chhay lalit, kala chhe shilp,
chha sangeet - sur, taal, raag,
chha vastun, Kala chhe vanavun,
chha kavita - pad, chhand, suha,
chhe harsh, kala chhe anand,
chhe mohini, yatch, lol, anuraag.
is beauty personified, beauty carved in stone,
betokens music - sur taal and raga,
is like a pithy ditty sung in chorus,
is poetry - a couplet, a stanza, a melody,
is a state of ecstasy and eternal peace,
is charm, allurement, love and longing.
chhe ne manushas chhoniravaan,
chhu ne manushas handeravaan,
chhu amaa yi varga valaan,
chhu andri-andri sanderavaan.
does not detract from a man's life-span,
does temperament make him stale,
the death of near ones dashes him down,
hidden malady hollowing his interior.
chhu nishchay, veshwass chha shraddha,
chhu saahas, partet te aashaa,
chhu saadhan, anaan sedhi, saphalta,
chhu swyambhu, aatme gyaanich pratim.
is firm resolve, trust and faith,
is courage, belief and hope,
is a vehicle for achieving success,
is self-existence, an ideal for realization.
prath chhu maazas laha kharaan,
prath chhu karaan adijen soor,
vanun chhu be-sur, grinah gaaraan,
gaalaan ye pholevun noor.
stroke of the whip raises wales on the flesh,
the blow of the tongue pounds the very bones,
words are discordant and breed hatred,
eclipsing the brilliant light of love.
diyi pazich hakh, suy chhu mujaahid,
chhu khodaaai, kyazi khodaai chhu waahid.
chhene raavan, neki chha poz imaan,
myon deen mazhab, ath chhum khoda shaahid.
who raises the voice of truth is a crusader,
is God because God is one.
kind deed never goes waste, kindness is true
is my religion and God bears testimony to
man chhu akh sundar baagh,
sag gandus tse pai,
vetsaar chhu akh sundar byol,
ye butaraech to karus lai:
shabd chhu akh sundar posh,
paraazyat shathras, anaan kathi vizai:
chhe akh sundar phal,
Sethaa myuth, sethaa pooth, bina samshai.
heart is like a delightful garden,
it fully and keep it duly fenced:
thought is like a beautiful seed,
it and, surely, raise a bumper crop.
word is like a charming flower,
disarms enemies and ensures success:
is like a delectable fruit,
and very delicious, indeed.
chha akh samai, akh avsar te akh kaal,
chhu heachun te heachit vartaavun, ama kathin
chhe tsu-vot, du-tsyot te suma-soth,
Yohuy parzanaavun, parkhaavun, ratun, traavun
is time - anage full of opportunities,
imbibe good and to do good is difficult task,
is a crossroads, a deceptive path, an
identify, test, accept or reject these is
anubhav chhu divaan diva gyaan,
aatma gyaanik chhi saari anugraagi:
gyaan chhu mukhti hund nishaan,
aastan yogi, bhogi, raagi yaa tyaagi.
results in recognition of God,
is why the wise strive to know themselves:
is the symbol of salvation for all,
it a Yogi, sensualist, lover or anchorite.
chhu vonamut har kanh chhu anzaan,
na nipun, saariney na pahchaan,
chhu zyooth, prasang chhi anek,
kaansi sankooch, be-had chhu kreshaan.
wise have said that everybody is ignorant,
are not experts, all are not seers,
agenda is quite long, topics are numerous,
suffer from constraints but they long to
naav swarun, su manas darun,
zevi parun, gayi saez sumran,
Gwar dhaarun, tas nishi anubhav yaarun,
Ishwar mangal - amar, ajar, sanatan.
God, enshrining Him in the heart,
reciting His name is the unaffected rosary:
guru is necessary for gaining spiritual bliss,
is immortal, imperishable and timeless.
aasi te asi prakash meli
tsyat asi te vopdi yehsaas,
kath chham hanga te manga,
pachh kaensi diya su veshwas.
if we are lettered can we attain knowledge,
by delving deep can we realise our duty:
should we take recourse to oaths for nothing?
we put faith in someone, he will not fail us.
chhu aasan setha chok papna bronth,
chhu baasaan neshphal zapna bronth;
chhu karaan gaangal kehn dapna bronth,
chhu rozaan nam-tal gaatul sapna bronth
is quite bitter before it ripens,
seems ineffective before it is recited;
child poses problems before it learns to
fool remains subjugated until he grows wise.