Sunday, July 15, 2012

I have no jealousy, for there is only One - Guru Arjan

Today two wonderful guitarists -- Chris Paes and Ryan Fernandez -- came home and we sang this shabad for the second time.  This is a beautiful poem from my dear Guru Arjan.  This was the first that I ever sang from the Guru Granth Sahib. This is raag Darbari Kanara, the favorite raag of Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan who teaches one of my Guru's sons.  "Bisar Gayi Sab Taat Parayi" says the beautiful Guru in the poem.  Here is a rough translation:

I have forgotten all false jealousy
ever since I have found the wise

There is no enemy no stranger
Everyone has become a friend

Whatever happens is good
This wisdom I obtained from them

I have looked and looked everywhere
and found the same ONE living in everyone