Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation

 
 

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By Guru's Grace, those who drink in the sublime essence of the Lord are saved. He Himself is the Doer, and He Himself is the Cause; the Lord Himself is our Saving Grace. || 3 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: Those who do not meet with the Guru, who have no Fear of God at all, continue coming and going in reincarnation, and suffer terrible pain; their anxiety is never relieved. They are beaten like clothes being washed on the rocks, and struck every hour like chimes. O Nanak, without the True Name, these entanglements are not removed from hanging over one's head. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: I have searched throughout the three worlds, O my friend; egotism is bad for the world. Don't worry, O my soul; speak the Truth, O Nanak, the Truth, and only the Truth. || 2 || PAUREE: The Lord Himself forgives the Gurmukhs; they are absorbed and immersed in the Lord's Name. He Himself links them to devotional worship; they bear the Insignia of the Guru's Shabad. Those who turn towards the Guru, as sunmukh, are beautiful. They are famous in the Court of the True Lord. In this world, and in the world hereafter, they are liberated; they realize the Lord. Blessed, blessed are those humble beings who serve the Lord. I am a sacrifice to them. || 4 || SHALOK, FIRST MEHL: The rude, ill-mannered bride is encased in the body-tomb; she is blackened, and her mind is impure. She can enjoy her Husband Lord, only if she is virtuous. O Nanak, the soul-bride is unworthy, and without virtue. || 1 || FIRST MEHL: She has good conduct, true self-discipline, and a perfect family. O Nanak, day and night, she is always good; she loves her Beloved Husband Lord. || 2 || PAUREE: One who realizes his own self, is blessed with the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Granting His Mercy, the Guru merges him in the Word of His Shabad. The Word of the Guru's Bani is immaculate and pure; through it, one drinks in the sublime essence of the Lord. Those who taste the sublime essence of the Lord, forsake other flavors. Drinking in the sublime essence of the Lord, they remain satisfied forever; their hunger and thirst are quenched. || 5 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: Her Husband Lord is pleased, and He enjoys His bride; the soul-bride adorns her heart with the Naam, the Name of the Lord. O Nanak, that bride who stands before Him, is the most noble and respected woman. || 1 || FIRST MEHL: In her father-in-law's home hereafter, and in her parents' home in this world, she belongs to her Husband Lord. Her Husband is inaccessible and unfathomable. O Nanak, she is the happy soul-bride, who is pleasing to her carefree, independent Lord. || 2 || PAUREE: That king sits upon the throne, who is worthy of that throne. Those who realize the True Lord, they alone are the true kings. These mere earthly rulers are not called kings; in the love of duality, they suffer. Why should someone praise someone else who is also created? They depart in no time at all. The One True Lord is eternal and imperishable. One who, as Gurmukh, understands becomes eternal as well. || 6 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: The One Lord is the Husband of all. No one is without the Husband Lord. O Nanak, they are the pure soul-brides, who merge in the True Guru. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: The mind is churning with so many waves of desire. How can one be emancipated in the Court of the Lord? Be absorbed in the Lord's True Love, and imbued with the deep color of the Lord's Infinite Love. O Nanak, by Guru's Grace, one is emancipated, if the consciousness is attached to the True Lord. || 2 || PAUREE: The Name of the Lord is priceless.


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How can its value be estimated? He Himself created the entire universe, and He Himself is pervading it. The Gurmukhs praise the Lord forever, and through the Truth, they assess Him. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the heart-lotus blossoms forth, and in this way, one drinks in the sublime essence of the Lord. Coming and going in reincarnation ceases, and one sleeps in peace and poise. || 7 || SHALOK, FIRST MEHL: Neither dirty, nor dull, nor saffron, nor any color that fades. O Nanak, crimson - deep crimson is the color of one who is imbued with the True Lord. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: The bumble bee intuitively and fearlessly dwells among the vegetation, flowers and fruits. O Nanak, there is only one tree, one flower, and one bumble bee. || 2 || PAUREE: Those humble beings who struggle with their minds are brave and distinguished heroes. Those who realize their own selves, remain forever united with the Lord. This is the glory of the spiritual teachers, that they remain absorbed in their mind. They attain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence, and focus their meditation on the True Lord. Those who conquer their own minds, by Guru's Grace, conquer the world. || 8 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: If I were to become a Yogi, and wander around the world, begging from door to door, then, when I am summoned to the Court of the Lord, what answer could I give? The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is the charity I beg for; contentment is my temple. The True Lord is always with me. Nothing is obtained by wearing religious robes; all will be seized by the Messenger of Death. O Nanak, talk is false; contemplate the True Name. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: Through that door, you will be called to account; do not serve at that door. Seek and find such a True Guru, who has no equal in His greatness. In His Sanctuary, one is released, and no one calls him to account. Truth is implanted within Him, and He implants Truth within others. He bestows the blessing of the True Shabad. One who has Truth within his heart - his body and mind are also true. O Nanak, if one submits to the Hukam, the Command of the True Lord God, he is blessed with true glory and greatness. He is immersed and merged in the True Lord, who blesses him with His Glance of Grace. || 2 || PAUREE: They are not called heroes, who die of egotism, suffering in pain. The blind ones do not realize their own selves; in the love of duality, they rot. They struggle with great anger; here and hereafter, they suffer in pain. The Dear Lord is not pleased by egotism; the Vedas proclaim this clearly. Those who die of egotism, shall not find salvation. They die, and are reborn in reincarnation. || 9 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: The crow does not become white, and an iron boat does not float across. One who puts his faith in the treasure of his Beloved Lord is blessed; he exalts and embellishes others as well. One who realizes the Hukam of God's Command - his face is radiant and bright; he floats across, like iron upon wood. Forsake thirst and desire, and abide in the Fear of God; O Nanak, these are the most excellent actions. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: The ignorant people who go to the desert to conquer their minds, are not able to conquer them. O Nanak, if this mind is to be conquered, one must contemplate the Word of the Guru's Shabad. This mind is not conquered by conquering it, even though everyone longs to do so. O Nanak, the mind itself conquers the mind, if one meets with the True Guru.


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|| 2 || PAUREE: He created both sides; Shiva dwells within Shakti (the soul dwells within the material universe). Through the material universe of Shakti, no one has ever found the Lord; they continue to be born and die in reincarnation. Serving the Guru, peace is found, meditating on the Lord with every breath and morsel of food. Searching and looking through the Simritees and the Shaastras, I have found that the most sublime person is the slave of the Lord. O Nanak, without the Naam, nothing is permanent and stable; I am a sacrifice to the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 10 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: I might become a Pandit, a religious scholar, or an astrologer, and recite the four Vedas with my mouth; I might be worshipped throughout the nine regions of the earth for my wisdom and thought; let me not forget the Word of Truth, that no one can touch my sacred cooking square. Such cooking squares are false, O Nanak; only the One Lord is True. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: He Himself creates and He Himself acts; He bestows His Glance of Grace. He Himself grants glorious greatness; says Nanak, He is the True Lord. || 2 || PAUREE: Only death is painful; I cannot conceive of anything else as painful. It is unstoppable; it stalks and pervades the world, and fights with the sinners. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, one is immersed in the Lord. Meditating on the Lord, one comes to realize the Lord. He alone is emancipated in the Sanctuary of the Lord, who struggles with his own mind. One who contemplates and meditates on the Lord in his mind, succeeds in the Court of the Lord. || 11 || SHALOK, FIRST MEHL: Submit to the Will of the Lord Commander; in His Court, only Truth is accepted. Your Lord and Master shall call you to account; do not go astray on beholding the world. One who keeps watch over his heart, and keeps his heart pure, is a dervish, a saintly devotee. Love and affection, O Nanak, are in the accounts placed before the Creator. || 1 || FIRST MEHL: One who is unattached like the bumble bee, sees the Lord of the world everywhere. The diamond of his mind is pierced through with the Diamond of the Lord's Name; O Nanak, his neck is embellished with it. || 2 || PAUREE: The self-willed manmukhs are afflicted by death; they cling to Maya in emotional attachment. In an instant, they are thrown to the ground and killed; in the love of duality, they are deluded. This opportunity shall not come into their hands again; they are beaten by the Messenger of Death with his stick. But Death's stick does not even strike those who remain awake and aware in the Love of the Lord. All are Yours, and cling to You; only You can save them. || 12 || SHALOK, FIRST MEHL: See the imperishable Lord everywhere; attachment to wealth brings only great pain. Loaded with dust, you have to cross over the world-ocean; you are not carrying the profit and capital of the Name with you. || 1 || FIRST MEHL: My capital is Your True Name, O Lord; this wealth is inexhaustible and infinite. O Nanak, this merchandise is immaculate; blessed is the banker who trades in it. || 2 || FIRST MEHL: Know and enjoy the primal, eternal Love of the Great Lord and Master. Blessed with the Naam, O Nanak, you shall strike down the Messenger of Death, and push his face to the ground. || 3 || PAUREE: He Himself has embellished the body, and placed the nine treasures of the Naam within it. He confuses some in doubt; fruitless are their actions. Some, as Gurmukh, realize their Lord, the Supreme Soul. Some listen to the Lord, and obey Him; sublime and exalted are their actions. Love for the Lord wells up deep within, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord's Name. || 13 || SHALOK, FIRST MEHL:


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The Fear of God abides in the mind of the innocent; this is the straight path to the One Lord. Jealousy and envy bring terrible pain, and one is cursed throughout the three worlds. || 1 || FIRST MEHL: The drum of the Vedas vibrates, bringing dispute and divisiveness. O Nanak, contemplate the Naam, the Name of the Lord; there is none except Him. || 2 || FIRST MEHL: The world-ocean of the three qualities is unfathomably deep; how can its bottom be seen? If I meet with the great, self-sufficient True Guru, then I am carried across. This ocean is filled up with pain and suffering. O Nanak, without the True Name, no one's hunger is appeased. || 3 || PAUREE: Those who search their inner beings, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, are exalted and adorned. They obtain what they wish for, meditating on the Lord's Name. One who is blessed by God's Grace, meets with the Guru; he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. The Righteous Judge of Dharma is his friend; he does not have to walk on the Path of Death. He meditates on the Lord's Name, day and night; he is absorbed and immersed in the Lord's Name. || 14 || SHALOK, FIRST MEHL: Listen to and speak the Name of the One Lord, who permeates the heavens, this world and the nether regions of the underworld. The Hukam of His Command cannot be erased; whatever He has written, shall go with the mortal. Who has died, and who kills? Who comes and who goes? Who is enraptured, O Nanak, and whose consciousness merges in the Lord? || 1 || FIRST MEHL: In egotism, he dies; possessiveness kills him, and the breath flows out like a river. Desire is exhausted, O Nanak, only when the mind is imbued with the Name. His eyes are imbued with the eyes of the Lord, and his ears ring with celestial consciousness. His tongue drinks in the sweet nectar, dyed crimson by chanting the Name of the Beloved Lord. His inner being is drenched with the Lord's fragrance; his worth cannot be described. || 2 || PAUREE: In this age, the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is the treasure. Only the Naam goes along in the end. It is inexhaustible; it is never empty, no matter how much one may eat, consume or spend. The Messenger of Death does not even approach the humble servant of the Lord. They alone are the true bankers and traders, who have the wealth of the Lord in their laps. By the Lord's Mercy, one finds the Lord, only when the Lord Himself sends for him. || 15 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: The self-willed manmukh does not appreciate the excellence of trading in Truth. He deals in poison, collects poison, and is in love with poison. Outwardly, they call themselves Pandits, religious scholars, but in their minds they are foolish and ignorant. They do not focus their consciousness on the Lord; they love to engage in arguments. They speak to cause arguments, and earn their living by telling lies. In this world, only the Lord's Name is immaculate and pure. All other objects of creation are polluted. O Nanak, those who do not remember the Naam, the Name of the Lord, are polluted; they die in ignorance. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: Without serving the Lord, he suffers in pain; accepting the Hukam of God's Command, pain is gone. He Himself is the Giver of peace; He Himself awards punishment. O Nanak, know this well; all that happens is according to His Will. || 2 || PAUREE: Without the Lord's Name, the world is poor. Without the Name, no one is satisfied. He is deluded by duality and doubt.


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In egotism, he suffers in pain. Without good karma, he does not obtain anything, no matter how much he may wish for it. Coming and going in reincarnation, and birth and death are ended, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad. He Himself acts, so unto whom should we complain? There is no other at all. || 16 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: In this world, the Saints earn the wealth; they come to meet God through the True Guru. The True Guru implants the Truth within; the value of this wealth cannot be described. Obtaining this wealth, hunger is relieved, and peace comes to dwell in the mind. Only those who have such pre-ordained destiny, come to receive this. The world of the self-willed manmukh is poor, crying out for Maya. Night and day, it wanders continually, and its hunger is never relieved. It never finds calm tranquility, and peace never comes to dwell in its mind. It is always plagued by anxiety, and its cynicism never departs. O Nanak, without the True Guru, the intellect is perverted; if one meets the True Guru, then one practices the Word of the Shabad. Forever and ever, he dwells in peace, and merges in the True Lord. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: The One who created the world, takes care of it. Meditate in remembrance on the One Lord, O Siblings of Destiny; there is none other than Him. So eat the food of the Shabad and goodness; eating it, you shall remain satisfied forever. Dress yourself in the Praise of the Lord. Forever and ever, it is radiant and bright; it is never polluted. I have intuitively earned the true wealth, which never decreases. The body is adorned with the Shabad, and is at peace forever and ever. O Nanak, the Gurmukh realizes the Lord, who reveals Himself. || 2 || PAUREE: Deep within the self are meditation and austere self-discipline, when one realizes the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Meditating on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, egotism and ignorance are eliminated. One's inner being is overflowing with Ambrosial Nectar; tasting it, the flavor is known. Those who taste it become fearless; they are satisfied with the sublime essence of the Lord. Those who drink it in, by the Grace of the Lord, are never again afflicted by death. || 17 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: People tie up bundles of demerits; no one deals in virtue. Rare is that person, O Nanak, who purchases virtue. By Guru's Grace, one is blessed with virtue, when the Lord bestows His Glance of Grace. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: Merits and demerits are the same; they are both created by the Creator. O Nanak, one who obeys the Hukam of the Lord's Command, finds peace, contemplating the Word of the Guru's Shabad. || 2 || PAUREE: The King sits on the throne within the self; He Himself administers justice. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the Lord's Court is known; within the self is the Sanctuary, the Mansion of the Lord's Presence. The coins are assayed, and the genuine coins are placed in His treasury, while the counterfeit ones find no place. The Truest of the True is all-pervading; His justice is forever True. One comes to enjoy the Ambrosial essence, when the Name is enshrined in the mind. || 18 || SHALOK, FIRST MEHL: When one acts in egotism, then You are not there, Lord.


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Wherever You are, there is no ego. O spiritual teachers, understand this: the Unspoken Speech is in the mind. Without the Guru, the essence of reality is not found; the Invisible Lord dwells everywhere. One meets the True Guru, and then the Lord is known, when the Word of the Shabad comes to dwell in the mind. When self-conceit departs, doubt and fear also depart, and the pain of birth and death is removed. Following the Guru's Teachings, the Unseen Lord is seen; the intellect is exalted, and one is carried across. O Nanak, chant the chant of 'Sohang hansaa' - 'He is me, and I am Him.' The three worlds are absorbed in Him. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: Some assay their mind-jewel, and contemplate the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Only a few of those humble beings are known in this world, in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga. One's self remains blended with the Lord's Self, when egotism and duality are conquered. O Nanak, those who are imbued with the Naam cross over the difficult, treacherous and terrifying world-ocean. || 2 || PAUREE: The self-willed manmukhs do not search within their own selves; they are deluded by their egotistical pride. Wandering in the four directions, they grow weary, tormented by burning desire within. They do not study the Simritees and the Shaastras; the manmukhs waste away and are lost. Without the Guru, no one finds the Naam, the Name of the True Lord. One who contemplates the essence of spiritual wisdom and meditates on the Lord is saved. || 19 || SHALOK, SECOND MEHL: He Himself knows, He Himself acts, and He Himself does it right. So stand before Him, O Nanak, and offer your prayers. || 1 || FIRST MEHL: He who created the creation, watches over it; He Himself knows. Unto whom should I speak, O Nanak, when everything is contained within the home of the heart? || 2 || PAUREE: Forget everything, and be friends with the One Lord alone. Your mind and body shall be enraptured, and the Lord shall burn away your sins. Your comings and goings in reincarnation shall cease; you shall not be reborn and die again. The True Name shall be your Support, and you shall not burn in sorrow and attachment. O Nanak, gather in the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, within your mind. || 20 || SHALOK, FIFTH MEHL: You do not forget Maya from your mind; you beg for it with each and every breath. You do not even think of that God; O Nanak, it is not in your karma. || 1 || FIFTH MEHL: Maya and its wealth shall not go along with you, so why do you cling to it - are you blind? Meditate on the Guru's Feet, and the bonds of Maya shall be cut away from you. || 2 || PAUREE: By the Pleasure of His Will, the Lord inspires us to obey the Hukam of His Command; by the Pleasure of His Will, we find peace. By the Pleasure of His Will, He leads us to meet the True Guru; by the Pleasure of His Will, we meditate on the Truth. There is no other gift as great as the Pleasure of His Will; this Truth is spoken and proclaimed. Those who have such pre-ordained destiny, practice and live the Truth. Nanak has entered His Sanctuary; He created the world. || 21 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: Those who do not have spiritual wisdom within, do not have even an iota of the Fear of God. O Nanak, why kill those who are already dead? The Lord of the Universe Himself has killed them. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: To read the horoscope of the mind, is the most sublime joyful peace. He alone is called a good Brahmin, who understands God in contemplative meditation.


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He praises the Lord, and reads of the Lord, and contemplates the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Celebrated and approved is the coming into the world of such a person, who saves all his generations as well. Hereafter, no one is questioned about social status; excellent and sublime is the practice of the Word of the Shabad. Other study is false, and other actions are false; such people are in love with poison. They do not find any peace within themselves; the self-willed manmukhs waste away their lives. O Nanak, those who are attuned to the Naam are saved; they have infinite love for the Guru. || 2 || PAUREE: He Himself creates the creation, and gazes upon it; He Himself is totally True. One who does not understand the Hukam, the Command of his Lord and Master, is false. By the Pleasure of His Will, the True Lord joins the Gurmukh to Himself. He is the One Lord and Master of all; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, we are blended with Him. The Gurmukhs praise Him forever; all are beggars of Him. O Nanak, as He Himself makes us dance, we dance. || 22 || 1 || SUDH ||

VAAR OF MARU, FIFTH MEHL, DAKHANAY, FIFTH MEHL:

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

If You tell me to, O my Friend, I will cut off my head and give it to You. My eyes long for You; when will I see Your Vision? || 1 || FIFTH MEHL: I am in love with You; I have seen that other love is false. Even clothes and food are frightening to me, as long as I do not see my Beloved. || 2 || FIFTH MEHL: I rise early, O my Husband Lord, to behold Your Vision. Eye make-up, garlands of flowers, and the flavor of betel leaf, are all nothing but dust, without seeing You. || 3 || PAUREE: You are True, O my True Lord and Master; You uphold all that is true. You created the world, making a place for the Gurmukhs. By the Will of the Lord, the Vedas came into being; they discriminate between sin and virtue. You created Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, and the expanse of the three qualities. Creating the world of the nine regions, O Lord, You have embellished it with beauty. Creating the beings of various kinds, You infused Your power into them. No one knows Your limit, O True Creator Lord. You Yourself know all ways and means; You Yourself save the Gurmukhs. || 1 || DAKHANAY, FIFTH MEHL: If You are my friend, then don't separate Yourself from me, even for an instant. My soul is fascinated and enticed by You; when will I see You, O my Love? || 1 || FIFTH MEHL: Burn in the fire, you evil person; O separation, be dead. O my Husband Lord, please sleep upon my bed, that all my sufferings may be gone. || 2 || FIFTH MEHL: The evil person is engrossed in the love of duality; through the disease of egotism, he suffers separation. The True Lord King is my friend; meeting with Him, I am so happy. || 3 || PAUREE: You are inaccessible, merciful and infinite; who can estimate Your worth? You created the entire universe; You are the Master of all the worlds. No one knows Your creative power, O my all-pervading Lord and Master. No one can equal You; You are imperishable and eternal, the Savior of the world.


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You established the four ages; You are the Creator of all worlds. You created the comings and goings of reincarnation; not even a particle of filth sticks to You. As you are merciful, You attach us to the Feet of the True Guru. You cannot be found by any other efforts; You are the eternal, imperishable Creator of the Universe. || 2 || DAKHANAY, FIFTH MEHL: If You come into my courtyard, all the earth becomes beautiful. Other than the One Lord, my Husband, no one else cares for me. || 1 || FIFTH MEHL: All my adornments become beautiful, when You, O Lord, sit in my courtyard and make it Yours. Then no traveller who comes to my home shall leave empty-handed. || 2 || FIFTH MEHL: I have spread out my bed for You, O my Husband Lord, and applied all my decorations. But even this is not pleasing to me, to wear a garland around my neck. || 3 || PAUREE: O Supreme Lord God, O Transcendent Lord, You do not take birth. By the Hukam of Your Command, You formed the Universe; forming it, You merge into it. Your Form cannot be known; how can one meditate on You? You are pervading and permeating all; You Yourself reveal Your creative potency. Your treasures of devotional worship are overflowing; they never decrease. These gems, jewels and diamonds - their value cannot be estimated. As You Yourself become merciful, Lord, You link us to the service of the True Guru. One who sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, never suffers any deficiency. || 3 || DAKHANAY, FIFTH MEHL: When I look within my being, I find that my Beloved is with me. All pains are relieved, O Nanak, when He bestows His Glance of Grace. || 1 || FIFTH MEHL: Nanak sits, waiting for news of the Lord, and stands at the Lord's Door; serving Him for so long. O my Beloved, only You know my objective; I stand, waiting to see the Lord's face. || 2 || FIFTH MEHL: What should I say to you, you fool? Don't look at the vines of others - be a true husband. O Nanak, the entire world is blooming, like a garden of flowers. || 3 || PAUREE: You are Wise, all-knowing and beautiful; You are pervading and permeating all. You Yourself are the Lord and Master, and the servant; You worship and adore Yourself. You are all-wise and all-seeing; You Yourself are true and pure. The Immaculate Lord, my Lord God, is celibate and True. God spreads out the expanse of the entire universe, and He Himself plays in it. He created this coming and going of reincarnation; creating the wondrous play, He gazes upon it. One who is blessed with the Guru's Teachings, is not consigned to the womb of reincarnation, ever again. All walk as He makes them walk; nothing is under the control of the created beings. || 4 || DAKHANAY, FIFTH MEHL: You are walking along the river-bank, but the land is giving way beneath you. Watch out! Your foot might slip, and you'll fall in and die. || 1 || FIFTH MEHL: You believe what is false and temporary to be true, and so you run on and on. O Nanak, like butter in the fire, it shall melt away; it shall fade away like the water-lily. || 2 || FIFTH MEHL: O my foolish and silly soul, why are you too lazy to serve? Such a long time has passed.


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When will this opportunity come again? || 3 || PAUREE: You have no form or shape, no social class or race. These humans believe that You are far away; but You are quite obviously apparent. You enjoy Yourself in every heart, and no filth sticks to You. You are the blissful and infinite Primal Lord God; Your Light is all-pervading. Among all divine beings, You are the most divine, O Creator-architect, Rejuvenator of all. How can my single tongue worship and adore You? You are the eternal, imperishable, infinite Lord God. One whom You Yourself unite with the True Guru - all his generations are saved. All Your servants serve You; Nanak is a humble servant at Your Door. || 5 || DAKHANAY, FIFTH MEHL: He builds a hut of straw, and the fool lights a fire in it. Only those who have such pre-ordained destiny on their foreheads, find Shelter with the Master. || 1 || FIFTH MEHL: O Nanak, he grinds the corn, cooks it and places it before himself. But without his True Guru, he sits and waits for his food to be blessed. || 2 || FIFTH MEHL: O Nanak, the loaves of bread are baked and placed on the plate. Those who obey their Guru, eat and are totally satisfied. || 3 || PAUREE: You have staged this play in the world, and infused egotism into all beings. In the one temple of the body are the five thieves, who continually misbehave. The ten brides, the sensory organs were created, and the one husband, the self; the ten are engrossed in flavors and tastes. This Maya fascinates and entices them; they wander continually in doubt. You created both sides, spirit and matter, Shiva and Shakti. Matter loses out to spirit; this is pleasing to the Lord. You enshrined spirit within, which leads to merger with the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation. Within the bubble, You formed the bubble, which shall once again merge into the water. || 6 || DAKHANAY, FIFTH MEHL: Look ahead; don't turn your face backwards. O Nanak, be successful this time, and you shall not be reincarnated again. || 1 || FIFTH MEHL: My joyful friend is called the friend of all. All think of Him as their own; He never breaks anyone's heart. || 2 || FIFTH MEHL: The hidden jewel has been found; it has appeared on my forehead. Beautiful and exalted is that place, O Nanak, where You dwell, O my Dear Lord. || 3 || PAUREE: When You are on my side, Lord, what do I need to worry about? You entrusted everything to me, when I became Your slave. My wealth is inexhaustible, no matter how much I spend and consume. The 8.4 million species of beings all work to serve me. All these enemies have become my friends, and no one wishes me ill. No one calls me to account, since God is my forgiver. I have become blissful, and I have found peace, meeting with the Guru, the Lord of the Universe. All my affairs have been resolved, since You are pleased with me. || 7 || DAKHANAY, FIFTH MEHL: I am so eager to see You, O Lord; what does Your face look like?


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I wandered around in such a miserable state, but when I saw You, my mind was comforted and consoled. || 1 || FIFTH MEHL: The miserable endure so much suffering and pain; You alone know their pain, Lord. I may know hundreds of thousands of remedies, but I shall live only if I see my Husband Lord. || 2 || FIFTH MEHL: I have seen the river-bank washed away by the raging waters of the river. They alone remain intact, who meet with the True Guru. || 3 || PAUREE: No pain afflicts that humble being who hungers for You, Lord. That humble Gurmukh who understands, is celebrated in the four directions. Sins run away from that man, who seeks the Sanctuary of the Lord. The filth of countless incarnations is washed away, bathing in the dust of the Guru's feet. Whoever submits to the Lord's Will does not suffer in sorrow. O Dear Lord, You are the friend of all; all believe that You are theirs. The glory of the Lord's humble servant is as great as the Glorious Radiance of the Lord. Among all, His humble servant is pre-eminent; through His humble servant, the Lord is known. || 8 || DAKHANAY, FIFTH MEHL: Those whom I followed, now follow me. Those in whom I placed my hopes, now place their hopes in me. || 1 || FIFTH MEHL: The fly flies around, and comes to the wet lump of molasses. Whoever sits on it, is caught; they alone are saved, who have good destiny on their foreheads. || 2 || FIFTH MEHL: I see Him within all. No one is without Him. Good destiny is inscribed on the forehead of that companion, who who enjoys the Lord, my Friend. || 3 || PAUREE: I am a minstrel at His Door, singing His Glorious Praises, to please to my Lord God. My God is permanent and stable; others continue coming and going. I beg for that gift from the Lord of the World, which will satisfy my hunger. O Dear Lord God, please bless Your minstrel with the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, that I might be satisfied and fulfilled. God, the Great Giver, hears the prayer, and summons the minstrel to the Mansion of His Presence. Gazing upon God, the minstrel is rid of pain and hunger; he does not think to ask for anything else. All desires are fulfilled, touching the feet of God. I am His humble, unworthy minstrel; the Primal Lord God has forgiven me. || 9 || DAKHANAY, FIFTH MEHL: When the soul leaves, you shall become dust, O vacant body; why do you not realize your Husband Lord? You are in love with evil people; by what virtues will you enjoy the Lord's Love? || 1 || FIFTH MEHL: O Nanak, without Him, you cannot survive, even for an instant; you cannot afford to forget Him, even for a moment. Why are you alienated from Him, O my mind? He takes care of you. || 2 || FIFTH MEHL: Those who are imbued with the Love of the Supreme Lord God, their minds and bodies are colored deep crimson. O Nanak, without the Name, other thoughts are polluted and corrupt. || 3 || PAUREE: O Dear Lord, when You are my friend, what sorrow can afflict me? You have beaten off and destroyed the cheats that cheat the world. The Guru has carried me across the terrifying world-ocean, and I have won the battle. Through the Guru's Teachings, I enjoy all the pleasures in the great world-arena. The True Lord has brought all my senses and organs under my control.


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Wherever I join them, there they are joined; they do not struggle against me. I obtain the fruits of my desires; the Guru has directed me within. When Guru Nanak is pleased, O Siblings of Destiny, the Lord is seen to be dwelling near at hand. || 10 || DAKHANAY, FIFTH MEHL: When You come into my consciousness, then I obtain all peace and comfort. Nanak: with Your Name within my mind, O my Husband Lord, I am filled with delight. || 1 || FIFTH MEHL: Enjoyment of clothes and corrupt pleasures - all these are nothing more than dust. I long for the dust of the feet of those who are imbued with the Lord's Vision. || 2 || FIFTH MEHL: Why do you look in other directions? O my heart, take the Support of the Lord alone. Become the dust of the feet of the Saints, and find the Lord, the Giver of peace. || 3 || PAUREE: Without good karma, the Dear Lord is not found; without the True Guru, the mind is not joined to Him. Only the Dharma remains stable in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga; these sinners will not last at all. Whatever one does with this hand, he obtains with the other hand, without a moment's delay. I have examined the four ages, and without the Sangat, the Holy Congregation, egotism does not depart. Egotism is never eradicated without the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. As long as one's mind is torn away from his Lord and Master, he finds no place of rest. That humble being, who, as Gurmukh, serves the Lord, has the Support of the Imperishable Lord in the home of his heart. By the Lord's Grace, peace is obtained, and one is attached to the feet of the Guru, the True Guru. || 11 || DAKHANAY, FIFTH MEHL: I have searched everywhere for the King over the heads of kings. That Master is within my heart; I chant His Name with my mouth. || 1 || FIFTH MEHL: O my mother, the Master has blessed me with the jewel. My heart is cooled and soothed, chanting the True Name with my mouth. || 2 || FIFTH MEHL: I have become the bed for my Beloved Husband Lord; my eyes have become the sheets. If You look at me, even for an instant, then I obtain peace beyond all price. || 3 || PAUREE: My mind longs to meet the Lord; how can I obtain the Blessed Vision of His Darshan? I obtain hundreds of thousands, if my Lord and Master speaks to me, even for an instant. I have searched in four directions; there is no other as great as You, Lord. Show me the Path, O Saints. How can I meet God? I dedicate my mind to Him, and renounce my ego. This is the Path which I shall take. Joining the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, I serve my Lord and Master continually. All my hopes are fulfilled; the Guru has ushered me into the Mansion of the Lord's Presence. I cannot conceive of any other as great as You, O my Friend, O Lord of the World. || 12 || DAKHANAY, FIFTH MEHL: I have become the throne for my Beloved Lord King. If You place Your foot on me, I blossom forth like the lotus flower. || 1 || FIFTH MEHL: If my Beloved becomes hungry, I will become food, and place myself before Him. I may be crushed, again and again, but like sugarcane, I do not stop yielding sweet juice. || 2 || FIFTH MEHL: Break off your love with the cheaters; realize that it is a mirage. Your pleasure lasts for only two moments; this traveller wanders through countless homes. || 3 || PAUREE: God is not found by intellectual devices; He is unknowable and unseen.

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