Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation


Previous Page
Page 1208

All wealth and treasures are obtained by remembering Him in meditation; twenty-four hours a day, O my mind, meditate on Him. || 1 || Pause || Your Name is Ambrosial Nectar, O my Lord and Master. Whoever drinks it in is satisfied. The sinful residues of countless incarnations are erased, and hereafter, he shall be saved and redeemed in the Court of the Lord. || 1 || I have come to Your Sanctuary, O Creator, O Perfect Supreme Eternal Lord God. Please be kind to me, that I may meditate on Your Lotus Feet. O Nanak, my mind and body thirst for the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. || 2 || 5 || 19 ||



O my mind, why are you lured away by otherness? Here and hereafter, God is forever your Help and Support. He is your soul-mate; He will help you succeed. || 1 || Pause || The Name of your Beloved Lover, the Fascinating Lord, is Ambrosial Nectar. Drinking it in, you shall find satisfaction. The Being of Immortal Manifestation is found in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. Meditate on Him in that most sublime place. || 1 || The Bani, the Word of the Supreme Lord God, is the greatest Mantra of all. It eradicates pride from the mind. Searching, Nanak found the home of peace and bliss in the Name of the Lord. || 2 || 1 || 20 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O my mind, sing forever the Songs of Joy of the Lord of the Universe. All your disease, sorrow and sin will be erased, if you meditate on the Lord's Name, even for an instant. || 1 || Pause || Abandon all your clever tricks; go and enter the Sanctuary of the Holy. When the Lord, the Destroyer of the pains of the poor becomes merciful, the Messenger of Death is changed into the Righteous Judge of Dharma. || 1 || Without the One Lord, there is no other at all. No one else can equal Him. The Lord is Nanak's Mother, Father and Sibling, the Giver of Peace, his Breath of Life. || 2 || 2 || 21 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord's humble servant saves those who accompany him. Their minds are sanctified and rendered pure, and they are rid of the pains of countless incarnations. || 1 || Pause || Those who walk on the path find peace; they are saved, along with those who speak with them. Even those who are drowning in the horrible, deep dark pit are carried across in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 1 || Those who have such high destiny turn their faces toward the Saadh Sangat. Nanak longs for the dust of their feet; O God, please shower Your Mercy on me! || 2 || 3 || 22 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The humble servant of the Lord meditates on the Lord, Raam, Raam, Raam. One who enjoys peace in the Company of the Holy, even for an instant, obtains millions of heavenly paradises. || 1 || Pause || This human body, so difficult to obtain, is sanctified by meditating on the Lord. It takes away the fear of death. Even the sins of terrible sinners are washed away, by cherishing the Lord's Name within the heart. || 1 || Whoever listens to the Immaculate Praises of the Lord - his pains of birth and death are dispelled.

Page 1209

Says Nanak, the Lord is found by great good fortune, and then the mind and body blossom forth. || 2 || 4 || 23 ||



O my Fascinating Lord, I pray to You: come into my house. I act in pride, and speak in pride. I am mistaken and wrong, but I am still Your hand-maiden, O my Beloved. || 1 || Pause || I hear that You are near, but I cannot see You. I wander in suffering, deluded by doubt. The Guru has become merciful to me; He has removed the veils. Meeting with my Beloved, my mind blossoms forth in abundance. || 1 || If I were to forget my Lord and Master, even for an instant, it would be like millions of days, tens of thousands of years. When I joined the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, O Nanak, I met my Lord. || 2 || 1 || 24 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Now what should I think? I have given up thinking. You do whatever You wish to do. Please bless me with Your Name - I am a sacrifice to You. || 1 || Pause || The poison of corruption is flowering forth in the four directions; I have taken the GurMantra as my antidote. Giving me His Hand, He has saved me as His Own; like the lotus in the water, I remain unattached. || 1 || I am nothing. What am I? You hold all in Your Power. Nanak has run to Your Sanctuary, Lord; please save him, for the sake of Your Saints. || 2 || 2 || 25 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Now I have abandoned all efforts and devices. My Lord and Master is the All-powerful Creator, the Cause of causes, my only Saving Grace. || 1 || Pause || I have seen numerous forms of incomparable beauty, but nothing is like You. You give Your Support to all, O my Lord and Master; You are the Giver of peace, of the soul and the breath of life. || 1 || Wandering, wandering, I grew so tired; meeting the Guru, I fell at His Feet. Says Nanak, I have found total peace; this life-night of mine passes in peace. || 2 || 3 || 26 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Now I have found the Support of my Lord. The Guru, the Giver of peace, has become merciful to me. I was blind - I see the jewel of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || I have cut away the darkness of ignorance and become immaculate; my discriminationg intellect has blossomed forth. As the waves of water and the foam become water again, the Lord and His servant become One. || 1 || He is taken in again, into what from which he came; all is one in the One Lord. O Nanak, I have come to see the Master of the breath of life, all-pervading everywhere. || 2 || 4 || 27 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: My mind longs for the One Beloved Lord. I have looked everywhere in every country, but nothing equals even a hair of my Beloved. || 1 || Pause || All sorts of delicacies and dainties are placed before me, but I do not even want to look at them. I long for the sublime essence of the Lord, calling, "Pri-o! Pri-o! - Beloved! Beloved!", like the Bumble bee longing for the lotus flower.

Page 1210

|| 1 || The Treasure of Virtue, the Enticer of the mind, my Beloved is the Giver of peace to all. Guru Nanak has led me to You, O God. Join with me, O my Best Friend, and hold me close in Your Embrace. || 2 || 5 || 28 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Now my mind is pleased and appeased by my Lord and Master. The Holy Saint has become kind and compassionate to me, and has destroyed this demon of duality. || 1 || Pause || You are so beautiful, and You are so wise; You are elegant and all-knowing. All the Yogis, spiritual teachers and meditators do not know even a bit of Your value. || 1 || You are the Master, You are the Lord under the royal canopy; You are the perfectly pervading Lord God. Please bless me with the gift of service to the Saints; O Nanak, I am a sacrifice to the Lord. || 2 || 6 || 29 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Love of my Beloved comes into my conscious mind. I have forgotten the entangling affairs of Maya, and I spend my life-night fighting with evil. || 1 || Pause || I serve the Lord; the Lord abides within my heart. I have found my Lord in the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation. So I have met with my enticingly beautiful Beloved; I have obtained the peace which I asked for. || 1 || The Guru has brought my Beloved under my control, and I enjoy Him with unrestrained pleasure. I have become fearless; O Nanak, my fears have been eradicated. Chanting the Word, I have found the Lord. || 2 || 7 || 30 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: I am a sacrifice to the Blessed Vision, the Darshan of my Dear Lord. The Naad, the Sound-current of His Word fills my ears; my body has settled gently into the Lap of my Beloved. || 1 || Pause || I was a discarded bride, and the Guru has made me a happy soul-bride. I have found the Elegant and All-knowing Lord. That home, in which I was not even allowed to sit - I have found that place in which I can dwell. || 1 || God, the Love of His devotees, has come under the control of those who protect the honor of His Saints. Says Nanak, my mid is pleased and appeased with the Lord, and my subservience to other people has come to an end. || 2 || 8 || 31 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Now my association with the five thieves has come to an end. Gazing upon the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan, my mind is in ecstasy; by Guru's Grace, I am released. || 1 || Pause || The impregnable place is guarded by countless ramparts and warriors. This impregnable fortress cannot be touched, but with the assistance of the Saints, I have entered and robbed it. || 1 || I have found such a great treasure, a priceless, inexhaustible supply of jewels. O servant Nanak, when God showered His Mercy on me, my mind drank in the sublime essence of the Lord. || 2 || 9 || 32 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Now my mind is absorbed in my Lord and Master. The Perfect Guru has blessed me with the gift of the breath of life. I am involved with the Lord, like the fish with the water. || 1 || Pause || I have cast out sexual desire, anger, greed, egotism and envy; I have offered all this as a gift. The Guru has implanted the medicine of the Lord's Mantra within me, and I have met with the All-knowing Lord God. || 1 ||

Page 1211

My household belongs to You, O my Lord and Master; the Guru has blessed me with God, and rid me of egotism. Says Nanak, I have found the Lord with intuitive ease, within the home of my own heart. Devotional worship of the Lord is a treasure over-flowing. || 2 || 10 || 33 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O my Enticing Lord, all beings are Yours - You save them. Even a tiny bit of Your Mercy ends all cruelty and tyranny. You save and redeem millions of universes. || 1 || Pause || I offer countless prayers; I remember You each and every instant. Please be merciful to me, O Destroyer of the pains of the poor; please give me Your hand and save me. || 1 || And what about these poor kings? Tell me, who can they kill? Save me, save me, save me, O Giver of peace; O Nanak, all the world is Yours. || 2 || 11 || 34 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Now I have obtained the wealth of the Lord's Name. I have become carefree, and all my thirsty desires are satisfied. Such is the destiny written on my forehead. || 1 || Pause || Searching and searching, I became depressed; I wandered all around, and finally came back to my body-village. The Merciful Guru made this deal, and I have obtained the priceless jewel. || 1 || The other deals and trades which I did, brought only sorrow and suffering. Fearless are those traders who deal in meditation on the Lord of the Universe. O Nanak, the Lord's Name is their capital. || 2 || 12 || 35 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Speech of my Beloved seems so sweet to my mind. The Guru has taken hold of my arm, and linked me to God's service. My Beloved Lord is forever merciful to me. || 1 || Pause || O God, You are my Lord and Master; You are the Cherisher of all. My wife and I are totally Your slaves. You are all my honor and power - You are. Your Name is my only Support. || 1 || If You seat me on the throne, then I am Your slave. If You make me a grass-cutter, then what can I say? Servant Nanak's God is the Primal Lord, the Architect of Destiny, Unfathomable and Immeasurable. || 2 || 13 || 36 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The tongue becomes beautiful, uttering the Glorious Praises of the Lord. In an instant, He creates and destroys. Gazing upon His Wondrous Plays, my mind is fascinated. || 1 || Pause || Listening to His Praises, my mind is in utter ecstasy, and my heart is rid of pride and pain. I have found peace, and my pains have been taken away, since I became one with God. || 1 || Sinful resides have been wiped away, and my mind is immaculate. The Guru has lifted me up and pulled me out of the deception of Maya. Says Nanak, I have found God, the All-powerful Creator, the Cause of causes. || 2 || 14 || 37 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: With my eyes, I have seen the marvellous wonders of the Lord. He is far from all, and yet near to all. He is Inaccessible and Unfathomable, and yet He dwells in the heart. || 1 || Pause || The Infallible Lord never makes a mistake. He does not have to write His Orders, and He does not have to consult with anyone. In an instant, He creates, embellishes and destroys. He is the Lover of His devotees, the Treasure of Excellence. || 1 || Lighting the lamp in the deep dark pit, the Guru illumines and enlightens the heart.

Page 1212

Says Nanak, gazing upon the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, I have found peace, and all my hopes have been fulfilled. || 2 || 15 || 38 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The most beautiful path for the feet is to follow the Lord of the Universe. The more you walk on any other path, the more you suffer in pain. || 1 || Pause || The eyes are sanctified, gazing upon the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan. Serving Him, the hands are sanctified. The heart is sanctified, when the Lord abides within the heart; that forehead which touches the dust of the feet of the Saints is sanctified. || 1 || All treasures are in the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; he alone obtains it, who has it written in his karma. Servant Nanak has met with the Perfect Guru; he passes his life-night in peace, poise and pleasure. || 2 || 16 || 39 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; at the very last instant, it shall be your Help and Support. In that place where your mother, father, children and siblings shall be of no use to you at all, there, the Name alone shall save you. || 1 || Pause || He alone meditates on the Lord in the deep dark pit of his own household, upon whose forehead such destiny is written. His bonds are loosened, and the Guru liberates him. He sees You, O Lord, everywhere. || 1 || Drinking in the Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam, his mind is satisfied. Tasting it, his tongue is satiated. Says Nanak, I have obtained celestial peace and poise; the Guru has quenched all my thirst. || 2 || 17 || 40 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Meeting the Guru, I meditate on God in such a way, that He has become kind and compassionate to me. He is the Destroyer of pain; He does not allow the hot wind to even touch me. || 1 || Pause || With each and every breath I take, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. He is not separated from me, even for an instant, and I never forget Him. He is always with me, wherever I go. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice, a sacrifice, a sacrifice to His Lotus Feet. I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan. Says Nanak, I do not care about anything else; I have found the Lord, the Ocean of peace. || 2 || 18 || 41 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Word of the Guru's Shabad seems so sweet to my mind. My karma has been activated, and the Divine Radiance of the Lord, Har, Har, is manifest in each and every heart. || 1 || Pause || The Supreme Lord God, beyond birth, Self-existent, is seated within every heart everywhere. I have come to obtain the Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to the Lotus Feet of God. || 1 || I anoint my forehead with the dust of the Society of the Saints; it is as if I have bathed at all the sacred shrines of pilgrimage. Says Nanak, I am dyed in the deep crimson color of His Love; the Love of my Lord shall never fade away. || 2 || 19 || 42 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Guru has given me the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, as my Companion. If the Word of God dwells within my heart for even an instant, all my hunger is relieved. || 1 || Pause || O Treasure of Mercy, Master of Excellence, my Lord and Master, Ocean of peace, Lord of all. My hopes rest in You alone, O my Lord and Master; hope in anything else is useless. || 1 ||

Page 1213

My eyes were satisfied and fulfilled, gazing upon the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, when the Guru placed His Hand on my forehead. Says Nanak, I have found immeasurable peace; my fear of birth and death is gone. || 2 || 20 || 43 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: You fool: why are you going somewhere else? The Enticing Ambrosial Amrit is with you, but you are deluded, totally deluded, and you eat poison. || 1 || Pause || God is Beautiful, Wise and Incomparable; He is the Creator, the Architect of Destiny, but you have no love for Him. The mad-man's mind is enticed by Maya, the enticer; he has taken the intoxicating drug of falsehood. || 1 || The Destroyer of pain has become kind and compassionate to me, and I am in tune with the Saints. I have obtained all treasures within the home of my own heart; says Nanak, my light has merged into the Light. || 2 || 21 || 44 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: My consciousness has loved my Beloved God, since the very beginning of time. When You blessed me with the Teachings, O my True Guru, I was embellished with beauty. || 1 || Pause || I am mistaken; You are never mistaken. I am a sinner; You are the Saving Grace of sinners. I am a lowly thorn-tree, and You are the sandalwood tree. Please preserve my honor by staying with me; please stay with me. || 1 || You are deep and profound, calm and benevolent. What am I? Just a poor helpless being. The Merciful Guru Nanak has united me with the Lord. I lay on His Bed of Peace. || 2 || 22 || 45 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O my mind, blessed and approved is that day, and fruitful is that hour, and lucky is that moment, when the True Guru blesses me with spirtual wisdom. || 1 || Pause || Blessed is my good destiny, and blessed is my Husband Lord. Blessed are those upon whom honor is bestowed. This body is Yours, all my home and wealth are Yours; I offer my heart as a sacrifice to You. || 1 || I obtain tens of thousands and millions of regal pleasures, if I gaze upon Your Blessed Vision, even for an instant. When You, O God, say, "My servant, stay here with me", Nanak knows unlimited peace. || 2 || 23 || 46 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Now I am rid of my skepticism and sorrow. I have abandoned and forsaken all other efforts, and come to the Sanctuary of the True Guru. || 1 || Pause || I have attained total perfection, and all my works are perfectly completed; the illness of egotism has been totally eradicated. Millions of sins are destroyed in an instant; meeting with the Guru, I chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Subduing the five thieves, he Guru has made them my slaves; my mind has become stable and steady and fearless. It does not come or go in reincarnation; it does not waver or wander anywhere. O Nanak, my empire is eternal. || 2 || 24 || 47 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Here and hereafter, God is forever my Help and Support. He is the Enticer of my mind, the Beloved of my soul. What Glorious Praises of His can I sing and chant? || 1 || Pause || He plays with me, He fondles and caresses me. Forever and ever, He blesses me with bliss. He cherishes me, like the father and the mother love their child. || 1 || I cannot survive without Him, even for an instant; I shall never forget Him.

Page 1214

Says Nanak, joining the Society of the Saints, I am enraptured, lovingly attuned to my Lord. || 2 || 25 || 48 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Sing of your Lord and Master, your Best Friend. Do not place your hopes in anyone else; meditate on God, the Giver of peace. || 1 || Pause || Peace, joy and salvation are in His Home. Seek the Protection of His Sanctuary. But if you forsake Him, and serve mortal beings, your honor will dissolve like salt in water. || 1 || I have grasped the Anchor and Support of my Lord and Master; meeting with the Guru, I have found wisdom and understanding. Nanak has met God, the Treasure of Excellence; all dependence on others is gone. || 2 || 26 || 49 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: I have the Almighty Support of my Dear Lord God. I do not look up to anyone else. My honor and glory are Yours, O God. || 1 || Pause || God has taken my side; He has lifted me up and pulled me out of the whirlpool of corruption. He has poured the medicine of the Naam, the Ambrosial Name of the Lord, into my mouth; I have fallen at the Guru's Feet. || 1 || How can I praise You with only one mouth? You are generous, even to the unworthy. You cut away the noose, and now You own me; Nanak is blessed with myriad joys. || 2 || 27 || 50 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Remembering God in meditation, pains are dispelled. When the Giver of peace to the soul becomes merciful, the mortal is totally redeemed. || 1 || Pause || I know of none other than God; tell me, who else should I approach? As You know me, so do You keep me, O my Lord and Master.I have surrendered everything to You. || 1 || God gave me His Hand and saved me; He has blessed me with eternal life. Says Nanak, my mind is in ecstasy; the noose of death has been cut away from my neck. || 2 || 28 || 51 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: My mind contemplates You, O Lord, all the time. I am Your meek and helpless child; You are God my Father. As You know me, You save me. || 1 || Pause || When I am hungry, I ask for food; when I am full, I am totally at peace. When I dwell with You, I am free of disease; if I become separated from You, I turn to dust. || 1 || What power does the slave of Your slave have, O Establisher and Disestablisher? If I do not forget the Naam, the Name of the Lord, then I die. Nanak offers this prayer. || 2 || 29 || 52 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: I have shaken off fear and dread from my mind. With intuitive ease, peace and poise, I sing the Glorious Praises of my Kind, Sweet, Darling Beloved. || 1 || Pause || Practicing the Guru's Word, by His Grace, I do not wander anywhere anymore. The illusion has been dispelled; I am in Samaadhi, Sukh-aasan, the position of peace. I have found the Lord, the Lover of His devotees, within the home of my own heart. || 1 || The Sound-current of the Naad, playful joys and pleasures - I am intuitively, easily absorbed into the Celestial Lord. He Himself is the Creator, the Cause of causes.

Page 1215

Says Nanak, He Himself is All-in-all. || 2 || 30 || 53 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is the Support of the mind. I am a sacrifice to the One who gave it to me; I humbly bow to the Perfect Guru. || 1 || Pause || My thirst is quenched, and I have been intuitively embellished. The poisons of sexual desire and anger have been burnt away. This mind does not come and go; it abides in that place, where the Formless Lord sits. || 1 || The One Lord is manifest and radiant; the One Lord is hidden and mysterious. The One Lord is abysmal darkness. From the beginning, throughout the middle and until the end, is God. Says Nanak, reflect on the Truth. || 2 || 31 || 54 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Without God, I cannot survive, even for an instant. One who finds joy in the Lord finds total peace and perfection. || 1 || Pause || God is the Embodiment of bliss, the Breath of Life and Wealth; remembering Him in meditation, I am blessed with absolute bliss. He is utterly All-powerful, with me forever and ever; what tongue can utter His Glorious Praises? || 1 || His Place is sacred, and His Glory is sacred; sacred are those who listen and speak of Him. Says Nanak, that dwelling is sacred, in which Your Saints live. || 2 || 32 || 55 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: My tongue chants Your Name, Your Name. In the mother's womb, You sustained me, and in this mortal world, You alone help me. || 1 || Pause || You are my Father, and You are my Mother; You are my Loving Friend and Sibling. You are my Family, and You are my Support. You are the Giver of the Breath of Life. || 1 || You are my Treasure, and You are my Wealth. You are my Gems and Jewels. You are the wish-fulfilling Elysian Tree. Nanak has found You through the Guru, and now he is enraptured. || 2 || 33 || 56 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Wherever he goes, his consciousness turns to his own. Whoever is a chaylaa (a servant) goes only to his Lord and Master. || 1 || Pause || He shares his sorrows, his joys and his condition only with his own. He obtains honor from his own, and strength from his own; he gets an advantage from his own. || 1 || Some have regal power, youth, wealth and property; some have a father and a mother. I have obtained all things, O Nanak, from the Guru. My hopes have been fulfilled. || 2 || 34 || 57 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: False is intoxication and pride in Maya. Get rid of your fraud and attachment, O wretched mortal, and remember that the Lord of the World is with you. || 1 || Pause || False are royal powers, youth, nobility, kings, rulers and aristocrats. False are the fine clothes, perfumes and clever tricks; false are the foods and drinks. || 1 || O Patron of the meek and the poor, I am the slave of Your slaves; I seek the Sanctuary of Your Saints. I humbly ask, I beg of You, please relieve my anxiety; O Lord of Life, please unite Nanak with Yourself. || 2 || 35 || 58 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: By himself, the mortal cannot accomplish anything. He runs around chasing all sorts of projects, engrossed in other entanglements. || 1 || Pause ||

Page 1216

His companions of these few days will not be there when he is in trouble. He is hand and glove with those who are of no use to him; the poor wretch is affectionately involved with them. || 1 || I am nothing; nothing belongs to me. I have no power or control. O Creator, Cause of causes, Lord God of Nanak, I am saved and redeemed in the Society of the Saints. || 2 || 36 || 59 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Great Enticer Maya keeps enticing, and cannot be stopped. She is the Beloved of all the Siddhas and seekers; no one can fend her off. || 1 || Pause || Reciting the six Shaastras and visiting sacred shrines of pilgrimage do not decrease her power. Devotional worship, ceremonial religious marks, fasting, vows and penance - none of these will make her release her hold. || 1 || The world has fallen into the deep dark pit. O Saints, please bless me with the supreme status of salvation. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, Nanak has been liberated, gazing upon the Blessed Vision of their Darshan, even for an instant. || 2 || 37 || 60 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Why are you working so hard to earn profits? You are puffed up like a bag of air, and your skin is very brittle. Your body has grown old and dusty. || 1 || Pause || You move things from here to there, like the hawk swooping down on the flesh of its prey. You are blind - you have forgotten the Great Giver. You fill your belly like a traveller at an inn. || 1 || You are entangled in the taste of false pleasures and corrupt sins; the path which you have to take is very narrow. Says Nanak: figure it out, you ignorant fool! Today or tomorrow, the knot will be untied! || 2 || 38 || 61 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O Dear Guru, by associating with You, I have come to know the Lord. There are millions of heroes, and no one pays any attention to them, but in the Court of the Lord, I am honored and respected. || 1 || Pause || What is the origin of the human beings? How beautiful they are! When God infuses His Light into clay, the human body is judged to be precious. || 1 || From You, I have learned to serve; from You, I have learned to chant and meditate; from You, I have realized the essence of reality. Placing His Hand on my forehead, He has cut away the bonds which held me; O Nanak, I am the slave of His slaves. || 2 || 39 || 62 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord has blessed His servant with His Name. What can any poor mortal do to someone who has the Lord as his Savior and Protector? || 1 || Pause || He Himself is the Great Being; He Himself is the Leader. He Himself accomplishes the tasks of His servant. Our Lord and Master destroys all demons; He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. || 1 || He Himself saves the honor of His servants; He Himself blesses them with stability. From the very beginning of time, and throughout the ages, He saves His servants. O Nanak, how rare is the person who knows God. || 2 || 49 || 63 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O Lord, You are my Best Friend, my Companion, my Breath of Life. My mind, wealth, body and soul are all Yours; this body is sewn together by Your Blessing. || 1 || Pause || You have blessed me with all sorts of gifts; you have blessed me with honor and respect. Forever and ever, You preserve my honor, O Inner-knower, O Searcher of hearts. || 1 ||

Page 1217

Those Saints who know You, O Lord and Master - blessed and approved is their coming into the world. The Congregation of those humble beings is obtained by great good fortune; Nanak is a sacrifice to the Saints. || 2 || 41 || 64 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Save me, O Merciful Saint! You are the All-powerful Cause of causes. You have ended my separation, and joined me with God. || 1 || Pause || You save us from the corruption and sins of countless incarnations; associating with You, we obtain sublime understanding. Forgetting God, we wandered through countless incarnations; with each and every breath, we sing the Lord's Praises. || 1 || Whoever meets with the Holy Saints - those sinners are sanctified. Says Nanak, those who have such high destiny, win this invaluable human life. || 2 || 42 || 65 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O my Lord and Master, Your humble servant has come to offer this prayer. Hearing Your Name, I am blessed with total peace, bliss, poise and pleasure. || 1 || Pause || The Treasure of Mercy, the Ocean of Peace - His Praises are diffused everywhere. O Lord, You celebrate in the Society of the Saints; You reveal Yourself to them. || 1 || With my eyes I see the Saints, and dedicate myself to serving them; I wash their feet with my hair. Twenty-four hours a day, I gaze upon the Blessed Vision, the Darshan of the Saints; this is the peace and comfort which Nanak has received. || 2 || 43 || 66 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: One who is lovingly absorbed in the Lord's Name is a good-hearted friend, intuitively embellished with happiness. He is said to be blessed and fortunate. || 1 || Pause || He is rid of sin and corruption, and detached from Maya; he has renounced the poison of egotistical intellect. He thirsts for the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan, and he places his hopes in the One Lord alone. The Feet of his Beloved are the Support of his heart. || 1 || He sleeps, wakes, rises up and sits down without anxiety; he laughs and cries without anxiety. Says Nanak, she who has cheated the world - that Maya is cheated by the humble servant of the Lord. || 2 || 44 || 67 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Now, no one complains about the Lord's humble servant. Whoever tries to complain is destroyed by the Guru, the Transcendent Lord God. || 1 || Pause || Whoever harbors vengeance against the One who is beyond all vengenace, shall lose in the Court of the Lord. From the very beginning of time, and throughout the ages, it is the glorious greatness of God, that He preserves the honor of His humble servants. || 1 || The mortal becomes fearless, and all his fears are taken away, when he leans on the Support of the Lord's Lotus Feet. Chanting the Name, through the Guru's Word, Nanak has become famous throughout the world. || 2 || 45 || 68 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord's humble servant has discarded all self-conceit. As You see fit, You save us, O Lord of the World. Beholding Your Glorious Grandeur, I live. || 1 || Pause || Through the Guru's Instruction, and the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, all sorrow and suffering is taken away. I look upon friend and enemy alike; all that I speak is the Lord's meditation. || 1 || The fire within me is quenched; I am cool, calm and tranquil. Hearing the unstruck celestial melody, I am wonder-struck and amazed.

Page 1218

I am in ecstasy, O Nanak, and my mind is filled with Truth, through the perfect perfection of the Sound-current of the Naad. || 2 || 46 || 69 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: My Guru has rid me of my cynicism. I am a sacrifice to that Guru; I am devoted to Him, forever and ever. || 1 || Pause || I chant the Guru's Name day and night; I enshrine the Guru's Feet within my mind. I bathe continually in the dust of the Guru's Feet, washing off the dirty residues of my sinful mistakes. || 1 || I continually serve the Perfect Guru; I humbly bow to my Guru. The Perfect Guru has blessed me with all fruitful rewards; O Nanak, the Guru has emancipated me. || 2 || 47 || 70 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Meditating in remembrance on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the mortal attains salvation. His sorrows are dispelled, and his fears are all erased; he is in love with the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 1 || Pause || His mind worships and adores the Lord, Har, Har, Har, Har; his tongue sings the Praises of the Lord. Abandoning egotistical pride, sexual desire, anger and slander, he embraces love for the Lord. || 1 || Worship and adore the Merciful Lord God; chanting the Name of the Lord of the Universe, you shall be embellished and exalted. Says Nanak, whoever becomes the dust of all, merges in the Blesed Vision of the Lord, Har, Har. || 2 || 48 || 71 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: I am a sacrifice to my Perfect Guru. My Savior Lord has saved me; He has revealed the Glory of His Name. || 1 || Pause || He makes His servants and slaves fearless, and takes away all their pain. So renounce all other efforts, and enshrine the Lord's Lotus Feet within your mind. || 1 || God is the Support of the breath of life, my Best Friend and Companion, the One and Only Creator of the Universe. Nanak's Lord and Master is the Highest of all; again and again, I humbly bow to Him. || 2 || 49 || 72 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Tell me: other than the Lord, who exists? The Creator, the Embodiment of Mercy, bestows all comforts; meditate forever on that God. || 1 || Pause || All creatures are strung on His Thread; sing the Praises of that God. Meditate in remembrance on that Lord and Master who gives you everything. Why would you go to anyone else? || 1 || Service to my Lord and Master is fruitful and rewarding; from Him, you shall obtain the fruits of your mind's desires. Says Nanak, take your profits and leave; you shall go to your true home in peace. || 2 || 50 || 73 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O my Lord and Master, I have come to Your Sanctuary. The anxiety of my mind departed, when I gazed upon the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. || 1 || Pause || You know my condition, without my speaking. You inspire me to chant Your Name. My pains are gone, and I am absorbed in peace, poise and bliss, singing Your Glorious Praises. || 1 || Taking me by the arm, You lifted me up, out of the deep dark pit of household and Maya. Says Nanak, the Guru has broken my bonds, and ended my separaation; He has united me with God. || 2 || 51 || 74 ||

Next Page