Wednesday, November 30, 2005

ਲੇਖਾ - day of reckoning

Just as I was writing my last post, this very pertinent shabad came on the radio:

ਕਬੀਰੁ ॥ ਮਾਰੂ ॥
ਰਾਮੁ ਸਿਮਰੁ ਪਛੁਤਾਹਿਗਾ ਮਨ ॥
ਪਾਪੀ ਜੀਅਰਾ ਲੋਭੁ ਕਰਤੁ ਹੈ ਆਜੁ ਕਾਲਿ ਉਠਿ ਜਾਹਿਗਾ ॥1॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਲਾਲਚ ਲਾਗੇ ਜਨਮੁ ਗਵਾਇਆ ਮਾਇਆ ਭਰਮ ਭੁਲਾਹਿਗਾ ॥
ਧਨ ਜੋਬਨ ਕਾ ਗਰਬੁ ਨ ਕੀਜੈ ਕਾਗਦ ਜਿਉ ਗਲਿ ਜਾਹਿਗਾ ॥1॥
ਜਉ ਜਮੁ ਆਇ ਕੇਸ ਗਹਿ ਪਟਕੈ ਤਾ ਦਿਨ ਕਿਛੁ ਨ ਬਸਾਹਿਗਾ ॥
ਸਿਮਰਨੁ ਭਜਨੁ ਦਇਆ ਨਹੀ ਕੀਨੀ ਤਉ ਮੁਖਿ ਚੋਟਾ ਖਾਹਿਗਾ ॥2॥
ਧਰਮ ਰਾਇ ਜਬ ਲੇਖਾ ਮਾਗੈ ਕਿਆ ਮੁਖੁ ਲੈ ਕੈ ਜਾਹਿਗਾ ॥
ਕਹਤੁ ਕਬੀਰੁ ਸੁਨਹੁ ਰੇ ਸੰਤਹੁ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਤਰਿ ਜਾਂਹਿਗਾ ॥3॥1॥

Bhagat Kabeer Ji, Raag Maaroo, Ang 1106

Click here to listen to the shabad, and click here to read the English translation.

Kabeer, Maaroo
Meditate in remembrance on the Lord, or else you will regret it in the end, O mind.
O sinful soul, you act in greed, but today or tomorrow, you will have to get up and leave. ||1||Pause||
Clinging to greed, you have wasted your life, deluded in the doubt of Maya.
Do not take pride in your wealth and youth; you shall crumble apart like dry paper. ||1||
When the Messenger of Death comes and grabs you by the hair, and knocks you down, on that day, you shall be powerless.
You do not remember the Lord, or vibrate upon Him in meditation, and you do not practice compassion; you shall be beaten on your face. ||2||
When the Righteous Judge of Dharma calls for your account, what face will you show Him then?
Says Kabeer, listen, O Saints: in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall be saved. ||3||1||

1 comment:

msingh said...

This is a copy of IK singh's comment that msingh had to re-post due to some technical issues:

sometimes God works in mysterious ways...but i also think that there is so much to learn about our subconscious. sometimes people discount our subconscious and give too much credit to "fate".

for example i've gone to sleep listening to a tape player and while i was sleeping i had a dream that there was a briefcase full of money and me opening the briefcase by pushing those "buttons" on both sides coincided with the ending of my tape. (the tape player stopping and briefcase opening make the same sound TUCK!)

originally Posted by ਿੲ ਿਸੰਘ to msingh at 11/29/2005 09:32:31 PM