Shiv Dayal Singh: Joining your consciousness to Naam

Is there anybody out there
Ready to join their consciousness to Naam?

This body and wealth of yours –
They’re of no use, my friend:
You’ll end up losing your fight with Death.

Now is the time –
What a beautiful opportunity!
Become cool. Escape the great heat. Forever.

Do simran, repeating the names.
Do séva of the master: serve him, within.
Keep your mind away from lust.

Try your best to keep control
Over your mind and senses –
Drink your fill from the master’s cup!

If you can settle within, you’ll reach
Your goal, your destination –
And you’ll be released from the domain of mind.

Give time to bhajan, to hearing the inner sound.
Give up all this laziness.
How else do you expect to leave Kal’s village!

Go on begging the master –
Every moment, keep going with that inner prayer:
He’s the one who will help you escape from the body cage.

There’s no other way that works as well as this –
Immerse yourself in repeating the name
From morning to night.

With love and attention
Spend time in the company of devotees.
People immersed in the world? Avoid them!

Radha Soami has spoken for you to hear.
Now attach yourself, my friend,
To Satnaam, the true Name.

“joRo ri ko’i surat naam sé”
Saar Bachan
English translation by Anthea Guinness, 26/4/13


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One comment on “Shiv Dayal Singh: Joining your consciousness to Naam

  1. Pauline says:

    It’s every bit as powerful as I remember. Thank you.

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