Saturday, October 22, 2016
Gateway to Sikhism

Kirtan Sohila

rwgu gauVI pUrbI mhlw 5 ]

raag ga-orhee poorbee mehlaa 5.

Raag Gauree Poorbee, Fifth Mehl:

krau bynµqI suxhu myry mIqw sMq thl kI bylw ]

kara-o baynantee sunhu mayray meetaa sant tahal kee baylaa.

Listen, my friends, I beg of you: now is the time to serve the Saints!

eIhw Kwit clhu hir lwhw AwgY bsnu suhylw ]1]

eehaa khaat chalhu har laahaa aagai basan suhaylaa. ||1||

In this world, earn the profit of the Lord's Name, and hereafter, you shall dwell in peace. ||1||

AauD GtY idnsu rYxwry ] mn gur imil kwj svwry ]1] rhwau ]

a-oDh ghatai dinas rainaaray. man gur mil kaaj savaaray. ||1|| rahaa-o.

This life is diminishing, day and night. Meeting with the Guru, your affairs shall be resolved. ||1||Pause||

iehu sMswru ibkwru sMsy mih qirE bRhm igAwnI ]

ih sansaar bikaar sansay meh tari-o barahm gi-aanee.

This world is engrossed in corruption and cynicism. Only those who know God are saved.

ijsih jgwie pIAwvY iehu rsu AkQ kQw iqin jwnI ]2]

jisahi jagaa-ay pee-aavai ih ras akath kathaa tin jaanee. ||2||

Only those who are awakened by the Lord to drink in this Sublime Essence, come to know the Unspoken Speech of the Lord. ||2||

jw kau Awey soeI ibhwJhu hir gur qy mnih bsyrw ]

jaa ka-o aa-ay so-ee bihaajhahu har gur tay maneh basayraa.

Purchase only that for which you have come into the world, and through the Guru, the Lord shall dwell within your mind.

inj Gir mhlu pwvhu suK shjy bhuir n hoiego Pyrw ]3]

nij ghar mahal paavhu sukh sehjay bahur na ho-igo fayraa. ||3||

Within the home of your own inner being, you shall obtain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence with intuitive ease. You shall not be consigned again to the wheel of reincarnation. ||3||

AMqrjwmI purK ibDwqy srDw mn kI pUry ]

antarjaamee purakh biDhaatay sarDhaa man kee pooray.

O Inner-knower, Searcher of Hearts, O Primal Being, Architect of Destiny: please fulfill this yearning of my mind.

nwnk dwsu iehY suKu mwgY mo kau kir sMqn kI DUry ]4]5]

naanak daas ihai sukh maagai mo ka-o kar santan kee Dhooray. ||4||5||

Nanak, Your slave, begs for this happiness: let me be the dust of the feet of the Saints. ||4||5|| will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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