Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation

 
 

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Through the Naam, the fire of desire is extinguished; the Naam is obtained by His Will. || 1 || Pause || In the Dark Age of Kali Yuga, realize the Word of the Shabad. By this devotional worship, egotism is eliminated. Serving the True Guru, one becomes approved. So know the One, who created hope and desire. || 2 || What shall we offer to one who proclaims the Word of the Shabad? By His Grace, the Naam is enshrined within our minds. Offer your head, and shed your self-conceit. One who understands the Lord's Command finds lasting peace. || 3 || He Himself does, and causes others to do. He Himself enshrines His Name in the mind of the Gurmukh. He Himself misleads us, and He Himself puts us back on the Path. Through the True Word of the Shabad, we merge into the True Lord. || 4 || True is the Shabad, and True is the Word of the Lord's Bani. In each and every age, the Gurmukhs speak it and chant it. The self-willed manmukhs are deluded by doubt and attachment. Without the Name, everyone wanders around insane. || 5 || Throughout the three worlds, is the one Maya. The fool reads and reads, but holds tight to duality. He performs all sorts of rituals, but still suffers terrible pain. Serving the True Guru, eternal peace is obtained. || 6 || Reflective meditation upon the Shabad is such sweet nectar. Night and day, one enjoys it, subduing his ego. When the Lord showers His Mercy, we enjoy celestial bliss. Imbued with the Naam, love the True Lord forever. || 7 || Meditate on the Lord, and read and reflect upon the Guru's Shabad. Meditate on the Lord, and be imbued with fear and love of the True One. O Nanak, enshrine the Naam within your heart, through the Guru's Teachings. || 8 || 3 || 25 ||

 

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

RAAG AASAA, THIRD MEHL, ASHTAPADEES, EIGHTH HOUSE, KAAFEE:

Peace emanates from the Guru; He puts out the fire of desire. The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is obtained from the Guru; it is the greatest greatness. || 1 || Keep the One Name in your consciousness, O my Siblings of Destiny. Seeing the world on fire, I have hurried to the Lord's Sanctuary. || 1 || Pause || Spiritual wisdom emanates from the Guru; reflect upon the supreme essence of reality. Through the Guru, the Lord's Mansion and His Court are attained; His devotional worship is overflowing with treasures. || 2 || The Gurmukh meditates on the Naam; he achieves reflective meditation and understanding. The Gurmukh is the Lord's devotee, immersed in His Praises; the Infinite Word of the Shabad dwells within him. || 3 || Happiness emanates from the Gurmukh; he never suffers pain. The Gurmukh conquers his ego, and his mind is immaculately pure. || 4 || Meeting the True Guru, self-conceit is removed, and understanding of the three worlds is obtained. The Immaculate Divine Light is pervading and permeating everywhere; one's light merges into the Light. || 5 || The Perfect Guru instructs, and one's intellect becomes sublime. A cooling and soothing peace comes within, and through the Naam, peace is obtained. || 6 || One meets the Perfect True Guru only when the Lord bestows His Glance of Grace. All sins and vices are eradicated, and one shall never again suffer pain or distress.


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|| 7 || Glory is in His Hands; He bestows His Name, and attaches us to it. O Nanak, the treasure of the Naam abides within the mind, and glory is obtained. || 8 || 4 || 26 || AASAA, THIRD MEHL: Listen, O mortal: enshrine His Name within your mind; He shall come to meet with you, O my Sibling of Destiny. Night and day, center your consciousness on true devotional worship of the True Lord. || 1 || Meditate on the One Naam, and you shall find peace, O my Siblings of Destiny. Eradicate egotism and duality, and your glory shall be glorious. || 1 || Pause || The angels, humans and silent sages long for this devotional worship, but without the True Guru, it cannot be attained. The Pandits, the religious scholars, and the astrologers read their books, but they do not understand. || 2 || He Himself keeps all in His Hand; nothing else can be said. Whatever He gives, is received. The Guru has imparted this understanding to me. || 3 || All beings and creatures are His; He belongs to all. So who can we call bad, since there is no other? || 4 || The Command of the One Lord is pervading throughout; duty to the One Lord is upon the heads of all. He Himself has led them astray, and placed greed and corruption within their hearts. || 5 || He has sanctified those few Gurmukhs who understand Him, and reflect upon Him. He grants devotional worship to them, and within them is the treasure. || 6 || The spiritual teachers know nothing but the Truth; they obtain true understanding. They are led astray by Him, but they do not go astray, because they know the True Lord. || 7 || Within the homes of their bodies, the five passions are pervading, but here, the five are well-behaved. O Nanak, without the True Guru, they are not overcome; through the Naam, the ego is conquered. || 8 || 5 || 27 || AASAA, THIRD MEHL: Everything is within the home of your own self; there is nothing beyond it. By Guru's Grace, it is obtained, and the doors of the inner heart are opened wide. || 1 || From the True Guru, the Lord's Name is obtained, O Siblings of Destiny. The treasure of the Naam is within; the Perfect True Guru has shown this to me. || 1 || Pause || One who is a buyer of the Lord's Name, finds it, and obtains the jewel of contemplation. He opens the doors deep within, and through the Eyes of Divine Vision, beholds the treasure of liberation. || 2 || There are so many mansions within the body; the soul dwells within them. He obtains the fruits of his mind's desires, and he shall not have to go through reincarnation again. || 3 || The appraisers cherish the commodity of the Name; they obtain understanding from the Guru. The wealth of the Naam is priceless; how few are the Gurmukhs who obtain it. || 4 || Searching outwardly, what can anyone find? The commodity is deep within the home of the self, O Siblings of Destiny. The entire world is wandering around, deluded by doubt; the self-willed manmukhs lose their honor. || 5 || The false one leaves his own hearth and home, and goes out to another's home. Like a thief, he is caught, and without the Naam, he is beaten and struck down. || 6 || Those who know their own home, are happy, O Siblings of Destiny. They realize God within their own hearts, through the glorious greatness of the Guru. || 7 || He Himself gives gifts, and He Himself bestows understanding; unto whom can we complain? O Nanak, meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and you shall obtain glory in the True Court. || 8 || 6 || 28 ||


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AASAA, THIRD MEHL: Those who recognize their own selves, enjoy the sweet flavor, O Siblings of Destiny. Those who drink in the sublime essence of the Lord are emancipated; they love the Truth. || 1 || The Beloved Lord is the purest of the pure; He comes to dwell in the pure mind. Praising the Lord, through the Guru's Teachings, one remains unaffected by corruption. || 1 || Pause || Without the Word of the Shabad, they do not understand themselves - they are totally blind, O Siblings of Destiny. Through the Guru's Teachings, the heart is illuminated, and in the end, only the Naam shall be your companion. || 2 || They are occupied with the Naam, and only the Naam; they deal only in the Naam. Deep within their hearts is the Naam; upon their lips is the Naam; they contemplate the Word of God, and the Naam. || 3 || They listen to the Naam, believe in the Naam, and through the Naam, they obtain glory. They praise the Naam, forever and ever, and through the Naam, they obtain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence. || 4 || Through the Naam, their hearts are illumined, and through the Naam, they obtain honor. Through the Naam, peace wells up; I seek the Sanctuary of the Naam. || 5 || Without the Naam, no one is accepted; the self-willed manmukhs lose their honor. In the City of Death, they are tied down and beaten, and they lose their lives in vain. || 6 || Those Gurmukhs who realize the Naam, all serve the Naam. So believe in the Naam, and only the Naam; through the Naam, glorious greatness is obtained. || 7 || He alone receives it, unto whom it is given. Through the Guru's Teachings, the Naam is realized. O Nanak, everything is under the influence of the Naam; by perfect good destiny, a few obtain it. || 8 || 7 || 29 || AASAA, THIRD MEHL: The deserted brides do not obtain the Mansion of their Husband's Presence, nor do they know His taste. They speak harsh words, and do not bow to Him; they are in love with another. || 1 || How can this mind come under control? By Guru's Grace, it is held in check; instructed in spiritual wisdom, it returns to its home. || 1 || Pause || He Himself adorns the happy soul-brides; they bear Him love and affection. They live in harmony with the Sweet Will of the True Guru, naturally adorned with the Naam. || 2 || They enjoy their Beloved forever, and their bed is decorated with Truth. They are fascinated with the Love of their Husband Lord; meeting their Beloved, they obtain peace. || 3 || Spiritual wisdom is the incomparable decoration of the happy soul-bride. She is so beautiful - she is the queen of all; she enjoys the love and affection of her Husband Lord. || 4 || The True Lord, the Unseen, the Infinite, has infused His Love among the happy soul-brides. They serve their True Guru, with true love and affection. || 5 || The happy soul-bride has adorned herself with the necklace of virtue. She applies the perfume of love to her body, and within her mind is the jewel of reflective meditation. || 6 || Those who are imbued with devotional worship are the most exalted. Their social standing and honor come from the Word of the Shabad. Without the Naam, all are low class, like maggots in manure. || 7 || Everyone proclaims, "Me, me!"; but without the Shabad, the ego does not depart. O Nanak, those who are imbued with the Naam lose their ego; they remain absorbed in the True Lord. || 8 || 8 || 30 || AASAA, THIRD MEHL: Those who are imbued with the True Lord are spotless and pure; their reputation is forever true.


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Here, they are known in each and every home, and hereafter, they are famous throughout the ages. || 1 || O beauteous and joyful mind, imbue yourself with your true color. If you imbue yourself with the Beauteous Word of the Guru's Bani, then this color shall never fade away. || 1 || Pause || I am lowly, filthy, and totally egotistical; I am attached to the corruption of duality. But meeting with the Guru, the Philosopher's Stone, I am transformed into gold; I am blended with the Pure Light of the Infinite Lord. || 2 || Without the Guru, no one is imbued with the color of the Lord's Love; meeting with the Guru, this color is applied. Those who are imbued with the Fear, and the Love of the Guru, are absorbed in the Praise of the True Lord. || 3 || Without fear, the cloth is not dyed, and the mind is not rendered pure. Without fear, the performance of rituals is false, and one finds no place of rest. || 4 || Only those whom the Lord imbues, are so imbued; they join the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation. From the Perfect Guru, the Sat Sangat emanates, and one easily merges into the Love of the True One. || 5 || Without the Sangat, the Company of the Holy, all remain like beasts and animals. They do not know the One who created them; without the Name, all are thieves. || 6 || Some purchase merits and sell off their demerits; through the Guru, they obtain peace and poise. Serving the Guru, they obtain the Name, which comes to dwell deep within. || 7 || The One Lord is the Giver of all; He assigns tasks to each and every person. O Nanak, the Lord embellishes us with the Name; attached to the Word of the Shabad, we are merged into Him. || 8 || 9 || 31 || AASAA, THIRD MEHL: Everyone longs for the Name, but he alone receives it, unto whom the Lord shows His Mercy. Without the Name, there is only pain; he alone obtains peace, whose mind is filled with the Name. || 1 || You are infinite and merciful; I seek Your Sanctuary. From the Perfect Guru, the glorious greatness of the Naam is obtained. || 1 || Pause || Inwardly and outwardly, there is only the One Lord. He has created the world, with its many varieties. According to the Order of His Will, He makes us act. What else can we talk about, O Siblings of Destiny? || 2 || Knowledge and ignorance are all your making; You have control over these. Some, You forgive, and unite with Yourself; while others, the wicked, you strike down and drive out of Your Court. || 3 || Some, from the very beginning, are pure and pious; You attach them to Your Name. Serving the Guru, peace wells up; through the True Word of the Shabad, one comes to understand. || 4 || Some are crooked, filthy and vicious; the Lord Himself has led them astray from the Name. They have no intuition, no understanding and no self-discipline; they wander around delirious. || 5 || He grants faith to those whom He has blessed with His Glance of Grace. This mind finds truth, contentment and self-discipline, hearing the Immaculate Word of the Shabad. || 6 || By reading books, one cannot reach Him; by speaking and talking, His limits cannot be found. Through the Guru, His value is found; through the True Word of the Shabad, understanding is obtained. || 7 || So reform this mind and body, by contemplating the Word of the Guru's Shabad. O Nanak, within this body is the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord; it is found through the Love of the Infinite Guru. || 8 || 10 || 32 || AASAA, THIRD MEHL: The happy soul-brides are imbued with Truth; they are adorned with the Word of the Guru's Shabad.


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They find their Husband Lord within their own home, contemplating the True Word of the Shabad. || 1 || Through merits, their demerits are forgiven, and they embrace love for the Lord. The soul-bride then obtains the Lord as her Husband; meeting the Guru, this union comes about. || 1 || Pause || Some do not know the Presence of their Husband Lord; they are deluded by duality and doubt. How can the forsaken brides meet Him? Their life night passes in pain. || 2 || Those whose minds are filled with the True Lord, perform truthful actions. Night and day, they serve the Lord with poise, and are absorbed in the True Lord. || 3 || The forsaken brides wander around, deluded by doubt; telling lies, they eat poison. They do not know their Husband Lord, and upon their deserted bed, they suffer in misery. || 4 || The True Lord is the One and only; do not be deluded by doubt, O my mind. Consult with the Guru, serve the True Lord, and enshrine the Immaculate Truth within your mind. || 5 || The happy soul-bride always finds her Husband Lord; she banishes egotism and self-conceit. She remains attached to her Husband Lord, night and day, and she finds peace upon His Bed of Truth. || 6 || Those who shouted, "Mine, mine!" have departed, without obtaining anything. The separated one does not obtain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence, and departs, repenting in the end. || 7 || That Husband Lord of mine is the One and only; I am in love with the One alone. O Nanak, if the soul-bride longs for peace, she should enshrine the Lord's Name within her mind. || 8 || 11 || 33 || AASAA, THIRD MEHL: Those whom the Lord has caused to drink in the Ambrosial Nectar, naturally, intuitively, enjoy the sublime essence. The True Lord is care-free; he does not have even an iota of greed. || 1 || The True Ambrosial Nectar rains down, and trickles into the mouths of the Gurmukhs. Their minds are forever rejuvenated, and they naturally, intuitively, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || The self-willed manmukhs are forever forsaken brides; they cry out and bewail at the Lord's Gate. Those who do not enjoy the sublime taste of their Husband Lord, act according to their pre-ordained destiny. || 2 || The Gurmukh plants the seed of the True Name, and it sprouts. He deals in the True Name alone. Those whom the Lord has attached to this profitable venture, are granted the treasure of devotional worship. || 3 || The Gurmukh is forever the true, happy soul-bride; she adorns herself with the fear of God and devotion to Him. Night and day, she enjoys her Husband Lord; she keeps Truth enshrined within her heart. || 4 || I am a sacrifice to those who have enjoyed their Husband Lord. They dwell forever with their Husband Lord; they eradicate self-conceit from within. || 5 || Their bodies and minds are cooled and soothed, and their faces are radiant, from the love and affection of their Husband Lord. They enjoy their Husband Lord upon His cozy bed, having conquered their ego and desire. || 6 || Granting His Grace, He comes into our homes, through our infinite Love for the Guru. The happy soul-bride obtains the One Lord as her Husband. || 7 || All of her sins are forgiven; the Uniter unites her with Himself. O Nanak, chant such chants, that hearing them, He may enshrine love for you. || 8 || 12 || 34 || AASAA, THIRD MEHL: Merit is obtained from the True Guru, when God causes us to meet Him.


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Meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, with intuitive ease and poise, spiritual wisdom is revealed. || 1 || O my mind, do not think of the Lord as being far away; behold Him ever close at hand. He is always listening, and always watching over us; the Word of His Shabad is all-pervading everywhere. || 1 || Pause || The Gurmukhs understand their own selves; they meditate single-mindedly on the Lord. They enjoy their Husband Lord continually; through the True Name, they find peace. || 2 || O my mind, no one belongs to you; contemplate the Shabad, and see this. So run to the Lord's Sanctuary, and find the gate of salvation. || 3 || Listen to the Shabad, and understand the Shabad, and lovingly focus your consciousness on the True One. Through the Shabad, conquer your ego, and in the True Mansion of the Lord's Presence, you shall find peace. || 4 || In this age, the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is glory; without the Name, there is no glory. The glory of this Maya lasts for only a few days; it disappears in an instant. || 5 || Those who forget the Naam are already dead, and they continue dying. They do not enjoy the sublime essence of the Lord's taste; they sink into the manure. || 6 || Some are forgiven by the Lord; He unites them with Himself, and keeps them attached to the Naam, night and day. They practice Truth, and abide in Truth; being truthful, they merge into Truth. || 7 || Without the Shabad, the world does not hear, and does not see; deaf and blind, it wanders around. Without the Naam, it obtains only misery; the Naam is received only by His Will. || 8 || Those persons who link their consciousness with the Word of His Bani, are immaculately pure, and approved by the Lord. O Nanak, they never forget the Naam, and in the Court of the Lord, they are known as true. || 9 || 13 || 35 || AASAA, THIRD MEHL: Through the Word of the Shabad, the devotees are known; their words are true. They eradicate ego from within themselves; they surrender to the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and meet with the True One. || 1 || Through the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, His humble servants obtain honor. How blessed is their coming into the world! Everyone adores them. || 1 || Pause || Ego, self-centeredness, excessive anger and pride are the lot of mankind. If one dies in the Word of the Shabad, then he is rid of this, and his light is merged into the Light of the Lord God. || 2 || Meeting with the Perfect True Guru, my life has been blessed. I have obtained the nine treasures of the Naam, and my storehouse is inexhaustible, filled to overflowing. || 3 || Those who love the Naam come as dealers in the merchandise of the Naam. Those who become Gurmukh obtain this wealth; deep within, they contemplate the Shabad. || 4 || The egotistical, self-willed manmukhs do not appreciate the value of devotional worship. The Primal Lord Himself has beguiled them; they lose their lives in the gamble. || 5 || Without loving affection, devotional worship is not possible, and the body cannot be at peace. The wealth of love is obtained from the Guru; through devotion, the mind becomes steady. || 6 || He alone performs devotional worship, whom the Lord so blesses; he contemplates the Word of the Guru's Shabad. The One Name abides in his heart, and he conquers his ego and duality. || 7 || The One Name is the social status and honor of the devotees; the Lord Himself adorns them. They remain forever in the Protection of His Sanctuary.


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As it pleases His Will, He arranges their affairs. || 8 || The worship of the Lord is unique - it is known only by reflecting upon the Guru. O Nanak, one whose mind is filled with the Naam, through the Lord's Fear and devotion, is embellished with the Naam. || 9 || 14 || 36 || AASAA, THIRD MEHL: He wanders around, engrossed in other pleasures, but without the Naam, he suffers in pain. He does not meet the True Guru, the Primal Being, who imparts true understanding. || 1 || O my insane mind, drink in the sublime essence of the Lord, and savor its taste. Attached to other pleasures, you wander around, and your life wastes away uselessly. || 1 || Pause || In this age, the Gurmukhs are pure; they remain absorbed in the love of the True Name. Without the destiny of good karma, nothing can be obtained; what can we say or do? || 2 || He understands his own self, and dies in the Word of the Shabad; he banishes corruption from his mind. He hurries to the Guru's Sanctuary, and is forgiven by the Forgiving Lord. || 3 || Without the Name, peace is not obtained, and pain does not depart from within. This world is engrossed in attachment to Maya; it has gone astray in duality and doubt. || 4 || The forsaken soul-brides do not know the value of their Husband Lord; how can they decorate themselves? Night and day, they continually burn, and they do not enjoy the Bed of their Husband Lord. || 5 || The happy soul-brides obtain the Mansion of His Presence, eradicating their self-conceit from within. They decorate themselves with the Word of the Guru's Shabad, and their Husband Lord unites them with Himself. || 6 || He has forgotten death, in the darkness of attachment to Maya. The self-willed manmukhs die again and again, and are reborn; they die again, and are miserable at the Gate of Death. || 7 || They alone are united, whom the Lord unites with Himself; they contemplate the Word of the Guru's Shabad. O Nanak, they are absorbed in the Naam; their faces are radiant, in that True Court. || 8 || 22 || 15 || 37 ||

 

AASAA, FIFTH MEHL, ASHTAPADEES, SECOND HOUSE:

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

When the five virtues were reconciled, and the five passions were estranged, I enshrined the five within myself, and cast out the other five. || 1 || In this way, the village of my body became inhabited, O my Siblings of Destiny. Vice departed, and the Guru's spiritual wisdom was implanted within me. || 1 || Pause || The fence of true Dharmic religion has been built around it. The spiritual wisdom and reflective meditation of the Guru has become its strong gate. || 2 || So plant the seed of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, O friends, O Siblings of Destiny. Deal only in the constant service of the Guru. || 3 || With intuitive peace and happiness, all the shops are filled. The Banker and the dealers dwell in the same place. || 4 || There is no tax on non-believers, nor any fines or taxes at death. The True Guru has set the Seal of the Primal Lord upon these goods. || 5 || So load the merchandise of the Naam, and set sail with your cargo. Earn your profit, as Gurmukh, and you shall return to your own home. || 6 || The True Guru is the Banker, and His Sikhs are the traders. Their merchandise is the Naam, and meditation on the True Lord is their account. || 7 || One who serves the True Guru dwells in this house. O Nanak, the Divine City is eternal. || 8 || 1 ||


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AASAAVAREE, FIFTH MEHL, THIRD HOUSE:

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

My mind is in love with the Lord. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I meditate on the Lord, Har, Har; my lifestyle is pure and true. || 1 || Pause || I have such a great thirst for the Blessed Vision of His Darshan; I think of him in so many ways. So be Merciful, O Supreme Lord; shower Your Mercy upon me, O Lord, Destroyer of pride. || 1 || My stranger soul has come to join the Saadh Sangat. That commodity, which I longed for, I have found in the Love of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 2 || There are so many pleasures and delights of Maya, but they pass away in an instant. Your devotees are imbued with Your Name; they enjoy peace everywhere. || 3 || The entire world is seen to be passing away; only the Lord's Name is lasting and stable. So make friends with the Holy Saints, so that you may obtain a lasting place of rest. || 4 || Friends, acquaintances, children and relatives - none of these shall be your companion. The Lord's Name alone shall go with you; God is the Master of the meek. || 5 || The Lord's Lotus Feet are the Boat; attached to Them, you shall cross over the world-ocean. Meeting with the Perfect True Guru, I embrace True Love for God. || 6 || The prayer of Your Holy Saints is, "May I never forget You, for even one breath or morsel of food." Whatever is pleasing to Your Will is good; by Your Sweet Will, my affairs are adjusted. || 7 || I have met my Beloved, the Ocean of Peace, and Supreme Bliss has welled up within me. Says Nanak, all my pains have been eradicated, meeting with God, the Lord of Supreme Bliss. || 8 || 1 || 2 ||

 

AASAA, FIFTH MEHL, BIRHARRAY ~ SONGS OF SEPARATION,

TO BE SUNG IN THE TUNE OF THE CHHANTS. FOURTH HOUSE:

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

Remember the Supreme Lord God, O Beloved, and make yourself a sacrifice to the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. || 1 || Remembering Him, sorrows are forgotten, O Beloved; how can one forsake Him? || 2 || I would sell this body to the Saint, O Beloved, if he would lead me to my Dear Lord. || 3 || The pleasures and adornments of corruption are insipid and useless; I have forsaken and abandoned them, O my Mother. || 4 || Lust, anger and greed left me, O Beloved, when I fell at the Feet of the True Guru. || 5 || Those humble beings who are imbued with the Lord, O Beloved, do not go anywhere else. || 6 || Those who have tasted the Lord's sublime essence, O Beloved, remain satisfied and satiated. || 7 || One who grasps the Hem of the Gown of the Holy Saint, O Nanak, crosses over the terrible world-ocean. || 8 || 1 || 3 || The pains of birth and death are removed, O Beloved, when the mortal meets with the Lord, the King. || 1 || God is so Beautiful, so Refined, so Wise - He is my very life! Reveal to me Your Darshan! || 2 || Those beings who are separated from You, O Beloved, are born only to die; they eat the poison of corruption. || 3 || He alone meets You, whom You cause to meet, O Beloved; I fall at his feet. || 4 || That happiness which one receives by beholding Your Darshan, O Beloved, cannot be described in words. || 5 ||


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True Love cannot be broken, O Beloved; throughout the ages, it remains. || 6 || Whatever pleases You is good, O Beloved; Your Will is Eternal. || 7 || Nanak, those who are imbued with the Love of the All-Pervading Lord, O Beloved, remain intoxicated with His Love, in natural ease. || 8 || 2 || You know all about my condition, O Beloved; who can I speak to about it? || 1 || You are the Giver of all beings; they eat and wear what You give them. || 2 || Pleasure and pain come by Your Will, O Beloved; they do not come from any other. || 3 || Whatever You cause me to do, that I do, O Beloved; I cannot do anything else. || 4 || All my days and nights are blessed, O Beloved, when I chant and meditate on the Lord's Name. || 5 || He does the deeds, O Beloved, which are pre-ordained, and inscribed upon his forehead. || 6 || The One is Himself prevailing everywhere, O Beloved; He is pervading in each and every heart. || 7 || Lift me up out of the deep pit of the world, O Beloved; Nanak has taken to Your Sanctuary. || 8 || 3 || 1 || 3 ||

 

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

RAAG AASAA, FIRST MEHL, PATEE LIKHEE ~ THE POEM OF THE ALPHABET:

Sassa: He who created the world, is the One Lord and Master of all. Those whose consciousness remains committed to His Service - blessed is their birth and their coming into the world. || 1 || O mind, why forget Him? You foolish mind! When your account is adjusted, O brother, only then shall you be judged wise. || 1 || Pause || Eeree: The Primal Lord is the Giver; He alone is True. No accounting is due from the Gurmukh who understands the Lord through these letters. || 2 || Ooraa: Sing the Praises of the One whose limit cannot be found. Those who perform service and practice truth, obtain the fruits of their rewards. || 3 || Nganga: One who understands spiritual wisdom becomes a Pandit, a religious scholar. One who recognizes the One Lord among all beings does not talk of ego. || 4 || Kakka: When the hair grows grey, then it shines without shampoo. The hunters of the King of Death come, and bind him in the chains of Maya. || 5 || Khakha: The Creator is the King of the world; He enslaves by giving nourishment. By His Binding, all the world is bound; no other Command prevails. || 6 || Gagga: One who renounces the singing of the songs of the Lord of the Universe, becomes arrogant in his speech. One who has shaped the pots, and made the world the kiln, decides when to put them in it. || 7 || Ghagha: The servant who performs service, remains attached to the Word of the Guru's Shabad. One who recognizes bad and good as one and the same - in this way he is absorbed into the Lord and Master. || 8 || Chacha: He created the four Vedas, the four sources of creation, and the four ages - through each and every age, He Himself has been the Yogi, the enjoyer, the Pandit and the scholar.


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|| 9 || Chhachha: Ignorance exists within everyone; doubt is Your doing, O Lord. Having created doubt, You Yourself cause them to wander in delusion; t_hose whom You bless with Your Mercy meet with the Guru. || 10 || Jajja: That humble being who begs for wisdom has wandered begging through 8.4 million incarnations. The One Lord takes away, and the One Lord gives; I have not heard of any other. || 11 || Jhajha: O mortal being, why are you dying of anxiety? Whatever the Lord is to give, He shall keep on giving. He gives, and gives, and watches over us; according to the Orders which He issues, His beings receive nourishment. || 12 || Nyanya: When the Lord bestows His Glance of Grace, then I do not behold any other. The One Lord is totally pervading everywhere; the One Lord abides within the mind. || 13 || Tatta: Why do you practice hypocrisy, O mortal? In a moment, in an instant, you shall have to get up and depart. Don't lose your life in the gamble - hurry to the Lord's Sanctuary. || 14 || T'hat'ha: Peace pervades within those who link their consciousness to the Lord's Lotus Feet. Those humble beings, whose consciousness is so linked, are saved; by Your Grace, they obtain peace. || 15 || Dadda: Why do you make such ostentatious shows, O mortal? Whatever exists, shall all pass away. So serve Him, who is contained and pervading among everyone, and you shall obtain peace. || 16 || Dhadha: He Himself establishes and disestablishes; as it pleases His Will, so does He act. Having created the creation, He watches over it; He issues His Commands, and emancipates those, upon whom He casts His Glance of Grace. || 17 || Nanna: One whose heart is filled with the Lord, sings His Glorious Praises. One whom the Creator Lord unites with Himself, is not consigned to reincarnation. || 18 || Tatta: The terrible world-ocean is so very deep; its limits cannot be found. I do not have a boat, or even a raft; I am drowning - save me, O Savior King! || 19 || T'hat'ha: In all places and interspaces, He is; everything which exists, is by His doing. What is doubt? What is called Maya? Whatever pleases Him is good. || 20 || Dadda: Do not blame anyone else; blame instead your own actions. Whatever I did, for that I have suffered; I do not blame anyone else. || 21 || Dhadha: His power established and upholds the earth; the Lord has imparted His color to everything. His gifts are received by everyone; all act according to His Command. || 22 || Nanna: The Husband Lord enjoys eternal pleasures, but He is not seen or understood. I am called the happy soul-bride, O sister, but my Husband Lord has never met me. || 23 || Pappa: The Supreme King, the Transcendent Lord, created the world, and watches over it. He sees and understands, and knows everything; inwardly and outwardly, he is fully pervading. || 24 || Faffa: The whole world is caught in the noose of Death, and all are bound by its chains. By Guru's Grace, they alone are saved, who hurry to enter the Lord's Sanctuary. || 25 || Babba: He set out to play the game, on the chess-board of the four ages.


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He made all beings and creatures his chessmen, and He Himself threw the dice. || 26 || Bhabha: Those who search, find the fruits of their rewards; by Guru's Grace, they live in the Fear of God. The self-willed manmukhs wander around, and they do not remember the Lord; the fools are consigned to the cycle of 8.4 million incarnations. || 27 || Mamma: In emotional attachment, he dies; he only thinks of the Lord, the Love of Nectar, when he dies. As long as the body is alive, he reads other things, and forgets the letter 'm', which stands for marnaa - death. || 28 || Yaya: He is never reincarnated again, if he recognizes the True Lord. The Gurmukh speaks, the Gurmukh understands, and the Gurmukh knows only the One Lord. || 29 || Rarra: The Lord is contained among all; He created all beings. Having created His beings, He has put them all to work; they alone remember the Naam, upon whom He bestows His Grace. || 30 || Lalla: He has assigned people to their tasks, and made the love of Maya seem sweet to them. We eat and drink; we should endure equally whatever occurs, by His Will, by His Command. || 31 || Wawa: The all-pervading Transcendent Lord beholds the world; He created the form it wears. He beholds, tastes, and knows everything; He is pervading and permeating inwardly and outwardly. || 32 || Rarra: Why do you quarrel, O mortal? Meditate on the Imperishable Lord, and be absorbed into the True One. Become a sacrifice to Him. || 33 || Haha: There is no other Giver than Him; having created the creatures, He gives them nourishment. Meditate on the Lord's Name, be absorbed into the Lord's Name, and night and day, reap the Profit of the Lord's Name. || 34 || Airaa: He Himself created the world; whatever He has to do, He continues to do. He acts, and causes others to act, and He knows everything; so says Nanak, the poet. || 35 || 1 ||

 

RAAG AASAA, THIRD MEHL, PATEE - THE ALPHABET:

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

Ayo, Angai: The whole world which was created - Kaahkai, Ghangai: It shall pass away. Reeree, Laalee: People commit sins, and falling into vice, forget virtue. || 1 || O mortal, why have you studied such an account, which shall call you to answer for payment? || 1 || Pause || Sidhan, Ngaayiyai: You do not remember the Lord. Nanna: You do not take the Lord's Name. Chhachha: You are wearing away, every night and day; you fool, how will you find release? You are held in the grip of death. || 2 || Babba: You do not understand, you fool; deluded by doubt, you are wasting your life. Without justification, you call yourself a teacher; thus you take on the loads of others. || 3 || Jajja: You have been robbed of your Light, you fool; in the end, you shall have to depart, and you shall regret and repent. You have not remembered the One Word of the Shabad, and so you shall have to enter the womb over and over again. || 4 || Read that which is written on your forehead, O Pandit, and do not teach wickedness to others.

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