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RAAG BASANT, FIRST MEHL, FIRST HOUSE, CHAU-PADAS, DU-TUKAS:

ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD.

TRUTH IS THE NAME.

CREATIVE BEING PERSONIFIED. NO FEAR. NO HATRED.

IMAGE OF THE UNDYING. BEYOND BIRTH. SELF-EXISTENT.

BY GURU'S GRACE:

Among the months, blessed is this month, when spring always comes. Blossom forth, O my consciousness, contemplating the Lord of the Universe, forever and ever. || 1 || O ignorant one, forget your egotistical intellect. Subdue your ego, and contemplate Him in your mind; gather in the virtues of the Sublime, Virtuous Lord. || 1 || Pause || Karma is the tree, the Lord's Name the branches, Dharmic faith the flowers, and spiritual wisdom the fruit. Realization of the Lord are the leaves, and eradication of the pride of the mind is the shade. || 2 || Whoever sees the Lord's Creative Power with his eyes, and hears the Guru's Bani with his ears, and utters the True Name with his mouth, attains the perfect wealth of honor, and intuitively focuses his meditation on the Lord. || 3 || The months and the seasons come; see, and do your deeds. O Nanak, those Gurmukhs who remain merged in the Lord do not wither away; they remain green forever. || 4 || 1 || FIRST MEHL, BASANT: The season of spring, so delightful, has come. Those who are imbued with love for You, O Lord, chant Your Name with joy. Whom else should I worship? At whose feet should I bow? || 1 || I am the slave of Your slaves, O my Sovereign Lord King. O Life of the Universe, there is no other way to meet You. || 1 || Pause || You have only One Form, and yet You have countless forms. Which one should I worship? Before which one should I burn incense? Your limits cannot be found. How can anyone find them? I am the slave of Your slaves, O my Sovereign Lord King. || 2 || The cycles of years and the places of pilgrimage are Yours, O Lord. Your Name is True, O Transcendent Lord God. Your State cannot be known, O Eternal, Unchanging Lord God. Although You are unknown, still we chant Your Name. || 3 || What can poor Nanak say? All people praise the One Lord. Nanak places his head on the feet of such people. I am a sacrifice to Your Names, as many as there are, O Lord. || 4 || 2 || BASANT, FIRST MEHL: The kitchen is golden, and the cooking pots are golden. The lines marking the cooking square are silver. The water is from the Ganges, and the firewood is sanctified. The food is soft rice, cooked in milk. || 1 ||


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O my mind, these things are worthless, if you are not drenched with the True Name. || 1 || Pause || One may have the eighteen Puraanas written in his own hand; he may recite the four Vedas by heart, and take ritual baths at holy festivals and give charitable donations; he may observe the ritual fasts, and perform religious ceremonies day and night. || 2 || He may be a Qazi, a Mullah or a Shaykh, a Yogi or a wandering hermit wearing saffron-colored robes; he may be a householder, working at his job; but without understanding the essence of devotional worship, all people are eventually bound and gagged, and driven along by the Messenger of Death. || 3 || Each person's karma is written on his forehead. According to their deeds, they shall be judged. Only the foolish and the ignorant issue commands. O Nanak, the treasure of praise belongs to the True Lord alone. || 4 || 3 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: A person may take off his clothes and be naked. What Yoga does he practice by having matted and tangled hair? If the mind is not pure, what use is it to hold the breath at the Tenth Gate? The fool wanders and wanders, entering the cycle of reincarnation again and again. || 1 || Meditate on the One Lord, O my foolish mind, and you shall cross over to the other side in an instant. || 1 || Pause || Some recite and expound on the Simritees and the Shaastras; some sing the Vedas and read the Puraanas; but they practice hypocrisy and deception with their eyes and minds. The Lord does not even come near them. || 2 || Even if someone practices such self-discipline, compassion and devotional worship - if he is filled with greed, and his mind is engrossed in corruption, how can he find the Immaculate Lord? || 3 || What can the created being do? The Lord Himself moves him. If the Lord casts His Glance of Grace, then his doubts are dispelled. If the mortal realizes the Hukam of the Lord's Command, he obtains the True Lord. || 4 || If someone's soul is polluted within, what is the use of his traveling to sacred shrines of pilgrimage all over the world? O Nanak, when one joins the Society of the True Guru, then the bonds of the terrifying world-ocean are broken. || 5 || 4 || BASANT, FIRST MEHL: All the worlds have been fascinated and enchanted by Your Maya, O Lord. I do not see any other at all - You are everywhere. You are the Master of Yogis, the Divinity of the divine. Serving at the Guru's Feet, the Name of the Lord is received. || 1 || O my Beauteous, Deep and Profound Beloved Lord. As Gurmukh, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord's Name. You are Infinite, the Cherisher of all. || 1 || Pause || Without the Holy Saint, association with the Lord is not obtained. Without the Guru, one's very fiber is stained with filth. Without the Lord's Name, one cannot become pure. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, sing the Praises of the True Lord. || 2 || O Savior Lord, that person whom You have saved - You lead him to meet the True Guru, and so take care of him. You take away his poisonous egotism and attachment. You dispel all his sufferings, O Sovereign Lord God. || 3 || His state and condition are sublime; the Lord's Glorious Virtues permeate his body. Through the Word of the Guru's Teachings, the diamond of the Lord's Name is revealed. He is lovingly attuned to the Naam; he is rid of the love of duality. O Lord, let servant Nanak meet the Guru. || 4 || 5 || BASANT, FIRST MEHL: O my friends and companions, listen with love in your heart. My Husband Lord is Incomparably Beautiful; He is always with me. He is Unseen - He cannot be seen. How can I describe Him?


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The Guru has shown me that my Sovereign Lord God is with me. || 1 || Joining together with my friends and companions, I am adorned with the Lord's Glorious Virtues. The sublime soul-brides play with their Lord God. The Gurmukhs look within themselves; their minds are filled with faith. || 1 || Pause || The self-willed manmukhs, suffering in separation, do not understand this mystery. The Beloved Lord of all celebrates in each and every heart. The Gurmukh is stable, knowing that God is always with him. The Guru has implanted the Naam within me; I chant it, and meditate on it. || 2 || Without the Guru, devotional love does not well up within. Without the Guru, one is not blessed with the Society of the Saints. Without the Guru, the blind cry out, entangled in worldly affairs. That mortal who becomes Gurmukh becomes immaculate; the Word of the Shabad washes away his filth. || 3 || Uniting with the Guru, the mortal conquers and subdues his mind. Day and night, he savors the Yoga of devotional worship. Associating with the Saint Guru, suffering and sickness are ended. Servant Nanak merges with his Husband Lord, in the Yoga of intuitive ease. || 4 || 6 || BASANT, FIRST MEHL: By His Creative Power, God fashioned the creation. The King of kings Himself adminsters true justice. The most sublime Word of the Guru's Teachings is always with us. The wealth of the Lord's Name, the source of nectar, is easily acquired. || 1 || So chant the Name of the Lord; do not forget it, O my mind. The Lord is Infinite, Inaccessible and Incomprehensible; His weight cannot be weighed, but He Himself allows the Gurmukh to weigh Him. || 1 || Pause || Your GurSikhs serve at the Guru's Feet. Serving the Guru, they are carried across; they have abandoned any distinction between 'mine' and 'yours'. The slanderous and greedy people are hard-hearted. Those who do not love to serve the Guru are the most thieving of thieves. || 2 || When the Guru is pleased, He blesses the mortals with loving devotional worship of the Lord. When the Guru is pleased, the mortal obtains a place in the Mansion of the Lord's Presence. So renounce slander, and awaken in devotional worship of the Lord. Devotion to the Lord is wonderful; it comes through good karma and destiny. || 3 || The Guru unites in union with the Lord, and grants the gift of the Name. The Guru loves His Sikhs, day and night. They obtain the fruit of the Naam, when the Guru's favor is bestowed. Says Nanak, those who receive it are very rare indeed. || 4 || 7 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL, IK-TUKAS: When it pleases our Lord and Master, His servant serves Him. He remains dead while yet alive, and redeems all his ancestors. || 1 || I shall not renounce Your devotional worship, O Lord; what does it matter if people laugh at me? The True Name abides within my heart. || 1 || Pause || Just as the mortal remains engrossed in attachment to Maya, so does the Lord's humble Saint remain absorbed in the Lord's Name. || 2 || I am foolish and ignorant, O Lord; please be merciful to me. May I remain in Your Sanctuary. || 3 || Says Nanak, worldly affairs are fruitless. Only by Guru's Grace does one receive the Nectar of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 8 ||

FIRST MEHL, BASANT HINDOL, SECOND HOUSE:

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

O Brahmin, you worship and believe in your stone-god, and wear your ceremonial rosary beads. Chant the Name of the Lord.


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Build your boat, and pray, "O Merciful Lord, please be merciful to me." || 1 || Why do you irrigate the barren, alkaline soil? You are wasting your life away! This wall of mud is crumbling. Why bother to patch it with plaster? || 1 || Pause || Let your hands be the buckets, strung on the chain, and yoke the mind as the ox to pull it; draw the water up from the well. Irrigate your fields with the Ambrosial Nectar, and you shall be owned by God the Gardener. || 2 || Let sexual desire and anger be your two shovels, to dig up the dirt of your farm, O Siblings of Destiny. The more you dig, the more peace you shall find. Your past actions cannot be erased. || 3 || The crane is again transformed into a swan, if You so will, O Merciful Lord. Prays Nanak, the slave of Your slaves: O Merciful Lord, have mercy on me. || 4 || 1 || 9 || BASANT, FIRST MEHL, HINDOL: In the House of the Husband Lord - in the world hereafter, everything is jointly owned; but in this world - in the house of the soul-bride's parents, the soul-bride owns them separately. She herself is ill-mannered; how can she blame anyone else? She does not know how to take care of these things. || 1 || O my Lord and Master, I am deluded by doubt. I sing the Word which You have written; I do not know any other Word. || 1 || Pause || She alone is known as the Lord's bride, who embroiders her gown in the Name. She who preserves and protects the home of her own heart and does not taste of evil, shall be the Beloved of her Husband Lord. || 2 || If you are a learned and wise religious scholar, then make a boat of the letters of the Lord's Name. Prays Nanak, the One Lord shall carry you across, if you merge in the True Lord. || 3 || 2 || 10 || BASANT HINDOL, FIRST MEHL: The king is just a boy, and his city is vulnerable. He is in love with his wicked enemies. He reads of his two mothers and his two fathers; O Pandit, reflect on this. || 1 || O Master Pandit, teach me about this. How can I obtain the Lord of life? || 1 || Pause || There is fire within the plants which bloom; the ocean is tied into a bundle. The sun and the moon dwell in the same home in the sky. You have not obtained this knowledge. || 2 || One who knows the All-pervading Lord, eats up the one mother - Maya. Know that the sign of such a person is that he gathers the wealth of compassion. || 3 || The mind lives with those who do not listen, and do not admit what they eat. Prays Nanak, the slave of the Lord's slave: one instant the mind is huge, and the next instant, it is tiny. || 4 || 3 || 11 || BASANT HINDOL, FIRST MEHL: The Guru is the True Banker, the Giver of peace; He unites the mortal with the Lord, and satisfies his hunger. Granting His Grace, He implants devotional worship of the Lord within; and then night and day, we sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 1 || O my mind, do not forget the Lord; keep Him in your consciousness. Without the Guru, no one is liberated anywhere in the three worlds. The Gurmukh obtains the Lord's Name. || 1 || Pause || Without devotional worship, the True Guru is not obtained. Without good destiny, devotional worship of the Lord is not obtained. Without good destiny, the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, is not obtained. By the grace of one's good karma, the Lord's Name is received. || 2 || In each and every heart, the Lord is hidden; He creates and watches over all. He reveals Himself in the humble, Saintly Gurmukhs. Those who chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, are drenched with the Lord's Love.


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Their minds are drenched with the Ambrosial Water of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 3 || Those who are blessed with the glory of the Lord's Throne - those Gurmukhs are renowned as supreme. Touching the philosopher's stone, they themselves becomes the philosopher's stone; they become the companions of the Lord, the Guru. || 4 || 4 || 12 ||

BASANT, THIRD MEHL, FIRST HOUSE, DU-TUKAS:

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

Throughout the months and the seasons, the Lord is always in bloom. He rejuvenates all beings and creatures. What can I say? I am just a worm. No one has found Your beginning or Your end, O Lord. || 1 || Those who serve You, Lord, obtain the greatest peace; their souls are so divine. || 1 || Pause || If the Lord is merciful, then the mortal is allowed to serve Him. By Guru's Grace, he remains dead while yet alive. Night and day, he chants the True Name; in this way, he crosses over the treacherous world-ocean. || 2 || The Creator created both poison and nectar. He attached these two fruits to the world-plant. The Creator Himself is the Doer, the Cause of all. He feeds all as He pleases. || 3 || O Nanak, when He casts His Glance of Grace, He Himself bestows His Ambrosial Naam. Thus, the desire for sin and corruption is ended. The Lord Himself carries out His Own Will. || 4 || 1 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: Those who are attuned to the True Lord's Name are happy and exalted. Take pity on me, O God, Merciful to the meek. Without Him, I have no other at all. As it pleases His Will, He keeps me. || 1 || The Guru, the Lord, is pleasing to my mind. I cannot even survive, without the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. But I shall easily unite with the Guru, if He unites me in His Union. || 1 || Pause || The greedy mind is enticed by greed. Forgetting the Lord, it regrets and repents in the end. The separated ones are reunited, when they are inspired to serve the Guru. They are blessed with the Lord's Name - such is the destiny written on their foreheads. || 2 || This body is built of air and water. The body is afflicted with the terribly painful illness of egotism. The Gurmukh has the Medicine: singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord's Name. Granting His Grace, the Guru has cured the illness. || 3 || The four evils are the four rivers of fire flowing through the body. It is burning in desire, and burning in egotism. Those whom the Guru protects and saves are very fortunate. Servant Nanak enshrines the Ambrosial Name of the Lord in his heart. || 4 || 2 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: One who serves the Lord is the Lord's person. He dwells in intuitive peace, and never suffers in sorrow. The self-willed manmukhs are dead; the Lord is not within their minds. They die and die again and again, and are reincarnated, only to die once more. || 1 || They alone are alive, whose minds are filled with the Lord. They contemplate the True Lord, and are absorbed in the True Lord. || 1 || Pause || Those who do not serve the Lord are far away from the Lord. They wander in foreign lands, with dust thrown on their heads. The Lord Himself enjoins His humble servants to serve Him.


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They live in peace forever, and have no greed at all. || 2 || When the Lord bestows His Glance of Grace, egotism is eradicated. Then, the mortal is honored in the Court of the True Lord. He sees the Dear Lord always close at hand, ever-present. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, he sees the Lord pervading and permeating all. || 3 || The Lord cherishes all beings and creatures. By Guru's Grace, contemplate Him forever. You shall go to your true home in the Lord's Court with honor. O Nanak, through the Naam, the Name of the Lord, you shall be blessed with glorious greatness. || 4 || 3 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: One who worships the Lord within his mind, sees the One and Only Lord, and no other. People in duality suffer terrible pain. The True Guru has shown me the One Lord. || 1 || My God is in bloom, forever in spring. This mind blossoms forth, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. || 1 || Pause || So consult the Guru, and reflect upon His wisdom; then, you shall be in love with the True Lord God. Abandon your self-conceit, and be His loving servant. Then, the Life of the World shall come to dwell in your mind. || 2 || Worship Him with devotion, and see Him always ever-present, close at hand. My God is forever permeating and pervading all. Only a rare few know the mystery of this devotional worship. My God is the Enlightener of all souls. || 3 || The True Guru Himself unites us in His Union. He Himself links our consciousness to the Lord, the Life of the World. Thus, our minds and bodies are rejuvenated with intuitive ease. O Nanak, through the Naam, the Name of the Lord, we remain attuned to the String of His Love. || 4 || 4 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: The Lord is the Lover of His devotees; He dwells within their minds, by Guru's Grace, with intuitive ease. Through devotional worship, self-conceit is eradicated from within, and then, one meets the True Lord. || 1 || His devotees are forever beauteous at the Door of the Lord God. Loving the Guru, they have love and affection for the True Lord. || 1 || Pause || That humble being who worships the Lord with devotion becomes immaculate and pure. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, egotism is eradicated from within. The Dear Lord Himself comes to dwell within the mind, and the mortal remains immersed in peace, tranquility and intuitive ease. || 2 || Those who are imbued with Truth, are forever in the bloom of spring. Their minds and bodies are rejuvenated, uttering the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. Without the Lord's Name, the world is dry and parched. It burns in the fire of desire, over and over again. || 3 || One who does only that which is pleasing to the Dear Lord - his body is forever at peace, and his consciousness is attached to the Lord's Will. He serves His God with intuitive ease. O Nanak, the Naam, the Name of the Lord, comes to abide in his mind. || 4 || 5 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: Attachment to Maya is burnt away by the Word of the Shabad. The mind and body are rejuvenated by the Love of the True Guru. The tree bears fruit at the Lord's Door, in love with the True Bani of the Guru's Word, and the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 1 || This mind is rejuvenated, with intuitive ease; loving the True Guru, it bears the fruit of truth. || 1 || Pause || He Himself is near, and He Himself is far away. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, He is seen to be ever-present, close at hand. The plants have blossomed forth, giving a dense shade. The Gurmukh blossoms forth, with intuitive ease. || 2 || Night and day, he sings the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises, day and night.


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The True Guru drives out sin and doubt from within. Gazing upon the wonder of God's Creation, I am wonder-struck and amazed. The Gurmukh obtains the Naam, the Name of the Lord, by His Grace. || 3 || The Creator Himself enjoys all delights. Whatever He does, surely comes to pass. He is the Great Giver; He has no greed at all. O Nanak, living the Word of the Shabad, the mortal meets with God. || 4 || 6 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: By perfect destiny, one acts in truth. Remembering the One Lord, one does not have to enter the cycle of reincarnation. Fruitful is the coming into the world, and the life of one who remains intuitively absorbed in the True Name. || 1 || The Gurmukh acts, lovingly attuned to the Lord. Be dedicated to the Lord's Name, and eradicate self-conceit from within. || 1 || Pause || True is the speech of that humble being; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, it is spread throughout the world. Throughout the four ages, his fame and glory spread. Imbued with the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the Lord's humble servant is recognized and renowned. || 2 || Some remain lovingly attuned to the True Word of the Shabad. True are those humble beings who love the True Lord. They meditate on the True Lord, and behold Him near at hand, ever-present. They are the dust of the lotus feet of the humble Saints. || 3 || There is only One Creator Lord; there is no other at all. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, comes Union with the Lord. Whoever serves the True Lord finds joy. O Nanak, he is intuitively absorbed in the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 7 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: The Lord's humble servant worships Him, and beholds Him ever-present, near at hand. He is the dust of the lotus feet of the humble Saints. Those who remain lovingly attuned to the Lord forever are blessed with understanding by the Perfect True Guru. || 1 || How rare are those who become the slave of the Lord's slaves. They attain the supreme status. || 1 || Pause || So serve the One Lord, and no other. Serving Him, eternal peace is obtained. He does not die; He does not come and go in reincarnation. Why should I serve any other than Him, O my mother? || 2 || True are those humble beings who realize the True Lord. Conquering their self-conceit, they merge intuitively into the Naam, the Name of the Lord. The Gurmukhs gather in the Naam. Their minds are immaculate, and their reputations are immaculate. || 3 || Know the Lord, who gave you spiritual wisdom, and realize the One God, through the True Word of the Shabad. When the mortal tastes the sublime essence of the Lord, he becomes pure and holy. O Nanak, those who are imbued with the Naam - their reputations are true. || 4 || 8 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: Those who are imbued with the Naam, the Name of the Lord - their generations are redeemed and saved. True is their speech; they love the Naam. Why have the wandering self-willed manmukhs even come into the world? Forgetting the Naam, the mortals waste their lives away. || 1 || One who dies while yet alive, truly dies, and embellishes his death. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, he enshrines the True Lord within his heart. || 1 || Pause || Truth is the food of the Gurmukh; his body is sanctified and pure. His mind is immaculate; he is forever the ocean of virtue. He is not forced to come and go in the cycle of birth and death. By Guru's Grace, he merges in the True Lord. || 2 || Serving the True Lord, one realizes Truth.


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Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, he goes to the Lord's Court with his banners flying proudly. In the Court of the True Lord, he obtains true glory. He comes to dwell in the home of his own inner being. || 3 || He cannot be fooled; He is the Truest of the True. All others are deluded; in duality, they lose their honor. So serve the True Lord, through the True Bani of His Word. O Nanak, through the Naam, merge in the True Lord. || 4 || 9 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: Without the grace of good karma, all are deluded by doubt. In attachment to Maya, they suffer in terrible pain. The blind, self-willed manmukhs find no place of rest. They are like maggots in manure, rotting away in manure. || 1 || That humble being who obeys the Hukam of the Lord's Command is accepted. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, he is blessed with the insignia and the banner of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || Those who have such pre-ordained destiny are imbued with the Naam. The Name of the Lord is forever pleasing to their minds. Through the Bani, the Word of the True Guru, eternal peace is found. Through it, one's light merges into the Light. || 2 || Only the Naam, the Name of the Lord, can save the world. By Guru's Grace, one comes to love the Naam. Without the Naam, no one obtains liberation. Through the Perfect Guru, the Naam is obtained. || 3 || He alone understands, whom the Lord Himself causes to understand. Serving the True Guru, the Naam is implanted within. Those humble beings who know the One Lord are approved and accepted. O Nanak, imbued with the Naam, they go to the Lord's Court with His banner and insignia. || 4 || 10 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: Granting His Grace, the Lord leads the mortal to meet the True Guru. The Lord Himself comes to abide in his mind. His intellect becomes steady and stable, and his mind is strengthened forever. He sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, the Ocean of Virtue. || 1 || Those who forget the Naam, the Name of the Lord - those mortals die eating poison. Their lives are wasted uselessly, and they continue coming and going in reincarnation. || 1 || Pause || They wear all sorts of religious robes, but their minds are not at peace. In great egotism, they lose their honor. But those who realize the Word of the Shabad, are blessed by great good fortune. They bring their distractible minds back home. || 2 || Within the home of the inner self is the inaccessible and infinite substance. Those who find it, by following the Guru's Teachings, contemplate the Shabad. Those who obtain the nine treasures of the Naam within the home of their own inner being, are forever dyed in the color of the Lord's Love; they are absorbed in the Truth. || 3 || God Himself does everything; no one can do anything at all by himself. When God so wills, He merges the mortal into Himself. All are near Him; no one is far away from Him. O Nanak, the Naam is permeating and pervading everywhere. || 4 || 11 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, remember the Lord with love, and you shall remain satisfied by the sublime essence of the Lord's Name. The sins of millions upon millions of lifetimes shall be burnt away. Remaining dead while yet alive, you shall be absorbed in the Lord's Name. || 1 || The Dear Lord Himself knows His own bountiful blessings. This mind blossoms forth in the Guru's Shabad, chanting the Name of the Lord, the Giver of virtue. || 1 || Pause || No one is liberated by wandering around in saffron-colored robes. Tranquility is not found by strict self-discipline. But by following the Guru's Teachings, one is blessed to receive the Naam, the Name of the Lord. By great good fortune, one finds the Lord. || 2 ||


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In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, glorious greatness comes through the Lord's Name. Through the Perfect Guru, it is obtained. Those who are imbued with the Naam find everlasting peace. But without the Naam, mortals burn in egotism. || 3 || By great good furtune, some contemplate the Lord's Name. Through the Lord's Name, all sorrows are eradicated. He dwells within the heart, and pervades the external universe as well. O Nanak, the Creator Lord knows all. || 4 || 12 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL, IK-TUKAS: I am just a worm, created by You, O Lord. If you bless me, then I chant Your Primal Mantra. || 1 || I chant and reflect on His Glorious Virtues, O my mother. Meditating on the Lord, I fall at the Lord's Feet. || 1 || Pause || By Guru's Grace, I am addicted to the favor of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Why waste your life in hatred, vengeance and conflict? || 2 || When the Guru granted His Grace, my egotism was eradicated, and then, I obtained the Lord's Name with intuitive ease. || 3 || The most lofty and exalted occupation is to contemplate the Word of the Shabad. Nanak chants the True Name. || 4 || 1 || 13 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: The season of spring has come, and all the plants have blossomed forth. This mind blossoms forth, in association with the True Guru. || 1 || So meditate on the True Lord, O my foolish mind. Only then shall you find peace, O my mind. || 1 || Pause || This mind blossoms forth, and I am in ecstasy. I am blessed with the Ambrosial Fruit of the Naam, the Name of the Lord of the Universe. || 2 || Everyone speaks and says that the Lord is the One and Only. By understanding the Hukam of His Command, we come to know the One Lord. || 3 || Says Nanak, no one can describe the Lord by speaking through ego. All speech and insight comes from our Lord and Master. || 4 || 2 || 14 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: All the ages were created by You, O Lord. Meeting with the True Guru, one's intellect is awakened. || 1 || O Dear Lord, please blend me with Yourself; let me merge in the True Name, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad. || 1 || Pause || When the mind is in spring, all people are rejuvenated. Blossoming forth and flowering through the Lord's Name, peace is obtained. || 2 || Contemplating the Word of the Guru's Shabad, one is in spring forever, with the Lord's Name enshrined in the heart. || 3 || When the mind is in spring, the body and mind are rejuvenated. O Nanak, this body is the tree which bears the fruit of the Lord's Name. || 4 || 3 || 15 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: They alone are in the spring season, who sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. They come to worship the Lord with devotion, through their perfect destiny. || 1 || This mind is not even touched by spring. This mind is burnt by duality and double-mindedness. || 1 || Pause || This mind is entangled in worldly affairs, creating more and more karma. Enchanted by Maya, it cries out in suffering forever. || 2 || This mind is released, only when it meets with the True Guru. Then, it does not suffer beatings by the Messenger of Death. || 3 || This mind is released, when the Guru emancipates it. O Nanak, attachment to Maya is burnt away through the Word of the Shabad. || 4 || 4 || 16 || BASANT, THIRD MEHL: Spring has come, and all the plants are flowering.


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These beings and creatures blossom forth when they focus their consciousness on the Lord. || 1 || In this way, this mind is rejuvenated. Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, day and night, egotism is removed and washed away from the Gurmukhs. || 1 || Pause || The True Guru speaks the Bani of the Word, and the Shabad, the Word of God. This world blossoms forth in its greenery, through the love of the True Guru. || 2 || The mortal blossoms forth in flower and fruit, when the Lord Himself so wills. He is attached to the Lord, the Primal Root of all, when he finds the True Guru. || 3 || The Lord Himself is the season of spring; the whole world is His Garden. O Nanak, this most unique devotional worship comes only by perfect destiny. || 4 || 5 || 17 ||

BASANT HINDOL, THIRD MEHL, SECOND HOUSE:

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

I am a sacrifice to the Word of the Guru's Bani, O Siblings of Destiny. I am devoted and dedicated to the Word of the Guru's Shabad. I praise my Guru forever, O Siblings of Destiny. I focus my consciousness on the Guru's Feet. || 1 || O my mind, focus your consciousness on the Lord's Name. Your mind and body shall blossom forth in lush greenery, and you shall obtain the fruit of the Name of the One Lord. || 1 || Pause || Those who are protected by the Guru are saved, O Siblings of Destiny. They drink in the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord's sublime essence. The pain of egotism within is eradicated and banished, O Siblings of Destiny, and peace comes to dwell in their minds. || 2 || Those whom the Primal Lord Himself forgives, O Siblings of Destiny, are united with the Word of the Shabad. || 3 || He Himself does, and causes all to be done, O Siblings of Destiny; He makes everything blossom forth in green abundance. O Nanak, peace fills their minds and bodies forever, O Siblings of Destiny; they are united with the Shabad. || 4 || 1 || 18 || 12 || 18 || 30 ||

RAAG BASANT, FOURTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE, IK-TUKAY:

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

Just as the light of the sun's rays spread out, the Lord permeates each and every heart, through and through. || 1 || The One Lord is permeating and pervading all places. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, we merge with Him, O my mother. || 1 || Pause || The One Lord is deep within each and every heart. Meeting with the Guru, the One Lord becomes manifest, radiating forth. || 2 || The One and Only Lord is present and prevailing everywhere. The greedy, faithless cynic thinks that God is far away. || 3 || The One and Only Lord permeates and pervades the world. O Nanak, whatever the One Lord does comes to pass. || 4 || 1 || BASANT, FOURTH MEHL: Day and night, the two calls are sent out. O mortal, meditate in remembrance on the Lord, who protects you forever, and saves you in the end. || 1 || Concentrate forever on the Lord, Har, Har, O my mind. God the Destroyer of all depression and suffering is found, through the Guru's Teachings, singing the Glorious Praises of God. || 1 || Pause || The self-willed manmukhs die of their egotism, over and over again.


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They are destroyed by Death's demons, and they must go to the City of Death. || 2 || The Gurmukhs are lovingly attached to the Lord, Har, Har, Har. Their pains of both birth and death are taken away. || 3 || The Lord showers His Mercy on His humble devotees. Guru Nanak has shown mercy to me; I have met the Lord, the Lord of the forest. || 4 || 2 ||

BASANT HINDOL, FOURTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE:

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

The Lord's Name is a jewel, hidden in a chamber of the palace of the body-fortress. When one meets the True Guru, then he searches and finds it, and his light merges with the Divine Light. || 1 || O Lord, lead me to meet with the Holy Person, the Guru. Gazing upon the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, all my sins are erased, and I obtain the supreme, sublime, sanctified status. || 1 || Pause || The five thieves join together and plunder the body-village, stealing the wealth of the Lord's Name. But through the Guru's Teachings, they are traced and caught, and this wealth is recovered intact. || 2 || Practicing hypocrisy and superstition, people have grown weary of the effort, but still, deep within their hearts, they yearn for Maya, Maya. By the Grace of the Holy Person, I have met with the Lord, the Primal Being, and the darkness of ignorance is dispelled. || 3 || The Lord, the Lord of the Earth, the Lord of the Universe, in His Mercy, leads me to meet the Holy Person, the Guru. O Nanak, peace then comes to abide deep within my mind, and I constantly sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord within my heart. || 4 || 1 || 3 || BASANT, FOURTH MEHL, HINDOL: You are the Great Supreme Being, the Vast and Inaccessible Lord of the World; I am a mere insect, a worm created by You. O Lord, Merciful to the meek, please grant Your Grace; O God, I long for the feet of the Guru, the True Guru. || 1 || O Dear Lord of the Universe, please be merciful and unite me with the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation. I was overflowing with the filthy residues of my sinful mistakes of countless past lives. But joining the Sangat, God made me pure again. || 1 || Pause || Your humble servant, whether of high class or low class, O Lord - by meditating on You, the sinner becomes pure. The Lord exalts and elevates him above the whole world, and the Lord God blesses him with the Lord's Glory. || 2 || Anyone who meditates on God, whether of high class or low class, will have all of his hopes and desires fulfilled. Those humble servants of the Lord who enshrine the Lord within their hearts, are blessed, and are made great and totally perfect. || 3 || I am so low, I am an utterly heavy lump of clay. Please shower Your Mercy on me, Lord, and unite me with Yourself. The Lord, in His Mercy, has led servant Nanak to find the Guru; I was a sinner, and now I have become immaculate and pure. || || 4 || 2 || 4 || BASANT HINDOL, FOURTH MEHL: My mind cannot survive, even for an instant, without the Lord. I drink in continually the sublime essence of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. It is like a baby, who joyfully sucks at his mother's breast; when the breast is withdrawn, he weeps and cries. || 1 || O Dear Lord of the Universe, my mind and body are pierced through by the Name of the Lord.

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