Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation

 
 

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The Sovereign Lord of the Universe is the Saving Grace, the Protector of the capital of His devotees. || 1 || There is never any deficiency at all; the Lord's treasures are over-flowing. His Lotus Feet are enshrined within my mind and body; God is inaccessible and infinite. || 2 || All those who work for Him dwell in peace; you can see that they lack nothing. By the Grace of the Saints, I have met God, the Perfect Lord of the Universe. || 3 || Everyone congratulates me, and celebrates my victory; the home of the True Lord is so beautiful! Nanak chants the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the treasure of peace; I have found the Perfect Guru. || 4 || 33 || 63 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Worship and adore the Lord, Har, Har, Har, and you shall be free of disease. This is the Lord's healing rod, which eradicates all disease. || 1 || Pause || Meditating on the Lord, through the Perfect Guru, he constantly enjoys pleasure. I am devoted to the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; I have been united with my Lord. || 1 || Contemplating Him, peace is obtained, and separation is ended. Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of God, the All-powerful Creator, the Cause of causes. || 2 || 34 || 64 ||

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

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

I have given up all other efforts, and have taken the medicine of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Fevers, sins and all diseases are eradicated, and my mind is cooled and soothed. || 1 || Worshipping the Perfect Guru in adoration, all pains are dispelled. The Savior Lord has saved me; He has blessed me with His Kind Mercy. || 1 || Pause || Grabbing hold of my arm, God has pulled me up and out; He has made me His own. Meditating, meditating in remembrance, my mind and body are at peace; Nanak has become fearless. || 2 || 1 || 65 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Placing His Hand upon my forehead, God has given me the gift of His Name. One who performs fruitful service for the Supreme Lord God, never suffers any loss. || 1 || God Himself saves the honor of His devotees. Whatever God's Holy servants wish for, He grants to them. || 1 || Pause || God's humble servants seek the Sanctuary of His Lotus Feet; they are God's very breath of life. O Nanak, they automatically, intuitively meet God; their light merges into the Light. || 2 || 2 || 66 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: God Himself has given me the Support of His Lotus Feet. God's humble servants seek His Sanctuary; they are respected and famous forever. || 1 || God is the unparalleled Savior and Protector; service to Him is immaculate and pure. The Divine Guru has built the City of Ramdaspur, the royal domain of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || Forever and ever, meditate on the Lord, and no obstacles will obstruct you. O Nanak, praising the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the fear of enemies runs away. || 2 || 3 || 67 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Worship and adore God in your mind and body; join the Company of the Holy. Chanting the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe, the Messenger of Death runs far away. || 1 ||


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That humble being who chants the Lord's Name, remains always awake and aware, night and day. He is not affected by charms and spells, nor is he harmed by the evil eye. || 1 || Pause || Sexual desire, anger, the intoxication of egotism and emotional attachment are dispelled, by loving devotion. One who enters the Lord's Sanctuary, O Nanak, remains merged in ecstasy in the subtle essence of the Lord's Love. || 2 || 4 || 68 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The living creatures and their ways are in God's power. Whatever He says, they do. When the Sovereign Lord of the Universe is pleased, there is nothing at all to fear. || 1 || Pain shall never afflict you, if you remember the Supreme Lord God. The Messenger of Death does not even approach the beloved Sikhs of the Guru. || 1 || Pause || The All-powerful Lord is the Cause of causes; there is no other than Him. Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of God; the True Lord has given strength to the mind. || 2 || 5 || 69 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Remembering, remembering my God in meditation, the house of pain is removed. Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I have found peace and tranquility; I shall not wander away from there again. || 1 || I am devoted to my Guru; I am a sacrifice to His Feet. I am blessed with ecstasy, peace and happiness, gazing upon the Guru, and singing the Lord's Glorious Praises. || 1 || Pause || This is my life's purpose, to sing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises, and listen to the vibrations of the sound current of the Naad. O Nanak, God is totally pleased with me; I have obtained the fruits of my desires. || 2 || 6 || 70 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: This is the prayer of Your slave: please elighten my heart. By Your Mercy, O Supreme Lord God, please erase my sins. || 1 || I take the Support of Your Lotus Feet, O God, Primal Lord, treasure of virtue. I shall meditate in remembrance on the Praises of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, as long as there is breath in my body. || 1 || Pause || You are my mother, father and relative; You are abiding within all. Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of God; His Praise is immaculate and pure. || 2 || 7 || 71 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: All perfect spiritual powers are obtained, when one sings the Lord's Praises; everyone wishes him well. Everyone calls him holy and spiritual; hearing of him, the Lord's slaves come to meet him. || 1 || The Perfect Guru blesses him with peace, poise, salvation and happiness. All living beings become compassionate to him; he remembers the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Pause || He is permeating and pervading everywhere; God is the ocean of virtue. O Nanak, the devotees are in bliss, gazing upon God's abiding stability. || 2 || 8 || 72 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: God, the Great Giver, has become merciful; He has listened to my prayer. He has saved His servant, and put ashes into the mouth of the slanderer. || 1 || No one can threaten you now, O my humble friend, for you are the slave of the Guru. The Supreme Lord God reached out with His Hand and saved you. || 1 || Pause || The One Lord is the Giver of all beings; there is no other at all. Nanak prays, You are my only strength, God. || 2 || 9 || 73 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord of the Universe has saved my friends and companions. The slanderers have died, so do not worry. || 1 || Pause ||


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God has fulfilled all hopes and desires; I have met the Divine Guru. God is celebrated and acclaimed all over the world; it is fruitful and rewarding to serve Him. || 1 || Lofty, infinite and immeasurable is the Lord; all beings are in His Hands. Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of God; He is with me everywhere. || 2 || 10 || 74 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: I worship the Perfect Guru in adoration; He has become merciful to me. The Saint has shown me the Way, and the noose of Death has been cut away. || 1 || Pain, hunger and scepticism have been dispelled, singing the Name of God. I am blessed with celestial peace, poise, bliss and pleasure, and all my affairs have been perfectly resolved. || 1 || Pause || The fire of desire has been quenched, and I am cooled and soothed; God Himself saved me. Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of God; His glorious radiance is so great! || 2 || 11 || 75 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The earth is beautified, all places are fruitful, and my affairs are perfectly resolved. Fear runs away, and doubt is dispelled, dwelling constantly upon the Lord. || 1 || Dwelling with the humble Holy people, one finds peace, poise and tranquility, Blessed and auspicious is that time, when one meditates in remembrance on the Lord's Name. || 1 || Pause || They have become famous throughout the world; before this, no one even knew their names. Nanak has come to the Sanctuary of the One who knows each and every heart. || 2 || 12 || 76 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: God Himself eradicated the disease; peace and tranquility have welled up. The Lord blessed me with the gifts of great, glorious radiance and wondrous form. || 1 || The Guru, the Lord of the Universe, has shown mercy to me, and saved my brother. I am under His Protection; He is always my help and support. || 1 || Pause || The prayer of the Lord's humble servant is never offered in vain. Nanak takes the strength of the Perfect Lord of the Universe, the treasure of excellence. || 2 || 13 || 77 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Those who forget the Giver of life, die, over and over again, only to be reborn and die. The humble servant of the Supreme Lord God serves Him; night and day, he remains imbued with His Love. || 1 || I have found peace, tranquility and great ecstasy; my hopes have been fulfilled. I have found peace in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; I meditate in remembrance on the Lord, the treasure of virtue. || 1 || Pause || O my Lord and Master, please listen to the prayer of Your humble servant; You are the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. Nanak's Lord and Master is permeating and pervading all places and interspaces. || 2 || 14 || 78 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The hot wind does not even touch one who is under the Protection of the Supreme Lord God. On all four sides I am surrounded by the Lord's Circle of Protection; pain does not afflict me, O Siblings of Destiny. || 1 || I have met the Perfect True Guru, who has done this deed. He has given me the medicine of the Lord's Name, and I enshrine love for the One Lord. || 1 || Pause || The Savior Lord has saved me, and eradicated all my sickness. Says Nanak, God has showered me with His Mercy; He has become my help and support. || 2 || 15 || 79 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The Supreme Lord God, through the Divine Guru, has Himself protected and preserved His children.


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Celestial peace, tranquility and bliss have come to pass; my service has been perfect. || 1 || Pause || God Himself has heard the prayers of His humble devotees. He dispelled my disease, and rejuvenated me; His glorious radiance is so great! || 1 || He has forgiven me for my sins, and interceded with His power. I have been blessed with the fruits of my mind's desires; Nanak is a sacrifice to Him. || 2 || 16 || 80 ||

RAAG BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL, CHAU-PADAS AND DU-PADAS, SIXTH HOUSE:

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

O my fascinating Lord, let me not listen to the faithless cynic, singing his songs and tunes, and chanting his useless words. || 1 || Pause || I serve, serve, serve, serve the Holy Saints; forever and ever, I do this. The Primal Lord, the Great Giver, has blessed me with the gift of fearlessness. Joining the Company of the Holy, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 1 || My tongue is imbued with the Praises of the inaccessible and unfathomable Lord, and my eyes are drenched with the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. Be Merciful to me, O Destroyer of the pains of the meek, that I may enshrine Your Lotus Feet within my heart. || 2 || Beneath all, and above all; this is the vision I saw. I have destroyed, destroyed, destroyed my pride, since the True Guru implanted His Mantra within me. || 3 || Immeasurable, immeasurable, immeasurable is the Merciful Lord; he cannot be weighed. He is the Lover of His devotees. Whoever enters the Sanctuary of Guru Nanak, is blessed with the gifts of fearlessness and peace. || 4 || || 1 || 81 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: O Dear God, You are the Support of my breath of life. I how in humility and reverence to You; so many times, I am a sacrifice. || 1 || Pause || Sitting down, standing up, sleeping and waking, this mind thinks of You. I describe to You my pleasure and pain, and the state of this mind. || 1 || You are my shelter and support, power, intellect and wealth; You are my family. Whatever You do, I know that is good. Gazing upon Your Lotus Feet, Nanak is at peace. || 2 || 2 || 82 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: I have heard that God is the Savior of all. Intoxicated by attachment, in the company of sinners, the mortal has forgotten such a Lord from his mind. || 1 || Pause || He has collected poison, and grasped it firmly. But he has cast out the Ambrosial Nectar from his mind. He is imbued with sexual desire, anger, greed and slander; he has abandoned truth and contentment. || 1 || Lift me up, and pull me out of these, O my Lord and Master. I have entered Your Sanctuary. Nanak prays to God: I am a poor beggar; carry me across, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. || 2 || 3 || 83 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: I listen to God's Teachings from the Saints. The Lord's Sermon, the Kirtan of His Praises and the songs of bliss perfectly resonate, day and night. || 1 || Pause || In His Mercy, God has made them His own, and blessed them with the gift of His Name. Twenty-four hours a day, I sing the Glorious Praises of God.


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Sexual desire and anger have left this body. || 1 || I am satisfied and satiated, gazing upon the Blessed Vision of God's Darshan. I eat the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord's sublime food. Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of Your Feet, O God; in Your Mercy, unite him with the Society of the Saints. || 2 || 4 || 84 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: He Himself has saved His humble servant. In His Mercy, the Lord, Har, Har, has blessed me with His Name, and all my pains and afflictions have been dispelled. || 1 || Pause || Sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe, all you humble servants of the Lord; chant the jewels, the songs of the Lord with your tongue. The desires of millions of incarnations shall be quenched, and your soul shall be satisfied with the sweet, sublime essence of the Lord. || 1 || I have grasped the Sanctuary of the Lord's Feet; He is the Giver of peace; through the Word of the Guru's Teachings, I meditate and chant the Chant of the Lord. I have crossed over the world-ocean, and my doubt and fear are dispelled, says Nanak, through the glorious granduer of our Lord and Master. || 2 || 5 || 85 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Through the Guru, the Creator Lord has subdued the fever. I am a sacrifice to my True Guru, who has saved the honor of the whole world. || 1 || Pause || Placing His Hand on the child's forehead, He saved him. God blessed me with the supreme, sublime essence of the Ambrosial Naam. || 1 || The Merciful Lord saves the honor of His slave. Guru Nanak speaks - it is confirmed in the Court of the Lord. || 2 || 6 || 86 ||

RAAG BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL, CHAU-PADAS AND DU-PADAS, SEVENTH HOUSE:

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

The Shabad, the Word of the True Guru, is the light of the lamp. It dispels the darkness from the body-mansion, and opens the beautiful chamber of jewels. || 1 || Pause || I was wonderstruck and astonished, when I looked inside; I cannot even describe its glory and grandeur. I am intoxicated and enraptured with it, and I am wrapped in it, through and through. || 1 || No worldly entanglements or snares can trap me, and no trace of egotistical pride remains. You are the highest of the high, and no curtain separates us; I am Yours, and You are mine. || 2 || The One Creator Lord created the expanse of the one universe; the One Lord is unlimited and infinite. The One Lord pervades the one universe; the One Lord is totally permeating everywhere; the One Lord is the Support of the breath of life. || 3 || He is the most immaculate of the immaculate, the purest of the pure, so pure, so pure. He has no end or limitation; He is forever unlimited. Says Nanak, He is the highest of the high. || 4 || 1 || 87 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Without the Lord, nothing is of any use. You are totally attached to that Enticer Maya; she is enticing you. || 1 || Pause || You shall have to leave behind your gold, your woman and your beautiful bed; you shall have to depart in an instant. You are entangled in the lures of sexual pleasures, and you are eating poisonous drugs. || 1 || You have built and adorned a palace of straw, and under it, you light a fire. Sitting all puffed-up in such a castle, you stubborn-minded fool, what do you think you will gain? || 2 || The five thieves stand over your head and seize you.


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Grabbing you by your hair, they will drive you on. You do not see them, you blind and ignorant fool; intoxicated with ego, you just keep sleeping. || 3 || The net has been spread out, and the bait has been scattered; like a bird, you are being trapped. Says Nanak, my bonds have been broken; I meditate on the True Guru, the Primal Being. || 4 || 2 || 88 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is infinite and priceless. It is the Beloved of my breath of life, and the Support of my mind; I remember it, as the betel leaf chewer remembers the betel leaf. || 1 || Pause || I have been absorbed in celestial bliss, following the Guru's Teachings; my body-garment is imbued with the Lord's Love. I come face to face with my Beloved, by great good fortune; my Husband Lord never wavers. || 1 || I do not need any image, or incense, or perfume, or lamps; through and through, He is blossoming forth, with me, life and limb. Says Nanak, my Husband Lord has ravished and enjoyed His soul-bride; my bed has become very beautiful and sublime. || 2 || 3 || 89 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Chanting the Name of the Lord of the Universe, Gobind, Gobind, Gobind, we become like Him. Since I met the compassionate, Holy Saints, my evil-mindedness has been driven far away. || 1 || Pause || The Perfect Lord is perfectly pervading everywhere. He is cool and calm, peaceful and compassionate. Sexual desire, anger and egotistical desires have all been eliminated from my body. || 1 || Truth, contentment, compassion, Dharmic faith and purity - I have received these from the Teachings of the Saints. Says Nanak, one who realizes this in his mind, achieves total understanding. || 2 || 4 || 90 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: What am I? Just a poor living being. I cannot even describe one of Your hairs, O Lord. Even Brahma, Shiva, the Siddhas and the silent sages do not know Your State, O Infinite Lord and Master. || 1 || What can I say? I cannot say anything. Wherever I look, I see the Lord pervading. || 1 || Pause || And there, where the most terrible tortures are heard to be inflicted by the Messenger of Death, You are my only help and support, O my God. I have sought His Sanctuary, and grasped hold of the Lord's Lotus Feet; God has helped Guru Nanak to understand this understanding. || 2 || 5 || 91 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: O Inaccessible, Beautiful, Imperishable Creator Lord, Purifier of sinners, let me meditate on You, even for an instant. O Wondrous Lord, I have heard that You are found by meeting the Saints, and focusing the mind on their feet, their holy feet. || 1 || In what way, and by what discipline, is He obtained? Tell me, O good man, by what means can we meditate on Him? || 1 || Pause || If one human being serves another human being, the one served stands by him. Nanak seeks Your Sanctuary and Protection, O Lord, ocean of peace; He takes the Support of Your Name alone. || 2 || 6 || 92 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: I seek the Sanctuary of the Saints, and I serve the Saints. I am rid of all worldly concerns, bonds, entanglements and other affairs. || 1 || Pause || I have obtained peace, poise and great bliss from the Guru, through the Lord's Name.


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Such is the sublime essence of the Lord, that I cannot describe it. The Perfect Guru has turned me away from the world. || 1 || I behold the Fascinating Lord with everyone. No one is without Him - He is pervading everywhere. The Perfect Lord, the treasure of mercy, is permeating everywhere. Says Nanak, I am fully fulfilled. || 2 || 7 || 93 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: What does the mind say? What can I say? You are wise and all-knowing, O God, my Lord and Master; what can I say to You? || 1 || Pause || You know even what is not said, whatever is in the soul. O mind, why do you deceive others? How long will you do this? The Lord is with you; He hears and sees everything. || 1 || Knowing this, my mind has become blissful; there is no other Creator. Says Nanak, the Guru has become kind to me; my love for the Lord shall never wear off. || 2 || 8 || 94 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Thus, the slanderer crumbles away. This is the distinctive sign - listen, O Siblings of Destiny: he collapses like a wall of sand. || 1 || Pause || When the slanderer sees a fault in someone else, he is pleased. Seeing goodness, he is depressed. Twenty-four hours a day, he plots, but nothing works. The evil man dies, constantly thinking up evil plans. || 1 || The slanderer forgets God, death approaches him, and he starts to argue with the humble servant of the Lord. God Himself, the Lord and Master, is Nanak's protector. What can any wretched person do to him? || 2 || 9 || 95 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Why do you wander in delusion like this? You act, and incite others to act, and then deny it. The Lord is always with you; He sees and hears everything. || 1 || Pause || You purchase glass, and discard gold; you are in love with your enemy, while you renounce your true friend. That which exists, seems bitter; that which does not exist, seems sweet to you. Engrossed in corruption, you are burning away. || 1 || The mortal has fallen into the deep, dark pit, and is entangled in the darkness of doubt, and the bondage of emotional attachment. Says Nanak, when God becomes merciful, one meets with the Guru, who takes him by the arm, and lifts him out. || 2 || 10 || 96 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: With my mind, body and tongue, I remember the Lord. I am in ecstasy, and my anxieties are dispelled; the Guru has blessed me with total peace. || 1 || Pause || My ignorance has been totally transformed into wisdom. My God is wise and all-knowing. Giving me His Hand, He saved me, and now no one can harm me at all. || 1 || I am a sacrifice to the Blessed Vision of the Holy; by their Grace, I contemplate the Lord's Name. Says Nanak, I place my faith in my Lord and Master; within my mind, I do not believe in any other, even for an instant. || 2 || 11 || 97 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The Perfect Guru has has saved me. He has enshrined the Ambrosial Name of the Lord within my heart, and the filth of countless incarnations has been washed away. || 1 || Pause || The demons and wicked enemies are driven out, by meditating, and chanting the Chant of the Perfect Guru.


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What can any wretched creature do to me? The radiance of my God is gloriously great. || 1 || Meditating, meditating, meditating in remembrance, I have found peace; I have enshrined His Lotus Feet within my mind. Slave Nanak has entered His Sanctuary; there is none above Him. || 2 || 12 || 98 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Forever and ever, chant the Name of God. The pains of old age and death shall not afflict you, and in the Court of the Lord hereafter, your affairs shall be perfectly resolved. || 1 || Pause || So forsake your self-conceit, and ever seek Sanctuary. This treasure is obtained only from the Guru. The noose of birth and death is snapped; this is the insignia, the hallmark, of the Court of the True Lord. || 1 || Whatever You do, I accept as good. I have eradicated all egotistical pride from my mind. Says Nanak, I am under His protection; He created the entire Universe. || 2 || 13 || 99 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Deep within the nucleus of his mind and body, is God. He continually sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and always does good for others; his tongue is priceless. || 1 || Pause || All his generations are redeemed and saved in an instant, and the filth of countless incarnations is washed away. Meditating, meditating in remembrance on God, his Lord and Master, he passes blissfully through the forest of poison. || 1 || I have obtained the boat of God's Feet, to carry me across the terrifying world-ocean. The Saints, servants and devotees belong to the Lord; Nanak's mind is attached to Him. || 2 || 14 || 100 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: I am reassured, gazing upon Your wondrous play. You are my Lord and Master, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts; You dwell with the Holy Saints. || 1 || Pause || In an instant, our Lord and Master establishes and exalts. From a lowly worm, He creates a king. || 1 || May I never forget You from my heart; slave Nanak prays for this blessing. || 2 || 15 || 101 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The imperishable Lord God is worthy of worship and adoration. Dedicating my mind and body, I place them before the Lord, the Cherisher of all beings. || 1 || Pause || His Sanctuary is All-powerful; He cannot be described; He is the Giver of peace, the ocean of mercy, supremely compassionate. Holding him close in His embrace, the Lord protects and saves him, and then even the hot wind cannot touch him. || 1 || Our Merciful Lord and Master is wealth, property and everything to His humble Saints. Nanak, a beggar, asks for the Blessed Vision of God's Darshan; please, bless him with the dust of the feet of the Saints. || 2 || 16 || 102 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is equal to millions of efforts. Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and the Messenger of Death will be frightened away. || 1 || Pause || To enshrine the Feet of God in one's mind and body, is to perform all sorts of acts of atonement. Coming and going, doubt and fear have run away, and the sins of countless incarnations are burnt away. || 1 || So become fearless, and vibrate upon the Lord of the Universe. This is true wealth, obtained only by great good fortune.


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Be merciful, O Perfect God, Great Giver, that slave Nanak may chant Your immaculate Praises. || 2 || 17 || 103 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord saved me from Sulhi Khan. The emperor did not succeed in his plot, and he died in disgrace. || 1 || Pause || The Lord and Master raised His axe, and chopped off his head; in an instant, he was reduced to dust. || 1 || Plotting and planning evil, he was destroyed. The One who created him, gave him a push. Of his sons, friends and wealth, nothing remains; he departed, leaving behind all his brothers and relatives. Says Nanak, I am a sacrifice to God, who fulfilled the word of His slave. || 2 || 18 || 104 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Perfect is service to the Perfect Guru. Our Lord and Master Himself is Himself all-pervading. The Divine Guru has resolved all my affairs. || 1 || Pause || In the beginning, in the middle and in the end, God is our only Lord and Master. He Himself fashioned His Creation. He Himself saves His servant. Great is the glorious grandeur of my God! || 1 || The Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord is the True Guru; all beings are in His power. Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of His Lotus Feet, chanting the Lord's Name, the immaculate Mantra. || 2 || 19 || 105 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: He Himself protects me from suffering and sin. Falling at the Guru's Feet, I am cooled and soothed; I meditate on the Lord's Name within my heart. || 1 || Pause || Granting His Mercy, God has extended His Hands. He is the Emancipator of the World; His glorious radiance pervades the nine continents. My pain has been dispelled, and peace and pleasure have come; my desire is quenched, and my mind and body are truly satisfied. || 1 || He is the Master of the masterless, All-powerful to give Sanctuary. He is the Mother and Father of the whole Universe. He is the Lover of His devotees, the Destroyer of fear; Nanak sings and chants the Glorious Praises of his Lord and Master. || 2 || 20 || 106 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Acknowledge the One, from whom You originated. Meditating on the Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord, I have found peace, pleasure and salvation. || 1 || Pause || I met the Perfect Guru, by great good fortune, and so found the wise and all-knowing Lord, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. He gave me His Hand, and making me His own, He saved me; He is absolutely all-powerful, the honor of the dishonored. || 1 || Doubt and fear have been dispelled in an instant, and in the darkness, the Divine Light shines forth. With each and every breath, Nanak worships and adores the Lord; forever and ever, I am a sacrifice to Him. || 2 || 21 || 107 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Both here and hereafter, the Mighty Guru protects me. God has embellished this world and the next for me, and all my affairs are perfectly resolved. || 1 || Pause || Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, I have found peace and poise, bathing in the dust of the feet of the Holy. Comings and goings have ceased, and I have found stability; the pains of birth and death are eradicated. || 1 || I cross over the ocean of doubt and fear, and the fear of death is gone; the One Lord is permeating and pervading in each and every heart.


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Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of the Destroyer of pain; I behold His Presence deep within, and all around as well. || 2 || 22 || 108 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Gazing upon the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan, all pains run away. Please, never leave my vision, O Lord; please abide with my soul. || 1 || Pause || My Beloved Lord and Master is the Support of the breath of life. God, the Inner-knower, is all-pervading. || 1 || Which of Your Glorious Virtues should I contemplate and remember? With each and every breath, O God, I remember You. || 2 || God is the ocean of mercy, merciful to the meek; He cherishes all beings and creatures. || 3 || Twenty-four hours a day, Your humble servant chants Your Name. You Yourself, O God, have inspired Nanak to love You. || 4 || 23 || 109 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Body, wealth and youth pass away. You have not meditated and vibrated upon the Lord's Name; while you commit your sins of corruption in the night, the light of day dawns upon you. || 1 || Pause || Continually eating all sorts of foods, the teeth in your mouth crumble, decay and fall out. Living in egotism and possessiveness, you are deluded; committing sins, you have no kindness for others. || 1 || The great sins are the terrible ocean of pain; the mortal is engrossed in them. Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of his Lord and Master; taking him by the arm, God has lifted him up and out. || 2 || 24 || 110 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: God Himself has come into my consciousness. My enemies and opponents have grown weary of attacking me, and now, I have become happy, O my friends and Siblings of Destiny. || 1 || Pause || The disease is gone, and all misfortunes have been averted; the Creator Lord has made me His own. I have found peace, tranquility and total bliss, enshrining the Name of my Beloved Lord within my heart. || 1 || My soul, body and wealth are all Your capital; O God, You are my All-powerful Lord and Master. You are the Saving Grace of Your slaves; slave Nanak is forever Your slave. || 2 || 25 || 111 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: Meditating in remembrance on the Lord of the Universe, I am emancipated. Suffering is eradicated, and true peace has come, meditating on the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. || 1 || Pause || All beings belong to Him - He makes them happy. He is the true power of His humble devotees. He Himself saves and protects His slaves, who believe in their Creator, the Destroyer of fear. || 1 || I have found friendship, and hatred has been eradicated; the Lord has rooted out the enemies and villains. Nanak has been blessed with celestial peace and poise and total bliss; chanting the Glorious Praises of the Lord, he lives. || 2 || 26 || 112 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: The Supreme Lord God has become Merciful. The True Guru has arranged all my affairs; chanting and meditating with the Holy Saints, I have become happy. || 1 || Pause || God has made me His own, and all my enemies have been reduced to dust.


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He hugs us close in His embrace, and protects His humble servants; attaching us to the hem of His robe, he saves us. || 1 || Safe and sound, we have returned home, while the slanderer's face is blackened. Says Nanak, my True Guru is Perfect; by the Grace of God and Guru, I am so happy. || 2 || 27 || 113 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: I have fallen in love with my Beloved Lord. || Pause || Cutting it, it does not break, and releasing it, it does not let go. Such is the string the Lord has tied me with. || 1 || Day and night, He dwells within my mind; please bless me with Your Mercy, O my God. || 2 || I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to my beauteous Lord; I have heard his Unspoken Speech and Story. || 3 || Servant Nanak is said to be the slave of His slaves; O my Lord and Master, please bless me with Your Mercy. || 4 || 28 || 114 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: I meditate on the Lord's Feet; I am a sacrifice to Them. My Guru is the Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord; I enshrine Him within my heart, and meditate on Him within my mind. || 1 || Pause || Meditate, meditate, meditate in remembrance on the Giver of peace, who created the whole Universe. With your tongue, savor the One Lord, and you shall be honored in the Court of the True Lord. || 1 || He alone obtains this treasure, who joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. O Lord and Master, mercifully bless Nanak with this gift, that he may ever sing the Glorious Praises of Your Kirtan. || 2 || 29 || 115 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL: I have been saved, in the Sanctuary of the True Guru. I am cheered and applauded throughout the world; my Supreme Lord God carries me across. || 1 || Pause || The Perfect Lord fills the Universe; He is the Giver of peace; He cherishes and fulfills the whole Universe. He is completely filling all places and interspaces; I am a devoted sacrifice to the Lord's Feet. || 1 || The ways of all beings are in Your Power, O my Lord and Master. All supernatural spiritual powers are Yours; You are the Creator, the Cause of causes. In the beginning, and throughout the ages, God is our Savior and Protector; remembering the Lord in meditation, O Nanak, fear is eliminated. || 2 || 30 || 116 ||

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

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

I am nothing, God; everything is Yours. In this world, You are the absolute, formless Lord; in the world hereafter, You are the related Lord of form. You play it both ways, O my Lord and Master. || 1 || Pause || You exist within the city, and beyond it as well; O my God, You are everywhere. You Yourself are the King, and You Yourself are the subject. In one place, You are the Lord and Master, and in another place, You are the slave. || 1 || From whom should I hide? Whom should I try to deceive? Wherever I look, I see Him near at hand. I have met with Guru Nanak, the Embodiment of the Holy Saints. When the drop of water merges into the ocean, it cannot be distinguished as separate again. || 2 || 1 || 117 || BILAAVAL, FIFTH MEHL:

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