Friday, 28 December 2007

DEATH

This Shabad is by Guru Amar Daas Ji in Raag Bihaagraa on Pannaa 555

mÚ 3 ]
ma 3 ||
Third Mehla:

ikAw jwxw ikv mrhgy kYsw mrxw hoie ]
kiaa jaanaa kiv marehagae kaisaa maranaa hoe ||
What do I know? How will I die? What sort of death will it be?

jy kir swihbu mnhu n vIsrY qw sihlw mrxw hoie ]
jae kar saahib manahu n veesarai thaa sehilaa maranaa hoe ||
If I do not forget the Lord Master from my mind, then my death will be easy.

mrxY qy jgqu frY jIivAw loVY sBu koie ]
maranai thae jagath ddarai jeeviaa lorrai sabh koe ||
The world is terrified of death; everyone longs to live.

gur prswdI jIvqu mrY hukmY bUJY soie ]
gur parasaadhee jeevath marai hukamai boojhai soe ||
By Guru's Grace, one who dies while yet alive, understands the Lord's Will.

nwnk AYsI mrnI jo mrY qw sd jIvxu hoie ]2]
naanak aisee maranee jo marai thaa sadh jeevan hoe ||2||
O Nanak, one who dies such a death, lives forever. ||2||
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