Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation

 
 

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Shower Your Mercy upon me, God; let me be committed to devotional worship. Nanak drinks in the Ambrosial Nectar of Truth. || 4 || 28 || 35 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord of the Universe, the Support of the earth, has become Merciful; the rain is falling everywhere. He is Merciful to the meek, always Kind and Gentle; the Creator has brought cooling relief. || 1 || He cherishes all His beings and creatures, as the mother cares for her children. The Destroyer of pain, the Ocean of Peace, the Lord and Master gives sustenance to all. || 2 || The Merciful Lord is totally pervading and permeating the water and the land. I am forever devoted, a sacrifice to Him. Night and day, I always meditate on Him; in an instant, He saves all. || 3 || God Himself protects all; He drives out all sorrow and suffering. Chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the mind and body are rejuvenated. O Nanak, God has bestowed His Glance of Grace. || 4 || 29 || 36 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: Where the Naam, the Name of God the Beloved is chanted - those barren places become mansions of gold. Where the Naam, the Name of my Lord of the Universe is not chanted - those towns are like the barren wilderness. || 1 || One who meditates as he eats dry bread, sees the Blessed Lord inwardly and outwardly. Know this well, that one who eats and eats while practicing evil, is like a field of poisonous plants. || 2 || One who does not feel love for the Saints, misbehaves in the company of the wicked shaaktas, the faithless cynics; he wastes this human body, so difficult to obtain. In his ignorance, he tears up his own roots. || 3 || I seek Your Sanctuary, O my Lord, Merciful to the meek, Ocean of Peace, my Guru, Sustainer of the world. Shower Your Mercy upon Nanak, that he may sing Your Glorious Praises; please, preserve my honor. || 4 || 30 || 37 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: I cherish in my heart the Feet of my Lord and Master. All my troubles and sufferings have run away. The music of intuitive peace, poise and tranquility wells up within; I dwell in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 1 || The bonds of love with the Lord are never broken. The Lord is totally permeating and pervading inside and out. Meditating, meditating, meditating in remembrance on Him, singing His Glorious Praises, the noose of death is cut away. || 2 || The Ambrosial Nectar, the Unstruck Melody of Gurbani rains down continually; deep within my mind and body, peace and tranquility have come. Your humble servants remain satisfied and fulfilled, and the True Guru blesses them with encouragement and comfort. || 3 || We are His, and from Him, we receive our rewards. Showering His Mercy upon us, God has united us with Him. Our comings and goings have ended, and through great good fortune, O Nanak, our hopes are fulfilled. || 4 || 31 || 38 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: The rain has fallen; I have found the Transcendent Lord God. All beings and creatures dwell in peace. Suffering has been dispelled, and true happiness has dawned, as we meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || The One, to whom we belong, cherishes and nurtures us. The Supreme Lord God has become our Protector.


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My Lord and Master has heard my prayer; my efforts have been rewarded. || 2 || He is the Giver of all souls. By Guru's Grace, He blesses us with His Glance of Grace. The beings in the water, on the land and in the sky are all satisfied; I wash the Feet of the Holy. || 3 || He is the Fulfiller of the desires of the mind. Forever and ever, I am a sacrifice to Him. O Nanak, the Destroyer of pain has given this Gift; I am imbued with the Love of the Delightful Lord. || 4 || 32 || 39 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: Mind and body are Yours; all wealth is Yours. You are my God, my Lord and Master. Body and soul and all riches are Yours. Yours is the Power, O Lord of the World. || 1 || Forever and ever, You are the Giver of Peace. I bow down and fall at Your Feet. I act as it pleases You, as You cause me to act, Kind and Compassionate Dear Lord. || 2 || O God, from You I receive; You are my decoration. Whatever You give me, brings me happiness. Wherever You keep me, is heaven. You are the Cherisher of all. || 3 || Meditating, meditating in remembrance, Nanak has found peace. Twenty-four hours a day, I sing Your Glorious Praises. All my hopes and desires are fulfilled; I shall never again suffer sorrow. || 4 || 33 || 40 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: The Supreme Lord God has unleashed the rain clouds. Over the sea and over the land - over all the earth's surface, in all directions, He has brought the rain. Peace has come, and the thirst of all has been quenched; there is joy and ecstasy everywhere. || 1 || He is the Giver of Peace, the Destroyer of pain. He gives and forgives all beings. He Himself nurtures and cherishes His Creation. I fall at His Feet and surrender to Him. || 2 || Seeking His Sanctuary, salvation is obtained. With each and every breath, I meditate on the Lord's Name. Without Him, there is no other Lord and Master. All places belong to Him. || 3 || Yours is the Honor, God, and Yours is the Power. You are the True Lord and Master, the Ocean of Excellence. Servant Nanak utters this prayer: may I meditate on You twenty-four hours a day. || 4 || 34 || 41 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: All happiness comes, when God is pleased. The Feet of the Perfect Guru dwell in my mind. I am intuitively absorbed in the state of Samaadhi deep within. God alone knows this sweet pleasure. || 1 || My Lord and Master is Inaccessible and Unfathomable. Deep within each and every heart, He dwells near and close at hand. He is always detached; He is the Giver of souls. How rare is that person who understands his own self. || 2 || This is the sign of union with God: in the mind, the Command of the True Lord is recognized. Intuitive peace and poise, contentment, enduring satisfaction and bliss come through the Pleasure of the Master's Will. || 3 || God, the Great Giver, has given me His Hand. He has erased all the sickness of birth and death. O Nanak, those whom God has made His slaves, rejoice in the pleasure of singing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. ||


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4 || 35 || 42 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: The Life of the World, the Sustainer of the Earth, has showered His Mercy; the Guru's Feet have come to dwell within my mind. The Creator has made me His Own. He has destroyed the city of sorrow. || 1 || The True One abides within my mind and body; no place seems difficult to me now. All the evil-doers and enemies have now become my friends. I long only for my Lord and Master. || 2 || Whatever He does, He does all by Himself. No one can know His Ways. He Himself is the Helper and Support of His Saints. God has cast out my doubts and delusions. || 3 || His Lotus Feet are the Support of His humble servants. Twenty-four hours a day, they deal in the Name of the Lord. In peace and pleasure, they sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. O Nanak, God is permeating everywhere. || 4 || 36 || 43 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: True is that temple, within which one meditates on the True Lord. Blessed is that heart, within which the Lord's Glorious Praises are sung. Beautiful is that land, where the Lord's humble servants dwell. I am a sacrifice to the True Name. || 1 || The extent of the True Lord's Greatness cannot be known. His Creative Power and His Bounties cannot be described. Your humble servants live by meditating, meditating on You. Their minds treasure the True Word of the Shabad. || 2 || The Praises of the True One are obtained by great good fortune. By Guru's Grace, the Glorious Praises of the Lord are sung. Those who are imbued with Your Love are pleasing to You. The True Name is their Banner and Insignia. || 3 || No one knows the limits of the True Lord. In all places and interspaces, the True One is pervading. O Nanak, meditate forever on the True One, the Searcher of hearts, the Knower of all. || 4 || 37 || 44 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: Beautiful is the night, and beautiful is the day, when one joins the Society of the Saints and chants the Ambrosial Naam. If you remember the Lord in meditation for a moment, even for an instant, then your life will become fruitful and prosperous. || 1 || Remembering the Naam, the Name of the Lord, all sinful mistakes are erased. Inwardly and outwardly, the Lord God is always with us. Fear, dread and doubt have been dispelled by the Perfect Guru; now, I see God everywhere. || 2 || God is All-powerful, Vast, Lofty and Infinite. The Naam is overflowing with the nine treasures. In the beginning, in the middle, and in the end, there is God. Nothing else even comes close to Him. || 3 || Take pity on me, O my Lord, Merciful to the meek. I am a beggar, begging for the dust of the feet of the Holy. Servant Nanak begs for this gift: let me meditate on the Lord, forever and ever. || 4 || 38 || 45 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: You are here, and You are hereafter. All beings and creatures were created by You. Without You, there is no other, O Creator. You are my Support and my Protection. || 1 || The tongue lives by chanting and meditating on the Lord's Name. The Supreme Lord God is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. Those who serve the Lord find peace; they do not lose their lives in the gamble. || 2 ||


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Your humble servant, who obtains the Medicine of the Naam, is rid of the illnesses of countless lifetimes and incarnations. So sing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises, day and night. This is the most fruitful occupation. || 3 || Bestowing His Glance of Grace, He has adorned His slave. Deep within each and every heart, the Supreme Lord is humbly worshipped. Without the One, there is no other at all. O Baba Nanak, this is the most excellent wisdom. || 4 || 39 || 46 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: My mind and body are imbued with love for the Lord. I sacrifice everything for Him. Twenty-four hours a day, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. Do not forget Him, for even one breath. || 1 || He is a companion, a friend, and a beloved of mine, who reflects upon the Lord's Name, in the Company of the Holy. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, cross over the world-ocean, and the noose of death shall be cut away. || 2 || The four cardinal blessings are obtained by serving the Lord. The Elysian Tree, the source of all blessings, is meditation on the Unseen and Unknowable Lord. The Guru has cut out the sinful mistakes of sexual desire and anger, and my hopes have been fulfilled. || 3 || That mortal who is blessed by perfect destiny meets the Lord, the Sustainer of the Universe, in the Company of the Holy. O Nanak, if the Naam, the Name of the Lord, dwells within the mind, one is approved and accepted, whether he is a house-holder or a renunciate. || 4 || 40 || 47 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: Meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, my heart is filled with peace. By His Grace, His devotees become famous and acclaimed. Joining the Society of the Saints, I chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; the disease of laziness has disappeared. || 1 || O Siblings of Destiny, the nine treasures are found in the Home of the Lord; He comes to meet those who deserve it by their past actions. The Perfect Transcendent Lord is spiritual wisdom and meditation. God is All-powerful to do all things. || 2 || In an instant, He establishes and disestablishes. He Himself is the One, and He Himself is the Many. Filth does not stick to the Giver, the Life of the World. Gazing upon the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, the pain of separation departs. || 3 || Holding on to the hem of His Robe, the entire Universe is saved. He Himself causes His Name to be chanted. The Boat of the Guru is found by His Grace; O Nanak, such blessed destiny is pre-ordained. || 4 || 41 || 48 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: People do whatever the Lord inspires them to do. Wherever He keeps us is a good place. That person is clever and honorable, unto whom the Hukam of the Lord's Command seems sweet. || 1 || Everything is strung upon the One String of the Lord. Those whom the Lord attaches, are attached to His Feet. Those, whose inverted lotus of the crown chakra is illuminated, see the Immaculate Lord everywhere. || 2 || Only You Yourself know Your Glory. You Yourself recognize Your Own Self. I am a sacrifice to Your Saints, who have crushed their sexual desire, anger and greed. || 3 || You have no hatred or vengeance; Your Saints are immaculate and pure. Seeing them, all sins depart. Nanak lives by meditating, meditating on the Naam.


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His stubborn doubt and fear have departed. || 4 || 42 || 49 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: One who asks for a false gift, shall not take even an instant to die. But one who continually serves the Supreme Lord God and meets the Guru, is said to be immortal. || 1 || One whose mind is dedicated to loving devotional worship sings His Glorious Praises night and day, and remains forever awake and aware. Taking him by the hand, the Lord and Master merges into Himself that person, upon whose forehead such destiny is written. || 2 || His Lotus Feet dwell in the minds of His devotees. Without the Transcendent Lord, all are plundered. I long for the dust of the feet of His humble servants. The Name of the True Lord is my decoration. || 3 || Standing up and sitting down, I sing the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. Meditating in remembrance on Him, I obtain my Eternal Husband Lord. God has become merciful to Nanak. I cheerfully accept Your Will. || 4 || 43 || 50 ||

 

RAAG MAAJH, ASHTAPADEES: FIRST MEHL, FIRST HOUSE:

ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:

By His Command, all are attuned to the Word of the Shabad, and all are called to the Mansion of His Presence, the True Court of the Lord. O my True Lord and Master, Merciful to the meek, my mind is pleased and appeased by the Truth. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to those who are adorned with the Word of the Shabad. The Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord, is forever the Giver of Peace. Through the Guru's Teachings, it dwells in the mind. || 1 || Pause || No one is mine, and I am no one else's. The True Lord and Master of the three worlds is mine. Acting in egotism, so very many have died. After making mistakes, they later repent and regret. || 2 || Those who recognize the Hukam of the Lord's Command chant the Glorious Praises of the Lord. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they are glorified with the Naam. Everyone's account is kept in the True Court, and through the Beauty of the Naam, they are saved. || 3 || The self-willed manmukhs are deluded; they find no place of rest. Bound and gagged at Death's Door, they are brutally beaten. Without the Name, there are no companions or friends. Liberation comes only by meditating on the Naam. || 4 || The false shaaktas, the faithless cynics, do not like the Truth. Bound by duality, they come and go in reincarnation. No one can erase pre-recorded destiny; the Gurmukhs are liberated. || 5 || In this world of her parents' house, the young bride did not know her Husband. Through falsehood, she has been separated from Him, and she cries out in misery. Defrauded by demerits, she does not find the Mansion of the Lord's Presence. But through virtuous actions, her demerits are forgiven. || 6 || She, who knows her Beloved in her parents' house, as Gurmukh, comes to understand the essence of reality; she contemplates her Lord. Her comings and goings cease, and she is absorbed in the True Name. || 7 || The Gurmukhs understand and describe the Indescribable. True is our Lord and Master; He loves the Truth. Nanak offers this true prayer: singing His Glorious Praises, I merge with the True One. || 8 || 1 || MAAJH, THIRD MEHL, FIRST HOUSE: By His Mercy, we meet the True Guru.


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Center your awareness on seva - selfless service - and focus your consciousness on the Word of the Shabad. Subduing your ego, you shall find a lasting peace, and your emotional attachment to Maya will be dispelled. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, I am totally devoted to the True Guru. Through the Guru's Teachings, the Divine Light has dawned; I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, night and day. || 1 || Pause || Search your body and mind, and find the Name. Restrain your wandering mind, and keep it in check. Night and day, sing the Songs of the Guru's Bani; worship the Lord with intuitive devotion. || 2 || Within this body are countless objects. The Gurmukh attains Truth, and comes to see them. Beyond the nine gates, the Tenth Gate is found, and liberation is obtained. The Unstruck Melody of the Shabad vibrates. || 3 || True is the Master, and True is His Name. By Guru's Grace, He comes to dwell within the mind. Night and day, remain attuned to the Lord's Love forever, and you shall obtain understanding in the True Court. || 4 || Those who do not understand the nature of sin and virtue are attached to duality; they wander around deluded. The ignorant and blind people do not know the way; they come and go in reincarnation over and over again. || 5 || Serving the Guru, I have found eternal peace; my ego has been silenced and subdued. Through the Guru's Teachings, the darkness has been dispelled, and the heavy doors have been opened. || 6 || Subduing my ego, I have enshrined the Lord within my mind. I focus my consciousness on the Guru's Feet forever. By Guru's Grace, my mind and body are immaculate and pure; I meditate on the Immaculate Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 7 || From birth to death, everything is for You. You bestow greatness upon those whom You have forgiven. O Nanak, meditating forever on the Naam, you shall be blessed in both birth and death. || 8 || 1 || 2 || MAAJH, THIRD MEHL: My God is Immaculate, Inaccessible and Infinite. Without a scale, He weighs the universe. One who becomes Gurmukh, understands. Chanting His Glorious Praises, he is absorbed into the Lord of Virtue. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to those whose minds are filled with the Name of the Lord. Those who are committed to Truth remain awake and aware night and day. They are honored in the True Court. || 1 || Pause || He Himself hears, and He Himself sees. Those, upon whom He casts His Glance of Grace, become acceptable. They are attached, whom the Lord Himself attaches; as Gurmukh, they live the Truth. || 2 || Those whom the Lord Himself misleads - whose hand can they take? That which is pre-ordained, cannot be erased. Those who meet the True Guru are very fortunate and blessed; through perfect karma, He is met. || 3 || The young bride is fast asleep in her parents' home, night and day. She has forgotten her Husband Lord; because of her faults and demerits, she is abandoned. She wanders around continually, crying out, night and day. Without her Husband Lord, she cannot get any sleep. || 4 || In this world of her parents' home, she may come to know the Giver of peace, if she subdues her ego, and recognizes the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Her bed is beautiful; she ravishes and enjoys her Husband Lord forever.


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She is adorned with the Decorations of Truth. || 5 || He created the 8.4 million species of beings. Those, upon whom He casts His Glance of Grace, come to meet the Guru. Shedding the residues of their sinful mistakes, His servants are forever pure; at the True Court, they are beautified by the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 6 || When they are called to settle their accounts, who will answer then? There shall be no peace then, from counting out by twos and threes. The True Lord God Himself forgives, and having forgiven, He unites them with Himself. || 7 || He Himself does, and He Himself causes all to be done. Through the Shabad, the Word of the Perfect Guru, He is met. O Nanak, through the Naam, greatness is obtained. He Himself unites in His Union. || 8 || 2 || 3 || MAAJH, THIRD MEHL: The One Lord Himself moves about imperceptibly. As Gurmukh, I see Him, and then this mind is pleased and uplifted. Renouncing desire, I have found intuitive peace and poise; I have enshrined the One within my mind. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to those who focus their consciousness on the One. Through the Guru's Teachings, my mind has come to its only home; it is imbued with the True Color of the Lord's Love. || 1 || Pause || This world is deluded; You Yourself have deluded it. Forgetting the One, it has become engrossed in duality. Night and day, it wanders around endlessly, deluded by doubt; without the Name, it suffers in pain. || 2 || Those who are attuned to the Love of the Lord, the Architect of Destiny - by serving the Guru, they are known throughout the four ages. Those, upon whom the Lord bestows greatness, are absorbed in the Name of the Lord. || 3 || Being in love with Maya, they do not think of the Lord. Bound and gagged in the City of Death, they suffer in terrible pain. Blind and deaf, they see nothing at all; the self-willed manmukhs rot away in sin. || 4 || Those, whom You attach to Your Love, are attuned to Your Love. Through loving devotional worship, they become pleasing to Your Mind. They serve the True Guru, the Giver of eternal peace, and all their desires are fulfilled. || 5 || O Dear Lord, I seek Your Sanctuary forever. You Yourself forgive us, and bless us with Glorious Greatness. The Messenger of Death does not draw near those who meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 6 || Night and day, they are attuned to His Love; they are pleasing to the Lord. My God merges with them, and unites them in Union. Forever and ever, O True Lord, I seek the Protection of Your Sanctuary; You Yourself inspire us to understand the Truth. || 7 || Those who know the Truth are absorbed in Truth. They sing the Lord's Glorious Praises, and speak the Truth. O Nanak, those who are attuned to the Naam remain unattached and balanced; in the home of the inner self, they are absorbed in the primal trance of deep meditation. || 8 || 3 || 4 || MAAJH, THIRD MEHL: One who dies in the Word of the Shabad is truly dead. Death does not crush him, and pain does not afflict him. His light merges and is absorbed into the Light, when he hears and merges in the Truth. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to the Lord's Name, which brings us to glory. One who serves the True Guru, and focuses his consciousness on Truth, following the Guru's Teachings, is absorbed in intuitive peace and poise. || 1 || Pause || This human body is transitory, and transitory are the garments it wears. Attached to duality, no one attains the Mansion of the Lord's Presence.


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Night and day, day and night, they burn. Without her Husband Lord, the soul-bride suffers in terrible pain. || 2 || Her body and her status shall not go with her to the world hereafter. Where she is called to answer for her account, there, she shall be emancipated only by true actions. Those who serve the True Guru shall prosper; here and hereafter, they are absorbed in the Naam. || 3 || She who adorns herself with the Love and the Fear of God, by Guru's Grace, obtains the Mansion of the Lord's Presence as her home. Night and day, day and night, she constantly ravishes and enjoys her Beloved. She is dyed in the permanent color of His Love. || 4 || The Husband Lord abides with everyone, always; but how rare are those few who, by Guru's Grace, obtain His Glance of Grace. My God is the Highest of the High; granting His Grace, He merges us into Himself. || 5 || This world is asleep in emotional attachment to Maya. Forgetting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, it ultimately comes to ruin. The One who put it to sleep shall also awaken it. Through the Guru's Teachings, understanding dawns. || 6 || One who drinks in this Nectar, shall have his delusions dispelled. By Guru's Grace, the state of liberation is attained. One who is imbued with devotion to the Lord, remains always balanced and detached. Subduing selfishness and conceit, he is united with the Lord. || 7 || He Himself creates, and He Himself assigns us to our tasks. He Himself gives sustenance to the 8.4 million species of beings. O Nanak, those who meditate on the Naam are atuned to Truth. They do that which is pleasing to His Will. || 8 || 4 || 5 || MAAJH, THIRD MEHL: Diamonds and rubies are produced deep within the self. They are assayed and valued tthrough the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Those who have gathered Truth, speak Truth; they apply the Touch-stone of Truth. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to those who enshrine the Word of the Guru's Bani within their minds. In the midst of the darkness of the world, they obtain the Immaculate One, and their light merges into the Light. || 1 || Pause || Within this body are countless vast vistas; the Immaculate Naam is totally Inaccessible and Infinite. He alone becomes Gurmukh and obtains it, whom the Lord forgives, and unites with Himself. || 2 || My Lord and Master implants the Truth. By Guru's Grace, one's consciousness is attached to the Truth. The Truest of the True is pervading everywhere; the true ones merge in Truth. || 3 || The True Carefree Lord is my Beloved. He cuts out our sinful mistakes and evil actions; with love and affection, meditate forever on Him. He implants the Fear of God and loving devotional worship within us. || 4 || Devotional worship is True, if it pleases the True Lord. He Himself bestows it; He does not regret it later. He alone is the Giver of all beings. The Lord kills with the Word of His Shabad, and then revives. || 5 || Other than You, Lord, nothing is mine. I serve You, Lord, and I praise You. You unite me with Yourself, O True God. Through perfect good karma You are obtained. || 6 || For me, there is no other like You. By Your Glance of Grace, my body is blessed and sanctified. Night and day, the Lord takes care of us and protects us. The Gurmukhs are absorbed in intuitive peace and poise. || 7 || For me, there is no other as Great as You. You Yourself create, and You Yourself destroy.


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You Yourself create, destroy and adorn. O Nanak, we are adorned and embellished with the Naam. || 8 || 5 || 6 || MAAJH, THIRD MEHL: He is the Enjoyer of all hearts. The Invisible, Inaccessible and Infinite is pervading everywhere. Meditating on my Lord God, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, I am intuitively absorbed in the Truth. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to those who implant the Word of the Guru's Shabad in their minds. When someone understands the Shabad, then he wrestles with his own mind; subduing his desires, he merges with the Lord. || 1 || Pause || The five enemies are plundering the world. The blind, self-willed manmukhs do not understand or appreciate this. Those who become Gurmukh - their houses are protected. The five enemies are destroyed by the Shabad. || 2 || The Gurmukhs are forever imbued with love for the True One. They serve God with intuitive ease. Night and day, they are intoxicated with His Love. Meeting with their Beloved, they sing the Glorious Praises of the True one; they are honored in the Court of the Lord. || 3 || First, the One created Himself; second, the sense of duality; third, the three-phased Maya. The fourth state, the highest, is obtained by the Gurmukh, who practices Truth, and only Truth. || 4 || Everything which is pleasing to the True Lord is true. Those who know the Truth merge in intuitive peace and poise. The life-style of the Gurmukh is to serve the True Lord. He goes and blends with the True Lord. || 5 || Without the True One, there is no other at all. Attached to duality, the world is distracted and distressed to death. One who becomes Gurmukh knows only the One. Serving the One, peace is obtained. || 6 || All beings and creatures are in the Protection of Your Sanctuary. You place the chessmen on the board; You see the imperfect and the perfect as well. Night and day, You cause people to act; You unite them in Union with Yourself. || 7 || You Yourself unite, and You see Yourself close at hand. You Yourself are totally pervading amongst all. O Nanak, God Himself is pervading and permeating everywhere; only the Gurmukhs understand this. || 8 || 6 || 7 || MAAJH, THIRD MEHL: The Nectar of the Guru's Bani is very sweet. Rare are the Gurmukhs who see and taste it. The Divine Light dawns within, and the supreme essence is found. In the True Court, the Word of the Shabad vibrates. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to those who focus their consciousness on the Guru's Feet. The True Guru is the True Pool of Nectar; bathing in it, the mind is washed clean of all filth. || 1 || Pause || Your limits, O True Lord, are not known to anyone. Rare are those who, by Guru's Grace, focus their consciousness on You. Praising You, I am never satisfied; such is the hunger I feel for the True Name. || 2 || I see only the One, and no other. By Guru's Grace, I drink in the Ambrosial Nectar. My thirst is quenched by the Word of the Guru's Shabad; I am absorbed in intuitive peace and poise. || 3 || The Priceless Jewel is discarded like straw; the blind self-willed manmukhs are attached to the love of duality. As they plant, so do they harvest. They shall not obtain peace, even in their dreams. || 4 || Those who are blessed with His Mercy find the Lord. The Word of the Guru's Shabad abides in the mind.


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Night and day, they remain in the Fear of God; conquering their fears, their doubts are dispelled. || 5 || Dispelling their doubts, they find a lasting peace. By Guru's Grace, the supreme status is attained. Deep within, they are pure, and their words are pure as well; intuitively, they sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 6 || They recite the Simritees, the Shaastras and the Vedas, but deluded by doubt, they do not understand the essence of reality. Without serving the True Guru, they find no peace; they earn only pain and misery. || 7 || The Lord Himself acts; unto whom should we complain? How can anyone complain that the Lord has made a mistake? O Nanak, the Lord Himself does, and causes things to be done; chanting the Naam, we are absorbed in the Naam. || 8 || 7 || 8 || MAAJH, THIRD MEHL: He Himself imbues us with His Love, with effortless ease. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, we are dyed in the color of the Lord's Love. This mind and body are so imbued, and this tongue is dyed in the deep crimson color of the poppy. Through the Love and the Fear of God, we are dyed in this color. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to those who enshrine the Fearless Lord within their minds. By Guru's Grace, I meditate on the Fearless Lord; the Shabad has carried me across the poisonous world-ocean. || 1 || Pause || The idiotic self-willed manmukhs try to be clever, but in spite of their bathing and washing, they shall not be acceptable. As they came, so shall they go, regretting the mistakes they made. || 2 || The blind, self-willed manmukhs do not understand anything; death was pre-ordained for them when they came into the world, but they do not understand. The self-willed manmukhs may practice religious rituals, but they do not obtain the Name; without the Name, they lose this life in vain. || 3 || The practice of Truth is the essence of the Shabad. Through the Perfect Guru, the gate of salvation is found. So, night and day, listen to the Word of the Guru's Bani, and the Shabad. Let yourself be colored by this love. || 4 || The tongue, imbued with the Lord's Essence, delights in His Love. My mind and body are enticed by the Lord's Sublime Love. I have easily obtained my Darling Beloved; I am intuitively absorbed in celestial peace. || 5 || Those who have the Lord's Love within, sing His Glorious Praises; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they are intuitively absorbed in celestial peace. I am forever a sacrifice to those who dedicate their consciousness to the Guru's Service. || 6 || The True Lord is pleased with Truth, and only Truth. By Guru's Grace, one's inner being is deeply imbued with His Love. Sitting in that blessed place, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, who Himself inspires us to accept His Truth. || 7 || That one, upon whom the Lord casts His Glance of Grace, obtains it. By Guru's Grace, egotism departs. O Nanak, that one, within whose mind the Name dwells, is honored in the True Court. || 8 || 8 || 9 || MAAJH THIRD MEHL: Serving the True Guru is the greatest greatness. The Dear Lord automatically comes to dwell in the mind. The Dear Lord is the fruit-bearing tree; drinking in the Ambrosial Nectar, thirst is quenched. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to the one who leads me to join the True Congregation. The Lord Himself unites me with the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 1 || Pause ||


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I serve the True Guru; the Word of His Shabad is beautiful. Through it, the Name of the Lord comes to dwell within the mind. The Pure Lord removes the filth of egotism, and we are honored in the True Court. || 2 || Without the Guru, the Naam cannot be obtained. The Siddhas and the seekers lack it; they weep and wail. Without serving the True Guru, peace is not obtained; through perfect destiny, the Guru is found. || 3 || This mind is a mirror; how rare are those who, as Gurmukh, see themselves in it. Rust does not stick to those who burn their ego. The Unstruck Melody of the Bani resounds through the Pure Word of the Shabad; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, we are absorbed into the True One. || 4 || Without the True Guru, the Lord cannot be seen. Granting His Grace, He Himself has allowed me to see Him. All by Himself, He Himself is permeating and pervading; He is intuitively absorbed in celestial peace. || 5 || One who becomes Gurmukh embraces love for the One. Doubt and duality are burned away by the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Within his body, he deals and trades, and obtains the Treasure of the True Name. || 6 || The life-style of the Gurmukh is sublime; he sings the Praises of the Lord. The Gurmukh finds the gate of salvation. Night and day, he is imbued with the Lord's Love. He sings the Lord's Glorious Praises, and he is called to the Mansion of His Presence. || 7 || The True Guru, the Giver, is met when the Lord leads us to meet Him. Through perfect destiny, the Shabad is enshrined in the mind. O Nanak, the greatness of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is obtained by chanting the Glorious Praises of the True Lord. || 8 || 9 || 10 || MAAJH, THIRD MEHL: Those who lose their own selves obtain everything. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they enshrine Love for the True one. They trade in Truth, they gather in Truth, and they deal only in Truth. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to those who sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, night and day. I am Yours, You are my Lord and Master. You bestow greatness through the Word of Your Shabad. || 1 || Pause || That time, that moment is totally beautiful, when the True One becomes pleasing to my mind. Serving the True One, true greatness is obtained. By Guru's Grace, the True One is obtained. || 2 || The food of spiritual love is obtained when the True Guru is pleased. Other essences are forgotten, when the Lord's Essence comes to dwell in the mind. Truth, contentment and intuitive peace and poise are obtained from the Bani, the Word of the Perfect Guru. || 3 || The blind and ignorant fools do not serve the True Guru; how will they find the gate of salvation? They die and die, over and over again, only to be reborn, over and over again. They are struck down at Death's Door. || 4 || Those who know the essence of the Shabad, understand their own selves. Immaculate is the speech of those who chant the Word of the Shabad. Serving the True One, they find a lasting peace; they enshrine the nine treasures of the Naam within their minds. || 5 || Beautiful is that place, which is pleasing to the Lord's Mind. There, sitting in the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, the Glorious Praises of the Lord are sung. Night and day, the True One is praised; the Immaculate Sound-current of the Naad resounds there. ||

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