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 WADAHANS, FIRST MEHL, FIRST HOUSE:

To the addict, there is nothing like the drug; to the fish, there is nothing else like water. Those who are attuned to their Lord - everyone is pleasing to them. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, cut apart into pieces, a sacrifice to Your Name, O Lord and Master. || 1 || Pause || The Lord is the fruitful tree; His Name is ambrosial nectar. Those who drink it in are satisfied; I am a sacrifice to them. || 2 || You are not visible to me, although You dwell with everyone. How can the thirst of the thirsty be quenched, with that wall between me and the pond? || 3 || Nanak is Your merchant; You, O Lord and Master, are my capital. My mind is cleared of doubt, when I praise You in prayer. || 4 || 1 || WADAHANS, FIRST MEHL: The virtuous bride ravishes and enjoys her Husband Lord; why does the unworthy one cry out? If she were to become virtuous, then she too could enjoy her Husband Lord. || 1 || My Husband Lord is loving and playful; why should the soul-bride enjoy any other? || 1 || Pause || If the soul-bride does good deeds, and makes her mind the thread, she obtains the jewel, which cannot be purchased for any price, strung upon the thread of her consciousness. || 2 || I ask, but I do not follow the way shown to me; still, I claim to have reached my destination. I do not speak with You, O my Husband Lord; how then can I come to have a place in Your home? || 3 || O Nanak, without the One, there is no other at all. If the soul-bride remains attached to You, then she shall enjoy her Husband Lord. || 4 || 2 || WADAHANS, FIRST MEHL, SECOND HOUSE: The peacocks are singing sweetly, O sister; the rainy season of Saawan has come. Your beauteous eyes are like a string of charms, fascinating and enticing the soul-bride. I would cut myself into pieces for the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan; I am a sacrifice to Your Name. I take pride in You; without You, what could I be proud of? So smash your bracelets along with your bed, O soul-bride, and break your arms, along with the arms of your couch.


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In spite of all the decorations which you have made, O soul-bride, your Husband Lord is attuned to someone else. You don't have the bracelets of gold, nor the good crystal jewelry; you have not dealt with the true jeweller. Those arms, which do not embrace the neck of the Husband Lord, burn in anguish. All my companions have gone to enjoy their Husband Lord; which door should I, the wretched one, go to? O friend, I am very well-behaved, but I am not pleasing to my Husband Lord at all. I have woven my hair into lovely braids, and saturated their partings with vermillion; but when I go before Him, I am not accepted, and I die, suffering in sorrow. I weep - the whole world weeps; even the birds of the forest weep with me. The only thing which does not weep is my body's sense of separation, which has separated me from my Husband Lord. In a dream, He came, and went away again; I cried so many tears. I cannot come to You, O my Beloved, and I cannot send anyone to You. Come to me, O blessed sleep - perhaps I will see my Husband Lord again. One who brings me a message from my Lord and Master - says Nanak, what shall I give to Him? Cutting off my head, I give it to Him to sit upon; without my head, I shall still serve Him. Why haven't I died? Why hasn't my life just ended? My Husband Lord has become a stranger to me. || 1 || 3 ||

 

WADAHANS, THIRD MEHL, FIRST HOUSE:

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

When the mind is filthy, everything is filthy; by washing the body, the mind is not cleansed. This world is deluded by doubt; hardly anyone understands this. || 1 || O my mind, chant the One Name. The True Guru has given me this treasure. || 1 || Pause || Even if one learns the Yogic postures of the Siddhas, and holds his sexual energy in check, still, the filth of the mind is not removed, and the filth of egotism is not eliminated. || 2 || This mind is not controlled by any other discipline, except the Sanctuary of the True Guru. Meeting the True Guru, one is transformed beyond description. || 3 || Prays Nanak, one who dies upon meeting the True Guru, shall be rejuvenated through the Word of the Guru's Shabad. The filth of attachment and possessiveness shall depart, and the mind shall become pure. || 4 || 1 || WADAHANS, THIRD MEHL: By His Grace, one serves the True Guru; by His Grace, service is performed. By His grace, this mind comes under control; by His Grace, the mind becomes pure. || 1 || O my mind, think of the True One. Think of the One, and you shall find peace; you shall never suffer in sorrow again. || 1 || Pause || By His Grace, one dies while yet alive; by His Grace, the Word of the Shabad comes to dwell in the mind. By His Grace, one understands the Hukam of God's Command; by His Command, one merges into Him. || 2 || That tongue, which does not savor the sublime essence of the Lord - may that tongue be burned off! It remains attached to other pleasures, and through the love of duality, it suffers in pain. || 3 || The One Lord grants His Grace to all; He Himself makes distinctions.


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O Nanak, meeting the True Guru, the fruits are obtained, and one is blessed with the Glorious Greatness of the Naam. || 4 || 2 || WADAHANS, THIRD MEHL: Emotional attachment to Maya is darkness; without the Guru, there is no spiritual wisdom. Those who are attached to the Word of the Shabad understand; those in duality are ruined. || 1 || O my mind, under Guru's Instruction, do good deeds. Dwell forever and ever upon the Lord God, and you shall find the gate of galvation. || 1 || Pause || He alone is the treasure of virtue; He Himself gives, and then one receives. Without the Name, all are separated from Him; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, one meets Him. || 2 || Acting in selfishness and egotism they lose, and nothing comes into their hands. But meeting with the True Guru, they find Truth, and merge into the True Name. || 3 || Hope and desire abide in this body, but the Lord's Light shines within as well. O Nanak, the self-willed manmukhs are in bondage, while the Gurmukhs are liberated. || 4 || 3 || WADAHANS, THIRD MEHL: The faces of the happy soul-brides are radiant forever; through the Guru, they are peacefully poised. They constantly enjoy their Husband Lord, eradicating self-conceit from within. || 1 || O my mind, meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. The True Guru has given me this understanding of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || The abandoned brides cry out in suffering; they do not attain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence. In the love of duality, they look ugly; they suffer in pain as they go beyond. || 2 || The virtuous soul-bride constantly chants the Glorious Praises of the Lord; she enshrines the Naam, the Name of the Lord, within her heart. The unvirtuous woman suffers and cries out in pain. || 3 || The One Lord and Master is the Husband Lord of all; He cannot be described at all. O Nanak, He has separated some from Himself, while others are committed to His Name. || 4 || 4 || WADAHANS, THIRD MEHL: The Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam always seems sweet; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, I come to taste it. Through the True Word of the Guru's Bani, I am absorbed in peace and poise; the Dear Lord is enshrined in the mind. || 1 || The Lord, granting His Grace, has led me to meet the True Guru. Through the Perfect True Guru, I meditate on the Name of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || Through Brahma, the hymns of the Vedas were revealed, but the love of Maya spread. The wise one, Shiva, pervades his own home, but he is engrossed in dark passions and excessive egotism. || 2 || Vishnu is always busy reincarnating himself, but who will save the world? The Gurmukhs are imbued with spiritual wisdom in this age; they are rid of the darkness of emotional attachment. || 3 || Serving the True Guru, one is saved; the Gurmukh crosses over the world-ocean. The detached renunciates are attuned to the True Name; they attain the gate of salvation. || 4 || The True One is pervading everywhere, deep within; He cherishes all. O Nanak, except for the One, I do not know any other; He is the Merciful Master of all. || 5 || 5 || WADAHANS, THIRD MEHL: The Gurmukh practices true self-discipline, and attains the essence of wisdom. The Gurmukh focuses his meditation on the True One. || 1 ||


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O my mind, become Gurmukh, and remember the Naam, the Name of the Lord. It shall stand by you forever, and go along with you. || Pause || The True One is the social status and the honor of the Gurmukh. Within the Gurmukh is God, his friend and helper. || 2 || He alone becomes Gurmukh, whom the Lord so blesses. He Himself blesses the Gurmukh with greatness. || 3 || The Gurmukh lives the True Word of the Shabad, and practices good deeds. The Gurmukh, O Nanak, emancipates his family and relations. || 4 || 6 || WADAHANS, THIRD MEHL: My tongue is intuitively attracted to the taste of the Lord. My mind is satisfied, meditating on the Name of the Lord. || 1 || Lasting peace is obtained, contemplating the True Word of the Shabad. I am forever a sacrifice to my True Guru. || 1 || Pause || My eyes are content, lovingly focused on the One Lord. My mind is content, having forsaken the love of duality. || 2 || The frame of my body is at peace, through the Shabad, and the Name of the Lord. The fragrance of the Naam permeates my heart. || 3 || O Nanak, one who has such great destiny written upon his forehead, through the Word of the Guru's Bani, easily and intuitively becomes free of desire. || 4 || 7 || WADAHANS, THIRD MEHL: From the Perfect Guru, the Naam is obtained. Through the True Word of the Shabad, one merges in the True Lord. || 1 || O my mind, you shall obtain the treasure of the Naam, by submitting to the Will of your Guru. || 1 || Pause || Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, filth is washed away from within. The immaculate Naam comes to abide within the mind. || 2 || Deluded by doubt, the world wanders around. It dies, and is born again, ruined by the Messenger of Death. || 3 || O Nanak, very fortunate are those who meditate on the Name of the Lord. By Guru's Grace, they enshrine the Name within their minds. || 4 || 8 || WADAHANS, THIRD MEHL: Egotism is opposed to the Name of the Lord; the two do not dwell in the same place. In egotism, selfless service cannot be performed, and so the mind goes unfulfilled. || 1 || O my mind, think of the Lord, and practice the Word of the Guru's Shabad. If you submit to the Hukam of the Lord's Command, you shall meet with the Lord, and then egotism will depart from within. || Pause || Egotism is within all bodies; through egotism, we come to be born. Egotism is utter darkness; in egotism, no one can understand anything. || 2 || In egotism, devotional worship cannot be performed, and the Hukam of the Lord's Command cannot be understood. In egotism, the soul is in bondage, and the Naam does not come to abide in the mind. || 3 || O Nanak, meeting with the True Guru, egotism is eliminated, and then, the True One comes to dwell in the mind. Practicing Truth, abiding in Truth, and serving Truth, one is absorbed in the True One. || 4 || 9 || 12 ||

 

WADAHANS, FOURTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE:

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

There is one bed, One God Lord and Master. The Gurmukh enjoys the Lord, the ocean of peace. || 1 || My mind longs to meet my Beloved Lord God.


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The Perfect Guru leads me to meet my Beloved; I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to my Guru. || 1 || Pause || My body is overflowing with faults; how can I meet my Perfect Beloved? || 2 || The virtuous ones obtain my Beloved; I do not have these virtues. How can I meet Him, O my mother? || 3 || I am so tired of making all these efforts. Please protect Nanak, the meek one, O my Lord. || 4 || 1 || WADAHANS, FOURTH MEHL: My Lord God is so beautiful, but I do not know His value. Abandoning my Lord God, I am entangled in duality. || 1 || How can I meet with my Husband? I don't know. She who pleases her Husband Lord is a happy soul-bride. She meets with her Husband Lord - she is so wise. || 1 || Pause || I am filled with faults; how can I find my Husband Lord? You have many loves, but I am not even in Your thoughts, O my Husband Lord. || 2 || She who ravishes and enjoys her Husband Lord is the good soul-bride. I don't have these virtues; what can I, the discarded bride, do? || 3 || The soul-bride continually enjoys her Husband Lord forever. I have no good karma; will He ever hold me close in His embrace? || 4 || You, O Husband Lord, are worthy, while I am unworthy. I am worthless; please forgive Nanak, the meek one. || 5 || 2 ||

 

WADAHANS, FOURTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE:

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

Within my mind there is such a great yearning; how will I attain the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan? I go and ask my True Guru; with the Guru's advice, I shall teach my foolish mind. The deluded mind is instructed in the Word of the Guru's Shabad, and meditates forever on the Lord, Har, Har. O Nanak, one whom my Beloved blesses with His Glance of Grace, focuses his consciousness on the Lord's Feet. || 1 || I dress myself in all sorts of robes for the sake of my Husband, so that my True Lord God will be pleased. But my Beloved Husband Lord does not even cast a glance in my direction; how can I be consoled? For His sake, I adorn myself with adornments, but my Husband is imbued with another. O Nanak, blessed, blessed, blessed is that soul-bride, who enjoys her True, Sublime Husband Lord. || 2 || I go and ask the blessed, happy soul-bride, "How did you attain Him - your Husband Lord, my God?" She answers, "My True Husband blessed me with His Glance of Grace; I abandoned the distinction between mine and yours. Dedicate everything - mind, body and soul to the Lord God; this is the way to meet Him, O sister." If her God gazes upon her with favor, O Nanak, her light merges into the Light. || 3 || I dedicate my mind and body to the one who brings me a message from my Lord God. I wave the fan over him every day, serve him and carry water for him.


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Constantly and continuously, I serve the Lord's humble servant, who recites the sermon of the Lord, Har, Har. Hail, hail unto the Guru, the Guru, the Perfect True Guru, who fulfills the desires of Nanak's mind. || 4 || Let me meet the Guru, my best friend, O Lord; meeting Him, I meditate on the Lord's Name. I seek the Lord's sermon from the Guru, the True Guru; joining with Him, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. Each and every day, forever, I sing the Lord's Praises; my mind lives by hearing Your Name. O Nanak, that moment when I forget my Lord and Master - at that moment, my soul dies. || 5 || Everyone longs to see the Lord, but he alone sees Him, whom the Lord causes to see Him. One upon whom my Beloved bestows His Glance of Grace cherishes the Lord, Har, Har forever. He alone cherishes the Lord, Har, Har, forever and ever, who meets my Perfect True Guru. O Nanak, the Lord's humble servant and the Lord become One; meditating on the Lord, he blends with the Lord. || 6 || 1 || 3 ||

 

WADAHANS, FIFTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE:

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

His Court is the most lofty and exalted. It has no end or limitations. Millions, millions, tens of millions seek, but they cannot find even a tiny bit of His Mansion. || 1 || What is that auspicious moment, when God is met? || 1 || Pause || Thousands of devotees worship and adore Him. Thousands of ascetics practice austere discipline. Thousands of Yogis practice Yoga. Thousands of pleasure seekers enjoy pleasures. || 2 || He dwells in each and every heart, but only a few know this. Is there any friend who can rip apart the screen of separation? I can only make the effort if God is merciful. I sacrifice my body and soul to Him. || 3 || After wandering around for so long, I have finally come to the Saints; all my pains and doubts have been eradicated. God summoned me to the Mansion of His Presence, and blessed me with the Ambrosial Nectar of His Name. Says Nanak, my God is lofty and exalted. || 4 || 1 || WADAHANS, FIFTH MEHL: Blessed is that time, when the Blessed Vision of His Darshan is given; I am a sacrifice to the feet of the True Guru. || 1 || You are the Giver of souls, O my Beloved God. My mind lives by reflecting upon the Name of God. || 1 || Pause || Your Mantra is True, and the Word of Your Bani is Ambrosial Nectar. Your Presence is cooling and soothing; Your gaze is all-knowing. || 2 || Your Command is true; You sit upon the eternal throne. My God is eternal; He does not come and go. || 3 || You are merciful; I am Your humble servant. O Nanak, the Lord and Master is totally permeating and pervading everywhere. || 4 || 2 || WADAHANS, FIFTH MEHL: You are infinite - only a few know this. By Guru's Grace, some come to understand You through the Word of the Shabad. || 1 ||


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Your servant offers this prayer, O Beloved: I live by meditating on Your Feet, God. || 1 || Pause || O my Merciful Lord God, O Great Giver: they alone know, whom You bless with realization. || 2 || Forever and ever, I am a sacrifice to You. Here and hereafter, I seek Your Protection. || 3 || I am without virtue; I know none of Your Glorious Virtues. O Nanak, seeing the Holy Saint, my mind is imbued with You. || 4 || 3 || WADAHANS, FIFTH MEHL: God is perfect - He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. He blesses us with the gift of the dust of the feet of the Holy. || 1 || Please bless me with Your Grace, O God, Merciful to the meek. I seek Your Shelter, O Perfect Lord of the World. || 1 || Pause || He is totally pervading and permeating the water, the land and the sky. He dwells near at hand; God is not far away. || 2 || One whom He blesses with His Glance of Grace, meditates on Him. Twenty-four hours a day, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 3 || God cherishes all beings and creatures. Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of the Lord's Door. || 4 || 4 || WADAHANS, FIFTH MEHL: You are the Great Giver, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. God, the Perfect Lord and Master, is permeating and pervading in all. || 1 || The Name of my Beloved God is my only support. I live by hearing, continually hearing Your Name. || 1 || Pause || I seek Your Sanctuary, O my Perfect True Guru. My mind is purified by the dust of the Saints. || 2 || I have enshrined His Lotus Feet within my heart. I am a sacrifice to the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. || 3 || Grant Your Grace, that I may sing Your Glorious Praises. O Nanak, chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, I find peace. || 4 || 5 || WADAHANS, FIFTH MEHL: In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, drink in the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord. The soul does not die; it ever wastes away. || 1 || By great good fortune, one meets the Perfect Guru. By Guru's Grace, one meditates on God. || 1 || Pause || The Lord is the jewel, the pearl, the gem, the diamond. Meditating, meditating in remembrance on God, I am enraptured. || 2 || Wherever I look, I see the Sanctuary of the Holy. Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, my mind becomes immaculate and pure. || 3 || Deep within the nucleus of each and every heart, my Lord and Master dwells. O Nanak, one obtains the Naam, the Name of the Lord, when God grants His Grace. || 4 || 6 || WADAHANS, FIFTH MEHL: Do not forget me, O God, Merciful to the meek. I seek Your Sanctuary, O Perfect, Compassionate Lord. || 1 || Pause || Wherever You come to mind, that place is blessed. The moment I forget You, I am stricken with regret. || 1 || All beings are Yours; You are their constant companion. Please, give me Your hand, and lift me up, out of this world-ocean. || 2 || Coming and going are by Your making. One whom You save is not afflicted with suffering. || 3 || You are the One Lord and Master; there is no other at all. Nanak offers this prayer with his palms pressed together. || 4 || 7 || WADAHANS, FIFTH MEHL: When You allow Yourself to be known, then we know You. We chant Your Name, which You have given to us. || 1 ||


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You are so wonderful! Your creative potency is amazing! || 1 || Pause || You Yourself are the Cause of causes; You Yourself are the Creator. By the Hukam of Your Command, we are born, and by Your Command, we die. || 2 || Your Name is the Support of our mind and body. This is Your blessing to Nanak, Your slave. || 3 || 8 ||

 

WADAHANS, FIFTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE:

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

Deep within my inner being, is the longing to meet my Beloved; how can I find the Perfect Guru? Even though a baby may play hundreds of games, he cannot survive without milk. The hunger deep within me is not satisfied, O my friend, even though I am served hundreds of dishes. My mind and body are filled with love for my Beloved; how can my mind be comforted, without the Blessed Vision of His Darshan? || 1 || Listen, O my dear friends and Siblings of Destiny - lead me to my True Friend, the Giver of peace. He knows all the troubles of my soul; every day, he tells me stories of the Lord. I cannot survive without Him, even for an instant. I cry out for Him, as the song-bird cries for water. Which of Your Excellent Virtues should I contemplate? You save even worthless beings like me. || 2 || I have become sad and depressed, longing for my Husband Lord, O my friend; when will I see my Husband with my eyes? I have forgotten how to enjoy all pleasures; without my Husband Lord, they are of no use at all. These clothes do not bring my body any pleasure; I cannot dress myself. I bow to those friends of mine, who have enjoyed their Beloved Husband Lord. || 3 || I have adorned myself with all sorts of decorations, O my friend, but without my Husband Lord, they are of no use at all. When my Husband does not care for me, O my friend, then my youth passes away, totally useless. Blessed, blessed are the happy soul-brides, O my friend, who are immersed in their Husband Lord. I am a sacrifice to those happy soul-brides, O my friend; I wash their feet forever. || 4 || As long as I suffered from duality and doubt, O my friend, I thought that God was far away. But when I met the Perfect True Guru, O my friend, then all my hopes and desires were fulfilled. I have obtained all pleasures and comforts, O my friend; my Husband Lord is all-pervading everywhere. Servant Nanak enjoys the Lord's Love, O my friend; I fall at the feet of the Guru, the True Guru. || 5 || 1 || 9 ||

 

WADAHANS, THIRD MEHL, ASHTAPADEES:

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

True is the Bani of His Word, and True is the melody; True is contemplative meditation on the Word of the Shabad. Night and day, I praise the True Lord. Blessed, blessed is my great good fortune. || 1 || O my mind, be a sacrifice to the True Name.


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Become the slave of the Lord's slaves, and you shall obtain the True Name. || 1 || Pause || True is the tongue which is imbued with Truth, and true are the mind and body. By praising any other than the True Lord, one's whole life is wasted. || 2 || Let Truth be the farm, Truth the seed, and Truth the merchandise you trade. Night and day, earn the profit of the True Name; you shall have treasures overflowing with the wealth of devotional worship. || 3 || Let Truth be your food, and let Truth be your clothes; let your True Support be the Name of the Lord. One who is so blessed receives it, and obtains a seat in the Mansion of the Lord's Presence. || 4 || In Truth we come, and in Truth we go, and then we are not consigned to reincarnation again. The Gurmukhs are recognized as True in the True Court; they merge in the True Lord. || 5 || Deep within they are True, and their minds are True; they sing the Glorious Praises of the True Lord. In the true place, they praise the True One; I am a sacrifice to the True Guru. || 6 || True is the time, and true is the moment, when one falls in love with the True Lord. Then, he sees Truth, and speaks the Truth; he realizes the True Lord throughout the entire Creation. || 7 || O Nanak, one merges with the True Lord, when He merges with Himself. As it pleases Him, He preserves us; He Himself ordains His Will. || 8 || 1 || WADAHANS, THIRD MEHL: The mind wanders in the ten directions - how can one sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord? It is totally engrossed in sensuality, constantly tormented by sexual desire and anger. || 1 || Waaho! Waaho! Hail! Hail! Chant His Glorious Praise. The Lord's Name is so difficult to obtain in this age; under Guru's Instruction, drink in the subtle essence of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || Remembering the Word of the Shabad, the mind becomes immaculate, and then one sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. Under Guru's Instruction, one comes to understand his own self, and then he comes to dwell in the home of his heart. || 2 || O my mind, be imbued forever with the Lord's Love, and sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord forever. The Immaculate Lord is forever the Giver of peace; from Him, one receives the fruits of the mind's desires. || 3 || I am lowly, but I have been exalted, entering the Sanctuary of the Lord. He has lifted up the sinking stone; True is His glorious greatness. || 4 || From poison, I have been transformed into Ambrosial Nectar; under Guru's Instruction, I have obtained wisdom. From bitter herbs, I have been transformed into sandalwood; this fragrance permeates deep within my being. || 5 || This human birth is very precious; one must earn the right to come into the world. By perfect destiny, I met the True Guru; I meditate on the Name of the Lord. || 6 || The self-willed manmukhs are deluded; attached to corruption, they waste away their lives in vain. The Name of the Lord is forever an ocean of peace, but the manmukhs do not love the True Word of the Shabad. || 7 || Everyone can chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har with their mouths, but only a few enshrine it within their hearts. O Nanak, those who enshrine the Lord within their hearts, attain liberation and emancipation. || 8 || 2 ||

 

WADAHANS, FIRST MEHL, CHHANT:

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

Why bother to wash the body which is polluted by falsehood? One's cleansing bath is only approved, if one practices Truth.


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When there is Truth deep within, then one becomes True, and obtains the True Lord. Without pre-ordained destiny, awareness is not attained; talking and babbling, one's life is wasted away. Wherever you go and sit, speak well, and write the Word of the Shabad in your awareness. Why bother to wash the body which is polluted by falsehood? || 1 || When I spoke, I spoke as You made me speak. The Ambrosial Name of the Lord is pleasing to my mind. The Naam, the Name of the Lord, seems so sweet to my mind; it has destroyed the house of pain. Peace came to dwell in my mind, when You gave the Order. It is Yours to grant Your Grace, and it is mine to speak this prayer; You created Yourself. When I spoke, I spoke as You made me speak. || 2 || The Lord and Master gives us our turn, according to the deeds we have done. Don't speak ill of others, or get involved in arguments. Don't get into arguments with your Lord and Master - you shall only ruin yourself. If you challenge the One, with whom you must abide, you will only cry in the end. Accept and endure what God gives you; tell your mind not to complain in vain. The Lord and Master gives us our turn, according to the deeds we have done. || 3 || He Himself created all, and He blesses them with His Glance of Grace. No one asks for that which is bitter; everyone asks for sweets. Let everyone ask for sweets and see that it is as the Lord and Master wills. Giving donations to charity and performing various religious rituals are not equal to contemplation of the Naam. O Nanak, those who are blessed with the Naam have such karma pre-ordained. He Himself created all, and He blesses them with His Glance of Grace. || 4 || 1 || WADAHANS, FIRST MEHL: Show mercy to me, that I may chant Your Name. You Yourself created all, and You are permeating all. You Yourself are permeating all, and You enjoin them to their tasks. Some, You have made kings, while others wander around begging. You have made greed and emotional attachment seem sweet; they are deluded by this delusion. Be forever merciful to me; only then can I chant Your Name. || 1 || Your Name is True, and forever pleasing to my mind. My pain is dispelled, and I am permeated with peace. The angels, the mortal beings, the wise and the enlightened sing of You. The angels, the mortal beings, the wise and the enlightened sing of You; they are pleasing to Your Mind. Enticed by Maya, they do not remember; they waste away their lives in vain. Some fools and idiots never remember; whoever has come, shall have to go. Your Name is forever True, and pleasing to my mind. || 2 || Beauteous and blessed is Your time; the Bani of Your Word is Ambrosial Nectar. Your servants serve You with love; these mortals are attached to Your taste. Those mortals are attached to Your taste, who are blessed with the Ambrosial Name. Those who are attuned to Your Name prosper more and more, day by day. Some do not practice good deeds or live righteously; they do not practice self-discipline, and they do not realize the One. Forever blessed and beauteous is Your time; the Bani of Your Word is Ambrosial Nectar. || 3 ||


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I am a sacrifice to the True Name. Your rule shall never end. Your rule is eternal and unchanging; it shall never come to an end. He alone becomes Your servant, who contemplates You in peaceful ease. Enemies and pain shall never touch him, and sin shall never come close to him. I am forever a sacrifice to the One Lord, and Your Name. || 4 || Throughout the ages, Your devotees sing Your Praises, O Lord Master, at Your Door. They meditate on the One True Lord. They meditate on the True Lord, when they enshrine Him in their minds. Doubt and delusion are Your making; when these are dispelled, then, by Guru's Grace, You grant Your Grace, and save them from the noose of Death. Throughout the ages, they are Your devotees. || 5 || O my Great Lord and Master, You are unknowable and infinite. How should I make and offer my prayer? I do not know what to say. If You bless me with Your Glance of Grace, then I realize the Truth. I come to realize the Truth, when You Yourself instruct me. The pain and hunger of the world are Your making; please eradicate this skepticism. Prays Nanak, skepticism is taken away, when one understands the Guru's wisdom. The Great Lord and Master is unknowable and infinite. || 6 || Your eyes are beautiful, and Your teeth are delightful. Your nose is graceful, and Your hair is so long. Your body is precious, cast in gold. His body is cast in gold, and He wears Krishna's mala; meditate on Him, O sisters. You shall not have to stand at Death's door, O sisters, if you listen to these teachings. From a crane, you shall be transformed into a swan, and the filth of your mind shall be removed. Your eyes are beautiful, and Your teeth are delightful. || 7 || Your walk is graceful, and Your speech is sweet. You coo like a songbird, and your youthful beauty is alluring. Your youthful beauty is so alluring; it pleases You and fulfills the mind's desires. Like an elephant, You step with Your Feet so carefully; You are pleased with Yourself. She who is imbued with the Love of such a Great Lord, flows intoxicated, like the waters of the Ganges. Prays Nanak, I am Your slave, O Lord; Your walk is graceful, and Your speech is sweet. || 8 || 2 ||

 

WADAHANS, THIRD MEHL, CHHANT:

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

Be imbued with the Love of your Husband Lord, O beautiful, perishable bride. Remain immersed in the True Word of the Shabad, O perishable bride; savor and enjoy the Love of your Beloved Husband. The Husband Lord embellishes His beloved bride with His True Love; she is in love with the Lord, Har, Har. Renouncing her selfishness, she attains her Husband Lord, and remains merged in the Word of the Guru's Shabad. That soul-bride is adorned with the Shabad, who is attracted by His Love, and who treasures the Love of her Beloved deep within. O Nanak, the Husband Lord blends that soul bride with Himself; the True King embellishes her. || 1 || O worthless bride, see your Husband Lord ever-present.

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