Archive for July, 2011

SGGS pp 371-373, Aasa M: 5, Shabads 4-9.   ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ Āsā mėhlā 5.   Baani of the fifth Guru in Raag Aasa.   Note: In the world-play one gets attached to dear ones, wealth, authority and so on. Then there are temptations experienced by the sensory organs. All these cause the mind […]

ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੪ ॥ਜਨਮੁ ਪਦਾਰਥੁ ਪਾਇ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ॥ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਬੁਝਿ ਸਚਿ ਸਮਾਇਆ ॥੧॥ Āsā mėhlā 4. Janam paḏārath pā▫e nām ḏẖi▫ā▫i▫ā. Gur parsādī bujẖ sacẖ samā▫i▫ā. ||1|| (Paa-e) having received (padaarath = substance) the gift of (janam = birth) human birth, one should (dhiaaia) remember (naam) Divine virtues and commands – which only the […]

ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੪ ॥ Āsā mėhlā 4. Baani of the fourth Guru in Raag Aasa. ਨਾਮੁ ਸੁਣੀ ਨਾਮੋ ਮਨਿ ਭਾਵੈ ॥ਵਡੈ ਭਾਗਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਹਰਿ ਪਾਵੈ ॥੧॥ Nām suṇī nāmo man bẖāvai. vadai bẖāg gurmukẖ har pāvai. ||1|| When I (suni) listen to discourses on (naam) Divine virtues and commands, (man-i) the mind (bhaavai) loves (naamo) […]

ਆਸਾ ਘਰੁ ੮ ਕਾਫੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੩ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ Āsā gẖar 8 kāfī mėhlā 3 Ik▫oaʼnkār saṯgur parsāḏ. Baani of the third Guru in Raag Aasa to be sung as Kaafi metre to the eighth beat. Invoking the One all-pervasive Creator, who may be known by the true guru’s grace. Note: This composition is in […]

ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੩ ॥ Āsā mėhlā 3. Baani of the third Guru in Raag Aasa. Note: This Shabad shows how to become a beloved of the Almighty and uses the term ‘Laala’ for that. Laala is used in Gurbani mostly for a servant or slave. However mothers use ‘Laal’ which literally means a jewel and […]


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