Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hukam Rajai - Surrender to Wll!

Thinking does not unthaw truth
by churning thoughts tier on tier
Silencing scarcely brings silence
by sitting soundless year after year

Hunger will still linger no matter
how many heaps are hoarded here
Like flickers of candles in the wind
the best of wits will disappear

What is then the light of truth
whose brillance makes the path clear
Living in grace inspite of darkness
and singing His song everywhere


- Shiv

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Credit: God, Guru Nanak (Japji Sahib, Pauri 1)

Notes:

Guru Nanak says "Hukum Rajai Chalana". Hukum is "order", Rajai is "accepting" or "satisfied" and Chalana is "Walk" ... In your order I walk satisfied. Or simply, I sing in your grace!

So two alternatives for the last stanza:

How will I see the light of truth
and remove falsehood's dark layer?
In His game by accepting His rules,
and being now a joyful player

What is then the light of truth
whose brillance makes the path clear
Living in grace inspite of darkness
and singing His song everywhere

I chose the second one,

An earlier version of the poem:

Thinking doesnt bring rest
having thoughts a-million
Silencing doesnt bring peace
sitting silent years a-million
Hunger is not filled by stashing
piles of cash a-million
Like candles in the wind
temporary wits a-million
how to attain truth
and remove dark falsehood?
By singing His Will
and being thankful!

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