Anand Sahib Translation: Paurees 21-25

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

If someone seeking
Spiritual understanding
Abides with
The Sound of Wisdom

That person will become dedicated
And surrendered
To the guidance of the Teacher.

That person
Seeking spiritual understanding
Will become dedicated
And surrendered
To the guidance of the Teacher

Remaining focused
Within herself
on the Sound of Wisdom.

She meditates
On the feet of the Teacher
In her own heart.

And her very essence
Protects that relationship.

This experience
Causes her
To leave her ego behind,
Giving herself completely.

Without
The Sound of Wisdom
There is nothing else
Worth knowing.

Says Naanak,
Listen
You who live
By your purity, grace
And spiritual discipline

In this way
A person seeking spiritual understanding

Becomes dedicated
And surrendered
To the Teacher. (21)

If someone turns away from
The Sound of Wisdom

Without the guidance
Of that Teacher

Spiritual freedom
Isn’t possible.

There is no other way
To attain spiritual freedom.

Go and ask those
Who have
Discriminating insight.

For so many births
Doubts
Have come.

Without the True Sound
Of Wisdom
Spiritual freedom
Isn’t possible.

To attain
Spiritual freedom

Be humble.
Attach yourself
To the Teacher’s feet.

The Teacher of Truth
Will cause you
To listen to the Shabad
The Sound Current
That cuts the ego.

Says Naanak
Think about it.

See it in
This way.

Without the
True Sound of Wisdom

Spiritual freedom
Isn’t possible. (22)

Come
Seekers of Truth

You who are
Cherished
By the Teacher Divine

Sing
In that frequency
And vibration
Which connects you
To the experience
Of the Formless One
In all.

Sing in that
Vibrational Frequency
Given by
The Sound of Wisdom.

That Frequency
Is supreme
Among all frequencies.

Those who
Through grace
Receive this
Vision

They dissolve
Into the Sound of it
In their own hearts.

Drink in
Those Sounds
That will awaken in you
The memory
Of your own
Deathlessness.

Then you shall
Always and forever
Project the color
Of your Essential
Inner Divinity.

Meditate continuously
On the One
Who protects the
Entire Creative Energy
Of the Universe

Who holds
The Divine Mother
In His arms.

Says Nanak,
Always sing
In this frequency
And vibration
Which connects you with
The experience
Of the Formless One
In all. (23)

Without the
True Sound of Wisdom

Other frequencies
And dimensions
Are immature and unsatisfying.

Those frequencies
And dimensions
Are immature and unsatisfying .

Without the
True Sound of Wisdom

All other frequencies
Are immature.

What is spoken
Is immature.

The sense of listening
Is immature.

All that is described
Explained
Seen is immature.

These people don’t say anything

Even if they talk
Continuously
About the Divine
With their tongues.

Those whose awareness
Has been stolen
By the beauty
of Your Creative Play

Who become forgetful
Of Thee,
Oh Love,

They speak
Just for the sake
Of speaking.

Says Naanak
Without the
True Sound of Wisdom

All other frequencies
And dimensions
Are immature
And unsatisfying. (24)

The Sacred Sound
That cuts the ego shackles
Of the mind

Given by
The Teacher

Is a rare
And precious gem
Set with pure diamonds.

Attach your mind
To this rare and precious gem
Of the Shabad

Of the Sound Current
That cuts the ego

And merge yourself
Into It.

The Shabad
Will cause your mind
To intermingle with
The Ultimate Reality

Seeing the Formless One
As Light
Coming into form

As you become
Fixated with Love
For the experience.

You, yourself
Will become
The diamond holding
That precious gem.

Oh Divine One,
You are the power
That gives the gift
Of understanding this
In the depth of our being.

Says Nanak,
The Sacred Sound
That cuts the ego
Is a rare and precious gem
Set in pure diamonds. (25)

All Love in the Divine,

Ek Ong Kaar Kaur

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