Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation


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God has showered His Mercy on servant Nanak; He has lifted him up, and rescued him from the ocean of poison. || 4 || 6 || MALAAR, FOURTH MEHL: Those who do not drink in the Ambrosial Nectar by Guru's Grace - their thirst and hunger are not relieved. The foolish self-willed manmukh burns in the fire of egotistical pride; he suffers painfully in egotism. Coming and going, he wastes his life uselessly; afflicted with pain, he regrets and repents. He does not even think of the One, from whom he originated. Cursed is his life, and cursed is his food. || 1 || O mortal, as Gurmukh, meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. The Lord, Har, Har, in His Mercy leads the mortal to meet the Guru; he is absorbed in the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Pause || The life of the self-willed manmukh is useless; he comes and goes in shame. In sexual desire and anger, the proud ones are drowned. They are burnt in their egotism. They do not attain perfection or understanding; their intellect is dimmed. Tossed by the waves of greed, they suffer in pain. Without the Guru, they suffer in terrible pain. Seized by Death, they weep and wail. || 2 || As Gurmukh, I have attained the Unfathomable Name of the Lord, with intuitive peace and poise. The treasure of the Naam abides deep within my heart. My tongue sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. I am forever in bliss, day and night, lovingly attuned to the One Word of the Shabad. I have obtained the treasure of the Naam with intuitive ease; this is the glorious greatness of the True Guru. || 3 || Through the True Guru, the Lord, Har, Har, comes to dwell within my mind. I am forever a sacrifice to the True Guru. I have dedicated my mind and body to Him, and placed everything before Him in offering. I focus my consciousness on His Feet. Please be merciful to me, O my Perfect Guru, and unite me with Yourself. I am just iron; the Guru is the boat, to carry me across. || 4 || 7 ||



The humble servant of the Lord chants the Name of the Supreme Lord; he joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Lord's Holy. || 1 || Pause || Deal only in the wealth of the Lord, and gather only the wealth of the Lord. No thief can ever steal it. || 1 || The sparrow-hawks and the peacocks sing day and night, hearing the thunder in the clouds. || 2 || Whatever the deer, the fish and the birds sing, they chant to the Lord, and no other. || 3 || Servant Nanak sings the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises; the sound and fury of Death has totally gone away. || 4 || 1 || 8 || MALAAR, FOURTH MEHL: They speak and chant the Name of the Lord, Raam, Raam; the very fortunate ones seek Him. Whoever shows me the Way of the Lord - I fall at his feet. || 1 || Pause || The Lord is my Friend and Compansion; I am in love with the Lord.

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I sing of the Lord, and I speak of the Lord; I have discarded all other loves. || 1 || My Beloved is the Enticer of the mind; The Detached Lord God is the Embodiment of Supreme bliss. Nanak lives by gazing upon the Lord; may I see Him for a moment, for even just an instant. || 2 || 2 || 9 || 9 || 13 || 9 || 31 ||



What are you so worried about? What are you thinking? What have you tried? Tell me - the Lord of the Universe - who controls Him? || 1 || The rain showers down from the clouds, O companion. The Guest has come into my home. I am meek; my Lord and Master is the Ocean of Mercy. I am absorbed in the nine treasures of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || I have prepared all sorts of foods in various ways, and all sorts of sweet deserts. I have made my kitchen pure and sacred. Now, O my Sovereign Lord King, please sample my food. || 2 || The villains have been destroyed, and my friends are delighted. This is Your Own Mansion and Temple, O Lord. When my Playful Beloved came into my household, then I found total peace. || 3 || In the Society of the Saints, I have the Support and Protection of the Perfect Guru; this is the pre-ordained destiny inscribed upon my forehead. Servant Nanak has found his Playful Husband Lord. He shall never suffer in sorrow again. || 4 || 1 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: When the baby's only food is milk, it cannot survive without its milk. The mother takes care of it, and pours milk into its mouth; then, it is satisfied and fulfilled. || 1 || I am just a baby; God, the Great Giver, is my Father. The child is so foolish; it makes so many mistakes. But it has nowhere else to go. || 1 || Pause || The mind of the poor child is fickle; he touches even snakes and fire. His mother and father hug him close in their embrace, and so he plays in joy and bliss. || 2 || What hunger can the child ever have, O my Lord and Master, when You are his Father? The treasure of the Naam and the nine treasures are in Your celestial household. You fulfill the desires of the mind. || 3 || My Merciful Father has issued this Command: whatever the child asks for, is put into his mouth. Nanak, the child, longs for the Blessed Vision of God's Darshan. May His Feet always dwell within my heart. || 4 || 2 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: I tried everything, and gathered all devices together; I have discarded all my anxieties. I have begun to set all my household affairs right; I have placed my faith in my Lord and Master. || 1 || I listen to the celestial vibrations resonating and resounding. Sunrise has come, and I gaze upon the Face of my Beloved. My household is filled with peace and pleasure. || 1 || Pause || I focus my mind, and embellish and adorn the place within; then I go out to speak with the Saints.

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Seeking and searching, I have found my Husband Lord; I bow at His Feet and worship Him with devotion. || 2 || When my Beloved came to live in my house, I began to sing the songs of bliss. My friends and companions are happy; God leads me to meet the Perfect Guru. || 3 || My friends and companions are in ecstasy; the Guru has completed all my projects. Says Nanak, I have met my Husband, the Giver of peace; He shall never leave me and go away. || 4 || 3 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: From a king to a worm, and from a worm to the lord of gods, they engage in evil to fill their bellies. They renounce the Lord, the Ocean of Mercy, and worship some other; they are thieves and killers of the soul. || 1 || Forgetting the Lord, they suffer in sorrow and die. They wander lost in reincarnation through all sorts of species; they do not find shelter anywhere. || 1 || Pause || Those who abandon their Lord and Master and think of some other, are foolish, stupid, idiotic donkeys. How can they cross over the ocean in a paper boat? Their eogtistical boasts that they will cross over are meaningless. || 2 || Shiva, Brahma, angels and demons, all burn in the fire of death. Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of the Lord's Lotus Feet; O God, Creator, please do not send me into exile. || 3 || 4 ||



My God is detached and free of desire. I cannot survive without Him, even for an instant. I am so in love with Him. || 1 || Pause || Associating with the Saints, God has come into my consciousness. By their Grace, I have been awakened. Hearing the Teachings, my mind has become immaculate. Imbued with the Lord's Love, I sing His Glorious Praises. || 1 || Dedicating this mind, I have made friends with the Saints. They have become merciful to me; I am very fortunate. I have found absolute peace - I cannot describe it. Nanak has obtained the dust of the feet of the humble. || 2 || 1 || 5 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: O mother, please lead me to union with my Beloved. All my friends and companions sleep totally in peace; their Beloved Lord has come into the homes of their hearts. || 1 || Pause || I am worthless; God is forever Merciful. I am unworthy; what clever tricks could I try? I claim to be on a par with those who are imbued with the Love of their Beloved. This is my stubborn egotism. || 1 || I am dishonored - I seek the Sanctuary of the One, the Guru, the True Guru, the Primal Being, the Giver of peace. In an instant, all my pains have been taken away; Nanak passes the night of his life in peace. || 2 || 2 || 6 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: Rain down, O cloud; do not delay. O beloved cloud, O support of the mind, you bring lasting bliss and joy to the mind. || 1 || Pause ||

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I take to Your Support, O my Lord and Master; how could You forget me? I am Your beautiful bride, Your servant and slave. I have no nobility without my Husband Lord. || 1 || When my Lord and Master listened to my prayer, He hurried to shower me with His Mercy. Says Nanak, I have become just like my Husband Lord; I am blessed with honor, nobility and the lifestyle of goodness. || 2 || 3 || 7 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: Meditate on the True Name of your Beloved. The pains and sorrows of the terrifying world-ocean are dispelled, by enshrining the Image of the Guru within your heart. || 1 || Pause || Your enemies shall be destroyed, and all the evil-doers shall perish, when you come to the Sanctuary of the Lord. The Savior Lord has given me His Hand and saved me; I have obtained the wealth of the Naam. || 1 || Granting His Grace, He has eradicated all the sinful residues of my past mistakes; He has placed the Immaculate Naam within my mind. O Nanak, the Treasure of Virtue fills my mind; I shall never again suffer in pain. || 2 || 4 || 8 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: My Beloved God is the Lover of my breath of life. Please bless me with the loving devotional worship of the Naam, O Kind and Compassionate Lord. || 1 || Pause || I meditate in remembrance on Your Feet, O my Beloved; my heart is filled with hope. I offer my prayer to the humble Saints; my mind thirsts for the Blssed Vision of the Lord's Darshan. || 1 || Separation is death, and Union with the Lord is life. Please bless Your humble servant with Your Darshan. O my God, please be Merciful, and bless Nanak with the support, the life and wealth of the Naam. || 2 || 5 || 9 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: Now, I have become just like my Beloved. Dwelling on my Sovereign Lord King, I have found peace. Rain down, O peace-giving cloud. || 1 || Pause || I cannot forget Him, even for an instant; He is the Ocean of peace. Through the Naam, the Name of the Lord, I have obtained the nine treasures. My perfect destiny has been activated, meeting with the Saints, my help and support. || 1 || Peace has welled up, and all pain has been dispelled, lovingly attuned to the Supreme Lord God. The arduous and terrifying world-ocean is crossed over, O Nanak, by meditating on the Feet of the Lord. || 2 || 6 || 10 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: The clouds have rained down all over the world. My Beloved Lord God has become merciful to me; I am blessed with ecstasy, bliss and peace. || 1 || Pause || My sorrows are erased, and all my thirsts are quenched, meditating on the Supreme Lord God. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, death and birth come to an end, and the mortal does not wander anywhere, ever again. || 1 || My mind and body are imbued with the Immaculate Naam, the Name of the Lord; I am lovingly attuned to His Lotus Feet. God has made Nanak His Own; slave Nanak seeks His Sanctuary. || 2 || 7 || 11 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: Separated from the Lord, how can any living being live? My consciousness is filled with yearning and hope to meet my Lord, and drink in the sublime essence of His Lotus Feet. || 1 || Pause || Those who are thirsty for You, O my Beloved, are not separated from You.

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Those who forget my Beloved Lord are dead and dying. || 1 || The Lord of the Universe is permeating and pervading my mind and body; I see Him Ever-present, here and now. O Nanak, He is permeating the inner being of all; He is all-pervading everywhere. || 2 || 8 || 12 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: Vibrating and meditating on the Lord, who has not been carried across? Those reborn into the body of a bird, the body of a fish, the body of a deer, and the body of a bull - in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, they are saved. || 1 || Pause || The families of gods, the families of demons, titans, celestial singers and human beings are carried across the ocean. Whoever meditates and vibrates on the Lord in the Saadh Sangat - his pains are taken away. || 1 || Sexual desire, anger and the pleasures of terrible corruption - he keeps away from these. He meditates on the Lord, Merciful to the meek, the Embodiment of Compassion; Nanak is forever a sacrifice to Him. || 2 || 9 || 13 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: Today, I am seated in the Lord's store. With the wealth of the Lord, I have entered into partnership with the humble; I shall not have take the Highway of Death. || 1 || Pause || Showering me with His Kindness, the Supreme Lord God has saved me; the doors of doubt have been opened wide. I have found God, the Banker of Infinity; I have earned the profit of the wealth of His Feet. || 1 || I have grasped the protection of the Sanctuary of the Unchanging, Unmoving, Imperishable Lord; He has picked up my sinful residues and thrown them out. Slave Nanak's sorrow and suffering has ended. He shall never again be squeezed into the mold of reincarnation. || 2 || 10 || 14 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: In so many ways, attachment to Maya leads to ruin. Among millions, it is very rare to find a selfless servant who remains a perfect devotee for very long. || 1 || Pause || Roaming and wandering here and there, the mortal finds only trouble; his body and wealth become strangers to himself. Hiding from people, he practices deception; he does not know the One who is always with him. || 1 || He wanders through troubled incarnations of low and wretched species as a deer, a bird and a fish. Says Nanak, O God, I am a stone - please carry me across, that I may enjoy peace in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 2 || 11 || 15 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: The cruel and evil ones died after taking poison, O mother. And the One, to whom all creatures belong, has saved us. God has granted His Grace. || 1 || Pause || The Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, is contained within all; why should I be afraid, O Siblings of Destiny? God, my Help and Support, is always with me. He shall never leave; I see Him everywhere. || 1 || He is the Master of the masterless, the Destroyer of the pains of the poor; He has attached me to the hem of His robe. O Lord, Your slaves live by Your Support; Nanak has come to the Sanctuary of God. || 2 || 12 || 16 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: O my mind, dwell on the Feet of the Lord. My mind is enticed by thirst for the Blessed Vision of the Lord; I would take wings and fly out to meet Him. || 1 || Pause || Searching and seeking, I have found the Path, and now I serve the Holy. O my Lord and Master, please be kind to me, that I may drink in Your most sublime essence. || 1 || Begging and pleading, I have come to Your Sanctuary; I am on fire - please shower me with Your Mercy! Please give me Your Hand - I am Your slave, O Lord.

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Please make Nanak Your Own. || 2 || 13 || 17 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: It is God's Nature to love His devotees. He destroys the slanderers, crushing them beneath His Feet. His Glory is manifest everywhere. || 1 || Pause || His Victory is celebrated all throughout the world. He blesses all creatures with compassion. Hugging him close in His Embrace, the Lord saves and protects His slave. The hot winds cannot even touch him. || 1 || My Lord and Master has made me His Own; dispelling my doubts and fears, He has made me happy. The Lord's slaves enjoy ultimate ecstasy; O Nanak, faith has welled up in my mind. || 2 || 14 || 18 ||



The Gurmukh sees God pervading everywhere. The Gurmukh knows that the universe is the extension of the three gunas, the three dispositions. The Gurmukh reflects on the Sound-current of the Naad, and the wisdom of the Vedas. Without the Perfect Guru, there is only pitch-black darkness. || 1 || O my mind, calling on the Guru, eternal peace is found. Following the Guru's Teachings, the Lord comes to dwell within the heart; I meditate on my Lord and Master with every breath and morsel of food. || 1 || Pause || I am a sacrifice to the Guru's Feet. Night and day, I continually sing the Glorious Praises of the Guru. I take my cleansing bath in the dust of the Guru's Feet. I am honored in the True Court of the Lord. || 2 || The Guru is the boat, to carry me across the terrifying world-ocean. Meeting with the Guru, I shall not be reincarnated ever again. That humble being serves the Guru, who has such karma inscribed on his forehead by the Primal Lord. || 3 || The Guru is my life; the Guru is my support. The Guru is my way of life; the Guru is my family. The Guru is my Lord and Master; I seek the Sanctuary of the True Guru. O Nanak, the Guru is the Supreme Lord God; His value cannot be estimated. || 4 || 1 || 19 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: I enshrine the Lord's Feet within my heart; in His Mercy, God has united me with Himself. God enjoins His servant to his tasks. His worth cannot be expressed. || 1 || Please be merciful to me, O Perfect Giver of peace. By Your Grace, You come to mind; I am imbued with Your Love, twenty-four hours a day. || 1 || Pause || Singing and listening, it is all by Your Will. One who understands the Hukam of Your Command is absorbed in Truth. Chanting and meditating on Your Name, I live. Without You, there is no place at all. || 2 || Pain and pleasure come by Your Command, O Creator Lord. By the Pleasure of Your Will You forgive, and by the Pleasure of Your Will You award punishment. You are the Creator of both realms. I am a sacrifice to Your Glorious Grandeur. || 3 || You alone know Your value. You alone understand, You Yourself speak and listen.

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They alone are devotees, who are pleasing to Your Will. Nanak is forever a sacrifice to them. || 4 || 2 || 20 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: The Transcendent Lord God has become merciful; Ambrosial Nectar is raining down from the clouds. All beings and creatures are satisfied; their affairs are perfectly resolved. || 1 || O my mind, dwell on the Lord, forever and ever. Serving the Perfect Guru, I have obtained it. It shall stay with me both here and hereafter. || 1 || Pause || He is the Destroyer of pain, the Eradicator of fear. He takes care of His beings. The Savior Lord is kind and compassionate forever. I am a sacrifice to Him, forever and ever. || 2 || The Creator Himself has eliminated death. Meditate on Him forever and ever, O my mind. He watches all with His Glance of Grace and protects them. Continually and continuously, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord God. || 3 || The One and Only Creator Lord is Himself by Himself. The Lord's devotees know His Glorious Grandeur. He preserves the Honor of His Name. Nanak speaks as the Lord inspires him to speak. || 4 || 3 || 21 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: All treasures are found in the Sanctuary of the Guru. Honor is obtained in the True Court of the Lord. Doubt, fear, pain and suffering are taken away, forever singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 1 || O my mind, praise the Perfect Guru. Chant the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, day and night. You shall obtain the fruits of your mind's desires. || 1 || Pause || No one else is as great as the True Guru. The Guru is the Supreme Lord, the Transcendent Lord God. He saves us from the pains of death and birth, and we will not have to taste the poison of Maya ever again. || 2 || The Guru's glorious grandeur cannot be described. The Guru is the Transcendent Lord, in the True Name. True is His self-discipline, and True are all His actions. Immaculate and pure is that mind, which is imbued with love for the Guru. || 3 || The Perfect Guru is obtained by great good fortune. Drive out sexual desire, anger and greed from your mind. By His Grace, the Guru's Feet are enshrined within. Nanak offers his prayer to the True Lord God. || 4 || 4 || 22 ||



Pleasing the Guru, I have fallen in love with my Merciful Beloved Lord. I have made all my decorations, and renounced all corruption; my wandering mind has become steady and stable. || 1 || Pause || O my mind, lose your self-conceit by associating with the Holy, and you shall find Him. The unstruck celestial melody vibrates and resounds; like a song-bird, chant the Lord's Name, with words of sweetness and utter beauty. || 1 || Such is the glory of Your Darshan, so utterly inifinte and fruitful, O my Love; so do we become by associating with the Saints. Vibrating, chanting Your Name, we cross over the terrifying world-ocean.

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They dwell on the Lord, Raam, Raam, chanting on their malas; their minds are turned towards the Lord in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. O servant Nanak, their Beloved Lord seems so sweet to them. || 2 || 1 || 23 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: My mind wanders through the dense forest. It walks with eagerness and love, hoping to meet God. || 1 || Pause || Maya with her three gunas - the three dispositions - has come to entice me; whom can I tell of my pain? || 1 || I tried everything else, but nothing could rid me of my sorrow. So hurry to the Sanctuary of the Holy, O Nanak; joining them, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. || 2 || 2 || 24 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: The glory of my Beloved is noble and sublime. The celestial singers and angels sing His Sublime Praises in ecstasy, happiness and joy. || 1 || Pause || The most worthy beings sing God's Praises in beautiful harmonies, in all sorts of ways, in myriads of sublime forms. || 1 || Throughout the mountains, trees, deserts, oceans and galaxies, permeating each and every heart, the sublime grandeur of my Love is totally pervading. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the Love of the Lord is found; O Nanak, sublime is that faith. || 2 || 3 || 25 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: With love for the Guru, I enshrine the Lotus Feet of my Lord deep within my heart. || 1 || Pause || I gaze on the Blessed Vision of His Fruitful Darshan; the sinful residues of my past mistakes are erased and taken away. My mind is immaculate and enlightened. || 1 || I am wonderstruck, stunned and amazed. Chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, millions of sins are destroyed. I fall at His Feet, and touch my forehead to them. You alone are, You alone are, O God. Your devotees take Your Support. Servant Nanak has come to the Door of Your Sanctuary. || 2 || 4 || 26 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: Rain down with happiness in God's Will. Bless me with total bliss and good fortune. || 1 || Pause || My mind blossoms forth in the Society of the Saints; soaking up the rain, the earth is blessed and beautified. || 1 || The peacock loves the thunder of the rain clouds. The sparrow-hawk's mind is drawn to the rain-drop - so is my mind enticed by the Lord. I have renounced Maya, the deceiver. Joining with the Saints, Nanak is awakened. || 2 || 5 || 27 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: Sing forever the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the World. Enshrine the Lord's Name in your consciousness. || 1 || Pause || Forsake your pride, and abandon your ego; join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. Meditate in loving remembrance on the One Lord; your sorrows shall be ended, O friend. || 1 || The Supreme Lord God has become merciful; corrupt entanglements have come to an end. Grasping the feet of the Holy, Nanak sings forever the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the World. || 2 || 6 || 28 || MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: The Embodiment of the Lord of the Universe roars like the thunder-cloud. Singing His Glorious Praises brings peace and bliss. || 1 || Pause || The Sanctuary of the Lord's Feet carries us across the world-ocean. His Sublime Word is the unstruck celestial melody. || 1 || The thirsty traveller's consciousness obtains the water of the soul from the pool of nectar. Servant Nanak loves the Blessed Vision of the Lord; in His Mercy, God has blessed him with it. || 2 || 7 || 29 ||

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MALAAR, FIFTH MEHL: O Lord of the Universe, O Lord of the World, O Dear Merciful Beloved. || 1 || Pause || You are the Master of the breath of life, the Companion of the lost and forsaken, the Destroyer of the pains of the poor. || 1 || O All-powerful, Inaccessible, Perfect Lord, please shower me with Your Mercy. || 2 || Please, carry Nanak across the terrible, deep dark pit of the world to the other side. || 3 || 8 || 30 ||



The chakvi bird does not long for sleepy eyes; without her beloved, she does not sleep. When the sun rises, she sees her beloved with her eyes; she bows and touches his feet. || 1 || The Love of my Beloved is pleasing; it is my Companion and Support. Without Him, I cannot live in this world even for an instant; such is my hunger and thirst. || 1 || Pause || The lotus in the pool blossoms forth intuitively and naturally, with the rays of the sun in the sky. Such is the love for my Beloved which imbues me; my light has merged into the Light. || 2 || Without water, the sparrow-hawk cries out, "Pri-o! Pri-o! - Beloved! Beloved!" It cries and wails and laments. The thundering clouds rain down in the ten directions; its thirst is not quenched until it catches the rain-drop in its mouth. || 3 || The fish lives in water, from which it was born. It finds peace and pleasure according to its past actions. It cannot survive without water for a moment, even for an instant. Life and death depend on it. || 4 || The soul-bride is separated from her Husband Lord, who lives in His Own Country. He sends the Shabad, His Word, through the True Guru. She gathers virtues, and enshrines God within her heart. Imbued with devotion, she is happy. || 5 || Everyone cries out, "Beloved! Beloved!" But she alone finds her Beloved, who is pleasing to the Guru. Our Beloved is always with us; through the Truth, He blesses us with His Grace, and unites us in His Union. || 6 || He is the life of the soul in each and every soul; He permeates and pervades each and every heart. By Guru's Grace, He is revealed within the home of my heart; I am intuitively, naturally, absorbed into Him. || 7 || He Himself shall resolve all your affairs, when you meet with the Giver of peace, the Lord of the World. By Guru's Grace, you shall find your Husband Lord within your own home; then, O Nanak, the fire within you shall be quenched. || 8 || 1 || MALAAR, FIRST MEHL: Remain awake and aware, serving the Guru; except for the Lord, no one is mine. Even by making all sorts of efforts, you shall not remain here; it shall melt like glass in the fire. || 1 || Tell me - why are you so proud of your body and wealth? They shall vanish in an instant; O madman, this is how the world is wasting away, in egotism and pride. || 1 || Pause || Hail to the Lord of the Universe, God, our Saving Grace; He judges and saves the mortal beings. All that is, belongs to You. No one else is equal to You. || 2 || Creating all beings and creatures, their ways and means are under Your control; You bless the Gurmukhs with the ointment of spiritual wisdom. My Eternal, Unmastered Lord is over the heads of all.

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He is the Destroyer of death and rebirth, doubt and fear. || 3 || This wretched world is a fortress of paper, of color and form and clever tricks. A tiny drop of water or a little puff of wind destroys its glory; in an instant, its life is ended. || 4 || It is like a tree-house near the bank of a river, with a serpent's den in that house. When the river overflows, what happens to the tree house? The snake bites, like duality in the mind. || 5 || Through the magic spell of the Guru's spiritual wisdom, and meditation on the Word of the Guru's Teachings, vice and corruption are burnt away. The mind and body are cooled and soothed and Truth is obtained, through the wondrous and unique devotional worship of the Lord. || 6 || All that exists begs of You; You are merciful to all beings. I seek Your Sanctuary; please save my honor, O Lord of the World, and bless me with Truth. || 7 || Bound in worldly affairs and entanglements, the blind one does not understand; he acts like a murderous butcher. But if he meets with the True Guru, then he comprehends and understands, and his mind is imbued with true spiritual wisdom. || 8 || Without the Truth, this worthless body is false; I have consulted my Guru on this. O Nanak, that God has revealed God to me; without the Truth, all the world is just a dream. || || 9 || 2 || MALAAR, FIRST MEHL: The sparrow-hawk and the fish find peace in water; the deer is pleased by the sound of the bell. || 1 || The sparrow-hawk chirps in the night, O my mother. || 1 || Pause || O my Beloved, my love for You shall never end, if it is Your Will. || 2 || Sleep is gone, and egotism is exhausted from my body; my heart is permeated with the Teachings of Truth. || 3 || Flying among the trees and plants, I remain hungry; lovingly drinking in the Naam, the Name of the Lord, I am satisfied. || 4 || I stare at You, and my tongue cries out to You; I am so thirsty for the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. || 5 || Without my Beloved, the more I decorate myself, the more my body burns; these clothes do not look good on my body. || 6 || Without my Beloved, I cannot survive even for an instant; without meeting Him, I cannot sleep. || 7 || Her Husband Lord is nearby, but the wretched bride does not know it. The True Guru reveals Him to her. || 8 || When she meets Him with intuitive ease, she finds peace; the Word of the Shabad quenches the fire of desire. || 9 || Says Nanak, through You, O Lord, my mind is pleased and appeased; I cannot express Your worth. || 10 || 3 ||



The earth bends under the weight of the water, the lofty mountains and the caverns of the underworld. Contemplating the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the oceans become calm. The path of liberation is found by subduing the ego. || 1 || I am blind; I seek the Light of the Name. I take the Support of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. I walk on the path of mystery of the Guru's Fear. || 1 ||

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Pause || Through the Shabad, the Word of the True Guru, the Path is known. With the Guru's Support, one is blessed with the strength of the True Lord. Dwell on the Naam, and realize the Beauteous Word of His Bani. If it is Your Will, Lord, You lead me to find Your Door. || 2 || Flying high or sitting down, I am lovingly focused on the One Lord. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, I take the Naam as my Suppport. There is no ocean of water, no mountain ranges rising up. I dwell within the home of my own inner being, where there is no path and no one travelling on it. || 3 || You alone know the way to that House in which You dwell. No one else knows the Mansion of Your Presence. Without the True Guru, there is no understanding. The whole world is buried under its nightmare. The mortal tries all sorts of things, and weeps and wails, but without the Guru, he does not know the Naam, the Name of the Lord. In the twinkling of an eye, the Naam saves him, if he realizes the Word of the Guru's Shabad. || 4 || Some are foolish, blind, stupid and ignorant. Some, through fear of the True Guru, take the Support of the Naam. The True Word of His Bani is sweet, the source of ambrosial nectar. Whoever drinks it in, finds the Door of Salvation. || 5 || One who, through the love and fear of God, enshrines the Naam within his heart, acts according to the Guru's Instructions and knows the True Bani. When the clouds release their rain, the earth becomes beautiful; God's Light permeates each and every heart. The evil-minded ones plant their seed in the barren soil; such is the sign of those who have no Guru. Without the True Guru, there is utter darkness; they drown there, even without water. || 6 || Whatever God does, is by His Own Will. That which is pre-ordained cannot be erased. Bound to the Hukam of the Lord's Command, the mortal does his deeds. Permeated by the One Word of the Shabad, the mortal is immersed in Truth. || 7 || Your Command, O God, rules in the four directions; Your Name pervades the four corners of the nether regions as well. The True Word of the Shabad is pervading amongst all. By His Grace, the Eternal One unites us with Himself. Birth and death hang over the heads of all beings, along with hunger, sleep and dying. The Naam is pleasing to Nanak's mind; O True Lord, Source of bliss, please bless me with Your Grace. || 8 || 1 || 4 || MALAAR, FIRST MEHL: You do not understand the nature of death and liberation. You are sitting on the river-bank; realize the Word of the Guru's Shabad. || 1 || You stork! - how were you caught in the net? You do not remember in your heart the Unseen Lord God. || 1 || Pause || For your one life, you consume many lives. You were supposed to swim in the water, but you are drowning in it instead. || 2 || You have tormented all beings. When Death seizes you, then you shall regret and repent. || 3 || When the heavy noose is placed around your neck, you may spread your wings, but you shall not be able to fly. || 4 || You enjoy the tastes and flavors, you foolish self-willed manmukh. You are trapped. You can only be saved by virtuous conduct, spiritual wisdom and contemplation. || 5 || Serving the True Guru, you will shatter the Messenger of Death. In your heart, dwell on the True Word of the Shabad. || 6 || The Guru's Teachings, the True Word of the Shabad, is excellent and sublime. Keep the Name of the Lord enshrined in your heart. || 7 || One who is obsessed with enjoying pleasures here, shall suffer in pain hereafter. O Nanak, there is no liberation without the True Name. || 8 || 2 || 5 ||

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