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Bandhan Kaatai So Prabhu | Guru Arjan Dev Ji Sayings

Guru Arjan Dev Ji

Bandhan Kaatai So Prabhu | Guru Arjan Dev Ji Sayings

ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ ਬੰਧਨ ਕਾਟੈ ਸੋ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਜਾ ਕੈ ਕਲ ਹਾਥ ॥ ਅਵਰ ਕਰਮ ਨਹੀ ਛੂਟੀਐ ਰਾਖਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਥ ॥੧॥
Bilawal Mahala – 5 (Bandhan Kaatai So Prabhu Ja Kai Kal Hath)
O Lord ! The True Master, who is all powerful, destroys all the oppression and worldly bondage Himself. You alone could protect our honour by lending Your helping hand as we cannot escape the worldly bondage with any acts of our own. (1)

ਤਉ ਸਰਣਾਗਤਿ ਮਾਧਵੇ ਪੂਰਨ ਦਇਆਲ ॥ ਛੂਟਿ ਜਾਇ ਸੰਸਾਰ ਤੇ ਰਾਖੈ ਗੋਪਾਲ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
O True Master ! O Lord-benefactor ! I have taken refuge at Your lotus-feet. Whosoever is given Your protection, gets freed (saved) from the worldly bondage. (Pause – 1)

ਆਸਾ ਭਰਮ ਬਿਕਾਰ ਮੋਹ ਇਨ ਮਹਿ ਲੋਭਾਨਾ ॥ ਝੂਠੁ ਸਮਗ੍ਰੀ ਮਨਿ ਵਸੀ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਨ ਜਾਨਾ ॥੨॥
O True Master ! I have never realised Your True form as my mind is always beset with the worldly falsehood I am always engrossed in hopes, desires, whims and fancies, worldly attachments including love of the family, and such other vicious thoughts. (2)

ਪਰਮ ਜੋਤਿ ਪੂਰਨ ਪੁਰਖ ਸਭਿ ਜੀਅ ਤੁਮ੍ਹ੍ਹਾਰੇ ॥ ਜਿਉ ਤੂ ਰਾਖਹਿ ਤਿਉ ਰਹਾ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਅਗਮ ਅਪਾਰੇ ॥੩॥
O highest and noblest True Lord !A11 the beings (belong to You) are (Yours only) Your beings only. O Lord, beyond our reach and comprehension ! I am always happy and satisfied to accept the state in which You keep me as per Your Will. (All the joy and sorrow is bestowed on us as per Your Will). (3)

ਕਰਣ ਕਾਰਣ ਸਮਰਥ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਦੇਹਿ ਅਪਨਾ ਨਾਉ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਰੀਐ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਉ ॥੪॥੨੭॥੫੭॥ {ਪੰਨਾ 815}
O Nanak ! We could cross this ocean of life successfully by joining the company of holy saints only, O True Master ! I have only one urge and longing to sing Your Praises always. O Lord ! I have only one prayer to make that may be blessed with the boon of Your True Name, as You are controlling everything being the cause and effect of everything, and whatever takes place in the world is according to Your dictates as per Your Will.

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