Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wealthiest People in the World...

ਸਲੋਕ ਮਃ ੧ ॥
alok mahalaa 1.
Shalok, First Mehl: Align Centre
ਸਰਮੁ ਧਰਮੁ ਦੁਇ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਜੇ ਧਨੁ ਪਲੈ ਪਾਇ ॥
sharam ḏẖaram ḏue naanakaa je ḏẖan palai paae.

Modesty and righteousness both, O Nanak, are qualities of those who are blessed with true wealth.

ਸੋ ਧਨੁ ਮਿਤ੍ਰੁ ਨ ਕਾਂਢੀਐ ਜਿਤੁ ਸਿਰਿ ਚੋਟਾਂ ਖਾਇ ॥

so ḏẖan miṯar na kaaʼndẖeeai jiṯ sir cẖotaaʼn kẖaae.

Do not refer to that wealth as your friend, which leads you to get your head beaten.

ਜਿਨ ਕੈ ਪਲੈ ਧਨੁ ਵਸੈ ਤਿਨ ਕਾ ਨਾਉ ਫਕੀਰ ॥

jin kai palai ḏẖan vasai ṯin kā naao fakeer.

Those who possess only this worldly wealth are known as paupers.

ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਕੈ ਹਿਰਦੈ ਤੂ ਵਸਹਿ ਤੇ ਨਰ ਗੁਣੀ ਗਹੀਰ ॥੧॥

jinĥ kai hirḏai ṯoo vasėh ṯe nar guṇee gaheer. ||1||
But those, within whose hearts You dwell, O Lord - those people are oceans of virtue. ||1||

(Guru Nanak Dev Jee - Ang 1287)

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