Sunday, July 02, 2006
Naam Bina Mati Sang Ralia
Awsw mhlw 5 ] (385-1)
Aasaa, Fifth Mehl:
pwvqu rlIAw jobin blIAw ]
The mortal revels in joy, in the vigor of youth;
nwm ibnw mwtI sMig rlIAw ]1]
but without the Name, he mingles with dust.
kwn kuMflIAw bsqR EFlIAw ]
He may wear ear-rings and fine clothes,
syj suKlIAw min grblIAw ]1] rhwau ]
and have a comfortable bed, and his mind may be so proud.
qlY kuMcrIAw isir kink CqrIAw ]
He may have elephants to ride, and golden umbrellas over his head;
hir Bgiq ibnw ly Drin gflIAw ]2]
but without devotional worship to the Lord, he is buried beneath the dirt. 2
rUp suMdrIAw Aink iesqrIAw ]
He may enjoy many women, of exquisite beauty;
hir rs ibnu siB suAwd iPkrIAw ]3]
but without the sublime essence of the Lord, all tastes are tasteless.
mwieAw ClIAw ibkwr ibKlIAw ]
Deluded by Maya, the mortal is led into sin and corruption.
srix nwnk pRB purK dieAlIAw ]4]4]55]
Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of God, the All-powerful, Compassionate Lord.
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