Sri Guru Granth Sahib

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ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਮਾਇ ਬਾਪ ਪੂਤ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai maae baap poot |

Some pass their lives with their mothers, fathers and children.

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਰਾਜ ਮਿਲਖ ਵਾਪਾਰਾ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai raaj milakh vaapaaraa |

Some pass their lives in power, estates and trade.

ਸੰਤ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮ ਅਧਾਰਾ ॥੧॥
sant bihaavai har naam adhaaraa |1|

The Saints pass their lives with the support of the Lord's Name. ||1||

ਰਚਨਾ ਸਾਚੁ ਬਨੀ ॥
rachanaa saach banee |

The world is the creation of the True Lord.

ਸਭ ਕਾ ਏਕੁ ਧਨੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
sabh kaa ek dhanee |1| rahaau |

He alone is the Master of all. ||1||Pause||

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਬੇਦ ਅਰੁ ਬਾਦਿ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai bed ar baad |

Some pass their lives in arguments and debates about scriptures.

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਰਸਨਾ ਸਾਦਿ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai rasanaa saad |

Some pass their lives tasting flavors.

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਲਪਟਿ ਸੰਗਿ ਨਾਰੀ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai lapatt sang naaree |

Some pass their lives attached to women.

ਸੰਤ ਰਚੇ ਕੇਵਲ ਨਾਮ ਮੁਰਾਰੀ ॥੨॥
sant rache keval naam muraaree |2|

The Saints are absorbed only in the Name of the Lord. ||2||

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਖੇਲਤ ਜੂਆ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai khelat jooaa |

Some pass their lives gambling.

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਅਮਲੀ ਹੂਆ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai amalee hooaa |

Some pass their lives getting drunk.

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਪਰ ਦਰਬ ਚੁੋਰਾਏ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai par darab chuoraae |

Some pass their lives stealing the property of others.

ਹਰਿ ਜਨ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਨਾਮ ਧਿਆਏ ॥੩॥
har jan bihaavai naam dhiaae |3|

The humble servants of the Lord pass their lives meditating on the Naam. ||3||

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਜੋਗ ਤਪ ਪੂਜਾ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai jog tap poojaa |

Some pass their lives in Yoga, strict meditation, worship and adoration.

ਕਾਹੂ ਰੋਗ ਸੋਗ ਭਰਮੀਜਾ ॥
kaahoo rog sog bharameejaa |

Some, in sickness, sorrow and doubt.

ਕਾਹੂ ਪਵਨ ਧਾਰ ਜਾਤ ਬਿਹਾਏ ॥
kaahoo pavan dhaar jaat bihaae |

Some pass their lives practicing control of the breath.

ਸੰਤ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਕੀਰਤਨੁ ਗਾਏ ॥੪॥
sant bihaavai keeratan gaae |4|

The Saints pass their lives singing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. ||4||

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਦਿਨੁ ਰੈਨਿ ਚਾਲਤ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai din rain chaalat |

Some pass their lives walking day and night.

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਸੋ ਪਿੜੁ ਮਾਲਤ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai so pirr maalat |

Some pass their lives on the fields of battle.

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਬਾਲ ਪੜਾਵਤ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai baal parraavat |

Some pass their lives teaching children.

ਸੰਤ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਹਰਿ ਜਸੁ ਗਾਵਤ ॥੫॥
sant bihaavai har jas gaavat |5|

The Saints pass their lives singing the Lord's Praise. ||5||

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਨਟ ਨਾਟਿਕ ਨਿਰਤੇ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai natt naattik nirate |

Some pass their lives as actors, acting and dancing.

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਜੀਆਇਹ ਹਿਰਤੇ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai jeeaeih hirate |

Some pass their lives taking the lives of others.

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਰਾਜ ਮਹਿ ਡਰਤੇ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai raaj meh ddarate |

Some pass their lives ruling by intimidation.

ਸੰਤ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਹਰਿ ਜਸੁ ਕਰਤੇ ॥੬॥
sant bihaavai har jas karate |6|

The Saints pass their lives chanting the Lord's Praises. ||6||

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਮਤਾ ਮਸੂਰਤਿ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai mataa masoorat |

Some pass their lives counseling and giving advice.

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਸੇਵਾ ਜਰੂਰਤਿ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai sevaa jaroorat |

Some pass their lives forced to serve others.

ਕਾਹੂ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਸੋਧਤ ਜੀਵਤ ॥
kaahoo bihaavai sodhat jeevat |

Some pass their lives exploring life's mysteries.

ਸੰਤ ਬਿਹਾਵੈ ਹਰਿ ਰਸੁ ਪੀਵਤ ॥੭॥
sant bihaavai har ras peevat |7|

The Saints pass their lives drinking in the sublime essence of the Lord. ||7||

ਜਿਤੁ ਕੋ ਲਾਇਆ ਤਿਤ ਹੀ ਲਗਾਨਾ ॥
jit ko laaeaa tith hee lagaanaa |

As the Lord attaches us, so we are attached.

ਨਾ ਕੋ ਮੂੜੁ ਨਹੀ ਕੋ ਸਿਆਨਾ ॥
naa ko moorr nahee ko siaanaa |

No one is foolish, and no one is wise.

ਕਰਿ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਜਿਸੁ ਦੇਵੈ ਨਾਉ ॥
kar kirapaa jis devai naau |

Nanak is a sacrifice, a sacrifice to those who are blessed

ਨਾਨਕ ਤਾ ਕੈ ਬਲਿ ਬਲਿ ਜਾਉ ॥੮॥੩॥
naanak taa kai bal bal jaau |8|3|

By His Grace to receive His Name. ||8||3||

ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
raamakalee mahalaa 5 |

Raamkalee, Fifth Mehl:

ਦਾਵਾ ਅਗਨਿ ਰਹੇ ਹਰਿ ਬੂਟ ॥
daavaa agan rahe har boott |

Even in a forest fire, some trees remain green.

ਮਾਤ ਗਰਭ ਸੰਕਟ ਤੇ ਛੂਟ ॥
maat garabh sankatt te chhoott |

The infant is released from the pain of the mother's womb.

ਜਾ ਕਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਸਿਮਰਤ ਭਉ ਜਾਇ ॥
jaa kaa naam simarat bhau jaae |

Meditating in remembrance on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, fear is dispelled.

ਤੈਸੇ ਸੰਤ ਜਨਾ ਰਾਖੈ ਹਰਿ ਰਾਇ ॥੧॥
taise sant janaa raakhai har raae |1|

Just so, the Sovereign Lord protects and saves the Saints. ||1||

ਐਸੇ ਰਾਖਨਹਾਰ ਦਇਆਲ ॥
aaise raakhanahaar deaal |

Such is the Merciful Lord, my Protector.

ਜਤ ਕਤ ਦੇਖਉ ਤੁਮ ਪ੍ਰਤਿਪਾਲ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
jat kat dekhau tum pratipaal |1| rahaau |

Wherever I look, I see You cherishing and nurturing. ||1||Pause||

ਜਲੁ ਪੀਵਤ ਜਿਉ ਤਿਖਾ ਮਿਟੰਤ ॥
jal peevat jiau tikhaa mittant |

As thirst is quenched by drinking water;

ਧਨ ਬਿਗਸੈ ਗ੍ਰਿਹਿ ਆਵਤ ਕੰਤ ॥
dhan bigasai grihi aavat kant |

as the bride blossoms forth when her husband comes home;

ਲੋਭੀ ਕਾ ਧਨੁ ਪ੍ਰਾਣ ਅਧਾਰੁ ॥
lobhee kaa dhan praan adhaar |

as wealth is the support of the greedy person

ਤਿਉ ਹਰਿ ਜਨ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮ ਪਿਆਰੁ ॥੨॥
tiau har jan har har naam piaar |2|

- just so, the humble servant of the Lord loves the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. ||2||

ਕਿਰਸਾਨੀ ਜਿਉ ਰਾਖੈ ਰਖਵਾਲਾ ॥
kirasaanee jiau raakhai rakhavaalaa |

As the farmer protects his fields;

ਮਾਤ ਪਿਤਾ ਦਇਆ ਜਿਉ ਬਾਲਾ ॥
maat pitaa deaa jiau baalaa |

as the mother and father show compassion to their child;

ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮੁ ਦੇਖਿ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮੁ ਮਿਲਿ ਜਾਇ ॥
preetam dekh preetam mil jaae |

as the lover merges on seeing the beloved;

ਤਿਉ ਹਰਿ ਜਨ ਰਾਖੈ ਕੰਠਿ ਲਾਇ ॥੩॥
tiau har jan raakhai kantth laae |3|

just so does the Lord hug His humble servant close in His Embrace. ||3||

ਜਿਉ ਅੰਧੁਲੇ ਪੇਖਤ ਹੋਇ ਅਨੰਦ ॥
jiau andhule pekhat hoe anand |

As the blind man is in ecstasy, when he can see again;

ਗੂੰਗਾ ਬਕਤ ਗਾਵੈ ਬਹੁ ਛੰਦ ॥
goongaa bakat gaavai bahu chhand |

and the mute, when he is able to speak and sing songs;

ਪਿੰਗੁਲ ਪਰਬਤ ਪਰਤੇ ਪਾਰਿ ॥
pingul parabat parate paar |

and the cripple, being able to climb over the mountain

ਹਰਿ ਕੈ ਨਾਮਿ ਸਗਲ ਉਧਾਰਿ ॥੪॥
har kai naam sagal udhaar |4|

- just so, the Name of the Lord saves all. ||4||

ਜਿਉ ਪਾਵਕ ਸੰਗਿ ਸੀਤ ਕੋ ਨਾਸ ॥
jiau paavak sang seet ko naas |

As cold is dispelled by fire,

ਐਸੇ ਪ੍ਰਾਛਤ ਸੰਤਸੰਗਿ ਬਿਨਾਸ ॥
aaise praachhat santasang binaas |

sins are driven out in the Society of the Saints.

ਜਿਉ ਸਾਬੁਨਿ ਕਾਪਰ ਊਜਲ ਹੋਤ ॥
jiau saabun kaapar aoojal hot |

As cloth is cleaned by soap,

ਨਾਮ ਜਪਤ ਸਭੁ ਭ੍ਰਮੁ ਭਉ ਖੋਤ ॥੫॥
naam japat sabh bhram bhau khot |5|

just so, by chanting the Naam, all doubts and fears are dispelled. ||5||

ਜਿਉ ਚਕਵੀ ਸੂਰਜ ਕੀ ਆਸ ॥
jiau chakavee sooraj kee aas |

As the chakvi bird longs for the sun,

ਜਿਉ ਚਾਤ੍ਰਿਕ ਬੂੰਦ ਕੀ ਪਿਆਸ ॥
jiau chaatrik boond kee piaas |

as the rainbird thirsts for the rain drop,

ਜਿਉ ਕੁਰੰਕ ਨਾਦ ਕਰਨ ਸਮਾਨੇ ॥
jiau kurank naad karan samaane |

as the deer's ears are attuned to the sound of the bell,

ਤਿਉ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮ ਹਰਿ ਜਨ ਮਨਹਿ ਸੁਖਾਨੇ ॥੬॥
tiau har naam har jan maneh sukhaane |6|

the Lord's Name is pleasing to the mind of the Lord's humble servant. ||6||


Index (1 - 1430)
Jap Page: 1 - 8
So Dar Page: 8 - 10
So Purakh Page: 10 - 12
Sohila Page: 12 - 13
Siree Raag Page: 14 - 93
Raag Maajh Page: 94 - 150
Raag Gauree Page: 151 - 346
Raag Aasaa Page: 347 - 488
Raag Gujri Page: 489 - 526
Raag Dayv Gandhaaree Page: 527 - 536
Raag Bihaagraa Page: 537 - 556
Raag Vadhans Page: 557 - 594
Raag Sorath Page: 595 - 659
Raag Dhanaasree Page: 660 - 695
Raag Jaithsree Page: 696 - 710
Raag Todee Page: 711 - 718
Raag Bairaaree Page: 719 - 720
Raag Tilang Page: 721 - 727
Raag Soohee Page: 728 - 794
Raag Bilaaval Page: 795 - 858
Raag Gond Page: 859 - 875
Raag Raamkalee Page: 876 - 974
Raag Nat Naaraayan Page: 975 - 983
Raag Maalee Gauraa Page: 984 - 988
Raag Maaroo Page: 989 - 1106
Raag Tukhaari Page: 1107 - 1117
Raag Kaydaaraa Page: 1118 - 1124
Raag Bhairao Page: 1125 - 1167
Raag Basant Page: 1168 - 1196
Raag Saarang Page: 1197 - 1253
Raag Malaar Page: 1254 - 1293
Raag Kaanraa Page: 1294 - 1318
Raag Kalyaan Page: 1319 - 1326
Raag Prabhaatee Page: 1327 - 1351
Raag Jaijaavantee Page: 1352 - 1359
Salok Sehshkritee Page: 1353 - 1360
Gaathaa Fifth Mehl Page: 1360 - 1361
Phunhay Fifth Mehl Page: 1361 - 1663
Chaubolas Fifth Mehl Page: 1363 - 1364
Salok Kabeer Jee Page: 1364 - 1377
Salok Fareed Jee Page: 1377 - 1385
Svaiyay Sri Mukhbak Mehl 5 Page: 1385 - 1389
Svaiyay First Mehl Page: 1389 - 1390
Svaiyay Second Mehl Page: 1391 - 1392
Svaiyay Third Mehl Page: 1392 - 1396
Svaiyay Fourth Mehl Page: 1396 - 1406
Svaiyay Fifth Mehl Page: 1406 - 1409
Salok Vaaran Thay Vadheek Page: 1410 - 1426
Salok Ninth Mehl Page: 1426 - 1429
Mundhaavanee Fifth Mehl Page: 1429 - 1429
Raagmala Page: 1430 - 1430
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