Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation


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Have Mercy upon me, and bless me with the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 4 || He alone obtains something, who becomes the dust under the feet of all. And he alone repeats the Naam, whom God causes to understand. || 1 || Pause || 2 || 8 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: Within the home of his own self, he does not even come to see his Lord and Master. And yet, around his neck, he hangs a stone god. || 1 || The faithless cynic wanders around, deluded by doubt. He churns water, and after wasting his life away, he dies. || 1 || Pause || That stone, which he calls his god, that stone pulls him down and drowns him. || 2 || O sinner, you are untrue to your own self; a boat of stone will not carry you across. || 3 || Meeting the Guru, O Nanak, I know my Lord and Master. The Perfect Architect of Destiny is pervading and permeating the water, the land and the sky. || 4 || 3 || 9 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: How have you enjoyed your Dear Beloved? O sister, please teach me, please show me. || 1 || Crimson, crimson, crimson - this is the color of the soul-bride who is imbued with the Love of her Beloved. || 1 || Pause || I wash Your Feet with my eye-lashes. Wherever You send me, there I will go. || 2 || I would trade meditation, austerity, self-discipline and celibacy, if I could only meet the Lord of my life, for even an instant. || 3 || She who eradicates her self-conceit, power and arrogant intellect, O Nanak, is the true soul-bride. || 4 || 4 || 10 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: You are my Life, the very Support of my breath of life. Gazing upon You, beholding You, my mind is soothed and comforted. || 1 || You are my Friend, You are my Beloved. I shall never forget You. || 1 || Pause || I am Your indentured servant; I am Your slave. You are my Great Lord and Master, the treasure of excellence. || 2 || There are millions of servants in Your Court - Your Royal Darbaar. Each and every instant, You dwell with them. || 3 || I am nothing; everything is Yours. Through and through, You abide with Nanak. || 4 || 5 || 11 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: His Mansions are so comfortable, and His gates are so lofty. Within them, His beloved devotees dwell. || 1 || The Natural Speech of God is so very sweet. How rare is that person, who sees it with his eyes. || 1 || Pause || There, in the arena of the congregation, the divine music of the Naad, the sound current, is sung. There, the Saints celebrate with their Lord. || 2 || Neither birth nor death is there, neither pain nor pleasure. The Ambrosial Nectar of the True Name rains down there. || 3 || From the Guru, I have come to know the mystery of this speech. Nanak speaks the Bani of the Lord, Har, Har. || 4 || 6 || 12 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: By the Blessed Vision of their Darshan, millions of sins are erased. Meeting with them, this terrifying world-ocean is crossed over || 1 || They are my companions, and they are my dear friends, who inspire me to remember the Lord's Name. || 1 || Pause || Hearing the Word of His Shabad, I am totally at peace. When I serve Him, the Messenger of Death is chased away. || 2 || His comfort and consolation soothes and supports my mind. Remembering Him in meditation, my face is radiant and bright. || 3 || God embellishes and supports His servants.

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Nanak seeks the Protection of their Sanctuary; he is forever a sacrifice to them. || 4 || 7 || 13 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: The angelic beings and demi-gods are not permitted to remain here. The silent sages and humble servants also must arise and depart. || 1 || Only those who meditate on the Lord, Har, Har, are seen to live on. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, they obtain the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan. || 1 || Pause || Kings, emperors and merchants must die. Whoever is seen shall be consumed by death. || 2 || Mortal beings are entangled, clinging to false worldly attachments. And when they must leave them behind, then they regret and grieve. || 3 || O Lord, O treasure of mercy, please bless Nanak with this gift, that he may chant Your Name, day and night. || 4 || 8 || 14 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: You dwell deep within the heart of each and every being. The entire universe is strung on Your Thread. || 1 || You are my Beloved, the Support of my breath of life. Beholding You, gazing upon You, my mind blossoms forth. || 1 || Pause || Wandering, wandering, wandering through countless incarnations, I have grown so weary. Now, I hold tight to the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 2 || You are inaccessible, incomprehensible, invisible and infinite. Nanak remembers You in meditation, day and night. || 3 || 9 || 15 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: What is the use of the glory of Maya? It disappears in no time at all. || 1 || This is a dream, but the sleeper does not know it. In his unconscious state, he clings to it. || 1 || Pause || The poor fool is enticed by the great attachments of the world. Gazing upon them, watching them, he must still arise and depart. || 2 || The Royal Court of His Darbaar is the highest of the high. He creates and destroys countless beings. || 3 || There has never been any other, and there shall never be. O Nanak, meditate on the One God. || 4 || 10 || 16 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: Meditating, meditating in remembrance on Him, I live. I wash Your Lotus Feet, and drink in the wash water. || 1 || He is my Lord, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. My Lord and Master abides with His humble devotees. || 1 || Pause || Hearing, hearing Your Ambrosial Naam, I meditate on it. Twenty-four hours a day, I sing Your Glorious Praises. || 2 || Beholding, beholding Your divine play, my mind is in bliss. Your Glorious Virtues are infinite, O God, O Lord of supreme bliss. || 3 || Meditating in remembrance on Him, fear cannot touch me. Forever and ever, Nanak meditates on the Lord. || 4 || 11 || 17 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: Within my heart, I meditate on the Word of the Guru's Teachings. With my tongue, I chant the Chant of the Lord. || 1 || The image of His vision is fruitful; I am a sacrifice to it. His Lotus Feet are the Support of the mind, the Support of the very breath of life. || 1 || Pause || In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the cycle of birth and death is ended. To hear the Ambrosial Sermon is the support of my ears. || 2 || I have renounced sexual desire, anger, greed and emotional attachment. I have enshrined the Naam within myself, with charity, true cleansing and righteous conduct. || 3 || Says Nanak, I have contemplated this essence of reality; chanting the Name of the Lord, I am carried across. || 4 || 12 || 18 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: The sinner is absorbed in greed and emotional attachment.

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He has not performed any service to the Creator Lord. || 1 || O God, Your Name is the Purifier of sinners. I am worthless - please save me! || 1 || Pause || O God, You are the Great Giver, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. The body of the egotistical human is perishable. || 2 || Tastes and pleasures, conflicts and jealousy, and intoxication with Maya - attached to these, the jewel of human life is wasted. || 3 || The Sovereign Lord King is the Destroyer of pain, the Life of the world. Forsaking everything, Nanak has entered His Sanctuary. || 4 || 13 || 19 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: He sees with his eyes, but he is called blind; he hears, but he does not hear. And the One who dwells near at hand, he thinks that He is far away; the sinner is committing sins. || 1 || Do only those deeds which will save you, O mortal being. Chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, and the Ambrosial Word of His Bani. || 1 || Pause || You are forever imbued with the love of horses and mansions. Nothing shall go along with you. || 2 || You may clean and decorate the vessel of clay, but it is so very filthy; it shall receive its punishment from the Messenger of Death. || 3 || You are bound by sexual desire, anger, greed and emotional attachment. You are sinking down into the great pit. || 4 || Hear this prayer of Nanak, O Lord; I am a stone, sinking down - please, rescue me! || 5 || 14 || 20 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: One who remains dead while yet alive understands God. He meets that humble being according to the karma of his past actions. || 1 || Listen, O friend - this is how to cross over the terrifying world-ocean. Meet with the Holy, and chant the Lord's Name || 1 || Pause || There is no other to know, except for the One Lord. So realize that the Supreme Lord God is within each and every heart. || 2 || Whatever He does, accept that as good. Know the value of the beginning and the end. || 3 || Says Nanak, I am a sacrifice to that humble being, within whose heart the Lord dwells. || 4 || 15 || 21 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: The Guru is the Transcendent Lord, the Creator Lord. He gives His Support to the entire Universe. || 1 || Meditate within your mind on the Lotus Feet of the Guru. Pain and suffering shall leave this body. || 1 || Pause || The True Guru saves the drowning being from the terrifying world-ocean. He reunites those who were separated for countless incarnations. || 2 || Serve the Guru, day and night. Your mind shall come to have peace, pleasure and poise. || 3 || By great good fortune, one obtains the dust of the feet of the True Guru. Nanak is forever a sacrifice to the True Guru. || 4 || 16 || 22 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: I am a sacrifice to my True Guru. Twenty-four hours a day, I sing the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Meditate in remembrance on God, your Lord and Master. He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of all hearts. || 1 || Pause || So love the Lord's Lotus Feet, and live a lifestyle which is true, perfect and spotless. || 2 || By the Grace of the Saints, the Lord comes to dwell within the mind, and the sins and residues of countless incarnations are eradicated. || 3 || Please be Merciful, O God, O Merciful to the meek.

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Nanak begs for the dust of the Saints. || 4 || 17 || 23 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: Gazing upon the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, I live. My karma is perfect, O my God. || 1 || Please, listen to this prayer, O my God. Please bless me with Your Name, and make me Your chaylaa, Your disciple. || 1 || Pause || Please keep me under Your Protection, O God, O Great Giver. By Guru's Grace, a few people understand this. || 2 || Please hear my prayer, O God, my Friend. May Your Lotus Feet abide within my consciousness. || 3 || Nanak makes one prayer: may I never forget You, O perfect treasure of virtue. || 4 || 18 || 24 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: He is my friend, companion, child, relative and sibling. Wherever I look, I see the Lord as my companion and helper. || 1 || The Lord's Name is my social status, my honor and wealth. He is my pleasure, poise, bliss and peace. || 1 || Pause || I have strapped on the armor of meditation on the Supreme Lord God. It cannot be pierced, even by millions of weapons. || 2 || The Sanctuary of the Lord's Feet is my fortress and battlement. The Messenger of Death, the torturer, cannot demolish it. || 3 || Slave Nanak is forever a sacrifice to the selfless servants and Saints of the Sovereign Lord, the Destroyer of ego. || 4 || 19 || 25 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: Where the Glorious Praises of God, the Lord of the world are continually sung, there is bliss, joy, happiness and peace. || 1 || Come, O my companions - let us go and enjoy God. Let us fall at the feet of the holy, humble beings. || 1 || Pause || I pray for the dust of the feet of the humble. It shall wash away the sinful residues of countless incarnations. || 2 || I dedicate my mind, body, breath of life and soul to God. Remembering the Lord in meditation, I have eradicated pride and emotional attachment. || 3 || O Lord, O Merciful to the meek, please give me faith and confidence, so that slave Nanak may remain absorbed in Your Sanctuary. || 4 || 20 || 26 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: The city of heaven is where the Saints dwell. They enshrine the Lotus Feet of God within their hearts. || 1 || Listen, O my mind and body, and let me show you the way to find peace, so that you may eat and enjoy the various delicacies of the Lord || 1 || Pause || Taste the Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, within your mind. Its taste is wondrous - it cannot be described. || 2 || Your greed shall die, and your thirst shall be quenched. The humble beings seek the Sanctuary of the Supreme Lord God. || 3 || The Lord dispels the fears and attachments of countless incarnations. God has showered His Mercy and Grace upon slave Nanak. || 4 || 21 || 27 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: God covers the many shortcomings of His slaves. Granting His Mercy, God makes them His own. || 1 || You emancipate Your humble servant, and rescue him from the noose of the world, which is just a dream. || 1 || Pause || Even huge mountains of sin and corruption are removed in an instant by the Merciful Lord. || 2 || Sorrow, disease and the most terrible calamities are removed by meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 3 ||

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Bestowing His Glance of Grace, He attaches us to the hem of His robe. Grasping the Lord's Feet, O Nanak, we enter His Sanctuary. || 4 || 22 || 28 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: One who withdraws from God's Path, and attaches himself to the world, is known as a sinner in both worlds. || 1 || He alone is approved, who pleases the Lord. Only He Himself knows His creative omnipotence. || 1 || Pause || One who practices truth, righteous living, charity and good deeds, has the supplies for God's Path. Worldly success shall not fail him. || 2 || Within and among all, the One Lord is awake. As He attaches us, so are we attached. || 3 || You are inaccessible and unfathomable, O my True Lord and Master. Nanak speaks as You inspire him to speak. || 4 || 23 || 29 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: In the early hours of the morning, I chant the Lord's Name. I have fashioned a shelter for myself, hear and hereafter. || 1 || Forever and ever, I chant the Lord's Name, and the desires of my mind are fulfilled. || 1 || Pause || Sing the Praises of the Eternal, Imperishable Lord God, night and day. In life, and in death, you shall find your eternal, unchanging home. || 2 || So serve the Sovereign Lord, and you shall never lack anything. While eating and consuming, you shall pass your life in peace. || 3 || O Life of the World, O Primal Being, I have found the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, I meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 24 || 30 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: When the Perfect Guru becomes merciful, my pains are taken away, and my works are perfectly completed. || 1 || Gazing upon, beholding the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, I live; I am a sacrifice to Your Lotus Feet. Without You, O my Lord and Master, who belongs to me? || 1 || Pause || I have fallen in love with the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, by the karma of my past actions and my pre-ordained destiny. || 2 || Chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; how wondrous is His glory! The three types of illness cannot consume it. || 3 || May I never forget, even for an instant, the Lord's Feet. Nanak begs for this gift, O my Beloved. || 4 || 25 || 31 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: May there be such an auspicious time, O my Beloved, when, with my tongue, I may chant the Lord's Name || 1 || Hear my prayer, O God, O Merciful to the meek. The Holy Saints ever sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, the Source of Nectar. || 1 || Pause || Your meditation and remembrance is life-giving, God. You dwell near those upon whom You show mercy. || 2 || Your Name is the food to satisfy the hunger of Your humble servants. You are the Great Giver, O Lord God. || 3 || The Saints take pleasure in repeating the Lord's Name. O Nanak, the Lord, the Great Giver, is All-knowing. || 4 || 26 || 32 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: Your life is slipping away, but you never even notice. You are constantly entangled in false attachments and conflicts. || 1 || Meditate, vibrate constantly, day and night, on the Lord. You shall be victorious in this priceless human life, in the Protection of the Lord's Sanctuary. || 1 || Pause || You eagerly commit sins and practice corruption, but you do not enshrine the jewel of the Lord's Name within your heart, even for an instant. || 2 ||

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Feeding and pampering your body, your life is passing away, but you do not experience the state of victory of the Lord of the Universe. || 3 || So enter the Sanctuary of the All-powerful, Unfathomable Lord and Master. O God, O Searcher of hearts, please, save Nanak! || 4 || 27 || 33 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: Cross over the terrifying world-ocean in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. Remember in meditation the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, the source of jewels. || 1 || Remembering, remembering the Lord in meditation, I live. All pain, disease and suffering is dispelled, meeting the Perfect Guru; sin has been eradicated. || 1 || Pause || The immortal status is obtained through the Name of the Lord; the mind and body become spotless and pure, which is the true purpose of life. || 2 || Twenty-four hours a day, meditate on the Supreme Lord God. By pre-ordained destiny, the Name is obtained. || 3 || I have entered His Sanctuary, and I meditate on the Lord, Merciful to the meek. Nanak longs for the dust of the Saints. || 4 || 28 || 34 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: The beautiful one does not know the work of his own home. The fool is engrossed in false attachments. || 1 || As You attach us, so we are attached. When You bless us with Your Name, we chant it. || 1 || Pause || The Lord's slaves are imbued with the Love of the Lord. They are intoxicated with the Lord, night and day. || 2 || Reaching out to grasp hold of our arms, God lifts us up. Separated for countless incarnations, we are united with Him again. || 3 || Save me, O God, O my Lord and Master - shower me with Your Mercy. Slave Nanak seeks Sanctuary at Your Door, O Lord. || 4 || 29 || 35 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: By the Grace of the Saints, I have found my eternal home. I have found total peace, and I shall not waver again. || 1 || I meditate on the Guru, and the Lord's Feet, within my mind. In this way, the Creator Lord has made me steady and stable. || 1 || Pause || I sing the Glorious Praises of the unchanging, eternal Lord God, and the noose of death is snapped. || 2 || Showering His Mercy, he has attached me to the hem of His robe. In constant bliss, Nanak sings His Glorious Praises. || 3 || 30 || 36 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: The Words, the Teachings of the Holy Saints, are Ambrosial Nectar. Whoever meditates on the Lord's Name is emancipated; he chants the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, with his tongue. || 1 || Pause || The pains and sufferings of the Dark Age of Kali Yuga are eradicated, when the One Name abides within the mind. || 1 || I apply the dust of the feet of the Holy to my face and forehead. Nanak has been saved, in the Sanctuary of the Guru, the Lord. || 2 || 31 || 37 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe, the Merciful Lord. Please, bless me with the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, O Perfect, Compassionate Lord. || 1 || Pause || Please, grant Your Grace, and cherish me. My soul and body are all Your property. || 1 || Only meditation on the Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord, will go along with you. Nanak begs for the dust of the Saints. || 2 || 32 || 38 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: Without Him, there is no other at all. The True Lord Himself is our anchor. || 1 || The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is our only support. The Creator, the Cause of causes, is All-powerful and Infinite. || 1 || Pause || He has eradicated all illness, and healed me.

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O Nanak, He Himself has become my Savior. || 2 || 33 || 39 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: Everyone longs for the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan. By perfect destiny, it is obtained. || Pause || Forsaking the Beautiful Lord, how can they go to sleep? The great enticer Maya has led them down the path of sin. || 1 || This butcher has separated them from the Beloved Lord. This merciless one shows no mercy at all to the poor beings. || 2 || Countless lifetimes have passed away, wandering aimlessly. The terrible, treacherous Maya does not even allow them to dwell in their own home. || 3 || Day and night, they receive the rewards of their own actions. Don't blame anyone else; your own actions lead you astray. || 4 || Listen, O Friend, O Saint, O humble Sibling of Destiny: in the Sanctuary of the Lord's Feet, Nanak has found Salvation. || 5 || 34 || 40 ||



Even a crude hut is sublime and beautiful, if the Lord's Praises are sung within it. Those mansions where the Lord is forgotten are useless. || 1 || Pause || Even poverty is bliss, if God comes to mind in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. This worldly glory might just as well burn; it only traps the mortals in Maya. || 1 || One may have to grind corn, and wear a coarse blanket, but still, one can find peace of mind and contentment. Even empires are of no use at all, if they do not bring satisfaction. || 2 || Someone may wander around naked, but if he loves the One Lord, he receives honor and respect. Silk and satin clothes are worthless, if they lead to greed. || 3 || Everything is in Your Hands, God. You Yourself are the Doer, the Cause of causes. With each and every breath, may I continue to remember You. Please, bless Nanak with this gift. || 4 || 1 || 41 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord's Saint is my life and wealth. I am his water-carrier. He is dearer to me than all my siblings, friends and children. || 1 || Pause || I make my hair into a fan, and wave it over the Saint. I bow my head low, to touch his feet, and apply his dust to my face. || 1 || I offer my prayer with sweet words, in sincere humility. Renouncing egotism, I enter His Sanctuary. I have found the Lord, the treasure of virtue. || 2 || I gaze upon the Blessed Vision of the Lord's humble servant, again and again. I cherish and gather in His Ambrosial Words within my mind; time and time again, I bow to Him. || 3 || In my mind, I wish, hope and beg for the Society of the Lord's humble servants. Be Merciful to Nanak, O God, and lead him to the feet of Your slaves. || 4 || 2 || 42 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: She has enticed the worlds and solar systems; I have fallen into her clutches. O Lord, please save this corrupt soul of mine; please bless me with Your Name. || 1 || Pause || She has not brought anyone peace, but still, I chase after her. She forsakes everyone, but still, I cling to her, again and again. || 1 || Have Mercy on me, O Lord of Compassion; please let me sing Your Glorious Praises, O Lord.

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This is Nanak's prayer, O Lord, that he may join and merge with the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 2 || 3 || 43 ||



Love of the enticing Beloved Lord is the most glorious love. Meditate, O mind, on the One Lord of the Universe - nothing else is of any account. Attach your mind to the Saints, and abandon the path of duality. || 1 || Pause || The Lord is absolute and unmanifest; He has assumed the most sublime manifestation. He has fashioned countless body chambers of many, varied, different, myriad forms. Within them, the mind is the policeman; my Beloved lives in the temple of my inner self. He plays there in ecstasy. He does not die, and he never grows old. || 1 || He is engrossed in worldly activities, wandering around in various ways. He steals the property of others, and is surrounded by corruption and sin. But now, he joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and stands before the Lord's Gate. He obtains the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan. Nanak has met the Guru; he shall not be reincarnated again. || 2 || 1 || 44 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord has made this world a stage; He fashioned the expanse of the entire creation. || 1 || Pause || He fashioned it in various ways, with limitless colors and forms. He watches over it with joy, and He never tires of enjoying it. He enjoys all the delights, and yet He remains unattached. || 1 || He has no color, no sign, no mouth and no beard. I cannot describe Your play. Nanak is the dust of the feet of the Saints. || 2 || 2 || 45 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: I have come to You. I have come to Your Sanctuary. I have come to place my faith in You. I have come seeking Mercy. If it pleases You, save me, O my Lord and Master. The Guru has placed me upon the Path. || 1 || Pause || Maya is very treacherous and difficult to pass through. It is like a violent wind-storm. || 1 || I am so afraid to hear that the Righteous Judge of Dharma is so strict and stern. || 2 || The world is a deep, dark pit; it is all on fire. || 3 || I have grasped the Support of the Holy Saints. Nanak meditates on the Lord. Now, I have found the Perfect Lord. || 4 || 3 || 46 ||



I offer this prayer to the True Guru, to bless me with the sustenance of the Naam. When the True King is pleased, the world is rid of its diseases. || 1 || You are the Support of Your devotees, and the Shelter of the Saints, O True Creator Lord. || 1 || Pause || True are Your devices, and True is Your Court. True are Your treasures, and True is Your expanse. || 2 || Your Form is inaccessible, and Your Vision is incomparably beautiful.

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I am a sacrifice to Your servants; they love Your Name, O Lord. || 3 || All desires are fulfilled, when the Inaccessible and Infinite Lord is obtained. Guru Nanak has met the Supreme Lord God; I am a sacrifice to Your Feet. || 4 || 1 || 47 ||



He alone obeys Your Will, O Lord, unto whom You are Merciful. That alone is devotional worship, which is pleasing to Your Will. You are the Cherisher of all beings. || 1 || O my Sovereign Lord, You are the Support of the Saints. Whatever pleases You, they accept. You are the sustenance of their minds and bodies. || 1 || Pause || You are kind and compassionate, the treasure of mercy, the fulfiller of our hopes. You are the Beloved Lord of life of all Your devotees; You are the Beloved of Your devotees. || 2 || You are unfathomable, infinite, lofty and exalted. There is no one else like You. This is my prayer, O my Lord and Master; may I never forget You, O Peace-giving Lord. || 3 || Day and night, with each and every breath, I sing Your Glorious Praises, if it is pleasing to Your Will. Nanak begs for the peace of Your Name, O Lord and Master; as it is pleasing to Your Will, I shall attain it. || 4 || 1 || 48 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: Where is that place, where You are never forgotten, Lord? Twenty-four hours a day, they meditate on You, and their bodies become spotless and pure. || 1 || O my Lord, I have come searching for that place. After seeking and searching, I found Sanctuary in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 1 || Pause || Reading and reciting the Vedas, Brahma grew weary, but he did not find even a tiny bit of God's worth. The seekers and Siddhas wander around bewailing; they too are enticed by Maya. || 2 || There were ten regal incarnations of Vishnu; and then there was Shiva, the renunciate. He did not find Your limits either, although he grew weary of smearing his body with ashes. || 3 || Peace, poise and bliss are found in the subtle essence of the Naam. The Lord's Saints sing the songs of joy. I have obtained the Fruitful Vision of Guru Nanak's Darshan, and with my mind and body I meditate on the Lord, Har, Har. || 4 || 2 || 49 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: The religious rites, rituals and hypocrisies which are seen, are plundered by the Messenger of Death, the ultimate tax collector. In the state of Nirvaanaa, sing the Kirtan of the Creator's Praises; contemplating Him in meditation, even for an instant, one is saved. || 1 || O Saints, cross over the world-ocean. One who practices the Teachings of the Saints, by Guru's Grace, is carried across. || 1 || Pause || Millions of cleansing baths at sacred shrines of pilgrimage only fill the mortal with filth in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga. One who sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, becomes spotlessly pure. || 2 || One may read all the books of the Vedas, the Bible, the Simritees and the Shaastras, but they will not bring liberation. One who, as Gurmukh, chants the One Word, acquires a spotlessly pure reputation. || 3 ||

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The four castes - the Kh'shaatriyas, Brahmins, Soodras and Vaishyas - are equal in respect to the teachings. One who, as Gurmukh, chants the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is saved. In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, O Nanak, God is permeating the hearts of each and every being. || 4 || 3 || 50 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: Whatever God causes to happen is accepted, by those who are attuned to the Love of the Lord's Name. Those who fall at the Feet of God are respected everywhere. || 1 || O my Lord, no one is as great as the Lord's Saints. The devotees are in harmony with their God; He is in the water, the land, and the sky. || 1 || Pause || Millions of sinners have been saved in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; the Messenger of Death does not even approach them. Those who have been separated from the Lord, for countless incarnations, are reunited with the Lord again. || 2 || Attachment to Maya, doubt and fear are eradicated, when one enters the Sanctuary of the Saints. Whatever wishes one harbors, are obtained from the Saints. || 3 || How can I describe the glory of the Lord's humble servants? They are pleasing to their God. Says Nanak, those who meet the True Guru, become independent of all obligations. || 4 || 4 || 51 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: Giving me Your Hand, You saved me from the terrible fire, when I sought Your Sanctuary. Deep within my heart, I respect Your strength; I have abandoned all other hopes. || 1 || O my Sovereign Lord, when You enter my consciousness, I am saved. || 1 || Pause || You pulled me up out of the deep, dark pit. You have become merciful to me. You care for me, and bless me with total peace; You Yourself cherish me. || 2 || The Transcendent Lord has blessed me with His Glance of Grace; breaking my bonds, He has delivered me. God Himself inspires me to worship Him; He Himself inspires me to serve Him. || 3 || My doubts have gone, my fears and infatuations have been dispelled, and all my sorrows are gone. O Nanak, the Lord, the Giver of peace has been merciful to me. I have met the Perfect True Guru. || 4 || 5 || 52 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: When nothing existed, what deeds were being done? And what karma caused anyone to be born at all? The Lord Himself set His play in motion, and He Himself beholds it. He created the Creation. || 1 || O my Sovereign Lord, I cannot do anything at all by myself. He Himself is the Creator, He Himself is the Cause. He is pervading deep within all. || 1 || Pause || If my account were to be judged, I would never be saved. My body is transitory and ignorant. Take pity upon me, O Creator Lord God; Your Forgiving Grace is singular and unique. || 2 || You created all beings and creatures. Each and every heart meditates on You. Your condition and expanse are known only to You; the value of Your creative omnipotence cannot be estimated. || 3 || I am worthless, foolish, thoughtless and ignorant. I know nothing about good actions and righteous living. Take pity on Nanak, that he may sing Your Glorious Praises; and that Your Will may seem sweet to him. || 4 || 6 || 53 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL:

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Your Saints are very fortunate; their homes are filled with the wealth of the Lord's Name. Their birth is approved, and their actions are fruitful. || 1 || O my Lord, I am a sacrifice to the humble servants of the Lord. I make my hair into a fan, and wave it over them; I apply the dust of their feet to my face. || 1 || Pause || Those generous, humble beings are above both birth and death. They give the gift of the soul, and practice devotional worship; they inspire others to meet the Lord. || 2 || True are their commands, and true are their empires; they are attuned to the Truth. True is their happiness, and true is their greatness. They know the Lord, to whom they belong. || 3 || I wave the fan over them, carry water for them, and grind corn for the humble servants of the Lord. Nanak offers this prayer to God - please, grant me the sight of Your humble servants. || 4 || 7 || 54 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: The True Guru is the Transcendent Lord, the Supreme Lord God; He Himself is the Creator Lord. Your servant begs for the dust of Your feet. I am a sacrifice to the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. || 1 || O my Sovereign Lord, as You keep me, so do I remain. When it pleases You, I chant Your Name. You alone can grant me peace. || 1 || Pause || Liberation, comfort and proper lifestyle come from serving You; You alone cause us to serve You. That place is heaven, where the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises are sung. You Yourself instill faith into us. || 2 || Meditating, meditating, meditating in remembrance on the Naam, I live; my mind and body are enraptured. I wash Your Lotus Feet, and drink in this water, O my True Guru, O Merciful to the meek. || 3 || I am a sacrifice to that most wonderful time when I came to Your Door. God has become compassionate to Nanak; I have found the Perfect True Guru. || 4 || 8 || 55 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: When You come to mind, I am totally in bliss. One who forgets You might just as well be dead. That being, whom You bless with Your Mercy, O Creator Lord, constantly meditates on You. || 1 || O my Lord and Master, You are the honor of the dishonored such as me. I offer my prayer to You, God; listening, listening to the Word of Your Bani, I live. || 1 || Pause || May I become the dust of the feet of Your humble servants. I am a sacrifice to the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. I enshrine Your Ambrosial Word within my heart. By Your Grace, I have found the Company of the Holy. || 2 || I place the state of my inner being before You; there is no other as great as You. He alone is attached, whom You attach; he alone is Your devotee. || 3 || With my palms pressed together, I beg for this one gift; O my Lord and Master, if it pleases You, I shall obtain it. With each and every breath, Nanak adores You; twenty-four hours a day, I sing Your Glorious Praises. || 4 || 9 || 56 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: When You stand over our heads, O Lord and Master, how can we suffer in pain? The mortal being does not know how to chant Your Name - he is intoxicated with the wine of Maya, and the thought of death does not even enter his mind. || 1 || O my Sovereign Lord, You belong to the Saints, and the Saints belong to You.

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