Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunday for Easter and Monday for Baisakhi

They are about Resurrection.. this is the season of Resurrection.. the trees get their leaves anew, the air is pregnant with summer..


This is the story of Easter.

And this is the story of Baisakhi.


ਦੇਹ ਸਿਵਾ ਬਰੁ ਮੋਹਿ ਇਹੈ ਸੁਭ ਕਰਮਨ ਤੇ ਕਬਹੂੰ ਨ ਟਰੋਂ ॥

ਨ ਡਰੋਂ ਅਰਿ ਸੋ ਜਬ ਜਾਇ ਲਰੋਂ ਨਿਸਚੈ ਕਰਿ ਅਪੁਨੀ ਜੀਤ ਕਰੋਂ ॥

ਅਰੁ ਸਿਖ ਹੋਂ ਆਪਨੇ ਹੀ ਮਨ ਕੌ ਇਹ ਲਾਲਚ ਹਉ ਗੁਨ ਤਉ ਉਚਰੋਂ ॥

ਜਬ ਆਵ ਕੀ ਅਉਧ ਨਿਦਾਨ ਬਨੈ ਅਤਿ ਹੀ ਰਨ ਮੈ ਤਬ ਜੂਝ ਮਰੋਂ ॥੨੩੧॥

देह शिवा बर मोहे ईहे, शुभ कर्मन से कभुं न टरूं

न डरौं अरि सौं जब जाय लड़ौं, निश्चय कर अपनी जीत करौं,

अरु सिख हों आपने ही मन कौ इह लालच हउ गुन तउ उचरों,

जब आव की अउध निदान बनै अति ही रन मै तब जूझ मरों ॥२३१॥


Translation: O Lord grant me this boon, that I may never avoid doing a good deed.Never shall I fear the enemy when I go into the battlefield and always ensure my victory .That I may teach myself this greed alone, to learn only Thy praises.And when the last days of my life come, I may die in the might of the battlefield.

Happy Baisakhi...

15 comments:

D said...

I'm really selfish. All I can think of when you say resurrection are the holidays on these days :D That's resurrection for me ;)

BK Chowla said...

O lord please give me also the strength so I also do at least one good deed every day.

Mayz said...

does kickin ur boss count as a good deed??

mathew said...

Happy Baisakhi to you!!:)

Ordinary Guy said...

and Happy vishu as well!!! part from the other festivals!!!

Think Tank said...

and to u ..i luv this festival ..used 2 go to my frnds house and gobble up lots up super delicious punjabi fare

adi said...

i feel everybody should be given a chance to resurrect him or her self. and i feel these words mingling with something very essential within, "nishchay kar apni jeet karon". all that life is. nothing else matters.

How do we know said...

Hi D: LOL!! Sure enough, holidays ARE resurrection.

Hi Mr. Chowla: Amen!

hi mayz: Yes it does..

Hi Mathew: To u too! And all the other festivals that fall on these 2 days..

Hi Ajit: Yes, apart from the many that fall around this time..

Hi Farah: ha ha ha.. i remember the mela best..

Hi adi: Hmm.. someone's very contemplative... :-)

D writer said...

happy baisakhi...happy bihu

kj said...

i'm enjoying doing good deeds these days. i just wish i would stop ever feeling sorry for myself!

love
kj

Indian Homemaker said...

Easter, Baisakhi, Vishu .... wish you all :)

I would like this greed,
'That I may teach myself this greed alone, to learn only ...' Only to learn :)

oo7 said...

i want to die fighting too...
fighting my fears all the way .

EXSENO said...

I'm sorry I missed you holiday. But I wish you now a belated
Happy Baisakhi...

The Phosgene Kid said...

Happy Baisakhi to you!

Mampi said...

what a beautiful coincidence it was to have these two festivals together.