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added May 2001

Swimming Lessons

The sun was out, my mind was dark, the heat was getting strong
Dazed and confused, I sat outside, knowing something was wrong

I was sitting outside of the pool, never aware that it was there.
Then I saw it, and I jumped in; without a thought - without a care.

Suddenly I began to drown, and upon my wrist I felt a hand.
It was the Guru guiding me, and from then on I swam.

At this point I was just learning, not nearly able to swim
But as my Guru swam alongside, I found support in Him

Suddenly Maya came along, and took over my mind
As Maya pulled, I began to cry, and somehow got left behind

Then from nowhere Waheguru came, and She shined within my soul
Finally Maya let me go, and finally I felt whole.

O Sikhs, this is the time, to overcome the world ocean's tide
Using sat-Naam as your Vessel, and sat-Guru as your guide.

 

Ades Tise Ades

I salute you. I humbly salute you.

The Primal One, the Pure Light, without beginning, without an end.
Ages to Ages, and Ages more, There has been and will always be One.

Like a fish, without water, I would die without you.

Like a child, without mother, I just cry withoutyou.

Like Earth, around the sun, my life revolves around you.

You are the light that shines within me, O, when will I have found you!?

Those that live in darkness cry, and live just to denounce you.

What decree, what name is there, with which I could pronounce you?

I search and learn and love and live, and I could never doubt you.

Like a fish, without water, I would die without you.

Yes, live life, but why without YOU?

I salute you. I humbly salute you.

The Primal One, the Pure Light, without beginning, without an end.
Ages to Ages, and Ages more, There has been and will always be One.

 

 

 

submitted by volunteers of West Coast Sikh Youth Alliance ( www.wcsya.org ) 

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