ਪੂਰਬਿ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਕਮਾਵਣਾ ਜਿ ਕਰਤੈ ਆਪਿ ਲਿਖਿਆਸੁ ॥
ਮੋਹ ਠਗਉਲੀ ਪਾਈਅਨੁ ਵਿਸਰਿਆ ਗੁਣਤਾਸੁ ॥
(Poorab Likhia Kamavna..)
ਮਤੁ ਜਾਣਹੁ ਜਗੁ ਜੀਵਦਾ ਦੂਜੈ ਭਾਇ ਮੁਇਆਸੁ ॥
ਜਿਨੀ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਨ ਚੇਤਿਓ ਸੇ ਬਹਣਿ ਨ ਮਿਲਨੀ ਪਾਸਿ ॥
In fact, such a person should not be considered as alive (living an active life) as he suffered his spiritual death due to his dual-mindedness. Such persons, who have not recited True Name in the company of the Guru-minded persons, are not provided a chance to join the company of the Lord’s presence, (to sit in His presence).
ਦੁਖੁ ਲਾਗਾ ਬਹੁ ਅਤਿ ਘਣਾ ਪੁਤੁ ਕਲਤੁ ਨ ਸਾਥਿ ਕੋਈ ਜਾਸਿ ॥
ਲੋਕਾ ਵਿਚਿ ਮੁਹੁ ਕਾਲਾ ਹੋਆ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਉਭੇ ਸਾਸ ॥
ਮਨਮੁਖਾ ਨੋ ਕੋ ਨ ਵਿਸਹੀ ਚੁਕਿ ਗਇਆ ਵੇਸਾਸੁ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਾ ਨੋ ਸੁਖੁ ਅਗਲਾ ਜਿਨਾ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਨਾਮ ਨਿਵਾਸੁ ॥੧॥
At the time of death, such (faithless) persons undergo a lot of sufferings as the son and wife (or other near and dear ones) do not accompany him (to the next world). Such a person heaves sighs of helplessness and misery and gets disgraced in the world also (gets his face blackened). No one has any faith in such self- willed (faithless) persons as they have lost all confidence in him. O Nanak! The Guru-minded persons, however, enjoy the eternal bliss and joy, by reciting and inculcating the love of True Name in their hearts. (1)
ਮਃ ੩ ॥ ਸੇ ਸੈਣ ਸੇ ਸਜਣਾ ਜਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਮਿਲਹਿ ਸੁਭਾਇ ॥
ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਭਾਣਾ ਅਨਦਿਨੁ ਕਰਹਿ ਸੇ ਸਚਿ ਰਹੇ ਸਮਾਇ ॥
M-3: The persons, who serve the Lord and recite True Name in the company of the Guru-minded persons in the state are our true friends and real companions, as they are always (day and night) carrying out the ordains of the Guru as per His Will, and are immersed in the Lord’s True Name.
ਦੂਜੈ ਭਾਇ ਲਗੇ ਸਜਣ ਨ ਆਖੀਅਹਿ ਜਿ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੁ ਕਰਹਿ ਵੇਕਾਰ ॥
ਮਨਮੁਖ ਆਪ ਸੁਆਰਥੀ ਕਾਰਜੁ ਨ ਸਕਹਿ ਸਵਾਰਿ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਪੂਰਬਿ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਕਮਾਵਣਾ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਮੇਟਣਹਾਰੁ ॥੨॥
However, the faithless persons, who are engrossed in their egoism due to dual-mindedness, cannot’ be considered as our true friends. In fact, the faithless persons are so selfish that they cannot help anyone else in their need. O Nanak! We function as predestined by the Lord’s Will (Nanak, Poorab Likhia Kamavna) and according to our fortune (luck) and no one has any power to alter our fate. (2)
ਪਉੜੀ ॥ ਤੁਧੁ ਆਪੇ ਜਗਤੁ ਉਪਾਇ ਕੈ ਆਪਿ ਖੇਲੁ ਰਚਾਇਆ ॥
ਤ੍ਰੈ ਗੁਣ ਆਪਿ ਸਿਰਜਿਆ ਮਾਇਆ ਮੋਹੁ ਵਧਾਇਆ ॥
Pouri: O Lord! You have created this universe Yourself and have enacted this wonderful worldly drama. You have Yourself only created the three-pronged (Maya) worldly falsehood (based on three things- lust for power, greed or jealousy and Partial Peace ) and have engrossed the whole world in the love of this Maya.
ਵਿਚਿ ਹਉਮੈ ਲੇਖਾ ਮੰਗੀਐ ਫਿਰਿ ਆਵੈ ਜਾਇਆ ॥
ਜਿਨਾ ਹਰਿ ਆਪਿ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰੇ ਸੇ ਗੁਰਿ ਸਮਝਾਇਆ ॥
ਬਲਿਹਾਰੀ ਗੁਰ ਆਪਣੇ ਸਦਾ ਸਦਾ ਘੁਮਾਇਆ ॥੩॥
The persons, who lead a life under the influence of their egoistic tendencies, have to account for their actions before the Lord (through the god of justice) and are subject to the torture of the cycle of births and deaths. But the persons, who are blessed with His Grace (Lord’s Grace) and benevolence are enabled to realize the secrets of Nature and the Truth. I would offer myself as a sacrifice to the Guru and surrender myself completely to Him. (3)
Poorab Likhia Kamaavna in English (POETIC)
One obtains what one is destined,
What the Creator Himself has inscribed.
One is administered the dose of attachment,
Which makes one forget the Lord prized.
Don’t you treat the world living
In duality, it is mesmerized.
Those who meditate not on Name as advised by the Guru,
They find no seat by the Lord’s side.
He undergoes severe torture.
Neither progeny, nor wife, nor anyone else
Would him company provide.
For people his face is blackened,
For himself his person he comes to deride.
Nobody trusts the self-possessed,
Nor anyone has faith in him in the world wide.
Says Nanak, the devotees have peace in plenty
Who have the Lord in their heart come to reside. (I)
They are fellow-travelers and friends
Who, inspired by the Guru, meet as a happenstance.
They abide by what the True Guru says day and night,
With truth they have a romance.
Those given to duality are no friends,
Who are given to worthless pride.
The self-possessed is ever selfish,
He can tum no tide.
Says Nanak, one obtains what is ordained at the Primal Time,
(Purab likhia kamavna)
None dare it set aside. (2)
You created the world Yourself and started this game,
Brought about the Three Qualities
And enhanced the attachment with Maya in chain.
Caught in ego one must render account,
And one must go as one came.
Those who are favoured by Lord Himself,
Them their True Guru would claim.
I am sacrifice unto my Guru,
Ever and ever I laud His Name. (3)