Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation


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Children, wives, homes, and all possessions - attachment to all of these is false. || 1 || O mind, why do you burst out laughing? See with your eyes, that these things are only mirages. So earn the profit of meditation on the One Lord. || 1 || Pause || It is like the clothes which you wear on your body - they wear off in a few days. How long can you run upon a wall? Ultimately, you come to its end. || 2 || It is like salt, preserved in its container; when it is put into water, it dissolves. When the Order of the Supreme Lord God comes, the soul arises, and departs in an instant. || 3 || O mind, your steps are numbered, your moments spent sitting are numbered, and the breaths you are to take are numbered. Sing forever the Praises of the Lord, O Nanak, and you shall be saved, under the Shelter of the Feet of the True Guru. || 4 || 1 || 123 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: That which was upside-down has been set upright; the deadly enemies and adversaries have become friends. In the darkness, the jewel shines forth, and the impure understanding has become pure. || 1 || When the Lord of the Universe became merciful, I found peace, wealth and the fruit of the Lord's Name; I have met the True Guru. || 1 || Pause || No one knew me, the miserable miser, but now, I have become famous all over the world. Before, no one would even sit with me, but now, all worship my feet. || 2 || I used to wander in search of pennies, but now, all the desires of my mind are satisfied. I could not bear even one criticism, but now, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I am cooled and soothed. || 3 || What Glorious Virtues of the Inaccessible, Unfathomable, Profound Lord can one mere tongue describe? Please, make me the slave of the slave of Your slaves; servant Nanak seeks the Lord's Sanctuary. || 4 || 2 || 124 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: O fool, you are so slow to earn your profits, and so quick to run up losses. You do not purchase the inexpensive merchandise; O sinner, you are tied to your debts. || 1 || O True Guru, You are my only hope. Your Name is the Purifier of sinners, O Supreme Lord God; You are my only Shelter. || 1 || Pause || Listening to the evil talk, you are caught up in it, but you are hesitant to chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord. You are delighted by slanderous talk; your understanding is corrupt. || 2 || Others' wealth, others' wives and the slander of others - eating the uneatable, you have gone crazy. You have not enshrined love for the True Faith of Dharma; hearing the Truth, you are enraged. || 3 || O God, Merciful to the meek, Compassionate Lord Master, Your Name is the Support of Your devotees. Nanak has come to Your Sanctuary; O God, make him Your Own, and preserve his honor. || 4 || 3 || 125 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: They are attached to falsehood; clinging to the transitory, they are trapped in emotional attachment to Maya. Wherever they go, they do not think of the Lord; they are blinded by intellectual egotism. || 1 || O mind, O renunciate, why don't you adore Him? You dwell in that flimsy chamber, with all the sins of corruption. || 1 || Pause ||

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Crying out, "Mine, mine", your days and nights pass away; moment by moment, your life is running out. The sweet flavors tempt you, and you are occupied by your false and filthy business. || 2 || Your senses are beguiled by sensual pleasures of sex, by anger, greed and emotional attachment. The All-powerful Architect of Destiny has ordained that you shall be reincarnated over and over again. || 3 || When the Destroyer of the pains of the poor becomes merciful, then, as Gurmukh, you shall find absolute peace. Says Nanak, meditate on the Lord, day and night, and all your sickness shall be banished. || 4 || Meditate in this way, O Siblings of Destiny, on the Lord, the Architect of Destiny. The Destroyer of the pains of the poor has become merciful; He has removed the pains of birth and death. || 1 || Second Pause || 4 || 4 || 126 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: For a moment of sexual pleasure, you shall suffer in pain for millions of days. For an instant, you may savor pleasure, but afterwards, you shall regret it, again and again. || 1 || O blind man, meditate on the Lord, the Lord, your King. Your day is drawing near. || 1 || Pause || You are deceived, beholding with your eyes, the bitter melon and swallow-wort. But, like the companionship of a poisonous snake, so is the desire for another's spouse. || 2 || For the sake of your enemy, you commit sins, while you neglect the reality of your faith. Your friendship is with those who abandon you, and you are angry with your friends. || 3 || The entire world is entangled in this way; he alone is saved, who has the Perfect Guru. Says Nanak, I have crossed over the terrifying world-ocean; my body has become sanctified. || 4 || 5 || 127 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: O Lord, You behold whatever we do in secrecy; the fool may stubbornly deny it. By his own actions, he is tied down, and in the end, he regrets and repents. || 1 || My God knows, ahead of time, all things. Deceived by doubt, you may hide your actions, but in the end, you shall have to confess the secrets of your mind. || 1 || Pause || Whatever they are attached to, they remain joined to that. What can any mere mortal do? Please, forgive me, O Supreme Lord Master. Nanak is forever a sacrifice to You. || 2 || 6 || 128 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: He Himself preserves His servants; He causes them to chant His Name. Wherever the business and affairs of His servants are, there the Lord hurries to be. || 1 || The Lord appears near at hand to His servant. Whatever the servant asks of his Lord and Master, immediately comes to pass. || 1 || Pause || I am a sacrifice to that servant, who is pleasing to his God. Hearing of his glory, the mind is rejuvenated; Nanak comes to touch his feet. || 2 || 7 || 129 ||




The actor displays himself in many disguises, but he remains just as he is. The soul wanders through countless incarnations in doubt, but it does not come to dwell in peace.

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|| 1 || O Saints, my friends and companions, without the Lord, Har, Har, you shall perish. Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and win this precious treasure of human life. || 1 || Pause || God has created Maya of the three qualities; tell me, how can it be crossed over? The whirlpool is awesome and unfathomable; only through the Word of the Guru's Shabad is one carried across. || 2 || Searching and searching endlessly, seeking and deliberating, Nanak has realized the true essence of reality. Meditating on the invaluable treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the jewel of the mind is satisfied. || 3 || 1 || 130 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL, DU-PADAS: By Guru's Grace, He dwells within my mind; whatever I ask for, I receive. This mind is satisfied with the Love of the Naam, the Name of the Lord; it does not go out, anywhere, anymore. || 1 || My Lord and Master is the highest of all; night and day, I sing the Glories of His Praises. In an instant, He establishes and disestablishes; through Him, I frighten you. || 1 || Pause || When I behold my God, my Lord and Master, I do not pay any attention to any other. God Himself has adorned servant Nanak; his doubts and fears have been dispelled, and he writes the account of the Lord. || 2 || 2 || 131 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: The four castes and social classes, and the preachers with the six Shaastras on their finger-tips, the beautiful, the refined, the shapely and the wise - the five passions have enticed and beguiled them all. || 1 || Who has seized and conquered the five powerful fighters? Is there anyone strong enough? He alone, who conquers and defeats the five demons, is perfect in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga. || 1 || Pause || They are so awesome and great; they cannot be controlled, and they do not run away. Their army is mighty and unyielding. Says Nanak, that humble being who is under the protection of the Saadh Sangat, crushes those terrible demons. || 2 || 3 || 132 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: The Sublime Sermon of the Lord is the best thing for the soul. All other tastes are insipid. || 1 || Pause || The worthy beings, heavenly singers, silent sages and the knowers of the six Shaastras proclaim that nothing else is worthy of consideration. || 1 || It is the cure for evil passions, unique, unequalled and peace-giving; in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, O Nanak, drink it in. || 2 || 4 || 133 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: My Beloved has brought forth a river of nectar. The Guru has not held it back from my mind, even for an instant. || 1 || Pause || Beholding it, and touching it, I am sweetened and delighted. It is imbued with the Creator's Love. || 1 || Chanting it even for a moment, I rise to the Guru; meditating on it, one is not trapped by the Messenger of Death. The Lord has placed it as a garland around Nanak's neck, and within his heart. || 2 || 5 || 134 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: The Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, is exalted and sublime. || Pause || Every day, hour and moment, I continually sing and speak of Govind, Govind, the Lord of the Universe. || 1 || Walking, sitting and sleeping, I chant the Lord's Praises; I treasure His Feet in my mind and body. || 2 || I am so small, and You are so great, O Lord and Master; Nanak seeks Your Sanctuary. || 3 || 6 || 135 ||

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Renounce all your cleverness and remember the Supreme, Formless Lord God. Without the One True Name, everything appears as dust. || 1 || Know that God is always with you. By Guru's Grace, one understands, and is imbued with the Love of the One Lord. || 1 || Pause || Seek the Shelter of the One All-powerful Lord; there is no other place of rest. The vast and terrifying world-ocean is crossed over, singing continually the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 2 || Birth and death are overcome, and one does not have to suffer in the City of Death. He alone obtains the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, unto whom God shows His Mercy. || 3 || The One Lord is my Anchor and Support; the One Lord alone is the power of my mind. O Nanak, joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, meditate on Him; without the Lord, there is no other at all. || 4 || 1 || 136 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: The soul, the mind, the body and the breath of life belong to God. He has given all tastes and pleasures. He is the Friend of the poor, the Giver of life, the Protector of those who seek His Sanctuary. || 1 || O my mind, meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. Here and hereafter, He is our Helper and Companion; embrace love and affection for the One Lord. || 1 || Pause || They meditate on the Vedas and the Shaastras, to swim across the world-ocean. The many religious rituals, good deeds of karma and Dharmic worship - above all of these is the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 2 || Sexual desire, anger, and egotism depart, meeting with the Divine True Guru. Implant the Naam within, perform devotional worship to the Lord and serve God - this is good. || 3 || I seek the Sanctuary of Your Feet, O Merciful Lord; You are the Honor of the dishonored. You are the Support of my soul, my breath of life; O God, You are Nanak's strength. || 4 || 2 || 137 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: He wavers and falters, and suffers such great pain, without the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. The profit of the sublime essence of the Lord of the Universe is obtained, by the Love of the One Supreme Lord God. || 1 || Chant continually the Name of the Lord. With each and every breath, meditate on God, and renounce other love. || 1 || Pause || God is the Doer, the All-powerful Cause of causes; He Himself is the Giver of life. So renounce all your cleverness, and meditate on God, twenty-four hours a day. || 2 || He is our best friend and companion, ou_r help and support; He is lofty, inaccessible and infinite. Enshrine His Lotus Feet within your heart; He is the Support of the soul. || 3 || Show Your Mercy, O Supreme Lord God, that I may sing Your Glorious Praises. Total peace, and the greatest greatness, O Nanak, are obtained by living to chant the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 3 || 138 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: I make the effort, as You cause me to do, my Lord and Master, to behold You in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. I am imbued with the color of the Love of the Lord, Har, Har; God Himself has colored me in His Love. || 1 || I chant the Lord's Name within my mind. Bestow Your Mercy, and dwell within my heart; please, become my Helper. || 1 || Pause || Listening continually to Your Name, O Beloved God, I yearn to behold You.

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Please, be kind to me - I am just a worm. This is my object and purpose. || 2 || My body and wealth are Yours; You are my God - nothing is in my power. As You keep me, so do I live; I eat what You give me. || 3 || The sinful residues of countless incarnations are washed away, by bathing in the dust of the Lord's humble servants. By loving devotional worship, doubt and fear depart; O Nanak, the Lord is Ever-present. || 4 || 4 || 139 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: The Blessed Vision of Your Darshan is unapproachable and incomprehensible; he alone obtains it, who has such good destiny recorded upon his forehead. The Merciful Lord God has bestowed His Mercy, and the True Guru has granted the Lord's Name. || 1 || The Divine Guru is the Saving Grace in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga. Even those fools and idiots, stained with feces and urine, have all taken to Your service. || 1 || Pause || You Yourself are the Creator, who established the entire world. You are contained in all. The Righteous Judge of Dharma is wonder-struck, at the sight of everyone falling at the Lord's Feet. || 2 || The Golden Age of Sat Yuga, the Silver Age of Trayta Yuga, and the Brass Age of Dwaapar Yuga are good; but the best is the Dark Age, the Iron Age, of Kali Yuga. As we act, so are the rewards we receive; no one can take the place of another. || 3 || O Dear Lord, whatever Your devotees ask for, You do. This is Your Way, Your very nature. With my palms pressed together, O Nanak, I beg for this gift; Lord, please bless Your Saints with Your Vision. || 4 || 5 || 140 ||




O True Guru, by Your Words, even the worthless have been saved. || 1 || Pause || Even the most argumentative, vicious and indecent people, have been purified in Your company. || 1 || Those who have wandered in reincarnation, and those who have been consigned to hell - even their families have been redeemed. || 2 || Those whom no one knew, and those whom no one respected - even they have become famous and respected at the Court of the Lord. || 3 || What praise, and what greatness should I attribute to You? Nanak is a sacrifice to You, each and every moment. || 4 || 1 || 141 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: The crazy people are asleep. || 1 || Pause || They are intoxicated with attachment to their families and sensory pleasures; they are held in the grip of falsehood. || 1 || The false desires, and the dream-like delights and pleasures - these, the self-willed manmukhs call true. || 2 || The wealth of the Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord, is with them, but they do not find even a tiny bit of its mystery. || 3 || By Your Grace, O Lord, You save those, who take to the Sanctuary of the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation. || 4 || 2 || 142 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL, TI-PADAS: I seek the Love of my Beloved. || 1 || Pause || Gold, jewels, giant pearls and rubies - I have no need for them. || 1 ||

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Imperial power, fortunes, royal command and mansions - I have no desire for these. || 2 || The Sanctuary of the Lord's Feet, and dedication to the Saints - these bring me peace and pleasure. O Nanak, my burning fire has been put out, obtaining the Love of the Beloved. || 3 || 3 || 143 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: The Guru has revealed Him to my eyes. || 1 || Pause || Here and there, in each and every heart, and each and every being, You, O Fascinating Lord, You exist. || 1 || You are the Creator, the Cause of causes, the Support of the earth; You are the One and only, Beauteous Lord. || 2 || Meeting the Saints, and beholding the Blessed Vision of their Darshan, Nanak is a sacrifice to them; he sleeps in absolute peace. || 3 || 4 || 144 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is priceless. It brings peace and poise. || 1 || Pause || The Lord is my Companion and Helper; He shall not forsake me or leave me. He is unfathomable and unequalled. || 1 || He is my Beloved, my brother, father and mother; He is the Support of His devotees. || 2 || The Invisible Lord is seen through the Guru; O Nanak, this is the wondrous play of the Lord. || 3 || 5 || 145 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Please help me sustain my devotion. O Lord Master, I have come to You. || 1 || Pause || With the wealth of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, life becomes fruitful. Lord, please place Your Feet within my heart. || 1 || This is liberation, and this is the best way of life; please, keep me in the Society of the Saints. || 2 || Meditating on the Naam, I am absorbed in celestial peace; O Nanak, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 3 || 6 || 146 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: The Feet of my Lord and Master are so Beautiful! The Lord's Saints obtain them. || 1 || Pause || They eradicate their self-conceit and serve the Lord; drenched in His Love, they sing His Glorious Praises. || 1 || They place their hopes in Him, and they thirst for the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. Nothing else is pleasing to them. || 2 || This is Your Mercy, Lord; what can Your poor creatures do? Nanak is devoted, a sacrifice to You. || 3 || 7 || 147 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Remember the One Lord in meditation within your mind. || 1 || Pause || Meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and enshrine Him within your heart. Without Him there is no other. || 1 || Entering God's Sanctuary, all rewards are obtained, and all pains are taken away. || 2 || He is the Giver of all beings, the Architect of Destiny; O Nanak, He is contained in each and every heart. || 3 || 8 || 148 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: One who forgets the Lord is dead. || 1 || Pause || One who meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, obtains all rewards. That person becomes happy. || 1 || One who calls himself a king, and acts in ego and pride, is caught by his doubts, like a parrot in a trap. || 2 || Says Nanak, one who meets the True Guru, becomes permanent and immortal. || 3 || 9 || 149 ||




That love is forever fresh and new, which is for the Beloved Lord. || 1 || Pause || One who is pleasing to God shall not be reincarnated again.

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He remains absorbed in the loving devotional worship of the Lord, in the Love of the Lord. || 1 || He is blended with God, by dedicating his mind to Him. Bless Nanak with Your Name, O Lord - please, shower Your Mercy upon him! || 2 || 1 || 150 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Please, come to me, O Beloved Lord; without You, no one can comfort me. || 1 || Pause || One may read the Simritees and the Shaastras, and perform all sorts of religious rituals; and yet, without the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, God, there is no peace at all. || 1 || People have grown weary of observing fasts, vows and rigorous self-discipline; Nanak abides with God, in the Sanctuary of the Saints. || 2 || 2 || 151 ||




He sleeps, intoxicated by corruption and Maya; he does not come to realize or understand. Seizing him by the hair, the Messenger of Death pulls him up; then, he comes to his senses. || 1 || Those who are attached to the poison of greed and sin grab at the wealth of others; they only bring pain on themselves. They are intoxicated by their pride in those things which shall be destroyed in an instant; those demons do not understand. || 1 || Pause || The Vedas, the Shaastras and the holy men proclaim it, but the deaf do not hear it. When the game of life is over, and he has lost, and he breathes his last, then the fool regrets and repents in his mind. || 2 || He paid the fine, but it is in vain - in the Court of the Lord, his account is not credited. Those deeds which would have covered him - those deeds, he has not done. || 3 || The Guru has shown me the world to be thus; I sing the Kirtan of the Praises of the One Lord. Renouncing his pride in strength and cleverness, Nanak has come to the Lord's Sanctuary. || 4 || 1 || 152 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Dealing in the Name of the Lord of the Universe, and pleasing the Saints and holy men, obtain the Beloved Lord and sing His Glorious Praises; play the sound current of the Naad with the five instruments. || 1 || Pause || Obtaining His Mercy, I easily gained the Blessed Vision of His Darshan; now, I am imbued with the Love of the Lord of the Universe. Serving the Saints, I feel love and affection for my Beloved Lord Master. || 1 || The Guru has implanted spiritual wisdom within my mind, and I rejoice that I shall not have to come back again. I have obtained celestial poise, and the treasure within my mind. I have renounced all of the affairs of my mind's desires. It has been so long, so long, so long, so very long, since my mind has felt such a great thirst. Please, reveal to me the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, and show Yourself to me. Nanak the meek has entered Your Sanctuary; please, take me in Your embrace. || 2 || 2 || 153 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Who can destroy the fortress of sin, and release me from hope, thirst, deception, attachment and doubt? || 1 || Pause || How can I escape the afflictions of sexual desire, anger, greed and pride? || 1 || In the Society of the Saints, love the Naam, and sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. Night and day, meditate on God. I have captured and demolished the walls of doubt. O Nanak, the Naam is my only treasure. || 2 || 3 || 154 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Renounce sexual desire, anger and greed; remember the Name of the Lord of the Universe in your mind. Meditation on the Lord is the only fruitful action. ||

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1 || Pause || Renounce pride, attachment, corruption and falsehood, and chant the Name of the Lord, Raam, Raam, Raam. O mortal, attach yourself to the Feet of the Saints. || 1 || God is the Sustainer of the world, Merciful to the meek, the Purifier of sinners, the Transcendent Lord God. Awaken, and meditate on His Feet. Perform His devotional worship, O Nanak, and your destiny shall be fulfilled. || 2 || 4 || 155 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Pleasure and pain, detachment and ecstasy - the Lord has revealed His Play. || 1 || Pause || One moment, the mortal is in fear, and the next moment he is fearless; in a moment, he gets up and departs. One moment, he enjoys pleasures, and the next moment, he leaves and goes away. || 1 || One moment, he practices Yoga and intense meditation, and all sorts of worship; the next moment, he wanders in doubt. One moment, O Nanak, the Lord bestows His Mercy and blesses him with His Love, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 2 || 5 || 156 ||




Meditate on the Lord, the Lord of the Universe. Cherish the Beloved Lord, Har, Har, in your mind. The Guru says to install it in your consciousness. Turn away from others, and turn to Him. Thus you shall obtain your Beloved, O my companion. || 1 || Pause || In the pool of the world is the mud of attachment. Stuck in it, the his feet cannot walk towards the Lord. The fool is stuck; he cannot do anything else. Only by entering the Lord's Sanctuary, O my companion, will you be released. || 1 || Thus your consciousness shall be stable and steady and firm. Wilderness and household are the same. Deep within dwells the One Husband Lord; outwardly, there are many distractions. Practice Raja Yoga, the Yoga of meditation and success. Says Nanak, this is the way to dwell with the people, and yet remain apart from them. || 2 || 1 || 157 || AASAAVAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Cherish one desire only: meditate continually on the Guru. Install the wisdom of the Saints' Mantra. Serve the Feet of the Guru, and you shall meet Him, by Guru's Grace, O my mind. || 1 || Pause || All doubts are dispelled, and the Lord is seen to be pervading all places. The fear of death is dispelled, and the primal place is obtained. Then, all subservience is removed. || 1 || One who has such destiny recorded upon his forehead, obtains it; he crosses over the terrifying ocean of fire. He obtains a place in the home of his own self, and enjoys the most sublime essence of the Lord's essence. His hunger is appeased; Nanak, he is absorbed in celestial peace, O my mind. || 2 || 2 || 158 || AASAAVAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Sing the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har, Har. Meditate on the celestial music. The tongues of the holy Saints repeat it. I have heard that this is the way to emancipation. This is found by the greatest merit, O my mind. || 1 || Pause || The silent sages search for Him. God is the Master of all. It is so difficult to find Him in this world, in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga. He is the Dispeller of distress. God is the Fulfiller of desires, O my mind. || 1 || O my mind, serve Him.

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He is unknowable and inscrutable. Enshrine love for Him. He does not perish, or go away, or die. He is known only through the Guru. Nanak, my mind is satisfied with the Lord, O my mind. || 2 || 3 || 159 || AASAAVAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Grab hold of the Support of the One Lord. Chant the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Submit to the Order of the True Lord. Receive the treasure in your mind. Thus you shall be absorbed in peace, O my mind. || 1 || Pause || One who is dead while yet alive, crosses over the terrifying world-ocean. One who becomes the dust of all - he alone is called fearless. His anxieties are removed by the Teachings of the Saints, O my mind. || 1 || That humble being, who takes happiness in the Naam, the Name of the Lord - pain never draws near him. One who listens to the Praise of the Lord, Har, Har, is obeyed by all men. How fortunate it is that he came into the world; Nanak, he is pleasing to God, O my mind. || 2 || 4 || 160 || AASAAVAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Meeting together, let us sing the Praises of the Lord, and attain the supreme state. Those who obtain that sublime essence, obtain all of the spiritual powers of the Siddhas. They remain awake and aware night and day; Nanak, they are blessed by great good fortune, O my mind. || 1 || Pause || Let us wash the feet of the Saints; our evil-mindedness shall be cleansed. Becoming the dust of the feet of the Lord's slaves, one shall not be afflicted with pain. Taking to the Sanctuary of His devotees, he is no longer subject to birth and death. They alone become eternal, who chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, O my mind. || 1 || You are my Friend, my Best Friend. Please, implant the Naam, the Name of the Lord, within me. Without Him, there is not any other. Within my mind, I worship Him in adoration. I do not forget Him, even for an instant. How can I live without Him? I am a sacrifice to the Guru. Nanak, chant the Name, O my mind. || 2 || 5 || 161 || AASAAVAREE, FIFTH MEHL: You are the Creator, the Cause of causes. I cannot think of any other. Whatever You do, comes to pass. I sleep in peace and poise. My mind has become patient, since I fell at God's Door, O my mind. || 1 || Pause || Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I gained perfect control over my senses. Ever since I rid myself of my self-conceit, my sufferings have ended. He has showered His Mercy upon me. The Creator Lord has preserved my honor, O my mind. || 1 || Know that this is the only peace; accept whatever the Lord does. No one is bad. Become the dust of the Feet of the Saints. He Himself preserves those who taste the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord, O my mind. || 2 || One who has no one to call his own - God belongs to him. God knows the state of our innermost being. He knows everything. Please, Lord, save the sinners. This is Nanak's prayer, O my mind. || 3 || 6 || 162 || AASAAVAREE, FIFTH MEHL, IK-TUKAS: O my stranger soul, listen to the call. || 1 || Pause ||

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Whatever you are attached to, you shall have to leave it all behind. These things seem like only a dream, to one who takes the Lord's Name. || 1 || Forsaking the Lord, and clinging to another, they run toward death and reincarnation. But those humble beings, who attach themselves to the Lord, Har, Har, continue to live. One who is blessed with the Lord's Mercy, O Nanak, becomes His devotee. || 2 || 7 || 163 || 232 ||




Who should I tell the condition of the mind? Engrossed in greed, running around in the ten directions, you hold to your hopes of wealth. || 1 || Pause || For the sake of pleasure, you suffer such great pain, and you have to serve each and every person. You wander from door to door like a dog, unconscious of the Lord's meditation. || 1 || You lose this human life in vain, and You are not even ashamed when others laugh at you. O Nanak, why not sing the Lord's Praises, so that you may be rid of the body's evil disposition? || 2 || 1 || 233 ||




He descends the treacherous precipice, to bathe in the cleansing pool; without speaking or saying anything, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. Like water vapor in the sky, he remains absorbed in the Lord. He churns the true pleasures to obtain the supreme nectar. || 1 || Listen to such spiritual wisdom, O my mind. The Lord is totally pervading and permeating all places. || 1 || Pause || One who makes Truthfulness his fast and religious vows, does not suffer the pain of death. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, he burns away his anger. He dwells in the Tenth Gate, immersed in the Samaadhi of deep meditation. Touching the philosopher's stone, he obtains the supreme status. || 2 || For the benefit of the mind, churn the true essence of reality; bathing in the over-flowing tank of nectar, filth is washed away. We become like the One with whom we are imbued. Whatever the Creator does, comes to pass. || 3 || The Guru is cool and soothing like ice; He puts out the fire of the mind. Smear your body with the ashes of dedicated service, and live in the home of peace - make this your religious order. Let the Immaculate Bani of the Word be your playing of the flute. || 4 || Spiritual wisdom within is the supreme, sublime nectar. Contemplation of the Guru is one's bathing at holy places of pilgrimage. Worship and adoration within is the Lord's dwelling. He is the One who blends one's light with the Divine Light. || 5 || He delights in the delightful wisdom of loving the One Lord. He is one of the self-elect - he merges with the Lord, who occupies the throne. He performs his works in obedience to the Will of his Lord and Master. The Unknowable Lord cannot be understood. || 6 || The lotus originates in the water, and yet it remains distinct from the water. Just so, the Divine Light pervades and permeates the water of the world. Who is near, and who is far away? I sing the Glories of the Lord, the treasure of virtue; I behold Him ever-present. || 7 || Inwardly and outwardly, there is none other than Him.

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Whatever pleases Him, comes to pass. Listen, O Bharthari Yogi - Nanak speaks after deliberation; the Immaculate Name is my only Support. || 8 || 1 || AASAA, FIRST MEHL: All meditation, all austerities, and all clever tricks, lead one to wander in the wilderness, but he does not find the Path. Without understanding, he is not approved; without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, ashes are thrown upon one's head. || 1 || True is the Master; the world comes and goes. The mortal is emancipated, as Gurmukh, as the Lord's slave. || 1 || Pause || The world is bound by its attachments to the many desires. Through the Guru's Teachings, some become free of desire. Within them is the Naam, and their heart lotus blossoms forth. They have no fear of death. || 2 || The men of the world are conquered by woman; they love the ladies. Attached to children and wife, they forget the Naam. They waste this human life in vain, and lose the game in the gamble. Serving the True Guru is the best occupation. || 3 || One who speaks egotistically in public, never attains liberation within. One who burns away his attachment to Maya, by the Word of the Guru's Shabad, meditates forever within his heart on the Immaculate Naam. || 4 || He restrains his wandering mind, and keeps it under control. The company of such a Sikh is obtained only by Grace. Without the Guru, he goes astray and continues coming and going. Bestowing His Mercy, the Lord unites him in Union. || 5 || I cannot describe the Beauteous Lord. I speak the unspoken; I cannot estimate His value. All pain and pleasure come by Your Will. All pain is eradicated by the True Name. || 6 || He plays the instrument without hands, and dances without feet. But if he understands the Word of the Shabad, then he shall behold the True Lord. With the True Lord within the self, all happiness comes. Showering His Mercy, the Preserving Lord preserves him. || 7 || He understands the three worlds; he eliminates his self-conceit. He understands the Bani of the Word, and he is absorbed into the True Lord. Contemplating the Shabad, he enshrines love for the One Lord. O Nanak, blessed is the Lord, the Embellisher. || 8 || 2 || AASAA, FIRST MEHL: There are innumerable writings; those who write them take pride in them. When one's mind accepts the Truth, he understands, and speaks of it. Words, spoken and read again and again, are useless loads. There are innumerable writings, but the Infinite Lord remains unwritten. || 1 || Know that such a True Lord is the One and only. Understand that birth and death come according to the Lord's Will. || 1 || Pause || Because of attachment to Maya, the world is bound by the Messenger of Death. These bonds are released when one remembers the Naam, the Name of the Lord. The Guru is the Giver of peace; do not look for any other. In this world, and the next, He shall stand by you. || 2 || One who dies in the Word of the Shabad, embraces love for the One Lord. One who eats the uneatable, has his doubts dispelled. He is Jivan Mukta - liberated while yet alive; the Naam abides in his mind. Becoming Gurmukh, he merges into the True Lord. || 3 || The One who created the earth and the Akaashic ethers of the sky, established all; He establishes and disestablishes. He Himself is permeating all. He does not consult anyone; He Himself forgives. || 4 || You are the Ocean, over-flowing with jewels and rubies. You are immaculate and pure, the true treasure of virtue.

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