ENJOY BAANI OF SANT KABEERJI
antar mael jay tirath nahvai tis baikunth na jaanaaN.
With filth within the heart, even if one bathes at sacred places of pilgrimage, still, he shall not go to heaven.
lok pateenay kachhoo na hovai naahee raam ayaanaa. ||1||
Nothing is gained by trying to please others – the Lord cannot befooled. ||1||
poojahu raam aik hee deyvah.
Worship the One Divine Lord.
saanchaa nhaavan gur kee sayvaa. ||1||
The true cleansing bath is service to the Guru. ||1||Pause||
jal kai majhan tay gat hovei nit-nit maynduk naavehi.
If salvation can be obtained by bathing in water, then what about the frog, which always bathing in water?
jaisay maynduk taisay ohay nar fir fir joonee aavehi. ||2||
As is the frog, so is that mortal; he is reincarnated, over and over again. ||2||
manhon kathor marai baanaaras narak na baanchiaa jaavee.
If the hard-hearted sinner dies in Benaares, he cannot escape hell.
har kaa sant marai haarhambai te saglee sain taraavee. ||3||
And even if the Lord’s Saint dies in the cursed land of Haramba, still he saves all his family. ||3||
dinas na rain bayed nahee saastar tahaa basai nirankaaraa.
Where there is neither day nor night, and neither Vedas nor Shaastras, there, The Formless Lord Abides.
kahai kabeer nar tisehi Dhiyaavahu bahuri naa avahi sansaaraa. ||4||
Says Kabeer, meditate on Him, O unwise man if you need salvation from this world. ||4||