Saturday, July 08, 2006
Tree and the bird

qUM qrvru hau pMKI Awih ] (323-19, gauVI, kbIr jI)
tooN tarvar ha-o pankhee aahi.
You are the tree, and I am the bird.

mMdBwgI qyro drsnu nwih ]3]
mand-bhaagee tayro darsan naahi.
I am so unfortunate - I cannot see the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan!
posted by upinder kaur at 7/08/2006 03:32:00 PM | Permalink |


  • At 10 July 2006 at 9:27 PM, Blogger msingh

    ਤਰਵਰੁ ਕਾਇਆ ਪੰਖਿ ਮਨੁ ਤਰਵਰਿ ਪੰਖੀ ਪੰਚ ॥
    ਤਤੁ ਚੁਗਹਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਏਕਸੇ ਤਿਨ ਕਉ ਫਾਸ ਨ ਰੰਚ ॥
    ਉਡਹਿ ਤ ਬੇਗੁਲ ਬੇਗੁਲੇ ਤਾਕਹਿ ਚੋਗ ਘਣੀ ॥
    ਪੰਖ ਤੁਟੇ ਫਾਹੀ ਪੜੀ ਅਵਗੁਣਿ ਭੀੜ ਬਣੀ ॥
    ਬਿਨੁ ਸਾਚੇ ਕਿਉ ਛੂਟੀਐ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਣ ਕਰਮਿ ਮਣੀ ॥
    ਆਪਿ ਛਡਾਏ ਛੂਟੀਐ ਵਡਾ ਆਪਿ ਧਣੀ ॥
    ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਛੂਟੀਐ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਆਪਿ ਕਰੇਇ ॥
    ਅਪਣੈ ਹਾਥਿ ਵਡਾਈਆ ਜੈ ਭਾਵੈ ਤੈ ਦੇਇ ॥33॥

    The body is the tree, and the mind is the bird; the birds in the tree are the five senses.
    They peck at the essence of reality, and merge with the One Lord. They are never trapped at all.
    But the others fly away in a hurry, when they see the food.
    Their feathers are clipped, and they are caught in the noose; through their mistakes, they are caught in disaster.
    Without the True Lord, how can anyone find release? The jewel of the Lord's Glorious Praises comes by the karma of good actions.
    When He Himself releases them, only then are they released. He Himself is the Great Master.
    By Guru's Grace, they are released, when He Himself grants His Grace.
    Glorious greatness rests in His Hands. He blesses those with whom He is pleased. ||33||

  • At 11 July 2006 at 2:46 PM, Blogger upinder kaur

    Beautiful quote from ਦਖਣੀ ਓਅੰਕਾਰੁ bani.
    so true...
    ਆਪਿ ਛਡਾਏ ਛੂਟੀਐ ਵਡਾ ਆਪਿ ਧਣੀ ॥