Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation

 
 

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Meditating, meditating in remembrance on the Creator Lord, the Architect of Destiny, I am fulfilled. || 3 || In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, Nanak enjoys the Lord's Love. He has returned home, with the Perfect Guru. || 4 || 12 || 17 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: All treasures come from the Perfect Divine Guru. || 1 || Pause || Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, the man lives. The faithless cynic dies in shame and misery. || 1 || The Name of the Lord has become my Protector. The wretched, faithless cynic makes only useless efforts. || 2 || Spreading slander, many have been ruined. Their necks, heads and feet are tied by death's noose. || 3 || Says Nanak, the humble devotees chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord. The Messenger of Death does not even approach them. || 4 || 13 || 18 ||

RAAG BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL, FOURTH HOUSE, DU-PADAS:

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

What blessed destiny will lead me to meet my God? Each and every moment and instant, I continually meditate on the Lord. || 1 || I meditate continually on the Lotus Feet of God. What wisdom will lead me to attain my Beloved? || 1 || Pause || Please, bless me with such Mercy, O my God, that Nanak may never, ever forget You. || 2 || 1 || 19 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Within my heart, I meditate on the Lotus Feet of God. Disease is gone, and I have found total peace. || 1 || The Guru relieved my sufferings, and blessed me with the gift. My birth has been rendered fruitful, and my life is approved. || 1 || Pause || The Ambrosial Bani of God's Word is the Unspoken Speech. Says Nanak, the spiritually wise live by meditating on God. || 2 || 2 || 20 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The Guru, the Perfect True Guru, has blessed me with peace and tranquility. Peace and joy have welled up, and the mystical trumpets of the unstruck sound current vibrate. || 1 || Pause || Sufferings, sins and afflictions have been dispelled. Remembering the Lord in meditation, all sinful mistakes have been erased. || 1 || Joining together, O beautiful soul-brides, celebrate and make merry. Guru Nanak has saved my honor. || 2 || 3 || 21 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Intoxicated with the wine of attachment, love of worldly possessions and deceit, and bound in bondage, he is wild and hideous. Day by day, his life is winding down; practicing sin and corruption, he is trapped by the noose of Death. || 1 || I seek Your Sanctuary, O God, Merciful to the meek. I have crossed over the terrible, treacherous, enormous world-ocean, with the dust of the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 1 || Pause || O God, Giver of peace, All-powerful Lord and Master, my soul, body and all wealth are Yours. Please, break my bonds of doubt, O Transcendent Lord, forever Merciful God of Nanak. || 2 || 4 || 22 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The Transcendent Lord has brought bliss to all; He has confirmed His Natural Way. He has become Merciful to the humble, holy Saints, and all my relatives blossom forth in joy. || 1 || The True Guru Himself has resolved my affairs.


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He has blessed Hargobind with long life, and taken care of my comfort, happiness and well-being. || 1 || Pause || The forests, meadows and the three worlds have blossomed forth in greenery; He gives His Support to all beings. Nanak has obtained the fruits of his mind's desires; his desires are totally fulfilled. || 2 || 5 || 23 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: One who is blessed by the Lord's Mercy, passes his time in contemplative meditation. || 1 || Pause || In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, meditate, and vibrate upon the Lord of the Universe. Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, the noose of death is cut away. || 1 || He Himself is the True Guru, and He Himself is the Cherisher. Nanak begs for the dust of the feet of the Holy. || 2 || 6 || 24 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Irrigate your mind with the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. Night and day, sing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. || 1 || Enshrine such love, O my mind, that twenty-four hours a day, God will seem near to you. || 1 || Pause || Says Nanak, one who has such immaculate destiny - his mind is attached to the Lord's Feet. || 2 || 7 || 25 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The disease is gone; God Himself took it away. I sleep in peace; peaceful poise has come to my home. || 1 || Pause || Eat to your fill, O my Siblings of Destiny. Meditate on the Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord, within your heart. || 1 || Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of the Perfect Guru, who has preserved the honor of His Name. || 2 || 8 || 26 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The True Guru has protected my hearth and home, and made them permanent. || Pause || Whoever slanders these homes, is pre-destined by the Creator Lord to be destroyed. || 1 || Slave Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of God; the Word of His Shabad is unbreakable and infinite. || 2 || 9 || 27 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The fever and sickness are gone, and the diseases are all dispelled. The Supreme Lord God has forgiven you, so enjoy the happiness of the Saints. || Pause || All joys have entered your world, and your mind and body are free of disease. So chant continuously the Glorious Praises of the Lord; this is the only potent medicine. || 1 || So come, and dwell in your home and native land; this is such a blessed and auspicious occasion. O Nanak, God is totally pleased with you; your time of separation has come to an end. || 2 || 10 || 28 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The entanglements of Maya do not go along with anyone. Even kings and rulers must arise and depart, according to the wisdom of the Saints. || Pause || Pride goes before the fall - this is a primal law. Those who practice corruption and sin, are born into countless incarnations, only to die again. || 1 || The Holy Saints chant Words of Truth; they meditate continually on the Lord of the Universe. Meditating, meditating in remembrance, O Nanak, those who are imbued with the color of the Lord's Love are carried across. || 2 || 11 || 29 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The Perfect Guru has blessed me with celestial Samaadhi, bliss and peace. God is always my Helper and Companion; I contemplate His Ambrosial Virtues. || Pause ||


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Triumphant cheers greet me all across the world, and all beings yearn for me. The True Guru and God are totally pleased with me; no obstacle blocks my way. || 1 || One who has the Merciful Lord God on his side - everyone becomes his slave. Forever and ever, O Nanak, glorious greatness rests with the Guru. || 2 || 12 || 30 ||

RAAG BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL, FIFTH HOUSE, CHAU-PADAS:

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

This perishable realm and world has been made like a house of sand. In no time at all, it is destroyed, like the paper drenched with water. || 1 || Listen to me, people: behold, and consider this within your mind. The Siddhas, the seekers, house-holders and Yogis have forsaken their homes and left. || 1 || Pause || This world is like a dream in the night. All that is seen shall perish. Why are you attached to it, you fool? || 2 || Where are your brothers and friends? Open your eyes and see! Some have gone, and some will go; everyone must take his turn. || 3 || Those who serve the Perfect True Guru, remain ever-stable at the Door of the Lord. Servant Nanak is the Lord's slave; preserve his honor, O Lord, Destroyer of ego. || 4 || 1 || 31 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The glories of the world, I cast into the fire. I chant those words, by which I may meet my Beloved. || 1 || When God becomes Merciful, then He enjoins me to His devotional service. My mind clings to worldly desires; meeting with the Guru, I have renounced them. || 1 || Pause || I pray with intense devotion, and offer this soul to Him. I would sacrifice all other riches, for a moment's union with my Beloved. || 2 || Through the Guru, I am rid of the five villains, as well as emotional love and hate. My heart is illumined, and the Lord has become manifest; night and day, I remain awake and aware. || 3 || The blessed soul-bride seeks His Sanctuary; her destiny is recorded on her forehead. Says Nanak, she obtains her Husband Lord; her body and mind are cooled and soothed. || 4 || 2 || 32 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: One is dyed in the color of the Lord's Love, by great good fortune. This color is never muddied; no stain ever sticks to it. || 1 || He finds God, the Giver of peace, with feelings of joy. The Celestial Lord blends into his soul, and he can never leave Him. || 1 || Pause || Old age and death cannot touch him, and he shall not suffer pain again. Drinking in the Ambrosial Nectar, he is satisfied; the Guru makes him immortal. || 2 || He alone knows its taste, who tastes the Priceless Name of the Lord. Its value cannot be estimated; what can I say with my mouth? || 3 || Fruitful is the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, O Supreme Lord God.


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The Word of Your Bani is the treasure of virtue. Please bless me with the dust of the feet of Your slaves; Nanak is a sacrifice. || 4 || 3 || 33 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Keep me under Your Protection, God; shower me with Your Mercy. I do not know how to serve You; I am just a low-life fool. || 1 || I take pride in You, O my Darling Beloved. I am a sinner, continuously making mistakes; You are the Forgiving Lord. || 1 || Pause || I make mistakes each and every day. You are the Great Giver; I am worthless. I associate with Maya, your hand-maiden, and I renounce You, God; such are my actions. || 2 || You bless me with everything, showering me with Mercy; And I am such an ungrateful wretch! I am attached to Your gifts, but I do not even think of You, O my Lord and Master. || 3 || There is none other than You, O Lord, Destroyer of fear. Says Nanak, I have come to Your Sanctuary, O Merciful Guru; I am so foolish - please, save me! || 4 || 4 || 34 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Don't blame anyone else; meditate on your God. Serving Him, great peace is obtained; O mind, sing His Praises. || 1 || O Beloved, other than You, who else should I ask? You are my Merciful Lord and Master; I am filled with all faults. || 1 || Pause || As You keep me, I remain; there is no other way. You are the Support of the unsupported; You Name is my only Support. || 2 || One who accepts whatever You do as good - that mind is liberated. The entire creation is Yours; all are subject to Your Ways. || 3 || I wash Your Feet and serve You, if it pleases You, O Lord and Master. Be Merciful, O God of Compassion, that Nanak may sing Your Glorious Praises. || 4 || 5 || 35 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Death hovers over his head, laughing, but the beast does not understand. Entangled in conflict, pleasure and egotism, he does not even think of death. || 1 || So serve your True Guru; why wander around miserable and unfortunate? You gaze upon the transitory, beautiful safflower, but why do you get attached to it? || 1 || Pause || You commit sins again and again, to gather wealth to spend. But your dust shall mix with dust; you shall arise and depart naked. || 2 || Those for whom you work, will become your spiteful enemies. In the end, they will run away from you; why do you burn for them in anger? || 3 || He alone becomes the dust of the Lord's slaves, who has such good karma upon his forehead. Says Nanak, he is released from bondage, in the Sanctuary of the True Guru. || 4 || 6 || 36 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The cripple crosses over the mountain, the fool becomes a wise man, and the blind man sees the three worlds, by meeting with the True Guru and being purified. || 1 || This is the Glory of the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; listen, O my friends. Filth is washed away, millions of sins are dispelled, and the consciousness becomes immaculate and pure. || 1 || Pause || Such is devotional worship of the Lord of the Universe, that the ant can overpower the elephant. Whoever the Lord makes His own, is blessed with the gift of fearlessness. || 2 ||


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The lion becomes a cat, and the mountain looks like a blade of grass. Those who worked for half a shell, will be judged very wealthy. || 3 || What glorious greatness of Yours can I describe, O Lord of infinite excellences? Please bless me with Your Mercy, and grant me Your Name; O Nanak, I am lost without the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. || 4 || 7 || 37 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: He is constantly entangled in pride, conflict, greed and tasty flavors. He is involved in deception, fraud, household affairs and corruption. || 1 || I have seen this with my eyes, by the Grace of the Perfect Guru. Power, property, wealth and youth are useless, without the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || Beauty, incense, scented oils, beautiful clothes and foods - when they come into contact with the body of the sinner, they stink. || 2 || Wandering, wandering around, the soul is reincarnated as a human, but this body lasts only for an instant. Losing this opportunity, he must wander again through countless incarnations. || 3 || By God's Grace, he meets the Guru; contemplating the Lord, Har, Har, he is wonderstruck. He is blessed with peace, poise and bliss, O Nanak, through the perfect sound current of the Naad. || 4 || 8 || 38 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The feet of the Saints are the boat, to cross over the world-ocean. In the wilderness, the Guru places them on the Path, and reveals the secrets of the Lord's Mystery. || 1 || O Lord, Har Har Har, Har Har Haray, Har Har Har, I love You. While standing up, sitting down and sleeping, think of the Lord, Har Har Har. || 1 || Pause || The five thieves run away, when one joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. His investment is intact, and he earns great profits; his household is blessed with honor. || 2 || His position is unmoving and eternal, his anxiety is ended, and he sees God everywhere. || 3 || The Virtues of our Virtuous Lord and Master are so profound; how many of His Glorious Virtues should I speak? Nanak has obtained the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord, Har, Har, in the Company of the Holy. || 4 || 9 || 39 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: That life, which has no contact with the Holy, is useless. Joining their congregation, all doubts are dispelled, and I am emancipated. || 1 || That day, when I meet with the Holy - I am a sacrifice to that day. Again and again, I sacrifice my body, mind and soul to them. || 1 || Pause || They have helped me renounce this ego, and implant this humility within myself. This mind has become the dust of all men's feet, and my self-conceit has been dispelled. || 2 || In an instant, I burnt away the ideas of slander and ill-will towards others. I see close at hand, the Lord of mercy and compassion; He is not far away at all. || 3 || My body and mind are cooled and soothed, and now, I am liberated from the world. Love, consciousness, the breath of life, wealth and everything, O Nanak, are in the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan. || 4 || 10 || 40 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: I perform service for Your slave, O Lord, and wipe his feet with my hair. I offer my head to him, and listen to the Glorious Praises of the Lord, the source of bliss. || 1 || Meeting You, my mind is rejuvenated, so please meet me, O Merciful Lord. Night and day, my mind enjoys bliss, contemplating the Lord of Compassion.


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|| 1 || Pause || God's Holy people are the saviors of the world; I grab hold of the hem of their robes. Bless me, O God, with the gift of the dust of the feet of the Saints. || 2 || I have no skill or wisdom at all, nor any work to my credit. Please, protect me from doubt, fear and emotional attachment, and cut away the noose of Death from my neck. || 3 || I beg of You, O Lord of Mercy, O my Father, please cherish me! I sing Your Glorious Praises, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, O Lord, Home of peace. || 4 || 11 || 41 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Whatever You wish, You do. Without You, there is nothing. Gazing upon Your Glory, the Messenger of Death leaves and goes away. || 1 || By Your Grace, one is emancipated, and egotism is dispelled. God is omnipotent, possessing all powers; He is obtained through the Perfect, Divine Guru. || 1 || Pause || Searching, searching, searching - without the Naam, everything is false. All the comforts of life are found in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; God is the Fulfiller of desires. || 2 || Whatever You attach me to, to that I am attached; I have burnt away all my cleverness. You are permeating and pervading everywhere, O my Lord, Merciful to the meek. || 3 || I ask for everything from You, but only the very fortunate ones obtain it. This is Nanak's prayer, O God, I live by singing Your Glorious Praises. || 4 || 12 || 42 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Dwelling in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, all sinful residues are erased. One who is attuned to the Love of God, is not cast into the womb of reincarnation. || 1 || Chanting the Name of the Lord of the Universe, the tongue becomes holy. The mind and body become immaculate and pure, chanting the Chant of the Guru. || 1 || Pause || Tasting the subtle essence of the Lord, one is satisfied; receiving this essence, the mind becomes happy. The intellect is brightened and illuminated; turning away from the world, the heart-lotus blossoms forth. || 2 || He is cooled and soothed, peaceful and content; all his thirst is quenched. The mind's wandering in the ten directions is stopped, and one dwells in the immaculate place. || 3 || The Savior Lord saves him, and his doubts are burnt to ashes. Nanak is blessed with the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. He finds peace, gazing upon the Blessed Vision of the Saints' Darshan. || 4 || 13 || 43 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Carry water for the Lord's slave, wave the fan over him, and grind his corn; then, you shall be happy. Burn in the fire your power, property and authority. || 1 || Grasp hold of the feet of the servant of the humble Saints. Renounce and abandon the wealthy, the regal overlords and kings. || 1 || Pause || The dry bread of the Saints is equal to all treasures. The thirty-six tasty dishes of the faithless cynic, are just like poison. || 2 || Wearing the old blankets of the humble devotees, one is not naked. But by putting on the silk clothes of the faithless cynic, one loses one's honor. || 3 || Friendship with the faithless cynic breaks down mid-way. But whoever serves the humble servants of the Lord, is emancipated here and hereafter. || 4 || Everything comes from You, O Lord; You Yourself created the creation.


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Blessed with the Blessed Vision of the Darshan of the Holy, Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 5 || 14 || 44 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: With my ears, I listen to the Lord, Har, Har; I sing the Praises of my Lord and Master. I place my hands and my head upon the feet of the Saints, and meditate on the Lord's Name. || 1 || Be kind to me, O Merciful God, and bless me with this wealth and success. Obtaining the dust of the feet of the Saints, I apply it to my forehead. || 1 || Pause || I am the lowest of the low, absolutely the lowest; I offer my humble prayer. I wash their feet, and renounce my self-conceit; I merge in the Saints' Congregation. || 2 || With each and every breath, I never forget the Lord; I never go to another. Obtaining the Fruitful Vision of the Guru's Darshan, I discard my pride and attachment. || 3 || I am embellished with truth, contentment, compassion and Dharmic faith. My spiritual marriage is fruitful, O Nanak; I am pleasing to my God. || 4 || 15 || 45 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The words of the Holy are eternal and unchanging; this is apparent to everyone. That humble being, who joins the Saadh Sangat, meets the Sovereign Lord. || 1 || This faith in the Lord of the Universe, and peace, are found by meditating on the Lord. Everyone is speaking in various ways, but the Guru has brought the Lord into the home of my self. || 1 || Pause || He preserves the honor of those who seek His Sanctuary; there is no doubt about this at all. In the field of actions and karma, plant the Lord's Name; this opportunity is so difficult to obtain! || 2 || God Himself is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts; He does, and causes everything to be done. He purifies so many sinners; this is the natural way of our Lord and Master. || 3 || Don't be fooled, O mortal being, by the illusion of Maya. O Nanak, God saves the honor of those of whom He approves. || 4 || 16 || 46 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: He fashioned you from clay, and made your priceless body. He covers the many faults in your mind, and makes you look immaculate and pure. || 1 || So why do you forget God from your mind? He has done so many good things for you. One who forsakes God, and blends himself with another, in the end is blended with dust. || 1 || Pause || Meditate, meditate in remembrance with each and every breath - do not delay! Renounce worldly affairs, and merge yourself into God; forsake false loves. || 2 || He is many, and He is One; He takes part in the many plays. This is as He is, and shall be. So serve that Supreme Lord God, and accept the Guru's Teachings. || 3 || God is said to be the highest of the high, the greatest of all, our companion. Please, let Nanak be the slave of the slave of Your slaves. || 4 || 17 || 47 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord of the Universe is my only Support. I have renounced all other hopes. God is All-powerful, above all; He is the perfect treasure of virtue. || 1 || The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is the Support of the humble servant who seeks God's Sanctuary. In their minds, the Saints take the Support of the Transcendent Lord. || 1 || Pause || He Himself preserves, and He Himself gives.


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He Himself cherishes. Merciful to the meek, the treasure of mercy, He remembers and protects us with each and every breath. || 2 || Whatever the Creator Lord does is glorious and great. The Perfect Guru has instructed me, that peace comes by the Will of our Lord and Master. || 3 || Anxieties, worries and calculations are dismissed; the Lord's humble servant accepts the Hukam of His Command. He does not die, and He does not leave; Nanak is attuned to His Love. || 4 || 18 || 48 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The great fire is put out and cooled; meeting with the Guru, sins run away. I fell into the deep dark pit; giving me His Hand, He pulled me out. || 1 || He is my friend; I am the dust of His Feet. Meeting with Him, I am at peace; He blesses me with the gift of the soul. || 1 || Pause || I have now received my pre-ordained destiny. Dwelling with the Lord's Holy Saints, my hopes are fulfilled. || 2 || The fear of the three worlds is dispelled, and I have found my place of rest and peace. The all-powerful Guru has taken pity upon me, and the Naam has come to dwell in my mind. || 3 || O God, You are the Anchor and Support of Nanak. He is the Doer, the Cause of causes; the All-powerful Lord God is inaccessible and infinite. || 4 || 19 || 49 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: One who forgets God is filthy, poor and low. The fool does not understand the Creator Lord; instead, he thinks that he himself is the doer. || 1 || Pain comes, when one forgets Him. Peace comes when one remembers God. This is the way the Saints are in bliss - they continually sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || The high, He makes low, and the low, he elevates in an instant. The value of the glory of our Lord and Master cannot be estimated. || 2 || While he gazes upon beautiful dramas and plays, the day of his departure dawns. The dream becomes the dream, and his actions do not go along with him. || 3 || God is All-powerful, the Cause of causes; I seek Your Sanctuary. Day and night, Nanak meditates on the Lord; forever and ever he is a sacrifice. || 4 || 20 || 50 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: I carry water on my head, and with my hands I wash their feet. Tens of thousands of times, I am a sacrifice to them; gazing upon the Blessed Vision of their Darshan, I live. || 1 || The hopes which I cherish in my mind - my God fulfills them all. With my broom, I sweep the homes of the Holy Saints, and wave the fan over them. || 1 || Pause || The Saints chant the Ambrosial Praises of the Lord; I listen, and my mind drinks it in. That sublime essence calms and soothes me, and quenches the fire of sin and corruption. || 2 || When the galaxy of Saints worship the Lord in devotion, I join them, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. I bow in reverence to the humble devotees, and apply the dust of their feet to my face. || 3 || Sitting down and standing up, I chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord; this is what I do. This is Nanak's prayer to God, that he may merge in the Lord's Sanctuary. || 4 || 21 || 51 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: He alone crosses over this world-ocean, who sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord.


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He dwells with the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; by great good fortune, he finds the Lord. || 1 || Your slave lives by hearing, hearing the Word of Your Bani, chanted by Your humble servant. The Guru is revealed in all the worlds; He saves the honor of His servant. || 1 || Pause || God has pulled me out of the ocean of fire, and quenched my burning thirst. The Guru has sprinkled the Ambrosial Water of the Naam, the Name of the Lord; He has become my Helper. || 2 || The pains of birth and death are removed, and I have obtained a resting place of peace. The noose of doubt and emotional attachment has been snapped; I have become pleasing to my God. || 3 || Let no one think that there is any other at all; everything is in the Hands of God. Nanak has found total peace, in the Society of the Saints. || 4 || 22 || 52 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: My bonds have been snapped; God Himself has become compassionate. The Supreme Lord God is Merciful to the meek; by His Glance of Grace, I am in ecstasy. || 1 || The Perfect Guru has shown mercy to me, and eradicated my pains and illnesses. My mind and body have been cooled and soothed, meditating on God, most worthy of meditation. || 1 || Pause || The Name of the Lord is the medicine to cure all disease; with it, no disease afflicts me. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the mind and body are tinged with the Lord's Love, and I do not suffer pain any longer. || 2 || I chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, Har, Har, lovingly centering my inner being on Him. Sinful mistakes are erased and I am sanctified, in the Sanctuary of the Holy Saints. || 3 || Misfortune is kept far away from those who hear and chant the Praises of the Lord's Name. Nanak chants the Mahaa Mantra, the Great Mantra, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 4 || 23 || 53 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: From the Fear of God, devotion wells up, and deep within, there is peace. Chanting the Name of the Lord of the Universe, doubt and delusions are dispelled. || 1 || One who meets with the Perfect Guru, is blessed with peace. So renounce the intellectual cleverness of your mind, and listen to the Teachings. || 1 || Pause || Meditate, meditate, meditate in remembrance on the Primal Lord, the Great Giver. May I never forget that Primal, Infinite Lord from my mind. || 2 || I have enshrined love for the Lotus Feet of the Wondrous Divine Guru. One who is blessed by Your Mercy, God, is committed to Your service. || 3 || I drink in the Ambrosial Nectar, the treasure of wealth, and my mind and body are in bliss. Nanak never forgets God, the Lord of supreme bliss. || 4 || 24 || 54 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Desire is stilled, and egotism is gone; fear and doubt have run away. I have found stability, and I am in ecstasy; the Guru has blessed me with Dharmic faith. || 1 || Worshipping the Perfect Guru in adoration, my anguish is eradicated. My body and mind are totally cooled and soothed; I have found peace, O my brother. || 1 || Pause || I have awakened from sleep, chanting the Name of the Lord; gazing upon Him, I am filled with wonder. Drinking in the Ambrosial Nectar, I am satisfied. How wondrous is its taste! || 2 || I myself am liberated, and my companions swim across; my family and ancestors are also saved. Service to the Divine Guru is fruitful; it has made me pure in the Court of the Lord. || 3 || I am lowly, without a master, ignorant, worthless and without virtue.


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Nanak has been blessed with God's Mercy; God has made him His Slave. || 4 || 25 || 55 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord is the Hope and Support of His devotees; there is nowhere else for them to go. O God, Your Name is my power, realm, relatives and riches. || 1 || God has granted His Mercy, and saved His slaves. The slanderers rot in their slander; they are seized by the Messenger of Death. || 1 || Pause || The Saints meditate on the One Lord, and no other. They offer their prayers to the One Lord, who is pervading and permeating all places. || 2 || I have heard this old story, spoken by the devotees, that all the wicked are cut apart into pieces, while His humble servants are blessed with honor. || 3 || Nanak speaks the true words, which are obvious to all. God's servants are under God's Protection; they have absolutely no fear. || 4 || 26 || 56 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: God breaks the bonds which hold us; He holds all power in His hands. No other actions will bring release; save me, O my Lord and Master. || 1 || I have entered Your Sanctuary, O Perfect Lord of Mercy. Those whom You preserve and protect, O Lord of the Universe, are saved from the trap of the world. || 1 || Pause || Hope, doubt, corruption and emotional attachment - in these, he is engrossed. The false material world abides in his mind, and he does not understand the Supreme Lord God. || 2 || O Perfect Lord of Supreme Light, all beings belong to You. As You keep us, we live, O infinite, inaccessible God. || 3 || Cause of causes, All-powerful Lord God, please bless me with Your Name. Nanak is carried across in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. || 4 || 27 || 57 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Who? Who has not fallen, by placing their hopes in you? You are enticed by the great enticer - this is the way to hell! || 1 || O vicious mind, no faith can be placed in you; you are totally intoxicated. The donkey's leash is only removed, after the load is placed on his back. || 1 || Pause || You destroy the value of chanting, intensive meditation and self-discipline; you shall suffer in pain, beaten by the Messenger of Death. You do not meditate, so you shall suffer the pains of reincarnation, you shameless buffoon! || 2 || The Lord is your Companion, your Helper, your Best Friend; but you disagree with Him. You are in love with the five thieves; this brings terrible pain. || 3 || Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of the Saints, who have conquered their minds. He gives body, wealth and everything to the slaves of God. || 4 || 28 || 58 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Try to meditate, and contemplate the source of peace, and bliss will come to you. Chanting, and meditating on the Name of the Lord of the Universe, perfect understanding is achieved. || 1 || Meditating on the Lotus Feet of the Guru, and chanting the Name of the Lord, I live. Worshipping the Supreme Lord God in adoration, my mouth drinks in the Ambrosial Nectar. || 1 || Pause || All beings and creatures dwell in peace; the minds of all yearn for the Lord. Those who continually remember the Lord, do good deeds for others; they harbor no ill will towards anyone. || 2 ||


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Blessed is that place, and blessed are those who dwell there, where they chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord. The Sermon and the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises are sung there very often; there is peace, poise and tranquility. || 3 || In my mind, I never forget the Lord; He is the Master of the masterless. Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of God; everything is in His hands. || 4 || 29 || 59 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The One who bound you in the womb and then released you, placed you in the world of joy. Contemplate His Lotus Feet forever, and you shall be cooled and soothed. || 1 || In life and in death, this Maya is of no use. He created this creation, but rare are those who enshrine love for Him. || 1 || Pause || O mortal, the Creator Lord made summer and winter; He saves you from the heat. From the ant, He makes an elephant; He reunites those who have been separated. || 2 || Eggs, wombs, sweat and earth - these are God's workshops of creation. It is fruitful for all to practice contemplation of the Lord. || 3 || I cannot do anything; O God, I seek the Sanctuary of the Holy. Guru Nanak pulled me up, out of the deep, dark pit, the intoxication of attachment. || 4 || 30 || 60 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Searching, searching, I wander around searching, in the woods and other places. He is undeceivable, imperishable and inscrutable; such is my Lord God. || 1 || When shall I behold my God, and delight my soul? Even better than being awake, is the dream in which I dwell with God. || 1 || Pause || Listening to the Shaastras teaching about the four social classes and the four stages of life, I grow thirsty for the Blessed Vision of the Lord. He has no form or outline, and He is not made of the five elements; our Lord and Master is imperishable. || 2 || How rare are those Saints and great Yogis, who describe the beautiful form of the Lord. Blessed, blessed are they, whom the Lord meets in His Mercy. || 3 || They know that He is deep within, and outside as well; their doubts are dispelled. O Nanak, God meets those, whose karma is perfect. || 4 || 31 || 61 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: All beings and creatures are totally pleased, gazing on God's glorious radiance. The True Guru has paid off my debt; He Himself did it. || 1 || Eating and expending it, it is always available; the Word of the Guru's Shabad is inexhaustible. Everything is perfectly arranged; it is never exhausted. || 1 || Pause || In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I worship and adore the Lord, the infinite treasure. He does not hesitate to bless me with Dharmic faith, wealth, sexual success and liberation. || 2 || The devotees worship and adore the Lord of the Universe with single-minded love. They gather in the wealth of the Lord's Name, which cannot be estimated. || 3 || O God, I seek Your Sanctuary, the glorious greatness of God. Nanak: Your end or limitation cannot be found, O Infinite World-Lord. || 4 || 32 || 62 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Meditate, meditate in remembrance of the Perfect Lord God, and your affairs shall be perfectly resolved. In Kartaarpur, the City of the Creator Lord, the Saints dwell with the Creator. || 1 || Pause || No obstacles will block your way, when you offer your prayers to the Guru.

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