Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation


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|| 16 || 7 || 21 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: The Formless Lord created the universe of form. By the Hukam of His Command, He created attachment to Maya. The Creator Himself stages all the plays; hearing of the True Lord, enshrine Him in your mind. || 1 || Maya, the mother, gave birth to the three gunas, the three qualities, and proclaimed the four Vedas to Brahma. Creating the years, months, days and dates, He infused intelligence into the world. || 2 || Service to the Guru is the most excellent action. Enshrine the Lord's Name within your heart. The Word of the Guru's Bani prevails throughout the world; through this Bani, the Lord's Name is obtained. || 3 || He reads the Vedas, but he starts arguments night and day. He does not remember the Naam, the Name of the Lord; he is bound and gagged by the Messenger of Death. In the love of duality, he suffers in pain forever; he is deluded by doubt, and confused by the three gunas. || 4 || The Gurmukh is in love with the One Lord alone; he submerges in his mind the three-phased desire. Through the True Word of the Shabad, he is liberated forever; he renounces emotional attachment to Maya. || 5 || Those who are so pre-ordained to be imbued, are imbued with love for the Lord. By Guru's Grace, they are intuitively intoxicated. Serving the True Guru forever, they find God; He Himself unites them with Himself. || 6 || In attachment to Maya and doubt, the Lord is not found. Attached to the love of duality, one suffers in pain. The crimson color lasts for only a few days; all too soon, it fades away. || 7 || So color this mind in the Fear and the Love of God. Dyed in this color, one merges in the True Lord. By perfect destiny, some may obtain this color. Through the Guru's Teachings, this color is applied. || 8 || The self-willed manmukhs take great pride in themselves. In the Court of the Lord, they are never honored. Attached to duality, they waste their lives; without understanding, they suffer in pain. || 9 || My God has hidden Himself deep within the self. By Guru's Grace, one is united in the Lord's Union. God is True, and True is His trade, through which the priceless Naam is obtained. || 10 || No one has found this body's value. My Lord and Master has worked His handiwork. One who becomes Gurmukh purifies his body, and then the Lord unites him with Himself. || 11 || Within the body, one loses, and within the body, one wins. The Gurmukh seeks the self-sustaining Lord. The Gurmukh trades, and finds peace forever; he intuitively merges in the Celestial Lord. || 12 || True is the Lord's Mansion, and True is His treasure. The Great Giver Himself gives. The Gurmukh praises the Giver of peace; his mind is united with the Lord, and he comes to know His worth. || 13 || Within the body is the object; its value cannot be estimated. He Himself grants glorious greatness to the Gurmukh. He alone knows this object, to whom this store belongs; the Gurmukh is blessed with it, and does not come to regret. || 14 || The Dear Lord is pervading and permeating all. By Guru's Grace, He is found. He Himself unites in His Union; through the Word of the Shabad, one intuitively merges with Him. || 15 ||

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The True Lord Himself unites us in the Word of His Shabad. Within the Shabad, doubt is driven out. O Nanak, He blesses us with His Naam, and throgh the Naam, peace is found. || 16 || 8 || 22 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: He is inaccessible, unfathomable and self-sustaining. He Himself is merciful, inaccessible and unlimited. No one can reach up to Him; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, He is met. || 1 || He alone serves You, who pleases You. Through the Guru's Shabad, he merges in the True Lord. Night and day, he chants the Lord's Praises, day and night; his tongue savors and delights in the sublime essence of the Lord. || 2 || Those who die in the Shabad - their death is exalted and glorified. They enshrine the Lord's Glories in their hearts. Holding tight to the Guru's feet, their lives becomes prosperous, and they are rid of the love of duality. || 3 || The Dear Lord unites them in Union with Himself. Through the Guru's Shabad, self-conceit is dispelled. Those who remain attuned to devotional worship to the Lord, night and day, earn the profit in this world. || 4 || What Glorious Virtues of Yours should I describe? I cannot describe them. You have no end or limitation. Your value cannot be estimated. When the Giver of peace Himself bestows His Mercy, the virtuous are absorbed in virtue. || 5 || In this world, emotional attachment is spread all over. The ignorant, self-willed manmukh is immersed in utter darkness. Chasing after worldly affairs, he wastes away his life in vain; without the Name, he suffers in pain. || 6 || If God grants His Grace, then one finds the True Guru. Through the Shabad, the filth of egotism is burned away. The mind becomes immaculate, and the jewel of spiritual wisdom brings enlightenment; the darkness of spiritual ignorance is dispelled. || 7 || Your Names are countless; Your value cannot be estimated. I enshrine the Lord's True Name within my heart. Who can estimate Your value, God? You are immersed and absorbed in Yourself. || 8 || The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is priceless, inaccessible and infinite. No one can weigh it. You Yourself weigh, and estimate all; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, You unite, when the weight is perfect. || 9 || Your servant serves, and offers this prayer. Please, let me sit near You, and unite me with Yourself. You are the Giver of peace to all beings; by perfect karma, we meditate on You. || 10 || Chastity, truth and self-control come by practicing and living the Truth. This mind becomes immaculate and pure, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. In this world of poison, the Ambrosial Nectar is obtained, if it pleases my Dear Lord. || 11 || He alone understands, whom God inspires to understand. Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, one's inner being is awakened. Egotism and possessiveness are silenced and subdued, and one intuitively finds the True Lord. || 12 || Without good karma, countless others wander around. They die, and die again, only to be reborn; they cannot escape the cycle of reincarnation. Imbued with poison, they practice poison and corruption, and they never find peace. || 13 || Many disguise themselves with religious robes. Without the Shabad, no one has conquered egotism. One who remains dead while yet alive is liberated, and merges in the True Name. || 14 || Spiritual ignorance and desire burn this human body.

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He alone puts out this fire, who practices and lives the Guru's Shabad. His body and mind are cooled and soothed, and his anger is silenced; conquering egotism, he merges in the Lord. || 15 || True is the Lord and Master, and True is His glorious greatness. By Guru's Grace, a rare few attain this. Nanak offers this one prayer: through the Naam, the Name of the Lord, may I merge in the Lord. || 16 || 1 || 23 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: By Your Grace, please unite with Your devotees. Your devotees ever praise You, lovingly focusing on You. In Your Sanctuary, they are saved, O Creator Lord; You unite them in Union with Yourself. || 1 || Sublime and exalted is devotion to the Perfect Word of the Shabad. Peace prevails within; they are pleasing to Your Mind. One whose mind and body are imbued with true devotion, focuses his consciousness on the True Lord. || 2 || In egotism, the body is forever burning. When God grants His Grace, one meets the Perfect Guru. The Shabad dispels the spiritual ignorance within, and through the True Guru, one finds peace. || 3 || The blind, self-willed manmukh acts blindly. He is in terrible trouble, and wanders in reincarnation. He can never snap the noose of Death, and in the end, he suffers in horrible pain. || 4 || Through the Shabad, one's comings and goings in reincarnation are ended. He keeps the True Name enshrined within his heart. He dies in the Word of the Guru's Shabad, and conquers his mind; stilling his egotism, he merges in the Lord. || 5 || Coming and going, the people of the world are wasting away. Without the True Guru, no one finds permanence and stability. The Shabad shines its Light deep within the self, and one dwells in peace; one's light merges into the Light. || 6 || The five demons think of evil and corruption. The expanse is the manifestation of emotional attachment to Maya. Serving the True Guru, one is liberated, and the five demons are put under his control. || 7 || Without the Guru, there is only the darkness of attachment. Over and over, time and time again, they are drowned. Meeting the True Guru, Truth is implanted within, and the True Name becomes pleasing to the mind. || 8 || True is His Door, and True is His Court, His Royal Darbaar. The true ones serve Him, through the Beloved Word of the Shabad. Singing the Glorious Praises of the True Lord, in the true melody, I am immersed and absorbed in Truth. || 9 || Deep within the home of the self, one finds the home of the Lord. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, one easily, intuitively finds it. There, one is not afflicted with sorrow or separation; merge into the Celestial Lord with intuitive ease. || 10 || The evil people live in the love of duality. They wander around, totally attached and thirsty. They sit in evil gatherings, and suffer in pain forever; they earn pain, nothing but pain. || 11 || Without the True Guru, there is no Sangat, no Congregation. Without the Shabad, no one can cross over to the other side. One who intuitively chants God's Glorious Praises day and night - his light merges into the Light. || 12 || The body is the tree; the bird of the soul dwells within it. It drinks in the Ambrosial Nectar, resting in the Word of the Guru's Shabad. It never flies away, and it does not come or go; it dwells within the home of its own self. || 13 || Purify the body, and contemplate the Shabad. Remove the poisonous drug of emotional attachment, and eradicate doubt.

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The Giver of peace Himself bestows His Mercy, and unites us in Union with Himself. || 14 || He is always near at hand; He is never far away. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, realize that He is very near. Your heart-lotus shall blossom forth, and the ray of God's Divine Light shall illuminate your heart; He shall be revealed to You. || 15 || The True Lord is Himself the Creator. He Himself kills, and gives life; there is no other at all. O Nanak, through the Naam, the Name of the Lord, glorious greatness is obtained. Eradicating self-conceit, peace is found. || 16 || 2 || 24 ||



The Lord Lord Himself is the One who exalts and embellishes. Do not consider any other work. The True Lord abides deep within the heart of the Gurmukh, who intuitively merges in the True Lord. || 1 || The True Lord dwells within the minds of all. By Guru's Grace, they are intuitively absorbed in Him. Calling out, "Guru, Guru", I have found eternal peace; my consciousness is focused on the Guru's feet. || 2 || The True Guru is spiritual wisdom; the True Guru is worship and adoration. I serve the True Guru, and no other. From the True Guru, I have obtained the wealth, the jewel of the Naam. Service to the True Guru is pleasing to me. || 3 || Without the True Guru, those who are attached to duality come and go, and wander in reincarnation; these unfortunate ones die. O Nanak, even after they are emancipated, those who become Gurmukh remain in the Guru's Sanctuary. || 4 || The love of the Gurmukh is forever true. I beg for the invaluable Naam, the Name of the Lord, from the Guru. O Dear Lord, please be kind, and grant Your Grace; please keep me in the Guru's Sanctuary. || 5 || The True Guru trickles the Ambrosial Nectar into my mouth. My Tenth Gate has been opened and revealed. The unstruck sound current of the Shabad vibrates and resounds there, with the melody of the Guru's Bani; one is easily, intuitively absorbed in the Lord. || 6 || Those who are so pre-ordained by the Creator, pass their nights and days calling on the Guru. Without the True Guru, no one understands; focus your consciousness on the Guru's Feet. || 7 || The Lord Himself blesses those with whom He is pleased. The Gurmukh receives the wealth of the Naam. When the Lord grants His Grace, He bestows the Naam; Nanak is immersed and absorbed in the Naam. || 8 || The jewel of spiritual wisdom is revealed within the mind. The wealth of the Naam is easily, intuitively received. This glorious greatness is obtained from the Guru; I am forever a sacrifice to the True Guru. || 9 || With the rising of the sun, the darkness of the night is dispelled. Spiritual ignorance is eradicated, by the priceless jewel of the Guru. The True Guru is the fantastically valuable jewel of spiritual wisdom; blessed by God's Mercy, peace is found. || 10 || The Gurmukh obtains the Naam, and his good reputation increases. Imbued with the Naam, the Name of the Lord, he finds peace. He remains lovingly focused on the Naam. || 11 || The Gurmukh receives the Naam. In intuitive peace he wakes, and in intuitive peace he sleeps.

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The Gurmukh is immersed and absorbed in the Naam; Nanak meditates on the Naam. || 12 || The Ambrosial Nectar of the Guru's Bani is in the mouth of the devotees. The Gurmukhs chant and repeat the Lord's Name. Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, their minds forever blossom forth; they focus their minds on the Lord's Feet. || 13 || I am foolish and ignorant; I have no wisdom at all. From the True Guru, I have obtained understanding in my mind. O Dear Lord, please be kind to me, and grant Your Grace; let me be committed to serving the True Guru. || 14 || Those who know the True Guru realize the One Lord. The Giver of peace is all-pervading, permeating everywhere. Understanding my own soul, I have obtained the Supreme Status; my awareness is immersed in selfless service. || 15 || Those who are blessed with glorious greatness by the Primal Lord God are lovingly focused on the True Guru, who dwells within their minds. The Giver of life to the world Himself meets them; O Nanak, they are absorbed in His Being. || 16 || 1 || MARU, FOURTH MEHL: The Lord is inaccessible and unfathomable; He is eternal and imperishable. He dwells in the heart, and is all-pervading, permeating everywhere. There is no other Giver except Him; worship the Lord, O mortals. || 1 || No one can kill anyone who is saved by the Savior Lord. So serve such a Lord, O Saints, whose Bani is exalted and sublime. || 2 || When it seems that a place is empty and void, there, the Creator Lord is permeating and pervading. He causes the dried-up branch to blossom forth in greenery again; so meditate on the Lord - wondrous are His ways! || 3 || The One who knows the anguish of all beings - unto that Lord and Master, I am a sacrifice. Offer your prayers to the One who is the Giver of all peace and joy. || 4 || But one who does not know the state of the soul - do not say anything to such an ignorant person. Do not argue with fools, O mortals. Meditate on the Lord, in the state of Nirvaanaa. || 5 || Don't worry - let the Creator take care of it. The Lord gives to all creatures in the water and on the land. My God bestows His blessings without being asked, even to worms in soil and stones. || 6 || Do not place your hopes in friends, children and siblings. Do not place your hopes in kings or the business of others. Without the Lord's Name, no one will be your helper; so meditate on the Lord, the Lord of the world. || 7 || Night and day, chant the Naam. All your hopes and desires shall be fulfilled. O servant Nanak, chant the Naam, the Name of the Destroyer of fear, and your life-night shall pass in intuitive peace and poise. || 8 || Those who serve the Lord find peace. They are intuitively absorbed in the Lord's Name. The Lord preserves the honor of those who seek His Sanctuary; go and consult the Vedas and the Puraanas. || 9 || That humble being is attached to the Lord's service, whom the Lord so attaches. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, doubt and fear are dispelled. In his own home, he remains unattached, like the lotus flower in the water.

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|| 10 || One who serves in egotism is not accepted or approved. Such a person is born, only to die again, and come and go in reincarnation. Perfect is that penance and that service, which is pleasing to the Mind of my Lord. || 11 || What Glorious Virtues of Yours should I chant, O my Lord and Master? You are the Inner-knower, the Searcher of all souls. I beg for blessings from You, O Creator Lord; I repeat Your Name night and day. || 12 || Some speak in egotistical power. Some have the power of authority and Maya. I have no other Support at all, except the Lord. O Creator Lord, please save me, meek and dishonored. || 13 || You bless the meek and dishonored with honor, as it pleases You, O Lord. Many others argue in conflict, coming and going in reincarnation. Those people, whose side You take, O Lord and Master, are elevated and successful. || 14 || Those who meditate forever on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, by Guru's Grace, obtain the supreme status. Those who serve the Lord find peace; without serving Him, they regret and repent. || 15 || You are pervading all, O Lord of the world. He alone meditates on the Lord, upon whose forehead the Guru places His hand. Entering the Sanctuary of the Lord, I meditate on the Lord; servant Nanak is the slave of His slaves. || 16 || 2 ||



He infused His power into the earth. He suspends the heavens upon the feet of His Command. He created fire and locked it into wood. That God protects all, O Siblings of Destiny. || 1 || He gives nourishment to all beings and creatures. He Himself is the all-powerful Creator, the Cause of causes. In an instant, He establishes and disestablishes; He is your help and support. || 2 || He cherished you in your mother's womb. With every breath and morsel of food, He is with you, and takes care of you. Forever and ever, meditate on that Beloved; Great is His glorious greatness! || 3 || The sultans and nobles are reduced to dust in an instant. God cherishes the poor, and makes them into rulers. He is the Destroyer of egotistical pride, the Support of all. His value cannot be estimated. || 4 || He alone is honorable, and he alone is wealthy, within whose mind the Lord God abides. He alone is my mother, father, child, relative and sibling, who created this Universe. || 5 || I have come to God's Sanctuary, and so I fear nothing. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I am sure to be saved. One who adores the Creator in thought, word and deed, shall never be punished. || 6 || One whose mind and body are permeated with the Lord, the treasure of virtue, does not wander in birth, death and reincarnation. Pain vanishes and peace prevails, when one is satisfied and fulfilled. || 7 || My Lord and Master is my best friend.

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The Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, is in all places and interspaces. Meditating, meditating in remembrance on the Perfect Transcendent Lord, I am rid of all anxieties and calculations. || 8 || One who has the Name of the Lord has hundreds of thousands and millions of arms. The wealth of the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises is with him. In His Mercy, God has blessed me with the sword of spiritual wisdom; I have attacked and killed the demons. || 9 || Chant the Chant of the Lord, the Chant of Chants. You shall not see the 8.4 million types of hell; sing His Glorious Praises and remain saturated with loving devotion || 10 || He is the Savior of worlds and galaxies. He is lofty, unfathomable, inaccessible and infinite. That humble being, unto whom God grants His Grace, meditates on Him. || 11 || God has broken my bonds, and united me with Himself. In His Mercy, He has made me the slave of His home. The unstruck celestial sound current resounds and vibrates, when one performs acts of true service. || 12 || O God, I have enshrined faith in You within my mind. My egotistical intellect has been driven out. God has made me His own, and now I have a glorious reputation in this world. || 13 || Proclaim His Glorious Victory, and meditate on the Lord of the Universe. I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to my Lord God. I do not see any other except Him. The One Lord pervades the whole world. || 14 || True, True, True is God. By Guru's Grace, my mind is attuned to Him forever. Your humble servants live by meditating, meditating in remembrance on You, merging in You, O One Universal Creator. || 15 || The Dear Lord is the Beloved of His humble devotees. My Lord and Master is the Savior of all. Meditating in remembrance on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, all desires are fulfilled. He has saved the honor of servant Nanak. || 16 || 1 ||



The body-bride is attached to the Yogi, the husband-soul. She is involved with him, enjoying pleasure and delights. As a consequence of past actions, they have come together, enjoying pleasurable play. Whatever the husband does, the bride willingly accepts. The husband adorns his bride, and keeps her with himself. Joining together, they live in harmony day and night; the husband comforts his wife. || 2 || When the bride asks, the husband runs around in all sorts of ways. Whatever he finds, he brings to show his bride. But there is one thing he cannot reach, and so his bride remains hungry and thirsty. || 3 || With her palms pressed together, the bride offers her prayer, "O my beloved, do not leave me and go to foreign lands; please stay here with me. Do such business within our home, that my hunger and thirst may be relieved." || 4 || All sorts of religious rituals are performed in this age, but without the sublime essence of the Lord, not an iota of peace is found.

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When the Lord becomes Merciful, O Nanak, then in the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, the bride and the husband enjoy ecstasy and bliss. || 5 || The body-bride is blind, and the groom is clever and wise. The creation was created of the five elements. That merchandise, for which you have come into the world, is received only from the True Guru. || 6 || The body-bride says, "Please live with me, O my beloved, peaceful, young lord. Without you, I am of no account. Please give me your word, that you will not leave me". || 7 || The soul-husband says, "I am the slave of my Commander. He is my Great Lord and Master, who is not dependent on anyone. As long as He keeps me, I will remain with Him. When He summons me, I shall arise and depart." || 8 || The husband speaks words of Truth to the bride, but the bride is restless and inexperienced, and she does not understand anything. Again and again, she begs her husband to stay; she thinks that he is just joking when he answers her. || 9 || The Order comes, and the husband-soul is called. He does not consult with his bride, and does not ask her opinion. He gets up and marches off, and the discarded body-bride mingles with dust. O Nanak, behold the illusion of emotional attachment and hope. || 10 || O greedy mind - listen, O my mind! Serve the True Guru day and night forever. Without the True Guru, the faithless cynics rot away and die. The noose of Death is around the necks of those who have no guru. || 11 || The self-willed manmukh comes, and the self-willed manmukh goes. The manmukh suffers beatings again and again. The manmukh endures as many hells as there are; the Gurmukh is not even touched by them. || 12 || He alone is Gurmukh, who is pleasing to the Dear Lord. Who can destroy anyone who is robed in honor by the Lord? The blissful one is forever in bliss; he is dressed in robes of honor. || 13 || I am a sacrifice to the Perfect True Guru. He is the Giver of Sanctuary, the Heroic Warrior who keeps His Word. Such is the Lord God, the Giver of peace, whom I have met; He shall never leave me or go anywhere else. || 14 || He is the treasure of virtue; His value cannot be estimated. He is perfectly permeating each and every heart, prevailing everywhere. Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of the Destroyer of the pains of the poor; I am the dust of the feet of Your slaves. || 15 || 1 || 2 ||



My Blissful Lord is forever in bliss. He fills each and every heart, and judges each and everyone. The True Lord and Master is above the heads of all kings; there is none other than Him. || 1 || He is joyful, blissful and merciful. God's Light is manifest everywhere. He creates forms, and gazing upon them, He enjoys them; He Himself worships Himself. || 2 || He contemplates His own creative power. The True Lord Himself creates the expanse of the Universe. He Himself stages the play, day and night; He Himself listens, and hearing, rejoices. || 3 || True is His throne, and True is His kingdom.

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True is the treasure of the True Banker. He Himself is True, and true is all that He has established. True is the prevailing Order of the True Lord. || 4 || True is the justice of the True Lord. Your place is forever True, O God. True is Your Creative Power, and True is the Word of Your Bani. True is the peace which You give, O my Lord and Master. || 5 || You alone are the greatest king. By the Hukam of Your Command, O True Lord, our affairs are fulfilled. Inwardly and outwardly, You know everything; You Yourself are pleased with Yourself. || 6 || You are the great party-goer, You are the great enjoyer. You are detached in Nirvaanaa, You are the Yogi. All celestial comforts are in Your home; Your Glance of Grace rains Nectar. || 7 || You alone give Your gifts. You grant Your gifts unto all the beings of the world. Your treasures are overflowing, and are never exhausted; through them, we remain satisfied and fulfilled. || 8 || The Siddhas, seekers and forest-dwellers beg from You. The celibates and abstainers, and those who abide in peace beg from You. You alone are the Great Giver; all are beggars of You. You bless all the world with Your gifts. || 9 || Your devotees worship You with infinite love. In an instant, You establish and disestablish. Your weight is so heavy, O my infinite Lord and Master. Your devotees surrender to the Hukam of Your Command. || 10 || They alone know You, whom You bless with Your Glance of Grace. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they enjoy Your Love forever. They alone are clever, handsome and wise, who are pleasing to Your Mind. || 11 || One who keeps You in his consciousness, becomes carefree and independent. One who keeps You in his consciousness, is the true king. One who keeps You in his consciousness - what does he have to fear? And what else does he need to do? || 12 || Thirst and desire are quenched, and one's inner being is cooled and soothed. The True Guru has mended the broken one. Awareness of the Word of the Shabad has awakened within my heart. Shaking it and vibrating it, I drink in the Ambrosial Nectar. || 13 || I shall not die; I shall live forever and ever. I have become immortal; I am eternal and imperishable. I do not come, and I do not go. The Guru has driven out my doubts. || 14 || Perfect is the Word of the Perfect Guru. One who is attached to the Perfect Lord, is immersed in the Perfect Lord. His love increases day by day, and when it is weighed, it does not decrease. || 15 || When the gold is made one hundred percent pure, its color is true to the jeweller's eye. Assaying it, it is placed in the treasury by God the Jeweller, and it is not melted down again. || 16 || Your Naam is Ambrosial Nectar, O my Lord and Master. Nanak, Your slave, is forever a sacrifice to You. In the Society of the Saints, I have found great peace; gazing upon the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan, this mind is pleased and satisfied. || 17 || 1 || 3 ||



The Guru is the Lord of the World, the Guru is the Master of the Universe. The Guru is merciful, and always forgiving. The Guru is the Shaastras, the Simritees and the six rituals.

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The Guru is the Holy Shrine. || 1 || Meditating in remembrance on the Guru, all sinful residues are erased. Meditating in remembrance on the Guru, one is not strangled by the noose of Death. Meditating in remembrance on the Guru, the mind becomes immaculate; the Guru eliminates egotistical pride. || 2 || The Guru's servant is not consigned to hell. The Guru's servant meditates on the Supreme Lord God. The Guru's servant joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; the Guru ever gives the life of the soul. || 3 || At the Gurdwara, the Guru's Gate, the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises are sung. Meeting with the True Guru, one chants the Lord's Praises. The True Guru eradicates sorrow and suffering, and bestows honor in the Court of the Lord. || 4 || The Guru has revealed the inaccessible and unfathomable Lord. The True Guru returns to the Path, those who have wandered away. No obstacles stand in the way of devotion to the Lord, for one who serves the Guru. The Guru implants perfect spiritual wisdom. || 5 || The Guru has revealed the Lord everywhere. The Lord of the Universe is permeating and pervading the water and the land. The high and the low are all the same to Him. Focus your mind's meditation intuitively on Him. || 6 || Meeting with the Guru, all thirst is quenched. Meeting with the Guru, one is not watched by Maya. The Perfect Guru bestows truth and contentment; I drink in the Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 7 || The Word of the Guru's Bani is contained in all. He Himself hears it, and He Himself repeats it. Those who meditate on it, are all emancipated; they attain the eternal and unchanging home. || 8 || The Glory of the True Guru is known only to the True Guru. Whatever He does, is according to the Pleasure of His Will. Your humble servants beg for the dust of the feet of the Holy; Nanak is forever a sacrifice to You. || 9 || 1 || 4 ||



The Primal, Immaculate Lord God is formless. The Detached Lord is Himself prevailing in all. He has no race or social class, no identifying mark. By the Hukam of His Will, He created the entire universe. || 1 || Out of all the 8.4 million species of beings, God blessed mankind with glory. That human who misses this chance, shall suffer the pains of coming and going in reincarnation. || 2 || What should I say, to one who has been created. The Gurmukh receives the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. He alone is confused, whom the Lord Himself confuses. He alone understands, whom the Lord inspires to understand. || 3 || This body has been made the village of joy and sorrow. They alone are emancipated, who seek the Sanctuary of the True Guru. One who remains untouched by the three qualities, the three gunas - such a Gurmukh is blessed with glory. || 4 || You can do anything, but whatever you do, only serves to tie your feet. The seed which is planted out of season does not sprout, and all one's capital and profits are lost. || 5 || In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises are most sublime and exalted. Become Gurmukh, chant and focus your meditation.

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You shall save yourself, and save all your generations as well. You shall go to the Court of the Lord with honor. || 6 || All the continents, nether worlds, islands and worlds - God Himself has made them all subject to death. The One Imperishable Lord Himself is unmoving and unchanging. Meditating on Him, one becomes unchanging. || 7 || The Lord's servant becomes like the Lord. Do not think that, because of his human body, he is different. The waves of the water rise up in various ways, and then the water merges again in water. || 8 || A beggar begs for charity at His Door. When God pleases, He takes pity on him. Please bless me with the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, to satisfy my mind, O Lord. Through the Kirtan of Your Praises, my mind is held steady. || 9 || The Beauteous Lord and Master is not controlled in any way. The Lord does that which pleases the Saints of the Lord. He does whatever they wish to be done; nothing blocks their way at His Door. || 10 || Wherever the mortal is confronted with difficulty, there he should meditate on the Lord of the Universe. Where there are no children, spouse or friends, there the Lord Himself comes to the rescue. || 11 || The Great Lord and Master is inaccessible and unfathomable. How can anyone meet with God, the self-suficient One? Those who have had the noose cut away from around their necks, whom God has set back upon the Path, obtain a place in the Sangat, the Congregation. || 12 || One who realizes the Hukam of the Lord's Command is said to be His servant. He endures both bad and good equally. When egotism is silenced, then one comes to know the One Lord. Such a Gurmukh intuitively merges in the Lord. || 13 || The devotees of the Lord dwell forever in peace. With a child-like, innocent nature, they remain detached, turning away from the world. They enjoy various pleasures in many ways; God caresses them, like a father caressing his son. || 14 || He is inaccessible and unfathomable; His value cannot be estimated. We meet Him, only when He causes us to meet. The Lord is revealed to those humble Gurmukhs, who have such pre-ordained destiny inscribed upon their foreheads. || 15 || You Yourself are the Creator Lord, the Cause of causes. You created the Universe, and You support the whole earth. Servant Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of Your Door, O Lord; if it is Your Will, please preserve his honor. || 16 || 1 || 5 ||



Whatever is seen is You, O One Lord. What the ears hear is the Word of Your Bani. There is nothing else to be seen at all. You give support to all. || 1 || You Yourself are conscious of Your Creation. You Yourself established Yourself, O God. Creating Yourself, You formed the expanse of the Universe; You Yourself cherish and sustain each and every heart. || 2 || You created some to hold great and royal courts. Some turn away from the world in renunciation, and some maintain their households.

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