Sunta Hai Guru Gyani [Bhajan]


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SUNTA HAI GURU GYANI
Lyrics by Kabir
Performed by Kumar Gandharva

Aa... aa...
Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani
Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani
Sunta hai, hai, sunta hai, sunta hai, sunta hai, hai, hai
Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani
Gagan me awaaz ho rahi hai jheeni, jheeni, jheeni, jheeni, jheeni, jheeni
Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani
Sunta hai, hai, sunta hai, sunta hai, sunta hai

The one anointed by the Guru, hears
Soft melodious, cosmic sounds saying


Paahile aaye, aaye, aaye, paahile aaye
Naad bindu se peechhe jamaya paani, paani ho ji
Paahile aaye
Naad bindu se peechhe jamaya paani, paani ho ji
Sab ghat puran guru rahya hai
Alakh purush nirvaani ho ji, nirvaani ho ji

Your soul originated from “naad bindu” [dot of celestial music]
And here you hoard water [referring to things which by their very nature flow freely]
The whole world says repeatedly, This is how it is and must be.
While Brahma is Himself without words. [noiseless]


Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani
Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani
Gagan me awaaz ho rahi jheeni, jheeni, jheeni, jheeni, jheeni
Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani
Sunta hai, sunta hai, sunta hai, sunta hai

The one anointed by the Guru, hears
Soft melodious, cosmic sounds saying


Vahaa se aaya, vahaa se aaya pata likhaaya
Vahaa se aaya pata likhaaya
Trishna toone bujhai, bujhai
Trishna toone bujhai, bujhai
Amrut chhod chhod vishay ko dhaave
Amrut chhod chhod vishay ko dhaave
Khol de phaans phansaani ho ji, phansaani ho ji

Your soul arrived from There to an address in this world
For quenching its own thirst (desire for God)
But leaving Nectar you are drinking Poison again and again
Going in reverse, you now toss and turn in your own trap.


Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani
Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani
Sunta hai, sunta hai, sunta hai,
Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani

The one anointed by the Guru, hears
Soft melodious, cosmic sounds saying


Gagan mandal mein, mandal mein
Gagan mandal mein gau biyaanii
Gagan mandal mein gau biyaanii
Bhoii se dahii jamaaya, jamaaya
Bhoii se dahii jamaaya, jamaaya
Maakhan maakhan santon khaaya
Maakhan maakhan santon khaaya
Chhaachh jagat baparaanii ho ji, baparaanii ho ji

The celestial cow [of knowledge] Brahman is milked
God makes curd for benefit of everyone
Knowledgeable, wise men reach for the creamy layer
Buttermilk is what the world remains content with.


Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani
Sunta hai, sunta hai, sunta hai, sunta hai
Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani
Gagan me awaaz ho rahi hai jheeni, jheeni, jheeni, jheeni, jheeni, jheeni
Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani

The one anointed by the Guru, hears
Soft melodious, cosmic sounds saying


Bin dharti ek, ek, bin dharti ek mandal diisee
Bin dharti ek
Aa... aa...
Bin dharti ek mandal diisee
Bin dharti ek mandal diisee
Bin saruvar joo paani re
Bin saruvar joo paani re
Gagan mandal mein ho ujiyala
Gagan mandal mein ho ujiyala
Bole guru-mukh baani ho ji, mukh baani ho ji

Instead of seeing earth, see it as merely a sphere [planet]
Seeing a lake, understand it is nothing but water
Celestial sphere lights up [when one experiences this Principle]
So says the voice and words of the Guru.


Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani
Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani
Sunta hai, hai, sunta hai, sunta hai, sunta

The one anointed by the Guru, hears
Soft melodious, cosmic sounds saying


Oham, soham baaja baaje
Oham, soham baaja baaje
Trikuti dhaam suuhaanii re
Trikuti dhaam suuhaanii re
Iira, pingala, sukhaman naarii
Iira, pingala, sukhaman naarii
Iira, pingala, sukhaman naarii
Sun dhvaja phaharaani ho ji, phaharaani ho ji

Koham, Soham surround
Trikuti sacred land [relaxed inner self] is wonderful
Ida, Pingala and sukhmana energies flow freely
upon listening to devotional songs.


["Some say that when a child is born it cries, Koham-Koham which means Who am I? That is when the universe replies back, Soham. You are the same as I am."
Source]

Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani
Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani
Gagan me awaaz ho rahi hai jheeni, jheeni, jheeni, jheeni, jheeni, jheeni
Sunta hai guru gyani
Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani

The one anointed by the Guru, hears
Soft melodious, cosmic sounds saying


Kahe Kabir, Kabir
Kahe Kabir, suno bhai saadho
Kahe Kabir, suno bhai saadho
Jai agam ki baani re
Jai agam ki baani re
Din bhar re jo nazar bhar dekhe
Ajar amar ho nishani ho ji, nishani ho ji

Says Kabir, Listen O knowledgeable, wise man.
Understand the world of "Agam" which works all day long with just a single glance to look after the universe. Un-moving and eternal remains that sign.


Sunta hai guru gyani gyani, gyani, gyani, gyani
Gagan mein awaaz ho rahi hai jheeni, jheeni, jheeni, jheeni, jheeni, jheeni
Sunta hai guru gyani, gyani, gyani.

The one anointed by the Guru, hears
Soft melodious, cosmic sounds saying


Source: The lyrics and translation posted for this song were taken from the video Full Kabir Bhajan Sunta hai Guru Gyani Devanagari Lyrics English translations
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A Note From The Gull

Thank you, Kabir and Kumar Gandharva.

When I prefer silence, I find myself seeking out music like this. Part of me remains aware of what is going on in the world and even though there is no rest or silence in my unruly mind, I am compelled to remain mute. At these times, after beginning to write something, usually something snide or uppity or assuming the messianic, I find myself deferring to the persistence of the inner voice that quietly asks, "Are you writing this because you should or because you can?" And chastened, I step back into silence because the answer is, "Because I can."

If writing helped me, I would be writing as often as I could, and the same if I thought that my writing would help others. But I am aware of other writers/artists/heroes who are much better at spreading the good news and I owe them this much - that I should not carelessly and egotistically insert my nonsense at every opportunity to add to the ceaseless chatter that distracts others from clearly hearing and benefiting from their contributions, or from the deep silence which inspires and in which much good and unacknowledged work is being accomplished.

"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
Guanaguanare

14 comments:

Arjun Deshpande said...

Lovely Article!

:)

Thanks for sharing your thought. Felt I am not alone!

Guanaguanare said...

Arjun,
You are not alone. The destroyers are those things or forces that make us believe that lie. You are not alone. Thank you for visiting and commenting and proving that we have more in common than not. You are always welcome here.
Blessings

Neeta Raina said...

Excellent! Thank you for the translation.

In the beginning there was the 'Word' and the Word was 'Om'. And its sound was 'jeeni, jeeni'.......

Guanaguanare said...

Neeta,
So glad that you found it useful. I got the lyrics and translation from the video "Full Kabir Bhajan Sunta hai Guru Gyani Devanagari Lyrics English translations."

Thanks for visiting and commenting. Have a great day!
Blessings

Chandra Shekhar Balachandran said...

What a great find. Thanks to a friend who shared this with me. Thank you for the labor of love. This is a great help for me.

C S Balachandran

Guanaguanare said...

Chandra Shekhar Balachandran,
You are very welcome. I am so glad that you found it via your friend. Kabir and Kumar Gandharva - a sublime collaboration.
Thanks for visiting and for your comment. Please feel free to share any thoughts and suggestions.
Blessings

Double Dee said...

I chanced upon this while listening to Kumar Gandharva singing 'Sunta Hai...'.
Deeply appreciate your quiet and soothing thoughts. Many thanks.

Guanaguanare said...

Double Dee,
It means a lot to me that you took the time to make contact.

Sometimes silence is deceptive. Sometimes it is in profound silence that the most heated battles are being waged.

It is said that mercy and compassion alone express the fundamental nature of God but is does not come easily to most human beings and I am not excluding myself here. Maybe this is so because we have been taught to require the satisfaction of a justice that is more about revenge than restoration.

Because we all need love and are bereft without it, I think at some level most human beings can acknowledge that anything outside of mercy and compassion will result in perversion and will just reinforce existing, or initiate new vicious cycles of hurt, despair, rage, vengeance. It is difficult but without a doubt our biggest battles are within.

19 Know this, my beloved brothers:
let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;
20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

--James 1:19

Blessings to you,
Guanaguanare

Ali Habib said...

Kumar singing Kabir nirgun is out of this world!

Ali Habib said...

Humans are pure and sacred by design......distrupted by Maya.....those blessed enough to this awakening can live with the reference of our pure self.....the bindu stated by Kabir

Guanaguanare said...

Ali Habib,
Thanks so much for communicating. I have a similar reaction whenever I listen to this performance by Kumar. He is incandescent.

As for Kabir, I first encountered the intelligence of his soul in the song, "Moko Kahan Dhundhere Bande." It sent me looking for more information about him and I was so impressed with what I discovered. I have read many of his dohe and also articles about the contribution that he made to promoting the unity and equality of all mankind and especially the unity of God. Jagjit Singh sings it in "Dohe":

Kashi Kaba Ek Hai Ek Hai Ram Rahim
Kashi Kaba Ek Hai Ek Hai Ram Rahim
Maida Ek Pakwan Bahu, Maida Ek Pakwan Bahu
Baith Kabira Jeem, Baith Kabira Jeem.

There is no difference between Kashi and Mecca, Ram and Rahim.
It is like different kinds of meals prepared from the same wheat.
Once we realize God, discrimination disappears.

Hamid, thank you also for mentioning "nirguni". I looked up the word and found out that it refers to God's omniscience. Immanent and transcendent, He is beyond all attributes. He is Everywhere and Everything. I am seeing that it also describes a category of bhajans? I am guessing that these are bhajans that are about nirguni? Is there something else that distinguishes them from other bhajans?

And yes, I do agree with your belief that humans are pure and sacred by design. In our hearts we all want the awakening that will reveal the full extent of this to us because it is misery otherwise to not recognise the divinity in others and not even in ourselves. Hamid, how do we awaken?

Thanks again for reaching out.

Blessings to you,
Guanaguanare

Guanaguanare said...

Ali,
Please forgive me for getting your surname wrong and then adding insult to injury by using it as your first name!!!
In my eagerness to embrace your spirit, I was careless about other things. My apologies.
Blessings
Guanaguanare

lookinforchange said...

The 'Note from the gull', that made me feel the connect.
To reply to your question, the "Nirguni" bhajans are an ode to a formless God, a God with no attributes at all.
I like this post on it : http://www.mandarkaranjkar.com/nirguni-bhajan-sant-kabir-meaning-meaningless/
Do listen to Nirbhay Nirgun, it evokes similar feelings.
Blessings! Elle

Guanaguanare said...

Thank you, Elle, for your kind comment and blessings.
I will certainly check out the explanation at "Nirguni Bhajan by Sant Kabir- Where meaning is meaningless"

Thanks also for recommending Nirbhay Nirgun. I had already posted it but your reminder sent me to listen to it once more.

Blessings to you too!
Guanaguanare