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Baarah Maahaa :Bhaadon

Bwduie Brim BulwxIAw dUjY lgw hyqu ]

bhaadu-ay bharam bhulaanee-aa doojai lagaa hayt.

In the month of Bhaadon, she is deluded by doubt, because of her attachment to duality.

lK sIgwr bxwieAw kwrij nwhI kyqu ]

lakh seegaar banaa-i-aa kaaraj naahee kayt.

She may wear thousands of ornaments, but they are of no use at all.

ijqu idin dyh ibnssI iqqu vylY khsin pRyqu ]

jit din dayh binsasee tit vaylai kahsan parayt.

On that day when the body perishes-at that time, she becomes a ghost.

pkiV clwiein dUq jm iksY n dynI Byqu ]

pakarh chalaa-in doot jam kisai na daynee bhayt.

The Messenger of Death seizes and holds her, and does not tell anyone his secret.

Cif KVoqy iKnY mwih ijn isau lgw hyqu ]

chhad kharhotay khinai maahi jin si-o lagaa hayt.

And her loved ones-in an instant, they move on, leaving her all alone.

hQ mroVY qnu kpy isAwhhu hoAw syqu ]

hath marorhai tan kapay si-aahhu ho-aa sayt.

She wrings her hands, her body writhes in pain, and she turns from black to white.

jyhw bIjY so luxY krmw sMdVw Kyqu ]

jayhaa beejai so lunai karmaa sand-rhaa khayt.

As she has planted, so does she harvest; such is the field of karma.

nwnk pRB srxwgqI crx boihQ pRB dyqu ]

naanak parabh sarnaagatee charan bohith parabh dayt.

Nanak seeks God's Sanctuary; God has given him the Boat of His Feet.

sy Bwduie nrik n pweIAih guru rKx vwlw hyqu ]7]

say bhaadu-ay narak na paa-ee-ah gur rakhan vaalaa hayt. ||7||

Those who love the Guru, the Protector and Savior, in Bhaadon, shall not be thrown down into hell. ||7||

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