SWAYYA – 9
KAHA BHAYO JO DOU LOCHAN MOOND KAE BAETH RAHEO BAK DHIAAN LAGAYO
Of what use it is if one sits down with closed eyes pretending to meditate like a crane (with evil thoughts in the mind).
Kaha bhayo: of what use? Jo: if, dou: both, lochan: eyes, moond: closed, baeth raheo: remains sitting, bak: crane (this bird stands in water with complete concentration, ready to grab a fish at the first sight), dhiaan lagayo: concentrates in meditation
NHAT PHIREO LEEAE SAAT SAMUNDRAN LOK GAYO PARLOK GAVAAYO
O what use it is if someone goes around bathing at all the holy places, (without love and devotion for God and His creation), such a person is a looser in this world and a looser in God’s court.
Nhat phireo : goes around bathing, saat samundran: seven seas, implies every where, lok gayo: looses in this world, parlok: the other world, God’s court, gavaayo: lost,
BAAS KEEO BIKHIYAAN SO BAETH KAE AESE HI AES SU BAES BATAAYO
(Even after meditating and bathing at holy places), he spends his life in performing evil deeds and wastes his life in useless pursuits.
Baas keeo: lives, bikhiyaan: evil deeds, baeth ke: sit with, implies spends his life with, aese hi aes: uselessly, su: his, baes bataayo: spends his life
SAACH KAHO-N SUN LEHO SABHAE JIN PREM KEEO TIN HI PRABH PAAYO II9II
Listen, O brothers, I am telling the truth, only those who are absorbed in true love and devotion for God and His creation, attain eternal happiness.
Saach kahho-n: I am telling the truth, sun leho: listen, sabhae: all, jin: those prem: love, tin hi: only those, Prabh: Master, God, paayo: attain, realize, implies attain true happiness.
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DID YOU KNOW
AADI GRANTH AND DASAM GRANTH
Guru Gobind Singh ji, before passing away, gave Guruship to Guru Granth Saheb, also called Aadi Granth” (Aadi means the first).
Guru Gobind Singh ji included the bani (writings) of the 9th Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur ji, in Guru Granth Saheb, which was originally compiled by Guru Arjan dev ji (the 5th guru).
None of Guru Gobind Singh ji’s writings are included in Guru Granth Saheb. His bani (writings) are included in a separate Granth called Dasam Granth (Dasam means tenth).
Two of the five banis included in our Nitnem (the daily prayers) are written by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. These are Jaap Saheb and ten Saweyeas. Chopaee Saheb, which is included in Rehras Saheb, is also written by Guru Gobind Singh ji.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
NAAL EAANE DOSTI VADAARU SEO NEHO, PAANI ANDAR LEEK JEO TISDA THAO NA THEHO (SGGS-Asa Di Waar)
[Friendship with an ignorant person and relationship with a rich person does not last long like a line drawn in water (intellectual and material compatibility is important for a lasting friendship) ]