Bhalay Amar Das

Words by Bhatt Bal in praise of Guru Amar Das. Music by Sirgun Kaur Khalsa.

 

ਘਨਹਰ ਬੂੰਦ ਬਸੁਅ ਰੋਮਾਵਲਿ ਕੁਸਮ ਬਸੰਤ ਗਨੰਤ ਨ ਆਵੈ ॥
Ghanehar Boondh Basua Romaaval Kusam Basanth Gananth N Aavai ||
The raindrops of the clouds, the plants of the earth, and the flowers of the spring cannot be counted.

ਰਵਿ ਸਸਿ ਕਿਰਣਿ ਉਦਰੁ ਸਾਗਰ ਕੋ ਗੰਗ ਤਰੰਗ ਅੰਤੁ ਕੋ ਪਾਵੈ ॥
Rav Sas Kiran Oudhar Saagar Ko Gang Tharang Anth Ko Paavai ||
Who can know the limits of the rays of the sun and the moon, the waves of the ocean and the Ganges?

ਰੁਦ੍ਰ ਧਿਆਨ ਗਿਆਨ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕੇ ਕਬਿ ਜਨ ਭਲ੍ਯ੍ਯ ਉਨਹ ਜਦ਼ ਗਾਵੈ ॥
Rudhr Dhhiaan Giaan Sathigur Kae Kab Jan Bhaly Ouneh Juo Gaavai ||
With Shiva's meditation and the spiritual wisdom of the True Guru, says BHALL the poet, these may be counted.

ਭਲੇ ਅਮਰਦਾਸ ਗੁਣ ਤੇਰੇ ਤੇਰੀ ਉਪਮਾ ਤੋਹਿ ਬਨਿ ਆਵੈ ॥੧॥੨੨॥
Bhalae Amardaas Gun Thaerae Thaeree Oupamaa Thohi Ban Aavai ||1||22||
O Guru Amar Daas, Your Glorious Virtues are so sublime; Your Praises belong only to You. ||1||22||

 

Har Piaarai Jio  

This is the 38th pauri (verse) of Anand Sahib, "Song of Bliss," by Guru Amar Das. Music by Sirgun Kaur Khalsa.

 

ਹਰਿ ਜੀਉ ਗੁਫਾ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਰਖਿ ਕੈ ਵਾਜਾ ਪਵਣੁ ਵਜਾਇਆ ॥
Har Jeeo Gufaa Andhar Rakh Kai Vaajaa Pavan Vajaaeiaa ||
The Lord placed the soul to the cave of the body, and blew the breath of life into the musical instrument of the body.

ਵਜਾਇਆ ਵਾਜਾ ਪਉਣ ਨਉ ਦੁਆਰੇ ਪਰਗਟੁ ਕੀਏ ਦਸਵਾ ਗੁਪਤੁ ਰਖਾਇਆ ॥
Vajaaeiaa Vaajaa Poun No Dhuaarae Paragatt Keeeae Dhasavaa Gupath Rakhaaeiaa ||
He blew the breath of life into the musical instrument of the body, and revealed the nine doors; but He kept the Tenth Door hidden.

ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰੈ ਲਾਇ ਭਾਵਨੀ ਇਕਨਾ ਦਸਵਾ ਦੁਆਰੁ ਦਿਖਾਇਆ ॥
Guradhuaarai Laae Bhaavanee Eikanaa Dhasavaa Dhuaar Dhikhaaeiaa ||
Through the Gurdwara, the Guru's Gate, some are blessed with loving faith, and the Tenth Door is revealed to them.

ਤਹ ਅਨੇਕ ਰੂਪ ਨਾਉ ਨਵ ਨਿਧਿ ਤਿਸ ਦਾ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ਪਾਇਆ ॥
Tah Anaek Roop Naao Nav Nidhh This Dhaa Anth N Jaaee Paaeiaa ||
There are many images of the Lord, and the nine treasures of the Naam; His limits cannot be found.

ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਹਰਿ ਪਿਆਰੈ ਜੀਉ ਗੁਫਾ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਰਖਿ ਕੈ ਵਾਜਾ ਪਵਣੁ ਵਜਾਇਆ ॥੩੮॥
Kehai Naanak Har Piaarai Jeeo Gufaa Andhar Rakh Kai Vaajaa Pavan Vajaaeiaa 
Says Nanak, the Lord placed the soul to the cave of the body, and blew the breath of life into the musical instrument of the body. 

 

Total Surrender

This is the last line of the 27th pauri of Japji Sahib, "Song of the Soul," written by Guru Nanak. Music by Sirgun Kaur Khalsa.
 

ਸੋ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹੁ ਸਾਹਾ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਰਹਣੁ ਰਜਾਈ ॥੨੭॥
So Paathisaahu Saahaa Paathisaahib Naanak Rehan Rajaaee ||27||
He is the King, the King of kings, the Supreme Lord and Master of kings. Nanak remains subject to His Will. ||27||

 

Bahuta Karam

25th pauri of Japji Sahib, written by Guru Nanak. Music by SIrgun Kaur Khalsa.


ਬਹੁਤਾ ਕਰਮੁ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਨਾ ਜਾਇ ॥
Bahuthaa Karam Likhiaa Naa Jaae ||
His Blessings are so abundant that there can be no written account of them.

ਵਡਾ ਦਾਤਾ ਤਿਲੁ ਨ ਤਮਾਇ ॥
Vaddaa Dhaathaa Thil N Thamaae ||
The Great Giver does not hold back anything.

ਕੇਤੇ ਮੰਗਹਿ ਜੋਧ ਅਪਾਰ ॥
Kaethae Mangehi Jodhh Apaar ||
There are so many great, heroic warriors begging at the Door of the Infinite Lord.

ਕੇਤਿਆ ਗਣਤ ਨਹੀ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
Kaethiaa Ganath Nehee Veechaar ||
So many contemplate and dwell upon Him, that they cannot be counted.

ਕੇਤੇ ਖਪਿ ਤੁਟਹਿ ਵੇਕਾਰ ॥
Kaethae Khap Thuttehi Vaekaar ||
So many waste away to death engaged in corruption.

ਕੇਤੇ ਲੈ ਲੈ ਮੁਕਰੁ ਪਾਹਿ ॥
Kaethae Lai Lai Mukar Paahi ||
So many take and take again, and then deny receiving.

ਕੇਤੇ ਮੂਰਖ ਖਾਹੀ ਖਾਹਿ ॥
Kaethae Moorakh Khaahee Khaahi ||
So many foolish consumers keep on consuming.

ਕੇਤਿਆ ਦੂਖ ਭੂਖ ਸਦ ਮਾਰ ॥
Kaethiaa Dhookh Bhookh Sadh Maar ||
So many endure distress, deprivation and constant abuse.

ਏਹਿ ਭਿ ਦਾਤਿ ਤੇਰੀ ਦਾਤਾਰ ॥
Eaehi Bh Dhaath Thaeree Dhaathaar ||
Even these are Your Gifts, O Great Giver!

ਬੰਦਿ ਖਲਾਸੀ ਭਾਣੈ ਹੋਇ ॥
Bandh Khalaasee Bhaanai Hoe ||
Liberation from bondage comes only by Your Will.

ਹੋਰੁ ਆਖਿ ਨ ਸਕੈ ਕੋਇ ॥
Hor Aakh N Sakai Koe ||
No one else has any say in this.

ਜੇ ਕੋ ਖਾਇਕੁ ਆਖਣਿ ਪਾਇ ॥
Jae Ko Khaaeik Aakhan Paae ||
If some fool should presume to say that he does,

ਓਹੁ ਜਾਣੈ ਜੇਤੀਆ ਮੁਹਿ ਖਾਇ ॥
Ouhu Jaanai Jaetheeaa Muhi Khaae ||
He shall learn, and feel the effects of his folly.

ਆਪੇ ਜਾਣੈ ਆਪੇ ਦੇਇ ॥
Aapae Jaanai Aapae Dhaee ||
He Himself knows, He Himself gives.

ਆਖਹਿ ਸਿ ਭਿ ਕੇਈ ਕੇਇ ॥
Aakhehi S Bh Kaeee Kaee ||
Few, very few are those who acknowledge this.

ਜਿਸ ਨੋ ਬਖਸੇ ਸਿਫਤਿ ਸਾਲਾਹ ॥
Jis No Bakhasae Sifath Saalaah ||
One who is blessed to sing the Praises of the Lord,

ਨਾਨਕ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹੀ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹੁ ॥੨੫॥
Naanak Paathisaahee Paathisaahu ||25||
O Nanak, is the king of kings. ||25||

 

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