Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation


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Your Name carries us across; Your Name brings respect and worship. Your Name embellishes us; it is the object of the awakened mind. Your Name brings honor to everyone's name. Without Your Name, no one is ever respected. || 1 || All other clever tricks are just for show. Whoever the Lord blesses with forgiveness - his affairs are perfectly resolved. || 1 || Pause || Your Name is my strength; Your Name is my support. Your Name is my army; Your Name is my king. Your Name brings honor, glory and approval. By Your Grace, one is blessed with the banner and the insignia of Your Mercy. || 2 || Your Name brings intuitive peace and poise; Your Name brings praise. Your Name is the Ambrosial Nectar which cleans out the poison. Through Your Name, all peace and comfort comes to abide in the mind. Without the Name, they are bound and gagged, and dragged off to the City of Death. || 3 || Man is involved with his wife, hearth and home, land and country, the pleasures of the mind and fine clothes; but when the call comes, he cannot delay. O Nanak, in the end, the false turn out to be false. || 4 || 1 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: Your Name is the Jewel, and Your Grace is the Light. In awareness, there is Your Light. Darkness fills the dark, and then everything is lost. || 1 || This whole world is corrupt. Your Name is the only cure; nothing else works, O Infinite Creator Lord. || 1 || Pause || One side of the scale holds tens of thousands, millions of nether regions and realms.

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O my Beloved, Your Worth could only be estimated if something else could be placed on the other side of the scale. || 2 || Out of pain, pleasure is produced, and out of pleasure comes pain. That mouth which praises You - what hunger could that mouth ever suffer? || 3 || O Nanak, you alone are foolish; all the rest of the world is good. That body in which the Naam does not well up - that body becomes miserable. || 4 || 2 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: For His sake, Brahma uttered the Vedas, and Shiva renounced Maya. For His sake, the Siddhas became hermits and renunciates; even the gods have not realized His Mystery. || 1 || O Baba, keep the True Lord in your mind, and utter the Name of the True Lord with your mouth; the True Lord will carry you across. Enemies and pain shall not even approach you; only a rare few realize the Wisdom of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || Fire, water and air make up the world; these three are the slaves of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. One who does not chant the Naam is a thief, dwelling in the fortress of the five thieves. || 2 || If someone does a good deed for someone else, he totally puffs himself up in his conscious mind. The Lord bestows so many virtues and so much goodness; He does not ever regret it. || 3 || Those who praise You gather the wealth in their laps; this is Nanak's wealth. Whoever shows respect to them is not summoned by the Messenger of Death. || 4 || 3 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: One who has no beauty, no social status, no mouth, no flesh - meeting with the True Guru, he finds the Immaculate Lord, and dwells in Your Name. || 1 || O detached Yogi, contemplate the essence of reality, and you shall never again come to be born into the world. || 1 || Pause || One who does not have good karma or Dharmic faith, sacred rosary or mala - through the Light of God, wisdom is bestowed; the True Guru is our Protector. || 2 || One who does not observe any fasts, make religious vows or chant - he does not have to worry about good luck or bad, if he obeys the Command of the True Guru. || 3 || One who is not hopeful, nor hopeless, who has trained his intuitive consciousness - his being blends with the Supreme Being. O Nanak, his awareness is awakened. || 4 || 4 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: What he says is approved in the Court of the Lord. He looks upon poison and nectar as one and the same. || 1 || What can I say? You are permeating and pervading all. Whatever happens, is all by Your Will. || 1 || Pause || The Divine Light shines radiantly, and egotistical pride is dispelled. The True Guru bestows the Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 2 || In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, one's birth is approved, if one is honored in the True Court. || 3 || Speaking and listening, one goes to the Celestial Home of the Indescribable Lord. Mere words of mouth, O Nanak, are burnt away. || 4 || 5 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: One who bathes in the Ambrosial Water of spiritual wisdom takes with him the virtues of the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage. The Guru's Teachings are the gems and jewels; the Sikh who serves Him searches and finds them. || 1 || There is no sacred shrine equal to the Guru. The Guru encompasses the ocean of contentment.

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|| 1 || Pause || The Guru is the River, from which the Pure Water is obtained forever; it washes away the filth and pollution of evil-mindedness. Finding the True Guru, the perfect cleansing bath is obtained, which transforms even beasts and ghosts into gods. || 2 || He is said to be the Guru, with the scent of sandalwood, who is imbued with the True Name to the bottom of His Heart. By His Fragrance, the world of vegetation is perfumed. Lovingly focus yourself on His Feet. || 3 || The life of the soul wells up for the Gurmukh; the Gurmukh goes to the House of God. The Gurmukh, O Nanak, merges in the True One; the Gurmukh attains the exalted state of the self. || 4 || 6 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: By Guru's Grace, contemplate spiritual knowledge; read it and study it, and you shall be honored. Within the self, the self is revealed, when one is blessed with the Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 1 || O Creator Lord, You alone are my Benefactor. I beg for only one blessing from You: please bless me with Your Name. || 1 || Pause || The five wandering thieves are captured and held, and the egotistical pride of the mind is subdued. Visions of corruption, vice and evil-mindedness run away. Such is the spiritual wisdom of God. || 2 || Please bless me with the rice of truth and self-restraint, the wheat of compassion, and the leaf-plate of meditation. Bless me with the milk of good karma, and the clarified butter, the ghee, of compassion. Such are the gifts I beg of You, Lord. || 3 || Let forgiveness and patience be my milk-cows, and let the calf of my mind intuitively drink in this milk. I beg for the clothes of modesty and the Lord's Praise; Nanak chants the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 4 || 7 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: No one can hold anyone back from coming; how could anyone hold anyone back from going? He alone thoroughly understands this, from whom all beings come; all are merged and immersed in Him. || 1 || Waaho! - You are Great, and Wondrous is Your Will. Whatever You do, surely comes to pass. Nothing else can happen. || 1 || Pause || The buckets on the chain of the Persian wheel rotate; one empties out to fill another. This is just like the Play of our Lord and Master; such is His Glorious Greatness. || 2 || Following the path of intuitive awareness, one turns away from the world, and one's vision is enlightened. Contemplate this in your mind, and see, O spiritual teacher. Who is the householder, and who is the renunciate? || 3 || Hope comes from the Lord; surrendering to Him, we remain in the state of nirvaanaa. We come from Him; surrendering to Him, O Nanak, one is approved as a householder, and a renunciate. || 4 || 8 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: I am a sacrifice to that one who binds in bondage his evil and corrupted gaze. One who does not know the difference between vice and virtue wanders around uselessly. || 1 || Speak the True Name of the Creator Lord. Then, you shall never again have to come into this world. || 1 || Pause || The Creator transforms the high into the low, and makes the lowly into kings. Those who know the All-knowing Lord are approved and certified as perfect in this world. || 2 || If anyone is mistaken and fooled, you should go to instruct him.

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The Creator Himself plays all the games; only a few understand this. || 3 || Meditate on the Name, and the Word of the Shabad, in the early hours before dawn; leave your worldly entanglements behind. Prays Nanak, the slave of God's slaves: the world loses, and he wins. || 4 || 9|| PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: The mind is Maya, the mind is a chaser; the mind is a bird flying across the sky. The thieves are overpowered by the Shabad, and then the body-village prospers and celebrates. Lord, when You save someone, he is saved; his capital is safe and sound. || 1 || Such is my Treasure, the Jewel of the Naam; please bless me with the Guru's Teachings, so that I may fall at Your Feet. || 1 || Pause || The mind is a Yogi, the mind is a pleasure-seeker; the mind is foolish and ignorant. The mind is the giver, the mind is the beggar; the mind is the Great Guru, the Creator. The five thieves are conquered, and peace is attained; such is the contemplative wisdom of God. || 2 || The One Lord is said to be in each and every heart, but no one can see Him. The false are cast upside-down into the womb of reincarnation; without the Name, they lose their honor. Those whom You unite, remain united, if it is Your Will. || 3 || God does not ask about social class or birth; you must find your true home. That is your social class and that is your status - the karma of what you have done. The pains of death and rebirth are eradicated; O Nanak, salvation is in the Lord's Name. || 4 || 10 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: He is awake, and even happy, but he is being plundered - he is blind! The noose is around his neck, and yet, his head is busy with worldly affairs. In hope, he comes and in desire, he leaves. The strings of his life are all tangled up; he is utterly helpless. || 1 || The Lord of Awareness, the Lord of Life is awake and aware. He is the Ocean of peace, the Treasure of Ambrosial Nectar. || 1 || Pause || He does not understand what he is told; he is blind - he does not see, and so he does his evil deeds. The Transcendent Lord Himself showers His Love and Affection; by His Grace, He bestows glorious greatness. || 2 || With the coming of each and every day, his life is wearing away, bit by bit; but still, his heart is attached to Maya. Without the Guru, he is drowned, and finds no place of rest, as long as he is caught in duality. || 3 || Day and night, God watches over and takes care of His living beings; they receive pleasure and pain according to their past actions. Nanak, the unfortunate one, begs for the charity of Truth; please bless him with this glory. || 4 || 11 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: If I remain silent, the world calls me a fool. If I talk too much, I miss out on Your Love. My mistakes and faults will be judged in Your Court. Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, how can I maintain good conduct? || 1 || Such is the falsehood which is plundering the world. The slanderer slanders me, but even so, I love him. || 1 || Pause || He alone knows the way, who has been slandered. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, he is stamped with the Lord's Insignia in His Court. He realizes the Naam, the Cause of causes, deep within himself. He alone knows the way, who is blessed by the Lord's Glance of Grace. || 2 || I am filthy and polluted; the True Lord is Immaculate and Sublime. Calling oneself sublime, one does not become exalted. The self-willed manmukh openly eats the great poison. But one who becomes Gurmukh is absorbed in the Name. || 3 ||

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I am blind, deaf, foolish and ignorant, the lowest of the low, the worst of the worst. I am poor, but I have the Wealth of Your Name, O my Beloved. This is the most excellent wealth; all else is poison and ashes. || 4 || I pay no attention to slander and praise; I contemplate the Word of the Shabad. I celebrate the One who blesses me with His Bounty. Whomever You forgive, O Lord, is blessed with status and honor. Says Nanak, I speak as He causes me to speak. || 5 || 12 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: Eating too much, one's filth only increases; wearing fancy clothes, one's home is disgraced. Talking too much, one only starts arguments. Without the Name, everything is poison - know this well. || 1 || O Baba, such is the treacherous trap which has caught my mind; riding out the waves of the storm, it will be enlightened by intuitive wisdom. || 1 || Pause || They eat poison, speak poison and do poisonous deeds. Bound and gagged at Death's door, they are punished; they can be saved only through the True Name. || 2 || As they come, they go. Their actions are recorded, and go along with them. The self-willed manmukh loses his capital, and is punished in the Court of the Lord. || 3 || The world is false and polluted; only the True One is Pure. Contemplate Him through the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Those who have God's spiritual wisdom within, are known to be very rare. || 4 || They endure the unendurable, and the Nectar of the Lord, the Embodiment of Bliss, trickles into them continuously. O Nanak, the fish is in love with the water; if it pleases You, Lord, please enshrine such love within me. || 5 || 13 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: Songs, sounds, pleasures and clever tricks; joy, love and the power to command; fine clothes and food - these have no place in one's consciousness. True intuitive peace and poise rest in the Naam. || 1 || What do I know about what God does? Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, nothing makes my body feel good. || 1 || Pause || Yoga, thrills, delicious flavors and ecstasy; wisdom, truth and love all come from devotion to the Lord of the Universe. My own occupation is to work to praise the Lord. Deep within, I dwell on the Lord of the sun and the moon. || 2 || I have lovingly enshrined the love of my Beloved within my heart. My Husband Lord, the Lord of the World, is the Master of the meek and the poor. Night and day, the Naam is my giving in charity and fasting. The waves have subsided, contemplating the essence of reality. || 3 || What power do I have to speak the Unspoken? I worship You with devotion; You inspire me to do so. You dwell deep within; my egotism is dispelled. So whom should I serve? There is no other than You. || 4 || The Word of the Guru's Shabad is utterly sweet and sublime. Such is the Ambrosial Nectar I see deep within. Those who taste this, attain the state of perfection. O Nanak, they are satisfied, and their bodies are at peace. || 5 || 14 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: Deep within, I see the Shabad, the Word of God; my mind is pleased and appeased. Nothing else can touch and imbue me. Day and night, God watches over and cares for His beings and creatures; He is the Ruler of all. || 1 || My God is dyed in the most beautiful and glorious color. Merciful to the meek and the poor, my Beloved is the Enticer of the mind; He is so very sweet, imbued with the deep crimson color of His Love. || 1 || Pause || The Well is high up in the Tenth Gate; the Ambrosial Nectar flows, and I drink it in.

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The creation is His; He alone knows its ways and means. The Gurmukh contemplates spiritual wisdom. || 2 || The rays of light spread out, and the heart-lotus joyfully blossoms forth; the sun enters into the house of the moon. I have conquered death; the desires of the mind are destroyed. By Guru's Grace, I have found God. || 3 || I am dyed in the deep crimson color of His Love. I am not colored by any other color. O Nanak, my tongue is saturated with the taste of God, who is permeating and pervading everywhere. || 4 || 15 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: The Yogis are divided into twelve schools, the Sannyaasees into ten. The Yogis and those wearing religious robes, and the Jains with their all hair plucked out - without the Word of the Shabad, the noose is around their necks. || 1 || Those who are imbued with the Shabad are the perfectly detached renunciates. They beg to receive charity in the hands of their hearts, embracing love and affection for the One. || 1 || Pause || The Brahmins study and argue about the scriptures; they perform ceremonial rituals, and lead others in these rituals. Without true understanding, those self-willed manmukhs understand nothing. Separated from God, they suffer in pain. || 2 || Those who receive the Shabad are sanctified and pure; they are approved in the True Court. Night and day, they remain lovingly attuned to the Naam; throughout the ages, they are merged in the True One. || 3 || Good deeds, righteousness and Dharmic faith, purification, austere self-discipline, chanting, intense meditation and pilgrimages to sacred shrines - all these abide in the Shabad. O Nanak, united in union with the True Guru, suffering, sin and death run away. || 4 || 16 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: The dust of the feet of the Saints, the Company of the Holy, and the Praises of the Lord carry us across to the other side. What can the wretched, terrified Messenger of Death do to the Gurmukhs? The Lord abides in their hearts. || 1 || Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, life might just as well be burnt down. The Gurmukh chants and meditates on the Lord, chanting the chant on the mala; the Flavor of the Lord comes into the mind. || 1 || Pause || Those who follow the Guru's Teachings find true peace - how can I even describe the glory of such a person? The Gurmukh seeks and finds the gems and jewels, diamonds, rubies and treasures. || 2 || So center yourself on the treasures of spiritual wisdom and meditation; remain lovingly attuned to the One True Lord, and the Word of His Shabad. Remain absorbed in the Primal State of the Fearless, Immaculate, Independent, Self-sufficient Lord. || 3 || The seven seas are overflowing with the Immaculate Water; the inverted boat floats across. The mind which wandered in external distractions is restrained and held in check; the Gurmukh is intuitively absorbed in God. || 4 || He is a householder, he is a renunciate and God's slave, who, as Gurmukh, realizes his own self. Says Nanak, his mind is pleased and appeased by the True Word of the Shabad; there is no other at all. || 5 || 17 ||



Those who become Gurmukh and understand are very rare; God is permeating and pervading through the Word of His Shabad. Those who are imbued with the Naam, the Name of the Lord, find everlasting peace; they remain lovingly attuned to the True One.

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|| 1 || Chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, O Siblings of Destiny. By Guru's Grace, the mind becomes steady and stable; night and day, it remains satisfied with the Sublime Essence of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || Night and day, perform devotional worship service to the Lord, day and night; this is the profit to be obtained in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, O Siblings of Destiny. The humble beings are forever immaculate; no filth ever sticks to them. They focus their consciousness on the True Name. || 2 || The True Guru has revealed the ornamentation of peace; the Glorious Greatness of the Naam is Great! The Inexhaustible Treasures are overflowing; they are never exhausted. So serve the Lord forever, O Siblings of Destiny. || 3 || The Creator comes to abide in the minds of those whom He Himself has blessed. O Nanak, meditate forever on the Naam, which the True Guru has revealed. || 4 || 1 || PRABHAATEE, THIRD MEHL: I am unworthy; please forgive me and bless me, O my Lord and Master, and unite me with Yourself. You are Endless; no one can find Your limits. Through the Word of Your Shabad, You bestow understanding. || 1 || O Dear Lord, I am a sacrifice to You. I dedicate my mind and body and place them in offering before You; I shall remain in Your Sanctuary forever. || 1 || Pause || Please keep me forever under Your Will, O my Lord and Master; please bless me with the Glorious Greatness of Your Name. Through the Perfect Guru, God's Will is revealed; night and day, remain absorbed in peace and poise. || 2 || Those devotees who accept Your Will are pleasing to You, Lord; You Yourself forgive them, and unite them with Yourself. Accepting Your Will, I have found everlasting peace; the Guru has extinguished the fire of desire. || 3 || Whatever You do comes to pass, O Creator; nothing else can be done. O Nanak, nothing is as great as the Blessing of the Name; it is obtained through the Perfect Guru. || 4 || 2 || PRABHAATEE, THIRD MEHL: The Gurmukhs praise the Lord; praising the Lord, they know Him. Doubt and duality are gone from within; they realize the Word of the Guru's Shabad. || 1 || O Dear Lord, You are my One and Only. I meditate on You and praise You; salvation and wisdom come from You. || 1 || Pause || The Gurmukhs praise You; they receive the most excellent and sweet Ambrosial Nectar. This Nectar is forever sweet; it never loses its taste. Contemplate the Word of the Guru's Shabad. || 2 || He makes it seem so sweet to me; I am a sacrifice to Him. Through the Shabad, I praise the Giver of peace forever. I have eradicated self-conceit from within. || 3 || My True Guru is forever the Giver. I receive whatever fruits and rewards I desire. O Nanak, through the Naam, glorious greatness is obtained; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the True One is found. || 4 || 3 || PRABHAATEE, THIRD MEHL: Those who enter Your Sanctuary, Dear Lord, are saved by Your Protective Power. I cannot even conceive of any other as Great as You. There never was, and there never shall be. || 1 || O Dear Lord, I shall remain in Your Sanctuary forever. As it pleases You, You save me, O my Lord and Master; this is Your Glorious Greatness. || 1 || Pause || O Dear Lord, You cherish and sustain those who seek Your Sanctuary.

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O Dear Lord, the Messenger of Death cannot even touch those whom You, in Your Mercy, protect. || 2 || True Is Your Sanctuary, O Dear Lord; it never diminishes or goes away. Those who abandon the Lord, and become attached to the love of duality, shall continue to die and be reborn. || 3 || Those who seek Your Sanctuary, Dear Lord, shall never suffer in pain or hunger for anything. O Nanak, praise the Naam, the Name of the Lord forever, and merge in the True Word of the Shabad. || 4 || 4 || PRABHAATEE, THIRD MEHL: As Gurmukh, meditate on the Dear Lord forever, as long as there is the breath of life. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the mind becomes immaculate, and egotistical pride is expelled from the mind. Fruitful and prosperous is the life of that mortal being, who is absorbed in the Name of the Lord. || 1 || O my mind, listen to the Teachings of the Guru. The Name of the Lord is the Giver of peace forever. With intuitive ease, drink in the Sublime Essence of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || Those who understand their own origin dwell within the home of their inner being, in intuitive peace and poise. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the heart-lotus blossoms forth, and egotism and evil-mindedness are eradicated. The One True Lord is pervading amongst all; those who realize this are very rare. || 2 || Through the Guru's Teachings, the mind becomes immaculate, speaking the Ambrosial Essence. The Name of the Lord dwells in the mind forever; within the mind, the mind is pleased and appeased. I am forever a sacrifice to my Guru, through whom I have realized the Lord, the Supreme Soul. || 3 || Those human beings who do not serve the True Guru - their lives are uselessly wasted. When God bestows His Glance of Grace, then we meet the True Guru, merging in intuitive peace and poise. O Nanak, by great good fortune, the Naam is bestowed; by perfect destiny, meditate. || 4 || 5 || PRABHAATEE, THIRD MEHL: God Himself fashioned the many forms and colors; He created the Universe and staged the play. Creating the creation, He watches over it. He acts, and causes all to act; He gives sustenance to all beings. || 1 || In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Lord is All-pervading. The One God is pervading and permeating each and every heart; the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is revealed to the Gurmukh. || 1 || Pause || The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is hidden, but it is pervasive in the Dark Age. The Lord is totally pervading and permeating each and every heart. The Jewel of the Naam is revealed within the hearts of those who hurry to the Sanctuary of the Guru. || 2 || Whoever overpowers the five sense organs, is blessed with forgiveness, patience and contentment, through the Guru's Teachings. Blessed, blessed, perfect and great is that humble servant of the Lord, who is inspired by the Fear of God and detached love, to sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 3 || If someone turns his face away from the Guru, and does not enshrine the Guru's Words in his consciousness - he may perform all sorts of rituals and accumulate wealth, but in the end, he will fall into hell. || 4 || The One Shabad, the Word of the One God, is prevailing everywhere. All the creation came from the One Lord. O Nanak, the Gurmukh is united in union. When the Gurmukh goes, he blends into the Lord, Har, Har. || 5 || 6 || PRABHAATEE, THIRD MEHL: O my mind, praise your Guru.

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Perfect destiny is inscribed upon your forehead and face; sing the Praises of the Lord forever. || 1 || Pause || The Lord bestows the Ambrosial Food of the Naam. Out of millions, only a rare few receive it - only those who are blessed by God's Glance of Grace. || 1 || Whoever enshrines the Guru's Feet within his mind, is rid of pain and darkness from within. The True Lord unites him with Himself. || 2 || So embrace love for the Word of the Guru's Bani. Here and hereafter, this is your only Support. The Creator Lord Himself bestows it. || 3 || One whom the Lord inspires to accept His Will, is a wise and knowing devotee. Nanak is forever a sacrifice to him. || 4 || 7 || 17 || 7 || 24 ||



Through the Guru's Teachings, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord with joyous love and delight; I am enraptured, lovingly attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, I drink in the Ambrosial Essence; I am a sacrifice to the Naam. || 1 || The Lord, the Life of the World, is my Breath of Life. The Lofty and Exalted Lord became pleasing to my heart and my inner being, when the Guru breathed the Mantra of the Lord into my ears. || 1 || Pause || Come, O Saints: let us join together, O Siblings of Destiny; let us meet and chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. How am I to find my God? Please bless me with the Gift of the Lord's Teachings. || 2 || The Lord, Har, Har, abides in the Society of the Saints; joining this Sangat, the Lord's Glories are known. By great good fortune, the Society of the Saints is found. Through the Guru, the True Guru, I receive the Touch of the Lord God. || 3 || I sing the Glorious Praises of God, my Inaccessible Lord and Master; singing His Praises, I am enraptured. The Guru has showered His Mercy on servant Nanak; in an instant, He blessed him with the Gift of the Lord's Name. || 4 || 1 || PRABHAATEE, FOURTH MEHL: With the rising of the sun, the Gurmukh speaks of the Lord. All through the night, he dwells upon the Sermon of the Lord. My God has infused this longing within me; I seek my Lord God. || 1 || My mind is the dust of the feet of the Holy. The Guru has implanted the Sweet Name of the Lord, Har, Har, within me. I dust the Guru's Feet with my hair. || 1 || Pause || Dark are the days and nights of the faithless cynics; they are caught in the trap of attachment to Maya. The Lord God does not dwell in their hearts, even for an instant; every hair of their heads is totally tied up in debts. || 2 || Joining the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, wisdom and understanding are obtained, and one is released from the traps of egotism and possessiveness. The Lord's Name, and the Lord, seem sweet to me. Through the Word of His Shabad, the Guru has made me happy. || 3 || I am just a child; the Guru is the Unfathomable Lord of the World. In His Mercy, He cherishes and sustains me. I am drowning in the ocean of poison; O God, Guru, Lord of the World, please save Your child, Nanak. || 4 || 2 || PRABHAATEE, FOURTH MEHL: The Lord God showered me with His Mercy for an instant;

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I sing His Glorious Praises with joyous love and delight. Both the singer and the listener are liberated, when, as Gurmukh, they drink in the Lord's Name, even for an instant. || 1 || The Sublime Essence of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is enshrined within my mind. As Gurmukh, I have obtained the cooling, soothing Water of the Naam. I eagerly drink in the sublime essence of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Pause || Those whose hearts are imbued with the Love of the Lord have the mark of radiant purity upon their foreheads. The Glory of the Lord's humble servant is manifest throughout the world, like the moon among the stars. || 2 || Those whose hearts are not filled with the Lord's Name - all their affairs are worthless and insipid. They may adorn and decorate their bodies, but without the Naam, they look like their noses have been cut off. || 3 || The Sovereign Lord permeates each and every heart; the One Lord is all-pervading everywhere. The Lord has showered His Mercy upon servant Nanak; through the Word of the Guru's Teachings, I have meditated on the Lord in an instant. || 4 || 3 || PRABHAATEE, FOURTH MEHL: God, the Inaccessible and Merciful, has showered me with His Mercy; I chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, with my mouth. I meditate on the Name of the Lord, the Purifier of sinners; I am rid of all the residues of my sins and mistakes. || 1 || O mind, chant the Name of the All-pervading Lord. I sing the Praises of the Lord, Merciful to the meek, Destroyer of pain. Following the Guru's Teachings, I gather in the Wealth of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || The Lord abides in the body-village; through the Wisdom of the Guru's Teachings, the Lord, Har, Har, is revealed. In the lake of the body, the Lord's Name has been revealed. Within my own home and mansion, I have obtained the Lord God. || 2 || Those beings who wander in the wilderness of doubt - those faithless cynics are foolish, and are plundered. They are like the deer: the scent of musk comes from its own navel, but it wanders and roams around, searching for it in the bushes. || 3 || You are Great and Unfathomable; Your Wisdom, God, is Profound and Incomprehensible. Please bless me with that wisdom, by which I might attain You, O Lord God. The Guru has placed His Hand upon servant Nanak; he chants the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 4 || PRABHAATEE, FOURTH MEHL: My mind is in love with the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; I meditate on the Great Lord God. The Word of the True Guru has become pleasing to my heart. The Lord God has showered me with His Grace. || 1 || O my mind, vibrate and meditate on the Lord's Name every instant. The Perfect Guru has blessed me with the gift of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. The Lord's Name abides in my mind and body. || 1 || Pause || The Lord abides in the body-village, in my home and mansion. As Gurmukh, I meditate on His Glory. Here and hereafter, the Lord's humble servants are embellished and exalted; their faces are radiant; as Gurmukh, they are carried across. || 2 || I am lovingly attuned to the Fearless Lord, Har, Har, Har; through the Guru, I have enshrined the Lord within my heart in an instant. Millions upon millions of the faults and mistakes of the Lord's humble servant are all taken away in an instant. || 3 || Your humble servants are known only through You, God; knowing You, they becomes supreme. The Lord, Har, Har, has enshrined Himself within His humble servant.

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O Nanak, the Lord God and His servant are one and the same. || 4 || 5 || PRABHAATEE, FOURTH MEHL: The Guru, the True Guru, has implanted the Naam, the Name of the Lord within me. I was dead, but chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, I have been brought back to life. Blessed, blessed is the Guru, the Guru, the Perfect True Guru; He reached out to me with His Arm, and pulled me up and out of the ocean of poison. || 1 || O mind, meditate and worship the Lord's Name. God is never found, even by making all sorts of new efforts. The Lord God is obtained only through the Perfect Guru. || 1 || Pause || The Sublime Essence of the Lord's Name is the source of nectar and bliss; drinking in this Sublime Essence, following the Guru's Teachings, I have become happy. Even iron slag is transformed into gold, joining the Lord's Congregation. Through the Guru, the Lord's Light is enshrined within the heart. || 2 || Those who are continually lured by greed, egotism and corruption, who are lured away by emotional attachment to their children and spouse - they never serve at the feet of the Saints; those self-willed manmukhs are filled with ashes. || 3 || O God, You alone know Your Glorious Virtues; I have grown weary - I seek Your Sanctuary. As You know best, You preserve and protect me, O my Lord and Master; servant Nanak is Your slave. || 4 || 6 || FIRST SET OF SIX ||



O mind, meditate on the Treasure of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. You shall be honored in the Court of the Lord. Those who chant and meditate shall be carried across to the other shore. || 1 || Pause || Listen, O mind: meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. Listen, O mind: the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises is equal to bathing at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage. Listen, O mind: as Gurmukh, you shall be blessed with honor. || 1 || O mind, chant and meditate on the Supreme Transcendent Lord God. Millions of sins shall be destroyed in an instant. O Nanak, you shall meet with the Lord God. || 2 || 1 || 7 ||



The Lord created the mind, and fashioned the entire body. From the five elements, He formed it, and infused His Light within it. He made the earth its bed, and water for it to use. Do not forget Him for an instant; serve the Lord of the World. || 1 || O mind, serve the True Guru, and obtain the supreme status. If you remain unattached and unaffected by sorrow and joy, then you shall find the Lord of Life. || 1 || Pause || He makes all the various pleasures, clothes and foods for you to enjoy. He made your mother, father and all relatives. He provides sustenance to all, in the water and on the land, O friend. So serve the Lord, forever and ever. || 2 || He shall be your Helper and Support there, where no one else can help you. He washes away the residues of millions of sins in an instant. He bestows His Gifts, and never regrets them.

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