Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation


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Through the Word of the True Guru's Shabad, I know Him. || 1 || Pause || Lured by sexual desire, the elephant is trapped; the poor beast falls into the power of another. Lured by the sound of the hunter's bell, the deer offers its head; because of this enticement, it is killed. || 2 || Gazing upon his family, the mortal is enticed by greed; he clings in attachment to Maya. Totally engrossed in worldly things, he considers them to be his own; but in the end, he shall surely have to leave them behind. || 3 || Know it well, that anyone who loves any other than God, shall be miserable forever. Says Nanak, the Guru has explained this to me, that love for God brings lasting bliss. || 4 || 2 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Granting His Grace, God has blessed me with His Name, and released me of my bonds. I have forgotten all worldly entanglements, and I am attached to the Guru's feet. || 1 || In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I have renounced my other cares and anxieties. I dug a deep pit, and buried my egotistical pride, emotional attachment and the desires of my mind. || 1 || Pause || No one is my enemy, and I am no one's enemy. God, who expanded His expanse, is within all; I learned this from the True Guru. || 2 || I am a friend to all; I am everyone's friend. When the sense of separation was removed from my mind, then I was united with the Lord, my King. || 3 || My stubbornness is gone, Ambrosial Nectar rains down, and the Word of the Guru's Shabad seems so sweet to me. He is pervading everywhere, in the water, on the land and in the sky; Nanak beholds the all-pervading Lord. || 4 || 3 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Ever since I obtained the Blessed Vision of the Darshan of the Holy, my days have been blessed and prosperous. I have found lasting bliss, singing the Kirtan of the Praises of the Primal Lord, the Architect of destiny. || 1 || Now, I sing the Praises of the Lord within my mind. My mind has been illumined and enlightened, and it is always at peace; I have found the Perfect True Guru. || 1 || Pause || The Lord, the treasure of virtue, abides deep within the heart, and so pain, doubt and fear have been dispelled. I have obtained the most incomprehensible thing, enshrining love for the Name of the Lord. || 2 || I was anxious, and now I am free of anxiety; I was worried, and now I am free of worry; my grief, greed and emotional attachments are gone. By His Grace, I am cured of the disease of egotism, and the Messenger of Death no longer terrifies me. || 3 || Working for the Guru, serving the Guru and the Guru's Command, all are pleasing to me. Says Nanak, He has released me from the clutches of Death; I am a sacrifice to that Guru. || 4 || 4 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Body, mind, wealth and everything belong to Him; He alone is all-wise and all-knowing. He listens to my pains and pleasures, and then my condition improves. || 1 || My soul is satisfied with the One Lord alone. People make all sorts of other efforts, but they have no value at all. || Pause || The Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord, is a priceless jewel. The Guru has given me this advice. It cannot be lost, and it cannot be shaken off; it remains steady, and I am perfectly satisfied with it. || 2 || Those things which tore me away from You, Lord, are now gone.

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When golden ornaments are melted down into a lump, they are still said to be gold. || 3 || The Divine Light has illuminated me, and I am filled with celestial peace and glory; the unstruck melody of the Lord's Bani resounds within me. Says Nanak, I have built my eternal home; the Guru has constructed it for me. || 4 || 5 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: The desires of the greatest of the great kings and landlords cannot be satisfied. They remain engrossed in Maya, intoxicated with the pleasures of their wealth; their eyes see nothing else at all. || 1 || No one has ever found satisfaction in sin and corruption. The flame is not satisfied by more fuel; how can one be satisfied without the Lord? || Pause || Day after day, he eats his meals with many different foods, but his hunger is not eradicated. He runs around like a dog, searching in the four directions. || 2 || The lustful, lecherous man desires many women, and he never stops peeking into the homes of others. Day after day, he commits adultery again and again, and then he regrets his actions; he wastes away in misery and greed. || 3 || The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is incomparable and priceless; it is the treasure of Ambrosial Nectar. The Saints abide in peace, poise and bliss; O Nanak, through the Guru, this is known. || 4 || 6 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Nothing which this mortal being runs after, can compare to it. He alone comes to have it, whom the Guru blesses with this Ambrosial Nectar. || 1 || The desire to eat, to wear new clothes, and all other desires, do not abide in the mind of one who comes to know the subtle essence of the One Lord. || Pause || The mind and body blossom forth in abundance, when one receives even a drop of this Nectar. I cannot express His glory; I cannot describe His worth. || 2 || We cannot meet the Lord by our own efforts, nor can we meet Him through service; He comes and meets us spontaneously. One who is blessed by my Lord Master's Grace, practices the Teachings of the Guru's Mantra. || 3 || He is merciful to the meek, always kind and compassionate; He cherishes and nurtures all beings. The Lord is mingled with Nanak, through and through; He cherishes him, like the mother her child. || 4 || 7 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: I am a sacrifice to my Guru, who has implanted the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, within me. In the utter darkness of the wilderness, He showed me the straight path. || 1 || The Lord of the universe, the Cherisher of the world, He is my breath of life. Here and hereafter, he takes care of everything for me. || 1 || Pause || Meditating on Him in remembrance, I have found all treasures, respect, greatness and perfect honor. Remembering His Name, millions of sins are erased; all His devotees long for the dust of His feet. || 2 || If someone wishes for the fulfillment of all his hopes and desires, he should serve the one supreme treasure. He is the Supreme Lord God, infinite Lord and Master; meditating on Him in remembrance, one is carried across. || 3 || I have found total peace and tranquility in the Society of the Saints; my honor has been preserved. To gather in the Lord's wealth, and to taste the food of the Lord's Name -

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Nanak has made this his feast. || 4 || 8 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: You have made it your habit to practice those deeds which will bring you shame. You slander the Saints, and you worship the faithless cynics; such are the corrupt ways you have adopted. || 1 || Deluded by your emotional attachment to Maya, you love other things, like the enchanted city of Hari-chandauree, or the green leaves of the forest - such is your way of life. || 1 || Pause || Its body may be anointed with sandalwood oil, but the donkey still loves to roll in the mud. He is not fond of the Ambrosial Nectar; instead, he loves the poisonous drug of corruption. || 2 || The Saints are noble and sublime; they are blessed with good fortune. They alone are pure and holy in this world. The jewel of this human life is passing away uselessly, lost in exchange for mere glass. || 3 || The sins and sorrows of uncounted incarnations run away, when the Guru applies the healing ointment of spiritual wisdom to the eyes. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I have escaped from these troubles; Nanak loves the One Lord. || 4 || 9 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: I carry the water, wave the fan, and grind the corn for the Saints; I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. With each and every breath, my mind remembers the Naam, the Name of the Lord; in this way, it finds the treasure of peace. || 1 || Have pity on me, O my Lord and Master. Bless me with such understanding, O my Lord and Master, that I may forever and ever meditate on You. || 1 || Pause || By Your Grace, emotional attachment and egotism are eradicated, and doubt is dispelled. The Lord, the embodiment of bliss, is pervading and permeating in all; wherever I go, there I see Him. || 2 || You are kind and compassionate, the treasure of mercy, the Purifier of sinners, Lord of the world. I obtain millions of joys, comforts and kingdoms, if You inspire me to chant Your Name with my mouth, even for an instant. || 3 || That alone is perfect chanting, meditation, penance and devotional worship service, which is pleasing to God's Mind. Chanting the Naam, all thirst and desire is satisfied; Nanak is satisfied and fulfilled. || 4 || 10 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: She controls the three qualities and the four directions of the world. She destroys sacrificial feasts, cleansing baths, penances and sacred places of pilgrimage; what is this poor person to do? || 1 || I grasped God's Support and Protection, and then I was emancipated. By the Grace of the Holy Saints, I sang the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har, Har, and my sins and afflictions were taken away. || 1 || Pause || She is not heard - she does not speak with a mouth; she is not seen enticing mortals. She administers her intoxicating drug, and so confuses them; thus she seems sweet to everyone's mind. || 2 || In each and every home, she has implanted the sense of duality in mother, father, children, friends and siblings. Some have more, and some have less; they fight and fight, to the death. || 3 || I am a sacrifice to my True Guru, who has shown me this wondrous play. The world is being consumed by this hidden fire, but Maya does not cling to the Lord's devotees. || 4 || By the Grace of the Saints, I have obtained supreme bliss, and all my bonds have been broken. Nanak has obtained the wealth of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; having earned his profits, he has now returned home. || 5 || 11 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: You are the Giver, O Lord, O Cherisher, my Master, my Husband Lord.

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Each and every moment, You cherish and nurture me; I am Your child, and I rely upon You alone. || 1 || I have only one tongue - which of Your Glorious Virtues can I describe? Unlimited, infinite Lord and Master - no one knows Your limits. || 1 || Pause || You destroy millions of my sins, and teach me in so many ways. I am so ignorant - I understand nothing at all. Please honor Your innate nature, and save me! || 2 || I seek Your Sanctuary - You are my only hope. You are my companion, and my best friend. Save me, O Merciful Saviour Lord; Nanak is the slave of Your home. || 3 || 12 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Worship, fasting, ceremonial marks on one's forehead, cleansing baths, generous donations to charities and self-mortification - the Lord Master is not pleased with any of these rituals, no matter how sweetly one may speak. || 1 || Chanting the Name of God, the mind is soothed and pacified. Everyone searches for Him in different ways, but the search is so difficult, and He cannot be found. || 1 || Pause || Chanting, deep meditation and penance, wandering over the face of the earth, the performance of austerities with the arms stretched up to the sky - the Lord is not pleased by any of these means, though one may follow the path of Yogis and Jains. || 2 || The Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord, and the Praises of the Lord are priceless; he alone obtains them, whom the Lord blesses with His Mercy. Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, Nanak lives in the Love of God; his life-night passes in peace. || 3 || 13 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Is there anyone who can release me from my bondage, unite me with God, recite the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, and make this mind steady and stable, so that it no longer wanders around? || 1 || Do I have any such friend? I would give him all my property, my soul and my heart; I would devote my consciousness to him. || 1 || Pause || Others' wealth, others' bodies, and the slander of others - do not attach your love to them. Associate with the Saints, speak with the Saints, and keep your mind awake to the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. || 2 || God is the treasure of virtue, kind and compassionate, the source of all comfort. Nanak begs for the gift of Your Name; O Lord of the world, love him, like the mother loves her child. || 3 || 14 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord saves His Saints. One who wishes misfortune upon the Lord's slaves, shall be destroyed by the Lord eventually. || 1 || Pause || He Himself is the help and support of His humble servants; He defeats the slanderers, and chases them away. Wandering around aimlessly, they die out there; they never return to their homes again. || 1 || Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of the Destroyer of pain; he sings the Glorious Praises of the infinite Lord forever. The faces of the slanderers are blackened in the courts of this world, and the world beyond. || 2 || 15 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Now, I contemplate and meditate on the Lord, the Saviour Lord. He purifies sinners in an instant, and cures all diseases. || 1 || Pause || Talking with the Holy Saints, my sexual desire, anger and greed have been eradicated.

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Remembering, remembering the Perfect Lord in meditation, I have saved all my companions. || 1 || The Mul Mantra, the Root Mantra, is the only cure for the mind; I have installed faith in God in my mind. Nanak ever longs for the dust of the Lord's feet; again and again, he is a sacrifice to the Lord. || 2 || 16 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: I have fallen in love with the Lord. My True Guru is always my help and support; He has torn down the banner of pain. || 1 || Pause || Giving me His hand, He has protected me as His own, and removed all my troubles. He has blackened the faces of the slanderers, and He Himself has become the help and support of His humble servant. || 1 || The True Lord and Master has become my Saviour; hugging me close in His embrace, He has saved me. Nanak has become fearless, and he enjoys eternal peace, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 2 || 17 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Your Name is the medicine, O Merciful Lord. I am so miserable, I do not know Your state; You Yourself cherish me, Lord. || 1 || Pause || Take pity on me, O my Lord and Master, and remove the love of duality from within me. Break my bonds, and take me as Your own, so that I may never come to lose. || 1 || Seeking Your Sanctuary, I live, almighty and merciful Lord and Master. Twenty-four hours a day, I worship God; Nanak is forever a sacrifice to Him. || 2 || 18 ||




O God, please save me! By myself, I cannot do anything, O my Lord and Master; by Your Grace, please bless me with Your Name. || 1 || Pause || Family and worldly affairs are an ocean of fire. Through doubt, emotional attachment and ignorance, we are enveloped in darkness. || 1 || High and low, pleasure and pain. Hunger and thirst are not satisfied. || 2 || The mind is engrossed in passion, and the disease of corruption. The five thieves, the companions, are totally incorrigible. || 3 || The beings and souls and wealth of the world are all Yours. O Nanak, know that the Lord is always near at hand. || 4 || 1 || 19 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord and Master destroys the pain of the poor; He preserves and protects the honor of His servants. The Lord is the ship to carry us across; He is the treasure of virtue - pain cannot touch Him. || 1 || In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, meditate, vibrate upon the Lord of the world. I cannot think of any other way; make this effort, and make it in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga. || Pause || In the beginning, and in the end, there is none other than the perfect, merciful Lord. The cycle of birth and death is ended, chanting the Lord's Name, and remembering the Lord Master in meditation. || 2 || The Vedas, the Simritees, the Shaastras and the Lord's devotees contemplate Him; liberation is attained in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and the darkness of ignorance is dispelled. || 3 || The lotus feet of the Lord are the support of His humble servants.

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They are his only capital and investment. The True Lord is Nanak's strength, honor and support; He alone is his protection. || 4 || 2 || 20 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Wandering and roaming around, I met the Holy Perfect Guru, who has taught me. All other devices did not work, so I meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || For this reason, I sought the Protection and Support of my Lord, the Cherisher of the Universe. I sought the Sanctuary of the Perfect Transcendent Lord, and all my entanglements were dissolved. || Pause || Paradise, the earth, the nether regions of the underworld, and the globe of the world - all are engrossed in Maya. To save your soul, and liberate all your ancestors, meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 2 || O Nanak, singing the Naam, the Name of the Immaculate Lord, all treasures are obtained. Only that rare person, whom the Lord and Master blesses with His Grace, comes to know this. || 3 || 3 || 21 ||




You shall have to abandon the straw which you have collected. These entanglements shall be of no use to you. You are in love with those things that will not go with you. You think that your enemies are friends. || 1 || In such confusion, the world has gone astray. The foolish mortal wastes this precious human life. || Pause || He does not like to see Truth and righteousness. He is attached to falsehood and deception; they seem sweet to him. He loves gifts, but he forgets the Giver. The wretched creature does not even think of death. || 2 || He cries for the possessions of others. He forfeits all the merits of his good deeds and religion. He does not understand the Hukam of the Lord's Command, and so he continues coming and going in reincarnation. He sins, and then regrets and repents. || 3 || Whatever pleases You, Lord, that alone is acceptable. I am a sacrifice to Your Will. Poor Nanak is Your slave, Your humble servant. Save me, O my Lord God Master! || 4 || 1 || 22 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: I am meek and poor; the Name of God is my only Support. The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is my occupation and earnings. I gather only the Lord's Name. It is useful in both this world and the next. || 1 || Imbued with the Love of the Lord God's Infinite Name, the Holy Saints sing the Glorious Praises of the One Lord, the Formless Lord. || Pause || The Glory of the Holy Saints comes from their total humility. The Saints realize that their greatness rests in the Praises of the Lord. Meditating on the Lord of the Universe, the Saints are in bliss. The Saints find peace, and their anxieties are dispelled. || 2 || Wherever the Holy Saints gather, there they sing the Praises of the Lord, in music and poetry. In the Society of the Saints, there is bliss and peace. They alone obtain this Society, upon whose foreheads such destiny is written. || 3 || With my palms pressed together, I offer my prayer. I wash their feet, and chant the Praises of the Lord, the treasure of virtue. O God, merciful and compassionate, let me remain in Your Presence. Nanak lives, in the dust of the Saints. ||

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4 || 2 || 23 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: One who contemplates his Lord and Master - why should he be afraid? The wretched self-willed manmukhs are ruined through fear and dread. || 1 || Pause || The Divine Guru, my mother and father, is over my head. His image brings prosperity; serving Him, we become pure. The One Lord, the Immaculate Lord, is our capital. Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, we are illumined and enlightened. || 1 || The Giver of all beings is totally pervading everywhere. Millions of pains are removed by the Lord's Name. All the pains of birth and death are taken away from the Gurmukh, within whose mind and body the Lord dwells. || 2 || He alone, whom the Lord has attached to the hem of His robe, obtains a place in the Court of the Lord. They alone are devotees, who are pleasing to the True Lord. They are freed from the Messenger of Death. || 3 || True is the Lord, and True is His Court. Who can contemplate and describe His value? He is within each and every heart, the Support of all. Nanak begs for the dust of the Saints. || 4 || 3 || 24 ||




At home, and outside, I place my trust in You; You are always with Your humble servant. Bestow Your Mercy, O my Beloved God, that I may chant the Lord's Name with love. || 1 || God is the strength of His humble servants. Whatever You do, or cause to be done, O Lord and Master, that outcome is acceptable to me. || Pause || The Transcendent Lord is my honor; the Lord is my emancipation; the glorious sermon of the Lord is my wealth. Slave Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of the Lord's feet; from the Saints, he has learned this way of life. || 2 || 1 || 25 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: God has fulfilled all my desires. Holding me close in His embrace, the Guru has saved me. He has saved me from burning in the ocean of fire, and now, no one calls it impassible. || 1 || Those who have true faith in their minds, continually behold the Glory of the Lord; they are forever happy and blissful. || Pause || I seek the Sanctuary of the feet of the Perfect Transcendent Lord, the Searcher of hearts; I behold Him ever-present. In His wisdom, the Lord has made Nanak His own; He has preserved the roots of His devotees. || 2 || 2 || 26 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Wherever I look, there I see Him present; He is never far away. He is all-pervading, everywhere; O my mind, meditate on Him forever. || 1 || He alone is called your companion, who will not be separated from you, here or hereafter. That pleasure, which passes away in an instant, is trivial. || Pause || He cherishes us, and gives us sustenance; He does not lack anything. With each and every breath, my God takes care of His creatures. || 2 || God is undeceiveable, impenetrable and infinite; His form is lofty and exalted. Chanting and meditating on the embodiment of wonder and beauty, His humble servants are in bliss. || 3 ||

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Bless me with such understanding, O Merciful Lord God, that I might remember You. Nanak begs God for the gift of the dust of the feet of the Saints. || 4 || 3 || 27 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: The One who sent you, has now recalled you; return to your home now in peace and pleasure. In bliss and ecstasy, sing His Glorious Praises; by this celestial tune, you shall acquire your everlasting kingdom. || 1 || Come back to your home, O my friend. The Lord Himself has eliminated your enemies, and your misfortunes are past. || Pause || God, the Creator Lord, has glorified you, and your running and rushing around has ended. In your home, there is rejoicing; the musical instruments continually play, and your Husband Lord has exalted you. || 2 || Remain firm and steady, and do not ever waver; take the Guru's Word as your Support. You shall be applauded and congratulated all over the world, and your face shall be radiant in the Court of the Lord. || 3 || All beings belong to Him; He Himself transforms them, and He Himself becomes their help and support. The Creator Lord has worked a wondrous miracle; O Nanak, His glorious greatness is true. || 4 || 4 || 28 ||




Listen, O Dear Beloved Saints, to my prayer. Without the Lord, no one is liberated. || Pause || O mind, do only deeds of purity; the Lord is the only boat to carry you across. Other entanglements shall be of no use to you. True living is serving the Divine, Supreme Lord God; the Guru has imparted this teaching to me. || 1 || Do not fall in love with trivial things; in the end, they shall not go along with you. Worship and adore the Lord with your mind and body, O Beloved Saint of the Lord; in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall be released from bondage. || 2 || In your heart, hold fast to the Sanctuary of the lotus feet of the Supreme Lord God; do not place your hopes in any other support. He alone is a devotee, spiritually wise, a meditator, and a penitent, O Nanak, who is blessed by the Lord's Mercy. || 3 || 1 || 29 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: O my dear beloved, it is good, it is better, it is best, to ask for the Lord's Name. Behold, with your eyes wide-open, and listen to the Words of the Holy Saints; enshrine in your consciousness the Lord of Life - remember that all must die. || Pause || The application of sandalwood oil, the enjoyment of pleasures and the practice of many corrupt sins - look upon all of these as insipid and worthless. The Name of the Lord of the Universe alone is sublime; so say the Holy Saints. You claim that your body and wealth are your own; you do not chant the Lord's Name even for an instant. Look and see, that none of your possessions or riches shall go along with you. || 1 || One who has good karma, grasps the Protection of the hem of the Saint's robe; in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the Messenger of Death cannot threaten him. I have obtained the supreme treasure, and my egotism has been eradicated; Nanak's mind is attached to the One Formless Lord. || 2 || 2 || 30 ||

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Meditate in remembrance on the One Lord; meditate in remembrance on the One Lord; meditate in remembrance on the One Lord, O my Beloved. He shall save you from strife, suffering, greed, attachment, and the most terrifying world-ocean. || Pause || With each and every breath, each and every instant, day and night, dwell upon Him. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, meditate on Him fearlessly, and enshrine the treasure of His Name in your mind. || 1 || Worship His lotus feet, and contemplate the glorious virtues of the Lord of the Universe. O Nanak, the dust of the feet of the Holy shall bless you with pleasure and peace. || 2 || 1 || 31 ||




Remembering, remembering, remembering Him in meditation, I find peace; with each and every breath, I dwell upon Him. In this world, and in the world beyond, He is with me, as my help and support; wherever I go, He protects me. || 1 || The Guru's Word abides with my soul. It does not sink in water; thieves cannot steal it, and fire cannot burn it. || 1 || Pause || It is like wealth to the poor, a cane for the blind, and mother's milk for the infant. In the ocean of the world, I have found the boat of the Lord; the Merciful Lord has bestowed His Mercy upon Nanak. || 2 || 1 || 32 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord of the Universe has become kind and merciful; His Ambrosial Nectar permeates my heart. The nine treasures, riches and the miraculous spiritual powers of the Siddhas cling to the feet of the Lord's humble servant. || 1 || The Saints are in ecstasy everywhere. Within the home, and outside as well, the Lord and Master of His devotees is totally pervading and permeating everywhere. || 1 || Pause || No one can equal one who has the Lord of the Universe on his side. The fear of the Messenger of Death is eradicated, remembering Him in meditation; Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 2 || 2 || 33 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: The rich man gazes upon his riches, and is proud of himself; the landlord takes pride in his lands. The king believes that the whole kingdom belongs to him; in the same way, the humble servant of the Lord looks upon the support of his Lord and Master. || 1 || When one considers the Lord to be his only support, then the Lord uses His power to help him; this power cannot be defeated. || 1 || Pause || Renouncing all others, I have sought the Support of the One Lord; I have come to Him, pleading, "Save me, save me!" By the kindness and the Grace of the Saints, my mind has been purified; Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 2 || 3 || 34 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: He alone is called a warrior, who is attached to the Lord's Love in this age.

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Through the Perfect True Guru, he conquers his own soul, and then everything comes under his control. || 1 || Sing the Praises of the Lord and Master, with the love of your soul. Those who seek His Sanctuary, and meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, are blended with the Lord in celestial peace. || 1 || Pause || The feet of the Lord's humble servant abide in my heart; with them, my body is made pure. O treasure of mercy, please bless Nanak with the dust of the feet of Your humble servants; this alone brings peace. || 2 || 4 || 35 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: People try to deceive others, but the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, knows everything. They commit sins, and then deny them, while they pretend to be in Nirvaanaa. || 1 || They believe that You are far away, but You, O God, are near at hand. Looking around, this way and that, the greedy people come and go. || Pause || As long as the doubts of the mind are not removed, liberation is not found. Says Nanak, he alone is a Saint, a devotee, and a humble servant of the Lord, to whom the Lord and Master is merciful. || 2 || 5 || 36 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: My Guru gives the Naam, the Name of the Lord, to those who have such karma written on their foreheads. He implants the Naam, and inspires us to chant the Naam; this is Dharma, true religion, in this world. || 1 || The Naam is the glory and greatness of the Lord's humble servant. The Naam is his salvation, and the Naam is his honor; he accepts whatever comes to pass. || 1 || Pause || That humble servant, who has the Naam as his wealth, is the perfect banker. The Naam is his occupation, O Nanak, and his only support; the Naam is the profit he earns. || 2 || 6 || 37 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: My eyes have been purified, gazing upon the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan, and touching my forehead to the dust of His feet. With joy and happiness, I sing the Glorious Praises of my Lord and Master; the Lord of the World abides within my heart. || 1 || You are my Merciful Protector, Lord. O beautiful, wise, infinite Father God, be Merciful to me, God. || 1 || Pause || O Lord of supreme ecstasy and blissful form, Your Word is so beautiful, so drenched with Nectar. With the Lord's lotus feet enshrined in his heart, Nanak has tied the Shabad, the Word of the True Guru, to the hem of his robe. || 2 || 7 || 38 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: In His own way, He provides us with our food; in His own way, He plays with us. He blesses us with all comforts, enjoyments and delicacies, and he permeates our minds. || 1 || Our Father is the Lord of the World, the Merciful Lord. Just as the mother protects her children, God nurtures and cares for us. || 1 || Pause || You are my friend and companion, the Master of all excellences, O eternal and permanent Divine Lord. Here, there and everywhere, You are pervading; please, bless Nanak to serve the Saints. || 2 || 8 || 39 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: The Saints are kind and compassionate; they burn away their sexual desire, anger and corruption. My power, wealth, youth, body and soul are a sacrifice to them. || 1 || With my mind and body, I love the Lord's Name. With peace, poise, pleasure and joy, He has carried me across the terrifying world-ocean. || Pause ||

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Blessed is that place, and blessed is that house, in which the Saints dwell. Fulfill this desire of servant Nanak, O Lord Master, that he may bow in reverence to Your devotees. || 2 || 9 || 40 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: He has saved me from the awful power of Maya, by attaching me to His feet. He gave my mind the Mantra of the Naam, the Name of the One Lord, which shall never perish or leave me. || 1 || The Perfect True Guru has given this gift. He has blessed me with the Kirtan of the Praises of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, and I am emancipated. || Pause || My God has made me His own, and saved the honor of His devotee. Nanak has grasped the feet of his God, and has found peace, day and night. || 2 || 10 || 41 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Stealing the property of others, acting in greed, lying and slandering - in these ways, he passes his life. He places his hopes in false mirages, believing them to be sweet; this is the support he installs in his mind. || 1 || The faithless cynic passes his life uselessly. He is like the mouse, gnawing away at the pile of paper, making it useless to the poor wretch. || Pause || Have mercy on me, O Supreme Lord God, and release me from these bonds. The blind are sinking, O Nanak; God saves them, uniting them with the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 2 || 11 || 42 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: Remembering, remembering God, the Lord Master in meditation, my body, mind and heart are cooled and soothed. The Supreme Lord God is my beauty, pleasure, peace, wealth, soul and social status. || 1 || My tongue is intoxicated with the Lord, the source of nectar. I am in love, in love with the Lord's lotus feet, the treasure of riches. || Pause || I am His - He has saved me; this is God's perfect way. The Giver of peace has blended Nanak with Himself; the Lord has preserved his honor. || 2 || 12 || 43 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: All demons and enemies are eradicated by You, Lord; Your glory is manifest and radiant. Whoever harms Your devotees, You destroy in an instant. || 1 || I look to You continually, Lord. O Lord, Destroyer of ego, please, be the helper and companion of Your slaves; take my hand, and save me, O my Friend! || Pause || My Lord and Master has heard my prayer, and given me His protection. Nanak is in ecstasy, and his pains are gone; he meditates on the Lord, forever and ever. || 2 || 13 || 44 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: He has extended His power in all four directions, and placed His hand upon my head. Gazing upon me with his Eye of Mercy, He has dispelled the pains of His slave. || 1 || The Guru, the Lord of the Universe, has saved the Lord's humble servant. Hugging me close in His embrace, the merciful, forgiving Lord has erased all my sins. || Pause || Whatever I ask for from my Lord and Master, he gives that to me. Whatever the Lord's slave Nanak utters with his mouth, proves to be true, here and hereafter. || 2 || 14 || 45 ||

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