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R. Dar Seefate Nek Sohbat Va Dostee - Praise Of Good Comapany And Friendship

jo nek sohobat paaee-e ek dam, to ganeemat jaano vae dam;
ke ek dam kalamaa kufar tutte, ek dam tobaa kare gunaah gum;
ek dam traa(m)baa sonaa hove, paaras bhette padde tta(n)kashaal;
ek dam mohobat maulaa vase, to chhutt padde sab ja(n)jaal.......247

If you attain good company for one breath, than know the breath as being valuable. For, by one breath of the profession of faith(kalima), infidelity is broken, one breath of repentance reduces sins to nothing. By one breath copper becomes gold, when the philosopher's stone strikes the mint. If for one breath, the Lord is present, than one is free from all worries and problems.

nek sohobat akhteeyaar karo, to bure loku(n)se raho amaan;
nek sohabatke barakatse(n)thee bureke buraaee na paho(n)che aan;
dushman buraaee kare so tuje naa paho(n)che, jo tu(n) sa(n)gaatee kee-aa nek;
sa(n)saar buree balaa sab tujathee bhaage, jo aap man vasaayo allaah ek............248

Create the influence of good company around you, than you will be free from the evil lot. Through the influence(grace) of good company, the evil will not reach the evil minded. When an enemy commits evil, it will not effect you, if you are in the company of the pure. The evil and misfortunes of the world will run away from you, if your mind is resided by one God.

dostkee maar bohot dukh laage, jo keese dost aape deve maar;
orke haathse patharbee halkaa laage, dostke haathse fulbee laage bhaar;
ke hamaaraa dost peechhaan keeyu(n) maaraa, ye tan man laage gam;
momeen allaah peechhaan gunaah kare, vay rozee deve dekho karam..249

A blow from a friend is very painful, if at all any friend hits you. From the hands of another person, even a stone feels feeble, whereas from the hands of a friend a flower feels heavy. For, recognising my friend why did I hit him, as a result my body and mind are both in sorrow. A momin recognising God commits sins, yet He bestows livelihood! see how merciful.

meelane jaa-o maradse ayesaa, jayesaa tuje kare man vaar;
thoddee baddaaee deve to thoddaa meelo, bohot deve to meelo bohot vaar;
ba(n)daa meelanaa meelanhaar sa(n)g, sadaa na meele ekee reet;
to thoddee ba(n)dagee bohot neevaaje, ayse saahebsu(n) keeyu(n) na karee-e preet.....250

Go and meet such a man who ennobles you or enriches your mind(heart). If he ennobles you little, then meet him less frequently, and if he gives you more than meet him more often. A creature in meeting with his meeting counterpart, does not always meet in the same manner or intensity. For, by performing little servanthood, he is enriched a great deal. To such a master why don't you love and devote yourself.

jo preet meetra ghaaddee chaaho, to na raakho paddadaa a(n)tar;
ke meetrakaa tthaam to deel he, to deelbee hay meetrakaa ghar;
deel karo ghar meetrakaa, so meetra karo subhaan paak;
jees deel paak vase so paak huaa, or sab deelme(n) paddeeyo khaak............251

If you desire to love your Friend more, than do not keep a veil in your heart. For, the abode of the friend is the heart, than the heart is also the home of the friend. Make your hearts the home of the friend, and a friend who is the Pure and Glorious. The heart in which the Pure resides has become pure, and all the other hearts have been occupied by dust.

bhaayu(n)kaa beechhaddanaa sahee bujo, hay aap deelkaa jalaayaa;
jo bhaaee karo tum dunee-aa maa(n)he, so beechhaddate bohot rahe buddaayaa;
preet na karee-e ayse meetrase, jo beechhaddate na laage ddheel;
meetra karo jo sadaa sa(n)g rahe, so aap paak hae rabal jaleel..252

Know that the separation of a brother in truth is your heart's burning. If you make someone your brother in this world, then when he separates, a great deal of aging occurs. Do not love such a friend, who does not take too long to separate. Befriend someone who always remains your companion, and the one who himself is pure is the Lord the greatest.

deendaaree jo adakee chaaho, to sa(n)gat karo jeese hae mohabat deen;
deenkaa jeese nahee chaavaa, usasu(n) meetraaee mat keen;
sa(n)gat karo deendaarkee, neet jaa bayttho usake paas;
hee(n)gake baasanme(n) hee(n)g baase, fulu(n)ke baasanme(n) hove fulu(n)kee baas........253

If you desire more religious company, than make companionship with those who have love for religion. Those who have no love for religion, do not have friendship with them. Have companionship with the religious gathering, everyday go and seat with them. Around hing(a bad substance), a bad odour is produced, whereas around flowers a pleasant smell of flowers is felt.

par meelannese aap jaat ttole meel chaalo, aap jaatme(n) karo sagaaee;
sa(n)gat vahevaar usase karo, jeenase hove deen bhalaaee;
aap deenke pa(n)thame chaalo, saath le chalo deenbhaaee;
to ekakee ba(n)dagee dekh dujaa kare, ees reet pal pal vadhe kamaaee...........254

In seeking to meet others, it is better to meet with those of your own kind(faith), have relationships among your own kind. Have companionship and relationships with those whose religious life is sound. Proceed on the Path of your religion, and take along with you, your brothers in religion. Then observe each others' servanthood. In this manner, gradually your rewarding actions will increase.

adakee dostee karo aap karaabat, to adakaa hove tumaaraa dolat maal;
baap maaee ben bhaaee or sage, ahesaan karo tum sabake haal;
rab farmaave nek kharch jo enu(n) kaaje, loku(m)bee kahe sunnaayaa;
yateem meesakeen so-aalee ba(n)dh chhoddaanaa, e sab nek kharch gannaayaa...........255

Keep more friendship of your close relatives, then your prosperity will increase. Father, mother, sister, brother and relatives, be considerate for the plight of all of them. The Lord says that if you spend your earnings on them then it is a pure expenditure. Also if wealth is expended on the orphans, the pure, and the needy ones, it is also to be regarded as pure expenditure.

nekee maa baap sa(n)g jo karanaa, so aakabat kaaran aagam pu(n)jee dharanaa;
maa baapkaa hay bohot hay lagataa, so deelase nahee beesarnaa;
karo maa baapkee chaakaree, to hove anat bhalaaee;
to sahee aakabat kaaranne, aapannee aagam pu(n)jee chalaaee.....256

If you perform goodness in the company of your parents, than it will be regarded as your advance capital for the hereafter. There are many obligations towards your parents, do not forget these from your hearts. Look after your parents, than you will have untold good tidings. Than you will have in truth, carried along with you capital for the sake of the hereafter.

ree-aat karo maa baapkee, kaal aayasee putar teraa;
vay bee teree reeyaat karasee, kamaaee fal tu(n) paayasee saveraa;
keesee ba(n)de kamaaee fogatt nahee jaatee, jeene jaysaa kee-aa taysaa paayaa;
teraa putar tujaku(n) chaayasee, jaysaa tu(n) maa baapku(n) chaayaa......257

Respect your parents, tomorrow your sons will come. They will also respect you. You will attain your earned fruits quickly. Any creature's earnings have not gone wasted, whatever one has done so has he attained. Your sons will look after you just as you have looked after your parents.

bhalaa sa(n)gaatee vay teraa, jo tuje bataave nek kaam;
jo nekee tu(n) nahee jaantaa, usakaa tujaku(n) sheekhaave naam;
nek sa(n)gat vay jaano, jo tuje bataave nek raah;
to sa(n)gat karo aal rasulkee, jo neet nekee bataave raah allaah........258

Your good companion is the one who shows you good action. If you do not know goodness, he teaches you the concept of it. Know a good companion as the one who shows you the Good Path. Than keep companionship of the progeny of the Messenger, who shows you goodness daily and the Path of God.

jeesakaa meetra aakeel puraa, to vaybee hove vaysaa;
aakeelku(n) to aakeel bhaave, meetra jaysekaa hove taysaa;
doe meetra ek dujeku(n) chaahve, to je koee chaahve jaat eelaahee;
ke allaah to hae sudh budh puraa, chaahannhaarebee sudh budh paaee.........259

The one whose friend is perfectly intelligent, than he himself will become like him. The intelligent likes the intelligent, he becomes whatever his friend is. Both friends like each other. Then if anyone desires the essence of God, for God is indeed perfectly aware and intelligent, than the lover(of God) attains awareness and intelligence.

jo chaaho khushhaalee deelakee, ke deel rahe khush gulzaar;
to jo bhaaee beeraadar deenakaa, usakaa neet karo deedaar;
jo bhaaee beeraadar deenake, so ek ghatt ek jee-aa;
ek dujeku(n) dekh khushee kare, jeeu(n) peeaasu(n) bhette pee-aa..........260

If you desire joy of the heart, that the heart should remain a rose garden; than if there is a brother(Guide) in religion, go and see his face (in a loving manner). Brothers (and sisters) are one in soul and heart. Therefore seeing each other ignites joy, just like a lover embracing the Beloved.[Going to congregation engenders unity].

dostku(n) jo dost dekhe, to nenume(n) hay roshanee aatee;
nen sukh vase ne mukh hase, hetsu(n) bharee rahe usakee chhaatee;
to dostee aysee pakee karee-e, jo khudaa-e aage hove kabul;
to dostee karo sa(n)g aal nabee, a(n)t chhuttkaa deelaave aal rasul.........261

If a friend sees a friend, than in the eyes there is the emergence of light. There is happiness in the eyes and the face smiles, and his chest is filled with love. Then ripen the friendship in such a manner that in the presence of God, it is accepted. Then maintain friendship of the progeny of the Prophet, the Messenger enables you to get final freedom.

dekho preet dudh paaneekee, dudh letaa paaneeku(n) meelaa;
garam honeke vakat par paanee, dudh bachaave aap jalaa;
uchhal dudh so aag bujaave, jalate paaneekee karataa bachaa;
vesee tareh ek dusarekee, madad kare so dost sachaa.............262

Observe the love between milk and water, milk accepts water as a good friend. When the time of heating comes up upon water, milk saves it by burning itself. Evaporated milk extinguishes the fire, by burning itself, it saves water. In this manner if you help each other, you are indeed true friends.

dudh paaneekaa meelaap dekho, aysee karo tum mohabat preet;
madad karo tum ek dusarekee, aysee rakho tum moman reet;
ek deelee par hak raajee hae, aap hak hay usakaa rafeek;
ayse padaku(n) yaad karo neet, saaf deelee hay sachaa safeek....263

Look at the kind of mixture of milk and water, of such kind have affection and love. Help each other, maintain such a relationship of momins. The Truth is happy with unity of hearts, your Truth is it's friend. Remember this status every day, purity of the heart is the true cure of disease.

neet utth sajan dekhee-e, to haree hove nehkee vaaddee;
nehkaa fal to ye hae, jo dekhee-e aap sajan dahaaddee;
baag to fale nehkaa, jo neet paanee see(n)cho deedaar;
hardam jeekar jo karo, to tan man neh vase aap seerjanhaar......264

Everyday rise and meet your brothers and sisters, then the garden of love will be fresh and green. The fruits of love are these, of seeing the Beloved daily. The garden of love will bear fruit, if you water it with daily loving contact of face to face with others or with the Lord. If you remember God every breath, than your body and mind will be resided by love, your Creator.

akal ne hushee-aaree hove use, jeesakaa so akal hove utam;
kavekaa bachaa bolane na sheekhe, tote(popatt) upar hay rabakaa karam;
pa(n)khee meene utam budh usakee, jo nek asal ne nek jamaal;
aadamee-o meene utam budh nabeekee, or nabeejeekee aal..........265

The mind and intelligence are to those who have the most exalted(noble) minds. An offspring of a crow does not learn how to speak, whereas a parrot has been graced with the Lord's mercy. Among birds the one with most intelligence, is that which has pure origin and pure beauty. Amongst mankind the one with the greatest intelligence is the Prophet and the Prophet's progeny.

nek meejalasme(n) neet neet jaaee-e, sunee-e elam erfaan eelaahee;
nek meejalasme(n) neet neet jaate, ghatte agnaan or deelakee see-aahee;
deel roshan hove saaf aaeenaa, usame(n) deeese hak deedaar;
khud manajal apaneeku(n) paave, e farmaayaa saahebe eesraar.....266

Attend the gatherings of the pure ones daily, listen to Divine knowledge and wisdom. By going to the gatherings of the pure ones daily, ignorance and heart's darkness will decrease. The heart becomes clean as a mirror, and therein the Vision(face) of the Truth is seen. You will attain great heights(in spiritual life), this is said by the Knower of the Inner Mysteries.


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