Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bhagat Dhanna - Gopal teraa Aartaa

Listened to this on the radio today. Why does Bhagat Ji name all these worldly goods as something he wants. There must be a problem with this translation.

gopwl qyrw Awrqw ]

O Lord of the world, this is Your lamp-lit worship service.

jo jn qumrI Bgiq krMqy iqn ky kwj svwrqw ]1] rhwau ]

You are the Arranger of the affairs of those humble beings who perform Your devotional worship service. ||1||Pause||

dwil sIDw mwgau GIau ]

Lentils, flour and ghee - these things, I beg of You.

hmrw KusI krY inq jIau ]

My mind shall ever be pleased.

pn@IAw Cwdnu nIkw ] Anwju mgau sq sI kw ]1]

Shoes, fine clothes, and grain of seven kinds - I beg of You. ||1||

gaU BYs mgau lwvyrI ]

A milk cow, and a water buffalo, I beg of You,

iek qwjin qurI cMgyrI ]

and a fine Turkestani horse.

Gr kI gIhin cMgI ]

A good wife to care for my home

jnu DMnw lyvY mMgI ]2]4]

- Your humble servant Dhanna begs for these things, Lord. ||2||4||