Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation

 
 

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Throughout the four ages, he recognizes the Word of the Guru's Shabad. The Gurmukh does not die, the Gurmukh is not reborn; the Gurmukh is immersed in the Shabad. || 10 || The Gurmukh praises the Naam, and the Shabad. God is inaccessible, unfathomable and self-sufficient. The Naam, the Name of the One Lord, saves and redeems throughout the four ages. Through the Shabad, one trades in the Naam. || 11 || The Gurmukh obtains eternal peace and tranqulity. The Gurmukh enshrines the Naam within his heart. One who becomes Gurmukh recognizes the Naam, and the noose of evil-mindedness is snapped. || 12 || The Gurmukh wells up from, and then merges back into Truth. He does not die and take birth, and is not consigned to reincarnation. The Gurmukh remains forever imbued with the color of the Lord's Love. Night and day, he earns a profit. || 13 || The Gurmukhs, the devotees, are exalted and beautified in the Court of the Lord. They are embellished with the True Word of His Bani, and the Word of the Shabad. Night and day, they sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, day and night, and they intuitively go to their own home. || 14 || The Perfect True Guru proclaims the Shabad; night and day, remain lovingly attuned to devotional worship. One who sings forever the Glorious Praises of the Lord, becomes immaculate; Immaculate are the Glorious Praises of the Sovereign Lord . || 15 || The True Lord is the Giver of virtue. How rare are those who, as Gurmukh, understand this. Servant Nanak praises the Naam; he blossoms forth in the ecstasy of the Name of the self-sufficient Lord. || 16 || 2 || 11 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: Serve the Dear Lord, the inaccessible and infinite. He has no end or limitation. By Guru's Grace, one who dwells upon the Lord deep within his heart - his heart is filled with infinite wisdom. || 1 || The One Lord is pervading and permeating amidst all. By Guru's Grace, He is revealed. The Life of the world nurtures and cherishes all, giving sustenance to all. || 2 || The Perfect True Guru has imparted this understanding. By the Hukam of His Command, He created the entire Universe. Whoever submits to His Command, finds peace; His Command is above the heads of kings and emperors. || 3 || True is the True Guru. Infinite is the Word of His Shabad. Through His Shabad, the world is saved. The Creator Himself created the creation; He gazes upon it, and blesses it with breath and nourishment. || 4 || Out of millions, only a few understand. Imbued with the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they are colored in His Love. They praise the Lord, the Giver of peace forever; the Lord forgives His devotees, and blesses them with His Praise. || 5 || Those humble beings who serve the True Guru are true. The falsest of the false die, only to be reborn. The inaccessible, unfathomable, self-sufficient, incomprehensible Lord is the Lover of His devotees. || 6 || The Perfect True Guru implants Truth within. Through the True Word of the Shabad, they sing His Glorious Praises forever. The Giver of virtue is pervading deep within the nucleus of all beings; He inscribes the time of destiny upon each and every person's head. || 7 || The Gurmukh knows that God is always ever-present. That humble being who serves the Shabad, is comforted and fulfilled. Night and day, he serves the True Word of the Guru's Bani; he delights in the True Word of the Shabad. || 8 || The ignorant and blind cling to all sorts of rituals. They stubborn-mindedly perform these rituals, and are consigned to reincarnation.


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For the sake of poison, they act in greed and possessiveness, and evil-minded duality. || 9 || The Perfect True Guru implants devotional worship within. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, he lovingly centers his consciousness on the Lord's Name. The Lord pervades his mind, body and heart; deep within, his mind is drenched with devotional worship and praise of the Lord. || 10 || My True Lord God is the Destroyer of demons. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, His devotees are saved. My True Lord God is forever True. He is the Emperor over the heads of kings. || 11 || True are those devotees, who are pleasing to Your Mind. They sing the Kirtan of His Praises at His Door; they are embellished and exalted by the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Night and day, they sing the True Word of His Bani. The Naam is the wealth of the poor. || 12 || Those whom You unite, Lord, are never separated again. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they praise You forever. You are the One Lord and Master over all. Through the Shabad, the Naam is praised. || 13 || Without the Shabad, no one knows You. You Yourself speak the Unspoken Speech. You Yourself are the Shabad forever, the Guru, the Great Giver; chanting the Lord's Name, You bestow Your treasure. || 14 || You Yourself are the Creator of the Universe. No one can erase what You have written. You Yourself bless the Gurmukh with the Naam, who is no longer skeptical, and is not held to account. || 15 || Your true devotees stand at the Door of Your Court. They serve the Shabad with love and affection. O Nanak, those who are attuned to the Naam remain detached; through the Naam, their affairs are resolved. || 16 || 3 || 12 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: My True Lord God has staged a play. He has created no one like anyone else. He made them different, and he gazes upon them with pleasure; he placed all the flavors in the body. || 1 || You Yourself vibrate the beat of the breath. Shiva and Shakti, energy and matter - You have placed them into the body. By Guru's Grace, one turns away from the world, and attains the jewel of spiritual wisdom, and the Word of the Shabad. || 2 || He Himself created darkness and light. He alone is pervasive; there is no other at all. One who realizes his own self - by Guru's Grace, the lotus of his mind blossoms forth. || 3 || Only He Himself knows His depth and extent. Other people can only listen and hear what is spoken and said. One who is spiritually wise, understands himself as Gurmukh; he praises the True Lord. || 4 || Deep within the body is the priceless object. He Himself opens the doors. The Gurmukh intuitively drings in the Ambrosial Nectar, and the fire of desire is quenched. || 5 || He placed all the flavors within the body. How rare are those who understand, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad. So search within yourself, and praise the Shabad. Why run around outside your self? || 6 || Without tasting, no one enjoys the flavor. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, one drinks in the Ambrosial Nectar. The Ambrosial Nectar is drunk, and the immoral status is obtained, when one obtains the sublime essence of the Guru's Shabad. || 7 || One who realizes himself, knows all virtues.


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Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, he chants the Name of the Lord. Night and day, he remains imbued with the Naam, day and night; he is rid of emotional attachment to Maya. || 8 || Serving the Guru, all things are obtained; egotism, possessiveness and self-conceit are taken away. The Lord, the Giver of peace Himself grants His Grace; He exalts and adorns with the Word of the Guru's Shabad. || 9 || The Guru's Shabad is the Ambrosial Bani. Night and day, chant the Name of the Lord. That heart becomes immaculate, which is filled with the True Lord, Har, Har. || 10 || His servants serve, and praise His Shabad. Imbued forever with the color of His Love, they sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. He Himself forgives, and unites them with the Shabad; the fragrance of sandalwood permeates their minds. || 11 || Through the Shabad, they speak the Unspoken, and praise the Lord. My True Lord God is self-sufficient. The Giver of virtue Himself unites them with the Shabad; they enjoy the sublime essence of the Shabad. || 12 || The confused, self-willed manmukhs find no place of rest. They do those deeds which they are pre-destined to do. Imbued with poison, they search out poison, and suffer the pains of death and rebirth. || 13 || He Himself praises Himself. Your Glorious Virtues are within You alone, God. You Yourself are True, and True is the Word of Your Bani. You Yourself are invisible and unknowable. || 14 || Without the Guru, the Giver, no one finds the Lord, though one may make hundreds of thousands and millions of attempts. By Guru's Grace, He dwells deep within the heart; through the Shabad, praise the True Lord. || 15 || They alone meet Him, whom the Lord unites with Himself. They are adorned and exalted with the True Word of His Bani, and the Shabad. Servant Nanak continually sings the Glorious Praises of the True Lord; singing His Glories, he is immersed in the Glorious Lord of Virtue. || 16 || 4 || 13 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: The One Lord is eternal and unchanging, forever True. Through the Perfect Guru, this understanding is obtained. Those who are drenched with the sublime essence of the Lord, meditate forever on Him; following the Guru's Teachings, they obtain the armor of humility. || 1 || Deep within, they love the True Lord forever. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they love the Lord's Name. The Naam, the embodiment of the nine treasures, abides within their hearts; they renounce the profit of Maya. || 2 || Both the king and his subjects are involved in evil-mindedness and duality. Without serving the True Guru, they do not become one with the Lord. Those who meditate on the One Lord find eternal peace. Their power is eternal and unfailing. || 3 || No one can save them from coming and going. Birth and death come from Him. The Gurmukh meditates forever on the True Lord. Emancipation and liberation are obtained from Him. || 4 || Truth and self-control are found through the Door of the True Guru. Egotism and anger are silenced through the Shabad. Serving the True Guru, lasting peace is found; humility and contentment all come from Him. || 5 || Out of egotism and attachment, the Universe welled up. Forgetting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, all the world perishes. Without serving the True Guru, the Naam is not obtained. The Naam is the True profit in this world. || 6 || True is His Will, beauteous and pleasing through the Word of the Shabad. The Panch Shabad, the five primal sounds, vibrate and resonate.


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Through the True Name, one's actions are forever embellished. Without the Shabad, what can anyone do? || 7 || One instant, he laughs, and the next instant, he cries. Because of duality and evil-mindedness, his affairs are not resolved. Union and separation are pre-ordained by the Creator. Actions already committed cannot be taken back. || 8 || One who lives the Word of the Guru's Shabad becomes Jivan Mukta - liberated while yet alive. He remains forever immersed in the Lord. By Guru's Grace, one is blessed with glorious greatness; he is not afflicted by the disease of egotism. || 9 || Eating tasty delicacies, he fattens up his body and wears religious robes, but he does not live to the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Deep with the nucleus of his being is the great disease; he suffers terrible pain, and eventually sinks into the manure. || 10 || He reads and studies the Vedas, and argues about them; God is within his own heart, but he does not recognize the Word of the Shabad. One who becomes Gurmukh churns the essence of reality; his tongue savors the sublime essence of the Lord. || 11 || Those who forsake the object within their own hearts, wander outside. The blind, self-willed manmukhs do not taste the flavor of God. Imbued with the taste of another, their tongues speak tasteless, insipid words. They never taste the sublime essence of the Lord. || 12 || The self-willed manmukh has doubt as his spouse. He dies of evil-mindedness, and suffers forever. His mind is attached to sexual desire, anger and duality, and he does not find peace, even in dreams. || 13 || The body becomes golden, with the Word of the Shabad as its spouse. Night and day, enjoy the enjoyments, and be in love with the Lord. Deep within the mansion of the self, one finds the Lord, who transcends this mansion. Realizing His Will, we merge in Him. || 14 || The Great Giver Himself gives. No one has any power to stand against Him. He Himself forgives, and unites us with the Shabad; The Word of His Shabad is unfathomable. || 15 || Body and soul, all belong to Him. The True Lord is my only Lord and Master. O Nanak, through the Word of the Guru's Bani, I have found the Lord. Chanting the Lord's Chant, I merge in Him. || 16 || 5 || 14 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: The Gurmukh contemplates the sound current of the Naad instead of the Vedas. The Gurmukh attains infinite spiritual wisdom and meditation. The Gurmukh acts in harmony with God's Will; the Gurmukh finds perfection. || 1 || The mind of the Gurmukh turns away from the world. The Gurmukh vibrates the Naad, the sound current of the Guru's Bani. The Gurmukh, attuned to the Truth, remains detached, and dwells in the home of the self deep within. || 2 || I speak the Ambrosial Teachings of the Guru. I lovingly chant the Truth, through the True Word of the Shabad. My mind remains forever imbued with the Love of the True Lord. I am immersed in the Truest of the True. || 3 || Immaculate and pure is the mind of the Gurmukh, who bathes in the Pool of Truth. No filth attaches to him; he merges in the True Lord. He truly practices Truth forever; true devotion is implanted within him. || 4 || True is the speech of the Gurmukh; true are the eyes of the Gurmukh. The Gurmukh practices and lives the Truth. He speaks the Truth forever, day and night, and inspires others to speak the Truth. || 5 || True and exalted is the speech of the Gurmukh. The Gurmukh speaks Truth, only Truth.


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The Gurmukh serves the Truest of the True forever; the Gurmukh proclaims the Word of the Shabad. || 6 || One who becomes Gurmukh understands. He rids himself of egotism, Maya and doubt. He ascends the sublime, exalted ladder of the Guru, and he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord at His True Door. || 7 || The Gurmukh practices true self-control, and acts in excellence. The Gurmukh obtains the gate of salvation. Through loving devotion, he remains forever imbued with the Lord's Love; eradicating self-conceit, he merges in the Lord. || 8 || One who becomes Gurmukh examines his own mind, and instructs others. He is lovingly attuned to the True Name forever. They act in harmony with the Mind of the True Lord. || 9 || As it pleases His Will, He unites us with the True Guru. As it pleases His Will, He comes to dwell within the mind. As it pleases His Will, He imbues us with His Love; as it pleases His Will, He comes to dwell in the mind. || 10 || Those who act stubborn-mindedly are destroyed. Wearing all sorts of religious robes, they do not please the Lord. Tinged by corruption, they earn only pain; they are immersed in pain. || 11 || One who becomes Gurmukh earns peace. He comes to understand death and birth. One who looks alike upon death and birth, is pleasing to my God. || 12 || The Gurmukh, while remaining dead, is respected and approved. He realizes that coming and going are according to God's Will. He does not die, he is not reborn, and he does not suffer in pain; his mind merges in the Mind of God. || 13 || Very fortunate are those who find the True Guru. They eradicate egotism and attachment from within. Their minds are immaculate, and they are never again stained with filth. They are honored at the Door of the True Court. || 14 || He Himself acts, and inspires all to act. He Himself watches over all; He establishes and disestablishes. The service of the Gurmukh is pleasing to my God; one who listens to the Truth is approved. || 15 || The Gurmukh practices Truth, and only Truth. The Gurmukh is immaculate; no filth attaches to him. O Nanak, those who contemplate the Naam are imbued with it. They merge in the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 16 || 1 || 15 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: He Himself fashioned the Universe, through the Hukam of His Command. He Himself establishes and disestablishes, and embellishes with grace. The True Lord Himself administers all justice; through Truth, we merge in the True Lord. || 1 || The body takes the form of a fortress. Emotional attachment to Maya has expanded throughout its expanse. Without the Word of the Shabad, the body is reduced to a pile of ashes; in the end, dust mingles with dust. || 2 || The body is the infinite fortress of gold; it is permeated by the Infinite Word of the Shabad. The Gurmukh sings the Glorious Praises of the True Lord forever; meeting his Beloved, he finds peace. || 3 || The body is the temple of the Lord; the Lord Himself embellishes it. The Dear Lord dwells within it. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the merchants trade, and in His Grace, the Lord merges them with Himself. || 4 || He alone is pure, who eradicates anger. He realizes the Shabad, and reforms himself. The Creator Himself acts, and inspires all to act; He Himself abides in the mind. || 5 || Pure and unique is devotional worship.


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The mind and body are washed clean, contemplating the Shabad. One who remains forever imbued with His Love, night and day - in His Mercy, the Lord inspires him to perform devotional worship service. || 6 || In this temple of the mind, the mind wanders around. Discarding joy like straw, it suffers in terrible pain. Without meeting the True Guru, it finds no place of rest; He Himself has staged this play. || 7 || He Himself is infinite; He contemplates Himself. He Himself bestows Union through actions of excellence. What can the poor creatures do? Granting forgiveness, He unites them with Himself. || 8 || The Perfect Lord Himself unites them with the True Guru. Through the True Word of the Shabad, he makes them brave spiritual heroes. Uniting them with Himself, He bestows glorious greatness; He inspires them to focus their consciousness on the True Lord. || 9 || The True Lord is deep within the heart. How rare are those who, as Gurmukh, realize this. The treasure of the Naam abides deep within their hearts; they meditate on the Naam with their tongues. || 10 || He wanders through foreign lands, but does not look within himself. Attached to Maya, he is bound and gagged by the Messenger of Death. The noose of death around his neck will never be untied; in the love of duality, he wanders in reincarnation. || 11 || There is no real chanting, meditation, penance or self-control, as long as one does not live to the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Accepting the Word of the Guru's Shabad, one obtains Truth; through Truth, one merges in the True Lord. || 12 || Sexual desire and anger are very powerful in the world. They lead to all sorts of actions, but these only add to all the pain. Those who serve the True Guru find peace; they are united with the True Shabad. || 13 || Air, water and fire make up the body. Emotional attachment to Maya rules deep within all. When one realizes the One who created him, emotional attachment to Maya is dispelled. || 14 || Some are engrossed in emotional attachment to Maya and pride. They are self-conceited and egotistical. They never think about the Messenger of Death; in the end, they leave, regretting and repenting. || 15 || He alone knows the Way, who created it. The Gurmukh, who is blessed with the Shabad, realizes Him. Slave Nanak offers ths prayer; O Lord, let my consciousness be attached to the True Name. || 16 || 2 || 16 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: From the very beginning of time, and throughout the ages, the Merciful Lord has been the Great Giver. Through the Shabad, the Word of the Perfect Guru, He is realized. Those who serve You are immersed in You. You unite them in Union with Yourself. || 1 || You are inaccessible and unfathomable; Your limits cannot be found. All beings and creatures seek Your Sanctuary. As is pleases Your Will, You guide us along; You Yourself place us on the Path. || 2 || The True Lord is, and shall always be. He Himself creates - there is no other at all. The Giver of peace takes care of all; He Himself sustains them. || 3 || You are inaccessible, unfathomable, invisible and infinite; no one knows Your extent. You Yourself realize Yourself. Through the Guru's Teachings, You reveal Yourself. || 4 ||


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Your Almighty Command prevails throughout the nether worlds, realms and worlds of form. By the Hukam of Your Command, You create, and by Your Command, You destroy. By Your Command, You unite in Union. || 5 || One who realizes Your Command, praises Your Command. You are Inaccessible, Unfathomable and Self-Sufficient. As is the understanding You give, so do I become. You Yourself reveal the Shabad. || 6 || Night and day, the days of our lives wear away. Night and day both bear witness to this loss. The blind, foolish, self-willed manmukh is not aware of this; death is hovering over his head. || 7 || The mind and body are cooled and soothed, holding tight to the Guru's Feet. Doubt is eliminated from within, and fear runs away. One is in bliss forever, singing the Glorious Praises of the True Lord, and speaking the True Word of His Bani. || 8 || One who knows You as the Architect of Karma, has the good fortune of perfect destiny, and recognizes the Word of the Guru's Shabad. The Lord, the Truest of the True, is his social class and honor. Conquering his ego, he is united with the Lord. || 9 || The stubborn and insensitive mind is attached to the love of duality. Deluded by doubt, the unfortunate wander around in confusion. But if they are blessed by God's Grace, they serve the True Guru, and easily obtain peace. || 10 || He Himself created the 8.4 million species of beings. Only in this human life, is devotional worship to the Guru implanted within. Without devotion, one lives in manure; he falls into manure again and again. || 11 || If one is blessed with His Grace, devotional worship to the Guru is implanted within. Without God's Grace, how can anyone find Him? The Creator Himself acts, and inspires all to act; as He wills, he leads us on. || 12 || The Simritees and the Shaastras do not know His limits. The blind fool does not recognize the essence of reality. The Creator Himself acts, and inspires all to act; He Himself deludes with doubt. || 13 || He Himself causes everything to be done. He Himself joins each and every person to his tasks. He Himself establishes and disestablishes, and watches over all; He reveals Himself to the Gurmukh. || 14 || The True Lord and Master is profoundly deep and unfathomable. Praising Him forever, the mind is comforted and consoled. He is inaccessible and unfathomable; His value cannot be estimated. He dwells in the mind of the Gurmukh. || 15 || He Himself is detached; all others are entangled in their affairs. By Guru's Grace, one comes to understand Him. O Nanak, the Naam, the Name of the Lord, comes to dwell deep within the heart; through the Guru's Teachings, one is united in His Union. || 16 || 3 || 17 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: For thirty-six ages, utter darkness prevailed. Only You Yourself know this, O Creator Lord. What can anyone else say? What can anyone explain? Only You Yourself can estimate Your worth. || 1 || The One Universal Creator created the entire Universe. All the plays and dramas are to Your glory and greatness. The True Lord Himself makes all distinctions; He Himself breaks and builds. || 2 || The Juggler has staged His juggling show. Through the Perfect Guru, one comes to behold it. One who remains forever detached in the Word of the Guru's Shabad - his consciousness is attuned to the True Lord. || 3 || The musical instruments of the body vibrate and resound. The Player Himself plays them. The breath flows equally through the hearts of each and every being.


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Receiving the breath, all the instruments sing. || 4 || Whatever the Creator does, surely comes to pass. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, egotism is consumed. By Guru's Grace, some are blessed with glorious greatness; they meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 5 || There is no other profit as great as service to the Guru. The Naam abides within my mind, and I praise the Naam. The Naam is forever the Giver of peace. Through the Naam, we earn the profit. || 6 || Without the Name, all the world suffers in misery. The more actions one does, the more the corruption increases. Without serving the Naam, how can anyone find peace? Without the Naam, one suffers in pain. || 7 || He Himself acts, and inspires all to act. By Guru's Grace, He reveals Himself to a few. One who becomes Gurmukh breaks his bonds, and attains the home of liberation. || 8 || One who calculates his accounts, burns in the world. His skepticism and corruption are never dispelled. One who becomes Gurmukh abandons his calculations; through Truth, we merge in the True Lord. || 9 || If God grants Truth, then we may attain it. By Guru's Grace, it is revealed. One who praises the True Name, and remains imbued with the Lord's Love, by Guru's Grace, finds peace. || 10 || The Beloved Naam, the Name of the Lord, is chanting, meditation, penance and self-control. God, the Destroyer, destroys sins. Through the Name of the Lord, the body and mind are cooled and soothed, and one is intuitively, easily absorbed into the Celestial Lord. || 11 || With greed within them, their minds are filthy, and they spread filth around. They do filthy deeds, and suffer in pain. They deal in falsehood, and nothing but falsehood; telling lies, they suffer in pain. || 12 || Rare is that person who enshrines the Immaculate Bani of the Guru's Word within his mind. By Guru's Grace, his skepticism is removed. He walks in harmony with the Guru's Will, day and night; remembering the Naam, the Name of the Lord, he finds peace. || 13 || The True Lord Himself is the Creator. He Himself creates and destroys. One who becomes Gurmukh, praises the Lord forever. Meeting the True Lord, he finds peace. || 14 || Making countless efforts, sexual desire is not overcome. Everyone is burning in the fires of sexuality and anger. Serving the True Guru, one brings his mind under control; conquering his mind, he merges in the Mind of God. || 15 || You Yourself created the sense of 'mine' and 'yours.' All creatures are Yours; You created all beings. O Nanak, contemplate the Naam forever; through the Guru's Teachings, the Lord abides in the mind. || 16 || 4 || 18 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: The Dear Lord is the Giver, inaccessible and unfathomable. He does not have even an iota of greed; He is self-sufficient. No one can reach up to Him; He Himself unites in His Union. || 1 || Whatever He does, surely comes to pass. There is no other Giver, except for Him. Whoever the Lord blesses with His gift, obtains it. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, He unites him with Himself. || 2 || The fourteen worlds are Your markets. The True Guru reveals them, along with one's inner being.


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One who deals in the Name, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, obtains it. || 3 || Serving the True Guru, one obtains intuitive bliss. The Lord of the Universe comes to dwell within the heart. He intuitively practices devotional worship day and night; God Himself practices devotional worship. || 4 || Those who are separated from the True Guru, suffer in misery. Night and day, they are punished, and they suffer in total agony. Their faces are blackened, and they do not obtain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence. They suffer in sorrow and agony. || 5 || Those who serve the True Guru are very fortunate. They intuitively enshrine love for the True Lord. They practice Truth, forever Truth; they are united in Union with the True Lord. || 6 || He alone obtains the Truth, unto whom the True Lord gives it. His inner being is filled with Truth, and his doubt is dispelled. The True Lord Himself is the Giver of Truth; he alone obtains the Truth, unto whom He gives it. || 7 || He Himself is the Creator of all. Only one whom He instructs, understands Him. He Himself forgives, and grants glorious greatness. He himself unites in His Union. || 8 || Acting egotistically, one loses his life. Even in the world hereafter, emotioal attachment to Maya does not leave him. In the world hereafter, the Messenger of Death calls him to account, and crushes him like sesame seeds in the oil-press. || 9 || By perfect destiny, one serves the Guru. If God grants His Grace, then one serves. The Messenger of Death cannot even approach him, and in the Mansion of the True Lord's Presence, he finds peace. || 10 || They alone find peace, who are pleasing to Your Will. By perfect destiny, they are attached to the Guru's service. All glorious greatness rests in Your Hands; he alone obtains it, unto whom You give it. || 11 || Through the Guru, one's inner being is enlightened and illumined. The wealth of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, comes to dwell in the mind. The jewel of spiritual wisdom ever illumines the heart, and the darkness of spiritual ignorance is dispelled. || 12 || The blind and ignorant are attached to duality. The unfortunates are drowned without water, and die. When they depart from the world, they do not find the Lord's door and home; bound and gagged at Death's door, they suffer in pain. || 13 || Without serving the True Guru, no one finds liberation. Go ask any spiritual teacher or meditator. Whoever serves the True Guru is blessed with glorious greatness, and honored in the Court of the True Lord. || 14 || One who serves the True Guru, the Lord merges into Himself. Cutting away attachment, one lovingly focuses on the True Lord. The merchants deal forever in Truth; they earn the profit of the Naam. || 15 || The Creator Himself acts, and inspires all to act. He alone is liberated, who dies in the Word of the Shabad. O Nanak, the Naam dwells deep within the mind; meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 16 || 5 || 19 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: Whatever You do, is done. How rare are those who walk in harmony with the Lord's Will. One who surrenders to the Lord's Will finds peace; he finds peace in the Lord's Will. || 1 || Your Will is pleasing to the Gurmukh. Practicing Truth, he intuitively finds peace. Many long to walk in harmony with the Lord's Will; He Himself inspires us to surrender to His Will. || 2 || One who surrenders to Your Will, meets with You, Lord.


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One who is pleased with Your Will is immersed in You. Glorious greatness rests in God's Will; rare are those who accept it. || 3 || When it pleases His Will, He leads us to meet the Guru. The Gurmukh finds the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. By Your Will, You created the whole Universe; those whom You bless with Your favor are pleased with Your Will. || 4 || The blind, self-willed manmukhs practice cleverness. They do not surrender to the Lord's Will, and suffer terrible pain. Deluded by doubt, they come and go in reincarnation; they never find the Mansion of the Lord's Presence. || 5 || The True Guru brings Union, and grants glorious greatness. The Primal Lord ordained service to the True Guru. Serving the True Guru, the Naam is obtained. Through the Naam, one finds peace. || 6 || Everything wells up from the Naam, and through the Naam, perishes. By Guru's Grace, the mind and body are pleased with the Naam. Meditating on the Naam, the tongue is drenched with the Lord's sublime essence. Through this essence, the Essence is obtained. || 7 || Rare are those who find the Mansion of the Lord's Presence within the mansion of their own body. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they lovingly focus their consciousness on the True Lord. Whoever the Lord blesses with Truth obtains Truth; he merges in Truth, and only Truth. || 8 || Forgetting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the mind and body suffer in pain. Attached to the love of Maya, he earns nothing but disease. Without the Name, his mind and body are afflicted with leprosy, and he obtains his home in hell. || 9 || Those who are imbued with the Naam - their bodies are immaculate and pure. Their soul-swan is immaculate, and in the Lord's Love, they find eternal peace. Praising the Naam, they find eternal peace, and dwell in the home of their own inner being. || 10 || Everyone deals and trades. Without the Name, all the world loses. Naked they come, and naked they go; without the Name, they suffer in pain. || 11 || He alone obtains the Naam, unto whom the Lord gives it. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the Lord comes to dwell in the mind. By Guru's Grace, the Naam dwells deep within the heart, and one meditates upon the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 12 || Everyone who comes into the world, longs for the Name. They alone are blessed with the Name, whose past actions were so ordained by the Primal Lord. Those who obtain the Name are very fortunate. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they are united with God. || 13 || Utterly incomparable is the fortress of the body. Within it, God sits in contemplation. He administers true justice, and trades in Truth; through Him, one finds the eternal, unchanging dwelling. || 14 || Deep within the inner self are glorious homes and beautiful places. But rare is that person who, as Gurmukh, finds these places. If one stays in these places, and praises the True Lord, the True Lord comes to dwell in the mind. || 15 || My Creator Lord has formed this formation. He has placed everything within this body. O Nanak, those who deal in the Naam are imbued with His Love. The Gurmukh obtains the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 16 || 6 || 20 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: Contemplating the Word of the Shabad, the body becomes golden. The Lord abides there; He has no end or limitation. Night and day, serve the Lord, and chant the True Word of the Guru's Bani.


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Through the Shabad, meet the Dear Lord. || 1 || I am a sacrifice to those who remember the Lord. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, I unite in Union with the Lord. I touch the dust of their feet to my face and forehead; sitting in the Society of the Saints, I sing His Glorious Praises. || 2 || I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, as I am pleasing to the Lord God. With the Lord's Name deep within my inner being, I am adorned with the Word of the Shabad. The Word of the Guru's Bani is heard throughout the four corners of the world; through it, we merge in the True Name. || 3 || That humble being, who searches within himself, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, sees the Lord with his eyes. Through the Guru's Shabad, he applies the ointment of spiritual wisdom to his eyes; the Gracious Lord, in His Grace, unites him with Himself. || 4 || By great good fortune, I obtained this body; in this human life, I have focused my consciousness on the Word of the Shabad. Without the Shabad, everything is enveloped in utter darkness; only the Gurmukh understands. || 5 || Some merely waste away their lives - why have they even come into the world? The self-willed manmukhs are attached to the love of duality. This opportunity shall not into their hands again; their foot slips, and they come to regret and repent. || 6 || Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the body is sanctified. The True Lord, the ocean of virtue, dwells within it. One who sees the Truest of the True everywhere, hears the Truth, and enshrines it within his mind. || 7 || Egotism and mental calculations are relieved through the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Keep the Dear Lord close, and enshrine Him in your heart. One who praises the Lord forever, through the Guru's Shabad, meets with the True Lord, and finds peace. || 8 || He alone remembers the Lord, whom the Lord inspires to remember. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, He comes to dwell in the mind. He Himself sees, and He Himself understands; He merges all into Himself. || 9 || He alone knows, who has placed the object within his mind. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, he comes to understand himself. That humble being who understands himself is immaculate. He proclaims the Guru's Bani, and the Word of the Shabad. || 10 || This body is sanctified and purified; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, it contemplates the Lord, the ocean of virtue. One who chants the Glorious Praises of the Lord night and day, and remains attuned to His Love, chants His Glorious Virtues, immersed in the Glorious Lord. || 11 || This body is the source of all Maya; in love with duality, it is deluded by doubt. It does not remember the Lord, and suffers in eternal pain. Without remembering the Lord, it suffers in pain. || 12 || One who serves the True Guru is approved and respected. His body and soul-swan are immaculate and pure; in the Court of the Lord, he is known to be true. He serves the Lord, and enshrines the Lord in his mind; he is exalted, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 13 || Without good destiny, no one can serve the True Guru. The self-willed manmukhs are deluded, and die weeping and wailing. Those who are blessed by the Guru's Glance of Grace - the Dear Lord unites them with Himself. || 14 || In the body fortress, are the solidly-constructed markets. The Gurmukh purchases the object, and takes care of it. Meditating on the Name of the Lord, day and night, he attains the sublime, exalted status. || 15 || The True Lord Himself is the Giver of peace. Through the Shabad of the Perfect Guru, He is realized. Nanak praises the Naam, the True Name of the Lord; through perfect destiny, He is found.

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