Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation

 
 

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By great good fortune, I have found the Guru, the True Guru, and in the body-village, the Lord has revealed Himself. || 1 || Pause || Each and every breath of the Lord's humble servant is pierced through with love of the Lord God. As the lotus is totally in love with the water and withers away without seeing the water, so am I in love with the Lord. || 2 || The Lord's humble servant chants the Immaculate Naam, the Name of the Lord; through the Guru's Teachings, the Lord reveals Himself. The filth of egotism which stained me for countless lifetimes has been washed away, by the Ambrosial Water of the Ocean of the Lord. || 3 || Please, do not take my karma into account, O my Lord and Master; please save the honor of Your slave. O Lord, if it pleases You, hear my prayer; servant Nanak seeks Your Sanctuary. || 4 || 3 || 5 || BASANT HINDOL, FOURTH MEHL: Each and every moment, my mind roams and rambles, and runs all over the place. It does not stay in its own home, even for an instant. But when the bridle of the Shabad, the Word of God, is placed over its head, it returns to dwell in its own home. || 1 || O Dear Lord of the Universe, lead me to join the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, so that I may meditate on You, Lord. I am cured of the disease of egotism, and I have found peace; I have intuitively entered into the state of Samaadhi. || 1 || Pause || This house is loaded with countless gems, jewels, rubies and emeralds, but the wandering mind cannot find them. As the water-diviner finds the hidden water, and the well is then dug in an instant, so do we find the object of the Name through the True Guru. || 2 || Those who do not find such a Holy True Guru - cursed, cursed are the lives of those people. The treasure of this human life is obtained when one's virtues bear fruit, but it is lost in exchange for a mere shell. || 3 || O Lord God, please be merciful to me; be merciful, and lead me to meet the Guru. Servant Nanak has attained the state of Nirvaanaa; meeting with the Holy people, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 4 || 4 || 6 || BASANT HINDOL, FOURTH MEHL: Coming and going, he suffers the pains of vice and corruption; the body of the self-willed manmukh is desolate and vacant. He does not dwell on the Lord's Name, even for an instant, and so the Messenger of Death seizes him by his hair. || 1 || O Dear Lord of the Universe, please rid me of the poison of egotism and attachment. The Sat Sangat, Guru's True Congregation is so dear to the Lord. So join the Sangat, and taste the sublime essence of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || Please be kind to me, and unite me with the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation of the Holy; I seek the Sanctuary of the Holy. I am a heavy stone, sinking down - please lift me up and pull me out! O God, Merciful to the meek, You are the Destroyer of sorrow. || 2 || I enshrine the Praises of my Lord and Master within my heart; joining the Sat Sangat, my intellect is enlightened. I have fallen in love with the Lord's Name; I am a sacrifice to the Lord. || 3 || O Lord God, please fulfill the desires of Your humble servant; please bless me with Your Name, O Lord. Servant Nanak's mind and body are filled with ecstasy; the Guru has blessed him with the Mantra of the Lord's Name. || 4 || 5 || 7 || 12 || 18 || 7 || 37 ||


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BASANT, FIFTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE, DU-TUKAY:

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

I serve the Guru, and humbly bow to Him. Today is a day of celebration for me. My anxiety is dispelled, and I have met the Lord of the Universe. || 1 || Today, it is springtime in my household. I sing Your Glorious Praises, O Infinite Lord God. || 1 || Pause || Today, I am celebrating the festival of Phalgun. Joining with God's companions, I have begun to play. I celebrate the festival of Holi by serving the Saints. I am imbued with the deep crimson color of the Lord's Divine Love. || 2 || My mind and body have blossomed forth, in utter, incomparable beauty. They do not dry out in either sunshine or shade; they flourish in all seasons. It is always springtime, when I meet with the Divine Guru. || 3 || The wish-fulfilling Elysian Tree has sprouted and grown. It bears flowers and fruits, jewels of all sorts. I am satisfied and fulfilled, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. Servant Nanak meditates on the Lord, Har, Har, Har. || 4 || 1 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL: The shopkeeper deals in merchandise for profit. The gambler's consciousness is focused on gambling. The opium addict lives by consuming opium. In the same way, the humble servant of the Lord lives by meditating on the Lord. || 1 || Everyone is absorbed in his own pleasures. He is attached to whatever God attaches him to. || 1 || Pause || When the clouds and the rain come, the peacocks dance. Seeing the moon, the lotus blossoms. When the mother sees her infant, she is happy. In the same way, the humble servant of the Lord lives by meditating on the Lord of the Universe. || 2 || The tiger always wants to eat meat. Gazing upon the battlefield, the warrior's mind is exalted. The miser is totally in love with his wealth. The humble servant of the Lord leans on the Support of the Lord, Har, Har. || 3 || All love is contained in the Love of the One Lord. All comforts are contained in the Comfort of the Lord's Name. He alone receives this treasure, O Nanak, unto whom the Guru gives His gift. || 4 || 2 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL: He alone experiences this springtime of the soul, unto whom God grants His Grace. He alone experiences this springtime of the soul, unto whom the Guru is merciful. He alone is joyful, who works for the One Lord. He alone experiences this eternal springtime of the soul, within whose heart the Naam, the Name of the Lord, abides. || 1 || This spring comes only to those homes, in which the melody of the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises resounds. || 1 || Pause || O mortal, let your love for the Supreme Lord God blossom forth. Practice spiritual wisdom, and consult the humble servants of the Lord. He alone is an ascetic, who joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. He alone dwells in deep, continual meditation, who loves his Guru. || 2 || He alone is fearless, who has the Fear of God. He alone is peaceful, whose doubts are dispelled. He alone is a hermit, who heart is steady and stable. He alone is steady and unmoving, who has found the true place. || 3 || He seeks the One Lord, and loves the One Lord. He loves to gaze upon the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan. He intuitively enjoys the Love of the Lord.


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Slave Nanak is a sacrifice to that humble being. || 4 || 3 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL: You gave us our soul, breath of life and body. I am a fool, but You have made me beautiful, enshrining Your Light within me. We are all beggars, O God; You are merciful to us. Chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, we are uplifted and exalted. || 1 || O my Beloved, only You have the potency to act, and cause all to be done. || 1 || Pause || Chanting the Naam, the mortal is saved. Chanting the Naam, sublime peace and poise are found. Chanting the Naam, honor and glory are received. Chanting the Naam, no obstacles shall block your way. || 2 || For this reason, you have been blessed with this body, so difficult to obtain. O my Dear God, please bless me to speak the Naam. This tranquil peace is found in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. May I always chant and meditate within my heart on Your Name, O God. || 3 || Other than You, there is no one at all. Everything is Your play; it all merges again into You. As it pleases Your Will, save me, Lord. O Nanak, peace is obtained by meeting with the Perfect Guru. || 4 || 4 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL: My Beloved God, my King is with me. Gazing upon Him, I live, O my mother. Remembering Him in meditation, there is no pain or suffering. Please, take pity on me, and lead me on to meet Him. || 1 || My Beloved is the Support of my breath of life and mind. This soul, breath of life, and wealth are all Yours, O Lord. || 1 || Pause || He is sought by the angels, mortals and divine beings. The silent sages, the humble, and the religious teachers do not understand His mystery. His state and extent cannot be described. In each and every home of each and every heart, He is permeating and pervading. || 2 || His devotees are totally in bliss. His devotees cannot be destroyed. His devotees are not afraid. His devotees are victorious forever. || 3 || What Praises of Yours can I utter? God, the Giver of peace, is all-pervading, permeating everywhere. Nanak begs for this one gift. Be merciful, and bless me with Your Name. || 4 || 5 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL: As the plant turns green upon receiving water, just so, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, egotism is eradicated. Just as the servant is encouraged by his ruler, we are saved by the Guru. || 1 || You are the Great Giver, O Generous Lord God. Each and every instant, I humbly bow to You. || 1 || Pause || Whoever enters the Saadh Sangat - that humble being is imbued with the Love of the Supreme Lord God. He is liberated from bondage. His devotees worship Him in adoration; they are united in His Union. || 2 || My eyes are content, gazing upon the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. My tongue sings the Infinite Praises of God. My thirst is quenched, by Guru's Grace. My mind is satisfied, with the sublime taste of the Lord's subtle essence. || 3 || Your servant is committed to the service of Your Feet, O Primal Infinite Divine Being. Your Name is the Saving Grace of all. Nanak has received this teasure. || 4 || 6 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL: You are the Great Giver; You continue to give. You permeate and pervade my soul, and my breath of life. You have given me all sorts of foods and dishes. I am unworthy; I know none of Your Virtues at all. || 1 ||


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I do not understand anything of Your Worth. Save me, O my Merciful Lord God. || 1 || Pause || I have not practiced meditation, austerities or good actions. I do not know the way to meet You. Within my mind, I have placed my hopes in the One Lord alone. The Support of Your Name shall carry me across. || 2 || You are the Expert, O God, in all powers. The fish cannot find the limits of the water. You are Inaccessible and Unfathomable, the Highest of the High. I am small, and You are so very Great. || 3 || Those who meditate on You are wealthy. Those who attain You are rich. Those who serve You are peaceful. Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of the Saints. || 4 || 7 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL: Serve the One who created You. Worship the One who gave you life. Become His servant, and you shall never again be punished. Become His trustee, and you shall never again suffer sorrow. || 1 || That mortal who is blessed with such great good fortune, attains this state of Nirvaanaa. || 1 || Pause || Life is wasted uselessly in the service of duality. No efforts shall be rewarded, and no works brought to fruition. It is so painful to serve only mortal beings. Service to the Holy brings lasting peace and bliss. || 2 || If you long for eternal peace, O Siblings of Destiny, then join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; this is the Guru's advice. There, the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is meditated on. In the Saadh Sangat, you shall be emancipated. || 3 || Among all essences, this is the essence of spiritual wisdom. Among all meditations, meditation on the One Lord is the most sublime. The Kirtan of the Lord's Praises is the ultimate melody. Meeting with the Guru, Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 4 || 8 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL: Chanting His Name, one's mouth becomes pure. Meditating in remembrance on Him, one's reputation becomes stainless. Worshipping Him in adoration, one is not tortured by the Messenger of Death. Serving Him, everything is obtained. || 1 || The Lord's Name - chant the Lord's Name. Abandon all the desires of your mind. || 1 || Pause || He is the Support of the earth and the sky. His Light illuminates each and every heart. Meditating in remembrance on Him, even fallen sinners are sanctified; in the end, they will not weep and wail over and over again. || 2 || Among all religions, this is the ultimate religion. Among all rituals and codes of conduct, this is above all. The angels, mortals and divine beings long for Him. To find Him, commit yourself to the service of the Society of the Saints. || 3 || One whom the Primal Lord God blesses with His bounties, obtains the treasure of the Lord. His state and extent cannot be described. Servant Nanak meditates on the Lord, Har, Har. || 4 || 9 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL: My mind and body are gripped by thirst and desire. The Merciful Guru has fulfilled my hopes. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the residues of my sins have been taken away. I chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord; I am in love with the Name of the Lord. || 1 || By Guru's Grace, this spring of the soul has come. I enshrine the Lord's Lotus Feet within my heart; I listen to the Lord's Praise, forever and ever. || 1 || Pause ||


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Our All-powerful Lord and Master is the Doer of all, the Cause of all causes. I am an orphan - I seek Your Sanctuary, God. All beings and creatures take Your Support. Be merciful, God, and save me. || 2 || God is the Destroyer of fear, the Remover of pain and suffering. The angelic beings and silent sages serve Him. The earth and the sky are in His Power. All beings eat what You give them. || 3 || O Merciful God, O Searcher of hearts, please bless Your slave with Your Glance of Grace. Please be kind and bless me with this gift, that Nanak may live in Your Name. || 4 || 10 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL: Loving the Lord, one's sins are taken away. Meditating on the Lord, one does not suffer at all. Meditating on the Lord of the Universe, all darkness is dispelled. Meditating in remembrance on the Lord, the cycle of reincarnation comes to an end. || 1 || The love of the Lord is springtime for me. I am always with the humble Saints. || 1 || Pause || The Saints have shared the Teachings with me. Blessed is that country where the devotees of the Lord of the Universe dwell. But that place where the Lord's devotees are not, is wilderness. By Guru's Grace, realize the Lord in each and every heart. || 2 || Sing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises, and enjoy the nectar of His Love. O mortal, you must always restrain yourself from committing sins. Behold the Creator Lord God near at hand. Here and hereafter, God shall resolve your affairs. || 3 || I focus my meditation on the Lord's Lotus Feet. Granting His Grace, God has blessed me with this Gift. I yearn for the dust of the feet of Your Saints. Nanak meditates on his Lord and Master, who is ever-present, near at hand. || 4 || 11 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL: The True Transcendent Lord is always new, forever fresh. By Guru's Grace, I continually chant His Name. God is my Protector, my Mother and Father. Meditating in remembrance on Him, I do not suffer in sorrow. || 1 || I meditate on my Lord and Master, single-mindedly, with love. I seek the Sanctuary of the Perfect Guru forever. My True Lord and Master hugs me close in His Embrace. || 1 || Pause || God Himself protects His humble servants. The demons and wicked enemies have grown weary of struggling against Him. Without the True Guru, there is no place to go. Wandering through the lands and foreign countries, people only grow tired and suffer in pain. || 2 || The record of their past actions cannot be erased. They harvest and eat what they have planted. The Lord Himself is the Protector of His humble servants. No one can rival the humble servant of the Lord. || 3 || By His own efforts, God protects His slave. God's Glory is perfect and unbroken. So sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe with your tongue forever. Nanak lives by meditating on the Feet of the Lord. || 4 || 12 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL: Dwelling at the Guru's Feet, pain and suffering go away. The Supreme Lord God has shown mercy to me. All my desires and tasks are fulfilled. Chanting the Lord's Name, Nanak lives. || 1 || How beautiful is that season, when the Lord fills the mind. Without the True Guru, the world weeps.


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The faithless cynic comes and goes in reincarnation, over and over again. || 1 || Pause || They alone are rich, who have the Wealth of the Lord God. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, sexual desire and anger are eradicated. Their fear is dispelled, and they attain the state of fearlessness. Meeting with the Guru, Nanak meditates on his Lord and Master. || 2 || God dwells in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. Chanting and meditating on the Lord, one's hopes are fulfilled. God permeates and pervades the water, the land and the sky. Meeting with the Guru, Nanak chants the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 3 || The eight miraculous spiritual powers and the nine treasures are contained in the Naam, the Name of the Lord. This is bestowed when God grants His Grace. Your slaves, O God, live by chanting and meditating on Your Name. O Nanak, the heart-lotus of the Gurmukh blossoms forth. || 4 || 13 ||

BASANT, FIFTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE, IK-TUKAY:

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

Meditating on the Lord, all desires are fulfilled, and the mortal is re-united with God, after having been separated for so long. || 1 || Meditate on the Lord of the Universe, who is worthy of meditation. Meditating on Him, enjoy celestial peace and poise. || 1 || Pause || Bestowing His Mercy, He blesses us with His Glance of Grace. God Himself takes care of His slave. || 2 || My bed has been beautified by His Love. God, the Giver of Peace, has come to meet me. || 3 || He does not consider my merits and demerits. Nanak worships at the Feet of God. || 4 || 1 || 14 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL: The residues of sin are erased, singing the Glories of God; night and day, celestial joy wells up. || 1 || My mind has blossomed forth, by the touch of the Lord's Feet. By His Grace, He has led me to meet the Holy men, the humble servants of the Lord. I remain continually imbued with the love of the Lord's Name. || 1 || Pause || In His Mercy, the Lord of the World has revealed Himself to me. The Lord, Merciful to the meek, has attached me to the hem of His robe and saved me. || 2 || This mind has become the dust of the Holy; I behold my Lord and Master, continually, ever-present. || 3 || Sexual desire, anger and desire have vanished. O Nanak, God has become kind to me. || 4 || 2 || 15 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL: God Himself has cured the disease. He laid on His Hands, and protected His child. || 1 || Celestial peace and tranquility fill my home forever, in this springtime of the soul. I have sought the Sanctuary of the Perfect Guru; I chant the Mantra of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, the Embodiment of emancipation. || 1 || Pause || God Himself has dispelled my sorrow and suffering. I meditate continually, continuously, on my Guru. || 2 || That humble being who chants Your Name, obtains all fruits and rewards; singing the Glories of God, he becomes steady and stable. || 3 || O Nanak, the way of the devotees is good. They meditate continually, continuously, on the Lord, the Giver of peace. || 4 || 3 || 16 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL: By His Will, He makes us happy. He shows Mercy to His servant. || 1 || The Perfect Guru makes everything perfect. He implants the Amrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord, in the heart. || 1 || Pause ||


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He does not consider the karma of my actions, or my Dharma, my spiritual practice. Taking me by the arm, He saves me and carries me across the terrifying world-ocean. || 2 || God has rid me of my filth, and made me stainless and pure. I have sought the Sanctuary of the Perfect Guru. || 3 || He Himself does, and causes everything to be done. By His Grace, O Nanak, He saves us. || 4 || 4 || 17 ||

BASANT, FIFTH MEHL:

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

Behold the flowers flowering, and the blossoms blossoming forth! Renounce and abandon your egotism. Grasp hold of His Lotus Feet. Meet with God, O blessed one. O my mind, remain conscious of the Lord. || Pause || The tender young plants smell so good, while others remain like dry wood. The season of spring has come; it blossoms forth luxuriantly. || 1 || Now, the Dark Age of Kali Yuga has come. Plant the Naam, the Name of the One Lord. It is not the season to plant other seeds. Do not wander lost in doubt and delusion. One who has such destiny written on his forehead, shall meet with the Guru and find the Lord. O mortal, this is the season of the Naam. Nanak utters the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har, Har, Har. || 2 || 18 ||

BASANT, FIFTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE, HINDOL:

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

Come and join together, O my Siblings of Destiny; dispel your sense of duality and let yourselves be lovingly absorbed in the Lord. Let yourselves be joined to the Name of the Lord; become Gurmukh, spread out your mat, and sit down. || 1 || In this way, throw the dice, O brothers. As Gurmukh, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord, day and night. At the very last moment, you shall not have to suffer in pain. || 1 || Pause || Let righteous actions be your gameboard, and let the truth be your dice. Conquer sexual desire, anger, greed and worldly attachment; only such a game as this is dear to the Lord. || 2 || Rise in the early hours of the morning, and take your cleansing bath. Before you go to bed at night, remember to worship the Lord. My True Guru will assist you, even on your most difficult moves; you shall reach your true home in celestial peace and poise. || 3 || The Lord Himself plays, and He Himself watches; the Lord Himself created the creation. O servant Nanak, that person who plays this game as Gurmukh, wins the game of life, and returns to his true home. || 4 || 1 || 19 || BASANT, FIFTH MEHL, HINDOL: You alone know Your Creative Power, O Lord; no one else knows it. He alone realizes You, O my Beloved, unto whom You show Your Mercy. || 1 || I am a sacrifice to Your devotees. Your place is eternally beautiful, God; Your wonders are infinite. || 1 || Pause || Only You Yourself can perform Your service. No one else can do it. He alone is Your devotee, who is pleasing to You.


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You bless them with Your Love. || 2 || You are the Great Giver; You are so very Wise. There is no other like You. You are my All-powerful Lord and Master; I do not know how to worship You. || 3 || Your Mansion is imperceptible, O my Beloved; it is so difficult to accept Your Will. Says Nanak, I have collapsed at Your Door, Lord. I am foolish and ignorant - please save me! || 4 || 2 || 20 || BASANT HINDOL, FIFTH MEHL: The mortal does not know the Primal Lord God; he does not understand hmself. He is engrossed in doubt and egotism. || 1 || My Father is the Supreme Lord God, my Master. I am unworthy, but please save me anyway. || 1 || Pause || Creation and destruction come only from God; this is what the Lord's humble servants believe. || 2 || Only those who are imbued with God's Name are judged to be peaceful in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga. || 3 || It is the Guru's Word that carries us across; Nanak cannot think of any other way. || 4 || 3 || 21 ||

RAAG BASANT HINDOL, NINTH MEHL:

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

O Holy Saints, know that this body is false. The Lord who dwells within it - recognize that He alone is real. || 1 || Pause || The wealth of this world is only a dream; why are you so proud of it? None of it shall go along with you in the end; why do you cling to it? || 1 || Leave behind both praise and slander; enshrine the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises within your heart. O servant Nanak, the One Primal Being, the Lord God, is totally permeating everywhere. || 2 || 1 || BASANT, NINTH MEHL: The heart of the sinner is filled with unfulfilled sexual desire. He cannot control his fickle mind. || 1 || Pause || The Yogis, wandering ascetics and renunciates - this net is cast over them all. || 1 || Those who contemplate the Name of the Lord cross over the terrifying world-ocean. || 2 || Servant Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of the Lord. Please bestow the blessing of Your Name, that he may continue to sing Your Glorious Praises. || 3 || 2 || BASANT, NINTH MEHL: O mother, I have gathered the wealth of the Lord's Name. My mind has stopped its wanderings, and now, it has come to rest. || 1 || Pause || Attachment to Maya has run away from my body, and immaculate spiritual wisdom has welled up within me. Greed and attachment cannot even touch me; I have grasped hold of devotional worship of the Lord. || 1 || The cynicism of countless lifetimes has been eradicated, since I obtained the jewel of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. My mind was rid of all its desires, and I was absorbed in the peace of my own inner being. || 2 || That person, unto whom the Merciful Lord shows compassion, sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. Says Nanak, this wealth is gathered only by the Gurmukh. || 3 || 3 || BASANT, NINTH MEHL: O my mind, how can you forget the Lord's Name? When the body perishes, you shall have to deal with the Messenger of Death. || 1 || Pause || This world is just a hill of smoke.


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What makes you think that it is real? || 1 || Wealth, spouse, property and household - none of them shall go along with you; you must know that this is true! || 2 || Only devotion to the Lord shall go with you. Says Nanak, vibrate and meditate on the Lord with single-minded love. || 3 || 4 || BASANT, NINTH MEHL: Why do you wander lost, O mortal, attached to falsehood and greed? Nothing has been lost yet - there is still time to wake up! || 1 || Pause || You must realize that this world is nothing more than a dream. In an instant, it shall perish; know this as true. || 1 || The Lord constantly abides with you. Night and day, vibrate and meditate on Him, O my friend. || 2 || At the very last instant, He shall be your Help and Support. Says Nanak, sing His Praises. || 3 || 5 ||

BASANT, FIRST MEHL, ASHTAPADEES, FIRST HOUSE, DU-TUKEES:

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

The world is a crow; it does not remember the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Forgetting the Naam, it sees the bait, and pecks at it. The mind wavers unsteadily, in guilt and deceit. I have shattered my attachment to the false world. || 1 || The burden of sexual desire, anger and corruption is unbearable. Without the Naam, how can the mortal maintain a virtuous lifestyle? || 1 || Pause || The world is like a house of sand, built on a whirlpool; it is like a bubble formed by drops of rain. It is formed from a mere drop, when the Lord's wheel turns round. The lights of all souls are the servants of the Lord's Name. || 2 || My Supreme Guru has created everything. I perform devotional worship service to You, and fall at Your Feet, O Lord. Imbued with Your Name, I long to be Yours. Those who do not let the Naam become manifest within themselves, depart like thieves in the end. || 3 || The mortal loses his honor, gathering sin and corruption. But imbued with the Lord's Name, you shall go to your true home with honor. God does whatever He wills. One who abides in the Fear of God, becomes fearless, O my mother. || 4 || The woman desires beauty and pleasure. But betel leaves, garlands of flowers and sweet tastes lead only to disease. The more she plays and enjoys, the more she suffers in sorrow. But when she enters into the Sanctuary of God, whatever she wishes comes to pass. || 5 || She wears beautiful clothes with all sorts of decorations. But the flowers turn to dust, and her beauty leads her into evil. Hope and desire have blocked the doorway. Without the Naam, one's hearth and home are deserted. || 6 || O princess, my daughter, run away from this place! Chant the True Name, and embellish your days. Serve your Beloved Lord God, and lean on the Support of His Love. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, abandon your thirst for corruption and poison. || 7 || My Fascinating Lord has fascinated my mind. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, I have realized You, Lord. Nanak stands longingly at God's Door. I am content and satisfied with Your Name; please shower me with Your Mercy. || 8 || 1 || BASANT, FIRST MEHL: The mind is deluded by doubt; it comes and goes in reincarnation. It is lured by the poisonous lure of Maya. It does not remain stable in the Love of the One Lord. Like the fish, its neck is pierced by the hook. || 1 || The deluded mind is instructed by the True Name. It contemplates the Word of the Guru's Shabad, with intuitive ease.


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|| 1 || Pause || The mind, deluded by doubt, buzzes around like a bumble bee. The holes of the body are worthless, if the mind is filled with such great desire for corrupt passions. It is like the elephant, trapped by its own sexual desire. It is caught and held tight by the chains, and beaten on its head. || 2 || The mind is like a foolish frog, without devotional worship. It is cursed and condemned in the Court of the Lord, without the Naam, the Name of the Lord. He has no class or honor, and no one even mentions his name. That person who lacks virtue - all of his pains and sorrows are his only companions. || 3 || His mind wanders out, and cannot be brought back or restrained. Without being imbued with the sublime essence of the Lord, it has no honor or credit. You Yourself are the Listener, Lord, and You Yourself are our Protector. You are the Support of the earth; You Yourself behold and understand it. || 4 || When You Yourself make me wander, unto whom can I complain? Meeting the Guru, I will tell Him of my pain, O my mother. Abandoning my worthless demerits, now I practice virtue. Imbued with the Word of the Guru's Shabad, I am absorbed in the True Lord. || 5 || Meeting with the True Guru, the intellect is elevated and exalted. The mind becomes immaculate, and egotism is washed away. He is liberated forever, and no one can put him in bondage. He chants the Naam forever, and nothing else. || 6 || The mind comes and goes according to the Will of the Lord. The One Lord is contained amongst all; nothing else can be said. The Hukam of His Command pervades everywhere, and all merge in His Command. Pain and pleasure all come by His Will. || 7 || You are infallible; You never make mistakes. Those who listen to the Word of the Guru's Shabad - their intellects become deep and profound. You, O my Great Lord and Master, are contained in the Shabad. O Nanak, my mind is pleased, praising the True Lord. || 8 || 2 || BASANT, FIRST MEHL: That person, who thirsts for the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan, is absorbed in the One Lord, leaving duality behind. His pains are taken away, as he churns and drinks in the Ambrosial Nectar. The Gurmukh understands, and merges in the One Lord. || 1 || So many cry out for Your Darshan, Lord. How rare are those who realize the Word of the Guru's Shabad and merge with Him. || 1 || Pause || The Vedas say that we should chant the Name of the One Lord. He is endless; who can find His limits? There is only One Creator, who created the world. Without any pillars, He supports the earth and the sky. || 2 || Spiritual wisdom and meditation are contained in the melody of the Bani, the Word of the One Lord. The One Lord is Untouched and Unstained; His story is unspoken. The Shabad, the Word, is the Insignia of the One True Lord. Through the Perfect Guru, the Knowing Lord is known. || 3 || There is only one religion of Dharma; let everyone grasp this truth. Through the Guru's Teachings, one becomes perfect, all the ages through. Imbued with the Unmanifest Celestial Lord, and lovingly absorbed in the One, the Gurmukh attains the invisible and infinite. || 4 || There is one celestial throne, and One Supreme King. The Independent Lord God is pervading all places. The three worlds are the creation of that Sublime Lord. The One Creator of the Creation is Unfathomable and Incomprehensible. || 5 || His Form is One, and True is His Name. True justice is administered there. Those who practice Truth are honored and accepted. They are honored in the Court of the True Lord. || 6 || Devotional worship of the One Lord is the expression of love for the One Lord. Without the Fear of God and devotional worship of Him, the mortal comes and goes in reincarnation. One who obtains this understanding from the Guru dwells like an honored guest in this world.


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That humble being who is imbued with the sublime essence of the Lord is certified and approved. || 7 || I see Him here and there; I dwell on Him intuitively. I do not love any other than You, O Lord and Master. O Nanak, my ego has been burnt away by the Word of the Shabad. The True Guru has shown me the Blessed Vision of the True Lord. || 8 || 3 || BASANT, FIRST MEHL: The fickle consciousness cannot find the Lord's limits. It is caught in non-stop coming and going. I am suffering and dying, O my Creator. No one cares for me, except my Beloved. || 1 || All are high and exalted; how can I call anyone low? Devotional worship of the Lord and the True Name has satisfied me. || 1 || Pause || I have taken all sorts of medicines; I am so tired of them. How can this disease be cured, without my Guru? Without devotional worship of the Lord, the pain is so great. My Lord and Master is the Giver of pain and pleasure. || 2 || The disease is so deadly; how can I find the courage? He knows my disease, and only He can take away the pain. My mind and body are filled with faults and demerits. I searched and searched, and found the Guru, O my brother! || 3 || The Word of the Guru's Shabad, and the Lord's Name are the cures. As You keep me, so do I remain. The world is sick; where should I look? The Lord is Pure and Immaculate; Immaculate is His Name. || 4 || The Guru sees and reveals the Lord's home, deep within the home of the self; He ushers the soul-bride into the Mansion of the Lord's Presence. When the mind remains in the mind, and the consciousness in the consciousness, such people of the Lord remain unattached. || 5 || They remain free of any desire for happiness or sorrow; tasting the Amrit, the Ambrosial Nectar, they abide in the Lord's Name. They recognize their own selves, and remain lovingly attuned to the Lord. They are victorious on the battlefield of life, following the Guru's Teachings, and their pains run away. || 6 || The Guru has given me the True Ambrosial Nectar; I drink it in. Of course, I have died, and now I am alive to live. Please, protect me as Your Own, if it pleases You. One who is Yours, merges into You. || 7 || Painful diseases afflict those who are sexually promiscuous. God appears permeating and pervading in each and every heart. One who remains unattached, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad - O Nanak, his heart and consciousness dwell upon and savor the Lord. || 8 || 4 || BASANT, FIRST MEHL, IK-TUKEE: Do not make such a show of rubbing ashes on your body. O naked Yogi, this is not the way of Yoga! || 1 || You fool! How can you have forgotten the Lord's Name? At the very last moment, it and it alone shall be of any use to you. || 1 || Pause || Consult the Guru, reflect and think it over. Wherever I look, I see the Lord of the World. || 2 || What can I say? I am nothing. All my status and honor are in Your Name. || 3 || Why do you take such pride in gazing upon your property and wealth? When you must leave, nothing shall go along with you. || 4 || So subdue the five thieves, and hold your consciousness in its place. This is the basis of the way of Yoga. || 5 || Your mind is tied with the rope of egotism. You do not even think of the Lord - you fool! He alone shall liberate you. || 6 || If you forget the Lord, you will fall into the clutches of the Messenger of Death. At that very last moment, you fool, you shall be beaten. || 7 ||

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