Friday, October 28, 2016
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Varan Bhai Gurdas Ji
Vaar 1
Translation by Dr Jodh Singh

Pauri35 Going to Baghdad

bwbw igAw bgdwd nUM bwhr jwie kIAw AsQwnw]
iek bwbw Akwl rUp dUjw rbwbI mrdwnw]
idqI bWg inmwz kr suMn smwn hoXw jhwnw]
suMn muMn ngrI BeI dyK pIr BieAw hYrwnw]
vyKY iDAwn lgwie kr iek PkIr vfw msqwnw]
puiCAw iPrky dsqgIr kOn PkIr iks kw Grwnw]
nwnk kil ivc AwieAw rb PkIr iek pihcwnw]
Drq AkwS chUM ids jwnw ]óõ]

baabaa giaa bugudhaadh noo(n) baahur jaae keeaa asuthhaanaa||
eik baabaa akaal roop dhoojaa rubaabee murudhaanaa||
dhithee baa(n)g nimaaz kur su(n)n sumaan hoyaa jehaanaa||
su(n)n mu(n)n nuguree bhee dhaekh peer bhaeiaa hairaanaa||
vaekhai dhhiaan lugaae kur eik fukeer vuddaa musuthaanaa||
pushhiaa firukae dhusuthugeer kuun fukeer kis kaa ghuraanaa||
naanuk kal vich aaeiaa rub fukeer eik pehichaanaa||
dhhuruth akaash chehoo(n) dhis jaanaa ||uu||

From Mecca Baba went to Baghdad and stayed outside the city.
Firstly, Baba himself was in the form of Timeless and secondly, he had his companion Mardana, the rebeck player.
For namaz (in his own style), Baba gave call, listening to which the whole world went into absolute silence.
The whole city became quiet and lo! to behold it, the pir (of the town) also got wonderstruck.
Observing minutely he found (in the form of Baba Nanak) an exhilerated faquir.
Pir Dastegir asked him, which category of faquir you belong to and what is your parentage.
(Mardana told) He is Nanak, who has come into kaliyug, and, he recognises God and His faquirs as one.
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