Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation


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He does not die, so I do not fear. He does not perish, so I do not grieve. He is not poor, so I do not hunger. He is not in pain, so I do not suffer. || 1 || There is no other Destroyer than Him. He is my very life, the Giver of life. || 1 || Pause || He is not bound, so I am not in bondage. He has no occupation, so I have no entanglements. He has no impurities, so I have no impurities. He is in ecstasy, so I am always happy. || 2 || He has no anxiety, so I have no cares. He has no stain, so I have no pollution. He has no hunger, so I have no thirst. Since He is immaculately pure, I correspond to Him. || 3 || I am nothing; He is the One and only. Before and after, He alone exists. O Nanak, the Guru has taken away my doubts and mistakes; He and I, joining together, are of the same color. || 4 || 32 || 83 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Serve Him in many different ways; Dedicate your soul, your breath of life and your wealth to Him. Carry water for Him, and wave the fan over Him - renounce your ego. Make yourself a sacrifice to Him, time and time again. || 1 || She alone is the happy soul-bride, who is pleasing to God. In her company, I may meet Him, O my mother. || 1 || Pause || I am the water-carrier of the slaves of His slaves. I treasure in my soul the dust of their feet. By that good destiny inscribed upon my forehead, I obtain their society. Through His Love, the Lord Master meets me. || 2 || I dedicate all to Him - chanting and meditation, austerity and religious observances. I offer all to Him - good actions, righteous conduct and incense burning. Renouncing pride and attachment, I become the dust of the feet of the Saints. In their society, I behold God with my eyes. || 3 || Each and every moment, I contemplate and adore Him. Day and night, I serve Him like this. The Lord of the Universe, the Cherisher of the World, has become merciful; in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, O Nanak, He forgives us. || 4 || 33 || 84 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: In the Love of God, eternal peace is obtained. In the Love of God, one is not touched by pain. In the Love of God, the filth of ego is washed away. In the Love of God, one becomes forever immaculate. || 1 || Listen, O friend: show such love and affection to God, the Support of the soul, the breath of life, of each and every heart. || 1 || Pause || In the Love of God, all treasures are obtained. In the Love of God, the Immaculate Naam fills the heart. In the Love of God, one is eternally embellished. In the Love of God, all anxiety is ended. || 2 || In the Love of God, one crosses over this terrible world-ocean. In the Love of God, one does not fear death. In the Love of God, all are saved. The Love of God shall go along with you. || 3 || By himself, no one is united, and no one goes astray. One who is blessed by God's Mercy, joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. Says Nanak, I am a sacrifice to You. O God, You are the Support and the Strength of the Saints. || 4 || 34 || 85 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Becoming a king, the mortal wields his royal authority; oppressing the people, he gathers wealth.

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Gathering it and collecting it, he fills his bags. But God takes it away from him, and gives it to another. || 1 || The mortal is like an unbaked clay pot in water; indulging in pride and egotism, he crumbles down and dissolves. || 1 || Pause || Being fearless, he becomes unrestrained. He does not think of the Creator, who is ever with him. He raises armies, and collects arms. But when the breath leaves him, he turns to ashes. || 2 || He has lofty palaces, mansions and queens, elephants and pairs of horses, delighting the mind; he is blessed with a great family of sons and daughters. But, engrossed in attachment, the blind fool wastes away to death. || 3 || The One who created him destroys him. Enjoyments and pleasures are like just a dream. He alone is liberated, and possesses regal power and wealth, O Nanak, whom the Lord Master blesses with His Mercy. || 4 || 35 || 86 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: The mortal is in love with this, but the more he has, the more he longs for more. It hangs around his neck, and does not leave him. But falling at the feet of the True Guru, he is saved. || 1 || I have renounced and discarded Maya, the Enticer of the world. I have met the Absolute Lord, and congratulations are pouring in. || 1 || Pause || She is so beautiful, she captivates the mind. On the road, and the beach, at home, in the forest and in the wilderness, she touches us. She seems so sweet to the mind and body. But by Guru's Grace, I have seen her to be deceptive. || 2 || Her courtiers are also great deceivers. They do not spare even their fathers or mothers. They have enslaved their companions. By Guru's Grace, I have subjugated them all. || 3 || Now, my mind is filled with bliss; my fear is gone, and the noose is cut away. Says Nanak, when I met the True Guru, I came to dwell within my home in absolute peace. || 4 || 36 || 87 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Twenty-four hours a day, he knows the Lord to be near at hand; he surrenders to the Sweet Will of God. The One Name is the Support of the Saints; they remain the dust of the feet of all. || 1 || Listen, to the way of life of the Saints, O my Siblings of Destiny; their praises cannot be described. || 1 || Pause || Their occupation is the Naam, the Name of the Lord. The Kirtan, the Praise of the Lord, the embodiment of bliss, is their rest. Friends and enemies are one and the same to them. They know of no other than God. || 2 || They erase millions upon millions of sins. They dispel suffering; they are givers of the life of the soul. They are so brave; they are men of their word. The Saints have enticed Maya herself. || 3 || Their company is cherished even by the gods and the angels. Blessed is their Darshan, and fruitful is their service. With his palms pressed together, Nanak offers his prayer: O Lord, Treasure of Excellence, please bless me with the service of the Saints. || 4 || 37 || 88 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: All peace and comforts are in the meditation of the One Name. All righteous actions of Dharma are in the singing of the Lord's Glorious Praises.

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The Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, is so very pure and sacred. Meeting with them, love for God is embraced. || 1 || By Guru's Grace, bliss is obtained. Meditating upon Him in remembrance, the mind is illumined; his state and condition cannot be described. || 1 || Pause || Fasts, religious vows, cleansing baths, and worship to Him; listening to the Vedas, Puraanas, and Shaastras. Extremely pure is he, and immaculate is his place, who meditates upon the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, in the Saadh Sangat. || 2 || That humble being becomes renowned all over the world. Even sinners are purified, by the dust of his feet. One who has met the Lord, the Lord our King, his condition and state cannot be described. || 3 || Twenty-four hours a day, with palms pressed together, I meditate; I yearn to obtain the Blessed Vision of the Darshan of those Holy Saints. Merge me, the poor one, with You, O Lord; Nanak has come to Your Sanctuary. || 4 || 38 || 89 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Twenty-four hours a day, he takes his cleansing bath in water; he makes continual offerings to the Lord; he is a true man of wisdom. He never leaves anything uselessly. Again and again, he falls at the Lord's Feet. || 1 || Such is the Saalagraam, the stone idol, which I serve; such is my worship, flower-offerings and divine adoration as well. || 1 || Pause || His bell resounds to the four corners of the world. His seat is forever in heaven. His chauri, his fly-brush, waves over all. His incense is ever-fragrant. || 2 || He is treasured in each and every heart. The Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, is His Eternal Court. His Aartee, his lamp-lit worship service, is the Kirtan of His Praises, which brings lasting bliss. His Greatness is so beautiful, and ever limitless. || 3 || He alone obtains it, who is so pre-ordained; he takes to the Sanctuary of the Saints' Feet. I hold in my hands the Saalagraam of the Lord. Says Nanak, the Guru has given me this Gift. || 4 || 39 || 90 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL, PANCH-PADAS: That highway, upon which the water-carrier is plundered - that way is far removed from the Saints. || 1 || The True Guru has spoken the Truth. Your Name, O Lord, is the Way to Salvation; the road of the Messenger of Death is far away. || 1 || Pause || That place, where the greedy toll-collector dwells - that path remains far removed from the Lord's humble servant. || 2 || There, where so very many caravans of men are caught, the Holy Saints remain with the Supreme Lord. || 3 || Chitra and Gupat, the recording angels of the conscious and the unconscious, write the accounts of all mortal beings, but they cannot even see the Lord's humble devotees. || 4 || Says Nanak, one whose True Guru is Perfect - the unblown bugles of ecstasy vibrate for him. || 5 || 40 || 91 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL, DU-PADAS 1: In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the Naam is learned; all desires and tasks are fulfilled. My thirst has been quenched, and I am satiated with the Lord's Praise. I live by chanting and meditating upon the Lord, the Sustainer of the earth. || 1 || I have entered the Sanctuary of the Creator, the Cause of all causes. By Guru's Grace, I have entered the home of celestial bliss. Darkness is dispelled, and the moon of wisdom has risen. || 1 || Pause ||

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My treasure-house is overflowing with rubies and jewels; I meditate on the Formless Lord, and so they never run short. How rare is that humble being, who drinks in the Ambrosial Nectar of the Word of the Shabad. O Nanak, he attains the state of highest dignity. || 2 || 41 || 92 || AASAA, SEVENTH HOUSE, FIFTH MEHL: Meditate continually on the Name of the Lord within your heart. Thus you shall save all your companions and associates. || 1 || My Guru is always with me, near at hand. Meditating, meditating in remembrance on Him, I cherish Him forever. || 1 || Pause || Your actions seem so sweet to me. Nanak begs for the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 2 || 42 || 93 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: The world is saved by the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. The Name of the Lord is the Support of the mind. || 1 || The Saints worship and adore the Lotus Feet of the Divine Guru; they love the Beloved Lord. || 1 || Pause || She who has such good destiny written upon her forehead, says Nanak, is blessed with the eternal happy marriage with the Lord. || 2 || 43 || 94 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: The Order of my Husband Lord seems so sweet to me. My Husband Lord has driven out the one who was my rival. My Beloved Husband has decorated me, His happy soul-bride. He has quieted the burning thirst of my mind. || 1 || It is good that I submitted to the Will of my Beloved Lord. I have realized celestial peace and poise within this home of mine. || 1 || Pause || I am the hand-maiden, the attendant of my Beloved Lord. He is eternal and imperishable, inaccessible and infinite. Holding the fan, sitting at His Feet, I wave it over my Beloved. The five demons who tortured me have run away. || 2 || I am not from a noble family, and I am not beautiful. What do I know? Why am I pleasing to my Beloved? I am a poor orphan, destitute and dishonored. My Husband took me in, and made me His queen. || 3 || When I saw my Beloved's face before me, I became so happy and peaceful; my married life was blessed. Says Nanak, my desires are fulfilled. The True Guru has united me with God, the treasure of excellence. || 4 || 1 || 95 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: A frown creases her forehead, and her look is evil. Her speech is bitter, and her tongue is rude. She is always hungry, and she believes her Husband to be far away. || 1 || Such is Maya, the woman, which the One Lord has created. She is devouring the whole world, but the Guru has saved me, O my Siblings of Destiny. || Pause || Administering her poisons, she has overcome the whole world. She has bewitched Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Only those Gurmukhs who are attuned to the Naam are blessed. || 2 || Performing fasts, religious observances and atonements, the mortals have grown weary. They wander over the entire planet, on pilgrimages to the banks of sacred rivers. But they alone are saved, who seek the Sanctuary of the True Guru. || 3 || Attached to Maya, the whole world is in bondage. The foolish self-willed manmukhs are consumed by their egotism. Taking me by the arm, Guru Nanak has saved me. || 4 || 2 || 96 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Everything is painful, when one forgets the Lord Master. Here and hereafter, such a mortal is useless. || 1 || The Saints are satisfied, meditating on the Lord, Har, Har.

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Bestowing Your Mercy, God, You attach us to Your Name; all peace comes by Your Will. || Pause || The Lord is Ever-present; one who deems Him to be far away, dies again and again, repenting. || 2 || The mortals do not remember the One, who has given them everything. Engrossed in such terrible corruption, their days and nights waste away. || 3 || Says Nanak, meditate in remembrance of the One Lord God. Salvation is obtained, in the Shelter of the Perfect Guru. || 4 || 3 || 97 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the mind and body are totally rejuvenated. All sins and sorrows are washed away. || 1 || How blessed is that day, O my Siblings of Destiny, when the Glorious Praises of the Lord are sung, and the supreme status is obtained. || Pause || Worshipping the feet of the Holy Saints, troubles and hatred are eliminated from the mind. || 2 || Meeting with the Perfect Guru, conflict is ended, and the five demons are totally subdued. || 3 || One whose mind is filled with the Name of the Lord, O Nanak - I am a sacrifice to him. || 4 || 4 || 98 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: O singer, sing of the One, who is the Support of the soul, the body and the breath of life. Serving Him, all peace is obtained. You shall no longer go to any other. || 1 || My Blissful Lord Master is forever in bliss; meditate continually and forever, on the Lord, the treasure of excellence. I am a sacrifice to the Beloved Saints; by their kind favor, God comes to dwell in the mind. || Pause || His gifts are never exhausted. In His subtle way, He easily absorbs all. His benevolence cannot be erased. So enshrine that True Lord within your mind. || 2 || His house is filled with all sorts of articles; God's servants never suffer pain. Holding to His Support, the state of fearless dignity is obtained. With each and every breath, sing of the Lord, the treasure of excellence. || 3 || He is not far from us, wherever we go. When He shows His Mercy, we obtain the Lord, Har, Har. I offer this prayer to the Perfect Guru. Nanak begs for the treasure of the Lord's Name. || 4 || 5 || 99 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: First, the pains of the body vanish; then, the mind becomes totally peaceful. In His Mercy, the Guru bestows the Lord's Name. I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to that True Guru. || 1 || I have obtained the Perfect Guru, O my Siblings of Destiny. All illness, sorrows and sufferings are dispelled, in the Sanctuary of the True Guru. || Pause || The feet of the Guru abide within my heart; I have received all the fruits of my heart's desires. The fire is extinguished, and I am totally peaceful. Showering His Mercy, the Guru has given this gift. || 2 || The Guru has given shelter to the shelterless. The Guru has given honor to the dishonored. Shattering his bonds, the Guru has saved His servant. I taste with my tongue the Ambrosial Bani of His Word. || 3 || By great good fortune, I worship the Guru's feet. Forsaking everything, I have obtained God's Sanctuary.

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That humble being, O Nanak, unto whom the Guru grants His Mercy, is forever enraptured. || 4 || 6 || 100 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: The True Guru has truly given a child. The long-lived one has been born to this destiny. He came to acquire a home in the womb, and his mother's heart is so very glad. || 1 || A son is born - a devotee of the Lord of the Universe. This pre-ordained destiny has been revealed to all. || Pause || In the tenth month, by the Lord's Order, the baby has been born. Sorrow is dispelled, and great joy has ensued. The companions blissfully sing the songs of the Guru's Bani. This is pleasing to the Lord Master. || 2 || The vine has grown, and shall last for many generations. The Power of the Dharma has been firmly established by the Lord. That which my mind wishes for, the True Guru has granted. I have become carefree, and I fix my attention on the One Lord. || 3 || As the child places so much faith in his father, I speak as it pleases the Guru to have me speak. This is not a hidden secret; Guru Nanak, greatly pleased, has bestowed this gift. || 4 || 7 || 101 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Giving His Hand, the Perfect Guru has protected the child. The glory of His servant has become manifest. || 1 || I contemplate the Guru, the Guru; I meditate on the Guru, the Guru. I offer my heart-felt prayer to the Guru, and it is answered. || Pause || I have taken to the Sanctuary of the True Divine Guru. The service of His servant has been fulfilled. || 2 || He has preserved my soul, body, youth and breath of life. Says Nanak, I am a sacrifice to the Guru. || 3 || 8 || 102 ||




I am Your purchased slave, O True Lord Master. My soul and body, and all of this, everything is Yours. || 1 || You are the honor of the dishonored. O Master, in You I place my trust. Without the True One, any other support is false - know this well. || 1 || Pause || Your Command is infinite; no one can find its limit. One who meets with the Perfect Guru, walks in the Way of the Lord's Will. || 2 || Cunning and cleverness are of no use. That which the Lord Master gives, by the Pleasure of His Will - that is pleasing to me. || 3 || One may perform tens of thousands of actions, but attachment to things is not satisfied. Servant Nanak has made the Naam his Support. He has renounced other entanglements. || 4 || 1 || 103 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: I have pursued all pleasures, but none is as great as the Lord. By the Pleasure of the Guru's Will, the True Lord Master is obtained. || 1 || I am a sacrifice to my Guru; I am forever and ever a sacrifice to Him. Please, grant me this one blessing, that I may never, even for an instant, forget Your Name. || 1 || Pause || How very fortunate are those who have the wealth of the Lord deep within the heart.

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They escape from the great noose of death; they are permeated with the Word of the Guru's Shabad. || 2 || How can I chant the Glorious Praises of the Guru? The Guru is the ocean of Truth and clear understanding. He is the Perfect Transcendent Lord, from the very beginning, and throughout the ages. || 3 || Meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, forever and ever, my mind is filled with the Love of the Lord, Har, Har. The Guru is my soul, my breath of life, and wealth; O Nanak, He is with me forever. || 4 || 2 || 104 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: If the Invisible and Infinite Lord dwells within my mind, even for a moment, then all my pains, troubles, and diseases vanish. || 1 || I am a sacrifice to my Lord Master. Meditating on Him, a great joy wells up within my mind and body. || 1 || Pause || I have heard only a little bit of news about the True Lord Master. I have obtained the peace of all peace, O my mother; I cannot estimate its worth. || 2 || He is so beautiful to my eyes; beholding Him, I have been bewitched. I am worthless, O my mother; He Himself has attached me to the hem of His robe. || 3 || He is beyond the world of the Vedas, the Koran and the Bible. The Supreme King of Nanak is immanent and manifest. || 4 || 3 || 105 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Tens of thousands of devotees worship and adore You, chanting, "Beloved, Beloved." How shall You unite me, the worthless and corrupt soul, with Yourself. || 1 || You are my Support, O Merciful God, Lord of the Universe, Sustainer of the World. You are the Master of all; the entire creation is Yours. || 1 || Pause || You are the constant help and support of the Saints, who behold You Ever-present. Those who lack the Naam, the Name of the Lord, shall die, engulfed in sorrow and pain. || 2 || Those servants, who lovingly perform the Lord's service, are freed from the cycle of reincarnation. What shall be the fate of those who forget the Naam? || 3 || As are the cattle which have strayed, so is the entire world. O God, please cut away Nanak's bonds, and unite him with Yourself. || 4 || 4 || 106 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Forget all other things, and dwell upon the Lord alone. Lay aside your false pride, and dedicate your mind and body to Him. || 1 || Twenty-four hours a day, praise the Creator Lord. I live by Your bountiful gifts - please, shower me with Your Mercy! || 1 || Pause || So, do that work, by which your face shall be made radiant. He alone becomes attached to the Truth, O Lord, unto whom You give it. || 2 || So build and adorn that house, which shall never be destroyed. Enshrine the One Lord within your consciousness; He shall never die. || 3 || The Lord is dear to those, who are pleasing to the Will of God. By Guru's Grace, Nanak describes the indescribable. || 4 || 5 || 107 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: What are they like - those who do not forget the Naam, the Name of the Lord? Know that there is absolutely no difference; they are exactly like the Lord. || 1 || The mind and body are enraptured, meeting with You, O Lord. Peace is obtained, by the favor of the Lord's humble servant; all pains are taken away. || 1 || Pause || As many as are the continents of the world, so many have been saved. Those, in whose minds You Yourself dwell, O Lord, are the perfect devotees. || 2 ||

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Those whom You approve, are approved. Such a celebrated and honored person is known everywhere. || 3 || Day and night, to worship and adore the Lord, the King - please, O True Supreme King, fulfill this, Nanak's desire. || 4 || 6 || 108 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: He, my Lord Master, is fully pervading all places. He is the One Lord Master, the roof over our heads; there is no other than Him. || 1 || As it pleases Your Will, please save me, O Savior Lord. Without You, my eyes see no other at all. || 1 || Pause || God Himself is the Cherisher; He takes care of each and every heart. That person, within whose mind You Yourself dwell, never forgets You. || 2 || He does that which is pleasing to Himself. He is known as the help and support of His devotees, throughout the ages. || 3 || Chanting and meditating up the Lord's Name, the mortal never comes to regret anything. O Nanak, I thirst for the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan; please, fulfill my desire, O Lord. || 4 || 7 || 109 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Why are you sleeping, and forgetting the Name, O careless and foolish mortal? So many have been washed away and carried off by this river of life. || 1 || O mortal, get aboard the boat of the Lord's Lotus Feet, and cross over. Twenty-four hours a day, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 1 || Pause || You may enjoy various pleasures, but they are useless without the Name. Without devotion to the Lord, you shall die in sorrow, again and again. || 2 || You may dress and eat and apply scented oils to your body, but without the meditative remembrance of the Lord, your body shall surely turn to dust, and you shall have to depart. || 3 || How very treacherous is this world-ocean; how very few realize this! Salvation rests in the Lord's Sanctuary; O Nanak, this is your pre-ordained destiny. || 4 || 8 || 110 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: No one is anyone's companion; why take any pride in others? With the Support of the One Name, this terrible world-ocean is crossed over. || 1 || You are the True Support of me, the poor mortal, O my Perfect True Guru. Gazing upon the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, my mind is encouraged. || 1 || Pause || Royal powers, wealth, and worldly involvements are of no use at all. The Kirtan of the Lord's Praise is my Support; this wealth is everlasting. || 2 || As many as are the pleasures of Maya, so many are the shadows they leave. The Gurmukhs sing of the Naam, the treasure of peace. || 3 || You are the True Lord, the treasure of excellence; O God, You are deep and unfathomable. The Lord Master is the hope and support of Nanak's mind. || 4 || 9 || 111 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Remembering Him, suffering is removed, and celestial peace is obtained. Night and day, with your palms pressed together, meditate on the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || He alone is Nanak's God, unto whom all beings belong. He is totally pervading everywhere, the Truest of the True. || 1 || Pause || Inwardly and outwardly, He is my companion and my helper; He is the One to be realized. Adoring Him, my mind is cured of all its ailments. || 2 || The Savior Lord is infinite; He saves us from the fire of the womb.

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The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is soothing and cool; remembering it in meditation, the inner fire is quenched. || 3 || Peace, poise, and immense bliss, O Nanak, are obtained, when one becomes the dust of the feet of the humble servants of the Lord. All of one's affairs are perfectly resolved, meeting with the Perfect Guru. || 4 || 10 || 112 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord of the Universe is the treasure of excellence; He is known only to the Gurmukh. When He shows His Mercy and Kindness, we revel in the Lord's Love. || 1 || Come, O Saints - let us join together and speak the Sermon of the Lord. Night and day, meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and ignore the criticism of others. || 1 || Pause || I live by chanting and meditating on the Naam, and so I obtain immense bliss. Attachment to the world is useless and vain; it is false, and perishes in the end. || 2 || How rare are those who embrace love for the Lord's Lotus Feet. Blessed and beautiful is that mouth, which meditates on the Lord. || 3 || The pains of birth, death and reincarnation are erased by meditating on the Lord. That alone is Nanak's joy, which is pleasing to God. || 4 || 11 || 113 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Come, O friends: let us meet together and enjoy all the tastes and flavors. Let us join together and chant the Ambrosial Name of the Lord, Har, Har, and so wipe away our sins. || 1 || Reflect upon the essence of reality, O Saintly beings, and no troubles shall afflict you. All of the thieves shall be destroyed, as the Gurmukhs remain wakeful. || 1 || Pause || Take wisdom and humility as your supplies, and burn away the poison of pride. True is that shop, and perfect the transaction; deal only in the merchandise of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 2 || They alone are accepted and approved, who dedicate their souls, bodies and wealth. Those who are pleasing to their God, celebrate in happiness. || 3 || Those fools, who drink in the wine of evil-mindedness, become the husbands of prostitutes. But those who are imbued with the sublime essence of the Lord, O Nanak, are intoxicated with the Truth. || 4 || 12 || 114 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: I made the effort; I did it, and made a beginning. I live by chanting and meditating on the Naam. The Guru has implanted this Mantra within me. || 1 || I fall at the Feet of the True Guru, who has dispelled my doubts. Bestowing His Mercy, God has dressed me, and decorated me with the Truth. || 1 || Pause || Taking me by the hand, He made me His own, through the True Order of His Command. That gift which God gave to me, is perfect greatness. || 2 || Forever and ever, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and chant the Name of the Destroyer of ego. My vows have been honored, by the Grace of God and the True Guru, who has showered His Mercy. || 3 || The Perfect Guru has given the wealth of the Naam, and the profit of singing the Lord's Glorious Praises. The Saints are the traders, O Nanak, and the Infinite Lord God is their Banker. || 4 || 13 || 115 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: One who has You as His Master, O God, is blessed with great destiny. He is happy, and forever at peace; his doubts and fears are all dispelled. || 1 || I am the slave of the Lord of the Universe; my Master is the greatest of all. He is the Creator, the Cause of causes; He is my True Guru. || 1 || Pause || There is no other whom I should fear.

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Serving the Guru, the Mansion of the Lord's Presence is obtained, and the impassable world-ocean is crossed over. || 2 || By Your Glance of Grace, peace is obtained, and the treasure fills the mind. That servant, unto whom You bestow Your Mercy, is approved and accepted. || 3 || How rare is that person who drinks in the Ambrosial Essence of the Lord's Kirtan. Nanak has obtained the commodity of the One Name; he lives by chanting and meditating on it within his heart. || 4 || 14 || 116 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: I am God's maid-servant; He is the highest of all. All things, big and small, are said to belong to Him. || 1 || I surrender my soul, my breath of life, and my wealth, to my Lord Master. Through His Name, I become radiant; I am known as His slave. || 1 || Pause || You are Carefree, the Embodiment of Bliss. Your Name is a gem, a jewel. One who has You as her Master, is satisfied, satiated and happy forever. || 2 || O my companions and fellow maidens, please implant that balanced understanding within me. Serve the Holy Saints lovingly, and find the treasure of the Lord. || 3 || All are servants of the Lord Master, and all call Him their own. She alone dwells in peace, O Nanak, whom the Lord adorns. || 4 || 15 || 117 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Become the servant of the Saints, and learn this way of life. Of all virtues, the most sublime virtue is to see your Husband Lord near at hand. || 1 || So, dye this mind of yours with the color of the Lord's Love. Renounce cleverness and cunning, and know that the Sustainer of the world is with you. || 1 || Pause || Whatever your Husband Lord says, accept that, and make it your decoration. Forget the love of duality, and chew upon this betel leaf. || 2 || Make the Word of the Guru's Shabad your lamp, and let your bed be Truth. Twenty-four hours a day, stand with your palms pressed together, and the Lord, your King, shall meet you. || 3 || She alone is cultured and embellished, and she alone is of incomparable beauty. She alone is the happy soul-bride, O Nanak, who is pleasing to the Creator Lord. || 4 || 16 || 118 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: As long as there are doubts in the mind, the mortal staggers and falls. The Guru removed my doubts, and I have obtained my place of rest. || 1 || Those quarrelsome enemies have been overcome, through the Guru. I have now escaped from them, and they have run away from me. || 1 || Pause || He is concerned with 'mine and yours', and so he is held in bondage. When the Guru dispelled my ignorance, then the noose of death was cut away from my neck. || 2 || As long as he does not understand the Command of God's Will, he remains miserable. Meeting with the Guru, he comes to recognize God's Will, and then, he becomes happy. || 3 || I have no enemies and no adversaries; no one is wicked to me. That servant, who performs the Lord's service, O Nanak, is the slave of the Lord Master. || 4 || 17 || 119 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Peace, celestial poise and absolute bliss are obtained, singing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. Bestowing His Name, the True Guru removes the evil omens. || 1 ||

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I am a sacrifice to my Guru; forever and ever, I am a sacrifice to Him. I am a sacrifice to the Guru; meeting Him, I am absorbed into the True Lord. || 1 || Pause || Good omens and bad omens affect those who do not keep the Lord in the mind. The Messenger of Death does not approach those who are pleasing to the Lord God. || 2 || Donations to charity, meditation and penance - above all of them is the Naam. One who chants with his tongue the Name of the Lord, Har, Har - his works are brought to perfect completion. || 3 || His fears are removed, and his doubts and attachments are gone; he sees none other than God. O Nanak, the Supreme Lord God preserves him, and no pain or sorrow afflicts him any longer. || 4 || 18 || 120 ||




Contemplating Him within my consciousness, I obtain total peace; but hereafter, will I be pleasing to Him or not? There is only One Giver; all others are beggars. Who else can we turn to? || 1 || When I beg from others, I am ashamed. The One Lord Master is the Supreme King of all; who else is equal to Him? || 1 || Pause || Standing up and sitting down, I cannot live without Him. I search and search for the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. Even Brahma and the sages Sanak, Sanandan, Sanaatan and Sanat Kumar, find it difficult to obtain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence. || 2 || He is unapproachable and unfathomable; His wisdom is deep and profound; His value cannot be appraised. I have taken to the Sanctuary of the True Lord, the Primal Being, and I meditate on the True Guru. || 3 || God, the Lord Master, has become kind and compassionate; He has cut the noose of death away from my neck. Says Nanak, now that I have obtained the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I shall not have to be reincarnated again. || 4 || 1 || 121 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Inwardly, I sing His Praises, and outwardly, I sing His Praises; I sing His Praises while awake and asleep. I am a trader in the Name of the Lord of the Universe; He has given it to me as my supplies, to carry with me. || 1 || I have forgotten and forsaken other things. The Perfect Guru has given me the Gift of the Naam; this alone is my Support. || 1 || Pause || I sing His Praises while suffering, and I sing His Praises while I am at peace as well. I contemplate Him while I walk along the Path. The Guru has implanted the Naam within my mind, and my thirst has been quenched. || 2 || I sing His Praises during the day, and I sing His Praises during the night; I sing them with each and every breath. In the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, this faith is established, that the Lord is with us, in life and in death. || 3 || Bless servant Nanak with this gift, O God, that he may obtain, and enshrine in his heart, the dust of the feet of the Saints. Hear the Lord's Sermon with your ears, and behold the Blessed Vision of His Darshan with your eyes; place your forehead upon the Guru's Feet. || 4 || 2 || 122 ||




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