One if the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.

Oprah Winfrey

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You will never truly understand something until it actually happens to you.

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mangal sri guru gobind singh


dhan guru gobind singh.
this is one of the most moving pieces of literature I have ever come across..this kabit by mahakavi santokh singh on the 10th guru really shows the kind of love sikhs have for their guru. the poem describes maharaj’s physical appearance in such an enchanting way, the english translation doesn’t do it justice at all, for some of the braj motifs and metaphors just fail to translate over…

ਕਟਿ ਸੋਂ ਪਟ ਤੇਗ ਨਿਖੰਗ ਕਸੇ,
ਮੁਖ ਮੰਦ ਹਸੇ ਚਮਕੇ ਕਿ ਛਟਾਹੀ॥
ਮੁਕਤਾ ਗਰਿ ਮਾਲ ਬਿਸਾਲ ਬਨੀ
ਸ੍ਰਮ ਆਨਨ ਸ਼ਿਆਮ ਭਲੀ ਉਪਮਾਹੀ॥
ਹਿਤ ਸੋਂ ਤਮ ਸੋਮ ਕੇ ਪਾਸ ਬਸਿਉ
ਮੁਖ ਪੰਕਜ ਪੈ ਮਧੁ ਪੁੰਜ ਸੁਹਾਹੀ॥
ਅਬ ਆਨ ਕੀ ਆਸ ਨਿਰਾਸ ਭਈ
ਕਲਗੀਧਰ ਬਾਸ ਕੀਉ ਮਨ ਮਾਂਹੀ॥
– ਕ੍ਰਿਤ: ਭਾਈ ਸੰਤੋਖ ਸਿੰਘ, ਸ੍ਰੀ ਸੂਰਜ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ

with a sheath tied to his waist,
he wears a smile as bright as lightening.
he wears a necklace of pearls,
the dark of his beard is beyond comparison; it rests on his face as if a group of bees are gathered on a lotus, or as if darkness has gathered around the moon.
when such a guru has made his abode in my heart, who else can I long for?
– bhai santokh singh, sri suraj prakash granth