Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Whats with the rosaries? God is not a toy! - Kabir

Whats with the rosaries? God is not a toy! - Kabir

I am singing this today.  And I have a new tune after a long time ...

From this shabad written by Kabir in Bhairav (Pg 1158 from the Guru Granth Sahib)

 
माथे तिलकु हथि माला बानां
Māthe ṯilak hath mālā bānāʼn.
Some apply ceremonial marks to their foreheads, hold rosaries in their hands, and wear religious robes.
लोगन रामु खिलउना जानां ॥१॥
Logan rām kẖil▫a▫unā jānāʼn. ||1||
Some people think that the Lord is a play-thing. ||1||
जउ हउ बउरा तउ राम तोरा
Ja▫o ha▫o ba▫urā ṯa▫o rām ṯorā.
If I am insane, then I am Yours, O Lord.
लोगु मरमु कह जानै मोरा ॥१॥ रहाउ
Log maram kah jānai morā. ||1|| rahā▫o.
How can people know my secret? ||1||Pause||
तोरउ पाती पूजउ देवा
Ŧora▫o na pāṯī pūja▫o na ḏevā.
I do not pick leaves as offerings, and I do not worship idols.
राम भगति बिनु निहफल सेवा ॥२॥
Rām bẖagaṯ bin nihfal sevā. ||2||
Without devotional worship of the Lord, service is useless. ||2||
सतिगुरु पूजउ सदा सदा मनावउ
Saṯgur pūja▫o saḏā saḏā manāva▫o.
I worship the True Guru; forever and ever, I surrender to Him.
ऐसी सेव दरगह सुखु पावउ ॥३॥
Aisī sev ḏargėh sukẖ pāva▫o. ||3||
By such service, I find peace in the Court of the Lord. ||3||
लोगु कहै कबीरु बउराना
Log kahai Kabīr ba▫urānā.
People say that Kabeer has gone insane.
कबीर का मरमु राम पहिचानां ॥४॥६॥
Kabīr kā maram rām pahicẖānāʼn. ||4||6||
Only the Lord realizes the secret of Kabeer. ||4||6||