SWAYYA – 8
MANAV INDRA GAJINDRA NARADHAP JON TRILOK KO RAAJ KARAE-N-GE
Those mighty kings who rule the three worlds like Indra and Gajindra,
Manav: humans, Indra: Hindu god, Lord Indra, Gajinder: Hindu god, Lord Gajindra, naradhap: king, jon: those, trilok: three words, implies whole universe, Raaj: rule.
KOT ISNAAN GAJAADIK DAAN ANEK SUAMBAR SAAJ BARAE-N-GE
Those who take bath at holy places millions of times, who give expensive things like elephants in charity, and who win beautiful princesses in wedding contests with their bravery,
Kot: millions, isnaan: ritualistic bathing at holy places, gajaadik: elephants etc., daan: charity, anek: many, suambar: marriage function arranged by the girls parents where competing men try to win the girl’s hand by showing extreme bravery, saaj: arrange, barae-n-ge: may marry.
BRAHM MAHESAR BISAN SACHIPAT ANT FASE JAM FAAS PARAE-N-GE
(All the above mighty kings, charitable people, and brave men), even Lords Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu, would ultimately fall in the noose of death (perish).
Brahm: Hindu god, Lord Brahma, Mahesar: Hindu god, Lord Shiva, Bisan: Hindu god, Lord Vishnu, Sachi: Hindu goddess, pat: husband, Sachi pat: husband of Sachi, implies Hindu god, Lord Indra, ant: at the end, fase: get tied, jam: death, faas: noose, pare-n-ge: fall in.
JE NAR SRI PAT KE PRAS HAE-N PAG TE NAR PHER NA DEH DHARAE-N-GE II8II
But those who fall at the feet of Almighty God (give up their ego and lead a righteous life) will never again go through the cycle of birth and death.
Je nar: those people, Sri Pat: Master of the World, God, pras: touch, pag: feet, pras hae-n pag: touch the feet with devotion, implies leave ego and lead a righteous life, te nar: those people, pher: again, deh: human body, dharae-n-ge: will take, na deh dharae-ge: will not take human form, implies “will be freed from the cycle of birth and death”.
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ONE SPIRIT, DIFFERENT BODIES
After Guru Nanak Dev ji, none of the Gurus used their names in their writings. They always used the name “Nanak” as if everything was written by Guru Nanak Dev ji. This reinforces our belief that all our Gurus had the same spirit in different bodies. The eternal source of spiritual knowledge that was within Guru Nanak Dev ji was passed on to each Guru and they uttered Gurbani that originated from the same source.)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
SOOCHE EH NA AAKHIEH BEHEN JO PINDA DHOE, SOOCHE SEYEE NANKA JIN MAN VASYAA SOE (SGGS-Asa Di Waar)
[(Spiritual) cleanliness does not come by taking a shower, Nanak says, (spiritually) clean are those who remember God with love and devotion. ]