Mantra: Ko Banjaro Raam Ko
Ghat avighat dhugar ghana ik nirgun bail hamaar
Ramie sio ik benti meri punji raakh muraar
Ko banjaro raam ko mera tanda ladia jae re (rahao)
Hao banjaro raam kao sahaj karo byapaar
Mai raam naam dhan laadia bikh laadi sansaar
Urvaar par ke daania likh leho aal pataal
Mohe jam dand na laagi tajile sarab janjaal
Jaisa rang kusumbh ka taisa ih sansaar
Mere ramie majith ka kaho ravidas chamar
The path to God is very treacherous and mountainous, and all I have is this worthless ox.,
I offer this one prayer to the Lord, to preserve my capital.
Is there any merchant of the Lord to join me? My cargo is loaded, and now I am leaving. (1)|Pause|
I am the merchant of the Lord; I deal in spiritual wisdom.
I have loaded the Wealth of the Lord's Name; the world has loaded poison. (2)
O you who know this world and the world beyond: write whatever nonsense you please about me.
The club of the Messenger of Death shall not strike me, since I have cast off all entanglements. (3)
Love of this world is like the pale, temporary color of the safflower.
The color of my Lord's Love, however, is permanent, like the dye of the madder plant. So says Ravi Daas, the tanner.
Translation courtesy of www.srigranth.org
Siri Guru Granth Sahib
Bhagat Ravidas Ji
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