Bani Shri Guru Ravidass JI

Sree Raag :

tohee mohee mohee tohee antar kaisaa.
You are me, and I am You-what is the difference between us?
kanak katik jal tarang jaisaa. ||1||
We are like gold and the bracelet, or water and the waves. ||1||
ja-o pai ham na paap karantaa ahay anantaa.
If I did not commit any sins, O Infinite Lord,
patit paavan naam kaisay huntaa. ||1|| rahaa-o.
how would You have acquired the name, 'Redeemer of sinners'? ||1||Pause||
tumH jo naa-ik aachhahu antarjaamee.
You are my Master, the Inner-knower, Searcher of hearts.
parabh tay jan jaaneejai jan tay su-aamee. ||2||
The servant is known by his God, and the Lord and Master is known by His servant. ||2||
sareer aaraaDhai mo ka-o beechaar dayhoo.
Grant me the wisdom to worship and adore You with my body.
ravidaas sam dal samjhaavai ko-oo. ||3||
O Ravi Daas, one who understands that the Lord is equally in all, is very rare. ||3||
raag ga-orhee ravidaas jee kay paday ga-orhee gu-aarayree
Raag Gauree, Padas Of Ravi Daas Jee, Gauree Gwaarayree:
ik-oNkaar satnaam kartaa purakh gurparsaad.
One Universal Creator God. Truth Is The Name. Creative Being Personified. By Guru's Grace:
mayree sangat poch soch din raatee.
The company I keep is wretched and low, and I am anxious day and night;
mayraa karam kutiltaa janam kubhaaNtee. ||1||
my actions are crooked, and I am of lowly birth. ||1||
raam gus-ee-aa jee-a kay jeevnaa.
O Lord, Master of the earth, Life of the soul,
mohi na bisaarahu mai jan tayraa. ||1|| rahaa-o.
please do not forget me! I am Your humble servant. ||1||Pause||
mayree harahu bipat jan karahu subhaa-ee.
Take away my pains, and bless Your humble servant with Your Sublime Love.
charan na chhaada-o sareer kal jaa-ee. ||2||
I shall not leave Your Feet, even though my body may perish. ||2||
kaho ravidaas para-o tayree saabhaa.
Says Ravi Daas, I seek the protection of Your Sanctuary;
bayg milhu jan kar na bilaaNbaa. ||3||1||
please, meet Your humble servant - do not delay! ||3||1||
baygam puraa sahar ko naa-o.
Baygumpura, 'the city without sorrow', is the name of the town.
dookh andohu nahee tihi thaa-o.
There is no suffering or anxiety there.
naaN tasvees khiraaj na maal.
There are no troubles or taxes on commodities there.
kha-uf na khataa na taras javaal. ||1||
There is no fear, blemish or downfall there. ||1||
ab mohi khoob vatan gah paa-ee.
Now, I have found this most excellent city.
oohaaN khair sadaa mayray bhaa-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.
There is lasting peace and safety there, O Siblings of Destiny. ||1||Pause||
kaa-im daa-im sadaa paatisaahee.
God's Kingdom is steady, stable and eternal.
dom na saym ayk so aahee.
There is no second or third status; all are equal there.
aabaadaan sadaa mashoor.
That city is populous and eternally famous.
oohaaN ganee baseh maamoor. ||2||
Those who live there are wealthy and contented. ||2||
ti-o ti-o sail karahi ji-o bhaavai.
They stroll about freely, just as they please.
mahram mahal na ko atkaavai.
They know the Mansion of the Lord's Presence, and no one blocks their way.
kahi ravidaas khalaas chamaaraa.
Says Ravi Daas, the emancipated shoe-maker:
jo ham sahree so meet hamaaraa. ||3||2||
whoever is a citizen there, is a friend of mine. ||3||2||
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
ga-orhee bairaagan ravidaas jee-o.
Gauree Bairaagan, Ravi Daas Jee:
ghat avghat doogar ghanaa ik nirgun bail hamaar.
The path to God is very treacherous and mountainous, and all I have is this worthless ox.
ram-ee-ay si-o ik bayntee mayree poonjee raakh muraar. ||1||
I offer this one prayer to the Lord, to preserve my capital. ||1||
ko banjaaro raam ko mayraa taaNdaa laadi-aa jaa-ay ray. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Is there any merchant of the Lord to join me? My cargo is loaded, and now I am leaving. ||1||Pause||
ha-o banjaaro raam ko sahj kara-o ba-yaapaar.
I am the merchant of the Lord; I deal in spiritual wisdom.
mai raam naam Dhan laadi-aa bikh laadee sansaar. ||2||
I have loaded the Wealth of the Lord's Name; the world has loaded poison. ||2||
urvaar paar kay daanee-aa likh layho aal pataal.
O you who know this world and the world beyond: write whatever nonsense you please about me.
mohi jam dand na laag-ee tajeelay sarab janjaal. ||3||
The club of the Messenger of Death shall not strike me, since I have cast off all entanglements. ||3||
jaisaa rang kasumbh kaa taisaa ih sansaar.
Love of this world is like the pale, temporary color of the safflower.
mayray ram-ee-ay rang majeeth kaa kaho ravidaas chamaar. ||4||1||
The color of my Lord's Love, however, is permanent, like the dye of the madder plant. So says Ravi Daas, the tanner. ||4||1||
ga-orhee poorbee ravidaas jee-o
Gauree Poorbee, Ravi Daas Jee:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
koop bhari-o jaisay daadiraa kachh days bidays na boojh.
The frog in the deep well knows nothing of its own country or other lands;
aisay mayraa man bikhi-aa bimohi-aa kachh aaraa paar na soojh. ||1||
just so, my mind, infatuated with corruption, understands nothing about this world or the next. ||1||
sagal bhavan kay naa-ikaa ik chhin daras dikhaa-ay jee. ||1|| rahaa-o.
O Lord of all worlds: reveal to me, even for an instant, the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. ||1||Pause||
malin bha-ee mat maaDhvaa tayree gat lakhee na jaa-ay.
My intellect is polluted; I cannot understand Your state, O Lord.
karahu kirpaa bharam chook-ee mai sumat dayh samjhaa-ay. ||2||
Take pity on me, dispel my doubts, and teach me true wisdom. ||2||
jogeesar paavahi nahee tu-a gun kathan apaar.
Even the great Yogis cannot describe Your Glorious Virtues; they are beyond words.
paraym bhagat kai kaarnai kaho ravidaas chamaar. ||3||1||
I am dedicated to Your loving devotional worship, says Ravi Daas the tanner. ||3||1||
ga-orhee bairaagan
Gauree Bairaagan:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
satjug sat taytaa jagee du-aapar poojaachaar.
In the Golden Age of Sat Yuga, was Truth; in the Silver Age of Trayta Yuga, charitable feasts; in the Brass Age of Dwaapar Yuga, there was worship.
teenou jug teenou dirhay kal kayval naam aDhaar. ||1||
In those three ages, people held to these three ways. But in the Iron Age of Kali Yuga, the Name of the Lord is your only Support. ||1||
paar kaisay paa-ibo ray.
How can I swim across?
mo sa-o ko-oo na kahai samjhaa-ay.
No one has explained to me,
jaa tay aavaa gavan bilaa-ay. ||1|| rahaa-o.
so that I might understand how I can escape reincarnation. ||1||Pause||
baho biDh Dharam niroopee-ai kartaa deesai sabh lo-ay.
So many forms of religion have been described; the whole world is practicing them.
kavan karam tay chhootee-ai jih saaDhay sabh siDh ho-ay. ||2||
What actions will bring emancipation, and total perfection? ||2||
karam akram beechaaree-ai sankaa sun bayd puraan.
One may distinguish between good and evil actions, and listen to the Vedas and the Puraanas,
sansaa sad hirdai basai ka-un hirai abhimaan. ||3||
but doubt still persists. Skepticism continually dwells in the heart, so who can eradicate egotistical pride? ||3||
baahar udak pakhaaree-ai ghat bheetar bibiDh bikaar.
Outwardly, he washes with water, but deep within, his heart is tarnished by all sorts of vices.
suDh kavan par ho-ibo such kunchar biDh bi-uhaar. ||4||
So how can he become pure? His method of purification is like that of an elephant, covering himself with dust right after his bath! ||4||
rav pargaas rajnee jathaa gat jaanat sabh sansaar.
With the rising of the sun, the night is brought to its end; the whole world knows this.
paaras maano taabo chhu-ay kanak hot nahee baar. ||5||
It is believed that with the touch of the Philosopher's Stone, copper is immediately transformed into gold. ||5||
param paras gur bhaytee-ai poorab likhat lilaat.
When one meets the Supreme Philosopher's Stone, the Guru, if such pre-ordained destiny is written on one's forehead,
unman man man hee milay chhutkat bajar kapaat. ||6||
then the soul blends with the Supreme Soul, and the stubborn doors are opened wide. ||6||
bhagat jugat mat sat karee bharam banDhan kaat bikaar.
Through the way of devotion, the intellect is imbued with Truth; doubts, entanglements and vices are cut away.
so-ee bas ras man milay gun nirgun ayk bichaar. ||7||
The mind is restrained, and one attains joy, contemplating the One Lord, who is both with and without qualities. ||7||
anik jatan nigreh kee-ay taaree na tarai bharam faas.
I have tried many methods, but by turning it away, the noose of doubt is not turned away.
paraym bhagat nahee oopjai taa tay ravidaas udaas. ||8||1||
Love and devotion have not welled up within me, and so Ravi Daas is sad and depressed. ||8||1||
aasaa banee saree ravidaas jee-o kee
Aasaa, The Word Of The Reverend Ravi Daas Jee:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
marig meen bharing patang kunchar ayk dokh binaas.
The deer, the fish, the bumble bee, the moth and the elephant are destroyed, each for a single defect.
panch dokh asaaDh jaa meh taa kee kaytak aas. ||1||
So the one who is filled with the five incurable vices - what hope is there for him? ||1||
maaDho abidi-aa hit keen.
O Lord, he is in love with ignorance.
bibayk deep maleen. ||1|| rahaa-o.
His lamp of clear wisdom has grown dim. ||1||Pause||
tarigad jon achayt sambhav punn paap asoch.
The creeping creatures live thoughtless lives, and cannot discriminate between good and evil.
maanukhaa avtaar dulabh tihee sangat poch. ||2||
It is so difficult to obtain this human incarnation, and yet, they keep company with the low. ||2||
jee-a jant jahaa jahaa lag karam kay bas jaa-ay.
Wherever the beings and creatures are, they are born according to the karma of their past actions.
kaal faas abaDh laagay kachh na chalai upaa-ay. ||3||
The noose of death is unforgiving, and it shall catch them; it cannot be warded off. ||3||
ravidaas daas udaas taj bharam tapan tap gur gi-aan.
O servant Ravi Daas, dispel your sorrow and doubt, and know that Guru-given spiritual wisdom is the penance of penances.
bhagat jan bhai haran parmaanand karahu nidaan. ||4||1||
O Lord, Destroyer of the fears of Your humble devotees, make me supremely blissful in the end. ||4||1||
sant tujhee tan sangat paraan.
Your Saints are Your body, and their company is Your breath of life.
satgur gi-aan jaanai sant dayvaa dayv. ||1||
By the True Guru-given spiritual wisdom, I know the Saints as the gods of gods. ||1||
sant chee sangat sant kathaa ras. sant paraym maajhai deejai dayvaa dayv. ||1||  rahaa-o.
O Lord, God of gods, grant me the Society of the Saints, the sublime essence of the Saints' conversation, and the Love of the Saints. ||1||Pause||
sant aachran sant cho maarag sant cha olahg olahgnee. ||2||
The Character of the Saints, the lifestyle of the Saints, and the service of the servant of the Saints. ||2||
a-or ik maaga-o bhagat chintaaman.
I ask for these, and for one thing more - devotional worship, which shall fulfill my desires.
janee likhaavahu asant paapee san. ||3||
Do not show me the wicked sinners. ||3||
ravidaas bhanai jo jaanai so jaan.
Says Ravi Daas, he alone is wise, who knows this:
sant anaNteh antar naahee. ||4||2||
there is no difference between the Saints and the Infinite Lord. ||4||2||
tum chandan ham irand baapuray sang tumaaray baasaa.
You are sandalwood, and I am the poor castor oil plant, dwelling close to you.
neech rookh tay ooch bha-ay hai ganDh suganDh nivaasaa. ||1||
From a lowly tree, I have become exalted; Your fragrance, Your exquisite fragrance now permeates me. ||1||
maaDha-o satsangat saran tumHaaree.
O Lord, I seek the Sanctuary of the company of Your Saints;
ham a-ugan tumH upkaaree. ||1|| rahaa-o.
I am worthless, and You are so benevolent. ||1||Pause||
tum makh-tool supayd sapee-al ham bapuray jas keeraa.
You are the white and yellow threads of silk, and I am like a poor worm.
satsangat mil rahee-ai maaDha-o jaisay maDhup makheeraa. ||2||
O Lord, I seek to live in the Company of the Saints, like the bee with its honey. ||2||
jaatee ochhaa paatee ochhaa ochhaa janam hamaaraa.
My social status is low, my ancestry is low, and my birth is low as well.
raajaa raam kee sayv na keenee kahi ravidaas chamaaraa. ||3||3||
I have not performed the service of the Lord, the Lord, says Ravi Daas the cobbler. ||3||3||
kahaa bha-i-o ja-o tan bha-i-o chhin chhin.
What would it matter, if my body were cut into pieces?
paraym jaa-ay ta-o darpai tayro jan. ||1||
If I were to lose Your Love, Lord, then Your humble servant would be afraid. ||1||
tujheh charan arbind bhavan man.
Your lotus feet are the home of my mind.
paan karat paa-i-o paa-i-o raam-ee-aa Dhan. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Drinking in Your Nectar, I have obtained the wealth of the Lord. ||1||Pause||
sampat bipat patal maa-i-aa Dhan.
Prosperity, adversity, property and wealth are just Maya.
taa meh magan hot na tayro jan. ||2||
Your humble servant is not engrossed in them. ||2||
paraym kee jayvree baaDhi-o tayro jan.
Your humble servant is tied by the rope of Your Love.
kahi ravidaas chootibo kavan gun. ||3||4||
Says Ravi Daas, what benefit would I get by escaping from it? ||3||4||
har har har har har har haray.
The Lord, Har, Har, Har, Har, Har, Har, Haray.
har simrat jan ga-ay nistar taray. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Meditating on the Lord, the humble are carried across to salvation. ||1||Pause||
har kay naam kabeer ujaagar.
Through the Lord's Name, Kabeer became famous and respected.
janam janam kay kaatay kaagar. ||1||
The accounts of his past incarnations were torn up. ||1||
nimat naamday-o dooDh pee-aa-i-aa.
Because of Naam Dayv's devotion, the Lord drank the milk he offered.
ta-o jag janam sankat nahee aa-i-aa. ||2||
He shall not have to suffer the pains of reincarnation into the world again. ||2||
jan ravidaas raam rang raataa.
Servant Ravi Daas is imbued with the Lord's Love.
i-o gur parsaad narak nahee jaataa. ||3||5||
By Guru's Grace, he shall not have to go to hell. ||3||5||
maatee ko putraa kaisay nachat hai.
How does the puppet of clay dance?
daykhai daykhai sunai bolai da-ori-o firat hai. ||1|| rahaa-o.
He looks and listens, hears and speaks, and runs around. ||1||Pause||
jab kachh paavai tab garab karat hai.
When he acquires something, he is inflated with ego.
maa-i-aa ga-ee tab rovan lagat hai. ||1||
But when his wealth is gone, then he cries and bewails. ||1||
man bach karam ras kaseh lubhaanaa.
In thought, word and deed, he is attached to the sweet and tangy flavors.
binas ga-i-aa jaa-ay kahoo-aN samaanaa. ||2||
When he dies, no one knows where he has gone. ||2||
kahi ravidaas baajee jag bhaa-ee.
Says Ravi Daas, the world is just a dramatic play, O Siblings of Destiny.
baajeegar sa-o mohi pareet ban aa-ee. ||3||6||
I have enshrined love for the Lord, the star of the show. ||3||6||
goojree saree ravidaas jee kay paday ghar 3
Goojaree, Padas Of Ravi Daas Jee, Third House:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
dooDh ta bachhrai thanhu bitaari-o.
The calf has contaminated the milk in the teats.
fool bhavar jal meen bigaari-o. ||1||
The bumble bee has contaminated the flower, and the fish the water. ||1||
maa-ee gobind poojaa kahaa lai charaava-o.
O mother, where shall I find any offering for the Lord's worship?
avar na fool anoop na paava-o. ||1|| rahaa-o.
I cannot find any other flowers worthy of the incomparable Lord. ||1||Pause||
mailaagar bayrHay hai bhu-i-angaa.
The snakes encircle the sandalwood trees.
bikh amrit baseh ik sangaa. ||2||
Poison and nectar dwell there together. ||2||
Dhoop deep na-eebaydeh baasaa.
Even with incense, lamps, offerings of food and fragrant flowers,
kaisay pooj karahi tayree daasaa. ||3||
how are Your slaves to worship You? ||3||
tan man arpa-o pooj charaava-o.
I dedicate and offer my body and mind to You.
gur parsaad niranjan paava-o. ||4||
By Guru's Grace, I attain the immaculate Lord. ||4||
poojaa archaa aahi na toree.
I cannot worship You, nor offer You flowers.
kahi ravidaas kavan gat moree. ||5||1||
Says Ravi Daas, what shall my condition be hereafter? ||5||1||
raag sorath banee bhagat ravidaas jee kee
Raag Sorat'h, The Word Of Devotee Ravi Daas Jee:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
jab ham hotay tab too naahee ab toohee mai naahee.
When I am in my ego, then You are not with me. Now that You are with me, there is no egotism within me.
anal agam jaisay lahar ma-i odaDh jal kayval jal maaNhee. ||1||
The wind may raise up huge waves in the vast ocean, but they are just water in water. ||1||
maaDhvay ki-aa kahee-ai bharam aisaa.
O Lord, what can I say about such an illusion?
jaisaa maanee-ai ho-ay na taisaa. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Things are not as they seem. ||1||Pause||
narpat ayk singhaasan so-i-aa supnay bha-i-aa bhikhaaree.
It is like the king, who falls asleep upon his throne, and dreams that he is a beggar.
achhat raaj bichhurat dukh paa-i-aa so gat bha-ee hamaaree. ||2||
His kingdom is intact, but separated from it, he suffers in sorrow. Such is my own condition. ||2||
raaj bhu-i-ang parsang jaisay heh ab kachh maram janaa-i-aa.
Like the story of the rope mistaken for a snake, the mystery has now been explained to me.
anik katak jaisay bhool paray ab kahtay kahan na aa-i-aa. ||3||
Like the many bracelets, which I mistakenly thought were gold; now, I do not say what I said then. ||3||
sarbay ayk anaykai su-aamee sabh ghat bhogvai so-ee.
The One Lord is pervading the many forms; He enjoys Himself in all hearts.
kahi ravidaas haath pai nayrai sehjay ho-ay so ho-ee. ||4||1||
Says Ravi Daas, the Lord is nearer than our own hands and feet. Whatever will be, will be. ||4||1||
ja-o ham baaNDhay moh faas ham paraym baDhan tum baaDhay.
If I am bound by the noose of emotional attachment, then I shall bind You, Lord, with the bonds of love.
apnay chhootan ko jatan karahu ham chhootay tum aaraaDhay. ||1||
Go ahead and try to escape, Lord; I have escaped by worshipping and adoring You. ||1||
maaDhvay jaanat hahu jaisee taisee.
O Lord, You know my love for You.
ab kahaa karhugay aisee. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Now, what will You do? ||1||Pause||
meen pakar faaNki-o ar kaati-o raaNDh kee-o baho baanee.
A fish is caught, cut up, and cooked it in many different ways.
khand khand kar bhojan keeno ta-oo na bisri-o paanee. ||2||
Bit by bit, it is eaten, but still, it does not forget the water. ||2||
aapan baapai naahee kisee ko bhaavan ko har raajaa.
The Lord, our King, is father to no one, except those who love Him.
moh patal sabh jagat bi-aapi-o bhagat nahee santaapaa. ||3||
The veil of emotional attachment has been cast over the entire world, but it does not bother the Lord's devotee. ||3||
kahi ravidaas bhagat ik baadhee ab ih kaa si-o kahee-ai.
Says Ravi Daas, my devotion to the One Lord is increasing; now, who can I tell this to?
jaa kaaran ham tum aaraaDhay so dukh ajhoo sahee-ai. ||4||2||
That which brought me to worship and adore You - I am still suffering that pain. ||4||2||
dulabh janam punn fal paa-i-o birthaa jaat abibaykai.
I obtained this precious human life as a reward for my past actions, but without discriminating wisdom, it is wasted in vain.
raajay indar samsar garih aasan bin har bhagat kahhu kih laykhai. ||1||
Tell me, without devotional worship of the Lord, of what use are mansions and thrones like those of King Indra? ||1||
na beechaari-o raajaa raam ko ras.
You have not considered the sublime essence of the Name of the Lord, our King;
jih ras an ras beesar jaahee. ||1|| rahaa-o.
this sublime essence shall cause you to forget all other essences. ||1||Pause||
jaan ajaan bha-ay ham baavar soch asoch divas jaahee.
We do not know what we need to know, and we have become insane. We do not consider what we should consider; our days are passing away.
indree sabal nibal bibayk buDh parmaarath parvays nahee. ||2||
Our passions are strong, and our discriminating intellect is weak; we have no access to the supreme objective. ||2||
kahee-at aan achree-at an kachh samajh na parai apar maa-i-aa.
We say one thing, and do something else; entangled in endless Maya, we do not understand anything.
kahi ravidaas udaas daas mat parhar kop karahu jee-a da-i-aa. ||3||3||
Says Ravi Daas, Your slave, O Lord, I am disillusioned and detached; please, spare me Your anger, and have mercy on my soul. ||3||3||
sukh saagar surtar chintaaman kaamDhayn bas jaa kay.
He is the ocean of peace; the miraculous tree of life, the wish-fulfilling jewel, and the Kaamadhayna, the cow which fulfills all desires, all are in His power.
chaar padaarath asat dasaa siDh nav niDh kar tal taa kay. ||1||
The four great blessings, the eighteen supernatural spiritual powers of the Siddhas, and the nine treasures, are all in the palm of His hand. ||1||
har har har na jaapeh rasnaa.
You do not chant with your tongue the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, Har.
avar sabh ti-aag bachan rachnaa. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Abandon your involvement in all other words. ||1||Pause||
naanaa khi-aan puraan bayd biDh cha-utees akhar maaNhee.
The various Shaastras, Puranaas, and the Vedas of Brahma, are made up of thirty four letters.
bi-aas bichaar kahi-o parmaarath raam naam sar naahee. ||2||
After deep contemplation, Vyaas spoke of the supreme objective; there is nothing equal to the Lord's Name. ||2||
sahj samaaDh upaaDh rahat fun badai bhaag liv laagee.
Very fortunate are those who are absorbed in celestial bliss, and released from their entanglements; they are lovingly attached to the Lord.
kahi ravidaas pargaas ridai Dhar janam maran bhai bhaagee. ||3||4||
Says Ravi Daas, enshrine the Lord's Light within your heart, and your fear of birth and death shall run away from you. ||3||4||
ja-o tum girivar ta-o ham moraa.
If You are the mountain, Lord, then I am the peacock.
ja-o tum chand ta-o ham bha-ay hai chakoraa. ||1||
If You are the moon, then I am the partridge in love with it. ||1||
maaDhvay tum na torahu ta-o ham nahee toreh.
O Lord, if You will not break with me, then I will not break with You.
tum si-o tor kavan si-o joreh. ||1|| rahaa-o.
For, if I were to break with You, with whom would I then join? ||1||Pause||
ja-o tum deevraa ta-o ham baatee.
If You are the lamp, then I am the wick.
ja-o tum tirath ta-o ham jaatee. ||2||
If You are the sacred place of pilgrimage, then I am the pilgrim. ||2||
saachee pareet ham tum si-o joree.
I am joined in true love with You, Lord.
tum si-o jor avar sang toree. ||3||
I am joined with You, and I have broken with all others. ||3||
jah jah jaa-o tahaa tayree sayvaa.
Wherever I go, there I serve You.
tum so thaakur a-or na dayvaa. ||4||
There is no other Lord Master than You, O Divine Lord. ||4||
tumray bhajan kateh jam faaNsaa.
Meditating, vibrating upon You, the noose of death is cut away.
bhagat hayt gaavai ravidaasaa. ||5||5||
To attain devotional worship, Ravi Daas sings to You, Lord. ||5||5||
jal kee bheet pavan kaa thambhaa rakat bund kaa gaaraa.
The body is a wall of water, supported by the pillars of air; the egg and sperm are the mortar.
haad maas naarheeN ko pinjar pankhee basai bichaaraa. ||1||
The framework is made up of bones, flesh and veins; the poor soul-bird dwells within it. ||1||
paraanee ki-aa mayraa ki-aa tayraa.
O mortal, what is mine, and what is yours?
jaisay tarvar pankh basayraa. ||1|| rahaa-o.
The soul is like a bird perched upon a tree. ||1||Pause||
raakho kanDh usaarahu neevaaN.
You lay the foundation and build the walls.
saadhay teen haath tayree seevaaN. ||2||
But in the end, three and a half cubits will be your measured space. ||2||
bankay baal paag sir dayree.
You make your hair beautiful, and wear a stylish turban on your head.
ih tan ho-igo bhasam kee dhayree. ||3||
But in the end, this body shall be reduced to a pile of ashes. ||3||
oochay mandar sundar naaree.
Your palaces are lofty, and your brides are beautiful.
raam naam bin baajee haaree. ||4||
But without the Lord's Name, you shall lose the game entirely. ||4||
mayree jaat kameenee paaNt kameenee ochhaa janam hamaaraa.
My social status is low, my ancestry is low, and my life is wretched.
tum sarnaagat raajaa raam chand kahi ravidaas chamaaraa. ||5||6||
I have come to Your Sanctuary, O Luminous Lord, my King; so says Ravi Daas, the shoemaker. ||5||6||
chamrataa gaaNth na jan-ee.
I am a shoemaker, but I do not know how to mend shoes.
log gathaavai panhee. ||1|| rahaa-o.
People come to me to mend their shoes. ||1||Pause||
aar nahee jih topa-o.
I have no awl to stitch them;
nahee raaNbee thaa-o ropa-o. ||1||
I have no knife to patch them. ||1||
log ganth ganth kharaa bigoochaa.
Mending, mending, people waste their lives and ruin themselves.
ha-o bin gaaNthay jaa-ay pahoochaa. ||2||
Without wasting my time mending, I have found the Lord. ||2||
ravidaas japai raam naamaa.
Ravi Daas chants the Lord's Name;
mohi jam si-o naahee kaamaa. ||3||7||
he is not concerned with the Messenger of Death. ||3||7||
Dhanaasree bhagat ravidaas jee kee
Dhanaasaree, Devotee Ravi Daas Jee:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
ham sar deen da-i-aal na tum sar ab patee-aar ki-aa keejai.
There is none as forlorn as I am, and none as Compassionate as You; what need is there to test us now?
bachnee tor mor man maanai jan ka-o pooran deejai. ||1||
May my mind surrender to Your Word; please, bless Your humble servant with this perfection. ||1||
ha-o bal bal jaa-o rama-ee-aa kaarnay.
I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to the Lord.
kaaran kavan abol. rahaa-o.
O Lord, why are You silent? ||Pause||
bahut janam bichhuray thay maaDha-o ih janam tumHaaray laykhay.
For so many incarnations, I have been separated from You, Lord; I dedicate this life to You.
kahi ravidaas aas lag jeeva-o chir bha-i-o darsan daykhay. ||2||1||
Says Ravi Daas: placing my hopes in You, I live; it is so long since I have gazed upon the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. ||2||1||
chit simran kara-o nain avilokano sarvan baanee sujas poor raakha-o.
In my consciousness, I remember You in meditation; with my eyes, I behold You; I fill my ears with the Word of Your Bani, and Your Sublime Praise.
man so maDhukar kara-o charan hirday Dhara-o rasan amrit raam naam bhaakha-o. ||1||
My mind is the bumble bee; I enshrine Your feet within my heart, and with my tongue, I chant the Ambrosial Name of the Lord. ||1||
mayree pareet gobind si-o jin ghatai.
My love for the Lord of the Universe does not decrease.
mai ta-o mol mahgee la-ee jee-a satai. ||1|| rahaa-o.
I paid for it dearly, in exchange for my soul. ||1||Pause||
saaDhsangat binaa bhaa-o nahee oopjai bhaav bin bhagat nahee ho-ay tayree.
Without the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, love for the Lord does not well up; without this love, Your devotional worship cannot be performed.
kahai ravidaas ik bayntee har si-o paij raakho raajaa raam mayree. ||2||2||
Ravi Daas offers this one prayer unto the Lord: please preserve and protect my honor, O Lord, my King. ||2||2||
naam tayro aartee majan muraaray.
Your Name, Lord, is my adoration and cleansing bath.
har kay naam bin jhoothay sagal paasaaray. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Without the Name of the Lord, all ostentatious displays are useless. ||1||Pause||
naam tayro aasno naam tayro ursaa naam tayraa kaysro lay chhitkaaray.
Your Name is my prayer mat, and Your Name is the stone to grind the sandalwood. Your Name is the saffron which I take and sprinkle in offering to You.
naam tayraa ambhulaa naam tayro chandno ghas japay naam lay tujheh ka-o chaaray. ||1||
Your Name is the water, and Your Name is the sandalwood. The chanting of Your Name is the grinding of the sandalwood. I take it and offer all this to You. ||1||
naam tayraa deevaa naam tayro baatee naam tayro tayl lay maahi pasaaray.
Your Name is the lamp, and Your Name is the wick. Your Name is the oil I pour into it.
naam tayray kee jot lagaa-ee bha-i-o uji-aaro bhavan saglaaray. ||2||
Your Name is the light applied to this lamp, which enlightens and illuminates the entire world. ||2||
naam tayro taagaa naam fool maalaa bhaar athaarah sagal joothaaray.
Your Name is the thread, and Your Name is the garland of flowers. The eighteen loads of vegetation are all too impure to offer to You.
tayro kee-aa tujheh ki-aa arpa-o naam tayraa tuhee chavar dholaaray. ||3||
Why should I offer to You, that which You Yourself created? Your Name is the fan, which I wave over You. ||3||
das athaa athsathay chaaray khaanee ihai vartan hai sagal sansaaray.
The whole world is engrossed in the eighteen Puraanas, the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage, and the four sources of creation.
kahai ravidaas naam tayro aartee sat naam hai har bhog tuhaaray. ||4||3||
Says Ravi Daas, Your Name is my Aartee, my lamp-lit worship-service. The True Name, Sat Naam, is the food which I offer to You. ||4||3||
jaitsaree banee bhagtaa kee
Jaitsree, The Word Of The Devotees:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
naath kachhoo-a na jaan-o.
O my Lord and Master, I know nothing.
man maa-i-aa kai haath bikaana-o. ||1|| rahaa-o.
My mind has sold out, and is in Maya's hands. ||1||Pause||
tum kahee-at hou jagat gur su-aamee.
You are called the Lord and Master, the Guru of the World.
ham kahee-at kalijug kay kaamee. ||1||
I am called a lustful being of the Dark Age of Kali Yuga. ||1||
in panchan mayro man jo bigaari-o.
The five vices have corrupted my mind.
pal pal har jee tay antar paari-o. ||2||
Moment by moment, they lead me further away from the Lord. ||2||
jat daykh-a-u tat dukh kee raasee.
Wherever I look, I see loads of pain and suffering.
ajouN na pat-yaa-ay nigam bha-ay saakhee. ||3||
I do not have faith, even though the Vedas bear witness to the Lord. ||3||
gotam naar umaapat savaamee. sees Dharan sahas bhag gaaNmee. ||4||
Shiva cut off Brahma's head, and Gautam's wife and the Lord Indra mated; Brahma's head got stuck to Shiva's hand, and Indra came to bear the marks of a thousand female organs. ||4||
in dootan khal baDh kar maari-o.
These demons have fooled, bound and destroyed me.
bado nilaaj ajhoo nahee haari-o. ||5||
I am very shameless - even now, I am not tired of them. ||5||
kahi ravidaas kahaa kaisay keejai.
Says Ravi Daas, what am I to do now?
bin raghunaath saran kaa kee leejai. ||6||1||
Without the Sanctuary of the Lord's Protection, who else's should I seek? ||6||1||
raag soohee banee saree ravidaas jee-o kee
Raag Soohee, The Word Of Sree Ravi Daas Jee:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
sah kee saar suhaagan jaanai.
The happy soul-bride knows the worth of her Husband Lord.
taj abhimaan sukh ralee-aa maanai.
Renouncing pride, she enjoys peace and pleasure.
tan man day-ay na antar raakhai.
She surrenders her body and mind to Him, and does not remain separate from Him.
avraa daykh na sunai abhaakhai. ||1||
She does not see or hear, or speak to another. ||1||
so kat jaanai peer paraa-ee.
How can anyone know the pain of another,
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if there is no compassion and sympathy within? ||1||Pause||
dukhee duhaagan du-ay pakh heenee.
The discarded bride is miserable, and loses both worlds;
jin naah nirantar bhagat na keenee.
she does not worship her Husband Lord.
pur salaat kaa panth duhaylaa.
The bridge over the fire of hell is difficult and treacherous.
sang na saathee gavan ikaylaa. ||2||
No one will accompany you there; you will have to go all alone. ||2||
dukhee-aa daradvand dar aa-i-aa.
Suffering in pain, I have come to Your Door, O Compassionate Lord.
bahut pi-aas jabaab na paa-i-aa.
I am so thirsty for You, but You do not answer me.
kahi ravidaas saran parabh tayree.
Says Ravi Daas, I seek Your Sanctuary, God;
ji-o jaanhu ti-o kar gat mayree. ||3||1||
as You know me, so will You save me. ||3||1||
jo din aavahi so din jaahee.
That day which comes, that day shall go.
karnaa kooch rahan thir naahee.
You must march on; nothing remains stable.
sang chalat hai ham bhee chalnaa.
Our companions are leaving, and we must leave as well.
door gavan sir oopar marnaa. ||1||
We must go far away. Death is hovering over our heads. ||1||
ki-aa too so-i-aa jaag i-aanaa.
Why are you asleep? Wake up, you ignorant fool!
tai jeevan jag sach kar jaanaa. ||1|| rahaa-o.
You believe that your life in the world is true. ||1||Pause||
jin jee-o dee-aa so rijak ambraavai.
The One who gave you life shall also provide you with nourishment.
sabh ghat bheetar haat chalaavai.
In each and every heart, He runs His shop.
kar bandigee chhaad mai mayraa.
Meditate on the Lord, and renounce your egotism and self-conceit.
hirdai naam samHaar savayraa. ||2||
Within your heart, contemplate the Naam, the Name of the Lord, sometime. ||2||
janam siraano panth na savaaraa.
Your life has passed away, but you have not arranged your path.
saaNjh paree dah dis anDhi-aaraa.
Evening has set in, and soon there will be darkness on all sides.
kahi ravidaas nidaan divaanay.
Says Ravi Daas, O ignorant mad-man,
chaytas naahee dunee-aa fan khaanay. ||3||2||
don't you realize, that this world is the house of death?! ||3||2||
oochay mandar saal raso-ee.
You may have lofty mansions, halls and kitchens.
ayk gharee fun rahan na ho-ee. ||1||
But you cannot stay in them, even for an instant, after death. ||1||
ih tan aisaa jaisay ghaas kee taatee.
This body is like a house of straw.
jal ga-i-o ghaas ral ga-i-o maatee. ||1|| rahaa-o.
When it is burnt, it mixes with dust. ||1||Pause||
bhaa-ee banDh kutamb sahayraa. o-ay bhee laagay kaadh savayraa. ||2||
Even relatives, family and friends begin to say, "Take his body out, immediately!"||2||
ghar kee naar ureh tan laagee.
And the wife of his house, who was so attached to his body and heart,
uh ta-o bhoot bhoot kar bhaagee. ||3||
runs away, crying out, "Ghost! Ghost!"||3||
kahi ravidaas sabhai jag looti-aa.
Says Ravi Daas, the whole world has been plundered,
ham ta-o ayk raam kahi chhooti-aa. ||4||3||
but I have escaped, chanting the Name of the One Lord. ||4||3||
bilaaval banee ravidaas bhagat kee
Bilaaval, The Word Of Devotee Ravi Daas:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
daarid daykh sabh ko hasai aisee dasaa hamaaree.
Seeing my poverty, everyone laughed. Such was my condition.
asat dasaa siDh kar talai sabh kirpaa tumaaree. ||1||
Now, I hold the eighteen miraculous spiritual powers in the palm of my hand; everything is by Your Grace. ||1||
too jaanat mai kichh nahee bhav khandan raam.
You know, and I am nothing, O Lord, Destroyer of fear.
sagal jee-a sarnaagatee parabh pooran kaam. ||1|| rahaa-o.
All beings seek Your Sanctuary, O God, Fulfiller, Resolver of our affairs. ||1||Pause||
jo tayree sarnaagataa tin naahee bhaar.
Whoever enters Your Sanctuary, is relieved of his burden of sin.
ooch neech tum tay taray aalaj sansaar. ||2||
You have saved the high and the low from the shameless world. ||2||
kahi ravidaas akath kathaa baho kaa-ay kareejai.
Says Ravi Daas, what more can be said about the Unspoken Speech?
jaisaa too taisaa tuhee ki-aa upmaa deejai. ||3||1||
Whatever You are, You are, O Lord; how can anything compare with Your Praises? ||3||1||
jih kul saaDh baisnou ho-ay.
That family, into which a holy person is born,
baran abran rank nahee eesur bimal baas jaanee-ai jag so-ay. ||1|| rahaa-o.
whether of high or low social class, whether rich or poor, shall have its pure fragrance spread all over the world. ||1||Pause||
barahman bais sood ar kha-ytaree dom chandaar malaychh man so-ay.
Whether he is a Brahmin, a Vaishya, a Soodra, or a Kh'shaatriya; whether he is a poet, an outcaste, or a filthy-minded person,
ho-ay puneet bhagvant bhajan tay aap taar taaray kul do-ay. ||1||
he becomes pure, by meditating on the Lord God. He saves himself, and the families of both his parents. ||1||
Dhan so gaa-o Dhan so thaa-o Dhan puneet kutamb sabh lo-ay.
Blessed is that village, and blessed is the place of his birth; blessed is his pure family, throughout all the worlds.
jin pee-aa saar ras tajay aan ras ho-ay ras magan daaray bikh kho-ay. ||2||
One who drinks in the sublime essence abandons other tastes; intoxicated with this divine essence, he discards sin and corruption. ||2||
pandit soor chhatarpat raajaa bhagat baraabar a-or na ko-ay.
Among the religious scholars, warriors and kings, there is no other equal to the Lord's devotee.
jaisay purain paat rahai jal sameep bhan ravidaas janmay jag o-ay. ||3||2||
As the leaves of the water lily float free in the water, says Ravi Daas, so is their life in the world. ||3||2||
raag gond banee ravidaas jee-o kee ghar 2
Raag Gond, The Word Of Ravi Daas Jee, Second House:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
mukand mukand japahu sansaar.
Meditate on the Lord Mukanday, the Liberator, O people of the world.
bin mukand tan ho-ay a-uhaar.
Without Mukanday, the body shall be reduced to ashes.
so-ee mukand mukat kaa daataa.
Mukanday is the Giver of liberation.
so-ee mukand hamraa pit maataa. ||1||
Mukanday is my father and mother. ||1||
jeevat mukanday marat mukanday.
Meditate on Mukanday in life, and meditate on Mukanday in death.
taa kay sayvak ka-o sadaa ananday. ||1|| rahaa-o.
His servant is blissful forever. ||1||Pause||
mukand mukand hamaaray paraanaN.
The Lord, Mukanday, is my breath of life.
jap mukand mastak neesaanaN.
Meditating on Mukanday, one's forehead will bear the Lord's insignia of approval.
sayv mukand karai bairaagee.
The renunciate serves Mukanday.
so-ee mukand durbal Dhan laaDhee. ||2||
Mukanday is the wealth of the poor and forlorn. ||2||
ayk mukand karai upkaar.
When the One Liberator does me a favor,
hamraa kahaa karai sansaar.
then what can the world do to me?
maytee jaat hoo-ay darbaar.
Erasing my social status, I have entered His Court.
tuhee mukand jog jug taar. ||3||
You, Mukanday, are potent throughout the four ages. ||3||
upji-o gi-aan hoo-aa pargaas.
Spiritual wisdom has welled up, and I have been enlightened.
kar kirpaa leenay keet daas.
In His Mercy, the Lord has made this worm His slave.
kaho ravidaas ab tarisnaa chookee.
Says Ravi Daas, now my thirst is quenched;
jap mukand sayvaa taahoo kee. ||4||1||
I meditate on Mukanday the Liberator, and I serve Him. ||4||1|| goNf ] (875-10)
jay oh athsath tirath nHaavai.
Someone may bathe at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage,
jay oh du-aadas silaa poojaavai.
and worship the twelve Shiva-lingam stones,
jay oh koop tataa dayvaavai.
and dig wells and pools,
karai nind sabh birthaa jaavai. ||1||
but if he indulges in slander, then all of this is useless. ||1||
saaDh kaa nindak kaisay tarai.
How can the slanderer of the Holy Saints be saved?
sarpar jaanhu narak hee parai. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Know for certain, that he shall go to hell. ||1||Pause||
jay oh garahan karai kulkhayt.
Someone may bathe at Kuruk-shaytra during a solar eclipse,
arpai naar seegaar samayt.
and give his decorated wife in offering,
saglee simrit sarvanee sunai.
and listen to all the Simritees,
karai nind kavnai nahee gunai. ||2||
but if he indulges in slander, these are of no account. ||2||
jay oh anik parsaad karaavai.
Someone may give countless feasts,
bhoom daan sobhaa mandap paavai.
and donate land, and build splendid buildings;
apnaa bigaar biraaNnaa saaNdhai.
he may neglect his own affairs to work for others,
karai nind baho jonee haaNdhai. ||3||
but if he indulges in slander, he shall wander in countless incarnations. ||3||
nindaa kahaa karahu sansaaraa.
Why do you indulge in slander, O people of the world?
nindak kaa pargat paahaaraa.
The emptiness of the slanderer is soon exposed.
nindak soDh saaDh beechaari-aa.
I have thought, and determined the fate of the slanderer.
kaho ravidaas paapee narak siDhaari-aa. ||4||2||11||7||2||49|| jorh.
Says Ravi Daas, he is a sinner; he shall go to hell. ||4||2||11||7||2||49|| Total||
raamkalee banee ravidaas jee kee
Raamkalee, The Word Of Ravi Daas Jee:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
parhee-ai gunee-ai naam sabh sunee-ai anbha-o bhaa-o na darsai.
They read and reflect upon all the Names of God; they listen, but they do not see the Lord, the embodiment of love and intuition.
lohaa kanchan hiran ho-ay kaisay ja-o paarseh na parsai. ||1||
How can iron be transformed into gold, unless it touches the Philosopher's Stone? ||1||
dayv sansai gaaNth na chhootai.
O Divine Lord, the knot of skepticism cannot be untied.
kaam kroDh maa-i-aa mad matsar in panchahu mil lootay. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Sexual desire, anger, Maya, intoxication and jealousy - these five have combined to plunder the world. ||1||Pause||
ham bad kab kuleen ham pandit ham jogee sani-aasee.
I am a great poet, of noble heritage; I am a Pandit, a religious scholar, a Yogi and a Sannyaasi;
gi-aanee gunee soor ham daatay ih buDh kabeh na naasee. ||2||
I am a spiritual teacher, a warrior and a giver - such thinking never ends. ||2||
kaho ravidaas sabhai nahee samjhas bhool paray jaisay ba-uray.
Says Ravi Daas, no one understands; they all run around, deluded like madmen.
mohi aDhaar naam naaraa-in jeevan paraan Dhan moray. ||3||1||
The Lord's Name is my only Support; He is my life, my breath of life, my wealth. ||3||1||
raag maaroo banee ravidaas jee-o kee
Raag Maaroo, The Word Of Ravi Daas Jee:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
aisee laal tujh bin ka-un karai.
O Love, who else but You could do such a thing?
gareeb nivaaj gus-ee-aa mayraa maathai chhatar Dharai. ||1|| rahaa-o.
O Patron of the poor, Lord of the World, You have put the canopy of Your Grace over my head. ||1||Pause||
jaa kee chhot jagat ka-o laagai taa par tuheeN dharai.
Only You can grant Mercy to that person whose touch pollutes the world.
neechah ooch karai mayraa gobind kaahoo tay na darai. ||1||
You exalt and elevate the lowly, O my Lord of the Universe; You are not afraid of anyone. ||1||
naamdayv kabeer tilochan saDhnaa sain tarai.
Naam Dayv, Kabeer, Trilochan, Sadhana and Sain crossed over.
kahi ravidaas sunhu ray santahu har jee-o tay sabhai sarai. ||2||1||
Says Ravi Daas, listen, O Saints, through the Dear Lord, all is accomplished. ||2||1||
sukh saagar suritar chintaaman kaamDhayn bas jaa kay ray.
The Lord is the ocean of peace; the miraculous tree of life, the jewel of miracles and the wish-fulfilling cow are all under His power.
chaar padaarath asat mahaa siDh nav niDh kar tal taa kai. ||1||
The four great blessings, the eight great miraculous spiritual powers and the nine treasures are in the palm of His hand. ||1||
har har har na japas rasnaa.
Why don't you chant the Lord's Name, Har, Har, Har?
avar sabh chhaad bachan rachnaa. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Abandon all other devices of words. ||1||Pause||
naanaa khi-aan puraan bayd biDh cha-utees achhar maahee.
The many epics, the Puraanas and the Vedas are all composed out of the letters of the alphabet.
bi-aas beechaar kahi-o parmaarath raam naam sar naahee. ||2||
After careful thought, Vyaasa spoke the supreme truth, that there is nothing equal to the Lord's Name. ||2||
sahj samaaDh upaaDh rahat ho-ay baday bhaag liv laagee.
In intuitive Samaadhi, their troubles are eliminated; the very fortunate ones lovingly focus on the Lord.
kahi ravidaas udaas daas mat janam maran bhai bhaagee. ||3||2||15||
Says Ravi Daas, the Lord's slave remains detached from the world; the fear of birth and death runs away from his mind. ||3||2||15||
raag kaydaaraa banee ravidaas jee-o kee
Raag Kaydaaraa, The Word Of Ravi Daas Jee:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
khat karam kul sanjugat hai har bhagat hirdai naahi.
One who performs the six religious rituals and comes from a good family, but who does not have devotion to the Lord in his heart,
charnaarbind na kathaa bhaavai supach tul samaan. ||1||
one who does not appreciate talk of the Lord's Lotus Feet, is just like an outcaste, a pariah. ||1||
ray chit chayt chayt achayt.
Be conscious, be conscious, be conscious, O my unconscious mind.
kaahay na baalmeekahi daykh.
Why do you not look at Baalmeek?
log bapuraa ki-aa saraahai teen lok parvays. ||2||
See how the poor people praise him! His praise extends throughout the three worlds. ||2||
ajaamal pingulaa lubhat kunchar ga-ay har kai paas.
Ajaamal, Pingulaa, Lodhia and the elephant went to the Lord.
aisay durmat nistaray too ki-o na tareh ravidaas. ||3||1||
Even such evil-minded beings were emancipated. Why should you not also be saved, O Ravi Daas? ||3||1||
bhairo banee ravidaas jee-o kee ghar 2
Bhairao, The Word Of Ravi Daas Jee, Second House:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
bin daykhay upjai nahee aasaa.
Without seeing something, the yearning for it does not arise.
jo deesai so ho-ay binaasaa.
Whatever is seen, shall pass away.
baran sahit jo jaapai naam.
Whoever chants and praises the Naam, the Name of the Lord,
so jogee kayval nihkaam. ||1||
is the true Yogi, free of desire. ||1||
parchai raam ravai ja-o ko-ee.
When someone utters the Name of the Lord with love,
paaras parsai dubiDhaa na ho-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.
it is as if he has touched the philosopher's stone; his sense of duality is eradicated. ||1||Pause||
so mun man kee dubiDhaa khaa-ay.
He alone is a silent sage, who destroys the duality of his mind.
bin du-aaray tarai lok samaa-ay.
Keeping the doors of his body closed, he merges in the Lord of the three worlds.
man kaa subhaa-o sabh ko-ee karai.
Everyone acts according to the inclinations of the mind.
kartaa ho-ay so anbhai rahai. ||2||
Attuned to the Creator Lord, one remains free of fear. ||2||
fal kaaran foolee banraa-ay.
Plants blossom forth to produce fruit.
fal laagaa tab fool bilaa-ay.
When the fruit is produced, the flowers wither away.
gi-aanai kaaran karam abhi-aas.
For the sake of spiritual wisdom, people act and practice rituals.
gi-aan bha-i-aa tah karmah naas. ||3||
When spiritual wisdom wells up, then actions are left behind. ||3||
gharit kaaran daDh mathai sa-i-aan.
For the sake of ghee, wise people churn milk.
jeevat mukat sadaa nirbaan.
Those who are Jivan-mukta, liberated while yet alive - are forever in the state of Nirvaanaa.
kahi ravidaas param bairaag.
Says Ravi Daas, O you unfortunate people,
ridai raam kee na japas abhaag. ||4||1||
why not meditate on the Lord with love in your heart? ||4||1||
basant banee ravidaas jee kee
Basant, The Word Of Ravi Daas Jee:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
tujheh sujhantaa kachhoo naahi.
You know nothing.
pahiraavaa daykhay oobh jaahi.
Seeing your clothes, you are so proud of yourself.
garabvatee kaa naahee thaa-o.
The proud bride shall not find a place with the Lord.
tayree gardan oopar lavai kaa-o. ||1||
Above your head, the crow of death is cawing. ||1||
too kaaN-ay garbeh baavlee.
Why are you so proud? You are insane.
jaisay bhaada-o khoombraaj too tis tay kharee utaavalee. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Even the mushrooms of summer live longer than you. ||1||Pause||
jaisay kurank nahee paa-i-o bhayd.
The deer does not know the secret;
tan suganDh dhoodhai pardays.
the musk is within its own body, but it searches for it outside.
ap tan kaa jo karay beechaar.
Whoever reflects on his own body
tis nahee jamkankar karay khu-aar. ||2||
the Messenger of Death does not abuse him. ||2||