Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation

 
 

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Please bless Nanak with the dust of the feet of the Holy. || 4 || 75 || 144 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: They wear and eat the gifts from the Lord; how can laziness help them, O mother? || 1 || Forgetting her Husband Lord, and attaching herself to other affairs, the soul-bride throws away the precious jewel in exchange for a mere shell. || 1 || Pause || Forsaking God, she is attached to other desires. But who has gained honor by saluting the slave? || 2 || They consume food and drink, delicious and sublime as ambrosial nectar. But the dog does not know the One who has bestowed these. || 3 || Says Nanak, I have been unfaithful to my own nature. Please forgive me, O God, O Searcher of hearts. || 4 || 76 || 145 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: I meditate on the Feet of God within my mind. This is my cleansing bath at all the sacred shrines of pilgrimage. || 1 || Meditate in remembrance on the Lord every day, O my Siblings of Destiny. Thus, the filth of millions of incarnations shall be taken away. || 1 || Pause || Enshrine the Lord's Sermon within your heart, and you shall obtain all the desires of your mind. || 2 || Redeemed is the life, death and birth of those, within whose hearts the Lord God abides. || 3 || Says Nanak, those humble beings are perfect, who are blessed with the dust of the feet of the Holy. || 4 || 77 || 146 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: They eat and wear what they are given, but still, they deny the Lord. The messengers of the Righteous Judge of Dharma shall hunt them down. || 1 || They are unfaithful to the One, who has given them body and soul. Through millions of incarnations, for so many lifetimes, they wander lost. || 1 || Pause || Such is the lifestyle of the faithless cynics; everything they do is evil. || 2 || Within their minds, they have forgotten that Lord and Master, who created the soul, breath of life, mind and body. || 3 || Their wickedness and corruption have increased - they are recorded in volumes of books. O Nanak, they are saved only by the Mercy of God, the Ocean of peace. || 4 || O Supreme Lord God, I have come to Your Sanctuary. Break my bonds, and carry me across, with the Lord's Name. || 1 || Second Pause || 78 || 147 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: For their own advantage, they make God their friend. He fulfills all their desires, and blesses them with the state of liberation. || 1 || Everyone should make Him such a friend. No one goes away empty-handed from Him. || 1 || Pause || For their own purposes, they enshrine the Lord in the heart; all pain, suffering and disease are taken away. || 2 || Their tongues learn the habit of chanting the Lord's Name, and all their works are brought to perfection. || 3 || So many times, Nanak is a sacrifice to Him; fruitful is the Blessed Vision, the Darshan, of my Lord of the Universe. || 4 || 79 || 148 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Millions of obstacles are removed in an instant, for those who listen to the Sermon of the Lord, Har, Har, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 1 || They drink in the sublime essence of the Lord's Name, the Ambrosial Elixir. Meditating on the Lord's Feet, hunger is taken away. || 1 || Pause || The treasure of all happiness, celestial peace and poise, are obtained by those, whose hearts are filled with the Lord God.


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|| 2 || All medicines and remedies, mantras and tantras are nothing more than ashes. Enshrine the Creator Lord within your heart. || 3 || Renounce all your doubts, and vibrate upon the Supreme Lord God. Says Nanak, this path of Dharma is eternal and unchanging. || 4 || 80 || 149 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord bestowed His Mercy, and led me to meet the Guru. By His power, no disease afflicts me. || 1 || Remembering the Lord, I cross over the terrifying world-ocean. In the Sanctuary of the spiritual warrior, the account books of the Messenger of Death are torn up. || 1 || Pause || The True Guru has given me the Mantra of the Lord's Name. By this Support, my affairs have been resolved. || 2 || Meditation, self-discipline, self-control and perfect greatness were obtained when the Merciful Lord, the Guru, became my Help and Support. || 3 || The Guru has dispelled pride, emotional attachment and superstition. Nanak sees the Supreme Lord God pervading everywhere. || 4 || 81 || 150 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: The blind beggar is better off than the vicious king. Overcome by pain, the blind man invokes the Lord's Name. || 1 || You are the glorious greatness of Your slave. The intoxication of Maya leads the others to hell. || 1 || Pause || Gripped by disease, they invoke the Name. But those who are intoxicated with vice shall find no home, no place of rest. || 2 || One who is in love with the Lord's Lotus Feet, does not think of any other comforts. || 3 || Forever and ever, meditate on God, your Lord and Master. O Nanak, meet with the Lord, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. || 4 || 82 || 151 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Twenty-four hours a day, the highway robbers are my companions. Granting His Grace, God has driven them away. || 1 || Everyone should dwell on the Sweet Name of such a Lord. God is overflowing with all power. || 1 || Pause || The world-ocean is burning hot! In an instant, God saves us, and carries us across. || 2 || There are so many bonds, they cannot be broken. Remembering the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the fruit of liberation is obtained. || 3 || By clever devices, nothing is accomplished. Grant Your Grace to Nanak, that he may sing the Glories of God. || 4 || 83 || 152 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Those who obtain the wealth of the Lord's Name move freely in the world; all their affairs are resolved. || 1 || By great good fortune, the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises are sung. O Supreme Lord God, as You give, so do I receive. || 1 || Pause || Enshrine the Lord's Feet within your heart. Get aboard this boat, and cross over the terrifying world-ocean. || 2 || Everyone who joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, obtains eternal peace; pain does not afflict them any longer. || 3 || With loving devotional worship, meditate on the treasure of excellence. O Nanak, you shall be honored in the Court of the Lord. || 4 || 84 || 153 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord, our Friend, is totally pervading the water, the land and the skies. Doubts are dispelled by continually singing the Lord's Glorious Praises. || 1 || While rising up, and while lying down in sleep, the Lord is always with you, watching over you. Remembering Him in meditation, the fear of Death departs. || 1 || Pause ||


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With God's Lotus Feet abiding in the heart, all suffering comes to an end. || 2 || The One Lord is my hope, honor, power and wealth. Within my mind is the Support of the True Banker. || 3 || I am the poorest and most helpless servant of the Holy. O Nanak, giving me His Hand, God has protected me. || 4 || 85 || 154 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Taking my cleansing bath in the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, I have been purified. Its reward surpasses the giving of charity at millions of solar eclipses. || 1 || Pause || With the Lord's Feet abiding in the heart, the sinful mistakes of countless incarnations are removed. || 1 || I have obtained the reward of the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. I no longer have to gaze upon the way of death. || 2 || In thought, word and deed, seek the Support of the Lord of the Universe; thus you shall be saved from the poisonous world-ocean. || 3 || Granting His Grace, God has made me His Own. Nanak chants and meditates on the Chant of the Lord's Name. || 4 || 86 || 155 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Seek the Sanctuary of those who have come to know the Lord. Your mind and body shall become cool and peaceful, imbued with the Feet of the Lord. || 1 || If God, the Destroyer of fear, does not dwell within your mind, you shall spend countless incarnations in fear and dread. || 1 || Pause || Those who have the Lord's Name dwelling within their hearts have all their desires and tasks fulfilled. || 2 || Birth, old age and death are in His Power, so remember that All-powerful Lord with each breath and morsel of food. || 3 || The One God is my Intimate, Best Friend and Companion. The Naam, the Name of my Lord and Master, is Nanak's only Support. || 4 || 87 || 156 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: When they are out and about, they keep Him enshrined in their hearts; returning home, the Lord of the Universe is still with them. || 1 || The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is the Companion of His Saints. Their minds and bodies are imbued with the Love of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || By Guru's Grace, one crosses over the world-ocean; the sinful mistakes of countless incarnations are all washed away. || 2 || Honor and intuitive awareness are acquired through the Name of the Lord God. The Teachings of the Perfect Guru are immaculate and pure. || 3 || Within your heart, meditate on the His Lotus Feet. Nanak lives by beholding the Lord's Expansive Power. || 4 || 88 || 157 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Blessed is this place, where the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe are sung. God Himself bestows peace and pleasure. || 1 || Pause || Misfortune occurs where the Lord is not remembered in meditation. There are millions of joys where the Glorious Praises of the Lord are sung. || 1 || Forgetting the Lord, all sorts of pains and diseases come. Serving God, the Messenger of Death will not even approach you. || 2 || Very blessed, stable and sublime is that place, where the Name of God alone is chanted. || 3 || Wherever I go, my Lord and Master is with me. Nanak has met the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. || 4 || 89 || 158 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: That mortal who meditates on the Lord of the Universe, whether educated or uneducated, obtains the state of supreme dignity. || 1 || In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, meditate on the Lord of the World. Without the Name, wealth and property are false. || 1 || Pause ||


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They alone are handsome, clever and wise, who surrender to the Will of God. || 2 || Blessed is their coming into this world, if they recognize their Lord and Master in each and every heart. || 3 || Says Nanak, their good fortune is perfect, if they enshrine the Lord's Feet within their minds. || 4 || 90 || 159 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord's servant does not associate with the faithless cynic. One is in the clutches of vice, while the other is in love with the Lord. || 1 || Pause || It would be like an imaginary rider on a decorated horse, or a eunuch caressing a woman. || 1 || It would be like tying up an ox and trying to milk it, or riding a cow to chase a tiger. || 2 || It would be like taking a sheep and worshipping it as the Elysian cow, the giver of all blessings; it would be like going out shopping without any money. || 3 || O Nanak, consciously meditate on the Lord's Name. Meditate in remembrance on the Lord Master, your Best Friend. || 4 || 91 || 160 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Pure and steady is that intellect, which drinks in the Lord's sublime essence. || 1 || Keep the Support of the Lord's Feet in your heart, and you shall be saved from the cycle of birth and death. || 1 || Pause || Pure is that body, in which sin does not arise. In the Love of the Lord is pure glory. || 2 || In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, corruption is eradicated. This is the greatest blessing of all. || 3 || Imbued with loving devotional worship of the Sustainer of the Universe, Nanak asks for the dust of the feet of the Holy. || 4 || 92 || 161 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Such is my love for the Lord of the Universe; through perfect good destiny, I have been united with Him. || 1 || Pause || As the wife is delighted upon beholding her husband, so does the Lord's humble servant live by chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 1 || As the mother is rejuvenated upon seeing her son, so is the Lord's humble servant imbued with Him, through and through. || 2 || As the greedy man rejoices upon beholding his wealth, so is the mind of the Lord's humble servant attached to His Lotus Feet. || 3 || May I never forget You, for even an instant, O Great Giver! Nanak's God is the Support of his breath of life. || 4 || 93 || 162 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Those humble beings who are accustomed to the Lord's sublime essence, are pierced through with loving devotional worship of the Lord's Lotus Feet. || 1 || Pause || All other pleasures look like ashes; without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the world is fruitless. || 1 || He Himself rescues us from the deep dark well. Wondrous and Glorious are the Praises of the Lord of the Universe. || 2 || In the woods and meadows, and throughout the three worlds, the Sustainer of the Universe is pervading. The Expansive Lord God is Merciful to all beings. || 3 || Says Nanak, that speech alone is excellent, which is approved by the Creator Lord. || 4 || 94 || 163 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Every day, take your bath in the Sacred Pool of the Lord. Mix and drink in the most delicious, sublime Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || The water of the Name of the Lord of the Universe is immaculate and pure.


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Take your cleansing bath in it, and all your affairs shall be resolved. || 1 || In the Society of the Saints, spiritual conversations take place. The sinful mistakes of millions of incarnations are erased. || 2 || The Holy Saints meditate in remembrance, in ecstasy. Their minds and bodies are immersed in supreme ecstasy. || 3 || Slave Nanak is a sacrifice to those who have obtained the treasure of the Lord's Feet. || 4 || 95 || 164 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Do only that, by which no filth or pollution shall stick to you. Let your mind remain awake and aware, singing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. || 1 || Pause || Meditate in remembrance on the One Lord; do not be in love with duality. In the Society of the Saints, chant only the Name. || 1 || The karma of good actions, the Dharma of righteous living, religious rituals, fasts and worship - practice these, but do not know any other than the Supreme Lord God. || 2 || Those who place their love in God - their works are brought to fruition. || 3 || Infinitely invaluable is that Vaishnaav, that worshipper of Vishnu, says Nanak, who has renounced corruption. || 4 || 96 || 165 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: They desert you even when you are alive, O madman; what good can they do when someone is dead? || 1 || Meditate in remembrance on the Lord of the Universe in your mind and body - this is your pre-ordained destiny. The poison of Maya is of no use at all. || 1 || Pause || Those who have eaten this poison of deception - their thirst shall never depart. || 2 || The treacherous world-ocean is filled with terrible pain. Without the Lord's Name, how can anyone cross over? || 3 || Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall be saved here and hereafter. O Nanak, worship and adore the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 97 || 166 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: The bearded emperor who struck down the poor, has been burnt in the fire by the Supreme Lord God. || 1 || The Creator administers true justice. He is the Saving Grace of His slaves. || 1 || Pause || In the beginning, and throughout the ages, His glory is manifest. The slanderer died after contracting the deadly fever. || 2 || He is killed, and no one can save him. Here and hereafter, his reputation is evil. || 3 || The Lord hugs His slaves close in His Embrace. Nanak seeks the Lord's Sanctuary, and meditates on the Naam. || 4 || 98 || 167 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: The memorandum was proven to be false by the Lord Himself. The sinner is now suffering in despair. || 1 || Those who have my Lord of the Universe as their support - death does not even approach them. || 1 || Pause || In the True Court, they lie; the blind fools strike their own heads with their own hands. || 2 || Sickness afflicts those who commit sins; God Himself sits as the Judge. || 3 || By their own actions, they are bound and gagged. All their wealth is gone, along with their lives. || 4 || Nanak has taken to the Sanctuary of the Lord's Court; my Creator has preserved my honor. || 5 || 99 || 168 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: The dust of the feet of the humble beings is so sweet to my mind. Perfect karma is the mortal's pre-ordained destiny. || 1 || Pause ||


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The mind is overflowing with the greasy dirt of egotistical pride. With the dust of the feet of the Holy, it is scrubbed clean. || 1 || The body may be washed with loads of water, and yet its filth is not removed, and it does not become clean. || 2 || I have met the True Guru, who is merciful forever. Meditating, meditating in remembrance on the Lord, I am rid of the fear of death. || 3 || Liberation, pleasures and worldly success are all in the Lord's Name. With loving devotional worship, O Nanak, sing His Glorious Praises. || 4 || 100 || 169 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord's slaves attain the highest status of life. Meeting them, the soul is enlightened. || 1 || Those who listen with their mind and ears to the Lord's meditative remembrance, are blessed with peace at the Lord's Gate, O mortal. || 1 || Pause || Twenty-four hours a day, meditate on the Sustainer of the World. O Nanak, gazing on the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, I am enraptured. || 2 || 101 || 170 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Peace and tranquility have come; the Guru, the Lord of the Universe, has brought it. The burning sins have departed, O my Siblings of Destiny. || 1 || Pause || With your tongue, continually chant the Lord's Name. Disease shall depart, and you shall be saved. || 1 || Contemplate the Glorious Virtues of the Unfathomable Supreme Lord God. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall be emancipated. || 2 || Sing the Glories of God each and every day; your afflictions shall be dispelled, and you shall be saved, my humble friend. || 3 || In thought, word and deed, I meditate on my God. Slave Nanak has come to Your Sanctuary. || 4 || 102 || 171 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: The Divine Guru has opened his eyes. Doubt has been dispelled; my service has been successful. || 1 || Pause || The Giver of joy has saved him from smallpox. The Supreme Lord God has granted His Grace. || 1 || O Nanak, he alone lives, who chants the Naam, the Name of the Lord. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, drink deeply of the Lord's Ambrosial Nectar. || 2 || 103 || 172 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Blessed is that forehead, and blessed are those eyes; blessed are those devotees who are in love with You. || 1 || Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, how anyone find peace? With your tongue, chant the Praises of the Name of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || Nanak is a sacrifice to those who meditate on the Lord of Nirvaanaa. || 2 || 104 || 173 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: You are my Advisor; You are always with me. You preserve, protect and care for me. || 1 || Such is the Lord, our Help and Support in this world and the next. He protects the honor of His slave, O my Sibling of Destiny. || 1 || Pause || He alone exists hereafter; this place is in His Power. Twenty-four hours a day, O my mind, chant and meditate on the Lord. || 2 || His honor is acknowledged, and he bears the True Insignia; the Lord Himself issues His Royal Command. || 3 || He Himself is the Giver; He Himself is the Cherisher. Continually, continuously, O Nanak, dwell upon the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 105 || 174 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: When the Perfect True Guru becomes merciful, the Lord of the World abides in the heart forever. || 1 ||


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Meditating on the Lord, I have found eternal peace. The Sovereign Lord, the Perfect King, has shown His Mercy to me. || 1 || Pause || Says Nanak, one whose destiny is perfect, meditates on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, the Everlasting Husband. || 2 || 106 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: He opens his loin-cloth, and spreads it out beneath him. Like a donkey, he gulps down all that comes his way. || 1 || Without good deeds, liberation is not obtained. The wealth of liberation is only obtained by meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || He performs worship ceremonies, applies the ceremonial tilak mark to his forehead, and takes his ritual cleansing baths; he pulls out his knife, and demands donations. || 2 || With his mouth, he recites the Vedas in sweet musical measures, and yet he does not hesitate to take the lives of others. || 3 || Says Nanak, when God showers His Mercy, even his heart becomes pure, and he contemplates God. || 4 || 107 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Remain steady in the home of your own self, O beloved servant of the Lord. The True Guru shall resolve all your affairs. || 1 || Pause || The Transcendent Lord has struck down the wicked and the evil. The Creator has preserved the honor of His servant. || 1 || The kings and emperors are all under his power; he drinks deeply of the most sublime essence of the Ambrosial Naam. || 2 || Meditate fearlessly on the Lord God. Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, this gift is given. || 3 || Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of God, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts; he grasps the Support of God, his Lord and Master. || 4 || 108 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: One who is attuned to the Lord, shall not be burned in the fire. One who is attuned to the Lord, shall not be enticed by Maya. One who is attuned to the Lord, shall not be drowned in water. One who is attuned to the Lord, is prosperous and fruitful. || 1 || All fear is eradicated by Your Name. Joining the Sangat, the Holy Congregation, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Pause || One who is attuned to the Lord, is free of all anxieties. One who is attuned to the Lord, is blessed with the Mantra of the Holy. One who is attuned to the Lord, is not haunted by the fear of death. One who is attuned to the Lord, sees all his hopes fulfilled. || 2 || One who is attuned to the Lord, does not suffer in pain. One who is attuned to the Lord, remains awake and aware, night and day. One who is attuned to the Lord, dwells in the home of intuitive peace. One who is attuned to the Lord, sees his doubts and fears run away. || 3 || One who is attuned to the Lord, has the most sublime and exalted intellect. One who is attuned to the Lord, has a pure and spotless reputation. Says Nanak, I am a sacrifice to those who do not forget my God. || 4 || 109 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Through sincere efforts, the mind is made peaceful and calm. Walking on the Lord's Way, all pains are taken away. Chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the mind becomes blissful. Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, supreme bliss is obtained. || 1 || There is joy all around, and peace has come to my home. Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, misfortune disappears. || 1 || Pause || My eyes are purified, beholding the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. Blessed is the forehead which touches His Lotus Feet. Working for the Lord of the Universe, the body becomes fruitful.


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By the Grace of the Saints, I have obtained the supreme status. || 2 || The Lord is the Help and Support of His humble servant. I have found peace, falling at the feet of His slaves. When selfishness is gone, then one becomes the Lord Himself; seek the Sanctuary of the treasure of mercy. || 3 || When someone finds the One he has desired, then where should he go to look for Him? I have become steady and stable, and I dwell in the seat of peace. By Guru's Grace, Nanak has entered the home of peace. || 4 || 110 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: The merits of taking millions of ceremonial cleansing baths, the giving of hundreds of thousands, billions and trillions in charity - these are obtained by those whose minds are filled with the Name of the Lord. || 1 || Those who sing the Glories of the Lord of the World are totally pure. Their sins are erased, in the Sanctuary of the Kind and Holy Saints. || 1 || Pause || The merits of performing all sorts of austere acts of penance and self-discipline, earning huge profits and seeing one's desires fulfilled - these are obtained by chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, with the tongue. || 2 || The merits of reciting the Simritees, the Shaastras and the Vedas, knowledge of the science of Yoga, spiritual wisdom and the pleasure of miraculous spiritual powers - these come by surrendering the mind and meditating on the Name of God. || 3 || The wisdom of the Inaccessible and Infinite Lord is incomprehensible. Meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and contemplating the Naam within our hearts, O Nanak, God has showered His Mercy upon us. || 4 || 111 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Meditating, meditating, meditating in remembrance, I have found peace. I have enshrined the Lotus Feet of the Guru within my heart. || 1 || The Guru, the Lord of the Universe, the Supreme Lord God, is perfect. Worshipping Him, my mind has found a lasting peace. || Pause || Night and day, I meditate on the Guru, and the Name of the Guru. Thus all my works are brought to perfection. || 2 || Beholding the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, my mind has become cool and tranquil, and the sinful mistakes of countless incarnations have been washed away. || 3 || Says Nanak, where is fear now, O Siblings of Destiny? The Guru Himself has preserved the honor of His servant. || 4 || 112|| GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord Himself is the Help and Support of His servants. He always cherishes them, like their father and mother. || 1 || In God's Sanctuary, everyone is saved. That Perfect True Lord is the Doer, the Cause of causes. || Pause || My mind now dwells in the Creator Lord. My fears have been dispelled, and my soul has found the most sublime peace. || 2 || The Lord has granted His Grace, and saved His humble servant. The sinful mistakes of so many incarnations have been washed away. || 3 || The Greatness of God cannot be described. Servant Nanak is forever in His Sanctuary. || 4 || 113 ||

 

RAAG GAUREE CHAYTEE, FIFTH MEHL, DU-PADAS:

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

The power of the Lord is universal and perfect, O Siblings of Destiny. So no pain can ever afflict me. || 1 || Pause || Whatever the Lord's slave wishes, O mother, the Creator Himself causes that to be done. || 1 || God causes the slanderers to lose their honor.


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Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of the Fearless Lord. || 2 || 114 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: O Brave and Powerful God, Ocean of Peace, I fell into the pit - please, take my hand. || 1 || Pause || My ears do not hear, and my eyes are not beautiful. I am in such pain; I am a poor cripple, crying at Your Door. || 1 || O Master of the poor and helpless, O Embodiment of Compassion, You are my Friend and Intimate, my Father and Mother. Nanak holds tight to the Lord's Lotus Feet in his heart; thus the Saints cross over the terrifying world-ocean. || 2 || 2 || 115 ||

 

RAAG GAUREE BAIRAAGAN, FIFTH MEHL:

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

O Dear Lord God, my Best Friend, please, abide with me. || 1 || Pause || Without You, I cannot live, even for an instant, and my life in this world is cursed. O Breath of Life of the soul, O Giver of peace, each and every instant I am a sacrifice to You. || 1 || Please, God, give me the Support of Your Hand; lift me up and pull me out of this pit, O Lord of the World. I am worthless, with such a shallow intellect; You are always Merciful to the meek. || 2 || What comforts of Yours can I dwell upon? How can I contemplate You? You lovingly absorb Your slaves into Your Sanctuary, O Lofty, Inaccessible and Infinite Lord. || 3 || All wealth, and the eight miraculous spiritual powers are in the supremely sublime essence of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Those humble beings, with whom the beautifully-haired Lord is thoroughly pleased, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 4 || You are my mother, father, son and relative; You are the Support of the breath of life. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, Nanak meditates on the Lord, and swims across the poisonous world-ocean. || 5 || 1 || 116 ||

 

GAUREE BAIRAAGAN, CHHANTS OF REHOAY, FIFTH MEHL:

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

Is there anyone who will sing of the Beloved Lord? Surely, this will bring all pleasures and comforts. || Pause || The renunciate goes out into the woods, searching for Him. But those who embrace love for the One Lord are very rare. Those who find the Lord are very fortunate and blessed. || 1 || The Gods like Brahma and Sanak yearn for Him; the Yogis, celibates and Siddhas yearn for the Lord. One who is so blessed, sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 2 || I seek the Sanctuary of those who have not forgotten Him. By great good fortune, one meets the Lord's Saint. They are not subject to the cycle of birth and death. || 3 || Show Your Mercy, and lead me to meet You, O my Darling Beloved. Hear my prayer, O Lofty and Infinite God; Nanak begs for the Support of Your Name. || 4 || 1 || 117 ||


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RAAG GAUREE POORBEE, FIFTH MEHL:

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

By what virtues can I meet the Lord of life, O my mother? || 1 || Pause || I have no beauty, understanding or strength; I am a stranger, from far away. || 1 || I am not wealthy or youthful. I am an orphan - please, unite me with Yourself. || 2 || Searching and searching, I have become a renunciate, free of desire. I wander around, searching for the Blessed Vision of God's Darshan. || 3 || God is Compassionate, and Merciful to the meek; O Nanak, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the fire of desire has been quenched. || 4 || 1 || 118 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: The loving desire to meet my Beloved has arisen within my mind. I touch His Feet, and offer my prayer to Him. If only I had the great good fortune to meet the Saint. || 1 || Pause || I surrender my mind to Him; I place my wealth before Him. I totally renounce my selfish ways. One who teaches me the Sermon of the Lord God - night and day, I shall follow Him. || 1 || When the seed of the karma of past actions sprouted, I met the Lord; He is both the Enjoyer and the Renunciate. My darkness was dispelled when I met the Lord. O Nanak, after being asleep for countless incarnations, I have awakened. || 2 || 2 || 119 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Come out, O soul-bird, and let the meditative remembrance of the Lord be your wings. Meet the Holy Saint, take to His Sanctuary, and keep the perfect jewel of the Lord enshrined in your heart. || 1 || Pause || Superstition is the well, thirst for pleasure is the mud, and emotional attachment is the noose, so tight around your neck. The only one who can cut this is the Guru of the World, the Lord of the Universe. So let yourself dwell at His Lotus Feet. || 1 || Bestow Your Mercy, O Lord of the Universe, O God, My Beloved, Master of the meek - please, listen to my prayer. Take my hand, O Lord and Master of Nanak; my body and soul all belong to You. || 2 || 3 || 120 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: My mind yearns to behold the Lord in meditation. I think of Him, I hope and thirst for Him, day and night; is there any Saint who may bring Him near me? || 1 || Pause || I serve the slaves of His slaves; in so many ways, I beg of Him. Setting them upon the scale, I have weighed all comforts and pleasures; without the Lord's Blessed Vision, they are all totally inadequate. || 1 || By the Grace of the Saints, I sing the Praises of the Ocean of virtue; after countless incarnations, I have been released. Meeting the Lord, Nanak has found peace and bliss; his life is redeemed, and prosperity dawns for him. || 2 || 4 || 121 ||

 

RAAG GAUREE POORBEE, FIFTH MEHL:

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

How may I meet my Master, the King, the Lord of the Universe? Is there any Saint, who can bestow such celestial peace, and show me the Way to Him?


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|| 1 || Pause || The Unseen Lord is deep within the self; He cannot be seen; the curtain of egotism intervenes. In emotional attachment to Maya, all the world is asleep. Tell me, how can this doubt be dispelled? || 1 || The one lives together with the other in the same house, but they do not talk to one another, O Siblings of Destiny. Without the one substance, the five are miserable; that substance is in the unapproachable place. || 2 || And the one whose home it is, has locked it up, and given the key to the Guru. You may make all sorts of efforts, but it cannot be obtained, without the Sanctuary of the True Guru. || 3 || Those whose bonds have been broken by the True Guru, enshrine love for the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. The self-elect, the self-realized beings, meet together and sing the joyous songs of the Lord. Nanak, there is no difference between them, O Siblings of Destiny. || 4 || This is how my Sovereign Lord King, the Lord of the Universe, is met; celestial bliss is attained in an instant, and doubt is dispelled. Meeting Him, my light merges in the Light. || 1 || Second Pause || 1 || 122 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: I am intimate with Him; granting His Grace, my Kind Beloved has told me of the True Guru. || 1 || Pause || Wherever I look, there You are; I am totally convinced of this. Unto whom should I pray? The Lord Himself hears all. || 1 || My anxiety is over. The Guru has cut away my bonds, and I have found eternal peace. Whatever shall be, shall be in the end; so where can pain and pleasure be seen? || 2 || The continents and the solar systems rest in the support of the One Lord. The Guru has removed the veil of illusion, and shown this to me. The nine treasures of the wealth of the Name of the Lord are in that one place. Where else should we go? || 3 || The same gold is fashioned into various articles; just so, the Lord has made the many patterns of the creation. Says Nanak, the Guru has dispelled my doubt; in this way, my essence merges into God's essence. || 4 || 2 || 123 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: This life is diminishing, day and night. Meeting with the Guru, your affairs shall be resolved. || 1 || Pause || Listen, my friends, I beg of you: now is the time to serve the Saints! In this world, earn the profit of the Lord's Name, and hereafter, you shall dwell in peace. || 1 || This world is engrossed in corruption and cynicism. Only those who know God are saved. Those who are awakened by the Lord to drink in this sublime essence, come to know the Unspoken Speech of the Lord. || 2 || Purchase only that for which you have come into the world, and through the Guru, the Lord shall dwell within your mind. Within the home of your own inner being, you shall obtain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence with intuitive ease. You shall not be consigned again to the wheel of reincarnation. || 3 || O Inner-knower, Searcher of hearts, Primal Being, Architect of Destiny: please fulfill this yearning of my mind. Nanak, Your slave, begs for this happiness: let me be the dust of the feet of the Saints. || 4 || 3 || 124 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Save me, O My Father God. I am worthless and without virtue; all virtues are Yours. || 1 || Pause || The five vicious thieves are assaulting my poor being; save me, O Savior Lord!

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