Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation


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Setting aside all other days, it is said that the Lord was born on the eighth lunar day. || 1 || Deluded and confused by doubt, the mortal practices falsehood. The Lord is beyond birth and death. || 1 || Pause || You prepare sweet treats and feed them to your stone god. God is not born, and He does not die, you foolish, faithless cynic! || 2 || You sing lullabyes to your stone god - this is the source of all your mistakes. Let that mouth be burnt, which says that our Lord and Master is subject to birth. || 3 || He is not born, and He does not die; He does not come and go in reincarnation. The God of Nanak is pervading and permeating everywhere. || 4 || 1 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: Standing up, I am at peace; sitting down, I am at peace. I feel no fear, because this is what I understand. || 1 || The One Lord, my Lord and Master, is my Protector. He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of Hearts. || 1 || Pause || I sleep without worry, and I awake without worry. You, O God, are pervading everywhere. || 2 || I dwell in peace in my home, and I am at peace outside. Says Nanak, the Guru has implanted His Mantra within me. || 3 || 2 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: I do not keep fasts, nor do I observe the month of Ramadaan. I serve only the One, who will protect me in the end. || 1 || The One Lord, the Lord of the World, is my God Allah. He adminsters justice to both Hindus and Muslims. || 1 || Pause || I do not make pilgrimages to Mecca, nor do I worship at Hindu sacred shrines. I serve the One Lord, and not any other. || 2 || I do not perform Hindu worship services, nor do I offer the Muslim prayers. I have taken the One Formless Lord into my heart; I humbly worship Him there. || 3 || I am not a Hindu, nor am I a Muslim. My body and breath of life belong to Allah - to Raam - the God of both. || 4 || Says Kabeer, this is what I say: meeting with the Guru, my Spiritual Teacher, I realize God, my Lord and Master. || 5 || 3 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: I easily tied up the deer - the ten sensory organs. I shot five of the desires with the Word of the Lord's Bani. || 1 || I go out hunting with the Saints, and we capture the deer without horses or weapons. || 1 || Pause || My mind used to run around outside hunting. But now, I have found the game within the home of my body-village. || 2 || I caught the deer and brought them home. Dividing them up, I shared them, bit by bit. || 3 || God has given this gift. Nanak's home is filled with the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 4 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: Even though he may be fed with hundreds of longings and yearnings, still the faithless cynic does not remember the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Take in the teachings of the humble Saints. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall obtain the supreme status. || 1 || Pause || Stones may be kept under water for a long time.

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Even so, they do not absorb the water; they remain hard and dry. || 2 || The six Shaastras may be read to a fool, but it is like the wind blowing in the ten directions. || 3 || It is like threshing a crop without any corn - nothing is gained. In the same way, no benefit comes from the faithless cynic. || 4 || As the Lord attaches them, so are all attached. Says Nanak, God has formed such a form. || 5 || 5 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: He created the soul, the breath of life and the body. He created all beings, and knows their pains. || 1 || The Guru, the Lord of the Universe, is the Helper of the soul. Here and herafter, He always provides shade. || 1 || Pause || Worship and adoration of God is the pure way of life. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the love of duality vanishes. || 2 || Friends, well-wishers and wealth will not support you. Blessed, blessed is my Lord. || 3 || Nanak utters the Ambrosial Bani of the Lord. Except the One Lord, he does not know any other at all. || 4 || 6 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord is in front of me, and the Lord is behind me. My Beloved Lord, the Source of Nectar, is in the middle as well. || 1 || God is my Shaastra and my favorable omen. In His Home and Mansion, I find peace, poise and bliss. || 1 || Pause || Chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, with my tongue, and hearing it with my ears, I live. Meditating, meditating in remembrance on God, I have become eternal, permanent and stable. || 2 || The pains of countless lifetimes have been erased. The Unstruck Sound-current of the Shabad, the Word of God, vibrates in the Court of the Lord. || 3 || Granting His Grace, God has blended me with Himself. Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of God. || 4 || 7 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: It brings millions of desires to fulfillment. On the Path of Death, It will go with you and help you. || 1 || The Naam, the Name of the Lord of the Universe, is the holy water of the Ganges. Whoever meditates on it, is saved; drinking it in, the mortal does not wander in reincarnation again. || 1 || Pause || It is my worship, meditation, austerity and cleansing bath. Meditating in remembrance on the Naam, I have become free of desire. || 2 || It is my domain and empire, wealth, mansion and court. Meditating in remembrance on the Naam brings perfect conduct. || 3 || Slave Nanak has deliberated, and has come to this conclusion: Without the Lord's Name, everything is false and worthless, like ashes. || 4 || 8 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: The poison had absolutely no harmful effect. But the wicked Brahmin died in pain. || 1 || The Supreme Lord God Himself has saved His humble servant. The sinner died through the Power of the Guru. || 1 || Pause || The humble servant of the Lord and Master meditates on Him. He Himself has destroyed the ignorant sinner. || 2 || God is the Mother, the Father and the Protector of His slave. The face of the slanderer, here and hereafter, is blackened. || 3 || The Transcendent Lord has heard the prayer of servant Nanak. The filthy sinner lost hope and died. || 4 || 9 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: Excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent is Your Name. False, false, false, false is pride in the world. || 1 || Pause ||

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The glorious vision of Your slaves, O Infinite Lord, is wonderful and beauteous. Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the whole world is just ashes. || 1 || Your Creative Power is marvellous, and Your Lotus Feet are admirable. Your Praise is priceless, O True King. || 2 || God is the Support of the unsupported. Meditate day and night on the Cherisher of the meek and humble. || 3 || God has been merciful to Nanak. May I never forget God; He is my heart, my soul, my breath of life. || 4 || 10 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: As Gurmukh, obtain the true wealth. Accept the Will of God as True. || 1 || Live, live, live forever. Rise early each day, and drink in the Nectar of the Lord. With your tongue, chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, Har, Har. || 1 || Pause || In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the One Name alone shall save you. Nanak speaks the wisdom of God. || 2 || 11 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: Serving the True Guru, all fruits and rewards are obtained. The filth of so many lifetimes is washed away. || 1 || Your Name, God, is the Purifier of sinners. Because of the karma of my past deeds, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I am saved. I am blessed with honor in God's Court. || 2 || Serving at God's Feet, all comforts are obtained. All the angels and demi-gods long for the dust of the feet of such beings. || 3 || Nanak has obtained the treasure of the Naam. Chanting and meditating on the Lord, the whole world is saved. || 4 || 12 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: God hugs His slave close in His Embrace. He throws the slanderer into the fire. || 1 || The Lord saves His servants from the sinners. No one can save the sinner. The sinner is destroyed by his own actions. || 1 || Pause || The Lord's slave is in love with the Dear Lord. The slanderer loves something else. || 2 || The Supreme Lord God has revealed His Innate Nature. The evil-doer obtains the fruits of his own actions. || 3 || God does not come or go; He is All-pervading and permeating. Slave Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of the Lord. || 4 || 13 ||



The Fascinating Lord, the Creator of all, the Formless Lord, is the Giver of Peace. You have abandoned this Lord, and you serve another. Why are you intoxicated with the pleasures of corruption? || 1 || O my mind, meditate on the Lord of the Universe. I have seen all other sorts of efforts; whatever you can think of, will only bring failure. || 1 || Pause || The blind, ignorant, self-willed manmukhs forsake their Lord and Master, and dwell on His slave Maya. They slander those who worship their Lord; they are like beasts, without a Guru. || 2 || Soul, life, body and wealth all belong to God, but the faithless cynics claim that they own them.

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They are proud and arrogant, evil-minded and filthy; without the Guru, they are reincarnated into the terrifying world-ocean. || 3 || Through burnt offerings, charitable feasts, ritualistic chants, penance, all sorts of austere self-discipline and pilgrimages to sacred shrines and rivers, they do not find God. Self-conceit is only erased when one seeks the Lord's Sanctuary and becomes Gurmukh; O Nanak, he crosses over the world-ocean. || 4 || 1 || 14 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: I have seen Him in the woods, and I have seen Him in the fields. I have seen Him in the household, and in renunciation. I have seen Him as a Yogi carrying His staff, as a Yogi with matted hair, fasting, making vows, and visiting sacred shrines of pilgrimage. || 1 || I have seen Him in the Society of the Saints, and within my own mind. In the sky, in the nether regions of the underworld, and in everything, He is pervading and permeating. With love and joy, I sing His Glorious Praises. || 1 || Pause || I have seen Him among the Yogis, the Sannyaasees, the celibates, the wandering hermits and the wearers of patched coats. I have seen Him among the men of severe self-discipline, the silent sages, the actors, dramas and dances. || 2 || I have seen Him in the four Vedas, I have seen Him in the six Shaastras, in the eighteen Puraanas and the Simritees as well. All together, they declare that there is only the One Lord. So tell me, from whom is He hidden? || 3 || Unfathomable and Inaccessible, He is our Infinite Lord and Master; His Value is beyond valuation. Servant Nanak is a sacrifice, a sacrifice to those, within whose heart He is revealed. || 4 || 2 || 15 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: How can anyone do evil, if he realizes that the Lord is near? One who gathers corruption, constantly feels fear. He is near, but this mystery is not understood. Without the True Guru, all are enticed by Maya. || 1 || Everyone says that He is near, near at hand. But rare is that person, who, as Gurmukh, understands this mystery. || 1 || Pause || The mortal does not see the Lord near at hand; instead, he goes to the homes of others. He steals their wealth and lives in falsehood. Under the influence of the drug of illusion, he does not know that the Lord is with him. Without the Guru, he is confused and deluded by doubt. || 2 || Not understanding that the Lord is near, he tells lies. In love and attachment to Maya, the fool is plundered. That which he seeks is within his own self, but he looks for it outside. Without the Guru, he is confused and deluded by doubt. || 3 || One whose good karma is recorded on his forehead serves the True Guru; thus the hard and heavy shutters of his mind are opened wide. Within his own being and beyond, he sees the Lord near at hand. O servant Nanak, he does not come and go in reincarnation. || 4 || 3 || 16 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: Who can kill that person whom You protect, O Lord? All beings, and the entire universe, is within You. The mortal thinks up millions of plans, but that alone happens, which the Lord of wondrous plays does. || 1 || Save me, save me, O Lord; shower me with Your Mercy. I seek Your Sanctuary, and Your Court. || 1 || Pause || Whoever serves the Fearless Lord, the Giver of Peace, is rid of all his fears; he knows the One Lord. Whatever You do, that alone comes to pass in the end. There is no other who can kill or protect us. || 2 || What do you think, with your human understanding? The All-knowing Lord is the Searcher of Hearts. The One and only Lord is my Support and Protection. The Creator Lord knows everything. || 3 ||

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That person who is blessed by the Creator's Glance of Grace - all his affairs are resolved. The One Lord is his Protector. O servant Nanak, no one can equal him. || 4 || 4 || 17 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: We should feel sad, if God were beyond us. We should feel sad, if we forget the Lord. We should feel sad, if we are in love with duality. But why should we feel sad? The Lord is pervading everywhere. || 1 || In love and attachment to Maya, the mortals are sad, and are consumed by sadness. Without the Name, they wander and wander and wander, and waste away. || 1 || Pause || We should feel sad, if there were another Creator Lord. We should feel sad, if someone dies by injustice. We should feel sad, if something were not known to the Lord. But why should we feel sad? The Lord is totally permeating everywhere. || 2 || We should feel sad, if God were a tyrant. We should feel sad, if He made us suffer by mistake. The Guru says that whatever happens is all by God's Will. So I have abandoned sadness, and I now sleep without anxiety. || 3 || O God, You alone are my Lord and Master; all belong to You. According to Your Will, You pass judgement. There is no other at all; the One Lord is permeating and pervading everywhere. Please save Nanak's honor; I have come to Your Sanctuary. || 4 || 5 || 18 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: Without music, how is one to dance? Without a voice, how is one to sing? Without strings, how is a guitar to be played? Without the Naam, all affairs are useless. || 1 || Without the Naam - tell me: who has ever been saved? Without the True Guru, how can anyone cross over to the other side? || 1 || Pause || Without a tongue, how can anyone speak? Without ears, how can anyone hear? Without eyes, how can anyone see? Without the Naam, the mortal is of no account at all. || 2 || Without learning, how can one be a Pandit - a religious scholar? Without power, what is the glory of an empire? Without understanding, how can the mind become steady? Without the Naam, the whole world is insane. || 3 || Without detachment, how can one be a detached hermit? Without renouncing egotism, how can anyone be a renunciate? Without overcoming the five thieves, how can the mind be subdued? Without the Naam, the mortal regrets and repents forever and ever. || 4 || Without the Guru's Teachings, how can anyone obtain spiritual wisdom? Without seeing - tell me: how can anyone visualize in meditation? Without the Fear of God, all speech in useless. Says Nanak, this is the wisdom of the Lord's Court. || 5 || 6 || 19 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: Mankind is afflicted with the disease of egotism. The disease of sexual desire overwhelms the elephant. Because of the disease of vision, the moth is burnt to death. Because of the disease of the sound of the bell, the deer is lured to its death. || 1 || Whoever I see is diseased. Only my True Guru, the True Yogi, is free of disease. || 1 || Pause || Because of the disease of taste, the fish is caught. Because of the disease of smell, the bumble bee is destroyed. The whole world is caught in the disease of attachment. In the disease of the three qualities, corruption is multiplied. || 2 || In disease the mortals die, and in disease they are born.

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In disease they wander in reincarnation again and again. Entangled in disease, they cannot stay still, even for an instant. Without the True Guru, the disease is never cured. || 3 || When the Supreme Lord God grants His Mercy, He grabs hold of the mortal's arm, and pulls him up and out of the disease. Reaching the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the mortal's bonds are broken. Says Nanak, the Guru cures him of the disease. || 4 || 7 || 20 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: When He comes to mind, then I am in supreme bliss. When He comes to mind, then all my pains are shattered. When He comes to mind, my hopes are fulfilled. When He comes to mind, I never feel sadness. || 1 || Deep within my being, my Sovereign Lord King has revealed Himself to me. The Perfect Guru has inspired me to love Him. || 1 || Pause || When He comes to mind, I am the king of all. When He comes to mind, all my affairs are completed. When He comes to mind, I am dyed in the deep crimson of His Love. When He comes to mind, I am ecstatic forever. || 2 || When He comes to mind, I am wealthy forever. When He comes to mind, I am free of doubt forever. When He comes to mind, then I enjoy all pleasures. When He comes to mind, I am rid of fear. || 3 || When He comes to mind, I find the home of peace and poise. When He comes to mind, I am absorbed in the Primal Void of God. When He comes to mind, I continually sing the Kirtan of His Praises. Nanak's mind is pleased and satisfied with the Lord God. || 4 || 8 || 21 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: My Father is Eternal, forever alive. My brothers live forever as well. My friends are permanent and imperishable. My family abides in the home of the self within. || 1 || I have found peace, and so all are at peace. The Perfect Guru has united me with my Father. || 1 || Pause || My mansions are the highest of all. My countries are infinite and uncountable. My kingdom is eternally stable. My wealth is inexhaustible and permanent. || 2 || My glorious reputation resounds throughout the ages. My fame has spread in all places and interspaces. My praises echo in each and every house. My devotional worship is known to all people. || 3 || My Father has revealed Himself within me. The Father and son have joined together in partnership. Says Nanak, when my Father is pleased, then the Father and son are joined together in love, and become one. || 4 || 9 || 22 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: The True Guru, the Primal Being, is free of revenge and hate; He is God, the Great Giver. I am a sinner; You are my Forgiver. That sinner, who finds no protection anywhere - if he comes seeking Your Sanctuary, then he becomes immaculate and pure. || 1 || Pleasing the True Guru, I have found peace. Meditating on the Guru, I have obtained all fruits and rewards. || 1 || Pause || I humbly bow to the Supreme Lord God, the True Guru. My mind and body are Yours; all the world is Yours. When the veil of illusion is removed, then I come to see You. You are my Lord and Master; You are the King of all. || 2 || When it pleases Him, even dry wood becomes green. When it pleases Him, rivers flow across the desert sands. When it pleases Him, all fruits and rewards are obtained.

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Grasping hold of the Guru's feet, my anxiety is dispelled. || 3 || I am unworthy and ungrateful, but He has been merciful to me. My mind and body have been cooled and soothed; the Ambrosial Nectar rains down in my mind. The Supreme Lord God, the Guru, has become kind and compassionate to me. Slave Nanak beholds the Lord, enraptured. || 4 || 10 || 23 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: My True Guru is totally independent. My True Guru is adorned with Truth. My True Guru is the Giver of all. My True Guru is the Primal Creator Lord, the Architect of Destiny. || 1 || There is no deity equal to the Guru. Whoever has good destiny inscribed on his forehead, applies himself to seva - selfless service. || 1 || Pause || My True Guru is the Sustainer and Cherisher of all. My True Guru kills and revives. The glorious greatness of my True Guru has become manifest everywhere. || 2 || My True Guru is the power of the powerless. My True Guru is my home and court. I am forever a sacrifice to the True Guru. He has shown me the path. || 3 || One who serves the Guru is not afflicted with fear. One who serves the Guru does not suffer in pain. Nanak has studied the Simritees and the Vedas. There is no difference between the Supreme Lord God and the Guru. || 4 || 11 || 24 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: Repeating the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the mortal is exalted and glorified. Repeating the Naam, sin is banished from the body. Repeating the Naam, all festivals are celebrated. Repeating the Naam, one is cleansed at the sixty-eight sacred shrines. || 1 || My sacred shrine of pilgrimage is the Name of the Lord. The Guru has instructed me in the true essence of spiritual wisdom. || 1 || Pause || Repeating the Naam, the mortal's pains are taken away. Repeating the Naam, the most ignorant people become spiritual teachers. Repeating the Naam, the Divine Light blazes forth. Repeating the Naam, one's bonds are broken. || 2 || Repeating the Naam, the Messenger of Death does not draw near. Repeating the Naam, one finds peace in the Court of the Lord. Repeating the Naam, God gives His Approval. The Naam is my true wealth. || 3 || The Guru has instructed me in these sublime teachings. The Kirtan of the Lord's Praises and the Naam are the Support of the mind. Nanak is saved through the atonement of the Naam. Other actions are just to please and appease the people. || 4 || 12 || 25 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: I bow in humble worship, tens of thousands of times. I offer this mind as a sacrifice. Meditating in remembrance on Him, sufferings are erased. Bliss wells up, and no disease is contracted. || 1 || Such is the diamond, the Immaculate Naam, the Name of the Lord. Chanting it, all works are perfectly completed. || 1 || Pause || Beholding Him, the house of pain is demolished. The mind seizes the cooling, soothing, Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam. Millions of devotees worship His Feet. He is the Fulfiller of all the mind's desires. || 2 || In an instant, He fills the empty to over-flowing. In an instant, He transforms the dry into green. In an instant, He gives the homeless a home.

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In an instant, He bestows honor on the dishonored. || 3 || The One Lord is totally pervading and permeating all. He alone meditates on the Lord, whose True Guru is Perfect. Such a person has the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises for his Support. Says Nanak, the Lord Himself is merciful to him. || 4 || 13 || 26 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: I was discarded and abandoned, but He has embellished me. He has blessed me with beauty and His Love; through His Name, I am exalted. All my pains and sorrows have been eradicated. The Guru has become my Mother and Father. || 1 || O my friends and companions, my household is in bliss. Granting His Grace, my Husband Lord has met me. || 1 || Pause || The fire of desire has been extinguished, and all my desires have been fulfilled. The darkness has been dispelled, and the Divine Light blazes forth. The Unstruck Sound-current of the Shabad, the Word of God, is wondrous and amazing! Perfect is the Grace of the Perfect Guru. || 2 || That person, unto whom the Lord reveals Himself - by the Blessed Vision of his Darshan, I am forever enraptured. He obtains all virtues and so many treasures. The True Guru blesses him with the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 3 || That person who meets with his Lord and Master - his mind and body are cooled and soothed, chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. Says Nanak, such a humble being is pleasing to God; only a rare few are blessed with the dust of his feet. || 4 || 14 || 27 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: The mortal does not hesitate to think about sin. He is not ashamed to spend time with prostitutes. He works all day long, but when it is time to remember the Lord, then a heavy stone falls on his head. || 1 || Attached to Maya, the world is deluded and confused. The Deluder Himself has deluded the mortal, and now he is engrossed in worthless worldly affairs. || 1 || Pause || Gazing on Maya's illusion, its pleasures pass away. He loves the shell, and ruins his life. Bound to blind worldly affairs, his mind wavers and wanders. The Creator Lord does not come into his mind. || 2 || Working and working like this, he only obtains pain, and his affairs of Maya are never completed. His mind is saturated with sexual desire, anger and greed. Wiggling like a fish out of water, he dies. || 3 || One who has the Lord Himself as his Protector, chants and meditates forever on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, he chants the Glorious Praises of the Lord. O Nanak, he has found the Perfect True Guru. || 4 || 15 || 28 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: He alone obtains it, unto whom the Lord shows Mercy. He enshrines the Name of the Lord in his mind. With the True Word of the Shabad in his heart and mind, the sinful residues of countless incarnations vanish. || 1 || The Lord's Name is the Support of the soul. By Guru's Grace, chant the Name continually, O Siblings of Destiny; It shall carry you across the world-ocean. || 1 || Pause || Those who have this treasure of the Lord's Name written in their destiny, those humble beings are honored in the Court of the Lord. Singing His Glorious Praises with peace, poise and bliss, even the homeless obtain a home hereafter. || 2 || Throughout the ages, this has been the essence of reality.

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Meditate in remembrance on the Lord, and contemplate the Truth. He alone is attached to the hem of the Lord's robe, whom the Lord Himself attaches. Asleep for countless incarnations, he now awakens. || 3 || Your devotees belong to You, and You belong to Your devotees. You Yourself inspire them to chant Your Praises. All beings and creatures are in Your Hands. Nanak's God is always with him. || 4 || 16 || 29 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is the Inner-knower of my heart. The Naam is so useful to me. The Lord's Name permeates each and every hair of mine. The Perfect True Guru has given me this gift. || 1 || The Jewel of the Naam is my treasure. It is inaccessible, priceless, infinite and incomparable. || 1 || Pause || The Naam is my unmoving, unchanging Lord and Master. The glory of the Naam spreads over the whole world. The Naam is my perfect master of wealth. The Naam is my independence. || 2 || The Naam is my food and love. The Naam is the objective of my mind. By the Grace of the Saints, I never forget the Naam. Repeating the Naam, the Unstruck Sound-current of the Naad resounds. || 3 || By God's Grace, I have obtained the nine treasures of the Naam. By Guru's Grace, I am tuned in to the Naam. They alone are wealthy and supreme, O Nanak, who have the treasure of the Naam. || 4 || 17 || 30 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: You are my Father, and You are my Mother. You are my Soul, my Breath of Life, the Giver of Peace. You are my Lord and Master; I am Your slave. Without You, I have no one at all. || 1 || Please bless me with Your Mercy, God, and give me this gift, that I may sing Your Praises, day and night. || 1 || Pause || I am Your musical instrument, and You are the Musician. I am Your beggar; please bless me with Your charity, O Great Giver. By Your Grace, I enjoy love and pleasures. You are deep within each and every heart. || 2 || By Your Grace, I chant the Name. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I sing Your Glorious Praises. In Your Mercy, You take away our pains. By Your Mercy, the heart-lotus blossoms forth. || 3 || I am a sacrifice to the Divine Guru. The Blessed Vision of His Darshan is fruitful and rewarding; His service is immaculate and pure. Be Merciful to me, O my Lord God and Master, that Nanak may continually sing Your Glorious Praises. || 4 || 18 || 31 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: His Regal Court is the highest of all. I humbly bow to Him, forever and ever. His place is the highest of the high. Millions of sinful residues are erased by the Name of the Lord. || 1 || In His Sanctuary, we find eternal peace. He Mercifully unites us with Himself. || 1 || Pause || His wondrous actions cannot even be described. All hearts rest their faith and hope in Him. He is manifest in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. The devotees lovingly worship and adore Him night and day. || 2 || He gives, but His treasures are never exhausted. In an instant, He establishes and disestablishes. No one can erase the Hukam of His Command. The True Lord is above the heads of kings. || 3 ||

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He is my Anchor and Support; I place my hopes in Him. I place my pain and pleasure before Him. He covers the faults of His humble servant. Nanak sings His Praises. || 4 || 1 || 9 || 32 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: The whiner whines every day. His attachment to his household and entanglements cloud his mind. If someone becomes detached through understanding, he will not have to suffer in birth and death again. || 1 || All of his conflicts are extensions of his corruption. How rare is that person who takes the Naam as his Support. || 1 || Pause || The three-phased Maya infects all. Whoever clings to it suffers pain and sorrow. There is no peace without meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. By great good fortune, the treasure of the Naam is received. || 2 || One who loves the actor in his mind, later regrets it when the actor takes off his costume. The shade from a cloud is transitory, like the worldly paraphernalia of attachment and corruption. || 3 || If someone is blessed with the singular substance, then all of his tasks are accomplished to perfection. One who obtains the Naam, by Guru's Grace - O Nanak, his coming into the world is certified and approved. || 4 || 20 || 33 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: Slandering the Saints, the mortal wanders in reincarnation. Slandering the Saints, he is diseased. Slandering the Saints, he suffers in pain. The slanderer is punished by the Messenger of Death. || 1 || Those who argue and fight with the Saints - those slanderers find no happiness at all. || 1 || Pause || Slandering the devotees, the wall of the mortal's body is shattered. Slandering the devotees, he suffers in hell. Slandering the devotees, he rots in the womb. Slandering the devotees, he loses his realm and power. || 2 || The slanderer finds no salvation at all. He eats only that which he himself has planted. He is worse than a thief, a lecher, or a gambler. The slanderer places an unbearable burden upon his head. || 3 || The devotees of the Supreme Lord God are beyond hate and vengeance. Whoever worships their feet is emancipated. The Primal Lord God has deluded and confused the slanderer. O Nanak, the record of one's past actions cannot be erased. || 4 || 21 || 34 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is for me the Vedas and the Sound-current of the Naad. Through the Naam, my tasks are perfectly accomplished. The Naam is my worship of deities. The Naam is my service to the Guru. || 1 || The Perfect Guru has implanted the Naam within me. The highest task of all is the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Pause || The Naam is my cleansing bath and purification. The Naam is my perfect donation of charity. Those who repeat the Naam are totally purified. Those who chant the Naam are my friends and Siblings of Destiny. || 2 || The Naam is my auspicious omen and good fortune. The Naam is the sublime food which satisfies me. The Naam is my good conduct. The Naam is my immaculate occupation. || 3 || All those humble beings whose minds are filled with the One God have the Support of the Lord, Har, Har. O Nanak, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord with your mind and body.

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In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the Lord bestows His Name. || 4 || 22 || 35 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: You bless the poor with wealth, O Lord. Countless sins are taken away, and the mind becomes immaculate and pure. All the mind's desires are fulfilled, and one's tasks are perfectly accomplished. You bestow Your Name upon Your devotee. || 1 || Service to the Lord, our Sovereign King, is fruitful and rewarding. Our Lord and Master is the Creator, the Cause of causes; no one is turned away from His Door empty-handed. || 1 || Pause || God eradicates the disease from the diseased person. God takes away the sorrows of the suffering. And those who have no place at all - You seat them upon the place. You link Your slave to devotional worship. || 2 || God bestows honor on the dishonored. He makes the foolish and ignorant become clever and wise. The fear of all fear disappears. The Lord dwells within the mind of His humble servant. || 3 || The Supreme Lord God is the Treasure of Peace. The Ambrosial Name of the Lord is the essence of reality. Granting His Grace, He enjoins the mortals to serve the Saints. O Nanak, such a person merges in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 4 || 23 || 36 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: In the Realm of the Saints, the Lord dwells in the mind. In the Realm of the Saints, all sins run away. In the Realm of the Saints, one's lifestyle is immaculate. In the Society of the Saints, one comes to love the One Lord. || 1 || That alone is called the Realm of the Saints, where only the Glorious Praises of the Supreme Lord God are sung. || 1 || Pause || In the Realm of the Saints, birth and death are ended. In the Realm of the Saints, the Messenger of Death cannot touch the mortal. In the Society of the Saints, one's speech becomes immaculate. || 2 || The Realm of the Saints is the eternal, ever-stable place. In the Realm of the Saints, sins are destroyed. In the Realm of the Saints, the immaculate sermon is spoken. In the Society of the Saints, the pain of egotism runs away. || 3 || The Realm of the Saints cannot be destroyed. In the Realm of the Saints, is the Lord, the Treasure of Virtue. The Realm of the Saints is the resting place of our Lord and Master. O Nanak, He is woven into the fabric of His devotees, through and through. || 4 || 24 || 37 || BHAIRAO, FIFTH MEHL: Why worry about disease, when the Lord Himself protects us? That person whom the Lord protects, does not suffer pain and sorrow. That person, upon whom God showers His Mercy - Death hovering above him is turned away. || 1 || The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is forever our Help and Support. When He comes to mind, the mortal finds lasting peace, and the Messenger of Death cannot even approach him. || 1 || Pause || When this being did not exist, who created him then? What has been produced from the source? He Himself kills, and He Himself rejuvenates. He cherishes His devotees forever. || 2 || Know that everything is in His Hands. My God is the Master of the masterless. His Name is the Destroyer of pain. Singing His Glorious Praises, you shall find peace. || 3 || O my Lord and Master, please listen to the prayer of Your Saint. I place my soul, my breath of life and wealth before You. All this world is Yours; it meditates on You.

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