Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation

 
 

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Some are hungry and some are satisfied and satiated, but all lean on Your Support. || 3 || The True Lord Himself is True, True, True. He is woven into the essence of His devotees, through and through. He Himself is hidden, and He Himself is revealed. He Himself spreads Himself out. || 4 || Forever, forever and ever, He shall always exist. He is lofty, inaccessible, unfathomable and infinite. He fills the empty, and empties out the filled; such are the plays and dramas of my Lord and Master. || 5 || With my mouth, I praise my True Lord King. With my eyes, I behold the inaccessible and unfathomable Lord. Listening, listening with my ears, my mind and body are rejuvenated; my Lord and Master saves all. || 6 || He created the creation, and gazes upon what He has created. All beings and creatures meditate on Him. He Himself knows His creative power; He blesses with His Glance of Grace. || 7 || Where the Saints gather together and sit, God dwells close at hand. They abide in bliss and joy, beholding the Lord's wondrous play. They sing the Glories of the Lord, and the unstruck sound current of His Bani; O Nanak, His slaves remain conscious of Him. || 8 || Coming and going is all Your wondrous play. Creating the Creation, You gaze upon Your infinite play. Creating the Creation, You Yourself cherish and nurture it. || 9 || Listening, listening to Your Glory, I live. Forever and ever, I am a sacrifice to You. With my palms pressed together, I meditate in remembrance on You, day and night, O my inaccessible, infinite Lord and Master. || 10 || Other than You, who else should I praise? I meditate on the One and Only Lord within my mind. Realizing the Hukam of Your Will, Your humble servants are enraptured; this is the achievement of Your devotees. || 11 || Following the Guru's Teachings, I meditate on the True Lord within my mind. Following the Guru's Teachings, I am immersed in the Lord's Love. Following the Guru's Teachings, all bonds are broken, and this doubt and emotional attachment are burnt away. || 12 || Wherever He keeps me, is my place of rest. Whatever naturally happens, I accept that as good. Hatred is gone - I have no hatred at all; I see the One Lord in all. || 13 || Fear has been removed, and darkness has been dispelled. The all-powerful, primal, detached Lord God has been revealed. Forsaking self-conceit, I have entered His Sanctuary, and I work for Him. || 14 || Rare are those few, very blessed people, who come into the world, and meditate on their Lord and Master, twenty-four hours a day. Associating with such humble people, all are saved, and their families are saved as well. || 15 || This is the blessing which I have received from my Lord and Master. Twenty-four hours a day, with my palms pressed together, I meditate on Him. I chant the Naam, and through the Naam, I intuitively merge into the Lord; O Nanak, may I be blessed with the Naam, and ever repeat it. || 16 || 1 || 6 || MARU, FIFTH MEHL: Do not be fooled by appearances, you fool. This is a false attachment to the expanse of an illusion. No one can remain in this world; only the One Lord is permanent and unchanging. || 1 || Seek the Sanctuary of the Perfect Guru. He shall eradicate all emotional attachment, sorrow and doubt. He shall administer the medicine, the Mantra of the One Name.


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Sing the True Name within your heart. || 2 || So many gods yearn for the Naam, the Name of the Lord. All the devotees serve Him. He is the Master of the masterless, the Destroyer of the pains of the poor. His Name is obtained from the Perfect Guru. || 3 || I cannot conceive of any other door. One who wanders through the three worlds, understands nothing. The True Guru is the banker, with the treasure of the Naam. This jewel is obtained from Him. || 4 || The dust of His feet purifies. Even the angelic beings and gods cannot obtain it, O friend. The True Guru is the True Primal Being, the Transcendent Lord God; meeting with Him, one is carried across to the other side. || 5 || O my beloved mind, if you wish for the 'tree of life'; if you wish for Kaamadhayna, the wish-fulfilling cow to adorn your court; if you wish to be satisfied and contented, then serve the Perfect Guru, and practice the Naam, the source of nectar. || 6 || Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the five thieves of desire are conquered. In the Fear of the Supreme Lord God, you shall become immaculate and pure. When one meets the Perfect Guru, the Philosopher's Stone, His touch reveals the Lord, the Philosopher's Stone. || 7 || Myriads of heavens do not equal the Lord's Name. The spiritually wise forsake mere liberation. The One Universal Creator Lord is found through the True Guru. I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan. || 8 || No one knows how to serve the Guru. The Guru is the unfathomable, Supreme Lord God. He alone is the Guru's servant, whom the Guru Himself links to His service, and upon whose forehead such blessed destiny is inscribed. || 9 || Even the Vedas do not know the Guru's Glory. They narrate only a tiny bit of what is heard. The True Guru is the Supreme Lord God, the Incomparable One; meditating in remembrance on Him, the mind is cooled and soothed. || 10 || Hearing of Him, the mind comes to life. When He dwells within the heart, one becomes peaceful and cool. Chanting the Guru's Name with the mouth, one obtains glory, and does not have to walk on the Path of Death. || 11 || I have entered the Sanctuary of the Saints, and placed before them my soul, my breath of life and wealth. I know nothing about service and awareness; please take pity upon this worm. || 12 || I am unworthy; please merge me into Yourself. Please bless me with Your Grace, and link me to Your service. I wave the fan, and grind the corn for the Saints; washing their feet, I find peace. || 13 || After wandering around at so many doors, I have come to Yours, O Lord. By Your Grace, I have entered Your Sanctuary. Forever and ever, keep me in the Company of the Saints; please bless me with this Gift of Your Name. || 14 || My World-Lord has become merciful, and I have obtained the Blessed Vision of the Darshan of the Perfect True Guru. I have found eternal peace, poise and bliss; Nanak is the slave of Your slaves. || 15 || 2 || 7 ||

MARU, SOLAHAS, FIFTH MEHL:

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

The earth and the Akaashic ethers meditate in remembrance. The moon and the sun meditate in remembrance on You, O treasure of virtue. Air, water and fire meditate in remembrance.


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All creation meditates in remembrance. || 1 || All the continents, islands and worlds meditate in remembrance. The nether worlds and spheres meditate in remembrance on that True Lord. The sources of creation and speech meditate in remembrance; all the Lord's humble servants meditate in remembrance. || 2 || Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva meditate in remembrance. The thirty-three million gods meditate in remembrance. The titans and demons all meditate in remembrance; Your Praises are uncountable - they cannot be counted. || 3 || All the beasts, birds and demons meditate in remembrance. The forests, mountains and hermits meditate in remembrance. All the vines and branches meditate in remembrance; O my Lord and Master, You are permeating and pervading all minds. || 4 || All beings, both subtle and gross, meditate in remembrance. The Siddhas and seekers meditate in remembrance on the Lord's Mantra. Both the visible and the invisible meditate in remembrance on my God; God is the Master of all worlds. || 5 || Men and women, throughout the four stages of life, meditate in remembrance on You. All social classes and souls of all races meditate in remembrance on You. All the virtuous, clever and wise people meditate in remembrance; night and day meditate in remembrance. || 6 || Hours, minutes and seconds meditate in remembrance. Death and life, and thoughts of purification, meditate in remembrance. The Shaastras, with their lucky signs and joinings, meditate in remembrance; the invisible cannot be seen, even for an instant. || 7 || The Lord and Master is the Doer, the Cause of causes. He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of all hearts. That person, whom You bless with Your Grace, and link to Your devotional service, wins this invaluable human life. || 8 || He, within whose mind God dwells, has perfect karma, and chants the Chant of the Guru. One who realizes God pervading deep within all, does not wander crying in reincarnation again. || 9 || Pain, sorrow and doubt run away from that one, within whose mind the Word of the Guru's Shabad abides. Intuitive peace, poise and bliss come from the sublime essence of the Naam; the unstruck sound current of the Guru's Bani intuitively vibrates and resounds. || 10 || He alone is wealthy, who meditates on God. He alone is honorable, who joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. That person, within whose mind the Supreme Lord God abides, has perfect karma, and becomes famous. || 11 || The Lord and Master is pervading the water, land and sky. There is no other said to be so. The ointment of the Guru's spiritual wisdom has eradicated all doubts; except the One Lord, I do not see any other at all. || 12 || The Lord's Court is the highest of the high. His limit and extent cannot be described. The Lord and Master is profoundly deep, unfathomable and unweighable; how can He be measured? || 13 || You are the Creator; all is created by You. Without You, there is no other at all. You alone, God, are in the beginning, the middle and the end. You are the root of the entire expanse. || 14 || The Messenger of Death does not even approach that person who sings the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. All desires are fulfilled, for one who listens with his ears to the Praises of God. || 15 || You belong to all, and all belong to You, O my true, deep and profound Lord and Master.


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Says Nanak, those humble beings are exalted, who are pleasing to Your Mind, O my Lord and Master. || 16 || 1 || 8 || MARU, FIFTH MEHL: God is the almighty Giver of all peace and joy. Be merciful to me, that I may meditate in remembrance on Your Name. The Lord is the Great Giver; all beings and creatures are beggars; His humble servants yearn to beg from Him. || 1 || I beg for the dust of the feet of the humble, that I may be blessed with the supreme status, and the filth of countless lifetimes may be erased. The chronic diseases are cured by the medicine of the Lord's Name; I beg to be imbued with the Immaculate Lord. || 2 || With my ears, I listen to the Pure Praises of my Lord and Master. With the Support of the One Lord, I have abandoned corruption, sexuality and desire. I humbly bow and fall at the feet of Your slaves; I do not hesitate to do good deeds. || 3 || O Lord, with my tongue I sing Your Glorious Praises. The sins which I have committed are erased. Meditating, meditating in remembrance on my Lord and Master, my mind lives; I am rid of the five oppressive demons. || 4 || Meditating on Your lotus feet, I have come aboard Your boat. Joining the Society of the Saints, I cross over the world-ocean. My flower-offering and worship is to realize that the Lord is dwelling alike in all; I shall not be reincarnated naked again. || 5 || Please make me the slave of Your slaves, O Lord of the world. You are the treasure of Grace, merciful to the meek. Meet with your companion and helper, the Perfect Transcendent Lord God; you shall never be separated from Him again. || 6 || I dedicate my mind and body, and place them in offering before the Lord. Asleep for countless lifetimes, I have awakened. He, to whom I belong, is my cherisher and nurturer. I have killed and discarded my murderous self-conceit. || 7 || The Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, is pervading the water and the land. The undeceivable Lord and Master is permeating each and every heart. The Perfect Guru has demolished the wall of doubt, and now I see the One Lord pervading everywhere. || 8 || Wherever I look, there I see God, the ocean of peace. The Lord's treasure is never exhausted; He is the storehouse of jewels. He cannot be seized; He is inaccessible, and His limits cannot be found. He is realized when the Lord bestows His Grace. || 9 || My heart is cooled, and my mind and body are calmed and soothed. The craving for birth and death is quenched. Grasping hold of my hand, He has lifted me up and out; He has blessed me with His Ambrosial Glance of Grace. || 10 || The One and Only Lord is permeating and pervading everywhere. There is none other than Him at all. God permeates the beginning, the middle and the end; He has subdued my desires and doubts. || 11 || The Guru is the Transcendent Lord, the Guru is the Lord of the Universe. The Guru is the Creator, the Guru is forever forgiving. Meditating, chanting the Guru's Chant, I have obtained the fruits and rewards; in the Company of the Saints, I have been blessed with the lamp of spiritual wisdom. || 12 || Whatever I see, is my Lord and Master God. Whatever I hear, is the Bani of God's Word. Whatever I do, You make me do; You are the Sanctuary, the help and support of the Saints, Your children. || 13 || The beggar begs, and worships You in adoration. You are the Purifier of the sinners, O Perfectly Holy Lord God. Please bless me with this one gift, O treasure of all bliss and virtue; I do not ask for anything else. || 14 ||


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God is the Creator of the body-vessel. In the Society of the Saints, the dye is produced. Through the Word of the Lord's Bani, one's reputation becomes immaculate, and the mind is colored by the dye of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 15 || The sixteen powers, absolute perfection and fruitful rewards are obtained, when the Lord and Master of infinite power is revealed. The Lord's Name is Nanak's bliss, play and peace; he drinks in the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord. || 16 || 2 || 9 ||

MARU, SOLHAS, FIFTH MEHL:

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

You are my Lord and Master; You have made me Your servant. My soul and body are all gifts from You. You are the Creator, the Cause of causes; nothing belongs to me. || 1 || When You sent me, I came into the world. Whatever is pleasing to Your Will, I do. Without You, nothing is done, so I am not anxious at all. || 2 || In the world hereafter, the Hukam of Your Command is heard. In this world, I chant Your Praises, Lord. You Yourself write the account, and You Yourself erase it; no one can argue with You. || 3 || You are our father; we are all Your children. We play as You cause us to play. The wilderness and the path are all made by You. No one can take the wrong path. || 4 || Some remain seated within their homes. Some wander across the country and through foreign lands. Some are grass-cutters, and some are kings. Who among these can be called false? || 5 || Who is liberated, and who will land in hell? Who is worldly, and who is a devotee? Who is wise, and who is shallow? Who is aware, and who is ignorant? || 6 || By the Hukam of the Lord's Command, one is liberated, and by His Hukam, one falls into hell. By His Hukam, one is worldly, and by His Hukam, one is a devotee. By His Hukam, one is shallow, and by His Hukam, one is wise. There is no other side except His. || 7 || You made the ocean vast and huge. You made some into foolish self-willed manmukhs, and dragged them into hell. Some are carried across, in the ship of Truth of the True Guru. || 8 || You issue Your Command for this amazing thing, death. You create all beings and creatures, and absorb them back into Yourself. You gaze in delight upon the one arena of the world, and enjoy all the pleasures. || 9 || Great is the Lord and Master, and Great is His Name. He is the Great Giver; Great is His place. He is inaccessible and unfathomable, infinite and unweighable. He cannot be measureed. || 10 || No one else knows His value. Only You Yourself, O Immaculate Lord, are equal to Yourself. You Yourself are the spiritual teacher, You Yourself are the One who meditates. You Yourself are the great and immense Being of Truth. || 11 || For so many days, You were absorbed in silent absorption. For so many days, there was only pitch darkness, and then the Creator revealed Himself. || 12 || You Yourself are called the God of Supreme Power.


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You Yourself are the hero, exerting Your regal power. You Yourself spread peace within; You are cool and icy calm. || 13 || One whom You bless and make Gurmukh - the Naam abides within him, and the unstruck sound current vibrates for him. He is peaceful, and he is the master of all; the Messenger of Death does not even approach him. || 14 || His value cannot be described on paper. Says Nanak, the Lord of the world is infinite. In the beginning, in the middle and in the end, God exists. Judgement is in His Hands alone. || 15 || No one is equal to Him. No one can stand up against Him by any means. Nanak's God is Himself all-in-all. He creates and stages and watches His wondrous plays. || 16 || 1 || 10 || MARU, FIFTH MEHL: The Supreme Lord God is imperishable, the Transcendent Lord, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. He is the Slayer of demons, our Supreme Lord and Master. The Supreme Rishi, the Master of the sensory organs, the uplifter of mountains, the joyful Lord playing His enticing flute. || 1 || The Enticer of Hearts, the Lord of wealth, Krishna, the Enemy of ego. The Lord of the Universe, the Dear Lord, the Destroyer of demons. The Life of the World, our eternal and ever-stable Lord and Master dwells within each and every heart, and is always with us. || 2 || The Support of the Earth, the man-lion, the Supreme Lord God. The Protector who tears apart demons with His teeth, the Upholder of the earth. O Creator, You assumed the form of the pygmy to humble the demons; You are the Lord God of all. || 3 || You are the Great Raam Chand, who has no form or feature. Adorned with flowers, holding the chakra in Your hand, Your form is incomparably beautiful. You have thousands of eyes, and thousands of forms. You alone are the Giver, and all are beggars of You. || 4 || You are the Lover of Your devotees, the Master of the masterless. The Lord and Master of the milk-maids, You are the companion of all. O Lord, Immacuate Great Giver, I cannot describe even an iota of Your Glorious Virtues. || 5 || Liberator, Enticing Lord, Lord of Lakshmi, Supreme Lord God. Savior of Dropadi's honor. Lord of Maya, miracle-worker, absorbed in delightful play, unattached. || 6 || The Blessed Vision of His Darshan is fruitful and rewarding; He is not born, He is self-existent. His form is undying; it is never destroyed. O imperishable, eternal, unfathomable Lord, everything is attached to You. || 7 || The Lover of greatness, who dwells in heaven. By the Pleasure of His Will, He took incarnation as the great fish and the tortoise. The Lord of beauteous hair, the Worker of miraculous deeds, whatever He wishes, comes to pass. || 8 || He is beyond need of any sustenance, free of hate and all-pervading. He has staged His play; He is called the four-armed Lord. He assumed the beautiful form of the blue-skinned Krishna; hearing His flute, all are fascinated and enticed. || 9 || He is adorned with garlands of flowers, with lotus eyes. His ear-rings, crown and flute are so beautiful. He carries the conch, the chakra and the war club; He is the Great Charioteer, who stays with His Saints. || 10 || The Lord of yellow robes, the Master of the three worlds. The Lord of the Universe, the Lord of the world; with my mouth, I chant His Name. The Archer who draws the bow, the Beloved Lord God; I cannot count all His limbs. || 11 || He is said to be free of anguish, and absolutely immaculate. The Lord of prosperity, pervading the water, the land and the sky.


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He is near this world and the nether regions of the underworld; His Place is permanent, ever-stable and imperishable. || 12 || The Purifier of sinners, the Destroyer of pain and fear. The Eliminator of egotism, the Eradicator of coming and going. He is pleased with devotional worship, and merciful to the meek; He cannot be appeased by any other qualities. || 13 || The Formless Lord is undeceivable and unchanging. He is the Embodiment of Light; through Him, the whole world blossoms forth. He alone unites with Him, whom He unites with Himself. No one can attain the Lord by himself. || 14 || He Himself is the milk-maid, and He Himself is Krishna. He Himself grazes the cows in the forest. You Yourself create, and You Yourself destroy. Not even a particle of filth attaches to You. || 15 || Which of Your Glorious Virtues can I chant with my one tongue? Even the thousand-headed serpent does not know Your limit. One may chant new names for You day and night, but even so, O God, no one can describe even one of Your Glorious Virtues. || 16 || I have grasped the Support, and entered the Sanctuary of the Lord, the Father of the world. The Messenger of Death is terrifying and horrendous, and sea of Maya is impassable. Please be merciful, Lord, and save me, if it is Your Will; please lead me to join with the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 17 || All that is seen is an illusion. I beg for this one gift, for the dust of the feet of the Saints, O Lord of the Universe. Applying it to my forehead, I obtain the supreme status; he alone obtains it, unto whom You give it. || 18 || Those, unto whom the Lord, the Giver of peace, grants His Mercy, grasp the feet of the Holy, and weave them into their hearts. They obtain all the wealth of the Naam, the Name of the Lord; the unstruck sound current of the Shabad vibrates and resounds within their minds. || 19 || With my tongue I chant the Names given to You. 'Sat Naam' is Your perfect, primal Name. Says Nanak, Your devotees have entered Your Sanctuary. Please bestow the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan; their minds are filled with love for You. || 20 || You alone know Your state and extent. You Yourself speak, and You Yourself describe it. Please make Nanak the slave of Your slaves, O Lord; as it pleases Your Will, please keep him with Your slaves. || 21 || 2 || 11 || MARU, FIFTH MEHL: O slave of the inaccessible Lord God Allah, forsake thoughts of worldly entanglements. Become the dust of the feet of the humble fakeers, and consider yourself a traveller on this journey. O saintly dervish, you shall be approved in the Court of the Lord. || 1 || Let Truth be your prayer, and faith your prayer-mat. Subdue your desires, and overcome your hopes. Let your body be the mosque, and your mind the priest. Let true purity be God's Word for you. || 2 || Let your practice be to live the spiritual life. Let your spiritual cleansing be to renounce the world and seek God. Let control of the mind be your spiritual wisdom, O holy man; meeting with God, you shall never die again. || 3 || Practice within your heart the teachings of the Koran and the Bible; restrain the ten sensory organs from straying into evil. Tie up the five demons of desire with faith, charity and contentment, and you shall be acceptable. || 4 || Let compassion be your Mecca, and the dust of the feet of the holy your fast. Let Paradise be your practice of the Prophet's Word. God is the beauty, the light and the fragrance. Meditation on Allah is the secluded meditation chamber. || 5 ||


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He alone is a Qazi, who practices the Truth. He alone is a Haji, a pilgrim to Mecca, who purifies his heart. He alone is a Mullah, who banishes evil; he alone is a saintly dervish, who takes the Support of the Lord's Praise. || 6 || Always, at every moment, remember God, the Creator within your heart. Let your meditation beads be the subjugation of the ten senses. Let good conduct and self-restraint be your circumcision. || 7 || You must know in your heart that everything is temporary. Family, household and siblings are all entanglements. Kings, rulers and nobles are mortal and transitory; only God's Gate is the permanent place. || 8 || First, is the Lord's Praise; second, contentment; third, humility, and fourth, giving to charities. Fifth is to hold one's desires in restraint. These are the five most sublime daily prayers. || 9 || Let your daily worship be the knowledge that God is everywhere. Let renunciation of evil actions be the water-jug you carry. Let realization of the One Lord God be your call to prayer; be a good child of God - let this be your trumpet. || 10 || Let what is earned righteously be your blessed food. Wash away pollution with the river of your heart. One who realizes the Prophet attains heaven. Azraa-eel, the Messenger of Death, does not cast him into hell. || 11 || Let good deeds be your body, and faith your bride. Play and enjoy the Lord's love and delight. Purify what is impure, and let the Lord's Presence be your religious tradition. Let your total awareness be the turban on your head. || 12 || To be Muslim is to be kind-hearted, and wash away pollution from within the heart. He does not even approach worldly pleasures; he is pure, like flowers, silk, ghee and the deer-skin. || 13 || One who is blessed with the mercy and compassion of the Merciful Lord, is the manliest man among men. He alone is a Shaykh, a preacher, a Haji, and he alone is God's slave, who is blessed with God's Grace. || 14 || The Creator Lord has Creative Power; the Merciful Lord has Mercy. The Praises and the Love of the Merciful Lord are unfathomable. Realize the True Hukam, the Command of the Lord, O Nanak; you shall be released from bondage, and carried across. || 15 || 3 || 12 || MARU, FIFTH MEHL: The Abode of the Supreme Lord God is above all. He Himself establishes, establishes and creates. Holding tight to the Sanctuary of God, peace is found, and one is not afflicted by the fear of Maya. || 1 || He saved you from the fire of the womb, and did not destroy you, when you were an egg in your mother's ovary. Blessing you with meditative remembrance upon Himself, He nurtured you and cherished you; He is the Master of all hearts. || 2 || I have come to the Sanctuary of His lotus feet. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I sing the Praises of the Lord. I have erased all the pains of birth and death; meditating on the Lord, Har, Har, I have no fear of death. || 3 || God is all-powerful, indescribable, unfathomable and divine. All beings and creatures serve Him. In so many ways, He cherishes those born from eggs, from the womb, from sweat and from the earth. || 4 || He alone obtains this wealth, who savors and enjoys, deep within his mind, the Name of the Lord. Grasping hold of his arm, God lifts him up and pulls him out of the deep, dark pit.


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Such a devotee of the Lord is very rare. || 5 || God exists in the beginning, in the middle and in the end. Whatever the Creator Lord Himself does, comes to pass. Doubt and fear are erased, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and then one is not afflicted by deadly pain. || 6 || I sing the most Sublime Bani, the Word of the Lord of the Universe. I beg for the dust of the feet of the Saadh Sangat. Eradicating desire, I have become free of desire; I have burnt away all my sins. || 7 || This is the unique way of the Saints; they behold the Supreme Lord God with them. With each and every breath, they worship and adore the Lord, Har, Har. How could anyone be too lazy to meditate on Him? || 8 || Wherever I look, there I see the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. I never forget God, my Lord and Master, even for an instant. Your slaves live by meditating, meditating in remembrance on the Lord; You are permeating the woods, the water and the land. || 9 || Even the hot wind does not touch one who remains awake in meditative remembrance, night and day. He delights and enjoys meditative remembrance on the Lord; he has no attachment to Maya. || 10 || Disease, sorrow and pain do not affect him; he sings the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. Please bless me with Your Name, O my Beloved Lord God; please listen to my prayer, O Creator. || 11 || Your Name is a jewel, O my Beloved Lord. Your slaves are imbued with Your Infinite Love. Those who are imbued with Your Love, become like You; it is so rare that they are found. || 12 || My mind longs for the dust of the feet of those who never forget the Lord. Associating with them, I obtain the supreme status; the Lord, my Companion, is always with me. || 13 || He alone is my beloved friend and companion, who implants the Name of the One Lord within, and eradicates evil-mindedness. Immaculate are the teachings of that humble servant of the Lord, who casts out sexual desire, anger and egotism. || 14 || Other than You, O Lord, no one is mine. The Guru has led me to grasp the feet of God. I am a sacrifice to the Perfect True Guru, who has destroyed the illusion of duality. || 15 || With each and every breath, I never forget God. Twenty-four hours a day, I meditate on the Lord, Har, Har. O Nanak, the Saints are imbued with Your Love; You are the great and all-powerful Lord. || 16 || 4 || 13 ||

MARU, FIFTH MEHL:

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

I enshrine the Lord's lotus feet continually within my heart. Each and every moment, I humbly bow to the Perfect Guru. I dedicate my body, mind and everything, and place it in offering before the Lord. His Name is the most beautiful in this world. || 1 || Why forget the Lord and Master from your mind? He blessed you with body and soul, creating and embellishing you. With every breath and morsel of food, the Creator takes care of His beings, who receive according to what they have done. || 2 || No one returns empty-handed from Him; twenty-four hours a day, keep the Lord in your mind.


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In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, meditate and vibrate upon your imperishable Lord and Master, and you shall be honored in the Court of the Lord. || 3 || The four great blessings, and the eighteen miraculous spiritual powers, are found in the treasure of the Naam, which brings celestial peace and poise, and the nine treasures. If you yearn in your mind for all joys, then join the Saadh Sangat, and dwell upon your Lord and Master. || 4 || The Shaastras, the Simritees and the Vedas proclaim that the mortal must be victorious in this priceless human life. Forsaking sexual desire, anger and slander, sing of the Lord with your tongue, O Nanak. || 5 || He has no form or shape, no ancestry or social class. The Perfect Lord is perfectly pervading day and night. Whoever meditates on Him is very fortunate; he is not consigned to reincarnation again. || 6 || One who forgets the Primal Lord, the Architect of karma, wanders around burning, and remains tormented. No one can save such an ungrateful person; he is thrown into the most horrible hell. || 7 || He blessed you with your soul, the breath of life, your body and wealth; He preserved and nurtured you in your mother's womb. Forsaking His Love, you are imbued with another; you shall never achieve your goals like this. || 8 || Please shower me with Your Merciful Grace, O my Lord and Master. You dwell in each and every heart, and are near everyone. Nothing is in my hands; he alone knows, whom You inspire to know. || 9 || One who has such pre-ordained destiny inscribed upon his forehead, that person is not afflicted by Maya. Slave Nanak seeks Your Sanctuary forever; there is no other equal to You. || 10 || In His Will, He made all pain and pleasure. How rare are those who remember the Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord. His value cannot be described. He is prevailing everywhere. || 11 || He is the devotee; He is the Great Giver. He is the Perfect Primal Lord, the Architect of karma. He is your help and support, since infancy; He fulfills your mind's desires. || 12 || Death, pain and pleasure are ordained by the Lord. They do not increase or decrease by anyone's efforts. That alone happens, which is pleasing to the Creator; speaking of himself, the mortal ruins himself. || 13 || He lifts us up and pulls us out of the deep dark pit; He unites with Himself, those who were separated for so many incarnations. Showering them with His Mercy, He protects them with His own hands. Meeting with the Holy Saints, they meditate on the Lord of the Universe. || 14 || Your worth cannot be described. Wondrous is Your form, and Your glorious greatness. Your humble servant begs for the gift of devotional worship. Nanak is a sacrifice, a sacrifice to You. || 15 || 1 || 14 || 22 || 24 || 2 || 14 || 62 ||

VAAR OF MARU, THIRD MEHL:

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

SHALOK, FIRST MEHL: If virtue is sold when there is no buyer, then it is sold very cheap. But if one meets a buyer of virtue, then virtue sells for hundreds of thousands.


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Meeting with a virtuous person, virtue is obtained, and one is immersed in the True Guru. Priceless virtues are not obtained for any price; they cannot be purchased in a store. O Nanak, their weight is full and perfect; it never decreases at all. || 1 || FOURTH MEHL: Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, they wander around, continually coming and going in reincarnation. Some are in bondage, and some are set free; some are happy in the Love of the Lord. O Nanak, believe in the True Lord, and practice Truth, through the lifestyle of Truth. || 2 || PAUREE: From the Guru, I have obtained the supremely powerful sword of spiritual wisdom. I have cut down the fortress of duality and doubt, attachment, greed and egotism. The Name of the Lord abides within my mind; I contemplate the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Through Truth, self-discipline and sublime understanding, the Lord has become very dear to me. Truly, truly, the True Creator Lord is all-pervading. || 1 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: Among the ragas, Kaydaaraa Raga is known as good, O Siblings of Destiny, if through it, one comes to love the Word of the Shabad, and if one remains in the Soceity of the Saints, and enshrines love for the True Lord. Such a person washes away the pollution from within, and saves his generations as well. He gathes in the capital of virtue, and destroys and drives out unvirtuous sins. O Nanak, he alone is known as united, who does not forsake his Guru, and who does not love duality. || 1 || FOURTH MEHL: Gazing upon the world-ocean, I am afraid of death; but if I live in the Fear of You, God, then I am not afraid. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, I am content; O Nanak, I blossom forth in the Name. || 2 || FOURTH MEHL: I get on board the boat and set out, but the ocean is churning with waves. The boat of Truth encounters no obstruction, if the Guru gives encouragement. He takes us across to the door on the other side, as the Guru keeps watch. O Nanak, if I am blessed with His Grace, I shall go to His Court with honor. || 3 || PAUREE: Enjoy your kingdom of bliss; as Gurmukh, practice Truth. Sitting upon the throne of Truth, the Lord administers justice; He unites us in Union with the Society of the Saints. Meditating on the Lord, through the True Teachings, we become just like the Lord. If the Lord, the Giver of peace, abides in the mind, in this world, then in the end, He becomes our help and support. Love for the Lord wells up, when the Guru imparts understanding. || 2 || SHALOK, FIRST MEHL: Confused and deluded, I wander around, but no one shows me the way. I go and ask the clever people, if there is there anyone who can rid me of my pain. If the True Guru abides within my mind, then I see the Lord, my best friend, there. O Nanak, my mind is satisfied and fulfilled, contemplating the Praises of the True Name. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: He Himself is the Doer, and He is the deed; He Himself issues the Command. He Himself forgives some, and He Himself does the deed. O Nanak, receiving the Divine Light from the Guru, suffering and corruption are burnt away, through the Name. || 2 || PAUREE: Don't be fooled by gazing at the riches of Maya, you foolish self-willed manmukh. It shall not go along with you when you must depart; all the wealth you see is false. The blind and ignorant do not understand, that the sword of death is hanging over their heads.

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