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Baarah Maahaa :Assu

Asuin pRym aumwhVw ikauimlIAY hir jwie ]

asun paraym umaahrhaa ki-o milee-ai har jaa-ay.

In the month of Assu, my love for the Lord overwhelms me. How can I go and meet the Lord?

min qin ipAws drsn GxI koeI Awix imlwvY mwie ]

man tan pi-aas darsan ghanee ko-ee aan milaavai maa-ay.

My mind and body are so thirsty for the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. Won't someone please come and lead me to him, O my mother.

sMq shweI pRym ky hau iqn kY lwgw pwie ]

sant sahaa-ee paraym kay ha-o tin kai laagaa paa-ay.

The Saints are the helpers of the Lord's lovers; I fall and touch their feet.

ivxu pRB ikau suKu pweIAY dUjI nwhI jwie ]

vin parabh ki-o sukh paa-ee-ai doojee naahee jaa-ay.

Without God, how can I find peace? There is nowhere else to go.

ijMn@I cwiKAw pRym rsu sy iqRpiq rhy AwGwie ]

jinHee chaakhi-aa paraym ras say taripat rahay aaghaa-ay.

Those who have tasted the sublime essence of His Love, remain satisfied and fulfilled.

Awpu iqAwig ibnqI krih lyhu pRBU liV lwie ]

aap ti-aag bintee karahi layho parabhoo larh laa-ay.

They renounce their selfishness and conceit, and they pray, "God, please attach me to the hem of Your robe."

jo hir kMiq imlweIAw is ivCuiV kqih n jwie ]

jo har kant milaa-ee-aa se vichhurh kateh na jaa-ay.

Those whom the Husband Lord has united with Himself, shall not be separated from Him again.

pRB ivxu dUjw ko nhI nwnk hir srxwie ]

parabh vin doojaa ko nahee naanak har sarnaa-ay.

Without God, there is no other at all. Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of the Lord.

AsU suKI vsMdIAw ijnw mieAw hir rwie ]8]

asoo sukhee vasandee-aa jinaa ma-i-aa har raa-ay. ||8||

In Assu, the Lord, the Sovereign King, has granted His Mercy, and they dwell in peace. ||8

Baarah Mahaa Index
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