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Section 1 - Jup
Section 2 - So Dar
Section 3 - So Purakh
Section 4 - Sohila
Section 5 - Siree Raag
Section 6 - Raag Maajh
Section 7 - Raag Gauree
Section 8 - Raag Aasaa
Section 9 - Raag Goojaree
Section 10 - Raag Dayv
Section 11 - Raag Bihaagra
Section 12 - Raag Wadahans
Section 13 - Raag Sorat'h
Section 14 - Raag Dhanaasaree
Section 15 - Raag Jaitsree
Section 16 - Raag Todee
Section 17 - Raag Bairaaree
Section 18 - Raag Tilang
Section 19 - Raag Soohee
Section 20 - Raag Bilaaval
Section 21 - Raag Gond
Section 22 - Raag Raamkalee
Section 23 - Raag Nat Naaraayan
Section 24 - Raag Maale Gaaura
Section 25 - Raag Maaroo
Section 26 - Raag Tukhaari
Section 27 - Raag Kaydaaraa
Section 28 - Raag Bhairao
Section 29 - Raag Basant
Section 30 - Raag Saarang
Section 31 - Raag Malaar
Section 32 - Raag Kaanraa
Section 33 - Raag Kalyaan
Section 34 - Raag Prabhaatee
Section 35 - Raag Jaijaavantee
Section 36 - Shalok Sehskritee, First Mehl, Fifth Mehl
Section 37 - Fifth Mehl, Gaat'haa
Section 38 - Phunhay, Fifth Mehl
Section 39 - Chaubolas, Fifth Mehl
Section 40 - Shaloks Of Devotee Kabeer Jee
Section 41 - Shaloks Of Shaykh Fareed Jee
Section 42 - Swaiyas From The Mouth Of The Great Fifth Mehl
Section 43 - Shaloks In Addition To The Vaars
Section 44 - Shalok, Ninth Mehl
Section 45 - Mundaavanee, Fifth Mehl, Raag Maalaa
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Shri Guru Granth Sahib : Section 7 - Raag Gauree
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Shri Guru Granth Sahib: Raag Gauree
Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 001

Raag Gauree Gwaarayree, First Mehl, Chau-Padas & Du-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:

The Fear of God is overpowering, and so very heavy,

while the intellect is lightweight, as is the speech one speaks.

So place the Fear of God upon your head, and bear that weight;

by the Grace of the Merciful Lord, contemplate the Guru. ||1||

Without the Fear of God, no one crosses over the world-ocean.

This Fear of God adorns the Love of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

The fire of fear within the body is burnt away by the Fear of God.

Through this Fear of God, we are adorned with the Word of the Shabad.

Without the Fear of God, all that is fashioned is false.

Useless is the mold, and useless are the hammer-strokes on the mold. ||2||

The desire for the worldly drama arises in the intellect,

but even with thousands of clever mental tricks, the heat of the Fear of God does not come into play.

O Nanak, the speech of the self-willed manmukh is just wind.

His words are worthless and empty, like the wind. ||3||1||

Gauree, First Mehl:

Place the Fear of God within the home of your heart; with this Fear of God in your heart, all other fears shall be frightened away.

What sort of fear is that, which frightens other fears?

Without You, I have other place of rest at all.

Whatever happens is all according to Your Will. ||1||

Be afraid, if you have any fear, other than the Fear of God.

Afraid of fear, and living in fear, the mind is held in tumult. ||1||Pause||

The soul does not die; it does not drown, and it does not swim across.

The One who created everything does everything.

By the Hukam of His Command we come, and by the Hukam of His Command we go.

Before and after, His Command is pervading. ||2||
Cruelty, attachment, desire and egotism

- there is great hunger in these, like the raging torrent of a wild stream.

Let the Fear of God be your food, drink and support.

Without doing this, the fools simply die. ||3||

If anyone really has anyone else - how rare is that person!

All are Yours - You are the Lord of all.

All beings and creatures, wealth and property belong to Him.

O Nanak, it is so difficult to describe and contemplate Him. ||4||2||

Gauree, First Mehl:

Let wisdom be your mother, and contentment your father.

Let Truth be your brother - these are your best relatives. ||1||

He has been described, but He cannot be described at all.

Your All-pervading creative nature cannot be estimated. ||1||Pause||

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 002

Modesty, humility and intuitive understanding are my mother-in-law and father-in-law;

I have made good deeds my spouse. ||2||

Union with the Holy is my wedding date, and separation from the world is my marriage.

Says Nanak, Truth is the child born of this Union. ||3||3||

Gauree, First Mehl:
The union of air, water and fire

- the body is the play-thing of the fickle and unsteady intellect.

It has nine doors, and then there is the Tenth Gate.

Reflect upon this and understand it, O wise one. ||1||

The Lord is the One who speaks, teaches and listens.

One who contemplates his own self is truly wise. ||1||Pause||

The body is dust; the wind speaks through it.
Understand, O wise one, who has died.
Awareness, conflict and ego have died,
but the One who sees does not die. ||2||

For the sake of it, you journey to sacred shrines and holy rivers;

but this priceless jewel is within your own heart.

The Pandits, the religious scholars, read and read endlessly; they stir up arguments and controversies,

but they do not know the secret deep within. ||3||

I have not died - that evil nature within me has died.

The One who is pervading everywhere does not die.
Says Nanak, the Guru has revealed God to me,

and now I see that there is no such thing as birth or death. ||4||4||

Gauree, First Mehl, Dakhanee:

I am forever a sacrifice to the one who listens and hears, who understands and believes in the Name.

When the Lord Himself leads us astray, there is no other place of rest for us to find.

You impart understanding, and You unite us in Your Union. ||1||

I obtain the Naam, which shall go along with me in the end.

Without the Name, all are held in the grip of Death. ||1||Pause||

My farming and my trading are by the Support of the Name.

The seeds of sin and virtue are bound together.

Sexual desire and anger are the wounds of the soul.

The evil-minded ones forget the Naam, and then depart. ||2||

True are the Teachings of the True Guru.

The body and mind are cooled and soothed, by the touchstone of Truth.

This is the true mark of wisdom: that one remains detached, like the water-lily, or the lotus upon the water.

Attuned to the Word of the Shabad, one becomes sweet, like the juice of the sugar cane. ||3||

By the Hukam of the Lord's Command, the castle of the body has ten gates.

The five passions dwell there, together with the Divine Light of the Infinite.

The Lord Himself is the merchandise, and He Himself is the trader.

O Nanak, through the Naam, the Name of the Lord, we are adorned and rejuvenated. ||4||5||

Gauree, First Mehl:
How can we know where we came from?

Where did we originate, and where will we go and merge?

How are we bound, and how do we obtain liberation?

How do we merge with intuitive ease into the Eternal, Imperishable Lord? ||1||

With the Naam in the heart and the Ambrosial Naam on our lips,

through the Name of the Lord, we rise above desire, like the Lord. ||1||Pause||

With intuitive ease we come, and with intuitive ease we depart.

From the mind we originate, and into the mind we are absorbed.

As Gurmukh, we are liberated, and are not bound.

Contemplating the Word of the Shabad, we are emancipated through the Name of the Lord. ||2||

At night, lots of birds settle on the tree.

Some are happy, and some are sad. Caught in the desires of the mind, they perish.

And when the life-night comes to its end, then they look to the sky.

They fly away in all ten directions, according to their pre-ordained destiny. ||3||

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 003

Those who are committed to the Naam, see the world as merely a temporary pasture.

Sexual desire and anger are broken, like a jar of poison.

Without the merchandise of the Name, the house of the body and the store of the mind are empty.

Meeting the Guru, the hard and heavy doors are opened. ||4||

One meets the Holy Saint only through perfect destiny.

The Lord's perfect people rejoice in the Truth.

Surrendering their minds and bodies, they find the Lord with intuitive ease.

Nanak falls at their feet. ||5||6||
Gauree, First Mehl:

The conscious mind is engrossed in sexual desire, anger and Maya.

The conscious mind is awake only to falsehood, corruption and attachment.

It gathers in the assets of sin and greed.

So swim across the river of life, O my mind, with the Sacred Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||

Waaho! Waaho! - Great! Great is my True Lord! I seek Your All-powerful Support.

I am a sinner - You alone are pure. ||1||Pause||

Fire and water join together, and the breath roars in its fury!

The tongue and the sex organs each seek to taste.

The eyes which look upon corruption do not know the Love and the Fear of God.

Conquering self-conceit, one obtains the Name. ||2||

One who dies in the Word of the Shabad, shall never again have to die.

Without such a death, how can one attain perfection?

The mind is engrossed in deception, treachery and duality.

Whatever the Immortal Lord does, comes to pass. ||3||

So get aboard that boat when your turn comes.

Those who fail to embark upon that boat shall be beaten in the Court of the Lord.

Blessed is that Gurdwara, the Guru's Gate, where the Praises of the True Lord are sung.

O Nanak, the One Creator Lord is pervading hearth and home. ||4||7||

Gauree, First Mehl:

The inverted heart-lotus has been turned upright, through reflective meditation on God.

From the Sky of the Tenth Gate, the Ambrosial Nectar trickles down.

The Lord Himself is pervading the three worlds. ||1||

O my mind, do not give in to doubt.

When the mind surrenders to the Name, it drinks in the essence of Ambrosial Nectar. ||1||Pause||

So win the game of life; let your mind surrender and accept death.

When the self dies, the individual mind comes to know the Supreme Mind.

As the inner vision is awakened, one comes to know one's own home, deep within the self. ||2||

The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is austerity, chastity and cleansing baths at sacred shrines of pilgrimage.

What good are ostentatious displays?

The All-pervading Lord is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. ||3||

If I had faith in someone else, then I would go to that one's house.

But where should I go, to beg? There is no other place for me.

O Nanak, through the Guru's Teachings, I am intuitively absorbed in the Lord. ||4||8||

Gauree, First Mehl:

Meeting the True Guru, we are shown the way to die.

Remaining alive in this death brings joy deep within.

Overcoming egotistical pride, the Tenth Gate is found. ||1||

Death is pre-ordained - no one who comes can remain here.

So chant and meditate on the Lord, and remain in the Sanctuary of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

Meeting the True Guru, duality is dispelled.

The heart-lotus blossoms forth, and the mind is attached to the Lord God.

One who remains dead while yet alive obtains the greatest happiness hereafter. ||2||

Meeting the True Guru, one becomes truthful, chaste and pure.

Climbing up the steps of the Guru's Path, one becomes the highest of the high.

When the Lord grants His Mercy, the fear of death is conquered. ||3||

Uniting in Guru's Union, we are absorbed in His Loving Embrace.

Granting His Grace, He reveals the Mansion of His Presence, within the home of the self.

O Nanak, conquering egotism, we are absorbed into the Lord. ||4||9||

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 004
Gauree, First Mehl:
Past actions cannot be erased.
What do we know of what will happen hereafter?
Whatever pleases Him shall come to pass.
There is no other Doer except Him. ||1||

I do not know about karma, or how great Your gifts are.

The karma of actions, the Dharma of righteousness, social class and status, are contained within Your Name. ||1||Pause||

You are So Great, O Giver, O Great Giver!

The treasure of Your devotional worship is never exhausted.

One who takes pride in himself shall never be right.

The soul and body are all at Your disposal. ||2||

You kill and rejuvenate. You forgive and merge us into Yourself.

As it pleases You, You inspire us to chant Your Name.

You are All-knowing, All-seeing and True, O my Supreme Lord.

Please, bless me with the Guru's Teachings; my faith is in You alone. ||3||

One whose mind is attuned to the Lord, has no pollution in his body.

Through the Guru's Word, the True Shabad is realized.

All Power is Yours, through the greatness of Your Name.

Nanak abides in the Sanctuary of Your devotees. ||4||10||

Gauree, First Mehl:

Those who speak the Unspoken, drink in the Nectar.

Other fears are forgotten, and they are absorbed into the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||

Why should we fear, when fear is dispelled by the Fear of God?

Through the Shabad, the Word of the Perfect Guru, I recognize God. ||1||Pause||

Those whose hearts are filled with the Lord's essence are blessed and acclaimed, and intuitively absorbed into the Lord. ||2||

Those whom the Lord puts to sleep, evening and morning

- those self-willed manmukhs are bound and gagged by Death, here and hereafter. ||3||

Those whose hearts are filled with the Lord, day and night, are perfect.

O Nanak, they merge into the Lord, and their doubts are cast away. ||4||11||

Gauree, First Mehl:

One who loves the three qualities is subject to birth and death.

The four Vedas speak only of the visible forms.

They describe and explain the three states of mind,

but the fourth state, union with the Lord, is known only through the True Guru. ||1||

Through devotional worship of the Lord, and service to the Guru, one swims across.

Then, one is not born again, and is not subject to death. ||1||Pause||

Everyone speaks of the four great blessings;

the Simritees, the Shaastras and the Pandits speak of them as well.

But without the Guru, they do not understand their true significance.

The treasure of liberation is obtained through devotional worship of the Lord. ||2||

Those, within whose hearts the Lord dwells,

become Gurmukh; they receive the blessings of devotional worship.

Through devotional worship of the Lord, liberation and bliss are obtained.

Through the Guru's Teachings, supreme ecstasy is obtained. ||3||

One who meets the Guru, beholds Him, and inspires others to behold Him as well.

In the midst of hope, the Guru teaches us to live above hope and desire.

He is the Master of the meek, the Giver of peace to all.

Nanak's mind is imbued with the Lotus Feet of the Lord. ||4||12||

Gauree Chaytee, First Mehl:

With your nectar-like body, you live in comfort, but this world is just a passing drama.

You practice greed, avarice and great falsehood, and you carry such a heavy burden.

O body, I have seen you blowing away like dust on the earth. ||1||

Listen - listen to my advice!

Only the good deeds which you have done shall remain with you, O my soul. This opportunity shall not come again! ||1||Pause||

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 005
I say to you, O my body: listen to my advice!

You slander, and then praise others; you indulge in lies and gossip.

You gaze upon the wives of others, O my soul; you steal and commit evil deeds.

But when the swan departs, you shall remain behind, like an abandoned woman. ||2||

O body, you are living in a dream! What good deeds have you done?

When I stole something by deception, then my mind was pleased.

I have no honor in this world, and I shall find no shelter in the world hereafter. My life has been lost, wasted in vain! ||3||

I am totally miserable! O Baba Nanak, no one cares for me at all! ||1||Pause||

Turkish horses, gold, silver and loads of gorgeous clothes

- none of these shall go with you, O Nanak. They are lost and left behind, you fool!

I have tasted all the sugar candy and sweets, but Your Name alone is Ambrosial Nectar. ||4||

Digging deep foundations, the walls are constructed, but in the end, the buildings return to heaps of dust.

People gather and hoard their possessions, and give nothing to anyone else - the poor fools think that everything is theirs.

Riches do not remain with anyone - not even the golden palaces of Sri Lanka. ||5||

Listen, you foolish and ignorant mind
- only His Will prevails. ||1||Pause||

My Banker is the Great Lord and Master. I am only His petty merchant.

This soul and body all are His. He Himself kills, and brings back to life. ||6||1||13||

Gauree Chaytee, First Mehl:

There are five of them, but I am all alone. How can I protect my hearth and home, O my mind?

They are beating and plundering me over and over again; unto whom can I complain? ||1||

Chant the Name of the Supreme Lord, O my mind.

Otherwise, in the world hereafter, you will have to face the awesome and cruel army of Death. ||1||Pause||

God has erected the temple of the body; He has placed the nine doors, and the soul-bride sits within.

She enjoys the sweet play again and again, while the five demons are plundering her. ||2||

In this way, the temple is being demolished; the body is being plundered, and the soul-bride, left all alone, is captured.

Death strikes her down with his rod, the shackles are placed around her neck, and now the five have left. ||3||

The wife yearns for gold and silver, and her friends, the senses, yearn for good food.

O Nanak, she commits sins for their sake; she shall go, bound and gagged, to the City of Death. ||4||2||14||

Gauree Chaytee, First Mehl:

Let your ear-rings be those ear-rings which pierce deep within your heart. Let your body be your patched coat.

Let the five passions be disciples under your control, O begging Yogi, and make this mind your walking stick. ||1||

Thus you shall find the Way of Yoga.

There is only the One Word of the Shabad; everything else shall pass away. Let this be the fruits and roots of your mind's diet. ||1||Pause||

Some try to find the Guru by shaving their heads at the Ganges, but I have made the Guru my Ganges.

The Saving Grace of the three worlds is the One Lord and Master, but those in darkness do not remember Him. ||2||

Practicing hypocrisy and attaching your mind to worldly objects, your doubt shall never depart.

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 006

If you focus your consciousness on the Feet of the One Lord, what reason would you have to chase after greed? ||3||

Meditate on the Immaculate Lord, and saturate your mind with Him.

Why, O Yogi, do you make so many false and deceptive claims? ||1||Pause||

The body is wild, and the mind is foolish. Practicing egotism, selfishness and conceit, your life is passing away.

Prays Nanak, when the naked body is cremated, then you will come to regret and repent. ||4||3||15||

Gauree Chaytee, First Mehl:

O mind, there is only the One medicine, mantra and healing herb - center your consciousness firmly on the One Lord.

Take to the Lord, the Destroyer of the sins and karma of past incarnations. ||1||

The One Lord and Master is pleasing to my mind.

In Your three qualities, the world is engrossed; the Unknowable cannot be known. ||1||Pause||

Maya is so sweet to the body, like sugar or molasses. We all carry loads of it.

In the dark of the night, nothing can be seen. The mouse of death is gnawing away at the rope of life, O Siblings of Destiny! ||2||

As the self-willed manmukhs act, they suffer in pain. The Gurmukh obtains honor and greatness.

Whatever He does, that alone happens; past actions cannot be erased. ||3||

Those who are imbued with, and committed to the Lord's Love, are filled to overflowing; they never lack anything.

If Nanak could be the dust of their feet, then he, the ignorant one, might also obtain some. ||4||4||16||

Gauree Chaytee, First Mehl:

Who is our mother, and who is our father? Where did we come from?

We are formed from the fire of the womb within, and the bubble of water of the sperm. For what purpose are we created? ||1||

O my Master, who can know Your Glorious Virtues?
My own demerits cannot be counted. ||1||Pause||

I took the form of so many plants and trees, and so many animals.

Many times I entered the families of snakes and flying birds. ||2||

I broke into the shops of the city and well-guarded palaces; stealing from them, I snuck home again.

I looked in front of me, and I looked behind me, but where could I hide from You? ||3||

I saw the banks of sacred rivers, the nine continents, the shops and bazaars of the cities.

Taking the scale, the merchant begins to weigh his actions within his own heart. ||4||

As the seas and the oceans are overflowing with water, so vast are my own sins.

Please, shower me with Your Mercy, and take pity upon me. I am a sinking stone - please carry me across! ||5||

My soul is burning like fire, and the knife is cutting deep.

Prays Nanak, recognizing the Lord's Command, I am at peace, day and night. ||6||5||17||

Gauree Bairaagan, First Mehl:

The nights are wasted sleeping, and the days are wasted eating.

Human life is such a precious jewel, but it is being lost in exchange for a mere shell. ||1||

You do not know the Name of the Lord.

You fool - you shall regret and repent in the end! ||1||Pause||

You bury your temporary wealth in the ground, but how can you love that which is temporary?

Those who have departed, after craving for temporary wealth, have returned home without this temporary wealth. ||2||

If people could gather it in by their own efforts, then everyone would be so lucky.

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 007

According to the karma of past actions, one's destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky. ||3||

O Nanak, the One who created the creation - He alone takes care of it.

The Hukam of our Lord and Master's Command cannot be known; He Himself blesses us with greatness. ||4||1||18||

Gauree Bairaagan, First Mehl:

What if I were to become a deer, and live in the forest, picking and eating fruits and roots

- by Guru's Grace, I am a sacrifice to my Master. Again and again, I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice. ||1||

I am the shop-keeper of the Lord.

Your Name is my merchandise and trade. ||1||Pause||

If I were to become a cuckoo, living in a mango tree, I would still contemplate the Word of the Shabad.

I would still meet my Lord and Master, with intuitive ease; the Darshan, the Blessed Vision of His Form, is incomparably beautiful. ||2||

If I were to become a fish, living in the water, I would still remember the Lord, who watches over all beings and creatures.

My Husband Lord dwells on this shore, and on the shore beyond; I would still meet Him, and hug Him close in my embrace. ||3||

If I were to become a snake, living in the ground, the Shabad would still dwell in my mind, and my fears would be dispelled.

O Nanak, they are forever the happy soul-brides, whose light merges into His Light. ||4||2||19||

Gauree Poorbee Deepkee, First Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

In that house where the Praises of the Creator are chanted

- in that house, sing the Songs of Praise, and meditate in remembrance on the Creator Lord. ||1||

Sing the Songs of Praise of my Fearless Lord.

I am a sacrifice to that Song of Praise which brings eternal peace. ||1||Pause||

Day after day, He cares for His beings; the Great Giver watches over all.

Your gifts cannot be appraised; how can anyone compare to the Giver? ||2||

The day of my wedding is pre-ordained. Come - let's gather together and pour the oil over the threshold.

My friends, give me your blessings, that I may merge with my Lord and Master. ||3||

Unto each and every home, into each and every heart, this summons is sent out; the call comes each and every day.

Remember in meditation the One who summons us; O Nanak, that day is drawing near! ||4||1||20||

Raag Gauree Gwaarayree:
Third Mehl, Chau-Padas:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Meeting the Guru, we meet the Lord.
He Himself unites us in His Union.
My God knows all His Own Ways.

By the Hukam of His Command, He unites those who recognize the Word of the Shabad. ||1||

By the Fear of the True Guru, doubt and fear are dispelled.

Imbued with His Fear, we are absorbed in the Love of the True One. ||1||Pause||

Meeting the Guru, the Lord naturally dwells within the mind.

My God is Great and Almighty; His value cannot be estimated.

Through the Shabad, I praise Him; He has no end or limitations.

My God is the Forgiver. I pray that He may forgive me. ||2||

Meeting the Guru, all wisdom and understanding are obtained.

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 008

The mind becomes pure, when the True Lord dwells within.

When one dwells in Truth, all actions become true.

The ultimate action is to contemplate the Word of the Shabad. ||3||

Through the Guru, true service is performed.

How rare is that Gurmukh who recognizes the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

The Giver, the Great Giver, lives forever.

Nanak enshrines love for the Name of the Lord. ||4||1||21||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Third Mehl:

Those who obtain spiritual wisdom from the Guru are very rare.

Those who obtain this understanding from the Guru become acceptable.

Through the Guru, we intuitively contemplate the True One.

Through the Guru, the Gate of Liberation is found. ||1||

Through perfect good destiny, we come to meet the Guru.

The true ones are intuitively absorbed in the True Lord. ||1||Pause||

Meeting the Guru, the fire of desire is quenched.

Through the Guru, peace and tranquility come to dwell within the mind.

Through the Guru, we become pure, holy and true.

Through the Guru, we are absorbed in the Word of the Shabad. ||2||

Without the Guru, everyone wanders in doubt.
Without the Name, they suffer in terrible pain.
Those who meditate on the Naam become Gurmukh.

True honor is obtained through the Darshan, the Blessed Vision of the True Lord. ||3||

Why speak of any other? He alone is the Giver.

When He grants His Grace, union with the Shabad is obtained.

Meeting with my Beloved, I sing the Glorious Praises of the True Lord.

O Nanak, becoming true, I am absorbed in the True One. ||4||2||22||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Third Mehl:
True is that place, where the mind becomes pure.
True is the one who abides in Truth.

The True Bani of the Word is known throughout the four ages.

The True One Himself is everything. ||1||

Through the karma of good actions, one joins the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation.

Sing the Glories of the Lord, sitting in that place. ||1||Pause||

Burn this tongue, which loves duality,

which does not taste the sublime essence of the Lord, and which utters insipid words.

Without understanding, the body and mind become tasteless and insipid.

Without the Name, the miserable ones depart crying out in pain. ||2||

One whose tongue naturally and intuitively tastes the Lord's sublime essence, by Guru's Grace, is absorbed in the True Lord.

Imbued with Truth, one contemplates the Word of the Guru's Shabad,

and drinks in the Ambrosial Nectar, from the immaculate stream within. ||3||

The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is collected in the vessel of the mind.

Nothing is collected if the vessel is upside-down.

Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the Naam abides within the mind.

O Nanak, True is that vessel of the mind, which thirsts for the Shabad. ||4||3||23||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Third Mehl:

Some sing on and on, but their minds do not find happiness.

In egotism, they sing, but it is wasted uselessly.

Those who love the Naam, sing the song.

They contemplate the True Bani of the Word, and the Shabad. ||1||

They sing on and on, if it pleases the True Guru.

Their minds and bodies are embellished and adorned, attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

Some sing, and some perform devotional worship.

Without heart-felt love, the Naam is not obtained.

True devotional worship consists of love for the Word of the Guru's Shabad.

The devotee keeps his Beloved clasped tightly to his heart. ||2||

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 009

The fools perform devotional worship by showing off;

they dance and dance and jump all around, but they only suffer in terrible pain.

By dancing and jumping, devotional worship is not performed.

But one who dies in the Word of the Shabad, obtains devotional worship. ||3||

The Lord is the Lover of His devotees; He inspires them to perform devotional worship.

True devotional worship consists of eliminating selfishness and conceit from within.

My True God knows all ways and means.

O Nanak, He forgives those who recognize the Naam. ||4||4||24||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Third Mehl:

When someone kills and subdues his own mind, his wandering nature is also subdued.

Without such a death, how can one find the Lord?
Only a few know the medicine to kill the mind.

One whose mind dies in the Word of the Shabad, understands Him. ||1||

He grants greatness to those whom He forgives.

By Guru's Grace, the Lord comes to dwell within the mind. ||1||Pause||

The Gurmukh practices doing good deeds;
thus he comes to understand this mind.
The mind is like an elephant, drunk with wine.

The Guru is the rod which controls it, and shows it the way. ||2||

The mind is uncontrollable; how rare are those who subdue it.

Those who move the immovable become pure.
The Gurmukhs embellish and beautify this mind.

They eradicate egotism and corruption from within. ||3||

Those who, by pre-ordained destiny, are united in the Lord's Union,

are never separated from Him again; they are absorbed in the Shabad.

He Himself knows His Own Almighty Power.

O Nanak, the Gurmukh realizes the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||4||5||25||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Third Mehl:
The entire world has gone insane in egotism.

In the love of duality, it wanders deluded by doubt.

The mind is distracted by great anxiety; no one recognizes one's own self.

Occupied with their own affairs, their nights and days are passing away. ||1||

Meditate on the Lord in your hearts, O my Siblings of Destiny.

The Gurmukh's tongue savors the sublime essence of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

The Gurmukhs recognize the Lord in their own hearts;

they serve the Lord, the Life of the World. They are famous throughout the four ages.

They subdue egotism, and realize the Word of the Guru's Shabad.

God, the Architect of Destiny, showers His Mercy upon them. ||2||

True are those who merge into the Word of the Guru's Shabad;

they restrain their wandering mind and keep it steady.

The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is the nine treasures. It is obtained from the Guru.

By the Lord's Grace, the Lord comes to dwell in the mind. ||3||

Chanting the Name of the Lord, Raam, Raam, the body becomes peaceful and tranquil.

He dwells deep within - the pain of death does not touch Him.

He Himself is our Lord and Master; He is His Own Advisor.

O Nanak, serve the Lord forever; He is the treasure of glorious virtue. ||4||6||26||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Third Mehl:

Why forget Him, unto whom the soul and the breath of life belong?

Why forget Him, who is all-pervading?

Serving Him, one is honored and accepted in the Court of the Lord. ||1||

I am a sacrifice to the Name of the Lord.

If I were to forget You, at that very instant, I would die. ||1||Pause||

Those whom You Yourself have led astray, forget You.

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Thse who are in love with duality forget You.

The ignorant, self-willed manmukhs are consigned to reincarnation. ||2||

Those who are pleasing to the One Lord are assigned to His service and enshrine Him within their minds.

Through the Guru's Teachings, they are absorbed in the Lord's Name. ||3||

Those who have virtue as their treasure, contemplate spiritual wisdom.

Those who have virtue as their treasure, subdue egotism.

Nanak is a sacrifice to those who are attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||4||7||27||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Third Mehl:
You are Indescribable; how can I describe You?

Those who subdue their minds, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, are absorbed in You.

Your Glorious Virtues are countless; their value cannot be estimated. ||1||

The Word of His Bani belongs to Him; in Him, it is diffused.

Your Speech cannot be spoken; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, it is chanted. ||1||Pause||

Where the True Guru is - there is the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation.

Where the True Guru is - there, the Glorious Praises of the Lord are intuitively sung.

Where the True Guru is - there egotism is burnt away, through the Word of the Shabad. ||2||

The Gurmukhs serve Him; they obtain a place in the Mansion of His Presence.

The Gurmukhs enshrine the Naam within the mind.

The Gurmukhs worship the Lord, and are absorbed in the Naam. ||3||

The Giver Himself gives His Gifts,
as we enshrine love for the True Guru.

Nanak celebrates those who are attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||4||8||28||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Third Mehl:
All forms and colors come from the One Lord.
Air, water and fire are all kept together.

The Lord God beholds the many and various colors. ||1||

The One Lord is wondrous and amazing! He is the One, the One and Only.

How rare is that Gurmukh who meditates on the Lord. ||1||Pause||

God is naturally pervading all places.

Sometimes He is hidden, and sometimes He is revealed; thus God has made the world of His making.

He Himself wakes us from sleep. ||2||
No one can estimate His value,

although everyone has tried, over and over again, to describe Him.

Those who merge in the Word of the Guru's Shabad, come to understand the Lord. ||3||

They listen to the Shabad continually; beholding Him, they merge into Him.

They obtain glorious greatness by serving the Guru.

O Nanak, those who are attuned to the Name are absorbed in the Lord's Name. ||4||9||29||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Third Mehl:

The self-willed manmukhs are asleep, in love and attachment to Maya.

The Gurmukhs are awake, contemplating spiritual wisdom and the Glory of God.

Those humble beings who love the Naam, are awake and aware. ||1||

One who is awake to this intuitive wisdom does not fall asleep.

How rare are those humble beings who understand this through the Perfect Guru. ||1||Pause||

The unsaintly blockhead shall never understand.

He babbles on and on, but he is infatuated with Maya.

Blind and ignorant, he shall never be reformed. ||2||

In this age, salvation comes only from the Lord's Name.

How rare are those who contemplate the Word of the Guru's Shabad.

They save themselves, and save all their family and ancestors as well. ||3||

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In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, no one is interested in good karma, or Dharmic faith.

This Dark Age was born in the house of evil.

O Nanak, without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, no one is liberated. ||4||10||30||

Gauree, Third Mehl, Gwaarayree:
True is the Lord King, True is His Royal Command.

Those whose minds are attuned to the True, Carefree Lord enter the True Mansion of His Presence, and merge in the True Name. ||1||

Listen, O my mind: contemplate the Word of the Shabad.

Chant the Lord's Name, and cross over the terrifying world-ocean. ||1||Pause||

In doubt he comes, and in doubt he goes.
This world is born out of the love of duality.

The self-willed manmukh does not remember the Lord; he continues coming and going in reincarnation. ||2||

Does he himself go astray, or does God lead him astray?

This soul is enjoined to the service of someone else.

It earns only terrible pain, and this life is lost in vain. ||3||

Granting His Grace, He leads us to meet the True Guru.

Remembering the One Name, doubt is cast out from within.

O Nanak, chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the nine treasures of the Name are obtained. ||4||11||31||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Third Mehl:

Go and ask the Gurmukhs, who meditate on the Lord.

Serving the Guru, the mind is satisfied.
Those who earn the Lord's Name are wealthy.

Through the Perfect Guru, understanding is obtained. ||1||

Chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, O my Siblings of Destiny.

The Gurmukhs serve the Lord, and so they are accepted. ||1||Pause||

Those who recognize the self - their minds become pure.

They become Jivan-mukta, liberated while yet alive, and they find the Lord.

Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, the intellect becomes pure and sublime,

and they are easily and intuitively absorbed in the Lord. ||2||

In the love of duality, no one can serve the Lord.

In egotism and Maya, they are eating toxic poison.

They are emotionally attached to their children, family and home.

The blind, self-willed manmukhs come and go in reincarnation. ||3||

Those, unto whom the Lord bestows His Name, worship Him night and day, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad.

How rare are those who understand the Guru's Teachings!

O Nanak, they are absorbed in the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||4||12||32||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Third Mehl:

The Guru's service has been performed throughout the four ages.

Very few are those perfect ones who do this good deed.

The wealth of the Lord's Name is inexhaustible; it shall never be exhausted.

In this world, it brings a constant peace, and at the Lord's Gate, it brings honor. ||1||

O my mind, have no doubt about this.

Those Gurmukhs who serve, drink in the Ambrosial Nectar. ||1||Pause||

Those who serve the True Guru are the greatest people of the world.

They save themselves, and they redeem all their generations as well.

They keep the Name of the Lord clasped tightly to their hearts.

Attuned to the Naam, they cross over the terrifying world-ocean. ||2||

Serving the True Guru, the mind becomes humble forever.

Egotism is subdued, and the heart-lotus blossoms forth.

The Unstruck Melody vibrates, as they dwell within the home of the self.

Attuned to the Naam, they remain detached within their own home. ||3||

Serving the True Guru, their words are true.

Throughout the ages, the devotees chant and repeat these words.

Night and day, they meditate on the Lord, the Sustainer of the Earth.

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O Nanak, attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord, they are detached, in the perfect balance of Nirvaanaa. ||4||13||33||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Third Mehl:

Through great good fortune and high destiny, one meets the True Guru.

The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is constantly within the heart, and one enjoys the sublime essence of the Lord. ||1||

O mortal, become Gurmukh, and meditate on the Name of the Lord.

Be victorious in the game of life, and earn the profit of the Naam. ||1||Pause||

Spiritual wisdom and meditation come to those unto whom the Word of the Guru's Shabad is sweet.

By Guru's Grace, a few have tasted, and seen it. ||2||

They may perform all sorts of religious rituals and good actions,

but without the Name, the egotistical ones are cursed and doomed. ||3||

They are bound and gagged, and hung by Maya's noose;

O servant Nanak, they shall be released only by Guru's Grace. ||4||14||34||

Third Mehl, Gauree Bairaagan:

The clouds pour their rain down upon the earth, but isn't there water within the earth as well?

Water is contained within the earth; without feet, the clouds run around and let down their rain. ||1||

O Baba, get rid of your doubts like this.

As you act, so shall you become, and so you shall go and mingle. ||1||Pause||

As woman or man, what can anyone do?

The many and various forms are always Yours, O Lord; they shall merge again into You. ||2||

In countless incarnations, I went astray. Now that I have found You, I shall no longer wander.

It is His work; those who are absorbed in the Word of the Guru's Shabad come to know it well. ||3||

The Shabad is Yours; You are Yourself. Where is there any doubt?

O Nanak, one whose essence is merged with the Lord's essence does not have to enter the cycle of reincarnation again. ||4||1||15||35||

Gauree Bairaagan, Third Mehl:

The whole world is under the power of Death, bound by the love of duality.

The self-willed manmukhs do their deeds in ego; they receive their just rewards. ||1||

O my mind, focus your consciousness on the Guru's Feet.

As Gurmukh, you shall be awarded the treasure of the Naam. In the Court of the Lord, you shall be saved. ||1||Pause||

Through 8.4 million incarnations, people wander lost; in stubborn-mindedness, they come and go.

They do not realize the Word of the Guru's Shabad; they are reincarnated over and over again. ||2||

The Gurmukh understands his own self. The Lord's Name comes to dwell within the mind.

Imbued with devotion to the Lord's Name, night and day, he merges in peace. ||3||

When one's mind dies in the Shabad, one radiates faith and confidence, shedding egotism and corruption.

O servant Nanak, through the karma of good actions, the treasure of devotional worship and the Name of the Lord are attained. ||4||2||16||36||

Gauree Bairaagan, Third Mehl:

The Lord, Har, Har, has ordained that the soul is to stay in her parents' home for only a few short days.

Glorious is that soul-bride, who as Gurmukh, sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

She who cultivates virtue in her parents' home, shall obtain a home at her in-laws.

The Gurmukhs are intuitively absorbed into the Lord. The Lord is pleasing to their minds. ||1||

Our Husband Lord dwells in this world, and in the world beyond. Tell me, how can He be found?

The Immaculate Lord Himself is unseen. He unites us with Himself. ||1||Pause||

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God Himself bestows wisdom; meditate on the Name of the Lord.

By great good fortune, one meets the True Guru, who places the Ambrosial Nectar in the mouth.

When egotism and duality are eradicated, one intuitively merges in peace.

He Himself is All-pervading; He Himself links us to His Name. ||2||

The self-willed manmukhs, in their arrogant pride, do not find God; they are so ignorant and foolish!

They do not serve the True Guru, and in the end, they regret and repent, over and over again.

They are cast into the womb to be reincarnated, and within the womb, they rot.

As it pleases my Creator Lord, the self-willed manmukhs wander around lost. ||3||

My Lord God inscribed the full pre-ordained destiny upon the forehead.

When one meets the Great and Courageous Guru, one meditates on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har.

The Lord's Name is my mother and father; the Lord is my relative and brother.

O Lord, Har, Har, please forgive me and unite me with Yourself. Servant Nanak is a lowly worm. ||4||3||17||37||

Gauree Bairaagan, Third Mehl:

From the True Guru, I obtained spiritual wisdom; I contemplate the Lord's essence.

My polluted intellect was enlightened by chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

The distinction between Shiva and Shakti - mind and matter - has been destroyed, and the darkness has been dispelled.

The Lord's Name is loved by those, upon whose foreheads such pre-ordained destiny was written. ||1||

How can the Lord be obtained, O Saints? Seeing Him, my life is sustained.

Without the Lord, I cannot live, even for an instant. Unite me with the Guru, so that I may drink in the sublime essence of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and I listen to them daily; the Lord, Har, Har, has emancipated me.

I have obtained the Lord's essence from the Guru; my mind and body are drenched with it.

Blessed, blessed is the Guru, the True Being, who has blessed me with devotional worship of the Lord.

From the Guru, I have obtained the Lord; I have made Him my Guru. ||2||

The Sovereign Lord is the Giver of virtue. I am worthless and without virtue.

The sinners sink like stones; through the Guru's Teachings, the Lord carries us across.

You are the Giver of virtue, O Immaculate Lord; I am worthless and without virtue.

I have entered Your Sanctuary, Lord; please save me, as You have saved the idiots and fools. ||3||

Eternal celestial bliss comes through the Guru's Teachings, by meditating continually on the Lord, Har, Har.

I have obtained the Lord God as my Best Friend, within the home of my own self. I sing the Songs of Joy.

Please shower me with Your Mercy, O Lord God, that I may meditate on Your Name, Har, Har.

Servant Nanak begs for the dust of the feet of those who have found the True Guru. ||4||4||18||38||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fourth Mehl, Chau-Padas:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

The Pandit - the religious scholar - recites the Shaastras and the Simritees;

the Yogi cries out, "Gorakh, Gorakh".

But I am just a fool - I just chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. ||1||

I do not know what my condition shall be, Lord.

O my mind, vibrate and meditate on the Name of the Lord. You shall cross over the terrifying world-ocean. ||1||Pause||

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The Sannyaasee smears his body with ashes;

renouncing other men's women, he practices celibacy.

I am just a fool, Lord; I place my hopes in You! ||2||

The Kh'shaatriya acts bravely, and is recognized as a warrior.

The Shoodra and the Vaisha work and slave for others;

I am just a fool - I am saved by the Lord's Name. ||3||

The entire Universe is Yours; You Yourself permeate and pervade it.

O Nanak, the Gurmukhs are blessed with glorious greatness.

I am blind - I have taken the Lord as my Support. ||4||1||39||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fourth Mehl:

The Speech of the Lord is the most sublime speech, free of any attributes.

Vibrate on it, meditate on it, and join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

Cross over the terrifying world-ocean, listening to the Unspoken Speech of the Lord. ||1||

O Lord of the Universe, unite me with the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation.

My tongue savors the sublime essence of the Lord, singing the Lord's Glorious Praises. ||1||Pause||

Those humble beings who meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har

- please make me the slave of their slaves, Lord.

Serving Your slaves is the ultimate good deed. ||2||

One who chants the Speech of the Lord

- that humble servant is pleasing to my conscious mind.

Those who are blessed with great good fortune obtain the dust of the feet of the humble. ||3||

Those who are blessed with such pre-ordained destiny are in love with the humble Saints.

Those humble beings, O Nanak, are absorbed in the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||4||2||40||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fourth Mehl:
The mother loves to see her son eat.
The fish loves to bathe in the water.

The True Guru loves to place food in the mouth of His GurSikh. ||1||

If only I could meet those humble servants of the Lord, O my Beloved.

Meeting with them, my sorrows depart. ||1||Pause||

As the cow shows her love to her strayed calf when she finds it,

and as the bride shows her love for her husband when he returns home,

so does the Lord's humble servant love to sing the Praises of the Lord. ||2||

The rainbird loves the rainwater, falling in torrents;

the king loves to see his wealth on display.

The humble servant of the Lord loves to meditate on the Formless Lord. ||3||

The mortal man loves to accumulate wealth and property.

The GurSikh loves to meet and embrace the Guru.

Servant Nanak loves to kiss the feet of the Holy. ||4||3||41||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fourth Mehl:

The beggar loves to receive charity from the wealthy landlord.

The hungry person loves to eat food.

The GurSikh loves to find satisfaction by meeting the Guru. ||1||

O Lord, grant me the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan; I place my hopes in You, Lord.

Shower me with Your Mercy, and fulfill my longing. ||1||Pause||

The song-bird loves the sun shining in her face.

Meeting her Beloved, all her pains are left behind.

The GurSikh loves to gaze upon the Face of the Guru. ||2||

The calf loves to suck its mother's milk;
its heart blossoms forth upon seeing its mother.

The GurSikh loves to gaze upon the Face of the Guru. ||3||

All other loves and emotional attachment to Maya are false.

They shall pass away, like false and transitory decorations.

Servant Nanak is fulfilled, through the Love of the True Guru. ||4||4||42||

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Gauree Gwaarayree, Fourth Mehl:

Service to the True Guru is fruitful and rewarding;

meeting Him, I meditate on the Name of the Lord, the Lord Master.

So many are emancipated along with those who meditate on the Lord. ||1||

O GurSikhs, chant the Name of the Lord, O my Siblings of Destiny.

Chanting the Lord's Name, all sins are washed away. ||1||Pause||

When one meets the Guru, then the mind becomes centered.

The five passions, running wild, are brought to rest by meditating on the Lord.

Night and day, within the body-village, the Glorious Praises of the Lord are sung. ||2||

Those who apply the dust of the Feet of the True Guru to their faces,

renounce falsehood and enshrine love for the Lord.

Their faces are radiant in the Court of the Lord, O Siblings of Destiny. ||3||

Service to the Guru is pleasing to the Lord Himself.

Even Krishna and Balbhadar meditated on the Lord, falling at the Guru's Feet.

O Nanak, the Lord Himself saves the Gurmukhs. ||4||5||43||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fourth Mehl:

The Lord Himself is the Yogi, who wields the staff of authority.

The Lord Himself practices tapa - intense self-disciplined meditation; He is deeply absorbed in His primal trance. ||1||

Such is my Lord, who is all-pervading everywhere.

He dwells near at hand - the Lord is not far away. ||1||Pause||

The Lord Himself is the Word of the Shabad. He Himself is the awareness, attuned to its music.

The Lord Himself beholds, and He Himself blossoms forth.

The Lord Himself chants, and the Lord Himself inspires others to chant. ||2||

He Himself is the rainbird, and the Ambrosial Nectar raining down.

The Lord is the Ambrosial Nectar; He Himself leads us to drink it in.

The Lord Himself is the Doer; He Himself is our Saving Grace. ||3||

The Lord Himself is the Boat, the Raft and the Boatman.

The Lord Himself, through the Guru's Teachings, saves us.

O Nanak, the Lord Himself carries us across to the other side. ||4||6||44||

Gauree Bairaagan, Fourth Mehl:

O Master, You are my Banker. I receive only that capital which You give me.

I would purchase the Lord's Name with love, if You Yourself, in Your Mercy, would sell it to me. ||1||

I am the merchant, the peddler of the Lord.

I trade in the merchandise and capital of the Lord's Name. ||1||Pause||

I have earned the profit, the wealth of devotional worship of the Lord. I have become pleasing to the Mind of the Lord, the True Banker.

I chant and meditate on the Lord, loading the merchandise of the Lord's Name. The Messenger of Death, the tax collector, does not even approach me. ||2||

Those traders who trade in other merchandise, are caught up in the endless waves of the pain of Maya.

According to the business in which the Lord has placed them, so are the rewards they obtain. ||3||

People trade in the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, when the God shows His Mercy and bestows it.

Servant Nanak serves the Lord, the Banker; he shall never again be called to render his account. ||4||1||7||45||

Gauree Bairaagan, Fourth Mehl:

The mother nourishes the fetus in the womb, hoping for a son,

who will grow and earn and give her money to enjoy herself.

In just the same way, the humble servant of the Lord loves the Lord, who extends His Helping Hand to us. ||1||

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O my Lord, I am so foolish; save me, O my Lord God!

Your servant's praise is Your Own Glorious Greatness. ||1||Pause||

Those whose minds are pleased by the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har, are joyful in the palaces of their own homes.

Their mouths savor all the sweet delicacies when they sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

The Lord's humble servants are the saviors of their families; they save their families for twenty-one generations - they save the entire world! ||2||

Whatever has been done, has been done by the Lord; it is the Glorious Greatness of the Lord.

O Lord, in Your creatures, You are pervading; You inspire them to worship You.

The Lord leads us to the treasure of devotional worship; He Himself bestows it. ||3||

I am a slave, purchased in Your market; what clever tricks do I have?

If the Lord were to set me upon a throne, I would still be His slave. If I were a grass-cutter, I would still chant the Lord's Name.

Servant Nanak is the slave of the Lord; contemplate the Glorious Greatness of the Lord||4||2||8||46||

Gauree Bairaagan, Fourth Mehl:
The farmers love to work their farms;

they plow and work the fields, so that their sons and daughters may eat.

In just the same way, the Lord's humble servants chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, and in the end, the Lord shall save them. ||1||

I am foolish - save me, O my Lord!

O Lord, enjoin me to work and serve the Guru, the True Guru. ||1||Pause||

The traders buy horses, planning to trade them.

They hope to earn wealth; their attachment to Maya increases.

In just the same way, the Lord's humble servants chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; chanting the Lord's Name, they find peace. ||2||

The shop-keepers collect poison, sitting in their shops, carrying on their business.

Their love is false, their displays are false, and they are engrossed in falsehood.

In just the same way, the Lord's humble servants gather the wealth of the Lord's Name; they take the Lord's Name as their supplies. ||3||

This emotional attachment to Maya and family, and the love of duality, is a noose around the neck.

Following the Guru's Teachings, the humble servants are carried across; they become the slaves of the Lord's slaves.

Servant Nanak meditates on the Naam; the Gurmukh is enlightened. ||4||3||9||47||

Gauree Bairaagan, Fourth Mehl:

Continuously, day and night, they are gripped by greed and deluded by doubt.

The slaves labor in slavery, carrying the loads upon their heads.

That humble being who serves the Guru is put to work by the Lord in His Home. ||1||

O my Lord, please break these bonds of Maya, and put me to work in Your Home.

I continuously sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord; I am absorbed in the Lord's Name. ||1||Pause||

Mortal men work for kings, all for the sake of wealth and Maya.

But the king either imprisons them, or fines them, or else dies himself.

Blessed, rewarding and fruitful is the service of the True Guru; through it, I chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, and I have found peace. ||2||

Everyday, people carry on their business, with all sorts of devices to earn interest, for the sake of Maya.

If they earn a profit, they are pleased, but their hearts are broken by losses.

One who is worthy, becomes a partner with the Guru, and finds a lasting peace forever. ||3||

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The more one feels hunger for other tastes and pleasures, the more this hunger persists.

Those unto whom the Lord Himself shows mercy, sell their head to the Guru.

Servant Nanak is satisfied by the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. He shall never feel hungry again. ||4||4||10||48||

Gauree Bairaagan, Fourth Mehl:

Within my conscious mind is the constant longing for the Lord. How can I behold the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, Lord?

One who loves the Lord knows this; the Lord is very dear to my conscious mind.

I am a sacrifice to my Guru, who has re-united me with my Creator Lord; I was separated from Him for such a long time! ||1||

O my Lord, I am a sinner; I have come to Your Sanctuary, and fallen at Your Door, Lord.

My intellect is worthless; I am filthy and polluted. Please shower me with Your Mercy sometime. ||1||Pause||

My demerits are so many and numerous. I have sinned so many times, over and over again. O Lord, they cannot be counted.

You, Lord, are the Merciful Treasure of Virtue. When it pleases You, Lord, You forgive me.

I am a sinner, saved only by the Company of the Guru. He has bestowed the Teachings of the Lord's Name, which saves me. ||2||

What Glorious Virtues of Yours can I describe, O my True Guru? When the Guru speaks, I am transfixed with wonder.

Can anyone else save a sinner like me? The True Guru has protected and saved me.

O Guru, You are my father. O Guru, You are my mother. O Guru, You are my relative, companion and friend. ||3||

My condition, O my True Guru - that condition, O Lord, is known only to You.

I was rolling around in the dirt, and no one cared for me at all. In the Company of the Guru, the True Guru, I, the worm, have been raised up and exalted.

Blessed, blessed is the Guru of servant Nanak; meeting Him, all my sorrows and troubles have come to an end. ||4||5||11||49||

Gauree Bairaagan, Fourth Mehl:

The soul of the man is lured by gold and women; emotional attachment to Maya is so sweet to him.

The mind has become attached to the pleasures of houses, palaces, horses and other enjoyments.

The Lord God does not even enter his thoughts; how can he be saved, O my Lord King? ||1||

O my Lord, these are my lowly actions, O my Lord.

O Lord, Har, Har, Treasure of Virtue, Merciful Lord: please bless me with Your Grace and forgive me for all my mistakes. ||1||Pause||

I have no beauty, no social status, no manners.

With what face am I to speak? I have no virtue at all; I have not chanted Your Name.

I am a sinner, saved only by the Company of the Guru. This is the generous blessing of the True Guru. ||2||

He gave all beings souls, bodies, mouths, noses and water to drink.

He gave them corn to eat, clothes to wear, and other pleasures to enjoy.

But they do not remember the One who gave them all this. The animals think that they made themselves! ||3||

You made them all; You are all-pervading. You are the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts.

What can these wretched creatures do? This whole drama is Yours, O Lord and Master.

Servant Nanak was purchased in the slave-market. He is the slave of the Lord's slaves. ||4||6||12||50||

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Gauree Bairaagan, Fourth Mehl:

Just as the mother, having given birth to a son, feeds him and keeps him in her vision

- indoors and outdoors, she puts food in his mouth; each and every moment, she caresses him.

In just the same way, the True Guru protects His GurSikhs, who love their Beloved Lord. ||1||

O my Lord, we are just the ignorant children of our Lord God.

Hail, hail, to the Guru, the Guru, the True Guru, the Divine Teacher who has made me wise through the Lord's Teachings. ||1||Pause||

The white flamingo circles through the sky,

but she keeps her young ones in her mind; she has left them behind, but she constantly remembers them in her heart.

In just the same way, the True Guru loves His Sikhs. The Lord cherishes His GurSikhs, and keeps them clasped to His Heart. ||2||

Just as the tongue, made of flesh and blood, is protected within the scissors of the thirty-two teeth

- who thinks that the power lies in the flesh or the scissors? Everything is in the Power of the Lord.

In just the same way, when someone slanders the Saint, the Lord preserves the honor of His servant. ||3||

O Siblings of Destiny, let none think that they have any power. All act as the Lord causes them to act.

Old age, death, fever, poisons and snakes - everything is in the Hands of the Lord. Nothing can touch anyone without the Lord's Order.

Within your conscious mind, O servant Nanak, meditate forever on the Name of the Lord, who shall deliver you in the end. ||4||7||13||51||

Gauree Bairaagan, Fourth Mehl:

Meeting Him, the mind is filled with bliss. He is called the True Guru.

Double-mindedness departs, and the supreme status of the Lord is obtained. ||1||

How can I meet my Beloved True Guru?

Each and every moment, I humbly bow to Him. How will I meet my Perfect Guru? ||1||Pause||

Granting His Grace, the Lord has led me to meet my Perfect True Guru.

The desire of His humble servant has been fulfilled. I have received the dust of the Feet of the True Guru. ||2||

Those who meet the True Guru implant devotional worship to the Lord, and listen to this devotional worship of the Lord.

They never suffer any loss; they continually earn the profit of the Lord. ||3||

One whose heart blossoms forth, is not in love with duality.

O Nanak, meeting the Guru, one is saved, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||4||8||14||52||

Fourth Mehl, Gauree Poorbee:

The Merciful Lord God showered me with His Mercy; with mind and body and mouth, I chant the Lord's Name.

As Gurmukh, I have been dyed in the deep and lasting color of the Lord's Love. The robe of my body is drenched with His Love. ||1||

I am the maid-servant of my Lord God.

When my mind surrendered to the Lord, He made all the world my slave. ||1||Pause||

Consider this well, O Saints, O Siblings of Destiny - search your own hearts, seek and find Him there.

The Beauty and the Light of the Lord, Har, Har, is present in all. In all places, the Lord dwells near by, close at hand. ||2||

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The Lord, Har, Har, dwells close by, all over the world. He is Infinite, All-powerful and Immeasurable.

The Perfect Guru has revealed the Lord, Har, Har, to me. I have sold my head to the Guru. ||3||

O Dear Lord, inside and outside, I am in the protection of Your Sanctuary; You are the Greatest of the Great, All-powerful Lord.

Servant Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, night and day, meeting the Guru, the True Guru, the Divine Intermediary. ||4||1||15||53||

Gauree Poorbee, Fourth Mehl:

Life of the World, Infinite Lord and Master, Master of the Universe, All-powerful Architect of Destiny.

Whichever way You turn me, O my Lord and Master, that is the way I shall go. ||1||

O Lord, my mind is attuned to the Lord's Love.

Joining the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, I have obtained the sublime essence of the Lord. I am absorbed in the Name of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

The Lord, Har, Har, and the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is the panacea, the medicine for the world. The Lord, and the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, bring peace and tranquility.

Those who partake of the Lord's sublime essence, through the Guru's Teachings - their sins and sufferings are all eliminated. ||2||

Those who have such pre-ordained destiny inscribed on their foreheads, bathe in the pool of contentment of the Guru.

The filth of evil-mindedness is totally washed away, from those who are imbued with the Love of the Lord's Name. ||3||

O Lord, You Yourself are Your Own Master, O God. There is no other Giver as Great as You.

Servant Nanak lives by the Naam, the Name of the Lord; by the Lord's Mercy, he chants the Lord's Name. ||4||2||16||54||

Gauree Poorbee, Fourth Mehl:

Show Mercy to me, O Life of the World, O Great Giver, so that my mind may merge with the Lord.

The True Guru has bestowed His most pure and sacred Teachings. Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, Har, my mind is transfixed and enraptured. ||1||

O Lord, my mind and body have been pierced through by the True Lord.

The whole world is caught and held in the mouth of Death. Through the Teachings of the Guru, the True Guru, O Lord, I am saved. ||1||Pause||

Those who are not in love with the Lord are foolish and false - they are faithless cynics.

They suffer the most extreme agonies of birth and death; they die over and over again, and they rot away in manure. ||2||

You are the Merciful Cherisher of those who seek Your Sanctuary. I beg of You: please grant me Your gift, Lord.

Make me the slave of the Lord's slaves, so that my mind might dance in Your Love. ||3||

He Himself is the Great Banker; God is our Lord and Master. I am His petty merchant.

My mind, body and soul are all Your capital assets. You, O God, are the True Banker of servant Nanak. ||4||3||17||55||

Gauree Poorbee, Fourth Mehl:

You are Merciful, the Destroyer of all pain. Please give me Your Ear and listen to my prayer.

Please unite me with the True Guru, my breath of life; through Him, O my Lord and Master, You are known. ||1||

O Lord, I acknowledge the True Guru as the Supreme Lord God.

I am foolish and ignorant, and my intellect is impure. Through the Teachings of the Guru, the True Guru, O Lord, I come to know You. ||1||Pause||

All the pleasures and enjoyments which I have seen - I have found them all to be bland and insipid.

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I have tasted the Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, by meeting the True Guru. It is sweet, like the juice of the sugarcane. ||2||

Those who have not met the Guru, the True Guru, are foolish and insane - they are faithless cynics.

Those who were pre-ordained to have no good karma at all - gazing into the lamp of emotional attachment, they are burnt, like moths in a flame. ||3||

Those whom You, in Your Mercy, have met, Lord, are committed to Your Service.

Servant Nanak chants the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, Har. He is famous, and through the Guru's Teachings, He merges in the Name. ||4||4||18||56||

Gauree Poorbee, Fourth Mehl:

O my mind, God is always with you; He is your Lord and Master. Tell me, where could you run to get away from the Lord?

The True Lord God Himself grants forgiveness; we are emancipated only when the Lord Himself emancipates us. ||1||

O my mind, chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, Har - chant it in your mind.

Quickly now, run to the Sanctuary of the True Guru, O my mind; following the Guru, the True Guru, you shall be saved. ||1||Pause||

O my mind, serve God, the Giver of all peace; serving Him, you shall come to dwell in your own home deep within.

As Gurmukh, go and enter your own home; anoint yourself with the sandalwood oil of the Lord's Praises. ||2||

O my mind, the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har, Har, Har, Har, are exalted and sublime. Earn the profit of the Lord's Name, and let your mind be happy.

If the Lord, Har, Har, in His Mercy, bestows it, then we partake of the ambrosial essence of the Lord's Name. ||3||

O my mind, without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and attached to duality, those faithless cynics are strangled by the Messenger of Death.

Such faithless cynics, who have forgotten the Naam, are thieves. O my mind, do not even go near them. ||4||

O my mind, serve the Unknowable and Immaculate Lord, the Man-lion; serving Him, your account will be cleared.

The Lord God has made servant Nanak perfect; he is not diminished by even the tiniest particle. ||5||5||19||57||

Gauree Poorbee, Fourth Mehl:

My breath of life is in Your Power, God; my soul and body are totally Yours.

Be merciful to me, and show me the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. There is such a great longing within my mind and body! ||1||

O my Lord, there is such a great longing within my mind and body to meet the Lord.

When the Guru, the Merciful Guru, showed just a little mercy to me, my Lord God came and met me. ||1||Pause||

Whatever is in my conscious mind, O Lord and Master - that condition of mine is known only to You, Lord.

Night and day, I chant Your Name, and I find peace. I live by placing my hopes in You, Lord. ||2||

The Guru, the True Guru, the Giver, has shown me the Way; my Lord God came and met me.

Night and day, I am filled with bliss; by great good fortune, all of the hopes of His humble servant have been fulfilled. ||3||

O Lord of the World, Master of the Universe, everything is under Your control.

Servant Nanak has come to Your Sanctuary, Lord; please, preserve the honor of Your humble servant. ||4||6||20||58||

Gauree Poorbee, Fourth Mehl:

This mind does not hold still, even for an instant. Distracted by all sorts of distractions, it wanders around aimlessly in the ten directions.

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I have found the Perfect Guru, through great good fortune; He has given me the Mantra of the Lord's Name, and my mind has become quiet and tranquil. ||1||

O Lord, I am the slave of the True Guru. ||1||Pause||

My forehead has been branded with His brand; I owe such a great debt to the Guru.

He has been so generous and kind to me; He has carried me across the treacherous and terrifying world-ocean. ||2||

Those who do not have love for the Lord within their hearts, harbor only false intentions and goals.

As paper breaks down and dissolves in water, the self-willed manmukh wastes away in arrogant pride. ||3||

I know nothing, and I do not know the future; as the Lord keeps me, so do I stand.

For my failings and mistakes, O Guru, grant me Your Grace; servant Nanak is Your obedient dog. ||4||7||21||59||

Gauree Poorbee, Fourth Mehl:

The body-village is filled to overflowing with sexual desire and anger, which were broken into bits when I met with the Holy Saint.

By pre-ordained destiny, I have met with the Guru. I have entered into the realm of the Lord's Love. ||1||

Greet the Holy Saint with your palms pressed together; this is an act of great merit.

Bow down before Him; this is a virtuous action indeed. ||1||Pause||

The wicked shaaktas, the faithless cynics, do not know the taste of the Lord's sublime essence. The thorn of egotism is embedded deep within them.

The more they walk away, the deeper it sticks into them, and the more they suffer in pain, until finally, the Messenger of Death smashes his club against their heads. ||2||

The humble servants of the Lord are absorbed in the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. The pain of birth and the fear of death are eradicated.

They have obtained the Imperishable Supreme Being, the Transcendent Lord God, and they obtain great honor throughout all the worlds and realms. ||3||

I am poor and meek, God, but I am Yours! Save me, please save me, O Greatest of the Great!

Servant Nanak takes the Sustenance and Support of the Naam. In the Name of the Lord, he enjoys celestial peace. ||4||8||22||60||

Gauree Poorbee, Fourth Mehl:

Within this body-fortress is the Lord, the Sovereign Lord King, but the stubborn ones do not find the taste.

When the Lord, Merciful to the meek, showed His Mercy, I found and tasted it, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||1||

Lovingly focused upon the Guru, the Kirtan of the Lord's Praise has become sweet to me. ||1||Pause||

The Lord, the Supreme Lord God, is Inaccessible and Unfathomable. Those who are committed to the True Guru, the Divine Intermediary, meet the Lord.

Those whose hearts are pleased with the Guru's Teachings - the Lord's Presence is revealed to them. ||2||

The hearts of the self-willed manmukhs are hard and cruel; their inner beings are dark.

Even if the poisonous snake is fed large amounts of milk, it will still yield only poison. ||3||

O Lord God, please unite me with the Holy Guru, so that I might joyfully grind and eat the Shabad.

Servant Nanak is the slave of the Guru; in the Sangat, the Holy Congregation, the bitter becomes sweet. ||4||9||23||61||

Gauree Poorbee, Fourth Mehl:

For the sake of the Lord, Har, Har, I have sold my body to the Perfect Guru.

The True Guru, the Giver, has implanted the Naam, the Name of the Lord, within me. A very blessed and fortunate destiny is recorded upon my forehead. ||1||

Through the Guru's Teachings, I am lovingly centered on the Lord. ||1||Pause||

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The All-pervading Sovereign Lord King is contained in each and every heart. Through the Guru, and the Word of the Guru's Shabad, I am lovingly centered on the Lord.

Cutting my mind and body into pieces, I offer them to my Guru. The Guru's Teachings have dispelled my doubt and fear. ||2||

In the darkness, the Guru has lit the lamp of the Guru's wisdom; I am lovingly focused on the Lord.

The darkness of ignorance has been dispelled, and my mind has been awakened; within the home of my inner being, I have found the genuine article. ||3||

The vicious hunters, the faithless cynics, are hunted down by the Messenger of Death.

They have not sold their heads to the True Guru; those wretched, unfortunate ones continue coming and going in reincarnation. ||4||

Hear my prayer, O God, my Lord and Master: I beg for the Sanctuary of the Lord God.

Servant Nanak's honor and respect is the Guru; he has sold his head to the True Guru. ||5||10||24||62||

Gauree Poorbee, Fourth Mehl:

I am egotistical and conceited, and my intellect is ignorant. Meeting the Guru, my selfishness and conceit have been abolished.

The illness of egotism is gone, and I have found peace. Blessed, blessed is the Guru, the Sovereign Lord King. ||1||

I have found the Lord, through the Teachings of the Guru. ||1||Pause||

My heart is filled with love for the Sovereign Lord King; the Guru has shown me the path and the way to find Him.

My soul and body all belong to the Guru; I was separated, and He has led me into the Lord's Embrace. ||2||

Deep within myself, I would love to see the Lord; the Guru has inspired me to see Him within my heart.

Within my mind, intuitive peace and bliss have arisen; I have sold myself to the Guru. ||3||

I am a sinner - I have committed so many sins; I am a villainous, thieving thief.

Now, Nanak has come to the Lord's Sanctuary; preserve my honor, Lord, as it pleases Your Will. ||4||11||25||63||

Gauree Poorbee, Fourth Mehl:

Through the Guru's Teachings, the unstruck music resounds; through the Guru's Teachings, the mind sings.

By great good fortune, I received the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan. Blessed, blessed is the Guru, who has led me to love the Lord. ||1||

The Gurmukh is lovingly centered on the Lord. ||1||Pause||

My Lord and Master is the Perfect True Guru. My mind works to serve the Guru.

I massage and wash the Feet of the Guru, who recites the Sermon of the Lord. ||2||

The Teachings of the Guru are in my heart; the Lord is the Source of nectar. My tongue sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

My mind is immersed in, and drenched with the Lord's essence. Fulfilled with the Lord's Love, I shall never feel hunger again. ||3||

People try all sorts of things, but without the Lord's Mercy, His Name is not obtained.

The Lord has showered His Mercy upon servant Nanak; through the wisdom of the Guru's Teachings, he has enshrined the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||4||12||26||64||

Raag Gauree Maajh, Fourth Mehl:

O my soul, as Gurmukh, do this deed: chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

Make that teaching your mother, that it may teach you to keep the Lord's Name in your mouth.

Let contentment be your father; the Guru is the Primal Being, beyond birth or incarnation.

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By great good fortune, you shall meet with the Lord. ||1||

I have met the Guru, the Yogi, the Primal Being; I am delighted with His Love.

The Guru is imbued with the Love of the Lord; He dwells forever in Nirvaanaa.

By great good fortune, I met the most accomplished and all-knowing Lord.

My mind and body are drenched in the Love of the Lord. ||2||

Come, O Saints - let's meet together and chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

In the Sangat, the Holy Congregation, let's earn the lasting profit of the Naam.

Let's serve the Saints, and drink in the Ambrosial Nectar.

By one's karma and pre-ordained destiny, they are met. ||3||

In the month of Saawan, the clouds of Ambrosial Nectar hang over the world.

The peacock of the mind chirps, and receives the Word of the Shabad, in its mouth;

the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord rains down, and the Sovereign Lord King is met.

Servant Nanak is imbued with the Love of the Lord. ||4||1||27||65||

Gauree Maajh, Fourth Mehl:
Come, O sisters - let's make virtue our charms.

Let's join the Saints, and enjoy the pleasure of the Lord's Love.

The lamp of the Guru's spiritual wisdom burns steadily in my mind.

The Lord, being pleased and moved by pity, has led me to meet Him. ||1||

My mind and body are filled with love for my Darling Lord.

The True Guru, the Divine Intermediary, has united me with my Friend.

I offer my mind to the Guru, who has led me to meet my God.

I am forever a sacrifice to the Lord. ||2||

Dwell, O my Beloved, dwell, O my Lord of the Universe; O Lord, show mercy to me and come to dwell within my mind.

I have obtained the fruits of my mind's desires, O my Lord of the Universe; I am transfixed with ecstasy, gazing upon the Perfect Guru.

The happy soul-brides receive the Lord's Name, O my Lord of the Universe; night and day, their minds are blissful and happy.

By great good fortune, the Lord is found, O my Lord of the Universe; earning profit continually, the mind laughs with joy. ||3||

The Lord Himself creates, and the Lord Himself beholds; the Lord Himself assigns all to their tasks.

Some partake of the bounty of the Lord's favor, which never runs out, while others receive only a handful.

Some sit upon thrones as kings, and enjoy constant pleasures, while others must beg for charity.

The Word of the Shabad is pervading in everyone, O my Lord of the Universe; servant Nanak meditates on the Naam. ||4||2||28||66||

Gauree Maajh, Fourth Mehl:

From within my mind, from within my mind, O my Lord of the Universe, I am imbued with the Love of the Lord, from within my mind.

The Lord's Love is with me, but it cannot be seen, O my Lord of the Universe; the Perfect Guru has led me to see the unseen.

He has revealed the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, O my Lord of the Universe; all poverty and pain have departed.

I have obtained the supreme status of the Lord, O my Lord of the Universe; by great good fortune, I am absorbed in the Naam. ||1||

With his eyes, O my Beloved, with his eyes, O my Lord of the Universe - has anyone ever seen the Lord God with his eyes?

My mind and body are sad and depressed, O my Lord of the Universe; without her Husband Lord, the soul-bride is withering away.

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Meeting the Saints, O my Lord of the Universe, I have found my Lord God, my Companion, my Best Friend.

The Lord, the Life of the World, has come to meet me, O my Lord of the Universe. The night of my life now passes in peace. ||2||

O Saints, unite me with my Lord God, my Best Friend; my mind and body are hungry for Him.

I cannot survive without seeing my Beloved; deep within, I feel the pain of separation from the Lord.

The Sovereign Lord King is my Beloved, my Best Friend. Through the Guru, I have met Him, and my mind has been rejuvenated.

The hopes of my mind and body have been fulfilled, O my Lord of the Universe; meeting the Lord, my mind vibrates with joy. ||3||

A sacrifice, O my Lord of the Universe, a sacrifice, O my Beloved; I am forever a sacrifice to You.

My mind and body are filled with love for my Husband Lord; O my Lord of the Universe, please preserve my assets.

Unite me with the True Guru, Your Advisor, O my Lord of the Universe; through His guidance, He shall lead me to the Lord.

I have obtained the Lord's Name, by Your Mercy, O my Lord of the Universe; servant Nanak has entered Your Sanctuary. ||4||3||29||67||

Gauree Maajh, Fourth Mehl:

Playful is my Lord of the Universe; playful is my Beloved. My Lord God is wondrous and playful.

The Lord Himself created Krishna, O my Lord of the Universe; the Lord Himself is the milkmaids who seek Him.

The Lord Himself enjoys every heart, O my Lord of the Universe; He Himself is the Ravisher and the Enjoyer.

The Lord is All-knowing - He cannot be fooled, O my Lord of the Universe. He is the True Guru, the Yogi. ||1||

He Himself created the world, O my Lord of the Universe; the Lord Himself plays in so many ways!

Some enjoy enjoyments, O my Lord of the Universe, while others wander around naked, the poorest of the poor.

He Himself created the world, O my Lord of the Universe; the Lord gives His gifts to all who beg for them.

His devotees have the Support of the Naam, O my Lord of the Universe; they beg for the sublime sermon of the Lord. ||2||

The Lord Himself inspires His devotees to worship Him, O my Lord of the Universe; the Lord fulfills the desires of the minds of His devotees.

He Himself is permeating and pervading the waters and the lands, O my Lord of the Universe; He is All-pervading - He is not far away.

The Lord Himself is within the self, and outside as well, O my Lord of the Universe; the Lord Himself is fully pervading everywhere.

The Lord, the Supreme Soul, is diffused everywhere, O my Lord of the Universe. The Lord Himself beholds all; His Immanent Presence is pervading everywhere. ||3||

O Lord, the music of the praanic wind is deep within, O my Lord of the Universe; as the Lord Himself plays this music, so does it vibrate and resound.

O Lord, the treasure of the Naam is deep within, O my Lord of the Universe; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the Lord God is revealed.

He Himself leads us to enter His Sanctuary, O my Lord of the Universe; the Lord preserves the honor of His devotees.

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By great good fortune, one joins the Sangat, the Holy Congregation, O my Lord of the Universe; O servant Nanak, through the Naam, one's affairs are resolved. ||4||4||30||68||

Gauree Maajh, Fourth Mehl:

The Lord has implanted a longing for the Lord's Name within me.

I have met the Lord God, my Best Friend, and I have found peace.

Beholding my Lord God, I live, O my mother.
The Lord's Name is my Friend and Brother. ||1||

O Dear Saints, sing the Glorious Praises of my Lord God.

As Gurmukh, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord, O very fortunate ones.

The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is my soul and my breath of life.

I shall never again have to cross over the terrifying world-ocean. ||2||

How shall I behold my Lord God? My mind and body yearn for Him.

Unite me with the Lord, Dear Saints; my mind is in love with Him.

Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, I have found the Sovereign Lord, my Beloved.

O very fortunate ones, chant the Name of the Lord. ||3||

Within my mind and body, there is such a great longing for God, the Lord of the Universe.

Unite me with the Lord, Dear Saints. God, the Lord of the Universe, is so close to me.

Through the Teachings of the True Guru, the Naam is always revealed;

the desires of servant Nanak's mind have been fulfilled. ||4||5||31||69||

Gauree Maajh, Fourth Mehl:
If I receive my Love, the Naam, then I live.

In the temple of the mind, is the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord; through the Guru's Teachings, we drink it in.

My mind is drenched with the Love of the Lord. I continually drink in the sublime essence of the Lord.

I have found the Lord within my mind, and so I live. ||1||

The arrow of the Lord's Love has pierced by mind and body.

The Lord, the Primal Being, is All-knowing; He is my Beloved and my Best Friend.

The Saintly Guru has united me with the All-knowing and All-seeing Lord.

I am a sacrifice to the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||2||

I seek my Lord, Har, Har, my Intimate, my Best Friend.

Show me the way to the Lord, Dear Saints; I am searching all over for Him.

The Kind and Compassionate True Guru has shown me the Way, and I have found the Lord.

Through the Name of the Lord, I am absorbed in the Naam. ||3||

I am consumed with the pain of separation from the Love of the Lord.

The Guru has fulfilled my desire, and I have received the Ambrosial Nectar in my mouth.

The Lord has become merciful, and now I meditate on the Name of the Lord.

Servant Nanak has obtained the sublime essence of the Lord. ||4||6||20||18||32||70||

Fifth Mehl, Raag Gauree Gwaarayree, Chau-Padas:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

How can happiness be found, O my Siblings of Destiny?

How can the Lord, our Help and Support, be found? ||1||Pause||

There is no happiness in owning one's own home, in all of Maya,

or in lofty mansions casting beautiful shadows.

In fraud and greed, this human life is being wasted. ||1||

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He is pleased at the sight of his elephants and horses

and his armies assembled, his servants and his soldiers.

But the noose of egotism is tightening around his neck. ||2||

His rule may extend in all ten directions;
he may revel in pleasures, and enjoy many women

- but he is just a beggar, who in his dream, is a king. ||3||

The True Guru has shown me that there is only one pleasure.

Whatever the Lord does, is pleasing to the Lord's devotee.

Servant Nanak has abolished his ego, and he is absorbed in the Lord. ||4||

This is the way to find happiness, O my Siblings of Destiny.

This is the way to find the Lord, our Help and Support. ||1||Second Pause||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:
Why do you doubt? What do you doubt?
God is pervading the water, the land and the sky.

The Gurmukhs are saved, while the self-willed manmukhs lose their honor. ||1||

One who is protected by the Merciful Lord
- no one else can rival him. ||1||Pause||
The Infinite One is pervading among all.
So sleep in peace, and don't worry.
He knows everything which happens. ||2||

The self-willed manmukhs are dying in the thirst of duality.

They wander lost through countless incarnations; this is their pre-ordained destiny.

As they plant, so shall they harvest. ||3||

Beholding the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan, my mind has blossomed forth.

And now everywhere I look, God is revealed to me.

Servant Nanak's hopes have been fulfilled by the Lord. ||4||2||71||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:

In so many incarnations, you were a worm and an insect;

in so many incarnations, you were an elephant, a fish and a deer.

In so many incarnations, you were a bird and a snake.

In so many incarnations, you were yoked as an ox and a horse. ||1||

Meet the Lord of the Universe - now is the time to meet Him.

After so very long, this human body was fashioned for you. ||1||Pause||

In so many incarnations, you were rocks and mountains;

in so many incarnations, you were aborted in the womb;

in so many incarnations, you developed branches and leaves;

you wandered through 8.4 million incarnations. ||2||

Through the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you obtained this human life.

Do seva - selfless service; follow the Guru's Teachings, and vibrate the Lord's Name, Har, Har.

Abandon pride, falsehood and arrogance.

Remain dead while yet alive, and you shall be welcomed in the Court of the Lord. ||3||

Whatever has been, and whatever shall be, comes from You, Lord.

No one else can do anything at all.

We are united with You, when You unite us with Yourself.

Says Nanak, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. ||4||3||72||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:

In the field of karma, plant the seed of the Naam.

Your works shall be brought to fruition.

You shall obtain these fruits, and the fear of death shall be dispelled.

Sing continually the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. ||1||

Keep the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, enshrined in your heart,

and your affairs shall be quickly resolved. ||1||Pause||

Be always attentive to your God;
thus you shall be honored in His Court.
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Give up all your clever tricks and devices,
and hold tight to the Feet of the Saints. ||2||
The One, who holds all creatures in His Hands,

is never separated from them; He is with them all.

Abandon your clever devices, and grasp hold of His Support.

In an instant, you shall be saved. ||3||
Know that He is always near at hand.
Accept the Order of God as True.

Through the Guru's Teachings, eradicate selfishness and conceit.

O Nanak, chant and meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. ||4||4||73||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:
The Guru's Word is eternal and everlasting.
The Guru's Word cuts away the noose of Death.
The Guru's Word is always with the soul.

Through the Guru's Word, one is immersed in the Love of the Lord. ||1||

Whatever the Guru gives, is useful to the mind.

Whatever the Saint does - accept that as True. ||1||Pause||

The Guru's Word is infallible and unchanging.

Through the Guru's Word, doubt and prejudice are dispelled.

The Guru's Word never goes away;

through the Guru's Word, we sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||2||

The Guru's Word accompanies the soul.
The Guru's Word is the Master of the masterless.
The Guru's Word saves one from falling into hell.

Through the Guru's Word, the tongue savors the Ambrosial Nectar. ||3||

The Guru's Word is revealed in the world.
Through the Guru's Word, no one suffers defeat.

O Nanak, the True Guru is always kind and compassionate, unto those whom the Lord Himself has blessed with His Mercy. ||4||5||74||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:
He makes jewels out of the dust,
and He managed to preserve you in the womb.
He has given you fame and greatness;

meditate on that God, twenty-four hours a day. ||1||

O Lord, I seek the dust of the feet of the Holy.

Meeting the Guru, I meditate on my Lord and Master. ||1||Pause||

He transformed me, the fool, into a fine speaker,
and He made the unconscious become conscious;
by His Grace, I have obtained the nine treasures.
May I never forget that God from my mind. ||2||
He has given a home to the homeless;
He has given honor to the dishonored.
He has fulfilled all desires;

remember Him in meditation, day and night, with every breath and every morsel of food. ||3||

By His Grace, the bonds of Maya are cut away.

By Guru's Grace, the bitter poison has become Ambrosial Nectar.

Says Nanak, I cannot do anything;
I praise the Lord, the Protector. ||4||6||75||
Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:
In His Sanctuary, there is no fear or sorrow.
Without Him, nothing at all can be done.

I have renounced clever tricks, power and intellectual corruption.

God is the Protector of His servant. ||1||

Meditate, O my mind, on the Lord, Raam, Raam, with love.

Within your home, and beyond it, He is always with you. ||1||Pause||

Keep His Support in your mind.
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Taste the ambrosial essence, the Word of the Guru's Shabad.

Of what use are other efforts?

Showing His Mercy, the Lord Himself protects our honor. ||2||

What is the human? What power does he have?
All the tumult of Maya is false.

Our Lord and Master is the One who acts, and causes others to act.

He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of all hearts. ||3||

Of all comforts, this is the true comfort.
Keep the Guru's Teachings in your mind.
Those who bear love for the Name of the Lord

- says Nanak, they are blessed, and very fortunate. ||4||7||76||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:

Listening to the Lord's sermon, my pollution has been washed away.

I have become totally pure, and I now walk in peace.

By great good fortune, I found the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy;

I have fallen in love with the Supreme Lord God. ||1||

Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, His servant has been carried across.

The Guru has lifted me up and carried me across the ocean of fire. ||1||Pause||

Singing the Kirtan of His Praises, my mind has become peaceful;

the sins of countless incarnations have been washed away.

I have seen all the treasures within my own mind;
why should I now go out searching for them? ||2||
When God Himself becomes merciful,
the work of His servant becomes perfect.
He has cut away my bonds, and made me His slave.

Remember, remember, remember Him in meditation; He is the treasure of excellence. ||3||

He alone is in the mind; He alone is everywhere.

The Perfect Lord is totally permeating and pervading everywhere.

The Perfect Guru has dispelled all doubts.

Remembering the Lord in meditation, Nanak has found peace. ||4||8||77||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:
Those who have died have been forgotten.
Those who survive have fastened their belts.
They are busily occupied in their affairs;
they cling twice as hard to Maya. ||1||
No one thinks of the time of death;

people grasp to hold that which shall pass away. ||1||Pause||

The fools - their bodies are bound down by desires.

They are mired in sexual desire, anger and attachment;

the Righteous Judge of Dharma stands over their heads.

Believing it to be sweet, the fools eat poison. ||2||

They say, "I shall tie up my enemy, and I shall cut him down. Who dares to set foot upon my land?

I am learned, I am clever and wise."

The ignorant ones do not recognize their Creator. ||3||

The Lord Himself knows His Own state and condition.

What can anyone say? How can anyone describe Him?

Whatever He attaches us to - to that we are attached.

Everyone begs for their own good. ||4||
Everything is Yours; You are the Creator Lord.
You have no end or limitation.
Please give this gift to Your servant,

that Nanak might never forget the Naam. ||5||9||78||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:

By all sorts of efforts, people do not find salvation.

Through clever tricks, the weight is only piled on more and more.

Serving the Lord with a pure heart,

you shall be received with honor at God's Court. ||1||

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O my mind, hold tight to the Support of the Lord's Name.

The hot winds shall never even touch you. ||1||Pause||

Like a boat in the ocean of fear;
like a lamp which illumines the darkness;
like fire which takes away the pain of cold

- just so, chanting the Name, the mind becomes peaceful. ||2||

The thirst of your mind shall be quenched,
and all hopes shall be fulfilled.
Your consciousness shall not waver.

Meditate on the Ambrosial Naam as Gurmukh, O my friend. ||3||

He alone receives the panacea, the medicine of the Naam,

unto whom the Lord, in His Grace, bestows it.

One whose heart is filled with the Name of the Lord, Har, Har

- O Nanak, his pains and sorrows are eliminated. ||4||10||79||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:

Even with vast sums of wealth, the mind is not satisfied.

Gazing upon countless beauties, the man is not satisfied.

He is so involved with his wife and sons - he believes that they belong to him.

That wealth shall pass away, and those relatives shall be reduced to ashes. ||1||

Without meditating and vibrating on the Lord, they are crying out in pain.

Their bodies are cursed, and their wealth is cursed - they are imbued with Maya. ||1||Pause||

The servant carries the bags of money on his head,

but it goes to his master's house, and he receives only pain.

The man sits as a king in his dreams,

but when he opens his eyes, he sees that it was all in vain. ||2||

The watchman oversees the field of another,

but the field belongs to his master, while he must get up and depart.

He works so hard, and suffers for that field,
but still, nothing comes into his hands. ||3||
The dream is His, and the kingdom is His;

He who has given the wealth of Maya, has infused the desire for it.

He Himself annihilates, and He Himself restores.
Nanak offers this prayer to God. ||4||11||80||
Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:

I have gazed upon the many forms of Maya, in so many ways.

With pen and paper, I have written clever things.

I have seen what it is to be a chief, a king, and an emperor,

but they do not satisfy the mind. ||1||
Show me that peace, O Saints,

which will quench my thirst and satisfy my mind. ||1||Pause||

You may have horses as fast as the wind, elephants to ride on,

sandalwood oil, and beautiful women in bed,
actors in dramas, singing in theaters

- but even with them, the mind does not find contentment. ||2||

You may have a throne at the royal court, with beautiful decorations and soft carpets,

all sorts of luscious fruits and beautiful gardens,

the excitement of the chase and princely pleasures

- but still, the mind is not made happy by such illusory diversions. ||3||

In their kindness, the Saints have told me of the True One,

and so I have obtained all comforts and joy.

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I sing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises.

Says Nanak, through great good fortune, I have found this. ||4||

One who obtains the wealth of the Lord becomes happy.

By God's Grace, I have joined the Saadh Sangat. ||1||Second Pause||12||81||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:
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The mortal claims this body as his own.
Again and again, he clings to it.

He is entangled with his children, his wife and household affairs.

He cannot be the slave of the Lord. ||1||

What is that way, by which the Lord's Praises might be sung?

What is that intellect, by which this person might swim across, O mother? ||1||Pause||

That which is for his own good, he thinks is evil.

If someone tells him the truth, he looks upon that as poison.

He cannot tell victory from defeat.

This is the way of life in the world of the faithless cynic. ||2||

The demented fool drinks in the deadly poison,

while he believes the Ambrosial Naam to be bitter.

He does not even approach the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy;

he wanders lost through 8.4 million incarnations. ||3||

The birds are caught in the net of Maya;

immersed in the pleasures of love, they frolic in so many ways.

Says Nanak, the Perfect Guru has cut away the noose from those, unto whom the Lord has shown His Mercy. ||4||13||82||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:
By Your Grace, we find the Way.

By God's Grace, we meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

By God's Grace, we are released from our bondage.
By Your Grace, egotism is eradicated. ||1||
As You assign me, so I take to Your service.

By myself, I cannot do anything at all, O Divine Lord. ||1||Pause||

If it pleases You, then I sing the Word of Your Bani.

If it pleases You, then I speak the Truth.

If it pleases You, then the True Guru showers His Mercy upon me.

All peace comes by Your Kindness, God. ||2||
Whatever pleases You is a pure action of karma.
Whatever pleases You is the true faith of Dharma.
The treasure of all excellence is with You.

Your servant prays to You, O Lord and Master. ||3||

The mind and body become immaculate through the Lord's Love.

All peace is found in the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation.

My mind remains attuned to Your Name;

Nanak affirms this as his greatest pleasure. ||4||14||83||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:
You may taste the other flavors,

but your thirst shall not depart, even for an instant.

But when you taste the sweet flavor the the Lord's sublime essence

- upon tasting it, you shall be wonder-struck and amazed. ||1||

O dear beloved tongue, drink in the Ambrosial Nectar.

Imbued with this sublime essence, you shall be satisfied. ||1||Pause||

O tongue, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

Each and every moment, meditate on the Lord, Har, Har, Har.

Do not listen to any other, and do not go anywhere else.

By great good fortune, you shall find the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. ||2||

Twenty-four hours a day, O tongue, dwell upon God, the Unfathomable, Supreme Lord and Master.

Here and hereafter, you shall be happy forever.

Chanting the Glorious Praises of the Lord, O tongue, you shall become priceless. ||3||

All the vegetation will blossom forth for you, flowering in fruition;

imbued with this sublime essence, you shall never leave it again.

No other sweet and tasty flavors can compare to it.

Says Nanak, the Guru has become my Support. ||4||15||84||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:

The mind is the temple, and the body is the fence built around it.

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The infinite substance is within it.
Within it, the great merchant is said to dwell.
Who is the trader who deals there? ||1||

How rare is that trader who deals in the jewel of the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

He takes the Ambrosial Nectar as his food. ||1||Pause||

He dedicates his mind and body to serving the Lord.

How can we please the Lord?

I fall at His Feet, and I renounce all sense of 'mine and yours'.

Who can settle this bargain? ||2||

How can I attain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence?

How can I get Him to call me inside?

You are the Great Merchant; You have millions of traders.

Who is the benefactor? Who can take me to Him? ||3||

Seeking and searching, I have found my own home, deep within my own being.

The True Lord has shown me the priceless jewel.

When the Great Merchant shows His Mercy, He blends us into Himself.

Says Nanak, place your faith in the Guru. ||4||16||85||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl, Gwaarayree:

Night and day, they remain in the Love of the One.

They know that God is always with them.

They make the Name of their Lord and Master their way of life;

they are satisfied and fulfilled with the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan. ||1||

Imbued with the Love of the Lord, their minds and bodies are rejuvenated,

entering the Sanctuary of the Perfect Guru. ||1||Pause||

The Lord's Lotus Feet are the Support of the soul.

They see only the One, and obey His Order.
There is only one trade, and one occupation.
They know no other than the Formless Lord. ||2||
They are free of both pleasure and pain.
They remain unattached, joined to the Lord's Way.

They are seen among all, and yet they are distinct from all.

They focus their meditation on the Supreme Lord God. ||3||

How can I describe the Glories of the Saints?

Their knowledge is unfathomable; their limits cannot be known.

O Supreme Lord God, please shower Your Mercy upon me.

Bless Nanak with the dust of the feet of the Saints. ||4||17||86||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:
You are my Companion; You are my Best Friend.
You are my Beloved; I am in love with You.
You are my honor; You are my decoration.

Without You, I cannot survive, even for an instant. ||1||

You are my Intimate Beloved, You are my breath of life.

You are my Lord and Master; You are my Leader. ||1||Pause||

As You keep me, so do I survive.
Whatever You say, that is what I do.
Wherever I look, there I see You dwelling.

O my Fearless Lord, with my tongue, I chant Your Name. ||2||

You are my nine treasures, You are my storehouse.

I am imbued with Your Love; You are the Support of my mind.

You are my Glory; I am blended with You.

You are my Shelter; You are my Anchoring Support. ||3||

Deep within my mind and body, I meditate on You.
I have obtained Your secret from the Guru.

Through the True Guru, the One and only Lord was implanted within me;

servant Nanak has taken to the Support of the Lord, Har, Har, Har. ||4||18||87||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:
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It torments us with the expression of pleasure and pain.

It torments us through incarnations in heaven and hell.

It is seen to afflict the rich, the poor and the glorious.

The source of this illness which torments us is greed. ||1||

Maya torments us in so many ways.

But the Saints live under Your Protection, God. ||1||Pause||

It torments us through intoxication with intellectual pride.

It torments us through the love of children and spouse.

It torments us through elephants, horses and beautiful clothes.

It torments us through the intoxication of wine and the beauty of youth. ||2||

It torments landlords, paupers and lovers of pleasure.

It torments us through the sweet sounds of music and parties.

It torments us through beautiful beds, palaces and decorations.

It torments us through the darkness of the five evil passions. ||3||

It torments those who act, entangled in ego.

It torments us through household affairs, and it torments us in renunciation.

It torments us through character, lifestyle and social status.

It torments us through everything, except for those who are imbued with the Love of the Lord. ||4||

The Sovereign Lord King has cut away the bonds of His Saints.

How can Maya torment them?

Says Nanak, Maya does not draw near those who have obtained the dust of the feet of the Saints. ||5||19||88||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:

The eyes are asleep in corruption, gazing upon the beauty of another.

The ears are asleep, listening to slanderous stories.

The tongue is asleep, in its desire for sweet flavors.

The mind is asleep, fascinated by Maya. ||1||

Those who remain awake in this house are very rare;

by doing so, they receive the whole thing. ||1||Pause||

All of my companions are intoxicated with their sensory pleasures;

they do not know how to guard their own home.
The five thieves have plundered them;

the thugs descend upon the unguarded village. ||2||

Our mothers and fathers cannot save us from them;
friends and brothers cannot protect us from them

- they cannot be restrained by wealth or cleverness.

Only through the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, can those villains be brought under control. ||3||

Have Mercy upon me, O Lord, Sustainer of the world.

The dust of the feet of the Saints is all the treasure I need.

In the Company of the True Guru, one's investment remains intact.

Nanak is awake to the Love of the Supreme Lord. ||4||

He alone is awake, unto whom God shows His Mercy.

This investment, wealth and property shall remain intact. ||1||Second Pause||20||89||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:
Kings and emperors are under His Power.
The whole world is under His Power.
Everything is done by His doing;
other than Him, there is nothing at all. ||1||
Offer your prayers to your True Guru;
He will resolve your affairs. ||1||Pause||

The Darbaar of His Court is the most exalted of all.

His Name is the Support of all His devotees.
The Perfect Master is pervading everywhere.

His Glory is manifest in each and every heart. ||2||

Remembering Him in meditation, the home of sorrow is abolished.

Remembering Him in meditation, the Messenger of Death shall not touch you.

Remembering Him in meditation, the dry branches become green again.

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Remembering Him in meditation, sinking stones are made to float. ||3||

I salute and applaud the Society of the Saints.

The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is the Support of the breath of life of His servant.

Says Nanak, the Lord has heard my prayer;

by the Grace of the Saints, I dwell in the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||4||21||90||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:

By the Blessed Vision of the True Guru's Darshan, the fire of desire is quenched.

Meeting the True Guru, egotism is subdued.

In the Company of the True Guru, the mind does not waver.

The Gurmukh speaks the Ambrosial Word of Gurbani. ||1||

He sees the True One pervading the whole world; he is imbued with the True One.

I have become cool and tranquil, knowing God, through the Guru. ||1||Pause||

By the Grace of the Saints, one chants the Lord's Name.

By the Grace of the Saints, one sings the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises.

By the Grace of the Saints, all pains are erased.

By the Grace of the Saints, one is released from bondage. ||2||

By the kind Mercy of the Saints, emotional attachment and doubt are removed.

Taking a bath in the dust of the feet of the Holy - this is true Dharmic faith.

By the kindness of the Holy, the Lord of the Universe becomes merciful.

The life of my soul is with the Holy. ||3||

Meditating on the Merciful Lord, the Treasure of Mercy, I have obtained a seat in the Saadh Sangat.

I am worthless, but God has been kind to me.

In the Saadh Sangat, Nanak has taken to the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||4||22||91||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I meditate on the Lord God.

The Guru has given me the Mantra of the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

Shedding my ego, I have become free of hate.

Twenty-four hours a day, I worship the Guru's Feet. ||1||

Now, my evil sense of alienation is eliminated,

since I have heard the Praises of the Lord with my ears. ||1||Pause||

The Savior Lord is the treasure of intuitive peace, poise and bliss.

He shall save me in the end.

My pains, sufferings, fears and doubts have been erased.

He has mercifully saved me from coming and going in reincarnation. ||2||

He Himself beholds, speaks and hears all.

O my mind, meditate on the One who is always with you.

By the Grace of the Saints, the Light has dawned.

The One Lord, the Treasure of Excellence, is perfectly pervading everywhere. ||3||

Pure are those who speak, and sanctified are those who hear and sing, forever and ever, the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe.

Says Nanak, when the Lord bestows His Mercy,
all one's efforts are fulfilled. ||4||23||92||
Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:

He breaks our bonds, and inspires us to chant the Lord's Name.

With the mind centered in meditation on the True Lord, anguish is eradicated, and one comes to dwell in peace.

Such is the True Guru, the Great Giver. ||1||

He alone is the Giver of peace, who inspires us to chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

By His Grace, He leads us to merge with Him. ||1||Pause||

He unites with Himself those unto whom He has shown His Mercy.

All treasures are received from the Guru.

Renouncing selfishness and conceit, coming and going come to an end.

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the Supreme Lord God is recognized. ||2||

God has become merciful to His humble servant.
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The One Lord of the Universe is the Support of His humble servants.

They love the One Lord; their minds are filled with love for the Lord.

The Name of the Lord is all treasures for them. ||3||

They are in love with the Supreme Lord God;

their actions are pure, and their lifestyle is true.

The Perfect Guru has dispelled the darkness.

Nanak's God is Incomparable and Infinite. ||4||24||93||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:

Those whose minds are filled with the Lord, swim across.

Those who have the blessing of good karma, meet with the Lord.

Pain, disease and fear do not affect them at all.

They meditate on the Ambrosial Name of the Lord within their hearts. ||1||

Meditate on the Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord.

From the Perfect Guru, this understanding is obtained. ||1||Pause||

The Merciful Lord is the Doer, the Cause of causes.

He cherishes and nurtures all beings and creatures.

He is Inaccessible, Incomprehensible, Eternal and Infinite.

Meditate on Him, O my mind, through the Teachings of the Perfect Guru. ||2||

Serving Him, all treasures are obtained.
Worshipping God, honor is obtained.
Working for Him is never in vain;

forever and ever, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||3||

Show Mercy to me, O God, O Searcher of hearts.

The Unseen Lord and Master is the Treasure of Peace.

All beings and creatures seek Your Sanctuary;

Nanak is blessed to receive the greatness of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||4||25||94||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:
Our way of life is in His Hands;
remember Him, the Master of the masterless.
When God comes to mind, all pains depart.

All fears are dispelled through the Name of the Lord. ||1||

Why do you fear any other than the Lord?

Forgetting the Lord, why do you pretend to be at peace? ||1||Pause||

He established the many worlds and skies.
The soul is illumined with His Light;
no one can revoke His Blessing.

Meditate, meditate in remembrance on God, and become fearless. ||2||

Twenty-four hours a day, meditate in remembrance on God's Name.

In it are the many sacred shrines of pilgrimage and cleansing baths.

Seek the Sanctuary of the Supreme Lord God.

Millions of mistakes shall be erased in an instant. ||3||

The Perfect King is self-sufficient.
God's servant has true faith in Him.

Giving him His Hand, the Perfect Guru protects him.

O Nanak, the Supreme Lord God is All-powerful. ||4||26||95||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:

By Guru's Grace, my mind is attached to the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

Asleep for so many incarnations, it is now awakened.

I chant the Ambrosial Bani, the Glorious Praises of God.

The Pure Teachings of the Perfect Guru have been revealed to me. ||1||

Meditating in remembrance on God, I have found total peace.

Within my home, and outside as well, there is peace and poise all around. ||1||Pause||

I have recognized the One who created me.

Showing His Mercy, God has blended me with Himself.

Taking me by the arm, He has made me His Own.

I continually chant and meditate on the Sermon of the Lord, Har, Har. ||2||

Mantras, tantras, all-curing medicines and acts of atonement,

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are all in the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, the Support of the soul and the breath of life.

I have obtained the true wealth of the Lord's Love.

I have crossed over the treacherous world-ocean in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. ||3||

Sit in peace, O Saints, with the family of friends.

Earn the wealth of the Lord, which is beyond estimation.

He alone obtains it, unto whom the Guru has bestowed it.

O Nanak, no one shall go away empty-handed. ||4||27||96||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:
The hands are sanctified instantly,
and the entanglements of Maya are dispelled.

Repeat constantly with your tongue the Glorious Praises of the Lord,

and you shall find peace, O my friends, O Siblings of Destiny. ||1||

With pen and ink, write upon your paper

the Name of the Lord, the Ambrosial Word of the Lord's Bani. ||1||Pause||

By this act, your sins shall be washed away.

Remembering the Lord in meditation, you shall not be punished by the Messenger of Death.

The couriers of the Righteous Judge of Dharma shall not touch you.

The intoxication of Maya shall not entice you at all. ||2||

You shall be redeemed, and through you, the whole world shall be saved,

if you chant the Name of the One and Only Lord.
Practice this yourself, and teach others;
instill the Lord's Name in your heart. ||3||

That person, who has this treasure upon his forehead

- that person meditates on God.

Twenty-four hours a day, chant the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har.

Says Nanak, I am a sacrifice to Him. ||4||28||97||

Raag Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl, Chau-Padas, Du-Padas:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

That which belongs to another - he claims as his own.

That which he must abandon - to that, his mind is attracted. ||1||

Tell me, how can he meet the Lord of the World?

That which is forbidden - with that, he is in love. ||1||Pause||

That which is false - he deems as true.

That which is true - his mind is not attached to that at all. ||2||

He takes the crooked path of the unrighteous way;

leaving the straight and narrow path, he weaves his way backwards. ||3||

God is the Lord and Master of both worlds.

He, whom the Lord unites with Himself, O Nanak, is liberated. ||4||29||98||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:

In the Dark Age of Kali Yuga, they come together through destiny.

As long as the Lord commands, they enjoy their pleasures. ||1||

By burning oneself, the Beloved Lord is not obtained.

Only by the actions of destiny does she rise up and burn herself, as a 'satee'. ||1||Pause||

Imitating what she sees, with her stubborn mind-set, she goes into the fire.

She does not obtain the Company of her Beloved Lord, and she wanders through countless incarnations. ||2||

With pure conduct and self-restraint, she surrenders to her Husband Lord's Will;

that woman shall not suffer pain at the hands of the Messenger of Death. ||3||

Says Nanak, she who looks upon the Transcendent Lord as her Husband,

is the blessed 'satee'; she is received with honor in the Court of the Lord. ||4||30||99||

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl:

I am prosperous and fortunate, for I have received the True Name.

I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, with natural, intuitive ease. ||1||Pause||

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When I opened it up and gazed upon the treasures of my father and grandfather,

then my mind became very happy. ||1||

The storehouse is inexhaustible and immeasurable, overflowing with priceless jewels and rubies. ||2||

The Siblings of Destiny meet together, and eat and spend,

but these resources do not diminish; they continue to increase. ||3||

Says Nanak, one who has such destiny written on his forehead,

becomes a partner in these treasures. ||4||31||100||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

I was scared, scared to death, when I thought that He was far away.

But my fear was removed, when I saw that He is pervading everywhere. ||1||

I am a sacrifice to my True Guru.

He shall not abandon me; He shall surely carry me across. ||1||Pause||

Pain, disease and sorrow come when one forgets the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

Eternal bliss comes when one sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||2||

Do not say that anyone is good or bad.

Renounce your arrogant pride, and grasp the Feet of the Lord. ||3||

Says Nanak, remember the GurMantra;

you shall find peace at the True Court. ||4||32||101||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Those who have the Lord as their Friend and Companion

- tell me, what else do they need? ||1||

Those who are in love with the Lord of the Universe

- pain, suffering and doubt run away from them. ||1||Pause||

Those who have enjoyed the flavor of the Lord's sublime essence

are not attracted to any other pleasures. ||2||

Those whose speech is accepted in the Court of the Lord

- what do they care about anything else? ||3||

Those who belong to the One, unto whom all things belong

- O Nanak, they find a lasting peace. ||4||33||102||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Those who look alike upon pleasure and pain
- how can anxiety touch them? ||1||
The Lord's Holy Saints abide in celestial bliss.

They remain obedient to the Lord, the Sovereign Lord King. ||1||Pause||

Those who have the Carefree Lord abiding in their minds

- no cares will ever bother them. ||2||
Those who have banished doubt from their minds
are not afraid of death at all. ||3||

Those whose hearts are filled with the Lord's Name by the Guru

- says Nanak, all treasures come to them. ||4||34||103||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The Lord of Unfathomable Form has His Place in the mind.

By Guru's Grace, a rare few come to understand this. ||1||

The Ambrosial Pools of the celestial sermon

- those who find them, drink them in. ||1||Pause||

The unstruck melody of the Guru's Bani vibrates in that most special place.

The Lord of the World is fascinated with this melody. ||2||

The numerous, countless places of celestial peace

- there, the Saints dwell, in the Company of the Supreme Lord God. ||3||

There is infinite joy, and no sorrow or duality.

The Guru has blessed Nanak with this home. ||4||35||104||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
What form of Yours should I worship and adore?

What Yoga should I practice to control my body? ||1||

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What is that virtue, by which I may sing of You?

What is that speech, by which I may please the Supreme Lord God? ||1||Pause||

What worship service shall I perform for You?

How can I cross over the terrifying world-ocean? ||2||

What is that penance, by which I may become a penitent?

What is that Name, by which the filth of egotism may be washed away? ||3||

Virtue, worship, spiritual wisdom, meditation and all service, O Nanak,

are obtained from the True Guru, when, in His Mercy and Kindness, He meets us. ||4||

They alone receive this merit, and they alone know God,

who are approved by the Giver of peace. ||1||Second Pause||36||105||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The body which you are so proud of, does not belong to you.

Power, property and wealth are not yours. ||1||
They are not yours, so why do you cling to them?

Only the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is yours; it is received from the True Guru. ||1||Pause||

Children, spouse and siblings are not yours.

Dear friends, mother and father are not yours. ||2||

Gold, silver and money are not yours.

Fine horses and magnificent elephants are of no use to you. ||3||

Says Nanak, those whom the Guru forgives, meet with the Lord.

Everything belongs to those who have the Lord as their King. ||4||37||106||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
I place the Guru's Feet on my forehead,
and all my pains are gone. ||1||
I am a sacrifice to my True Guru.

I have come to understand my soul, and I enjoy supreme bliss. ||1||Pause||

I have applied the dust of the Guru's Feet to my face,

which has removed all my arrogant intellect. ||2||

The Word of the Guru's Shabad has become sweet to my mind,

and I behold the Supreme Lord God. ||3||

The Guru is the Giver of peace; the Guru is the Creator.

O Nanak, the Guru is the Support of the breath of life and the soul. ||4||38||107||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
O my mind, seek the One who lacks nothing. ||1||
Make the Beloved Lord your friend.

Keep Him constantly in your mind; He is the Support of the breath of life. ||1||Pause||

O my mind, serve Him;

He is the Primal Being, the Infinite Divine Lord. ||2||

Place your hopes in the One

who is the Support of all beings, from the very beginning of time, and throughout the ages. ||3||

His Love brings eternal peace;

meeting the Guru, Nanak sings His Glorious Praises. ||4||39||108||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Whatever my Friend does, I accept.
My Friend's actions are pleasing to me. ||1||

Within my conscious mind, the One Lord is my only Support.

One who does this is my Friend. ||1||Pause||
My Friend is Carefree.
By Guru's Grace, I give my love to Him. ||2||

My Friend is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts.

He is the All-powerful Being, the Supreme Lord and Master. ||3||

I am Your servant; You are my Lord and Master.
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Nanak: my honor and glory are Yours, God. ||4||40||109||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Those who have You on their side, O All-powerful Lord

- no black stain can stick to them. ||1||

O Lord of wealth, those who place their hopes in You

- nothing of the world can touch them at all. ||1||Pause||

Those whose hearts are filled with their Lord and Master

- no anxiety can affect them. ||2||
Those, unto whom You give Your consolation, God
- pain does not even approach them. ||3||
Says Nanak, I have found that Guru,

who has shown me the Perfect, Supreme Lord God. ||4||41||110||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

This human body is so difficult to obtain; it is only obtained by great good fortune.

Those who do not meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, are murderers of the soul. ||1||

Those who forget the Lord might just as well die.

Without the Naam, of what use are their lives? ||1||Pause||

Eating, drinking, playing, laughing and showing off

- what use are the ostentatious displays of the dead? ||2||

Those who do not listen to the Praises of the Lord of supreme bliss,

are worse off than beasts, birds or creeping creatures. ||3||

Says Nanak, the GurMantra has been implanted within me;

the Name alone is contained within my heart. ||4||42||111||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Whose mother is this? Whose father is this?

They are relatives in name only- they are all false. ||1||

Why are you screaming and shouting, you fool?

By good destiny and the Lord's Order, you have come into the world. ||1||Pause||

There is the one dust, the one light,

the one praanic wind. Why are you crying? For whom do you cry? ||2||

People weep and cry out, "Mine, mine!"
This soul is not perishable. ||3||
Says Nanak, the Guru has opened my shutters;

I am liberated, and my doubts have been dispelled. ||4||43||112||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Those who seem to be great and powerful,
are afflicted by the disease of anxiety. ||1||
Who is great by the greatness of Maya?

They alone are great, who are lovingly attached to the Lord. ||1||Pause||

The landlord fights over his land each day.

He shall have to leave it in the end, and yet his desire is still not satisfied. ||2||

Says Nanak, this is the essence of Truth:

without the Lord's meditation, there is no salvation. ||3||44||113||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Perfect is the path; perfect is the cleansing bath.

Everything is perfect, if the Naam is in the heart. ||1||

One's honor remains perfect, when the Perfect Lord preserves it.

His servant takes to the Sanctuary of the Supreme Lord God. ||1||Pause||

Perfect is the peace; perfect is the contentment.

Perfect is the penance; perfect is the Raja Yoga, the Yoga of meditation and success. ||2||

On the Lord's Path, sinners are purified.

Perfect is their glory; perfect is their humanity. ||3||

They dwell forever in the Presence of the Creator Lord.

Says Nanak, my True Guru is Perfect. ||4||45||114||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Millions of sins are wiped away by the dust of the feet of the Saints.

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By the Grace of the Saints, one is released from birth and death. ||1||

The Blessed Vision of the Saints is the perfect cleansing bath.

By the Grace of the Saints, one comes to chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

In the Society of the Saints, egotism is shed,
and the One Lord is seen everywhere. ||2||

By the pleasure of the Saints, the five passions are overpowered,

and the heart is irrigated with the Ambrosial Naam. ||3||

Says Nanak, one whose karma is perfect,
touches the feet of the Holy. ||4||46||115||
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Meditating on the Glories of the Lord, the heart-lotus blossoms radiantly.

Remembering the Lord in meditation, all fears are dispelled. ||1||

Perfect is that intellect, by which the Glorious Praises of the Lord are sung.

By great good fortune, one finds the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. ||1||Pause||

In the Saadh Sangat, the treasure of the Name is obtained.

In the Saadh Sangat, all one's works are brought to fruition. ||2||

Through devotion to the Lord, one's life is approved.

By Guru's Grace, one chants the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||3||

Says Nanak, that humble being is accepted,

within whose heart the Lord God abides. ||4||47||116||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Those whose minds are imbued with the One Lord,
forget to feel jealous of others. ||1||

They see none other than the Lord of the Universe.

The Creator is the Doer, the Cause of causes. ||1||Pause||

Those who work willingly, and chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har

- they do not waver, here or hereafter. ||2||

Those who possess the wealth of the Lord are the true bankers.

The Perfect Guru has established their line of credit. ||3||

The Giver of life, the Sovereign Lord King meets them.

Says Nanak, they attain the supreme status. ||4||48||117||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is the Support of the breath of life of His devotees.

The Naam is their wealth, the Naam is their occupation. ||1||

By the greatness of the Naam, His humble servants are blessed with glory.

The Lord Himself bestows it, in His Mercy. ||1||Pause||

The Naam is the home of peace of His devotees.

Attuned to the Naam, His devotees are approved. ||2||

The Name of the Lord is the support of His humble servants.

With each and every breath, they remember the Naam. ||3||

Says Nanak, those who have perfect destiny

- their minds are attached to the Naam. ||4||49||118||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

By the Grace of the Saints, I meditated on the Name of the Lord.

Since then, my restless mind has been satisfied. ||1||

I have obtained the home of peace, singing His Glorious Praises.

My troubles have ended, and the demon has been destroyed. ||1||Pause||

Worship and adore the Lotus Feet of the Lord God.

Meditating in remembrance on the Lord, my anxiety has come to an end. ||2||

I have renounced all - I am an orphan. I have come to the Sanctuary of the One Lord.

Since then, I have found the highest celestial home. ||3||

My pains, troubles, doubts and fears are gone.

The Creator Lord abides in Nanak's mind. ||4||50||119||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

With my hands I do His work; with my tongue I sing His Glorious Praises.

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With my feet, I walk on the Path of my Lord and Master. ||1||

It is a good time, when I remember Him in meditation.

Meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, I cross over the terrifying world-ocean. ||1||Pause||

With your eyes, behold the Blessed Vision of the Saints.

Record the Immortal Lord God within your mind. ||2||

Listen to the Kirtan of His Praises, at the Feet of the Holy.

Your fears of birth and death shall depart. ||3||

Enshrine the Lotus Feet of your Lord and Master within your heart.

Thus this human life, so difficult to obtain, shall be redeemed. ||4||51||120||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Those, upon whom the Lord Himself showers His Mercy,

chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord, with their tongues. ||1||

Forgetting the Lord, superstition and sorrow shall overtake you.

Meditating on the Naam, doubt and fear shall depart. ||1||Pause||

Listening to the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises, and singing the Lord's Kirtan,

misfortune shall not even come near you. ||2||

Working for the Lord, His humble servants look beautiful.

The fire of Maya does not touch them. ||3||

Within their minds, bodies and mouths, is the Name of the Merciful Lord.

Nanak has renounced other entanglements. ||4||52||121||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Renounce your cleverness, and your cunning tricks.

Seek the Support of the Perfect Guru. ||1||

Your pain shall depart, and in peace, you shall sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

Meeting the Perfect Guru, let yourself be absorbed in the Lord's Love. ||1||Pause||

The Guru has given me the Mantra of the Name of the Lord.

My worries are forgotten, and my anxiety is gone. ||2||

Meeting with the Merciful Guru, I am in ecstasy.

Showering His Mercy, He has cut away the noose of the Messenger of Death. ||3||

Says Nanak, I have found the Perfect Guru;
Maya shall no longer harass me. ||4||53||122||
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
The Perfect Guru Himself has saved me.

The self-willed manmukhs are afflicted with misfortune. ||1||

Chant and meditate on the Guru, the Guru, O my friend.

Your face shall be radiant in the Court of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

Enshrine the Feet of the Guru within your heart;

your pains, enemies and bad luck shall be destroyed. ||2||

The Word of the Guru's Shabad is your Companion and Helper.

O Siblings of Destiny, all beings shall be kind to you. ||3||

When the Perfect Guru granted His Grace,

says Nanak, I was totally, completely fulfilled. ||4||54||123||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Like beasts, they consume all sorts of tasty treats.

With the rope of emotional attachment, they are bound and gagged like thieves. ||1||

Their bodies are corpses, without the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

They come and go in reincarnation, and are destroyed by pain. ||1||Pause||

They wear all sorts of beautiful robes,

but they are still just scarecrows in the field, frightening away the birds. ||2||

All bodies are of some use,

but those who do not meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, are totally useless. ||3||

Says Nanak, those unto whom the Lord becomes Merciful,

join the Saadh Sangat, and meditate on the Lord of the Universe. ||4||55||124||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
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The Word of the Guru's Shabad quiets worries and troubles.

Coming and going ceases, and all comforts are obtained. ||1||

Fear is dispelled, meditating on the Fearless Lord.

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I chant the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

I have enshrined the Lotus Feet of the Lord within my heart.

The Guru has carried me across the ocean of fire. ||2||

I was sinking down, and the Perfect Guru pulled me out.

I was cut off from the Lord for countless incarnations, and now the Guru united me with Him again. ||3||

Says Nanak, I am a sacrifice to the Guru;
meeting Him, I have been saved. ||4||56||125||
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, seek His Sanctuary.

Place your mind and body in offering before Him. ||1||

Drink in the Ambrosial Nectar of the Name, O my Siblings of Destiny.

Meditating, meditating in remembrance on the Lord, the fire of desire is totally quenched. ||1||Pause||

Renounce your arrogant pride, and end the cycle of birth and death.

Bow in humility to the feet of the Lord's slave. ||2||

Remember God in your mind, with each and every breath.

Gather only that wealth, which shall go with you. ||3||

He alone obtains it, upon whose forehead such destiny is written.

Says Nanak, fall at the Feet of that Lord. ||4||57||126||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The dried branches are made green again in an instant.

His Ambrosial Glance irrigates and revives them. ||1||

The Perfect Divine Guru has removed my sorrow.

He blesses His servant with His service. ||1||Pause||

Anxiety is removed, and the desires of the mind are fulfilled,

when the True Guru, the Treasure of Excellence, shows His Kindness. ||2||

Pain is driven far away, and peace comes in its place;

there is no delay, when the Guru gives the Order. ||3||

Desires are fulfilled, when one meets the True Guru;

O Nanak, His humble servant is fruitful and prosperous. ||4||58||127||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The fever has departed; God has showered us with peace and tranquility.

A cooling peace prevails; God has granted this gift. ||1||

By God's Grace, we have become comfortable.

Separated from Him for countless incarnations, we are now reunited with Him. ||1||Pause||

Meditating, meditating in remembrance on God's Name,

the dwelling of all disease is destroyed. ||2||

In intuitive peace and poise, chant the Word of the Lord's Bani.

Twenty-four hours a day, O mortal, meditate on God. ||3||

Pain, suffering and the Messenger of Death do not even approach that one,

says Nanak, who sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||4||59||128||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Auspicious is the day, and auspicious is the chance,

which brought me to the Supreme Lord God, the Unjoined, Unlimited One. ||1||

I am a sacrifice to that time,

when my mind chants the Name of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

Blessed is that moment, and blessed is that time,

when my tongue chants the Name of the Lord, Har, Haree. ||2||

Blessed is that forehead, which bows in humility to the Saints.

Sacred are those feet, which walk on the Lord's Path. ||3||

Says Nanak, auspicious is my karma,

which has led me to touch the Feet of the Holy. ||4||60||129||

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Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Keep the Word of the Guru's Shabad in your mind.

Meditating in remembrance on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, all anxiety is removed. ||1||

Without the Lord God, there is no one else at all.

He alone preserves and destroys. ||1||Pause||
Enshrine the Guru's Feet in your heart.

Meditate on Him and cross over the ocean of fire. ||2||

Focus your meditation on the Guru's Sublime Form.
Here and hereafter, you shall be honored. ||3||

Renouncing everything, I have come to the Guru's Sanctuary.

My anxieties are over - O Nanak, I have found peace. ||4||61||130||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Remembering Him in meditation, all pains are gone.

The jewel of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, comes to dwell in the mind. ||1||

O my mind, chant the Bani, the Hymns of the Lord of the Universe.

The Holy People chant the Lord's Name with their tongues. ||1||Pause||

Without the One Lord, there is no other at all.

By His Glance of Grace, eternal peace is obtained. ||2||

Make the One Lord your friend, intimate and companion.

Write in your mind the Word of the Lord, Har, Har. ||3||

The Lord Master is totally pervading everywhere.

Nanak sings the Praises of the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. ||4||62||131||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
The whole world is engrossed in fear.

Those who have the Naam, the Name of the Lord, as their Support, feel no fear. ||1||

Fear does not affect those who take to Your Sanctuary.

You do whatever You please. ||1||Pause||

In pleasure and in pain, the world is coming and going in reincarnation.

Those who are pleasing to God, find peace. ||2||
Maya pervades the awesome ocean of fire.

Those who have found the True Guru are calm and cool. ||3||

Please preserve me, O God, O Great Preserver!

Says Nanak, what a helpless creature I am! ||4||63||132||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
By Your Grace, I chant Your Name.

By Your Grace, I obtain a seat in Your Court. ||1||

Without You, O Supreme Lord God, there is no one.

By Your Grace, everlasting peace is obtained. ||1||Pause||

If You abide in the mind, we do not suffer in sorrow.

By Your Grace, doubt and fear run away. ||2||
O Supreme Lord God, Infinite Lord and Master,

You are the Inner-knower, the Searcher of all hearts. ||3||

I offer this prayer to the True Guru:

O Nanak, may I be blessed with the treasure of the True Name. ||4||64||133||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
As the husk is empty without the grain,

so is the mouth empty without the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||

O mortal, chant continually the Name of the Lord, Har, Har.

Without the Naam, cursed is the body, which shall be taken back by Death. ||1||Pause||

Without the Naam, no one's face shows good fortune.

Without the Husband, where is the marriage? ||2||

Forgetting the Naam, and attached to other tastes,

no desires are fulfilled. ||3||
O God, grant Your Grace, and give me this gift.

Please, let Nanak chant Your Name, day and night. ||4||65||134||

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Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
You are All-powerful, You are my Lord and Master.

Everything comes from You; You are the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. ||1||

The Perfect Supreme Lord God is the Support of His humble servant.

Millions are saved in Your Sanctuary. ||1||Pause||

As many creatures as there are - they are all Yours.

By Your Grace, all sorts of comforts are obtained. ||2||

Whatever happens, is all according to Your Will.

One who understands the Hukam of the Lord's Command, is absorbed in the True Lord. ||3||

Please grant Your Grace, God, and bestow this gift

upon Nanak, that he may meditate on the treasure of the Naam. ||4||66||135||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

By great good fortune, the Blessed Vision of His Darshan is obtained,

by those who are lovingly absorbed in the Lord's Name. ||1||

Those whose minds are filled with the Lord,
do not suffer pain, even in dreams. ||1||Pause||

All treasures have been placed within the minds of His humble servants.

In their company, sinful mistakes and sorrows are taken away. ||2||

The Glories of the Lord's humble servants cannot be described.

The servants of the Supreme Lord God remain absorbed in Him. ||3||

Grant Your Grace, God, and hear my prayer:

please bless Nanak with the dust of the feet of Your slave. ||4||67||136||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Remembering the Lord in meditation, your misfortune shall be taken away,

and all joy shall come to abide in your mind. ||1||

Meditate, O my mind, on the One Name.

It alone shall be of use to your soul. ||1||Pause||

Night and day, sing the Glorious Praises of the Infinite Lord,

through the Pure Mantra of the Perfect Guru. ||2||

Give up other efforts, and place your faith in the Support of the One Lord.

Taste the Ambrosial Essence of this, the greatest treasure. ||3||

They alone cross over the treacherous world-ocean,

O Nanak, upon whom the Lord casts His Glance of Grace. ||4||68||137||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

I have enshrined the Lotus Feet of God within my heart.

Meeting the Perfect True Guru, I am emancipated. ||1||

Sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe, O my Siblings of Destiny.

Joining the Holy Saints, meditate on the Lord's Name. ||1||Pause||

This human body, so difficult to obtain, is redeemed

when one receives the banner of the Naam from the True Guru. ||2||

Meditating in remembrance on the Lord, the state of perfection is attained.

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, fear and doubt depart. ||3||

Wherever I look, there I see the Lord pervading.

Slave Nanak has entered the Lord's Sanctuary. ||4||69||138||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

I am a sacrifice to the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan.

Chanting and meditating on the Name of the True Guru, I live. ||1||

O Supreme Lord God, O Perfect Divine Guru,

show mercy to me, and commit me to Your service. ||1||Pause||

I enshrine His Lotus Feet within my heart.

I offer my mind, body and wealth to the Guru, the Support of the breath of life. ||2||

My life is prosperous, fruitful and approved;

I know that the Guru, the Supreme Lord God, is near me. ||3||

By great good fortune, I have obtained the dust of the feet of the Saints.

O Nanak, meeting the Guru, I have fallen in love with the Lord. ||4||70||139||

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 044
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
They do their evil deeds, and pretend otherwise;

but in the Court of the Lord, they shall be bound and gagged like thieves. ||1||

Those who remember the Lord belong to the Lord.

The One Lord is contained in the water, the land and the sky. ||1||Pause||

Their inner beings are filled with poison, and yet with their mouths, they preach words of Ambrosial Nectar.

Bound and gagged in the City of Death, they are punished and beaten. ||2||

Hiding behind many screens, they commit acts of corruption,

but in an instant, they are revealed to all the world. ||3||

Those whose inner beings are true, who are attuned to the ambrosial essence of the Naam, the Name of the Lord

- O Nanak, the Lord, the Architect of Destiny, is merciful to them. ||4||71||140||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
The Lord's Love shall never leave or depart.

They alone understand, unto whom the Perfect Guru gives it. ||1||

One whose mind is attuned to the Lord's Love is true.

The Love of the Beloved, the Architect of Destiny, is perfect. ||1||Pause||

Sitting in the Society of the Saints, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

The color of His Love shall never fade away. ||2||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, peace is not found.

All the other loves and tastes of Maya are bland and insipid. ||3||

Those who are imbued with love by the Guru become happy.

Says Nanak, the Guru has become merciful to them. ||4||72||141||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Meditating in remembrance on the Lord Master, sinful mistakes are erased,

and one comes to abide in peace, celestial joy and bliss. ||1||

The Lord's humble servants place their faith in the Lord.

Chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, all anxieties are dispelled. ||1||Pause||

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, there is no fear or doubt.

The Glorious Praises of the Lord are sung there, day and night. ||2||

Granting His Grace, God has released me from bondage.

He has given me the Support of His Lotus Feet. ||3||

Says Nanak, faith comes into the mind of His servant, who continually drinks in the Immaculate Praises of the Lord. ||4||73||142||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Those who keep their minds attached to the Lord's Feet

- pain, suffering and doubt run away from them. ||1||

Those who deal in the Lord's wealth are perfect.

Those who are honored by the Lord are the true spiritual heroes. ||1||Pause||

Those humble beings, unto whom the Lord of the Universe shows mercy,

fall at the Guru's Feet. ||2||

They are blessed with peace, celestial bliss, tranquility and ecstasy;

chanting and meditating, they live in supreme bliss. ||3||

In the Saadh Sangat, I have earned the wealth of the Naam.

Says Nanak, God has relieved my pain. ||4||74||143||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Meditating in remembrance on the Lord, all suffering is eradicated.

The Lord's Lotus Feet are enshrined within my mind. ||1||

Chant the Lord's Name, hundreds of thousands of times, O my dear,

and drink deeply of the Ambrosial Essence of God. ||1||Pause||

Peace, celestial bliss, pleasures and the greatest ecstasy are obtained;

chanting and meditating, you shall live in supreme bliss. ||2||

Sexual desire, anger, greed and ego are eradicated;

in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, all sinful mistakes are washed away. ||3||

Grant Your Grace, O God, O Merciful to the meek.

Please bless Nanak with the dust of the feet of the Holy. ||4||75||144||

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Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
They wear and eat the gifts from the Lord;
how can laziness help them, O mother? ||1||

Forgetting her Husband Lord, and attaching herself to other affairs,

the soul-bride throws away the precious jewel in exchange for a mere shell. ||1||Pause||

Forsaking God, she is attached to other desires.

But who has gained honor by saluting the slave? ||2||

They consume food and drink, delicious and sublime as ambrosial nectar.

But the dog does not know the One who has bestowed these. ||3||

Says Nanak, I have been unfaithful to my own nature.

Please forgive me, O God, O Searcher of hearts. ||4||76||145||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
I meditate on the Feet of God within my mind.

This is my cleansing bath at all the sacred shrines of pilgrimage. ||1||

Meditate in remembrance on the Lord every day, O my Siblings of Destiny.

Thus, the filth of millions of incarnations shall be taken away. ||1||Pause||

Enshrine the Lord's Sermon within your heart,

and you shall obtain all the desires of your mind. ||2||

Redeemed is the life, death and birth of those,
within whose hearts the Lord God abides. ||3||
Says Nanak, those humble beings are perfect,

who are blessed with the dust of the feet of the Holy. ||4||77||146||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

They eat and wear what they are given, but still, they deny the Lord.

The messengers of the Righteous Judge of Dharma shall hunt them down. ||1||

They are unfaithful to the One, who has given them body and soul.

Through millions of incarnations, for so many lifetimes, they wander lost. ||1||Pause||

Such is the lifestyle of the faithless cynics;
everything they do is evil. ||2||

Within their minds, they have forgotten that Lord and Master, who created the soul, breath of life, mind and body. ||3||

Their wickedness and corruption have increased - they are recorded in volumes of books.

O Nanak, they are saved only by the Mercy of God, the Ocean of peace. ||4||

O Supreme Lord God, I have come to Your Sanctuary.

Break my bonds, and carry me across, with the Lord's Name. ||1||Second Pause||78||147||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

For their own advantage, they make God their friend.

He fulfills all their desires, and blesses them with the state of liberation. ||1||

Everyone should make Him such a friend.

No one goes away empty-handed from Him. ||1||Pause||

For their own purposes, they enshrine the Lord in the heart;

all pain, suffering and disease are taken away. ||2||

Their tongues learn the habit of chanting the Lord's Name,

and all their works are brought to perfection. ||3||

So many times, Nanak is a sacrifice to Him;

fruitful is the Blessed Vision, the Darshan, of my Lord of the Universe. ||4||79||148||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Millions of obstacles are removed in an instant,

for those who listen to the Sermon of the Lord, Har, Har, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. ||1||

They drink in the sublime essence of the Lord's Name, the Ambrosial Elixir.

Meditating on the Lord's Feet, hunger is taken away. ||1||Pause||

The treasure of all happiness, celestial peace and poise,

are obtained by those, whose hearts are filled with the Lord God. ||2||

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All medicines and remedies, mantras and tantras are nothing more than ashes.

Enshrine the Creator Lord within your heart. ||3||

Renounce all your doubts, and vibrate upon the Supreme Lord God.

Says Nanak, this path of Dharma is eternal and unchanging. ||4||80||149||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The Lord bestowed His Mercy, and led me to meet the Guru.

By His power, no disease afflicts me. ||1||

Remembering the Lord, I cross over the terrifying world-ocean.

In the Sanctuary of the spiritual warrior, the account books of the Messenger of Death are torn up. ||1||Pause||

The True Guru has given me the Mantra of the Lord's Name.

By this Support, my affairs have been resolved. ||2||

Meditation, self-discipline, self-control and perfect greatness were obtained when the Merciful Lord, the Guru, became my Help and Support. ||3||

The Guru has dispelled pride, emotional attachment and superstition.

Nanak sees the Supreme Lord God pervading everywhere. ||4||81||150||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The blind beggar is better off than the vicious king.

Overcome by pain, the blind man invokes the Lord's Name. ||1||

You are the glorious greatness of Your slave.

The intoxication of Maya leads the others to hell. ||1||Pause||

Gripped by disease, they invoke the Name.

But those who are intoxicated with vice shall find no home, no place of rest. ||2||

One who is in love with the Lord's Lotus Feet,
does not think of any other comforts. ||3||

Forever and ever, meditate on God, your Lord and Master.

O Nanak, meet with the Lord, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. ||4||82||151||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Twenty-four hours a day, the highway robbers are my companions.

Granting His Grace, God has driven them away. ||1||

Everyone should dwell on the Sweet Name of such a Lord.

God is overflowing with all power. ||1||Pause||
The world-ocean is burning hot!

In an instant, God saves us, and carries us across. ||2||

There are so many bonds, they cannot be broken.

Remembering the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the fruit of liberation is obtained. ||3||

By clever devices, nothing is accomplished.

Grant Your Grace to Nanak, that he may sing the Glories of God. ||4||83||152||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Those who obtain the wealth of the Lord's Name

move freely in the world; all their affairs are resolved. ||1||

By great good fortune, the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises are sung.

O Supreme Lord God, as You give, so do I receive. ||1||Pause||

Enshrine the Lord's Feet within your heart.

Get aboard this boat, and cross over the terrifying world-ocean. ||2||

Everyone who joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy,

obtains eternal peace; pain does not afflict them any longer. ||3||

With loving devotional worship, meditate on the treasure of excellence.

O Nanak, you shall be honored in the Court of the Lord. ||4||84||153||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The Lord, our Friend, is totally pervading the water, the land and the skies.

Doubts are dispelled by continually singing the Lord's Glorious Praises. ||1||

While rising up, and while lying down in sleep, the Lord is always with you, watching over you.

Remembering Him in meditation, the fear of Death departs. ||1||Pause||

With God's Lotus Feet abiding in the heart,
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all suffering comes to an end. ||2||
The One Lord is my hope, honor, power and wealth.

Within my mind is the Support of the True Banker. ||3||

I am the poorest and most helpless servant of the Holy.

O Nanak, giving me His Hand, God has protected me. ||4||85||154||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Taking my cleansing bath in the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, I have been purified.

Its reward surpasses the giving of charity at millions of solar eclipses. ||1||Pause||

With the Lord's Feet abiding in the heart,

the sinful mistakes of countless incarnations are removed. ||1||

I have obtained the reward of the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

I no longer have to gaze upon the way of death. ||2||

In thought, word and deed, seek the Support of the Lord of the Universe;

thus you shall be saved from the poisonous world-ocean. ||3||

Granting His Grace, God has made me His Own.

Nanak chants and meditates on the Chant of the Lord's Name. ||4||86||155||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Seek the Sanctuary of those who have come to know the Lord.

Your mind and body shall become cool and peaceful, imbued with the Feet of the Lord. ||1||

If God, the Destroyer of fear, does not dwell within your mind,

you shall spend countless incarnations in fear and dread. ||1||Pause||

Those who have the Lord's Name dwelling within their hearts

have all their desires and tasks fulfilled. ||2||
Birth, old age and death are in His Power,

so remember that All-powerful Lord with each breath and morsel of food. ||3||

The One God is my Intimate, Best Friend and Companion.

The Naam, the Name of my Lord and Master, is Nanak's only Support. ||4||87||156||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

When they are out and about, they keep Him enshrined in their hearts;

returning home, the Lord of the Universe is still with them. ||1||

The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is the Companion of His Saints.

Their minds and bodies are imbued with the Love of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

By Guru's Grace, one crosses over the world-ocean;

the sinful mistakes of countless incarnations are all washed away. ||2||

Honor and intuitive awareness are acquired through the Name of the Lord God.

The Teachings of the Perfect Guru are immaculate and pure. ||3||

Within your heart, meditate on the His Lotus Feet.

Nanak lives by beholding the Lord's Expansive Power. ||4||88||157||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Blessed is this place, where the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe are sung.

God Himself bestows peace and pleasure. ||1||Pause||

Misfortune occurs where the Lord is not remembered in meditation.

There are millions of joys where the Glorious Praises of the Lord are sung. ||1||

Forgetting the Lord, all sorts of pains and diseases come.

Serving God, the Messenger of Death will not even approach you. ||2||

Very blessed, stable and sublime is that place,
where the Name of God alone is chanted. ||3||
Wherever I go, my Lord and Master is with me.

Nanak has met the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. ||4||89||158||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

That mortal who meditates on the Lord of the Universe,

whether educated or uneducated, obtains the state of supreme dignity. ||1||

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, meditate on the Lord of the World.

Without the Name, wealth and property are false. ||1||Pause||

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They alone are handsome, clever and wise,
who surrender to the Will of God. ||2||
Blessed is their coming into this world,

if they recognize their Lord and Master in each and every heart. ||3||

Says Nanak, their good fortune is perfect,

if they enshrine the Lord's Feet within their minds. ||4||90||159||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The Lord's servant does not associate with the faithless cynic.

One is in the clutches of vice, while the other is in love with the Lord. ||1||Pause||

It would be like an imaginary rider on a decorated horse,

or a eunuch caressing a woman. ||1||

It would be like tying up an ox and trying to milk it,

or riding a cow to chase a tiger. ||2||

It would be like taking a sheep and worshipping it as the Elysian cow,

the giver of all blessings; it would be like going out shopping without any money. ||3||

O Nanak, consciously meditate on the Lord's Name.

Meditate in remembrance on the Lord Master, your Best Friend. ||4||91||160||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Pure and steady is that intellect,
which drinks in the Lord's sublime essence. ||1||

Keep the Support of the Lord's Feet in your heart,

and you shall be saved from the cycle of birth and death. ||1||Pause||

Pure is that body, in which sin does not arise.
In the Love of the Lord is pure glory. ||2||

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, corruption is eradicated.

This is the greatest blessing of all. ||3||

Imbued with loving devotional worship of the Sustainer of the Universe,

Nanak asks for the dust of the feet of the Holy. ||4||92||161||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Such is my love for the Lord of the Universe;

through perfect good destiny, I have been united with Him. ||1||Pause||

As the wife is delighted upon beholding her husband,

so does the Lord's humble servant live by chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||

As the mother is rejuvenated upon seeing her son,

so is the Lord's humble servant imbued with Him, through and through. ||2||

As the greedy man rejoices upon beholding his wealth,

so is the mind of the Lord's humble servant attached to His Lotus Feet. ||3||

May I never forget You, for even an instant, O Great Giver!

Nanak's God is the Support of his breath of life. ||4||93||162||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Those humble beings who are accustomed to the Lord's sublime essence,

are pierced through with loving devotional worship of the Lord's Lotus Feet. ||1||Pause||

All other pleasures look like ashes;

without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the world is fruitless. ||1||

He Himself rescues us from the deep dark well.

Wondrous and Glorious are the Praises of the Lord of the Universe. ||2||

In the woods and meadows, and throughout the three worlds, the Sustainer of the Universe is pervading.

The Expansive Lord God is Merciful to all beings. ||3||

Says Nanak, that speech alone is excellent,

which is approved by the Creator Lord. ||4||94||163||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Every day, take your bath in the Sacred Pool of the Lord.

Mix and drink in the most delicious, sublime Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

The water of the Name of the Lord of the Universe is immaculate and pure.

Take your cleansing bath in it, and all your affairs shall be resolved. ||1||

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In the Society of the Saints, spiritual conversations take place.

The sinful mistakes of millions of incarnations are erased. ||2||

The Holy Saints meditate in remembrance, in ecstasy.

Their minds and bodies are immersed in supreme ecstasy. ||3||

Slave Nanak is a sacrifice to those who have obtained the treasure of the Lord's Feet. ||4||95||164||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Do only that, by which no filth or pollution shall stick to you.

Let your mind remain awake and aware, singing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. ||1||Pause||

Meditate in remembrance on the One Lord; do not be in love with duality.

In the Society of the Saints, chant only the Name. ||1||

The karma of good actions, the Dharma of righteous living, religious rituals, fasts and worship

- practice these, but do not know any other than the Supreme Lord God. ||2||

Those who place their love in God - their works are brought to fruition. ||3||

Infinitely invaluable is that Vaishnaav, that worshipper of Vishnu,

says Nanak, who has renounced corruption. ||4||96||165||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

They desert you even when you are alive, O madman;

what good can they do when someone is dead? ||1||

Meditate in remembrance on the Lord of the Universe in your mind and body - this is your pre-ordained destiny.

The poison of Maya is of no use at all. ||1||Pause||

Those who have eaten this poison of deception
- their thirst shall never depart. ||2||

The treacherous world-ocean is filled with terrible pain.

Without the Lord's Name, how can anyone cross over? ||3||

Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall be saved here and hereafter.

O Nanak, worship and adore the Name of the Lord. ||4||97||166||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
The bearded emperor who struck down the poor,

has been burnt in the fire by the Supreme Lord God. ||1||

The Creator administers true justice.

He is the Saving Grace of His slaves. ||1||Pause||

In the beginning, and throughout the ages, His glory is manifest.

The slanderer died after contracting the deadly fever. ||2||

He is killed, and no one can save him.
Here and hereafter, his reputation is evil. ||3||
The Lord hugs His slaves close in His Embrace.

Nanak seeks the Lord's Sanctuary, and meditates on the Naam. ||4||98||167||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The memorandum was proven to be false by the Lord Himself.

The sinner is now suffering in despair. ||1||

Those who have my Lord of the Universe as their support

- death does not even approach them. ||1||Pause||
In the True Court, they lie;

the blind fools strike their own heads with their own hands. ||2||

Sickness afflicts those who commit sins;
God Himself sits as the Judge. ||3||
By their own actions, they are bound and gagged.

All their wealth is gone, along with their lives. ||4||

Nanak has taken to the Sanctuary of the Lord's Court;

my Creator has preserved my honor. ||5||99||168||
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The dust of the feet of the humble beings is so sweet to my mind.

Perfect karma is the mortal's pre-ordained destiny. ||1||Pause||

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The mind is overflowing with the greasy dirt of egotistical pride.

With the dust of the feet of the Holy, it is scrubbed clean. ||1||

The body may be washed with loads of water,

and yet its filth is not removed, and it does not become clean. ||2||

I have met the True Guru, who is merciful forever.

Meditating, meditating in remembrance on the Lord, I am rid of the fear of death. ||3||

Liberation, pleasures and worldly success are all in the Lord's Name.

With loving devotional worship, O Nanak, sing His Glorious Praises. ||4||100||169||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The Lord's slaves attain the highest status of life.

Meeting them, the soul is enlightened. ||1||

Those who listen with their mind and ears to the Lord's meditative remembrance,

are blessed with peace at the Lord's Gate, O mortal. ||1||Pause||

Twenty-four hours a day, meditate on the Sustainer of the World.

O Nanak, gazing on the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, I am enraptured. ||2||101||170||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Peace and tranquility have come; the Guru, the Lord of the Universe, has brought it.

The burning sins have departed, O my Siblings of Destiny. ||1||Pause||

With your tongue, continually chant the Lord's Name.

Disease shall depart, and you shall be saved. ||1||

Contemplate the Glorious Virtues of the Unfathomable Supreme Lord God.

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, you shall be emancipated. ||2||

Sing the Glories of God each and every day;

your afflictions shall be dispelled, and you shall be saved, my humble friend. ||3||

In thought, word and deed, I meditate on my God.

Slave Nanak has come to Your Sanctuary. ||4||102||171||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
The Divine Guru has opened his eyes.

Doubt has been dispelled; my service has been successful. ||1||Pause||

The Giver of joy has saved him from smallpox.
The Supreme Lord God has granted His Grace. ||1||

O Nanak, he alone lives, who chants the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, drink deeply of the Lord's Ambrosial Nectar. ||2||103||172||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Blessed is that forehead, and blessed are those eyes;

blessed are those devotees who are in love with You. ||1||

Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, how anyone find peace?

With your tongue, chant the Praises of the Name of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

Nanak is a sacrifice to those

who meditate on the Lord of Nirvaanaa. ||2||104||173||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
You are my Advisor; You are always with me.
You preserve, protect and care for me. ||1||

Such is the Lord, our Help and Support in this world and the next.

He protects the honor of His slave, O my Sibling of Destiny. ||1||Pause||

He alone exists hereafter; this place is in His Power.

Twenty-four hours a day, O my mind, chant and meditate on the Lord. ||2||

His honor is acknowledged, and he bears the True Insignia;

the Lord Himself issues His Royal Command. ||3||

He Himself is the Giver; He Himself is the Cherisher.

Continually, continuously, O Nanak, dwell upon the Name of the Lord. ||4||105||174||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
When the Perfect True Guru becomes merciful,

the Lord of the World abides in the heart forever. ||1||

Meditating on the Lord, I have found eternal peace.

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The Sovereign Lord, the Perfect King, has shown His Mercy to me. ||1||Pause||

Says Nanak, one whose destiny is perfect,

meditates on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, the Everlasting Husband. ||2||106||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

He opens his loin-cloth, and spreads it out beneath him.

Like a donkey, he gulps down all that comes his way. ||1||

Without good deeds, liberation is not obtained.

The wealth of liberation is only obtained by meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

He performs worship ceremonies, applies the ceremonial tilak mark to his forehead, and takes his ritual cleansing baths;

he pulls out his knife, and demands donations. ||2||

With his mouth, he recites the Vedas in sweet musical measures,

and yet he does not hesitate to take the lives of others. ||3||

Says Nanak, when God showers His Mercy,

even his heart becomes pure, and he contemplates God. ||4||107||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Remain steady in the home of your own self, O beloved servant of the Lord.

The True Guru shall resolve all your affairs. ||1||Pause||

The Transcendent Lord has struck down the wicked and the evil.

The Creator has preserved the honor of His servant. ||1||

The kings and emperors are all under his power;

he drinks deeply of the most sublime essence of the Ambrosial Naam. ||2||

Meditate fearlessly on the Lord God.

Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, this gift is given. ||3||

Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of God, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts;

he grasps the Support of God, his Lord and Master. ||4||108||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

One who is attuned to the Lord, shall not be burned in the fire.

One who is attuned to the Lord, shall not be enticed by Maya.

One who is attuned to the Lord, shall not be drowned in water.

One who is attuned to the Lord, is prosperous and fruitful. ||1||

All fear is eradicated by Your Name.

Joining the Sangat, the Holy Congregation, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. ||Pause||

One who is attuned to the Lord, is free of all anxieties.

One who is attuned to the Lord, is blessed with the Mantra of the Holy.

One who is attuned to the Lord, is not haunted by the fear of death.

One who is attuned to the Lord, sees all his hopes fulfilled. ||2||

One who is attuned to the Lord, does not suffer in pain.

One who is attuned to the Lord, remains awake and aware, night and day.

One who is attuned to the Lord, dwells in the home of intuitive peace.

One who is attuned to the Lord, sees his doubts and fears run away. ||3||

One who is attuned to the Lord, has the most sublime and exalted intellect.

One who is attuned to the Lord, has a pure and spotless reputation.

Says Nanak, I am a sacrifice to those who do not forget my God. ||4||109||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Through sincere efforts, the mind is made peaceful and calm.

Walking on the Lord's Way, all pains are taken away.

Chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the mind becomes blissful.

Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, supreme bliss is obtained. ||1||

There is joy all around, and peace has come to my home.

Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, misfortune disappears. ||Pause||

My eyes are purified, beholding the Blessed Vision of His Darshan.

Blessed is the forehead which touches His Lotus Feet.

Working for the Lord of the Universe, the body becomes fruitful.

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By the Grace of the Saints, I have obtained the supreme status. ||2||

The Lord is the Help and Support of His humble servant.

I have found peace, falling at the feet of His slaves.

When selfishness is gone, then one becomes the Lord Himself;

seek the Sanctuary of the treasure of mercy. ||3||

When someone finds the One he has desired,
then where should he go to look for Him?

I have become steady and stable, and I dwell in the seat of peace.

By Guru's Grace, Nanak has entered the home of peace. ||4||110||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The merits of taking millions of ceremonial cleansing baths,

the giving of hundreds of thousands, billions and trillions in charity

- these are obtained by those whose minds are filled with the Name of the Lord. ||1||

Those who sing the Glories of the Lord of the World are totally pure.

Their sins are erased, in the Sanctuary of the Kind and Holy Saints. ||Pause||

The merits of performing all sorts of austere acts of penance and self-discipline,

earning huge profits and seeing one's desires fulfilled

- these are obtained by chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, with the tongue. ||2||

The merits of reciting the Simritees, the Shaastras and the Vedas,

knowledge of the science of Yoga, spiritual wisdom and the pleasure of miraculous spiritual powers

- these come by surrendering the mind and meditating on the Name of God. ||3||

The wisdom of the Inaccessible and Infinite Lord is incomprehensible.

Meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and contemplating the Naam within our hearts,

O Nanak, God has showered His Mercy upon us. ||4||111||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Meditating, meditating, meditating in remembrance, I have found peace.

I have enshrined the Lotus Feet of the Guru within my heart. ||1||

The Guru, the Lord of the Universe, the Supreme Lord God, is perfect.

Worshipping Him, my mind has found a lasting peace. ||Pause||

Night and day, I meditate on the Guru, and the Name of the Guru.

Thus all my works are brought to perfection. ||2||

Beholding the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, my mind has become cool and tranquil,

and the sinful mistakes of countless incarnations have been washed away. ||3||

Says Nanak, where is fear now, O Siblings of Destiny?

The Guru Himself has preserved the honor of His servant. ||4||112||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The Lord Himself is the Help and Support of His servants.

He always cherishes them, like their father and mother. ||1||

In God's Sanctuary, everyone is saved.

That Perfect True Lord is the Doer, the Cause of causes. ||Pause||

My mind now dwells in the Creator Lord.

My fears have been dispelled, and my soul has found the most sublime peace. ||2||

The Lord has granted His Grace, and saved His humble servant.

The sinful mistakes of so many incarnations have been washed away. ||3||

The Greatness of God cannot be described.

Servant Nanak is forever in His Sanctuary. ||4||113||

Raag Gauree Chaytee, Fifth Mehl, Du-Padas:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

The power of the Lord is universal and perfect, O Siblings of Destiny.

So no pain can ever afflict me. ||1||Pause||
Whatever the Lord's slave wishes, O mother,
the Creator Himself causes that to be done. ||1||
God causes the slanderers to lose their honor.

Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of the Fearless Lord. ||2||114||

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 053
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

O Brave and Powerful God, Ocean of Peace, I fell into the pit - please, take my hand. ||1||Pause||

My ears do not hear, and my eyes are not beautiful. I am in such pain; I am a poor cripple, crying at Your Door. ||1||

O Master of the poor and helpless, O Embodiment of Compassion, You are my Friend and Intimate, my Father and Mother.

Nanak holds tight to the Lord's Lotus Feet in his heart; thus the Saints cross over the terrifying world-ocean. ||2||2||115||

Raag Gauree Bairaagan, Fifth Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

O Dear Lord God, my Best Friend, please, abide with me. ||1||Pause||

Without You, I cannot live, even for an instant, and my life in this world is cursed.

O Breath of Life of the soul, O Giver of peace, each and every instant I am a sacrifice to You. ||1||

Please, God, give me the Support of Your Hand; lift me up and pull me out of this pit, O Lord of the World.

I am worthless, with such a shallow intellect; You are always Merciful to the meek. ||2||

What comforts of Yours can I dwell upon? How can I contemplate You?

You lovingly absorb Your slaves into Your Sanctuary, O Lofty, Inaccessible and Infinite Lord. ||3||

All wealth, and the eight miraculous spiritual powers are in the supremely sublime essence of the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

Those humble beings, with whom the beautifully-haired Lord is thoroughly pleased, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||4||

You are my mother, father, son and relative; You are the Support of the breath of life.

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, Nanak meditates on the Lord, and swims across the poisonous world-ocean. ||5||1||116||

Gauree Bairaagan, Chhants Of Rehoay, Fifth Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Is there anyone who will sing of the Beloved Lord?

Surely, this will bring all pleasures and comforts. ||Pause||

The renunciate goes out into the woods, searching for Him.

But those who embrace love for the One Lord are very rare.

Those who find the Lord are very fortunate and blessed. ||1||

The Gods like Brahma and Sanak yearn for Him;

the Yogis, celibates and Siddhas yearn for the Lord.

One who is so blessed, sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||2||

I seek the Sanctuary of those who have not forgotten Him.

By great good fortune, one meets the Lord's Saint.

They are not subject to the cycle of birth and death. ||3||

Show Your Mercy, and lead me to meet You, O my Darling Beloved.

Hear my prayer, O Lofty and Infinite God;

Nanak begs for the Support of Your Name. ||4||1||117||

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 054
Raag Gauree Poorbee, Fifth Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

By what virtues can I meet the Lord of life, O my mother? ||1||Pause||

I have no beauty, understanding or strength; I am a stranger, from far away. ||1||

I am not wealthy or youthful. I am an orphan - please, unite me with Yourself. ||2||

Searching and searching, I have become a renunciate, free of desire. I wander around, searching for the Blessed Vision of God's Darshan. ||3||

God is Compassionate, and Merciful to the meek; O Nanak, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the fire of desire has been quenched. ||4||1||118||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The loving desire to meet my Beloved has arisen within my mind.

I touch His Feet, and offer my prayer to Him. If only I had the great good fortune to meet the Saint. ||1||Pause||

I surrender my mind to Him; I place my wealth before Him. I totally renounce my selfish ways.

One who teaches me the Sermon of the Lord God - night and day, I shall follow Him. ||1||

When the seed of the karma of past actions sprouted, I met the Lord; He is both the Enjoyer and the Renunciate.

My darkness was dispelled when I met the Lord. O Nanak, after being asleep for countless incarnations, I have awakened. ||2||2||119||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Come out, O soul-bird, and let the meditative remembrance of the Lord be your wings.

Meet the Holy Saint, take to His Sanctuary, and keep the perfect jewel of the Lord enshrined in your heart. ||1||Pause||

Superstition is the well, thirst for pleasure is the mud, and emotional attachment is the noose, so tight around your neck.

The only one who can cut this is the Guru of the World, the Lord of the Universe. So let yourself dwell at His Lotus Feet. ||1||

Bestow Your Mercy, O Lord of the Universe, O God, My Beloved, Master of the meek - please, listen to my prayer.

Take my hand, O Lord and Master of Nanak; my body and soul all belong to You. ||2||3||120||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
My mind yearns to behold the Lord in meditation.

I think of Him, I hope and thirst for Him, day and night; is there any Saint who may bring Him near me? ||1||Pause||

I serve the slaves of His slaves; in so many ways, I beg of Him.

Setting them upon the scale, I have weighed all comforts and pleasures; without the Lord's Blessed Vision, they are all totally inadequate. ||1||

By the Grace of the Saints, I sing the Praises of the Ocean of virtue; after countless incarnations, I have been released.

Meeting the Lord, Nanak has found peace and bliss; his life is redeemed, and prosperity dawns for him. ||2||4||121||

Raag Gauree Poorbee, Fifth Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

How may I meet my Master, the King, the Lord of the Universe?

Is there any Saint, who can bestow such celestial peace, and show me the Way to Him? ||1||Pause||

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 055

The Unseen Lord is deep within the self; He cannot be seen; the curtain of egotism intervenes.

In emotional attachment to Maya, all the world is asleep. Tell me, how can this doubt be dispelled? ||1||

The one lives together with the other in the same house, but they do not talk to one another, O Siblings of Destiny.

Without the one substance, the five are miserable; that substance is in the unapproachable place. ||2||

And the one whose home it is, has locked it up, and given the key to the Guru.

You may make all sorts of efforts, but it cannot be obtained, without the Sanctuary of the True Guru. ||3||

Those whose bonds have been broken by the True Guru, enshrine love for the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

The self-elect, the self-realized beings, meet together and sing the joyous songs of the Lord. Nanak, there is no difference between them, O Siblings of Destiny. ||4||

This is how my Sovereign Lord King, the Lord of the Universe, is met;

celestial bliss is attained in an instant, and doubt is dispelled. Meeting Him, my light merges in the Light. ||1||Second Pause||1||122||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
I am intimate with Him;

granting His Grace, my Kind Beloved has told me of the True Guru. ||1||Pause||

Wherever I look, there You are; I am totally convinced of this.

Unto whom should I pray? The Lord Himself hears all. ||1||

My anxiety is over. The Guru has cut away my bonds, and I have found eternal peace.

Whatever shall be, shall be in the end; so where can pain and pleasure be seen? ||2||

The continents and the solar systems rest in the support of the One Lord. The Guru has removed the veil of illusion, and shown this to me.

The nine treasures of the wealth of the Name of the Lord are in that one place. Where else should we go? ||3||

The same gold is fashioned into various articles; just so, the Lord has made the many patterns of the creation.

Says Nanak, the Guru has dispelled my doubt; in this way, my essence merges into God's essence. ||4||2||123||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
This life is diminishing, day and night.

Meeting with the Guru, your affairs shall be resolved. ||1||Pause||

Listen, my friends, I beg of you: now is the time to serve the Saints!

In this world, earn the profit of the Lord's Name, and hereafter, you shall dwell in peace. ||1||

This world is engrossed in corruption and cynicism. Only those who know God are saved.

Those who are awakened by the Lord to drink in this sublime essence, come to know the Unspoken Speech of the Lord. ||2||

Purchase only that for which you have come into the world, and through the Guru, the Lord shall dwell within your mind.

Within the home of your own inner being, you shall obtain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence with intuitive ease. You shall not be consigned again to the wheel of reincarnation. ||3||

O Inner-knower, Searcher of hearts, Primal Being, Architect of Destiny: please fulfill this yearning of my mind.

Nanak, Your slave, begs for this happiness: let me be the dust of the feet of the Saints. ||4||3||124||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Save me, O My Father God.

I am worthless and without virtue; all virtues are Yours. ||1||Pause||

The five vicious thieves are assaulting my poor being; save me, O Savior Lord!

They are tormenting and torturing me. I have come, seeking Your Sanctuary. ||1||

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 056

Trying all sorts of things, I have grown weary, but still, they will not leave me alone.

But I have heard that they can be rooted out, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; and so I seek their Shelter. ||2||

In their Mercy, the Saints have met me, and from them, I have obtained satisfaction.

The Saints have given me the Mantra of the Fearless Lord, and now I practice the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||3||

I have now conquered those terrible evil-doers, and my speech is now sweet and sublime.

Says Nanak, the Divine Light has dawned within my mind; I have obtained the state of Nirvaanaa. ||4||4||125||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
He is the Eternal King.

The Fearless Lord abides with you. So where does this fear come from? ||1||Pause||

In one person, You are arrogant and proud, and in another, You are meek and humble.

In one person, You are all by Yourself, and in another, You are poor. ||1||

In one person, you are a Pandit, a religious scholar and a preacher, and in another, You are just a fool.

In one person, You grab hold of everything, and in another, You accept nothing. ||2||

What can the poor wooden puppet do? The Master Puppeteer knows everything.

As the Puppeteer dresses the puppet, so is the role the puppet plays. ||3||

The Lord has created the various chambers of assorted descriptions, and He Himself protects them.

As is that vessel in which the Lord places the soul, so does it dwell. What can this poor being do? ||4||

The One who created the thing, understands it; He has fashioned all of this.

Says Nanak, the Lord and Master is Infinite; He alone understands the value of His Creation. ||5||5||126||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Give them up - give up the pleasures of corruption;

you are entangled in them, you crazy fool, like an animal grazing in the green fields. ||1||Pause||

That which you believe to be of use to you, shall not go even an inch with you.

Naked you came, and naked you shall depart. You shall go round and round the cycle of birth and death, and you shall be food for Death. ||1||

Watching, watching the transitory dramas of the world, you are embroiled and enmeshed in them, and you laugh with delight.

The string of life is wearing thin, day and night, and you have done nothing for your soul. ||2||

Doing your deeds, you have grown old; your voice fails you, and your body has become weak.

You were enticed by Maya in your youth, and your attachment for it has not diminished, one little bit. ||3||

The Guru has shown me that this is the way of the world; I have abandoned the dwelling of pride, and entered Your Sanctuary.

The Saint has shown me the Path of God; slave Nanak has implanted devotional worship and the Praise of the Lord. ||4||6||127||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Except for You, who is mine?

O my Beloved, You are the Support of the breath of life. ||1||Pause||

You alone know the condition of my inner being. You are my Beautiful Friend.

I receive all comforts from You, O my Unfathomable and Immeasurable Lord and Master. ||1||

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 057

I cannot describe Your Manifestations, O Treasure of Excellence, O Giver of peace.

God is Inaccessible, Incomprehensible and Imperishable; He is known through the Perfect Guru. ||2||

My doubt and fear have been taken away, and I have been made pure, since my ego was conquered.

My fear of birth and death has been abolished, beholding Your Blessed Vision in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. ||3||

I wash the Guru's Feet and serve Him; I am a sacrifice to Him, 100,000 times.

By His Grace, servant Nanak has crossed over this terrifying world-ocean; I am united with my Beloved. ||4||7||128||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Who can please You, except You Yourself?

Gazing upon Your Beauteous Form, all are entranced. ||1||Pause||

In the heavenly paradise, in the nether regions of the underworld, on the planet earth and throughout the galaxies, the One Lord is pervading everywhere.

Everyone calls upon You with their palms pressed together, saying, "Shiva, Shiva". O Merciful Lord and Master, everyone cries out for Your Help. ||1||

Your Name, O Lord and Master, is the Purifier of sinners, the Giver of peace, immaculate, cooling and soothing.

O Nanak, spiritual wisdom, meditation and glorious greatness come from dialogue and discourse with Your Saints. ||2||8||129||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Meet with me, O my Dear Beloved.

O God, whatever You do - that alone happens. ||1||Pause||

Wandering around through countless incarnations, I endured pain and suffering in so many lives, over and over again.

By Your Grace, I obtained this human body; grant me the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, O Sovereign Lord King. ||1||

That which pleases His Will has come to pass; no one else can do anything.

By Your Will, enticed by the illusion of emotional attachment, the people are asleep; they do not wake up. ||2||

Please hear my prayer, O Lord of Life, O Beloved, Ocean of mercy and compassion.

Save me, O my Father God. I am an orphan - please, cherish me! ||3||

You reveal the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, for the sake of the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

Grant Your Grace, and bless us with the dust of the feet of the Saints; Nanak yearns for this peace. ||4||9||130||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
I am a sacrifice to those
who take the Support of the Naam. ||1||Pause||

How can I recount the praises of those humble beings who are attuned to the Love of the Supreme Lord God?

Peace, intuitive poise and bliss are with them. There are no other givers equal to them. ||1||

They have come to save the world - those humble beings who thirst for His Blessed Vision.

Those who seek their Sanctuary are carried across; in the Society of the Saints, their hopes are fulfilled. ||2||

If I fall at their Feet, then I live; associating with those humble beings, I remain happy.

O God, please be merciful to me, that my mind might become the dust of the feet of Your devotees. ||3||

Power and authority, youth and age - whatever is seen in this world, all of it shall fade away.

The treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is forever new and immaculate. Nanak has earned this wealth of the Lord. ||4||10||131||

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 058
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
I came to the Guru, to learn the Way of Yoga.

The True Guru has revealed it to me through the Word of the Shabad. ||1||Pause||

He is contained in the nine continents of the world, and within this body; each and every moment, I humbly bow to Him.

I have made the Guru's Teachings my ear-rings, and I have enshrined the One Formless Lord within my being. ||1||

I have brought the five disciples together, and they are now under the control of the one mind.

When the ten hermits become obedient to the Lord, then I became an immaculate Yogi. ||2||

I have burnt my doubt, and smeared my body with the ashes. My path is to see the One and Only Lord.

I have made that intuitive peace my food; the Lord Master has written this pre-ordained destiny upon my forehead. ||3||

In that place where there is no fear, I have assumed my Yogic posture. The unstruck melody of His Bani is my horn.

I have made contemplation upon the essential reality my Yogic staff. The Love of the Name in my mind is my Yogic lifestyle. ||4||

By great good fortune, such a Yogi is met, who cuts away the bonds of Maya.

Nanak serves and adores this wondrous person, and kisses his feet. ||5||11||132||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is an incomparably beautiful treasure. Listen, everyone, and meditate on it, O friends.

Those, unto whom the Guru has given the Lord's medicine - their minds become pure and immaculate. ||1||Pause||

Darkness is dispelled from within that body, in which the Divine Light of the Guru's Shabad shines.

The noose of doubt is cut away from those who place their faith in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. ||1||

The treacherous and terrifying world-ocean is crossed over, in the boat of the Saadh Sangat.

My mind's desires are fulfilled, meeting the Guru, in love with the Lord. ||2||

The devotees have found the treasure of the Naam; their minds and bodies are satisfied and satiated.

O Nanak, the Dear Lord gives it only to those who surrender to the Lord's Command. ||3||12||133||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Please be kind and compassionate, O Lord of my life; I am helpless, and I seek Your Sanctuary, God.

Please, give me Your Hand, and lift me up, out of the deep dark pit. I have no clever tricks at all. ||1||Pause||

You are the Doer, the Cause of causes - You are everything. You are All-powerful; there is no other than You.

You alone know Your condition and extent. They alone become Your servants, upon whose foreheads such good destiny is recorded. ||1||

You are imbued with Your servant, God; Your devotees are woven into Your Fabric, through and through.

O Darling Beloved, they yearn for Your Name and the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, like the chakvee bird which longs to see the moon. ||2||

Between the Lord and His Saint, there is no difference at all. Among hundreds of thousands and millions, there is scarcely one humble being.

Those whose hearts are illuminated by God, sing the Kirtan of His Praises night and day with their tongues. ||3||

You are All-powerful and Infinite, the most lofty and exalted, the Giver of peace; O God, You are the Support of the breath of life.

Please show mercy to Nanak, O God, that he may remain in the Society of the Saints. ||4||13||134||

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 059
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
O Saint, You are attuned to the Lord.

Please stand my me, Architect of Destiny; please take me to my destination, Great Giver. ||1||Pause||

You alone know Your mystery; You are the Perfect Architect of Destiny.

I am a helpless orphan - please keep me under Your Protection and save me. ||1||

Your Feet are the boat to carry us across the world-ocean; You alone know Your ways.

Those whom You keep protected, by Your Kindness, cross over to the other side. ||2||

Here and hereafter, God, You are All-powerful; everything is in Your Hands.

Please give me that treasure, which will go along with me, O servant of the Lord. ||3||

I am without virtue - please bless me with virtue, so that my mind might chant the Name of the Lord.

By the Grace of the Saints, Nanak has met the Lord; his mind and body are soothed and satisfied. ||4||14||135||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
I am intuitively absorbed in the Divine Lord.

The Divine True Guru has become Merciful to me. ||1||Pause||

Cutting away the halter, He has made me His slave, and now I work for the Saints.

I have become a worshipper of the One Name; the Guru has shown me this amazing wonder. ||1||

The Divine Light has dawned, and everything is illuminated; the Guru has revealed this spiritual wisdom to my mind.

Drinking deeply of the Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord, my mind is satisfied, and my fears have been vanquished. ||2||

Accepting the Command of the Lord's Will, I have found total peace; the home of suffering has been destroyed.

When God, our Lord and Master was totally pleased, He revealed everything in the form of ecstasy. ||3||

Nothing comes, and nothing goes; this play is all set in motion by the Lord, the Sovereign King.

Says Nanak, our Lord and Master is inaccessible and unfathomable. The Lord's devotees take His Name as their Support. ||4||15||136||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

He is the Supreme Lord God, the Perfect Transcendent Lord; O my mind, hold tight to the Support of the One

who established the solar systems and galaxies. Chant the Name of that Lord. ||1||Pause||

Renounce the intellectual cleverness of your mind, O humble servants of the Lord; understanding the Hukam of His Command, peace is found.

Whatever God does, accept that with pleasure; in comfort and in suffering, meditate on Him. ||1||

The Creator emancipates millions of sinners in an instant, without a moment's delay.

The Lord, the Destroyer of the pain and sorrow of the poor, blesses those with whom He is pleased. ||2||

He is Mother and Father, the Cherisher of all; He is the Breath of life of all beings, the Ocean of peace.

While giving so generously, the Creator does not diminish at all. The Source of jewels, He is All-pervading. ||3||

The beggar begs for Your Name, O Lord and Master; God is contained deep within the nucleus of each and every heart.

Slave Nanak has entered His Sanctuary; no one returns from Him empty-handed. ||4||16||137||

Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 060
Raag Gauree Poorbee, Fifth Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Never forget the Lord, Har, Har, from your mind.

Here and hereafter, He is the Giver of all peace. He is the Cherisher of all hearts. ||1||Pause||

He removes the most terrible pains in an instant, if the tongue repeats His Name.

In the Lord's Sanctuary there is soothing coolness, peace and tranquility. He has extinguished the burning fire. ||1||

He saves us from the hellish pit of the womb, and carries us across the terrifying world-ocean.

Adoring His Lotus Feet in the mind, the fear of death is banished. ||2||

He is the Perfect, Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord, lofty, unfathomable and infinite.

Singing His Glorious Praises, and meditating on the Ocean of peace, one's life is not lost in the gamble. ||3||

My mind is engrossed in sexual desire, anger, greed and attachment, O Giver to the unworthy.

Please grant Your Grace, and bless me with Your Name; Nanak is forever a sacrifice to You. ||4||1||138||

Raag Gauree Chaytee, Fifth Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

There is no peace without devotional worship of the Lord.

Be victorious, and win the priceless jewel of this human life, by meditating on Him in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, even for an instant. ||1||Pause||

Many have renounced and left their children, wealth, spouses, joyful games and pleasures. ||1||

Horses, elephants and the pleasures of power

- leaving these behind, the fool must depart naked. ||2||

The body, scented with musk and sandalwood
- that body shall come to roll in the dust. ||3||

Infatuated with emotional attachment, they think that God is far away.

Says Nanak, he is Ever-present! ||4||1||139||
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

O mind, cross over with the Support of the Lord's Name.

The Guru is the boat to carry you across the world-ocean, through the waves of cynicism and doubt. ||1||Pause||

In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, there is only pitch darkness.

The lamp of the Guru's spiritual wisdom illuminates and enlightens. ||1||

The poison of corruption is spread out far and wide.

Only the virtuous are saved, chanting and meditating on the Lord. ||2||

Intoxicated with Maya, the people are asleep.

Meeting the Guru, doubt and fear are dispelled. ||3||

Says Nanak, meditate on the One Lord;
behold Him in each and every heart. ||4||2||140||
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
You alone are my Chief Advisor.

I serve You with the Support of the Guru. ||1||Pause||

By various devices, I could not find You.

Taking hold of me, the Guru has made me Your slave. ||1||

I have conquered the five tyrants.

By Guru's Grace, I have vanquished the army of evil. ||2||

I have received the One Name as His bounty and blessing.

Now, I dwell in peace, poise and bliss. ||3||
Section 07 - Raag Gauree - Part 061
The slaves of God are good.
O Nanak, their faces are radiant. ||4||3||141||
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Hey, soul: your only Support is the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

Whatever else you do or make happen, the fear of death still hangs over you. ||1||Pause||

He is not obtained by any other efforts.

By great good fortune, meditate on the Lord. ||1||

You may know hundreds of thousands of clever tricks,

but not even one will be of any use at all hereafter. ||2||

Good deeds done in the pride of ego are swept away, like the house of sand by water. ||3||

When God the Merciful shows His Mercy,

Nanak receives the Naam in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. ||4||4||142||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

I am a sacrifice, dedicated hundreds of thousands of times, to my Lord and Master.

His Name, and His Name alone, is the Support of the breath of life. ||1||Pause||

You alone are the Doer, the Cause of causes.

You are the Support of all beings and creatures. ||1||

O God, You are my power, authority and youth. You are absolute, without attributes, and also related, with the most sublime attributes. ||2||

Here and hereafter, You are my Savior and Protector.

By Guru's Grace, some understand You. ||3||

God is All-knowing, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts.

You are Nanak's strength and support. ||4||5||143||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Worship and adore the Lord, Har, Har, Har.

In the Society of the Saints, He dwells in the mind; doubt, emotional attachment and fear are vanquished. ||1||Pause||

The Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees are heard to proclaim

that the Lord's servant dwells as the highest of all. ||1||

All places are filled with fear - know this well.
Only the Lord's servants are free of fear. ||2||
People wander through 8.4 million incarnations.

God's people are not subject to birth and death. ||3||

Nanak has taken to the Sanctuary of the Lord's Holy Saints; he has given up power, wisdom, cleverness and egotism. ||4||6||144||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

O my mind, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord's Name.

Serve the Lord continually and continuously; with each and every breath, meditate on the Lord. ||1||Pause||

In the Society of the Saints, the Lord dwells in the mind,

and pain, suffering, darkness and doubt depart. ||1||

That humble being, who meditates on the Lord, by the Grace of the Saints, is not afflicted with pain. ||2||

Those unto whom the Guru gives the Mantra of the Lord's Name,

are saved from the fire of Maya. ||3||
Be kind to Nanak, O God;

let the Lord's Name dwell within my mind and body. ||4||7||145||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
With your tongue, chant the Name of the One Lord.

In this world, it shall bring you peace, comfort and great joy; hereafter, it shall go with your soul, and shall be of use to you. ||1||Pause||

The disease of your ego shall be eradicated.

By Guru's Grace, practice Raja Yoga, the Yoga of meditation and success. ||1||

Those who taste the sublime essence of the Lord
have their thirst quenched. ||2||

Those who have found the Lord, the Treasure of peace,

shall not go anywhere else again. ||3||

Those, unto whom the Guru has given the Lord's Name, Har, Har

- O Nanak, their fears are removed. ||4||8||146||
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Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
One who forgets the Lord's Name, suffers in pain.

Those who join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and dwell upon the Lord, find the Ocean of virtue. ||1||Pause||

Those Gurmukhs whose hearts are filled with wisdom,

hold the nine treasures, and the miraculous spiritual powers of the Siddhas in the palms of their hands. ||1||

Those who know the Lord God as their Master,
do not lack anything. ||2||
Those who realize the Creator Lord,
enjoy all peace and pleasure. ||3||

Those whose inner homes are filled with the Lord's wealth

- says Nanak, in their company, pain departs. ||4||9||147||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Your pride is so great, but what about your origins?

You cannot remain, no matter how much you try to hold on. ||1||Pause||

That which is forbidden by the Vedas and the Saints - with that, you are in love.

Like the gambler losing the game of chance, you are held in the power of sensory desires. ||1||

The One who is All-powerful to empty out and fill up - you have no love for His Lotus Feet.

O Nanak, I have been saved, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. I have been blessed by the Treasure of Mercy. ||2||10||148||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
I am the slave of my Lord and Master.
I eat whatever God gives me. ||1||Pause||
Such is my Lord and Master.
In an instant, He creates and embellishes. ||1||
I do that work which pleases my Lord and Master.

I sing the songs of God's glory, and His wondrous play. ||2||

I seek the Sanctuary of the Lord's Prime Minister;

beholding Him, my mind is comforted and consoled. ||3||

The One Lord is my support, the One is my steady anchor.

Servant Nanak is engaged in the Lord's work. ||4||11||149||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
Is there anyone, who can shatter his ego,

and turn his mind away from this sweet Maya? ||1||Pause||

Humanity is in spiritual ignorance; people see things that do not exist.

The night is dark and gloomy; how will the morning dawn? ||1||

Wandering, wandering all around, I have grown weary; trying all sorts of things, I have been searching.

Says Nanak, He has shown mercy to me; I have found the treasure of the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. ||2||12||150||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

He is the Wish-fulfilling Jewel, the Embodiment of Mercy. ||1||Pause||

The Supreme Lord God is Merciful to the meek;

meditating in remembrance on Him, peace is obtained. ||1||

The Wisdom of the Undying Primal Being is beyond comprehension.

Hearing His Praises, millions of sins are erased. ||2||

O God, Treasure of Mercy, please bless Nanak with Your kindness, that he may repeat the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. ||3||13||151||

Gauree Poorbee, Fifth Mehl:

O my mind, in the Sanctuary of God, peace is found.

That day, when the Giver of life and peace is forgotten - that day passes uselessly. ||1||Pause||

You have come as a guest for one short night, and yet you hope to live for many ages.

Households, mansions and wealth - whatever is seen, is like the shade of a tree. ||1||

My body, wealth, and all my gardens and property shall all pass away.

You have forgotten your Lord and Master, the Great Giver. In an instant, these shall belong to somebody else. ||2||

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You wear white clothes and take cleansing baths, and anoint yourself with sandalwood oil.

But you do not remember the Fearless, Formless Lord - you are like an elephant bathing in the mud. ||3||

When God becomes merciful, He leads you to meet the True Guru; all peace is in the Name of the Lord.

The Guru has liberated me from bondage; servant Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||4||14||152||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

O my mind, dwell always upon the Guru, Guru, Guru.

The Guru has made the jewel of this human life prosperous and fruitful. I am a sacrifice to the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. ||1||Pause||

As many breaths and morsels as you take, O my mind - so many times, sing His Glorious Praises.

When the True Guru becomes merciful, then this wisdom and understanding is obtained. ||1||

O my mind, taking the Naam, you shall be released from the bondage of death, and the peace of all peace will be found.

Serving your Lord and Master, the True Guru, the Great Giver, you shall obtain the fruits of your mind's desires. ||2||

The Name of the Creator is your beloved friend and child; it alone shall go along with you, O my mind.

So serve your True Guru, and you shall receive the Name from the Guru. ||3||

When God, the Merciful Guru, showered His Mercy upon me, all my anxieties were dispelled.

Nanak has found the peace of the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. All his sorrows have been dispelled. ||4||15||153||

Raag Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

The thirst of only a few is quenched. ||1||Pause||

People may accumulate hundreds of thousands, millions, tens of millions, and yet the mind is not restrained.

They only yearn for more and more. ||1||

They may have all sorts of beautiful women, but still, they commit adultery in the homes of others.

They do not distinguish between good and bad. ||2||

They wander around lost, trapped in the myriad bonds of Maya; they do not sing the Praises of the Treasure of Virtue.

Their minds are engrossed in poison and corruption. ||3||

Those, unto whom the Lord shows His Mercy, remain dead while yet alive. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, they cross over the ocean of Maya.

O Nanak, those humble beings are honored in the Court of the Lord. ||4||1||154||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
The Lord is the essence of all. ||1||Pause||

Some practice Yoga, some indulge in pleasures; some live in spiritual wisdom, some live in meditation.

Some are bearers of the staff. ||1||

Some chant in meditation, some practice deep, austere meditation; some worship Him in adoration, some practice daily rituals.

Some live the life of a wanderer. ||2||

Some live by the shore, some live on the water; some study the Vedas.

Nanak loves to worship the Lord. ||3||2||155||
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

To sing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises is my treasure. ||1||Pause||

You are my delight, You are my praise. You are my beauty, You are my love.

O God, You are my hope and support. ||1||

You are my pride, You are my wealth. You are my honor, You are my breath of life.

The Guru has repaired that which was broken. ||2||

You are in the household, and You are in the forest. You are in the village, and You are in the wilderness.

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Nanak: You are near, so very near! ||3||3||156||
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

I am intoxicated, intoxicated with the Love of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

I drink it in - I am drunk with it. The Guru has given it to me in charity.

My mind is drenched with it. ||1||

It is my furnace, it is the cooling plaster. It is my love, it is my longing.

My mind knows it as peace. ||2||

I enjoy intuitive peace, and I play in bliss; the cycle of reincarnation is ended for me, and I am merged with the Lord.

Nanak is pierced through with the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||3||4||157||

Raag Gauree Maalwaa, Fifth Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Chant the Lord's Name; O my friend, chant it. Hereafter, the path is terrifying and treacherous. ||1||Pause||

Serve, serve, forever serve the Lord. Death hangs over your head.

Do seva, selfless service, for the Holy Saints, and the noose of Death shall be cut away. ||1||

You may make burnt offerings, sacrificial feasts and pilgrimages to sacred shrines in egotism, but your corruption only increases.

You are subject to both heaven and hell, and you are reincarnated over and over again. ||2||

The realm of Shiva, the realms of Brahma and Indra as well - no place anywhere is permanent.

Without serving the Lord, there is no peace at all. The faithless cynic comes and goes in reincarnation. ||3||

As the Guru has taught me, so have I spoken.

Says Nanak, listen, people: sing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises, and you shall be saved. ||4||1||158||

Raag Gauree Maalaa, Fifth Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Adopting the innocent mind of a child, I have found peace.

Joy and sorrow, profit and loss, birth and death, pain and pleasure - they are all the same to my consciousness, since I met the Guru. ||1||Pause||

As long as I plotted and planned things, I was full of frustration.

When I met the Kind, Perfect Guru, then I obtained bliss so easily. ||1||

The more clever tricks I tried, the more bonds I was saddled with.

When the Holy Saint placed His Hand upon my forehead, then I was liberated. ||2||

As long as I claimed, "Mine, mine!", I was surrounded by wickedness and corruption.

But when I dedicated my mind, body and intellect to my Lord and Master, then I began to sleep in peace. ||3||

As long as I walked along, carrying the load, I continued to pay the fine.

But I threw away that bundle, when I met the Perfect Guru; O Nanak, then I became fearless. ||4||1||159||

Gauree Maalaa, Fifth Mehl:

I have renounced my desires; I have renounced them.

I have renounced them; meeting the Guru, I have renounced them.

All peace, joy, happiness and pleasures have come since I surrendered to the Will of the Lord of the Universe. ||1||Pause||

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Honor and dishonor are the same to me; I have placed my forehead upon the Guru's Feet.

Wealth does not excite me, and misfortune does not disturb me; I have embraced love for my Lord and Master. ||1||

The One Lord and Master dwells in the home; He is seen in the wilderness as well.

I have become fearless; the Saint has removed my doubts. The All-knowing Lord is pervading everywhere. ||2||

Whatever the Creator does, my mind is not troubled.

By the Grace of the Saints and the Company of the Holy, my sleeping mind has been awakened. ||3||

Servant Nanak seeks Your Support; he has come to Your Sanctuary.

In the Love of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, he enjoys intuitive peace; pain no longer touches him. ||4||2||160||

Gauree Maalaa, Fifth Mehl:

I have found the jewel of my Beloved within my mind.

My body is cooled, my mind is cooled and soothed, and I am absorbed into the Shabad, the Word of the True Guru. ||1||Pause||

My hunger has departed, my thirst has totally departed, and all my anxiety is forgotten.

The Perfect Guru has placed His Hand upon my forehead; conquering my mind, I have conquered the whole world. ||1||

Satisfied and satiated, I remain steady within my heart, and now, I do not waver at all.

The True Guru has given me the inexhaustible treasure; it never decreases, and never runs out. ||2||

Listen to this wonder, O Siblings of Destiny: the Guru has given me this understanding.

I threw off the veil of illusion, when I met my Lord and Master; then, I forgot my jealousy of others. ||3||

This is a wonder which cannot be described. They alone know it, who have tasted it.

Says Nanak, the Truth has been revealed to me. The Guru has given me the treasure; I have taken it and enshrined it within my heart. ||4||3||161||

Gauree Maalaa, Fifth Mehl:

Those who take to the Sanctuary of the Lord, the King, are saved.

All other people, in the mansion of Maya, fall flat on their faces on the ground. ||1||Pause||

The great men have studied the Shaastras, the Simritees and the Vedas, and they have said this:

"Without the Lord's meditation, there is no emancipation, and no one has ever found peace."||1||

People may accumulate the wealth of the three worlds, but the waves of greed are still not subdued.

Without devotional worship of the Lord, where can anyone find stability? People wander around endlessly. ||2||

People engage in all sorts of mind-enticing pastimes, but their passions are not fulfilled.

They burn and burn, and are never satisfied; without the Lord's Name, it is all useless. ||3||

Chant the Name of the Lord, my friend; this is the essence of perfect peace.

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, birth and death are ended. Nanak is the dust of the feet of the humble. ||4||4||162||

Gauree Maalaa, Fifth Mehl:
Who can help me understand my condition?
Only the Creator knows it. ||1||Pause||

This person does things in ignorance; he does not chant in meditation, and does not perform any deep, self-disciplined meditation.

This mind wanders around in the ten directions - how can it be restrained? ||1||

"I am the lord, the master of my mind, body, wealth and lands. These are mine."

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In doubt and emotional attachment, this person understands nothing; with this leash, these feet are tied up. ||2||

What did this person do, when he did not exist?

When the Immaculate and Formless Lord God was all alone, He did everything by Himself. ||3||

He alone knows His actions; He created this creation.

Says Nanak, the Lord Himself is the Doer. The True Guru has dispelled my doubts. ||4||5||163||

Gauree Maalaa, Fifth Mehl:
Without the Lord, other actions are useless.

Meditative chants, intense deep meditation, austere self-discipline and rituals - these are plundered in this world. ||1||Pause||

Fasting, daily rituals, and austere self-discipline - those who keep the practice of these, are rewarded with less than a shell.

Hereafter, the way is different, O Siblings of Destiny. There, these things are of no use at all. ||1||

Those who bathe at sacred shrines of pilgrimage, and wander over the earth, find no place of rest hereafter.

There, these are of no use at all. By these things, they only please other people. ||2||

Reciting the four Vedas from memory, they do not obtain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence hereafter.

Those who do not understand the One Pure Word, utter total nonsense. ||3||

Nanak voices this opinion: those who practice it, swim across.

Serve the Guru, and meditate on the Naam; renounce the egotistical pride from your mind. ||4||6||164||

Gauree Maalaa, Fifth Mehl:
O Lord, I chant Your Name, Har, Har, Har.

I cannot do anything by myself, O Lord and Master. As You keep me, so I remain. ||1||Pause||

What can the mere mortal do? What is in the hands of this poor creature?

As You attach us, so we are attached, O my Perfect Lord and Master. ||1||

Take pity on me, O Great Giver of all, that I may enshrine love for Your Form alone.

Nanak offers this prayer to the Lord, that he may chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||2||7||165||

Raag Gauree Maajh, Fifth Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

O Merciful to the meek, O Dear Lord King,

You have engaged millions of people in Your Service.

You are the Lover of Your devotees; this is Your Nature.

You are totally pervading all places. ||1||

How can I behold my Beloved? What is that way of life?

Become the slave of the Saints, and serve at their feet.

I dedicate this soul; I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to them.

Bowing low, I fall at the Feet of the Lord. ||2||

The Pandits, the religious scholars, study the books of the Vedas.

Some become renunciates, and bathe at sacred shrines of pilgrimage.

Some sing tunes and melodies and songs.

But I meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Fearless Lord. ||3||

My Lord and Master has become merciful to me.

I was a sinner, and I have been sanctified, taking to the Guru's Feet.

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Dispelling my doubts and fears, the Guru has rid me of hatred.

The Guru has fulfilled the desires of my mind. ||4||

One who has obtained the Name is wealthy.
One who meditates on God is glorified.

Sublime are all the actions of those who join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

Servant Nanak is intuitively absorbed into the Lord. ||5||1||166||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl, Maajh:
Come to me, O my Beloved Lord.

Night and day, with each and every breath, I think of You.

O Saints, give Him this message; I fall at Your Feet.

Without You, how can I be saved? ||1||
In Your Company, I am in ecstasy.

In the forest, the fields and the three worlds, there is peace and supreme bliss.

My bed is beautiful, and my mind blossoms forth in ecstasy.

Beholding the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, I have found this peace. ||2||

I wash Your Feet, and constantly serve You.

O Divine Lord, I worship and adore You; I bow down before You.

I am the slave of Your slaves; I chant Your Name.
I offer this prayer to my Lord and Master. ||3||

My desires are fulfilled, and my mind and body are rejuvenated.

Beholding the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan, all my pains have been taken away.

Chanting and meditating on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, I have been saved.

Nanak endures this unendurable celestial bliss. ||4||2||167||

Gauree Maajh, Fifth Mehl:

Listen, listen, O my friend and companion, O Beloved of my mind:

my mind and body are Yours. This life is a sacrifice to You as well.

May I never forget God, the Support of the breath of life.

I have come to Your Eternal Sanctuary. ||1||

Meeting Him, my mind is revived, O Siblings of Destiny.

By Guru's Grace, I have found the Lord, Har, Har.

All things belong to God; all places belong to God.

I am forever a sacrifice to God. ||2||

Very fortunate are those who meditate on this treasure.

They enshrine love for the Naam, the Name of the One Immaculate Lord.

Finding the Perfect Guru, all suffering is dispelled.

Twenty-four hours a day, I sing the Glories of God. ||3||

Your Name is the treasure of jewels, Lord.

You are the True Banker; Your devotee is the trader.

True is the trade of those who have the wealth of the Lord's assets.

Servant Nanak is forever a sacrifice. ||4||3||168||

Raag Gauree Maajh, Fifth Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

I am so proud of You, O Creator; I am so proud of You.

Through Your Almighty Power, I dwell in peace. The True Word of the Shabad is my banner and insignia. ||1||Pause||

He hears and knows everything, but he keeps silent.

Bewitched by Maya, he never regains awareness. ||1||

The riddles and hints are given, and he sees them with his eyes.

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But he is foolish and greedy, and he never listens to what he is told. ||2||

Why bother to count one, two, three, four? The whole world is defrauded by the same enticements.

Hardly anyone loves the Lord's Name; how rare is that place which is in bloom. ||3||

The devotees look beautiful in the True Court; night and day, they are happy.

They are imbued with the Love of the Transcendent Lord; servant Nanak is a sacrifice to them. ||4||1||169||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl, Maajh:

The Destroyer of sorrow is Your Name, Lord; the Destroyer of sorrow is Your Name.

Twenty-four hours a day, dwell upon the wisdom of the Perfect True Guru. ||1||Pause||

That heart, in which the Supreme Lord God abides, is the most beautiful place.

The Messenger of Death does not even approach those who chant the Glorious Praises of the Lord with the tongue. ||1||

I have not understood the wisdom of serving Him, nor have I worshipped Him in meditation.

You are my Support, O Life of the World; O my Lord and Master, Inaccessible and Incomprehensible. ||2||

When the Lord of the Universe became merciful, sorrow and suffering departed.

The hot winds do not even touch those who are protected by the True Guru. ||3||

The Guru is the All-pervading Lord, the Guru is the Merciful Master; the Guru is the True Creator Lord.

When the Guru was totally satisfied, I obtained everything. Servant Nanak is forever a sacrifice to Him. ||4||2||170||

Gauree Maajh, Fifth Mehl:
The Lord, the Lord, Raam, Raam, Raam:

meditating on Him, all affairs are resolved. ||1||Pause||

Chanting the Name of the Lord of the Universe, one's mouth is sanctified.

One who recites to me the Praises of the Lord is my friend and brother. ||1||

All treasures, all rewards and all virtues are in the Lord of the Universe.

Why forget Him from your mind? Remembering Him in meditation, pain departs. ||2||

Grasping the hem of His robe, we live, and cross over the terrifying world-ocean.

Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, one is saved, and one's face becomes radiant in the Court of the Lord. ||3||

The Praise of the Sustainer of the Universe is the essence of life, and the wealth of His Saints.

Nanak is saved, chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord; in the True Court, he is cheered and applauded. ||4||3||171||

Gauree Maajh, Fifth Mehl:

Sing the Sweet Praises of the Lord, O my soul, sing the Sweet Praises of the Lord.

Attuned to the True One, even the homeless find a home. ||1||Pause||

All other tastes are bland and insipid; through them, the body and mind are rendered insipid as well.

Without the Transcendent Lord, what can anyone do? Cursed is his life, and cursed his reputation. ||1||

Grasping the hem of the robe of the Holy Saint, we cross over the world-ocean.

Worship and adore the Supreme Lord God, and all your family will be saved as well. ||2||

He is a companion, a relative, and a good friend of mine, who implants the Lord's Name within my heart.

He washes off all my demerits, and is so generous to me. ||3||

Wealth, treasures, and household are all just ruins; the Lord's Feet are the only treasure.

Nanak is a beggar standing at Your Door, God; he begs for Your charity. ||4||4||172||

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One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Raag Gauree, Ninth Mehl
: Holy Saadhus: forsake the pride of your mind.

Sexual desire, anger and the company of evil people - run away from them, day and night. ||1||Pause||

One who knows that pain and pleasure are both the same, and honor and dishonor as well,

who remains detached from joy and sorrow, realizes the true essence in the world. ||1||

Renounce both praise and blame; seek instead the state of Nirvaanaa.

O servant Nanak, this is such a difficult game; only a few Gurmukhs understand it! ||2||1||

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:
Holy Saadhus: the Lord fashioned the creation.

One person passes away, and another thinks that he will live forever - this is a wonder beyond understanding! ||1||Pause||

The mortal beings are held in the power of sexual desire, anger and emotional attachment; they have forgotten the Lord, the Immortal Form.

The body is false, but they believe it to be true; it is like a dream in the night. ||1||

Whatever is seen, shall all pass away, like the shadow of a cloud.

O servant Nanak, one who knows the world to be unreal, dwells in the Sanctuary of the Lord. ||2||2||

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:

The Praise of the Lord does not come to dwell in the minds of the mortal beings.

Day and night, they remain engrossed in Maya. Tell me, how can they sing God's Glories? ||1||Pause||

In this way, they bind themselves to children, friends, Maya and possessiveness.

Like the deer's delusion, this world is false; and yet, beholding it, they chase after it. ||1||

Our Lord and Master is the source of pleasures and liberation; and yet, the fool forgets Him.

O servant Nanak, among millions, there is scarcely anyone who attains the Lord's meditation. ||2||3||

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:
Holy Saadhus: this mind cannot be restrained.

Fickle desires dwell with it, and so it cannot remain steady. ||1||Pause||

The heart is filled with anger and violence, which cause all sense to be forgotten.

The jewel of spiritual wisdom has been taken away from everyone; nothing can withstand it. ||1||

The Yogis have tried everything and failed; the virtuous have grown weary of singing God's Glories.

O servant Nanak, when the Lord becomes merciful, then every effort is successful. ||2||4||

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:

Holy Saadhus: sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe.

You have obtained the priceless jewel of this human life; why are you uselessly wasting it? ||1||Pause||

He is the Purifier of sinners, the Friend of the poor. Come, and enter the Lord's Sanctuary.

Remembering Him, the elephant's fear was removed; so why do you forget Him? ||1||

Renounce your egotistical pride and your emotional attachment to Maya; focus your consciousness on the Lord's meditation.

Says Nanak, this is the path to liberation. Become Gurmukh, and attain it. ||2||5||

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:

O mother, if only someone would instruct my wayward mind.

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This mind listens to the Vedas, the Puraanas, and the ways of the Holy Saints, but it does not sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, for even an instant. ||1||Pause||

Having obtained this human body, so very difficult to obtain, it is now being uselessly wasted.

Emotional attachment to Maya is such a treacherous wilderness, and yet, people are in love with it. ||1||

Inwardly and outwardly, God is always with them, and yet, they do not enshrine Love for Him.

O Nanak, know that those whose hearts are filled with the Lord are liberated. ||2||6||

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:

Holy Saadhus: rest and peace are in the Sanctuary of the Lord.

This is the blessing of studying the Vedas and the Puraanas, that you may meditate on the Name of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

Greed, emotional attachment to Maya, possessiveness, the service of evil, pleasure and pain - those who are not touched by these, are the very embodiment of the Divine Lord. ||1||

Heaven and hell, ambrosial nectar and poison, gold and copper - these are all alike to them.

Praise and slander are all the same to them, as are greed and attachment. ||2||

They are not bound by pleasure and pain - know that they are truly wise.

O Nanak, recognize those mortal beings as liberated, who live this way of life. ||3||7||

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:
O mind, why have you gone crazy?

Don't you know that your life is decreasing, day and night? Your life is made worthless with greed. ||1||Pause||

That body, which you believe to be your own, and your beautiful home and spouse

- none of these is yours to keep. See this, reflect upon it and understand. ||1||

You have wasted the precious jewel of this human life; you do not know the Way of the Lord of the Universe.

You have not been absorbed in the Lord's Feet, even for an instant. Your life has passed away in vain! ||2||

Says Nanak, that man is happy, who sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord's Name.

All the rest of the world is enticed by Maya; they do not obtain the state of fearless dignity. ||3||8||

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:

You people are unconscious; you should be afraid of sin.

Seek the Sanctuary of the Lord, Merciful to the meek, Destroyer of all fear. ||1||Pause||

The Vedas and the Puraanas sing His Praises; enshrine His Name within your heart.

Pure and sublime is the Name of the Lord in the world. Remembering it in meditation, all sinful mistakes shall be washed away. ||1||

You shall not obtain this human body again; make the effort - try to achieve liberation!

Says Nanak, sing of the Lord of compassion, and cross over the terrifying world-ocean. ||2||9||251||

Raag Gauree, Ashtapadees, First Mehl: Gauree Gwaarayree:

One Universal Creator God. Truth Is The Name. Creative Being Personified. By Guru's Grace:

The nine treasures and the miraculous spiritual powers come by contemplating the Immaculate Naam, the Name of the Lord.

The Perfect Lord is All-pervading everywhere; He destroys the poison of Maya.

I am rid of the three-phased Maya, dwelling in the Pure Lord.

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The Guru's Teachings are useful to my soul. ||1||

Chanting the Lord's Name in this way, my mind is satisfied.

I have obtained the ointment of spiritual wisdom, recognizing the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||1||Pause||

Blended with the One Lord, I enjoy intuitive peace.

Through the Immaculate Bani of the Word, my doubts have been dispelled.

Instead of the pale color of Maya, I am imbued with the deep crimson color of the Lord's Love.

By the Lord's Glance of Grace, the poison has been eliminated. ||2||

When I turned away, and became dead while yet alive, I was awakened.

Chanting the Word of the Shabad, my mind is attached to the Lord.

I have gathered in the Lord's sublime essence, and cast out the poison.

Abiding in His Love, the fear of death has run away. ||3||

My taste for pleasure ended, along with conflict and egotism.

My consciousness is attuned to the Lord, by the Order of the Infinite.

My pursuit for worldy pride and honour is over.

When He blessed me with His Glance of Grace, peace was established in my soul. ||4||

Without You, I see no friend at all.

Whom should I serve? Unto whom should I dedicate my consciousness?

Whom should I ask? At whose feet should I fall?

By whose teachings will I remain absorbed in His Love? ||5||

I serve the Guru, and I fall at the Guru's Feet.

I worship Him, and I am absorbed in the Lord's Name.

The Lord's Love is my instruction, sermon and food.

Enjoined to the Lord's Command, I have entered the home of my inner self. ||6||

With the extinction of pride, my soul has found peace and meditation.

The Divine Light has dawned, and I am absorbed in the Light.

Pre-ordained destiny cannot be erased; the Shabad is my banner and insignia.

I know the Creator, the Creator of His Creation. ||7||

I am not a learned Pandit, I am not clever or wise.

I do not wander; I am not deluded by doubt.

I do not speak empty speech; I have recognized the Hukam of His Command.

Nanak is absorbed in intuitive peace through the Guru's Teachings. ||8||1||

Gauree Gwaarayree, First Mehl:

The mind is an elephant in the forest of the body.

The Guru is the controlling stick; when the Insignia of the True Shabad is applied, one obtains honor in the Court of God the King. ||1||

He cannot be known through clever tricks.

Without subduing the mind, how can His value be estimated? ||1||Pause||

In the house of the self is the Ambrosial Nectar, which is being stolen by the thieves.

No one can say no to them.

He Himself protects us, and blesses us with greatness. ||2||

There are billions, countless billions of fires of desire at the seat of the mind.

They are extinguished only with the water of understanding, imparted by the Guru.

Offering my mind, I have attained it, and I joyfully sing His Glorious Praises. ||3||

Just as He is within the home of the self, so is He beyond.

But how can I describe Him, sitting in a cave?

The Fearless Lord is in the oceans, just as He is in the mountains. ||4||

Tell me, who can kill someone who is already dead?

What does he fear? Who can frighten the fearless one?

He recognizes the Word of the Shabad, throughout the three worlds. ||5||

One who speaks, merely describes speech.
But one who understands, intuitively realizes.

Seeing and reflecting upon it, my mind surrenders. ||6||

Praise, beauty and liberation are in the One Name.

In it, the Immaculate Lord is permeating and pervading.

He dwells in the home of the self, and in His own sublime place. ||7||

The many silent sages lovingly praise Him.
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Their bodies and minds are purified, as they enshrine the True Lord in their consciousness.

O Nanak, meditate on the Lord, each and every day. ||8||2||

Gauree Gwaarayree, First Mehl:

The mind does not die, so the job is not accomplished.

The mind is under the power of the demons of evil intellect and duality.

But when the mind surrenders, through the Guru, it becomes one. ||1||

The Lord is without attributes; the attributes of virtue are under His control.

One who eliminates selfishness contemplates Him. ||1||Pause||

The deluded mind thinks of all sorts of corruption.

When the mind is deluded, the load of wickedness falls on the head.

But when the mind surrenders to the Lord, it realizes the One and Only Lord. ||2||

The deluded mind enters the house of Maya.

Engrossed in sexual desire, it does not remain steady.

O mortal, lovingly vibrate the Lord's Name with your tongue. ||3||

Elephants, horses, gold, children and spouses

- in the anxious affairs of all these, people lose the game and depart.

In the game of chess, their pieces do not reach their destination. ||4||

They gather wealth, but only evil comes from it.
Pleasure and pain stand in the doorway.

Intuitive peace comes by meditating on the Lord, within the heart. ||5||

When the Lord bestows His Glance of Grace, then He unites us in His Union.

Through the Word of the Shabad, merits are gathered in, and demerits are burned away.

The Gurmukh obtains the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||6||

Without the Name, all live in pain.

The consciousness of the foolish, self-willed manmukh is the dwelling place of Maya.

The Gurmukh obtains spiritual wisdom, according to pre-ordained destiny. ||7||

The fickle mind continuously runs after fleeting things.

The Pure True Lord is not pleased by filth.

O Nanak, the Gurmukh sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||8||3||

Gauree Gwaarayree, First Mehl:
Acting in egotism, peace is not obtained.

The intellect of the mind is false; only the Lord is True.

All who love duality are ruined.
People act as they are pre-ordained. ||1||
I have seen the world to be such a gambler;

all beg for peace, but they forget the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

If the Unseen Lord could be seen, then He could be described.

Without seeing Him, all descriptions are useless.
The Gurmukh sees Him with intuitive ease.

So serve the One Lord, with loving awareness. ||2||

People beg for peace, but they receive severe pain.

They are all weaving a wreath of corruption.

You are false - without the One, there is no liberation.

The Creator created the creation, and He watches over it. ||3||

The fire of desire is quenched by the Word of the Shabad.

Duality and doubt are automatically eliminated.

Following the Guru's Teachings, the Naam abides in the heart.

Through the True Word of His Bani, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||4||

The True Lord abides within the body of that Gurmukh who enshrines love for Him.

Without the Naam, none obtain their own place.
The Beloved Lord King is dedicated to love.

If He bestows His Glance of Grace, then we realize His Name. ||5||

Emotional attachment to Maya is total entanglement.

The self-willed manmukh is filthy, cursed and dreadful.

Serving the True Guru, these entanglements are ended.

In the Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam, you shall abide in lasting peace. ||6||

The Gurmukhs understand the One Lord, and enshrine love for Him.

They dwell in the home of their own inner beings, and merge in the True Lord.

The cycle of birth and death is ended.

This understanding is obtained from the Perfect Guru. ||7||

Speaking the speech, there is no end to it.
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I have consulted the Guru, and I have seen that there is no other door than His.

Pain and pleasure reside in the Pleasure of His Will and His Command.

Nanak, the lowly, says embrace love for the Lord. ||8||4||

Gauree, First Mehl:

The duality of Maya dwells in the consciousness of the people of the world.

They are destroyed by sexual desire, anger and egotism. ||1||

Whom should I call the second, when there is only the One?

The One Immaculate Lord is pervading among all. ||1||Pause||

The dual-minded evil intellect speaks of a second.

One who harbors duality comes and goes and dies. ||2||

In the earth and in the sky, I do not see any second.

Among all the women and the men, His Light is shining. ||3||

In the lamps of the sun and the moon, I see His Light.

Dwelling among all is my ever-youthful Beloved. ||4||

In His Mercy, He attuned my consciousness to the Lord.

The True Guru has led me to understand the One Lord. ||5||

The Gurmukh knows the One Immaculate Lord.

Subduing duality, one comes to realize the Word of the Shabad. ||6||

The Command of the One Lord prevails throughout all the worlds.

From the One, all have arisen. ||7||

There are two routes, but remember that their Lord and Master is only One.

Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, recognize the Hukam of the Lord's Command. ||8||

He is contained in all forms, colors and minds.
Says Nanak, praise the One Lord. ||9||5||
Gauree, First Mehl:

Those who live a spiritual lifestyle - they alone are true.

What can the false know about the secrets of liberation? ||1||

Those who contemplate the Way are Yogis.

They conquer the five thieves, and enshrine the True Lord in the heart. ||1||Pause||

Those who enshrine the True Lord deep within,
realize the value of the Way of Yoga. ||2||

The sun and the moon are one and the same for them, as are household and wilderness.

The karma of their daily practice is to praise the Lord. ||3||

They beg for the alms of the one and only Shabad.

They remain awake and aware in spiritual wisdom and meditation, and the true way of life. ||4||

They remain absorbed in the fear of God; they never leave it.

Who can estimate their value? They remain lovingly absorbed in the Lord. ||5||

The Lord unites them with Himself, dispelling their doubts.

By Guru's Grace, the supreme status is obtained. ||6||

In the Guru's service is reflection upon the Shabad.

Subduing ego, practice pure actions. ||7||

Chanting, meditation, austere self-discipline and the reading of the Puraanas,

says Nanak, are contained in surrender to the Unlimited Lord. ||8||6||

Gauree, First Mehl:

To practice forgiveness is the true fast, good conduct and contentment.

Disease does not afflict me, nor does the pain of death.

I am liberated, and absorbed into God, who has no form or feature. ||1||

What fear does the Yogi have?

The Lord is among the trees and the plants, within the household and outside as well. ||1||Pause||

The Yogis meditate on the Fearless, Immaculate Lord.

Night and day, they remain awake and aware, embracing love for the True Lord.

Those Yogis are pleasing to my mind. ||2||
The trap of death is burnt by the Fire of God.
Old age, death and pride are conquered.

They swim across, and save their ancestors as well. ||3||

Those who serve the True Guru are the Yogis.

Those who remain immersed in the Fear of God become fearless.

They become just like the One they serve. ||4||
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The Name makes a man pure and fearless.

It makes the masterless become the master of all. I am a sacrifice to him.

Such a person is not reincarnated again; he sings the Glories of God. ||5||

Inwardly and outwardly, he knows the One Lord;

through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, he realizes himself.

He bears the Banner and Insignia of the True Shabad in the Lord's Court. ||6||

One who dies in the Shabad abides in his own home within.

He does not come or go in reincarnation, and his hopes are subdued.

Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, his heart-lotus blossoms forth. ||7||

Whoever is seen, is driven by hope and despair,

by sexual desire, anger, corruption, hunger and thirst.

O Nanak, those detached recluses who meet the Lord are so very rare. ||8||7||

Gauree, First Mehl:
Meeting such a slave, peace is obtained.

Pain is forgotten, when the True Lord is found. ||1||

Beholding the blessed vision of his darshan, my understanding has become perfect.

The cleansing baths at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage are in the dust of his feet. ||1||Pause||

My eyes are contented with the constant love of the One Lord.

My tongue is purified by the most sublime essence of the Lord. ||2||

True are my actions, and deep within my being, I serve Him.

My mind is satisfied by the Inscrutable, Mysterious Lord. ||3||

Wherever I look, there I find the True Lord.

Without understanding, the world argues in falsehood. ||4||

When the Guru instructs, understanding is obtained.

How rare is that Gurmukh who understands. ||5||
Show Your Mercy, and save me, O Savior Lord!

Without understanding, people become beasts and demons. ||6||

The Guru has said that there is no other at all.

So tell me, who should I see, and who should I worship? ||7||

For the sake of the Saints, God has established the three worlds.

One who understands his own soul, contemplates the essence of reality. ||8||

One whose heart is filled with Truth and true love

- prays Nanak, I am his servant. ||9||8||
Gauree, First Mehl:
Brahma acted in pride, and did not understand.

Only when he was faced with the downfall of the Vedas did he repent.

Remembering God in meditation, the mind is conciliated. ||1||

Such is the horrible pride of the world.

The Guru eliminates the pride of those who meet Him. ||1||Pause||

Bal the King, in Maya and egotism,

held his ceremonial feasts, but he was puffed up with pride.

Without the Guru's advice, he had to go to the underworld. ||2||

Hari Chand gave in charity, and earned public praise.

But without the Guru, he did not find the limits of the Mysterious Lord.

The Lord Himself misleads people, and He Himself imparts understanding. ||3||

The evil-minded Harnaakhash committed evil deeds.
God, the Lord of all, is the Destroyer of pride.
He bestowed His Mercy, and saved Prahlaad. ||4||
Raawan was deluded, foolish and unwise.
Sri Lanka was plundered, and he lost his head.

He indulged in ego, and lacked the love of the True Guru. ||5||

The Lord killed the thousand-armed Arjun, and the demons Madhu-keetab and Meh-khaasaa.

He seized Harnaakhash and tore him apart with his nails.

The demons were slain; they did not practice devotional worship. ||6||

The demons Jaraa-sandh and Kaal-jamun were destroyed.

Rakat-beej and Kaal-naym were annihilated.

Slaying the demons, the Lord saved His Saints. ||7||

He Himself, as the True Guru, contemplates the Shabad.

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Because of the love of duality, God killed the demons.

By their true devotion, the Gurmukhs have been saved. ||8||

Sinking down, Durodhan lost his honor.
He did not know the Creator Lord.

One who makes the Lord's humble servant suffer, shall himself suffer and rot. ||9||

Janameja did not know the Word of the Guru's Shabad.

Deluded by doubt, how could he find peace?

Making a mistake, for even an instant, you shall regret and repent later on. ||10||

Kansa the King and his warriors Kays and Chandoor had no equals.

But they did not remember the Lord, and they lost their honor.

Without the Lord of the Universe, no one can be saved. ||11||

Without the Guru, pride cannot be eradicated.

Following the Guru's Teachings, one obtains Dharmic faith, composure and the Lord's Name.

O Nanak, singing the Glories of God, His Name is received. ||12||9||

Gauree, First Mehl:
I may anoint my limbs with sandalwood oil.
I may dress up and wear silk and satin clothes.

But without the Lord's Name, where would I find peace? ||1||

So what should I wear? In what clothes should I display myself?

Without the Lord of the Universe, how can I find peace? ||1||Pause||

I may wear ear-rings, and a pearl necklace around my neck;

my bed may be adorned with red blankets, flowers and red powder;

but without the Lord of the Universe, where can I search for peace? ||2||

I may have a beautiful woman with fascinating eyes;

she may decorate herself with the sixteen adornments, and make herself appear gorgeous.

But without meditating on the Lord of the Universe, there is only continual suffering. ||3||

In his hearth and home, in his palace, upon his soft and comfortable bed,

day and night, the flower-girls scatter flower petals;

but without the Lord's Name, the body is miserable. ||4||

Horses, elephants, lances, marching bands,

armies, standard bearers, royal attendants and ostentatious displays

- without the Lord of the Universe, these undertakings are all useless. ||5||

He may be called a Siddha, a man of spiritual perfection, and he may summon riches and supernatural powers;

he may place a crown upon his head, and carry a royal umbrella;

but without the Lord of the Universe, where can Truth be found? ||6||

He may be called an emperor, a lord, and a king;

he may give orders - "Do this now, do this then" - but this is a false display.

Without the Word of the Guru's Shabad, his works are not accomplished. ||7||

Egotism and possessiveness are dispelled by the Word of the Guru's Shabad.

With the Guru's Teachings in my heart, I have come to know the Lord.

Prays Nanak, I seek Your Sanctuary. ||8||10||
Gauree, First Mehl:

Those who serve the One Lord, do not know any other.

They abandon the bitter worldly conflicts.

Through love and truth, they meet the Truest of the True. ||1||

Such are the humble devotees of the Lord.

They sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and their pollution is washed away. ||1||Pause||

The heart-lotus of the entire universe is upside-down.

The fire of evil-mindedness is burning up the world.

They alone are saved, who contemplate the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||2||

The bumble bee, the moth, the elephant, the fish

and the deer - all suffer for their actions, and die.

Trapped by desire, they cannot see reality. ||3||
The lover of women is obsessed with sex.
All the wicked are ruined by their anger.

Honor and good sense are lost, when one forgets the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||4||

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The self-willed manmukh is lured by another man's wife.

The noose is around his neck, and he is entangled in petty conflicts.

The Gurmukh is emancipated, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||5||

The lonely widow gives her body to a stranger;

she allows her mind to be controlled by others for lust or money

, but without her husband, she is never satisfied. ||6||

You may read, recite and study the scriptures, the Simritees, Vedas and Puraanas;

but without being imbued with the Lord's essence, the mind wanders endlessly. ||7||

As the rainbird thirsts longingly for the drop of rain,

and as the fish delights in the water,

Nanak is satisfied by the sublime essence of the Lord. ||8||11||

Gauree, First Mehl:

One who dies in stubbornness shall not be approved,

even though he may wear religious robes and smear his body all over with ashes.

Forgetting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, he comes to regret and repent in the end. ||1||

Believe in the Dear Lord, and you shall find peace of mind.

Forgetting the Naam, you shall have to endure the pain of death. ||1||Pause||

The smell of musk, sandalwood and camphor,

and the intoxication of Maya, takes one far away from the state of supreme dignity.

Forgetting the Naam, one becomes the most false of all the false. ||2||

Lances and swords, marching bands, thrones and the salutes of others

only increase his desire; he is engrossed in sexual desire.

Without seeking the Lord, neither devotional worship nor the Naam are obtained. ||3||

Union with God is not obtained by arguments and egotism.

But by offering your mind, the comfort of the Naam is obtained.

In the love of duality and ignorance, you shall suffer. ||4||

Without money, you cannot buy anything in the store.

Without a boat, you cannot cross over the ocean.

Without serving the Guru, everything is lost. ||5||

Waaho! Waaho! - Hail, hail, to the one who shows us the Way.

Waaho! Waaho! - Hail, hail, to the one who teaches the Word of the Shabad.

Waaho! Waaho! - Hail, hail, to the one who unites me in the Lord's Union. ||6||

Waaho! Waaho! - Hail, hail, to the one who is the Keeper of this soul.

Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, contemplate this Ambrosial Nectar.

The Glorious Greatness of the Naam is bestowed according to the Pleasure of Your Will. ||7||

Without the Naam, how can I live, O mother?

Night and day, I chant it; I remain in the Protection of Your Sanctuary.

O Nanak, attuned to the Naam, honor is attained. ||8||12||

Gauree, First Mehl:

Acting in egotism, the Lord is not known, even by wearing religious robes.

How rare is that Gurmukh, who surrenders his mind in devotional worship. ||1||

By actions done in egotism, selfishness and conceit, the True Lord is not obtained.

But when egotism departs, then the state of supreme dignity is obtained. ||1||Pause||

The kings act in egotism, and undertake all sorts of expeditions.

But through their egotism, they are ruined; they die, only to be reborn over and over again. ||2||

Egotism is overcome only by contemplating the Word of the Guru's Shabad.

One who restrains his fickle mind subdues the five passions. ||3||

With the True Lord deep within the self, the Celestial Mansion is intuitively found.

Understanding the Sovereign Lord, the state of supreme dignity is obtained. ||4||

The Guru dispels the doubts of those whose actions are true.

They focus their attention on the Home of the Fearless Lord. ||5||

Those who act in egotism, selfishness and conceit die; what do they gain?

Those who meet the Perfect Guru are rid of all conflicts. ||6||

Whatever exists, is in reality nothing.

Obtaining spiritual wisdom from the Guru, I sing the Glories of God. ||7||

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Egotism binds people in bondage, and causes them to wander around lost.

O Nanak, peace is obtained through devotional worship of the Lord. ||8||13||

Gauree, First Mehl:
First, Brahma entered the house of Death.

Brahma entered the lotus, and searched the nether regions, but he did not find the end of it.

He did not accept the Lord's Order - he was deluded by doubt. ||1||

Whoever is created, shall be destroyed by Death.

But I am protected by the Lord; I contemplate the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||1||Pause||

All the gods and goddesses are enticed by Maya.

Death cannot be avoided, without serving the Guru.

That Lord is Imperishable, Invisible and Inscrutable. ||2||

The sultans, emperors and kings shall not remain.

Forgetting the Name, they shall endure the pain of death.

My only Support is the Naam, the Name of the Lord; as He keeps me, I survive. ||3||

The leaders and kings shall not remain.

The bankers shall die, after accumulating their wealth and money.

Grant me, O Lord, the wealth of Your Ambrosial Naam. ||4||

The people, rulers, leaders and chiefs

- none of them shall be able to remain in the world.

Death is inevitable; it strikes the heads of the false. ||5||

Only the One Lord, the Truest of the True, is permanent.

He who created and fashioned everything, shall destroy it.

One who becomes Gurmukh and meditates on the Lord is honored. ||6||

The Qazis, Shaykhs and Fakeers in religious robes

call themselves great; but through their egotism, their bodies are suffering in pain.

Death does not spare them, without the Support of the True Guru. ||7||

The trap of Death is hanging over their tongues and eyes.

Death is over their ears, when they hear talk of evil.

Without the Shabad, they are plundered, day and night. ||8||

Death cannot touch those whose hearts are filled with the True Name of the Lord, and who sing the Glories of God.

O Nanak, the Gurmukh is absorbed in the Word of the Shabad. ||9||14||

Gauree, First Mehl:
They speak the Truth - not an iota of falsehood.

The Gurmukhs walk in the Way of the Lord's Command.

They remain unattached, in the Sanctuary of the True Lord. ||1||

They dwell in their true home, and Death does not touch them.

The self-willed manmukhs come and go, in the pain of emotional attachment. ||1||Pause||

So, drink deeply of this Nectar, and speak the Unspoken Speech.

Dwelling in the home of your own being within, you shall find the home of intuitive peace.

One who is imbued with the Lord's sublime essence, is said to experience this peace. ||2||

Following the Guru's Teachings, one becomes perfectly stable, and never wavers.

Following the Guru's Teachings, one intuitively chants the Name of the True Lord.

Drinking in this Ambrosial Nectar, and churning it, the essential reality is discerned. ||3||

Beholding the True Guru, I have received His Teachings.

I have offered my mind and body, after searching deep within my own being.

I have come to realize the value of understanding my own soul. ||4||

The Naam, the Name of the Immaculate Lord, is the most excellent and sublime food.

The pure swan-souls see the True Light of the Infinite Lord.

Wherever I look, I see the One and Only Lord. ||5||

One who remains pure and unblemished and practices only true deeds,

obtains the supreme status, serving at the Guru's Feet.

The mind is reconciliated with the mind, and the ego's wandering ways come to an end. ||6||

In this way, who - who has not been saved?

The Lord's Praises have saved His Saints and devotees.

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I have found God - I am not searching for any other. ||7||

The Guru has shown me the unseen Mansion of the True Lord.

His Mansion is eternal and unchanging; it is not a mere reflection of Maya.

Through truth and contentment, doubt is dispelled. ||8||

That person, within whose mind the True Lord dwells

- in his company, one becomes Gurmukh.

O Nanak, the True Name washes off the pollution. ||9||15||

Gauree, First Mehl:

One whose consciousness is permeated with the Lord's Name

- receive the blessing of his darshan in the early light of dawn. ||1||

If you do not meditate on the Lord, it is your own misfortune.

In each and every age, the Great Giver is my Lord God. ||1||Pause||

Following the Guru's Teachings, the perfect humble beings meditate on the Lord.

Within their hearts, the unstruck melody vibrates. ||2||

Those who worship the Lord and love the Lord
- showering His Mercy, God protects them. ||3||

Those whose hearts are filled with the Lord, Har, Har

- gazing upon the blessed vision of their darshan, peace is obtained. ||4||

Among all beings, the One Lord is pervading.

The eogtistical, self-willed manmukhs wander in reincarnation. ||5||

They alone understand, who have found the True Guru.

Subduing their ego, they receive the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||6||

How can anyone know of the Union between the being below and the Supreme Being above?

The Gurmukhs obtain this Union; their minds are reconciliated. ||7||

I am a worthless sinner, without merit. What merit do I have?

When God showers His Mercy, servant Nanak is emancipated. ||8||16||

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Gauree Bairaagan, First Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

As the dairy farmer watches over and protects his cows, so does the Lord cherish and protect us, night and day. He blesses the soul with peace. ||1||

Please protect me here and hereafter, O Lord, Merciful to the meek.

I seek Your Sanctuary; please bless me with Your Glance of Grace. ||1||Pause||

Wherever I look, there You are. Save me, O Savior Lord!

You are the Giver, and You are the Enjoyer; You are the Support of the breath of life. ||2||

According to the karma of past actions, people descend to the depths or rise to the heights, unless they contemplate spiritual wisdom.

Without the Praises of the Lord of the Universe, the darkness is not dispelled. ||3||

I have seen the world being destroyed by greed and egotism.

Only by serving the Guru is God obtained, and the true gate of liberation found. ||4||

The Mansion of the Infinite Lord's Presence is within the home of one's own being. He is beyond any boundaries.

Without the Word of the Shabad, nothing shall endure. Through understanding, peace is obtained. ||5||

What have you brought, and what will you take away, when you are caught by the noose of Death?

Like the bucket tied to the rope in the well, you are pulled up to the Akaashic Ethers, and then lowered down to the nether regions of the underworld. ||6||

Follow the Guru's Teachings, and do not forget the Naam, the Name of the Lord; you shall automatically obtain honor.

Deep within the self is the treasure of the Shabad; it is obtained only by eradicating selfishness and conceit. ||7||

When God bestows His Glance of Grace, people settle in the Lap of the Virtuous Lord.

O Nanak, this Union cannot be broken; the true profit is obtained. ||8||1||17||

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Gauree, First Mehl:

By Guru's Grace, one comes to understand, and then, the account is settled.

In each and every heart is the Name of the Immaculate Lord; He is my Lord and Master. ||1||

Without the Word of the Guru's Shabad, no one is emancipated. See this, and reflect upon it.

Even though you may perform hundreds of thousands of rituals, without the Guru, there is only darkness. ||1||Pause||

What can you say, to one who is blind and without wisdom?

Without the Guru, the Path cannot be seen. How can anyone proceed? ||2||

He calls the counterfeit genuine, and does not know the value of the genuine.

The blind man is known as an appraiser; this Dark Age of Kali Yuga is so strange! ||3||

The sleeper is said to be awake, and those who are awake are like sleepers.

The living are said to be dead, and no one mourns for those who have died. ||4||

One who is coming is said to be going, and one who is gone is said to have come.

That which belongs to others, he calls his own, but he has no liking for that which is his. ||5||

That which is sweet is said to be bitter, and the bitter is said to be sweet.

One who is imbued with the Lord's Love is slandered - his is what I have seen in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga. ||6||

He serves the maid, and does not see his Lord and Master.

Churning the water in the pond, no butter is produced. ||7||

One who understands the meaning of this verse is my Guru.

O Nanak, one who knows his own self, is infinite and incomparable. ||8||

He Himself is All-pervading; He Himself misleads the people.

By Guru's Grace, one comes to understand, that God is contained in all. ||9||2||18||

Raag Gauree Gwaarayree, Third Mehl, Ashtapadees:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

The pollution of the mind is the love of duality.

Deluded by doubt, people come and go in reincarnation. ||1||

The pollution of the self-willed manmukhs will never go away,

as long as they do not dwell on the Shabad, and the Name of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

All the created beings are contaminated by emotional attachment;

they die and are reborn, only to die over and over again. ||2||

Fire, air and water are polluted.
The food which is eaten is polluted. ||3||

The actions of those who do not worship the Lord are polluted.

Attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the mind becomes immaculate. ||4||

Serving the True Guru, pollution is eradicated,

and then, one does not suffer death and rebirth, or get devoured by death. ||5||

You may study and examine the Shaastras and the Simritees,

but without the Name, no one is liberated. ||6||

Throughout the four ages, the Naam is the ultimate; reflect upon the Word of the Shabad.

In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, only the Gurmukhs cross over. ||7||

The True Lord does not die; He does not come or go.

O Nanak, the Gurmukh remains absorbed in the Lord. ||8||1||

Gauree, Third Mehl:

Selfless service is the support of the breath of life of the Gurmukh.

Keep the Dear Lord enshrined in your heart.

The Gurmukh is honored in the Court of the True Lord. ||1||

O Pandit, O religious scholar, read about the Lord, and renounce your corrupt ways.

The Gurmukh crosses over the terrifying world-ocean. ||1||Pause||

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The Gurmukh eradicates egotism from within.
No filth sticks to the Gurmukh.

The Naam, the Name of the Lord, comes to dwell within the mind of the Gurmukh. ||2||

Through karma and Dharma, good actions and righteous faith, the Gurmukh becomes true.

The Gurmukh burns away egotism and duality.

The Gurmukh is attuned to the Naam, and is at peace. ||3||

Instruct your own mind, and understand Him.

You may preach to other people, but no one will listen.

The Gurmukh understands, and is always at peace. ||4||

The self-willed manmukhs are such clever hypocrites.

No matter what they do, it is not acceptable.

They come and go in reincarnation, and find no place of rest. ||5||

The manmukhs perform their rituals, but they are totally selfish and conceited.

They sit there, like storks, pretending to meditate.

Caught by the Messenger of Death, they shall regret and repent in the end. ||6||

Without serving the True Guru, liberation is not obtained.

By Guru's Grace, one meets the Lord.

The Guru is the Great Giver, throughout the four ages. ||7||

For the Gurmukh, the Naam is social status, honor and glorious greatness.

Maya, the daughter of the ocean, has been slain.

O Nanak, without the Name, all clever tricks are false. ||8||2||

Gauree, Third Mehl:

Learn the Dharma of this age, O Siblings of Destiny;

all understanding is obtained from the Perfect Guru.

Here and hereafter, the Lord's Name is our Companion. ||1||

Learn of the Lord, and contemplate Him in your mind.

By Guru's Grace, your filth shall be washed away. ||1||Pause||

Through argument and debate, He cannot be found.

The mind and body are made insipid through the love of duality.

Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, lovingly attune yourself to the True Lord. ||2||

This world is polluted with egotism.

By taking cleansing baths daily at sacred shrines of pilgrimage, egotism is not eliminated.

Without meeting the Guru, they are tortured by Death. ||3||

Those humble beings are true, who conquer their ego.

Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they conquer the five thieves.

They save themselves, and save all their generations as well. ||4||

The Actor has staged the drama of emotional attachment to Maya.

The self-willed manmukhs cling blindly to it.

The Gurmukhs remain detached, and lovingly attune themselves to the Lord. ||5||

The disguisers put on their various disguises.

Desire rages within them, and they carry on egotistically.

They do not understand themselves, and they lose the game of life. ||6||

Putting on religious robes, they act so clever,

but they are totally deluded by doubt and emotional attachment to Maya.

Without serving the Guru, they suffer in terrible pain. ||7||

Those who are attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord, remain detached forever.

Even as householders, they lovingly attune themselves to the True Lord.

O Nanak, those who serve the True Guru are blessed and very fortunate. ||8||3||

Gauree, Third Mehl:
Brahma is the founder of the study of the Vedas.
From him emanated the gods, enticed by desire.

They wander in the three qualities, and they do not dwell within their own home. ||1||

The Lord has saved me; I have met the True Guru.

He has implanted devotional worship of the Lord's Name, night and day. ||1||Pause||

The songs of Brahma entangle people in the three qualities.

Reading about the debates and disputes, they are hit over the head by the Messenger of Death.

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They do not understand the essence of reality, and they gather their worthless bundles of straw. ||2||

The self-willed manmukhs, in ignorance, take the path of evil.

They forget the Lord's Name, and in its place, they establish all sorts of rituals.

They drown in the terrifying world-ocean, in the love of duality. ||3||

Driven crazy, infatuated by Maya, they call themselves Pandits - religious scholars;

stained with corruption, they suffer terrible pain.

The noose of the Messenger of Death is around their necks; they are constantly tormented by death. ||4||

The Messenger of Death does not even approach the Gurmukhs.

Through the Word of the Shabad, they burn away their ego and duality.

Attuned to the Name, they sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||5||

Maya is the slave of the Lord's devotees; it works for them.

One who falls at their feet attains the Mansion of the Lord's Presence.

He is forever immaculate; he is absorbed in intuitive peace. ||6||

Those who listen to the Lord's Sermon are seen to be the wealthy people in this world.

Everyone bows down to them, and adores them, night and day.

They intuitively savor the Glories of the True Lord within their minds. ||7||

The Perfect True Guru has revealed the Shabad;

it eradicates the three qualities, and attunes the consciousness to the fourth state.

O Nanak, subduing egotism, one is absorbed into God. ||8||4||

Gauree, Third Mehl:

Brahma studied the Vedas, but these lead only to debates and disputes.

He is filled with darkness; he does not understand himself.

And yet, if he chants the Word of the Guru's Shabad, he finds God. ||1||

So serve the Guru, and you shall not be consumed by death.

The self-willed manmukhs have been consumed by the love of duality. ||1||Pause||

Becoming Gurmukh, the sinful mortals are purified.

Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they find intuitive peace and poise deep within.

I have found my God, through the Guru's Shabad, and I have been reformed. ||2||

God Himself unites us in Union with the True Guru,

when we become pleasing to the Mind of my True God.

They sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, in the poise of celestial peace. ||3||

Without the True Guru, they are deluded by doubt.

The blind, self-willed manmukhs constantly eat poison.

They are beaten by the Messenger of Death with his rod, and they suffer in constant pain. ||4||

The Messenger of Death does not catch sight of those who enter the Sanctuary of the Lord.

Subduing egotism, they lovingly center their consciousness on the True Lord.

They keep their consciousness constantly focused on the Lord's Name. ||5||

Those humble beings who serve the True Guru are pure and immaculate.

Merging their minds into the Mind, they conquer the entire world.

In this way, you too shall find happiness, O my friend. ||6||

Those who serve the True Guru are blessed with fruitful rewards.

The Naam, the Name of the Lord, abides in their hearts; selfishness and conceit depart from within them.

The unstruck melody of the Shabad vibrates for them. ||7||

Who - who has not been purified by the True Guru, O my Siblings of Destiny?

The devotees are purified, and honored in His Court.

O Nanak, greatness is in the Lord's Name. ||8||5||

Gauree, Third Mehl:

Those who speak of the three qualities - their doubts do not depart.

Their bonds are not broken, and they do not obtain liberation.

The True Guru is the Bestower of liberation in this age. ||1||

Those mortals who become Gurmukh give up their doubts.

The celestial music wells up, when they lovingly attune their consciousness to the Lord. ||1||Pause||

Those who are controlled by the three qualities have death hovering over their heads.

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They do not remember the Name of the Creator Lord.

They die, and are reborn, over and over, again and again. ||2||

Those whose guru is spiritually blind - their doubts are not dispelled.

Abandoning the Source of all, they have become attached to the love of duality.

Infected with poison, they are immersed in poison. ||3||

Believing Maya to be the source of all, they wander in doubt.

They have forgotten the Dear Lord, and they are in love with duality.

The supreme status is obtained only by those who are blessed with His Glance of Grace. ||4||

One who has Truth pervading within, radiates Truth outwardly as well.

The Truth does not remain hidden, even though one may try to hide it.

The spiritually wise know this intuitively. ||5||

The Gurmukhs keep their consciousness lovingly centered on the Lord.

Ego and Maya are burned away by the Word of the Shabad.

My True God unites them in His Union. ||6||
The True Guru, The Giver, preaches the Shabad.

He controls, and restrains, and holds still the wandering mind.

Understanding is obtained through the Perfect Guru. ||7||

The Creator Himself has created the universe; He Himself shall destroy it.

Without Him, there is no other at all.

O Nanak, how rare are those who, as Gurmukh, understand this! ||8||6||

Gauree, Third Mehl:

The Gurmukhs obtain the Naam, the Priceless Name of the Lord.

They serve the Name, and through the Name, they are absorbed in intuitive peace and poise.

With their tongues, they continually sing the Ambrosial Naam.

They obtain the Lord's Name; the Lord showers His Mercy upon them. ||1||

Night and day, within your heart, meditate on the Lord of the Universe.

The Gurmukhs obtain the supreme state of peace. ||1||Pause||

Peace comes to fill the hearts of those

who, as Gurmukh, sing of the True Lord, the treasure of excellence.

They become the constant slaves of the slaves of the Lord's slaves.

Within their households and families, they remain always detached. ||2||

How rare are those who, as Gurmukh, become Jivan Mukta - liberated while yet alive.

They alone obtain the supreme treasure.

Eradicating the three qualities, they become pure.

They are intuitively absorbed in the True Lord God. ||3||

Emotional attachment to family does not exist,
when the True Lord abides within the heart.

The mind of the Gurmukh is pierced through and held steady.

One who recognizes the Hukam of the Lord's Command understands the True Lord. ||4||

You are the Creator Lord - there is no other for me.

I serve You, and through You, I obtain honor.
God showers His Mercy, and I sing His Praises.

The light of the jewel of the Naam permeates the entire world. ||5||

To the Gurmukhs, the Word of God's Bani seems so sweet.

Deep within, their hearts blossom forth; night and day, they lovingly center themselves on the Lord.

The True Lord is intuitively obtained, by His Grace.

The True Guru is obtained by the destiny of perfect good fortune. ||6||

Egotism, possessiveness, evil-mindedness and suffering depart,

when the Lord's Name, the Ocean of Virtue, comes to dwell within the heart.

The intellect of the Gurmukhs is awakened, and they praise God,

when the Lord's Lotus Feet come to dwell within the heart. ||7||

They alone receive the Naam, unto whom it is given.

The Gurmukhs shed their ego, and merge with the Lord.

The True Name abides within their hearts.

O Nanak, they are intuitively absorbed in the True Lord. ||8||7||

Gauree, Third Mehl:

The mind has intuitively healed itself, through the Fear of God.

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The mind is attuned to the Word of the Shabad; it is lovingly attuned to the Lord.

It abides within its own home, in harmony with the Lord's Will. ||1||

Serving the True Guru, egotistical pride departs,

and the Lord of the Universe, the Treasure of Excellence, is obtained. ||1||Pause||

The mind becomes detached and free of desire, when it experiences the Fear of God, through the Shabad.

My Immaculate God is pervading and contained among all.

By Guru's Grace, one is united in His Union. ||2||

The slave of the Lord's slave attains peace.
My Lord God is found in this way.

By the Grace of the Lord, one comes to sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||3||

Cursed is that long life, during which love for the Lord's Name is not enshrined.

Cursed is that comfortable bed which lures one into the darkness of attachment to sexual desire.

Fruitful is the birth of that person who takes the Support of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||4||

Cursed, cursed is that home and family, in which the love of the Lord is not embraced.

He alone is my friend, who sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

Without the Lord's Name, there is no other for me. ||5||

From the True Guru, I have obtained salvation and honor.

I have meditated on the Name of the Lord, and all my sufferings have been erased.

I am in constant bliss, lovingly attuned to the Lord's Name. ||6||

Meeting the Guru, I came to understand my body.

The fires of ego and desire have been totally quenched.

Anger has been dispelled, and I have grasped hold of tolerance. ||7||

The Lord Himself showers His Mercy, and bestows the Naam.

How rare is that Gurmukh, who receives the jewel of the Naam.

O Nanak, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, the Unknowable, the Incomprehensible. ||8||8||

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Raag Gauree Bairaagan, Third Mehl:

Those who turn their faces away from the True Guru, are seen to be unfaithful and evil.

They shall be bound and beaten night and day; they shall not have this opportunity again. ||1||

O Lord, please shower Your Mercy upon me, and save me!

O Lord God, please lead me to meet the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, that I may dwell upon the Glorious Praises of the Lord within my heart. ||1||Pause||

Those devotees are pleasing to the Lord, who as Gurmukh, walk in harmony with the Way of the Lord's Will.

Subduing their selfishness and conceit, and performing selfless service, they remain dead while yet alive. ||2||

The body and the breath of life belong to the One - perform the greatest service to Him.

Why forget Him from your mind? Keep the Lord enshrined in your heart. ||3||

Receiving the Naam, the Name of the Lord, one obtains honor; believing in the Naam, one is at peace.

The Naam is obtained from the True Guru; by His Grace, God is found. ||4||

They turn their faces away from the True Guru; they continue to wander aimlessly.

They are not accepted by the earth or the sky; they fall into manure, and rot. ||5||

This world is deluded by doubt - it has taken the drug of emotional attachment.

Maya does not draw near those who have met with the True Guru. ||6||

Those who serve the True Guru are very beautiful; they cast off the filth of selfishness and conceit.

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Those who are attuned to the Shabad are immaculate and pure. They walk in harmony with the Will of the True Guru. ||7||

O Lord God, You are the One and Only Giver; You forgive us, and unite us with Yourself.

Servant Nanak seeks Your Sanctuary; if it is Your Will, please save him! ||8||1||9||

Raag Gauree Poorbee, Fourth Mehl, Karhalay:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

O my wandering mind, you are like a camel - how will you meet the Lord, your Mother?

When I found the Guru, by the destiny of perfect good fortune, my Beloved came and embraced me. ||1||

O camel-like mind, meditate on the True Guru, the Primal Being. ||1||Pause||

O camel-like mind, contemplate the Lord, and meditate on the Lord's Name.

When you are called to answer for your account, the Lord Himself shall release you. ||2||

O camel-like mind, you were once very pure; the filth of egotism has now attached itself to you.

Your Beloved Husband is now manifest before you in your own home, but you are separated from Him, and you suffer such pain! ||3||

O my beloved camel-like mind, search for the Lord within your own heart.

He cannot be found by any device; the Guru will show you the Lord within your heart. ||4||

O my beloved camel-like mind, day and night, lovingly attune yourself to the Lord.

Return to your own home, and find the palace of love; meet the Guru, and meet the Lord. ||5||

O camel-like mind, you are my friend; abandon hypocrisy and greed.

The hypocritical and the greedy are struck down; the Messenger of Death punishes them with his club. ||6||

O camel-like mind, you are my breath of life; rid yourself of the pollution of hypocrisy and doubt.

The Perfect Guru is the Ambrosial Pool of the Lord's Nectar; join the Holy Congregation, and wash away this pollution. ||7||

O my dear beloved camel-like mind, listen only to the Teachings of the Guru.

This emotional attachment to Maya is so pervasive. Ultimately, nothing shall go along with anyone. ||8||

O camel-like mind, my good friend, take the supplies of the Lord's Name, and obtain honor.

In the Court of the Lord, you shall be robed with honor, and the Lord Himself shall embrace you. ||9||

O camel-like mind, one who surrenders to the Guru becomes Gurmukh, and works for the Lord.

Offer your prayers to the Guru; O servant Nanak, He shall unite you with the Lord. ||10||1||

Gauree, Fourth Mehl:

O contemplative camel-like mind, contemplate and look carefully.

The forest-dwellers have grown weary of wandering in the forests; following the Guru's Teachings, see your Husband Lord within your heart. ||1||

O camel-like mind, dwell upon the Guru and the Lord of the Universe. ||1||Pause||

O camel-like contemplative mind, the self-willed manmukhs are caught in the great net.

The mortal who becomes Gurmukh is liberated, dwelling upon the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. ||2||

O my dear beloved camel-like mind, seek the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, and the True Guru.

Joining the Sat Sangat, meditate on the Lord, and the Lord, Har, Har, shall go along with you. ||3||

O very fortunate camel-like mind, with one Glance of Grace from the Lord, you shall be enraptured.

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If the Lord Himself saves you, then you shall be saved. Dwell upon the Feet of the True Guru. ||4||

O my dear beloved camel-like mind, dwell upon the Divine Light within the body.

The Guru has shown me the nine treasures of the Naam. The Merciful Lord has bestowed this gift. ||5||

O camel-like mind, you are so fickle; give up your cleverness and corruption.

Dwell upon the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; at the very last moment, the Lord shall liberate you. ||6||

O camel-like mind, you are so very fortunate; dwell upon the jewel of spiritual wisdom.

You hold in your hands the sword of the Guru's spiritual wisdom; with this destroyer of death, kill the Messenger of Death. ||7||

The treasure is deep within, O camel-like mind, but you wander around outside in doubt, searching for it.

Meeting the Perfect Guru, the Primal Being, you shall discover that the Lord, your Best Friend, is with you. ||8||

You are engrossed in pleasures, O camel-like mind; dwell upon the Lord's lasting love instead!

The color of the Lord's Love never fades away; serve the Guru, and dwell upon the Word of the Shabad. ||9||

We are birds, O camel-like mind; the Lord, the Immortal Primal Being, is the tree.

The Gurmukhs are very fortunate - they find it. O servant Nanak, dwell upon the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||10||2||

Raag Gauree Gwaarayree, Fifth Mehl, Ashtapadees:

One Universal Creator God. Truth Is The Name. Creative Being Personified. By Guru's Grace:

When this mind is filled with pride,

then it wanders around like a madman and a lunatic.

But when it becomes the dust of all,

then it recognizes the Lord in each and every heart. ||1||

The fruit of humility is intuitive peace and pleasure.

My True Guru has given me this gift. ||1||Pause||
When he believes others to be bad,
then everyone lays traps for him.

But when he stops thinking in terms of 'mine' and 'yours',

then no one is angry with him. ||2||
When he clings to 'my own, my own',
then he is in deep trouble.
But when he recognizes the Creator Lord,
then he is free of torment. ||3||

When he entangles himself in emotional attachment,

he comes and goes in reincarnation, under the constant gaze of Death.

But when all his doubts are removed,

then there is no difference between him and the Supreme Lord God. ||4||

When he perceives differences,
then he suffers pain, punishment and sorrow.
But when he recognizes the One and Only Lord,
he understands everything. ||5||

When he runs around for the sake of Maya and riches,

he is not satisfied, and his desires are not quenched.

But when he runs away from Maya,

then the Goddess of Wealth gets up and follows him. ||6||

When, by His Grace, the True Guru is met,
the lamp is lit within the temple of the mind.

When he realizes what victory and defeat really are,

then he comes to appreciate the true value of his own home. ||7||

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The One Lord is the Creator of all things, the Cause of causes.

He Himself is wisdom, contemplation and discerning understanding.

He is not far away; He is near at hand, with all.

So praise the True One, O Nanak, with love! ||8||1||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Serving the Guru, one is committed to the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

It is received only by those who have such good destiny inscribed upon their foreheads.

The Lord dwells within their hearts.

Their minds and bodies become peaceful and stable. ||1||

O my mind, sing such Praises of the Lord,

which shall be of use to you here and hereafter. ||1||Pause||

Meditating on Him, fear and misfortune depart,
and the wandering mind is held steady.

Meditating on Him, suffering shall never again overtake you.

Meditating on Him, this ego runs away. ||2||

Meditating on Him, the five passions are overcome.

Meditating on Him, Ambrosial Nectar is collected in the heart.

Meditating on Him, this desire is quenched.

Meditating on Him, one is approved in the Court of the Lord. ||3||

Meditating on Him, millions of mistakes are erased.

Meditating on Him, one becomes Holy, blessed by the Lord.

Meditating on Him, the mind is cooled and soothed.

Meditating on Him, all filth is washed away. ||4||

Meditating on Him, the jewel of the Lord is obtained.

One is reconciled with the Lord, and shall not abandon Him again.

Meditating on Him, many acquire a home in the heavens.

Meditating on Him, one abides in intuitive peace. ||5||

Meditating on Him, one is not affected by this fire.

Meditating on Him, one is not under the gaze of Death.

Meditating on Him, your forehead shall be immaculate.

Meditating on Him, all pains are destroyed. ||6||

Meditating on Him, no difficulties are encountered.

Meditating on Him, one hears the unstruck melody.

Meditating on Him, one acquires this pure reputation.

Meditating on Him, the heart-lotus is turned upright. ||7||

The Guru has bestowed His Glance of Grace upon all,

within whose hearts the Lord has implanted His Mantra.

The unbroken Kirtan of the Lord's Praises is their food and nourishment.

Says Nanak, they have the Perfect True Guru. ||8||2||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Those who implant the Word of the Guru's Shabad within their hearts

cut their connections with the five passions.
They keep the ten organs under their control;
their souls are enlightened. ||1||
They alone acquire such stability,

whom God blesses with His Mercy and Grace. ||1||Pause||

Friend and foe are one and the same to them.
Whatever they speak is wisdom.

Whatever they hear is the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

Whatever they see is meditation. ||2||

They awaken in peace and poise; they sleep in peace and poise.

That which is meant to be, automatically happens.

In peace and poise, they remain detached; in peace and poise, they laugh.

In peace and poise, they remain silent; in peace and poise, they chant. ||3||

In peace and poise they eat; in peace and poise they love.

The illusion of duality is easily and totally removed.

They naturally join the Saadh Sangat, the Society of the Holy.

In peace and poise, they meet and merge with the Supreme Lord God. ||4||

They are at peace in their homes, and they are at peace while detached.

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In peace, their bodies' duality is eliminated.
Bliss comes naturally to their minds.

They meet the Lord, the Embodiment of Supreme Bliss. ||5||

In peaceful poise, they drink in the Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

In peace and poise, they give to the poor.

Their souls naturally delight in the Lord's Sermon.

The Imperishable Lord abides with them. ||6||

In peace and poise, they assume the unchanging position.

In peace and poise, the unstruck vibration of the Shabad resounds.

In peace and poise, the celestial bells resound.

Within their homes, the Supreme Lord God is pervading. ||7||

With intuitive ease, they meet the Lord, according to their karma.

With intuitive ease, they meet with the Guru, in the true Dharma.

Those who know, attain the poise of intuitive peace.

Slave Nanak is a sacrifice to them. ||8||3||
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
First, they come forth from the womb.

They become attached to their children, spouses and families.

The foods of various sorts and appearances will surely pass away, O wretched mortal! ||1||

What is that place which never perishes?

What is that Word by which the dirt of the mind is removed? ||1||Pause||

In the Realm of Indra, death is sure and certain.
The Realm of Brahma shall not remain permanent.
The Realm of Shiva shall also perish.

The three dispositions, Maya and the demons shall vanish. ||2||

The mountains, the trees, the earth, the sky and the stars;

the sun, the moon, the wind, water and fire;

day and night, fasting days and their determination;

the Shaastras, the Simritees and the Vedas shall pass away. ||3||

The sacred shrines of pilgrimage, gods, temples and holy books;

rosaries, ceremonial tilak marks on the forehead, meditative people, the pure, and the performers of burnt offerings;

wearing loin cloths, bowing in reverence and the enjoyment of sacred foods

- all these, and all people, shall pass away. ||4||

Social classes, races, Muslims and Hindus;

beasts, birds and the many varieties of beings and creatures;

the entire world and the visible universe
- all forms of existence shall pass away. ||5||

Through the Praises of the Lord, devotional worship, spiritual wisdom and the essence of reality,

eternal bliss and the imperishable true place are obtained.

There, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the Lord's Glorious Praises are sung with love.

There, in the city of fearlessness, He dwells forever. ||6||

There is no fear, doubt, suffering or anxiety there;

there is no coming or going, and no death there.

There is eternal bliss, and the unstruck celestial music there.

The devotees dwell there, with the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises as their support. ||7||

There is no end or limitation to the Supreme Lord God.

Who can embrace His contemplation?
Says Nanak, when the Lord showers His Mercy,

the imperishable home is obtained; in the Saadh Sangat, you shall be saved. ||8||4||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
One who kills this is a spiritual hero.
One who kills this is perfect.
One who kills this obtains glorious greatness.
One who kills this is freed of suffering. ||1||

How rare is such a person, who kills and casts off duality.

Killing it, he attains Raja Yoga, the Yoga of meditation and success. ||1||Pause||

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One who kills this has no fear.
One who kills this is absorbed in the Naam.
One who kills this has his desires quenched.

One who kills this is approved in the Court of the Lord. ||2||

One who kills this is wealthy and prosperous.
One who kills this is honorable.
One who kills this is truly a celibate.
One who kills this attains salvation. ||3||
One who kills this - his coming is auspicious.
One who kills this is steady and wealthy.
One who kills this is very fortunate.

One who kills this remains awake and aware, night and day. ||4||

One who kills this is Jivan Mukta, liberated while yet alive.

One who kills this lives a pure lifestyle.
One who kills this is spiritually wise.
One who kills this meditates intuitively. ||5||

Without killing this, one is not acceptable, even though one may perform millions of rituals, chants and austerities.

Without killing this, one does not escape the cycle of reincarnation.

Without killing this, one does not escape death. ||6||

Without killing this, one does not obtain spiritual wisdom.

Without killing this, one's impurity is not washed off.

Without killing this, everything is filthy.

Without killing this, everything is a losing game. ||7||

When the Lord, the Treasure of Mercy, bestows His Mercy,

one obtains release, and attains total perfection.

One whose duality has been killed by the Guru,
says Nanak, contemplates God. ||8||5||
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

When someone attaches himself to the Lord, then everyone is his friend.

When someone attaches himself to the Lord, then his consciousness is steady.

When someone attaches himself to the Lord, he is not afflicted by worries.

When someone attaches himself to the Lord, he is emancipated. ||1||

O my mind, unite yourself with the Lord.
Nothing else is of any use to you. ||1||Pause||
The great and powerful people of the world
are of no use, you fool!
The Lord's slave may be born of humble origins,

but in his company, you shall be saved in an instant. ||2||

Hearing the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is equal to millions of cleansing baths.

Meditating on it is equal to millions of worship ceremonies.

Hearing the Word of the Lord's Bani is equal to giving millions in alms.

To know the way, through the Guru, is equal to millions of rewards. ||3||

Within your mind, over and over again, think of Him,

and your love of Maya shall depart.
The Imperishable Lord is always with you.

O my mind, immerse yourself in the Love of the Lord. ||4||

Working for Him, all hunger departs.

Working for Him, the Messenger of Death will not be watching you.

Working for Him, you shall obtain glorious greatness.

Working for Him, you shall become immortal. ||5||
His servant does not suffer punishment.
His servant suffers no loss.

In His Court, His servant does not have to answer for his account.

So serve Him with distinction. ||6||
He is not lacking in anything.

He Himself is One, although He appears in so many forms.

By His Glance of Grace, you shall be happy forever.

So work for Him, O my mind. ||7||
No one is clever, and no one is foolish.
No one is weak, and no one is a hero.
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As the Lord attaches someone, so is he attached.

He alone is the Lord's servant, O Nanak, who is so blessed. ||8||6||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one's life is like that of a snake.

This is how the faithless cynic lives, forgetting the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||

One who lives in meditative remembrance, even for an instant,

lives for hundreds of thousands and millions of days, and becomes stable forever. ||1||Pause||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one's actions and works are cursed.

Like the crow's beak, he dwells in manure. ||2||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one acts like a dog.

The faithless cynic is nameless, like the prostitute's son. ||3||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one is like a horned ram.

The faithless cynic barks out his lies, and his face is blackened. ||4||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one is like a donkey.

The faithless cynic wanders around in polluted places. ||5||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, one is like a mad dog.

The greedy, faithless cynic falls into entanglements. ||6||

Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, he murders his own soul.

The faithless cynic is wretched, without family or social standing. ||7||

When the Lord becomes merciful, one joins the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation.

Says Nanak, the Guru has saved the world. ||8||7||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Through the Guru's Word, I have attained the supreme status.

The Perfect Guru has preserved my honor. ||1||
Through the Guru's Word, I meditate on the Name.

By Guru's Grace, I have obtained a place of rest. ||1||Pause||

I listen to the Guru's Word, and chant it with my tongue.

By Guru's Grace, my speech is like nectar. ||2||

Through the Guru's Word, my selfishness and conceit have been removed.

Through the Guru's kindness, I have obtained glorious greatness. ||3||

Through the Guru's Word, my doubts have been removed.

Through the Guru's Word, I see God everywhere. ||4||

Through the Guru's Word, I practice Raja Yoga, the Yoga of meditation and success.

In the Company of the Guru, all the people of the world are saved. ||5||

Through the Guru's Word, my affairs are resolved.

Through the Guru's Word, I have obtained the nine treasures. ||6||

Whoever places his hopes in my Guru,
has the noose of death cut away. ||7||

Through the Guru's Word, my good karma has been awakened.

O Nanak, meeting with the Guru, I have found the Supreme Lord God. ||8||8||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:
I remember the Guru with each and every breath.

The Guru is my breath of life, the True Guru is my wealth. ||1||Pause||

Beholding the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan, I live.

I wash the Guru's Feet, and drink in this water. ||1||

I take my daily bath in the dust of the Guru's Feet.

The egotistical filth of countless incarnations is washed off. ||2||

I wave the fan over the Guru.

Giving me His Hand, He has saved me from the great fire. ||3||

I carry water for the Guru's household;

from the Guru, I have learned the Way of the One Lord. ||4||

I grind the corn for the Guru's household.

By His Grace, all my enemies have become friends. ||5||

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The Guru who gave me my soul,

has Himself purchased me, and made me His slave. ||6||

He Himself has blessed me with His Love.
Forever and ever, I humbly bow to the Guru. ||7||

My troubles, conflicts, fears, doubts and pains have been dispelled;

says Nanak, my Guru is All-powerful. ||8||9||
Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Meet me, O my Lord of the Universe. Please bless me with Your Name.

Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, cursed, cursed is love and intimacy. ||1||Pause||

Without the Naam, one who dresses and eats well

is like a dog, who falls in and eats impure foods. ||1||

Without the Naam, all occupations are useless, like decorations on a dead body. ||2||

One who forgets the Naam and indulges in pleasures,

shall find no peace, even in dreams; his body shall become diseased. ||3||

One who renounces the Naam and engages in other occupations,

shall see all of his false pretenses fall away. ||4||

One whose mind does not embrace love for the Naam

shall go to hell, even though he may perform millions of ceremonial rituals. ||5||

One whose mind does not contemplate the Name of the Lord

is bound like a thief, in the City of Death. ||6||

Hundreds of thousands of ostentatious shows and great expanses

- without the Naam, all these displays are false. ||7||

That humble being repeats the Name of the Lord,

O Nanak, whom the Lord blesses with His Mercy. ||8||10||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

My mind longs for that Friend, who shall stand by me in the beginning, in the middle and in the end. ||1||

The Lord's Love goes with us forever.

The Perfect and Merciful Lord cherishes all. ||1||Pause||

He shall never perish, and He shall never abandon me.

Wherever I look, there I see Him pervading and permeating. ||2||

He is Beautiful, All-knowing, the most Clever, the Giver of life.

God is my Brother, Son, Father and Mother. ||3||

He is the Support of the breath of life; He is my Wealth.

Abiding within my heart, He inspires me to enshrine love for Him. ||4||

The Lord of the World has cut away the noose of Maya.

He has made me His own, blessing me with His Glance of Grace. ||5||

Remembering, remembering Him in meditation, all diseases are healed.

Meditating on His Feet, all comforts are enjoyed. ||6||

The Perfect Primal Lord is Ever-fresh and Ever-young.

The Lord is with me, inwardly and outwardly, as my Protector. ||7||

Says Nanak, that devotee who realizes the state of the Lord, Har, Har, is blessed with the treasure of the Naam. ||8||11||

Raag Gauree Maajh, Fifth Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Countless are those who wander around searching for You, but they do not find Your limits.

They alone are Your devotees, who are blessed by Your Grace. ||1||

I am a sacrifice, I am a sacrifice to You. ||1||Pause||

Continually hearing of the terrifying path, I am so afraid.

I have sought the Protection of the Saints; please, save me! ||2||

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The Fascinating and Beauteous Beloved is the Giver of support to all.

I bow low and fall at the Feet of the Guru; if only I could see the Lord! ||3||

I have made many friends, but I am a sacrifice to the One alone.

No one has all virtues; the Lord alone is filled to overflowing with them. ||4||

His Name is chanted in the four directions; those who chant it are embellished with peace.

I seek Your Protection; Nanak is a sacrifice to You. ||5||

The Guru reached out to me, and gave me His Arm; He lifted me up, out of the pit of emotional attachment.

I have won the incomparable life, and I shall not lose it again. ||6||

I have obtained the treasure of all; His Speech is unspoken and subtle.

In the Court of the Lord, I am honored and glorified; I swing my arms in joy. ||7||

Servant Nanak has received the invaluable and incomparable jewel.

Serving the Guru, I cross over the terrifying world-ocean; I proclaim this loudly to all. ||8||12||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Dye yourself in the color of the Lord's Love.

Chant the Name of the One Lord with your tongue, and ask for Him alone. ||1||Pause||

Renounce your ego, and dwell upon the spiritual wisdom of the Guru.

Those who have such pre-ordained destiny, join the Sangat, the Holy Congregation. ||1||

Whatever you see, shall not go with you.

The foolish, faithless cynics are attached - they waste away and die. ||2||

The Name of the Fascinating Lord is all-pervading forever.

Among millions, how rare is that Gurmukh who attains the Name. ||3||

Greet the Lord's Saints humbly, with deep respect.

You shall obtain the nine treasures, and receive infinite peace. ||4||

With your eyes, behold the holy people;

in your heart, sing the treasure of the Naam. ||5||

Abandon sexual desire, anger, greed and emotional attachment.

Thus you shall be rid of both birth and death. ||6||

Pain and darkness shall depart from your home,

when the Guru implants spiritual wisdom within you, and lights that lamp. ||7||

One who serves the Lord crosses over to the other side.

O servant Nanak, the Gurmukh saves the world. ||8||1||13||

Fifth Mehl, Gauree:

Dwelling upon the Lord, Har, Har, and the Guru, the Guru, my doubts have been dispelled.

My mind has obtained all comforts. ||1||Pause||

I was burning, on fire, and the Guru poured water on me; He is cooling and soothing, like the sandalwood tree. ||1||

The darkness of ignorance has been dispelled; the Guru has lit the lamp of spiritual wisdom. ||2||

The ocean of fire is so deep; the Saints have crossed over, in the boat of the Lord's Name. ||3||

I have no good karma; I have no Dharmic faith or purity. But God has taken me by the arm, and made me His own. ||4||

The Destroyer of fear, the Dispeller of pain, the Lover of His Saints - these are the Names of the Lord. ||5||

He is the Master of the masterless, Merciful to the meek, All-powerful, the Support of His Saints. ||6||

I am worthless - I offer this prayer, O my Lord King: "Please, grant me the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan."||7||

Nanak has come to Your Sanctuary, O my Lord and Master; Your servant has come to Your Door. ||8||2||14||

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Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

He is immersed in the enjoyment of corrupt pleasures; engrossed in them, the blind fool does not understand. ||1||

"I am earning profits, I am getting rich", he says, as his life passes away. ||Pause||

"I am a hero, I am famous and distinguished; no one is equal to me."||2||

"I am young, cultured, and born of a good family." In his mind, he is proud and arrogant like this. ||3||

He is trapped by his false intellect, and he does not forget this until he dies. ||4||

Brothers, friends, relatives and companions who live after him - he entrusts his wealth to them. ||5||

That desire, to which the mind is attached, at the last moment, becomes manifest. ||6||

He may perform religious deeds, but his mind is egotistical, and he is bound by these bonds. ||7||

O Merciful Lord, please bless me Your Mercy, that Nanak may become the slave of Your slaves. ||8||3||15||44||Total||

One Universal Creator God. Truth Is The Name. Creative Being Personified. By Guru's Grace:

Raag Gauree Poorbee, Chhant, First Mehl:

For the bride, the night is painful; sleep does not come.

The soul-bride has grown weak, in the pain of separation from her Husband Lord.

The soul-bride is wasting away, in the pain of separation from her Husband; how can she see Him with her eyes?

Her decorations, sweet foods, sensuous pleasures and delicacies are all false; they are of no account at all.

Intoxicated with the wine of youthful pride, she has been ruined, and her breasts no longer yield milk.

O Nanak, the soul-bride meets her Husband Lord, when He causes her to meet Him; without Him, sleep does not come to her. ||1||

The bride is dishonored without her Beloved Husband Lord.

How can she find peace, without enshrining Him in her heart?

Without her Husband, her home is not worth living in; go and ask your sisters and companions.

Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, there is no love and affection; but with her True Lord, she abides in peace. Through mental truthfulness and contentment, union with the True Friend is attained; through the Guru's Teachings, the Husb

O Nanak, that soul-bride who does not abandon the Naam, is intuitively absorbed in the Naam. ||2||

Come, O my sisters and companions - let's enjoy our Husband Lord.

I will ask the Guru, and write His Word as my love-note.

The Guru has shown me the True Word of the Shabad. The self-willed manmukhs will regret and repent.

My wandering mind became steady, when I recognized the True One.

The Teachings of Truth are forever new; the love of the Shabad is forever fresh.

O Nanak, through the Glance of Grace of the True Lord, celestial peace is obtained; let's meet Him, O my sisters and companions. ||3||

My desire has been fulfilled - my Friend has come to my home.

At the Union of husband and wife, the songs of rejoicing were sung.

Singing the songs of joyful praise and love to Him, the soul-bride's mind is thrilled and delighted.

My friends are happy, and my enemies are unhappy; meditating on the True Lord, the true profit is obtained.

With her palms pressed together, the soul-bride prays, that she may remain immersed in the Love of her Lord, night and day.

O Nanak, the Husband Lord and the soul-bride revel together; my desires are fulfilled. ||4||1||

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Gauree, Chhant, First Mehl:

Hear me, O my Dear Husband God - I am all alone in the wilderness.

How can I find comfort without You, O my Carefree Husband God?

The soul-bride cannot live without her Husband; the night is so painful for her.

Sleep does not come. I am in love with my Beloved. Please, listen to my prayer!

Other than my Beloved, no one cares for me; I cry all alone in the wilderness.

O Nanak, the bride meets Him when He causes her to meet Him; without her Beloved, she suffers in pain. ||1||

She is separated from her Husband Lord - who can unite her with Him?

Tasting His Love, she meets Him, through the Beautiful Word of His Shabad.

Adorned with the Shabad, she obtains her Husband, and her body is illuminated with the lamp of spiritual wisdom.

Listen, O my friends and companions - she who is at peace dwells upon the True Lord and His True Praises.

Meeting the True Guru, she is ravished and enjoyed by her Husband Lord; she blossoms forth with the Ambrosial Word of His Bani.

O Nanak, the Husband Lord enjoys His bride when she is pleasing to His Mind. ||2||

Fascination with Maya made her homeless; the false are cheated by falsehood.

How can the noose around her neck be untied, without the Most Beloved Guru?

One who loves the Beloved Lord, and reflects upon the Shabad, belongs to Him.

How can giving donations to charities and countless cleansing baths wash off the filth within the heart?

Without the Naam, no one attains salvation. Stubborn self-discipline and living in the wilderness are of no use at all.

O Nanak, the home of Truth is attained through the Shabad. How can the Mansion of His Presence be known through duality? ||3||

True is Your Name, O Dear Lord; True is contemplation of Your Shabad.

True is the Mansion of Your Presence, O Dear Lord, and True is trade in Your Name.

Trade in Your Name is very sweet; the devotees earn this profit night and day.

Other than this, I can think of no other merchandise. So chant the Naam each and every moment.

The account is read; by the Grace of the True Lord and good karma, the Perfect Lord is obtained.

O Nanak, the Nectar of the Name is so sweet. Through the Perfect True Guru, it is obtained. ||4||2||

Raag Gauree Poorbee, Chhant, Third Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. Truth Is The Name. Creative Being Personified. By Guru's Grace:

The soul-bride offers her prayers to her Dear Lord; she dwells upon His Glorious Virtues.

She cannot live without her Beloved Lord, for a moment, even for an instant.

She cannot live without her Beloved Lord; without the Guru, the Mansion of His Presence is not found.

Whatever the Guru says, she should surely do, to extinguish the fire of desire.

The Lord is True; there is no one except Him. Without serving Him, peace is not found.

O Nanak, that soul-bride, whom the Lord Himself unites, is united with Him; He Himself merges with her. ||1||

The life-night of the soul-bride is blessed and joyful, when she focuses her consciousness on her Dear Lord.

She serves the True Guru with love; she eradicates selfishness from within.

Eradicating selfishness and conceit from within, and singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, she is in love with the Lord, night and day.

Listen, dear friends and companions of the soul - immerse yourselves in the Word of the Guru's Shabad.

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Dwell upon the Lord's Glories, and you shall be loved by your Husband, embracing love for the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

O Nanak, the soul-bride who wears the necklace of the Lord's Name around her neck is loved by her Husband Lord. ||2||

The soul-bride who is without her beloved Husband is all alone.

She is cheated by the love of duality, without the Word of the Guru's Shabad.

Without the Shabad of her Beloved, how can she cross over the treacherous ocean? Attachment to Maya has led her astray.

Ruined by falsehood, she is deserted by her Husband Lord. The soul-bride does not attain the Mansion of His Presence.

But she who is attuned to the Guru's Shabad is intoxicated with celestial love; night and day, she remains absorbed in Him.

O Nanak, that soul-bride who remains constantly steeped in His Love, is blended by the Lord into Himself. ||3||

If the Lord merges us with Himself, we are merged with Him. Without the Dear Lord, who can merge us with Him?

Without our Beloved Guru, who can dispel our doubt?

Through the Guru, doubt is dispelled. O my mother, this is the way to meet Him; this is how the soul-bride finds peace.

Without serving the Guru, there is only pitch darkness. Without the Guru, the Way is not found.

That wife who is intuitively imbued with the color of His Love, contemplates the Word of the Guru's Shabad.

O Nanak, the soul-bride obtains the Lord as her Husband, by enshrining love for the Beloved Guru. ||4||1||

Gauree, Third Mehl:

Without my Husband, I am utterly dishonored. Without my Husband Lord, how can I live, O my mother?

Without my Husband, sleep does not come, and my body is not adorned with my bridal dress.

The bridal dress looks beautiful upon my body, when I am pleasing to my Husband Lord. Following the Guru's Teachings, my consciousness is focused on Him.

I become His happy soul-bride forever, when I serve the True Guru; I sit in the Lap of the Guru.

Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the soul-bride meets her Husband Lord, who ravishes and enjoys her. The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is the only profit in this world.

O Nanak, the soul-bride is loved by her Husband, when she dwells upon the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||1||

The soul-bride enjoys the Love of her Beloved.

Imbued with His Love night and day, she contemplates the Word of the Guru's Shabad.

Contemplating the Guru's Shabad, she conquers her ego, and in this way, she meets her Beloved.

She is the happy soul-bride of her Lord, who is forever imbued with the Love of the True Name of her Beloved.

Abiding in the Company of our Guru, we grasp the Ambrosial Nectar; we conquer and cast out our sense of duality.

O Nanak, the soul-bride attains her Husband Lord, and forgets all her pains. ||2||

The soul-bride has forgotten her Husband Lord, because of love and emotional attachment to Maya.

The false bride is attached to falsehood; the insincere one is cheated by insincerity.

She who drives out her falsehood, and acts according to the Guru's Teachings, does not lose her life in the gamble.

One who serves the Word of the Guru's Shabad is absorbed in the True Lord; she eradicates egotism from within.

So let the Name of the Lord abide within your heart; decorate yourself in this way.

O Nanak, the soul-bride who takes the Support of the True Name is intuitively absorbed in the Lord. ||3||

Meet me, O my Dear Beloved. Without You, I am totally dishonored.

Sleep does not come to my eyes, and I have no desire for food or water.

I have no desire for food or water, and I am dying from the pain of separation. Without my Husband Lord, how can I find peace?

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I offer my prayers to the Guru; if it pleases the Guru, He shall unite me with Himself.

The Giver of peace has united me with Himself; He Himself has come to my home to meet me.

O Nanak, the soul-bride is forever the Lord's favorite wife; her Husband Lord does not die, and He shall never leave. ||4||2||

Gauree, Third Mehl:

The soul-bride is pierced through with the sublime essence of the Lord, in intuitive peace and poise.

The Enticer of hearts has enticed her, and her sense of duality has been easily dispelled.

Her sense of duality has been easily dispelled, and the soul-bride obtains her Husband Lord; following the Guru's Teachings, she makes merry.

This body is filled to overflowing with falsehood, deception and the commission of sins.

The Gurmukh practices that devotional worship, by which the celestial music wells up; without this devotional worship, filth is not removed.

O Nanak, the soul-bride who sheds selfishness and conceit from within, is dear to her Beloved. ||1||

The soul-bride has found her Husband Lord, through the love and affection of the Guru.

She passes her life-night sleeping in peace, enshrining the Lord in her heart.

Enshrining Him deep within her heart night and day, she meets her Beloved, and her pains depart.

Deep within the mansion of her inner being, she enjoys her Husband Lord, reflecting upon the Guru's Teachings.

She drinks deeply of the Nectar of the Naam, day and night; she conquers and casts off her sense of duality.

O Nanak, the happy soul-bride meets her True Lord, through the Infinite Love of the Guru. ||2||

Come, and shower Your Mercy upon me, my most Darling, Dear Beloved.

The soul-bride offers her prayers to You, to adorn her with the True Word of Your Shabad.

Adorned with the True Word of Your Shabad, she conquers her ego, and as Gurmukh, her affairs are resolved.

Throughout the ages, the One Lord is True; through the Guru's Wisdom, He is known.

The self-willed manmukh is engrossed in sexual desire, and tormented by emotional attachment. With whom should she lodge her complaints?

O Nanak, the self-willed manmukh finds no place of rest, without the most Beloved Guru. ||3||

The bride is foolish, ignorant and unworthy. Her Husband Lord is Unapproachable and Incomparable.

He Himself unites us in His Union; He Himself forgives us.

The soul-bride's Beloved Husband Lord is the Forgiver of sins; He is contained in each and every heart.

The True Guru has made me understand this understanding, that the Lord is obtained through love, affection and loving devotion.

She remains forever in bliss, day and night; she remains immersed in His Love, night and day.

O Nanak, that soul-bride who obtains the nine treasures, intuitively obtains her Husband Lord. ||4||3||

Gauree, Third Mehl:

The sea of Maya is agitated and turbulent; how can anyone cross over this terrifying world-ocean?

Make the Lord's Name your boat, and install the Word of the Shabad as the boatman.

With the Shabad installed as the boatman, the Lord Himself shall take you across. In this way, the difficult ocean is crossed.

The Gurmukh obtains devotional worship of the Lord, and thus remains dead while yet alive.

In an instant, the Lord's Name erases his sinful mistakes, and his body becomes pure.

O Nanak, through the Lord's Name, emancipation is obtained, and the slag iron is transformed into gold. ||1||

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Men and women are obsessed with sex; they do not know the Way of the Lord's Name.

Mother, father, children and siblings are very dear, but they drown, even without water.

They are drowned to death without water - they do not know the path of salvation, and they wander around the world in egotism.

All those who come into the world shall depart. Only those who contemplate the Guru shall be saved.

Those who become Gurmukh and chant the Lord's Name, save themselves and save their families as well.

O Nanak, the Naam, the Name of the Lord, abides deep within their hearts; through the Guru's Teachings, they meet their Beloved. ||2||

Without the Lord's Name, nothing is stable. This world is just a drama.

Implant true devotional worship within your heart, and trade in the Name of the Lord.

Trade in the Lord's Name is infinite and unfathomable. Through the Guru's Teachings, this wealth is obtained.

This selfless service, meditation and devotion is true, if you eliminate selfishness and conceit from within.

I am senseless, foolish, idiotic and blind, but the True Guru has placed me on the Path.

O Nanak, the Gurmukhs are adorned with the Shabad; night and day, they sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||3||

He Himself acts, and inspires others to act; He Himself embellishes us with the Word of His Shabad.

He Himself is the True Guru, and He Himself is the Shabad; in each and every age, He loves His devotees.

In age after age, He loves His devotees; the Lord Himself adorns them, and He Himself enjoins them to worship Him with devotion.

He Himself is All-knowing, and He Himself is All-seeing; He inspires us to serve Him.

He Himself is the Giver of merits, and the Destroyer of demerits; He causes His Name to dwell within our hearts.

Nanak is forever a sacrifice to the True Lord, who Himself is the Doer, the Cause of causes. ||4||4||

Gauree, Third Mehl:

Serve the Guru, O my dear soul; meditate on the Lord's Name.

Do not leave me, O my dear soul - you shall find the Lord while sitting within the home of your own being.

You shall obtain the Lord while sitting within the home of your own being, focusing your consciousness constantly upon the Lord, with true intuitive faith.

Serving the Guru brings great peace; they alone do it, whom the Lord inspires to do so.

They plant the seed of the Name, and the Name sprouts within; the Name abides within the mind.

O Nanak, glorious greatness rests in the True Name; It is obtained by perfect pre-ordained destiny. ||1||

The Name of the Lord is so sweet, O my dear; taste it, and focus your consciousness on it.

Taste the sublime essence of the Lord with your tongue, my dear, and renounce the pleasures of other tastes.

You shall obtain the everlasting essence of the Lord when it pleases the Lord; your tongue shall be adorned with the Word of His Shabad.

Meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, a lasting peace is obtained; so remain lovingly focused on the Naam.

From the Naam we originate, and into the Naam we shall pass; through the Naam, we are absorbed in the Truth.

O Nanak, the Naam is obtained through the Guru's Teachings; He Himself attaches us to it. ||2||

Working for someone else, O my dear, is like forsaking the bride, and going to foreign countries.

In duality, no one has ever found peace, O my dear; you are greedy for corruption and greed.

Greedy for corruption and greed, and deluded by doubt, how can anyone find peace?

Working for strangers is very painful; doing so, one sells himself and loses his faith in the Dharma.

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Bound by Maya, the mind is not stable. Each and every moment, it suffers in pain.

O Nanak, the pain of Maya is taken away by focusing one's consciousness on the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||3||

The self-willed manmukhs are foolish and crazy, O my dear; they do not enshrine the Shabad within their minds.

The delusion of Maya has made them blind, O my dear; how can they find the Way of the Lord?

How can they find the Way, without the Will of the True Guru? The manmukhs foolishly display themselves.

The Lord's servants are forever comfortable. They focus their consciousness on the Guru's Feet.

Those unto whom the Lord shows His Mercy, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord forever.

O Nanak, the jewel of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is the only profit in this world. The Lord Himself imparts this understanding to the Gurmukh. ||4||5||7||

Raag Gauree, Chhant, Fifth Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

My mind has become sad and depressed; how can I see God, the Great Giver?

My Friend and Companion is the Dear Lord, the Guru, the Architect of Destiny.

The One Lord, the Architect of Destiny, is the Master of the Goddess of Wealth; how can I, in my sadness, meet You?

My hands serve You, and my head is at Your Feet. My mind, dishonored, yearns for the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan.

With each and every breath, I think of You, day and night; I do not forget You, for an instant, even for a moment.

O Nanak, I am thirsty, like the rainbird; how can I meet God, the Great Giver? ||1||

I offer this one prayer - please listen, O my Beloved Husband Lord.

My mind and body are enticed, beholding Your wondrous play.

Beholding Your wondrous play, I am enticed; but how can the sad, forlorn bride find contentment?

My Lord is Meritorious, Merciful and Eternally Young; He is overflowing with all excellences.

The fault is not with my Husband Lord, the Giver of peace; I am separated from Him by my own mistakes.

Prays Nanak, please be merciful to me, and return home, O my Beloved Husband Lord. ||2||

I surrender my mind, I surrender my whole body; I surrender all my lands.

I surrender my head to that beloved friend, who brings me news of God.

I have offered my head to the Guru, the most exalted; He has shown me that God is with me.

In an instant, all suffering is removed. I have obtained all my mind's desires.

Day and night, the soul-bride makes merry; all her anxieties are erased.

Prays Nanak, I have met the Husband Lord of my longing. ||3||

My mind is filled with bliss, and congratulations are pouring in.

My Darling Beloved has come home to me, and all my desires have been satisfied.

I have met my Sweet Lord and Master of the Universe, and my companions sing the songs of joy.

All my friends and relatives are happy, and all traces of my enemies have been removed.

The unstruck melody vibrates in my home, and the bed has been made up for my Beloved.

Prays Nanak, I am in celestial bliss. I have obtained the Lord, the Giver of peace, as my Husband. ||4||1||

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Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

O Mohan, your temple is so lofty, and your mansion is unsurpassed.

O Mohan, your gates are so beautiful. They are the worship-houses of the Saints.

In these incomparable worship-houses, they continually sing Kirtan, the Praises of their Lord and Master.

Where the Saints and the Holy gather together, there they meditate on you.

Be Kind and Compassionate, O Merciful Lord; be Merciful to the meek.

Prays Nanak, I thirst for the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan; receiving Your Darshan, I am totally at peace. ||1||

O Mohan, your speech is incomparable; wondrous are your ways.

O Mohan, you believe in the One. Everything else is dust to you.

You adore the One Lord, the Unknowable Lord and Master; His Power gives Support to all.

Through the Guru's Word, you have captured the heart of the Primal Being, the Lord of the World.

You Yourself move, and You Yourself stand still; You Yourself support the whole creation.

Prays Nanak, please preserve my honor; all Your servants seek the Protection of Your Sanctuary. ||2||

O Mohan, the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, meditates on you; they meditate on the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan.

O Mohan, the Messenger of Death does not even approach those who meditate on You, at the last moment.

The Messenger of Death cannot touch those who meditate on You single-mindedly.

Those who worship and adore You in thought, word and deed, obtain all fruits and rewards.

Those who are foolish and stupid, filthy with urine and manure, become all-knowing upon gaining the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan.

Prays Nanak, Your Kingdom is Eternal, O Perfect Primal Lord God. ||3||

O Mohan, you have blossomed forth with the flower of your family.

O Mohan, your children, friends, siblings and relatives have all been saved.

You save those who give up their egotistical pride, upon gaining the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan.

The Messenger of Death does not even approach those who call you 'blessed'.

Your Virtues are unlimited - they cannot be described, O True Guru, Primal Being, Destroyer of demons.

Prays Nanak, Yours is that Anchor, holding onto which the whole world is saved. ||4||2||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl,
Shalok:

Countless sinners have been purified; I am a sacrifice, over and over again, to You.

O Nanak, meditation on the Lord's Name is the fire which burns away sinful mistakes like straw. ||1||

Chhant:

Meditate, O my mind, on the Lord God, the Lord of the Universe, the Lord, the Master of Wealth.

Meditate, O my mind, on the Lord, the Destroyer of ego, the Giver of salvation, who cuts away the noose of agonizing death.

Meditate lovingly on the Lotus Feet of the Lord, the Destroyer of distress, the Protector of the poor, the Lord of excellence.

The treacherous path of death and the terrifying ocean of fire are crossed over by meditating in remembrance on the Lord, even for an instant.

Meditate day and night on the Lord, the Destroyer of desire, the Purifier of pollution.

Prays Nanak, please be Merciful to me, O Cherisher of the world, Lord of the Universe, Lord of wealth. ||1||

O my mind, remember the Lord in meditation; He is the Destroyer of pain, the Eradicator of fear, the Sovereign Lord King.

He is the Greatest Lover, the Merciful Master, the Enticer of the mind, the Support of His devotees - this is His very nature.

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The Perfect Lord is the Lover of His devotees; He fulfills the desires of the mind.

He lifts us up out of the deep, dark pit; enshrine His Name within your mind.

The gods, the Siddhas, the angels, the heavenly singers, the silent sages and the devotees sing Your countless Glorious Praises.

Prays Nanak, please be merciful to me, O Supreme Lord God, my King. ||2||

O my mind, be conscious of the Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord, who wields all power.

He is All-powerful, the Embodiment of compassion. He is the Master of each and every heart;

He is the Support of the breath of life. He is the Giver of the breath of life, of mind, body and soul. He is Infinite, Inaccessible and Unfathomable.

The All-powerful Lord is our Sanctuary; He is the Enticer of the mind, who banishes all sorrows.

All illnesses, sufferings and pains are dispelled, by chanting the Name of the Lord.

Prays Nanak, please be merciful to me, All-powerful Lord; You are the Wielder of all power. ||3||

O my mind, sing the Glorious Praises of the Imperishable, Eternal, Merciful Master, the Highest of all.

The One Lord is the Sustainer of the Universe, the Great Giver; He is the Cherisher of all.

The Cherisher Lord is so very merciful and wise; He is compassionate to all.

The pains of death, greed and emotional attachment simply vanish, when God comes to dwell in the soul.

When the Lord is thoroughly pleased, then one's service becomes perfectly fruitful.

Prays Nanak, my desires are fulfilled by meditating on the Lord, Merciful to the meek. ||4||3||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

Listen, O my companions: let's join together and make the effort, to surrender to our Husband Lord.

Renouncing our pride, let's charm Him with the potion of devotional worship, and the mantra of the Holy Saints.

O my companions, when He comes under our power, He shall never leave us again. This is the good nature of the Lord God.

O Nanak, God dispels the fear of old age, death and hell; He purifies His beings. ||1||

Listen, O my companions, to my sincere prayer: let's make this firm resolve.

In the peaceful poise of intuitive bliss, violence will be gone, as we sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe.

Our pains and troubles shall be eradicated, and our doubts shall be dispelled; we will receive the fruits of our minds' desires.

O Nanak, meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Supreme Lord God, the Perfect, Transcendent Lord. ||2||

O my companions, I yearn for Him continually; I invoke His Blessings, and pray that God may fulfill my hopes.

I thirst for His Feet, and I long for the Blessed Vision of His Darshan; I look for Him everywhere.

I search for traces of the Lord in the Society of the Saints; they will unite me with the All-powerful Primal Lord God.

O Nanak, those humble, noble beings who meet the Lord, the Giver of peace, are very blessed, O my mother. ||3||

O my companions, now I dwell with my Beloved Husband; my mind and body are attuned to the Lord.

Listen, O my companions: now I sleep well, since I found my Husband Lord.

My doubts have been dispelled, and I have found intuitive peace and tranquility through my Lord and Master. I have been enlightened, and my heart-lotus has blossomed forth.

I have obtained God, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, as my Husband; O Nanak, my marriage shall last forever. ||4||4||2||5||11||

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One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Gauree, Baavan Akhree ~ The 52 Letters, Fifth Mehl:

Shalok:

The Divine Guru is my mother, the Divine Guru is my father; the Divine Guru is my Transcendent Lord and Master.

The Divine Guru is my companion, the Destroyer of ignorance; the Divine Guru is my relative and brother.

The Divine Guru is the Giver, the Teacher of the Lord's Name. The Divine Guru is the Mantra which never fails.

The Divine Guru is the Image of peace, truth and wisdom. The Divine Guru is the Philosopher's Stone - touching it, one is transformed.

The Divine Guru is the sacred shrine of pilgrimage, and the pool of divine ambrosia; bathing in the Guru's wisdom, one experiences the Infinite.

The Divine Guru is the Creator, and the Destroyer of all sins; the Divine Guru is the Purifier of sinners.

The Divine Guru existed at the primal beginning, throughout the ages, in each and every age. The Divine Guru is the Mantra of the Lord's Name; chanting it, one is saved.

O God, please be merciful to me, that I may be with the Divine Guru; I am a foolish sinner, but holding onto Him, I am carried across.

The Divine Guru is the True Guru, the Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord; Nanak bows in humble reverence to the Lord, the Divine Guru. ||1||

Shalok:

He Himself acts, and causes others to act; He Himself can do everything.

O Nanak, the One Lord is pervading everywhere; there has never been any other, and there never shall be. ||1||

Pauree:

ONG: I humbly bow in reverence to the One Universal Creator, to the Holy True Guru.

In the beginning, in the middle, and in the end, He is the Formless Lord.

He Himself is in the absolute state of primal meditation; He Himself is in the seat of peace.

He Himself listens to His Own Praises.
He Himself created Himself.
He is His Own Father, He is His Own Mother.

He Himself is subtle and etheric; He Himself is manifest and obvious.

O Nanak, His wondrous play cannot be understood. ||1||

O God, Merciful to the meek, please be kind to me,

that my mind might become the dust of the feet of Your Saints. ||Pause||

Shalok:

He Himself is formless, and also formed; the One Lord is without attributes, and also with attributes.

Describe the One Lord as One, and Only One; O Nanak, He is the One, and the many. ||1||

Pauree:

ONG: The One Universal Creator created the Creation through the Word of the Primal Guru.

He strung it upon His one thread.

He created the diverse expanse of the three qualities.

From formless, He appeared as form.

The Creator has created the creation of all sorts.

The attachment of the mind has led to birth and death.

He Himself is above both, untouched and unaffected.

O Nanak, He has no end or limitation. ||2||
Shalok:

Those who gather Truth, and the riches of the Lord's Name, are rich and very fortunate.

O Nanak, truthfulness and purity are obtained from Saints such as these. ||1||

Pauree:
SASSA: True, True, True is that Lord.
No one is separate from the True Primal Lord.

They alone enter the Lord's Sanctuary, whom the Lord inspires to enter.

Meditating, meditating in remembrance, they sing and preach the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

Doubt and skepticism do not affect them at all.
They behold the manifest glory of the Lord.

They are the Holy Saints - they reach this destination.

Nanak is forever a sacrifice to them. ||3||
Shalok:

Why are you crying out for riches and wealth? All this emotional attachment to Maya is false.

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Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, O Nanak, all are reduced to dust. ||1||

Pauree:

DHADHA: The dust of the feet of the Saints is sacred.

Blessed are those whose minds are filled with this longing.

They do not seek wealth, and they do not desire paradise.

They are immersed in the deep love of their Beloved, and the dust of the feet of the Holy.

How can worldly affairs affect those who do not abandon the One Lord, and who go nowhere else?

One whose heart is filled with God's Name,

O Nanak, is a perfect spiritual being of God. ||4||

Shalok:

By all sorts of religious robes, knowledge, meditation and stubborn-mindedness, no one has ever met God.

Says Nanak, those upon whom God showers His Mercy, are devotees of spiritual wisdom. ||1||

Pauree:

NGANGA: Spiritual wisdom is not obtained by mere words of mouth.

It is not obtained through the various debates of the Shaastras and scriptures.

They alone are spiritually wise, whose minds are firmly fixed on the Lord.

Hearing and telling stories, no one attains Yoga.

They alone are spiritually wise, who remain firmly committed to the Lord's Command.

Heat and cold are all the same to them.

The true people of spiritual wisdom are the Gurmukhs, who contemplate the essence of reality;

O Nanak, the Lord showers His Mercy upon them. ||5||

Shalok:

Those who have come into the world without understanding are like animals and beasts.

O Nanak, those who become Gurmukh understand; upon their foreheads is such pre-ordained destiny. ||1||

Pauree:

They have come into this world to meditate on the One Lord.

But ever since their birth, they have been enticed by the fascination of Maya.

Upside-down in the chamber of the womb, they performed intense meditation.

They remembered God in meditation with each and every breath.

But now, they are entangled in things which they must leave behind.

They forget the Great Giver from their minds.

O Nanak, those upon whom the Lord showers His Mercy, do not forget Him, here or hereafter. ||6||

Shalok:

By His Command, we come, and by His Command, we go; no one is beyond His Command.

Coming and going in reincarnation is ended, O Nanak, for those whose minds are filled with the Lord. ||1||

Pauree:
This soul has lived in many wombs.

Enticed by sweet attachment, it has been trapped in reincarnation.

This Maya has subjugated beings through the three qualities.

Maya has infused attachment to itself in each and every heart.

O friend, tell me some way,

by which I may swim across this treacherous ocean of Maya.

The Lord showers His Mercy, and leads us to join the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation.

O Nanak, Maya does not even come near. ||7||
Shalok:

God Himself causes one to perform good and bad actions.

The beast indulges in egotism, selfishness and conceit; O Nanak, without the Lord, what can anyone do? ||1||

Pauree:
The One Lord Himself is the Cause of all actions.
He Himself distributes sins and noble acts.

In this age, people are attached as the Lord attaches them.

They receive that which the Lord Himself gives.
No one knows His limits.
Whatever He does, comes to pass.

From the One, the entire expanse of the Universe emanated.

O Nanak, He Himself is our Saving Grace. ||8||
Shalok:

Man remains engrossed in women and playful pleasures; the tumult of his passion is like the dye of the safflower, which fades away all too soon.

O Nanak, seek God's Sanctuary, and your selfishness and conceit shall be taken away. ||1||

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Pauree:

O mind: without the Lord, whatever you are involved in shall bind you in chains.

The faithless cynic does those deeds which will never allow him to be emancipated.

Acting in egotism, selfishness and conceit, the lovers of rituals carry the unbearable load.

When there is no love for the Naam, then these rituals are corrupt.

The rope of death binds those who are in love with the sweet taste of Maya.

Deluded by doubt, they do not understand that God is always with them.

When their accounts are called for, they shall not be released; their wall of mud cannot be washed clean.

One who is made to understand - O Nanak, that Gurmukh obtains immaculate understanding. ||9||

Shalok:

One whose bonds are cut away joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

Those who are imbued with the Love of the One Lord, O Nanak, take on the deep and lasting color of His Love. ||1||

Pauree:

RARRA: Dye this heart of yours in the color of the Lord's Love.

Meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har - chant it with your tongue.

In the Court of the Lord, no one shall speak harshly to you.

Everyone shall welcome you, saying, "Come, and sit down."

In that Mansion of the Lord's Presence, you shall find a home.

There is no birth or death, or destruction there.
One who has such karma written on his forehead,

O Nanak, has the wealth of the Lord in his home. ||10||

Shalok:

Greed, falsehood, corruption and emotional attachment entangle the blind and the foolish.

Bound down by Maya, O Nanak, a foul odor clings to them. ||1||

Pauree:

LALLA: People are entangled in the love of corrupt pleasures;

they are drunk with the wine of egotistical intellect and Maya.

In this Maya, they are born and die.

People act according to the Hukam of the Lord's Command.

No one is perfect, and no one is imperfect.
No one is wise, and no one is foolish.

Wherever the Lord engages someone, there he is engaged.

O Nanak, our Lord and Master is forever detached. ||11||

Shalok:

My Beloved God, the Sustainer of the World, the Lord of the Universe, is deep, profound and unfathomable.

There is no other like Him; O Nanak, He is not worried. ||1||

Pauree:
LALLA: There is no one equal to Him.

He Himself is the One; there shall never be any other.

He is now, He has been, and He shall always be.
No one has ever found His limit.

In the ant and in the elephant, He is totally pervading.

The Lord, the Primal Being, is known by everyone everywhere.

That one, unto whom the Lord has given His Love

- O Nanak, that Gurmukh chants the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. ||12||

Shalok:

One who knows the taste of the Lord's sublime essence, intuitively enjoys the Lord's Love.

O Nanak, blessed, blessed, blessed are the Lord's humble servants; how fortunate is their coming into the world! ||1||

Pauree:

How fruitful is the coming into the world, of those

whose tongues celebrate the Praises of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har.

They come and dwell with the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy;

night and day, they lovingly meditate on the Naam.

Blessed is the birth of those humble beings who are attuned to the Naam;

the Lord, the Architect of Destiny, bestows His Kind Mercy upon them.

They are born only once - they shall not be reincarnated again.

O Nanak, they are absorbed into the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan. ||13||

Shalok:

Chanting it, the mind is filled with bliss; love of duality is eliminated, and pain, distress and desires are quenched. O Nanak, immerse yourself in the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||

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Pauree:
YAYYA: Burn away duality and evil-mindedness.

Give them up, and sleep in intuitive peace and poise.

Yaya: Go, and seek the Sanctuary of the Saints;

with their help, you shall cross over the terrifying world-ocean.

Yaya: One who weaves the One Name into his heart, does not have to take birth again.

Yaya: This human life shall not be wasted, if you take the Support of the Perfect Guru.

O Nanak, one whose heart is filled with the One Lord finds peace. ||14||

Shalok:

The One who dwells deep within the mind and body is your friend here and hereafter.

The Perfect Guru has taught me, O Nanak, to chant His Name continually. ||1||

Pauree:

Night and day, meditate in remembrance on the One who will be your Help and Support in the end.

This poison shall last for only a few days; everyone must depart, and leave it behind.

Who is our mother, father, son and daughter?

Household, wife, and other things shall not go along with you.

So gather that wealth which shall never perish,
so that you may go to your true home with honor.

In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, those who sing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy

- O Nanak, they do not have to endure reincarnation again. ||15||

Shalok:

He may be very handsome, born into a highly respected family, very wise, a famous spiritual teacher, prosperous and wealthy;

but even so, he is looked upon as a corpse, O Nanak, if he does not love the Lord God. ||1||

Pauree:
NGANGA: He may be a scholar of the six Shaastras.

He may practice inhaling, exhaling and holding the breath.

He may practice spiritual wisdom, meditation, pilgrimages to sacred shrines and ritual cleansing baths.

He may cook his own food, and never touch anyone else's; he may live in the wilderness like a hermit.

But if he does not enshrine love for the Lord's Name within his heart,

then everything he does is transitory.
Even an untouchable pariah is superior to him,

O Nanak, if the Lord of the World abides in his mind. ||16||

Shalok:

He wanders around in the four quarters and in the ten directions, according to the dictates of his karma.

Pleasure and pain, liberation and reincarnation, O Nanak, come according to one's pre-ordained destiny. ||1||

Pauree:
KAKKA: He is the Creator, the Cause of causes.
No one can erase His pre-ordained plan.
Nothing can be done a second time.
The Creator Lord does not make mistakes.
To some, He Himself shows the Way.

While He causes others to wander miserably in the wilderness.

He Himself has set His own play in motion.

Whatever He gives, O Nanak, that is what we receive. ||17||

Shalok:

People continue to eat and consume and enjoy, but the Lord's warehouses are never exhausted.

So many chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; O Nanak, they cannot be counted. ||1||

Pauree:
KHAKHA: The All-powerful Lord lacks nothing;

whatever He is to give, He continues to give - let anyone go anywhere he pleases.

The wealth of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is a treasure to spend; it is the capital of His devotees.

With tolerance, humility, bliss and intuitive poise, they continue to meditate on the Lord, the Treasure of excellence.

Those, unto whom the Lord shows His Mercy, play happily and blossom forth.

Those who have the wealth of the Lord's Name in their homes are forever wealthy and beautiful.

Those who are blessed with the Lord's Glance of Grace suffer neither torture, nor pain, nor punishment.

O Nanak, those who are pleasing to God become perfectly successful. ||18||

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Shalok:

See, that even by calculating and scheming in their minds, people must surely depart in the end.

Hopes and desires for transitory things are erased for the Gurmukh; O Nanak, the Name alone brings true health. ||1||

Pauree:

GAGGA: Chant the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe with each and every breath; meditate on Him forever.

How can you rely on the body? Do not delay, my friend;

there is nothing to stand in Death's way - neither in childhood, nor in youth, nor in old age.

That time is not known, when the noose of Death shall come and fall on you.

See, that even spiritual scholars, those who meditate, and those who are clever shall not stay in this place.

Only the fool clings to that, which everyone else has abandoned and left behind.

By Guru's Grace, one who has such good destiny written on his forehead remembers the Lord in meditation.

O Nanak, blessed and fruitful is the coming of those who obtain the Beloved Lord as their Husband. ||19||

Shalok:

I have searched all the Shaastras and the Vedas, and they say nothing except this:

"In the beginning, throughout the ages, now and forevermore, O Nanak, the One Lord alone exists."||1||

Pauree:

GHAGHA: Put this into your mind, that there is no one except the Lord.

There never was, and there never shall be. He is pervading everywhere.

You shall be absorbed into Him, O mind, if you come to His Sanctuary.

In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, only the Naam, the Name of the Lord, shall be of any real use to you.

So many work and slave continually, but they come to regret and repent in the end.

Without devotional worship of the Lord, how can they find stability?

They alone taste the supreme essence, and drink in the Ambrosial Nectar,

O Nanak, unto whom the Lord, the Guru, gives it. ||20||

Shalok:

He has counted all the days and the breaths, and placed them in people's destiny; they do not increase or decrease one little bit.

Those who long to live in doubt and emotional attachment, O Nanak, are total fools. ||1||

Pauree:

NGANGA: Death seizes those whom God has made into faithless cynics.

They are born and they die, enduring countless incarnations; they do not realize the Lord, the Supreme Soul.

They alone find spiritual wisdom and meditation,
whom the Lord blesses with His Mercy;

no one is emancipated by counting and calculating.

The vessel of clay shall surely break.

They alone live, who, while alive, meditate on the Lord.

They are respected, O Nanak, and do not remain hidden. ||21||

Shalok:

Focus your consciousness on His Lotus Feet, and the inverted lotus of your heart shall blossom forth.

The Lord of the Universe Himself becomes manifest, O Nanak, through the Teachings of the Saints. ||1||

Pauree:

CHACHA: Blessed, blessed is that day, when I became attached to the Lord's Lotus Feet.

After wandering around in the four quarters and the ten directions,

God showed His Mercy to me, and then I obtained the Blessed Vision of His Darshan.

By pure lifestyle and meditation, all duality is removed.

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the mind becomes immaculate.

Anxieties are forgotten, and the One Lord alone is seen,

O Nanak, by those whose eyes are anointed with the ointment of spiritual wisdom. ||22||

Shalok:

The heart is cooled and soothed, and the mind is at peace, chanting and singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe.

Show such Mercy, O God, that Nanak may become the slave of Your slaves. ||1||

Pauree:
CHHACHHA: I am Your child-slave.

I am the water-carrier of the slave of Your slaves.

Chhachha: I long to become the dust under the feet of Your Saints.

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Please shower me with Your Mercy, O Lord God!

I have given up my excessive cleverness and scheming,

and I have taken the support of the Saints as my mind's support.

Even a puppet of ashes attains the supreme status,

O Nanak, if it has the help and support of the Saints. ||23||

Shalok:

Practicing oppression and tyranny, he puffs himself up; he acts in corruption with his frail, perishable body.

He is bound by his egotistical intellect; O Nanak, salvation comes only through the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||

Pauree:

JAJJA: When someone, in his ego, believes that he has become something,

he is caught in his error, like a parrot in a trap.

When he believes, in his ego, that he is a devotee and a spiritual teacher,

then, in the world hereafter, the Lord of the Universe shall have no regard for him at all.

When he believes himself to be a preacher,
he is merely a peddler wandering over the earth.

But one who conquers his ego in the Company of the Holy,

O Nanak, meets the Lord. ||24||
Shalok:

Rise early in the morning, and chant the Naam; worship and adore the Lord, night and day.

Anxiety shall not afflict you, O Nanak, and your misfortune shall vanish. ||1||

Pauree:
JHAJHA: Your sorrows shall depart,
when you deal with the Lord's Name.
The faithless cynic dies in sorrow and pain;
his heart is filled with the love of duality.

Your evil deeds and sins shall fall away, O my mind,

listening to the ambrosial speech in the Society of the Saints.

Sexual desire, anger and wickedness fall away,

O Nanak, from those who are blessed by the Mercy of the Lord of the World. ||25||

Shalok:

You can try all sorts of things, but you still cannot remain here, my friend.

But you shall live forevermore, O Nanak, if you vibrate and love the Naam, the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. ||1||

Pauree:

NYANYA: Know this as absolutely correct, that that this ordinary love shall come to an end.

You may count and calculate as much as you want, but you cannot count how many have arisen and departed.

Whoever I see shall perish. With whom should I associate?

Know this as true in your consciousness, that the love of Maya is false.

He alone knows, and he alone is a Saint, who is free of doubt.

He is lifted up and out of the deep dark pit; the Lord is totally pleased with him.

God's Hand is All-powerful; He is the Creator, the Cause of causes.

O Nanak, praise the One, who joins us to Himself. ||26||

Shalok:

The bondage of birth and death is broken and peace is obtained, by serving the Holy.

O Nanak, may I never forget from my mind, the Treasure of Virtue, the Sovereign Lord of the Universe. ||1||

Pauree:

Work for the One Lord; no one returns empty-handed from Him.

When the Lord abides within your mind, body, mouth and heart, then whatever you desire shall come to pass.

He alone obtains the Lord's service, and the Mansion of His Presence, unto whom the Holy Saint is compassionate.

He joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, only when the Lord Himself shows His Mercy.

I have searched and searched, across so many worlds, but without the Name, there is no peace.

The Messenger of Death retreats from those who dwell in the Saadh Sangat.

Again and again, I am forever devoted to the Saints.

O Nanak, my sins from so long ago have been erased. ||27||

Shalok:

Those beings, with whom the Lord is thoroughly pleased, meet with no obstacles at His Door.

Those humble beings whom God has made His own, O Nanak, are blessed, so very blessed. ||1||

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Pauree:

T'HAT'HA: Those who have abandoned all else, and who cling to the One Lord alone, do not make trouble for anyone's mind.

Those who are totally absorbed and preoccupied with Maya are dead;

they do not find happiness anywhere.

One who dwells in the Society of the Saints finds a great peace;

the Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam becomes sweet to his soul.

That humble being, who is pleasing to his Lord and Master

- O Nanak, his mind is cooled and soothed. ||28||
Shalok:

I bow down, and fall to the ground in humble adoration, countless times, to the All-powerful Lord, who possesses all powers.

Please protect me, and save me from wandering, God. Reach out and give Nanak Your Hand. ||1||

Pauree:

DADDA: This is not your true place; you must know where that place really is.

You shall come to realize the way to that place, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad.

This place, here, is established by hard work,
but not one iota of this shall go there with you.

The value of that place beyond is known only to those,

upon whom the Perfect Lord God casts His Glance of Grace.

That permanent and true place is obtained in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy;

O Nanak, those humble beings do not waver or wander. ||29||

Shalok:

When the Righteous Judge of Dharma begins to destroy someone, no one can place any obstacle in His Way.

O Nanak, those who join the Saadh Sangat and meditate on the Lord are saved. ||1||

Pauree:

DHADHA: Where are you going, wandering and searching? Search instead within your own mind.

God is with you, so why do you wander around from forest to forest?

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, tear down the mound of your frightful, egotistical pride.

You shall find peace, and abide in intuitive bliss; gazing upon the Blessed Vision of God's Darshan, you shall be delighted.

One who has such a mound as this, dies and suffers the pain of reincarnation through the womb.

One who is intoxicated by emotional attachment, entangled in egotism, selfishness and conceit, shall continue coming and going in reincarnation.

Slowly and steadily, I have now surrendered to the Holy Saints; I have come to their Sanctuary.

God has cut away the noose of my pain; O Nanak, He has merged me into Himself. ||30||

Shalok:

Where the Holy people constantly vibrate the Kirtan of the Praises of the Lord of the Universe, O Nanak

- the Righteous Judge says, "Do not approach that place, O Messenger of Death, or else neither you nor I shall escape!"||1||

Pauree:

NANNA: One who conquers his own soul, wins the battle of life.

One who dies, while fighting against egotism and alienation, becomes sublime and beautiful.

One who eradicates his ego, remains dead while yet alive, through the Teachings of the Perfect Guru.

He conquers his mind, and meets the Lord; he is dressed in robes of honor.

He does not claim anything as his own; the One Lord is his Anchor and Support.

Night and day, he continually contemplates the Almighty, Infinite Lord God.

He makes his mind the dust of all; such is the karma of the deeds he does.

Understanding the Hukam of the Lord's Command, he attains everlasting peace. O Nanak, such is his pre-ordained destiny. ||31||

Shalok:

I offer my body, mind and wealth to anyone who can unite me with God.

O Nanak, my doubts and fears have been dispelled, and the Messenger of Death does not see me any longer. ||1||

Pauree:

TATTA: Embrace love for the Treasure of Excellence, the Sovereign Lord of the Universe.

You shall obtain the fruits of your mind's desires, and your burning thirst shall be quenched.

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One whose heart is filled with the Name shall have no fear on the path of death.

He shall obtain salvation, and his intellect shall be enlightened; he will find his place in the Mansion of the Lord's Presence.

Neither wealth, nor household, nor youth, nor power shall go along with you.

In the Society of the Saints, meditate in remembrance on the Lord. This alone shall be of use to you.

There will be no burning at all, when He Himself takes away your fever.

O Nanak, the Lord Himself cherishes us; He is our Mother and Father. ||32||

Shalok:

They have grown weary, struggling in all sorts of ways; but they are not satisfied, and their thirst is not quenched.

Gathering in and hoarding what they can, the faithless cynics die, O Nanak, but the wealth of Maya does not go with them in the end. ||1||

Pauree:

T'HAT'HA: Nothing is permanent - why do you stretch out your feet?

You commit so many fraudulent and deceitful actions as you chase after Maya.

You work to fill up your bag, you fool, and then you fall down exhausted.

But this shall be of no use to you at all at that very last instant.

You shall find stability only by vibrating upon the Lord of the Universe, and accepting the Teachings of the Saints.

Embrace love for the One Lord forever - this is true love!

He is the Doer, the Cause of causes. All ways and means are in His Hands alone.

Whatever You attach me to, to that I am attached; O Nanak, I am just a helpless creature. ||33||

Shalok:

His slaves have gazed upon the One Lord, the Giver of everything.

They continue to contemplate Him with each and every breath; O Nanak, the Blessed Vision of His Darshan is their Support. ||1||

Pauree:

DADDA: The One Lord is the Great Giver; He is the Giver to all.

There is no limit to His Giving. His countless warehouses are filled to overflowing.

The Great Giver is alive forever.
O foolish mind, why have you forgotten Him?
No one is at fault, my friend.

God created the bondage of emotional attachment to Maya.

He Himself removes the pains of the Gurmukh; O Nanak, he is fulfilled. ||34||

Shalok:

O my soul, grasp the Support of the One Lord; give up your hopes in others.

O Nanak, meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, your affairs shall be resolved. ||1||

Pauree:

DHADHA: The mind's wanderings cease, when one comes to dwell in the Society of the Saints.

If the Lord is Merciful from the very beginning, then one's mind is enlightened.

Those who have the true wealth are the true bankers.

The Lord, Har, Har, is their wealth, and they trade in His Name.

Patience, glory and honor come to those
who listen to the Name of the Lord, Har, Har.

That Gurmukh whose heart remains merged with the Lord,

O Nanak, obtains glorious greatness. ||35||
Shalok:

O Nanak, one who chants the Naam, and meditates on the Naam with love inwardly and outwardly,

receives the Teachings from the Perfect Guru; he joins the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and does not fall into hell. ||1||

Pauree:

NANNA: Those whose minds and bodies are filled with the Naam, the Name of the Lord, shall not fall into hell.

Those Gurmukhs who chant the treasure of the Naam,

are not destroyed by the poison of Maya.

Those who have been given the Mantra of the Naam by the Guru, shall not be turned away.

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They are filled and fulfilled with the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord, the Treasure of sublime wealth;

O Nanak, the unstruck celestial melody vibrates for them. ||36||

Shalok:

The Guru, the Supreme Lord God, preserved my honor, when I renounced hypocrisy, emotional attachment and corruption.

O Nanak, worship and adore the One, who has no end or limitation. ||1||

Pauree:

PAPPA: He is beyond estimation; His limits cannot be found.

The Sovereign Lord King is inaccessible;

He is the Purifier of sinners. Millions of sinners are purified;

they meet the Holy, and chant the Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord.

Deception, fraud and emotional attachment are eliminated,

by those who are protected by the Lord of the World.

He is the Supreme King, with the royal canopy above His Head.

O Nanak, there is no other at all. ||37||
Shalok:

The noose of Death is cut, and one's wanderings cease; victory is obtained, when one conquers his own mind.

O Nanak, eternal stability is obtained from the Guru, and one's day-to-day wanderings cease. ||1||

Pauree:

FAFFA: After wandering and wandering for so long, you have come;

in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, you have obtained this human body, so very difficult to obtain.

This opportunity shall not come into your hands again.

So chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and the noose of Death shall be cut away.

You shall not have to come and go in reincarnation over and over again,

if you chant and meditate on the One and Only Lord.

Shower Your Mercy, O God, Creator Lord,
and unite poor Nanak with Yourself. ||38||
Shalok:

Hear my prayer, O Supreme Lord God, Merciful to the meek, Lord of the World.

The dust of the feet of the Holy is peace, wealth, great enjoyment and pleasure for Nanak. ||1||

Pauree:
BABBA: One who knows God is a Brahmin.

A Vaishnaav is one who, as Gurmukh, lives the righteous life of Dharma.

One who eradicates his own evil is a brave warrior;

no evil even approaches him.

Man is bound by the chains of his own egotism, selfishness and conceit.

The spiritually blind place the blame on others.

But all debates and clever tricks are of no use at all.

O Nanak, he alone comes to know, whom the Lord inspires to know. ||39||

Shalok:

The Destroyer of fear, the Eradicator of sin and sorrow - enshrine that Lord in your mind.

One whose heart abides in the Society of the Saints, O Nanak, does not wander around in doubt. ||1||

Pauree:
BHABHA: Cast out your doubt and delusion
- this world is just a dream.

The angelic beings, goddesses and gods are deluded by doubt.

The Siddhas and seekers, and even Brahma are deluded by doubt.

Wandering around, deluded by doubt, people are ruined.

It is so very difficult and treacherous to cross over this ocean of Maya.

That Gurmukh who has eradicated doubt, fear and attachment,

O Nanak, obtains supreme peace. ||40||
Shalok:

Maya clings to the mind, and causes it to waver in so many ways.

When You, O Lord, restrain someone from asking for wealth, then, O Nanak, he comes to love the Name. ||1||

Pauree:
MAMMA: The beggar is so ignorant

- the Great Giver continues to give. He is All-knowing.

Whatever He gives, He gives once and for all.

O foolish mind, why do you complain, and cry out so loud?

Whenever you ask for something, you ask for worldly things;

no one has obtained happiness from these.

If you must ask for a gift, then ask for the One Lord.

O Nanak, by Him, you shall be saved. ||41||
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Shalok:

Perfect is the intellect, and most distinguished is the reputation, of those whose minds are filled with the Mantra of the Perfect Guru.

Those who come to know their God, O Nanak, are very fortunate. ||1||

Pauree:

MAMMA: Those who understand God's mystery are satisfied, joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

They look upon pleasure and pain as the same.

They are exempt from incarnation into heaven or hell.

They live in the world, and yet they are detached from it.

The Sublime Lord, the Primal Being, is totally pervading each and every heart.

In His Love, they find peace.

O Nanak, Maya does not cling to them at all. ||42||

Shalok:

Listen, my dear friends and companions: without the Lord, there is no salvation.

O Nanak, one who falls at the Feet of the Guru, has his bonds cut away. ||1||

Pauree:
YAYYA: People try all sorts of things,

but without the One Name, how far can they succeed?

Those efforts, by which emancipation may be attained

- those efforts are made in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

Everyone has this idea of salvation,

but without meditation, there can be no salvation.

The All-powerful Lord is the boat to carry us across.

O Lord, please save these worthless beings!

Those whom the Lord Himself instructs in thought, word and deed

- O Nanak, their intellect is enlightened. ||43||
Shalok:

Do not be angry with anyone else; look within your own self instead.

Be humble in this world, O Nanak, and by His Grace you shall be carried across. ||1||

Pauree:
RARRA: Be the dust under the feet of all.

Give up your egotistical pride, and the balance of your account shall be written off.

Then, you shall win the battle in the Court of the Lord, O Siblings of Destiny.

As Gurmukh, lovingly attune yourself to the Lord's Name.

Your evil ways shall be slowly and steadily blotted out, by the Shabad, the Incomparable Word of the Perfect Guru.

You shall be imbued with the Lord's Love, and intoxicated with the Nectar of the Naam.

O Nanak, the Lord, the Guru, has given this gift. ||44||

Shalok:

The afflictions of greed, falsehood and corruption abide in this body.

Drinking in the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord's Name, Har, Har, O Nanak, the Gurmukh abides in peace. ||1||

Pauree:

LALLA: One who takes the medicine of the Naam, the Name of the Lord,

is cured of his pain and sorrow in an instant.

One whose heart is filled with the medicine of the Naam,

is not infested with disease, even in his dreams.

The medicine of the Lord's Name is in all hearts, O Siblings of Destiny.

Without the Perfect Guru, no one knows how to prepare it.

When the Perfect Guru gives the instructions to prepare it,

then, O Nanak, one does not suffer illness again. ||45||

Shalok:

The All-pervading Lord is in all places. There is no place where He does not exist.

Inside and outside, He is with you. O Nanak, what can be hidden from Him? ||1||

Pauree:
WAWWA: Do not harbor hatred against anyone.
In each and every heart, God is contained.

The All-pervading Lord is permeating and pervading the oceans and the land.

How rare are those who, by Guru's Grace, sing of Him.

Hatred and alienation depart from those

who, as Gurmukh, listen to the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises.

O Nanak, one who becomes Gurmukh chants the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, and rises above all social classes and status symbols. ||46||

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Shalok:

Acting in egotism, selfishness and conceit, the foolish, ignorant, faithless cynic wastes his life.

He dies in agony, like one dying of thirst; O Nanak, this is because of the deeds he has done. ||1||

Pauree:

RARRA: Conflict is eliminated in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy;

meditate in adoration on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the essence of karma and Dharma.

When the Beautiful Lord abides within the heart,
conflict is erased and ended.
The foolish, faithless cynic picks arguments

- his heart is filled with corruption and egotistical intellect.

RARRA: For the Gurmukh, conflict is eliminated in an instant, O Nanak, through the Teachings. ||47||

Shalok:

O mind, grasp the Support of the Holy Saint; give up your clever arguments.

One who has the Guru's Teachings within his mind, O Nanak, has good destiny inscribed upon his forehead. ||1||

Pauree:

SASSA: I have now entered Your Sanctuary, Lord; I am so tired of reciting the Shaastras, the Simritees and the Vedas.

I searched and searched and searched, and now I have come to realize,

that without meditating on the Lord, there is no emancipation.

With each and every breath, I make mistakes.
You are All-powerful, endless and infinite.

I seek Your Sanctuary - please save me, Merciful Lord!

Nanak is Your child, O Lord of the World. ||48||
Shalok:

When selfishness and conceit are erased, peace comes, and the mind and body are healed.

O Nanak, then He comes to be seen - the One who is worthy of praise. ||1||

Pauree:
KHAKHA: Praise and extol Him on High,

who fills the empty to over-flowing in an instant.

When the mortal being becomes totally humble,

then he meditates night and day on God, the Detached Lord of Nirvaanaa.

If it pleases the Will of our Lord and Master, then He blesses us with peace.

Such is the Infinite, Supreme Lord God.
He forgives countless sins in an instant.

O Nanak, our Lord and Master is merciful forever. ||49||

Shalok:

I speak the Truth - listen, O my mind: take to the Sanctuary of the Sovereign Lord King.

Give up all your clever tricks, O Nanak, and He shall absorb you into Himself. ||1||

Pauree:

SASSA: Give up your clever tricks, you ignorant fool!

God is not pleased with clever tricks and commands.

You may practice a thousand forms of cleverness,

but not even one will go along with you in the end.

Meditate on that Lord, that Lord, day and night.
O soul, He alone shall go along with you.

Those whom the Lord Himself commits to the service of the Holy,

O Nanak, are not afflicted by suffering. ||50||
Shalok:

Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, and keeping it in your mind, you shall find peace.

O Nanak, the Lord is pervading everywhere; He is contained in all spaces and interspaces. ||1||

Pauree:

Behold! The Lord God is totally pervading each and every heart.

Forever and ever, the Guru's wisdom has been the Destroyer of pain.

Quieting the ego, ecstasy is obtained. Where the ego does not exist, God Himself is there.

The pain of birth and death is removed, by the power of the Society of the Saints.

He becomes kind to those who lovingly enshrine the Name of the Merciful Lord within their hearts, in the Society of the Saints.

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In this world, no one accomplishes anything by himself.

O Nanak, everything is done by God. ||51||
Shalok:

Because of the balance due on his account, he can never be released; he makes mistakes each and every moment.

O Forgiving Lord, please forgive me, and carry Nanak across. ||1||

Pauree:

The sinner is unfaithful to himself; he is ignorant, with shallow understanding.

He does not know the essence of all, the One who gave him body, soul and peace.

For the sake of personal profit and Maya, he goes out, searching in the ten directions.

He does not enshrine the Generous Lord God, the Great Giver, in his mind, even for an instant.

Greed, falsehood, corruption and emotional attachment - these are what he collects within his mind.

The worst perverts, thieves and slanderers - he passes his time with them.

But if it pleases You, Lord, then You forgive the counterfeit along with the genuine.

O Nanak, if it pleases the Supreme Lord God, then even a stone will float on water. ||52||

Shalok:

Eating, drinking, playing and laughing, I have wandered through countless incarnations.

Please, God, lift me up and out of the terrifying world-ocean. Nanak seeks Your Support. ||1||

Pauree:

Playing, playing, I have been reincarnated countless times, but this has only brought pain.

Troubles are removed, when one meets with the Holy; immerse yourself in the Word of the True Guru.

Adopting an attitude of tolerance, and gathering truth, partake of the Ambrosial Nectar of the Name.

When my Lord and Master showed His Great Mercy, I found peace, happiness and bliss.

My merchandise has arrived safely, and I have made a great profit; I have returned home with honor.

The Guru has given me great consolation, and the Lord God has come to meet me.

He Himself has acted, and He Himself acts. He was in the past, and He shall be in the future.

O Nanak, praise the One, who is contained in each and every heart. ||53||

Shalok:

O God, I have come to Your Sanctuary, O Merciful Lord, Ocean of compassion.

One whose mind is filled with the One Word of the Lord, O Nanak, becomes totally blissful. ||1||

Pauree:
In the Word, God established the three worlds.

Created from the Word, the Vedas are contemplated.

From the Word, came the Shaastras, Simritees and Puraanas.

From the Word, came the sound current of the Naad, speeches and explanations.

From the Word, comes the way of liberation from fear and doubt.

From the Word, come religious rituals, karma, sacredness and Dharma.

In the visible universe, the Word is seen.

O Nanak, the Supreme Lord God remains unattached and untouched. ||54||

Shalok:

With pen in hand, the Inaccessible Lord writes man's destiny on his forehead.

The Lord of Incomparable Beauty is involved with all.

I cannot describe Your Praises with my mouth, O Lord.

Nanak is fascinated, gazing upon the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan; he is a sacrifice to You. ||1||

Pauree:

O Immovable Lord, O Supreme Lord God, Imperishable, Destroyer of sins:

O Perfect, All-pervading Lord, Destroyer of pain, Treasure of virtue:

O Companion, Formless, Absolute Lord, Support of all:

O Lord of the Universe, Treasure of excellence, with clear eternal understanding:

Most Remote of the Remote, Lord God: You are, You were, and You shall always be.

O Constant Companion of the Saints, You are the Support of the unsupported.

O my Lord and Master, I am Your slave. I am worthless, I have no worth at all.

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Nanak: grant me the Gift of Your Name, Lord, that I may string it and keep it within my heart. ||55||

Shalok:

The Divine Guru is our mother, the Divine Guru is our father; the Divine Guru is our Lord and Master, the Transcendent Lord.

The Divine Guru is my companion, the Destroyer of ignorance; the Divine Guru is my relative and brother.

The Divine Guru is the Giver, the Teacher of the Lord's Name. The Divine Guru is the Mantra which never fails.

The Divine Guru is the image of peace, truth and wisdom. The Divine Guru is the Philosopher's Stone - touching it, one is transformed.

The Divine Guru is the sacred shrine of pilgrimage, and the pool of divine nectar; bathing in the Guru's wisdom, one experiences the Infinite.

The Divine Guru is the Creator, and the Destroyer of all sins; the Divine Guru is the Purifier of sinners.

The Divine Guru existed in the very beginning, throughout the ages, in each and every age. The Divine Guru is the Mantra of the Lord's Name; chanting it, one is saved.

O God, please be merciful to me, that I may be with the Divine Guru; I am a foolish sinner, but holding onto Him, I will be carried across.

The Divine Guru is the True Guru, the Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord; Nanak bows in humble reverence to the Lord, the Divine Guru. ||1||

Read this Shalok at the beginning, and at the end. ||

Gauree Sukhmani, Fifth Mehl,
Shalok:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

I bow to the Primal Guru.
I bow to the Guru of the ages.
I bow to the True Guru.
I bow to the Great, Divine Guru. ||1||
ASHTAPADEE:

Meditate, meditate, meditate in remembrance of Him, and find peace.

Worry and anguish shall be dispelled from your body.

Remember in praise the One who pervades the whole Universe.

His Name is chanted by countless people, in so many ways.

The Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees, the purest of utterances,

were created from the One Word of the Name of the Lord.

That one, in whose soul the One Lord dwells
- the praises of his glory cannot be recounted.

Those who yearn only for the blessing of Your Darshan

- Nanak: save me along with them! ||1||

Sukhmani: Peace of Mind, the Nectar of the Name of God.

The minds of the devotees abide in a joyful peace. ||Pause||

Remembering God, one does not have to enter into the womb again.

Remembering God, the pain of death is dispelled.
Remembering God, death is eliminated.
Remembering God, one's enemies are repelled.
Remembering God, no obstacles are met.

Remembering God, one remains awake and aware, night and day.

Remembering God, one is not touched by fear.
Remembering God, one does not suffer sorrow.

The meditative remembrance of God is in the Company of the Holy.

All treasures, O Nanak, are in the Love of the Lord. ||2||

In the remembrance of God are wealth, miraculous spiritual powers and the nine treasures.

In the remembrance of God are knowledge, meditation and the essence of wisdom.

In the remembrance of God are chanting, intense meditation and devotional worship.

In the remembrance of God, duality is removed.

In the remembrance of God are purifying baths at sacred shrines of pilgrimage.

In the remembrance of God, one attains honor in the Court of the Lord.

In the remembrance of God, one becomes good.

In the remembrance of God, one flowers in fruition.

They alone remember Him in meditation, whom He inspires to meditate.

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Nanak grasps the feet of those humble beings. ||3||

The remembrance of God is the highest and most exalted of all.

In the remembrance of God, many are saved.
In the remembrance of God, thirst is quenched.
In the remembrance of God, all things are known.

In the remembrance of God, there is no fear of death.

In the remembrance of God, hopes are fulfilled.

In the remembrance of God, the filth of the mind is removed.

The Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord, is absorbed into the heart.

God abides upon the tongues of His Saints.

Nanak is the servant of the slave of His slaves. ||4||

Those who remember God are wealthy.
Those who remember God are honorable.
Those who remember God are approved.

Those who remember God are the most distinguished persons.

Those who remember God are not lacking.
Those who remember God are the rulers of all.
Those who remember God dwell in peace.
Those who remember God are immortal and eternal.

They alone hold to the remembrance of Him, unto whom He Himself shows His Mercy.

Nanak begs for the dust of their feet. ||5||
Those who remember God generously help others.

Those who remember God - to them, I am forever a sacrifice.

Those who remember God - their faces are beautiful.

Those who remember God abide in peace.
Those who remember God conquer their souls.

Those who remember God have a pure and spotless lifestyle.

Those who remember God experience all sorts of joys.

Those who remember God abide near the Lord.

By the Grace of the Saints, one remains awake and aware, night and day.

O Nanak, this meditative remembrance comes only by perfect destiny. ||6||

Remembering God, one's works are accomplished.
Remembering God, one never grieves.

Remembering God, one speaks the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

Remembering God, one is absorbed into the state of intuitive ease.

Remembering God, one attains the unchanging position.

Remembering God, the heart-lotus blossoms forth.
Remembering God, the unstruck melody vibrates.

The peace of the meditative remembrance of God has no end or limitation.

They alone remember Him, upon whom God bestows His Grace.

Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of those humble beings. ||7||

Remembering the Lord, His devotees are famous and radiant.

Remembering the Lord, the Vedas were composed.

Remembering the Lord, we become Siddhas, celibates and givers.

Remembering the Lord, the lowly become known in all four directions.

For the remembrance of the Lord, the whole world was established.

Remember, remember in meditation the Lord, the Creator, the Cause of causes.

For the remembrance of the Lord, He created the whole creation.

In the remembrance of the Lord, He Himself is Formless.

By His Grace, He Himself bestows understanding.

O Nanak, the Gurmukh attains the remembrance of the Lord. ||8||1||

Shalok:

O Destroyer of the pains and the suffering of the poor, O Master of each and every heart, O Masterless One:

I have come seeking Your Sanctuary. O God, please be with Nanak! ||1||

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ASHTAPADEE:

Where there is no mother, father, children, friends or siblings

- O my mind, there, only the Naam, the Name of the Lord, shall be with you as your help and support.

Where the great and terrible Messenger of Death shall try to crush you,

there, only the Naam shall go along with you.
Where the obstacles are so very heavy,

the Name of the Lord shall rescue you in an instant.

By performing countless religious rituals, you shall not be saved.

The Name of the Lord washes off millions of sins.
As Gurmukh, chant the Naam, O my mind.
O Nanak, you shall obtain countless joys. ||1||
The rulers of the all the world are unhappy;

one who chants the Name of the Lord becomes happy.

Acquiring hundreds of thousands and millions, your desires shall not be contained.

Chanting the Name of the Lord, you shall find release.

By the countless pleasures of Maya, your thirst shall not be quenched.

Chanting the Name of the Lord, you shall be satisfied.

Upon that path where you must go all alone,

there, only the Lord's Name shall go with you to sustain you.

On such a Name, O my mind, meditate forever.

O Nanak, as Gurmukh, you shall obtain the state of supreme dignity. ||2||

You shall not be saved by hundreds of thousands and millions of helping hands.

Chanting the Naam, you shall be lifted up and carried across.

Where countless misfortunes threaten to destroy you,

the Name of the Lord shall rescue you in an instant.

Through countless incarnations, people are born and die.

Chanting the Name of the Lord, you shall come to rest in peace.

The ego is polluted by a filth which can never be washed off.

The Name of the Lord erases millions of sins.
Chant such a Name with love, O my mind.

O Nanak, it is obtained in the Company of the Holy. ||3||

On that path where the miles cannot be counted,

there, the Name of the Lord shall be your sustenance.

On that journey of total, pitch-black darkness,
the Name of the Lord shall be the Light with you.
On that journey where no one knows you,

with the Name of the Lord, you shall be recognized.

Where there is awesome and terrible heat and blazing sunshine,

there, the Name of the Lord will give you shade.
Where thirst, O my mind, torments you to cry out,

there, O Nanak, the Ambrosial Name, Har, Har, shall rain down upon you. ||4||

Unto the devotee, the Naam is an article of daily use.

The minds of the humble Saints are at peace.

The Name of the Lord is the Support of His servants.

By the Name of the Lord, millions have been saved.

The Saints chant the Praises of the Lord, day and night.

Har, Har - the Lord's Name - the Holy use it as their healing medicine.

The Lord's Name is the treasure of the Lord's servant.

The Supreme Lord God has blessed His humble servant with this gift.

Mind and body are imbued with ecstasy in the Love of the One Lord.

O Nanak, careful and discerning understanding is the way of the Lord's humble servant. ||5||

The Name of the Lord is the path of liberation for His humble servants.

With the food of the Name of the Lord, His servants are satisfied.

The Name of the Lord is the beauty and delight of His servants.

Chanting the Lord's Name, one is never blocked by obstacles.

The Name of the Lord is the glorious greatness of His servants.

Through the Name of the Lord, His servants obtain honor.

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The Name of the Lord is the enjoyment and Yoga of His servants.

Chanting the Lord's Name, there is no separation from Him.

His servants are imbued with the service of the Lord's Name.

O Nanak, worship the Lord, the Lord Divine, Har, Har. ||6||

The Lord's Name, Har, Har, is the treasure of wealth of His servants.

The treasure of the Lord has been bestowed on His servants by God Himself.

The Lord, Har, Har is the All-powerful Protection of His servants.

His servants know no other than the Lord's Magnificence.

Through and through, His servants are imbued with the Lord's Love.

In deepest Samaadhi, they are intoxicated with the essence of the Naam.

Twenty-four hours a day, His servants chant Har, Har.

The devotees of the Lord are known and respected; they do not hide in secrecy.

Through devotion to the Lord, many have been liberated.

O Nanak, along with His servants, many others are saved. ||7||

This Elysian Tree of miraculous powers is the Name of the Lord.

The Khaamadhayn, the cow of miraculous powers, is the singing of the Glory of the Lord's Name, Har, Har.

Highest of all is the Lord's Speech.
Hearing the Naam, pain and sorrow are removed.

The Glory of the Naam abides in the hearts of His Saints.

By the Saint's kind intervention, all guilt is dispelled.

The Society of the Saints is obtained by great good fortune.

Serving the Saint, one meditates on the Naam.
There is nothing equal to the Naam.

O Nanak, rare are those, who, as Gurmukh, obtain the Naam. ||8||2||

Shalok:

The many Shaastras and the many Simritees - I have seen and searched through them all.

They are not equal to Har, Haray - O Nanak, the Lord's Invaluable Name. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:

Chanting, intense meditation, spiritual wisdom and all meditations;

the six schools of philosophy and sermons on the scriptures;

the practice of Yoga and righteous conduct;

the renunciation of everything and wandering around in the wilderness;

the performance of all sorts of works;

donations to charities and offerings of jewels to fire;

cutting the body apart and making the pieces into ceremonial fire offerings;

keeping fasts and making vows of all sorts

- none of these are equal to the contemplation of the Name of the Lord,

O Nanak, if, as Gurmukh, one chants the Naam, even once. ||1||

You may roam over the nine continents of the world and live a very long life;

you may become a great ascetic and a master of disciplined meditation

and burn yourself in fire;

you may give away gold, horses, elephants and land;

you may practice techniques of inner cleansing and all sorts of Yogic postures;

you may adopt the self-mortifying ways of the Jains and great spiritual disciplines;

piece by piece, you may cut your body apart;

but even so, the filth of your ego shall not depart.

There is nothing equal to the Name of the Lord.

O Nanak, as Gurmukh, chant the Naam, and obtain salvation. ||2||

With your mind filled with desire, you may give up your body at a sacred shrine of pilgrimage;

but even so, egotistical pride shall not be removed from your mind.

You may practice cleansing day and night,

but the filth of your mind shall not leave your body.

You may subject your body to all sorts of disciplines,

but your mind will never be rid of its corruption.

You may wash this transitory body with loads of water,

but how can a wall of mud be washed clean?

O my mind, the Glorious Praise of the Name of the Lord is the highest;

O Nanak, the Naam has saved so many of the worst sinners. ||3||

Even with great cleverness, the fear of death clings to you.

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You try all sorts of things, but your thirst is still not satisfied.

Wearing various religious robes, the fire is not extinguished.

Even making millions of efforts, you shall not be accepted in the Court of the Lord.

You cannot escape to the heavens, or to the nether regions,

if you are entangled in emotional attachment and the net of Maya.

All other efforts are punished by the Messenger of Death,

which accepts nothing at all, except meditation on the Lord of the Universe.

Chanting the Name of the Lord, sorrow is dispelled.

O Nanak, chant it with intuitive ease. ||4||
One who prays for the four cardinal blessings

should commit himself to the service of the Saints.

If you wish to erase your sorrows,

sing the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, within your heart.

If you long for honor for yourself,

then renounce your ego in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

If you fear the cycle of birth and death,
then seek the Sanctuary of the Holy.

Those who thirst for the Blessed Vision of God's Darshan

- Nanak is a sacrifice, a sacrifice to them. ||5||

Among all persons, the supreme person is the one

who gives up his egotistical pride in the Company of the Holy.

One who sees himself as lowly,
shall be accounted as the highest of all.
One whose mind is the dust of all,

recognizes the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, in each and every heart.

One who eradicates cruelty from within his own mind,

looks upon all the world as his friend.

One who looks upon pleasure and pain as one and the same,

O Nanak, is not affected by sin or virtue. ||6||
To the poor, Your Name is wealth.
To the homeless, Your Name is home.
To the dishonored, You, O God, are honor.
To all, You are the Giver of gifts.

O Creator Lord, Cause of causes, O Lord and Master,

Inner-knower, Searcher of all hearts:
You alone know Your own condition and state.
You Yourself, God, are imbued with Yourself.
You alone can celebrate Your Praises.
O Nanak, no one else knows. ||7||
Of all religions, the best religion

is to chant the Name of the Lord and maintain pure conduct.

Of all religious rituals, the most sublime ritual

is to erase the filth of the dirty mind in the Company of the Holy.

Of all efforts, the best effort

is to chant the Name of the Lord in the heart, forever.

Of all speech, the most ambrosial speech

is to hear the Lord's Praise and chant it with the tongue.

Of all places, the most sublime place,

O Nanak, is that heart in which the Name of the Lord abides. ||8||3||

Shalok:

You worthless, ignorant fool - dwell upon God forever.

Cherish in your consciousness the One who created you; O Nanak, He alone shall go along with you. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:

Think of the Glory of the All-pervading Lord, O mortal;

what is your origin, and what is your appearance?
He who fashioned, adorned and decorated you
- in the fire of the womb, He preserved you.
In your infancy, He gave you milk to drink.

In the flower of your youth, He gave you food, pleasure and understanding.

As you grow old, family and friends are there to feed you as you rest.

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This worthless person has not appreciated in the least, all the good deeds done for him.

If you bless him with forgiveness, O Nanak, only then will he be saved. ||1||

By His Grace, you abide in comfort upon the earth.

With your children, siblings, friends and spouse, you laugh.

By His Grace, you drink in cool water.
You have peaceful breezes and priceless fire.
By His Grace, you enjoy all sorts of pleasures.

You are provided with all the necessities of life.

He gave you hands, feet, ears, eyes and tongue,

and yet, you forsake Him and attach yourself to others.

Such sinful mistakes cling to the blind fools;
Nanak: uplift and save them, God! ||2||
From beginning to end, He is our Protector,

and yet, the ignorant do not give their love to Him.

Serving Him, the nine treasures are obtained,

and yet, the foolish do not link their minds with Him.

Our Lord and Master is Ever-present, forever and ever,

and yet, the spiritually blind believe that He is far away.

In His service, one obtains honor in the Court of the Lord,

and yet, the ignorant fool forgets Him.
Forever and ever, this person makes mistakes;

O Nanak, the Infinite Lord is our Saving Grace. ||3||

Forsaking the jewel, they are engrossed with a shell.

They renounce Truth and embrace falsehood.

That which passes away, they believe to be permanent.

That which is immanent, they believe to be far off.

They struggle for what they must eventually leave.

They turn away from the Lord, their Help and Support, who is always with them.

They wash off the sandalwood paste;
like donkeys, they are in love with the mud.
They have fallen into the deep, dark pit.

Nanak: lift them up and save them, O Merciful Lord God! ||4||

They belong to the human species, but they act like animals.

They curse others day and night.

Outwardly, they wear religious robes, but within is the filth of Maya.

They cannot conceal this, no matter how hard they try.

Outwardly, they display knowledge, meditation and purification,

but within clings the dog of greed.

The fire of desire rages within; outwardly they apply ashes to their bodies.

There is a stone around their neck - how can they cross the unfathomable ocean?

Those, within whom God Himself abides

- O Nanak, those humble beings are intuitively absorbed in the Lord. ||5||

By listening, how can the blind find the path?

Take hold of his hand, and then he can reach his destination.

How can a riddle be understood by the deaf?
Say 'night', and he thinks you said 'day'.
How can the mute sing the Songs of the Lord?
He may try, but his voice will fail him.
How can the cripple climb up the mountain?
He simply cannot go there.

O Creator, Lord of Mercy - Your humble servant prays;

Nanak: by Your Grace, please save me. ||6||

The Lord, our Help and Support, is always with us, but the mortal does not remember Him.

He shows love to his enemies.
He lives in a castle of sand.

He enjoys the games of pleasure and the tastes of Maya.

He believes them to be permanent - this is the belief of his mind.

Death does not even come to mind for the fool.

Hate, conflict, sexual desire, anger, emotional attachment,

falsehood, corruption, immense greed and deceit:
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So many lifetimes are wasted in these ways.

Nanak: uplift them, and redeem them, O Lord - show Your Mercy! ||7||

You are our Lord and Master; to You, I offer this prayer.

This body and soul are all Your property.

You are our mother and father; we are Your children.

In Your Grace, there are so many joys!
No one knows Your limits.
O Highest of the High, Most Generous God,
the whole creation is strung on Your thread.

That which has come from You is under Your Command.

You alone know Your state and extent.

Nanak, Your slave, is forever a sacrifice. ||8||4||

Shalok:

One who renounces God the Giver, and attaches himself to other affairs

- O Nanak, he shall never succeed. Without the Name, he shall lose his honor. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:
He obtains ten things, and puts them behind him;

for the sake of one thing withheld, he forfeits his faith.

But what if that one thing were not given, and the ten were taken away?

Then, what could the fool say or do?
Our Lord and Master cannot be moved by force.
Unto Him, bow forever in adoration.
That one, unto whose mind God seems sweet
- all pleasures come to abide in his mind.
One who abides by the Lord's Will,
O Nanak, obtains all things. ||1||

God the Banker gives endless capital to the mortal,

who eats, drinks and expends it with pleasure and joy.

If some of this capital is later taken back by the Banker,

the ignorant person shows his anger.
He himself destroys his own credibility,
and he shall not again be trusted.

When one offers to the Lord, that which belongs to the Lord,

and willingly abides by the Will of God's Order,
the Lord will make him happy four times over.

O Nanak, our Lord and Master is merciful forever. ||2||

The many forms of attachment to Maya shall surely pass away - know that they are transitory.

People fall in love with the shade of the tree,

and when it passes away, they feel regret in their minds.

Whatever is seen, shall pass away;
and yet, the blindest of the blind cling to it.
One who gives her love to a passing traveler
- nothing shall come into her hands in this way.

O mind, the love of the Name of the Lord bestows peace.

O Nanak, the Lord, in His Mercy, unites us with Himself. ||3||

False are body, wealth, and all relations.
False are ego, possessiveness and Maya.
False are power, youth, wealth and property.
False are sexual desire and wild anger.

False are chariots, elephants, horses and expensive clothes.

False is the love of gathering wealth, and reveling in the sight of it.

False are deception, emotional attachment and egotistical pride.

False are pride and self-conceit.

Only devotional worship is permanent, and the Sanctuary of the Holy.

Nanak lives by meditating, meditating on the Lotus Feet of the Lord. ||4||

False are the ears which listen to the slander of others.

False are the hands which steal the wealth of others.

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False are the eyes which gaze upon the beauty of another's wife.

False is the tongue which enjoys delicacies and external tastes.

False are the feet which run to do evil to others.

False is the mind which covets the wealth of others.

False is the body which does not do good to others.

False is the nose which inhales corruption.
Without understanding, everything is false.

Fruitful is the body, O Nanak, which takes to the Lord's Name. ||5||

The life of the faithless cynic is totally useless.

Without the Truth, how can anyone be pure?

Useless is the body of the spiritually blind, without the Name of the Lord.

From his mouth, a foul smell issues forth.

Without the remembrance of the Lord, day and night pass in vain,

like the crop which withers without rain.

Without meditation on the Lord of the Universe, all works are in vain,

like the wealth of a miser, which lies useless.

Blessed, blessed are those, whose hearts are filled with the Name of the Lord.

Nanak is a sacrifice, a sacrifice to them. ||6||
He says one thing, and does something else.

There is no love in his heart, and yet with his mouth he talks tall.

The Omniscient Lord God is the Knower of all.
He is not impressed by outward display.

One who does not practice what he preaches to others,

shall come and go in reincarnation, through birth and death.

One whose inner being is filled with the Formless Lord

- by his teachings, the world is saved.
Those who are pleasing to You, God, know You.
Nanak falls at their feet. ||7||

Offer your prayers to the Supreme Lord God, who knows everything.

He Himself values His own creatures.
He Himself, by Himself, makes the decisions.

To some, He appears far away, while others perceive Him near at hand.

He is beyond all efforts and clever tricks.
He knows all the ways and means of the soul.

Those with whom He is pleased are attached to the hem of His robe.

He is pervading all places and interspaces.

Those upon whom He bestows His favor, become His servants.

Each and every moment, O Nanak, meditate on the Lord. ||8||5||

Shalok:

Sexual desire, anger, greed and emotional attachment - may these be gone, and egotism as well.

Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of God; please bless me with Your Grace, O Divine Guru. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:

By His Grace, you partake of the thirty-six delicacies;

enshrine that Lord and Master within your mind.

By His Grace, you apply scented oils to your body;

remembering Him, the supreme status is obtained.
By His Grace, you dwell in the palace of peace;
meditate forever on Him within your mind.

By His Grace, you abide with your family in peace;

keep His remembrance upon your tongue, twenty-four hours a day.

By His Grace, you enjoy tastes and pleasures;

O Nanak, meditate forever on the One, who is worthy of meditation. ||1||

By His Grace, you wear silks and satins;
why abandon Him, to attach yourself to another?
By His Grace, you sleep in a cozy bed;

O my mind, sing His Praises, twenty-four hours a day.

By His Grace, you are honored by everyone;
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with your mouth and with your tongue, chant His Praises.

By His Grace, you remain in the Dharma;

O mind, meditate continually on the Supreme Lord God.

Meditating on God, you shall be honored in His Court;

O Nanak, you shall return to your true home with honor. ||2||

By His Grace, you have a healthy, golden body;
attune yourself to that Loving Lord.
By His Grace, your honor is preserved;

O mind, chant the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har, and find peace.

By His Grace, all your deficits are covered;

O mind, seek the Sanctuary of God, our Lord and Master.

By His Grace, no one can rival you;

O mind, with each and every breath, remember God on High.

By His Grace, you obtained this precious human body;

O Nanak, worship Him with devotion. ||3||
By His Grace, you wear decorations;

O mind, why are you so lazy? Why don't you remember Him in meditation?

By His Grace, you have horses and elephants to ride;

O mind, never forget that God.
By His Grace, you have land, gardens and wealth;
keep God enshrined in your heart.
O mind, the One who formed your form

- standing up and sitting down, meditate always on Him.

Meditate on Him - the One Invisible Lord;

here and hereafter, O Nanak, He shall save you. ||4||

By His Grace, you give donations in abundance to charities;

O mind, meditate on Him, twenty-four hours a day.

By His Grace, you perform religious rituals and worldly duties;

think of God with each and every breath.
By His Grace, your form is so beautiful;

constantly remember God, the Incomparably Beautiful One.

By His Grace, you have such high social status;
remember God always, day and night.
By His Grace, your honor is preserved;

by Guru's Grace, O Nanak, chant His Praises. ||5||

By His Grace, you listen to the sound current of the Naad.

By His Grace, you behold amazing wonders.

By His Grace, you speak ambrosial words with your tongue.

By His Grace, you abide in peace and ease.
By His Grace, your hands move and work.
By His Grace, you are completely fulfilled.
By His Grace, you obtain the supreme status.

By His Grace, you are absorbed into celestial peace.

Why forsake God, and attach yourself to another?
By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, awaken your mind! ||6||
By His Grace, you are famous all over the world;
never forget God from your mind.
By His Grace, you have prestige;
O foolish mind, meditate on Him!
By His Grace, your works are completed;
O mind, know Him to be close at hand.
By His Grace, you find the Truth;
O my mind, merge yourself into Him.
By His Grace, everyone is saved;
O Nanak, meditate, and chant His Chant. ||7||
Those, whom He inspires to chant, chant His Name.

Those, whom He inspires to sing, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

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By God's Grace, enlightenment comes.

By God's Kind Mercy, the heart-lotus blossoms forth.

When God is totally pleased, He comes to dwell in the mind.

By God's Kind Mercy, the intellect is exalted.
All treasures, O Lord, come by Your Kind Mercy.
No one obtains anything by himself.

As You have delegated, so do we apply ourselves, O Lord and Master.

O Nanak, nothing is in our hands. ||8||6||
Shalok:

Unapproachable and Unfathomable is the Supreme Lord God;

whoever speaks of Him shall be liberated.

Listen, O friends, Nanak prays, to the wonderful story of the Holy. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:

In the Company of the Holy, one's face becomes radiant.

In the Company of the Holy, all filth is removed.

In the Company of the Holy, egotism is eliminated.

In the Company of the Holy, spiritual wisdom is revealed.

In the Company of the Holy, God is understood to be near at hand.

In the Company of the Holy, all conflicts are settled.

In the Company of the Holy, one obtains the jewel of the Naam.

In the Company of the Holy, one's efforts are directed toward the One Lord.

What mortal can speak of the Glorious Praises of the Holy?

O Nanak, the glory of the Holy people merges into God. ||1||

In the Company of the Holy, one meets the Incomprehensible Lord.

In the Company of the Holy, one flourishes forever.

In the Company of the Holy, the five passions are brought to rest.

In the Company of the Holy, one enjoys the essence of ambrosia.

In the Company of the Holy, one becomes the dust of all.

In the Company of the Holy, one's speech is enticing.

In the Company of the Holy, the mind does not wander.

In the Company of the Holy, the mind becomes stable.

In the Company of the Holy, one is rid of Maya.

In the Company of the Holy, O Nanak, God is totally pleased. ||2||

In the Company of the Holy, all one's enemies become friends.

In the Company of the Holy, there is great purity.

In the Company of the Holy, no one is hated.

In the Company of the Holy, one's feet do not wander.

In the Company of the Holy, no one seems evil.

In the Company of the Holy, supreme bliss is known.

In the Company of the Holy, the fever of ego departs.

In the Company of the Holy, one renounces all selfishness.

He Himself knows the greatness of the Holy.
O Nanak, the Holy are at one with God. ||3||

In the Company of the Holy, the mind never wanders.

In the Company of the Holy, one obtains everlasting peace.

In the Company of the Holy, one grasps the Incomprehensible.

In the Company of the Holy, one can endure the unendurable.

In the Company of the Holy, one abides in the loftiest place.

In the Company of the Holy, one attains the Mansion of the Lord's Presence.

In the Company of the Holy, one's Dharmic faith is firmly established.

In the Company of the Holy, one dwells with the Supreme Lord God.

In the Company of the Holy, one obtains the treasure of the Naam.

O Nanak, I am a sacrifice to the Holy. ||4||

In the Company of the Holy, all one's family is saved.

In the Company of the Holy, one's friends, acquaintances and relatives are redeemed.

In the Company of the Holy, that wealth is obtained.

Everyone benefits from that wealth.

In the Company of the Holy, the Lord of Dharma serves.

In the Company of the Holy, the divine, angelic beings sing God's Praises.

In the Company of the Holy, one's sins fly away.

In the Company of the Holy, one sings the Ambrosial Glories.

In the Company of the Holy, all places are within reach.

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O Nanak, in the Company of the Holy, one's life becomes fruitful. ||5||

In the Company of the Holy, there is no suffering.

The Blessed Vision of their Darshan brings a sublime, happy peace.

In the Company of the Holy, blemishes are removed.

In the Company of the Holy, hell is far away.

In the Company of the Holy, one is happy here and hereafter.

In the Company of the Holy, the separated ones are reunited with the Lord.

The fruits of one's desires are obtained.

In the Company of the Holy, no one goes empty-handed.

The Supreme Lord God dwells in the hearts of the Holy.

O Nanak, listening to the sweet words of the Holy, one is saved. ||6||

In the Company of the Holy, listen to the Name of the Lord.

In the Company of the Holy, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

In the Company of the Holy, do not forget Him from your mind.

In the Company of the Holy, you shall surely be saved.

In the Company of the Holy, God seems very sweet.

In the Company of the Holy, He is seen in each and every heart.

In the Company of the Holy, we become obedient to the Lord.

In the Company of the Holy, we obtain the state of salvation.

In the Company of the Holy, all diseases are cured.

O Nanak, one meets with the Holy, by highest destiny. ||7||

The glory of the Holy people is not known to the Vedas.

They can describe only what they have heard.

The greatness of the Holy people is beyond the three qualities.

The greatness of the Holy people is all-pervading.

The glory of the Holy people has no limit.

The glory of the Holy people is infinite and eternal.

The glory of the Holy people is the highest of the high.

The glory of the Holy people is the greatest of the great.

The glory of the Holy people is theirs alone;

O Nanak, there is no difference between the Holy people and God. ||8||7||

Shalok:

The True One is on his mind, and the True One is upon his lips.

He sees only the One.

O Nanak, these are the qualities of the God-conscious being. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:
The God-conscious being is always unattached,
as the lotus in the water remains detached.
The God-conscious being is always unstained,

like the sun, which gives its comfort and warmth to all.

The God-conscious being looks upon all alike,

like the wind, which blows equally upon the king and the poor beggar.

The God-conscious being has a steady patience,

like the earth, which is dug up by one, and anointed with sandal paste by another.

This is the quality of the God-conscious being:

O Nanak, his inherent nature is like a warming fire. ||1||

The God-conscious being is the purest of the pure;

filth does not stick to water.
The God-conscious being's mind is enlightened,
like the sky above the earth.

To the God-conscious being, friend and foe are the same.

The God-conscious being has no egotistical pride.

The God-conscious being is the highest of the high.

Within his own mind, he is the most humble of all.

They alone become God-conscious beings,
O Nanak, whom God Himself makes so. ||2||
The God-conscious being is the dust of all.

The God-conscious being knows the nature of the soul.

The God-conscious being shows kindness to all.
No evil comes from the God-conscious being.
The God-conscious being is always impartial.
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Nectar rains down from the glance of the God-conscious being.

The God-conscious being is free from entanglements.

The lifestyle of the God-conscious being is spotlessly pure.

Spiritual wisdom is the food of the God-conscious being.

O Nanak, the God-conscious being is absorbed in God's meditation. ||3||

The God-conscious being centers his hopes on the One alone.

The God-conscious being shall never perish.
The God-conscious being is steeped in humility.

The God-conscious being delights in doing good to others.

The God-conscious being has no worldly entanglements.

The God-conscious being holds his wandering mind under control.

The God-conscious being acts in the common good.
The God-conscious being blossoms in fruitfulness.

In the Company of the God-conscious being, all are saved.

O Nanak, through the God-conscious being, the whole world meditates on God. ||4||

The God-conscious being loves the One Lord alone.
The God-conscious being dwells with God.

The God-conscious being takes the Naam as his Support.

The God-conscious being has the Naam as his Family.

The God-conscious being is awake and aware, forever and ever.

The God-conscious being renounces his proud ego.

In the mind of the God-conscious being, there is supreme bliss.

In the home of the God-conscious being, there is everlasting bliss.

The God-conscious being dwells in peaceful ease.

O Nanak, the God-conscious being shall never perish. ||5||

The God-conscious being knows God.

The God-conscious being is in love with the One alone.

The God-conscious being is carefree.

Pure are the Teachings of the God-conscious being.

The God-conscious being is made so by God Himself.

The God-conscious being is gloriously great.

The Darshan, the Blessed Vision of the God-conscious being, is obtained by great good fortune.

To the God-conscious being, I make my life a sacrifice.

The God-conscious being is sought by the great god Shiva.

O Nanak, the God-conscious being is Himself the Supreme Lord God. ||6||

The God-conscious being cannot be appraised.
The God-conscious being has all within his mind.

Who can know the mystery of the God-conscious being?

Forever bow to the God-conscious being.

The God-conscious being cannot be described in words.

The God-conscious being is the Lord and Master of all.

Who can describe the limits of the God-conscious being?

Only the God-conscious being can know the state of the God-conscious being.

The God-conscious being has no end or limitation.

O Nanak, to the God-conscious being, bow forever in reverence. ||7||

The God-conscious being is the Creator of all the world.

The God-conscious being lives forever, and does not die.

The God-conscious being is the Giver of the way of liberation of the soul.

The God-conscious being is the Perfect Supreme Being, who orchestrates all.

The God-conscious being is the helper of the helpless.

The God-conscious being extends his hand to all.
The God-conscious being owns the entire creation.
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The God-conscious being is himself the Formless Lord.

The glory of the God-conscious being belongs to the God-conscious being alone.

O Nanak, the God-conscious being is the Lord of all. ||8||8||

Shalok:
One who enshrines the Naam within the heart,
who sees the Lord God in all,

who, each and every moment, bows in reverence to the Lord Master

- O Nanak, such a one is the true 'touch-nothing Saint', who emancipates everyone. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:
One whose tongue does not touch falsehood;

whose mind is filled with love for the Blessed Vision of the Pure Lord,

whose eyes do not gaze upon the beauty of others' wives,

who serves the Holy and loves the Saints' Congregation,

whose ears do not listen to slander against anyone,

who deems himself to be the worst of all,
who, by Guru's Grace, renounces corruption,

who banishes the mind's evil desires from his mind,

who conquers his sexual instincts and is free of the five sinful passions

- O Nanak, among millions, there is scarcely one such 'touch-nothing Saint'. ||1||

The true Vaishnaav, the devotee of Vishnu, is the one with whom God is thoroughly pleased.

He dwells apart from Maya.
Performing good deeds, he does not seek rewards.

Spotlessly pure is the religion of such a Vaishnaav;

he has no desire for the fruits of his labors.

He is absorbed in devotional worship and the singing of Kirtan, the songs of the Lord's Glory.

Within his mind and body, he meditates in remembrance on the Lord of the Universe.

He is kind to all creatures.

He holds fast to the Naam, and inspires others to chant it.

O Nanak, such a Vaishnaav obtains the supreme status. ||2||

The true Bhagaautee, the devotee of Adi Shakti, loves the devotional worship of God.

He forsakes the company of all wicked people.
All doubts are removed from his mind.

He performs devotional service to the Supreme Lord God in all.

In the Company of the Holy, the filth of sin is washed away.

The wisdom of such a Bhagaautee becomes supreme.

He constantly performs the service of the Supreme Lord God.

He dedicates his mind and body to the Love of God.

The Lotus Feet of the Lord abide in his heart.

O Nanak, such a Bhagaautee attains the Lord God. ||3||

He is a true Pandit, a religious scholar, who instructs his own mind.

He searches for the Lord's Name within his own soul.

He drinks in the Exquisite Nectar of the Lord's Name.

By that Pandit's teachings, the world lives.
He implants the Sermon of the Lord in his heart.

Such a Pandit is not cast into the womb of reincarnation again.

He understands the fundamental essence of the Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees.

In the unmanifest, he sees the manifest world to exist.

He gives instruction to people of all castes and social classes.

O Nanak, to such a Pandit, I bow in salutation forever. ||4||

The Beej Mantra, the Seed Mantra, is spiritual wisdom for everyone.

Anyone, from any class, may chant the Naam.
Whoever chants it, is emancipated.

And yet, rare are those who attain it, in the Company of the Holy.

By His Grace, He enshrines it within.

Even beasts, ghosts and the stone-hearted are saved.

The Naam is the panacea, the remedy to cure all ills.

Singing the Glory of God is the embodiment of bliss and emancipation.

It cannot be obtained by any religious rituals.

O Nanak, he alone obtains it, whose karma is so pre-ordained. ||5||

One whose mind is a home for the Supreme Lord God
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- his name is truly Ram Das, the Lord's servant.

He comes to have the Vision of the Lord, the Supreme Soul.

Deeming himself to be the slave of the Lord's slaves, he obtains it.

He knows the Lord to be Ever-present, close at hand.

Such a servant is honored in the Court of the Lord.

To His servant, He Himself shows His Mercy.
Such a servant understands everything.
Amidst all, his soul is unattached.

Such is the way, O Nanak, of the Lord's servant. ||6||

One who, in his soul, loves the Will of God,

is said to be Jivan Mukta - liberated while yet alive.

As is joy, so is sorrow to him.

He is in eternal bliss, and is not separated from God.

As is gold, so is dust to him.

As is ambrosial nectar, so is bitter poison to him.

As is honor, so is dishonor.
As is the beggar, so is the king.
Whatever God ordains, that is his way.

O Nanak, that being is known as Jivan Mukta. ||7||

All places belong to the Supreme Lord God.

According to the homes in which they are placed, so are His creatures named.

He Himself is the Doer, the Cause of causes.
Whatever pleases God, ultimately comes to pass.
He Himself is All-pervading, in endless waves.

The playful sport of the Supreme Lord God cannot be known.

As the understanding is given, so is one enlightened.

The Supreme Lord God, the Creator, is eternal and everlasting.

Forever, forever and ever, He is merciful.

Remembering Him, remembering Him in meditation, O Nanak, one is blessed with ecstasy. ||8||9||

Shalok:

Many people praise the Lord. He has no end or limitation.

O Nanak, God created the creation, with its many ways and various species. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:
Many millions are His devotees.

Many millions perform religious rituals and worldly duties.

Many millions become dwellers at sacred shrines of pilgrimage.

Many millions wander as renunciates in the wilderness.

Many millions listen to the Vedas.
Many millions become austere penitents.

Many millions enshrine meditation within their souls.

Many millions of poets contemplate Him through poetry.

Many millions meditate on His eternally new Naam.

O Nanak, none can find the limits of the Creator. ||1||

Many millions become self-centered.
Many millions are blinded by ignorance.
Many millions are stone-hearted misers.

Many millions are heartless, with dry, withered souls.

Many millions steal the wealth of others.
Many millions slander others.
Many millions struggle in Maya.
Many millions wander in foreign lands.

Whatever God attaches them to - with that they are engaged.

O Nanak, the Creator alone knows the workings of His creation. ||2||

Many millions are Siddhas, celibates and Yogis.

Many millions are kings, enjoying worldly pleasures.

Many millions of birds and snakes have been created.

Many millions of stones and trees have been produced.

Many millions are the winds, waters and fires.

Many millions are the countries and realms of the world.

Many millions are the moons, suns and stars.
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Many millions are the demi-gods, demons and Indras, under their regal canopies.

He has strung the entire creation upon His thread.

O Nanak, He emancipates those with whom He is pleased. ||3||

Many millions abide in heated activity, slothful darkness and peaceful light.

Many millions are the Vedas, Puraanas, Simritees and Shaastras.

Many millions are the pearls of the oceans.

Many millions are the beings of so many descriptions.

Many millions are made long-lived.

Many millions of hills and mountains have been made of gold.

Many millions are the Yakhshas - the servants of the god of wealth, the Kinnars - the gods of celestial music, and the evil spirits of the Pisaach.

Many millions are the evil nature-spirits, ghosts, pigs and tigers.

He is near to all, and yet far from all;

O Nanak, He Himself remains distinct, while yet pervading all. ||4||

Many millions inhabit the nether regions.
Many millions dwell in heaven and hell.
Many millions are born, live and die.

Many millions are reincarnated, over and over again.

Many millions eat while sitting at ease.
Many millions are exhausted by their labors.
Many millions are created wealthy.
Many millions are anxiously involved in Maya.
Wherever He wills, there He keeps us.
O Nanak, everything is in the Hands of God. ||5||

Many millions become Bairaagees, who renounce the world.

They have attached themselves to the Lord's Name.
Many millions are searching for God.

Within their souls, they find the Supreme Lord God.

Many millions thirst for the Blessing of God's Darshan.

They meet with God, the Eternal.
Many millions pray for the Society of the Saints.

They are imbued with the Love of the Supreme Lord God.

Those with whom He Himself is pleased,
O Nanak, are blessed, forever blessed. ||6||

Many millions are the fields of creation and the galaxies.

Many millions are the etheric skies and the solar systems.

Many millions are the divine incarnations.
In so many ways, He has unfolded Himself.
So many times, He has expanded His expansion.

Forever and ever, He is the One, the One Universal Creator.

Many millions are created in various forms.

From God they emanate, and into God they merge once again.

His limits are not known to anyone.

Of Himself, and by Himself, O Nanak, God exists. ||7||

Many millions are the servants of the Supreme Lord God.

Their souls are enlightened.
Many millions know the essence of reality.
Their eyes gaze forever on the One alone.
Many millions drink in the essence of the Naam.
They become immortal; they live forever and ever.

Many millions sing the Glorious Praises of the Naam.

They are absorbed in intuitive peace and pleasure.

He remembers His servants with each and every breath.

O Nanak, they are the beloveds of the Transcendent Lord God. ||8||10||

Shalok:

God alone is the Doer of deeds - there is no other at all.

O Nanak, I am a sacrifice to the One, who pervades the waters, the lands, the sky and all space. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:

The Doer, the Cause of causes, is potent to do anything.

That which pleases Him, comes to pass.
In an instant, He creates and destroys.
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He has no end or limitation.

By His Order, He established the earth, and He maintains it unsupported.

By His Order, the world was created; by His Order, it shall merge again into Him.

By His Order, one's occupation is high or low.
By His Order, there are so many colors and forms.

Having created the Creation, He beholds His own greatness.

O Nanak, He is pervading in all. ||1||
If it pleases God, one attains salvation.
If it pleases God, then even stones can swim.

If it pleases God, the body is preserved, even without the breath of life.

If it pleases God, then one chants the Lord's Glorious Praises.

If it pleases God, then even sinners are saved.
He Himself acts, and He Himself contemplates.
He Himself is the Master of both worlds.

He plays and He enjoys; He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts.

As He wills, He causes actions to be done.
Nanak sees no other than Him. ||2||
Tell me - what can a mere mortal do?
Whatever pleases God is what He causes us to do.

If it were in our hands, we would grab up everything.

Whatever pleases God - that is what He does.

Through ignorance, people are engrossed in corruption.

If they knew better, they would save themselves.

Deluded by doubt, they wander around in the ten directions.

In an instant, their minds go around the four corners of the world and come back again.

Those whom the Lord mercifully blesses with His devotional worship

- O Nanak, they are absorbed into the Naam. ||3||

In an instant, the lowly worm is transformed into a king.

The Supreme Lord God is the Protector of the humble.

Even one who has never been seen at all,
becomes instantly famous in the ten directions.
And that one upon whom He bestows His blessings

- the Lord of the world does not hold him to his account.

Soul and body are all His property.

Each and every heart is illuminated by the Perfect Lord God.

He Himself fashioned His own handiwork.
Nanak lives by beholding His greatness. ||4||
There is no power in the hands of mortal beings;
the Doer, the Cause of causes is the Lord of all.
The helpless beings are subject to His Command.
That which pleases Him, ultimately comes to pass.

Sometimes, they abide in exaltation; sometimes, they are depressed.

Sometimes, they are sad, and sometimes they laugh with joy and delight.

Sometimes, they are occupied with slander and anxiety.

Sometimes, they are high in the Akaashic Ethers, sometimes in the nether regions of the underworld.

Sometimes, they know the contemplation of God.

O Nanak, God Himself unites them with Himself. ||5||

Sometimes, they dance in various ways.
Sometimes, they remain asleep day and night.
Sometimes, they are awesome, in terrible rage.
Sometimes, they are the dust of the feet of all.
Sometimes, they sit as great kings.
Sometimes, they wear the coat of a lowly beggar.
Sometimes, they come to have evil reputations.
Sometimes, they are known as very, very good.
As God keeps them, so they remain.

By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, the Truth is told. ||6||

Sometimes, as scholars, they deliver lectures.

Sometimes, they hold to silence in deep meditation.

Sometimes, they take cleansing baths at places of pilgrimage.

Sometimes, as Siddhas or seekers, they impart spiritual wisdom.

Sometimes, they becomes worms, elephants, or moths.

They may wander and roam through countless incarnations.

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In various costumes, like actors, they appear.
As it pleases God, they dance.
Whatever pleases Him, comes to pass.
O Nanak, there is no other at all. ||7||

Sometimes, this being attains the Company of the Holy.

From that place, he does not have to come back again.

The light of spiritual wisdom dawns within.
That place does not perish.

The mind and body are imbued with the Love of the Naam, the Name of the One Lord.

He dwells forever with the Supreme Lord God.
As water comes to blend with water,
his light blends into the Light.

Reincarnation is ended, and eternal peace is found.

Nanak is forever a sacrifice to God. ||8||11||
Shalok:

The humble beings abide in peace; subduing egotism, they are meek.

The very proud and arrogant persons, O Nanak, are consumed by their own pride. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:
One who has the pride of power within,
shall dwell in hell, and become a dog.

One who deems himself to have the beauty of youth,

shall become a maggot in manure.
One who claims to act virtuously,

shall live and die, wandering through countless reincarnations.

One who takes pride in wealth and lands
is a fool, blind and ignorant.

One whose heart is mercifully blessed with abiding humility,

O Nanak, is liberated here, and obtains peace hereafter. ||1||

One who becomes wealthy and takes pride in it

- not even a piece of straw shall go along with him.

He may place his hopes on a large army of men,
but he shall vanish in an instant.
One who deems himself to be the strongest of all,
in an instant, shall be reduced to ashes.

One who thinks of no one else except his own prideful self

- the Righteous Judge of Dharma shall expose his disgrace.

One who, by Guru's Grace, eliminates his ego,

O Nanak, becomes acceptable in the Court of the Lord. ||2||

If someone does millions of good deeds, while acting in ego,

he shall incur only trouble; all this is in vain.

If someone performs great penance, while acting in selfishness and conceit,

he shall be reincarnated into heaven and hell, over and over again.

He makes all sorts of efforts, but his soul is still not softened

- how can he go to the Court of the Lord?
One who calls himself good
- goodness shall not draw near him.
One whose mind is the dust of all

- says Nanak, his reputation is spotlessly pure. ||3||

As long as someone thinks that he is the one who acts,

he shall have no peace.

As long as this mortal thinks that he is the one who does things,

he shall wander in reincarnation through the womb.

As long as he considers one an enemy, and another a friend,

his mind shall not come to rest.

As long as he is intoxicated with attachment to Maya,

the Righteous Judge shall punish him.
By God's Grace, his bonds are shattered;

by Guru's Grace, O Nanak, his ego is eliminated. ||4||

Earning a thousand, he runs after a hundred thousand.

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Satisfaction is not obtained by chasing after Maya.

He may enjoy all sorts of corrupt pleasures,

but he is still not satisfied; he indulges again and again, wearing himself out, until he dies.

Without contentment, no one is satisfied.

Like the objects in a dream, all his efforts are in vain.

Through the love of the Naam, all peace is obtained.

Only a few obtain this, by great good fortune.
He Himself is Himself the Cause of causes.

Forever and ever, O Nanak, chant the Lord's Name. ||5||

The Doer, the Cause of causes, is the Creator Lord.

What deliberations are in the hands of mortal beings?

As God casts His Glance of Grace, they come to be.

God Himself, of Himself, is unto Himself.
Whatever He created, was by His Own Pleasure.
He is far from all, and yet with all.
He understands, He sees, and He passes judgment.

He Himself is the One, and He Himself is the many.

He does not die or perish; He does not come or go.

O Nanak, He remains forever All-pervading. ||6||
He Himself instructs, and He Himself learns.
He Himself mingles with all.
He Himself created His own expanse.
All things are His; He is the Creator.
Without Him, what could be done?
In the spaces and interspaces, He is the One.
In His own play, He Himself is the Actor.
He produces His plays with infinite variety.

He Himself is in the mind, and the mind is in Him.

O Nanak, His worth cannot be estimated. ||7||
True, True, True is God, our Lord and Master.
By Guru's Grace, some speak of Him.
True, True, True is the Creator of all.
Out of millions, scarcely anyone knows Him.

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful is Your Sublime Form.

You are Exquisitely Beautiful, Infinite and Incomparable.

Pure, Pure, Pure is the Word of Your Bani,

heard in each and every heart, spoken to the ears.

Holy, Holy, Holy and Sublimely Pure

- chant the Naam, O Nanak, with heart-felt love. ||8||12||

Shalok:

One who seeks the Sanctuary of the Saints shall be saved.

One who slanders the Saints, O Nanak, shall be reincarnated over and over again. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:
Slandering the Saints, one's life is cut short.

Slandering the Saints, one shall not escape the Messenger of Death.

Slandering the Saints, all happiness vanishes.
Slandering the Saints, one falls into hell.
Slandering the Saints, the intellect is polluted.
Slandering the Saints, one's reputation is lost.
One who is cursed by a Saint cannot be saved.
Slandering the Saints, one's place is defiled.

But if the Compassionate Saint shows His Kindness,

O Nanak, in the Company of the Saints, the slanderer may still be saved. ||1||

Slandering the Saints, one becomes a wry-faced malcontent.

Slandering the Saints, one croaks like a raven.

Slandering the Saints, one is reincarnated as a snake.

Slandering the Saints, one is reincarnated as a wiggling worm.

Slandering the Saints, one burns in the fire of desire.

Slandering the Saints, one tries to deceive everyone.

Slandering the Saints, all one's influence vanishes.

Slandering the Saints, one becomes the lowest of the low.

For the slanderer of the Saint, there is no place of rest.

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O Nanak, if it pleases the Saint, even then, he may be saved. ||2||

The slanderer of the Saint is the worst evil-doer.

The slanderer of the Saint has not even a moment's rest.

The slanderer of the Saint is a brutal butcher.

The slanderer of the Saint is cursed by the Transcendent Lord.

The slanderer of the Saint has no kingdom.

The slanderer of the Saint becomes miserable and poor.

The slanderer of the Saint contracts all diseases.

The slanderer of the Saint is forever separated.
To slander a Saint is the worst sin of sins.

O Nanak, if it pleases the Saint, then even this one may be liberated. ||3||

The slanderer of the Saint is forever impure.
The slanderer of the Saint is nobody's friend.
The slanderer of the Saint shall be punished.
The slanderer of the Saint is abandoned by all.
The slanderer of the Saint is totally egocentric.
The slanderer of the Saint is forever corrupt.

The slanderer of the Saint must endure birth and death.

The slanderer of the Saint is devoid of peace.
The slanderer of the Saint has no place of rest.

O Nanak, if it pleases the Saint, then even such a one may merge in union. ||4||

The slanderer of the Saint breaks down mid-way.

The slanderer of the Saint cannot accomplish his tasks.

The slanderer of the Saint wanders in the wilderness.

The slanderer of the Saint is misled into desolation.

The slanderer of the Saint is empty inside,

like the corpse of a dead man, without the breath of life.

The slanderer of the Saint has no heritage at all.

He himself must eat what he has planted.

The slanderer of the Saint cannot be saved by anyone else.

O Nanak, if it pleases the Saint, then even he may be saved. ||5||

The slanderer of the Saint bewails like this
- like a fish, out of water, writhing in agony.

The slanderer of the Saint is hungry and is never satisfied,

as fire is not satisfied by fuel.
The slanderer of the Saint is left all alone,

like the miserable barren sesame stalk abandoned in the field.

The slanderer of the Saint is devoid of faith.
The slanderer of the Saint constantly lies.

The fate of the slanderer is pre-ordained from the very beginning of time.

O Nanak, whatever pleases God's Will comes to pass. ||6||

The slanderer of the Saint becomes deformed.

The slanderer of the Saint receives his punishment in the Court of the Lord.

The slanderer of the Saint is eternally in limbo.
He does not die, but he does not live either.

The hopes of the slanderer of the Saint are not fulfilled.

The slanderer of the Saint departs disappointed.

Slandering the Saint, no one attains satisfaction.

As it pleases the Lord, so do people become;
no one can erase their past actions.
O Nanak, the True Lord alone knows all. ||7||
All hearts are His; He is the Creator.
Forever and ever, I bow to Him in reverence.
Praise God, day and night.

Meditate on Him with every breath and morsel of food.

Everything happens as He wills.
As He wills, so people become.

He Himself is the play, and He Himself is the actor.

Who else can speak or deliberate upon this?
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He Himself gives His Name to those, upon whom He bestows His Mercy.

Very fortunate, O Nanak, are those people. ||8||13||

Shalok:

Give up your cleverness, good people - remember the Lord God, your King!

Enshrine in your heart, your hopes in the One Lord. O Nanak, your pain, doubt and fear shall depart. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:
Reliance on mortals is in vain - know this well.
The Great Giver is the One Lord God.
By His gifts, we are satisfied,
and we suffer from thirst no longer.
The One Lord Himself destroys and also preserves.
Nothing at all is in the hands of mortal beings.
Understanding His Order, there is peace.
So take His Name, and wear it as your necklace.
Remember, remember, remember God in meditation.

O Nanak, no obstacle shall stand in your way. ||1||

Praise the Formless Lord in your mind.
O my mind, make this your true occupation.

Let your tongue become pure, drinking in the Ambrosial Nectar.

Your soul shall be forever peaceful.

With your eyes, see the wondrous play of your Lord and Master.

In the Company of the Holy, all other associations vanish.

With your feet, walk in the Way of the Lord.

Sins are washed away, chanting the Lord's Name, even for a moment.

So do the Lord's Work, and listen to the Lord's Sermon.

In the Lord's Court, O Nanak, your face shall be radiant. ||2||

Very fortunate are those humble beings in this world,

who sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, forever and ever.

Those who dwell upon the Lord's Name,
are the most wealthy and prosperous in the world.

Those who speak of the Supreme Lord in thought, word and deed

- know that they are peaceful and happy, forever and ever.

One who recognizes the One and only Lord as One,
understands this world and the next.
One whose mind accepts the Company of the Naam,

the Name of the Lord, O Nanak, knows the Immaculate Lord. ||3||

By Guru's Grace, one understands himself;
know that then, his thirst is quenched.

In the Company of the Holy, one chants the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har.

Such a devotee of the Lord is free of all disease.

Night and day, sing the Kirtan, the Praises of the One Lord.

In the midst of your household, remain balanced and unattached.

One who places his hopes in the One Lord
- the noose of Death is cut away from his neck.
One whose mind hungers for the Supreme Lord God,
O Nanak, shall not suffer pain. ||4||

One who focuses his conscious mind on the Lord God

- that Saint is at peace; he does not waver.
Those unto whom God has granted His Grace
- who do those servants need to fear?
As God is, so does He appear;
in His Own creation, He Himself is pervading.

Searching, searching, searching, and finally, success!

By Guru's Grace, the essence of all reality is understood.

Wherever I look, there I see Him, at the root of all things.

O Nanak, He is the subtle, and He is also the manifest. ||5||

Nothing is born, and nothing dies.
He Himself stages His own drama.
Coming and going, seen and unseen,
all the world is obedient to His Will.
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He Himself is All-in-Himself.

In His many ways, He establishes and disestablishes.

He is Imperishable; nothing can be broken.
He lends His Support to maintain the Universe.

Unfathomable and Inscrutable is the Glory of the Lord.

As He inspires us to meditate, O Nanak, so do we meditate. ||6||

Those who know God are glorious.
The whole world is redeemed by their teachings.
God's servants redeem all.
God's servants cause sorrows to be forgotten.
The Merciful Lord unites them with Himself.

Chanting the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they become ecstatic.

He alone is committed to serve them,

upon whom God bestows His Mercy, by great good fortune.

Those who chant the Naam find their place of rest.

O Nanak, respect those persons as the most noble. ||7||

Whatever you do, do it for the Love of God.
Forever and ever, abide with the Lord.

By its own natural course, whatever will be will be.

Acknowledge that Creator Lord;
God's doings are sweet to His humble servant.
As He is, so does He appear.

From Him we came, and into Him we shall merge again.

He is the treasure of peace, and so does His servant become.

Unto His own, He has given His honor.

O Nanak, know that God and His humble servant are one and the same. ||8||14||

Shalok:

God is totally imbued with all powers; He is the Knower of our troubles.

Meditating in remembrance on Him, we are saved; Nanak is a sacrifice to Him. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:

The Lord of the World is the Mender of the broken.

He Himself cherishes all beings.
The cares of all are on His Mind;
no one is turned away from Him.
O my mind, meditate forever on the Lord.
The Imperishable Lord God is Himself All-in-all.
By one's own actions, nothing is accomplished,

even though the mortal may wish it so, hundreds of times.

Without Him, nothing is of any use to you.

Salvation, O Nanak, is attained by chanting the Name of the One Lord. ||1||

One who is good-looking should not be vain;
the Light of God is in all hearts.
Why should anyone be proud of being rich?
All riches are His gifts.
One may call himself a great hero,
but without God's Power, what can anyone do?
One who brags about giving to charities
- the Great Giver shall judge him to be a fool.

One who, by Guru's Grace, is cured of the disease of ego

- O Nanak, that person is forever healthy. ||2||
As a palace is supported by its pillars,
so does the Guru's Word support the mind.

As a stone placed in a boat can cross over the river,

so is the mortal saved, grasping hold of the Guru's Feet.

As the darkness is illuminated by the lamp,

so does the mind blossom forth, beholding the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan.

The path is found through the great wilderness by joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and one's light shines forth.

I seek the dust of the feet of those Saints;
O Lord, fulfill Nanak's longing! ||3||
O foolish mind, why do you cry and bewail?
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You shall obtain your pre-ordained destiny.
God is the Giver of pain and pleasure.
Abandon others, and think of Him alone.
Whatever He does - take comfort in that.
Why do you wander around, you ignorant fool?
What things did you bring with you?

You cling to worldly pleasures like a greedy moth.

Dwell upon the Lord's Name in your heart.

O Nanak, thus you shall return to your home with honor. ||4||

This merchandise, which you have come to obtai

n - the Lord's Name is obtained in the home of the Saints.

Renounce your egotistical pride, and with your mind, purchase the Lord's Name - measure it out within your heart.

Load up this merchandise, and set out with the Saints.

Give up other corrupt entanglements.
"Blessed, blessed", everyone will call you,

and your face shall be radiant in the Court of the Lord.

In this trade, only a few are trading.
Nanak is forever a sacrifice to them. ||5||

Wash the feet of the Holy, and drink in this water.

Dedicate your soul to the Holy.

Take your cleansing bath in the dust of the feet of the Holy.

To the Holy, make your life a sacrifice.

Service to the Holy is obtained by great good fortune.

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the Kirtan of the Lord's Praise is sung.

From all sorts of dangers, the Saint saves us.

Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, we taste the ambrosial essence.

Seeking the Protection of the Saints, we have come to their door.

All comforts, O Nanak, are so obtained. ||6||
He infuses life back into the dead.
He gives food to the hungry.
All treasures are within His Glance of Grace.

People obtain that which they are pre-ordained to receive.

All things are His; He is the Doer of all.

Other than Him, there has never been any other, and there shall never be.

Meditate on Him forever and ever, day and night.
This way of life is exalted and immaculate.

One whom the Lord, in His Grace, blesses with His Name

- O Nanak, that person becomes immaculate and pure. ||7||

One who has faith in the Guru in his mind
comes to dwell upon the Lord God.

He is acclaimed as a devotee, a humble devotee throughout the three worlds.

The One Lord is in his heart.
True are his actions; true are his ways.

True is his heart; Truth is what he speaks with his mouth.

True is his vision; true is his form.
He distributes Truth and he spreads Truth.
One who recognizes the Supreme Lord God as True

- O Nanak, that humble being is absorbed into the True One. ||8||15||

Shalok:

He has no form, no shape, no color; God is beyond the three qualities.

They alone understand Him, O Nanak, with whom He is pleased. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:

Keep the Immortal Lord God enshrined within your mind.

Renounce your love and attachment to people.
Beyond Him, there is nothing at all.
The One Lord is pervading among all.

He Himself is All-seeing; He Himself is All-knowing,

Unfathomable, Profound, Deep and All-knowing.

He is the Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord, the Lord of the Universe,

the Treasure of mercy, compassion and forgiveness.

To fall at the Feet of Your Holy Beings
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- this is the longing of Nanak's mind. ||1||

He is the Fulfiller of wishes, who can give us Sanctuary;

that which He has written, comes to pass.

He destroys and creates in the twinkling of an eye.

No one else knows the mystery of His ways.

He is the embodiment of ecstasy and everlasting joy.

I have heard that all things are in His home.

Among kings, He is the King; among yogis, He is the Yogi.

Among ascetics, He is the Ascetic; among householders, He is the Enjoyer.

By constant meditation, His devotee finds peace.

O Nanak, no one has found the limits of that Supreme Being. ||2||

There is no limit to His play.

All the demigods have grown weary of searching for it.

What does the son know of his father's birth?
All are strung upon His string.

He bestows good sense, spiritual wisdom and meditation on His humble servants and slaves who meditate on the Naam.

He leads some astray in the three qualities;

they are born and die, coming and going over and over again.

The high and the low are His places.

As He inspires us to know Him, O Nanak, so is He known. ||3||

Many are His forms; many are His colors.

Many are the appearances which He assumes, and yet He is still the One.

In so many ways, He has extended Himself.
The Eternal Lord God is the One, the Creator.
He performs His many plays in an instant.
The Perfect Lord is pervading all places.
In so many ways, He created the creation.
He alone can estimate His worth.
All hearts are His, and all places are His.

Nanak lives by chanting, chanting the Name of the Lord. ||4||

The Naam is the Support of all creatures.

The Naam is the Support of the earth and solar systems.

The Naam is the Support of the Simritees, the Vedas and the Puraanas.

The Naam is the Support by which we hear of spiritual wisdom and meditation.

The Naam is the Support of the Akaashic ethers and the nether regions.

The Naam is the Support of all bodies.
The Naam is the Support of all worlds and realms.

Associating with the Naam, listening to it with the ears, one is saved.

Those whom the Lord mercifully attaches to His Naam

- O Nanak, in the fourth state, those humble servants attain salvation. ||5||

His form is true, and true is His place.
His personality is true - He alone is supreme.
His acts are true, and true is His Word.
The True Lord is permeating all.
True are His actions; His creation is true.

His root is true, and true is what originates from it.

True is His lifestyle, the purest of the pure.
All goes well for those who know Him.
The True Name of God is the Giver of peace.

Nanak has obtained true faith from the Guru. ||6||

True are the Teachings, and the Instructions of the Holy.

True are those into whose hearts He enters.
One who knows and loves the Truth
- chanting the Naam, he obtains salvation.

He Himself is True, and all that He has made is true.

He Himself knows His own state and condition.
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He is the Creator Lord of His world.

No one else understands Him, although they may try.

The created cannot know the extent of the Creator.

O Nanak, whatever pleases Him comes to pass. ||7||

Gazing upon His wondrous wonder, I am wonder-struck and amazed!

One who realizes this, comes to taste this state of joy.

God's humble servants remain absorbed in His Love.

Following the Guru's Teachings, they receive the four cardinal blessings.

They are the givers, the dispellers of pain.
In their company, the world is saved.

The slave of the Lord's servant is so very blessed.

In the company of His servant, one becomes attached to the Love of the One.

His humble servant sings the Kirtan, the songs of the glory of God.

By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, he receives the fruits of his rewards. ||8||16||

Shalok:
True in the beginning, True throughout the ages,

True here and now. O Nanak, He shall forever be True. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:

His Lotus Feet are True, and True are those who touch Them.

His devotional worship is True, and True are those who worship Him.

The Blessing of His Vision is True, and True are those who behold it.

His Naam is True, and True are those who meditate on it.

He Himself is True, and True is all that He sustains.

He Himself is virtuous goodness, and He Himself is the Bestower of virtue.

The Word of His Shabad is True, and True are those who speak of God.

Those ears are True, and True are those who listen to His Praises.

All is True to one who understands.
O Nanak, True, True is He, the Lord God. ||1||

One who believes in the Embodiment of Truth with all his heart

recognizes the Cause of causes as the Root of all.

One whose heart is filled with faith in God

- the essence of spiritual wisdom is revealed to his mind.

Coming out of fear, he comes to live without fear.

He is absorbed into the One, from whom he originated.

When something blends with its own,
it cannot be said to be separate from it.

This is understood only by one of discerning understanding.

Meeting with the Lord, O Nanak, he becomes one with Him. ||2||

The servant is obedient to his Lord and Master.
The servant worships his Lord and Master forever.

The servant of the Lord Master has faith in his mind.

The servant of the Lord Master lives a pure lifestyle.

The servant of the Lord Master knows that the Lord is with him.

God's servant is attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

God is the Cherisher of His servant.
The Formless Lord preserves His servant.
Unto His servant, God bestows His Mercy.

O Nanak, that servant remembers Him with each and every breath. ||3||

He covers the faults of His servant.
He surely preserves the honor of His servant.
He blesses His slave with greatness.

He inspires His servant to chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

He Himself preserves the honor of His servant.
No one knows His state and extent.
No one is equal to the servant of God.
The servant of God is the highest of the high.
One whom God applies to His own service, O Nanak

- that servant is famous in the ten directions. ||4||

He infuses His Power into the tiny ant;

it can then reduce the armies of millions to ashes

Those whose breath of life He Himself does not take away

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- He preserves them, and holds out His Hands to protect them.

You may make all sorts of efforts,
but these attempts are in vain.
No one else can kill or preserve
- He is the Protector of all beings.
So why are you so anxious, O mortal?

Meditate, O Nanak, on God, the invisible, the wonderful! ||5||

Time after time, again and again, meditate on God.

Drinking in this Nectar, this mind and body are satisfied.

The jewel of the Naam is obtained by the Gurmukhs;

they see no other than God.

Unto them, the Naam is wealth, the Naam is beauty and delight.

The Naam is peace, the Lord's Name is their companion.

Those who are satisfied by the essence of the Naam

- their minds and bodies are drenched with the Naam.

While standing up, sitting down and sleeping, the Naam,

says Nanak, is forever the occupation of God's humble servant. ||6||

Chant His Praises with your tongue, day and night.

God Himself has given this gift to His servants.

Performing devotional worship with heart-felt love,

they remain absorbed in God Himself.
They know the past and the present.
They recognize God's Own Command.
Who can describe His Glory?

I cannot describe even one of His virtuous qualities.

Those who dwell in God's Presence, twenty-four hours a day

- says Nanak, they are the perfect persons. ||7||
O my mind, seek their protection;
give your mind and body to those humble beings.
Those humble beings who recognizes God
are the givers of all things.
In His Sanctuary, all comforts are obtained.

By the Blessing of His Darshan, all sins are erased.

So renounce all other clever devices,

and enjoin yourself to the service of those servants.

Your comings and goings shall be ended.

O Nanak, worship the feet of God's humble servants forever. ||8||17||

Shalok:

The one who knows the True Lord God, is called the True Guru.

In His Company, the Sikh is saved, O Nanak, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:
The True Guru cherishes His Sikh.
The Guru is always merciful to His servant.

The Guru washes away the filth of the evil intellect of His Sikh.

Through the Guru's Teachings, he chants the Lord's Name.

The True Guru cuts away the bonds of His Sikh.
The Sikh of the Guru abstains from evil deeds.

The True Guru gives His Sikh the wealth of the Naam.

The Sikh of the Guru is very fortunate.

The True Guru arranges this world and the next for His Sikh.

O Nanak, with the fullness of His heart, the True Guru mends His Sikh. ||1||

That selfless servant, who lives in the Guru's household,

is to obey the Guru's Commands with all his mind.

He is not to call attention to himself in any way.

He is to meditate constantly within his heart on the Name of the Lord.

One who sells his mind to the True Guru
- that humble servant's affairs are resolved.

One who performs selfless service, without thought of reward,

shall attain his Lord and Master.
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He Himself grants His Grace;

O Nanak, that selfless servant lives the Guru's Teachings. ||2||

One who obeys the Guru's Teachings one hundred per cent

- that selfless servant comes to know the state of the Transcendent Lord.

The True Guru's Heart is filled with the Name of the Lord.

So many times, I am a sacrifice to the Guru.

He is the treasure of everything, the Giver of life.

Twenty-four hours a day, He is imbued with the Love of the Supreme Lord God.

The servant is in God, and God is in the servant.
He Himself is One - there is no doubt about this.
By thousands of clever tricks, He is not found.

O Nanak, such a Guru is obtained by the greatest good fortune. ||3||

Blessed is His Darshan; receiving it, one is purified.

Touching His Feet, one's conduct and lifestyle become pure.

Abiding in His Company, one chants the Lord's Praise,

and reaches the Court of the Supreme Lord God.

Listening to His Teachings, one's ears are satisfied.

The mind is contented, and the soul is fulfilled.

The Guru is perfect; His Teachings are everlasting.

Beholding His Ambrosial Glance, one becomes saintly.

Endless are His virtuous qualities; His worth cannot be appraised.

O Nanak, one who pleases Him is united with Him. ||4||

The tongue is one, but His Praises are many.

The True Lord, of perfect perfection - no speech can take the mortal to Him.

God is Inaccessible, Incomprehensible, balanced in the state of Nirvaanaa.

He is not sustained by food; He has no hatred or vengeance; He is the Giver of peace.

No one can estimate His worth.

Countless devotees continually bow in reverence to Him.

In their hearts, they meditate on His Lotus Feet.
Nanak is forever a sacrifice to the True Guru;
by His Grace, he meditates on God. ||5||

Only a few obtain this ambrosial essence of the Lord's Name.

Drinking in this Nectar, one becomes immortal.

That person whose mind is illuminated by the treasure of excellence, never dies.

Twenty-four hours a day, he takes the Name of the Lord.

The Lord gives true instruction to His servant.

He is not polluted by emotional attachment to Maya.

In his mind, he cherishes the One Lord, Har, Har.
In the pitch darkness, a lamp shines forth.

O Nanak, doubt, emotional attachment and pain are erased. ||6||

In the burning heat, a soothing coolness prevails.

Happiness ensues and pain departs, O Siblings of Destiny.

The fear of birth and death is dispelled,
by the perfect Teachings of the Holy Saint.
Fear is lifted, and one abides in fearlessness.
All evils are dispelled from the mind.
He takes us into His favor as His own.

In the Company of the Holy, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

Stability is attained; doubt and wandering cease,

O Nanak, listening with one's ears to the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. ||7||

He Himself is absolute and unrelated; He Himself is also involved and related.

Manifesting His power, He fascinates the entire world.

God Himself sets His play in motion.
Only He Himself can estimate His worth.
There is none, other than the Lord.
Permeating all, He is the One.

Through and through, He pervades in form and color.

He is revealed in the Company of the Holy.
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Having created the creation, He infuses His own power into it.

So many times, Nanak is a sacrifice to Him. ||8||18||

Shalok:

Nothing shall go along with you, except your devotion. All corruption is like ashes.

Practice the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. O Nanak, this is the most excellent wealth. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:

Joining the Company of the Saints, practice deep meditation.

Remember the One, and take the Support of the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

Forget all other efforts, O my friend

- enshrine the Lord's Lotus Feet within your heart.

God is All-powerful; He is the Cause of causes.
Grasp firmly the object of the Lord's Name.
Gather this wealth, and become very fortunate.
Pure are the instructions of the humble Saints.
Keep faith in the One Lord within your mind.

All disease, O Nanak, shall then be dispelled. ||1||

The wealth which you chase after in the four directions

- you shall obtain that wealth by serving the Lord.

The peace, which you always yearn for, O friend

- that peace comes by the love of the Company of the Holy.

The glory, for which you perform good deeds

- you shall obtain that glory by seeking the Lord's Sanctuary.

All sorts of remedies have not cured the disease

- the disease is cured only by giving the medicine of the Lord's Name.

Of all treasures, the Lord's Name is the supreme treasure.

Chant it, O Nanak, and be accepted in the Court of the Lord. ||2||

Enlighten your mind with the Name of the Lord.

Having wandered around in the ten directions, it comes to its place of rest.

No obstacle stands in the way of one
whose heart is filled with the Lord.

The Dark Age of Kali Yuga is so hot; the Lord's Name is soothing and cool.

Remember, remember it in meditation, and obtain everlasting peace.

Your fear shall be dispelled, and your hopes shall be fulfilled.

By devotional worship and loving adoration, your soul shall be enlightened.

You shall go to that home, and live forever.
Says Nanak, the noose of death is cut away. ||3||

One who contemplates the essence of reality, is said to be the true person.

Birth and death are the lot of the false and the insincere.

Coming and going in reincarnation is ended by serving God.

Give up your selfishness and conceit, and seek the Sanctuary of the Divine Guru.

Thus the jewel of this human life is saved.

Remember the Lord, Har, Har, the Support of the breath of life.

By all sorts of efforts, people are not saved

- not by studying the Simritees, the Shaastras or the Vedas.

Worship the Lord with whole-hearted devotion.

O Nanak, you shall obtain the fruits of your mind's desire. ||4||

Your wealth shall not go with you;
why do you cling to it, you fool?
Children, friends, family and spouse
- who of these shall accompany you?
Power, pleasure, and the vast expanse of Maya
- who has ever escaped from these?
Horses, elephants, chariots and pageantry
- false shows and false displays.

The fool does not acknowledge the One who gave this;

forgetting the Naam, O Nanak, he will repent in the end. ||5||

Take the Guru's advice, you ignorant fool;
without devotion, even the clever have drowned.

Worship the Lord with heart-felt devotion, my friend;

your consciousness shall become pure.
Enshrine the Lord's Lotus Feet in your mind;
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the sins of countless lifetimes shall depart.

Chant the Naam yourself, and inspire others to chant it as well.

Hearing, speaking and living it, emancipation is obtained.

The essential reality is the True Name of the Lord.

With intuitive ease, O Nanak, sing His Glorious Praises. ||6||

Chanting His Glories, your filth shall be washed off.

The all-consuming poison of ego will be gone.

You shall become carefree, and you shall dwell in peace.

With every breath and every morsel of food, cherish the Lord's Name.

Renounce all clever tricks, O mind.

In the Company of the Holy, you shall obtain the true wealth.

So gather the Lord's Name as your capital, and trade in it.

In this world you shall be at peace, and in the Court of the Lord, you shall be acclaimed.

See the One permeating all;
says Nanak, your destiny is pre-ordained. ||7||
Meditate on the One, and worship the One.

Remember the One, and yearn for the One in your mind.

Sing the endless Glorious Praises of the One.
With mind and body, meditate on the One Lord God.
The One Lord Himself is the One and Only.
The Pervading Lord God is totally permeating all.

The many expanses of the creation have all come from the One.

Adoring the One, past sins are removed.
Mind and body within are imbued with the One God.

By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, the One is known. ||8||19||

Shalok:

After wandering and wandering, O God, I have come, and entered Your Sanctuary.

This is Nanak's prayer, O God: please, attach me to Your devotional service. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:
I am a beggar; I beg for this gift from You:
please, by Your Mercy, Lord, give me Your Name.
I ask for the dust of the feet of the Holy.
O Supreme Lord God, please fulfill my yearning;

may I sing the Glorious Praises of God forever and ever.

With each and every breath, may I meditate on You, O God.

May I enshrine affection for Your Lotus Feet.

May I perform devotional worship to God each and every day.

You are my only Shelter, my only Support.

Nanak asks for the most sublime, the Naam, the Name of God. ||1||

By God's Gracious Glance, there is great peace.

Rare are those who obtain the juice of the Lord's essence.

Those who taste it are satisfied.

They are fulfilled and realized beings - they do not waver.

They are totally filled to over-flowing with the sweet delight of His Love.

Spiritual delight wells up within, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

Taking to His Sanctuary, they forsake all others.

Deep within, they are enlightened, and they center themselves on Him, day and night.

Most fortunate are those who meditate on God.

O Nanak, attuned to the Naam, they are at peace. ||2||

The wishes of the Lord's servant are fulfilled.

From the True Guru, the pure teachings are obtained.

Unto His humble servant, God has shown His kindness.

He has made His servant eternally happy.

The bonds of His humble servant are cut away, and he is liberated.

The pains of birth and death, and doubt are gone.

Desires are satisfied, and faith is fully rewarded,

imbued forever with His all-pervading peace.
He is His - he merges in Union with Him.

Nanak is absorbed in devotional worship of the Naam. ||3||

Why forget Him, who does not overlook our efforts?

Why forget Him, who acknowledges what we do?
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Why forget Him, who has given us everything?

Why forget Him, who is the Life of the living beings?

Why forget Him, who preserves us in the fire of the womb?

By Guru's Grace, rare is the one who realizes this.

Why forget Him, who lifts us up out of corruption?

Those separated from Him for countless lifetimes, are re-united with Him once again.

Through the Perfect Guru, this essential reality is understood.

O Nanak, God's humble servants meditate on Him. ||4||

O friends, O Saints, make this your work.

Renounce everything else, and chant the Name of the Lord.

Meditate, meditate, meditate in remembrance of Him, and find peace.

Chant the Naam yourself, and inspire others to chant it.

By loving devotional worship, you shall cross over the world-ocean.

Without devotional meditation, the body will be just ashes.

All joys and comforts are in the treasure of the Naam.

Even the drowning can reach the place of rest and safety.

All sorrows shall vanish.

O Nanak, chant the Naam, the treasure of excellence. ||5||

Love and affection, and the taste of yearning, have welled up within;

within my mind and body, this is my purpose:

beholding with my eyes His Blessed Vision, I am at peace.

My mind blossoms forth in ecstasy, washing the feet of the Holy.

The minds and bodies of His devotees are infused with His Love.

Rare is the one who obtains their company.

Show Your mercy - please, grant me this one request:

by Guru's Grace, may I chant the Naam.
His Praises cannot be spoken;
O Nanak, He is contained among all. ||6||
God, the Forgiving Lord, is kind to the poor.

He loves His devotees, and He is always merciful to them.

The Patron of the patronless, the Lord of the Universe, the Sustainer of the world,

the Nourisher of all beings.
The Primal Being, the Creator of the Creation.

The Support of the breath of life of His devotees.

Whoever meditates on Him is sanctified,
focusing the mind in loving devotional worship.
I am unworthy, lowly and ignorant.

Nanak has entered Your Sanctuary, O Supreme Lord God. ||7||

Everything is obtained: the heavens, liberation and deliverance,

if one sings the Lord's Glories, even for an instant.

So many realms of power, pleasures and great glories,

come to one whose mind is pleased with the Sermon of the Lord's Name.

Abundant foods, clothes and music

come to one whose tongue continually chants the Lord's Name, Har, Har.

His actions are good, he is glorious and wealthy;

the Mantra of the Perfect Guru dwells within his heart.

O God, grant me a home in the Company of the Holy.

All pleasures, O Nanak, are so revealed. ||8||20||

Shalok:

He possesses all qualities; He transcends all qualities; He is the Formless Lord. He Himself is in Primal Samaadhi.

Through His Creation, O Nanak, He meditates on Himself. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:
When this world had not yet appeared in any form,
who then committed sins and performed good deeds?
When the Lord Himself was in Profound Samaadhi,

then against whom were hate and jealousy directed?

When there was no color or shape to be seen,
then who experienced joy and sorrow?

When the Supreme Lord Himself was Himself All-in-all,

then where was emotional attachment, and who had doubts?

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He Himself has staged His own drama;
O Nanak, there is no other Creator. ||1||
When there was only God the Master,
then who was called bound or liberated?

When there was only the Lord, Unfathomable and Infinite,

then who entered hell, and who entered heaven?

When God was without attributes, in absolute poise,

then where was mind and where was matter - where was Shiva and Shakti?

When He held His Own Light unto Himself,
then who was fearless, and who was afraid?
He Himself is the Performer in His own plays;

O Nanak, the Lord Master is Unfathomable and Infinite. ||2||

When the Immortal Lord was seated at ease,
then where was birth, death and dissolution?
When there was only God, the Perfect Creator,
then who was afraid of death?

When there was only the One Lord, unmanifest and incomprehensible,

then who was called to account by the recording scribes of the conscious and the subconscious?

When there was only the Immaculate, Incomprehensible, Unfathomable Master,

then who was emancipated, and who was held in bondage?

He Himself, in and of Himself, is the most wonderful.

O Nanak, He Himself created His Own Form. ||3||

When there was only the Immaculate Being, the Lord of beings,

there was no filth, so what was there to be washed clean?

When there was only the Pure, Formless Lord in Nirvaanaa,

then who was honored, and who was dishonored?

When there was only the Form of the Lord of the Universe,

then who was tainted by fraud and sin?

When the Embodiment of Light was immersed in His Own Light,

then who was hungry, and who was satisfied?
He is the Cause of causes, the Creator Lord.
O Nanak, the Creator is beyond calculation. ||4||
When His Glory was contained within Himself,

then who was mother, father, friend, child or sibling?

When all power and wisdom was latent within Him,

then where were the Vedas and the scriptures, and who was there to read them?

When He kept Himself, All-in-all, unto His Own Heart,

then who considered omens to be good or bad?

When He Himself was lofty, and He Himself was near at hand,

then who was called master, and who was called disciple?

We are wonder-struck at the wondrous wonder of the Lord.

O Nanak, He alone knows His own state. ||5||

When the Undeceiveable, Impenetrable, Inscrutable One was self-absorbed,

then who was swayed by Maya?
When He paid homage to Himself,
then the three qualities were not prevailing.

When there was only the One, the One and Only Lord God,

then who was not anxious, and who felt anxiety?
When He Himself was satisfied with Himself,
then who spoke and who listened?
He is vast and infinite, the highest of the high.
O Nanak, He alone can reach Himself. ||6||

When He Himself fashioned the visible world of the creation,

he made the world subject to the three dispositions.

Sin and virtue then began to be spoken of.
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Some have gone to hell, and some yearn for paradise.

Worldly snares and entanglements of Maya,
egotism, attachment, doubt and loads of fear;
pain and pleasure, honor and dishonor
- these came to be described in various ways.
He Himself creates and beholds His own drama.

He winds up the drama, and then, O Nanak, He alone remains. ||7||

Wherever the Eternal Lord's devotee is, He Himself is there.

He unfolds the expanse of His creation for the glory of His Saint.

He Himself is the Master of both worlds.
His Praise is to Himself alone.

He Himself performs and plays His amusements and games.

He Himself enjoys pleasures, and yet He is unaffected and untouched.

He attaches whomever He pleases to His Name.

He causes whomever He pleases to play in His play.

He is beyond calculation, beyond measure, uncountable and unfathomable.

As You inspire him to speak, O Lord, so does servant Nanak speak. ||8||21||

Shalok:

O Lord and Master of all beings and creatures, You Yourself are prevailing everywhere.

O Nanak, The One is All-pervading; where is any other to be seen? ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:

He Himself is the speaker, and He Himself is the listener.

He Himself is the One, and He Himself is the many.

When it pleases Him, He creates the world.
As He pleases, He absorbs it back into Himself.
Without You, nothing can be done.

Upon Your thread, You have strung the whole world.

One whom God Himself inspires to understand
- that person obtains the True Name.

He looks impartially upon all, and he knows the essential reality.

O Nanak, he conquers the whole world. ||1||
All beings and creatures are in His Hands.

He is Merciful to the meek, the Patron of the patronless.

No one can kill those who are protected by Him.
One who is forgotten by God, is already dead.
Leaving Him, where else could anyone go?

Over the heads of all is the One, the Immaculate King.

The ways and means of all beings are in His Hands.

Inwardly and outwardly, know that He is with you.

He is the Ocean of excellence, infinite and endless.

Slave Nanak is forever a sacrifice to Him. ||2||

The Perfect, Merciful Lord is pervading everywhere.

His kindness extends to all.
He Himself knows His own ways.

The Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, is present everywhere.

He cherishes His living beings in so many ways.
That which He has created meditates on Him.
Whoever pleases Him, He blends into Himself.

They perform His devotional service and sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

With heart-felt faith, they believe in Him.

O Nanak, they realize the One, the Creator Lord. ||3||

The Lord's humble servant is committed to His Name.

His hopes do not go in vain.
The servant's purpose is to serve;

obeying the Lord's Command, the supreme status is obtained.

Beyond this, he has no other thought.
Within his mind, the Formless Lord abides.

His bonds are cut away, and he becomes free of hatred.

Night and day, he worships the Feet of the Guru.

He is at peace in this world, and happy in the next.

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O Nanak, the Lord God unites him with Himself. ||4||

Join the Company of the Holy, and be happy.

Sing the Glories of God, the embodiment of supreme bliss.

Contemplate the essence of the Lord's Name.
Redeem this human body, so difficult to obtain.

Sing the Ambrosial Words of the Lord's Glorious Praises;

this is the way to save your mortal soul.
Behold God near at hand, twenty-four hours a day.

Ignorance shall depart, and darkness shall be dispelled.

Listen to the Teachings, and enshrine them in your heart.

O Nanak, you shall obtain the fruits of your mind's desires. ||5||

Embellish both this world and the next;
enshrine the Lord's Name deep within your heart.
Perfect are the Teachings of the Perfect Guru.

That person, within whose mind it abides, realizes the Truth.

With your mind and body, chant the Naam; lovingly attune yourself to it.

Sorrow, pain and fear shall depart from your mind.

Deal in the true trade, O trader,

and your merchandise shall be safe in the Court of the Lord.

Keep the Support of the One in your mind.

O Nanak, you shall not have to come and go in reincarnation again. ||6||

Where can anyone go, to get away from Him?

Meditating on the Protector Lord, you shall be saved.

Meditating on the Fearless Lord, all fear departs.

By God's Grace, mortals are released.

One who is protected by God never suffers in pain.

Chanting the Naam, the mind becomes peaceful.
Anxiety departs, and ego is eliminated.
No one can equal that humble servant.
The Brave and Powerful Guru stands over his head.
O Nanak, his efforts are fulfilled. ||7||

His wisdom is perfect, and His Glance is Ambrosial.

Beholding His Vision, the universe is saved.
His Lotus Feet are incomparably beautiful.

The Blessed Vision of His Darshan is fruitful and rewarding; His Lordly Form is beautiful.

Blessed is His service; His servant is famous.

The Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, is the most exalted Supreme Being.

That one, within whose mind He abides, is blissfully happy.

Death does not draw near him.

One becomes immortal, and obtains the immortal status,

meditating on the Lord, O Nanak, in the Company of the Holy. ||8||22||

Shalok:

The Guru has given the healing ointment of spiritual wisdom, and dispelled the darkness of ignorance.

By the Lord's Grace, I have met the Saint; O Nanak, my mind is enlightened. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:

In the Society of the Saints, I see God deep within my being.

God's Name is sweet to me.
All things are contained in the Heart of the One,
although they appear in so many various colors.

The nine treasures are in the Ambrosial Name of God.

Within the human body is its place of rest.

The Deepest Samaadhi, and the unstruck sound current of the Naad are there.

The wonder and marvel of it cannot be described.

He alone sees it, unto whom God Himself reveals it.

O Nanak, that humble being understands. ||1||
The Infinite Lord is inside, and outside as well.

Deep within each and every heart, the Lord God is pervading.

In the earth, in the Akaashic ethers, and in the nether regions of the underworld

- in all worlds, He is the Perfect Cherisher.
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In the forests, fields and mountains, He is the Supreme Lord God.

As He orders, so do His creatures act.
He permeates the winds and the waters.

He is pervading in the four corners and in the ten directions.

Without Him, there is no place at all.

By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, peace is obtained. ||2||

See Him in the Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees.

In the moon, the sun and the stars, He is the One.

The Bani of God's Word is spoken by everyone.
He Himself is unwavering - He never wavers.
With absolute power, He plays His play.

His value cannot be estimated; His virtues are invaluable.

In all light, is His Light.

The Lord and Master supports the weave of the fabric of the universe.

By Guru's Grace, doubt is dispelled.

O Nanak, this faith is firmly implanted within. ||3||

In the eye of the Saint, everything is God.
In the heart of the Saint, everything is Dharma.
The Saint hears words of goodness.
He is absorbed in the All-pervading Lord.
This is the way of life of one who knows God.
True are all the words spoken by the Holy.
Whatever happens, he peacefully accepts.
He knows God as the Doer, the Cause of causes.
He dwells inside, and outside as well.

O Nanak, beholding the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, all are fascinated. ||4||

He Himself is True, and all that He has made is True.

The entire creation came from God.
As it pleases Him, He creates the expanse.

As it pleases Him, He becomes the One and Only again.

His powers are so numerous, they cannot be known.

As it pleases Him, He merges us into Himself again.

Who is near, and who is far away?
He Himself is Himself pervading everywhere.

One whom God causes to know that He is within the heart

- O Nanak, He causes that person to understand Him. ||5||

In all forms, He Himself is pervading.
Through all eyes, He Himself is watching.
All the creation is His Body.
He Himself listens to His Own Praise.

The One has created the drama of coming and going.

He made Maya subservient to His Will.
In the midst of all, He remains unattached.
Whatever is said, He Himself says.
By His Will we come, and by His Will we go.

O Nanak, when it pleases Him, then He absorbs us into Himself. ||6||

If it comes from Him, it cannot be bad.
Other than Him, who can do anything?

He Himself is good; His actions are the very best.

He Himself knows His Own Being.

He Himself is True, and all that He has established is True.

Through and through, He is blended with His creation.

His state and extent cannot be described.

If there were another like Him, then only he could understand Him.

His actions are all approved and accepted.
By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, this is known. ||7||
One who knows Him, obtains everlasting peace.
God blends that one into Himself.
He is wealth and prosperous, and of noble birth.

He is Jivan Mukta - liberated while yet alive; the Lord God abides in his heart.

Blessed, blessed, blessed is the coming of that humble being;

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by his grace, the whole world is saved.
This is his purpose in life;

in the Company of this humble servant, the Lord's Name comes to mind.

He Himself is liberated, and He liberates the universe.

O Nanak, to that humble servant, I bow in reverence forever. ||8||23||

Shalok:

I worship and adore the Perfect Lord God. Perfect is His Name.

O Nanak, I have obtained the Perfect One; I sing the Glorious Praises of the Perfect Lord. ||1||

ASHTAPADEE:
Listen to the Teachings of the Perfect Guru;
see the Supreme Lord God near you.

With each and every breath, meditate in remembrance on the Lord of the Universe,

and the anxiety within your mind shall depart.
Abandon the waves of fleeting desire,
and pray for the dust of the feet of the Saints.

Renounce your selfishness and conceit and offer your prayers.

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, cross over the ocean of fire.

Fill your stores with the wealth of the Lord.

Nanak bows in humility and reverence to the Perfect Guru. ||1||

Happiness, intuitive peace, poise and bliss

- in the Company of the Holy, meditate on the Lord of supreme bliss.

You shall be spared from hell - save your soul!

Drink in the ambrosial essence of the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe.

Focus your consciousness on the One, the All-pervading Lord

- He has One Form, but He has many manifestations.

Sustainer of the Universe, Lord of the world, Kind to the poor,

Destroyer of sorrow, perfectly Merciful.

Meditate, meditate in remembrance on the Naam, again and again.

O Nanak, it is the Support of the soul. ||2||
The most sublime hymns are the Words of the Holy.
These are priceless rubies and gems.
One who listens and acts on them is saved.

He himself swims across, and saves others as well.

His life is prosperous, and his company is fruitful;

his mind is imbued with the love of the Lord.

Hail, hail to him, for whom the sound current of the Shabad vibrates.

Hearing it again and again, he is in bliss, proclaiming God's Praises.

The Lord radiates from the foreheads of the Holy.
Nanak is saved in their company. ||3||

Hearing that He can give Sanctuary, I have come seeking His Sanctuary.

Bestowing His Mercy, God has blended me with Himself.

Hatred is gone, and I have become the dust of all.

I have received the Ambrosial Naam in the Company of the Holy.

The Divine Guru is perfectly pleased;
the service of His servant has been rewarded.

I have been released from worldly entanglements and corruption,

hearing the Lord's Name and chanting it with my tongue.

By His Grace, God has bestowed His Mercy.

O Nanak, my merchandise has arrived save and sound. ||4||

Sing the Praises of God, O Saints, O friends,

with total concentration and one-pointedness of mind.

Sukhmani is the peaceful ease, the Glory of God, the Naam.

When it abides in the mind, one becomes wealthy.
All desires are fulfilled.

One becomes the most respected person, famous all over the world.

He obtains the highest place of all.

He does not come and go in reincarnation any longer.

One who departs, after earning the wealth of the Lord's Name,

O Nanak, realizes it. ||5||

Comfort, peace and tranquility, wealth and the nine treasures;

wisdom, knowledge, and all spiritual powers;
learning, penance, Yoga and meditation on God;
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The most sublime wisdom and purifying baths;

the four cardinal blessings, the opening of the heart-lotus;

in the midst of all, and yet detached from all;

beauty, intelligence, and the realization of reality;

to look impartially upon all, and to see only the One

- these blessings come to one who, through Guru Nanak, chants the Naam with his mouth, and hears the Word with his ears. ||6||

One who chants this treasure in his mind
- in every age, he attains salvation.

In it is the Glory of God, the Naam, the chanting of Gurbani.

The Simritees, the Shaastras and the Vedas speak of it.

The essence of all religion is the Lord's Name alone.

It abides in the minds of the devotees of God.

Millions of sins are erased, in the Company of the Holy.

By the Grace of the Saint, one escapes the Messenger of Death.

Those, who have such pre-ordained destiny on their foreheads,

O Nanak, enter the Sanctuary of the Saints. ||7||

One, within whose mind it abides, and who listens to it with love

- that humble person consciously remembers the Lord God.

The pains of birth and death are removed.

The human body, so difficult to obtain, is instantly redeemed.

Spotlessly pure is his reputation, and ambrosial is his speech.

The One Name permeates his mind.
Sorrow, sickness, fear and doubt depart.

He is called a Holy person; his actions are immaculate and pure.

His glory becomes the highest of all.

O Nanak, by these Glorious Virtues, this is named Sukhmani, Peace of mind. ||8||24||

T'hitee ~ The Lunar Days: Gauree, Fifth Mehl,
Shalok:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

The Creator Lord and Master is pervading the water, the land, and the sky.

In so many ways, the One, the Universal Creator has diffused Himself, O Nanak. ||1||

Pauree:

The first day of the lunar cycle: Bow in humility and meditate on the One, the Universal Creator Lord God.

Praise God, the Lord of the Universe, the Sustainer of the World; seek the Sanctuary of the Lord, our King.

Place your hopes in Him, for salvation and peace; all things come from Him.

I wandered around the four corners of the world and in the ten directions, but I saw nothing except Him.

I listened to the Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees, and I pondered over them in so many ways.

The Saving Grace of sinners, the Destroyer of fear, the Ocean of peace, the Formless Lord.

The Great Giver, the Enjoyer, the Bestower - there is no place at all without Him.

You shall obtain all that you desire, O Nanak, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||1||

Sing the Praises of the Lord, the Lord of the Universe, each and every day.

Join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and vibrate, meditate on Him, O my friend. ||1||Pause||

Shalok:

Bow in humility to the Lord, over and over again, and enter the Sanctuary of the Lord, our King.

Doubt is eradicated, O Nanak, in the Company of the Holy, and the love of duality is eliminated. ||2||

Pauree:

The second day of the lunar cycle: Get rid of your evil-mindedness, and serve the Guru continually.

The jewel of the Lord's Name shall come to dwell in your mind and body, when you renounce sexual desire, anger and greed, O my friend.

Conquer death and obtain eternal life; all your troubles will depart.

Renounce your self-conceit and vibrate upon the Lord of the Universe; loving devotion to Him shall permeate your being.

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You shall earn profit and suffer no loss, and in the Court of the Lord you shall be honored.

Those who gather in the riches of the Lord's Name are truly wealthy, and very blessed.

So, when standing up and sitting down, vibrate upon the Lord, and cherish the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

O Nanak, evil-mindedness is eradicated, when the Supreme Lord God comes to dwell in the mind. ||2||

Shalok:

The world is in the grip of the three qualities; only a few attain the fourth state of absorption.

O Nanak, the Saints are pure and immaculate; the Lord abides within their minds. ||3||

Pauree:

The third day of the lunar cycle: Those who are bound by the three qualities gather poison as their fruit; now they are good, and now they are bad.

They wander endlessly in heaven and hell, until death annihilates them.

In pleasure and pain and worldly cynicism, they pass their lives acting in ego.

They do not know the One who created them; they think up all sorts of schemes and plans.

Their minds and bodies are distracted by pleasure and pain, and their fever never departs.

They do not realize the glorious radiance of the Supreme Lord God, the Perfect Lord and Master.

So many are being drowned in emotional attachment and doubt; they dwell in the most horrible hell.

Please bless me with Your Mercy, God, and save me! Nanak places his hopes in You. ||3||

Shalok:

One who renounces egotistical pride is intelligent, wise and refined.

The four cardinal blessings, and the eight spiritual powers of the Siddhas are obtained, O Nanak, by meditating, vibrating on the Lord's Name. ||4||

Pauree:

The fourth day of the lunar cycle: Listening to the four Vedas, and contemplating the essence of reality, I have come to realize

that the treasure of all joy and comfort is found in sublime meditation on the Lord's Name.

One is saved from hell, suffering is destroyed, countless pains depart,

death is overcome, and one escapes the Messenger of Death, by absorption in the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises.

Fear departs, and one savors the Ambrosial Nectar, imbued with the Love of the Formless Lord.

Pain, poverty and impurity are removed, with the Support of the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

The angels, the seers and the silent sages search for the Ocean of peace, the Sustainer of the world.

The mind becomes pure, and one's face is radiant, O Nanak, when one becomes the dust of the feet of the Holy. ||4||

Shalok:

The five evil passions dwell in the mind of one who is engrossed in Maya.

In the Saadh Sangat, one becomes pure, O Nanak, imbued with the Love of God. ||5||

Pauree:

The fifth day of the lunar cycle: They are the self-elect, the most distinguished, who know the true nature of the world.

The many colors and scents of flowers - all worldly deceptions are transitory and false.

People do not see, and they do not understand; they do not reflect upon anything.

The world is pierced through with attachment to tastes and pleasures, engrossed in ignorance.

Those who perform empty religious rituals will be born, only to die again. They wander through endless incarnations.

They do not meditate in remembrance on the Creator Lord; their minds do not understand.

By loving devotion to the Lord God, you shall not be polluted by Maya at all.

O Nanak, how rare are those, who are not engrossed in worldly entanglements. ||5||

Shalok:

The six Shaastras proclaim Him to be the greatest; He has no end or limitation.

The devotees look beauteous, O Nanak, when they sing the Glories of God at His Door. ||6||

Pauree:

The sixth day of the lunar cycle: The six Shaastras say, and countless Simritees assert,

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that the Supreme Lord God is the most sublime and lofty. Even the thousand-tongued serpent does not know the limits of His Glories.

Naarad, the humble beings, Suk and Vyaasa sing the Praises of the Lord of the Universe.

They are imbued with the Lord's essence; united with Him; they are absorbed in devotional worship of the Lord God.

Emotional attachment, pride and doubt are eliminated, when one takes to the Sanctuary of the Merciful Lord.

His Lotus Feet abide within my mind and body and I am enraptured, beholding the Blessed Vision of His Darshan.

People reap their profits, and suffer no loss, when they embrace love for the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

They gather in the treasure of the Lord, the Ocean of Excellence, O Nanak, by meditating on the Naam. ||6||

Shalok:

In the gathering of the Saints, chant the Praises of the Lord, and speak the Truth with love.

O Nanak, the mind becomes contented, enshrining love for the One Lord. ||7||

Pauree:

The seventh day of the lunar cycle: Gather the wealth of the Naam; this is a treasure which shall never be exhausted.

In the Society of the Saints, He is obtained; He has no end or limitations.

Renounce your selfishness and conceit, and meditate, vibrate on the Lord of the Universe; take to the Sanctuary of the Lord, our King.

Your pains shall depart - swim across the terrifying world-ocean, and obtain the fruits of your mind's desires.

One who meditates on the Lord twenty-four hours a day - fruitful and blessed is his coming into the world.

Inwardly and outwardly, realize that the Creator Lord is always with you.

He is your friend, your companion, your very best friend, who imparts the Teachings of the Lord.

Nanak is a sacrifice to one who chants the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. ||7||

Shalok:

Sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord twenty-four hours a day; renounce other entanglements.

The Minister of Death cannot even see that person, O Nanak, unto whom God is merciful. ||8||

Pauree:

The eighth day of the lunar cycle: The eight spiritual powers of the Siddhas, the nine treasures,

all precious things, perfect intellect,
the opening of the heart-lotus, eternal bliss,
pure lifestyle, the infallible Mantra,
all Dharmic virtues, sacred purifying baths,
the most lofty and sublime spiritual wisdom

- these are obtained by meditating, vibrating upon the Lord, Har, Har, in the Company of the Perfect Guru.

You shall be saved, O Nanak, by lovingly chanting the Lord's Name. ||8||

Shalok:

He does not remember the Lord in meditation; he is fascinated by the pleasures of corruption.

O Nanak, forgetting the Naam, he is reincarnated into heaven and hell. ||9||

Pauree:

The ninth day of the lunar cycle: The nine holes of the body are defiled.

People do not chant the Lord's Name; instead, they practice evil.

They commit adultery, slander the Saints,

and do not listen to even a tiny bit of the Lord's Praise.

They steal others' wealth for the sake of their own bellies,

but the fire is not extinguished, and their thirst is not quenched.

Without serving the Lord, these are their rewards.

O Nanak, forgetting God, the unfortunate people are born, only to die. ||9||

Shalok:

I have wandered, searching in the ten directions - wherever I look, there I see Him.

The mind comes to be controlled, O Nanak, if He grants His Perfect Grace. ||10||

Pauree:

The tenth day of the lunar cycle: Overpower the ten sensory and motor organs;

your mind will be content, as you chant the Naam.

With your ears, hear the Praises of the Lord of the World;

with your eyes, behold the kind, Holy Saints.

With your tongue, sing the Glorious Praises of the Infinite Lord.

In your mind, remember the Perfect Lord God.
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With your hands and feet, work for the Saints.

O Nanak, this way of life is obtained by God's Grace. ||10||

Shalok:

Describe the Lord as the One, the One and Only. How rare are those who know the taste of this essence.

The Glories of the Lord of the Universe cannot be known. O Nanak, He is totally amazing and wonderful! ||11||

Pauree:

The eleventh day of the lunar cycle: Behold the Lord, the Lord, near at hand.

Subdue the desires of your sexual organs, and listen to the Lord's Name.

Let your mind be content, and be kind to all beings.

In this way, your fast will be successful.
Keep your wandering mind restrained in one place.

Your mind and body shall become pure, chanting the Lord's Name.

The Supreme Lord God is pervading amongst all.

O Nanak, sing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises; this alone is the eternal faith of Dharma. ||11||

Shalok:

Evil-mindedness is eliminated, by meeting with and serving the compassionate Holy Saints.

Nanak is merged with God; all his entanglements have come to an end. ||12||

Pauree:

The twelfth day of the lunar cycle: Dedicate yourself to giving charity, chanting the Naam and purification.

Worship the Lord with devotion, and get rid of your pride.

Drink in the Ambrosial Nectar of the Lord's Name, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

The mind is satisfied by lovingly singing the Kirtan of God's Praises.

The Sweet Words of His Bani soothe everyone.

The soul, the subtle essence of the five elements, cherishes the Nectar of the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

This faith is obtained from the Perfect Guru.

O Nanak, dwelling upon the Lord, you shall not enter the womb of reincarnation again. ||12||

Shalok:

Engrossed in the three qualities, one's efforts do not succeed.

When the Saving Grace of sinners dwells in the mind, O Nanak, then one is saved by the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||13||

Pauree:

The thirteenth day of the lunar cycle: The world is in the fever of the three qualities.

It comes and goes, and is reincarnated in hell.

Meditation on the Lord, Har, Har, does not enter into the minds of the people.

They do not sing the Praises of God, the Ocean of peace, even for an instant.

This body is the embodiment of pleasure and pain.

It suffers from the chronic and incurable disease of Maya.

By day, people practice corruption, wearing themselves out.

And then with sleep in their eyes, they mutter in dreams.

Forgetting the Lord, this is their condition.

Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of God, the kind and compassionate Primal Being. ||13||

Shalok:

The Lord is pervading in all the four directions and the fourteen worlds.

O Nanak, He is not seen to be lacking anything; His works are perfectly complete. ||14||

Pauree:

The fourteenth day of the lunar cycle: God Himself is in all four directions.

On all worlds, His radiant glory is perfect.
The One God is diffused in the ten directions.
Behold God in all the earth and sky.

In the water, on the land, in the forests and mountains, and in the nether regions of the underworld,

the Merciful Transcendent Lord is abiding.

The Lord God is in all mind and matter, subtle and manifest.

O Nanak, the Gurmukh realizes God. ||14||
Shalok:

The soul is conquered, through the Guru's Teachings, singing the Glories of God.

By the Grace of the Saints, fear is dispelled, O Nanak, and anxiety is ended. ||15||

Pauree:

The day of the new moon: My soul is at peace; the Divine Guru has blessed me with contentment.

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My mind and body are cooled and soothed, in intuitive peace and poise; I have dedicated myself to serving God.

One who meditates in remembrance on the Name of the Lord - his bonds are broken, all his sins are erased, and his works are brought to perfect fruition; his evil-mindedness disappears, and his ego is subdued.

Taking to the Sanctuary of the Supreme Lord God, his comings and goings in reincarnation are ended.

He saves himself, along with his family, chanting the Praises of God, the Lord of the Universe.

I serve the Lord, and I chant the Name of God.

From the Perfect Guru, Nanak has obtained peace and comfortable ease. ||15||

Shalok:

The perfect person never wavers; God Himself made him perfect.

Day by day, he prospers; O Nanak, he shall not fail. ||16||

Pauree:

The day of the full moon: God alone is Perfect; He is the All-powerful Cause of causes.

The Lord is kind and compassionate to all beings and creatures; His Protecting Hand is over all.

He is the Treasure of Excellence, the Lord of the Universe; through the Guru, He acts.

God, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, is All-knowing, Unseen and Immaculately Pure.

The Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord, is the Knower of all ways and means.

He is the Support of His Saints, with the Power to give Sanctuary. Twenty-four hours a day, I bow in reverence to Him.

His Unspoken Speech cannot be understood; I meditate on the Feet of the Lord.

He is the Saving Grace of sinners, the Master of the masterless; Nanak has entered God's Sanctuary. ||16||

Shalok:

My pain is gone, and my sorrows have departed, since I took to the Sanctuary of the Lord, my King.

I have obtained the fruits of my mind's desires, O Nanak, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||17||

Pauree:
Some sing, some listen, and some contemplate;

some preach, and some implant the Name within; this is how they are saved.

Their sinful mistakes are erased, and they become pure; the filth of countless incarnations is washed away.

In this world and the next, their faces shall be radiant; they shall not be touched by Maya.

They are intuitively wise, and they are Vaishnaavs, worshippers of Vishnu; they are spiritually wise, wealthy and prosperous.

They are spiritual heros, of noble birth, who vibrate upon the Lord God.

The Kh'shatriyas, the Brahmins, the low-caste Soodras, the Vaisha workers and the outcast pariahs are all saved,

meditating on the Lord. Nanak is the dust of the feet of those who know his God. ||17||

Vaar In Gauree, Fourth Mehl:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Shalok Fourth Mehl:

The True Guru, the Primal Being, is kind and compassionate; all are alike to Him.

He looks upon all impartially; with pure faith in the mind, He is obtained.

The Ambrosial Nectar is within the True Guru; He is exalted and sublime, of Godly status.

O Nanak, by His Grace, one meditates on the Lord; the Gurmukhs obtain Him. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

Egotism and Maya are total poison; in these, people continually suffer loss in this world.

The Gurmukh earns the profit of the wealth of the Lord's Name, contemplating the Word of the Shabad.

The poisonous filth of egotism is removed, when one enshrines the Ambrosial Name of the Lord within the heart.

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All the Gurmukh's affairs are brought to perfect completion; the Lord has showered him with His Mercy.

O Nanak, one who meets the Primal Lord remains blended with the Lord, the Creator Lord. ||2||

Pauree:

You are True, O True Lord and Master. You are the Truest of the True, O Lord of the World.

Everyone meditates on You; everyone falls at Your Feet.

Your Praises are graceful and beautiful; You save those who speak them.

You reward the Gurmukhs, who are absorbed in the True Name.

O my Great Lord and Master, great is Your glorious greatness. ||1||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

Without the Name, all other praise and speech is insipid and tasteless.

The self-willed manmukhs praise their own egos; their attachment to egotism is useless.

Those whom they praise, die; they all waste away in conflict.

O servant Nanak, the Gurmukhs are saved, chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, the Embodiment of Supreme Bliss. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

O True Guru, tell me of my Lord God, that I may meditate on the Naam within my mind.

O Nanak, the Lord's Name is sacred and pure; chanting it, all my pain has been taken away. ||2||

Pauree:

You Yourself are the Formless Lord, the Immaculate Lord, our Sovereign King.

Those who meditate on You, O True Lord with one-pointed mind, are rid of all their pain.

You have no equal, next to whom I might sit and speak of You.

You are the only Giver as great as Yourself. You are Immaculate; O True Lord, you are pleasing to my mind.

O my True Lord and Master, Your Name is the Truest of the True. ||2||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

Deep within the mind is the disease of ego; the self-willed manmukhs, the evil beings, are deluded by doubt.

O Nanak, this disease is eradicated, only when one meets the True Guru, our Holy Friend. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

The mind and body of the Gurmukh are imbued with the Love of the Lord, the Treasure of Virtue.

Servant Nanak has taken to the Sanctuary of the Lord. Hail to the Guru, who has united me with the Lord. ||2||

Pauree:

You are the Personification of Creativity, the Inaccessible Lord. With whom should I compare You?

If there was anyone else as great as You, I would name him; You alone are like Yourself.

You are the One, permeating each and every heart; You are revealed to the Gurmukh.

You are the True Lord and Master of all; You are the Highest of all.

Whatever You do, O True Lord - that is what happens, so why should we grieve? ||3||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

My mind and body are imbued with the Love of my Beloved, twenty-four hours a day.

Shower Your Mercy upon servant Nanak, O God, that he may dwell in peace with the True Guru. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

Those whose inner beings are filled with the Love of their Beloved, look beautiful as they speak.

O Nanak, the Lord Himself knows all; the Beloved Lord has infused His Love. ||2||

Pauree:

O Creator Lord, You Yourself are infallible; You never make mistakes.

Whatever You do is good, O True Lord; this understanding is obtained through the Word of the Guru's Shabad.

You are the Cause of causes, the All-powerful Lord; there is no other at all.

O Lord and Master, You are inaccessible and merciful. Everyone meditates on You.

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All beings are Yours; You belong to all. You deliver all. ||4||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

Listen, O my Friend, to my message of love; my eyes are fixed upon You.

The Guru was pleased - He united servant Nanak with his friend, and now he sleeps in peace. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

The True Guru is the Merciful Giver; He is always compassionate.

The True Guru has no hatred within Him; He beholds the One God everywhere.

Anyone who directs hate against the One who has no hate, shall never be satisfied within.

The True Guru wishes everyone well; how can anything bad happen to Him?

As one feels towards the True Guru, so are the rewards he receives.

O Nanak, the Creator knows everything; nothing can be hidden from Him. ||2||

Pauree:

One who has been made great by his Lord and Master - know him to be great!

By His Pleasure, the Lord and Master forgives those who are pleasing to His Mind.

One who tries to compete with Him is a senseless fool.

One who is united with the Lord by the True Guru, sings His Praises and speaks His Glories.

O Nanak, the True Lord is True; one who understands Him is absorbed in Truth. ||5||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

The Lord is true, immaculate and eternal; He has no fear, hatred or form.

Those who chant and meditate on Him, who single-mindedly focus their consciousness on Him, are rid of the burden of their ego.

Those Gurmukhs who worship and adore the Lord - hail to those Saintly beings!

If someone slanders the Perfect True Guru, he will be rebuked and reproached by the whole world.

The Lord Himself abides within the True Guru; He Himself is His Protector.

Blessed, Blessed is the Guru, who sings the Glories of God. Unto Him, I bow forever and ever in deepest reverence.

Servant Nanak is a sacrifice to those who have meditated on the Creator Lord. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

He Himself made the earth; He Himself made the sky.

He Himself created the beings there, and He Himself places food in their mouths.

He Himself is All-pervading; He Himself is the Treasure of Excellence.

O servant Nanak, meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; He shall take away all your sinful mistakes. ||2||

Pauree:

You, O True Lord and Master, are True; the Truth is pleasing to the True One.

The Messenger of Death does not even approach those who praise You, O True Lord.

Their faces are radiant in the Court of the Lord; the Lord is pleasing to their hearts.

The false ones are left behind; because of the falsehood and deceit in their hearts, they suffer in terrible pain.

Black are the faces of the false; the false remain just false. ||6||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

The True Guru is the field of Dharma; as one plants the seeds there, so are the fruits obtained.

The GurSikhs plant ambrosial nectar, and obtain the Lord as their ambrosial fruit.

Their faces are radiant in this world and the next; in the Court of the Lord, they are robed with honor.

Some have cruelty in their hearts - they constantly act in cruelty; as they plant, so are the fruits which they eat.

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When the True Guru, the Tester, observes with His Glance, the selfish ones are all exposed.

As one thinks, so does he receive, and so does the Lord make him known.

O Nanak, the Lord and Master is pervading at both ends; He continually acts, and beholds His own play. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

The mortal is of one mind - whatever he dedicates it to, in that he is successful.

Some talk a lot, but they eat only that which is in their own homes.

Without the True Guru, understanding is not obtained, and egotism does not depart from within.

Suffering and hunger cling to the egotistical people; they hold out their hands and beg from door to door.

Their falsehood and fraud cannot remain concealed; their false appearances fall off in the end.

One who has such pre-ordained destiny comes to meet God through the True Guru.

Just as iron is transmuted into gold by the touch of the Philosopher's Stone, so are people transformed by joining the Sangat, the Holy Congregation.

O God, You are the Master of servant Nanak; as it pleases You, You lead him. ||2||

Pauree:

One who serves the Lord with all his heart - the Lord Himself unites him with Himself.

He enters into a partnership with virtue and merit, and burns off all his demerits with the fire of the Shabad.

Demerits are purchased cheap, like straw; he alone gathers merit, who is so blessed by the True Lord.

I am a sacrifice to my Guru, who has erased my demerits, and revealed my virtuous merits.

The Gurmukh chants the glorious greatness of the great Lord God. ||7||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

Great is the greatness within the True Guru, who meditates night and day on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har.

The repetition of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is his purity and self-restraint; with the Name of the Lord, He is satisfied.

The Lord's Name is His power, and the Lord's Name is His Royal Court; the Lord's Name protects Him.

One who centers his consciousness and worships the Guru, obtains the fruits of his mind's desires.

But one who slanders the Perfect True Guru, shall be killed and destroyed by the Creator.

This opportunity shall not come into his hands again; he must eat what he himself has planted.

He shall be taken to the most horrible hell, with his face blackened like a thief, and a noose around his neck.

But if he should again take to the Sanctuary of the True Guru, and meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, then he shall be saved.

Nanak speaks and proclaims the Lord's Story; as it pleases the Creator, so does he speak. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

One who does not obey the Hukam, the Command of the Perfect Guru - that self-willed manmukh is plundered by his ignorance and poisoned by Maya.

Within him is falsehood, and he sees everyone else as false; the Lord has tied these useless conflicts around his neck.

He babbles on and on, but the words he speaks please no one.

He wanders from house to house like an abandoned woman; whoever associates with him is stained by the mark of evil as well.

Those who become Gurmukh avoid him; they forsake his company and sit hear the Guru.

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O chosen people, O self-elect, one who does not publicly affirm his Guru is not a good person; he loses all his profits and capital.

People used to chant and recite the Shaastras and the Vedas, O Nanak, but now the Words of the Perfect Guru have come to be the most exalted of all.

The glorious greatness of the Perfect Guru is pleasing to the GurSikh; the self-willed manmukhs have lost this opportunity. ||2||

Pauree:

The True Lord is truly the greatest of all; he alone obtains Him, who is anointed by the Guru.

He is the True Guru, who meditates on the True Lord. The True Lord and the True Guru are truly One.

He is the True Guru, the Primal Being, who has totally conquered his five passions.

One who does not serve the True Guru, and who praises himself, is filled with falsehood within. Cursed, cursed is his ugly face.

His words are not pleasing to anyone; his face is blackened, and he is separated from the True Guru. ||8||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

Everyone is the field of the Lord God; the Lord Himself cultivates this field.

The Gurmukh grows the crop of forgiveness, while the self-willed manmukh loses even his roots.

They all plant for their own good, but the Lord causes to grow only that field with which He is pleased.

The GurSikh plants the seed of the Lord's Ambrosial Nectar, and obtains the Lord's Ambrosial Naam as his Ambrosial Fruit.

The mouse of Death is continually gnawing away at the crop, but the Creator Lord has beaten it off and driven it away.

The farm was successful, by the Love of the Lord, and the crop was produced by God's Grace.

He has removed all the burning and anxiety of those, who have meditated on the True Guru, the Primal Being.

O servant Nanak, one who worships and adores the Naam, the Name of the Lord, swims across, and saves the whole world as well. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

The self-willed manmukh is occupied with greed all day long, although he may claim otherwise.

At night, he is overcome by fatigue, and all his nine holes are weakened.

Over the head of the manmukh is the order of the woman; to her, he ever holds out his promises of goodness.

Those men who act according to the orders of women are impure, filthy and foolish.

Those impure men are engrossed in sexual desire; they consult their women and walk accordingly.

One who walks as the True Guru tells him to, is the true man, the best of the best.

He Himself created all women and men; the Lord Himself plays every play.

You created the entire creation; O Nanak, it is the best of the best. ||2||

Pauree:

You are carefree, unfathomable and immeasurable; how can You be measured?

Those who have met the True Guru and who meditate on You are very fortunate.

The Word of the True Guru's Bani is the embodiment of Truth; through Gurbani, one becomes perfect.

Jealously emulating the True Guru, some others may speak of good and bad, but the false are destroyed by their falsehood.

Deep within them is one thing, and in their mouths is another; they suck in the poison of Maya, and then they painfully waste away. ||9||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

Service to the True Guru is immaculate and pure; those humble beings who are pure perform this service.

Those who have deceit, corruption and falsehood within - the True Lord Himself casts them out like lepers.

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The truthful Sikhs sit by the True Guru's side and serve Him. The false ones search, but find no place of rest.

Those who are not pleased with the Words of the True Guru - their faces are cursed, and they wander around, condemned by God.

Those who do not have the Love of the Lord within their hearts - how long can those demonic, self-willed manmukhs be consoled?

One who meets the True Guru, keeps his mind in its own place; he spends only his own assets.

O servant Nanak, some are united with the Guru; to some, the Lord grants peace, while others - deceitful cheats - suffer in isolation. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

Those who have the treasure of the Lord's Name deep within their hearts - the Lord resolves their affairs.

They are no longer subservient to other people; the Lord God sits by them, at their side.

When the Creator is on their side, then everyone is on their side. Beholding their vision, everyone applauds them.

Kings and emperors are all created by the Lord; they all come and bow in reverence to the Lord's humble servant.

Great is the greatness of the Perfect Guru. Serving the Great Lord, I have obtained immeasurable peace.

The Lord has bestowed this eternal gift upon the Perfect Guru; His blessings increase day by day.

The slanderer, who cannot endure His greatness, is destroyed by the Creator Himself.

Servant Nanak chants the Glorious Praises of the Creator, who protects His devotees forever. ||2||

Pauree:

You, O Lord and Master, are inaccessible and merciful; You are the Great Giver, All-knowing.

I can see no other as great as You; O Lord of Wisdom, You are pleasing to my mind.

Emotional attachment to your family and everything you see is temporary, coming and going.

Those who attach their consciousness to anything except the True Lord are false, and false is their pride.

O Nanak, meditate on the True Lord; without the True Lord, the ignorant rot away and putrefy to death. ||10||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

At first, he did not show respect to the Guru; later, he offered excuses, but it is no use.

The wretched, self-willed manmukhs wander around and are stuck mid-way; how can they find peace by mere words?

Those who have no love for the True Guru within their hearts come with falsehood, and leave with falsehood.

When my Lord God, the Creator, grants His Grace, then they come to see the True Guru as the Supreme Lord God.

Then, they drink in the Nectar, the Word of the Guru's Shabad; all burning, anxiety, and doubts are eliminated.

They remain in ecstasy forever, day and night; O servant Nanak, they sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, night and day. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

One who calls himself a Sikh of the Guru, the True Guru, shall rise in the early morning hours and meditate on the Lord's Name.

Upon arising early in the morning, he is to bathe, and cleanse himself in the pool of nectar.

Following the Instructions of the Guru, he is to chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. All sins, misdeeds and negativity shall be erased.

Then, at the rising of the sun, he is to sing Gurbani; whether sitting down or standing up, he is to meditate on the Lord's Name.

One who meditates on my Lord, Har, Har, with every breath and every morsel of food - that GurSikh becomes pleasing to the Guru's Mind.

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That person, unto whom my Lord and Master is kind and compassionate - upon that GurSikh, the Guru's Teachings are bestowed.

Servant Nanak begs for the dust of the feet of that GurSikh, who himself chants the Naam, and inspires others to chant it. ||2||

Pauree:

Those who meditate on You, O True Lord - they are very rare.

Those who worship and adore the One Lord in their conscious minds - through their generosity, countless millions are fed.

All meditate on You, but they alone are accepted, who are pleasing to their Lord and Master.

Those who eat and dress without serving the True Guru die; after death, those wretched lepers are consigned to reincarnation.

In His Sublime Presence, they talk sweetly, but behind His back, they exude poison from their mouths.

The evil-minded are consigned to separation from the Lord. ||11||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

The faithless baymukh sent out his faithless servant, wearing a blue-black coat, filled with filth and vermin.

No one in the world will sit near him; the self-willed manmukh fell into manure, and returned with even more filth covering him.

The faithless baymukh was sent to slander and back-bite others, but when he went there, the faces of both he and his faithless master were blackened instead.

It was immediately heard throughout the whole world, O Siblings of Destiny, that this faithless man, along with his servant, was kicked and beaten with shoes; in humiliation, they got up and returned to their homes.

The faithless baymukh was not allowed to mingle with others; his wife and niece then brought him home to lie down.

He has lost both this world and the next; he cries out continually, in hunger and thirst.

Blessed, blessed is the Creator, the Primal Being, our Lord and Master; He Himself sits and dispenses true justice.

One who slanders the Perfect True Guru is punished and destroyed by the True Lord.

This Word is spoken by the One who created the whole universe. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

One who has a poor beggar for a master - how can he be well-fed?

If there is something in his master's house, he can get it; but how can he get what is not there?

Serving him, who will be called to answer for his account? That service is painful and useless.

O Nanak, serve the Guru, the Lord Incarnate; the Blessed Vision of His Darshan is profitable, and in the end, you shall not be called to account. ||2||

Pauree:

O Nanak, the Saints consider, and the four Vedas proclaim,

that whatever the Lord's devotees utter with their mouths, shall come to pass.

He is manifest in His cosmic workshop. All people hear of this.

The stubborn men who fight with the Saints shall never find peace.

The Saints seek to bless them with virtue, but they only burn in their egos.

What can those wretched ones do, since, from the very beginning, their destiny is cursed with evil.

Those who are struck down by the Supreme Lord God are of no use to anyone.

Those who hate the One who has no hatred - according to the true justice of Dharma, they shall perish.

Those who are cursed by the Saints will continue wandering aimlessly.

When the tree is cut off at its roots, the branches wither and die. ||12||

Shalok Fourth Mehl:
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Great is the greatness of the Guru, who meditates on the Lord within.

By His Pleasure, the Lord has bestowed this upon the Perfect True Guru; it is not diminished one bit by anyone's efforts.

The True Lord and Master is on the side of the True Guru; and so, all those who oppose Him waste away to death in anger, envy and conflict.

The Lord, the Creator, blackens the faces of the slanderers, and increases the glory of the Guru.

As the slanderers spread their slander, so does the Guru's glory increase day by day.

Servant Nanak worships the Lord, who makes everyone fall at His Feet. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

One who enters into a calculated relationship with the True Guru loses everything, this world and the next.

He grinds his teeth continually and foams at the mouth; screaming in anger, he perishes.

He continually chases after Maya and wealth, but even his own wealth flies away.

What shall he earn, and what shall he eat? Within his heart, there is only cynicism and pain.

One who hates the One who has no hatred, shall bear the load of all the sins of the world on his head.

He shall find no shelter here or hereafter; his mouth blisters with the slander in his heart.

If gold comes into his hands, it turns to dust.

But if he should come again to the Sanctuary of the Guru, then even his past sins shall be forgiven.

Servant Nanak meditates on the Naam, night and day. Remembering the Lord in meditation, wickedness and sins are erased. ||2||

Pauree:

You are the Truest of the True; Your Regal Court is the most exalted of all.

Those who meditate on You, O True Lord, serve the Truth; O True Lord, they take pride in You.

Within them is the Truth; their faces are radiant, and they speak the Truth. O True Lord, You are their strength.

Those who, as Gurmukh, praise You are Your devotees; they have the insignia and the banner of the Shabad, the True Word of God.

I am truly a sacrifice, forever devoted to those who serve the True Lord. ||13||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

Those who were cursed by the Perfect True Guru, from the very beginning, are even now cursed by the True Guru.

Even though they may have a great longing to associate with the Guru, the Creator does not allow it.

They shall not find shelter in the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation; in the Sangat, the Guru has proclaimed this.

Whoever goes out to meet them now, will be destroyed by the tyrant, the Messenger of Death.

Those who were condemned by Guru Nanak were declared counterfeit by Guru Angad as well.

The Guru of the third generation thought, "What lies in the hands of these poor people?"

The Guru of the fourth generation saved all these slanderers and evil-doers.

If any son or Sikh serves the True Guru, then all of his affairs will be resolved.

He obtains the fruits of his desires - children, wealth, property, union with the Lord and emancipation.

All treasures are in the True Guru, who has enshrined the Lord within the heart.

He alone obtains the Perfect True Guru, on whose forehead such blessed destiny is pre-ordained.

Servant Nanak begs for the dust of the feet of those GurSikhs who love the Lord, their Friend. ||1||

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Fourth Mehl:

The Lord Himself bestows glorious greatness; He Himself causes the world to come and fall at their feet.

We should only be afraid, if we try to do things by ourselves; the Creator is increasing His Power in every way.

Behold, O Siblings of Destiny: this is the Arena of the Beloved True Lord; His power brings everyone to bow in humility.

The Lord, our Lord and Master, preserves and protects His devotees; He blackens the faces of the slanderers and evil-doers.

The glorious greatness of the True Guru increases day by day; the Lord inspires His devotees to continually sing the Kirtan of His Praises.

O GurSikhs, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord, night and day; through the True Guru, the Creator Lord will come to dwell within the home of your inner being.

O GurSikhs, know that the Bani, the Word of the True Guru, is true, absolutely true. The Creator Lord Himself causes the Guru to chant it.

The Beloved Lord makes the faces of His GurSikhs radiant; He makes the whole world applaud and acclaim the Guru.

Servant Nanak is the slave of the Lord; the Lord Himself preserves the honor of His slave. ||2||

Pauree:

O My True Lord and Master, You Yourself are my True Lord King.

Please, implant within me the true treasure of Your Name; O God, I am Your merchant.

I serve the True One, and deal in the True One; I chant Your Wondrous Praises.

Those humble beings who serve the Lord with love meet Him; they are adorned with the Word of the Guru's Shabad.

O my True Lord and Master, You are unknowable; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, You are known. ||14||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

One whose heart is filled with jealousy of others, never comes to any good.

No one pays any attention to what he says; he is just a fool, crying out endlessly in the wilderness.

One whose heart is filled with malicious gossip, is known as a malicious gossip; everything he does is in vain.

Night and day, he continually gossips about others; his face has been blackened, and he cannot show it to anyone.

The body is the field of action, in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga; as you plant, so shall you harvest.

Justice is not passed on mere words; if someone eats poison, he dies.

O Siblings of Destiny, behold the justice of the True Creator; as people act, so they are rewarded.

The Lord has bestowed total understanding upon servant Nanak; he speaks and proclaims the words of the Lord's Court. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

Those who separate themselves from the Guru, in spite of His Constant Presence - they find no place of rest in the Court of the Lord.

If someone goes to meet with those dull-faced slanderers, he will find their faces covered with spit.

Those who are cursed by the True Guru, are cursed by all the world. They wander around endlessly.

Those who do not publicly affirm their Guru wander around, moaning and groaning.

Their hunger shall never depart; afflicted by constant hunger, they cry out in pain.

No one hears what they have to say; they live in constant fear and terror, until they finally die.

They cannot bear the glorious greatness of the True Guru, and they find no place of rest, here or hereafter.

Those who go out to meet with those who have been cursed by the True Guru, lose all remnants of their honor.

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They have already become like lepers; cursed by the Guru, whoever meets them is also afflicted with leprosy.

O Lord, I pray that I may not even catch sight of those, who focus their consciousness on the love of duality.

That which the Creator pre-ordained from the very beginning - there can be no escape from that.

O servant Nanak, worship and adore the Naam, the Name of the Lord; no one can equal it.

Great is the greatness of His Name; it increases, day by day. ||2||

Fourth Mehl:

Great is the greatness of that humble being, whom the Guru Himself anointed in His Presence.

All the world comes and bows to him, falling at his feet. His praises spread throughout the world.

The galaxies and solar systems bow in reverence to him; the Perfect Guru has placed His hand upon his head, and he has become perfect.

The glorious greatness of the Guru increases day by day; no one can equal it.

O servant Nanak, the Creator Lord Himself established him; God preserves his honor. ||3||

Pauree:

The human body is a great fortress, with its shops and streets within.

The Gurmukh who comes to trade gathers the cargo of the Lord's Name.

He deals in the treasure of the Lord's Name, the jewels and the diamonds.

Those who search for this treasure outside of the body, in other places, are foolish demons.

They wander around in the wilderness of doubt, like the deer who searches for the musk in the bushes. ||15||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

One who slanders the Perfect True Guru, shall have difficulty in this world.

He is caught and thrown into the most horrible hell, the well of pain and suffering.

No one listens to his shrieks and cries; he cries out in pain and misery.

He totally loses this world and the next; he has lost all of his investment and profit.

He is like the ox at the oil-press; each morning when he rises, God places the yoke upon him.

The Lord always sees and hears everything; nothing can be concealed from Him.

As you plant, so shall you harvest, according to what you planted in the past.

One who is blessed by God's Grace washes the feet of the True Guru.

He is carried across by the Guru, the True Guru, like iron which is carried across by wood.

O servant Nanak, meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, peace is obtained. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

Very fortunate is the soul-bride, who, as Gurmukh, meets the Lord, her King.

Her inner being is illiminated with His Divine Light; O Nanak, she is absorbed in His Name. ||2||

Pauree:

This body is the home of Dharma; the Divine Light of the True Lord is within it.

Hidden within it are the jewels of mystery; how rare is that Gurmukh, that selfless servant, who digs them out.

When someone realizes the All-pervading Soul, then he sees the One and Only Lord permeating, through and through.

He sees the One, he believes in the One, and with his ears, he listens only to the One.

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O servant Nanak, praise the Naam, the Name of the Lord; this is your service to the Lord, the Truest of the True. ||16||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

All joy is in the hearts of those, within whose minds the Lord abides.

In the Court of the Lord, their faces are radiant, and everyone goes to see them.

Those who meditate on the Name of the Fearless Lord have no fear.

Those who have such pre-destined destiny remember the Sublime Lord.

Those, within whose minds the Lord abides, are robed with honor in the Court of the Lord.

They are carried across, along with all their family, and the whole world is saved along with them.

O Lord, please unite servant Nanak with Your humble servants; beholding them, beholding them, I live. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

That land, where my True Guru comes and sits, becomes green and fertile.

Those beings who go and behold my True Guru are rejuvenated.

Blessed, blessed is the father; blessed, blessed is the family; blessed, blessed is the mother, who gave birth to the Guru.

Blessed, blessed is the Guru, who worships and adores the Naam; He saves Himself, and emancipates those who see Him.

O Lord, be kind, and unite me with the True Guru, that servant Nanak may wash His feet. ||2||

Pauree:

Truest of the True is the Immortal True Guru; He has enshrined the Lord deep within His heart.

Truest of the True is the True Guru, the Primal Being, who has conquered sexual desire, anger and corruption.

When I see the Perfect True Guru, then deep within, my mind is comforted and consoled.

I am a sacrifice to my True Guru; I am devoted and dedicated to Him, forever and ever.

A Gurmukh wins the battle of life whereas a self-willed manmukh loses it. ||17||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

By His Grace, He leads us to meet the True Guru; then, as Gurmukh, we chant the Lord's Name, and meditate on it.

We do that which pleases the True Guru; the Perfect Guru comes to dwell in the home of the heart.

Those who have the treasure of the Naam deep within - all their fears are removed.

They are protected by the Lord Himself; others struggle and fight against them, but they only come to death.

O servant Nanak, meditate on the Naam; the Lord shall deliver you, here and hereafter. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

The glorious greatness of the Guru, the True Guru, is pleasing to the GurSikh's mind.

The Lord preserves the honor of the True Guru, which increases day by day.

The Supreme Lord God is in the Mind of the Guru, the True Guru; the Supreme Lord God saves Him.

The Lord is the Power and Support of the Guru, the True Guru; all come to bow before Him.

Those who have gazed lovingly upon my True Guru - all their sins are taken away.

Their faces are radiant in the Court of the Lord, and they obtain great glory.

Servant Nanak begs for the dust of the feet of those GurSikhs, O my Siblings of Destiny. ||2||

Pauree:

I chant the Praises and Glories of the True One. True is the glorious greatness of the True Lord.

I praise the True Lord, and the Praises of the True Lord. His worth cannot be estimated.

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Those who have tasted the true essence of the True Lord, remain satisfied and fulfilled.

They know this essence of the Lord, but they say nothing, like the mute who tastes the sweet candy, and says nothing.

The Perfect Guru serves the Lord God; His vibration vibrates and resounds in the mind. ||18||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

Those who have a festering boil within - they alone know its pain.

Those who know the pain of separation from the Lord - I am forever a sacrifice, a sacrifice to them.

O Lord, please lead me to meet the Guru, the Primal Being, my Friend; my head shall roll in the dust under His feet.

I am the slave of the slaves of those GurSikhs who serve Him.

Those who are imbued with the deep crimson color of the Lord's Love - their robes are drenched in the Love of the Lord.

Grant Your Grace, and lead Nanak to meet the Guru; I have sold my head to Him. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

The body is full of mistakes and misdeeds; how can it become pure, O Saints?

The Gurmukh purchases virtues, which wash off the sin of egotism.

True is the trade which purchases the True Lord with love.

No loss will come from this, and the profit comes by the Lord's Will.

O Nanak, they alone purchase the Truth, who are blessed with such pre-ordained destiny. ||2||

Pauree:

I praise the True One, who alone is worthy of praise. The True Primal Being is True - this is His unique quality.

Serving the True Lord, the Truth comes to dwell in the mind. The Lord, the Truest of the True, is my Protector.

Those who worship and adore the Truest of the True, shall go and merge with the True Lord.

Those who do not serve the Truest of the True - those self-willed manmukhs are foolish demons.

With their mouths, they babble on about this and that, like the drunkard who has drunk his wine. ||19||

Shalok, Third Mehl:

Gauree Raga is auspicious, if, through it, one comes to think of his Lord and Master.

He should walk in harmony with the Will of the True Guru; this should be his decoration.

The True Word of the Shabad is our spouse; ravish and enjoy it, forever and ever.

Like the deep crimson color of the madder plant - such is the dye which shall color you, when you dedicate your soul to the True One.

One who loves the True Lord is totally imbued with the Lord's Love, like the deep crimson color of the poppy.

Falsehood and deception may be covered with false coatings, but they cannot remain hidden.

False is the uttering of praises, by those who love falsehood.

O Nanak, He alone is True; He Himself casts His Glance of Grace. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

In the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, the Lord's Praises are sung. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the Beloved Lord is met.

Blessed is that mortal being, who shares the Teachings for the good of others.

He implants the Name of the Lord, and he preaches the Name of the Lord; through the Name of the Lord, the world is saved.

Everyone longs to see the Guru; the world, and the nine continents, bow down to Him.

You Yourself have established the True Guru; You Yourself have adorned the Guru.

You Yourself worship and adore the True Guru; You inspire others to worship Him as well, O Creator Lord.

If someone separates himself from the True Guru, his face is blackened, and he is destroyed by the Messenger of Death.

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He shall find no shelter, here or hereafter; the GurSikhs have realized this in their minds.

That humble being who meets the True Guru is saved; he cherishes the Naam, the Name of the Lord, in his heart.

Servant Nanak says: O GurSikhs, O my sons, meditate on the Lord; only the Lord shall save you. ||2||

Third Mehl:

Egotism has led the world astray, along with evil-mindedness and the poison of corruption.

Meeting with the True Guru, we are blessed by the Lord's Glance of Grace, while the self-willed manmukh gropes around in the darkness.

O Nanak, the Lord absorbs into Himself those whom He inspires to love the Word of His Shabad. ||3||

Pauree:

True are the Praises and the Glories of the True One; he alone speaks them, whose mind is softened within.

Those who worship the One Lord with single-minded devotion - their bodies shall never perish.

Blessed, blessed and acclaimed is that person, who tastes with his tongue the Ambrosial Nectar of the True Name.

One whose mind is pleased with the Truest of the True is accepted in the True Court.

Blessed, blessed is the birth of those true beings; the True Lord brightens their faces. ||20||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

The faithless cynics go and bow before the Guru, but their minds are corrupt and false, totally false.

When the Guru says, "Rise up, my Siblings of Destiny", they sit down, crowded in like cranes.

The True Guru prevails among His GurSikhs; they pick out and expel the wanderers.

Sitting here and there, they hide their faces; being counterfeit, they cannot mix with the genuine.

There is no food for them there; the false go into the filth like sheep.

If you try to feed the faithless cynic, he will spit out poison from his mouth.

O Lord, let me not be in the company of the faithless cynic, who is cursed by the Creator Lord.

This drama belongs to the Lord; He performs it, and He watches over it. Servant Nanak cherishes the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

The True Guru, the Primal Being, is inaccessible; He has enshrined the Lord's Name within His heart.

No one can equal the True Guru; the Creator Lord is on His side.

Devotional worship of the Lord is the sword and armor of the True Guru; He has killed and cast out Death, the torturer.

The Lord Himself is the Protector of the True Guru. The Lord saves all those who follow in the footsteps of the True Guru.

One who thinks evil of the Perfect True Guru - the Creator Lord Himself destroys him.

These words will be confirmed as true in the Court of the Lord; servant Nanak reveals this mystery. ||2||

Pauree:

Those who dwell upon the True Lord while asleep, utter the True Name when they are awake.

How rare in the world are those Gurmukhs who dwell upon the True Lord.

I am a sacrifice to those who chant the True Name, night and day.

The True Lord is pleasing to their minds and bodies; they go to the Court of the True Lord.

Servant Nanak chants the True Name; truly, the True Lord is forever brand new. ||21||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

Who is asleep, and who is awake? Those who are Gurmukh are approved.

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Those who do not forget the Lord, with each and every breath and morsel of food, are the perfect and famous persons.

By His Grace they find the True Guru; night and day, they meditate.

I join the society of those persons, and in so doing, I am honored in the Court of the Lord.

While asleep, they chant, "Waaho! Waaho!", and while awake, they chant, "Waaho!" as well.

O Nanak, radiant are the faces of those, who rise up early each day, and dwell upon the Lord. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

Serving his True Guru, one obtains the Naam, the Name of the Infinite Lord.

The drowning person is lifted up and out of the terrifying world-ocean; the Great Giver gives the gift of the Lord's Name.

Blessed, blessed are those bankers who trade the Naam.

The Sikhs, the traders come, and through the Word of His Shabad, they are carried across.

O servant Nanak, they alone serve the Creator Lord, who are blessed by His Grace. ||2||

Pauree:

Those who truly worship and adore the True Lord, are truly the humble devotees of the True Lord.

Those Gurmukhs who search and seek, find the True One within themselves.

Those who truly serve their True Lord and Master, overwhelm and conquer Death, the torturer.

The True One is truly the greatest of all; those who serve the True One are blended with the True One.

Blessed and acclaimed is the Truest of the True; serving the Truest of the True, one blossoms forth in fruition. ||22||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

The self-willed manmukh is foolish; he wanders around without the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

Without the Guru, his mind is not held steady, and he is reincarnated, over and over again.

But when the Lord God Himself becomes merciful to him, then the True Guru comes to meet him.

O servant Nanak, praise the Naam; the pains of birth and death shall come to an end. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

I praise my Guru in so many ways, with joyful love and affection.

My mind is imbued with the True Guru; He has preserved the make of its making.

My tongue is not satisfied by praising Him; He has linked my consciousness with the Lord, my Beloved.

O Nanak, my mind hungers for the Name of the Lord; my mind is satisfied, tasting the sublime essence of the Lord. ||2||

Pauree:

The True Lord is truly known for His all-powerful creative nature; He fashioned the days and the nights.

I praise that True Lord, forever and ever; True is the glorious greatness of the True Lord.

True are the Praises of the Praiseworthy True Lord; the value of the True Lord cannot be appraised.

When someone meets the Perfect True Guru, then His Sublime Presence comes to be seen.

Those Gurmukhs who praise the True Lord - all their hunger is gone. ||23||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

Searching and examining my mind and body, I have found that God, whom I longed for.

I have found the Guru, the Divine Intermediary, who has united me with the Lord God. ||1||

Third Mehl:

One who is attached to Maya is totally blind and deaf.

He does not listen to the Word of the Shabad; he makes a great uproar and tumult.

The Gurmukhs chant and meditate on the Shabad, and lovingly center their consciousness on it.

They hear and believe in the Name of the Lord; they are absorbed in the Name of the Lord.

Whatever pleases God, He causes that to be done.

O Nanak, human beings are the instruments which vibrate as God plays them. ||2||

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Pauree:

You, O Creator, know everything which occurs within our beings.

You Yourself, O Creator, are incalculable, while the entire world is within the realm of calculation.

Everything happens according to Your Will; You created all.

You are the One, pervading in each and every heart; O True Lord and Master, this is Your play.

One who meets the True Guru meets the Lord; no one can turn him away. ||24||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

Hold this mind steady and stable; become Gurmukh and focus your consciousness.

How could you ever forget Him, with each breath and morsel of food, sitting down or standing up?

My anxiety about birth and death has ended; this soul is under the control of the Lord God.

If it pleases You, then save servant Nanak, and bless him with Your Name. ||1||

Third Mehl:

The egotistical, self-willed manmukh does not know the Mansion of the Lord's Presence; one moment he is here, and the next moment he is there.

He is always invited, but he does not go to the Mansion of the Lord's Presence. How shall he be accepted in the Court of the Lord?

How rare are those who know the Mansion of the True Guru; they stand with their palms pressed together.

If my Lord grants His Grace, O Nanak, He restores them to Himself. ||2||

Pauree:

Fruitful and rewarding is that service, which is pleasing to the Guru's Mind.

When the Mind of the True Guru is pleased, then sins and misdeeds run away.

The Sikhs listen to the Teachings imparted by the True Guru.

Those who surrender to the True Guru's Will are imbued with the four-fold Love of the Lord.

This is the unique and distinct life-style of the Gurmukhs: listening to the Guru's Teachings, their minds blossom forth. ||25||

Shalok, Third Mehl:

Those who do not affirm their Guru shall have no home or place of rest.

They lose both this world and the next; they have no place in the Court of the Lord.

This opportunity to bow at the Feet of the True Guru shall never come again.

If they miss out on being counted by the True Guru, they shall pass their lives in pain and misery.

The True Guru, the Primal Being, has no hatred or vengeance; He unites with Himself those with whom He is pleased.

O Nanak, those who behold the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, are emancipated in the Court of the Lord. ||1||

Third Mehl:

The self-willed manmukh is ignorant, evil-minded and egotistical.

He is filled with anger within, and he loses his mind in the gamble.

He commits the sins of fraud and unrighteousness.
What can he hear, and what can he tell others?

He is blind and deaf; he loses his way, and wanders lost in the wilderness.

The blind, self-willed manmukh comes and goes in reincarnation;

without meeting the True Guru, he finds no place of rest.

O Nanak, he acts according to his pre-ordained destiny. ||2||

Pauree:

Those who have hearts as hard as stone, do not sit near the True Guru.

Truth prevails there; the false ones do not attune their consciousness to it.

By hook or by crook, they pass their time, and then they go back to sit with the false ones again.

Falsehood does not mix with the Truth; O people, check it out and see.

The false go and mingle with the false, while the truthful Sikhs sit by the side of the True Guru. ||26||

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Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

By their own efforts, the slanderers have destroyed all remnants of themselves.

The Support of the Saints, O Nanak, is manifest, pervading everywhere. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

Those who went astray from the Primal Being in the very beginning - where can they find refuge?

O Nanak, they are struck down by the All-powerful, the Cause of causes. ||2||

Pauree, Fifth Mehl:

They take the noose in their hands, and go out at night to strangle others, but God knows everything, O mortal.

They spy on other men's women, concealed in their hiding places.

They break into well-protected places, and revel in sweet wine.

But they shall come to regret their actions - they create their own karma.

Azraa-eel, the Angel of Death, shall crush them like sesame seeds in the oil-press. ||27||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

The servants of the True King are acceptable and approved.

Those ignorant ones who serve duality, O Nanak, rot, waste away and die. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

That destiny which was pre-ordained by God from the very beginning cannot be erased.

The wealth of the Lord's Name is Nanak's capital; he meditates on it forever. ||2||

Pauree, Fifth Mehl:

One who has received a kick from the Lord God - where can he place his foot?

He commits countless sins, and continually eats poison.

Slandering others, he wastes away and dies; within his body, he burns.

One who has been struck down by the True Lord and Master - who can save him now?

Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of the Unseen Lord, the Primal Being. ||28||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

In the most horrible hell, there is terrible pain and suffering. It is the place of the ungrateful.

They are struck down by God, O Nanak, and they die a most miserable death. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

All kinds of medicines may be prepared, but there is no cure for the slanderer.

Those whom the Lord Himself misleads, O Nanak, putrefy and rot in reincarnation. ||2||

Pauree, Fifth Mehl:

By His Pleasure, the True Guru has blessed me with the inexhaustible wealth of the Name of the True Lord.

All my anxiety is ended; I am rid of the fear of death.

Sexual desire, anger and other evils have been subdued in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

Those who serve another, instead of the True Lord, die unfulfilled in the end.

The Guru has blessed Nanak with forgiveness; he is united with the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||29||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

He is not a penitent, who is greedy within his heart, and who constantly chases after Maya like a leper.

When this penitent was first invited, he refused our charity; but later he repented and sent his son, who was seated in the congregation.

The village elders all laughed, saying that the waves of greed have destroyed this penitent.

If he sees only a little wealth, he does not bother to go there; but when he sees a lot of wealth, the penitent forsakes his vows.

O Siblings of Destiny, he is not a penitent - he is only a stork. Sitting together, the Holy Congregation has so decided.

The penitent slanders the True Primal Being, and sings the praises of the material world. For this sin, he is cursed by the Lord.

Behold the fruit the penitent gathers, for slandering the Great Primal Being; all his labors have gone in vain.

When he sits outside among the elders, he is called a penitent;

but when he sits within the congregation, the penitent commits sin.

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The Lord has exposed the penitent's secret sin to the elders.

The Righteous Judge of Dharma said to the Messenger of Death, "Take this penitent and put him with the worst of the worst murderers."

No one is to look at the face of this penitent again. He has been cursed by the True Guru.

Nanak speaks and reveals what has taken place in the Court of the Lord.

He alone understands, who is blessed and adorned by the Lord. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

The devotees of the Lord worship and adore the Lord, and the glorious greatness of the Lord.

The Lord's devotees continually sing the Kirtan of His Praises; the Name of the Lord is the Giver of peace.

The Lord ever bestows upon His devotees the glorious greatness of His Name, which increases day by day.

The Lord inspires His devotees to sit, steady and stable, in the home of their inner being. He preserves their honor.

The Lord summons the slanderers to answer for their accounts, and He punishes them severely.

As the slanderers think of acting, so are the fruits they obtain.

Actions done in secrecy are sure to come to light, even if one does it underground.

Servant Nanak blossoms forth in joy, beholding the glorious greatness of the Lord. ||2||

Pauree, Fifth Mehl:

The Lord Himself is the Protector of His devotees; what can the sinner do to them?

The proud fool acts in pride, and eating his own poison, he dies.

His few days have come to an end, and he is cut down like the crop at harvest.

According to one's actions, so is one spoken of.

Glorious and great is the Lord and Master of servant Nanak; He is the Master of all. ||30||

Shalok, Fourth Mehl:

The self-willed manmukhs forget the Primal Lord, the Source of all; they are caught in greed and egotism.

They pass their nights and days in conflict and struggle; they do not contemplate the Word of the Shabad.

The Creator has taken away all their understanding and purity; all their speech is evil and corrupt.

No matter what they are given, they are not satisfied; within their hearts there is great desire, ignorance and darkness.

O Nanak, it is good to break away from the self-willed manmukhs, who have love and attachment to Maya. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

Those whose hearts are filled with the love of duality, do not love the Gurmukhs.

They come and go, and wander in reincarnation; even in their dreams, they find no peace.

They practice falsehood and they speak falsehood; attached to falsehood, they become false.

The love of Maya is total pain; in pain they perish, and in pain they cry out.

O Nanak, there can be no union between the love of worldliness and the love of the Lord, no matter how much everyone may desire it.

Those who have the treasure of virtuous deeds find peace through the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||2||

Pauree, Fifth Mehl:

O Nanak, the Saints and the silent sages think, and the four Vedas proclaim,

that whatever the Lord's devotees speak comes to pass.

He is revealed in His cosmic workshop; all people hear of it.

The foolish people, who fight with the Saints, find no peace.

The Saints seek to bless them with virtue, but they are burning with egotism.

What can those wretched ones do? Their evil destiny was pre-ordained.

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Those who are struck down by the Supreme Lord God do not belong to anyone.

Those who hate the One who has no hatred, are destroyed by righteous justice.

Those who are cursed by the Saints wander around lost.

When the tree is cut off at its roots, the branches wither and die. ||31||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

Guru Nanak implanted the Naam, the Name of the Lord, within me; He is All-powerful, to create and destroy.

Remember God forever, my friend, and all your suffering will disappear. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

The hungry person does not care about honor, dishonor or harsh words.

Nanak begs for the Name of the Lord; please grant Your Grace, and unite me with Yourself. ||2||

Pauree:

According to the deeds which one does, so are the fruits one obtains.

If someone chews on red-hot iron, his throat will be burned.

The halter is put around his neck and he is led away, because of the evil deeds he has done.

None of his desires are fulfilled; he continually steals the filth of others.

The ungrateful wretch does not appreciate what he has been given; he wanders lost in reincarnation.

He loses all support, when the Support of the Lord is taken away from him.

He does not let the embers of strife die down, and so the Creator destroys him.

Those who indulge in egotism crumble and fall to the ground. ||32||

Shalok, Third Mehl:

The Gurmukh is blessed with spiritual wisdom and a discerning intellect.

He sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and weaves this garland into his heart.

He becomes the purest of the pure, a being of supreme understanding.

Whoever he meets, he saves and carries across.

The fragrance of the Lord's Name permeates his being deep within.

He is honored in the Court of the Lord, and his speech is the most sublime.

Those who hear him are delighted.

O Nanak, meeting the True Guru, one obtains the wealth and property of the Naam. ||1||

Fourth Mehl:

The sublime state of the True Guru is not known; no one knows what pleases the Perfect True Guru.

Deep within the hearts of His GurSikhs, the True Guru is pervading. The Guru is pleased with those who long for His Sikhs.

As the True Guru directs them, they do their work and chant their prayers. The True Lord accepts the service of His GurSikhs.

But those who want the GurSikhs to work for them, without the Order of the True Guru - the Guru's Sikhs shall not come near them again.

One who works diligently for the Guru, the True Guru - the GurSikhs work for him.

One who comes to deceive, who rises up and goes out to deceive - the GurSikhs shall never come near him.

Nanak proclaims and announces this wisdom of God.

One who is not pleasing to the Mind of the True Guru may do his deeds, but that being will only suffer in terrible pain. ||2||

Pauree:

O True Lord and Master, You are so very great. As great as You are, You are the greatest of the great.

He alone is united with You, whom You unite with Yourself. You Yourself bless and forgive us, and tear up our accounts.

One whom You unite with Yourself, whole-heartedly serves the True Guru.

You are the True One, the True Lord and Master; my soul, body, flesh and bones are all Yours.

If it pleases You, then save me, True Lord. Nanak places the hopes of his mind in You alone, O greatest of the great! ||33||1||

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SUDH||

Gauree Kee Vaar, Fifth Mehl: Sung To The Tune Of Vaar Of Raa-I Kamaaldee-Mojadee:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

Auspicious and approved is the birth of that humble being who chants the Name of the Lord, Har, Har.

I am a sacrifice to that humble being who vibrates and meditates on God, the Lord of Nirvaanaa.

The pains of birth and death are eradicated, upon meeting the All-knowing Lord, the Primal Being.

In the Society of the Saints, he crosses over the world-ocean; O servant Nanak, he has the strength and support of the True Lord. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

I rise up in the early morning hours, and the Holy Guest comes into my home.

I wash His feet; He is always pleasing to my mind and body.

I hear the Naam, and I gather in the Naam; I am lovingly attuned to the Naam.

My home and wealth are totally sanctified as I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

The Trader in the Lord's Name, O Nanak, is found by great good fortune. ||2||

Pauree:

Whatever pleases You is good; True is the Pleasure of Your Will.

You are the One, pervading in all; You are contained in all.

You are diffused throughout and permeating all places and interspaces; You are known to be deep within the hearts of all beings.

Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and submitting to His Will, the True Lord is found.

Nanak takes to the Sanctuary of God; he is forever and ever a sacrifice to Him. ||1||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

If you are conscious, then be conscious of the True Lord, Your Lord and Master.

O Nanak, come aboard upon the boat of the service of the True Guru, and cross over the terrifying world-ocean. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

He wears his body, like clothes of wind - what a proud fool he is!

O Nanak, they will not go with him in the end; they shall be burnt to ashes. ||2||

Pauree:

They alone are delivered from the world, who are preserved and protected by the True Lord.

I live by beholding the faces of those who taste the Ambrosial Essence of the Lord.

Sexual desire, anger, greed and emotional attachment are burnt away, in the Company of the Holy.

God grants His Grace, and the Lord Himself tests them.

O Nanak, His play is not known; no one can understand it. ||2||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

O Nanak, that day is beautiful, when God comes to mind.

Cursed is that day, no matter how pleasant the season, when the Supreme Lord God is forgotten. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

O Nanak, become friends with the One, who holds everything in His hands.

They are accounted as false friends, who do not go with you, for even one step. ||2||

Pauree:

The treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is Ambrosial Nectar; meet together and drink it in, O Siblings of Destiny.

Remembering Him in meditation, peace is found, and all thirst is quenched.

So serve the Supreme Lord God and the Guru, and you shall never be hungry again.

All your desires shall be fulfilled, and you shall obtain the status of immortality.

You alone are as great as Yourself, O Supreme Lord God; Nanak seeks Your Sanctuary. ||3||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

I have seen all places; there is no place without Him.

O Nanak, those who meet with the True Guru find the object of life. ||1||

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Fifth Mehl:

Like the flash of lightning, worldly affairs last only for a moment.

The only thing which is pleasing, O Nanak, is that which inspires one to meditate on the Name of the Master. ||2||

Pauree:

People have searched all the Simritees and Shaastras, but no one knows the Lord's value.

That being, who joins the Saadh Sangat enjoys the Love of the Lord.

True is the Naam, the Name of the Creator, the Primal Being. It is the mine of precious jewels.

That mortal, who has such pre-ordained destiny inscribed upon his forehead, meditates in remembrance on the Lord.

O Lord, please bless Nanak, Your humble guest, with the supplies of the True Name. ||4||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

He harbors anxiety within himself, but to the eyes, he appears to be happy; his hunger never departs.

O Nanak, without the True Name, no one's sorrows have ever departed. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

Those caravans which did not load the Truth have been plundered.

O Nanak, those who meet the True Guru, and acknowledge the One Lord, are congratulated. ||2||

Pauree:

Beautiful is that place, where the Holy people dwell.

They serve their All-powerful Lord, and they give up all their evil ways.

The Saints and the Vedas proclaim, that the Supreme Lord God is the Saving Grace of sinners.

You are the Lover of Your devotees - this is Your natural way, in each and every age.

Nanak asks for the One Name, which is pleasing to his mind and body. ||5||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

The sparrows are chirping, and dawn has come; the wind stirs up the waves.

Such a wondrous thing the Saints have fashioned, O Nanak, in the Love of the Naam. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

Homes, palaces and pleasures are there, where You, O Lord, come to mind.

All worldly grandeur, O Nanak, is like false and evil friends. ||2||

Pauree:

The wealth of the Lord is the true capital; how rare are those who understand this.

He alone receives it, O Siblings of Destiny, unto whom the Architect of Destiny gives it.

His servant is imbued with the Love of the Lord; his body and mind blossom forth.

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and all of his sufferings are removed.

O Nanak, he alone lives, who acknowledges the One Lord. ||6||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

The fruit of the swallow-wort plant looks beautiful, attached to the branch of the tree;

but when it is separated from the stem of its Master, O Nanak, it breaks apart into thousands of fragments. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

Those who forget the Lord die, but they cannot die a complete death.

Those who turn their backs on the Lord suffer, like the thief impaled on the gallows. ||2||

Pauree:

The One God is the treasure of peace; I have heard that He is eternal and imperishable.

He is totally pervading the water, the land and the sky; the Lord is said to be permeating each and every heart.

He looks alike upon the high and the low, the ant and the elephant.

Friends, companions, children and relatives are all created by Him.

O Nanak, one who is blessed with the Naam, enjoys the Lord's love and affection. ||7||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

Those who do not forget the Lord, with each breath and morsel of food, whose minds are filled with the Mantra of the Lord's Name

- they alone are blessed; O Nanak, they are the perfect Saints. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

Twenty-four hours a day, he wanders around, driven by his hunger for food.

How can he escape from falling into hell, when he does not remember the Prophet? ||2||

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Pauree:

Serve Him, O mortals, who has the Lord's Name in His lap.

You shall dwell in peace and ease in this world; in the world hereafter, it shall go with you.

So build your home of true righteousness, with the unshakable pillars of Dharma.

Take the Support of the Lord, who gives support in the spiritual and material worlds.

Nanak grasps the Lotus Feet of the Lord; he humbly bows in His Court. ||8||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

The beggar begs for charity: give to me, O my Beloved!

O Great Giver, O Giving Lord, my consciousness is continually centered on You.

The immeasurable warehouses of the Lord can never be emptied out.

O Nanak, the Word of the Shabad is infinite; it has arranged everything perfectly. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

O Sikhs, love the Word of the Shabad; in life and death, it is our only support.

Your face shall be radiant, and you shall find a lasting peace, O Nanak, remembering the One Lord in meditation. ||2||

Pauree:

There, the Ambrosial Nectar is distributed; the Lord is the Bringer of peace.

They are not placed upon the path of Death, and they shall not have to die again.

One who comes to savor the Lord's Love experiences it.

The Holy beings chant the Bani of the Word, like nectar flowing from a spring.

Nanak lives by beholding the Blessed Vision of the Darshan of those who have implanted the Lord's Name within their minds. ||9||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:
Serving the Perfect True Guru, suffering ends.

O Nanak, worshipping the Naam in adoration, one's affairs come to be resolved. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

Remembering Him in meditation, misfortune departs, and one comes to abide in peace and bliss.

O Nanak, meditate forever on the Lord - do not forget Him, even for an instant. ||2||

Pauree:

How can I estimate the glory of those, who have found the Lord, Har, Har?

One who seeks the Sanctuary of the Holy is released from bondage.

One who sings the Glorious Praises of the Imperishable Lord does not burn in the womb of reincarnation.

One who meets the Guru and the Supreme Lord God, who reads and understands, enters the state of Samaadhi.

Nanak has obtained that Lord Master, who is inaccessible and unfathomable. ||10||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

People do not perform their duties, but instead, they wander around aimlessly.

O Nanak, if they forget the Name, how can they ever find peace? ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

The bitter poison of corruption is everywhere; it clings to the substance of the world.

O Nanak, the humble being has realized that the Name of the Lord alone is sweet. ||2||

Pauree:

This is the distinguishing sign of the Holy Saint, that by meeting with him, one is saved.

The Messenger of Death does not come near him; he never has to die again.

He crosses over the terrifying, poisonous world-ocean.

So weave the garland of the Lord's Glorious Praises into your mind, and all your filth shall be washed away.

Nanak remains blended with his Beloved, the Supreme Lord God. ||11||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

O Nanak, approved is the birth of those, within whose consciousness the Lord abides.

Useless talk and babbling is useless, my friend. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

I have come to see the Supreme Lord God, the Perfect, Inaccessible, Wonderful Lord.

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Nanak has made the Lord's Name his wealth, by the Grace of the Perfect Guru. ||2||

Pauree:

Deception does not work with our Lord and Master; through their greed and emotional attachment, people are ruined.

They do their evil deeds, and sleep in the intoxication of Maya.

Time and time again, they are consigned to reincarnation, and abandoned on the path of Death.

They receive the consequences of their own actions, and are yoked to their pain.

O Nanak, if one forgets the Name, all the seasons are evil. ||12||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

While standing up, sitting down and sleeping, be at peace;

O Nanak, praising the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the mind and body are cooled and soothed. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

Filled with greed, he constantly wanders around; he does not do any good deeds.

O Nanak, the Lord abides within the mind of one who meets with the Guru. ||2||

Pauree:

All material things are bitter; the True Name alone is sweet.

Those humble servants of the Lord who taste it, come to savor its flavor.

It comes to dwell within the mind of those who are so pre-destined by the Supreme Lord God.

The One Immaculate Lord is pervading everywhere; He destroys the love of duality.

Nanak begs for the Lord's Name, with his palms pressed together; by His Pleasure, God has granted it. ||13||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

The most excellent begging is begging for the One Lord.

Other talk is corrupt, O Nanak, except that of the Lord Master. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

One who recognizes the Lord is very rare; his mind is pierced through with the Love of the Lord.

Such a Saint is the Uniter, O Nanak - he straightens out the path. ||2||

Pauree:

Serve Him, O my soul, who is the Giver and the Forgiver.

All sinful mistakes are erased, by meditating in remembrance on the Lord of the Universe.

The Holy Saint has shown me the Way to the Lord; I chant the GurMantra.

The taste of Maya is totally bland and insipid; the Lord alone is pleasing to my mind.

Meditate, O Nanak, on the Transcendent Lord, who has blessed you with your soul and your life. ||14||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

The time has come to plant the seed of the Lord's Name; one who plants it, shall eat its fruit.

He alone receives it, O Nanak, whose destiny is so pre-ordained. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

If one begs, then he should beg for the Name of the True One, which is given only by His Pleasure.

Eating this gift from the Lord and Master, O Nanak, the mind is satisfied. ||2||

Pauree:

They alone earn profit in this world, who have the wealth of the Lord's Name.

They do not know the love of duality; they place their hopes in the True Lord.

They serve the One Eternal Lord, and give up everything else.

One who forgets the Supreme Lord God - useless is his breath.

God draws His humble servant close in His loving embrace and protects him - Nanak is a sacrifice to Him. ||15||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

The Supreme Lord God gave the Order, and the rain automatically began to fall.

Grain and wealth were produced in abundance; the earth was totally satisfied and satiated.

Forever and ever, chant the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and pain and poverty shall run away.

People obtain that which they are pre-ordained to receive, according to the Will of the Lord.

The Transcendent Lord keeps you alive; O Nanak, meditate on Him. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:
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To obtain the state of life of Nirvaanaa, meditate in remembrance on the One Lord.

There is no other place; how else can we be comforted?

I have seen the whole world - without the Lord's Name, there is no peace at all.

Body and wealth shall return to dust - hardly anyone realizes this.

Pleasure, beauty and delicious tastes are useless; what are you doing, O mortal?

One whom the Lord Himself misleads, does not understand His awesome power.

Those who are imbued with the Love of the Lord attain Nirvaanaa, singing the Praises of the True One.

Nanak: those who are pleasing to Your Will, O Lord, seek Sanctuary at Your Door. ||2||

Pauree:

Those who are attached to the hem of the Lord's robe, do not suffer birth and death.

Those who remain awake to the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises - their lives are approved.

Those who attain the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, are very fortunate.

But those who forget the Name - their lives are cursed, and broken like thin strands of thread.

O Nanak, the dust of the feet of the Holy is more sacred than hundreds of thousands, even millions of cleansing baths at sacred shrines. ||16||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

Like the beautiful earth, adorned with jewels of grass - such is the mind, within which the Love of the Lord abides.

All one's affairs are easily resolved, O Nanak, when the Guru, the True Guru, is pleased. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

Roaming and wandering in the ten directions, over water, mountains and forests

- wherever the vulture sees a dead body, he flies down and lands. ||2||

Pauree:

One who longs for all comforts and rewards should practice Truth.

Behold the Supreme Lord God near you, and meditate on the Naam, the Name of the One Lord.

Become the dust of all men's feet, and so merge with the Lord.

Do not cause any being to suffer, and you shall go to your true home with honor.

Nanak speaks of the Purifier of sinners, the Creator, the Primal Being. ||17||

Shalok, Dohaa, Fifth Mehl:

I have made the One Lord my Friend; He is All-powerful to do everything.

My soul is a sacrifice to Him; the Lord is the treasure of my mind and body. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

Take my hand, O my Beloved; I shall never forsake You.

Those who forsake the Lord, are the most evil people; they shall fall into the horrible pit of hell. ||2||

Pauree:

All treasures are in His Home; whatever the Lord does, comes to pass.

The Saints live by chanting and meditating on the Lord, washing off the filth of their sins.

With the Lotus Feet of the Lord dwelling within the heart, all misfortune is taken away.

One who meets the Perfect Guru, shall not have to suffer through birth and death.

Nanak is thirsty for the Blessed Vision of God's Darshan; by His Grace, He has bestowed it. ||18||

Shalok, Dakhanaa, Fifth Mehl:

If you can dispel your doubts, even for an instant, and love your only Beloved,

then wherever you go, there you shall find Him. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

Can they mount horses and handle guns, if all they know is the game of polo?

Can they be swans, and fulfill their conscious desires, if they can only fly like chickens? ||2||

Pauree:

Those who chant the Lord's Name with their tongues and hear it with their ears are saved, O my friend.

Those hands which lovingly write the Praises of the Lord are pure.

It is like performing all sorts of virtuous deeds, and bathing at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage.

They cross over the world-ocean, and conquer the fortress of corruption.

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O Nanak, serve the Infinite Lord; grasp the hem of His robe, and He will save you. ||19||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:

Worldly affairs are unprofitable, if the One Lord does not come to mind.

O Nanak, the bodies of those who forget their Master shall burst apart. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

The ghost has been transformed into an angel by the Creator Lord.

God has emancipated all the Sikhs and resolved their affairs.

He has seized the slanderers and thrown them to the ground, and declared them false in His Court.

Nanak's God is glorious and great; He Himself creates and adorns. ||2||

Pauree:

God is unlimited; He has no limit; He is the One who does everything.

The Inaccessible and Unapproachable Lord and Master is the Support of His beings.

Giving His Hand, He nurtures and cherishes; He is the Filler and Fulfiller.

He Himself is Merciful and Forgiving. Chanting the True Name, one is saved.

Whatever pleases You - that alone is good; slave Nanak seeks Your Sanctuary. ||20||

Shalok, Fifth Mehl:
One who belongs to God has no hunger.

O Nanak, everyone who falls at his feet is saved. ||1||

Fifth Mehl:

If the beggar begs for the Lord's Name every day, his Lord and Master will grant his request.

O Nanak, the Transcendent Lord is the most generous host; He does not lack anything at all. ||2||

Pauree:

To imbue the mind with the Lord of the Universe is the true food and dress.

To embrace love for the Name of the Lord is to possess horses and elephants.

To meditate on the Lord steadfastly is to rule over kingdoms of property and enjoy all sorts of pleasures.

The minstrel begs at God's Door - he shall never leave that Door.

Nanak has this yearning in his mind and body - he longs continually for God. ||21||1||

Sudh Keechay||
Raag Gauree, The Word Of The Devotees:

One Universal Creator God. Truth Is The Name. Creative Being Personified. By Guru's Grace:

Gauree Gwaarayree, Fourteen Chau-Padas Of Kabeer Jee:

I was on fire, but now I have found the Water of the Lord's Name.

This Water of the Lord's Name has cooled my burning body. ||1||Pause||

To subdue their minds, some go off into the forests;

but that Water is not found without the Lord God. ||1||

That fire has consumed angels and mortal beings,

but the Water of the Lord's Name saves His humble servants from burning. ||2||

In the terrifying world-ocean, there is an ocean of peace.

I continue to drink it in, but this Water is never exhausted. ||3||

Says Kabeer, meditate and vibrate upon the Lord, like the rainbird remembering the water.

The Water of the Lord's Name has quenched my thirst. ||4||1||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

O Lord, my thirst for the Water of Your Name will not go away.

The fire of my thirst burns even more brightly in that Water. ||1||Pause||

You are the Ocean of Water, and I am just a fish in that Water.

In that Water, I remain; without that Water, I would perish. ||1||

You are the cage, and I am Your parrot.
So what can the cat of death do to me? ||2||
You are the tree, and I am the bird.

I am so unfortunate - I cannot see the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan! ||3||

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You are the True Guru, and I am Your new disciple.

Says Kabeer, O Lord, please meet me - this is my very last chance! ||4||2||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

When I realize that there is One, and only One Lord,

why then should the people be upset? ||1||
I am dishonored; I have lost my honor.

No one should follow in my footsteps. ||1||Pause||

I am bad, and bad in my mind as well.
I have no partnership with anyone. ||2||
I have no shame about honor or dishonor.

But you shall know, when your own false covering is laid bare. ||3||

Says Kabeer, honor is that which is accepted by the Lord.

Give up everything - meditate, vibrate upon the Lord alone. ||4||3||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

If Yoga could be obtained by wandering around naked,

then all the deer of the forest would be liberated. ||1||

What does it matter whether someone goes naked, or wears a deer skin,

if he does not remember the Lord within his soul? ||1||Pause||

If the spiritual perfection of the Siddhas could be obtained by shaving the head,

then why haven't sheep found liberation? ||2||

If someone could save himself by celibacy, O Siblings of Destiny,

why then haven't eunuchs obtained the state of supreme dignity? ||3||

Says Kabeer, listen, O men, O Siblings of Destiny:

without the Lord's Name, who has ever found salvation? ||4||4||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

Those who take their ritual baths in the evening and the morning

are like the frogs in the water. ||1||
When people do not love the Lord's Name,

they must all go to the Righteous Judge of Dharma. ||1||Pause||

Those who love their bodies and try different looks,

do not feel compassion, even in dreams. ||2||
The wise men call them four-footed creatures;
the Holy find peace in this ocean of pain. ||3||
Says Kabeer, why do you perform so many rituals?

Renounce everything, and drink in the supreme essence of the Lord. ||4||5||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

What use is chanting, and what use is penance, fasting or devotional worship,

to one whose heart is filled with the love of duality? ||1||

O humble people, link your mind to the Lord.

Through cleverness, the four-armed Lord is not obtained. ||Pause||

Set aside your greed and worldly ways.
Set aside sexual desire, anger and egotism. ||2||
Ritual practices bind people in egotism;
meeting together, they worship stones. ||3||

Says Kabeer, He is obtained only by devotional worship.

Through innocent love, the Lord is met. ||4||6||
Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

In the dwelling of the womb, there is no ancestry or social status.

All have originated from the Seed of God. ||1||

Tell me, O Pandit, O religious scholar: since when have you been a Brahmin?

Don't waste your life by continually claiming to be a Brahmin. ||1||Pause||

If you are indeed a Brahmin, born of a Brahmin mother,

then why didn't you come by some other way? ||2||

How is it that you are a Brahmin, and I am of a low social status?

How is it that I am formed of blood, and you are made of milk? ||3||

Says Kabeer, one who contemplates God,
is said to be a Brahmin among us. ||4||7||
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Gauree, Kabeer Jee:
In the darkness, no one can sleep in peace.
The king and the pauper both weep and cry. ||1||

As long as the tongue does not chant the Lord's Name,

the person continues coming and going in reincarnation, crying out in pain. ||1||Pause||

It is like the shadow of a tree;

when the breath of life passes out of the mortal being, tell me, what becomes of his wealth? ||2||

It is like the music contained in the instrument;
how can anyone know the secret of the dead? ||3||

Like the swan on the lake, death hovers over the body.

Drink in the Lord's sweet elixir, Kabeer. ||4||8||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

The creation is born of the Light, and the Light is in the creation.

It bears two fruits: the false glass and the true pearl. ||1||

Where is that home, which is said to be free of fear?

There, fear is dispelled and one lives without fear. ||1||Pause||

On the banks of sacred rivers, the mind is not appeased.

People remain entangled in good and bad deeds. ||2||

Sin and virtue are both the same.

In the home of your own being, is the Philosopher's Stone; renounce your search for any other virtue. ||3||

Kabeer: O worthless mortal, do not lose the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

Keep this mind of yours involved in this involvement. ||4||9||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

He claims to know the Lord, who is beyond measure and beyond thought;

by mere words, he plans to enter heaven. ||1||
I do not know where heaven is.

Everyone claims that he plans to go there. ||1||Pause||

By mere talk, the mind is not appeased.

The mind is only appeased, when egotism is conquered. ||2||

As long as the mind is filled with the desire for heaven,

he does not dwell at the Lord's Feet. ||3||
Says Kabeer, unto whom should I tell this?

The Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, is heaven. ||4||10||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

We are born, and we grow, and having grown, we pass away.

Before our very eyes, this world is passing away. ||1||

How can you not die of shame, claiming, "This world is mine"?

At the very last moment, nothing is yours. ||1||Pause||

Trying various methods, you cherish your body,

but at the time of death, it is burned in the fire. ||2||

You apply sandalwood oil to your limbs,
but that body is burned with the firewood. ||3||
Says Kabeer, listen, O virtuous people:

your beauty shall vanish, as the whole world watches. ||4||11||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

Why do you cry and mourn, when another person dies?

Do so only if you yourself are to live. ||1||
I shall not die as the rest of the world dies,

for now I have met the life-giving Lord. ||1||Pause||

People anoint their bodies with fragrant oils,

and in that pleasure, they forget the supreme bliss. ||2||

There is one well, and five water-carriers.

Even though the rope is broken, the fools continue trying to draw water. ||3||

Says Kabeer, through contemplation, I have obtained this one understanding.

There is no well, and no water-carrier. ||4||12||
Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

The mobile and immobile creatures, insects and moths

- in numerous lifetimes, I have passed through those many forms. ||1||

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I lived in many such homes, O Lord,

before I came into the womb this time. ||1||Pause||

I was a Yogi, a celibate, a penitent, and a Brahmchaaree, with strict self-discipline.

Sometimes I was a king, sitting on the throne, and sometimes I was a beggar. ||2||

The faithless cynics shall die, while the Saints shall all survive.

They drink in the Lord's Ambrosial Essence with their tongues. ||3||

Says Kabeer, O God, have mercy on me.

I am so tired; now, please bless me with Your perfection. ||4||13||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee, With Writings Of The Fifth Mehl:

Kabeer has seen such wonders!

Mistaking it for cream, the people are churning water. ||1||Pause||

The donkey grazes upon the green grass;

arising each day, he laughs and brays, and then dies. ||1||

The bull is intoxicated, and runs around wildly.
He romps and eats and then falls into hell. ||2||
Says Kabeer, a strange sport has become manifest:
the sheep is sucking the milk of her lamb. ||3||

Chanting the Lord's Name, my intellect is enlightened.

Says Kabeer, the Guru has blessed me with this understanding. ||4||1||14||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee, Panch-Padas:
I am like a fish out of water,

because in my previous life, I did not practice penance and intense meditation. ||1||

Now tell me, Lord, what will my condition be?

I left Benares - I had little common sense. ||1||Pause||

I wasted my whole life in the city of Shiva;

at the time of my death, I moved to Magahar. ||2||

For many years, I practiced penance and intense meditation at Kaashi;

now that my time to die has come, I have come to dwell at Magahar! ||3||

Kaashi and Magahar - I consider them the same.

With inadequate devotion, how can anyone swim across? ||4||

Says Kabeer, the Guru and Ganaysha and Shiva all know

that Kabeer died chanting the Lord's Name. ||5||15||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:
You may anoint your limbs with sandalwood oil,

but in the end, that body will be burned with the firewood. ||1||

Why should anyone take pride in this body or wealth?

They shall end up lying on the ground; they shall not go along with you to the world beyond. ||1||Pause||

They sleep by night and work during the day,

but they do not chant the Lord's Name, even for an instant. ||2||

They hold the string of the kite in their hands, and chew betel leaves in their mouths,

but at the time of death, they shall be tied up tight, like thieves. ||3||

Through the Guru's Teachings, and immersed in His Love, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

Chant the Name of the Lord, Raam, Raam, and find peace. ||4||

In His Mercy, He implants the Naam within us;

inhale deeply the sweet aroma and fragrance of the Lord, Har, Har. ||5||

Says Kabeer, remember Him, you blind fool!

The Lord is True; all worldly affairs are false. ||6||16||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee, Ti-Padas And Chau-Tukas:

I have turned away from death and turned to the Lord.

Pain has been eliminated, and I dwell in peac and comfort.

My enemies have been transformed into friends.

The faithless cynics have been transformed into good-hearted people. ||1||

Now, I feel that everything brings me peace.

Peace and tranquility have come, since I realized the Lord of the Universe. ||1||Pause||

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My body was afflicted with millions of diseases.

They have been transformed into the peaceful, tranquil concentration of Samaadhi.

When someone understands his own self,

he no longer suffers from illness and the three fevers. ||2||

My mind has now been restored to its original purity.

When I became dead while yet alive, only then did I come to know the Lord.

Says Kabeer, I am now immersed in intuitive peace and poise.

I do not fear anyone, and I do not strike fear into anyone else. ||3||17||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:
When the body dies, where does the soul go?

It is absorbed into the untouched, unstruck melody of the Word of the Shabad.

Only one who knows the Lord realizes Him.

The mind is satisfied and satiated, like the mute who eats the sugar candy and just smiles, without speaking. ||1||

Such is the spiritual wisdom which the Lord has imparted.

O mind, hold your breath steady within the central channel of the Sushmanaa. ||1||Pause||

Adopt such a Guru, that you shall not have to adopt another again.

Dwell in such a state, that you shall never have to dwell in any other.

Embrace such a meditation, that you shall never have to embrace any other.

Die in such a way, that you shall never have to die again. ||2||

Turn your breath away from the left channel, and away from the right channel, and unite them in the central channel of the Sushmanaa.

At their confluence within your mind, take your bath there without water.

To look upon all with an impartial eye - let this be your daily occupation.

Contemplate this essence of reality - what else is there to contemplate? ||3||

Water, fire, wind, earth and ether

- adopt such a way of life and you shall be close to the Lord.

Says Kabeer, meditate on the Immaculate Lord.

Go to that home, which you shall never have to leave. ||4||18||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee, Ti-Padas:

He cannot be obtained by offering your weight in gold.

But I have bought the Lord by giving my mind to Him. ||1||

Now I recognize that He is my Lord.

My mind is intuitively pleased with Him. ||1||Pause||

Brahma spoke of Him continually, but could not find His limit.

Because of my devotion to the Lord, He has come to sit within the home of my inner being. ||2||

Says Kabeer, I have renounced my restless intellect.

It is my destiny to worship the Lord alone. ||3||1||19||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:
That death which terrifies the entire world

- the nature of that death has been revealed to me, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||1||

Now, how shall I die? My mind has already accepted death.

Those who do not know the Lord, die over and over again, and then depart. ||1||Pause||

Everyone says, "I will die, I will die."

But he alone becomes immortal, who dies with intuitive understanding. ||2||

Says Kabeer, my mind is filled with bliss;

my doubts have been eliminated, and I am in ecstasy. ||3||20||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

There is no special place where the soul aches; where should I apply the ointment?

I have searched the body, but I have not found such a place. ||1||

He alone knows it, who feels the pain of such love;

the arrows of the Lord's devotional worship are so sharp! ||1||Pause||

I look upon all His soul-brides with an impartial eye;

how can I know which ones are dear to the Husband Lord? ||2||

Says Kabeer, one who has such destiny inscribed upon her forehead

- her Husband Lord turns all others away, and meets with her. ||3||21||

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Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

One who has the Lord as his Master, O Siblings of Destiny

- countless liberations knock at his door. ||1||
If I say now that my trust is in You alone, Lord,

then what obligation do I have to anyone else? ||1||Pause||

He bears the burden of the three worlds;
why should He not cherish you also? ||2||

Says Kabeer, through contemplation, I have obtained this one understanding.

If the mother poisons her own child, what can anyone do? ||3||22||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

Without Truth, how can the woman be a true satee - a widow who burns herself on her husband's funeral pyre?

O Pandit, O religious scholar, see this and contemplate it within your heart. ||1||

Without love, how can one's affection increase?

As long as there is attachment to pleasure, there can be no spiritual love. ||1||Pause||

One who, in his own soul, believes the Queen Maya to be true,

does not meet the Lord, even in dreams. ||2||

One who surrenders her body, mind, wealth, home and self

- she is the true soul-bride, says Kabeer. ||3||23||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:
The whole world is engrossed in corruption.

This corruption has drowned entire families. ||1||

O man, why have you wrecked your boat and sunk it?

You have broken with the Lord, and joined hands with corruption. ||1||Pause||

Angels and human beings alike are burning in the raging fire.

The water is near at hand, but the beast does not drink it in. ||2||

By constant contemplation and awareness, the water is brought forth.

That water is immaculate and pure, says Kabeer. ||3||24||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

That family, whose son has no spiritual wisdom or contemplation

- why didn't his mother just become a widow? ||1||

That man who has not practiced devotional worship of the Lord

- why didn't such a sinful man die at birth? ||1||Pause||

So many pregnancies end in miscarriage - why was this one spared?

He lives his life in this world like a deformed amputee. ||2||

Says Kabeer, without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, beautiful and handsome people are just ugly hunch-backs. ||3||25||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

I am forever a sacrifice to those humble beings who take the Name of their Lord and Master. ||1||

Those who sing the Glorious Praises of the Pure Lord are pure.

They are my Siblings of Destiny, so dear to my heart. ||1||Pause||

I am the dust of the lotus feet of those whose hearts are filled with the All-pervading Lord. ||2||

I am a weaver by birth, and patient of mind.

Slowly, steadily, Kabeer chants the Glories of God. ||3||26||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

From the Sky of the Tenth Gate, the nectar trickles down, distilled from my furnace.

I have gathered in this most sublime essence, making my body into firewood. ||1||

He alone is called intoxicated with intuitive peace and poise,

who drinks in the juice of the Lord's essence, contemplating spiritual wisdom. ||1||Pause||

Intuitive poise is the bar-maid who comes to serve it.

I pass my nights and days in ecstasy. ||2||

Through conscious meditation, I linked my consciousness with the Immaculate Lord.

Says Kabeer, then I obtained the Fearless Lord. ||3||27||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

The natural tendency of the mind is to chase the mind.

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Who has established himself as a Siddha, a being of miraculous spiritual powers, by killing his mind? ||1||

Who is that silent sage, who has killed his mind?

By killing the mind, tell me, who is saved? ||1||Pause||

Everyone speaks through the mind.

Without killing the mind, devotional worship is not performed. ||2||

Says Kabeer, one who knows the secret of this mystery,

beholds within his own mind the Lord of the three worlds. ||3||28||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:
The stars which are seen in the sky
- who is the painter who painted them? ||1||
Tell me, O Pandit, what is the sky attached to?

Very fortunate is the knower who knows this. ||1||Pause||

The sun and the moon give their light;

God's creative extension extends everywhere. ||2||

Says Kabeer, he alone knows this,

whose heart is filled with the Lord, and whose mouth is also filled with the Lord. ||3||29||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

The Simritee is the daughter of the Vedas, O Siblings of Destiny.

She has brought a chain and a rope. ||1||
She has imprisoned the people in her own city.

She has tightened the noose of emotional attachment and shot the arrow of death. ||1||Pause||

By cutting, she cannot be cut, and she cannot be broken.

She has become a serpent, and she is eating the world. ||2||

Before my very eyes, she has plundered the entire world.

Says Kabeer, chanting the Lord's Name, I have escaped her. ||3||30||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:
I have grasped the reins and attached the bridle;

abandoning everything, I now ride through the skies. ||1||

I made self-reflection my mount,

and in the stirrups of intuitive poise, I placed my feet. ||1||Pause||

Come, and let me ride you to heaven.

If you hold back, then I shall strike you with the whip of spiritual love. ||2||

Says Kabeer, those who remain detached from the Vedas, the Koran and the Bible are the best riders. ||3||31||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:
That mouth, which used to eat the five delicacies

- I have seen the flames being applied to that mouth. ||1||

O Lord, my King, please rid me of this one affliction:

may I not be burned in fire, or cast into the womb again. ||1||Pause||

The body is destroyed by so many ways and means.

Some burn it, and some bury it in the earth. ||2||

Says Kabeer, O Lord, please reveal to me Your Lotus Feet;

after that, go ahead and send me to my death. ||3||32||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

He Himself is the fire, and He Himself is the wind.

When our Lord and Master wishes to burn someone, then who can save him? ||1||

When I chant the Lord's Name, what does it matter if my body burns?

My consciousness remains absorbed in the Lord's Name. ||1||Pause||

Who is burned, and who suffers loss?

The Lord plays, like the juggler with his ball. ||2||

Says Kabeer, chant the two letters of the Lord's Name - Raa Maa.

If He is your Lord and Master, He will protect you. ||3||33||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee, Du-Padas:

I have not practiced Yoga, or focused my consciousness on meditation.

Without renunciation, I cannot escape Maya. ||1||
How have I passed my life?
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I have not taken the Lord's Name as my Support. ||1||Pause||

Says Kabeer, I have searched the skies,

and have not seen another, equal to the Lord. ||2||34||

Gauree, Kabeer Jee:

That head which was once embellished with the finest turban

- upon that head, the crow now cleans his beak. ||1||

What pride should we take in this body and wealth?

Why not hold tight to the Lord's Name instead? ||1||Pause||

Says Kabeer, listen, O my mind:
this may be your fate as well! ||2||35||
Thirty-Five Steps Of Gauree Gwaarayree. ||

Raag Gauree Gwaarayree, Ashtapadees Of Kabeer Jee:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

People beg for pleasure, but pain comes instead.
I would rather not beg for that pleasure. ||1||

People are involved in corruption, but still, they hope for pleasure.

How will they find their home in the Sovereign Lord King? ||1||Pause||

Even Shiva and Brahma are afraid of this pleasure,

but I have judged that pleasure to be true. ||2||

Even sages like Sanak and Naarad, and the thousand-headed serpent,

did not see the mind within the body. ||3||

Anyone can search for this mind, O Siblings of Destiny.

When it escapes from the body, where does the mind go? ||4||

By Guru's Grace, Jai Dayv and Naam Dayv

came to know this, through loving devotional worship of the Lord. ||5||

This mind does not come or go.

One whose doubt is dispelled, knows the Truth. ||6||

This mind has no form or outline.

By God's Command it was created; understanding God's Command, it will be absorbed into Him again. ||7||

Does anyone know the secret of this mind?

This mind shall merge into the Lord, the Giver of peace and pleasure. ||8||

There is One Soul, and it pervades all bodies.
Kabeer dwells upon this Mind. ||9||1||36||
Gauree Gwaarayree:

Those who are awake to the One Name, day and night

- many of them have become Siddhas - perfect spiritual beings - with their consciousness attuned to the Lord. ||1||Pause||

The seekers, the Siddhas and the silent sages have all lost the game.

The One Name is the wish-fulfilling Elysian Tree, which saves them and carries them across. ||1||

Those who are rejuvenated by the Lord, do not belong to any other.

Says Kabeer, they realize the Name of the Lord. ||2||37||

Gauree And Also Sorat'h:
O shameless being, don't you feel ashamed?

You have forsaken the Lord - now where will you go? Unto whom will you turn? ||1||Pause||

One whose Lord and Master is the highest and most exalted

- it is not proper for him to go to the house of another. ||1||

That Lord and Master is pervading everywhere.

The Lord is always with us; He is never far away. ||2||

Even Maya takes to the Sanctuary of His Lotus Feet.

Tell me, what is there which is not in His home? ||3||

Everyone speaks of Him; He is All-powerful.
He is His Own Master; He is the Giver. ||4||
Says Kabeer, he alone is perfect in this world,

in whose heart there is none other than the Lord. ||5||38||

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Whose son is he? Whose father is he?
Who dies? Who inflicts pain? ||1||

The Lord is the thug, who has drugged and robbed the whole world.

I am separated from the Lord; how can I survive, O my mother? ||1||Pause||

Whose husband is he? Whose wife is she?
Contemplate this reality within your body. ||2||

Says Kabeer, my mind is pleased and satisfied with the thug.

The effects of the drug have vanished, since I recognized the thug. ||3||39||

Now, the Lord, my King, has become my help and support.

I have cut away birth and death, and attained the supreme status. ||1||Pause||

He has united me with the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

He has rescued me from the five demons.

I chant with my tongue and meditate on the Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord.

He has made me his own slave. ||1||
The True Guru has blessed me with His generosity.
He has lifted me up, out of the world-ocean.
I have fallen in love with His Lotus Feet.

The Lord of the Universe dwells continually within my consciousness. ||2||

The burning fire of Maya has been extinguished.

My mind is contented with the Support of the Naam.

God, the Lord and Master, is totally permeating the water and the land.

Wherever I look, there is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. ||3||

He Himself has implanted His devotional worship within me.

By pre-ordained destiny, one meets Him, O my Siblings of Destiny.

When He grants His Grace, one is perfectly fulfilled.

Kabeer's Lord and Master is the Cherisher of the poor. ||4||40||

There is pollution in the water, and pollution on the land; whatever is born is polluted.

There is pollution in birth, and more pollution in death; all beings are ruined by pollution. ||1||

Tell me, O Pandit, O religious scholar: who is clean and pure?

Meditate on such spiritual wisdom, O my friend. ||1||Pause||

There is pollution in the eyes, and pollution in speech; there is pollution in the ears as well.

Standing up and sitting down, one is polluted; one's kitchen is polluted as well. ||2||

Everyone knows how to be caught, but hardly anyone knows how to escape.

Says Kabeer, those who meditate on the Lord within their hearts, are not polluted. ||3||41||

Gauree:
Resolve this one conflict for me, O Lord,

if you require any work from Your humble servant. ||1||Pause||

Is this mind greater, or the One to whom the mind is attuned?

Is the Lord greater, or one who knows the Lord? ||1||

Is Brahma greater, or the One who created Him?

Are the Vedas greater, or the One from which they came? ||2||

Says Kabeer, I have become depressed;

is the sacred shrine of pilgrimage greater, or the slave of the Lord? ||3||42||

Raag Gauree Chaytee:

Behold, O Siblings of Destiny, the storm of spiritual wisdom has come.

It has totally blown away the thatched huts of doubt, and torn apart the bonds of Maya. ||1||Pause||

The two pillars of double-mindedness have fallen, and the beams of emotional attachment have come crashing down.

The thatched roof of greed has caved in, and the pitcher of evil-mindedness has been broken. ||1||

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Your servant is drenched with the rain that has fallen in this storm.

Says Kabeer, my mind became enlightened, when I saw the sun rise. ||2||43||

Gauree Chaytee:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

They do not listen to the Lord's Praises, and they do not sing the Lord's Glories,

but they try to bring down the sky with their talk. ||1||

What can anyone say to such people?

You should always be careful around those whom God has excluded from His devotional worship. ||1||Pause||

They do not offer even a handful of water,

while they slander the one who brought forth the Ganges. ||2||

Sitting down or standing up, their ways are crooked and evil.

They ruin themselves, and then they ruin others. ||3||

They know nothing except evil talk.
They would not even obey Brahma's orders. ||4||

They themselves are lost, and they mislead others as well.

They set their own temple on fire, and then they fall asleep within it. ||5||

They laugh at others, while they themselves are one-eyed.

Seeing them, Kabeer is embarrassed. ||6||1||44||
Raag Gauree Bairaagan, Kabeer Jee:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

He does not honor his ancestors while they are alive, but he holds feasts in their honor after they have died.

Tell me, how can his poor ancestors receive what the crows and the dogs have eaten up? ||1||

If only someone would tell me what real happiness is!

Speaking of happiness and joy, the world is perishing. How can happiness be found? ||1||Pause||

Making gods and goddesses out of clay, people sacrifice living beings to them.

Such are your dead ancestors, who cannot ask for what they want. ||2||

You murder living beings and worship lifeless things; at your very last moment, you shall suffer in terrible pain.

You do not know the value of the Lord's Name; you shall drown in the terrifying world-ocean. ||3||

You worship gods and goddesses, but you do not know the Supreme Lord God.

Says Kabeer, you have not remembered the Lord who has no ancestors; you are clinging to your corrupt ways. ||4||1||45||

Gauree:

One who remains dead while yet alive, will live even after death; thus he merges into the Primal Void of the Absolute Lord.

Remaining pure in the midst of impurity, he will never again fall into the terrifying world-ocean. ||1||

O my Lord, this is the milk to be churned.

Through the Guru's Teachings, hold your mind steady and stable, and in this way, drink in the Ambrosial Nectar. ||1||Pause||

The Guru's arrow has pierced the hard core of this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, and the state of enlightenment has dawned.

In the darkness of Maya, I mistook the rope for the snake, but that is over, and now I dwell in the eternal home of the Lord. ||2||

Maya has drawn her bow without an arrow, and has pierced this world, O Siblings of Destiny.

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The drowning person is blown around in the ten directions by the wind, but I hold tight to the string of the Lord's Love. ||3||

The disturbed mind has been absorbed in the Lord; duality and evil-mindedness have run away.

Says Kabeer, I have seen the One Lord, the Fearless One; I am attuned to the Name of the Lord. ||4||2||46||

Gauree Bairaagan, Ti-Padas:

I turned my breath inwards, and pierced through the six chakras of the body, and my awareness was centered on the Primal Void of the Absolute Lord.

Search for the One who does not come or go, who does not die and is not born, O renunciate. ||1||

My mind has turned away from the world, and is absorbed in the Mind of God.

By Guru's Grace, my understanding has been changed; otherwise, I was totally ignorant. ||1||Pause||

That which was near has become distant, and again, that which was distant is near, for those who realize the Lord as He is.

It is like the sugar water made from the candy; only one who drinks it knows its taste. ||2||

Unto whom should I speak Your speech, O Lord; it is beyond the three qualities. Is there anyone with such discerning wisdom?

Says Kabeer, as is the fuse which you apply, so is the flash you will see. ||3||3||47||

Gauree:

There is no rainy season, ocean, sunshine or shade, no creation or destruction there.

No life or death, no pain or pleasure is felt there. There is only the Primal Trance of Samaadhi, and no duality. ||1||

The description of the state of intuitive poise is indescribable and sublime.

It is not measured, and it is not exhausted. It is neither light nor heavy. ||1||Pause||

Neither lower nor upper worlds are there; neither day nor night are there.

There is no water, wind or fire; there, the True Guru is contained. ||2||

The Inaccessible and Unfathomable Lord dwells there within Himself; by Guru's Grace, He is found.

Says Kabeer, I am a sacrifice to my Guru; I remain in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. ||3||4||48||

Gauree:

With both sin and virtue, the ox of the body is purchased; the air of the breath is the capital which has appeared.

The bag on its back is filled with desire; this is how we purchase the herd. ||1||

My Lord is such a wealthy merchant!

He has made the whole world his peddler. ||1||Pause||

Sexual desire and anger are the tax-collectors, and the waves of the mind are the highway robbers.

The five elements join together and divide up their loot. This is how our herd is disposed of! ||2||

Says Kabeer, listen, O Saints: This is the state of affairs now!

Going uphill, the ox has grown weary; throwing off his load, he continues on his journey. ||3||5||49||

Gauree, Panch-Padas:

For a few short days, the soul-bride stays in her parent's house; then, she must go to her in-laws.

The blind, foolish and ignorant people do not know this. ||1||

Tell me, why is the bride wearing her ordinary clothes?

The guests have arrived at her home, and her Husband has come to take her away. ||1||Pause||

Who has lowered the rope of the breath down, into the well of the world which we see?

The rope of the breath breaks away from the pitcher of the body, and the water-carrier gets up and departs. ||2||

When the Lord and Master is kind and grants His Grace, then her affairs are all resolved.

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Then she is known as the happy soul-bride, if she contemplates the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||3||

Bound by the actions she has committed, she wanders around - see this and understand.

What can we say to her? What can the poor soul-bride do? ||4||

Disappointed and hopeless, she gets up and departs. There is no support or encouragement in her consciousness.

So remain attached to the Lord's Lotus Feet, and hurry to His Sanctuary, Kabeer! ||5||6||50||

Gauree :

The Yogi says that Yoga is good and sweet, and nothing else is, O Siblings of Destiny.

Those who shave their heads, and those who amputate their limbs, and those who utter only a single word, all say that they have attained the spiritual perfection of the Siddhas. ||1||

Without the Lord, the blind ones are deluded by doubt.

And those, to whom I go to find release - they themselves are bound by all sorts of chains. ||1||Pause||

The soul is re-absorbed into that from which it originated, when one leaves this path of errors.

The scholarly Pandits, the virtuous, the brave and the generous, all assert that they alone are great. ||2||

He alone understands, whom the Lord inspires to understand. Without understanding, what can anyone do?

Meeting the True Guru, the darkness is dispelled, and in this way, the jewel is obtained. ||3||

Give up the evil actions of your left and right hands, and grasp hold of the Feet of the Lord.

Says Kabeer, the mute has tasted the molasses, but what can he say about it if he is asked? ||4||7||51||

Raag Gauree Poorbee, Kabeer Jee:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Where something existed, now there is nothing. The five elements are no longer there.

The Ida, the Pingala and the Sushmanaa - O human being, how can the breaths through these be counted now? ||1||

The string has been broken, and the Sky of the Tenth Gate has been destroyed. Where has your speech gone?

This cynicism afflicts me, night and day; who can explain this to me and help me understand? ||1||Pause||

Where the world is - the body is not there; the mind is not there either.

The Joiner is forever unattached; now, within whom is the soul said to be contained? ||2||

By joining the elements, people cannot join them, and by breaking, they cannot be broken, until the body perishes.

Of whom is the soul the master, and of whom is it the servant? Where, and to whom does it go? ||3||

Says Kabeer, I have lovingly focused my attention on that place where the Lord dwells, day and night.

Only He Himself truly knows the secrets of His mystery; He is eternal and indestructible. ||4||1||52||

Gauree:

Let contemplation and intuitive meditation be your two ear-rings, and true wisdom your patched overcoat.

In the cave of silence, dwell in your Yogic posture; let the subjugation of desire be your spiritual path. ||1||

O my King, I am a Yogi, a hermit, a renunciate.

I do not die or suffer pain or separation. ||1||Pause||

The solar systems and galaxies are my horn; the whole world is the bag to carry my ashes.

Eliminating the three qualities and finding release from this world is my deep meditation. ||2||

My mind and breath are the two gourds of my fiddle, and the Lord of all the ages is its frame.

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The string has become steady, and it does not break; this guitar vibrates with the unstruck melody. ||3||

Hearing it, the mind is enraptured and becomes perfect; it does not waver, and it is not affected by Maya.

Says Kabeer, the bairaagee, the renunciate, who has played such a game, is not reincarnated again into the world of form and substance. ||4||2||53||

Gauree:

Nine yards, ten yards, and twenty-one yards - weave these into the full piece of cloth;

take the sixty threads and add nine joints to the seventy-two on the loom. ||1||

Life weaves itself into its patterns.

Leaving her home, the soul goes to the world of the weaver. ||1||Pause||

This cloth cannot be measured in yards or weighed with weights; its food is two and a half measures.

If it does not obtain food right away, it quarrels with the master of the house. ||2||

How many days will you sit here, in opposition to your Lord and Master? When will this opportunity come again?

Leaving his pots and pans, and the bobbins wet with his tears, the weaver soul departs in jealous anger. ||3||

The wind-pipe is empty now; the thread of the breath does not come out any longer. The thread is tangled; it has run out.

So renounce the world of form and substance while you remain here, O poor soul; says Kabeer: you must understand this! ||4||3||54||

Gauree:

When one light merges into another, what becomes of it then?

That person, within whose heart the Lord's Name does not well up - may that person burst and die! ||1||

O my dark and beautiful Lord,
my mind is attached to You. ||1||Pause||

Meeting with the Holy, the perfection of the Siddhas is obtained. What good is Yoga or indulgence in pleasures?

When the two meet together, the business is conducted, and the link with the Lord's Name is established. ||2||

People believe that this is just a song, but it is a meditation on God.

It is like the instructions given to the dying man at Benares. ||3||

Whoever sings or listens to the Lord's Name with conscious awareness

- says Kabeer, without a doubt, in the end, he obtains the highest status. ||4||1||4||55||

Gauree:

Those who try to do things by their own efforts are drowned in the terrifying world-ocean; they cannot cross over.

Those who practice religious rituals and strict self-discipline - their egotistical pride shall consume their minds. ||1||

Your Lord and Master has given you the breath of life and food to sustain you; Oh, why have you forgotten Him?

Human birth is a priceless jewel, which has been squandered in exchange for a worthless shell. ||1||Pause||

The thirst of desire and the hunger of doubt afflict you; you do not contemplate the Lord in your heart.

Intoxicated with pride, you cheat yourself; you have not enshrined the Word of the Guru's Shabad within your mind. ||2||

Those who are deluded by sensual pleasures, who are tempted by sexual delights and enjoy wine are corrupt.

But those who, through destiny and good karma, join the Society of the Saints, float over the ocean, like iron attached to wood. ||3||

I have wandered in doubt and confusion, through birth and reincarnation; now, I am so tired. I am suffering in pain and wasting away.

Says Kabeer, meeting with the Guru, I have obtained supreme joy; my love and devotion have saved me. ||4||1||5||56||

Gauree:

Like the straw figure of a female elephant, fashioned to trap the bull elephant, O crazy mind, the Lord of the Universe has staged the drama of this world.

Attracted by the lure of sexual desire, the elephant is captured, O crazy mind, and now the halter is placed around its neck. ||1||

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So escape from corruption and immerse yourself in the Lord; take this advice, O crazy mind.

You have not meditated fearlessly on the Lord, O crazy mind; you have not embarked upon the Lord's Boat. ||1||Pause||

The monkey stretches out its hand, O crazy mind, and takes a handful of corn;

now unable to escape, O crazy mind, it is made to dance door to door. ||2||

Like the parrot caught in the trap, O crazy mind, you trapped by the affairs of Maya.

Like the weak dye of the safflower, O crazy mind, so is the expanse of this world of form and substance. ||3||

There are so many holy shrines in which to bathe, O crazy mind, and so many gods to worship.

Says Kabeer, you shall not be saved like this, O crazy mind; only by serving the Lord will you find release. ||4||1||6||57||

Gauree:

Fire does not burn it, and the wind does not blow it away; thieves cannot get near it.

Accumulate the wealth of the Lord's Name; that wealth does not go anywhere. ||1||

My wealth is God, the Lord of Wealth, the Lord of the Universe, the Support of the earth: this is called the most excellent wealth.

The peace which is obtained by serving God, the Lord of the Universe - that peace cannot be found in kingdoms or power. ||1||Pause||

Shiva and Sanak, in their search for this wealth, became Udaasees, and renounced the world.

One whose mind is filled with the Lord of liberation, and whose tongue chants the Name of the Lord, shall not be caught by the noose of Death. ||2||

My own wealth is the spiritual wisdom and devotion given by the Guru; my mind is held steady in perfect neutral balance.

It is like water for the burning soul, like an anchoring support for the wandering mind; the bondage of doubt and fear is dispelled. ||3||

Says Kabeer: O you who are intoxicated with sexual desire, reflect upon this in your heart, and see.

Within your home there are hundreds of thousands, millions of horses and elephants; but within my home is the One Lord. ||4||1||7||58||

Gauree:

Like the monkey with a handful of grain, who will not let go because of greed

- just so, all the deeds committed in greed ultimately become a noose around one's neck. ||1||

Without devotional worship, human life passes away in vain.

Without the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, without vibrating and meditating on the Lord God, one does not abide in Truth. ||1||Pause||

Like the flower which blossoms in the wilderness with no one to enjoy its fragrance,

so do people wander in reincarnation; over and over again, they are destroyed by Death. ||2||

This wealth, youth, children and spouse which the Lord has given you - this is all just a passing show.

Those who are caught and entangled in these are carried away by sensual desire. ||3||

Age is the fire, and the body is the house of straw; on all four sides, this play is being played out.

Says Kabeer, to cross over the terriffying world-ocean, I have taken to the Shelter of the True Guru. ||4||1||8||59||

Gauree:

The water of the sperm is cloudy, and the egg of the ovary is crimson.

From this clay, the puppet is fashioned. ||1||
I am nothing, and nothing is mine.

This body, wealth, and all delicacies are Yours, O Lord of the Universe. ||1||Pause||

Into this clay, the breath is infused.
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By Your Power, You have set this false contrivance in motion. ||2||

Some collect hundreds of thousands of dollars,

but in the end, the pitcher of the body bursts. ||3||

Says Kabeer, that single foundation which you have laid

will be destroyed in an instant - you are so egotistical. ||4||1||9||60||

Gauree:

Just as Dhroo and Prahlaad meditated on the Lord, so should you meditate on the Lord, O my soul. ||1||

O Lord, Merciful to the meek, I have placed my faith in You;

along with all my family, I have come aboard Your boat. ||1||Pause||

When it is pleasing to Him, then He inspires us to obey the Hukam of His Command.

He causes this boat to cross over. ||2||

By Guru's Grace, such understanding is infused into me;

my comings and goings in reincarnation have ended. ||3||

Says Kabeer, meditate, vibrate upon the Lord, the Sustainer of the earth.

In this world, in the world beyond and everywhere, He alone is the Giver. ||4||2||10||61||

Gauree 9:
He leaves the womb, and comes into the world;

as soon as the air touches him, he forgets his Lord and Master. ||1||

O my soul, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

You were upside-down, living in the womb; you generated the intense meditative heat of 'tapas'.

Then, you escaped the fire of the belly. ||2||

After wandering through 8.4 million incarnations, you came.

If you stumble and fall now, you shall find no home or place of rest. ||3||

Says Kabeer, meditate, vibrate upon the Lord, the Sustainer of the earth.

He is not seen to be coming or going; He is the Knower of all. ||4||1||11||62||

Gauree Poorbee:

Don't wish for a home in heaven, and don't be afraid to live in hell.

Whatever will be will be, so don't get your hopes up in your mind. ||1||

Sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord,

from whom the most excellent treasure is obtained. ||1||Pause||

What good is chanting, penance or self-mortification? What good is fasting or cleansing baths,

unless you know the way to worship the Lord God with loving devotion? ||2||

Don't feel so delighted at the sight of wealth, and don't weep at the sight of suffering and adversity.

As is wealth, so is adversity; whatever the Lord proposes, comes to pass. ||3||

Says Kabeer, now I know that the Lord dwells within the hearts of His Saints;

that servant performs the best service, whose heart is filled with the Lord. ||4||1||12||63||

Gauree:

O my mind, even if you carry someone's burden, they don't belong to you.

This world is like the perch of the bird on the tree. ||1||

I drink in the sublime essence of the Lord.

With the taste of this essence, I have forgotten all other tastes. ||1||Pause||

Why should we weep at the death of others, when we ourselves are not permanent?

Whoever is born shall pass away; why should we cry out in grief? ||2||

We are re-absorbed into the One from whom we came; drink in the Lord's essence, and remain attached to Him.

Says Kabeer, my consciousness is filled with thoughts of remembrance of the Lord; I have become detached from the world. ||3||2||13||64||

Raag Gauree:

The bride gazes at the path, and sighs with tearful eyes.

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Her heart is not happy, but she does not retrace her steps, in hopes of seeing the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan. ||1||

So fly away, black crow,

so that I may quickly meet my Beloved Lord. ||1||Pause||

Says Kabeer, to obtain the status of eternal life, worship the Lord with devotion.

The Name of the Lord is my only Support; with my tongue, I chant the Lord's Name. ||2||1||14||65||

Raag Gauree 11:

All around, there are thick bushes of sweet basil, and there in the midst of the forest, the Lord is singing with joy.

Beholding His wondrous beauty, the milk-maid was entranced, and said, "Please don't leave me; please don't come and go!"||1||

My mind is attached to Your Feet, O Archer of the Universe;

he alone meets You, who is blessed by great good fortune. ||1||Pause||

In Brindaaban, where Krishna grazes his cows, he entices and fascinates my mind.

You are my Lord Master, the Archer of the Universe; my name is Kabeer. ||2||2||15||66||

Gauree Poorbee 12:

Many people wear various robes, but what is the use of living in the forest?

What good does it do if a man burns incense before his gods? What good does it do to dip one's body in water? ||1||

O soul, I know that I will have to depart.

You ignorant idiot: understand the Imperishable Lord.

Whatever you see, you will not see that again, but still, you cling to Maya. ||1||Pause||

The spiritual teachers, meditators and the great preachers are all engrossed in these worldly affairs.

Says Kabeer, without the Name of the One Lord, this world is blinded by Maya. ||2||1||16||67||

Gauree 12:

O people, O victims of this Maya, abandon your doubts and dance out in the open.

What sort of a hero is one who is afraid to face the battle? What sort of satee is she who, when her time comes, starts collecting her pots and pans? ||1||

Stop your wavering, O crazy people!

Now that you have taken up the challenge of death, let yourself burn and die, and attain perfection. ||1||Pause||

The world is engrossed in sexual desire, anger and Maya; in this way it is plundered and ruined.

Says Kabeer, do not forsake the Lord, your Sovereign King, the Highest of the High. ||2||2||17||68||

Gauree 13:

Your Command is upon my head, and I no longer question it.

You are the river, and You are the boatman; salvation comes from You. ||1||

O human being, embrace the Lord's meditation,

whether your Lord and Master is angry with you or in love with you. ||1||Pause||

Your Name is my Support, like the flower blossoming in the water.

Says Kabeer, I am the slave of Your home; I live or die as You will. ||2||18||69||

Gauree:

Wandering through 8.4 million incarnations, Krishna's father Nand was totally exhausted.

Because of his devotion, Krishna was incarnated in his home; how great was the good fortune of this poor man! ||1||

You say that Krishna was Nand's son, but whose son was Nand himself?

When there was no earth or ether or the ten directions, where was this Nand then? ||1||Pause||

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He does not fall into misfortune, and He does not take birth; His Name is the Immaculate Lord.

Kabeer's Lord is such a Lord and Master, who has no mother or father. ||2||19||70||

Gauree:

Slander me, slander me - go ahead, people, and slander me.

Slander is pleasing to the Lord's humble servant.

Slander is my father, slander is my mother. ||1||Pause||

If I am slandered, I go to heaven;

the wealth of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, abides within my mind.

If my heart is pure, and I am slandered,
then the slanderer washes my clothes. ||1||
One who slanders me is my friend;
the slanderer is in my thoughts.

The slanderer is the one who prevents me from being slandered.

The slanderer wishes me long life. ||2||
I have love and affection for the slanderer.
Slander is my salvation.
Slander is the best thing for servant Kabeer.

The slanderer is drowned, while I am carried across. ||3||20||71||

O my Sovereign Lord King, You are Fearless; You are the Carrier to carry us across, O my Lord King. ||1||Pause||

When I was, then You were not; now that You are, I am not.

Now, You and I have become one; seeing this, my mind is content. ||1||

When there was wisdom, how could there be strength? Now that there is wisdom, strength cannot prevail.

Says Kabeer, the Lord has taken away my wisdom, and I have attained spiritual perfection. ||2||21||72||

Gauree:

He fashioned the body chamber with six rings, and placed within it the incomparable thing.

He made the breath of life the watchman, with lock and key to protect it; the Creator did this in no time at all. ||1||

Keep your mind awake and aware now, O Sibling of Destiny.

You were careless, and you have wasted your life; your home is being plundered by thieves. ||1||Pause||

The five senses stand as guards at the gate, but now can they be trusted?

When you are conscious in your consciousness, you shall be enlightened and illuminated. ||2||

Seeing the nine openings of the body, the soul-bride is led astray; she does not obtain that incomparable thing.

Says Kabeer, the nine openings of the body are being plundered; rise up to the Tenth Gate, and discover the true essence. ||3||22||73||

Gauree:
O mother, I do not know any other, except Him.

My breath of life resides in Him, whose praises are sung by Shiva and Sanak and so many others. ||Pause||

My heart is illuminated by spiritual wisdom; meeting the Guru, I meditate in the Sky of the Tenth Gate.

The diseases of corruption, fear and bondage have run away; my mind has come to know peace in its own true home. ||1||

Imbued with a balanced single-mindedness, I know and obey God; nothing else enters my mind.

My mind has become fragrant with the scent of sandalwood; I have renounced egotistical selfishness and conceit. ||2||

That humble being, who sings and meditates on the Praises of his Lord and Master, is the dwelling-place of God.

He is blessed with great good fortune; the Lord abides in his mind. Good karma radiates from his forehead. ||3||

I have broken the bonds of Maya; the intuitive peace and poise of Shiva has dawned within me, and I am merged in oneness with the One.

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Says Kabeer, meeting the Guru, I have found absolute peace. My mind has ceased its wanderings; I am happy. ||4||23||74||

Raag Gauree Poorbee, Baawan Akhree Of Kabeer Jee:

One Universal Creator God. Truth Is The Name. Creative Being Personified. By Guru's Grace:

Through these fifty-two letters, the three worlds and all things are described.

These letters shall perish; they cannot describe the Imperishable Lord. ||1||

Wherever there is speech, there are letters.

Where there is no speech, there, the mind rests on nothing.

He is in both speech and silence.
No one can know Him as He is. ||2||

If I come to know the Lord, what can I say; what good does it do to speak?

He is contained in the seed of the banyan-tree, and yet, His expanse spreads across the three worlds. ||3||

One who knows the Lord understands His mystery, and bit by bit, the mystery disappears.

Turning away from the world, one's mind is pierced through with this mystery, and one obtains the Indestructible, Impenetrable Lord. ||4||

The Muslim knows the Muslim way of life; the Hindu knows the Vedas and Puraanas.

To instruct their minds, people ought to study some sort of spiritual wisdom. ||5||

I know only the One, the Universal Creator, the Primal Being.

I do not believe in anyone whom the Lord writes and erases.

If someone knows the One, the Universal Creator,
he shall not perish, since he knows Him. ||6||

KAKKA: When the rays of Divine Light come into the heart-lotus,

the moon-light of Maya cannot enter the basket of the mind.

And if one obtains the subtle fragrance of that spiritual flower,

he cannot describe the indescribable; he could speak, but who would understand? ||7||

KHAKHA: The mind has entered this cave.

It does not leave this cave to wander in the ten directions.

Knowing their Lord and Master, people show compassion;

then, they become immortal, and attain the state of eternal dignity. ||8||

GAGGA: One who understands the Guru's Word
does not listen to anything else.

He remains like a hermit and does not go anywhere,

when he grasps the Ungraspable Lord and dwells in the sky of the Tenth Gate. ||9||

GHAGHA: He dwells in each and every heart.

Even when the body-pitcher bursts, he does not diminish.

When someone finds the Path to the Lord within his own heart,

why should he abandon that Path to follow some other path? ||10||

NGANGA: Restrain yourself, love the Lord, and dismiss your doubts.

Even if you do not see the Path, do not run away; this is the highest wisdom. ||11||

CHACHA: He painted the great picture of the world.

Forget this picture, and remember the Painter.
This wondrous painting is now the problem.

Forget this picture and focus your consciousness on the Painter. ||12||

CHHACHHA: The Sovereign Lord of the Universe is here with you.

Why are you so unhappy? Why don't you abandon your desires?

O my mind, each and every moment I try to instruct you,

but you forsake Him, and entangle yourself with others. ||13||

JAJJA: If someone burns his body while he is still alive,

and burns away the desires of his youth, then he finds the right way.

When he burns his desire for his own wealth, and that of others,

then he finds the Divine Light. ||14||
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JHAJHA: You are entangled in the world, and you do not know how to get untangled.

You hold back in fear, and are not approved by the Lord.

Why do you talk such nonsense, trying to convince others?

Stirring up arguments, you shall only obtain more arguments. ||15||

NYANYA: He dwells near you, deep within your heart; why do you leave Him and go far away?

I searched the whole world for Him, but I found Him near myself. ||16||

TATTA: It is such a difficult path, to find Him within your own heart.

Open the doors within, and enter the Mansion of His Presence.

Beholding the Immovable Lord, you shall not slip and go anywhere else.

You shall remain firmly attached to the Lord, and your heart will be happy. ||17||

T'HAT'HA: Keep yourself far away from this mirage.

With great difficulty, I have calmed my mind.

That cheater, who cheated and devoured the whole world

- I have cheated that cheater, and my mind is now at peace. ||18||

DADDA: When the Fear of God wells up, other fears depart.

Other fears are absorbed into that Fear.

When one rejects the Fear of God, then other fears cling to him.

But if he becomes fearless, the fears of his heart run away. ||19||

DHADHA: Why do you search in other directions?

Searching for Him like this, the breath of life runs out.

When I returned after climbing the mountain,

I found Him in the fortress - the fortress which He Himself made. ||20||

NANNA: The warrior who fights on the battle-field should keep up and press on.

He should not yield, and he should not retreat.
Blessed is the coming of one

who conquers the one and renounces the many. ||21||

TATTA: The impassable world-ocean cannot be crossed over;

the body remains embroiled in the three worlds.

But when the Lord of the three worlds enters into the body,

then one's essence merges with the essence of reality, and the True Lord is attained. ||22||

T'HAT'HA: He is Unfathomable; His depths cannot be fathomed.

He is Unfathomable; this body is impermanent, and unstable.

The mortal builds his dwelling upon this tiny space;

without any pillars, he wishes to support a mansion. ||23||

DADDA: Whatever is seen shall perish.
Contemplate the One who is unseen.
When the key is inserted in the Tenth Gate,

then the Blessed Vision of the Merciful Lord's Darshan is seen. ||24||

DHADHA: When one ascends from the lower realms of the earth to the higher realms of the heavens, then everything is resolved.

The Lord dwells in both the lower and higher worlds.

Leaving the earth, the soul ascends to the heavens;

then, the lower and higher join together, and peace is obtained. ||25||

NANNA: The days and nights go by; I am looking for the Lord.

Looking for Him, my eyes have become blood-shot.

After looking and looking,when He is finally found,

then the one who was looking merges into the One who was looked for. ||26||

PAPPA: He is limitless; His limits cannot be found.

I have attuned myself to the Supreme Light.
One who controls his five senses
rises above both sin and virtue. ||27||

FAFFA: Even without the flower, the fruit is produced.

One who looks at a slice of that fruit

and reflects on it, will not be consigned to reincarnation.

A slice of that fruit slices all bodies. ||28||
BABBA: When one drop blends with another drop,
then these drops cannot be separated again.

Become the Lord's slave, and hold tight to His meditation.

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If you turn your thoughts to the Lord, the Lord will take care of you like a relative. ||29||

BHABHA: When doubt is pierced, union is achieved.

I have shattered my fear, and now I have come to have faith.

I thought that He was outside of me, but now I know that He is within me.

When I came to understand this mystery, then I recognized the Lord. ||30||

MAMMA: Clinging to the source, the mind is satisfied.

One who knows this mystery understands his own mind.

Let no one delay in uniting his mind.

Those who obtain the True Lord are immersed in delight. ||31||

MAMMA: The mortal's business is with his own mind; one who disciplines his mind attains perfection.

Only the mind can deal with the mind; says Kabeer, I have not met anything like the mind. ||32||

This mind is Shakti; this mind is Shiva.
This mind is the life of the five elements.

When this mind is channeled, and guided to enlightenment,

it can describe the secrets of the three worlds. ||33||

YAYYA: If you know anything, then destroy your evil-mindedness, and subjugate the body-village.

When you are engaged in the battle, don't run away; then, you shall be known as a spiritual hero. ||34||

RARRA: I have found tastes to be tasteless.
Becoming tasteless, I have realized that taste.
Abandoning these tastes, I have found that taste.

Drinking in that taste, this taste is no longer pleasing. ||35||

LALLA: Embrace such love for the Lord in your mind,

that you shall not have to go to any other; you shall attain the supreme truth.

And if you embrace love and affection for Him there,

then you shall obtain the Lord; obtaining Him, you shall be absorbed in His Feet. ||36||

WAWA: Time and time again, dwell upon the Lord.

Dwelling upon the Lord, defeat shall not come to you.

I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to those, who sing the praises of the Saints, the sons of the Lord.

Meeting the Lord, total Truth is obtained. ||37||

WAWA: Know Him. By knowing Him, this mortal becomes Him.

When this soul and that Lord are blended, then, having been blended, they cannot be known separately. ||38||

SASSA: Discipline your mind with sublime perfection.

Refrain from that talk which attracts the heart.
The heart is attracted, when love wells up.

The King of the three worlds is perfectly pervading and permeating there. ||39||

KHAKHA: Anyone who seeks Him, and by seeking Him, finds Him, shall not be born again.

When someone seeks Him, and comes to understand and contemplate Him,

then he crosses over the terrifying world-ocean in an instant. ||40||

SASSA: The bed of the soul-bride is adorned by her Husband Lord;

her skepticism is dispelled.

Renouncing the shallow pleasures of the world, she obtains the supreme delight.

Then, she is the soul-bride; He is called her Husband Lord. ||41||

HAHA: He exists, but He is not known to exist.

When He is known to exist, then the mind is pleased and appeased.

Of course the Lord exists, if one could only understand Him.

Then, He alone exists, and not this mortal being. ||42||

Everyone goes around saying, "I'll take this, and I'll take that."

Because of that, they suffer in terrible pain.
When someone comes to love the Lord of Lakhshmi,

his sorrow departs, and he obtains total peace. ||43||

KHAKHA: Many have wasted their lives, and then perished.

Wasting away, they do not remember the Lord, even now.

But if someone, even now, comes to know the transitory nature of the world and restrain his mind,

he shall find his permanent home, from which he was separated. ||44||

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The fifty-two letters have been joined together.
But people cannot recognize the One Word of God.
Kabeer speaks the Shabad, the Word of Truth.

One who is a Pandit, a religious scholar, must remain fearless.

It is the business of the scholarly person to join letters.

The spiritual person contemplates the essence of reality.

According to the wisdom within the mind,

says Kabeer, so does one come to understand. ||45||

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Raag Gauree, T'hitee ~ The Lunar Days Of Kabeer Jee:

Shalok:

There are fifteen lunar days, and seven days of the week.

Says Kabeer, it is neither here nor there.

When the Siddhas and seekers come to know the Lord's mystery,

they themselves become the Creator; they themselves become the Divine Lord. ||1||

T'HITEE:
On the day of the new moon, give up your hopes.

Remember the Lord, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts.

You shall attain the Gate of Liberation while yet alive.

You shall come to know the Shabad, the Word of the Fearless Lord, and the essence of your own inner being. ||1||

One who enshrines love for the Lotus Feet of the Lord of the Universe

- by the Grace of the Saints, her mind becomes pure; night and day, she remains awake and aware, singing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. ||1||Pause||

On the first day of the lunar cycle, contemplate the Beloved Lord.

He is playing within the heart; He has no body - He is Infinite.

The pain of death never consumes that person

who remains absorbed in the Primal Lord God. ||2||

On the second day of the lunar cycle, know that there are two beings within the fiber of the body.

Maya and God are blended with everything.
God does not increase or decrease.

He is unknowable and immaculate; He does not change. ||3||

On the third day of the lunar cycle, one who maintains his equilibrium amidst the three modes

finds the source of ecstasy and the highest status.

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, faith wells up.

Outwardly, and deep within, God's Light is always radiant. ||4||

On the fourth day of the lunar cycle, restrain your fickle mind,

and do not ever associate with sexual desire or anger.

On land and sea, He Himself is in Himself.
He Himself meditates and chants His Chant. ||5||

On the fifth day of the lunar cycle, the five elements expand outward.

Men are occupied in the pursuit of gold and women.

How rare are those who drink in the pure essence of the Lord's Love.

They shall never again suffer the pains of old age and death. ||6||

On the sixth day of the lunar cycle, the six chakras run in six directions.

Without enlightenment, the body does not remain steady.

So erase your duality and hold tight to forgiveness,

and you will not have to endure the torture of karma or religious rituals. ||7||

On the seventh day of the lunar cycle, know the Word as True,

and you shall be accepted by the Lord, the Supreme Soul.

Your doubts shall be eradicated, and your pains eliminated,

and in the ocean of the celestial void, you shall find peace. ||8||

On the eighth day of the lunar cycle, the body is made of the eight ingredients.

Within it is the Unknowable Lord, the King of the supreme treasure.

The Guru, who knows this spiritual wisdom, reveals the secret of this mystery.

Turning away from the world, He abides in the Unbreakable and Impenetrable Lord. ||9||

On the ninth day of the lunar cycle, discipline the nine gates of the body.

Keep your pulsating desires restrained.
Forget all your greed and emotional attachment;
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you shall live throughout the ages, eating the fruit of immortality. ||10||

On the tenth day of the lunar cycle, there is ecstasy in all directions.

Doubt is dispelled, and the Lord of the Universe is met.

He is the Embodiment of light, the incomparable essence.

He is stainless, without stain, beyond both sunshine and shade. ||11||

On the eleventh day of the lunar cycle, if you run in the direction of the One,

you will not have to suffer the pains of reincarnation again.

Your body will become cool, immaculate and pure.

The Lord was said to be far away, but He is found near at hand. ||12||

On the twelfth day of the lunar cycle, twelve suns rise.

Day and night, the celestial bugles vibrate the unstruck melody.

Then, one beholds the Father of the three worlds.

This is wonderful! The human being has become God! ||13||

On the thirteenth day of the lunar cycle, the thirteen holy books proclaim

that you must recognize the Lord in the nether regions of the underworld as well as the heavens.

There is no high or low, no honor or dishonor.
The Lord is pervading and permeating all. ||14||

On the fourteenth day of the lunar cycle, in the fourteen worlds

and on each and every hair, the Lord abides.

Center yourself and meditate on truth and contentment.

Speak the speech of God's spiritual wisdom. ||15||

On the day of the full moon, the full moon fills the heavens.

Its power is diffused through its gentle light.

In the beginning, in the end, and in the middle, God remains firm and steady.

Kabeer is immersed in the ocean of peace. ||16||

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Raag Gauree, The Seven Days Of The Week Of Kabeer Jee:

Sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord each and every day.

Meeting with the Guru, you shall come to know the mystery of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

On Sunday, begin the devotional worship of the Lord,

and restrain the desires within the temple of the body.

When your attention is focused day and night upon that imperishable place,

then the celestial flutes play the unstruck melody in tranquil peace and poise. ||1||

On Monday, the Ambrosial Nectar trickles down from the moon.

Tasting it, all poisons are removed in an instant.

Restrained by Gurbani, the mind remains indoors;
drinking in this Nectar, it is intoxicated. ||2||
On Tuesday, understand reality;
you must know the way the five thieves work.

Those who leave their own home to go out wandering

shall feel the terrible wrath of the Lord, their King. ||3||

On Wednesday, one's understanding is enlightened.

The Lord comes to dwell in the lotus of the heart.

Meeting the Guru, one comes to look alike upon pleasure and pain,

and the inverted lotus is turned upright. ||4||
On Thursday, wash off your corruption.

Forsake the trinity, and attach yourself to the One God.

At the confluence of the three rivers of knowledge, right action and devotion, there,

why not wash away your sinful mistakes? ||5||
On Friday, keep up and complete your fast;

day and night, you must fight against your own self.

If you restrain your five senses,

then you shall not cast your glance on another. ||6||

On Saturday, keep the candle of God's Light steady within your heart;

you will be enlightened, inwardly and outwardly.
All your karma will be erased. ||7||
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Know that as long as you place your hopes in others,

you shall not find the Mansion of the Lord's Presence.

When you embrace love for the Lord,

says Kabeer, then, you shall become pure in your very fiber. ||8||1||

Raag Gauree Chaytee, The Word Of Naam Dayv Jee:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

God makes even stones float.

So why shouldn't Your humble slave also float across, chanting Your Name, O Lord? ||1||Pause||

You saved the prostitute, and the ugly hunch-back; You helped the hunter and Ajaamal swim across as well.

The hunter who shot Krishna in the foot - even he was liberated.

I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to those who chant the Lord's Name. ||1||

You saved Bidur, the son of the slave-girl, and Sudama; You restored Ugrasain to his throne.

Without meditation, without penance, without a good family, without good deeds, Naam Dayv's Lord and Master saved them all. ||2||1||

Raag Gauree, Padas Of Ravi Daas Jee, Gauree Gwaarayree:

One Universal Creator God. Truth Is The Name. Creative Being Personified. By Guru's Grace:

The company I keep is wretched and low, and I am anxious day and night;

my actions are crooked, and I am of lowly birth. ||1||

O Lord, Master of the earth, Life of the soul,

please do not forget me! I am Your humble servant. ||1||Pause||

Take away my pains, and bless Your humble servant with Your Sublime Love.

I shall not leave Your Feet, even though my body may perish. ||2||

Says Ravi Daas, I seek the protection of Your Sanctuary;

please, meet Your humble servant - do not delay! ||3||1||

Baygumpura, 'the city without sorrow', is the name of the town.

There is no suffering or anxiety there.

There are no troubles or taxes on commodities there.

There is no fear, blemish or downfall there. ||1||

Now, I have found this most excellent city.

There is lasting peace and safety there, O Siblings of Destiny. ||1||Pause||

God's Kingdom is steady, stable and eternal.

There is no second or third status; all are equal there.

That city is populous and eternally famous.

Those who live there are wealthy and contented. ||2||

They stroll about freely, just as they please.

They know the Mansion of the Lord's Presence, and no one blocks their way.

Says Ravi Daas, the emancipated shoe-maker:

whoever is a citizen there, is a friend of mine. ||3||2||

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Gauree Bairaagan, Ravi Daas Jee:

The path to God is very treacherous and mountainous, and all I have is this worthless ox.

I offer this one prayer to the Lord, to preserve my capital. ||1||

Is there any merchant of the Lord to join me? My cargo is loaded, and now I am leaving. ||1||Pause||

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I am the merchant of the Lord; I deal in spiritual wisdom.

I have loaded the Wealth of the Lord's Name; the world has loaded poison. ||2||

O you who know this world and the world beyond: write whatever nonsense you please about me.

The club of the Messenger of Death shall not strike me, since I have cast off all entanglements. ||3||

Love of this world is like the pale, temporary color of the safflower.

The color of my Lord's Love, however, is permanent, like the dye of the madder plant. So says Ravi Daas, the tanner. ||4||1||

Gauree Poorbee, Ravi Daas Jee:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

The frog in the deep well knows nothing of its own country or other lands;

just so, my mind, infatuated with corruption, understands nothing about this world or the next. ||1||

O Lord of all worlds: reveal to me, even for an instant, the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. ||1||Pause||

My intellect is polluted; I cannot understand Your state, O Lord.

Take pity on me, dispel my doubts, and teach me true wisdom. ||2||

Even the great Yogis cannot describe Your Glorious Virtues; they are beyond words.

I am dedicated to Your loving devotional worship, says Ravi Daas the tanner. ||3||1||

Gauree Bairaagan:

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

In the Golden Age of Sat Yuga, was Truth; in the Silver Age of Trayta Yuga, charitable feasts; in the Brass Age of Dwaapar Yuga, there was worship.

In those three ages, people held to these three ways. But in the Iron Age of Kali Yuga, the Name of the Lord is your only Support. ||1||

How can I swim across?
No one has explained to me,

so that I might understand how I can escape reincarnation. ||1||Pause||

So many forms of religion have been described; the whole world is practicing them.

What actions will bring emancipation, and total perfection? ||2||

One may distinguish between good and evil actions, and listen to the Vedas and the Puraanas,

but doubt still persists. Skepticism continually dwells in the heart, so who can eradicate egotistical pride? ||3||

Outwardly, he washes with water, but deep within, his heart is tarnished by all sorts of vices.

So how can he become pure? His method of purification is like that of an elephant, covering himself with dust right after his bath! ||4||

With the rising of the sun, the night is brought to its end; the whole world knows this.

It is believed that with the touch of the Philosopher's Stone, copper is immediately transformed into gold. ||5||

When one meets the Supreme Philosopher's Stone, the Guru, if such pre-ordained destiny is written on one's forehead,

then the soul blends with the Supreme Soul, and the stubborn doors are opened wide. ||6||

Through the way of devotion, the intellect is imbued with Truth; doubts, entanglements and vices are cut away.

The mind is restrained, and one attains joy, contemplating the One Lord, who is both with and without qualities. ||7||

I have tried many methods, but by turning it away, the noose of doubt is not turned away.

Love and devotion have not welled up within me, and so Ravi Daas is sad and depressed. ||8||1||

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