ ਰਜੀਆ ਬਹੁ ਰੰਗ ਤਮਾਸੇ ।
akhee vekh na rajeea bahu rang tamaase |

The eyes are not satisfied with beholding sights and exhibitions;

ਉਸਤਤਿ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਕੰਨਿ ਸੁਣਿ ਰੋਵਣਿ ਤੈ ਹਾਸੇ ।
ausatat nindaa kan sun rovan tai haase |

The ears are not satisfied with hearing praise or blame, mourning or rejoicing;

ਸਾਦੀਂ ਜੀਭ ਨ ਰਜੀਆ ਕਰਿ ਭੋਗ ਬਿਲਾਸੇ ।
saadeen jeebh na rajeea kar bhog bilaase |

The tongue is not satisfied with eating what affords pleasure and delight;

ਨਕ ਨ ਰਜਾ ਵਾਸੁ ਲੈ ਦੁਰਗੰਧ ਸੁਵਾਸੇ ।
nak na rajaa vaas lai duragandh suvaase |

The nose is not contented with good or evil odour;

ਰਜਿ ਨ ਕੋਈ ਜੀਵਿਆ ਕੂੜੇ ਭਰਵਾਸੇ ।
raj na koee jeeviaa koorre bharavaase |

Nobody is satisfied with his span of life, and everyone entertains false hopes.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਸਚੀ ਰਹਰਾਸੇ ।੯।
peer mureedaan piraharree sachee raharaase |9|

But the Sikhs are satisfied with the Guru and theirs is the true love and delight.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੦
paurree 10

ਧ੍ਰਿਗੁ ਸਿਰੁ ਜੋ ਗੁਰ ਨ ਨਿਵੈ ਗੁਰ ਲਗੈ ਨ ਚਰਣੀ ।
dhrig sir jo gur na nivai gur lagai na charanee |

Cursed is the head that bows not before the Guru and touches not his feet.

ਧ੍ਰਿਗੁ ਲੋਇਣਿ ਗੁਰ ਦਰਸ ਵਿਣੁ ਵੇਖੈ ਪਰ ਤਰਣੀ ।
dhrig loein gur daras vin vekhai par taranee |

Cursed are the eyes who instead of beholding the Guru behold another's wife.

ਧ੍ਰਿਗ ਸਰਵਣਿ ਉਪਦੇਸ ਵਿਣੁ ਸੁਣਿ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਨ ਧਰਣੀ ।
dhrig saravan upades vin sun surat na dharanee |

Those ears are (also) cursed which do not listen to the sermon of the Guru and do not concentrate upon it'

ਧ੍ਰਿਗੁ ਜਿਹਬਾ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦ ਵਿਣੁ ਹੋਰ ਮੰਤ੍ਰ ਸਿਮਰਣੀ ।
dhrig jihabaa gur sabad vin hor mantr simaranee |

Cursed is that tongue which recites • mantras other than the word of the Guru

ਵਿਣੁ ਸੇਵਾ ਧ੍ਰਿਗੁ ਹਥ ਪੈਰ ਹੋਰ ਨਿਹਫਲ ਕਰਣੀ ।
vin sevaa dhrig hath pair hor nihafal karanee |

Without service, cursed are the heads, and feet, and useless are other deeds.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਸੁਖ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸਰਣੀ ।੧੦।
peer mureedaan piraharree sukh satigur saranee |10|

The (true) love is there between the Sikh and the Guru and the real delight is there in the shelter of the Guru.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੧
paurree 11

ਹੋਰਤੁ ਰੰਗਿ ਨ ਰਚੀਐ ਸਭੁ ਕੂੜੁ ਦਿਸੰਦਾ ।
horat rang na racheeai sabh koorr disandaa |

Love none but the Guru; all other love is false.

ਹੋਰਤੁ ਸਾਦਿ ਨ ਲਗੀਐ ਹੋਇ ਵਿਸੁ ਲਗੰਦਾ ।
horat saad na lageeai hoe vis lagandaa |

Enjoy no other relish than his, for it would be poisonous.

ਹੋਰਤੁ ਰਾਗ ਨ ਰੀਝੀਐ ਸੁਣਿ ਸੁਖ ਨ ਲਹੰਦਾ ।
horat raag na reejheeai sun sukh na lahandaa |

Be not pleased with any one else's singing, for listening to it would bring no happiness.

ਹੋਰੁ ਬੁਰੀ ਕਰਤੂਤਿ ਹੈ ਲਗੈ ਫਲੁ ਮੰਦਾ ।
hor buree karatoot hai lagai fal mandaa |

All acts not in conformity with the Guru's teaching, are evil, and bear evil fruit.

ਹੋਰਤੁ ਪੰਥਿ ਨ ਚਲੀਐ ਠਗੁ ਚੋਰੁ ਮੁਹੰਦਾ ।
horat panth na chaleeai tthag chor muhandaa |

Walk only in the way of true Guru, because in all other ways, there are thieves who cheat and rob.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਸਚੁ ਸਚਿ ਮਿਲੰਦਾ ।੧੧।
peer mureedaan piraharree sach sach milandaa |11|

The love of the Guru's Sikhs for the Guru causes their soul to blend their truth with the Truth.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੨
paurree 12

ਦੂਜੀ ਆਸ ਵਿਣਾਸੁ ਹੈ ਪੂਰੀ ਕਿਉ ਹੋਵੈ ।
doojee aas vinaas hai pooree kiau hovai |

Other hopes (except Lord's) are ruination; how could they be accomplished.

ਦੂਜਾ ਮੋਹ ਸੁ ਧ੍ਰੋਹ ਸਭੁ ਓਹੁ ਅੰਤਿ ਵਿਗੋਵੈ ।
doojaa moh su dhroh sabh ohu ant vigovai |

Other infatuations are delusion which ultimately lead (man) astray.

ਦੂਜਾ ਕਰਮੁ ਸੁਭਰਮ ਹੈ ਕਰਿ ਅਵਗੁਣ ਰੋਵੈ ।
doojaa karam subharam hai kar avagun rovai |

Other actions are deceits by which man cultivates demerits and suffers.

ਦੂਜਾ ਸੰਗੁ ਕੁਢੰਗੁ ਹੈ ਕਿਉ ਭਰਿਆ ਧੋਵੈ ।
doojaa sang kudtang hai kiau bhariaa dhovai |

The company of the sense of otherness is a perfidious way of living; and how it could wash away the sinful life.

ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਉ ਕੁਦਾਉ ਹੈ ਹਾਰਿ ਜਨਮੁ ਖਲੋਵੈ ।
doojaa bhaau kudaau hai haar janam khalovai |

The othemness is a wrong stake which ultimatley makes one lose the (battle of) life.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਗੁਣ ਗੁਣੀ ਪਰੋਵੈ ।੧੨।
peer mureedaan piraharree gun gunee parovai |12|

The love between the Sikhs and the Guru, brings the meritorious people closer and makes them one (sangat).

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੩
paurree 13

ਅਮਿਓ ਦਿਸਟਿ ਕਰਿ ਕਛੁ ਵਾਂਗਿ ਭਵਜਲ ਵਿਚਿ ਰਖੈ ।
amio disatt kar kachh vaang bhavajal vich rakhai |

As the contraction of limbs saves the tortoise, the ambrosial vision of the Guru saves the Sikh from the world ocean.

ਗਿਆਨ ਅੰਸ ਦੇ ਹੰਸ ਵਾਂਗਿ ਬੁਝਿ ਭਖ ਅਭਖੈ ।
giaan ans de hans vaang bujh bhakh abhakhai |

Like a swan having discriminatory knowledge (of sifting water from milk), this vision of Guru provides wisdom about the edible and the inedible.

ਸਿਮਰਣ ਕਰਦੇ ਕੂੰਜ ਵਾਂਗਿ ਉਡਿ ਲਖੈ ਅਲਖੈ ।
simaran karade koonj vaang udd lakhai alakhai |

Like a Siberian crane which keeps in mind its off-springs, the Guru also always takes care of the disciples, and (through his spiritual powers) foresees the invisible.

ਮਾਤਾ ਬਾਲਕ ਹੇਤੁ ਕਰਿ ਓਹੁ ਸਾਉ ਨ ਚਖੈ ।
maataa baalak het kar ohu saau na chakhai |

As the mother shares not the pleasures of her son, the Guru also has no demand of the Sikh.

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਦਇਆਲੁ ਹੈ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਪਰਖੈ ।
satigur purakh deaal hai gurasikh parakhai |

The true Guru is kind and (sometime) tests also the Sikhs.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਲਖ ਮੁਲੀਅਨਿ ਕਖੈ ।੧੩।
peer mureedaan piraharree lakh muleean kakhai |13|

The love between the Guru and the Sikh makes the latter valuable like a blade of grass made worthy of million (coins)

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੪
paurree 14

ਦਰਸਨੁ ਦੇਖਿ ਪਤੰਗ ਜਿਉ ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਸਮਾਵੈ ।
darasan dekh patang jiau jotee jot samaavai |

Beholding the flame (of the lamp), as the moth mingles with the flame and

ਸਬਦ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਲਿਵ ਮਿਰਗ ਜਿਉ ਅਨਹਦ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਵੈ ।
sabad surat liv mirag jiau anahad liv laavai |

Deer absorbs its consciousness in the melodious Word, likewise in the river of holy congregation,

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਮੀਨੁ ਹੋਇ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਸੁਖ ਪਾਵੈ ।
saadhasangat vich meen hoe guramat sukh paavai |

The Sikh becoming fish and adopting the way of the wisdom of the Guru, enjoys the life.

ਚਰਣ ਕਵਲ ਵਿਚਿ ਭਵਰੁ ਹੋਇ ਸੁਖ ਰੈਣਿ ਵਿਹਾਵੈ ।
charan kaval vich bhavar hoe sukh rain vihaavai |

By becoming black bee of the lotus feet (of the Lord), the Sikh spends his night ecstatically.

ਗੁਰ ਉਪਦੇਸ ਨ ਵਿਸਰੈ ਬਾਬੀਹਾ ਧਿਆਵੈ ।
gur upades na visarai baabeehaa dhiaavai |

He never forgets the teaching of the Guru and repeats it as the rainbird does in the rainy season.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਦੁਬਿਧਾ ਨਾ ਸੁਖਾਵੈ ।੧੪।
peer mureedaan piraharree dubidhaa naa sukhaavai |14|

The love between the Guru and the disciple is such that they do not like the sense of duality.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੫
paurree 15

ਦਾਤਾ ਓਹੁ ਨ ਮੰਗੀਐ ਫਿਰਿ ਮੰਗਣਿ ਜਾਈਐ ।
daataa ohu na mangeeai fir mangan jaaeeai |

Ask not for a giver from whom you shall have to appeal to another

ਹੋਛਾ ਸਾਹੁ ਨ ਕੀਚਈ ਫਿਰਿ ਪਛੋਤਾਈਐ ।
hochhaa saahu na keechee fir pachhotaaeeai |

Employ not a brusque banker who will afterwords make you repent.

ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਓਹੁ ਨ ਸੇਵੀਐ ਜਮ ਡੰਡੁ ਸਹਾਈਐ ।
saahib ohu na seveeai jam ddandd sahaaeeai |

Serve not such a master as will render you liable to death's punishment.

ਹਉਮੈ ਰੋਗੁ ਨ ਕਟਈ ਓਹੁ ਵੈਦੁ ਨ ਲਾਈਐ ।
haumai rog na kattee ohu vaid na laaeeai |

Engage not a physician who cannot cure the malady of pride.

ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਮੈਲੁ ਨ ਉਤਰੈ ਕਿਉਂ ਤੀਰਥਿ ਨਾਈਐ ।
duramat mail na utarai kiaun teerath naaeeai |

What is the use of bathing the body at the places of pilgrimages if the filth of evil inclinations is not cleansed.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਸੁਖ ਸਹਜਿ ਸਮਾਈਐ ।੧੫।
peer mureedaan piraharree sukh sahaj samaaeeai |15|

The love between the Guru and the disciples brings happiness and composure.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੬
paurree 16

ਮਾਲੁ ਮੁਲਕੁ ਚਤੁਰੰਗ ਦਲ ਦੁਨੀਆ ਪਤਿਸਾਹੀ ।
maal mulak chaturang dal duneea patisaahee |

If being master of army having four divisions (elephant, chariot, horse and infantry), country and the wealth;

ਰਿਧਿ ਸਿਧਿ ਨਿਧਿ ਬਹੁ ਕਰਾਮਾਤਿ ਸਭ ਖਲਕ ਉਮਾਹੀ ।
ridh sidh nidh bahu karaamaat sabh khalak umaahee |

If having attraction for others due to possession of miracles through ridhis and siddhis;

ਚਿਰੁਜੀਵਣੁ ਬਹੁ ਹੰਢਣਾ ਗੁਣ ਗਿਆਨ ਉਗਾਹੀ ।
chirujeevan bahu handtanaa gun giaan ugaahee |

If living a long life full of qualities and knowledge

ਹੋਰਸੁ ਕਿਸੈ ਨ ਜਾਣਈ ਚਿਤਿ ਬੇਪਰਵਾਹੀ ।
horas kisai na jaanee chit beparavaahee |

And if being enough powerful to care for nobody is still engrossed in dilemma,

ਦਰਗਹ ਢੋਈ ਨ ਲਹੈ ਦੁਬਿਧਾ ਬਦਰਾਹੀ ।
daragah dtoee na lahai dubidhaa badaraahee |

He cannot have shelter in the court of Lord.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ਸੁ ਘਾਹੀ ।੧੬।
peer mureedaan piraharree paravaan su ghaahee |16|

Due to love for his Guru, even an ordinary grass cutter Sikh becomes acceptable.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੭
paurree 17

ਵਿਣੁ ਗੁਰੁ ਹੋਰੁ ਧਿਆਨੁ ਹੈ ਸਭ ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਉ ।
vin gur hor dhiaan hai sabh doojaa bhaau |

The concentration except on Guru is all duality.

ਵਿਣੁ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਹੈ ਫਿਕਾ ਆਲਾਉ ।
vin gur sabad giaan hai fikaa aalaau |

The knowledge except theknowledge of the Guru-word is a cry in vain.

ਵਿਣੁ ਗੁਰ ਚਰਣਾਂ ਪੂਜਣਾ ਸਭੁ ਕੂੜਾ ਸੁਆਉ ।
vin gur charanaan poojanaa sabh koorraa suaau |

Worship except the Guru feet is all false and selfishness.

ਵਿਣੁ ਗੁਰ ਬਚਨੁ ਜੁ ਮੰਨਣਾ ਊਰਾ ਪਰਥਾਉ ।
vin gur bachan ju mananaa aooraa parathaau |

Except the acceptance of the teaching of the Guru, all other means are incomplete.

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਵਿਣੁ ਸੰਗੁ ਹੈ ਸਭੁ ਕਚਾ ਚਾਉ ।
saadhasangat vin sang hai sabh kachaa chaau |

Except the meeting in the holy congregation, all other assemblages are fragile.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਜਿਣਿ ਜਾਣਨਿ ਦਾਉ ।੧੭।
peer mureedaan piraharree jin jaanan daau |17|

The Sikhs loving their Guru, know well to win the game (of life).

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੮
paurree 18

ਲਖ ਸਿਆਣਪ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਲਖ ਲਖ ਗੁਣ ਚਤੁਰਾਈ ।
lakh siaanap surat lakh lakh gun chaturaaee |

One may have millions of wisdoms, consciousness, qualities, meditations, honours, japs,

ਲਖ ਮਤਿ ਬੁਧਿ ਸੁਧਿ ਗਿਆਨ ਧਿਆਨ ਲਖ ਪਤਿ ਵਡਿਆਈ ।
lakh mat budh sudh giaan dhiaan lakh pat vaddiaaee |

Penances, continences, bathings on pilgrimage centres, karmas, dharmas yogas,

ਲਖ ਜਪ ਤਪ ਲਖ ਸੰਜਮਾਂ ਲਖ ਤੀਰਥ ਨ੍ਹਾਈ ।
lakh jap tap lakh sanjamaan lakh teerath nhaaee |

Enjoyments rind recitations of holy scriptures to his credit.

ਕਰਮ ਧਰਮ ਲਖ ਜੋਗ ਭੋਗ ਲਖ ਪਾਠ ਪੜ੍ਹਾਈ ।
karam dharam lakh jog bhog lakh paatth parrhaaee |

But still, if such a person controlled by ego wishes to be noticed by others,

ਆਪੁ ਗਣਾਇ ਵਿਗੁਚਣਾ ਓਹੁ ਥਾਇ ਨ ਪਾਈ ।
aap ganaae viguchanaa ohu thaae na paaee |

He has gone astray and cannot fathom the Lord (and His creation).

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਹੋਇ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਈ ।੧੮।
peer mureedaan piraharree hoe aap gavaaee |18|

If the love prevails between the Guru and the disciple, the sense of ego vanishes (in the thin air).

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੯
paurree 19

ਪੈਰੀ ਪੈ ਪਾ ਖਾਕ ਹੋਇ ਛਡਿ ਮਣੀ ਮਨੂਰੀ ।
pairee pai paa khaak hoe chhadd manee manooree |

The Sikh of the Guru, falling at the feet (of Guru) forswears his ego and desires of mind.

ਪਾਣੀ ਪਖਾ ਪੀਹਣਾ ਨਿਤ ਕਰੈ ਮਜੂਰੀ ।
paanee pakhaa peehanaa nit karai majooree |

He fetches water, fans the congregation, grinds flour (for latigar) and does all manual jobs.

ਤ੍ਰਪੜ ਝਾੜਿ ਵਿਛਾਇੰਦਾ ਚੁਲਿ ਝੋਕਿ ਨ ਝੂਰੀ ।
traparr jhaarr vichhaaeindaa chul jhok na jhooree |

He cleanses and spreads the sheets and gets not dejected while putting fire in the hearth.

ਮੁਰਦੇ ਵਾਂਗਿ ਮੁਰੀਦੁ ਹੋਇ ਕਰਿ ਸਿਦਕ ਸਬੂਰੀ ।
murade vaang mureed hoe kar sidak sabooree |

He adopts the contentment like a dead person does.

ਚੰਦਨੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਸਿੰਮਲਹੁ ਫਲੁ ਵਾਸੁ ਹਜੂਰੀ ।
chandan hovai sinmalahu fal vaas hajooree |

He gets such a fruit of living near the Guru, as the silk-cotton tree gets by being near the sandal tree i.e. it also becomes fragrant.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਮਤਿ ਪੂਰੀ ।੧੯।
peer mureedaan piraharree guramukh mat pooree |19|

The Sikhs loving the Guru make their wisdom complete.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੦
paurree 20

ਗੁਰ ਸੇਵਾ ਦਾ ਫਲੁ ਘਣਾ ਕਿਨਿ ਕੀਮਤਿ ਹੋਈ ।
gur sevaa daa fal ghanaa kin keemat hoee |

Immense is the fruit of the service to the Guru; who can understand its worth.

ਰੰਗੁ ਸੁਰੰਗੁ ਅਚਰਜੁ ਹੈ ਵੇਖਾਲੇ ਸੋਈ ।
rang surang acharaj hai vekhaale soee |

From among the wondrous shades (of life) it makes one see the most wonderful one.

ਸਾਦੁ ਵਡਾ ਵਿਸਮਾਦੁ ਹੈ ਰਸੁ ਗੁੰਗੇ ਗੋਈ ।
saad vaddaa visamaad hai ras gunge goee |

The taste of the service is as awesome as the sweet is to the dumb person.

ਉਤਭੁਜ ਵਾਸੁ ਨਿਵਾਸੁ ਹੈ ਕਰਿ ਚਲਤੁ ਸਮੋਈ ।
autabhuj vaas nivaas hai kar chalat samoee |

It is a great feat (of God) that the fragrance is there in the trees.

ਤੋਲੁ ਅਤੋਲੁ ਅਮੋਲੁ ਹੈ ਜਰੈ ਅਜਰੁ ਕੋਈ ।
tol atol amol hai jarai ajar koee |

The service is invaluable and incomparable; any rare endures this unendurable faculty.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਜਾਣੈ ਜਾਣੋਈ ।੨੦।
peer mureedaan piraharree jaanai jaanoee |20|

Only God, the omniscient knows the mystery of the service.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੧
paurree 21

ਚੰਨਣੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਚੰਨਣਹੁ ਕੋ ਚਲਿਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ।
chanan hovai chananahu ko chalit na jaanai |

None knows the mystery how in the association of sandal, other trees transform into sandal.

ਦੀਵਾ ਬਲਦਾ ਦੀਵਿਅਹੁਂ ਸਮਸਰਿ ਪਰਵਾਣੈ ।
deevaa baladaa deeviahun samasar paravaanai |

From lamp is illumined the lamp and looks identical.

ਪਾਣੀ ਰਲਦਾ ਪਾਣੀਐ ਤਿਸੁ ਕੋ ਨ ਸਿਞਾਣੈ ।
paanee raladaa paaneeai tis ko na siyaanai |

No one can identify that water which mixes into water.

ਭ੍ਰਿੰਗੀ ਹੋਵੈ ਕੀੜਿਅਹੁ ਕਿਵ ਆਖਿ ਵਖਾਣੈ ।
bhringee hovai keerriahu kiv aakh vakhaanai |

The small aunt turns into bhringiinsect; none can tell about it.

ਸਪੁ ਛੁਡੰਦਾ ਕੁੰਜ ਨੋ ਕਰਿ ਚੋਜ ਵਿਡਾਣੈ ।
sap chhuddandaa kunj no kar choj viddaanai |

The snake leaves its slough and this is again a wonderful feat.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਹੈਰਾਣੁ ਹੈਰਾਣੈ ।੨੧।
peer mureedaan piraharree hairaan hairaanai |21|

Similarly, the love between the Guru and disciple is wondrous.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੨
paurree 22

ਫੁਲੀ ਵਾਸੁ ਨਿਵਾਸੁ ਹੈ ਕਿਤੁ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਸਮਾਣੀ ।
fulee vaas nivaas hai kit jugat samaanee |

The fragrance resides in the flowers but none knows how it takes place there.

ਫਲਾਂ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਜਿਉ ਸਾਦੁ ਬਹੁ ਸਿੰਜੇ ਇਕ ਪਾਣੀ ।
falaan andar jiau saad bahu sinje ik paanee |

Tastes of the fruits are varied, though the same water irrigates them.

ਘਿਉ ਦੁਧੁ ਵਿਚਿ ਵਖਾਣੀਐ ਕੋ ਮਰਮੁ ਨ ਜਾਣੀ ।
ghiau dudh vich vakhaaneeai ko maram na jaanee |

Butter remains in the milk but none understands this mystery.

ਜਿਉ ਬੈਸੰਤਰੁ ਕਾਠ ਵਿਚਿ ਓਹੁ ਅਲਖ ਵਿਡਾਣੀ ।
jiau baisantar kaatth vich ohu alakh viddaanee |

In the gurmukhs, due to their discipline the realization of authentic self takes place.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੰਜਮਿ ਨਿਕਲੈ ਪਰਗਟੁ ਪਰਵਾਣੀ ।
guramukh sanjam nikalai paragatt paravaanee |

For this all, the gurmukh applies the method of love for Guru,

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦਾਂ ਪਿਰਹੜੀ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ।੨੨।
peer mureedaan piraharree sangat gurabaanee |22|

Sangati and the hyms of the Guru, Gurbani

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੩
paurree 23

ਦੀਪਕ ਜਲੈ ਪਤੰਗ ਵੰਸੁ ਫਿਰਿ ਦੇਖ ਨ ਹਟੈ ।
deepak jalai patang vans fir dekh na hattai |

Seeing the burning flame of the lamp the moths cannot withhold themselves.

ਜਲ ਵਿਚਹੁ ਫੜਿ ਕਢੀਐ ਮਛ ਨੇਹੁ ਨ ਘਟੈ ।
jal vichahu farr kadteeai machh nehu na ghattai |

The fish is taken out of water but still it does not give up its love for water.

ਘੰਡਾ ਹੇੜੈ ਮਿਰਗ ਜਿਉ ਸੁਣਿ ਨਾਦ ਪਲਟੈ ।
ghanddaa herrai mirag jiau sun naad palattai |

As listening to the drum beat of the hunter, the deer turns towards the sound,

ਭਵਰੈ ਵਾਸੁ ਵਿਣਾਸੁ ਹੈ ਫੜਿ ਕਵਲੁ ਸੰਘਟੈ ।
bhavarai vaas vinaas hai farr kaval sanghattai |

And the black bee by entering the flower perishes itself for enjoying the fragrance.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਪਿਰਮ ਰਸੁ ਬਹੁ ਬੰਧਨ ਕਟੈ ।
guramukh sukh fal piram ras bahu bandhan kattai |

Similarly, the gurmukhs enjoy the delight of love and liberate themselves from all the bondages.

ਧੰਨੁ ਧੰਨੁ ਗੁਰਸਿੱਖ ਵੰਸੁ ਹੈ ਧੰਨੁ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਨਿਧਿ ਖਟੈ ।੨੩।੨੭। ਸਤਾਈ ।
dhan dhan gurasikh vans hai dhan guramat nidh khattai |23|27| sataaee |

The family lineage of theGuru and the Sikhs is blessed who following the wisdom of Guru realize the self.


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