Satguru Ravidass Maharaj Ji´s Holy Mission & Philosophy. 

"Satsangat mil rahee-ai maaDha-o jaisay maDhup makheeraa." 

Amritbani Satguru Ravidass Maharaj, English Translation by Siri Ram Arsh

Other books by Siri Ram Arsh
1. Agnaar (Poems) - 1975
2. Rabaab (Ghazals) - 1978
3. Purslaat (Ghazals) - 1981
4. Sankh te Sippian (Ghazals) - 1984
5. Sparsh (Poems) - 1985
6. Sarghian te Samundar (Ghazals) - 1987
7. Ghazal Samundar (Ghazals) - 1989
8. Kirana Di Bukkal (Ghazals) - 1993
9. Sandli Paun (Novel) - 1989
10. Alokaari Shakti Guru Ravidass (Biography) - 1994
11. Agammi Noor (Epic) - 1996
12. Panth Sajaiyo Khalsa (Epic) - 1999
13. Samundar Sanjam (Ghazals) - 2001
14. Tum Chandan (Epic) - 2002
15. Guru Mileo Ravidass (Epic) - 2005
16. Sagal Bhawan De Nayak (Biography of Guru Ravidass) - 2005
17. Adutti Aad Kavi (Biography of Maharishi Valmik) - 2005
18. Tan Tapan Tandoori (Poems) - 2005
19. Harfan di Sanwedna (Ghazals) - 2009
20. Ravidassia Religion and Dera Sachkhand, Ballan - 2011

Amritbani (Satguru Ravidass Maharaj)
English translation by
Siri Ram Arsh
Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Public
Charitable Trust, Seer Goverdhanpur,
Varanasi (U.P.)
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First Published : 2012
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CONTENTS

BLESSINGS 11
BENDICTION 12
SOME IMPORTANT FACTS RELATING TO THE LIFE OF 14
SATGURU RAVIDASS MAHARAJ
PRINCIPLES OF RAVIDASSIA RELIGION 15
PREFACE 16
AARTI 26
SHABADS
1. TOHI MOHI MOHI TOHI ANTAR KAISA 27
2. MERI SANGAT POCH SOCH DIN RATI 27
3. BEGAM PURA SAHAR KO NAAO 28
4. SADHO! KA SASHTRAN SUN KEENO 29
5. TERA JAN KAHAI KO BOLAI 30
6. AISI BHAGAT NA HOYE RE BHAI 31
7. HAI SABH ATAM SUKH PARKAS SAANCHO 32
8. KOYO SUMRAN DEKHON YAI SABH UPLI CHOBHA 32
9. PEHLAI PEHRAI RAIN DAI BANJARYA 33
10. YA RAMA EIK TU DAANA TERA AADH BHEKH NA 35
11. GHAT AVGHAT DUGAR GHANA 35
12. SATJUG SAT TETA JAGI DUAAPAR PUJA CHAR 36
13. KUP BHARIO JAISE DADIRA 37
14. MARIG MEEN BHARING PATANG 38
15. SANT TUJHI TAN SANGAT PARAAN 39
16. TUM CHANDAN HAM IRAND BAPURE 39
17. KAHA BHAIOO JAO TAN BHAIOO CHHIN CHHIN 40
18. HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HARE 40
19. MATI KO PUTRA KAISE NACHAT HAI 41
20. DUDH TA BACHHRAI THANHU BITARIO 41
21. JAB HAM HOTE TAB TU NAAHI AB TUHI MAI NAAHI 42
22. JAO HAM BANDHE MOH FAAS 43
23. DULABH JANAM PUNN PHAL PAIO BIRTHA 44
24. SUKH SAGAR SURTAR CHINTAMAN 44
25. JAO TUM GIRIVAR TAO HAM MORA 45
26. JAL KI BHIT PAVAN KA THAMBHA 46
27. CHAMRATA GANTH NA JANIE 46
28. RE MANN! CHET MEECH DIN AAYA 47
29. HAM SAR DIN DIYAL NA TUM SAR 48
30. CHIT SIMRAN KARAO NAIN AVILOKANO 48
31. NAAM TERO ARTI MAJAN MURARE 49
32. MERI PREET GOPAL SOUN JAN GHATAI HO 50
33. TRAHAI TRAHAI TRIBHUVANPAT PAAWAN 50
34. DARSHAN DEEJHAI RAM DARSHAN DEEJHAI 51
35. JAN KO TAR TAR NAATH RAMIYA 51
36. JO TUM GOPALEAH NEH GAIHO 52
37. PRABHU JI SANGAT SARAN TIHARI 53
38. PANDE KAISI PUJ RACHI RE 53
39. NATH KACHHUA NA JANO 54
40. SAH KI SAR SUHAGAN JANAI 55
41. JO DIN AVAHI SO DIN JAHI 56
42. UCHE MANDAR SAAL RASOI 56
43. DUKHIARI DUKHARA JAG MEH 57
44. DARID DEKH SABH KO HASAI AISI DASA HAMARI 57
45. JIH KUL SADH BAISNOU HOE 58
46. KA TU SOVE JAAG DIWANA 59
47. KHALIK SIKSATA MAIN TERA 60
48. JO MOH BAIDAN KAASAN AAKHUN 60
49. TA THAIN PATIT NAHI KO PAWAN 61
50. AISA HI HAR KIYO PYIVO 62
51. KAA GAYOUN KACHHU GAYE NA HOI 63
52. AB KA KEH KAUN BATAUN 63
53. KHOJAT KITHU FIRAY, TERE GHAT MAIN SIRJANHAR 64
54. SANTO KUL PAKHI BHAGAT HAIVSI KALYUG MAIN 65
55. PAANDE! HAR VICH ANTAR DADHA 66
56. MANN MERO THIRU NA RAHAYI 67
57. HUM GHAR AAYEO RAM BHATAR 67
58. KALHU NAYI TAH PAD SEES 68
59. MUKAND MUKAND JAPAHU SANSAR 68
60. JE OH ATHSATH TIRATH NHAVAI 69
61. AAJ DIVAS LAIUN BALIHARA 70
62. AISE JAAN JAPO RE JEEV 71
63. PARIAI GUNIAI NAAM SABH SUNIAI 72
64. PARCHAI RAM RAMAI JO KOI 72
65. AB MAIN HARYO RAI BHAI 74
66. GAYAI GAYAI AB KA KEH GAAYUN 75
67. RAM JAN HOYUN NA BHAGAT KAHAYUN 76
68. AB MERI BURRI RE BHAI TATAI CHARRI LOK BARRAI 77
69. BAHI RE! BHRAM BHAGAT SUJAN 78
70. JAYO TUM KAARAN KAISVAI ANTAR LIV LAAGI 79
71. AAYO HO AAYO DEV TUM SARNA 79
72. BHAI RE RAM KAHAN HAI MOH BATAVO 80
73. AISO KUCHU ANUBHAO KEHAT NA AAVAI 81

74. PANDAT! AKHIL KHILAI NAHI KA KEH GAAYUN 81
75. NARHAR CHANCHAL HAI MAT MORI 82
76. TAB RAM NAAM KEH GAVAIGA 83
77. SANTO ANIN BHAGAT YEH NAHI 84
78. BHAGTI AISI SUNHU RE BHAI 84
79. AB KUCH MARAM BICHARA HO HAR 85
80. NARHAR PRAGTAS NA HO PRAGTAS NA HO 86
81. JIYO TUM KARAN KESWAI LALACH JIV LAGA 87
82. GOVINDAI BHOJAL BIADH APARA 88
83. AAGAY MANDA HAVAI RAHYA PARKIRAT NA JAYI 88
84. DHRIG DHRIG JEEVAN RAJAI RAM BINA 89
85. AISI LAL TUJH BIN KAUN KARAI 90
86. SUKH SAGAR SURITAR CHINTAMAN 90
87. PIYA RAM RAS PIYA RE 91
88. MANN MORA MAYA MAIN LAPTANO 91
89. BEET AAYU BHAJAN NAHI KINA 92
90. PRABHU JI TUM AUGUN BAKHASHANHAR 93
91. KHAT KARAM KUL SANJUGAT HAI 93
92. RE MANN RAM NAM SAMBHAR 94
93. HOU BANJARYO RAM KO 95
94. PREET SUDHAMANN AAV 96
95. BIN DEKHE UPJAI NAHI AASA 96
96. AISA DHIYAN DHARO BANWARI 97
97. ABGAT NATH NIRANJAN DEVA 98
98. BHAISH LIYO PAI BHED NA JANIYO 99
99. GURU SABH REHAS AGMAIN JAANAI 100
100. TUJHEH SUJHANTA KACHHU NAHI 100
101. NAGAR JANAN MERI JAT BIKHIAT CHAMARAN 101
102. HAR JAPAT TEU JANA PADAM KAVLAS PAT 102
103. MILAT PIARO PARAN NATH KAVAN BHAGAT TE 102
104. KESVAYEH VIKAT MAYA TOR TATAI BIKAL GAT MOR 103
105. RAMAH PUJA KAHAN CHARRAU 104
106. BARAJ HO BARAJ BITHULAI MAYA JAG KHAYA 104
107. TUJHI CHARAN ARBIND BHAWAN MANN 105
108. BANDAI JAAN SAHIB GANI 106
109. SO KACHU VICHARIO TATHAI MERO MANN 107
110. BHAI RE SEHAJ BANDO SOI 107
111. DEHU KALALI EK PIALA 108
112. AISI MERI JAAT VIKHIAT CHAMAR 108
113. PAAR GAYA CHAHAI SAB KOI 109
114. SATGUR HUMHU LAKAHI BAAT 110
115. BAPURAO SAT RAVIDASS KAHAI RE 110
116. EH ANDES SOCH YIH MERE 111
117. BORI KARILAI RAM SANEHA 112
118. RE MANN MANCHALA SANSAR SAMUNDAI 112
119. RATH KO CHATUR CHLAWANHARO 113
120. JO TUM TORO RAM MAI NAHI TORON 114
121. KAIH BIDHI AB SUMIRO RE 114
122. AB KAISE CHUTAI NAM RAT LAAGI 115
123. MADHO BHRAM KAISE NA BILAYI 116
124. MANN MERO SAT SAROOP BICHAR 117
125. THOTHO JAN SOYI PACHORO RE KOI 118
126. MADHO! MOH EIKU SAHARA TORA 118
127. PAWAN JAS MADHO TORA 119
128. JAG MAIN VED BAID MANNIJAI 120
129. TUM KARHU KIRPA MOH SAI 120
130. CHAL MANN HAR CHATSAL PARRAOUN 121
131. HAR SIMRAI SOI SANT BICHARO 122
132. SAB KUCH KARAT NA KAHOUN KUCH KAISE 122
133. JA KAI RAM JI DHANI TA KAI KAH KI KAMI HAI 123
134. BHAGAT NA HOYI RE NA HOYI 124
135. RE PAYEO RE RAM AAMI RAS 125
136. DEKH MURKHTA TEHU MANN KI 125
137. AARTI KAHAN LAIN KAR JOVAI 126
138. SANT UTRAI AARTI DEV SIROMNIYEH 127
139. GAGAN MANDAL MAIN AARTI KIJAI 127
140. AARTI KARAT HARSHAI MANN MERO 128
PADAIS 130-151
PAINTI AKHRI 152-158
BANI HAFTAWAAR 159-161
BANI PANDRA TITHI 162-169
BARA MAAS UPDESH 170-182
DOHRA 183
SAAND BANI 184-185
ANMOL VACHAN (MILNI DE SAMAIN) 186
SHADI UPDESH 187-189
SUHAG USTAT 190
MANGLACHAAR 191-194
ANMOL VACHAN 195
SHALOK 196-240

 
 
 
BLESSINGS
The most distinguished Guru of the Bhakti movement, Satguru
Ravidass had provided a novel concept of equality, liberty and
Universal brotherhood during the medieval period of the Indian
history. He exhorted human beings to shun superstitions and
orthodox rituals. Dera Sach Khand, Ballan is actively engaged in
disseminating the holy philosophy and message of Guru
Ravidass. For this purpose, the Dera has been publishing books,
other relevant material, producing documentary films and CDs.,
sponsoring T.V. programmes on Bani and teachings of Guru
Ravidass. The sphere of the weekly magazine ‘Begumpura
Shaher, the voice of the Dera and Ravidassia Religion has
been widened by making it a trilingual weekly. The religious Granth of the newly formed Ravidassia
Religion Amritbani is already available in Devnagri and
Gurmukhi scripts. Mr. Siri ram Arsh, a noted writer, has
translated Amritbani into English language for the benefit of
devotees settled India & abroad.
I am hopeful that this English Version of the holy
Amritbani , will be helpful in disseminating the unique concept
of socialism and equality put forth by Guru Ravidass about
six centuries ago. This book will also provide enlightenment
to its readers about the pious thoughts of Guru Ravidass.
I feel immense pleasure in presenting this valuable book
to the readers with my sincere blessings.
Sant Niranjan Dass
Gaddi-Nashin
Dera Sachkhand, Ballan,
District Jalandhar
Punjab, India.

BENEDICTION

The formation of new Ravidassia Religion was announced
at a mammoth gathering held on the auspicious occasion
of the 633rd anniversary of Satguru Ravidass, at Seer
Goverdhanpur, Varanasi. In this congregation, the
Amritbani of Guru Ravidass was declared the religious
Granth of the newly formed Ravidassia Religion. I have
been receiving requests from so many quarters to get the
holy Amritbani translated into English language. I
entrusted this job to a staunch devotee of Dera, Mr. Siri
Ram Arsh, a celebrated writer.
Siri Ram Arsh has so far authored 20 books including
two epics on the life and teachings of Guru Ravidass viz.
Guru Mileo Ravidass in Hindi language and Tum Chandan
in Punjabi language. Tum Chandan epic was recited by Sant
Rama Nand, ( Amar Shaheed of Ravidassia Nation. ). The
VCDs and DVDs of the recitation are available with the
Dera. He has also written two prose books namely Sagal
Bhawan Ke Naiyak and Alokari Shakti- Guru Ravidass,
depicting the the life of Guru Ravidass. An other important
book of the author is Ravidassia Religion and Dera Sach
Khand, Ballan in addition to a biography of Maha Rishi
Valmik, Aadi Aad Kavi. Punjab Government has declared
his epic Agammi Noor (in Punjabi) as the best book of the
year 1997-98 and honoured the author with cash prize.
Similarly another book of poetry composed by Arsh,
Harfan se Sanvaidnan, has been declared the best book of
the year 2010. He was honoured with a cash prize, a plaque
and a shawl at a special function held at Jalandhar Cantt
On November 1, 2o11. He was earlier awarded a gold
medal by the Dera on February 18,2011, on the occasion
of the 634th anniversary of Guru Ravidass at Seer
Goverdhanpur, Varanasi.
He is the first writer who has written articles on
Ravidassia Religion and its Religious Granth Amritbani. In
Amritbani 11 12 Amritbani
my opinion, the translation of Amritbani into English
language was an Herculean task, which Siri Ram Arsh has
completed successfully with the kind blessings of Guru
Ravidass and Saints of Dera Ballan.
I am feeling immense pleasure in presenting this
important volume to the readers. I am sure Mr. Arsh will
write more books in the line in order to spread the holy
message of Satguru Ravidass.
Jai Gurdev.
Sant Surinder Dass Bawa
Dera Sachkhand, Ballan
District Jalandhar
Punjab, India.


Some important facts relating to the life of
Satguru Ravidass Maharaj

Date of Birth : Year 1377 A.D.(Magh Sudi 15,
Bikrami Samvat 1433)
Birth place : Seer Goverdhanpur, Banaras
(Varanasi), U. P. – India
Name of father : Shri Santokh Dass
Name of mother : Shrimati Kalsi Devi
Name of grandfather : Shri Kalu Ram
Name of grandmother : Shrimati Lakhpati
Name of wife : Shrimati Lona
Name of son : Shri Vijay Dass
Date of Brahmleen Sangrand of month of Harh,
(Salvation) : Bikrami Samvat 1584,
(1528 A. D.)
Place of Brahmleen Banaras (Varanasi)
(Salvation) :

Principles of Ravidassia Religion

1. Our Guru :                    Satguru Ravidass Maharaj
2. Our Religion :               Ravidassia
3. Our Religious Granth :   Amritbani Satguru Ravidass Maharaj
4. Our Religious Symbol : Hari
5. Our Salutation :            Jai Gurudev
6. Our ultimate place of Pilgrimage: Sri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Mandir, Seer Goverdhanpur, Varanasi (U.P.)-

India
7. Our objects : To propagate the Bani and
teachings of Satguru Ravidass.
Besides the teachings and
thoughts of Maharishi Bhagwan
Balmik, Satguru Namdev,
Satguru Kabir, Satguru
Trilochan, Satguru Sain and
Satguru Sadna would also be
propagated.
To respect all religions, love the
mankind and lead virtuous life.

PREFACE

The doyen of Indian Bhakti movement, eminent saint of
medieval period and founder of the Ravidassia religion, Guru
Ravidass, was born on the full moon night of the month of
Maagh, Bikrami Samvat 1433, which coincides with the year
1377 A.D., at Seer Goverdhanpur near Varanasi (Banaras), U.P.-
India. This period is called the darkest period in the history of
India because during this age a large section of the Indian
society was deprived of the basic human rights including
equality, fraternity and sovereignty. Those depressed people
were not allowed to receive education, to change their
profession, to worship God, in addition to other numerous
restrictions imposed on them. Therefore, Guru Ravidass had
to wage a relentless crusade against such social evils. Through
his hymns he urged the deprived and downtrodden people to
shun ignorance & illiteracy and work hard in order to ameliorate
their lot because poverty, illiteracy and ignorance are the
cruelest enemies of mankind. While showing innocent people
the right path of meditation, he had to strive hard to win back
the snatched rights of the poor, depressed and oppressed
people. He made strenuous efforts at many levels for the social
emancipation of the downtrodden people. With a view to
achieving this target, Guru Ravidass faced so many difficulties
throughout his life.
From the very beginning of his life, the child Ravidass
had inclination towards devotion and started worshipping God.
For this reason, he faced severe resistance from the orthodox
members of the so called upper caste society. The Brahmans
of Banaras were putting obstacles in the way of his devotion
because according to their ancient traditions, prevailing in the
medieval period, no man born in the so called low caste was
allowed to perform worship of God. But when they failed to
prevent Ravidass from meditation, they conspired to eliminate
Ravidass from the scene for ever. According to this conspiracy,
deadly attacks were planned to kill Ravidass. But these attacks
on his life could not deter Guru Ravidass from performing
meditation of his Madhav, the God. A unique thing about
Guru Ravidass is that he did not renounce worldly life and his
profession in order to worship God. Outwardly he kept himself
busy in his profession and inwardly he remained immersed in
devotion of Almighty. By worshipping God in a true manner,
he acquired oneness with God. Due to his honest, upright and
truthful devotion to God, Guru Ravidass was regarded as the
great and eminent religious thinker and prominent Guru of
his time. Keeping in view his true devotion towards God,
some of his contemporary sages like saint Kabir, saint Sain
proclaimed him in their hymns as an excellent saint - Guru of
the medieval period bhakti movement.
During his childhood, Guru Ravidass used to serve the
holy saints. According to him, the real learning comes in the
company of pious men. This method of learning is elaborately
discussed in his hymns. The small amount that he could save
out of his meagre income, he used to spend to serve food to
the holy persons. He provided pairs of shoes to the saints
whenever he saw them bare-footed. His mother Mata Kalsi
Devi used to prepare and serve food to the holy persons who
visited their house. Later on Mata Lona, the wife of Guru
Ravidass joined her mother-in-law in this noble cause.
Guru Ravidass gave to the entire world a unique concept
of socialism, equality and dignity of human beings through
his holy hymns. In his devotional hymns, he preached for one
and only one God, who is the Creator of the whole universe
including human beings, and all 84 lakh species. He further
exhorted his followers to worship the True and omnipresent
God, to whom he called by the name of Satnam, Hari, Madhav,
Niranjan, Lall, Keshav etc. At the same time he urged the people
to establish a casteless and classless society in the world. Guru
Ravidass put forth this philosophy during his prime life time
i.e. from the last decade of the fourteenth century to the first
half of the fifteenth century A.D. This new concept of
equality, universal brotherhood and socialism was preached
by Guru Ravidass in his sacred hymns for the first time on the
Indian soil. This humanitarian philosophy was presented before
the world by Guru Ravidass, almost half a century before the
birth of Guru Nanak Dev, four centuries before the birth of
the Great Karl Marx and more than four hundred years before
the French Revolution. Guru Ravidass gave this unique
concept concerning the welfare of the humanity years before
the advent of other prominent Gurus and Supreme Thinkers.
It will be worthwhile to mention here that Guru Nanak Dev
was born in the year 1469 A.D. and Karl Marx was born in the
year 1818 A.D. and French Revolution happened between 1789
to 1799, whereas Guru Ravidass, as mentioned earlier, was
born in the year 1377 A.D. It is clear from the years mentioned
here and from the history of medieval period of this country,
that Guru Nanak Dev was 92 years younger than Guru Ravidass.
Sri Manohar Dass Meharban, populalrly known as Sodhi
Meharban (1581 to 1640 A.D.), grandson of Guru Ram Dass
and the nephew of Guru Arjan Dev has mentioned in the Pothi
Sach Khand (1601 to 1618 A.D.) that Guru Nanak Dev used to
listen the hymns of Guru Ravidass from Bhai Mardana, the
rebeck player and his life-long companion. Like this Karl Marx
was 441 years younger than Guru Ravidass. Karl Marx is regarded
in the modern era as a great thinker and philosopher who gave
the theory of socialism to the entire world.
Guru Ravidass, due to his unique meditation, attained a
very high spiritual position during his life. People from far and
near started coming to listen his sermons in the congregations
being held near his thatched hut. The high status Brahmans,
who earlier used to oppose his worship to God, slowly started
coming forward to accept him as their Guru. They not only
bowed their heads before Guru Ravidass but also used to
perform obeisance by lying prostrate on the ground before
Guru Ravidass. Seeing such great Brahmans prostrating before
a low caste Ravidass, people from other walks of life also joined
them and accepted Guru Ravidass as their Guru.
The fragrance of his pious name and stories relating to
his nearness to God spread in the country like golden rays of
the dawn. After listening to his praise from the people, the
Queen of Chittaurgarh, Rajputana, Queen Rattan Kunwari Jhali
visited Banaras and became the disciple of Guru Ravidass.
Later her husband Rana Sangram Singh, popularly known in
the history of medieval period, as Rana Sanga, accepted Guru
Ravidass as his Guru. A few other rulers of this country too
became disciples of Guru Ravidass.
The prominent female saint of the royal family of
Chittaurgarh, Mirabai accepted Guru Ravidass as her Guru.
This fact was repeatedly affirmed by saint Mirabai in her lyrics
that she was initiated into the spiritual life by Guru Ravidass.
Guru Ravidass was the first Guru of the era who accepted
women folk as his disciples. It is said about Guru Ravidass
that he was not the Guru of ordinary people only, but he was
also the Guru of saints, kings and queens. Therefore, he was
called Raj Guru by his contemporary saints.
Like other medieval period saints connected with Bhakti
movement, Guru Ravidass also composed hymns, lyrical
verses, in order to express pangs of separation from God and
intense feeling of love for Him. The hymns of Guru Ravidass
are overflowing with devotional fervour and deep desire to
meet God. His intense devotion bore fruit and he tasted the
supreme bliss of Divine union. As a true devotee of God, he
achieved a free access to Him. He could meet God whenever
he liked and talked to Him. The hymns of Guru Ravidass are
revealing this secret to the world. Guru Ravidass was a
prominent saint, guide and preceptor of his time. On one side,
he composed the hymns of mysticism in order to inspire the
devotees to worship the God and obtain the spiritual power to
swim across the ocean of existence, whereas on the other side
he composed lyrics in order to inspire and motivate poor and
deprived people to strive hard for their economic and social
uplift. Guru Ravidass in his holy hymns urged the downtrodden
people to liberate themselves from the deadly social
evils such as caste system, illiteracy, ignorance, poverty,
inequality, bonded labour, etc. In order to reform the society,
the approach of Guru Ravidass was unique. Instead of hitting
the powerful lobby of his time like Saint Kabir, Guru Ravidass
undertook the work to raise the dignity of the people belonging
to so called low castes. Guru Ravidass declared with full
authority that God is not the monopoly of the self styled high
caste people only. The approach of Guru Ravidass in order to
deal with this problem was based on reality and truth. He put
forth the example of dignity of labour before his followers. He
did not give up his profession in order to worship God but
used to recite the name of God while doing his work. Guru Ravidass had been performing his ancestral occupation of
preparing leather shoes and at the same time he remained
occupied in reciting the name of God. He placed before the
world this significant example of the dignity of labour that
every profession is honourable, if performed whole-heartedly.
As there is no upper caste or lower caste in the world, like this,
there is no defiled profession or a holy profession. This was
the excellent example of performing meditation and at the
same time doing job for his livelihood. This unique combination
of devotion and duty was placed before the world by Guru
Ravidass about six centuries ago. With his hands he was
performing his duty to provide livelihood to the members of
his family and with his tongue he was reciting the name of
God, from whom he had been separated for so many births
and struggling hard in this birth to attain reunion with Him.
So many Kings, Queens and other noble, rich and
prominent persons of the country became disciples of Guru
Ravidass. They had been offering huge donations and ample
money. With this money, a Sarai (a rest house) was constructed,
wherein Guru Ravidass entertained holy men. M.A. Maculiffe,
the author of the Sikh Religion in its sixth volume had written
that after the construction of Sarai, a beautiful temple was
also built. In the last phase, a two –storied house for the
residence of the Guru was constructed on the site of the hut.
The devotees and other pious men who came from far and
near places to listen the sermons of their Guru stayed in the
Sarai for the night. For all the devotees, food was got prepared
under the personal supervision of Mata Lona, the wife of the
Guru. Food was served to all persons without any


discrimination. All the devotees took food while sitting on theground in one row. The Kings and Queens also took food while

sitting in the same line with other devotees. This unique gathering
of people, hailing from different walks of life, was presenting
an extraordinary and novel scene on the earth by the grace of
Guru Ravidass, because he himself sat in the row with them
and took food. The demi-gods and other celestial angels had
seen such a distinctive gathering for the first time. Therefore,
they reached there to have a glimpse of this marvellous scene.
For the first time in India, community kitchen (Bhandara, Langar)
for the devotees was started in Seer Goverdhan Pur, Banaras by
Guru Ravidass. It was also the need of the hour. As mentioned
earlier prominent Brahmans became the disciples of Guru
Ravidass but the orthodox families of Banaras were still opposing
Guru Ravidass and the Brahmans and other members of the
upper castes families were not ready to give a glass of water to
a thirsty devotee of Guru Ravidass, then what to talk of food?
Therefore under these circumstances, the community kitchen
which was running earlier at the residence of Guru Ravidass,
was started at a bigger scale.
Guru Ravidass was a very important saint of the Bhakti
movement, which flourished in India during medieval period.
So many Kings and Queens became his followers. Even then
the history of that period is silent about relevant facts relating
to his life. The history has nothing in its fold to tell the new
generation about his last days. The history and other literature
produced in this country after Guru Ravidass had attained
salvation, has assumed a conspicuous silence. Any information
about his temporal seat of spiritual authority is shrouded in
obscurity. The history and other sources are unable to reveal
any secret as to who occupied his temporal seat after him.
What happened to the temple, Sarai and his two storied
residential building, mentioned by M.A. Maculiffe? Similarly
it is not known who was declared the custodian of his hymns.
In the twentieth century, the name of Guru Ravidass was
excavated by saints and scholars from the debris of darkness.
The scholars collected the hymns of Guru Ravidass from
different sources. The sagacious and far-sighted sants of Dera
Sach Khand, Ballan, District Jalandhar, Punjab, India took
the lead to preserve the manuscripts of Guru Ravidass Bani
in the Dera. This historic work was completed by Sant Rama
Nand, under the spiritual guidance of Sant Niranjan Dass,
Gaddi-Nashin of the Dera, with the help of Sant Surinder
Dass Bawa.
A great sant Pipal Dass, along with his five year old son
Sarwan Dass came to village Ballan, District Jalandhar, from
Gill Patti, Bhatinda. The picturesque surroundings of the
village tempted the saint to make this area, the sphere of his
activities. He established a Dera there. After Sant Pipal Dass
left for his heavenly abode in 1928, his son Sant Sarwan Dass
(1895- 1972) was installed Gaddi-Nashin of the temporal seat
of the Dera. He urged his followers to renounce illiteracy and
ignorance and work hard in order to ameliorate their social
and economic conditions. Due to his efforts the birth place of
Guru Ravidass in Banaras was located. He sent Sant Hari Dass
for laying the foundation stone for the construction of a Mandir
at this site. The foundation stone was laid on 4th. June 1965.
Sant Sarwan Dass left for his heavenly abode on June 11,
1972. On completion of first phase of the Mandir, Murtis
(statues) of Guru Ravidass & Sant Sarwan Dass were installed
in Mandir on 22nd. February, 1974.
Sant Hari Dass, the third Gaddi-Nashin of the Dera started
the construction of a temple in the Dera premises in the memory
of Sant Sarwan Dass and installed his statue. Sant Hari Dass
left for his heavenly abode on February, 6, 1982. As the fourth
Gaddi-Nashin of the Dera, Sant Garib Dass made strenuous
efforts to involve the younger generation in his mission to
spread the teachings of Guru Ravidass. For this purpose, he
visited the U.K., America, and Canada. He set up Sant Sarwan
Dass Charitable Hospital at Kathar, District Jalandhar (Punjab).
With a view to propagating the philosophy of Guru Ravidass,
he started a weekly “Begumpura Shaher”. Sant Garib Dass
attained salvation on July 23, 1994 and Sant Niranjan Dass
was installed as Gaddi-Nashin of the Dera on August 9, 1994.
After taking over the temporal seat, Sant Niranjan Dass took
keen interest to provide quality education to the poor students.
To attain this goal Sant Sarwan Dass Model School was
established at Phagwara in Kapurthala District. A charitable
Eye Hospital, Guru Ravidass Satsang Bhawan, at Ballan, Guru
Ravidass Mandir at Sirsgarh, Haryana, Guru Ravidass Temple
at Pune were also set up. He took keen interest in the further
development of Birh Place Temple of Guru Ravidass, at Seer
Goverdhanpur, Varanasi and got constructed a four storey
building and purchased land for the convenience of the
pilgrims. The devotees of Europe offered a golden palanquin
at the temple. Gold plating of the main dome of the temple
was completed in January, 2010.
In order to propagate the pious teachings of Guru
Ravidass, Sant Niranjan Dass visited the U.K., U.S.A., Canada,
Spain, Holland, Italy, France, Germany, Dubai, Greece and a
few other countries. Along with Sant Rama Nand, a prominent
preacher of the Dera, he laid foundation stones of Guru Ravi
Dass Dhams at these places. Sant Rama Nand was a missionary
sant bestowed with unique qualities. He was a good preacher
of Guru Ravidass Hymns, writer and orator in addition to other
qualities. He was actively engaged in propagating the teachings
of his Guru based on equality of human beings.
From time immemorial, the fight between light and
darkness has been continuing in the universe. The worshippers
of darkness do not like that the light of virtuous actions may
spread in the world. Sant Rama Nand was not simply a light
but was more than a light house. Spiritual light had been oozing
out from the every part of his body. He was spreading the light
of the pious sayings of Guru Ravidass. But the agents of
darkness could not tolerate that the sphere of darkness may
decrease because they were engaged in extending the area of
darkness. During a tour to Austria, when Sant Niranjan Dass
and Sant Rama Nand reached the Guru Ravidass Temple,
Vienna, on the morning of 24th. may 2009, they were attacked
by forces of darkness, who are against the universal and pious
teachings of Guru Ravidass. Both Sants were wounded
seriously. Sant Rama Nand attained martyrdom on May 25,
2009. The enlightened people of the world immediately rose
to the occasion and they launched powerful protests against
this inhuman and ghastly killing of the holy Sant. The
intellectuals started thinking seriously about this hideous and
heinous crime. They reached the conclusion that a separate
identity for the followers of Guru Ravidass is the need of the
hour. The whole world was looking towards Dera Ballan, whose
great spiritual visionary had acquired martyrdom in the
gruesome tragedy. When Gaddi-Nashin of Dera, Saint Niranjan
Dass recovered from the wounds of bullets and regained sound
health, under his guidance, Sant Surinder Dass Bawa and other
learned dignitaries of the world, especially linked with Dera
began brain storming sessions about this situation in order to
provide a separate identity to the disciples of Guru Ravidass
and other peace loving people. It took almost seven months to
reach the conclusion.
A unique congregation to celebrate the 633rd. anniversary
of Guru Ravidass was organised at Birth Place Temple, Seer
Goverdhanpur Varanasi, India, on 30th. January 2010. Lakhs
of devotees from India and abroad were present on the auspicious
occasion. In the presence of Sant Samaj, an historic decision
was taken unanimously to form Ravidassia Religion. This
decision was welcomed by all. The mammoth gathering adopted
the new religion immediately. The principals of newly formed
Ravidassia religion were accepted. Amritbani, containing the
hymns of Guru Ravidass was declared the religious Granth of
the newly formed Ravidassia religion. This holy Granth contains
140 Shabads, 40 Pade, Paintee Akhari, Bani Haftawaar, Bara Maas
Updesh, Saand Bani, Shadi Updesh, Manglachar and 231 Shaloks
of Satguru Ravidass. This Granth is available at present in two
languages i.e. Devnagri and Gurmukhi scripts.
Now I have rendered the Amritbani into English language
for the benefit of those people who do not know Hindi or
Punjabi. For the convenience of those readers, I have added
the original hymns in Roman script, so that they could acquaint
themselves with the original hymns. I am personally of the
view that it is very difficult to translate the holy Hymns of
Guru Ravidass. I have taken benefit from the work of M. A.
Maculiffe in this regard.
Guru Ravidass in his hymns says it is very difficult to
explain the Eternal Light, even after seeing the same. It is not
possible for a devotee to describe the bliss after meeting the
God. Like this it is very difficult to interpret the meanings of
holy hymns because it has so many layers. This is a fathomless
sea. More over there are so many pearls and jewels lying in its
bed. Even then I have tried to adopt the middle path so that
this version could be of some help to the readers. It took me
almost one and a half years to complete this job. Mrs. Sandeep
Kaler wife of Mr. Ravi Kaler of the U. K. and Ms. Trisha of
British Co-Ed.Patiala, India have transliterated the hymns of
Amritbani into Roman.
Sant Niranjan Dass, the Gaddi-Nashin of the Dera and his
Deputy Sant Surinder Dass Bawa provided me enlightened
guidance in completing this job which was entrusted to me by
the latter.
I am also thankful to Ch. Jagjit Singh, former Punjab
Cabinet Minister, who has provided financial support of
Rs. One lakh through Sant Niranjan Dass, Gaddi-Nashin of
Dera Ballan for the publication of this book,
By the grace of Guru Ravidass, Sant Niranjan Dass, Sant
Surinder Dass Bawa and other enlightened persons, I have
been able to complete this firstever English rendering of
Amritbani. I am also thankful to Mr. Dev Bhardwaj for lending
a helping hand in reading the text, proof-reading and bringing
out this book.
I do hope that the readers will definitely take benefit of
this English translation of holy Amritbani of Guru Ravidass. I
look forward for your valuable suggestions for the making
improvements in the next edition.
January 1, 2012 Siri Ram Arsh
# 204 Sector 65,
Mohali (Punjab)- India
Cell Ph. ++9888452204

AARTI
NAAM TERO AARTI MAJAN MURARE
HAR KE NAAM BIN JHUTHE SAGAL PASARE ||RAHAAO||
NAAM TERO AASNO NAAM TERO URSA
NAAM TERA KESRO LE CHHITKARE
NAAM TERA AMBHULA NAAM TERO CHANDNO
GHAS JAPE NAM LE TUJHEH KAO CHARE
NAAM TERA DIVA NAAM TERO BATI
NAAM TERO TEL LE MAHI PASARE
NAAM TERE KI JOT LAGAI
BHAIO UJIARO BHAVAN SAGLARE
NAAM TERO TAGA NAAM PHOOL MALA
BHAR ATHARAH SAGAL JUTHARE
TERO KIA TUJHEH KIA ARPAO
NAAM TERA TUHI CHAVAR DHOLARE
DAS ATHA ATHSATHE CHARE KHANI
IHAI VARTAN HAI SAGAL SANSARE
KAHAI RAVIDASS NAAM TERO AARTI
SAT NAAM HAI HAR BHOG TUHARE ||

nwmu qyro AwrqI mjnu murwry ]
hir ky nwm ibnu JUTy sgl pwswry ]1] rhwau ]
nwmu qyro Awsno nwmu qyro aursw nwmu qyrw kysro ly iCtkwry ]
nwmu qyrw AMBulw nwmu qyro cMdno Gis jpy nwmu ly quJih kau cwry ]1]
nwmu qyrw dIvw nwmu qyro bwqI nwmu qyro qylu ly mwih pswry ]
nwm qyry kI joiq lgweI BieE auijAwro Bvn sglwry ]2]
nwmu qyro qwgw nwmu PUl mwlw Bwr ATwrh sgl jUTwry ]
qyro kIAw quJih ikAw Arpau nwmu qyrw quhI cvr Folwry ]3]
ds ATw ATsTy cwry KwxI iehY vrqix hY sgl sMswry ]
khY rivdwsu nwmu qyro AwrqI siq nwmu hY hir Bog quhwry ]4]3]

SHABAD -1
(Raag Sree)
TOHI MOHI MOHI TOHI ANTAR KAISA. KANAK KATIK JAL TARANG JAISA. JAO PAI HAM NA
PAP KARANTA AHE ANANTA.PATIT PAVAN NAM KAISE HUNTA. ||RAHAAO|| TUMH JO NAIYAK
ACHHAHU ANTARJAMI. PARABH TE JAN JANIJAI JAN TE SUAAMI. SARIR ARADHAI MO KAO
BICHAR DEHU. RAVIDASS SAM DAL SAMJHAVAI KOU ||

Between You and me, between me and You, what difference is there?
The same as between gold and the bracelet made from
gold, between water and its ripples.
If I do not commit sin, O Eternal One, then how You
should have gained the name of Purifier of sinners?
You are the Lord, who possesses the faculty of knowing
others’ thoughts.
The servant is known from his Master, and the Master
from his servant.
Grant me the wisdom to worship You with full
concentration of mind and body. Some rare saints may explain
to me about the unity in diversity, says Ravidass.

SHABAD -2
(Raag Gauri)
MERI SANGAT POCH SOCH DIN RATI. MERA KARAM KUTILTA JANAM KUBHANTI. RAM
GUSAIYA JEEA KE JIVNA. MOHI NA BISARAHU MAI JAN TERA. || RAHAAO|| MERI HARAHU
BIPAT JAN KARAHU SUBHAI. CHARAN NA CHHADAO SARIR KAL JAI. KAHO RAVIDASS PAROO
TERI SABHA. BEG MILHU JAN KAR NA BILANBA ||
My associations are low; I think of it day and night. My
birth is mean, my acts are crooked.
O God! Lord of the Earth!! Giver of life to men, do not
forget me. I am Your slave.
Remove my troubles, make Your servant full of love
for You.
I will not forsake Your feet even though my body perishes
tomorrow.
Ravidass says, I seek Your protection, O God. Quickly
come to meet Your servant. Do not delay.

SHABAD-3
(Raag Gauri)
BEGAM PURA SAHAR KO NAAO. DUKH ANDOHU NAHI TIHI THAAO. NAN TASVIS KHIRAJ NA
MAL. KHAUF NA KHATA NA TARAS JAVAL. AB MOHI KHUB VATAN GAH PAIE. UHAN KHAIR
SADA MERE BHAIE. ||RAHAAO|| KAYAM DAYAM SADA PATISAHI. DOM NA SEM EK SO AHI.
ABADAN SADA MASHUR. UHAN GANI BASEH MAMUR. TEO TEO SAIL KARAHI JEO BHAVAI.
MAHRAM MAHAL NA KO ATKAVAI. KAHI RAVIDASS KHALAS CHAMARA. JO HAM SAHRI SO
MEET HAMARA ||
There is a city named Begampura. Where there is no place
for pain and sorrow.
There is no fear of imposing taxes or of tribute (Kharaj).
There is no care nor sin, nor dread nor death.
Now I have found an excellent abode, where ceaseless
happiness does reign and the sovereignty of God is firm and
ever existing.
There is no second or third rate citizen. Every body is
equal there.
Inhabited and ever famous is that city.
Its citizens are full dowered with wealth.
They wander there as they please. Nobody restrains them
from going hither and thither.
Ravidass, an emancipated tanner says, O my friend! Come
and become my fellow citizens of the Begampura.

SHABAD-4
(Raag Gauri)
SADHO! KA SASHTRAN SUN KEENO, ANPAWANI BHAGAT NAHIN SADHI, BHUKHAI ANN
NA DEENO ||TEK|| KAAM NA VISREO DIYAMBH NA TIYAGAO, LOBH NA BISAREO DEVA .
PAR NINDA MUKH TAI NEH CHAADH, NIPHAL BHAYE SABH SEWA. BAAT PARRAH GHAR
MUS PRAYO, UDHAR BHRIO APRADHI . HOVAI APRADHI KESO NA SIMRIYO, AHU AVIDIYA
SADHI. HAR ARPAN KAR BHOJ NA KINO, KATHA KIRAT NAHI JANI. RAM BHAGAT BIN MUKAT
NA PAWAI, AMAR JEEV GRABAI PRANI. CHARAN KANWAL ANRAG NA UPJAYO, BHOOT
DAYA NAHI PALI . RAVIDASS PAL SADH SANGAT MIL, PURAN BRAHAM SADA PRITPALI ||
O saints! What is the use of listening to Shastars, if you
have not worshipped the God or recited His name and not
given alms to a hungry person?
You have not renounced the desires, greed and show of
wealth. You have not given up back-biting. Therefore, service
performed by you has become fruitless.
You have discarded the noble way of meeting the God
and have taken refuge in the world which is not your house.
You commit crime in order to feed your stomach. You
have not recited the name of God. As such you have acquired
ignorance.
You have not dedicated your life to God and thus do not
know the greatness of God. It is a fact that you cannot achieve
salvation without worship.
You have not yet felt the pang of separation from God’s
lotus feet and have not adopted mercy. Ravidass says, if a
man spends few moments in the pious company of holy saints
with true devotion, then he can achieve the God, who is the
Creator.

SHABAD-5
(Raag Gauri)
TERA JAN KAHAI KO BOLAI. BOL BOL APNI BHAGAT KYOUN KHOLAI ||TEK|| BOLAT BOLAT
BARRAI BIADHI BOL ABOLAI JAYI. BOLE BOL ABOL KO PAKRAI BOL BOL KON KHAYI. BOLAI
GIAN AUR BOL DHIAN BOLAI BED BRRAYI. UR MAIN DHAR DHAR JAB HI BOLAI TAB HI MOOL
GAWAYI. BOL BOL AUREH SAMJAVAI TAB LAG SAMAJ NAHI RAI BHAI. BOL BOL SAMAJ JAB
BHUJHI TAB KAAL SAHIT SAB KHAYI. BOLE GURU AUR BOLE CHELA BOL BOL PARTIT JAYI.
KAHAI RAVIDASS THAKIT BHAYO JAB HI TABHI PARAMNIDH PAYI ||
What is the necessity for your devotee to tell about his
devotion? Why he should reveal the secret of his worship after
indulging in discussion with others?
Aimless words, sometimes create bickering and become
cause of suffering and pain. An aimless speaker expresses wrath
on the devotee of God who speaks less. The devotee of God
only speaks at the time of necessity because he remains busy
in meditation. The words of worthless speaker create controversy.
When a person talks about knowledge, meditation and
important writings of Veds, arrogantly, then he departs from
the main truth.
When a speaker after discussing these points in loud voice
makes other to understand then no one understands these
points. But when after understanding the substance of these
points, one adopts these points then the man conquers the
death and other immoral and evil acts.
When the teacher and disciple discuss the point about the
spiritual knowledge, then the Guru becomes more reliable for
the disciple.
Ravidass says, when a devotee attains stable and firm
position only then he can achieve the treasure of supreme wealth.

SHABAD-6
(Raag Gauri)
AISI BHAGAT NA HOYE RE BHAI . RAM NAM BIN JO KUCH KARIAI SO SABH BHARAM KAHAYI
||TEK|| BHAGAT NA RAS DAAN BHAGAT NA KATHAI GIAN. BHAGAT NA BAN MAIN GUFA
KHUDAYI. BHAGAT NA AISE HAANSI BHAGAT NA AASSA PAASI. BHAGAT NA KUL KAAN
GAWAYI. BHAGAT NA INDRI BANDHAI BHAGAT NA JOG SAHDAI. BHAGAT NA AHAAR GHTAYI
YE SABH KARAM KAHAYI. BHAGAT NA NINDRA SADHAI BHAGAT NA BAIRAG BANDHAI.
BHAGAT NA YAI SABH BED BRRAHI. BHAGAT NA MOODH MUDHAI BHAGAT NA MALA
DIKHAYE. BHAGAT NA CHARAN DHUAYE YAI SABH GUNI JAN GAYI. BHAGAT NA TOH LOH
JAANI JOU LOUN AAP KO AAP BAKHANI. JOYI JOYI KARAI SO SO KARAM BARRAYE. APAA
GAYO TAB BHAGAT PAYI AISI HAI BHAGAT BHAI. RAM MILIYO APNE GUN KHOYIO RIDH SIDH
SABHAI JO GAWAYI. KEH RAVIDASS CHUTI SABH AAS TAB HAR TAHI KE PASS. AATMA THIR
BHAYI TABHI NIDH PAAI ||
O brother! Performing rituals is not the worship of God.
Everything, without the Name of God is illusion.
Neither singing a tasteful and sweet song nor describing
and elaborating knowledge is worship. Going to forest and
staying in the caves of mountains is not worship.
Neither worship is a joke nor is it a game of dice. Worship
is not to forget the traditional customs of dynasty.
To control your senses to practise ascetic exercises or
observe fast cannot be called worship. All these are false rituals.
Like this worship is not to control your sleep. To renounce the
worldly affairs is not worship. Worship is not to explain the
important writings of Veds.
The recitation by counting the beads of rosary or become
a clean shaven is not worship.
The intellectuals make you understand that worship is also
not to wash the feet of an idol. A man cannot understand
worship, till he speaks proudly, because under the influence of
pride, he sings his own praise.
The true worship can only be achieved by renouncing
arrogance. When a man achieves true worship then all his
immoral deeds come to an end. His state of affluence and
spiritual power also come to an end. Ravidass says a man after
renouncing his desires can absorb in the God.

SHABAD-7
(Raag Gauri)
HAI SABH ATAM SUKH PARKAS SAANCHO. NIRANTAR NIRAHAR KALPIT EAI PAANCHO
||TEK|| AADH MADHAYE AUSAAN EIK RAS TAR TUMBH NA TAYI. THAVER JHANGAM KEET
PATANGA POOR RAHIO HAR RAYI. SARBESVER SARBANGI SARBGAT KARTA HARTA SOYI. SIV
NA ASIV NA SADH AUR SEWAK UNEH BHAV NEH HOYI. DHARAM ADHARAM MOCH NEH
BANDHAN JARAA MARAN BHAV NASAA. DRISTH ADRISTH GEYAH AUR GIANA EIK MEK
RAVIDASS ||
All souls are part and parcel of the God, who is True and
self-illuminated. He is self-existent, continuous and sustains
without food. The man, creation of five elements remains busy
in the imagination of God.
He is the beginning, middle and end of this world. He is
eternal authority and constant. He is independent. He remains
present in the elements of earth, insects, moths etc. He is
absorbed in every thing.
He is the Lord of every one and is complete in all respect.
He is the Creator.
He is neither auspicious nor inauspicious. He Himself is
the Master and Himself is the servant. He is above duality.
In the abode of God, there is neither religion nor irreligion,
neither freedom nor enslavement, neither old age nor death.
Ravidass says the God is present in all visible and invisible
objects. He is the only One on this earth, who is to be known.
He is only self-illuminated.

SHABAD-8
(Raag Gauri)
KOYO SUMRAN DEKHON YAI SABH UPLI CHOBHA . JA KAI JAISI SUMIRAN TA KO TAISI SOBHA
||TEK|| HAMRI HI SEEKH SUNAI SOUN HI MANDAI RAI. THORAI HI ITRAYI CHALAI PATSHAH
CHADAI RE. ATTHI AATUR HAIV KANCHA HI TOLAI RE. UDAI JAL PAISAI NAHI PANDH RAKHO
RE. THORE HI THORAI MUSIAT PRAYO DHANA. KAHAI RAVIDASS SUNO SANT JANA ||
If you see carefully, you will find that the people are
reciting the name of God superficially only to show and to
gain cheap praise. A man will get the praise according to his
meditation upon God’s name.
See the hypocrites, they receive education from me and
later start quarrelling with me. Those silly persons by ignoring
the vast kingdom of God feel proud in little what they have
achieved. Such disturbed people strike a false bargain. But the
pretenders involved in the false deeds forget the truth. Water
flows to down stream and not upstream. Keep your bundle of
knowledge with you.
Those people are looting the wealth belonging to others,
in small parts. Ravidass says, O saints! Listen to me and
perform true worship.

SHABAD 9
(Raag Gauri)
PEHLAI PEHRAI RAIN DAI BANJARYA TAIN JANAM LIYA SANSAR VAI. SEWA CHUKO RAM KI
BANJARYA TERI BAALAK BUDH GANWAR VAI. BAALAK BUDH GANWAR BA CHIATAYO BHOOLA
MAYA JAAL VAI. KAHAN HOYE PACHAI PACHITAI JAL PEHILAI NA BANDHI PAAL VAI. BEES
BARAS KA BHAYA AYANA DHAAM NA SAKA BHAV VAI. JAN RAVIDASS KAHAI BANJARAYA
JANAM LIYA SANSAR VAI. DUJAI PEHRAI RAIN DAI BANJARYA TU NIRKHAT CHALEYO CHAAH
VAI. HAR NA DAMODAR DHIAYA BANJARAYA TAIN LEHI NA SKA NAAV VAI. NAAV NA LEEYA
AUGUN KEEYA IS JOBAN KAI TAAN VE. APNI PRAAI GINI NA KAYII MANND KARAM KMAAN
VE. SAHIB LEKHA LAISI TU BHAR DESI BHEER PARAI TUJH TANH VE. JAN RAVIDASS KAHAI
BANJARYA TU NIRKHAT CHAALAA CHANAH VE. TEEJAI PEHRAI RAAIN DE BANJARYA TERE
DHILRAAI PARRAI PRAN VE. KAAYAA RWANI NA KARAI BANJARYA GHAT BHITAR BASAI KUJAN
VE. EIK BASAI KUJAN KAYAGARR BHITAR PEHLA JANAM GAVAYE VAI. AB KI BER NA SUKIRIT
KEEYO BAHUR A YEH GARRH PAAYEH VE. KAMPI DEH KAYAGARH CHEENA FIR LAGA PACHTAN
VE. JAN RAVIDASS KAHAI BANJARYA TERE DHILRRAI PRRAI PRAN VE. CHOUTHAI PEHRAI
RAIN DAI BANJARYA TERI KAMPAN LAGI DEH VAI. SAHIB LEKHA MANNGAYA BANJAYRA TU
CHAADH PURANI DEH VAI. CHAD PURANI JIND AYANA BALAD LADH SABERIYA VE. JAM KAI
AAYE BAANDH CHALAI BAARI PUGI TERIYA VAI. PANTH CHLAI AKELA HOYAI DUHELA KIS KO
DEH SNEH VAI. JAN RAVIDASS KAHAI BANJARYA TERI KAMPAN LAGI DEH VAI ||
O merchant! You have taken birth in this world in the
first quarter of night. After coming to this world, due to your
immature mind, you were not able to serve the God.
O stupid man! Due to your childish brain, you could not
remember God; rather you trapped yourself in the false net of
Maya. What is the use of repenting later when you have not
girded up your loins earlier?
After attaining the age of twenty years, you behaved like
a foolish child and could not stand on your feet. Ravidass says,
O trader! You have taken birth in this world in order to recite
the name of God.
When you entered the second phase of life, you kept on
going in the shadow of ignorance but you did not recite the
name of God. You have not even uttered the name of God
once, O merchant.
You committed sin by not uttering the name of God and
rather you committed more sins due to your young age: you
did not know, who is your own and who is not. You go on
committing evil deeds.
When the Master will ask for account, then how will you
respond? Ravidass says, O trader! You have been marching
towards ignorance.
O trader, in the third phase of your life, the laziness and
tardiness have overpowered you. In this state neither your body
nor your power of speaking were working properly. But even
then you did not try to know the God.
O merchant! You forget what happened till now? After
losing the first phase of life, still there is a chance for you to
recite the name of God.
Now when your body started shivering and the fort of
body is being annexed, then you have started repenting.
Ravidass says, O friend merchant! I still warn you.
In the fourth stage of life, O merchant! Your body started
shivering badly. Now the Master has asked for the account.
You have already received the message of the Master to leave
this body.
O ignorant man! You have to leave your old body. After
loading the bullock, start your journey in the morning. The
messengers of the god of death, have arrived and will take
you. Now you have completed your turn. The soul has to go
alone. The path is too difficult which you have to travel alone.
Your dear ones will also not accompany you.
Ravidass says O merchant! Your body has started shivering.
Now it is time to remember the God.

SHABAD 10
(Raag Gauri)
YA RAMA EIK TU DAANA TERA AADH BHEKH NA. TU SULTAN SULTANA BANDA SAKISTA AJANAA
||TEK|| MAIN BEDAYANAT BADNAJJAR DARMANND BARKHURDAR. BEADAB BADBAKHAT
BEERA BEAKAL BADKAR. MAIN GUNHGAR GUMRAH GAFIL KAMDILA KARTAR. TU DARKADAR
DREAAN DIL MAIN HIRSIYA HUSHIYAR. YEH TAN HASAT KHASAT KHRAAB KHATIR ANDESA
BISIYAR. RAVIDASS DASYEH BOL SAHIB DEHU AB DIDAR ||
O God! You are the only wise man on this earth. You are
the beginning of this universe.
You are the Emperor of Emperors whereas I am a
distressed man.
I am dishonest, having evil sight, a sufferer, a foolish and
a characterless man. I am a sinner, guilty, misled and a stupid
person.
O God! You are Creator whereas I am a coward man. O
God! You are generous, merciful, whereas I am a cunning and
greedy man.
My body is in a very miserable condition. Apprehension
of doubt is also here.
Ravidass, the servant of God, prays, for His glimpse.

SHABAD-11
(Raag Gauri Bairagni)
GHAT AVGHAT DUGAR GHANA IK NIRGUN BAIL HAMAR. RAMAIAE SIO IK BENTI MERI PUNJI
RAKH MURAR. KO BANJARO RAM KO MERA TANDA LADIA JAIE RE. ||RAHAAO|| HAO
BANJARO RAM KO SAHJ KAROO BAAPAR. MAI RAM NAM DHAN LADIA BIKH LADI SANSAR.
URVAR PAR KE DANIA LIKH LEHO AL PATAL. MOHI JAM DAND NA LAGEE TAJILE SARAB JANJAL.
JAISA RANG KASUMBH KA TAISA IH SANSAR. MERE RAMAIYE RANG MAJITH KA KAHO
RAVIDASS CHAMAR ||
The road to God is very difficult and steep, and I have
one useless ox.
My one prayer to God is: Preserve my assets, O God.
Is there any merchant of God who will join me? My goods
are laden and I am about to leave.
I am a merchant of God and deal in divine knowledge.
The wealth I have loaded is God’s name, whereas the
world has loaded poison.
Your recording angels, who know this world and the next,
they may write whatever nonsense they feel about me. I do
not care.
The god of death will not touch me since I have cast away
all entanglements.
This world is like the fleeting colour of safflower. But
the colour of my God is the permanent dye of madder, says
Ravidass, the tanner.

SHABAD 12
(Raag Gauri Bairagni)
SATJUG SAT TETA JAGI DUAAPAR PUJA CHAR. TINOU JUG TINOU DIRE KAL KEVAL NAAM
ADHAR. PAR KAISE PAIBO RE. MO SAO KOOU NA KAHAI SAMJHAIE. JAA TE AAVA GAVAN
BILAIE ||RAHAAO|| BAHO BIDH DHARAM NIRUPEEAI KARTA DISAI SABH LOIE. KAVAN
KARAM TE CHUTTAIE JIH SADHE SABH SIDH HOIE. KARAM AKRAM BICHAREEAI SANKAA
SUN BED PURAN. SANSAA SAD HIRDAI BASAI KAUN HIRAI ABHIMAN. BAHAR UDAK
PAKHAREEAI GHAT BHITAR BIBIDH BIKAAR. SUDH KAVAN PAR HOIEBO SUCH KUNCHAR
BIDH BIUHAAR. RAV PARGAS RAJNI JATHA GAT JAANAT SABH SANSAAR. PAARAS MANO
TABO CHHUAE KANAK HOT NAHI BAAR. PARAM PARAS GUR BHAITEEIA PURAB LIKHAT
LILAT. UNMAN MAN MAN HI MILE CHHUTKAT BAJAR KAPAAT. BHAGAT JUGAT MAT SAT KARI
BHARAM BANDHAN KAT BIKAAR. SOIE BAS RAS MAN MILE GUN NIRGUN EK BICHAAR.
ANIK JATAN NIGREH KIYE TAARI NA TARAI BHARAM FAAS. PREM BHAGAT NAHI UPJAI TA TE
RAVIDASS UDAAS ||
In the Satyug, there was truth, in Treta sacrifice, and in the
Dwapar age the performance of worship.
In the three ages these three observations were
established, but in Kalyug the name of God is the only support.
How shall I be saved? No one explains to me. How my
transmigration may cease.
There are many forms of religion described but every one
appears to adopt his own.
What are those acts by which I may be saved and by the
performance of which I may obtain all things?
If merits and demerits are to be decided by listening to
the Veds and Purans, doubt shall result.
Doubt shall thus ever dwell in the heart, who shall dispel
pride?
Man washes his body with water, but in his heart there is
evil of every description.
How shall purity result? My purity is such as the elephant
practises. As by the sun’s light night departs, the entire world
knows. As copper when touched by philosopher’s stone
becomes gold at once.
So if the supreme philosopher’s stone, the Guru, be found
by destiny, the perturbed mind shall meet God, who is in the
heart, and doors of adamant mind shall be opened.
The doubts, the entanglements, and the sins of him who
makes the way of devotion firm in his heart shall be cut away.
He shall restrain his mind, obtain happiness, and meditate on
Him alone who possesses all qualities and yet possesses none.
I have made many efforts to ward off the noose of doubt,
but I did not succeed.
Love and devotion have not sprung up in me, therefore,
Ravidass is sad.

SHABAD 13
(Raag Purbi)
KUP BHARIO JAISE DADIRA KACHH DES BIDES NA BUJH. AISE MERA MAN BIKHIAA BIMOHIAA
KACHH ARA PAR NA SUJH. SAGAL BHAVAN KE NAIYAKA IK CHHIN DARAS DEKHAE JI.
||RAHAAO|| MALIN BHIE MAT MADHVA TERI GAT LAKHI NA JAIE. KARAHU KIRPA BHARAM
CHUKEE MAI SUMAT DEH SAMJHAIE. JOGISAR PAVAHI NAHI TUA GUN KATHAN APAR. PREM
BHAGAT KAI KARNAI KAHO RAVIDASS CHAMAR ||
A well is full of frogs. The frogs know nothing of different
countries.
Like this my mind infatuated with evil passions, takes no
thought of this world or the next.
O Lord of the entire world! Grant me a sight of your
spiritual power for a moment so that I may have a glimpse of
your face.
My mind is not clear, O God! Therefore, I cannot
understand your condition.
Take pity on me so that my doubts may be dispelled and
teach me the lesson of right understanding.
Even supreme Jogis cannot explain Your attributes which
are beyond expression. Ravidass, the tanner prays for your love
and service. 

SHABAD 14
(Raag Aasa)
MARIG MEEN BHARING PATANG KUNCHAR EK DOKH BINAAS. PANCH DOKH ASAADH JAA
MEH TA KI KETAK AAS. MADHO ABIDIA HIT KEEN. BIBEK DIP MALEEN. RAHAAO. TARIGAD
JON ACHET SAMBHAV PUNN PAAP ASOCH. MAANUKHA AVTAAR DULABH TIHI SANGAT
POCH. JEEA JANT JAHA JAHA LAG KARAM KE BAS JAIE. KAAL FAAS ABADH LAAGE KACHH NA
CHALAI UPAIE. RAVIDASS DASS UDAS TAJ BHARAM TAPAN TAP GUR GYAN. BHAGAT JAN
BHAI HARAN PARMAANAND KARAHU NIDAN||
The deer, the fish, the bumble-bee, the moth and the
elephant perish each for one sense.
So what hope is there for a man who has five implacable
enemies?
O God! Man loves ignorance. The lamp of his knowledge
has become dim.
The thoughtless are born again as creeping things; they
cannot distinguish between good and evil. They have now
obtained human birth so difficult to obtain, and yet in it they
associate with the base.
Men and lower animals, wherever they are, are born subject
to their previous acts.
The noose of death which hangs over them can by no
means be warded off.
Ravidass says, you renounce worldly love, dispel doubt,
and make the Guru’s divine knowledge your religious fervour.
O God! You are the dispeller of fear from the minds of
your devotees. Now You grant me supreme bliss at last. 

SHABAD-15
(Raag Aasa)
SANT TUJHI TAN SANGAT PARAAN. SATGUR GYAN JAANAI SANT DEVAA DEV. SANT CHI
SANGAT SANT KATHAA RAS. SANT PREM MAAJHAI DIJAI DEVAA DEV ||RAHAAO|| SANT
AACHRAN SANT CHO MARAG SANT CHA OLAHG OLAHGNI. AUR IK MAGAOO BHAGAT
CHINTAMAN. JANI LIKHAVAHU ASANT PAPI SAN. RAVIDASS BHANAI JO JANAI SO JAAN.
SANT ANANTEH ANTAR NAHI ||
O God! The saints, who are your body, in the company of
such saints is my life.
Through the divine knowledge of Guru, I have recognised
such saints, as God of the demi gods.
O God of the gods! Grant me the company of such saints
so that I may listen to their sermons. Also grant me their love.
The saints’ good works, and the saint’s way, that I may
become attached to what they are attached. I may become
slave of their slaves.
I pray for one thing more, the miraculous gem of devotion.
Show me not the wicked and the sinner. Between the saints
and the Infinite there is no difference. The man who knows
this truth is a wise persons, says Ravidass. 

SHABAD-16
(Raag Aasa)
TUM CHANDAN HAM IRAND BAPURE SANG TUMARE BAASA. NEECH RUKH TE UCH BHAIE
HAI GANDH SUGANDH NIVAASA. MADHOO SATSANGAT SARAN TUMHARI. HAM AUGAN
TUMH UPKARI ||RAHAAO|| TUM MAKHTOOL SUPED SAPEEAL HAM BAPURE JAS KIRA.
SATSANGAT MIL RAHEEAI MADHAOO JAISE MADHUP MAKHIRA. JAATI OCHHA PAATI OCHHA
OCHHA JANAM HAMARA. RAJA RAM KI SEV NA KINI KAHI RAVIDASS CHAMARA ||
You are sandal, I am a poor castor-oil plant. I dwell
near You.
From a humble shrub I have become a lofty tree. Your
excellent perfume abides in me.
O God! I have sought the protection of Your true
congregation.
I am without virtues, You are beneficent.
You are white and yellow twisted silk. We are the poor
worms who toil and make it.
O God! May I continue to associate with You as the honey
bee with the bee-hive?
My caste is low, my lineage is low and my birth is low. I
have not served my sovereign God, says Ravidass, a tanner. 

SHABAD-17
(Raag Aasa)
KAHA BHAIOO JAO TAN BHAIOO CHHIN CHHIN. PREM JAIE TAO DARPAI TERO JAN. TUJHEH
CHARAN ARBIND BHAVAN MAN. PAN KARAT PAIOO PAIOO RAMAIYA DHAN. ||RAHAAO||
SAMPAT BIPAT PATAL MAYA DHAN. TA MEH MAGAN HOT NA TERO JAN. PREM KI JEVRI
BADHIO TERO JAN. KAHI RAVIDASS CHUTIBO KAVAN GUN ||
It does not matter if my body is seriously wounded or cut
into pieces.
O God! Your slave only fears that Your love may depart.
Your lotus feet are the home of my heart.
By drinking the nectar of God’s name, I have found God,
who is my wealth.
Prosperity, adversity, worldly love and wealth screen God
from man.
In them Your servant is not absorbed.
Your slave is bound by the rope of Your love. Ravidass
says, what is the advantage to escape from this rope of
Your love? 

SHABAD-18
(Raag Aasa)
HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HARE. HAR SIMRAT JAN GAIE NISTAR TARE. RAHAAO. HAR KE
NAAM KABIR UJAGAR. JANAM JANAM KE KATE KAGAR. NIMAT NAMDEO DUDH PEEAIYA.
TAO JAG JANAM SANKAT NAHI AIYA. JAN RAVIDASS RAM RANG RATA. AEO GUR PARSAD
NARAK NAHI JATA ||
God, God, God, God, God, God, God.
By remembering God, saints and sinners are saved.
By reciting the name of God, Kabir became renowned
and the accounts of his sins of many births were written off.
Namdev gave milk to God to drink.
Due to this he got freedom from the cycle of birth, death
and rebirth.
The slave Ravidass is dyed with God’s love. And so,
through the favour of the Guru, he shall not go to hell. 

SHABAD-19
(Raag Aasa)
MATI KO PUTRA KAISE NACHAT HAI. DEKHAI DEKHAI SUNAI BOLAI DAURIO FIRAT HAI.
RAHAAO. JAB KACHH PAVAI TAB GARAB KARAT HAI. MAYA GAI TAB ROVAN LAGAT HAI. MAN
BACH KARAM RAS KASEH LUBHANA. BINAS GAIYA JAYE KAHUAN SAMANA. KAHI RAVIDASS
BAAJI JAG BHAAIE. BAJIGAR SAOO MOHI PAREET BAN AIYE ||
Man, a puppet of clay, how he dances? See, how he looks
hither and thither. How he speaks and runs about?
When he acquires anything, he is proud of it but when his
wealth is gone then he begins to weep.
In thought, word and deed, he is fascinated by pleasures.
So when he perishes he is contained somewhere else.
Ravidass says, the world is a play, my brothers: I have
established loving relations with the True Actor i.e. The God.

SHABAD-20
(Raag Gujri)
DUDH TA BACHHRAI THANHU BITARIO. PHOOL BHAVAR JAL MEEN BIGARIO. MAIE GOBIND
PUJA KAHA LAI CHARAVAO. AVAR NA PHOOL ANUP NA PAVAO. ||RAHAAO|| MAILAGAR
BERHE HAI BHUIENGA. BIKH AMRIT BASEH IK SANGA. DHUP DIP NAIBEDEH BAASA. KAISE
PUJ KARAHI TERI DAASA. TAN MAN ARPAO PUJ CHARAVAO. TAN MAN ARPAO PUJ CHARAVAO.
PUJA ARCHA AHI NA TORI. KAHI RAVIDASS KAVAN GAT MORI ||
The calf has defiled the milk in the cow’s udder by tasting it.
The bumble-bee has spoiled the flowers and the fish
the water.
My mother, where shall I find something pure to offer in
worship to God?
I cannot find other flowers superior to these.
Serpents twine round the sandal tree.
Poison and ambrosia dwell together.
Incense, lamps and consecrated bread are polluted.
How shall Your slave perform Your worship?
Let me dedicate and offer my body and soul as my worship.
Thus, by the Guru’s favour, I shall find the Pure One.
I have nothing except my body and mind to offer you
in worship. Ravidass says, I do not know what will happen
to me? 

SHABAD-21
(Raag Sorath)
JAB HAM HOTE TAB TU NAAHI AB TUHI MAI NAAHI. ANAL AGAM JAISE LAHAR MAIOODADH
JAL KEVAL JAL MAANHI. MADHVE KIA KAHEEAI BHARAM AISA. JAISA MANEEAI HOIE NA
TAISA.||RAHAAO|| NARPAT EK SINGHASAN SOIYA SUPNE BHAIA BHIKHARI. ACHHAT RAJ
BICHHURAT DUKH PAAIYA SO GAT BHAI HAMAARI. RAJ BHUIANG PARSANG JAISE HEH AB
KACHH MARAM JANAAIA. ANIK KATAK JAISE BHUL PARE AB KAHTE KAHAN NA AAIA. SARBE
EK ANEKAI SUAMI SABH GHAT BHOGVAI SOIEE. KAHI RAVIDASS HATH PAI NERAI SEHJE HOIE
SO HOIEE ||
When there was ego in me, at that time You were not
with me, now You are with me, there is no ego in me.
Strong waves are raised by the wind in the ocean, but
they are only water in water.
O God! What shall I say? Through illusion things are not
as they are supposed to be.
A king sleeps on his throne, in a dream he becomes a
beggar.
He suffers pain at losing his empire, though it is intact.
Such has been my condition.
Like the story of the rope and the serpent, I have now
had the secret explained to me.
On seeing several bracelets I erroneously supposed that
they were distinct from the gold, but what I said then, I now
say no longer.
In all things, the one God assumes various shapes. God
resides in all hearts. Ravidass says, God is nearer to us than
our hands and feet. Every thing takes place according to
His wil.

SHABAD -22
(Raag Sorath)
JAO HAM BANDHE MOH FAAS HAM PREM BADHAN TUM BADHE. APNE CHHUTAN KO JATAN
KARAHU HAM CHHUTE TUM ARADHE. MADHVE JANAT HAHU JAISI TAISI. AB KAHA KARHUGE
AISI. ||RAHAAO|| MEEN PAKAR FANKIO AR KATIO RANDH KIO BAHO BANI. KHAND KHAND
KAR BHOJAN KINO TAU NA BISRIO PAANI. APAN BAPAI NAHI KISI KO BHAVAN KO HAR RAJA.
MOH PATAL SABH JAGAT BIAPIO BHAGAT NAHI SANTAPA. KAHI RAVIDASS BHAGAT IK BADHI
AB IH KA SIO KAHEEIA. JA KARAN HAM TUM ARADHE SO DUKH AJHU SAHEEIA ||
O God! You have bound us with the noose of illusion;
we have bound you with the bond of love.
We have been released by adoring You, now You try to
release Yourself. O God! You know how we feel towards You?
Now what will You do with us, keeping in view our love
for You?
Man catches a fish, slices it, cuts it up and cooks it in
various ways.
He bites it and eats it, still it has not forgotten the water.
The supreme Ruler is no man’s heritage. God is not a feudal
estate of any one. The God belongs to him who loves Him.
Though the screen of illusion has spread all over the world,
yet is does not trouble the saints.
Ravidass says, my devotion to the one God has increased,
but to whom I shall tell this now? I still suffer misery for the
removal of which I worship You, O God. 

SHABAD-23
(Raag Sorath)
DULABH JANAM PUNN PHAL PAIO BIRTHA JAT ABIBEKAI. RAJE INDAR SAMSAR GARIH
ASAN BIN HAR BHAGAT KAHHU KIH LEKHAI. NA BICHARIO RAJA RAM KO RAS. JIH RAS
ANRAS BEESAR JAHI ||RAHAAO|| JAAN AJAAN BHAE HAM BAVAR SOCH ASOCH DIVAS
JAHI. INDRI SABAL NIBAL BIBEK BUDH PARMARATH PARVES NAHI. KAHIAT AAN
ACHRIAT AN KACHH SAMAJH NA PARAI APAR MAYA. KAHI RAVIDASS UDAS DAS MAT
PARHAR KOP KARAHU JIA DAIA ||
I obtained this rare birth of attainment in lieu of virtuous
deeds, but it is passing away in vain.
The beautiful palace and a throne of king, like Indar’s
without devotion to God, will be of no use.
I have not thought of the pleasure in the supreme God’s
name, a pleasure in which all other pleasures are forgotten.
What we ought to have known? We didn’t know. We have
become mad, and not considered what we ought to have
considered, and so our days have passed away.
Our passions are strong and our discrimination is weak.
Our understanding cannot enter into God’s designs.
We say one thing, and do another. Worldly love hinders us
from understanding.
Ravidass says, O God! I am Your slave but I am sad at
heart. After giving up Your anger, have mercy on my soul. 

SHABAD-24
(Raag Sorath)
SUKH SAGAR SURTAR CHINTAMAN KAMDHEN BAS JAA KE. CHAR PADARATH ASAT DASA
SIDH NAV NIDH KAR TAL TAA KE. HAR HAR HAR NA JAPEH RASNA. AVAR SABH TIAG BACHAN
RACHNA ||RAHAAO|| NANA KHIAN PURAN BED BIDH CHAUTIS AKKHAR MANHI. BIAS
BICHAR KAHIO PARMARATH RAM NAAM SAR NAHI. SAHJ SAMADH UPADH RAHAT FUN
BADAI BHAG LIV LAGI. KAHI RAVIDASS PARGAS RIDAI DHAR JANAM MARAN BHAI BHAGI||
God is the ocean of pleasure. In His possession are the
miraculous tree, the gem and the cow.
The four advantages, the eighteen miraculous powers and
nine treasures are in the palm of His hand.
Why do not you repeat ‘God! God!! God!!! with your
tongue and abandon all other device of words?
The epic poems, the Purans and Veds of Brahma all are
composed out of thirty four letters.
The sage Ved Vyas expressed his conviction that there is
nothing equal to the name of God.
They are very fortunate who perform meditation and fix
their attention upon God. They shall be freed from their
troubles afterwards.
Ravidass says, the fear of death and birth flees from him
who has put the light of divine knowledge into his heart. 

SHABAD-25
(Raag Sorath)
JAO TUM GIRIVAR TAO HAM MORA. JAO TUM CHAND TAO HAM BHAIE HAI CHAKORA.
MADHVE TUM NA TORAHU TAO HAM NAHI TOREH. TUM SIO TOR KAVAN SIO JOREH.
RAHAAO. JAO TUM DIVRA TAO HAM BAATI. JAO TUM TIRATH TAO HAM JAATI. SACHI PRIT
HAM TUM SIO JORI. TUM SIO JOR AVAR SANG TORI. JAH JAH JAO TAHA TERI SEVA. TUM SO
THAKUR AOR NA DEVA. TUMRE BHAJAN KATEH JAM PHASA. BHAGAT HET GAVAI
RAVIDASSA||
If You are a hill then I am Your peacock. If You are the
moon, then I am Your ‘chakor’. O God! If You will not break
Your relations with me then I will not break with You. If I
break with You, then with whom I shall join?
If You are a lamp, then I am Your wick. If You are a place
of pilgrimage, then I am Your pilgrim.
I have joined true love with You. After joining You I have
broken relations with all others.
Wherever I go I perform Your service.
There is no other Lord like You, O God!
By worshipping Your name the noose of death is cut away.
Ravidass sings to obtain Your service. 

SHABAD--26
(Raag Sorath)
JAL KI BHIT PAVAN KA THAMBHA RAKAT BUND KA GAARA. HAD MAS NADRI KO PINJAR
PANKHI BASAI BICHAARA. PARANI KIA MERA KIA TERA. JAISE TARVAR PANKH BASERA.
||RAHAAO|| RAKHO KANDH USARAHU NIVAN. SADHE TEEN HATH TERI SIVAN. BANKE BAL
PAG SIR DERI. IH TAN HOIGO BHASAM KI DHERI. UCHE MANDAR SUNDAR NARI. RAM
NAAM BIN BAJI HARI. MERI JAT KAMINI PANT KAMINI OCHHA JANAM HAMARA. TUM
SARNAGAT RAJA RAM CHAND KAHI RAVIDASS CHAMARA ||
The body is a wall of water supported by a pillar of air.
Blood and semen are its mortar.
The poor soul dwells in a skeleton of bones, flesh and
veins.
O mortal man! What is mine and what is yours?
As a bird sits on a tree, so is the soul in the body.
You are busy in laying foundation and building walls of
your house, but you do not know that at last you need only
three and a half cubits land.
You set right your hair and wear your turban on the side
of your head. But your body shall become a heap of dust.
Even then you possess lofty palaces and beautiful women.
Without the name of God, your game is lost. My caste is
low, my lineage is low and my birth is also low.
I have sought Your shelter, O God! Says Ravidass, the
tanner. 

SHABAD-27
(Raag Sorath)
CHAMRATA GANTH NA JANIE. LOG GATHAVAI PANHI ||RAHAAO|| AR NAHI JIH TOPAO.
NAHI RAANBI THAO ROPAO. LOG GANTH GANTH KHARA BIGUCHA. HAO BIN GAANTHE JAIE
PAHUCHA. RAVIDASS JAPAI RAM NAAMA. MOHI JAM SIO NAHI KAAMA||
I am a cobbler but I do not know how to mend shoes. Yet
people want me to mend their shoes.
I have no awl to stitch with. I have no scraper to
patch with.
People have been ruined thoroughly by mending shoes. I
have attained my object without mending shoes. As I repeat
God’s name, therefore I have no concern with Yamraj, the god
of death, says Ravidass. 

SHABAD-28
(Raag Sorath)
RE MANN! CHET MEECH DIN AAYA, TO JAG JAAL NA BHAYA PRAAYA ||TEK|| KAAN SUNAY NA
NAJAR DEESAI, JEEH THIR NA RHAI. MUNDH RU TAN THAR THAR KAMPAY, ANTHU BIRIYAN
PUHOTO AAYI. KESO SETAH PIKU BHAI SABH, TAN MANN BAL BILMAYA. MADYAN GAYO
TURA CHAL AAYI, AJHU JAG RAHEYO BHARMAYA. PANI GAYIYO PAL CHEEJAY KAYA, YEH TAN
JRA JRANA. PAANCHO THAKAI JARA JAR SAANAY, TO RAMAI MARAM NA JANA. HANS
PANKHERU CHANCHAL BHAI, SAMUJ PEKH MANN MAANHI. PRAT PALU MEECH GRASAI
DEHI, FUN RAVIDASS CHETEHU NAAHI ||
O mind, be alert, the day of death has arrived but you are
still engaged in worldly affairs.
Your ears do not listen, your eyes do not see and your
tongue is unable to speak. Your head and body began to shiver.
It seems that your last time has arrived.
Your hair have turned white. Due to weakness your body
has become pale. The power of your mind and body has gone.
Your middle age has gone only then the old age has come.
Even then you are being lured by the worldly charms.
The water in your body has decreased. The old age has
arrived. Your body has decayed. The five organs of your body
have tired. Even then you have not tried to know the secret of
God.
O brother! The swan of soul of your body is a very playful
bird. You try to think about it and to understand it.
O man! The noose of death is overpowering your body
slowly. Ravidass warns the man to be cautious and recite the
name of God. 

SHABAD-29
(Raag Dhanasari)
HAM SAR DIN DIYAL NA TUM SAR AB PATIAR KIA KEEJAI. BACHNI TOR MOR MAN MANAI JAN
KAO PURAN DEEJAI. HAO BAL BAL JAO RAMAIYA KARNE. KARAN KAVAN ABOL
||RAHAAO||BAHUT JANAM BICHHURE THE MADHAO IH JANAM TUMHARE LEKHE. KAHI
RAVIDASS AS LAG JIVAO CHIR BHAIO DARSAN DEKHE ||
There is no one as poor as me. None as compassionate as
You, for this what further test is necessary now?
May my heart obey Your words! Give me power to do so.
I express deep devotion to You, O God. Why are you
silent?
For many births I have been separated from You. Now I
dedicate this birth to You. Ravidass says, O God! Putting my
hopes in You, I live. It is long since I have seen You. 

SHABAD-30
(Raag Dhanasari)
CHIT SIMRAN KARAO NAIN AVILOKANO SARVAN BANI SUJAS PUR RAKHAO. MAN SO
MADHUKAR KARAO CHARAN HIRDE DHARAO RASAN AMRIT RAM NAAM BHAKHAO.| MERI
PARIT GOBIND SIO JIN GHATAI. MAI TAO MOL MAHGI LAI JEEIA SATAI ||RAHAAO||
SADHSANGAT BINA BHAO NAHI UPJAI BHAV BIN BHAGAT NAHI HOE TERI. KAHAI RAVIDASS
IK BENTI HAR SIO PAIJ RAKHO RAJA RAM MERI ||
I remember You, O God, in my heart, I behold You
with my eyes; I fill my ears with Your hymns and songs in
Your praise.
I make my mind the honey bee, I put Your lotus feet into
my heart and with tongue I utter Your ambrosial name.
My love for God may not decrease! I have bought it dear
in exchange for my soul.
Without the companionship of the saints, no love is
produced and without love no service is performed for You.
Ravidass, says, You preserve my honour, O my
sovereign Lord! 

SHABAD-31
(Raag Dhanasari)
NAAM TERO ARTI MAJAN MURARE. HAR KE NAAM BIN JHUTHE SAGAL PASARE. ||RAHAAO||
NAAM TERO AASNO NAAM TERO URSA NAAM TERA KESRO LE CHHITKARE. NAAM TERA
AMBHULA NAAM TERO CHANDNO GHAS JAPE NAM LE TUJHEH KAO CHARE. NAAM TERA
DIVA NAAM TERO BATI NAAM TERO TEL LE MAHI PASARE. NAAM TERE KI JOT LAGAI BHAIO
UJIARO BHAVAN SAGLARE. NAAM TERO TAGA NAAM PHOOL MALA BHAR ATHARAH SAGAL
JUTHARE. TERO KIA TUJHEH KIA ARPAO NAAM TERA TUHI CHAVAR DHOLARE. DAS ATHA
ATHSATHE CHARE KHANI IHAI VARTAN HAI SAGAL SANSARE. KAHAI RAVIDASS NAAM TERO
ARTI SAT NAAM HAI HAR BHOG TUHARE ||
O God! Your name is my Aarti and my ablutions.
Without the name of God, all display is in vain.
Your name is my prayer-mat. Your name is my
saffron grater.
Your name is the saffron which I sprinkle.
Your name is the water and Your name is sandal, after
rubbing, I offer it to You.
Your name is the lamp, Your name is its wick, your name
is the oil, I pour therein.
I light the lamp of Your name, which has enlightened the
whole world.
Your name is the string, Your name is the garland of
flowers, and all the eighteen loads of vegetables are too impure
to offer You.
Why should I offer You those things which You have
produced? Your name is the whisk which I whisk over you.
The whole world is engrossed in the eighteen Purans, the
sixty eight places of pilgrimage and the four sources of life.
Ravidass says, Your name is the Aarti, I offer You, Your
True name, O God. 


SHABAD-32
(Raag Dhanasari)
MERI PREET GOPAL SOUN JAN GHATAI HO. MAIN MOL MAHINGE LAYI TAN SATAI HO ||TEK||
RIDAI SUMIRAN KARAHUN NAIN AVLOKNO SARVANA HAR KATHA POORN RAKHUN . MANN
MADHUKAR KARUN CHARNA CHIT DHARON. RAM RASAYAN RASAN CHANKHU. SADH
SANGAT BINA BHAV NEH UPJAY BHAV BIN BHAGAT KYOU HOYAI TERI. BANDAT RAVIDASS
RAJ RAM SUNU BINITI GUR PARSAD KIRPA KARO NA DERI ||
My love for God may not decrease. I have bought it in
exchange of my soul.
I remember You, O God, in my heart. I behold You with
my eyes.
I fill my ears with Your hymns and songs in Your praise.
I make my mind the basement. I put Your lotus feet into
my heart, and with my tongue I utter your ambrosial name.
Without the company of the saints, no love is produced,
and without love no service is performed for You, O God!
Ravidass offers one prayer– give me one chance to have a
glimpse of Your enlightened face. Please do not delay. 


SHABAD-33
(Raag Dhanasari)
TRAHAI TRAHAI TRIBHUVANPAT PAAWAN. ATISHAYA SOOL SAKAL BAL JAWAN ||TEK||
KAM KRODH LAMPAT MANN MORA. KAISE BHAJAN KARU MAIN TORA. BISHAM BISHAD
BIHANDANKARI . ASRAN SARAN BHOHARI. DEV DEV DARBAR DUAARE. RAM RAM RAVIDASS
PUKAARE ||
O Lord of the three worlds, i.e. the entire universe, You
are also the Purifier of sinners, please protect me.
In order to remember You, I am ready to bear worst torture
and undergo sufferings. I can sacrifice my life for You.
My mind is engaged in the sinful acts of anger and sexual
desire.
Therefore how can I recite Your holy name?
O God! After forgetting your name, the human being is
entrapped in the worldly agony.
But when the man takes refuge in You, then all his
sufferings will come to an end.
O God, of all the demi gods and deities, while standing at
the entrance of your court I pray to you that you please allow
me to see your holy face because every coming and going breath
of mine recites your holy name. 


SHABAD-34
(Raag Dhanasari)
DARSHAN DEEJHAI RAM DARSHAN DEEJHAI. DARSHAN DEEJAI BILAMBH NA KEEJAI ||TEK||
DARSHAN TORA JEEVAN MORA. BIN DARSHAN KYO JEEVAY CHAKORA. MADHO SATGUR
SABH JAG CHELA. AB KE BICHURAY MILAN DUHELA. DHAN JOBAN KI JUTHI AASAA. SAT SAT
BHAKHAI JAN RAVIDASSA ||
O God! Please do not delay. Let me see Your fascinating
face. Show Your holy glimpse immediately.
Your glimpse is my life. How can a chakor live without
seeing the moon, O God!
You are the true preceptor of the whole human race; whole
world is Your disciple. After taking birth, if a man remains
departed from You, then it is very difficult to get reunion with
You, O God!
A man, after forgetting God, remains occupied with the
false expectations of wealth and youth. Ravidass tells the truth
that a true lover of God remains always emotionally perturbed
in order to see the holy glimpse of the God. 


SHABAD-35
(Raag Dhanasari)
JAN KO TAR TAR NAATH RAMIYA. KATHIN FAND PARYO PANCH JAMYIA ||TEK|| TUM BIN
SAKAL DEV MUN DHUNDHU. KAHU NA PAAYO JAM PASS CHUDDEYA. HAM SAI DEEN DAYAL
NA TUM SAR. CHARAN SARAN RAVIDASS CHAMIYA ||
O God! I am your disciple; help me to swim across the
sea of existence. I am fully engrossed in the five evils such as
lust, anger, greed, attachment and pride.
I have carefully explored the spiritual power of the saints
and sages and arrived at the conclusion that there is no one else
except You who could save me from the odious clutches of Yamraj.
O God! There is no one as poor as I, and there is no one
as compassionate as You are.
Ravidass tanner has taken shelter in Your lotus feet,
o God! 


SHABAD-36
(Raag Dhanasari)
JO TUM GOPALEAH NEH GAIHO. TO TUM KO SUKH MAIN DUKH UPJAY SUKH KAHAN TAI
PAINHO ||TEK|| MALA NAAM SABHAI JAG DEHKO JHOOTHO BEKH BANAIHO. JHOOTHAI
TE SAANCH TAB HOIHO HAR KI SARAN JAB EH HO. KAN RAS BAT RAS AUR SABHAI RAS
JOOTHAI MURRH MANNDAIHO. JAB LAG TAIL DIYA MAIN BATI DEKHAT HI BUJ JAIHO. JO
JAN RAM NAM RANG RAATAI AUR RANG NA SUHAIHO. KAHAI RAVIDASS BHAJO RE KIRPA
NIDHI PRAN GAYA PACHITAIHO ||
O man! If you will not take refuge in the feet of God,
then you will have to experience agony and grief during the
time of happiness. Then how will you get comfort?
People are engaged in counting the beads, misguiding the
masses. The impersonators are also deceiving the people by
wearing robes.
The untrue will become true, when you will come under
the shelter of God.
The extract of false sayings can give pleasure to ears. But
all such extracts are false.
To get your head shaved is also false.
The life is just like oil in the lamp. The life will come to an
end before your eyes.
The people who have dyed themselves in the permanent
colour of God, then no other colour can be dyed on this fast
colour.
Ravidass says, recite the true name of God, who is treasure
of kindness, gracious and merciful, otherwise you will repent
after death. 

SHABAD-37
(Raag Dhanasari)
PRABHU JI SANGAT SARAN TIHARI. JAG JEEVAN RAM MURARI ||TEK|| GALLI GALLI KO JAL
BEH AAYO SURSAR JAYI SAMAYO. SANGAT KAI PARTAP MAHATAM NAAM GANGODAK PAYO.
SVAANT BOOND BARSAY FANN UPAR SEES BISHAY BISH HOYE. BAHI BUNDH KAI MOTI NIPJAY
SANGAT KI ADKAYI. TUM CHANDAN HUM IRINDH BAPURAI NIKAT TUMHARAI BASA. NEECH
BRIKH TE UNCH BHAYE HAI TUMHARI BAS SHUBASA. JAAT BHI OCHI PAT BHI OCHA UCHAA
KASAB HAMARA. TUMHARI KIRPA TE UUNCH BHAYE HAI KAHAI RAVIDASS CHAMARA ||
O God! I have sought the protection of your true
congregation. You are the giver of life to the whole world.
When the waste water coming out from the streets mingles
with the pure water of the Ganges, then it becomes the holy
water of the Ganges. It shows the greatness of pious
congregation because this waste water adopts the name of the
Ganges.
When the mythical rain drop falls on the hood of a snake
then it becomes poison. But when the same drop of rain falls
into an open sea-shell then it transforms into a pearl.
This is the result of company. O God! You are sandal, I
am a poor castor-oil plant. I dwell near you. Therefore, a humble
shrub has become a lofty tree. Your excellent perfume abides
in me.
O God! My caste is low, my lineage is low, and low is my
profession. But due to your benevolence, I have occupied a
supreme place, says Ravidass, the tanner. 


SHABAD-38
(Raag Dhanasari)
PANDE KAISI PUJ RACHI RE. SAT BOLAI SOI SATWADI JHUTHI BAAT BADI RE ||TEK|| JO
ABINASI SABKA KARTA VIAAP REHIYO SAB THOR RE. PANCH TAT JIN KIYA PASARA SO YO HI
KUCH AUR RE. TU JO KHAIT HO YO HI KARTA YANKU MANNIKH KARAI RE. TARAN SAKAT SAHI
YEH YA MAIN TON APAN KIYOO NA TIRRAI RE. ANHI BHROSAI SABH JAG BOODA SUN PANDAT
KI BAAT RE. YAA KAI DARAS KOON GUNAA CHUTAA SABH JAG AAYA JAT RE. YAA KI SEV SOOL
NEH BHAJAI KATAE NA SANSAI PAAS RE. SOCH VICHAR DEKH YAA MURAT YUN CHAADI
RAVIDASS RE ||
O ritual performing pandit! In the name of God’s worship,
you are spreading superstitions.
The man, who has the courage to speak the truth, is the
only truthful and righteous person, other things are false.
The eternal God is the creator of the universe, who is
also omnipresent. The Transcendent-one has created water,
air, fire, sky and earth, i.e. the five elements.
O pandit, you say that the statue, you worship, is the
Creator of the whole creation. But this statue is prepared by a
man. If we accept that this statue has the miraculous power to
take the man across the ocean of existence, then why not this
idol swims in the water itself ?
By listening and accepting such superstitious talks of the
pandit, the whole world is sinking. Tell me, who has attained
salvation by seeing the idol?
The whole world is entangled in the process of
transmigration of soul. The idol worship, without true
meditation, can neither drive away suffering nor the superstition
and misconception.
Ravidass says, after giving full thought to this point, I have
given up idol worship. 


SHABAD-39
(Raag Jaitsari)
NATH KACHHUA NA JANO. MAN MAYA KAI HATH BIKANAO. || RAHAAO|| TUM KAHIAT HOU
JAGAT GUR SUAMI. HAM KAHIAT KALIJUG KE KAMI. IN PANCHAN MERO MAN JO BIGARIO.
PAL PAL HAR JI TE ANTAR PARIO. JAT DEKHAU TAT DUKH KI RASI. AJOUN NA PATYAE NIGAM
BHAE SAKHI. GOTAM NAR UMAPAT SAWAMI. SIS DHARAN SAHAS BHAG GAMI. IN DUTAN
KHAL BADH KAR MARIO. BADO NILAJ AJHU NAHI HARIO. KAHI RAVIDASS KAHA KAISE
KIJAI. BIN RAGHUNATH SARAN KA KI LIJAI ||
O lord! I know nothing; I have sold my soul to Maya.
You are the great Lord of the world and we are sensualists
of the Kalyug.
The five evil passions have corrupted my heart and have
raised a barrier between You and me.
Wherever I see, there is a stock of trouble. Although, the
Veds bear witness to this even then I am not satisfied.
As for his sin, on the body of Indar, a thousand vagina
were formed.
As the head of Brahma adhered to the hand of Shiv, the
Lord of Uma, due to a sin committed by Brahma, so these
wicked enemies have bound and beaten my mind. I am very
shameless and have not yet grown weary of their company.
Ravidass says, now where I shall go? What shall I do? I
shall seek whose protection except God? 


SHABAD-40
(Raag Suhi)
SAH KI SAR SUHAGAN JANAI. TAJ ABHIMAN SUKH RALIA MANAI. TAN MAN DAIE NA ANTAR
RAKHAI. AVRA DEKH NA SUINAI ABHAKHAI. SO KAT JANAI PIR PARAI. JA KAI ANTAR DARAD
NA PAI ||RAHAAO|| DUKHI DUHAGAN DUE PAKH HINI. JIN NAH NIRANTAR BHAGAT NA
KINI. PUR SALAT KA PANTH DUHELA. SANG NA SATHI GAVAN IKELA. DUKHIA DARADVAND
DAR AAIA. BAHUT PIAS JABAB NA PAIA. KAHI RAVIDASS SARAN PARABH TERI. JIO JANHU
TIO KAR GAT MERI ||
The good wife knows her spouse’s worth. She renounces
pride and enjoys conjugal happiness.
She gives her husband her body and soul, and makes no
distinction between him and herself. She sees no one else,
hears no one else and speaks to no one else.
Who has not tolerated the pang of sufferings, himself, he
cannot understand the woes of others?
The bad wife who has not served her spouse continuously,
she is unhappy and loses both worlds.
It is very difficult to cross the bridge of ‘Pursilat’. She has
to cross it alone because there shall be no companion of the
soul.
In grief and in pain, I have come to your door, O God. I
am very thirsty, but I have received no answer from you.
Ravidass says, O God! I have come to seek refuge in You,
now as you think better provide me salvation. 


SHABAD-41
(Raag Suhi)
JO DIN AVAHI SO DIN JAHI. KARNA KUCH RAHAN THIR NAHI. SANG CHALAT HAI HAM BHI
CHALNA. DOOR GAVAN SIR UPAR MARNA. KIA TU SOIA JAG IANA. TAI JIVAN JAG SACH KAR
JANA. || RAHAAO|| JIN JIO DIA SO RIJAK AMBRAVAI. SABH GHAT BHITAR HAT CHALAVAI.
KAR BANDIGI CHHAD MAI MERA. HIRDAI NAM SAMHAR SAVERA. JANAM SIRANO PANTH
NA SAVARA. SANJH PARI DAH DIS ANDHIARA. KAHI RAVIDASS NIDAN DIVANE. CHETAS NAHI
DUNIA FAN KHANE ||
The days which come, pass away again. We must march
on, nothing is stable.
Our companions are going. We too must have to go. The
journey is long. Death stands over us.
Why are you sleeping? Awake for God’s service, O silly
man. You think that life is a real thing in this world.
He, who gives you life, provides you sustenance. He has
opened a shop in every heart.
You renounce egoism and worship God. You preserve the
name of God in your heart in the morning and remember His
name.
Your life has come to an end. Yet you have not prepared
your way. It is evening time and the darkness has spread out
its wings on all sides.
Ravidass says, O fool and mad man! Why do you not think
that the world is a transitory abode? 


SHABAD-42
(Raag Suhi)
UCHE MANDAR SAAL RASOI. EK GHARI FUN RAHAN NA HOI. IH TAN AISA JAISE GHAS KI
TAATI. JAL GAIO GHAS RAL GAIO MAATI. || RAHAAO|| BHAI BANDH KUTAMB SAHERA. OE
BHI LAGE KADH SAVERA. GHAR KI NAR UREH TAN LAGI. UH TAO BHUT BHUT KAR BHAGI.
KAHI RAVIDASS SABHAI JAG LUTIA. HAM TAO EK RAM KAHI CHHUTIA ||
Man builds lofty mansions with halls and kitchens. But
after his death he cannot stay in them for a moment.
This body is like a hut of grass. When the grass is burnt, it
is blended with the dust.
Even his relations, his family and his companions start
saying, “Take him out quickly.”
A wife, who used to embrace her husband, cries out after
his death, “Ghost! Ghost!,” and runs away from him.
Ravidass says, death has plundered the whole world but I
have escaped by repeating the name of one God. 


SHABAD-43
(Raag Suhi)
DUKHIARI DUKHARA JAG MEH, MANN JAP LAI RAM PIARA RE ||TEK|| GARRH KANCHA
TASKAR TIH LAGA, TU KAHE NA JAAG ABHAGA RE. NAIN UGHAAR NA PEKHYO TUNAI,
MANNUSH JANAM KEH LEKHA RE . PAYOU PASAAR KIM SOI PAREYO, TAI JANAM AKARATH
KOHYA RE. JAN RAVIDASS RAM NIT BHENTHI, REH SANJAM JAGIT PEHRA RE ||
The whole world is full of sufferings. O mind, you recite
the name of God.
Your body is perishable. More over five thieves of immoral
and sinful deeds are bent upon to destroy your body. On
realising this fact, O unfortunate man! Why do you not awake?
You do not see the reality with your own eyes. What is the
use of this birth?
You have wasted this birth without any gain. You have
lost this birth by sleeping and sitting with sprawling limbs.
Ravidass says, O foolish man! Yet there is time to gain
something in this birth. You remember the holy name of God.
By reciting His name create nearness to Him. Restraint and
save yourself from evil deeds. Control yourself. Only then you
can achieve God and make this birth fruitful. 


SHABAD-44
(Raag Bilawal)
DARID DEKH SABH KO HASAI AISI DASA HAMARI. ASAT DASA SIDH KAR TALAI SABH KIRPA
TUMARI. TU JANAT MAI KICHH NAHI BHAV KHANDAN RAM. SAGAL JIA SARNAGATI PARABH
PURAN KAAM. || RAHAAO|| JO TERI SARNAGATA TIN NAHI BHAR. UCH NICH TUM TE TARE
AALAJ SANSAAR. KAHI RAVIDASS AKATH KATHA BAHO KAE KAREEJAI. JAISA TU TAISA TUHI
KIA UPMA DEEJAI ||
Every body used to laugh at me on seeing my poverty,
such was my condition. But I hold the all eighteen
supernatural powers in the palm of my hand through your
favour, O God.
You know I am nothing, O God- destroyer of fear.
All men have sought your protection. O God, You are the
fulfiller of desires.
They, who have sought Your protection, no longer bear
the load of sin. The high and low have been delivered from
the shameless world only due to your kindness.
Why say more regarding the Ineffable? O God! You are
your own parallel. To whom I can compare you, says Ravidass.


SHABAD-45
(Raag Bilawal)
JIH KUL SADH BAISNOU HOE. BARAN ABRAN RANK NAHI ISUR BIMAL BAS JANIAI JAG SOE.
||RAHAAO|| BARAHMAN BAIS SUD AR KHATRI DOM CHANDAR MALECHH MAN SOE. HOE
PUNIT BHAGVANT BHAJAN TE AP TAR TARE KUL DOE. DHAN SO GAO DHAN SO THAO DHAN
PUNIT KUTAMB SABH LOE. JIN PIA SAR RAS TAJE AN RAS HOE RAS MAGAN DARE BIKH KHOE.
PANDIT SUR CHHATARPAT RAJA BHAGAT BARABAR AOR NA KOE. JAISE PURAIN PAT RAHAI
JAL SAMEEP BHAN RAVIDASS JANME JAG OE ||
The family in which a saint of God is born, whether it be
of high or low caste, poor or rich, shall have its unalloyed
fame blazoned through the world.
Whether man be a Brahman, a Vaish, a Shudar, a Khatri, a
Dom, a Chandal or a Maleechh, he becomes pure by worshipping
God. He liberates himself and the families of both his paternal
and maternal parents.
That village is blessed, the birth place is blessed, and his
pious family is blessed in the worlds. He has drunk the elixir of
God’s name, the supreme essence, abandoning all others; he has
become intoxicated with the nectar and thus renounced sin.
Among pandits, heroes and emperors, there is none equal
to the saint. As the leaves of water-lily flourish near the water,
remain dry in the water, like this the saints, while living in the
world remain uncontaminated by it. Ravidass says the birth of
such a saint is auspicious and blessed one. 


SHABAD-46
(Raag Bilawal)
KA TU SOVE JAAG DIWANA. JHUTHA JIVAN SANCH KAR JAANA ||TEK|| JO DIN AAWE SO
DUKH MAIN JAHI. KIJAI KOOCH RAHEYO SACH NAHI. SANG CHALIYO HAI HUM BHI CHALNA.
DUR GWAN SIR UPAR MARNA. JO KACHU BOYA LUNAYE SOI. TA MAI FER FAAR NAHI HOYI.
CHADIYE KOOR BHAJO HAR CHARNA. TA KO MITE JANAM AUR MARNA. JIN JIYO DIYA SO
RIJAK AMRRAVAI. GHAT-GHAT BHITAR REHAT CHALAVAI. KAR BANDGI CHAD MAIN MERA.
HIRDAI KARIM SAMBHAR SAVERA. AAGAI PANTH KHARA HAI JHINA. KHANDE TAAR JAISA
HAI PAINA. JIS UPAR MARAG HAI TERA. PANTHI PANTH SWAAR SWERA. KIYA TEH KHARCHA
KIYA HAI KHAYA. CHAL DARHAL DIBAAN BULAYA. SAHIB TOH PAI LAIKHAN LAISI. BIR PARIYA
TU BHAR BHAR DESI. JANAM SIRANA KIYA PSARA SAMVARA. SANJH PARI CHAHU DIS
ANDHARA. KEH RAVIDASS NIDAAN DIVANA. AJHU NA CHETE DUNI FANDKHANA ||
O mad-man! Why are you sleeping? Awake from the sleep
of ignorance. You think that the false life is true and eternal.
In reality this world is perishable. The day which comes, passes
away again. We have too march on, nothing remains stable.
Our companions are going; we too must have to go; the journey
is long. Death stands over us.
What you have sown, you will have to harvest the same.
Therefore, you worship God, lay aside falsehood. Only then
your cycle of birth and death will come to an end.
He, who has given you life, will provide sustenance. In
every heart, he has opened a shop. You worship God by giving
up egoism.
The way after death is difficult and like double-edged
sword. Therefore, you should reform this way by remembering
the name of God in the morning.
The god of death i.e. Yam will enquire from you, what
you have spent and what you have taken? Then God will ask
for account of noble deeds. When you will be in trouble, then
you will be provided relief from the account of virtuous deeds.
Your life has gone; even then, you are sitting with sprawling
limbs. The evening time has come and the darkness has spread
its wings in all directions.
Ravidass says, O silly man! You have forgotten that the
world is perishable. 


SHABAD-47
(Raag Bilawal)
KHALIK SIKSATA MAIN TERA. DE DIDAR UMEDGAAR BAIKARAR JEEYO MERA ||TEK|| AVAL
AAKHIR EILAH AADIM MOJ FARISTA BANDA. JIS KI PANAH PEER PAINGAMBAR MAIN GARIB
KIYA GANDA. TU HAJARAA HAJOOR JOG EIK AWAR NAHI DUJA. JISKE EISAK AASRA NAHI
KIYA NIWAAJ KIYA PUJA. NALIDOJJ HANOJ BEBAKHAT KUM KHIDAMATIGAR TUMAARA.
DARMANNDA DAR JAVAB NA PAVAI KEH RAVIDASS BICHARA ||
O Creator! In spite of the fact that I am a broken man,
even then, I am Your servant. My heart is anxious to have a
glimpse of Your glittering face.
O God! You are the beginning and the end of this world.
Angels and men are reciting Your name happily. The holy men
and prophets have taken refuge in You, then why should not I
poor man sought Your protection?
O God! You are omnipresent. There is no one parallel to
You in the world. The man, who has not taken protection of
Your love, he may perform prayer, but all useless.
A man, who is ignorant about You, is suffering like a worm
of drain. He is selfish but he is Your attendant,
Ravidass, after careful thought says, O God, a fully tired
man has requested You to reveal Your identity but so far he has
not received any positive answer, therefore he is suffering. 


SHABAD-48
(Raag Bilawal)
JO MOH BAIDAN KAASAN AAKHUN HAR BIN JEEVAN KAISE KAR RAKHO ||TEK|| JIV TARSAI
EIK DANG BASERA KARHO SAMBHAL TUM SIRJAN MERA. BIRAH TAPAI TANN ADHIK JARAVAI
NEEND NA AAVAI BHOJAN NA BHAVAI. SAKHI SAHALI GARABH GAHELI PEEYU KI BAAT NA
SUNUH SAHALI. MAIN RE DUHAGAN ADIKAR JAANI GAYO SO JOBAN SAADH NA MAANI. TU
DANA SAYIN SAHIB MERA KHIDMATGAAR BANDA MAIN TERA. KAHAI RAVIDASS ANDESA
YEHI BIN DARSAN KIYON JEEVEH SNEHI ||
O brother! I am feeling pang of the separation from God,
but I cannot explain the same in words. How shall I spend my
life without God?
O God! I am longing for your kind grace. You, kindly
provide me protection and take care of me. Without seeing
Your face my soul is suffering pang of separation. Due to the
heat of disunion my body is burning. Neither I can take food
nor can I sleep.
My companions such as organs of action and sense organs
are under influence of pride and do not obey my wishes. I am
just like a deserted woman. Till now I have committed sins
only. Though my youthfulness has passed away even then I
could not follow the right path.
O God! You the only wise and intellectual Master of mine
and I am Your servant. Ravidass says O God! I have only one
apprehension in my mind, O beloved God, how can I live
without seeing Your holy face? 


SHABAD-49
(Raag Bilawal)
TA THAIN PATIT NAHI KO PAWAN HAR TAJJ AAN NA DHIYAYA RE. HUM APUJ PUJ BHAYE HAR
THAI NAAM ANUPAM GAAYA RE ||TEK|| ASTADAS BUYAKARAN BAKHANAI RE TEEN KAAL
KHAT JEETA RE. PREM BHAGAT ANTAR GAT NAHI TA TE DHANUK NEEKA RE. TA THAI BHALO
SWAN KO SATAR HAR CHARAN NA CHIT LAYA RE. MUAYA MUKAT BAINKUTH BASA JEEVAT
EIHA JAS PAAYA RE. HUM APRADHI NEECH GHAR JANMAIN KUTAMBH LOK KARAI HAANSI
RE. KAHAI RAVIDASS RAM JAP RASNA KAATAI JANAM KI PAASI RE ||
O Purifier of sinners, none is superior to you. Therefore,
why we should remember any demi-god? We were not worthy
or respectable but due to the meditation of God, we have
become sacred and respectable.
Eighteen Purans and grammar books told that a pious
devotee is considered victorious of the three ages and six
actions. A man whose heart is not inclined towards worship is
considered to be a low man.
That man is supreme, who has conquered the dog of greed
and dedicated himself to the feet of God. He attains salvation
after death, glory and fame while living in the world.
I am a criminal and sinner, who have taken birth in a low
family. The people of my caste laugh at me.
Ravidass says, the man who will recite the name of God
with his tongue, can save himself from the noose of god of
death. Therefore, O man, remember the name of God. 


SHABAD-50
(Raag Bilawal)
AISA HI HAR KIYO PYIVO, MANN CHANCHAL RE BHAI. CHAPAL BHAYO CHOUDIS DHAVIE,
RAKHIEO RAHAI ||TEK|| MAIN MERI CHUTYE NEH KABHUN, MAIN MAMTA MADHU BIDHIO.
LOBH MOH MEH REHYO RUJHANO, NIT VISHIYA RAS RIJHIYO. DAM KOH MOH MAYA BASS,
KAPAT KURR HOON BANDHIYO. KAAM LUBDHU KAU BAS PARIYO, KULKAAN CHHARH
BIKAYO. CHHAPA TILAK CHHAPAU NAHI SOBHIYE, JAU LAU KESAU NEIH GAYEO.SANJAM
REHYO NA HAR HUN SIMRIO, BIRTHA BHARMIO ROO BHARMAIYO. ANIK KOTAK KALA
KACHHAI KACHHE, BUHAR SAANG DIKHAVO. MURAKH AAPAN AAP SAMUJ NEH, AURAN
KA SAMJHAVO. AAS KARAI BAIKUNTH GAVAN KOU, CHAL MANN KABHU NA THIRAIO. JAU
LAU MANN VAS NEH HUNTAU, TAU LAGH SABH JUTHARIO. KAPAT KIYA RIJHAE NEH KAISAU,
JAGG KARTA NEH KAANCHA. KEH RAVIDASS BHAJAO HAR MADHO, SEWAG HOVAI MANN
SAANCHA ||
O brother! So far your mind is not stable, you cannot
achieve God. It is the habit of the mind to roam in all the four
directions. The mind cannot be controlled by making efforts.
You do not renounce the desire of pride and belongings.
O man! You get involved in evils of greed and affection. You
remain occupied in enjoying the false happiness of sexual
desires.
You are fully trapped in the evils of pride, anger, false
hood and treachery. The sense of sexual desire and greed has
entrapped you thus you are causing severe dent on the
conventional rules of your family.
O Vaishnavite! If you do not sing songs in praise of God
from your heart, then it will be of no use to apply saffron mark
on your forehead. You do not spend your life in self-control,
and you do not recite the name of God, rather you misled the
people by preaching erroneous beliefs.
You exhibit miracles but you know nothing about yourself
rather advise others. You aspire for heaven but cannot control
your mind. If you do not control the mind till then everything
is false.
The God does not become happy with the person who
commits fraud because he is the Creator and experienced one.
Ravidass says, O man! O Vaishnavite!! Recite the true and pure
name of God in your mind. 


SHABAD-51
(Raag Bilawal)
KAA GAYOUN KACHHU GAYE NA HOI, GAYOUN ROOP SEHJAI SOYE ||TEK|| NEH AKAAS NEH
DHAR DHARNI, PAWAN PUR GHAT CHANDA. NEH AB RAM KISAN GUN BHAI, BOLAT HAI
SUCHH CHHANDA. NEH AB BED KATEB PURANAN, SUN SEHAJ RE BHAI. NEH AB MAIN TAIN,
TAIN MAIN NAHI, KA SEYU KAHO BATAYE. BHANAI RAVIDASS KA KEH GAYOUN, GAAIN GAYE
HARAANA. SAMUJH BICHAR BOL KAHAN GHOU, AAPHI AAP SAMANNA ||
What shall I sing? I am unable to sing a song in the praise
of God because by singing such songs I have attained the state
of spiritual calm.
After achieving the state of ecstasy, there is neither any
sky for me nor the earth. I do not feel the blowing wind or see
the moon in the sky or any city on the earth. I have forgotten
the splendour of Ram and Krishan. I am telling you the truth.
I do not rejoice to listen to the Veds and Purans in this
state of spiritual ecstasy. Between me and You and between
You and me, all differences have gone. To whom should I reveal
this secret?
While singing the songs in praise of God, I have fully
absorbed in Him. Now how shall I sing and for whom I shall
sing? All my songs have finished, says Ravidass. As I have
absorbed in the God. 


SHABAD-52
(Raag Bilawal)
AB KA KEH KAUN BATAUN. AB KA KEH DEBAL DEV SAMAYU ||TEK|| KA SIYOUN RAM KAHO
SUN BHAI, KA SIYOUN KISAN KAREEMA. KA SIYOUN BAID KATEB KAHUN AB, KA SIYOUN
KAHUN LAIYO LEENA. KA SIYOUN TIRATH BHARAT PUJA, KA SIYOUN NAO KAHAO. KA SIYOUN
BHISIT DOJIG NA SAT KAR, KA SIYOUN KAHUN KAHAYE. KA SIYOUN JEEV SEEV KAHAU
SADHAU, SUNN SEHAJ GHAR BHAI. KA SIYOUN GUNI NA GHUN KAHUN MADHO, KA SIYOUN
KAHUN BATAAI. JAL KE TRANG JAL MAH SAMAYI, KEH KA KAU NAAV DHARIYE. AISE EK
ROOP MAIN MADHO, APPAN HI NIRVARIYE. BHANAI RAVIDASS AB KA KEH GAAYU, JAYO KOI
AURHAI HOI. JA SIYO GAEAYE GAYAI KAHAT HAI, PARAM ROOP HUM SOI ||
O man! What shall I tell you about God? How he looks?
Under which name I shall worship Him in the temple?
To whom I shall address by the holy name of Ram, Krishan
or Karim. After renouncing the name of God, which Ved or
Puran shall I study? Both religious sacred scriptures have
achieved equal status in my eyes.
Which place, I shall call a place of pilgrimage or
meditation? How shall I define fast and worship? Which is the
true name to remember? Which places I shall call by the name
of heaven and hell?
To whom I shall call the benefactor except God, who has
acquired a perfect state of mental tranquility?
I shall call Him without attributes or endowed with qualities
of attributes. The God possesses which merit of these two?
You tell me when a wave, which takes birth from the water
and gets absorbed in the same water then with which name we
shall call it. Like this O God! There is no difference between
You and me, between the soul and God. Both are integral part
of each other. O God! Please elevate me from such situation.
Ravidass says, in whose praise I shall sing songs, because
there is none else except God. To whom shall I ask to sing in
His praise, because I have already absorbed in the God and
adopted His form? 


SHABAD-53
(Raag Bilawal)
KHOJAT KITHU FIRAY, TERE GHAT MAIN SIRJANHAR|| TEK || KASTURI MRIG PASS HAI RE,
DHUDHAT GHAS FIRAY.|PACHHAY LAGGO KAL PARTHI, CHIN MEH PRAN HARAY. EIRRA
PINGLA SUKHMANNA NARRI, JA MAIN CHIT NA DHRAY SEHASTAR MEH BHAVAR GUFA HAI,
BHAVRA GUNJ KARAY. DIL DARYAV HEERA LAL HAI, GURMAKH SAMAJ PARE. MARJI VA KI
SAIN VICHARAY, TAYO HEERA HATH PARAY. KEH RAVIDASS SAMUJH RE SANTO, EHU PADH
HAI NIRVAN. EHU REHAS KOYOU KHOJAI BUJHAY SOU HAI SANT SUJAN ||
O man! You are searching the God outside, whereas, the
Creator lives in your inner-self. As musk is in the deer itself
but the deer searches the musk in the forest.
The god of death is after you and he will pull out your
soul in a moment. According to yoga, you do not concentrate
on the three wind passages and recite the name of God.
You should realise that the cave, in which the flower
sucking bee resounds is situated in your body itself.
The precious diamond of God’s name is lying in the river
of heart. But only a Guru oriented devout can realise this fact.
If a devotee, after taking a lesson from that person, who is
trifling his life in order to dig out diamond and pearls from the
deep sea, dives in his heart, he will definitely be successful in
locating the diamond of God’s name.
Ravidass says, O man! This state of mind is called
salvation. The man, who discovers this truth, will be the pious
saint in real sense. 


SHABAD-54
(Raag Bilawal)
SANTO KUL PAKHI BHAGAT HAIVSI KALYUG MAIN, NIPAKH BIRLA NIVHAISI. JAAN PACHHAN
HARISH MANNN HULSAI, BIN PICHAAN MILAT MURJHASI. APSVARATH PARMADH,
DAYADHAY, PARMARATH NA DIRRASI. BIN BISVAS BAANJH SUT JAYESAI, HAR KAARAN KIYUN
RASI. BHAV BHAGAT HIRDAI NEH AASI, VISHAI LAAGI SUKH PASSI. KEH RAVIDASS POORA
GUR PAVAY, SWANG KI SWANG DUKHASI ||
O saints! The worship is partial in the Kalyug. Therefore,
there will hardly be anyone, who remains neutral or
unprejudiced in this age.
A man remains happy in the partial meditation, to which
he belongs but gets perturbed to see the other type of worship
to whom he does not like and hence feels dejected.
The self-interested topics are luring men in the sea of fire.
People do not know the best object of religious pursuit and
they do not stick to it.
A barren woman does not believe that she can give birth
to a child, like this the man cannot acquire faith to swim the
ocean of existence, without reciting the name of God.
In the mind of a renegade person, the desire to remember
the name of God does not appear as he gives preference to the
worldly desires.
Ravidass says that a person shall take refuge in a true
Guru otherwise he has to suffer while indulging in partial
meditation. 


SHABAD-55
(Raag Bilawal)
PAANDE! HAR VICH ANTAR DADHA. MUND MUNDAVAI SEWA PUJA BHRAM KA BANDHAN
GAADHA || TEK|| MALA TILAK MANNOHAR BANNO LAGGO JAMM KI PASSI. JO HAR SAITI
JORRYO CHAHO TO JAG SO RAHO UDASI. BHUKH NA BHAJAI TRISNA NA JAYI KAHO KAUN
KAVAN GUN HOI. JO DADH MAI KAANJI KO JAVAN TO GHRIT NA KADHAI KOI. KARNI KATHNI
GYAN ACHARA BHAGAT INHU SO NYARI. DOI GHORA CHAD KOYO NA PHUNCHO SATGURU
KAHAY PUKARI. JO DASA TANN KIYO CHAHO AAS BHAGAT KI HOYI. TOH NIRMAL SANGH
MAGAN HAVAY NACHO LAAJ SARAM SABH KOI. KOI DADHO KOI SEEDHO SAACHO KURR NIT
MARYAA. KAHAI RAVIDASS HAU NA KAHAT HAU YOKADASHAI PUKARIYA ||
O pandit ! There is a great difference in the rituals you are
performing and the true worship of God. During your religious
discourse, you preach people to worship God after getting their
heads shaved.
After wearing string of beads, applying saffron mark on
your forehead and looking beautiful, you cannot save yourself
from the clutches of the messenger of death i.e. Yam. If you
like to cultivate your relationship with God, then you should
reside in this world with full detachment.
But you have not so far renounced the lust. You tell
me which virtuous merit you possess? A woman has to
coagulate milk with curd and not with any other sour
substance to make ghee.
Neither your sayings and deeds, nor your knowledge and
behaviour are suitable for worship. The worship is some thing
else and peculiar. My Guru is advising in loud voice that no
one can reach his destination while riding on two horses.
If you want to get your name added in the list of God’s
servants and want to worship God with full devotion then you
have to dance in the open by leaving aside your modesty and
shyness.
But you have been cheating the people by telling them
right or wrong. Ravidass says, I alone do not say this but other
holy saints have also preached this truth loudly that true
meditation destroys ignorance. 


SHABAD-56
(Raag Bilawal)
MANN MERO THIRU NA RAHAYI, KOT KOTAK KAR DIKHRAVAI, EIT UTT JAGG MAIN DHAYI
||TEK|| MAYA MAMTA MOH LAPTANO, DIN DIN URJAT JAAYI. SUAAN PUCH KABHU HOYE
NA SUDHO, KEEJHU LAKH UPAYI. GURU KO GIAN PREM KI SAANTI, KUBUDH KUKARAM
CHURRAYI. KEH RAVIDASS MANN THIRU HAISVI, CHAL SABH CHADH GURSARNAYI ||
My mind is not stable; it is performing numerous worldly
activities and wandering hither and thither in the world.
It is said that after making numerous efforts the tail of a
dog does not become straight. Such is the state of my mind.
O mind! Now the time has come to acquire the Guru’s
divine knowledge and with the help of baton of love you dispel
all sinful deeds. Ravidass says, O mind! You should now take
refuge in the name of Guru by giving up all evil deeds. 


SHABAD-57
(Raag Bilawal)
HUM GHAR AAYEO RAM BHATAR, GAVAHU SAKH MIL MANNGLACHAR. TANN MANN RATT
KARHIN AAPNO, TAU KAHUN PAIEHIN PIV PIAR. PRITAM KO JO DARSHAN PAAYI, MANN
MANDHAR MEHIN BHEYO UJIAR. HAUN MARRAI TAI NAU NIDHI PAYI, KIRPA KEENHI RAM
KARTAR. BAHUT JANAM BICHURAI PIV PAIEYO, JANAM JANAM TAI BILIE RAR. KEH RAVIDASS
HAU KACHHU NEH JANAU, CHARAN KAWANAL MEH TUV MURAR ||
O generous one! The saints of God have arrived at my
house today. Therefore, on this occasion of happiness, come
and join me to sing the invocatory songs in their praise.
When a devotee dedicates his mind, body and soul to the
Guru, only then he gets the love of God in return.
After having a glimpse of my beloved God, the divine
light has spread in the temple of my mind. By the grace of
God, I have achieved nine treasures of Kuber.
I have been separated from God for the past so many births.
Now I have achieved Him. Thus all my disputes of births have
come to an end.
Ravidass says, I do not know too much about the
wonderful act of the Transcendent one. But it is true that I
have taken refuge in the holy lotus feet of God. 


SHABAD-58
(Raag Bilawal)
KALHU NAYI TAH PAD SEES, NEH BISRAYOUN KHIN EIKHU EESH ||TEK|| JANAM MARAN
ARU JAGG JALA, NAAM PARTAP NA BIAPEH BYALA. AGAT VIGAT ANADH ANOOPA, VISHAV
VIAPAK BRHAM AROOPA. GHAT GHAT TEH PAIKHIYAT AIESAI, JAL MEH LEHAR, LEHAR JAL
JAYESAI. KEH RAVIDASS HAR SARAB VIAPAK, SARABH CHINTAMAN SARABH PRITPALAK ||
In the Holy feet of God, the god of death, Yam, himself
bows his head. I do not forget this God even for a moment.
The man is occupied in the cycle of birth and death, and
other worldly affairs. The glory of the name of God is so great
that the snake of worldly charms cannot bite the devotee.
The God is inapproachable, inaccessible and boundaryless.
The God has no beginning. The God has no comparison.
The God is eternal, unique and universal. The Creator is
formless and invisible.
He is fully absorbed in every particle of the universe like
waves in the water. Ravidass says, the God is omnipresent. He
cares for every one and eradicates worries of His devotees. He
is nourishing and protecting the whole world. 


SHABAD-59
(Raag Gaund)
MUKAND MUKAND JAPAHU SANSAR. BIN MUKAND TAN HOE AUHAR. SOI MUKAND MUKAT
KA DATA. SOI MUKAND HAMRA PIT MATA. JIVAT MUKANDE MARAT MUKANDE. TA KE SEVAK
KAO SADA ANANDE. ||RAHAAO|| MUKAND MUKAND HAMARE PARANAN. JAP MUKAND
MASTAK NISANAN. SEV MUKAND KARAI BAIRAGI. SOI MUKAND DURBAL DHAN LADHI. EK
MUKAND KARAI UPKAR. HAMRA KAHA KARAI SANSAR. METI JAT HUE DARBAR. TUHI
MUKAND JOG JUG TAR. UPJIO GYAN HUA PARGAS. KAR KIRPA LEENE KEET DAS. KAHO
RAVIDASS AB TARISNA CHUKI. JAP MUKAND SEVA TAHU KI ||
O worldly man! You repeat the name of God, the
Dispenser of salvation. Without the Dispenser of salvation,
the body is going waste.
The Dispenser of salvation is the giver of deliverance.
The Dispenser of salvation is our father and mother.
Living persons repeat His name. The man while dying also
repeats His name. His worshipper is ever happy.
The Dispenser of salvation is my life. When I repeat the
name of the Dispenser of salvation, then it has been recorded
on my forehead.
Only he who has ceased to love the world can serve the
God. I am a weak man but still I have obtained the Dispenser
of salvation as my wealth.
If the Dispenser of salvation do me a favour, then
what can the world do to me? When the supreme God
has been showering His eternal blessings on me, then no
one can harm me.
Having effaced my caste, I have become a courtier of
God. You are able to save the world, O God.
Divine knowledge has sprung up and I have become
enlightened. God has, graciously accepted this worm as
His slave.
Ravidass says, my thirst has now ceased. I repeat the name
of God and perform His service. 


SHABAD-60
(Raag Gaund)
JE OH ATHSATH TIRATH NHAVAI. JE OH DUADAS SILA PUJAVAI. JE OH KUP TATA DEVAVAI.
KARAI NIND SABH BIRTHA JAVAI. SADH KA NINDAK KAISE TARAI. SARPAR JANHU NARAK HI
PARAI. ||RAHAAO|| JE OH GARAHAN KARAI KULKHET. ARPAI NAR SIGAR SAMET. SAGLI
SIMRIT SARVANI SUNAI. KARAI NIND KAVNAI NAHI GUNAI. JE OH ANIK PARSAD KARAVAI.
BHUM DAAN SOBHA MANDAP PAVAI. APNA BIGAR BIRANNA SANDHAI. KARAI NIND BAHO
JONI HANDHAI. NINDA KAHA KARAHU SANSARA. NINDAK KA PARGAT PAHARA. NINDAK
SODH SADH BICHARIA. KAHO RAVIDASS PAAPI NARAK SIDHARIA ||
If a man bathe at the sixty-eight places of pilgrimage, if
he worship the twelve Lingam stones, if he dedicate a well but
practise slander then all shall be in vain.
How shall the slanderer of a saint be saved? He knows
that he shall fall into hell, surely.
If a man observe eclipses at Kurukshetar, offer his wife
with her decorations of ornaments to a Brahman and hear all
the Simritis with ears, yet if he practise slander, then all shall
be in vain.
If he prepares many feasts to Brahmans, make then gift of
land and build for them splendid public mansions. If, neglecting
his own business, he perform that of others, and yet practice
slander, he shall wander in many births. Why do you slander,
O people?
The character of a slander is well known.
Holy men have considered and decided regarding the
slanderer. Ravidass says, he is sinner, and shall go to hell. 


SHABAD-61
(Raag Gaund)
AAJ DIVAS LAIUN BALIHARA. MERE GREH AAYA RAJA RAM KA PYARA ||TEK|| AANGAN
BAGARR BHAWAN BHAYO PAWAN. HARIJAN BAITHAI HARJAS GAVAN. KARUN DANDOT
CHARAN PAKHARUN. TANN MANN DHANN SANTAN PAR WARUN. KATHA KAHAYE AUR
ARTH BICHAREH. AAP TARAI AURAN KO TARAY. KEH RAVIDASS MILAY NIJ DASS. JANAM
JANAM KAI KAATAI PASS ||
I express deep devotion for the day, because to-day a
supreme saint, who is dear to Almighty, has come to my house.
My entire house including its courtyard, where the holy
persons gather to sing songs in praise of God, has become
pure with the coming of this saint.
I salute the saint by lying prostrate on the ground. I wash
his feet and offer my mind, body and wealth to him.
The saint preaches and analyses the message of God. He
has the spiritual power to swim himself and help his devotees
to swim across the ocean of existence.
Ravidass prays to God, “I wish to meet such holy saints
daily, who have the power to liberate their devotees from the
bondage of birth, death and rebirth.” 


SHABAD-62
(Raag Gaund)
AISE JAAN JAPO RE JEEV. JAP LIYO RAM NA BHARMO JEEV || TEK|| GANIKA THI KIS KARMA
JOG. PAR PURSAN SO RAMTI BHOG. NISI BASAR DUSKARAM KAMAYI. RAM KEHAT
BAIKUNTHAI JAYI. NAMDEV KAHIYEAY JAAT KAI OCHH. JA KO JASS GAEAI TIRLOK. BHAGAT
HAIT BHAGTA KAI CHALAI. ANKMAAL KAI BEETHAL MILAY. KOT YAG JO KOYU KARE. RAM
NAM SUM TAU NA NISTARAI. NIRGUN KA DUKH DEKHO AAYI. DEHI SAHIT KABIR SIDHAEI.
MORI KUCHIL JAT KUCHIL MAIN BAAS. BHAGAT CHARAN HARICHARAN NIWAS. CHARYO
BED KIYA KHANDOT. JAN RAVIDASS KARAI DANDOT ||
O man! You endeavour to know the omnipresent God
and remember His name. If you will recite His name then all
your mental unrest will come to an end.
Do you know Ganika was a prostitute, who does immoral
acts throughout the day and night? But due to the company of
saints she took solemn pledge to refrain from undesirable acts
and as a result of reciting the name of God, she achieved
heaven, the abode of God.
People consider that saint Namdev, belonged to a low caste
but now his praise is being sung in all the three worlds. The
God, keeping in view the worship of a man, meets him. A
man, who recites the name of God, attains Bethel - the God.
A man may perform crores of yags, but without remembering
the holy name of God, he cannot swim the ocean of existence.
This was the miracle of the God that saint Kabir, as a
result of reciting the name of transcendent God, entered heaven
with his mortal frame.
O God! People know me as a cobbler hailing from a low
caste but due to the company of saints I have attained a place
in your feet.
Ravidass says, I refute the sayings of four Veds, which
have divided the humanity into four castes. I only bow before
God and pay obeisance by lying prostrate on the ground in
front of Him. 


SHABAD-63
(Raag Ramkali)
PARIAI GUNIAI NAAM SABH SUNIAI ANBHAO BHAO NA DARSAI. LOHA KANCHAN HIRAN
HOE KAISE JAO PARSEH NA PARSAI. DEV ! SANSAI GANTH NA CHHUTAI. KAM KRODH MAYA
MAD MATSAR IN PANCHAHU MIL LUTE. || RAHAAO|| HAM BAD KAB KULIN HAM PANDIT
HAM JOGI SANIASI. GIANI GUNI SUR HAM DATE IH BUDH KABEH NA NASI. KAHO RAVIDASS
SABHAI NAHI SAMJHAS BHUL PARE JAISE BAURE. MOHI ADHAR NAAM NARAIN JIVAN PARAN
DHAN MORE ||
O men! You study and hear all the names of God, yet
God’s designs are unknown.
How shall iron become pure gold unless it is touched by
the philosopher’s stone?
O God! The knots of doubt are unsolved. Lust, wrath,
worldly love, pride and jealously – these five combined sins
are plundering the world.
We are great poets of high family, we are Pandits, we are
Jogis, Sanyasis, Gianis, virtuous heroes, we are generous – these
ideas shall never perish.
Ravidass says, all these men do not understand God. They
go astray like madmen. God’s name is my support, my life, my
soul and my wealth. 


SHABAD-64
(Raag Ramkali)
PARCHAI RAM RAMAI JO KOI PARAS PARSAI DUBIDA NA HOI || TEK|| JO DISAI SO SAKAL
BINAS ANDITHAI NAAHI VISWAS. BARAN SAHIT KAHAI JO RAM SO BHAGTA KEWAL NIHKAM.
PHAL KAARAN PHULE BANRAYI UPJAI PHAL TAB PUHUP BILAYI. GIANEH KAARAN KARAM
KARAYI UPJAI GIAN TAB KARAM NISAYI. BATIK BEEJ JAISA AAKAR PASREYO TEEN LOK PASAR.
JAHA KA UPJA TAHA SAMAYI SEHAJ SHUNAY MAIN REHYO LUKAYI. JO MANN BINDAI SOI
BIND AMAVAS MAINJAISE DEESAI CHAND. JAL MAIN JAISE TUMBA TIRAI PARCHAI PIND
JEEVAI NEH MARAI. SO MUN KAUN JU MANN KO KHAI BIN DWARE TIRLOK SAMAI. MANN
KI MEHMA SAB KOAI KAHAI KARTA SO JO ANBHAI RAHAI. KAHAI RAVIDASS YAHU PARAM
BAIRAAG RAM NAMU KEEN JAPHU SUBHAG. GHARIT KARAN DADH MADHAI SAYAN JEEVAN
MUKAT SADAA NIRBAN ||
Any one, who worships God, will definitely achieve Him.
As iron when touched by the ‘philosopher’s stone’ at once
becomes gold, like this when God, the philosopher’s stone touch
a man then his duality shall no longer remain.
Every thing that we see in the world is perishable. We do
not trust without seeing Him. He who repeats the name of
God with every alphabet is the only devotee free from desires.
Vegetables blossom to produce fruit. When the fruit
appears, the blossoms decay.
For the sake of divine knowledge, a man practises religious
ceremonies. When divine knowledge is obtained, then religious
ceremonies are not performed.
The vast universe, spread over three worlds, is just like a
small seed of banyan tree. Every one takes birth from God
and ultimately, will take refuge in Him. The Creator is
concealing Himself in the state of spiritual calm and absolute
silence.
The mind is part and parcel of God, but the mind cannot
see the God without reciting His name. Like this the moon is
there in the sky on moonless night but we cannot see it. Similarly
God is omnipresent, but due to our ignorance we could not
visualise Him.
A man who does not take interest in realising the God,
but spends his time in realising his body, he is just like a dead
man and his body like a hollowed shell, floats in the water. He
who destroys the duality of his mind, is really a Muni. He will
be absorbed in God. Three worlds are the abode of that God.
Every body acts according to his natural inclinations. It is
only the Creator who abides without fear.
Ravidass says, having embraced supreme renunciation,
why do not you repeat the name of God, O unlucky man?
The wise women churn coagulated milk in order to make
butter. Only those people, who strive for divine knowledge,
will obtain salvation. 


SHABAD-65
(Raag Ramkali)
AB MAIN HARYO RAI BHAI. THAKIT BHAYO SABH HAAL CHAAL TAI LOKAN BED BARRAI
||TEK|| THAKIT BHAYO GAYAN AUR NACHAN THAKI SEWA PUJA KAAM KRODH TE DEH
THAKIT BHAI KAHU KAHA LAU DUJA. RAM JAN HOYU NA BHAGAT KAHAYUN CHARAN
PAKHARU NA DEVA. JOI JOI KARUN ULAT MOH BANDHAI TA TE NIKAT NA BHAIVA. PEHLAI
GIAN KA KIYA CHANDNA PEECHAI DIYA BUJHAYI. SHUN SEHAJ MAIN DOU TIAGAI RAM
KAHUN NA KHUDAYI. DUR BASAI KHAT KARAM SAKAL AR DUREU KEENEH SAIU. GIANDHAYAN
DOYU DOOR KINAIH DURIU CHHADAI TAIU. PANCHO THAKIT BHAYO HAI JAHAN
TAHAN JAHAN TAHAN THIT PAAYI. JA KAARAN MAIN DOREYON FIRTO SO ABH GHAT MAIN
PAYI. PANCHO MERI SAKHI SAHELI TIN NIDH DAYI DIKHAYI. AB MANN PHOOL BHAYO JAG
MEHIYA ULAT AAP MAI SAMAI. CHALAT CHALAT MERO NIJ MANN THAKYO AB MO SE CHALAO
NA JAAYI. SAAYI SEHAJ MILYO SOI SANMUKH KEHAI RAVIDASS BARRAI ||
O fellow brothers! Now I am defeated. People are giving
importance to the Veds and Shastars in place of God. After
seeing this attitude of the people, I feel exhausted.
Without true devotion to God, the singing, dancing,
performing rituals, doing service, are all fruitless. My body has
exhausted due to passion, anger and other immoral deeds. In
these circumstances how a man can attain God with the help
of false rituals?
I am a servant of God. Neither I worship a deity nor I
wash the feet of a deity, but without reciting the name of
God, what so ever I do, it entangles me in the illusion.
Therefore, I do not indulge in false rituals.
I lit the lamp of knowledge which has eradicated the
darkness of ignorance. After reaching the state of spiritual
calm and absolute silence, I have renounced the both. Now
neither I worship Ram, thinking Him the supreme God nor
Rahim.
I have given up the six acts, enshrined in the Veds and
Shastars. Now I also have no concern with the worship of Shiv.
After attaining the state of spiritual calm and bliss, I feel
liberated from such knowledge and devotion.
After overcoming the five immoral deeds, I have attained
a firm position. In order to achieve God, I was running hither
and thither, I have achieved that God from within.
Now the immoral five senses have become my friends. By
controlling these five senses, I have attained God. The mind,
who was feeling pride in singing the praise of world, has now
absorbed in the God.
While travelling, my mind has become fully exhausted. I
cannot walk further. Ravidass says that renouncing false rituals,
I have attained the state of spiritual calm and bliss, where I
have directly come into contact with God. 


SHABAD-66
(Raag Ramkali)
GAYAI GAYAI AB KA KEH GAAYUN. GAWANHAAR TU NIKAT BATAYU ||TEK|| JAB LAG HAI YA
TANN KI AASAA TABH LAG KARAI PUKARA. JAB MANN MILIYO AAS NEH TANN KI TABHKO
GAWANHARA. JAB LAG NADI NA SAMUND SMAVAI TAB LAG BADAI HUNKARA . JAB MANN
MILIYO RAM SAGAR SO TAB YEH MITI PUKARA. JAB LAG BHAGAT MUKAT KI AASAA PARAM
TATT SUN GAVAI. JAHAN JAHAN AAS DHARAT HAI YEH MANN TAHAN TAHAN KACHU NA
PAVAI. CHADAI AAS NIRAAS PARAM PADH TAB SUKH SAT KAR HOYI. KAHE RAVIDASS JA SUU
AUR KEHAT HAI PARAM TATT AB SOYI ||
I have been singing in praise of God. Now I have achieved
Him, therefore, He is too close to me. How shall I sing His
praise and by which name I shall remember Him because He is
known by numerous names?
So far there is desire in the body, the man goes on recalling
Him. But when he absorbs in Him, the man becomes
unconscious and gets freedom from desires. Then there left no
body to sing.
The river makes noise till it falls into the sea. Like wise,
when the soul absorbs in the sea of God, all his hue and cry
ends.
So far a man has the desire of salvation; he sings in the
praise of God and listens to sermons. Wherever the greedy
man goes while keeping desires in his mind, he gets nothing.
But when a man, after giving up desires completely, meditates,
then he attains salvation.
If a man after renouncing all worldly desires meditates on
God only then he obtains the eternal bliss.
Ravidass says that the people of the world have been
describing the Almighty in different ways. But to achieve God,
is the ultimate truth only. 


SHABAD-67
(Raag Ramkali)
RAM JAN HOYUN NA BHAGAT KAHAYUN SEWA KARUN NA DASA. GUNI JOG JAGAY KACHU
NA JANNU TA THAI RAHUN UDASA || TEK|| BHAGAT HUYA TO CHARRAI BARRAHI JOG
KARUN JAG MAANAI. GUN HUYA TO GUNI JAN KAHAI GUNI AAP KO TAANAI. NA MAI MAMTA
MOH NA MOHIA YE SABH JAAHI BILAEI. DOJAKH BHISAT DOYU SUM KAR JANAI DOHUN
TARAK HAI BHAI. MAIN TAIN TAIN MAIN DEKH SAKAL JAG MAIN TAIN MOOL GAWAYI. JAB
MANN SAMTA IK IK MANN TABHI IK HAI BHAI. KRISAN KAREEM RAM HAR RAGHAV JAB LAG
IK NA PEKHA. BED KATEB KURAN PURANAN SAHAJ IK NEH DEKHA. JOI JOI KAR PUJAY SOI
SOI KAANCHI SEHAJ BHAV SAT HOYI. KEH RAVIDASS MAIN TAHAI KO PUJUN JAKAI GAAV
THAAV NEH KOI ||
O God, I am neither Your disciple nor Your worshipper.
Therefore, I have not served You. I have not become Your
servant.
I do not possess versatile qualities and knowledge of yoga.
Therefore, I am sad and dejected. If a man becomes Your
worshipper, then he will achieve fame being your worshipper.
If a man has talent, then people will call him a talented man.
The talented man will think that he has achieved excellence.
False affection and attachment have attracted me. Both
have gone far away from me. I consider hell and heaven equal.
Therefore, I have discarded both.
The human beings have forgotten God, due to pride,
arrogance and false affection. When the man after giving up
the false worldly affection, falls in true love with God only
then he attains oneness with Him.
Krishan, Karim, Ram, Hari, Raghav etc., are the different
names of the omnipresent God. A man cannot realise this fact
till he accepts that all human beings are equal. He may read
the Veds and Purans but he will attain spiritual calm only by
reciting the name of God.
The worship of any body, except God is untrue. A man
by performing true worship while sitting in ecstasy can achieve
the true God. Ravidass says that I worship only that God who
is not having a definite abode and name. 


SHABAD-68
(Raag Ramkali)
AB MERI BURRI RE BHAI TATAI CHARRI LOK BARRAI ||TEK|| ATT AHANKAR UR MEH SAT–
RAJJ-TAM TA MAIN REHAYO URJAYI. KARAM BAS PARYO KACHHU NA SUJHAI SWAMI NAM
BHULAI. HUM MANNO GUNI JOG SUN JUGTA HUM MAHA PURAKH RE BHAI. HUM MANNO
SOOR SAKAL BIDHI TIYAGI YEH MAMTA NAHI MITAI. HUM MANNAI AKHIL SHUN MANN
SODHYO SAB CHETAN SUDH PAYI. GAYAN DHAYAN SAB HI HUM JANYO BUJAI KAAUN SO
JAYI. HUM MANNAI PARAM PREM RAS JANYO NAU-BIDH BHAGAT KARAYI. SWANG DEKH
SABHI JAG DAIHKYO FIR AAPAN POR BANDHAYI. SAANG DHAI SAANCH NA JANYO LOGAN
YEH BHARMAYI. SYANG ROOP MAISHI JAB PAHRI BOLI TABH SUDH PAYI. AISYI BHAGAT
HAMARI SANTO PRABHUTA EH BARRAI. APAN ANAN AUR NEH MANAT TATAI MOOL GAWAYI.
BHANAI RAVIDASS UDAS TAHI TAI AB KUCH MOPAI KARYO NA JAYI. AAPO KHOYA BHAGAT
HOT HAI TAB RAHAI ANTAR URJAYI ||
When the pride of a man comes to an end, only then people
start admiring him. The man due to his ego gets involved in
the three characteristics of Maya, i.e. virtuous trait, passion
and evil. The man engaged in rituals cannot realise God. He
has forgotten the boat of God’s name which has to ferry him
across the sea of existence.
A man under the influence of pride thinks himself a
learned, talented, skillful yogi and superman. Due to pride, a
man considers himself brave, courageous and ascetic. His
mother’s affection does not cease.
A man thinks himself great and his inner-self pure. He
thinks that he has attained the self realisation. Due to pride he
thinks himself the most learned person. He does not understand
the God.
He is of the view that he knows about the ecstasy of love
and he has performed worship of nine types. This is all imitation.
People do not know the Ultimate Reality. They are engaged in
self-praise.
If a sheep adopts the appearance of a lion, then the sheep
will be recognised from her voice only.
O saints, such is your meditation. You consider others
inferior. By adopting this attitude, you have moved away from
the God, who is your base.
Ravidass says, after seeing such behaviour of the people,
I become sad. If a man after renouncing evil deeds, meditates
upon God, only then he can see the glimpse of God in his
inner-self. 


SHABAD-69
(Raag Ramkali)
BAHI RE! BHRAM BHAGAT SUJAN. JO LO SAANCH NAHI PECHAAN ||TEK|| BHRAM NACHAN
BHRAM GAAYAN BHRAM JAP TAP DAAN. BHRAM SEWA BHRAM PUJA BHRAM SO PECHAAN.
BHRAM KHAT KARAM SAKAL SAHINTA BHRAM GREH BAN JAAN. BHRAM KAR KAR KARAM
KIYO BHRAM KI YEH BAAN. BHRAM INDRI NIGRAH KIYA BHRAM GUFA MAIN BAAS. BHRAM
TAU LAU JANIYE KRE SUN KI AAS. BHRAM SHUDH SAREER JAU LAU BHRAM NAAV BINAAV.
BHRAM BHAN RAVIDASS TAU LAU JAU LAU CHAHAI THAV ||
O Brother! The world is an illusion. You can know this
fact only through meditation. Only truth can pierce the illusion.
Dancing is illusion, singing is illusion. Recitation,
meditation and to give alms, all are illusion. To perform service
and worship are illusion. Therefore, O brother, you should
identify the illusion.
To perform six types of rituals, all the methods and rules
described in the Veds and Shastars, and to go to forest after
abandoning the home, all these are illusion. All rituals
performed in the name of illusion are illusory and false.
To control or overcome the senses and take shelter in a
cave is illusion. When a man, while attaining the state of
spiritual calm, desires to reach the God only then he
understands the definition of illusion.
Without the true worship of God, to keep body pure is
also illusion. So far a man does not achieve the God till then
the illusion cannot be eradicated, says Ravidass, he may visit
all the places of worship. 


SHABAD-70
(Raag Ramkali)
JAYO TUM KAARAN KAISVAI ANTAR LIV LAAGI. EIK ANUPAM ANUBHAVI KIM HOYI BIBHAGI
||TEK|| EIK ABHIMANI CHATRIGA BICHRAT JAG MAAHI. JADAP JAL PURAN MAHI KAHUN
WA RUCH NAHI. JAISE KAAMI DEKH KAMINI HIRDAI SOOL UPJAYI. KOT VED BIDHI UCHRAI
BAAKI BITHA NA JAYI. JO JEH CHAHAI SO MILAI AARAT GAT HOYI. KAHAI RAVIDASS YEH GOP
NAHI JANAI SAB KOI ||
O God! I am totally absorbed in you. The experience of
your true devotion is unique which cannot be shared or
explained.
A sea bird- papiha, arrogant in love travels the whole world
in search of an extraordinary mythical rain drop, though the
whole world is full of water. But his inclination does not shift
to other drop of water. Like this the aptitude of your
worshipper, constantly, sticks to Your name, O God.
After seeing a woman, a lustful man feels thorn like pain.
Crores of physicians treat him with different methods but his
aptitude does not heal.
He, who loves God sincerely, can achieve Him. The
requirement is only that he should take refuge in Him. Ravidass
says that this is not a secret. Every one knows this truth. 


SHABAD-71
(Raag Ramkali)
AAYO HO AAYO DEV TUM SARNA. JAAN KIRPA KIJAI AAPNO JANA || TEK|| TRIBIDH JON
BAS, JAM DI AGAM TRAS TUMHRE BHAJAN BIN BHRAMAT FIRYO. MAMITA EH BIKHAI MADH
MAATO EH SUKH KABHU NA DUTUR TIRO. TUMHRAI NAAV BISAS CHADI HAI AAN KI AAS
SANSAR DHRAM MERE MANN NA DHEEJAI. RAVIDASS DASS KI SEWA MAAN HO DEVADHIDEV
PATIT PAWAN NAAM PRAGAT KIJAI ||
I have come to take refuge in You, O God of the deities.
Kindly shower your blessings on me.
O God! Without reciting Your name, the man is suffering
in the cycle of birth and death. The man is engrossed in pride,
sexual desires and affection because he does not worship You.
Therefore, he cannot control the five sins. I have renounced
all the desires except reciting Your name, because I am not
happy in performing worldly deeds.
Ravidass humbly prays to the divine power to accept him
in His service and manifest His Godhood attribute, the
‘Redeemer of sinners’. 


SHABAD-72
(Raag Ramkali)
BHAI RE RAM KAHAN HAI MOH BATAVO. SAT RAM TA KAI NIKAT NA AAVO ||TEK|| RAM
KEHAT SAB JAGAT BHULANA. SO YAHU RAM NA HOYI. KARAM AKARAM KARUNAMAI KESO.
KARTA NAAV SU KOYI. JA RAMHAI SAB JAG JANAI. BHRAM BHULAU RE BHAI. AAP AAP THAI
KOI NA JANAI. KAHAI KAUN SO JAYI. SAT TAN LOBH PARAS JEEA TAN MANN. GUN PARSAT
NAHI JAAYI. ALIKH NAAM JA KAO THOR NA KATHU. KAYO NA KAHOU SAMUJAYI. BHANAI
RAVIDASS UDAAS TAHI TAI. KARTA KAU HAI BHAI. KEWAL KARTA EIK SAHI KAR. SAT RAM
TIHI THAHI ||
O brother! Tell me where is God? Whose name you all
recite! You do not come nearer to that true God, whose abode
is the whole universe.
You are reciting Ram… Ram… but you have forgotten
the true and omnipresent God. The name of Ram you recite is
not the omnipresent God. The omnipresent God is the Creator.
He is kind also.
The whole world knows that God but O brother, as you
have engaged yourself in illusion and false rituals, therefore,
you have forgotten that God. No body could himself know
that Almighty but who will tell you this truth.
That God is free from the three characteristics of Maya.
He does not involve himself in virtuous trait, emotions and
evils. He is not greedy also. None can explain His qualities. He
is omnipresent and the whole universe is His abode. Why do
you not understand this, O brother?
Ravidass says while seeing this condition of the world I
become sad. O brother! We should think over it who is our
Creator. Our creator is only one and He is omnipresent. 


SHABAD-73
(Raag Ramkali)
AISO KUCHU ANUBHAO KEHAT NA AAVAI. SAHIB MILAI TO KO BIGRAVAI ||TEK|| SAB MAIN
HAR HAI HAR MAIN SABH HAI HAR AAPNO JIN JANA. SAAKHI NAHI AUR KOI DUSAR JANANHAR
SAYANA. BAJIGAR SO RACH RAHIYE BAAJI KA MARAM NA JANA. BAAJI JHOOTH SANCH
BAJIGAR JANA MANN PATIYANA. MANN THIR HOYI TO KOI NA SUJAI JANAI JANANHARA.
KAHAI RAVIDASS BIMAL VIVEK SUKH SEHAJ SARUP SABHARA ||
The experience of supreme-bliss cannot be explained.
When a man achieves God, then no body can separate him
from the Almighty.
Every soul is the abode of God and the abode of every
soul is God. Only that person knows this secret, who has
realised the God. There is no one parallel to God. Who knows
the God, is supreme in the world.
On watching the acrobatic skill, performed by an acrobat,
a man gets absorbed in it, but he does not know the secret of
acrobatic skill. Like this, the God using His acrobatic skill has
created this world which is untrue but the God is true. The
man, who realises that the world is illusion and only God is
true, only that man absorbs in God.
The man, whose mind acquires firmness in God, and then
he does not think about other things. Ravidass says that I have
adopted the God which is pure, knowledgeable and ocean of
happiness. I worship such a God. 


SHABAD-74
(Raag Ramkali)
PANDAT! AKHIL KHILAI NAHI KA KEH GAAYUN KOI NA KAHAI SAMUJHAYI. ABRAN BARAN
ROOP NAHI JA KAI SO KAHAN LAYO LAYI SAMAYI ||TEK|| CHAND SOOR NEH RAAT DIVAS
NEH DHARAN AAKAS NA BHAI. KARAM AKARAM NHAI SUBH ASUBH NAHI KA KEH DEHU
BADAYI. SEET NA USAN VAAYU NAHI SARVAT KAAM KUTIL NAHI HOYI. JOG NA BHOG ROG
NAHI JA KAI KAHO NAAV SAT SOYI. NIRANJAN NIRAKAR NIRLAIPAI NIRBIKAR NIRASI. KAAM
KUTILTA TA HI KEH GAVAI HAR HAR AAVAI HAANSI. GAGAN DHOOR DHOOP NEH JA KAI
PAWAN POOR NAHI PANI. GUN BIGUN KAHIYAT NAHI JA KAI KAHO TUM BAAT SAYANI. YAHI
SAUN TUM JOG KEHAT HAU JAB LAG AAS KI PASSI. CHHUTAI TABHI JAB MILAI EIK HI BHNAI
RAVIDASS UDASI ||
O Pandit! No body reveals to me the mystery of God.
You tell me, under which name, I shall worship Him, who is
casteless, colourless & formless. The abode of omnipresent
God is the whole universe.
The God is neither the moon and the sun nor day and
night. He is neither earth nor sky. He is neither auspicious nor
inauspicious, neither good nor bad. Let me know by which
word I shall praise Him.
In the inaccessible land, there is neither winter nor
summer, neither wind nor water and nor evil deeds. Who is
above yog, enjoyment and diseases? His name is true.
It is difficult to prepare a sketch of his holy face. But He
is pure. He is shapeless, unattached, faultless, and sinless,
without any support and self existent. The lusty and deceitful
persons sing His praise by saying Him lusty, sexy and deceitful.
I laugh at the ignorance of those people.
He cannot be called sky, land, sunshine, wind or water.
The God is with attributes and also without attributes. Ravidass
says, O Pandit, you are surrounded by desires completely. You
have given the name of yoga to your false rituals. Therefore,
you cannot conceive the appearance of God. A man, after
getting himself liberated from false rituals shall recite the name
of one God. 


SHABAD-75
(Raag Ramkali)
NARHAR CHANCHAL HAI MAT MORI KAISE BHAGAT KARU MAIN TORI ||TEK|| TU MOHAI
DEKHAI MAIN TOHAI DEKHU PREET PARASPAR HOYI. TU MOHAI DEKHAI HAYO TOH NA
DEKHU EHU MATT SABH BUDH KHOYI. SAB GHAT ANTAR RAMAS NIRANTAR MAIN DEKHAT
HOON NAHI JANA. GUN SAB TOR MOR AB AUGUN KRIT UPKAR NA MAANA. MAIN TO TOR
MORI ASAMJHIS KAISE KAR NISTARA. KEH RAVIDASS MADHO KARUNAMAY JAI JAI JAGAT
ADHARA ||
O God! My mind is not stable, therefore, how can I
worship you?
Now, I have discarded the enthusiastic mood, therefore, I
am feeling that You have been watching and blessing me. I am
also having glimpses of Your bright and glowing face. Now
we are really tied in a reciprocal attachment.
I have given up this feeling that You are seeing me and I
cannot see Your face.
O God, You have been residing in each and every person
continuously. I cannot understand this truth though I know
this fact. O God! You are possessor of all virtues where as I
am full of faults because I cannot know Your benefaction.
O God! I am unable to understand Your qualities,
therefore, how can I get salvation?
Ravidass says, O God! You are omnipresent, kind-hearted,
benefactor of the world. Only by singing songs in your praise,
people can achieve salvation. 


SHABAD-76
(Raag Ramkali)
TAB RAM NAAM KEH GAVAIGA. RARANKAR RAHIT SABHHIN MAIN ANTAR MEL MILAVAIGA
|| TEK|| LOHA KANCHAN SUM KAR DAIKHAI BHAID ABHAID SAMAVAIGA. JO SUKH HOVAI
PARAS KAI PARSAI SO SUKH VA KO AVAIGA. GUR PARSAD BHYI ANUBHY MATT BISH AMRIT
SUM DHYAVAIGA. KAHAI RAVIDASS MAIT AAPA PAR TAB VA THAUREH PAVAIGA ||
When a worshipper will sing the praise of God with full
concentration of mind, then he will find the omnipresent God
in him.
When a man does not see any difference between iron
and gold only then he will be absorbed in the God after knowing
the mystery.
The comfort which the iron realise after getting a touch
of the philosopher’s stone, i.e. of becoming gold like this the
man gets the supreme bliss after absorbing in the God, which
cannot be explained.
By the grace of Guru the mind of the man becomes
fearless. The poison and nectar become equal for him.
Ravidass says when a man gets liberated after relinquishing
his ego only then he gets a place in the court of God. 


SHABAD-77
(Raag Ramkali)
SANTO ANIN BHAGAT YEH NAHI. JAB LAG SAT- RAJ-TAM TEENO GUN BIAPAT HAI YA MAHI
||TEK|| SOYI AAN ANTAR KARAI HAR SO APMARAG KO AANAI. KAAM KRODH MADH LOBH
MOH KI PAL PAL PUJA THANAI. SAKIT SANEH EISHT ANG LAAVAI ASTHAL ASTHAL KHELAI.
JO KUCH MILAI AAN AKHAT JIYO SUT DARA SIR MELAI. HARIJAN HAR BINU AUR NA JANAI
TAJAI AAN SABH TYAGI. KEH RAVIDASS SOYI JAN NIRMAL NISDIN NIJ ANURAGI ||
O saints! This is not a unique meditation. So far the three
characteristics of Maya that determine the nature of beings
and things such as passion, virtuous trait and evil of possessing
undesirable property, are flourishing in your bodies till then
you cannot perform unique meditation.
The Maya has been pushing the man away from God and
misleading him from the right path. Therefore the man is
engaged in worshipping emotional pleasure, anger, pride, greed
and attachment.
The Maya has been misguiding the man from right path
and urging him to go astray and wander hither and thither. The
worldly wealth, which a man earns, except the name of God,
will be utilised by his sons and wife. Only the name of God
will accompany him during his last journey.
A devotee does not absorb himself in the worldly wealth
except the name of God. Ravidass says, only that person is
pure and pious who has been reciting the name of God, day
and night. 


SHABAD-78
BHAGTI AISI SUNHU RE BHAI. AAYI BHAGAT TAYO GAYI BARRAYI || TEK|| KAHAN BHAYO
NAACHAI AUR GAAYAI KAHAN BHAIYO TAP KEENAI. KAHAN BHAYO JO CHARAN PAKHARAI
JAU LO TAT NAHI CHEENAIN. KAHAN BHAYO JAI MUNDH MUNDAYO BAHU TIRATH BRAT
KINAI. SWAMI DAS BHAGAT AUR SEWAK KAHU PARAM TAT NAHI CHEENAIN. KAHAI
‘RAVIDASS’ TERI BHAGAT DOOR HAI BHAG BARRAI SO PAVAI. TAJJ ABHIMAAN MAIT AAPA
PAR PIPLAK HAIV CHUN KHAVAI ||
O brother! The meditation of God is such a pious
achievement, which destroys the arrogance.
You will not gain anything by holding ostentation, dancing,
singing performing austerities, or washing the feet of deities.
All such actions are useless because you do not know the
supreme Truth.
After shaving off his head’s hair, a person may visit all
the holy places as a pilgrim and observe fast there, but he
cannot achieve the God by doing this. It is fruitless to perform
Master-servant and Guru-disciple worship till a man does not
realise the supreme Truth.
Ravidass says, O God! Your worship is too difficult and
too far. Only that man, on whom You shower good luck and
blessings, can meditate upon You. As an ant picks up sugar
pieces from the sand by giving up her false pride, like this the
man who meditates on God by surrendering his ego, attains
the eternal bliss. 


SHABAD-79
(Raag Ramkali)
AB KUCH MARAM BICHARA HO HAR. AAD AUNT AUSAAN RAM BIN KOI NA KARAI NISTARA
HO HAR ||TEK|| JAL TAI PANK PANK TAI AMRIT JAL JALHAI SUDH HOYE JAISAI. AISAI BHARAM
KARAM JEEA BANDHIO CHHUTAI TUM BIN KAISE HO HAR. JAP TAP BIDHI NISHAID NAAM
KARUNAMAI PAP PUN DOYUO MAYA. AISE MOHIT MANN GAT BIMUKH DHAN JANAM JANAM
DAHKAYA HO HAR. TARRAN CHHAIDAN TRACHAN KHAIDAN BAHU BIDH KAR LE UPAI.
LUNKHARRI SANJOG BINA JAISAI KANIK KALANK NA JAYI HO HAR. KEH RAVIDASS UDAS
TAHI TAIN KAHA UPAAI AB KEEJAI. BHAI BURRAT BHAIBHEET BHAGAT JAN KAR AVALLBAN
DEEJAI HO HAR ||
O God! Now I have, up to some extent, understood the
reality. God Himself pervades all the ages. He was in the
beginning of the universe. He was present in the medieval age
and will remain present in the end also. There is no one else to
grant salvation to the human beings.
There is mud in the water and the lotus flower, which
contains nectar, blossoms in the mud. The soul is tightly tied
to the deed and illusion theory. Therefore, without Your kind
blessings, O God, the soul cannot attain liberation.
Recitation, meditation, forbidden sin-deed and virtue, O
God, are different names of Maya. Due to these false rituals,
the soul remains engaged in transmigration.
As the black substance in gold cannot be removed by
putting it into the furnace or by hammering it, but it can only
be removed with the help of ammonium chloride. Like this
the soul does not get salvation by performing various types of
ascetic methods, but he can attain salvation with the blessing
of the Almighty.
Ravidass says I am sad, therefore, I request you O God to
do some remedial action for my emancipation. The frightened
soul is drowning in the ocean of existence. O God, You please
help the soul to swim across the ocean of existence. 

SHABAD-80
(Raag Ramkali)
NARHAR PRAGTAS NA HO PRAGTAS NA HO. DEENA NATH DAYAL || TEK|| JANMAT HI TE HO
BIGRAN. AB KACHHU BUHAT BOHAR SIYAN. PARIWAR BIMUKH MOH LAAG. KACHU SAMUJ
PARAT NEH JAN. YEH BHAU BIDES KAL KAAL. HUM AAN PARYO JAMJAL. KABHUK TOR
BHROS. JO MAIN NA KAHUN TO MOR DOS. AS KAHIYAT HOON MAIN AAJAN. AHO PARBHU
TUM SARVGAY SAYAN. SUT SEWAK SADA ASOCH. THAKUR PITHI SAB SOCH. RAVIDASS
BINVAI KAR JOR. AHO SUAMI TUM MOH NA CHOR. SUTO PURBALA AKRAM MOR. BAL
JAOUN KAROU NIJ KOR ||
O God! Why do not you manifest? Why do not You reveal
Your identity and behold? O God! Every soul departs from
the God, after taking birth in this world. So am I.
I am totally spoiled and do not know what to do? The
members of my family have become estranged.
Due to this reason, I have become a foreigner who is
residing in the age of Kalyug. Therefore, I feel trapped in the
net of Yam, the god of death. I have full faith in you, but I do
not recite your holy name, that is my fault.
I am doing all this due to ignorance. O God, you know
every thing. As a father takes care of his son and the Guru of
his disciple, like this the God takes care of His devotee.
With folding hands Ravidass prays, O God! Do not take
into account my faults and by ignoring my improper actions,
please bless me. Due to my evil sins committed in the
previous birth, I am enduring the pang of separation. O
God, please do not pay attention towards my faults but
shower Your pious blessings on me so that I may repeat
Your name and worship You. 


SHABAD-81
(Raag Ramkali)
JIYO TUM KARAN KESWAI LALACH JIV LAGA. NIKAT NATH PRAPAT NAHI MAT MANNDH
ABHAGA ||TEK|| SAGAR SALIL SARODIKA JAL THAL ADHIKAYE. SWATI BUNDH KI AAS HAI
PIYO PIYAS NA JAYI. JO RE SANEHI CHAHIYEH CHITWAT HO DOORI. PANGUL PHAL NA
PAHUNCHHI KACHU SADH NA PURI. KAHAI RAVIDASS AKATH KATHA UPNISHAD SUNIJAI.
JAS TU TAS TU HI KAS UPMA DIJAI ||
The man gets precious birth in order to achieve the God,
but he has implicated himself in the false temptation of wealth.
Due to this reason, the unlucky man cannot achieve the God,
who is residing in him.
There are many sources of water such as, the ocean, lakes,
tanks etc. but the rain-bird, papiha, remains occupied in search
of the mythical rain drop; because no other drop of water can
quench the thirst of that bird.
O God! If you want I may see you by maintaining some
distance, then let me know, how a crippled man can achieve
the fruit in order to materialise his hope.
A man may listen to so many Upnishads but the story of
the God will remain unexplained.
Therefore, why shall I say more regarding ineffable?
Ravidass says, O God! You are your own parallel. There is no
one else with whom I can compare you. 


SHABAD 82
(Raag Ramkali)
GOVINDAI BHOJAL BIADH APARA. TA TAI KACHU SUJHAT WAR NA PARA ||TEK|| AGAM
GREAH DOOR DURANTAR BOL BHROS DEJAI. TERI BHAGAT PROHAN SANT AROHAN MOH
CHARRAI KIN LEEJAI. LOH KI NAAV PAKHANAN BOJHI SUKIRIT BHAV BIHINA. LOBH TARANG
MOH BHYO GALAU MANN MEEN BAYO JAN LINA. TUM DINA NATH DAYAL DAMODAR KENAI
HET BILAMB KEJAI. RAVIDASS DAS SANT CHARAN KI MOH AVLABHAN DEEJAI ||
O God! The ocean of world is full of sufferings. I do not
know how to swim across it. Your abode is too far. It is very
difficult to reach there. O God! Say few words to me so that I
may get solace.
Your worship is the only boat which can take a man across
the sea of existence. But only saints can board this boat. O
God! Why do you not allow me to board the boat of your
worship?
My boat is made of iron and greed. Therefore, it is very
heavy. More over I have loaded it with the idols of stone.
The boat of my body has, already been decayed by the
high tides of greediness and affection. The fish of my mind
has already been entrapped in the angle of greed.
O Compassionate of the poor! O Cherisher of the meek!!
Why are you delaying? Please listen to my request. Ravidass
says, I have taken refuge in the feet of saints, now O god!
Help me. 


SHABAD 83
(Raag Ramkali)
AAGAY MANDA HAVAI RAHYA PARKIRAT NA JAYI. KUKAR CHOKI CHODIYEH PHIRI BAHAI SU
BHAI ||TEK|| SURSRI MAIN JU SURA PARYO KO KARAI NA BICHAR. RAM NAM HIRDAI BASAI
SAB SUKH NIDH SAR. KAHAI RAVIDASS SUN KESVAI ANTHAI KARAN BICHAR. TOOMHARI
BHAGAT KAI KAARANAI PHIR HAVAI HO CHAMAR ||
Ravidass says, before starting the recitation of God’s name,
I have already earned evils, thus suffered a lot. But the habitual
behaviour of man does not change.
After giving a bath, if a dog made to sit in a seat, but
according to its natural habit, the dog will come down and
prefer to sit on the ground. Such is the character of the man.
If some alcohol is poured in the water of the river Ganges,
it will not affect the purity of the water and becomes the
inseparable part of the water of the Ganges. No one will think
that the pure water of the Ganges has become impure.
If the heart of the man becomes the abode of the holy
name of God, then the treasure of happiness and wealth will
become part of that man.
Ravidass prays to God, listen to my request and think
over it wholeheartedly and consciously.
Allow me to take birth in the cobbler’s family again and
again so that after taking birth in the so-called low-caste, I
may meditate on you in every birth, says Ravidass. 


SHABAD-84
(Raag Ramkali-Choupada)
DHRIG DHRIG JEEVAN RAJAI RAM BINA ||TEK|| DEH NAIN BINU, CHAND RAIN BIN, JIOUN
MEENA GAHAR JALAI BINA. HASTI SUND BINU, PANKHI PANKH BINU, JAISOYI MANDIR
DEEP BINA. JAISAI BRAHMANN VED VIHUNA, TAISO PRANI TUJH NAAM BINA. BAISWA,
KUN SUT KAKAU KAHIYE, TAISO BHAGAT JAN RAM BINA. MANNTAR SURAT BINU, NARI
KANT BINU, JAISO DHARATI INDER BINA. JIOUN BRISHA FALAH VIHUNA, TIYO PRANI TUJH
PREM BINA. KAM KRODH HANKAR NIBARYO, TRISHNA TIAGU SANT JANA. KEH RAVIDASS
BHAI SITAL KAYAN, JIYON HAUN LAGO GUR CHARNA ||
The life of a human being is a curse without reciting the
name of God.
The body without eyes, the moon without night, fish
without deepwater, elephant without trunk, bird without
wings, temple without lamp of eternal light, are useless.
As a Brahman without the knowledge of Veds, is useless
like this the birth of a person is meaningless without
worshipping the name of God.
As the son of a prostitute cannot be given the name of
his father, likewise a devotee cannot be given any name without
God’s devotion.
As the mystic formula or holy hymns are futile without
consciousness and awareness, a woman without husband, earth
without rain, tree without fruit are incomplete like this man is
incomplete without the love of God.
Ravidass advises the saints and brothers to renounce
passion, anger, pride and desires.
Ravidass says, as soon as a man touches the feet of true
Guru, his body becomes pure and pious. 


SHABAD-85
(Raag Maru)
AISI LAL TUJH BIN KAUN KARAI. GARIB NIVAJ GUSIA MERA MATHAI CHHATAR DHARAI.
||RAHAAO|| JA KI CHHOT JAGAT KAO LAGAI TA PAR TUHI DHARAI. NICHAH UCH KARAI
MERA GOBIND KAHU TE NA DARAI. NAMDEV KABIR TILOCHAN SADHNA SAIN TARAI. KAHI
RAVIDASS SUNHU RE SANTAHU HAR JIO TE SABHAI SARAI ||
O God! O my Jewel God!! Without you, who can do such
a favour to me.
Cherisher of the poor, Lord of the earth, you have put
over my forehead a canopy of spiritual sovereignty.
You do favour to him, whose touch defiles the world. My
fearless God has raised my status from low to high caste.
Namdev, Kabir, Trilochan, Sadhna and Sain were
emancipated. Ravidass says, listen to me, O Saints! The God
is powerful to do anything. 


SHABAD-86
(Raag Maru)
SUKH SAGAR SURITAR CHINTAMAN KAMDHEN BAS JA KE RE. CHAR PADARATH ASAT MAHA
SIDH NAV NIDH KAR TAL TA KAI. HAR HAR HAR NA JAPAS RASNA. AVAR SABH CHHAD BACHAN
RACHNA || RAHAAO || NANA KHIAN PURAN BED BIDH CHAUTIS ACHHAR MAHI. BIAS
BICHAR KAHIO PARMARATH RAM NAAM SAR NAHI. SAHJ SAMADH UPADH RAHAT HOE
BADE BHAG LIV LAGI. KAHI RAVIDASS UDAS DAS MAT JANAM MARAN BHAI BHAGI ||
God is an ocean of pleasure. In His possession are the
miraculous tree, gem and cow.
The four advantages, eighteen miraculous powers and nine
treasures are in the palm of His hand.
Why do you not repeat the name of God with your tongue
and abandon all other device of words?
The epic poems, the Purans and Veds of Brahma, all are
composed out of thirty-four letters.
The sage Ved Vyas has expressed his conviction that there
is no parallel to the name of God.
Those are very fortunate who perform meditation and fix
their attention upon God. They shall be freed from their
troubles afterwards.
The fear of death and birth flees from him. Ravidass says my
mind has adopted indifferent attitude towards the worldly affairs.


SHABAD-87
(Raag Maru - Choupada)
PIYA RAM RAS PIYA RE ||TEK|| BHAR BHAR DEVAI SURAT KALALI, DARYA DARYA PINA RE.
PIWATT PIWATU AAPA JAG BHULA, HAR RAS MAH BORANA RE. DAR GHAR VISAR GAYO
RAVIDASSA, UNMANN SADH MATWARI RE. PAL PAL PREM PIALA CHALAI, CHUTAI NAHI
KHUMARI RE ||
I have taken the elixir of God’s name. The Distiller is
offering me the cups of this nectar and I am drinking the full
flowing river of elixir.
By consuming such nectar, I am absorbed in myself and
forgotten the world. After consuming such elixir, a man engages
himself fully in reciting the name of God.
Ravidass says, after drinking such nectar, I became so
absorbed in the name of God that I lost the way to my home.
Such pegs are being served continuously. As a result of
this, the cups of ecstasy do not come to an end. 


SHABAD-88
(Raag Maru - Choupada)
MANN MORA MAYA MAIN LAPTANO ||TEK|| BISASAKAT RAHYO NISVISAR, AJ HOON NEH
AGHANO. KAAMI KUTIL LABAAR KUCHALI, SAMJHAI NAHI SAMUJANO. SAT SANGAT PAL
NAHI KINAHI, MANN MURAKH BHU GARVANO. SOT KHAT DIN RAIN BITAI, TAH MAIN
RASANA SUKH MANNO. MAYA MEH HIL MIL RAHYO, PHOKAT SATAI JANAM GAWANO. KEH
RAVIDASS KACHU CHAIT BABRAI RAM NAM BIN NEH UBRANO ||
My mind is fully engrossed in the evil deeds. Though, the
mind remains absorbed in sinful thoughts, day and night, even
then it has not yet tired.
The lustful mind has deviated from the right path. I try to
make it understand, but the mind does not accept my advice.
The mind does not stick to congregation, rather feel proud by
abstaining. The mind is spending day and night in eating and
sleeping and feels comfort in such things.
As the mind remains engrossed in evil deeds, therefore,
the mind is wasting its life.
Ravidass asks his mind to think seriously over it because
doing this the mind cannot cross the ocean of existence. 


SHABAD-89
(Raag Maru - Choupada)
BEET AAYU BHAJAN NAHI KINA ||TEK|| SAIT BHIYO TAN THAR THAR KAMPAI, HAR SIMRAN
NAHI KINA. SAT SANGAT NEH GUR PADH SAIYU,PRABH KIRAT NEH GAAYI. NEH MANN RAMYO
PRABH CHARNAN MEH, TAN SIYUN PIRIT DRRAYI. KEH RAVIDASS CHALAN KI BARIYA, KOU
NA HOAI SAHAII ||
O man! Your life-span is reducing day by day but you
have not, so far, started to sing songs in the praise of God.
Your hair have turned grey and your body started trembling, it
shows that the old age has approached you. But you have
neither meditated upon God’s name nor derived any benefit
from the company of saints.
You have not so far sung the songs in praise of Almighty.
During your life-span you have been spending time in pleasures
and to look after your body. Your mind has not absorbed in
the feet of God so far.
Ravidass says when your last time will come, then no other
divine power, except God, will provide you support. 


SHABAD-90
(Raag Maru - Choupada)
PRABHU JI TUM AUGUN BAKHASHANHAR. HOUN BAHU NEECH UDHRO PATKI, MURAKH
NIPAT GAWANR ||TEK|| MO SUM PATIT ADHAM NAHI KOYUN, KHEEN DUKHI VISIAR. NAM
SUNHI NARAK BHAJAI HAIV, TUM BIN KAWAN HAMAR. PATIT PAWAN BIRRAD TIHARO,
AAYE PAROU TOHE DWAR. KEH RAVIDASS EHU MANN AASA, NIJ KAR LEHU UBHAR ||
O God! You are the pardoner of demerits and faults. I am
a mean, known sinner, foolish and hypocrite.
There is no other sinner or lowly born. I have become
very feeble, weak and sufferer. Therefore, I remain in offended
mood like a poisonous snake.
Your holy name is pious and powerful. After listening to
Your name the hell goes far away from the man. O God! Who
is our own in this world than Your holy name?
You are called Redeemer of sinners; therefore, I have come
at Your doorsteps.
Ravidass says, O God! I have come to You with the hope,
that You will liberate me from all types of bondages and provide
me salvation. 


SHABAD-91
(Raag Kedara)
KHAT KARAM KUL SANJUGAT HAI HAR BHAGAT HIRDAI NAHI. CHARNARBIND NA KATHA
BHAVAI SUPACH TUL SAMAN. RE CHIT CHET CHET ACHET. KAHE NA BALMIKAHI DEKH. KIS
JAT TE KIH PADEH AMRIO RAM BHAGAT BISEKH. || RAHAAO || SUAN SATAR AJAT SABH TE
KRISAN LAVAI HET. LOG BAPURA KIA SARAHAI TIN LOK PARVES. AJAMAL PINGULA LUBHAT
KUNCHAR GAE HAR KAI PAS. AISE DURMAT NISTARE TU KIO NA TAREH RAVIDASS ||
A man performs the six good acts and he belongs to a
high caste family, if he does not worship God and he does
not love the lotus feet of the Master, then he is equal to a
Chandaal.
O thoughtless man, think upon God in your heart. Why
do not you look at Balmik? From a low caste, what a high
position he has attained by his special devotion to God. Though
Balmik belongs to the lowest caste but due to his devotion to
God, he was loved by the God.
How can poor mortals praise God? His praise extends to
the three worlds.
Ajamal, the courtesan, Lodiya, the huntsman and the
elephant were accepted in the God’s court as a result of their
remembering the God’s name. If such degraded beings were
saved, then why you should not be saved, O Ravidass! 


SHABAD-92
(Raag Kedara)
RE MANN RAM NAM SAMBHAR. MAYA KAI BHRAM KAHA BHULAYON JAHIGAI KAR JHAR
||TEK|| DEKH DHAU EHA KAUN TERO SAGA SUT NEH SAR. TOR TANG SABH DOOR KARIHAI
DAIHINGAI TAN JAR. PRAN GAYE KAHO KAUN TERA DEKH SOCH BICHAR. BOHAR YEH KAL
KAAL MAHI JEET BHAVAI HAAR. YEH MAYA SAB THOTHARI RE BHAGAT KO PRITPAR. KEH
RAVIDASS SAT BACHAN GUR KAI SO NA JIA TAI BISAR ||
O my mind! You do not recite the name of God, because
you have been entrapped by Maya, the worldly attachment, in
its dragnet. One day you have to leave this world and you will
go empty-handed.
You observe carefully, who is your in this world. Your
own son will not care for you. After breaking all relations with
you, all your relatives and friends, will set your body on fire.
You think who will be your after death? During this age
of Kalyug, your soul will remain busy in the cycle of birth,
death and rebirth i.e. transmigration of soul. Now the game is
in your hand. By accepting my advice you can win the game
and by not accepting it you can lose the game.
Ravidass says the materialistic world is illusion which
is hollow and absurd. Therefore, according to the true
sermon of my Guru, you start reciting the name of God.
This is the prime wealth which will accompany you during
your last journey. 


SHABAD-93
(Raag Kedara)
HOU BANJARYO RAM KO HAR JU KO TANDO LADHO JAYE RE. RAM NAM DHAN PAYEO TA TE
SEHAJ KAR BIYOPAR RE ||TEK|| AOUGHAT GHAT GHANO GHANA RE NIRGUN BAIL HAMAR
RE. RAMNAM HUM LADIYO TATHAI VISH LADIYO SANSAR RE. ANTEH DHAN DHARIYO RE
ANTEH DHUDHAN JAYE RE. ANAT KO DHARYO NA PAYIAH TATHAI CHALIYEA MOOL GAMAYI
RE. RAIN GAVAYI SOYI KAR DIVAS GAVAYO KHAYE RE. HIRA YEH TAN PAYE KAR KORRI BADLAI
JAYE RE. SADHU SANGAT PUNJI BHAYI RE BASUT LAYI NIRMOL RE. SEHJAI BALDIYA LAD KAR
CHAHU DIS TANDO MAIL RE. JAISA RANG KUSAMBH KA TAISA YAHU SANSAR RE. RAMIYA
RANG MAJITH KA BHANAI RAVIDASS BICHAR RE ||
I am a merchant of God’s name. My vehicle is fully loaded
with the name of God and I am ready to move. I have
discovered the wealth of God’s name and calmly engaged in
the trade of God’s name.
The ascent of the world is very steep and thus very difficult
and my ox is very feeble. But I have loaded my cart with the
precious wealth of God’s name whereas the people of the world
have loaded their carts with poison.
The people of this world have stocked their wealth
somewhere else and searching the same at some other place. It
is true that the wealth placed at one particular place cannot be
located at another place. Such men cannot earn a single penny
from such investment but will also lose their principle capital
too. The man has acquired a gem like body and it is going
waste like a small sea-shell.
O brother! The company of saints is a very valuable asset.
After loading the body like an ox, with the God’s name, a man
can engage himself in the business of God’s name and setup
centres in all directions.
You recording angels, who know this world and the next,
write whatever nonsense you can write about me, I care not for
your writings. Yamraj, the god of death will not dare to touch
me, since I have cast away all entanglements of worldly affairs.
This world is like a fleeting colour of safflower. But the
colour of my God is the permanent dye of madder, says the
tanner Ravidass. 


SHABAD-94
(Raag Kedara)
PREET SUDHAMANN AAV. TEJ SAROOPI SAKAL SIROMANN ALAKH NIRANJAN RAV ||TEK||
PEEV SANG PREM KABHUN NEH PAYO KARNI KAVAN BISARI. CHAK KO DHIAN DADH SUT
SOUN HOT HAI YO TUM TAI MAIN NIARI. BHOR BHAYON MOH EIK TAK JOWAT TALPHAL RAJNI
JAYI. PEEV BIN SAIJAYI KA SUKH SOU BIRAH BITHA TAN KHAYI. MET DUHAG SUHAGIN KEEJAI
APNAI ANG LAGAYI. KAHAI RAVIDASS PRABHU TUMRAI BICHOHAI EIK PALAK JUG JAYI ||
O God! You are the nectar of love. You are welcome.
Your face is the most glittering one. You are premier and
supreme of all. Your appearance is invisible. You are flawless,
and pure. I am so ill fated that I cannot love the God. O God!
You have discarded me for which reason? As the Chakor
constantly loves moon, like this I am in love with you.
O God! I am spending the whole life while suffering pang
of separation from you.
How can I take a sound sleep on the rosy bed without my
beloved that is the God? I am under going pain due to His
separation.
I am an ignored and deserted woman. O God! Provide me
the status of a married woman with your miraculous touch.
Ravidass says, O God! While enduring your separation,
one moment of my life is being spent like an age. 


SHABAD-95
(Raag Bhairo)
BIN DEKHE UPJAI NAHI AASA. JO DISAI SO HOE BINAASA. BARAN SAHIT JO JAPAI NAAM. SO
JOGI KEVAL NIHKAAM. PARCHAI RAM RAVAI JAO KOI. PARAS PARSAI DUBIDHA NA HOI.
||RAHAAO|| SO MUN MAN KI DUBIDHA KHAE. BIN DUARE TARAI LOK SAMAE. MAN KA
SUBHAO SABH KOI KARAI KARTA HOE SO ANBHAI RAHAI. PHAL KARAN PHULI BANRAE.
PHAL LAGA TAB PHOOL BILAE. GYANAI KARAN KARAM ABHIAAS. GYAN BHAIA TAH KARMAH
NAAS. GHARIT KARAN DADH MATHAI SAIAN. JIVAT MUKAT SADA NIRBAN. KAHI RAVIDASS
PARAM BAIRAG. RIDAI RAM KI NA JAPAS ABHAG ||
Without beholding God, there is no hope. Every thing
that we see is perishable.
He who repeats God’s name with due praise, he is the
only Yogi free from desires.
If anyone engages himself in repeating the God’s name
and God, the philosopher’s stone touches him; his duality shall
no longer remain.
He who destroys the duality of his mind is a Muni. He
shall be absorbed in God, who resides in the three worlds.
Everybody acts according to his natural inclinations. It is
only, the creator. Who abides without fear?
Vegetables blossom to produce fruit. When the fruit
appears, the blossoms decay.
For the sake of the divine knowledge men practise
religious ceremonies. When divine knowledge is obtained, then
religious ceremonies are not performed.
To make butter the knowing women churn curd. But those
who strive for divine knowledge obtain deliverance while alive
and are ever at rest.
Ravidass says, having embraced supreme contempt for the
world, why you do not repeat the name of God, O unlucky man? 


SHABAD-96
(Raag Bhairo)
AISA DHIYAN DHARO BANWARI. MANN PAWAN DHIRRI SUKHMANN NARRI ||TEK|| SOI
JAP JAPO JO BAHUR NA JAPNA. SOI TAP TAPO JO BOHUR NA TAPNA. SOI GURU KAROUN JO
BOHAR NA KARNA. AISI MAROUN JO BOHAR NA MARNA. ULTI GANG JAMUN MAI LAYAVO.
BINHI JAL MAJAN HAIV AAVO. LOCHAN BHAR BHAR BIYAMB NIHARO. JOT BICHAR NA AUR
BICHARO. PIND PRAI JEEV JIS GHAR JATA. SHABAD ATEET ANAHAD RATA. JA PAR KIRPA SOI
BHAL JANAI. GANGO SAAKAR KAHAN BAKHANAI. SUN MANDAL MAIN TERA BASA. TATHAI
JAAV MAI RAHO UDASA. KEH RAVIDASS NIRANJAN DHIYON. JIS GHAR JAYO HON BOHAR
NA AAYO ||
O man! You meditate upon God in such a way that your
every breath, while passing through the confluence of three
wind passages, recites the name of God.
The knowledge provided by the Guru eradicates the
darkness of ignorance. When a man after reciting the name of
God attains salvation then he is not to die again and again.
In deep meditation the soul of devotee gets a blissful bath
in the confluence of three wind passages of the human body
which is called the tenth gate.
Then the devotee sees the delightful glimpse of God’s
face with the eyes of his inner-self and he gets absorbed in the
eternal flame of God.
The soul reaches the abode of God. The mystical sweet
sound of celestial conch resounds there continuously. Only
that devotee can experience and understand who has been
blessed by the God. Just like a dumb man, he cannot explain
the experience to any other person.
Your abode is situated in the absolute silence zone. This
is the reason, why a soul becomes sad? Because the soul fails
to establish relationship with You, O God!
Ravidass says, I meditate upon the flawless God. By
reciting his name I have absorbed in Him and attained
emancipation from the cycle of birth – death and rebirth. 


SHABAD-97
(Raag Bhairo)
ABGAT NATH NIRANJAN DEVA. MAIN KA JAANU TUMHARI SEWA ||TEK|| BANDHU NA
BANDHAN CHAYUN NA CHAYA. TUMHI SEYUN NIRANJAN RAYA. CHARAN PATAAL SEES
ASMANNA. SO THAKUR KAISE SAPUT SAMANNA. SIV SINKADIK ANNT NA PAYA. BRHAMA
KHOJAT JANAM GAWAYA. TORRU NA PAATI PUJUN NA DEVA. SEHAJ SAMADH KARUN HAR
SEWA. NAKH PARSED JA KAI SURSAR DHARA. ROMAVALI ATHARAH BHARA. CHARO BED JA
KAI SUMIRAT SANSA. BHAGAT HAIT GAWAYE RAVIDASSA ||
O Flawless! O Eternal!! O pure God!!! I do not know
how to serve you.
I shall not indulge in worldly affairs. I shall not become
slave of Maya. O pure God! I want to serve you only, O flawless
God.
The God, whose feet are in the nether world and head in
the heaven, he cannot be confined to a limited space, time or
place. Rather He is Omnipresent.
Lord Shiv and sons of Brahma could not trace the beginning
and end of the God. Brahma has also spent his whole life in
search of the God.
O God! I do not worship you by plucking petals and
offering in your feet. I meditate upon you with full
concentration, while sitting in meditation posture I am here to
serve you only, O God.
O God! The Ganges flows from your holy feet. The entire
universe is just like a small hair of your body.
Brahma, the composer of four Veds, recites the name of
God repeatedly. Ravidass says, I sing in the praise of God in
order to obtain His blessings. 


SHABAD-98
(Raag Bhairo)
BHAISH LIYO PAI BHED NA JANIYO. AMRIT LEH BISHAI SO MANIYO ||TEK|| KAM KRODH
MEH JANAM GANVAYO. SADHU SANGAT MIL RAM NA GAYON. TILAK DIYON PE TAPAN NA
JAYI. MALA PEHAR GHANERI LAAYI. KEH RAVIDASS MARAM JO PAAYON. DEV NIRNAJAN
SAT KAT DHIYON ||
O Pompous man! You have adopted the out-worldly
appearance of a sadhu, but you do not know the secret of
God. You are like that man who after drinking nectar is running
after poison.
O man, you are losing your life in sinful and sexual deeds,
by forgetting God. Even in the company of saints and other
holy persons, you have not sung the songs in praise of God’s
name.
By making a saffron mark on the forehead, the heat of
evil deeds will not become cool. Like this O man, by wearing
rosary, you cannot achieve peace of mind.
Ravidass says, the man who by renouncing worldly rituals
makes efforts to realise the true knowledge, only that man can
worship the flawless God in his true heart. 


SHABAD-99
(Raag Bhairo)
GURU SABH REHAS AGMAIN JAANAI. DHUNDHAI KOYUN CHAT SASTRAN MEH, KIDHU KO
VED VISHANAI ||TEK|| SAANS USAANS CHARAVAI BAHU BIDH, BAITHI SUN SAMADHI.
FANTYON KAN BHABHUT TAN LAAYI, ANIK BHARMAT VAIRAGI. TIRATH BARAT KARIYEH
BAHUTERE, KATHA BASAT BAHU SANAI. KEH RAVIDASS MILIYON GUR PURAY, JIH ANTAR
HAR MILANAY ||
Guru knows the secret of inaccessible God, whereas some
one tries to locate him in the six Shastars and four Veds.
In order to achieve God, someone occupies himself in
the ascetic activities of taking and releasing long breath.
Someone has got his ears torn and has rubbed ash on his
body. Someone after becoming ascetic has been wondering
hither and thither.
Many devotees go to the places of pilgrimage to
achieve the God. Others observe fast. Few think that the
abode of God is in the congregation where people sing
songs in His praise.
Ravidass says, I have achieved the God in my inner self
by the grace of true Guru. 


SHABAD-100
(Raag Basant)
TUJHEH SUJHANTA KACHHU NAHI. PAHIRAVA DEKHE UBH JAHI. GARABVATI KA NAHI THAAO.
TERI GARDAN UPAR LAVAI KAAO. TU KANIE GARBEH BAVLI. JAISE BHADAO KHUMBRAJ TU
TIS TE KHARI UTAVALI. || RAHAAO || JAISE KURANKI NAHI PAIO BHED. TAN SUGANDH
DHUDHAI PARDES. AP TAN KA JO KARE BICHAR. TIS NAHI JAMKANKAR KARE KHUAAR.
PUTAR KALTAR KA KARAHI AHANKAAR. THAKUR LEKHA MAGANHAAR. FERE KA DUKH SAHAI
JIO. PACHHE KISEH PUKAREH PIO PIO. SADHU KI JAO LEHI OT. TERE MITEH PAP SABH KOT
KOT. KAHI RAVIDASS JO JAPAI NAAM. TIS JAT NA JANAM NA JON KAAM ||
You know nothing, O my body! Seeing good clothes
you become so proud of yourself. The proud bride shall not
find a place with the Lord. Above your head the crow of
death is cawing.
Why are you so proud? O silly girl! Even the life of a
mushroom, flourished during the month of Bhadon is longer
than you.
The deer does not know the secret of musk. The musk is
within its own body, but the deer searches the musk outside.
He who understands his own fleeting body, the messenger
of death does not abuse him.
The man is so proud of his son and his wife. But the God
will take an account from him only. O soul! You have to suffer
pain for the actions, you have committed. Afterwards, whom
shall you call dear! dear!!
If you seek the protection of holy saints , then millions
upon millions of your sins shall be erased .
Ravidass says, who chant the name of God, he is not
concerned with the caste, or birth, or transmigration. 


SHABAD-101
(Raag Malar)
NAGAR JANAN MERI JAT BIKHIAT CHAMARAN. RIDAI RAM GOBIND GUN SARAN.
||RAHAAO|| SURSARI SALAL KIRAT BARUNI RE SANT JAN KARAT NAHI PANAN. SURA APVITAR
NAT AVAR JAL RE SURSARI MILAT NEH HOE ANAN. TAR TAAR APVITAR KAR MANIAI RE JAISE
KAGRA KARAT BICHARAN. BHAGAT BHAGUT LIKIAI TIH UPRE PUJIAI KAR NAMASKARAN.
MERI JAT KUT BANDHLA DHOR DHOVANTA NITEH BANARSI AAS PASA. AB BIPAR PARDHAN
TIHI KARAHI DANDUT TERE NAAM SARNAE RAVIDASS DASA ||
O city men! I am a tanner by caste, but in my heart I
meditate on God.
If wine is made from water of the Ganges, the holy men
will not drink it. If anybody puts wine, which is impure or any
other liquid into water of the Ganges, then these liquids after
absorbing in the Ganges, will become the water of the Ganges.
Like this, while remembering the name of God, I am fully
absorbed in Him.
The palm-tree is admittedly impure. If God’s words are
written on a leaf of a palm-tree, then men will worship it and
bow before it.
My trade is dressing and cutting leather and daily remove
dead cattle from the city of Banaras.
Yet prominent Brahmans now prostrate themselves before
me, since I, the slave Ravidass have acquired the shelter of
your name, O, God. 


SHABAD-102
(Raag Malar)
HAR JAPAT TEU JANA PADAM KAVLAS PAT TAS SAM TUL NAHI AN KOU. EK HI EK ANEK HOE
BISATHRIO AN RE AN BHARPUR SOOU || RAIHAAO || JA KAI BHAGVAT LEKHIAI AVAR NAHI
PEKHIAI TAS KI JAT ACHHOP CHHIPA. BIAS MEH LEKHIAI SANAK MEH PEKHIAI NAAM KI
NAMNA SAPAT DIPA. JA KAI ID BAKRID KUL GAU RE BADH KARAHI MANIAH SEKH SAHID
PIRA. JA KAI BAP VAISI KARI PUT AISI SARI TIHU RE LOK PARSIDH KABIRA. JA KE KUTAMB KE
DHEDH SABH DHOR DHOVANT PHIREH AJAHU BANNARSI AAS PASA. AACHAR SAHIT BIPAR
KARAHI DANDUT TIN TANAI RAVIDASS DASAAN DASA ||
Neither the Lord of Lakshmi, nor the Lord of Kailash, not
anyone else is equal to those who recite the name of God. He
is One alone though diffused in many ways. Therefore, you
repeat the name of God.
In whose house there was nothing except devotion to
God, he was by caste an untouchable Chhimba-calico-printer-
Saint Namdev. The greatness of God’s name can be known
in the writings of Rishi Ved Vyas. It can also be observed in
the sons of Brahma. It is also famous through the seven
islands of the earth.
Whose family used to sacrifice cows at the Eid and Bakr
Eid, and who worshipped Shaikhs and martyrs including Pirs?
Whose father used to observe such rituals, his son Kabir,
became a celebrated saint in the three worlds.
All the tanners of my family even still today are engaged
in removing dead cattle from the city of Banaras, yet the noted
Brahmans prostrate themselves before me, says Ravidass, the
slave of God’s slaves. 


SHABAD-103
(Raag Malar)
MILAT PIARO PARAN NATH KAVAN BHAGAT TE. SADHSANGAT PAI PARAM GATE. RAHAAO.
MAILE KAPRE KAHA LAO DHOVAO. AVAIGI NID KAHA LAG SOVAO. JOI JOI JORIO SOI SOI
PHATIO. JHUTHAI BANAJ UTH HI GAI HATIO. KAHO RAVIDASS BHAIOO JAB LEKHO. JOI JOI
KINO SOI SOI DEKHIO ||
By what devotions shall I meet my beloved, the Lord of
souls? The supreme state is obtained by association with saints.
My dress has become dirty. How long shall I wash it?
How long shall I remain in this sleep, which has come
upon me?
All the things, which I had collected, have been perished.
The shop of spurious business is closed.
Ravidass says, when my account will be taken, and then I
shall see whatever I have done and recorded to my credit. 


SHABAD 104
(Raag Aasawari)
KESVAYEH VIKAT MAYA TOR TATAI BIKAL GAT MOR ||TEK|| SUBISH DASSAN KARAAL EHMUKH
GRASAT SUDRIRR SU MESH. NIRUKH MAKHI BAKHAT BIAKUL LOBH KAAL NA DEKH.
INDRIYADIK DUKH DARAN ASANKHYADIK PAP. TOH BHAGAT RAGHUNATH ANTAR TAH TRAS
NA TAAP. PRATIGYA PARITPAL CHOUN JUG BHAGAT PURWAN KAAM. AAS MOH BHROS HAI
RAVIDASS JAI JAI RAM ||
O God! Without your holy name, the Maya causes dreadful
sufferings; therefore, the man remains disturbed. Maya bites
the man with her serpent like dangerous sting. Maya swallows
the strong and sturdy man.
As a fly cannot resist temptation after seeing sweet
commodity item, like this the greedy man is wasting his precious
time.
The man is committing numerous sins because he is
entrapped in sensuous desires. O God! The man after reciting
your name can only be able to save himself from sufferings.
O God! Due to Your solemn pledge, You have been
nourishing the people during four ages; You have been fulfilling
the desires of Your devotees.
Ravidass says, O God I have full faith in You. O
Omnipresent! I hail You. 


SHABAD-105
(Raag Aasawari)
RAMAH PUJA KAHAN CHARRAU.|PHAL AUR PHOOL ANUPAM NA PAYO||TEK||THANHAR
DOODH JO BACHRU JOOTHARO. PUHUP BHAWAR JAL MEEN BITARIYON. MALIAGIR
BERRIYON BHUANGA. BISH AMRIT DOUO EIKAI SANGA. DHOOP DEEP NAIBEDHI BASA|
KAISAI PUJ KARHAYAN TERI DASA. MANNHI PUJA MANNHI DHOOP. MANNHI SAIYUN SEHAJ
SARUP. PUJA ARCHA NA JAANU TERI. KAHAY RAVIDASS KAVAN GATT MERI ||
Where shall I find anything to offer to you in worship, O
God! I cannot find other flowers superior to these.
The calf has defiled the milk in the cow’s udder by tasting it.
The bumble-bee has spoiled the flowers and the fish the
water.
Serpents twine round the sandal-tree. Poison and ambrosia
dwell together.
Incense, lamps and consecrated bread are polluted. How
shall your slave O God, perform your worship?
My mind is worship and my mind is incense. During the
calm state of mind, I can have a glimpse of your bright face.
I do not know how to perform your worship. Ravidass
says, in what condition, I am? How shall I attain salvation? 


SHABAD-106
(Raag Aasawari)
BARAJ HO BARAJ BITHULAI MAYA JAG KHAYA. MAHAPRABHAL SABH HI BAS KIYE, SUR NAR
MUNN BHARMAYA||TEK|| BALAK BIRDH TARUN ATI SUNDER, NANA BHAIS BANAVAI. JOGI
JATI TAPI SANASI, PANDIT REHAN NA PAVAI. BAJIGAR KI BAAJI KAARAN, SAB KO KOTIG AVAI.
JO DEKHAI SO BHOOL RAHAI,WAKA CHELA MARAM JO PAVAI. KHAND BRAHMANND LOK
SAB JITAI, EH BIDHI TEJ JANAVAI. SIAMBHU KA CHIT CHOR LIYO HAI, WAKAI PACHAI LAGA
DHAVAI. EIN BATAN SUKHCHAIN MARIAT HAI, SAB KO RAHAI UJHARI. NEK DRISHAT KIN
RAKHO KAISO, MAITO BIPAT HUMARI. KAHAI ‘RAVIDASS’ UDAAS BHAYON MANN, BHAAJ
KAHAN AB JAIYEH. EIT UTH TUM GOBIND GUSAIN, TUMHI MAH SAMYEAH ||
O God! Please control Maya, because you are the liberator.
Maya has engulfed the whole world and lured the deities, saints
and people.
Maya has captivated the children, old, young and intellectual
persons with her various charming and beautiful faces. The
ascetics, hermits, monks and learned men cannot face her.
Due to strange performance of the wonderful God, every
body on the earth is engaged in performing miracles, and
neglecting the God under the influence of Maya. Maya has
overpowered the people living in the whole universe. By this
way, she depicts her power. Maya has gained control over every
body. Maya chases every person and conquers him. After
following Maya, the man dies in worries. Maya says to every
body that she is with him. O God! You please save us from the
clutches of Maya.
Ravidass says O God! By singing songs in Your praise, I
have dejected Maya. Where shall we go after renouncing Your
name? You are omnipresent. After reciting Your name, the
man absorbs in You. 


SHABAD-107
(Raag Aasawari)
TUJHI CHARAN ARBIND BHAWAN MANN, PAAN KARAT PAIYO PAIYO RAMIYA DHAN|| TEK||
SAMPAT VIPAT PATAL MAYA DHAN, TA MEH MAGAN NA HOT TERO JAN. KAHAN BHIYON JAI
GAT TAN CHIN CHIN. PREM JAYE TO DARPAI TERO NIJ JAN. PREM RAJ LAI RAKHO RIDHAI
DHAR, KAHAI RAVIDASS CHUTIBO KAWAN PAR ||
O God! Your lotus-feet are the home of my heart. By
drinking the nectar of Your name, I have found the God, who
is my wealth.
Prosperity, adversity, worldly love, and wealth screen God
from man. In them Your servant is not absorbed.
What will it matter if my body is cut into pieces? O God!
Your slave only fears that your love may not depart.
O God! Your servant has absorbed You in his heart with
love. Ravidass says, now how will you escape? How shall I get
emancipation? 


SHABAD-108
(Raag Aasawari)
BANDAI JAAN SAHIB GANI. SAMAJH BED KATAIB BOLAI KABAI MAIN KIYA MANI. JAWANI
DUNI JAMAL SURAT DEKHIYE THIR NAHIN VAI. DAM CHA SAI SEHANS EIKKIS HAR DIN
KHAJANAI THAIN JAH VAI. MANI MARE GARAB ‘GAFIL’ BAIMIHIR BAIPEER VAI. DARI KHANAI
PARAT CHOBA HOT NAHI TAKSEER VAI. SIAPI SAPEDI TURANGI NANA RANG BISAL VAI. NAPAID
TAIN PAIDA KIYA PAIMAAL KARAT NA BAR VAI. KUCHU GAANTH KHARCHI MIHIR TOSA
KHAIR KHOOBI HAATH VAI. DHANI KA FURMAN AAYA TAB KIYA CHALAI SATH VAI. TAJH
BADJAWA BENAJAR KAMDILAN KAR KHASAM KI KAN VAI. RAVIDASS KI ARDASS SUN KACHU
HAK HALAL PACHAN VAI ||
O man! It is definite that the God is generous one. All the
religious books such as Veds and Quran are explaining that
there is no jewel in the wholly Kaaba, except God.
The excitement of youth and glamour of beauty are
instable. Every day your twenty one thousand and six hundred
valuable breath are going waste.
O merciless, stupid and teacher-less man, you are being
ruined by pride. You have achieved the body consisting of ten
gates. The drum of death is continuously beating in your body.
You adopt the way of righteousness so that you cannot be
trapped by the god of death.
The supreme God has created numerous colours such as
black, white, yellow etc. The self-illuminated God has created
the universe which He can destroy within no time.
O man! You take my advice seriously and catch hold the
blessing of God and merit of your good deeds. These will
provide you help to cross the ocean of this world. By this way
you will achieve the eternal bliss. When you will get the orders
of the Almighty, at that time only the wealth of the name of
God will accompany you.
O blind and weak-hearted man! Divorce your bad words
and take refuge in the name of God. Ravidass says, O man,
you adopt honest means and recognise the true God. 


SHABAD-109
(Raag Aasawari)
SO KACHU VICHARIO TATHAI MERO MANN THIRU HAIV RAHIYO. HAR RANG LAGO TATHAI
MERO BARAN PATAL BHAYON || TEK || DHAN SO PANTHI PANTH CHALAWA. AGAM GAWAN
MAI GAM DIKHLAWAN. ABRAN BARAN KATHAI JIN KOI. GHAT GHAT BIAAP RAHIYON HAR
SOI. JIHI PAD SUNNAR PREM PIASA. SO PAD RUM RAHIYON RAVIDASSA ||
When I think a little about God, then my mind becomes
stable. When I dye my inner-self in the fast colour of God’s
name, then the fake colour fades away. Blessed is that Guru,
who has started the religious order of worship and telling the
people how to absorb in the sorrow-less God.
Do not practise caste-system because all human beings
are equal and God is residing in every particle.
After taking refuge in the lotus feet of God, the deities
and men experience different kind of thirst. Ravidass says, I
have absorbed myself in the lotus feet of God. 


SHABAD-110
(Raag Aasawari)
BHAI RE SEHAJ BANDO SOI BIN SEHAJ SIDHI NA HOI. NAYOLEEN MANN JO JANIYEH JAB
KEET BHIRINGI HOYI ||TEK|| AAPA PER CHINAYE NAHI RE AUR KO UPDESH. KAHAN TE TUM
AAYON RE BHAI JAHUNGAI KITH DES. KEHIYEH TO KEHIYEH KA KEH KAHIYEH KAHAN NA KO
PATIAYEH. RAVIDASS DAS AJAAN HAIV KAR RAHIYON SEHAJ SAMAIE ||
O brother! Pray to God in order to achieve the spiritual
calm, because before reaching the stage of ecstasy, you could
not get salvation.
If you will not involve yourself in the work like an ant till
then you cannot achieve anything. Slowly and slowly, you absorb
yourself in God.
O brother, you have not so far understood, who is your
own and who is not. You are giving sermons to others. You
should explore this point from where you have come and where
you have to go?
If you want to say something, then what will you say? If
you say something then who will trust you?
Ravidass says by renouncing ostentation, I have acquired
a state of spiritual calm and I have absorbed in you, O God. 


SHABAD-111
(Raag Aasawari)
DEHU KALALI EK PIALA | AISA AWDHU HOI MATWALA ||TEK|| KAHAI KALALI PIALA DEAUO.
PIVANHARE KA SIR LEAUO. EARI KALALI TAIN KIYA KIYA. SIR KE SATAI PIALA DIYAN. SIR KAI
SATAI MEHANGA BHARI. PIVAIGA APNA SIR DARI. CHAND SOOR DOYOUN SANMUKH HOYI.
PEEVAI PIALA MARAI NA KOI. SEHAJ SUNH MEIN BHATHI SRAVAI. PEEVAI RAVIDASS
GURMUKH DRAVAI ||
O true saints, give me one cup of elixir of God’s name.
After drinking such nectar I want to acquire the state of ecstasy.
Saints say, we can give you a cup of elixir provided you
sacrifice your head.
In exchange for his head, one gets this very costly cup of
elixir to drink. Only by offering his head one can drink a cup
of such nectar.
After reaching the confluence of three wind passages in
the human body, one can drink such elixir only then he can
become immortal.
Ravidass says, after attaining such state of ecstasy, the
holy men drink such nectar of the name of God. 


SHABAD-112
(Raag Aasawari)
AISI MERI JAAT VIKHIAT CHAMAR. HIRDAI RAM GOBIND GUN SAR ||TEK|| SURSAR JAL
LIYAN KIRIT BARUNI RE JAISE SANT JAN NAH KARAT PAN. SURA APVITAR NIT GANGJAL
MANIYEH SURSAR MILAT NEH HOT AAN. TAR TAAR APVITAR KAR MANIYEH JAISE KAAGRA
KARAT BICHARN. BHAGWAT BHAGWANT JAB UPARAI LIKHIYEAH TAB PUJIYEAH KAR
NAMASKARAN. ANEK ADHAM JIB NAAM SUN UDHRAI PATIT PAWAN BHAYEH PARAS SARAN.
BHANAT RAVIDASS RARANKAR GUN GABANT SANT SADHU BHAYEH SEHAJ PAAR ||
O God! I am a known tanner. But in my heart, I sing songs
in praise of Your virtuous qualities.
If alcohol is added in the holy water of the Ganges,
then the water becomes impure and saints do not drink that
impure water.
Such water of the Ganges is impure in which liquor is
added. You should also think such water impure because the
crow does not drink such water. But when the wine and impure
water of drains dissolve in the water of Ganges, then it becomes
the water of Ganges.
The tree of palm is believed impure. When the name of
God and hymns in His praise were got written on the leaves of
the palm trees, then people bow their heads before these leaves.
So called low-caste people, have attained emancipation
by reciting the name of God, who is redeemer of sinners.
Ravidass says, by singing songs in praise of the colourless
and formless God, saints and sages have attained salvation. 


SHABAD-113
(Raag Aasawari)
PAAR GAYA CHAHAI SAB KOI DOHU URWAAR PAR NEH HOYI. || TEK||PAR KAHAI URWAAR
SO PARA BIN PAD PARCHAI BHRAMAIN GAMWARA. PAR PARAMPAD MAANJH MURARI TA
MAIN AAP RAMAI BANWARI. PURAN BARHAM BASAI SABH THAYI KAHAI RAVIDASS MILAI
SUKH SAYI ||
Everybody in this world wants to get salvation, but
without reciting the name of God, the man cannot swim across
the ocean of existence.
Salvation means to get rid of from the cycle of
transmigration of soul. But without knowing the absolute truth,
the man remains entrapped in illusion.
The state of supreme meditation helps the man to swim
across the ocean of existence. The God himself resides in
that state.
After reaching the state of ecstasy, a man realises that the
perfect God is omnipresent. Ravidass says, the attainment of
God is a supreme bliss. 


SHABAD-114
(Raag Aasawari)
SATGUR HUMHU LAKAHI BAAT. JANAM PACHLAI PAP NASANAI, MITOGO SABH SANTAP
||TEK|| BAHAR KHOJAT JANAM GAMWAI, UNMANN DHIYAN RAHAI GHAT AAP. SHABAD
ANAHAD BAAJAT GHAT MEH, AGAM GIAN BHO GUR PARTAP. DHAN DARA MEH RAHIYON
MAGAN NIT, GUNIYON NA MICHU KO CHAP. KEH RAVIDASS GUR RAH DIKHAWAI, TRICHA
BUJH MITI MANN SANTAP ||
The true Guru shows the real path to the man by adopting
which one can swim across the sea of existence. By traversing
on this path, the sins of previous birth and all other sufferings
and agonies come to an end.
A man endeavours hard in order to find the God in the
world and loses his life. But sitting in meditation, by reciting
his name, the man attains the state of spiritual calm. Only
then he discovers the God. The mystic sound starts to resound
in the body. Such divine knowledge can only be achieved
through the Guru.
The man remains busy in wealth and wife, and does not
think about the qualities of God.
Ravidass says, the Guru shows the real way, by adopting
which all desires and anxieties of the man will desert him. 


SHABAD-115
(Raag Aasawari)
BAPURAO SAT RAVIDASS KAHAI RE. GIAN BICHAR CHARAN CHIT LAVAI HAR KI SARAN RAHAI
RE || TEK|| PAATI TORRAI PUJ RACHAVAI TARAN TIRAN KAHAIN RE. MURAT MAH
PARMESHWAR TOU PANI MEH TIRAI RE. TRIBIDH SANSAR KAWAN BIDHI TIRBOU JE DRRIRH
NAAV NA GAHAI RE. NAM CHADIJAI DANDAI BAISE TOU DUNA DUKH SAHAI RE. GURU KO
SABAD AUR SURAT KUDALI KHODAT KOI LAHAI RE. RAM KAHHU KE BATAI NA AAYO SO NEKU
LABHAI RE. JHOTHI MAYA JAG DAHKAYA TO TIN TAP DAHAI RE. KAHAI RAVIDASS RAM JAP
RASNA MAYA KAHUN KE SANG NA RAHAI RE ||
Ravidass says the truth that all human beings should think
about the spiritual knowledge of the God and take refuge in
His holy feet.
The man after plucking flower-petals offer these to the
idol of God because he thinks that the God is the liberator
and he can help him to swim across the sea of existence.
Ravidass says, if the God has taken refuge in that idol then
why the statue of God does not float in the water?
So far a man does not acquire the strong boat consisting
of God’s name by divorcing the three characteristics of Maya,
till then he cannot swim across the sea of existence. If, by
ignoring the boat of God’s name he catches only oar, then he
has to suffer.
According to the pious teachings of the Guru if we apply
the spade of knowledge only then we will achieve our goal.
The Supreme God is not allocated to a special one. A
man, who searches the God in his inner-heart, achieves Him.
The false Maya is misleading the world. The three
characteristics of sorrow are causing grave damage to the body
of man.
Ravidass advises the man to renounce Maya and recite
the name of God. 


SHABAD-116
(Raag Aasawari)
EH ANDES SOCH YIH MERE. NISIWASAR GUN GAYO TERE || TEK|| TUM CHINTIT MERI
CHINTHU JAYI. TUM CHINTAMAN HOIE KI NAHI. BHAGAT HAIT TUM KAHAN KAHAN NEH
KEENA. HAMRI BER BHAYAI BALHINA. KAHAI RAVIDASS DAS APRADHI. JAIH TUM DRAVO
MAIN BHAGAT NA SADHI ||
O God! There is only one apprehension in my mind that I
sing songs in Your praise day and night.
O God! By remembering Your holy name, all my worries
have disappeared. Only Your name grants the desired fruit.
O God! What You have not done for Your devotees? But
when I need Your blessings at that time, You become powerless.
Why do not You help me?
Ravidass says, the slave is a defaulter, who even after
becoming Your devotee is not worshipping You. 


SHABAD-117
(Raag Aasawari)
BORI KARILAI RAM SANEHA. SANG SAHELI VIAH CHALI SAB, CHAADH NAIHAR RA GEHA
||TEK|| KHEL KHILAR BAIS SABH BITI, MANN CHIT BHAJ NA PIYON PARTITI. MAIN MAIN JO
LO GARABH BORANI, TOUN LOUN PIARA MANN NEH AANI. AAPA MAIT MAIN MERI KHOHI,
GARAB TIAGI ARPIHI NIJ DEHI. PIYO KO NARI UHI MANN AAYI, JIHI ABH ANTAR AVAR NEH
KAYI. JO LOUN PIARA MANN NEH AAYI, KA SOREH SHINGAR BANAYI. SOI SATI RAVIDASS
BAKHANI, TAN MANN SIYOUN PIYO RANG SAMANI ||
O insane woman! You love God. Your fellow friends have
got married. Therefore, after leaving the house of their parents
they have gone to the houses of their bride-grooms.
You have wasted your life while playing and jumping. You
have not, so far, won the faith of your dear one. As far as you
are proud of your beauty till then your lover, the God, will not
love you.
By renouncing pride and ego, you sacrifice yourself and
offer your everything to your lover, the God. The inaccessible
Lord loves only that woman who has renounced ego and pride.
What is the use to decorate the face with false make-up if
the bride is not liked by her bride-groom?
That woman will be called the virtuous who surrenders
her mind, body and heart to her husband and absorbs in Him
completely, says Ravidass. 


SHABAD-118
(Raag Aasawari)
RE MANN MANCHALA SANSAR SAMUNDAI, TU CHITAR BACHITAR BICHAR RE. JIH GALAI
GALIAHI MARIYEA, SO SANG DOOR NIWAR RE ||TEK|| YAM HAI DIGHAN DOR HAI KANKAN,
PAR TIYA GALO JAAN RE. HAVAI RAS LUBUDH RAMAI YO MURAKH, MANN PACHITAVAI NIAAN
RE. PAP GUNIO CHAI DHARAM NIBOLI, TU DEKH DEKH PHAL CHAKH RE. PARTIRIYAN SANG
BHALO JO HOVAI, TO RANO RAVAN DEKH RE. KAHAI RAVIDASS RATAN PHAL KAARAN, GOBIND
KAI GUN GAAYE RE. KAANCHO KUMBH BHRIYO HAL JAISE, DIN DIN GHATO JAYE RE ||
O mind! You are like a fish whereas the world is like a sea
full of various colours. You think about it. You are entrapped
in the false attachment, therefore, your body is decaying and
you are dying. You liberate yourself from such bonds.
The god of death i.e. Yamraj is knocking at your door. But
you are engrossed in evil deeds. The company of other’s wife
will certainly destroy you, O silly man! You are engaged in the
enjoyment and pleasure. But you have to repent like an ignorant
man later on.
Six religious principles are like the fruits of margosa
tree for a sinner. Even then you taste such bitter fruit of
sinful deeds.
If you think that the company of another’s wife is a moral
act, see the end of king Ravan.
Ravidass says, O man! In order to achieve the precious
gem of God’s name you have to sing songs in the praise of God.
As water in the unbaked earthen pitcher goes on leaking, like
this you are wasting your life without reciting the name of God.


SHABAD-119
(Raag Aasawari)
RATH KO CHATUR CHLAWANHARO. KHIN HAANKAI KHIN UBHO RAKHAI NAHI AAN KO
SARO ||TEK|| JAB RATH RAHAI SARTHI THAKAI TABKO RATH CHALAWAI. NAD BIND SABHAI
HI THAKAI MANN MANNGAL NEH GAWAI. PANCH TAT KO YAHU RATH SAAJIYO ARDHAI
URDH NIWASA. CHARAN KAMAL LIYON LAYE RAHIYON HAI GUN GAVAI RAVIDASSA ||
The charioteer, who drives the chariot of body is very
intelligent and cunning. In a moment he starts driving the
chariot too fast and saves the chariot from going off the track.
No body knows about this game.
When the charioteer becomes tired then who drives the
chariot of body? At this time mind cannot sing auspicious
songs. It means that the man cannot perceive the joy of eternal
bliss by forgetting God. The mind of the man cannot sing the
song continuously in God’s praise.
The God has created the chariot of man’s body with five
elements. The God resides in the universe. While reciting the
song in praise of God, I have absorbed in Him by worshipping
His lotus feet, says Ravidass. 

SHABAD-120
(Raag Aasawari)
JO TUM TORO RAM MAI NAHI TORON. TUM SOUN TOR KAWAN SOUN JORO ||TEK|| TIRATH
BARAT NA KARO ANDESA. TUMRAI CHARAN KAMAL KA BHROSA. JENH JENH JAYOUN
TUMHARI PUJA. TUM SA DEV AWAR NEH DUJA. MAI APNO MANN HAR SO JORIYON. HAR
SO JOR SABAN SE TORIYO. SAB PAR HAR TUMHARI AASA. MANN KRAM BACHAN KAHA
RAVIDASSA ||
O God! My love and devotion is true. If You break
relationship with me, even then, I shall not break relationship
with You. Because after breaking relationship with You,
O God with whom I shall join?
I am not worried about taking bath at pilgrim-centres or
observing fast because I have full faith in Your lotus feet.
O God! Wherever I go, I only worship You. There is no
other great or pious Lord on the earth except You.
O God! I have connected my mind with You. While doing
this, I have snapped relationship with all others.
Ravidass says, O God! All my hopes are focussed on you.
I want to see Your holy face. I am demanding this due to my
devotion and pious deeds. 


SHABAD-121
(Raag Aasawari)
KAIH BIDHI AB SUMIRO RE ATH DULABH DEEN DAYAL. MAIN MAHA BISHYI ADHIK AATUR
KAMNA KI JHAL ||TEK|| KAHAN DIMB BAHAR KIYE HAR KANAK KASOTI HAAR. BAHAR
BHITAR SAAKH TU HOU KIYON SU SOU ADHIAAR. KAHAN BHAYON BHUT PAKHAND KIYE
HAR HIRDAI SAPNAI NA JAN. JO DARA BIBHICHARNI MUKH PATIBARTA JIYA AAN. MAI
HIRDAI HAR BAITHYON HAR MOU PAI SARYON NA EIKO KAAJ. BHAV BHAGAT RAVIDASS DAI
PRITPAL KARO MOH AAJ ||
O Cherisher of the poor! It is very difficult to recite Your
name because the man is engrossed in the flames of sensual
desires due to his lustful, salacious and immoral acts.
The man organises false pomp and show to achieve the
God. But only that man qualifies the test who has successfully
passed the critical scrutiny of the expert judge and proves
himself the pure gold. O God! You know everything which is
happening inside and outside. The man, due to his ignorance,
is entrapped in the darkness.
Then what is the use of organising such pomp and show
if he does not remember the God even in his dreams. It is just
like a characterless woman who talks about her faithfulness
towards her husband but in her mind she has been thinking
about another person.
O God! I have lost the game of the world without Your
name. I cannot complete a single work. Ravidass says, O God!
You are nourishing and protecting me, that is why I am
performing Your worship with Your blessings. 


SHABAD-122
(Raag Aasawari)
AB KAISE CHUTAI NAM RAT LAAGI ||TEK|| PRABHU JI TUM CHANDAN HUM PANI. JAKI ANG
ANG BAS SAMANNI. PRABHU JI TUM GHAN BAN HUM MORA. JAISAI CHITWAT CHAND
CHAKORA. PRABHU JI TUM DEEPAK HUM BATI. JA KI JOT BARAI DIN RATI. PRABHU JI TUM
MOTI HUM DHAGA. JAISAI SONHI MILAT SUHAGA. PRABHU JI TUM SWAMI HUM DASA.
AISI BHAGAT KARAI RAVIDASSA ||
How can I give up the holy act of repeating Your pious
name? O God! As a result of repeating Your name
continuously, I have attained Your worship. Now You please
tell me, how I can move back from such pious action.
O God! You are like sandal-wood and I am just like water.
As after absorbing in sandal, the water becomes sandal, like this
absorbing in you, every part of my body has become fragrant.
O God! You are cloud and I am Your peacock, as You are
the moon, I am Your Chakor.
O God! If You are a lamp, then I am the wick of the
lamp. The light of this lamp is illuminating the whole universe
day and night.
You are a pearl and I am a thread. In Your pious company
I have become blessed one and auspicious. I have become like
that gold which after rubbing the borax shines brightly.
O God! You are Master whereas I am Your servant.
Ravidass says, O God! I remain busy in Your worship. 


SHABAD-123
(Raag Aasawari)
MADHO BHRAM KAISE NA BILAYI. TATHAIN DUTI DARSAI AAYI ||TEK|| KANAK KUTAK SUIT
PAT JUDA RAJ BHUANG BHRAM JAISA. JAL TARANG PAHAN PRATIMA JIAON, BHRAM JEEV
DUT AISA. BIMAL EIK RAS UPJAI NA BINSAI, UDAI ASAT DOYOUN NAHI. BIGTA BIGAT GHATAI
NEH KABHU, BASAT BASAI SAB MAHI. NISCHAL NIRAKAR AJ ANUPAM, NIRBHAY GAT GOBINDA.
AGAM AGOCHAR ACHHAR ATRAK, NIRGUN ANT ANANDA. SADA ATIT GIAN GHAN BARJIT,
NIRBIKAR ABINASI. KAHAI RAVIDASS SEHAJ SUN SAT, JEEVAN MUKAT NIDHI KAASI ||
O Lord Madho! Illusion does not vanish from the mind of
a man because there is duality in his mind.
Due to illusion, the gold and ornaments made from gold,
yarn and fabric knitted from yarn, look different, like this due
to ignorance the rope looks like a snake in the dark. Due to
illusion, the water and its tides, the stone and sculpture made
from stone look different, like this due to duality the man looks
separate from God.
The pure and holy God resides in the world. That God
neither takes birth nor dies; neither rises nor sets like the sun.
He neither decreases nor increases. The God is omnipresent.
The God is immovable, shapeless, unborn and unique.
He is devoid of fear, immortal, illogical, without attributes
and delightful.
The God is immortal. He cannot be known without
knowledge. God is flawless and imperishable.
Ravidass says the state of spiritual calm and bliss is true.
Such calmness and blissfulness provides salvation to the
people, which is a unique treasure. 


SHABAD-124
(Raag Aasawari)
MANN MERO SAT SAROOP BICHAR. AAD ANT ANANT PARAM PAD SANSA SAKAL NIWAR
||TEK|| JAS HAR KAHIYE TAS HAR NAHI HAI ASS JAS KACHU TAISA. JANAT JANAT JAAN
RAHEYON MANN KARAM KAHO NIH KAISA. KAHIAT AAN ANUBHAVAT AAN RAS MILAI NA
BIGAR HOI. BAHAR BHITAR PRAGAT GUPAT GHAT-GHAT PRAT AVAR NA KOI. AADHU EIK ANT
PHUN SOYI MADHYA UPADH SU KAISAI. AHAI EIK PAI BHRAM SAI DUJO KANAK ALKRIT
JAISE. KAHAI RAVIDASS PARKASH PARAM PAD KA JAP TAP BARAT PUJA. EIK ANEK ANEK EIK
HAR KAHO KAUN BIDHI DUJA ||
O my mind! Think about the true form of God. This
immortal God has to live from the beginning to the end of this
world. He is bestowing the supreme ranks to the human beings.
By reciting the name of God, the illusion vanishes.
The God is not like this, as people say. No one can say
anything about the form of the God. People want to know the
real form of the God because nobody can know His secret.
A man says about God something else but to perceive
Him is a different experience. After taking the elixir of God’s
name, the man does not indulge in immoral acts.
The God is residing in each particle of the world. God
lives in everyman. There is nothing on the earth without God.
The one God was present in the beginning of the universe
and the same one God is present today and will remain present
in the future also. Due to illusion, the man thinks differently
about Him as he thinks gold and ornaments made from the
gold are different. The man looks separate from the God as a
result of illusion. But the illusion disappears when he absorbs
in the God.
Ravidass says when the eternal light of God illuminates
the heart of a person, only then he obtains the supreme place in
the court of God. Then he does not need to perform meditation,
recitation and worship. The God is residing in the whole universe
after adopting various shapes i.e. unity in diversity. There is no
one like the God in the world as He is unique. 


SHABAD-125
(Raag Aasawari)
THOTHO JAN SOYI PACHORO RE KOI. PACHORO JA MAI NIJ KAN HOYI ||TEK|| THOTHI HAR
BIN JANAM GAMWAYA. THOTHA PANDIT THOTHI BANI. THOTHI HAR BIN SABAI KAHANI.
THOTHA MANDIR BHOG BILASA. THOTHI AAN DEV KI ASAA. SACHA SUMIRAN NAAM BISASA.
MANN BACH KARAM KAHAIN RAVIDASSA ||
O man! The name of God is true. Do not forget Him
because He is not false. The essence of His bliss is absorbed
in the whole world. The body of a man is false and maya is also
false. O man! You are wasting your life without reciting the
name of God.
Pandit is useless without knowledge. His teachings are
baseless and useless without knowledge. All stories are false
without remembering the name of God. The temple without
the name of God will be just like an empty place. The sensual
pleasures are also useless and false. It is also fruitless to worship
any demi-god, except the God.
True is only the name of God. His meditation is also true,
says Ravidass, whose mind is pure, sayings are true and actions
are also true 


SHABAD-126
(Raag Aasawari)
MADHO! MOH EIKU SAHARA TORA ||TEK|| TUMHI MAT PITA PRABH MERO, HOUN MASKEEN
AAT BHORA. TUM JAO TAJO KAVAN MOH RAKHAI, SAHIHAI KAUNU NIHORA. BAHADAMBAR
HOUN KABHUN NA JANIYO, TUM CHARNAN CHIT MORA. AGUN SAGUN DOU SAMKAR
AANIYO, CHOUN DIS DARSAN TORA. PARAS MANN MUH RATU NAH, JAG JANJAR NA THORA.
KEH RAVIDASS TAJ SAB TRISHNA, EIKU RAM CHARAN CHIT MORA ||
O God! You are the only supporter of mine. You are my
mother and father, I am humble, meek and flower sucking
bumble-bee.
O God! If You have given me up then who will provide
help to me? To whom I shall put up my grievances in your
absence?
I do not know to perform pomp and show, as my mind
always resides in Your lotus feet. You please see my good and
bad deeds equally. I am seeing Your holy appearance in all
directions, in both forms, endowed with attributes and without
attributes.
I do not need the philosopher’s stone at all. All
entanglements of life are useless. Ravidass says, by renouncing
all desires, the man devotes his mind and self to worship the
lotus feet of God. 


SHABAD-127
(Raag Todi)
PAWAN JAS MADHO TORA TUM DARUN AGHMOCHAN MORA ||TEK|| KIRAT TERI PAP
BINASAI LOK BED YON GAWAI. JOUN HUM PAP KARAT NEH BHUDHAR TOUN TU KAHAN
NASAVAI. JAB LAG ANG PANK NEH PARSAI TOUN JAL KAHAN PAKHALAI. MANN MALEEN
VISHIYA RAS ANG PANK NEH PARSAI TOUN JAL KAHAN PAKHALAI. MANN MALEEN VISHIYAN
RAS LAPAT TOUN HAR NAAM SAMBHALAI. JO HUM BIMAL HIRDAI CHIT ANTAR DOS KAUN
PAR DHARIHO . KEH RAVIDASS PRABHU TUM DAYAL HOU ABANDH MUKAT KA KARIHO ||
O God! To sing songs in Your praise is so pious that it has
annihilated my terrible sins. The whole humanity and the Veds
say that your glory and praise can eradicate all sins.
If we, the people of the world do not commit sins, as big
as the mountain, O Eternal one, then how should You have
gained the name of Purifier of sinners?
If the body has not been polluted by the mud of sins,
then it will be of no use to wash the parts of body with water.
Now the mind has become impure under the influence of sexual
desires, therefore, the time has come to purify the mind by
reciting the name of God.
Ravidass says, if one’s mind, body and soul are pure,
then there is no need to blame anyone. O God! You are the
ocean of mercy, what I shall do after getting salvation. O
God! Allow me to sing songs in Your praise while living in
Your holy feet. 


SHABAD-128
(Raag Sarang)
JAG MAIN VED BAID MANNIJAI. EIN MAIN AVAR AGAM KACHU AURAI KAHO KAWAN PAR
KIJAI ||TEK|| BHOJAL BIADH ASADH PRABAL ATT PARAM PANTH NA GAHIJAI. PARRAI SUNAI
KACHU SAMUJH NA PARYI ANUBHAI PAD NA LAHIJAI. CHAKH BIHUN KATAAR CHALAT HAIN
TINHU ANNS BHUJ DIJAI. KAHAI RAVIDASS BAMEK TAT BINU SAB MILI GARAT PARIJAI ||
Veds are considered the doctors who treat the diseases
of the patients. Veds tell something else about the God but
facts about the inaccessible God are different. To whom one
should believe?
The unfathomable ocean of existence has become a strong
house of human diseases.
People read and listen to Veds but they did not understand
them properly. Then how will they acquire the status of fearless
which is necessary to know the Creator.
People follow the teachings of Veds blindly but they do
not use the knowledge. Therefore, they have adopted the
wrong path.
Ravidass says, without attaining the divine knowledge and
without using their wisdom, people cannot know about the
Ultimate Reality. Therefore, they are going towards hell. 


SHABAD-129
(Raag Sarang)
TUM KARHU KIRPA MOH SAI ||TEK|| SAWAS SAWAS TUJH NAAM SAMBHARUN, TUMHI
BHAINT MAMU MANN HARSAYI. TUMHU DAYAL KIRPAL KARUNANIDH TUMHEH
DEENBANDH RAGHURAYI. TUMHARI SARAN RAHO NISWASAR, BHARMAT FIROUN NA HOUN
HAR RAYI. TUMHARI ANUKAMP MAAN MADU CHHUTAI, RAM RASAYAN AMRIT PAYI. AISO
BUDH JACHIHU KARUNAMAIN, TUJH CHARAN TAJJ KITHU NA JAYI. CHARAN–SARAN
RAVIDASS RABARI, APNO JAAN LEHU UR LAYI ||
O God! You bless me. I recite Your holy name with my
every incoming and outgoing breath. After seeing Your pious
face, I feel extremely happy. O God! You are extremely
sympathetic, kind, compassionate and nurturer of the poor.
O God! As I have taken refuge in You, therefore, I have
not left the right path. I recite Your name; therefore, my pride
has vanished. I have achieved the nectar of Your name.
O God! My only desire is to achieve a place in Your holy
feet. Now I do not want to go to any other place except Your
feet. Ravidass says, O God! I have taken refuge in Your pious
feet. Please own me and hold me. 


SHABAD-130
(Raag Sarang)
CHAL MANN HAR CHATSAL PARRAOUN ||TEK|| GUR KI SAAT GIYAN KA ACHAR BISRAI TOUN
SEHAJ SAMADH LAGAOUN. PREM PAATI SURAT LEKHAN KARHIHOU RARAA MAMAA LIKHI
AANK DIKHYOU. YEAH BIDHI MUKAT BHAYE SANKADIK RIDAI BIDAAR PARKASH DIKHOUN.
KAGAD KANWAL MATT MAS KAR NIRMAL BIN RASNA NIS DIN GUN GAOUN. KAHAI RAVIDASS
RAM JAP BHAI SANT SAAKH DAI BOHAR NA AAOUN ||
O my mind! Let us go to the school of God, where spiritual
education will be imparted to you. In this school the baton of
Guru’s sermon protects you from going astray. Alphabet of
pure knowledge will be taught to you there. If by chance, the
pupil forgets the world of knowledge, then he assumes the
posture of deep and calm meditation.
In this school, for reading and writing, there is a Phatti i.e.
wooden-tablet of spiritual love and pen of mental awareness.
This pen writes on it the name of RAM, the omnipresent God.
By studying in such a school, many pupils including Sanak had
attained salvation. If you do not believe, then should I show
you the spiritual flame by dissecting my heart?
By making lotus-petal as paper and wisdom as the pure
ink, pupils write the name of God. Without using tongue, they
sing the songs in praise of God day and night.
Ravidass says, O brother! Saints are the testimony, that
whosoever has recited the holy name of God, he has attained
salvation. 


SHABAD-131
(Raag Sarang)
HAR SIMRAI SOI SANT BICHARO. AVAR JANAM BEKAM RAM BIN, KOT JANAM SOUN UPAR
BAAROU ||TEK|| HAR PAD VIMUKH KUTIL MAYIARAT, RAM CHARAN CHITHU NA SANAI.
JIN MANN MAANU HOYMAI BASHAI, TIH JAN SANT KAHO KIM MANNAI. KAPAT DHAMBH
PAR NINDA BURRO, SANT JANAM BHO KILWISH KAARI. JIYON BARIYA RUT BUND UDDHAI
MEH AAYI, MILAI SOI JAL KHARO. TA PARSANG SEEP SAWAAT NACHATAR, MOTI NIPJAT NEER
TAI NIAROU. KEH RAVIDASS MOH MADD TIAGO, RAM CHARAN MANN SANT BICHARO||
Those, who recite the holy name of God, are saints in
real sense, because without rendering the name of God the
whole life of a person becomes fruitless. Therefore, millions
of births can be sacrificed for the sake of that God. After
becoming attached to the worldly possessions, a man becomes
apostate towards the Creator and thus does not adopt the lotus
feet of God in his heart. Those who have pride and arrogance
in their minds, how we can accept them as saints. Such stupid
persons remain busy in committing fraud, resorting to treachery,
and false ostentation. But on the other hand, a saint takes
birth in order to eradicate sins and sufferings.
During rainy season, every drop of rain which falls into
the sea becomes alkaline. If the same drop of rain, during
good omen, falls into an open sea-shell, then it transforms
into a pearl.
Ravidass says, O man! Renounce your worldly attachments,
use of intoxicating drinks, and devote your mind to the lotus
feet of God in the company of saints. 


SHABAD-132
(Raag Jaisri)
SAB KUCH KARAT NA KAHOUN KUCH KAISE. GUN NIDHI BAHUT REHAT SUM JAISAI ||TEK||
DARPAN GAGAN ANIL ALAIP JAS. GANG JALDH PRATBIMB DEKH TAS. SAB AARAMBH AKAAM
ANEHA. BIDHI NIKHED KIYO ANEHKEHA. EIHAI PAD KEHAT SUNAT NAHIN AAVAI. KAHAI
RAVIDASS SUKRITI KAI PAVAI ||
How can we describe the God as non-performer, who is
responsible for all actions? He is the source of talent and
remains constant in various situations.
As the mirror, the sky, the air are unattached like this the
reflection of the God can be seen in the ocean.
The beginner is selfless, affectionless and unattached to
materialistic world. The God is being described through
different methods in so many forms.
Such supreme status can not be achieved only by saying
and listening but such supreme position can be occupied only
by good deeds, says Ravidass. 


SHABAD-133
(Raag Kanrra - Dopaad)
JA KAI RAM JI DHANI TA KAI KAH KI KAMI HAI. MANSA KO NATH MANORATH PURBAI SUKH
NIDHAN KI KAHA GANI HAI. KAWAN KAAJ KIRPAN KI MAYA KARAT PHIRAT APNI APNI HAI.
KHAYI NA SAKAI KHARACH NEH JAVAI JAYOUN BHUYANG SIR REHAT MANI HAI. JA KI RAAS
DHAVAR NEH AAVAI RAHA KETAKI MUKAT ANI HAI. RAKHVARAI KO CHAKAR SUDARSHAN
BIGHAN NA BIAPAI ROK CHINI HAI. SIV SANKADIK PAAR NA PAVAI MAIN BAPURAI KI KAUN
GINI HAI. JA KI PREET NIRANTAR HAR SO KAHAI RAVIDASS TAKI SADA BANI HAI ||
The man, who possesses the wealth of the true name of
God, does not face any deficiency in the life. The wealthiest
man on this universe is the God only, who is also the treasure
of comfort. He fulfils all the desires of his devotee and protects
him from all evils.
What is the use of that wealth, which is in the possession
of a miser man? The miser man remains happy while calling
the wealth as his own. As a snake protects his precious gem,
like this, the miser-man takes care of his wealth. As the miser
man cannot spend his money on eatables, like this the snake
cannot derive any benefit from the gem.
If a man recites the name of God, then the demon planets
like Saturn, Comet etc., hesitate to come to his sign of Zodiac.
Because the God is equipped with a mythical ring-shaped
weapon, and that weapon protects the devotees from demons.
The Transcendent one is infinite, inaccessible. Lord Shiv,
sage Sanak etc., could not realise the grandeur of God. Then
how can I, a poor man, perceive Him?
The man, who continuously remembers the God, nobody
can ever harm him, says Ravidass. 


SHABAD-134
(Raag Kanrra - Dopaad)
BHAGAT NA HOYI RE NA HOYI, JAB LAG TAN SUDH NA HOYI. BHAGAT NAHIN NACHAI AUR
GAVAI, BHAGAT NA BHU TAPH KINAHA. BHAGAT NAHIN SWAMI AUR SEBUG, JAB LAG
PARAM TAT NAHIN CHEENHA. BHAGAT NA GIAN JOG BAIRAGAI, BHAGAT NA KAHAIN
KAHAVAI. BHAGAT NA SUN MANNDAL GHAR SODHAI, BHAGAT NA KACHU DIKHAVAIN.
JAHAN JAHAN JAAYE TAHAN TAHAN BANDHAN, TRIVIDH TAP NA JAAYI| KAHAI RAVIDASS
TABAI SACH PAVAI, AAPA ULAT SAMAYI ||
O brother! So far the body of a person is not pure; he
cannot meditate upon God. Neither singing nor dancing is
worship. Undergoing intense austerities is not worship.
The worship is not to serve as a master or as a disciple.
The real worship is to know the Ultimate Reality. The worship
is not only to talk about divine and spiritual knowledge, or
asceticism or renunciation or non-attachment. The worship is
also not to fabricate stories. After attaining a state of mind
without feeling and thought thus reform oneself is not worship.
It is also not to exhibit miracles.
By adopting these methods of worship, wherever you go
or wander the bondage will tie you tightly and you will not be
able to save yourself from the three mythical hardships and
troubles. Such worship will also be helpless to eradicate these
sufferings.
Ravidass says when a devotee absorbs his soul with the
Ultimate Reality, only then he achieves the true God. 


SHABAD-135
(Raag Kanrra - Dopaad)
RE PAYEO RE RAM AAMI RAS ||TEK|| RAS JINI MAGAN HAIV RAHIYA, RARANKAR RASHAI NIT
RASNA. EIHU RAS PEEB RAM RAS BURROU, AAPU MAGAN REH HAIV DIN RAINA. LOK RAS
LAAG VISHAI VISH DEHI, BHNORAM BHOJAL NAHIN BAHNA. ABH ANTAR BHAJO NIJ AVIGAT,
EH UPAYE ANTAR BHO TARNA. CHINTAMANN LAL HATHAI JAI CHARRIYEH, HUVO UJAM
TIMIR NAHI REHNA. BHAJAI RAVIDASS RAM NIT RASNA, DULABH JANAM BIRTH NAHIN
GAWNA ||
O brother! I have attained the nectar of God’s name. Now
I want to recite the holy name of God and do not like to look
for any other syrup.
I want to take this supreme elixir day & night and want to
absorb myself in the name of God.
O mind, till now you remain engrossed in the worldly
extracts, due to this you have spent your life in sexual enjoyment
and evil deeds which have turned your body into poison,
therefore, you cannot swim the sea of existence.
If you want to swim across the sea of existence, then you
recite the name of Almighty in your inner-self. This is the only
way left for you.
O mind! If you recite the holy name of God, then you
will achieve the miraculous gem.
Therefore, Ravidass says, O man! Remember the name
of God so that your rare birth does not go waste. 


SHABAD-136
(Raag Kanrra - Dopaad)
DEKH MURKHTA TEHU MANN KI. RAM NAM KO CHADH ADHARO, GAH OTH CHUD TRIN KI
||TEK|| ABH ANTAR RAM NEH JANIYO, CHANHU DHUR BAN BAN KI. JA DIN EH HANSA UR
JAYI HAI, CHOR THATHARIA TAN KI. DHANU DARA MAH RAHHU LAPTANO, APHU NEH SUDH
VA CHAN KI. JAN RAVIDASS TIAGI JAG AASAA, LAHHU OTH HAR CHARNAN KI ||
O brother! See the foolishness of your mind, who after
renouncing the holy name of God, is seeking refuge in other
small demi-gods.
You are wandering hither and thither in order to find the
God, who is residing in yourself.
One day your soul will take off from your body like a
swan from the nest. People remain busy with wealth and women
and they have forgotten the day of death.
Ravidass says, everybody, after renouncing the false wishes
should take refuge in the lotus feet of God. 


SHABAD-137
(Aarti)
AARTI KAHAN LAIN KAR JOVAI. SEWAK DAS ACHAMBO HOVAI || TEK|| BAWAN KANCHAN
DEEP DHRAVAI. JARRH BAIRAG RE DRISTH NA AVAI. KOT BHANU JAKI SOBHA ROMAI. KAHAN
AARTI AGNI HOMAI. PAANCH TAT YEAH TIRGUNI MAYA. JO DEKHAI SO SAKAL UPAYA. KAHAI
RAVIDASS DEKHA HUM MAHIN SAKAL JOT ROM SUM NAHIN ||
O God! How long shall I go on watching such Aarti (prayer)
which is based on rituals? Your servant Ravidass is performing
a different kind of Aarti which is entirely unique and natural.
A devotee may get manufactured 52 lamps of gold and
adopts a life of non-attachment; even then he cannot have a
glimpse of God.
Millions of suns are engaged in glorifying Him, and then
what is the use of lighting such lamps and burning incense
before Him.
He has created this world with five elements, such aswater,
air, fire, earth and sky. The Maya has three characteristics
i.e. virtuous trait, evil and passion. The whole universe is a
creation of His maya.
Ravidass says, I have seen the God in my inner-self.
The light of the lamps lighted by the whole world is dim
than the light of one small hair of the God’s body. 


SHABAD-138
(Aarti)
SANT UTRAI AARTI DEV SIROMNIYEH. UR ANTAR TAHAN PAIS BIN RASNA BHNIYE ||TEK||
MANSA MANDIR MAHIN DHUP DHUPIYEH. PREM PREET KI MAL RAM CHARRIYEH. CHOUN
DISI DIBLA BAAL JAGMAG HAIV RAHIYO RE. JOT JOT SUM JOT JOT MIL RAHIYO RE. TAN
MANN AATAM BAAR SADA HAR GAYEAH. BHANAT JAN RAVIDASS TUM SARNA AAYEAH ||
Saints are involved in performing Aarti, a ritual prayer, to
the supreme God. The abode of that God is the mind of a
man. Therefore, one should remember the name of God from
his inner-self.
You should burn the incense and offer garland of your
true love in that temple which is situated in your mind.
The lamp of God’s name is burning brightly in all the four
directions and making the whole universe resplendent. The soul
is the integral part of God. O man! After offering your mind and
body to the feet of God you should sing the songs in praise of
Him. Ravidass says, O God! I have taken refuge in you. 


SHABAD-139
(Aarti)
GAGAN MANDAL MAIN AARTI KIJAI NAAD BIND EIKAI MEK KARIJAI. SUSMANN IND AMRIT
KUMBH DHRAVAI MANSA MALA PHOOL CHARRAVAI. GHEEV AKHANDA SOHAI BAATI TRIKUTI
JOT JALAI DIN RAATI. PAWAN SADHNA THAAL SAJIJAI TAMAI CHOMUKH MANN DHAR
LIJAI. RAV SAS HAATH GAHOU TINH MAHIN KHIN DAHINAI KHIN BAMAIN LAHIN. SEHAS
KANWAL SIGHASAN RAJAI ANHAD JHANJAN NIT HI BAJAI. EHUN BIDH AARTI SANCHI SEWA
PARAM PURIKH ALKH ABHEVA. KAHAI RAVIDASS GURDEV BATAVAI AISI AARTI PAR
LANGHAVAI ||
The Aarti of the supreme God may be performed in the
celestial region with such a glorious and magnificent style so
that the sound of the conch of God and the sound of the
breath of His creation absorb in each other.
The pitcher of nectar is lying in the middle of your
forehead, where all the three wind passages meet. One should
offer the garland of desires to Him.
You control the wind with the power of your meditation
and then place it in a decorated plate of Aarti. Then place the
four cornered lamp of mind in the plate. The lamp in which
the four wicks of ghee are burning uninterruptedly, like this
you prepare the decorative plate for performing Aarti. The
sun and the moon hold this plate in their hands and rotate the
plate right wards and left wards in front of the supreme God,
who is seated on a marvellous throne prepared with millions
of lotus flowers. The mystic sound of music is continuously
listening there.
The Aarti performed in this unique style is the only true
worship of the Lord, who is invisible and indistinguishable.
Ravidass says, such magnificent Aarti helps the devotee to
swim across the ocean of existence. 


SHABAD-140
(Aarti)
AARTI KARAT HARSHAI MANN MERO AAWAT CHIT TUV ROOP GHNERO ||TEK|| AJAR AMAR
ADOL ABHAIS NIRGUN RAHIT ROOP NEH REKHA. CHETAN SAT CHIT GHAN ANANDA
NIRVIKAR TEJ AMIT ABHEDA. ANUBH AJNAMA SARABGAY ANANTA ABHED ADAISH AVGAT
SUCHANDA. NAM KI BATI GHEEV AKHANDA EIK HI JOT JALAI BREHMANDA. ANAT BAR TOH
DHIYAN LAGAWA MUN JAN PAI PAR NEH PAWA. MANN BACH KARAM RAVIDASS DHIAWA
GHANTA JHALAR MANEH BAJAWAN ||
O God! While performing Aarti in front of You, I feel
happy. Your different shapes appear before me. You are stable
and do not become old. You are immortal and formless. You
are without attributes and do not put on any distinctive dress.
You are alert, conscious and intellect. You are pure, faultless
and sinless.
The God is unique, unborn and knows about everything.
He stays away from jealousy and enmity. He is independent
and free to do any thing, therefore, nobody knows about His
movements.
Ravidass says, in order to perform true Aarti, the wick of
the holy name of God and ghee of His name has been poured
in the lamp. Therefore, the lamp of God’s name is lighting day
and night.
Sages and saints have tried to concentrate upon
God’s name, but they cannot know the farthest limits of
His holy name.
Ravidass says, I meditate on God in my mind, in my speech
and in my deeds. Therefore, the celestial sound resounds in
my mind.




PADAI-1
SOHANG OAUNKAR NIRVIKAR AANAAD, AKHAND DHYAN SAROOP. AJAR AMAR AAD
KARNA, PURASH ATAL ANOOP. KIRPA KARTAI DAYAL JI, KATAI BANDHAN KAROOP. SAHIB
BAKHSHISH SAT SUN, DAS KAR NIJ ROOP. SACH NAM KO SIMAR KAR, JEEV BHAYE TAT ROOP.
RAVIDASS KAHAI BHAJ NAM KO, PAVAI SHUDH SAVROOP ||
The only one and one God is eternal and formless. One
should meditate on Him continuously. He is immortal and
extraordinary. He is compassionate. Due to His kindness all
ugly bondages are clipped. O mind! You listen carefully the
boons and blessings of the true God. The man, after
remembering the name of God is absorbed in Him. Ravidass
says a man, who meditates on God, his soul becomes pure. 


PADAI-2
GUR KI MURAT MANN VIKHAI, DHARO SO HUM DAM DHAYAN.NAM DAN ISHNAN KAR
DWARE, PAVAI MAAN. MANTAR JAP GUR HIRDAYE MAIN, MILAI SO NICHCHAL GAYAN.
BHUKH PIAS NA UTRAI, NAM BINA BHAGWAN. SATGUR SO NAHIN PAVYE, JO DIL MAHAI
SUAAN. MANN SACHA KIT BIDH BHAYO, KAR HAI KIYA BIAAN. JHOOTHA PALAN PAALTAI,
KAHO KAISAI KALIAAN. AAGIYA GUR KI CHIT DHAR, KAHAI RAVIDASS BIKHAN ||
After assuming the name of your Guru in your mind, you
meditate on God. He, who after taking bath, recites the holy
name of God, he is honoured at His court. Remember the
name of God and acquire knowledge. A man becomes fully
satisfied when he repeats the name of God. He cannot achieve
God whose mind is not fully absorbed in Him. How mind
becomes true? How you describe it? If you rely upon false
things then you will not get His blessings. Ravidass says, obey
the orders of Guru. 


PADAI-3
KAR EIKAGAR BARIT KO, SIMRAI NIT KARTAR. SAHIB KI SAB REET KA, KAUN KATHAI WISTAR.
TIS KI KUDRAT AT BARRI, JANAI KAUN VICHAR. SADGUN NIT HIRDAI BASAIN, MILSI THOR
AAPAR. GUR KI LAKHO DIYALATA, SATGUR KIYON PASAAR. KAHAI RAVIDASS BHAGWAN NE
DAS DIYAI JAG TAR ||
You recite the name of Creator with full concentration of
mind. No one can explain His greatness. Nobody knows about
His vast expansion. Only virtuous man can swim across the
ocean of existence. Elaborate the kindness of Guru. The God
has assumed gigantic appearance. The supreme and true God
has created and expanded this universe. Ravidass says, the
God has taken His devotees across the river of existence. 


PADAI-4
PRATHMAI SAT SAVROOP THA, VEH ABINASHI AAP. MADYAI VIAPAK HO RAHA, TIS KO TU
MANN JAP. ANT SAMAYE BHI RAHOGAI, NIRANKAR PARTAP. MANN BANI KAR KAI BHJAI,
MUCHIT KIL VISH PAP. DATA KARTA AAP HAI, DHARAT AAKASH VIAAP. MAHIMA BAHUT
BEANT HAI, SATGUR TAI HOI THAP. SOHANG NAM KI DHUN LAGGI, DIL KE ANDAR AAP.
KAHAI RAVIDASS VICHAR KE, JANO GUR PARTAP ||
The true God was present in the primal age. He is eternal.
You recite His name Who was present in the medieval age.
The formless God will also prevail in the end of this world.
Remember Him in the mind. He provides protection from sinful
deeds. The giver is the Creator, who is omnipresent. His
grandeur is infinite only. He can establish such greatness. With
every beat of my heart, I am reciting the name of God. Ravidass
says, after careful thought, that by the grace of Guru you
achieve the God, who is true. 


PADAI-5
JAAP JAPO TUM NAM KA, KAR SATGUR KI SEV. GAWAT HIRDAI NAM KE, BUJHAT NIJ GURDEV.
NAM SATYEH SANSAR MAIN, PDARATH JOOTH SA NEV. DUBDHA ANTAR KI TAJAY, NIT SATGUR
KAREV. AACHAR DHARO GUR REET KAI, MANGAL NITYEH VADHEV. KAHAI RAVIDASS VICHAR
KE, SAHIB DEVAN DEV||
You recite the name of God and perform service to Him.
The heart is singing songs in the praise of God. This is known
to the true Guru. Only the name of God is true all other things
are untrue. The company of virtuous and holy persons helps
in renouncing the doubts and uncertainty of the mind. Follow
the righteous path shown by the true Guru, which will bring
happiness. Ravidass says, after considering all aspects that God
is the only one in the universe, who has the quality to bestow. 


PADAI-6
ANTAR KAR GAVAI SADA, HIRDYEH KAR BHARPOOR. KHOTAI KARAM TAYAGASI, PAP BHAYEH
SAB DOOR . KAAG ROOP TAJJ HANS HO, VIKAR NA KARHO BHOOR. DEV DEH TUJH KO DAYI,
PARTAKSH JAAN JARUR. KATHNA KATHAI NA HAR MILAI, PAVAI KHOJAN NOOR. KAHAI
RAVIDASS VICHAR KE, RAHO BHAWAN HAJOOR ||
The man, who sings songs in the praise of God from his
inner-self, all his impure and sinful acts will be washed away.
O man! Renounce the demerits of a crow and acquire the
qualities of a swan and demit all immoral acts. You are given
the body of a deity, you should know this truth. You cannot
attain the God by talking only, but you can achieve the supreme
flame by exploring the truth. After full consideration, says
Ravidass, O man! You recite the name of God and reside in
His abode. 


PADAI-7
DEVAN WALA DET HAI, TIS KI KAR MANN AAS. SARAV YUGI PRAT PALIYA, TERI MITI NA
KHAHAS. ANTARYAMI JANTA, LEKHAI SAS GARAS. AAGYA GUR KI CHIT DHAR, SADHAN KO
RAKH PAAS. BAKHSHAN HARA BAKHSHASI, PRABHU KA HOI DAS. BHASHAN KAR GUR
NAM KO, ANTAR RAKH PIAAS. AMRIT VELA NAM SAT, CHAR YUGON MAIN BHAAS. SAT
SANTOSH DHARAN DHARO, KEHAT BHAYE RAVIDASS ||
God is the giver; therefore, O man! Have faith in Him.
He nourishes all. He possesses the faculty of knowing others’
thoughts. You obey the orders of Guru and meditate on Him.
He is the pardoner and will forgive your errors if you become
His disciple. You talk about the name of God but keep an
eager desire to achieve Him. In the ambrosial hour, you recite
the true name of God. The omnipresent God is the Master of
all four ages. Ravidass says, O man! You adopt the true name
of God and assume satisfaction.


PADAI-8
TAN, MANN DHAN ARPAN KARO, BANI JAP HAR MEET. SAT SANGAT KAR SANT KI, DUSHAT
TIAGO REET. SWAAS SWAAS SIMRAN KARO, JANAM AMOLAK JEET. SOHANG NAM KAI
BHAJAN SE, DOOR HOYE BHRAM BHEET. TUNHI, TUNHI RATTA RAHAI, AUR NA LAVAI CHEET.
MAAN PAYE JIN SEWIYA, PRABH SO PAAYE PREET. NAM NISHAN PRAPTAI, JO GAWAT HAR
KE GEET. RAVIDASS KAHAI SATSANG MAIN, AVYAI PAD SATGUR DEET ||
You offer your body, mind and wealth to the holy feet of
God and then recite His name. You renounce the evil rituals
and enjoy the pious company of holy saints. Remember the
name of God with your every breath and conquer your precious
birth. Worship the name of God so that erroneous belief may
disappear. Repeat the name of God.
You are, O God! You are, O God!! There is nothing
without you, O God! O man! Do not allow your mind to
wander. He becomes honourable who recites Your name, O
God. Their names are known to the worlds, who have sung
the songs in Your praise. Ravidass says, in the congregation,
the true Guru bestows honourable ranks to His devotees. 


PADAI-9
GURMUKH SETI PREET RAKH, KUKARAM SE MANN BAND. SAT GOVIND GOPAL GUR, AUR
AAWAN JAAN SANBANDH. ANDHER MACHYO SARAB JAGAT MAIN, PARKASH BIN GUR
CHAND. NITYEH PARRAN GURMUKH SAT, JAANAT BHAYE SARAB SAND. GUR HI DHARAI
ROOP SAB, KHELAI KHEL AANAND. JAN RAVIDASS PUKARTAI, JAPO OANG KAR BAND ||
Keep attachment with devout persons and refrain from
evil actions. Have strong affinity with the true Lord of the
earth. Without the light of the Guru’s moon, there is horrible
darkness in the whole world. The virtuous one reads only the
true lesson daily. The pious Guru adopts different forms and
plays the game of bliss. Ravidass says loudly, O man! You
recite the holy name of God. 


PADAI-10
SARAB HI SAHIB EIK HAI, DUSAR KAUN KAHAYE. MUKAT NA PAVAI BHAJN BIN, JO UTTAM
AAP SADAYE. THAKAR NADAR NA AAVHI, KABHU NA LEKHAI LAYI. JO CHAHAI KALIYAN KO,
SATGUR LAYE MANAYAI. GUNWANTAYAN SANG GUN VASAI, JO TU DHYAAN LAGAYE.
RAVIDASS KAHAI SANSAR MAIN BOHUR NA JANMAIN DHAYE ||
The God of the whole universe is only one. There is no
other than Him. One may call himself superior, but he cannot
attain salvation without remembering His name. He is invisible.
If you need your welfare, then you must meditate on God so
that He may help you. If you explore the truth, you will find
that virtuous deeds rest with the virtuous persons. Such virtuous
people do not take birth again and again, says Ravidass. 


PADAI-11
NAM DHIAWAI DEV MUN, KARTA PURASH AAGUM. SEES DAAN KAR HAR MILAI, TU NA JAN
SEHUM. THAKAR SADA SAMEEP HAI, TIS BIN NEHFAL AUR. GUR GOPAL DHIYAYA TU, MANN
AAPNA KAR BHOR. BANDHAN KAUN CHURRAWASI, KIYEAH BINA MANN DHARM. KATAI
GOBIND JANAM, MARAN, DOOR HOYAI SABH BHARAM. SAHIB DEEN DIYAL SADA, SOYI
MANNO PUKAR. KAHAI RAVIDASS PREET HAR, MANN MAIN RAKH VICHAR ||
The Creator is sorrow-less and inaccessible, the deities
and sages recite His name. If you attain the God after sacrificing
your head, then it will not be a deal of loss. The God is very
close to your heart, without Him, everything is fruitless. You
meditate on God; your mind is like a flower-sucking bumblebee.
Who will liberate you from bondages without performing
good deed? Only God can save you from the cycle of birth
and death. He can dispel illusion. You pray to God in your
mind, who is compassionate and cherisher of the poor and the
meek. Ravidass says, O man! You meditate on God and love
Him with true devotion. 


PADAI-12
TIS JAIVAD DATA NAHI KO, GUR APRAMPAR SOYI. GUR BIN SURAT NA SATYA HAI, BHARAM
THAKAI SAB LOAI. DEV NATH AUR SIDH, SARAB GUR MANAI TE HOYAI. DHARTI VAYOM
VICHARYAN, TIS TAI BHIN NA KOYAI. PATAAL PURI JAYKAR DHUN, KACH MACH BHI JOYAI.
DANA, DATA, SHEELWANT, UPKARI JAG HOYAI. INDER, BRHAMAN, MAHESH GAN, PAWAN
BASANTAR TOYAI. YEH SAB BAPURAI KEET SUM, LAKHAI NA SAHIB JOYAI. KAHAI RAVIDASS
PUKAR KAR, BHARAM BHEET MANN KHOYAI ||
There is no generous benefactor like God, who is infinite.
A man cannot understand the truth without the help and
guidance of Guru. After knowing the truth all doubts come to
an end. The demi-gods, angels and divine sages have accepted
the role of Guru. After full thought the mother earth has
reached the conclusion that there is no one except Him. The
melodious sound of songs in His praise resounds in the nether
world. Fish and tortoises are sailing in the same boat. The
whole world becomes generous, wise, well-behaved and
benevolent. The Lord of rain, the Lord of creation, the Lord
of earth, fire and wind are all His creations. All are like insects
if they do not meditate on God. Ravidass says loudly, the
illusion will be removed from the mind if you worship God. 


PADAI-13
ATH SATH TIRATH PUN, PHAL, HOWAT JO SACH JAAG. DHIYAN DHARO PRABHU BHAJAN
MAIN, TO HOVAI BADH BHAG. MANN KA MANKA PHER LAYE, VIRTI KA KAR TAG. SHARWAN
KAR KAI HI BHAYO, EH JAG SAGRO BAAG. SAHIB KE SATSANG MAIN, RAHO MANN SAD HI
LAG. JAN RAVIDASS SOHANG GUN BHAJ MANN MAT APNI TIAAG ||
O man! You consider it a meritorious action to go to sixtyeight
places of pilgrimage. But if you want to become
prosperous, then sing songs in praise of God, with full
concentration. You meditate upon God as a devotee and recite
His name with every bead of string and with every breath.
You listen to the name of God with full intention, with
inclination and attend the congregation of the holy persons.
Only then your mind will be absorbed in the meditation.
Ravidass says, O man! You recite the holy name of God and
renounce pride from your mind. 


PADAI-14
GUNO KA HOVAI SAGRA, DHIAYEH NIRANJAN NAM. NAM GUR KA VOHITHA, TERE AAVAI
KAM. KARTA CHIT NA AAVHI, BHOOL GIYAN TU NAAM. PRABHU KA SIMRAN CHODH KE,
KHOTAI KARTA KAM. AUGUN TERE DOOR HO, PAR TU GUR KI SHAM. AATH PAIHAR
BHAGWAN BHAJ, NIKAT NA AWAI JAAM. SWAAS SWAAS MANN BHAJAN KARO, SIMRO SRI
GUR NAAM. RAVIDASS KAHAI GUR SHARAN MAIN, PAVAI SUKH VISHRAM ||
You recite the name of spotless God, who is the ocean of
excellence. The name of Guru will provide help to you. But
you have forgotten the name of God and you do not recite the
name of Creator in your mind. You are engaged in the sinful
deeds after forgetting the name of God. You take refuge in the
feet of Guru, and then your demerits and sins will be
eradicated. You recite the name of God every moment, and
then the god of death will not touch you. You remember the
name of God with every incoming and outgoing breath.
Ravidass says, after taking asylum in the feet of Guru, you
will attain salvation. 


PADAI-15
GURDEV DOVARAI TERA MAAN HO, NIDHYASAN KARAI NIHAAL. JAHAN BAITHAI TAHAN
SOBH HO, KABHU NA HOYE BIHAL. GURMUKH KI REET DHARO, GURMUKH KI CHALO
CHAL. EIK DHAYANA IK MAIN, KAR TU YEH SAMBHAL. KAARAN KARTAI AANT NA, TIS KI
PREET NIHAL. PURA SATGUR MILAT HAI, PRAPAT HOVAI GHAAL. VASTU NAAM PRAPTAI,
HRIDEH KAR LAI THAL. SHOBHA PAVAI DEH MAIN, KAHAIN RAVIDASS VISHAL ||
If you recite the name of God, then you will be honoured
at the Guru’s abode and you will be happy to receive the
spiritual powers. Everywhere, you enjoy good reputation and
there will be no cause of unhappiness. Be a pious one and live
like a devout. Meditate on God. He is infinite and endless. His
affection is also pleasurable. After attaining the true God, all
your intense efforts will bear fruit. You make your mind a plate
in order to receive the name of God. Ravidass says, the name
of God will provide you intense happiness and pleasure. 


PADAI-16
KUDRAT KAUN VICHAR HAI, KOI NA JANAI BHAIT. SARABH HI SHAKTIMANN GUR, BHULAI
MANN LAYE CHET. GUR BIN AAD VIYAD MAIN, TENO TAP JARAIT. GUR GOBIND PARTAP SAI,
HOT JAT SARAV SAIT. NAM LEEYEAH AGH JAYENGAI, PAPAN MOOL HARAIT. JAN RAVIDASS
ADHEEN HO, KARO SWAMI HAIT ||
No one knows the secret of Nature. Guru is omnipotent.
O misguided man! Recite the name of omnipresent God.
Without the guidance of the true Guru, you are suffering. Due
to the kind help of Guru and Lord of the earth all difficulties
and bondages will be removed. All your sins will come to an
end by repeating the name of God. Ravidass says, you recite
and love the name of Supreme one with full devotion. 


PADAI-17
TIS BIN DUSAR AVAR NA, NIRANKAR KO DEKH. AMAR, AJAR BHARPOOR GUR, GHAT GHAT
MAAHAN SULEKH. NIRANKAR SAD SADIV SOYE, SAHIB SARAV VISHESH. SHARDHA SAI
PRITAM MILAI, PAWAT SARAV HI BHEKH. TAP TAPAI MANN MAR KE, HOT JAAT HAI SHEEV.
UDAAS RAHAI SANSAR MAIN, BAHU BIANT HI JEEV. AATAM DER BASAYA, HRIDEH MAIN KAR
VAAS. JAG MAIN AAYAN SUFAL HAI, KAHAT BHAYO RAVIDASS ||
There is no one else in the world other than the formless
God. This immortal, complete and comprehensive one is
omnipresent. The formless one is supreme and unique. A man
can achieve Him with devotion. By achieving Him, all doubts
of a devotee shall dispel. By controlling his mind if a man
meditates on God, then he becomes a blessed one. The
boundless mind remains sad in the world. When you feel the
God in your heart only then you can become successful in the
world, says Ravidass. 


PADAI-18
NAM DHANI KA SAT SADA, GURDEV RAKH MANN ||TEK || ANTAR DHARIN DHYAAN TU,
BRITI KO KAR IK. ANT KARAN SUDHAR KE, SOHANG MANN KARO PATH. SATGUR KI DARGAH
MAIN, SUNDER HOVAI THATH. GUR KI KIYA UPMA KATHO, ADBHUT LEELA REET. PREM
BICHORA NA JARAI, MEEN SAMANN HAI PREET. OAN OAN DHIYAN DHAR, SOHANG BHAID
VICHAR. TAT ROOP HOYE JANMANAN, KAHE RAVIDASS AACHAR ||
The name of the God of wealth is true. It is true
everywhere. Have faith in Guru. Meditate on Him with full
concentration. After making your inner-self pure, recite His
name. The divine court of the true Guru has a unique grandeur.
How shall I praise the Guru? His performance is wonderful.
My affection with God is so deep that I cannot endure the
pang of His separation like a fish without water. You meditate
on God and think about His mysteries. Ravidass says, the five
elements are essential, natural substance for taking birth. O
man! Meditate on God, who is the creator of all. 


PADAI-19
DURMAT KA TIAGAN KARO, LAIHO GURMAT KHOJ. KHOTAN KI SANGAT TAJO, KIYOUN SIR
PAR UTHAYO BOJ. GUR SHARAN MAIN MANN LAGAI, CHUTAI MAYA BANDH. AAGAI MUSHKIL
NA BANAI, HOYE NAAM SANBANDH. JHOOTH BOL, JHOTHA BANAI, JOOTH TIAGO GAIL.
JAN RAVIDASS VICHARYA, GALI, GALI KAR SAIL ||
O man! Renounce your wickedness and discover the
principal teachings of Guru. Give up the company of deceitful
persons. Why are you picking up the load of your misdeeds on
your head? You will be free from the bondages of wealth, if
you take refuge in the feet of Guru. If you connect your soul
with the name of God, then all your difficulties will be solved.
A man who speaks lie will be called a liar. Therefore, you desert
the lie. Ravidass says, after becoming a true and virtuous man,
you can go and wander anywhere in the city of Begampura. 


PADAI-20
BHAGWAN AATAM DEV KA, KARO MANN APNAI JAAP. NAAM BADHAYI MANNAN KAR, SAB
TAPAN SIR TAP. GAT REET NA KEH SAKO, JO MANAI GUR VAAK. KAGAJ MILAI NA PREM KO,
KALAM LIKHAI NAHI SAKH. BAITH VICHARO MANN VIKHAI, SATGUR DHIYAN LAGAYE.
SANGAT KA PHAL PAAV HAI, PAP NARANCHAK LAAYE. BANI ROT GUR, GUR SADA, ANTAR
LAYE SUKH BHAS. MARANG PAWAT LABH HO, KAHAT SATYA RAVIDASS ||
O man! Worship that God in your mind, who is Lord of
your inner-self. Think about the greatness and power of God.
According to the Guru’s preaching, no one can explain the
greatness of God. No such paper is made so far on which the
affection of God can be written and no such pen is made
which can write the reputation and credibility of the God.
While sitting in meditation, you concentrate upon the true
Guru. The holy hymns of the true Guru always provide
happiness. Ravidass says, by adopting the way of mediation
one attains the true profit. 


PADAI-21
JIBHA KAANTI MANN KARO, SAAN CHARRAVO TEJ. SACH KHAND MAIN JA MILAI, SATGUR
DEVAI BHAIJ. DHARAM SAATH SAMBANDH JO, KUL TARAN KI CHAL. PRAAT KAMAYE AAPNI,
PAYEH MUSHAKAT GHAL. MUKAT DAWARA PAV HAIN CHINTAN NAAM HAMESH. GUR
SEVAK KI REET LAKH SATGUR JAN NARESH. JON, JON BHARMAT NAHIN, MANNAN KE SANG
SAATH. JAN RAVIDASS PUKAR TAI, SAHIB KINI DAAT ||
Do not utter harsh words from your tongue. If you put
the words on grind-stone, it will sharpen the words. The true
Guru possesses the miraculous power to send you to the abode
of God. He, who keeps relations with the God, can swim across
the ocean of existence. The honest earning is due to rigorous
and intense efforts. He, who meditates on the name of God
regularly, will attain salvation. In the traditional concept of
spiritual Guru and disciple, the Guru is the supreme God.
Those persons, who have not been misled by wealth, are
performing meditation. Ravidass says, this is happening by the
grace of God. 


PADAI-22
VIRAG VIVEK TATIKHASHA, SUM DUM AAD LAI KHOJ. MOMOKHASH BAN SATSANG MAIN,
LEH PARMATAM MOJ. TAT TAVN SADHAN BHANAI, MUNIVAR MAT SUDHIR. KATHNAI MATAR
NA MILAI, SODHAN KARO SARIR. MANN INDRIYA MALKAR BHRAI, TATAV MASI KAHAI AAP.
ANTSHKARAN BHI SHUDH NAHIN, LAGAT SARAV HI PAP. PAPI KARAM KAMAVNA, SO
SATSANG MAIN NAS. KAL KAI DOSH SAB DOOR HO, KATHAN KARAI RAVIDASS ||
O mind! Adopt renunciation, reasoning, endurance and
equality as a way of life and search the God in the company of
holy and spiritual saints. Your mind and other sense organs
have become impure. Your inner-most cell is also not pure
and you have committed sins. But in the company of holy
saints, these sins will come to an end. Ravidass says, in the
company of pious saints, all sins, faults, blames of the Kalyug
will be eradicated. 


PADAI-23
APNA BEEJ TU AAP HI, KHAWAT HAI BAHU BAR. TERA HI TUHJAI SOUNPATA, VEH DATA
KARTAR. JO GUR SHARNI PARAT HAI,TIL BHAR BHI BAIANT. SHOBHA PAVAI LOK MAIN,
KAHIAT MUNI JAN SANT. NARKAN KE ADHIKAR KO, SHEEGHAR MANN DAI TAYAG. BHAJAN
KARO BHAGWAN KA, MILAI RAVIDASS BAIRAG ||
O man! What you have sown, you shall have to reap. The
Creator is returning you the fruit of what you have sown earlier.
The man who takes refuge in the holy feet of infinite Guru
will get praise in the world according to the saints and sages.
Discard your sins, so that you can save yourself from the hell.
Ravidass says, sing songs in the praise of God and repeat the
name of God so that you may adopt renunciation. 


PADAI-24
GUN AAVAI, GUN UCHARAI, GUN MAIN RAHAI SAMAYE. GOVIND GURU, GOPAL GURU,
KARTA PURASH BASAYE. BHAGWAN BHJAN MAIN SUKH SADA, HOR HAI SUKH NA KAYE.
KAR VISHWASH MANN APNAI, SATGUR CHARNI DHAYE. SAT SUNDER ATT, AGAM APARA.
KHEL SAHIB KA, SABH SE NIARA. NIRMAL AATAM SAVROOP, LAKH SAREER HOYE PAVEET.
SACH KHAND MAIN JA BASAI, KAHAIN RAVIDASS TU MEET ||
A virtuous soul always remembers and recites the virtuous
name of God and takes refuge in Him. Lord of the earth is
Guru, who nourishes the world. The Creator of the universe
is fully absorbed in every atom. There is no comfort and
happiness other than remembering the name of God. Have
faith in yourself and take refuge in the feet of God. The true
Lord is very beautiful, boundless and inaccessible. His game is
unique and distinct. Whose soul is pure, body clean and sacred,
only he will attain salvation, says Ravidass. 


PADAI-25
NARAYAN RANG KARAI JAG, DHARAI ROOP AJAIB. DEEN DIYAL KIRPAL PRABHU, DHAN
SIRJANHAR SUSAHIB. SUN, SUN KAI UPMA BHNAI, KAVI GRANTH KURAN. KAJI, MULLA
KAHIAT HAI. AP APNI SABH MAAN. BHESH, PANTH, YOGI, YATI, LAKHAI NA SO ANJAN. AAP
HO UTPAT PARPANCH KAR, AAP KARAT BHAI HAAN. GHARRI MAHURAT JAANTAI, VEH
APRANPAR DEV. DEV, DANUJ, MANNUSH SABHI, LAGAI TIS KI SEV. AMAR PAHCHANAI
GURU KA , SO DAS JANAI NIJ BHEV. JAN RAVIDASS VICHARYAN, SUKH PAWAT NIT SEV ||
The God has created this universe, with so many colours.
He Himself has adopted various shapes. He is the cherisher
of the poor, most gracious and creator of the world. His
greatness has been described in the holy-books, such as Quran
etc. The Qazi and Mulla describe the God in their own style.
Yogis, who are away from truth, know nothing about Him. The
God is the creator of all human beings and He is also the
destroyer. The boundless God knows about the auspicious and
inauspicious time. All deities, demons and devotees are engaged
in serving the God. The devotee, who discovers ambrosia in
the preaching of his true Guru, can know about his inner-self.
The eternal happiness can only be achieved by serving the
God, says Ravidass, after full consideration.


PADAI-26
NAM DHIAVAI SIDH BHAYE, JAPAN JAPO BAHU BAR. SATGUR KE SANG LAAG KAR, LOHA
HOVAI PAR. GUR GOPAL JAHAJ JUG, GUR MANNSA PURAN HAR. SAHIB KI UPMA BHANO,
MUKH SE LAKH LAKH VAR. MITTER TERA AUR NAHIN KO, TU DEKHI NADAR PASAR. NADRI
NADAR SUDHAR MANN, KAHAIN RAVIDASS VICHAR ||
He, who recites the name of God, becomes a divine sage;
therefore, everyone should remember His name. After having
attachment with God, the iron can swim across the river. The
cherisher Lord is just like a ship of the age. He fulfils the wishes
of his devotees and takes them across the ocean of existence.
He should sing songs in the praise of God for million times. O
friend! If you explore the world, then you will find that the God
is your best friend. After full consideration, Ravidass says, with
the divine grace and blessing of the God, the mind of a devotee
becomes pure and he absorbs himself in the God. 


PADAI-27
VARNAN KAR KE KO KAHAI, JAG PALAK PARSHANS. ANTAR KARO MILAP GURU, SAB GUN KI
BASAI BANS. SATGUR KAI UPDESH KAR, NIRMAL HOVAI HANS. SATGUR DATA AT BARRA,
BRAHAM JANIAI ANS. AISA NAM NIRANJANI, ANTAR LAYE BASAYE. HATH JORR USTAT KARO,
GUR RAKHAI SAT BHAYE. BARHAM VAKTA, BHRAM SOTRI, BHRAM NISTHA GURU ASANS.
SATGUR SANG PIAR KAR, KAHAI RAVIDASS BADHHANS ||
O man! Who can describe the qualities of God, who
nourishes the world? Guru possesses the miraculous qualities
to introduce the soul to the God. By listening to the sermons
of Guru, the soul becomes pure like a swan. The true God is
great and powerful. Due to the kindness of Guru, the soul
feels that she is the integral part of the God. The man should
imbibe the name of flawless God in his mind. Therefore, a
man with folded hands should sing the holy hymns in praise of
his Guru, who is the only supreme one to tell him about the
Ultimate Reality. Guru knows the origin of God and has firm
faith in Him. Ravidass says, O man! Love your Lord whole
heartedly and with full devotion only then you will experience
the eternal bliss like a supreme swan. 


PADAI-28
DATA SABH GUN BARRA HAI, KIRAT NA MAITAI KOI. SAMUNDAR SAGAR SE JI TARAI, KIRPA
KARTA SOI. VED KAHTAHI, SHASTAR KATHAI, TIS BIN AWAR NA KOI. NA HUAN, NA HOYEGA,
JANAT HAI JAG LOYE. NAAM JAPO TIS DHANI KA, MAAT GARABH NEH POH. SATGUR KI KAR
BANDGI, SUNSHYA SHAKAL MITOYE. GIR, PRITHVI, CHAND SOOR SABH, DHARAT HAI
BHAGWANT. RAVIDASS KAHAI ALPAG YEH, JANAT HAI KAYA JANT ||
The Benefactor is supreme than all virtues but nobody
can reduce the greatness of hard labour. By His kind favour,
the man can swim across the ocean of existence. The Veds
and Shastars say that there is no one parallel to Him in this age
and also in the coming age. This fact is known to the whole
world. If you do not want to take birth again, then recite His
name. The worship of God will remove all doubts from your
mind. All mountains, the earth, the moon and the sun are the
creation of the supreme God. Ravidass says, a man with a
little knowledge cannot know the greatness of God. 


PADAI-29
GURMUKH DWARA NAD SUN, HRIDEH MAAH LAI BUJH. SURAT DHARO MAT UPJAI, NAITRI
HOVAI SUJH. MILAI NA SATGUR SHABAD TOH, ANTAR BHARI HAI DUJ. AMAR HOYE SATSANG
MAIN, MANN APNAI SE JHUJ. SRESHAT PURASH KA SANG KAR, MAAN KARO SABH CHUR.
MANN HASTI SAKAL JARO, PAPAN KO JO MOOR. SAHIB SAITI PREM KAR, RASAATAL SE JA
BACH. GUR, GUR MANN MAIN RATAN KAR, MUKH SE BOL TU SACH. SANTAN KE DAWARE
PARO, HOVAI PARAM ANAND. KAHAI RAVIDASS BHAGWAN KE, GAVO MANN MAIN
CHHAND||
The devout person listens to the celestial sound of God’s
conch and assumes the God in his heart. If you meditate on
God, then you will attain supreme knowledge and your eyes
will get the spiritual power to see the God. So far there is
duality in your mind; you cannot hear the words of True Guru.
If you will attend the company of pious and holy persons, by
renouncing all desires, then you will become immortal. The
company of supreme saints destroys the pride and arrogance.
Finish the identity of your mind, which is the root cause of
sins. Love God and save yourself from hell. Recite the name
of Guru in your mind and speak truth from your mouth. By
taking refuge in the feet of saints, you attain eternal bliss.
Ravidass says; sing songs in the praise of God in your mind. 


PADAI-30
PATAL RASAATAL ANANT HAI, KHOJAN HARE LOK. PRABHU MAYA KO ANT NA DHUNDHAT
KARTAI SHONK. JEEV VITAL HAI, JEEV MAIN, JEEV SUTAL SO JEEV. JEEV TALATAL, MAHATAL,
SAHIB LAKH LAI SEEV. ATAL SAAT PATAL YEH, JEEV EISH LAKH LAIV. IS BIDHI ANT NA AAWAI
HAI, KAI PATAL BHEV. BUDHI KITNAI BAL DHARAI, LAGAT NA KOI TAAN. GURMUKH MANN
BASAYEH, MANNAK NAM NISHAN. CHINTI KAI SUM BAL NAHIN, CHALAI TERA JOR. NAM
BINA BHAGWAN KE, LAKH MACHAVAI SHOR. UTRAI AWARAN DILAI KA, MANN APNA LE
SADH. KAHAIN RAVIDASS PUKAR KE, DOOR KARO SABH VYADH ||
The earth and the nether world are unlimited. People
cannot search the God. The maya of God is unlimited. Those,
who endeavour to explore it, are sitting sad. The soul may
roam in all the infernal regions of the nether world. The soul
stays in the upper or the lower region, but without serving the
God, she cannot attain emancipation. The soul cannot also
resolve the mystery of God by living in any layer of the nether
world. He may be wise but his wisdom is useless without the
name of God. A devotee adopts the name of God in his mind
and as a result of this; he gets a valuable treasure, including
the precious gem of God’s name. The God is powerful even
an ant is more powerful than men. You may make noise but
all is useless without the name of God. Control your mind and
after renouncing immoral acts, recite the name of God.
Ravidass says, by remembering the name of God all your sins
will be destroyed. 


PADAI-31
NADIYAN LAHIRI BAS RAHA, SAGAR ATT GAMBHIR. CHOUDAH RATAN UPAYA, SAT GUR GUNI
GAHIR. UTHAT, BAITHAT NAM BHAJ, SO PAWAT SAT SEER. MANN APNAI GURU, GURU
RATO, KABHI NA HOVAI BHEER. MUKH PAVITTAR HOT HAI, GUN GAWAT DEEN DAYAL. SARAB
GHATA BHARPOOR HAI, ANTARYAMI PAAL. TUJAI BHROSA NA PARRAI, IS KAARAN KANGAL.
RAVIDASS KAHAI SANSAR MAIN, AB BHI KAR TU BHAL ||
The composed sea is taking breath through rivers and its
tides. It is keeping fourteen gems in its womb, like the true
Guru, who is possessing versatile qualities. He, who recites
the name of God while sitting and standing, gets the true elixir
of God’s name. The man, who remembers the name of true
Guru, does not face any difficulty. By singing songs in the
praise of Cherisher of the poor, the mouth becomes pure. The
God, who possesses the faculty of knowing others’ thoughts,
is omnipresent. O man! You are not relying upon God;
therefore, you are poor and penniless. Ravidass says, O man!
Search the God in this world. 

PADAI-32
EIK GHARRI SIMRAN KARO NAHIN LAGAI KALU KALESH. PRABHU KE DARBAR MAIN, HOVAI
UJAL BHESH. PATIT UDHARAN PARBRAHAM, GUR AVINASHI AAP. SARESHAIT PURASH KA
SANG KARO, SHUBH GUN MANN MAIN THAP. ATHAH PRABHU HAR DHANI HAI, GUR KA
NAM ATOL. SWAS AMOLAK SUFAL KAR, JIS KA NA KOI MOL. RAVIDASS KAHAI ASHCHARYA
VEH, HAR MILNAI KI REET. SWASA BIRTHA NA TAJO, MANN KAR KARO PREET ||
O man! If you meditate upon God for a moment, then
the agony of Kalyug will not come in your way. In the divine
court of Lord, the soul becomes pure. He is Redeemer of
sinners, Transcendent one and Immortal. After assuming the
God and the virtuous qualities in your mind, spend your time
in the company of eminent persons. The boundless God is
wealthier and His name is true. Your costly and dear breath
will become fruitful only if you recite the name of God.
Ravidass says, it is a wonderful experience to absorb in the
God. O man! Love God and remember His name with your
every single breath. You should not waste your single breath
without reciting His name. 


PADAI-33
NIHAL, NIHAL, NIHAL HAI. VEH KARTAR NIHAL. KALYAN TERA KALYAN HO, CHARNI PARO
VISAL. AISI MANNO PREET KAR, JAISE CHAKVI SOOR. JAN RAVIDASS BRAHAM RANG RATA,
AUGUN HO SABH DOOR ||
Delighted one! Delighted one!! Delighted one!!! Delighted
one is the God. If a man recites His name, he gets his delighted
blessings. When a man takes refuge in the feet of God, only
then he gets happiness and liberation. Love God as a Chakor
loves the moon. Ravidass says, if a man dyes himself in the fast
colour of God, then all his demerits will come to an end. 


PADAI-34
SAHIB SACHA BEANT HAI, ANNT NA PARAI AAKAR. SAHIB SACHA BEANT HAI, ANNT NA SIFAT
SHUMAR. SAHIB SACHA BEANT, ANNT NA KAHAIN UCHAR. SAHIB SACHA BEANT HAI, ANNT
NA KARAI BICHAR. SAHIB SACHA BEANT HAI, ANNT NAHI KACHU LAIS. SAHIB SACHA BEANT
HAI, ANNT NAHI KACHU BHES. SAHIB SACHA BEANT HAI, ANNT NAHIN KARTAR. SAHIB
SACHA BEANT HAI, ANNT NA PARAWAR. SAHIB SACHA BEANT HAI, ANNT NA SATGUR
DHAM. KAHAIN RAVIDASS PUKAR KE, SIDH BHAYE SABH KAAM ||
The true God is boundless and infinite. He is endless and
formless. The true God is limitless, His praises are countless.
The true God is endless. Last word is not said about Him. The
true God is boundless; the discussion about Him is incomplete.
The true God is endless, formless. The true God is limitless.
His creations are also limitless. The true God is limitless and
nobody knows about His farthest limits. His knowledge and
vastness are endless. There is no end to His abode. Ravidass
says loudly that due to His kind help a man becomes successful. 


PADAI-35
SATGURU UNCHA ATT BARRA, SAT UCHAN VADH NAYON. NAM NIRANJAN GUR SADA, MANN
MANNA FAL PAYO. KITNAI HI YODHAI BHYE, SHOOR HUYE AAPAR. SOHANG NAAM KA MEL
HO, NOUN KA BAINAI AADHAR. KAAM, KARODH, THAG, THAGAT HAI, RAKHO CHIT
SAMBHAL. SAT PARMATAM VEDHIYA, SABHI KARE PRITPAL. KITNAI PRABHU KAI BHAGAT
BHAIN, KITNAI HUYE AVTAR. KATNAI PANDIT, JYOTASHI, VEDAN KARE VICHAR. KITNAI HI
BREHMAND HAIN KARTA GURU SAMRATH. KITNAI HI USTAT KARAIN, DEEN DAYAL AKATH.
KITNAI MURAKH JAGAT MAIN, ROOP BHAIN VIKRAL. KITANI DEVI, DEVTAI, KITNAI KAL
KARAL. YEH SABH KHEL GOBIND KE, ANNT NA AVAI KOI. KAHAI RAVIDASS VICHAR KAI,
PRABHU MAIN RAHO SAMOYE ||
My true Guru is supreme. His name is eminent and
supreme is the Truth. If you recite the name of flawless God
as advised by Guru, then you get desired fruit. So many warrior,
brave and valiant persons have come and gone. Only the boat
of God’s name can ferry you across the river of existence. The
evils of sexual desire and anger are disturbing you. Therefore,
you save yourselves from the cheaters. The Lord is absorbed
in the world. True God is nourishing the whole universe. There
are so many divine devotees of God and His incarnations.
There are so many knowledgeable men, astrologers and
explorers of Veds. There are so many cosmos, but only the
creator Guru is one who is able and powerful. So many devotees
are engaged in praising Him. But the praise of the cherisher of
poor cannot be expressed in words. There are numerous fools
and hypocrites in the world. There are so many goddesses and
demi-gods and so many ages. But this is the game of the Lord
of the earth, which is endless. Ravidass says after full
consideration, the man after reciting the name of God,
ultimately, absorbs in God. 


PADAI-36
SATGUR KA DHAR DHYAN TU, SATGUR SANG NIWAS. SATGUR KA DHAR DHYAAN TU, GUR
KA NAM PIAAS. SATGUR KA DHAR DHYAAN TU, GURU NIRANJAN LAAL. SATGURU KA KAR
DHYAAN TU LIKHAT LEKH SO BHAAL. SATGUR KA DHAR DHYAAN TU, SADHU MAT VICHAR.
SATGUR KA DHAR DHYAN TU ANTAR KAR LAI SAAR. SATGUR KA DHAR DHYAN TU, LOBH,
VIKAR TIAAG. SATGUR KA DHAR DHYAAN TU, KARTAVYAH NEECH VIHAG. SATGUR KA DHAR
DHYAAN TU, GARABH NA AAVAI MOOL. SATGUT KA DHAR DHYAAN TU, VISHYAH RAS JA
BHOOL. SATGUR KA DHAR DHYAAN TU, KEWAL HOVAI MUKAT. KAHAI RAVIDASS VICHARAYA,
IHO SAAR HAI YUKAT ||
If you meditate on true Guru, then you get a place in His
abode. If you meditate on true Guru, then you feel the thirst
of the name of true Guru. If you meditate on true Guru, then
you achieve the flawless gem of Guru’s name. Meditate on
true Guru and search for Him as written in your destiny.
Meditate on true Guru and attend the company of saints, then
you become intelligent. Meditate on true Guru and try to know
your inner-self. Meditate on true Guru and renounce the greed
and other misdeeds. Meditate on true Guru and renounce evil
acts. Meditate on true Guru and do not let the pride come to
you. Meditate on true Guru and forget the sinful and evil
desires. Worship true Guru, so that you may attain salvation.
After deep consideration, Ravidass says, this is proper and
eminent gist. 


PADAI-37
SOHANG, SOHANG UCHARIYAH, SRESHAT PURASH SANG PIAR. SOHANG, SOHANG
UCHARIYAH, KABHU NA AAVAI HAR. SOHANG SOHANG UCHARIYAH, GUR KA NAM GAHEER.
SOHANG SOHANG UCHARIYAH, KHOJAI MAT SUDHIR. SOHANG SOHANG UCHARIYAH
BHAJAN KARO GURDEV. SOHANG SOHANG UCHARIYAH, TA JANI NIJ BHEV. SOHANG,
SOHANG UCHARIYAH, SANDHYA SAMYA DHIYAN. SOHANG, SOHANG UCHARIYAH, AMRIT
VELA GAYAN. SOHANG, SOHANG UCHARIYAH, SAKAT SANG NA HOYE. SOHANG, SOHANG,
UCHARIYAH, NIRMAL HOVAI SOYE. SOHANG, SOHANG UCHARIYAH, KARAN KAARAN ALEKH.
KAHAI RAVIDASS PUKAR KE, MANN NEEVAN KAR DEKH ||
Recite the name of God and love the supreme God. Recite
the name of God so that you do not face defeat. Recite the
name of God, so that you may get the treasure of Guru’s name.
Recite the name of God and search for elixir in your innerself.
Recite the name of God and repeat the hymns of true
Guru. Recite the name of God and know the secret of God.
Recite the name of God and meditate on Him in the evening.
Recite the name of God and achieve the spiritual knowledge
during ambrosial hour. Recite the name of God without
involving yourself too much in the worldly attachment. Only
he recites the name of God, who is pure and pious. Recite the
name of God, who is the cause of all actions, who is
indescribable and invisible also. Ravidass says loudly, O man!
You can see Him after renouncing your pride and bowing your
mind in prayer before Him. 


PADAI-38
SATGUR SAHIB ATT BARRA, PAWAT NA KOI PAR. SATGUR SAHIB ATT BARRA, JANAT VIRLA
SAAR. SATGUR SAHIB ATT BARRA, ANDHYARAIN MAIN DEEP. SATGUR SAHIB ATT BARRA,
SUNDER MOTI SEEP. SATGUR SAHIB SAT BARRA, AVAR NA JANAI BHET. SATGUR SAHIB ATT
BARRA BHOLAI MANN TU CHET. SATGUR SAHIB ATT BARRA, NAM JAPO MANN MAHAIN.
SATGUR SAHIB ATT BARRA, DAS UDHARAI TAHAI. SATGUR SAHIB ATT BARRA, ROM ROM
MAIN VAAS. SATGUR SAHIB ATT BARRA NISCHAYE KAHAIN RAVIDASS ||
The true Guru is too great; nobody knows the farthest
limits of Him. The true Guru is too great, only exceptional
one knows His limits. The true Guru is so great; he is like a
lamp in the darkness. The great Guru is like a beautiful pearl
in the seashell. Nobody knows the secret of great Guru. The
Guru is too great, O misled mind! Remember Him. The true
Guru is too great; you recite His holy name in your mind. The
great Guru also provides emancipation to His disciples. The
great Guru resides in each and every small hair of the body.
Ravidass says, true Guru is really too great you worship Him
with full faith and belief. 


PADAI-39
NIRANJAN NIRANKAR PARTAP, MANN KAR JAPAI GURU, GURU AAP. NIRANJAN NIRANKAR
SABH DAAT, GUNI VICHARO MANN SABH BHAAT. NIRANJAN NIRANKAR BHAGWAN, AATH
PEHAR DHAR TANKA DHYAN. NIRANJAN NIRANKAR AVINASI, JANAM, MARAN KI KATAI
FANSI. NIRANJAN NIRANKAR KARTAR, SARAV DUKHON KA UTRAI BHAAR. NIRANJAN
NIRANKAR BHAVAJYOTI, DURMAT DUBIDHA ANTAR NA HOTI. NIRANJAN NIRANKAR
NARAYAN BHAJ, SARAV SUKHON KA HOYE AAIN. NIRANJAN NIRANKAR GOPAL, JEEV JANT
KI KARAI PRITPAL. NIRANJAN NIRANKAR NAR NATH, SARAV PADARATH TIS KAI HAATH.
NIRANJAN NIRANKAR PARKASH, BHAJ HRIDEH KAHO RAVIDASS ||
The God is untainted, formless and majestic. The Guru
himself recites His name, therefore, obeying the teachings of
your Guru; remember the name of God in your mind. The
flawless and formless God is the eminent bountiful and treasure
of virtues. Think about Him and meditate His name in your
mind seriously. The spotless, formless and immortal God saves
you from the cycle of birth and death. The flawless, formless
Creator has the power to destroy all sufferings. The eternal
flame of flawless and formless God drives away the darkness
of doubts and foolishness. O man! If you recite the name of
formless and faultless God, then happiness will be bestowed
on you. The formless, flawless God is nourishing His creation.
The entire wealth and commodity are in the hands of flawless,
faultless Lord. Ravidass says, O man! Recite the true name of
flawless, formless and enlightened God. 


PADAI-40
OAN, OAN, OANNEET, MANN DHAR SACH BHAGWAN PREET. OAN OAN, OANDHYAAN,
SACH, SACH, SABH SACH HI MAAN. OAN, OAN, OAN PUJA, DEVI DEVA, TIS BIN DUJA. OAN,
OAN, OAN SATSANG, NAM DHIYEH MANN KAR RANG. OAN, OAN, OAN JAP LEEJAI, MUGADH
PATHAR BAHV NAR TAREJAI. OAN, OAN, AMAR KALYAN, ANTAR HRIDEH CHARRAI HAR BHAN.
OAN, OAN, GUN VIKHYAN, PAVITTAR GUNON KI HOVAI KAAN. OAN, OAN TERA ADHIKAR,
PAP ROG SABH UTRAI BHAAR. OAN, OAN, OAN DIN RAIN, SOHANG BHAJ MANN HOVAI
CHAIN. KAHAI RAVIDASS LAKH GUR KI KARNI, SWAS, SWAS PAR HAR KI CHARNI ||
O man! Recite the name of true God daily and love Him.
The only truth in the world is to meditate on God. All goddesses
and demi-gods are engaged in the worship of God, because
there is none else like Him. Join the pious saints and sages,
who are reciting the name of God. By absorbing your mind in
the fast colour of God, you meditate on Him. If a sinful man
recites the name of God, then he can swim across the sea of
existence. By remembering the name of God, one becomes
immortal and the eternal light absorbs in his heart. If you realise
the virtue of God, then you experience that He is the treasure
of excellence. To recite Om, Om - the God is your privilege
bestowed by the Almighty. By remembering the name of God,
the heavy loads of your sins and diseases come down. The
recitation of God’s name will provide relief to your mind.
Ravidass says, O man! Recite the name of God with your every
breath and as per the advice of your Guru and absorb yourself
in the feet of God.



PAINTI AKKHARI
Thirty five Alphabet


U- USTAT KARO EIK ONKARA . TEEN LOK JIN KIYA PASARA ||
O man! Sing hymns in the praise of one God, who has
created the three worlds. You eulogize the one God who is
absorbed in the entire creation.


A- ALAKH KO LAKH JO BHAYI. DEHAIN DHANDHORA SANT SIPAHI ||
The unique qualities of the invisible God cannot be
described in words. The saints and soldiers proclaim with loud
voice, o man! You recite the name of one and only one God.


I- ISHWAR KAYA GHAT MAIN. AAKASH RAMIO JAISE SAB MAT MAIN ||
Sky is the integral part of one’s body, like this the God
dwells in every person.


S- SEESH MAHAL MAIN SWAMI DARSHAI, JAHAN PREM AMI RAS BARSAI ||
O man! You can have a glimpse of the divine Master, in
the glass palace, studded with precious gems. The rain of
ambrosia is falling in that place continuously. You can reach
there by crossing the tenth entrance of your body.


HA- HAR KA SIMRAN KIJAI, KAHAI RAVIDASS AMI RAS PIJAI ||
Recite the name of God and drink ambrosia, says
Ravidass.


KA- KAYA KOT MAIN RAM RAHEYO PIARA, SEES MAHAL MAIN DE DIDARA ||
The God dwells in billions of human beings, but His glance
can be seen in the glass-palace through deep meditation only.

KHA- KHAYAL SE KARO VICHARA, SARVVIAPI SAB SAI NIARA ||
Think about the God with full concentration of mind,
who is omnipresent and unique.


GA- GOBIND AISE GIANI, NA KUCH BHOOLAI NA KUCH JANI ||
The Lord of the earth is very intelligent. He does not forget
anything and there is nothing new beyond His knowledge.


GHA- GHAN NAHIN AHARAN SAHAI CHOTAN, SATGURU SHABAD GHARREA HAI ANOTHA ||
The Guru has coined the novel words of God’s name.
The anvil of mind, after bearing the blows of hammer of the
word of God’s name, has attained salvation.


NA- NAINTA SOI SAR, KAHAIN RAVIDASS BAT VICHAR ||
Only that person knows the gist of God’s name, who has,
continuously, been meditating upon the name of God, says
Ravidass, after full consideration.


CH- CHAAM KA CHOLA BHAI, NAM BINA KUCH KAM NA AAYI ||
The whole body of a man is made of leather. Without
reciting the name of God, this body is useless.


CHA- CHIN MAIN BHAYA MAMOLA, AMI SAROWAR DIYA JHKOLA ||
O man! Your body will be destroyed in a moment.
Therefore, you take a dip in the pool of God’s name.


JA- JEEV HAI, JANEAU JAT KA, DAYA KI DHOTI TILAK SATYA KA ||
A man should wear the sacred thread of social
brotherhood. He should wear around his waist the cloth of
compassion, kindness and mercy. He should make a mark of
truth on his forehead.


JHA- JHILMIL JOT JAGAYI, ALAKH PURUSH TAHAN PUNCHAI AAYE ||
O man! Light the eternal light of God’s name in your innerself
so that you may have a glimpse of the invisible God after
reaching His abode.


NA- NYANAT SOI DHIANI, DAS RAVIDASS KAHAI BRAHAM GIANI ||
He attains the highest spiritual knowledge, who recognises
the God, says Ravidass.


TA- TAINKA TER KA IK RAKHO, EIK BINA DUJA MAT AKHO ||
O man! Have faith in one and only one God. There is no
one equal to Him.


THA- THAKUR SHEELA TAR GAYE BHAI, PANDIT BAITHAI MANN MURJHAYI ||
By the grace of God, the idols prepared from stone have
swum in the river and the Brahmans are sitting depressed
and dejected because the idols they worship have drowned
in the water.


DA- DAR NAHI HAR SANG PREET BHAGAT JAN BAITHAI MANN KO JEET ||
Do not fear, if you love God. The devotees have won
their minds by overcoming the sinful desires.


DHA- DHAA DINI BURJIPAPAN. SIMRAN KINA AJPA JAPPAN ||
The devotee has demolished the minaret of sins from his
mind, after performing the silent prayer.


NA- NUM KI LAYE DORI, KAHAI RAVIDASS LAGI LIV MORI ||
Ravidass says, I have tied the God with the string of love
and devotion. As a result of this I have fully absorbed myself
in His name.


TA- TRIGUN MAYA RACHDI BHAI, RISHI MUN LIAYE BHARMAYI ||
The God has created the three-fold qualities of Maya, the
nature of which has misled the saints and sages from the right
path of meditation.


THA- SATHIR NAHIN YEH SANSARA. RAV RANK SAB KAAL NAGARA ||
This world is not stable. The drum of the god of death is
beating on the head of every king and poor.


DA- DO EIK DIN YAHAN MANDIR SARA, PHIR THAATHA CHORR LADH JAYE BANJARA||
The temple of this body, where the soul lives, is only for
a day of two i.e. mortal. The trader has to go after giving up
this luxurious living.


DHA- DHANI JIN DHIYAN LAGAEYO. KAL FAANS KE BEECH NA AAYEO ||
Those who have worshipped the God are wealthy only.
The god of death cannot hold them in his grip.


NA- NAAM KI NAAV BANAYI. KAHAI RAVIDASS CHARRO RE BHAI ||
I have prepared a boat of God’s name. Ravidass says to
His devotee, come and board this boat, if you want to swim
across the ocean of existence.


R BRAHAM PARMESHWAR SWAMI. SAB GHAT-GHAT KE ANTARYAMI ||
The transcendent God is the master of all. He possesses
the unique faculty of knowing others’ thoughts.


PHA- FIKAR KAR CHORR JAGSANSA. JA MIL BAITHAI AVINASHI PASA ||
The world is full of anxieties and therefore, O man! You
should not worry about this world. You meditate on God and
absorb yourself in the immortal God.


BA- BRAHAM SO BRAHAM KA VETA. GAGAN MANDAL MAIN RAKHO CHETA ||
He is the only learned and knowledgeable man, who has
realised the truth about the Ultimate Reality. He remembers
the name of God, while roaming in all the celestial regions.


BHA- BHRAM MITAI JO PANCHAM SEEJAI, JAYE TRIVAINI MAJAN KIJAI ||
Your illusion will be wiped out, if after renouncing the
five evils, you meditate on God. You can have a spiritual bath
in the pious elixir of God’s name, after reaching the confluence
of the three wind passages situated in your forehead.


MA- MANN KO GAGAN SAMAAYO. KAHAI RAVIDASS PARAM PAD PAYON ||
The man, who absorbs himself in the sky of knowledge,
he gets a supreme rank from the God, says Ravidass.


YA- YAAD KARO, VAH KE GUN GAYO. PAR BRAHAM KE DARSHAN PAAYO ||
Remember and sing songs in the praise of God, only then
you can have a glimpse of the glittering face of the great
Creator.


RA- RAM RAMAI SO RAM PIARA. PHIR NA DEKHIYA JAMKA DWARA ||
The man, who absorbs himself in the God, is dearer to
Him. Such a devotee does not face the god of death. He
becomes immortal.


LA- LIV LAGA LE BHAI. JAM KA TRAAS NIKAT NA AAYI ||
O man! You concentrate on God’s worship and absorb
yourself in Him. Then the fear of the god of death does not
come near to you.


VA- VIDHIBADH SIMRAN KIJAI, SOHANG NAM AMI RAS PIJAI ||
The man, who recites the name of God in the proper
manner as told by his Guru, only then, he can taste the elixir
of God’s name.


RRA- RRARR MITI JAB HUYA NABERRA, KAHAI RAVIDASS KIYA AMAR GHAR DERA ||
After drinking the nectar of God’s name, the man gets
liberation from all types of bondages. Ravidass says, he has
become a resident of the God’s immortal abode.


* SOHANG SHABAD MANN KIYA BASERA. MET DIYA CHOURASI KA PHERA ||
ONKAR BAVAN KA PANTIS MAIN JAPYO HAI SAR ||
SARV DEV SANTAN KO KARAI HAIN NAMASKAR ||
PANTIS MATRA PREM SE SIMRAIN HAIN NIJ DAS ||
JIN SIMREYO SO MUKAT HAIN KAHAI SADD RAVIDASS ||
ONKAR PANTIS MATRA PREM SE NISVASAR KAR JAP ||
RAVIDASS KAHAI JO SIMRATAI, MIT GAYE TINO TAP ||
ONKAR PANTIS MATRA PREM SE SIMRAN KIYO MANN VAIRAG ||
RAVIDASS KAHAI JO SIMRATAI, TIN KAI PURAN BHAG ||
PANTIS MATRA PREM SE SIMRATAI RAV PARKASH ||
RAVIDASS KAHAI JO SIMRATAI, MIT GAYE JAM KE TRAS ||
RAVIDASS SIMRAT RAMTAI RAM MAIN SAT SHABAD PARTIT ||
AMAR LOK JAYE BASYO, KAL KASHAT KO JEET ||
ONKAR SAPAT SLOKI MATRA, SAT KIYO JAGDISH ||
AMAR LOK VASA KIYA, KAL NAMAVAI SHEESH ||
*If the word of God’s name occupies the mind of the
man, then the man gets salvation.
The praise of the omnipresent God has been described in
thirty-five letters. All deities and demi-gods pay obeisance to
saints. Ravidass says, the man who recites the name of God,
as described in the thirty-five alphabet with full devotion, will
attain emancipation.
Ravidass says, who will remember and recite the name of
God daily as written in the thirty-five alphabet, and then his
three prominent sinful desires will be eradicated.
By reciting the praise of God, according to the thirty-five
letters, a man becomes fortunate because he achieves the state
of non-attachment, says Ravidass.
By reciting the name of God as described in the thirtyfive
alphabet with devotion, the mind of the devotee will be
enlightened with the spiritual knowledge. He will also get
liberation from the god of death.
The devotee who by remembering the name of God,
explores and achieves the truth, he by overcoming all the
sufferings of the death becomes a citizen of the immortal abode,
says Ravidass.
The man, who recites every word and vowel symbols of
God’s name with full devotion, becomes the resident of the
immortal abode of God and the lord of death bows his head
before him.

|| BANI HAFTAWAR||
SOHANG SATNAM DHIAYON
Weekly Hymns

Recite the name of God

AITWAR AMRIT DA BHARYA BOLAI AMRIT BAIN. GURU KA SHABAD JAPO DIN RATI TA AAVAI
SUKH CHAIN. AITWAR VI SAPHAL HAI HAR KA SIMRAN SAR. RAVIDASS JO NAM UCHAREYE
PAYA MUKH DUAAR. ||TEK||
The day of Sunday is full of elixir; ambrosial words are
spoken on this day. Recite the name of true Guru day and
night, only then you will get relief. The day of Sunday is
successful for those who recite the name of God on that day.
Those who remember the name of God, will attain
emancipation, says Ravidass. 


SOMVAR SABH THOR MAIN JALAI THALAI BHAGWAN. MAHIMA PRABHU GAYEAI TAB HOVAI
KALYAAN. GOBIND GOBIND JAAP SE AVAI SADA ANAND. SOMWAR SUKH DA JAPO JAPO
RAVIDASS MUKAND ||TEK||
Recite the name of God on Monday, and then you
experience the God everywhere, i.e. on water and land. Sing
songs in His praise then you receive His blessings. By reciting
the name of the Lord of the earth, you attain spiritual peace
and bliss. Ravidass says, O man! Recite the name of God,
who is redeemer of sinners, only then the day of Monday
becomes an auspicious day for you. 


MANGALWAR AVAI SADA HOVAI MANGALCHAR. RALMIL SAKHIYAN SIMRALO HAR HAR
NAAM ADHAR. PRITAM CHARNI LAGYA KABHI NA AVAI HAR . MANGALWAR SULKHANA KEH
RAVIDASS BICHAR ||TEK||
Tuesday comes with the songs of rejoicing. After joining
each other, O friends! Recite the name of God, who is the
foundation of your lives. You never face defeat, if you surrender
yourselves to the feet of your beloved. Ravidass says, Tuesday
becomes an auspicious day if you remember the name of God. 


BUDHWARBODH SADA HOVAI GIAN PARKASH. GURU PREM PURAI JO MILAI TUTAI JAM KI
PHAS. ANT SAHAI PRABH BAHYE KARAM KAMAYI SOYI. BUDHWAR BUDH SAFAL HAI
RAVIDASS JO BHAGAT HOYI ||TEK||
Wednesday, is a day of wisdom which ushers the light of
knowledge. He gets himself liberated from the clutches of
death, who loves the complete Guru. The God provides help
to His devotee, who has performed virtuous deeds. Wednesday
is a successful day for those, who recite the name of God, says
Ravidass. 


VIRWAR VIDIYA BARRAI PUN PUNA ABHIAAS . SATGUR PURAI MILAN SE HOVAI ATTAM
PARKASH. GURU GIAN KA MOOL HAI DHARAM MOOL KA HITKAR. VIRWAR BICHARIYAH
NASAI PAP HAJAR ||TEK||
Thursday, is day of acquiring knowledge and performing
good deeds. After getting blessings from the true Guru, the
inner-self of a devotee becomes enlightened. The true Guru
is the source of spiritual knowledge whereas the mercy is the
origin of faith. If you remember God on Thursday, then
thousands of your sins will be eradicated. 


SHUKARWAR SUHAWNA CHINCHIN BHAJAI KARTAR. VICHAI BASHNA JHOOTHIYAN DAIVAI
NARKAN DHAR. GAT KARMA ANUSARA HAI JAISA JAISA HOVAI. SHUKARWAR SUHAWNA
RAVIDASI NAM JAPAIVE ||TEK||
Friday, becomes an auspicious day, if you recite the name
of the Creator every moment. The false, sinful, sexual desires
put the man in the hell. A man attains salvation according to
his righteous deeds. Friday becomes delightful by reciting the
name of God, says Ravidass. 


SHANIWAR BHAJAN SHRISHAT SAT SAT SAB VAR. SHUBH KARMAIN SE SAFAL HAI AAVAN JAN
SANSAR. BIN BHAJAN BIRTHA SABH JANTAI JO JO AVATVAR . BARAM BAR HAR SIMREYAH
KEH RAVIDASS BICHAR || TEK||
If you recite the name of the creator God on Saturday,
then your every day will become auspicious. If after coming to
this world, you perform good and virtuous deeds, then your
coming to this world will become successful. Your every day
will pass away fruitlessly if you do not recite the name of
God. Ravidass says, if you meditate on God, continuously,
then you will become successful in your life.


|| BANI PANDRA TITHI ||
Hymns regarding Fifteen Dates


SOHANG SATNAM DHIAYO. AMAVAS JO HAI BHAKHIYA JANO MEET. SHRISAT MUNI SABH
GAVADAI GEET. AMAVAS HAI CHUT SADA BASAI HAI JAG JEET. BIRLAI BIRLAI PEEVGAI
SOHANG RAS SURJIT. BHAGTA SETI GOSHTI JAYE SABHI BIHAYE. AUNA USKA SAFAL HAI JO
JATAI LABH UTHAI. AMAVAS HAI JO AUNDIYAN AAVAN JAVAN REET. KEH RAVIDASS
VICHARKAI RAKHO HAR SAI PREET ||TEK||
O man! Recite the true name of God. What is professed
by dark moonless night, try to explore the fact? The supreme
sages of this world are singing songs in the praise of God.
People hate dark night due to its darkness but the darkness
has conquered the world. Only a few, who remember the God,
drink the nectar of God’s name and become immortal. He,
who discusses about the name of God with those, engaged in
remembering the name of God becomes successful in his life.
The moonless night comes and goes. Ravidass urges the man
to love God, who is the creator of the universe. 


EKUM EK PARMATMA SANSARAI HAI PARKASH. SWAS SWAS TU SIMRALAI TORRAI JAM KI
PHAS. DEENBANDHU DIYAL JO SOI HAI SIMRAN SAR. JAGAT SADA JO SUKH DAIVAI ANTAR
HOYE ADHAR. HASTI CHITI AADH LEH JEEVAN HUKAM ANUSAR. BHAJAN KARO JAN PALKA
HONA JEKAR PAR. EIKUM EIK PARMATMA RAKHNI USKI AAS. SAT SAT PRABHU SIMRATAI
SACH KAHAI RAVIDASS ||TEK||
On the first date, you recite the name of one and only
one God, whose pious light is illuminating the whole world.
You remember His name with every breath. He breaks the
shackles of death. You meditate upon God, who is
compassionate and friend of poor. In this world, the God is
basis of all happiness. From elephant to an ant, all animals act
according to His divine orders. O man! Recite the name of
God, who nourishes you all, if you want to swim across the
ocean of existence. You should have faith in one and only one
God. Recite the true name of God; Ravidass says, on the first
date, this is true for all of you. 


DUJI DURMAT DOOR KAR RAKHNA GUR SE NEYU. SAFAL KARAM TAB HONGAI GATI PAVAI
EH DEHU. DUJI DURMAT DOOR KAR DAYA DHARAM KIRPAL. SAT SE KAR GOSHTI HIRDAI
BASAI GOPAL. SUBH KARMA FAL SUB HAI KARMA SANDNA KHET. PAP KARAM DE KITAK
SADA HAAR NAHIN JEET. DUJI DURMAT TIAG KAR LILA AJAB PEHCHAN. KEH RAVIDASS
BICHARKAI BHAGAT BHAJAN KALIYAN ||TEK||
On the second date, after renouncing evil-mindedness,
you love the true Guru, then you achieve triumphs in your
efforts and you will get liberation. Renounce the evilmindedness
towards others and adopt mercy, belief and
kindness. Have discourse about truth with holy men, then you
realise that your heart has become abode of God, the Lord of
the earth. The fruit of good deeds is pure and nice. The man
who indulges in sinful acts faces defeat everywhere. Renounce
evil-mindedness and try to know the unique name of God.
Ravidass says, after considering all aspects, the welfare of a
man lies in meditation. 


SANSARI TRISHNA TIAG KE TAN MANN DHAN GURDEV. MITHIYA SAB KO JANKAI RAKH NAM
SANEH. KARMI BHAGTI KARAN SE HOVAI JAGAT ADHAAR. VEH SOBHA ATT GHANI AGAI
MILAI BHANDAR. TIRATH FAL NA BARAT FAL NAHIN JAG KOI PAYAI. MANN MEH HAUMAIN
AHUNKAR JOYE BIRTHA SABHI JAYI. TRITIAYE TIAGIYAI MAAN KO KHOTAI KARAM HUNKAR.
HAR HAR NAAM UCHARIYAY KEH RAVIDASS PUKAR ||TEK||
O man! Renounce your desires and dedicate your body,
mind and wealth to true Guru. All things are illusory; you love
the name of God. The true meditation provides emancipation
to this world. The devotee attains glory and precious name of
God. It is fruitless to go to pilgrimage and observe fast, because
every good deed goes waste, if there is ego and pride in the
mind. You renounce evil deeds and pride on third date. Ravidass
says, in a loud voice, you recite the name of God. 


CHOTH CHARO TARAF MEH DASON DISA CHOGIRD. JALAI THALAI PRABHU AAP HAI RAKHO
NAM KI VIRD. CHAMAN JO TUJAI DIKH RAHA RAHINA NAHI HAMESH. CHAN MANGUR
SHARIR HAI BADAN RAHIT NA KES. SAHAYETA KOI NA KAR SAKAI JIN SO LAYEA HAIT. ANNT
SAMAI CHADH JAYEGAI MUKH SEWAN PRAIT. CHOTH CHORI NA KARO TIAGO VISHAI BIKAR.
GOBIND SIMRAN SAR HAI KEH RAVIDASS VICHAR ||TEK||
On the fourth date, the God is present in all four-sides
and in all the ten directions. He is present in the water and on
the earth. The garden of the world, which you see, is perishable.
Your body is just for a moment and short-lived. Nobody, to
whom you love, will come forward to help you when your last
time will come. Renounce sinful deeds on the fourth date and
meditate on the name of God, Lord of the earth, says Ravidass. 


PANCHMI PREETAM JAN LAYO SABHNA HAI BAGWANT. BRAHMAN AADIK SIMRATAI KOI NA
PAYA ANTT. PANCH TATAV KI RACHNA HAI JO DIKHAI AAKAR. TISMAI HOVAI LEEN SABH LILA
PRABH APAR. VICHAI VASHNA JHOOTH HAI RAH BHALA BICH NEET. BINA BHAJAN SANGI
NAHIN SARAB SUKHAN KA MEET. PANCHMAI PATI PARMATMA SARAB SHRISTIJAN. GUR KI
SARNI DHIAVATAI HOVAI RAVIDASS GIAN ||TEK||
On the fifth date, you should feel that the beloved God is
present everywhere. Brahmans are meditating on Him but they
cannot know the farthest limits of the God. The creation, which
we see, consists of five elements. Everybody will absorb in God.
His name is unique. All the sexual desires are false. O man!
Renounce such desires and meditate on God which is your only
companion and will provide you pleasure and happiness. On
the fifth date you should feel the spouse God everywhere. While
sitting in the feet of spiritual Guru, if you meditate on Him,
only then you attain the spiritual knowledge says, Ravidass. 


SHISHTMI BIT VIKHIANIYE SHAT RAS BHOJAN AAD. JISNAI SABH PAIDA KIAYE KAR TU USKI
YAD. JO DEKHAT SABH BINSATA BAPAR SHAHI AAD. SIMRAN KAR TU PRABHU KA JO HAI
ADH JUGAD. ULTAI NIJMANN KITYA AAVAT TUJHKO HAR. SUBH KARAM KE KARAN SE PAVAI
SAT DARBAR. SHISHTMI SHUD KARAM KARAVAI JOVAI. GURU MIL JIVAN MUKAT HAI SAKHA
RAVIDASSI HOVAI ||TEK||
The sixth date says that six types of meal and extracts
have been created by the Creator. you should meditate on Him,
who has created you. Everything you see is perishable including
supreme kings. You worship God who is eternal. If you do
wrong things then you will face defeat. By performing good
deeds, you can enter the court of true God. The sixth date is
auspicious and eminent, which inspires people to perform good
deeds. If under the Guru’s instruction you have liberated
yourself from all sinful acts, then by the grace of Guru, you
will attain salvation, says Ravidass. 


SATMI SARAI RAM RAHA AAP HARI SIRJANHAR. TU NA BHULAI PRANIYAN SIMRAN
BARAMBAR. HAR PURAN PARMATMA NIRDHAN ADHAR. SARAB VIAPI PRABHU HAI TU NA
KABHI BISAR. DUKHIAN KE DUKH DOOR KAR KASHT NIWARO AAP. SADA SAHAI PRABHU
HAI KARAI JO USKA JAP NIND KA HUNKARI. PATH KA BHAGAT HAI TASS. HAR BHAJAN SANG
MUKTI PAVAI JAN RAVIDASS ||TEK||
On the seventh day of the lunar fortnight, remember God,
who is omnipresent. O man! You should not forget Him but
meditate on Him again and again. The complete God nourishes
the poor. You should not forget the omnipresent God, who
destroys the sufferings of sufferers. If you remember Him, only
then He will come forward to provide help to you. He stands
for His devotees. A devout person preaches people to renounce
pride and slander. Ravidass says everybody can attain salvation
by reciting the name of God. 


ATHMI ATHO AAM JO SIMRAN KAR HARNAM. SUDH TERA PARLOK JO HOVAI AANT KALYAAN.
HOVAI GIAN KI ROSHNI GURU GIAN KA MOOL. GUR SEWA BAH SANT KI KARAM KAMAYE
ASLU. BHULAN ANDAR SABH KO ABHUL PRABHU HAI AAP. BHULA RAHAI JO PAP SE
MITATSAKAL SANTAP. ATHMI ATAK NA HOVSI JIS KA RIDA SUFAIE. RAVIDASS ATAK HAI USKO
PAP POTRI UTHAI. ||TEK||
The eighth day says, O mind! Remember the name of
God for twenty four hours so that, you may attain emancipation.
When the inner-self of a devotee becomes enlightened as a
result of the knowledge provided by the Guru, then he absorbs
in his original source, the God. While serving the saints, sitting
in the feet of the Guru, he does righteous action. Everybody
is liable to commit mistakes but God is unforgettable, i.e. ever
remembering. One who does not commit sins, all his agonies
will be wiped out. The eighth day does not obstruct him from
absorbing in the God, whose mind is pure. It will only stop
him who is committing sins, says Ravidass. 


NOMI NODH BHAGAT JO HAI BHAGTA MANJUR. PURASH BHALA JO KARAIGE SABHNA
PURAN PUR. PAD SEWAN KIRTAN JAS CHOTHAI ARPAN JAAN. DASS SAKHA NE ARPNA ATHO
BANDNA MAAN. NOMI DANDAOT KAHI JO KAHAI KARAI JAAYE. RAVIDASS BHAJAN AMOL
HAI BIRLA PAVAI KOI ||TEK||
The ninth day is auspicious for those devotees, who
perform nine types of worship. That man is noble, who
performs his duty of remembering the name of God, carefully.
Serving the feet of Guru by listening sermons, singing songs
in the praise of God and fourth worship is to surrender himself.
Similarly the humility, generosity, dedication and the eighth
worship is prayer. The ninth type of worship is prostration.
Ravidass says, singing of songs in the praise of God, is very
precious but only a few can achieve this priceless gem. 


DASMI DARAD NIVAR LEH SACHAI SATGUR SANG. SAMMA VIARTH JAYEGA HUNKARI DUSHAT
BHUJANG. MAIN MERI NU MAR LAI MANN MEH SHAANT HOVAI. KRODH BURA HAI KAL SE
EISKO LEHO SAMAVAI. SHRISHAT MUNI SABH SAMJHTAI KARDAI NAM ADHAR. SARAB
THOR MAIN BAS RAHAN SACHA SIRJANHAR. DASMI DISHO DISH BAS RAHA SARAI HAI
KARTAR. HAR HAR TUL NA PRANIYAN KEH RAVIDASS BICHAR. ||TEK||
The tenth date says, you should eradicate your sufferings
by joining the pious company of true Guru. The brutal and
proud men are losing their precious lives without worshipping
the God. If you want peace of mind, renounce ego. The anger
is even dangerous than death, therefore, control it. The
supreme sages know that the name of God is the basis of this
world. The true creator is omnipresent. The tenth date indicates
that the abode of God is situated in all the ten directions.
There is no one equal to God, says Ravidass after full thought. 


EIKADASI EIK DA DASS RAHU FURNAI TAJO ANEK. BHAGAT HOT TAR JAVAIGE SADA MANNEAY
||TEK || AMBA GUVAHI NINDA BAAS EH JAN. EH SABH JOHAR SUMAN HAI CHADO EINKA
DHAYAN. JUAA MAAS MADHAR BESHIYA HINSA CHORI KAR. JEH KHOTAI KARAM HAI DOBAN
NARAK MAJHAR. MANNUKH JOON SULAKHNI GAT KARMAN ANUSAR. BINA BHAJAN BIRTHA
JANAM JAAYE KAH RAVIDASS BICHAR || TEK||
Eleventh date i.e. ten plus one day indicates that you
should worship only one God and forsake others. By
worshipping the God, the devotees can swim across the sea of
existence. Testimony, back-biting and vilification are sins but
look like flowers. O man! Renounce these evils. Gambling,
eating meat, drinking liquor, going to a prostitute, violence
and theft are all sinful deeds, which will take you to hell. The
life of the man is auspicious which he gets according to his
virtuous deeds. Ravidass says, after consideration, the life of a
man is going waste without reciting the name of God. 


DURADASI SE DARBAR DITHA AJAB ANDH. BARRAI KRODH SE PAP HAI BAS KHIMA MUKAND.
SAT SANGAT MEH DHARAM HAI BARRAI NAM KA RANG. BAIKUNTH BHI USAI AKHDAI JAHA
HOTAI SAT SANG. DHAN KE BHAGI CHAR HAI DHARAM CHOR NARAP AAG. DHARAM HAIT
JO LAYEGA TIN KAHAIN BADHBHAG. DHARAM HAIT NA LAMDAI LAIDAI TINO NAAYE. CHOR
NARAP OUR AAG JO KEH RAVIDASS BATAYE ||TEK||
On the twelfth date, the man after reciting the name of
God will see a unique scene in the court of God. Anger is the
cause of sinful deeds whereas a man can achieve God by
pardoning a sinner. The true faith lies in the company of saints
and sages, where the mind of a person takes dip in the fast
colour of God’s name. The congregation in which saints
participate is called paradise. There are four partners of wealth
viz. Dharam, thief, women and fire. The man who spends his
wealth towards religious purposes he is very fortunate. But
the man who does not spend his wealth on religious purposes
his wealth goes to the other three partners, says Ravidass. 


TRAIDASI TARAN HAR HAI SADA SADA TU DHIAYE. LAKH CHURASI JUN SE UTAM DIYAN
BANAYE. BANDAI BURAJ BANA DIYAN AISA AJAB BANAYE. AISA BANAI NA OUR SE MANN
TAN SEES LAGAYE. US KO NA TU BHULNA PAYA PAT KE BHAYAI. TUJHAI AHAR PAHUNCHAWTA
UDAR MAT KAI JAAYE. TERAS TERA KALPNA JHOOTHA DIKHTA BHAAS. JHOOTHA SACHAI
PET KA SACH KAHAI RAVIDASS. ||TEK||
The thirteenth date will help you to swim across the sea
of existence, if you recite the name of God. The God has
created the man supreme to the 84 lakh species. The God has
also created the strange body of the man in which he has fitted
the unique mind and brain. Such miracles can only be
performed by the supreme creator. O man! You are wasting
your precious life by not remembering the name of God, who
provided you food in the womb of your mother. The thirteenth
date says, your imagination is false. Ravidass says, the existence
of man is false, i.e. the man is perishable but he can become
immortal by reciting the name of God. 


CHAND CHODA BHAYE JAB DIKHTA SARAB AKAR. SARAB BIAPI PRABHU HAI SURAJ CHAND
ATAI TAR. HAR SE PREET KARO MANN MERE JAISE CHAND CHAKOR. BALAK PREET KHEER SE
BADAL GHATA SE MOR. CHICH BIN SUNI RAIN JO HIRDAI GIAN BIN MANN. GURU GIAN
AMUL HAI UTAM BHAGAT HAR JAN. CHODA CHODA RATAN SUM EICHA PURAN HOVAI.
RAVIDASS SUNSAI SABH MITAI PRABHU PREM BAS HOVAI ||TEK||
In the moon light of the fourteenth date, a unique figure
appears in all directions, which proves that the God is
omnipresent. He exists in the sun, in the moon and in the stars
also. O mind! Love God like Chakor who loves the moon or a
boy who loves rice-pudding (kheer) and like peacock who loves
clouds. As the night is incomplete without moon, like this the
heart is incomplete without knowledge. The spiritual
knowledge provided by the Guru is precious but only a devout
person knows the secret. On the fourteenth date, your
fourteenth gem like precious desire will be fulfilled. The God
comes under your control by meditation. The illusion of your
mind will cease, says Ravidass. 


PUNIYA PURAN CHANDARMAA SARE HA PARKAS. LOCHAN GIANI TRAIGAI HIRDAI NAM
PARKASH. GURU SUKH AMRIT PIVGAI MANNMUKH ANDH GAWAR. PREM LAAYE LARR
PHARRAIGAI MILAT PADARATH CHAR RAVIDASS JEH GRANTH HAI PARRAI SUNAI MANN
LAYE SAB HI PDARATH MILEGAI EISSE SABH BAR PAAYE. PANDRAN TITHI SAMPURAN HAI
PURAN PATH KARAYE. SARAB EICHIYA SAMPURAN HAI SABHNA RAVIDASS SAHAYE ||TEK||
On the night of full moon, the light of moon glitters the
whole atmosphere. The devotee who possesses a
knowledgeable eye and whose heart is enlightened with the
spiritual light of God’s name will swim across the ocean of
existence. The man, who is fully devoted to his true Guru,
will drink the nectar whereas self-oriented persons will run
about fruitlessly in the darkness of ignorance and illiteracy.
Who spend their lives in the feet of God will get four treasures.
Ravidass says to his devotees to read the holy scripture and
listen to it whole heartedly, and then you will get all riches and
boons from this Granth. The fifteenth day is complete in itself.
Therefore, everyone should get this sacred text recited in his
house. All desires of that devotee will be fulfilled and God
will appear Himself to rescue him from sufferings.


‘BARAN MAS’ UPDESH
Sermons regarding Twelve Months


Chet (March-April)
CHARRYA CHET SULAKHNA, KAR SANTAN SANG PREET. GUR CHARNAN CHIT LAAYE KAR,
RAM NAM JAP NEET. GURGOBIND JEH GAYIAI, KAR SARWAN NIT NEET. GUR KE CHARNAN
PREM KAR, HIRDAI DHARO GUR MEET. BACHAN GUR KE SUNAT HI, MITAT BAHRAM SABH
BHEET. MANN MUKH SANG NA KIJIYE, GURMUKH SANGAT YAHAR. MANNMUKH SANGAT
BIGHAN HAI, GURMUKH SANGAT SAR. MANNMUKH SANGAT DUBNO, GURMUKH SANGAT
PAR. GURMUKH RIDAI PARGAS HAI, MANMUKH ANDH GUWAR. GUR KE AMRIT VACHAN
SUN, SHARDHA HIRDAI DHAR. RAVIDASS BAGTI EIHI HAI, HIRDAI KHOOB VICHAR. CHET
SUHANA TINAN NU, JINAN SOHANG NAM PIAR ||
The auspicious month of Chet has come. O man! Devote
yourself in the service of saints. You remember the name
of God daily by offering yourself to the holy feet of the
true Guru.
When the songs in praise of the Lord of earth and the
spiritual Guru, are being sung, listen to these songs carefully.
O friend! Adopt the name of Guru in your heart and devote
yourself to the feet of Guru.
Listen the sermon of Guru, then the illusion will cease.
After leaving the company of an atheist man, keep the company
of a devout.
The company of a self-oriented man will create obstacles
in your way, whereas the company of a pious man will be
fruitful for you. The company of an apostate man will drown
you but the company of a Guru oriented man will help you to
swim across the ocean of existence.
The company of a devout person will enlighten your heart
with the spiritual knowledge whereas the company of a selforiented
person will entrap you in the darkness of ignorance.
Therefore, O man! Listen the sermon of your Guru with full
devotion and adopt His words in your heart.
O man! Think seriously about this in your heart, Ravidass
says this is the true worship. The month of Chet is auspicious
only for those persons who love the name of God. 


Vaisakh (April-May)
VAISAKH SUHAVA SARAV SUKH, GUR KE VACHAN VICHAR. ANTAR DHIAN LAGAYE KAR,
SAMJHO SAR AASAR. GURDEV KO GRAHAN KAR, TAJJ SABH JHOOTH BIKAR. HIRDAI HAR,
HAR HARI KO, SIMRO VARAN VAR. DUSHTA SANG TIAG KAR, SANTAN SANG PIAR. DRIRR
KAR RAM DHIAYE TU, BHAV NIDH UTRAI PAR. HAR, HAR NAM JAPANDAYAN, KADI NA AVAI
HAAR. BHAGAT BINA GURDEV KI, HOVAT NAHI KALYAN. GUR BINA JANAM VIARTH EH,
JAVAT SACHI MAAN. GUR HAR BHAGAT KAHUNDAYAN, NIHCHAL MIL HAI GIAN. KAHAI
RAVIDASS LAG CHARAN GUR, MANN KA HAR ABHIMANN. VAISAKH SUHAVA TINAN HAI,
HAR HAR JAPAI SUJAN||
The month of Vaisakh is delightful and bestows
happiness only to those who listen to the sermon of Guru
carefully and think about Guru’s sayings. You meditate on
God, who has no farthest limits and try to understand His
vastness and unlimited powers.
You imbibe the saying of Guru and renounce false and
sinful deeds. You recite the name of God in your heart
repeatedly.
You should love the company of saints by giving up the
company of bad elements. If you remember the name of God
with full determination, then you will swim across the ocean
of existence.
He will not face defeat, who is reciting the name of God.
Without the guidance of Guru, a devotee cannot attain
liberation.
This is a fact that without true Guru, the life is fruitless.
A devotee attains knowledge about the God through Guru.
Ravidass says, pay obeisance to the feet of Guru and
renounce pride. The month of Vaisakh is delightful only
for those who remember the name of God and attain the
divine sight. 


Jaith (May-June)
JAITH TAPAT BAHU GHAM KAR, SHANT NA HOVAT MEET. KARODH AGAN KAR TAPAT, MANN
LOBHI LOBH PREET. SOHANG NAM MUKH JAPAT, JAN KIRAT KARAIAH NEET. SANTA SANG
NIVAS KAR, SHANT BHAYO TIN CHEET. UTPAT KARAI AAP SABH, KARAI PALNA NEET. PRABHU
BIN DUJA NAHI KO, KAR NEHCHAI PARTIT. TIS PRABHU KO TU JAP SADA, HOKAR MANNO
NACHIT. PRABHU SIMRAN GUR DAYA TE, NASHAT HOT JAM BHEET. SATGUR KE PARTAP TE,
GAWHU PRABHU GUN VAAD. SO KIRPA NAITER RASNA NAM KA, KARAN DIYAY SUN NAD.
SUNDER SAJAYA JAH PRABH, RAKH SADA TIS YAAD. JO JAN BHAGAT BIHEEN HAI, JANAM
JAYE TIS BAAD. GUR CHARNI LAG BHAGAT KAR, MITAH PAP AGAAD. KIRTAN BHAGTI TISRI,
RAKHO EIN KO YAD. JAN RAVIDASS GUR SIMRAYA, JO JAN SADA ANAAD. JAITH TAPUNDA
NA LAGAYE, JIN CHAKHYA NAAM SUAAD ||
The month of Jaith is too hot and in the warm atmosphere
the mind does not remain cool. The fire of anger further heats
up the body and the greedy mind involves in the further
greediness.
The people are praising those who recite the name of God.
In the company of saints your mind will become peaceful.
The Creator also nourishes. Therefore none else except
God is definite. You sing songs in His praise.
You remember the name of God, in your calm mind. With
the recitation of God’s name and due to the kindness of Guru,
the fear of the god of death will be wiped out.
With the kindness of true Guru you sing songs in the
praise of God. With His blessings you are provided with the
eyes to see the God, tongue to recite His name and ears to
hear the celestial sound.
Remember the God, who has created your beautiful body.
The man who does not worship God, his life is useless.
Worship the God after devoting yourself to the feet of
Guru; this will eliminate your sins. You should keep the third
type of worship in your mind i.e. singing of holy hymns and to
remember Him.
People who are reciting the name of their Guru, they are
leading a blissful life. Those who have tasted the holy name of
God, they do not feel the heat of Jaith month, says Ravidass. 

Harh (June-July)
HARH AVADH HAI GHAM KI, SHANT AVADH SUKH JAAN. LOBH AVADH HAI PAP KI, KAR
BHAGAT MILAI HAR DHAM. GUR KE CHARAN SU KANWAL KI, KARHI SEV SUJAN. SAGAL
SHRISHAT JAISE MALAT, CHARAN KANWAL BHAGWAN. AATH PAHAR GUR CHARAN MAL,
DRIRR KAR NEHCHAI DHIYAN. ANTASH KARAN KARSHUDH, TAB HOT PAP KI HAAN. PAP
NASHAT GUR BHAGAT TE, DARSHAN KARJO NEET. KARAN BHAGAT HAI MUKAT KA, KAR
NIHCHAI PARTIT. CHARAN BHAGAT KAR LACHMI, SHAKTI BHAI SU MEET. JAGAT CHARAN
KI SHAKT TIS, BHAI SO JANO MEET. BHAGAT SU GUR KE CHARAN KI, KAR NIHCHAI DHAR
CHEET. GUR BIN AUR NA DHIYAN DHAR, EH RAVIDASS KI REET. HARR SHANT SUKH TIN
JANAN, JIN GUR BHAGAT PREET ||
The month of Harh is hot and too harsh. But the true
happiness lies in reciting the name of God. There is no vice
like avarice in the world. O man! If you worship the God only
then you can achieve His abode.
The noble men are serving the lotus feet of God.
Everybody living in this world wants to achieve the holy feet
of God.
O man! If you meditate on Guru’s feet with
determination, all the twenty four hours, only then your innerself
will become pure and your all sins will be eliminated.
If you worship your Guru then all your sins will be
destroyed. Therefore, you can see the glimpse of Guru’s face
daily. With determination you should meditate on God then
you will attain salvation.
O friend! The goddess of wealth maya becomes powerful
after meditating on the lotus feet of God. But after worshipping
the God, the maya assumes the unique power of the entire
universe.
O man! Therefore, you worship Guru’s feet with full faith.
You should not meditate on any other demi-god except the
Guru. This is the tradition of meditation. The month of Harh
is peaceful for those who worship Guru with full devotion,
says Ravidass. 


Sawan (July-August)
SAWAN SHANT BHAYE JAGAT MAIN, BARACH HOYE BASHES. GHAR MANGLACHAR HAI,
NASAI SABHI KALESH. ANN, DHAN BAHUTA UPJAYA, GAUAN GHAS HAMESH. SUHAGAN
SADA ANAND HAI, DUHAGAN MAILA BHES. KAR PUJAN GURU CHARAN KI, SHARDHA SAATH
HAMESH. PAAN, SUPARI, PUSHPKAR, PUJAN KARO HAMESH. ARCHNA BHAGTI PANCHMI,
GUR PUJA MAIN DHIAN. BINA EISHT GURDEV TE, PUJO DEVA NA AAN. GURU HAR MAIN NA
BHED KUJH KAHYO AAP SUJAN. NIHCHAI KAR GUR CHARAN BHAJ, HOVAT HAI KALYAN.
GUR SAMANN NAHI AUR JAG, JANAT SANT SUJAN. KEH RAVIDASS GURCHARAN KO, KARAT
SADA HI DHIAN ||
The month of Sawan brings peace and calm to the world
because it brings rain. The happiness prevails in every house
and all sufferings run away.
The yield of food grains increases. The growth of grass
also increases for cows. The married women are happy; the
widows are ignored and deserted.
Worship the feet of Guru with devotion. You worship
His feet by offering betel-leaf, betel-nut and flower.
This is the fifth type of worship in which more and more
attention is being paid on the worship and meditation of Guru
with full faith. Do not worship any other idol, except Guru
and God.
“There is no difference between Guru and God”, says
wise men. You worship the Guru’s feet with determination,
you will attain happiness.
“There is no one else on the earth like Guru”, wise saints
know this fact. Ravidass says, one should always meditate on
the feet of Guru. 


Bhadron (August-September)
BHADRON BHARAM BHULAYA, MAYA SANG PIAR. GUR BIN SHANT NA PAYE HAI, JANAM
MARAN MAIN BARAMBAR. JINA VISARYA RAM NAM, GUR CHARNI NAHI PIAR. DHRIG TINA
KA JEEVNA, KAHU AYE SANSAR. BHAV JAL MAHI BHAVANDAYAN, NA URWAR NA PAR. GUR
CHARNAN KA AASRA, JIN MANN LINA DHAR. KAR DANDOT GUR CHARN MAIN, BHAVNIDH
UTRAI PAR. GURDEV GURU SAMAJH KE, KARI SHUKAR VICHAR. BANDANA BHAGTI CHATHI
EH, KARAI SHISH VADBHAG. AVAR KARAM SABH TIAG KAR, GUR KI CHARNI LAG. GUR KE
CHARAN BAHU PREM KAR, MAYA MOH TIAG. BIN GUR BHAGAT NA THIR KACHU JAGAT
PASARA BAG. PURAN PUN PARTAP TE, JAGYO EISO BAIRAG. SIEYO MOH KI NEEND MAIN,
GUR KIRPA BHAYO SUJAG. RAVIDASS GURU CHARAN KO, TU KABHI NAHIN TIAAG ||
The man forgets God and engages himself in love of
worldly happiness by virtue of illusion in the month of
Bhadron. You cannot save yourself from the transmigration of
soul without the help of Guru. The Guru will provide you the
peace of mind.
Those who forget God and do not worship the feet of
Guru, their lives become shameful and useless.
They are floating in the middle of the ocean of existence.
They are not reaching either bank. Only those will swim across
the ocean of existence, who have adopted the feet of Guru in
their mind.
O man! If you pay obeisance to the Guru’s feet, then you
will swim across the ocean of existence. You should be thankful
to the God, who has come to help you in the guise of your
Guru.
This is the sixth type of meditation which a fortunate
disciple performs. After renouncing all other activities, he
surrenders himself to the feet of his Guru.
O man! Love the lotus feet of Guru devotedly and
renounce the charm of maya. The whole world is mortal. The
worship of Guru is immortal.
As a result of the virtuous actions performed by a man
during his last birth, his mind adopts renunciation. But the
man is entrapped in the worldly charms and enjoying a sound
sleep. By the grace of Guru, he can awake from his sleep.
Ravidass says, O man! You should not forget the lotus
feet of Guru. 


Assu (September-October)
ASSU AASA PURIAN, JAB GUR BHAYE DAYAL. CHARNI LAVO DASS KO, KARO PRABHU PRITPAL.
PREM TAR GURNAAM MANN, GAL PAVO MAAL. DARSHAN KAR GUR CHARAN KO, TAB HI
BHAYE NIHAL. GUR CHARNI LAG BHAGAT KAR, TIAAG MOH KA JAL. GUR BHAGTI TAB PAYIEH,
JE HOVAI LIKHIYA BHAG. DASSA BHAGTI EIHI HAI, SAPTAM JANO LAL. KARO ABHI
PACHTAYOGAI, PHIR HAATH NA AVAI KAAL. EH DASA BHAGTI KINI, VIRLAI VEER. SWAS
SWAS AAGYA RAKHIYO DHEER. RAHAI SADA VICH AAGYA, EHIO BHAGAT MAHAAN. DASA
BHAGTI EIHI HAI, DASAN DAS BIKHAN. BUDH, SUDH TAB HOI HAI, PAVAI NIRMAL GIAN.
ASSU PURAN AAS SABH, GURDEV VIKHIAAN. RAVIDASS GURU CHARNAN KA, SADA KARAT
HAI DHIAN ||
In the month of Assu, all desires of a man are fulfilled,
with the blessings of Guru. O God! You nourish all!! Please
attach me to your holy feet.
You prepare a rosary from the string of love and beads of
Guru’s name and wear it around your neck. You feel happy
after seeing a glimpse of Guru’s feet.
O man! You get the chance to worship Guru, according
to your destiny. You meditate on the Guru’s feet and renounce
worldly attachment, love and affection.
O disciple of Guru! This is the seventh type of disciple’s
worship. The worship is being performed in the seventh month
of the year is just like ruby-stone. The time will not wait for
you; therefore, you start meditation just now. Otherwise you
will have to repent later on.
Only rare persons have performed such type of worship
with every breath of their body. You should recite the name
of God according to His orders. To obey Him is the supreme
worship.
To obey God’s orders is the supreme meditation. This is
the real worship to be performed by a disciple. A servant of
God’s servant can define such meditation. After achieving the
spiritual and holy knowledge of God, a disciple attains wisdom,
awareness and power of understating. Great Guru preaches
that by reciting the name of God in the month of Assu, all
desires of the disciple will be fulfilled.
Ravidass says, a disciple should always worship the holy
feet of his Guru. 


Kattak (October-November)
KATTAK KARAM TIAAG KAR , BHAGAT KARO GURDEV. SOHANG SOHANG JAPANDIYAN, KAR
SANTAN KI SEV. MAT, TAT AUR BHRANT TE, PRIYAH JAN GURDEV. AUR SAKHA NEH JAGAT
MAIN, JAISE HAI GURDEV. SAKHA BHAGAT EH ASHTAMI, KITI ARJAN DEV. SAKHA JAN GUR
BHAGAT KAR, TIAG KARO AHMEV. KAM KRODH HANKAAR TAJ, TAB KACHU PAVAI BHEV.
SAKHA BHAGAT SUBHAV YEH, JIM JAL, DUDH MALEV. SARAB KARAM KO TIAAG KAR, HAR
GUR JAPDIN RAIN. BAAJH NEER JIM MEEN KO, AAVAT NAHI CHAIN. CHAKVI KARAI VILAM
JIM, KAB EH JAVAI RAIN. CHAND, CHAKOR KI PREET JIM, MOR MUGADH GHAN BAIN.
SWAS, SWAS NAHIN BISRAI, JIYON BACHRAI KO THAIN. JIM KAMANN PARSAN ATT, PATI KO
DEKHAT NAIN. KATAK SAVER KAAM SABH, JAB GUR KARNA AAIN. RAVIDASS GURDEV
CHARAN KO, THOYE, THOYE KAR PAIN ||
You should worship Guru in the month of Kattak, after
renouncing your sinful deeds. You serve the saints and recite
the name of God. You should think the Guru dearer to your
mother, grandfather and brothers. There is no other generous
person than Guru.
Generous is the eighth type of meditation relating to the
month of Kattak, which was performed by Arjun of Mahabharat.
O man! You should perform worship under the guidance of
Guru and you should renounce pride.
If the man after renouncing the sexual desires, anger and
pride, meditates, then he can know the secret of God. In such
type of meditation, the devotee should absorb himself in the
God in order to achieve oneness with Him. He should attain
oneness with God like water and milk mixed together.
O man! After renouncing your sinful deeds, you should
recite the name of God, day and night. As a fish cannot live
without water, like this a devotee cannot live without God.
The bird chakvi, while wailing, waits for the night to go, o
man! You should love God as bird chakor loves the moon and
peacock loves clouds.
O man! You should not forget the God as the calf cannot
forget milk. As a beautiful woman feels happy on seeing her
husband, like this you should be happy to see the God.
In the month of Kattak, due to the kindness of God, all
efforts of a man bear fruit. The devotee should drink the nectar
of Guru’s feet, says Ravidass. 


Maghar (November-December)
CHARRYA MAGHAR HAI SAKHI, GAVO PRABH KEH GEET. SANTA SANGAT PAYE KAR, GURDEV
SIMRO NEET. TAN, MANN, DHAN SABH ARAP KAR, AISE KARO PREET. TIAG LOBH, MOH
AHUNKAR SABH, GURDEV KI KARO PREET. GON VAK SABH TIAG KAR, SANT VACHAN DHAR
CHEET. TAN, MANN, DHAN EH HANKAAR, APNAI KACHU NA MAAN GARAB KARAT JO INSAI,
SO NAR HAI ANJAAN. AAP KACHU NA HOT HAI, DENHAAR HAR DHAM. MAIN KIYA MAIN
KARAT HUN, KURRA KARAH MANN. HAR KA DIYA SO GUR DIYA, TAIN KI DIYA AAN. TERA EIK
HUNKAR HAI, ARPAN TIS KO MANN. NAV PARKAR KI BHAGAT EH, SAT GURDEV BIKHAN. JAN
RAVIDASS KARAI BHAGAT JO, SHUDH BHAYO TIS MANN ||
O companion! The Maghar month has come; you sing
songs in the praise of God. In the company of saints, you
remember your Guru daily.
You dedicate your body, mind and wealth to your beloved
God. Such should be your love for Him. You love your Guru
after renouncing greed, affection and pride.
After discarding meaningless sayings, you remember the
sayings of saints only. You renounce the pride of body, mind,
and wealth. There is nothing which belongs to you.
That man is totally ignorant of truth who feels proud about
his body, mind and wealth. A man cannot do anything himself.
God is the only benefactor.
Man says I have done this, I am doing that, it is all false
and not honourable. What the Guru has given to you, it has
been given to you by the Benefactor. In return what you can
give to the God?
O man! You have one thing i.e. pride. What you can
dedicate to God? This is the ninth type of meditation as
described by the true Guru. Ravidass says, the disciple who
worships God becomes a pure hearted man. 


Poh (December-January)
MAGHAR PURA BHAYA JAB, TAB CHARRYA POH MASS. SOHANG NAAM TU SIMAR NIT, JAG
TE HOYE UDAS. AVAR KAMNA SARAB TAJ, SATGUR KI KAR AAS. SATGUR SHARNI LAGAYAN,
PAP HOT SABH NAAS. SARWAN KARAT GURA TE, SADHAN GIAN BILAS. VACHAN DHAR
GURDEV UR, SABH SANSAI HOVAN NAS. SATNAM UPDESH GUR, KAR TU DRIRR ABHIAAS.
VACHAN GURU PARKASH KAR, HOT BHARAM SABH NAS. SARWAN EIS KA NAM HAI, SUN
SATNAM BICHAR. SAT SAROOP PARMATMA, MITHIYA JAGAT AASAR. TIS PRABH KO TU SIMAR
MANN, JO HAI SARAB ADHAR. SATGUR SHARNI LAG KAR, SAMJHO SAR AASAR. PRABH BIN
AVAR NA JAN KACHU, SABH EIK BRAHAM PSAR. ASTHAWAR JANGAM AAD SABH, JIYA, JANT
NIRDHAR. JAN RAVIDASS POH BITIYA, AB SUN MAGH VICHAR. JAN GURDEV HAR BHETIYA,
BHAVJAL UTRAI PAR ||
After the completion of Maghar month, the month of Poh
arrives. This world is the cause of sufferings; therefore, you
recite the name of God daily.
You should renounce all other desires and remember the
true Guru. If you devote yourself to the feet of Guru, then all
your sins will be destroyed.
After listening to the sermon of Guru, carefully, the man
conceives knowledge. You adopt the sermon of Guru in your
heart, and then all doubts will be dispelled.
According to the teachings of Guru, you repeat the true
name of God. By assuming the sayings of the Guru, a man
perceives knowledge regarding the Ultimate Reality. After
attaining such spiritual knowledge, all doubts of the devotee
will come to an end.
Listen the name of God and think about His true name.
Immortal is the true God only, whereas the whole universe
is mortal.
You remember God in your mind who is the basis of the
universe. After taking refuge in the feet of the Guru, you try
to understand this world and the next world.
There is nothing true except the God in the world. The
whole universe is His creation. All the shaivite, ascetics and
other species are mortal.
The month of Poh is departing, now you should think about
the month of Magh, says Ravidass. By the grace of Guru who
meets the God can swim across the ocean of existence. 


Magh (January-February)
MAGH MAHINA DHARAM KA, DRIRR KAR TU SATSANG. SANTA SANG PREET KAR, KADI NA
HOVAI BHANG. DHUR SANT KAI CHARAN KI, SOI SHRESHAT HAI GANG. PAPAN KI MALL
UTRAI, CHARRAI NAM KA RANG. MANNMUKH SANG NA KIJEAY, PARRAT BHAJAN MAIN
BHANG. DUKH BINSAI SUKH LABH HOVAI, GURMUKH JIN KAI SANG. NAM JAPO MIL
GURMUKHAN, JO HAI SADA ASANG. TU VI PRABH TE BHIN NAHIN, JION JAL MAHI TARANG.
SOHANG NAM RAG RAG RACHAI, NAM KA CHARAI JAB RANG. PANCHO VAIRI TIAG KAR,
TAB HOYE NISANG. GUR PREMI GUR KI SHARAN GAH, KARAT KHOOB VICHAR. GURDEV
KE PARTAP BIN, SAMJHAI NA SAR ASAR. KARKAI DRIRR UPDESH GUR, BHAVNIDH UTRAI
PAR. MAND BHAG BIN SATGURA, DUBAN BAHV NIDH DHAR. SATGUR KE PARSAAD HAM,
JANEYA ATAM RAM. JANAN JOG SU JANYA, JO ATAM NIJ DHAM. MITIA GUMANN GUR
DAYA TE, PAYA AB VISRAM. PUNAI SAGAL MANNORTHAN, RAHIYON NA BAKI KAM. ANEK
JANAM DUKH PAYE KAR, AYE GUR KI SAM. JEHRAI BICHURAI TEH MILAI, BHAYE AB ATAM
RAM. SATGUR KE BHAJAN BIN, NAHIN AVAR KUCH KAM. EIKO SOHANG SATNAM JIYO,
SIMRO ATHO JAAM. SARWAN KAR GUR VACHAN KO, NISCHAI KAR UPDESH. NISVASAR
ABHIAAS KAR, TAJJ KAR SAGAL KALESH. BUDBUDA PHEN TARANG KA, JAL TE BHIN NA
LAIS. SABH BHUKHAN JIN KANAK KE, KANCHAN BIN NA SHESH. GHAT MIT MATI ROOP
SABH, AUR NA KACHU VISHESH. ANIK BHANT PAT JO BHAYE, SUTAR TIS KA VAIS. RAVIDASS
GURU CHARAN KAI, KARHU SADA ADESH ||
The month of Magh is a religious month, you join
congregation of pious persons with determination. You should
love the company of saints and it should not be broken at all.
Bathe in the dust of the saints’ feet which is like the holy
water of the Ganges. All sins will be destroyed and the man
will adopt the colour of God’s name.
Do not accompany the self-oriented one, because this can
create obstacles in your recitation. Those who are enjoying
the company of holy persons, their sufferings will come to an
end and they will gain profit.
You recite the name of God in the company of devout
and pious persons. As the water and its waves are not different,
like this you are not having any separate identity from God.
When you will absorb yourself in the colour of God, then
the name of God will be absorbed in your veins. You have
become a devout after renouncing your five evil enemies.
A disciple while sitting in the feet of his Guru discusses
about spiritual knowledge. Without the help of his Guru, he
cannot understand the depth and meaning of God and His
creation.
The disciple of a Guru achieves the spiritual power to
swim across the sea of existence, when he assumes the sermons
of his Guru. An unfortunate man without the guidance of
Guru drowns in the middle of the ocean.
By the grace of Guru, I have come to know about God,
which is dwelling in me. I have come to know everything
about the abode of God and soul.
My pride has come to an end with the kindness of Guru,
now I am feeling calm. My all aims and objects have been
fulfilled. There is no work to do for me.
After enduring the sufferings of so many births, I have
come to Guru’s feet. I have absorbed myself in the Eternal
light from where I was separated.
Now I have no other work to do, except singing songs in
praise of true Guru. I am reciting the name of true God day
and night.
Listen Guru’s sermon and accept His advice. You repeat
His name continuously by renouncing all conflicts of mind.
As there is no difference between water and its bubbles,
between gold and ornaments made from God, like this the
soul is not different from the God.
The God has created all human beings from five elements.
There is nothing special in any person. A weaver weaves
different types of cloth from the same yarn. Like this the God
is equally contained in every person.
Ravidass directs the devotees to pay obeisance to Guru’s
holy feet. 


Phaggan (February-March)
CHARRYA PHAGGAN MASS JAB, FULI SABH GULJAR. DHARTI SABH HARYAWALI, SUNDER
BAG BAHAR. BULBUL MASAT BAHAR PAR, BHAVRA BHAYI GULJAR. NIRVAN FUL BAHU
BAAG MAIN, GALGAL, AAM, ANAAR. GURMUKH GUR KI SHARAN GAH. KARTAI KHOOB
VICHAR. SATGUR KAI PARTAP KAR, SAMJAI SAR ASAAR. KAR KAI DRIRR UPDESH GUR, BHAV
NIDH UTRAI PAR. MAND BHAG BIN SATGURAN, DUBAN BHAV NIDH DHAR. SATGUR KAI
PARSAD HAM, JANIYA ATAM RAM. JANAN YOG SO JANYA, JO ATAM NIJ DHAM. MITIYA
GAMANN GUR DAYA TAI, PAYA AB BISRAM. ANEK JANAM DUKH PAYE KAR, AYE GUR KI SHAM.
JEHRRAI VICHHURAI TEH MILO, BHAYE SO ATAM RAM. JAN RAVIDASS GUR BHAJAN BIN,
NAHIN AVAR KACHU KAM. GUR CHARNON KA DHIYAN KAR, SUN BARAN MASAK UPDESH.
PARRAI SUNAI JO PREM KAR, HOVAI KALYAN HAMESH ||
The month of Phaggan has arrived and all gardens are
blooming. The land has worn lush-green clothing. Gardens are
looking beautiful. In the spring season, the nightingale is happy
and the lover of flowers, the black bee is also happy to see the
blooming flowers. So many types of flowers are there in the
garden in addition to fruit of pomegranate and mango.
The Guru oriented disciple, while sitting in the feet of
Guru, thinks about the God and discusses the matter about
God with him. By the grace of Guru he understands the facts
about His expansion.
By obeying the Guru’s advice strictly, one can swim across
the ocean of existence. The unfortunate man, without the
guidance of Guru, is drowning in the middle of the ocean.
With the kindness and blessings of the Guru, I came to
know the God, which already exists in me in the shape of
soul. I have now come to know the fact that the abode of my
soul is in the feet of God.
By the grace of Guru, I have taken refuge in the name of
God. The cycle of transmigration has come to an end. After
enduring the sufferings of the previous birth, I have adopted
the shelter of Guru’s feet.
The soul which was separated from God, has now met
Him. There is no other duty for me to perform except reciting
the name of God, says Ravidass. After taking refuge in the
holy feet of Guru, listen sermons about the twelve months.
Those who reads and listens these hymns will be benefitted. 

DOHRA
DHARAT AKASH KO THAPAYA, RAIN DIVAS NIT PAAL. SARAV JEEV KAI KARAM JO, SAHIB
KARAI KHIAAL. AAP APNA SABH PAVTAI, KIRAT DHUR PARWAN. PAWAN PANI SAVNTAR KE,
RAKHSHAK BHAY BHAGWAN. RAVIDASS KAHAI BHAJ NAAM KO, NIRBHAI PAVAI VAAS. TERA
FAL TUJH KO MILAI, HOVAI BAND KHALAS ||
The God has created land, sky and established day and
nigh. On the performance of everyone, He keeps vigil. Every
body is getting his due according to his deeds, but the honest
earnings from hard labour are acknowledged in the court of
God. In the wind, fire and water i.e. everywhere the God
protects. Ravidass says, you repeat the name of God, and then
you will attain fearlessness. You will get desired fruit and attain
salvation.

SAAND BANI
SOHANG SAAND SOLAKHYA, SARAB GHAT. MIL GUR NAM LAGAYEO RAT. CHONK CHATAR
JAG JAN MAHAAN. PURAN HAAR JAGAT SO PRAN. NANKAI, MAPAI, SAK, SOHAILAI. KAR
KIRPA SATGUR PRABH MAILAI. HATH GANA, GANIYO SO MAAL. KIYA PUN, DAN RACHAN
AAKAL. KUMBH KAMAL JANAM, JAN PAYEO. SURAT SHABAD AANAAJ MILAYEO. BHAR JAL,
KUMBH KARAJ MAIN DHARYO. TIV KARAJ SOPURAN KARIYO. DIPAK DIL, HANG TAIL BITHAI
SURAT MILA, UTAI JOT JAGAYI. GUR BHARVASAI, SO SANDHOOR. NOU DAR TON, NO GREH
SABH DOOR. GURMUKH SAAND, SAMAJH SACH SOI. SABH KARAJ, PRABH OT LAI HOYI.
KHOPA KARAJ, SAMAGRI GHIYO. EIK DAR KHATAM SOGANDI BHIYO. AB AMB, PAT JAGAN
JAG JAG | SURAT SHABAD MIL MANGAL RAG. SABH MIL PRAN, PRAAN, BITHAO. SANG
GUR SAT VISHVAS JAMAO. KAHAI RAVIDASS BHAJ HAR NAM. PRABH SO DHIYAN, SAPHAL
SABH KAAM ||
The recitation of God’s name is a very precious rhythm.
A man feels the God every where. But such recitation of God’s
name is only achieved with the kind favour of Guru.
God is the only support of the whole world. Everybody
should set an ideal example in order to spread the name of
God.
By the favour of true Guru, a devotee achieves the God,
and then all members of his maternal and paternal families,
including his other relatives become his friends.
The song of God’s name is a valuable wealth with the
man. If he achieves the immortal God, then there is no need
to perform charitable actions or to give alms.
The man is like an earthen water pot, who has acquired
an eminent birth. Man absorbs in the excellent treasure of
God’s name only by meditating on Him. In the pitcher of his
body, the water of God’s name is filled. This is the unique
action which completes all of his tasks.
In the lamp of heart, the oil of God’s name is poured
therein. The mental awareness is connected with the feet of
God and lamp of God’s name is burning.
The devotee has full faith in his Guru. He has used the
vermilion in such a way that nine doors and nine planets have
gone far away from him.
O devout! If you have true devotion to the God, then all
your tasks will be completed with the help of God.
The name of God is an auspicious coconut to start any
work. The name of God is Ghee and other ingredients for
offering prayer. The court of God is filled with the pleasing
fragrance of His own name. All ingredients such as fruit of
mango, leaves of mango tree etc., are singing songs in the praise
of God in the company of consciousness.
Everybody should take a pledge that in the company of
his Guru, he will have full faith in the God’s name.
Ravidass says, o man! Recite the name of God. By
meditating on God, you will become successful in your life.

ANMOL VACHAN (MILNI DE SAMAIN)
MEL MILAYA DATAI, MILIYA MILNAI KAI YOG. DIL JE MILVAI DATA, JANDAIN VICHORRAI
VALAI ROG. KHUSHIYAN SATGUR BAKHSHAI, UMRAN DE JANDAI NE VIYOG. TAN, MANN
VARYA JAVAI, MILNI ADAR SANG HOG. KIRPA PAG MASTAK RAKHO, SATGUR SABAR SIR YOG.
PRABH TON MIL KE MANNGO, PAVAI NA VICHORAI VALA BHOG. KEH RAVIDASS PUKARAI,
JANMANN DAI JANDAI SARAI SOG ||
Precious sayings
(At the time of ceremonial meeting between the
relatives of bride and bridegroom)
By the grace of God, the auspicious time of ceremonial
meeting has come. When the hearts meet each other, then the
pang of separation goes. When the true Guru bestows happiness
then separation of the whole life comes to an end. By dedicating
body and mind to the true Guru, the ceremony of meeting
will be performed honourably. By wearing the turban of God’s
grace, the two sides meet each other in an atmosphere of
satisfaction. Pray to God that you should not face separation
during your lives.
Ravidass says loudly, by reciting the name of God, all
sorrows and sufferings of your lives will come to an end.

SHADI UPDESH
||EIKOONKAR SOHANG SATNAM JIYO||
|| DVAYA SHAND||


‘’PEHALRRI LAANV’’
PEHALRRI LAANV HAR DARSHAN GURAN DA, JAVAI DOOR BULAYI. DIYAN MAIL HAR DAYA
DHAR KAI, GUJHI RAMAJ CHALAYI. ANHAD SHABAD SUNAI MANNN THIR KAR, MIT GAYE
SARAB ANDHAISAI. KIRPA SINDH GUR MILIYA PURA LIV LAGI HAR BHAISAI. PURAI GUR TAI
SHABAD SACH PAYA, RATAN AMOLAK MEETA. SUNDIYAN HI MANN MAST DIWANA, SHABAD
GURAN NAI KITA. MAHAVAAK SUN, SUN KAI GUR DAI, SHARDHA PREET MANN AVAI. KEH
RAVIDASS EH HAI LAANV PEHALRRI, CHUSATH TIRATH NAHAVAI||
Marriage sermons
(Davaiya Chhand- a prosodic form)
There is only one God whose name is true
First ambulation around Amritbani.
During first laanv (ambulation) by seeing the glimpse of
Guru, who is just like God, all sufferings come to an end.
When the God arranges the meeting of two persons, then they
spiritually become knowledgeable and the knowledge helps
them to understand the secret hints.
If they dedicate their minds to God, then they can hear
the mystic sound of God’s name. Then all their doubts will be
eradicated. By the grace of God, a devotee meets the true and
complete Guru, only then he meditates on God with
concentration of mind.
A man gets the word of God’s name from his Guru, and
then by reciting the word of God’s name he achieves the
gem of His name. After listening the word of God’s name
from his Guru, a devotee becomes mad and excited to meet
the God.
When a devotee hears the name of God, then his mind
adopts devotion and love towards God. Ravidass says,
during first laanv, the couple takes a bath in the sixty four
pilgrim places. 


DUJRRI LAANV
DUJRRI LAANV PREM PRITI, SURAT SHABAD MILAYI. SATGUR KITI PARAM PRITI, DARGAH
MAIN SUKH PAYI. SARAB MANNORTH TIS DAR TAI PAYO, SHARAN PARAI KO TARAI. HUKAM
ANDAR HAI CHAR PADARTH, TAN, MANN JAIKAR VARAI. SATGUR SHARAN REH VADHBHAGI,
SAHINSAI SAGAL GUAYAI. SATGUR DATA PRABH SANG RATA, NIS DIN HAR LIV LAYAI. BHARAM
BHULAVA, MITIYA DAVA, CHAL GURAN DI CHALI. KEH RAVIDASS EH LAANV DUJARRI BACHAN
GURAN DAI PALI ||
Second ambulation around Amritbani.
During second laanv, the mind loves God and absorbs in
Him. When a devotee loves God then he gets happiness in the
divine court of God.
The God has the power to fulfil all the desires of a man.
The man attains salvation after absorbing in the God. He also
gets the four riches after dedicating himself to the feet of God.
All doubts of a man come to an end, when he takes refuge
in the God. The true Guru is benefactor, who has absorbed
himself in the God and has achieved one-ness with Him. The
Guru urges His disciple to meditate on God.
All your doubts will come to an end after adopting the
path shown by the Guru. This is the second laanv, you should
obey by adopting Guru’s word, says Ravidass. 


TIJRRI LAANV
TIJRRI LAANV AVARAN DOSH TAI, REHIT BHAYA MANNN MERA. HAR GHAT DAI VICH EIK
SAMANNA, SO GHAR PAYA DERA. PARAM PRABHU PARMESHWAR JANA, TAN SUKH MILAI
UPARAI. MANN MAIN SACH MANGAL SUKH HOYE, JO LOCHA MANN DHARAI. MANGAL
DAI MANGAL NIT GAVAN, EIHO AMRIT DHARA. HAR, HAR SANG LIV JURRI JURRANDI SACHA
EH SAHARA || SUNDER SHABAD AMOLAK DARSHAN, JO SATGUR DAR AVAI. KEH RAVIDASS
SO LAANV TISRI SURAT GAGAN CHARR JAVAI ||
Third ambulation around Amritbani.
During the third laanv, my mind has become free from the
blame of colourless. The God is absorbed in the whole universe.
I have seen the abode of God in my inner-self. The man, who
meditates on God with full concentration of mind, will get the
blessings of God.
By God’s grace, the man gets unlimited happiness. After
singing the songs in the praise of God, one gets true happiness.
I sing auspicious songs in the praise of God. The stream
of God’s ambrosia is flowing in my body. God’s name is
providing true support.
A man will hear beautiful words in the divine court of
God. This is the third laanv, by hearing it the man will attain
highest spiritual knowledge, says Ravidass. 


CHOUTHARRI LAANV
CHOUTHARRI LAANV RATAN HAR JANA, SUKH SAMPAT GHAR AYE. ASSA, MANNSA SATGUR
PURAI, JAI, JAI SHABAD ALAYE. DHIRAI DHIRAI GAYI PAHUNCH HUN, HO SATGUR DI DASI.
NA AVAI, NA JAVAI KIT VAL, MILIYAN PURAKH AVINASHI. SAT SANTOKH BHAYA MANN MERE,
SATGUR BACHAN SUNAVAI AYA BAIRAG, MILIYA AVINASHI, JORRI JURRI SUHAVAI. MANN
MANDAR MAHAIN CHON UPJAYA, PREET PRABHU SANG LAYI. KEH RAVIDASS SAT LAANV
CHOUTHARRI, PURKHAI PURAKH MILAYI ||
Fourth ambulation around Amritbani.
During the fourth laanv, the man acquaints himself with
the God’s precious name, then the treasure of prosperity comes
to his house. The true Guru fulfils his desires. The devotee,
while applauding, will repeat the name of God.
The bride (soul) after becoming the maid servant of her
bridegroom (God) will perform meditation and then she will
be absorbed in the feet of God.
Then she will become free from the cycle of transmigration
and will achieve the eternal God.
By adopting the word of true Guru, a man gets true
satisfaction of his mind. After attaining the state of
renunciation, the man achieves the immortal God. The soul
after meeting her spouse, the God, then enjoys the bliss of
married life.
The man loves the God, who is residing in the temple of
his mind. This is the fourth laanv, which accords the opportunity
to a soul to meet the God, says Ravidass. 


SUHAG USTAT
||EIKOONKAR SOHANG SATNAM JIYO||
SURAT SUHAGAN GURU DEV PIARI, SOHANG NAM SANG KHELI. BHUT JANAM DAI
VICHRRYAN NU, AAN GURA NAI MAILI. JHOOTHI KHED BISAR GAYI TAN TAI, BAJIGAR SIYON
MAILI. SACHA PURAKH MILAYAN PARMESHWAR, TIS SANG LADH LADHELI. AAP SAMAAN
APNAI KITI, AGIAAN NEEND TAI JAGI. BHULI CHUKI RASTAI PAI GAYI, ATAM SIYOUN LIV
LAGI. SARAB VIAPI SATGUR MERA, SABH DA KARAI SUDHAR. KAHAI RAVIDASS MANN
BHAYAN DIWANA, MILIYA AMRIT DHAR ||
Nuptial Praise (Eulogy)
The God is one and only His name is true.
The conscious of a soul after meeting the word of God’s
name adopts the married status. The soul enjoys the bliss of
the company of God. The soul was separated from the God
for the past so many births. The Guru has arranged the meeting
of soul with the God. The false game of the world has come
to an end for her because she has absorbed herself in the
acrobat God due to the kindness of Guru. Now she is enjoying
the happiness of eternal bliss because her ignorance has gone
and she has become enlightened like God. She has adopted
the right path by discarding the wrong path. The true Guru is
omnipresent. He is engaged in the reformation of sinners. When
a man becomes crazy after the name of God, only then he
discovers the stream of God’s elixir in his body.

SAHIB SATGURU RAVIDASS MAHARAJ JI DAI MUKHARBIND ‘CHOUN
UCHARAN KITAI HOYE- MANGLACHAR
MANGLACHAR PEHLA
HAR, HAR NAM DHIYO, SADA MANN PREM KAR. LOBH, MOH, HUNKAR, DUT, JAMM DUR
HAR. SACH, SHEEL, SANTOKH, SADA DRIRR KIJIAYE. AMRIT HAR KA NAM, PREM KAR PIJIAYE.
SANTA SANG NIVAS, SADA CHIT LORRIAYE. MANNMUKH DUSHATA SANGAT, TON MANN
MORRIAYE. MANNMUKH CHIT KATHOR, PATHAR SUM JANIAYE. BHIJAT NAHAN KABI, RAHAI
VICH PANIAYE. TAJ KATHOR KA SANG, SADA GUR SHARAN GAHO. GUR CHARNAN MAIN
DHIAAN, SADA MUKH RAM KAHO. NAT PATI SATH PREET, SADA MANN KIJIAYE. TAN, MANN
ARPAI TAHAN, SADA SUKH LIJIAYE. NIJ PATI SATH PREET, SAYI SUHAGANI. PATI BIN AAN NA
HAIRAI SA BADHBHAGNI. JIN DHAN PATI PARMESHWAR, JANYO, HAI SAHI. SADA SUHAGAN
NAAR, PAYI DUKH NA KAHI. KEH RAVIDASS PUKARAI, JAPYO NAAM DOYEA. HAR KARAJ SO
EIK, SADA SUKH MANNO DOYEA ||
First Invocatory hymn
O man! You should always recite the name of God. Due to
the kindness of God, the sins like greed, affection and pride
will come to an end and the fear of the god of death will also
be eliminated. A man should adopt truth, modesty and
satisfaction in his mind. He should drink the nectar of God’s
name with full devotion.
Your mind should always prefer to avail the company of
saints. You should prevent your mind from the company of
self-oriented and wicked persons.
You should accept that the mind of a self-oriented man is
just like a hard stone which does not become wet in the water.
You should renounce the company of a harsh and cruelhearted
man. You should take refuge in the Guru. You should
meditate on the feet of Guru and recite the name of God.
You should love your spouse God with true devotion.
You will attain happiness if you dedicate your body and mind
to the God. The woman who is having husband’s treasure with
her enjoys the bliss of married life for ever. Any kind of suffering
will not harass her.
Both husband and wife should recite the name of God
because this is the superb and noble action. By doing this both
will enjoy happiness for ever, says Ravidass. 


MANGLACARAN DUJA
DUJA BHAYO MITAYO, MANGLA DUSRA. BAN, TRIN PARBAT, PUR RAHYO, PRABH HANSARA.
GHAT, GHAT EIKO, ALAKH, PASARA PASRAYA. GURMUKH JANAI GAYAN, NA JANAI ASRAYAN.
SABH GHAT PURAN BRAHAM, JAN GUR PAEIKAI. RAHAI SADA ANAND, TAS GUN GAEIKAI.
JO HAR TAI BAI-MUKH, SADA DUKH PAYE HAI. MANNAS JANAM AMOL, BIARTH GUAYE HAI.
GUR BIN LAHAI NA DHIR, PEER BAHU PAYE HAI. LAHAI ANANDAR SARAB, THAOR JAHA JAYI
HAI. JAB GUR BHAYAI DIAYAL, SO CHARNI LAYA. SATGUR KATAI BANDHAN, NAM JAPAYA.
SADH SANG PARTAP, SADA SUKH PAYEAI. SANTAN KAI PARTAP, NAM HAR DHIAYEH. SANTAN
KAI PARTAP, PATI PRABH PAYEAI. MILIYA ATAL SUHAG, VIYOG GVAYEH. SANGAT TOUN
AASHIRBAD, EIS JORRIYEA. KEH RAVIDASS EIN SANG, SADA SUKH LORRIAYE ||
Second Invocatory hymn
The second invocatory verse says, O man! Renounce
duality from your mind. The God is absorbed in the forest,
places of pilgrimage, mountains etc.
The God is absorbed in His entire creation. The devout
person only knows the highest spiritual knowledge about the
Ultimate Reality. He does not know about anything else.
After achieving the Guru, the devotee comes to know
about this reality that the God is absorbed in every atom. The
man who sings songs in His praise, he enjoys the pleasure of
spiritual bliss.
The man who has turned his face away from the God, has
to suffer. He is wasting his life in vain.
Without the guidance of Guru, the man remains impatient
and tolerates sufferings. After forgetting God, he has to face
humiliation.
The compassionate Guru provides shelter to His devotee
in His feet. The true Guru has the power to cut all worldly
bondages and helps his devotee to recite the name of God.
As a result of the company of saints, the man enjoys
happiness. Due to the kindness of saints, he remembers the
name of God.
By the favour of saints, the bride-soul achieves the spouse-
God. After meeting the eternal spouse, the days of separation
of the bride come to an end.
A man, after getting blessings from the congregation of
devotees, joins the God. He enjoys happiness, says Ravidass. 


MANGLACHAR TISRA
RAL MIL SAKHIYAN, MANGAL GAYA TISRA. SADA JAPO HAR NAM, NA KABHU BISRA. SATGUR
KAI LAGH CHARAN, SADA HAR GAYIAI. RIDH, SIDH, NOUN NIDH, SABHI KACHU PAYIAI.
SATGUR KAI PARSAD, ATAL SUHAG HAI. SATGUR BHAYAI DAYAL, TAN JAGIYO BHAG HAI.
SATGUR DARSHAN PAYAI, MITAI AGH SARAB HI. PAEYO SHEEL NIDHAN, MITAI GARAB HI.
RAHYA NA SANSA MOOL, JINIEH GUR PAYA. HIRDAI BHAYA PARKASH AGYAN MITAYA. BIN
HAR NAM NA SAR, KACHU SANSAR HAI. HAR KA NAM DHIAVAI, BHAV NIDH PAR HAI.
MANGAL MAHA SO MANGAL, HAR, HAR NAAM HAI. ATH PEHAR MUKH JAPO, EIHI SHUBH
KAM HAI. SACH RAVIDASS BATAVAI, NAM NA CHODIYEAH. GURU CHARNAN MAIN DHIAAN
SADA MANN JORRIYEA ||
Third Invocatory hymn
The female friends have sung the third invocatory song.
The man does not forget the God, if he recites His name daily.
One should sing songs in the praise of true Guru after
devoting himself to the feet of God. A devotee will achieve
prosperity, spiritual power and nine treasures of Kuber, the god
of riches. By the grace of true Guru, the bride gets eternal
spouse. After seeing a glimpse of the true Guru’s face, all sins
of the disciple are eradicated. He becomes fortunate.
Having a glimpse of the face of the true Guru all sins are
wiped out. By attaining the treasure of God’s name, the pride
of a man comes to an end.
Those who have achieved the Guru, all their doubts have
been wiped out. The darkness of ignorance comes to an end,
when the lamp of God’s name is illuminated.
Without the name of God, none else thinks about the
worries of the man. By reciting the name of God, the man
certainly swims across the ocean of existence.
In all the invocatory songs, the supreme hymn is the name
of God. The recitation of God’s name is the supreme deed.
One should not renounce the name of God. But devoting
to the feet of Guru, he should meditate on the name of God,
Ravidass is telling you the truth. 


MANGLACHARAN CHOUTHA
MANGAL CHAR AANAND, SAKHI MUKH GAYA. KARAJ BHAYA SUHELA , HAR HAT DHIAYA.
DHAN AUR PIR KI, PREET BANI EK SAR HAI. GHATA CHATA SUM MILI, MEEN JIM VAR HAI. PIR
SANG PAYE ANAND, NA DUKH KI LES HAI. PATI KI AGAYA MAIN, JO RAHAI HAMESH HAI. PATI
PARMESHWAR KARKAI, JIN DHAN JANAYA. SADA SUKHI BOH NAR, SARAB SUKH MANNYA.
JIN PAR SATGUR DAYAL, SUKHI BOH GAYEAH. MAHIMA APAR APAAR, NA KIMAT PAYEAH.
SATGUR KAI SANG, TERE AVAR VI KAITRRAI. KAR KAI DRIRR PREET, PREM KARO JETRRAI.
KARAJ SABH HI PURAI, SATGUR KAR DIYEH. PURAB PUN ANEK FAL TIS AB LIAYE. JAN RAVIDASS
PIAAS, SADA GUR NAM KI. HAR SANG RAHAI PREET, OT EIK NAM KI ||
Fourth Invocatory hymn
The singing of fourth invocatory hymn brings happiness.
All his tasks become successful by reciting the name of God.
A man should love the wealth of God’s name as the fish
loves water.
That woman enjoys the company of her spouse-God, and
she should obey the order of her spouse. The sufferings will
not touch that fortunate woman.
The woman, who provides the supreme status to her Godspouse
in her life, that woman will enjoy happiness and remain
happy for ever.
Due to the kindness of true Guru, the disciple feels happy
and he sings the songs in the praise of God. The grandeur of
infinite God is unlimited. No one can guess His value as He is
priceless.
Due to the company of true Guru, everybody becomes
your own. You love God with true devotion and also love
others.
The true Guru has very kindly, completed your all actions.
The true Guru has also been providing you the benefit of good
deeds performed by you earlier.
The man should always feel the thirst of God’s name.
After taking refuge in the name of God, he should love Him,
says Ravidass.

ANMOL VACHAN
PRANVANTAI PRAN GHARRI, SOHAYI JIYO. PRABH KIRPA TAI AAN, MILAYI JIYO. PRANVANTAI
PRAN, DHARAN KI JIYO. PRAN MAIN EIK NAM, SO LI JIYO. PATI GHAR PATNI EIK RASAYAN JIYO.
MAAT BARRI, CHOTI SUM, BHAIN JIYO. PATI, PARMESHWAR, SUM NAHIN DEV JIYO. PUJAN,
SEVAN, SUM, NAHIN MEV JIYO. PAWAN, AGAN, JAL, JAN HUMRAYI JIYO. SURAJ, DHARAT,
SANGAT, CHAN AGVAYI JIYO. BHUT JANAM VICHRRAT VIYOG JIYO. SURAT SHABAD VIYOG,
SANJOG JIYO. PRAN KARTAI, PRAN TORR, NIBHAYO JIYO. LOG KUSANG FARAK, NAHIN PAYO
JIYO. JAN RAVIDASS NIBHAO SANG, SOI JIYO. GUR KIRPA TAI, PRAPAT HOYAI JIYO ||
Precious sermon
O man! The auspicious time to take the pledge has arrived.
By the grace of God, you have met each other.
You adopt such a vow in your hearts so that you may
recite the name of one and only one God with your every
breath.
A talented wife brings grandeur to the house of her
husband. The man should behave with elder woman like his
mother and younger like his sister.
The woman should perceive her spouse like God. She
should adopt in her mind that there is no other God or demigod
equal to her husband. She will achieve the most precious
fruit by serving her husband.
The air, the fire and the water are associate of man whereas
the sun, the earth, the moon are his guide.
For many births, the man has been separated from God.
He has been suffering the pangs of separation. The recitation
of God’s name with full concentration of mind, can only change
the state of separation and reunite the man with the feet of
God.
O man! You should fulfil your pledge and recite the name
of God. You should renounce the company of wicked men.
Ravidass says, the God is the permanent companion of man.
The God can be achieved by the grace of Guru.

||SHALOK||
HAR SO HIRA CHADH KAI KARHAI AAN KI AAS||
TE NAR DOJAK JAHIGAI SAT BHAKHAI RAVIDASS||
He who forsaking God, the diamond, yearns
for other gods, he will go to hell,
verily says Ravidass.

RAVIDASS HAMARAI RAM JI DASHRATH KAR SUT NAHIN. RAM HUM MAIN RUM RAHYO
BISAB KUTAMBH MAHI ||1||
Ravidass says, I do not worship Ram, who is the son of
Dashrath, but my Ram is omnipresent God and He is fully
absorbed in my heart as well as in His creation. [1]


RAVIDASS HUMARO RAM TO SAKAL RAHYO BHARPUR. ROM ROM MAI RUM RAHIYO RAM
MASOOK NA DOOR ||2||
Ravidass says, my God is absorbed in every atom of
the universe. He is Omnipresent [2]


SARAV VIAPAK RAM HAI NAH KOYU EIK THAAM. SATGUR SAHIB SAKHA BHAYO RAVIDASS
HUMARO RAM ||3||
The God is omnipresent; therefore, any single place
cannot be said His abode. Ravidass says; however my God
becomes a very close friend of mine due to the kindness of
Guru. [3]


SARAV NIWASI RAM JU SAB GHAT RAHIYO SAMAYE. ’RAVIDASS’ NAM CHAKMAK BINA HAK
NOOR ADRISHTAYE ||4||
The omnipresent God is fully absorbed in every atom
of the world. When a devotee meditates on God only, then
with his spiritual power, he can experience the eternal light
of the God in his inner-self, says Ravidass. [4]


SAB GHAT MERA SAIYAN JALWA RAHIYO DIKHAYEA. RAVIDASS NAGAR MAH RUM RAHIYO
KABHU NA EIT UT JAYE ||5||
Ravidass says, my Master, the omnipresent God is fully
absorbed in every thing of the world and performing
miracles. His abode is the city of the world. After leaving
His abode, He cannot go hither or thither. [5]


SAB GHAT MAH RUM RAHIYO RAVIDASS HAMRO RAM. SOYI BUJHAI RAM KUN JO HOYE
RAM GULAM ||6||
Ravidass says, my God is absorbed in everyone. Only
he can realise the omnipresent God, who takes refuge in
His feet. [6]


GHAT GHAT VIAPAK RAM HAI RAMHI BUJHAI KOI. RAVIDASS BUJHAI SOYI RAM KUN JAYO
RAM SNEHI HOYI ||7||
The God is omnipresent but only a few people know
this fact. Only that person can know the God who loves
Him, says Ravidass. [7]


RAVIDASS HOUN KHALIK DEKHIYA SAKAL RAHYO BHARPOOR. SABH DIS DEKHIYON VIAPAK
KHALIK KA HI NOOR ||8||
Ravidass says, I have seen the Creator, who is absorbed
in the whole world. The brightness of His holy light can be
seen in all directions. [8]


MUKUR MAH PARCHAYI JIYON PUHUP MADHAI JIYON BAS. TAISAYO HI SRIHAR BASAI HIRDAI
MADHAI RAVIDASS ||9||
Like the reflection in mirror and fragrance in flowers,
the God lives in every heart, says Ravidass. [9]


RAVIDASS PEEV EIK SAKAL GHAT BAHAR BHITAR SOYAI. SABH DIS DEKHEYO PEEV PEEV
DUSAR NAHIN KOI ||10||
My beloved God is fully absorbed in every person. I
am feeling the God every where. There is no one else on
the earth like Him, says Ravidass. [10]


EIKAI BRAHAM HAI SAKAL MEH AUR SAKAL BRAHAMAH MAHI. ‘RAVIDASS’ BRAHAM SAB
BHESH MEH, BRAHAM BINA KACHU NAHIN ||11||
Ravidass says, there is only one Creator of the universe
and the whole creation is His abode. There is nothing except
God, the creator of the world. [11]


GAGAN MANDAL PIA ROOP SAOU KOT BHAN UJIAR. RAVIDASS MAGAN MANNUA BHAYA
PEY NIHAR NIHAR ||12||
The whole celestial region is shining with the eternal
light of God. The light is equal to the light of millions of
suns. Ravidass says, after seeing such an illuminated God,
my mind has become excited and delighted. [12]


‘RAVIDASS’ PIY BINU JAGAT MAH SUNI SEJ NA KOI. JIT DEKHUN TIT PIY KAR PRAGAT MOJRA
HOYE ||13||
There is no beautifully decorated bed lying unoccupied in
the world where beloved God is not enjoying. I see the holy
glimpse of my beloved God everywhere, says Ravidass. [13]


SABH NOORAN KAR NOOR JAYO SABH TEJAN MAH TEJ. ‘RAVIDASS’ HUMARAI PEEV KAR
SABH SOUN ADBHUD SEJ ||14||
He is bright of all lights and glorious of all glitters.
Ravidass says, my beloved God enjoys the bed of my mind
which is uniquely a decorated bed. [14]


’RAVIDASS’ JAGAT MAH RAM SUM KOYO NAHI UDAR. GANI GARIB NAWAJ PRABH DINAN
KAI RAKHWAR ||15||
There is none else so liberal and generous than my God
in the world. He bestows blessings. He is cherisher of poor
and protector of meek, says Ravidass. [15]


KABAI AUR KAILAS MAH JIH KUN DHUDHAN JAH. ‘RAVIDASS’ PIARA RAM TAYO BAITH
RAHA MANN MAH ||16||
To whom you are searching in Kaaba and Kailash, the
beloved God is sitting in your mind, says Ravidass. [16]


BAHAR KHOJAT KA FIRAI GHAT BHITAR HI KHOJ’ RAVIDASS’ UNMANN SADHIKAR DEKHU
PIYA KU AOJ ||17||
Why are you searching God outside? Search Him in your
inner-self. When after sitting in meditation, you recite the
name of God, then you can see Him, says Ravidass. [17]


BAN KHOJAN PIYA NA MILHI BAN MAIN PRITAM NAH. ‘RAVIDASS’ PIY HAI BAS RAHIYO
MANNAV PREMMHI MAH ||18||
O mind! You are searching God in the forest, but the
beloved God does not reside in the forest. Ravidass says
that the abode of God is the whole universe. You can
achieve Him by loving His creation. [18]


BAN KHOJAN KA JAYE RE RAM ALOPA NAH. SARAV BIAPI RAMTO RAVIDASS SABHAN KAI
MAH ||19||
Why are you searching the God in the forest? He has
not concealed Himself in the jungle. Ravidass says the abode
of omnipresent God is the mind of every person. [19]


RAGHO KRISAN KARIM HAR RAM RAHIM KHUDAYA. RAVIDASS MERO MANN BASHI KA
KHOJHUN BAN JAYE ||20||
The God is being called by the name of Ragho, Krishan,
Karim, Hari, Ram, Rahim, Khuda. Why are you going to the
forest in search of that God, who is residing in your mind,
says Ravidass? [20]


ONKAR HAI SATNAM AAD JUGAD SABH SAT. ’RAVIDASS’ SAT KAH SAMUHAI TIKVAI NAHI
AST ||21||
The name of God is true. He was true in the primal
age and He is also true today and will be true tomorrow.
Ravidass says, in front of that true God, the untrue maya,
cannot stay. [21]


JOU LOUN GHAT MEH PRAN HAI TOUN LOUN JAPYO SATNAM. RAVIDASS PARAMPAD PAYEHI
JIN GHAT BASYO RAM ||22||
O man! Recite the true name of God till you are alive.
Your inner-self is the abode of that true God. You
should recite the true name of God and attain the supreme
position by achieving the God, says Ravidass. [22]


SAT EISH KAHU ROOP HAI TA SAKAT AT APAR. RAVIDASS SAT KU DHARNA DAYEHIN PAP
NIBAR ||23||
Truth is one of the forms of God. The power of truth
is unlimited. All sins will be eradicated if you adopt truth,
says Ravidass. [23]


SAT SAKAT SOUN HOT HAI SABH PAPAN KA NAS. BADHIRA SAT SOUN BODH LAIYE SAT
BHAKHAI RAVIDASS ||24||
The truth is the supreme power which destroys all sins.
O deaf man! You have forgotten the true God, therefore
you should realise that fact and recite the name of God,
verily says Ravidass. [24]


RAVIDASS SAT EIK NAMHAI AD ANT SACH NAM. HANAN KARAIEI SABH PAP TAP SAT SUKHAN
KAR KHAN ||25||
Truth is also a name of God. He was true in the
beginning and will be true in the end. The God, the mine
of happiness, has the power to destroy all sins, says
Ravidass. [25]


JIN NAR SAT TIAGIYA TIN JIVAN MIRAT SAMAAN. RAVIDASS SOI JIVAN BHALA JAHN SABH
SAT PARDHAN ||26||
The man, who has renounced the truth, his life has
become soulless. Ravidass says, the life of that person is
pious who gives priority to truth. [26]


RAVIDASS SAT MAT TIAGIAYE JOU LOUN GHAT MAH PRAN. SAT BHRISHT KAR JAGAT MEH
SADA HOT APMANN ||27||
Ravidass says; do not renounce the truth so far you are
alive. He has to tolerate dishonour in the world who gives
up truth. [27]


KAYIM DAYIM RAM EIK DOEIM SAT EIMANN. RAVIDASSRAM AUR SAT BIN BIRTHA SABH
KUCH JAAN ||28||
Ever existing is the God only and second to Him is
truth and faith. Ravidass says every thing without God and
truth is useless. [28]


RAVIDASS SAT KAR ASRAI SADA SAT SUKH PAYE. SAT EIMANN KEH CHADIAI JAG JAYE TAYO
JAYE ||29||
After taking refuge in the true God, the man gets true
happiness. He should not renounce the true faith though the
whole world may become angry with him, says Ravidass. [29]


RAVIDASS SAT MAT CHADIYAEH JOU LOUN GHAT MAIN PRAN. DUSAR KOAU DHARAM NAHI
JAG MEH SAT SAMANN ||30||
A man should not renounce the truth, so far he is alive.
There is no other religion or faith in the world better than
truth, says Ravidass. [30]


ANTHAKRAN ANBHAYO KARAH TAYO MANNHU SABH SAT. RAVIDASS NIJ ANBHAYO MEH
SAT MEH JANHI SAT ||31||
When a man, perceives the God in his inner-self only
then he attains knowledge about the eternal truth. Ravidass
says, o man! You should know the supreme power of truth
from your personal experience. [31]


JEHN ANDH VISHWAS HAI SAT PARAKH TEH NAHI. RAVIDASS SAT SOI JANIHAI JOUN
ANBHAYO HOYE MANN MAHI ||32||
If the mind of a man is involved in superstitions, then
he cannot determine the purity of truth. Ravidass says, only
he can assess the genuineness of truth, who has perceived
the God in his inner-self. [32]


JO NAR SAT NA BHAKHIN KARHIN VISWASGHAT. TINAH HUN SO KABHU BHULIHIN RAVIDASS
NA KIJEH BAT ||33||
The man, who does not speak truth and indulges in
breach of trust, Ravidass says, you should not have any
dialogue with such a man. [33]


JAYO NAHIN THA SARIST MAHIN SOYAU HOYEAH NAH. RAVIDASS EIST SARVAT HAI RAHEI
SARISITIHI MAHN ||34||
If the God was not present in the beginning, then He is
not present today also. Ravidass says that God was present
in the primal age, He was present in medieval age and He is
present today in His creation. [34]


RAVIDASS MADURA PIJIAI JOU CHARAI CHARAI UTRAI NAAM MAHARAS PIJIAYE JO CHARRE
NAHI UTRAI ||35||
What is the use of taking that liquor whose alcoholic
influence increases or decreases repeatedly. You should
drink the elixir of God’s name whose intoxication when
increases, does not decrease, says Ravidass. [35]


ANTARMUKHI BHAYE JAYO KARHI SATNAM KAR JAP. RAVIDASS TINHI SOUN BHAJHUH
BHAGHI TINHUH TAAP ||36||
If a man remembers the true name of God in the innerself
of his mind then the three worst sins of the world
forsake him for ever, says Ravidass. [36]


EIRRA PINGLA SUKHMANNA BIDH CHAKAR PRANAYAM. RAVIDASS HOUN SABHI
CHANDHIAU JABHI PAYEON SATNAM ||37||
A man, who after renouncing the yogic exercises being
performed through the three wind-passages of the human
body, remembers the name of God only, then he can achieve
the God, whose name is true, says Ravidass. [37]


EIK CHINTA SATNAM KI DARAEIHU PARAM TAT. SEHAJ PARAM BHAGAT BHAYI RAVIDASS
PAYEHI BRAHAM SAT || 38 ||
I am worried about the true name of God. By the grace
of true name of God, I have realised the supreme Truth.
Ravidass says, after having a glimpse of true God, I have
adopted the calm and deep meditation; therefore, I have
achieved the transcendent God. [38]


RAVIDASS ARADHU DEV KUN EIK MANNN HOYE DHAR DHIYAN. AAJPA JAAP JAPT RAHHU
SATNAM SATNAM ||39||
Ravidass says, O man! Worship God and meditate on
Him with full concentration of mind. Then you will adopt
a silent prayer. As a result of this prayer, the true name of
God will resound in your body day and night. [39]


JA DEKHIYA GHIN UPJAI NARAK KUNDH MEH BAAS. PRABH BHAGAT SOUN UDHRAI PRAGTAT
JAN RAVIDASS ||40||
After seeing the sinful deeds of a person, you hate him.
Such a person will go to hell. By remembering the name of
God all his sinful deeds come to an end, says Ravidass. [40]


HAR SO HIRA CHAD KAI KARAI AAN KI AAS. TAI NAR JAMPURI JAHIGAI SAT BHAKHAI
RAVIDASS ||41||
He who forsaking God, the diamond, but yearns for
other gods, he will go to hell, verily says Ravidass. [41]


RAVIDASS MANNUKH JANAM MAH HOUN CHINTAU GURU EIK. AAD ANT JA SATGUR RAKHAI
SABHAN KI TEK ||42||
In this birth, like other men, I remember only one Guru.
My true Guru, who was present in the beginning of the
universe, will remain present till the end of this world. He
is the protector of all, says Ravidass. [42]


RAVIDASS LORAI JIS BUND KUN SO BUND SAMUND SAMANN. ANTAR KHOJI KUN MILYE
BRAHAM BUND KOU GIAN ||43||
O man! You are searching for the pious drop of God’s
name but this drop of elixir is equal to an ocean, which is
fathomless. If you search for that drop in your inner-self,
only then you can obtain the knowledge about this drop of
creation, says Ravidass. [43]


EIK BUNDSOUN BUJH GAYI JANAM JANAM KI PIAAS. JANAM MARAN BANDHAN TUTAYE
BHAYE RAVIDASS KHLAAS ||44||
By drinking a drop of God’s name the thirst of so many
births has quenched. The bondages of birth and death have
broken. Ravidass says I have attained emancipation. [44]


AMRIT RAS EIK BUND KUN TALPHAT HOUN DIN RAIN. ‘RAVIDASS’ AMIRAS BIN PIAI JIARA
NA PAVAI CHAIN ||45||
O man! You remain disturbed day and night in order to
drink a drop of nectar. Ravidass says without drinking the
elixir of God’s name, my mind cannot be happy. [45]


EIKAI MATI KAI SABH BHANDAI EIKO SIRJANHARA. RAVIDASS VIAPAI EIKOU GHAT BHITAR
EIKAI GHARRAI KUMHARA ||46||
All pots are made from the same clay and only one is
their Creator. Ravidass says, creator God is absorbed in His
creation. All living beings are created by one potter, the
God only, therefore, all are equal. [46]


RAVIDASS UPJAYE EIK BUND TAI KA BAHMANN KA SOOD. MURAKH JAN NA JANYE SABH
MAH RAM MAJOOD ||47||
All Brahmans and untouchables have taken birth from one
drop but the foolish persons do not know that the omnipresent
God is present in every person, says Ravidass. [47]


RAVIDASS EIKHI BUND SOUN SABH HI BHAYO VITTHAR. MURAKH HAI JO KARAT HAI BARAN
ABARAN VICHAR ||48||
Ravidass says, the whole universe was created from one
drop. They are foolish, who are still considering the concept
of low and high castes. [48]


EIK JOT TAI JAYO SABH UPJAIN TAYO UCH NEECH KIS MANN. RAVIDASS NAM KAT DHARAI
KAHUN KO NAD BIND HAI SAMANN ||49||
When everybody has taken birth from one flame, then
how will you decide that who belongs to a low caste and
who belongs to an upper caste? Ravidass says, when the
limbs of the bodies of all men are equal, then why are you
dividing people between low and high castes? The Creator
has created His creation evenly balanced. [49]


RAVIDASS EIKAI BRAHAM KA HOYE RAHYO SAGAL PASAAR. EIKO MATI SAB GHAT SIRJAI EIKO
SABH KOU SARJANHAR ||50||
The Creator is absorbed in His creation. Ravidass says,
all living beings, like pots are prepared from the same clay
and their creator is the only one God. [50]


RAVIDASS EIK HI NOOR TE JIM UPJAYO SANSAR. UCH-NEECH KAH BIDH BHAYE BAHMANN
AUR CHAMAR ||51||
When the Creator has created the whole creation from
His own glittering flame, and He Himself is absorbed in
His creation. Then how, Brahmans became high caste and
Chamars became low caste people, says Ravidass. [51]


RAVIDASS EIK BRAHAM BUND SOUN SAGAL PASARA JAN. SABH UPJAYO EIK BUND SOUN
SABH HI EIK SAMANN ||52||
The whole universe is the creation of one drop of the
Creator. When all the human beings are created from one
drop, then all are equal, says Ravidass. [52]


BAHMANN AUR CHANDAL MAH RAVIDASS NEH ANTAR JAN. SABH MEH EIK HI JOT HAI
SABH GHAT EIK BHAGWAN ||53||
O man! There is no distinction between a Brahman and
an untouchable, Chandal, because one flame is absorbed in
every body and the God is also dwelling in each person, as
a soul, says Ravidass. [53]


EIK NAJAR SOUN SABH KUN DEKHAI SARISIT KA SIRJANHARA. SABH GHAT VIAPAK ALAKH
NIRANJAN KAH RAVIDASS CHAMARA ||54||
The Creator of the universe perceives everybody equal;
hence He sees every one with one eye. The imperceptible,
faultless one God is omnipresent, says Ravidass, the tanner. [54]


SABH MEH EIKU RAMAH JOT EIKHI SIRJANHARA. ’RAVIDASS’ RAMHI SABHAN MAI
BRAHAMANN HUYI KA CHAMARA ||55||
Only one is the Creator and the flame of the one creator
God is absorbed in everybody. Ravidass says, when one God
is residing in every person then how can you make distinction
between a Brahman and an untouchable, Chamar? [55]


RAVIDASS JO KARTA SARISIT KA VAH KO KARTA EIK. SABH MAH JOT SAROOP EIK KAHAI
KAHUN ANEK ||56||
Ravidass says, the creator of the universe is one God.
The divine light of one God, after adopting several shapes,
is absorbed in His creation. [56]


RAVIDASS HOUN DEKHYA SODH KAR SAHIB BHEKH ANANT. EIK ATAM GHAT-GHAT RAMAI
SABH DIS EIKYO BHAGWANT ||57||
Ravidass says, I have observed critically that the God
is infinite and eternal. The one and only one God after
adopting so many forms is dwelling in each person. His
abode is in all directions. [57]


AAD ANT JAH KAR NAHIN JIH KAR NAM ANANT. SABH KAR PALANHAR HAI RAVIDASS ABGAT
BHAGWANT ||58||
The God is without beginning and also without end. He
is infinite and enjoying so many names. He nourishes all and
His farthest limits cannot be established, says Ravidass. [58]


RAVIDASS EIK JAGDIS KAR DHARAI ANANTAH NAM.|MERO MANN MEH BAS RAHYO
ADHIMANN PAWAN RAM ||59||
There is only one God. His creation has given Him so
many names. Ravidass says the name of that God is dwelling
in my mind. The God is redeemer of sinners. [59]


RAVIDASS HUMARO SAIAN RAGHAV RAM RAHIM | SABH HI RAM KO ROOP HAI KESO KISHAN
KARIM ||60||
Ravidass says,my Master is known by so many names.
Some call Him by the name of Raghav, Ram, Rahim. All are
the names of the same one God who is dwelling in His
creation. Others remember Him by the name of Kesho,
Krishan, Karim. [60]


RAVIDASS KOI ALLAH KAHYI KOUO PUKARAEH RAM. KESHAV KRISAN KARIM SABH
MADHAYO MUKANDHU NAAM ||61||
Ravidass says, some people call the God by the name
of Allah, some call Him Ram. But Keshav, Krishan, Karim,
Madho, Mukand, all are the holy names of God. [61]


SAMI SIRJANHAR HAI RAHIM KHUDAYE. RAVIDASS HAMARO MOHNA PAVAN KESO RAI ||62||
The God is the creator of the universe, who is being
called by the names of Ram, Rahim, Khuda. Ravidass says,
my beautiful God is that who is redeemer of sinners, who
is called by the name of Mohan and holy Kesho. [62]


ALAKH ALAH KHALIK KHUDA KRISAN KARIM KARTAR. RAMAH NAYON ANEK HAIN KAHAI
RAVIDASS BICHAR||63||
Ravidass says, I have thought carefully that the God is
being remembered as Allah, Khaliq (Creator), Khuda, Krishan,
Karim, Kartar, Ram etc. People have given so many names
to one God. [63]


JAB JAB FAILAYE JAGAT MEH KURR PAP ANDHKAR. TAB TAB RAKHAI HATH DAIYE RAVIDASS
EIK RAM HUMAR||64||
When the falsehood, sins, darkness etc., spread in the
world, only then the God comes forward to eradicate such
evils from the world, says Ravidass. [64]


RAVIDASS AAS EIK RAM KI AUR NA KARHU KOYOU AAS.|RAM CHAD AURAN RAMHIYE RAHIYE
SADA NIRAS||65||
Ravidass says, I have full faith in my God; therefore, I
do not look towards any other demi-god for help. Those
people who are ignoring the God and seeking help from
other demi-gods, they will have to face disappointment. [65]


MATHAI TILAK HAATH JAP MALA JAG THAGNAI KUN SWANG BANAYA. MARAG CHHADH
KUMARAG DAHIKAI SANCHI PREET BIN RAM NA PAYA || 66 ||
In order to cheat the world, the clever man puts a saffron
mark on his forehead, holds a string of beads in his hand
and wears gaudy robes. Ravidass says, he cannot achieve
the God without true love. [66]


DEHRA AUR MASEET MAH RAVIDASS NA SEES NAVAYA. JIH LOUN SEES NIVAVANA SO THAKUR
SABH THAY ||67||
Ravidass says, O man! You bow your head before the God
in the temple and in the mosque. But the God is not confined
only to temple and mosque. He is omnipresent. [67]


RAVIDASS NA PUJAYE DEHRA AUR MASJID JAYE. JEH TEH EIS KA BAS HAI TEH TEH SEES
NIVAYEH ||68||
I do not perform worship in a temple, nor do I go to a
mosque, I only bow my head in obeisance only there, where
the God lives. Ravidass says the God is omnipresent. [68]


HINDU PUJYE DEHRA MUSALMAN MASEET. RAVIDASS PUJYE RAM KUN JIH NIRANTAR
PREET ||69||
Hindus perform worship of the God in the temples and
Muslims in the mosques, but Ravidass meditates upon the
God with devotion and love, who is omnipresent. [69]


PREM PANTH KI PALKI RAVIDASS BAITHAYO AAYE. SACHAI SWAMI MILAN KUN ANAND
KAHYO NA JAYE ||70||
I have occupied a seat in the palanquin of God’s
affection. But I am unable to explain the experience of
spiritual bliss and joy, which I have felt during these
moments of meeting the true God, says Ravidass. [70]


RAVIDASS MERO MANN LAGIYO RAM PREM KO TEER. RAM RASAYAN JAYO MILHIN TAYO
HARAI HAMARI PEER ||71||
The arrow of God’s love and affection has pierced
through my mind. The pain of this wound will come to an
end when I shall apply on this wound the ointment of God’s
name, says Ravidass. [71]


KA MATHURA KA DWARIKA KA KASI HARIDWAR. RAVIDASS KHOJA DIL APNA TAYO MILIYA
DILDAR ||72||
I have gone to all the places of pilgrimage such as,
Mathura, Dwarka, Kashi, Haridwar etc., but I could not find
God there. When I started searching for Him in the innerself,
only then I found the beloved God in my heart, says
Ravidass. [72]


TURUK MASEET ALLAH DHUDHANDYI HINDU DEHRE GASANYI. RAVIDASS DHUDHANDAYA
RAM KUN JEH MASEET DEHRA NAHIN ||73||
The Muslims are searching for their Allah in the
mosques and Hindus are looking for their Ram in the
temples, Ravidass says, I am searching Allah and Ram in
my heart and not in the mosques or temples. [73]


DETA RAHAI HAJAAR BARAS MULA CHAHAI AJAAN | RAVIDASS KHUDA NAH MIL SAKYI JOU
LOUN MANN SAITAN||74||
The Mulla may go on calling the Muslim devotees for
offering prayer for a thousands years but he cannot achieve
Khuda till his mind is occupied by the devil, says Ravidass. [74]


JAYO ALLAH BASHIN MASEET MAH MANDER MAH BHAGWAN. RAVIDASS KHOJAYO DIL
APNAO TINHI PAYO REHMANN ||75||
According to Muslim, mosque is the abode of Allah
and according to Hindus; temple is the abode of Bhagwan.
Ravidass says, the man who searches God in his heart he
can attain Him. [75]


JO KHUDA PACHAM BASAI TOU PURAB BASAT HAI RAM. RAVIDASS SAIVAON JIH THAKRO
TIH KA THAV NA NAM ||76||
It is said the abode of Khuda is in the west i. e. Kaaba
and the abode of Ram is in the east. But the God, I meditate,
has neither a special place to live, nor a special name to
worship. The whole world is His abode and He is called by
so many names, says Ravidass. [76]


SURAT SHABAD JAYO EIK HOUN TAYO PAEHN PARAM ANAND. RAVIDASS ANTAR DIPAK JARYE
GHAT UPJADI BRAHAM ANAND ||77||
During meditation, when the conscious of a devotee
and the pious word of God’s name amalgamate in each other,
only then a state of supreme bliss occurs in the mind. The
lamp of spiritual knowledge lights in the inner-self of the
devotee, then he enters into the area of eternal and ultimate
bliss, the abode of God, says Ravidass. [77]


RAVIDASS SABDAH SAH JABHI SUKHAH EIKMIK HOYI. ANUBHUTI SATNAM SAVYON DETHI
LOI ||78||
When the recitation and meditation become one, then
the devotee feels the presence of God in his inner-self. Then
the knowledge of true God’s name kindles a pious light in
the mind of the devotee, says Ravidass. [78]


ONKAR KO DHIYAN MAH JOU LOUN SURAT NA HOYAI. TOU LOUN SANCHAI BRAHAM KUN
RAVIDASS NA BUJHYE KOI ||79||
So far a man does not meditate upon God with full
concentration of mind, till then he cannot know the true
God and achieve Him, says Ravidass. [79]


RAVIDASS DIYA JAGMAGH JARYE BIN BATI BIN TAIL. SURAT SADHIKAR HEYA MAH DEKH PIYA
KAI KHEL ||80||
The lamp of God’s name is glittering the world without
wick and oil. O devotee! You consciously meditate upon
God, and experience the strange game of the beloved God
in your inner-self, says Ravidass. [80]


RAVIDASS SURAT KUN SADH KAR MOHAN SOUN KAR PIAR. BHOJAL KAR SANKAT KATHI
CHUTAH BIGHAN BIKAR ||81||
Ravidass says, you love and meditate on your beloved
God with full conscious of mind, then your difficulties, evils
and crisis will come to an end. You will be able to swim
across the ocean of existence. [81]


JIVAN JOT KAISAI JAG KAISAI HOYAI ANTT. RAVIDASS MANUSH NA JAN HI JANAT HAIN
BHAGWANT ||82||
How the lamp of one’s life is burning and how the flame
of life will be extinguished? Ravidass says, no one knows
about this mystery. Only the God knows this secret. [82]


RAVIDASS JANMAI KAYOU HARAS KA MARNAI KAYO KA SOK. BAJIGAR KAI KHEL KUN
SAMAJHAT NAHIN LOK ||83||
Why do you celebrate the birth of a child joyfully and
mourn the death of a person? Ravidass says, the people do
not understand the game of the acrobat-God. [83]


RAVIDASS SOYE SADHU BHALO JAYO JAG MAHN LIPAT NA HOYAH. GOBIND SOUN RANCHA
RAHIYE AIU JANIHIN NEHN KOYE ||84||
Only those saints are virtuous who do not get
themselves entrapped in the worldly wealth. They keep their
minds involved in the worship of God. Except God they
do not know any other person, says Ravidass. [84]


RAVIDASS SOYE SADHU BHALO JIYO MANN ABHIMANN NA LAAYE. AOUGUN CHADHAH
GUN GAHYE SIMRAYE GOVIND RAI ||85||
Only those saints are pious, who do not allow pride to
come nearer to them. After renouncing the faults, they adopt
merits and recite the name of God, says Ravidass. [85]


RAVIDASS SOYE SADHU BHALO JAYO RAHYE SADA NIRVAR. SUKHDAYI SAMTA GAHAYE
SABHNAH MANNGHI KHAIR ||86||
Only that saint is virtuous who is devoid of enmity,
says Ravidass. He should be a well-wisher of equality and
shower happiness on all. [86]


RAVIDASS SOYI SADHU BHALO JAYO APAN NA JATAYAH. SATWADI SANCHA RAHYI MANN
HAR CHARNAN MAH LAYA ||87||
Only that saint is supreme who does not involve himself
in self praise. By adopting the path of truth, he dedicates
himself to the holy feet of God, says Ravidass. [87]


RAVIDASS SOYI SADHU BHALO JEJ MANN NIRMAL HOYE. RAM BHAJAH VISHYA TAJHI MITHI
BHASHI NA HOYA ||88||
Only that saint is good, whose mind is pious and pure and
who does not speak lie. After renouncing the evil and sinful
desires he repeats the name of God, says Ravidass. [88]


RAVIDASS SOYI SADHU BHALO JO JANHI PAR PEER. PAR PERA KAHUN PEKH KE RAHVAI
SADHI ADHIR ||89||
Only that saint is noble who feels the pain of others.
He himself becomes perturbed and undergoes pain on
feeling the sufferings of others, says Ravidass. [89]


RAVIDASS SOYI SADHU BHALO JO PAR UPKAR KAMAYAI. JOI JOI KAHAH VAHISOI KARHI
AAPA NAHIN JATAYE || 90||
The real saint is that who favours others with his kind
deeds, acts according to his sayings and does not indulge in
self praise, says Ravidass. [90]


RAVIDASS SOYI SADHU BHALO JO NIHKAPAT NIRPACH. SHAMASEEL AUR SARAL MANNAH
BAHAR BHITAR SWACH ||91||
A pious saint should be candid and impartial. He should
be very simple, pardoner, forgiver and pure from inside and
outside, says Ravidass. [91]


RAVIDASS SOYI SADHU BHALO NIRMAL JAKAI BAIN. JIH KAR DARAS AOU PARAS SOUN
MANN UPJAH SUKH CHAIN ||92||
Only holy saints speak soft, pious and unpolluted words.
Man attaints happiness by having a glimpse of the face and
touching the feet of such saints, says Ravidass. [92]


RAVIDASS SOYI SADHU BHALO JAYO HANSA GAT HOYAI. KAM KARAMSABH CHADH KAR
RAM BHAJAN MAH KOYA ||93||
Ravidass says, only that saint is supreme, who has the
spiritual power like swan to separate milk from water. By
renouncing all sinful desires he should devote himself to
the worship of God. [93]


RAVIDASS SOYI SADHU BHALO JIH MANN BASYE JAGDIS. RAHIYE OT ONKAR KI BURO BHALO
SAHYI SEES ||94||
Only that saint is supreme, whose mind has become
the abode of God and the God dwells in his mind. By taking
refuge in God, he tolerates the harsh words of others, says
Ravidass. [94]


RAVIDASS SOYI SADHU BHALO JO MANNAH DOKH MITAYE. UR MAH AAP NA THAPYI TRISHNA
AAS JALAYAI ||95||
That saint is true who overcomes his faults and does
not allow pride to establish in him. A true saint is that who
after eliminating his wishes, meditates on God, says
Ravidass. [95]


RAVIDASS SOYI SADHU BHALO JO SAHIB HATH BIKYAH. SAHIB BHAIT CHARRAN KAYO
APNAEH SEES KATAY ||96||
That saint is supreme who has offered his everything
including his head to the God, says Ravidass. [96]


RAVIDASS SOYI SADHU BHALO JIH MANN NAHI ABHIMANN | HARAS SOK JANYE NAHIN
SUKH DUKH EIK SAMANN ||97||
A true saint is that who does not allow pride to come
near to his mind. He neither obscures mourning nor
celebrates joy. He realises sorrow and happiness equal, says
Ravidass. [97]


RAVIDASS KAHAI JAKAI RIDAI RAHAI RAIN DIN RAM. SO BHAGTA BHAGWANT SUM KRODH
NA BIAPAI KAAM ||98||
In whose heart, the God is residing day and night, that
devotee has become equal to the God. The pride and evil
desires cannot disturb him, says Ravidass. [98]


JIHWA SOUN ONKAR JAP HATHAN SOUN KAR KAAR. RAM MILHI GHAR AAYE KAR KEH
RAVIDASS BICHAR ||99||
O man! While reciting the name of God, you earn your
honest earning by doing manual hard work. You attain the
God while sitting at home, says Ravidass. [99]


NEK KAMAYI JAYO KARHI GRAH TAJ BAN NEH JAYE. RAVIDASS HMARO RAM RAYAI GRAH
MAH MILIHI AAYAI ||100||
The man who earns honest earnings does not need to
go to forest in search of God. Ravidass says, the God can
be achieved while sitting at home. [100]


GRAHHI RAHHU SAT KARAM KARHU HARDAM CHINTHU ONKAR. RAVIDASS HMARO
BANDHLA HAYE KEWAL NAM ADHAR ||101||
Ravidass says, the man who does not go to forest and
recite the name of God while staying at home, can swim
across the ocean of existence. [101]


EIK BHROSO RAM KO AUR BHROSAI SAT KAR | SAFAL HOYEHU JIVANA KEH RAVIDASS BICHAR
||102||
I have full faith in my God and in my noble and true
earnings. Only due to this I have become successful in my
life, says Ravidass, after full consideration. [102]


KARAM BANDHAN MAH RAM RAHAY FAL KO TAJYO AAS. KARAM MANNUKH KO DHARM HAI
SAT BHAKHAI RAVIDASS ||103||
A man should perform duty while renouncing the hope
of reward because to perform duty sincerely is the real faith.
Work is religion, Ravidass says truthfully. [103]


SOU BARAS LOUN JAGAT MAH JIVAT RAH KARU KAM. RAVIDASS KARAM HI DHARAM HAI
KARAM KARHU NIHKAM ||104||
If a man gets a life span of a hundred years even then
he should perform noble deeds in this world. Ravidass says
noble deed is the religious faith and a man should perform
his duty without any desire for reward. [104]


DHARAM HET HIN KIJIYEA SO BARAS LOUN KAR. RAVIDASS KARAMAH DHARM HAI FAL
MAH NAH ADHIKAR ||105||
During a life span of a hundred year, one should perform
noble deeds according to his faith. Ravidass says, for a man
his work is faith. While doing virtuous deeds a man should
not think that reward is his right. [105]


DHARAM SAMUJHYE JO KAAR HOYE OH KAR FAL HOYI EISAT. RAVIDASS KOYAU VI KARAM
FAL HOHI NAHI ANISAT ||106||
A man, who performs his duty according to his faith,
gets desired reward. Ravidass says a work performed
according to faith and without desire for reward does not
go in vain. [106]


RAVIDASS MANNUKH KAR DHARAM HAI KARAM KARHI DIN RAAT. KARAM MAH FAL PAVNA
NAHIN KAHU KAI HAATH ||107||
A man should go on performing noble deeds day and
night according to his faith because work is his religion.
Ravidass says that a man should keep this fact in mind that
the reward of virtuous deeds is not in his hands. [107]


PARKIRTI PARBHAYAO BAS MANNUKH KARAT HAI KAR. MANNUKH TAYO HAI NIMIT ROOP
KAH RAVIDASS BICHAR ||108||
A man performs deeds according to his natural
temperament. Ravidass says the man is only a medium. He
has come to this world in order to perform his duties. [108]


KARMANN HI PARBHAYO TAJ NIHKARMI HOYI KAR KAAM. RAVIDASS NIHKARMI KARAM HI
MAIL KARAI RAM ||109||
After renouncing the influence of sinful deeds, a man
should perform actions without wish for reward. Ravidass
says, he can achieve God by performing such noble deeds
without desire for reward. [109]


SUKH –DUKH HAN LABH KAYO JAYO SAMJHI EIK SAMANN. RAVIDASS TINHEH JINIAYE JOGI
PURAKH SUJAN ||110||
One who considers happiness and suffering; loss and
profit equal, Ravidass says only such a man can be termed
as sagacious and knowledgeable sage. [110]


KARAM JOG KI SADH SOUN ATAMRAM SUDH HOYE. RAVIDASS BIJETA SO BHAYA KARAM
KARAI JO KOYAI ||111||
A devotee, who makes his inner-self pure, while
undergoing austerities and recite the name of God, such a
man becomes victorious in the world. Ravidass says, he
achieves the God by performing virtuous deeds. [111]


SADHAK BHANT JOG JUKAT KARAM KARHU RAVIDASS | DHARAMBODH KIJAHU KARAM
FAL KI TIAGHU AAS ||112||
Ravidass says, a man should perform holy deeds
according to his faith like a true devotee. While performing
superior deeds in accordance with his faith, he should not
wish for reward. [112]


RAG DEVASH KUN CHAD KAR NIHKARAM KARHU RAI MEET | SUKH-DUKH SABH MAH THIR
RAH RAVIDASS SADA MANN MEET ||113||
O friend! By renouncing the feelings of enmity, you
should perform noble deeds. You should not have any
inclination for reward in your mind. Ravidass says, o friend!
You should keep your mind stable while enduring sufferings,
enjoying happiness and reciting the name of God. [113]


JIHVA BHAJAI HARNAM HIT HATH KARAHI NIT KAM. RAVIDASS BHAYAI NIHCHIT HUM MUM
CHIT KARAIGAI RAM ||114 ||
A man who does his work with his hands and recites
the name of God with his tongue he becomes worriless.
According to Ravidass, the God himself will think about
his worries and eradicate his vexing problems. [114]


RAVIDASS SARAM KAR KHAYEHI JOUN LOUN PAR BASAYE. NEK KAMAYE JAYO KARYI KABHUN
NA NIHFAL JAYAI ||115||
Every body should work hard in order to earn his
livelihood, only then he can lead a successful life. The noble
earnings do not go waste, says Ravidass. [115]


SARAM KAYO EISAR JAAN KAI JAU PUJHI DIN RAIN. RAVIDASS TINHAH SANSAR MEH SADA
MILHI SUKH CHAIN ||116||
One who worships hard-work like a God day and night,
then his noble earnings will not go waste, says Ravidass. [116]


RAVIDASS HOUN NIJ HATHHIN RAKHON RABI AAR | SUKIRAT HI MUM DHARAM HAI TARAIGA
BHAV PAR ||117||
Ravidass says, in order to earn my livelihood, I do hard
work. I keep in my hand my tools such as poker and scraper.
I recite the name of God with my tongue continuously.
Because noble earning is my faith, therefore, the true earning
has helped me to cross the ocean of existence. [117]


PRABH BHAGAT SARAM SADHNA JAG MAH JINHEH PAS | TINHAH JIVAN SAFAL BHAYO SAT
BHAKHAI RAVIDASS ||118||
One who worships hard-work and meditates on God,
he becomes successful in his life verily says Ravidass. [118]


DHARAM KARAM DUYE EIK HAIN SAMAJH LEHU MANN MAHIN. DHARAM BINA JOU KARAM
HAI RAVIDASS NA SUKH TIS MAHI ||119||
O man! You should understand this thing clearly
that devotion and virtuous deeds are one. You should
not feel pleasure in a work done without devotion, says
Ravidass. [119]


JANAM JAT MAT PUCHIAI KA JAT ARRU PAT | RAVIDASS PUT SABH PRABH KAI KOU NEH JATKUJAT
||120||
One should not enquire from other about his caste.
What is caste-system? Ravidass says, all are the children of
the same God. Therefore, no one belongs to the upper or
lower caste. [120]


JAT PAT KAI PHER MAH URJHAI RAHYE SABH LOG. MANNUKHTA KUN KHAT HYE RAVIDASS
JAT KAR ROG ||121||
All people are involved in the cycle of caste-system.
Ravidass says this disease of caste-system is harmful for
the human society. This sin of caste-system, one day, will
eat up the whole humanity. [121]


JANAM JAT KUN CHAD KAR KARNI JAT PARDHAN. EHIYON SACHA DHARAM HAI KAHAI
RAVIDASS BAKHAN ||122||
While discarding his caste which is connected with his
birth, we should stress upon his deeds. We should test a
man from his deeds and not from his caste, this is true faith,
says Ravidass, the truth. [122]


BAHMANN KHATRI BAIS SOOD RAVIDASS JANAM TAI NAH. JO CHAHI SUBRAN KAYO PAVYI
KARMANN MAH ||123||
By birth no one belongs to Brahman, Khatri, Vaish or
Shudar castes. But whose deeds are pious, only he will be
termed as a superior man, says Ravidass. [123]


BED PARRYE PANDIT BANYO GANTH PANHI TAYO CHAMAR. RAVIDASS MANNUKH EIK HAYE
NAM DHARAI HAYEN CHAR ||124||
One who reads Veds is called Pandit and who mends
shoes is called a cobbler. Ravidass says, all men are equal
but they are called by four different names. [124]


NEECH NEECH KAR MARHI JANAT NAHI NADAN. SABH KA SIRJANHARNAR HAI RAVIDASS
EIKAI BHAGWAN ||125||
An ignorant man by calling a person, member of a low caste
is teasing him. The foolish person does not know the fact that
the creator of all is only one God, says Ravidass. [125]


RAVIDASS JANAM KAI KARNAI HOT NA KOAOU NEECH. NAR KUN NEECH KAR DHAR HAI
OCHAI KARAM KI KEECH ||126||
Ravidass says, while taking birth in a particular
community, a man does not become member of the lowcaste.
But the mud of his evil and sinful deeds makes him
member of the low caste. [126]


RAVIDASS JAT MAT PUCHYI KA JAT KA PAT. BAHMANN KHATRI BAIS SOOD SABHAN KI EIK JAT ||127||
Ravidass says, you do not ask a man about his caste.
Brahman, Khatri, Vaish and Shudar belong to only one caste
and are equal. [127]


JAAT JAAT MAIN JAAT HAI JAYOUN KAILAN MAI PAAT. RAVIDASS NA MANNUKH JURR SAKAIN
JOUN LOUN JAAT NA JAAT ||128||
There are castes hidden in each caste like the leaf of a
banana plant. This caste-system cannot be eradicated till
all people start living amicably after renouncing their manmade
caste, says Ravidass. [128]


RAVIDASS BAHMANN MAT PUJIAYE JO HOVAI GUNHEEN. PUJIHIN CHARAN CHANDHAL
KAI JAYO HOVAI GUN PARBIN ||129||
Ravidass says, O man! You should not worship a Brahman
who is devoid of virtues, but you should worship the Chandal
who is virtuous, talented and a skilled person. [129]


RAVIDASS SUKARMANN KARAN SOUN NEECH UNCH HO JAYAI. KARAI KUKARAM JOUN
UNCH VI TOU MAHA NEECH KAHLAYAI ||130||
Ravidass says, by performing good and virtuous deeds
a low caste man can become an upper caste. But if an upper
caste man indulges in sinful deeds then he will be called a
lowliest person. [130]


DAYA DHARAMJIN MAI NEH HIRDAI PAP KO KEECH. RAVIDASS TINHEH JAN HO MAHA PATAKI
NEECH ||131||
Those people, who do not have mercy and faith and
their minds are filled with mud of sins, Ravidass says, such
persons are great sinners and lowliest men. [131]


JINAH KAR HIRDAI SAT BASYE PANCH DOKH TIN NAHI. RAVIDASS TOU NAR UCH BHAYAI
SAMAJH LAIHU MANN MAH ||132||
The people, who do not commit five evils and truth
resides in their minds, such persons belong to the upper
class, says Ravidass. [132]


PANCH DOKH TAJ JO RAHYE SANT CHARAN LAV LEEN. RAVIDASS TAI NAR JANIYE UNCHAH
AUR KULIN ||133||
After renouncing five evils, who dedicates his life to
the feet of saints, Ravidass says, only he is a noble and
supreme person in the world. [133]


UNCHAI KUL KAI KARNAI BRAHAMANN KOYAI NA HOYAI. JAYUN JANAH BRAHAM ATMA
RAVIDASS BRAHMANN SOYAI ||134||
By taking birth in a so called upper caste Brahman family,
no one becomes Brahman. Ravidass says, only he is a
Brahman who knows that the Creator is living in every
person. [134]


KAM KRODH MADLOBH TAJ JAYO KARYE DHARAM KAR KAR. SOI BAHMANN JANEHI KAH
RAVIDASS VICHAR ||135||
After renouncing anger, greed, sexual desires, if one
performs action according to his faith, Ravidass says only
he can be called a Brahman in this world. [135]


RAVIDASS JO VAITA BRAHAM KA SOI BRAHMANN JAAN. BRAHAM NA JAYO JANHI TAYO NA
BRAHMANN MAAN ||136||
Ravidass says, only he is Brahman who has attained the
spiritual knowledge about the ultimate reality, the Creator.
You should not call him a Brahman who does not know about
the Creator. [136]


DHARAM KARAM JANAI NAHIN MANN MAH JAAT ABHIMANN. AISYO BRAHMANN SOUN
BHALO RAVIDASS SARMAK HUN JAN ||137||
One who does not perform pious and good deeds
according to his faith but always boasts about his high caste,
Ravidass says, a labourer who does manual labour to earn
his livelihood is better than such a Brahman. [137]


DEEN DUKHI KAI HAIT JAYO VARAI APNAI PRAN | RAVIDASS OH NAR SOOR KOUN SANCHA
SHATRI JAN ||138||
Who can sacrifice his life for the sake of poor and
sufferer, Ravidass says, only such brave and powerful person
can be called Kshatri in real sense. [138]


ANG ANG KATVAEIHI JAYO DINAN KAR HAIT. RAVIDASS SHATRI SOYI JANIYEAH JO CHADHAI
NA KHAIT ||139||
The man who dares to get parts of his body cut for the
sake of poor and sufferers, and does not run away from the
battle field, Ravidass says, he is Kshtri in real sense [139]


RAVIDASS VAIS SOYAI JANIEYH JO SAT KAR KAMYAI. PUN KAMAYI SADA LAHAI LORAI SARBAT
SUKHAYAH ||140||
Ravidass says, he is real Vaish who makes his earnings
by truthful means. He is Vaish who earns noble earnings
and prays for the welfare of others. [140]


SANCHI HAT BAITH KAR SODA SACHA DAIYE. TAKRRI TOLAI SACH KI RAVIDASS VAIS HAI
SOYAI ||141||
While sitting in the shop of truth, who gives his
customer the goods based on truth, Ravidass says he is real
Vaish who also weighs the scale of truth. [141]


RAVIDASS JAYO AT PAVIT HAI SOYI SUDAR JAN. JAYO KUKARMI ASUDH JAN TINHAIN NA
SHUDAR MAAN ||142||
One who leads a life of purity, Ravidass says; do not
call him Shudar because he is pure. However whose actions
are sinful and leads a impure life, he is Shudar, the
untouchable. [142]


HARJAN KAR SEVA LAGAI MANN AHUNKAR NA RAKHAI. RAVIDASS SOOD SOYI DHAN HAI
JO ASIT BACHAN NA BHAKHAI ||143||
A man, who knows the God and serves the humanity,
does not allow pride to come near his heart. Ravidass says;
such Shudar is a blessed one and an auspicious person, who
does not speak false words. [143]


MANNDAR MASJID DOUO EIK HAI EIN MAH ANTAR NAHI. RAVIDASS RAM REHMANN KA
JHAGRRA KOYO NAHI ||144||
The temple and mosque are one. There is no difference
in these two religious places. Ravidass says, there is no
dispute between Ram and Rehman because both names are
of the same God. [144]


RAVIDASS HAMARO RAM JOI SOI HAI REHMANN. KABA KASHI JANIYEAH DOYO EIK SAMANN
||145||
Ravidass says, my omnipresent Ram is also called by
the name of Rehman. There is no difference between Kashi
and Kaaba. Both are equally holy places. [145]


MASJID SOUN KUCH GHIN NAHIN MANDAR SO NAHIN PIAR. DOYO MEH ALLAH RAM NAHIN
KEH RAVIDASS CHAMAR ||146||
I do not hate mosque and also do not love temple,
because these holy places are not the real abode of Allah
and Ram, says Ravidass, the cobbler. [146]


MUSALMANN SOUN DOSTI HINDUAN SO KAR PREET. RAVIDASS JOT SABH RAM KI SAB
HAIN APNAI MEET ||147||
Ravidass says, o man! You should make friendship with
Muslims and love Hindus, because the flame of God, in
the shape of soul, is absorbed in every person. Therefore,
all men are equal and friends. [147]


JAB SABH KAR DEYO HATH PAG DOYO NAIN DOYO KAAN. RAVIDASS PRATHAK KAISAI BHAYAI
HINDU-MUSALMANN ||148||
Ravidass says, when everyone has equal parts of his
body i.e. two hands, two feet, two eyes, two ears etc., then
how people can be different from each other? How they
have become Hindus and Muslims? [148]


RAVIDASS PAIKHIYA SODH KAR AADAM KABHI SAMANN. HINDU MUSALMANN KAYO
SHRISHTA EIK BHAGWAN ||149||
Ravidass says, I have assessed every thing minutely and
reached to this conclusion that all men are equal, because the
Creator of all Hindus and Muslims is the only one God. [149]


KAHAN SUNAN KUN DOYEI KAR KHALIK KIYON TAMASA. HINDU TURAK DOYU EIK HAI SAT
BHAKHAI RAVIDASS ||150||
It is said that Hindus and Muslims are not one but two.
But the creation of this world is an amusing and miraculous
game of the juggler God. Ravidass says, all Hindus and
Muslims are one. [150]


RAVIDASS KANGAN KANAK MEH JIM ANTAR KICHU NAHIN. TAISAO HI ANTAR NAHIN
HINDUAN TURKAN MAHIN ||151||
Ravidass says, as there is no difference between gold
and ornaments prepared from gold, like this there is no
difference between Hindus and Muslims. [151]


HINDU TURAK MAH BHAID NAHI SABH MAIN EIK RUT AUR MASA. DOYAU EIKAH DUJA KO
NAHIN PAIKHYO SODH RAVIDASA || 152||
There is no difference between Hindus and Muslims
because everybody has same blood and flesh. Both have
taken birth in the same style, Ravidass says, after full
consideration, both are equal. [152]


HINDU TURAK MAIN NAHI BHAID DUYE AYHU EIK DWAR | PRAN PIND LOHU MAS EIKYE
KAH RAVIDASS VICAR ||153||
Ravidass says, there is no difference between Hindus and
Muslims. Both have taken birth in the same way. God, in the
form of soul, is residing in every person. Their bodies have
been prepared from the same type of blood and flesh. [153]


RAVIDASS UPJAYE EIK NOOR TAI BRAHMANN MULLA SAIKH. SABH KO KARTA EIK HAI SABH
KUN EIK HI PAIKH ||154||
Ravidass says, every Brahman, Mulla and Sheikh has
taken birth from the same light of the God. The creator of
all is one and that God is also protector of all and dwells in
every body. [154]


RAVIDASS SOYI SURA BHALA JAYO LARAI DHARAM KAI HAIT. ANG ANG KAT BHUEIN GIRAI
TAYO NA CHADHAI KHAIT ||155||
Ravidass says, the brave person is that, who fights in
the battlefield in order to protect his religious faith. While
fighting in the battlefield, limbs of his body may be got cut
and fell on the ground, but he should not leave the battle
field. [155]


DHARAM HAIT SANGRAM MAH JOU KAATAI KATAI SEES. SO JIVAN SAPHALA BHAYA RAVIDASS
MILAH JAGDIS ||156||
Ravidass says, a man while fighting in the battlefield for
the protection of his faith, sacrifices his head, then his birth
becomes successful because he has attained the God. [156]


BACHAN GAYO NAH AAT HAI SEES KATA PHIR AAYEH. ‘RAVIDASS’ BACHAN KUN RAKHIAI SIR
JAYEAH TAYO JAYAI ||157||
If you have given word of honour to anyone, then it
becomes your duty to fulfil the pledge. Ravidass says, one
should protect his words and not the head. [157]


RAVIDASS BACHAN JOU DAI DIYO VAH NA JANI PAYE. BACHAN HARAI KO JAGAT MAH KUCH
NA SAIS RAHAYAH ||158||
Ravidass says, if you have given word to anyone then you
should have to keep your word. If a man does not fulfil his
promise then he loses everything including his honour. [158]


SAT SANTOKH AUR SADACHAR JIVAN KO ADHAR. RAVIDASS BHAYAI NAR DEVTAI JIN TIAGAI
PANCH BIKAR ||159||
Ravidass says, truth, contentment and virtuous conduct
are the basis of pious life. Those people who have renounced
five evils and immoral acts have become demi-gods. [159]


JO BAS RAKHAI EINDRIYAN SUKH DUKH SAMAJH SAMANN. SOYU AMRIT PAD PAEIGO KAH
RAVIDASS BAKHAN ||160||
A man who keeps his passion under control and
understands happiness and sufferings equal will attain
salvation by reciting the name of God, says Ravidass. [160]


BUDH AUR BIBAKHIN JAYO RAKHAN CHAHU PAS. EINDRIYA SANG NIRAT KOU TAJ DEHU
RAVIDASS ||161||
If you want to become a wise and intelligent man, then
you should have to give up dancing on the tunes of your
sensuous desires, says Ravidass. [161]


RAVIDASS EICHAYEN APNI BHOG SAI RAKH DOOR. MANN BUDH RAHENHI SHANT NIT GHAT
MAH RAHIVAI NOOR ||162||
You should keep your sensuous desires under control.
By doing this your mind and wisdom will remain calm and
God will provide you enlightenment, says Ravidass. [162]


KURMAI BHANT JAYO RAHHI MANN EINDRIYAN RAVIDASS. SHANT RAHYE NIT ATMA BARRHI
ATAM VISHWAS ||163||
If a man turns his sensuous desires introvert like a
tortoise, then his soul remains in peace daily and he gains
self confidence, says Ravidass. [163]


JO KOYU LORAI PARAM SUKH TAYO RAKHAI MANN SANTOKH. RAVIDASS JAHAN SANTOKH
HAI TAHAN NA LAGAI DOSH ||164||
If you want eternal happiness, then keep your mind
satisfied, Ravidass says, where there is contentment, there
will not be any fault or mistake. [164]


DHAN SANCHYA DUKH HAIT HAI DHAN TIAGAI SUKH HOYAI. RAVIDASS SEEKH GURDEV KI
DHAN MAT JORAI KOYAI ||165||
The collection of wealth causes sufferings and its
renunciation brings happiness. Ravidass says, my Guru has
taught me that no one should collect wealth only. [165]


SACHA SUKH SAT DHARAM MAH DHAN SANCHYA SUKH NAHI. DHAN SANCHYA DUKH KHAN
HAI RAVIDASS SAMJH MANN MAH ||166||
True happiness lies in truth and faith but not in the
collection of wealth. Ravidass says, o my mind! You should
understand this point properly that collection of wealth is
a mine of sufferings. [166]


SUKH SARITA MEH BURR KAR SUJH BUJH MAT KOYAI DUKH KI BADRI PAIKH KAI RAVIDASS
NEH DIJAI ROYAI ||167||
A man after drowning in the stream of happiness should
not have lost his understanding and awareness. When he
sees a cloud of sufferings hovering over his head, then he
should not start weeping, says Ravidass. [167]


SUKH DUKH SUM KAR JANHU TAYO DUKHAH SUKH HOYAI. RAVIDASS JO SUKHHI DUKH
KAHAI TAYO SUKH BHI DUKH HOYAI ||168||
If a man feels happiness and suffering equal, then during
the period of suffering he will feel happiness. Ravidass says,
if a man perceives suffering during the period of happiness,
then the period of happiness becomes the period of
suffering. [168]


’RAVIDASS’ PREM NAH CHHIP SAKYI, LAKH CHHIPAI KOYAI. PREM NA MUKH KHOLAI
KABYOUN NAIN DAIT HAI ROYAH ||169||
After making numerous efforts, a man cannot succeed
in concealing his true love. Ravidass says, a true lover may
not express his love from his mouth, but the tears oozing
out from his eyes divulge the whole story. [169]


RAVIDASS SADA HI RAKHIYEA MANN MAH SEHAJ SUBHAYO. RAKHAI NAHIN KUPANTH PAG
JOU LORAON SUKH CHAYO ||170||
Ravidass says; a man should always live in a natural
and calm temperament. He should not adopt wrong path if
he wants to enjoy happiness. [170]


JO JAN DUSHAT KUMARGI BAIEITAH NAHIN TEH PAS. JO JAN SANT SUMARAGI TIN PAYAI
LAGO RAVIDASS ||171||
O man! You should not sit near those persons who are
wicked and sinful because they have adopted the wrong
path. You should take refuge in the feet of those saints,
who have adopted the right path. They himself recite the
name of God and motivate others to worship the God’s
name, says Ravidass. [171]


RAVIDASS JU HAI BEGAMPURA UH PURAN SUKH DHAM. DUKH ANDOH AUR DVESHBHAV
NAHI BASHIN TIH THAM ||172||
The Begampura, is a pious place of complete bliss. There
is no place for pain, sorrow and enmity in this city of
Begampura, says Ravidass. [172]


RAVIDASS MANNUKH KAR BASAN KUN SUKH KAR HAI DUYI THAV. EIK SUKH HAI SAV–RAJ
MAH DUSAR MARGHAT GAVAN ||173||
There are two places in the world, where a man can
live happily. One is the independent and sovereign state
where he can enjoy autonomy. The second is the cremation
ground, says Ravidass. [173]


AISA CHAHU RAJ MAIN JAHAN MILAI SABHAN KO AUN. CHOT-BARRAI SABH SUM BASAI
RAVIDASS RAHAI PARSAN ||174||
I want such a regime where everybody gets sufficient
food and enjoys equal rights. No one dies of hunger.
Ravidass will be happy to see such a country where there is
no discrimination between lower and upper classes. [174]


MANN MAH SAT SANTOKH RAKHU SABH KAR SEVA LAG. SEVA SABH KUCH DAIT HAI RAVIDASS
SEVE MAT TIAG ||175||
While adopting truthfulness and satisfaction, one
should serve the people. He will achieve happiness while
serving people. Ravidass says, a man should not renounce
the service to humanity. [175]


DEEN DUKHI KAR SEV MAH LAAG RAHIYO RAVIDASS. NIS BAASAR KI SEVA SOUN PRABHU
MILAN KI AAS ||176||
A man should continuously serve the poor and suffering
people. Ravidass says, while serving the humanity day and
night, one can hope to achieve the God. [176]


DHUAN TAPAN MAH KA DHARA DHOOM TAPAN HI TIAG. RAVIDASS MILIHAI MOKH DHAM
SEVA HI TUP AAG ||177||
O ascetic! You keep the fire burning in order to undergo
austerities. But this is all fruitless. Therefore, you should
renounce this type of practice.You should get the warmth
of serving the humanity, says Ravidass. [177]


RAVIDASS RAAT NA SOYIAI DIVAS NA KARYEAI SAWAD. AHNIS HAR JI SUMIRIAYE CHHAD
SAKAL PRATVAD || 178||
A man should not spend night while sleeping and day
while relishing the tasty food, and enjoying sensuous
pleasures. Ravidass says, while ignoring all disputes he
should recite the holy name of God. [178]


RAVIDASS TU KAVACH FALI TUJAI NA CHIVAI KOYAI. MAIN NIJ NAM NA JANIYAN BHALA
KAHA TAI HOYAH ||179||
You are just like that cursed fruit- Kaavach, whom
nobody wants to touch. You have forgotten the God;
therefore, you have become a sinner. Ravidass says how
you will get His blessings, when you have not remembered
the name of God. [179]


ANTAR GAT RANCHAI NAHIN BAHAR KARAI UJAS. TAI NAR JAMPURI JAHIGAI SAT BHAKHAI
RAVIDASS ||180||
A man, who does not recite the name of God in his
mind but only repeats his name in order to show his false
devotion to the people, Ravidass says, such a man will
definitely go to hell. [180] 

SABH SUKH PAVAIN JAAS TAIN SO HAR JU KO DAS. KOYO DUKH PAVAI JASU TAI SO NA DASS
RAVIDASS ||181||
He is really the servant of God, after meeting whom a
man achieves happiness. If meeting some person, one faces
sufferings; he cannot be called the servant of God, says
Ravidass. [181]

HAR GUR SADH SAMAAN CHIT NIT AGAM TAT MOOL. EIN BICH ANTAR JIN PAROU KARVAT
SAHAN KABOOL ||182||
There is no difference between God, Guru and Saint.
This has also been said in the ancient religious books. Who
thinks that they are separate from each other he has to bear
the wrath of saw on his head. [182]

RAVIDASS JEEV KUN MAR KAR KAISO MILHI KHUDAYA. PEER PAIGUMBER AULIYA KOYO NA
KAHIYE SAMUJAYAI ||183||
By killing an animal how can you achieve the God?
Why not this fact has been taught to you by the Pirs, Prophet
of God, and other religious men, says Ravidass? [183]

RAVIDASS JO POSHAN HAIT GAYU BAKRI NIT KHAYAI. PARRYI NAMAJAIN RAAT DIN TABHU
BHISAT NA PAYAI ||184||
Those people who eat meat of cow, goat etc., daily in
their meals, Ravidass says, they may perform prayer day
and night, but they cannot achieve the heaven. [184]

RAVIDASS MUDAH KAAT KAR MURAKH REHAT HALAL. GALA KATAVAHU APNA TAYO KA
HOEIHI HAAL ||185||
After slaughtering the head of an animal, the foolish
people describe it legitimate because it is permitted in their
religion. Ravidass says, if they have to cut their own heads
like this, only then they will realise the pain. [185]

RAVIDASS JO APAN HAIT HI PAR KUN MARAN JAYI. MALAK KAI DAR JAYE KAR BHOGHIN
KARRI SAJAYE ||186||
The man who kills an animal for his food or livelihood,
Ravidass says, he has to undergo horrible punishment in
the court of God. [186]

PRANI BADH NEH KIJIHYEH JIVAH BRAHAM SAMAAN. RAVIDASS PAP NEH CHUTIYE KAROR
GAUN KAR DAN ||187||
One should not kill any living being because every
creature is equal to Creator. Ravidass says, he cannot get
liberation from such sinful deeds by giving millions of cows
in alms. [187]

RAVIDASS JIBHYA SWAD BAS JAYO MAANS MACHRIYAN KHAYAI. NAHAK JEEV MAARAN
BADAL APAN SEES KATAYAI ||188||
Ravidass says, who eats meat and fish for the taste of
his tongue, one day he will get punishment for this sinful
act and he will have to get his head cut for killing innocent
animals. [188]

RAVIDASS JEEV MAT MARHI EIK SAHIB SABH MAHI. SABH MAHI EIKHU ATMA DUSARAH
KOYU NAHI ||189||
Ravidass says, O man! You should not kill animal
because the God is fully absorbed in every creature.
Everybody has the same soul. There is no other soul except
God in the world. [189]

APNEH GIV KATAENH JO MAANS PARAYA KHAYAI. RAVIDASS MAANS JOU KHAT HAI TAI NAR
NARAKHI JAYAH ||190||
One, who eats meat of animals, has to get his neck
cut. Ravidass says, such a person will go to hell. [190]

DAYA BHAV HIRDAI NAHIN BHAKHHI PARAYA MAANS. TAI NAR NARAK MAH JAYEHI SAT
BHAKHAI RAVIDASS ||191||
A man, who is not kind and merciful, eats meat of animals,
such a person will go to hell, verily says Ravidass. [191]

JIVAT KUN MURDA KARHEH AUR KHAEHUN MURDAR | MURDA SUM SABH HOEIHIN KEH
RAVIDASS BICHAR ||192||
The people who butcher animals and eat their meat,
have become dead creatures, says Ravidass after full
consideration. [192]

PRADHINTA PAP HAI JAN LEHU RE MEET. RAVIDASS DAS PRADIN SOUN KAUN KARAI HAI
PREET ||193||
Ravidass says enslavement is a sin. O friend! You should
understand this important point because no one loves a
slave man. [193]

PRADHIN KOU DEEN KAYA PRADHIN BAIDIN. RAVIDAS DASS PRADHIN KOU SABHI SAMJHAI
HEEN ||194||
What can be the religion of a slave? A slave has no
religion because he is an irreligious man. Everybody thinks
a slave inferior and low, says Ravidass. [194]

RAVIDASS SUNSA JIV MEH, SAKHI SOUN BILGAYE. JIVAN MARAN RAHIS KUN, SAKHI KAHAI
SAMUJHAI ||195||
Guru has the power to remove illusion from the minds
of people. He can resolve the mystery of birth and death,
says Ravidass. [195]

RAVIDASS RAAT NA SOVIAI, DIVAS NA KARIYEAH SUAAD. EH NIS HAR JI SIMRIYEA, CHAD
SAGAL PRATVAD ||196||
Ravidass says, O man! You should not spend night while
sleeping and day while eating only. You should recite the
name of God by renouncing all controversies. [196]

SADH SANGAT PUNJI BHAYE, HOUN VASAT LAYI NIRMOL. SEHAJ BALDIYA LADH KAR, CHALIYO
LAHAN PIV MOL ||197||
The name of God, most precious wealth, is available
in the company of saints. After reaching the state of spiritual
calm, you should load this costly wealth, on the bullock
cart of your mind, and achieve the God, says Ravidass. [197]

JAISA RANG SAINBAL KAR, HAIV TAISA YEAH SANSAR. HOUN RANG RANGO RAM MAH,
BHANAI RAVIDASS BICHAR ||198||
This world is like the fleeting colour. But I have dyed
my inner-self in the permanent colour of God, says
Ravidass. [198]

BHOU SAGAR RA TARAN KUN, EIKO NAM ADHAR. RAVIDASS KABHYOUN NEH CHADIYEA
RAM MANN PATWAR ||199||
The name of God is the only boat which can take you
across the ocean of existence. Ravidass says you should
not give up the oar of God’s name. [199]

SUMIRAN KOT AGHAN KI, HOVAI SAMANN RAVIDASS. JIOUN KI AGH NIRMULIAYE, PARAM
JOT PARGAS ||200||
The recitation of God’s name can eradicate millions
of sins. The eternal light of God’s name has the power to
destroy all faults and sufferings, says Ravidass. [200]

RAM NAM JIH RAMIYO, SOI TANU AAPU UJAAS. ANT CHAR HAIV JAYEAI, VAIG CHAIT
RAVIDASS ||201||
The supreme man in the world is that, who has totally
absorbed himself in the name of God. Because after death
the name of God will only accompany the soul during the
last journey, says Ravidass. The wealth accumulated by him
will not accompany him. [201]

GURU GIAN DIPAK DIYA, BATI DAYI JALAYE. RAVIDASS HAR BHAGAT KARNAI, JANM MARAN
BILMAYE ||202||
The Guru has given you the lamp of knowledge. He
himself has lit the flame of this lamp. Now you worship
the God and bring to an end the cycle of birth, death and
rebirth, says Ravidass. [202]

ANDHLA JO GURU PAEIHI TOU SHISH BHAEYO NIRANKH. RAVIDASS GIAN CHASHU BINA,
KIM MITEI BHRAM PHAND ||203||
If a Guru of the disciple is ignorant then the disciple
will also become ignorant. Ravidass says without the lamp
of God’s knowledge, illusion cannot be dispelled. [203]

MAYA DIPAK PEKH KAR, NAR PATANG ANDHIAYE. RAVIDASS GURU RA GIAN JINU, BIRLA KO
BACH JAYE ||204||
The burning lamp of Maya attracts the moth of life
towards it. Thus the moth sacrifices his life in the flame.
Only a rare person saves himself from the attraction of
Maya with the knowledge acquired from his Guru, says
Ravidass. [204]

NIHCHAL ANAND NIDH MIL, BILGOU AADH APAR. RAVIDASS SUMIRAN SAR SOUN PAEYO
DARAS MURAR ||205||
The God is eternal bliss and Lord of all treasures. By
reciting His name one can achieve Him and the sufferings
of the man will, thus, be eradicated, says Ravidass. [205]

PAL PAL CHIN CHIN SIMRIYEAH, JOU LORAI HAR DUAR. HAR MAJAN VIN SIV NAHIN, BHANAI
RAVIDASS CHAMAR ||206||
If a man wants to attain the abode of God, then he
should recite the name of God repeatedly. Ravidass, a
tanner, says, without taking a bath in the elixir of God’s
name one cannot achieve eternal happiness. [206]

BHOU SAGAR DUTAR AAT, KIDHU MURIKH YEHU JAN. RAVIDASS GURU PATWAR HAI, NAM
NAV KAR JAN ||207||
O foolish man! It is very difficult to swim across the
ocean of existence. Ravidass says, but you can cross this
ocean in the boat of God’s name and rowing the boat with
the oars of Guru’s name. [207]

RAVIDASS TAN PIARO PATRA, JHARAT NA LAGYI BAR. JARA MEECH JIYOU AAVEI, JAAT NA
LAGHIN VAR ||208||
Ravidass says, the body of a person, without the name
of God is just like an autumn season. The body will not
take much time to fall off. [208]

SOYI TAN KANCHAN JANEI, JIH TAN NAM PARGAS. RAVIDASS RAM CHINTAMANNI, CHUN
DIS AUJ UJAAS ||209||
Ravidass says, only that body is pure like gold which
has light of God in his inner-self. The name of God, the
precious gem, has the power to fulfil all desires. O man! If
you want to earn praise, then recite the name of God. [209]

NIS DIN HAR JU SIMRIAYE, TIAAG JAGAT KAR DHAND. RAVIDASS SANT SAHAILRRA, VICHRAT
HOVAI NIRDAND ||210||
A man after renouncing all worldly false affairs should
recite the name of God. Saints are providing assistance to
man in this world in order to establish relationship with the
God, says Ravidass. [210]

JO LOHA PARAS MANN, HINAR KIRAN DAMKAYAI | RAVIDASS RAM PARAS MANN, OH DARAS
MEH BORAI ||211||
Ravidass says, as the iron after touching the
philosopher’s stone becomes pure gold, like this a man after
touching the feet of God become pure and sinless. [211]

SAMADH THIT HAVAI SANT JAN, APANHU AAP MITAHI | JIMI GANG SUMANND MILI,
RAVIDASS SAMUNDEH BILAH ||212||
Ravidass says, a saint, who sacrifices himself while
performing meditation, absorbs himself in the God like the
Ganges after falling into the sea absorbs herself in the sea. [212]

AAN BHAVAT NIYARA BASAI, MANN BHAWTA PARDES | AAN DEKHAI UN DARAS BIN, HOVAI
DUKH BARRAT GHNAIS ||213||
Ravidass says, the unexpected occurrences dwell near
man and which he likes stay far away from him. If a man
does not see the glimpse of God’s face then this increases
his sufferings. [213]

JIYOUN SUDH AABAT PEEV KI, BIRAH UTHAT TAN AAG JOYOUN CHUNAI KI KAKRI, JIYOUN
CHIRAKAI TIYOUN AAG ||214||
Ravidass says, when a man starts remembering the God
then the fire of separation flares up in his body. When water
is sprinkled on a piece of lime, then the water incites the
fire in that piece of lime. [214]

JIH NIT DEKHAN CHAH HOUN, TAIN NAINAN TE DOOR. RAVIDASS KEH ANBHAVTAI, REHHI
NIKAT BHARPUR ||215||
Ravidass says, you want to see God but you cannot see
His glimpse with your eyes because the abode of God is
far-far away. But if you want to see the God daily in your
inner-self then you should recite the name of God. [215]

KAMDHAIN PAARAS POL, KALAP ROOP RA BAARR. RAVIDASS HAR RA BHAGAT BIN, GRAH
TAIN BHAL UJAAR ||216||
Ravidass says, if a man has in his possession a philosopher’s
stone, desire fulfilling cow of heaven and his residence is
surrounded by wish fulfilling trees but he does not worship the
God, then his house will be considered as a waste land. [216]

TUH MUH HUM EIK HAIN, TUJH LOUN MOR DOR. RAVIDASS PANKHI JIHAJ KOU, NEH
AANAT KOYU THOR ||217||
O God! You and me are one. My approach is only up to
You, because You are my last refuge. Ravidass says, the
ship is the only resort of the bird seagull, like this You are
my only shelter. [217]

RAVIDASS PITAM EIK TUH, TUMRAI MIT ANEK | SASS KOU KAMOD HAIN BAHU, KAMOD
KOU SASS EIK ||218||
Ravidass says, O God! You are my only beloved one, but
there are so many who love You. Like this there are so many
chakors who love the moon but moon is only one, like You
O God. [218]

KOT KALAP JIVAN ALAP, BICH HAR BHAGAT BILAS | HAR SIMRAN SAPHAL JANAM, DUH
PHAL LEH RAVIDASS ||219||
Ravidass says, the life of time is limitless, but the life
of man is too short. In this short period the man has to
meditate on God. Only then he will be successful in his
life. He achieves double benefit. He gets happiness in this
world and the other world. [219]

ANAND MURAT MITAR KI, RAHEI SADA SADA CHIT PUR. NAINAN HI SAMUHAI REHAT,
RAVIDASS NIARAI KA DOOR ||220||
The joyful image of the God dwells in the inner-self
of a devotee. The blissful image of the God remains in the
eyes. Ravidass says, then how can one say He is near or far
away. [220]

KOYAL TARSAI AMB KO CHATRIK TARSAT NEER | RAVIDASS LOCHAI DARAS KO, PRAN PARAT
NAHIN DHIR ||221||
The nightingale is yearning for mangoes and the rainbird
for a mythical drop of rain. Ravidass says like this I am
desirous of God’s glimpse. Without seeing His face I feel
dissatisfied. [221]

SASS CHAKOR SURAJ KANWAL, CHATRIK GHAN KI REET | RAVIDASS EIVI MUH RAKHIYO, HIT
CHIT PURAN PARIT ||222||
As the chakor loves the moon sincerely, lotus flower
loves sun and rain-bird papiha loves the clouds, like this, O
God! I sincerely love you from my heart, says Ravidass. [222]

CHALAT HALAT BAITHAT UTHAT, DHAR HU TUMHARO DHIAAN | RAVIDASS TU MUH MANN
BASYI, CHARAN KANWAL KI AAN ||223||
Ravidass says, O God! I meditate upon you while
standing, sitting and moving. O God! You have made my
mind Your abode because I worship Your lotus-feet. [223]

MURAKH MUKH KAMAAN HAI, KATUK VACHAN BHAYEO TEER | SACHRI MARAI KAAN MEH,
SALAI SAGAL SARIR ||224||
The mouth of a foolish person is just like a bow. His
harsh words pierce my body like an arrow. When the arrow
of immoral words strikes the ears, then the whole body starts
burning, says Ravidass. [224]

RAVIDASS MURAKH SAMUJHAYE NEH BINA BICHAR. HANAI PRAYE ATMA, JIBH LIYAN TARVAR
||225||
Ravidass says, a foolish person does not understand
that he has been speaking words without considering. By
speaking such words, he has been causing distress to others
with the sword of his tongue. [225]

RAM PREM HOUN BARAJ KIM, AB BARJAT NEH KAAJ. ROM RAM AMI RAM GAYEO, TAH MA
HOT EILAJ ||226||
Ravidass says, how can I live without the love of God?
The elixir of God’s name has absorbed in every part of my
body. The name of God treats every disease. [226]

NAM MOOL HAI GIAN KO, NAM MUKAT KO DABAR. JA HIRDAI HAR BASAI, PARHI NA JAG
VIOPAR ||227||
Ravidass says, the name of God is the only source of
knowledge. The name of God is the gate to emancipation.
The God has occupied the hearts of those people who do
not involve themselves in the worldly affairs. [227]

EIHU JAG DUKH KI KHETRI, EIHU JANAT SABH KOT. GIANI KATAH HAR NAM SOUN, MURAKH
KATHIN ROYI ||228||
This world is crop of sufferings, everybody knows this
fact. The wise men are harvesting it by reciting the name
of God, whereas the foolish persons are reaping it by
weeping and crying, says Ravidass. [228]

KATUK BACHAN NAH BOLIAI, SAB GHAT HAR KO BAAS. EIHU GIAN KOU DAVAR HAI, KAHIN
RAVIDASS VICHAR ||229||
Ravidass says, one should not speak harsh and bitter
words to any person, because the God is absorbed in
everybody. This is the gate of knowledge. [229]

SAT VIDIYAN KO PARAI PRAPAT KARAI SADA GIAN. RAVIDASS KAHAI BIN VIDIYA NAR KO JAN
AJAN ||230||
Everybody should learn the true education and acquire
knowledge. Ravidass says, without education, the man is
ignorant. [230]