⟵ Back to videos

Guru Nanak Sahib in Rag Gauri Bairagan | Guru Granth Sahib 157

Sabad Recitation

Tuesday
,
7
February
2017

This composition by Guru Nanak Sahib is in Rag Gauri Bairagan, a musical mode sung in the morning. It is a rag (musical measure) of sadness, separation, and longing as opposed to depression.

If I were to become a doe,
dwelling in the forest, picking and eating grass and plants.
If I were to meet Husband-Divine by Guru’s Grace,
I would continuously adore You,
O! Breath of Breath, O! Life of Life.

I am a trader of the Charmer-Divine,
Your Nam is the merchandise and the trade, indeed! 1. Reflect.

If I were to become a koel* dwelling on a mango tree,
I would reflect intuitively on Sabad.
If I were to meet my Husband-Divine naturally and intuitively,
I would see the vision and the form of the Infinite. 2.

If I were to become a fish, dwelling in the Water-Divine,
I would be in the domain of “The One,” who takes care of all life forms.
I would meet my Husband-Divine with open arms, who dwells all around. 3.

If I were to become a serpent dwelling in the ground,
I would become fear-free as Sabad dwells within.
Nanak: Those whose light merges with the Light become bride-lovers forever. 4.
     Guru Nanak Sahib in Rag Gauri Bairagan | Guru Granth Sahib 157

The Sikh Research Institute recognizes its ethical responsibility to promptly correct any factual small or large errors. Please get in touch with us via email to request a correction if you have identified a mistake.

Suggest a correction →

In This Video

No items found.

Latest Videos

Monday
,
20
May
2024

1984 Path of the Warrior Saints

Harinder Singh, Senior Fellow of Research and Policy at the Sikh Research Institute, delves deeper into the themes of Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation, and Prevention.

watch now ⟶
Thursday
,
16
May
2024

Explore Antam Sanskar (Funeral Ceremony)

Funeral ceremonies are significant in human culture and differ significantly across regions and religions. In the Sikh culture, the funeral ceremony emphasizes the belief in life's impermanence, the significance of commemorating the departed...

watch now ⟶
Tuesday
,
30
April
2024

1984 Path of the Warrior Saints

Join Harinder Singh and Mo Dhaliwal as they delve into the profound experiences of the Third Ghallughara (large-scale massacre) in India in 1984 and beyond.

watch now ⟶

Share on Social Media

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay informed with our weekly updates, important events and more at SikhRI.

Thank you! Your submission has been received.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.