This poem is from page 80-81 of the book of poetry “Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live By” by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Khalsa Yogiji, published in 1987.

Thinking and thinking
The world is dying.
You can’t know anything by thinking.

Between one action and the next
There is just a tiny gap.
Who can you trust?

By living the Dharmic life
We move the world along.

Whoever the True King blesses
Becomes the King of kings.


Explanation of this poem by Guruka Singh Khalsa

(As it appears on page 258 of the book Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live By)

As with the other Rubaee in this collection, this poem has no title in its original Gurmukhi version.

The opening line echos a line from the very first verse of the Japji Sahib of Guru Nanak where he says that by thinking and thinking you can never know God (Sochee soch na hovee, je sochee lak var), and the final line of this poem also echos a line from the 25th verse of Japji Sahib where Guru Nanak says that the one whose heart God has blessed to sing His praises becomes the King of all kings (]isno bakshe siphat salaah, Nanak paatashaahee paatshaah).

Here is the poem in Gurmukhi:


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