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SWAYYA - 10

KAAHU LAE PAAHAN POOJ DHAREO SIR KAAHU LAE LING GARE LATKAAYO

(People are engaged in useless ritualistic practices), some worship stone and put it on their head, some hang the phallus (shiv ling) from their neck (thinking that will get them salvation)

Kaahu: some, paahan: stone, pooj: worship, sir: head, ling: phallus, shiv ling – a piece of stone considered holy by Hindus, gare: from neck, latkaayo: hung

 

KAAHU LAKHEO HAR AVAACHI DISA MEH KAAHU PACHAH KO SEES NIVAAYO

Some visualize God in the East, some think He is in the west, and bow their heads in that direction to please Him.

Lakheo: saw, visualized, Har: God, avaachi: east, disa: direction, pachhah: west, sees: head, nivaayo: bowed

 

KOU BUTAAN KO POOJAT HAE PAS KOU MRITAAN KO POOJAN DHAAYO

Some ignorantly worship the idols and some keep on worshipping the dead.

butaan: idols, poojat hae: worships, pas: foolish, mritaan: dead, dhaayo: rushes, goes on

 

KOOR KRIYA URJHEO SABH HI JAG SRI BHAGWAAN KO BHED NA PAAYO II10II.

The whole world is entangled in false rituals, no one knows the secret of (realizing) God.

Here Guru ji refers to the earlier verses, where he revealed the secret of realizing God by saying ‘I am telling the truth, only those who are absorbed in true love and devotion for God can realize Him’).
Koor: false, kriya: deeds, implies rituals, urjheo: entangled, sabh hi: all, jag: world, sri Bhagwaan: the creator of Maya, God, bhed: secret, paayo: found, realized, implies experienced eternal bliss.

 

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AADI GRANTH AND DASAM GRANTH

Guru Gobind Singh ji, before passing away, gave Guruship to Guru Granth Saheb, also called Aadi Granth" (Aadi means the first).
Guru Gobind Singh ji included the bani (writings) of the 9th Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur ji, in Guru Granth Saheb, which was originally compiled by Guru Arjan dev ji (the 5th guru).
None of Guru Gobind Singh ji's writings are included in Guru Granth Saheb. His bani (writings) are included in a separate Granth called Dasam Granth (Dasam means tenth).
Two of the five banis included in our Nitnem (the daily prayers) are written by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. These are Jaap Saheb and ten Saweyeas. Chopaee Saheb, which is included in Rehras Saheb, is also written by Guru Gobind Singh ji.

NAAL EAANE DOSTI VADAARU SEO NEHO, PAANI ANDAR LEEK JEO TISDA THAO NA THEHO (SGGS-Asa Di Waar)

[Friendship with an ignorant person and relationship with a rich person does not last long like a line drawn in water (intellectual and material compatibility is important for a lasting friendship) ]

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