Kirpa Dhaar - Raag Bilawal

Jagat Jalanda Rakh Lai Apni Kirpa Dhaar 

This was released as part of a project of creating healing shabads as a response to the pandemic. This particular one is is a beautiful prayer by Guru Amar Das in Raag Bilawal.  I started on the composition a few years ago. And we did a live vocal and bansuri recording when Rajesh Prasanna was visiting California in 2018.  Then I continued to refine the vocals and the music. Much thanks to my dear mother, Harvinder Kaur, for helping with the chorus.

More recordings from this project: 
YouTube Playlist (Videos - includes old videos too)
SoundCloud Playlist (Audio - has more new content)
Blog Post 

ਸਲੋਕ ਮਃ ੩ ॥
सलोक मः ३ ॥
Salok mėhlā 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:

ਜਗਤੁ ਜਲੰਦਾ ਰਖਿ ਲੈ ਆਪਣੀ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਧਾਰਿ ॥
जगत जलंदा रख लै आपणी किरपा धार ॥
Jagaṯ jalanḏā rakẖ lai āpṇī kirpā ḏẖār.
The world is going up in flames - shower it with Your Mercy, and save it!

ਜਿਤੁ ਦੁਆਰੈ ਉਬਰੈ ਤਿਤੈ ਲੈਹੁ ਉਬਾਰਿ ॥
जित दुआरै उबरै तितै लैह उबार ॥
Jiṯ ḏuārai ubrai ṯiṯai laihu ubār.
Save it, and deliver it, by whatever method it takes.

ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਸੁਖੁ ਵੇਖਾਲਿਆ ਸਚਾ ਸਬਦੁ ਬੀਚਾਰਿ ॥
सतिगुर सुख वेखालिआ सचा सबद बीचार ॥
Saṯgur sukẖ vekẖāliā sacẖā sabaḏ bīcẖār.
The True Guru has shown the way to peace, contemplating the True Word of the Shabad.

ਨਾਨਕ ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਸੁਝਈ ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਬਖਸਣਹਾਰੁ ॥੧॥
नानक अवर न सुझई हर बिन बखसणहार ॥१॥
Nānak avar na sujẖī har bin bakẖsaṇhār. ||1||
Nanak knows no other than the Lord, the Forgiving Lord. ||1||