Turn around and listen
To the great resonance of Shabd,
O surat, beloved of your Master!
Why carry heavy burdens on your head
When your stay on earth is so short-lived?
The Master pleads with you again and again
To develop love for the melody of Shabd.
Nam alone is pure, all else is bitterness, poison;
make Nam the sustenance of your life.
I have revealed a unique method
which no scripture can teach.
Listen to me, stop being apathetic –
wake up, pay attention.
Uproot and destroy lust and other passions,
then wash yourself clean
in the refreshing stream of Shabd.
When you conquer your mind and maya,
both Kal and karma will also be ousted.
Then the soul will be in command –
free to ride to the palace of the perfect Master.
Soami Ji, Sar Bachan Poetry