chhod chhod ray paakhandee man kapat na keejai

rwmklI Gru 2 ] (973-10)
raamkalee ghar 2.
Raamkalee, Second House:


bwnwrsI qpu krY aulit qIrQ mrY Agin dhY kwieAw klpu kIjY ]
banaarsee tap karai ulat tirath marai agan dahai kaa-i-aa kalap keejai.
Someone may practice austerities at Benares, or die upside-down at a sacred shrine ofpilgrimage, or burn his body in fire, or rejuvenate his body to life almost forever;

AsumyD jgu kIjY sonw grB dwnu dIjY rwm nwm sir qaU n pUjY ]1]
asumayDh jag keejai sonaa garabh daan deejai raam naam sar ta-oo na poojai. ||1||
he may perform the horse-sacrifice ceremony, or give donations of gold covered over, but none of these is equal to the worship of the Lord's Name. ||1||

Coif Coif ry pwKMfI mn kptu n kIjY ]
chhod chhod ray paakhandee man kapat na keejai.
O hypocrite, renounce and abandon your hypocrisy; do not practice deception.

hir kw nwmu inq inqih lIjY ]1] rhwau ]
har kaa naam nit niteh leejai. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Constantly, continually, chant the Name of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

gMgw jau godwvir jweIAY kuMiB jau kydwr [email protected] gomqI shs gaU dwnu kIjY ]
gangaa ja-o godaavar jaa-ee-ai kumbh ja-o kaydaar nHaa-ee-ai gomtee sahas ga-oo daan keejai.
Someone may go to the Ganges or the Godaavari, or to the Kumbha festival, or bathe at Kaydaar Naat'h, or make donations of thousands of cows at Gomti;

koit jau qIrQ krY qnu jau ihvwly gwrY rwm nwm sir qaU n pUjY ]2]
kot ja-o tirath karai tan ja-o hivaalay gaarai raam naam sar ta-oo na poojai. ||2||
he may make millions of pilgrimages to sacred shrines, or freeze his body in the Himalayas; still, none of these is equal to the worship of the Lord's Name. ||2||

Asu dwn gj dwn ishjw nwrI BUim dwn AYso dwnu inq inqih kIjY ]
as daan gaj daan sihjaa naaree bhoom daan aiso daan nit niteh keejai.
Someone may give away horses and elephants, or women on their beds, or land; he may give such gifts over and over again.

Awqm jau inrmwielu kIjY Awp brwbir kMcnu dIjY rwm nwm sir qaU n pUjY ]3]
aatam ja-o nirmaa-il keejai aap baraabar kanchan deejai raam naam sar ta-oo na poojai. ||3||
He may purify his soul, and give away in charity his body weight in gold; none of these is equal to the worship of the Lord's Name. ||3||

mnih n kIjY rosu jmih n dIjY dosu inrml inrbwx pdu [email protected] lIjY ]
maneh na keejai ros jameh na deejai dos nirmal nirbaan pad cheeneh leejai.
Do not harbor anger in your mind, or blame the Messenger of Death; instead, realize the immaculate state of Nirvaanaa.

jsrQ rwie nÁdu rwjw myrw rwm cMdu pRxvY nwmw qqu rsu AMimRqu pIjY ]4]4]
jasrath raa-ay nand raajaa mayraa raam chand paranvai naamaa tat ras amrit peejai. ||4||4||
My Sovereign Lord King is Raam Chandra, the Son of the King Dasrat'h; prays Naam Dayv, I drink in the Ambrosial Nectar. ||4||4||