Sunday, February 27, 2011

Guru Nanak: Rejoice in His Will

I have started to translate my dear Guru Nanak's Japji Sahib that is a guide to reach the peace promised by the understanding of Ekonkar. Here are the first two steps. The essence, in my opinion, remains that the purpose of life is to sing.

Step 1: Gratitude

Thinking doesnt unthaw the truth
having countless thoughts a-thousand
Silencing scarcely bring silence
sitting soundless years a-thousand
Hunger happens to still linger
Having heaps hoarded a-thousand
Like candles in the wind are wits
useless rendered a-thousand
Then how to see the light of truth
and remove all this dark falsehood?
By rejoicing in His Will, says Nanak,
and in His will being thankful!

Step 2: His Will

Its in His Will one and all
No one else does have a say
Through His Will springs all life
And His Will that makes small or great
His Will brings High or low stature
His will is what brings joy and pain
In his will are those in peace
In his will too wandering in vain
Everyone everywhere in His will
Without His will there is no one
And once His will is understood
Says Nanak "I" becomes defunct