Guru Arjan Dev’s advice on what is rare in life

Guru Arjan Dev’s advice on what is rare in life –

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Guru Arjan Dev
ਨਚ ਦੁਰਲਭੰ ਧਨੰ ਰੂਪੰ ਨਚ ਦੁਰਲਭੰ ਸ੍ਵਰਗ ਰਾਜਨਹ ॥
Nach Dhuralabhan Dhhanan Roopan Nach Dhuralabhan Svarag Raajaneh ||
नच दुरलभं धनं रूपं नच दुरलभं स्वरग राजनह ॥
Wealth and beauty are not so difficult to obtain. Paradise and royal power are not so difficult to obtain.
ਨਚ ਦੁਰਲਭੰ ਭੋਜਨੰ ਬਿੰਜਨੰ ਨਚ ਦੁਰਲਭੰ ਸ੍ਵਛ ਅੰਬਰਹ ॥
Nach Dhuralabhan Bhojanan Binjanan Nach Dhuralabhan Svashh Anbareh ||
नच दुरलभं भोजनं बिंजनं नच दुरलभं स्वछ अ्मबरह ॥
Foods and delicacies are not so difficult to obtain. Elegant clothes are not so difficuilt to obtain.
ਨਚ ਦੁਰਲਭੰ ਸੁਤ ਮਿਤ੍ਰ ਭ੍ਰਾਤ ਬਾਂਧਵ ਨਚ ਦੁਰਲਭੰ ਬਨਿਤਾ ਬਿਲਾਸਹ ॥
Nach Dhuralabhan Suth Mithr Bhraath Baandhhav Nach Dhuralabhan Banithaa Bilaaseh ||
नच दुरलभं सुत मित्र भ्रात बांधव नच दुरलभं बनिता बिलासह ॥
Children, friends, siblings and relatives are not so difficult to obtain. The pleasures of woman are not so difficult to obtain.
ਨਚ ਦੁਰਲਭੰ ਬਿਦਿਆ ਪ੍ਰਬੀਣੰ ਨਚ ਦੁਰਲਭੰ ਚਤੁਰ ਚੰਚਲਹ ॥
Nach Dhuralabhan Bidhiaa Prabeenan Nach Dhuralabhan Chathur Chanchaleh ||
नच दुरलभं बिदिआ प्रबीणं नच दुरलभं चतुर चंचलह ॥
Knowledge and wisdom are not so difficult to obtain. Cleverness and trickery are not so difficult to obtain.
ਦੁਰਲਭੰ ਏਕ ਭਗਵਾਨ ਨਾਮਹ ਨਾਨਕ ਲਬਧ੍ਯ੍ਯਿੰ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਪ੍ਰਭੰ ॥੩੫॥
Dhuralabhan Eaek Bhagavaan Naameh Naanak Labadhhiyan Saadhhasang Kirapaa Prabhan ||35||
दुरलभं एक भगवान नामह नानक लबध्यिं साधसंगि क्रिपा प्रभं ॥३५॥
Only the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is difficult to obtain. O Nanak, it is only obtained by God’s Grace, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. ||35||
Durlabham
Wealth is so common
So many are rich
and beautiful
Good food, ornate clothes
big houses, smart cars,
all so common
Friensdhips, common!
Relations, common!
Lovers, common!
Cleverness common
Intellect common
Wisdom too
Kingdoms and heavens
too so many attain
all so common!
But Love!
Love is rare
Love is very rare!

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