What is the meaning of bear fruit and flower ?

asked 2019-08-31 09:05:23 -0500

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updated 2019-09-03 10:03:24 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰੂ ਨ ਚੇਤਨੀ ਮਨਿ ਆਪਣੈ ਸੁਚੇਤ ॥

O Nanak, those who do not think of the Guru, and who think of themselves as clever,

ਛੁਟੇ ਤਿਲ ਬੂਆੜ ਜਿਉ ਸੁੰਞੇ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਖੇਤ ॥

Shall be left abandoned in the field, like the scattered sesame.

ਖੇਤੈ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਛੁਟਿਆ ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਉ ਨਾਹ ॥

They are abandoned in the field, says Nanak, and they have a hundred masters to please.

ਫਲੀਅਹਿ ਫੁਲੀਅਹਿ ਬਪੁੜੇ ਭੀ ਤਨ ਵਿਚਿ ਸੁਆਹ ॥੩॥

The wretches bear fruit and flower, but within their bodies, they are filled with ashes. ||3||

Does Guru Nanak Dev ji mean by last line that people who are atheists are successful in life but are unhappy on the inside as opposite to people who remember God are unsuccessful in life but happy on the inside ?

As he later says

jinH pat andar baahar gudarh tay bhalay sansaar.

Those who have silk on the inside and rags on the outside, are the good ones in this world.

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