Bhajans

નાદબ્રહ્મ પદ - ૭૨૧, રાગ - ગરબી
Nādbrahma pada - 721, rāga - garbi

આજનો લ્હાવો લીજીએ રે કાલ કોણે દીઠી;
āja-no lahāvo liji-e re kāl kone dithi

વાણીના મેહુલા ને નૃત્યની હેલી;
સુખનો લ્હાવો લીજીએ રે … કાલ કોણે દીઠી
vāni-nā mehulā ne nrutya-ni heli
sukh-no lahāvo liji-e re … kāl kone dithi

પ્રભુજીના ગુણ જોને એવા રે મીઠડાં;
હર્ષે ઓવારણાં લીજીએ રે … કાલ કોણે દીઠી
prabhuji-nā gun jone evā re mithadā
harshe ovāranā liji-e re … kāl kone dithi

ફૂલની રે ગાદી ને ફૂલના તકિયા
ફૂલના બિછાના બિછાવીએ રે … કાલ કોણે દીઠી
ful-ni re gādi ne ful-nā takiyā
ful-nā bichhā-nā bichhāvi-e re … kāl kone dithi

રામની રે આરતી ને સંતની સેવા;
દાસ રણછોડ હૃદયે લીજીએ રે … કાલ કોણે દીઠી
rām-ni re ārati ne saňt-ni sevā
dās ran-chhod radaye liji-e re … kāl kone dithi

YouTube Video(s):
1. Shree Ramkabir Mandir Bhajan Mandal

English Translation:
[Anyone who has fervent faith upon God seems to have thrown the worries to the wind. Such an individual is less concerned with ups and downs of life and believes in seeking joy from every moment of life. This Bhajan by Narsinh Mehta echoes the sentiments of a devotional worshiper and believer of God.]

0. A devout merrily sings, have a joy of this day. Why worry about what is going to happen tomorrow? Who has seen tomorrow!

1. Singing on the positive note, the poet says, 'Let your soul bask under showers of orations and dance with gaiety, enjoy the happiness of living today.' Live every moment of life cheerfully. With every passing moment something is lessening. We have to make most of every day and embellish with choicest colors!

2. The pious poet draws our attention to the virtues of the Supreme Divinity. When we get to meet somebody, try to analyze his or her nature, moralistic qualities. As and when we come to realize his or her true self, we either avoid or accept the individual. But spiritual contemplation makes us realize how grateful we are for the divine grace upon us, for enabling us to be borne as a human being. With divine providence, a spiritual seeker thanks his stars and pleasantly devotes oneself at the services of the Supreme Soul, without worrying about tomorrow.

3. Welcoming God, the worshiper cheerfully proffers comfy pew and pillows of flowers, and spreads out bed of flowers. The worshiper aims to take solace in providing all material comforts to the Supreme Creator of this Universe, the one who basically is the provider of all sorts of material comforts to the man! The believer in such philosophy thinks of living every minute happily and shunning all elements of unhappiness of life, with no regard for tomorrow.

4. The famous American novelist Paul Laurence has rightly said, "We believe this life to be a fathomless reservoir of life, since we are unaware when we shall die!" The next moment of life is beyond our reach. When an opportunity arises to do something good, we may think of doing it some other time, perhaps tomorrow. An opportunity and time waits for none. There is no specific time for birth or death. Then, why wait to take up some virtuous task? Should we match our steps with time, the time gives us company and so do the God.

5. Lastly, a worshiper is advised to devout oneself at worshiping Rama, and serving the saints. But these ordained tasks are to be taken up sincerely holding the faith in God in our hearts and minds. Let us make up most of this day, as whoever has seen tomorrow...!