Engage in Service of the weak

  Drive out selfishness and engage in Service of the weak. [1. G G S p. 15]. :-

॥ ਸਿਰੀਰਾਗੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥

ਲੇਖੈ ਬੋਲਣੁ ਬੋਲਣਾ ਲੇਖੈ ਖਾਣਾ ਖਾਉ ॥

ਲੇਖੈ ਵਾਟ ਚਲਾਈਆ ਲੇਖੈ ਸੁਣਿ ਵੇਖਾਉ ॥

ਲੇਖੈ ਸਾਹ ਲਵਾਈਅਹਿ ਪੜੇ ਕਿ ਪੁਛਣ ਜਾਉ ॥੧॥

ਬਾਬਾ ਮਾਇਆ ਰਚਨਾ ਧੋਹੁ ॥

ਅੰਧੈ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਿਸਾਰਿਆ ਨਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਏਹ ਨ ਓਹੁ ॥ ੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਜੀਵਣ ਮਰਣਾ ਜਾਇ ਕੈ ਏਥੈ ਖਾਜੈ ਕਾਲਿ ॥

ਜਿਥੈ ਬਹਿ ਸਮਝਾਈਐ ਤਿਥੈ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਚਲਿਓ ਨਾਲਿ ॥

ਰੋਵਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਜੇਤੜੇ ਸਭਿ ਬੰਨਹਿ ਪੰਡ ਪਰਾਲਿ ॥੨॥

ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਆਖੈ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਘਟਿ ਨ ਆਖੈ ਕੋਇ ॥

ਕੀਮਤਿ ਕਿਨੈ ਨ ਪਾਈਆ ਕਹਣਿ ਨ ਵਡਾ ਹੋਇ ॥

ਸਾਚਾ ਸਾਹਬੁ ਏਕੁ ਤੂ ਹੋਰਿ ਜੀਆ ਕੇਤੇ ਲੋਅ ॥ ੩॥

ਨੀਚਾ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਨੀਚ ਜਾਤਿ ਨੀਚੀ ਹੂ ਅਤਿ ਨੀਚੁ ॥

ਨਾਨਕੁ ਤਿਨ ਕੈ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਾਥਿ ਵਡਿਆ ਸਿਉ ਕਿਆ ਰੀਸ ॥

ਜਿਥੈ ਨੀਚ ਸਮਾਲੀਅਨਿ ਤਿਥੈ ਨਦਰਿ ਤੇਰੀ ਬਖਸੀਸ ॥੪॥੩॥

[1. G G S p. 15]

  Drive out selfishness and engage in Service of the weak. [1. p. 15]. :-


As it is pre-ordained, people speak their words.

As it is pre-ordained, they consume their food.

As it is pre-ordained, they walk along the way.

As it is pre-ordained, they see and hear.

As it is pre-ordained, they draw their breath.

Why should I go and ask the scholars about this? || 1 ||

O Baba ! the splendor of Maya is deceptive.

The blind man has forgotten the Name; he is in limbo, neither here nor there. || 1 || Pause ||

Life and death come to all who are born.

Everything here gets devoured by Death.

He sits and examines the accounts, there where no one goes along with anyone.

Those who weep and wail might just as well all tie bundles of straw. || 2 ||

Everyone says that God is the Greatest of the Great.

No one calls Him any less. No one can estimate His Worth.

By speaking of Him, His Greatness is not increased.

You are the One True Lord and Master of all the other beings, of so many worlds. || 3 ||

Nanak seeks the company of the lowest of the low class, the very lowest of the low.

Why should he try to compete with the great?

In that place where the lowly are cared for—there, the Blessings of Your Glance of Grace rain down. || 4 || 3 ||

[1. G G S p. 15]

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