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Without the Word of the Shabad

Discussion in 'Gurmat Vichaar' started by Sardara123, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. Sardara123

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    One needs to stay linked with the Shabad, Gurbani. This is our Support. When we are linked to the Shabad with a pure heart, we practice good deeds. Guru helps us every moment. Satguru Maharaj leads us to meet God
    through the Word of His Shabad.

    In the following Shabad Guru Ji tells us to serve the True Guru with single minded devotion. He tells us how without the Shabad one gets lost:

    Shabad Gurbani:

    isrIrwgu mhl 1 ]
    qnu jil bil mwtI BieAw mnu mwieAw moih mnUru ]
    Aaugx iPir lwgU Bey kUir vjwvY qUru ]
    ibnu sbdY BrmweIAY duibDw foby pUru ]1]
    mn ry sbid qrhu icqu lwie ]
    ijin gurmuiK nwmu n bUiJAw mir jnmY AwvY jwie ]1] rhwau ]
    qnu sUcw so AwKIAY ijsu mih swcw nwau ]
    BY sic rwqI dyhurI ijhvw scu suAwau ]
    scI ndir inhwlIAY bhuiV n pwvY qwau ]2]
    swcy qy pvnw BieAw pvnY qy jlu hoie ]
    jl qy iqRBvxu swijAw Git Git joiq smoie ]
    inrmlu mYlw nw QIAY sbid rqy piq hoie ]3]
    iehu mnu swic sMqoiKAw ndir kry iqsu mwih ]
    pMc BUq sic BY rqy joiq scI mn mwih ]
    nwnk Aaugx vIsry guir rwKy piq qwih ]4]15]

    English Translation:

    Siree Raag, First Mehl:
    The body is burnt to ashes; by its love of Maya, the mind is rusted through.
    Demerits become one's enemies, and falsehood blows the bugle of attack.
    Without the Word of the Shabad, people wander lost in reincarnation. Through the love of duality, multitudes have been drowned. ||1||
    O mind, swim across, by focusing your consciousness on the Shabad.
    Those who do not become Gurmukh do not understand the Naam; they die, and continue coming and going in reincarnation. ||1||Pause||
    That body is said to be pure, in which the True Name abides.
    One whose body is imbued with the Fear of the True One, and whose tongue savors Truthfulness,
    is brought to ecstasy by the True Lord's Glance of Grace. That person does not have to go through the fire of the womb again. ||2||
    From the True Lord came the air, and from the air came water.
    From water, He created the three worlds; in each and every heart He has infused His Light.
    The Immaculate Lord does not become polluted. Attuned to the Shabad, honor is obtained. ||3||
    One whose mind is contented with Truthfulness, is blessed with the Lord's Glance of Grace.
    The body of the five elements is dyed in the Fear of the True One; the mind is filled with the True Light.
    O Nanak, your demerits shall be forgotten; the Guru shall preserve your honor. ||4||15||

    source: SikhiToTheMax
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    Sardara ji

    Actually I think you give us the core, the heart, of the shabad very well here. And it is very inspirting.

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