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RAAG MALAAR, 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:

Eating, drinking, laughing and sleeping, the mortal forgets about dying. Forgetting his Lord and Master, the mortal is ruined, and his life is cursed. He cannot remain forever. || 1 || O mortal, meditate on the One Lord. You shall go to your true home with honor. || 1 Pause || Those who serve You - what can they give You? They beg for and receive what cannot remain. You are the Great Giver of all souls; You are the Life within all living beings. || 2 || The Gurmukhs meditate, and receive the Ambrosial Nectar; thus they become pure. Day and night, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord, O mortal. It makes the filthy immacuate. || 3 || As is the season, so is the comfort of the body, and so is the body itself. O Nanak, that season is beautiful; without the Name, what season is it? || 4 || 1 || MALAAR, FIRST MEHL: I offer prayers to my Beloved Guru, that He may unite me with my Husband Lord. I hear the thunder in the clouds, and my mind is cooled and soothed; imbued with the Love of my Dear Beloved, I sing His Glorious Praises. || 1 || The rain pours down, and my mind is drenched with His Love. The drop of Ambrosial Nectar pleases my heart; the Guru has fascinated my mind, which is drenched in the sublime essence of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || With intuitive peace and poise, the soul-bride is loved by her Husband Lord; her mind is pleased and appeased by the Guru's Teachings. She is the happy soul-bride of her Husband Lord; her mind and body are filled with joy by His Love. || 2 || Discarding her demerits, she becomes detached; with the Lord as her Husband, her marriage is eternal. She never suffers separation or sorrow; her Lord God showers her with His Grace. || 3 || Her mind is steady and stable; she does not come and go in reincarnation. She takes the Shelter of the Perfect Guru. O Nanak, as Gurmukh, chant the Naam; you shall be accepted as the true soul-bride of the Lord. || 4 || 2 || MALAAR, FIRST MEHL: They pretend to understand the Truth, but they are not satisfied by the Naam; they waste their lives in egotism.


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Caught in slander and attachment to the wealth and women of others, they eat poison and suffer in pain. They think about the Shabad, but they are not released from their fear and fraud; the minds and mouths are filled with Maya, Maya. Loading the heavy and crushing load, they die, only to be reborn, and waste their lives again. || 1 || The Word of the Shabad is so very beautiful; it is pleasing to my mind. The mortal wanders lost in reincarnation, wearing various robes and clothes; when he is saved and protected by the Guru, then he finds the Truth. || 1 || Pause || He does not try to wash away his angry passions by bathing at sacred shrines. He does not love the Name of the Lord. He abandons and discards the priceless jewel, and he goes back from where he came. And so he becomes a maggot in manure, and in that, he is absorbed. The more he tastes, the more he is diseased; without the Guru, there is no peace and poise. || 2 || Focusing my awareness on selfless service, I joyfully sing His Praises. As Gurmukh, I contemplate spiritual wisdom. The seeker comes forth, and the debater dies down; I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to the Guru, the Creator Lord. I am low and wretched, with shallow and false understanding; You embellish and exalt me through the Word of Your Shabad. And wherever there is self-realization, You are there; O True Lord Savior, You save us and carry us across. || 3 || Where should I sit to chant Your Praises; which of Your Infinite Praises should I chant? The Unknown cannot be known; O Inaccessible, Unborn Lord God, You are the Lord and Master of masters. How can I compare You to anyone else I see? All are beggars - You are the Great Giver. Lacking devotion, Nanak looks to Your Door; please bless him with Your One Name, that he may enshrine it in his heart. || 4 || 3 || MALAAR, FIRST MEHL: The soul-bride who has not known delight with her Husband Lord, shall weep and wail with a wretched face. She becomes hopeless, caught in the noose of her own karma; without the Guru, she wanders deluded by doubt. || 1 || So rain down, O clouds. My Husband Lord has come home. I am a sacrifice to my Guru, who has led me to meet my Lord God. || 1 || Pause || My love, my Lord and Master is forever fresh; I am embellished with devotional worship night and day. I am liberated, gazing on the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan. Devotional worship has made me glorious and exalted throughout the ages. || 2 || I am Yours; the three worlds are Yours as well. You are mine, and I am Yours. Meeting with the True Guru, I have found the Immaculate Lord; I shall not be consigned to this terrifying world-ocean ever again. || 3 || If the soul-bride is filled with delight on seeing her Husband Lord, then her decorations are true. With the Immaculate Celestial Lord, she becomes the truest of the true. Following the Guru's Teachings, she leans on the Support of the Naam. || 4 || She is liberated; the Guru has untied her bonds. Focusing her awareness on the Shabad, she attains honor. O Nanak, the Lord's Name is deep within her heart; as Gurmukh, she is united in His Union. || 5 || 4 || FIRST MEHL, MALAAR: Others' wives, others' wealth, greed, egotism, corruption and poison; evil passions, slander of others, sexual desire and anger - give up all these. || 1 || The Inaccessible, Infinite Lord is sitting in His Mansion.


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That humble being, whose conduct is in harmony with the jewel of the Guru's Shabad, obtains the Ambrosial Nectar. || 1 || Pause || He sees pleasure and pain as both the same, along with good and bad in the world. Wisdom, understanding and awareness are found in the Name of the Lord. In the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, embrace love for the Guru. || 2 || Day and night, profit is obtained through the Lord's Name. The Guru, the Giver, has given this gift. That Sikh who becomes Gurmukh obtains it. The Creator blesses him with His Glance of Grace. || 3 || The body is a mansion, a temple, the home of the Lord; He has infused His Infinite Light into it. O Nanak, the Gurmukh is invited to the Mansion of the Lord's Presence; the Lord unites him in His Union. || 4 || 5 ||

MALAAR, FIRST MEHL, SECOND HOUSE:

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

Know that the creation was formed through air and water; have no doubt that the body was made through fire. And if you know where the soul comes from, you shall be known as a wise religious scholar. || 1 || Who can know the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe, O mother? Without seeing Him, we cannot say anything about Him. How can anyone speak and describe Him, O mother? || 1 || Pause || He is high above the sky, and beneath the nether worlds. How can I speak of Him? Let me understand. Who knows what sort of Name is chanted, in the heart, without the tongue? || 2 || Undoubtedly, words fail me. He alone understands, who is blessed. Day and night, deep within, he remains lovingly attuned to the Lord. He is the true person, who is merged in the True Lord. || 3 || If someone of high social standing becomes a selfless servant, then his praises cannot even be expressed. And if someone from a low social class becomes a selfless servant, O Nanak, he shall wear shoes of honor. || 4 || 1 || 6 || MALAAR, FIRST MEHL: The pain of separation - this is the hungry pain I feel. Another pain is the attack of the Messenger of Death. Another pain is the disease consuming my body. O foolish doctor, don't give me medicine. || 1 || O foolish doctor, don't give me medicine. The pain persists, and the body continues to suffer. Your medicine has no effect on me. || 1 || Pause || Forgetting his Lord and Master, the mortal enjoys sensual pleasures; then, disease rises up in his body. The blind mortal receives his punishment. O foolish doctor, don't give me medicine. || 2 || The value of sandalwood lies in its fragrance. The value of the human lasts only as long as the breath in the body. When the breath is taken away, the body crumbles into dust. After that, no one takes any food. || 3 || The mortal's body is golden, and the soul-swan is immaculate and pure, if even a tiny particle of the Immaculate Naam is within. All pain and disease are eradicated. O Nanak, the mortal is saved through the True Name. || 4 || 2 || 7 || MALAAR, FIRST MEHL: Pain is the poison. The Lord's Name is the antidote.


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Grind it up in the mortar of contentment, with the pestle of charitable giving. Take it each and every day, and your body shall not waste away. At the very last instant, you shall strike down the Messenger of Death. || 1 || So take such medicine, O fool, by which your corruption shall be taken away. || 1 || Pause || Power, wealth and youth are all just shadows, as are the vehicles you see moving around. Neither your body, nor your fame, nor your social status shall go along with you. In the next world it is day, while here, it is all night. || 2 || Let your taste for pleasures be the firewood, let your greed be the ghee, and your sexual desire and anger the cooking oil; burn them in the fire. Some make burnt offerings, hold sacred feasts, and read the Puraanas. Whatever pleases God is acceptable. || 3 || Intense meditation is the paper, and Your Name is the insignia. Those for whom this treasure is ordered, look wealthy when they reach their true home. O Nanak, blessed is that mother who gave birth to them. || 4 || 3 || 8 || MALAAR, FIRST MEHL: You wear white clothes, and speak sweet words. Your nose is sharp, and your eyes are black. Have you ever seen your Lord and Master, O sister? || 1 || O my All-powerful Lord and Master, by Your power, I fly and soar, and ascend to the heavens. I see Him in the water, on the land, in the mountains, on the river-banks, in all places and interspaces, O brother. || 2 || He fashioned the body, and gave it wings; He gave it great thirst and desire to fly. When He bestows His Glance of Grace, I am comforted and consoled. As He makes me see, so do I see, O brother. || 3 || Neither this body, nor its wings, shall go to the world hereafter. It is a fusion of air, water and fire. O Nanak, if it is in the mortal's karma, then he meditates on the Lord, with the Guru as his Spiritual Teacher. This body is absorbed in the Truth. || 4 || 4 || 9 ||

MALAAR, THIRD MEHL, CHAU-PADAS, FIRST HOUSE:

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

The Formless Lord is formed by Himself. He Himself deludes in doubt. Creating the Creation, the Creator Himself beholds it; He enjoins us as He pleases. This is the true greatness of His servant, that he obeys the Hukam of the Lord's Command. || 1 || Only He Himself knows His Will. By Guru's Grace, it is grasped. When this play of Shiva and Shakti comes to his home, he remains dead while yet alive. || 1 || Pause || They read the Vedas, and read them again, and engage in arguments about Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. This three-phased Maya has deluded the whole world into cynicism about death and birth. By Guru's Grace, know the One Lord, and the anxiety of your mind will be allayed. || 2 || I am meek, foolish and thoughtless, but still, You take care of me. Please be kind to me, and make me the slave of Your slaves, so that I may serve You. Please bless me with the treasure of the One Name, that I may chant it, day and night. || 3 || Says Nanak, by Guru's Grace, understand. Hardly anyone considers this. Like foam bubbling up on the surface of the water, so is this world.


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It shall eventually merge back into that from which it came, and all its expanse shall be gone. || 4 || 1 || MALAAR, THIRD MEHL: Those who realize the Hukam of the Lord's Command are united with Him; through the Word of His Shabad, their egotism is burnt away. They perform true devotional worship day and night; they remain lovingly attuned to the True Lord. They gaze on their True Lord forever, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, with loving ease. || 1 || O mortal, accept His Will and find peace. God is pleased by the Pleasure of His Own Will. Whomever He forgives, meets no obstacles on the way. || 1 || Pause || Under the influence of the three gunas, the three dispositions, the mind wanders everywhere, without love or devotion to the Lord. No one is ever saved or liberated, by doing deeds in ego. Whatever our Lord and Master wills, comes to pass. People wander according to their past actions. || 2 || Meeting with the True Guru, the mind is overpowered; the Lord's Name comes to abide in the mind. The value of such a person cannot be estimated; nothing at all can be said about him. He comes to dwell in the fourth state; he remains merged in the True Lord. || 3 || My Lord God is Inaccessible and Unfathomable. His value cannot be expressed. By Guru's Grace, he comes to understand, and live the Shabad. O Nanak, praise the Naam, the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; you shall be honored in the Court of the Lord. || 4 || 2 || MALAAR, THIRD MEHL: Rare is that person who, as Gurmukh, understands; the Lord has bestowed His Glance of Grace. There is no Giver except the Guru. He grants His Grace and forgives. Meeting the Guru, peace and tranquility well up; chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord, day and night. || 1 || O my mind, meditate on the Ambrosial Name of the Lord. Meeting with the True Guru and the Primal Being, the Name is obtained, and one remains forever absorbed in the Lord's Name. || 1 || Pause || The self-willed manmukhs are forever separated from the Lord; no one is with them. They are stricken with the great disease of egotism; they are hit on the head by the Messenger of Death. Those who follow the Guru's Teachings are never separated from the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation. They dwell on the Naam, night and day. || 2 || You are the One and Only Creator of all. You continually create, watch over and contemplate. Some are Gurmukh - You unite them with Yourself. You bless then with the treasure of devotion. You Yourself know everything. Unto whom should I complain? || 3 || The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is Ambrosial Nectar. By the Lord's Grace, it is obtained. OChanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, night and day, the intuitive peace and poise of the Guru is obtained. O Nanak, the Naam is the greatest treasure. Focus your consciousness on the Naam. || 4 || 3 || MALAAR, THIRD MEHL: I praise the Guru, the Giver of peace, forever. He truly is the Lord God. By Guru's Grace, I have obtained the supreme status. His glorious greatness is glorious! One who sings the Glorious Praises of the True Lord, merges in the True Lord. || 1 || O mortal, contemplate the Guru's Word in your heart. Abandon your false family, poisonous egotism and desire; remember in your heart, that you will have to leave. || 1 || Pause || The True Guru is the Giver of the Lord's Name. There is no other giver at all.


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Bestowing the gift of the soul, He satisfies the mortal beings, and merges them in the True Name. Night and day, they ravish and enjoy the Lord within the heart; they are intuitively absorbed in Samaadhi. || 2 || The Shabad, the Word of the True Guru, has pierced my mind. The True Word of His Bani permeates my heart. My God is Unseen; He cannot be seen. The Gurmukh speaks the Unspoken. When the Giver of peace grants His Grace, the mortal being meditates on the Lord, the Life of the Universe. || 3 || He does not come and go in renicarnation any longer; the Gurmukh meditates intuitively. From the mind, the mind merges into our Lord and Master; the mind is absorbed into the Mind. In truth, the True Lord is pleased with truth; eradicate egotism from within yourself. || 4 || Our One and Only Lord and Master dwells within the mind; there is no other at all. The One Name is Sweet Ambrosial Nectar; it is Immaculate Truth in the world. O Nanak, the Name of God is obtained, by those who are so predestined. || 5 || 4 || MALAAR, THIRD MEHL: All the heavenly heralds and celestial singers are saved through the Naam, the Name of the Lord. They contemplate the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Subduing their ego, the Name abides in their minds; they keep the Lord enshrined in their hearts. He alone understands, whom the Lord causes to understand; the Lord unites him with Himself. Night and day, he sings the Word of the Shabad and the Guru's Bani; he remains lovingly attuned to the True Lord. || 1 || O my mind, each and every moment, dwell on the Naam. The Shabad is the Guru's Gift. It shall bring you lasting peace deep within; it shall always stand by you. || 1 || Pause || The self-willed manmukhs never give up their hypocrisy; in the love of duality, they suffer in pain. Forgetting the Naam, their minds are imbued with corruption. They waste away their lives uselessly. This opportunity shall not come into their hands again; night and day, they shall always regret and repent. They die and die again and again, only to be reborn, but they never understand. They rot away in manure. || 2 || The Gurmukhs are imbued with the Naam, and are saved; they contemplate the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Meditating on the Name of the Lord, they are Jivan-mukta, liberated while yet alive. They enshrine the Lord within their hearts. Their minds and bodies are immaculate, their intellect is immaculate and sublime. Their speech is sublime as well. They realize the One Primal Being, the One Lord God. There is no other at all. || 3 || God Himself is the Doer, and He Himself is the Cause of causes. He Himself bestows His Glance of Grace. My mind and body are imbued with the Word of the Guru's Bani. My consciousness is immersed in His service. The Unseen and Inscrutable Lord dwells deep within. He is seen only by the Gurmukh. O Nanak, He gives to whomever He pleases. According to the Pleasure of His Will, He leads the mortals on. || 4 || 5 || MALAAR, THIRD MEHL, DU-TUKAS: Through the True Guru, the mortal obtains the special place, the Mansion of the Lord's Presence in his own home. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, his egotistical pride is dispelled. || 1 || Those who have the Naam inscribed on their foreheads, meditate on the Naam night and day, forever and ever. They are honored in the True Court of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || From the True Guru, they learn the ways and means of the mind.


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Night and day, they focus their meditation on the Lord forever. Imbued with the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they remain forever detached. They are honored in the True Court of the Lord. || 2 || This mind plays, subject to the Lord's Will; in an instant, it wanders out in the ten directions and returns home again. When the True Lord God Himself bestows His Glance of Grace, then this mind is instantly brought under control by the Gurmukh. || 3 || The mortal comes to know the ways and means of the mind, realizing and contemplating the Shabad. O Nanak, meditate forever on the Naam, and cross over the terrifying world-ocean. || 4 || 6 || MALAAR, THIRD MEHL: Soul, body and breath of life are all His; He is permeating and pervading each and every heart. Except the One Lord, I do not know any other at all. The True Guru has revealed this to me. || 1 || O my mind, remain lovingly attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, I meditate on the Lord, the Unseen, Unfathomable and Infinite Creator. || 1 || Pause || Mind and body are pleased, lovingly attuned to the One Lord, intuitively absorbed in peace and poise. By Guru's Grace, doubt and fear are dispelled, being lovingly attuned to the One Name. || 2 || When the mortal follows the Guru's Teachings, and lives the Truth, then he attains the state of emancipation. Among millions, how rare is that one who understands, and is lovingly attuned to the Name of the Lord. || 3 || Wherever I look, there I see the One. This understanding has come through the Guru's Teachings. I place my mind, body and breath of life in offering before Him; O Nanak, self-conceit is gone. || 4 || 7 || MALAAR, THIRD MEHL: My True Lord God, the Eradicator of suffering, is found through the Word of the Shabad. Imbued with devotional worship, the mortal remains forever detached. He is honored in the True Court of the Lord. || 1 || O mind, remain absorbed in the Mind. The mind of the Gurmukh is pleased with the Lord's Name, lovingly attuned to the Lord. || 1 || Pause || My God is totally Inaccessible and Unfathomable; through the Guru's Teachings, He is understood. True self-discipline rests in singing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises, lovingly attuned to the Lord. || 2 || He Himself is the Shabad, and He Himself is the True Teachings; He merges our light into the Light. The breath vibrates through this frail body; the Gurmukh obtains the ambrosial nectar. || 3 || He Himself fashions, and He Himself links us to our tasks; the True Lord is pervading everywhere. O Nanak, without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, no one is anything. Through the Naam,we are blessed with glory. || 4 || 8 || MALAAR, THIRD MEHL: The mortal is enticed by the poison of corruption, burdened with such a heavy load. The Lord has placed the magic spell of the Shabad into his mouth, and destroyed the poison of ego. || 1 || O mortal, egotism and attachment are such heavy loads of pain. This terrifying world-ocean cannot be crossed; through the Lord's Name, the Gurmukh crosses over to the other side. || 1 || Pause || Attachment to the three-phased show of Maya pervades all the created forms. In the Sat Sangat, the Society of the Saints, the state of supreme awareness is attained. The Merciful Lord carries us across. || 2 || The smell of sandalwood is so sublime; its fragrance spreads out far and wide.


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The lifestyle of the Lord's humble servant is exalted and sublime. He spreads the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises throughout the world. || 3 || O my Lord and Master, please be merciful, merciful to me, that I may enshrine the Lord, Har, Har, Har, within my heart. Nanak has found the Perfect True Guru; in his mind, he chants the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 9 ||

MALAAR, THIRD MEHL, SECOND HOUSE:

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

Is this mind a householder, or is this mind a detached renunciate? Is this mind beyond social class, eternal and unchanging? || 1 || Is this mind fickle, or is this mind detached? How has this mind been gripped by possessiveness? || 1 || O Pandit, O religious scholar, reflect on this in your mind. Why do you read so many other things, and carry such a heavy load? || 1 || Pause || The Creator has attached it to Maya and possessiveness. Enforcing His Order, He created the world. By Guru's Grace, understand this, O Siblings of Destiny. Remain forever in the Sanctuary of the Lord. || 2 || He alone is a Pandit, who sheds the load of the three qualities. Night and day, he chants the Name of the One Lord. He accepts the Teachings of the True Guru. He offers his head to the True Guru. He remains forever unattached in the state of Nirvaanaa. Such a Pandit is accepted in the Court of the Lord. || 3 || He preaches that the One Lord is within all beings. As he sees the One Lord, he knows the One Lord. That person, whom the Lord forgives, is united with Him. He finds eternal peace, here and hereafter. || 4 || Says Nanak, what can anyone do? He alone is liberated, whom the Lord blesses with His Grace. Night and day, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. Then, he no longer bothers with the proclamations of the Shaastras or the Vedas. || 5 || 1 || 10 || MALAAR, THIRD MEHL: The self-willed manmukhs wander lost in reincarnation, confused and deluded by doubt. The Messenger of Death constantly beats them and disgraces them. Serving the True Guru, the mortal's subservience to Death is ended. He meets the Lord God, and enters the Mansion of His Presence. || 1 || O mortal, as Gurmukh, meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. In duality, you are ruining and wasting this priceless human life. You trade it away in exchange for a shell. || 1 || Pause || The Gurmukh falls in love with the Lord, by His Grace. He enshrines loving devotion to the Lord, Har, Har, deep within his heart. The Word of the Shabad carries him across the terrifying world-ocean. He appears true in the True Court of the Lord. || 2 || Performing all sorts of rituals, they do not find the True Guru. Without the Guru, so many wander lost and confused in Maya. Egotism, possessiveness and attachment rise up and increase within them. In the love of dualty, the self-willed manmukhs suffer in pain. || 3 || The Creator Himself is Inaccessible and Infinite. Chant the Word of the Guru's Shabad, and earn the true profit. The Lord is Independent, Ever-present, here and now.


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O Nanak, the Gurmukh merges in the Naam. || 4 || 2 || 11 || MALAAR, THIRD MEHL: Those who are attached to the Guru's Teachings, are Jivan-mukta, liberated while yet alive. They remain forever awake and aware night and day, in devotional worship of the Lord. They serve the True Guru, and eradicate their self-conceit. I fall at the feet of such humble beings. || 1 || Constantly singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, I live. The Word of the Guru's Shabad is such totally sweet elixir. Through the Name of the Lord, I have attained the state of liberation. || 1 || Pause || Attachment to Maya leads to the darkness of ignorance. The self-willed manukhs are attached, foolish and ignorant. Night and day, their lives pass away in worldly entanglements. They die and die again and again, only to be reborn and receive their punishment. || 2 || The Gurmukh is lovingly attuned to the Name of the Lord. He does not cling to false greed. Whatever he does, he does with intuitive poise. He drinks in the sublime essence of the Lord; his tongue delights in its flavor. || 3 || Among millions, hardly any understand. The Lord Himself forgives, and bestows His glorious greatness. Whoever meets with the Primal Lord God, shall never be separated again. Nanak is absorbed in the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 4 || 3 || 12 || MALAAR, THIRD MEHL: Everyone speaks the Name of the Lord with the tongue. But only by serving the True Guru does the mortal receive the Name. His bonds are shattered, and he stays in the house of liberation. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, he sits in the eternal, unchanging house. || 1 || O my mind, why are you angry? In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Lord's Name is the source of profit. Contemplate and appreciate the Guru's Teachings within your heart, night and day. || 1 || Pause || Each and every instant, the sparrow-hawk cries and calls. Without seeing her Beloved, she does not sleep at all. She cannot endure this separation. When she meets the True Guru, then she intuitively meets her Beloved. || 2 || Lacking the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the mortal suffers and dies. He is burnt in the fire of desire, and his hunger does not depart. Without good destiny, he cannot find the Naam. He performs all sorts of rituals until he is exhausted. || 3 || The mortal thinks about the Vedic teachings of the three gunas, the three dispositions. He deals in corruption, filth and vice. He dies, only to be reborn; he is ruined over and over again. The Gurmukh enshrines the glory of the supreme state of celestial peace. || 4 || One who has faith in the Guru - everyone has faith in him. Through the Guru's Word, the mind is cooled and soothed. Throughout the four ages, that humble being is known to be pure. O Nanak, that Gurmukh is so rare. || 5 || 4 || 13 || 9 || 13 || 22 ||

RAAG MALAAR, FOURTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE, CHAU-PADAS:

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

Night and day, I meditate on the Lord, Har, Har, within my heart; through the Guru's Teachings, my pain is forgotten. The chains of all my hopes and desires have been snapped; my Lord God has showered me with His Mercy. || 1 || My eyes gaze eternally on the Lord, Har, Har. Gazing on the True Guru, my mind blossoms forth.


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I have met with the Lord, the Lord of the World. || 1 || Pause || One who forgets such a Name of the Lord, Har, Har - his family is dishonored. His family is sterile and barren, and his mother is made a widow. || 2 || O Lord, let me meet the Holy Guru, who night and day keep the Lord enshrined in his heart. Seeing the Guru, the GurSikh blossoms forth, like the child seeing his mother. || 3 || The soul-bride and the Husband Lord live together as one, but the hard wall of egotism has come between them. The Perfect Guru demolishes the wall of egotism; servant Nanak has met the Lord, the Lord of the World. || 4 || 1 || MALAAR, FOURTH MEHL: The Ganges, the Jamunaa, the Godaavari and the Saraswati - these rivers strive for the dust of the feet of the Holy. Overflowing with the filthy residues of their sins, the mortals take cleansing baths in them; the rivers' pollution is washed away by the dust of the feet of the Holy. || 1 || Instead of bathing at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage, take your cleansing bath in the Name. When the dust of the feet of the Sat Sangat rises up into the eyes, all filthy evil-mindedness is removed. || 1 || Pause || Bhaageerat'h the penitent brought the Ganges down, and Shiva established Kaydaar. Krishna grazed cows in Kaashi; through the humble servant of the Lord, these places became famous. || 2 || And all the sacred shrines of pilgrimage established by the gods, long for the dust of the feet of the Holy. Meeting with the Lord's Saint, the Holy Guru, I apply the dust of His feet to my face. || 3 || And all the creatures of Your Universe, O my Lord and Master, long for the dust of the feet of the Holy. O Nanak, one who has such destiny inscribed on his forehead, is blessed with the dust of the feet of the Holy; the Lord carries him across. || 4 || 2 || MALAAR, FOURTH MEHL: The Lord seems sweet to that humble being who is blessed by the Grace of the Lord. His hunger and pain are totally taken away; he chants the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Meditating on the Lord, Har, Har, Har, the mortal is emancipated. One who listens to the Guru's Teachings and meditates on them, is carried across the terrifying world-ocean. || 1 || Pause || I am the slave of that humble being, who is blessed by the Grace of the Lord, Har, Har. Meeting with the Lord's humble servant, peace is obtained; all the pollution and filth of evil-mindedness is washed away. || 2 || The humble servant of the Lord feels hunger only for the Lord. He is satisfied only when he chants the Lord's Glories. The humble servant of the Lord is a fish in the Water of the Lord. Forgetting the Lord, he would dry up and die. || 3 || He alone knows this love, who enshrines it within his mind. Servant Nanak gazes upon the Lord and is at peace; The hunger of his body is totally satisfied. || 4 || 3 || MALAAR, FOURTH MEHL: All the beings and creatures which God has created - on their foreheds, He has written their destiny. The Lord blesses His humble servant with glorious greatness. The Lord enjoins him to his tasks. || 1 || The True Guru implants the Naam, the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, within.


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Chant the Name of the Lord, O Sikhs of the Guru, O my Siblings of Destiny. Only the Lord will carry you across the terrifying world-ocean. || 1 || Pause || That humble being who worships, adores and serves the Guru is pleasing to my Lord God. To worship and adore the True Guru is to serve the Lord. In His Mercy, He saves us and carries us across. || 2 || The ignorant and the blind wander deluded by doubt; deluded and confused, they pick flowers to offer to their idols. They worship lifeless stones and serve the tombs of the dead; all their efforts are useless. || 3 || He alone is said to be the True Guru, who realizes God, and proclaims the Sermon of the Lord, Har, Har. Offer the Guru sacred foods, clothes, silk and satin robes of all sorts; know that He is True. The merits of this shall never leave you lacking. || 4 || The Divine True Guru is the Embodiment, the Image of the Lord; He utters the Ambrosial Word. O Nanak, blessed and good is the destiny of that humble being, who focuses his consciousness on the Feet of the Lord. || 5 || 4 || MALAAR, FOURTH MEHL: Those whose hearts are filled with my True Guru - those Saints are good and noble in every way. Seeing them, my mind blossoms forth in bliss; I am forever a sacrifice to them. || 1 || O spiritual teacher, chant the Name of the Lord, day and night. All hunger and thirst are satisfied, for those who partake of the sublime essence of the Lord, through the Guru's Teachings. || 1 || Pause || The slaves of the Lord are our Holy companions. Meeting with them, doubt is taken away. As the swan separates the milk from the water, the Holy Saint removes the fire of egotism from the body. || 2 || Those who do not love the Lord in their hearts are deceitful; they continually practice deception. What can anyone give them to eat? Whatever they themselves plant, they must eat. || 3 || This is the Quality of the Lord, and of the Lord's humble servants as well; the Lord places His Own Essence within them. Blessed, blessed, is Guru Nanak, who looks impartially on all; He crosses over and transcends both slander and praise. || 4 || 5 || MALAAR, FOURTH MEHL: The Name of the Lord is inaccessible, unfathomable, exalted and sublime. It is chanted by the Lord's Grace. By great good fortune, I have found the True Congregation, and in the Company of the Holy, I am carried across. || 1 || My mind is in ecstasy, night and day. By Guru's Grace, I chant the Name of the Lord. Doubt and fear are gone from my mind. || 1 || Pause || Those who chant and meditate on the Lord - O Lord, in Your Mercy, please unite me with them. Gazing upon them, I am at peace; the pain and disease of egotism are gone. || 2 || Those who meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord in their hearts - their lives become totally fruitful. They themselves swim across, and carry the world across with them. Their ancestors and family cross over as well. || 3 || You Yourself created the whole world, and You Yourself keep it under Your control.

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