The Sikh Cast

Sikh Cast Ep19 - “O! People, if I meet a trader of the Charmer-Divine” (Sabad of the week)

February 15, 2017

The path is mountainous and very treacherous,
All I have is this virtue-less ox-mind.
O! Charmer-Divine, this is my one plea:
Protect my capital, O! Darkness-Destroyer. 1.

O! People, if I meet a trader of the Charmer-Divine,
then my caravan of ox-carts will be loaded. 1. Reflect.

I am a trader of the Charmer-Divine,
trading for intuitive wisdom.
I have loaded the wealth of Charmer-Divine’s Nam,
The world has loaded the poison. 2.

Knowers of this world and beyond,
write whatever pleases you.
The Messenger of Death cannot punish me,
for I have cast aside all entanglements. 3.

The world is like the temporary color of the safflower,
The color-love of my Charmer-Divine is permanent,
like the dye of the madder plant, says Ravidas, the tanner. 4.

 

ੴ ਸਤਿ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
ਗਉੜੀ ਬੈਰਾਗਣਿ ਰਵਿਦਾਸ ਜੀਉ ॥
ਘਟ ਅਵਘਟ ਡੂਗਰ ਘਣਾ ਇਕੁ ਨਿਰਗੁਣੁ ਬੈਲੁ ਹਮਾਰ ॥.
ਰਮਈਏ ਸਿਉ ਇਕ ਬੇਨਤੀ ਮੇਰੀ ਪੂੰਜੀ ਰਾਖੁ ਮੁਰਾਰਿ ॥੧॥
ਕੋ ਬਨਜਾਰੋ ਰਾਮ ਕੋ ਮੇਰਾ ਟਾਂਡਾ ਲਾਦਿਆ ਜਾਇ ਰੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਹਉ ਬਨਜਾਰੋ ਰਾਮ ਕੋ ਸਹਜ ਕਰਉ ਬ੍ਯ੍ਯਾਪਾਰੁ ॥
ਮੈ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਧਨੁ ਲਾਦਿਆ ਬਿਖੁ ਲਾਦੀ ਸੰਸਾਰਿ ॥੨॥
ਉਰਵਾਰ ਪਾਰ ਕੇ ਦਾਨੀਆ ਲਿਖਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਆਲ ਪਤਾਲੁ ॥
ਮੋਹਿ ਜਮ ਡੰਡੁ ਨ ਲਾਗਈ ਤਜੀਲੇ ਸਰਬ ਜੰਜਾਲ ॥੩॥
ਜੈਸਾ ਰੰਗੁ ਕਸੁੰਭ ਕਾ ਤੈਸਾ ਇਹੁ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ॥
ਮੇਰੇ ਰਮਈਏ ਰੰਗੁ ਮਜੀਠ ਕਾ ਕਹੁ ਰਵਿਦਾਸ ਚਮਾਰ ॥੪॥੧॥


Bhagat Ravidas ji in Gauri Bairagan Rag | Guru Granth Sahib 345

Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. In this trans-creation, we have chosen to keep the repeating words in the Sabad same. We aspire to learn and retain the Divine attribute as used in the original Sabad and avoid terms like God or Lord.

Note: I confused the word “banjaro” with “banjaran.” Many apologies.

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Guest: Inni Kaur (@innikaur)

Host: Manpreet Singh (@mjassal)

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