Laughing towards Death   A powerfully optimistic verse by Guru Gobind Singh in Praise of the Divine as the ultimate reality - Death. ਜੋ ਕਹੂੰ ਕਾਲ ਤੇ ਭਾਜ ਕੇ ਬਾਚੀਅਤ ਤੋ ਕਿਹ ਕੁੰਟ ਕਹੋ ਭਜਿ ਜਈਐ ॥**   If one wants to run away to escape death, tell me, what direction would one go running? ਆਗੇ ਹੂੰ ਕਾਲ ਧਰੇ ਅਸਿ ਗਾਜਤ  ਛਾਜਤ ਹੈ ਜਿਹ ਤੇ ਨਸਿ ਅਈਐ ॥**   Death's sword will clash beautifully in front of them, in any direction they try to run! ਐਸੋ ਨ ਕੈ ਗਯੋ ਕੋਈ ਸੁ ਦਾਵ ਰੇ  ਜਾਹਿ ਉਪਾਵ ਸੋ ਘਾਵ ਬਚਈਐ ॥**   No one has ever been able to convey a method, which would save oneself from this attack! ਜਾ ਤੇ ਨ ਛੂਟੀਐ ਮੂੜ ਕਹੂੰ  ਹਸਿ ਤਾ ਕੀ ਨ ਕਿਉ ਸਰਣਾਗਤਿ ਜਈਯੈ ॥੯੬॥**   Oh idiot, if no one has escaped Death, why would you not go laughing into Its sanctuary?  Bachittar Natak *The Wonderous Drama*, Guru Gobind Singh Ji  [[Dasam Guru Granth Sahib/Dasam]]: 46