Friday, 21 December 2007

Maere Saahib - O My Lord and Master

Been listening to the soundtrack of the Punjabi Movie "Nanak Naam Jahaz", and came across this gem (Gurbani is full of Gems) - Maere Saahib, sung by Asha Bhonsle. Take a listen... and then read the shabad (courtesy: Sikhi To The Max).

sUhI mhlw 5 ]
soohee mehalaa 5 ||
Soohee, Fifth Mehla:

quDu iciq Awey mhw Anµdw ijsu ivsrih so mir jwey ]
thudhh chith aaeae mehaa ana(n)dhaa jis visarehi so mar jaaeae ||
When You come to mind, I am totally in bliss. One who forgets You might just as well be dead.

dieAwlu hovih ijsu aUpir krqy so quDu sdw iDAwey ]1]
dhaeiaal hovehi jis oopar karathae so thudhh sadhaa dhhiaaeae ||1||
That being, whom You bless with Your Mercy, O Creator Lord, constantly meditates on You. ||1||

myry swihb qUM mY mwxu inmwxI ]
maerae saahib thoo(n) mai maan nimaanee ||
O my Lord and Master, You are the honor of the dishonored such as me.

Ardwis krI pRB Apny AwgY suix suix jIvw qyrI bwxI ]1] rhwau ]
aradhaas karee prabh apanae aagai sun sun jeevaa thaeree baanee ||1|| rehaao ||
I offer my prayer to You, God; listening, listening to the Word of Your Bani, I live. ||1||Pause||

crx DUiV qyry jn kI hovw qyry drsn kau bil jweI ]
charan dhhoorr thaerae jan kee hovaa thaerae dharasan ko bal jaaee ||
May I become the dust of the feet of Your humble servants. I am a sacrifice to the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan.

AMimRq bcn irdY auir DwrI qau ikrpw qy sMgu pweI ]2]
a(n)mrith bachan ridhai our dhhaaree tho kirapaa thae sa(n)g paaee ||2||
I enshrine Your Ambrosial Word within my heart. By Your Grace, I have found the Company of the Holy. ||2||

AMqr kI giq quDu pih swrI quDu jyvfu Avru n koeI ]
a(n)thar kee gath thudhh pehi saaree thudhh jaevadd avar n koee ||
I place the state of my inner being before You; there is no other as great as You.

ijs no lwie lYih so lwgY Bgqu quhwrw soeI ]3]
jis no laae laihi so laagai bhagath thuhaaraa soee ||3||
He alone is attached, whom You attach; he alone is Your devotee. ||3||

duie kr joiV mwgau ieku dwnw swihib quTY pwvw ]
dhue kar jorr maago eik dhaanaa saahib thut(h)ai paavaa ||
With my palms pressed together, I beg for this one gift; O my Lord and Master, if it pleases You, I shall obtain it.

swis swis nwnku AwrwDy AwT phr gux gwvw ]4]9]56]
saas saas naanak aaraadhhae aat(h) pehar gun gaavaa ||4||9||56||
With each and every breath, Nanak adores You; twenty-four hours a day, I sing Your Glorious Praises. ||4||9||56||

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