Bhajans

નાદબ્રહ્મ પદ - ૪૯૯, રાગ - ધનાશ્રી
Nādbrahma pada 499, rāga - dhanāshri

મન કરી સુમરણ કો રંગ હો હોરી ખેલીએ;
જ્ઞાન પિચકારી ધ્યાન કેસર ભરી, એહીવિધ મન પર મેલ ... ટેક
man kari sumaran ko raňg ho hori kheli-e
gnān picha-kāri dhyān kesar bhari, ehi-vidha man par mel ... repeat

સુરત નુરત અનુરાગ રાગણી, અનુચિત ચેત સુજાણ;
પાંચ સખી મિલી ઉઠી ઉઠી ધાવે, ઉનકી લકુટી બજાય ... ૧
surat nurat anu-rāg rāgani, anu-chit chet sujān
pāňch sakhi mili uthi uthi dhāve, unaki lakuti bajāy ... 1

મનકો મૃદંગ સૂર જાયેગો ગગનમેં, અનહદ નાદ બજાય;
કામ ક્રોધ મદ લોભ મોહકો, અબિલ ગુલાલ ઉડાય ... ૨
man-ko mru-daňg sur jāyego gagan-meň, anahad nād bajāy
kām krodh mad lobh moh-ko, abil gulāl udāy ... 2

પ્રેમ પ્રકાશ આનંદ અનુભવ, આવાગમન મિટાય;
કહે કબીર સુનો હરિ ભક્તો, ગુરુપે ફગુઆ પાય ... ૩
prem prakāsh ānaňd anu-bhav, āvā-gaman mitāy
kahe kabir suno hari bhakto, guru-pe fagu-ā pāy ... 3

YouTube Video(s):
1. Shree Ramkabir Mandir Bhajan Mandal - April 30, 2006, Radhakrishna Mandir, Norwalk, CA
2. Shree Ramkabir Mandir Bhajan Mandal - March 6, 2012, Bhakta Bhajan Sammelan (Panama)

English Translation:
0. Let us play colorful Holi holding image of God in mind;
Let us fill up spout with pious saffron color of meditation
And let us contemplate with accomplished divine knowledge.

1. Falling for beauty, elegance, attachment and passion;
Beware O’ wise one, that these are undesirable traps;
Five female friends1 are rushing hither-thither madly;
Pushing around frantically and crazily beating with stick.

2. Beats of drums of mind pulsating in tandem with devout soul;
And then self-originating Anaahat2 sounds would reach heavens;
Shake off like dust feelings of cupidity, anger, arrogance, fascination;
And celebrate life like sprinkling of colorful clouds of Abir and Gulal3.

3. Experience of sublime brilliant joy of spiritual accomplishment;
Then such a realm of pure love will liberate from birth and death.
Saint Kabir counsels devout to take recourse of spiritual path;
By the grace of Guru you will have divine joy of singing Phag4.

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1Five female friends – Five elements within human body (sky, air, fire, water and earth)
2Anaahat - such self-originating sound of soul heard by the yogis or mystics.
3Abir and Gulal – White and red colored powder sprinkled during Holi festivities
4Phag – Joyful songs sung on the advent of Spring Season.