Thursday, January 25, 2007
ਰੇ ਮਨ ਐਸੀ ਹਰਿ ਸਿਉ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਕਰਿ ਜੈਸੀ ਜਲ ਕਮਲੇਹਿ ॥
I have borrowed this picture from Akaal Singh I had been looking for lotus flowers for many days but couldn't find any where. Thank you Akaal Singh





ਸਿਰੀਰਾਗੁ ਮਹਲਾ
ਰੇ ਮਨ ਐਸੀ ਹਰਿ ਸਿਉ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਕਰਿ ਜੈਸੀ ਜਲ ਕਮਲੇਹਿ
रे मन ऐसी हरि सिउ प्रीति करि जैसी जल कमलेहि ॥
ray man aisee har si-o pareet kar jaisee jal kamlayhi.
O mind, love the Lord, as the lotus loves the water.
ਲਹਰੀ ਨਾਲਿ ਪਛਾੜੀਐ ਭੀ ਵਿਗਸੈ ਅਸਨੇਹਿ
लहरी नालि पछाड़ीऐ भी विगसै असनेहि ॥
lahree naal pachhaarhee-ai bhee vigsai asnayhi.
Tossed about by the waves, it still blossoms with love.
ਜਲ ਮਹਿ ਜੀਅ ਉਪਾਇ ਕੈ ਬਿਨੁ ਜਲ ਮਰਣੁ ਤਿਨੇਹਿ ॥੧॥
जल महि जीअ उपाइ कै बिनु जल मरणु तिनेहि ॥१॥
jal meh jee-a upaa-ay kai bin jal maran tinayhi. 1
In the water, the creatures are created; outside of the water they die. 1

ਮਨ ਰੇ ਕਿਉ ਛੂਟਹਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਪਿਆਰ
मन रे किउ छूटहि बिनु पिआर ॥
man ray ki-o chhooteh bin pi-aar.
O mind, how can you be saved without love?
ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਰਵਿ ਰਹਿਆ ਬਖਸੇ ਭਗਤਿ ਭੰਡਾਰ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ
गुरमुखि अंतरि रवि रहिआ बखसे भगति भंडार ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
gurmukh antar rav rahi-aa bakhsay bhagat bhandaar. 1 rahaa-o.
God permeates the inner beings of the Gurmukhs. They are blessed with the treasure of devotion. 1Pause
 
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Thursday, January 18, 2007
ਬਸੰਤ ਰੁਤਿ ਆਈ ॥ ਪਰਫੂਲਤਾਰਹੇ ॥੧॥




ਬਸੰਤੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ (੧੧੮੫-੩)ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥

ਦੇਖੁ ਫੂਲ ਫੂਲ ਫੂਲੇ ॥
daykh fool fool foolay.
Behold the flowers flowering, and the blossoms blossoming forth!
ਅਹੰ ਤਿਆਗਿ ਤਿਆਗੇ ॥
ahaN ti-aag ti-aagay.
Renounce and abandon your egotism.
ਚਰਨ ਕਮਲ ਪਾਗੇ ॥
charan kamal paagay.
Grasp hold of His Lotus Feet.
ਤੁਮ ਮਿਲਹੁ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਸਭਾਗੇ ॥
tum milhu parabh sabhaagay.
Meet with God, O blessed one.
ਹਰਿਚੇਤਿ ਮਨ ਮੇਰੇ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
har chayt man mayray. rahaa-o.
O my mind, remain conscious of the Lord. Pause
ਸਘਨ ਬਾਸੁ ਕੂਲੇ ॥
saghan baas koolay.
The tender young plants smell so good,
ਇਕਿ ਰਹੇ ਸੂਕਿ ਕਠੂਲੇ ॥
ik rahay sook kathoolay.
while others remain like dry wood.
ਬਸੰਤ ਰੁਤਿ ਆਈ ॥
basant rut aa-ee.
The season of spring has come;
ਪਰਫੂਲਤਾਰਹੇ ॥੧॥
parfooltaa rahay. 1
it blossoms forth luxuriantly. 1
ਅਬ ਕਲੂ ਆਇਓ ਰੇ ॥
ab kaloo aa-i-o ray.
Now, the Dark Age of Kali Yuga has come.
ਇਕੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਬੋਵਹੁ ਬੋਵਹੁ ॥
ik naam bovhu bovhu.
Plant the Naam, the Name of the One Lord.
ਅਨ ਰੂਤਿ ਨਾਹੀ ਨਾਹੀ ॥
an root naahee naahee.
It is not the season to plant other seeds.
ਮਤੁ ਭਰਮਿਭੂਲਹੁ ਭੂਲਹੁ ॥
mat bharam bhoolahu bhoolahu.
Do not wander lost in doubt and delusion.
ਗੁਰ ਮਿਲੇ ਹਰਿ ਪਾਏ ॥ਜਿਸੁ ਮਸਤਕਿ ਹੈ ਲੇਖਾ ॥
gur milay har paa-ay. jis mastak hai laykhaa.
One who has such destiny written on his forehead, shall meet with the Guru and find
the Lord.
ਮਨ ਰੁਤਿ ਨਾਮ ਰੇ ॥
man rut naam ray.
O mortal, this is the season of the Naam.
ਗੁਨ ਕਹੇ ਨਾਨਕਹਰਿ ਹਰੇ ਹਰਿ ਹਰੇ ॥੨॥੧੮॥
gun kahay naanak har haray har haray. 218
Nanak utters the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har, Har, Har. 218





Bibi Jaswant Kaur ji sang on 13th January at Mata Sundri Gurdwara. She sang two shabads in Raag Basant and one in Raag Malhar.Though the Basant is when the mind blossoms like a flower on meeting 'The Lord' and malahar is to be sung when his love is showered on this dry parched mind. Outward seasons have little to do with those blessed with his love. They can enjoy Basant or Malhar whenever they communicate with him. But for sinners like me these flowers and raag Basant together can do wonders! similarly Rain with raag Malhar can mesmerize me...

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Friday, January 12, 2007
ਨਿਕਸੁ ਰੇ ਪੰਖੀ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਪਾਂਖ ॥
Today morning there was no fog and the sky was blue in Delhi .The birds flew around happily.... It was a welcome change after so many foggy mornings.I took this photo from my terrace.

ਨਿਕਸੁ ਰੇ ਪੰਖੀ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਪਾਂਖ ॥ (੨੦੪-੯, ਗਉੜੀ, ਮ:੫)
nikas ray pankhee simar har paaNkh.

Come out, O soul-bird, and let the meditative remembrance of the Lord be your wings.
ਮਿਲਿ ਸਾਧੂ ਸਰਣਿ ਗਹੁ ਪੂਰਨ ਰਾਮ ਰਤਨੁ ਹੀਅਰੇ ਸੰਗਿ ਰਾਖੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
mil saaDhoo saran gahu pooran raam ratan hee-aray sang raakh. rahaa-o.
Meet the Holy Saint, take to His Sanctuary, and keep the perfect jewel of the Lord enshrined in your heart. 1Pause

Later in the day I was so happy to see flowers and the bees hovering over them














 
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Monday, January 08, 2007
ਬੁਰਾ ਨਹੀ ਸਭੁ ਭਲਾ ਹੀ ਹੈ ਰੇ ਹਾਰ ਨਹੀ ਸਭ ਜੇਤੈ ॥੧॥
ਕਾਨੜਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
कानड़ा महला ५ ॥
kaanrhaa mehlaa 5.
Kaanraa, Fifth Mehl:


ਕਹਨ ਕਹਾਵਨ ਕਉ ਕਈ ਕੇਤੈ ॥
कहन कहावन कउ कई केतै ॥
kahan kahaavan ka-o ka-ee kaytai.
Many speak and talk about God.


ਐਸੋ ਜਨੁ ਬਿਰਲੋ ਹੈ ਸੇਵਕੁ ਜੋ ਤਤ ਜੋਗ ਕਉ ਬੇਤੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ऐसो जनु बिरलो है सेवकु जो तत जोग कउ बेतै ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
aiso jan birlo hai sayvak jo tat jog ka-o baytai. 1 rahaa-o.
But one who understands the essence of Yoga - such a humble servant is very rare1Pause


ਦੁਖੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਸਭੁ ਸੁਖੁ ਹੀ ਹੈ ਰੇ ਏਕੈ ਏਕੀ ਨੇਤੈ ॥
दुखु नाही सभु सुखु ही है रे एकै एकी नेतै ॥
dukh naahee sabh sukh hee hai ray aikai aykee naytai.
He has no pain - he is totally at peace. With his eyes, he sees only the One Lord.


ਬੁਰਾ ਨਹੀ ਸਭੁ ਭਲਾ ਹੀ ਹੈ ਰੇ ਹਾਰ ਨਹੀ ਸਭ ਜੇਤੈ ॥੧॥
बुरा नही सभु भला ही है रे हार नही सभ जेतै ॥१॥
buraa nahee sabh bhalaa hee hai ray haar nahee sabh jaytai. 1
No one seems evil to him - all are good. There is no defeat - he is totally victorious. 1


ਸੋਗੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਸਦਾ ਹਰਖੀ ਹੈ ਰੇ ਛੋਡਿ ਨਾਹੀ ਕਿਛੁ ਲੇਤੈ ॥
सोगु नाही सदा हरखी है रे छोडि नाही किछु लेतै ॥
sog naahee sadaa harkhee hai ray chhod naahee kichh laytai.
He is never in sorrow - he is always happy; but he gives this up, and does not take anything.


ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਜਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਹੈ ਕਤ ਆਵੈ ਕਤ ਰਮਤੈ ॥੨॥੩॥੨੨॥
कहु नानक जनु हरि हरि हरि है कत आवै कत रमतै ॥२॥३॥२२॥
kaho naanak jan har har har hai kat aavai kat ramtai. 2322
Says Nanak, the humble servant of the Lord is himself the Lord, Har, Har; he does not come and go in reincarnation. 2322

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Saturday, January 06, 2007
Gurpurab
Guru Gobind Singh ji de Prakash Utsav di Aap sabh nu Lakh Lakh Vadhai hove ji
listen to
kirtan by raj Academy at Gurdwara Nanak Piyao on 16th Dec 2006
 
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