Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kar kirpa prabh deen dayala

(Translation provided courtesy of Sikhnet)

563-3
vadhans mehlaa 5

antarjaamee so parabh pooraa.
God is perfect - He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts.

daan day-ay saaDhoo kee Dhooraa. ||1||
He blesses us with the gift of the dust of the feet of the Saints. ||1||

kar kirpaa parabh deen da-i-aalaa.
Bless me with Your Grace, God, O Merciful to the meek.

tayree ot pooran gopaalaa. ||1|| rahaa-o.
I seek Your Protection, O Perfect Lord, Sustainer of the World. ||1||Pause||

jal thal mahee-al rahi-aa bharpooray.
He is totally pervading and permeating the water, the land and the sky.

nikat vasai naahee parabh dooray. ||2||
God is near at hand, not far away. ||2||

jis no nadar karay so Dhi-aa-ay.
One whom He blesses with His Grace, meditates on Him.

aath pahar har kay gun gaa-ay. ||3||
Twenty-four hours a day, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||3||

jee-a jant saglay partipaaray.
He cherishes and sustains all beings and creatures.

saran pari-o naanak har du-aaray. ||4||4||
Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of the Lord's Door. ||4||4||

Monday, September 26, 2011

Even Shakespeare knew chardia kala was important

"Frame your mind to mirth and merriment, which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life."
- William Shakespeare

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Daily inspiration: Chattr chakkr varti

From the last lines of Jaap Sahib (still have not figured out how to use AmritLipi on blogger):


Chattr chakkr varti, chattr chakkr bhugte.
God is present on all sides and by Her order controls the universe.

Suyanbhav subhang sarab-da sarab jugte.
God is self-illuminated; She is beautiful and is ever-present in all living beings.

Dukalang pranasi dialang sarupe.
God destroys the pains of births and deaths, and She is compassionate.

Sada ang sange abhangang bibhute.
God is present with all and Her grandeur will never vanish.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

No Kaur Left Behind

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh!

I apologize for being away from the blog for so many months. Such is the ebb and flow of life.

I just wanted to share this beautiful article that I came across on the net. We have a responsibility to support and nourish our Kaurs - they are our future. I certainly struggled with the double standard while growing up and hope to inspire my sisters everywhere to shine.

Please take a moment to read the article and discuss it with your sangat: http://spiritofthesikh.blogspot.com/2011/07/no-kaur-left-behind.html

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh.