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143.) Relationship advice

Page 143- Majh Mahalla 1- ਕੈਹਾ ਕੰਚਨੁ ਤੁਟੈ ਸਾਰੁ ॥ When pieces of bronze or gold or iron break, ਅਗਨੀ ਗੰਢੁ ਪਾਏ ਲੋਹਾਰੁ ॥ The metal-smith welds them together again in the fire, and the bond is established. ਗੋਰੀ ਸੇਤੀ ਤੁਟੈ ਭਤਾਰੁ ॥ If a husband leaves his wife, ਪੁਤੀ ਗੰਢੁ ਪਵੈ ਸੰਸਾਰਿ ॥ Their children may bring them back together in the world, and the bond is established. ਰਾਜਾ ਮੰਗੈ ਦਿਤੈ ਗੰਢੁ ਪਾਇ ॥ When the king makes a demand, and it is met, the bond is established. ਭੁਖਿਆ ਗੰਢੁ ਪਵੈ ਜਾ ਖਾਇ ॥ When the hungry man eats, he is satisfied, and the bond is established. ਕਾਲਾ ਗੰਢੁ ਨਦੀਆ ਮੀਹ ਝੋਲ ॥ In the famine, the rain fills the streams to overflowing, and the bond is established. ਗੰਢੁ ਪਰੀਤੀ ਮਿਠੇ ਬੋਲ ॥ There is a bond between love and words of sweetness. ਬੇਦਾ ਗੰਢੁ ਬੋਲੇ ਸਚੁ ਕੋਇ ॥ When one speaks the Truth, a bond is established with the Holy Scriptures. ਮੁਇਆ ਗੰਢੁ ਨੇਕੀ ਸਤੁ ਹੋਇ ॥ Through goodness and truth, the dead establish a bond with the living. ਏਤੁ ਗੰਢਿ ਵਰਤੈ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ॥ Such are the bonds which prevail in the world. ਮੂਰਖ ਗੰਢੁ ਪਵੈ ਮੁਹਿ ਮਾਰ ॥ The fool establishes his bonds only when he is slapped in the face. ਨਾਨਕੁ ਆਖੈ ਏਹੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ ॥ Nanak says this after deep reflection: ਸਿਫਤੀ ਗੰਢੁ ਪਵੈ ਦਰਬਾਰਿ ॥੨॥ Through the Lord's Praise, we establish a bond with His Court. ||2||