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I am thirsty, like the rainbird; how can I meet God


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READ THIS SANGAT JI ITS TOUCHING!

chir hoaa dhaekhae saari(n)gapaanee ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]It is so long since this rainbird has had even a glimpse of water.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

thaeraa naam boo(n)dh ham chaathrik thikhehaarae ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]Your Name is the drop of water, and I am a thirsty rainbird.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

saari(n)g preeth basai jal dhhaaraa ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The rainbird loves the rainwater, falling in torrents;[/glow:48408e3eb7]

har aapae saari(n)g a(n)mrithadhhaaraa ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]He Himself is the rainbird, and the Ambrosial Nectar raining down.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

jio chaathrik jal praem piaasaa ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]As the rainbird thirsts longingly for the drop of rain,[/glow:48408e3eb7]

naanak saari(n)g jio piaasae kio mileeai prabh dhaathae ||1||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]O Nanak, I am thirsty, like the rainbird; how can I meet God, the Great Giver? ||1||[/glow:48408e3eb7]

kehi kabeer bhaj saari(n)gapaanee ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]Says Kabeer, meditate and vibrate upon the Lord, like the rainbird remembering the water.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

chaathrik chith piaas chaathrik chith piaas hae ghan boo(n)dh bachithr man aas hae al peevath binasath thaap ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The mind of the rainbird thirsts - the mind of the rainbird thirsts; its mind longs for the beautiful rain-drops from the clouds. Drinking them in, its fever departs.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baarik ko jaisae kheer baalehaa chaathrik mukh jaisae jaladhharaa ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]As milk is dear to the baby, and the raindrop is dear to the mouth of the rainbird,[/glow:48408e3eb7]

chaathrik chithavath barasath mae(n)eh ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The rainbird longs for the rain to fall.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

prabh sio man leenaa jio jal meenaa chaathrik jivai thisa(n)theeaa ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]My mind is attached to the Lord, like the fish to the water, and the rainbird, thirsty for the raindrops.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

thiakath jala(n) neh jeev meena(n) neh thiaag chaathrik maegh ma(n)ddaleh ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]Leaving the water, the fish cannot live; the rainbird cannot live without the raindrops from the clouds.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

boo(n)dh vihoonaa chaathriko kio kar thripathaavai ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]Without the raindrops, how can the rainbird be satisfied?[/glow:48408e3eb7]

mohi chaathrik thumh boo(n)dh thripatho mukh parai ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]I am the rainbird, and You are the rain-drop; when it falls into my mouth, I am satisfied.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

eaek boo(n)dh jal kaaranae chaathrik dhukh paavai ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]For the sake of a single rain-drop, the rainbird suffers in pain.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

jio chaathrik boo(n)dh kee piaas ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]as the rainbird thirsts for the rain drop,[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa prio bolae kokil baaneeaa ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The rainbird cries out, ""Pri-o! Beloved!"", and the song-bird sings the Lord's Bani.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

naanak prio prio chavai babeehaa kokil sabadh suhaavai ||2||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]O Nanak, the rainbird cries out, ""Pri-o! Pri-o! Beloved! Beloved!"" The song-bird is embellished with the Word of the Shabad. ||2||[/glow:48408e3eb7]

prio prio chavai babeehaa bolae bhueia(n)gam firehi ddasa(n)thae ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]"Pri-o! Pri-o! Beloved! Beloved!" cries the rainbird, while the snakes slither around, biting.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

aas piaasee pir kai thaaee jio chaathrik boo(n)dhaerae ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]My hopes and desires rest in You, O my Husband Lord; like the rainbird, I long for the rain-drop.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

boo(n)dh kehaa thiaag chaathrik meen rehath n gharee ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]How can the rainbird forsake the rain-drop? The fish cannot survive without water, even for an instant.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

har bin kio reheeai dhookh kin seheeai chaathrik boo(n)dh piaasiaa ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]Without the Lord, how can I survive? How can I endure the pain? I am like the rainbird, thirsty for the rain-drop.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

naanak sa(n)th chaathrik kee niaaee har boo(n)dh paan sukh thheevan ||2||68||91||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]O Nanak, the Saints are like the rainbirds; they are comforted, drinking in the drops of the Lord's Name. ||2||68||91||[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa khin khin bilalaae ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]Each and every instant, the rainbird cries and calls.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

chaathrik mor bolath dhin raathee sun ghanihar kee ghor ||2||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The rainbirds and the peacocks sing day and night, hearing the thunder in the clouds. ||2||[/glow:48408e3eb7]

chith chaathrik boo(n)dh our ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The rainbird's mind is drawn to the rain-drop[/glow:48408e3eb7]

aiso har sa(n)gae man moh ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The rainbird's mind is drawn to the rain-drop[/glow:48408e3eb7]

chaathrik jal bin prio prio ttaerai bilap karai bilalaaee ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]Without water, the rainbird cries out, ""Pri-o! Pri-o! - Beloved! Beloved!"" It cries and wails and laments.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

chaathrik meen jal hee thae sukh paavehi saari(n)g sabadh suhaaee ||1||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The rainbird and the fish find peace in water; the deer is pleased by the sound of the bell. ||1||[/glow:48408e3eb7]

rain babeehaa boliou maeree maaee ||1|| rehaao ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The rainbird chirps in the night, O my mother. ||1||Pause||[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa jis no thoo pookaaradhaa this no lochai sabh koe ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]O rainbird, the One unto whom you call - everyone longs for that Lord.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa naa bilalaae naa tharasaae eaehu man khasam kaa hukam ma(n)n ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]O rainbird, do not cry out. Do not let this mind of yours be so thirsty for a drop of water. Obey the Hukam, the Command of your Lord and Master,[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa jal mehi thaeraa vaas hai jal hee maahi firaahi ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]O rainbird, your place is in the water; you move around in the water.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa eaehu jagath hai math ko bharam bhulaae ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]This world is a rainbird; let no one be deluded by doubt.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

eihu baabee(n)ehaa pasoo hai eis no boojhan naahi ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]This rainbird is an animal; it has no understanding at all.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa khasamai kaa mehal n jaanehee mehal dhaekh aradhaas paae ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]O rainbird, you do not know the Mansion of your Lord and Master's Presence. Offer your prayers to see this Mansion.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa kiaa bapurraa jagathai kee thikh jaae ||1||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]Not only the thirst of the poor rainbird, but the thirst of the whole world is quenched. ||1||[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa bhi(n)nee rain boliaa sehajae sach subhaae ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The night is wet with dew; the rainbird sings the True Name with intuitive ease.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa gunava(n)thee mehal paaeiaa aouganava(n)thee dhoor ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]O rainbird, the virtuous soul-bride attains the Mansion of her Lord's Presence; the unworthy, unvirtuous one is far away.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa baenathee karae kar kirapaa dhaehu jeea dhaan ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The rainbird prays: O Lord, grant Your Grace, and bless me with the gift of the life of the soul.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehai hukam pashhaaniaa gur kai sehaj subhaae ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The rainbird realizes the Hukam of the Lord's Command with intuitive ease through the Guru.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehae kook pukaar rehi gee sukh vasiaa man aae ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The cries and wailings of the rainbird have ceased, and peace has come to abide in its mind.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

chaathrik thoo n jaanehee kiaa thudhh vich thikhaa hai kith peethai thikh jaae ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]O rainbird, you do not know what thirst is within you, or what you can drink to quench it.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa a(n)mrith vaelai boliaa thaa(n) dhar sunee pukaar ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The rainbird chirps in the ambrosial hours of the morning before the dawn; its prayers are heard in the Court of the Lord.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa eiv thaeree thikhaa n outharai jae so karehi pukaar ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]O rainbird, this is not the way to quench your thirst, even though you may cry out a hundred times.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

chaathrik chith suchith s saajan chaaheeai ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The rainbird is very smart; in its consciousness, it longs for the friendly rain.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

chaathrik jio tharasath rehai thin ko koun havaal ||124||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]Like the rainbird, some remain thirsty - what is their condition? ||124||[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa prio prio karae jalanidhh praem piaar ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The rainbird cries, ""Pri-o! Pri-o! Beloved! Beloved!"" She is in love with the treasure, the water.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa thoo(n) sach cho sachae so liv laae ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]O rainbird, chirp the True Name, and let yourself be attuned to the True Lord.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa thoo(n) sehaj bol sachai sabadh subhaae ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]O rainbird, speak the Shabad, the True Word of God, with natural peace and poise.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehae than man sukh hoe jaa(n) thath boo(n)dh muhi paae ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The body and mind of the rainbird are happy. only when the rain-drop falls into its mouth.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

baabeehaa sagalee dhharathee jae firehi oodd charrehi aakaas ||

[glow=red:48408e3eb7]The rainbird wanders all over the earth, soaring high through the skies.[/glow:48408e3eb7]

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