Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation

 
 

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He alone attains the Lord, unto whom He grants His Grace. He Himself unites in His Union. || 2 || Uniting with Himself, He bestows glorious greatness. By Guru's Grace, one comes to know the Lord's worth. The self-willed manmukh wanders everywhere, weeping and wailing; he is utterly ruined by the love of duality. || 3 || Egotism was instilled into the illusion of Maya. The self-willed manmukh is deluded, and loses his honor. But one who becomes Gurmukh is absorbed in the Name; he remains immersed in the True Lord. || 4 || Spiritual wisdom is obtained from the Guru, along with the jewel of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Desires are subdued, and one remains immersed in the mind. The Creator Himself stages all His plays; He Himself bestows understanding. || 5 || One who serves the True Guru eradicates self-conceit. Meeting with his Beloved, he finds peace through the Word of the Shabad. Deep within his inner being, he is imbued with loving devotion; intuitively, he becomes one with the Lord. || 6 || The Destroyer of pain is known through the Guru. The Great Giver, the Life of the world, Himself has met me. He alone understands, whom the Lord joins with Himself. Fear and doubt are taken away from his body. || 7 || He Himself is the Gurmukh, and He Himself bestows His blessings. Through the True Word of the Shabad, serve the True Guru. Old age and death cannot even touch one who is in harmony with the True Lord. || 8 || The world is burning up in the fire of desire. It burns and burns, and is destroyed in all its corruption. The self-willed manmukh finds no place of rest anywhere. The True Guru has imparted this understanding. || 9 || Those who serve the True Guru are very fortunate. They remain lovingly focused on the True Name forever. The Immaculate Naam, the Name of the Lord, permeates the nucleus of their inner being; through the Shabad, their desires are quenched. || 10 || True is the Word of the Shabad, and True is the Bani of His Word. How rare is that Gurmukh who realizes this. Those who are imbued with the True Shabad are detached. Their comings and goings in reincarnation are ended. || 11 || One who realizes the Shabad is cleansed of impurities. The Immaculate Naam abides within his mind. He serves his True Guru forever, and egotism is eradicated from within. || 12 || If one comes to understand, through the Guru, then he comes to know the Lord's Door. But without the Naam, one babbles and argues in vain. The glory of serving the True Guru is that it eradicates hunger and thirst. || 13 || When the Lord unites them with Himself, then they come to understand. Without spiritual wisdom, they understand nothing at all. One whose mind is filled with the Guru's gift forever - his inner being resounds with the Shabad, and the Word of the Guru's Bani. || 14 || He acts according to his pre-ordained destiny. No one can erase the Command of the Primal Lord. They alone dwell in the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, who have such pre-ordained destiny. || 15 || He alone finds the Lord, unto whom He grants His Grace. He links his consciousness to the deep meditative state of the True Shabad. Nanak, Your slave, offers this humble prayer; I stand at Your Door, begging for Your Name. || 16 || 1 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: The One and only Lord is pervading and permeating everywhere. How rare is that person, who as Gurmukh, understands this. The One Lord is permeating and pervading, deep within the nucleus of all. Without Him, there is no other at all. || 1 || He created the 8.4 millions species of beings.


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The spiritual teachers and meditators proclaim this. He Himself nourishes all; no one else can estimate His value. || 2 || Love and attachment to Maya are utter darkness. Egotism and possessiveness have spread throughout the expanse of the universe. Night and day, they burn, day and night; without the Guru, there is no peace or tranquility. || 3 || He Himself unites, and He Himself separates. He Himself establishes, and He Himself disestablishes. True is the Hukam of His Command, and True is the expanse of His universe. No one else can issue any Command. || 4 || He alone is attached to the Lord, whom the Lord attaches to Himself. By Guru's Grace, the fear of death runs away. The Shabad, the Giver of peace, dwells forever deep within the nucleus of the self. One who is Gurmukh understands. || 5 || God Himself unites those united in His Union. Whatever is pre-ordained by destiny, cannot be erased. Night and day, His devotees worship Him, day and night; one who becomes Gurmukh serves Him. || 6 || Serving the True Guru, lasting peace is experienced. He Himself, the Giver of all, has come and met me. Subduing egotism, the fire of thirst has been extinguished; contemplating the Word of the Shabad, peace is found. || 7 || One who is attached to his body and family, does not understand. But one who becomes Gurmukh, sees the Lord with his eyes. Night and day, he chants the Naam, day and night; meeting with his Beloved, he finds peace. || 8 || The self-willed manmukh wanders distracted, attached to duality. That unfortunate wretch - why didn't he just die as soon as he was born? Coming and going, he wastes away his life in vain. Without the Guru, liberation is not obtained. || 9 || That body which is stained with the filth of egotism is false and impure. It may be washed a hundred times, but its filth is still not removed. But if it is washed with the Word of the Shabad, then it is truly cleansed, and it shall never be soiled again. || 10 || The five demons destroy the body. He dies and dies again, only to be reincarnated; he does not contemplate the Shabad. The darkness of emotional attachment to Maya is within his inner being; as if in a dream, he does not understand. || 11 || Some conquer the five demons, by being attached to the Shabad. They are blessed and very fortunate; the True Guru comes to meet them. Within the nucleus of their inner being, they dwell upon the Truth; attuned to the Lord's Love, they intuitively merge in Him. || 12 || The Guru's Way is known through the Guru. His perfect servant attains realization through the Shabad. Deep within his heart, he dwells forever upon the Shabad; he tastes the sublime essence of the True Lord with his tongue. || 13 || Egotism is conquered and subdued by the Shabad. I have enshrined the Name of the Lord within my heart. Other than the One Lord, I know nothing at all. Whatever will be, will automatically be. || 14 || Without the True Guru, no one obtains intuitive wisdom. The Gurmukh understands, and is immersed in the True Lord. He serves the True Lord, and is attuned to the True Shabad. The Shabad banishes egotism. || 15 || He Himself is the Giver of virtue, the Contemplative Lord. The Gurmukh is given the winning dice. O Nanak, immersed in the Naam, the Name of the Lord, one becomes true; from the True Lord, honor is obtained. || 16 || 2 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: One One True Lord is the Life of the World, the Great Giver.


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Serving the Guru, through the Word of the Shabad, He is realized. There is only One Command, and there is only One Supreme King. In each and every age, He links each to their tasks. || 1 || That humble being is immaculate, who knows his own self. The Lord, the Giver of peace, Himself comes and meets him. His tongue is imbued with the Shabad, and he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord; he is honored in the Court of the True Lord. || 2 || The Gurmukh is blessed with the glorious greatness of the Naam. The self-willed manmukh, the slanderer, loses his honor. Attuned to the Naam, the supreme soul-swans remain detached; in the home of the self, they remain absorbed in deep meditative trance. || 3 || That humble being who dies in the Shabad is perfect. The brave, heroic True Guru chants and proclaims this. Deep within the body is the true pool of Ambrosial Nectar; the mind drinks it in with loving devotion. || 4 || The Pandit, the religious scholar, reads and instructs others, but he does not realize that his own home is on fire. Without serving the True Guru, the Naam is not obtained. You can read until you are exhausted, but you shall not find peace and tranquility. || 5 || Some smear their bodies with ashes, and wander around in religious disguises. Without the Word of the Shabad, who has ever subdued egotism? Night and day, they continue burning, day and night; they are deluded and confused by their doubt and religious costumes. || 6 || Some, in the midst of their household and family, remain always unattached. They die in the Shabad, and dwell in the Lord's Name. Night and day, they remain forever attuned to His Love; they focus their consciousness on loving devotion and the Fear of God. || 7 || The self-willed manmukh indulges in slander, and is ruined. The dog of greed barks within him. The Messenger of Death never leaves him, and in the end, he leaves, regretting and repenting. || 8 || Through the True Word of the Shabad, true honor is obtained. Without the Name, no one attains liberation. Without the True Guru, no one finds the Name. Such is the making which God has made. || 9 || Some are Siddhas and seekers, and great contemplators. Some remain imbued with the Naam, the Name of the Formless Lord, day and night. He alone understands, whom the Lord unites with Himself; through loving devotional worship, fear is dispelled. || 10 || Some take cleansing baths and give donations to charities, but they do not understand. Some struggle with their minds, and conquer and subdue their minds. Some are imbued with love for the True Word of the Shabad; they merge with the True Shabad. || 11 || He Himself creates and bestows glorious greatness. By the Pleasure of His Will, He bestows union. Bestowing His Grace, He comes to dwell in the mind; such is the Command ordained by my God. || 12 || Those humble beings who serve the True Guru are true. The false, self-willed manmukhs do not know how to serve the Guru. The Creator Himself creates the creation and watches over it; he attaches all according to the Pleasure of His Will. || 13 || In each and every age, the True Lord is the one and only Giver. Through perfect destiny, one realizes the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Those who are immersed in the Shabad are not separated again. By His Grace, they are intuitively immersed in the Lord. || 14 || Acting in egotism, they are stained with the filth of Maya. They die and die again, only to be reborn in the love of duality. Without serving the True Guru, no one finds liberation. O mind, tune into this, and see. || 15 ||


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He does whatever He pleases. No one has done, or can do anything by himself. O Nanak, through the Name, one is blessed with glorious greatness, and obtains honor in the Court of the True Lord. || 16 || 3 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: All who come shall have to depart. In the love of duality, they are caught by the noose of the Messenger of Death. Those humble beings who are protected by the True Guru, are saved. They merge into the Truest of the True. || 1 || The Creator Himself creates the creation, and watches over it. Thay alone are acceptable, upon whom He bestows His Glance of Grace. The Gurmukh attains spiritual wisdom, and understands everything. The ignorant ones act blindly. || 2 || The self-willed manmukh is cynical; he doesn't understand. He dies and dies again, only to be reborn, and loses his life uselessly again. The Gurmukh is imbued with the Naam, the Name of the Lord; he find peace, and is intuitively immersed in the True Lord. || 3 || Chasing after worldly affairs, the mind has become corroded and rusty. But meeting with the Perfect Guru, it is transmuted into gold once again. When the Lord Himself grants forgiveness, then peace is obtained; through the Perfect Word of the Shabad, one is united with Him. || 4 || The false and evil-minded are the most wicked of the wicked. They are the most unworthy of the unworthy. With false intellect, and insipid words of mouth, evil-minded, they do not obtain the Naam. || 5 || The unworthy soul-bride is not pleasing to her Husband Lord. False-minded, her actions are false. The foolish person does not know the excellence of her Husband Lord. Without the Guru, she does not understand at all. || 6 || The evil-minded, wicked soul-bride practices wickedness. She decorates herself, but her Husband Lord is not pleased. The virtuous soul-bride enjoys and ravishes her Husband Lord forever; the True Guru unites her in His Union. || 7 || God Himself issues the Hukam of His Command, and beholds all. Some are forgiven, according to their pre-ordained destiny. Night and day, they are imbued with the Naam, and they find the True Lord. He Himself unites them in His Union. || 8 || Egotism attaches them to the juice of emotional attachment, and makes them run around. The Gurmukh is intuitively immersed in the True Love of the Lord. He Himself unites, He Himself acts, and beholds. Without the True Guru, understanding is not obtained. || 9 || Some contemplate the Word of the Shabad; these humble beings remain always awake and aware. Some are attached to the love of Maya; these unfortunate ones remain asleep. He Himself acts, and inspires all to act; no one else can do anything. || 10 || Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, death is conquered and killed. Keep the Name of the Lord enshrined within your heart. Serving the True Guru, peace is obtained, and one merges in the Name of the Lord. || 11 || In the love of duality, the world wanders around insane. Immersed in love and attachment to Maya, it suffers in pain. Wearing all sorts of religious robes, He is not obtained. Without the True Guru, peace is not found. || 12 || Who is to blame, when He Himself does everything? As He wills, so is the path we take. He Himself is the Merciful Giver of peace; as He wills, so do we follow. || 13 || He Himself is the Creator, and He Himself is the Enjoyer. He Himself is detached, and He Himself is attached. He Himself is immaculate, compassionate, the lover of nectar; the Hukam of His Command cannot be erased. || 14 || Those who know the One Lord are very fortunate.


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He dwells in each and every heart, the Great Giver, the Life of the world. At the same time, He is both hidden and revealed. For the Gurmukh, doubt and fear are dispelled. || 15 || The Gurmukh knows the One, the Dear Lord. Deep within the nucleus of his inner being, is the Naam, the Name of the Lord; he realizes the Word of the Shabad. He alone receives it, unto whom You give it. O Nanak, the Naam is glorious greatness. || 16 || 4 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: I praise the true, profound and unfathomable Lord. All the world is in His power. He enjoys all hearts forever, day and night; He Himself dwells in peace. || 1 || True is the Lord and Master, and True is His Name. By Guru's Grace, I enshrine Him in my mind. He Himself has come to dwell deep within the nucleus of my heart; the noose of death has been snapped. || 2 || Whom should I serve, and whom should I praise? I serve the True Guru, and praise the Word of the Shabad. Through the True Shabad, the intellect is exalted and ennobled forever, and the lotus deep within blossoms forth. || 3 || The body is frail and perishable, like paper. When the drop of water falls upon it, it crumbles and dissolves instantaneously. But the body of the Gurmukh, who understands, is like gold; the Naam, the Name of the Lord, dwells deep within. || 4 || Pure is that kitchen, which is enclosed by spiritual awareness. The Lord's Name is my food, and Truth is my support. Forever satisfied, sanctified and pure is that person, within whose heart the Lord's Name abides. || 5 || I am a sacrifice to those who are attached to the Truth. They sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and remain awake and aware night and day. True peace fills them forever, and their tongues savor the sublime essence of the Lord. || 6 || I remember the Lord's Name, and no other at all. I serve the One Lord, and no other at all. The Perfect Guru has revealed the whole Truth to me; I dwell in the True Name. || 7 || Wandering, wandering in reincarnation, again and again, he comes into the world. He is deluded and confused, when the Lord and Master confuses him. He meets with the Dear Lord, when, as Gurmukh, he understands; he remembers the Shabad, the Word of the immortal, eternal Lord God. || 8 || I am a sinner, overflowing with sexual desire and anger. With what mouth should I speak? I have no virtue, and I have rendered no service. I am a sinking stone; please, Lord, unite me with Yourself. Your Name is eternal and imperishable. || 9 || No one does anything; no one is able to do anything. That alone happens, which the Lord Himself does, and causes to be done. Those whom He Himself forgives, find peace; they dwell forever in the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 10 || This body is the earth, and the infinite Shabad is the seed. Deal and trade with the True Name alone. The True wealth increases; it is never exhausted, when the Naam dwells deep within. || 11 || O Dear Lord, please bless me, the worthless sinner, with virtue. Forgive me, and bless me with Your Name. One who becomes Gurmukh, is honored; he dwells in the Name of the One Lord alone. || 12 || The wealth of the Lord is deep within one's inner being, but he does not realize it. By Guru's Grace, one comes to understand. One who becomes Gurmukh is blessed with this wealth; he lives forever in the Naam. || 13 || Fire and wind lead him into delusions of doubt.


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In love and attachment to Maya, he has no understanding at all. The blind, self-willed manmukh sees nothing; through the Guru's Teachings, the Naam is gloriously revealed. || 14 || The manmukhs are asleep in egotism and Maya. They do not watch over their own homes, and are ruined in the end. They slander others, and burn in great anxiety; they dwell in pain and suffering. || 15 || The Creator Himself has created the creation. He blesses the Gurmukh with understanding. O Nanak, those who are attuned to the Naam - their minds become immaculate; they dwell in the Naam, and only the Naam. || 16 || 5 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: I serve the One Lord, who is eternal, stable and True. Attached to duality, the whole world is false. Following the Guru's Teachings, I praise the True Lord forever, pleased with the Truest of the True. || 1 || Your Glorious Virtues are so many, Lord; I do not know even one. The Life of the world, the Great Giver, attaches us to himself. He Himself forgives, and bestows glorious greatness. Following the Guru's Teachings, this mind is delighted. || 2 || The Word of the Shabad has subdued the waves of Maya. Egotism has been conquered, and this mind has become immaculate. I intuitively sing His Glorious Praises, imbued with the Lord's Love. My tongue chants and savors the Lord's Name. || 3 || Crying out, "Mine, mine!" he spends his life. The self-willed manmukh does not understand; he wanders around in ignorance. The Messenger of Death watches over him every moment, every instant; night and day, his life is wasting away. || 4 || He practices greed within, and does not understand. He does not see the Messenger of Death hovering over his head. Whatever one does in this world, will come to face him in the hereafter; what can he do at that very last moment? || 5 || Those who are attached to the Truth are true. The self-willed manmukhs, attached to duality, weep and wail. He is the Lord and Master of both worlds; He Himself delights in virtue. || 6 || Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, His humble servant is exalted forever. This mind is enticed by the Naam, the source of nectar. It is not stained at all by the dirt of attachment to Maya; through the Guru's Teachings, it is pleased and saturated with the Lord's Name. || 7 || The One Lord is contained within all. By Guru's Grace, He is revealed. One who subdues his ego, finds lasting peace; he drinks in the Ambrosial Nectar of the True Name. || 8 || God is the Destroyer of sin and pain. The Gurmukh serves Him, and contemplates the Word of the Shabad. He Himself is pervading everything. The Gurmukh's body and mind are saturated and pleased. || 9 || The world is burning in the fire of Maya. The Gurmukh extinguishes this fire, by contemplating the Shabad. Deep within are peace and tranquility, and lasting peace is obtained. Following the Guru's Teachings, one is blessed with the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 10 || Even Indra, seated upon his throne, is caught in the fear of death. The Messenger of Death will not spare them, even though they try all sorts of things. When one meets with the True Guru, one is liberated, drinking in and savoring the sublime essence of the Lord, Har, Har. || 11 || There is no devotion within the self-willed manmukh. Through devotional worship, the Gurmukh obtains peace and tranquility. Forever pure and sanctified is the Word of the Guru's Bani; following the Guru's Teachings, one's inner being is drenched in it. || 12 || I have considered Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.


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They are bound by the three qualities - the three gunas; they are far away from liberation. The Gurmukh knows the spiritual wisdom of the One Lord. Night and day, he chants the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 13 || He may read the Vedas, but he does not realize the Lord's Name. For the sake of Maya, he reads and recites and argues. The ignorant and blind person is filled with filth within. How can he cross over the impassable world-ocean? || 14 || He voices all the controversies of the Vedas, but his inner being is not saturated or satisfied, and he does not realize the Word of the Shabad. The Vedas tell all about virtue and vice, but only the Gurmukh drinks in the Ambrosial Nectar. || 15 || The One True Lord is all by Himself. There is no one else except Him. O Nanak, true is the mind of one who is attuned to the Naam; he speaks Truth, and nothing but Truth. || 16 || 6 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: The True Lord has established the Throne of Truth. He dwells in His own home deep within the self, where there is no emotional attachment to Maya. The True Lord dwells deep within the nucleus of the Gurmukh's heart forever; his actions are excellent. || 1 || True is his merchandise, and true is his trade. There is no doubt within him, and no expanse of duality. He has earned the true wealth, which is never exhausted. How few are those who contemplate this, and understand. || 2 || They alone are attached to the True Name, whom the Lord Himself attaches. The Word of the Shabad is deep within the nucleus of the self; good fortune is recorded upon their foreheads. Through the True Word of the Shabad, they sing the True Praises of the Lord; they are attuned to contemplative meditation on the Shabad. || 3 || I praise the True Lord, the Truest of the True. I see the One Lord, and no other. The Guru's Teachings are the ladder to reach the highest of the high. the jewel of spiritual wisdom conquers egotism. || 4 || Emotional attachment to Maya is burnt away by the Word of the Shabad. The True One comes to dwell in the mind, when it pleases You, O Lord. True are all the actions of the truthful; the thirst of egotism is subdued. || 5 || All by Himself, God created emotional attachment to Maya. How rare are those who, as Gurmukh, realize the Lord. One who becomes Gurmukh practices Truth; true and excellent are his actions. || 6 || He does those deeds which are pleasing to my God; through the Shabad, he burns away egotism and the thirst of desire. Following the Guru's Teachings, he remains forever cool and calm deep within; he conquers and subdues his ego. || 7 || Those who are attached to the Truth are pleased with everything. They are embellished with the True Word of the Shabad. Those who are true in this world, are true in the Court of the Lord. The Merciful Lord adorns them with His Mercy. || 8 || Those who are attached to duality, and not the Truth, are trapped in emotional attachment to Maya; they totally suffer in pain. Without the Guru, they do not understand pain and pleasure; attached to Maya, they suffer in terrible pain. || 9 || Those whose minds are pleased with the True Word of the Shabad act according to pre-ordained destiny. They serve the True Lord, and meditate on the True Lord; they are imbued with contemplative meditation on the True Lord. || 10 || Service to the Guru seems sweet to them. Night and day, they are intuitively immersed in celestial peace. Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, their minds become immaculate; they love to serve the Guru. || 11 || Those humble beings are at peace, whom the True Guru attaches to the Truth. He Himself, in His Will, merges them into Himself. Those humble beings, whom the True Guru protects, are saved.


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The rest are ruined through emotional attachment to Maya. || 12 || The Gurmukh realizes the True Word of the Shabad. He has no family, and he has no mother. The One and Only Lord is pervading and permeating deep within the nucleus of all. He is the Support of all beings. || 13 || Egotism, possessiveness, and the love of duality - none of these shall go along with you; such is the pre-ordained will of our Lord and Master. Through the True Guru, practice Truth, and the True Lord shall take away your pains. || 14 || If You so bless me, then I shall find lasting peace. Through the True Word of the Shabad, I live the Truth. The True Lord is within me, and my mind and body have become True. I am blessed with the overflowing treasure of devotional worship. || 15 || He Himself watches, and issues His Command. He Himself inspires us to obey His Will. O Nanak, only those who are attuned to the Naam are detached; their minds, bodies and tongues are embellished with the Naam. || 16 || 7 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: He Himself created Himself, and came into being. The One Lord is pervading in all, remaining hidden. The Lord, the Life of the world, takes care of all. Whoever knows his own self, realizes God. || 1 || He who created Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, links each and every being to its tasks. He merges into Himself, whoever is pleasing to His Will. The Gurmukh knows the One Lord. || 2 || The world is coming and going in reincarnation. Attached to Maya, it dwells on its many sins. One who realizes the Word of the Guru's Shabad, praises forever the eternal, unchanging True Lord. || 3 || Some are attached to the root - they find peace. But those who are attached to the branches, waste their lives away uselessly. Those humble beings, who chant the Name of the Ambrosial Lord, produce the ambrosial fruit. || 4 || I have no virtues; what words should I speak? You see all, and weigh them on Your scale. By Your will, You preserve me, and so do I remain. The Gurmukh knows the One Lord. || 5 || According to Your Will, You link me to my true tasks. Renouncing vice, I am immersed in virtue. The One Immaculate True Lord abides in virtue; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, He is realized. || 6 || Wherever I look, there I see Him. Duality and evil-mindedness are destroyed through the Shabad. The One Lord God is immersed in His Oneness. He is attuned forever to His own delight. || 7 || The body-lotus is withering away, but the ignorant, self-willed manmukh does not understand the Shabad. By Guru's Grace, he searches his body, and finds the Great Giver, the Life of the world. || 8 || The Lord frees up the body-fortress, which was seized by sins, when one keeps the Dear Lord enshrined forever in the heart. The fruits of his desires are obtained, and he is dyed in the permanent color of the Lord's Love. || 9 || The self-willed manmukh speaks of spiritual wisdom, but does not understand. Again and again, he comes into the world, but he finds no place of rest. The Gurmukh is spiritually wise, and praises the Lord forever. Throughout each and every age, the Gurmukh knows the One Lord. || 10 || All the deeds which the manmukh does bring pain - nothing but pain. The Word of the Shabad is not within him; how can he go to the Court of the Lord? The True Shabad dwells deep within the mind of the Gurmukh; he serves the Giver of peace forever.


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|| 11 || Wherever I look, I see You, everywhere. Through the Perfect Guru, all this is known. I meditate forever and ever on the Naam; this mind is imbued with the Naam. || 12 || Imbued with the Naam, the body is sanctified. Without the Naam, they are drowned and die without water. They come and go, but do not understand the Naam. Some, as Gurmukh, realize the Word of the Shabad. || 13 || The Perfect True Guru has imparted this understanding. Without the Name, no one attains liberation. Through the Naam, the Name of the Lord, one is blessed with glorious greatness; he remains intuitively attuned to the Lord's Love. || 14 || The body-village crumbles and collapses into a pile of dust. Without the Shabad, the cycle of reincarnation is not brought to an end. One who knows the One Lord, through the True Guru, praises the True Lord, and remains immersed in the True Lord. || 15 || The True Word of the Shabad comes to dwell in the mind, when the Lord bestows His Glance of Grace. O Nanak, those who are attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Formless Lord, realize the True Lord in His True Court. || 16 || 8 || MARU, SOLHAY, THIRD MEHL: O Creator, it is You Yourself who does all. All beings and creatures are under Your Protection. You are hidden, and yet permeating within all; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, You are realized. || 1 || Devotion to the Lord is a treasure overflowing. He Himself blesses us with contemplative meditation on the Shabad. You do whatever You please; my mind is attuned to the True Lord. || 2 || You Yourself are the priceless diamond and jewel. In Your Mercy, You weigh with Your scale. All beings and creatures are under Your protection. One who is blessed by Your Grace realizes his own self. || 3 || One who receives Your Mercy, O Primal Lord, does not die, and is not reborn; he is released from the cycle of reincarnation. He sings the Glorious Praises of the True Lord, day and night, and, throughout the ages, he knows the One Lord. || 4 || Emotional attachment to Maya wells up throughout the whole world, from Brahma, Vishnu and all the demi-gods. Those who are pleasing to Your Will, are attached to the Naam; through spiritual wisdom and understanding, You are recognized. || 5 || The world is engrossed in vice and virtue. Happiness and misery are totally loaded with pain. One who becomes Gurmukh finds peace; such a Gurmukh recognizes the Naam. || 6 || No one can erase the record of one's actions. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, one finds the door of salvation. One who conquers self-conceit and recognizes the Lord, obtains the fruits of his pre-destined rewards. || 7 || Emotionally attached to Maya, one's consciousness is not attached to the Lord. In the love of duality, he will suffer terrible agony in the world hereafter. The hypocritical, self-willed manmukhs are deluded by doubt; at the very last moment, they regret and repent. || 8 || In accordance with the Lord's Will, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. He is rid of all sinful residues, and all suffering. The Lord is immaculate, and immaculate is the Word of His Bani. My mind is imbued with the Lord. || 9 || One who is blessed with the Lord's Glance of Grace, obtains the Lord, the treasure of virtue. Egotism and possessiveness are brought to an end. The One Lord is the only Giver of virtue and vice, merits and demerits; how rare are those who, as Gurmukh, understand this. || 10 || My God is immaculate, and utterly infinite. God unites with Himself, through contemplation of the Word of the Guru's Shabad.


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He Himself forgives, and implants the Truth. The mind and body are then attuned to the True Lord. || 11 || Within the polluted mind and body is the Light of the Infinite Lord. One who understands the Guru's Teachings, contemplates this. Conquering egotism, the mind becomes immaculate forever; with his tongue, he serves the Lord, the Giver of peace. || 12 || In the fortress of the body there are many shops and bazaars; within them is the Naam, the Name of the utterly infinite Lord. In His Court, one is embellished forever with the Word of the Guru's Shabad; he conquers egotism and realizes the Lord. || 13 || The jewel is priceless, inaccessible and infinite. How can the poor wretch estimate its worth? Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, it is weighed, and so the Shabad is realized deep within. || 14 || The great volumes of the Simritees and the Shaastras only extend the extension of attachment to Maya. The fools read them, but do not understand the Word of the Shabad. How rare are those who, as Gurmukh, understand. || 15 || The Creator Himself acts, and causes all to act. Through the True Word of His Bani, Truth is implanted deep within. O Nanak, through the Naam, one is blessed with glorious greatness, and throughout the ages, the One Lord is known. || 16 || 9 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: Serve the True Creator Lord. The Word of the Shabad is the Destroyer of pain. He is inaccessible and unfathomable; He cannot be evaluated. He Himself is inaccessible and immeasurable. || 1 || The True Lord Himself makes Truth pervasive. He attaches some humble beings to the Truth. They serve the True Lord and practice Truth; through the Name, they are absorbed in the True Lord. || 2 || The Primal Lord unites His devotees in His Union. He attaches them to true devotional worship. One who sings forever the Glorious Praises of the Lord, through the True Word of His Bani, earns the profit of this life. || 3 || The Gurmukh trades, and understands his own self. He knows no other than the One Lord. True is the banker, and True are His traders, who buy the merchandise of the Naam. || 4 || He Himself fashions and creates the Universe. He inspires a few to realize the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Those humble beings who serve the True Guru are true. He snaps the noose of death from around their necks. || 5 || He destroys, creates, embellishes and fashions all beings, and attaches them to duality, attachment and Maya. The self-willed manmukhs wander around forever, acting blindly. Death has strung his noose around their necks. || 6 || He Himself forgives, and enjoins us to serve the Guru. Through the Guru's Teachings, the Naam comes to dwell within the mind. Night and day, meditate on the Naam, the Name of the True Lord, and earn the profit of the Naam in this world. || 7 || He Himself is True, and True is His Name. The Gurmukh bestows it, and enshrines it within the mind. Noble and exalted are those, within whose mind the Lord abides. Their heads are free of strife. || 8 || He is inaccessible and unfathomable; His value cannot be appraised. By Guru's Grace, He dwells within the mind. No one calls that person to account, who praises the Word of the Shabad, the Giver of virtue. || 9 || Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva serve Him. Even they cannot find the limits of the unseen, unknowable Lord. Those who are blessed by Your Glance of Grace, become Gurmukh, and comprehend the incomprehensible.


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|| 10 || The Perfect True Guru has imparted this understanding. I have enshrined the Naam, the One Name, within my mind. I chant the Naam, and meditate on the Naam. Singing His Glorious Praises, I enter the Mansion of the Lord's Presence. || 11 || The servant serves, and obeys the Command of the Infinite Lord. The self-willed manmukhs do not know the value of the Lord's Command. By the Hukam of the Lord's Command, one is exalted; by His Hukam, one is glorified; by His Hukam, one becomes carefree. || 12 || By Guru's Grace, one recognizes the Lord's Hukam. The wandering mind is restrained, and brought back to the home of the One Lord. Imbued with the Naam, one remains forever detached; the jewel of the Naam rests within the mind. || 13 || The One Lord is pervasive throughout all the world. By Guru's Grace, He is revealed. Those humble beings who praise the Shabad are immaculate; they dwell within the home of their own inner self. || 14 || The devotees abide forever in Your Sanctuary, Lord. You are inaccessible and unfathomable; Your value cannot be estimated. As it pleases Your Will, You keep us; the Gurmukh meditates on the Naam. || 15 || Forever and ever, I sing Your Glorious Praises. O my True Lord and Master, may I become pleasing to Your Mind. Nanak offers this true prayer: O Lord, please bless me with Truth, that I may merge in the Truth. || 16 || 1 || 10 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: Those who serve the True Guru are very fortunate. Night and day, they remain lovingly attuned to the True Name. The Lord, the Giver of peace, abides forever deep within their hearts; they delight in the True Word of the Shabad. || 1 || When the Lord grants His Grace, one meets with the Guru. The Name of the Lord is enshrined within the mind. The Lord, the Giver of peace, abides forever within the mind; the mind is delighted with the Word of the Shabad. || 2 || When the Lord bestows His Mercy, He unites in His Union. Egotism and attachment are burned away by the Shabad. In the Love of the One Lord, one remains liberated forever; he is not in conflict with anyone. || 3 || Without serving the True Guru, there is only pitch-black darkness. Without the Shabad, no one crosses over to the other side. Those who are imbued with the Shabad, are very detached. They earn the profit of the True Word of the Shabad. || 4 || Pain and pleasure are pre-ordained by the Creator. He Himself has caused the love of duality to be pervasive. One who becomes Gurmukh remains detached; how can anyone trust the self-willed manmukh? || 5 || Those who do not recognize the Shabad are manmukhs. They do not know the essence of the Fear of the Guru. Without this Fear, how can anyone find the Fearless True Lord? The Messenger of Death will pull the breath out. || 6 || The invulnerable Messenger of Death cannot be killed. The Word of the Guru's Shabad prevents him from approaching. When he hears the Word of the Shabad, he runs far away. He is afraid that the self-sufficient Dear Lord will kill him. || 7 || The Dear Lord is the Ruler above all. What can this wretched Messenger of Death do? As slave to the Hukam of the Lord's Command, the mortal acts according to His Hukam. According to His Hukam, he is deprived of his breath. || 8 || The Gurmukh realizes that the True Lord created the creation. The Gurmukh knows that the Lord has expanded the entire expanse. One who becomes Gurmukh, understands the True Lord. Through the True Word of the Shabad, he finds peace. || 9 || The Gurmukh knows that the Lord is the Architect of karma.

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