Monday, March 20, 2006
Too Daree-aa-o daanaa beenaa

qU drIAwau dwnw bInw mY mCulI kYsy AMqu lhw ]
too daree-aa-o daanaa beenaa mai machhulee kaisay ant lahaa.
You are the River, All-knowing and All-seeing. I am just a fish-how can I find Your limit?
jh jh dyKw qh qh qU hY quJ qy inksI PUit mrw ]1]
jah jah daykhaa tah tah too hai tujh tay niksee foot maraa. 1
Wherever I look, You are there. Outside of You, I would burst and die.1
n jwxw myau n jwxw jwlI ]
na jaanaa may-o na jaanaa jaalee.
I do not know of the fisherman, and I do not know of the net.
jw duKu lwgY qw quJY smwlI ]1] rhwau ]
jaa dukh laagai taa tujhai samaalee. 1 rahaa-o.
But when the pain comes, then I call upon You. 1Pause
qU BrpUir jwinAw mY dUir ]
too bharpoor jaani-aa mai door.
You are present everywhere. I had thought that You were far away.
jo kCu krI su qyrY hdUir ]
jo kachh karee so tayrai hadoor.
Whatever I do, I do in Your Presence.
qU dyKih hau mukir pwau ]
too daykheh ha-o mukar paa-o.
You see all my actions, and yet I deny them.
qyrY kMim n qyrY nwie ]2]
tayrai kamm na tayrai naa-ay. 2
I have not worked for You, or Your Name. 2
jyqw dyih qyqw hau Kwau ]
jaytaa deh taytaa ha-o khaa-o.
Whatever You give me, that is what I eat.
ibAw dru nwhI kY dir jwau ]
bi-aa dar naahee kai dar jaa-o.
There is no other door-unto which door should I go?
nwnku eyk khY Ardwis ]
naanak ayk kahai ardaas.
Nanak offers this one prayer:
jIau ipMfu sBu qyrY pwis ]3]
jee-o pind sabh tayrai paas. 3
this body and soul are totally Yours. 3
Awpy nyVY dUir Awpy hI Awpy mMiJ imAwnuo ]
aapay nayrhai door aapay hee aapay manjh mi-aano.
He Himself is near, and He Himself is far away; He Himself is in-between.
Awpy vyKY suxy Awpy hI kudriq kry jhwnuo ]
aapay vaykhai sunay aapay hee kudrat karay jahaano.
He Himself beholds, and He Himself listens. By His Creative Power, He created the world.
jo iqsu BwvY nwnkw hukmu soeI prvwnuo ]4]31]
jo tis bhaavai naankaa hukam so-ee parvaano. 431
Whatever pleases Him, O Nanak-that Command is acceptable. 431

As I sat near the Sarovar at Darbar Sahib I got a feeling that these fish were moving their fins at the beat of Tabla. Whole atmosphere seemed to recite Waheguru! Waheguru with the tabla beat.
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