Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation

 
 

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SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Name of the Lord is cooling and soothing. Searching, searching the Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees, the Holy Saints have realized this. || 1 || Pause || In the worlds of Shiva, Brahma and Indra, I wandered around, burning up with envy. Meditating, meditating in remembrance on my Lord and Master, I became cool and calm; my pains, sorrows and doubts are gone. || 1 || Whoever has been saved in the past or the present, was saved through loving devotional worship of the Divine Lord. This is Nanak's prayer: O Dear God, please let me serve the humble Saints. || 2 || 52 || 75 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL; O my tongue, sing the Ambrosial Praises of the Lord. Chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, listen to the Lord's Sermon, and chant God's Name. || 1 || Pause || So gather in the jewel, the wealth of the Lord's Name; love God with your mind and body. You must realize that all other wealth is false; this alone is the true purpose of life. || 1 || He is the Giver of the soul, the breath of life and liberation; lovingly tune in to the One and Only Lord. Says Nanak, I have entered His Sanctuary; He gives sustenance to all. || 2 || 53 || 76 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: I cannot do anything else. I have taken this Support, meeting the Saints; I have entered the Sanctuary of the One Lord of the World. || 1 || Pause || The five wicked enemies are within this body; they lead the mortal to practice evil and corruption. He has infinite hope, but his days are numbered, and old age is sapping his strength. || 1 || He is the Help of the helpless, the Merciful Lord, the Ocean of Peace, the Destroyer of all pains and fears. Slave Nanak longs for this blessing, that he may live, gazing upon the Feet of God. || 2 || 54 || 77 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Without the Lord's Name, flavors are tasteless and insipid. Sing the Sweet Ambrosial Praises of the Lord's Kirtan; day and night, the Sound-current of the Naad will resonate and resound. || 1 || Pause || Meditating in remembrance on the Lord, total peace and bliss are obtained, and all sorrows are taken away. The profit of the Lord, Har, Har, is found in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; so load it and bring it on home. || 1 || He is the Highest of all, the Highest of the high; His celestial ecomony has no limit. Nanak cannot even express His Glorious Grandeur; gazing upon Him, he is wonder-struck. || 2 || 55 || 78 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The mortal came to hear and chant the Word of the Guru's Bani. But he has forgotten the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and he has become attached to other temptations. His life is totally worthless! || 1 || Pause || O my unconscious mind, become conscious and figure it out; the Saints speak the Unspoken Speech of the Lord. So gather in your profits - worship and adore the Lord within your heart; your coming and going in reincarnation shall end. || 1 || Efforts, powers and clever tricks are Yours; if You bless me with them, I repeat Your Name. They alone are devotees, and they alone are attached to devotional worship, O Nanak, who are pleasing to God. || 2 || 56 || 79 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Those who deal in the Naam, the Name of the Lord, are wealthy. So become a partner with them, and earn the wealth of the Naam.


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Contemplate the Word of the Guru's Shabad. || 1 || Pause || Abandon your deception, and go beyond vengeance; see God who is always with you. Deal only in this true wealth and gather in this true wealth, and you shall never suffer loss. || 1 || Eating and consuming it, it is never exhausted; God's treasures are overflowing. Says Nanak, you shall go home to the Court of the Supreme Lord God with honor and respect. || 2 || 57 || 80 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O Dear God, I am wretched and helpless! From what source did you create humans? This is Your Glorious Grandeur. || 1 || Pause || You are the Giver of the soul and the breath of life to all; Your Infinite Glories cannot be spoken.You are the Beloved Lord of all, the Cherisher of all, the Support of all hearts. || 1 || No one knows Your state and extent. You alone created the expanse of the Universe. Please, give me a seat in the boat of the Holy; O Nanak, thus I shall cross over this terrifying world-ocean, and reach the other shore. || 2 || 58 || 81 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: One who comes to the Lord's Sanctuary is very fortunate. He knows of no other than the One Lord. He has renounced all other efforts. || 1 || Pause || He worships and adores the Lord, Har, Har, in thought, word and deed; in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, he finds peace. He enjoys bliss and pleasure, and savors the Unspoken Speech of the Lord; he merges intuitively into the True Lord. || 1 || Sublime and exalted is the speech of one whom the Lord, in His Mercy makes His Own. Those who are imbued with God in the state of Nirvaanaa, O Nanak, are emancipated in the Saadh Sangat. || 2 || 59 || 82 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Since I grasped hold of the Sanctuary of the Holy, my mind is illuminated with tranquility, peace and poise, and I am rid of all my pain. || 1 || Pause || Please be merciful to me, O Lord, and bless me with Your Name; this is the prayer I offer to You. I have forgotten my other occupations; remembering God in meditation, I have obtained the true profit. || 1 || We shall merge again into the One from whom we came; He is the Essence of Being. Says Nanak, the Guru has eradicated my doubt; my light has merged into the Light. || 2 || 60 || 83 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O my tongue, sing the Praises of the Lord. Abandon all other tastes and flavors; the taste of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is so sublime. || 1 || Pause || Enshrine the Lord's Lotus Feet within your heart; let yourself be lovingly attuned to the One Lord. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall become immaculate and pure; you shall not come to be reincarnated again. || 1 || You are the Support of the soul and the breath of life; You are the Home of the homeless. With each and every breath, I dwell on the Lord, Har, Har; O Nanak, I am forever a sacrifice to Him. || 2 || 61 || 84 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: To meditate on the Lotus Feet of the Lord of the Universe is heaven for me. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, is the treasure of liberation and the Lord's Ambrosial Name. || 1 || Pause || O Lord God, please be kind to me, that I may hear with my ears Your Sublime and Exalted Sermon. My cycle of coming and going is finally completed, and I have attained peace and tranquility. || 1 ||


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Searching and searching, I have realized the essence of reality: devotional worship is the most sublime fulfillment. Says Nanak, without the Name of the One Lord, all other ways are imperfect. || 2 || 62 || 85 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The True Guru is the True Giver. Gazing upon the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, all my pains are dispelled. I am a sacrifice to His Lotus Feet. || 1 || Pause || The Supreme Lord God is True, and True are the Holy Saints; the Name of the Lord is steady and stable. So worship the Imperishable, Supreme Lord God with love, and sing His Glorious Praises. || 1 || The limits of the Inaccessible, Unfathomable Lord cannot be found; He is the Support of all hearts. O Nanak, chant, "Waaho! Waaho!" to Him, who has no end or limitation. || 2 || 63 || 86 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Feet of the Guru abide within my mind. My Lord and Master is permeating and pervading all places; He dwells nearby, close to all. || 1 || Pause || Breaking my bonds, I have lovingly tuned in to the Lord, and now the Saints are pleased with me. This precious human life has been sanctified, and all my desires have been fulfilled. || 1 || O my God, whoever You bless with Your Mercy - he alone sings Your Glorious Praises. Servant Nanak is a sacrifice to that person who sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe, twenty-four hours a day. || 2 || 64 || 87 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: A person is judged to be alive, only if he sees the Lord. Please be merciful to me, O my Enticing Beloved Lord, and erase the record of my doubts. || 1 || Pause || By speaking and listening, tranquility and peace are not found at all. What can anyone learn without faith? One who renounces God and longs for another - his face is blackened with filth. || 1 || One who is blessed with the wealth of our Lord and Master, the Embodiment of Peace, does not believe in any other religious doctrine. O Nanak, one whose mind is fascinated and intoxicated with the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan - his tasks are perfectly accomplished. || 2 || 65 || 88 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Meditate in remembrance on the Naam, the Name of the One Lord. In this way, the sinful residues of your past mistakes shall be burnt off in an instant. It is like giving millions in charity, and bathing at sacred shrines of pilgrimage. || 1 || Pause || Entangled in other affairs, the mortal suffers uselessly in sorrow. Without the Lord, wisdom is useless. The mortal is freed of the anguish of death and birth, meditating and vibrating on the Blissful Lord of the Universe. || 1 || I seek Your Sancutary, O Perfect Lord, Ocean of Peace. Please be merciful, and bless me with this gift. Meditating, meditating in remembrance on God, Nanak lives; his egotistical pride has been eradicated. || 2 || 66 || 89 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: He alone is a Dhoorat, who is attached to the Primal Lord God. He alone is a Dhurandhar, and he alone is a Basundhar, who is absorbed in the sublime essence of Love of the One Lord. || 1 || Pause || One who practices deception and does not know where true profit lies is not a Dhoorat - he is a fool. He abandons profitable enterprises and is involved in unprofitable ones. He does not meditate on the Beauteous Lord God. || 1 || He alone is clever and wise and a religious scholar, he alone is a brave warrior, and he alone is intelligent, who chants the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. O Nanak, he alone is approved. || 2 || 67 || 90 ||


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SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord, Har, Har, is the life of the humble Saints. Instead of enjoying corrupt pleasures, they drink in the Ambrosial Essence of the Name of the Lord, the Ocean of Peace. || 1 || Pause || They gather up the priceless wealth of the Lord's Name, and weave it into the fabric of their mind and body. Imbued with the Lord's Love, their minds are dyed in the deep crimson color of devotional love; they are intoxicated with the sublime essence of the Lord's Name. || 1 || As the fish is immersed in water, they are absorbed in the Lord's Name. O Nanak, the Saints are like the sparrow-hawks; they are comforted, drinking in the drops of the Lord's Name. || 2 || 68 || 91 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Without the Name of the Lord, the mortal is a ghost. All the actions he commits are just shackles and bonds. || 1 || Pause || Without serving God, one who serves another wastes his time uselessly. When the Messenger of Death comes to kill you, O mortal, what will your condition be then? || 1 || Please protect Your slave, O Eternally Merciful Lord. O Nanak, my God is the Treasure of Peace; He is the wealth and property of the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 2 || 69 || 92 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: My mind and body deal only in the Lord. Imbued with loving devotional worship, I sing His Glorious Praises; I am not affected by worldly affairs. || 1 || Pause || This is the way of life of the Holy Saint: he listens to the Kirtan, the Praises of his Lord and Master, and meditates in remembrance on Him. He implants the Lord's Lotus Feet deep within his heart; worship of the Lord is the support of his breath of life. || 1 || O God, Merciful to the meek, please hear my prayer, and shower Your Blessings upon me. I continually chant the treasure of the Naam with my tongue; Nanak is forever a sacrifice. || 2 || 70 || 93 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Without the Name of the Lord, his intellect is shallow. He does not meditate in remembrance on the Lord, his Lord and Master; the blind fool suffers in terrible agony. || 1 || Pause || He does not embrace love for the Name of the Lord; he is totally attached to various religious robes. His attachments are shattered in an instant; when the pitcher is broken, the water runs out. || 1 || Please bless me, that I may worship You in loving devotion. My mind is absorbed and intoxicated with Your Delicious Love. Nanak, Your slave, has entered Your Sanctuary; without God, there is no other at all. || 2 || 71 || 94 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: In my mind, I think about that moment, when I join the Gathering of the Friendly Saints, constantly singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. || 1 || Pause || Without vibrating and meditating on the Lord, whatever deeds you do will be useless. The Perfect Embodiment of Supreme Bliss is so sweet to my mind. Without Him, there is no other at all. || 1 || Chanting, deep meditation, austere self-discipline, good deeds and other techniques to being peace - they are not equal to even a tiny bit of the Lord's Name. Nanak's mind is pierced through by the Lotus Feet of the Lord; it is absorbed in His Lotus Feet. || 2 || 72 || 95 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: My God is always with me; He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts.


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I find happiness in the world hereafter, and peace and pleasure in this world, meditating in remembrance on the Name of my Lord and Master. || 1 || Pause || The Lord is my Best Friend, my Buddy, my Companion. I sing the Glorious Praises of my Sovereign Lord King. I shall not forget Him in my heart, even for an instant; I have met with the Perfect Guru. || 1 || In His Mercy, He protects His slave; all beings and creatures are in His Power. One who is lovingly attuned to the One, the Perfect Transcendent Lord God, O Nanak, is rid of all fear. || 2 || 73 || 96 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: One who has the Lord's Power on his side - all his desires are fulfilled, and no pain afflicts him. || 1 || Pause || That humble devotee is a slave of his God, who listens to Him, and so lives. I have made the effort to gaze upon the Blessed Vision of His Darshan; it is obtained only by good karma. || 1 || It is only by Guru's Grace that I see His Vision with my eyes. Please bless Nanak with this Gift, that he may wash the Feet of the Saints, and so live. || 2 || 74 || 97 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: I live by singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. Please be Merciful to me, O my Loving Lord of the Universe, that I may never forget You. || 1 || Pause || My mind, body, wealth and all are Yours, O my Lord and Master; there is nowhere else for me at all. As You keep me, so do I survive; I eat and I wear whatever You give me. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; I shall never again fall into reincarnation. Slave Nanak seeks Your Sancuary, Lord; as it pleases Your Will, so do You guide him. || 2 || 75 || 98 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O my mind, the Naam is the most sublime peace. Other affairs of Maya are corrupt. They are nothing more than dust. || 1 || Pause || The mortal has fallen into the deep dark pit of household attachment; it is a horrible, dark hell. He wanders in various incarnations, growing weary; he wanders through them again and again. || 1 || O Purifier of sinners, O Lover of Your devotees, please shower Your Mercy on Your meek servant. With palms pressed together, Nanak begs for this blessing: O Lord, please save me in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 2 || 76 || || 99 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Glorious Radiance of the Lord has spread out everywhere. The doubts of my mind and body are all erased, and I am rid of the three diseases. || 1 || Pause || My thirst is quenched, and my hopes have all been fulfilled; my sorrows and sufferings are over. Singing the Glorious Praises of the Unmoving, Eternal, Unchanging Lord God, my mind, body and soul are comforted and encouraged. || 1 || Sexual desire, anger, greed, pride and envy are destroyed in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. He is the Lover of His devotees, the Destroyer of fear; O Nanak, He is our Mother and Father. || 2 || 77 || 100 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the world is miserable. Like a dog, its desires are never satisfied; it clings to the ashes of corruption. || 1 || Pause || Administering the intoxicating drug, God Himself leads the mortals astray; they are reincarnated again and again. He does not meditate in remembrance on the Lord, even for an instant, and so the Messenger of Death makes him suffer. || 1 || Please be merciful to me, O Destroyer of the pains of the meek and the poor; let me be the dust of the feet of the Saints.


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Slave Nanak asks for the Blessed Vision of God. It is the Support of his mind and body. || 2 || 78 || 101 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Without the Name of the Lord, the soul is polluted. The True Lord God has Himself administered the intoxicating drug of corruption, and led the mortal astray. || 1 || Pause || Wandering through millions of incarnations in countless ways, he does not find stability anywhere. The faithless cynic does not intuitively meet with the Perfect True Guru; he continues coming and going in reincarnation. || 1 || Please save me, O All-powerful Lord God, O Great Giver; O God, You are Inaccessible and Infinite. Slave Nanak seeks Your Sanctuary, to cross over the terrible world-ocean, and reach the other shore. || 2 || 79 || 102 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: To chant the Glorious Praises of the Lord is Sublime. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, meditate on the Transcendent Lord God; The taste of His essence is Ambrosial Nectar. || 1 || Pause || Meditating in remembrance on the One Unmoving, Eternal, Unchanging Lord God, the intoxication of Maya wears off. One who is blessed with intuitive peace and poise, and the vibrations of the Unstruck Celestial Bani, never suffers again. || 1 || Even Brahma and his sons sing God's Praises; Sukdayv and Prahlaad sing His Praises as well. Drinking in the fascinating Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord's sublime essence, Nanak meditates on the Amazing Lord. || 2 || 80 || 103 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: He commits many millions of sins. Day and night, he does not get tired of them, and he never finds release. || 1 || Pause || He carries on his head a terrible, heavy load of sin and corruption. In an instant, he is exposed. The Messenger of Death seizes him by his hair. || 1 || He is consigned to countless forms of reincarnation, into beasts, ghosts, camels and donkeys. Vibrating and meditating on the Lord of the Universe in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, O Nanak, you shall never be struck or harmed at all. || 2 || 81 || 104 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: He is so blind! He is eating loads of poison. His eyes, ears and body are totally exhausted; he shall lose his breath in an instant. || 1 || Pause || Making the poor suffer, he fills his belly, but the wealth of Maya shall not go with him. Committing sinful mistakes again and again, he regrets and repents, but he can never give them up. || 1 || The Messenger of Death comes to slaughter the slanderer; he beats him on his head. O Nanak, he cuts himself with his own dagger, and damages his own mind. || 2 || 82 || 105 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The slanderer is destroyed in mid-stream. Our Lord and Master is the Saving Grace, the Protector of His humble servants; those who have turned their backs on the Guru are overtaken by death. || 1 || Pause || No one listens to what he says; he is not allowed to sit anywhere. He suffers in pain here, and falls into hell hereafter. He wanders in endless reincarnations. || 1 || He has become infamous across worlds and galaxies; he receives according to what he has done. Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of the Fearless Creator Lord; he sings His Glorious Praises in ecstasy and bliss. || 2 || 83 || 106 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Desire plays itself out in so many ways.


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But it is not fulfilled at all, and in the end, it dies, exhausted. || 1 || Pause || It does not produce tranquility, peace and poise; this is the way it works. He does not know what belongs to him, and to others. He burns in sexual desire and anger. || 1 || The world is enveloped by an ocean of pain; O Lord, please save Your slave! Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of Your Lotus Feet; Nanak is forever and ever a sacrifice. || 2 || 84 || 107 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O sinner, who taught you to sin? You do not contemplate your Lord and Master, even for an instant; it was He who gave you your body and soul. || 1 || Pause || Eating, drinking and sleeping, you are happy, but contemplating the Naam, the Name of the Lord, you are miserable. In the womb of your mother, you cried and whined like a wretch. || 1 || And now, bound by great pride and corruption, you shall wander in endless incarnations. You have forgotten the Lord of the Universe; what misery will be your lot now? O Nanak, peace is found by realizing the sublime state of the Lord. || 2 || 85 || 108 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O mother, I have grasped the Protection, the Sanctuary of the Lord's Feet. Gazing upon the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, my mind is fascinated, and evil-mindedness is taken away. || 1 || Pause || He is Unfathomable, Incomprehensible, Exalted and High, Eternal and Imperishable; His worth cannot be appraised. Gazing upon Him, gazing upon Him in the water and on the land, my mind has blossomed forth in ecstasy. He is totally pervading and permeating all. || 1 || Merciful to the meek, my Beloved, Enticer of my mind; meeting with the Holy, He is known. Meditating, meditating in remembrance on the Lord, Nanak lives; the Messenger of Death cannot catch or torment him. || 2 || 86 || 109 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O mother, my mind is intoxicated. Gazing upon the Merciful Lord, I am filled with bliss and peace; imbued with the sublime essence of the Lord, I am intoxicated. || 1 || Pause || I have become spotless and pure, singing the Sacred Praises of the Lord; I shall never again be dirtied. My awareness is focused on the Lotus Feet of God; I have met the Infinite, Supreme Being. || 1 || Taking me by the hand, He has given me everything; He has lit up my lamp. O Nanak, savoring the Naam, the Name of the Lord, I have become detached; my generations have been carried across as well. || 2 || 87 || 110 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O mother, by meditating in remembrance on some other, the mortal dies. Forsaking the Lord of the Universe, the Giver of souls, the mortal is engrossed and entangled in Maya. || 1 || Pause || Forgetting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, he walks on some other path, and falls into the most horrible hell. He suffers uncounted punishments, and wanders from womb to womb in reincarnation. || 1 || They alone are wealthy, and they alone are honorable, who are absorbed in the Sanctuary of the Lord. By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, they conquer the world; they do not come and go in reincarnation ever again. || 2 || 88 || 111 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord has cut down the crooked tree of my deceit. The forest of doubt is burnt away in an instant, by the fire of the Lord's Name. || 1 || Pause || Sexual desire, anger and slander are gone; in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I have beaten them and driven them out.


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The Gurmukh is successful in this priceless human life; he shall not lose it in the gamble ever again. || 1 || Twenty-four hours a day, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and contemplate the Perfect Word of the Shabad. Servant Nanak is the slave of Your slaves; over and over again, he bows in humble reverence to You. || 2 || 89 || 112 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: This Holy Book is the home of the Transcendent Lord God. Whoever sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, has the perfect knowledge of God. || 1 || Pause || The Siddhas and seekers and all the silent sages long for the Lord, but those who meditate on Him are rare. That person, unto whom my Lord and Master is merciful - all his tasks are perfectly accomplished. || 1 || One whose heart is filled with the Lord, the Destroyer of fear, knows the whole world. May I never forget You, even for an instant, O my Creator Lord; Nanak begs for this blessing. || 2 || 90 || 113 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The rain has fallen everywhere. Singing the Lord's Praises with ecstasy and bliss, the Perfect Lord is revealed. || 1 || Pause || On all four sides and in the ten directions, the Lord is an ocean. There is no place where He does not exist. O Perfect Lord God, Ocean of Mercy, You bless all with the gift of the soul. || 1 || True, True, True is my Lord and Master; True is the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. True are those humble beings, within whom faith wells up; O Nanak, they are not deluded by doubt. || 2 || 91 || 114 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O Dear Lord of the Universe, You are the Support of my breath of life. You are my Best Friend and Companion, my Help and Support; You are my family. || 1 || Pause || You placed Your Hand on my forehead; in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I sing Your Glorious Praises. By Your Grace, I have obtained all fruits and rewards; I meditate on the Lord's Name with delight. || 1 || The True Guru has laid the eternal foundation; it shall never be shaken. Guru Nanak has become merciful to me, and I have been blessed with the treasure of absolute peace. || 2 || 92 || 115 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Only the true merchandise of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, stays with you. Sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, the treasure of wealth, and earn your profit; in the midst of corruption, remain untouched. || 1 || Pause || All beings and creatures find contentment, meditating on their God. The priceless jewel of infinite worth, this human life, is won, and they are not consigned to reincarnation ever again. || 1 || When the Lord of the Universe shows His kindness and compassion, the mortal finds the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, Nanak has found the wealth of the Lotus Feet of the Lord; he is imbued with the Love of God. || 2 || 93 || 116 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O mother, I am wonder-struck, gazing upon the Lord. My mind is enticed by the unstruck celestial melody; its flavor is amazing! || 1 || Pause || He is my Mother, Father and Relative. My mind delights in the Lord. Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, all my illusions are dispelled. || 1 || I am lovingly attached to His Lotus Feet; my doubt and fear are totally consumed. Servant Nanak has taken the Support of the One Lord.


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He shall not wander in reincarnation ever again. || 2 || 94 || 117 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O mother, I am totally intoxicated with the Lord's Feet. I know of none other than the Lord. I have totally burnt off my sense of duality. || 1 || Pause || To abandon the Lord of the World, and become involved with anything else, is to fall into the pit of corruption. My mind is enticed, thirsty for the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. He has lifted me up and out of hell. || 1 || By the Grace of the Saints, I have met the Lord, the Giver of peace; the noise of egotism has been stilled. Slave Nanak is imbued with the Love of the Lord; the forests of his mind and body have blossomed forth. || 2 || 95 || 118 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The false dealings are finished. Join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and meditate, vibrate on the Lord. This is the most excellent thing in the world. || 1 || Pause || Here and hereafter, you shall never waver; enshrine the Naam, the Name of the Lord, within your heart. The boat of the Guru's Feet is found by great good fortune; it shall carry you across the world-ocean. || 1 || Pause || The Infinite Lord is totally permeating and pervading the water, the land and the sky. Drink in the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord's Name; O Nanak, all other tastes are bitter. || 2 || 96 || 119 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: You whine and cry - you are intoxicated with the great corruption of attachment and pride, but you do not remember the Lord in meditation. || 1 || Pause || Those who meditate on the Lord in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy - the guilt of their minstakes is burnt away. Fruitful is the body, and blessed is the birth of those who merge with God. || 1 || The four great blessings, and the eighteen supernatural spiritual powers - above all these are the Holy Saints. Slave Nanak longs for the dust of the feet of the humble; attached to the hem of His robe, he is saved. || 2 || 97 || 120 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord's humble servants yearn for the Lord's Name. In thought, word and deed, they long for this peace, to gaze with their eyes upon the Blessed Vision of God's Darshan. || 1 || Pause || You are Endless, O God, my Supreme Lord and Master; Your state cannot be known. My mind is pierced through by the Love of Your Lotus Feet; this is everything to me - I enshrine it deep within my being. || 1 || In the Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees, the humble and the Holy chant this Bani with their tongues. Chanting the Lord's Name, O Nanak, I am emancipated; other teachings of duality are useless. || 2 || 98 || 121 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: A fly! You are just a fly, created by the Lord. Wherever it stinks, you land there; you suck in the most toxic stench. || 1 || Pause || You don't stay put anywhere; I have seen this with my eyes. You have not spared anyone, except the Saints - the Saints are on the side of the Lord of the Universe. || 1 || You have enticed all beings and creatures; no one knows You, except the Saints. Slave Nanak is imbued with the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. Focusing his consciousness on the Word of the Shabad, he realizes the Presence of the True Lord. || 2 || 99 || 122 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O mother, the noose of Death has been cut away. Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, I have found total peace. I remain unattached in the midst of my household.


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|| 1 || Pause || Granting His Grace, He has made me His Own. The thirst for the Blessed Vision of His Darshan wells up within me. Joining the Society of the Saints, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord; I have given up other hopes. || 1 || The Saint has pulled me out of the utterly desolate wilderness, and shown me the path. Gazing upon His Darshan, all sins are taken away; Nanak is blessed with the jewel of the Lord. || 2 || 100 || 123 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O mother, I am involved with the Love of the Lord; I am intoxicated with it. My mind has such a longing and thirst for the Blessed Vision, the Darshan of my Beauteous Lord. No one can break this. || 1 || Pause || The Lord is my breath of life, honor, spouse, parent, child, relative, wealth - everything. Cursed is this body of bones, this pile of maggots and manure, if it knows any other than the Lord. || 1 || The Destroyer of the pains of the poor has become merciful to me, by the power of the karma of my past actions. Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of God, the Treasure, the Ocean of Mercy; my subservience to others is past. || 2 || 101 || 124 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord's melody is noble and sublime. The Lotus Feet of my Lord and Master are incomparably beautiful. Meditating on them, one becomes Holy. || 1 || Pause || Just by thinking of the Darshan, the Blessed Vision of the Lord of the World, the dirty residues of sins are washed away. The Lord cuts down and weeds out the corruption of the cycle of birth and death. || 1 || How rare is that person who has such pre-ordained destiny, to find the Lord. Chanting the Glorious Praises of the Creator, the Lord of the Universe - O Nanak, this is Truth. || 2 || 102 || 125 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: The intellect of one who dwells on the Name of the Lord is excellent. One who forgets the Lord and becomes involved with some other - all his showy pretensions are false. || 1 || Pause || Meditate, vibrate on our Lord and Master in the Company of the Holy, and your sins shall be eradicated. When the Lord's Lotus Feet abide within the heart, the mortal is never again caught in the cycle of death and birth. || 1 || He showers us with His kindness and compassion; He saves and protects those who take the Support of the Naam, the Name of the One Lord. Meditating in remembrance on Him, day and night, O Nanak, your face shall be radiant in the Court of the Lord. || 2 || 103 || 126 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Honored - you shall be honored in the Court of the Lord. Join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord; your egotistical pride will be totally dispelled. || 1 || Pause || Showering His kindness and compassion, He shall make you His Own. As Gurmukh, your spiritual wisdom shall be perfect. All peace and all sorts of ecstasy are obtained, by meditating on the Darshan, the Blessed Vision of my Lord and Master. || 1 || She who dwells close to her Lord is always the pure, happy soul-bride; she is famous in the ten directions. She is imbued with the Love of her Loving Beloved Lord; Nanak is a sacrifice to her. || 2 || 104 || 127 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: O Lord, I take the Support of Your Lotus Feet. You are my Best Friend and Companion; I am with You. You are our Protector, O Lord of the Universe. || 1 || Pause || You are mine, and I am Yours; here and hereafter, You are my Saving Grace. You are Endess and Infinite, O my Lord and Master; by Guru's Grace, a few understand. || 1 || Without being spoken, without being told, You know all, O Searcher of hearts.


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One whom God unites with Himself, O Nanak, that humble being is honored in the Court of the Lord. || 2 || 105 || 128 ||

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

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

Meditate, vibrate on the Lord; other actions are corrupt. Pride, attachment and desire are not quenched; the world is in the grip of death. || 1 || Pause || Eating, drinking, laughing and sleeping, life passes uselessly. The mortal wanders in reincarnation, burning in the hellish environment of the womb; in the end, he is destroyed by death. || 1 || He practices fraud, cruelty and slander against others; he sins, and washes his hands. Without the True Guru, he has no understanding; he is lost in the utter darkness of anger and attachment. || 2 || He takes the intoxicating drugs of cruelty and corruption, and is plundered. He is not conscious of the Creator Lord God. The Lord of the Universe is hidden and unattached. The mortal is like a wild elephant, intoxicated with the wine of egotism. || 3 || In His Mercy, God saves His Saints; they have the Support of His Lotus Feet. With his palms pressed together, Nanak has come to the Sanctuary of the Primal Being, the Infinite Lord God. || 4 || 1 || 129 ||

SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL, SIXTH HOUSE, PARTAAL:

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

Chant His Sublime Word and His Priceless Glories. Why are you indulding in corrupt actions? Look at this, see and understand! Meditate on the Word of the Guru's Shabad, and attain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence. Imbued with the Love of the Lord, you shall totally play with Him. || 1 || Pause || The world is a dream. Its expanse is false. O my companion, why are you so enticed by the Enticer? Enshrine the Love of Your Beloved within your heart. || 1 || He is total love and affection. God is always merciful. Others - why are you involved with others? Remain involved with the Lord.When you join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, says Nanak, meditate on the Lord. Now, your association with death is ended. || 2 || 1 || 130 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: You may make donations of gold, and give away land in charity and purify your mind in various ways, but none of this is equal to the Lord's Name. Remain attached to the Lord's Lotus Feet. || 1 || Pause || You may recite the four Vedas with your tongue, and listen to the eighteen Puraanas and the six Shaastras with your ears, but these are not equal to the celestial melody of the Naam, the Name of the Lord of the Universe. Remain attached to the Lord's Lotus Feet. || 1 || You may observe fasts, and say your prayers, purify yourself and do good deeds; you may go on pilgrimages everywhere and eat nothing at all. You may cook your food without touching anyone; you may make a great show of cleansing techniques, and burn incense and devotional lamps, but none of these are equal to the Lord's Name. O Merciful Lord, please hear the prayer of the meek and the poor. Please grant me the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, that I may see You with my eyes. The Naam is so sweet to servant Nanak. || 2 || 2 || 131 || SAARANG, FIFTH MEHL: Meditate on the Lord, Raam, Raam, Raam.

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