Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation

 
 

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Let contentment be your father; the Guru is the Primal Being, beyond birth or incarnation. By great good fortune, you shall meet with the Lord. || 1 || I have met the Guru, the Yogi, the Primal Being; I am delighted with His Love. The Guru is imbued with the Love of the Lord; He dwells forever in Nirvaanaa. By great good fortune, I met the most accomplished and all-knowing Lord. My mind and body are drenched in the Love of the Lord. || 2 || Come, O Saints - let's meet together and chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord. In the Sangat, the Holy Congregation, let's earn the lasting profit of the Naam. Let's serve the Saints, and drink in the Ambrosial Nectar. By one's karma and pre-ordained destiny, they are met. || 3 || In the month of Saawan, the clouds of Ambrosial Nectar hang over the world. The peacock of the mind chirps, and receives the Word of the Shabad, in its mouth; the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord rains down, and the Sovereign Lord King is met. Servant Nanak is imbued with the Love of the Lord. || 4 || 1 || 27 || 65 || GAUREE MAAJH, FOURTH MEHL: Come, O sisters - let's make virtue our charms. Let's join the Saints, and enjoy the pleasure of the Lord's Love. The lamp of the Guru's spiritual wisdom burns steadily in my mind. The Lord, being pleased and moved by pity, has led me to meet Him. || 1 || My mind and body are filled with love for my Darling Lord. The True Guru, the Divine Intermediary, has united me with my Friend. I offer my mind to the Guru, who has led me to meet my God. I am forever a sacrifice to the Lord. || 2 || Dwell, O my Beloved, dwell, O my Lord of the Universe; O Lord, show mercy to me and come to dwell within my mind. I have obtained the fruits of my mind's desires, O my Lord of the Universe; I am transfixed with ecstasy, gazing upon the Perfect Guru. The happy soul-brides receive the Lord's Name, O my Lord of the Universe; night and day, their minds are blissful and happy. By great good fortune, the Lord is found, O my Lord of the Universe; earning profit continually, the mind laughs with joy. || 3 || The Lord Himself creates, and the Lord Himself beholds; the Lord Himself assigns all to their tasks. Some partake of the bounty of the Lord's favor, which never runs out, while others receive only a handful. Some sit upon thrones as kings, and enjoy constant pleasures, while others must beg for charity. The Word of the Shabad is pervading in everyone, O my Lord of the Universe; servant Nanak meditates on the Naam. || 4 || 2 || 28 || 66 || GAUREE MAAJH, FOURTH MEHL: From within my mind, from within my mind, O my Lord of the Universe, I am imbued with the Love of the Lord, from within my mind. The Lord's Love is with me, but it cannot be seen, O my Lord of the Universe; the Perfect Guru has led me to see the unseen. He has revealed the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, O my Lord of the Universe; all poverty and pain have departed. I have obtained the supreme status of the Lord, O my Lord of the Universe; by great good fortune, I am absorbed in the Naam. || 1 || With his eyes, O my Beloved, with his eyes, O my Lord of the Universe - has anyone ever seen the Lord God with his eyes?


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My mind and body are sad and depressed, O my Lord of the Universe; without her Husband Lord, the soul-bride is withering away. Meeting the Saints, O my Lord of the Universe, I have found my Lord God, my Companion, my Best Friend. The Lord, the Life of the World, has come to meet me, O my Lord of the Universe. The night of my life now passes in peace. || 2 || O Saints, unite me with my Lord God, my Best Friend; my mind and body are hungry for Him. I cannot survive without seeing my Beloved; deep within, I feel the pain of separation from the Lord. The Sovereign Lord King is my Beloved, my Best Friend. Through the Guru, I have met Him, and my mind has been rejuvenated. The hopes of my mind and body have been fulfilled, O my Lord of the Universe; meeting the Lord, my mind vibrates with joy. || 3 || A sacrifice, O my Lord of the Universe, a sacrifice, O my Beloved; I am forever a sacrifice to You. My mind and body are filled with love for my Husband Lord; O my Lord of the Universe, please preserve my assets. Unite me with the True Guru, Your Advisor, O my Lord of the Universe; through His guidance, He shall lead me to the Lord. I have obtained the Lord's Name, by Your Mercy, O my Lord of the Universe; servant Nanak has entered Your Sanctuary. || 4 || 3 || 29 || 67 || GAUREE MAAJH, FOURTH MEHL: Playful is my Lord of the Universe; playful is my Beloved. My Lord God is wondrous and playful. The Lord Himself created Krishna, O my Lord of the Universe; the Lord Himself is the milkmaids who seek Him. The Lord Himself enjoys every heart, O my Lord of the Universe; He Himself is the Ravisher and the Enjoyer. The Lord is All-knowing - He cannot be fooled, O my Lord of the Universe. He is the True Guru, the Yogi. || 1 || He Himself created the world, O my Lord of the Universe; the Lord Himself plays in so many ways! Some enjoy enjoyments, O my Lord of the Universe, while others wander around naked, the poorest of the poor. He Himself created the world, O my Lord of the Universe; the Lord gives His gifts to all who beg for them. His devotees have the Support of the Naam, O my Lord of the Universe; they beg for the sublime sermon of the Lord. || 2 || The Lord Himself inspires His devotees to worship Him, O my Lord of the Universe; the Lord fulfills the desires of the minds of His devotees. He Himself is permeating and pervading the waters and the lands, O my Lord of the Universe; He is All-pervading - He is not far away. The Lord Himself is within the self, and outside as well, O my Lord of the Universe; the Lord Himself is fully pervading everywhere. The Lord, the Supreme Soul, is diffused everywhere, O my Lord of the Universe. The Lord Himself beholds all; His Immanent Presence is pervading everywhere. || 3 || O Lord, the music of the praanic wind is deep within, O my Lord of the Universe; as the Lord Himself plays this music, so does it vibrate and resound. O Lord, the treasure of the Naam is deep within, O my Lord of the Universe; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the Lord God is revealed. He Himself leads us to enter His Sanctuary, O my Lord of the Universe; the Lord preserves the honor of His devotees.


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By great good fortune, one joins the Sangat, the Holy Congregation, O my Lord of the Universe; O servant Nanak, through the Naam, one's affairs are resolved. || 4 || 4 || 30 || 68 || GAUREE MAAJH, FOURTH MEHL: The Lord has implanted a longing for the Lord's Name within me. I have met the Lord God, my Best Friend, and I have found peace. Beholding my Lord God, I live, O my mother. The Lord's Name is my Friend and Brother. || 1 || O Dear Saints, sing the Glorious Praises of my Lord God. As Gurmukh, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord, O very fortunate ones. The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is my soul and my breath of life. I shall never again have to cross over the terrifying world-ocean. || 2 || How shall I behold my Lord God? My mind and body yearn for Him. Unite me with the Lord, Dear Saints; my mind is in love with Him. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, I have found the Sovereign Lord, my Beloved. O very fortunate ones, chant the Name of the Lord. || 3 || Within my mind and body, there is such a great longing for God, the Lord of the Universe. Unite me with the Lord, Dear Saints. God, the Lord of the Universe, is so close to me. Through the Teachings of the True Guru, the Naam is always revealed; the desires of servant Nanak's mind have been fulfilled. || 4 || 5 || 31 || 69 || GAUREE MAAJH, FOURTH MEHL: If I receive my Love, the Naam, then I live. In the temple of the mind, is the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord; through the Guru's Teachings, we drink it in. My mind is drenched with the Love of the Lord. I continually drink in the sublime essence of the Lord. I have found the Lord within my mind, and so I live. || 1 || The arrow of the Lord's Love has pierced by mind and body. The Lord, the Primal Being, is All-knowing; He is my Beloved and my Best Friend. The Saintly Guru has united me with the All-knowing and All-seeing Lord. I am a sacrifice to the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 2 || I seek my Lord, Har, Har, my Intimate, my Best Friend. Show me the way to the Lord, Dear Saints; I am searching all over for Him. The Kind and Compassionate True Guru has shown me the Way, and I have found the Lord. Through the Name of the Lord, I am absorbed in the Naam. || 3 || I am consumed with the pain of separation from the Love of the Lord. The Guru has fulfilled my desire, and I have received the Ambrosial Nectar in my mouth. The Lord has become merciful, and now I meditate on the Name of the Lord. Servant Nanak has obtained the sublime essence of the Lord. || 4 || 6 || 20 || 18 || 32 || 70 ||

 

FIFTH MEHL, RAAG GAUREE GWAARAYREE, CHAU-PADAS:

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

How can happiness be found, O my Siblings of Destiny? How can the Lord, our Help and Support, be found? || 1 || Pause || There is no happiness in owning one's own home, in all of Maya, or in lofty mansions casting beautiful shadows. In fraud and greed, this human life is being wasted. ||


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1 || He is pleased at the sight of his elephants and horses and his armies assembled, his servants and his soldiers. But the noose of egotism is tightening around his neck. || 2 || His rule may extend in all ten directions; he may revel in pleasures, and enjoy many women - but he is just a beggar, who in his dream, is a king. || 3 || The True Guru has shown me that there is only one pleasure. Whatever the Lord does, is pleasing to the Lord's devotee. Servant Nanak has abolished his ego, and he is absorbed in the Lord. || 4 || This is the way to find happiness, O my Siblings of Destiny. This is the way to find the Lord, our Help and Support. || 1 || Second Pause || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: Why do you doubt? What do you doubt? God is pervading the water, the land and the sky. The Gurmukhs are saved, while the self-willed manmukhs lose their honor. || 1 || One who is protected by the Merciful Lord - no one else can rival him. || 1 || Pause || The Infinite One is pervading among all. So sleep in peace, and don't worry. He knows everything which happens. || 2 || The self-willed manmukhs are dying in the thirst of duality. They wander lost through countless incarnations; this is their pre-ordained destiny. As they plant, so shall they harvest. || 3 || Beholding the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan, my mind has blossomed forth. And now everywhere I look, God is revealed to me. Servant Nanak's hopes have been fulfilled by the Lord. || 4 || 2 || 71 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: In so many incarnations, you were a worm and an insect; in so many incarnations, you were an elephant, a fish and a deer. In so many incarnations, you were a bird and a snake. In so many incarnations, you were yoked as an ox and a horse. || 1 || Meet the Lord of the Universe - now is the time to meet Him. After so very long, this human body was fashioned for you. || 1 || Pause || In so many incarnations, you were rocks and mountains; in so many incarnations, you were aborted in the womb; in so many incarnations, you developed branches and leaves; you wandered through 8.4 million incarnations. || 2 || Through the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you obtained this human life. Do seva - selfless service; follow the Guru's Teachings, and vibrate the Lord's Name, Har, Har. Abandon pride, falsehood and arrogance. Remain dead while yet alive, and you shall be welcomed in the Court of the Lord. || 3 || Whatever has been, and whatever shall be, comes from You, Lord. No one else can do anything at all. We are united with You, when You unite us with Yourself. Says Nanak, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. || 4 || 3 || 72 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: In the field of karma, plant the seed of the Naam. Your works shall be brought to fruition. You shall obtain these fruits, and the fear of death shall be dispelled. Sing continually the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Keep the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, enshrined in your heart, and your affairs shall be quickly resolved. || 1 || Pause || Be always attentive to your God; thus you shall be honored in His Court.


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Give up all your clever tricks and devices, and hold tight to the Feet of the Saints. || 2 || The One, who holds all creatures in His Hands, is never separated from them; He is with them all. Abandon your clever devices, and grasp hold of His Support. In an instant, you shall be saved. || 3 || Know that He is always near at hand. Accept the Order of God as True. Through the Guru's Teachings, eradicate selfishness and conceit. O Nanak, chant and meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 4 || 4 || 73 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: The Guru's Word is eternal and everlasting. The Guru's Word cuts away the noose of Death. The Guru's Word is always with the soul. Through the Guru's Word, one is immersed in the Love of the Lord. || 1 || Whatever the Guru gives, is useful to the mind. Whatever the Saint does - accept that as True. || 1 || Pause || The Guru's Word is infallible and unchanging. Through the Guru's Word, doubt and prejudice are dispelled. The Guru's Word never goes away; through the Guru's Word, we sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 2 || The Guru's Word accompanies the soul. The Guru's Word is the Master of the masterless. The Guru's Word saves one from falling into hell. Through the Guru's Word, the tongue savors the Ambrosial Nectar. || 3 || The Guru's Word is revealed in the world. Through the Guru's Word, no one suffers defeat. O Nanak, the True Guru is always kind and compassionate, unto those whom the Lord Himself has blessed with His Mercy. || 4 || 5 || 74 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: He makes jewels out of the dust, and He managed to preserve you in the womb. He has given you fame and greatness; meditate on that God, twenty-four hours a day. || 1 || O Lord, I seek the dust of the feet of the Holy. Meeting the Guru, I meditate on my Lord and Master. || 1 || Pause || He transformed me, the fool, into a fine speaker, and He made the unconscious become conscious; by His Grace, I have obtained the nine treasures. May I never forget that God from my mind. || 2 || He has given a home to the homeless; He has given honor to the dishonored. He has fulfilled all desires; remember Him in meditation, day and night, with every breath and every morsel of food. || 3 || By His Grace, the bonds of Maya are cut away. By Guru's Grace, the bitter poison has become Ambrosial Nectar. Says Nanak, I cannot do anything; I praise the Lord, the Protector. || 4 || 6 || 75 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: In His Sanctuary, there is no fear or sorrow. Without Him, nothing at all can be done. I have renounced clever tricks, power and intellectual corruption. God is the Protector of His servant. || 1 || Meditate, O my mind, on the Lord, Raam, Raam, with love. Within your home, and beyond it, He is always with you. || 1 || Pause || Keep His Support in your mind.


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Taste the ambrosial essence, the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Of what use are other efforts? Showing His Mercy, the Lord Himself protects our honor. || 2 || What is the human? What power does he have? All the tumult of Maya is false. Our Lord and Master is the One who acts, and causes others to act. He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of all hearts. || 3 || Of all comforts, this is the true comfort. Keep the Guru's Teachings in your mind. Those who bear love for the Name of the Lord - says Nanak, they are blessed, and very fortunate. || 4 || 7 || 76 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: Listening to the Lord's sermon, my pollution has been washed away. I have become totally pure, and I now walk in peace. By great good fortune, I found the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; I have fallen in love with the Supreme Lord God. || 1 || Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, His servant has been carried across. The Guru has lifted me up and carried me across the ocean of fire. || 1 || Pause || Singing the Kirtan of His Praises, my mind has become peaceful; the residues of the mistakes of countless incarnations have been washed away. I have seen all the treasures within my own mind; why should I now go out searching for them? || 2 || When God Himself becomes merciful, the work of His servant becomes perfect. He has cut away my bonds, and made me His slave. Remember, remember, remember Him in meditation; He is the treasure of excellence. || 3 || He alone is in the mind; He alone is everywhere. The Perfect Lord is totally permeating and pervading everywhere. The Perfect Guru has dispelled all doubts. Remembering the Lord in meditation, Nanak has found peace. || 4 || 8 || 77 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: Those who have died have been forgotten. Those who survive have fastened their belts. They are busily occupied in their affairs; they cling twice as hard to Maya. || 1 || No one thinks of the time of death; people grasp to hold that which shall pass away. || 1 || Pause || The fools - their bodies are bound down by desires. They are mired in sexual desire, anger and attachment; the Righteous Judge of Dharma stands over their heads. Believing it to be sweet, the fools eat poison. || 2 || They say, "I shall tie up my enemy, and I shall cut him down. Who dares to set foot upon my land? I am learned, I am clever and wise." The ignorant ones do not recognize their Creator. || 3 || The Lord Himself knows His Own state and condition. What can anyone say? How can anyone describe Him? Whatever He attaches us to - to that we are attached. Everyone begs for their own good. || 4 || Everything is Yours; You are the Creator Lord. You have no end or limitation. Please give this gift to Your servant, that Nanak might never forget the Naam. || 5 || 9 || 78 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: By all sorts of efforts, people do not find salvation. Through clever tricks, the weight is only piled on more and more.


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Serving the Lord with a pure heart, you shall be received with honor at God's Court. || 1 || O my mind, hold tight to the Support of the Lord's Name. The hot winds shall never even touch you. || 1 || Pause || Like a boat in the ocean of fear; like a lamp which illumines the darkness; like fire which takes away the pain of cold - just so, chanting the Name, the mind becomes peaceful. || 2 || The thirst of your mind shall be quenched, and all hopes shall be fulfilled. Your consciousness shall not waver. Meditate on the Ambrosial Naam as Gurmukh, O my friend. || 3 || He alone receives the panacea, the medicine of the Naam, unto whom the Lord, in His Grace, bestows it. One whose heart is filled with the Name of the Lord, Har, Har - O Nanak, his pains and sorrows are eliminated. || 4 || 10 || 79 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: Even with vast sums of wealth, the mind is not satisfied. Gazing upon countless beauties, the man is not satisfied. He is so involved with his wife and sons - he believes that they belong to him. That wealth shall pass away, and those relatives shall be reduced to ashes. || 1 || Without meditating and vibrating on the Lord, they are crying out in pain. Their bodies are cursed, and their wealth is cursed - they are imbued with Maya. || 1 || Pause || The servant carries the bags of money on his head, but it goes to his master's house, and he receives only pain. The man sits as a king in his dreams, but when he opens his eyes, he sees that it was all in vain. || 2 || The watchman oversees the field of another, but the field belongs to his master, while he must get up and depart. He works so hard, and suffers for that field, but still, nothing comes into his hands. || 3 || The dream is His, and the kingdom is His; He who has given the wealth of Maya, has infused the desire for it. He Himself annihilates, and He Himself restores. Nanak offers this prayer to God. || 4 || 11 || 80 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: I have gazed upon the many forms of Maya, in so many ways. With pen and paper, I have written clever things. I have seen what it is to be a chief, a king, and an emperor, but they do not satisfy the mind. || 1 || Show me that peace, O Saints, which will quench my thirst and satisfy my mind. || 1 || Pause || You may have horses as fast as the wind, elephants to ride on, sandalwood oil, and beautiful women in bed, actors in dramas, singing in theaters - but even with them, the mind does not find contentment. || 2 || You may have a throne at the royal court, with beautiful decorations and soft carpets, all sorts of luscious fruits and beautiful gardens, the excitement of the chase and princely pleasures - but still, the mind is not made happy by such illusory diversions. || 3 || In their kindness, the Saints have told me of the True One, and so I have obtained all comforts and joy. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I sing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. Says Nanak, through great good fortune, I have found this. || 4 || One who obtains the wealth of the Lord becomes happy. By God's Grace, I have joined the Saadh Sangat. || 1 || Second Pause || 12 || 81 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE,


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FIFTH MEHL: The mortal claims this body as his own. Again and again, he clings to it. He is entangled with his children, his wife and household affairs. He cannot be the slave of the Lord. || 1 || What is that way, by which the Lord's Praises might be sung? What is that intellect, by which this person might swim across, O mother? || 1 || Pause || That which is for his own good, he thinks is evil. If someone tells him the truth, he looks upon that as poison. He cannot tell victory from defeat. This is the way of life in the world of the faithless cynic. || 2 || The demented fool drinks in the deadly poison, while he believes the Ambrosial Naam to be bitter. He does not even approach the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; he wanders lost through 8.4 million incarnations. || 3 || The birds are caught in the net of Maya; immersed in the pleasures of love, they frolic in so many ways. Says Nanak, the Perfect Guru has cut away the noose from those, unto whom the Lord has shown His Mercy. || 4 || 13 || 82 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: By Your Grace, we find the Way. By God's Grace, we meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. By God's Grace, we are released from our bondage. By Your Grace, egotism is eradicated. || 1 || As You assign me, so I take to Your service. By myself, I cannot do anything at all, O Divine Lord. || 1 || Pause || If it pleases You, then I sing the Word of Your Bani. If it pleases You, then I speak the Truth. If it pleases You, then the True Guru showers His Mercy upon me. All peace comes by Your Kindness, God. || 2 || Whatever pleases You is a pure action of karma. Whatever pleases You is the true faith of Dharma. The treasure of all excellence is with You. Your servant prays to You, O Lord and Master. || 3 || The mind and body become immaculate through the Lord's Love. All peace is found in the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation. My mind remains attuned to Your Name; Nanak affirms this as his greatest pleasure. || 4 || 14 || 83 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: You may taste the other flavors, but your thirst shall not depart, even for an instant. But when you taste the sweet flavor the the Lord's sublime essence - upon tasting it, you shall be wonder-struck and amazed. || 1 || O dear beloved tongue, drink in the Ambrosial Nectar. Imbued with this sublime essence, you shall be satisfied. || 1 || Pause || O tongue, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. Each and every moment, meditate on the Lord, Har, Har, Har. Do not listen to any other, and do not go anywhere else. By great good fortune, you shall find the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 2 || Twenty-four hours a day, O tongue, dwell upon God, the Unfathomable, Supreme Lord and Master. Here and hereafter, you shall be happy forever. Chanting the Glorious Praises of the Lord, O tongue, you shall become priceless. || 3 || All the vegetation will blossom forth for you, flowering in fruition; imbued with this sublime essence, you shall never leave it again. No other sweet and tasty flavors can compare to it. Says Nanak, the Guru has become my Support. || 4 || 15 || 84 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: The mind is the temple, and the body is the fence built around it.


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The infinite substance is within it. Within it, the great merchant is said to dwell. Who is the trader who deals there? || 1 || How rare is that trader who deals in the jewel of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. He takes the Ambrosial Nectar as his food. || 1 || Pause || He dedicates his mind and body to serving the Lord. How can we please the Lord? I fall at His Feet, and I renounce all sense of 'mine and yours'. Who can settle this bargain? || 2 || How can I attain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence? How can I get Him to call me inside? You are the Great Merchant; You have millions of traders. Who is the benefactor? Who can take me to Him? || 3 || Seeking and searching, I have found my own home, deep within my own being. The True Lord has shown me the priceless jewel. When the Great Merchant shows His Mercy, He blends us into Himself. Says Nanak, place your faith in the Guru. || 4 || 16 || 85 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL, GWAARAYREE: Night and day, they remain in the Love of the One. They know that God is always with them. They make the Name of their Lord and Master their way of life; they are satisfied and fulfilled with the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan. || 1 || Imbued with the Love of the Lord, their minds and bodies are rejuvenated, entering the Sanctuary of the Perfect Guru. || 1 || Pause || The Lord's Lotus Feet are the Support of the soul. They see only the One, and obey His Order. There is only one trade, and one occupation. They know no other than the Formless Lord. || 2 || They are free of both pleasure and pain. They remain unattached, joined to the Lord's Way. They are seen among all, and yet they are distinct from all. They focus their meditation on the Supreme Lord God. || 3 || How can I describe the Glories of the Saints? Their knowledge is unfathomable; their limits cannot be known. O Supreme Lord God, please shower Your Mercy upon me. Bless Nanak with the dust of the feet of the Saints. || 4 || 17 || 86 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: You are my Companion; You are my Best Friend. You are my Beloved; I am in love with You. You are my honor; You are my decoration. Without You, I cannot survive, even for an instant. || 1 || You are my Intimate Beloved, You are my breath of life. You are my Lord and Master; You are my Leader. || 1 || Pause || As You keep me, so do I survive. Whatever You say, that is what I do. Wherever I look, there I see You dwelling. O my Fearless Lord, with my tongue, I chant Your Name. || 2 || You are my nine treasures, You are my storehouse. I am imbued with Your Love; You are the Support of my mind. You are my Glory; I am blended with You. You are my Shelter; You are my Anchoring Support. || 3 || Deep within my mind and body, I meditate on You. I have obtained Your secret from the Guru. Through the True Guru, the One and only Lord was implanted within me; servant Nanak has taken to the Support of the Lord, Har, Har, Har. || 4 || 18 || 87 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL:


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It torments us with the expression of pleasure and pain. It torments us through incarnations in heaven and hell. It is seen to afflict the rich, the poor and the glorious. The source of this illness which torments us is greed. || 1 || Maya torments us in so many ways. But the Saints live under Your Protection, God. || 1 || Pause || It torments us through intoxication with intellectual pride. It torments us through the love of children and spouse. It torments us through elephants, horses and beautiful clothes. It torments us through the intoxication of wine and the beauty of youth. || 2 || It torments landlords, paupers and lovers of pleasure. It torments us through the sweet sounds of music and parties. It torments us through beautiful beds, palaces and decorations. It torments us through the darkness of the five evil passions. || 3 || It torments those who act, entangled in ego. It torments us through household affairs, and it torments us in renunciation. It torments us through character, lifestyle and social status. It torments us through everything, except for those who are imbued with the Love of the Lord. || 4 || The Sovereign Lord King has cut away the bonds of His Saints. How can Maya torment them? Says Nanak, Maya does not draw near those who have obtained the dust of the feet of the Saints. || 5 || 19 || 88 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: The eyes are asleep in corruption, gazing upon the beauty of another. The ears are asleep, listening to slanderous stories. The tongue is asleep, in its desire for sweet flavors. The mind is asleep, fascinated by Maya. || 1 || Those who remain awake in this house are very rare; by doing so, they receive the whole thing. || 1 || Pause || All of my companions are intoxicated with their sensory pleasures; they do not know how to guard their own home. The five thieves have plundered them; the thugs descend upon the unguarded village. || 2 || Our mothers and fathers cannot save us from them; friends and brothers cannot protect us from them - they cannot be restrained by wealth or cleverness. Only through the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, can those villains be brought under control. || 3 || Have Mercy upon me, O Lord, Sustainer of the world. The dust of the feet of the Saints is all the treasure I need. In the Company of the True Guru, one's investment remains intact. Nanak is awake to the Love of the Supreme Lord. || 4 || He alone is awake, unto whom God shows His Mercy. This investment, wealth and property shall remain intact. || 1 || Second Pause || 20 || 89 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: Kings and emperors are under His Power. The whole world is under His Power. Everything is done by His doing; other than Him, there is nothing at all. || 1 || Offer your prayers to your True Guru; He will resolve your affairs. || 1 || Pause || The Darbaar of His Court is the most exalted of all. His Name is the Support of all His devotees. The Perfect Master is pervading everywhere. His Glory is manifest in each and every heart. || 2 || Remembering Him in meditation, the home of sorrow is abolished. Remembering Him in meditation, the Messenger of Death shall not touch you. Remembering Him in meditation, the dry branches become green again.


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Remembering Him in meditation, sinking stones are made to float. || 3 || I salute and applaud the Society of the Saints. The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is the Support of the breath of life of His servant. Says Nanak, the Lord has heard my prayer; by the Grace of the Saints, I dwell in the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 21 || 90 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: By the Blessed Vision of the True Guru's Darshan, the fire of desire is quenched. Meeting the True Guru, egotism is subdued. In the Company of the True Guru, the mind does not waver. The Gurmukh speaks the Ambrosial Word of Gurbani. || 1 || He sees the True One pervading the whole world; he is imbued with the True One. I have become cool and tranquil, knowing God, through the Guru. || 1 || Pause || By the Grace of the Saints, one chants the Lord's Name. By the Grace of the Saints, one sings the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. By the Grace of the Saints, all pains are erased. By the Grace of the Saints, one is released from bondage. || 2 || By the kind Mercy of the Saints, emotional attachment and doubt are removed. Taking a bath in the dust of the feet of the Holy - this is true Dharmic faith. By the kindness of the Holy, the Lord of the Universe becomes merciful. The life of my soul is with the Holy. || 3 || Meditating on the Merciful Lord, the Treasure of Mercy, I have obtained a seat in the Saadh Sangat. I am worthless, but God has been kind to me. In the Saadh Sangat, Nanak has taken to the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 22 || 91 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I meditate on the Lord God. The Guru has given me the Mantra of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Shedding my ego, I have become free of hate. Twenty-four hours a day, I worship the Guru's Feet. || 1 || Now, my evil sense of alienation is eliminated, since I have heard the Praises of the Lord with my ears. || 1 || Pause || The Savior Lord is the treasure of intuitive peace, poise and bliss. He shall save me in the end. My pains, sufferings, fears and doubts have been erased. He has mercifully saved me from coming and going in reincarnation. || 2 || He Himself beholds, speaks and hears all. O my mind, meditate on the One who is always with you. By the Grace of the Saints, the Light has dawned. The One Lord, the Treasure of Excellence, is perfectly pervading everywhere. || 3 || Pure are those who speak, and sanctified are those who hear and sing, forever and ever, the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. Says Nanak, when the Lord bestows His Mercy, all one's efforts are fulfilled. || 4 || 23 || 92 || GAUREE GWAARAYREE, FIFTH MEHL: He breaks our bonds, and inspires us to chant the Lord's Name. With the mind centered in meditation on the True Lord, anguish is eradicated, and one comes to dwell in peace. Such is the True Guru, the Great Giver. || 1 || He alone is the Giver of peace, who inspires us to chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord. By His Grace, He leads us to merge with Him. || 1 || Pause || He unites with Himself those unto whom He has shown His Mercy. All treasures are received from the Guru. Renouncing selfishness and conceit, coming and going come to an end. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the Supreme Lord God is recognized. || 2 || God has become merciful to His humble servant.

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