ਬੇਮੁਖ ਕਿੱਕੂੰ ਸਾਧੀਦਾ ਹੈ
How the apostate could be set right

ਜਿਉ ਕਰਿ ਖੂਹਹੁ ਨਿਕਲੈ ਗਲਿ ਬਧੇ ਪਾਣੀ।
The water is drawn out of well only when the pitcher is tied from the neck (with rope).

ਜਿਉ ਮਣਿ ਕਾਲੇ ਸਪ ਸਿਰਿ ਹਸਿ ਦੇਇ ਨ ਜਾਣੀ।
The cobra does not happily give away the jewel in the head (it is taken only after it is killed).

ਜਾਣ ਕਥੂਰੀ ਮਿਰਗ ਤਨਿ ਮਰਿ ਮੁਕੈ ਆਣੀ
The deer also gives musk only after its death.

ਤੇਲ ਤਿਲਹੁ ਕਿਉ ਨਿਕਲੈ ਵਿਣੁ ਪੀੜੇ ਘਾਣੀ।
Why would oil leave the sesame seed, without being crushed and extracted?

ਜਿਉ ਮੁਹੁ ਭੰਨੇ ਗਰੀ ਦੇ ਨਲੀਏਰੁ ਨਿਸਾਣੀ।
The kernel of coconut can be reached until its mouth is broken.

ਬੇਮੁਖ ਲੋਹਾ ਸਾਧੀਐ ਵਗਦੀ ਵਾਦਾਣੀ ॥੧੩
The apostate is (only) taught a lesson when iron is given the desired shape (sword) with the strokes of hammer.

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