Friday, October 27, 2006

Learning my first shabad!

mayraa pi-aaraa pareetam satgur rakhvaalaa

maajh mehlaa 4.
Maajh, Fourth Mehl:


maDhusoodan mayray man tan paraanaa.
The Lord is my mind, body and breath of life.

ha-o har bin doojaa avar na jaanaa.
I do not know any other than the Lord.

ko-ee sajan sant milai vadbhaagee mai har parabh pi-aaraa dasai jee-o. ||1||
If only I could have the good fortune to meet some friendly Saint; he might show me the Way to my Beloved Lord God. ||1||

ha-o man tan khojee bhaal bhaalaa-ee.
I have searched my mind and body, through and through.

ki-o pi-aaraa pareetam milai mayree maa-ee.
How can I meet my Darling Beloved, O my mother?

mil satsangat khoj dasaa-ee vich sangat har parabh vasai jee-o. ||2||
Joining the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, I ask about the Path to God. In that Congregation, the Lord God abides. ||2||

mayraa pi-aaraa pareetam satgur rakhvaalaa.
My Darling Beloved True Guru is my Protector.

ham baarik deen karahu partipaalaa.
I am a helpless child-please cherish me.

mayraa maat pitaa gur satgur pooraa gur jal mil kamal vigsai jee-o. ||3||
The Guru, the Perfect True Guru, is my Mother and Father. Obtaining the Water of the Guru, the lotus of my heart blossoms forth. ||3||

mai bin gur daykhay need na aavai.
Without seeing my Guru, sleep does not come.

mayray man tan vaydan gur birahu lagaavai.
My mind and body are afflicted with the pain of separation from the Guru.

har har da-i-aa karahu gur maylhu jan naanak gur mil rahsai jee-o. ||4||2||
O Lord, Har, Har, show mercy to me, that I may meet my Guru. Meeting the Guru, servant Nanak blossoms forth. ||4||2||

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