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

ਕੁਤਾ ਰਾਜਿ ਬਹਾਲੀਐ ਫਿਰਿ ਚਕੀ ਚਟੈ ।
kutaa raaj bahaaleeai fir chakee chattai |

If a dog is seated on the throne even then it will (like to) lick the flour mill.

ਸਪੈ ਦੁਧੁ ਪੀਆਲੀਐ ਵਿਹੁ ਮੁਖਹੁ ਸਟੈ ।
sapai dudh peeaaleeai vihu mukhahu sattai |

If a snake is fed on milk even then it will pour out poison from its mouth.

ਪਥਰੁ ਪਾਣੀ ਰਖੀਐ ਮਨਿ ਹਠੁ ਨ ਘਟੈ ।
pathar paanee rakheeai man hatth na ghattai |

If a stone is kept in water even then its hardness does not soften.

ਚੋਆ ਚੰਦਨੁ ਪਰਿਹਰੈ ਖਰੁ ਖੇਹ ਪਲਟੈ ।
choaa chandan pariharai khar kheh palattai |

Repudiating the perfume and sandalwood-fragrance, the donkey rolls its body in the dust.

ਤਿਉ ਨਿੰਦਕ ਪਰ ਨਿੰਦਹੂ ਹਥਿ ਮੂਲਿ ਨ ਹਟੈ ।
tiau nindak par nindahoo hath mool na hattai |

Similarly the backbiter never gives up (his habit of) backbiting

ਆਪਣ ਹਥੀਂ ਆਪਣੀ ਜੜ ਆਪਿ ਉਪਟੈ ।੧।
aapan hatheen aapanee jarr aap upattai |1|

And uproots himselt to destroy his very existence.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨
paurree 2

ਕਾਉਂ ਕਪੂਰ ਨ ਚਖਈ ਦੁਰਗੰਧਿ ਸੁਖਾਵੈ ।
kaaun kapoor na chakhee duragandh sukhaavai |

Crow never picks up camphor; it likes to have garbage around.

ਹਾਥੀ ਨੀਰਿ ਨ੍ਹਵਾਲੀਐ ਸਿਰਿ ਛਾਰੁ ਉਡਾਵੈ ।
haathee neer nhavaaleeai sir chhaar uddaavai |

The elephant even bathed in water puts dust on its head.

ਤੁੰਮੇ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਸਿੰਜੀਐ ਕਉੜਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਵੈ ।
tunme amrit sinjeeai kaurrat na jaavai |

The colocynth (tumma) even if irrigated with nectar does not part with its bitterness.

ਸਿਮਲੁ ਰੁਖੁ ਸਰੇਵੀਐ ਫਲੁ ਹਥਿ ਨ ਆਵੈ ।
simal rukh sareveeai fal hath na aavai |

Even if the silk-cotton tree is well served (with water and manure etc.), no fruit is gained from it.

ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਨਾਮ ਵਿਹੂਣਿਆ ਸਤਿਸੰਗ ਨ ਭਾਵੈ ।
nindak naam vihooniaa satisang na bhaavai |

The backbiters being devoid of the neim of the Lord, do not like the holy congregation.

ਅੰਨ੍ਹਾ ਆਗੂ ਜੇ ਥੀਐ ਸਭੁ ਸਾਥੁ ਮੁਹਾਵੈ ।੨।
anhaa aagoo je theeai sabh saath muhaavai |2|

If the leader is blind, the whole company is bound to be robbed of (their valuables).

ਪਉੜੀ ੩
paurree 3

ਲਸਣੁ ਲੁਕਾਇਆ ਨਾ ਲੁਕੈ ਬਹਿ ਖਾਜੈ ਕੂਣੈ ।
lasan lukaaeaa naa lukai beh khaajai koonai |

The smell of garlic cannot be concealed even if it is eaten in a remote corner.

ਕਾਲਾ ਕੰਬਲੁ ਉਜਲਾ ਕਿਉਂ ਹੋਇ ਸਬੂਣੈ ।
kaalaa kanbal ujalaa kiaun hoe saboonai |

No soap how so much applied, can turn the black blanket into white.

ਡੇਮੂ ਖਖਰ ਜੋ ਛੁਹੈ ਦਿਸੈ ਮੁਹਿ ਸੂਣੈ ।
ddemoo khakhar jo chhuhai disai muhi soonai |

Whosoever will touch the hive of poisonous wasps will find his face swollen.

ਕਿਤੈ ਕੰਮਿ ਨ ਆਵਈ ਲਾਵਣੁ ਬਿਨੁ ਲੂਣੈ ।
kitai kam na aavee laavan bin loonai |

The cooked vegetable devoid of salt is absolutely useless.

ਨਿੰਦਕਿ ਨਾਮ ਵਿਸਾਰਿਆ ਗੁਰ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਵਿਹੂਣੈ ।
nindak naam visaariaa gur giaan vihoonai |

Without the knowledge of the true Guru, the backbiter has neglected the name of the Lord.

ਹਲਤਿ ਪਲਤਿ ਸੁਖੁ ਨਾ ਲਹੈ ਦੁਖੀਆ ਸਿਰੁ ਝੂਣੈ ।੩।
halat palat sukh naa lahai dukheea sir jhoonai |3|

He gets happiness neither here nor there and always laments and repents.

ਪਉੜੀ ੪
paurree 4

ਡਾਇਣੁ ਮਾਣਸ ਖਾਵਣੀ ਪੁਤੁ ਬੁਰਾ ਨ ਮੰਗੈ ।
ddaaein maanas khaavanee put buraa na mangai |

The witch is man eater but she also does not contemplate wrong for her son.

ਵਡਾ ਵਿਕਰਮੀ ਆਖੀਐ ਧੀ ਭੈਣਹੁ ਸੰਗੈ ।
vaddaa vikaramee aakheeai dhee bhainahu sangai |

Even known as the most vicious man, he also feels ashamed before his daughter and sister.

ਰਾਜੇ ਧ੍ਰੋਹੁ ਕਮਾਂਵਦੇ ਰੈਬਾਰ ਸੁਰੰਗੈ ।
raaje dhrohu kamaanvade raibaar surangai |

The kings, trecherous for each other, put no harm to the amabassadors (and they live comfortably).

ਬਜਰ ਪਾਪ ਨ ਉਤਰਨਿ ਜਾਇ ਕੀਚਨਿ ਗੰਗੈ ।
bajar paap na utaran jaae keechan gangai |

The sins committed at Ganges (the religious places) are as hard as the thunderbolt and never fade out.

ਥਰਹਰ ਕੰਬੈ ਨਰਕੁ ਜਮੁ ਸੁਣਿ ਨਿੰਦਕ ਨੰਗੈ ।
tharahar kanbai narak jam sun nindak nangai |

Listening to the naked meanness of the slanderer, Yama of the hell also trembles.

ਨਿੰਦਾ ਭਲੀ ਨ ਕਿਸੈ ਦੀ ਗੁਰ ਨਿੰਦ ਕੁਢੰਗੈ ।੪।
nindaa bhalee na kisai dee gur nind kudtangai |4|

Backbiting of any one is bad but the vilification of the Guru is the worst (way of life).

ਪਉੜੀ ੫
paurree 5

ਨਿੰਦਾ ਕਰਿ ਹਰਣਾਖਸੈ ਵੇਖਹੁ ਫਲੁ ਵਟੈ ।
nindaa kar haranaakhasai vekhahu fal vattai |

Hirrtyakyapu talked adversely about God and the result gained is clear that he eventually got killed.

ਲੰਕ ਲੁਟਾਈ ਰਾਵਣੈ ਮਸਤਕਿ ਦਸ ਕਟੈ ।
lank luttaaee raavanai masatak das kattai |

Ravan also for the same reason got Lanka looted and his ten heads slayed.

ਕੰਸੁ ਗਇਆ ਸਣ ਲਸਕਰੈ ਸਭ ਦੈਤ ਸੰਘਟੈ ।
kans geaa san lasakarai sabh dait sanghattai |

Kans was killed along with his full army and his all the demons perished.

ਵੰਸੁ ਗਵਾਇਆ ਕੈਰਵਾਂ ਖੂਹਣਿ ਲਖ ਫਟੈ ।
vans gavaaeaa kairavaan khoohan lakh fattai |

The Kauravas lost their dynasty and got their myriads of army destroyed.

ਦੰਤ ਬਕਤ੍ਰ ਸਿਸਪਾਲ ਦੇ ਦੰਦ ਹੋਏ ਖਟੈ ।
dant bakatr sisapaal de dand hoe khattai |

For the same reason, Dantavaktr and Siupál got crushing defeat.

ਨਿੰਦਾ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਸਿਝਿਓ ਇਉ ਵੇਦ ਉਘਟੈ ।
nindaa koe na sijhio iau ved ughattai |

The Vedas also dilineate that no success is possible through back-biting

ਦੁਰਬਾਸੇ ਨੇ ਸਰਾਪ ਦੇ ਯਾਦਵ ਸਭਿ ਤਟੈ ।੫।
durabaase ne saraap de yaadav sabh tattai |5|

. (Due to this vilification) Durvasà. cursed Yadays and vanquished them all.

ਪਉੜੀ ੬
paurree 6

ਸਭਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਸਿਰ ਗੁੰਦੀਅਨਿ ਗੰਜੀ ਗੁਰੜਾਵੈ ।
sabhanaan de sir gundeean ganjee gurarraavai |

The hairs of all are dressed but the bald lady mumbles.

ਕੰਨਿ ਤਨਉੜੇ ਕਾਮਣੀ ਬੂੜੀ ਬਰਿੜਾਵੈ ।
kan tnaurre kaamanee boorree barirraavai |

The beautiful woman wears the earnings but the earless one grumbles.

ਨਥਾਂ ਨਕਿ ਨਵੇਲੀਆਂ ਨਕਟੀ ਨ ਸੁਖਾਵੈ ।
nathaan nak naveleean nakattee na sukhaavai |

The newly wed girls wear nose rings but the noseless feels uncomfortable (for not being able to wear nose ring).

ਕਜਲ ਅਖੀਂ ਹਰਣਾਖੀਆਂ ਕਾਣੀ ਕੁਰਲਾਵੈ ।
kajal akheen haranaakheean kaanee kuralaavai |

The deer-eyed ladies put in the collyrium but the one-eyed wails and cries.

ਸਭਨਾਂ ਚਾਲ ਸੁਹਾਵਣੀ ਲੰਗੜੀ ਲੰਗੜਾਵੈ ।
sabhanaan chaal suhaavanee langarree langarraavai |

All have a pleasing gait but the lame limps.

ਗਣਤ ਗਣੈ ਗੁਰਦੇਵ ਦੀ ਤਿਸੁ ਦੁਖਿ ਵਿਹਾਵੈ ।੬।
ganat ganai guradev dee tis dukh vihaavai |6|

Those who slander the Guru, spend their life in sorrows.

ਪਉੜੀ ੭
paurree 7

ਅਪਤੁ ਕਰੀਰੁ ਨ ਮਉਲੀਐ ਦੇ ਦੋਸੁ ਬਸੰਤੈ ।
apat kareer na mauleeai de dos basantai |

The leafless wild caper Karin does not grow green but it blames the spring season.

ਸੰਢਿ ਸਪੁਤੀ ਨ ਥੀਐ ਕਣਤਾਵੈ ਕੰਤੈ ।
sandt saputee na theeai kanataavai kantai |

The barren women does not bear the child but she blames her husband.

ਕਲਰਿ ਖੇਤੁ ਨ ਜੰਮਈ ਘਣਹਰੁ ਵਰਸੰਤੈ ।
kalar khet na jamee ghanahar varasantai |

The rains of the clouds cannot make alkaline field grow and produce.

ਪੰਗਾ ਪਿਛੈ ਚੰਗਿਆਂ ਅਵਗੁਣ ਗੁਣਵੰਤੈ ।
pangaa pichhai changiaan avagun gunavantai |

The meritorious people get evils and embarrassments in the company of vicious people.

ਸਾਇਰੁ ਵਿਚਿ ਘੰਘੂਟਿਆਂ ਬਹੁ ਰਤਨ ਅਨੰਤੈ ।
saaeir vich ghanghoottiaan bahu ratan anantai |

In the ocean, one gets many a pearl even from the shells, i.e. the association with the good produces good results.

ਜਨਮ ਗਵਾਇ ਅਕਾਰਥਾ ਗੁਰੁ ਗਣਤ ਗਣੰਤੈ ।੭।
janam gavaae akaarathaa gur ganat ganantai |7|

Slandering the Guru, the whole life elapses in vain.

ਪਉੜੀ ੮
paurree 8

ਨਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਰੇ ਪਰਬਤਾਂ ਅਸਮਾਨ ਖਹੰਦੇ ।
naa tis bhaare parabataan asamaan khahande |

The sky-touching mountains also are not of much weight (than the ungrateful person).

ਨਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਰੇ ਕੋਟ ਗੜ੍ਹ ਘਰ ਬਾਰ ਦਿਸੰਦੇ ।
naa tis bhaare kott garrh ghar baar disande |

The visible forts are also not as weighty as he (the ungrateful person) is;

ਨਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਰੇ ਸਾਇਰਾਂ ਨਦ ਵਾਹ ਵਹੰਦੇ ।
naa tis bhaare saaeiraan nad vaah vahande |

Those oceans in which will the rivers merge are also not as heavy as he is;

ਨਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਰੇ ਤਰੁਵਰਾਂ ਫਲ ਸੁਫਲ ਫਲੰਦੇ ।
naa tis bhaare taruvaraan fal sufal falande |

The fruit laden trees are also not as heavy as he is

ਨਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਰੇ ਜੀਅ ਜੰਤ ਅਣਗਣਤ ਫਿਰੰਦੇ ।
naa tis bhaare jeea jant anaganat firande |

And nor those innumerable creatures are as heavy as he is.

ਭਾਰੇ ਭੁਈਂ ਅਕਿਰਤਘਣ ਮੰਦੀ ਹੂ ਮੰਦੇ ।੮।
bhaare bhueen akirataghan mandee hoo mande |8|

In fact the ungrateful person is burden on earth and he is evil of evils.

ਪਉੜੀ ੯
paurree 9

ਮਦ ਵਿਚਿ ਰਿਧਾ ਪਾਇ ਕੈ ਕੁਤੇ ਦਾ ਮਾਸੁ ।
mad vich ridhaa paae kai kute daa maas |

The meat of dog cooked in the wine was, along with its foul smell, kept in the human skull.

ਧਰਿਆ ਮਾਣਸ ਖੋਪਰੀ ਤਿਸੁ ਮੰਦੀ ਵਾਸੁ ।
dhariaa maanas khoparee tis mandee vaas |

It was covered with the blood stained cloth.

ਰਤੂ ਭਰਿਆ ਕਪੜਾ ਕਰਿ ਕਜਣੁ ਤਾਸੁ ।
ratoo bhariaa kaparraa kar kajan taas |

Covering thus, the scavenger woman (chi:than) after appeasing her lust was carrying that bowl.

ਢਕਿ ਲੈ ਚਲੀ ਚੂਹੜੀ ਕਰਿ ਭੋਗ ਬਿਲਾਸੁ ।
dtak lai chalee chooharree kar bhog bilaas |

On being asked about (the abominable covered material)

ਆਖਿ ਸੁਣਾਏ ਪੁਛਿਆ ਲਾਹੇ ਵਿਸਵਾਸੁ ।
aakh sunaae puchhiaa laahe visavaas |

She cleared the doubt by saying that she had covered the meat to hide

ਨਦਰੀ ਪਵੈ ਅਕਿਰਤਘਣੁ ਮਤੁ ਹੋਇ ਵਿਣਾਸੁ ।੯।
nadaree pavai akirataghan mat hoe vinaas |9|

It from the sight of an ungrateful person to avoid its pollution.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੦
paurree 10

ਚੋਰੁ ਗਇਆ ਘਰਿ ਸਾਹ ਦੈ ਘਰ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਵੜਿਆ ।
chor geaa ghar saah dai ghar andar varriaa |

A thief entered the house of a rich person.

ਕੁਛਾ ਕੂਣੈ ਭਾਲਦਾ ਚਉਬਾਰੇ ਚੜ੍ਹਿਆ ।
kuchhaa koonai bhaaladaa chaubaare charrhiaa |

Carefully watching the four corners he came to the upper room.

ਸੁਇਨਾ ਰੁਪਾ ਪੰਡ ਬੰਨ੍ਹਿ ਅਗਲਾਈ ਅੜਿਆ ।
sueinaa rupaa pandd banh agalaaee arriaa |

He gathered the money and gold and tied them in a bundle; but still his greed delayed him.

ਲੋਭ ਲਹਰਿ ਹਲਕਾਇਆ ਲੂਣ ਹਾਂਡਾ ਫੜਿਆ ।
lobh lahar halakaaeaa loon haanddaa farriaa |

Getting impatient in greed he caught hold of a salt-pot.

ਚੁਖਕੁ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਚਖਿਆ ਤਿਸੁ ਕਖੁ ਨ ਖੜਿਆ ।
chukhak lai ke chakhiaa tis kakh na kharriaa |

A bit of it he took out and tasted; he left every thing there and came, out.

ਲੂਣ ਹਰਾਮੀ ਗੁਨਹਗਾਰੁ ਧੜੁ ਧੰਮੜ ਧੜਿਆ ।੧੦।
loon haraamee gunahagaar dharr dhamarr dharriaa |10|

That thief also knew, that an ungrateful person is beaten like a drum (in the Lord's court).

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੧
paurree 11

ਖਾਧੇ ਲੂਣ ਗੁਲਾਮ ਹੋਇ ਪੀਹਿ ਪਾਣੀ ਢੋਵੈ ।
khaadhe loon gulaam hoe peehi paanee dtovai |

Having eaten the salt (of a person), man becoming servant fetches water and grinds the corn.

ਲੂਣ ਖਾਇ ਕਰਿ ਚਾਕਰੀ ਰਣਿ ਟੁਕ ਟੁਕ ਹੋਵੈ ।
loon khaae kar chaakaree ran ttuk ttuk hovai |

Such a faithful, in the battlefield gets killed piece to piece for the master.

ਲੂਣ ਖਾਇ ਧੀ ਪੁਤੁ ਹੋਇ ਸਭ ਲਜਾ ਧੋਵੈ ।
loon khaae dhee put hoe sabh lajaa dhovai |

The faithful sons and daughters wash all the shames of the family.

ਲੂਣੁ ਵਣੋਟਾ ਖਾਇ ਕੈ ਹਥ ਜੋੜਿ ਖੜੋਵੈ ।
loon vanottaa khaae kai hath jorr kharrovai |

The salt eater servant always stands with folded hands.

ਵਾਟ ਵਟਾਊ ਲੂਣੁ ਖਾਇ ਗੁਣੁ ਕੰਠਿ ਪਰੋਵੈ ।
vaatt vattaaoo loon khaae gun kantth parovai |

The passerby eulogizes the person whose salt be has eaten.

ਲੂਣਹਰਾਮੀ ਗੁਨਹਗਾਰ ਮਰਿ ਜਨਮੁ ਵਿਗੋਵੈ ।੧੧।
loonaharaamee gunahagaar mar janam vigovai |11|

But the ungrateful person commits sins and he loses his life in vain and dies.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੨
paurree 12

ਜਿਉ ਮਿਰਯਾਦਾ ਹਿੰਦੂਆਂ ਗਊ ਮਾਸੁ ਅਖਾਜੁ ।
jiau mirayaadaa hindooaan gaoo maas akhaaj |

As the cow meat is forbidden in Hindu code of conduct;

ਮੁਸਲਮਾਣਾਂ ਸੂਅਰਹੁ ਸਉਗੰਦ ਵਿਆਜੁ ।
musalamaanaan sooarahu saugand viaaj |

The Musalmans pledge against the pork and the interest on money;

ਸਹੁਰਾ ਘਰਿ ਜਾਵਾਈਐ ਪਾਣੀ ਮਦਰਾਜੁ ।
sahuraa ghar jaavaaeeai paanee madaraaj |

For father-in-law, even the water of the house of son-in-law is prohibited like the wine;

ਸਹਾ ਨ ਖਾਈ ਚੂਹੜਾ ਮਾਇਆ ਮੁਹਤਾਜੁ ।
sahaa na khaaee chooharraa maaeaa muhataaj |

The scanvenger eats not rabbit, though he be hard of money;

ਜਿਉ ਮਿਠੈ ਮਖੀ ਮਰੈ ਤਿਸੁ ਹੋਇ ਅਕਾਜੁ ।
jiau mitthai makhee marai tis hoe akaaj |

As the dead fly makes the taste of sweet bad and the sweet getting poisonous becomes useless,

ਤਿਉ ਧਰਮਸਾਲ ਦੀ ਝਾਕ ਹੈ ਵਿਹੁ ਖੰਡੂ ਪਾਜੁ ।੧੨।
tiau dharamasaal dee jhaak hai vihu khanddoo paaj |12|

Similarly to set one's eye upon the earning of the religious place is like eating of sugar coated poison.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੩
paurree 13

ਖਰਾ ਦੁਹੇਲਾ ਜਗ ਵਿਚਿ ਜਿਸ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਝਾਕੁ ।
kharaa duhelaa jag vich jis andar jhaak |

He is ever sorrowful who has craving in his mind.

ਸੋਇਨੇ ਨੋ ਹਥੁ ਪਾਇਦਾ ਹੁਇ ਵੰਞੈ ਖਾਕੁ ।
soeine no hath paaeidaa hue vanyai khaak |

He touches the gold and that turns into the lump of soil.

ਇਠ ਮਿਤ ਪੁਤ ਭਾਇਰਾ ਵਿਹਰਨਿ ਸਭ ਸਾਕੁ ।
eitth mit put bhaaeiraa viharan sabh saak |

Dear friends, sons, brothers, and all other relatives become unhappy with him.

ਸੋਗੁ ਵਿਜੋਗੁ ਸਰਾਪੁ ਹੈ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਨਾਪਾਕੁ ।
sog vijog saraap hai duramat naapaak |

Such evil-minded person ever suffers the curse of meeting and separation i.e. he undergoes the sufferings of transmigration.

ਵਤੈ ਮੁਤੜਿ ਰੰਨ ਜਿਉ ਦਰਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਤਲਾਕੁ ।
vatai mutarr ran jiau dar milai talaak |

He wanders like an abandoned woman and stands divorced from the door (of the Lod).

ਦੁਖੁ ਭੁਖੁ ਦਾਲਿਦ ਘਣਾ ਦੋਜਕ ਅਉਤਾਕੁ ।੧੩।
dukh bhukh daalid ghanaa dojak aautaak |13|

He gets distress, hunger, profuse poverty and reaches hell after the (bodily) death.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੪
paurree 14

ਵਿਗੜੈ ਚਾਟਾ ਦੁਧ ਦਾ ਕਾਂਜੀ ਦੀ ਚੁਖੈ ।
vigarrai chaattaa dudh daa kaanjee dee chukhai |

The full pot of milk gets spoiled by a drop of vinegar.

ਸਹਸ ਮਣਾ ਰੂਈ ਜਲੈ ਚਿਣਗਾਰੀ ਧੁਖੈ ।
sahas manaa rooee jalai chinagaaree dhukhai |

The thousand mounds of cotton are burnt by one spark.

ਬੂਰੁ ਵਿਣਾਹੇ ਪਾਣੀਐ ਖਉ ਲਾਖਹੁ ਰੁਖੈ ।
boor vinaahe paaneeai khau laakhahu rukhai |

The water gossamer spoils water and the shellac becomes the reason for the destruction of the tree.

ਜਿਉ ਉਦਮਾਦੀ ਅਤੀਸਾਰੁ ਖਈ ਰੋਗੁ ਮਨੁਖੈ ।
jiau udamaadee ateesaar khee rog manukhai |

The mad man is mined by diarrhoea and the common man is destroyed by tuberculosis (consumption).

ਜਿਉ ਜਾਲਿ ਪੰਖੇਰੂ ਫਾਸਦੇ ਚੁਗਣ ਦੀ ਭੁਖੈ ।
jiau jaal pankheroo faasade chugan dee bhukhai |

As the birds get entangled in the net out of their greed for seeds,

ਤਿਉ ਅਜਰੁ ਝਾਕ ਭੰਡਾਰ ਦੀ ਵਿਆਪੇ ਵੇਮੁਖੈ ।੧੪।
tiau ajar jhaak bhanddaar dee viaape vemukhai |14|

The desire for the storage of unendurable (earning from the religious place) persists in the heart of the apostate.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੫
paurree 15

ਅਉਚਰੁ ਝਾਕ ਭੰਡਾਰ ਦੀ ਚੁਖੁ ਲਗੈ ਚਖੀ ।
aauchar jhaak bhanddaar dee chukh lagai chakhee |

To crave for the material of store (for the Sikhs) is improper.

ਹੋਇ ਦੁਕੁਧਾ ਨਿਕਲੈ ਭੋਜਨੁ ਮਿਲਿ ਮਖੀ ।
hoe dukudhaa nikalai bhojan mil makhee |

But those who have such a desire, have to return the material, as the fly gone inside with food is vomited out by the body.

ਰਾਤਿ ਸੁਖਾਲਾ ਕਿਉ ਸਵੈ ਤਿਣੁ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਅਖੀ ।
raat sukhaalaa kiau savai tin andar akhee |

How could he sleep peacefully who has the grass blade in his eye.

ਕਖਾ ਦਬੀ ਅਗਿ ਜਿਉ ਓਹੁ ਰਹੈ ਨ ਰਖੀ ।
kakhaa dabee ag jiau ohu rahai na rakhee |

As the fire cannot be kept pressed under the dry grass, similarly,

ਝਾਕ ਝਕਾਈਐ ਝਾਕਵਾਲੁ ਕਰਿ ਭਖ ਅਭਖੀ ।
jhaak jhakaaeeai jhaakavaal kar bhakh abhakhee |

The cravings of the caving person cannot be controlled and for him the inedible becomes edible.

ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਉਬਰੇ ਗੁਰ ਸਿਖਾ ਲਖੀ ।੧੫।
gur parasaadee ubare gur sikhaa lakhee |15|

The Sikhs of the Guru are millions but only those who attain the grace of the Lord get across the world ocean).

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੬
paurree 16

ਜਿਉ ਘੁਣ ਖਾਧੀ ਲਕੜੀ ਵਿਣੁ ਤਾਣਿ ਨਿਤਾਣੀ ।
jiau ghun khaadhee lakarree vin taan nitaanee |

He (the apostate) becomes feeble and powerless as the weevil-eaten wood.

ਜਾਣੁ ਡਰਾਵਾ ਖੇਤ ਵਿਚਿ ਨਿਰਜੀਤੁ ਪਰਾਣੀ ।
jaan ddaraavaa khet vich nirajeet paraanee |

He is similar to the life-less scarecrow put up in the field to frighten (the birds).

ਜਿਉ ਧੂਅਰੁ ਝੜੁਵਾਲ ਦੀ ਕਿਉ ਵਰਸੈ ਪਾਣੀ ।
jiau dhooar jharruvaal dee kiau varasai paanee |

How out of clouds of smoke rain could take place.

ਜਿਉ ਥਣ ਗਲ ਵਿਚਿ ਬਕਰੀ ਦੁਹਿ ਦੁਧੁ ਨ ਆਣੀ ।
jiau than gal vich bakaree duhi dudh na aanee |

As the teat of a goat in the neck cannot give milk, likewise the grabber of religious earning of a religious place roams hither and thither in the craving of the same.

ਝਾਕੇ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਝਾਕਵਾਲੁ ਤਿਸ ਕਿਆ ਨੀਸਾਣੀ ।
jhaake andar jhaakavaal tis kiaa neesaanee |

What is the exact mark of such a man.

ਜਿਉ ਚਮੁ ਚਟੈ ਗਾਇ ਮਹਿ ਉਹ ਭਰਮਿ ਭੁਲਾਣੀ ।੧੬।
jiau cham chattai gaae meh uh bharam bhulaanee |16|

Such a man remains deluded like that cow who considering its dead offspiring alive goes on licking it

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੭
paurree 17

ਗੁਛਾ ਹੋਇ ਧ੍ਰਿਕਾਨੂਆ ਕਿਉ ਵੁੜੀਐ ਦਾਖੈ ।
guchhaa hoe dhrikaanooaa kiau vurreeai daakhai |

Why should the bunch of the bead tree be compared with grapes.

ਅਕੈ ਕੇਰੀ ਖਖੜੀ ਕੋਈ ਅੰਬੁ ਨ ਆਖੈ ।
akai keree khakharree koee anb na aakhai |

No one calls the akk berries, mango.

ਗਹਣੇ ਜਿਉ ਜਰਪੋਸ ਦੇ ਨਹੀ ਸੋਇਨਾ ਸਾਖੈ ।
gahane jiau jarapos de nahee soeinaa saakhai |

Gift ornaments are not like golden ornaments.

ਫਟਕ ਨ ਪੁਜਨਿ ਹੀਰਿਆ ਓਇ ਭਰੇ ਬਿਆਖੈ ।
fattak na pujan heeriaa oe bhare biaakhai |

Crystals are not equal to diamonds because the diamonds are costlier.

ਧਉਲੇ ਦਿਸਨਿ ਛਾਹਿ ਦੁਧੁ ਸਾਦਹੁ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਖੈ ।
dhaule disan chhaeh dudh saadahu gun gaakhai |

Butter milk and milk are both white but of different quality and taste

ਤਿਉ ਸਾਧ ਅਸਾਧ ਪਰਖੀਅਨਿ ਕਰਤੂਤਿ ਸੁ ਭਾਖੈ ।੧੭।
tiau saadh asaadh parakheean karatoot su bhaakhai |17|

Similarly, the holy and unholy are distinguished by their attributes and activities.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੮
paurree 18

ਸਾਵੇ ਪੀਲੇ ਪਾਨ ਹਹਿ ਓਇ ਵੇਲਹੁ ਤੁਟੇ ।
saave peele paan heh oe velahu tutte |

The betel leaves when plucked from the branch are of green and yellow colour.

ਚਿਤਮਿਤਾਲੇ ਫੋਫਲੇ ਫਲ ਬਿਰਖਹੁੰ ਛੁਟੇ ।
chitamitaale fofale fal birakhahun chhutte |

The betel nut getting pie bald colour is plucked from the tree.

ਕਥ ਹੁਰੇਹੀ ਭੂਸਲੀ ਦੇ ਚਾਵਲ ਚੁਟੇ ।
kath hurehee bhoosalee de chaaval chutte |

The catechu is of brown colour and light and a pinch of it is used.

ਚੂਨਾ ਦਿਸੈ ਉਜਲਾ ਦਹਿ ਪਥਰੁ ਕੁਟੇ ।
choonaa disai ujalaa deh pathar kutte |

The lime is white and is burnt and thrashed.

ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਇ ਸਮਾਇ ਮਿਲਿ ਰੰਗੁ ਚੀਚ ਵਹੁਟੇ ।
aap gavaae samaae mil rang cheech vahutte |

When losing their ego (they meet) they uniformally become of red colour.

ਤਿਉ ਚਹੁ ਵਰਨਾ ਵਿਚਿ ਸਾਧ ਹਨਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਮੁਹ ਜੁਟੇ ।੧੮।
tiau chahu varanaa vich saadh han guramukh muh jutte |18|

Likewise are the saints, who adopting the qualifies of the four varnas, live in mutual love like gmmukhs, the Guru oriented.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੯
paurree 19

ਚਾਕਰ ਸਭ ਸਦਾਇਂਦੇ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦਰਬਾਰੇ ।
chaakar sabh sadaaeinde saahib darabaare |

In the court of the emperor all are known as servants.

ਨਿਵਿ ਨਿਵਿ ਕਰਨਿ ਜੁਹਾਰੀਆ ਸਭ ਸੈ ਹਥੀਆਰੇ ।
niv niv karan juhaareea sabh sai hatheeaare |

Armed well, they bow most humbly.

ਮਜਲਸ ਬਹਿ ਬਾਫਾਇਂਦੇ ਬੋਲ ਬੋਲਨਿ ਭਾਰੇ ।
majalas beh baafaaeinde bol bolan bhaare |

In the social and cultural gatherings they boast and brag.

ਗਲੀਏ ਤੁਰੇ ਨਚਾਇਂਦੇ ਗਜਗਾਹ ਸਵਾਰੇ ।
galee ture nachaaeinde gajagaah savaare |

They have their elephants decorated and in the streets and bazars they roam with their horses dancing.

ਰਣ ਵਿਚਿ ਪਇਆਂ ਜਾਣੀਅਨਿ ਜੋਧ ਭਜਣਹਾਰੇ ।
ran vich peaan jaaneean jodh bhajanahaare |

But only in the battle field is known who is a valiant fighter and who is to take to his heels.

ਤਿਉ ਸਾਂਗਿ ਸਿਞਾਪਨਿ ਸਨਮੁਖਾਂ ਬੇਮੁਖ ਹਤਿਆਰੇ ।੧੯।
tiau saang siyaapan sanamukhaan bemukh hatiaare |19|

Similar are the apostates, the assassins who disguised as close to the Lord remain around, but ultimately are identified.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੦
paurree 20

ਜੇ ਮਾਂ ਹੋਵੈ ਜਾਰਨੀ ਕਿਉ ਪੁਤੁ ਪਤਾਰੇ ।
je maan hovai jaaranee kiau put pataare |

If the mother is adulteress why should son speak ill of her.

ਗਾਈ ਮਾਣਕੁ ਨਿਗਲਿਆ ਪੇਟੁ ਪਾੜਿ ਨ ਮਾਰੇ ।
gaaee maanak nigaliaa pett paarr na maare |

If a gem is swallowed by a cow, nobody ripps its stomach to get it out.

ਜੇ ਪਿਰੁ ਬਹੁ ਘਰੁ ਹੰਢਣਾ ਸਤੁ ਰਖੈ ਨਾਰੇ ।
je pir bahu ghar handtanaa sat rakhai naare |

If the husband enjoys (immorally) at many houses, the wife should preserve her chastity.

ਅਮਰੁ ਚਲਾਵੈ ਚੰਮ ਦੇ ਚਾਕਰ ਵੇਚਾਰੇ ।
amar chalaavai cham de chaakar vechaare |

If the king exercises dictatorial powers, the servants are helpless before him.

ਜੇ ਮਦੁ ਪੀਤਾ ਬਾਮ੍ਹਣੀ ਲੋਇ ਲੁਝਣਿ ਸਾਰੇ ।
je mad peetaa baamhanee loe lujhan saare |

If a brahmin woman is drunk, all feel ashamed and donot look up in her face.

ਜੇ ਗੁਰ ਸਾਂਗਿ ਵਰਤਦਾ ਸਿਖੁ ਸਿਦਕੁ ਨ ਹਾਰੇ ।੨੦।
je gur saang varatadaa sikh sidak na haare |20|

If the Guru performs a sham, the Sikh should not give up his forebearance.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੧
paurree 21

ਧਰਤੀ ਉਪਰਿ ਕੋਟ ਗੜ ਭੁਇਚਾਲ ਕਮੰਦੇ ।
dharatee upar kott garr bhueichaal kamande |

During the earth quake millions of forts on earth shake and crumble

ਝਖੜਿ ਆਏ ਤਰੁਵਰਾ ਸਰਬਤ ਹਲੰਦੇ ।
jhakharr aae taruvaraa sarabat halande |

During the storm, all the trees oscillate.

ਡਵਿ ਲਗੈ ਉਜਾੜਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਸਭ ਘਾਹ ਜਲੰਦੇ ।
ddav lagai ujaarr vich sabh ghaah jalande |

During fire, all sorts of grass in the forests get burnt.

ਹੜ ਆਏ ਕਿਨਿ ਥੰਮੀਅਨਿ ਦਰੀਆਉ ਵਹੰਦੇ ।
harr aae kin thameean dareeaau vahande |

Who can obstruct flood in the flowing river.

ਅੰਬਰਿ ਪਾਟੇ ਥਿਗਲੀ ਕੂੜਿਆਰ ਕਰੰਦੇ ।
anbar paatte thigalee koorriaar karande |

The difficult and foolish task of sewing the torn sky like cloth could be done only by adepts in gossipping.

ਸਾਂਗੈ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸਾਬਤੇ ਸੇ ਵਿਰਲੇ ਬੰਦੇ ।੨੧।
saangai andar saabate se virale bande |21|

Rare are the people who remain completely poised during the sham.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੨
paurree 22

ਜੇ ਮਾਉ ਪੁਤੈ ਵਿਸੁ ਦੇ ਤਿਸ ਤੇ ਕਿਸੁ ਪਿਆਰਾ ।
je maau putai vis de tis te kis piaaraa |

If a mother administers poison to son then to whom else that son could be more dear.

ਜੇ ਘਰੁ ਭੰਨੈ ਪਾਹਰੂ ਕਉਣੁ ਰਖਣਹਾਰਾ ।
je ghar bhanai paaharoo kaun rakhanahaaraa |

If the watchman breaks open the house, then, who else could be a protector.

ਬੇੜਾ ਡੋਬੈ ਪਾਤਣੀ ਕਿਉ ਪਾਰਿ ਉਤਾਰਾ ।
berraa ddobai paatanee kiau paar utaaraa |

If the boatman makes the boat sink, how one could get across.

ਆਗੂ ਲੈ ਉਝੜਿ ਪਵੈ ਕਿਸੁ ਕਰੈ ਪੁਕਾਰਾ ।
aagoo lai ujharr pavai kis karai pukaaraa |

If the leader himself makes the people go astray, who else could be called for help.

ਜੇ ਕਰਿ ਖੇਤੈ ਖਾਇ ਵਾੜਿ ਕੋ ਲਹੈ ਨ ਸਾਰਾ ।
je kar khetai khaae vaarr ko lahai na saaraa |

And if the protecting fence starts eating the crops who else will take care of the fields.

ਜੇ ਗੁਰ ਭਰਮਾਏ ਸਾਂਗੁ ਕਰਿ ਕਿਆ ਸਿਖੁ ਵਿਚਾਰਾ ।੨੨।
je gur bharamaae saang kar kiaa sikh vichaaraa |22|

Similarly, if the Guru deludes a Sikh through a sham, what a poor Sikh could do.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੩
paurree 23

ਜਲ ਵਿਚਿ ਕਾਗਦ ਲੂਣ ਜਿਉ ਘਿਅ ਚੋਪੜਿ ਪਾਏ ।
jal vich kaagad loon jiau ghia choparr paae |

Applying butter to the paper and salt they can be put into water (they will take longer time to dissolve).

ਦੀਵੇ ਵਟੀ ਤੇਲੁ ਦੇ ਸਭ ਰਾਤਿ ਜਲਾਏ ।
deeve vattee tel de sabh raat jalaae |

With the help of oil, the wick of the lamp goes on burning the whole night.

ਵਾਇ ਮੰਡਲ ਜਿਉ ਡੋਰ ਫੜਿ ਗੁਡੀ ਓਡਾਏ ।
vaae manddal jiau ddor farr guddee oddaae |

Catching hold of the string, the kite could be made to fly in the sky.

ਮੁਹ ਵਿਚਿ ਗਰੜ ਦੁਗਾਰੁ ਪਾਇ ਜਿਉ ਸਪੁ ਲੜਾਏ ।
muh vich gararr dugaar paae jiau sap larraae |

By keeping an herb in the mouth, one could get bitten by serpent.

ਰਾਜਾ ਫਿਰੈ ਫਕੀਰੁ ਹੋਇ ਸੁਣਿ ਦੁਖਿ ਮਿਟਾਏ ।
raajaa firai fakeer hoe sun dukh mittaae |

If the king goes out in the guise of a faquire, he could listen to the sufferings of people and remove them.

ਸਾਂਗੈ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸਾਬਤਾ ਜਿਸੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਹਾਏ ।੨੩।੩੫। ਪੈਂਤੀਹ ।
saangai andar saabataa jis guroo sahaae |23|35| painteeh |

In such a feat only he passes the test who is helped by the Guru.


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