Bhajans

નાદબ્રહ્મ પદ - ૧૨, રાગ - ગોડી
Nādbrahma pada - 12, rāga - godi

રમી રહ્યો ભરપુર, રંગીલો, રમી રહ્યો ભરપૂર
શુદ્ધ વિચાર કરો મેરે સંતો, હૈ નયરે નહિ દૂર ... ૧
rami rahyo bharpur, raňgilo, rami rahyo bharpur
shuddha vichār karo mere saňto, hai nayare nahi dur ... 1

વેદ પુરાણ ભાગવત ગીતા, વામે લિખ્યો હૈ હજૂર
તાહી છોડ નર ચહુદિસ ધાવૈ, સમજત નહિ નર મૂઢ ... ૨
ved purān bhāgavat gitā, vāme likhyo hai hajur
tāhi chhod nar chahu-dis dhāvai, sam-jat nahi nar muDh ... 2

આતમ એક અખંડ અનુપમ, બાજત અનહદ તૂર
નિત્ય પ્રકાશ નિરંતર નિર્મલ, જ્યોં સરિતાકો પૂર ... ૩
ātam eka akhaňd anu-pam, bājat ana-had tur
nitya prakāsh niraňtar nirmal, jyoň saritā-ko pur ... 3

તેરા સાહેબ હૈ તુજ માંહી, ઊઠત શબ્દકી ઘોર
સતગુરુ મિલે સત શબ્દ બતાયો, નિતનિત બરસત નૂર ... ૪
terā sāheb hai tuj māňhi, uthat shabda-ki ghor
sat-guru mile sat shabda batāyo, nita-nita bara-sat nur ... 4

આપ જગતકો રૂપ બન્યો હૈ, આપ જગતકો મૂલ
કહૈ કબીર સોહિ જનજાને, જ્ઞાન ઉદય ભયે સુર ... ૫
āp jagat-ko rup banyo hai, āp jagat-ko mul
kahai kabir sohi jan-jāne, gnān uday bhaye sur ... 5

English Translation:
1. The heavenly blissful divinity that is omnipotent and omnipresent is showing us his wondrous games. My dear saintly friends, he is not very far away. He is very much around! What is needed is just contemplate on him with pure mind.

2. A method to realize his divine essence is described in the Vedas, Purana, Bhagwat Geeta, but, leaving that apart a man runs around thoughtlessly in the search of god, is nothing but foolhardiness.   

This reminds us of a couplet from a poem of Akha Bhagat, an eminent Gujarati poet, “એક મૂરખને એવી ટેવ, પથ્થર એટલા પૂજે દેવ;
પાણી દેખી કરે સ્નાન, તુલસી દેખી તોડે પાન;
તે તો અખા બહુ ઉત્પાત, ઘણા પરમેશ્વર એ ક્યાંની વાત?”   

(A dumb believer in god worships every rock that he sees and takes a dip in every pond or river he comes across. Wherever he finds a Basil plant, he would pluck a leaf and chew. Akha exasperatedly asks, why so much restlessness? How absurd it is to talk of several gods!)

3. The soul, which incessantly flows out akin to flood waters divinely vibrates as if emanating in the form of self-originating sound heard by the yogis or mystics, is omnipotent, pure and brightly illuminated.

4. Your master is within you and his voice echoes from within you. When one has a good fortune of meeting a saintly Guru, the actual meaning of spiritual enlightenment is realized. This realization is rumbling from within. Listen to it.

5. Describing the image of the Supreme Almighty, Kabir says, he is the creator and a source of this universe. The one who has realized the divine realization understands true essence of the Supreme Almighty.