A Mantra for Divine Love – Oha Prem Piri

This beautiful Shabad is Written by Shri Guru Arjan Dev ji in Raag Asaa.

THE MANTRA and MEANING

ਓਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਪਿਰੀ
Ohā parem pirī.
I seek the Love of my Beloved.

ਕਨਿਕ ਮਾਣਿਕ ਗਜ ਮੋਤੀਅਨ ਲਾਲਨ ਨਹ ਨਾਹ ਨਹੀ
Kanik māṇik gaj moṯī▫an lālan nah nāh nahī.
Gold, jewels, giant pearls and rubies – I have no need for them.

ਰਾਜ ਨ ਭਾਗ ਨ ਹੁਕਮ ਨ ਸਾਦਨ ॥
Rāj na bẖāg na hukam na sāḏan.
Imperial power, fortunes, royal command and mansions –

ਕਿਛੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਨ ਚਾਹੀ
Kicẖẖ kicẖẖ na cẖāhī.
I have no desire for these.

ਚਰਨਨ ਸਰਨਨ ਸੰਤਨ ਬੰਦਨ.॥
Cẖarnan sarnan sanṯan banḏan.
The Sanctuary of the Lord’s Feet, and dedication to the Saints –

ਸੁਖੋ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਹੀ ॥
Sukẖo sukẖ pāhī.
these bring me peace and pleasure.

ਨਾਨਕ ਤਪਤਿ ਹਰੀ ॥
Nānak ṯapaṯ harī.
O Nanak, my burning fire has been put out,

ਮਿਲੇ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਪਿਰੀ ॥
Mile parem pirī.
obtaining the Love of the Beloved.

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