Bhajans

નાદબ્રહ્મ પદ - ૮૦૦, રાગ - મંગલ
Nādbrahma pada 800, rāga - mangal

જીવ તું કહાંસે આયો, કહાં ચલ જાયેગો;
જીવ તું કર લે પહિચાન, મુએ પસ્તાયેગો ... ટેક
jiv tuň kahāň-se āyo, kahāň chal jāye-go
jivat tuň kar le pahi-chān, mu-e pas-tāye-go ...  repeat

સત્ય લોકસે આયો, ત્રિગુણમેં સમાય રહ્યો;
ભૂલ ગયો વો દેશ, માયામેં લપટાય રહ્યો ... ૧
satya lok-se āyo, trigun-meň samāy rahyo
bhul gayo vo desh, māyā-meň lapa-tāy rahyo ... 1

નહિ તેરો ગામ ને ઠામ, નહિ પુર પાટણ;
હૈ રે બટાવલું લોક, નહિ કોઇ આપણાં ... ૨
nahi tero gām ne thām, nahi pur pātan
hai re batā-valu lok, nahi ko-ii āpanā ... 2

કહે કબીર વિચાર, હંસા મંગલ ગાવહી;
હંસ ગયે સતલોક, બહોર નહિ આવહી ... ૩
kahe kabir vichār, haňsā maňgal gāva-hi
haňsa gaye sat-lok, bahor nahi āva-hi ... 3

YouTube Video(s):
1. Bhakta Youth - November 15, 2009
2. Tarsadi Bhajan Mandal - June 6, 2009, Bhajan Sammelan at Shree Ramkabir Mandir, Carson, CA, USA
3. Shree Ramkabir Mandir Bhajan Mandal - November 2, 2015

English Translation:
0. Whoever has known, from where does the soul come and where shall the soul go after one's death? No amount of intellectual or logical thinking can find clue to this mystifying question. O Man, recognize your Self. Should you fail to recognize your Self, you may repent at the moments of death. Let us see, what spiritually enlightened saint Kabir says in the following lines.

1. In fact, your soul was free of all vices thanks to the untainted realm of virtuous world from where you arrived in this world. But Worldly nature bound your indestructible and free soul with these three qualities. This resulted in you forgetting your origin, and allowed yourself to be enveloped by three qualities: Sattvaguna, Rajoguna and Tamoguna.

2. Your soul is so much engulfed in worldly pursuits (Rajoguna qualities), that you are lost in wondering about from one place to another in search of sublime spiritual peace. Relations are driven by avarice. Freeing your soul from these three Guna, ultimate salvation is realized on becoming a free soul - Muktatma !

3. Saint Kabir says, just think how can you get rid of the chain of Three Guna and sing spiritually with ultimate happiness? Rise yourself from within to realize the lost virtues of Righteous World - your origin, and then you would be able to rise above all worldly waves of pain and happiness!