Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I really like this shabad

ਰਾਗੁ ਗੋਂਡ ਬਾਣੀ ਭਗਤਾ ਕੀ ॥
Raag Gond, The Word Of The Devotees.

ਕਬੀਰ ਜੀ ਘਰੁ ੧
Kabeer Jee, First House:

ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

ਸੰਤੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਕਿਛੁ ਸੁਨੀਐ ਕਹੀਐ ॥
When you meet a Saint, talk to him and listen.

ਮਿਲੈ ਅਸੰਤੁ ਮਸਟਿ ਕਰਿ ਰਹੀਐ ॥੧॥
Meeting with an unsaintly person, just remain silent. ||1||

ਬਾਬਾ ਬੋਲਨਾ ਕਿਆ ਕਹੀਐ ॥
O father, if I speak, what words should I utter?

ਜੈਸੇ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਰਵਿ ਰਹੀਐ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
Speak such words, by which you may remain absorbed in the Name of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

ਸੰਤਨ ਸਿਉ ਬੋਲੇ ਉਪਕਾਰੀ ॥
Speaking with the Saints, one becomes generous.

ਮੂਰਖ ਸਿਉ ਬੋਲੇ ਝਖ ਮਾਰੀ ॥੨॥
To speak with a fool is to babble uselessly. ||2||

ਬੋਲਤ ਬੋਲਤ ਬਢਹਿ ਬਿਕਾਰਾ ॥
By speaking and only speaking, corruption only increases.

ਬਿਨੁ ਬੋਲੇ ਕਿਆ ਕਰਹਿ ਬੀਚਾਰਾ ॥੩॥
If I do not speak, what can the poor wretch do? ||3||

ਕਹੁ ਕਬੀਰ ਛੂਛਾ ਘਟੁ ਬੋਲੈ ॥
Says Kabeer, the empty pitcher makes noise,

ਭਰਿਆ ਹੋਇ ਸੁ ਕਬਹੁ ਨ ਡੋਲੈ ॥੪॥੧॥
but that which is full makes no sound. ||4||1||

For those who might be unfamiliar with this shabad, the last line refers to a pitcher in the wind. If the pitcher is empty (metaphor for a person being spiritually bankrupt) the wind will cause it to howl. The pitcher that is full (person with understanding of God within) makes no sound.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Waheguru Ji
This is really inspiring. Now I understand better how and where we should spreak and what should we listen. I really like Bhagat Kabir Ji's style. It so practical. Actually our eyes, ears and tongue are three important door through which thoughts enter our mind and make our personality. Thats why its important to spreak and listen to Gurbani so that Gurbani enter our thoughts and make our mind sacred.

Thanx again

Balbir Singh Khalsa