Saturday, November 18, 2006
ਤੇਰਾ ਏਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਮੰਜੀਠੜਾ ਰਤਾ ਮੇਰਾ ਚੋਲਾਸਦ ਰੰਗ ਢੋਲਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
Gurbani takes us across this world ocean.Entire bani in Guru granth sahib has very deep sentiments and philosphy.Guru Nanak Dev ji's this shabad (which is given below)is full of optimism,confidence, hopefulness,and cheerfulness.Where as a shabad in Soohi raag by Baba Farid ji has the same meaning but it has more vairag i.e. it somewhat depresses you.Guru Nanak seems to have written this shabad as an answer to this shabad by Baba Farid Ji. This shabad use to make me so depressed that I felt i could never meet my beloved.
Please read both the shabads carefully to know what i am trying to say.
Guru Nanak has made this life of mine worth living.This Shabad fills my heart with warmth, fervor, zeal, ardor, passion and devotion.

ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥

ਜਪ ਤਪ ਕਾ ਬੰਧੁ ਬੇੜੁਲਾ ਜਿਤੁਲੰਘਹਿ ਵਹੇਲਾ ॥

jap tap kaa banDh bayrhulaa jit langheh vahaylaa.
Build the raft of meditation and self-discipline, to carry you across the river.

ਨਾ ਸਰਵਰੁ ਨਾ ਊਛਲੈ ਐਸਾ ਪੰਥੁ ਸੁਹੇਲਾ ॥੧॥

naa sarvar naa oochhlai aisaa panth suhaylaa. 1
There will be no ocean, and no rising tides to stop you; this is how comfortable your path shall be. 1

ਤੇਰਾ ਏਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਮੰਜੀਠੜਾ ਰਤਾ ਮੇਰਾ ਚੋਲਾਸਦ ਰੰਗ ਢੋਲਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

tayraa ayko naam manjeeth-rhaa rataa mayraa cholaa sad rang dholaa. 1 rahaa-o.
Your Name alone is the color, in which the robe of my body is dyed. This color is permanent, O my Beloved. 1Pause

ਸਾਜਨ ਚਲੇ ਪਿਆਰਿਆ ਕਿਉ ਮੇਲਾ ਹੋਈ ॥

saajan chalay pi-aari-aa ki-o maylaa ho-ee.
My beloved friends have departed; how will they meet the Lord?

ਜੇ ਗੁਣ ਹੋਵਹਿ ਗੰਠੜੀਐ ਮੇਲੇਗਾਸੋਈ ॥੨॥

jay gun hoveh ganth-rhee-ai maylaygaa so-ee. 2
If they have virtue in their pack, the Lord will unite them with Himself.

ਮਿਲਿਆ ਹੋਇ ਨ ਵੀਛੁੜੈ ਜੇ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਹੋਈ ॥

mili-aa ho-ay na veechhurhai jay mili-aa ho-ee.
Once united with Him, they will not be separated again, if they are truly united.

ਆਵਾ ਗਉਣੁ ਨਿਵਾਰਿਆ ਹੈ ਸਾਚਾ ਸੋਈ ॥੩॥

aavaa ga-on nivaari-aa hai saachaa so-ee. 3

The True Lord brings their comings and goings to an end.

ਹਉਮੈ ਮਾਰਿ ਨਿਵਾਰਿਆ ਸੀਤਾ ਹੈ ਚੋਲਾ ॥

ha-umai maar nivaari-aa seetaa hai cholaa.
One who subdues and eradicates egotism, sews the robe of devotion.

ਗੁਰ ਬਚਨੀ ਫਲੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਸਹ ਕੇ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਬੋਲਾ ॥੪॥

gur bachnee fal paa-i-aa sah kay amrit bolaa. 4

Following the Word of the Guru's Teachings, she receives the fruits of her reward, the Ambrosial Words of the Lord. 4

ਨਾਨਕੁਕਹੈ ਸਹੇਲੀਹੋ ਸਹੁ ਖਰਾ ਪਿਆਰਾ ॥

naanak kahai sahayleeho saho kharaa pi-aaraa.
Says Nanak, O soul-brides, our Husband Lord is so dear!

ਹਮ ਸਹ ਕੇਰੀਆ ਦਾਸੀਆ ਸਾਚਾ ਖਸਮੁ ਹਮਾਰਾ ॥੫॥੨॥੪॥

ham sah kayree-aa daasee-aa saachaa khasam hamaaraa. 524
We are the servants, the hand-maidens of the Lord; He is our True Lord and Master.
posted by upinder kaur at 11/18/2006 08:52:00 AM | Permalink |


  • At 19 November 2006 at 2:11 PM, Blogger manpreet kaur


    Dear Upinder Kaur Ji

    Thank you for pointing out both shabads, i still have so much to learn...
    Guru Nanak Ji always soothens my puzzled mind and so He did this time again.