Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation


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No one, not even the kings and queens, shall remain. || 1 || The Sovereign Lord is the nine treasures for me. The possessions and the spouse to which the mortal is lovingly attached, are Your wealth, O Lord. || 1 || Pause || They do not come with the mortal, and they do not go with him. What good does it do him, if he has elephants tied up at his doorway? || 2 || The fortress of Sri Lanka was made out of gold, but what could the foolish Raawan take with him when he left? || 3 || Says Kabeer, think of doing some good deeds. In the end, the gambler shall depart empty-handed. || 4 || 2 || Brahma is polluted, and Indra is polluted. The sun is polluted, and the moon is polluted. || 1 || This world is polluted with pollution. Only the One Lord is Immaculate; He has no end or limitation. || 1 || Pause || The rulers of kingdoms are polluted. Nights and days, and the days of the month are polluted. || 2 || The pearl is polluted, the diamond is polluted. Wind, fire and water are polluted. || 3 || Shiva, Shankara and Mahaysh are polluted. The Siddhas, seekers and strivers, and those who wear religious robes, are polluted. || 4 || The Yogis and wandering hermits with their matted hair are polluted. The body, along with the swan-soul, is polluted. || 5 || Says Kabeer, those humble beings are approved and pure, who know the Lord. || 6 || 3 || Let your mind be Mecca, and your body the temple of worship. Let the Supreme Guru be the One who speaks. || 1 || O Mullah, utter the call to prayer. The one mosque has ten doors. || 1 || Pause || So slaughter your evil nature, doubt and cruelty; consume the five demons and you shall be blessed with contentment. || 2 || Hindus and Muslims have the same One Lord and Master. What can the Mullah do, and what can the Shaykh do? || 3 || Says Kabeer, I have gone insane. Slaughtering, slaughtering my mind, I have merged into the Celestial Lord. || 4 || 4 || When the stream flows into the Ganges, then it becomes the Ganges. || 1 || Just so, Kabeer has become the Lord. He has become the Embodiment of Truth, and he does not go anywhere else. || 1 || Pause || Associating with the sandalwood tree, the tree nearby is changed; that tree begins to smell just like the sandalwood tree. || 2 || Coming into contact with the philosophers' stone, copper is transformed; that copper is transformed into gold. || 3 || In the Society of the Saints, Kabeer is transformed; that Kabeer is transformed into the Lord. || 4 || 5 || Some apply ceremonial marks to their foreheads, hold malas in their hands, and wear religious robes. Some people think that the Lord is a play-thing. || 1 || If I am insane, then I am Yours, O Lord. How can people know my secret? || 1 || Pause || I do not pick leaves as offerings, and I do not worship idols. Without devotional worship of the Lord, service is useless. || 2 || I worship the True Guru; forever and ever, I surrender to Him. By such service, I find peace in the Court of the Lord. || 3 || People say that Kabeer has gone insane. Only the Lord realizes the secret of Kabeer. || 4 || 6 || Turning away from the world, I have forgotten both my social class and ancestry. My weaving now is in the most profound celestial stillness. || 1 ||

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I have no quarrel with anyone. I have abandoned both the Pandits, the Hindu religious scholars, and the Mullahs, the Muslim priests. || 1 || Pause || I weave and weave, and wear what I weave. Where egotism does not exist, there I sing God's Praises. || 2 || Whatever the Pandits and Mullahs have written, I reject; I do not accept any of it. || 3 || My heart is pure, and so I have seen the Lord within. Searching, searching within the self, Kabeer has met the Lord. || 4 || 7 || No one respects the poor man. He may make thousands of efforts, but no one pays any attention to him. || 1 || Pause || When the poor man goes to the rich man, and sits right in front of him, the rich man turns his back on him. || 1 || But when the rich man goes to the poor man, the poor man welcomes him with respect. || 2 || The poor man and the rich man are both brothers. God's pre-ordained plan cannot be erased. || 3 || Says Kabeer, he alone is poor, who does not have the Naam, the Name of the Lord, in his heart. || 4 || 8 || Serving the Guru, devotional worship is practiced. Then, this human body is obtained. Even the gods long for this human body. So vibrate that human body, and think of serving the Lord. || 1 || Vibrate, and meditate on the Lord of the Universe, and never forget Him. This is the blessed opportunity of this human incarnation. || 1 || Pause || As long as the disease of old age has not come to the body, and as long as death has not come and seized the body, and as long as your voice has not lost its power, O mortal being, vibrate and meditate on the Lord of the World. || 2 || If you do not vibrate and meditate on Him now, when will you, O Sibing of Destiny? When the end comes, you will not be able to vibrate and meditate on Him. Whatever you have to do - now is the best time to do it. Otherwise, you shall regret and repent afterwards, and you shall not be carried across to the other side. || 3 || He alone is a servant, whom the Lord enjoins to His service. He alone attains the Immaculate Divine Lord. Meeting with the Guru, his doors are opened wide, and he does not have to journey again on the path of reincarnation. || 4 || This is your chance, and this is your time. Look deep into your own heart, and reflect on this. Says Kabeer, you can win or lose. In so many ways, I have proclaimed this out loud. || 5 || 1 || 9 || In the City of God, sublime understanding prevails. There, you shall meet with the Lord, and reflect on Him. Thus, you shall understand this world and the next. What is the use of claiming that you own everything, if you only die in the end? || 1 || I focus my meditation on my inner self, deep within. The Name of the Sovereign Lord is my spiritual wisdom. || 1 || Pause || In the first chakra, the root chakra, I have grasped the reins and tied them. I have firmly placed the moon above the sun. The sun blazes forth at the western gate. Through the central channel of the Shushmanaa, it rises up above my head. || 2 || There is a stone at that western gate, and above that stone, is another window. Above that window is the Tenth Gate. Says Kabeer, it has no end or limitation. || 3 || 2 || 10 || He alone is a Mullah, who struggles with his mind, and through the Guru's Teachings, fights with death. He crushes the pride of the Messenger of Death.

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Unto that Mullah, I ever offer greetings of respect. || 1 || God is present, right here at hand; why do you say that He is far away? Tie up your disturbing passions, and find the Beauteous Lord. || 1 || Pause || He alone is a Qazi, who contemplates the human body, and through the fire of the body, is illumined by God. He does not lose his semen, even in his dreams; for such a Qazi, there is no old age or death. || 2 || He alone is a sultan and a king, who shoots the two arrows, gathers in his outgoing mind, and assembles his army in the realm of the mind's sky, the Tenth Gate. The canopy of royalty waves over such a sultan. || 3 || The Yogi cries out, "Gorakh, Gorakh". The Hindu utters the Name of Raam. The Muslim has only One God. The Lord and Master of Kabeer is all-pervading. || 4 || 3 || 11 || FIFTH MEHL: Those who call a stone their god - their service is useless. Those who fall at the feet of a stone god - their work is wasted in vain. || 1 || My Lord and Master speaks forever. God gives His gifts to all living beings. || 1 || Pause || The Divine Lord is within the self, but the spiritually blind one does not know this. Deluded by doubt, he is caught in the noose. The stone does not speak; it does not give anything to anyone. Such religious rituals are useless; such service is fruitless. || 2 || If a corpse is anointed with sandalwood oil, what good does it do? If a corpse is rolled in manure, what does it lose from this? || 3 || Says Kabeer, I proclaim this out loud - behold, and understand, you ignorant, faithless cynic. The love of duality has ruined countless homes. The Lord's devotees are forever in bliss. || 4 || 4 || 12 || The fish in the water is attached to Maya. The moth fluttering around the lamp is pierced through by Maya. The sexual desire of Maya afflicts the elephant. The snakes and bumble bees are destroyed through Maya. || 1 || Such are the enticements of Maya, O Siblings of Destiny. As many living beings are there are, have been deceived. || 1 || Pause || The birds and the deer are imbued with Maya. Sugar is a deadly trap for the flies. Horses and camels are absorbed in Maya. The eighty-four Siddhas, the beings of miraculous spiritual powers, play in Maya. || 2 || The six celibates are slaves of Maya. So are the nine masters of Yoga, and the sun and the moon. The austere disciplinarians and the Rishis are asleep in Maya. Death and the five demons are in Maya. || 3 || Dogs and jackals are imbued with Maya. Monkeys, leopards and lions, cats, sheep, foxes, trees and roots are planted in Maya. || 4 || Even the gods are drenched with Maya, as are the oceans, the sky and the earth. Says Kabeer, whoever has a belly to fill, is under the spell of Maya. The mortal is emancipated only when he meets the Holy Saint. || 5 || 5 || 13 || As long as he cries out, "Mine! Mine!", none of his tasks is accomplished.

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When such possessiveness is erased and removed, then God comes and resolves his affairs. || 1 || Contemplate such spiritual wisdom, O mortal man. Why not meditate in remembrance on the Lord, the Destroyer of pain? || 1 || Pause || As long as the tiger lives in the forest, the forest does not flower. But when the jackal eats the tiger, then the entire forest flowers. || 2 || The victorious are drowned, while the defeated swim across. By Guru's Grace, one crosses over and is saved. Slave Kabeer speaks and teaches: remain lovingly absorbed, attuned to the Lord alone. || 3 || 6 || 14 || He has 7,000 commanders, and hundreds of thousands of prophets; He is said to have 88,000,000 shaykhs, and 56,000,000 attendants. || 1 || I am meek and poor - what chance do I have of being heard there? His Court is so far away; only a rare few attain the Mansion of His Presence. || 1 || Pause || He has 33,000,000 play-houses. His beings wander insanely through 8.4 million incarnations. He bestowed His Grace on Adam, the father of mankind, who then lived in paradise for a long time. || 2 || Pale are the faces of those whose hearts are disturbed. They have forsaken their Bible, and practice Satanic evil. One who blames the world, and is angry with people, shall receive the fruits of his own actions. || 3 || You are the Great Giver, O Lord; I am forever a beggar at Your Door. If I were to deny You, then I would be a wretched sinner. Slave Kabeer has entered Your Shelter. Keep me near You, O Merciful Lord God - that is heaven for me. || 4 || 7 || 15 || Everyone speaks of going there, but I do not even know where heaven is. || 1 || Pause || One who does not even know the mystery of his own self, speaks of heaven, but it is only talk. || 1 || As long as the mortal hopes for heaven, he will not dwell at the Lord's Feet. || 2 || Heaven is not a fort with moats and ramparts, and walls plastered with mud; I do not know what heaven's gate is like. || 3 || Says Kabeer, now what more can I say? The Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, is heaven itself. || 4 || 8 || 16 || How can the beautiful fortress be conquered, O Siblings of Destiny? It has double walls and triple moats. || 1 || Pause || It is defended by the five elements, the twenty-five categories, attachment, pride, jealousy and the awesomely powerful Maya. The poor mortal being does not have the strength to conquer it; what should I do now, O Lord? || 1 || Sexual desire is the window, pain and pleasure are the gate-keepers, virtue and sin are the gates. Anger is the great supreme commander, full of argument and strife, and the mind is the rebel king there. || 2 || Their armor is the pleasure of tastes and flavors, their helmets are worldly attachments; they take aim with their bows of corrupt intellect. The greed that fills their hearts is the arrow; with these things, their fortress is impregnable. || 3 || But I have made divine love the fuse, and deep meditation the bomb; I have launched the rocket of spiritual wisdom. The fire of God is lit by intuition, and with one shot, the fortress is taken. || 4 || Taking truth and contentment with me, I begin the battle and storm both the gates.

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In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and by Guru's Grace, I have captured the king of the fortress. || 5 || With the army of God's devotees, and Shakti, the power of meditation, I have snapped the noose of the fear of death. Slave Kabeer has climbed to the top of the fortress; I have obtained the eternal, imperishable domain. || 6 || 9 || 17 || The mother Ganges is deep and profound. Tied up in chains, they took Kabeer there. || 1 || My mind was not shaken; why should my body be afraid? My consciousness remained immersed in the Lotus Feet of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || The waves of the Ganges broke the chains, and Kabeer was seated on a deer skin. || 2 || Says Kabeer, I have no friend or companion. On the water, and on the land, the Lord is my Protector. || 3 || 10 || 18 ||



God constructed a fortress, inaccessible and unreachable, in which He dwells. There, His Divine Light radiates forth. Lightning blazes, and bliss prevails there, where the Eternally Young Lord God abides. || 1 || This soul is lovingly attuned to the Lord's Name. It is saved from old age and death, and its doubt runs away. || 1 || Pause || Those who believe in high and low social classes, only sing songs and chants of egotism. The Unstruck Sound-current of the Shabad, the Word of God, resounds in that place, where the Supreme Lord God abides. || 2 || He creates planets, solar systems and galaxies; He destroys the three worlds, the three gods and the three qualities. The Inaccessible and Unfathomable Lord God dwells in the heart. No one can find the limits or the secrets of the Lord of the World. || 3 || The Lord shines forth in the plantain flower and the sunshine. He dwells in the pollen of the lotus flower. The Lord's secret is within the twelve petals of the heart-lotus. The Supreme Lord, the Lord of Lakshmi dwells there. || 4 || He is like the sky, stretching across the lower, upper and middle realms. In the profoundly silent celestial realm, He radiates forth. Neither the sun nor the moon are there, but the Primal Immaculate Lord celebrates there. || 5 || Know that He is in the universe, and in the body as well. Take your cleansing bath in the Mansarovar Lake. Chant "Sohang" - "He is me." He is not affected by either virtue or vice. || 6 || He is not affected by either high or low social class, sunshine or shade. He is in the Guru's Sanctuary, and nowhere else. He is not diverted by diversions, comings or goings. Remain intuitively absorbed in the celestial void. || 7 || One who knows the Lord in the mind - whatever he says, comes to pass. One who firmly implants the Lord's Divine Light, and His Mantra within the mind - says Kabeer, such a mortal crosses over to the other side. || 8 || 1 || Millions of suns shine for Him, millions of Shivas and Kailash mountains. Millions of Durga goddesses massage His Feet. Millions of Brahmas chant the Vedas for Him. || 1 || When I beg, I beg only from the Lord. I have nothing to do with any other deities. || 1 || Pause ||

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Millions of moons twinkle in the sky. Thirty-three million gods eat the Lord's offerings. The nine stars, a million times over, stand at His Door. Millions of Righteous Judges of Dharma are His gate-keepers. || 2 || Millions of winds blow around Him in the four directions. Millions of serpents prepare His bed. Millions of oceans are His water-carriers. The eighteen million loads of vegetation are His Hair. || 3 || Millions of treasurers fill His Treasury. Millions of Lakshmis adorn themselves for Him. Many millions of vices and virtues look up to Him. Millions of Indras serve Him. || 4 || Fifty-six million clouds are His. In each and every village, His infinite fame has spread. Wild demons with dishevelled hair move about. The Lord plays in countless ways. || 5 || Millions of charitable feasts are held in His Court, and millions of celestial singers celebrate His victory. Millions of sciences all sing His Praises. Even so, the limits of the Supreme Lord God cannot be found. || 6 || Rama, with millions of monkeys, conquered Raawan's army. Billions of Puraanas greatly praise Him; He humbled the pride of Duyodhan. || 7 || Millions of gods of love cannot compete with Him. He steals the hearts of mortal beings. Says Kabeer, please hear me, O Lord of the World. I beg for the blessing of fearless dignity. || 8 || 2 || 18 || 20 ||



O my tongue, I will cut you into a hundred pieces, if you do not chant the Name of the Lord. || 1 || O my tongue, be imbued with the Lord's Name. Meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, and imbue yourself with this most excellent color. || 1 || Pause || O my tongue, other occupations are false. The state of Nirvaanaa comes only through the Lord's Name. || 2 || The performance of countless millions of other devotions is not equal to even one devotion to the Name of the Lord. || 3 || Prays Naam Dayv, this is my occupation. O Lord, Your Forms are endless. || 4 || 1 || One who stays away from others' wealth and others' spouses - the Lord abides near that person. || 1 || Those who do not meditate and vibrate on the Lord - I do not even want to see them. || 1 || Pause || Those whose inner beings are not in harmony with the Lord, are nothing more than beasts. || 2 || Prays Naam Dayv, a man without a nose does not look handsome, even if he has the thirty-two beauty marks. || 3 || 2 || Naam Dayv milked the brown cow, and brought a cup of milk and a jug of water to his family god. || 1 || "Please drink this milk, O my Sovereign Lord God. Drink this milk and my mind will be happy. Otherwise, my father will be angry with me." || 1 || Pause || Taking the golden cup, Naam Dayv filled it with the ambrosial milk, and placed it before the Lord. || 2 || The Lord looked upon Naam Dayv and smiled. "This one devotee abides within my heart." || 3 ||

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The Lord drank the milk, and the devotee returned home. Thus did Naam Dayv come to receive the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan. || 4 || 3 || I am crazy - the Lord is my Husband. I decorate and adorn myself for Him. || 1 || Slander me well, slander me well, slander me well, O people. My body and mind are united with my Beloved Lord. || 1 || Pause || Do not engage in any arguments or debates with anyone. With your tongue, savor the Lord's sublime essence. || 2 || Now, I know within my soul, that such an arrangement has been made; I will meet with my Lord by the beat of the drum. || 3 || Anyone can praise or slander me. Naam Dayv has met the Lord. || 4 || 4 || Sometimes, people do not appreciate milk, sugar and ghee. Sometimes, they have to beg for bread from door to door. Sometimes, they have to pick out the grain from the chaff. || 1 || As the Lord keeps us, so do we live, O Siblings of Destiny. The Lord's Glory cannot even be described. || 1 || Pause || Sometimes, people prance around on horses. Sometimes, they do not even have shoes for their feet. || 2 || Sometimes, people sleep on cozy beds with white sheets. Sometimes, they do not even have straw to put down on the ground. || 3 || Naam Dayv prays, only the Naam, the Name of the Lord, can save us. One who meets the Guru, is carried across to the other side. || 4 || 5 || Laughing and playing, I came to Your Temple, O Lord. While Naam Dayv was worshipping, he was grabbed and driven out. || 1 || I am of a low social class, O Lord; why was I born into a family of fabric dyers? || 1 || Pause || I picked up my blanket and went back, to sit behind the temple. || 2 || As Naam Dayv uttered the Glorious Praises of the Lord, the temple turned around to face the Lord's humble devotee. || 3 || 6 ||



As the hungry person loves food, and the thirsty person is obsessed with water, and as the fool is attached to his family - just so, the Lord is very dear to Naam Dayv. || 1 || Naam Dayv is in love with the Lord. He has naturally and intuitively become detached from the world. || 1 || Pause || Like the woman who falls in love with another man, and the greedy man who loves only wealth, and the sexually promiscuous man who loves women and sex, just so, Naam Dayv is in love with the Lord. || 2 || But that alone is real love, which the Lord Himself inspires; by Guru's Grace, duality is eradicated. Such love never breaks; through it, the mortal remains merged in the Lord. Naam Dayv has focused his consciousness on the True Name. || 3 || Like the love between the child and its mother, so is my mind imbued with the Lord. Prays Naam Dayv, I am in love with the Lord. The Lord of the Universe abides within my consciousness. || 4 || 1 || 7 ||

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The blind fool abandons the wife of his own home, and has an affair with another woman. He is like the parrot, who is pleased to see the simbal tree; but in the end, he dies, stuck to it. || 1 || The home of the sinner is on fire. It keeps burning, and the fire cannot be extinguished. || 1 || Pause || He does not go to see where the Lord is being worshipped. He abandons the Lord's Path, and takes the wrong path. He forgets the Primal Lord God, and is caught in the cycle of reincarnation. He throws away the Ambrosial Nectar, and gathers poison to eat. || 2 || He is like the prostitute, who comes to dance, wearing beautiful clothes, decorated and adorned. She dances to the beat, exciting the breath of those who watch her. But the noose of the Messenger of Death is around her neck. || 3 || One who has good karma recorded on his forehead, hurries to enter the Guru's Sanctuary. Says Naam Dayv, consider this: O Saints, this is the way to cross over to the other side. || 4 || 2 || 8 || Sanda and Marka went and complained to Harnaakhash, "Your son does not read his lessons. We are tired of trying to teach him. He chants the Lord's Name, clapping his hands to keep the beat; he has spoiled all the other students. || 1 || He chants the Lord's Name, and he has enshrined meditative remembrance of the Lord within his heart." || 1 || Pause || "Your father the king has conquered the whole world", said his mother the queen. "O Prahlad my son, you do not obey him, so he has decided to deal with you in another way." || 2 || The council of villians met and resolved to send Prahlaad into the life hereafter. Prahlaad was thrown off a mountain, into the water, and into a fire, but the Sovereign Lord God saved him, by changing the laws of nature. || 3 || Harnaakhash thundered with rage and threatened to kill Prahlaad. "Tell me, who can save you?" Prahlaad answered, "The Lord, the Master of the three worlds, is contained even in this pillar to which I am tied." || 4 || The Lord who tore Harnaakhash apart with His nails proclaimed Himself the Lord of gods and men. Says Naam Dayv, I meditate on the Lord, the Man-lion, the Giver of fearless dignity. || 5 || 3 || 9 || The Sultan said, "Listen, Naam Dayv: let me see the actions of your Lord." || 1 || The Sultan arrested Naam Dayv, and said, "Let me see your Beloved Lord." || 1 || Pause || "Bring this dead cow back to life. Otherwise, I shall cut off your head here and now." || 2 || Naam Dayv answered, "O king, how can this happen? No one can bring the dead back to life. || 3 || I cannot do anything by my own actions. Whatever the Lord does, that alone happens." || 4 || The arrogant king was enraged at this reply. He incited an elephant to attack. || 5 || Naam Dayv's mother began to cry, and she said, "Why don't you abandon your Lord Raam, and worship his Lord Allah?" || 6 || Naam Dayv answered, "I am not your son, and you are not my mother. Even if my body dies, I will still sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord." || 7 || The elephant attacked him with his trunk, but Naam Dayv was saved, protected by the Lord. || 8 || The king said, "The Qazis and the Mullahs bow down to me, but this Hindu has trampled my honor." || 9 || The people pleaded with the king, "Hear our prayer, O king.

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Here, take Naam Dayv's weight in gold, and release him." || 10 || The king replied, "If I take the gold, then I will be consigned to hell, by forsaking my faith and gathering worldly wealth." || 11 || With his feet in chains, Naam Dayv kept the beat with his hands, singing the Praises of the Lord. || 12 || "Even if the Ganges and the Jamunaa rivers flow backwards, I will still continue singing the Praises of the Lord." || 13 || Three hours passed, and even then, the Lord of the three worlds had not come. || 14 || Playing on the instrument of the feathered wings, the Lord of the Universe came, mounted on the eagle garura. || 15 || He cherished His devotee, and the Lord came, mounted on the eagle garura. || 16 || The Lord said to him, "If you wish, I shall turn the earth sideways. If you wish, I shall turn it upside down. || 17 || If you wish, I shall bring the dead cow back to life. Everyone will see and be convinced." || 18 || Naam Dayv prayed, and milked the cow. He brought the calf to the cow, and milked her. || 19 || When the pitcher was filled with milk, Naam Dayv took it and placed it before the king. || 20 || The king went into his palace, and his heart was troubled. || 21 || Through the Qazis and the Mullahs, the king offered his prayer, "Forgive me, please, O Hindu; I am just a cow before you." || 22 || Naam Dayv said, "Listen, O king: have I done this miracle? || 23 || The purpose of this miracle is that you, O king, should walk on the path of truth and humility." || 24 || Naam Dayv became famous everywhere for this. The Hindus all went together to Naam Dayv. || 25 || If the cow had not been revived, people would have lost faith in Naam Dayv. || 26 || The fame of Naam Dayv spread throughout the world. The humble devotees were saved and carried across with him. || 27 || All sorts of troubles and pains afflicted the slanderer. There is no difference between Naam Dayv and the Lord. || 28 || 1 || 10 || SECOND HOUSE: By the Grace of the Divine Guru, one meets the Lord. By the Grace of the Divine Guru, one is carried across to the other side. By the Grace of the Divine Guru, one swims across to heaven. By the Grace of the Divine Guru, one remains dead while yet alive. || 1 || True, True, True True, True is the Divine Guru. False, false, false, false is all other service. || 1 || Pause || When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is implanted within. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one does not wander in the ten directions. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, the five demons are kept far away. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one does not die regretting. || 2 || When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one is blessed with the Ambrosial Bani of the Word. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one speaks the Unspoken Speech. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one's body becomes like ambrosial nectar. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one utters and chants the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 3 || When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one sees the three worlds. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one understands the state of supreme dignity. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one's head is in the Akaashic ethers. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one is always congratulated everywhere. || 4 || When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one remains detached forever. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one forsakes the slander of others.

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When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one looks upon good and bad as the same. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one has good destiny written on his forehead. || 5 || When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, the wall of the body is not eroded. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, the temple turns itself towards the mortal. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one's home is constructed. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one's bed is lifted up out of the water. || 6 || When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one has bathed at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one's body is stamped with the sacred mark of Vishnu. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one has performed the twelve devotional services. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, all poison is transformed into fruit. || 7 || When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, skepticism is shattered. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one escapes from the Messenger of Death. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one crosses over the terrifying world-ocean. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one is not subject to the cycle of reincarnation. || 8 || When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one understands the rituals of the eighteen Puraanas. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, it is as if one has made an offering of the eighten loads of vegetation. When the Divine Guru grants His Grace, one needs no other place of rest. Naam Dayv has entered the Sanctuary of the Guru. || 9 || 1 || 2 || 11 ||



Without seeing something, the yearning for it does not arise. Whatever is seen, shall pass away. Whoever chants and praises the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is the true Yogi, free of desire. || 1 || When someone utters the Name of the Lord with love, it is as if he has touched the philosopher's stone; his sense of duality is eradicated. || 1 || Pause || He alone is a silent sage, who destroys the duality of his mind. Keeping the doors of his body closed, he merges in the Lord of the three worlds. Everyone acts according to the inclinations of the mind. Attuned to the Creator Lord, one remains free of fear. || 2 || Plants blossom forth to produce fruit. When the fruit is produced, the flowers wither away. For the sake of spiritual wisdom, people act and practice rituals. When spiritual wisdom wells up, then actions are left behind. || 3 || For the sake of ghee, wise people churn milk. Those who are Jivan-mukta, liberated while yet alive - are forever in the state of Nirvaanaa. Says Ravi Daas, O you unfortunate people, why not meditate on the Lord with love in your heart? || 4 || 1 || NAAM DAYV: Come, O Lord of beautiful hair, wearing the robes of a Sufi Saint. || Pause || Your cap is the realm of the Akaashic ethers; the seven nether worlds are Your sandals. The body covered with skin is Your temple; You are so beautiful, O Lord of the World. || 1 || The fifty-six million clouds are Your gowns, the 16,000 milkmaids are your skirts. The eighteen loads of vegetation is Your stick, and all the world is Your plate. || 2 || The human body is the mosque, and the mind is the priest, who peacefully leads the prayer. You are married to Maya, O Formless Lord, and so You have taken form. || 3 || Performing devotional worship services to You, my cymbals were taken away; unto whom should I complain? Naam Dayv's Lord and Master, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, wanders everywhere; He has no specific home. || 4 || 1 ||

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