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I asked a few people what this shabad is actually saying, they seemed pretty unsure

Can some shed some light to this shabad please, it would be helpful

peace

A.D

RAAMKALEE, FIFTH MEHL: The fire runs away from the fuel. The water runs away from the dust in all directions. The feet are above, and the sky is beneath. The ocean appears in the cup. || 1 || Such is our all-powerful dear Lord. His devotees do not forget Him, even for an instant. Twenty-four hours a day, O mind, meditate on Him. || 1 || Pause || First comes the butter, and then the milk. The dirt cleans the soap. The fearless are afraid of fear. The living are killed by the dead. || 2 || The visible body is hidden, and the etheric body is seen. The Lord of the world does all these things. The one who is cheated, is not cheated by the cheat. With no merchandise, the trader trades again and again. || 3 || So join the Society of the Saints, and chant the Lord's Name. So say the Simritees, Shaastras, Vedas and Puraanas. Rare are those who contemplate and meditate on God. O Nanak, they attain the supreme status. || 4 || 43 || 54 ||

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I asked a few people what this shabad is actually saying, they seemed pretty unsure

Can some shed some light to this shabad please, it would be helpful

peace

A.D

RAAMKALEE, FIFTH MEHL: The fire runs away from the fuel. The water runs away from the dust in all directions. The feet are above, and the sky is beneath. The ocean appears in the cup. || 1 || Such is our all-powerful dear Lord. His devotees do not forget Him, even for an instant. Twenty-four hours a day, O mind, meditate on Him. || 1 || Pause || First comes the butter, and then the milk. The dirt cleans the soap. The fearless are afraid of fear. The living are killed by the dead. || 2 || The visible body is hidden, and the etheric body is seen. The Lord of the world does all these things. The one who is cheated, is not cheated by the cheat. With no merchandise, the trader trades again and again. || 3 || So join the Society of the Saints, and chant the Lord's Name. So say the Simritees, Shaastras, Vedas and Puraanas. Rare are those who contemplate and meditate on God. O Nanak, they attain the supreme status. || 4 || 43 || 54 ||

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ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥

रामकली महला ५ ॥

Rāmkalī mėhlā 5.

Raamkalee, Fifth Mehl:

ਈਧਨ ਤੇ ਬੈਸੰਤਰੁ ਭਾਗੈ ॥

ईंधन ते बैसंतरु भागै ॥

Īʼnḏẖan ṯe baisanṯar bẖāgai.

The fire runs away from the fuel.

ਮਾਟੀ ਕਉ ਜਲੁ ਦਹ ਦਿਸ ਤਿਆਗੈ ॥

माटी कउ जलु दह दिस तिआगै ॥

Mātī ka▫o jal ḏah ḏis ṯi▫āgai.

The water runs away from the dust in all directions.

ਊਪਰਿ ਚਰਨ ਤਲੈ ਆਕਾਸੁ ॥

ऊपरि चरन तलै आकासु ॥

Ūpar cẖaran ṯalai ākās.

The feet are above, and the sky is beneath.

ਘਟ ਮਹਿ ਸਿੰਧੁ ਕੀਓ ਪਰਗਾਸੁ ॥੧॥

घट महि सिंधु कीओ परगासु ॥१॥

Gẖat mėh sinḏẖ kī▫o pargās. ||1||

The ocean appears in the cup. ||1||

ਐਸਾ ਸੰਮ੍ਰਥੁ ਹਰਿ ਜੀਉ ਆਪਿ ॥

ऐसा सम्रथु हरि जीउ आपि ॥

Aisā samrath har jī▫o āp.

Such is our all-powerful dear Lord.

ਨਿਮਖ ਨ ਬਿਸਰੈ ਜੀਅ ਭਗਤਨ ਕੈ ਆਠ ਪਹਰ ਮਨ ਤਾ ਕਉ ਜਾਪਿ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

निमख न बिसरै जीअ भगतन कै आठ पहर मन ता कउ जापि ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥

Nimakẖ na bisrai jī▫a bẖagṯan kai āṯẖ pahar man ṯā ka▫o jāp. ||1|| rahā▫o.

His devotees do not forget Him, even for an instant. Twenty-four hours a day, O mind, meditate on Him. ||1||Pause||

ਪ੍ਰਥਮੇ ਮਾਖਨੁ ਪਾਛੈ ਦੂਧੁ ॥

प्रथमे माखनु पाछै दूधु ॥

Parathme mākẖan pācẖẖai ḏūḏẖ.

First comes the butter, and then the milk.

ਮੈਲੂ ਕੀਨੋ ਸਾਬੁਨੁ ਸੂਧੁ ॥

मैलू कीनो साबुनु सूधु ॥

Mailū kīno sābun sūḏẖ.

The dirt cleans the soap.

ਭੈ ਤੇ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਡਰਤਾ ਫਿਰੈ ॥

भै ते निरभउ डरता फिरै ॥

Bẖai ṯe nirbẖa▫o darṯā firai.

The fearless are afraid of fear.

ਹੋਂਦੀ ਕਉ ਅਣਹੋਂਦੀ ਹਿਰੈ ॥੨॥

होंदी कउ अणहोंदी हिरै ॥२॥

Hoʼnḏī ka▫o aṇhoʼnḏī hirai. ||2||

The living are killed by the dead. ||2||

ਦੇਹੀ ਗੁਪਤ ਬਿਦੇਹੀ ਦੀਸੈ ॥

देही गुपत बिदेही दीसै ॥

Ḏehī gupaṯ biḏehī ḏīsai.

The visible body is hidden, and the etheric body is seen.

ਸਗਲੇ ਸਾਜਿ ਕਰਤ ਜਗਦੀਸੈ ॥

सगले साजि करत जगदीसै ॥

Sagle sāj karaṯ jagḏīsai.

The Lord of the world does all these things.

ਠਗਣਹਾਰ ਅਣਠਗਦਾ ਠਾਗੈ ॥

ठगणहार अणठगदा ठागै ॥

Ŧẖagaṇhār aṇ▫ṯẖagḏā ṯẖāgai.

The one who is cheated, is not cheated by the cheat.

ਬਿਨੁ ਵਖਰ ਫਿਰਿ ਫਿਰਿ ਉਠਿ ਲਾਗੈ ॥੩॥

बिनु वखर फिरि फिरि उठि लागै ॥३॥

Bin vakẖar fir fir uṯẖ lāgai. ||3||

With no merchandise, the trader trades again and again. ||3||

ਸੰਤ ਸਭਾ ਮਿਲਿ ਕਰਹੁ ਬਖਿਆਣ ॥

संत सभा मिलि करहु बखिआण ॥

Sanṯ sabẖā mil karahu bakẖi▫āṇ.

So join the Society of the Saints, and chant the Lord's Name.

ਸਿੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਿ ਸਾਸਤ ਬੇਦ ਪੁਰਾਣ ॥

सिम्रिति सासत बेद पुराण ॥

Simriṯ sāsaṯ beḏ purāṇ.

So say the Simritees, Shaastras, Vedas and Puraanas.

ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੇ ਕੋਇ ॥

ब्रहम बीचारु बीचारे कोइ ॥

Barahm bīcẖār bīcẖāre ko▫e.

Rare are those who contemplate and meditate on God.

ਨਾਨਕ ਤਾ ਕੀ ਪਰਮ ਗਤਿ ਹੋਇ ॥੪॥੪੩॥੫੪॥

नानक ता की परम गति होइ ॥४॥४३॥५४॥

Nānak ṯā kī param gaṯ ho▫e. ||4||43||54||

O Nanak, they attain the supreme status. ||4||43||54||

Have you read the Tukh's before and after this?

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