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As the Lord attaches someone, so is he attached. He alone is the Lord's servant, O Nanak, who is so blessed. || 8 || 6 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one's life is like that of a snake. This is how the faithless cynic lives, forgetting the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 1 || One who lives in meditative remembrance, even for an instant, lives for hundreds of thousands and millions of days, and becomes stable forever. || 1 || Pause || Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one's actions and works are cursed. Like the crow's beak, he dwells in manure. || 2 || Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one acts like a dog. The faithless cynic is nameless, like the prostitute's son. || 3 || Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one is like a horned ram. The faithless cynic barks out his lies, and his face is blackened. || 4 || Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one is like a donkey. The faithless cynic wanders around in polluted places. || 5 || Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one is like a mad dog. The greedy, faithless cynic falls into entanglements. || 6 || Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, he murders his own soul. The faithless cynic is wretched, without family or social standing. || 7 || When the Lord becomes merciful, one joins the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation. Says Nanak, the Guru has saved the world. || 8 || 7 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Through the Guru's Word, I have attained the supreme status. The Perfect Guru has preserved my honor. || 1 || Through the Guru's Word, I meditate on the Name. By Guru's Grace, I have obtained a place of rest. || 1 || Pause || I listen to the Guru's Word, and chant it with my tongue. By Guru's Grace, my speech is like nectar. || 2 || Through the Guru's Word, my selfishness and conceit have been removed. Through the Guru's kindness, I have obtained glorious greatness. || 3 || Through the Guru's Word, my doubts have been removed. Through the Guru's Word, I see God everywhere. || 4 || Through the Guru's Word, I practice Raja Yoga, the Yoga of meditation and success. In the Company of the Guru, all the people of the world are saved. || 5 || Through the Guru's Word, my affairs are resolved. Through the Guru's Word, I have obtained the nine treasures. || 6 || Whoever places his hopes in my Guru, has the noose of death cut away. || 7 || Through the Guru's Word, my good karma has been awakened. O Nanak, meeting with the Guru, I have found the Supreme Lord God. || 8 || 8 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: I remember the Guru with each and every breath. The Guru is my breath of life, the True Guru is my wealth. || 1 || Pause || Beholding the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan, I live. I wash the Guru's Feet, and drink in this water. || 1 || I take my daily bath in the dust of the Guru's Feet. The egotistical filth of countless incarnations is washed off. || 2 || I wave the fan over the Guru. Giving me His Hand, He has saved me from the great fire. || 3 || I carry water for the Guru's household; from the Guru, I have learned the Way of the One Lord. || 4 || I grind the corn for the Guru's household.


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By His Grace, all my enemies have become friends. || 5 || The Guru who gave me my soul, has Himself purchased me, and made me His slave. || 6 || He Himself has blessed me with His Love. Forever and ever, I humbly bow to the Guru. || 7 || My troubles, conflicts, fears, doubts and pains have been dispelled; says Nanak, my Guru is All-powerful. || 8 || 9 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Meet me, O my Lord of the Universe. Please bless me with Your Name. Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, cursed, cursed is love and intimacy. || 1 || Pause || Without the Naam, one who dresses and eats well is like a dog, who falls in and eats impure foods. || 1 || Without the Naam, all occupations are useless, like decorations on a dead body. || 2 || One who forgets the Naam and indulges in pleasures, shall find no peace, even in dreams; his body shall become diseased. || 3 || One who renounces the Naam and engages in other occupations, shall see all of his false pretenses fall away. || 4 || One whose mind does not embrace love for the Naam shall go to hell, even though he may perform millions of ceremonial rituals. || 5 || One whose mind does not contemplate the Name of the Lord is bound like a thief, in the City of Death. || 6 || Hundreds of thousands of ostentatious shows and great expanses - without the Naam, all these displays are false. || 7 || That humble being repeats the Name of the Lord, O Nanak, whom the Lord blesses with His Mercy. || 8 || 10 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: My mind longs for that Friend, who shall stand by me in the beginning, in the middle and in the end. || 1 || The Lord's Love goes with us forever. The Perfect and Merciful Lord cherishes all. || 1 || Pause || He shall never perish, and He shall never abandon me. Wherever I look, there I see Him pervading and permeating. || 2 || He is Beautiful, All-knowing, the most Clever, the Giver of life. God is my Brother, Son, Father and Mother. || 3 || He is the Support of the breath of life; He is my Wealth. Abiding within my heart, He inspires me to enshrine love for Him. || 4 || The Lord of the World has cut away the noose of Maya. He has made me His own, blessing me with His Glance of Grace. || 5 || Remembering, remembering Him in meditation, all diseases are healed. Meditating on His Feet, all comforts are enjoyed. || 6 || The Perfect Primal Lord is Ever-fresh and Ever-young. The Lord is with me, inwardly and outwardly, as my Protector. || 7 || Says Nanak, that devotee who realizes the state of the Lord, Har, Har, is blessed with the treasure of the Naam. || 8 || 11 ||

 

RAAG GAUREE MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL:

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

Countless are those who wander around searching for You, but they do not find Your limits. They alone are Your devotees, who are blessed by Your Grace. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, I am a sacrifice to You. || 1 || Pause || Continually hearing of the terrifying path, I am so afraid. I have sought the Protection of the Saints; please, save me! ||


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2 || The Fascinating and Beauteous Beloved is the Giver of support to all. I bow low and fall at the Feet of the Guru; if only I could see the Lord! || 3 || I have made many friends, but I am a sacrifice to the One alone. No one has all virtues; the Lord alone is filled to overflowing with them. || 4 || His Name is chanted in the four directions; those who chant it are embellished with peace. I seek Your Protection; Nanak is a sacrifice to You. || 5 || The Guru reached out to me, and gave me His Arm; He lifted me up, out of the pit of emotional attachment. I have won the incomparable life, and I shall not lose it again. || 6 || I have obtained the treasure of all; His Speech is unspoken and subtle. In the Court of the Lord, I am honored and glorified; I swing my arms in joy. || 7 || Servant Nanak has received the invaluable and incomparable jewel. Serving the Guru, I cross over the terrifying world-ocean; I proclaim this loudly to all. || 8 || 1 || 12 ||

 

GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL:

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

Dye yourself in the color of the Lord's Love. Chant the Name of the One Lord with your tongue, and ask for Him alone. || 1 || Pause || Renounce your ego, and dwell upon the spiritual wisdom of the Guru. Those who have such pre-ordained destiny, join the Sangat, the Holy Congregation. || 1 || Whatever you see, shall not go with you. The foolish, faithless cynics are attached - they waste away and die. || 2 || The Name of the Fascinating Lord is all-pervading forever. Among millions, how rare is that Gurmukh who attains the Name. || 3 || Greet the Lord's Saints humbly, with deep respect. You shall obtain the nine treasures, and receive infinite peace. || 4 || With your eyes, behold the holy people; in your heart, sing the treasure of the Naam. || 5 || Abandon sexual desire, anger, greed and emotional attachment. Thus you shall be rid of both birth and death. || 6 || Pain and darkness shall depart from your home, when the Guru implants spiritual wisdom within you, and lights that lamp. || 7 || One who serves the Lord crosses over to the other side. O servant Nanak, the Gurmukh saves the world. || 8 || 1 || 13 || FIFTH MEHL, GAUREE: Dwelling upon the Lord, Har, Har, and the Guru, the Guru, my doubts have been dispelled. My mind has obtained all comforts. || 1 || Pause || I was burning, on fire, and the Guru poured water on me; He is cooling and soothing, like the sandalwood tree. || 1 || The darkness of ignorance has been dispelled; the Guru has lit the lamp of spiritual wisdom. || 2 || The ocean of fire is so deep; the Saints have crossed over, in the boat of the Lord's Name. || 3 || I have no good karma; I have no Dharmic faith or purity. But God has taken me by the arm, and made me His own. || 4 || The Destroyer of fear, the Dispeller of pain, the Lover of His Saints - these are the Names of the Lord. || 5 || He is the Master of the masterless, Merciful to the meek, All-powerful, the Support of His Saints. || 6 || I am worthless - I offer this prayer, O my Lord King: "Please, grant me the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan." || 7 || Nanak has come to Your Sanctuary, O my Lord and Master; Your servant has come to Your Door. || 8 || 2 || 14 ||


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GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: He is immersed in the enjoyment of corrupt pleasures; engrossed in them, the blind fool does not understand. || 1 || "I am earning profits, I am getting rich", he says, as his life passes away. || 1 || Pause || "I am a hero, I am famous and distinguished; no one is equal to me." || 2 || "I am young, cultured, and born of a good family." In his mind, he is proud and arrogant like this. || 3 || He is trapped by his false intellect, and he does not forget this until he dies. || 4 || Brothers, friends, relatives and companions who live after him - he entrusts his wealth to them. || 5 || That desire, to which the mind is attached, at the last moment, becomes manifest. || 6 || He may perform religious deeds, but his mind is egotistical, and he is bound by these bonds. || 7 || O Merciful Lord, please bless me Your Mercy, that Nanak may become the slave of Your slaves. || 8 || 3 || 15 || 44 || Total ||

 

ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. TRUTH IS THE NAME.

CREATIVE BEING PERSONIFIED. BY GURU'S GRACE:

RAAG GAUREE POORBEE, CHHANT, FIRST MEHL:

For the bride, the night is painful; sleep does not come. The soul-bride has grown weak, in the pain of separation from her Husband Lord. The soul-bride is wasting away, in the pain of separation from her Husband; how can she see Him with her eyes? Her decorations, sweet foods, sensuous pleasures and delicacies are all false; they are of no account at all. Intoxicated with the wine of youthful pride, she has been ruined, and her breasts no longer yield milk. O Nanak, the soul-bride meets her Husband Lord, when He causes her to meet Him; without Him, sleep does not come to her. || 1 || The bride is dishonored without her Beloved Husband Lord. How can she find peace, without enshrining Him in her heart? Without her Husband, her home is not worth living in; go and ask your sisters and companions. Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, there is no love and affection; but with her True Lord, she abides in peace. Through mental truthfulness and contentment, union with the True Friend is attained; through the Guru's Teachings, the Husband Lord is known. O Nanak, that soul-bride who does not abandon the Naam, is intuitively absorbed in the Naam. || 2 || Come, O my sisters and companions - let's enjoy our Husband Lord. I will ask the Guru, and write His Word as my love-note. The Guru has shown me the True Word of the Shabad. The self-willed manmukhs will regret and repent. My wandering mind became steady, when I recognized the True One. The Teachings of Truth are forever new; the love of the Shabad is forever fresh. O Nanak, through the Glance of Grace of the True Lord, celestial peace is obtained; let's meet Him, O my sisters and companions. || 3 || My desire has been fulfilled - my Friend has come to my home. At the Union of husband and wife, the songs of rejoicing were sung. Singing the songs of joyful praise and love to Him, the soul-bride's mind is thrilled and delighted. My friends are happy, and my enemies are unhappy; meditating on the True Lord, the true profit is obtained. With her palms pressed together, the soul-bride prays, that she may remain immersed in the Love of her Lord, night and day.


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O Nanak, the Husband Lord and the soul-bride revel together; my desires are fulfilled. || 4 || 1 || GAUREE, CHHANT, FIRST MEHL: Hear me, O my Dear Husband God - I am all alone in the wilderness. How can I find comfort without You, O my Carefree Husband God? The soul-bride cannot live without her Husband; the night is so painful for her. Sleep does not come. I am in love with my Beloved. Please, listen to my prayer! Other than my Beloved, no one cares for me; I cry all alone in the wilderness. O Nanak, the bride meets Him when He causes her to meet Him; without her Beloved, she suffers in pain. || 1 || She is separated from her Husband Lord - who can unite her with Him? Tasting His Love, she meets Him, through the Beautiful Word of His Shabad. Adorned with the Shabad, she obtains her Husband, and her body is illuminated with the lamp of spiritual wisdom. Listen, O my friends and companions - she who is at peace dwells upon the True Lord and His True Praises. Meeting the True Guru, she is ravished and enjoyed by her Husband Lord; she blossoms forth with the Ambrosial Word of His Bani. O Nanak, the Husband Lord enjoys His bride when she is pleasing to His Mind. || 2 || Fascination with Maya made her homeless; the false are cheated by falsehood. How can the noose around her neck be untied, without the Most Beloved Guru? One who loves the Beloved Lord, and reflects upon the Shabad, belongs to Him. How can giving donations to charities and countless cleansing baths wash off the filth within the heart? Without the Naam, no one attains salvation. Stubborn self-discipline and living in the wilderness are of no use at all. O Nanak, the home of Truth is attained through the Shabad. How can the Mansion of His Presence be known through duality? || 3 || True is Your Name, O Dear Lord; True is contemplation of Your Shabad. True is the Mansion of Your Presence, O Dear Lord, and True is trade in Your Name. Trade in Your Name is very sweet; the devotees earn this profit night and day. Other than this, I can think of no other merchandise. So chant the Naam each and every moment. The account is read; by the Grace of the True Lord and good karma, the Perfect Lord is obtained. O Nanak, the Nectar of the Name is so sweet. Through the Perfect True Guru, it is obtained. || 4 || 2 ||

 

RAAG GAUREE POORBEE, CHHANT, THIRD MEHL:

ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. TRUTH IS THE NAME.

CREATIVE BEING PERSONIFIED. BY GURU'S GRACE:

The soul-bride offers her prayers to her Dear Lord; she dwells upon His Glorious Virtues. She cannot live without her Beloved Lord, for a moment, even for an instant. She cannot live without her Beloved Lord; without the Guru, the Mansion of His Presence is not found. Whatever the Guru says, she should surely do, to extinguish the fire of desire. The Lord is True; there is no one except Him. Without serving Him, peace is not found. O Nanak, that soul-bride, whom the Lord Himself unites, is united with Him; He Himself merges with her. || 1 || The life-night of the soul-bride is blessed and joyful, when she focuses her consciousness on her Dear Lord. She serves the True Guru with love; she eradicates selfishness from within. Eradicating selfishness and conceit from within, and singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, she is in love with the Lord, night and day.


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Listen, dear friends and companions of the soul - immerse yourselves in the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Dwell upon the Lord's Glories, and you shall be loved by your Husband, embracing love for the Naam, the Name of the Lord. O Nanak, the soul-bride who wears the necklace of the Lord's Name around her neck is loved by her Husband Lord. || 2 || The soul-bride who is without her beloved Husband is all alone. She is cheated by the love of duality, without the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Without the Shabad of her Beloved, how can she cross over the treacherous ocean? Attachment to Maya has led her astray. Ruined by falsehood, she is deserted by her Husband Lord. The soul-bride does not attain the Mansion of His Presence. But she who is attuned to the Guru's Shabad is intoxicated with celestial love; night and day, she remains absorbed in Him. O Nanak, that soul-bride who remains constantly steeped in His Love, is blended by the Lord into Himself. || 3 || If the Lord merges us with Himself, we are merged with Him. Without the Dear Lord, who can merge us with Him? Without our Beloved Guru, who can dispel our doubt? Through the Guru, doubt is dispelled. O my mother, this is the way to meet Him; this is how the soul-bride finds peace. Without serving the Guru, there is only pitch darkness. Without the Guru, the Way is not found. That wife who is intuitively imbued with the color of His Love, contemplates the Word of the Guru's Shabad. O Nanak, the soul-bride obtains the Lord as her Husband, by enshrining love for the Beloved Guru. || 4 || 1 || GAUREE, THIRD MEHL: Without my Husband, I am utterly dishonored. Without my Husband Lord, how can I live, O my mother? Without my Husband, sleep does not come, and my body is not adorned with my bridal dress. The bridal dress looks beautiful upon my body, when I am pleasing to my Husband Lord. Following the Guru's Teachings, my consciousness is focused on Him. I become His happy soul-bride forever, when I serve the True Guru; I sit in the Lap of the Guru. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the soul-bride meets her Husband Lord, who ravishes and enjoys her. The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is the only profit in this world. O Nanak, the soul-bride is loved by her Husband, when she dwells upon the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 1 || The soul-bride enjoys the Love of her Beloved. Imbued with His Love night and day, she contemplates the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Contemplating the Guru's Shabad, she conquers her ego, and in this way, she meets her Beloved. She is the happy soul-bride of her Lord, who is forever imbued with the Love of the True Name of her Beloved. Abiding in the Company of our Guru, we grasp the Ambrosial Nectar; we conquer and cast out our sense of duality. O Nanak, the soul-bride attains her Husband Lord, and forgets all her pains. || 2 || The soul-bride has forgotten her Husband Lord, because of love and emotional attachment to Maya. The false bride is attached to falsehood; the insincere one is cheated by insincerity. She who drives out her falsehood, and acts according to the Guru's Teachings, does not lose her life in the gamble. One who serves the Word of the Guru's Shabad is absorbed in the True Lord; she eradicates egotism from within. So let the Name of the Lord abide within your heart; decorate yourself in this way. O Nanak, the soul-bride who takes the Support of the True Name is intuitively absorbed in the Lord. || 3 || Meet me, O my Dear Beloved. Without You, I am totally dishonored. Sleep does not come to my eyes, and I have no desire for food or water. I have no desire for food or water, and I am dying from the pain of separation. Without my Husband Lord, how can I find peace?


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I offer my prayers to the Guru; if it pleases the Guru, He shall unite me with Himself. The Giver of peace has united me with Himself; He Himself has come to my home to meet me. O Nanak, the soul-bride is forever the Lord's favorite wife; her Husband Lord does not die, and He shall never leave. || 4 || 2 || GAUREE, THIRD MEHL: The soul-bride is pierced through with the sublime essence of the Lord, in intuitive peace and poise. The Enticer of hearts has enticed her, and her sense of duality has been easily dispelled. Her sense of duality has been easily dispelled, and the soul-bride obtains her Husband Lord; following the Guru's Teachings, she makes merry. This body is filled to overflowing with falsehood, deception and the commission of sins. The Gurmukh practices that devotional worship, by which the celestial music wells up; without this devotional worship, filth is not removed. O Nanak, the soul-bride who sheds selfishness and conceit from within, is dear to her Beloved. || 1 || The soul-bride has found her Husband Lord, through the love and affection of the Guru. She passes her life-night sleeping in peace, enshrining the Lord in her heart. Enshrining Him deep within her heart night and day, she meets her Beloved, and her pains depart. Deep within the mansion of her inner being, she enjoys her Husband Lord, reflecting upon the Guru's Teachings. She drinks deeply of the Nectar of the Naam, day and night; she conquers and casts off her sense of duality. O Nanak, the happy soul-bride meets her True Lord, through the Infinite Love of the Guru. || 2 || Come, and shower Your Mercy upon me, my most Darling, Dear Beloved. The soul-bride offers her prayers to You, to adorn her with the True Word of Your Shabad. Adorned with the True Word of Your Shabad, she conquers her ego, and as Gurmukh, her affairs are resolved. Throughout the ages, the One Lord is True; through the Guru's Wisdom, He is known. The self-willed manmukh is engrossed in sexual desire, and tormented by emotional attachment. With whom should she lodge her complaints? O Nanak, the self-willed manmukh finds no place of rest, without the most Beloved Guru. || 3 || The bride is foolish, ignorant and unworthy. Her Husband Lord is Unapproachable and Incomparable. He Himself unites us in His Union; He Himself forgives us. The soul-bride's Beloved Husband Lord is the Forgiver of sins; He is contained in each and every heart. The True Guru has made me understand this understanding, that the Lord is obtained through love, affection and loving devotion. She remains forever in bliss, day and night; she remains immersed in His Love, night and day. O Nanak, that soul-bride who obtains the nine treasures, intuitively obtains her Husband Lord. || 4 || 3 || GAUREE, THIRD MEHL: The sea of Maya is agitated and turbulent; how can anyone cross over this terrifying world-ocean? Make the Lord's Name your boat, and install the Word of the Shabad as the boatman. With the Shabad installed as the boatman, the Lord Himself shall take you across. In this way, the difficult ocean is crossed. The Gurmukh obtains devotional worship of the Lord, and thus remains dead while yet alive. In an instant, the Lord's Name erases his sinful mistakes, and his body becomes pure. O Nanak, through the Lord's Name, emancipation is obtained, and the slag iron is transformed into gold. || 1 ||


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Men and women are obsessed with sex; they do not know the Way of the Lord's Name. Mother, father, children and siblings are very dear, but they drown, even without water. They are drowned to death without water - they do not know the path of salvation, and they wander around the world in egotism. All those who come into the world shall depart. Only those who contemplate the Guru shall be saved. Those who become Gurmukh and chant the Lord's Name, save themselves and save their families as well. O Nanak, the Naam, the Name of the Lord, abides deep within their hearts; through the Guru's Teachings, they meet their Beloved. || 2 || Without the Lord's Name, nothing is stable. This world is just a drama. Implant true devotional worship within your heart, and trade in the Name of the Lord. Trade in the Lord's Name is infinite and unfathomable. Through the Guru's Teachings, this wealth is obtained. This selfless service, meditation and devotion is true, if you eliminate selfishness and conceit from within. I am senseless, foolish, idiotic and blind, but the True Guru has placed me on the Path. O Nanak, the Gurmukhs are adorned with the Shabad; night and day, they sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 3 || He Himself acts, and inspires others to act; He Himself embellishes us with the Word of His Shabad. He Himself is the True Guru, and He Himself is the Shabad; in each and every age, He loves His devotees. In age after age, He loves His devotees; the Lord Himself adorns them, and He Himself enjoins them to worship Him with devotion. He Himself is All-knowing, and He Himself is All-seeing; He inspires us to serve Him. He Himself is the Giver of merits, and the Destroyer of demerits; He causes His Name to dwell within our hearts. Nanak is forever a sacrifice to the True Lord, who Himself is the Doer, the Cause of causes. || 4 || 4 || GAUREE, THIRD MEHL: Serve the Guru, O my dear soul; meditate on the Lord's Name. Do not leave me, O my dear soul - you shall find the Lord while sitting within the home of your own being. You shall obtain the Lord while sitting within the home of your own being, focusing your consciousness constantly upon the Lord, with true intuitive faith. Serving the Guru brings great peace; they alone do it, whom the Lord inspires to do so. They plant the seed of the Name, and the Name sprouts within; the Name abides within the mind. O Nanak, glorious greatness rests in the True Name; It is obtained by perfect pre-ordained destiny. || 1 || The Name of the Lord is so sweet, O my dear; taste it, and focus your consciousness on it. Taste the sublime essence of the Lord with your tongue, my dear, and renounce the pleasures of other tastes. You shall obtain the everlasting essence of the Lord when it pleases the Lord; your tongue shall be adorned with the Word of His Shabad. Meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, a lasting peace is obtained; so remain lovingly focused on the Naam. From the Naam we originate, and into the Naam we shall pass; through the Naam, we are absorbed in the Truth. O Nanak, the Naam is obtained through the Guru's Teachings; He Himself attaches us to it. || 2 || Working for someone else, O my dear, is like forsaking the bride, and going to foreign countries. In duality, no one has ever found peace, O my dear; you are greedy for corruption and greed. Greedy for corruption and greed, and deluded by doubt, how can anyone find peace? Working for strangers is very painful; doing so, one sells himself and loses his faith in the Dharma.


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Bound by Maya, the mind is not stable. Each and every moment, it suffers in pain. O Nanak, the pain of Maya is taken away by focusing one's consciousness on the Word of the Guru's Shabad. || 3 || The self-willed manmukhs are foolish and crazy, O my dear; they do not enshrine the Shabad within their minds. The delusion of Maya has made them blind, O my dear; how can they find the Way of the Lord? How can they find the Way, without the Will of the True Guru? The manmukhs foolishly display themselves. The Lord's servants are forever comfortable. They focus their consciousness on the Guru's Feet. Those unto whom the Lord shows His Mercy, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord forever. O Nanak, the jewel of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is the only profit in this world. The Lord Himself imparts this understanding to the Gurmukh. || 4 || 5 || 7 ||

 

RAAG GAUREE, CHHANT, FIFTH MEHL:

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

My mind has become sad and depressed; how can I see God, the Great Giver? My Friend and Companion is the Dear Lord, the Guru, the Architect of Destiny. The One Lord, the Architect of Destiny, is the Master of the Goddess of Wealth; how can I, in my sadness, meet You? My hands serve You, and my head is at Your Feet. My mind, dishonored, yearns for the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. With each and every breath, I think of You, day and night; I do not forget You, for an instant, even for a moment. O Nanak, I am thirsty, like the sparrow-hawk; how can I meet God, the Great Giver? || 1 || I offer this one prayer - please listen, O my Beloved Husband Lord. My mind and body are enticed, beholding Your wondrous play. Beholding Your wondrous play, I am enticed; but how can the sad, forlorn bride find contentment? My Lord is Meritorious, Merciful and Eternally Young; He is overflowing with all excellences. The fault is not with my Husband Lord, the Giver of peace; I am separated from Him by my own mistakes. Prays Nanak, please be merciful to me, and return home, O my Beloved Husband Lord. || 2 || I surrender my mind, I surrender my whole body; I surrender all my lands. I surrender my head to that beloved friend, who brings me news of God. I have offered my head to the Guru, the most exalted; He has shown me that God is with me. In an instant, all suffering is removed. I have obtained all my mind's desires. Day and night, the soul-bride makes merry; all her anxieties are erased. Prays Nanak, I have met the Husband Lord of my longing. || 3 || My mind is filled with bliss, and congratulations are pouring in. My Darling Beloved has come home to me, and all my desires have been satisfied. I have met my Sweet Lord and Master of the Universe, and my companions sing the songs of joy. All my friends and relatives are happy, and all traces of my enemies have been removed. The unstruck melody vibrates in my home, and the bed has been made up for my Beloved. Prays Nanak, I am in celestial bliss.


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I have obtained the Lord, the Giver of peace, as my Husband. || 4 || 1 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: O Mohan, your temple is so lofty, and your mansion is unsurpassed. O Mohan, your gates are so beautiful. They are the worship-houses of the Saints. In these incomparable worship-houses, they continually sing Kirtan, the Praises of their Lord and Master. Where the Saints and the Holy gather together, there they meditate on you. Be Kind and Compassionate, O Merciful Lord; be Merciful to the meek. Prays Nanak, I thirst for the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan; receiving Your Darshan, I am totally at peace. || 1 || O Mohan, your speech is incomparable; wondrous are your ways. O Mohan, you believe in the One. Everything else is dust to you. You adore the One Lord, the Unknowable Lord and Master; His Power gives Support to all. Through the Guru's Word, you have captured the heart of the Primal Being, the Lord of the World. You Yourself move, and You Yourself stand still; You Yourself support the whole creation. Prays Nanak, please preserve my honor; all Your servants seek the Protection of Your Sanctuary. || 2 || O Mohan, the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, meditates on you; they meditate on the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. O Mohan, the Messenger of Death does not even approach those who meditate on You, at the last moment. The Messenger of Death cannot touch those who meditate on You single-mindedly. Those who worship and adore You in thought, word and deed, obtain all fruits and rewards. Those who are foolish and stupid, filthy with urine and manure, become all-knowing upon gaining the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. Prays Nanak, Your Kingdom is Eternal, O Perfect Primal Lord God. || 3 || O Mohan, you have blossomed forth with the flower of your family. O Mohan, your children, friends, siblings and relatives have all been saved. You save those who give up their egotistical pride, upon gaining the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. The Messenger of Death does not even approach those who call you 'blessed'. Your Virtues are unlimited - they cannot be described, O True Guru, Primal Being, Destroyer of demons. Prays Nanak, Yours is that Anchor, holding onto which the whole world is saved. || 4 || 2 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL, SHALOK: Countless sinners have been purified; I am a sacrifice, over and over again, to You. O Nanak, meditation on the Lord's Name is the fire which burns away sinful mistakes like straw. || 1 || CHHANT: Meditate, O my mind, on the Lord God, the Lord of the Universe, the Lord, the Master of Wealth. Meditate, O my mind, on the Lord, the Destroyer of ego, the Giver of salvation, who cuts away the noose of agonizing death. Meditate lovingly on the Lotus Feet of the Lord, the Destroyer of distress, the Protector of the poor, the Lord of excellence. The treacherous path of death and the terrifying ocean of fire are crossed over by meditating in remembrance on the Lord, even for an instant. Meditate day and night on the Lord, the Destroyer of desire, the Purifier of pollution. Prays Nanak, please be Merciful to me, O Cherisher of the world, Lord of the Universe, Lord of wealth. || 1 || O my mind, remember the Lord in meditation; He is the Destroyer of pain, the Eradicator of fear, the Sovereign Lord King. He is the Greatest Lover, the Merciful Master, the Enticer of the mind, the Support of His devotees - this is His very nature.


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The Perfect Lord is the Lover of His devotees; He fulfills the desires of the mind. He lifts us up out of the deep, dark pit; enshrine His Name within your mind. The gods, the Siddhas, the angels, the heavenly singers, the silent sages and the devotees sing Your countless Glorious Praises. Prays Nanak, please be merciful to me, O Supreme Lord God, my King. || 2 || O my mind, be conscious of the Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord, who wields all power. He is All-powerful, the Embodiment of compassion. He is the Master of each and every heart; He is the Support of the breath of life. He is the Giver of the breath of life, of mind, body and soul. He is Infinite, Inaccessible and Unfathomable. The All-powerful Lord is our Sanctuary; He is the Enticer of the mind, who banishes all sorrows. All illnesses, sufferings and pains are dispelled, by chanting the Name of the Lord. Prays Nanak, please be merciful to me, All-powerful Lord; You are the Wielder of all power. || 3 || O my mind, sing the Glorious Praises of the Imperishable, Eternal, Merciful Master, the Highest of all. The One Lord is the Sustainer of the Universe, the Great Giver; He is the Cherisher of all. The Cherisher Lord is so very merciful and wise; He is compassionate to all. The pains of death, greed and emotional attachment simply vanish, when God comes to dwell in the soul. When the Lord is thoroughly pleased, then one's service becomes perfectly fruitful. Prays Nanak, my desires are fulfilled by meditating on the Lord, Merciful to the meek. || 4 || 3 || GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL: Listen, O my companions: let's join together and make the effort, to surrender to our Husband Lord. Renouncing our pride, let's charm Him with the potion of devotional worship, and the mantra of the Holy Saints. O my companions, when He comes under our power, He shall never leave us again. This is the good nature of the Lord God. O Nanak, God dispels the fear of old age, death and hell; He purifies His beings. || 1 || Listen, O my companions, to my sincere prayer: let's make this firm resolve. In the peaceful poise of intuitive bliss, violence will be gone, as we sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. Our pains and troubles shall be eradicated, and our doubts shall be dispelled; we will receive the fruits of our minds' desires. O Nanak, meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Supreme Lord God, the Perfect, Transcendent Lord. || 2 || O my companions, I yearn for Him continually; I invoke His Blessings, and pray that God may fulfill my hopes. I thirst for His Feet, and I long for the Blessed Vision of His Darshan; I look for Him everywhere. I search for traces of the Lord in the Society of the Saints; they will unite me with the All-powerful Primal Lord God. O Nanak, those humble, noble beings who meet the Lord, the Giver of peace, are very blessed, O my mother. || 3 || O my companions, now I dwell with my Beloved Husband; my mind and body are attuned to the Lord. Listen, O my companions: now I sleep well, since I found my Husband Lord. My doubts have been dispelled, and I have found intuitive peace and tranquility through my Lord and Master. I have been enlightened, and my heart-lotus has blossomed forth. I have obtained God, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, as my Husband; O Nanak, my marriage shall last forever. || 4 || 4 || 2 || 5 || 11 ||

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