Eat, sleep & talk little

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This article is part of the series on the "Message of Gurbani"

Gurbani on eat, sleep and talk little:


ਹਾਟ੝ ਪਟਣ੝ ਘਰ੝ ਗ੝ਰੂ ਦਿਖਾਇਆ ਸਹਜੇ ਸਚ੝ ਵਾਪਾਰੋ ॥ ਖੰਡਿਤ ਨਿਦ੝ਰਾ ਅਲਪ ਅਹਾਰੰ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਤ੝ ਬੀਚਾਰੋ ॥੮॥
Hĝt pataṇ gẖar gurū ḝikẖĝ▫i▫ĝ sėhje sacẖ vĝpĝro. Kẖandiṯ niḝrĝ alap ahĝraʼn Nĝnak ṯaṯ bīcẖĝro. ((8))
The Guru has revealed the stores and the city within the home of my own heart, where I intuitively carry on the true trade.
Sleep little, and eat little; O Nanak, this is the essence of wisdom". ((8))


ਰੈਣਿ ਗਵਾਈ ਸੋਇ ਕੈ ਦਿਵਸ੝ ਗਵਾਇਆ ਖਾਇ ॥ ਹੀਰੇ ਜੈਸਾ ਜਨਮ੝ ਹੈ ਕਉਡੀ ਬਦਲੇ ਜਾਇ ॥੧॥
Raiṇ gavĝ▫ī so▫e kai ḝivas gavĝ▫i▫ĝ kẖĝ▫e. Hīre jaisĝ janam hai ka▫udī baḝle jĝ▫e. ((1))
The nights are wasted sleeping, and the days are wasted eating.

Human life is such a precious jewel, but it is being lost in exchange for a mere shell. ((1))


ਨਾਨਕ ਆਝ ਸੇ ਪਰਵਾਣ੝ ਹੈ ਜਿਨ ਹਰਿ ਵ੝ਠਾ ਚਿਤਿ ॥ ਗਾਲ੝ਹ੝ਹੀ ਅਲ ਪਲਾਲੀਆ ਕੰਮਿ ਨ ਆਵਹਿ ਮਿਤ ॥੧॥
Nĝnak ĝ▫e se parvĝṇ hai jin har vuṯẖĝ cẖiṯ. Gĝlĥī al palĝlī▫ĝ kamm na ĝvahi miṯ. ((1))
O Nanak, approved is the birth of those, within whose consciousness the Lord abides.

Useless talk and babbling is useless, my friend. ((1))