Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation


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In the forests, fields and mountains, He is the Supreme Lord God. As He orders, so do His creatures act. He permeates the winds and the waters. He is pervading in the four corners and in the ten directions. Without Him, there is no place at all. By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, peace is obtained. || 2 || See Him in the Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees. In the moon, the sun and the stars, He is the One. The Bani of God's Word is spoken by everyone. He Himself is unwavering - He never wavers. With absolute power, He plays His play. His value cannot be estimated; His virtues are invaluable. In all light, is His Light. The Lord and Master supports the weave of the fabric of the universe. By Guru's Grace, doubt is dispelled. O Nanak, this faith is firmly implanted within. || 3 || In the eye of the Saint, everything is God. In the heart of the Saint, everything is Dharma. The Saint hears words of goodness. He is absorbed in the All-pervading Lord. This is the way of life of one who knows God. True are all the words spoken by the Holy. Whatever happens, he peacefully accepts. He knows God as the Doer, the Cause of causes. He dwells inside, and outside as well. O Nanak, beholding the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, all are fascinated. || 4 || He Himself is True, and all that He has made is True. The entire creation came from God. As it pleases Him, He creates the expanse. As it pleases Him, He becomes the One and Only again. His powers are so numerous, they cannot be known. As it pleases Him, He merges us into Himself again. Who is near, and who is far away? He Himself is Himself pervading everywhere. One whom God causes to know that He is within the heart - O Nanak, He causes that person to understand Him. || 5 || In all forms, He Himself is pervading. Through all eyes, He Himself is watching. All the creation is His Body. He Himself listens to His Own Praise. The One has created the drama of coming and going. He made Maya subservient to His Will. In the midst of all, He remains unattached. Whatever is said, He Himself says. By His Will we come, and by His Will we go. O Nanak, when it pleases Him, then He absorbs us into Himself. || 6 || If it comes from Him, it cannot be bad. Other than Him, who can do anything? He Himself is good; His actions are the very best. He Himself knows His Own Being. He Himself is True, and all that He has established is True. Through and through, He is blended with His creation. His state and extent cannot be described. If there were another like Him, then only he could understand Him. His actions are all approved and accepted. By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, this is known. || 7 || One who knows Him, obtains everlasting peace. God blends that one into Himself. He is wealth and prosperous, and of noble birth. He is Jivan Mukta - liberated while yet alive; the Lord God abides in his heart.

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Blessed, blessed, blessed is the coming of that humble being; by his grace, the whole world is saved. This is his purpose in life; in the Company of this humble servant, the Lord's Name comes to mind. He Himself is liberated, and He liberates the universe. O Nanak, to that humble servant, I bow in reverence forever. || 8 || 23 || SHALOK: I worship and adore the Perfect Lord God. Perfect is His Name. O Nanak, I have obtained the Perfect One; I sing the Glorious Praises of the Perfect Lord. || 1 || ASHTAPADEE: Listen to the Teachings of the Perfect Guru; see the Supreme Lord God near you. With each and every breath, meditate in remembrance on the Lord of the Universe, and the anxiety within your mind shall depart. Abandon the waves of fleeting desire, and pray for the dust of the feet of the Saints. Renounce your selfishness and conceit and offer your prayers. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, cross over the ocean of fire. Fill your stores with the wealth of the Lord. Nanak bows in humility and reverence to the Perfect Guru. || 1 || Happiness, intuitive peace, poise and bliss - in the Company of the Holy, meditate on the Lord of supreme bliss. You shall be spared from hell - save your soul! Drink in the ambrosial essence of the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. Focus your consciousness on the One, the All-pervading Lord - He has One Form, but He has many manifestations. Sustainer of the Universe, Lord of the world, Kind to the poor, Destroyer of sorrow, perfectly Merciful. Meditate, meditate in remembrance on the Naam, again and again. O Nanak, it is the Support of the soul. || 2 || The most sublime hymns are the Words of the Holy. These are priceless rubies and gems. One who listens and acts on them is saved. He himself swims across, and saves others as well. His life is prosperous, and his company is fruitful; his mind is imbued with the love of the Lord. Hail, hail to him, for whom the sound current of the Shabad vibrates. Hearing it again and again, he is in bliss, proclaiming God's Praises. The Lord radiates from the foreheads of the Holy. Nanak is saved in their company. || 3 || Hearing that He can give Sanctuary, I have come seeking His Sanctuary. Bestowing His Mercy, God has blended me with Himself. Hatred is gone, and I have become the dust of all. I have received the Ambrosial Naam in the Company of the Holy. The Divine Guru is perfectly pleased; the service of His servant has been rewarded. I have been released from worldly entanglements and corruption, hearing the Lord's Name and chanting it with my tongue. By His Grace, God has bestowed His Mercy. O Nanak, my merchandise has arrived save and sound. || 4 || Sing the Praises of God, O Saints, O friends, with total concentration and one-pointedness of mind. Sukhmani is the peaceful ease, the Glory of God, the Naam. When it abides in the mind, one becomes wealthy. All desires are fulfilled. One becomes the most respected person, famous all over the world. He obtains the highest place of all. He does not come and go in reincarnation any longer. One who departs, after earning the wealth of the Lord's Name, O Nanak, realizes it. || 5 || Comfort, peace and tranquility, wealth and the nine treasures; wisdom, knowledge, and all spiritual powers; learning, penance, Yoga and meditation on God;

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The most sublime wisdom and purifying baths; the four cardinal blessings, the opening of the heart-lotus; in the midst of all, and yet detached from all; beauty, intelligence, and the realization of reality; to look impartially upon all, and to see only the One - these blessings come to one who, through Guru Nanak, chants the Naam with his mouth, and hears the Word with his ears. || 6 || One who chants this treasure in his mind - in every age, he attains salvation. In it is the Glory of God, the Naam, the chanting of Gurbani. The Simritees, the Shaastras and the Vedas speak of it. The essence of all religion is the Lord's Name alone. It abides in the minds of the devotees of God. Millions of sins are erased, in the Company of the Holy. By the Grace of the Saint, one escapes the Messenger of Death. Those, who have such pre-ordained destiny on their foreheads, O Nanak, enter the Sanctuary of the Saints. || 7 || One, within whose mind it abides, and who listens to it with love - that humble person consciously remembers the Lord God. The pains of birth and death are removed. The human body, so difficult to obtain, is instantly redeemed. Spotlessly pure is his reputation, and ambrosial is his speech. The One Name permeates his mind. Sorrow, sickness, fear and doubt depart. He is called a Holy person; his actions are immaculate and pure. His glory becomes the highest of all. O Nanak, by these Glorious Virtues, this is named Sukhmani, Peace of mind. || 8 || 24 ||




The Creator Lord and Master is pervading the water, the land, and the sky. In so many ways, the One, the Universal Creator has diffused Himself, O Nanak. || 1 || PAUREE: The first day of the lunar cycle: Bow in humility and meditate on the One, the Universal Creator Lord God. Praise God, the Lord of the Universe, the Sustainer of the World; seek the Sanctuary of the Lord, our King. Place your hopes in Him, for salvation and peace; all things come from Him. I wandered around the four corners of the world and in the ten directions, but I saw nothing except Him. I listened to the Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees, and I pondered over them in so many ways. The Saving Grace of sinners, the Destroyer of fear, the Ocean of peace, the Formless Lord. The Great Giver, the Enjoyer, the Bestower - there is no place at all without Him. You shall obtain all that you desire, O Nanak, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 1 || Sing the Praises of the Lord, the Lord of the Universe, each and every day. Join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and vibrate, meditate on Him, O my friend. || 1 || Pause || SHALOK: Bow in humility to the Lord, over and over again, and enter the Sanctuary of the Lord, our King. Doubt is eradicated, O Nanak, in the Company of the Holy, and the love of duality is eliminated. || 2 || PAUREE: The second day of the lunar cycle: Get rid of your evil-mindedness, and serve the Guru continually. The jewel of the Lord's Name shall come to dwell in your mind and body, when you renounce sexual desire, anger and greed, O my friend. Conquer death and obtain eternal life; all your troubles will depart.

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Renounce your self-conceit and vibrate upon the Lord of the Universe; loving devotion to Him shall permeate your being. You shall earn profit and suffer no loss, and in the Court of the Lord you shall be honored. Those who gather in the riches of the Lord's Name are truly wealthy, and very blessed. So, when standing up and sitting down, vibrate upon the Lord, and cherish the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. O Nanak, evil-mindedness is eradicated, when the Supreme Lord God comes to dwell in the mind. || 2 || SHALOK: The world is in the grip of the three qualities; only a few attain the fourth state of absorption. O Nanak, the Saints are pure and immaculate; the Lord abides within their minds. || 3 || PAUREE: The third day of the lunar cycle: Those who are bound by the three qualities gather poison as their fruit; now they are good, and now they are bad. They wander endlessly in heaven and hell, until death annihilates them. In pleasure and pain and worldly cynicism, they pass their lives acting in ego. They do not know the One who created them; they think up all sorts of schemes and plans. Their minds and bodies are distracted by pleasure and pain, and their fever never departs. They do not realize the glorious radiance of the Supreme Lord God, the Perfect Lord and Master. So many are being drowned in emotional attachment and doubt; they dwell in the most horrible hell. Please bless me with Your Mercy, God, and save me! Nanak places his hopes in You. || 3 || SHALOK: One who renounces egotistical pride is intelligent, wise and refined. The four cardinal blessings, and the eight spiritual powers of the Siddhas are obtained, O Nanak, by meditating, vibrating on the Lord's Name. || 4 || PAUREE: The fourth day of the lunar cycle: Listening to the four Vedas, and contemplating the essence of reality, I have come to realize that the treasure of all joy and comfort is found in sublime meditation on the Lord's Name. One is saved from hell, suffering is destroyed, countless pains depart, death is overcome, and one escapes the Messenger of Death, by absorption in the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. Fear departs, and one savors the Ambrosial Nectar, imbued with the Love of the Formless Lord. Pain, poverty and impurity are removed, with the Support of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. The angels, the seers and the silent sages search for the Ocean of peace, the Sustainer of the world. The mind becomes pure, and one's face is radiant, O Nanak, when one becomes the dust of the feet of the Holy. || 4 || SHALOK: The five evil passions dwell in the mind of one who is engrossed in Maya. In the Saadh Sangat, one becomes pure, O Nanak, imbued with the Love of God. || 5 || PAUREE: The fifth day of the lunar cycle: They are the self-elect, the most distinguished, who know the true nature of the world. The many colors and scents of flowers - all worldly deceptions are transitory and false. People do not see, and they do not understand; they do not reflect upon anything. The world is pierced through with attachment to tastes and pleasures, engrossed in ignorance. Those who perform empty religious rituals will be born, only to die again. They wander through endless incarnations. They do not meditate in remembrance on the Creator Lord; their minds do not understand. By loving devotion to the Lord God, you shall not be polluted by Maya at all. O Nanak, how rare are those, who are not engrossed in worldly entanglements. || 5 || SHALOK: The six Shaastras proclaim Him to be the greatest; He has no end or limitation. The devotees look beauteous, O Nanak, when they sing the Glories of God at His Door. || 6 || PAUREE: The sixth day of the lunar cycle: The six Shaastras say, and countless Simritees assert, that the Supreme Lord God is the most sublime and lofty.

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Even the thousand-tongued serpent does not know the limits of His Glories. Naarad, the humble beings, Suk and Vyaasa sing the Praises of the Lord of the Universe. They are imbued with the Lord's essence; united with Him; they are absorbed in devotional worship of the Lord God. Emotional attachment, pride and doubt are eliminated, when one takes to the Sanctuary of the Merciful Lord. His Lotus Feet abide within my mind and body and I am enraptured, beholding the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. People reap their profits, and suffer no loss, when they embrace love for the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. They gather in the treasure of the Lord, the Ocean of Excellence, O Nanak, by meditating on the Naam. || 6 || SHALOK: In the gathering of the Saints, chant the Praises of the Lord, and speak the Truth with love. O Nanak, the mind becomes contented, enshrining love for the One Lord. || 7 || PAUREE: The seventh day of the lunar cycle: Gather the wealth of the Naam; this is a treasure which shall never be exhausted. In the Society of the Saints, He is obtained; He has no end or limitations. Renounce your selfishness and conceit, and meditate, vibrate on the Lord of the Universe; take to the Sanctuary of the Lord, our King. Your pains shall depart - swim across the terrifying world-ocean, and obtain the fruits of your mind's desires. One who meditates on the Lord twenty-four hours a day - fruitful and blessed is his coming into the world. Inwardly and outwardly, realize that the Creator Lord is always with you. He is your friend, your companion, your very best friend, who imparts the Teachings of the Lord. Nanak is a sacrifice to one who chants the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 7 || SHALOK: Sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord twenty-four hours a day; renounce other entanglements. The Minister of Death cannot even see that person, O Nanak, unto whom God is merciful. || 8 || PAUREE: The eighth day of the lunar cycle: The eight spiritual powers of the Siddhas, the nine treasures, all precious things, perfect intellect, the opening of the heart-lotus, eternal bliss, pure lifestyle, the infallible Mantra, all Dharmic virtues, sacred purifying baths, the most lofty and sublime spiritual wisdom - these are obtained by meditating, vibrating upon the Lord, Har, Har, in the Company of the Perfect Guru. You shall be saved, O Nanak, by lovingly chanting the Lord's Name. || 8 || SHALOK: He does not remember the Lord in meditation; he is fascinated by the pleasures of corruption. O Nanak, forgetting the Naam, he is reincarnated into heaven and hell. || 9 || PAUREE: The ninth day of the lunar cycle: The nine holes of the body are defiled. People do not chant the Lord's Name; instead, they practice evil. They commit adultery, slander the Saints, and do not listen to even a tiny bita of the Lord's Praise. They steal others' wealth for the sake of their own bellies, but the fire is not extinguished, and their thirst is not quenched. Without serving the Lord, these are their rewards. O Nanak, forgetting God, the unfortunate people are born, only to die. || 9 || SHALOK: I have wandered, searching in the ten directions - wherever I look, there I see Him. The mind comes to be controlled, O Nanak, if He grants His Perfect Grace. || 10 || PAUREE: The tenth day of the lunar cycle: Overpower the ten sensory and motor organs; your mind will be content, as you chant the Naam. With your ears, hear the Praises of the Lord of the World; with your eyes, behold the kind, Holy Saints. With your tongue, sing the Glorious Praises of the Infinite Lord.

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In your mind, remember the Perfect Lord God. With your hands and feet, work for the Saints. O Nanak, this way of life is obtained by God's Grace. || 10 || SHALOK: Describe the Lord as the One, the One and Only. How rare are those who know the taste of this essence. The Glories of the Lord of the Universe cannot be known. O Nanak, He is totally amazing and wonderful! || 11 || PAUREE: The eleventh day of the lunar cycle: Behold the Lord, the Lord, near at hand. Subdue the desires of your sexual organs, and listen to the Lord's Name. Let your mind be content, and be kind to all beings. In this way, your fast will be successful. Keep your wandering mind restrained in one place. Your mind and body shall become pure, chanting the Lord's Name. The Supreme Lord God is pervading amongst all. O Nanak, sing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises; this alone is the eternal faith of Dharma. || 11 || SHALOK: Evil-mindedness is eliminated, by meeting with and serving the compassionate Holy Saints. Nanak is merged with God; all his entanglements have come to an end. || 12 || PAUREE: The twelfth day of the lunar cycle: Dedicate yourself to giving charity, chanting the Naam and purification. Worship the Lord with devotion, and get rid of your pride. Drink in the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord's Name, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. The mind is satisfied by lovingly singing the Kirtan of God's Praises. The Sweet Words of His Bani soothe everyone. The soul, the subtle essence of the five elements, cherishes the Nectar of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. This faith is obtained from the Perfect Guru. O Nanak, dwelling upon the Lord, you shall not enter the womb of reincarnation again. || 12 || SHALOK: Engrossed in the three qualities, one's efforts do not succeed. When the Saving Grace of sinners dwells in the mind, O Nanak, then one is saved by the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 13 || PAUREE: The thirteenth day of the lunar cycle: The world is in the fever of the three qualities. It comes and goes, and is reincarnated in hell. Meditation on the Lord, Har, Har, does not enter into the minds of the people. They do not sing the Praises of God, the Ocean of peace, even for an instant. This body is the embodiment of pleasure and pain. It suffers from the chronic and incurable disease of Maya. By day, people practice corruption, wearing themselves out. And then with sleep in their eyes, they mutter in dreams. Forgetting the Lord, this is their condition. Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of God, the kind and compassionate Primal Being. || 13 || SHALOK: The Lord is pervading in all the four directions and the fourteen worlds. O Nanak, He is not seen to be lacking anything; His works are perfectly complete. || 14 || PAUREE: The fourteenth day of the lunar cycle: God Himself is in all four directions. On all worlds, His radiant glory is perfect. The One God is diffused in the ten directions. Behold God in all the earth and sky. In the water, on the land, in the forests and mountains, and in the nether regions of the underworld, the Merciful Transcendent Lord is abiding. The Lord God is in all mind and matter, subtle and manifest. O Nanak, the Gurmukh realizes God. || 14 || SHALOK: The soul is conquered, through the Guru's Teachings, singing the Glories of God. By the Grace of the Saints, fear is dispelled, O Nanak, and anxiety is ended. || 15 || PAUREE: The day of the new moon: My soul is at peace; the Divine Guru has blessed me with contentment.

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My mind and body are cooled and soothed, in intuitive peace and poise; I have dedicated myself to serving God. One who meditates in remembrance on the Name of the Lord - his bonds are broken, all his sins are erased, and his works are brought to perfect fruition; his evil-mindedness disappears, and his ego is subdued. Taking to the Sanctuary of the Supreme Lord God, his comings and goings in reincarnation are ended. He saves himself, along with his family, chanting the Praises of God, the Lord of the Universe. I serve the Lord, and I chant the Name of God. From the Perfect Guru, Nanak has obtained peace and comfortable ease. || 15 || SHALOK: The perfect person never wavers; God Himself made him perfect. Day by day, he prospers; O Nanak, he shall not fail. || 16 || PAUREE: The day of the full moon: God alone is Perfect; He is the All-powerful Cause of causes. The Lord is kind and compassionate to all beings and creatures; His Protecting Hand is over all. He is the Treasure of Excellence, the Lord of the Universe; through the Guru, He acts. God, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, is All-knowing, Unseen and Immaculately Pure. The Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord, is the Knower of all ways and means. He is the Support of His Saints, with the Power to give Sanctuary. Twenty-four hours a day, I bow in reverence to Him. His Unspoken Speech cannot be understood; I meditate on the Feet of the Lord. He is the Saving Grace of sinners, the Master of the masterless; Nanak has entered God's Sanctuary. || 16 || SHALOK: My pain is gone, and my sorrows have departed, since I took to the Sanctuary of the Lord, my King. I have obtained the fruits of my mind's desires, O Nanak, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 17 || PAUREE: Some sing, some listen, and some contemplate; some preach, and some implant the Name within; this is how they are saved. Their sinful mistakes are erased, and they become pure; the filth of countless incarnations is washed away. In this world and the next, their faces shall be radiant; they shall not be touched by Maya. They are intuitively wise, and they are Vaishnaavs, worshippers of Vishnu; they are spiritually wise, wealthy and prosperous. They are spiritual heros, of noble birth, who vibrate upon the Lord God. The Kh'shatriyas, the Brahmins, the low-caste Soodras, the Vaisha workers and the outcast pariahs are all saved, meditating on the Lord. Nanak is the dust of the feet of those who know his God. || 17 ||




The True Guru, the Primal Being, is kind and compassionate; all are alike to Him. He looks upon all impartially; with pure faith in the mind, He is obtained. The Ambrosial Nectar is within the True Guru; He is exalted and sublime, of Godly status. O Nanak, by His Grace, one meditates on the Lord; the Gurmukhs obtain Him. || 1 || FOURTH MEHL: Egotism and Maya are total poison; in these, people continually suffer loss in this world. The Gurmukh earns the profit of the wealth of the Lord's Name, contemplating the Word of the Shabad. The poisonous filth of egotism is removed, when one enshrines the Ambrosial Name of the Lord within the heart.

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All the Gurmukh's affairs are brought to perfect completion; the Lord has showered him with His Mercy. O Nanak, one who meets the Primal Lord remains blended with the Lord, the Creator Lord. || 2 || PAUREE: You are True, O True Lord and Master. You are the Truest of the True, O Lord of the World. Everyone meditates on You; everyone falls at Your Feet. Your Praises are graceful and beautiful; You save those who speak them. You reward the Gurmukhs, who are absorbed in the True Name. O my Great Lord and Master, great is Your glorious greatness. || 1 || SHALOK, FOURTH MEHL: Without the Name, all other praise and speech is insipid and tasteless. The self-willed manmukhs praise their own egos; their attachment to egotism is useless. Those whom they praise, die; they all waste away in conflict. O servant Nanak, the Gurmukhs are saved, chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, the Embodiment of Supreme Bliss. || 1 || FOURTH MEHL: O True Guru, tell me of my Lord God, that I may meditate on the Naam within my mind. O Nanak, the Lord's Name is sacred and pure; chanting it, all my pain has been taken away. || 2 || PAUREE: You Yourself are the Formless Lord, the Immaculate Lord, our Sovereign King. Those who meditate on You, O True Lord with one-pointed mind, are rid of all their pain. You have no equal, next to whom I might sit and speak of You. You are the only Giver as great as Yourself. You are Immaculate; O True Lord, you are pleasing to my mind. O my True Lord and Master, Your Name is the Truest of the True. || 2 || SHALOK, FOURTH MEHL: Deep within the mind is the disease of ego; the self-willed manmukhs, the evil beings, are deluded by doubt. O Nanak, this disease is eradicated, only when one meets the True Guru, our Holy Friend. || 1 || FOURTH MEHL: The mind and body of the Gurmukh are imbued with the Love of the Lord, the Treasure of Virtue. Servant Nanak has taken to the Sanctuary of the Lord. Hail to the Guru, who has united me with the Lord. || 2 || PAUREE: You are the Personification of Creativity, the Inaccessible Lord. With whom should I compare You? If there was anyone else as great as You, I would name him; You alone are like Yourself. You are the One, permeating each and every heart; You are revealed to the Gurmukh. You are the True Lord and Master of all; You are the Highest of all. Whatever You do, O True Lord - that is what happens, so why should we grieve? || 3 || SHALOK, FOURTH MEHL: My mind and body are imbued with the Love of my Beloved, twenty-four hours a day. Shower Your Mercy upon servant Nanak, O God, that he may dwell in peace with the True Guru. || 1 || FOURTH MEHL: Those whose inner beings are filled with the Love of their Beloved, look beautiful as they speak. O Nanak, the Lord Himself knows all; the Beloved Lord has infused His Love. || 2 || PAUREE: O Creator Lord, You Yourself are infallible; You never make mistakes. Whatever You do is good, O True Lord; this understanding is obtained through the Word of the Guru's Shabad. You are the Cause of causes, the All-powerful Lord; there is no other at all. O Lord and Master, You are inaccessible and merciful.

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Everyone meditates on You. All beings are Yours; You belong to all. You deliver all. || 4 || SHALOK, FOURTH MEHL: Listen, O my Friend, to my message of love; my eyes are fixed upon You. The Guru was pleased - He united servant Nanak with his friend, and now he sleeps in peace. || 1 || FOURTH MEHL: The True Guru is the Merciful Giver; He is always compassionate. The True Guru has no hatred within Him; He beholds the One God everywhere. Anyone who directs hate against the One who has no hate, shall never be satisfied within. The True Guru wishes everyone well; how can anything bad happen to Him? As one feels towards the True Guru, so are the rewards he receives. O Nanak, the Creator knows everything; nothing can be hidden from Him. || 2 || PAUREE: One who has been made great by his Lord and Master - know him to be great! By His Pleasure, the Lord and Master forgives those who are pleasing to His Mind. One who tries to compete with Him is a senseless fool. One who is united with the Lord by the True Guru, sings His Praises and speaks His Glories. O Nanak, the True Lord is True; one who understands Him is absorbed in Truth. || 5 || SHALOK, FOURTH MEHL: The Lord is true, immaculate and eternal; He has no fear, hatred or form. Those who chant and meditate on Him, who single-mindedly focus their consciousness on Him, are rid of the burden of their ego. Those Gurmukhs who worship and adore the Lord - hail to those Saintly beings! If someone slanders the Perfect True Guru, he will be rebuked and reproached by the whole world. The Lord Himself abides within the True Guru; He Himself is His Protector. Blessed, Blessed is the Guru, who sings the Glories of God. Unto Him, I bow forever and ever in deepest reverence. Servant Nanak is a sacrifice to those who have meditated on the Creator Lord. || 1 || FOURTH MEHL: He Himself made the earth; He Himself made the sky. He Himself created the beings there, and He Himself places food in their mouths. He Himself is All-pervading; He Himself is the Treasure of Excellence. O servant Nanak, meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; He shall take away all your sinful mistakes. || 2 || PAUREE: You, O True Lord and Master, are True; the Truth is pleasing to the True One. The Messenger of Death does not even approach those who praise You, O True Lord. Their faces are radiant in the Court of the Lord; the Lord is pleasing to their hearts. The false ones are left behind; because of the falsehood and deceit in their hearts, they suffer in terrible pain. Black are the faces of the false; the false remain just false. || 6 || SHALOK, FOURTH MEHL: The True Guru is the field of Dharma; as one plants the seeds there, so are the fruits obtained. The GurSikhs plant ambrosial nectar, and obtain the Lord as their ambrosial fruit. Their faces are radiant in this world and the next; in the Court of the Lord, they are robed with honor.

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Some have cruelty in their hearts - they constantly act in cruelty; as they plant, so are the fruits which they eat. When the True Guru, the Tester, observes with His Glance, the selfish ones are all exposed. As one thinks, so does he receive, and so does the Lord make him known. O Nanak, the Lord and Master is pervading at both ends; He continually acts, and beholds His own play. || 1 || FOURTH MEHL: The mortal is of one mind - whatever he dedicates it to, in that he is successful. Some talk a lot, but they eat only that which is in their own homes. Without the True Guru, understanding is not obtained, and egotism does not depart from within. Suffering and hunger cling to the egotistical people; they hold out their hands and beg from door to door. Their falsehood and fraud cannot remain concealed; their false appearances fall off in the end. One who has such pre-ordained destiny comes to meet God through the True Guru. Just as iron is transmuted into gold by the touch of the Philosopher's Stone, so are people transformed by joining the Sangat, the Holy Congregation. O God, You are the Master of servant Nanak; as it pleases You, You lead him. || 2 || PAUREE: One who serves the Lord with all his heart - the Lord Himself unites him with Himself. He enters into a partnership with virtue and merit, and burns off all his demerits with the fire of the Shabad. Demerits are purchased cheap, like straw; he alone gathers merit, who is so blessed by the True Lord. I am a sacrifice to my Guru, who has erased my demerits, and revealed my virtuous merits. The Gurmukh chants the glorious greatness of the great Lord God. || 7 || SHALOK, FOURTH MEHL: Great is the greatness within the True Guru, who meditates night and day on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. The repetition of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is his purity and self-restraint; with the Name of the Lord, He is satisfied. The Lord's Name is His power, and the Lord's Name is His Royal Court; the Lord's Name protects Him. One who centers his consciousness and worships the Guru, obtains the fruits of his mind's desires. But one who slanders the Perfect True Guru, shall be killed and destroyed by the Creator. This opportunity shall not come into his hands again; he must eat what he himself has planted. He shall be taken to the most horrible hell, with his face blackened like a thief, and a noose around his neck. But if he should again take to the Sanctuary of the True Guru, and meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, then he shall be saved. Nanak speaks and proclaims the Lord's Story; as it pleases the Creator, so does he speak. || 1 || FOURTH MEHL: One who does not obey the Hukam, the Command of the Perfect Guru - that self-willed manmukh is plundered by his ignorance and poisoned by Maya. Within him is falsehood, and he sees everyone else as false; the Lord has tied these useless conflicts around his neck. He babbles on and on, but the words he speaks please no one. He wanders from house to house like an abandoned woman; whoever associates with him is stained by the mark of evil as well. Those who become Gurmukh avoid him; they forsake his company and sit hear the Guru.

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O chosen people, O self-elect, one who does not publicly affirm his Guru is not a good person; he loses all his profits and capital. People used to chant and recite the Shaastras and the Vedas, O Nanak, but now the Words of the Perfect Guru have come to be the most exalted of all. The glorious greatness of the Perfect Guru is pleasing to the GurSikh; the self-willed manmukhs have lost this opportunity. || 2 || PAUREE: The True Lord is truly the greatest of all; he alone obtains Him, who is anointed by the Guru. He is the True Guru, who meditates on the True Lord. The True Lord and the True Guru are truly One. He is the True Guru, the Primal Being, who has totally conquered his five passions. One who does not serve the True Guru, and who praises himself, is filled with falsehood within. Cursed, cursed is his ugly face. His words are not pleasing to anyone; his face is blackened, and he is separated from the True Guru. || 8 || SHALOK, FOURTH MEHL: Everyone is the field of the Lord God; the Lord Himself cultivates this field. The Gurmukh grows the crop of forgiveness, while the self-willed manmukh loses even his roots. They all plant for their own good, but the Lord causes to grow only that field with which He is pleased. The GurSikh plants the seed of the Lord's Ambrosial Nectar, and obtains the Lord's Ambrosial Naam as his Ambrosial Fruit. The mouse of Death is continually gnawing away at the crop, but the Creator Lord has beaten it off and driven it away. The farm was successful, by the Love of the Lord, and the crop was produced by God's Grace. He has removed all the burning and anxiety of those, who have meditated on the True Guru, the Primal Being. O servant Nanak, one who worships and adores the Naam, the Name of the Lord, swims across, and saves the whole world as well. || 1 || FOURTH MEHL: The self-willed manmukh is occupied with greed all day long, although he may claim otherwise. At night, he is overcome by fatigue, and all his nine holes are weakened. Over the head of the manmukh is the order of the woman; to her, he ever holds out his promises of goodness. Those men who act according to the orders of women are impure, filthy and foolish. Those impure men are engrossed in sexual desire; they consult their women and walk accordingly. One who walks as the True Guru tells him to, is the true man, the best of the best. He Himself created all women and men; the Lord Himself plays every play. You created the entire creation; O Nanak, it is the best of the best. || 2 || PAUREE: You are carefree, unfathomable and immeasurable; how can You be measured? Those who have met the True Guru and who meditate on You are very fortunate. The Word of the True Guru's Bani is the embodiment of Truth; through Gurbani, one becomes perfect. Jealously emulating the True Guru, some others may speak of good and bad, but the false are destroyed by their falsehood. Deep within them is one thing, and in their mouths is another; they suck in the poison of Maya, and then they painfully waste away. || 9 || SHALOK, FOURTH MEHL: Service to the True Guru is immaculate and pure; those humble beings who are pure perform this service. Those who have deceit, corruption and falsehood within - the True Lord Himself casts them out like lepers.

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