Vaaran Bhai Gurdas Ji

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ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
ik oankaar satigur prasaad |

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

ਪਉੜੀ ੧
paurree 1

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਮਨਮੁਖਿ ਜਾਣੀਅਨਿ ਸਾਧ ਅਸਾਧ ਜਗਤ ਵਰਤਾਰਾ ।
guramukh manamukh jaaneean saadh asaadh jagat varataaraa |

From their conduct in the world, the Guru-oriented, gurmukhs and mind oriented manmukhs are known sadhus and wicked ones respectively.

ਦੁਹ ਵਿਚਿ ਦੁਖੀ ਦੁਬਾਜਰੇ ਖਰਬੜ ਹੋਏ ਖੁਦੀ ਖੁਆਰਾ ।
duh vich dukhee dubaajare kharabarr hoe khudee khuaaraa |

Out of these two, the mongrels-apparently sadhus but internally thieves--are always in wavering state and, suffering for their ego, go astray.

ਦੁਹੀਂ ਸਰਾਈਂ ਜਰਦ ਰੂ ਦਗੇ ਦੁਰਾਹੇ ਚੋਰ ਚੁਗਾਰਾ ।
duheen saraaeen jarad roo dage duraahe chor chugaaraa |

Such double-faced thieves, backbiters and cheats remain pale-faced due to their bewilderment in both the worlds.

ਨਾ ਉਰਵਾਰੁ ਨ ਪਾਰੁ ਹੈ ਗੋਤੇ ਖਾਨਿ ਭਰਮੁ ਸਿਰਿ ਭਾਰਾ ।
naa uravaar na paar hai gote khaan bharam sir bhaaraa |

They are neither here nor there and, burdened with the load of delusions go on drowing in between and getting suffocated.

ਹਿੰਦੂ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨ ਵਿਚਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਮਨਮੁਖਿ ਵਿਚ ਗੁਬਾਰਾ ।
hindoo musalamaan vich guramukh manamukh vich gubaaraa |

Whether Muslim or the Hindu, the manmukh among the gurmukhs is the utter darkness.

ਜੰਮਣੁ ਮਰਣੁ ਸਦਾ ਸਿਰਿ ਭਾਰਾ ।੧।
jaman maran sadaa sir bhaaraa |1|

His head is always loaded with the comings and goings through transmigration of his soul.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨
paurree 2

ਦੁਹੁ ਮਿਲਿ ਜੰਮੇ ਦੁਇ ਜਣੇ ਦੁਹੁ ਜਣਿਆਂ ਦੁਇ ਰਾਹ ਚਲਾਏ ।
duhu mil jame due jane duhu janiaan due raah chalaae |

Consequent to the confluence of male and female both (Hindu and Muslim) were born; but both initiated separate ways (sects).

ਹਿੰਦੂ ਆਖਨਿ ਰਾਮ ਰਾਮੁ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਣਾਂ ਨਾਉ ਖੁਦਾਏ ।
hindoo aakhan raam raam musalamaanaan naau khudaae |

Hindus remember Ram-Ram and the Muslims named Him Khuda.

ਹਿੰਦੂ ਪੂਰਬਿ ਸਉਹਿਆਂ ਪਛਮਿ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਣੁ ਨਿਵਾਏ ।
hindoo poorab sauhiaan pachham musalamaan nivaae |

Hindus perform their worship facing East and Muslims bow towards the West.

ਗੰਗ ਬਨਾਰਸਿ ਹਿੰਦੂਆਂ ਮਕਾ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਣੁ ਮਨਾਏ ।
gang banaaras hindooaan makaa musalamaan manaae |

Hindus adore Ganges and Banaras, whereas Muslims celebrate Mecca.

ਵੇਦ ਕਤੇਬਾਂ ਚਾਰਿ ਚਾਰਿ ਚਾਰ ਵਰਨ ਚਾਰਿ ਮਜਹਬ ਚਲਾਏ ।
ved katebaan chaar chaar chaar varan chaar majahab chalaae |

They have four scriptures each--four Vedas and four Katebas. Hindus created four varnas (castes) and Muslims the four sects (Hanifis, Safis, Malikis, and Hambalis).

ਪੰਜ ਤਤ ਦੋਵੈ ਜਣੇ ਪਉਣੁ ਪਾਣੀ ਬੈਸੰਤਰੁ ਛਾਏ ।
panj tat dovai jane paun paanee baisantar chhaae |

But in fact, the same air, water and fire exist in them all.

ਇਕ ਥਾਉਂ ਦੁਇ ਨਾਉਂ ਧਰਾਏ ।੨।
eik thaaun due naaun dharaae |2|

The ultimate shelter for both is the same one; only they have given different names to it.

ਪਉੜੀ ੩
paurree 3

ਦੇਖਿ ਦੁਭਿਤੀ ਆਰਸੀ ਮਜਲਸ ਹਥੋ ਹਥੀ ਨਚੈ ।
dekh dubhitee aarasee majalas hatho hathee nachai |

Double-faced i.e. uneven minor moves hand to hand in the assembly (because nobody likes it).

ਦੁਖੋ ਦੁਖੁ ਦੁਬਾਜਰੀ ਘਰਿ ਘਰਿ ਫਿਰੈ ਪਰਾਈ ਖਚੈ ।
dukho dukh dubaajaree ghar ghar firai paraaee khachai |

Similarly a double-talker like a prostitute engrossed in other's homes moves from door to door.

ਅਗੋ ਹੋਇ ਸੁਹਾਵਣੀ ਮੁਹਿ ਡਿਠੈ ਮਾਣਸ ਚਹਮਚੈ ।
ago hoe suhaavanee muhi dditthai maanas chahamachai |

At first she looks pretty and men are pleased to see her face

ਪਿਛਹੁ ਦੇਖਿ ਡਰਾਵਣੀ ਇਕੋ ਮੁਹੁ ਦੁਹੁ ਜਿਨਸਿ ਵਿਰਚੈ ।
pichhahu dekh ddaraavanee iko muhu duhu jinas virachai |

But later she is found to be dreadful because her single face possesses two images.

ਖੇਹਿ ਪਾਇ ਮੁਹੁ ਮਾਂਜੀਐ ਫਿਰਿ ਫਿਰਿ ਮੈਲੁ ਭਰੈ ਰੰਗਿ ਕਚੈ ।
khehi paae muhu maanjeeai fir fir mail bharai rang kachai |

Even cleaned with ashes, such double-faced mirror becomes filthy again.

ਧਰਮਰਾਇ ਜਮੁ ਇਕੁ ਹੈ ਧਰਮੁ ਅਧਰਮੁ ਨ ਭਰਮੁ ਪਰਚੈ ।
dharamaraae jam ik hai dharam adharam na bharam parachai |

Yama, the Lord of dharma is one; he accepts dharma but does not get pleased by the delusions of wickedness.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜਾਇ ਮਿਲੈ ਸਚੁ ਸਚੈ ।੩।
guramukh jaae milai sach sachai |3|

Truthful gurmukhs ultimately attain the truth.

ਪਉੜੀ ੪
paurree 4

ਵੁਣੈ ਜੁਲਾਹਾ ਤੰਦੁ ਗੰਢਿ ਇਕੁ ਸੂਤੁ ਕਰਿ ਤਾਣਾ ਵਾਣਾ ।
vunai julaahaa tand gandt ik soot kar taanaa vaanaa |

By tying the threads, weaver weaves huge warp and weft with a single yarn.

ਦਰਜੀ ਪਾੜਿ ਵਿਗਾੜਦਾ ਪਾਟਾ ਮੁਲ ਨ ਲਹੈ ਵਿਕਾਣਾ ।
darajee paarr vigaarradaa paattaa mul na lahai vikaanaa |

Tailor tears and spoils cloth and torn cloth cannot be sold.

ਕਤਰਣਿ ਕਤਰੈ ਕਤਰਣੀ ਹੋਇ ਦੁਮੂਹੀ ਚੜ੍ਹਦੀ ਸਾਣਾ ।
kataran katarai kataranee hoe dumoohee charrhadee saanaa |

His double-blade honed scissors cuts the cloth.

ਸੂਈ ਸੀਵੈ ਜੋੜਿ ਕੈ ਵਿਛੁੜਿਆਂ ਕਰਿ ਮੇਲਿ ਮਿਲਾਣਾ ।
sooee seevai jorr kai vichhurriaan kar mel milaanaa |

On the other hand, his needle stiches and the separated pieces are thus reunited.

ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਇਕੋ ਰਾਹਿ ਦੁਇ ਜਗ ਵਿਚਿ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਣਾ ।
saahib iko raeh due jag vich hindoo musalamaanaa |

That Lord is one but different ways have been created by Hindus and Muslims.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਪਰਧਾਨੁ ਹੈ ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦੀ ਹੈ ਪਰਵਾਣਾ ।
gurasikhee paradhaan hai peer mureedee hai paravaanaa |

The path of Sikhism is superior to both because it accepts an intimate relation between the Guru and the Sikh.

ਦੁਖੀ ਦੁਬਾਜਰਿਆਂ ਹੈਰਾਣਾ ।੪।
dukhee dubaajariaan hairaanaa |4|

The double-minded are always perplexed and thus they suffer.

ਪਉੜੀ ੫
paurree 5

ਜਿਉ ਚਰਖਾ ਅਠਖੰਭੀਆ ਦੁਹਿ ਲਠੀ ਦੇ ਮੰਝਿ ਮੰਝੇਰੂ ।
jiau charakhaa atthakhanbheea duhi latthee de manjh manjheroo |

The eight board spinningwheel moves between two upright posts.

ਦੁਇ ਸਿਰਿ ਧਰਿ ਦੁਹੁ ਖੁੰਢ ਵਿਚਿ ਸਿਰ ਗਿਰਦਾਨ ਫਿਰੈ ਲਖ ਫੇਰੂ ।
due sir dhar duhu khundt vich sir giradaan firai lakh feroo |

Both ends of its axle are thrust in the holes in the middle of two post and on the force of its neck the wheel is turned innumerable times.

ਬਾਇੜੁ ਪਾਇ ਪਲੇਟੀਐ ਮਾਲ੍ਹ ਵਟਾਇ ਪਾਇਆ ਘਟ ਘੇਰੂ ।
baaeirr paae paletteeai maalh vattaae paaeaa ghatt gheroo |

The two sides are secured by a fastening cord and a string belt encircles the wheel and the spindle.

ਦੁਹੁ ਚਰਮਖ ਵਿਚਿ ਤ੍ਰਕੁਲਾ ਕਤਨਿ ਕੁੜੀਆਂ ਚਿੜੀਆਂ ਹੇਰੂ ।
duhu charamakh vich trakulaa katan kurreean chirreean heroo |

Two pieces of leather hold the spindle around which the girls spin sitting in groups.

ਤ੍ਰਿੰਞਣਿ ਬਹਿ ਉਠ ਜਾਂਦੀਆਂ ਜਿਉ ਬਿਰਖਹੁ ਉਡਿ ਜਾਨਿ ਪੰਖੇਰੂ ।
trinyan beh utth jaandeean jiau birakhahu udd jaan pankheroo |

Sometimes they would suddenly stop spinning and leave as birds fly from the tree (the double-minded person is also like these girls or birds and changes his mind abruptly).

ਓੜਿ ਨਿਬਾਹੂ ਨਾ ਥੀਐ ਕਚਾ ਰੰਗੁ ਰੰਗਾਇਆ ਗੇਰੂ ।
orr nibaahoo naa theeai kachaa rang rangaaeaa geroo |

Ochre colour which is temporary one, does not give company up to the last i.e. it fades away after sometime.

ਘੁੰਮਿ ਘੁਮੰਦੀ ਛਾਉ ਘਵੇਰੂ ।੫।
ghunm ghumandee chhaau ghaveroo |5|

The double-minded person (also) is like a moving shadow which does not stick to one place

ਪਉੜੀ ੬
paurree 6

ਸਾਹੁਰੁ ਪੀਹਰੁ ਪਲਰੈ ਹੋਇ ਨਿਲਜ ਨ ਲਜਾ ਧੋਵੈ ।
saahur peehar palarai hoe nilaj na lajaa dhovai |

Abandoning both the families of father and father-in-laws, the shameless woman cares not for modesty and does not wish to wash away her immoral reputation.

ਰਾਵੈ ਜਾਰੁ ਭਤਾਰੁ ਤਜਿ ਖਿੰਜੋਤਾਣਿ ਖੁਸੀ ਕਿਉ ਹੋਵੈ ।
raavai jaar bhataar taj khinjotaan khusee kiau hovai |

Deserting her husband, if she enjoys the company of her paramour, how can she, moving in different lustful directions, be happy?

ਸਮਝਾਈ ਨਾ ਸਮਝਈ ਮਰਣੇ ਪਰਣੇ ਲੋਕੁ ਵਿਗੋਵੈ ।
samajhaaee naa samajhee marane parane lok vigovai |

No advice prevails upon her and she is despised at all social gatherings of mourning and rejoicing.

ਧਿਰਿ ਧਿਰਿ ਮਿਲਦੇ ਮੇਹਣੇ ਹੁਇ ਸਰਮਿੰਦੀ ਅੰਝੂ ਰੋਵੈ ।
dhir dhir milade mehane hue saramindee anjhoo rovai |

She weeps in contrition because she is disdaifully reproached at every door.

ਪਾਪ ਕਮਾਣੇ ਪਕੜੀਐ ਹਾਣਿ ਕਾਣਿ ਦੀਬਾਣਿ ਖੜੋਵੈ ।
paap kamaane pakarreeai haan kaan deebaan kharrovai |

For her sins, she is arrested and punished by the court where she loses every iota of honour that she had.

ਮਰੈ ਨ ਜੀਵੈ ਦੁਖ ਸਹੈ ਰਹੈ ਨ ਘਰਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਪਰ ਘਰ ਜੋਵੈ ।
marai na jeevai dukh sahai rahai na ghar vich par ghar jovai |

She is miserable because now she is neither dead nor alive; she still looks for another house to ruin because she does not like to live in her own home.

ਦੁਬਿਧਾ ਅਉਗੁਣਹਾਰੁ ਪਰੋਵੈ ।੬।
dubidhaa aaugunahaar parovai |6|

Similarly doubt or double-mindedness weaves for it the garland of vices.

ਪਉੜੀ ੭
paurree 7

ਜਿਉ ਬੇਸੀਵੈ ਥੇਹੁ ਕਰਿ ਪਛੋਤਾਵੈ ਸੁਖਿ ਨਾ ਵਸੈ ।
jiau beseevai thehu kar pachhotaavai sukh naa vasai |

Inhabiting in other's lands brings repentence and takes away happiness;

ਚੜਿ ਚੜਿ ਲੜਦੇ ਭੂਮੀਏ ਧਾੜਾ ਪੇੜਾ ਖਸਣ ਖਸੈ ।
charr charr larrade bhoomee dhaarraa perraa khasan khasai |

Daily the land lords quarrel, toot and extort.

ਦੁਹ ਨਾਰੀ ਦਾ ਦੂਲਹਾ ਦੁਹੁ ਮੁਣਸਾ ਦੀ ਨਾਰਿ ਵਿਣਸੈ ।
duh naaree daa doolahaa duhu munasaa dee naar vinasai |

Husband of two women and the wife of two husbands are bound to perish;

ਹੁਇ ਉਜਾੜਾ ਖੇਤੀਐ ਦੁਹਿ ਹਾਕਮ ਦੁਇ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਖੁਣਸੈ ।
hue ujaarraa kheteeai duhi haakam due hukam khunasai |

Tillage under the orders of two mutually antagonist masters would go waste.

ਦੁਖ ਦੁਇ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਰਾਤਿ ਦਿਹੁ ਘਰੁ ਛਿਜੈ ਵੈਰਾਇਣੁ ਹਸੈ ।
dukh due chintaa raat dihu ghar chhijai vairaaein hasai |

Where suffering and anxiety dwell day and night i.e. all the time, that house gets destroyed and the neighbourhood women laugh derisively.

ਦੁਹੁ ਖੁੰਢਾਂ ਵਿਚਿ ਰਖਿ ਸਿਰੁ ਵਸਦੀ ਵਸੈ ਨ ਨਸਦੀ ਨਸੈ ।
duhu khundtaan vich rakh sir vasadee vasai na nasadee nasai |

If one gets one's head stuck in two cavities, one can neither stay nor run away.

ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਉ ਭੁਇਅੰਗਮੁ ਡਸੈ ।੭।
doojaa bhaau bhueiangam ddasai |7|

Likewise, the sense of duality is a virtual snake-bite.

ਪਉੜੀ ੮
paurree 8

ਦੁਖੀਆ ਦੁਸਟੁ ਦੁਬਾਜਰਾ ਸਪੁ ਦੁਮੂਹਾ ਬੁਰਾ ਬੁਰਿਆਈ ।
dukheea dusatt dubaajaraa sap dumoohaa buraa buriaaee |

The wicked and unhappy is the betrayer who is like two headed snake which is also undesirable.

ਸਭਦੂੰ ਮੰਦੀ ਸਪ ਜੋਨਿ ਸਪਾਂ ਵਿਚਿ ਕੁਜਾਤਿ ਕੁਭਾਈ ।
sabhadoon mandee sap jon sapaan vich kujaat kubhaaee |

Snake's is the worst species and out of that also the two-headed snake is a bad and wicked variety.

ਕੋੜੀ ਹੋਆ ਗੋਪਿ ਗੁਰ ਨਿਗੁਰੇ ਤੰਤੁ ਨ ਮੰਤੁ ਸੁਖਾਈ ।
korree hoaa gop gur nigure tant na mant sukhaaee |

Its master remains unknown and on this unprincipled creature no mantra works.

ਕੋੜੀ ਹੋਵੈ ਲੜੈ ਜਿਸ ਵਿਗੜ ਰੂਪਿ ਹੋਇ ਮਰਿ ਸਹਮਾਈ ।
korree hovai larrai jis vigarr roop hoe mar sahamaaee |

Any one whom it bites becomes leper. His face is deformed and he dies of its fear.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਮਨਮੁਖਿ ਬਾਹਰਾ ਲਾਤੋ ਲਾਵਾ ਲਾਇ ਬੁਝਾਈ ।
guramukh manamukh baaharaa laato laavaa laae bujhaaee |

Manmukh, the mind-oriented one does not accept the advice of gurmukhs and creates quarrel here and there.

ਤਿਸੁ ਵਿਹੁ ਵਾਤਿ ਕੁਲਾਤਿ ਮਨਿ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਗਣਤੀ ਤਾਤਿ ਪਰਾਈ ।
tis vihu vaat kulaat man andar ganatee taat paraaee |

His speech is poisonous and in his mind are cherished sordid plans and jealousies.

ਸਿਰ ਚਿਥੈ ਵਿਹੁ ਬਾਣਿ ਨ ਜਾਈ ।੮।
sir chithai vihu baan na jaaee |8|

His poisonous habit does not go even when his head is crushed.

ਪਉੜੀ ੯
paurree 9

ਜਿਉ ਬਹੁ ਮਿਤੀ ਵੇਸੁਆ ਛਡੈ ਖਸਮੁ ਨਿਖਸਮੀ ਹੋਈ ।
jiau bahu mitee vesuaa chhaddai khasam nikhasamee hoee |

A prostitute having many lovers leaves her husband and thus becomes unclaimed masterless.

ਪੁਤੁ ਜਣੇ ਜੇ ਵੇਸੁਆ ਨਾਨਕਿ ਦਾਦਕਿ ਨਾਉਂ ਨ ਕੋਈ ।
put jane je vesuaa naanak daadak naaun na koee |

If she gives birth to a son, he carries no maternal or paternal name with hint

ਨਰਕਿ ਸਵਾਰਿ ਸੀਗਾਰਿਆ ਰਾਗ ਰੰਗ ਛਲਿ ਛਲੈ ਛਲੋਈ ।
narak savaar seegaariaa raag rang chhal chhalai chhaloee |

She is a decorated and ornamental hell which deceives people by loving apparent charm and grace.

ਘੰਡਾਹੇੜੁ ਅਹੇੜੀਆਂ ਮਾਣਸ ਮਿਰਗ ਵਿਣਾਹੁ ਸਥੋਈ ।
ghanddaaherr aherreean maanas mirag vinaahu sathoee |

As the hunter's pipe attractes the deer, so do the songs of a prostitute allure men to their destruction.

ਏਥੈ ਮਰੈ ਹਰਾਮ ਹੋਇ ਅਗੈ ਦਰਗਹ ਮਿਲੈ ਨ ਢੋਈ ।
ethai marai haraam hoe agai daragah milai na dtoee |

Here in this world she dies an evil death and hereafter obtains no enterance into God's court.

ਦੁਖੀਆ ਦੁਸਟੁ ਦੁਬਾਜਰਾ ਜਾਣ ਰੁਪਈਆ ਮੇਖੀ ਸੋਈ ।
dukheea dusatt dubaajaraa jaan rupeea mekhee soee |

Similar to her, who adheres not to one person the double-talker cunningly following two religious masters is always unhappy and like a fake rupee is exposed at the counter.

ਵਿਗੜੈ ਆਪਿ ਵਿਗਾੜੈ ਲੋਈ ।੯।
vigarrai aap vigaarrai loee |9|

Ruined himself he ruins others.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੦
paurree 10

ਵਣਿ ਵਣਿ ਕਾਉਂ ਨ ਸੋਹਈ ਖਰਾ ਸਿਆਣਾ ਹੋਇ ਵਿਗੁਤਾ ।
van van kaaun na sohee kharaa siaanaa hoe vigutaa |

For crow wandering from forest to forest is no merit though it considers itself very clever.

ਚੁਤੜਿ ਮਿਟੀ ਜਿਸੁ ਲਗੈ ਜਾਣੈ ਖਸਮ ਕੁਮ੍ਹਾਰਾਂ ਕੁਤਾ ।
chutarr mittee jis lagai jaanai khasam kumhaaraan kutaa |

Dog having mud spots on the buttocks is at once recognised as a potter's pet.

ਬਾਬਾਣੀਆਂ ਕਹਾਣੀਆਂ ਘਰਿ ਘਰਿ ਬਹਿ ਬਹਿ ਕਰਨਿ ਕੁਪੁਤਾ ।
baabaaneean kahaaneean ghar ghar beh beh karan kuputaa |

Unworthy sons tell everywhere about the feats of forefathers (but do nothing themselves).

ਆਗੂ ਹੋਇ ਮੁਹਾਇਦਾ ਸਾਥੁ ਛਡਿ ਚਉਰਾਹੇ ਸੁਤਾ ।
aagoo hoe muhaaeidaa saath chhadd chauraahe sutaa |

A leader who goes to sleep at the crossroads, gets his companions robbed (of their belongings).

ਜੰਮੀ ਸਾਖ ਉਜਾੜਦਾ ਗਲਿਆਂ ਸੇਤੀ ਮੇਂਹੁ ਕੁਰੁਤਾ ।
jamee saakh ujaarradaa galiaan setee menhu kurutaa |

Unseasonal rain and hail destroy the well rooted crop.

ਦੁਖੀਆ ਦੁਸਟੁ ਦੁਬਾਜਰਾ ਖਟਰੁ ਬਲਦੁ ਜਿਵੈ ਹਲਿ ਜੁਤਾ ।
dukheea dusatt dubaajaraa khattar balad jivai hal jutaa |

The suffering double talker is similar to a stubborn plaughing ox (who always gets whipped).

ਡਮਿ ਡਮਿ ਸਾਨੁ ਉਜਾੜੀ ਮੁਤਾ ।੧੦।
ddam ddam saan ujaarree mutaa |10|

Ultimately such an ox is branded and abandoned in desolate places.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੧
paurree 11

ਦੁਖੀਆ ਦੁਸਟੁ ਦੁਬਾਜਰਾ ਤਾਮੇ ਰੰਗਹੁ ਕੈਹਾਂ ਹੋਵੈ ।
dukheea dusatt dubaajaraa taame rangahu kaihaan hovai |

The evil double-talker is copper which looks like bronze.

ਬਾਹਰੁ ਦਿਸੈ ਉਜਲਾ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਮਸੁ ਨ ਧੋਪੈ ਧੋਵੈ ।
baahar disai ujalaa andar mas na dhopai dhovai |

Apparently, the bronze looks bright but even persisting washing cannot clean its inner blackness.

ਸੰਨੀ ਜਾਣੁ ਲੁਹਾਰ ਦੀ ਹੋਇ ਦੁਮੂਹੀਂ ਕੁਸੰਗ ਵਿਗੋਵੈ ।
sanee jaan luhaar dee hoe dumooheen kusang vigovai |

The pliers of blacksmith is double mouthed but being in the bad company (of the blacksmith) it destroys itself.

ਖਿਣੁ ਤਤੀ ਆਰਣਿ ਵੜੈ ਖਿਣੁ ਠੰਢੀ ਜਲੁ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਟੋਵੈ ।
khin tatee aaran varrai khin tthandtee jal andar ttovai |

It goes in the hot furnance and the next moment it is put in cold water.

ਤੁਮਾ ਦਿਸੇ ਸੋਹਣਾ ਚਿਤ੍ਰਮਿਤਾਲਾ ਵਿਸੁ ਵਿਲੋਵੈ ।
tumaa dise sohanaa chitramitaalaa vis vilovai |

The colocynth gives a beautiful, piebald look but inside it remains poison.

ਸਾਉ ਨ ਕਉੜਾ ਸਹਿ ਸਕੈ ਜੀਭੈ ਛਾਲੈ ਅੰਝੂ ਰੋਵੈ ।
saau na kaurraa seh sakai jeebhai chhaalai anjhoo rovai |

Its bitter taste cannot be tolerated; it blisters the tongue and causes tears to trickle.

ਕਲੀ ਕਨੇਰ ਨ ਹਾਰਿ ਪਰੋਵੈ ।੧੧।
kalee kaner na haar parovai |11|

No garland is prepared of the oleander buds (for their being devoid of fragrance).

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੨
paurree 12

ਦੁਖੀ ਦੁਸਟੁ ਦੁਬਾਜਰਾ ਸੁਤਰ ਮੁਰਗੁ ਹੋਇ ਕੰਮ ਨ ਆਵੈ ।
dukhee dusatt dubaajaraa sutar murag hoe kam na aavai |

The evil person who is double-talker is always unhappy and is useless like an ostrich.

ਉਡਣਿ ਉਡੈ ਨ ਲਦੀਐ ਪੁਰਸੁਸ ਹੋਈ ਆਪੁ ਲਖਾਵੈ ।
auddan uddai na ladeeai purasus hoee aap lakhaavai |

An ostrich can neither fly nor can be laden, but it strutts ostentatiously.

ਹਸਤੀ ਦੰਦ ਵਖਾਣੀਅਨਿ ਹੋਰੁ ਦਿਖਾਲੈ ਹੋਰਤੁ ਖਾਵੈ ।
hasatee dand vakhaaneean hor dikhaalai horat khaavai |

The elephant has one set of teeth for display and another for eating.

ਬਕਰੀਆਂ ਨੋ ਚਾਰ ਥਣੁ ਦੁਇ ਗਲ ਵਿਚਿ ਦੁਇ ਲੇਵੈ ਲਾਵੈ ।
bakareean no chaar than due gal vich due levai laavai |

Goats have four teats, two on their necks and two attached to their udders.

ਇਕਨੀ ਦੁਧੁ ਸਮਾਵਦਾ ਇਕ ਠਗਾਊ ਠਗਿ ਠਗਾਵੈ ।
eikanee dudh samaavadaa ik tthagaaoo tthag tthagaavai |

The latter contain milk, the former deceive those who expect milk from them.

ਮੋਰਾਂ ਅਖੀ ਚਾਰਿ ਚਾਰਿ ਉਇ ਦੇਖਨਿ ਓਨੀ ਦਿਸਿ ਨ ਆਵੈ ।
moraan akhee chaar chaar ue dekhan onee dis na aavai |

Peacocks have four eyes through which they behold but others know nothing about them.

ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਉ ਕੁਦਾਉ ਹਰਾਵੈ ।੧੨।
doojaa bhaau kudaau haraavai |12|

So turning one's attention to two masters (religions) leads to disastrous failure.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੩
paurree 13

ਦੰਮਲੁ ਵਜੈ ਦੁਹੁ ਧਿਰੀ ਖਾਇ ਤਮਾਚੇ ਬੰਧਨਿ ਜੜਿਆ ।
damal vajai duhu dhiree khaae tamaache bandhan jarriaa |

Two-faced drum roped all around is beaten from both the sides.

ਵਜਨਿ ਰਾਗ ਰਬਾਬ ਵਿਚਿ ਕੰਨ ਮਰੋੜੀ ਫਿਰਿ ਫਿਰਿ ਫੜਿਆ ।
vajan raag rabaab vich kan marorree fir fir farriaa |

Musical measures are played on rebeck but time and again its pegs are twisted.

ਖਾਨ ਮਜੀਰੇ ਟਕਰਾਂ ਸਿਰਿ ਤਨ ਭੰਨਿ ਮਰਦੇ ਕਰਿ ਧੜਿਆ ।
khaan majeere ttakaraan sir tan bhan marade kar dharriaa |

Cymbals being paired strike each other and smash their heads and bodies.

ਖਾਲੀ ਵਜੈ ਵੰਝੁਲੀ ਦੇ ਸੂਲਾਕ ਨ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਵੜਿਆ ।
khaalee vajai vanjhulee de soolaak na andar varriaa |

The flute when empty from inside definitely chimes but when any other object enters into it (i.e. when duality enters it) an iron rod is pushed in it to clear it (it is put to trouble).

ਸੁਇਨੇ ਕਲਸੁ ਸਵਾਰੀਐ ਭੰਨਾ ਘੜਾ ਨ ਜਾਈ ਘੜਿਆ ।
sueine kalas savaareeai bhanaa gharraa na jaaee gharriaa |

The golden vessel is got repaired but broken mud-pitcher is not formed again.

ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਉ ਸੜਾਣੈ ਸੜਿਆ ।੧੩।
doojaa bhaau sarraanai sarriaa |13|

Engrossed in duality the individual putrefies and is scorched for ever.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੪
paurree 14

ਦੁਖੀਆ ਦੁਸਟੁ ਦੁਬਾਜਰਾ ਬਗੁਲ ਸਮਾਧਿ ਰਹੈ ਇਕ ਟੰਗਾ ।
dukheea dusatt dubaajaraa bagul samaadh rahai ik ttangaa |

An evil and dual-minded person suffers like the crane standing on one leg.

ਬਜਰ ਪਾਪ ਨ ਉਤਰਨਿ ਘੁਟਿ ਘੁਟਿ ਜੀਆਂ ਖਾਇ ਵਿਚਿ ਗੰਗਾ ।
bajar paap na utaran ghutt ghutt jeean khaae vich gangaa |

Standing in Ganges, it strangulates creatures to eat them and its sins are never washed out.

ਤੀਰਥ ਨਾਵੈ ਤੂੰਬੜੀ ਤਰਿ ਤਰਿ ਤਨੁ ਧੋਵੈ ਕਰਿ ਨੰਗਾ ।
teerath naavai toonbarree tar tar tan dhovai kar nangaa |

Colocynth may swim naked and bath at one pilgrimage centre after another,

ਮਨ ਵਿਚਿ ਵਸੈ ਕਾਲਕੂਟੁ ਭਰਮੁ ਨ ਉਤਰੈ ਕਰਮੁ ਕੁਢੰਗਾ ।
man vich vasai kaalakoott bharam na utarai karam kudtangaa |

But its action are so crooked that the poison in its heart never goes.

ਵਰਮੀ ਮਾਰੀ ਨਾ ਮਰੈ ਬੈਠਾ ਜਾਇ ਪਤਾਲਿ ਭੁਇਅੰਗਾ ।
varamee maaree naa marai baitthaa jaae pataal bhueiangaa |

Beating the hole of a snake does not kill it, for it remains (safe) in the nether world.

ਹਸਤੀ ਨੀਰਿ ਨਵਾਲੀਐ ਨਿਕਲਿ ਖੇਹ ਉਡਾਏ ਅੰਗਾ ।
hasatee neer navaaleeai nikal kheh uddaae angaa |

The elephant coming out of water after a bath, again blows dust around its limbs.

ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਉ ਸੁਆਓ ਨ ਚੰਗਾ ।੧੪।
doojaa bhaau suaao na changaa |14|

The sense of duality is not at all a good sense.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੫
paurree 15

ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਉ ਦੁਬਾਜਰਾ ਮਨ ਪਾਟੈ ਖਰਬਾੜੂ ਖੀਰਾ ।
doojaa bhaau dubaajaraa man paattai kharabaarroo kheeraa |

Mind of the dual-faced is like useless sour milk.

ਅਗਹੁ ਮਿਠਾ ਹੋਇ ਮਿਲੈ ਪਿਛਹੁ ਕਉੜਾ ਦੋਖੁ ਸਰੀਰਾ ।
agahu mitthaa hoe milai pichhahu kaurraa dokh sareeraa |

On drinking it at first it tastes sweet but then its taste is bitter and it makes body diseased.

ਜਿਉ ਬਹੁ ਮਿਤਾ ਕਵਲ ਫੁਲੁ ਬਹੁ ਰੰਗੀ ਬੰਨ੍ਹਿ ਪਿੰਡੁ ਅਹੀਰਾ ।
jiau bahu mitaa kaval ful bahu rangee banh pindd aheeraa |

The double talker is that black bee which is friend of flowers but like fools supposes those flowers to be its permanent home.

ਹਰਿਆ ਤਿਲੁ ਬੂਆੜ ਜਿਉ ਕਲੀ ਕਨੇਰ ਦੁਰੰਗ ਨ ਧੀਰਾ ।
hariaa til booaarr jiau kalee kaner durang na dheeraa |

Green but internally hallo sesame seed and the oleander bud have neither true beauty and colour nor any sensible person considers them of any use.

ਜੇ ਸਉ ਹਥਾ ਨੜੁ ਵਧੈ ਅੰਦਰੁ ਖਾਲੀ ਵਾਜੁ ਨਫੀਰਾ ।
je sau hathaa narr vadhai andar khaalee vaaj nafeeraa |

If reed grows up to the lenght of hundred hands even then it remains hollow internally producing noisy sound.

ਚੰਨਣ ਵਾਸ ਨ ਬੋਹੀਅਨਿ ਖਹਿ ਖਹਿ ਵਾਂਸ ਜਲਨਿ ਬੇਪੀਰਾ ।
chanan vaas na boheean kheh kheh vaans jalan bepeeraa |

Despite their juxtaposition with sandal wood tree bamboos donot become fragrant, and destroy themselves by their mutual friction.

ਜਮ ਦਰ ਚੋਟਾ ਸਹਾ ਵਹੀਰਾ ।੧੫।
jam dar chottaa sahaa vaheeraa |15|

Such person at the door of Yama, the god of death, bear many a stroke of his rod.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੬
paurree 16

ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਉ ਦੁਬਾਜਰਾ ਬਧਾ ਕਰੈ ਸਲਾਮੁ ਨ ਭਾਵੈ ।
doojaa bhaau dubaajaraa badhaa karai salaam na bhaavai |

The double-talker salutes bound by his compulsions, yet his posture is disliked.

ਢੀਂਗ ਜੁਹਾਰੀ ਢੀਂਗੁਲੀ ਗਲਿ ਬਧੇ ਓਹੁ ਸੀਸੁ ਨਿਵਾਵੈ ।
dteeng juhaaree dteengulee gal badhe ohu sees nivaavai |

Dhitighalt, a contraption to draw water from a pit or well comprising a wooden pole, bows only when a stone (as a counterweight) is tied to it.

ਗਲਿ ਬਧੈ ਜਿਉ ਨਿਕਲੈ ਖੂਹਹੁ ਪਾਣੀ ਉਪਰਿ ਆਵੈ ।
gal badhai jiau nikalai khoohahu paanee upar aavai |

On the other hand leather bag when tied only, brings out water from the well.

ਬਧਾ ਚਟੀ ਜੋ ਭਰੈ ਨਾ ਗੁਣ ਨਾ ਉਪਕਾਰੁ ਚੜ੍ਹਾਵੈ ।
badhaa chattee jo bharai naa gun naa upakaar charrhaavai |

Working under some complusion is neither a merit nor a benevolence.

ਨਿਵੈ ਕਮਾਣ ਦੁਬਾਜਰੀ ਜਿਹ ਫੜਿਦੇ ਇਕ ਸੀਸ ਸਹਾਵੈ ।
nivai kamaan dubaajaree jih farride ik sees sahaavai |

The two ended bow with an arrow on it, bends when pulled, but immediately on release, the arrow discharged strikes the head of someone.

ਨਿਵੈ ਅਹੇੜੀ ਮਿਰਗੁ ਦੇਖਿ ਕਰੈ ਵਿਸਾਹ ਧ੍ਰੋਹੁ ਸਰੁ ਲਾਵੈ ।
nivai aherree mirag dekh karai visaah dhrohu sar laavai |

Similarly, the hunter also bows on the sight of a deer and treacherously kills it with his arrow.

ਅਪਰਾਧੀ ਅਪਰਾਧੁ ਕਮਾਵੈ ।੧੬।
aparaadhee aparaadh kamaavai |16|

The criminal, thus, goes on committing crimes.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੭
paurree 17

ਨਿਵੈ ਨ ਤੀਰ ਦੁਬਾਜਰਾ ਗਾਡੀ ਖੰਭ ਮੁਖੀ ਮੁਹਿ ਲਾਏ ।
nivai na teer dubaajaraa gaaddee khanbh mukhee muhi laae |

The double-headed arrow with tip at its head and feathers at the tail does not bend.

ਨਿਵੈ ਨ ਨੇਜਾ ਦੁਮੁਹਾ ਰਣ ਵਿਚਿ ਉਚਾ ਆਪੁ ਗਣਾਏ ।
nivai na nejaa dumuhaa ran vich uchaa aap ganaae |

Double-faced spear also never bows and in the war gets itself arrogantly noticed.

ਅਸਟ ਧਾਤੁ ਦਾ ਜਬਰ ਜੰਗੁ ਨਿਵੈ ਨ ਫੁਟੈ ਕੋਟ ਢਹਾਏ ।
asatt dhaat daa jabar jang nivai na futtai kott dtahaae |

Cannon made of eight metals neither bends nor explodes but demolishes the fort.

ਨਿਵੈ ਨ ਖੰਡਾ ਸਾਰ ਦਾ ਹੋਇ ਦੁਧਾਰਾ ਖੂਨ ਕਰਾਏ ।
nivai na khanddaa saar daa hoe dudhaaraa khoon karaae |

Double-edged sword of steel does not break and kills with both edges.

ਨਿਵੈ ਨ ਸੂਲੀ ਘੇਰਣੀ ਕਰਿ ਅਸਵਾਰ ਫਾਹੇ ਦਿਵਾਏ ।
nivai na soolee gheranee kar asavaar faahe divaae |

The encircling noose does not bow but ensnares many a horse-rider.

ਨਿਵਣਿ ਨ ਸੀਖਾਂ ਸਖਤ ਹੋਇ ਮਾਸੁ ਪਰੋਇ ਕਬਾਬੁ ਭੁਨਾਏ ।
nivan na seekhaan sakhat hoe maas paroe kabaab bhunaae |

Iron rod being hard does not bend but meat pieces stringed on it are roasted.

ਜਿਉਂ ਕਰਿ ਆਰਾ ਰੁਖੁ ਤਛਾਏ ।੧੭।
jiaun kar aaraa rukh tachhaae |17|

Likewise, the'straight saw cuts the trees.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੮
paurree 18

ਅਕੁ ਧਤੂਰਾ ਝਟੁਲਾ ਨੀਵਾ ਹੋਇ ਨ ਦੁਬਿਧਾ ਖੋਈ ।
ak dhatooraa jhattulaa neevaa hoe na dubidhaa khoee |

The akk, a poisonous plant of sandy region and thorn- apple though with branches lowered, yet do not discard their dubiety.

ਫੁਲਿ ਫੁਲਿ ਫੁਲੇ ਦੁਬਾਜਰੇ ਬਿਖੁ ਫਲ ਫਲਿ ਫਲਿ ਮੰਦੀ ਸੋਈ ।
ful ful fule dubaajare bikh fal fal fal mandee soee |

The hybrid plants apparently look blossommed but they have poisonous flowers and fruits which make them ill-reputed.

ਪੀਐ ਨ ਕੋਈ ਅਕੁ ਦੁਧੁ ਪੀਤੇ ਮਰੀਐ ਦੁਧੁ ਨ ਹੋਈ ।
peeai na koee ak dudh peete mareeai dudh na hoee |

Drinking akk-milk, man dies. How could such secretion be called milk?

ਖਖੜੀਆਂ ਵਿਚਿ ਬੁਢੀਆਂ ਫਟਿ ਫਟਿ ਛੁਟਿ ਛੁਟਿ ਉਡਨਿ ਓਈ ।
khakharreean vich budteean fatt fatt chhutt chhutt uddan oee |

Out of their parts cotton-like pieces burst out and fly about.

ਚਿਤਮਿਤਾਲਾ ਅਕਤਿਡੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਦੁਬਾਜਰਿਆਂ ਕਿਉ ਢੋਈ ।
chitamitaalaa akatidd milai dubaajariaan kiau dtoee |

Akkhoppers are also piebald; they too like the double-minded , are nowhere sheltered.

ਖਾਇ ਧਤੂਰਾ ਬਰਲੀਐ ਕਖ ਚੁਣਿੰਦਾ ਵਤੈ ਲੋਈ ।
khaae dhatooraa baraleeai kakh chunindaa vatai loee |

Eating thornapple man goes mad and people see him gathering straw in the world.

ਕਉੜੀ ਰਤਕ ਜੇਲ ਪਰੋਈ ।੧੮।
kaurree ratak jel paroee |18|

Ratak,small red and black seeds, also get pierced through for making garlands.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੯
paurree 19

ਵਧੈ ਚੀਲ ਉਜਾੜ ਵਿਚਿ ਉਚੈ ਉਪਰਿ ਉਚੀ ਹੋਈ ।
vadhai cheel ujaarr vich uchai upar uchee hoee |

Pine tree grows in a forest and goes high and higher.

ਗੰਢੀ ਜਲਨਿ ਮੁਸਾਹਰੇ ਪੱਤ ਅਪੱਤ ਨ ਛੁਹੁਦਾ ਕੋਈ ।
gandtee jalan musaahare pat apat na chhuhudaa koee |

Its nodes burn in torches and none touches its scorned leaves.

ਛਾਉਂ ਨ ਬਹਨਿ ਪੰਧਾਣੂਆਂ ਪਵੈ ਪਛਾਵਾਂ ਟਿਬੀਂ ਟੋਈ ।
chhaaun na bahan pandhaanooaan pavai pachhaavaan ttibeen ttoee |

No passerby sits under its shade because its long shadow falls over rough ground.

ਫਿੰਡ ਜਿਵੈ ਫਲੁ ਫਾਟੀਅਨਿ ਘੁੰਘਰਿਆਲੇ ਰੁਲਨਿ ਪਲੋਈ ।
findd jivai fal faatteean ghunghariaale rulan paloee |

Its fruit also bursts forth in curly pieces like that of a ball made of rags and moves around.

ਕਾਠੁ ਕੁਕਾਠੁ ਨ ਸਹਿ ਸਕੈ ਪਾਣੀ ਪਵਨੁ ਨ ਧੁਪ ਨ ਲੋਈ ।
kaatth kukaatth na seh sakai paanee pavan na dhup na loee |

Its wood is also not a good one, because it cannot bear water, air, sunshine and heat.

ਲਗੀ ਮੂਲਿ ਨ ਵਿਝਵੈ ਜਲਦੀ ਹਉਮੈਂ ਅਗਿ ਖੜੋਈ ।
lagee mool na vijhavai jaladee haumain ag kharroee |

If fire breaks out in pine forest it does not extinguish soon and it further goes on burning itself in the fire of ego.

ਵਡਿਆਈ ਕਰਿ ਦਈ ਵਿਗੋਈ ।੧੯।
vaddiaaee kar dee vigoee |19|

Giving it big size, God has made it useless and liable to destruction.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੦
paurree 20

ਤਿਲੁ ਕਾਲਾ ਫੁਲੁ ਉਜਲਾ ਹਰਿਆ ਬੂਟਾ ਕਿਆ ਨੀਸਾਣੀ ।
til kaalaa ful ujalaa hariaa boottaa kiaa neesaanee |

How wonderful it is that the sesame seed is black its flower white and plant is green.

ਮੁਢਹੁ ਵਢਿ ਬਣਾਈਐ ਸਿਰ ਤਲਵਾਇਆ ਮਝਿ ਬਿਬਾਣੀ ।
mudtahu vadt banaaeeai sir talavaaeaa majh bibaanee |

Cutting it from near the root, it is put upsidedown in heap out in the field.

ਕਰਿ ਕਟਿ ਪਾਈ ਝੰਬੀਐ ਤੇਲੁ ਤਿਲੀਹੂੰ ਪੀੜੇ ਘਾਣੀ ।
kar katt paaee jhanbeeai tel tileehoon peerre ghaanee |

First it is thrashed on stone and then the sesame seeds are crushed through an oil press. Hemp and cotton have two ways.

ਸਣ ਕਪਾਹ ਦੁਇ ਰਾਹ ਕਰਿ ਪਰਉਪਕਾਰ ਵਿਕਾਰ ਵਿਡਾਣੀ ।
san kapaah due raah kar praupakaar vikaar viddaanee |

One undertakes to perform benevolence and the other feels greatness in adopting evil propensities.

ਵੇਲਿ ਕਤਾਇ ਵੁਣਾਈਐ ਪੜਦਾ ਕਜਣ ਕਪੜੁ ਪ੍ਰਾਣੀ ।
vel kataae vunaaeeai parradaa kajan kaparr praanee |

From cotton, after ginning and spinning, cloth is prepared which covers nudity of the people.

ਖਲ ਕਢਾਇ ਵਟਾਇ ਸਣ ਰਸੇ ਬੰਨ੍ਹਨਿ ਮਨਿ ਸਰਮਾਣੀ ।
khal kadtaae vattaae san rase banhan man saramaanee |

Hemp gets its skin peeled off and then ropes are made of it which feel no shame in binding the people.

ਦੁਸਟਾਂ ਦੁਸਟਾਈ ਮਿਹਮਾਣੀ ।੨੦।
dusattaan dusattaaee mihamaanee |20|

Knavery of the knaves is just like guests. It has to depart soon.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੧
paurree 21

ਕਿਕਰ ਕੰਡੇ ਧਰੇਕ ਫਲ ਫਲੀਂ ਨ ਫਲਿਆ ਨਿਹਫਲ ਦੇਹੀ ।
kikar kandde dharek fal faleen na faliaa nihafal dehee |

Thorns grow on acacia and flowers and fruits on china-berry but they all are useless.

ਰੰਗ ਬਿਰੰਗੀ ਦੁਹਾਂ ਫੁਲ ਦਾਖ ਨਾ ਗੁਛਾ ਕਪਟ ਸਨੇਹੀ ।
rang birangee duhaan ful daakh naa guchhaa kapatt sanehee |

Both have colourful fruits but they cannot be mistaken for the bunch of grapes.

ਚਿਤਮਿਤਾਲਾ ਅਰਿੰਡ ਫਲੁ ਥੋਥੀ ਥੋਹਰਿ ਆਸ ਕਿਨੇਹੀ ।
chitamitaalaa arindd fal thothee thohar aas kinehee |

Fruit of castor is also beautiful and piebald but what can one expect from vacuos cactus?

ਰਤਾ ਫਲੁ ਨ ਮੁਲੁ ਅਢੁ ਨਿਹਫਲ ਸਿਮਲ ਛਾਂਵ ਜਿਵੇਹੀ ।
rataa fal na mul adt nihafal simal chhaanv jivehee |

Its red fruit is worthless just like the useless shade of silk-cotton tree.

ਜਿਉ ਨਲੀਏਰ ਕਠੋਰ ਫਲੁ ਮੁਹੁ ਭੰਨੇ ਦੇ ਗਰੀ ਤਿਵੇਹੀ ।
jiau naleer katthor fal muhu bhane de garee tivehee |

The hard coconut yields its kernel only after its mouth is smashed. Mulberries are of white and black variety and their tastes are also different.

ਸੂਤੁ ਕਪੂਤੁ ਸੁਪੂਤੁ ਦੂਤ ਕਾਲੇ ਧਉਲੇ ਤੂਤ ਇਵੇਹੀ ।
soot kapoot supoot doot kaale dhaule toot ivehee |

Similarly, the worthy and the unworthy sons are obedient and rebellious respectively, i.e. one provides happiness whereas the other one gives suffering.

ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਉ ਕੁਦਾਉ ਧਰੇਹੀ ।੨੧।
doojaa bhaau kudaau dharehee |21|

Duality is always a bad policy of life.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੨
paurree 22

ਜਿਉ ਮਣਿ ਕਾਲੇ ਸਪ ਸਿਰਿ ਹਸਿ ਹਸਿ ਰਸਿ ਰਸਿ ਦੇਇ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ।
jiau man kaale sap sir has has ras ras dee na jaanai |

The snake has jewel in its head but it knows not to yield it willingly i.e. for getting it, it has to be killed..

ਜਾਣੁ ਕਥੂਰੀ ਮਿਰਗ ਤਨਿ ਜੀਵਦਿਆਂ ਕਿਉਂ ਕੋਈ ਆਣੈ ।
jaan kathooree mirag tan jeevadiaan kiaun koee aanai |

Likewise how can the musk of a deer be obtained while it is alive.

ਆਰਣਿ ਲੋਹਾ ਤਾਈਐ ਘੜੀਐ ਜਿਉ ਵਗਦੇ ਵਾਦਾਣੈ ।
aaran lohaa taaeeai gharreeai jiau vagade vaadaanai |

The furnace, only heats the iron, but a desired and fixed shape is given to iron only by hammering it.

ਸੂਰਣੁ ਮਾਰਣਿ ਸਾਧੀਐ ਖਾਹਿ ਸਲਾਹਿ ਪੁਰਖ ਪਰਵਾਣੈ ।
sooran maaran saadheeai khaeh salaeh purakh paravaanai |

Tuberous root yam becomes acceptable to the eaters and praised only after it has been refined with spices.

ਪਾਨ ਸੁਪਾਰੀ ਕਥੁ ਮਿਲਿ ਚੂਨੇ ਰੰਗੁ ਸੁਰੰਗੁ ਸਿਞਾਣੈ ।
paan supaaree kath mil choone rang surang siyaanai |

Betal leaf, betelnut, catechu and lime, when mixed together are identified by the beautiful colour of the mixture..

ਅਉਖਧੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਕਾਲਕੂਟੁ ਮਾਰਿ ਜੀਵਾਲਨਿ ਵੈਦ ਸੁਜਾਣੈ ।
aaukhadh hovai kaalakoott maar jeevaalan vaid sujaanai |

Poison in the hands of a physician becomes a medicine and animates the dead ones.

ਮਨੁ ਪਾਰਾ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਵਸਿ ਆਣੈ ।੨੨।੩੩। ਤੇਤੀ ।
man paaraa guramukh vas aanai |22|33| tetee |

Unstable mercurial mind can be controlled by gurmukh alone.


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