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

To associate with evil demons is to live with snakes; I tried all sorts of things. || 1 || Then, I chanted the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, and I found intuitive peace. || 1 || Pause || Emotional attachment is worthless and false. I claimed for myself the possessions of others, sucked into the whirlpool of reincarnation. || 2 || All are travellers, who have gathered under the tree, held by their many bonds. || 3 || The Company of the Holy is stable and permanent; there, the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises are sung. Nanak seeks Sanctuary. || 4 || 1 ||

 

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

RAAG BIHAAGRAA, NINTH MEHL:

No one knows the state of the Lord. The Yogis, the celibates, the austere penitents, and all sorts of clever people have failed. || 1 || Pause || In an instant, He changes the beggar into a king, and the king into a beggar. He fills what is empty, and empties what is full. Such are His ways. || 1 || He Himself spread out the expanse of His Maya, and He Himself beholds it. He assumes so many forms, and plays so many games, and yet He remains distinct and detached from it all. || 2 || Incalculable, infinite, incomprehensible and immaculate, He has misled the whole world. So give up all your doubts; prays Nanak, O mortal, focus your consciousness on His Feet. || 3 || 1 || 2 ||

 

RAAG BIHAAGRAA, CHHANT, FOURTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE:

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

Meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, O my soul; to the Gurmukh, the Name of the Lord is priceless. My mind is pierced by the sublime essence of the Lord's Name. The Lord is dear to my mind.


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My mind is washed clean by the sublime essence of the Lord's Name. Through the Guru's Teachings, hold the mind steady, O my soul; do not let it wander anywhere. One who chants the Bani of the Praises of the Lord God, O Nanak, obtains the fruits of his mind's desires. || 1 || Through the Guru's Teachings, the Nectar abides within the mind, O my soul; with your mouth, chants the words of Ambrosia. The Words of the devotees are Ambrosial Nectar, O my soul; hear them in the mind, and embrace loving affection for the Lord. Separated for so very long, I have found the Lord God, intuitively hugged in His Loving Embrace. Servant Nanak's mind is filled with bliss, O my soul, vibrating the unstruck Sound-current of the Shabad. || 2 || If only my friends and companions would come and unite me with my Lord God, O my soul. I dedicate my mind to one who recites the sermon of my Lord God, O my soul. As Gurmukh, worship the Lord in adoration forever, O my soul, and you shall obtain the fruits of your mind's desires. O Nanak, hurry to the Lord's Sanctuary, O my soul; those who meditate on the Lord's Name are very fortunate. || 3 || By His Grace, God comes to meet us, O my soul; through the Guru's Teachings, His Name is revealed. Without the Lord, I am so sad, O my soul - as sad as the lotus without water. The Perfect Guru, O my soul, has united me with the Lord, my best Friend, the Lord God. Blessed, blessed is the Guru, who has shown me the Lord, O my soul; servant Nanak blossoms forth in the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 1 || RAAG BIHAAGRAA, FOURTH MEHL: The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is Ambrosial Nectar, O my soul; through the Guru's Teachings, this Nectar is obtained. Egotism and Maya are poison, O my soul; through the Ambrosial Nectar of the Name, this poison is eradicated. The dry mind is rejuvenated, O my soul, meditating on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. The Lord has given the pre-ordained blessing of high destiny, O my soul; servant Nanak merges in the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 1 || My mind is attached to the Lord, O my soul, like the infant, sucking his mother's milk. Without the Lord, I find no peace, O my soul, like the song-bird, crying without the rain-drops. Go, and seek the Sanctuary of the True Guru, O my soul; He shall tell you of the Glorious Virtues of the Lord God. Servant Nanak has merged with the Lord, O my soul; the harmonic vibrations of the Shabad resound within the heart. || 2 || The self-willed manmukhs are consigned to separation by their own egotism, O my soul; bound to poison, they are burnt by egotism. Like the pigeon, which itself falls into the trap, O my soul, all the self-willed manmukhs fall under the influence of death. Those who focus their consciousness on emotional attachment to Maya, O my soul - those self-willed manmukhs are foolish demons.


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The Lord's humble servants beg and implore Him, and seek His Sanctuary, O my soul; Guru Nanak becomes their Divine Protector. || 3 || The Lord's humble servants are saved, through the Love of the Lord, O my soul; by their primal good destiny, they find the Lord. The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is the boat, O my soul, and the Guru is the Boatman. Through the Word of the Shabad, He ferries us across. The Primal Lord God, Har, Har, is very kind, O my soul; through the Guru, the True Guru, He seems so sweet. Grant Your Grace, and hear my prayer, O Lord, Har, Har; servant Nanak meditates on the Naam. || 4 || 2 || BIHAAGRAA, FOURTH MEHL: In this world, the best occupation is to sing the Praises of the Naam, O my soul. Singing the Praises of the Lord, the Lord is enshrined in the mind. The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is immaculate and pure, O my soul. Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, one is saved. All sins, errors and sorrows are cut away, O my soul; the Gurmukh washes off this filth with the Naam, the Name of the Lord. By great good fortune, servant Nanak meditates on the Lord; even fools and idiots like me have been saved. || 1 || Those who meditate on the Name of the Lord, O my soul, overpower the five passions. The nine treasures of the Naam are within, O my soul; the Guru, the True Guru, has revealed the Unseen. The Guru has fulfilled my hopes and desires, O my soul; meeting the Lord, all hunger is satisfied. O servant Nanak, he alone sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, O my soul, upon whose forehead the Lord God has inscribed such pre-ordained destiny. || 2 || I am a deceitful sinner, O my soul; I cheat others, and rob and plunder their wealth. But by great good fortune, I have found the Guru, O my soul; through the Perfect Guru, I have found the way to salvation. The Guru has poured the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord's Name into my mouth, O my soul, and now, my dead soul has come back to life. O servant Nanak, those who meet the True Guru, O my soul, have all of their pains taken away. || 3 || The Name of the Lord is the most sublime, O my soul; chanting it, one's sins are washed away. The Guru, the Lord, has purified even the sinners, O my soul; now, they are famous and respected in the four directions, throughout the four ages. The filth of egotism is totally wiped away, O my soul, by bathing in the Ambrosial Pool of the Lord's Name. Even criminals and sinners are saved, O my soul, if they are attuned to the Lord's Name, even for an instant, O servant Nanak. || 4 || 3 || BIHAAGRAA, FOURTH MEHL: I am a sacrifice, O my soul, to those who take the Support of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. The Guru, the True Guru, implanted the Name within me, O my soul; He has carried me across the terrifying world-ocean of poison. Those who have single-mindedly meditated on the Lord, O my soul - I proclaim the victory of those saintly beings.


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Nanak has found peace, meditating on the Lord, O my soul; the Lord is the Destroyer of all pain. || 1 || Blessed, blessed is that tongue, O my soul, which sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord God. Sublime and splendid are those ears, O my soul, which listen to the Kirtan of the Your Praises, O Lord. Sublime, pure and sacred is that head, O my soul, which falls at the Guru's feet. Nanak is a sacrifice to the Guru, O my soul, who has placed the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, in my consciousness. || 2 || Blessed and approved are those eyes, O my soul, which gaze upon the Holy True Guru. Sacred and pure are those hands, O my soul, which write the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. I worship continually the feet of that humble being, O my soul, who walks on the Path of Dharma, the path of righteousness. Nanak is a sacrifice to those, O my soul, who hear of the Lord, and believe in the Lord's Name. || 3 || The earth, the nether regions of the underworld, and the Akaashic ethers, O my soul, all meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. Wind, water and fire, O my soul, continually sing the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har, Har. The woods, the meadows and the whole creation, O my soul, meditate with their mouths on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. O Nanak, one who, as Gurmukh, focuses his consciousness on the Lord's devotional worship, O my soul, is robed in honor in the Court of the Lord. || 4 || 4 || BIHAAGRAA, FOURTH MEHL: Those who do not remember the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, O my soul - those self-willed manmukhs are foolish and ignorant. Those who attach their consciousness to emotional attachment and Maya, O my soul, depart regretfully in the end. They find no place of rest in the Court of the Lord, O my soul; those self-willed manmukhs are lured by sin. O servant Nanak, those who meet the Guru are saved, O my soul; chanting the Name of the Lord, they are absorbed in the Name of the Lord. || 1 || Go, everyone, and meet the True Guru, O my soul; He implants the Name of the Lord, Har, har, within. Do not hesitate for an instant - meditate on the Lord, O my soul; who knows whether or not you shall draw another breath? That time, that moment, that instant, that second is so fruitful, O my soul, when the Lord comes into my consciousness. Servant Nanak has meditated on the Naam, O my soul, and now, the Messenger of Death does not even approach him. || 2 || The Lord continually watches and hears everything, O my soul; only those who commit sins are afraid. Those whose hearts are pure within, O my soul, cast off all their fears.


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Those who have faith in the Name of the Fearless Lord, O my soul - all their enemies and attackers speak against them in vain. Nanak serves the Perfect Guru, O my soul, who causes all to fall at His feet. || 3 || So serve such a Lord continuously, O my soul, who is the Great Lord and Master of all. Those who single-mindedly worship Him in adoration, O my soul, are not subservient to anyone. Serving the Guru, I have obtained the Mansion of the Lord's Presence, O my soul; all the slanderers and trouble-makers bark in vain. Servant Nanak meditates on the Naam, O my soul; such is the pre-ordained destiny which the Lord has written on his forehead. || 4 || 5 || BIHAAGRAA, FOURTH MEHL: All beings are Yours - You permeate them all, O my Lord God; You know what they do in their hearts. The Lord is with them, inwardly and outwardly, O my soul; He sees everything, but they deny the Lord in their minds. The Lord is far away from the self-willed manmukhs, O my soul; all their efforts are in vain. Servant Nanak, as Gurmukh, meditates, O my soul, and comes to behold the Lord ever-present. || 1 || They are devotees, and they are selfless servants, O my soul, who are pleasing to the Mind of my God. They are robed in honor in the Court of the Lord, O my soul; night and day, they remain absorbed in the True One. In their company, one's filth is washed away, O my soul; attuned to the Lord's Love, one comes to bear the Mark of His Grace. Nanak prays to God, O my soul; joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, he is satisfied. || 2 || O tongue, chant and meditate on the Lord of the Universe; O my soul, chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, your thirst shall be quenched. One unto whom my Supreme Lord God shows Mercy, O my soul, enshrines the Name in his mind. One who meets the Perfect True Guru, O my soul, obtains the treasure of the Lord's wealth. By great good fortune, one joins the Sangat, the Holy Congregation, O my soul. O Nanak, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 3 || In all places and interspaces, O my soul, the Supreme Lord God, the Great Giver, is pervading. His limits cannot be found, O my soul; He is the Perfect Architect of Destiny. He cherishes all beings, O my soul, as the mother and father cherish their child. By thousands of clever tricks, He cannot be obtained, O my soul; servant Nanak, as Gurmukh, has come to know the Lord. || 4 || 6 || First Set of Six ||

 

BIHAAGRAA, FIFTH MEHL, CHHANT, FIRST HOUSE:

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

I have seen a miracle of the Lord, O my dear beloveds - whatever He does is righteous and just. The Lord has fashioned this beautiful arena, O my dear beloveds, where all come and go.


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The One who fashioned the world causes them to come and go. Some meet the True Guru - the Lord invites them into the Mansion of His Presence; others wander around, deluded by doubt. You alone know Your limits; You are contained in all. Nanak speaks the Truth - listen, Saints: the Lord dispenses even-handed justice. || 1 || Come and join with me, O my beautiful dear beloveds; let's worship the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. Let's serve the Perfect True Guru, O my dear beloveds, and clear away the Path of Death. Having cleared the treacherous path, as Gurmukhs we shall obtain honor in the Court of the Lord. Those who have such pre-ordained destiny, lovingly focus their attention on the Lord, night and day. Egotism, possessiveness and emotional attachment are eradicated when one joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. Says servant Nanak, one who contemplates the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is liberated. || 2 || Let's join hands, O Saints; let's come together, O my dear beloveds, and worship the Imperishable, Almighty Lord God. I sought Him through uncounted forms of adoration, O my dear beloveds; now, I dedicate all my mind and body to the Lord. Mind, body and wealth all belong to God; so what can anyone offer Him in worship? He alone merges in the lap of God, unto whom the Merciful Lord and Master becomes kind. One who has such pre-ordained destiny written on his forehead, comes to bear love for the Guru. Says servant Nanak, join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and worship the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 3 || I wandered around, searching in the ten directions, O my dear beloveds, but I came to find the Lord in the home of my own being. The Dear Lord has fashioned the body as the temple of the Lord, O my dear beloveds; the Lord continues to dwell there. The Lord and Master Himself is pervading everywhere; He is revealed to the Gurmukh. Darkness is dispelled, and pain is removed, when the sublime essence of the Lord's Ambrosial Nectar trickles down. Wherever I look, the Lord and Master is there. The Supreme Lord God is everywhere. Says servant Nanak, meeting the True Guru, I have found the Lord within the home of my own being. || 4 || 1 || RAAG BIHAAGRAA, FIFTH MEHL: He is so dear to me; He fascinates my mind; the Lord is the ornament of my heart, the support of the breath of life. The Glory of the Beloved, the Merciful Lord of the Universe, is beautiful; He is infinite and unlimited. O Compassionate Lord of the World, Beloved Lord of the Universe, please join with Your humble soul-bride. My eyes long for the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan; the night passes, but I cannot sleep. I have applied the healing ointment of spiritual wisdom to my eyes; the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is my food. These are all my decorations. Prays Nanak, meditate on the Saint, that he may unite us with our Husband Lord. || 1 || I endure thousands of reprimands, but still, my Lord has not met with me. I try to meet with my Lord, but nothing works. My consciousness is unsteady, and my wealth is unstable; without my Beloved, I cannot be consoled.


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Food, drink and decorations are useless; without my Husband Lord, how can I live? I yearn for Him, and desire Him night and day. I cannot live without Him, even for an instant. Prays Nanak: O Saint, I am Your slave; by Your Grace, I meet my Husband Lord. || 2 || I share a bed with my Beloved, but I do not behold the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. I have countless demerits - how can my Husband Lord call me to the Mansion of His Presence? The worthless, dishonored and discarded soul-bride prays: "Meet with me, God, O treasure of mercy." The wall of doubt has been shattered, and now I sleep in peace, beholding God, the Lord of the nine treasures, even for an instant. If only I could come into the Mansion of my Beloved Lord's Presence. Joining with Him, I sing the songs of joy. Prays Nanak, I seek the Sanctuary of the Saints; please, reveal to me the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. || 3 || By the Grace of the Saints, I have found the Lord, Har, Har. My desires are fulfilled, and my mind is at peace; the fire within has been quenched. Fruitful is that day and beauteous is that night, and countless are the joys, celebrations and pleasures. The Lord of the Universe, the Beloved Lord of the World, has been revealed. With what tongue can I speak of His Glory? Doubt, greed, emotional attachment and corruption are subdued; joining with my companions, I sing the songs of joy. Prays Nanak, I meditate on the Saint, who has led me to union with the Lord, Har, Har. || 4 || 2 || BIHAAGRAA, FIFTH MEHL: Grant Your Grace, O Guru, O Perfect Supreme Lord God, that I might chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord, night and day. I speak the Ambrosial Words of the Guru's Bani, praising the Lord. Your Will seems so sweet to me, Lord. Show kindness and compassion, O Lord of the Word, Lord of the Universe; without You, I have no other at all. Almighty, sublime, infinite and perfect Lord - my soul, body, wealth and mind are Yours. I am foolish, stupid, masterless, fickle, powerless, lowly and ignorant. Prays Nanak, I seek Your Sanctuary - please save me from coming and going in reincarnation. || 1 || In the Sanctuary of the Holy, I have found the Dear Lord; I constantly sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. Applying the dust of the devotees to the mind and body, O Dear Lord, all sinners are sanctified. The sinners are sanctified in the company of those who have met the Primal Lord of Destiny. Attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord, they are given the gift of the life of the soul; their gifts increase day by day. Wealth, the supernatural spiritual powers of the Siddhas, and the nine treasures come to those who meditate on the Lord, and conquer their own soul. Prays Nanak, it is only by great good fortune that the Holy, the Lord's companions are found, O friends. || 2 || Those who deal in Truth, O Dear Lord, are the perfect bankers. They possess the great treasure, O Dear Lord, and they earn the profit of the Lord's Praise. Sexual desire, anger and greed do not cling to those who are attuned to God. They know the One, and they believe in the One; they are intoxicated with the Lord's Love. They fall at the Feet of the Saints, and seek their Sanctuary; their minds are filled with joy. Prays Nanak, those who have the Naam in their laps are the true bankers. || 3 ||


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O Nanak, meditate in remembrance on that Dear Lord, who supports all by His Power. The Gurmukhs do not forget the Dear Lord, the Primal Creator Lord, from their minds. Pain, disease and fear do not cling to those who meditate on the Lord, Har, Har. By the Grace of the Saints, they cross over the terrifying world-ocean, and obtain their pre-ordained destiny. They are congratulated and applauded, and their minds are at peace; they meet the Infinite Lord God. Prays Nanak, meditating in remembrance on the Lord, Har, Har, my desires are fulfilled. || 4 || 3 ||

 

BIHAAGRAA, FIFTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE:

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

O peaceful night, grow longer - I have enshrined love for my Beloved. O painful sleep, grow shorter, so that I may constantly touch His Feet. I long for the dust of His Feet, and always beg for His Name; for His Love, I have renounced the world. I am imbued with the Love of my Beloved, intuitively intoxicated with it; I have forsaken my terrible evil-mindedness. He has taken me by the arm; I am drenched in His Love. I have met my Beloved on the Path of Truth. Prays Nanak, please shower me with Your Mercy, that I may remain attached to Your Feet. || 1 || O my friends and companions, let us remain attached to the Feet of God. My mind is filled with a great love for my Beloved; I beg for the Lord's devotional worship. The Lord's devotional worship is obtained by meditating on God. Let us go and meet the humble servants of the Lord. Renounce pride, emotional attachment and corruption, and dedicate this body, wealth and mind to Him. The Lord God is great, perfect, glorious, absolutely perfect; meeting the Lord, Har, Har, the wall of doubt is torn down. Prays Nanak, hear these teachings, O friends - chant the Lord's Name constantly, continually, over and over again. || 2 || The Lord's bride is a happy wife; she enjoys all pleasures. She does not sit around like a widow, because the Lord God lives forever. She does not suffer pain - she meditates on God. She is blessed, and very fortunate. She sleeps in peaceful ease, her sins are eradicated, and she wakes to the joy and love of the Naam. She remains absorbed in her Beloved - the Lord's Name is her ornament. The Words of her Beloved are sweet and pleasing to her. Prays Nanak, I have obtained my mind's desires; I have met my eternal Husband Lord. || 3 || The songs of bliss resound, and millions of pleasures are found in that house; the mind and body are permeated by God, the Lord of supreme bliss. My Husband Lord is infinite and merciful; He is the Supreme Lord, the Lord of the Universe, the Saving Grace of sinners. God, the Giver of mercy, the Lord, the Destroyer of pride, carries us across the terrifying world-ocean of poison. The Lord lovingly embraces whoever comes to His Sanctuary - this is the way of the Lord and Master. Prays Nanak, I have met my Husband Lord, who plays with me forever. || 4 || 1 || 4 || BIHAAGRAA, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord's Feet are the Pools of Ambrosial Nectar; dwell there, O my mind.


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Take your cleansing bath in the Ambrosial Pool of the Lord, and all your sins shall be wiped away, O my mind. Take your cleansing in the Lord of the Universe forever, O friends, and the pain of darkness shall be dispelled. Birth and death shall not hold you, and the noose of Death shall be cut away. So join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and be imbued with the Naam, the Name of the Lord; there, your hopes shall be fulfilled. Prays Nanak, shower Your Mercy upon me, Lord, that I might dwell at Your Lotus Feet. || 1 || There is bliss and ecstasy there always, and the unstruck celestial melody resounds there. Meeting together, the humble Saints sing God's Praises, and celebrate His Victory. Meeting together, the Saints sing the Praises of the Lord and Master; they are pleasing to the Lord, and drenched with the sublime essence of His love and affection. They earn the profit of the Lord, eradicate self-conceit, and meet Him, from whom they were separated for so long. Taking them by the arm, He makes them His own; God, the One, Inaccessible and Infinite, bestows His kindness. Prays Nanak, forever immaculate are those who vibrate and resonate with the True Word of the Shabad. || 2 || Listen, O most fortunate ones, to the Ambrosial Bani, the Word of the Lord. Only one who has such pre-ordained karma, has it enter into the heart. The Unspoken Speech is known only by those unto whom God grants His Grace. They become immortal, and shall not die again; their troubles, disputes and pains are dispelled. They find the Sanctuary of the Lord; they do not forsake Him, and do not leave. God's Love is pleasing to their minds and bodies. Prays Nanak, sing forever the Sacred Ambrosial Bani of the Word. || 3 || My mind and body are intoxicated - I cannot describe it. From Him I originated, and into Him I shall merge once again. I am absorbed into God's Light, through and through, like water merging into water. The One permeates the water, the land and the sky - I do not see any other. He is totally permeating the forests, the fields and the three worlds. I cannot express His worth. Prays Nanak, He Himself knows - the One who created this creation. || 4 || 2 || 5 || BIHAAGRAA, FIFTH MEHL: The Saints go around, searching for God, the support of their breath of life. They lose the strength of their bodies, if they do not merge with their Beloved Lord. O God, my Beloved, merge with me - bless me with Your kindness; be kind, and attach me to the hem of Your robe. Bless me with Your Name, that I may chant it, O Lord and Master; beholding the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, I live. He is almighty, perfect, eternal and unchanging, exalted, unapproachable and infinite. Prays Nanak, grant Your Grace, O Beloved of my breath of life, that I may merge with You. || 1 || I have practiced chanting, intensive meditation and fasting to see Your Feet, Lord. But still, the burning fire is not quenched, without the Sanctuary of the Lord and Master. O God, I seek Your Sanctuary - please, cut away my bonds and carry me across the world-ocean. I am helpless, forlorn and worthless - I know nothing at all; please do not count up my merits and demerits. The Lord is Merciful to the meek, the Sustainer of the world, Beloved, Almighty Cause of causes.


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Nanak, the song-bird, begs for the rain-drop of the Lord's Name; meditating on the Feet of the Lord, Har, Har, he lives. || 2 || Drink in the Ambrosial Nectar from the sacred pool, the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. In the Society of the Saints, one meets the Lord; meditating on Him, one's affairs are resolved. God accomplishes everything; He is the Destroyer of pain. Never forget Him from your mind, even for an instant. He is blissful, night and day; He is forever True. All Glories are contained in the Lord in the Universe. Incalculable, lofty and infinite is the Lord and Master. His dwelling is unapproachable. Prays Nanak, my desires are fulfilled; I have met the Lord, the Greatest Lover. || 3 || The fruits of many millions of charitable feasts come to those who listen to and sing the Lord's Praise. Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, all one's generations are carried across. Chanting the Name of the Lord, the mortal being is beautified; what Praises of His can I chant? I shall never forget the Lord; He is as dear as my breath of life. My mind constantly yearns for the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. Auspicious is that day, when God, the lofty, inaccessible and infinite, hugs me close in His embrace. Prays Nanak, everything is fruitful - I have met my supremely beloved Lord God. || 4 || 3 || 6 || BIHAAGRAA, FIFTH MEHL, CHHANT: Why are you imbued with the love of another? That path is very dangerous. You are committing sins - no one is your friend. No one shall be your friend; you shall regret and repent forever. You have not chanted with your tongue the Praises of the Lord of the World; when will these days come again? The leaf, once separated from the branch, shall not join with it again; all alone, it falls on its way to death. Prays Nanak, without the Lord's Name, the soul wanders in suffering forever. || 1 || You are practicing deception secretly, but the Lord, the Knower, knows all. When the Righteous Judge of Dharma reads your account, you shall be squeezed like a sesame seed in the oil-press. For the actions you committed, you shall suffer in pain, O mortal being; you shall be consigned to countless reincarnations. Emotionally attached to Maya, the great enticer, you shall lose this jewel of human life. Except for the Name of the One Lord, you are clever in everything else. Prays Nanak, those who have such pre-ordained destiny are attracted to doubt and emotional attachment. || 2 || No one advocates for the ungrateful person, who is separated from the Lord. The hard-hearted Messengers of Death come and seize him. They seize him, and lead him away, to pay for his evil deeds; he was imbued with Maya, the great enticer. He was not Gurmukh - he did not chant the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe; and now, the hot irons are put to his chest. He is ruined by sexual desire, anger and egotism; deprived of spiritual wisdom, he comes to regret. Prays Nanak, by his cursed destiny he has gone astray; with his tongue, he does not chant the Name of the Lord. || 3 || Without You, God, no one is our savior and protector. It is Your Nature, Lord, to save the sinners. O Savior of sinners, I have entered Your Sanctuary, O Lord and Master, Compassionate Ocean of Mercy. Please, save me from the deep, dark pit, O Creator, Cherisher of all hearts. I seek Your Sanctuary; please, cut away these heavy bonds, and give me the Support of the One Name.


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Prays Nanak, please give me Your Hand and save me, O Lord of the Universe, Merciful to the meek. || 4 || That day is judged to be fruitful, when I met with the Lord God. Total happiness was revealed, and pain was taken far away. Intuitive peace and poise, joy and eternal happiness come from constantly singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the World. Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I lovingly worship the Lord; I shall not wander again in reincarnation. He has hugged me close in His Loving Embrace, with intuitive ease, and the seed of my primal destiny has sprouted. Prays Nanak, He Himself has met me; He shall never leave me again. || 5 || 4 || 7 || BIHAAGRAA, FIFTH MEHL, CHHANT: Listen to my prayer, O my Lord and Master. I am filled with millions of sins, but still, I am Your slave. O Destroyer of pain, Bestower of mercy, Fascinating Lord, Destroyer of sorrow and strife: I have come to Your Sanctuary; please preserve my honor. You are in all, O Immaculate Lord. God hears and beholds all; He is with us, the nearest of the near. O Lord and Master, hear Nanak's prayer; please save the servants of Your household. || 1 || You are eternal and all-powerful; I am a mere beggar, Lord. I am intoxicated with emotional attachment to Maya - save me, Lord! Bound down by greed, emotional attachment and corruption, I have made all sorts of bad mistakes. The creator is detached, and free of entanglement; one obtains the fruits of his own actions. Be kind to me, O Purifier of sinners; I am so tired of wandering through reincarnation. Prays Nanak, I am the slave of the Lord; God is the Support of my soul, and my breath of life. || 2 || You are great and all-powerful; my understanding is shallow, O Lord. You cherish even those who are ungrateful; Your Glance of Grace is perfect, Lord. Your wisdom is unfathomable, O Infinite Creator. I am lowly - I know nothing at all. Rejecting the jewel, I have saved the shell; I am a lowly, ignorant beast. I have gathered that fickle wealth which will forsake me; I committed sins, over and over again. Nanak seeks Your Sanctuary, Almighty Lord and Master; please, preserve my honor. || 3 || I was separated from Him, and now, He has united me with Himself. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. Singing the Praises of the Lord of the Universe, forever sublime, the blissful Lord is revealed to me. My bed is adorned with God; my God has made me His own. Abandoning anxiety, I have become carefree, and I shall not suffer in pain any more. Nanak lives by gazing upon the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe, the Ocean of excellence. || 4 || 5 || 8 || BIHAAGRAA, FIFTH MEHL, CHHANT: O you of righteous faith, chant the Lord's Name; why do you remain silent? with your eyes, you have seen the treacherous ways of Maya. Nothing shall go along with you, except the Name of the Lord of the Universe. Land and clothes, gold and silver - all of these things are useless. Children, spouse and worldly honors, elephants, horses and other corrupting influences shall not go with you.

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