Monday, 14 January 2008

PURPOSE OF LIFE

This Shabad is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in So Purakh on Pannaa 12

Awsw mhlw 5 ]
aasaa mehalaa 5 ||
Aasaa, Fifth Mehla:

BeI prwpiq mwnuK dyhurIAw ]
bhee paraapath maanukh dhaehureeaa ||
This human body has been given to you.

goibMd imlx kI ieh qyrI brIAw ]
gobi(n)dh milan kee eih thaeree bareeaa ||
This is your chance to meet the Lord of the Universe.

Avir kwj qyrY ikqY n kwm ]
avar kaaj thaerai kithai n kaam ||
Nothing else will work.

imlu swDsMgiq Bju kyvl nwm ]1]
mil saadhhasa(n)gath bhaj kaeval naam ||1||
Join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; vibrate and meditate on the Jewel of the Naam. ||1||

srMjwim lwgu Bvjl qrn kY ]
sara(n)jaam laag bhavajal tharan kai ||
Make every effort to cross over this terrifying world-ocean.

jnmu ibRQw jwq rMig mwieAw kY ]1] rhwau ]
janam brithhaa jaath ra(n)g maaeiaa kai ||1|| rehaao ||
You are squandering this life uselessly in the love of Maya. ||1||Pause||

jpu qpu sMjmu Drmu n kmwieAw ]
jap thap sa(n)jam dhharam n kamaaeiaa ||
I have not practiced meditation, self-discipline, self-restraint or righteous living.

syvw swD n jwinAw hir rwieAw ]
saevaa saadhh n jaaniaa har raaeiaa ||
I have not served the Holy; I have not acknowledged the Lord, my King.

khu nwnk hm nIc krMmw ]
kahu naanak ham neech kara(n)maa ||
Says Nanak, my actions are contemptible!

srix pry kI rwKhu srmw ]2]4]
saran parae kee raakhahu saramaa ||2||4||
O Lord, I seek Your Sanctuary; please, preserve my honor! ||2||4||

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