Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation

 
 

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Those who try, struggle and die in frustration. || 2 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: He alone knows God, and he alone is a Brahmin, who walks in harmony with the Will of the True Guru. One whose heart is filled with the Lord, is freed of egotism and disease. He chants the Lord's Praises, gathers virtue, and his light merges into the Light. How rare are those Brahmins who, in this age, come to know God, by lovingly focusing their consciousness on Him. O Nanak, those who are blessed by the Lord's Glance of Grace, remain lovingly attuned to the Name of the True Lord. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: One who does not serve the True Guru, and who does not love the Word of the Shabad, earns the very painful disease of egotism; he is so very selfish. Acting stubborn-mindedly, he is reincarnated over and over again. The birth of the Gurmukh is fruitful and auspicious. The Lord unites him with Himself. O Nanak, when the Merciful Lord grants His Mercy, one obtains the wealth of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 2 || PAUREE: All glorious greatness is in the Name of the Lord; as Gurmukh, meditate on the Lord. One obtains all that he asks for, if he keeps his consciousness focused on the Lord. If he tells the secrets of his soul to the True Guru, then he finds absolute peace. When the Perfect Guru bestows the Lord's Teachings, then all hunger departs. One who is blessed with such pre-ordained destiny, sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 3 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: No one goes away empty-handed from the True Guru; He unites me in Union with my God. Fruitful is the Blessed Vision of the Darshan of the True Guru; through it, one obtains whatever fruitful rewards he desires. The Word of the Guru's Shabad is Ambrosial Nectar. It banishes all hunger and thirst. Drinking in the sublime essence of the Lord brings contentment; the True Lord comes to dwell in the mind. Meditating on the True Lord, the status of immortality is obtained; the Unstruck Word of the Shabad vibrates and resounds. The True Lord is pervading in the ten directions; through the Guru, this is intuitively known. O Nanak, those humble beings who have the Truth deep within, are never hidden, even if others try to hide them. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: Serving the Guru, one finds the Lord, when the Lord blesses him with His Glance of Grace. Human beings become angels, when the Lord blesses them with true devotional worship. Conquering egotism, they are blended with the Lord; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they are purified. O Nanak, they remain merged with the Lord; they are blessed with the glorious greatness of the Naam. || 2 || PAUREE: Within the Guru, the True Guru, is the glorious greatness of the Name. The Creator Lord Himself has magnified it. All His servants and Sikhs live by gazing, gazing upon it. It is pleasing to their hearts deep within. The slanderers and evil-doers cannot see this glorious greatness; they do not appreciate the goodness of others. What can be achieved by anyone babbling? The Guru is in love with the True Lord. That which is pleasing to the Creator Lord, increases day by day, while all the people babble uselessly. || 4 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: Cursed are the hopes in the love of duality; they tie the consciousness to love and attachment to Maya.


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One who forsakes the peace of the Lord in exchange for straw, and forgets the Naam, suffers in pain. The ignorant self-willed manmukhs are blind. They are born, only to die again, and continue coming and going. Their affairs are not resolved, and in the end, they depart, regretting and repenting. One who is blessed with the Lord's Grace, meets the True Guru; he alone meditates on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. Imbued with the Naam, the humble servants of the Lord find a lasting peace; servant Nanak is a sacrifice to them. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: Hope and desire entice the world; they entice the whole universe. Everyone, and all that has been created, is under the domination of Death. By the Hukam of the Lord's Command, Death seizes the mortal; he alone is saved, whom the Creator Lord forgives. O Nanak, by Guru's Grace, this mortal swims across, if he abandons his ego. Conquer hope and desire, and remain unattached; contemplate the Word of the Guru's Shabad. || 2 || PAUREE: Wherever I go in this world, I see the Lord there. In the world hereafter as well, the Lord, the True Judge Himself, is pervading and permeating everywhere. The faces of the false are cursed, while the true devotees are blessed with glorious greatness. True is the Lord and Master, and true is His justice. The heads of the slanderers are covered with ashes. Servant Nanak worships the True Lord in adoration; as Gurmukh, he finds peace. || 5 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: By perfect destiny, one finds the True Guru, if the Lord God grants forgiveness. Of all efforts, the best effort is to attain the Lord's Name. It brings a cooling, soothing tranquility deep within the heart, and eternal peace. Then, one eats and wears the Ambrosial Nectar; O Nanak, through the Name, comes glorious greatness. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: O mind, listening to the Guru's Teachings, you shall obtain the treasure of virtue. The Giver of peace shall dwell in your mind; you shall be rid of egotism and pride. O Nanak, by His Grace, one is blessed with the Ambrosial Nectar of the treasure of virtue. || 2 || PAUREE: The kings, emperors, rulers, lords, nobles and chiefs, are all created by the Lord. Whatever the Lord causes them to do, they do; they are all beggars, dependent on the Lord. Such is God, the Lord of all; He is on the True Guru's side. All castes and social classes, the four sources of creation, and the whole universe are slaves of the True Guru; God makes them work for Him. See the glorious greatness of serving the Lord, O Saints of the Lord; He has conquered and driven all the enemies and evil-doers out of the body-village. The Lord, Har, Har, is Merciful to His humble devotees; granting His Grace, the Lord Himself protects and preserves them. || 6 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: Fraud and hypocrisy within bring constant pain; the self-willed manmukh does not practice meditation. Suffering in pain, he does his deeds; he is immersed in pain, and he shall suffer in pain hereafter. By his karma, he meets the True Guru, and then, he is lovingly attuned to the True Name. O Nanak, he is naturally at peace; doubt and fear run away and leave him. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: The Gurmukh is in love with the Lord forever.


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The Name of the Lord is pleasing to his mind. The Gurmukh beholds and speaks the Naam, the Name of the Lord; chanting the Naam, he finds peace. O Nanak, the spiritual wisdom of the Gurmukh shines forth; the black darkness of ignorance is dispelled. || 2 || THIRD MEHL: The filthy, foolish, self-willed manmukhs die. The Gurmukhs are immaculate and pure; they keep the Lord enshrined within their hearts. Prays Nanak, listen, O Siblings of Destiny! Serve the True Guru, and the filth of your ego shall be gone. Deep within, the pain of skepticism afflicts them; their heads are constantly assaulted by worldly entanglements. Asleep in the love of duality, they never wake up; they are attached to the love of Maya. They do not remember the Name, and they do not contemplate the Word of the Shabad; this is the view of the self-willed manmukhs. They do not love the Lord's Name, and they lose their life uselessly. O Nanak, the Messenger of Death attacks them, and humiliates them. || 3 || PAUREE: He alone is a true king, whom the Lord blesses with true devotion. People pledge their allegiance to him; no other store stocks this merchandise, nor deals in this trade. That humble devotee who turns his face towards the Guru and becomes sunmukh, receives the Lord's wealth; the faithless baymukh, who turns his face away from the Guru, gathers only ashes. The Lord's devotees are dealers in the Name of the Lord. The Messenger of Death, the tax-collector, does not even approach them. Servant Nanak has loaded the wealth of the Name of the Lord, who is forever independent and care-free. || 7 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: In this age, the devotee earns the wealth of the Lord; all the rest of the world wanders deluded in doubt. By Guru's Grace, the Naam, the Name of the Lord, comes to dwell in his mind; night and day, he meditates on the Naam. In the midst of corruption, he remains detached; through the Word of the Shabad, he burns away his ego. He crosses over, and saves his relatives as well; blessed is the mother who gave birth to him. Peace and poise fill his mind forever, and he embraces love for the True Lord. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva wander in the three qualities, while their egotism and desire increase. The Pandits, the religious scholars and the silent sages read and debate in confusion; their consciousness is centered on the love of duality. The Yogis, wandering pilgrims and Sanyaasees are deluded; without the Guru, they do not find the essence of reality. The miserable self-willed manmukhs are forever deluded by doubt; they waste away their lives uselessly. O Nanak, those who are imbued with the Naam are balanced and poised; forgiving them, the Lord blends them with Himself. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: O Nanak, praise Him, who has control over everything. Remember Him, O mortals - without Him, there is no other at all. He dwells deep within those who are Gurmukh; forever and ever, they are at peace. || 2 || PAUREE: Those who do not become Gurmukh and earn the wealth of the Lord's Name, are bankrupt in this age. They wander around begging all over the world, but no one even spits in their faces. They gossip about others, and lose their credit, and expose themselves as well. That wealth, for which they slander others, does not come into their hands, no matter where they go.


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Through loving service, the Gurmukhs receive the wealth of the Naam, but the unfortunate ones cannot receive it. This wealth is not found anywhere else, in this country or in any other. || 8 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: The Gurmukh does not have an iota of skepticism or doubt; worries depart from within him. Whatever he does, he does with grace and poise. Nothing else can be said about him. O Nanak, the Lord Himself hears the speech of those whom He makes His own. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: He conquers death, and subdues the desires of his mind; the Immaculate Name abides deep within him. Night and day, he remains awake and aware; he never sleeps, and he intuitively drinks in the Ambrosial Nectar. His speech is sweet, and his words are nectar; night and day, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. He dwells in the home of his own self, and appears beautiful forever; meeting him, Nanak finds peace. || 2 || PAUREE: The wealth of the Lord is a jewel, a gem; the Guru has caused the Lord to grant that wealth of the Lord. If someone sees something, he may ask for it; or, someone may cause it to be given to him. But no one can take a share of this wealth of the Lord by force. He alone obtains a share of the wealth of the Lord, who is blessed by the Creator with faith and devotion to the True Guru, according to his pre-ordained destiny. No one is a share-holder in this wealth of the Lord, and no one owns any of it. It has no boundaries or borders to be disputed. If anyone speaks ill of the wealth of the Lord, his face will be blackened in the four directions. No one's power or slander can prevail against the gifts of the Lord; day by day they continually, continuously increase. || 9 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: The world is going up in flames - shower it with Your Mercy, and save it! Save it, and deliver it, by whatever method it takes. The True Guru has shown the way to peace, contemplating the True Word of the Shabad. Nanak knows no other than the Lord, the Forgiving Lord. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: Through egotism, fascination with Maya has trapped them in duality. It cannot be killed, it does not die, and it cannot be sold in a store. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, it is burnt away, and then it departs from within. The body and mind become pure, and the Naam, the Name of the Lord, comes to dwell within the mind. O Nanak, the Shabad is the killer of Maya; the Gurmukh obtains it. || 2 || PAUREE: The glorious greatness of the True Guru was bestowed by the True Guru; He understood this as the Insignia, the Mark of the Primal Lord's Will. He tested His sons, nephews, sons-in-law and relatives, and subdued the egotistical pride of them all. Wherever anyone looks, my True Guru is there; the Lord blessed Him with the whole world. One who meets with, and believes in the True Guru, is embellished here and hereafter. Whoever turns his back on the Guru and becomes baymukh, shall wander in cursed and evil places.


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My Lord and Master is on the side of servant Nanak. The All-powerful and All-knowing Lord God is my Best Friend. Seeing the food being distributed, everyone came and fell at the feet of the True Guru, who cleansed the minds of all of their egotistical pride. || 10 || SHALOK, FIRST MEHL: One plants the seed, another harvests the crop, and still another beats the grain from the chaff. O Nanak, it is not known, who will ultimately eat the grain. || 1 || FIRST MEHL: He alone is carried across, within whose mind the Lord abides. O Nanak, that alone happens, which is pleasing to His Will. || 2 || PAUREE: The Merciful Supreme Lord God has carried me across the world-ocean. The compassionate perfect Guru has eradicated my doubts and fears. Unsatisfied sexual desire and unresolved anger, the horrible demons, have been totally destroyed. I have enshrined the treasure of the Ambrosial Naam within my throat and heart. O Nanak, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, my birth and death have been adorned and redeemed. || 11 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: Those who forget the Naam, the Name of the Lord, are said to be false. The five thieves plunder their homes, and egotism breaks in. The faithless cynics are defrauded by their own evil-mindedness; they do not know the sublime essence of the Lord. Those who lose the Ambrosial Nectar through doubt, remain engrossed and entangled in corruption. They make friends with the wicked, and argue with the humble servants of the Lord. O Nanak, the faithless cynics are bound and gagged by the Messenger of Death, and suffer agony in hell. They act according to the karma of the actions they committed before; as the Lord keeps them, so do they live. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: Those who serve the True Guru, are transformed from powerless into powerful. With every breath and morsel of food, the Lord abides in their minds forever, and the Messenger of Death cannot even see them. The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, fills their hearts, and Maya is their servant. One who becomes the slave of the Lord's slaves, obtains the greatest treasure. O Nanak, I am forever a sacrifice to that one, within whose mind and body God dwells. One who has such pre-ordained destiny, he alone is in love with the humble Saints. || 2 || PAUREE: Whatever the Perfect True Guru says, the Transcendent Lord hears. It pervades and permeates the whole world, and it is on the mouth of each and every being. So numerous are the great glories of the Lord, they cannot even be counted. Truth, poise and bliss rest in the True Guru; the Guru bestows the jewel of Truth. O Nanak, the Supreme Lord God embellishes the Saints, who become like the True Lord. || 12 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: He does not understand himself; he believes the Lord God to be far away. He forgets to serve the Guru; how can his mind remain in the Lord's Presence? The self-willed manmukh wastes away his life in worthless greed and falsehood. O Nanak, the Lord forgives, and blends them with Himself; through the True Word of the Shabad, He is ever-present. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: True is the Praise of the Lord God; the Gurmukh chants the Name of the Lord of the Universe. Praising the Naam night and day, and meditating on the Lord, the mind becomes blissful. By great good fortune, I have found the Lord, the perfect embodiment of supreme bliss. Servant Nanak praises the Naam; his mind and body shall never again be shattered. || 2 ||


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PAUREE: If someone slanders the True Guru, and then comes seeking the Guru's Protection, the True Guru forgives him for his past sins, and unites him with the Saints' Congregation. When the rain falls, the water in the streams, rivers and ponds flows into the Ganges; flowing into the Ganges, it is made sacred and pure. Such is the glorious greatness of the True Guru, who has no vengeance; meeting with Him, thirst and hunger are quenched, and instantly, one attains celestial peace. O Nanak, behold this wonder of the Lord, my True King! Everyone is pleased with one who obeys and believes in the True Guru. || 13 || 1 || SUDH ||

BILAAVAL, THE WORD OF THE DEVOTEES. KABEER JEE:

ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. TRUTH IS THE NAME.

CREATIVE BEING PERSONIFIED BY GURU'S GRACE:

This world is a drama; no one can remain here. Walk the straight path; otherwise, you will be pushed around. || 1 || Pause || The children, the young and the old, O Siblings of Destiny, will be taken away by the Messenger of Death. The Lord has made the poor man a mouse, and the cat of Death is eating him up. || 1 || It gives no special consideration to either the rich or the poor. The king and his subjects are equally killed; such is the power of Death. || 2 || Those who are pleasing to the Lord are the servants of the Lord; their story is unique and singular. They do not come and go, and they never die; they remain with the Supreme Lord God. || 3 || Know this in your soul, that by renouncing your children, spouse, wealth and property - says Kabeer, listen, O Saints - you shall be united with the Lord of the Universe. || 4 || 1 || BILAAVAL: I do not read books of knowledge, and I do not understand the debates. I have gone insane, chanting and hearing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 1 || O my father, I have gone insane; the whole world is sane, and I am insane. I am spoiled; let no one else be spoiled like me. || 1 || Pause || I have not made myself go insane - the Lord made me go insane. The True Guru has burnt away my doubt. || 2 || I am spoiled; I have lost my intellect. Let no one go astray in doubt like me. || 3 || He alone is insane, who does not understand himself. When he understands himself, then he knows the One Lord. || 4 || One who is not intoxicated with the Lord now, shall never be intoxicated. Says Kabeer, I am imbued with the Lord's Love. || 5 || 2 || BILAAVAL: Abandoning his household, he may go to the forest, and live by eating roots; but even so, his sinful, evil mind does not renounce corruption. || 1 || How can anyone be saved? How can anyone cross over the terrifying world-ocean? Save me, save me, O my Lord! Your humble servant seeks Your Sanctuary. || 1 || Pause || I cannot escape my desire for sin and corruption.


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I make all sorts of efforts to hold back from this desire, but it clings to me, again and again. || 2 || Youth and old age - my entire life has passed, but I haven't done any good. This priceless soul has been treated as if if were worth no more than a shell. || 3 || Says Kabeer, O my Lord, You are contained in all. There is none as merciful as You are, and none as sinful as I am. || 4 || 3 || BILAAVAL: Every day, he rises early, and brings a fresh clay pot; he passes his life embellishing and glazing it. He does not think at all of worldly weaving; he is absorbed in the subtle essence of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Who in our family has ever chanted the Name of the Lord? Ever since this worthless son of mine began chanting with his mala, we have had no peace at all! || 1 || Pause || Listen, O my sisters-in-law, a wondrous thing has happened! This boy has ruined our weaving business. Why didn't he simply die? || 2 || O mother, the One Lord, the Lord and Master, is the source of all peace. The Guru has blessed me with His Name. He preserved the honor of Prahlaad, and destroyed Harnaakhash with his nails. || 3 || I have renounced the gods and ancestors of my house, for the Word of the Guru's Shabad. Says Kabeer, God is the Destroyer of all sins; He is the Saving Grace of His Saints. || 4 || 4 || BILAAVAL: There is no king equal to the Lord. All these lords of the world last for only a few days, putting on their false displays. || 1 || Pause || How can Your humble servant waver? You spread Your shadow over the three worlds. Who can raise his hand against Your humble servant? No one can describe the Lord's expanse. || 1 || Remember Him, O my thoughtless and foolish mind, and the unstruck melody of the sound current will resonate and resound. Says Kabeer, my skepticism and doubt have been dispelled; the Lord has exalted me, as He did Dhroo and Prahlaad. || 2 || 5 || BILAAVAL: Save me! I have disobeyed You. I have not practiced humility, righteousness or devotional worship; I am proud and egotistical, and I have taken a crooked path. || 1 || Pause || Believing this body to be immortal, I pampered it, but it is a fragile and perishable vessel. Forgetting the Lord who formed, fashioned and embellished me, I have become attached to another. || 1 || I am Your thief; I cannot be called holy. I have fallen at Your feet, seeking Your Sanctuary. Says Kabeer, please listen to this prayer of mine, O Lord; please do not send me sommons of the Messenger of Death. || 2 || 6 || BILAAVAL: I stand humbly at Your Court. Who else can take care of me, other than You? Please open Your door, and grant me the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. || 1 || Pause || You are the richest of the rich, generous and unattached. With my ears, I listen to Your Praises. From whom should I beg? I see that all are beggars. My salvation comes only from You. || 1 || You blessed Jai Dayv, Naam Dayv and Sudaamaa the Brahmin with Your infinite mercy. Says Kabeer, You are the All-powerful Lord, the Great Giver; in an instant, You bestow the four great blessings. || 2 || 7 || BILAAVAL: He has a walking stick, ear-rings, a patched coat and a begging bowl.


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Wearing the robes of a beggar, he wanders around, deluded by doubt. || 1 || Abandon your Yogic postures and breath control exercises, O madman. Renounce fraud and deception, and meditate continuously on the Lord, O madman. || 1 || Pause || That which you beg for, has been enjoyed in the three worlds. Says Kabeer, the Lord is the only Yogi in the world. || 2 || 8 || BILAAVAL: This Maya has made me forget Your feet, O Lord of the World, Master of the Universe. Not even a bit of love wells up in Your humble servant; what can Your poor servant do? || 1 || Pause || Cursed is the body, cursed is the wealth, and cursed is this Maya; cursed, cursed is the clever intellect and understanding. Restrain and hold back this Maya; overcome it, through the Word of the Guru's Teachings. || 1 || What good is farming, and what good is trading? Worldly entanglements and pride are false. Says Kabeer, in the end, they are ruined; ultimately, Death will come for them. || 2 || 9 || BILAAVAL: Within the pool of the body, there is an incomparably beautiful lotus flower. Within it, is the Supreme Light, the Supreme Soul, who has no feature or form. || 1 || O my mind, vibrate, meditate on the Lord, and forsake your doubt. The Lord is the Life of the World. || 1 || Pause || Nothing is seen coming into the world, and nothing is seen leaving it. Where the body is born, there it dies, like the leaves of the water-lily. || 2 || Maya is false and transitory; forsaking it, one obtains peaceful, celestial contemplation. Says Kabeer, serve Him within your mind; He is the Enemy of ego, the Destroyer of demons. || 3 || 10 || BILAAVAL: The illusion of birth and death is gone; I lovingly focus on the Lord of the Universe. In my life, I am absorbed in deep silent meditation; the Guru's Teachings have awakened me. || 1 || Pause || The sound made from bronze, that sound goes into the bronze again. But when the bronze is broken, O Pandit, O religious scholar, where does the sound go then? || 1 || I gaze upon the world, the confluence of the three qualities; God is awake and aware in each and every heart. Such is the understanding revealed to me; within my heart, I have become a detached renunciate. || 2 || I have come to know my own self, and my light has merged in the Light. Says Kabeer, now I know the Lord of the Universe, and my mind is satisfied. || 3 || 11 || BILAAVAL: When Your Lotus Feet dwell within one's heart, why should that person waver, O Divine Lord? I know that all comforts, and the nine treasures, come to one who intuitively, naturally, chants the Praise of the Divine Lord. || Pause || Such wisdom comes, only when one sees the Lord in all, and unties the knot of hypocrisy. Time and time again, he must hold himself back from Maya; let him take the scale of the Lord, and weigh his mind. || 1 || Then wherever he goes, he will find peace, and Maya will not shake him. Says Kabeer, my mind believes in the Lord; I am absorbed in the Love of the Divine Lord. || 2 || 12 ||

BILAAVAL, THE WORD OF DEVOTEE NAAM DAYV JEE:

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

The Guru has made my life fruitful.


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My pain is forgotten, and I have found peace deep within myself. || 1 || The Guru has blessed me with the ointment of spiritual wisdom. Without the Lord's Name, life is mindless. || 1 || Pause || Meditating in remembrance, Naam Dayv has come to know the Lord. His soul is blended with the Lord, the Life of the World. || 2 || 1 ||

BILAAVAL, THE WORD OF DEVOTEE RAVI DAAS:

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

Seeing my poverty, everyone laughed. Such was my condition. Now, I hold the eighteen miraculous spiritual powers in the palm of my hand; everything is by Your Grace. || 1 || You know, and I am nothing, O Lord, Destroyer of fear. All beings seek Your Sanctuary, O God, Fulfiller, Resolver of our affairs. || 1 || Pause || Whoever enters Your Sanctuary, is relieved of his burden of sin. You have saved the high and the low from the shameless world. || 2 || Says Ravi Daas, what more can be said about the Unspoken Speech? Whatever You are, You are, O Lord; how can anything compare with Your Praises? || 3 || 1 || BILAAVAL: That family, into which a holy person is born, whether of high or low social class, whether rich or poor, shall have its pure fragrance spread all over the world. || 1 || Pause || Whether he is a Brahmin, a Vaishya, a Soodra, or a Kh'shaatriya; whether he is a poet, an outcaste, or a filthy-minded person, he becomes pure, by meditating on the Lord God. He saves himself, and the families of both his parents. || 1 || Blessed is that village, and blessed is the place of his birth; blessed is his pure family, throughout all the worlds. One who drinks in the sublime essence abandons other tastes; intoxicated with this divine essence, he discards sin and corruption. || 2 || Among the religious scholars, warriors and kings, there is no other equal to the Lord's devotee. As the leaves of the water lily float free in the water, says Ravi Daas, so is their life in the world. || 3 || 2 ||

THE WORD OF SADHANA, RAAG BILAAVAL:

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

For a king's daughter, a man disguised himself as Vishnu. He did it for sexual exploitation, and for selfish motives, but the Lord protected his honor. || 1 || What is Your value, O Guru of the world, if You will not erase the karma of my past actions? Why seek safety from a lion, if one is to be eaten by a jackal? || 1 || Pause || For the sake of a single rain-drop, the sparrow-hawk suffers in pain. When its breath of life is gone, even an ocean is of no use to it. || 2 || Now, my life has grown weary, and I shall not last much longer; how can I be patient? If I drown and die, and then a boat comes along, tell me, how shall I climb aboard? || 3 || I am nothing, I have nothing, and nothing belongs to me. Now, protect my honor; Sadhana is Your humble servant. || 4 || 1 ||

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