Sunday, October 23, 2016
Gateway to Sikhism


Varan Bhai Gurdas Ji
Vaar 2
Translation by Dr Jodh Singh

Pauri8 Other examples

dIvw blY bsMqrhu cwnx AwnHyry]
dIpk ivchu m`s hoie kMm Awie ilKyry]
k`jl hovY kwmnI sMg Bly Blyry]
msvwxI hir js ilKy dPqr Aglyry]
ibrKoN ibrK aupwieNdw Pl Pul Gnyry]
Awpy Awp vrqdw gurmuK cOPyry ]ø]
dheevaa bulai busu(n)thuruhu chaanun aanuaerae||
dheepuk vichuhu muus hoe ku(n)m aae likhaerae||
kuujul hovai kaamunee su(n)g bhulae bhulaerae||
musuvaanee har jus likhae dhufuthur agulaerae||
birukho birukh oupaaedhiaa ful ful ghunaerae||
aapae aap vuruthudhaa gurumukh chuufaerae ||u||

Fire lits the lamp and light scatters in the darkness.
The ink obtained from the lamp is used by the writer.
From that lamp women get collyrium. Therefore by living in the company of good persons one engages himself in good deeds.
With the same ink are written eulogies of the Lord and the clerk writes accounts in his office.
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