Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation

 
 

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ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD.

TRUTH IS THE NAME.

CREATIVE BEING PERSONIFIED. NO FEAR. NO HATRED.

IMAGE OF THE UNDYING. BEYOND BIRTH. SELF-EXISTENT.

BY GURU'S GRACE:

RAAG GUJRI, FIRST MEHL, CHAU-PADAS, FIRST HOUSE:

I would make Your Name the sandalwood, and my mind the stone to rub it on; for saffron, I would offer good deeds; thus, I perform worship and adoration within my heart. || 1 || Perform worship and adoration by meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; without the Name, there is no worship and adoration. || 1 || Pause || If one were to wash his heart inwardly, like the stone idol which is washed on the outside, his filth would be removed, his soul would be cleansed, and he would be liberated when he departs. || 2 || Even beasts have value, as they eat grass and give milk. Without the Naam, the mortal's life is cursed, as are the actions he performs. || 3 || The Lord is hear at hand - do not think that He is far away. He always cherishes us, and remembers us. Whatever He gives us, we eat; says Nanak, He is the True Lord. || 4 || 1 || GUJRI, FIRST MEHL: From the lotus of Vishnu's navel, Brahma was born; He chanted the Vedas with a melodious voice. He could not find the Lord's limits, and he remained in the darkness of coming and going. || 1 || Why should I forget my Beloved? He is the support of my very breath of life. The perfect beings perform devotional worship to Him. The silent sages serve Him through the Guru's Teachings. || 1 || Pause || His lamps are the sun and the moon; the One Light of the Destroyer of ego fills the three worlds. One who becomes Gurmukh remains immaculately pure, day and night, while the self-willed manmukh is enveloped by the darkness of night. || 2 || The Siddhas in Samaadhi are continually in conflict; what can they see with their two eyes? One who has the Divine Light within his heart, and is awakened to the melody of the Word of the Shabad - the True Guru settles his conflicts. || 3 || O Lord of angels and men, infinite and unborn, Your True Mansion is incomparable. Nanak merges imperceptibly into the Life of the world; shower Your mercy upon him, and save him. || 4 || 2 ||


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RAAG GUJRI, THIRD MEHL, FIRST HOUSE:

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

Cursed is that life, in which the Lord's Love is not obtained. Cursed is that occupation, in which the Lord is forgotten, and one becomes attached to duality. || 1 || Serve such a True Guru, O my mind, that by serving Him, God's Love may be produced, and all others may be forgotten. Your consciousness shall remain attached to the Lord; there shall be no fear of old age, and the supreme status shall be obtained. || 1 || Pause || A divine peace wells up from God's Love; behold, it comes from devotional worship. When my identity consumed my identical identity, then my mind became immaculately pure, and my light was blended with the Divine Light. || 2 || Without good fortune, such a True Guru cannot be found, no matter how much all may yearn for Him. If the veil of falsehood is removed from within, then lasting peace is obtained. || 3 || O Nanak, what service can the servant perform for such a True Guru? He should offer his life, his very soul, to the Guru. If he focuses his consciousness on the Will of the True Guru, then the True Guru Himself will bless him. || 4 || 1 || 3 || GUJRI, THIRD MEHL: Serve the Lord; do not serve anyone else. Serving the Lord, you shall obtain the fruits of your heart's desires; serving another, your life shall pass away in vain. || 1 || The Lord is my Love, the Lord is my way of life, the Lord is my speech and conversation. By Guru's Grace, my mind is saturated with the Lord's Love; this is what makes up my service. || 1 || Pause || The Lord is my Simritees, the Lord is my Shaastras; the Lord is my relative and the Lord is my brother. I am hungry for the Lord; my mind is satisfied with the Name of the Lord. The Lord is my relation, my helper in the end. || 2 || Without the Lord, other assets are false. They do not go with the mortal when he departs. The Lord is my wealth, which shall go with me; wherever I go, it will go. || 3 || One who is attached to falsehood is false; false are the deeds he does. Says Nanak, everything happens according to the Will of the Lord; no one has any say in this at all. || 4 || 2 || 4 || GUJRI, THIRD MEHL: It is so difficult to obtain the Naam, the Name of the Lord, in this age; only the Gurmukh obtains it. Without the Name, no one is liberated; let anyone make other efforts, and see. || 1 || I am a sacrifice to my Guru; I am forever a sacrifice to Him. Meeting the True Guru, the Lord comes to dwell in the mind, and one remains absorbed in Him. || 1 || Pause || When God instills His fearl, a balanced detachment springs up in the mind. Through this detachment, the Lord is obtained, and one remains absorbed in the Lord. || 2 || He alone is liberated, who conquers his mind; Maya does not stick to him again. He dwells in the Tenth Gate, and obtains the understanding of the three worlds. || 3 || O Nanak, through the Guru, one becomes the Guru; behold, His Wondrous Will.


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This deed was done by the Creator Lord; one's light merges into the Light. || 4 || 3 || 5 || GUJRI, THIRD MEHL: Everyone chants the Lord's Name, Raam, Raam; but by such chanting, the Lord is not obtained. By Guru's Grace, the Lord comes to dwell in the mind, and then, the fruits are obtained. || 1 || One who enshrines love for God within his mind, never forgets the Lord; he continually chants the Lord's Name, Har, Har, in his conscious mind. || 1 || Pause || Those whose hearts are filled with hypocrisy, who are called saints only for their outward show - their desires are never satisfied, and they depart grieving in the end. || 2 || Although one may bathe at many places of pilgrimage, still, his ego never departs. That man, whose sense of duality does not depart - the Righteous Judge of Dharma shall punish him. || 3 || That humble being, unto whom God showers His Mercy, obtains Him; how few are the Gurmukhs who understand Him. O Nanak, if one conquers his ego within, then he comes to meet the Lord. || 4 || 4 || 6 || GUJRI, THIRD MEHL: That humble being who eliminates his ego is at peace; he is blessed with an ever-stable intellect. That humble being is immaculately pure, who, as Gurmukh, understands the Lord, and focuses his consciousness on the Lord's Feet. || 1 || O my unconscious mind, remain conscious of the Lord, and you shall obtain the fruits of your desires. By Guru's Grace, you shall obtain the sublime elixir of the Lord; by continually drinking it in, you shall have eternal peace. || 1 || Pause || When one meets the True Guru, he becomes the philosopher's stone, with the ability to transform others, inspiring them to worship the Lord. One who worships the Lord in adoration, obtains his rewards; instructing others, he reveals the Truth. || 2 || Without becoming the philosopher's stone, he does not inspire others to worship the Lord; without instructing his own mind, how can he instruct others? The ignorant, blind man calls himself the guru, but to whom can he show the way? || 3 || O Nanak, without His Mercy, nothing can be obtained. One upon whom He casts His Glance of Grace, obtains Him. By Guru's Grace, God bestows greatness, and projects the Word of His Shabad. || 4 || 5 || 7 || GUJRI, THIRD MEHL, PANCH-PADAS: Wisdom is not produced in Benares, nor is wisdom lost in Benares. Meeting the True Guru, wisdom is produced, and then, one obtains this understanding. || 1 || Listen to the sermon of the Lord, O mind, and enshrine the Shabad of His Word within your mind. If your intellect remains stable and steady, then doubt shall depart from within you. || 1 || Pause || Enshrine the Lord's lotus feet within your heart, and your sins shall be erased. If your soul overcomes the five elements, then you shall come to have a home at the true place of pilgrimage. || 2 || This mind of the self-centered manmukh is so stupid; it does not obtain any understanding at all. It does not understand the Name of the Lord; it departs repenting in the end. || 3 || In this mind are found Benares, all sacred shrines of pilgrimage and the Shaastras; the True Guru has explained this. The sixty-eight places of pilgrimage remain with one, whose heart is filled with the Lord. || 4 || O Nanak, upon meeting the True Guru, the Order of the Lord's Will is understood, and the One Lord comes to dwell in the mind. Those who are pleasing to You, O True Lord, are true.


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They remain absorbed in You. || 5 || 6 || 8 || GUJRI, THIRD MEHL: The One Name is the treasure, O Pandit. Listen to these True Teachings. No matter what you read in duality, reading and contemplating it, you shall only continue to suffer. || 1 || So grasp the Lord's lotus feet; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, you shall come to understand. With your tongue, taste the sublime elixir of the Lord, and your mind shall be rendered immaculately pure. || 1 || Pause || Meeting the True Guru, the mind becomes content, and then, hunger and desire will not trouble you any longer. Obtaining the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, one does not go knocking at other doors. || 2 || The self-willed manmukh babbles on and on, but he does not understand. One whose heart is illumined, by Guru's Teachings, obtains the Name of the Lord. || 3 || You may listen to the Shaastras, but you do not understand, and so you wander from door to door. He is a fool, who does not understand his own self, and who does not enshrine love for the True Lord. || 4 || The True Lord has fooled the world - no one has any say in this at all. O Nanak, He does whatever He pleases, according to His Will. || 5 || 7 || 9 ||

 

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

RAAG GUJRI, FOURTH MEHL, CHAU-PADAS, FIRST HOUSE:

O Servant of the Lord, O True Guru, O True Primal Being, I offer my prayers to You, O Guru. I am an insect and a worm; O True Guru, I seek Your Sanctuary; please, be merciful and bestow upon me the Light of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 1 || O my Best Friend, O Divine Guru, please illuminate me with the Light of the Lord. By Guru's Instructions, the Naam is my breath of life, and the Praise of the Lord is my occupation. || 1 || Pause || The Lord's servants have the greatest good fortune; they have faith in the Lord, Har, Har, and a thirst for the Lord. Obtaining the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, they are satisfied; joining the Company of the Holy, their virtues shine forth. || 2 || Those who have not obtained the essence of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, are most unfortunate; they are taken away by the Messenger of Death. Those who have not sought the Sanctuary of the True Guru and the Company of the Holy - cursed are their lives, and cursed are their hopes of life. || 3 || Those humble servants of the Lord, who have obtained the Company of the True Guru, have such pre-ordained destiny written on their foreheads. Blessed, blessed is the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, where the sublime essence of the Lord is obtained. Meeting with His humble servant, O Nanak, the Naam shines forth. || 4 || 1 || GUJRI, FOURTH MEHL: The Lord, the Lord of the Universe is the Beloved of the minds of those who join the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation. The Shabad of His Word fascinates their minds. Chant, and meditate on the Lord, the Lord of the Universe; God is the One who gives gifts to all. || 1 || O my Siblings of Destiny, the Lord of the Universe, Govind, Govind, Govind, has enticed and fascinated my mind. I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe, Govind, Govind, Govind; joining the Holy Society of the Guru, Your humble servant is beautified. || 1 || Pause || Devotional worship to the Lord is an ocean of peace; through the Guru's Teachings, wealth, prosperity and the spiritual powers of the Siddhas fall at our feet.


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The Lord's Name is the Support of His humble servant; he chants the Lord's Name, and with the Lord's Name he is adorned. || 2 || Evil-minded, unfortunate and shallow-minded are those who feel anger in their minds, when they hear the Naam, the Name of the Lord. You may place ambrosial nectar before crows and ravens, but they will be satisfied only by eating manure and dung with their mouths. || 3 || The True Guru, the Speaker of Truth, is the pool of Ambrosial Nectar; bathing within it, the crow becomes a swan. O Nanak, blessed, blessed and very fortunate are those who, through the Guru's Teachings, with the Naam, wash away the filth of their hearts. || 4 || 2 || GUJRI, FOURTH MEHL: The humble servants of the Lord are exalted, and exalted is their speech. With their mouths, they speak for the benefit of others. Those who listen to them with faith and devotion, are blessed by the Lord; showering His Mercy, He saves them. || 1 || Lord, please, let me meet the beloved servants of the Lord. The True Guru, the Perfect Guru, is my Beloved, my very breath of life; the Guru has saved me, the sinner. || 1 || Pause || The Gurmukhs are fortunate, so very fortunate; their Support is the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. They obtain the Ambrosial Nectar of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; through the Guru's Teachings, they obtain this treasure-house of devotional worship. || 2 || Those who do not obtain the Blessed Vision of the Darshan of the True Guru, the True Primal Being, are most unfortunate; they are destroyed by the Messenger of Death. They are like dogs, pigs and jackasses; they are cast into the womb of reincarnation, and the Lord strikes them down as the worst of murderers. || 3 || O Lord, Kind to the poor, please shower Your mercy upon Your humble servant, and save him. Servant Nanak has entered the Lord's Sanctuary; if it pleases You, Lord, please save him. || 4 || 3 || GUJRI, FOURTH MEHL: Be Merciful and attune my mind, so that I might meditate continually on the Lord's Name, night and day. The Lord is all peace, all virtue and all wealth; remembering Him, all misery and hunger depart. || 1 || O my mind, the Lord's Name is my companion and brother. Under Guru's Instruction, I sing the Praises of the Lord's Name; it shall be my help and support in the end, and it shall deliver me in the Court of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || You Yourself are the Giver, O God, Inner-knower, Searcher of hearts; by Your Grace, You have infused longing for You in my mind. My mind and body long for the Lord; God has fulfilled my longing. I have entered the Sanctuary of the True Guru. || 2 || Human birth is obtained through good actions; without the Name, it is cursed, totally cursed, and it passes away in vain. Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, one obtains only suffering for his delicacies to eat. His mouth is insipid, and his face is spat upon, again and again. || 3 || Those humble beings, who have entered the Sanctuary of the Lord God, Har, Har, are blessed with glory in the Court of the Lord, Har, Har. Blessed, blessed and congratulations, says God to His humble servant. O servant Nanak, He embraces him, and blends him with Himself. || 4 || 4 || GUJRI, FOURTH MEHL: O Gurmukhs, O my friends and companions, give me the gift of the Lord's Name, the life of my very life. I am the slave, the servant of the Guru's Sikhs, who meditate on the Lord God, the Primal Being, night and day. || 1 || Within my mind and body, I have enshrined love for the feet of the Guru's Sikhs.


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O my life-mates, O Sikhs of the Guru, O Siblings of Destiny, instruct me in the Teachings, that I might merge in the Lord's Merger. || 1 || Pause || When it pleases the Lord God, he causes us to meet the Gurmukhs; the Hymns of the Guru, the True Guru, are very sweet to their minds. Very fortunate are the beloved Sikhs of the Guru; through the Lord, they attain the supreme state of Nirvaanaa. || 2 || The Sat Sangat, the True Congregation of the Guru, is loved by the Lord. The Naam, the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is sweet and pleasing to their minds. One who does not obtain the Association of the True Guru, is a most unfortunate sinner; he is consumed by the Messenger of Death. || 3 || If God, the Kind Master, Himself shows His kindness, then the Lord causes the Gurmukh to merge into Himself. Servant Nanak chants the Glorious Words of the Guru's Bani; through them, one is absorbed into the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 5 || GUJRI, FOURTH MEHL: One who has found the Lord God through the True Guru, has made the Lord seem so sweet to me, through the His Teachings. My mind and body have been cooled and soothed, and totally rejuvenated; by great good fortune, I meditate on the Name of the Lord. || 1 || O Siblings of Destiny, let anyone who can implant the Lord's Name within me, come and meet with me. Unto my Beloved, I give my mind and body, and my very breath of life. He speaks to me of the sermon of my Lord God. || 1 || Pause || Through the Guru's Teachings, I have obtained courage, faith and the Lord. He keeps my mind focused continually on the Lord, and the Name of the Lord. The Words of the True Guru's Teachings are Ambrosial Nectar; this Amrit trickles into the mouth of the one who chants them. || 2 || Immaculate is the Naam, which cannot be stained by filth. Through the Guru's Teachings, chant the Naam with love. That man who has not found the wealth of the Naam is most unfortunate; he dies over and over again. || 3 || The source of bliss, the Life of the world, the Great Giver brings bliss to all who meditate on the Lord. You are the Great Giver, all beings belong to You. O servant Nanak, You forgive the Gurmukhs, and merge them into Yourself. || 4 || 6 ||

 

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

GUJRI, FOURTH MEHL, THIRD HOUSE:

Mother, father and sons are all made by the Lord; the relationships of all are established by the Lord. || 1 || I have given up all my strength, O my brother. The mind and body belong to the Lord, and the human body is entirely under His control. || 1 || Pause || The Lord Himself infuses devotion into His humble devotees. In the midst of family life, they remain unattached. || 2 || When inner love is established with the Lord, then whatever one does, is pleasing to my Lord God. || 3 || I do those deeds and tasks which the Lord has set me to; I do that which He makes me to do. || 4 || Those whose devotional worship is pleasing to my God - O Nanak, those humble beings center their minds lovingly on the Lord's Name. || 5 || 7 || 2 || 7 || 7 || 16 ||


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GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL, CHAU-PADAS, FIRST HOUSE:

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

Why, O mind, do you contrive your schemes, when the Dear Lord Himself provides for your care? From rocks and stones, He created the living beings, and He places before them their sustenance. || 1 || O my Dear Lord of Souls, one who meets with the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, is saved. By Guru's Grace, he obtains the supreme status, and the dry branch blossoms forth in greenery. || 1 || Pause || Mother, father, friends, children, and spouse - no one is the support of any other. For each and every individual, the Lord and Master provides sustenance; why do you fear, O my mind? || 2 || The flamingoes fly hundreds of miles, leaving their young ones behind. Who feeds them, and who teaches them to feed themselves? Have you ever thought of this in your mind? || 3 || All treasures and the eighteen supernatural spiritual powers of the Siddhas are held by the Lord and Master in the palm of His hand. Servant Nanak is devoted, dedicated, and forever a sacrifice to You - Your vast expanse has no limit. || 4 || 1 ||

 

GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL, CHAU-PADAS, SECOND HOUSE:

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

They perform the four rituals and six religious rites; the world is engrossed in these. They are not cleansed of the filth of their ego within; without the Guru, they lose the game of life. || 1 || O my Lord and Master, please, grant Your Grace and preserve me. Out of millions, hardly anyone is a servant of the Lord. All the others are mere traders. || 1 || Pause || I have searched all the Shaastras, the Vedas and the Simritees, and they all affirm one thing: without the Guru, no one obtains liberation; see, and reflect upon this in your mind. || 2 || Even if one takes cleansing baths at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage, and wanders over the whole planet, and performs all the rituals of purification day and night, still, without the True Guru, there is only darkness. || 3 || Roaming and wandering around, I have travelled over the whole world, and now, I have arrived at the Lord's Door. The Lord has eliminated my evil-mindedness, and enlightened my intellect; O servant Nanak, the Gurmukhs are saved. || 4 || 1 || 2 || GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL: The wealth of the Lord is my chanting, the wealth of the Lord is my deep meditation; the wealth of the Lord is the food I enjoy. I do not forget the Lord, Har, Har, from my mind, even for an instant; I have found Him in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 1 || O mother, your son has returned home with a profit: the wealth of the Lord while walking, the wealth of the Lord while sitting, and the wealth of the Lord while waking and sleeping. || 1 || Pause || The wealth of the Lord is my cleansing bath, the wealth of the Lord is my wisdom; I center my meditation on the Lord. The wealth of the Lord is my raft, the wealth of the Lord is my boat; the Lord, Har, Har, is the ship to carry me across.


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|| 2 || Through the wealth of the Lord, I have forgotten my anxiety; through the wealth of the Lord, my doubt has been dispelled. From the wealth of the Lord, I have obtained the nine treasures; the true essence of the Lord has come into my hands. || 3 || No matter how much I eat and expend this wealth, it is not exhausted; here and hereafter, it remains with me. Loading the treasure, Guru Nanak has given it, and this mind is imbued with the Lord's Love. || 4 || 2 || 3 || GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL: Remembering Him, all sins are erased, and ones generations are saved. So meditate continually on the Lord, Har, Har; He has no end or limitation. || 1 || O son, this is your mother's hope and prayer, that you may never forget the Lord, Har, Har, even for an instant. May you ever vibrate upon the Lord of the Universe. || 1 || Pause || May the True Guru be kind to you, and may you love the Society of the Saints. May the preservation of your honor by the Transcendent Lord be your clothes, and may the singing of His Praises be your food. || 2 || So drink in forever the Ambrosial Nectar; may you live long, and may the meditative remembrance of the Lord give you infinite delight. May joy and pleasure be yours; may your hopes be fulfilled, and may you never be troubled by worries. || 3 || Let this mind of yours be the bumble bee, and let the Lord's feet be the lotus flower. Says servant Nanak, attach your mind to them, and blossom forth like the song-bird, upon finding the rain-drop. || 4 || 3 || 4 || GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL: He decides to go to the west, but the Lord leads him away to the east. In an instant, He establishes and disestablishes; He holds all matters in His hands. || 1 || Cleverness is of no use at all. Whatever my Lord and Master deems to be right - that alone comes to pass. || 1 || Pause || In his desire to acquire land and accumulate wealth, one's breath escapes him. He must leave all his armies, assistants and servants; rising up, he departs to the City of Death. || 2 || Believing himself to be unique, he clings to his stubborn mind, and shows himself off. That food, which the blameless people have condemned and discarded, he eats again and again. || 3 || One, unto whom the Lord shows His natural mercy, has the noose of Death cut away from him. Says Nanak, one who meets the Perfect Guru, is celebrated as a householder as well as a renunciate. || 4 || 4 || 5 || GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL: Those humble beings who chant the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, have their bonds broken. Sexual desirer, anger, the poison of Maya and egotism - they are rid of these afflictions. || 1 || One who joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and chants the Praises of the Lord, has his mind purified, by Guru's Grace, and he obtains the joy of all joys. || 1 || Pause || Whatever the Lord does, he sees that as good; such is the devotional service he performs. He sees friends and enemies as all the same; this is the sign of the Way of Yoga. || 2 || The all-pervading Lord is fully filling all places; why should I go anywhere else? He is permeating and pervading within each and every heart; I am immersed in His Love, dyed in the color of His Love. || 3 ||


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When the Lord of the Universe becomes kind and compassionate, then one enters the home of the Fearless Lord. His troubles and worries are ended in an instant; O Nanak, he merges in celestial peace. || 4 || 5 || 6 || GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL: Whoever I approach to ask for help, I find him full of his own troubles. One who worships in his heart the Supreme Lord God, crosses over the terrifying world-ocean. || 1 || No one, except the Guru-Lord, can dispel our pain and sorrow. Forsaking God, and serving another, one's honor, dignity and reputation are decreased. || 1 || Pause || Relatives, relations and family bound through Maya are of no avail. The Lord's servant, although of lowly birth, is exalted. Associating with him, one obtains the fruits of his mind's desires. || 2 || Through corruption, one may obtain thousands and millions of enjoyments, but even so, his desires are not satisfied through them. Remembering the Naam, the Name of the Lord, millions of lights appear, and the incomprehensible is understood. || 3 || Wandering and roaming around, I have come to Your Door, Destroyer of fear, O Lord King. Servant Nanak yearns for the dust of the feet of the Holy; in it, he finds peace. || 4 || 6 || 7 ||

 

GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL, PANCH-PADAS, SECOND HOUSE:

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

First, he came to dwell in his mother's womb; leaving it, he came into the world. Splendid mansions, beautiful gardens and palaces - none of these shall go with him. || 1 || All other greeds of the greedy are false. The Perfect Guru has given me the Name of the Lord, which my soul has come to treasure. || 1 || Pause || Surrounded by dear friends, relatives, children, siblings and spouse, he laughs playfully. But when the very last moment arrives, Death seizes him, while they merely look on. || 2 || By continual oppression and exploitation, he accumulates wealth, gold, silver and money, but the load-bearer gets only paltry wages, while the rest of the money passes on to others. || 3 || He grabs and collects horses, elephants and chariots, and claims them as his own. But when he sets out on the long journey, they will not go even one step with him. || 4 || The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is my wealth; the Naam is my princely pleasure; the Naam is my family and helper. The Guru has given Nanak the wealth of the Naam; it neither perishes, nor comes or goes. || 5 || 1 || 7 || 8 ||

 

GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL, TI-PADAS, SECOND HOUSE:

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

My sorrows are ended, and I am filled with peace. The fire of desire within me has been quenched. The True Guru has implanted the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, within me; it neither dies, nor goes anywhere. || 1 || Meditating on the Lord, the bonds of Maya are cut away. When my God becomes kind and compassionate, one joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and is emancipated.


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|| 1 || Pause || Twenty-four hours a day, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, absorbed in loving devotional worship. He remains unaffected by both fortune and misfortune, and he recognizes the Creator Lord. || 2 || The Lord saves those who belong to Him, and all pathways are opened to them. Says Nanak, the value of the Merciful Lord God cannot be described. || 3 || 1 || 9 ||

 

GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL, DU-PADAS, SECOND HOUSE:

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

The Lord has sanctified the sinners and made them His own; all bow in reverence to Him. No one asks about their ancestry and social status; instead, they yearn for the dust of their feet. || 1 || O Lord Master, such is Your Name. You are called the Lord of all creation; You give Your unique support to Your servant. || 1 || Pause || In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, Nanak has obtained understanding; singing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises is his only support. The Lord's servants, Naam Dayv, Trilochan, Kabeer and Ravi Daas the shoe-maker have been liberated. || 2 || 1 || 10 || GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL: No one understands the Lord; who can understand His plans? Shiva, Brahma and all the silent sages cannot understand the state of the Lord. || 1 || God's sermon is profound and unfathomable. He is heard to be one thing, but He is understood to be something else again; He is beyond description and explanation. || 1 || Pause || He Himself is the devotee, and He Himself is the Lord and Master; He is imbued with Himself. Nanak's God is pervading and permeating everywhere; wherever he looks, He is there. || 2 || 2 || 11 || GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL: The humble servant of the Lord has no plans, politics or other clever tricks. Whenever the occasion arises, there, he meditates on the Lord. || 1 || It is the very nature of God to love His devotees; He cherishes His servant, and caresses him as His own child. || 1 || Pause || The Lord's servant sings the Kirtan of His Praises as his worship, deep meditation, self-discipline and religious observances. Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of his Lord and Master, and has received the blessings of fearlessness and peace. || 2 || 3 || 12 || GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL: Worship the Lord in adoration, day and night, O my dear - do not delay for a moment. Serve the Saints with loving faith, and set aside your pride and stubbornness. || 1 || The fascinating, playful Lord is my very breath of life and honor. He abides in my heart; beholding His playful games, my mind is fascinated. || 1 || Pause || Remembering Him, my mind is in bliss, and the rust of my mind is removed. The great honor of meeting the Lord cannot be described; O Nanak, it is infinite, beyond measure. || 2 || 4 || 13 || GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL: They call themselves silent sages, Yogis and scholars of the Shaastras, but Maya has has them all under her control.


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The three gods, and the 330,000,000 demi-gods, were astonished. || 1 || The power of Maya is pervading everywhere. Her secret is known only by Guru's Grace - no one else knows it. || 1 || Pause || Conquering and conquering, she has conquered everywhere, and she clings to the whole world. Says Nanak, she surrenders to the Holy Saint; becoming his servant, she falls at his feet. || 2 || 5 || 14 || GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL: With my palms pressed together, I offer my prayer, meditating on my Lord and Master. Giving me His hand, the Transcendent Lord has saved me, and erased all my sins. || 1 || The Lord and Master Himself has become merciful. I have been emancipated, the embodiment of bliss; I am the child of the Lord of the Universe - He has carried me across. || 1 || Pause || Meeting her Husband, the soul-bride sings the songs of joy, and celebrates her Lord and Master. Says Nanak, I am a sacrifice to the Guru, who has emancipated everyone. || 2 || 6 || 15 || GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL: Mother, father, siblings, children and relatives - their power is insignificant. I have seen the many pleasures of Maya, but none goes with them in the end. || 1 || O Lord Master, other than You, no one is mine. I am a worthless orphan, devoid of merit; I long for Your Support. || 1 || Pause || I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice, a sacrifice, a sacrifice to Your lotus feet; here and hereafter, Yours is the only power. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, Nanak has obtained the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan; my obligations to all others are annulled. || 2 || 7 || 16 || GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL: He rids us of entanglements, doubt and emotional attachment, and leads us to love God. He implants this instruction in our minds, for us to sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, in peace and poise. || 1 || O friend, the Saintly Guru is such a helper. Meeting Him, the bonds of Maya are released, and one never forgets the Lord. || 1 || Pause || Practicing, practicing various actions in so many ways, I came to recognize this as the best way. Joining the Company of the Holy, Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and crosses over the terrifying world-ocean. || 2 || 8 || 17 || GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL: In an instant, He establishes and disestablishes; His value cannot be described. He turns the king into a beggar in an instant, and He infuses splendor into the lowly. || 1 || Meditate forever on Your Lord. Why should I feel worry or anxiety, when I am here for only a short time. || 1 || Pause || You are my support, O my Perfect True Guru; my mind has taken to the protection of Your Sanctuary. Nanak, I am a foolish and ignorant child; reach out to me with Your hand, Lord, and save me. || 2 || 9 || 18 || GUJRI, FIFTH MEHL: You are the Giver of all beings; please, come to dwell within my mind. That heart, within which Your lotus feet are enshrined, suffers no darkness or doubt. || 1 || O Lord Master, wherever I remember You, there I find You. Show Mercy to me, O God, Cherisher of all, that I may sing Your Praises forever. || 1 || Pause || With each and every breath, I contemplate Your Name; O God, I long for You alone.

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