The Guru Granth Sahib - Raag Sorat'h

Guru Nanak, Founder of Sikhism

Index of Verses

Section 13 - Raag Sorat'h - Part 001

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:
Sorat'h, First Mehl, First House, Chau-Padas:
Death comes to all, and all must suffer separation.
Go and ask the clever people, whether they shall meet in the world hereafter.
Those who forget my Lord and Master shall suffer in terrible pain. ||1||
So praise the True Lord,
by whose Grace peace ever prevails. ||Pause||
Praise Him as great; He is, and He shall ever be.
You alone are the Great Giver; mankind cannot give anything.
Whatever pleases Him, comes to pass; what good does it do to cry out in protest? ||2||
Many have proclaimed their sovereignty over millions of fortresses on the earth, but they have now departed.
And those, whom even the sky could not contain, had ropes put through their noses.
O mind, if you only knew the torment in your future, you would not relish the sweet pleasures of the present. ||3||
O Nanak, as many as are the sins one commits, so many are the chains around his neck.
If he possesses virtues, then the chains are cut away; these virtues are his brothers, his true brothers.
Going to the world hereafter, those who have no Guru are not accepted; they are beaten, and expelled. ||4||1||
Sorat'h, First Mehl, First House:
Make your mind the farmer, good deeds the farm, modesty the water, and your body the field.
Let the Lord's Name be the seed, contentment the plow, and your humble dress the fence.
Doing deeds of love, the seed shall sprout, and you shall see your home flourish. ||1||
O Baba, the wealth of Maya does not go with anyone.
This Maya has bewitched the world, but only a rare few understand this. ||Pause||
Make your ever-decreasing life your shop, and make the Lord's Name your merchandise.
Make understanding and contemplation your warehouse, and in that warehouse, store the Lord's Name.
Deal with the Lord's dealers, earn your profits, and rejoice in your mind. ||2||
Let your trade be listening to scripture, and let Truth be the horses you take to sell.
Gather up merits for your travelling expenses, and do not think of tomorrow in your mind.
When you arrive in the land of the Formless Lord, you shall find peace in the Mansion of His Presence. ||3||
Let your service be the focusing of your consciousness, and let your occupation be the placing of faith in the Naam.

Section 13 - Raag Sorat'h - Part 002

Let your work be restraint from sin; only then will people call you blessed.
O Nanak, the Lord shall look upon you with His Glance of Grace, and you shall be blessed with honor four times over. ||4||2||
Sorat'h, First Mehl, Chau-Tukas:
The son is dear to his mother and father; he is the wise son-in-law to his father-in-law.
The father is dear to his son and daughter, and the brother is very dear to his brother.
By the Order of the Lord's Command, he leaves his house and goes outside, and in an instant, everything becomes alien to him.
The self-willed manmukh does not remember the Name of the Lord, does not give in charity, and does not cleanse his consciousness; his body rolls in the dust. ||1||
The mind is comforted by the Comforter of the Naam.
I fall at the Guru's feet - I am a sacrifice to Him; He has given me to understand the true understanding. ||Pause||
The mind is impressed with the false love of the world; he quarrels with the Lord's humble servant.
Infatuated with Maya, night and day, he sees only the worldly path; he does not chant the Naam, and drinking poison, he dies.
He is imbued and infatuated with vicious talk; the Word of the Shabad does not come into his consciousness.
He is not imbued with the Lord's Love, and he is not impressed by the taste of the Name; the self-willed manmukh loses his honor. ||2||
He does not enjoy celestial peace in the Company of the Holy, and there is not even a bit of sweetness on his tongue.
He calls his mind, body and wealth his own; he has no knowledge of the Court of the Lord.
Closing his eyes, he walks in darkness; he cannot see the home of his own being, O Siblings of Destiny.
Tied up at Death's door, he finds no place of rest; he receives the rewards of his own actions. ||3||
When the Lord casts His Glance of Grace, then I see Him with my own eyes; He is indescribable, and cannot be described.
With my ears, I continually listen to the Word of the Shabad, and I praise Him; His Ambrosial Name abides within my heart.
He is Fearless, Formless and absolutely without vengeance; I am absorbed in His Perfect Light.
O Nanak, without the Guru, doubt is not dispelled; through the True Name, glorious greatness is obtained. ||4||3||
Sorat'h, First Mehl, Du-Tukas:
In the realm of land, and in the realm of water, Your seat is the chamber of the four directions.
Yours is the one and only form of the entire universe; Your mouth is the mint to fashion all. ||1||
O my Lord Master, Your play is so wonderful!
You are pervading and permeating the water, the land and the sky; You Yourself are contained in all. ||Pause||
Wherever I look, there I see Your Light, but what is Your form?
You have one form, but it is unseen; there is none like any other. ||2||
The beings born of eggs, born of the womb, born of the earth and born of sweat, all are created by You.
I have seen one glory of Yours, that You are pervading and permeating in all. ||3||
Your Glories are so numerous, and I do not know even one of them; I am such a fool - please, give me some of them!
Prays Nanak, listen, O my Lord Master: I am sinking like a stone - please, save me! ||4||4||
Sorat'h, First Mehl:
I am a wicked sinner and a great hypocrite; You are the Immaculate and Formless Lord.
Tasting the Ambrosial Nectar, I am imbued with supreme bliss; O Lord and Master, I seek Your Sanctuary. ||1||
O Creator Lord, You are the honor of the dishonored.
In my lap is the honor and glory of the wealth of the Name; I merge into the True Word of the Shabad. ||Pause||
You are perfect, while I am worthless and imperfect. You are profound, while I am trivial.

Section 13 - Raag Sorat'h - Part 003

My mind is imbued with You, day and night and morning, O Lord; my tongue chants Your Name, and my mind meditates on You. ||2||
You are True, and I am absorbed into You; through the mystery of the Shabad, I shall ultimately become True as well.
Those who are imbued with the Naam day and night are pure, while those who die to be reborn are impure. ||3||
I do not see any other like the Lord; who else should I praise? No one is equal to Him.
Prays Nanak, I am the slave of His slaves; by Guru's Instruction, I know Him. ||4||5||
Sorat'h, First Mehl:
He is unknowable, infinite, unapproachable and imperceptible. He is not subject to death or karma.
His caste is casteless; He is unborn, self-illumined, and free of doubt and desire. ||1||
I am a sacrifice to the Truest of the True.
He has no form, no color and no features; through the True Word of the Shabad, He reveals Himself. ||Pause||
He has no mother, father, sons or relatives; He is free of sexual desire; He has no wife.
He has no ancestry; He is immaculate. He is infinite and endless; O Lord, Your Light is pervading all. ||2||
Deep within each and every heart, God is hidden; His Light is in each and every heart.
The heavy doors are opened by Guru's Instructions; one becomes fearless, in the trance of deep meditation. ||3||
The Lord created all beings, and placed death over the heads of all; all the world is under His Power.
Serving the True Guru, the treasure is obtained; living the Word of the Shabad, one is emancipated. ||4||
In the pure vessel, the True Name is contained; how few are those who practice true conduct.
The individual soul is united with the Supreme Soul; Nanak seeks Your Sanctuary, Lord. ||5||6||
Sorat'h, First Mehl:
Like a fish without water is the faithless cynic, who dies of thirst.
So shall you die, O mind, without the Lord, as your breath goes in vain. ||1||
O mind, chant the Lord's Name, and praise Him.
Without the Guru, how will you obtain this juice? The Guru shall unite you with the Lord. ||Pause||
For the Gurmukh, meeting with the Society of the Saints is like making a pilgrimage to a sacred shrine.
The benefit of bathing at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage is obtained by the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan. ||2||
Like the Yogi without abstinence, and like penance without truth and contentment,
so is the body without the Lord's Name; death will slay it, because of the sin within. ||3||
The faithless cynic does not obtain the Lord's Love; the Lord's Love is obtained only through the True Guru.
One who meets with the Guru, the Giver of pleasure and pain, says Nanak, is absorbed in the Lord's Praise. ||4||7||
Sorat'h, First Mehl:
You, God, are the Giver of gifts, the Lord of perfect understanding; I am a mere beggar at Your Door.
What should I beg for? Nothing remains permanent; O Lord, please, bless me with Your Beloved Name. ||1||
In each and every heart, the Lord, the Lord of the forest, is permeating and pervading.
In the water, on the land, and in the sky, He is pervading but hidden; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, He is revealed. ||Pause||
In this world, in the nether regions of the underworld, and in the Akaashic Ethers, the Guru, the True Guru, has shown me the Lord; He has showered me with His Mercy.
He is the unborn Lord God; He is, and shall ever be. Deep within your heart, behold Him, the Destroyer of ego. ||2||

Section 13 - Raag Sorat'h - Part 004

This wretched world is caught in birth and death; in the love of duality, it has forgotten devotional worship of the Lord.
Meeting the True Guru, the Guru's Teachings are obtained; the faithless cynic loses the game of life. ||3||
Breaking my bonds, the True Guru has set me free, and I shall not be cast into the womb of reincarnation again.
O Nanak, the jewel of spiritual wisdom shines forth, and the Lord, the Formless Lord, dwells within my mind. ||4||8||
Sorat'h, First Mehl:
The treasure of the Name, for which you have come into the world - that Ambrosial Nectar is with the Guru.
Renounce costumes, disguises and clever tricks; this fruit is not obtained by duplicity. ||1||
O my mind, remain steady, and do not wander away.
By searching around on the outside, you shall only suffer great pain; the Ambrosial Nectar is found within the home of your own being. ||Pause||
Renounce corruption, and seek virtue; committing sins, you shall only come to regret and repent.
You do not know the difference between good and evil; again and again, you sink into the mud. ||2||
Within you is the great filth of greed and falsehood; why do you bother to wash your body on the outside?
Chant the Immaculate Naam, the Name of the Lord always, under Guru's Instruction; only then will your innermost being be emancipated. ||3||
Let greed and slander be far away from you, and renounce falsehood; through the True Word of the Guru's Shabad, you shall obtain the true fruit.
As it pleases You, You preserve me, Dear Lord; servant Nanak sings the Praises of Your Shabad. ||4||9||
Sorat'h, First Mehl, Panch-Padas:
You cannot save your own home from being plundered; why do you spy on the houses of others?
That Gurmukh who joins himself to the Guru's service, saves his own home, and tastes the Lord's Nectar. ||1||
O mind, you must realize what your intellect is focused on.
Forgetting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, one is involved with other tastes; the unfortunate wretch shall come to regret it in the end. ||Pause||
When things come, he is pleased, but when they go, he weeps and wails; this pain and pleasure remains attached to him.
The Lord Himself causes him to enjoy pleasure and endure pain; the Gurmukh, however, remains unaffected. ||2||
What else can be said to be above the subtle essence of the Lord? One who drinks it in is satisfied and satiated.
One who is lured by Maya loses this juice; that faithless cynic is tied to his evil-mindedness. ||3||
The Lord is the life of the mind, the Master of the breath of life; the Divine Lord is contained in the body.
If You so bless us, Lord, then we sing Your Praises; the mind is satisfied and fulfilled, lovingly attached to the Lord. ||4||
In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the subtle essence of the Lord is obtained; meeting the Guru, the fear of death departs.
O Nanak, chant the Name of the Lord, as Gurmukh; you shall obtain the Lord, and realize your pre-ordained destiny. ||5||10||
Sorat'h, First Mehl:
Destiny, pre-ordained by the Lord, looms over the heads of all beings; no one is without this pre-ordained destiny.
Only He Himself is beyond destiny; creating the creation by His creative power, He beholds it, and causes His Command to be followed. ||1||
O mind, chant the Name of the Lord, and be at peace.
Day and night, serve at the Guru's feet; the Lord is the Giver, and the Enjoyer. ||Pause||

Section 13 - Raag Sorat'h - Part 005

He is within - see Him outside as well; there is no one, other than Him.
As Gurmukh, look upon all with the single eye of equality; in each and every heart, the Divine Light is contained. ||2||
Restrain your fickle mind, and keep it steady within its own home; meeting the Guru, this understanding is obtained.
Seeing the unseen Lord, you shall be amazed and delighted; forgetting your pain, you shall be at peace. ||3||
Drinking in the ambrosial nectar, you shall attain the highest bliss, and dwell within the home of your own self.
So sing the Praises of the Lord, the Destroyer of the fear of birth and death, and you shall not be reincarnated again. ||4||
The essence, the immaculate Lord, the Light of all - I am He and He is me - there is no difference between us.
The Infinite Transcendent Lord, the Supreme Lord God - Nanak has met with Him, the Guru. ||5||11||
Sorat'h, First Mehl, Third House:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
When I am pleasing to Him, then I sing His Praises.
Singing His Praises, I receive the fruits of my rewards.
The rewards of singing His Praises are obtained when He Himself gives them. ||1||
O my mind, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the treasure is obtained;
this is why I remain immersed in the True Name. ||Pause||
When I awoke within myself to the Guru's Teachings,
then I renounced my fickle intellect.
When the Light of the Guru's Teachings dawned,
and then all darkness was dispelled. ||2||
When the mind is attached to the Guru's Feet,
then the Path of Death recedes.
Through the Fear of God, one attains the Fearless Lord;
then, one enters the home of celestial bliss. ||3||
Prays Nanak, how rare are those who reflect and understand,
the most sublime action in this world.
The noblest deed is to sing the Lord's Praises,
and so meet the Lord Himself. ||4||1||12||
Sorat'h, Third Mehl, First House:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
All of Your servants, who relish the Word of Your Shabad, serve You.
By Guru's Grace, they become pure, eradicating self-conceit from within.
Night and day, they continually sing the Glorious Praises of the True Lord; they are adorned with the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||1||
O my Lord and Master, I am Your child; I seek Your Sanctuary.
You are the One and Only Lord, the Truest of the True; You Yourself are the Destroyer of ego. ||Pause||
Those who remain wakeful obtain God; through the Word of the Shabad, they conquer their ego.
Immersed in family life, the Lord's humble servant ever remains detached; he reflects upon the essence of spiritual wisdom.
Serving the True Guru, he finds eternal peace, and he keeps the Lord enshrined in his heart. ||2||
This mind wanders in the ten directions; it is consumed by the love of duality.

Section 13 - Raag Sorat'h - Part 006

The foolish self-willed manmukh does not remember the Lord's Name; he wastes away his life in vain.
But when he meets the True Guru, then he obtains the Name; he sheds egotism and emotional attachment. ||3||
The Lord's humble servants are True - they practice Truth, and reflect upon the Word of the Guru's Shabad.
The True Lord God unites them with Himself, and they keep the True Lord enshrined in their hearts.
O Nanak, through the Name, I have obtained salvation and understanding; this alone is my wealth. ||4||1||
Sorat'h, Third Mehl:
The True Lord has blessed His devotees with the treasure of devotional worship, and the wealth of the Lord's Name.
The wealth of the Naam, shall never be exhausted; no one can estimate its worth.
With the wealth of the Naam, their faces are radiant, and they attain the True Lord. ||1||
O my mind, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, the Lord is found.
Without the Shabad, the world wanders around, and receives its punishment in the Court of the Lord. ||Pause||
Within this body dwell the five thieves: sexual desire, anger, greed, emotional attachment and egotism.
They plunder the Nectar, but the self-willed manmukh does not realize it; no one hears his complaint.
The world is blind, and its dealings are blind as well; without the Guru, there is only pitch darkness. ||2||
Indulging in egotism and possessiveness, they are ruined; when they depart, nothing goes along with them.
But one who becomes Gurmukh meditates on the Naam, and ever contemplates the Lord's Name.
Through the True Word of Gurbani, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord; blessed with the Lord's Glance of Grace, he is enraptured. ||3||
The spiritual wisdom of the True Guru is a steady light within the heart. The Lord's decree is over the heads of even kings.
Night and day, the Lord's devotees worship Him; night and day, they gather in the true profit of the Lord's Name.
O Nanak, through the Lord's Name, one is emancipated; attuned to the Shabad, he finds the Lord. ||4||2||
Sorat'h, Third Mehl:
If one becomes the slave of the Lord's slaves, then he finds the Lord, and eradicates ego from within.
The Lord of bliss is his object of devotion; night and day, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord.
Attuned to the Word of the Shabad, the Lord's devotees remain ever as one, absorbed in the Lord. ||1||
O Dear Lord, Your Glance of Grace is True.
Show mercy to Your slave, O Beloved Lord, and preserve my honor. ||Pause||
Continually praising the Word of the Shabad, I live; under Guru's Instruction, my fear has been dispelled.
My True Lord God is so beautiful! Serving the Guru, my consciousness is focused on Him.
One who chants the True Word of the Shabad, and the Truest of the True, the Word of His Bani, remains wakeful, day and night. ||2||
He is so very deep and profound, the Giver of eternal peace; no one can find His limit.
Serving the Perfect Guru, one becomes carefree, enshrining the Lord within the mind.
The mind and body become immaculately pure, and a lasting peace fills the heart; doubt is eradicated from within. ||3||
The Way of the Lord is always such a difficult path; only a few find it, contemplating the Guru.
Imbued with the Lord's Love, and intoxicated with the Shabad, he renounces ego and corruption.
O Nanak, imbued with the Naam, and the Love of the One Lord, he is embellished with the Word of the Shabad. ||4||3||

Section 13 - Raag Sorat'h - Part 007

Sorat'h, Third Mehl:
Dear Beloved Lord, I praise You continually, as long as there is the breath within my body.
If I were to forget You, for a moment, even for an instant, O Lord Master, it would be like fifty years for me.
I was always such a fool and an idiot, O Siblings of Destiny, but now, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, my mind is enlightened. ||1||
Dear Lord, You Yourself bestow understanding.
Dear Lord, I am forever a sacrifice to You; I am dedicated and devoted to Your Name. ||Pause||
I have died in the Word of the Shabad, and through the Shabad, I am dead while yet alive, O Siblings of Destiny; through the Shabad, I have been liberated.
Through the Shabad, my mind and body have been purified, and the Lord has come to dwell within my mind.
The Guru is the Giver of the Shabad; my mind is imbued with it, and I remain absorbed in the Lord. ||2||
Those who do not know the Shabad are blind and deaf; why did they even bother to come into the world?
They do not obtain the subtle essence of the Lord's elixir; they waste away their lives, and are reincarnated over and over again.
The blind, idiotic, self-willed manmukhs are like maggots in manure, and in manure they rot away. ||3||
The Lord Himself creates us, watches over us, and places us on the Path, O Siblings of Destiny; there is no one other than Him.
No one can erase that which is pre-ordained, O Siblings of Destiny; whatever the Creator wills, comes to pass.
O Nanak, the Naam, the Name of the Lord, abides deep within the mind; O Siblings of Destiny, there is no other at all. ||4||4||
Sorat'h, Third Mehl:
The Gurmukhs practice devotional worship, and become pleasing to God; night and day, they chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
You Yourself protect and take care of Your devotees, who are pleasing to Your Mind.
You are the Giver of virtue, realized through the Word of Your Shabad. Uttering Your Glories, we merge with You, O Glorious Lord. ||1||
O my mind, remember always the Dear Lord.
At the very last moment, He alone shall be your best friend; He shall always stand by you. ||Pause||
The gathering of the wicked enemies shall always practice falsehood; they do not contemplate understanding.
Who can obtain fruit from the slander of evil enemies? Remember that Harnaakhash was torn apart by the Lord's claws.
Prahlaad, the Lord's humble servant, constantly sang the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and the Dear Lord saved him. ||2||
The self-willed manmukhs see themselves as being very virtuous; they have absolutely no understanding at all.
They indulge in slander of the humble spiritual people; they waste their lives away, and then they have to depart.
They never think of the Lord's Name, and in the end, they depart, regretting and repenting. ||3||
The Lord makes the lives of His devotees fruitful; He Himself links them to the Guru's service.
Imbued with the Word of the Shabad, and intoxicated with celestial bliss, night and day, they sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.
Slave Nanak utters this prayer: O Lord, please, let me fall at their feet. ||4||5||
Sorat'h, Third Mehl:
He alone is a Sikh, a friend, a relative and a sibling, who walks in the Way of the Guru's Will.
One who walks according to his own will, O Siblings of Destiny, suffers separation from the Lord, and shall be punished.
Without the True Guru, peace is never obtained, O Siblings of Destiny; again and again, he regrets and repents. ||1||
The Lord's slaves are happy, O Siblings of Destiny.

Section 13 - Raag Sorat'h - Part 008

The sins and sorrows of countless lifetimes are eradicated; the Lord Himself unites them in His Union. ||Pause||
All of these relatives are like chains upon the soul, O Siblings of Destiny; the world is deluded by doubt.
Without the Guru, the chains cannot be broken; the Gurmukhs find the door of salvation.
One who performs rituals without realizing the Word of the Guru's Shabad, shall die and be reborn, again and again. ||2||
The world is entangled in egotism and possessiveness, O Siblings of Destiny, but no one belongs to anyone else.
The Gurmukhs attain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence, singing the Glories of the Lord; they dwell in the home of their own inner being.
One who understands here, realizes himself; the Lord God belongs to him. ||3||
The True Guru is forever merciful, O Siblings of Destiny; without good destiny, what can anyone obtain?
He looks alike upon all with His Glance of Grace, but people receive the fruits of their rewards according to their love for the Lord.
O Nanak, when the Naam, the Name of the Lord, comes to dwell within the mind, then self-conceit is eradicated from within. ||4||6||
Sorat'h, Third Mehl, Chau-Tukas:
True devotional worship is obtained only through the True Guru, when the True Word of His Bani is in the heart.
Serving the True Guru, eternal peace is obtained; egotism is obliterated through the Word of the Shabad.
Without the Guru, there is no true devotion; otherwise, people wander around, deluded by ignorance.
The self-willed manmukhs wander around, suffering in constant pain; they drown and die, even without water. ||1||
O Siblings of Destiny, remain forever in the Lord's Sanctuary, under His Protection.
Bestowing His Glance of Grace, He preserves our honor, and blesses us with the glory of the Lord's Name. ||Pause||
Through the Perfect Guru, one comes to understand himself, contemplating the True Word of the Shabad.
The Lord, the Life of the world, ever abides in his heart, and he renounces sexual desire, anger and egotism.
The Lord is ever-present, permeating and pervading all places; the Name of the Infinite Lord is enshrined within the heart.
Throughout the ages, through the Word of His Bani, His Shabad is realized, and the Name becomes so sweet and beloved to the mind. ||2||
Serving the Guru, one realizes the Naam, the Name of the Lord; fruitful is his life, and his coming into the world.
Tasting the sublime elixir of the Lord, his mind is satisfied and satiated forever; singing the Glories of the Glorious Lord, he is fulfilled and satisfied.
The lotus of his heart blossoms forth, he is ever imbued with the Lord's Love, and the unstruck melody of the Shabad resounds within him.
His body and mind become immaculately pure; his speech becomes immaculate as well, and he merges in the Truest of the True. ||3||
No one knows the state of the Lord's Name; through the Guru's Teachings, it comes to abide in the heart.
One who becomes Gurmukh, understands the Path; his tongue savors the sublime essence of the Lord's Nectar.
Meditation, austere self-discipline and self-restraint are all obtained from the Guru; the Naam, the Name of the Lord, comes to abide within the heart.
O Nanak, those humble beings who praise the Naam are beautiful; they are honored in the Court of the True Lord. ||4||7||
Sorat'h, Third Mehl, Du-Tukas:
Meeting the True Guru, one turns away from the world, O Siblings of Destiny; when he remains dead while yet alive, he obtains true understanding.
He alone is the Guru, and he alone is a Sikh, O Siblings of Destiny, whose light merges in the Light. ||1||
O my mind, be lovingly attuned to the Name of the Lord, Har, Har.
Chanting the Name of the Lord, it seems so sweet to the mind, O Siblings of Destiny; the Gurmukhs obtain a place in the Court of the Lord. ||Pause||

Section 13 - Raag Sorat'h - Part 009

Without the Guru, love for the Lord does not well up, O Siblings of Destiny; the self-willed manmukhs are engrossed in the love of duality.
Actions performed by the manmukh are like the threshing of the chaff - they obtain nothing for their efforts. ||2||
Meeting the Guru, the Naam comes to permeate the mind, O Siblings of Destiny, with true love and affection.
He always sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, O Siblings of Destiny, with infinite love for the Guru. ||3||
How blessed and approved is his coming into the world, O Siblings of Destiny, who focuses his mind on serving the Guru.
O Nanak, the Name of the Lord is obtained, O Siblings of Destiny, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, and we merge with the Lord. ||4||8||
Sorat'h, Third Mehl, First House:
The three worlds are entangled in the three qualities, O Siblings of Destiny; the Guru imparts understanding.
Attached to the Lord's Name, one is emancipated, O Siblings of Destiny; go and ask the wise ones about this. ||1||
O mind, renounce the three qualities, and focus your consciousness on the fourth state.
The Dear Lord abides in the mind, O Siblings of Destiny; ever sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||Pause||
From the Naam, everyone originated, O Siblings of Destiny; forgetting the Naam, they die away.
The ignorant world is blind, O Siblings of Destiny; those who sleep are plundered. ||2||
Those Gurmukhs who remain awake are saved, O Siblings of Destiny; they cross over the terrifying world-ocean.
In this world, the Name of the Lord is the true profit, O Siblings of Destiny; keep it enshrined within your heart. ||3||
In the Guru's Sanctuary, O Siblings of Destiny, you shall be saved; be lovingly attuned to the Lord's Name.
O Nanak, the Name of the Lord is the boat, and the Name is the raft, O Siblings of Destiny; setting out on it, the Lord's humble servant crosses over the world-ocean. ||4||9||
Sorat'h, Third Mehl, First House:
The True Guru is the ocean of peace in the world; there is no other place of rest and peace.
The world is afflicted with the painful disease of egotism; dying, only to be reborn, it cries out in pain. ||1||
O mind, serve the True Guru, and obtain peace.
If you serve the True Guru, you shall find peace; otherwise, you shall depart, after wasting away your life in vain. ||Pause||
Led around by the three qualities, he does many deeds, but he does not come to taste and savor the subtle essence of the Lord.
He says his evening prayers, and makes offerings of water, and recites his morning prayers, but without true understanding, he still suffers in pain. ||2||
One who serves the True Guru is very fortunate; as the Lord so wills, he meets with the Guru.
Drinking in the sublime essence of the Lord, His humble servants remain ever satisfied; they eradicate self-conceit from within themselves. ||3||
This world is blind, and all act blindly; without the Guru, no one finds the Path.
O Nanak, meeting with the True Guru, one sees with his eyes, and finds the True Lord within the home of his own being. ||4||10||
Sorat'h, Third Mehl:
Without serving the True Guru, he suffers in terrible pain, and throughout the four ages, he wanders aimlessly.
I am poor and meek, and throughout the ages, You are the Great Giver - please, grant me the understanding of the Shabad. ||1||
O Dear Beloved Lord, please show mercy to me.
Unite me in the Union of the True Guru, the Great Giver, and give me the support of the Lord's Name. ||Pause||
Conquering my desires and duality, I have merged in celestial peace, and I have found the Naam, the Name of the Infinite Lord.
I have tasted the sublime essence of the Lord, and my soul has become immaculately pure; the Lord is the Destroyer of sins. ||2||

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Dying in the Word of the Shabad, you shall live forever, and you shall never die again.
The Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam is ever-sweet to the mind; but how few are those who obtain the Shabad. ||3||
The Great Giver keeps His Gifts in His Hand; He gives them to those with whom He is pleased.
O Nanak, imbued with the Naam, they find peace, and in the Court of the Lord, they are exalted. ||4||11||
Sorat'h, Third Mehl:
Serving the True Guru, the divine melody wells up within, and one is blessed with wisdom and salvation.
The True Name of the Lord comes to abide in the mind, and through the Name, one merges in the Name. ||1||
Without the True Guru, the whole world is insane.
The blind, self-willed manmukhs do not realize the Word of the Shabad; they are deluded by false doubts. ||Pause||
The three-faced Maya had led them astray in doubt, and they are snared by the noose of egotism.
Birth and death hang over their heads, and being reborn from the womb, they suffer in pain. ||2||
The three qualities permeate the whole world; acting in ego, it loses its honor.
But one who becomes Gurmukh comes to realize the fourth state of celestial bliss; he finds peace through the Name of the Lord. ||3||
The three qualities are all Yours, O Lord; You Yourself created them. Whatever You do, comes to pass.
O Nanak, through the Lord's Name, one is emancipated; through the Shabad, he is rid of egotism. ||4||12||
Sorat'h, Fourth Mehl, First House:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
My Beloved Lord Himself pervades and permeates all; He Himself is, all by Himself.
My Beloved Himself is the trader in this world; He Himself is the true banker.
My Beloved Himself is the trade and the trader; He Himself is the true credit. ||1||
O mind, meditate on the Lord, Har, Har, and praise His Name.
By Guru's Grace, the Beloved, Ambrosial, unapproachable and unfathomable Lord is obtained. ||Pause||
The Beloved Himself sees and hears everything; He Himself speaks through the mouths of all beings.
The Beloved Himself leads us into the wilderness, and He Himself shows us the Way.
The Beloved Himself is Himself all-in-all; He Himself is carefree. ||2||
The Beloved Himself, all by Himself, created everything; He Himself links all to their tasks.
The Beloved Himself creates the Creation, and He Himself destroys it.
He Himself is the wharf, and He Himself is the ferryman, who ferries us across. ||3||
The Beloved Himself is the ocean, and the boat; He Himself is the Guru, the boatman who steers it
. The Beloved Himself sets sail and crosses over; He, the King, beholds His wondrous play.
The Beloved Himself is the Merciful Master; O servant Nanak, He forgives and blends with Himself. ||4||1||
Sorat'h, Fourth Mehl:
He Himself is born of the egg, from the womb, from sweat and from the earth; He Himself is the continents and all the worlds.
He Himself is the thread, and He Himself is the many beads; through His Almighty Power, He has strung the worlds.

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He holds the thread, and when He withdraws the thread, the beads scatter into heaps. ||1||
O my mind, there is no other than the Lord for me.
The treasure of the Beloved Naam is within the True Guru; in His Mercy, he pours the Ambrosial Nectar into my mouth. ||Pause||
The Beloved Himself is in all the oceans and lands; whatever God does, comes to pass.
The Beloved brings nourishment to all; there is no other than Him.
The Beloved Himself plays, and whatever He Himself does, comes to pass. ||2||
The Beloved Himself, all by Himself, is immaculate and pure; He Himself is immaculate and pure.
The Beloved Himself determines the value of all; whatever He does comes to pass.
The Beloved Himself is unseen - He cannot be seen; He Himself causes us to see. ||3||
The Beloved Himself is deep and profound and unfathomable; there is no other as great as He.
The Beloved Himself enjoys every heart; He is contained within every woman and man.
O Nanak, the Beloved is pervading everywhere, but He is hidden; through the Guru, He is revealed. ||4||2||
Sorat'h, Fourth Mehl:
He Himself, the Beloved, is Himself all-in-all; He Himself establishes and disestablishes.
The Beloved Himself beholds, and rejoices; God Himself works wonders, and beholds them.
The Beloved Himself is contained in all the woods and meadows; as Gurmukh, He reveals Himself. ||1||
Meditate, O mind, on the Lord, Har, Har; through the sublime essence of Lord's Name, you shall be satisfied.
The Ambrosial Nectar of the Naam, is the sweetest juice; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, its taste is revealed. ||Pause||
The Beloved is Himself the place of pilgrimage and the raft; God Himself ferries Himself across.
The Beloved Himself casts the net over all the world; the Lord Himself is the fish.
The Beloved Himself is infallible; He makes no mistakes. There is no other like Him to be seen. ||2||
The Beloved Himself is the Yogi's horn, and the sound current of the Naad; He Himself plays the tune.
The Beloved Himself is the Yogi, the Primal Being; He Himself practices intense meditation.
He Himself is the True Guru, and He Himself is the disciple; God Himself imparts the Teachings. ||3||
The Beloved Himself inspires us to chant His Name, and He Himself practices meditation.
The Beloved Himself is the Ambrosial Nectar; He Himself is the juice of it.
The Beloved Himself praises Himself; servant Nanak is satisfied, with the sublime essence of the Lord. ||4||3||
Sorat'h, Fourth Mehl:
God Himself is the balance scale, He Himself is the weigher, and He Himself weighs with the weights.
He Himself is the banker, He Himself is the trader, and He Himself makes the trades.
The Beloved Himself fashioned the world, and He Himself counter-balances it with a gram. ||1||
My mind meditates on the Lord, Har, Har, and finds peace.
The Name of the Beloved Lord, Har, Har, is a treasure; the Perfect Guru has made it seem sweet to me. ||Pause||
The Beloved Himself is the earth, and He Himself is the water; He Himself acts, and causes others to act.
The Beloved Himself issues His Commands, and keeps the water and the land bound down.
The Beloved Himself instills the Fear of God; He binds the tiger and the goat together. ||2||

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The Beloved Lord Himself is the firewood, and He Himself keeps the fire within the wood.
The Beloved Lord Himself, all by Himself, permeates them, and because of the Fear of God, the fire cannot burn the wood.
The Beloved Himself kills and revives; all draw the breath of life, given by Him. ||3||
The Beloved Himself is power and presence; He Himself engages us in our work.
As the Beloved makes me walk, I walk, as it pleases my Lord God.
The Beloved Himself is the musician, and the musical instrument; servant Nanak vibrates His vibration. ||4||4||
Sorat'h, Fourth Mehl:
The Beloved Himself created the Universe; He made the light of the sun and the moon.
The Beloved Himself is the power of the powerless; He Himself is the honor of the dishonored.
The Beloved Himself grants His Grace and protects us; He Himself is wise and all-knowing. ||1||
O my mind, chant the Name of the Lord, and receive His Insignia.
Join the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, and meditate on the Lord, Har, Har; you shall not have to come and go in reincarnation again. ||Pause||
The Beloved Himself pervades His Glorious Praises, and He Himself approves them.
The Beloved Himself grants His forgiveness, and He Himself bestows the Insignia of Truth.
The Beloved Himself obeys His Will, and He Himself issues His Command. ||2||
The Beloved Himself is the treasure of devotion; He Himself gives His gifts.
The Beloved Himself commits some to His service, and He Himself blesses them with honor.
The Beloved Himself is absorbed in Samaadhi; He Himself is the treasure of excellence. ||3||
The Beloved Himself is the greatest; He Himself is supreme.
The Beloved Himself appraises the value; He Himself is the scale, and the weights.
The Beloved Himself is unweighable - He weighs Himself; servant Nanak is forever a sacrifice to Him. ||4||5||
Sorat'h, Fourth Mehl:
The Beloved Himself commits some to His service; He Himself blesses them with the joy of devotional worship.
The Beloved Himself causes us to sing His Glorious Praises; He Himself is absorbed in the Word of His Shabad.
He Himself is the pen, and He Himself is the scribe; He Himself inscribes His inscription. ||1||
O my mind, joyfully chant the Name of the Lord.
Those very fortunate ones are in ecstasy night and day; through the Perfect Guru, they obtain the profit of the Lord's Name. ||Pause||
The Beloved Himself is the milk-maid and Krishna; He Himself herds the cows in the woods.
The Beloved Himself is the blue-skinned, handsome one; He Himself plays on His flute.
The Beloved Himself took the form of a child, and destroyed Kuwalia-peer, the mad elephant. ||2||
The Beloved Himself sets the stage; He performs the plays, and He Himself watches them.
The Beloved Himself assumed the form of the child, and killed the demons Chandoor, Kansa and Kaysee.
The Beloved Himself, by Himself, is the embodiment of power; He shatters the power of the fools and idiots. ||3||
The Beloved Himself created the whole world. In His hands He holds the power of the ages.

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The Beloved Himself puts the chains around their necks; as God pulls them, must they go.
Whoever harbors pride shall be destroyed, O Beloved; meditating on the Lord, Nanak is absorbed in devotional worship. ||4||6||
Sorat'h, Fourth Mehl, Du-Tukas:
Separated from the Lord for countless lifetimes, the self-willed manmukh suffers in pain, engaged in acts of egotism.
Beholding the Holy Saint, I found God; O Lord of the Universe, I seek Your Sanctuary. ||1||
The Love of God is very dear to me.
When I joined the Sat Sangat, the Company of the Holy People, the Lord, the embodiment of peace, came into my heart. ||Pause||
You dwell, hidden, within my heart day and night, Lord; but the poor fools do not understand Your Love.
Meeting with the Almighty True Guru, God was revealed to me; I sing His Glorious Praises, and reflect upon His Glories. ||2||
As Gurmukh, I have become enlightened; peace has come, and evil-mindedness has been dispelled from my mind.
Understanding the relationship of the individual soul with God, I have found peace, in Your Sat Sangat, Your True Congregation, O Lord. ||3||
Those who are blessed by Your Kind Mercy, meet the Almighty Lord, and find the Guru.
Nanak has found the immeasurable, celestial peace; night and day, he remains awake to the Lord, the Master of the Forest of the Universe. ||4||7||
Sorat'h, Fourth Mehl:
The inner depths of my mind are pierced by love for the Lord; I cannot live without the Lord.
Just as the fish dies without water, I die without the Lord's Name. ||1||
O my God, please bless me with the water of Your Name.
I beg for Your Name, deep within myself, day and night; through the Name, I find peace. ||Pause||
The song-bird cries out for lack of water - without water, its thirst cannot be quenched.
The Gurmukh obtains the water of celestial bliss, and is rejuvenated, blossoming forth through the blessed Love of the Lord. ||2||
The self-willed manmukhs are hungry, wandering around in the ten directions; without the Name, they suffer in pain.
They are born, only to die, and enter into reincarnation again; in the Court of the Lord, they are punished. ||3||
But if the Lord shows His Mercy, then one comes to sing His Glorious Praises; deep within the nucleus of his own self, he finds the sublime essence of the Lord's elixir.
The Lord has become Merciful to meek Nanak, and through the Word of the Shabad, his desires are quenched. ||4||8||
Sorat'h, Fourth Mehl, Panch-Padas:
If one eats the uneatable, then he becomes a Siddha, a being of perfect spirituality; through this perfection, he obtains wisdom.
When the arrow of the Lord's Love pierces his body, then his doubt is eradicated. ||1||
O my Lord of the Universe, please bless Your humble servant with glory.
Under Guru's Instructions, enlighten me with the Lord's Name, that I may dwell forever in Your Sanctuary. ||Pause||
This whole world is engrossed in coming and going; O my foolish and ignorant mind, be mindful of the Lord.
O Dear Lord, please, take pity upon me, and unite me with the Guru, that I may merge in the Lord's Name. ||2||
Only one who has it knows God; he alone has it, to whom God has given it - so very beautiful, unapproachable and unfathomable. Through the Perfect Guru, the unknowable is known. ||3||
Only one who tastes it knows it, like the mute, who tastes the sweet candy, but cannot speak of it.

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The jewel is concealed, but it is not concealed, even though one may try to conceal it. ||4||
Everything is Yours, O Inner-knower, Searcher of hearts; You are the Lord God of all.
He alone receives the gift, unto whom You give it; O servant Nanak, there is no one else. ||5||9||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl, First House, Ti-Tukas:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
Who should I ask? Who should I worship? All were created by Him.
Whoever appears to be the greatest of the great, shall ultimately be mixed with the dust.
The Fearless, Formless Lord, the Destroyer of Fear bestows all comforts, and the nine treasures. ||1||
O Dear Lord, Your gifts alone satisfy me.
Why should I praise the poor helpless man? Why should I feel subservient to him? ||Pause||
All things come to one who meditates on the Lord; the Lord satisfies his hunger.
The Lord, the Giver of peace, bestows such wealth, that it can never be exhausted.
I am in ecstasy, absorbed in celestial peace; the True Guru has united me in His Union. ||2||
O mind, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord; worship the Naam, night and day, and recite the Naam.
Listen to the Teachings of the Holy Saints, and all fear of death will be dispelled.
Those blessed by God's Grace are attached to the Word of the Guru's Bani. ||3||
Who can estimate Your worth, God? You are kind and compassionate to all beings.
Everything which You do, prevails; I am just a poor child - what can I do?
Protect and preserve Your servant Nanak; be kind to him, like a father to his son. ||4||1||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl, First House, Chau-Tukas:
Praise the Guru, and the Lord of the Universe, O Siblings of Destiny; enshrine Him in your mind, body and heart.
Let the True Lord and Master abide in your mind, O Siblings of Destiny; this is the most excellent way of life.
Those bodies, in which the Name of the Lord does not well up, O Siblings of Destiny - those bodies are reduced to ashes.
I am a sacrifice to the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, O Siblings of Destiny; they take the Support of the One and Only Lord. ||1||
So worship and adore that True Lord, O Siblings of Destiny; He alone does everything.
The Perfect Guru has taught me, O Siblings of Destiny, that without Him, there is no other at all. ||Pause||
Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, they putrefy and die, O Siblings of Destiny; their numbers cannot be counted.
Without Truth, purity cannot be achieved, O Siblings of Destiny; the Lord is true and unfathomable.
Coming and going do not end, O Siblings of Destiny; pride in worldly valuables is false.
The Gurmukh saves millions of people, O Siblings of Destiny, blessing them with even a particle of the Name. ||2||
I have searched through the Simritees and the Shaastras, O Siblings of Destiny - without the True Guru, doubt does not depart.
They are so tired of performing their many deeds, O Siblings of Destiny, but they fall into bondage again and again.
I have searched in the four directions, O Siblings of Destiny, but without the True Guru, there is no place at all.

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By great good fortune, I found the Guru, O Siblings of Destiny, and I meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. ||3||
The Truth is forever pure, O Siblings of Destiny; those who are true are pure.
When the Lord bestows His Glance of Grace, O Siblings of Destiny, then one obtains Him.
Among millions, O Siblings of Destiny, hardly one humble servant of the Lord is found.
Nanak is imbued with the True Name, O Siblings of Destiny; hearing it, the mind and body become immaculately pure. ||4||2||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl, Du-Tukas:
As long as this person believes in love and hate, it is difficult for him to meet the Lord.
As long as he discriminates between himself and others, he will distance himself from the Lord. ||1||
O Lord, grant me such understanding,
that I might serve the Holy Saints, and seek the protection of their feet, and not forget them, for a moment, even an instant. ||Pause||
O foolish, thoughtless and fickle mind, such understanding did not come into your heart.
Renouncing the Lord of Life, you have become engrossed in other things, and you are involved with your enemies. ||2||
Sorrow does not afflict one who does not harbor self-conceit; in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I have attained this understanding.
Know that the babbling of the faithless cynic is like wind passing by. ||3||
This mind is inundated by millions of sins - what can I say?
Nanak, Your humble servant has come to Your Sanctuary, God; please, erase all his accounts. ||4||3||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Children, spouses, men and women in one's household, are all bound by Maya.
At the very last moment, none of them shall stand by you; their love is totally false. ||1||
O man, why do you pamper your body so?
It shall disperse like a cloud of smoke; vibrate upon the One, the Beloved Lord. ||Pause||
There are three ways in which the body can be consumed - it can be thrown into water, given to the dogs, or cremated to ashes.
He considers himself to be immortal; he sits in his home, and forgets the Lord, the Cause of causes. ||2||
In various ways, the Lord has fashioned the beads, and strung them on a slender thread.
The thread shall break, O wretched man, and then, you shall repent and regret. ||3||
He created you, and after creating you, He adorned you - meditate on Him day and night.
God has showered His Mercy upon servant Nanak; I hold tight to the Support of the True Guru. ||4||4||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
I met the True Guru, by great good fortune, and my mind has been enlightened.
No one else can equal me, because I have the loving support of my Lord and Master. ||1||
I am a sacrifice to my True Guru.
I am at peace in this world, and I shall be in celestial peace in the next; my home is filled with bliss. ||Pause||
He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, the Creator, my Lord and Master.
I have become fearless, attached to the Guru's feet; I take the Support of the Name of the One Lord. ||2||
Fruitful is the Blessed Vision of His Darshan; the Form of God is deathless; He is and shall always be.
He hugs His humble servants close, and protects and preserves them; their love for Him is sweet to Him. ||3||
Great is His glorious greatness, and wondrous is His magnificence; through Him, all affairs are resolved.

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Nanak has met with the Perfect Guru; all his sorrows have been dispelled. ||4||5||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
To the happy person, everyone seems happy; to the sick person, everyone seems sick.
The Lord and Master acts, and causes us to act; union is in His Hands. ||1||
O my mind, no one appears to be mistaken, to one who has dispelled his own doubts; he realizes that everyone is God. ||Pause||
One whose mind is comforted in the Society of the Saints, believes that all are joyful.
One whose mind is afflicted by the disease of egotism, cries out in birth and death. ||2||
Everything is clear to one whose eyes are blessed with the ointment of spiritual wisdom.
In the darkness of spiritual ignorance, he sees nothing at all; he wanders around in reincarnation, over and over again. ||3||
Hear my prayer, O Lord and Master; Nanak begs for this happiness:
whereever Your Holy Saints sing the Kirtan of Your Praises, let my mind be attached to that place. ||4||6||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
My body belongs to the Saints, my wealth belongs to the Saints, and my mind belongs to the Saints.
By the Grace of the Saints, I meditate on the Lord's Name, and then, all comforts come to me. ||1||
Without the Saints, there are no other givers.
Whoever takes to the Sanctuary of the Holy Saints, is carried across. ||Pause||
Millions of sins are erased by serving the humble Saints, and singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord with love.
One finds peace in this world, and one's face is radiant in the next world, by associating with the humble Saints, through great good fortune. ||2||
I have only one tongue, and the Lord's humble servant is filled with countless virtues; how can I sing his praises?
The inaccessible, unapproachable and eternally unchanging Lord is obtained in the Sanctuary of the Saints. ||3||
I am worthless, lowly, without friends or support, and full of sins; I long for the Shelter of the Saints.
I am drowning in the deep, dark pit of household attachments - please save me, Lord! ||4||7||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl, First House:
O Creator Lord, You fulfill the desires of those, within whose heart You abide.
Your slaves do not forget You; the dust of Your feet is pleasing to their minds. ||1||
Your Unspoken Speech cannot be spoken.
O treasure of excellence, Giver of peace, Lord and Master, Your greatness is the highest of all. ||Pause||
The mortal does those deeds, and those alone, which You ordained by destiny.
Your servant, whom You bless with Your service, is satisfied and fulfilled, beholding the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. ||2||
You are contained in all, but he alone realizes this, whom You bless with understanding.
By Guru's Grace, his spiritual ignorance is dispelled, and he is respected everywhere. ||3||
He alone is spiritually enlightened, he alone is a meditator, and he alone is a man of good nature.
Says Nanak, one unto whom the Lord becomes Merciful, does not forget the Lord from his mind. ||4||8||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The whole creation is engrossed in emotional attachment; sometimes, one is high, and at other times, low.
No one can be purified by any rituals or devices; they cannot reach their goal. ||1||

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O my mind, emancipation is attained in the Sanctuary of the Holy Saints.
Without the Perfect Guru, births and deaths do not cease, and one comes and goes, over and over again. ||Pause||
The whole world is entangled in what is called the delusion of doubt.
The perfect devotee of the Primal Lord God remains detached from everything. ||2||
Don't indulge in slander for any reason, for everything is the creation of the Lord and Master.
One who is blessed with the Mercy of my God, dwells on the Name in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. ||3||
The Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord, the True Guru, saves all.
Says Nanak, without the Guru, no one crosses over; this is the perfect essence of all contemplation. ||4||9||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
I have searched and searched and searched, and found that the Lord's Name is the most sublime reality.
Contemplating it for even an instant, sins are erased; the Gurmukh is carried across and saved. ||1||
Drink in the sublime essence of the Lord's Name, O man of spiritual wisdom.
Listening to the Ambrosial Words of the Holy Saints, the mind finds absolute fulfillment and satisfaction. ||Pause||
Liberation, pleasures, and the true way of life are obtained from the Lord, the Giver of all peace.
The Perfect Lord, the Architect of Destiny, blesses His slave with the gift of devotional worship. ||2||
Hear with your ears, and sing with your tongue, and meditate within your heart on Him.
The Lord and Master is all-powerful, the Cause of causes; without Him, there is nothing at all. ||3||
By great good fortune, I have obtained the jewel of human life; have mercy on me, O Merciful Lord.
In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and contemplates Him forever in meditation. ||4||10||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
After taking your cleansing bath, remember your God in meditation, and your mind and body shall be free of disease.
Millions of obstacles are removed, in the Sanctuary of God, and good fortune dawns. ||1||
The Word of God's Bani, and His Shabad, are the best utterances.
So constantly sing them, listen to them, and read them, O Siblings of Destiny, and the Perfect Guru shall save you. ||Pause||
The glorious greatness of the True Lord is immeasurable; the Merciful Lord is the Lover of His devotees.
He has preserved the honor of His Saints; from the very beginning of time, His Nature is to cherish them. ||2||
So eat the Ambrosial Name of the Lord as your food; put it into your mouth at all times.
The pains of old age and death shall all depart, when you constantly sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. ||3||
My Lord and Master has heard my prayer, and all my affairs have been resolved.
The glorious greatness of Guru Nanak is manifest, throughout all the ages. ||4||11||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl, Second House, Chau-Padas:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
The One God is our father; we are the children of the One God. You are our Guru.
Listen, friends: my soul is a sacrifice, a sacrifice to You; O Lord, reveal to me the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. ||1||

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Listen, friends: I am a sacrifice to the dust of Your feet.
This mind is yours, O Siblings of Destiny. ||Pause||
I wash your feet, I massage and clean them; I give this mind to you.
Listen, friends: I have come to Your Sanctuary; teach me, that I might unite with God. ||2||
Do not be proud; seek His Sanctuary, and accept as good all that He does.
Listen, friends: dedicate your soul, body and your whole being to Him; thus you shall receive the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. ||3||
He has shown mercy to me, by the Grace of the Saints; the Lord's Name is sweet to me.
The Guru has shown mercy to servant Nanak; I see the casteless, immaculate Lord everywhere. ||4||1||12||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
God is the Lord and Master of millions of universes; He is the Giver of all beings.
He ever cherishes and cares for all beings, but the fool does not appreciate any of His virtues. ||1||
I do not know how to worship the Lord in adoration.
I can only repeat, "Lord, Lord, Guru, Guru."
O Dear Lord, I go by the name of the Lord's slave. ||Pause||
The Compassionate Lord is Merciful to the meek, the ocean of peace; He fills all hearts.
He sees, hears, and is always with me; but I am a fool, and I think that He is far away. ||2||
The Lord is limitless, but I can only describe Him within my limitations; what do I know, about what He is like?
I offer my prayer to my True Guru; I am so foolish - please, teach me! ||3||
I am just a fool, but millions of sinners just like me have been saved.
Those who have heard, and seen Guru Nanak, do not descend into the womb of reincarnation again. ||4||2||13||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Those things, which caused me such anxiety, have all vanished.
Now, I sleep in peace and tranquility, and my mind is in a state of deep and profound peace; the inverted lotus of my heart has blossomed forth. ||1||
Behold, a wondrous miracle has happened!
That Lord and Master, whose wisdom is said to be unfathomable, has been enshrined within my heart, by the Guru. ||Pause||
The demons which tormented me so much, have themselves become terrified.
They pray: please, save us from your Lord Master; we seek your protection. ||2||
When the treasure of the Lord of the Universe is opened, those who are pre-destined, receive it.
The Guru has given me the one jewel, and my mind and body have become peaceful and tranquil. ||3||
The Guru has blessed me with the one drop of Ambrosial Nectar, and so I have become stable, unmoving and immortal - I shall not die.
The Lord blessed Guru Nanak with the treasure of devotional worship, and did not call him to account again. ||4||3||14||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Those whose minds are attached to the lotus feet of the Lord - those humble beings are satisfied and fulfilled.
But those, within whose hearts the priceless virtue does not abide - those men remain thirsty and unsatisfied. ||1||
Worshipping the Lord in adoration, one becomes happy, and free of disease.
But one who forgets my Dear Lord - know him to be afflicted with tens of thousands of illnesses. ||Pause||

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Those who hold tightly to Your Support, God, are happy in Your Sanctuary.
But those humble beings who forget the Primal Lord, the Architect of Destiny, are counted among the most miserable beings. ||2||
One who has faith in the Guru, and who is lovingly attached to God, enjoys the delights of supreme ecstasy.
One who forgets God and forsakes the Guru, falls into the most horrible hell. ||3||
As the Lord engages someone, so he is engaged, and so does he perform.
Nanak has taken to the Shelter of the Saints; his heart is absorbed in the Lord's feet. ||4||4||15||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
As the king is entangled in kingly affairs, and the egotist in his own egotism,
and the greedy man is enticed by greed, so is the spiritually enlightened being absorbed in the Love of the Lord. ||1||
This is what befits the Lord's servant.
Beholding the Lord near at hand, he serves the True Guru, and he is satisfied through the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. ||Pause||
The addict is addicted to his drug, and the landlord is in love with his land.
As the baby is attached to his milk, so the Saint is in love with God. ||2||
The scholar is absorbed in scholarship, and the eyes are happy to see.
As the tongue savors the tastes, so does the humble servant of the Lord sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||3||
As is the hunger, so is the fulfiller; He is the Lord and Master of all hearts.
Nanak thirsts for the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan; he has met God, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. ||4||5||16||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
We are filthy, and You are immaculate, O Creator Lord; we are worthless, and You are the Great Giver.
We are fools, and You are wise and all-knowing. You are the knower of all things. ||1||
O Lord, this is what we are, and this is what You are.
We are sinners, and You are the Destroyer of sins. Your abode is so beautiful, O Lord and Master. ||Pause||
You fashion all, and having fashioned them, You bless them. You bestow upon them soul, body and the breath of life.
We are worthless - we have no virtue at all; please, bless us with Your gift, O Merciful Lordand Master. ||2||
You do good for us, but we do not see it as good; You are kind and compassionate, forever and ever.
You are the Giver of peace, the Primal Lord, the Architect of Destiny; please, save us, Your children! ||3||
You are the treasure, eternal Lord King; all beings and creatures beg of You.
Says Nanak, such is our condition; please, Lord, keep us on the Path of the Saints. ||4||6||17||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl, Second House:
In our mother's womb, You blessed us with Your meditative remembrance, and You preserved us there.
Through the countless waves of the ocean of fire, please, carry us across and save us, O Savior Lord! ||1||
O Lord, You are the Master above my head.
Here and hereafter, You alone are my Support. ||Pause||
He looks upon the creation like a mountain of gold, and sees the Creator as a blade of grass.
You are the Great Giver, and we are all mere beggars; O God, You give gifts according to Your Will. ||2||
In an instant, You are one thing, and in another instant, You are another. Wondrous are Your ways!
You are beautiful, mysterious, profound, unfathomable, lofty, inaccessible and infinite. ||3||

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When You brought me to the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, then I heard the Bani of Your Word.
Nanak is in ecstasy, beholding the Glory of the Primal Lord of Nirvaanaa. ||4||7||18||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
I am the dust of the feet of the Beloved Saints; I seek the Protection of their Sanctuary.
The Saints are my all-powerful Support; the Saints are my ornament and decoration. ||1||
I am hand and glove with the Saints.
I have realized my pre-ordained destiny.
This mind is yours, O Siblings of Destiny. ||Pause||
My dealings are with the Saints, and my business is with the Saints.
I have earned the profit with the Saints, and the treasure filled to over-flowing with devotion to the Lord. ||2||
The Saints entrusted to me the capital, and my mind's delusion was dispelled.
What can the Righteous Judge of Dharma do now? All my accounts have been torn up. ||3||
I have found the greatest bliss, and I am at peace, by the Grace of the Saints.
Says Nanak, my mind is reconciled with the Lord; it is imbued with the wondrous Love of the Lord. ||4||8||19||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
All the things that you see, O man, you shall have to leave behind.
Let your dealings be with the Lord's Name, and you shall attain the state of Nirvaanaa. ||1||
O my Beloved, You are the Giver of peace.
The Perfect Guru has given me these Teachings, and I am attuned to You. ||Pause||
In sexual desire, anger, greed, emotional attachment and self-conceit, peace is not to be found.
So be the dust of the feet of all, O my mind, and then you shall find bliss, joy and peace. ||2||
He knows the condition of your inner self, and He will not let your work go in vain - serve Him, O mind.
Worship Him, and dedicate this mind unto Him, the Image of the Undying Lord, the Divine Guru. ||3||
He is the Lord of the Universe, the Compassionate Lord, the Supreme Lord God, the Formless Lord.
The Naam is my merchandise, the Naam is my nourishment; the Naam, O Nanak, is the Support of my breath of life. ||4||9||20||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
He infuses the breath into the dead bodies, and he reunited the separated ones.
Even beasts, demons and fools become attentive listeners, when He sings the Praises of the Lord's Name. ||1||
Behold the glorious greatness of the Perfect Guru.
His worth cannot be described. ||Pause||
He has demolished the abode of sorrow and disease, and brought bliss, joy and happiness.
He effortlessly awards the fruits of the mind's desire, and all works are brought to perfection. ||2||
He finds peace in this world, and his face is radiant in the world hereafter; his comings and goings are finished.
He becomes fearless, and his heart is filled with the Naam, the Name of the Lord; his mind is pleasing to the True Guru. ||3||
Standing up and sitting down, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord; his pain, sorrow and doubt are dispelled.
Says Nanak, his karma is perfect; his mind is attached to the Guru's feet. ||4||10||21||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Forsaking the jewel, he is attached to the shell; nothing will come of it.

Section 13 - Raag Sorat'h - Part 021

O my mind, meditate forever on the Perfect, Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord. ||1||
Meditate in remembrance on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, O mortal.
Your frail body shall perish, you ignorant fool. ||Pause||
Illusions and dream-objects possess nothing of greatness.
Without meditating on the Lord, nothing succeeds, and nothing will go along with you. ||2||
Acting in egotism and pride, his life passes away, and he does nothing for his soul.
Wandering and wandering all around, he is never satisfied; he does not remember the Name of the Lord. ||3||
Intoxicated with the taste of corruption, cruel pleasures and countless sins, he is consigned to the cycle of reincarnation.
Nanak offers his prayer to God, to eradicate his demerits. ||4||11||22||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Sing the Glorious Praises of the Perfect, Imperishable Lord, and the poison of sexual desire and anger shall be burnt away.
You shall cross over the awesome, arduous ocean of fire, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. ||1||
The Perfect Guru has dispelled the darkness of doubt.
Remember God with love and devotion; He is near at hand. ||Pause||
Drink in the sublime essence, the treasure of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, and your mind and body shall remain satisfied.
The Transcendent Lord is totally permeating and pervading everywhere; where would He come from, and where would He go? ||2||
One whose mind is filled with the Lord, is a person of meditation, penance, self-restraint and spiritual wisdom, and a knower of reality.
The Gurmukh obtains the jewel of the Naam; his efforts come to perfect fruition. ||3||
All his struggles, sufferings and pains are dispelled, and the noose of death is cut away from him.
Says Nanak, God has extended His Mercy, and so his mind and body blossom forth. ||4||12||23||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
God is the Doer, the Cause of causes, the Great Giver; God is the Supreme Lord and Master.
The Merciful Lord created all beings; God is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. ||1||
My Guru is Himself my friend and support.
I am in celestial peace, bliss, joy, pleasure and wondrous glory. ||Pause||
Seeking the Sanctuary of the Guru, my fears have been dispelled, and I am accepted in the Court of the True Lord.
Singing His Glorious Praises, and worshipping in adoration the Name of the Lord, I have reached my destination. ||2||
Everyone applauds and congratulates me; the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, is dear to me.
I am forever a sacrifice to my God, who has totally protected and preserved my honor. ||3||
They are saved, who receive the Blessed Vision of His Darshan; they listen to the spiritual dialogue of the Naam.
Nanak's God has become Merciful to him; he has arrived home in ecstasy. ||4||13||24||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
In God's Sanctuary, all fears depart, suffering disappears, and peace is obtained.
When the Supreme Lord God and Master becomes merciful, we meditate on the Perfect True Guru. ||1||
O Dear God, You are my Lord Master and Great Giver.
By Your Mercy, O God, Merciful to the meek, imbue me with Your Love, that I might sing Your Glorious Praises. ||Pause||
The True Guru has implanted the treasure of the Naam within me, and all my anxieties have been dispelled.

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By His Mercy, He has made me His own, and the imperishable Lord has come to dwell within my mind. ||2||
No misfortune afflicts one who is protected by the True Guru.
The Lotus Feet of God come to abide within his heart, and he savors the sublime essence of the Lord's Ambrosial Nectar. ||3||
So, as a servant, serve your God, who fulfills your mind's desires.
Slave Nanak is a sacrifice to the Perfect Lord, who has protected and preserved his honor. ||4||14||25||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Infatuated with the darkness of emotional attachment to Maya, he does not know the Lord, the Great Giver.
The Lord created his body and fashioned his soul, but he claims that his power is his own. ||1||
O foolish mind, God, your Lord and Master is watching over you.
Whatever you do, He knows; nothing can remain concealed from Him. ||Pause||
You are intoxicated with the tastes of the tongue, with greed and pride; countless sins spring from these.
You wandered in pain through countless incarnations, weighed down by the chains of egotism. ||2||
Behind closed doors, hidden by many screens, the man takes his pleasure with another man's wife.
When Chitr and Gupt, the celestial accountants of the conscious and subconscious, call for your account, who will screen you then? ||3||
O Perfect Lord, Merciful to the meek, Destroyer of pain, without You, I have no shelter at all.
Please, lift me up out of the world-ocean; O God, I have come to Your Sanctuary. ||4||15||26||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Supreme Lord God has become my helper and friend; His sermon and the Kirtan of His Praises have brought me peace.
Chant the Word of the Perfect Guru's Bani, and be ever in bliss, O mortal. ||1||
Remember the True Lord in meditation, O Siblings of Destiny.
In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, eternal peace is obtained, and the Lord is never forgotten. ||Pause||
Your Name, O Transcendent Lord, is Ambrosial Nectar; whoever meditates on it, lives.
One who is blessed with God's Grace - that humble servant becomes immaculate and pure. ||2||
Obstacles are removed, and all pains are eliminated; my mind is attached to the Guru's feet.
Singing the Glorious Praises of the immovable and imperishable Lord, one remains awake to the Lord's Love, day and night. ||3||
He obtains the fruits of his mind's desires, listening to the comforting sermon of the Lord.
In the beginning, in the middle, and in the end, God is Nanak's best friend. ||4||16||27||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl, Panch-Padas:
May my emotional attachment, my sense of mine and yours, and my self-conceit be dispelled. ||1||
O Saints, show me such a way,
by which my egotism and pride might be eliminated. ||1||Pause||
I see the Supreme Lord God in all beings, and I am the dust of all. ||2||
I see God always with me, and the wall of doubt has been shattered. ||3||
The medicine of the Naam, and the Immaculate Water of Ambrosial Nectar, are obtained through the Guru's Gate. ||4||
Says Nanak, one who has such pre-ordained destiny inscribed upon his forehead, meets with the Guru, and his diseases are cured. ||5||17||28||

Section 13 - Raag Sorat'h - Part 023

Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl, Second House, Du-Padas:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
Fire is contained in all firewood, and butter is contained in all milk.
God's Light is contained in the high and the low; the Lord is in the hearts of all beings. ||1||
O Saints, He is pervading and permeating each and every heart.
The Perfect Lord is completely permeating everyone, everywhere; He is diffused in the water and the land. ||1||Pause||
Nanak sings the Praises of the Lord, the treasure of excellence; the True Guru has dispelled his doubt.
The Lord is pervading everywhere, permeating all, and yet, He is unattached from all. ||2||1||29||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Meditating on Him, one is in ecstasy; the pains of birth and death and fear are removed.
The four cardinal blessings, and the nine treasures are received; you shall never feel hunger or thirst again. ||1||
Chanting His Name, you shall be at peace.
With each and every breath, meditate on the Lord and Master, O my soul, with mind, body and mouth. ||1||Pause||
You shall find peace, and your mind shall be soothed and cooled; the fire of desire shall not burn within you.
The Guru has revealed God to Nanak, in the three worlds, in the water, the earth and the woods. ||2||2||30||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Sexual desire, anger, greed, falsehood and slander - please, save me from these, O Lord.
Please eradicate these from within me, and call me to come close to You. ||1||
You alone teach me Your Ways.
With the Lord's humble servants, I sing His Praises. ||1||Pause||
May I never forget the Lord within my heart; please, instill such understanding within my mind.
By great good fortune, servant Nanak has met with the Perfect Guru, and now, he will not go anywhere else. ||2||3||31||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Meditating in remembrance on Him, all things are obtained, and one's efforts shall not be in vain.
Forsaking God, why do you attach yourself to another? He is contained in everything. ||1||
O Saints, meditate in remembrance on the World-Lord, Har, Har.
Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; your efforts shall be rewarded. ||1||Pause||
He ever preserves and cherishes His servant; with Love, He hugs him close.
Says Nanak, forgetting You, O God, how can the world find life? ||2||4||32||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
He is imperishable, the Giver of all beings; meditating on Him, all filth is removed.
He is the treasure of excellence, the object of His devotees, but rare are those who find Him. ||1||
O my mind, meditate on the Guru, and God, the Cherisher of the world.
Seeking His Sanctuary, one finds peace, and he shall not suffer in pain again. ||1||Pause||
By great good fortune, one obtains the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. Meeting them, evil-mindedness is eliminated.

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Slave Nanak yearns for the dust of the feet of those, who have woven the Lord's Name into their hearts. ||2||5||33||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
He dispels the pains of countless incarnations, and lends support to the dry and shrivelled mind.
Beholding the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, one is enraptured, contemplating the Name of the Lord. ||1||
My physician is the Guru, the Lord of the Universe.
He places the medicine of the Naam into my mouth, and cuts away the noose of Death. ||1||Pause||
He is the all-powerful, Perfect Lord, the Architect of Destiny; He Himself is the Doer of deeds.
The Lord Himself saves His slave; Nanak takes the Support of the Naam. ||2||6||34||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Only You know the state of my innermost self; You alone can judge me.
Please forgive me, O Lord God Master; I have committed thousands of sins and mistakes. ||1||
O my Dear Lord God Master, You are always near me.
O Lord, please bless Your disciple with the shelter of Your feet. ||1||Pause||
Infinite and endless is my Lord and Master; He is lofty, virtuous and profoundly deep.
Cutting away the noose of death, the Lord has made Nanak His slave, and now, what does he owe to anyone else? ||2||7||35||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Guru, the Lord of the Universe, became merciful to me, and I obtained all of my mind's desires.
I have become stable and steady, touching the Lord's Feet, and singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. ||1||
It is a good time, a perfectly auspicious time.
I am in celestial peace, tranquility and ecstasy, chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord; the unstruck melody of the sound current vibrates and resounds. ||1||Pause||
Meeting with my Beloved Lord and Master, my home has become a mansion filled with happiness.
Servant Nanak has attained the treasure of the Lord's Name; all his desires have been fulfilled. ||2||8||36||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Guru's feet abide within my heart; God has blessed me with good fortune.
The Perfect Transcendent Lord became merciful to me, and I found the treasure of the Naam within my mind. ||1||
My Guru is my Saving Grace, my only best friend.
Over and over again, He blesses me with double, even four-fold, greatness. ||1||Pause||
God saves all beings and creatures, giving them the Blessed Vision of His Darshan.
Wondrous is the glorious greatness of the Perfect Guru; Nanak is forever a sacrifice to Him. ||2||9||37||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
I gather in and collect the immaculate wealth of the Naam; this commodity is inaccessible and incomparable.
Revel in it, delight in it, be happy and enjoy peace, and live long, O Sikhs and brethren. ||1||
I have the support of the Lotus Feet of the Lord.
By the Grace of the Saints, I have found the boat of Truth; embarking on it, I sail across the ocean of poison. ||1||Pause||
The perfect, imperishable Lord has become merciful; He Himself has taken care of me.
Beholding, beholding His Vision, Nanak has blossomed forth in ecstasy. O Nanak, He is beyond estimation. ||2||10||38||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Perfect Guru has revealed His power, and compassion has welled up in every heart.
Blending me with Himself, He has blessed me with glorious greatness, and I have found pleasure and happiness. ||1||
The Perfect True Guru is always with me.

Section 13 - Raag Sorat'h - Part 025

Meditating on the Supreme Lord God, I am forever in ecstasy. ||Pause||
Inwardly and outwardly, in all places and interspaces, wherever I look, He is there.
Nanak has found the Guru, by great good fortune; no one else is as great as He. ||2||11||39||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
I have been blessed with peace, pleasure, bliss, and the celestial sound current, gazing upon the feet of God.
The Savior has saved His child, and the True Guru has cured his fever. ||1||
I have been saved, in the True Guru's Sanctuary;
service to Him does not go in vain. ||1||Pause||
There is peace within the home of one's heart, and there is peace outside as well, when God becomes kind and compassionate.
O Nanak, no obstacles block my way; my God has become gracious and merciful to me. ||2||12||40||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, my mind became excited, and I sang the Praises of the jewel of the Naam.
My anxiety was dispelled, meditating in remembrance on the Infinite Lord; I have crossed over the world ocean, O Siblings of Destiny. ||1||
I enshrine the Lord's Feet within my heart.
I have found peace, and the celestial sound current resounds within me; countless diseases have been eradicated. ||Pause||
Which of Your Glorious Virtues can I speak and describe? Your worth cannot be estimated.
O Nanak, the Lord's devotees become imperishable and immortal; their God becomes their friend and support. ||2||13||41||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
My sufferings have come to an end, and all diseases have been eradicated.
God has showered me with His Grace. Twenty-four hours a day, I worship and adore my Lord and Master; my efforts have come to fruition. ||1||
O Dear Lord, You are my peace, wealth and capital.
Please, save me, O my Beloved! I offer this prayer to my God. ||Pause||
Whatever I ask for, I receive; I have total faith in my Master.
Says Nanak, I have met with the Perfect Guru, and all my fears have been dispelled. ||2||14||42||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Meditating, meditating in remembrance on my Guru, the True Guru, all pains have been eradicated.
The fever and the disease are gone, through the Word of the Guru's Teachings, and I have obtained the fruits of my mind's desires. ||1||
My Perfect Guru is the Giver of peace.
He is the Doer, the Cause of causes, the Almighty Lord and Master, the Perfect Primal Lord, the Architect of Destiny. ||Pause||
Sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord in bliss, joy and ecstasy; Guru Nanak has become kind and compassionate.
Shouts of cheers and congratulations ring out all over the world; the Supreme Lord God has become my Savior and Protector. ||2||15||43||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
He did not take my accounts into account; such is His forgiving nature.
He gave me His hand, and saved me and made me His own; forever and ever, I enjoy His Love. ||1||
The True Lord and Master is forever merciful and forgiving.
My Perfect Guru has bound me to Him, and now, I am in absolute ecstasy. ||Pause||
The One who fashioned the body and placed the soul within, who gives you clothing and nourishment
- He Himself preserves the honor of His slaves. Nanak is forever a sacrifice to Him. ||2||16||44||

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Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Lord God Himself has rid the whole world of its sins, and saved it.
The Supreme Lord God extended His mercy, and confirmed His innate nature. ||1||
I have attained the Protective Sanctuary of the Lord, my King.
In celestial peace and ecstasy, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and my mind, body and being are at peace. ||Pause||
My True Guru is the Savior of sinners; I have placed my trust and faith in Him.
The True Lord has heard Nanak's prayer, and He has forgiven everything. ||2||17||45||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord, has forgiven me, and all diseases have been cured.
Those who come to the Sanctuary of the True Guru are saved, and all their affairs are resolved. ||1||
The Lord's humble servant meditates in remembrance on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; this is his only support.
The Perfect True Guru extended His Mercy, and the fever has been dispelled. ||Pause||
So celebrate and be happy, my beloveds - the Guru has saved Hargobind.
Great is the glorious greatness of the Creator, O Nanak; True is the Word of His Shabad, and True is the sermon of His Teachings. ||2||18||46||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
My Lord and Master has become Merciful, in His True Court.
The True Guru has taken away the fever, and the whole world is at peace, O Siblings of Destiny.
The Lord Himself protects His beings and creatures, and the Messenger of Death is out of work. ||1||
Enshrine the Lord's feet within your heart.
Forever and ever, meditate in remembrance on God, O Siblings of Destiny. He is the Eradicator of suffering and sins. ||1||Pause||
He fashioned all beings, O Siblings of Destiny, and His Sanctuary saves them.
He is the Almighty Creator, the Cause of causes, O Siblings of Destiny; He, the True Lord, is True.
Nanak: meditate on God, O Siblings of Destiny, and your mind and body shall be cool and calm. ||2||19||47||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
O Saints, meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har.
Never forget God, the ocean of peace; thus you shall obtain the fruits of your mind's desires. ||1||Pause||
Extending His Mercy, the Perfect True Guru has dispelled the fever.
The Supreme Lord God has become kind and compassionate, and my whole family is now free of pain and suffering. ||1||
The Treasure of absolute joy, sublime elixir and beauty, the Name of the Lord is my only Support.
O Nanak, the Transcendent Lord has preserved my honor, and saved the whole world. ||2||20||48||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
My True Guru is my Savior and Protector.
Showering us with His Mercy and Grace, God extended His Hand, and saved Hargobind, who is now safe and secure. ||1||Pause||
The fever is gone - God Himself eradicated it, and preserved the honor of His servant.
I have obtained all blessings from the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; I am a sacrifice to the True Guru. ||1||
God has saved me, both here and hereafter. He has not taken my merits and demerits into account.

Section 13 - Raag Sorat'h - Part 027

Your Word is eternal, O Guru Nanak; You placed Your Hand of blessing upon my forehead. ||2||21||49||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
All beings and creatures were created by Him; He alone is the support and friend of the Saints.
He Himself preserves the honor of His servants; their glorious greatness becomes perfect. ||1||
The Perfect Supreme Lord God is always with me.
The Perfect Guru has perfectly and totally protected me, and now everyone is kind and compassionate to me. ||1||Pause||
Night and day, Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; He is the Giver of the soul, and the breath of life itself.
He hugs His slave close in His loving embrace, like the mother and father hug their child. ||2||22||50||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl, Third House, Chau-Padas:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
Meeting with the council, my doubts were not dispelled.
The chiefs did not give me satisfaction.
I presented my dispute to the noblemen as well.
But it was only settled by meeting with the King, my Lord. ||1||
Now, I do not go searching anywhere else,
because I have met the Guru, the Lord of the Universe. ||Pause||
When I came to God's Darbaar, His Holy Court,
then all of my cries and complaints were settled.
Now that I have attained what I had sought,
where should I come and where should I go? ||2||
There, true justice is administered.
There, the Lord Master and His disciple are one and the same.
The Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, knows.
Without our speaking, He understands. ||3||
He is the King of all places.
There, the unstruck melody of the Shabad resounds.
Of what use is cleverness when dealing with Him?
Meeting with Him, O Nanak, one loses his self-conceit. ||4||1||51||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Enshrine the Naam, the Name of the Lord, within your heart;
sitting within your own home, meditate on the Guru.
The Perfect Guru has spoken the Truth;
the True Peace is obtained only from the Lord. ||1||
My Guru has become merciful.
In bliss, peace, pleasure and joy, I have returned to my own home, after my purifying bath. ||Pause||
True is the glorious greatness of the Guru;
His worth cannot be described.
He is the Supreme Overlord of kings.
Meeting with the Guru, the mind is enraptured. ||2||
All sins are washed away,
meeting with the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.
The Lord's Name is the treasure of excellence;
chanting it, one's affairs are perfectly resolved. ||3||
The Guru has opened the door of liberation,
and the entire world applauds Him with cheers of victory.
O Nanak, God is always with me;
my fears of birth and death are gone. ||4||2||52||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Perfect Guru has granted His Grace,
and God has fulfilled my desire.
After taking my bath of purification, I returned to my home,
and I found bliss, happiness and peace. ||1||
O Saints, salvation comes from the Lord's Name.
While standing up and sitting down, meditate on the Lord's Name. Night and day, do good deeds. ||1||Pause||

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The way of the Saints is the ladder of righteous living, found only by great good fortune.
The sins of millions of incarnations are washed away, by focusing your consciousness on the Lord's feet. ||2||
So sing the Praises of your God forever; His almighty power is perfect.
All beings and creatures are purified, listening to the True Teachings of the True Guru. ||3||
The True Guru has implanted the Naam, the Name of the Lord, within me; it is the Eliminator of obstructions, the Destroyer of all pains.
All of my sins were erased, and I have been purified; servant Nanak has returned to his home of peace. ||4||3||53||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
O Lord Master, You are the ocean of excellence.
My home and all my possessions are Yours.
The Guru, the Lord of the world, is my Savior.
All beings have become kind and compassionate to me. ||1||
Meditating on the Guru's feet, I am in bliss.
There is no fear at all, in God's Sanctuary. ||Pause||
You dwell in the hearts of Your slaves, Lord.
God has laid the eternal foundation.
You are my strength, wealth and support.
You are my Almighty Lord and Master. ||2||
Whoever finds the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy,
is saved by God Himself.
By His Grace, He has blessed me with the sublime essence of the Naam.
All joy and pleasure then came to me. ||3||
God became my helper and my best friend;
everyone rises up and bows down at my feet.
With each and every breath, meditate on God;
O Nanak, sing the songs of joy to the Lord. ||4||4||54||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Celestial peace and bliss have come,
meeting God, who is so pleasing to my mind.
The Perfect Guru showered me with His Mercy,
and I attained salvation. ||1||
My mind is absorbed in loving devotional worship of the Lord,
and the unstruck melody of the celestial sound current ever resounds within me. ||Pause||
The Lord's feet are my all-powerful shelter and support;
my dependence on other people is totally finished.
I have found the Life of the world, the Great Giver;
in joyful rapture, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||2||
God has cut away the noose of death.
My mind's desires have been fulfilled;
wherever I look, He is there.
Without the Lord God, there is no other at all. ||3||
In His Mercy, God has protected and preserved me.
I am rid of all the pains of countless incarnations.
I have meditated on the Naam, the Name of the Fearless Lord;
O Nanak, I have found eternal peace. ||4||5||55||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Creator has brought utter peace to my home;
the fever has left my family.
The Perfect Guru has saved us.
I sought the Sanctuary of the True Lord. ||1||
The Transcendent Lord Himself has become my Protector.
Tranquility, intuitive peace and poise welled up in an instant, and my mind was comforted forever. ||Pause||
The Lord, Har, Har, gave me the medicine of His Name,
which has cured all disease.
He extended His Mercy to me,
and resolved all these affairs. ||2||
God confirmed His loving nature;
He did not take my merits or demerits into account.
The Word of the Guru's Shabad has become manifest,

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and through it, my honor was totally preserved. ||3||
I speak as You cause me to speak;
O Lord and Master, You are the ocean of excellence.
Nanak chants the Naam, the Name of the Lord, according to the Teachings of Truth.
God preserves the honor of His slaves. ||4||6||56||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Creator Lord Himself stood between us,
and not a hair upon my head was touched.
The Guru made my cleansing bath successful;
meditating on the Lord, Har, Har, my sins were erased. ||1||
O Saints, the purifying pool of Ram Das is sublime.
Whoever bathes in it, his family and ancestry are saved, and his soul is saved as well. ||1||Pause||
The world sings cheers of victory,
and the fruits of his mind's desires are obtained.
Whoever comes and bathes here, and meditates on his God, is safe and sound. ||2||
One who bathes in the healing pool of the Saints,
that humble being obtains the supreme status.
He does not die, or come and go in reincarnation;
he meditates on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. ||3||
He alone knows this about God,
whom God blesses with His kindness.
Baba Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of God;
all his worries and anxieties are dispelled. ||4||7||57||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Supreme Lord God has stood by me and fulfilled me,
and nothing is left unfinished.
Attached to the Guru's feet, I am saved;
I contemplate and cherish the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. ||1||
He is forever the Savior of His slaves.
Bestowing His Mercy, He made me His own and preserved me; like a mother or father, He cherishes me. ||1||Pause||
By great good fortune, I found the True Guru,
who obliterated the path of the Messenger of Death.
My consciousness is focused on loving, devotional worship of the Lord.
One who lives in this meditation is very fortunate indeed. ||2||
He sings the Ambrosial Word of the Guru's Bani,
and bathes in the dust of the feet of the Holy.
He Himself bestows His Name.
God, the Creator, saves us. ||3||
The Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan is the support of the breath of life.
This is the perfect, pure wisdom.
The Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, has granted His Mercy;
slave Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of his Lord and Master. ||4||8||58||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Perfect Guru has attached me to His feet.
I have obtained the Lord as my companion, my support, my best friend.
Wherever I go, I am happy there.
By His Kind Mercy, God united me with Himself. ||1||
So sing forever the Glorious Praises of the Lord with loving devotion.
You shall obtain all the fruits of your mind's desires, and the Lord shall become the companion and the support of your soul. ||1||Pause||
The Lord is the support of the breath of life.
I am the dust of the feet of the Holy people.
I am a sinner, but the Lord made me pure.
By His Kind Mercy, the Lord blessed me with His Praises. ||2||
The Supreme Lord God cherishes and nurtures me.
He is always with me, the Protector of my soul.
Singing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises day and night,
I shall not be consigned to reincarnation again. ||3||
One who is blessed by the Primal Lord, the Architect of Destiny,
realizes the subtle essence of the Lord.
The Messenger of Death does not come near him.
In the Lord's Sanctuary, Nanak has found peace. ||4||9||59||

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Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Perfect Guru has made me perfect.
God is totally pervading and permeating everywhere.
With joy and pleasure, I take my purifying bath.
I am a sacrifice to the Supreme Lord God. ||1||
I enshrine the lotus feet of the Guru within my heart.
Not even the tiniest obstacle blocks my way; all my affairs are resolved. ||1||Pause||
Meeting with the Holy Saints, my evil-mindedness was eradicated.
All the sinners are purified.
Bathing in the sacred pool of Guru Ram Das,
all the sins one has committed are washed away. ||2||
So sing forever the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe;
joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, meditate on Him.
The fruits of your mind's desires are obtained
by meditating on the Perfect Guru within your heart. ||3||
The Guru, the Lord of the World, is blissful;
chanting, meditating on the Lord of supreme bliss, He lives.
Servant Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
God has confirmed His innate nature. ||4||10||60||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
In the ten directions, the clouds cover the sky like a canopy; through the dark clouds, lightning flashes, and I am terrified.
By bed is empty, and my eyes are sleepless; my Husband Lord has gone far away. ||1||
Now, I receive no messages from Him, O mother!
When my Beloved used to go even a mile away, He would send me four letters. ||Pause||
How could I forget this Dear Beloved of mine? He is the Giver of peace, and all virtues.
Ascending to His Mansion, I gaze upon His path, and my eyes are filled with tears. ||2||
The wall of egotism and pride separates us, but I can hear Him nearby.
There is a veil between us, like the wings of a butterfly; without being able to see Him, He seems so far away. ||3||
The Lord and Master of all has become merciful; He has dispelled all my sufferings.
Says Nanak, when the Guru tore down the wall of egotism, then, I found my Merciful Lord and Master. ||4||
All my fears have been dispelled, O mother!
Whoever I seek, the Guru leads me to find.
The Lord, our King, is the treasure of all virtue. ||Second Pause||11||61||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Restorer of what was taken away, the Liberator from captivity; the Formless Lord, the Destroyer of pain.
I do not know about karma and good deeds; I do not know about Dharma and righteous living. I am so greedy, chasing after Maya.
I go by the name of God's devotee; please, save this honor of Yours. ||1||
O Dear Lord, You are the honor of the dishonored.
You make the unworthy ones worthy, O my Lord of the Universe; I am a sacrifice to Your almighty creative power. ||Pause||
Like the child, innocently making thousands of mistakes
- his father teaches him, and scolds him so many times, but still, he hugs him close in his embrace.
Please forgive my past actions, God, and place me on Your path for the future. ||2||
The Lord, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, knows all about my state of mind; so who else should I go to and speak to?
The Lord, the Lord of the Universe, is not pleased by mere recitation of words; if it is pleasing to His Will, He preserves our honor.
I have seen all other shelters, but Yours alone remains for me. ||3||

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Becoming kind and compassionate, God the Lord and Master Himself listens to my prayer.
He unites me in Union with the Perfect True Guru, and all the cares and anxieties of my mind are dispelled.
The Lord, Har, Har, has placed the medicine of the Naam into my mouth; servant Nanak abides in peace. ||4||12||62||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Remembering, remembering God in meditation, bliss ensues, and one is rid of all suffering and pain.
Singing the Glorious Praises of God, and meditating on Him, all my affairs are brought into harmony. ||1||
Your Name is the Life of the world.
The Perfect Guru has taught me, that by meditating, I cross over the terrifying world-ocean. ||Pause||
You are Your own advisor; You hear everything, God, and You do everything.
You Yourself are the Giver, and You Yourself are the Enjoyer. What can this poor creature do? ||2||
Which of Your Glorious Virtues should I describe and speak of? Your value cannot be described.
I live by beholding, beholding You, O God. Your glorious greatness is wonderful and amazing! ||3||
Granting His Grace, God my Lord and Master Himself saved my honor, and my intellect has been made perfect.
Forever and ever, Nanak is a sacrifice, longing for the dust of the feet of the Saints. ||4||13||63||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
I bow in reverence to the Perfect Guru.
God has resolved all my affairs.
The Lord has showered me with His Mercy.
God has perfectly preserved my honor. ||1||
He has become the help and support of His slave.
The Creator has achieved all my goals, and now, nothing is lacking. ||Pause||
The Creator Lord has caused the pool of nectar to be constructed.
The wealth of Maya follows in my footsteps,
and now, nothing is lacking at all.
This is pleasing to my Perfect True Guru. ||2||
Remembering, remembering the Merciful Lord in meditation,
all beings have become kind and compassionate to me.
Hail! Hail to the Lord of the world,
who created the perfect creation. ||3||
You are my Great Lord and Master.
These blessings and wealth are Yours.
Servant Nanak has meditated on the One Lord;
he has obtained the fruitful rewards for all good deeds. ||4||14||64||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl, Third House, Du-Padas:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
Bathing in the nectar tank of Ram Das,
all sins are erased.
One becomes immaculately pure, taking this cleansing bath.
The Perfect Guru has bestowed this gift. ||1||
God has blessed all with peace and pleasure.
Everything is safe and sound, as we contemplate the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||Pause||
In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, filth is washed off.
The Supreme Lord God has become our friend and helper.
Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
He has found God, the Primal Being. ||2||1||65||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Supreme Lord God has established that home, in which He comes to mind.

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I found the Guru, the ocean of peace, and all my doubts were dispelled. ||1||
This is the glorious greatness of the Naam.
Twenty-four hours a day, I sing His Glorious Praises.
I obtained this from the Perfect Guru. ||Pause||
God's sermon is inexpressible.
His humble servants speak words of Ambrosial Nectar.
Slave Nanak has spoken.
Through the Perfect Guru, it is known. ||2||2||66||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Guru has blessed me with peace here,
and the Guru has arranged peace and pleasure for me hereafter.
I have all treasures and comforts,
meditating on the Guru in my heart. ||1||
This is the glorious greatness of my True Guru;
I have obtained the fruits of my mind's desires.
O Saints, His Glory increases day by day. ||Pause||
All beings and creatures have become kind and compassionate to me; my God has made them so.
Nanak has met with the Lord of the world with intuitive ease, and with Truth, he is pleased. ||2||3||67||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Word of the Guru's Shabad is my Saving Grace.
It is a guardian posted on all four sides around me.
My mind is attached to the Lord's Name.
The Messenger of Death has run away in shame. ||1||
O Dear Lord, You are my Giver of peace.
The Perfect Lord, the Architect of Destiny, has shattered my bonds, and made my mind immaculately pure. ||Pause||
O Nanak, God is eternal and imperishable.
Service to Him shall never go unrewarded.
Your slaves are in bliss;
chanting and meditating, their desires are fulfilled. ||2||4||68||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
I am a sacrifice to my Guru.
He has totally preserved my honor.
I have obtained the fruits of my mind's desires.
I meditate forever on my God. ||1||
O Saints, without Him, there is no other at all.
He is God, the Cause of causes. ||Pause||
My God has given me His Blessing.
He has made all creatures subject to me.
Servant Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord,
and all his sorrows depart. ||2||5||69||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Perfect Guru has dispelled the fever.
The unstruck melody of the sound current resounds.
God has bestowed all comforts.
In His Mercy, He Himself has given them. ||1||
The True Guru Himself has eradicated the disease.
All the Sikhs and Saints are filled with joy, meditating on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. ||Pause||
They obtain that which they ask for.
God gives to His Saints.
God saved Hargobind.
Servant Nanak speaks the Truth. ||2||6||70||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
You make me do what pleases You.
I have no cleverness at all.
I am just a child - I seek Your Protection.
God Himself preserves my honor. ||1||
The Lord is my King; He is my mother and father.
In Your Mercy, You cherish me; I do whatever You make me do. ||Pause||
The beings and creatures are Your creation.
O God, their reins are in Your hands.

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Whatever You cause us to do, we do.
Nanak, Your slave, seeks Your Protection. ||2||7||71||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
I have woven the Lord's Name into the fabric of my heart.
All my affairs are resolved.
His mind is attached to God's feet,
whose destiny is perfect. ||1||
Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I meditate on the Lord.
Twenty-four hours a day, I worship and adore the Lord, Har, Har; I have obtained the fruits of my mind's desires. ||Pause||
The seeds of my past actions have sprouted.
My mind is attached to the Lord's Name.
My mind and body are absorbed into the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan.
Slave Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of the True Lord. ||2||8||72||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Meeting with the Guru, I contemplate God.
All of my affairs have been resolved.
No one speaks ill of me.
Everyone congratulates me on my victory. ||1||
O Saints, I seek the True Sanctuary of the Lord and Master.
All beings and creatures are in His hands; He is God, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. ||Pause||
He has resolved all of my affairs.
God has confirmed His innate nature.
God's Name is the Purifier of sinners.
Servant Nanak is forever a sacrifice to Him. ||2||9||73||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Supreme Lord God created and embellished him.
The Guru has saved this small child.
So celebrate and be happy, father and mother.
The Transcendent Lord is the Giver of souls. ||1||
Your slaves, O Lord, focus on pure thoughts.
You preserve the honor of Your slaves, and You Yourself arrange their affairs. ||Pause||
My God is so benevolent.
His Almighty Power is manifest.
Nanak has come to His Sanctuary.
He has obtained the fruits of his mind's desires. ||2||10||74||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Forever and ever, I chant the Lord's Name.
God Himself has saved my child.
He healed him from the smallpox.
My troubles have been removed through the Lord's Name. ||1||
My God is forever Merciful.
He heard the prayer of His devotee, and now all beings are kind and compassionate to him. ||Pause||
God is Almighty, the Cause of causes.
Remembering the Lord in meditation, all pains and sorrows vanish.
He has heard the prayer of His slave.
O Nanak, now everyone sleeps in peace. ||2||11||75||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
I meditated on my Guru.
I met with Him, and returned home in joy.
This is the glorious greatness of the Naam.
Its value cannot be estimated. ||1||
O Saints, worship and adore the Lord, Har, Har, Har.
Worship the Lord in adoration, and you shall obtain everything; your affairs shall all be resolved. ||Pause||
He alone is attached in loving devotion to God,
who realizes his great destiny.
Servant Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
He obtains the rewards of all joys and peace. ||2||12||76||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Transcendent Lord has given me His support.
The house of pain and disease has been demolished.
The men and women celebrate.
The Lord God, Har, Har, has extended His Mercy. ||1||

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O Saints, there is peace everywhere.
The Supreme Lord God, the Perfect Transcendent Lord, is pervading everywhere. ||Pause||
The Bani of His Word emanated from the Primal Lord.
It eradicates all anxiety.
The Lord is merciful, kind and compassionate.
Nanak chants the Naam, the Name of the True Lord. ||2||13||77||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Here and hereafter, He is our Savior.
God, the True Guru, is Merciful to the meek.
He Himself protects His slaves.
In each and every heart, the Beautiful Word of His Shabad resounds. ||1||
I am a sacrifice to the Guru's Feet.
Day and night, with each and every breath, I remember Him; He is totally pervading and permeating all places. ||Pause||
He Himself has become my help and support.
True is the support of the True Lord.
Glorious and great is devotional worship to You.
Nanak has found God's Sanctuary. ||2||14||78||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
When it was pleasing to the Perfect True Guru,
then I chanted the Naam, the Name of the Pervading Lord.
The Lord of the Universe extended His Mercy to me,
and God saved my honor. ||1||
The Lord's feet are forever peace-giving.
Whatever fruit one desires, he receives; his hopes shall not go in vain. ||1||Pause||
That Saint, unto whom the Lord of Life, the Great Giver, extends His Mercy - he alone sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord.
His soul is absorbed in loving devotional worship; his mind is pleasing to the Supreme Lord God. ||2||
Twenty-four hours a day, he chants the Praises of the Lord, and the bitter poison does not affect him.
My Creator Lord has united me with Himself, and the Holy Saints have become my companions. ||3||
Taking me by the hand, He has given me everything, and blended me with Himself.
Says Nanak, everything has been perfectly resolved; I have found the Perfect True Guru. ||4||15||79||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Humility is my spiked club.
My dagger is to be the dust of all men's feet.
No evil-doer can withstand these weapons.
The Perfect Guru has given me this understanding. ||1||
The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is the support and shelter of the Saints.
One who remembers the Lord in meditation, is emancipated; millions have been saved in this way. ||1||Pause||
In the Society of the Saints, I sing His Praises.
I have found this, the perfect wealth of the Lord.
Says Nanak, I have eradicated my self-conceit.
I see the Supreme Lord God everywhere. ||2||16||80||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Perfect Guru has done it perfectly.
He blessed me with forgiveness.
I have found lasting peace and bliss.
Everywhere, the people dwell in peace. ||1||
Devotional worship to the Lord is what gives rewards.
The Perfect Guru, by His Grace, gave it to me; how rare are those who know this. ||Pause||
Sing the Word of the Guru's Bani, O Siblings of Destiny.
That is always rewarding and peace-giving.
Nanak has meditated on the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
He has realized his pre-ordained destiny. ||2||17||81||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:

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I worship and adore the Perfect Guru.
All my affairs have been resolved.
All desires have been fulfilled.
The unstruck melody of the sound current resounds. ||1||
O Saints, meditating on the Lord, we obtain peace.
In the home of the Saints, celestial peace is pervading; all pain and suffering is dispelled. ||1||Pause||
The Word of the Perfect Guru's Bani
is pleasing to the Mind of the Supreme Lord God.
Slave Nanak speaks
the Unspoken, immaculate sermon of the Lord. ||2||18||82||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The hungry man is not ashamed to eat.
Just so, the humble servant of the Lord sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||1||
Why are you so lazy in your own affairs?
Remembering Him in meditation, your face shall be radiant in the Court of the Lord; you shall find peace, forever and ever. ||1||Pause||
Just as the lustful man is enticed by lust,
so is the Lord's slave pleased with the Lord's Praise. ||2||
Just as the mother holds her baby close,
so does the spiritual person cherish the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||3||
This is obtained from the Perfect Guru.
Servant Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||4||19||83||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Safe and sound, I have returned home.
The slanderer's face is blackened with ashes.
The Perfect Guru has dressed in robes of honor.
All my pains and sufferings are over. ||1||
O Saints, this is the glorious greatness of the True Lord.
He has created such wonder and glory! ||1||Pause||
I speak according to the Will of my Lord and Master.
God's slave chants the Word of His Bani.
O Nanak, God is the Giver of peace.
He has created the perfect creation. ||2||20||84||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Within my heart, I meditate on God.
I have returned home safe and sound.
The world has become contented.
The Perfect Guru has saved me. ||1||
O Saints, my God is forever merciful.
The Lord of the world does not call His devotee to account; He protects His children. ||1||Pause||
I have enshrined the Lord's Name within my heart.
He has resolved all my affairs.
The Perfect Guru was pleased, and blessed me,
and now, Nanak shall never again suffer pain. ||2||21||85||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Lord abides in my mind and body.
Everyone congratulates me on my victory.
This is the glorious greatness of the Perfect Guru.
His value cannot be described. ||1||
I am a sacrifice to Your Name.
He alone, whom You have forgiven, O my Beloved, sings Your Praises. ||1||Pause||
You are my Great Lord and Master.
You are the support of the Saints.
Nanak has entered God's Sanctuary.
The faces of the slanderers are blackened with ashes. ||2||22||86||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Peace in this world, O my friends,
and bliss in the world hereafter - God has given me this.
The Transcendent Lord has arranged these arrangements;
I shall never waver again. ||1||
My mind is pleased with the True Lord Master.
I know the Lord to be pervading all. ||1||Pause||

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All beings are Yours, O Merciful Lord.
You cherish Your devotees.
Your glorious greatness is wonderful and marvellous.
Nanak ever meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||2||23||87||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Lord is always with me.
The Messenger of Death does not approach me.
God holds me close in His embrace, and protects me.
True are the Teachings of the True Guru. ||1||
The Perfect Guru has done it perfectly.
He has beaten and driven off my enemies, and given me, His slave, the sublime understanding of the neutral mind. ||1||Pause||
God has blessed all places with prosperity.
I have returned again safe and sound.
Nanak has entered God's Sanctuary.
It has eradicated all disease. ||2||24||88||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The True Guru is the Giver of all peace and comfort - seek His Sanctuary.
Beholding the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, bliss ensues, pain is dispelled, and one sings the Lord's Praises. ||1||
Drink in the sublime essence of the Lord, O Siblings of Destiny.
Chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord; worship the Naam in adoration, and enter the Sanctuary of the Perfect Guru. ||Pause||
Only one who has such pre-ordained destiny receives it; he alone becomes perfect, O Siblings of Destiny.
Nanak's prayer, O Dear God, is to remain lovingly absorbed in the Naam. ||2||25||89||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The Lord is the Cause of Causes, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts; He preserves the honor of His servant.
He is hailed and congratulated throughout the world, and he tastes the sublime essence of the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||1||
Dear God, Lord of the world, You are my only support.
You are all-powerful, the Giver of Sanctuary; twenty-four hours a day, I meditate on You. ||Pause||
That humble being, who vibrates upon You, O God, is not afflicted by anxiety.
Attached to the Feet of the True Guru, his fear is dispelled, and within his mind, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||2||
He abides in celestial peace and utter ecstasy; the True Guru has comforted him.
He has returned home victorious, with honor, and his hopes have been fulfilled. ||3||
Perfect are the Teachings of the Perfect Guru; Perfect are the actions of God.
Grasping hold of the Guru's feet, Nanak has crossed over the terrifying world-ocean, chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. ||4||26||90||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Becoming merciful, the Destroyer of the pains of the poor has Himself devised all devices.
In an instant, He has saved His humble servant; the Perfect Guru has cut away his bonds. ||1||
O my mind, meditate forever on the Guru, the Lord of the Universe.
All illness shall depart from this body, and you shall obtain the fruits of your mind's desires. ||Pause||
God created all beings and creatures; He is lofty, inaccessible and infinite.
In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; his face is radiant in the Court of the Lord. ||2||27||91||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
I meditate in remembrance on my Lord.
Day and night, I ever meditate on Him.
He gave me His hand, and protected me.
I drink in the most sublime essence of the Lord's Name. ||1||

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I am a sacrifice to my Guru.
God, the Great Giver, the Perfect One, has become merciful to me, and now, all are kind to me. ||Pause||
Servant Nanak has entered His Sanctuary.
He has perfectly preserved his honor.
All suffering has been dispelled.
So enjoy peace, O my Siblings of Destiny! ||2||28||92||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
Hear my prayer, O my Lord and Master; all beings and creatures were created by You.
You preserve the honor of Your Name, O Lord, Cause of causes. ||1||
O Dear God, Beloved, please, make me Your own.
Whether good or bad, I am Yours. ||Pause||
The Almighty Lord and Master heard my prayer; cutting away my bonds, He has adorned me.
He dressed me in robes of honor, and blended His servant with Himself; Nanak is revealed in glory throughout the world. ||2||29||93||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
All beings and creatures are subservient to all those who serve in the Lord's Court.
Their God made them His own, and carried them across the terrifying world-ocean. ||1||
He resolves all the affairs of His Saints.
He is merciful to the meek, kind and compassionate, the ocean of kindness, my Perfect Lord and Master. ||Pause||
I am asked to come and be seated, everywhere I go, and I lack nothing.
The Lord blesses His humble devotee with robes of honor; O Nanak, the Glory of God is manifest. ||2||30||94||
Sorat'h, Ninth Mehl:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
O mind, love the Lord.
With your ears, hear the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe, and with your tongue, sing His song. ||1||Pause||
Join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and meditate in remembrance on the Lord; even a sinner like yourself will become pure.
Death is on the prowl, with its mouth wide open, friend. ||1||
Today or tomorrow, eventually it will seize you; understand this in your consciousness.
Says Nanak, meditate, and vibrate upon the Lord; this opportunity is slipping away! ||2||1||
Sorat'h, Ninth Mehl:
The mind remains in the mind.
He does not meditate on the Lord, nor does he perform service at sacred shrines, and so death seizes him by the hair. ||1||Pause||
Wife, friends, children, carriages, property, total wealth, the entire world
- know that all of these things are false. The Lord's meditation alone is true. ||1||
Wandering, wandering around for so many ages, he has grown weary, and finally, he obtained this human body.
Says Nanak, this is the opportunity to meet the Lord; why don't you remember Him in meditation? ||2||2||
Sorat'h, Ninth Mehl:
O mind, what evil-mindedness have you developed?
You are engrossed in the pleasures of other men's wives, and slander; you have not worshipped the Lord at all. ||1||Pause||
You do not know the way to liberation, but you run all around chasing wealth.

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In the end, nothing shall go along with you; you have entrapped yourself in vain. ||1||
You have not meditated or vibrated upon the Lord; you have not served the Guru, or His humble servants; spiritual wisdom has not welled up within you.
The Immaculate Lord is within your heart, and yet you search for Him in the wilderness. ||2||
You have wandered through many many births; you are exhausted but have still not found a way out of this endless cycle.
Now that you have obtained this human body, meditate on the Lord's Feet; Nanak advises with this advice. ||3||3||
Sorat'h, Ninth Mehl:
O mind, contemplate the Sanctuary of God.
Meditating on Him in remembrance, Ganika the prostitute was saved; enshrine His Praises within your heart. ||1||Pause||
Meditating on Him in remembrance, Dhroo became immortal, and obtained the state of fearlessness.
The Lord and Master removes suffering in this way - why have you forgotten Him? ||1||
As soon as the elephant took to the protective Sanctuary of the Lord, the ocean of mercy, he escaped from the crocodile.
How much can I describe the Glorious Praises of the Naam? Whoever chants the Lord's Name, his bonds are broken. ||2||
Ajaamal, known throughout the world as a sinner, was redeemed in an instant.
Says Nanak, remember the Chintaamani, the jewel which fulfills all desires, and you too shall be carried across and saved. ||3||4||
Sorat'h, Ninth Mehl:
What efforts should the mortal make,
to attain devotional worship of the Lord, and eradicate the fear of death? ||1||Pause||
Which actions, what sort of knowledge, and what religion - what Dharma should one practice?
What Name of the Guru should one remember in meditation, to cross over the terrifying world-ocean? ||1||
In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Name of the One Lord is the treasure of mercy; chanting it, one obtains salvation.
No other religion is comparable to this; so speak the Vedas. ||2||
He is beyond pain and pleasure, forever unattached; He is called the Lord of the world.
He dwells deep within your inner self, O Nanak, like the image in a mirror. ||3||5||
Sorat'h, Ninth Mehl:
O mother, how can I see the Lord of the world?
In the utter darkness of emotional attachment and spiritual ignorance, my mind remains entangled. ||1||Pause||
Deluded by doubt, I have wasted my whole life; I have not obtained a stable intellect.
I remain under the influence of corrupting sins, night and day, and I have not renounced wickedness. ||1||
I never joined the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and I did not sing the Kirtan of God's Praises.
O servant Nanak, I have no virtues at all; keep me in Your Sanctuary, Lord. ||2||6||
Sorat'h, Ninth Mehl:
O mother, my mind is out of control.
Night and day, it runs after sin and corruption. How can I restrain it? ||1||Pause||
He listens to the teachings of the Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees, but he does not enshrine them in his heart, even for an instant.
Engrossed in the wealth and women of others, his life passes away uselessly. ||1||
He has gone insane with the wine of Maya, and does not understand even a bit of spiritual wisdom.
Deep within his heart, the Immaculate Lord dwells, but he does not know this secret. ||2||

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When I came to the Sanctuary of the Holy Saints, all my evil-mindedness was dispelled.
Then, O Nanak, I remembered the Chintaamani, the jewel which fulfills all desires, and the noose of Death was snapped. ||3||7||
Sorat'h, Ninth Mehl:
O man, grasp this Truth firmly in your soul.
The whole world is just like a dream; it will pass away in an instant. ||1||Pause||
Like a wall of sand, built up and plastered with great care, which does not last even a few days,
just so are the pleasures of Maya. Why are you entangled in them, you ignorant fool? ||1||
Understand this today - it is not yet too late! Chant and vibrate the Name of the Lord.
Says Nanak, this is the subtle wisdom of the Holy Saints, which I proclaim out loud to you. ||2||8||
Sorat'h, Ninth Mehl:
In this world, I have not found any true friend.
The whole world is attached to its own pleasures, and when trouble comes, no one is with you. ||1||Pause||
Wives, friends, children and relatives - all are attached to wealth.
When they see a poor man, they all forsake his company and run away. ||1||
So what should I say to this crazy mind, which is affectionately attached to them?
The Lord is the Master of the meek, the Destroyer of all fears, and I have forgotten to praise Him. ||2||
Like a dog's tail, which will never straighten out, the mind will not change, no matter how many things are tried.
Says Nanak, please, Lord, uphold the honor of Your innate nature; I chant Your Name. ||3||9||
Sorat'h, Ninth Mehl:
O mind, you have not accepted the Guru's Teachings.
What is the use of shaving your head, and wearing saffron robes? ||1||Pause||
Abandoning Truth, you cling to falsehood; your life is uselessly wasting away.
Practicing hypocrisy, you fill your belly, and then sleep like an animal. ||1||
You do not know the Way of the Lord's meditation; you have sold yourself into Maya's hands.
The madman remains entangled in vice and corruption; he has forgotten the jewel of the Naam. ||2||
He remains thoughtless, not thinking of the Lord of the Universe; his life is uselessly passing away.
Says Nanak, O Lord, please, confirm your innate nature; this mortal is continually making mistakes. ||3||10||
Sorat'h, Ninth Mehl:
That man, who in the midst of pain, does not feel pain,
who is not affected by pleasure, affection or fear, and who looks alike upon gold and dust;||1||Pause||
Who is not swayed by either slander or praise, nor affected by greed, attachment or pride;
who remains unaffected by joy and sorrow, honor and dishonor;||1||
who renounces all hopes and desires and remains desireless in the world;
who is not touched by sexual desire or anger - within his heart, God dwells. ||2||
That man, blessed by Guru's Grace, understands this way.
O Nanak, he merges with the Lord of the Universe, like water with water. ||3||11||

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Sorat'h, Ninth Mehl:
O dear friend, know this in your mind.
The world is entangled in its own pleasures; no one is for anyone else. ||1||Pause||
In good times, many come and sit together, surrounding you on all four sides.
But when hard times come, they all leave, and no one comes near you. ||1||
Your wife, whom you love so much, and who has remained ever attached to you,
runs away crying, "Ghost! Ghost!", as soon as the swan-soul leaves this body. ||2||
This is the way they act - those whom we love so much.
At the very last moment, O Nanak, no one is any use at all, except the Dear Lord. ||3||12||139||
Sorat'h, First Mehl, First House, Ashtapadees, Chau-Tukas:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
I am not torn by duality, because I do not worship any other than the Lord; I do not visit tombs or crematoriums.
I do not enter the houses of strangers, engrossed in desire. The Naam, the Name of the Lord, has satisfied my desires.
Deep within my heart, the Guru has shown me the home of my being, and my mind is imbued with peace and poise, O Siblings of Destiny.
You Yourself are all-knowing, and You Yourself are all-seeing; You alone bestow intelligence, O Lord. ||1||
My mind is detached, imbued with detachment; the Word of the Shabad has pierced my mind, O my mother.
God's Light shines continually within the nucleus of my deepest self; I am lovingly attached to the Bani, the Word of the True Lord Master. ||Pause||
Countless detached renunciates talk of detachment and renunciation, but he alone is a true renunciate, who is pleasing to the Lord Master.
The Word of the Shabad is ever in his heart; he is absorbed in the Fear of God, and he works to serve the Guru.
He remembers the One Lord, his mind does not waver, and he restrains its wanderings.
He is intoxicated with celestial bliss, and is ever imbued with the Lord's Love; he sings the Glorious Praises of the True Lord. ||2||
The mind is like the wind, but if it comes to rest in peace, even for an instant, then he shall abide in the peace of the Name, O Siblings of Destiny.
His tongue, eyes and ears are imbued with Truth; O Lord, You quench the fires of desire.
In hope, the renunciate remains free of hopes; in the home of his own inner self, he is absorbed in the trance of deep meditation.
He remains content, satisfied with the charity of the Naam; he drinks in the Ambrosial Amrit with ease. ||3||
There is no renunciation in duality, as long as there is even a particle of duality.
The whole world is Yours, Lord; You alone are the Giver. There is not any other, O Siblings of Destiny.
The self-willed manmukh dwells in misery forever, while the Lord bestows greatness upon the Gurmukh.
God is infinite, endless, inaccessible and unfathomable; His worth cannot be described. ||4||
The consciousness in deep Samaadhi, the Supreme Being, the Lord of the three worlds - these are Your Names, Lord.
The creatures born into this world have their destiny inscribed upon their foreheads; they experience according to their destinies.
The Lord Himself causes them to do good and bad deeds; He Himself makes them steadfast in devotional worship.
The filth of their mind and mouth is washed off when they live in the Fear of God; the inaccessible Lord Himself blesses them with spiritual wisdom. ||5||

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Only those who taste it know its sweet taste, like the mute, who eats the candy, and only smiles.
How can I describe the indescribable, O Siblings of Destiny? I shall follow His Will forever.
If one meets with the Guru, the Generous Giver, then he understands; those who have no Guru cannot understand this.
As the Lord causes us to act, so do we act, O Siblings of Destiny. What other clever tricks can anyone try? ||6||
Some are deluded by doubt, while others are imbued with devotional worship; Your play is infinite and endless.
As You engage them, they receive the fruits of their rewards; You alone are the One who issues Your Commands.
I would serve You, if anything were my own; my soul and body are Yours.
One who meets with the True Guru, by His Grace, takes the Support of the Ambrosial Naam. ||7||
He dwells in the heavenly realms, and his virtues radiantly shine forth; meditation and spiritual wisdom are found in virtue.
The Naam is pleasing to his mind; he speaks it, and causes others to speak it as well. He speaks the essential essence of wisdom.
The Word of the Shabad is his Guru and spiritual teacher, profound and unfathomable; without the Shabad, the world is insane.
He is a perfect renunciate, naturally at ease, O Nanak, whose mind is pleased with the True Lord. ||8||1||
Sorat'h, First Mehl, Ti-Tukas:
Hope and desire are entrapments, O Siblings of Destiny. Religious rituals and ceremonies are traps.
Because of good and bad deeds, one is born into the world, O Siblings of Destiny; forgetting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, he is ruined.
This Maya is the enticer of the world, O Siblings of Destiny; all such actions are corrupt. ||1||
Listen, O ritualistic Pandit:
that religious ritual which produces happiness, O Siblings of Destiny, is contemplation of the essence of the soul. ||Pause||
You may stand and recite the Shaastras and the Vedas, O Siblings of Destiny, but these are just worldly actions.
Filth cannot be washed away by hypocrisy, O Siblings of Destiny; the filth of corruption and sin is within you.
This is how the spider is destroyed, O Siblings of Destiny, by falling head-long in its own web. ||2||
So many are destroyed by their own evil-mindedness, O Siblings of Destiny; in the love of duality, they are ruined.
Without the True Guru, the Name is not obtained, O Siblings of Destiny; without the Name, doubt does not depart.
If one serves the True Guru, then he obtains peace, O Siblings of Destiny; his comings and goings are ended. ||3||
True celestial peace comes from the Guru, O Siblings of Destiny; the immaculate mind is absorbed into the True Lord.
One who serves the Guru, understands, O Siblings of Destiny; without the Guru, the way is not found.
What can anyone do, with greed within? O Siblings of Destiny, by telling lies, they eat poison. ||4||
O Pandit, by churning cream, butter is produced.
By churning water, you shall only see water, O Siblings of Destiny; this world is like that.
Without the Guru, he is ruined by doubt, O Siblings of Destiny; the unseen Divine Lord is in each and every heart. ||5||
This world is like a thread of cotton, O Siblings of Destiny, which Maya has tied on all ten sides.
Without the Guru, the knots cannot be untied, O Siblings of Destiny; I am so tired of religious rituals.
This world is deluded by doubt, O Siblings of Destiny; no one can say anything about it. ||6||
Meeting with the Guru, the Fear of God comes to abide in the mind; to die in the Fear of God is one's true destiny.
In the Court of the Lord, the Naam is far superior to ritualistic cleansing baths, charity and good deeds, O Siblings of Destiny.

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One who implants the Naam within himself, through the Guru's halter - O Siblings of Destiny, the Lord dwells in his mind, and he is free of hypocrisy. ||7||
This body is the jeweller's shop, O Siblings of Destiny; the incomparable Naam is the merchandise.
The merchant secures this merchandise, O Siblings of Destiny, by contemplating the Word of the Guru's Shabad.
Blessed is the merchant, O Nanak, who meets the Guru, and engages in this trade. ||8||2||
Sorat'h, First Mehl:
Those who serve the True Guru, O Beloved, their companions are saved as well.
No one blocks their way, O Beloved, and the Lord's Ambrosial Nectar is on their tongue.
Without the Fear of God, they are so heavy that they sink and drown, O Beloved; but the Lord, casting His Glance of Grace, carries them across. ||1||
I ever praise You, O Beloved, I ever sing Your Praises.
Without the boat, one is drowned in the sea of fear, O Beloved; how can I reach the distant shore? ||1||Pause||
I praise the Praiseworthy Lord, O Beloved; there is no other one to praise.
Those who praise my God are good, O Beloved; they are imbued with the Word of the Shabad, and His Love.
If I join them, O Beloved, I can churn the essence and so find joy. ||2||
The gateway to honor is Truth, O Beloved; it bears the Insignia of the True Name of the Lord.
We come into the world, and we depart, with our destiny written and pre-ordained, O Beloved; realize the Command of the Commander.
Without the Guru, this Command is not understood, O Beloved; True is the Power of the True Lord. ||3||
By His Command, we are conceived, O Beloved, and by His Command, we grow in the womb.
By His Command, we are born, O Beloved, head-first, and upside-down.
The Gurmukh is honored in the Court of the Lord, O Beloved; he departs after resolving his affairs. ||4||
By His Command, one comes into the world, O Beloved, and by His Will, he goes.
By His Will, some are bound and gagged and driven away, O Beloved; the self-willed manmukhs suffer their punishment.
By His Command, the Word of the Shabad, is realized, O Beloved, and one goes to the Court of the Lord robed in honor. ||5||
By His Command, some accounts are accounted for, O Beloved; by His Command, some suffer in egotism and duality.
By His Command, one wanders in reincarnation, O Beloved; deceived by sins and demerits, he cries out in his suffering.
If he comes to realize the Command of the Lord's Will, O Beloved, then he is blessed with Truth and Honor. ||6||
It is so difficult to speak it, O Beloved; how can we speak, and hear, the True Name?
I am a sacrifice to those who praise the Lord, O Beloved.
I have obtained the Name, and I am satisfied, O Beloved; by His Grace, I am united in His Union. ||7||
If my body were to become the paper, O Beloved, and my mind the inkpot;
and if my tongue became the pen, O Beloved, I would write, and contemplate, the Glorious Praises of the True Lord.
Blessed is that scribe, O Nanak, who writes the True Name, and enshrines it within his heart. ||8||3||
Sorat'h, First Mehl, Du-Tukas:
You are the Giver of virtue, O Immaculate Lord, but my mind is not immaculate, O Siblings of Destiny.
I am a worthless sinner, O Siblings of Destiny; virtue is obtained from You alone, Lord. ||1||
O my Beloved Creator Lord, You create, and You behold.
I am a hypocritical sinner, O Siblings of Destiny. Bless my mind and body with Your Name, O Lord. ||Pause||

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The poisonous Maya has enticed the consciousness, O Siblings of Destiny; through clever tricks, one loses his honor.
The True Lord and Master abides in the consciousness, O Siblings of Destiny, if the Guru's spiritual wisdom permeates it. ||2||
Beautiful, beautiful, the Lord is called, O Siblings of Destiny; beautiful, like the deep crimson color of the poppy.
If man loves the Lord with detachment, O Siblings of Destiny, he is judged to be true and infallible in the Lord's court and home. ||3||
You are pervading the realms of the underworld and the heavenly skies; Your wisdom and glories are in each and every heart.
Meeting with the Guru, one finds peace, O Siblings of Destiny, and pride is dispelled from the mind. ||4||
Scrubbing with water, the body can be cleaned, O Siblings of Destiny, but the body becomes dirty again.
Bathing in the supreme essence of spiritual wisdom, O Siblings of Destiny, the mind and body become pure. ||5||
Why worship gods and goddesses, O Siblings of Destiny? What can we ask of them? What can they give us?
The stone gods are washed with water, O Siblings of Destiny, but they just sink in the water. ||6||
Without the Guru, the unseen Lord cannot be seen, O Siblings of Destiny; the world is drowning, having lost its honor.
Greatness is in the hands of my Lord and Master, O Siblings of Destiny; as He is pleased, He gives. ||7||
That soul-bride, who talks sweetly and speaks the Truth, O Siblings of Destiny, becomes pleasing to her Husband Lord.
Pierced by His Love, she abides in Truth, O Siblings of Destiny, deeply imbued with the Lord's Name. ||8||
Everyone calls God his own, O Siblings of Destiny, but the all-knowing Lord is known only through the Guru.
Those who are pierced by His Love are saved, O Siblings of Destiny; they bear the Insignia of the True Word of the Shabad. ||9||
A large pile of firewood, O Siblings of Destiny, will burn if a small fire is applied.
In the same way, if the Naam, the Name of the Lord, dwells in the heart for a moment, even for an instant, O Siblings of Destiny, then one meets the Lord with ease, O Nanak. ||10||4||
Sorat'h, Third Mehl, First House, Ti-Tukas:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
You always preserve the honor of Your devotees, O Dear Lord; You have protected them from the very beginning of time.
You protected Your servant Prahlaad, O Dear Lord, and annihilated Harnaakhash.
The Gurmukhs place their faith in the Dear Lord, but the self-willed manmukhs are deluded by doubt. ||1||
O Dear Lord, this is Your Glory.
You preserve the honor of Your devotees, O Lord Master; Your devotees seek Your Sanctuary. ||Pause||
The Messenger of Death cannot touch Your devotees; death cannot even approach them.
The Name of the Lord alone abides in their minds; through the Naam, the Name of the Lord, they find liberation.
Wealth and all the spiritual powers of the Siddhis fall at the feet of the Lord's devotees; they obtain peace and poise from the Guru. ||2||
The self-willed manmukhs have no faith; they are filled with greed and self-interest.
They are not Gurmukh - they do not understand the Word of the Shabad in their hearts; they do not love the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
Their masks of falsehood and hypocrisy shall fall off; the self-willed manmukhs speak with insipid words. ||3||
You are pervading through Your devotees, O Dear God; through Your devotees, You are known.
All the people are enticed by Maya; they are Yours, Lord - You alone are the Architect of Destiny.

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Overcoming my egotism and quieting the desires within my mind, I have come to realize the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||4||
God automatically does the work of those who love the Name of the Lord.
By Guru's Grace, he ever dwells in their minds, and He resolves all their affairs.
Whoever challenges them is destroyed; they have the Lord God as their Savior. ||5||
Without serving the True Guru, no one finds the Lord; the self-willed manmukhs die crying out in pain.
They come and go, and find no place of rest; in pain and suffering, they perish.
But one who becomes Gurmukh drinks in the Ambrosial Nectar, and is easily absorbed in the True Name. ||6||
Without serving the True Guru, one cannot escape reincarnation, even by performing numerous rituals.
Those who read the Vedas, and argue and debate without the Lord, lose their honor.
True is the True Guru, and True is the Word of His Bani; in the Guru's Sanctuary, one is saved. ||7||
Those whose minds are filled with the Lord are judged as true in the Court of the Lord; they are hailed as true in the True Court.
Their praises echo throughout the ages, and no one can erase them.
Nanak is forever a sacrifice to those who enshrine the Lord within their hearts. ||8||1||
Sorat'h, Third Mehl, Du-Tukas:
He Himself forgives the worthless, O Siblings of Destiny; He commits them to the service of the True Guru.
Service to the True Guru is sublime, O Siblings of Destiny; through it, one's consciousness is attached to the Lord's Name. ||1||
The Dear Lord forgives, and unites with Himself.
I am a sinner, totally without virtue, O Siblings of Destiny; the Perfect True Guru has blended me. ||Pause||
So many, so many sinners have been forgiven, O beloved one, by contemplating the True Word of the Shabad.
They got on board the boat of the True Guru, who carried them across the terrifying world-ocean, O Siblings of Destiny. ||2||
I have been transformed from rusty iron into gold, O Siblings of Destiny, united in Union with the Guru, the Philosopher's Stone.
Eliminating my self-conceit, the Name has come to dwell within my mind, O Siblings of Destiny; my light has merged in the Light. ||3||
I am a sacrifice, I am a sacrifice, O Siblings of Destiny, I am forever a sacrifice to my True Guru.
He has given me the treasure of the Naam; O Siblings of Destiny, through the Guru's Teachings, I am absorbed in celestial bliss. ||4||
Without the Guru, celestial peace is not produced, O Siblings of Destiny; go and ask the spiritual teachers about this.
Serve the True Guru forever, O Siblings of Destiny, and eradicate self-conceit from within. ||5||
Under Guru's Instruction, the Fear of God is produced, O Siblings of Destiny; true and excellent are the deeds done in the Fear of God.
Then, one is blessed with the treasure of the Lord's Love, O Siblings of Destiny, and the Support of the True Name. ||6||
I fall at the feet of those who serve their True Guru, O Siblings of Destiny.
I have fulfilled my life, O Siblings of Destiny, and my family has been saved as well. ||7||
The True Word of the Guru's Bani, and the True Word of the Shabad, O Siblings of Destiny, are obtained only by Guru's Grace.
O Nanak, with the Name of the Lord abiding in one's mind, no obstacles stand in one's way, O Siblings of Destiny. ||8||2||

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Sorat'h, Third Mehl:
The Dear Lord is realized through the Word of His Shabad, O Siblings of Destiny, which is found only by perfect destiny.
The happy soul-brides are forever in peace, O Siblings of Destiny; night and day, they are attuned to the Lord's Love. ||1||
O Dear Lord, You Yourself color us in Your Love.
Sing, continually sing His Praises, imbued with His Love, O Siblings of Destiny; be in love with the Lord. ||Pause||
Work to serve the Guru, O Siblings of Destiny; abandon self-conceit, and focus your consciousness.
You shall be in peace forever, and you shall not suffer in pain any longer, O Siblings of Destiny; the Lord Himself shall come and abide in your mind. ||2||
She who does not know the Will of her Husband Lord, O Siblings of Destiny, is an ill-mannered and bitter bride.
She does things with a stubborn mind, O Siblings of Destiny; without the Name, she is false. ||3||
They alone sing the Lord's Praises, who have such pre-ordained destiny written upon their foreheads, O Siblings of Destiny; through the Love of the True Lord, they find detachment.
Night and day, they are imbued with His Love; they utter His Glorious Praises, O Siblings of Destiny, and they lovingly focus their consciousness on the Fearless Guru. ||4||
He kills and revives all, O Siblings of Destiny; serve Him, day and night.
How can we forget Him from our minds, O Siblings of Destiny? His gifts are glorious and great. ||5||
The self-willed manmukh is filthy and double-minded, O Siblings of Destiny; the finds no place of rest in the Court of the Lord.
But if she becomes Gurmukh, then she chants the Glorious Praises of the Lord, O Siblings of Destiny; the meets her True Beloved, and merges in Him. ||6||
In this life, she has not focused her consciousness on the Lord, O Siblings of Destiny; how can she show her face when she leaves?
In spite of the warning calls which were sounded, she has been plundered, O Siblings of Destiny; she yearned only for corruption. ||7||
Those who dwell upon the Naam, O Siblings of Destiny, their bodies are ever peaceful and tranquil.
O Nanak, dwell upon the Naam; the Lord is infinite, virtuous and unfathomable, O Siblings of Destiny. ||8||3||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl, First House, Ashtapadees:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
The One who created the whole world, O Siblings of Destiny, is the Almighty Lord, the Cause of causes.
He fashioned the soul and the body, O Siblings of Destiny, by His own power.
How can He be described? How can He be seen, O Siblings of Destiny? The Creator is One; He is indescribable.
Praise the Guru, the Lord of the Universe, O Siblings of Destiny; through Him, the essence is known. ||1||
O my mind, meditate on the Lord, the Lord God.
He blesses His servant with the gift of the Naam; He is the Destroyer of pain and suffering. ||Pause||
Everything is in His home, O Siblings of Destiny; His warehouse is overflowing with the nine treasures.
His worth cannot be estimated, O Siblings of Destiny; He is lofty, inaccessible and infinite.
He cherishes all beings and creatures, O Siblings of Destiny; he continually takes care of them.
So meet with the Perfect True Guru, O Siblings of Destiny, and merge in the Word of the Shabad. ||2||
Adoring the feet of the True Guru, O Siblings of Destiny, doubt and fear are dispelled.
Joining the Society of the Saints, cleanse your mind, O Siblings of Destiny, and dwell in the Name of the Lord.
The darkness of ignorance shall be dispelled, O Siblings of Destiny, and the lotus of your heart shall blossom forth.
By the Guru's Word, peace wells up, O Siblings of Destiny; all fruits are with the True Guru. ||3||

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Give up your sense of mine and yours, O Siblings of Destiny, and become the dust of the feet of all.
In each and every heart, God is contained, O Siblings of Destiny; He sees, and hears, and is ever-present with us.
On that day when one forgets the Supreme Lord God, O Siblings of Destiny, on that day, one ought to die crying out in pain.
He is the all-powerful Cause of Causes, O Siblings of Destiny; he is totally filled with all powers. ||4||
The Love of the Name is the greatest treasure, O Siblings of Destiny; through it, emotional attachment to Maya is dispelled.
If it is pleasing to His Will, then He unites us in His Union, O Siblings of Destiny; the Naam, the Name of the Lord, comes to abide in the mind.
The heart-lotus of the Gurmukh blossoms forth, O Siblings of Destiny, and the heart is illumined.
The Glory of God has been revealed, O Siblings of Destiny, and the earth and sky have blossomed forth. ||5||
The Perfect Guru has blessed me with contentment, O Siblings of Destiny; day and night, I remain attached to the Lord's Love.
My tongue continually chants the Lord's Name, O Siblings of Destiny; this is the true taste, and the object of human life.
Listening with my ears, I hear and so I live, O Siblings of Destiny; I have obtained the unchanging, unmoving state.
That soul,which does not place its faith in the Lord shall burn, O Siblings of Destiny. ||6||
My Lord and Master has so many virtues, O Siblings of Destiny; I am a sacrifice to Him.
He nurtures even the most worthless, O Siblings of Destiny, and gives home to the homeless.
He gives us nourishment with each and every breath, O Siblings of Destiny; His Name is everlasting.
One who meets with the True Guru, O Siblings of Destiny, does so only by perfect destiny. ||7||
Without Him, I cannot live, even for an instant, O Siblings of Destiny; He is totally filled with all powers.
With every breath and morsel of food, I will not forget Him, O Siblings of Destiny; I behold Him ever-present.
In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I meet Him, O Siblings of Destiny; He is totally pervading and permeating everywhere.
Those who do not embrace love for the Lord, O Siblings of Destiny, always die crying out in pain. ||8||
Grasping hold of the hem of His robe, O Siblings of Destiny, we are carried across the world-ocean of fear and pain.
By His Glance of Grace, He has blessed us, O Siblings of Destiny; He shall be with us until the very end.
My mind and body are soothed and calmed, O Siblings of Destiny, nourished by the food of the Naam.
Nanak has entered His Sanctuary, O Siblings of Destiny; the Lord is the Destroyer of sins. ||9||1||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
The womb of the mother is an ocean of pain, O Beloved; even there, the Lord causes His Name to be chanted.
When he emerges, he finds corruption pervading everywhere, O Beloved, and he becomes increasingly attached to Maya.
One whom the Lord blesses with His kind favor, O Beloved, meets the Perfect Guru.
He worships the Lord in adoration with each and every breath, O Beloved; he is lovingly attached to the Lord's Name. ||1||
You are the support of my mind and body, O Beloved; You are the support of my mind and body.
There is no other Creator except for You, O Beloved; You alone are the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. ||Pause||
After wandering in doubt for millions of incarnations, he comes into the world, O Beloved; for uncounted lifetimes, he has suffered in pain.
He has forgotten his True Lord and Master, O Beloved, and so he suffers terrible punishment.
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We are saved by following those, O Beloved, who seek the Sanctuary of the True Lord. ||2||
He thinks that his food is so sweet, O Beloved, but it makes his body ill.
It turns out to be bitter, O Beloved, and it produces only sadness.
The Lord leads him astray in the enjoyment of pleasures, O Beloved, and so his sense of separation does not depart.
Those who meet the Guru are saved, O Beloved; this is their pre-ordained destiny. ||3||
He is filled with longing for Maya, O Beloved, and so the Lord does not ever come into his mind.
Those who forget You, O Supreme Lord Master, their bodies turn to dust.
They cry out and scream horribly, O Beloved, but their torment does not end.
Those who meet the Guru, and reform themselves, O Beloved, their capital remains intact. ||4||
As far as possible, do not associate with the faithless cynics, O Beloved.
Meeting with them, the Lord is forgotten, O Beloved, and you rise and depart with a blackened face.
The self-willed manmukh finds no rest or shelter, O Beloved; in the Court of the Lord, they are punished.
Those who meet with the Guru, and reform themselves, O Beloved, their affairs are resolved. ||5||
One may have thousands of clever tricks and techniques of austere self-discipline, O Beloved, but not even one of them will go with him.
Those who turn their backs on the Lord of the Universe, O Beloved, their families are stained with disgrace.
They do not realize that they do have Him , O Beloved; falsehood will not go with them.
Those who meet with the True Guru, O Beloved, dwell upon the True Name. ||6||
When the Lord casts His Glance of Grace, O Beloved, one is blessed with Truth, contentment, wisdom and meditation.
Night and day, he sings the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises, O Beloved, totally filled with Ambrosial Nectar.
He crosses over the sea of pain, O Beloved, and swims across the terrifying world-ocean.
One who is pleasing to His Will, He unites with Himself, O Beloved; he is forever true. ||7||
The all-powerful Divine Lord is compassionate, O Beloved; He is the Support of His devotees.
I seek His Sanctuary, O Beloved; He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts.
He has adorned me in this world and the next, O Beloved; He has placed the Emblem of Truth upon my forehead.
I shall never forget that God, O Beloved; Nanak is forever a sacrifice to Him. ||8||2||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl, Second House, Ashtapadees:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
They read scriptures, and contemplate the Vedas; they practice the inner cleansing techniques of Yoga, and control of the breath.
But they cannot escape from the company of the five passions; they are increasingly bound to egotism. ||1||
O Beloved, this is not the way to meet the Lord; I have performed these rituals so many times.
I have collapsed, exhausted, at the Door of my Lord Master; I pray that He may grant me a discerning intellect. ||Pause||
One may remain silent and use his hands as begging bowls, and wander naked in the forest.
He may make pilgrimages to river banks and sacred shrines all over the world, but his sense of duality will not leave him. ||2||

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His mind's desires may lead him to go and dwell at sacred places of pilgrimage, and offer his head to be sawn off;
but this will not cause the filth of his mind to depart, even though he may make thousands of efforts. ||3||
He may give gifts of all sorts - gold, women, horses and elephants.
He may make offerings of corn, clothes and land in abundance, but this will not lead him to the Lord's Door. ||4||
He may remain devoted to worship and adoration, bowing his forehead to the floor, practicing the six religious rituals.
He indulges in egotism and pride, and falls into entanglements, but he does not meet the Lord by these devices. ||5||
He practices the eighty-four postures of Yoga, and acquires the supernatural powers of the Siddhas, but he gets tired of practicing these.
He lives a long life, but is reincarnated again and again; he has not met with the Lord. ||6||
He may enjoy princely pleasures, and regal pomp and ceremony, and issue unchallenged commands.
He may lie on beautiful beds, perfumed with sandalwood oil, but this will led him only to the gates of the most horrible hell. ||7||
Singing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, is the highest of all actions.
Says Nanak, he alone obtains it, who is pre-destined to receive it. ||8||
Your slave is intoxicated with this Love of Yours.
The Destroyer of the pains of the poor has become merciful to me, and this mind is imbued with the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. ||Second Pause||1||3||
Vaar Of Raag Sorat'h, Fourth Mehl:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
Shalok, First Mehl:
Sorat'h is always beautiful, if it brings the True Lord to dwell in the mind of the soul-bride.
Her teeth are clean and her mind is not split by duality; the Name of the True Lord is on her tongue.
Here and hereafter, she abides in the Fear of God, and serves the True Guru without hesitation.
Discarding worldly adornments, she meets her Husband Lord, and she celebrates joyfully with Him.
She is adorned forever with the Name in her mind, and she does not have even an iota of filth.
Her husband's younger and elder brothers, the corrupt desires, have died, suffering in pain; and now, who fears Maya, the mother-in-law?
If she becomes pleasing to her Husband Lord, O Nanak, she bears the jewel of good karma upon her forehead, and everything is Truth to her. ||1||
Fourth Mehl:
Sorat'h is beautiful only when it leads the soul-bride to seek the Lord's Name.
She pleases her Guru and God; under Guru's Instruction, she speaks the Name of the Lord, Har, Har.
She is attracted to the Lord's Name, day and night, and her body is drenched in the color of the Love of the Lord, Har, Har.
No other being like the Lord God can be found; I have looked and searched over the whole world.
The Guru, the True Guru, has implanted the Naam within me; my mind does not waver any more.
Servant Nanak is the Lord's slave, the slave of the slaves of the Guru, the True Guru. ||2||
Pauree:
You Yourself are the Creator, the Fashioner of the world.
You Yourself have arranged the play, and You Yourself arrange it.
You Yourself are the Giver and the Creator; You Yourself are the Enjoyer.
The Word of Your Shabad is pervading everywhere, O Creator Lord.
As Gurmukh, I ever praise the Lord; I am a sacrifice to the Guru. ||1||

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Shalok, Third Mehl:
In the flames of egotism, he is burnt to death; he wanders in doubt and the love of duality.
The Perfect True Guru saves him, making him His own.
This world is burning; through the Sublime Word of the Guru's Shabad, this comes to be seen.
Those who are attuned to the Shabad are cooled and soothed; O Nanak, they practice Truth. ||1||
Third Mehl:
Service to the True Guru is fruitful and rewarding; blessed and acceptable is such a life.
Those who do not forget the True Guru, in life and in death, are truly wise people.
Their families are saved, and they are approved by the Lord.
The Gurmukhs are approved in death as in life, while the self-willed manmukhs continue the cycle of birth and death.
O Nanak, they are not described as dead, who are absorbed in the Word of the Guru's Shabad. ||2||
Pauree:
Serve the Immaculate Lord God, and meditate on the Lord's Name.
Join the Society of the Holy Saints, and be absorbed in the Lord's Name.
O Lord, glorious and great is service to You; I am so foolish
- please, commit me to it. I am Your servant and slave; command me, according to Your Will.
As Gurmukh, I shall serve You, as Guru has instructed me. ||2||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
He acts according to pre-ordained destiny, written by the Creator Himself.
Emotional attachment has drugged him, and he has forgotten the Lord, the treasure of virtue.
Don't think that he is alive in the world - he is dead, through the love of duality.
Those who do not meditate on the Lord, as Gurmukh, are not permitted to sit near the Lord.
They suffer the most horrible pain and suffering, and neither their sons nor their wives go along with them.
Their faces are blackened among men, and they sigh in deep regret.
No one places any reliance in the self-willed manmukhs; trust in them is lost.
O Nanak, the Gurmukhs live in absolute peace; the Naam, the Name of the Lord, abides within them. ||1||
Third Mehl:
They alone are relatives, and they alone are friends, who, as Gurmukh, join together in love.
Night and day, they act according to the True Guru's Will; they remain absorbed in the True Name.
Those who are attached to the love of duality are not called friends; they practice egotism and corruption.
The self-willed manmukhs are selfish; they cannot resolve anyone's affairs.
O Nanak, they act according to their pre-ordained destiny; no one can erase it. ||2||
Pauree:
You Yourself created the world, and You Yourself arranged the play of it.
You Yourself created the three qualities, and fostered emotional attachment to Maya.
He is called to account for his deeds done in egotism; he continues coming and going in reincarnation.
The Guru instructs those whom the Lord Himself blesses with Grace.
I am a sacrifice to my Guru; forever and ever, I am a sacrifice to Him. ||3||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
The love of Maya is enticing; without teeth, it has eaten up the world.
The self-willed manmukhs are eaten away, while the Gurmukhs are saved; they focus their consciousness on the True Name.
Without the Name, the world wanders around insane; the Gurmukhs come to see this.

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Involved in worldly affairs, he wastes his life in vain; the peace-giving Lord does not come to abide in his mind.
O Nanak, they alone obtain the Name, who have such pre-ordained destiny. ||1||
Third Mehl:
The home within is filled with Ambrosial Nectar, but the self-willed manmukh does not get to taste it.
He is like the deer, who does not recognize its own musk-scent; it wanders around, deluded by doubt.
The manmukh forsakes the Ambrosial Nectar, and instead gathers poison; the Creator Himself has fooled him.
How rare are the Gurmukhs, who obtain this understanding; they behold the Lord God within themselves.
Their minds and bodies are cooled and soothed, and their tongues enjoy the sublime taste of the Lord.
Through the Word of the Shabad, the Name wells up; through the Shabad, we are united in the Lord's Union.
Without the Shabad, the whole world is insane, and it loses its life in vain.
The Shabad alone is Ambrosial Nectar; O Nanak, the Gurmukhs obtain it. ||2||
Pauree:
The Lord God is inaccessible; tell me, how can we find Him?
He has no form or feature, and He cannot be seen; tell me, how can we meditate on Him?
The Lord is formless, immaculate and inaccessible; which of His Virtues should we speak of and sing?
They alone walk on the Lord's Path, whom the Lord Himself instructs.
The Perfect Guru has revealed Him to me; serving the Guru, He is found. ||4||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
It is as if my body has been crushed in the oil-press, without yielding even a drop of blood;
it is as if my soul has been cut apart into pieces for the sake of the Love of the True Lord;
O Nanak, still, night and day, my Union with the Lord is not broken. ||1||
Third Mehl:
My Friend is so full of joy and love; He colors my mind with the color of His Love,
like the fabric which is treated to retain the color of the dye.
O Nanak, this color does not depart, and no other color can be imparted to this fabric. ||2||
Pauree:
The Lord Himself is pervading everywhere; the Lord Himself causes us to chant His Name.
The Lord Himself created the creation; He commits all to their tasks.
He engages some in devotional worship, and others, He causes to stray.
He places some on the Path, while He leads others into the wilderness.
Servant Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; as Gurmukh, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||5||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
Service to the True Guru is fruitful and rewarding, if one performs it with his mind focused on it.
The fruits of the mind's desires are obtained, and egotism departs from within.
His bonds are broken, and he is liberated; he remains absorbed in the True Lord.
It is so difficult to obtain the Naam in this world; it comes to dwell in the mind of the Gurmukh.
O Nanak, I am a sacrifice to one who serves his True Guru. ||1||
Third Mehl:
The mind of the self-willed manmukh is so very stubborn; it is stuck in the love of duality.
He does not find peace, even in dreams; he passes his life in misery and suffering.
The Pandits have grown weary of going door to door, reading and reciting their scriptures; the Siddhas have gone into their trances of Samaadhi.
This mind cannot be controlled; they are tired of performing religious rituals.
The impersonators have grown weary of wearing false costumes, and bathing at the sixty-eight sacred shrines.

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They do not know the state of their own minds; they are deluded by doubt and egotism.
By Guru's Grace, the Fear of God is obtained; by great good fortune, the Lord comes to abide in the mind.
When the Fear of God comes, the mind is restrained, and through the Word of the Shabad, the ego is burnt away.
Those who are imbued with Truth are immaculate; their light merges in the Light.
Meeting the True Guru, one obtains the Name; O Nanak, he is absorbed in peace. ||2||
Pauree:
The pleasures of kings and emperors are pleasing, but they last for only a few days.
These pleasures of Maya are like the color of the safflower, which wears off in a moment.
They do not go with him when he departs; instead, he carries the load of sins upon his head.
When death seizes him, and marches him away, then he looks absolutely hideous.
That lost opportunity will not come into his hands again, and in the end, he regrets and repents. ||6||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
Those who turn their faces away from the True Guru, suffer in sorrow and bondage.
Again and again, they are born only to die; they cannot meet their Lord.
The disease of doubt does not depart, and they find only pain and more pain.
O Nanak, if the Gracious Lord forgives, then one is united in Union with the Word of the Shabad. ||1||
Third Mehl:
Those who turn their faces away from the True Guru, shall find no place of rest or shelter.
They wander around from door to door, like a woman forsaken, with a bad character and a bad reputation.
O Nanak, the Gurmukhs are forgiven, and united in Union with the True Guru. ||2||
Pauree:
Those who serve the True Lord, the Destroyer of ego, cross over the terrifying world-ocean.
Those who chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, are passed over by the Messenger of Death.
Those who meditate on the Lord, go to His Court in robes of honor.
They alone serve You, O Lord, whom You bless with Grace.
I sing continually Your Glorious Praises, O Beloved; as Gurmukh, my doubts and fears have been dispelled. ||7||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
Upon the plate, three things have been placed; this is the sublime, ambrosial food of the Lord.
Eating this, the mind is satisfied, and the Door of Salvation is found.
It is so difficult to obtain this food, O Saints; it is obtained only by contemplating the Guru.
Why should we cast this riddle out of our minds? We should keep it ever enshrined in our hearts.
The True Guru has posed this riddle. The Guru's Sikhs have found its solution.
O Nanak, he alone understands this, whom the Lord inspires to understand. The Gurmukhs work hard, and find the Lord. ||1||
Third Mehl:
Those whom the Primal Lord unites, remain in Union with Him; they focus their consciousness on the True Guru.
Those whom the Lord Himself separates, remain separated; in the love of duality, they are ruined.
O Nanak, without good karma, what can anyone obtain? He earns what he is pre-destined to receive. ||2||
Pauree:
Sitting together, the companions sing the Songs of the Lord's Praises.
They praise the Lord's Name continually; they are a sacrifice to the Lord.
Those who hear, and believe in the Lord's Name, to them I am a sacrifice.
O Lord, let me unite with the Gurmukhs, who are united with You.
I am a sacrifice to those who, day and night, behold their Guru. ||8||
Shalok, Third Mehl:

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Without the Name of the Lord, everyone wanders around the world, losing.
The self-willed manmukhs do their deeds in the pitch black darkness of egotism.
The Gurmukhs drink in the Ambrosial Nectar, O Nanak, contemplating the Word of the Shabad. ||1||
Third Mehl:
He wakes in peace, and he sleeps in peace.
The Gurmukh praises the Lord night and day.
The self-willed manmukh remains deluded by his doubts.
He is filled with anxiety, and he cannot even sleep.
The spiritually wise wake and sleep in peace.
Nanak is a sacrifice to those who are imbued with the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||2||
Pauree:
They alone meditate on the Lord's Name, who are imbued with the Lord.
They meditate on the One Lord; the One and Only Lord is True.
The One Lord is pervading everywhere; the One Lord created the Universe.
Those who meditate on the Lord's Name, cast out their fears.
The Lord Himself blesses them with Guru's Instruction; the Gurmukh meditates on the Lord. ||9||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
Spiritual wisdom, which would bring understanding, does not enter into his mind.
Without seeing, how can he praise the Lord? The blind act in blindness.
O Nanak, when one realizes the Word of the Shabad, then the Naam comes to abide in the mind. ||1||
Third Mehl:
There is One Bani; there is One Guru; there is one Shabad to contemplate.
True is the merchandise, and true is the shop; the warehouses are overflowing with jewels.
By Guru's Grace, they are obtained, if the Great Giver gives them.
Dealing in this true merchandise, one earns the profit of the incomparable Naam.
In the midst of poison, the Ambrosial Nectar is revealed; by His Mercy, one drinks it in.
O Nanak, praise the True Lord; blessed is the Creator, the Embellisher. ||2||
Pauree:
Those who are permeated by falsehood, do not love the Truth.
If someone speaks the Truth, falsehood is burnt away.
The false are satisfied by falsehood, like the crows who eat manure.
When the Lord grants His Grace, then one meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
As Gurmukh, worship the Lord's Name in adoration; fraud and sin shall disappear. ||10||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
O Shaykh, you wander in the four directions, blown by the four winds; bring your mind back to the home of the One Lord.
Renounce your petty arguments, and realize the Word of the Guru's Shabad.
Bow in humble respect before the True Guru; He is the Knower who knows everything.
Burn away your hopes and desires, and live like a guest in this world.
If you walk in harmony with the True Guru's Will, then you shall be honored in the Court of the Lord.
O Nanak, those who do not contemplate the Naam, the Name of the Lord - cursed are their clothes, and cursed is their food. ||1||
Third Mehl:
There is no end to the Lord's Glorious Praises; His worth cannot be described.
O Nanak, the Gurmukhs chant the Glorious Praises of the Lord; they are absorbed in His Glorious Virtues. ||2||
Pauree:
The Lord has adorned the coat of the body; He has embroidered it with devotional worship.
The Lord has woven His silk into it, in so many ways and fashions.
How rare is that man of understanding, who understands, and deliberates within.
He alone understands these deliberations, whom the Lord Himself inspires to understand.
Poor servant Nanak speaks: the Gurmukhs know the Lord, the Lord is True. ||11||

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Shalok, Third Mehl:
Great men speak the teachings by relating them to individual situations, but the whole world shares in them.
One who becomes Gurmukh knows the Fear of God, and realizes his own self.
If, by Guru's Grace, one remains dead while yet alive, the mind becomes content in itself.
Those who have no faith in their own minds, O Nanak - how can they speak of spiritual wisdom? ||1||
Third Mehl:
Those who do not focus their consciousness on the Lord, as Gurmukh, suffer pain and grief in the end.
They are blind, inwardly and outwardly, and they do not understand anything.
O Pandit, O religious scholar, the whole world is fed for the sake of those who are attuned to the Lord's Name.
Those who praise the Word of the Guru's Shabad, remain blended with the Lord.
O Pandit, O religious scholar, no one is satisfied, and no one finds true wealth through the love of duality.
They have grown weary of reading scriptures, but still, they do not find contentment, and they pass their lives burning, night and day.
Their cries and complaints never end, and doubt does not depart from within them.
O Nanak, without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, they rise up and depart with blackened faces. ||2||
Pauree:
O Beloved, lead me to meet my True Friend; meeting with Him, I shall ask Him to show me the Path.
I am a sacrifice to that Friend, who shows it to me.
I share His Virtues with Him, and meditate on the Lord's Name.
I serve my Beloved Lord forever; serving the Lord, I have found peace.
I am a sacrifice to the True Guru, who has imparted this understanding to me. ||12||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
O Pandit, O religious scholar, your filth shall not be erased, even if you read the Vedas for four ages.
The three qualities are the roots of Maya; in egotism, one forgets the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
The Pandits are deluded, attached to duality, and they deal only in Maya.
They are filled with thirst and hunger; the ignorant fools starve to death.
Serving the True Guru, peace is obtained, contemplating the True Word of the Shabad.
Hunger and thirst have departed from within me; I am in love with the True Name.
O Nanak, those who are imbued with the Naam, who keep the Lord clasped tightly to their hearts, are automatically satisfied. ||1||
Third Mehl:
The self-willed manmukh does not serve the Lord's Name, and so he suffers in horrible pain.
He is filled with the darkness of ignorance, and he does not understand anything.
Because of his stubborn mind, he does not plant the seeds of intuitive peace; what will he eat in the world hereafter, to satisfy his hunger?
He has forgotten the treasure of the Naam; he is caught in the love of duality.
O Nanak, the Gurmukhs are honored with glory, when the Lord Himself unites them in His Union. ||2||
Pauree:
The tongue which sings the Lord's Praises, is so very beautiful.
One who speaks the Lord's Name, with mind, body and mouth, is pleasing to the Lord.
That Gurmukh tastes the the sublime taste of the Lord, and is satisfied.
She sings continually the Glorious Praises of her Beloved; singing His Glorious Praises, she is uplifted.
She is blessed with the Lord's Mercy, and she chants the Words of the Guru, the True Guru. ||13||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
The elephant offers its head to the reins, and the anvil offers itself to the hammer;
just so, we offer our minds and bodies to our Guru; we stand before Him, and serve Him.

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This is how the Gurmukhs eliminate their self-conceit, and come to rule the whole world.
O Nanak, the Gurmukh understands, when the Lord casts His Glance of Grace. ||1||
Third Mehl:
Blessed and approved is the coming into the world, of those Gurmukhs who meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
O Nanak, they save their families, and they are honored in the Court of the Lord. ||2||
Pauree:
The Guru unites His Sikhs, the Gurmukhs, with the Lord.
The Guru keeps some of them with Himself, and engages others in His Service.
Those who cherish their Beloved in their conscious minds, the Guru blesses them with His Love.
The Guru loves all of His Gursikhs equally well, like friends, children and siblings.
So chant the Name of the Guru, the True Guru, everyone! Chanting the Name of the Guru, Guru, you shall be rejuvenated. ||14||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
O Nanak, the blind, ignorant fools do not remember the Naam, the Name of the Lord; they involve themselves in other activities.
They are bound and gagged at the door of the Messenger of Death; they are punished, and in the end, they rot away in manure. ||1||
Third Mehl:
O Nanak, those humble beings are true and approved, who serve their True Guru.
They remain absorbed in the Name of the Lord, and their comings and goings cease. ||2||
Pauree:
Gathering the wealth and property of Maya, brings only pain in the end.
Homes, mansions and adorned palaces will not go with anyone.
He may breed horses of various colors, but these will not be of any use to him.
O human, link your consciousness to the Lord's Name, and in the end, it shall be your companion and helper.
Servant Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; the Gurmukh is blessed with peace. ||15||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
Without the karma of good actions, the Name is not obtained; it can be obtained only by perfect good karma.
O Nanak, if the Lord casts His Glance of Grace, then under Guru's Instruction, one is united in His Union. ||1||
First Mehl:
Some are cremated, and some are buried; some are eaten by dogs.
Some are thrown into water, while others are thrown into wells.
O Nanak, it is not known, where they go and into what they merge. ||2||
Pauree:
The food and clothes, and all the worldly possessions of those who are attuned to the Lord's Name are sacred.
All the homes, temples, palaces and way-stations are sacred, where the Gurmukhs, the selfless servants, the Sikhs and the renouncers of the world, go and take their rest.
All the horses, saddles and horse blankets are sacred, upon which the Gurmukhs, the Sikhs, the Holy and the Saints, mount and ride.
All the rituals and Dharmic practices and deeds are sacred, for those who utter the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, the True Name of the Lord.
Those Gurmukhs, those Sikhs, who have purity as their treasure, go to their Guru. ||16||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
O Nanak, forsaking the Name, he loses everything, in this world and the next.
Chanting, deep meditation and austere self-disciplined practices are all wasted; he is deceived by the love of duality.
He is bound and gagged at the door of the Messenger of Death. He is beaten, and receives terrible punishment. ||1||

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Third Mehl:
They inflict their hatred upon the Saints, and they love the wicked sinners.
They find no peace in either this world or the next; they are born only to die, again and again.
Their hunger is never satisfied, and they are ruined by duality.
The faces of these slanderers are blackened in the Court of the True Lord.
O Nanak, without the Naam, they find no shelter on either this shore, or the one beyond. ||2||
Pauree:
Those who meditate on the Lord's Name, are imbued with the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, in their minds.
For those who worship the One Lord in their conscious minds, there is no other than the One Lord.
They alone serve the Lord, upon whose foreheads such pre-ordained destiny is written.
They continually sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and singing the Glories of the Glorious Lord, they are uplifted.
Great is the greatness of the Gurmukhs, who, through the Perfect Guru, remain absorbed in the Lord's Name. ||17||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
It is very difficult to serve the True Guru; offer your head, and eradicate self-conceit.
One who dies in the Word of the Shabad shall never have to die again; his service is totally approved.
Touching the philosopher's stone, one becomes the philosopher's stone, which transforms lead into gold; remain lovingly attached to the True Lord.
One who has such pre-ordained destiny, comes to meet the True Guru and God.
O Nanak, the Lord's servant does not meet Him because of his own account; he alone is acceptable, whom the Lord forgives. ||1||
Third Mehl:
The fools do not know the difference between good and bad; they are deceived by their self-interests.
But if they contemplate the Word of the Shabad, they obtain the Mansion of the Lord's Presence, and their light merges in the Light.
The Fear of God is always on their minds, and so they come to understand everything.
The True Guru is pervading the homes within; He Himself blends them with the Lord.
O Nanak, they meet the True Guru, and all their desires are fulfilled, if the Lord grants His Grace and so wills. ||2||
Pauree:
Blessed, blessed is the good fortune of those devotees, who, with their mouths, utter the Name of the Lord.
Blessed, blessed is the good fortune of those Saints, who, with their ears, listen to the Lord's Praises.
Blessed, blessed is the good fortune of those holy people, who sing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises, and so become virtuous.
Blessed, blessed is the good fortune of those Gurmukhs, who live as Gursikhs, and conquer their minds.
But the greatest good fortune of all, is that of the Guru's Sikhs, who fall at the Guru's feet. ||18||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
One who knows God, and who lovingly focuses his attention on the One Word of the Shabad, keeps his spirituality intact.
The nine treasures and the eighteen spiritual powers of the Siddhas follow him, who keeps the Lord enshrined in his heart.
Without the True Guru, the Name is not found; understand this, and reflect upon it.
O Nanak, through perfect good destiny, one meets the True Guru, and finds peace, throughout the four ages. ||1||
Third Mehl:
Whether he is young or old, the self-willed manmukh cannot escape hunger and thirst.
The Gurmukhs are imbued with the Word of the Shabad; they are at peace, having lost their self-conceit.
They are satisfied and satiated within; they never feel hungry again.

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O Nanak, whatever the Gurmukhs do is acceptable; they remain lovingly absorbed in the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||2||
Pauree:
I am a sacrifice to those Sikhs who are Gurmukhs.
I behold the Blessed Vision, the Darshan of those who meditate on the Lord's Name.
Listening to the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises, I contemplate His virtues; I write His Praises on the fabric of my mind.
I praise the Lord's Name with love, and eradicate all my sins.
Blessed, blessed and beauteous is that body and place, where my Guru places His feet. ||19||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
Without the Guru, spiritual wisdom is not obtained, and peace does not come to abide in the mind.
O Nanak, without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the self-willed manmukhs depart, after having wasted their lives. ||1||
Third Mehl:
All the Siddhas, spiritual masters and seekers search for the Name; they have grown weary of concentrating and focusing their attention.
Without the True Guru, no one finds the Name; the Gurmukhs unite in Union with the Lord.
Without the Name, all food and clothes are worthless; cursed is such spirituality, and cursed are such miraculous powers.
That alone is spirituality, and that alone is miraculous power, which the Carefree Lord spontaneously bestows.
O Nanak, the Lord's Name abides in the mind of the Gurmukh; this is spirituality, and this is miraculous power. ||2||
Pauree:
I am a minstrel of God, my Lord and Master; every day, I sing the songs of the Lord's Glorious Praises.
I sing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises, and I listen to the Praises of the Lord, the Master of wealth and Maya.
The Lord is the Great Giver; all the world is begging; all beings and creatures are beggars.
O Lord, You are kind and compassionate; You give Your gifts to even worms and insects among the rocks.
Servant Nanak meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; as Gurmukh, he has become truly wealthy. ||20||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
Reading and studying are just worldly pursuits, if there is thirst and corruption within.
Reading in egotism, all have grown weary; through the love of duality, they are ruined.
He alone is educated, and he alone is a wise Pandit, who contemplates the Word of the Guru's Shabad.
He searches within himself, and finds the true essence; he finds the Door of Salvation.
He finds the Lord, the treasure of excellence, and peacefully contemplates Him.
Blessed is the trader, O Nanak, who, as Gurmukh, takes the Name as his only Support. ||1||
Third Mehl:
Without conquering his mind, no one can be successful. See this, and concentrate on it.
The wandering holy men are tired of of making pilgrimages to sacred shrines; they have not been able to conquer their minds.
The Gurmukh has conquered his mind, and he remains lovingly absorbed in the True Lord.
O Nanak, this is how the filth of the mind is removed; the Word of the Shabad burns away the ego. ||2||
Pauree:
O Saints of the Lord, O my Siblings of Destiny, please meet with me, and implant the Name of the One Lord within me.
O humble servants of the Lord, adorn me with the decorations of the Lord, Har, Har; let me wear the robes of the Lord's forgiveness.
Such decorations are pleasing to my God; such love is dear to the Lord.
I chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, day and night; in an instant, all sins are eradicated.
That Gurmukh, unto whom the Lord becomes merciful, chants the Lord's Name, and wins the game of life. ||21||

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Shalok, Third Mehl:
The filth of countless incarnations sticks to this mind; it has become pitch black.
The oily rag cannot be cleaned by merely washing it, even if it is washed a hundred times.
By Guru's Grace, one remains dead while yet alive; his intellect is transformed, and he becomes detached from the world.
O Nanak, no filth sticks to him, and he does not fall into the womb again. ||1||
Third Mehl:
Kali Yuga is called the Dark Age, but the most sublime state is attained in this age.
The Gurmukh obtains the fruit, the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises; this is his destiny, ordained by the Lord.
O Nanak, by Guru's Grace, he worships the Lord night and day; he chants the Lord's Name, and remains absorbed in the Lord's devotional worship. ||2||
Pauree:
O Lord, unite me with the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, so that with my mouth, I may speak the sublime Word of the Guru's Bani.
I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and constantly chant the Lord's Name; through the Guru's Teachings, I enjoy the Lord's Love constantly.
I take the medicine of meditation on the Lord's Name, which has cured all diseases and multitudes of sufferings.
Those who do not forget the Lord, while breathing or eating - know them to be the perfect servants of the Lord.
Those Gurmukhs who worship the Lord in adoration end their subservience to the Messenger of Death, and to the world. ||22||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
O man, you have been tormented by a nightmare, and you have passed your life in sleep.
You did not wake to hear the Word of the True Guru's Shabad; you have no inspiration within yourself.
That body burns, which has no virtue, and which does not serve the Guru.
I have seen that the world is burning, in egotism and the love of duality.
O Nanak, those who seek the Guru's Sanctuary are saved; within their minds, they meditate on the True Word of the Shabad. ||1||
Third Mehl:
Attuned to the Word of the Shabad, the soul-bride is rid of egotism, and she is glorified.
If she walks steadily in the way of His Will, then she is adorned with decorations.
Her couch becomes beautiful, and she constantly enjoys her Husband Lord; she obtains the Lord as her Husband.
The Lord does not die, and she never suffers pain; she is a happy soul-bride forever.
O Nanak, the Lord God unites her with Himself; she enshrines love and affection for the Guru. ||2||
Pauree:
Those who conceal and deny their Guru, are the most evil people.
O Dear Lord, let me not even see them; they are the worst sinners and murderers.
They wander from house to house, with impure minds, like wicked, forsaken women.
But by great good fortune, they may meet the Company of the Holy; as Gurmukhs, they are reformed.
O Lord, please be kind and let me meet the True Guru; I am a sacrifice to the Guru. ||23||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
Serving the Guru, peace is produced, and then, one does not suffer in pain.
The cycle of birth and death is brought to an end, and death has no power over at all.
His mind is imbued with the Lord, and he remains merged in the True Lord.
O Nanak, I am a sacrifice to those who walk in the Way of the True Guru's Will. ||1||
Third Mehl:
Without the Word of the Shabad, purity is not obtained, even though the soul-bride may adorn herself with all sorts of decorations.

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She does not know the value of her Husband Lord; she is attached to the love of duality.
She is impure, and ill-mannered, O Nanak; among women, she is the most evil woman. ||2||
Pauree:
Be kind to me, Lord, that I might chant the Word of Your Bani.
May I meditate on the Lord's Name, chant the Lord's Name, and obtain the profit of the Lord's Name.
I am a sacrifice to those who chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, day and night.
May I behold with my eyes those who worship and adore my Beloved True Guru.
I am a sacrifice to my Guru, who has united me with my Lord, my friend, my very best friend. ||24||
Shalok, Fourth Mehl:
The Lord loves His slaves; the Lord is the friend of His slaves.
The Lord is under the control of His slaves, like the musical instrument under the control of the musician.
The Lord's slaves meditate on the Lord; they love their Beloved.
Please, hear me, O God - let Your Grace rain over the whole world.
The praise of the Lord's slaves is the Glory of the Lord.
The Lord loves His Own Glory, and so His humble servant is celebrated and hailed.
That humble servant of the Lord meditates on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; the Lord, and the Lord's humble servant, are one and the same.
Servant Nanak is the slave of the Lord; O Lord, O God, please, preserve his honor. ||1||
Fourth Mehl:
Nanak loves the True Lord; without Him, he cannot even survive.
Meeting the True Guru, one finds the Perfect Lord, and the tongue enjoys the sublime essence of the Lord. ||2||
Pauree:
Night and day, morning and night, I sing to You, Lord.
All beings and creatures meditate on Your Name.
You are the Giver, the Great Giver; we eat whatever You give us.
In the congregation of the devotees, sins are eradicated.
Servant Nanak is forever a sacrifice, a sacrifice, a sacrifice, O Lord. ||25||
Shalok, Fourth Mehl:
He has spiritual ignorance within, and his intellect is dull and dim; he does not place his faith in the True Guru.
He has deceit within himself, and so he sees deception in all others; through his deceptions, he is totally ruined.
The True Guru's Will does not enter into his consciousness, and so he wanders around, pursuing his own interests.
If He grants His Grace, then Nanak is absorbed into the Word of the Shabad. ||1||
Fourth Mehl:
The self-willed manmukhs are engrossed in emotional attachment to Maya; in the love of duality, their minds are unsteady.
Night and day, they are burning; day and night, they are totally ruined by their egotism.
Within them, is the total pitch darkness of greed, and no one even approaches them.
They themselves are miserable, and they never find peace; they are born, only to die, and die again.
O Nanak, the True Lord God forgives those, who focus their consciousness on the Guru's feet. ||2||
Pauree:
That Saint, that devotee, is acceptable, who is loved by God.
Those beings are wise, who meditate on the Lord.
They eat the food, the treasure of the Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord.
They apply the dust of the feet of the Saints to their foreheads.

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O Nanak, they are purified, bathing in the sacred shrine of the Lord. ||26||
Shalok, Fourth Mehl:
Within the Gurmukh is peace and tranquility; his mind and body are absorbed in the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
He contemplates the Naam, he studies the Naam, and he remains lovingly absorbed in the Naam.
He obtains the treasure of the Naam, and his anxiety is dispelled.
Meeting with the Guru, the Naam wells up, and his thirst and hunger are completely relieved.
O Nanak, imbued with the Naam, he gathers in the Naam. ||1||
Fourth Mehl:
One who is cursed by the True Guru, abandons his home, and wanders around aimlessly.
He is jeered at, and his face is blackened in the world hereafter.
He babbles incoherently, and foaming at the mouth, he dies.
What can anyone do? Such is his destiny, according to his past deeds.
Wherever he goes, he is a liar, and by telling lies, he not liked by anyone.
O Siblings of Destiny, behold this, the glorious greatness of our Lord and Master, O Saints; as one behaves, so does he receive.
This shall be God's determination in His True Court; servant Nanak predicts and proclaims this. ||2||
Pauree:
The True Guru has established the village; the Guru has appointed its guards and protectors.
My hopes are fulfilled, and my mind is imbued with the love of the Guru's Feet.
The Guru is infinitely merciful; He has erased all my sins.
The Guru has showered me with His Mercy, and He has made me His own.
Nanak is forever a sacrifice to the Guru, who has countless virtues. ||27||
Shalok, First Mehl:
By His Command, we receive our pre-ordained rewards; so what can we do now, O Pandit?
When His Command is received, then it is decided; all beings move and act accordingly. ||1||
Second Mehl:
The string through the nose is in the hands of the Lord Master; one's own actions drive him on.
Wherever his food is, there he eats it; O Nanak, this is the Truth. ||2||
Pauree:
The Lord Himself puts everything in its proper place.
He Himself created the creation, and He Himself destroys it.
He Himself fashions His creatures, and He Himself nourishes them.
He hugs His slaves close in His embrace, and blesses them with His Glance of Grace.
O Nanak, His devotees are forever in bliss; they have burnt away the love of duality. ||28||
Shalok, Third Mehl:
O mind, meditate on the Dear Lord, with single-minded conscious concentration.
The glorious greatness of the Lord shall last forever and ever; He never regrets what He gives.
I am forever a sacrifice to the Lord; serving Him, peace is obtained.
O Nanak, the Gurmukh remains merged with the Lord; he burns away his ego through the Word of the Shabad. ||1||
Third Mehl:
He Himself enjoins us to serve Him, and He Himself blesses us with forgiveness.
He Himself is the father and mother of all; He Himself cares for us.
O Nanak, those who meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, abide in the home of their inner being; they are honored throughout the ages. ||2||
Pauree:
You are the Creator, all-powerful, able to do anything. Without You, there is no other at all.

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You Yourself created the world, and You Yourself shall destroy it in the end.
The Word of Your Shabad alone is pervading everywhere; whatever You do, comes to pass.
God blesses the Gurmukh with glorious greatness, and then, he finds the Lord.
As Gurmukh, Nanak worships and adores the Lord; let everyone proclaim, "Blessed, blessed, blessed is He, the Guru!"||29||1||SUDH||
Raag Sorat'h, The Word Of Devotee Kabeer Jee, First House:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
Worshipping their idols, the Hindus die; the Muslims die bowing their heads.
The Hindus cremate their dead, while the Muslims bury theirs; neither finds Your true state, Lord. ||1||
O mind, the world is a deep, dark pit.
On all four sides, Death has spread his net. ||1||Pause||
Reciting their poems, the poets die; the mystical ascetics die while journeying to Kaydaar Naat'h.
The Yogis die, with their matted hair, but even they do not find Your state, Lord. ||2||
The kings die, gathering and hoarding their money, burying great quantities of gold.
The Pandits die, reading and reciting the Vedas; women die, gazing at their own beauty. ||3||
Without the Lord's Name, all come to ruin; behold, and know this, O body.
Without the Name of the Lord, who can find salvation? Kabeer speaks the Teachings. ||4||1||
When the body is burnt, it turns to ashes; if it is not cremated, then it is eaten by armies of worms.
The unbaked clay pitcher dissolves, when water is poured into it; this is also the nature of the body. ||1||
Why, O Siblings of Destiny, do you strut around, all puffed up with pride?
Have you forgotten those days, when you were hanging, face down, for ten months? ||1||Pause||
Like the bee which collects honey, the fool eagerly gathers and collects wealth.
At the time of death, they shout, "Take him away, take him away! Why leave a ghost lying around?"||2||
His wife accompanies him to the threshold, and his friends and companions beyond.
All the people and relatives go as far as the cremation grounds, and then, the soul-swan goes on alone. ||3||
Says Kabeer, listen, O mortal being: you have been seized by Death, and you have fallen into the deep, dark pit.
You have entangled yourself in the false wealth of Maya, like the parrot caught in the trap. ||4||2||
Listening to all the teachings of the Vedas and the Puraanas, I wanted to perform the religious rituals.
But seeing all the wise men caught by Death, I arose and left the Pandits; now I am free of this desire. ||1||
O mind, you have not completed the only task you were given;
you have not meditated on the Lord, your King. ||1||Pause||
Going to the forests, they practice Yoga and deep, austere meditation; they live on roots and the fruits they gather.
The musicians, the Vedic scholars, the chanters of one word and the men of silence, all are listed on the Register of Death. ||2||
Loving devotional worship does not enter into your heart; pampering and adorning your body, you must still give it up.
You sit and play music, but you are still a hypocrite; what do you expect to receive from the Lord? ||3||
Death has fallen on the whole world; the doubting religious scholars are also listed on the Register of Death.

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Says Kabeer, those humble people become pure - they become Khalsa - who know the Lord's loving devotional worship. ||4||3||
SECOND HOUSE||
With both of my eyes, I look around;
I don't see anything except the Lord.
My eyes gaze lovingly upon Him,
and now, I cannot speak of anything else. ||1||
My doubts were removed, and my fear ran away,
when my consciousness became attached to the Lord's Name. ||1||Pause||
When the magician beats his tambourine,
everyone comes to see the show.
When the magician winds up his show,
then he enjoys its play all alone. ||2||
By preaching sermons, one's doubt is not dispelled.
Everyone is tired of preaching and teaching.
The Lord causes the Gurmukh to understand;
his heart remains permeated with the Lord. ||3||
When the Guru grants even a bit of His Grace,
one's body, mind and entire being are absorbed into the Lord.
Says Kabeer, I am imbued with the Lord's Love;
I have met with the Life of the world, the Great Giver. ||4||4||
Let the sacred scriptures be your milk and cream,
and the ocean of the mind the churning vat.
Be the butter-churner of the Lord,
and your buttermilk shall not be wasted. ||1||
O soul-bride slave, why don't you take the Lord as your Husband?
He is the Life of the world, the Support of the breath of life. ||1||Pause||
The chain is around your neck, and the cuffs are on your feet.
The Lord has sent you wandering around from house to house.
And still, you do not meditate on the Lord, O soul-bride, slave.
Death is watching you, O wretched woman. ||2||
The Lord God is the Cause of causes.
What is in the hands of the poor soul-bride, the slave?
She awakens from her slumber,
and she becomes attached to whatever the Lord attaches her. ||3||
O soul-bride, slave, where did you obtain that wisdom,
by which you erased your inscription of doubt?
Kabeer has tasted that subtle essence;
by Guru's Grace, his mind is reconciled with the Lord. ||4||5||
Without Him, we cannot even live;
when we meet Him, then our task is completed.
People say it is good to live forever,
but without dying, there is no life. ||1||
So now, what sort wisdom should I contemplate and preach?
As I watch, worldly things dissipate. ||1||Pause||
Saffron is ground up, and mixed with sandalwood;
without eyes, the world is seen.
The son has given birth to his father;
without a place, the city has been established. ||2||
The humble beggar has found the Great Giver,
but he is unable to eat what he has been given.
He cannot leave it alone, but it is never exhausted.
He shall not go to beg from others any longer. ||3||
Those select few, who know how to die while yet alive, enjoy great peace.
Kabeer has found that wealth;
meeting with the Lord, he has erased his self-conceit. ||4||6||
What use is it to read, and what use is it to study?
What use is it to listen to the Vedas and the Puraanas?
What use is reading and listening,
if celestial peace is not attained? ||1||
The fool does not chant the Name of the Lord.
So what does he think of, over and over again? ||1||Pause||
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to find the incomprehensible thing.
I have found this incomprehensible thing;
my mind is illuminated and enlightened. ||2||
Says Kabeer, now I know Him;
since I know Him, my mind is pleased and appeased.
My mind is pleased and appeased, and yet, people do not believe it.
They do not believe it, so what can I do? ||3||7||
In his heart there is deception, and yet in his mouth are words of wisdom.
You are false - why are you churning water? ||1||
Why do you bother to wash your body?
Your heart is still full of filth. ||1||Pause||
The gourd may be washed at the sixty-eight sacred shrines,
but even then, its bitterness is not removed. ||2||
Says Kabeer after deep contemplation,
please help me cross over the terrifying world-ocean, O Lord, O Destroyer of ego. ||3||8||
Sorat'h:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
Practicing great hypocrisy, he acquires the wealth of others.
Returning home, he squanders it on his wife and children. ||1||
O my mind, do not practice deception, even inadvertently.
In the end, your own soul shall have to answer for its account. ||1||Pause||
Moment by moment, the body is wearing away, and old age is asserting itself.
And then, when you are old, no one shall pour water into your cup. ||2||
Says Kabeer, no one belongs to you.
Why not chant the Lord's Name in your heart, when you are still young? ||3||9||
O Saints, my windy mind has now become peaceful and still.
It seems that I have learned something of the science of Yoga. ||Pause||
The Guru has shown me the hole,
through which the deer carefully enters.
I have now closed off the doors,
and the unstruck celestial sound current resounds. ||1||
The pitcher of my heart-lotus is filled with water;
I have spilled out the water, and set it upright.
Says Kabeer, the Lord's humble servant, this I know.
Now that I know this, my mind is pleased and appeased. ||2||10||
Raag Sorat'h:
I am so hungry, I cannot perform devotional worship service.
Here, Lord, take back Your mala.
I beg for the dust of the feet of the Saints.
I do not owe anyone anything. ||1||
O Lord, how can I be with You?
If You do not give me Yourself, then I shall beg until I get You. ||Pause||
I ask for two kilos of flour,
and half a pound of ghee, and salt.
I ask for a pound of beans,
which I shall eat twice a day. ||2||
I ask for a cot, with four legs,
and a pillow and mattress.
I ask for a quit to cover myself.
Your humble servant shall perform Your devotional worship service with love. ||3||
I have no greed;
Your Name is the only ornament I wish for.
Says Kabeer, my mind is pleased and appeased;
now that my mind is pleased and appeased, I have come to know the Lord. ||4||11||
Raag Sorat'h, The Word Of Devotee Naam Dayv Jee, Second House:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
When I see Him, I sing His Praises.
Then I, his humble servant, become patient. ||1||

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Meeting the Divine True Guru, I merge into the sound current of the Naad. ||1||Pause||
Where the dazzling white light is seen,
there the unstruck sound current of the Shabad resounds.
One's light merges in the Light;
by Guru's Grace, I know this. ||2||
The jewels are in the treasure chamber of the heart-lotus.
They sparkle and glitter like lightning.
The Lord is near at hand, not far away.
He is totally permeating and pervading in my soul. ||3||
Where the light of the undying sun shines,
the light of burning lamps seems insignificant.
By Guru's Grace, I know this.
Servant Naam Dayv is absorbed in the Celestial Lord. ||4||1||
FOURTH HOUSE, SORAT'H:
The woman next door asked Naam Dayv, "Who built your house?
I shall pay him double wages. Tell me, who is your carpenter?"||1||
O sister, I cannot give this carpenter to you.
Behold, my carpenter is pervading everywhere.
My carpenter is the Support of the breath of life. ||1||Pause||
This carpenter demands the wages of love, if someone wants Him to build their house.
When one breaks his ties with all the people and relatives, then the carpenter comes of His own accord. ||2||
I cannot describe such a carpenter, who is contained in everything, everywhere.
The mute tastes the most sublime ambrosial nectar, but if you ask him to describe it, he cannot. ||3||
Listen to the virtues of this carpenter, O sister; He stopped the oceans, and established Dhroo as the pole star.
Naam Dayv's Lord Master brought Sita back, and gave Sri Lanka to Bhabheekhan. ||4||2||
SORAT'H, THIRD HOUSE:
The skinless drum plays.
Without the rainy season, the clouds shake with thunder.
Without clouds, the rain falls,
if one contemplates the essence of reality. ||1||
I have met my Beloved Lord.
Meeting with Him, my body is made beauteous and sublime. ||1||Pause||
Touching the philosopher's stone, I have been transformed into gold.
I have threaded the jewels into my mouth and mind.
I love Him as my own, and my doubt has been dispelled.
Seeking the Guru's guidance, my mind is content. ||2||
The water is contained within the pitcher;
I know that the One Lord is contained in all.
The mind of the disciple has faith in the Guru.
Servant Naam Dayv understands the essence of reality. ||3||3||
Raag Sorat'h, The Word Of Devotee Ravi Daas Jee:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
When I am in my ego, then You are not with me. Now that You are with me, there is no egotism within me.
The wind may raise up huge waves in the vast ocean, but they are just water in water. ||1||
O Lord, what can I say about such an illusion?
Things are not as they seem. ||1||Pause||
It is like the king, who falls asleep upon his throne, and dreams that he is a beggar.
His kingdom is intact, but separated from it, he suffers in sorrow. Such is my own condition. ||2||

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Like the story of the rope mistaken for a snake, the mystery has now been explained to me.
Like the many bracelets, which I mistakenly thought were gold; now, I do not say what I said then. ||3||
The One Lord is pervading the many forms; He enjoys Himself in all hearts.
Says Ravi Daas, the Lord is nearer than our own hands and feet. Whatever will be, will be. ||4||1||
If I am bound by the noose of emotional attachment, then I shall bind You, Lord, with the bonds of love.
Go ahead and try to escape, Lord; I have escaped by worshipping and adoring You. ||1||
O Lord, You know my love for You.
Now, what will You do? ||1||Pause||
A fish is caught, cut up, and cooked it in many different ways.
Bit by bit, it is eaten, but still, it does not forget the water. ||2||
The Lord, our King, is father to no one, except those who love Him.
The veil of emotional attachment has been cast over the entire world, but it does not bother the Lord's devotee. ||3||
Says Ravi Daas, my devotion to the One Lord is increasing; now, who can I tell this to?
That which brought me to worship and adore You - I am still suffering that pain. ||4||2||
I obtained this precious human life as a reward for my past actions, but without discriminating wisdom, it is wasted in vain.
Tell me, without devotional worship of the Lord, of what use are mansions and thrones like those of King Indra? ||1||
You have not considered the sublime essence of the Name of the Lord, our King;
this sublime essence shall cause you to forget all other essences. ||1||Pause||
We do not know what we need to know, and we have become insane. We do not consider what we should consider; our days are passing away.
Our passions are strong, and our discriminating intellect is weak; we have no access to the supreme objective. ||2||
We say one thing, and do something else; entangled in endless Maya, we do not understand anything.
Says Ravi Daas, Your slave, O Lord, I am disillusioned and detached; please, spare me Your anger, and have mercy on my soul. ||3||3||
He is the ocean of peace; the miraculous tree of life, the wish-fulfilling jewel, and the Kaamadhayna, the cow which fulfills all desires, all are in His power.
The four great blessings, the eighteen supernatural spiritual powers of the Siddhas, and the nine treasures, are all in the palm of His hand. ||1||
You do not chant with your tongue the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, Har.
Abandon your involvement in all other words. ||1||Pause||
The various Shaastras, Puranaas, and the Vedas of Brahma, are made up of thirty-four letters.
After deep contemplation, Vyaas spoke of the supreme objective; there is nothing equal to the Lord's Name. ||2||
Very fortunate are those who are absorbed in celestial bliss, and released from their entanglements; they are lovingly attached to the Lord.
Says Ravi Daas, enshrine the Lord's Light within your heart, and your fear of birth and death shall run away from you. ||3||4||
If You are the mountain, Lord, then I am the peacock.
If You are the moon, then I am the partridge in love with it. ||1||
O Lord, if You will not break with me, then I will not break with You.
For, if I were to break with You, with whom would I then join? ||1||Pause||
If You are the lamp, then I am the wick.
If You are the sacred place of pilgrimage, then I am the pilgrim. ||2||

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I am joined in true love with You, Lord.
I am joined with You, and I have broken with all others. ||3||
Wherever I go, there I serve You.
There is no other Lord Master than You, O Divine Lord. ||4||
Meditating, vibrating upon You, the noose of death is cut away.
To attain devotional worship, Ravi Daas sings to You, Lord. ||5||5||
The body is a wall of water, supported by the pillars of air; the egg and sperm are the mortar.
The framework is made up of bones, flesh and veins; the poor soul-bird dwells within it. ||1||
O mortal, what is mine, and what is yours?
The soul is like a bird perched upon a tree. ||1||Pause||
You lay the foundation and build the walls.
But in the end, three and a half cubits will be your measured space. ||2||
You make your hair beautiful, and wear a stylish turban on your head.
But in the end, this body shall be reduced to a pile of ashes. ||3||
Your palaces are lofty, and your brides are beautiful.
But without the Lord's Name, you shall lose the game entirely. ||4||
My social status is low, my ancestry is low, and my life is wretched.
I have come to Your Sanctuary, O Luminous Lord, my King; so says Ravi Daas, the shoemaker. ||5||6||
I am a shoemaker, but I do not know how to mend shoes.
People come to me to mend their shoes. ||1||Pause||
I have no awl to stitch them;
I have no knife to patch them. ||1||
Mending, mending, people waste their lives and ruin themselves.
Without wasting my time mending, I have found the Lord. ||2||
Ravi Daas chants the Lord's Name;
he is not concerned with the Messenger of Death. ||3||7||
Raag Sorat'h, The Word Of Devotee Bheekhan Jee:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
Tears well up in my eyes, my body has become weak, and my hair has become milky-white.
My throat is tight, and I cannot utter even one word; what can I do now? I am a mere mortal. ||1||
O Lord, my King, Gardener of the world-garden, be my Physician,
and save me, Your Saint. ||1||Pause||
My head aches, my body is burning, and my heart is filled with anguish.
Such is the disease that has struck me; there is no medicine to cure it. ||2||
The Name of the Lord, the ambrosial, immaculate water, is the best medicine in the world.
By Guru's Grace, says servant Bheekhan, I have found the Door of Salvation. ||3||1||
Such is the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the invaluable jewel, the most sublime wealth, which I have found through good deeds.
By various efforts, I have enshrined it within my heart; this jewel cannot be hidden by hiding it. ||1||
The Glorious Praises of the Lord cannot be spoken by speaking.
They are like the sweet candies given to a mute. ||1||Pause||
The tongue speaks, the ears listen, and the mind contemplates the Lord; they find peace and comfort.
Says Bheekhan, my eyes are content; wherever I look, there I see the Lord. ||2||2||

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