‘Bhajans’ refer to songs which are devotional in nature; this term often refers to religious hymns or prayers. The following is compilation of bhajans and compositions which are common within Kabir Panthi communities. It is to be noted that although some of these bhajans are said to have been composed by Kabir Saheb himself, others are likely works of his disciples, other Sant Mat artists (who shared Kabir Panthi views) or early/modern Kabir Panthis. Feel free to view our bhajan compilation by navigating through the organizer below (for transliteration guide click here). If you wish to have a bhajan translated (or reviewed) please contact us.
Upadesh To Karate Hain, Sab Hi Paap Na Karanaa;
Sanate Hain Apane Kaanaa, Aap Khudaa Magar Nahin…
Baalak Jo Aayankar, Kahai Vaazib Baataa;
Usaki Bhi Manaane Man Unako Uzar Nahin…
Rutubaa Au Maal Dhan Paai, Jo Karataa Hai Kuchh Garoora;
Usakaa To Is Dharam Men, Jaraa Bharaa Gujara Nahin…
Kahate Hain Dharamadaas, Saaph Saaph Yeh Sabase;
Mukti Kaa Aur Thaur, Kaheen Sar Basar Nahin…
Aanand Mangal Gaawo Moree Sajanee, Bhaye Prabhaat Beet Gayee Rajanee... --- Sing the song of Bliss, my love (i.e. The Soul); dawn (Enlightenment) has come and the night (Ignorance) is gone.
Udar Nirantar Phulee Phulawaaree, Tahaan More Mansa Kare Rakhawaaree... --- In the heart the flowers blossom as the Mind remains steady.
Varshai Naam Amee Phal Laage, Peevenge Koee Sant Swabhaage... --- Therein the showers of Naam rain to nurture the fruit of nectar; only rare Saints are destined to indulge in its wonder.
Kahat Kabir Goonge Kee Sainaa, Sadguru Shabd Paarakh Kar Nainaa... --- Kabir says, the devotee who has experienced the Shabd of the Sadguru with their own eyes becomes speechless.
Aaj More Satguru Aaye Mehamaan, Tan Man Dhan Sab Karo Kurbaan.(Chorus)
Prem Ko Palang Diyo Hai Bichhaay, Charan Pakhaari Charanamrit Paay…
Bhaavsahit Bhojan Parasaad, Turat Karoon Kachhu Laage Na Baar…
Prem Kee Pataree Suratee Ka Dor, Aaj More Saaheb Jhulat Hindol…
Saaheb Aaye Main Phooli Na Samaaoon, Dekh Didaar Magan Ho Jaaoon…
Kaah Kahoon Kachhu Varnin Na Jaay, Teen Lok Paasang Men Jaay…
Dharmadaas Aamin Samujhaay, Bhakti Karon Tum Surati Lagaay…
Kahain Kabeer Suno Dharmadaas, Keval Naam Gaho Vishvaas…
Aaj Saawaliyaa Sasur Ghar Jaanaa.(Chorus)
--- Today the time has come for the bride to go to her in-laws.
Chunaree Pahina Ke Piyaa Se Milengee, Tum Ho Chatur Sayaanaa…
--- She will meet with her beloved wearing her ‘chunari’ (stole) as she is very clever.
Jo Ab Daag Lagee Chunaree Mein, Tum Ko Maari Ke Taanaa…
--- The ‘chunari’ (stole) has now been stained, she will be scolded.
Kahat Kabeer Nirgun Pad Hai, Samujhi Samujhi Rahi Jaanaa…
--- Kabir says: This is the spiritual plane; one has to make sure to understand it.
Aao Gurudev Darshan Deejo, Tumhi Ho Jagat Ke Daataa.(Chorus) --- Oh Lord (Guru), grant me Your sight; You are the Benefactor of this world.
Tumhi Ho Satyam Tumhi Ho Nityam, Tumhi Ho Bramha Swaroopaa… --- You are the Truth, You are Eternal; You are the embodiment of Creation.
Srishti Stithi Lay, Kaaran Tumhi Ho, Tumhi Ho Anaadee Roopaa… --- You are the Creator, Yours is the form of the Soundless.
Anaatha Naath Deen Bandhu, Tumhi Ho Aananda Roopaa… --- You are the Master of the needr; You are the form of Bliss.
Agyaan Naashak Sharan Sanrakshak, Aatmagyaan Pradaataa… --- You are the Destroyer of Ignorance and the Shelter and Protector of Devotees; Oh Provider of Self Knowledge (i.e.Knowledge of the Soul).
Deen Dayaalu Kabeer Sadguru, Deejiye Bhakti Prakaashaa… --- Oh Dear and Merciful Sadguru Kabir, Enlighten Your devotees.
Aap Subhaav Mere, Avadhu Sadaa Magan Men Rahana; Jagat Jeev Hai Karma Dheenaa, Acharaj Kacchu Naa Leenaa.(Chorus) --- Oh seeker, I am your beloved protector, so always be joyful. Your life in this world is dependent on your actions, so don’t worry.
Tum Nahin Teraa, Koi Nahin Teraa, Kyaa Kare Meraa Meraa;
Teraa Hai So Tere Paase, Aur Sabe Hai Aneraa… --- Nothing is yours, why are you crying over possessions, relationships. Whatever is yours is already within you, everything else is not yours.
Bapu Vinaasee Tu Avinaasee, Ab Hai Kintu Vilaasee;
Bapu Sang Jab Door Nikaasee, Tab Tum Siv Kaa Vaasee… --- Your body is destructible, you are not; yet you are absorbed in worldly pleasures. When you detach yourself from your body, then you reach the realm of real joy.
Raag Nireetaa Doye Khabeetaa, Ye Tum Dukh Kaa Keetaa;
Jab Tum Unko Door Kareetaa, Tab Tum Jag Kaa Isaa… --- Desires and obsession are the two falsities; they are your sources of suffering. When you rid yourself of these obsessions, then you are at the top of the world.
Par Ki Aasaa Sadaa Niraasaa Yeh Hai Jag Jan Pashaa;
Te Kaatan Ko Karo Abhiyaasaa, Laho Sadaa Sukh Vaasaa… --- This world is full of illusion, don’t keep false hopes. Practice detachment, then only you will always enjoy peaceful life.
Ab Ham Aveegat Se Chali Aaee, Mero Bhed Maram Nahin Paaee.(Chorus) --- I have come from the place of no Return; no one knows of this secret of mine.
Nahin Ham Jaane Garbh Baseraa, Baalak Hoy Dikhaawe;
Kaashee Shahar Jangal Bich Deraa, Tahaa Julaaha Paaye... --- I know not of dwelling in the womb, I have manifested in the form of a child;
Amidst the jungles surrounding the city of Kashi wherein the Julaaha (weaver) found me.
Hate Videh Deh Dhaari Aae, Kaayaa Kabeer Kahaaye;
Yugan Yugan Ke Bichhude Hansaa, Raamaanand Samujhaaye... --- Being body-less I have come in the form of a body named 'Kabir;'
Being separated for ages from the Hansaa (Souls), the sage Ramanand recognized this plight.
Agle Janam Ham Kaul Kiyaa Thaa, Tab Neeru Griha Aae;
Saat Din Ki Bachiyaa Mangaaye, Taako Doodh Duhaaye... --- Fulfilling my promises from my last birth, I have come to the house of Neeru
And drunk the milk of a seven day calf.
Nahin Mere Hadh Chamaa Nahin Lohu, Ham Satnaam Upaasee;
Taaran Taranaa Abhai Pad Daataa, Kahen Kabeer Avinaashee... --- My body is not made of bones flesh or blood, I come from Satyanaam;
Kabir, the Eternal, says: He who fearlessly treads on the path to the Ultimate attains Liberation.
Ab Mohi Darshan Deeje Kabeer, Tumhare Daras Se Paap Katat Hai, Nirmal Hot Shareer.(Chorus) --- O Kabir, now grant me the sight of Your form;
Thus my sins will be destroyed and my body cleansed.
Trividh Taap Bhogat Chauraasee, Jeev Ati Bhayo Adheer;
Ab To Kripaa Sindhu Dukh Meto, Yam Se Kaagad Cheer… ---By going through the three types of suffering in this world, I have become restless;
Oh Ocean of Mercy, destroy my sufferings and release me from the claws of Kaal.
(Note: three types of sufferings are Dehik: bodily sufferings, Daivik: natural calamities and Bhautik: caused by other living beings)
Bhavsaagarr Men Naiyaa Atakee, Vishapari Vishai Sameer;
Doobat Aaye Ubaaro Prabhujee, Kheyee Lagaao Teer… --- My boat is caught in this Worldly Ocean in the midst of a storm. I sink;
O Lord, save me, steer my boat in the right direction.
Koee Dhyaawat Gauri Shankar, Koee Seeyaa Raghubeer;
Mere To Ek Tumahee Dhanee Ho, Kyon Na Haro Yah Peer... --- Some pray to Gauri and Shankar and other to Seeta and Raghubeer;
For me, You are the only one who is worthy. Why not relieve me of this pain?
Dharmadaas Binwe Kar Jore, Prabhu Tum Gahir Gambheer;
Main Ati Heen Deen Shat Paamar, Kshamaa Karo Takseer… --- Dharmadaas pleas with folded hands: Master, You are Incomprehensible;
I am very impoverished , grant me Your forgiveness Oh Liberator.
Agar Koee Satsang Men Aataa Rahegaa;To Marne Kaa Bhay Dil Se Jaataa Rahegaa.(Chorus) --- If someone regularly attends Satsangs, Then their fear of death will no longer burden their heart.
Niyam Poorvak Saadhoo Sangati Me Aakar; Chara Dhooli Sir Par Charhaataa Rahegaa… --- One who consistently keeps the company of Saints and Sages Will respect them so much that he will apply the dust of their feet to his head;
Jo Shradhaa Sahit Prem Bhakti Se Nishdin; Sewaa Santo Ke Hardam Kamaataa Rahegaa… --- Who, in reverence, expresses true love and devotion day and night Will continue to prosper from the service of the Saints.
Dhoolegaa Sabahi Mail Man Kaa Ye Saaraa; Jo Satsang Me Gotaa Lagaataa Rahegaa… --- The dirt and impurities will be washed from their Mind Whoever dives into the ‘pool’ of Satsang.
Dikhegee Vah Jyoti Kisee Na Kisi Din; Jo Ahankaar Man Se Hataataa Rahegaa… --- They will eventually see the Eternal Light, Whoever dispels the Ego from their Mind.
Asar Na Karegee Vishai Belee Usko; Jo Abhyaas Booti Ko Kartaa Rahegaa… --- The Worldly Poisons will have to effect On Whoever continuously practices Spirituality.
Nahin Paas Aayegaa Yamdoot Uske; Jo Kabeer Kabeer Gaataa Rahegaa… --- The Messengers of Death will not come near Those who repeatedly chant the name of Kabir.
Kahe Sant Uskee To Bigaree Banegee; Jo Santo Ke Aagyaa Bajaataa Rahegaa… --- The Saints say: Those who carry out the instructions of Saints will always benefit
Aise Guru Moorat Ki Baleehaaree, Jan Barat Naaw Ubaaree.(Chorus)
Guru Daataa Guru Aap Vidhaataa Paramaarath Upakaaree;
Guru Swaroop Dayaa Ke Saagar, Pateet Ane Kanataaree…
Guru Mahimaa Jahee Kahat Saaradaa, Sekh Sahas Mukh Haaree;
So Mahimaa Men Kahee Bedhee, Barano Sakan Chalat Hamaaree…
Jo Maayaa Prachand Teehu Poor, Das Autaarr Dharoree;
So Maayaa Guru Mooratee Aage, Jug Jug Kaaree…
Chakmak Patharee Rahe Ek Sang, Nahee Uthe Chin Gaaree;
Bin Guru Gyaan Budhee Ke Heenaa, Kaise Ke Hoth Ujeeyaaree…
Sur Chad Ran Uparr Pyaare, Agam Panth Pagadhaaree;
Kaadar Bhaye Bachaawan Haaraa, Kaal Kabahu Na Dhaaree…
Jeet Baajee Kayo Tum Haar, Yaha Tor Avasaar Bhaaree;
Ab Kee Ber Cheet Chetat, Naaheen Yaahee Tumhaaree Paaree…
Chaupad Khel Hoi Ghat Bheetar, Khelo Khel Khelaadee;
Kabeer Naal Nai Ghat Ke Bheetarr, Soi Hai Sughar Khelaadee.
Are Dil Gaaphil Gaphalat Mat Kar, Ek Din Yam Tere Aavegaa.(Chorus)
Saudaa Karan Ko Yaa Jag Aayaa, Poonjee Laayaa Mool Ganvaayaa;
Prem Nagar Kaa Ant Na Paayaa, Jyon Aayaa Tyon Jaavegaa…
Sun Mere Saajan Sun Mere Meetaa, Yaa Jeevan Men Kyaa Kyaa Keetaa;
Sir Paahan Kaa Bojhaa Leetaa, Aage Kaun Chhudaayegaa…
Parale Paar Meraaa Meetaa Khadiyaa, Us Milane Kaa Na Dhariyaa; Tootee Naav Oopar Jaa Baitha, Gaaphil Gotaa Khaayegaa…
Saaheb Kabeer Kahe Samjhaaee, Ant Kaal Teraa Kaun Rahaaee;
Chalaa Akelaa Sang Na Koee, Kiya Apnaa Payegaa…
Avadhu, Aisaa Gyaan Vichaaram Bere Charhe So Agadhar Doobe, Niraadhaar Vaipaaram. (Chorus) --- Reflect on this parable, O Learned One, and solve this riddle; He who gets on the boat surely gets drowned. He who does not get on the boat, crosses to the shore.
Ubat Chale So Nagaree Pahunche, Baat Chale Te Loote;
Ek Jevri Sab Laptaane, Ke Baandhe Ke Chhoote... --- He who takes the winding and rough road reached safely, he who takes the straight, even road loses everything; Everyone is entangled with the same rope, Who gets caught and who gets released?
Mandir Baithe Chahundis Bheege, Baahar Rahe Te Sukhaa;
Sar Maare Te Sadaa Sukhaare, An Maare Te Dukhaa... --- He who sits in the temple gets drenched. He who remains outside stays dry; He who is touched by the arrow is always healthy. He who does not get struck by the arrow suffers.
Bin Nainan Ke Sab Jag Dekhe, Lochan Aanchte Andhaa;
Kahen Kabeer Kachhu Samajh Pare Hai, Yeh Jag Dekhe Andhaa... --- Without eyes he can see the whole world; he who has eyes cannot see anything; Kabir says, Can you solve this riddle? The whole world is blind!
Avadhu Kudarat Ki Gati Nyaaree; Rank Niwaaj Kare Vah Raajaa, Bhoopati Kare Bhikhaaree.(Chorus)
Akaashahi Bandhi Pataal Pathaawai, Shesh Swarg Par Raajai;
Kahain Kabeer Raam Hai Raajaa, Jo Kachhu Karai So Chhaajai…
Aave Na Jaave Mere Nahin Janame, Soee Nij Desh Hamaaraa Ho. Naa Pratham Jananee Ne Janamo, Naa Koee Sirjanhaaraa Ho.(Chorus)
Saadhu Na Siddh Muni Na Tapasee, Maa Koee Karat Achaaraa Ho;
Naa Shatdarashan Chaar Charan Men, Naa Aashram Vyavhaaraa Ho…
Naa Tridevaa Soham Shakti, Niraakaar Se Nyaaraa Ho;
Shabd Ateet Atal Avinaashee, Kshar Akshar Se Nyaaraa Ho…
Jyotee Swaroop Niranjan Naahin, Naa Om Hunkaaraa Ho;
Dharanee Naa Pavan Gagan Na Paanee, Naa Ravi Chanda Taaraa Ho…
Hai Paragat Par Deeshat Naahin, Satguru Sain Sahaaraa Ho;
Kahai Kabeer Sarv Hi Saaheb, Parakho Parakhan Haaraa Ho…
Bangalaa Khoob Banaayaa Be, Andar Naaraayan Soyaa.(Chorus) --- You have decorated this house (body) wonderfully, within which the Lord sleeps.
Is Bangalaa Kaa Naw Darvaaze, Beech Pawan Ka Khambaa;
Aawat Jaawat Koi Nahin Dekha, Yehi Baaraa Achambaa… --- This house has Nine Doors (orifices) with a Pillar (spine) in the middle;
No one has ever seen who enters and exits the house, this is a great mystery.
Panch Tattwa Kee Bheet Banaaee, Teen Gunan Ka Gaaraa;
Rom Ki Ona Chaal Chalaawe, Chet Na Karne Haaraa… --- With bricks (five elements) and cement (three qualities),
Along with the breath (life-force) and consciousness (mind), this house has been built.
Man Kahataa Hain Haathee Ghoda, Oonch Kee Palakee Honaa;
Saaheb Ji Ke Dil Me Hain, Nange Paire Se Chalanaa… --- The Mind instructs to acquire Elephants and Horses and travel in a high palanquin extravagantly;
Saheb tells us to walk barefoot (humbly).
Panch Pachees Se Patra Baanche, Manwa Taal Bajaawe;
Surati Nirati Kee Mridang Bajaawe, Raag Chattees Gawe… --- The Mind plays the rhythm in tune with the five elements and their 25 qualities;
The Mridang (drum) of Meditation is played and the 36 melodies (attributes) are sung.
Man Kahataa Hain Daulat Karnaa, Oonch Mahal Par Sonaa;
Saheb Ji Ke Dil Men Hain, Satyanaam Tu Japanaa… --- The Mind instructs to acquire wealth and riches and sleep in a big castle;
Saheb says: chant the Name of Satyanam.
Man Kahata Hain Jooroo Ladka, Bahut Rojh Me Jeenae;
Saaheb Ji Ke Man Men Hain, Ek Din Mitti Milnaa… --- The Mind instructs to live with wife, son etc. and to live long;
Saheb says: one day, you will eventually go back to dust (death).
Aparampaar Badaa Hi Aaro, Satguru Bhed Bataawe;
Kahen Kabeer Suno Bhai Saadho, Jin Khojaa Tin Paayaa… --- Only the Sadguru can solve this mysterious ridle;
Kabir says, Only those who dare to search will find the Lord.
Beet Gaye Din Bhajan Binaa Re.(Chorus) --- Your days have been wasted without the praising of the Lord (i.e. singing of Bhajans).
Baal Awasthaa Khel Gawaayo, Jab Jawaanee Tab Maan Ghanaa Re… --- In childhood, you wasted your time in playing games; in adolescence, your mind wandered off.
Laahe Kaaran Mool Gawaayo, Ajahu Na Gaee Man Kee Trishanaa Re… --- In fulfilling endless desires, you have deviated from your vital goal; however, the mind still remains thirsty.
Kahat Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho, Paar Utaar Gaye Sant Janaa Re… --- Kabir says, listen Oh Sadhu; only the wise have crossed the worldly ocean safely.
Bhaaee Koyi, Satguru Sant Kahaawe; Nainan Alakh Lakhaawe… --- The real Satguru is the one who can reveal the form of the Formless to your eyes.
Dolat Dige Na Bolat Beesar, Jab Updesh Diraawe;
Praan Pooja Kiriyaa De Nyaaraa, Samaj Samaadhi Sikhaawe… --- His teachings are not bound by formalities. He does not teach austerities; He only shows the simple and easy path to Union.
Karam Kare Nishkaram Rahe Jo, Aisi Jugat Lakhaawe;
Sadaa Vilaas Traas Nahin Man Men, Bhog Men Jog Jagaawe… --- He teaches to be still in the midst of your activities.Having no fear in the mind, but being in blissful in union while enjoying the world.
Dharti Tyaagi Akaash Hoon Tyaagi, Adharm Marayaa Achaave;
Sunya Shikhar Ke Saar Silaa Par, Aasan Achal Jamaave… --- As the Eternal Being is everywhere (i.e. Earth, Sky etc.), He teaches not to restrict Him to one specific place. So, the seeker establishes himself firmly on the point above the Void.
Bheetar Rahaa So Baahar Dekhe, Doojaa Drishti Naa Aawe;
Kahat Kabeer Basaa Hain Hansaa, Aawaagawan Mitaaye… --- The Eternal Being is as within as it is outside; I can see only Him everywhere. Kabir says: "When the soul is realized, it is freed from the cycle of Birth and Rebirth".
Bhaagya Bare Jaaghar Sant Padhaare, Kari Sumiran Bhawsaagar Taare.(Chorus)
Aaye Sant Ko Aadar Deeje, Charan Pakhaaree Charan Amrit Leeje…
Yehi Sant Hain Paro Upakaaree, Sharan Aaye Vaako Let To Ubharee…
Bhawsaagar Se Boodhataa Taare, Saheb Se Ati Preeti Baante…
Saheb Ka Ghar Santan Maahin, Sant Saheb Kachhu Antar Naahin…
Kahen Kabeer Sant Bhale Hi Padhaare, Janam Janam Ke Kaaraj Saare…
Bhaanvaravaa Ke Toharaa Sang Jaai.(Chorus)
Aave Ke Beriya Badaa Sukha Hola, Dwara Pe Naje Badhaai;
Jaave Ke Beriya Bada Dukha Hola, Hansa Akela Jaai…
Dehari Pakadi Ke Mehari Rovai, Baanha Pakadi Ke Bhaai;
Angana Ke Bichava Pitaajee Rovai, Baanha Ke Hua Gaye Bidaai…
Kahat Kabeer Suno Bhai Saadho, Ihi Pada Ka Hai Niravaani;
Jo Ihi Pada Ka Artha Lagaave, Jagat Pada Hoya Jaai…
Bhajale Bhajale Bhajale Re Bhajale, Bhajale Naam Tu Bhajale Naam; Sadguru Kaa Tum Sumiro Naam, Bhajale Naam.(Chorus) --- Chant the Eternal name, Chant the name as given to you by the Satguru.
Naam Binaa, Kaise Dhyaaegaa, Swaans Binaa Jaise Hai Praanaa;
Jal Se Bujhatee Pyaas Hai Jaisaa, Naam Se Paae Pad Nirvaan, Bhajale Naam… --- How can you meditate without the Lord’s name, just like there is no life without breath;
Just like you quench your thirst with water, so you attain Nirvana with the Name.
Saadhu Sant Ki, Sangat Nyaaraa, Usme Hai Amrit Bharpooraa;
Karnaa Nit Satsang Re Bhaiyaa, Issi Men Hai Teraa Nistaar, Bhajale Naam… --- Be in the company of Saints and Sages always, that is where nectar flows abundantly;
Always be in Satsang; this is how you will attain liberation.
Iss Jeevan Kaa Lakshya Samajhanaa, Bhavsaagar Se Utare Paaraa;
Naam Ko Bhajanaa Sanjh Saveraa, Puran Hogaa Kaam Teraa, Bhajale Naam… --- Understand that the true purpose of your life is to come out of the cycle of rebirth;
Chant the eternal name every moment, thus you will fulfill your purpose.
Composed by Mahant Jay Jaggessur
Bhajan Kar Nishdin Toote Naa Taar.(Chorus)
Ek Bhram Kaa Sakal Pasaaraa, Ghadi Ghadi Pal Pal Lehu Sambhaar…
Yaa Man Mile Saadhan Son Re, Soham Shabd Kee Lagi Rahe Dhaar…
Nishdin Bhajan Karo Saheb Ke, Kaayaa Madhya Hai Tatt Saar…
Kahen Kabeer Suno Bhai Saadho, Bin Satguru Nahin Hove Ubaar…
Bhajan Men Hot Aanand Aanand,Barasat Shabd Amee Ke Baadal; Bheejat Hai Koee Sant.(Chorus)
Rom Rom Amee Antar Bheeje, Paaras Parasat Ang;
Gaho Nij Naam Traas Tan Naahin, Saheb Hai Tere Sang…
Agravaas Jahaan Tattwa Kee Nadiyaa, Maano Athaarah Gang;
Kari Asanaan Magan Ho Baithe, Charhat Shabd Ko Rang…
Swaasaa Saar Racho Mere Saaheb, Jahaan Na Maayaa Mohang;
Kahahin Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho, Japahu Soham Soham…
Bhajo Re Bhaiyaa Raam Govind Hari.(Chorus)
Jap Tap Saadhan Kachhu Nahin Laagat; Karachat Nahin Gatharee…
Santat Sampat Sukh Ke Kaaran; Jaaso Bhool Paree...
Kahat Kabeer Raam Na Jaa Mukh; Taa Mukh Dhool Paree…
Sar Men Shishu Paayee, God Uthaayee, Laayee Pati Ke Paasaa;
Dekhi Risaanaa, So Agyaanaa, Bhayo Krodh Ko Daasaa…
Jahaanwaa Te Laayee, Dharu Tahaan Jaayee, Baalak Kaako Aahee;
Suno Kaanpee Naaree, Preeti Jo Bhaaree, Chhodan Chaahat Naaheen…
Jab Bahut Risaawaa, Maaran Dhaawaa, Julaaha Mati Ko Heenaa;
Bhayee Nabh Te Baanee, Acharaj Maanee, Suni Ke Bhaw Ati Deenaa…
Kahi Kathaa Bujhaaee, Purbal Jaaee, Braahman Nar Aru Naaree;
Kachhu Karni Chhootee, Jamare Lootee, Julaaha Ghar Tan Dhaaree…
Tohi Taaran Kaajaa, Maanush Saajaa, Leenhaa Yah Main Bhaaee;
Lai Chalu Ghar Apane, Soch Na Sapane, Man Men Kachhu Suhaaee…
Tab Aagyaa Deenhee, Sang Men Leenhee, Naaree Chit Harashaaee;
Prabhu Kaashee Aaye, Dhaam Suhaaye, Sukrit Mahimaa Gaaee…
Dohaa Bhakt Prem Aru Santahit, Pragat Manuj Tan Dhaar;
Sukrit Nij Jan Kaarane, Kari Leelaa Bistaar.
Mahant Sukrit Daasji ‘Baraaree’
Binaa Satsang Kumatee Nahin Chhoote.(Chorus) --- Without Satsang, the filth of the mind will not be removed.
Chaahe Jaao Mathuraa, Chaahe Jaao Kaashee; Antar Ghat Kaa Daag Na Chhoote… --- Whether in Mathura or Kashi, the stains acquired will not be removed from the heart.
Chaahe Parho Pothee, Chaahe Parho Geetaa; Bin Guru Gyaan Bharam NahinToote… --- Whether studying ancient scriptures or the Geeta (i.e. Bhagvat Geeta), without the aid of the Guru, doubts will not be dispelled.
Chaahe Poojo Devee, Chhaahe Poojo Devaa; Jarhataa Bhaaw Kabahun Nahin Chhoote… --- Whether praying Goddesses or Gods, the feeling of Ignorance will not be dispelled.
Kahahin Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho; Binaa Vivek Maayaa Nit Loote… --- Kabir says, listen Oh Sadhu; Without Vivek (good judgment) Maayaa (illusion) will continue to cheat you.
Bole Kaayaa Men Suganvaa, Banke Laharee.(Chorus)
Paanch Tattwa Ke Pinjaraa Vaake, Tamen Suganaa Bole,
Kabhi Kabhi Masti Men Aa Ke, Dil Ka Jauharaa Bole; Dole Saanjhvaa Aur Bihanvaa…
Panch Tattwa Ke Pinjaraa Vaake Tamen Das Darwaazaa,
Madhya Sabhaa Men Lagaa Ke Aasan, Baithe Banke Raajaa;
Jhoole Prem Ke Jhulanvaa…
Apni Seva Ke Khatir Ho, Raakhin Naw Pataraanee,
Vahi Raani Se Baat Karat Hai, Aapahun Bhare Hunkaaree;
Maane Unhun Ke Kahanvaa…
Kahen Kabeer Ja Din Sugana, Pinjare Se Urhi Jayen,
Sona Aisi Jaal Ke Kaayaa, Ansuvaan Se Mukh Dhoyen;
Roye Aapan Aur Beganvaa…
Bolo Jay Shree Kabeer.(Chorus) --- Let us chant the glory of Satguru Kabir Saheb.
Tum Ho Vidhaataa, Tum Paramatmaa, Bhakti Prakashaa, Mukti Pradaataa;
Nirmal Karle Aap Swaroopaa… --- You are our protector, You are our Lord. You enlighten us with devotion, free us from bondage, Make us pure just like You
Baal Tumhaare, Jyoti Swaroopaa, Moh Chhuraja, Gyaan Barsaa Jaa;
Naam Kripase Hamko Rijhaajaa… --- We are your children, endowed with divine light. Remove the veil of illusion, replace it by spiritual knowledge, Enlighten us by conferring upon us Your eternal name
Bhawsaagar Men, Ham To Khade Hai, Bandichod Ab, Bandh Chhuda De;
Bhardo Sabmen Dhan Satyanaamaa… --- We are entangled in this cycle of life and death. O Almighty release us from this bondage, Bless us all with the invaluable wealth of Satyanaam.
Chaadar Ho Gahi Bahut Puraanee, Ab Soch Samajh Abhimaanee.(Chorus)
Ajab Julaah Chaadar Bheenee, Soot Karam Kee Taanee;
Suratee Niratee Ko Bharanaa Deenhee, Tab Sabke Manmaanee…
Maile Daag Pade Paapan Ke, Vishayan Men Lipataanee;
Gyaan Ke Haathon Laay Ke Dhoyo, Satsangee Ke Paanee…
Bhaee Mailee Aur Bheengee Saadee, Lobh Moh Men Saanee;
Aise Orhat Umar Ganvaaee, Bhalee Buree Nahin Jaanee…
Shank Mati Jaanu Jiye Apane, Hai Yah Vaastu Puraanee;
Kahain Kabeer Yeh Raakh Jatan Se, Phir Nahin Haathan Aanee…
Chadariyaa Jheenee Re Jheenee; Raam Naam Ras Bheenee.(Chorus)
Asht Kamal Kaa Charakhaa Banaayaa, Paanch Tattva Ke Poonee;
Nav Das Maas Bunan Kaa Laage, Moorakh Mailee Keenhee…
Jab Moree Chaadar Ban Ghar Aaee, Rangrej Kaa Deenhee;
Aise Rang Rang Rangrej Ne, Ke Laalon Laal Kar Deenhee…
Chaadar Orhee Shankaa Mat Kariyo, Ye Do Din Tumko Deenhee;
Moorakh Log Bhed Nahin Jaane, Din Din Mailee Keenhee…
Dhruv Prahalaad Sudaamaa Ne Orhi, Sukhdev Ne Nirmal Keenhee;
Daas Kabeer Ne Aise Orhi, Jyon Ke Tyon Dhar Deenhee…
Chal Hansaa Satlok Hamaraa, Chhodo Yah Sansaar Ho; Yah Sansaar Kaal Hai Raajaa, Karam Ke Jaal Pasaar Ho.(Chorus) --- O Hans! Let us go to our True Home. Let us leave this world of Delusions.
In this World Kaal (Time) is the King. He has spread the Net of Karmas.
Chaudah Khand Base Waake Mukh Men, Sabahi Ko Karat Ahaaraa Ho;
Jaar Baar Koilaa Kar Daare, Phir Phir De Avtaar Ho… --- The Fourteen Regions are within his Mouth and He devours all in entirely. He gathers and burns the sheaths of the Souls and reincarnates them over and over again.
Brahmaa Vishnu Shiv Tan Dhariyaa, Aur Ko Kaun Bichaaraa Ho;
Sur Nar Muni Sab Chhal Bal Maare, Le Chauraasee Me Daar Ho... --- Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva (the Demigods) also took Incarnation, what to say of others. The Wise, Saints and Sages were all deceived and ha to go through the 8.4 millions of life forms.
Madhya Akaash Aap Jaha Baithe, Jyoti Shabd Thaharaayaa Ho;
Taakaa Roop Kahaan Lag Barano, Anant Bhaan Ujiyaar Ho… --- Far beyond the confines of Space is the Lord's permanent residence,
Where the Bright Light and Sound of God have their origin.
Shwet Swaroop Shabd Jahaan Phoole, Hansaa Karat Vihaaraa Ho;
Kotin Chaand Suraj Chhipi Jaihe, Ek Rom Ujiyaar Ho… --- Where the light of innumerable suns is put to shame. In that Immaculate Place where the flower of the Celestial Melody blossoms, the souls dwell in endless sport. The light of millions of moons and suns cannot equal one hair of the Supreme Soul.
Wahi Paar Ek Nagar Basat Hai, Barasat Amrit Dhaaraa Ho;
Kahe Kabeer Suno Dharmadaasaa, Lakho Purush Darrbaar Ho… --- Beyond that place is the City where the streams of Nectar always flow. Kabir says: Listen, O Dharmadas behold the wonders of the Court of the Supreme One.
Chalanaa Hai Door Musaaphir, Kaahe Sove Re (Chorus)
Chet Achet Nar Soch Baavare, Bahut Neend Mat Sove Re;
Kaam Krodh Mad Lobh Men Phansakar, Umariyaa Kaahe Khove Re…
Sir Par Maaya Moh Kee Gatharee, Sang Doot Tere Hove Re;
So Gatharee Toree Beech Men Chhin Gaee, Moond Pakad Kahaan Rove Re…
Rasta To Door Kathin Hai, Chal Ab Akela Hove Re;
Sang Saath Tere Koee Na Chalegaa, Kaake Dagariya Jove Re…
Nadiya Gaharee Naanv Puraanee, Kehee Vidhi Paar Tu Hove Re;
Kahe Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho, Byaaj Dho Ke Mool Mat Khove Re…
Din Nahin Chain Rain Nahin Nindiyaa, Vyaakul Hai Tan Saara Ho;
Ab To Dharamadaas Ko Keeje, Darashan De Bhavapaara Ho...
Ek To Main Vaare Bholi, Dusri Piyaa Gaile Choree; Kiyaa Ho More Raama, Tisraa Birhaa Sar Laagal Keri.(Chorus)
Phool Lode Chal Lau Vaaree, Saaree Mor Atkal Daaree;
Kiya Ho More Raama, Satguru Bin Koyi Na Chhudaawal Keri…
Saaree Mor Phati Gaile, Angiyan Dukhit Bhaile;
Kiya Ho More Raama, Nayanaa Tapki Anchra Bhijle Keri…
Bhijat Utaari Chalaoon Main, Jahaan Gagan Ataari Par;
Kiya Ho More Raama, Jogiyaa Ke Dhuniyaan Ramaawal Keri…
Jogiyaa Ke Sutal Dekhloon, Vahaan Duniyaa Barat Dikhloon;
Kiya Ho More Raama, Suratiyaa Hiya Raasal Keri…
Saaheb Kabeer Guru Gaawe Nirguniyaa Ho,
Kiyaa Ho More Raama;
Guru Ke Charaniya, Chit Na Dolaawal Keri…
Ek To Main Baaree Bhoree, Dusre Piya Gaile Choree;
Kiyaa Ho Raam, Teesre Virahani Rasavaa Ke Matila Ho Raam.(Chorus)
Phool Lorhe Chalee Yeh Baaree, Saaree Moree Atakelee Daaree;
Kiyaa Ho Raam, Bin Re Balamawaa Koee Na Chhudaavelaa Raam…
Saaree Moree Phati Gaile, Choliya Maski Gaile;
Kiyaa Ho Raam, Nayanaa Tapake Nai Rang Bheenjle Ho Raam…
Bheenjat Bheenjat Yeh Baaree, Charhalo Gagan Ataaree;
Kiyaa Ho Raam, Jahaanvaa Jogeeyaa Dhuniyaa Ke Ramaavelaa Raam…
Dhuniyaa Ke Ramat Dekhali, Jogee Ke Sutal Dekhali;
Kiyaa Ho Raam, Jogee Ke Suratiyaa Hiyaa Beeche Saalelaa Ho Raam…
Jogee Ke Dooravaa Yeh Raama, Anahad Bajawaa Baajelaa Ho Raam;
Kiyaa Ho Raam, Jahaanwaa Naache Suratee Suhaagin Raam…
Saaheb Kabeer Ihai Gaavai Nirguniyaa, Kiyaa Ho Raam;
Maanush Ho Janamawaa Duralabh Holani Ho Raam…
Ek Tumhi Aadhaar Oh Satguru.(Chorus) --- Oh my lord! You are my only support.
Jab Tak Mile Na Tum Jeevan Men, Shaanti Kahan Mil Sakti Man Men;
Khoj Phiraa Sansaar… --- As long as I don’t find you, I cannot have peace of mind. Oh my Lord, even if I search the whole world.
Jab Dukh Paate Atak Atak Kar, Sab Aate Hein Bhool Batak Kar;
Ek Tumhaare Dwaar… --- Oh my Lord, when people get entangled in continuous miseries, they wander everywhere. But ultimately come to your door.
Jeev Jagat Men Sab Kuchh Khokar, Bas Bach Sakaa Tumhaaraa Hokar;
Hai Mere Sarkaar… --- Oh my Lord, after losing everything, my only hope is to be saved as your devotee.
Kaisa Bhi Ho Tairanhaaraa, Jab Tak Liyaa Na Charan Sahaaraa;
Ho Na Sakaa Bhavpaar… --- Oh my Lord, however skillful a swimmer can be, he will never be able to cross the worldly ocean without your support.
He Prabhu Tum Ho Vividh Roopon Se, Hamen Bachaate Bhav Koopon Se;
Aise Param Oodaar… --- Oh lord, You manifest in different ways, Save me from the deep “well” of life. Oh my Lord You are the supreme saviour.
Hum Aaye Hai Sharan Tumhaaree, Karo Prabhu Ab Mukti Hamaaree;
Sun Lo Pathik Pukaar… --- I have come to you for shelter, Liberate me from the ocean of life. Oh my Lord, please listen to this worldly traveler's plea.
Ghoonghat Ke Path Khol Re, Tohe Piyaa Milenge.(Chorus)
Ghat Ghat Ramataa, Raam Ramaiyaa, Kutuk Vachan Mat Bol Re…
Rang Mahal Me, Deep Barat Hai, Aasan Se Mat Dol Re…
Ghoonghat Ke Path Khol Sakhi Ri,Mili Hai Saanyi Deedaaraa.(Chorus) --- Open the veil of ignorance, then only you will find the Lord.
Moh Maaya Kee Orhni Orhe, Dekhe Naahin Dwaaraa;
Sunya Mahal Men Ghor Andheraa, Karo Naam Ujiyaaraa… --- You are all covered with the veil of illusion, such that you cannot even see the doorway; The celestial abode is covered darkness, use the Naam to enlighten it.
Gagan Mandal Se Amrit Barse, Hot Aanand Apaaraa;
Anhad Kee Dhun Baje Nirantar, Soham Kaa Jhankaaraa… --- When the divine nectar flows from the heaven, it kindles joy and happiness;The soundless music from the heaven is playing, calling the soul to unite with the Supreme.
Satguru Saheb Kee Balihaari, Baan Shabad Ka Maaraa;
Kahen Kabeer Aap Khojiyaa, Paayaa Praan Adhaaraa… --- By the grace of Satguru, you have been shot with the Word; Kabir says: Then lose your ego, and, merge your true self with the Supreme.
(Naam Dhun Kirtan)
Gurudev Kaho Gurudev Kaho Gurudev Kaho,
Guru Dev Kaho Gurudev Kaho Gurudev Kaho…
Guru Jee Se Daras Deedaar, Ab Dil Magan Bhaye.(Chorus) --- By having the vision of my Guru I am overjoyed.
Amar Lok Se Saaheb Aaye, Kholat Bharam Kewaar… --- Saheb has come from the Eternal Abode to clear all our doubts.
Gagan Jharokhaa Khoob Banee Hai, Jagmag Jyoti Apaar. --- The sky is bedeck with infinite sparkles of light.
Aamini Charan Kamal Pad Binawe, Mili Lewe Ank Pasaar… --- Amini Mata bows to the lotus feet and prays as she has been blessed.
Dharmadaas Binwe Kar Joree, Sadguru Hans Ubaar… --- Dharmadaas, with folded hands, pleads: "Oh Sadguru, Please free the Hansas."
Guru Meri Pooja, Guru Govinda,Guru Mera Paarbrahma, Guru Bhagvantaa… --- My prayer is Guru, Guru is the Lord. Guru is the most Supreme, Guru is God.
Guru Mera Devo Alakh Abheva; Sarv Pujya Charan Guru Seva... --- Guru is the Lord who can explain all mystery, He is worthy of utmost respect and service.
Guru Bina Avara Naahin Paithaaoon; Angeen Japahoon Guru Guru Nawoon... --- None other than the Guru can give me the insight, In endless meditation I take His name
Guru Meraa Gyaanaa Guru Hridaye Dhyaanaa; Guru Kabeer Guru Bhagvaanaa... --- Guru embodies the knowledge on which I meditate with all my heart, Kabir Saheb is my Guru, my God.
Guru Ki Sharana Rahoon Kar Joree; Guru Binaa Mein NaahinThoree… --- I stay in the shelter of ther Guru always, Without the Guru, I have no control.
Guru Bahut Taare Bhavpaaraa; Guru Sevaa Jam Se Chhutkaaraa... --- The Guru has the power to make countless devotees cross the shore, By surrendering yourself to the Guru you can escape from the trap of Yama.
Gyaan Gangaa Nahaa Le Pyaare Manaa.(Chorus)
Haar Maaskee Banee Yah Kaayaa, Man Murakh Kyon Dekh Lobhaayaa,
Deh Aasaktee Hataale Pyaare Manaa…
Maata Pitaa Bhaganee Sut Daaraa, Jhoothaa Naataa Jagat Kaa Saaraa,
Moh Mamtaa Mitaale Pyaare Manaa…
Sat Sangat Hai Kaashee Nagaree, Man Ke Mail Dhole Sagaree,
Chal Ke Gotaa Lagaale Pyaare Manaa…
Dusht Janon Ka Chhodo Sangaa, Sat Sangatee Niral Jal Gangaa;
Paap Saare Dhulaale Pyaare Manaa…
Hansaa Shabd Bichaaro Man Men, Deh Geh Chhoote Ek Chhan Men,
Aaj Bigaree Banaale Pyaare Manaa…
Hamaare Guru Mile Brahmagyaanee, Paaee Amar Nishaanee.(Chorus)
Kaag Palat Guru Hansaa Keenhe, Deenhee Naam Nishaanee;
Hansaa Pahunche Sukhsaagar Par, Mukti Bharai Jahaan Paanee…
Jal Bich Kumbh Kumbh Bich Jal, Baahar Bheetar Paanee;
Viksyo Kumbh Jal Jalahi Samaanaa, Ye Gati Birale Na Jaanee…
Hai Athaah Thaah Santan Men, Dariyaa Lahar Samaanee;
Dheemar Jaal Daal Ka Kari Hai, Jab Meen Pighal Bhaye Paanee…
Anubhav Kaa Gyaan Ujalataa Kee Baanee, So Hai Akath Kahaanee;
Kahai Kabeer Goonge Kee Sain, Jin Jaanee Un Maanee…
Hamkaa Orhaawe Chaadariya, Chalati Biriyaa.(Chorus) --- Covering me with the white cloth, they are all bidding me farewell.
Praan Raam Jab Niksan Laage; Ulat Gayi Dou Nainaa Pootariyaa… --- When the time has come for my soul to meet the Lord, then my eyes turned inwards.
Bheetar Se Jab Baahir Laaye; Chhut Gayi Sab Mahal Atariyaa… --- When I (the Self) leave the body, everything is left behind.
Chaar Jane Mil Khaat Oothahin; Rovat Le Chale Dagar Dagariyaa… --- Four people carry my coffin, all the way along they cry and lament my departure.
Kahat Kabeer Suno Bhai Saadho; Sang Jail Vo Sukhi Lakadiyaa… --- Kabir Saheb says: "Listen Oh Sadhu! Realize that your body is burnt to ashes together with those dry pieces of wood".
(Shabd) Kamaali Ji Ke
Hansaa Nikal Gayaa Main Na Ladeesee.(Chorus) --- My Soul has left and I did not resist (stop it).
Paanch Sahelee Sang Mailee, Paanchon Main Akelee Khadeesee… --- I was tainted in this body controlled by the five senses, I now stand alone and have become pure.
Nau Darvaaje Bandakarleene, Dashveen Moree Khulaa Jo Padeesee… --- They have closed my nine orifices to perform my death rites but the tenth (Daswen Dwaar) remained open as I left.
Na Main Bolee Na Main Chaalee, Audh Dopattah Kinaare Khadeesee… --- I did not speak nor go with them; as they covered my body with a shroud, I stood at the edge of the nether-regions to watch.
Kahat Kamaalee Kabeer Kee Baalakee, Saadee Se Main Kumaaree Bhaleesee… --- Kamaali, the daughter of Kabir, says, a simple girl like me has been blessed (resurrected).
Hansaa Sudh Kar Apnon Desa.(Chorus) --- O Soul! Remember your homeland.
Yahaan Aaye Teree Sudh Budh Bisri, Aa Phanse Pardesa;
Ajahoon Chet Hit Kar Piya Se, Satguru Ke Updesha… --- Since you came here, you lost all your wits/knowledge, and got trapped in a foreign land .
Give your love and focus to your Beloved, this is the Satguru's teaching.
Jyon Des Se Aye Hansaa, Kabahoon Na Keenhi Andesaa;
Aye Pariyo Tu Moh Phand Men, Kaal Gahya Teraa Kesaa… --- You have never given due thoughts to the land from where you came.
As soon as you came you got trapped in illusion, Death is hovering to catch you by the hair.
Laawo Surat Asthaan Alakh Par Hansaa, Jaako Ratat Mahesaa;
Jugan Jugan Ke Sansay Chhoote, Teraa Chhoote Kaal Kalesaa… --- Focus your mind constantly on that invisible abode, the same on which Lord Shiva concentrates;
By doing so, your countless troubles from your past lifetimes will vanish and you will be free from death.
Kaahe Ko Aaye Kaahe Karat Hai Hansaa, Kinahoon Na Bhoole Pardesaa;
Kahen Kabeer Vahaan Chal Hansaa, Jahan Janam Na Owe Hamesaa... --- Why have you come here, O Soul? What are you doing here? Why not forget this foreign land? Kabir says: "O Soul! Go to that place where there is no re-birth."
Haman Hai Ishq Mastaanaa, Haman Ko Hoshiyaaree Kyaa; Rahe Aazaad Yaa Jag Men, Haman Duniyaa Se Yaaree Kyaa.(Chorus) --- I am intoxicated in the love of the Lord, why should I care about anything else?
I am already free in this world, what need is there for any other relationships?
Jo Bichude Hai Piyaare Se, Bhatakate Dar Badar Phirate;
Hamaaraa Yaar Hai Ham Men, Haman Ko Intazaaree Kyaa… --- Those who are seperated from their Beloveds (the Lord) wander from door to door;
My Beloved is already within me, what else should I wait for?
Khalak Sab Naam Apane Ko, Bahut Kuchh Shirr Pathakatee Hai;
Haman Guru Gyaan Alim Hai, Haman Ko Naam Daaree Kyaa… --- Many in the world struggle for name and fame;
I have already acquired the wisdom of of my Guru, why should I care for any other name?
Na Pal Bichhude Piyaa Ham Se, Na Ham Bichhure Piyaare Se;
Jo Aisee Lau Lagee Haradam, To Ham Ko Beqaraaree Kyaa… --- Not for a single moment have I been separated from my Beloved nor has He been seperated from me;
When such is the case then why should I be impatient for Him?
Kabeeraa Ishq Ka Kaa Naataa, Duee Ko Doorr Kee Dil Se,
Ye Chalanaa Rah Naazuk Hai, Haman Shirr Bojh Bhaaree Kyaa… --- Kabir says to the Ignorant One: "The relationship of love dissolves duality into oneness;
You have to tread this path with diligence, Why carry unnecessary burdens?
He Deenbandhu Swaamee, Satguru Kabeer Mere, Bakshau Dayaase Apnee, Avgun Kasheer Mere.(Chorus) --- Oh Master, Protector of the Poor, Sadguru Kabir Saheb;
By your grace, absolve me of my sins.
Jaisaa Hoon Main Kukarmee, Vyabichaari Au Adharmee;
Duniyaa Men Kam Milenge, Paapee Najeerr Mere… --- As I have committed bad karmas, had bad thoughts and have been immoral;
How can I, such a sinner, meet with You?
Gin Gin Sunaao Kitne, Jo Jo Hai Ab Mujhmen;
Roshan Hai Kul Tumhee Wo, Roshan Jameer Mere… --- How can I relate to You the countless bad qualities within me?
Your are the source of light, my Enlightener.
Tum Bin Hai Kaun Aisaa, Jo Kaala Se Bachaawe;
Bhavasindhu Men Phase Ko, Atidheer Beer Mere… --- Who else can save me from the claws of Kaal?
I am stuck in the worldly ocean, Oh my Brave and Patient Lord.
Satnaam Daan Daikarr, Keeje Udhaar Mere;
Murshid Meharwaa Saaheb, Peeron Ke Peerr Mere… --- Give me the wealth of Satyanaam and release me;
Oh Merciful Teacher, Master of Masters.
Charanon Men Aa Padaa Hai, Khaalika Kee Bintee Hai;
Keeje Sahaai Aakar, Waqte Akheer Mere… --- As a traveller, I have come to your feet to plead;
Come to my rescue, You are my final Saviour.
He Mere Guru Karuna Sindhu Kabeer. Asharan Sharan Karan Mud Mangal, Haran Sakal Bhav Peer.(Chorus) --- Oh Ocean of Compasion, Sadguru Kabir Saheb;
You give shelter and jo to those who are without shelter, Oh Destroyer of Suffereings.
Jeev Udhaaran Kaaran Pragate, Jag Men Dhaaree Shareer;
Meer Bajeer Dekhi Bhayi Maane, Phakkar Bhesh Phakeer… --- You appeared in this world in the human form, you came to save the souls and thus lived as an ascetic.
Shaah Sikandar Kasnee Leenaa, Bahu Bidhi Kari Tadabeer;
Nahin Bas Chalyo Haari Tab Charanan, Aap Parayo Aakheer… --- The Emperor, Sikandar Lodi, and his men tried all ways and means to challenge You;
When all failed, the Emperor fell at Your feet and became Your disciple.
Beer Baghelaa Ke Satguru Hai, Bijalee Khan Ke Peer;
Hindu Musalmaan Donon Kee, Todee Bharam Janjeer… --- To King Veer Singh of Baghel, You were a Sadguru and to Bijli Khan Pathan of Maghar, a Master;
Thus, You broke the shackles of doubts of both Hindus and Muslims.
Dharmadaas Kahe Aur Kaun Hai, Asa Samarath Mati Dheer;
Magahar Sookhee Nade Bahaayo, Aamee Amrit Neer… --- Dharmadaas says: "Who is more Supreme than You?
You who had made the nectar-like waters flow through the dry river of Maghar."
He Satguru Satguru Bol, Ter Kyaa Lage Hai, Teraa Kyaa Lage Hai Mol.(Chorus)
Das Bis Kosh Nahin Chalnaa, Teri Sir Per Bhar Nahin Dharnaa.
Tere Haath Pair Nahin Hilnaa, Zaraa Iss Dil Ki Kundi Khol…
Yeh Man Bhaurangi Ghoraa, Ghore Sang Paanch Bacheraa.
Yeh Paanchon Phir Looteraa, Bhai Re Tu Inkee Bang Maror…
Yeh Maayaa Hai Jag Thagani, Yehi Baron Sang Lagni Re.
Maayaa Ne Jag Bharmaayaa, Bhai Re Tu Is Kaa Gailaa Chhod
Tune Saheb Kabeer Samujhaaye, Bhoole Ko Raah Bataawe Re.
Gayaa Vakt Haath Nahin Aawe, Bhai Re Mat Chauraasee MenThol…
Hirawaa Gavaan Ke Sasuraa, Jaalu Baari Dhaniyaa.(Chorus)
Kavan Mantra Hai Kavan Tantra Hai, Kavan Bhed Hai Janiyaan;
Kaa Toharaa Sang Jaaee Yeh Goree, Kaah Mool Nisaaniyaan…
Oham Mantra Soham Tantra Hai, Alakh Bhad Hai Janiyaan;
Shabd Ee Toharaa Saath Men Jaaee, Sat Hai Mool Nisaaniyan…
Kaayaa Gadhaa Ek Vriksh Baa Laagal, Okar Paat Jhunjhuniyaan;
Kahain Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho, Trikutee Men Hamaaro Dukaaniyaan…
Jaagu Ho Moree Suratee Suhaagan.(Chorus)
Kaa Paree Sowo Moh Nisaa Men, Uthi Ke Bhajan Me Laagu Ho...
Jhil Mil Jyotee Nihaaro Gagan Men, Jagat Peeth De Bhaagu Ho...
Chit De Shabd Suno Ur Antar, Prem Piyaa Se Lau Laagu Ho...
Kahat Kabeer Suno Bhai Saadho, Bhakti Amar Bar Maangu Ho...
Jab Saath Men Tere Saaheb Hai, Soham Soham Soham Bol.(Chorus) --- The Lord is within you, so acknowledge Him.
Pehle Swaans Liyaa Jab Tune, Sab Ko Aanandit Kiyaa;
Aise Jag Men Tu Aayaa Ke, Le Aayaa Mangal Chaayaa.
Sabko Dekhaa Tu Khoyaa, Koham Koham Koham Bol… --- When you were born, you made everyone happy. The very time you opened your eyes, the whole atmosphere became joyful. You were puzzled seeing everyone around you asked : “Who am I?”
Aise Manaaen Aaj Kaa Din, Ke Sadaa Rahe Tu Nirmal;
Sukh Paaye Khushiyaan Bante Aur, Mile Tera Mehnat Kaa Phal.
Andar Teraa Voh Baithaa, Joham Joham Joham Bol… --- Let us celebrate this day such that you are always pure. May peace be on you, and may you radiate happiness and reap the fruits of your efforts. He is sitting in your heart, so chant His glory.
Kal Bhi Thaa Aaj Bhi Hai, Kal Bhi Rahegaa, Sadaa Rahegaa;
Jaan Le Tu Amar Hai Tu, Tujh Mein Teraa Saheb Hai.
Aadi Kaal Se Tou Aaye, Oham Oham Oham Bol… --- Know that your true Self existed before, exists today, and will exist always. Know that you are eternal, and your Lord is within you. You were existing since the beginning time, so acknowledge Him.
This Bhajan-Kirtan was written and composed by Mahant Shree Jay Jaggessur
Jab Talak Vishiyon Se Yeh Dil, Door Ho Jaataa Naheen; Tab Talak Saadhak Bichaaraa, Satya Sukh Paataa Naheen.(Chorus) --- Until one does not detach one's self from worldly pleasures,
That seeker will not attain true inner peace.
Jo Naheen Ekaagra Kar Sakataa Hain, Apanee Vritiye;
Usko Swapano Men Bhee, Parmaatam Najar Aataa Naheen… --- Whoever cannot attain a state of balance and self-control
Cannot see the Lord even in his dreams.
Kyaa Huaa Vedon Ke Parhne Se, Naa Paayaa Bhed Kuchh;
Aatamaa Jaane Binaa Gyaanee, To Kahalaataa Naheen… --- What have you acheived in studying the Vedas; you have not solved the riddle,
Without knowing your own self, how can you call yourself wise?
Paap Karamon Se Sadaa Rahataa Hain, Jis Kaa Mann Maleen;
Usake Sad Upadesh Yah, Haragij Hridai Bhaataa Naheen. --- Those whose minds are always filled with sins, bad actions and impurities
Will never receive the true teachings in their hearts.
Dhyaana Se Isko Suno, Jo Kah Rahe Hain Kabeer;
Hai Binaa Sadguru Ke Koee, Mukti Kaa Daataa Naheen… --- Listen carefully to what Kabir says;
"Without a Sadguru, no one can attain Liberation."
Jag Se Najariyaa Na Phero, Ho More Surati Suhaagan.(Chorus)
Jay Satnaam Jay Satnaam, Jay Prabhu Bandhichhod Kabeer, Jay Prabhu Karunaa Sindhu Kabeer.(Chorus)
Bhakton Ke Bhai Haaree Satguru, Bhakton Ke Bhram Haaree Satguru.
Jay Prabhu Karunaa Sindhu Kabeer, Jay Prabhu Bandhichhod Kabeer.
Satya Ke Mandan Paakhand Khandan, Moksh Pradaataa Satya Kabeer…
Asharan Sharan Kabeer Kripaalaa, Bhakta Sahaayak Deen Dayaalaa.
Jeev Uddharan Naam Tumhara, Ya Iti Aap Sant Tan Dhara.
Kaal Jaal Ka Phanda Bhaaree, Maiti Karat Nij Daas Sukhari.
Bando Sadguru Dou Kar Joree, Sab Sansay Dukh Metahu Moree…
Jay Jay Param Purush Paramaatam, Jay Jay Satya Purush Paramaatam.
Jay Jay Param Brahm Paramaatam, Jay Jay Saar Shabd Paramaatam.
Jay Jay Aadi Purush Paramaatam, Jay Jay Aadi Naam Paramaatam.
Jay Nih Akshar Jay Param Akshar, Jay Jay Saar Shabd Paramaatam…
Jivraa, Do Din Ka Mehmaan, Ab Tum Kab Sumiroge Raam.(Chorus) --- Oh Man! You are just a temporary guest here, when will you decide to meditate on the Lord?
Garbhaapan Men Haath Juraayaa, Nikal Para Beimaan… --- In the womb, you folded your hands in prayer, once born you forgot your promises.
Baalaapan Men Khel Gumaayaa, Taroonaapan Men Kaam… --- As a child you wasted your time in play, as an adult you were carried away by your desires.
Budhepan Men Kaanpan Laagaa, Nikal Gayaa Armaan… --- In old age, you became weak and could not control your limbs/senses, it is too late to redeem yourself.
Jhooti Kaayaa Jhooti Maayaa, Aakhir Maut Nidaan… --- Both this body and this world are impermanent, Only death is certain.
Kahen Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho, Yahi Ghor Maidaan… --- Kabir says : Oh Sadhu! This is your only opportunity.
Kabeer Guru Darshan Deeje Mohi.(Chorus)
Tumre Daras Se Paap Katat Hai, Nirmal Hot Shareer…
Hindu Ke Tum Guru Kahaaye, Musalmaan Ke Peer…
Jagnaath Men Mandir Thaapo, Haath Gayo Saagarneer…
Kahen Kabir Suno Bhai Saadho, Karle Manwaa Ko Theer…
Kaise Aaoon Mere Saaheb, Teree Kaashee Nagaree; Badi Door Nagaree.(Chorus)
Dheere Dheere Aaoon To, Saans Mere Dhadate; Jaldee Jaldee Aaoon To, Chhalke Nagaree…
Raat Men Aaoon Saaheb, Jeeyaa Mera Dhadate; Din Men Aaoon To Saaheb, Dekhe Nagaree…
Is Paar Gangaa Aur, Us Paar Yamunaa; Beech Men Saaheb Teree Kaashee Nageree…
Dharamadaas Kahe, Tihare Milan Men; Tadapat Rahe, Din Raat Dil Ri…
Karam Gati Taare Naahin Tare.(Chorus)
Guru Vashisht Mahaamuni Gyaanee, Likh Likh Lagan Dhare;
Seetaa Haran Maran Dashrath Ko, Ban Ban Vipati Pare…
Kahaa Ve Raahu Kahaa Ve Ravi Shasi, Aan Sanjog Pare;
Satvaadee Harichand Raajaa, Neech Ghar Neer Bhare…
Durvaasaa Rishi Shraap Diyo Hai, Yadukul Naash Kare;
Pandvan Ke Hari Sadaa Sahaaee, Ve Bhee Ban Bichare…
Teenon Lok Karmagati Ke Vash, Jeev Se Kaah Sare;
Kahahin Kabeer Suno Bhai Saadho, Bhoolaa Bhatki Mare…
Karo Bandagee Sadguru Aage, Jehi Prataap Jeev Bahu Jaage; Baarambaar Karo Pranaam, Sadguru Padam Dhaam Sattnaam...
Kahat Kabeer Suno Bhai Saadho, Jag Se Naataa Chhootal Ho…
Koee Dheemee Gaaree Hanko Re, Raam Gaaree Vaalaa, Koee Madhuri Gaaree Hanko Re, Raam Gaaree Vaalaa.(Chorus)
Gaaree Teri Rang Virangee, Bail To Hai Do Chaar;
Haankane Vaalaa Chail Chabeelaa, Baithan Vaalaa Laal…
Gaaree Ataki Reth Men Bhaai, Manjil Badee Hai Door;
Aisa Koyi Satguru Mile, Jo Pahunchaave Hajur…
Ghoda Chhuta Tan Se Bhaai, Jag Men Pari Pukaar;
Das Daravaje Baand Hue Bhai, Nikal Chala Asavaar…
Yantra Hamaro Jhaajhar Bhaai, Gayaa Bajaavan Haar;
Yantra Bajaao Sona Kari Re, Toot Gaya Sab Taar…
Ganga Kaathe Ghar Banaaye, Naave Men Nirmal Neer;
Kahane Vaale Kahaa Gaye Bhai, Saadhu Guru Kabeer
Koee Sunta Hai Guru Gyaanee, Gagan Men Avaaz Ho Rahi Jheenhee.(Chorus) --- He who has been anointed by the Guru can hear the celestial, melodious music.
Pehle Hotaa Naad Bindu Se, Pher Jamaayaa Paanee;
Sab Ghat Puran Poor Rahaa Hai, Aadi Purush Nirvaanee… --- Your soul originated from the Naad Bindu (celestial dot), When on the earth, you flow freely like the water;
The same Eternal Being resides in each and every heart.
Jo Tan Paaya Pataa Likhaaya, Trishnaa Nahin Bhulaanee;
Amrit Ras Chod Vishay Ras Chaakaa, Ulti Phaans Phasaanee… --- You arrived from there to a specific address in this world, To quench your desire and merge with the Lord;
But you leave the nectar and drink the poison instead; By doing so you go the reverse way, entangle yourself in the worldly traps, Which you mistakenly believe to be the eternal happiness
Oham Soham Baajaa Baaje, Trikuti Sun Samaanee;
Ingla Pingla Sushman Saadho, Sun Dhwajaa Pheraaee… --- The music of Oham-Soham goes on and on, Heard only when in the meditative state;
At this state you are totally tuned in to the Lord's music.
Deed Band Deed Ham Nazaronse Dekhaa, Ajraa Amar Nishaanee;
Kahen Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho, Yehi Aadee Ki Baanee… --- With the spiritual eye only can you see, the indestructible, Eternal Abode of the Lord;
Kabir says: Oh Sadhu! This is the true experience of the limitless, The realization of God is otherwise unattainable
Kahe Ke Khamb Gare Hain More Aanganaa, Kahe Ke Mandawaa Chawaye More Aanganaa…
Kele Ke Khamb Gare Hain More Aanganaa, Pana Vana Mandawaa Chavaaye More Aanganaa…
Kahe Ke Chaukaa Puraiye More Aanganaa, Kahe Ke Kalash Dhare Hain More Aanganaa…
Motiyan Chaukaa Puraiye More Anganaa, Sone Ke Kalash Dhare Hain More Aanganaa…
Dharamadaas Ko Amini Vinve, Aaj Aanand Bhayo More Aanganaa…
Kripaa Sindhu Mujhe Apanaa, Banaa Loge To Kyaa Hogaa; Zaraa Satanaam Kaanon Men, Sunaa Doge To Kyaa Hogaa.(Chorus) --- Oh Ocean of Compassion, Why not make me Yours?
Why not utter the Eternal Name into my ears?
Dayaa Karne Ko Jeevon Par, Jo Tum Duniyaa Men Aaye Ho;
Mere Bhee Taraph Ek Drishti, Jhukaa Doge To Kyaa Hogaa… --- You have come into this world to save souls;
Why not cast your vision upon me?
Sakal Jag Me Patit Paawan, Tumhaaraa Naam Zaahir Hai;
Agarr Mujh Ek Paapee Ko, Bhee Taaroge To Kyaa Hogaa… --- Your name is holy in the entire universe;
Why not help me? I have committed so many sins.
Akhandit Gyaan Kee Dhaaraa, Barakh Ke Param Sukhadaaee;
Prabal Traitaap Kee Agnee, Bhujhaa Doge To Kyaa Hogaa… --- Your wisdom is indestructible and showers peace and solace;
Why not extinguish the fire of the three sufferings which afflict me?
(Dehik: bodily sufferings, Daivik: natural calamities and Bhautik: caused by other living beings)
Param Sidhaant Vedon Kaa, Lakhaa Ke Aatamaa Mujhko;
Meree Dil Se Avidhyaa Ko, Hataa Doge To Kyaa Hogaa… --- Only You can instill me with the wisdom of the Vedas;
Why not remove the ignorance from my heart?
Kayee Muddyat Se Gote Khaa, Rahaa Hoongaa Beechaaraa Main;
Sahaaraa Deke Charanon Kaa, Bachaa Doge To Kyaa Hogaa… --- For ages and ages, I have been suffering;
Why not give me shelter at Your feet and save me?
Paree Hai Aai Ab Meree, Prabhu Bhau Dhaar Men Naiyaa;
Khewaiyaa Ban Kinaare Par, Lagaa Doge To Kyaa Hogaa… --- My boat is stuck in the worldly ocean;
By becoming my boatman, why not sail me safely to the shore?
Araj Dharmadaas Kee Prabhujee, Phakat Charanon Men Ye Hai Ki;
Janam Aur Maran Ke Dukh Se, Chhudaa Doge To Kyaa Hogaa… --- Dharmadas is appealing to You by surrendering himself to Your feet, Oh Lord;
Why not save me from the bondage of life and death?
Saakhee Teri Jhoomparee, Gal Katiyan Ke Paas;
Jo Karenge So Bharenge, Tu Kyun Bhayo Udaas. --- Your hut is beside the slaughterhouse;
As you sow, you will reap, why worry?
Kuchh Lenaa Na Denaa Magan Rahenaa.(Chorus) --- Do not care about giving and receiving, remain blissful.
Paanch Tattva Ka Avana Pinjaraa; Jamen Bole Hain Meri Maina… --- This cage (body) which is made of the five elements in which the bird (Soul) sings.
Gahiri Nadiyaa Naav Puraanee; Khevatiyaa Se Mile Rahana… --- This river-like world is deep and the boat (body) is old, you better stay close to the boatman (the Guru).
Tera Saanyee Tere Man Men Basat Hain; Sakhi Khol Kar Dekho Nainaa… --- Your Lord is within you, open your eyes of wisdom and you will find Him.
Kahat Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho; Guru Ke Charan Men Lipat Rahanaa… --- Kabir says, listen Oh Sadhu, hold tight to the feet of the Guru.
Liye Suman Ka Haar, Khada Hoon Dwaar, Kabeer Sukhdhaamee, Tum Ho Prabhu Antaryaamee.(Chorus) --- With a garland of flowers I stand at your door, Oh Provider of Happiness, Kabir,
You are Omniscient.
Jag Dukh Se Ati Ghabaraayaa Hoon, Tab Charan Sharan Men Aaya Hoon.
Milaa Na Joi Adhaar, Jo Leu Hamen Ubaar, Guruwar Swami… --- Being afflicted by sufferings, I have come to Your shelter;
I could not find any support, please release me of sufferings, Oh Guru, Oh Master.
Vanchak Jan Ke Phanda Bhaaree, Jismen Bhoole Jeev Anaaree.
Metahu Teenu Taap, Lakhaake Aap, Satyagun Dhaamee… --- There are many traps laid out by cheaters in which innocent people get ensnared;
Destroy the three types of sufferings (Dehik: bodily sufferings, Daivik: natural calamities and Bhautik: caused by other living beings) by blessing me Oh Embodiment of Truth..
Tum Bandichod Kahaate Ho, Jeewan Ke Phand Chhudaate Ho.
Ab Meree Karo Neehaar, Shabd Taksaar, Bataao Swamee… --- You have been hailed as the Releaser of Bondage as you free us from the noose of Kaal;
Please shower Your grace on me, unveil to me the Power of the Word.
Kaayaa Beer Kabeer Guruwar, Ram Swaroop Sadaa Pad Kinkar.
Guru Charan Sukhaare, Sharan Tumhaare, Guruwar Charan Namaamee… --- In physical form, You are the Guru, Kabir, but Your true form is that of the Supreme;
I find peace at Your feet, Your shelter, I bow down to Your feet Oh Master.
Maatee Kaa Khilaunaa Matee Me Mil Jaayegaa; Maan Meraa Kahanaa Nahin To Pachataayegaa.(Chorus)
Sundar Roop Dekh Kar Bhoolaa, Dhan Yoban Ke Mat Men Phoolaa;
Ek Din Hansaa Akelaa Ud Jaayegaa…
Patee Patnee Pitaa Aru Maataa, Sakhaa Sumitra Sahodar Bharaataa;
Pal Bhar Men Naataa Sabhee Se Chhut Jayegaa…
Heeraa Jawaahir Kee Maalaa Dulaaree, Makhamal Ke Gadhi Aurr Resham Kee Saaree;
Hit Sut But Sab Yehee Chhut Jaayegaa…
Maatee Kahe Kumhaar Ko, Tu Kya Roondhe Moy; Ek Din Aisa Howega, Men Roondhoongee Toy.
Aye Hai So Jayenge, Raja Rankh Fakeer;
Ek Singhaasan Charhi Chale, Ek Bandhe Zanzeer.
Chalti Chakki Dekh Ke, Diya Kabeera Roy;
Do Paathan Ke Beech Men, Saabut Bachaa Na Koy…
Dourbal Ko Na Sataaiye, Jaaki Moti Hayi;
Bina Jeev Ki Swaas Se, Loha Bharam Ho Jaaye.
Dukh Men Sumiran Sab Kare, Sukh Men Kare Na Koyi;
Jo Sukh Men Sumiran Kare, Dukh Kahe Ko Hoyi…
Patta Tootaa Daal Se, Le Gayi Pawan Udaayi;
Ab Ke Bichure Na Mile, Door Parenge Jaayi.
Haar Jale Jyon Laakhdi, Kesh Jale Jyon Ghaas;
Sab Jag Jaltaa Dekh Ke, Bhaye Kabeer Udaas…
Kabeer Aap Thagaaiye, Aur Na Thagiye Koyi;
Aap Thage Sukh Oopje, Aur Thage Dukh Hoyi.
Saadhu Aavat Dekhi Ke, Charanan Lagoon Dhaayi;
Na Jane Kis Roop Men, Naaraayan Mil Jaayi…
Maayaa Mahaa Thaganee Ham Jaanee; Tirgun Phaans Liye Kar Dolai, Bolai Madhuree Baanee.(Chorus)
Keso Ke Kamlaa Hoi Baithee, Shiv Ke Bhavan Bhavaanee;
Pandaa Ke Moorati Hoi Baithee, Teerath Me Bhaee Paanee…
Jogee Ke Jogin Hoi Baithee, Raaja Ke Gharr Raanee;
Kaahoo Ke Heeraa Hoi Baithee, Kaahoo Kaurhee Kaanee…
Bhagataa Ke Bhagatin Hoi Baithee, Brahmaa Ke Brahmaanee;
Kahat Kabeer Suno Ho Santo, Ye Sab Akath Kahaanee…
Mahimaa Teri Apaar Saaheb Kah Gaye Sant Garib.(Chorus)
Paanee Se Paidaa Nahin, Swaasaa Naahin Shareer;
Anya Ahaar Karta Nahin, Taakaa Naam Kabeer…
Kamal Phool Par Pragat Bhaye, Lahar Talaab Mahaan;
Satguru Pragat Bhaye, Leelaa Kiyaa Apaar…
Saheb Ramanandji, Guru Bhaye Kartaar;
Kashipuri Aanand Bhaye, Sadhu Sant Manhaan…
Chalti Chakki Dekh Kar, Diya Kabiraa Roy;
Do Paathan Ke Beech Men, Sabut Bachaa Na Koy…
Jako Raakhe Saaniyaa, Maar Sake Na Koyi;
Bal Na Bankaa Kar Sake, Jo Jaag Bair Hoyi…
Kabeer Khade Baazaar Men, Sab Ki Maange Khair;
Na Kahoon Se Dosti, Na Kahoon Se Bair…
Mailee Chaadar Orhke Kaise, Dwaar Tumhaare Aaoon; He Paavan Parmeshwar Mere, Man Hi Man Sharmaaoon.(Chorus) --- How can I come to you covered in this soiled cloth;
Oh Lord, I am ashamed of myself.
Tumne Mujhko Jag Men Bhejaa Nirmal Dekar Kaayaa;
Aakar Ke Sansaar Men Maine Usme Daag Lagaaya,
Janam Janam Ki Mailee Chaadar Kaise Daag Churaaoon… --- You had sent me into this world with a pure and clean body,
Coming into this world, I allowed it to be soiled;
How can I remove all the stains this sheet has acquired over so many lifetimes?
Nirmal Vaanee Paakar Tujhse Naam Na Tera Gaayaa;
Nayan Moondhkar He Parameshwar Kabhi Naa Tujhko Dhyaayaa,
Man Veena Ki Taar Hai Tooti Ab Kya Geet Sunaaoon… --- Having bestowed upon me this voice, I had never sung Your praises,
Never had I closed my eyes and meditated on You;
The string of the ‘Veena’ of the mind has broken, how can I now sing your praises?
In Pairon Se Chal Kar Teri Mandir Kabhi Na Aayaa;
Jahaan Jahaan Ho Pooja Teri Kabhi Naa Sees Jhukaayaa,
He Harihar Men Haar Ke Aayaa Ab Kyaa Haar Charhaaoon… --- Never had I made use of the feet you have given me to come to Your temple,
Wherever Your worship was being done, I had never bowed down;
Oh Lord, I have lost, how can I now offer garlands to You?
Main Kehi Samujhaaoon Sab Jag Andhaa.(Chorus)
Ek Dui Hoye Unhe Samujhaawo, Sabahee Bhulaanaa Pet Ke Dhandhaa…
Paanee Ke Ghoda Pawan Aswarwaa, Dharti Pade Jas Os Ke Bundaa…
Gahiri Nadiyaa Agam Bahe Dharwaa, Khewanhaara Ke Padigaa Phanda…
Ghar Ki Wastu Nikat Nahi Aawat, Diyanaa Baari Ke Dhoondhat Andhaa…
Laagee Aag Sakal Ban Jarigaa, Bin Guru Gyaan Bhatakiyaa Bandaa…
Chaar Din Ki Zindagee Aur Anaadee Bharosaa, Janam Ke Saath Laaye Aate Ka Dhandaa...
Kahe Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho, Ek Din Jaanaa Hai Dusare Ka Kandhaa...
Main To Japoon Sadaa Teraa Naam, Satguru Dayaa Karo.(Chorus) --- I am always meditating on your name, Oh my Lord, have mercy on me!
Dwaar Pe Aayaa Bhakt Tumhaaraa, Apne Dayaa Se Kholo Dwaaraa;
Pooran Sab Kaam Satguru Dayaa Karo… --- I have come to your doorstep, Have mercy on me and open your door to me;
Have mercy on me so that I may accomplish all my duties.
Bhajan Kirtan Gaaoon Tere, Nishdin Paaoun Darshan Tere;
Shree Satguru Mere Ram, Satguru Daya Karo… --- I sing your praise all the time, and that’s how I see you always;
Have mercy on me, Oh my dear Lord.
Jahaan Tahaan Dekhoon Soorat Teree, Man Men Bas Gaye Moorat Teree;
Sharan Men Lelo Mere Ram, Satguru Daya Karo… --- Wherever I cast my eyes I see only you, You dwell in my mind;
Grant me shelter, Oh my Lord, have mercy on me.
Saadhu Sant Ki Sangat Denaa, Apne Naam Ki Rangat Denaa;
Mujhe Apnaa Bana Lo Mere Ram, Satguru Daya Karo… --- Oh Lord, grant me the company of Sadhus and Saints always, show me the glory of your name;
Make me yours Oh my Lord, have mercy on me.
Man Mandir Men Jyot Jalaado, Mujhe Apnaa Tum Roop Dikhaado;
Pahunchaado Nijdhaam, Satguru Dayaa Karo… --- Light the fire of knowledge in my heart and bless me with your vision;
Convey me to my ultimate destination, Oh my Lord, have mercy on me.
Man Laago Mero Yaar, Phakeeree Men.(Chorus)
Jo Sukh Paavai Raam Bhajan Men, Ve Sukh Naahin Ameeree Men;
Bhalaa Buda Sab Kaa Suni Leeje, Kar Gujaraan Gareebee Men…
Prem Nagar Men Rahanee Hamaaree, Bhali Bani Jaay Sabooree Men;
Haath Men Toonbi Bagal Men Rotaa, Chaaron Dishaa Jageeree Men…
Man Phoolaa Phoolaa Phire Jagat Men, Kaisaa Naataa Re.(Chorus)
Maata Kahe Yaha Putra Hamaare, Bahen Kahe Veer Meraa Re.
Bhaai Kahe Yaha Bhooj Hamaari, Naaree Kahe Nar Meraa Re…
Pet Pakad Ke Maata Rowe, Bahen Pakar Ke Bhaayi Re.
Lapti Jhapti Tiriyaa Rowe, Hansa Akelaa Jaye Re…
Jab Lag Maata Jeeve Rowe, Bahen Rowe Das Maasaa Re.
Teraha Din Tak Tiriyaa Rowe, Phir Kare Ghar Vaasa Re…
Char Gayee Chari Gajee Mangaayaa, Charha Kaath Ke Ghori Re.
Chaaron Kone Aag Lagakar, Phook Diya Jas Hori Re…
Haar Jare Lokh Kari Ko, Kesh Jare Jas Ghaasa Re.
Sona Rupee Kaayaa Jar Gayi, Koyi Na Aaya Paasa Re…
Ghar Ki Tiriyaa Dekhan Laagi, Dhoond Phiri Chahoon Deshaa Re.
Kahen Kabeer Suno Bhai Saadho, Jag Jaisaa Kaa Taisaa Re…
Tan Ko Jogee Sab Karen, Nab Ko Karen Na Koyi; Sahaje Sab Sidhi Paiye, Jo Man Jogee Hoyi. --- Everyone takes care of the Body, but nobody cares about the Mind. He who takes control of the Mind, attains the highest level of super-consciousness. Ham To Jogee Man Hi Ke, Tan Ke Hain Te Aur; Man Ko Jog Lagaavataa, Dasaa Bhayi Kachhu Aur.
--- I am the Master of the Mind, I don’t care about the Body;
By subduing the Mind its takes on a new state.
Man Naa Rangaaye Jogi, Kapda Rangaaye,Man Naa Phiraaye Jogi, Man Kaa Phiraaye.(Chorus) --- Oh Monk! You are pre-occupied in colouring your clothes, How about your mind? You are absorbed in counting the beads, but in not concentrating the mind.
Aasan Maar Guphaa Men Baithe, Manwa Chahun Dish Dhaaye;
Bhavtaarak Ghat Bich Biraaje, Khojan Tirath Jaaye… --- You sit in meditation in the cave, but your mind is wandering everywhere!
You are expecting to reap the fruits of pilgrimage by staying in the middle of a whirlpool.
Pothee Baanche Yagya Karaave, Bhagati Kahun Nahin Paaye;
Man Ka Mankaa Phere Naahin, Tulasi Maalaa Phiraaye Phiraaye… --- You recite from the holy books, perform rites/rituals, but do reap the fruits of devotion.
You do not use the rosary of your mind, you keep on counting the tulsi beads.
Jogi Hoke Jaagaa Nahin, Chauraasi Bharmaaye;
Jog Jugat Saheb Kabeer, Alakh Niranjan Paaye… --- Even though you became a monk, you were not awakened, you remained trapped in the world. By surrendering yourself to the Sadguru, you will attain the Indescribable Lord.
Meraa Teraa Manvaa Kaise Ek Hoyi.(Chorus) --- How do we become one; how do you merge with the supreme?
Main Kehtaa Hoon Aankhan Dekhi, Tu Kehtaa Kaagaj Ki Lekhi;
Main Kehtaa Suljhaawan Haari, Tu Rahiyo Uljhaayi Re… --- I speak of what I’ve seen whilst you speak of what you’ve read;
I speak of solutions whereas you remain confused.
Main Kehtaa Hoon Jaagat Rahiyo, Tu To Rahaa Hai Soyi Re;
Main Kehtaa Nirmohi Rahiyo, Tu To Jaataa Mohi Re… --- I advise you to be always awake but you are enjoying yourself in deep slumber;
I advise you to disillusion yourself but you prefer to remain entangled in the world’s illusion.
Satguru Dharaa Nirmal Baahe, Taame Tan Ko Dhoyi Re;
Kahat Kabeer Suno Bhai Saadho, Tab Hi Vaisa Hoyi Re… --- Cleanse yourself in the river of the Sadguru’s teachings.
Kabir says: Listen Sadhu! Only then will we become one.
Meree Laagee Guru Sang Preet, Yeh Duniyaa Kyaa Jaane.
Mujhe Mila Gayaa Guru Kaa Pyaar, Yeh Duniyaa Kyaa Jaane.
Mujhe Mil Gayaa Man Kaa Mit, Yeh Duniyaa Kyaa Jaane.(Chorus)
Guru Ne Aisaa Gyaan Sunaayaa, Sat Kee Rah Pe Chalanaa Bataayaa;
Karo Guru Charan Se Preet, Yeh Duniyaa Kyaa Jaane…
Mere Guru Jee Ne Prem Sikhaayaa, Karke Ishar Paas Bulaayaa;
Man Gaaye Unake Geet, Yeh Duniyaa Kyaa Jaane…
Satsang Men Guruwar Kee Poojaa, Guru Ke Jaisaa Aur Na Doojaa;
Voh Chaahe Sab Kaa Jeet, Yeh Duniyaa Kyaa Jaane…
Anahad Shabd Suno Hit Dekhe, Uthat Madhur Dhun Raag Ri…
Charan Seesh Dhari Vinatee Kariyo, Pavegi Atal Sohaag Ri…
Kahat Kabeer Suno Bhai Saadho, Jaagat Pith De Bhaag Ri…
Milnaa Ho To Mil Jul Leeje, Yehi Dam Kaa Melaa Hai.(Chorus) --- If you want to reach God, express your love for Him openly; now is the time.
Deepak Hai Ho Ghat Ujiaaraa, Gyaan Guru Man Chela Hai;
Jaako Boojh Pare So Maanush, Nahin To Maati Dhelaa Hai… --- When you are bestowed with the light of knowledge, your heart is enlightened as knowledge is the Master to which the mind must submit. He who understands this is saved, otherwise you are but a lump of earth.
Bauraa Gaaon Anokhi Basti, Koyi Rota Koyi Hastaa Hai;
Is Nagari Ki Yahi Reeti Hai, Sukh Mehngaa Dukh Sastaa Hai… --- The world is going mad, some are crying others are laughing.
In this world, true happiness is rare and sufferings are plentiful.
Saadhu Sant Ko Boond Ka Maahin, Paap Ka Meh Barastaa Hai;
Chahun Or Dekho Kichar Paanee, Jo Aataa So Phanstaa Hai… --- Saintly people are rare like drops of pure water but bad people are abundant like torrential rain;
Everywhere you see there is muddy water, anyone who comes gets stuck.
Amar Lok Se Aayaa Bande, Phir Amaraapur Jaanaa Hai;
Kahen Kabeer Suno Bhai Saadho, Aisi Lagan Lagaanaa Hai… --- You have come from the eternal abode and you must go back there.
Kabir Saheb says Oh Sadhu: worship God passionately and you will achieve peace.
Moko KahaanDhoondhe Re Bande, Main To Tere Paas Men.(Chorus) --- Where are you looking for me? I am already within you.
Na Teerath Men Naa Moorat Men, Na Ekant Niwaas Men;
Na Mandir Men Na Masjid Men, Na Kaabe Kailash Men… --- Neither am I in pilgrimages nor in idols nor in solitude;
Neither in temples, nor in mosques; Neither in Mecca nor in Mt. Kailash.
Na Main Jap Men Na Main Tap Men, Na Main Barat Upawaas Men;
Na Main Kiriya Karam Men Rahataa, Naaheen Jog Sanyaas Men… --- Neither am I in holy recitation, nor in penance, nor in fasting;
I do not reside in rites and rituals, nor in asceticism .
Naaheen Praan Men Naaheen Pind Men, Na Brahmaand Aakaash Men;
Na Main Trikutee Bhawar Guphaa Men, Sab Swaason Ki Swaans Men… --- Neither am I in the air nor in the body, nor in space;
I am not in the meditative state, I am in the breath of all breaths.
Khoji Hoye Turat Mil Jaoon, Ek Pal Ki Taalash Men;
Kahat Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho, Main To Hoon Vishvas Men… --- You can find me immediately if you search for me; Kabir says: listen Oh Saadhu, I am in your faith.
Mora Heera Gaile Kachare Men, Kachare Men Ho Kachare Men. (Chorus)
Mukhdaa Kyaa Dekhe Darpan Men, Teraa Dayaa Dharam Nahin Man Men.(Chorus) --- Why are you looking at your face in the mirror? You have no kindness, no mercy in your heart, yet you are admiring your face.
Gahari Nadiyaa Naav Puraani, Utaran Chahe Pal Men;
Dharmi Dharmi Paar Utari, Gaye Paapi Bude Jal Men… --- The river is deep and the boat (body) is old, but you think you can cross in seconds;
Those who were spiritually enlightened crossed it but the sinful ones just drowned.
Darpan Dekhat Pench Sanvaarat, Tel Chhuvat Zulphan Men;
Ek Din Aisa Aan Paregaa, Kaagaa Nochat Tan Men… --- Looking into the mirror, you are taking care of your hair with oil, gel, etc…
One day will come when crows will eat away this outer body for which you’ve cared.
Aam Ki Daari Koyaliya Bole, Suganaa Bole Ban Men;
Gharwaari Gharani Men Raaji, Phakkad Aap Apne Men… --- The nightingale is singing on the branch of the Mango tree and the parrot in the forest;
The housewife is happy in her house, only concerned about herself.
Sundar Tiriyaa Biraa Laawe, Sevaa Chaahe Ang Men;
Kahen Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho, I Kaa Ladihen Ran Men… --- Being attracted to outer beauty, people let themselves lured by Mayaa (Illusion).
Kabir says: Oh Saadhu! How can they win in the fight for liberation?
Naiharawaa Hamkaa Na Bhaavai.(Chorus)
Saaeen Ke Nagaree Param Ati Sundar, Jahaan Koi Jaave Na Aavai;
Chaand Suraj Jahaan Pavan Na Paanee, Ko Sandeshaa Pahunchaavai, Darad Yah Saaeen Ko Sunaavai…
Bina Satguru Apanon Nahin Koee, Jo Yah Raah Bataavai;
Kahat Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho, Sapane Na Preetam Paavai,
Tadapan Yah Jiyaa Ke Bhujaavai…
Neend Nisaanee Maut Ki, Uth Kabeeraa Jaag; Aur Rasaayan Chaanri Ke, Naam Rasaayan Laag.
--- Sleep is the sign of death, wake up O Ignnorant one;
Shed all worldly attachments and attach yourself to the Eternal Name.
Neend Se Ab Jag Bande, Ram Men Ab Man Ramaa, Nirgunaa Se Laag Bande, Hai Vahi Parmatmaa.(Chorus) --- Wake up from your slumber! Meditate on the Lord and connect with God (without attributes), He who is the omnipresent Supreme Force.
Ho Gayaa Hai Bhor Kab Se, Gyaan Ka Suraj Oogaa;
Jaa Rahi Har Swaas Birthaa, Saanyi Sumiran Men Lagaa... --- It’s been long since dawn (when you were born) and the sun of spiritual knowledge has risen;
You are wasting your breaths, use them to merge yourself into the Supreme.
Phir Na Paayegaa Tu Avsar, Kar Le Apnaa Tu Bhalaa;
Swaapn Ke Bandhan Hai Jhoothe, Moh Se Man Jo Chooda… --- You will not obtain such an opportunity again so benefit from it;
Dependence on dreams is futile, detach yourself from illusion.
Dhaar Le Satnaam Saathi, Bandagi Karle Zaraa;
Nain Jo Ulate Kabiraa, Sanyi To Sanmukh Khadaa… --- Engage yourself always in the Eternal Name, and practice devotion;
Searching within yourself, you will find the Lord.
Nirbhay, Nirgun Gun Re Gaaungaa.(Chorus) --- I will fearlessly praise the attributes of the One without attributes.
Mool Kamal Dradh Aasan Baandhoon Ji, Ulati Pavan Charhaaungaa… --- Seated firmly on the base (Lotus position or ‘Padmaasan’), I will channel the energy (Breath) to elevate myself.
Man Mamtaa Ko Thir Kar Laaoon Ji, Paancho Tattva Milaaungaa… --- I will control my mind, detaching myself from all attachments, thus making right use of the five elements; by meditation.
Inglaa Pinglaa Sukhman Naari Ji, Triveni Pe Hon Nahaaungaa... --- Using the three channels of life force, I will bathe at their confluence point.
Paanch Pachison Pakkad Mangaaoon Ji, Ek Hi Daur Lagaaungaa… --- I will control all the five senses and 36 attributes under one command.
Shunya Shikhar Par Anahad Baaje Ji, Raag Chattis Sunaaungaa… --- At the peak of the void, where the unstruck sound resonates, I will sing the 36 melodies (attributes).
Kahat Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho Ji, Jeet Nishaan Ghouraaungaa… --- Kabir says; listen Oh Saadhu, I will present the emblem of my victory.
Paanee Bhare Jamunaa Re Gailee, Sootal Piyawaa Gharawaa Chhodalee;
Kiyaa Ho Raam, Kagawaa Kuboliyaa Boleeyaa Ko Bolelaa Ho Raam… --- Leaving my beloved asleep at home, I go to fill my pitcher at the Yamuna; Oh Lord, The crow sings its foul song.
Ghadilaa Main Bharee Bharee, Dhailon Kararawaa;
Kiyaa Ho Raam, Lapatee Jhapatee Ke Kaga Ham Udaaile Ho Raam… --- Filling my pitcher again and again, I deviate from my true destination; Oh Lord, The crow has been set free, flying to his own will.
Swaamee Ke Sutal Ham Dekhalee, God Se Chadariyaa Taanee Ho Raam;
Kiyaa Ho Raam, Kavane Gunahiyaan Piyaa Nahin Bolale Ho Raam… --- I am aware that my Lord is asleep, well ensconced under His sheet; Oh Lord, Although he is aware of my action, He does not speak out.
Phodabo Main Saakar Choodiyaa, Dhoibo Main Nayan Kajarawaa;
Kiyaa Ho Raam, Jaaee Ke Ayodheyaa, Singor Dahavaaib Ho Raam… --- Shattering my bangles and washing off my Kohl; Oh Lord, Reaching my Lord’s abode, I am getting rid of all my adornments.
Saaheb Kabeer Ihai Gaavai Nirguniyaa, Kiyaa Ho Raam;
Maanush Ho Janamawaa Duralabh Holani Ho Raam… --- Kabir Saheb has sung this ‘Nirgun’; Oh Lord, This human birth is a rare opportunity.
Paanee Men Meen Pyaasee, Mohe Sun Sun Aawe Haansee.(Chorus)
Aatam Gyaan Bina Nar Bhatke, Koyi Mathuraa Koyi Kaashee.
Jaise Mirgaa Naabhi Kasturee, Ban Ban Phirat Udaasee…
Jal Bich Kamal, Kamal Bich Kaliyaan, Taapar Bhanwar Nivaasee.
So Man Baase Treilok Bhayo Hai, Yati Sati Sanyaasee
Jaako Dhyaan Dhare Vidhi Hari Har, Muni Jan Sahastr Athaasee.
So Tere Ghat Maahi Viraaje, Param Purush Avinaashee…
Hai Haazir Koyi Door Dikhaave, Door Ki Baat Niraasee.
Kahen Kabeer Suno Bhai Saadho, Guru Bin Gyaan Na Jaasee
Pade Avidhyaa Men Sonewaalo, Khulege Aankhe Tumhaaree Kabatak;
Sharan Men Aane Ko Sadguru Kee, Karoge Apnee Tayaaree Kabatak.(Chorus)
Gayaa Na Bachpan Wo Khel Bin Hai, Chadhee Jawaanee Ye Chaar Din Hai;
Samai Burhaape Kaa Phir Kathin Hai, Rahege Aise Anaaree Kabatak…
Ajab Ataaree Au Chitra Saaree, Milee Manohar Hai Tum Ko Naaree;
Barhee Hai Daulat Kee Jo Khumaaree, Rahege Aise Hee Jaaree Kabatak…
Jo Yagya Aadik Hai Karm Naanaa, Phal Hai Inhon Kaa Sukh Swaarg Paanaa;
Mite Na Inse Bhav Aanaa Jaanaa, Sahoge Sankat Ye Bhaaree Kabatak…
Kabeer To Kahate Hai Pukaaree, Magar Tumhee Ko Hai Akhatiyaaree;
Suno Agarr Naa Suno Hamaaree, Banoge Sache Vichaaree Kabatak…
Param Mangal Aaj Swaagat, Aapkaa Hai Aaiye; Darasa De Pad Paras Kar, Saubhaagya Praapt Karaaiye.(Chorus) --- We joyfully welcome You in our midst Oh Sadguru;
Grant us Your presence and bless us all.
Kaam Krodh Abodh Jo, Ur Men Sadaa Bhar Poor Hai;
In Ko Ab Jar Mool Se, Kar Choor Dhoor Uraaiye… --- Desires, Anger and Ignorance are prevalent in my heart;
Uproot all these bad qualities and destroy them.
Aadhi Byaadhi Upaadhi Aadee, Anaad Se Peeche Lagee;
Sab Se Prabhu Sukh Khand Kar, Swachhand Phand Chhuraaiye… --- For ages I have been cursed by diseases, sickness and sufferings;
Oh Lord, replace all these with happiness.
Bodh Kaa Avarodh Hai, Aakar Avidya Ne Kiyaa;
Charan Kee Lai Sharan Men, Aawaran Door Hataaiye… --- Ignorance has obstructed the flow of Knowledge to me;
Allow me to be protected at Your feet and remove this veil of ignorance.
Kripaa Kari Bahate Hue, Dharmadaas Ko Bhavdhaar Se;
Naath Jaani Anaath Ab Gahi, Haath Paar Lagaaiye… --- By Your grace, Dharmadas has been saved from the worldly ocean;
Bless me so that I can too be saved and so that I will no longer remain without a Master.
Pardesiyaa Do Din Ka Musaafir, Prabhu Gun Gaalo Mere Musaafir.(Chorus) --- O traveler, you are here for a couple of days only, so sing the praises of the Lord!
Ek Din Hasnaa Do Din Rona, Manus Tan Paayo Sab Bhoolaa;
Prabhu Bhajan Men Chawkas Rahanaa, Prabhu Gun Galo Mere Musaafir… --- You have more sufferings than joys, why do you forget this?
Get absorbed in the Bhajans of the Lord, Sing the praises of the Lord!
Aayaa Hain So Jageyaa Bande, Raja Rahe Rank Bhikaaree;
Heeraa Tan Maati Ban Jawe, Prabhu Gun Galo Mere Musaafir… --- Whoever comes in this world will have to go, be it a King or a pauper;
This beautiful body will have to go back to the earth, Sing the praises of the Lord!
Bina Satsang Kumati Nahin Chhoote, Bina Guru Gyaan Rahi Nahin Soojhe;
Cheto Ri Manwa Koi Nahin Saathi, Prabhu Gun Galo Mere Musaafir… --- You will not get spiritual knowledge unless you keep company of saintly people;
Wake up now, none of your “good” company will save you, Sing the praises of the Lord!
Kaayaa Pinjara Sundar Mandir, Tan Hain Nagari Man Hain Mandir;
Saaheb Hai Jiske Man Andar, Prabhu Gun Galo Mere Musaafir… --- Your body is the cage imprisoning your gem like soul;
He who has been enlightened will understand, Sing the praises of the Lord!
Kuchh Upkar Jagat Men Karlo, Kuchh Agle Janamo Ko Dharlo;
Kahat Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho, Prabhu Gun Galo Mere Musaafir… --- Be grateful and perform good deeds whilst you have human birth;
Kabir says: Oh Saadhu, Sing the praises of the Lord!
Peele Pyaalaa Ho Matt Waalaa, Pyalaa Naam Amee Ras Kaa Re.(Chorus)
Paap Punya Bhugatan Ko Aayaa, Kown Teraa Au Too Kis Kaa Re;
Jahaan Lag Swaas Naam Le Prabhu Kaa, Dhan Yowan Sapanaa Nishi Kaa Re…
Balaapan Sab Khel Gawaayo, Tarun Bhayo Taarunee Wash Kaa Re;
Bridh Bhayo Tan Kaapan Laage, Phiri Na Jaai Katahoo Sar Kaa Re…
Naabhi Kamal Men Hai Kastooree, Ban Ban Mrig Dole Bhat Kaa Re;
Bin Sataguru Itanaa Dukh Paayo, Kaise Bharam Mitai Pashu Kaa Re…
Piyaa Milan Ki Chali Ek Naari, Pakad Makra Taar Ki Jaari.(Chorus)
Meru Marg Ki Durgam Ghaati, Ko Paar Karti Chali Jaati…
Mukh Men Naam, Nain Men Murti, Agam Shobhaa Dekh Ti Jaati…
Baandh Pati Piyaa Ki Kivaari, Guru Kunji Se Kholi Naari…
Lakh Shobha Be Shudh Par Jaati, Aankhen Aplak Si Rahi Jaati…
Mukh Se To Kuchh Kahi Na Jaati, Magar Antar Piyaa Ke Gun Gaati…
Dekh Bhagwaan Hirambar Dhaari, Piye Ke Pyaari Bhayi Babaari…
Raam Bhajaa So Jeetaa Jag Men.(Chorus) --- He who prays to the Lord is the one who always wins.
Haath Sumarni Pet Katarni, Parhat Bhaagwat Geetaa;
Hridayaa Shuddh Kiyaa Nahin Bawre, Kahat Sunat Din Beetaa… --- Some count the rosary beads, read the sacred books but are crooks;
They spend all their time saying or listening to sermons but they have not purified their words.
Aan Dev Ki Pooja Keenhi, Guru Se Rahaa Ateetaa;
Dhan Yoban Sab Yehi Rahegaa, Ant Samay Chale Reetaa… --- Some just worship blindly, but stay away from the true Satguru (God);
Youth and wealth will remain here only, they will ultimately go empty handed.
Baawariyaa Ne Baawar Daari, Moh Jaal Sab Keetaa;
Kahain Kabeer Kaal Dhari Khaye Hai, Jaise Mrig Ko Cheetaa… --- Fraudsters are everywhere with traps, so it is easy to get fooled and trapped by them;
Kabir says: If you let yourself be fooled, Kaal will devour you, just as the cheetah devours the deer.
Raam Raheemaa Ekai Hai Re, Kahe Karo Ladaaee; Vahi Nirguniyaa Agam Apaaaraa, Teenon Lok Sahaaee…
--- ‘Raam’ and ‘Raheem’ are one and the same, why fight over them?
He is the same Formless God which pervades in all three realms. Veda Parhante Pandit Howe, Satyanaam Nahin Jaanaa;
Kahe Kabeer Dhyaan Bhajan Se, Paayaa Pad Nirvaanaa…
--- Only studying the Vedas and not knowing the True Name does not make you a pundit (a learned person);
Kabir says: By meditation and chanting His name, one can attain Salvation.
Ekahi Maatee Kee Sab Kaayaa, Oonch Neech Kou Naaheen;
Ekahi Jyotee Barai Kabeeraa, Sab Ghat Antara Maaheen…
--- All are made of the same earth, there is no high or low caste/status;
The same light shines within all of us, God resides in each heart alike.
Yahu Anmolak Jeevan Paake, Satguru Shabadee Dhyaawo;
Kahe Kabeer Alakh Men Saaree, Ek Alakh Darasaawo…
--- Being so fortunate in obtaining this human birth, reflect on the Satguru’s teachings;
Kabir says: find That Indescribable Lord within yourself and merge into that One God.
Raam Ras Aisa Hain Mere Bhaaee, Jo Koyi Piwe Amar Ho Jaaye.(Chorus)
Oonchaa Oonchaa Sab Koyi Chale, Neecha Na Chale Koyi;
Neecha Neecha Jo Koyi Chale, Sab Se Ooncha Hoyi…
Meethaa Meethaa Sab Koyi Piwe, Karwaa Na Piwe Koyi;
Karwaa Karwaa Jo Koyi Piwe, Sab Se Meetha Hoyi…
Dhruv Ne Piyaa, Prahlaad Ne Piyaa, Aur Piyaa Raidassaa;
Guru Kabeer Ne Bhar Bhar Piyaa, Aur Piwan Ki Ashaa…
Raam Simar Pachitaayegaa Man.(Chorus)
Paapee Jiaaraa Lobh Karat Hai, Aa Kaa Luth Jaayegaa…
Man Budhi Baanee Jaahi Na Jaanat, Ved Kahat Sakuchaayaa;
Agam Apaar Ataah Agochar, Neti Neti Jehi Gaayaa…
Shiv Sankaadi Aadi Brahmaa Ke, Vah Prabhu Haath Na Aayaa;
Vyaas Vashisht Bichaarat Haare, Koee Paar Nahin Paayaa…
Til Me Tel Kaasht Me Agni, Ghrit Pai Maahi Samaayaa;
Shabd Men Arth Padaarath Pad Men, Swar Men Raag Sunaayaa…
Beej Maahi Ankur Taru Shaakhaa, Patr Phool Phal Chaayaa;
Tyon Aatam Men Hai Paramaatam, Brahma Jeev Aru Maayaa…
Kahai Kabeer Kripaal Kripaa Kari, Nij Swaroop Parakhaayaa;
Jap Tap Yog Yagya Vrat Poojaa, Sab Janjaal Chhudaayaa…
Santo, So Nij Desh Hamaaraa; Jahaan Jaaye Phir Hans Na Aawe, Bhawsaagar Ke Dhaaraa.(Chorus) --- O Seeker, here is how my homeland is;
A place where the soul goes and does not come back to the cycle of birth and death.
Surya Na Chandaa Tahaan Prakaashat, Nahin Nabh Mandal Taaraa;
Udhay Na Asht Diwas Nahin Rajani, Bin Jyotee Ujiyaaraa… --- Where there is no sunlight nor moonlight, nor is there the galaxy of stars;
Neither sunrise nor sunset, neither dusk nor dawn, brightness manifests itself without any light.
Paanch Tattwa Gun Teen Naahin, Nahin Tahaan Shrishti Pasaaraa;
Tahaan Na Maayaa Krit Prapanch Yaha, Lok Kutumb Pariwaaraa… --- Neither is there the five elements nor the three Gunas, nor is there the expanse of the cosmos;
There is no illusion nor its effects, nor are there any family ties.
Kshudhaa Trishaa Nahin Shit Ushan, Sukh Dukh Ko Sanchaaraa;
Aadhi Na Vyaadhi Upaadhi Kachhu Tahaan, Paap Punya Bistaaraa… --- Neither is there hunger nor thirst, neither heat nor cold, neither happiness nor distress manifests;
Where there is neither physical nor mental disturbances, and neither sin nor virtue.
Oonch Neech Kul Ki Maryaadaa, Aashram Varn Bhichaaraa;
Dharm Adharm, Tahaan Kachhu Naahin, Sayam Niyam Achaaraa… --- There is no belief/culture of high or low caste, and no belief in the 4 stages of life;
No religiousness or non-religiousness, nor any compliance with rules of discipline.
Ati Abhiraam, Dhaam Sarvopaaree, Shobhaa Taasu Apaaraa;
Kahen Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho, Teen Lok Se Nyaara… --- This is a very wonderful abode of incomparable beauty;
Kabir says: O Sadhu, the beauty of this place is beyond what the three worlds can offer.
(Shabd Binay) Guru Saaraa
Satguru Aaye Dwaar Man Men, Baajat Badhaaeeyaa.(Chorus)
Satguru Aaye Deen Dyaal, Aaye Hamraa Dwaar Ho;
Janam Janam Ke Paap Katat Hai, Satguru Daras Dekhaayaa…
Dayaa Bhaav Ke Aasan Keenhaa, Prem Galaichaa Laaeeyaa;
Hriday Basan Men Charan Palchaaro, Surat Ke Te Laagaaeeyaa…
Prem Preet Ke Bhojan Banaaeeye, Sanjam Aach Lagaaeeyaa;
Satguru Saaheb Jeewat Baithe, Susht Ke Beenee Dolaayaa…
Dharamdaas Yeh Binay Karat Hai, Suniye Sant Sujaan;
Sattpurush Satlok Se Aaye, Jheenaa Shabd Sunaayaa…
Satguru Diya Hai Lakhaay, Gathariyaa Saadhu Laalan Ki.(Chorus) --- Satguru had inscribed in me the knowledge of the existence of the Supreme.
Laal Laal Sab Koyi Kahe, Sab Ke Paase Laal;
Khol Gathariya Dekhat Naahin, Kaa Kare Phirat Kangaal… --- Everyone speaks about the Lord, not knowing He resides in all of them;
They don’t try to search inside, instead they keep searching outside like paupers.
Satguru Aisaa Chaahiye, Jas Kathar Men Mol;
Uparvaa Ko Kanta Basat Hai, Bheetar Ajab Nichaur… --- One needs a Satguru who can show him, like the wonder of the jack-fruit;
How the outer cover, full of thorns, hide the pure essence within.
Satguru Aisaa Chaahiye, Jas Mehendi Ki Paat;
Uparvaa Ko Haraa Basat Hai, Jab Pise Tab Laal… --- One needs a Satguru who can show him, like the wonder of the Henna;
How the green leaves deliver a wonderful red impression when ground.
Satguru Aisaa Chaahiye, Jas Patri Men Aag;
Le Chakmak Jab Baaran Laage, Bheetar Aag Hi Aag… --- One needs a Satguru who can show him, like the wonder of the flint stones;
How by rubbing them together, they sparkle intense fire.
Satguru Aisaa Chaahiye, Bolai Bhed Bataay;
Kahen Kabeer Suno Bhai Saadho, Milgaye Sukh Aur Chain… --- One needs a Satguru who can teach him the mystery of existence;
Kabir Saheb says: O Seeker, once you learn the secret you live in peace forever.
Gale Milaa Sakhiyaan Mangal Gaavain, Kar Kar Ke Singaara…
Naam Hindolaa Padaa Gagan Men, Jhoole Suratiyaa Daara…
Gagan Mandal Men Sej Piyaa Kee, Baithe Leelaa Dhaara…
Shree Satguru Kee Khoj Lagaao, Pahuncho To Khule Dwaara…
Kahat Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho, Ab Kee Na Jam Kee Baara…
(Kirtan) Mool Mantra Naam Dhun
Satguru Prem Se Bolaawe, Bolo Soham Soham Soham.(Chorus)
Bolo Om Om Om, Khile Rom Rom Rom;
Jisse Ke Tej Se Prakaashe, Suraj Soham Soham Soham…
Hue Antar Men Ujaalaa, Japle Soham Soham Soham;
Karle Man Men Tu Vichaar, Koham Koham Koham…
Satguru Kahate Hai Goharaayi, Tumho Soham Soham Soham;
Nish Din Tu Aisaa Bol Main Hoon, Oham Oham Oham…
Kahade Sab Ko Tattva Vichaar, Tumho Joham Joham Joham;
Sab Men Taaraa Atmaa Prakaash, Bolo Poham Poham Poham…
Satsang Ki Gangaa Baheti Hai, Gurudev Aapki Charanon Men; Phal Miltaa Hai Sab Teerat Kaa, Gurudev Aap Ki Charanon Mein.(Chorus) --- Oh Gurudev! The wisdom flowing from you is just like the holy water of the Ganges;
Coming to your feet, I get all the benefits of countless pilgrimages.
Main Janam Janam Bharmaayaa Hoon, Ab Sharan Aapki Aayaa Hoon;
Is Bhoole Bhatke Jeevan Kaa, Kalyaan Aapke Charanon Men… --- I was lost in the cycle of so many births, and now I have come to your shelter;
Allow this lost soul to have a space at your feet.
Dukhiyon Kaa Dukh Mitaate Ho, De Divya Drishti Parkhaate Ho;
Sab Aawaagaman Mitate Ho, Hai Moksha Aap Ke Charanon Men… --- You are the one who relieve the sufferings of people and show them the Divine Light of Truth;
You are the one who can release the soul from re-births, salvation is at your feet.
Ek Baar Jo Darshan Paataa Hai, So Aap Hi Kaa Ho Jaataa Hai;
Kyaa Gupt Aap Ki Preeti Hai, Hai Dhanya Aap Ke Charanon Men… --- Whoever succeeds in seeing you, becomes yours for ever;
How mysterious is your love that one becomes blessed at your feet.
Mein Janam Janam Kaa Bhoolaa Sharan Padaa, Ab Aakar Aap Ke Dwaar Padaa;
Ab Meto Janam Kaa Bandh Meraa, Hai Nirmal Aapke Charanon Men…
--- I was lost in those countless births, but have now come to your door for shelter;
Please liberate me from the bondage of re-births, Your feet are emanate purity.
Satya Kaa Naam Lekarr Jo Mar Jaayenge; Amar Naam Duniyaa Men Kar Jaayenge.(Chorus) --- Those who chant the True Name (the Lord’s Name) until death will always be remembered in this world.
Yeh Na Poochho Ke Mar Kar Kidhar Jaayenge; Jidhar Bhej Dega Udhar Jaayenge… --- Do not ask where you will go after death, you will go wherever you will be sent.
Toot Jaaye Na Maalaa Kabhee Prem Kaa; Yeh Motee Ratan Sab Bekhar Jaayenge… --- Let not the chains of love break, the chains of jewels will all wither.
Yah Maano Na Maano Khushee Aapkee; Musaaphir Hoon Khud Apne Ghar Jaayenge… --- Whether or not you accept your fate, you are a traveller and you must return home.
Sun Lo Yah Baanee Sabhi Sant Kee; Bhavsaagar Kee Paar Ham Utar Jaayenge… --- Listen to the words of Saints and Sages, your objective is to cross this worldly ocean.
Satya Ke Sindurwaa Raama, Aap Sukrit More Saaheb;
Kiya Ho More Raama Ho, Shabd Swaroopee Piyva Pahib Keri.(Chorus)
Satya Ke Atariyaa Raama, Lagi Pholwaariyaa Ho;
Kiyaa Ho More Raama Ho, Chuni Phoolwa Sajiya Bichaawal Keri…
Bhaile Biyaa Hawaa Raama, More Prem Anand Bhaile;
Kiya Ho More Raama Ho, Chhut Gaile Dukh Door Diya Keri…
Saaheb Kabeer Guru Gaaile Nirguniyaa Ho;
Kiya Ho More Raama Ho, Ab Ki Gaunaa Bahuri, Nahin Ayib Keri…
Satyanaam Ka Sumiran Karle Kal Jaane Kyaa Hoy;
Jaag Jaag Nar Nij Atam Men Kaahe Birtha Soy.(Chorus)
Jehi Kaaran Tou Jag Men Aayaa, Vo Nahin Toone Karam Kamaayaa;
Man Mail Sa Mail Tera, Kaayaa Mal Mal Dhoy…
Do Din Ka Hai Rain Basera, Kaun Hai Mera Kaun Har Tera;
Huwa Savera Chale Musaphir, Ab Kya Nain Bhigoy…
Guru Ka Shabd Jagaale Man Men Chauraasi Se Chhute Kshan Men;
Yeh Tan Baar Baar Nahin Pave, Shubh Avasar Kyun Khoy…
Yeh Duniya Hai Ek Tamasha, Kar Nahin Bande Iski Asha;
Kahen Kabeer Suno Bhaai Saadho, Sanyee Bhaje Sukh Hoy…
Satyanaam Satyanaam Satyanaam Bol, Jay Karunaamay Satyanam Bol.(Chorus)
Garbhavaas Men Bhakti Kaboole, Baahar Aakar Usko Bhoole;
Poor Kari Tum Apnaa Kaul, Jay Karunaamay Satyanaam Bol…
Maanush Tan Tum Paaye Ke Pyaare, Sote Ho Kyon Paanva Pasaare;
Gyaana Heena Nara Aankhen Khol, Jay Karunaamay Satyanaam Bole…
Jisne Aakar Janam Liya Hai, Usne Ek Din Kooncha Kiya Hai;
Aba To Antar Ke Patha Khola, Jay Karunaamay Satyanaam Bol…
Lobha Ghamandha Sabhi Bisaraao, Vishayon Se Tune Chitta Hataao;
Gyaan Taraaju Lekar Taul, Jay Karunaamay Satyanaam Bol…
Ghat Ghat Men Vah Rame Nirantar, Tum Mat Jaano Usmen Antar;
Purush Vachan Hain Ami Amol, Jay Karunaamay Satyanaam Bol…
Satyalok Ki Aisee Baata, Koti Shashi Ek Rom Lajaata;
Tahaan Par Hansaa Karat Kilola, Jay Karunaamay Satyanaam Bol…
Satyanaam Satyanaam Satyanaam Kahiye;
Jaahi Vidhi Raakhe Saaheb, Taahi Vidhi Rahiye.(Chorus) --- Chant Satyanaam always; let what the Lord has willed happen.
Mukh Men Ho Satyanaam, Sant Sevaa Haath Men;
Nahin Akelaa Tu Hai Pyaare, Saaheb Teraa Saath Hai.
Vidhi Kaa Vidhaan Jaan, Hani Labh Chaahiye;
Jaahi Vidhi Raakhe Saaheb, Taahi Vidhi Rahiye… --- Let Satyanaam always be on your lips and let your hands be ever-ready to serve Saints and Sages,
Never think you are alone, the Lord is always with you;
Know the work of Nature, gain and loss are both necessary.
Kiyaa Abhimaan To Phir, Saaheb Nahin Paayegaa;
Hogaa Pyaare Vohi Jo, Saaheb Ji Ko Bhaayegaa.
Phal Aashaa Tyaag, Shubh Kaam Karte Rahiye;
Jaahi Vidhi Raakhe Saheb, Taahi Vidhi Rahiye… --- If you are arrogant, you will not realise the Lord,
Everything will happen as per His wishes;
Leave aside expectations and apply yourself into doing good deeds.
Zindagi Ki Dori Saup, Haath Deenanaath Ki;
Mahalon Men Raakhe, Chaahe Jhopadi Men Vaasde.
Dhanyavaad Nirvivaad, Satyanaam Kahiye;
Jaahi Vidhi Raakhe Saheb, Taahi Vidhi Rahiye... --- Trust your lifeline to the Merciful Lord,
Whether He keeps you in palaces or huts;
Be thankful and do not complain, just keep chanting Satyanaam.
Aashaa Ek Saaheb Ji Ki Dooji Aashaa Chod Do;
Naataa Ek Saaheb Ji Ki Dooji Naataa Chod Do.
Sadhu Sant Raam Rang, Ang Ang Rangiye;
Kaam Ras Tyaag Pyaare, Raam Ras Peejiye… --- Leave all your expectations and surrender yourself to the Lord,
Detach yourself from all relationships and connect to the Lord only;
Keep the company of Saints and Sages and be immersed in their teachings,
Shun the poison of desires and drink the nectar of the Lord.
Satyanaam Sukhdaaee Bhajan Karo Bhaaee.(Chorus)
Yeh Jeevan Jaise Osh Ki Motee, Hawaa Chale Dhal Jaayee…
Yeh Jeevan Jaise Kanthe Ke Baaree, Aag Lage Jal Jaayee…
Yeh Jeevan Jaise Kaagaj Ko Poodiyaan, Boondh Pade Dhool Jaayee…
Kahen Kabeer Suno Bhaai Saadho, Ant Kal Pachtaayee…
So Mere Man Kab Bhajee Ho Sattnaam. (Chorus)
Baalapan Sab Khel Gawaayo, Jawaanee Men Vyaapyo Kaam;
Burha Bhaye Tan Kaapan Laage, Latkan Laagyo Chaam…
Motee Jhotee Gajee Mangaaee, Charhaa Kaath Kee Ghodee;
Chaar Janai Ye To Laike Chaalen, Phoonk Gaee Re Jaise Phaagun Kee Holee;
Bhoree Tiriyaa Rovat Laagee, Bichhud Gaee Re Meree Jodee;
Kahat Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho, Jin Jodee Tin Todee…
Toone Raat Ganwaayi Soye, Ke Diwas Ganwaayaa Khaye;
Heeraa Janam Amol Tha, Kauree Badale Jaaye.(Chorus) --- You have spent your nights sleeping and you days eating;
This gem like opportunity of human birth you have traded for cheap pleasures.
Sumiran Lagan Lagaye Ke, Mukh Se Kachhu Na Bol;
Bahar Ke Pat Band Karle, Bhitar Ke Pat Khol… --- Sit in meditation and be still and silent;
Close your eyes to the outer world and open your inner eyes.
Mala Pherat Jug Bhaya, Mita Na Man Ka Pher;
Haanth Ka Manka Chhod Ke, Man Ka Manka Pher… --- You have been counting the beads for ages but your mind has still not overcome its attachments;
Stop counting the beads with your fingers, instead use the rosary of the mind.
Dukh Men Sumiran Sab Kare Sukh Men Kare Na Koye;
Jo Sukh Men Sumiran Kare, To Dukh Kaahe Ke Hoye… --- Everyone prays when they are suffering, none pray when they are happy;
How can those who pray when they are happy even be struck by sufferings in the first place?
Sukh Men Sumiran Na Kiya, Dukh Men Karta Yaad;
Kahe Kabeer Us Das Ki, Kaun Sune Phariyaad… --- You never remembered the Lord when you were happy but when suffering you remembered Him;
Kabir says: Who will listen to the pleas of such a servant?
Ud Jaa Re Panchi, Tod Ke Pinjada, Apne Piyaa Ke Paas Ho.(Chorus) --- O Bird! (soul) Break your cage and fly to your beloved.
Lene Ko Satyanaam Hain, Dene Ko An Daan Ho;
Tirne Ko Hain Deenta Ho, Dooban Ko Abhimaan Ho… --- Satyanaam is what you have to take and food is to give generously to all;
Exhibit humility and eliminate your pride and ego.
Jahaan Dayaa Vahaan Dharm Hain, Jahaan Lobh Vahaan Paap Ho;
Jahaan Krodh Vahaan Kaal Hain, Jahaan Kshamaa Vahaan Aap Ho… --- Where there is mercy, there is righteousness and where there is greed, sin;
Evil resides where there is anger, You are where forgiveness is.
Ek Naam Ko Jaan Kar, Doojaa Diyaa Bhoolaaye Ho;
Teerath Vrat Jap Tap Nahin Hain, Satguru Charan Samaaye Ho… --- Once initiated with the right name, you need no other name; Neither pilgrimage, nor penance will liberate you, just merge with the Satguru.
Uth Jaag Mousaafir Bhor Bhayi, Ab Rain Kahaan Jo Sovat Hai; Jo Sovat Hai So Khovat Hai, Jo Jaagat Hai So Paavat Hai.(Chorus) --- Wake up, O Traveller! It is already dawn and you are still sleeping;
He who sleeps is at loss, and he who is awake is at gain.
Tuk Neend Se Ankhiyaan Khol Zaraa, Aur Apne Prabhu Se Dhyaan Lagaa;
Yaha Preet Karan Ki Reet Nahin, Prabhu Jaagat Hai Tu Sovat Hai… --- Wake up from your slumber and meditate on the Lord;
How can you enjoy sleep when the Lord is awake, waiting for you.
Jo Kal Karnaa Hai Aaj Karle, Jo Aaj Kare Wo Ab Karle;
Jab Chidiyaa Ne Chug Khet Liya Phir Pachtaaye Kya Hovat Hai… --- What you have to do tomorrow, do today; what you have to do today, do it now;
Why regret now that the birds have eaten up all the grains from your fields.
Naadaan Bhugat Apni Karni, E Paapi Paap Men Chain Kahaan;
Jab Paap Ki Gathari Seesh Dhari, Ab Seesh Pakad Kyun Rovat Hai… --- You reap what you sow; Is there any peace in sinning?
Now that you are loaded with sins, what’s the use of holding your head and crying?
Varno Main Saaheb Guru Sharanaa.(Chorus)
Satyug Naam Achint Kahaayo, Dwaadas Hans Diyo Sharanaa…
Tretaa Naam Munindra Kahaayo, Madhukar Bipr Diyo Sharanaa…
Dwaapar Men Karunaamay Kahaayo, Indramati Kee Vish Haranaa…
Kaliyug Naam Kabeer Kahaayo, Dharamdaas Yah Stutee Karanaa…
Yaho More Biyaah Karela Ho Baabaa, Ajar Amar Ghar Naama Ho;
Avaran Varan Roop Naheen Moortee, Gupta Prakat Ek Dhyaanaa Ho…
Ajar Amar More Saasur Ho Baabaa, Chandra Suraj Ke Baajee Ho;
Aath Prahar Jahaan Naubat Baaje, Sadguru Naam Nishaana Ho…
Gyaan Vimal Ke Chunaree Ho Baabaa, Dhyaan Ghoonghat Mukh Moda Ho;
Main Pati Priyatam Ko Rahun Nirakhaun, Suratee Niratee Ek Thaanvaa Ho…
Nahin Kachhu More Bhojan Baabaa, Ajapaa Ke Jalapaan Ho;
Manavaa Hi Aarasee Ho Baabaa, Adhbut Roop Apaaraa Ho…
Daadaa Baabaa Bhaaee Bateejaa, Koee Na Chale Sang Teraa;
Haathee Ghodaa Maal Khajaanaa, Padaa Rahe Dhan Dheraa…
Maatu Pitaa Swaarath Ke Saathi, Kahate Meraa Meraa;
Kahat Kabeer Suno Bhaaee Saadho, Ek Din Jangal Deraa…
Yah Tan Teraa Banaa, Bulbulaa Paanee Kaa;
Uttar Jaaye Do Din Men, Nashaa Jawaanee Kaa.(Chorus) --- This body is as fragile as bubbles of water. In no time its splendour will disappear.
Yeh Paanch Tattva Ke Kaayaa, Yaako Bhed Ved Na Paayaa;
Yaamen Chatho Tattva Darshaayaa, Aur Panchi Bilmaayaa, Re Man Shailaanee Kaa. --- Even the Vedas have not been able to understand its deepest secrets; The mind, like an unstable bird, couldn’t recognise its sixth element. This is the result of being insentient.
Jab Hans Akelaa Jaataa, Dhan Maal Padaa Rah Jaataa;
Teraa Koyi Kaam Na Aataa, Tu Phir Paache Pachtaataa, Kaam Naadaanee Kaa… --- When the soul departs it leaves behind all wealth and possessions. None of these are of use to you, so in the end you regret. This is the result of foolishness.
Tune Maanush Tan Ko Paayaa, Bharm Men Pad Vyarth Ganwaayaa;
Prabhu Se Lau Nahin Lagaayaa, Dhan Daulat Dekh Lubhaayaa, Kaam Agyaaneee Kaa… --- You were fortunate enough to have obtained human birth but, engrossed in doubts, you wasted your whole life. Instead of worshipping the Lord with love you attached yourself with wealth. This is the result of ignorance.
Yeh Bhadaidaas Kaa Kehnaa, Mat Gaphlat Men Tu Rahanaa;
Jo Chaahe Bhow Se Utarnaa, To Guru Kaa Naam Sumarnaa, Kaam Hai Gyaanee Kaa… --- Bhasidaas instructed us not to live in illusion. If you want to get liberation sing the glories of the Lord. Only this is the work of the wise.
Yugan Yugan Hum Yogi, Avadhoota;
Aave Na Jaaye Mite Na Kabahun Shabd Anahad Bhogi.(Chorus)
Sabhi Thaar Jamat Hamri Jaamat, Sabhi Thaar Par Mela;
Ham Sab Men Sab Hai Ham Men, Hum Hai Bahuree Akela…
Ham Hi Siddha Samaadhee, Hum Hi Animaade Bole;
Roop Swaroop Hum Pe Dikhaate, Hum Hi Ant Khole…
Kahe Kabir Jo Suno Bhaai Saadhu, Nahin Na Koi Ichha;
Apni Maahi Men Apno Dolu, Khelu Sahaj Swa Ichha…
Aaratee Ho Saaheb Aaratee Ho; Aaratee Deen Dayaal Saaheb Aaratee Ho, Aarati Gareeb Niwaas Saaheb Aaratee Ho.(Chorus)
Akhand Saheb Ke Naam Aur Sab Khand Hai; Khandit Meru Sumeru Khand Brahmand Hai… --- The Name of the Lord is immutable, everything else is subject to change. Even the mighty mountains, Meru, Sumeru, and Brahmand (the Universe) are collapsible.
Thir Naa Rahe Dhan Dhaam So Jeevan Dwand Hai;
Lakh Chauraasee Jeev Pade Yam Phand Hai… --- Wealth and other such riches are not ever-lasting, mortals are afflicted; The 8.4 millions of life-forms are all at the mercy of the Lord of Death.
Chanchal Man Thir Hoi Tabe Bhal Rang Hai;
Ulat Nikat Bhar Peev To Amrit Gang Hai… --- By keeping the unsteady Mind stable, one is Graced. One who masters his Mind will drink from the river of Nectar.
Jin Ko Saaheb So Het Soee Nirabandh Hai;
We Saadhun Ke Sang Men Sadaa Aanand Hai… --- The Soul that becomes attached to the Name of the Lord becomes detached from all else. True Bliss is found in the company of Saints and Sages.
Dayaa Bhaav Chit Raakh So Bhakti Ke Ang Hai;
Kahai Kabeer Chit Chetahu Jagat Patang Hai… --- By establishing Mercy and Love in the Heart, one treads on the path of Devotion. Kabir says: Always remain mindful, this world is like a Kite.
Keech Uleej Neech Karman Ko, Niguran Par Barshaiho;
Paatik Jaari Raakh Kari Kaarikh, Vimukh Ke Mukh Men Lagaiho,
Tabai Dharmadaas Kahaiho, Aaj Nij Ghat Bich Phaag Machaiho…
Ari Honee Holee So Holee, Chet Ajahoon Mati Bholee.(Chorus)
Jugan Jugan Se Paanv Pasaare, Khoob Pet Bhar So Lee;
Agam Nigam Jagaavat Hore, Kutuk Madhur Bahu Bolee,
Aankh Tabahoon Nahin Khelee, Honee Holee So Holee…
Yah Maanush Tan Paayi Ke, Aayu Kyon Khevat It Ut Holee;
Ant Samay Yamdut Aaye Ke, Kari Hai Pakadi Tatolee,
Dekhi Jiy Jaihain Kalolee, Honee Holee So Holee…
Binay Abeer Swadharm Agarjaa, Bharee Gulaal Ke Jholee;
Khelan Phaag Chalo Nif Prabhu Se, Samataa Keshar Gholee;
Sheesh Unhee Ke Dholee, Honee Holee So Holee…
Jag Prachand Nashvar Maayaakrat, Kalpit Kalit Kapolee;
Maan Sarovar Men Naanaa Bidhi, Uthat Tarang Jhokaalee,
Dekhu Ur MoheenTatolee, Honee Holee So Holee…
Kahain Kabeer Suhaagin Sun Le, Karu Nij Vratti Aholee;
Suratee Shabd Kee Dhaar Pukaaree Charhu Gagan Guphaa Jahaan Polee,
Vastu Mili Hai Anamolee, Honee Holee So Holee…
Holi Khelat Koyi Sant Sujaan Re, Holi Khelat Aatam Ram Se; Chin Chin Pal Pal Holi Khelo Re, Nishdin Aatho Yaam Re.(Chorus) --- A wise Saint is playing Holi, playing Holi with the Lord;
Play this kind of Holi every moment, every second, all the time.
Pandit Khele Pothi Pathar Se, Kaaji Kitaab-E-Quraan Se;
Pativrataa Khele Apne Piyaa Se, Ganikaa Sakal Jahaan Se… --- Pandits and Maulanas are engrossed in their scriptures, instead of searching within;
The faithful devotee plays with his Beloved, while the unfaithful plays with the everyone.
Yogi Khele Yog Yukti Se, Abhimaani Abhimaan Se;
Kaami Khele Kaamini Ke Sang, Lobhi Khele Daam Se… --- The Yogi focuses on union with God, while the selfish gives in to his ego;
The lustful plays with desires whereas the greedy plays with his material possessions.
Ati Prachand Tej Maayaa Bal, Sab Jag Maaraa Baan Se;
Kotin Maahin Bache Koyi Birlaa, Kahen Kabeer Guru Gyaan Se… --- The temptations of Maya are very violent such that everyone is easily hit;
Kabir says: Only a few rare devotees escape by tuning in to the Guru’s teachings.