SGGS Angg 378 /Angg 12

Raag Assa M.5

One the Shabads we read daily in Rehiras Sahib. Guru Ji tells us that this human life is our chance to Unite with God. Nothing besides Naam is of importance/value on the Spiritual Path.

You have been blessed with a human body; this is your chance to meet the Lord; no other efforts are of any use; join Sadhsanggat and meditate only upon Naam.

“Bheyi parapatt manukh dehoriya; Gobind milan ki eh teri beriya; avar kaaj tere kitte na kaam; milh Sadhsanggat bhaj keval Naam.”

Make efforts to cross over the terrifying world ocean; this human life is passing away in vain, engrossed in the love for maya (persihables, illusion).

“Saranjaam laag bhavjal taran ke; janam birtha jaat rang maya ke.”(rahao).

I have not acquired any merits by recitation (of His Name), nor have I practiced self restraint or austerities, neither have I lived a righteous life; O my Lord King, I have never served the Saints; Nanak says, my actions have been vile and despicable; I have now taken Your Sanctuary. Please preserve my honor.

“Japp tapp sanjam dharam na kamaaiya; sewa Sadh na jaaneiya Har Raiya; kaho Nanak ham neech karama; Sharan pareh ki rakho sharma.”

Shabad Viakhya by Bhai Manjeet Singh Ji

Shabad Kirtan available on YouTube

Raag Assa