Anand Sahib Translation: Paurees 26-30

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

After creating
The polarities
Of male and female

And through
the interaction
Of those energies,
Oh Love,

Your bring the Creation
Into a useful existence
Guided
By Your own command.

You bring the Creation
Into a useful existence
Guided
By Your own command

And You, Yourself,
Behold it.

Someone who flows
With the Sound of Wisdom

Comes to experience this
So deeply
They understand it
In the depth of their being.

To break out
Of the prison
That confines you

And become
Spiritually free


Let the Sound Current
That cuts the ego

Make Its home
In your mind.

This happens
For those who,
By Your Hand,
Divine One,
Flow
With the
Sound of Wisdom.

They are attuned
And attached
With devotion
To Thee.

Says Naanak,
You, Yourself,
Are the Hand
That creates
The Creation.

You, Yourself,
Cause us to understand
The Guiding Command
Behind it. (26)

There are so many
Books
Discussing
What is right
And what is wrong,

But they do not
Create realized people
Who know the Essence
Of the Game.

They do not
Create realized people
Who know the Essence
Of the Game.

Without the
Sound of Wisdom,
The Essence of the Game
Cannot be known.

Caught in the world
Of illusion and doubt,

Bound by the
Three qualities of
Earthiness, Fire
And Ether

They sleep.

And sleeping,
The night of their life
Passes away.

When the Teacher
Touches you
With kindness

Then you wake.

For those
Who have been awakened,
The Divine Essence
Makes Its home
In their minds.

And they speak
In the frequency
And vibration
Of remembering
Their own
Deathless Spirit.

Says Naanak,
This Essence
Comes to those who,
Day and night.
Are bound in love
Attuned to the Divine.

They wake up
And the darkness
Of their night
Passes away. (27)

Divine One,
You gave us
Your protection
When we were
In the womb
Of our mothers.

Oh my mind,
Why ever forget this?

Oh mind,
Why ever forget
Such a great Giver
Who brought us the food
To keep us alive
In the fire
Of the womb?

Nothing can touch
The one who,
Through her own
Spiritual Self-Identity
Stays attuned to Thee
Through love.

You, Yourself,
Are the Attunement.

You, Yourself,
Are the ties
That bind us to You.

The one who flows
With the Sound of Wisdom
Is always protected
And held
By Thee.

Says Naanak,
Oh mind,
Why ever forget
Such a great
Giver? (28)

As is
The fire
Inside the womb

So is the life
When we come out.

The fire
Of the Creative Play
Is one
And the same

And through it
The hand of the Creator
Fashions the games.

By Your own inclination,
Oh Love,
You come into form

And You love
Being in the midst
Of Your beautiful family.

But the devotional love
Of the soul slips away
And we become bound
By our own desires.

This happens
Under the pressures
Of the world around us.

And in this
Creative Play
We forget
The Essence of the Divine.

Infatuation arises.

And we focus on loving
Other people
Other things.

Says Naanak,
Those who are blessed
By the Sound of Wisdom

Become bound by love
Attuned to the Divine.

They live
With devotion

Even in the midst
Of the world. (29)

The Divine Essence
That lives inside of me
And inside
Everything around me

Is beyond price.

There is no power
Or wealth
That can purchase
The experience of it.

No person exists
Who has the power
Or wealth
To buy it.

Trying and failing
The world
Weeps in anguish-
Defeated.

In this state of defeat,
If you meet
The Teacher of Truth

Surrender your head
-Your intellect
-Your concept.

From within yourself
Let your ego
Go.

The One who
Owns you,
Dear,

Intermingle and
Abide
With that One.

The Divine Essence
Will come
And make Its home
In your mind.

The Divine Essence
That lives inside me
And inside
Everything around me

Is beyond price.

They are so very fortunate,
Naanak,
Who have come under
The protective Ownership
Of the Divine. (30)

All Love in the Divine,

Ek Ong Kaar Kaur

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