Bhajans

નાદબ્રહ્મ પદ - ૭૯૮, રાગ - મંગલ
Nādbrahma pada - 798, rāga - mangal

મનષા દેહી પાઈ, રામ ગુણ ગાઈએ;
સુરતિ અકન કુંવારી, હંસાકો બહાઈએ ... ટેક
manashā dehi pā-ii, rām gun gā-ii-e
surati akan kuňvāri, haňsā-ko bahā-ii-e ...    repeat

સતગુરુ વિપ્ર બોલાય લગન લખાઈએ;
વેગે કરી લો વિવાહ, ઢીલ મત લાઈએ ... ૧
sat-guru vipra bolāy, lagan lakhā-ii-e
vege kari lo vivāh, Dhil mat lā-ii-e ...    1

પાંચ પચ્ચીશ શું નાર, મંગલ ગાઈએ;
લક્ષ ચોરાશીનો ફેરો, બહોર નહિ આઈએ ... ૨
pāňcha pach-chish shuň nār, maňgal gā-ii-e
laksha chorāshi-no fero, bahor nahi ā-ii-e ...    2

સુરત નુરત દોઉ બેઠે, હથેવારો જોડીએ;
જમ શું જીવ ઉગાર, તનખાં તોડીએ ... ૩
surat nurat do-u bethe, hathe-vāro jodi-e
jam shuň jiv ugār, tanakhā todi-e ...    3

હંસાએ કર્યો વિચાર, સુરતિ શું યોં કહી;
તુમ જુગ જુગ અકન કુંવારી, એતા દિન ક્યોં રહી ... ૪
haňsā-e karyo vichār, surati shuň yoň kahi
tum jug jug akan kuňvāri, etā din kyoň kahi ... 4

સુરતિએ હંસાને કરી સલામ, પિયુ તુમ સત કહી;
મોહે સતગુરુ મળ્યા નહિ, એતા દિન યોં રહી ... ૫
surati-e haňsā-ne kari salām, piyu tum sat kahi
mohe sat-guru malyā nahi, etā din kyoň rahi ... 5

પરમ પુરુષકી સેજ, અખંડિત ખેલના;
પિયો રે પ્યાલા પ્રેમ, અધર રહી ઝીલના ... ૬
param purush-ki sej, akhaňdit khelanā
piyo re pyālā prem, adhar rahi jhilanā ... 6

પુરૂષ પુરાતન લાઈ, શબ્દ સુનાઈએ;
કહે કબીર ભજો રામ, પરમ પદ પાઈએ ... ૭
purush purātana lā-ii, shabda sunā-ii-e
kahe kabir bhajo rām, param-pad pā-ii-e ... 7

English Translation:
[The teachings of Saint Kabir Ji, are an epitome of the spiritual knowledge conveyed through several scriptures given out through ages. Kabirdas Ji says,

दुर्लभ मानुष जन्म है, देह न बारम्बार,
तरुवर ज्यों पत्ता झड़े, बहुरि न लागे डार।..

Birth as a human being is obtained with much difficulty. We do not take birth in the human form again and again, as once leaves fall off the tree never ever get back to the branches. Kabirdas Ji has also said, "Once this most valuable birth is gotten as a human being, imbibe the spiritual learning within and worship the Supreme Almighty prevailing over the Universe.]

0. Addressing the soul of a man, Kabir Saheb says, since you have gotten the human form worship God chanting the name of Rama. Since the Maya is solely inclined towards gratification. If inborn human tendencies get disassociated with the Maya or illusions, can a man turn to worship God. Further, he advises to associate the tendencies of the mind with the Supreme Soul.

1. Reaching out to the God or desire to seek divine blessings, may make us restless! Though it might feel like a deep anguish, but that is the signal of good fortune on the way of attainment of the God's grace. Here, the soul may experience a conflict between affection for worldly pleasures and emancipation. Humorously comparing the soul involved in illusions not finding an ideal spiritual teacher, as a girl remains spinster not finding a suitable groom. Suggesting a remedy, Guru Kabir Ji suggests quickly finding a Brahmin to perform the marriage ritual, and with the same haste find a spiritual teacher, who can liberate the soul from the grasp of the Maya. The tendency of Maya remains focused on gratification of passions; that is why, it is said to have remained a bachelor - rather not unified with the Supreme Soul.

2. The way one should not get captivated by innumerable worldly attractions, the soul should avoid getting entangled in the cycle of birth and death. Rather, the five senses should be diverted to the twenty five elements of the Mother Nature, which are the sources of pure spiritual happiness. In this way unification of soul with the Supreme Soul will liberate it from the cycle of birth and death through eighty four million generations.

3. Guiding a spiritual seeker seeking ultimate emancipation, Saint Kabir advises to strive to divert the extrovert or outwardly tendencies towards inward realm of spiritual happiness. Strive hard to save your soul from snare to entrap the tendencies in the quagmire of worldliness.

4. The soul of the spiritual seeker, treading on the spiritual path ponders over the attitude, why it has not been unable to find success in uniting with Supreme Divine, and have remained a spinster.

5. The attitude of the soul, mildly replied confessing that, it has failed so far in finding an ideal Guru, who could have enabled the soul to attain ultimate emancipation. As a result, the attitudes of the soul remained lost in the worldliness, like a spinster remains unwedded.

Nevertheless, the conscience remains disgruntled, not finding a way to get united with God. The Saint Meerabai expressing such an anguish of conscience has sung;

हे री मैं तो प्रेम दिवानी, मेरो दरद न जाने कोय
गगन मंडल पै सेज पिया की, किस विध मिलना होय....

6. Responding to similar anxiety of conscience, Kabir Ji consoles the soul of a seeker to remain aloof and uninvolved in worldliness, and having reached the divine realm of the Supreme Divinity to enjoy drinking glassful elixir decanted over the lips, as you contentedly enjoy incessant love on the divine bed, i.e. divine realm of the Supreme Divinity.

7. Lastly, summarizing Saint Kabir Saheb says, every living being nurtures a desire to seek divine grace. Therefore, the seeker on look-out for divine grace and seeking emancipation must learn the lessons of virtuousness and chant the name of Rama. Kabir Saheb counsels to following this path, and attain ultimate place in the Divine Realm.