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Beynti Chaopai Beynti Chaopai


Jun 1, 2004

Benti Chaupee:
Composed by by the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, this Bani is one of the five Banis recited by the initiated Sikh every morning. It is also a part of main evening prayers of the Sikhs called Rehras Sahib. The Benti Chaupee can be read at any time during the day to provide protection and energy. Chaupai is the short name for the Sikh prayer or Gurbani whose full name is Kabiobach Bainti Chaupai. . The Chaupai is part of the second most important Sikh Holy Book called the Dasam Granth.

Below are the beginning 4 Couplets of 27 of this prayer: Kabiyo Baach Bayntee Chaupa-ee
  • Please guard us with Your Hands. All my heart's desires are fulfilled. My mind is focused on Your Feet. Sustain us as Your Own.(1)
  • Destroy all my enemies. With Your Hands protect me. In Bliss remains my household, servants, sikh, O Creator! (2)
  • Give me your personal protection. Restrain all my adversaries, Today. You’ve Fulfilled my Wishes. My Thirst for Your Worship grows(3).
  • Leaving You, may I never worship another. All my needs, I get from You. You save my Sikhs & Devotees. One-by-One you demolish my foe (4)
  • Chaupai || Chowpai
  • hamri kro hath dai rchcha. pooran hoeh chit ki eichcha. tav charnan mun rehai hmara. apna jan kro pritipara. (1)
  • Please guard us with Your Hands. All my heart's desires are fulfilled. My mind is focused on Your Feet. Sustain us as Your Own.(1)
  • hamrai dust sabhai tum ghao. aapu hath dai moeh bachavo. sukhi basai moro privara. saivak sikh sbhai kartara. (2)
  • Destroy all my enemies*1. With Your Hands protect me. In Bliss remains my household*2, servants, sikh, O Creator! (2)
  • mo rchcha nij kar dai kriye. sabh bairn ko aij sunghriye. pooran hoeh hmari aasa. tor bhjan ki rehai piaasa. (3)
  • Give me your personal protection. Restrain all my adversaries, Today. You’ve Fulfilled my Wishes. My Thirst for Your Worship grows(3).
  • tumeh chadi koei avr na dhiyaoun jo bar chon so tum tai paoon. saivk sikh hmarai tariaeh chuni chuni strhmarai mariaeh. (4)
  • Leaving You, may I never worship another. All my needs, I get from You. You save my Sikhs & Devotees. One-by-One you demolish my foe (4)
  • aap hath dai mujhai obriyai. mrn kal ka tras nivriaye. hoojo sda hamaraipchcha. sri asidhuj joo kriyo rchcha. (5)
  • With your Hand guard me. destroy my fear of death. Always side with me. With your Sword protect me. (5)
  • rakh laiho mohe rakhanharai. sahib sant shaeh piyarai. deen bundhu dustan kai hunta. tum ho puri chtur dus kunta. (6)
  • Save me, Dear Saviour. Beloved, Helper of Saints.O Merciful, Destroyer of tyrants. You are Lord of fourteen worlds (6)
  • kal paeh brhma bup dhra. kal paeh siv joo avtra. kal paeh kr bisnu prkasa. skl kal ka kia tmasa. (7)
  • Time came, Brahma was born, then Shiva was incarnated and then Visnu, Arose. It’s all Tricks of the Temporal Lord. (7)
  • jvan kal jogi siv kio. baid raj brahma joo thio. jvn kal sabh lok svara. nmskar hai taeh hmara. (8)
  • Temporal Lord created Yogi Shiva; Brahma, the Utterer of Vedas. Temporal Lord, fashioned the entire Universe. I salute Him alone. (8)
  • jvan kal sabh jagat bnaio. dev daint jchchan oopjaio. adi aunti aikai avtara. soei guru smjhiayho hmara (9)
  • Creator of Time made the Universe; the angels, demons and yakshas. Start & End only with Him. He alone is My Guru. (9)
  • nmskar tis hi ko hamari.skal prja jin aap svari. sivkn ko siv gun sukh dio. sttrun ko pul mo bdh kio. (10)
  • I bow only to Him. Creator of all entities & subjects. Gives all merits & tranquillity to His devotees. Destroys enemies at once. (10)
  • ghat ghat kai antar ki jant. bhlai burai ki pir pachant. chiti tai kunchr asthoola. sabh par kirpa diristi kar phoola. (11)
  • Intimate Knower of all our feelings. Recognises the anguish of all creatures, good or bad. From ant to elephant, He protects and cares for all.(11)
  • suntun dukh paai tai dukhi. sukh paai sadhun kai sukhi. aik aik ki pir pchanain. ghat ghat kai put put ki janai. (12)
  • When His saints suffer He is pained, and feels happiness when they are happy. Each ones pain he recognises. Everyone’s, every feeling He Knows. (12)
  • jub oodkrkh kra kartara. prja dhrt tab dai apara. jub aakrkh kart ho kabhoon. tum mai milat dai dhr sbhhoon (13)
  • When the Creator, projected Himself, His creations appeared in physical forms. Whenever, Creation is dissolved, all physical forms merge back into Him. (13)
  • jaitai bdan sirsti sbh dharai. aap aapni boojh oocharai. tum sabh hi tai reht niralm. jant baid bhaid ar aalm. (14)
  • created numerous forms and bodies. They utter Him as they can think, what He is. You remain detached from them all. This distinction the wise ones and the religious books know. (14)
  • nirankar niribkar nirmunbh. adi anil anadi asunbh. ta ka moorh oochrut bhida. ja ko bhiv na pavat baida. (15)
  • Formless, Stainless and Self-reliant. Primal, Blemish-less, Endless and birth-less. Only a Fool can discuss your bound. Your Limits even the Vedas do not know. (15)
  • ta ko kar pahn anumant. maha moorh kcho bhaid na jant. mahadaiv ko keht sda siv. nirankar ka chint neh bhiv. (16)
  • The fools consider Him a stone, for He does not know the Profound Mystery that is God. He calls Shiva, The Eternal Lord, and does not know the secret of the Formless Lord. (16)
  • aap aapni budhi hai jaiti. barnt bhinun bhinun taiti. tumra lkha na jaeh psara. keh bidhi prthm sunsara. (17)
  • Every one according to his understanding, describes You differently. The limits of Your creation cannot be known, nor how in the beginning You created the Universes. (17)
  • aikai roop anoop sroopa. runk bhyo rav kehi bhoopa. audj jairj saitj kini. ootbhuj khani bhor rchi deeni (18)
  • You are One, manifest in varied forms, as a poor man, rich manor, a king. You create being that are egg born, the sweat born, earth born and the foetus born. (18)
  • kahoon phool raja hvai baitha. kahoon simit bhio sunkr aikaitha. sgri sirsti dikhaeh achunbhv. adi jugadi sroop suyunbhv. (19)
  • Sometime You joyfully appear in the form of Brahma expanding the creation, and some time in the form of contracting and dissolving Shiva. He shows His miraculous deeds to all His creation of the Universe. He, the Primal Power, born of Himself is since the beginning of beginning. (19)
  • ab rchcha mairi tum kro. sikh oobari asikh soghro. dust jitai oothvat ootpata. skal mlaich kro run ghata. (20)
  • O Lord, now keep me under Your protection, encourage my followers to flourish [in intellect and wisdom] and destroy my enemies (negative thinking). All the evil doers who arise (in my mind), fight with them and destroy them there and then. (20)
  • jai asidhuj tav sarni parai. tin kai dusht dukhit hvai mrai. purkh jvan pug parai tiharai. tin kai tum sunkt sabh tarai. (21)
  • O Mighty Lord of the Sword (Knowledge)+, whosoever seeks Your protection, his enemies (evil passions) suffer pain and are destroyed. The persons, who fall on Your Feet, You remove all their afflictions and maladies. (21)
  • jo kal ko eik bar dhiaai hai. ta kai kal nikti neh aai hai. rchcha hoeh taeh sabh kala. dust arist train tatkala. (22)
  • Those who meditate even once (with complete devotion) on You, the Supreme Destroyer, the Death cannot come near them. They remain protected at all times. All their enemies and sorrows are removed instantaneously. (22)
  • kirpa diristi tun jaeh nihriho. ta kai tap tnak mo herho. ridhdhi sidhdhi ghar mo sabh hoei. dust chah chvai skai na koei. (23)
  • With your blessing & compassion, Bliss is obtained. All their Sins are removed. They are blessed with all the earthly and spiritual treasures, and no evil doer [deadly passions and sickly instinctual drives] can even touch their shadows. (23)
  • aik bar jin tumai sunbhara. kal phas tai taeh oobara. jin nar nam tiharo kaha. darid dust dokh tai raha. (24)
  • If once they remember You. You remove the noose of Death. Whosoever meditates on Your Name. They are spared Poverty, suffering and adversity. (24)
  • kharag kait mai sarni tehari. aap hath dai laio oobari. sarb thor mo hohu sahaei. dust dokh tai laiho bchaei. (25)
  • O The Lord of Sword, I seek Your protection. With Your Hands you have guarded me. At All Times be my Support. Save me from wickedness and pain. (25).
  • Kirpa karee hamh per jag mata. Granth kar'a puran sab rata. kilbik sagal dah ko harta. Doost dokeyan ko cha karta. (26)
  • The Mother of the world has been kind towards me and I have completed the book this auspicious night; The Lord is the destroyer of all the sins of the body and all the malicious and wicked persons.402.
  • Sri astuj jab phay deyala. Puran karah granth tatkala. Manh banchat fahl pavah sohee. Dukh na bea-apat kohe. (27)
  • When Mahakal became kind, He immediately caused me to complete this book; He will obtain the fruit desired by the mind (who will read or listen to this book) and no suffering will occur to him.403.
  • sunaa gung jo ayah rasna pave. Sunaa murah chet laee chturta ayvee. Dukh darad pho nekat na teen nher ka rhah. Ho jo yakey ek baar chopayee ko kaha. (28)
  • The dumb, who will listen to it, will be blessed with the tongue to speak; the fool, who will listen to it attentively, will get wisdom; The suffering, pain and fear of the person will depart who recite Chaupai even once.(28)
  • sanbt satrh sahs bhnja. ardh sahs phunh tehn kaheja. phadrv sudee ashtmee rava vara. thir satudrv granth sudahra. (29)
  • It was Bikrami Samvat 1753; This book was competed on the banks of Sutlej on Sunday, the eighth Sudi of the month of Bhadon.
  • Pae gae jab ta tumra tb ta khu anth tara nehee aneeyo. Ram rahim Puran kuran, anak kahy ma'th eek na maneyo. Simrat shastr badh sabh bohu padh kahaa ha'm ek na janeyo. Sri aspanh kirpa tumree karh maa na kheyo sab tohay bkhanyo. (30)
  • O God ! Since I have held your feet, none other has entered my vision; Ram, Rahim, Puranas, Quran and many others recite, but I don't believe in even one. The Simritis, Shastras and Vedas describe many mysteries, but I don't recognise even one of them; O Sword-wielder God! All this I write, with your blessings, is not what I know but what you have shown me.
  • Sagal duar ko chadh ka gahyo tuharo duarr. Ba'h gaha ke laj aas Gobind das tuhar.
  • O Lord ! I have forsaken all other doors and chosen your door. O Govind, you have taken my arm; cared and protect your servant's honour.864
  • 1 diseased passions, instincts, impulses, evil thoughts, etc.
  • 2 mind
  • 3 Intellect and varied other organs


1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004
Aman ji and Nam Jap ji,

As I am reading these threads, that Aman ji has started recently, an idea is beginning to emerge. These are inspiring thoughts -- what an understatement about the prayers that you are posting Aman? But they are. And the way they look in the thread is very compact and concise. So a reader can digest the thoughts of the prayer and then get some good background for understanding the why and to what end of the prayer.

The Nam Jap has inserted the musical version from a good site -- RKK. An e book can have hot links to other sites on the Internet that present the raags in musical form.

If you were to continue this model, after a few days, there would be a way to create an e-book -- I know how to do this using Adobe -- that could then be downloaded from the SPN site from any location. A person in an airport, or in the office, would have access by laptop at any time of the day. Tonight when I am back from work I will figure out how this would look to best advantage and show it to you for comment.

Even in the book use hot links to the resources on the Internet that Nam Jap is gathering together.

In addition, fonts can be varied to make a clean, clear but aesthetic presentation. Let me try this out and then you can tell me if you think the idea is worth it as a seva to SPN members who are on the go and wonder about prayers.



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