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This Shabad is by Bhagat Trilochan Ji in Raag Gujri on Pannaa 526

goojaree ||
a(n)th kaal jo lashhamee simarai aisee chi(n)thaa mehi jae marai ||
sarap jon val val aoutharai ||1||
aree baaee gobidh naam math beesarai || rehaao ||
a(n)th kaal jo eisathree simarai aisee chi(n)thaa mehi jae marai ||
baesavaa jon val val aoutharai ||2||
a(n)th kaal jo larrikae simarai aisee chi(n)thaa mehi jae marai ||
sookar jon val val aoutharai ||3||
a(n)th kaal jo ma(n)dhar simarai aisee chi(n)thaa mehi jae marai ||
praeth jon val val aoutharai ||4||
a(n)th kaal naaraaein simarai aisee chi(n)thaa mehi jae marai ||
badhath thilochan thae nar mukathaa peetha(n)bar vaa kae ridhai basai ||5||2||


Goojaree:
At the very last moment, one who thinks of wealth, and dies in such thoughts,
shall be reincarnated over and over again, in the form of serpents. ||1||
O sister, do not forget the Name of the Lord of the Universe. ||Pause||
At the very last moment, he who thinks of women, and dies in such thoughts,
shall be reincarnated over and over again as a prostitute. ||2||
At the very last moment, one who thinks of his children, and dies in such thoughts,
shall be reincarnated over and over again as a pig. ||3||
At the very last moment, one who thinks of mansions, and dies in such thoughts,
shall be reincarnated over and over again as a goblin. ||4||
At the very last moment, one who thinks of the Lord, and dies in such thoughts,
says Trilochan, that man shall be liberated; the Lord shall abide in his heart. ||5||2||


 

Comments:

The Last Thoughts Before Death...
By Manvir Singh on Monday, November 01, 2004 (CST)

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

 

Guru Pyaree'o, what determines our last thoughts before death?

 

Could we lead lives with our mind focus and attatched to wealth, our family or possessions then at the last moment before death could we remember Waheguru, Dear God?

 

Whatever we think of day and night, is what we will think of when we feel pain.

Whatever our mind focuses its attention on for the majority of the time, is what we will remember today, tomorrow and the day after.

Whatever we remember, recite and call upon all our life is what we will remember, recite and call upon on the last seconds of our life.

 

Hence Guru Jee instructs us:
"Ootat Betat Sovat Jaagat, Eho Man Tudhai Chitaarai... Standing, sitting, sleeping and waking up, may my mind remain attatched and remember You (O Waheguru)" (Ang 820, SGGS)

 

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