Anand Sahib Translation: Paurees 6-10

by Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa: ekongkaar.blogspot.com

Without attuning ourselves
Through love
To the dimension
Of Ultimate Reality

Our bodies
Don’t enjoy
The experience of life.

Our bodies
Don’t enjoy
The experience of life

Without that
Loving attunement.

What can we do?
We’re helpless.

Without You,
Oh Divine One,

Nobody has the power
To kindly and lovingly
Bless us
With the blossom-necklace
Of Divine Awakening.

This Spirit of mine
Has no other place
To go.

By attaching ourselves
To the Shabad
The Sound Current
That cuts the ego –
All of our affairs
Are set right.

Says Naanak,
Without attuning ourselves through love
To Thee
What can we do?
We’re helpless. (6)

Bliss. Bliss.
Everyone talks about it.

But only what you learn
Through the Sound of Wisdom
Can give you the experience
Of living every breath
In tune
With the soul’s reality.

Beloved Ones-
Through the Teacher’s
Touch of kindness
You will know
How to live
So every action
Always reflects
The reality of the Spirit.

Through that kindness
All your errors
Will be destroyed.

The balm of wisdom
Will heal your sight
And all your affairs
Will be set right.

Those who
Through the Shabad
Enter into the dimension
Of Ultimate Reality,
Seeing the Formless One in form,

Break their negative attachments
From within themselves
And everything
Gets put
In its proper place.

Says Naanak,
This is the bliss

When through the Teacher’s
Sound of Wisdom
You know
How to live
In tune
With the soul’s reality. (7)

Wise and most respected
Teacher

Those to whom you give
The experience
Of living the soul’s reality

They are the ones
Who receive it.

They receive the experience
When You give it
To them.

Who else is there?
We’re helpless.

Some wander
In the ten directions
Mistaken and
Deluded by doubt.

Some attach themselves
To the Divine Spirit
Within them
And all their affairs
Are set right.

Through the gift
That the Sound of Wisdom
Gives

The mind becomes
Pure and clean
Like the crystal clear
Water of a stream.

This happens
For those who
Lovingly and respectfully
Surrender
To the Teacher’s command.

Says Naanak
Those to whom You give the experience,

They are Beloved.

They are the ones
Who receive it. (8)

Oh you who
Discipline yourself
To live by your
Purity and grace,

Beloved of the Divine,

Come. Let us tell
The story
That can’t be told.

Let us talk about
The Untellable story.

At what door
Will we find
The words
To describe it?

Surrender you body,
Your mind,
Your wealth and property
To the command of the Teacher

And trust that command
Completely.

Trusting and following
The command
Of the Teacher

Sing in the
Frequency and vibration
Which will bring you the experience
Of Ultimate Reality.

Says Naanak,
You who discipline yourself
To live by your
Purity and grace

Deeply listen
And tell
The Untellable Story. (9)

Oh my mind –
Those who move
By inconsistent action

Or who rely
On the cleverness
Of their own intellect

Will never experience
That state of self-trust
Where every action
Reflects
The reality of the soul.

Being clever
Is not going
To take anyone
There.

You!
Listen to me
Mind of mine!

Through this Creative Play –
So enchanting
And attractive –
People become
Delusional
Wandering lost
In doubt.

Through this enchanting,
Attractive Creative Play
People become delusional.

And like taking
A poisonous herb
All their senses
Become useless.

I surrender myself
To that Divine One
Who makes
The fascinating attachments
Of life
Taste so sweet.

Says Nanak,
Oh mind –
Those who move by inconsistent action
Or who rely on the cleverness
Of their own intellect

Will never experience
That state of self-trust
Where every action
Reflects
The reality of the soul. (10)
 
All love in the Divine,
 
Ek Ong Kaar Kaur

 

 

 

 

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