It's not that I only have one fault in me that I can wash away and become pure. My Divine Spouse is awake and I am asleep all throughout the night. In this state of being, there is no way my Divine Spouse will be attracted to me, will love me. My Divine Spouse is awake and I am asleep all throughout the night.-------
I come and lay on the bed, full of desires, wants and unfulfilled dreams. In this state of being, will I be able to please my Divine Spouse or will I not? Dear mother. Sigh! What will become of me? I can't survive without the Spiritual (vision-like) Connection with the Divine Spouse!
I have yet to relish the Love Taste of my Divine Spouse, so my desires remain unfulfilled. My youth has passed by and now my old body aches in frustration. There is still a possibility that I may wake up from this sleep of desires and want, by becoming desireless and in a state of fulfillment.
If the Soul Bride's only decoration and makeup is the discarding of haumai, then the Divine Spouse comes and unites in the Bed of the Heart. Nanak reveals: when the Soul Bride renounces self and submerges in the ocean of Divine Will, then the Divine Spouse is immensely pleased.
I have been away from the blogging scene for quite a while. A trip to India, San Antonio (TX) for the Sidak program, busy with work, hiking trip in the Bavarian Alps last weekend, and this past weekend I was in Italy (Reggio Emilia?) for a AKJ samagam...life is quite busy.
I had prepared this transcreation of a very touching a powerful sabad. Its in Rag Asa from page 356 of Guru Granth Sahib. Interestingly it has four rahau di tuks instead of one. Each line of the sabad expresses a state of being which is the progression towards a state of 'onenes' with Vahguru. I'm still stuck at the first state, btw. And it is also quite interesting how the imagery of a young bride seeking solace and advise from her mother is portrayed. So many times when we are in a bind, the first one to call upon is Mom. Guru Nanak knew human emotions well, he relates with us.
I have a recording of Bhai Bakshish Singh who used to sing this rit of this sabad...I have heard the live version in a CD of a live Asa ki Var in Vancouver recorded in 1978. But this is a studio recording and is equally good. I will post it up here soon once I figure out how to do that. In the mean time folks can search for it (bhai bakshish singh - kya jana kya hoyega ri mai...)
Sabad is given below.
ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ 1 ॥
ਏਕ ਨ ਭਰੀਆ ਗੁਣ ਕਰਿ ਧੋਵਾ ॥ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਹੁ ਜਾਗੈ ਹਉ ਨਿਸਿ ਭਰਿ ਸੋਵਾ ॥1॥
ਇਉ ਕਿਉ ਕੰਤ ਪਿਆਰੀ ਹੋਵਾ ॥ ਸਹੁ ਜਾਗੈ ਹਉ ਨਿਸ ਭਰਿ ਸੋਵਾ ॥1॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਆਸ ਪਿਆਸੀ ਸੇਜੈ ਆਵਾ ॥ ਆਗੈ ਸਹ ਭਾਵਾ ਕਿ ਨ ਭਾਵਾ ॥2॥
ਕਿਆ ਜਾਨਾ ਕਿਆ ਹੋਇਗਾ ਰੀ ਮਾਈ ॥ ਹਰਿ ਦਰਸਨ ਬਿਨੁ ਰਹਨੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥1॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਪ੍ਰੇਮੁ ਨ ਚਾਖਿਆ ਮੇਰੀ ਤਿਸ ਨ ਬੁਝਾਨੀ ॥ ਗਇਆ ਸੁ ਜੋਬਨੁ ਧਨ ਪਛੁਤਾਨੀ ॥3॥
ਅਜੈ ਸੁ ਜਾਗਉ ਆਸ ਪਿਆਸੀ ॥ ਭਈਲੇ ਉਦਾਸੀ ਰਹਉ ਨਿਰਾਸੀ ॥1॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਹਉਮੈ ਖੋਇ ਕਰੇ ਸੀਗਾਰੁ ॥ ਤਉ ਕਾਮਣਿ ਸੇਜੈ ਰਵੈ ਭਤਾਰੁ ॥4॥
ਤਉ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੰਤੈ ਮਨਿ ਭਾਵੈ ॥ ਛੋਡਿ ਵਡਾਈ ਅਪਣੇ ਖਸਮ ਸਮਾਵੈ ॥1॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥26॥