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Aaj Anand Paamiya Man (Garbi) - translation

AAJ AANA(N)D PAAMEAA MAN (GARBI)
BY PEER SHAMSH

aaj aana(n)d paameaa man,

ke sat-gur sireveaa re lol........................................1

'Today we have found joy in our hearts, through the worship of the True Guide, o!

tame bhulo ma murakh lok,

ke maram radeh dharo re lol.......................................2

'Do not be led astray, o foolish folk, but take the secret into your hearts.

e to paakhann deval but,

ke pheraa su(n) phire re lol......................................3

'These temples and idols are a deceit, so why revolve in this circle?

tame sirevo sat-gur nur,

ke gur anavar dhannee re lol......................................4

'Worship the True Guide, the Light, for the Guide is the Glorious Lord.

tame daan daso(n)de rehejo pur,

ke to phal piraamaso re lol.......................................5

'If you regularly offer the tithe in full, you will be gainfully rewarded.

e to puraa rakheesar karase raaj,

je sat-pa(n)the chaalase re lol...................................6

'Those perfect believers will rule who proceed upon the True Path.

tame naa(n)cho din ne raat,

ke kaa(n)hee nahee(n) paamaso re lol..............................7

'You may dance by day and night, but nothing will be achieved.

e to paathar sarave but,

ke bole bhee nahee(n) re lol......................................8

'All these idols are of stone, and they do not speak at all.

tame bhulo te phokatt kaa(n)he,

je ghareeaa maanavee re lol.......................................9

'Why do you let yourself be led astray in vain, when these are man-made objects?

e to garabee juttho chhe dev,

ke bhavaanee chhe kiyaa(n) re lol................................10

'The deity of the dance is false, for where is Bhavanee found in it?

e to gur baramaa nee kallaa bhar-pur,

ke teeyaa(n) sarave rahe re lol..................................11

It is the Creator(Divine) Guide whose power is complete, for it is there that they all dwell.

tame jutthaa juo sab so(n)saar,

ke janam thee jaannajo re lol....................................12

'See how false all the worldly creatures are, whom you have known since birth.

tame maano 'alee avataar,

ke to phal paamaso re lol........................................13

'Accept Ali as the true manifestation, and you will gain your reward.

to paap piraachhat thaase dur,

ke padamee paamaso re lol........................................14

'Your sins and faults will be removed, and you will attain high station.'

em samajaaveaa chhe sat-gure saach,

ke toe nav jaanneaa re lol.......................................15

Thus did the True Guide explain the truth to them, but they did not recognise it.

te to sunneaa sarave lok,

ke valataa boleaa re lol.........................................16

All the people listened to him, then spoke in reply.

tame aavajo beejee raat,

to milee karee naachee-e re lol..................................17

'If you come tomorrow night, let us dance together.'

em boleaa gur samash peer,

ke chetee chaalajo re lol........................................18

Peer Shams the Guide spoke thus: 'Proceed in awareness, o!'

Source: 
Heritage Society Collection

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