Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Walls of Sand

Meditate in remembrance on the Lord -
meditate on the Lord;
this alone shall be of use to you.
Abandon your association with Maya,
and take shelter in the Sanctuary of God.
Remember that the pleasures of the world are false;
this whole show is just an illusion. ||1||Pause||
You must understand that this wealth is just a dream.
Why are you so proud?
The empires of the earth are like walls of sand. ||1||
Servant Nanak speaks the Truth:
your body shall perish and pass away.
Moment by moment, yesterday passed.
Today is passing as well.

Raag Jaijaavantee, Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Section 35. The Sri Guru Granth Sahib, of course, is the holy book of the Sikhs, the perpetual Guru; it consists of songs in praise of God (written by Sikh Gurus, Hindu bhaktis, and Muslim Sufis), of which there are many interesting ones.

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