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RAAG KAANRAA, CHAU-PADAS, FOURTH 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:

Meeting with the Holy people, my mind blossoms forth. I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice, a sacrifice, a sacrifice to those Holy beings; joining the Sangat, the Congregation, I am carried across to the other side. || 1 || Pause || O Lord, Har, Har, please bless me with Your Mercy, God, that I may fall at the feet of the Holy. Blessed, blessed are the Holy, who know the Lord God. Meeting with the Holy, even sinners are saved. || 1 || The mind roams and rambles all around in all directions. Meeting with the Holy, it is overpowered and brought under control, just as when the fisherman spreads his net over the water, he catches and overpowers the fish. || 2 || The Saints, the Saints of the Lord, are noble and good. Meeting with the humble Saints, filth is washed away. All the sinful residues of egotism are washed away, like soap washing dirty clothes. || 3 || According to that pre-ordained destiny inscribed on my forehead by my Lord and Master, I have enshrined the Feet of the Guru, the True Guru, within my heart. I have found God, the Destroyer of all poverty and pain; servant Nanak is saved through the Naam. || 4 || 1 || KAANRAA, FOURTH MEHL: My mind is the dust of the feet of the Saints. Joining the Sangat, the Congregation, I listen to the sermon of the Lord, Har, Har. My crude and uncultured mind is drenched with the Love of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || I am thoughtless and unconscious; I do not know God's state and extent. The Guru has made me thoughtful and conscious. God is Merciful to the meek; He has made me His Own. My mind chants and meditates on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Meeting with the Lord's Saints, the Beloveds of the mind, I would cut out my heart, and offer it to them. Meeting with the Lord's Saints, I meet with the Lord; this sinner has been sanctified. || 2 || The humble servants of the Lord are said to be exalted in this world; meeting with them, even stones are softened.


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I cannot even describe the noble grandeur of such humble beings; the Lord, Har, Har, has made them sublime and exalted. || 3 || You, Lord are the Great Merchant-Banker; O God, my Lord and Master, I am just a poor peddler; please bless me with the wealth. Please bestow Your Kindness and Mercy upon servant Nanak, God, so that he may load up the merchandise of the Lord, Har, Har. || 4 || 2 || KAANRAA, FOURTH MEHL: O mind, chant the Name of the Lord, and be enlightened. Meet with the Saints of the Lord, and focus your love; remain balanced and detached within your own household. || 1 || Pause || I chant the Name of the Lord, Nar-Har, within my heart; God the Merciful has shown His Mercy. Night and day, I am in ecstasy; my mind has blossomed forth, rejuvenated. I am trying - I hope to meet my Lord. || 1 || I am in love with the Lord, my Lord and Master; I love Him with every breath and morsel of food I take. The sinful residues of my past mistakes were burnt away in an instant; the noose of the bondage of Maya was loosened. || 2 || I am such a worm! What karma am I creating? What can I do? I am a fool, a total idiot, but God has saved me. I am unworthy, heavy as stone, but joining the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, I am carried across to the other side. || 3 || The Universe which God created is all above me; I am the lowest, engrossed in corruption. With the Guru, my faults and demerits have been erased. Servant Nanak has been united with God Himself. || 4 || 3 || KAANRAA, FOURTH MEHL: O my mind, chant the Name of the Lord, through the Guru's Word. The Lord, Har, Har, has shown me His Mercy, and my evil-mindedness, love of duality and sense of alienation are totally gone, thanks to the Lord of the Universe. || 1 || Pause || There are so many forms and colors of the Lord. The Lord is pervading each and every heart, and yet He is hidden from view. Meeting with the Lord's Saints, the Lord is revealed, and the doors of corruption are shattered. || 1 || The glory of the Saintly beings is absolutely great; they lovingly enshrine the Lord of Bliss and Delight within their hearts. Meeting with the Lord's Saints, I meet with the Lord, just as when the calf is seen - the cow is there as well. || 2 || The Lord, Har, Har, is within the humble Saints of the Lord; they are exalted - they know, and they inspire others to know as well. The fragrance of the Lord permeates their hearts; they have abandoned the foul stench. || 3 || You make those humble beings Your Own, God; You protect Your Own, O Lord. The Lord is servant Nanak's companion; the Lord is his sibling, mother, father, relative and relation. || 4 || 4 || KAANRAA, FOURTH MEHL: O my mind, consciously chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. The commodity of the Lord, Har, Har, is locked in the fortress of Maya; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, I have conquered the fortress. || 1 || Pause || In false doubt and superstition, people wander all around, lured by love and emotional attachment to their children and families. But just like the passing shade of the tree, your body-wall shall crumble in an instant. || 1 || The humble beings are exalted; they are my breath of life and my beloveds; meeting them, my mind is filled with faith.


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Deep within the heart, I am happy with the Pervading Lord; with love and joy, I dwell upon the Steady and Stable Lord. || 2 || The humble Saints, the Saints of the Lord, are noble and sublime; meeting them, the mind is tinged with love and joy. The Lord's Love never fades away, and it never wears off. Through the Lord's Love, one goes and meets the Lord, Har, Har. || 3 || I am a sinner; I have committed so many sins. The Guru has cut them, cut them, and hacked them off. The Guru has placed the healing remedy of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, into my mouth. Servant Nanak, the sinner, has been purified and sanctified. || 4 || 5 || KAANRAA, FOURTH MEHL: Chant, O my mind, the Name of the Lord, the Lord of the Universe. I was caught in the whirlpool of poisonous sin and corruption. The True Guru gave me His Hand; He lifted me up and pulled me out. || 1 || Pause || O my Fearless, Immaculate Lord and Master, please save me - I am a sinner, a sinking stone. I am lured and enticed by sexual desire, anger, greed and corruption, but associating with You, I am carried across, like iron in the wooden boat. || 1 || You are the Great Primal Being, the most Inaccessible and Unfathomable Lord God; I search for You, but cannot find Your depth. You are the farthest of the far, beyond the beyond, O my Lord and Master; You alone know Yourself, O Lord of the Universe. || 2 || I meditate on the Name of the Unseen and Unfathomable Lord; joining the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, I have found the Path of the Holy. Joining the congregation, I listen to the Gospel of the Lord, Har, Har; I meditate on the Lord, Har, Har, and speak the Unspoken Speech. || 3 || My God is the Lord of the World, the Lord of the Universe; please save me, O Lord of all Creation. Servant Nanak is the slave of the slave of Your slaves. O God, please bless me with Your Grace; please protect me and keep me with Your humble servants. || 4 || 6 ||

KAANRAA, FOURTH MEHL, PARTAAL, FIFTH HOUSE:

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

O mind, meditate on the Lord, the Lord of the World. The Lord is the Jewel, the Diamond, the Ruby. The Lord fashions the Gurmukhs in His Mint. O Lord, please, please, be Merciful to me. || 1 || Pause || Your Glorious Virtues are inaccessible and unfathomable; how can my one poor tongue describe them? O my Beloved Lord, Raam, Raam, Raam, Raam. O Dear Lord, You, You, You alone know Your Unspoken Speech. I have become enraptured, enraptured, enraptured, meditating on the Lord. || 1 || The Lord, my Lord and Master, is my Companion and my Breath of Life; the Lord is my Best Friend. My mind, body and tongue are attuned to the Lord, Har, Haray, Haray. The Lord is my Wealth and Property. She alone obtains her Husband Lord, who is so pre-destined. Through the Guru's Teachings, she sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har, Haray, Haray. I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice, I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to the Lord, O servant Nanak. Meditating on the Lord, I have become enraptured, enraptured, enraptured. || 2 || 1 || 7 || KAANRAA, FOURTH MEHL: Sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, the Lord of the Universe. Let my one tongue become two hundred thousand - with them all, I will meditate on the Lord, Har, Har, and chant the Word of the Shabad. O Lord, please, please, be Merciful to me. || 1 || Pause || O Lord, my Lord and Master, please be Merciful to me; please enjoin me to serve You. I chant and meditate on the Lord, I chant and meditate on the Lord, I chant and meditate on the Lord of the Universe.


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Your humble servants chant and meditate on You, O Lord; they are sublime and exalted. I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice, a sacrifice, a sacrifice to them. || 1 || O Lord, You are the Greatest of the Great, the Greatest of the Great, the most Lofty and High. You do whatever You please. Servant Nanak drinks in the Ambrosial Nectar through the Guru's Teachings. Blessed, blessed, blessed, blessed, blessed and praised is the Guru. || 2 || 2 || 8 || KAANRAA, FOURTH MEHL: O mind, meditate and vibrate on the Lord, Raam, Raam. He has no form or feature - He is Great! Joining the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, vibrate and meditate on the Lord. This is the high destiny written on your forehead. || 1 || Pause || That household, that mansion, in which the Lord's Praises are sung - that home is filled with ecstasy and joy; so vibrate and meditate on the Lord, Raam, Raam, Raam. Sing the Glorious Praises of the Name of the Lord, the Beloved Lord. Through the Teachings of the Guru, the Guru, the True Guru, you shall find peace. So vibrate and meditate on the Lord, Har, Haray, Har, Haray, Haray, the Lord, Raam, Raam, Raam. || 1 || You are the Support of the whole universe, Lord; O Merciful Lord, You, You, You are the Creator of all, Raam, Raam, Raam. Servant Nanak seeks Your Sanctuary; please bless him with the Guru's Teachings, that he may vibrate and meditate on the Lord, Raam, Raam, Raam. || 2 || 3 || 9 || KAANRAA, FOURTH MEHL: I eagerly kiss the Feet of the True Guru. Meeting Him, the Path to the Lord becomes smooth and easy. I lovingly vibrate and meditate on the Lord, and gulp down His Sublime Essence. The Lord has written this destiny on my forehead. || 1 || Pause || Some perform the six rituals and rites; the Siddhas, seekers and Yogis put on all sorts of pompous shows, with their hair all tangled and matted. Yoga - Union with the Lord God - is not obtained by wearing religious robes; the Lord is found in the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, and the Guru's Teachings. The humble Saints throw the doors wide open. || 1 || O my Lord and Master, You are the farthest of the far, utterly unfathomable. You are totally pervading the water and the land. You alone are the One and Only Unique Lord of all creation. You alone know all Your ways and means. You alone understand Yourself. Servant Nanak's Lord God is in each heart, in every heart, in the home of each and every heart. || 2 || 4 || 10 || KAANRAA, FOURTH MEHL: O mind, chant and meditate on the Lord, the Lord of the Universe. The Lord, Har, Har, is inaccessible and unfathomable. Through the Guru's Teachings, my intellect attains the Lord God. This is the pre-ordained destiny written on my forehead. || 1 || Pause || Collecting the poison of Maya, people think of all sorts of evil. But peace is found only by vibrating and meditating on the Lord; with the Saints, in the Sangat, the Society of the Saints, meet the True Guru, the Holy Guru. Just as when the iron slag is transmuted into gold by touching the Philosopher's Stone - when the sinner joins the Sangat, he becomes pure, through the Guru's Teachings. || 1 || Just like the heavy iron which is carried across on the wooden raft, sinners are carried across in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and the Guru, the True Guru, the Holy Guru. There are four castes, four social classes, and four stages of life. Whoever meets the Guru, Guru Nanak, is himself carried across, and he carries all his ancestors and generations across as well. || 2 || 5 || 11 || KAANRAA, FOURTH MEHL: Sing the Praises of the Lord God. Singing His Praises, sins are washed away. Through the Word of the Guru's Teachings, listen to His Praises with your ears. The Lord shall be Merciful to you. || 1 || Pause ||


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Your humble servants focus their consciousness and meditate on You with one-pointed mind; those Holy beings find peace, chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, the Treasure of Bliss. They sing Your Praises, God, meeting with the Holy, the Holy people, and the Guru, the True Guru, O Lord God. || 1 || They alone obtain the fruit of peace, within whose hearts You, O my Lord and Master, abide. They cross over the terrifying world-ocean - they are known as the Lord's devotees. Please enjoin me to their service, Lord, please enjoin me to their service. O Lord God, You, You, You, You, You are the Lord of servant Nanak. || 2 || 6 || 12 ||

KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE:

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

Sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the World, the Treasure of Mercy. The True Guru is the Destroyer of pain, the Giver of peace; meeting Him, one is totally fulfilled. || 1 || Pause || Meditate in remembrance on the Naam, the Support of the mind. Millions of sinners are carried across in an instant. || 1 || Whoever remembers his Guru, shall not suffer sorrow, even in dreams. || 2 || Whoever keeps his Guru enshrined within - that humble being tastes the sublime essence of the Lord with his tongue. || 3 || Says Nanak, the Guru has been Kind to me; here and herafter, my face is radiant. || 4 || 1 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: I worship and adore You, my Lord and Master. Standing up and sitting down, while sleeping and awake, with each and every breath, I meditate on the Lord. || 1 || Pause || The Naam, the Name of the Lord, abides within the hearts of those, whose Lord and Master blesses them with this gift. || 1 || Peace and tranquility come into the hearts of those who meet their Lord and Master, through the Word of the Guru. || 2 || Those whom the Guru blesses with the Mantra of the Naam are wise, and blessed with all powers,. || 3 || Says Nanak, I am a sacrifice to those who are blessed with the Name in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga. || 4 || 2 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: Sing the Praises of God, O my tongue. Humbly bow to the Saints, over and over again; through them, the Feet of the Lord of the Universe shall come to abide within you. || 1 || Pause || The Door to the Lord cannot be found by any other means. When He becomes Merciful, we come to meditate on the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || The body is not purified by millions of rituals. The mind is awakened and enlightened only in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 2 || Thirst and desire are not quenched by enjoying the many pleasures of Maya. Chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, total peace is found. || 3 || When the Supreme Lord God becomes Merciful, says Nanak, then one is rid of worldly entanglements. || 4 || 3 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: Beg for such blessings from the Lord of the Universe: to work for the Saints, and the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. Chanting the Name of the Lord, the supreme status is obtained. || 1 || Pause || Worship the Feet of Your Lord and Master, and seek His Sanctuary. Take joy in whatever God does. || 1 ||


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This precious human body becomes fruitful, when the True Guru shows His Kindness. || 2 || The house of ignorance, doubt and pain is destroyed, for those within whose hearts the Guru's Feet abide. || 3 || In the Saadh Sangat, lovingly meditate on God. Says Nanak, you shall obtain the Perfect Lord. || 4 || 4 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: Devotion is the natural quality of God's devotees. Their bodies and minds are blended with their Lord and Master; He unites them with Himself. || 1 || Pause || The singer sings the songs, but she alone is saved, within whose consciousness the Lord abides. || 1 || The one who sets the table sees the food, but only one who eats the food is satisfied. || 2 || People disguise themselves with all sorts of costumes, but in the end, they are seen as they truly are. || 3 || Speaking and talking are all just entanglements. O slave Nanak, the true way of life is excellent. || 4 || 5 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: Your humble servant listens to Your Praises with delight. || 1 || Pause || My mind is enlightened, gazing upon the Glory of God. Wherever I look, there He is. || 1 || You are the farthest of all, the highest of the far, profound, unfathomable and unreachable. || 2 || You are united with Your devotees, through and through; You have removed Your veil for Your humble servants. || 3 || By Guru's Grace, Nanak sings Your Glorious Praises; he is intuitively absorbed in Samaadhi. || 4 || 6 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: I have come to the Saints to save myself. || 1 || Pause || Gazing upon the Blessed Vision of their Darshan, I am sanctified; they have implanted the Mantra of the Lord, Har, Har, within me. || 1 || The disease has been eradicated, and my mind has become immaculate. I have taken the healing medicine of the Lord, Har, Har. || 2 || I have become steady and stable, and I dwell in the home of peace. I shall never again wander anywhere. || 3 || By the Grace of the Saints, the people and all their generations are saved; O Nanak, they are not engrossed in Maya. || 4 || 7 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: I have totally forgotten my jealousy of others, since I found the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 1 || Pause || No one is my enemy, and no one is a stranger. I get along with everyone. || 1 || Whatever God does, I accept that as good. This is the sublime wisdom I have obtained from the Holy. || 2 || The One God is pervading in all. Gazing upon Him, beholding Him, Nanak blossoms forth in happiness. || 3 || 8 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: O my Dear Lord and Master, You alone are my Support. You are my Honor and Glory; I seek Your Support, and Your Sanctuary. || 1 || Pause || You are my Hope, and You are my Faith. I take Your Name and enshrine it within my heart. You are my Power; associating with You, I am embellished and exalted. I do whatever You say. || 1 || Through Your Kindness and Compassion, I find peace; when You are Merciful, I cross over the terrifying world-ocean. Through the Name of the Lord, I obtain the gift of fearlessness; Nanak places his head on the feet of the Saints. || 2 || 9 ||


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KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: In the Sanctuary of the Holy, I focus my consciousness on the Lord's Feet. When I was dreaming, I heard and saw only dream-objects. The True Guru has implanted the Mantra of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, within me. || 1 || Pause || Power, youth and wealth do not bring satisfaction; people chase after them again and again. I have found peace and tranquility, and all my thirsty desires have been quenched, singing His Glorious Praises. || 1 || Without understanding, they are like beasts, engrossed in doubt, emotional attachment and Maya. But in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the noose of Death is cut, O Nanak, and one intuitively merges in celestial peace. || 2 || 10 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: Sing of the Lord's Feet within your heart. Meditate, meditate in constant remembrance on God, the Embodiment of soothing peace and cooling tranquility. || 1 || Pause || All your hopes shall be fulfilled, and the pain of millions of deaths and births shall be gone. Immerse yourself in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and you shall obtain the benefits of giving charitable gifts, and all sorts of good deeds. Sorrow and suffering shall be erased, O Nanak, and you shall never again be devoured by death. || 2 || 11 ||

KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL, THIRD HOUSE:

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

Speak of God's Wisdom in the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation. Meditating in remembrance on the Perfect Supreme Divine Light, the Transcendent Lord God, honor and glory are obtained. || 1 || Pause || One's comings and goings in reincarnation cease, and suffering is dispelled, meditating in remembrance in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. Sinners are sanctified in an instant, in the love of the Supreme Lord God. || 1 || Whoever speaks and listens to the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises is rid of evil-mindedness. All hopes and desires, O Nanak, are fulfilled. || 2 || 1 || 12 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: The Treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is found in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. It is the Companion of the soul, its Helper and Support. || 1 || Pause || Continually bathing in the dust of the feet of the Saints, the residues of the sinful mistakes of countless incarnations are washed away. || 1 || The words of the humble Saints are lofty and exalted. Meditating, meditating in remembrance, O Nanak, mortal beings are carried across and saved. || 2 || 2 || 13 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: O Holy people, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Haray. Mind, body, wealth and the breath of life - all come from God; remembering Him in meditation, pain is taken away. || 1 || Pause || Why are you entangled in this and that? Let your mind be attuned to the One. || 1 || The place of the Saints is utterly sacred; meet with them, and meditate on the Lord of the Universe. || 2 || O Nanak, I have abandoned everything and come to Your Sanctuary. Please let me merge with You. || 3 || 3 || 14 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: Gazing upon and beholding my Best Friend, I blossom forth in bliss; my God is the One and Only. || 1 || Pause || He is the Image of Ecstasy, Intuitive Peace and Poise. There is no other like Him. || 1 ||


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Meditating in remembrance on the Lord, Har, Har, even once, millions of sins are erased. || 2 || Uttering His Glorious Praises, suffering is eradicated, and the heart becomes tranquil and calm. || 3 || Drink in the Sweet, Sublime Ambrosial Nectar, O Nanak, and be imbued with the Love of the Lord. || 4 || 4 || 15 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: O friends, O Saints, come to me. || 1 || Pause || Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord with pleasure and joy, the residues of your sinful mistakes will be erased and thrown away. || 1 || Touch your forehead to the feet of the Saints, and your dark household shall be illumined. || 2 || By the Grace of the Saints, the heart-lotus blossoms forth. Vibrate and meditate on the Lord of the Universe, and see Him near at hand. || 3 || By the Grace of God, I have found the Saints. Over and over again, Nanak is a sacrifice to that moment. || 4 || 5 || 16 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: I seek the Sanctuary of Your Lotus Feet, O Lord of the World. Save me from emotional attachment, pride, deception and doubt; please cut away these ropes which bind me. || 1 || Pause || I am drowning in the world-ocean. Meditating in remembrance on the Lord, the Source of Jewels, I am saved. || 1 || Your Name, Lord, is cooling and soothing. God, my Lord and Master, is Perfect. || 2 || You are the Deliverer, the Destroyer of the sufferings of the meek and the poor. The Lord is the Treasure of Mercy, the Saving Grace of sinners. || 3 || I have suffered the pains of millions of incarnations. Nanak is at peace; the Guru has implanted the Naam, the Name of the Lord, within me. || 4 || 6 || 17 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: Blessed is that love, which is attuned to the Lord's Feet. The peace which comes from millions of chants and deep meditations is obtained by perfect good fortune and destiny. || 1 || Pause || I am Your helpless servant and slave; I have given up all other support. Every trace of doubt has been eradicated, remembering God in meditation. I have applied the ointment of spiritual wisdom, and awakened from my sleep. || 1 || You are Unfathomably Great and Utterly Vast, O my Lord and Master, Ocean of Mercy, Source of Jewels. Nanak, the beggar, begs for the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; he rests his forehead upon God's Feet. || 2 || 7 || 18 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: I am filthy, hard-hearted, deceitful and obsessed with sexual desire. Please carry me across, as You wish, O my Lord and Master. || 1 || Pause || You are All-powerful and Potent to grant Sanctuary. Exerting Your Power, You protect us. || 1 || Chanting and deep meditation, penance and austere self-discipline, fasting and purification - salvation does not come by any of these means. Please lift me up and out of this deep, dark ditch; O God, please bless Nanak with Your Glance of Grace. || 2 || 8 || 19 ||

KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL, FOURTH HOUSE:

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

The one who bows in humble reverence to the Primal Lord, the Lord of all beings - I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to such a Guru; He Himself is liberated, and He carries me across as well. || 1 || Pause || Which, which, which of Your Glorious Virtues should I chant? There is no end or limitation to them.


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There are thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, many millions of them, but those who contemplate them are very rare. || 1 || I am wonder-struck, wonder-struck, wonder-struck and amazed, dyed in the deep crimson color of my Beloved. Says Nanak, the Saints savor this sublime essence, like the mute, who tastes the sweet candy, but only smiles. || 2 || 1 || 20 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: The Saints do not know any other except God. They look upon all equally, the high and the low; they speak of Him with their mouths, and honor Him in their minds. || 1 || Pause || He is pervading and permeating each and every heart; He is the Ocean of Peace, the Destroyer of fear. He is my praanaa - the Breath of Life. My mind was enlightened, and my doubt was dispelled, when the Guru whispered His Mantra into my ears. || 1 || He is All-powerful, the Ocean of Mercy, the All-knowing Searcher of Hearts. Twenty-four hours a day Nanak sings His Praises, and begs for the Gift of the Lord. || 2 || 2 || 21 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: Many speak and talk about God. But one who understands the essence of Yoga - such a humble servant is very rare || 1 || Pause || He has no pain - he is totally at peace. With his eyes, he sees only the One Lord. No one seems evil to him - all are good. There is no defeat - he is totally victorious. || 1 || He is never in sorrow - he is always happy; but he gives this up, and does not take anything. Says Nanak, the humble servant of the Lord is himself the Lord, Har, Har; he does not come and go in reincarnation. || 2 || 3 || 22 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: I pray that my heart may never forget my Beloved. My body and mind are blended with Him, but the Enticer, Maya, is enticing me, O my mother. || 1 || Pause || Those unto whom I tell my pain and frustration - they themselves are caught and stuck. In all sorts of ways, Maya has cast the net; the knots cannot be loosened. || 1 || Wandering and roaming, slave Nanak has come to the Sanctuary of the Saints. The bonds of ignorance, doubt, emotional attachment and the love of Maya have been cut; God hugs me close in His Embrace. || 2 || 4 || 23 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: My home is filled with ecstasy, pleasure and joy. I sing the Naam, and I meditate on the Naam. The Naam is the Support of my breath of life. || 1 || Pause || The Naam is spiritual wisdom, the Naam is my purifying bath. The Naam resolves all my affairs. The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is glorious grandeur; the Naam is glorious greatness. The Name of the Lord carries me across the terrifying world-ocean. || 1 || The Unfathomable Treasure, the Priceless Gem - I have received it, through the Guru's Feet. Says Nanak, God has become Merciful; my heart is intoxicated by the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. || 2 || 5 || 24 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: My Friend, my Best Friend, my Lord and Master, is near. He sees and hears everything; He is with everyone. You are here for such short time - why do you do evil? || 1 || Pause || Except for the Naam, whatever you are involved with is nothing - nothing is yours. Hereafter, everything is revealed to your gaze; but in this world, all are enticed by the darkness of doubt. || 1 || People are caught in Maya, attached to their children and spouses. They have forgotten the Great and Generous Giver.


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Says Nanak, I have one article of faith; my Guru is the One who releases me from bondage. || 2 || 6 || 25 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: Your Saints have overwhelmed the wicked army of corruption. They take Your Support and place their faith in You, O my Lord and Master; they seek Your Sanctuary. || 1 || Pause || Gazing upon the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, the residues of the terrible sins of countless lifetimes are erased. I am illumined, enlightened and filled with ecstasy. I am intuitively absorbed in Samaadhi. || 1 || Who says that You cannot do everything? You are Infinitely All-powerful. O Treasure of Mercy, Nanak savors Your Love and Your Blissful Form, earning the Profit of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 2 || 7 || 26 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: The drowning mortal is comforted and consoled, meditating on the Lord. He is rid of emotional attachment, doubt, pain and suffering. || 1 || Pause || I meditate in remembrance, day and night, on the Guru's Feet. Wherever I look, I see Your Sanctuary. || 1 || By the Grace of the Saints, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. Meeting with the Guru, Nanak has found peace. || 2 || 8 || 27 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: Meditating in remembrance on the Naam, peace of mind is found. Meeting the Holy Saint, sing the Praises of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || Granting His Grace, God has come to dwell within my heart. I touch my forehead to the feet of the Saints. || 1 || Meditate, O my mind, on the Supreme Lord God. As Gurmukh, Nanak listens to the Praises of the Lord. || 2 || 9 || 28 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: My mind loves to touch the Feet of God. My tongue is satisfied with the Food of the Lord, Har, Har. My eyes are contented with the Blessed Vision of God. || 1 || Pause || My ears are filled with the Praise of my Beloved; all the foul residues of my sinful mistakes and faults are erased. My feet follow the Path of Peace to my Lord and Master; my body and limbs joyfully blossom forth in the Society of the Saints. || 1 || I have taken Sanctuary in my Perfect, Eternal, Imperishable Lord. I do not bother trying anything else. Taking them by the hand, O Nanak, God saves His humble servants; they shall not perish in the deep, dark world-ocean. || 2 || 10 || 29 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: Those fools who bellow with rage and destructive deceit, are crushed and killed innumerable times. || 1 || Pause || Intoxicated with egotism and imbued with other tastes, I am in love with my evil enemies. My Beloved watches over me as I wander through thousands of incarnations. || 1 || My dealings are false, and my lifestyle is chaotic. Intoxicated with the wine of emotion, I am burning in the fire of anger. O Merciful Lord of the World, Embodiment of Compassion, Relative of the meek and the poor, please save Nanak; I seek Your Sanctuary. || 2 || 11 || 30 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: The Giver of the soul, the breath of life and honor - forgetting the Lord, all is lost. || 1 || Pause || You have forsaken the Lord of the Universe, and become attached to another - you are throwing away the Ambrosial Nectar, to take dust. What do you expect from corrupt pleasures? You fool! What makes you think that they will bring peace?


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|| 1 || Engrossed in unfulfilled sexual desire, unresolved anger and greed, you shall be consigned to reincarnation. But I have entered the Sanctuary of the Purifier of sinners. O Nanak, I know that I shall be saved. || 2 || 12 || 31 || KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL: I gaze on the Lotus-like Face of the Lord. Searching and seeking, I have found the Jewel. I am totally rid of all anxiety. || 1 || Pause || Enshrining His Lotus Feet within my heart, pain and wickedness have been dispelled. || 1 || The Lord of all the Universe is my kingdom, wealth and family. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, Nanak has earned the Profit; he shall never die again. || 2 || 13 || 32 ||

KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL, FIFTH HOUSE:

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

Worship God, and adore His Name. Grasp the Feet of the Guru, the True Guru. The Unfathomable Lord shall come into your mind, and by Guru's Grace, you shall be victorious in this world. || 1 || Pause || I have studied countless ways of worship in all sorts of ways, but that alone is worship, which is pleasing to the Lord's Will. This body-puppet is made of clay - what can it do by itself? O God, those humble beings meet You, whom You grasp by the arm, and place on the Path. || 1 || I do not know of any other support; O Lord, You are my only Hope and Support. I am meek and poor - what prayer can I offer? God abides in every heart. My mind is thirsty for the Feet of God. Servant Nanak, Your slave, speaks: I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice, forever a sacrifice to You. || 2 || 1 || 33 ||

KAANRAA, FIFTH MEHL, SIXTH HOUSE:

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

Your Name, O my Beloved, is the Saving Grace of the world. The Lord's Name is the wealth of the nine treasures. One who is imbued with the Love of the Incomparably Beautiful Lord is joyful. O mind, why do you cling to emotional attachments? With your eyes, gaze upon the Blessed Vision, the Darshan of the Holy. They alone find it, who have such destiny inscribed upon their foreheads. || 1 || Pause || I serve at the feet of the Holy Saints. I long for the dust of their feet, which purifies and sanctifies. Just like the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage, it washes away filth and pollution. With each and every breath I meditate on Him, and never turn my face away. Of your thousands and millions, nothing shall go along with you. Only the Name of God will call to you in the end. || 1 || Let it be your wish to honor and obey the One Formless Lord. Abandon the love of everything else. What Glorious Praises of Yours can I utter, O my Beloved? I cannot describe even one of Your Virtues. My mind is so thirsty for the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. Please come and meet Nanak, O Divine Guru of the World. || 2 || 1 || 34 ||

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