Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation


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The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is pleasing to my mind. By great good fortune, I meditate on the Lord's Name. The Perfect Guru has attained spiritual perfection in the Name of the Lord. How rare are those who follow the Guru's Teachings. || 1 || I have loaded my pack with the provisions of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. The Companion of my breath of life shall always be with me. The Perfect Guru has implanted the Lord's Name within me. I have the Imperishable Treasure of the Lord in my lap. || 2 || The Lord, Har, Har, is my Best Friend; He is my Beloved Lord King. If only someone would come and introduce me to Him, the Rejuvenator of my breath of life. I cannot survive without seeing my Beloved. My eyes are welling up with tears. || 3 || My Friend, the True Guru, has been my Best Friend since I was very young. I cannot survive without seeing Him, O my mother! O Dear Lord, please show Mercy to me, that I may meet the Guru. Servant Nanak gathers the Wealth of the Lord's Name in his lap. || 4 || 1 || MAAJH, FOURTH MEHL: The Lord is my mind, body and breath of life. I do not know any other than the Lord. If only I could have the good fortune to meet some friendly Saint; he might show me the Way to my Beloved Lord God. || 1 || I have searched my mind and body, through and through. How can I meet my Darling Beloved, O my mother? Joining the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, I ask about the Path to God. In that Congregation, the Lord God abides. || 2 || My Darling Beloved True Guru is my Protector. I am a helpless child - please cherish me. The Guru, the Perfect True Guru, is my Mother and Father. Obtaining the Water of the Guru, the lotus of my heart blossoms forth. || 3 || Without seeing my Guru, sleep does not come. My mind and body are afflicted with the pain of separation from the Guru. O Lord, Har, Har, show mercy to me, that I may meet my Guru. Meeting the Guru, servant Nanak blossoms forth. || 4 || 2 ||

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MAAJH, FOURTH MEHL: Read of the Lord's Glories and reflect upon the Lord's Glories. Listen continually to the Sermon of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. Joining the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, and singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, you shall cross over the treacherous and terrifying world-ocean. || 1 || Come, friends, let us meet our Lord. Bring me a message from my Beloved. He alone is a friend, companion, beloved and brother of mine, who shows me the way to the Lord, the Lord of all. || 2 || My illness is known only to the Lord and the Perfect Guru. I cannot continue living without chanting the Naam. So give me the medicine, the Mantra of the Perfect Guru. Through the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, I am saved. || 3 || I am just a poor song-bird, in the Sanctuary of the True Guru, who has placed the Drop of Water, the Lord's Name, Har, Har, in my mouth. The Lord is the Treasure of Water; I am just a fish in that water. Without this Water, servant Nanak would die. || 4 || 3 || MAAJH, FOURTH MEHL: O servants of the Lord, O Saints, O my Siblings of Destiny, let us join together! Show me the way to my Lord God - I am so hungry for Him! Please reward my faith, O Life of the World, O Great Giver. Obtaining the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan, my mind is fulfilled. || 1 || Joining the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, I chant the Bani of the Lord's Word. The Sermon of the Lord, Har, Har, is pleasing to my mind. The Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord's Name, Har, Har, is so sweet to my mind. Meeting the True Guru, I drink in this Ambrosial Nectar. || 2 || By great good fortune, the Lord's Congregation is found, while the unfortunate ones wander around in doubt, enduring painful beatings. Without good fortune, the Sat Sangat is not found; without this Sangat, people are stained with filth and pollution. || 3 || Come and meet me, O Life of the World, my Beloved. Please bless me with Your Mercy, and enshrine Your Name, Har, Har, within my mind. Through the Guru's Teachings, the Sweet Name has become pleasing to my mind. Servant Nanak's mind is drenched and delighted with the Naam. || 4 || 4 || MAAJH, FOURTH MEHL: Through the Guru, I have obtained the Lord's spiritual wisdom. I have obtained the Sublime Essence of the Lord. My mind is imbued with the Love of the Lord; I drink in the Sublime Essence of the Lord. With my mouth, I chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; my mind is filled to overflowing with the Sublime Essence of the Lord. || 1 || Come, O Saints, and lead me to my Lord's Embrace. Recite to me the Sermon of my Beloved. I dedicate my mind to those Saints of the Lord, who chant the Word of the Guru's Bani with their mouths. || 2 || By great good fortune, the Lord has led me to meet His Saint. The Perfect Guru has placed the Sublime Essence of the Lord into my mouth. The unfortunate ones do not find the True Guru; the self-willed manmukhs continually endure reincarnation through the womb. || 3 || God, the Merciful, has Himself bestowed His Mercy. He has totally removed the poisonous pollution of egotism. O Nanak, in the shops of the city of the human body, the Gurmukhs buy the merchandise of the Lord's Name. || 4 || 5 || MAAJH, FOURTH MEHL: I meditate on the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe, and the Name of the Lord. Joining the Sangat, the Holy Congregation, the Name comes to dwell in the mind. The Lord God is our Lord and Master, Inaccessible and Unfathomable.

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Meeting the True Guru, I enjoy the Sublime Essence of the Lord. || 1 || Blessed, blessed are the humble servants of the Lord, who know the Lord God. I go and ask those humble servants about the Mysteries of the Lord. I wash and massage their feet; joining with the humble servants of the Lord, I drink in the Sublime Essence of the Lord. || 2 || The True Guru, the Giver, has implanted the Naam, the Name of the Lord, within me. By great good fortune, I have obtained the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan. The True Essence is Ambrosial Nectar; through the Ambrosial Words of the Perfect Guru, this Amrit is obtained. || 3 || O Lord, lead me to the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, and the true beings. Joining the Sat Sangat, I meditate on the Lord's Name. O Nanak, I listen and chant the Lord's Sermon; through the Guru's Teachings, I am fulfilled by the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 6 || MAAJH, FOURTH MEHL: Come, dear sisters - let us join together. I am a sacrifice to the one who tells me of my Beloved. Joining the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, I have found the Lord, my Best Friend. I am a sacrifice to the True Guru. || 1 || Wherever I look, there I see my Lord and Master. You are permeating each and every heart, O Lord, Inner-knower, Searcher of Hearts. The Perfect Guru has shown me that the Lord is always with me. I am forever a sacrifice to the True Guru. || 2 || There is only one breath; all are made of the same clay; the light within all is the same. The One Light pervades all the many and various beings. This Light intermingles with them, but it is not diluted or obscured. By Guru's Grace, I have come to see the One. I am a sacrifice to the True Guru. || 3 || Servant Nanak speaks the Ambrosial Bani of the Word. It is dear and pleasing to the minds of the GurSikhs. The Guru, the Perfect True Guru, shares the Teachings. The Guru, the True Guru, is Generous to all. || 4 || 7 || SEVEN CHAU-PADAS OF THE FOURTH MEHL. ||


My mind longs for the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan. It cries out like the thirsty song-bird. My thirst is not quenched, and I can find no peace, without the Blessed Vision of the Beloved Saint. || 1 || I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to the Blessed Vision of the Beloved Saint Guru. || 1 || Pause || Your Face is so Beautiful, and the Sound of Your Words imparts intuitive wisdom. It is so long since this sparrow-hawk has had even a glimpse of water. Blessed is that land where You dwell, O my Friend and Intimate Divine Guru. || 2 || I am a sacrifice, I am forever a sacrifice, to my Friend and Intimate Divine Guru. || 1 || Pause || When I could not be with You for just one moment, the Dark Age of Kali Yuga dawned for me.

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When will I meet You, O my Beloved Lord? I cannot endure the night, and sleep does not come, without the Sight of the Beloved Guru's Court. || 3 || I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to that True Court of the Beloved Guru. || 1 || Pause || By good fortune, I have met the Saint Guru. I have found the Immortal Lord within the home of my own self. I will now serve You forever, and I shall never be separated from You, even for an instant. Servant Nanak is Your slave, O Beloved Master. || 4 || I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice; servant Nanak is Your slave, Lord. || Pause || 1 || 8 || RAAG MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: Sweet is that season when I remember You. Sublime is that work which is done for You. Blessed is that heart in which You dwell, O Giver of all. || 1 || You are the Universal Father of all, O my Lord and Master. Your nine treasures are an inexhaustible storehouse. Those unto whom You give are satisfied and fulfilled; they become Your devotees, Lord. || 2 || All place their hopes in You. You dwell deep within each and every heart. All share in Your Grace; none are beyond You. || 3 || You Yourself liberate the Gurmukhs; You Yourself consign the self-willed manmukhs to wander in reincarnation. Slave Nanak is a sacrifice to You; Your Entire Play is self-evident, Lord. || 4 || 2 || 9 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: The Unstruck Melody resounds and resonates in peaceful ease. I rejoice in the eternal bliss of the Word of the Shabad. In the cave of intuitive wisdom I sit, absorbed in the silent trance of the Primal Void. I have obtained my seat in the heavens. || 1 || After wandering through many other homes and houses, I have returned to my own home, and I have found what I was longing for. I am satisfied and fulfilled; O Saints, the Guru has shown me the Fearless Lord God. || 2 || He Himself is the King, and He Himself is the people. He Himself is in Nirvaanaa, and He Himself indulges in pleasures. He Himself sits on the throne of true justice, answering the cries and prayers of all. || 3 || As I have seen Him, so have I described Him. This Sublime Essence comes only to one who knows the Mystery of the Lord. His light merges into the Light, and he finds peace. O servant Nanak, this is all the Extension of the One. || 4 || 3 || 10 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: That house, in which the soul-bride has married her Husband Lord - in that house, O my companions, sing the songs of rejoicing. Joy and celebrations decorate that house, in which the Husband Lord has adorned His soul-bride. || 1 || She is virtuous, and she is very fortunate; she is noble and tender-hearted. The happy soul-bride is loved by her Husband. She is beautiful, wise, and clever. That soul-bride is the beloved of her Husband Lord. || 2 || She is well-mannered, noble and distinguished. She is decorated and adorned with wisdom. She is from a most respected family; she is the queen, adorned with the Love of her Husband Lord. || 3 || Her glory cannot be described; she melts in the Embrace of her Husband Lord.

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Her marriage is eternal; her Husband is Inaccessible and Incomprehensible. O Servant Nanak, His Love is her only Support. || 4 || 4 || 11 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: I have searched and searched, seeking the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. I travelled through all sorts of woods and forests. My Lord, Har, Har, is both absolute and related, unmanifest and manifest; is there anyone who can come and unite me with Him? || 1 || People recite from memory the wisdom of the six schools of philosophy; they perform worship services, wear ceremonial religious marks on their foreheads, and take ritual cleansing baths at sacred shrines of pilgrimage. They perform the inner cleansing practice with water and adopt the eighty-four Yogic postures; but still, they find no peace in any of these. || 2 || They chant and meditate, practicing austere self-discipline for years and years; they wander on journeys all over the earth; and yet, their hearts are not at peace, even for an instant. The Yogi rises up and goes out, over and over again. || 3 || By His Mercy, I have met the Holy Saint. My mind and body have been cooled and soothed; I have been blessed with patience and composure. The Immortal Lord God has come to dwell within my heart. Nanak sings the songs of joy to the Lord. || 4 || 5 || 12 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: The Supreme Lord God is Infinite and Divine; He is Inaccessible, Incomprehensible, Invisible and Inscrutable. Merciful to the meek, Sustainer of the World, Lord of the Universe - meditating on the Lord, the Gurmukhs find salvation. || 1 || The Gurmukhs are emancipated by the Lord. The Lord Krishna becomes the Gurmukh's Companion. The Gurmukh finds the Merciful Lord. He is not found any other way. || 2 || He does not need to eat; His Hair is Wondrous and Beautiful; He is free of hate. Millions of people worship His Feet. He alone is a devotee, who becomes Gurmukh, whose heart is filled with the Lord, Har, Har. || 3 || Forever fruitful is the Blessed Vision of His Darshan; He is Infinite and Incomparable. He is Awesome and All-powerful; He is forever the Great Giver. As Gurmukh, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and you shall be carried across. O Nanak, rare are those who know this state! || 4 || 6 || 13 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: As You command, I obey; as You give, I receive. You are the Pride of the meek and the poor. You are everything; You are my Beloved. I am a sacrifice to Your Creative Power. || 1 || By Your Will, we wander in the wilderness; by Your Will, we find the path. By Your Will, we become Gurmukh and sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. By Your Will, we wander in doubt through countless lifetimes. Everything happens by Your Will. || 2 || No one is foolish, and no one is clever. Your Will determines everything; You are Inaccessible, Incomprehensible, Infinite and Unfathomable. Your Value cannot be expressed. || 3 || Please bless me with the dust of the Saints, O my Beloved. I have come and fallen at Your Door, O Lord. Gazing upon the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, my mind is fulfilled. O Nanak, with natural ease, I merge into Him. || 4 || 7 || 14 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: They forget the Lord, and they suffer in pain. Afflicted with hunger, they run around in all directions. Meditating in remembrance on the Naam, they are happy forever. The Lord, Merciful to the meek, bestows it upon them. || 1 || My True Guru is absolutely All-powerful.

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When I dwell upon Him in my soul, all my sorrows depart. The sickness of anxiety and the disease of ego are cured; He Himself cherishes me. || 2 || Like a child, I ask for everything. God is Bountiful and Beautiful; He never comes up empty. Again and again, I fall at His Feet. He is Merciful to the meek, the Sustainer of the World. || 3 || I am a sacrifice to the Perfect True Guru, who has shattered all my bonds. With the Naam, the Name of the Lord, in my heart, I have been purified. O Nanak, His Love has imbued me with nectar. || 4 || 8 || 15 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: O my Love, Sustainer of the World, Merciful, Loving Lord, Profoundly Deep, Infinite Lord of the Universe, Highest of the High, Unfathomable, Infinite Lord and Master: continually remembering You in deep meditation, I live. || 1 || O Destroyer of pain, Priceless Treasure, Fearless, free of hate, Unfathomable, Immeasurable, of Undying Form, Unborn, Self-illumined: remembering You in meditation, my mind is filled with a deep and profound peace. || 2 || The Joyous Lord, the Sustainer of the World, is my constant Companion. He cherishes the high and the low. The Nectar of the Name satisfies my mind. As Gurmukh, I drink in the Ambrosial Nectar. || 3 || In suffering and in comfort, I meditate on You, O Beloved. I have obtained this sublime understanding from the Guru. You are Nanak's Support, O my Lord and Master; through Your Love, I swim across to the other side. || 4 || 9 || 16 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: Blessed is that time when I meet the True Guru. Gazing upon the Fruitful Vision of His Darshan, I have been saved. Blessed are the hours, the minutes and the seconds - blessed is that Union with Him. || 1 || Making the effort, my mind has become pure. Walking on the Lord's Path, my doubts have all been cast out. The True Guru has inspired me to hear the Treasure of the Naam; all my illness has been dispelled. || 2 || The Word of Your Bani is inside and outside as well. You Yourself chant it, and You Yourself speak it. The Guru has said that He is One - All is the One. There shall never be any other. || 3 || I drink in the Lord's Ambrosial Essence from the Guru; the Lord's Name has become my clothing and food. The Name is my delight, the Name is my play and entertainment. O Nanak, I have made the Name my enjoyment. || 4 || 10 || 17 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: I beg of all the Saints: please, give me the merchandise. I offer my prayers - I have forsaken my pride. I am a sacrifice, hundreds of thousands of times a sacrifice, and I pray: please, give me the dust of the feet of the Saints. || 1 || You are the Giver, You are the Architect of Destiny. You are All-powerful, the Giver of Eternal Peace. You bless everyone. Please bring my life to fulfillment. || 2 || The body-temple is sanctified by the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, and thus, the impregnable fort of the soul is conquered. You are the Giver, You are the Architect of Destiny. There is no other warrior as great as You. || 3 ||

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I applied the dust of the feet of the Saints to my face. My evil-mindedness disappeared, along with my misfortune and false-mindedness. I sit in the true home of my self; I sing His Glorious Praises. O Nanak, my falsehood has vanished! || 4 || 11 || 18 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: I shall never forget You - You are such a Great Giver! Please grant Your Grace, and imbue me with the love of devotional worship. If it pleases You, let me meditate on You day and night; please, grant me this gift! || 1 || Into this blind clay, You have infused awareness. Everything, everywhere which You have given is good. Bliss, joyful celebrations, wondrous plays and entertainment - whatever pleases You, comes to pass. || 2 || Everything we receive is a gift from Him - the thirty-six delicious foods to eat, cozy beds, cooling breezes, peaceful joy and the experience of pleasure. || 3 || Give me that state of mind, by which I may not forget You. Give me that understanding, by which I may meditate on You. I sing Your Glorious Praises with each and every breath. Nanak takes the Support of the Guru's Feet. || 4 || 12 || 19 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: To praise You is to follow Your Command and Your Will. That which pleases You is spiritual wisdom and meditation. That which pleases God is chanting and meditation; to be in harmony with His Will is perfect spiritual wisdom. || 1 || He alone sings Your Ambrosial Naam, who is pleasing to Your Mind, O my Lord and Master. You belong to the Saints, and the Saints belong to You. The minds of the Saints are attuned to You, O my Lord and Master. || 2 || You cherish and nurture the Saints. The Saints play with You, O Sustainer of the World. Your Saints are very dear to You. You are the breath of life of the Saints. || 3 || My mind is a sacrifice to those Saints who know You, and are pleasing to Your Mind. In their company I have found a lasting peace. Nanak is satisfied and fulfilled with the Sublime Essence of the Lord. || 4 || 13 || 20 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: You are the Ocean of Water, and I am Your fish. Your Name is the drop of water, and I am a thirsty sparrow-hawk. You are my hope, and You are my thirst. My mind is absorbed in You. || 1 || Just as the baby is satisfied by drinking milk, and the poor person is pleased by seeing wealth, and the thirsty person is refreshed by drinking cool water, so is this mind drenched with delight in the Lord. || 2 || Just as the darkness is lit up by the lamp, and the hopes of the wife are fulfilled by thinking about her husband, and people are filled with bliss upon meeting their beloved, so is my mind imbued with the Lord's Love. || 3 || The Saints have set me upon the Lord's Path. By the Grace of the Holy Saint, I have been attuned to the Lord. The Lord is mine, and I am the slave of the Lord. O Nanak, the Guru has blessed me with the True Word of the Shabad. || 4 || 14 || 21 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: The Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord, is eternally pure. The Lord is the Giver of Peace and the Dispeller of sorrow.

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I have seen and tasted all other flavors, but to my mind, the Subtle Essence of the Lord is the sweetest of all. || 1 || Whoever drinks this in, is satisfied. Whoever obtains the Sublime Essence of the Naam becomes immortal. The Treasure of the Naam is obtained by one whose mind is filled with the Word of the Guru's Shabad. || 2 || One who obtains the Sublime Essence of the Lord is satisfied and fulfilled. One who obtains this Flavor of the Lord does not waver. One who has this destiny written on his forehead obtains the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 3 || The Lord has come into the hands of the One, the Guru, who has blessed so many with good fortune. Attached to Him, a great many have been liberated. The Gurmukh obtains the Treasure of the Naam; says Nanak, those who see the Lord are very rare. || 4 || 15 || 22 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: My Lord, Har, Har, Har, is the nine treasures, the supernatural spiritual powers of the Siddhas, wealth and prosperity. He is the Deep and Profound Treasure of Life. Hundreds of thousands, even millions of pleasures and delights are enjoyed by one who falls at the Guru's Feet. || 1 || Gazing upon the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, all are sanctified, and all family and friends are saved. By Guru's Grace, I meditate on the Inaccessible and Unfathomable True Lord. || 2 || The One, the Guru, who is sought by all - only a few, by great good fortune, receive His Darshan. His Place is lofty, infinite and unfathomable; the Guru has shown me that palace. || 3 || Your Ambrosial Name is deep and profound. That person is liberated, in whose heart You dwell. The Guru cuts away all his bonds; O Servant Nanak, he is absorbed in the poise of intuitive peace. || 4 || 16 || 23 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: By God's Grace, I meditate on the Lord, Har, Har. By God's Kindness, I sing the songs of joy. While standing and sitting, while sleeping and while awake, meditate on the Lord, all your life. || 1 || The Holy Saint has given me the Medicine of the Naam. The residues of my mistakes have been cut out, and I have become pure. I am filled with bliss, and all my pains have been taken away. All my suffering has been dispelled. || 2 || One who has my Beloved on his side, is liberated from the world-ocean. One who recognizes the Guru practices Truth; why should he be afraid? || 3 || Since I found the Company of the Holy and met the Guru, the demon of pride has departed. With each and every breath, Nanak sings the Lord's Praises. The True Guru has covered my sins. || 4 || 17 || 24 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: Through and through, the Lord is intermingled with His servant. God, the Giver of Peace, cherishes His servant. I carry the water, wave the fan, and grind the grain for the servant of my Lord and Master. || 1 || God has cut the noose from around my neck; He has placed me in His Service. The Lord and Master's Command is pleasing to the mind of His servant. He does that which pleases his Lord and Master. Inwardly and outwardly, the servant knows his Lord. || 2 || You are the All-knowing Lord and Master; You know all ways and means.

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The servant of the Lord and Master enjoys the Love and Affection of the Lord. That which belongs to the Lord and Master, belongs to His servant. The servant becomes distinguished in association with his Lord and Master. || 3 || He, whom the Lord and Master dresses in the robes of honor, is not called to answer for his account any longer. Nanak is a sacrifice to that servant. He is the pearl of the deep and unfathomable Ocean of God. || 4 || 18 || 25 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: Everything is within the home of the self; there is nothing beyond. One who searches outside is deluded by doubt. By Guru's Grace, one who has found the Lord within is happy, inwardly and outwardly. || 1 || Slowly, gently, drop by drop, the stream of nectar trickles down within. The mind drinks it in, hearing and reflecting on the Word of the Shabad. It enjoys bliss and ecstasy day and night, and plays with the Lord forever and ever. || 2 || I was separated and cut off from the Lord for so many lifetimes; by the Grace of the Holy Saint, the dried-up branches have blossomed forth again in their greenery. I have obtained this sublime understanding, and I meditate on the Naam; as Gurmukh, I have met the Lord. || 3 || As the waves of water merge again with the water, so does my light merge again into the Light. Says Nanak, the veil of illusion has been cut away, and I shall not go out wandering any more. || 4 || 19 || 26 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: I am a sacrifice to those who have heard of You. I am a sacrifice to those whose tongues speak of You. Again and again, I am a sacrifice to those who meditate on You with mind and body. || 1 || I wash the feet of those who walk upon Your Path. With my eyes, I long to behold those kind people. I offer my mind to those friends, who have met the Guru and found God. || 2 || Very fortunate are those who know You. In the midst of all, they remain detached and balanced in Nirvaanaa. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, they cross over the terrifying world-ocean, and conquer all their evil passions. || 3 || My mind has entered their Sanctuary. I have renounced my pride in my own strength, and the darkness of emotional attachment. Please bless Nanak with the Gift of the Naam, the Name of the Inaccessible and Unfathomable God. || 4 || 20 || 27 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: You are the tree; Your branches have blossomed forth. From the very small and subtle, You have become huge and manifest. You are the Ocean of Water, and You are the foam and the bubbles on its surface. I cannot see any other except You, Lord. || 1 || You are the thread, and You are also the beads. You are the knot, and You are the primary bead of the maalaa. In the beginning, in the middle and in the end, there is God. I cannot see any other except You, Lord. || 2 || You transcend all qualities, and You possess the supreme qualities. You are the Giver of peace. You are detached in Nirvaanaa, and You are the Enjoyer, imbued with love. You Yourself know Your Own Ways; You dwell upon Yourself. || 3 || You are the Master, and then again, You are the servant. O God, You Yourself are the Manifest and the Unmanifest. Slave Nanak sings Your Glorious Praises forever.

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Please, just for a moment, bless him with Your Glance of Grace. || 4 || 21 || 28 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: Blessed are those words, by which the Naam is chanted. Rare are those who know this, by Guru's Grace. Blessed is that time when one sings and hears the Lord's Name. Blessed and approved is the coming of such a one. || 1 || Those eyes which behold the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan are approved and accepted. Those hands which write the Praises of the Lord are good. Those feet which walk in the Lord's Way are beautiful. I am a sacrifice to that Congregation in which the Lord is recognized. || 2 || Listen, O my beloved friends and companions: in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall be saved in an instant. The residues of your sinful mistakes will be cut out; your mind will be immaculate and pure. Your comings and goings shall cease. || 3 || With my palms pressed together, I offer this prayer: please bless me with Your Mercy, and save this sinking stone. God has become merciful to Nanak; God is pleasing to Nanak's mind. || 4 || 22 || 29 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: The Word of Your Bani, Lord, is Ambrosial Nectar. Hearing it again and again, I am elevated to the supreme heights. The burning within me has been extinguished, and my mind has been cooled and soothed, by the Blessed Vision of the True Guru. || 1 || Happiness is obtained, and sorrow runs far away, when the Saints chant the Lord's Name. The sea, the dry land, and the lakes are filled with the Water of the Lord's Name; no place is left empty. || 2 || The Creator has showered His Kindness; He cherishes and nurtures all beings and creatures. He is Merciful, Kind and Compassionate. All are satisfied and fulfilled through Him. || 3 || The woods, the meadows and the three worlds are rendered green. The Doer of all did this in an instant. As Gurmukh, Nanak meditates on the One who fulfills the desires of the mind. || 4 || 23 || 30 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: You are my Father, and You are my Mother. You are my Relative, and You are my Brother. You are my Protector everywhere; why should I feel any fear or anxiety? || 1 || By Your Grace, I recognize You. You are my Shelter, and You are my Honor. Without You, there is no other; the entire Universe is the Arena of Your Play. || 2 || You have created all beings and creatures. As it pleases You, You assign tasks to one and all. All things are Your Doing; we can do nothing ourselves. || 3 || Meditating on the Naam, I have found great peace. Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, my mind is cooled and soothed. Through the Perfect Guru, congratulations are pouring in - Nanak is victorious on the arduous battlefield of life! || 4 || 24 || 31 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: God is the Breath of Life of my soul, the Support of my mind. His devotees live by singing the Glorious Praises of the Infinite Lord. The Ambrosial Name of the Lord is the Treasure of Excellence. Meditating, meditating on the Lord's Name, I have found peace. || 1 ||

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One whose heart's desires lead him from his own home to the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, shall be rid of the cycle of birth and death. His hopes and desires are fulfilled, when he gains the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan. || 2 || The limits of the Inaccessible and Unfathomable Lord cannot be known. The seekers, the Siddhas, those beings of miraculous spiritual powers, and the spiritual teachers, all meditate on Him. Thus, their egos are erased, and their doubts are dispelled. The Guru has enlightened their minds. || 3 || I chant the Name of the Lord, the Treasure of bliss, joy, salvation, intuitive peace and poise. When my Lord and Master blessed me with His Mercy, O Nanak, then His Name entered the home of my mind. || 4 || 24 || 32 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: Hearing of You, I live. You are my Beloved, my Lord and Master, Utterly Great. You alone know Your Ways; I grasp Your Support, Lord of the World. || 1 || Singing Your Glorious Praises, my mind is rejuvenated. Hearing Your Sermon, all filth is removed. Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I meditate forever on the Merciful Lord. || 2 || I dwell on my God with each and every breath. This understanding has been implanted within my mind, by Guru's Grace. By Your Grace, the Divine Light has dawned. The Merciful Lord cherishes everyone. || 3 || True, True, True is that God. Forever, forever and ever, He Himself is. Your Playful Ways are revealed, O my Beloved. Beholding them, Nanak is enraptured. || 4 || 26 || 33 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: By His Command, the rain begins to fall. The Saints and friends have met to chant the Naam. Serene tranquility and peaceful ease have come; God Himself has brought a deep and profound peace. || 1 || God has produced everything in great abundance. Granting His Grace, God has satisfied all. Bless us with Your Gifts, O my Great Giver. All beings and creatures are satisfied. || 2 || True is the Master, and True is His Name. By Guru's Grace, I meditate forever on Him. The fear of birth and death has been dispelled; emotional attachment, sorrow and suffering have been erased. || 3 || With each and every breath, Nanak praises the Lord. Meditating in remembrance on the Name, all bonds are cut away. One's hopes are fulfilled in an instant, chanting the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har, Har. || 4 || 27 || 34 || MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: Come, dear friends, Saints and companions: let us join together and sing the Glorious Praises of the Inaccessible and Infinite Lord. Those who sing and hear these praises are liberated, so let us meditate on the One who created us. || 1 || The sinful residues of countless incarnations depart, and we receive the fruits of the mind's desires. So meditate on that Lord, our True Lord and Master, who gives sustenance to all. || 2 || Chanting the Naam, all pleasures are obtained. All fears are erased, meditating on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. One who serves the Lord swims across to the other side, and all his affairs are resolved. || 3 || I have come to Your Sanctuary; if it pleases You, unite me with You.

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