Thursday, November 23, 2017
Gateway to Sikhism


Varan Bhai Gurdas Ji
Vaar 2
Translation by Dr Jodh Singh

Pauri9 Unity in diversity

ibrK hovY jIau bIjIAY krdw pwswrw]
jV AMdr pyf bwhrw bhu qwl ibsQwrw]
p`q Pul Pl PlIdw rs rMg svwrw]
vws invws aulws kr hoie vf prvwrw]
Pl ivc bIau sMjIau hoie Pl Plo hzwrw]
Awpy Awp vrqdw gurmuK insqwrw ]ù]

birukh hovai jeeo beejeeai kurudhaa paasaaraa||
jurr a(n)dhur paedd baahuraa buhu thaal bisuthhaaraa||
puuth ful ful fuleedhaa rus ru(n)g suvaaraa||
vaas nivaas oulaas kur hoe vudd puruvaaraa||
ful vich beeo su(n)jeeo hoe ful fulo huzaaraa||
aapae aap vuruthudhaa gurumukh nisuthaaraa ||u||

From seed comes up the tree and then it spreads further.
Root extends in earth, the stem outside and the branches extend all around.
It becomes full of flowers, fruits, and means of many colours and delightful essences.
In its flowers and fruits dwell fragrance and joy and now this seed becomes a large family.
Again the fruit by producing seeds becomes the source of myriad flowers and fruits.
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