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Kal Taran Gur Nanak Aaiya

Bhai Gurdass Ji Vaar 1 Pauree 23    

The Coming of Guru Nanak

ਸੁਣੀ ਪੁਕਾਰ ਦਾਤਾਰ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਗੁਰ ਨਾਨਕ ਜਗ ਮਾਹਿੰ ਪਠਾਯਾ॥

Suni Pukar Datar Prabh Guru Nanak Jug Mahe Pthaya

Mankind’s Cry for Humanity is Answered in the Advent of Guru Nanak

ਚਰਨ ਧੋਇ ਰਹਿਰਾਸ ਕਰ ਚਰਨਾਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਸਿੱਖਾ ਪੀਲਾਯਾ॥

Charan Dhoe Rehras Kar Charnamrit Sikha Pilaya

He Set Out to Proclaim the Path of Godly Spirituality Through Instilling Divine Messages

(Rehras – Persian. The Path (of Godly Spirituality). Sikha – from Sikhya – Messages. Chanramrit Pilaya – Lit. initiated into the fold; Instilled.)

ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਪੂਰਨ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਕਲਿਜੁਗ ਅੰਦਰ ਇਕ ਦਿਖਾਯਾ॥

Parbhram Puran Bhram Kaljug Ander Ek Dikhaya

Guru Nanak Instilled the One-ness of the Manifest Omnipotent Creator Amongst Mankind

ਚਾਰੈ ਪੈਰ ਧਰੰਮ ਦੇ ਚਾਰ ਵਰਨ ਇਕ ਵਰਨ ਕਰਾਯਾ॥

Charey Paer Dharam Dey Char Varan Ek Varan Kraya

Through the One-ness of the Creator, He Instilled the One-ness of Mankind

(Char Varan – Lit. 4 castes; mankind. Charey Paer Dharam Dey – Lit. All four phases of religion; One-ness of Spirituality of the One Creator.)

ਰਾਣਾ ਰੰਕ ਬਰਾਬਰੀ ਪੈਰੀਂ ਪਵਣਾ ਜਗ ਵਰਤਾਯਾ॥

Rana Runk Brabri Paeri Pavna Jug Vartaya

Within His Proclamation of Equality Guru Nanak Inculcated Humility Amongst Mankind

(Rana Runk Brabri – Lit equality between the ruled and ruling; Equality. Paeri Pavna – Lit. fall at the feet; Humility.)

ਉਲਟਾ ਖੇਲ ਪਿਰੰਮ ਦਾ ਪੈਰਾਂ ਉਪਰ ਸੀਸ ਨਿਵਾਯਾ॥

Ulta Kheyl Pirum Da Paera Upar Sees Nivayea

His Love for Humanity is Unique in His Exceptional Humility Towards Mankind

(Ulta Khel – Lit. uncommon occurrence; Unique. Pirum – love.)

ਕਲਿਜੁਗ ਬਾਬੇ ਤਾਰਿਆ ਸੱਤਨਾਮ ਪੜ੍ਹ ਮੰਤ੍ਰ ਸੁਣਾਯਾ॥

Kaljug Babey Tariya Satnam Parh Mantar Sunaya

The Baba Served Mankind Through His Messages of Divine Virtue

(Mantar – Message. Satnam – Virtue of the One who is in Existence, Divine.)

ਕਲਿ ਤਾਰਣ ਗੁਰ ਨਾਨਕ ਆਯਾ ॥੨੩॥

Kal Taran Gur Nanak Aiya

Gur Nanak’s Coming Is in the Service of Mankind

Bhai Gurdas Vaar Vaar 1 Pauree 23.

English Translation: Karminder Singh, PhD.

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