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You Great Senseless Animal! Come To Your Senses! : Sarbloh Granth


Guru Gobind Singh, writing within the Sarbloh Granth, uses identical language in a line within the 33 Savaiye (33 ਸ੍ਵੈਯੇ), a composition within the Dasam Guru Granth Sahib. The 33 Svaiye concludes with the line ਚੇਤ ਰੇ ਚੇਤ ਅਚੇਤ ਮਹਾ ਪਸੁ ਅੰਤ ਕੀ ਬਾਰਿ ਇਕੇਲੋ ਈ ਜੈ ਹੈ ॥੩੩॥ - which is how Guru Gobind Singh Ji starts this composition within the Sarbloh Granth.


ਚੇਤ ਰੇ ਚੇਤ ਅਚੇਤ ਮਹਾਂ ਪਸੁ ! ਹੋਹੁ ਸੁਚੇਤ ਭਜੋ ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ ॥

Awake! Be aware oh you great senseless animal! Come to your senses and worship the Deathless! 


ਧਾਮ ਕਿ ਕਾਮ ਕਹਾਂ ਉਰਝ੍ਯੋ ਜੜ ਰਾਮ ਸਿਮਰ ਕਾਟੇ ਜਮ ਫਾਸੀ ॥

Oh oblivious person, how have you been so wrapped up in the duties of your house? Through the remembrance of the Ram [the Omnipresent], the noose of Death is cut away.


ਕਾਲ ਗ੍ਯੋ ਜਿਮ ਆਜ ਬਿਤੈ ਹਹਿਂ, ਛਿਨ ਛਿਨ ਅਵਧਿ ਘਟੈ ਤਨ ਨਾਸੀ ॥

Just like you wasted yesterday, will you waste today? Moment by moment your body is wasting away. 


ਭਗਤਿ ਬਿਨਾ ਨਹਿ ਕਾਜ ਸਰੇ ਕਛੁ ਖੋਜ ਢੰਢੋਲ ਫਿਰਯੋ ਉਪਹਾਸੀ ॥ 215 ॥ 845 ॥ 1599 ॥ 

Without devotion your life is not fulfilled at all; to search and pursue anything else is worth ridicule. 

ਸਰਬਲੋਹ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਭਾਗ 1, ਪਨਾ 173 Sarbloh Granth, Volume 1, page 173

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