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He forgives, once and for all, and never asks for one's account again. || 3 || By pre-ordained destiny, I have searched and found God. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the Lord of the World abides. Meeting with the Guru, I have come to Your Door. O Lord, please bless servant Nanak with the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. || 4 || 1 || PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL: Serving God, His humble servant is glorified. Unfulfilled sexual desire, unresolved anger and unsatisfied greed are eradicated. Your Name is the treasure of Your humble servant. Singing His Praises, I am in love with the Blessed Vision of God's Darshan. || 1 || You are known, O God, by Your devotees. Breaking their bonds, You emancipate them. || 1 || Pause || Those humble beings who are imbued with God's Love find peace in God's Congregation. They alone understand this, to whom this subtle essence comes. Beholding it, and gazing upon it, in their minds they are wonderstruck. || 2 || They are at peace, the most exalted of all, within whose hearts God dwells. They are stable and unchanging; they do not come and go in reincarnation. Night and day, they sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord God. || 3 || All bow down in humble respect to those whose minds are filled with the Formless Lord. Show mercy unto me, O my Divine Lord and Master. May Nanak be saved, by serving these humble beings. || 4 || 2 || PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL: Singing His Glorious Praises, the mind is in ecstasy. Twenty-four hours a day, I meditate in remembrance on God. Remembering Him in meditation, the residues of sin go away. I fall at the Feet of that Guru. || 1 || O beloved Saints, please bless me with wisdom; let me meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and be emancipated. || 1 || Pause || The Guru has shown me the straight path; I have abandoned everything else. I am enraptured with the Name of the Lord. I am forever a sacrifice to that Guru; I meditate in remembrance on the Lord, through the Guru. || 2 || The Guru carries those mortal beings across, and saves them from drowning. By His Grace, they are not enticed by Maya; in this world and the next, they are embellished and exalted by the Guru. I am forever a sacrifice to that Guru. || 3 || From the most ignorant, I have been made spiritually wise, through the Unspoken Speech of the Perfect Guru. The Divine Guru, O Nanak, is the Supreme Lord God. By great good fortune, I serve the Lord. || 4 || 3 || PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL: Eradicating all my pains, He has blessed me with peace, and inspired me to chant His Name. In His Mercy, He has enjoined me to His service, and has purged me of all my sins. || 1 || I am only a child; I seek the Sanctuary of God the Merciful. Erasing my demerits and faults, God has made me His Own. My Guru, the Lord of the World, protects me. || 1 || Pause || My sicknesses and sins were erased in an instant, when the Lord of the World became merciful. With each and very breath, I worship and adore the Supreme Lord God; I am a sacrifice to the True Guru. || 2 || My Lord and Master is Inaccessible, Unfathomable and Infinite. His limits cannot be found.


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We earn the profit, and become wealthy, meditating on our God. || 3 || Twenty-four hours a day, I meditate on the Supreme Lord God; I sing His Glorious Praises forever and ever. Says Nanak, my desires have been fulfilled; I have found my Guru, the Supreme Lord God. || 4 || 4 || PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL: Meditating in rememberance on the Naam, all the residues of my sinful mistakes have been erased. The Guru has blessed me with the Capital of the True Name. God's servants are embellished and exalted in His Court; serving Him, they look beauteous forever. || 1 || Chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, O my Siblings of Destiny. All sickness and sin shall be erased; your mind shall be rid of the darkness of ignorance. || 1 || Pause || The Guru has saved me from death and rebirth, O friend; I am in love with the Name of the Lord. The suffering of millions of incarnations is gone; whatever pleases Him is good. || 2 || I am forever a sacrifice to the Guru; by His Grace, I meditate on the Lord's Name. By great good fortune, such a Guru is found; meeting Him, one is lovingly attuned to the Lord. || 3 || Please be merciful, O Supreme Lord God, O Lord and Master, Inner-knower, Searcher of Hearts. Twenty-four hours a day, I am lovingly attuned to You. Servant Nanak has come to the Sanctuary of God. || 4 || 5 || PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL: In His Mercy, God has made me His Own. He has blessed me with the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Twenty-four hours a day, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. Fear is dispelled, and all anxiety has been alleviated. || 1 || I have been saved, touching the Feet of the True Guru. Whatever the Guru says is good and sweet to me. I have renounced the intellectual wisdom of my mind. || 1 || Pause || That Lord God abides within my mind and body. There are no conflicts, pains or obstacles. Forever and ever, God is with my soul. Filth and pollution are washed away by the Love of the Name. || 2 || I am in love with the Lotus Feet of the Lord; I am no longer consumed by sexual desire, anger and egotism. Now, I know the way to meet God. Through loving devotional worship, my mind is pleased and appeased with the Lord. || 3 || Listen, O friends, Saints, my exalted companions. The Jewel of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is unfathomable and immeasurable. Forever and ever, sing the Glories of God, the Treasure of Virtue. Says Nanak, by great good fortune, He is found. || 4 || 6 || PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL: They are wealthy, and they are the true merchants, who have the credit of the Naam in the Court of the Lord. || 1 || So chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, in your mind, my friends. The Perfect Guru is found by great good fortune, and then one's lifestyle becomes perfect and immaculate. || 1 || Pause || They earn the profit, and the congratulations pour in; by the Grace of the Saints, they sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 2 || Their lives are fruitful and prosperous, and their birth is approved; by Guru's Grace, they enjoy the Love of the Lord. || 3 || Sexuality, anger and egotism are wiped away; O Nanak, as Gurmukh, they are carried across to the other shore. || 4 || 7 || PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL: The Guru is Perfect, and Perfect is His Power.


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The Word of the Guru's Shabad is unchanging, forever and ever. All pains and afflictions run away from those, whose minds are filled with the Word of the Guru's Bani. || 1 || Imbued with the Lord's Love, they sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. They are liberated, bathing in the dust of the feet of the Holy. || 1 || Pause || By Guru's Grace, they are carried across to the other shore; they are rid of fear, doubt and corruption. The Guru's Feet abide deep within their minds and bodies. The Holy are fearless; they take to the Sanctuary of the Lord. || 2 || They are blessed with abundant bliss, happiness, pleasure and peace. Enemies and pains do not even approach them. The Perfect Guru makes them His Own, and protects them. Chanting the Lord's Name, they are rid of all the residues of their sinful mistakes. || 3 || The Saints, spiritual companions and Sikhs are exalted and uplifted. The Perfect Guru leads them to meet God. The painful noose of death and rebirth is snapped. Says Nanak, the Guru covers their faults. || 4 || 8 || PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL: The Perfect True Guru has bestowed the Naam, the Name of the Lord. I am blessed with bliss and happiness, emancipation and eternal peace. All my affairs have been resolved. || 1 || Pause || The Lotus Feet of the Guru abide within my mind. I am rid of pain, suffering, doubt and fraud. || 1 || Rise early, and sing the Glorious Word of God's Bani. Twenty-four hours a day, meditate in remembrance on the Lord, O mortal. || 2 || Inwardly and outwardly, God is everywhere. Wherever I go, He is always with me, my Helper and Support. || 3 || With my palms pressed together, I offer this prayer. O Nanak, I meditate forever on the Lord, the Treasure of Virtue. || 4 || 9 || PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL: The Supreme Lord God is All-wise and All-knowing. The Perfect Guru is found by great good fortune. I am a sacrifice to the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. || 1 || Pause || The sinful residues of past mistakes are cut away, through the Word of the Shabad, and I have found contentment. I have become worthy of worshipping the Naam in adoration. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I have been enlightened. The Lord's Lotus Feet abide within my mind. || 1 || The One who made us, protects and preserves us. God is Perfect, the Master of the masterless. Those, upon whom He showers His Mercy - they have perfect karma and conduct. || 2 || They sing the Glories of God, continually, continuously, forever fresh and new. They do not wander in the 8.4 million incarnations. Here and hereafter, they worship the Lord's Feet. Their faces are radiant, and they are honored in the Court of the Lord. || 3 || That person, upon whose forehead the Guru places His Hand - out of millions, how rare is that slave. He sees God pervading and permeating the water, the land and the sky. Nanak is saved by the dust of the feet of such a humble being. || 4 || 10 || PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL: I am a sacrifice to my Perfect Guru. By His Grace, I chant and meditate on the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Pause || Listening to the Ambrosial Word of His Bani, I am exalted and enraptured. My corrupt and poisonous entanglements are gone. || 1 || I am in love with the True Word of His Shabad. The Lord God has come into my consciousness. || 2 || Chanting the Naam, I am enlightened.


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The Word of the Guru's Shabad has come to dwell within my heart. || 3 || The Guru is All-powerful and Merciful forever. Chanting and meditating on the Lord, Nanak is exalted and enraptured. || 4 || 11 || PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL: Chanting Guru, Guru, I have found eternal peace. God, Merciful to the meek, has become kind and compassionate; He has inspired me to chant His Name. || 1 || Pause || Joining the Society of the Saints, I am illumined and enlightened. Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, my hopes have been fulfilled. || 1 || I am blessed with total salvation, and my mind is filled with peace. I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord; O Nanak, the Guru has been gracious to me. || 2 || 12 ||

PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE, BIBHAAS:

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

There is no other place of rest, none at all, without the Lord's Name. There is total success and salvation, and all affairs are perfectly resolved. || 1 || Constantly chant the Name of the Lord. Sexuality, anger and egotism are wiped away; let yourself fall in love with the One Lord. || 1 || Pause || Attached to the Naam, the Name of the Lord, pain runs away. In His Sanctuary, He cherishes and sustains us. Whoever has such pre-ordained destiny meets with the True Guru; the Messenger of Death cannot grab him. || 2 || Night and day, meditate on the Lord, Har, Har; abandon the doubts of your mind. One who has perfect karma joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and meets the Lord. || 3 || The sinful residues of countless lifetimes are erased, and one is protected by the Lord Himself. He is our Mother, Father, Friend and Sibling; O servant Nanak, meditate on the Lord, Har, Har. || 4 || 1 || 13 ||

PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL, BIBHAAS, PARTAAL:

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

Chant the Name of the Lord, Raam, Raam, Raam. Conflict, suffering, greed and emotional attachment shall be dispelled, and the fever of egotism shall be relieved. || 1 || Pause || Renounce your selfishness, and grasp the feet of the Saints; your mind shall be sanctified, and your sins shall be taken away. || 1 || Nanak, the child, does not know anything at all. O God, please protect me; You are my Mother and Father. || 2 || 1 || 14 || PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL: I have taken the Shelter and Support of the Lord's Lotus Feet. You are Lofty and Exalted, Grand and Infinite, O my Lord and Master; You alone are above all. || 1 || Pause || He is the Support of the breath of life, the Destroyer of pain, the Giver of discriminating understanding. || 1 || So bow down in respect to the Savior Lord; worship and adore the One God. Bathing in the dust of the feet of the Saints, Nanak is blessed with countless comforts. || 2 || 2 || 15 ||


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PRABHAATEE, ASHTAPADEES, FIRST MEHL, BIBHAAS:

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

The insanity of duality has driven the mind insane. In false greed, life is wasting away. Duality clings to the mind; it cannot be restrained. The True Guru saves us, implanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord within. || 1 || Without subduing the mind, Maya cannot be subdued. The One who created this, He alone understands. Contemplating the Word of the Shabad, one is carried across the terrifying world-ocean. || 1 || Pause || Gathering the wealth of Maya, kings become proud and arrogant. But this Maya that they love so much shall not go along with them in the end. There are so many colors and flavors of attachment to Maya. Except for the Name, no one has any friend or companion. || 2 || According to one's own mind, one sees the minds of others. According to one's desires, one's condition is determined. According to one's actions, one is focused and tuned in. Seeking the advice of the True Guru, one finds the home of peace and poise. || 3 || In music and song, the mind is caught by the love of duality. Filled with deception deep within, one suffers in terrible pain. Meeting with the True Guru, one is blessed with clear understanding, and remains lovingly attuned to the True Name. || 4 || Through the True Word of the Shabad, one practices Truth. He sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, through the True Word of His Bani. He dwells in the home of his own heart deep within, and obtains the immortal status. Then, he is blessed with honor in the Court of the True Lord. || 5 || Without serving the Guru, there is no devotional worship, even though one may make all sorts of efforts. If one eradicates egotism and selfishness through the Shabad, the Immaculate Naam comes to abide in the mind. || || 6 || In this world, the practice of the Shabad is the most excellent occupation. Without the Shabad, everything else is the darkness of emotional attachment. Through the Shabad, the Naam is enshrined within the heart. Through the Shabad, one obtains clear understanding and the door of salvation. || 7 || There is no other Creator except the All-seeing Lord God. The True Lord Himself is Infinite and Incomparably Beautiful. Through the Lord's Name, one obtains the most sublime and exalted state. O Nanak, how rare are those humble beings, who seek and find the Lord. || 8 || 1 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: Emotional attachment to Maya is spread out all over the world. Seeing a beautiful woman, the man is overcome with sexual desire. His love for his children and gold steadily increases. He sees everything as his own, but he does not own the One Lord. || 1 || I meditate as I chant on such a mala, that I rise above pleasure and pain; I attain the most wondrous devotional worship of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || O Treasure of Virtue, Your limits cannot be found. Through the True Word of the Shabad, I am absorbed into You. You Yourself created the comings and goings of reincarnation. They alone are devotees, who focus their consciousness on You. || 2 || Spiritual wisdom and meditation on the Lord, the Lord of Nirvaanaa - without meeting the True Guru, no one knows this. The Lord's Light fills the sacred pools of all beings. I am a sacrifice to the Embodiment of Bliss. || 3 || Through the Guru's Teachings, one achieves loving devotional worship. The Shabad burns away egotism from within.


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The wandering mind is restrained and held in its place. The True Name is enshrined in the mind. || 4 || The exciting and intoxicating worldly plays come to an end, for those who accept the Guru's Teachings, and become lovingly attuned to the One Lord. Seeing this, the fire in the water is extinguished. They alone realize this, who are blessed by great good fortune. || 5 || Serving the True Guru, doubt is dispelled. Those who are lovingly attuned to the True Lord remain awake and aware night and day. They know the One Lord, and no other. Serving the Giver of peace, they become immaculate. || 6 || Selfless service and intuitive awareness come by reflecting upon the Word of the Shabad. Chanting, intensive meditation and austere self-discipline come by subduing the ego. One becomes Jivan-mukta - liberated while yet alive, by listening to the Shabad. Living a truthful way of life, one finds true peace. || 7 || The Giver of peace is the Eradicator of pain. I cannot conceive of serving any other. I place my body, mind and wealth in offering before Him. Says Nanak, I have tasted the supreme, sublime Essence of the Lord. || 8 || 2 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: You may perform exercises of inner purification, and fire up the furnace of the Kundalini, inhaling and exhaling and holding the breath. Without the True Guru, you will not understand; deluded by doubt, you shall drown and die. The spiritually blind are filled with filth and pollution; they may wash, but the filth within shall never depart. Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, all their actions are useless, like the magician who deceives through illuions. || 1 || The merits of the six religious rituals are obtained through the Immaculate Naam. You, O Lord, are the Ocean of virtue; I am so unworthy. || 1 || Pause || Running around chasing the entanglements of Maya is an evil-minded act of corruption. The fool makes a show of his self-conceit; he does not know how to behave. The self-willed manmukh is enticed by his desires for Maya; his words are useless and empty. The ritual cleansings of the sinner are fradulent; his rituals and decorations are useless and empty. || 2 || False is the wisdom of the mind; its actions inspire useless disputes. The false are filled with egotism; they do not obtain the sublime taste of their Lord and Master. Without the Name, whatever else they do is tasteless and insipid. Associating with their enemies, they are plundered and ruined. Their speech is poison, and their lives are useless. || 3 || Do not be deluded by doubt; do not invite your own death. Serve the True Guru, and you shall be at peace forever. Without the True Guru, no one is liberated. They come and go in reincarnation; they die, only to be reborn and die again. || 4 || This body wanders, caught in the three dispositions. It is afflicted by sorrow and suffering. So serve the One who has no mother or father. Desire and selfishness shall depart from within. || 5 || Wherever I look, I see Him. Without meeting the True Guru, no one is liberated. Enshrine the True One in your heart; this is the most excellent action. All other hypocritical actions and devotions bring only ruin. || 6 || When one is rid of duality, then he realizes the Word of the Shabad. Inside and out, he knows the One Lord. This is the most Excellent Wisdom of the Shabad. Ashes fall on the heads of those who are in duality. || 7 || To praise the Lord through the Guru's Teachings is the most excellent action. In the Society of the Saints, contemplate the Glories of God and His spiritual wisdom. Whoever subdues his mind, knows the state of being dead while yet alive. O Nanak, by His Grace, the Gracious Lord is realized. || 8 || 3 ||


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PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL, DAKHNEE: Ahalyaa was the wife of Gautam the seer. Seeing her, Indra was enticed. When he received a thousand marks of disgrace on his body, then he felt regret in his mind. || 1 || O Siblings of Destiny, no one knowingly makes mistakes. He alone is mistaken, whom the Lord Himself makes so. He alone understands, whom the Lord causes to understand. || 1 || Pause || Harichand, the king and ruler of his land, did not appreciate the value of his pre-ordained destiny. If he had known that it was a mistake, he would not have made such a show of giving in charity, and he would not have been sold in the market. || 2 || The Lord took the form of a dwarf, and asked for some land. If Bal the king has recognized Him, he would not have been deceived, and sent to the underworld. || 3 || Vyaas taught and warned the king Janmayjaa not to do three things. But he performed the sacred feast and killed eighteen Brahmins; the record of one's past deeds cannot be erased. || 4 || I do not try to calculate the account; I accept the Hukam of God's Command. I speak with intuitive love and respect. No matter what happens, I will praise the Lord. It is all Your Glorious Greatness, O Lord. || 5 || The Gurmukh remains detached; filth never attaches itself to him. He remains forever in God's Sanctuary. The foolish self-willed manmukh does not think of the future; he is overtaken by pain, and then he regrets. || 6 || The Creator who created this creation acts, and causes all to act. O Lord, egotistical pride does not depart from the soul. Falling into egotistical pride, one is ruined. || 7 || Everyone makes mistakes; only the Creator does not make mistakes. O Nanak, salvation comes through the True Name. By Guru's Grace, one is released. || 8 || 4 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: To chant and listen to the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is my Support. Worthless entanglements are ended and gone. The self-willed manmukh, caught in duality, loses his honor. Except for the Name, I have no other at all. || 1 || Listen, O blind, foolish, idiotic mind. Aren't you ashamed of your comings and goings in reincarnation? Without the Guru, you shall drown, over and over again. || 1 || Pause || This mind is ruined by its attachment to Maya. The Command of the Primal Lord is pre-ordained. Before whom should I cry? Only a few, as Gurmukh, understand this. Without the Naam, no one is liberated. || 2 || People wander lost, staggering and stumbling through 8.4 million incarnations. Without knowing the Guru, they cannot escape the noose of Death. This mind, from one moment to the next, goes from the heavens to the underworld. The Gurmukh contemplates the Naam, and is released. || 3 || When God sends His Summons, there is no time to delay. When one dies in the Word of the Shabad, he lives in peace. Without the Guru, no one understands. The Lord Himself acts, and inspires all to act. || 4 || Inner conflict comes to an end, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. Through the Perfect True Guru, one is intuitively absorbed into the Lord. This wobbling, unsteady mind is stabilized, and one lives the lifestyle of true actions. || 5 || If someone is false within his own self, then how can he be pure? How rare are those who wash with the Shabad. How rare are those who, as Gurmukh, live the Truth. Their comings and goings in reincarnation are over and done.


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|| 6 || Those who eat and drink the Fear of God, find the most excellent peace. Associating with the humble servants of the Lord, they are carried across. They speak the Truth, and lovingly inspire others to speak it as well. The Word of the Guru's Shabad is the most excellent occupation. || 7 || Those who take the Lord's Praises as their karma and Dharma, their honor and worship service - their sexual desire and anger are burnt off in the fire. They taste the sublime essence of the Lord, and their minds are drenched with it. Prays Nanak, there is no other at all. || 8 || 5 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: Chant the Lord's Name, and worship Him deep within your being. Contemplate the Word of the Guru's Shabad, and no other. || 1 || The One is pervading all places. I do not see any other; unto whom should I offer worship? || 1 || Pause || I place my mind and body in offering before You; I dedicate my soul to You. As it pleases You, You save me, Lord; this is my prayer. || 2 || True is that tongue which is delighted by the sublime essence of the Lord. Following the Guru's Teachings, one is saved in the Sanctuary of God. || 3 || My God created religious rituals. He placed the glory of the Naam above these rituals. || 4 || The four great blessings are under the control of the True Guru. When the first three are put aside, one is blessed with the fourth. || 5 || Those whom the True Guru blesses with liberation and meditation realize the Lord's State, and become sublime. || 6 || Their minds and bodies are cooled and soothed; the Guru imparts this understanding. Who can estimate the value of those whom God has exalted? || 7 || Says Nanak, the Guru has imparted this understanding; without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, no one is emancipated. || 8 || 6 || PRABHAATEE, FIRST MEHL: Some are forgiven by the Primal Lord God; the Perfect Guru makes the true making. Those who are attuned to the Love of the Lord are imbued with Truth forever; their pains are dispelled, and they obtain honor. || 1 || False are the clever tricks of the evil-minded. They shall disappear in no time at all. || 1 || Pause || Pain and suffering afflict the self-willed manmukh. The pains of the self-willed manmukh shall never depart. The Gurmukh recognizes the Giver of pleasure and pain. He merges in His Sanctuary. || 2 || The self-willed manmukhs do not know loving devotional worship; they are insane, rotting away in their egotism. This mind flies in an instant from the heavens to the underworld, as long as it does not know the Word of the Shabad. || 3 || The world has become hungry and thirsty; without the True Guru, it is not satisfied. Merging intuitively in the Celestial Lord, peace is obtained, and one goes to the Lord's Court wearing robes of honor. || 4 || The Lord in His Court is Himself the Knower and Seer; the Word of the Guru's Bani is Immaculate. He Himself is the Awareness of Truth; He Himself understands the state of nirvaanaa. || 5 || He made the waves of water, the fire and the air, and then joined the three together to form the world. He blessed these elements with such power, that they remain subject to His Command. || 6 || How rare are those humble beings in this world, whom the Lord tests and places in His Treasury. They rise above social status and color, and rid themselves of possessiveness and greed. || 7 || Attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord, they are like immaculate sacred shrines; they are rid of the pain and pollution of egotism.


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Nanak washes the feet of those who, as Gurmukh, love the True Lord. || 8 || 7 ||

PRABHAATEE, THIRD MEHL, BIBHAAS:

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

By Guru's Grace, see that the Temple of the Lord is within you. The Temple of the Lord is found through the Word of the Shabad; contemplate the Lord's Name. || 1 || O my mind, be joyfully attuned to the Shabad. True is devotional worship, and True is the Temple of the Lord; True is His Manifest Glory. || 1 || Pause || This body is the Temple of the Lord, in which the jewel of spiritual wisdom is revealed. The self-willed manmukhs do not know anything at all; they do not believe that the Lord's Temple is within. || 2 || The Dear Lord created the Temple of the Lord; He adorns it by His Will. All act according to their pre-ordained destiny; no one can erase it. || 3 || Contemplating the Shabad, peace is obtained, loving the True Name. The Temple of the Lord is embellished with the Shabad; it is an Infinite Fortress of God. || 4 || This world is the Temple of the Lord; without the Guru, there is only pitch darkness. The blind and foolish self-willed manmukhs worship in the love of duality. || 5 || One's body and social status do not go along to that place, where all are called to account. Those who are attuned to Truth are saved; those in the love of duality are miserable. || 6 || The treasure of the Naam is within the Temple of the Lord. The idiotic fools do not realize this. By Guru's Grace, I have realized this. I keep the Lord enshrined within my heart. || 7 || Those who are attuned to the love of the Shabad know the Guru, through the Word of the Guru's Bani. Sacred, pure and immaculate are those humble beings who are absorbed in the Name of the Lord. || 8 || The Temple of the Lord is the Lord's Shop; He embellishes it with the Word of His Shabad. In that shop is the merchandise of the One Name; the Gurmukhs adorn themselves with it. || 9 || The mind is like iron slag, within the Temple of the Lord; it is lured by the love of duality. Meeting with the Guru, the Philosopher's Stone, the mind is transformed into gold. Its value cannot be described. || 10 || The Lord abides within the Temple of the Lord. He is pervading in all. O Nanak, the Gurmukhs trade in the merchandise of Truth. || 11 || 1 || PRABHAATEE, THIRD MEHL: Those who remain awake and aware in the Love and Fear of God, rid themselves of the filth and pollution of egotism. They remain awake and aware forever, and protect their homes, by beating and driving out the five thieves. || 1 || O my mind, as Gurmukh, meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. O mind, do only those deeds which will lead you to the Path of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || The celestial melody wells up in the Gurmukh, and the pains of egotism are taken away. The Name of the Lord abides in the mind, as one intuitively sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 2 || Those who follow the Guru's Teachings - their faces are radiant and beautiful. They keep the Lord enshrined in their hearts. Here and hereafter, they find absolute peace; chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, they are carried across to the other shore.


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|| 3 || In egotism, one cannot remain awake and aware, and one's devotional worship of the Lord is not accepted. The self-willed manmukhs find no place in the Court of the Lord; they do their deeds in the love of duality. || 4 || Cursed is the food, and cursed are the clothes, of those who are attached to the love of duality. They are like maggots in manure, sinking into manure. In death and rebirth, they are wasted away to ruin. || 5 || I am a sacrifice to those who meet with the True Guru. I shall continue to associate with them; devoted to Truth, I am absorbed in Truth. || 6 || By perfect destiny, the Guru is found. He cannot be found by any efforts. Through the True Guru, intuitive wisdom wells up; through the Word of the Shabad, egotism is burnt away. || 7 || O my mind, hurry to the Sanctuary of the Lord; He is Potent to do everything. O Nanak, never forget the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Whatever He does, comes to pass. || 8 || 2 || 7 || 2 || 9 ||

BIBHAAS, PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL, ASHTAPADEES:

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

Mother, father, siblings, children and spouse - involved with them, people eat the food of bliss. The mind is entangled in sweet emotional attachment. Those who seek God's Glorious Virtues are the support of my breath of life. || 1 || My One Lord is the Inner-Knower, the Searcher of hearts. He alone is my Support; He is my only Protection. My Great Lord and Master is over and above the heads of kings. || 1 || Pause || I have broken my ties to that deceitful serpent. The Guru has told me that it is false and fraudulent. Its face is sweet, but it tastes very bitter. My mind remains satisfied with the Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 2 || I have broken my ties with greed and emotional attachment. The Merciful Guru has rescued me from them. These cheating thieves have plundered so many homes. The Merciful Guru has protected and saved me. || 3 || I have no dealings whatsoever with sexual desire and anger. I listen to the Guru's Teachings. Wherever I look, I see the most horrible goblins. My Guru, the Lord of the World, has saved me from them. || 4 || I have made widows of the ten sensory organs. The Guru has told me that these pleasures are the fires of corruption. Those who associate with them go to hell. The Guru has saved me; I am lovingly attuned to the Lord. || 5 || I have forsaken the advice of my ego. The Guru has told me that this is foolish stubbornness. This ego is homeless; it shall never find a home. The Guru has saved me; I am lovingly attuned to the Lord. || 6 || I have become alienated from these people. We cannot both live together in one home. Grasping the hem of the Guru's Robe, I have come to God. Please be fair with me, All-knowing Lord God. || 7 || God smiled at me and spoke, passing judgement. He made all the demons perform service for me. You are my Lord and Master; all this home belongs to You. Says Nanak, the Guru has passed judgement. || 8 || 1 || PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL:


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Within the mind are sexual desire, emotional attachment and egotism. Worship services are performed with great pomp and ceremony. Ritual cleansing baths are taken, and sacred marks are applied to the body. But still, the filth and pollution within never depart. || 1 || No one has ever found God in this way. The sacred mudras - ritualistic hand gestures - are made, but the mind remains enticed by Maya. || 1 || Pause || They commit sins, under the influence of the five thieves. They bathe at sacred shrines, and claim that everything has been washed off. Then they commit them again, without fear of the consequences. The sinners are bound and gagged, and taken to the City of Death. || 2 || The ankle-bells shake and the cymbals vibrate, but those who have deception within wander lost like demons. By destroying its hole, the snake is not killed. God, who created you, knows everything. || 3 || You worship fire and wear saffron colored robes. Stung by your misfortune, you abandon your home. Leaving your own country, you wander in foreign lands. But you bring the five rejects with you. || 4 || You have split your ears, and now you steal crumbs. You beg from door to door, but you fail to be satisfied. You have abandoned your own wife, but now you sneak glances at other women. God is not found by wearing religious robes; you are utterly miserable! || 5 || He does not speak; he is on silence. But he is filled with desire; he is made to wander in reincarnation. Abstaining from food, his body suffers in pain. He does not realize the Hukam of the Lord's Command; he is afflicted by possessiveness. || 6 || Without the True Guru, no one has attained the supreme status. Go ahead and ask all the Vedas and the Simritees. The self-willed manmukhs do useless deeds. They are like a house of sand, which cannot stand. || 7 || One unto whom the Lord of the Universe becomes Merciful, sews the Word of the Guru's Shabad into his robes. Out of millions, it is rare that such a Saint is seen. O Nanak, with him, we are carried across. || 8 || If one has such good destiny, then the Blessed Vision of His Darshan is obtained. He saves himself, and carries across all his family as well. || 1 || SECOND PAUSE || 2 || PRABHAATEE, FIFTH MEHL: Meditating in remembrance on the Naam, all the residues of sinful mistakes are erased. The accounts held by the Righteous Judge of Dharma are torn up. Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I have found the Sublime Essence of the Lord. The Supreme Lord God has melted into my heart. || 1 || Dwelling on the Lord, Har, Har, I have found peace. Your slaves seek the Sanctuary of Your Feet. || 1 || Pause || The cycle of reincarnation is ended, and darkness is dispelled. The Guru has revealed the door of liberation. My mind and body are forever imbued with loving devotion to the Lord. Now I know God, because He has made me know Him. || 2 || He is contained in each and every heart. Without Him, there is no one at all. Hatred, conflict, fear and doubt have been eliminated. God, the Soul of Pure Goodness, has manifested His Righteousness. || 3 || He has rescued me from the most dangerous waves. Separated from Him for countless lifetimes, I am united with Him once again. Chanting, intense meditation and strict self-discipline are the contemplation of the Naam. My Lord and Master has blessed me with His Glance of Grace. || 4 ||


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Bliss, peace and salvation are found in that place, where the servants of the Lord of the World abide. God, the Lord of the World, is pleased and satisfied with me. My disharmony with Him of so many lifetimes is ended. || 5 || Burnt offerings, sacred feasts, intense meditations with the body upside-down, worship services and taking millions of cleansing baths at sacred shrines of pilgrimage - the merits of all these are obtained by enshrining the Lord's Lotus Feet within the heart, even for an instant. Meditating on the Lord of the Universe, all one's affairs are resolved. || 6 || God's Place is the highest of the high. The Lord's humble servants intuitively focus their meditation on Him. I long for the dust of the slaves of the Lord's slaves. My Beloved Lord is overflowing with all powers. || 7 || My Beloved Lord, my Mother and Father, is always near. O my Friend and Companion, You are my Trusted Support. God takes His slaves by the hand, and makes them His Own. Nanak lives by meditating on the Lord, the Treasure of Virtue. || 8 || 3|| 2 || 7 || 12 ||

BIBHAAS, PRABHAATEE, THE WORD OF DEVOTEE KABEER JEE:

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

My anxious fears of death and rebirth have been taken away. The Celestial Lord has shown His Love for me. || 1 || The Divine Light has dawned, and darkness has been dispelled. Contemplating the Lord, I have obtained the Jewel of His Name. || 1 || Pause || Pain runs far away from that place where there is bliss. The jewel of the mind is focused and attuned to the essence of reality. || 2 || Whatever happens is by the Pleasure of Your Will. Whoever understands this, is intuitively merged in the Lord. || 3 || Says Kabeer, the residues of my sinful mistakes have been obliterated. My mind has merged into the Lord, the Life of the World. || 4 || 1 || PRABHAATEE: If the Lord Allah lives only in the mosque, then to whom does the rest of the world belong? According to the Hindus, the Lord's Name abides in the idol, but there is no truth in either of these claims. || 1 || O Allah, O Raam, I live by Your Name. Please show mercy to me, O Master. || 1 || Pause || The God of the Hindus lives in the southern lands, and the God of the Muslims lives in the west. So search in your heart - look deep into your heart of hearts; this is the home and the place where God lives. || 2 || The Brahmins observe twenty-four fasts during the year, and the Muslims fast during the month of Ramadaan. The Muslims set aside eleven months, and claim that the treasure is only in the one month. || 3 || What is the use of bathing at Orissa? Why do the Muslims bow their heads in the mosque? If someone has deception in his heart, what good is it for him to utter prayers? And what good is it for him to go on pilgrimage to Mecca? || 4 || You fashioned all these men and women, Lord. All these are Your Forms. Kabeer is the child of God, Allah, Raam. All the Gurus and prophets are mine. || 5 || Says Kabeer, listen, O men and women: seek the Sanctuary of the One. Chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord, O mortals, and you shall surely be carried across. || 6 || 2 || PRABHAATEE: First, Allah created the Light; then, by His Creative Power, He made all mortal beings. From the One Light, the entire universe welled up. So who is good, and who is bad?


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|| 1 || O people, O Siblings of Destiny, do not wander deluded by doubt. The Creation is in the Creator, and the Creator is in the Creation, totally pervading and permeating all places. || 1 || Pause || The clay is the same, but the Fashioner has fashioned it in various ways. There is nothing wrong with the pot of clay - there is nothing wrong with the Potter. || 2 || The One True Lord abides in all; by His making, everything is made. Whoever realizes the Hukam of His Command, knows the One Lord. He alone is said to be the Lord's slave. || 3 || The Lord Allah is Unseen; He cannot be seen. The Guru has blessed me with this sweet molasses. Says Kabeer, my anxiety and fear have been taken away; I see the Immaculate Lord pervading everywhere. || 4 || 3 || PRABHAATEE: Do not say that the Vedas, the Bible and the Koran are false. Those who do not contemplate them are false. You say that the One Lord is in all, so why do you kill chickens? || 1 || O Mullah, tell me: is this God's Justice? The doubts of your mind have not been dispelled. || 1 || Pause || You seize a living creature, and then bring it home and kill its body; you have killed only the clay. The light of the soul passes into another form. So tell me, what have you killed? || 2 || And what good are your purifications? Why do you bother to wash your face? And why do you bother to bow your head in the mosque? Your heart is full of hypocrisy; what good are your prayers or your pilgrimage to Mecca? || 3 || You are impure; you do not understand the Pure Lord. You do not know His Mystery. Says Kabeer, you have missed out on paradise; your mind is set on hell. || 4 || 4 || PRABHAATEE: Hear my prayer, Lord; You are the Divine Light of the Divine, the Primal, All-pervading Master. The Siddhas in Samaadhi have not found Your limits. They hold tight to the Protection of Your Sanctuary. || 1 || Worship and adoration of the Pure, Primal Lord comes by worshipping the True Guru, O Siblings of Destiny. Standing at His Door, Brahma studies the Vedas, but he cannot see the Unseen Lord. || 1 || Pause || With the oil of knowledge about the essence of reality, and the wick of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, this lamp illluminates my body. I have applied the Light of the Lord of the Universe, and lit this lamp. God the Knower knows. || 2 || The Unstruck Melody of the Panch Shabad, the Five Primal Sounds, vibrates and resounds. I dwell with the Lord of the World. Kabeer, Your slave, performs this Aartee, this lamp-lit worship service for You, O Formless Lord of Nirvaanaa. || 3 || 5 ||

PRABHAATEE, THE WORD OF DEVOTEE NAAM DAYV JEE:

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

The mind alone knows the state of the mind; I tell it to the Knowing Lord. I chant the Name of the Lord, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts - why should I be afraid? || 1 || My mind is pierced through by the love of the Lord of the World. My God is All-pervading everywhere. || 1 || Pause || The mind is the shop, the mind is the town, and the mind is the shopkeeper. The mind abides in various forms, wandering all across the world. || 2 || This mind is imbued with the Word of the Guru's Shabad, and duality is easily overcome.


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He Himself is the Commander; all are under His Command. The Fearless Lord looks on all alike. || 3 || That humble being who knows, and meditates on the Supreme Primal Being - his word becomes eternal. Says Naam Dayv, I have found the Invisible, Wondrous Lord, the Life of the World, within my heart. || 4 || 1 || PRABHAATEE: He existed in the beginning, in the primeval age, and all throughout the ages; His limits cannot be known. The Lord is pervading and permeating amongst all; this is how His Form can be described. || 1 || The Lord of the Universe appears when the Word of His Shabad is chanted. My Lord is the Embodiment of Bliss. || 1 || Pause || The beautiful fragrance of sandalwood emanates from the sandalwood tree, and attaches to the other trees of the forest. God, the Primal Source of everything, is like the sandalwood tree; He transforms us woody trees into fragrant sandalwood. || 2 || You, O Lord, are the Philosopher's Stone, and I am iron; associating with You, I am transformed into gold. You are Merciful; You are the gem and the jewel. Naam Dayv is absorbed in the Truth. || 3 || 2 || PRABHAATEE: The Primal Being has no ancestry; He has staged this play. God is hidden deep within each and every heart. || 1 || No one knows the Light of the soul. Whatever I do, is known to You, Lord. || 1 || Pause || Just as the pitcher is made from clay, everything is made from the Beloved Divine Creator Himself. || 2 || The mortal's actions hold the soul in the bondage of karma. Whatever he does, he does on his own. || 3 || Prays Naam Dayv, whatever this soul wants, it obtains. Whoever abides in the Lord, becomes immortal. || 4 || 3 ||

PRABHAATEE, THE WORD OF DEVOTEE BAYNEE JEE:

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

You rub your body with sandalwood oil, and place basil leaves on your forehead. But you hold a knife in the hand of your heart. You look like a thug; pretending to meditate, you pose like a crane. You try to look like a Vaishnaav, but the breath of life escapes through your mouth. || 1 || You pray for hours to God the Beautiful. But your gaze is evil, and your nights are wasted in conflict. || 1 || Pause || You perform daily cleansing rituals, wear two loin-cloths, perform religious rituals and put only milk in your mouth. But in your heart, you have drawn out the sword. You routinely steal the property of others. || 2 || You worship the stone idol, and paint ceremonial marks of Ganesha. You remain awake throughout the night, pretending to worship God. You dance, but your consciousness is filled with evil. You are lewd and depraved - this is such an unrighteous dance! || 3 || You sit on a deer-skin, and chant on your mala. You put the sacred mark, the tilak, on your forehead. You wear the rosary beads of Shiva around your neck, but your heart is filled with falsehood. You are lewd and depraved - you do not chant God's Name. || 4 || Whoever does not realize the essence of the soul - all his religious actions are hollow and false. Says Baynee, as Gurmukh, meditate. Without the True Guru, you shall not find the Way. || 5 || 1 ||

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