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Gurbani Raag: Tilang
Favoured by Muslims, this raga occurs in the Ragmala as a ragini of Hindol. Today, it belongs to the Khamaj thata. Tilarig was used by Guru Nanak (6 hymns), Guru Ram Das (3), Guru Arjan (5), Guru Tegh Bahadur (3), Kabir (1) and Namdev (2) for a total of 20 hymns. Tilang is performed at night and has a calm and pleasing mood. In the texts composed for this raga, the question is asked why man should cling to all the evils of this life when Guru Nanak has shown the wav to true happiness and fulfilment.
Aroh : Sa Ga Ma Pa Ni Sa :
Avroh : Sa Ni Pa Ma Ga Sa
Vadi : Ga
Samvadi : Ni
iql?g mhlw 9 kwPI (726-14)
tilang mehlaa 9 kaafee
Tilang, Ninth Mehl, Kaafee:
<> siqgur pRswid ] (726-15)
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
cyqnw hY qau cyq lY inis idin mY pRwnI ] (726-15, iql?g, mÚ 9)
chaytnaa hai ta-o chayt lai nis din mai paraanee.
If you are conscious, then be conscious of Him night and day, O mortal.
iCnu iCnu AauD ibhwqu hY PUtY Gt ijau pwnI ]1] rhwau ] (726-15, iql?g, mÚ 9)
chhin chhin a-oDh bihaat hai footai ghat ji-o paanee. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Each and every moment, your life is passing away, like water from a cracked
hir gun kwih n gwvhI mUrK AigAwnw ] (726-16, iql?g, mÚ 9)
har gun kaahi na gaavhee moorakh agi-aanaa.
Why do you not sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, you ignorant fool?
JUTY lwlic lwig kY nih mrnu pCwnw ]1] (726-16, iql?g, mÚ 9)
jhoothai laalach laag kai neh maran pachhaanaa. ||1||
You are attached to false greed, and you do not even consider death. ||1||
AjhU kCu ibgirE nhI jo pRB gun gwvY ] (726-17, iql?g, mÚ 9)
ajhoo kachh bigri-o nahee jo parabh gun gaavai.
Even now, no harm has been done, if you will only sing God's Praises.
khu nwnk iqh Bjn qy inrBY pdu pwvY ]2]1] (726-17, iql?g, mÚ 9)
kaho naanak tih bhajan tay nirbhai pad paavai. ||2||1||
Says Nanak, by meditating and vibrating upon Him, you shall obtain the state
of fearlessness. ||2|