Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ang: 1254
Sung in Raag Des Ki Malhar
Commentary on this Shabad by Rana Inderjit Singh
Shabad Interpretation in English:
O mortal, meditate on the One Lord. You shall go to your true home with honour. Amidst eating, drinking, laughing and sleeping, one forget death. Forgetting his Lord and Master, the mortal is ruined, and his life is cursed and worthless. Those who serve You what can they give You? They cannot remain without asking from you for things that are transitory. Thou are the Giver for all the beings, thou are the life within all beings. The God-conscious beings who remember God receive the nectar and they alone become pure. Day and night contemplate thou the Lord’s name, O mortal. Through it the filthy are rendered immaculate. As is the season, so is the comfort of the body and the body too becomes like that. Nanak, beauteous is the season, in which the Lord’s name is meditated upon. No season is of any worth without the Lord’s Name!