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Abadu Man Jeete Man Ichha Fal Upaje

ABDU MAN JEETE MAN ICHHA FAL UPAJE
PEER HASSAN KABEERDEEN

abdhu man jeete man ichhaa fal upaje, ane tan jeete uchhara(n)g;
hardo jeete aana(n)d upaje, is beed jog pacha(n)d abadhu..........1

O slave! when anyone conquers the mind (thought currents)
his mental desires are fulfilled OR attains the fruits of his desires
(without indulging in them); and by conquering the body(sense perceptions),
(spiritual) energy is available. When a person conquers both of them
(mind and body) completely, he attains (constant) joy,
this is indeed the state of maturity(ripeness) of worship.

abdhu kaam krodh jab jeete jogee, sat paveetra tab hoi;
cheet jeete cha(n)daa hove neermalaa, neermal saadhu sohee abdhu..2

O slave! when a worshipper conquers his lust and anger, he then becomes truly holy.
When the consciousness(mind-stuff) is conquered, it becomes pure and shines like moon.
It is then that the aspirant(saadhu) becomes stainless.....

abdhu rasnaa puchha(n)ta ka(n)thnaa amrat, ane geenaan purash ku(n)
beenam;
aakaash raajaa dehen see(n)gaasann, to aad purash ku(n) beenam abdhu........................................3

O slave! by asking(seeking) for the speech (kanthnaa) of Divine nectar (nourishment),
using the tongue(rasnaa); and bowing to the the wise and knowledgable personality
(the True Guide), you will experience that your body is the throne of the King of Heavens
(aakaash raajaa); then your bowing to the first personality
(the Creator- Gur Bhramaa) has been fulfilled.

abdhu kaayaa kaamnee manchhaa devee, ane chaitan purush asathaanam;
karodh ahu(n)kaar kattak kaa raajaa, tees kaa surat neerat paradhaanam abdhu.................................4

O slave! (to most of us) the body is the woman(object of love and attachment)
and the desires of the mind the goddess (to be worshipped), while the soul (chaitan purush)
is enthroned on the seat(hence inactive and undesired). Anger and pride are the rulers
of the army, while the concentration(surat) and love(neerat) are the ministers.

abdhu naam paataal seer upar neermalaa, karam purush see(n)haasann eh;
jo jog jugat doe basat saa(n)heeyaa, to karannaa karannee kartap saaranam abdhu...................5

paataal - nether, lower basa(n)t - dwelling, exist
see(n)haasann - throne kartap - deeds
saaranam - essence, substance

O slave! (for such a person), the (holy)name is in the lower (undersurface)
of the head (is forgotten), and he becomes a prey to his karma.
If spirituality-rites and rituals(jog) and materialism-worldly duties (jugat)
are dwelled by the Lord, then all the actions performed will be of essence (meaningful).

abdhu aashaa maaro cheetaa jaaro, ane hu(n) khudhee karo rasoi.
aasann jeeto nee(n)ddhraa jeeto, keertaar kare so hoi abdhu..................................................6

jaaro - rebuke, banish khudhee - flattery, cunning
aasann - seat, posture(can be treated as a metaphor for comfort and complacency)

O slave! kill vain desires and hopes and banish all worries, and make a
roast of "I" ness or self flattery. Conquer the physical comforts and conquer
sleep(of ignorance) and then surrender yourself to the will of the Creator.

abdhu jo gur male to arath bataave, ane matte cheet kaa se(n)saa;
jal beenaa kamal na fulle, taaku(n) murakh jaanne ha(n)saa abdhu..7

O slave! if one meets a True Guide, He will explain the essence (hidden meaning)
of existence; and will destroy the doubts of your mind. No lotus flower can bloom
without water, in the same manner a fool (or ignoramus one) cannot know his/her
soul without a Guide(water of the soul).

abdhu gur male to parachhe saadhu, gur beenaa baatt na paave;
geenaan ma(n)ddal maa(n) jal bal deevo deeshe, so gur beenaa haath na aave abdhu...................8

parachhe - understand, test

O slave! an aspirant is brought to the understanding(of the inner mysteries
of the faith) when he/she meets the Guide, for without the Guide one
cannot attain the Path. The Lamp (of understanding) that can be seen
(experienced) at the gathering of knowledge (gnaan ma(n)ddal, jamaatkhaanaa),
cannot become available without a Guide.

abdhu rahenn a(n)dheree saathee veree, ane avghadd ghaatt gudhaaraa;
beena agu-e(aguru-e) keeyu maarg paave, taakee chee(n)taa karo saveraa abdhu..........................9

veree- time avghadd(tt?) - disorderly, another way
gudhaaraa - incomprehensible, secret ghaatt - shape
agu-e (agrennee) - leader, guide saveraa - good time, timely

O slave! dark nights become your companion, and your existence is disorderly
and incomprehensible (to your self). Without a Guide one cannot attain a path,
think about this in good time(before it is too late).

abdhu satgur paaras saadhu traa(m)baa, bhette to sovan hoi;
jyu jal mee(n)ne aap prakaashe, tyu maa(n)je darshan soi abdhu....................................................10

O slave! the True Guide is the philosopher's stone (paaras) and the aspirant
is copper(traa(m)baa), when copper comes into contact with the philosopher's
stone it changes into gold. Just as a pool of water shines with the reflection
of the Moon, in the same manner your mind (and heart) is enlightened
(shines with the Light of real faith and joy) upon receiveing the Spiritual Vision ('darshan').

abdhu neermal maddhee satgur kaa duvaaraa, ane dayo(deeyo) purush kaa vaasaa;
harde ku(m)bh pavan ghatt shodho, to alakh purush kee aashaa abdhu .........11

maddhee - hut, fine cottage ku(m)bh - water pot

O slave! the pure hut(body) is the residence of the True Guide,
and offer it to the abode of the Guide(in jamaat khaanaa).
With the water pot of the heart filled with the wind(waves) of love
seek within your being(body). Then aspire for the hope of meeting the
undescriptible person(the eternal entity, the soul).

abdhu sa(n)katt ghaatt a(n)dar las ghaattee, jyaa(n) sui maarag na paave;
tyaa vaahaanaa rath see(n)gaasann raajaa, taa(n)su neet utth aave jaave abdhu....................12
sa(n)katt - hard, difficult, narrow las - slippery
vaahaanaa - celestial rath - chariot

O slave! the path is narrow and difficult and there are many slippery pathways
(branching from it), there is no room even for a needle.
(On such a difficult destiny which is physically difficult to attain),
by mounting a celestial chariot(the True Guide) one can attain to
the throne of the King of heavens, and can indeed can go in and out constantly.

abdhu beerakh beenaa fule ful vaaddee, ane been mukh naad bajaave;
been rasanaa gunn gaave har kaa, so been pag aave jaave abdhu.........................................13

O slave! there you will see a garden of flowers without earth, and you will hear
singing without a mouth; praises of the Lord(har kaa) will be sung without anyone
reciting them, and you will experience movements in and out without any feet.
[These are all mystical experiences without the mediation of sense perceptions.]

abdhu harde betth chetan ba(n)dagee, raaval hay matvaalaa;
i(n)galaa pee(n)galaa sukhmannaa daasee, satgur kee esee baalee abdhu..............................14

harde - with heart or constantly chetan - life, vitality
raaval - aspirant matvaalaa - carefree, charming
daasee - servant, assistant baalee - woman

O slave! sitting in meditation heartily(or constantly), the aspirant becomes
drunk or divinely intoxicated. (this happens)Through the activity of inglaa,
pinglaa and sushmannaa force channels, such is the woman (an object of sensual joy
as an analogy for the spiritual experience) of the True Guide.

abdhu heer parchhe tyu tanku(n) shodho, ane kahyaa gurukaa keeje;
beebaa beejaa maarg jove, tyu ha(n)saa gavan kareeje abdhu..................................................15

heer - silken clothes parchhe - understand,test
beebaa - types; to compose, to mould gavan - sexual intercourse

O slave! as the silken clothes are evaluated and tested(for their quality), in the same
manner evaluate the quality of your soul; and act according to the guidance of the Guide.
As the other kinds(the ones without the Guide) see their path (of marriage),
in the same manner have intercouse(union with the beloved through ibaadaat) for the soul

abdhu ha(n)s purush jab sanmukh aave, tab kaayaa neermal hoi;
karo dhyaan bhea(n)g bhabhutaa, to madhsudan paave koi....................................................16

bhea(n)g - incorporeal, spiritual
bhabhutaa - ashes

O slave! when Hans Purush (an enlightened person or the True Guide)
comes face to face with you, i.e. when you get embraced or enlightened by Him,
your body becomes pure. Then meditate without the awareness of the body
(regard it as ashes, dead), and you will attain the seat of great consciousness (madhsudan).

abdhu naad ba(n)dh doy bhachhanam gurke, ane chee(n)t sat doy saathee;
navsaa parchho khel gurusu, geenaan dhyaan doy haathee abdhu.............................................17

bhachhanam - promise ba(n)dh - prison bondage
naad - sound, music navsaa - bridegroom

O slave! when music and songs are promised to (engrossed in) the Guide,
and the consciousness and truth are companions of each other(are one);
you will realise that He is the bridegroom and you will be playing games with
the Guide, your knowledge and wisdom(genaans), as well as the concentration
(upon the truth) will expand(knowledge and truth becomes one ultimately).

abdhu jaage so jo rasame paake, ane soyaa teene ras khoyaa;
so-e pa(n)th na katte gusaa(n)iyaa(n), murakh chahaave soyaa abdhu.....................................18

O slave! the one who remains awake(is aware of the purpose), matures
enjoying the Divine nector, and the one who is asleep (in ignorance) loses these delights.
By sleeping(in ignorance) one cannot have a short cut to the Lord
(gu - darkness saa(n)iyaa - Lord, the remover of). But a fool prefers his state of sleep.

abdhu ghatt maa(n)he reedh seedh hay, ane ghatt maa(n)he anhad chaalaa;
ghatt maa(n)he bhaag lagaayaa baabu, ghattmaa(n)he see(n)chann
haaraa abdhu....................................................................................................................19

O slave! the real prosperity and success is in the heart,
and there are unlimited movements in the heart. In the heart is the garden of fortune,
brother, and in the heart is the waterer(of mercy).

abdhu ghattmaa(n)he navkha(n)d peerodhamee, ane ghattmaa(n)he hay kevalaasaa;
ghattmaa(n)he saat samuddhra kaa vaasaa, gur beenaa jaay peeyaasaa abdhu.........................20

kevalaas - one of the peaks of the Himalayas

O slave! in the heart is the expanse of the earth with nine continents, and in the heart
is one of the peaks of the Himalays(the entire creation encompassing the horizontal and
vertical limits is in the heart). The heart is the place of the seven seas(of mercy),
but without the Guide one goes thirsty(the Guide opens the doors to the seven oceans(heavens)).

abdhu gur vachane ghatt shodhan kareeje, to gurnar darshan paayaa;
kahe peer hassan kabeerdeen sunno gateeyu lokaa, tene aavaagamann chhoddaayaa abdhu.......21

O slave! conduct the search for the truth through the command of the Guide,
then you will have the Vision of the Imaam and the Peer.
Says Peer Hassan Kabeerdeen, listen you members of the jamaat about those
who have been freed from the cycles of rebirth by us through the experience alluded above.

Source: 
Heritage Society Collection


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