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English Translation of Shabads

English Translation of Shabads

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1. 

This
shabad
is
of
SAHIB
SRI
GURU
ARJAN
DEV
JI

(
ANG
818
)





U¯H ¥ö N| ¥ö¥| |öU N|ö ¤öN¯H v

This is the prayer of Your slave: please enlighten my heart.

¥Hö| |N¤¯ ¥ ¤¯ö¥JH U¤ö N ö¯H v5v

By Your Mercy, O Supreme Lord God, please erase my sins. ||1||

8öö NHM N¯ m¯Hö¯ ¤¥ ¤ö¤ NF¥¯H v

I take the Support of Your Lotus Feet, O God, Primal Lord, treasure of virtue.

N|ö¥ö ö¯H |HHö¥ öJÛ H¥ MN W|ð H¯H v5v öJ¯Û v

I should meditate in remembrance on the Praises of the Naam, the Name of the Lord, as long as
there is breath in my body. ||1||Pause||

H¯¥ |¤¥¯ ¥¤¤ ¥J ¥ Hö¥ |ö¥¯H v

You are my mother, father and relative; You are abiding within all.

ö¯öN ¤¥ HöF¯N¥| H¯ N |ööHM H¯H v7v?v?5v

Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of God; His Praise is immaculate and pure. ||2||7||71||



2. 
This
Shabad
is
of
SRI
GURU
ARJAN
DEV
JI
(
ANG
323
)

Hö ö¥¯ N|¥U H|N H8 ¥Hö H¥ v

To imbue the mind with the Lord of the Universe is the true food and dress.

¤||¥ MN| J|ö ö¯H |HÛ U JH¥| W¥ v

To embrace love for the Name of the Lord is to possess horses and elephants.

ö¯H |HM¤ ¤H|m¯ WF| |¤m¯|U H¤ ö H¥ v

To meditate on the Lord steadfastly is to rule over kingdoms of property and enjoy all sorts of
pleasures.

¥¯¥| U|ö ¤¥ HNF¯ Uö NU ö ¥¥ v

The minstrel begs at God's Door - he shall never leave that Door.

ö¯öN H|ö ¥|ö 8¯Û UJ |ö¥ ¤¥ NÛ M¥ v75v5v

Nanak has this yearning in his mind and body - he longs continually for God. ||21||1||






3. 

This
shabad
is
of
SRI
GURU
ARJAN
DEV
JI

(
ANG828
)





mH| U||¤m¯ Hö |HÛ HN¯ v

I ask for such advice from Your humble servants,

¥Hö |¤m¯ö ¥H¯ö öN¯ v

that I may meditate on You, and love You,

¥Hö| H¥¯ ¥H¯ö mN¯ v5v öJ¯Û v

and serve You, and become part and parcel of Your Being. ||1||Pause||

Hö N| ðJM H¥¯¤ö Hö |HÛ Ûðö ¥ðö Hö N HN¯ v

I serve His humble servants, and speak with them, and abide with them.

Hö 8ö öH H|¤ H¯¥ M¯N| m¯H¯ ¤öö mö¥ ¥öN¯ v5v

I apply the dust of the feet of His humble servants to my face and forehead; my hopes, and the
many waves of desire, are fulfilled. ||1||

Hö ¤¯ö¥JH H¯ N| |ööHM H|JH¯ Hö N 8öö ¥|ö¥ N|ð NN¯ v

Immaculate and pure are the praises of the humble servants of the Supreme Lord God; the feet of
His humble servants are equal to millions of sacred shrines of pilgrimage.

Hö N| ¤|ö N|U HHö ö¯öN HöH HöH N Jö NMN¯ v7v0v57Ov

Nanak bathes in the dust of the feet of His humble servants; the sinful residues of countless
incarnations have been washed away. ||2||4||120||

4. 


This
Shabad
is
of
SRI
GURU
AMARDAAS
JI

(
ANG
511
)

UN |öJ8M ö¯H ¤ö Jö ¤ö m¯¥ H¯|U v

The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is the only permanent wealth; all other wealth comes and goes.

|UH ¤ö NÛ ¥HNö H|J ö HNU| ö¯ U8N¯ M H¯|U v

Thieves cannot steal this wealth, nor can robbers take it away.

|UJ J|ö ¤ö H|m H¥| ö|¥ ö|Jm¯ H|m ö¯M H¯|U v

This wealth of the Lord is embedded in the soul, and with the soul, it shall depart.

¤ö Nö ¥ ¤¯U|m HöH|¤ ¤M ö ¤¯|U v

It is obtained from the Perfect Guru; the self-willed manmukhs do not receive it.

¤ö ¥¯¤¯ö| ö¯öN¯ |Hö¯ ö¯H ¤ö ¤|ðm¯ m¯|U v7v

Blessed are the traders, O Nanak, who have come to earn the wealth of the Naam. ||2||

5. This
Shabad
is
By
BHAI
GURDAAS
JI
(
VAAR
26
)









|H¤ H¯|¤N |H|M H¯NU N|ö |H¥ö¯¥| H¯¥| HM¯v

He Siddhs and other performer of austerities by remaining awake celebrate the Sivaratri fair.

HJ¯UÛ mÛ¤¥ J N¥M¯H|F m¯H|F öHNM¯v

Mahadev is a recluse and Brahma is absorbed in the delight of the seat of lotus.

Nö¤ HN| H¯NU¯ N|ö H¯|¥U ¤ö| H ¤öM¯v

That Gorakh the Yogi is also awake whose teacher Machhendr had kept a beautiful concubine.

H|¥Nö H¯|N HN¯|UU¯ H¯¤HN|¥ |H|M m|H¥ ¥M¯v

The True Guru is awake and he in the Holy Congregation in ambrosial hours makes other also
awake (from the sleep of infatuation)



6. This
shabad
is
of
SAHIB
SRI
GURU
ARJAN
DEV
JI
(
ANG
709
)



HU ¥|MJ¯ö| |¥ö¯ |H Hö¥ J|ö N¥¯ v

I am forever a sacrifice to those who listen to the sermon of the Lord.

¤ö ¥ ¤ö¤¯ö |ö¥¯¥|J ¤¥ H¥¯ v

Those who bow their heads before God are perfect and distinguished.

J|ö HH |M¤|J ¥m¥ HJ|J H J¥¯ v

Those hands, which write the Praises of the infinite Lord are beautiful.

8öö ¤ö|¥ ¤|¥¥ 8¯M|J ¤¥ ¤¥¯ v

Those feet which walk on God's Path are pure and holy.

H¥l H|N Û¤¯ö HNM¯ U¤ M¥¯ v50v

In the Society of the Saints, they are emancipated; all their sorrows depart. ||14





7. 


This
Shabad
is
of
SAHIB
SRI
GURU
ARJAN
DEV
JI
(
ANG703
)

H|F U¯ö JH¯ö HHF |UN NöÛ ¥ö¥|m¯ v

Listen, O my intimate friend - I have just one prayer to make.

|¥H HJö M¯M |¤m¯ö JÛ |¥öÛ ¤H¥|m¯ v

I have been wandering around, searching for that enticing, sweet Beloved.

|¥H U|H |¤m¯ö |Hö ¤ö| Û¥¯ö |UN ¥ö| UöHö U|H v

Whoever leads me to my Beloved - I would cut off my head and offer it to him, even if I were
granted the Blessed Vision of His Darshan for just an instant.

öö JH¯ö |¤m öN öN¯ö |UN |¥M ¥| ö¯ ¤|ö|H v

My eyes are drenched with the Love of my Beloved; without Him, I do not have even a moment's
peace.

¤¥ |HÛ Hö M|ö¯ |HÛ HM H|ö¯ 8¯|¥N |H¥ |¥H¥|m¯ v

My mind is attached to the Lord, like the fish to the water, and the rainbird, thirsty for the
raindrops.

Hö ö¯öN Nö ¤ö¯ ¤¯|Um¯ HNM| |¥¤¯ ¥¥¥|m¯ v5v

Servant Nanak has found the Perfect Guru; my thirst is totally quenched. ||1||


8. This
Shabad
is
of
SRI
GURU
NANAK
DEV
JI
(
ANG
721
)





|UJ ¥ö H¯|Um¯ ¤¯|Jm¯ |¤m¯ö M|¥¥¯ M|¥ öN¯U v

This body fabric is conditioned by Maya, O beloved; this cloth is dyed in greed.

Hö N¥ ö ¥¯¥ 8M¥¯ |¤m¯ö |NÛ ¤ö HH H¯U v5v

My Husband Lord is not pleased by these clothes, O Beloved; how can the soul-bride go to His
bed? ||1||

JÛ Nö¥¯ö H¯Û |HJö¥¯ö¯ JÛ Nö¥¯ö H¯Û v

I am a sacrifice, O Dear Merciful Lord; I am a sacrifice to You.

JÛ Nö¥¯ö H¯Û |¥ö¯ N M|ö H ¥ö¯ ö¯Û v

I am a sacrifice to those who recite Your Name.

M|ö H ¥ö¯ ö¯Û |¥ö¯ N JÛ HU Nö¥¯ö H¯Û v5v öJ¯Û v

Unto those who recite Your Name, I am forever a sacrifice. ||1||Pause|

N¯|Um¯ öä|F H ¥|m |¤m¯ö ¤¯U|m ö¯Û HH|ð v

If the body becomes the dyer's vat, O Beloved, and the Name is placed within it as the dye,

öäF ¥¯M¯ H öä H¯|J¥ mH¯ öN ö K|ð v7v

and if the Dyer who dyes this cloth is the Lord Master - O, such a color has never been seen
before! ||2||

|Hö N 8M ö¥¥ |¤m¯ö N¥ |¥ö¯ N ¤¯|H v

Those whose garments are so dyed, O Beloved, their Husband Lord is always with them.

¤|¥ |¥ö¯ N| H |HM H| NJ ö¯öN N| möU¯|H vðv

Bless me with the dust of those humble beings, O Dear Lord. Says Nanak, this is my prayer. ||3||

9. 


This
Shabad
is
of
SRI
GURU
RAMDAAS
JI
(
ANG
561
)









H J|ö ¤¥ N¯ H U|U HöJ¯ |¥H Hö ¥ö m¤F¯ U¥¯ v

I dedicate my mind and body to the one who brings me a message from my Lord God.

|ö¥ ¤¤¯ ¥ö| H¥ NH¯¥¯ |¥H m¯N ¤¯F| ¥¥l v

I wave the fan over him every day, serve him and carry water for him.

|ö¥ |ö¥ H¥ Nö| J|ö Hö N| H J|ö J|ö N¥¯ HF¯U v

Constantly and continuously, I serve the Lord's humble servant, who recites to me the sermon of
the Lord, Har, Har.

¤ö ¤ö Nö Nö H|¥Nö ¤ö¯ ö¯öN H|ö m¯H ¤H¯U v0v

Hail, hail unto the Guru, the Guru, the Perfect True Guru, who fulfills Nanak's heart's desires. ||4||


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