SGGS Angg 924

Raag Ramkali M.5

This Shantt has 4 padas. The is the 1st pada. A Sikh who has been blessed with Gur Parsad, and has Darshan, joyfully sings Praises of God.

He is my Friend, my Friend stands so near to me; I have seen my Beloved, my Beloved with my own eyes, O my Beloved. (the words Saajanrha – Friend, and Jaanearrha – Beloved, are used three times in each line. This is to give emphasis to the Nature of God. He is a Friend and Beloved).

“Saajanrha mera Saajanrha nikatt khaloerha mera Saajanrha; Jaanearha Har Jaanearha nainn aloerarha Har Jaanearha.”

(After seeing the Lord within himself and nearby, the blessed Sikh now sees Him (His Jote) in all).

With my eyes I have seen Him resting upon the bed within each and every heart. My Beloved is the sweetest Ambrosial Nectar; He is with all, but He is not found as the fool does not know (experience) the delightful taste (of knowing the Lord).

“Nainn aloeyaa ghat ghat soeyaa att Amrit Pria guhrha; naal hovenda leh na sakanda soaoo na jaane murha.”

Intoxicated with the wine of maya, the mortal babbles on about trivial affairs. Caught in the illusion, he cannot proceed to meet the Lord; Nanak says, without the Guru he can get no realisation, that the Lord, his Friend is standing near everyone.

“Maya madh maata hoshi baata milan na jaaye bharam dharha; kaho Nanak Gur bin nahi sujjay Har Saajan sabh ke nikatt kharha.”

Shabad Viakhya by Bhai Manjeet Singh Ji

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Saajanrha mera Saajanrha nikatt khaloerha mera Saajanrha; Jaanearha Har Jaanearha nainn aloerarha Har Jaanearha.