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RAAG SAARANG, CHAU-PADAS, FIRST MEHL, FIRST HOUSE:

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:

I am the hand-maiden of my Lord and Master. I have grasped the Feet of God, the Life of the world. He has killed and eradicated my egotism. || 1 || Pause || He is the Perfect, Supreme Light, the Supreme Lord God, my Beloved, my Breath of Life. The Fascinating Lord has fascinated my mind; contemplating the Word of the Shabad, I have come to understand. || 1 || The worthless self-willed manmukh, with false and shallow understanding - his mind and body are held in pain's grip. Since I came to be imbued with the Love of my Beautiful Lord, I meditate on the Lord, and my mind is encouraged. || 2 || Abandoning egotism, I have become detached. And now, I absorb true intuitive understanding. The mind is pleased and appeased by the Pure, Immaculate Lord; the opinions of other people are irrelevant. || 3 || There is no other like You, in the past or in the future, O my Beloved, my Breath of Life, my Support. The soul-bride is imbued with the Name of the Lord; O Nanak, the Lord is her Husband. || 4 || 1 || SAARANG, FIRST MEHL: How can I survive without the Lord? I am suffering in pain. My tongue does not taste - all is bland without the Lord's sublime essence. Without God, I suffer and die. || 1 || Pause || As long as I do not attain the Blessed Vision of my Beloved, I remain hungry and thirsty. Gazing upon the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, my mind is pleased and appeased. The lotus blossoms forth in the water. || 1 || The low-hanging clouds crack with thunder and burst. The cuckoos and the peacocks are filled with passion, along with the birds in the trees, the bulls and the snakes. The soul-bride is happy when her Husband Lord returns home. || 2 || She is filthy and ugly, unfeminine and ill-mannered - she has no intuitive understanding of her Husband Lord. She is not satisfied by the sublime essence of her Lord's Love; she is evil-minded, immersed in her pain. || 3 || The soul-bride does not come and go in reincarnation or suffer in pain; her body is not touched by the pain of disease. O Nanak, she is intuitively embellished by God; seeing God, her mind is encouraged. || 4 || 2 || SAARANG, FIRST MEHL: My Beloved Lord God is not far away. My mind is pleased and appeased by the Word of the True Guru's Teachings.


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I have found the Lord, the Support of my breath of life. || 1 || Pause || This is the way to meet your Husband Lord. Blessed is the soul-bride who is loved by her Husband Lord. Social class and status, race, ancestry and skepticism are eliminated, following the Guru's Teachings and contemplating the Word of the Shabad. || 1 || One whose mind is pleased and appeased, has no egotistical pride. Violence and greed are forgotten. The soul-bride intuitively ravishes and enjoys her Husband Lord; as Gurmukh, she is embellished by His Love. || 2 || Burn away any love of family and relatives, which increases your attachment to Maya. One who does not savor the Lord's Love deep within, lives in duality and corruption. || 3 || His Love is a priceless jewel deep within my being; the Lover of my Beloved is not hidden. O Nanak, as Gurmukh, enshrine the Priceless Naam deep within your being, all the ages through. || 4 || 3 ||

SAARANG, FOURTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE:

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

I am the dust of the feet of the humble Saints of the Lord. Joining the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, I have obtained the supreme status. The Lord, the Supreme Soul, is all-pervading everywhere. || 1 || Pause || Meeting the Saintly True Guru, I have found peace and tranquility. Sinful residues and painful mistakes are totally erased and taken away. The Divine Light of the soul radiates forth, gazing upon the Presence of the Immaculate Lord God. || 1 || By great good fortune, I have found the Sat Sangat; the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is all-prevading everywhere. I have taken my cleansing bath at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage, bathing in the dust of the feet of the True Congregation. || 2 || Evil-minded and corrupt, filthy-minded and shallow, with impure heart, attached to enticement and falsehood. Without good karma, how can I find the Sangat? Engrossed in egotism, the mortal remains stuck in regret. || 3 || Be kind and show Your Mercy, O Dear Lord; I beg for the dust of the feet of the Sat Sangat. O Nanak, meeting with the Saints, the Lord is attained. The Lord's humble servant obtains the Presence of the Lord. || 4 || 1 || SAARANG, FOURTH MEHL: I am a sacrifice to the Feet of the Lord of the Universe. I cannot swim across the terrifying world ocean. But chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, I am carried across across. || 1 || Pause || Faith in God came to fill my heart; I serve Him intuitively, and contemplate Him. Night and day, I chant the Lord's Name within my heart; it is all-powerful and virtuous. || 1 || God is Inaccessible and Unfathomable, All-pervading everywhere, in all minds and bodies; He is Infinite and Invisible. When the Guru bebomes merciful, then the Unseen Lord is seen within the heart. || 2 || Deep within the inner being is the Name of the Lord, the Support of the entire earth, but to the egotistical shaakta, the faithless cynic, He seems far away. His burning desire is never quenched, and he loses the game of life in the gamble. || 3 || Standing up and sitting down, the mortal sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, when the Guru bestows even a tiny bit of His Grace.


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O Nanak, those who are blessed by His Glance of Grace - He saves and protects their honor. || 4 || 2 || SAARANG, FOURTH MEHL: O my Beloved Lord, Har, Har, please bless me with Your Ambrosial Name. Those whose minds are pleased to be Gurmukh - the Lord completes their projects. || 1 || Pause || Those humble beings who become meek before the Guru-their pains are taken away. Night and day, they perform devotional worship services to the Guru; they are embellished with the Word of the Guru's Shabad. || 1 || Within their hearts is the ambrosial essence of the Naam, the Name of the Lord; they savor this essence, sing the praises of this essence, and contemplate this essence. By Guru's Grace, they are aware of this ambrosial essence; they find the Gate of Salvation. || 2 || The True is the Primal Being, Unmoving and Unchanging. One who takes the Support of the Naam, the Name of the Lord - his intellect becomes focused and steady. I offer my soul to Him; I am a sacrifice to my True Guru. || 3 || The self-willed manmukhs are stuck in doubt and attached to duality; the darkness of spiritual ignorance is within them. They do not see the True Guru, the Giver; they are not on this shore, or the other. || 4 || Our Lord and Master is permeating and pervading each and every heart; He is supremely Potent to exercise His Might. Nanak, the slave of His slaves, says, please, be merciful and save me! || 5 || 3 || SAARANG, FOURTH MEHL: This is the way to work for the Lord. Whatever He does, accept that as true. As Gurmukh, remain lovingly absorbed in His Name. || 1 || Pause || The Love of the Lord of the Universe seems supremely sweet. Everything else is forgotten. Night and day, he is in ecstasy; his mind is pleased and appeased, and his light merges into the Light. || 1 || Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, his mind is satisfied. Peace and tranquility come to abide within his mind. When the Guru becomes merciful, the mortal finds the Lord; he focuses his consciousness on the Lord's Lotus Feet. || 2 || The intellect is enlightened, meditating on the Lord. He remains lovingly attuned to the essence of spiritual wisdom. The Divine Light radiates forth deep within his being; his mind is pleased and appeased. He merges intuitively into Celestial Samaadhi. || 3 || One whose heart is filled with falsehood, continues to practice falsehood, even while he teaches and preaches about the Lord. Within him is the utter darkness of greed. He is thrashed like wheat, and suffers in pain. || 4 || When my God is totally pleased, the mortal tunes in and becomes Gurmukh. Nanak has obtained the Immaculate Naam, the Name of the Lord. Chanting the Naam, he has found peace. || 5 || 4 || SAARANG, FOURTH MEHL: My mind is pleased and appeased by the Name of the Lord. The True Guru has implanted divine love within my heart. The Sermon of the Lord, Har, Har, is pleasing to my mind. || 1 || Pause || Please be merciful to Your meek and humble servant; please bless Your humble servant with Your Unspoken Speech. Meeting with the humble Saints, I have found the sublime essence of the Lord. The Lord seems so sweet to my mind and body. || 1 || They alone are unattached, who are imbued with the Lord's Love; through the Guru's Teachings, they realize the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Meeting with the Primal Being, one finds peace, and one's comings and goings in reincarnation are ended. || 2 || With my eyes, I gaze lovingly upon God, my Lord and Master.


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I chant His Name with my tongue. With my ears, I listen to the Kirtan of His Praises, day and night. I love the Lord, Har, Har, with all my heart. || 3 || When the Guru helped me to overcome the five thieves, then I found ultimate bliss, attached to the Naam. The Lord has showered His Mercy on servant Nanak; he merges in the Lord, in the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 5 || SAARANG, FOURTH MEHL: O my mind, chant the Name of the Lord, and study His Excellence. Without the Lord's Name, nothing is steady or stable. All the rest of the show is useless. || 1 || Pause || What is there to accept, and what is there to reject, O madman? Whatever is seen shall turn to dust. That poison which you believe to be your own - you must abandon it and leave it behind. What a load you have to carry on your head! || 1 || Moment by moment, instant by instant, your life is running out. The fool cannot understand this. He does things which will not go along with him in the end. This is the lifestyle of the faithless cynic. || 2 || So join together with the humble Saints, O madman, and you shall find the Gate of Salvation. Without the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, no one finds any peace. Go and ask the scholars of the Vedas. || 3 || All the kings and queens shall depart; they must leave this false expanse. O Nanak, the Saints are eternally steady and stable; they take the Support of the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 6 ||

SAARANG, FOURTH MEHL, THIRD HOUSE, DU-PADAS:

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

O son, why do you argue with your father? It is a sin to argue with the one who fathered you and raised you. || 1 || Pause || That wealth, which you are so proud of - that wealth does not belong to anyone. In an instant, you shall have to leave behind all your corrupt pleasures; you shall be left to regret and repent. || 1 || He is God, your Lord and Master - chant the Chant of that Lord. Servant Nanak spreads the Teachings; if you listen to it, you shall be rid of your pain. || 2 || 1 || 7 ||

SAARANG, FOURTH MEHL, FIFTH HOUSE, DU-PADAS, PARTAAL:

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

O my mind, meditate on the Lord of the World, the Master of the Universe, the Life of the World, the Enticer of the mind; fall in love with Him. I take the Support of the Lord, Har, Har, Har, all day and all night. || 1 || Pause || Endless, endless, endless are the Praises of the Lord. Suk Dayv, Naarad and the gods like Brahma sing His Glorious Praises. Your Glorious Virtues, O my Lord and Master, cannot even be counted. O Lord, You are Infinite, O Lord, You are Infinite, O Lord, You are my Lord and Master; only You Yourself know Your Own Ways. || 1 || Those who are near, near to the Lord - those who dwell near the Lord - those humble servants of the Lord are the Holy, the devotees of the Lord.


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Those humble servants of the Lord merge with their Lord, O Nanak, like water merging with water. || 2 || 1 || 8 || SAARANG, FOURTH MEHL: O my mind, meditate on the Lord, the Lord, your Lord and Master. The Lord is the Most Divine of all the divine beings. Chant the Name of the Lord, Raam, Raam, the Lord, my most Dear Beloved. || 1 || Pause || That household, in which the Glorious Praises of the Lord are sung, in which the Glorious Praises of the Lord are sung, in which His Glorious Praises are sung, where the Panch Shabad, the Five Primal Sounds, resound - great is the destiny written on the forehead of one who lives in such a household. All the sins of that humble being are taken away, all the pains are taken away, all diseases are taken away; sexual desire, anger, greed, attachment and egotistical pride are taken away. The Lord drives the five thieves out of such a person of the Lord. || 1 || Chant the Name of the Lord, O Holy Saints of the Lord; meditate on the Lord of the Universe, O Holy people of the Lord. Meditate in thought, word and deed on the Lord, Har, Har. Worship and adore the Lord, O Holy people of the Lord. Chant the Name of the Lord, chant the Name of the Lord. It shall rid you of all your sins. Continually and continuously remain awake and aware. You shall be in ecstasy forever and ever, meditating on the Lord of the Universe. Servant Nanak: O Lord, Your devotees obtain the fruits of their minds' desires; they obtain all the fruits and rewards, and the four great blessings - Dharmic faith, wealth and riches, sexual success and liberation. || 2 || 2 || 9 || SAARANG, FOURTH MEHL: O my mind, meditate on the Lord, the Lord of Wealth, the Source of Nectar, the Supreme Lord God, the True Transcendent Being, God, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. He is the Destroyer of all suffering, the Giver of all peace; sing the Praises of my Beloved Lord God. || 1 || Pause || The Lord dwells in the home of each and every heart. The Lord dwells in the water, and the Lord dwells on the land. The Lord dwells in the spaces and interspaces. I have such a great longing to see the Lord. If only some Saint, some humble Saint of the Lord, my Holy Beloved, would come, to show me the way. I would wash and massage the feet of that humble being. || 1 || The Lord's humble servant meets the Lord, through his faith in the Lord; meeting the Lord, he becomes Gurmukh. My mind and body are in ecstasy; I have seen my Sovereign Lord King. Servant Nanak has been blessed with Grace, blessed with the Lord's Grace, blessed with the Grace of the Lord of the Universe. I meditate on the Lord, the Name of the Lord, night and day, forever, forever and ever. || 2 || 3 || 10 || SAARANG, FOURTH MEHL: O my mind, meditate on the Fearless Lord, who is True, True, Forever True. He is free of vengeance, the Image of the Undying, beyond birth, Self-existent. O my mind, meditate night and day on the Formless, Self-sustaining Lord. || 1 || Pause || For the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan, for the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan, the thirty-three million gods, and millions of Siddhas, celibates and Yogis make their pilgrimages to sacred shrines and rivers, and go on fasts. The service of the humble person is approved, unto whom the Lord of the World shows His Mercy. || 1 || They alone are the good Saints of the Lord, the best and most exalted devotees, who are pleasing to their Lord.


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Those who have my Lord and Master on their side - O Nanak, the Lord saves their honor. || 2 || 4 || 11 || SAARANG, FOURTH MEHL, PARTAAL: O my mind, meditate on the Lord of the Universe, the Lord, the Lord of the Universe, the Treasure of Virtue, the God of all creation. O my mind, chant the Name of the Lord, the Lord, the Eternal, Imperishable, Primal Lord God. || 1 || Pause || The Name of the Lord is the Ambrosial Nectar, Har, Har, Har. He alone drinks it in, whom the Lord inspires to drink it. The Merciful Lord Himself bestows His Mercy, and He leads the mortal to meet with the True Guru. That humble being tastes the Ambrosial Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Those who serve my Lord, forever and ever - all their pain, doubt and fear are taken away. Servant Nanak chants the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and so he lives, like the song-bird, which is satisfied only by drinking in the water. || 2 || 5 || 12 || SAARANG, FOURTH MEHL: O my mind, meditate on the Supreme Lord. The Lord, the Lord is All-pervading. True, True is the Lord. O Siblings of Destiny, chant the Name of the Lord, Raam, Raam, Raam, forever. He is All-pervading everywhere. || 1 || Pause || The Lord Himself is Himself the Creator of all. The Lord Himself is Himself pervading the whole world. That person, upon whom my Sovereign Lord King, Raam, Raam, Raam, bestows His Mercy - that person is lovingly attuned to the Lord's Name. || 1 || O Saints of the Lord, behold the Glory of the Name of the Lord; His Name saves the honor of His humble devotees in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga. My Sovereign Lord King has taken servant Nanak's side; his enemies and attackers have all run away. || 2 || 6 || 13 ||

SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL, CHAU-PADAS, FIRST HOUSE:

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

I am a sacrifice to the Image of the True Guru. My inner being is filled with a great thirst, like that of the song-bird for water. When shall I find the Fruitful Vision of His Darshan? || 1 || Pause || He is the Master of the masterless, the Cherisher of all. He is the Lover of the devotees of His Name. That mortal, whom no one can protect - You bless him with Your Support, O Lord. || 1 || Support of the unsupported, Saving Grace of the unsaved, Home of the homeless. Wherever I go in the ten directions, You are there with me. The only thing I do is sing the Kirtan of Your Praises. || 2 || From Your Oneness, You become tens of thousands, and from tens of thousands, You become One. I cannot describe Your state and extent. You are Infinite - Your value cannot be appraised. Everything I see is Your play. || 3 || I speak with the Company of the Holy; I am in love with the Holy people of the Lord. Servant Nanak has found the Lord through the Guru's Teachings; please bless me with Your Blessed Vision; O Lord, my mind yearns for it. || 4 || 1 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Dear Lord is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. The mortal does evil deeds, and hides from others, but like the air, the Lord is present everywhere. || 1 || Pause || You call yourself a devotee of Vishnu and you practice the six rituals, but your inner being is polluted with greed.


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Those who slander the Society of the Saints, shall all be drowned in their ignorance. || 1 || The mortal eats the food which he has carefully prepared, and then steals the wealth of others. His inner being is filled with falsehood and pride. He knows nothing of the Vedas or the Shaastras; his mind is gripped by pride. || 2 || He says his evening prayers, and observes all the fasts, but this is all just a show. God made him stray from the path, and sent him into the wilderness. All his actions are useless. || 3 || He alone is a spiritual teacher, and he alone is a devotee of Vishnu and a scholar, whom the Lord God blesses with His Grace. Serving the True Guru, he obtains the supreme status and saves the whole world. || 4 || What can I say? I don't know what to say. As God wills, so do I speak. I ask only for the dust of the feet of the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. Servant Nanak seeks their Sanctuary. || 5 || 2 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Now, my dancing is over. I have intuitively obtained my Darling Beloved. Through the Word of the True Guru's Teachings, I found Him. || 1 || Pause || The virgin speaks with her friends about her husband and they laugh together; but when he comes home, she becomes shy, and modestly covers her face. || 1 || When gold is melted in the crucible, it flows freely everywhere. But when it is made into pure solid bars of gold, then it remains stationary. || 2 || As long as the days and the nights of one's life last, the clock strikes the hours, minutes and seconds. But when the gong player gets up and leaves, the gong is not sounded again. || 3 || When the pitcher is filled with water, the water contained within it seems distinct. Says Nanak, when the pitcher is emptied out, the water mingles again with water. || 4 || 3 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Now if he is asked, what can he say? He was supposed to have gathered the sublime essence of the Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord, but instead, the mad-man was busy with poison. || 1 || Pause || This human life, so difficult to obtain, was finally obtained after such a long time. He is losing it in exchange for a shell. He came to buy musk, but instead, he has loaded dust and thistle grass. || 1 || He comes in search of profits, but he is entangled in the enticing illusion of Maya. He loses the jewel, in exchange for mere glass. When will he have this blessed opportunity again? || 2 || He is full of sins, and he has not even one redeeming virtue. Forsaking his Lord and Master, he is involved with Maya, God's slave. And when the final silence comes, like inanimate matter, he is caught like a thief at the door. || 3 || I cannot see any other way out. I seek the Sanctuary of the Lord's slaves. Says Nanak, the mortal is emancipated, only when all his demerits and faults are erased and eradicated. || 4 || 4 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O mother, my patience is gone. I am in love with my Husband Lord. There are so many kinds of incomparable pleasures, but I am not interested in any of them. || 1 || Pause || Night and day, I utter, "Pri-a, Pri-a - Beloved, Beloved" with my mouth. I cannot sleep, even for an instant; I remain awake and aware. Necklaces, eye make-up, fancy clothes and decorations - without my Husband Lord, these are all poison to me.


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|| 1 || I ask and ask, with humility, "Who can tell me which country my Husband Lord lives in?" I would dedicate my heart to him, I offer my mind and body and everything; I place my head at his feet. || 2 || I bow at the feet of the voluntary slave of the Lord; I beg him to bless me with the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. Show Mercy to me, that I may meet God, and gaze upon the Blessed Vision of His Darshan every moment. || 3 || When He is Kind to me, He comes to dwell within my being. Night and day, my mind is calm and peaceful. Says Nanak, I sing the Songs of Joy; the Unstruck Word of the Shabad resounds within me. || 4 || 5 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O mother, True, True True is the Lord, and True, True, True is His Holy Saint. The Word which the Perfect Guru has spoken, I have tied to my robe. || 1 || Pause || Night and day, and the stars in the sky shall vanish. The sun and the moon shall vanish. The mountains, the earth, the water and the air shall pass away. Only the Word of the Holy Saint shall endure. || 1 || Those born of eggs shall pass away, and those born of the womb shall pass away. Those born of the earth and sweat shall pass away as well. The four Vedas shall pass away, and the six Shaastras shall pass away. Only the Word of the Holy Saint is eternal. || 2 || Raajas, the quality of energetic activity shall pass away. Taamas, the quality of lethargic darkness shall pass away. Saatvas, the quality of peaceful light shall pass away as well. All that is seen shall pass away. Only the Word of the Holy Saint is beyond destruction. || 3 || He Himself is Himself by Himself. All that is seen is His play. He cannot be found by any means. O Nanak, meeting with the Guru, God is found. || 4 || 6 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Guru, the Lord of the Universe, dwells within my mind. Wherever my Lord and Master is remembered in meditation - that village is filled with peace and bliss. || 1 || Pause || Wherever my Beloved Lord and Master is forgotten - all misery and misfortune is there. Where the Praises of my Lord, the Embodiment of Bliss and Joy are sung - eternal peace and wealth are there. || 1 || Wherever they do not listen to the Stories of the Lord with their ears - the utterly desolate wilderness is there. Where the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises are sung with love in the Saadh Sangat - there is fragrance and fruit and joy in abundance. || 2 || Without meditative remembrance on the Lord, one may live for millions of years, but his life would be totally useless. But if he vibrates and meditates on the Lord of the Universe, for even a moment, then he shall live forever and ever. || 3 || O God, I seek Your Sanctuary, Your Sanctuary, Your Sanctuary; please mercifully bless me with the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. O Nanak, the Lord is All-pervading everywhere, amongst all. He knows the qualities and the condition of all. || 4 || 7 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Now, I have obtained the Support of the Lord. Those who seek the Sanctuary of the Ocean of Mercy are carried across the world-ocean. || 1 || Pause || They sleep in peace, and intuitively merge into the Lord. The Guru takes away their cynicism and doubt. Whatever they wish for, the Lord does; they obtain the fruits of their minds' desires. || 1 || In my heart, I meditate on Him; with my eyes, I focus my meditation on Him.


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With my ears, I listen to His Sermon. With my feet, I walk on my Lord and Mater's Path. With my tongue, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 2 || With my eyes, I see the Lord, the Embodiment of Absolute Bliss; the Saint has turned away from the world. I have found the Priceless Name of the Beloved Lord; it never leaves me or goes anywhere else. || 3 || What praise, what glory and what virtues should I utter, in order to please the Lord? That humble being, unto whom the Merciful Lord is kind - O servant Nanak, he is the slave of God's slaves. || 4 || 8 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Who can I tell, and with whom can I speak, about this state of peace and bliss? I am in ecstasy and delight, gazing upon the Blessed Vision of God's Darshan. My mind sings His Songs of Joy and His Glories. || 1 || Pause || I am wonderstruck, gazing upon the Wondrous Lord. The Merciful Lord is All-pervading everywhere. I drink in the Invaluable Nectar of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Like the mute, I can only smile - I cannot speak of its flavor. || 1 || As the breath is held in bondage, no one can understand its coming in and going out. So is that person, whose heart is enlightened by the Lord - his story cannot be told. || 2 || As many other efforts as you can think of - I have seen them and studied them all. My Beloved, Carefree Lord has revealed Himself within the home of my own heart; thus I have realized the Inaccessible Lord. || 3 || The Absolute, Formless, Eternally Unchanging, Immeasurable Lord cannot be masured. Says Nanak, whoever endures the unendurable - this state belongs to him alone. || 4 || 9 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The corrupt person passes his days and nights uselessly. He does not vibrate and meditate on the Lord of the Universe; he is intoxicated with egotistical intellect. He loses his life in the gamble. || 1 || Pause || The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is priceless, but he is not in love with it. He loves only to slander others. Weaving the grass, he builds his house of straw. At the door, he builds a fire. || 1 || He carries a load of sulfur on his head, and drives the Ambrosial Nectar out of his mind. Wearing his good clothes, the mortal falls into the coal-pit; again and again, he tries to shake it off. || 2 || Standing on the branch, eating and eating and smiling, he cuts down the tree. He falls down head-first and is shattered into bits and pieces. || 3 || He bears vengeance against the Lord who is free of vengeance. The fool is not up to the task. Says Nanak, the Saving Grace of the Saints is the Formless, Supreme Lord God. || 4 || 10 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: All the others are deluded by doubt; they do not understand. That person, within whose heart the One Pure Word abides, realizes the essence of the Vedas. || 1 || Pause || He walks in the ways of the world, trying to please people. But as long as his heart is not enlightened, he is stuck in pitch black darkness. || 1 || The land may be prepared in every way, but nothing sprouts without being planted. Just so, without the Lord's Name, no one is liberated, nor is egotistical pride eradicated. || 2 || The mortal may churn water until he is sore, but how can butter be produced?


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Without meeting the Guru, no one is liberated, and the Lord of the Universe is not met. || 3 || Searching and searching, I have come to this realization: all peace and bliss are in the Name of the Lord. Says Nanak, he alone receives it, upon whose forehead such destiny is inscribed. || 4 || 11 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Night and day, utter the Glorious Praises of the Lord. You shall obtain all wealth, all pleasures and successes, and the fruits of your mind's desires. || 1 || Pause || Come, O Saints, let us meditate in remembrance on God; He is the Eternal, Imperishable Giver of Peace and Praanaa, the Breath of Life. Master of the masterless, Destroyer of the pains of the meek and the poor; He is All-pervading and permeating, abiding in all hearts. || 1 || The very fortunate ones drink in the Sublime Essence of the Lord, singing, reciting and listening to the Lord's Praises. All their sufferings and struggles are wiped away from their bodies; they remain lovingly awake and aware in the Name of the Lord. || 2 || So abandon your sexual desire, greed, falsehood and slander; meditating in remembrance on the Lord, you shall be released from bondage. The intoxication of loving attachments, egotism and blind possessiveness are eradicated by Guru's Grace. || 3 || You are All-Powerful, O Supreme Lord God and Master; please be Merciful to Your humble servant. My Lord and Master is All-pervading and prevailing everywhere; O Nanak, God is Near. || 4 || 12 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: I am a sacrifice to the Feet of the Divine Guru. I meditate with Him on the Supreme Lord God; His Teachings have emancipated me. || 1 || Pause || All pains, diseases and fears are erased, for one who comes to the Sanctuary of the Lord's Saints. He Himself chants, and inspires others to chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord. He is Utterly All-Powerful; He carries us across to the other side. || 1 || His Mantra drives out cynicism, and totally fills the empty one. Those who obey the Order of the Lord's slaves, do not enter into the womb of reincarnation ever again. || 2 || Whoever works for the Lord's devotees and sings His Praises - his pains of birth and death are taken away. Those unto whom my Beloved becomes Merciful, endure the Unendurable Ecstasy of the Lord, Har, Har. || 3 || Those who are satisfied by the Sublime Essence of the Lord, merge intuitively into the Lord; no mouth can describe their state. By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, they are content; chanting and meditating on God's Name, they are saved. || 4 || 13 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: I sing, O I sing the Songs of Joy of my Lord, the Treasure of Virtue. Fortunate is the time, fortunate is the day and the moment, when I become pleasing to the Lord of the World. || 1 || Pause || I touch my forehead to the Feet of the Saints. The Saints have placed their hands on my forehead. || 1 || My mind is filled with the Mantra of the Holy Saints, and I have risen above the three qualities || 2 || Gazing upon the Blessed Vision, the Darshan of God's devotees, my eyes are filled with love. Greed and attachment are gone, along with doubt. || 3 || Says Nanak, I have found intuitive peace, poise and bliss. Tearing down the wall, I have met the Lord, the Embodiment of Supreme Bliss. || 4 || 14 ||

SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE:

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

How can I express the pain of my soul? I am so thirsty for the Blessed Vision, the Darshan of my Enticing and Lovely Beloved. My mind cannot survive - it yearns for Him in so many ways.


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|| 1 || Pause || I think thoughts of Him; I miss the Love of my Beloved. When will I obtain the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan? I try, but this mind is not encouraged. Is there any Saint who can lead me to God? || 1 || Chanting, penance, self-control, good deeds and charity - I sacrifice all these in fire; I dedicate all peace and places to Him. One who helps me to behold the Blessed Vision of my Beloved, for even an instant - I am a sacrifice to that Saint. || 2 || I offer all my prayers and entreaties to him; I serve him, day and night. I have renounced all pride and egotism; he tells me the stories of my Beloved. || 3 || I am wonder-struck, gazing upon the wondrous play of God. The Guru, the True Guru, has led me to meet the Primal Lord. I have found God, my Merciful Loving Lord, within the home of my own heart. O Nanak, the fire within me has been quenched. || 4 || 1|| 15 || You fool, why are you not meditating on the Lord now? In the awful hell of the fire of the womb, you did penance, upside-down; each and every instant, you sang His Glorious Praises. || 1 || Pause || You wandered through countless incarnations, until finally you attained this priceless human birth. Leaving the womb, you were born, and when you came out, you became attached to other places. || 1 || You practiced evil and fraud day and night, and did useless deeds. You thrash the straw, but it has no wheat; running around and hurrying, you obtain only pain. || 2 || The false person is attached to falsehood; he is entangled with transitory things. And when the Righteous Judge of Dharma seizes you, O madman, you shall arise and depart with your face blackened. || 3 || He alone meets with God, whom God Himself meets, by such pre-ordained destiny written on his forehead. Says Nanak, I am a sacrifice to that humble being, who remains unattached within his mind. || 4 || 2 || 16 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: How can I live without my Beloved, O my mother? Separated from Him, the mortal becomes a corpse, and is not allowed to remain within the house. || 1 || Pause || He is the Giver of the soul, the heart, the breath of life. Being with Him, we are embellished with joy. Please bless me with Your Gace, O Saint, that I may sing the songs of joyful praise to my God. || 1 || I touch my forehead to the feet of the Saints. My eyes long for their dust. By His Grace, we meet God; O Nanak, I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to Him. || 2 || 3 || 17 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: I am a sacrifice to that occasion. Twenty-four hours a day, I meditate in remembrance on my God; by great good fortune, I have found the Lord. || 1 || Pause || Kabeer is good, the slave of the Lord's slaves; the humble barber Sain is sublime. Highest of the high is Naam Dayv, who looked upon all alike; Ravi Daas was in tune with the Lord. ||1 || My soul, body and wealth belong to the Saints; my mind longs for the dust of the Saints. And by the radiant Grace of the Saints, all my doubts have been erased. O Nanak, I have met the Lord. || 2 || 4 || 18 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The True Guru fulfills the mind's desires.

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