Sri Guru Granth Sahib Translation

 
 

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RAAG MARU, FIRST MEHL, FIRST HOUSE, CHAU-PADAS:

ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD.

TRUTH IS THE NAME.

CREATIVE BEING PERSONIFIED. NO FEAR. NO HATRED.

IMAGE OF THE UNDYING. BEYOND BIRTH. SELF-EXISTENT.

BY GURU'S GRACE:

SHALOK: O my Friend, I shall forever remain the dust of Your feet. Nanak seeks Your protection, and beholds You ever-present, here and now. || 1 || SHABAD: Those who receive the call in the last hours of the night, chant the Name of their Lord and Master. Tents, canopies, pavilions and carriages are prepared and made ready for them. You send out the call, Lord, to those who meditate on Your Name. || 1 || Father, I am unfortunate, a fraud. I have not found Your Name; my mind is blind and deluded by doubt. || 1 || Pause || I have enjoyed the tastes, and now my pains have come to fruition; such is my pre-ordained destiny, O my mother. Now my joys are few, and my pains are many. In utter agony, I pass my life. || 2 || What separation could be worse than separation from the Lord? For those who are united with Him, what other union can there be? Praise the Lord and Master, who, having created this play, beholds it. || 3 || By good destiny, this union comes about; this body enjoys its pleasures. Those who have lost their destiny, suffer separation from this union. O Nanak, they may still be united once again! || 4 || 1 || MARU, FIRST MEHL: The union of the mother and father brings the body into being. The Creator inscribes upon it the inscription of its destiny. According to this inscription, gifts, light and glorious greatness are received. Joining with Maya, the spiritual consciousness is lost. || 1 || O foolish mind, why are you so proud? You shall have to arise and depart when it pleases your Lord and Master. || 1 || Pause || Abandon the tastes of the world, and find intuitive peace. All must abandon their worldly homes; no one remains here forever. Eat some, and save the rest, if you are destined to return to the world again. || 2 || He adorns his body and ress in silk robes. He issues all sorts of commands. Preparing his comfortable bed, he sleeps. When he falls into the hands of the Messenger of Death, what good does it do to cry out? || 3 ||


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Household affairs are whirlpools of entanglements, O Siblings of Destiny. Sin is a stone which does not float. So let the Fear of God be the boat to carry your soul across. Says Nanak, rare are those who are blessed with this Boat. || 4 || 2 || MARU, FIRST MEHL, FIRST HOUSE: Actions are the paper, and the mind is the ink; good and bad are both recorded upon it. As their past actions drive them, so are mortals driven. There is no end to Your Glorious Virtues, Lord. || 1 || Why do you not keep Him in your consciousness, you mad man? Forgetting the Lord, your own virtues shall rot away. || 1 || Pause || Th enight is a net, and the day is a net; there are as many traps as there are moments. With relish and delight, you continually bite at the bait; you are trapped, you fool - how will you ever escape? || 2 || The body is a furnace, and the mind is the iron within it; the five fires are heating it. Sin is the charcoal placed upon it, which burns the mind; the tongs are anxiety and worry. || 3 || What was turned to slag is again transformed into gold, if one meets with the Guru. He blesses the mortal with the Ambrosial Name of the One Lord, and then, O Nanak, the body is held steady. || 4 || 3 || MARU, FIRST MEHL: In the pure, immaculate waters, both the lotus and the slimy scum are found. The lotus flower is with the scum and the water, but it remains untouched by any pollution. || 1 || You frog, you will never understand. You eat the dirt, while you dwell in the immaculate waters. You know nothing of the ambrosial nectar there. || 1 || Pause || You dwell continually in the water; the bumble bee does not dwell there, but it is intoxicated with its fragrance from afar. Intuitively sensing the moon in the distance, the lotus bows its head. || 2 || The realms of nectar are irrigated with milk and honey; you think you are clever to live in the water. You can never escape your own inner tendencies, like the love of the flea for blood. || 3 || The fool may live with the Pandit, the religious scholar, and listen to the Vedas and the Shaastras. You can never escape your own inner tendencies, like the crooked tail of the dog. || 4 || Some are hypocrites; they do not merge with the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Some are absorbed in the Feet of the Lord, Har, Har. The mortals obtain what they are predestined to receive; O Nanak, with your tongue, chant the Naam. || 5 || 4 || MARU, FIRST MEHL, SHALOK: Countless sinners are sanctified, attaching their minds to the Feet of the Lord. The merits of the sixty-eight places of pilgrimage are found in God's Name, O Nanak, when such destiny is inscribed upon one's forehead. || 1 || SHABAD: O friends and companions, so puffed up with pride, listen to this one joyous story of your Husband Lord. || 1 || Who can I tell about my pain, O my mother? Without the Lord, my soul cannot survive; how can I comfort it, O my mother? || 1 || Pause || I am a dejected, discarded bride, totally miserable. I have lost my youth; I regret and repent. || 2 || You are my wise Lord and Master, above my head. I serve You as Your humble slave. Nanak humbly prays, this is my only concern: without the Blessed Vision of my Beloved, how can I enjoy Him? || 4 || 5 ||


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MARU, FIRST MEHL: I am Your slave, Your bonded servant, and so I am called fortunate. I sold myself at Your store in exchange for the Guru's Word; whatever You link me to, to that I am linked. || 1 || What cleverness can Your servant try with You? O my Lord and Master, I cannot carry out the Hukam of Your Command. || 1 || Pause || My mother is Your slave, and my father is Your slave; I am the child of Your slaves. My slave mother dances, and my slave father sings; I practice devotional worship to You, O my Sovereign Lord. || 2 || If You wish to drink, then I shall get water for You; if You wish to eat, I shall grind the corn for You. I wave the fan over You, and wash Your feet, and continue to chant Your Name. || 3 || I have been untrue to myself, but Nanak is Your slave; please forgive him, by Your glorious greatness. Since the very beginning of time, and throughout the ages, You have been the merciful and generous Lord. Without You, liberation cannot be attained. || 4 || 6 || MARU, FIRST MEHL: Some call him a ghost; some say that he is a demon. Some call him a mere mortal; O, poor Nanak! || 1 || Crazy Nanak has gone insane, after his Lord, the King. I know of none other than the Lord. || 1 || Pause || He alone is known to be insane, when he goes insane with the Fear of God. He recognizes none other than the One Lord and Master. || 2 || He alone is known to be insane, if he works for the One Lord. Recognizing the Hukam, the Command of his Lord and Master, what other cleverness is there? || 3 || He alone is known to be insane, when he falls in love with his Lord and Master. He sees himself as bad, and all the rest of the world as good. || 4 || 7 || MARU, FIRST MEHL: This wealth is all-pervading, permeating all. The self-willed manmukh wanders around, thinking that it is far away. || 1 || That commodity, the wealth of the Naam, is within my heart. Whoever You bless with it, is emancipated. || 1 || Pause || This wealth does not burn; it cannot be stolen by a thief. This wealth does not drown, and its owner is never punished. || 2 || Gaze upon the glorious greatness of this wealth, and your nights and days will pass, imbued with celestial peace. || 3 || Listen to this incomparably beautiful story, O my brothers, O Siblings of Destiny. Tell me, without this wealth, who has ever obtained the supreme status? || 4 || Nanak humbly prays, I proclaim the Unspoken Speech of the Lord. If one meets the True Guru, then this wealth is obtained. || 5 || 8 || MARU, FIRST MEHL: Heat up the sun energy of the right nostril, and cool down the moon energy of the left nostril; practicing this breath-control, bring them into perfect balance. In this way, the fickle fish of the mind will be held steady; the swan-soul shall not fly away, and the body-wall will not crumble. || 1 || You fool, why are you deluded by doubt? You do not remember the detached Lord of supreme bliss. || 1 || Pause || Seize and burn the unbearable; seize and kill the imperishable; leave behind your doubts, and then, you shall drink in the Nectar. In this way, the fickle fish of the mind will be held steady; the swan-soul shall not fly away, and the body-wall shall not crumble. || 2 || Nanak humbly prays, if the Lord's humble servant dwells upon Him, in his mind of minds, with his every breath, then he drinks in the Ambrosial Nectar.


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In this way, the fickle fish of the mind will be held steady; the swan-soul shall not fly away, and the body-wall shall not crumble. || 3 || 9 || MARU, FIRST MEHL: Maya is not conquered, and the mind is not subdued; the waves of desire in the world-ocean are intoxicating wine. The boat crosses over the water, carrying the true merchandise. The jewel within the mind subdues the mind; attached to the Truth, it is not broken. The king is seated upon the throne, imbued with the Fear of God and the five qualities. || 1 || O Baba, do not see your True Lord and Master as being far away. He is the Light of all, the Life of the world; The True Lord writes His Inscription on each and every head. || 1 || Pause || Brahma and Vishnu, the Rishis and the silent sages, Shiva and Indra, penitents and beggars - whoever obeys the Hukam of the Lord's Command, looks beautiful in the Court of the True Lord, while the stubborn rebels die. The wandering beggars, warriors, celibates and Sannyaasee hermits - through the Perfect Guru, consider this: without selfless service, no one ever receives the fruits of their rewards. Serving the Lord is the most excellent action. || 2 || You are the wealth of the poor, the Guru of the guru-less, the honor of the dishonored. I am blind; I have grasped hold of the jewel, the Guru. You are the strength of the weak. He is not known through burnt offerings and ritual chanting; the True Lord is known through the Guru's Teachings. Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, no one finds shelter in the Court of the Lord; the false come and go in reincarnation. || 3 || So praise the True Name, and through the True Name, you will find satisfaction. When the mind is cleaned with the jewel of spiritual wisdom, it does not become dirty again. As long as the Lord and Master dwells in the mind, no obstacles are encountered. O Nanak, giving one's head, one is emancipated, and the mind and body become true. || 4 || 10 || MARU, FIRST MEHL: The Yogi who is joined to the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is pure; he is not stained by even a particle of dirt. The True Lord, his Beloved, is always with him; the rounds of birth and death are ended for him. || 1 || O Lord of the Universe, what is Your Name, and what is it like? If You summon me into the Mansion of Your Presence, I will ask You, how I can become one with You. || 1 || Pause || He alone is a Brahmin, who takes his cleansing bath in the spiritual wisdom of God, and whose leaf-offerings in worship are the Glorious Praises of the Lord. The One Name, the One Lord, and His One Light pervade the three worlds. || 2 || My tongue is the balance of the scale, and this heart of mine is the pan of the scale; I weigh the immeasurable Naam. There is one store, and one banker above all; the merchants deal in the one commodity. || 3 || The True Guru saves us at both ends; he alone understands, who is lovingly focused on the One Lord; his inner being remains free of doubt. The Word of the Shabad abides within, and doubt is ended, for those who constantly serve, day and night. || 4 || Above is the sky of the mind, and beyond this sky is the Lord, the Protector of the World; the Inaccessible Lord God; the Guru abides there as well. According to the Word of the Guru's Teachings, what is outside is the same as what is inside the home of the self. Nanak has become a detached renunciate. || 5 || 11 ||


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RAAG MARU, FIRST MEHL, FIFTH HOUSE:

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

Day and night, he remains awake and aware; he never sleeps or dreams. He alone knows this, who feels the pain of separation from God. My body is pierced through with the arrow of love. How can any physician know the cure? || 1 || Rare is that one, who as Gurmukh, understands, and whom the True Lord links to His Praise. He alone appreciates the value of the Ambsosial Nectar, who deals in this Ambrosia. || 1 || Pause || The soul-bride is in love with her Husband Lord; the focuses her consciousness on the Word of the Guru's Shabad. The soul-bride is joyously embellished with intuitive ease; her hunger and thirst are taken away. || 2 || Tear down skepticism and dispel your doubt; with your intuition, draw the bow of the Praise of the Lord. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, conquer and subdue your mind; take the support of Yoga - Union with the beautiful Lord. || 3 || Burnt by egotism, one forgets the Lord from his mind. In the City of Death, he is attacked with massive swords. Then, even if he asks for it, he will not receive the Lord's Name; O soul, you shall suffer terrible punishment. || 4 || You are distracted by thoughts of Maya and worldly attachment. In the City of Death, you will be caught by the noose of the Messenger of Death. You cannot break free from the bondage of loving attachment, and so the Messenger of Death will torture you. || 5 || I have done nothing; I am doing nothing now. The True Guru has blessed me with the Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam. What other efforts can anyone make, when You bestow Your blessing? Nanak seeks Your Sanctuary. || 6 || 1 || 12 ||

MARU, THIRD MEHL, FIRST HOUSE:

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

Wherever You seat me, there I sit, O my Lord and Master; wherever You send me, there I go. In the entire village, there is only One King; all places are sacred. || 1 || O Baba, while I dwell in this body, let me sing Your True Praises, that I may intuitively merge with You. || 1 || Pause || He thinks that good and bad deeds come from himself; this is the source of all evil. Whatever happens in this world is only by the Order of our Lord and Master. || 2 || Sexual desires are so strong and compelling; where has this sexual desire come from? The Creator Himself stages all the plays; how rare are those who realize this. || 3 || By Guru's Grace, one is lovingly focused on the One Lord, and then, duality is ended. Whatever is in harmony with His Will, he accepts as True; the noose of Death is loosened from around his neck. || 4 || Prays Nanak, who can call him to account, when the egotistical pride of his mind has been silenced? Even the Righteous Judge of Dharma is intimidated and afraid of him; he has entered the Sanctuary of the True Lord. || 5 || 1 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: Coming and going in reincarnation no longer exist, when one dwells in the home of the self within.


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He bestowed the Blessing of His treasure of truth; only He Himself knows. || 1 || O my mind, remember the Dear Lord, and abandon the corruption of your mind. Meditate on the Word of the Guru's Shabad; focus lovingly on the Truth. || 1 || Pause || One who forgets the Name in this world, shall not find any place of rest anywhere else. He shall wander in all sorts of reincarnations, and rot away in manure. || 2 || By great good fortune, I have found the Guru, according to my pre-ordained destiny, O my mother. Night and day, I practice true devotional worship; I am united with the True Lord. || 3 || He Himself fashioned the entire universe; He Himself bestows His Glance of Grace. O Nanak, the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is glorious and great; as He pleases, He bestows His Blessings. || 4 || 2 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: Please forgive my past mistakes, O my Dear Lord; now, please place me on the Path. I remain attached to the Lord's Feet, and eradicate self-conceit from within. || 1 || O my mind, as Gurmukh, meditate on the Name of the Lord. Remain attached forever to the Lord's Feet, single-mindedly, with love for the One Lord. || 1 || Pause || I have no social status or honor; I have no place or home. Pierced through by the Word of the Shabad, my doubts have been cut away. The Guru has inspired me to understand the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 2 || This mind wanders around, driven by greed, totally attached to greed. He is engrossed in false pursuits; he shall endure beatings in the City of Death. || 3 || O Nanak, God Himself Himself is all-in-all. There is no other at all. He bestows the treasure of devotional worship, and the Gurmukhs abide in peace. || 4 || 3 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: Seek and find those who are imbued with Truth; they are so rare in this world. Meeting with them, one's face becomes radiant and bright, chanting the Name of the Lord. || 1 || O Baba, contemplate and cherish the True Lord and Master within your heart. Seek out and see, and ask your True Guru, and obtain the true commodity. || 1 || Pause || All serve the One True Lord; through pre-ordained destiny, they meet Him. The Gurmukhs merge with Him, and will not be separated from Him again; they attain the True Lord. || 2 || Some do not appreciate the value of devotional worship; the self-willed manmukhs are deluded by doubt. They are fillled with self-conceit; they cannot accomplish anything. || 3 || Stand and offer your prayer, to the One who cannot be moved by force. O Nanak, the Naam, the Name of the Lord, abides within the mind of the Gurmukh; hearing his prayer, the Lord applauds him. || 4 || 4 || MARU, THIRD MEHL: He transforms the burning desert into a cool oasis; he transmutes rusted iron into gold. So praise the True Lord; there is none other as great as He is. || 1 || O my mind, night and day, meditate on the Lord's Name. Contemplate the Word of the Guru's Teachings, and sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, night and day. || 1 || Pause || As Gurmukh, one comes to know the One Lord, when the True Guru instructs him. Praise the True Guru, who imparts this understanding. || 2 || Those who forsake the True Guru, and attach themselves to duality - what will they do when they go to the world hereafter? Bound and gagged in the City of Death, they will be beaten.


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They will be punished severely. || 3 || My God is independent and self-sufficient; he does not have even an iota of greed. O Nanak, run to His Sanctuary; granting His forgiveness, He merges us into Himself. || 4 || 5 ||

MARU, FOURTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE:

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

Suk-deva and Janak meditated on the Naam; following the Guru's Teachings, they sought the Sanctuary of the Lord, Har, Har. God met Sudama and removed his poverty; through loving devotional worship, he crossed over. God is the Lover of His devotees; the Lord's Name is fufilling; God showers His Mercy on the Gurmukhs. || 1 || O my mind, chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, you will be saved. Dhroo, Prahlaad and Bidar the slave-girl's son, became Gurmukh, and through the Naam, crossed over. || 1 || Pause || In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Naam is the supreme wealth; it saves the humble devotees. All the faults of Naam Dayv, Jai Dayv, Kabeer, Trilochan and Ravi Daas the leather-worker were covered. Those who become Gurmukh, and remain attached to the Naam, are saved; all their sinful residues are washed off. || 2 || Whoever chants the Naam, all his sins and mistakes are taken away. Ajaamal, who had sex with prostitites, was saved, by chanting the Name of the Lord. Chanting the Naam, Ugar Sain obtained salvation; his bonds were broken, and he was liberated. || 3 || God Himself takes pity on His humble servants, and makes them His own. My Lord of the Universe saves the honor of His servants; those who seek His Sanctuary are saved. The Lord has showered servant Nanak with His Mercy; he has enshrined the Lord's Name within his heart. || 4 || 1 || MARU, FOURTH MEHL: The Siddhas in Samaadhi meditate on Him; they are lovingly focused on Him. The seekers and the silent sages meditate on Him as well. The celibates, the true and contented beings meditate on Him; Indra and the other gods chant His Name with their mouths. Those who seek His Sanctuary meditate on Him; they become Gurmukh and swim across. || 1 || O my mind, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and cross over. Dhanna the farmer, and Balmik the highway robber, became Gurmukh, and crossed over. || 1 || Pause || Angels, men, heavenly heralds and celestial singers meditate on Him; even the humble Rishis sing of the Lord. Shiva, Brahma and the goddess Lakhshmi, meditate, and chant with their mouths the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. Those whose minds are drenched with the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, as Gurmukh, cross over. || 2 || Millions and millions, thirty-three million gods meditate on Him; there is no end to those who meditate on the Lord. The Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees meditate on the Lord; the Pandits, the religious scholars, sing the Lord's Praises as well. Those whose minds are filled with the Naam, the source of nectar - as Gurmukh, they cross over. || 3 || Those who chant the Naam in endless waves - I cannot even count their number. The Lord of the Universe bestows His Mercy, and those who are pleasing to the Mind of the Lord God, find their place. The Guru, granting His Grace, implants the Lord's Name within; servant Nanak chants the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 4 || 2 ||


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MARU, FOURTH MEHL, THIRD HOUSE:

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

Take the treasure of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. Follow the Guru's Teachings, and the Lord shall bless you with honor. Here and hereafter, the Lord goes with you; in the end, He shall deliver you. Where the path is difficult and the street is narrow, there the Lord shall liberate you. || 1 || O my True Guru, implant within me the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. The Lord is my mother, father, child and relative; I have none other than the Lord, O my mother. || 1 || Pause || I feel the pains of love and yearning for the Lord, and the Name of the Lord. If only someone would come and unite me with Him, O my mother. I bow in humble devotion to one who inspires me to meet with my Beloved. The almighty and merciful True Guru unites me with the Lord God instantaneously. || 2 || Those who do not remember the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, are most unfortunate, and are slaughtered. They wander in reincarnation, again and again; they die, and are re-born, and continue coming and going. Bound and gagged at Death's Door, they are cruelly beaten, and punished in the Court of the Lord. || 3 || O God, I seek Your Sanctuary; O my Sovereign Lord King, please unite me with Yourself. O Lord, Life of the World, please shower me with Your Mercy; grant me the Sanctuary of the Guru, the True Guru. The Dear Lord, becoming merciful, has blended servant Nanak with Himself. || 4 || 1 || 3 || MARU, FOURTH MEHL: I inquire about the commodity of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Is there anyone who can show me the wealth, the capital of the Lord? I cut myself into pieces, and make myself a sacrifice to that one who leads me to meet my Lord God. I am filled with the Love of my Beloved; how can I meet my Friend, and merge with Him? || 1 || O my beloved friend, my mind, I take the wealth, the capital of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. The Perfect Guru has implanted the Naam within me; the Lord is my support - I celebrate the Lord. || 1 || Pause || O my Guru, please unite me with the Lord, Har, Har; show me the wealth, the capital of the Lord. Without the Guru, love does not well up; see this, and know it in your mind. The Lord has installed Himself within the Guru; so praise the Guru, who unites us with the Lord. || 2 || The ocean, the treasure of devotional worship of the Lord, rests with the Perfect True Guru. When it pleases the True Guru, He opens the treasure, and and the Gurmukhs are illuminated by the Lord's Light. The unfortunate self-willed manmukhs die of thirst, on the very bank of the river. || 3 || The Guru is the Great Giver; I beg for this gift from the Guru, that He may unite me with God, from whom I was separated for so long! This is the great hope of my mind and body. If it pleases You, O my Guru, please listen to my prayer; this is servant Nanak's prayer. || 4 || 2 || 4 || MARU, FOURTH MEHL: O Lord God, please preach Your sermon to me. Through the Guru's Teachings, the Lord is merged into my heart. Meditate on the sermon of the Lord, Har, Har, O very fortunate ones; the Lord shall bless you with the most sublime status of Nirvaanaa.


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The minds of the Gurmukhs are filled with faith; through the Perfect Guru, they merge in the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 1 || O my mind, the sermon of the Lord, Har, Har, is pleasing to my mind. Continually and forever, speak the sermon of the Lord, Har, Har; as Gurmukh, speak the Unspoken Speech. || 1 || Pause || I have searched through and through my mind and body; how can I attain this Unspoken Speech? Meeting with the humble Saints, I have found it; listening to the Unspoken Speech, my mind is pleased. The Lord's Name is the Support of my mind and body; I am united with the all-knowing Primal Lord God. || 2 || The Guru, the Primal Being, has united me with the Primal Lord God. My consciousness has merged into the supreme consciousness. By great good fortune, I serve the Guru, and I have found my Lord, all-wise and all-knowing. The self-willed manmukhs are very unfortunate; they pass their life-night in misery and pain. || 3 || I am just a meek beggar at Your Door, God; please, place the Ambrosial Word of Your Bani in my mouth. The True Guru is my friend; He unites me with my all-wise, all-knowing Lord God. Servant Nanak has entered Your Sanctuary; grant Your Grace, and merge me into Your Name. || 4 || 3 || 5 || MARU, FOURTH MEHL: Detached from the world, I am in love with the Lord; by great good fortune, I have enshrined the Lord within my mind. Joining the Sangat, the Holy Congregation, faith has welled up within me; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, I taste the sublime essence of the Lord. My mind and body have totally blossomed forth; through the Word of the Guru's Bani, I chant the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 1 || O my beloved mind, my friend, taste the sublime essence of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. Through the Perfect Guru, I have found the Lord, who saves my honor, here and hereafter. || 1 || Pause || Meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; as Gurmukh, taste the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. Plant the seed of the Lord in the body-farm. The Lord God is enshrined within the Sangat, the Holy Congregation. The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is Ambrosial Nectar. Through the Perfect Guru, taste the sublime essence of the Lord. || 2 || The self-willed manmukhs are filled with hunger and thirst; their minds run around in the ten directions, hoping for great wealth. Without the Name of the Lord, their life is cursed; the manmukhs are stuck in manure. They come and go, and are consigned to wander through uncounted incarnations, eating stinking rot. || 3 || Begging, imploring, I seek Your Sanctuary; Lord, shower me with Your Mercy, and save me, God. Lead me to join the Society of the Saints, and bless me with the honor and glory of the Lord's Name. I have obtained the wealth of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; servant Nanak chants the Lord's Name, through the Guru's Teachings. || 4 || 4 || 6 ||

MARU, FOURTH MEHL, FIFTH HOUSE:

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

Devotional worship to the Lord, Har, Har, is an overflowing treasure. The Gurmukh is emancipated by the Lord. One who is blessed by the Mercy of my Lord and Master sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 1 || O Lord, Har, Har, take pity on me, that within my heart, I may dwell upon You, Lord, forever and ever.


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Chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, O my soul; chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, you shall be emancipated. || 1 || Pause || The Ambrosial Name of the Lord is the ocean of peace. The beggar begs for it; O Lord, please bless him, in Your kindness. True, True is the Lord; the Lord is forever True; the True Lord is pleasing to my mind. || 2 || The nine holes pour out filth. Chanting the Lord's Name, they are all purified and sanctified. When my Lord and Master is totally pleased, He leads the mortal to meditate in remembrance on the Lord, and then his filth is taken away. || 3 || Attachment to Maya is terribly treacherous. How can one cross over the difficult world-ocean? The True Lord bestows the boat of the True Guru; meditating on the Lord, Har, Har, one is carried across. || 4 || You are everywhere; all are Yours. Whatever You do, God, that alone comes to pass. Poor servant Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord; as it pleases the Lord, He bestows His approval. || 5 || 1 || 7 || MARU, FOURTH MEHL: Chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, O my mind. The Lord shall eradicate all your sinful residues. Treasure the Lord's wealth, and gather in the Lord's wealth; when you depart in the end, the Lord shall go along with you as your only friend and companion. || 1 || He alone meditates on the Lord, unto whom He grants His Grace. He continually chants the Lord's Chant; meditating on the Lord, one finds peace. By Guru's Grace, the sublime essence of the Lord is obtained. Meditating on the Lord, Har, Har, one is carried across. || 1 || Pause || The fearless, formless Lord - the Name is Truth. To chant it is the most sublime and exalted activity in this world. Doing so, the Messenger of Death, the evil enemy, is killed. Death does not even approach the Lord's servant. || 2 || One whose mind is satisfied with the Lord - that servant is known throughout the four ages, in all four directions. If some sinner speaks evil of him, the Messenger of Death chews him up. || 3 || The One Pure Creator Lord is in all. He stages all His wondrous plays, and watches them. Who can kill that person, whom the Lord has saved? The Creator Lord Himself delivers him. || 4 || I chant the Name of the Creator Lord, night and day. He saves all His servants and devotees. Consult the eighteen Puraanas and the four Vedas; O servant Nanak, only the Naam, the Name of the Lord, will deliver you. || 5 || 2 || 8 ||

MARU, FIFTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE:

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

The earth, the Akaashic ethers and the stars abide in the Fear of God. The almighty Order of the Lord is over the heads of all. Wind, water and fire abide in the Fear of God; poor Indra abides in the Fear of God as well. || 1 || I have heard one thing, that the One Lord alone is fearless. He alone is at peace, and he alone is embellished forever, who meets with the Guru, and sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || The embodied and the divine beings abide in the Fear of God. The Siddhas and seekers die in the Fear of God. The 8.4 millions species of beings die, and die again, and are born over and over again.


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They are consigned to reincarnation. || 2 || Those who embody the energies of sattva-white light, raajas-red passion, and taamas-black darkness, abide in the Fear of God, along with the many created forms. This miserable deceiver Maya abides in the Fear of God; the Righteous Judge of Dharma is utterly afraid of Him as well. The entire expanse of the Universe is in the Fear of God; only the Creator Lord is without this Fear. Says Nanak, God is the companion of His devotees; His devotees look beautiful in the Court of the Lord. || 4 || 1 || MARU, FIFTH MEHL: The five year old orphan boy Dhroo, by meditating in remembrance on the Lord, became stationary and permanent. For the sake of his son, Ajaamal called out, "O Lord, Naaraayan", who struck down and killed the Messenger of Death. || 1 || My Lord and Master has saved many, countless beings. I am meek, with little or no understanding, and unworthy; I seek protection at the Lord's Door. || 1 || Pause || Baalmeek the outcaste was saved, and the poor hunter was saved as well. The elephant remembered the Lord in his mind for an instant, and so was carried across. || 2 || He saved His devotee Prahlaad, and tore Harnaakhash with his nails. Bidar, the son of a slave-girl, was purified, and all his generations were redeemed. || 3 || What sins of mine should I speak of? I am intoxicated with false emotional attachment. Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of the Lord; please, reach out and take me into Your embrace. || 4 || 2 || MARU, FIFTH MEHL: For the sake of riches, I wandered around in so many ways; I rushed around, making all sorts of efforts. The deeds I did in egotism and pride, have all been done in vain. || 1 || Other days are of no use to me; please bless me with those days, O Dear God, on which I may sing the Lord's Praises. || 1 || Pause || Gazing upon children, spouse, household and possessions, one is entangled in these. Tasting the wine of Maya, one is intoxicated, and never sings of the Lord, Har, Har. || 2 || In this way, I have examined lots of methods, but without the Saints, it is not found. You are the Great Giver, the great and almighty God; I have come to beg a gift from You. || 3 || Abandoning all pride and self-importance, I have sought the Sanctuary of the dust of the feet of the Lord's slave. Says Nanak, meeting with the Lord, I have become one with Him; I have found supreme bliss and peace. || 4 || 3 || MARU, FIFTH MEHL: In what place is the Name established? Where does egotism dwell? What injury have you suffered, listening to abuse from someone else's mouth? || 1 || Listen: who are you, and where did you come from? You don't even know how long you will stay here; you have no hint of when you shall leave. || 1 || Pause || Wind and water have patience and tolerance; the earth has compassion and forgiveness, no doubt. The union of the five tattvas - the five elements - has brought you into being. Which of these is evil? || 2 || The Primal Lord, the Architect of Destiny, formed your form; He also burdened you with egotism. He alone is born and dies; He alone comes and goes. || 3 || Nothing of the color and the form of the creation shall remain; the entire expanse is transitory.

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