Koi Bole Ram Ram, Koi Khudaaye
Koi Sevai Gusaiyan, Koi Allahe
Kirpaa Dhaar RaheemKoi Nahavai Teerath, Koi Hajj Jaaye
Koi Karaiy Pooja, Koi Sir Nivaaye
Koi Padhe Ved Koi Kateb.
Koi Odhai Neel Koi Supaid
Koi Kahe Turq Koi Kahe Hindu.
Koi Baachhai Bhist, Koi Surgindu
Kaho Naanak Jin Hukam Pachhaata.
Prabh Sahib Ka Tin Bhed Jaata.
One of the spiritual gems of Guru Arjan Devji, that portrays the essence of all religions: “Koi bole Ram, Ram; koi khudae….”
Here is the English translation of the shabad:
Some call the Lord ‘Ram, Ram’, and some ‘Khuda’.
Some serve Him as ‘Gusain’, others as ‘Allah’.
He is the Cause of causes, and Generous.
He showers His Grace and Mercy upon us.
Some pilgrims bathe at sacred shrines, others go on Hajj to Mecca. Some do devotional worship, whilst others bow their heads in prayer.
Some read the Vedas, and some the Koran. Some wear blue robes, and some wear white.
Some call themselves Muslim, and some call themselves Hindu. Some yearn for paradise, and others long for heaven.
Nanak says one who realizes the Hukam of God’s Will knows the secrets of his Lord Master”.
-by Promod Puri