Your Nam is the merchandise and the trade, indeed! 1. Reflect.

If I were to become a doe,

dwelling in the forest, picking and eating grass and plants.

If I were to meet Husband-Divine by Guru’s Grace,

I would continuously adore You,

O! Breath of Breath, O! Life of Life.

 

I am a trader of the Charmer-Divine,

Your Nam is the merchandise and the trade, indeed! 1. Reflect.

 

If I were to become a koel* dwelling on a mango tree,

I would reflect intuitively on Sabad.

If I were to meet my Husband-Divine naturally and intuitively,

I would see the vision and the form of the Infinite. 2.

 

If I were to become a fish, dwelling in the Water-Divine,

I would be in the domain of ‘The One’ who takes care of all life-forms.

I would meet my Husband-Divine with open arms who dwells all around. 3.

 

If I were to become a serpent, dwelling in the ground,

I would become fear-free as Sabad dwells within.

Nanak: Those whose light merges with the Light become bride-lovers forever. 4.

 

*Cuckoo bird. In ancient Sanskrit literature, the mango tree symbolizes eternal love. The relationship of a mango tree laden with blossoms and the Koel is that of a lover and the beloved.

 

ਗਉੜੀ ਬੈਰਾਗਣਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥

ਹਰਣੀ ਹੋਵਾ ਬਨਿ ਬਸਾ ਕੰਦ ਮੂਲ ਚੁਣਿ ਖਾਉ ॥

ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਹੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਵਾਰਿ ਵਾਰਿ ਹਉ ਜਾਉ ਜੀਉ ॥੧॥

ਮੈ ਬਨਜਾਰਨਿ ਰਾਮ ਕੀ ॥

ਤੇਰਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਖਰੁ ਵਾਪਾਰੁ ਜੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਕੋਕਿਲ ਹੋਵਾ ਅੰਬਿ ਬਸਾ ਸਹਜਿ ਸਬਦ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ ॥

ਕੋਕਿਲ ਹੋਵਾ ਅੰਬਿ ਬਸਾ ਸਹਜਿ ਸਬਦ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ ॥

ਸਹਜਿ ਸੁਭਾਇ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਹੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਦਰਸਨਿ ਰੂਪਿ ਅਪਾਰੁ ॥੨॥

ਉਰਵਾਰਿ ਪਾਰਿ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਹੁ ਵਸੈ ਹਉ ਮਿਲਉਗੀ ਬਾਹ ਪਸਾਰਿ ॥੩॥

ਨਾਗਨਿ ਹੋਵਾ ਧਰ ਵਸਾ ਸਬਦੁ ਵਸੈ ਭਉ ਜਾਇ ॥

ਨਾਨਕ ਸਦਾ ਸੋਹਾਗਣੀ ਜਿਨ ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਸਮਾਇ ॥੪॥੨॥੧੯॥

 

Guru Nanak Sahib in Gauri Bairagan Rag | Guru Granth Sahib, 157

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