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Gurmukhi t o English
Translat ion & Translit erat ion of
Siri Guru Grant h Sahib

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Kulbir Singh Thind, MD

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ik-o
N
kaar sat naam kart aa purakh nirbha-o nirvair akaal moorat aj oonee saibha
N
gur
parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. The Name I s Trut h. Creat ive Being Personified. No Fear.
No Hat red. I mage Of The Undying, Beyond Birt h, Self-Exist ent . By Guru's Grace ~

j ap.
Chant And Medit at e:

aad sach j ugaad sach.
True I n The Primal Beginning. True Throughout The Ages.

hai bhee sach naanak hosee bhee sach. | | 1| |
True Here And Now. O Nanak, Forever And Ever True. | | 1| |

sochai soch na hova-ee j ay sochee lakh vaar.
By t hinking, He cannot be reduced t o t hought , even by t hinking hundreds of
t housands of t imes.

chupai chup na hova-ee j ay laa-ay rahaa liv t aar.
By remaining silent , inner silence is not obt ained, even by remaining lovingly absorbed
deep wit hin.

bhukhi-aa bhukh na ut ree j ay bannaa puree-aa bhaar.
The hunger of t he hungry is not appeased, even by piling up loads of worldly goods.

sahas si-aanpaa lakh hohi t a ik na chalai naal.
Hundreds of t housands of clever t ricks, but not even one of t hem will go along wit h
you in t he end.


kiv sachi-aaraa ho-ee-ai kiv koorhai t ut ai paal.
So how can you become t rut hful? And how can t he veil of illusion be t orn away?

hukam raj aa-ee chalnaa naanak likhi-aa naal. | | 1| |
O Nanak, it is writ t en t hat you shall obey t he Hukam of His Command, and walk in t he
Way of His Will. | | 1| |

hukmee hovan aakaar hukam na kahi-aa j aa-ee.
By His Command, bodies are creat ed; His Command cannot be described.

hukmee hovan j ee-a hukam milai vadi-aa-ee.
By His Command, souls come int o being; by His Command, glory and great ness are
obt ained.

hukmee ut am neech hukam likh dukh sukh paa-ee-ah.
By His Command, some are high and some are low; by His Writ t en Command, pain
and pleasure are obt ained.

iknaa hukmee bakhsees ik hukmee sadaa bhavaa-ee-ah.
Some, by His Command, are blessed and forgiven; ot hers, by His Command, wander
aimlessly forever.

hukmai andar sabh ko baahar hukam na ko-ay.
Everyone is subj ect t o His Command; no one is beyond His Command.

naanak hukmai j ay buj hai t a ha-umai kahai na ko-ay. | | 2| |
O Nanak, one who underst ands His Command, does not speak in ego. | | 2| |


gaavai ko t aan hovai kisai t aan.
Some sing of His Power-who has t hat Power?

gaavai ko daat j aanai neesaan.
Some sing of His Gift s, and know His Sign and I nsignia.

gaavai ko gun vadi-aa-ee-aa chaar.
Some sing of His Glorious Virt ues, Great ness and Beaut y.

gaavai ko vidi-aa vikham veechaar.
Some sing of knowledge obt ained of Him, t hrough difficult philosophical st udies.

gaavai ko saaj karay t an khayh.
Some sing t hat He fashions t he body, and t hen again reduces it t o dust .

gaavai ko j ee-a lai fir dayh.
Some sing t hat He t akes life away, and t hen again rest ores it .

gaavai ko j aapai disai door.
Some sing t hat He seems so very far away.
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gaavai ko vaykhai haadraa hadoor.
Some sing t hat He wat ches over us, face t o face, ever-present .

kat hnaa kat hee na aavai t ot .
There is no short age of t hose who preach and t each.


kat h kat h kat hee kot ee kot kot .
Millions upon millions offer millions of sermons and st ories.

daydaa day laiday t hak paahi.
The Great Giver keeps on giving, while t hose who receive grow weary of receiving.

j ugaa j ugant ar khaahee khaahi.
Throughout t he ages, consumers consume.

hukmee hukam chalaa-ay raahu.
The Commander, by His Command, leads us t o walk on t he Pat h.

naanak vigsai vayparvaahu. | | 3| |
O Nanak, He blossoms fort h, Carefree and Unt roubled. | | 3| |

saachaa saahib saach naa-ay bhaakhi-aa bhaa-o apaar.
True is t he Mast er, True is His Name-speak it wit h infinit e love.

aakhahi mangahi dayhi dayhi daat karay daat aar.
People beg and pray, "Give t o us, give t o us", and t he Great Giver gives His Gift s.

fayr ke agai rakhee-ai j it disai darbaar.
So what offering can we place before Him, by which we might see t he Darbaar of His
Court ?

muhou ke bolan bolee-ai j it sun Dharay pi-aar.
What words can we speak t o evoke His Love?


amrit vaylaa sach naa-o vadi-aa-ee veechaar.
I n t he Amrit Vaylaa, t he ambrosial hours before dawn, chant t he True Name, and
cont emplat e His Glorious Great ness.

karmee aavai kaprhaa nadree mokh du-aar.
By t he karma of past act ions, t he robe of t his physical body is obt ained. By His Grace,
t he Gat e of Liberat ion is found.

naanak ayvai j aanee-ai sabh aapay sachiaar. | | 4| |
O Nanak, know t his well: t he True One Himself is All. | | 4| |

t haapi-aa na j aa-ay keet aa na ho-ay.
He cannot be est ablished, He cannot be creat ed.

aapay aap niranj an so-ay.
He Himself is I mmaculat e and Pure.

j in sayvi-aa t in paa-i-aa maan.
Those who serve Him are honored.

naanak gaavee-ai gunee niDhaan.
O Nanak, sing of t he Lord, t he Treasure of Excellence.

gaavee-ai sunee-ai man rakhee-ai bhaa-o.
Sing, and list en, and let your mind be filled wit h love.

dukh parhar sukh ghar lai j aa-ay.
Your pain shall be sent far away, and peace shall come t o your home.


gurmukh naada
N
gurmukh vayda
N
gurmukh rahi-aa samaa-ee.
The Guru's Word is t he Sound-current of t he Naad; t he Guru's Word is t he Wisdom of
t he Vedas; t he Guru's Word is all-pervading.

gur eesar gur gorakh barmaa gur paarbat ee maa-ee.
The Guru is Shiva, t he Guru is Vishnu and Brahma; t he Guru is Paarvat i and Lakhshmi.

j ay ha-o j aanaa aakhaa naahee kahnaa kat han na j aa-ee.
Even knowing God, I cannot describe Him; He cannot be described in words.

guraa ik dayhi buj haa-ee.
The Guru has given me t his one underst anding:

sabhnaa j ee-aa kaa ik daat aa so mai visar na j aa-ee. | | 5| |
t here is only t he One, t he Giver of all souls. May I never forget Him! | | 5| |

t irat h naavaa j ay t is bhaavaa vin bhaanay ke naa-ay karee.
I f I am pleasing t o Him, t hen t hat is my pilgrimage and cleansing bat h. Wit hout
pleasing Him, what good are rit ual cleansings?

j ayt ee sirat h upaa-ee vaykhaa vin karmaa ke milai la-ee.
I gaze upon all t he creat ed beings: wit hout t he karma of good act ions, what are t hey
given t o receive?

mat vich rat an j avaahar maanik j ay ik gur kee sikh sunee.
Wit hin t he mind are gems, j ewels and rubies, if you list en t o t he Guru's Teachings,
even once.


guraa ik dayhi buj haa-ee.
The Guru has given me t his one underst anding:

sabhnaa j ee-aa kaa ik daat aa so mai visar na j aa-ee. | | 6| |
t here is only t he One, t he Giver of all souls. May I never forget Him! | | 6| |

j ay j ug chaaray aarj aa hor dasoonee ho-ay.
Even if you could live t hroughout t he four ages, or even t en t imes more,

navaa khanda vich j aanee-ai naal chalai sabh ko-ay.
and even if you were known t hroughout t he nine cont inent s and followed by all,

changa naa-o rakhaa-ay kai j as keerat j ag lay-ay.
wit h a good name and reput at ion, wit h praise and fame t hroughout t he world-

j ay t is nadar na aavee t a vaat na puchhai kay.
st ill, if t he Lord does not bless you wit h His Glance of Grace, t hen who cares? What is
t he use?

keet aa andar keet kar dosee dos Dharay.
Among worms, you would be considered a lowly worm, and even cont empt ible sinners
would hold you in cont empt .

naanak nirgun gun karay gunvant i-aa gun day.
O Nanak, God blesses t he unwort hy wit h virt ue, and best ows virt ue on t he virt uous.

t ayhaa ko-ay na suj h-ee j e t is gun ko-ay karay. | | 7| |
No one can even imagine anyone who can best ow virt ue upon Him. | | 7| |


suni-ai siDh peer sur naat h.
List ening-t he Siddhas, t he spirit ual t eachers, t he heroic warriors, t he yogic mast ers.

suni-ai Dharat Dhaval aakaas.
List ening-t he eart h, it s support and t he Akaashic et hers.

suni-ai deep lo-a paat aal.
List ening-t he oceans, t he lands of t he world and t he net her regions of t he underworld.

suni-ai pohi na sakai kaal.
List ening-Deat h cannot even t ouch you.

naanak bhagt aa sadaa vigaas.
O Nanak, t he devot ees are forever in bliss.

suni-ai dookh paap kaa naas. | | 8| |
List ening-pain and sin are erased. | | 8| |

suni-ai eesar barmaa ind.
List ening-Shiva, Brahma and I ndra.

suni-ai mukh saalaahan mand.
List ening-even foul-mout hed people praise Him.

suni-ai j og j ugat t an bhayd.
List ening-t he t echnology of Yoga and t he secret s of t he body.


suni-ai saasat simrit vayd.
List ening-t he Shaast ras, t he Simrit ees and t he Vedas.

naanak bhagt aa sadaa vigaas.
O Nanak, t he devot ees are forever in bliss.
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suni-ai dookh paap kaa naas. | | 9| |
List ening-pain and sin are erased. | | 9| |

suni-ai sat sant okh gi-aan.
List ening-t rut h, cont ent ment and spirit ual wisdom.

suni-ai at hsat h kaa isnaan.
List ening-t ake your cleansing bat h at t he sixt y-eight places of pilgrimage.

suni-ai parh parh paavahi maan.
List ening-reading and recit ing, honor is obt ained.

suni-ai laagai sahj Dhi-aan.
List ening-int uit ively grasp t he essence of medit at ion.

naanak bhagt aa sadaa vigaas.
O Nanak, t he devot ees are forever in bliss.

suni-ai dookh paap kaa naas. | | 10| |
List ening-pain and sin are erased. | | 10| |


suni-ai saraa gunaa kay gaah.
List ening-dive deep int o t he ocean of virt ue.

suni-ai saykh peer paat isaah.
List ening-t he Shaykhs, religious scholars, spirit ual t eachers and emperors.

suni-ai anDhay paavahi raahu.
List ening-even t he blind find t he Pat h.

suni-ai haat h hovai asgaahu.
List ening-t he Unreachable comes wit hin your grasp.

naanak bhagt aa sadaa vigaas.
O Nanak, t he devot ees are forever in bliss.

suni-ai dookh paap kaa naas. | | 11| |
List ening-pain and sin are erased. | | 11| |

mannay kee gat kahee na j aa-ay.
The st at e of t he fait hful cannot be described.

j ay ko kahai pichhai pachhut aa-ay.
One who t ries t o describe t his shall regret t he at t empt .

kaagad kalam na likhanhaar.
No paper, no pen, no scribe


mannay kaa bahi karan veechaar.
can record t he st at e of t he fait hful.

aisaa naam niranj an ho-ay.
Such is t he Name of t he I mmaculat e Lord.

j ay ko man j aanai man ko-ay. | | 12| |
Only one who has fait h comes t o know such a st at e of mind. | | 12| |

mannai surat hovai man buDh.
The fait hful have int uit ive awareness and int elligence.

mannai sagal bhavan kee suDh.
The fait hful know about all worlds and realms.

mannai muhi chot aa naa khaa-ay.
The fait hful shall never be st ruck across t he face.

mannai j am kai saat h na j aa-ay.
The fait hful do not have t o go wit h t he Messenger of Deat h.

aisaa naam niranj an ho-ay.
Such is t he Name of t he I mmaculat e Lord.

j ay ko man j aanai man ko-ay. | | 13| |
Only one who has fait h comes t o know such a st at e of mind. | | 13| |


mannai maarag t haak na paa-ay.
The pat h of t he fait hful shall never be blocked.

mannai pat si-o pargat j aa-ay.
The fait hful shall depart wit h honor and fame.

mannai mag na chalai pant h.
The fait hful do not follow empt y religious rit uals.

mannai Dharam sayt ee san-banDh.
The fait hful are firmly bound t o t he Dharma.

aisaa naam niranj an ho-ay.
Such is t he Name of t he I mmaculat e Lord.

j ay ko man j aanai man ko-ay. | | 14| |
Only one who has fait h comes t o know such a st at e of mind. | | 14| |

mannai paavahi mokh du-aar.
The fait hful find t he Door of Liberat ion.

mannai parvaarai saaDhaar.
The fait hful uplift and redeem t heir family and relat ions.

mannai t arai t aaray gur sikh.
The fait hful are saved, and carried across wit h t he Sikhs of t he Guru.


mannai naanak bhavahi na bhikh.
The fait hful, O Nanak, do not wander around begging.

aisaa naam niranj an ho-ay.
Such is t he Name of t he I mmaculat e Lord.

j ay ko man j aanai man ko-ay. | | 15| |
Only one who has fait h comes t o know such a st at e of mind. | | 15| |

panch parvaan panch parDhaan.
The chosen ones, t he self-elect , are accept ed and approved.

panchay paavahi dargahi maan.
The chosen ones are honored in t he Court of t he Lord.

panchay sohahi dar raaj aan.
The chosen ones look beaut iful in t he court s of kings.

panchaa kaa gur ayk Dhi-aan.
The chosen ones medit at e single-mindedly on t he Guru.

j ay ko kahai karai veechaar.
No mat t er how much anyone t ries t o explain and describe t hem,

kart ay kai karnai naahee sumaar.
t he act ions of t he Creat or cannot be count ed.


Dhoul Dharam da-i-aa kaa poot .
The myt hical bull is Dharma, t he son of compassion;

sant okh t haap rakhi-aa j in soot .
t his is what pat ient ly holds t he eart h in it s place.

j ay ko buj hai hovai sachiaar.
One who underst ands t his becomes t rut hful.

Dhavlai upar kayt aa bhaar.
What a great load t here is on t he bull!

Dhart ee hor parai hor hor.
So many worlds beyond t his world-so very many!

t is t ay bhaar t alai kavan j or.
What power holds t hem, and support s t heir weight ?

j ee-a j aat rangaa kay naav.
The names and t he colors of t he assort ed species of beings

sabhnaa likhi-aa vurhee kalaam.
were all inscribed by t he Ever-flowing Pen of God.

ayhu laykhaa likh j aanai ko-ay.
Who knows how t o writ e t his account ?


laykhaa likhi-aa kayt aa ho-ay.
Just imagine what a huge scroll it would t ake!

kayt aa t aan su-aalihu roop.
What power! What fascinat ing beaut y!

kayt ee daat j aanai koun koot .
And what gift s! Who can know t heir ext ent ?

keet aa pasaa-o ayko kavaa-o.
You creat ed t he vast expanse of t he Universe wit h One Word!

t is t ay ho-ay lakh daree-aa-o.
Hundreds of t housands of rivers began t o flow.

kudrat kavan kahaa veechaar.
How can Your Creat ive Pot ency be described?

vaari-aa na j aavaa ayk vaar.
I cannot even once be a sacrifice t o You.

j o t uDh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar.
What ever pleases You is t he only good done,

t oo sadaa salaamat nirankaar. | | 16| |
You, Et ernal and Formless One! | | 16| |


asa
N
kh j ap asa
N
kh bhaa-o.
Count less medit at ions, count less loves.

asa
N
kh pooj aa asa
N
kh t ap t aa-o.
Count less worship services, count less aust ere disciplines.

asa
N
kh garant h mukh vayd paat h.
Count less script ures, and rit ual recit at ions of t he Vedas.

asa
N
kh j og man rahahi udaas.
Count less Yogis, whose minds remain det ached from t he world.
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asa
N
kh bhagat gun gi-aan veechaar.
Count less devot ees cont emplat e t he Wisdom and Virt ues of t he Lord.

asa
N
kh sat ee asa
N
kh daat aar.
Count less t he holy, count less t he givers.

asa
N
kh soor muh bhakh saar.
Count less heroic spirit ual warriors, who bear t he brunt of t he at t ack in bat t le (who
wit h t heir mout hs eat st eel).

asa
N
kh mon liv laa-ay t aar.
Count less silent sages, vibrat ing t he St ring of His Love.


kudrat kavan kahaa veechaar.
How can Your Creat ive Pot ency be described?

vaari-aa na j aavaa ayk vaar.
I cannot even once be a sacrifice t o You.

j o t uDh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar.
What ever pleases You is t he only good done,

t oo sadaa salaamat nirankaar. | | 17| |
You, Et ernal and Formless One. | | 17| |

asa
N
kh moorakh anDh ghor.
Count less fools, blinded by ignorance.

asa
N
kh chor haraamkhor.
Count less t hieves and embezzlers.

asa
N
kh amar kar j aahi j or.
Count less impose t heir will by force.

asa
N
kh galvadh hat i-aa kamaahi.
Count less cut -t hroat s and rut hless killers.

asa
N
kh paapee paap kar j aahi.
Count less sinners who keep on sinning.


asa
N
kh koorhi-aar koorhay firaahi.
Count less liars, wandering lost in t heir lies.

asa
N
kh malaychh mal bhakh khaahi.
Count less wret ches, eat ing filt h as t heir rat ion.

asa
N
kh nindak sir karahi bhaar.
Count less slanderers, carrying t he weight of t heir st upid mist akes on t heir heads.

naanak neech kahai veechaar.
Nanak describes t he st at e of t he lowly.

vaari-aa na j aavaa ayk vaar.
I cannot even once be a sacrifice t o You.

j o t uDh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar.
What ever pleases You is t he only good done,

t oo sadaa salaamat nirankaar. | | 18| |
You, Et ernal and Formless One. | | 18| |

asa
N
kh naav asa
N
kh t haav.
Count less names, count less places.

agamm agamm asa
N
kh lo-a.
I naccessible, unapproachable, count less celest ial realms.


asa
N
kh kehahi sir bhaar ho-ay.
Even t o call t hem count less is t o carry t he weight on your head.

akhree naam akhree saalaah.
From t he Word, comes t he Naam; from t he Word, comes Your Praise.

akhree gi-aan geet gun gaah.
From t he Word, comes spirit ual wisdom, singing t he Songs of Your Glory.

akhree likhan bolan baan.
From t he Word, come t he writ t en and spoken words and hymns.

akhraa sir sanj og vakhaan.
From t he Word, comes dest iny, writ t en on one's forehead.

j in ayhi likhay t is sir naahi.
But t he One who wrot e t hese Words of Dest iny-no words are writ t en on His Forehead.

j iv furmaa-ay t iv t iv paahi.
As He ordains, so do we receive.

j ayt aa keet aa t ayt aa naa-o.
The creat ed universe is t he manifest at ion of Your Name.

vin naavai naahee ko t haa-o.
Wit hout Your Name, t here is no place at all.


kudrat kavan kahaa veechaar.
How can I describe Your Creat ive Power?

vaari-aa na j aavaa ayk vaar.
I cannot even once be a sacrifice t o You.

j o t uDh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar.
What ever pleases You is t he only good done,

t oo sadaa salaamat nirankaar. | | 19| |
You, Et ernal and Formless One. | | 19| |

bharee-ai hat h pair t an dayh.
When t he hands and t he feet and t he body are dirt y,

paanee Dhot ai ut ras khayh.
wat er can wash away t he dirt .

moot paleet ee kaparh ho-ay.
When t he clot hes are soiled and st ained by urine,

day saaboon la-ee-ai oh Dho-ay.
soap can wash t hem clean.

bharee-ai mat paapaa kai sang.
But when t he int ellect is st ained and pollut ed by sin,


oh Dhopai naavai kai rang.
it can only be cleansed by t he Love of t he Name.

punnee paapee aakhan naahi.
Virt ue and vice do not come by mere words;

kar kar karnaa likh lai j aahu.
act ions repeat ed, over and over again, are engraved on t he soul.

aapay beej aapay hee khaahu.
You shall harvest what you plant .

naanak hukmee aavhu j aahu. | | 20| |
O Nanak, by t he Hukam of God's Command, we come and go in reincarnat ion. | | 20| |

t irat h t ap da-i-aa dat daan.
Pilgrimages, aust ere discipline, compassion and charit y

j ay ko paavai t il kaa maan.
-t hese, by t hemselves, bring only an iot a of merit .

suni-aa mani-aa man keet aa bhaa-o.
List ening and believing wit h love and humilit y in your mind,

ant argat t irat h mal naa-o.
cleanse yourself wit h t he Name, at t he sacred shrine deep wit hin.


sabh gun t ayray mai naahee ko-ay.
All virt ues are Yours, Lord, I have none at all.

vin gun keet ay bhagat na ho-ay.
Wit hout virt ue, t here is no devot ional worship.

su-asat aat h banee barmaa-o.
I bow t o t he Lord of t he World, t o His Word, t o Brahma t he Creat or.

sat suhaan sadaa man chaa-o.
He is Beaut iful, True and Et ernally Joyful.

kavan so vaylaa vakhat kavan kavan t hit kavan vaar.
What was t hat t ime, and what was t hat moment ? What was t hat day, and what was
t hat dat e?

kavan se rut ee maahu kavan j it ho-aa aakaar.
What was t hat season, and what was t hat mont h, when t he Universe was creat ed?

vayl na paa-ee-aa pandt ee j e hovai laykh puraan.
The Pandit s, t he religious scholars, cannot find t hat t ime, even if it is writ t en in t he
Puraanas.

vakhat na paa-i-o kaadee-aa j e likhan laykh kuraan.
That t ime is not known t o t he Qazis, who st udy t he Koran.

t hit vaar naa j ogee j aanai rut maahu naa ko-ee.
The day and t he dat e are not known t o t he Yogis, nor is t he mont h or t he season.


j aa kart aa sirt hee ka-o saaj ay aapay j aanai so-ee.
The Creat or who creat ed t his creat ion-only He Himself knows.

kiv kar aakhaa kiv saalaahee ki-o varnee kiv j aanaa.
How can we speak of Him? How can we praise Him? How can we describe Him? How
can we know Him?
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naanak aakhan sabh ko aakhai ik doo ik si-aanaa.
O Nanak, everyone speaks of Him, each one wiser t han t he rest .

vadaa saahib vadee naa-ee keet aa j aa kaa hovai.
Great is t he Mast er, Great is His Name. What ever happens is according t o His Will.

naanak j ay ko aapou j aanai agai ga-i-aa na sohai. | | 21| |
O Nanak, one who claims t o know everyt hing shall not be decorat ed in t he world
hereaft er. | | 21| |

paat aalaa paat aal lakh aagaasaa aagaas.
There are net her worlds beneat h net her worlds, and hundreds of t housands of
heavenly worlds above.

orhak orhak bhaal t hakay vayd kahan ik vaat .
The Vedas say t hat you can search and search for t hem all, unt il you grow weary.

sahas at haarah kahan kat aybaa asuloo ik Dhaat .
The script ures say t hat t here are 18,000 worlds, but in realit y, t here is only One
Universe.


laykhaa ho-ay t a likee-ai laykhai ho-ay vinaas.
I f you t ry t o writ e an account of t his, you will surely finish yourself before you finish
writ ing it .

naanak vadaa aakhee-ai aapay j aanai aap. | | 22| |
O Nanak, call Him Great ! He Himself knows Himself. | | 22| |

saalaahee saalaahi ayt ee surat na paa-ee-aa.
The praisers praise t he Lord, but t hey do not obt ain int uit ive underst anding

nadee-aa at ai vaah pavahi samund na j aanee-ahi.
-t he st reams and rivers flowing int o t he ocean do not know it s vast ness.

samund saah sult aan girhaa sayt ee maal Dhan.
Even kings and emperors, wit h mount ains of propert y and oceans of wealt h

keerhee t ul na hovnee j ay t is manhu na veesrahi. | | 23| |
-t hese are not even equal t o an ant , who does not forget God. | | 23| |

ant na sift ee kahan na ant .
Endless are His Praises, endless are t hose who speak t hem.

ant na karnai dayn na ant .
Endless are His Act ions, endless are His Gift s.

ant na vaykhan sunan na ant .
Endless is His Vision, endless is His Hearing.


ant na j aapai ki-aa man mant .
His limit s cannot be perceived. What is t he Myst ery of His Mind?

ant na j aapai keet aa aakaar.
The limit s of t he creat ed universe cannot be perceived.

ant na j aapai paaraavaar.
I t s limit s here and beyond cannot be perceived.

ant kaaran kayt ay billaahi.
Many st ruggle t o know His limit s,

t aa kay ant na paa-ay j aahi.
but His limit s cannot be found.

ayhu ant na j aanai ko-ay.
No one can know t hese limit s.

bahut aa kahee-ai bahut aa ho-ay.
The more you say about t hem, t he more t here st ill remains t o be said.

vadaa saahib oochaa t haa-o.
Great is t he Mast er, High is His Heavenly Home.

oochay upar oochaa naa-o.
Highest of t he High, above all is His Name.


ayvad oochaa hovai ko-ay.
Only one as Great and as High as God

t is oochay ka-o j aanai so-ay.
can know His Loft y and Exalt ed St at e.

j ayvad aap j aanai aap aap.
Only He Himself is t hat Great . He Himself knows Himself.

naanak nadree karmee daat . | | 24| |
O Nanak, by His Glance of Grace, He best ows His Blessings. | | 24| |

bahut aa karam likhi-aa naa j aa-ay.
His Blessings are so abundant t hat t here can be no writ t en account of t hem.

vadaa daat aa t il na t amaa-ay.
The Great Giver does not hold back anyt hing.

kayt ay mangahi j oDh apaar.
There are so many great , heroic warriors begging at t he Door of t he I nfinit e Lord.

kayt i-aa ganat nahee veechaar.
So many cont emplat e and dwell upon Him, t hat t hey cannot be count ed.

kayt ay khap t ut ahi vaykaar.
So many wast e away t o deat h engaged in corrupt ion.


kayt ay lai lai mukar paahi.
So many t ake and t ake again, and t hen deny receiving.

kayt ay moorakh khaahee khaahi.
So many foolish consumers keep on consuming.

kayt i-aa dookh bhookh sad maar.
So many endure dist ress, deprivat ion and const ant abuse.

ayhi bhe daat t ayree daat aar.
Even t hese are Your Gift s, O Great Giver!

band khalaasee bhaanai ho-ay.
Liberat ion from bondage comes only by Your Will.

hor aakh na sakai ko-ay.
No one else has any say in t his.

j ay ko khaa-ik aakhan paa-ay.
I f some fool should presume t o say t hat he does,

oh j aanai j ayt ee-aa muhi khaa-ay.
he shall learn, and feel t he effect s of his folly.

aapay j aanai aapay day-ay.
He Himself knows, He Himself gives.


aakhahi se bhe kay-ee kay-ay.
Few, very few are t hose who acknowledge t his.

j is no bakhsay sifat saalaah.
One who is blessed t o sing t he Praises of t he Lord,

naanak paat isaahee paat isaahu. | | 25| |
O Nanak, is t he king of kings. | | 25| |

amul gun amul vaapaar.
Priceless are His Virt ues, Priceless are His Dealings.

amul vaapaaree-ay amul bhandaar.
Priceless are His Dealers, Priceless are His Treasures.

amul aavahi amul lai j aahi.
Priceless are t hose who come t o Him, Priceless are t hose who buy from Him.

amul bhaa-ay amulaa samaahi.
Priceless is Love for Him, Priceless is absorpt ion int o Him.

amul Dharam amul deebaan.
Priceless is t he Divine Law of Dharma, Priceless is t he Divine Court of Just ice.

amul t ul amul parvaan.
Priceless are t he scales, priceless are t he weight s.


amul bakhsees amul neesaan.
Priceless are His Blessings, Priceless is His Banner and I nsignia.

amul karam amul furmaan.
Priceless is His Mercy, Priceless is His Royal Command.

amulo amul aakhi-aa na j aa-ay.
Priceless, O Priceless beyond expression!

aakh aakh rahay liv laa-ay.
Speak of Him cont inually, and remain absorbed in His Love.

aakhahi vayd paat h puraan.
The Vedas and t he Puraanas speak.

aakhahi parhay karahi vakhi-aan.
The scholars speak and lect ure.

aakhahi barmay aakhahi ind.
Brahma speaks, I ndra speaks.
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aakhahi gopee t ai govind.
The Gopis and Krishna speak.

aakhahi eesar aakhahi siDh.
Shiva speaks, t he Siddhas speak.


aakhahi kayt ay keet ay buDh.
The many creat ed Buddhas speak.

aakhahi daanav aakhahi dayv.
The demons speak, t he demi-gods speak.

aakhahi sur nar mun j an sayv.
The spirit ual warriors, t he heavenly beings, t he silent sages, t he humble and serviceful
speak.

kayt ay aakhahi aakhan paahi.
Many speak and t ry t o describe Him.

kayt ay kahi kahi ut h ut h j aahi.
Many have spoken of Him over and over again, and have t hen arisen and depart ed.

ayt ay keet ay hor karayhi.
I f He were t o creat e as many again as t here already are,

t aa aakh na sakahi kay-ee kay-ay.
even t hen, t hey could not describe Him.

j ayvad bhaavai t ayvad ho-ay.
He is as Great as He wishes t o be.

naanak j aanai saachaa so-ay.
O Nanak, t he True Lord knows.


j ay ko aakhai boluvigaarh.
I f anyone presumes t o describe God,

t aa likee-ai sir gaavaaraa gaavaar. | | 26| |
he shall be known as t he great est fool of fools! | | 26| |

so dar kayhaa so ghar kayhaa j it bahi sarab samaalay.
Where is t hat Gat e, and where is t hat Dwelling, in which You sit and t ake care of all?

vaaj ay naad anayk asankhaa kayt ay vaavanhaaray.
The Sound-current of t he Naad vibrat es t here, and count less musicians play on all
sort s of inst rument s t here.

kayt ay raag paree si-o kahee-an kayt ay gaavanhaaray.
So many Ragas, so many musicians singing t here.

gaavahi t uhno pa-un paanee baisant ar gaavai raaj aa Dharam du-aaray.
The praanic wind, wat er and fire sing; t he Right eous Judge of Dharma sings at Your
Door.

gaavahi chit gupat likh j aaneh likh likh Dharam veechaaray.
Chit r and Gupt , t he angels of t he conscious and t he subconscious who record act ions,
and t he Right eous Judge of Dharma who j udges t his record sing.

gaavahi eesar barmaa dayvee sohan sadaa savaaray.
Shiva, Brahma and t he Goddess of Beaut y, ever adorned, sing.

gaavahi ind idaasan bait hay dayvit i-aa dar naalay.
I ndra, seat ed upon His Throne, sings wit h t he deit ies at Your Door.


gaavahi siDh samaaDhee andar gaavan saaDh vichaaray.
The Siddhas in Samaadhi sing; t he Saadhus sing in cont emplat ion.

gaavan j at ee sat ee sant okhee gaavahi veer karaaray.
The celibat es, t he fanat ics, t he peacefully accept ing and t he fearless warriors sing.

gaavan pandit parhan rakheesar j ug j ug vaydaa naalay.
The Pandit s, t he religious scholars who recit e t he Vedas, wit h t he supreme sages of all
t he ages, sing.

gaavahi mohnee-aa man mohan surgaa machh pa-i-aalay.
The Mohinis, t he enchant ing heavenly beaut ies who ent ice heart s in t his world, in
paradise, and in t he underworld of t he subconscious sing.

gaavan rat an upaa-ay t ayray at hsat h t irat h naalay.
The celest ial j ewels creat ed by You, and t he sixt y-eight holy places of pilgrimage sing.

gaavahi j oDh mahaabal sooraa gaavahi khaanee chaaray.
The brave and might y warriors sing; t he spirit ual heroes and t he four sources of
creat ion sing.

gaavahi khand mandal varbhandaa kar kar rakhay Dhaaray.
The planet s, solar syst ems and galaxies, creat ed and arranged by Your Hand, sing.

say-ee t uDhuno gaavahi j o t uDh bhaavan rat ay t ayray bhagat rasaalay.
They alone sing, who are pleasing t o Your Will. Your devot ees are imbued wit h t he
Nect ar of Your Essence.


hor kayt ay gaavan say mai chit na aavan naanak ki-aa veechaaray.
So many ot hers sing, t hey do not come t o mind. O Nanak, how can I consider t hem
all?

so-ee so-ee sadaa sach saahib saachaa saachee naa-ee.
That True Lord is True, Forever True, and True is His Name.

hai bhee hosee j aa-ay na j aasee rachnaa j in rachaa-ee.
He is, and shall always be. He shall not depart , even when t his Universe which He has
creat ed depart s.

rangee rangee bhaat ee kar kar j insee maa-i-aa j in upaa-ee.
He creat ed t he world, wit h it s various colors, species of beings, and t he variet y of
Maya.

kar kar vaykhai keet aa aapnaa j iv t is dee vadi-aa-ee.
Having creat ed t he creat ion, He wat ches over it Himself, by His Great ness.

j o t is bhaavai so-ee karsee hukam na karnaa j aa-ee.
He does what ever He pleases. No order can be issued t o Him.

so paat isaahu saahaa paat isaahib naanak rahan raj aa-ee. | | 27| |
He is t he King, t he King of kings, t he Supreme Lord and Mast er of kings. Nanak
remains subj ect t o His Will. | | 27| |

munda sant okh saram pat j holee Dhi-aan kee karahi bibhoot .
Make cont ent ment your ear-rings, humilit y your begging bowl, and medit at ion t he
ashes you apply t o your body.


khint haa kaal ku-aaree kaa-i-aa j ugat dandaa part eet .
Let t he remembrance of deat h be t he pat ched coat you wear, let t he purit y of virginit y
be your way in t he world, and let fait h in t he Lord be your walking st ick.

aa-ee pant hee sagal j amaat ee man j eet ai j ag j eet .
See t he brot herhood of all mankind as t he highest order of Yogis; conquer your own
mind, and conquer t he world.

aadays t isai aadays.
I bow t o Him, I humbly bow.

aad aneel anaad anaahat j ug j ug ayko vays. | | 28| |
The Primal One, t he Pure Light , wit hout beginning, wit hout end. Throughout all t he
ages, He is One and t he Same. | | 28| |

bhugat gi-aan da-i-aa bhandaaran ghat ghat vaaj eh naad.
Let spirit ual wisdom be your food, and compassion your at t endant . The Sound-current
of t he Naad vibrat es in each and every heart .

aap naat h naat hee sabh j aa kee riDh siDh avraa saad.
He Himself is t he Supreme Mast er of all; wealt h and miraculous spirit ual powers, and
all ot her ext ernal t ast es and pleasures, are all like beads on a st ring.

sanj og vij og du-ay kaar chalaaveh laykhay aavahi bhaag.
Union wit h Him, and separat ion from Him, come by His Will. We come t o receive what
is writ t en in our dest iny.

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aadays t isai aadays.
I bow t o Him, I humbly bow.

aad aneel anaad anaahat j ug j ug ayko vays. | | 29| |
The Primal One, t he Pure Light , wit hout beginning, wit hout end. Throughout all t he
ages, He is One and t he Same. | | 29| |

aykaa maa-ee j ugat vi-aa-ee t in chaylay parvaan.
The One Divine Mot her conceived and gave birt h t o t he t hree deit ies.

ik sansaaree ik bhandaaree ik laa-ay deebaan.
One, t he Creat or of t he World; One, t he Sust ainer; and One, t he Dest royer.

j iv t is bhaavai t ivai chalaavai j iv hovai furmaan.
He makes t hings happen according t o t he Pleasure of His Will. Such is His Celest ial
Order.

oh vaykhai onaa nadar na aavai bahut aa ayhu vidaan.
He wat ches over all, but none see Him. How wonderful t his is!

aadays t isai aadays.
I bow t o Him, I humbly bow.

aad aneel anaad anaahat j ug j ug ayko vays. | | 30| |
The Primal One, t he Pure Light , wit hout beginning, wit hout end. Throughout all t he
ages, He is One and t he Same. | | 30| |


aasan lo-ay lo-ay bhandaar.
On world aft er world are His Seat s of Aut horit y and His St orehouses.

j o kichh paa-i-aa so aykaa vaar.
What ever was put int o t hem, was put t here once and for all.

kar kar vaykhai sirj anhaar.
Having creat ed t he creat ion, t he Creat or Lord wat ches over it .

naanak sachay kee saachee kaar.
O Nanak, True is t he Creat ion of t he True Lord.

aadays t isai aadays.
I bow t o Him, I humbly bow.

aad aneel anaad anaahat j ug j ug ayko vays. | | 31| |
The Primal One, t he Pure Light , wit hout beginning, wit hout end. Throughout all t he
ages, He is One and t he Same. | | 31| |

ik doo j eebhou lakh hohi lakh hoveh lakh vees.
I f I had 100,000 t ongues, and t hese were t hen mult iplied t went y t imes more, wit h
each t ongue,

lakh lakh gayrhaa aakhee-ahi ayk naam j agdees.
I would repeat , hundreds of t housands of t imes, t he Name of t he One, t he Lord of t he
Universe.


ayt raahi pat pavrhee-aa charhee-ai ho-ay ikees.
Along t his pat h t o our Husband Lord, we climb t he st eps of t he ladder, and come t o
merge wit h Him.

sun galaa aakaas kee keet aa aa-ee rees.
Hearing of t he et heric realms, even worms long t o come back home.

naanak nadree paa-ee-ai koorhee koorhai t hees. | | 32| |
O Nanak, by His Grace He is obt ained. False are t he boast ings of t he false. | | 32| |

aakhan j or chupai nah j or.
No power t o speak, no power t o keep silent .

j or na mangan dayn na j or.
No power t o beg, no power t o give.

j or na j eevan maran nah j or.
No power t o live, no power t o die.

j or na raaj maal man sor.
No power t o rule, wit h wealt h and occult ment al powers.

j or na surt ee gi-aan veechaar.
No power t o gain int uit ive underst anding, spirit ual wisdom and medit at ion.

j or na j ugt ee chhut ai sansaar.
No power t o find t he way t o escape from t he world.


j is hat h j or kar vaykhai so-ay.
He alone has t he Power in His Hands. He wat ches over all.

naanak ut am neech na ko-ay. | | 33| |
O Nanak, no one is high or low. | | 33| |

raat ee rut ee t hit ee vaar.
Night s, days, weeks and seasons;

pavan paanee agnee paat aal.
wind, wat er, fire and t he net her regions

t is vich Dhart ee t haap rakhee Dharam saal.
-in t he midst of t hese, He est ablished t he eart h as a home for Dharma.

t is vich j ee-a j ugat kay rang.
Upon it , He placed t he various species of beings.

t in kay naam anayk anant .
Their names are uncount ed and endless.

karmee karmee ho-ay veechaar.
By t heir deeds and t heir act ions, t hey shall be j udged.

sachaa aap sachaa darbaar.
God Himself is True, and True is His Court .


t it hai sohan panch parvaan.
There, in perfect grace and ease, sit t he self-elect , t he self-realized Saint s.

nadree karam pavai neesaan.
They receive t he Mark of Grace from t he Merciful Lord.

kach pakaa-ee ot hai paa-ay.
The ripe and t he unripe, t he good and t he bad, shall t here be j udged.

naanak ga-i-aa j aapai j aa-ay. | | 34| |
O Nanak, when you go home, you will see t his. | | 34| |

Dharam khand kaa ayho Dharam.
This is right eous living in t he realm of Dharma.

gi-aan khand kaa aakhhu karam.
And now we speak of t he realm of spirit ual wisdom.

kayt ay pavan paanee vaisant ar kayt ay kaan mahays.
So many winds, wat ers and fires; so many Krishnas and Shivas.

kayt ay barmay ghaarhat gharhee-ahi roop rang kay vays.
So many Brahmas, fashioning forms of great beaut y, adorned and dressed in many
colors.

kayt ee-aa karam bhoomee mayr kayt ay kayt ay Dhoo updays.
So many worlds and lands for working out karma. So very many lessons t o be learned!


kayt ay ind chand soor kayt ay kayt ay mandal days.
So many I ndras, so many moons and suns, so many worlds and lands.

kayt ay siDh buDh naat h kayt ay kayt ay dayvee vays.
So many Siddhas and Buddhas, so many Yogic mast ers. So many goddesses of
various kinds.

kayt ay dayv daanav mun kayt ay kayt ay rat an samund.
So many demi-gods and demons, so many silent sages. So many oceans of j ewels.

kayt ee-aa khaanee kayt ee-aa banee kayt ay paat narind.
So many ways of life, so many languages. So many dynast ies of rulers.

kayt ee-aa surt ee sayvak kayt ay naanak ant na ant . | | 35| |
So many int uit ive people, so many selfless servant s. O Nanak, His limit has no limit !
| | 35| |

gi-aan khand meh gi-aan parchand.
I n t he realm of wisdom, spirit ual wisdom reigns supreme.

t it hai naad binod kod anand.
The Sound-current of t he Naad vibrat es t here, amidst t he sounds and t he sight s of
bliss.
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saram khand kee banee roop.
I n t he realm of humilit y, t he Word is Beaut y.


t it hai ghaarhat gharhee-ai bahut anoop.
Forms of incomparable beaut y are fashioned t here.

t aa kee-aa galaa kat hee-aa naa j aahi.
These t hings cannot be described.

j ay ko kahai pichhai pachhut aa-ay.
One who t ries t o speak of t hese shall regret t he at t empt .

t it hai gharhee-ai surat mat man buDh.
The int uit ive consciousness, int ellect and underst anding of t he mind are shaped t here.

t it hai gharhee-ai suraa siDhaa kee suDh. | | 36| |
The consciousness of t he spirit ual warriors and t he Siddhas, t he beings of spirit ual
perfect ion, are shaped t here. | | 36| |

karam khand kee banee j or.
I n t he realm of karma, t he Word is Power.

t it hai hor na ko-ee hor.
No one else dwells t here,

t it hai j oDh mahaabal soor.
except t he warriors of great power, t he spirit ual heroes.

t in meh raam rahi-aa bharpoor.
They are t ot ally fulfilled, imbued wit h t he Lord's Essence.


t it hai seet o seet aa mahimaa maahi.
Myriads of Sit as are t here, cool and calm in t heir maj est ic glory.

t aa kay roop na kat hnay j aahi.
Their beaut y cannot be described.

naa ohi mareh na t haagay j aahi.
Neit her deat h nor decept ion comes t o t hose,

j in kai raam vasai man maahi.
wit hin whose minds t he Lord abides.

t it hai bhagat vaseh kay lo-a.
The devot ees of many worlds dwell t here.

karahi anand sachaa man so-ay.
They celebrat e; t heir minds are imbued wit h t he True Lord.

sach khand vasai nirankaar.
I n t he realm of Trut h, t he Formless Lord abides.

kar kar vaykhai nadar nihaal.
Having creat ed t he creat ion, He wat ches over it . By His Glance of Grace, He best ows
happiness.

t it hai khand mandal varbhand.
There are planet s, solar syst ems and galaxies.


j ay ko kat hai t a ant na ant .
I f one speaks of t hem, t here is no limit , no end.

t it hai lo-a lo-a aakaar.
There are worlds upon worlds of His Creat ion.

j iv j iv hukam t ivai t iv kaar.
As He commands, so t hey exist .

vaykhai vigsai kar veechaar.
He wat ches over all, and cont emplat ing t he creat ion, He rej oices.

naanak kat hnaa karrhaa saar. | | 37| |
O Nanak, t o describe t his is as hard as st eel! | | 37| |

j at paahaaraa Dheeraj suni-aar.
Let self-cont rol be t he furnace, and pat ience t he goldsmit h.

ahran mat vayd hat hee-aar.
Let underst anding be t he anvil, and spirit ual wisdom t he t ools.

bha-o khalaa agan t ap t aa-o.
Wit h t he Fear of God as t he bellows, fan t he flames of t apa, t he body's inner heat .
!
bhaa
N
daa bhaa-o amrit t it dhaal.
I n t he crucible of love, melt t he Nect ar of t he Name,


gharhee-ai sabad sachee t aksaal.
and mint t he True Coin of t he Shabad, t he Word of God.

j in ka-o nadar karam t in kaar.
Such is t he karma of t hose upon whom He has cast His Glance of Grace.

naanak nadree nadar nihaal. | | 38| |
O Nanak, t he Merciful Lord, by His Grace, uplift s and exalt s t hem. | | 38| |

salok.
Shalok:

pavan guroo paanee pit aa maat aa Dharat mahat .
Air is t he Guru, Wat er is t he Fat her, and Eart h is t he Great Mot her of all.

divas raat du-ay daa-ee daa-i-aa khaylai sagal j agat .
Day and night are t he t wo nurses, in whose lap all t he world is at play.

chang-aa-ee-aa buri-aa-ee-aa vaachai Dharam hadoor.
Good deeds and bad deeds-t he record is read out in t he Presence of t he Lord of
Dharma.

karmee aapo aapnee kay nayrhai kay door.
According t o t heir own act ions, some are drawn closer, and some are driven fart her
away.

j inee naam Dhi-aa-i-aa ga-ay maskat ghaal.
Those who have medit at ed on t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, and depart ed aft er
having worked by t he sweat of t heir brows


naanak t ay mukh uj lay kayt ee chhut ee naal. | | 1| |
-O Nanak, t heir faces are radiant in t he Court of t he Lord, and many are saved along
wit h t hem! | | 1| |

so dar raag aasaa mehlaa 1
So Dar ~ That Door. Raag Aasaa, First Mehl:

ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

so dar t ayraa kayhaa so ghar kayhaa j it bahi sarab samaalay.
Where is That Door of Yours, and where is That Home, in which You sit and t ake care
of all?

vaaj ay t ayray naad anayk asankhaa kayt ay t ayray vaavanhaaray.
The Sound-current of t he Naad vibrat es t here for You, and count less musicians play all
sort s of inst rument s t here for You.

kayt ay t ayray raag paree si-o kahee-ahi kayt ay t ayray gaavanhaaray.
There are so many Ragas and musical harmonies t o You; so many minst rels sing
hymns of You.

gaavan t uDhno pavan paanee baisant ar gaavai raaj aa Dharam du-aaray.
Wind, wat er and fire sing of You. The Right eous Judge of Dharma sings at Your Door.

gaavan t uDhno chit gupat likh j aanan likh likh Dharam beechaaray.
Chit r and Gupt , t he angels of t he conscious and t he subconscious who keep t he record
of act ions, and t he Right eous Judge of Dharma who reads t his record, sing of You.


gaavan t uDhno eesar barahmaa dayvee sohan t ayray sadaa savaaray.
Shiva, Brahma and t he Goddess of Beaut y, ever adorned by You, sing of You.

gaavan t uDhno indar indaraasan bait hay dayvit i-aa dar naalay.
I ndra, seat ed on His Throne, sings of You, wit h t he deit ies at Your Door.

gaavan t uDhno siDh samaaDhee andar gaavan t uDhno saaDh beechaaray.
The Siddhas in Samaadhi sing of You; t he Saadhus sing of You in cont emplat ion.
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gaavan t uDhno j at ee sat ee sant okhee gaavan t uDhno veer karaaray.
The celibat es, t he fanat ics, and t he peacefully accept ing sing of You; t he fearless
warriors sing of You.

gaavan t uDhno pandit parhan rakheesur j ug j ug vaydaa naalay.
The Pandit s, t he religious scholars who recit e t he Vedas, wit h t he supreme sages of all
t he ages, sing of You.

gaavan t uDhno mohnee-aa man mohan surag machh pa-i-aalay.
The Mohinis, t he enchant ing heavenly beaut ies who ent ice heart s in paradise, in t his
world, and in t he underworld of t he subconscious, sing of You.

gaavan t uDhno rat an upaa-ay t ayray at hsat h t irat h naalay.
The celest ial j ewels creat ed by You, and t he sixt y-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage,
sing of You.

gaavan t uDhno j oDh mahaabal sooraa gaavan t uDhno khaanee chaaray.
The brave and might y warriors sing of You. The spirit ual heroes and t he four sources
of creat ion sing of You.


gaavan t uDhno khand mandal barahmandaa kar kar rakhay t ayray Dhaaray.
The worlds, solar syst ems and galaxies, creat ed and arranged by Your Hand, sing of
You.

say-ee t uDhno gaavan j o t uDh bhaavan rat ay t ayray bhagat rasaalay.
They alone sing of You, who are pleasing t o Your Will. Your devot ees are imbued wit h
Your Sublime Essence.

hor kayt ay t uDhno gaavan say mai chit na aavan naanak ki-aa beechaaray.
So many ot hers sing of You, t hey do not come t o mind. O Nanak, how can I t hink of
t hem all?

so-ee so-ee sadaa sach saahib saachaa saachee naa-ee.
That True Lord is True, forever True, and True is His Name.

hai bhee hosee j aa-ay na j aasee rachnaa j in rachaa-ee.
He is, and shall always be. He shall not depart , even when t his Universe which He has
creat ed depart s.

rangee rangee bhaat ee kar kar j insee maa-i-aa j in upaa-ee.
He creat ed t he world, wit h it s various colors, species of beings, and t he variet y of
Maya.

kar kar daykhai keet aa aapnaa j i-o t is dee vadi-aa-ee.
Having creat ed t he creat ion, He wat ches over it Himself, by His Great ness.

j o t is bhaavai so-ee karsee fir hukam na karnaa j aa-ee.
He does what ever He pleases. No one can issue any order t o Him.


so paat isaahu saahaa pat isaahib naanak rahan raj aa-ee. | | 1| |
He is t he King, t he King of kings, t he Supreme Lord and Mast er of kings. Nanak
remains subj ect t o His Will. | | 1| |

aasaa mehlaa 1.
Aasaa, First Mehl:

sun vadaa aakhai sabh ko-ay.
Hearing of His Great ness, everyone calls Him Great .

kayvad vadaa deet haa ho-ay.
But j ust how Great His Great ness is-t his is known only t o t hose who have seen Him.

keemat paa-ay na kahi-aa j aa-ay.
His Value cannot be est imat ed; He cannot be described.

kahnai vaalay t ayray rahay samaa-ay. | | 1| |
Those who describe You, Lord, remain immersed and absorbed in You. | | 1| |

vaday mayray saahibaa gahir gambheeraa gunee gaheeraa.
O my Great Lord and Mast er of Unfat homable Dept h, You are t he Ocean of Excellence.

ko-ay na j aanai t ayraa kayt aa kayvad cheeraa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
No one knows t he ext ent or t he vast ness of Your Expanse. | | 1| | Pause| |

sabh surt ee mil surat kamaa-ee.
All t he int uit ives met and pract iced int uit ive medit at ion.


sabh keemat mil keemat paa-ee.
All t he appraisers met and made t he appraisal.

gi-aanee Dhi-aanee gur gurhaa-ee.
The spirit ual t eachers, t he t eachers of medit at ion, and t he t eachers of t eachers

kahan na j aa-ee t ayree t il vadi-aa-ee. | | 2| |
-t hey cannot describe even an iot a of Your Great ness. | | 2| |

sabh sat sabh t ap sabh chang-aa-ee-aa.
All Trut h, all aust ere discipline, all goodness,

siDhaa purkhaa kee-aa vadi-aa-ee-aa.
all t he great miraculous spirit ual powers of t he Siddhas

t uDh vin siDhee kinai na paa-ee-aa.
-wit hout You, no one has at t ained such powers.

karam milai naahee t haak rahaa-ee-aa. | | 3| |
They are received only by Your Grace. No one can block t hem or st op t heir flow. | | 3| |

aakhan vaalaa ki-aa vaychaaraa.
What can t he poor helpless creat ures do?

sift ee bharay t ayray bhandaaraa.
Your Praises are overflowing wit h Your Treasures.


j is t oo deh t isai ki-aa chaaraa.
Those, unt o whom You give-how can t hey t hink of any ot her?

naanak sach savaaranhaaraa. | | 4| | 2| |
O Nanak, t he True One embellishes and exalt s. | | 4| | 2| |

aasaa mehlaa 1.
Aasaa, First Mehl:

aakhaa j eevaa visrai mar j aa-o.
Chant ing it , I live; forget t ing it , I die.

aakhan a-ukhaa saachaa naa-o.
I t is so difficult t o chant t he True Name.

saachay naam kee laagai bhookh.
I f someone feels hunger for t he True Name,

ut bhookhai khaa-ay chalee-ahi dookh. | | 1| |
t hat hunger shall consume his pain. | | 1| |

so ki-o visrai mayree maa-ay.
How can I forget Him, O my mot her?

saachaa saahib saachai naa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
True is t he Mast er, True is His Name. | | 1| | Pause| |


saachay naam kee t il vadi-aa-ee.
Trying t o describe even an iot a of t he Great ness of t he True Name,

aakh t hakay keemat nahee paa-ee.
people have grown weary, but t hey have not been able t o evaluat e it .

j ay sabh mil kai aakhan paahi.
Even if everyone were t o gat her t oget her and speak of Him,

vadaa na hovai ghaat na j aa-ay. | | 2| |
He would not become any great er or any lesser. | | 2| |

naa oh marai na hovai sog.
That Lord does not die; t here is no reason t o mourn.

daydaa rahai na chookai bhog.
He cont inues t o give, and His Provisions never run short .

gun ayho hor naahee ko-ay.
This Virt ue is His alone; t here is no ot her like Him.

naa ko ho-aa naa ko ho-ay. | | 3| |
There never has been, and t here never will be. | | 3| |

j ayvad aap t ayvad t ayree daat .
As Great as You Yourself are, O Lord, so Great are Your Gift s.

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j in din kar kai keet ee raat .
The One who creat ed t he day also creat ed t he night .

khasam visaareh t ay kamj aat .
Those who forget t heir Lord and Mast er are vile and despicable.

naanak naavai baaj h sanaat . | | 4| | 3| |
O Nanak, wit hout t he Name, t hey are wret ched out cast s. | | 4| | 3| |

raag gooj ree mehlaa 4.
Raag Gooj aree, Fourt h Mehl:

har kay j an sat gur sat purkhaa bina-o kara-o gur paas.
O humble servant of t he Lord, O True Guru, O True Primal Being: I offer my humble
prayer t o You, O Guru.

ham keeray kiram sat gur sarnaa-ee kar da-i-aa naam pargaas. | | 1| |
I am a mere insect , a worm. O True Guru, I seek Your Sanct uary. Please be merciful,
and bless me wit h t he Light of t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord. | | 1| |

mayray meet gurdayv mo ka-o raam naam pargaas.
O my Best Friend, O Divine Guru, please enlight en me wit h t he Name of t he Lord.

gurmat naam mayraa paraan sakhaa-ee har keerat hamree rahraas. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Through t he Guru's Teachings, t he Naam is my breat h of life. The Kirt an of t he Lord's
Praise is my life's occupat ion. | | 1| | Pause| |


har j an kay vad bhaag vadayray j in har har sarDhaa har pi-aas.
The servant s of t he Lord have t he great est good fort une; t hey have fait h in t he Lord,
and a longing for t he Lord.

har har naam milai t aript aasahi mil sangat gun pargaas. | | 2| |
Obt aining t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har, t hey are sat isfied; j oining t he Sangat , t he
Blessed Congregat ion, t heir virt ues shine fort h. | | 2| |

j in har har har ras naam na paa-i-aa t ay bhaagheen j am paas.
Those who have not obt ained t he Sublime Essence of t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har,
Har, are most unfort unat e; t hey are led away by t he Messenger of Deat h.

j o sat gur saran sangat nahee aa-ay Dharig j eevay Dharig j eevaas. | | 3| |
Those who have not sought t he Sanct uary of t he True Guru and t he Sangat , t he Holy
Congregat ion-cursed are t heir lives, and cursed are t heir hopes of life. | | 3| |

j in har j an sat gur sangat paa-ee t in Dhur mast ak likhi-aa likhaas.
Those humble servant s of t he Lord who have at t ained t he Company of t he True Guru,
have such pre-ordained dest iny inscribed on t heir foreheads.

Dhan Dhan sat sangat j it har ras paa-i-aa mil j an naanak naam pargaas. | | 4| | 4| |
Blessed, blessed is t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion, where t he Lord's Essence is
obt ained. Meet ing wit h His humble servant , O Nanak, t he Light of t he Naam shines
fort h. | | 4| | 4| |

raag gooj ree mehlaa 5.
Raag Gooj aree, Fift h Mehl:


kaahay ray man chit vahi udam j aa aahar har j ee-o pari-aa.
Why, O mind, do you plot and plan, when t he Dear Lord Himself provides for your
care?

sail pat har meh j ant upaa-ay t aa kaa rij ak aagai kar Dhari-aa. | | 1| |
From rocks and st ones He creat ed living beings; He places t heir nourishment before
t hem. | | 1| |

mayray maaDha-o j ee sat sangat milay so t ari-aa.
O my Dear Lord of souls, one who j oins t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion, is
saved.

gur parsaad param pad paa-i-aa sookay kaasat hari-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
By Guru's Grace, t he supreme st at us is obt ained, and t he dry wood blossoms fort h
again in lush greenery. | | 1| | Pause| |

j anan pit aa lok sut banit aa ko-ay na kis kee Dhari-aa.
Mot hers, fat hers, friends, children and spouses-no one is t he support of anyone else.

sir sir rij ak sambaahay t haakur kaahay man bha-o kari-aa. | | 2| |
For each and every person, our Lord and Mast er provides sust enance. Why are you so
afraid, O mind? | | 2| |

ooday ood aavai sai kosaa t is paachhai bachray chhari-aa.
The flamingoes fly hundreds of miles, leaving t heir young ones behind.

t in kavan khalaavai kavan chugaavai man meh simran kari-aa. | | 3| |
Who feeds t hem, and who t eaches t hem t o feed t hemselves? Have you ever t hought
of t his in your mind? | | 3| |


sabh niDhaan das asat sidhaan t haakur kar t al Dhari-aa.
All t he nine t reasures, and t he eight een supernat ural powers are held by our Lord and
Mast er in t he Palm of His Hand.

j an naanak bal bal sad bal j aa-ee-ai t ayraa ant na paraavari-aa. | | 4| | 5| |
Servant Nanak is devot ed, dedicat ed, forever a sacrifice t o You, Lord. Your Expanse
has no limit , no boundary. | | 4| | 5| |

raag aasaa mehlaa 4 so purakh
Raag Aasaa, Fourt h Mehl, So Purakh ~ That Primal Being:

ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

so purakh niranj an har purakh niranj an har agmaa agam apaaraa.
That Primal Being is I mmaculat e and Pure. The Lord, t he Primal Being, is I mmaculat e
and Pure. The Lord is I naccessible, Unreachable and Unrivalled.

sabh Dhi-aavahi sabh Dhi-aavahi t uDh j ee har sachay sirj anhaaraa.
All medit at e, all medit at e on You, Dear Lord, O True Creat or Lord.

sabh j ee-a t umaaray j ee t oo
N
j ee-aa kaa daat aaraa.
All living beings are Yours-You are t he Giver of all souls.

har Dhi-aavahu sant ahu j ee sabh dookh visaaranhaaraa.
Medit at e on t he Lord, O Saint s; He is t he Dispeller of all sorrow.


har aapay t haakur har aapay sayvak j ee ki-aa naanak j ant vichaaraa. | | 1| |
The Lord Himself is t he Mast er, t he Lord Himself is t he Servant . O Nanak, t he poor
beings are wret ched and miserable! | | 1| |
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t oo
N
ghat ghat ant ar sarab nirant ar j ee har ayko purakh samaanaa.
You are const ant in each and every heart , and in all t hings. O Dear Lord, you are t he
One.

ik daat ay ik bhaykhaaree j ee sabh t ayray choj vidaanaa.
Some are givers, and some are beggars. This is all Your Wondrous Play.

t oo
N
aapay daat aa aapay bhugt aa j ee ha-o t uDh bin avar na j aanaa.
You Yourself are t he Giver, and You Yourself are t he Enj oyer. I know no ot her t han
You.

t oo
N
paarbarahm bay-ant bay-ant j ee t ayray ki-aa gun aakh vakhaanaa.
You are t he Supreme Lord God, Limit less and I nfinit e. What Virt ues of Yours can I
speak of and describe?

j o sayveh j o sayveh t uDh j ee j an naanak t in kurbaanaa. | | 2| |
Unt o t hose who serve You, unt o t hose who serve You, Dear Lord, servant Nanak is a
sacrifice. | | 2| |

har Dhi-aavahi har Dhi-aavahi t uDh j ee say j an j ug meh sukhvaasee.
Those who medit at e on You, Lord, t hose who medit at e on You-t hose humble beings
dwell in peace in t his world.


say mukat say mukat bha-ay j in har Dhi-aa-i-aa j ee t in t oot ee j am kee faasee.
They are liberat ed, t hey are liberat ed-t hose who medit at e on t he Lord. For t hem, t he
noose of deat h is cut away.

j in nirbha-o j in har nirbha-o Dhi-aa-i-aa j ee t in kaa bha-o sabh gavaasee.
Those who medit at e on t he Fearless One, on t he Fearless Lord-all t heir fears are
dispelled.

j in sayvi-aa j in sayvi-aa mayraa har j ee t ay har har roop samaasee.
Those who serve, t hose who serve my Dear Lord, are absorbed int o t he Being of t he
Lord, Har, Har.

say Dhan say Dhan j in har Dhi-aa-i-aa j ee j an naanak t in bal j aasee. | | 3| |
Blessed are t hey, blessed are t hey, who medit at e on t heir Dear Lord. Servant Nanak is
a sacrifice t o t hem. | | 3| |

t ayree bhagat t ayree bhagat bhandaar j ee bharay bi-ant bay-ant aa.
Devot ion t o You, devot ion t o You, is a t reasure overflowing, infinit e and beyond
measure.

t ayray bhagat t ayray bhagat salaahan t uDh j ee har anik anayk anant aa.
Your devot ees, Your devot ees praise You, Dear Lord, in many and various and
count less ways.

t ayree anik t ayree anik karahi har pooj aa j ee t ap t aapeh j aapeh bay-ant aa.
For You, many, for You, so very many perform worship services, O Dear I nfinit e Lord;
t hey pract ice disciplined medit at ion and chant endlessly.


t ayray anayk t ayray anayk parheh baho simrit saasat j ee kar kiri-aa khat karam
karant aa.
For You, many, for You, so very many read t he various Simrit ees and Shaast ras. They
perform rit uals and religious rit es.

say bhagat say bhagat bhalay j an naanak j ee j o bhaaveh mayray har bhagvant aa.
| | 4| |
Those devot ees, t hose devot ees are sublime, O servant Nanak, who are pleasing t o
my Dear Lord God. | | 4| |

t oo
N
aad purakh aprampar kart aa j ee t uDh j ayvad avar na ko-ee.
You are t he Primal Being, t he Most Wonderful Creat or. There is no ot her as Great as
You.

t oo
N
j ug j ug ayko sadaa sadaa t oo
N
ayko j ee t oo
N
nihchal kart aa so-ee.
Age aft er age, You are t he One. Forever and ever, You are t he One. You never
change, O Creat or Lord.

t uDh aapay bhaavai so-ee vart ai j ee t oo
N
aapay karahi so ho-ee.
Everyt hing happens according t o Your Will. You Yourself accomplish all t hat occurs.

t uDh aapay sarisat sabh upaa-ee j ee t uDh aapay siraj sabh go-ee.
You Yourself creat ed t he ent ire universe, and having fashioned it , You Yourself shall
dest roy it all.

j an naanak gun gaavai kart ay kay j ee j o sabhsai kaa j aano-ee. | | 5| | 1| |
Servant Nanak sings t he Glorious Praises of t he Dear Creat or, t he Knower of all.
| | 5| | 1| |


aasaa mehlaa 4.
Aasaa, Fourt h Mehl:
!
t oo
N
kart aa sachiaar maidaa saa
N
-ee.
You are t he True Creat or, my Lord and Mast er.

j o t a-o bhaavai so-ee t heesee j o t oo
N
deh so-ee ha-o paa-ee. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
What ever pleases You comes t o pass. As You give, so do we receive. | | 1| | Pause| |

sabh t ayree t oo
N
sabhnee Dhi-aa-i-aa.
All belong t o You, all medit at e on you.

j is no kirpaa karahi t in naam rat an paa-i-aa.
Those who are blessed wit h Your Mercy obt ain t he Jewel of t he Naam, t he Name of
t he Lord.

gurmukh laaDhaa manmukh gavaa-i-aa.
The Gurmukhs obt ain it , and t he self-willed manmukhs lose it .

t uDh aap vichhorhi-aa aap milaa-i-aa. | | 1| |
You Yourself separat e t hem from Yourself, and You Yourself reunit e wit h t hem again.
| | 1| |

t oo
N
daree-aa-o sabh t uj h hee maahi.
You are t he River of Life; all are wit hin You.

t uj h bin dooj aa ko-ee naahi.
There is no one except You.


j ee-a j ant sabh t ayraa khayl.
All living beings are Your playt hings.

vij og mil vichhurhi-aa sanj ogee mayl. | | 2| |
The separat ed ones meet , and by great good fort une, t hose suffering in separat ion
are reunit ed once again. | | 2| |

j is no t oo j aanaa-ihi so-ee j an j aanai.
They alone underst and, whom You inspire t o underst and;

har gun sad hee aakh vakhaanai.
t hey cont inually chant and repeat t he Lord's Praises.

j in har sayvi-aa t in sukh paa-i-aa.
Those who serve You find peace.

sehj ay hee har naam samaa-i-aa. | | 3| |
They are int uit ively absorbed int o t he Lord's Name. | | 3| |
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t oo aapay kart aa t ayraa kee-aa sabh ho-ay.
You Yourself are t he Creat or. Everyt hing t hat happens is by Your Doing.

t uDh bin dooj aa avar na ko-ay.
There is no one except You.


t oo kar kar vaykheh j aaneh so-ay.
You creat ed t he creat ion; You behold it and underst and it .

j an naanak gurmukh pargat ho-ay. | | 4| | 2| |
O servant Nanak, t he Lord is revealed t hrough t he Gurmukh, t he Living Expression of
t he Guru's Word. | | 4| | 2| |

aasaa mehlaa 1.
Aasaa, First Mehl:

t it saravrarhai bha-eelay nivaasaa paanee paavak t ineh kee-aa.
I n t hat pool, people have made t heir homes, but t he wat er t here is as hot as fire!

pankaj moh pag nahee chaalai ham daykhaa t ah doobee-alay. | | 1| |
I n t he swamp of emot ional at t achment , t heir feet cannot move. I have seen t hem
drowning t here. | | 1| |

man ayk na chayt as moorh manaa.
I n your mind, you do not remember t he One Lord-you fool!

har bisrat t ayray gun gali-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
You have forgot t en t he Lord; your virt ues shall wit her away. | | 1| | Pause| |

naa ha-o j at ee sat ee nahee parhi-aa moorakh mugDhaa j anam bha-i-aa.
I am not celibat e, nor t rut hful, nor scholarly. I was born foolish and ignorant int o t his
world.


paranvat naanak t in kee sarnaa j in t oo naahee veesri-aa. | | 2| | 3| |
Prays Nanak, I seek t he Sanct uary of t hose who have not forgot t en You, O Lord!
| | 2| | 3| |

aasaa mehlaa 5.
Aasaa, Fift h Mehl:

bha-ee paraapat maanukh dayhuree-aa.
This human body has been given t o you.

gobind milan kee ih t ayree baree-aa.
This is your chance t o meet t he Lord of t he Universe.

avar kaaj t ayrai kit ai na kaam.
Not hing else will work.

mil saaDhsangat bhaj kayval naam. | | 1| |
Join t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy; vibrat e and medit at e on t he Jewel of
t he Naam. | | 1| |

sara
N
j aam laag bhavj al t aran kai.
Make every effort t o cross over t his t errifying world-ocean.

j anam barit ha j aat rang maa-i-aa kai. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
You are squandering t his life uselessly in t he love of Maya. | | 1| | Pause| |

j ap t ap sanj am Dharam na kamaa-i-aa.
I have not pract iced medit at ion, self-discipline, self-rest raint or right eous living.


sayvaa saaDh na j aani-aa har raa-i-aa.
I have not served t he Holy; I have not acknowledged t he Lord, my King.

kaho naanak ham neech karammaa.
Says Nanak, my act ions are cont empt ible!

saran paray kee raakho sarmaa. | | 2| | 4| |
O Lord, I seek Your Sanct uary; please, preserve my honor! | | 2| | 4| |

sohilaa raag ga-orhee deepkee mehlaa 1
Sohilaa ~ The Song Of Praise. Raag Gauree Deepakee, First Mehl:

ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

j ai ghar keerat aakhee-ai kart ay kaa ho-ay beechaaro.
I n t hat house where t he Praises of t he Creat or are chant ed and cont emplat ed

t it ghar gaavhu sohilaa sivrihu sirj anhaaro. | | 1| |
-in t hat house, sing Songs of Praise; medit at e and remember t he Creat or Lord. | | 1| |

t um gaavhu mayray nirbha-o kaa sohilaa.
Sing t he Songs of Praise of my Fearless Lord.

ha-o vaaree j it sohilai sadaa sukh ho-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I am a sacrifice t o t hat Song of Praise which brings et ernal peace. | | 1| | Pause| |


nit nit j ee-arhay samaalee-an daykhaigaa dayvanhaar.
Day aft er day, He cares for His beings; t he Great Giver wat ches over all.

t ayray daanai keemat naa pavai t is daat ay kavan sumaar. | | 2| |
Your Gift s cannot be appraised; how can anyone compare t o t he Giver? | | 2| |

sambat saahaa likhi-aa mil kar paavhu t ayl.
The day of my wedding is pre-ordained. Come, gat her t oget her and pour t he oil over
t he t hreshold.

dayh saj an aseesrhee-aa j i-o hovai saahib si-o mayl. | | 3| |
My friends, give me your blessings, t hat I may merge wit h my Lord and Mast er. | | 3| |

ghar ghar ayho paahuchaa sad-rhay nit pavann.
Unt o each and every home, int o each and every heart , t his summons is sent out ; t he
call comes each and every day.

sadanhaaraa simree-ai naanak say dih aavann. | | 4| | 1| |
Remember in medit at ion t he One who summons us; O Nanak, t hat day is drawing
near! | | 4| | 1| |

raag aasaa mehlaa 1.
Raag Aasaa, First Mehl:

chhi-a ghar chhi-a gur chhi-a updays.
There are six schools of philosophy, six t eachers, and six set s of t eachings.

gur gur ayko vays anayk. | | 1| |
But t he Teacher of t eachers is t he One, who appears in so many forms. | | 1| |


baabaa j ai ghar kart ay keerat ho-ay.
O Baba: t hat syst em in which t he Praises of t he Creat or are sung

so ghar raakh vadaa-ee t o-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
-follow t hat syst em; in it rest s t rue great ness. | | 1| | Pause| |

visu-ay chasi-aa gharhee-aa pahraa t hit ee vaaree maahu ho-aa.
The seconds, minut es and hours, days, weeks and mont hs,

sooraj ayko rut anayk.
and t he various seasons originat e from t he one sun;
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naanak kart ay kay kayt ay vays. | | 2| | 2| |
O Nanak, in j ust t he same way, t he many forms originat e from t he Creat or. | | 2| | 2| |

raag Dhanaasree mehlaa 1.
Raag Dhanaasaree, First Mehl:

gagan mai t haal rav chand deepak banay t aarikaa mandal j anak mot ee.
Upon t hat cosmic plat e of t he sky, t he sun and t he moon are t he lamps. The st ars and
t heir orbs are t he st udded pearls.

Dhoop mal-aanlo pavan chavro karay sagal banraa-ay foolant j ot ee. | | 1| |
The fragrance of sandalwood in t he air is t he t emple incense, and t he wind is t he fan.
All t he plant s of t he world are t he alt ar flowers in offering t o You, O Luminous Lord.
| | 1| |


kaisee aart ee ho-ay. bhav khandnaa t ayree aart ee.
What a beaut iful Aart ee, lamp-lit worship service t his is! O Dest royer of Fear, t his is
Your Ceremony of Light .

anhat aa sabad vaaj ant bhayree. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The Unst ruck Sound-current of t he Shabad is t he vibrat ion of t he t emple drums.
| | 1| | Pause| |
`
sahas t av nain nan nain heh t ohi ka-o sahas moorat nanaa ayk t ohee.
You have t housands of eyes, and yet You have no eyes. You have t housands of forms,
and yet You do not have even one.

sahas pad bimal nan ayk pad ganDh bin sahas t av ganDh iv chalat mohee. | | 2| |
You have t housands of Lot us Feet , and yet You do not have even one foot . You have
no nose, but you have t housands of noses. This Play of Yours ent rances me. | | 2| |

sabh meh j ot j ot hai so-ay.
Amongst all is t he Light -You are t hat Light .

t is dai chaanan sabh meh chaanan ho-ay.
By t his I lluminat ion, t hat Light is radiant wit hin all.

gur saakhee j ot pargat ho-ay.
Through t he Guru's Teachings, t he Light shines fort h.

j o t is bhaavai so aart ee ho-ay. | | 3| |
That which is pleasing t o Him is t he lamp-lit worship service. | | 3| |

`
har charan kaval makrand lobhit mano andino mohi aahee pi-aasaa.
My mind is ent iced by t he honey-sweet Lot us Feet of t he Lord. Day and night , I t hirst
for t hem.

kirpaa j al deh naanak saaring ka-o ho-ay j aa t ay t ayrai naa-ay vaasaa. | | 4| | 3| |
Best ow t he Wat er of Your Mercy upon Nanak, t he t hirst y song-bird, so t hat he may
come t o dwell in Your Name. | | 4| | 3| |

raag ga-orhee poorbee mehlaa 4.
Raag Gauree Poorbee, Fourt h Mehl:

kaam karoDh nagar baho bhari-aa mil saaDhoo khandal khanda hay.
The body-village is filled t o overflowing wit h anger and sexual desire; t hese were
broken int o bit s when I met wit h t he Holy Saint .

poorab likhat likhay gur paa-i-aa man har liv mandal mandaa hay. | | 1| |
By pre-ordained dest iny, I have met wit h t he Guru. I have ent ered int o t he realm of
t he Lord's Love. | | 1| |

kar saaDhoo anj ulee pun vadaa hay.
Greet t he Holy Saint wit h your palms pressed t oget her; t his is an act of great merit .

kar dand-ut pun vadaa hay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Bow down before Him; t his is a virt uous act ion indeed. | | 1| | Pause| |

saakat har ras saad na j aani-aa t in ant ar ha-umai kandaa hay.
The wicked shaakt as, t he fait hless cynics, do not know t he Tast e of t he Lord's Sublime
Essence. The t horn of egot ism is embedded deep wit hin t hem.


j i-o j i-o chaleh chubhai dukh paavahi j amkaal saheh sir dandaa hay. | | 2| |
The more t hey walk away, t he deeper it pierces t hem, and t he more t hey suffer in
pain, unt il finally, t he Messenger of Deat h smashes his club against t heir heads. | | 2| |

har j an har har naam samaanay dukh j anam maran bhav khanda hay.
The humble servant s of t he Lord are absorbed in t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har. The
pain of birt h and t he fear of deat h are eradicat ed.

abhinaasee purakh paa-i-aa parmaysar baho sobh khand barahmandaa hay. | | 3| |
They have found t he I mperishable Supreme Being, t he Transcendent Lord God, and
t hey receive great honor t hroughout all t he worlds and realms. | | 3| |

ham gareeb maskeen parabh t ayray har raakh raakh vad vadaa hay.
I am poor and meek, God, but I belong t o You! Save me-please save me, O Great est
of t he Great !

j an naanak naam aDhaar t ayk hai har naamay hee sukh mandaa hay. | | 4| | 4| |
Servant Nanak t akes t he Sust enance and Support of t he Naam. I n t he Name of t he
Lord, he enj oys celest ial peace. | | 4| | 4| |

raag ga-orhee poorbee mehlaa 5.
Raag Gauree Poorbee, Fift h Mehl:

kara-o baynant ee sunhu mayray meet aa sant t ahal kee baylaa.
List en, my friends, I beg of you: now is t he t ime t o serve t he Saint s!

eehaa khaat chalhu har laahaa aagai basan suhaylaa. | | 1| |
I n t his world, earn t he profit of t he Lord's Name, and hereaft er, you shall dwell in
peace. | | 1| |


a-oDh ghat ai dinas rainaaray. man gur mil kaaj savaaray. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
This life is diminishing, day and night . Meet ing wit h t he Guru, your affairs shall be
resolved. | | 1| | Pause| |

ih sansaar bikaar sansay meh t ari-o barahm gi-aanee.
This world is engrossed in corrupt ion and cynicism. Only t hose who know God are
saved.

j isahi j agaa-ay pee-aavai ih ras akat h kat haa t in j aanee. | | 2| |
Only t hose who are awakened by t he Lord t o drink in t his Sublime Essence, come t o
know t he Unspoken Speech of t he Lord. | | 2| |

j aa ka-o aa-ay so-ee bihaaj hahu har gur t ay maneh basayraa.
Purchase only t hat for which you have come int o t he world, and t hrough t he Guru, t he
Lord shall dwell wit hin your mind.

nij ghar mahal paavhu sukh sehj ay bahur na ho-igo fayraa. | | 3| |
Wit hin t he home of your own inner being, you shall obt ain t he Mansion of t he Lord's
Presence wit h int uit ive ease. You shall not be consigned again t o t he wheel of
reincarnat ion. | | 3| |

ant arj aamee purakh biDhaat ay sarDhaa man kee pooray.
O I nner-knower, Searcher of Heart s, O Primal Being, Archit ect of Dest iny: please fulfill
t his yearning of my mind.

naanak daas ihai sukh maagai mo ka-o kar sant an kee Dhooray. | | 4| | 5| |
Nanak, Your slave, begs for t his happiness: let me be t he dust of t he feet of t he
Saint s. | | 4| | 5| |

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ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

raag sireeraag mehlaa pahilaa 1 ghar 1.
Raag Siree Raag, First Mehl, First House:

mot ee t a mandar oosreh rat nee t a hohi j arhaa-o.
I f I had a palace made of pearls, inlaid wit h j ewels,

kast oor kungoo agar chandan leep aavai chaa-o.
scent ed wit h musk, saffron and sandalwood, a sheer delight t o behold

mat daykh bhoolaa veesrai t ayraa chit na aavai naa-o. | | 1| |
-seeing t his, I might go ast ray and forget You, and Your Name would not ent er int o
my mind. | | 1| |

har bin j ee-o j al bal j aa-o.
Wit hout t he Lord, my soul is scorched and burnt .

mai aapnaa gur poochh daykhi-aa avar naahee t haa-o. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I consult ed my Guru, and now I see t hat t here is no ot her place at all. | | 1| | Pause| |

Dhart ee t a heeray laal j arh-t ee palagh laal j arhaa-o.
I f t he floor of t his palace was a mosaic of diamonds and rubies, and if my bed was
encased wit h rubies,


mohnee mukh manee sohai karay rang pasaa-o.
and if heavenly beaut ies, t heir faces adorned wit h emeralds, t ried t o ent ice me wit h
sensual gest ures of love

mat daykh bhoolaa veesrai t ayraa chit na aavai naa-o. | | 2| |
-seeing t hese, I might go ast ray and forget You, and Your Name would not ent er int o
my mind. | | 2| |

siDh hovaa siDh laa-ee riDh aakhaa aa-o.
I f I were t o become a Siddha, and work miracles, summon wealt h

gupat pargat ho-ay baisaa lok raakhai bhaa-o.
and become invisible and visible at will, so t hat people would hold me in awe

mat daykh bhoolaa veesrai t ayraa chit na aavai naa-o. | | 3| |
-seeing t hese, I might go ast ray and forget You, and Your Name would not ent er int o
my mind. | | 3| |

sult aan hovaa mayl laskar t akhat raakhaa paa-o.
I f I were t o become an emperor and raise a huge army, and sit on a t hrone,

hukam haasal karee bait haa naankaa sabh vaa-o.
issuing commands and collect ing t axes-O Nanak, all of t his could pass away like a puff
of wind.

mat daykh bhoolaa veesrai t ayraa chit na aavai naa-o. | | 4| | 1| |
Seeing t hese, I might go ast ray and forget You, and Your Name would not ent er int o
my mind. | | 4| | 1| |


sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

kot kot ee mayree aarj aa pavan pee-an api-aa-o.
I f I could live for millions and millions of years, and if t he air was my food and drink,

chand sooraj du-ay gufai na daykhaa supnai sa-un na t haa-o.
and if I lived in a cave and never saw eit her t he sun or t he moon, and if I never slept ,
even in dreams

bhee t ayree keemat naa pavai ha-o kayvad aakhaa naa-o. | | 1| |
-even so, I could not est imat e Your Value. How can I describe t he Great ness of Your
Name? | | 1| |

saachaa nirankaar nij t haa-ay.
The True Lord, t he Formless One, is Himself in His Own Place.

sun sun aakhan aakh-naa j ay bhaavai karay t amaa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I have heard, over and over again, and so I t ell t he t ale; as it pleases You, Lord,
please inst ill wit hin me t he yearning for You. | | 1| | Pause| |

kusaa kat ee-aa vaar vaar peesan peesaa paa-ay.
I f I was slashed and cut int o pieces, over and over again, and put int o t he mill and
ground int o flour,

agee sayt ee j aalee-aa bhasam sayt ee ral j aa-o.
burnt by fire and mixed wit h ashes


bhee t ayree keemat naa pavai ha-o kayvad aakhaa naa-o. | | 2| |
-even t hen, I could not est imat e Your Value. How can I describe t he Great ness of Your
Name? | | 2| |

pankhee ho-ay kai j ay bhavaa sai asmaanee j aa-o.
I f I was a bird, soaring and flying t hrough hundreds of heavens,

nadree kisai na aav-oo naa kichh pee-aa na khaa-o.
and if I was invisible, neit her eat ing nor drinking anyt hing

bhee t ayree keemat naa pavai ha-o kayvad aakhaa naa-o. | | 3| |
-even so, I could not est imat e Your Value. How can I describe t he Great ness of Your
Name? | | 3| |
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naanak kaagad lakh manaa parh parh keechai bhaa-o.
O Nanak, if I had hundreds of t housands of st acks of paper, and if I were t o read and
recit e and embrace love for t he Lord,

masoo t ot na aavee laykhan pa-un chalaa-o.
and if ink were never t o fail me, and if my pen were able t o move like t he wind

bhee t ayree keemat naa pavai ha-o kayvad aakhaa naa-o. | | 4| | 2| |
-even so, I could not est imat e Your Value. How can I describe t he Great ness of Your
Name? | | 4| | 2| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:


laykhai bolan bolnaa laykhai khaanaa khaa-o.
As it is pre-ordained, people speak t heir words. As it is pre-ordained, t hey consume
t heir food.

laykhai vaat chalaa-ee-aa laykhai sun vaykhaa-o.
As it is pre-ordained, t hey walk along t he way. As it is pre-ordained, t hey see and
hear.

laykhai saah lavaa-ee-ahi parhay ke puchhan j aa-o. | | 1| |
As it is pre-ordained, t hey draw t heir breat h. Why should I go and ask t he scholars
about t his? | | 1| |

baabaa maa-i-aa rachnaa Dhohu.
O Baba, t he splendor of Maya is decept ive.

anDhai naam visaari-aa naa t is ayh na oh. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The blind man has forgot t en t he Name; he is in limbo, neit her here nor t here.
| | 1| | Pause| |

j eevan marnaa j aa-ay kai ayt hai khaaj ai kaal.
Life and deat h come t o all who are born. Everyt hing here get s devoured by Deat h.

j it hai bahi samj aa-ee-ai t it hai ko-ay na chali-o naal.
He sit s and examines t he account s, t here where no one goes along wit h anyone.

rovan vaalay j ayt -rhay sabh baneh pand paraal. | | 2| |
Those who weep and wail might j ust as well all t ie bundles of st raw. | | 2| |


sabh ko aakhai bahut bahut ghat na aakhai ko-ay.
Everyone says t hat God is t he Great est of t he Great . No one calls Him any less.

keemat kinai na paa-ee-aa kahan na vadaa ho-ay.
No one can est imat e His Wort h. By speaking of Him, His Great ness is not increased.

saachaa saahab ayk t oo hor j ee-aa kayt ay lo-a. | | 3| |
You are t he One True Lord and Mast er of all t he ot her beings, of so many worlds.
| | 3| |

neechaa andar neech j aat neechee hoo at neech. naanak t in kai sang saat h vadi-aa si-
o ki-aa rees.
Nanak seeks t he company of t he lowest of t he low class, t he very lowest of t he low.
Why should he t ry t o compet e wit h t he great ?

j it hai neech samaalee-an t it hai nadar t ayree bakhsees. | | 4| | 3| |
I n t hat place where t he lowly are cared for-t here, t he Blessings of Your Glance of
Grace rain down. | | 4| | 3| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

lab kut aa koorh choohrhaa t hag khaaDhaa murdaar.
Greed is a dog; falsehood is a filt hy st reet -sweeper. Cheat ing is eat ing a rot t ing
carcass.

par nindaa par mal mukh suDhee agan kroDh chandaal.
Slandering ot hers is put t ing t he filt h of ot hers int o your own mout h. The fire of anger
is t he out cast e who burns dead bodies at t he cremat orium.


ras kas aap salaahnaa ay karam mayray kart aar. | | 1| |
I am caught in t hese t ast es and flavors, and in self-conceit ed praise. These are my
act ions, O my Creat or! | | 1| |

baabaa bolee-ai pat ho-ay.
O Baba, speak only t hat which will bring you honor.

oot am say dar oot am kahee-ahi neech karam bahi ro-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
They alone are good, who are j udged good at t he Lord's Door. Those wit h bad karma
can only sit and weep. | | 1| | Pause| |

ras su-inaa ras rupaa kaaman ras parmal kee vaas.
The pleasures of gold and silver, t he pleasures of women, t he pleasure of t he
fragrance of sandalwood,

ras ghorhay ras sayj aa mandar ras meet haa ras maas.
t he pleasure of horses, t he pleasure of a soft bed in a palace, t he pleasure of sweet
t reat s and t he pleasure of heart y meals

ayt ay ras sareer kay kai ghat naam nivaas. | | 2| |
-t hese pleasures of t he human body are so numerous; how can t he Naam, t he Name
of t he Lord, find it s dwelling in t he heart ? | | 2| |

j it boli-ai pat paa-ee-ai so boli-aa parvaan.
Those words are accept able, which, when spoken, bring honor.

fikaa bol viguchnaa sun moorakh man aj aan.
Harsh words bring only grief. List en, O foolish and ignorant mind!


j o t is bhaaveh say bhalay hor ke kahan vakhaan. | | 3| |
Those who are pleasing t o Him are good. What else is t here t o be said? | | 3| |

t in mat t in pat t in Dhan palai j in hirdai rahi-aa samaa-ay.
Wisdom, honor and wealt h are in t he laps of t hose whose heart s remain permeat ed
wit h t he Lord.

t in kaa ki-aa salaahnaa avar su-aali-o kaa-ay.
What praise can be offered t o t hem? What ot her adornment s can be best owed upon
t hem?

naanak nadree baahray raacheh daan na naa-ay. | | 4| | 4| |
O Nanak, t hose who lack t he Lord's Glance of Grace cherish neit her charit y nor t he
Lord's Name. | | 4| | 4| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

amal galolaa koorh kaa dit aa dayvanhaar.
The Great Giver has given t he int oxicat ing drug of falsehood.

mat ee maran visaari-aa khusee keet ee din chaar.
The people are int oxicat ed; t hey have forgot t en deat h, and t hey have fun for a few
days.

sach mili-aa t in sofee-aa raakhan ka-o darvaar. | | 1| |
Those who do not use int oxicant s are t rue; t hey dwell in t he Court of t he Lord. | | 1| |


naanak saachay ka-o sach j aan.
O Nanak, know t he True Lord as True.

j it sayvi-ai sukh paa-ee-ai t ayree dargeh chalai maan. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Serving Him, peace is obt ained; you shall go t o His Court wit h honor. | | 1| | Pause| |

sach saraa gurh baahraa j is vich sachaa naa-o.
The Wine of Trut h is not ferment ed from molasses. The True Name is cont ained wit hin
it .
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suneh vakaaneh j ayt -rhay ha-o t in balihaarai j aa-o.
I am a sacrifice t o t hose who hear and chant t he True Name.

t aa man kheevaa j aanee-ai j aa mahlee paa-ay t haa-o. | | 2| |
Only one who obt ains a room in t he Mansion of t he Lord's Presence is deemed t o be
t ruly int oxicat ed. | | 2| |

naa-o neer chang-aa-ee-aa sat parmal t an vaas.
Bat he in t he wat ers of Goodness and apply t he scent ed oil of Trut h t o your body,

t aa mukh hovai uj laa lakh daat ee ik daat .
and your face shall become radiant . This is t he gift of 100,000 gift s.

dookh t isai peh aakhee-ahi sookh j isai hee paas. | | 3| |
Tell your t roubles t o t he One who is t he Source of all comfort . | | 3| |


so ki-o manhu visaaree-ai j aa kay j ee-a paraan.
How can you forget t he One who creat ed your soul, and t he praanaa, t he breat h of
life?

t is vin sabh apvit ar hai j ayt aa painan khaan.
Wit hout Him, all t hat we wear and eat is impure.
!
hor galaa
N
sabh koorhee-aa t uDh bhaavai parvaan. | | 4| | 5| |
Everyt hing else is false. What ever pleases Your Will is accept able. | | 4| | 5| |

sireeraag mahal 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

j aal moh ghas mas kar mat kaagad kar saar.
Burn emot ional at t achment , and grind it int o ink. Transform your int elligence int o t he
purest of paper.

bhaa-o kalam kar chit laykhaaree gur puchh likh beechaar.
Make t he love of t he Lord your pen, and let your consciousness be t he scribe. Then,
seek t he Guru's I nst ruct ions, and record t hese deliberat ions.

likh naam saalaah likh likh ant na paaraavaar. | | 1| |
Writ e t he Praises of t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord; writ e over and over again t hat
He has no end or limit at ion. | | 1| |

baabaa ayhu laykhaa likh j aan.
O Baba, writ e such an account ,


j it hai laykhaa mangee-ai t it hai ho-ay sachaa neesaan. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
t hat when it is asked for, it will bring t he Mark of Trut h. | | 1| | Pause| |

j it hai mileh vadi-aa-ee-aa sad khusee-aa sad chaa-o.
There, where great ness, et ernal peace and everlast ing j oy are best owed,

t in mukh t ikay niklahi j in man sachaa naa-o.
t he faces of t hose whose minds are at t uned t o t he True Name are anoint ed wit h t he
Mark of Grace.

karam milai t aa paa-ee-ai naahee galee vaa-o du-aa-o. | | 2| |
I f one receives God's Grace, t hen such honors are received, and not by mere words.
| | 2| |

ik aavahi ik j aahi ut h rakhee-ahi naav salaar.
Some come, and some arise and depart . They give t hemselves loft y names.

ik upaa-ay mangt ay iknaa vaday darvaar.
Some are born beggars, and some hold vast court s.

agai ga-i-aa j aanee-ai vin naavai vaykaar. | | 3| |
Going t o t he world hereaft er, everyone shall realize t hat wit hout t he Name, it is all
useless. | | 3| |

bhai t ayrai dar aglaa khap khap chhij ai dayh.
I am t errified by t he Fear of You, God. Bot hered and bewildered, my body is wast ing
away.


naav j inaa sult aan khaan hoday dit hay khayh.
Those who are known as sult ans and emperors shall be reduced t o dust in t he end.

naanak ut hee chali-aa sabh koorhay t ut ay nayh. | | 4| | 6| |
O Nanak, arising and depart ing, all false at t achment s are cut away. | | 4| | 6| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

sabh ras mit hay mani-ai suni-ai saalonay.
Believing, all t ast es are sweet . Hearing, t he salt y flavors are t ast ed;

khat t ursee mukh bolnaa maaran naad kee-ay.
chant ing wit h one's mout h, t he spicy flavors are savored. All t hese spices have been
made from t he Sound-current of t he Naad.

chhat eeh amrit bhaa-o ayk j aa ka-o nadar karay-i. | | 1| |
The t hirt y-six flavors of ambrosial nect ar are in t he Love of t he One Lord; t hey are
t ast ed only by one who is blessed by His Glance of Grace. | | 1| |

baabaa hor khaanaa khusee khu-aar.
O Baba, t he pleasures of ot her foods are false.

j it khaaDhai t an peerhee-ai man meh chaleh vikaar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Eat ing t hem, t he body is ruined, and wickedness and corrupt ion ent er int o t he mind.
| | 1| | Pause| |


rat aa painan man rat aa supaydee sat daan.
My mind is imbued wit h t he Lord's Love; it is dyed a deep crimson. Trut h and charit y
are my whit e clot hes.

neelee si-aahee kadaa karnee pahiran pair Dhi-aan.
The blackness of sin is erased by my wearing of blue clot hes, and medit at ion on t he
Lord's Lot us Feet is my robe of honor.

karam-band sant okh kaa Dhan j oban t ayraa naam. | | 2| |
Cont ent ment is my cummerbund, Your Name is my wealt h and yout h. | | 2| |

baabaa hor painan khusee khu-aar.
O Baba, t he pleasures of ot her clot hes are false.

j it paiDhai t an peerhee-ai man meh chaleh vikaar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Wearing t hem, t he body is ruined, and wickedness and corrupt ion ent er int o t he mind.
| | 1| | Pause| |

ghorhay paakhar su-inay saakhat booj han t ayree vaat .
The underst anding of Your Way, Lord, is horses, saddles and bags of gold for me.
!
t arkas t eer kamaan saa
N
g t aygband gun Dhaat .
The pursuit of virt ue is my bow and arrow, my quiver, sword and scabbard.

vaaj aa nayj aa pat si-o pargat karam t ayraa mayree j aat . | | 3| |
To be dist inguished wit h honor is my drum and banner. Your Mercy is my social
st at us. | | 3| |


baabaa hor charh-naa khusee khu-aar.
O Baba, t he pleasures of ot her rides are false.

j it charhi-ai t an peerhee-ai man meh chaleh vikaar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
By such rides, t he body is ruined, and wickedness and corrupt ion ent er int o t he mind.
| | 1| | Pause| |

ghar mandar khusee naam kee nadar t ayree parvaar.
The Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, is t he pleasure of houses and mansions. Your
Glance of Grace is my family, Lord.
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hukam so-ee t uDh bhaavsee hor aakhan bahut apaar.
The Hukam of Your Command is t he pleasure of Your Will, Lord. To say anyt hing else
is far beyond anyone's reach.

naanak sachaa paat isaahu poochh na karay beechaar. | | 4| |
O Nanak, t he True King does not seek advice from anyone else in His decisions. | | 4| |

baabaa hor sa-unaa khusee khu-aar.
O Baba, t he pleasure of ot her sleep is false.

j it sut ai t an peerhee-ai man meh chaleh vikaar. | | 1| | rahaa-o. | | 4| | 7| |
By such sleep, t he body is ruined, and wickedness and corrupt ion ent er int o t he mind.
| | 1| | Pause| | 4| | 7| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

!
kungoo kee kaa
N
-i-aa rat naa kee lalit aa agar vaas t an saas.
Wit h t he body of saffron, and t he t ongue a j ewel, and t he breat h of t he body pure
fragrant incense;

at hsat h t irat h kaa mukh t ikaa t it ghat mat vigaas.
wit h t he face anoint ed at t he sixt y-eight holy places of pilgrimage, and t he heart
illuminat ed wit h wisdom

ot mat ee salaahnaa sach naam gunt aas. | | 1| |
-wit h t hat wisdom, chant t he Praises of t he True Name, t he Treasure of Excellence.
| | 1| |

baabaa hor mat hor hor.
O Baba, ot her wisdom is useless and irrelevant .

j ay sa-o vayr kamaa-ee-ai koorhai koorhaa j or. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I f falsehood is pract iced a hundred t imes, it is st ill false in it s effect s. | | 1| | Pause| |

pooj lagai peer aakhee-ai sabh milai sansaar.
You may be worshipped and adored as a Pir (a spirit ual t eacher); you may be
welcomed by all t he world;

naa-o sadaa-ay aapnaa hovai siDh sumaar.
you may adopt a loft y name, and be known t o have supernat ural spirit ual powers

j aa pat laykhai naa pavai sabhaa pooj khu-aar. | | 2| |
-even so, if you are not accept ed in t he Court of t he Lord, t hen all t his adorat ion is
false. | | 2| |


j in ka-o sat gur t haapi-aa t in mayt na sakai ko-ay.
No one can overt hrow t hose who have been est ablished by t he True Guru.

onaa andar naam niDhaan hai naamo pargat ho-ay.
The Treasure of t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, is wit hin t hem, and t hrough t he
Naam, t hey are radiant and famous.

naa-o pooj ee-ai naa-o mannee-ai akhand sadaa sach so-ay. | | 3| |
They worship t he Naam, and t hey believe in t he Naam. The True One is forever I nt act
and Unbroken. | | 3| |

khayhoo khayh ralaa-ee-ai t aa j ee-o kayhaa ho-ay.
When t he body mingles wit h dust , what happens t o t he soul?

j alee-aa sabh si-aanpaa ut hee chali-aa ro-ay.
All clever t ricks are burnt away, and you shall depart crying.

naanak naam visaari-ai dar ga-i-aa ki-aa ho-ay. | | 4| | 8| |
O Nanak, t hose who forget t he Naam-what will happen when t hey go t o t he Court of
t he Lord? | | 4| | 8| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

gunvant ee gun veet hrai a-ugunvant ee j hoor.
The virt uous wife exudes virt ue; t he unvirt uous suffer in misery.


j ay lorheh var kaamnee nah milee-ai pir koor.
I f you long for your Husband Lord, O soul-bride, you must know t hat He is not met by
falsehood.

naa bayrhee naa t ulharhaa naa paa-ee-ai pir door. | | 1| |
No boat or raft can t ake you t o Him. Your Husband Lord is far away. | | 1| |

mayray t haakur poorai t akhat adol.
My Lord and Mast er is Perfect ; His Throne is Et ernal and I mmovable.

gurmukh pooraa j ay karay paa-ee-ai saach at ol. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
One who at t ains perfect ion as Gurmukh, obt ains t he I mmeasurable True Lord.
| | 1| | Pause| |

parabh harmandar sohnaa t is meh maanak laal. mot ee heeraa nirmalaa kanchan kot
reesaal.
The Palace of t he Lord God is so beaut iful. Wit hin it , t here are gems, rubies, pearls
and flawless diamonds. A fort ress of gold surrounds t his Source of Nect ar.

bin pa-orhee garh ki-o charha-o gur har Dhi-aan nihaal. | | 2| |
How can I climb up t o t he Fort ress wit hout a ladder? By medit at ing on t he Lord,
t hrough t he Guru, I am blessed and exalt ed. | | 2| |

gur pa-orhee bayrhee guroo gur t ulhaa har naa-o.
The Guru is t he Ladder, t he Guru is t he Boat , and t he Guru is t he Raft t o t ake me t o
t he Lord's Name.

gur sar saagar bohit ho gur t irat h daree-aa-o.
The Guru is t he Boat t o carry me across t he world-ocean; t he Guru is t he Sacred
Shrine of Pilgrimage, t he Guru is t he Holy River.


j ay t is bhaavai ooj lee sat sar naavan j aa-o. | | 3| |
I f it pleases Him, I bat he in t he Pool of Trut h, and become radiant and pure. | | 3| |

pooro pooro aakhee-ai poorai t akhat nivaas.
He is called t he Most Perfect of t he Perfect . He sit s upon His Perfect Throne.

poorai t haan suhaavnai poorai aas niraas.
He looks so Beaut iful in His Perfect Place. He fulfills t he hopes of t he hopeless.

naanak pooraa j ay milai ki-o ghaat ai gun t aas. | | 4| | 9| |
O Nanak, if one obt ains t he Perfect Lord, how can his virt ues decrease? | | 4| | 9| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

aavhu bhainay gal milah ank sahaylrhee-aah.
Come, my dear sist ers and spirit ual companions; hug me close in your embrace.

mil kai karah kahaanee-aa samrat h kant kee-aah.
Let 's j oin t oget her, and t ell st ories of our All-powerful Husband Lord.

saachay saahib sabh gun a-ugan sabh asaah. | | 1| |
All Virt ues are in our True Lord and Mast er; we are ut t erly wit hout virt ue. | | 1| |

kart aa sabh ko t ayrai j or.
O Creat or Lord, all are in Your Power.


ayk sabad beechaaree-ai j aa t oo t aa ki-aa hor. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I dwell upon t he One Word of t he Shabad. You are mine-what else do I need?
| | 1| | Pause| |
`
j aa-ay puchhahu sohaaganee t usee raavi-aa kinee gunee.
Go, and ask t he happy soul-brides, "By what virt uous qualit ies do you enj oy your
Husband Lord?"

sahj sant okh seegaaree-aa mit haa bolnee.
"We are adorned wit h int uit ive ease, cont ent ment and sweet words.

pir reesaaloo t aa milai j aa gur kaa sabad sunee. | | 2| |
We meet wit h our Beloved, t he Source of Joy, when we list en t o t he Word of t he
Guru's Shabad."| | 2| |
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kayt ee-aa t ayree-aa kudrat ee kayvad t ayree daat .
You have so many Creat ive Powers, Lord; Your Bount iful Blessings are so Great .

kayt ay t ayray j ee-a j ant sifat karahi din raat .
So many of Your beings and creat ures praise You day and night .

kayt ay t ayray roop rang kayt ay j aat aj aat . | | 3| |
You have so many forms and colors, so many classes, high and low. | | 3| |

sach milai sach oopj ai sach meh saach samaa-ay.
Meet ing t he True One, Trut h wells up. The t rut hful are absorbed int o t he True Lord.


surat hovai pat oogvai gurbachnee bha-o khaa-ay.
I nt uit ive underst anding is obt ained and one is welcomed wit h honor, t hrough t he
Guru's Word, filled wit h t he Fear of God.

naanak sachaa paat isaahu aapay la-ay milaa-ay. | | 4| | 10| |
O Nanak, t he True King absorbs us int o Himself. | | 4| | 10| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

bhalee saree j e ubree ha-umai mu-ee gharaahu.
I t all worked out -I was saved, and t he egot ism wit hin my heart was subdued.

doot lagay fir chaakree sat gur kaa vaysaahu.
The evil energies have been made t o serve me, since I placed my fait h in t he True
Guru.

kalap t i-aagee baad hai sachaa vayparvaahu. | | 1| |
I have renounced my useless schemes, by t he Grace of t he True, Carefree Lord. | | 1| |

man ray sach milai bha-o j aa-ay.
O mind, meet ing wit h t he True One, fear depart s.

bhai bin nirbha-o ki-o t hee-ai gurmukh sabad samaa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Wit hout t he Fear of God, how can anyone become fearless? Become Gurmukh, and
immerse yourself in t he Shabad. | | 1| | Pause| |

kayt aa aakhan aakhee-ai aakhan t ot na ho-ay.
How can we describe Him wit h words? There is no end t o t he descript ions of Him.


mangan vaalay kayt -rhay daat aa ayko so-ay.
There are so many beggars, but He is t he only Giver.

j is kay j ee-a paraan hai man vasi-ai sukh ho-ay. | | 2| |
He is t he Giver of t he soul, and t he praanaa, t he breat h of life; when He dwells wit hin
t he mind, t here is peace. | | 2| |

j ag supnaa baaj ee banee khin meh khayl khaylaa-ay.
The world is a drama, st aged in a dream. I n a moment , t he play is played out .

sanj ogee mil ayksay vij ogee ut h j aa-ay.
Some at t ain union wit h t he Lord, while ot hers depart in separat ion.

j o t is bhaanaa so t hee-ai avar na karnaa j aa-ay. | | 3| |
What ever pleases Him comes t o pass; not hing else can be done. | | 3| |

gurmukh vasat vaysaahee-ai sach vakhar sach raas.
The Gurmukhs purchase t he Genuine Art icle. The True Merchandise is purchased wit h
t he True Capit al.

j inee sach vananj i-aa gur pooray saabaas.
Those who purchase t his True Merchandise t hrough t he Perfect Guru are blessed.

naanak vasat pachhaansee sach sa-udaa j is paas. | | 4| | 11| |
O Nanak, one who st ocks t his True Merchandise shall recognize and realize t he
Genuine Art icle. | | 4| | 11| |

sireeraag mahal 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:


Dhaat milai fun Dhaat ka-o sift ee sifat samaa-ay.
As met al merges wit h met al, t hose who chant t he Praises of t he Lord are absorbed
int o t he Praisewort hy Lord.

laal gulaal gahbaraa sachaa rang charhaa-o.
Like t he poppies, t hey are dyed in t he deep crimson color of Trut hfulness.

sach milai sant okhee-aa har j ap aykai bhaa-ay. | | 1| |
Those cont ent ed souls who medit at e on t he Lord wit h single-minded love, meet t he
True Lord. | | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray sant j anaa kee rayn.
O Siblings of Dest iny, become t he dust of t he feet of t he humble Saint s.

sant sabhaa gur paa-ee-ai mukat padaarat h Dhayn. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I n t he Societ y of t he Saint s, t he Guru is found. He is t he Treasure of Liberat ion, t he
Source of all good fort une. | | 1| | Pause| |

oocha-o t haan suhaavanaa oopar mahal muraar.
Upon t hat Highest Plane of Sublime Beaut y, st ands t he Mansion of t he Lord.

sach karnee day paa-ee-ai dar ghar mahal pi-aar.
By t rue act ions, t his human body is obt ained, and t he door wit hin ourselves which
leads t o t he Mansion of t he Beloved, is found.

gurmukh man samj aa-ee-ai aat am raam beechaar. | | 2| |
The Gurmukhs t rain t heir minds t o cont emplat e t he Lord, t he Supreme Soul. | | 2| |


t aribaDh karam kamaa-ee-ahi aas andaysaa ho-ay.
By act ions commit t ed under t he influence of t he t hree qualit ies, hope and anxiet y are
produced.

ki-o gur bin t arikut ee chhut see sahj mili-ai sukh ho-ay.
Wit hout t he Guru, how can anyone be released from t hese t hree qualit ies? Through
int uit ive wisdom, we meet wit h Him and find peace.

nij ghar mahal pachhaanee-ai nadar karay mal Dho-ay. | | 3| |
Wit hin t he home of t he self, t he Mansion of His Presence is realized when He best ows
His Glance of Grace and washes away our pollut ion. | | 3| |

bin gur mail na ut rai bin har ki-o ghar vaas.
Wit hout t he Guru, t his pollut ion is not removed. Wit hout t he Lord, how can t here be
any homecoming?

ayko sabad veechaaree-ai avar t i-aagai aas.
Cont emplat e t he One Word of t he Shabad, and abandon ot her hopes.

naanak daykh dikhaa-ee-ai ha-o sad balihaarai j aas. | | 4| | 12| |
O Nanak, I am forever a sacrifice t o t he one who beholds, and inspires ot hers t o
behold Him. | | 4| | 12| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

Dharig j eevan duhaaganee mut hee dooj ai bhaa-ay.
The life of t he discarded bride is cursed. She is deceived by t he love of dualit y.


kalar kayree kanDh j i-o ahinis kir dheh paa-ay.
Like a wall of sand, day and night , she crumbles, and event ually, she breaks down
alt oget her.

bin sabdai sukh naa t hee-ai pir bin dookh na j aa-ay. | | 1| |
Wit hout t he Word of t he Shabad, peace does not come. Wit hout her Husband Lord,
her suffering does not end. | | 1| |

munDhay pir bin ki-aa seegaar.
O soul-bride, wit hout your Husband Lord, what good are your decorat ions?
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dar ghar dho-ee na lahai dargeh j hoot h khu-aar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I n t his world, you shall not find any shelt er; in t he world hereaft er, being false, you
shall suffer. | | 1| | Pause| |

aap suj aan na bhul-ee sachaa vad kirsaan.
The True Lord Himself knows all; He makes no mist akes. He is t he Great Farmer of
t he Universe.

pahilaa Dhart ee saaDh kai sach naam day daan.
First , He prepares t he ground, and t hen He plant s t he Seed of t he True Name.

na-o niDh upj ai naam ayk karam pavai neesaan. | | 2| |
The nine t reasures are produced from Name of t he One Lord. By His Grace, we obt ain
His Banner and I nsignia. | | 2| |


gur ka-o j aan na j aan-ee ki-aa t is chaj achaar.
Some are very knowledgeable, but if t hey do not know t he Guru, t hen what is t he use
of t heir lives?

anDhulai naam visaari-aa manmukh anDh gubaar.
The blind have forgot t en t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord. The self-willed manmukhs
are in ut t er darkness.

aavan j aan na chuk-ee mar j anmai ho-ay khu-aar. | | 3| |
Their comings and goings in reincarnat ion do not end; t hrough deat h and rebirt h, t hey
are wast ing away. | | 3| |
!
chandan mol anaa-i-aa kungoo maa
N
g sanDhoor.
The bride may buy sandalwood oil and perfumes, and apply t hem in great quant it ies
t o her hair;

cho-aa chandan baho ghanaa paanaa naal kapoor.
she may sweet en her breat h wit h bet el leaf and camphor,

j ay Dhan kant na bhaav-ee t a sabh adambar koorh. | | 4| |
but if t his bride is not pleasing t o her Husband Lord, t hen all t hese t rappings are false.
| | 4| |

sabh ras bhogan baad heh sabh seegaar vikaar.
Her enj oyment of all pleasures is fut ile, and all her decorat ions are corrupt .

j ab lag sabad na bhaydee-ai ki-o sohai gurdu-aar.
Unt il she has been pierced t hrough wit h t he Shabad, how can she look beaut iful at
Guru's Gat e?


naanak Dhan suhaaganee j in sah naal pi-aar. | | 5| | 13| |
O Nanak, blessed is t hat fort unat e bride, who is in love wit h her Husband Lord.
| | 5| | 13| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

sunj ee dayh daraavanee j aa j ee-o vichahu j aa-ay.
The empt y body is dreadful, when t he soul goes out from wit hin.

bhaahi balandee vij hvee Dhoo-o na niksi-o kaa-ay.
The burning fire of life is ext inguished, and t he smoke of t he breat h no longer
emerges.

panchay runnay dukh bharay binsay dooj ai bhaa-ay. | | 1| |
The five relat ives (t he senses) weep and wail painfully, and wast e away t hrough t he
love of dualit y. | | 1| |

moorhay raam j apahu gun saar.
You fool: chant t he Name of t he Lord, and preserve your virt ue.

ha-umai mamt aa mohnee sabh mut hee aha
N
kaar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Egot ism and possessiveness are very ent icing; egot ist ical pride has plundered
everyone. | | 1| | Pause| |

j inee naam visaari-aa dooj ee kaarai lag.
Those who have forgot t en t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, are at t ached t o affairs of
dualit y.


dubiDhaa laagay pach mu-ay ant ar t arisnaa ag.
At t ached t o dualit y, t hey put refy and die; t hey are filled wit h t he fire of desire wit hin.

gur raakhay say ubray hor mut hee DhanDhai t hag. | | 2| |
Those who are prot ect ed by t he Guru are saved; all ot hers are cheat ed and plundered
by deceit ful worldly affairs. | | 2| |

mu-ee pareet pi-aar ga-i-aa mu-aa vair viroDh.
Love dies, and affect ion vanishes. Hat red and alienat ion die.

DhanDhaa t hakaa ha-o mu-ee mamt aa maa-i-aa kroDh.
Ent anglement s end, and egot ism dies, along wit h at t achment t o Maya, possessiveness
and anger.

karam milai sach paa-ee-ai gurmukh sadaa niroDh. | | 3| |
Those who receive His Mercy obt ain t he True One. The Gurmukhs dwell forever in
balanced rest raint . | | 3| |

sachee kaarai sach milai gurmat palai paa-ay.
By t rue act ions, t he True Lord is met , and t he Guru's Teachings are found.

so nar j ammai naa marai naa aavai naa j aa-ay.
Then, t hey are not subj ect t o birt h and deat h; t hey do not come and go in
reincarnat ion.

naanak dar parDhaan so dargahi paiDhaa j aa-ay. | | 4| | 14| |
O Nanak, t hey are respect ed at t he Lord's Gat e; t hey are robed in honor in t he Court
of t he Lord. | | 4| | 14| |


sireeraag mahal 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

t an j al bal maat ee bha-i-aa man maa-i-aa mohi manoor.
The body is burnt t o ashes; by it s love of Maya, t he mind is rust ed t hrough.

a-ugan fir laagoo bha-ay koor vaj aavai t oor.
Demerit s become one's enemies, and falsehood blows t he bugle of at t ack.

bin sabdai bharmaa-ee-ai dubiDhaa dobay poor. | | 1| |
Wit hout t he Word of t he Shabad, people wander lost in reincarnat ion. Through t he
love of dualit y, mult it udes have been drowned. | | 1| |

man ray sabad t arahu chit laa-ay.
O mind, swim across, by focusing your consciousness on t he Shabad.

j in gurmukh naam na booj hi-aa mar j anmai aavai j aa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Those who do not become Gurmukh do not underst and t he Naam; t hey die, and
cont inue coming and going in reincarnat ion. | | 1| | Pause| |

t an soochaa so aakhee-ai j is meh saachaa naa-o.
That body is said t o be pure, in which t he True Name abides.

bhai sach raat ee dayhuree j ihvaa sach su-aa-o.
One whose body is imbued wit h t he Fear of t he True One, and whose t ongue savors
Trut hfulness,


sachee nadar nihaalee-ai bahurh na paavai t aa-o. | | 2| |
is brought t o ecst asy by t he True Lord's Glance of Grace. That person does not have
t o go t hrough t he fire of t he womb again. | | 2| |

saachay t ay pavnaa bha-i-aa pavnai t ay j al ho-ay.
From t he True Lord came t he air, and from t he air came wat er.

j al t ay t aribhavan saaj i-aa ghat ghat j ot samo-ay.
From wat er, He creat ed t he t hree worlds; in each and every heart He has infused His
Light .

nirmal mailaa naa t hee-ai sabad rat ay pat ho-ay. | | 3| |
The I mmaculat e Lord does not become pollut ed. At t uned t o t he Shabad, honor is
obt ained. | | 3| |

ih man saach sant okhi-aa nadar karay t is maahi.
One whose mind is cont ent ed wit h Trut hfulness, is blessed wit h t he Lord's Glance of
Grace.
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panch bhoot sach bhai rat ay j ot sachee man maahi.
The body of t he five element s is dyed in t he Fear of t he True One; t he mind is filled
wit h t he True Light .

naanak a-ugan veesray gur raakhay pat t aahi. | | 4| | 15| |
O Nanak, your demerit s shall be forgot t en; t he Guru shall preserve your honor.
| | 4| | 15| |


sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

naanak bayrhee sach kee t aree-ai gur veechaar.
O Nanak, t he Boat of Trut h will ferry you across; cont emplat e t he Guru.

ik aavahi ik j aavhee poor bharay aha
N
kaar.
Some come, and some go; t hey are t ot ally filled wit h egot ism.

manhat h mat ee boodee-ai gurmukh sach so t aar. | | 1| |
Through st ubborn-mindedness, t he int ellect is drowned; one who becomes Gurmukh
and t rut hful is saved. | | 1| |

gur bin ki-o t aree-ai sukh ho-ay.
Wit hout t he Guru, how can anyone swim across t o find peace?

j i-o bhaavai t i-o raakh t oo mai avar na dooj aa ko-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
As it pleases You, Lord, You save me. There is no ot her for me at all. | | 1| | Pause| |

aagai daykh-a-u da-o j alai paachhai hari-o angoor.
I n front of me, I see t he j ungle burning; behind me, I see green plant s sprout ing.

j is t ay upj ai t is t ay binsai ghat ghat sach bharpoor.
We shall merge int o t he One from whom we came. The True One is pervading each
and every heart .

aapay mayl milaavahee saachai mahal hadoor. | | 2| |
He Himself unit es us in Union wit h Himself; t he True Mansion of His Presence is close
at hand. | | 2| |


saahi saahi t uj h sammlaa kaday na vaysaara-o.
Wit h each and every breat h, I dwell upon You; I shall never forget You.

j i-o j i-o saahab man vasai gurmukh amrit pay-o.
The more t he Lord and Mast er dwells wit hin t he mind, t he more t he Gurmukh drinks
in t he Ambrosial Nect ar.

man t an t ayraa t oo Dhanee garab nivaar samay-o. | | 3| |
Mind and body are Yours; You are my Mast er. Please rid me of my pride, and let me
merge wit h You. | | 3| |

j in ayhu j agat upaa-i-aa t aribhavan kar aakaar.
The One who formed t his universe creat ed t he creat ion of t he t hree worlds.

gurmukh chaanan j aanee-ai manmukh mugaDh gubaar.
The Gurmukh knows t he Divine Light , while t he foolish self-willed manmukh gropes
around in t he darkness.

ghat ghat j ot nirant ree booj hai gurmat saar. | | 4| |
One who sees t hat Light wit hin each and every heart underst ands t he Essence of t he
Guru's Teachings. | | 4| |

gurmukh j inee j aani-aa t in keechai saabaas.
Those who underst and are Gurmukh; recognize and applaud t hem.

sachay sayt ee ral milay sachay gun pargaas.
They meet and merge wit h t he True One. They become t he Radiant Manifest at ion of
t he Excellence of t he True One.


naanak naam sant okhee-aa j ee-o pind parabh paas. | | 5| | 16| |
O Nanak, t hey are cont ent ed wit h t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord. They offer t heir
bodies and souls t o God. | | 5| | 16| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

sun man mit ar pi-aari-aa mil vaylaa hai ayh.
List en, O my mind, my friend, my darling: now is t he t ime t o meet t he Lord.

j ab lag j oban saas hai t ab lag ih t an dayh.
As long as t here is yout h and breat h, give t his body t o Him.

bin gun kaam na aavee dheh dhayree t an khayh. | | 1| |
Wit hout virt ue, it is useless; t he body shall crumble int o a pile of dust . | | 1| |

mayray man lai laahaa ghar j aahi.
O my mind, earn t he profit , before you ret urn home.

gurmukh naam salaahee-ai ha-umai nivree bhaahi. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The Gurmukh praises t he Naam, and t he fire of egot ism is ext inguished. | | 1| | Pause| |

sun sun gandhan gandhee-ai likh parh buj heh bhaar.
Again and again, we hear and t ell st ories; we read and writ e and underst and loads of
knowledge,

t arisnaa ahinis aglee ha-umai rog vikaar.
but st ill, desires increase day and night , and t he disease of egot ism fills us wit h
corrupt ion.


oh vayparvaahu at olvaa gurmat keemat saar. | | 2| |
That Carefree Lord cannot be appraised; His Real Value is known only t hrough t he
Wisdom of t he Guru's Teachings. | | 2| |

lakh si-aanap j ay karee lakh si-o pareet milaap.
Even if someone has hundreds of t housands of clever ment al t ricks, and t he love and
company of hundreds of t housands of people

bin sangat saaDh na Dharaapee-aa bin naavai dookh sant aap.
-st ill, wit hout t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy, he will not feel sat isfied.
Wit hout t he Name, all suffer in sorrow.

har j ap j ee-aray chhut ee-ai gurmukh cheenai aap. | | 3| |
Chant ing t he Name of t he Lord, O my soul, you shall be emancipat ed; as Gurmukh,
you shall come t o underst and your own self. | | 3| |

t an man gur peh vaychi-aa man dee-aa sir naal.
I have sold my body and mind t o t he Guru, and I have given my mind and head as
well.

t aribhavan khoj dhandholi-aa gurmukh khoj nihaal.
I was seeking and searching for Him t hroughout t he t hree worlds; t hen, as Gurmukh,
I sought and found Him.

sat gur mayl milaa-i-aa naanak so parabh naal. | | 4| | 17| |
The True Guru has unit ed me in Union, O Nanak, wit h t hat God. | | 4| | 17| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:


marnai kee chint aa nahee j eevan kee nahee aas.
I have no anxiet y about dying, and no hope of living.

t oo sarab j ee-aa part ipaalahee laykhai saas giraas.
You are t he Cherisher of all beings; You keep t he account of our breat hs and morsels
of food.

ant ar gurmukh t oo vaseh j i-o bhaavai t i-o nirj aas. | | 1| |
You abide wit hin t he Gurmukh. As it pleases You, You decide our allot ment . | | 1| |

j ee-aray raam j apat man maan.
O my soul, chant t he Name of t he Lord; t he mind will be pleased and appeased.

ant ar laagee j al buj hee paa-i-aa gurmukh gi-aan. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The raging fire wit hin is ext inguished; t he Gurmukh obt ains spirit ual wisdom.
| | 1| | Pause| |
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ant ar kee gat j aanee-ai gur milee-ai sank ut aar.
Know t he st at e of your inner being; meet wit h t he Guru and get rid of your skept icism.

mu-i-aa j it ghar j aa-ee-ai t it j eevdi-aa mar maar.
To reach your True Home aft er you die, you must conquer deat h while you are st ill
alive.

anhad sabad suhaavanay paa-ee-ai gur veechaar. | | 2| |
The beaut iful, Unst ruck Sound of t he Shabad is obt ained, cont emplat ing t he Guru.
| | 2| |


anhad banee paa-ee-ai t ah ha-umai ho-ay binaas.
The Unst ruck Melody of Gurbani is obt ained, and egot ism is eliminat ed.

sat gur sayvay aapnaa ha-o sad kurbaanai t aas.
I am forever a sacrifice t o t hose who serve t heir True Guru.

kharh dargeh painaa-ee-ai mukh har naam nivaas. | | 3| |
They are dressed in robes of honor in t he Court of t he Lord; t he Name of t he Lord is
on t heir lips. | | 3| |

j ah daykhaa t ah rav rahay siv sakt ee kaa mayl.
Wherever I look, I see t he Lord pervading t here, in t he union of Shiva and Shakt i, of
consciousness and mat t er.

t arihu gun banDhee dayhuree j o aa-i-aa j ag so khayl.
The t hree qualit ies hold t he body in bondage; whoever comes int o t he world is subj ect
t o t heir play.

vij ogee dukh vichhurhay manmukh laheh na mayl. | | 4| |
Those who separat e t hemselves from t he Lord wander lost in misery. The self-willed
manmukhs do not at t ain union wit h Him. | | 4| |

man bairaagee ghar vasai sach bhai raat aa ho-ay.
I f t he mind becomes balanced and det ached, and comes t o dwell in it s own t rue
home, imbued wit h t he Fear of God,

gi-aan mahaaras bhogvai baahurh bhookh na ho-ay.
t hen it enj oys t he essence of supreme spirit ual wisdom; it shall never feel hunger
again.


naanak ih man maar mil bhee fir dukh na ho-ay. | | 5| | 18| |
O Nanak, conquer and subdue t his mind; meet wit h t he Lord, and you shall never
again suffer in pain. | | 5| | 18| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:
`
ayhu mano moorakh lobhee-aa lobhay lagaa lobhaan.
This foolish mind is greedy; t hrough greed, it becomes even more at t ached t o greed.

sabad na bheej ai saakt aa durmat aavan j aan.
The evil-minded shaakt as, t he fait hless cynics, are not at t uned t o t he Shabad; t hey
come and go in reincarnat ion.

saaDhoo sat gur j ay milai t aa paa-ee-ai gunee niDhaan. | | 1| |
One who meet s wit h t he Holy True Guru finds t he Treasure of Excellence. | | 1| |

man ray ha-umai chhod gumaan.
O mind, renounce your egot ist ical pride.

har gur sarvar sayv t oo paavahi dargeh maan. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Serve t he Lord, t he Guru, t he Sacred Pool, and you shall be honored in t he Court of
t he Lord. | | 1| | Pause| |

raam naam j ap dinas raat gurmukh har Dhan j aan.
Chant t he Name of t he Lord day and night ; become Gurmukh, and know t he Wealt h of
t he Lord.


sabh sukh har ras bhognay sant sabhaa mil gi-aan.
All comfort s and peace, and t he Essence of t he Lord, are enj oyed by acquiring spirit ual
wisdom in t he Societ y of t he Saint s.

nit ahinis har parabh sayvi-aa sat gur dee-aa naam. | | 2| |
Day and night , cont inually serve t he Lord God; t he True Guru has given t he Naam.
| | 2| |

kookar koorh kamaa-ee-ai gur nindaa pachai pachaan.
Those who pract ice falsehood are dogs; t hose who slander t he Guru shall burn in t heir
own fire.

bharmay bhoolaa dukh ghano j am maar karai khulhaan.
They wander lost and confused, deceived by doubt , suffering in t errible pain. The
Messenger of Deat h shall beat t hem t o a pulp.

manmukh sukh na paa-ee-ai gurmukh sukh subhaan. | | 3| |
The self-willed manmukhs find no peace, while t he Gurmukhs are wondrously j oyful.
| | 3| |

ait hai DhanDh pit aa-ee-ai sach likhat parvaan.
I n t his world, people are engrossed in false pursuit s, but in t he world hereaft er, only
t he account of your t rue act ions is accept ed.

har saj an gur sayvdaa gur karnee parDhaan.
The Guru serves t he Lord, His I nt imat e Friend. The Guru's act ions are supremely
exalt ed.


naanak naam na veesrai karam sachai neesaan. | | 4| | 19| |
O Nanak, never forget t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord; t he True Lord shall bless you
wit h His Mark of Grace. | | 4| | 19| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

ik t il pi-aaraa veesrai rog vadaa man maahi.
Forget t ing t he Beloved, even for a moment , t he mind is afflict ed wit h t errible diseases.

ki-o dargeh pat paa-ee-ai j aa har na vasai man maahi.
How can honor be at t ained in His Court , if t he Lord does not dwell in t he mind?

gur mili-ai sukh paa-ee-ai agan marai gun maahi. | | 1| |
Meet ing wit h t he Guru, peace is found. The fire is ext inguished in His Glorious Praises.
| | 1| |

man ray ahinis har gun saar.
O mind, enshrine t he Praises of t he Lord, day and night .

j in khin pal naam na veesrai t ay j an virlay sansaar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
One who does not forget t he Naam, for a moment or even an inst ant -how rare is such
a person in t his world! | | 1| | Pause| |

j ot ee j ot milaa-ee-ai surt ee surat sanj og.
When one's light merges int o t he Light , and one's int uit ive consciousness is j oined
wit h t he I nt uit ive Consciousness,


hinsaa ha-umai gat ga-ay naahee sahsaa sog.
t hen one's cruel and violent inst inct s and egot ism depart , and skept icism and sorrow
are t aken away.

gurmukh j is har man vasai t is maylay gur sanj og. | | 2| |
The Lord abides wit hin t he mind of t he Gurmukh, who merges in t he Lord's Union,
t hrough t he Guru. | | 2| |

kaa-i-aa kaaman j ay karee bhogay bhoganhaar.
I f I surrender my body like a bride, t he Enj oyer will enj oy me.

t is si-o nayhu na keej -ee j o deesai chalanhaar.
Do not make love wit h one who is j ust a passing show.

gurmukh raveh sohaaganee so parabh sayj bhat aar. | | 3| |
The Gurmukh is ravished like t he pure and happy bride on t he Bed of God, her
Husband. | | 3| |
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chaaray agan nivaar mar gurmukh har j al paa-ay.
The Gurmukh put s out t he four fires, wit h t he Wat er of t he Lord's Name.

ant ar kamal pargaasi-aa amrit bhari-aa aghaa-ay.
The lot us blossoms deep wit hin t he heart , and filled wit h Ambrosial Nect ar, one is
sat isfied.

naanak sat gur meet kar sach paavahi dargeh j aa-ay. | | 4| | 20| |
O Nanak, make t he True Guru your friend; going t o His Court , you shall obt ain t he
True Lord. | | 4| | 20| |


sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

har har j apahu pi-aari-aa gurmat lay har bol.
Medit at e on t he Lord, Har, Har, O my beloved; follow t he Guru's Teachings, and speak
of t he Lord.

man sach kasvat ee laa-ee-ai t ulee-ai poorai t ol.
Apply t he Touchst one of Trut h t o your mind, and see if it comes up t o it s full weight .

keemat kinai na paa-ee-ai rid maanak mol amol. | | 1| |
No one has found t he wort h of t he ruby of t he heart ; it s value cannot be est imat ed.
| | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray har heeraa gur maahi.
O Siblings of Dest iny, t he Diamond of t he Lord is wit hin t he Guru.

sat sangat sat gur paa-ee-ai ahinis sabad salaahi. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The True Guru is found in t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion. Day and night ,
praise t he Word of His Shabad. | | 1| | Pause| |

sach vakhar Dhan raas lai paa-ee-ai gur pargaas.
The True Merchandise, Wealt h and Capit al are obt ained t hrough t he Radiant Light of
t he Guru.

j i-o agan marai j al paa-i-ai t i-o t arisnaa daasan daas.
Just as fire is ext inguished by pouring on wat er, desire becomes t he slave of t he
Lord's slaves.


j am j andaar na lag-ee i-o bha-oj al t arai t araas. | | 2| |
The Messenger of Deat h will not t ouch you; in t his way, you shall cross over t he
t errifying world-ocean, carrying ot hers across wit h you. | | 2| |

gurmukh koorh na bhaav-ee sach rat ay sach bhaa-ay.
The Gurmukhs do not like falsehood. They are imbued wit h Trut h; t hey love only
Trut h.
!
saakat sach na bhaav-ee koorhai koorhee paa
N
-ay.
The shaakt as, t he fait hless cynics, do not like t he Trut h; false are t he foundat ions of
t he false.

sach rat ay gur mayli-ai sachay sach samaa-ay. | | 3| |
I mbued wit h Trut h, you shall meet t he Guru. The t rue ones are absorbed int o t he
True Lord. | | 3| |

man meh maanak laal naam rat an padaarat h heer.
Wit hin t he mind are emeralds and rubies, t he Jewel of t he Naam, t reasures and
diamonds.

sach vakhar Dhan naam hai ghat ghat gahir gambheer.
The Naam is t he True Merchandise and Wealt h; in each and every heart , His Presence
is deep and profound.

naanak gurmukh paa-ee-ai da-i-aa karay har heer. | | 4| | 21| |
O Nanak, t he Gurmukh finds t he Diamond of t he Lord, by His Kindness and
Compassion. | | 4| | 21| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:


bharmay bhaahi na vij hvai j ay bhavai disant ar days.
The fire of doubt is not ext inguished, even by wandering t hrough foreign lands and
count ries.

ant ar mail na ut rai Dharig j eevan Dharig vays.
I f inner filt h is not removed, one's life is cursed, and one's clot hes are cursed.

hor kit ai bhagat na hova-ee bin sat gur kay updays. | | 1| |
There is no ot her way t o perform devot ional worship, except t hrough t he Teachings of
t he True Guru. | | 1| |

man ray gurmukh agan nivaar.
O mind, become Gurmukh, and ext inguish t he fire wit hin.

gur kaa kahi-aa man vasai ha-umai t arisnaa maar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Let t he Words of t he Guru abide wit hin your mind; let egot ism and desires die.
| | 1| | Pause| |

man maanak nirmol hai raam naam pat paa-ay.
The j ewel of t he mind is priceless; t hrough t he Name of t he Lord, honor is obt ained.

mil sat sangat har paa-ee-ai gurmukh har liv laa-ay.
Join t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion, and find t he Lord. The Gurmukh
embraces love for t he Lord.

aap ga-i-aa sukh paa-i-aa mil sallai salal samaa-ay. | | 2| |
Give up your selfishness, and you shall find peace; like wat er mingling wit h wat er, you
shall merge in absorpt ion. | | 2| |


j in har har naam na chayt i-o so a-ogun aavai j aa-ay.
Those who have not cont emplat ed t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har, are unwort hy;
t hey come and go in reincarnat ion.

j is sat gur purakh na bhayt i-o so bha-oj al pachai pachaa-ay.
One who has not met wit h t he True Guru, t he Primal Being, is bot hered and
bewildered in t he t errifying world-ocean.

ih maanak j ee-o nirmol hai i-o ka-udee badlai j aa-ay. | | 3| |
This j ewel of t he soul is priceless, and yet it is being squandered like t his, in exchange
for a mere shell. | | 3| |

j inna sat gur ras milai say pooray purakh suj aan.
Those who j oyfully meet wit h t he True Guru are perfect ly fulfilled and wise.

gur mil bha-oj al langhee-ai dargeh pat parvaan.
Meet ing wit h t he Guru, t hey cross over t he t errifying world-ocean. I n t he Court of t he
Lord, t hey are honored and approved.

naanak t ay mukh uj lay Dhun upj ai sabad neesaan. | | 4| | 22| |
O Nanak, t heir faces are radiant ; t he Music of t he Shabad, t he Word of God, wells up
wit hin t hem. | | 4| | 22| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

vanaj karahu vanj aariho vakhar layho samaal.
Make your deals, dealers, and t ake care of your merchandise.


t aisee vasat visaahee-ai j aisee nibhai naal.
Buy t hat obj ect which will go along wit h you.

agai saahu suj aan hai laisee vasat samaal. | | 1| |
I n t he next world, t he All-knowing Merchant will t ake t his obj ect and care for it . | | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray raam kahhu chit laa-ay.
O Siblings of Dest iny, chant t he Lord's Name, and focus your consciousness on Him.

har j as vakhar lai chalhu saho daykhai pat ee-aa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Take t he Merchandise of t he Lord's Praises wit h you. Your Husband Lord shall see t his
and approve. | | 1| | Pause| |
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j inaa raas na sach hai ki-o t inaa sukh ho-ay.
Those who do not have t he Asset s of Trut h-how can t hey find peace?

khot ai vanaj vananj i-ai man t an khot aa ho-ay.
By dealing t heir deals of falsehood, t heir minds and bodies become false.

faahee faat hay mirag j i-o dookh ghano nit ro-ay. | | 2| |
Like t he deer caught in t he t rap, t hey suffer in t errible agony; t hey cont inually cry out
in pain. | | 2| |

khot ay pot ai naa paveh t in har gur daras na ho-ay.
The count erfeit coins are not put int o t he Treasury; t hey do not obt ain t he Blessed
Vision of t he Lord-Guru.


khot ay j aat na pat hai khot na seej has ko-ay.
The false ones have no social st at us or honor. No one succeeds t hrough falsehood.

khot ay khot kamaavanaa aa-ay ga-i-aa pat kho-ay. | | 3| |
Pract icing falsehood again and again, people come and go in reincarnat ion, and forfeit
t heir honor. | | 3| |

naanak man samj aa-ee-ai gur kai sabad saalaah.
O Nanak, inst ruct your mind t hrough t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, and praise t he
Lord.

raam naam rang rat i-aa bhaar na bharam t inaah.
Those who are imbued wit h t he love of t he Name of t he Lord are not loaded down by
doubt .

har j ap laahaa aglaa nirbha-o har man maah. | | 4| | 23| |
Those who chant t he Name of t he Lord earn great profit s; t he Fearless Lord abides
wit hin t heir minds. | | 4| | 23| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1 ghar 2.
Siree Raag, First Mehl, Second House:

Dhan j oban ar fulrhaa naat hee-arhay din chaar.
Wealt h, t he beaut y of yout h and flowers are guest s for only a few days.

paban kayray pat j i-o dhal dhul j ummanhaar. | | 1| |
Like t he leaves of t he wat er-lily, t hey wit her and fade and finally die. | | 1| |


rang maan lai pi-aari-aa j aa j oban na-o hulaa.
Be happy, dear beloved, as long as your yout h is fresh and delight ful.

din t horh-rhay t hakay bha-i-aa puraanaa cholaa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
But your days are few-you have grown weary, and now your body has grown old.
| | 1| | Pause| |

saj an mayray rangulay j aa-ay sut ay j aaraan.
My playful friends have gone t o sleep in t he graveyard.

ha
N
bhee vanj aa dumnee rovaa j heenee baan. | | 2| |
I n my double-mindedness, I shall have t o go as well. I cry in a feeble voice. | | 2| |

kee na sunayhee goree-ay aapan kannee so-ay.
Haven't you heard t he call from beyond, O beaut iful soul-bride?

lagee aavahi saahurai nit na pay-ee-aa ho-ay. | | 3| |
You must go t o your in-laws; you cannot st ay wit h your parent s forever. | | 3| |

naanak sut ee pay-ee-ai j aan virt ee sann.
O Nanak, know t hat she who sleeps in her parent s' home is plundered in broad
daylight .

gunaa gavaa-ee gant h-rhee avgan chalee bann. | | 4| | 24| |
She has lost her bouquet of merit s; gat hering one of demerit s, she depart s. | | 4| | 24| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1 ghar dooj aa 2.
Siree Raag, First Mehl, Second House:


aapay rasee-aa aap ras aapay ravanhaar.
He Himself is t he Enj oyer, and He Himself is t he Enj oyment . He Himself is t he
Ravisher of all.

aapay hovai cholrhaa aapay sayj bhat aar. | | 1| |
He Himself is t he Bride in her dress, He Himself is t he Bridegroom on t he bed. | | 1| |

rang rat aa mayraa saahib rav rahi-aa bharpoor. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
My Lord and Mast er is imbued wit h love; He is t ot ally permeat ing and pervading all.
| | 1| | Pause| |

aapay maachhee machhulee aapay paanee j aal.
He Himself is t he fisherman and t he fish; He Himself is t he wat er and t he net .

aapay j aal mankarhaa aapay andar laal. | | 2| |
He Himself is t he sinker, and He Himself is t he bait . | | 2| |

aapay baho biDh rangulaa sakhee-ay mayraa laal.
He Himself loves in so many ways. O sist er soul-brides, He is my Beloved.

nit ravai sohaaganee daykh hamaaraa haal. | | 3| |
He cont inually ravishes and enj oys t he happy soul-brides; j ust look at t he plight I am
in wit hout Him! | | 3| |

paranvai naanak baynt ee t oo sarvar t oo hans.
Prays Nanak, please hear my prayer: You are t he pool, and You are t he soul-swan.


ka-ul t oo hai kavee-aa t oo hai aapay vaykh vigas. | | 4| | 25| |
You are t he lot us flower of t he day and You are t he wat er-lily of t he night . You
Yourself behold t hem, and blossom fort h in bliss. | | 4| | 25| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1 ghar 3.
Siree Raag, First Mehl, Third House:

ih t an Dhart ee beej karmaa karo salil aapaa-o saaringpaanee.
Make t his body t he field, and plant t he seed of good act ions. Wat er it wit h t he Name
of t he Lord, who holds all t he world in His Hands.

man kirsaan har ridai j ammaa-ay lai i-o paavas pad nirbaanee. | | 1| |
Let your mind be t he farmer; t he Lord shall sprout in your heart , and you shall at t ain
t he st at e of Nirvaanaa. | | 1| |

kaahay garbas moorhay maa-i-aa.
You fool! Why are you so proud of Maya?

pit sut o sagal kaalt ar maat aa t ayray hohi na ant sakhaa-i-aa. rahaa-o.
Fat her, children, spouse, mot her and all relat ives-t hey shall not be your helpers in t he
end. | | Pause| |

bikhai bikaar dusat kirkhaa karay in t aj aat mai ho-ay Dhi-aa-ee.
So weed out evil, wickedness and corrupt ion; leave t hese behind, and let your soul
medit at e on God.

j ap t ap sanj am hohi j ab raakhay kamal bigsai maDh aasarmaa-ee. | | 2| |
When chant ing, aust ere medit at ion and self-discipline become your prot ect ors, t hen
t he lot us blossoms fort h, and t he honey t rickles out . | | 2| |


bees sapt aahro baasro sangrahai t een khorhaa nit kaal saarai.
Bring t he t went y-seven element s of t he body under your cont rol, and t hroughout t he
t hree st ages of life, remember deat h.

das at haar mai aprampro cheenai kahai naanak iv ayk taarai. | | 3| | 26| |
See t he I nfinit e Lord in t he t en direct ions, and in all t he variet y of nat ure. Says Nanak,
in t his way, t he One Lord shall carry you across. | | 3| | 26| |
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sireeraag mehlaa 1 ghar 3.
Siree Raag, First Mehl, Third House:

amal kar Dhart ee beej sabdo kar sach kee aab nit deh paanee.
Make good deeds t he soil, and let t he Word of t he Shabad be t he seed; irrigat e it
cont inually wit h t he wat er of Trut h.

ho-ay kirsaan eemaan j ammaa-ay lai bhisat doj ak moorhay ayv j aanee. | | 1| |
Become such a farmer, and fait h will sprout . This brings knowledge of heaven and
hell, you fool! | | 1| |

mat j aan seh galee paa-i-aa.
Do not t hink t hat your Husband Lord can be obt ained by mere words.

maal kai maanai roop kee sobhaa it biDhee j anam gavaa-i-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
You are wast ing t his life in t he pride of wealt h and t he splendor of beaut y.
| | 1| | Pause| |


aib t an chikrho ih man meedko kamal kee saar nahee mool paa-ee.
The defect of t he body which leads t o sin is t he mud puddle, and t his mind is t he frog,
which does not appreciat e t he lot us flower at all.

bha-ur ust aad nit bhaakhi-aa bolay ki-o booj hai j aa nah buj haa-ee. | | 2| |
The bumble bee is t he t eacher who cont inually t eaches t he lesson. But how can one
underst and, unless one is made t o underst and? | | 2| |

aakhan sunnaa pa-un kee banee ih man rat aa maa-i-aa.
This speaking and list ening is like t he song of t he wind, for t hose whose minds are
colored by t he love of Maya.

khasam kee nadar dilahi pasinday j inee kar ayk Dhi-aa-i-aa. | | 3| |
The Grace of t he Mast er is best owed upon t hose who medit at e on Him alone. They
are pleasing t o His Heart . | | 3| |

t eeh kar rakhay panj kar saat hee naa-o sait aan mat kat j aa-ee.
You may observe t he t hirt y fast s, and say t he five prayers each day, but 'Sat an' can
undo t hem.

naanak aakhai raahi pai chalnaa maal Dhan kit koo sanj i-aahee. | | 4| | 27| |
Says Nanak, you will have t o walk on t he Pat h of Deat h, so why do you bot her t o
collect wealt h and propert y? | | 4| | 27| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1 ghar 4.
Siree Raag, First Mehl, Fourt h House:

so-ee ma-ulaa j in j ag ma-oli-aa hari-aa kee-aa sansaaro.
He is t he Mast er who has made t he world bloom; He makes t he Universe blossom
fort h, fresh and green.


aab khaak j in banDh rahaa-ee Dhan sirj anhaaro. | | 1| |
He holds t he wat er and t he land in bondage. Hail t o t he Creat or Lord! | | 1| |

marnaa mulaa marnaa.
Deat h, O Mullah-deat h will come,

bhee kart aarahu darnaa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
so live in t he Fear of God t he Creat or. | | 1| | Pause| |

t aa t oo mulaa t aa t oo kaaj ee j aaneh naam khudaa-ee.
You are a Mullah, and you are a Qazi, only when you know t he Naam, t he Name of
God.

j ay bahut ayraa parhi-aa hoveh ko rahai na bharee-ai paa-ee. | | 2| |
You may be very educat ed, but no one can remain when t he measure of life is full.
| | 2| |

so-ee kaaj ee j in aap t aj i-aa ik naam kee-aa aaDhaaro.
He alone is a Qazi, who renounces selfishness and conceit , and makes t he One Name
his Support .

hai bhee hosee j aa-ay na j aasee sachaa sirj anhaaro. | | 3| |
The True Creat or Lord is, and shall always be. He was not born; He shall not die. | | 3| |

panj vakhat nivaaj guj aareh parheh kat ayb kuraanaa.
You may chant your prayers five t imes each day; you may read t he Bible and t he
Koran.


naanak aakhai gor saday-ee rahi-o peenaa khaanaa. | | 4| | 28| |
Says Nanak, t he grave is calling you, and now your food and drink are finished.
| | 4| | 28| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1 ghar 4.
Siree Raag, First Mehl, Fourt h House:

ayk su-aan du-ay su-aanee naal.
The dogs of greed are wit h me.

bhalkay bha-ukahi sadaa ba-i-aal.
I n t he early morning, t hey cont inually bark at t he wind.

koorh chhuraa mut haa murdaar.
Falsehood is my dagger; t hrough decept ion, I eat t he carcasses of t he dead.

Dhaanak roop rahaa kart aar. | | 1| |
I live as a wild hunt er, O Creat or! | | 1| |

mai pat kee pand na karnee kee kaar.
I have not followed good advice, nor have I done good deeds.

ha-o bigrhai roop rahaa bikraal.
I am deformed and horribly disfigured.

t ayraa ayk naam t aaray sansaar.
Your Name alone, Lord, saves t he world.


mai ayhaa aas ayho aaDhaar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
This is my hope; t his is my support . | | 1| | Pause| |

mukh nindaa aakhaa din raat .
Wit h my mout h I speak slander, day and night .

par ghar j ohee neech sanaat .
I spy on t he houses of ot hers-I am such a wret ched low-life!

kaam kroDh t an vaseh chandaal.
Unfulfilled sexual desire and unresolved anger dwell in my body, like t he out cast s who
cremat e t he dead.

Dhaanak roop rahaa kart aar. | | 2| |
I live as a wild hunt er, O Creat or! | | 2| |

faahee surat malookee vays.
I make plans t o t rap ot hers, alt hough I appear gent le.

ha-o t hagvaarhaa t hagee days.
I am a robber-I rob t he world.

kharaa si-aanaa bahut aa bhaar.
I am very clever-I carry loads of sin.

Dhaanak roop rahaa kart aar. | | 3| |
I live as a wild hunt er, O Creat or! | | 3| |


mai keet aa na j aat aa haraamkhor.
I have not appreciat ed what You have done for me, Lord; I t ake from ot hers and
exploit t hem.

ha-o ki-aa muhu daysaa dusat chor.
What face shall I show You, Lord? I am a sneak and a t hief.

naanak neech kahai beechaar.
Nanak describes t he st at e of t he lowly.

Dhaanak roop rahaa kart aar. | | 4| | 29| |
I live as a wild hunt er, O Creat or! | | 4| | 29| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1 ghar 4.
Siree Raag, First Mehl, Fourt h House:

aykaa surat j ayt ay hai j ee-a.
There is one awareness among all creat ed beings.

surat vihoonaa ko-ay na kee-a.
None have been creat ed wit hout t his awareness.
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j ayhee surat t ayhaa t in raahu.
As is t heir awareness, so is t heir way.


laykhaa iko aavhu j aahu. | | 1| |
According t o t he account of our act ions, we come and go in reincarnat ion. | | 1| |

kaahay j ee-a karahi chat uraa-ee.
Why, O soul, do you t ry such clever t ricks?

layvai dayvai dhil na paa-ee. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Taking away and giving back, God does not delay. | | 1| | Pause| |

t ayray j ee-a j ee-aa kaa t ohi.
All beings belong t o You; all beings are Yours. O Lord and Mast er,

kit ka-o saahib aavahi rohi.
how can You become angry wit h t hem?

j ay t oo saahib aavahi rohi.
Even if You, O Lord and Mast er, become angry wit h t hem,

t oo onaa kaa t ayray ohi. | | 2| |
st ill, You are t heirs, and t hey are Yours. | | 2| |

asee bolvigaarh vigaarhah bol.
We are foul-mout hed; we spoil everyt hing wit h our foul words.

t oo nadree andar t oleh t ol.
You weigh us in t he balance of Your Glance of Grace.


j ah karnee t ah pooree mat .
When one's act ions are right , t he underst anding is perfect .

karnee baaj hahu ghat ay ghat . | | 3| |
Wit hout good deeds, it becomes more and more deficient . | | 3| |

paranvat naanak gi-aanee kaisaa ho-ay.
Prays Nanak, what is t he nat ure of t he spirit ual people?

aap pachhaanai booj hai so-ay.
They are self-realized; t hey underst and God.

gur parsaad karay beechaar.
By Guru's Grace, t hey cont emplat e Him;

so gi-aanee dargeh parvaan. | | 4| | 30| |
such spirit ual people are honored in His Court . | | 4| | 30| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1 ghar 4.
Siree Raag, First Mehl, Fourt h House:

t oo daree-aa-o daanaa beenaa mai machhulee kaisay ant lahaa.
You are t he River, All-knowing and All-seeing. I am j ust a fish-how can I find Your
limit ?

j ah j ah daykhaa t ah t ah t oo hai t uj h t ay niksee foot maraa. | | 1| |
Wherever I look, You are t here. Out side of You, I would burst and die. | | 1| |


na j aanaa may-o na j aanaa j aalee.
I do not know of t he fisherman, and I do not know of t he net .

j aa dukh laagai t aa t uj hai samaalee. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
But when t he pain comes, t hen I call upon You. | | 1| | Pause| |

t oo bharpoor j aani-aa mai door.
You are present everywhere. I had t hought t hat You were far away.

j o kachh karee so t ayrai hadoor.
What ever I do, I do in Your Presence.

t oo daykheh ha-o mukar paa-o.
You see all my act ions, and yet I deny t hem.

t ayrai kamm na t ayrai naa-ay. | | 2| |
I have not worked for You, or Your Name. | | 2| |

j ayt aa deh t ayt aa ha-o khaa-o.
What ever You give me, t hat is what I eat .

bi-aa dar naahee kai dar j aa-o.
There is no ot her door-unt o which door should I go?

naanak ayk kahai ardaas.
Nanak offers t his one prayer:


j ee-o pind sabh t ayrai paas. | | 3| |
t his body and soul are t ot ally Yours. | | 3| |
`
aapay nayrhai door aapay hee aapay manj h mi-aano.
He Himself is near, and He Himself is far away; He Himself is in-bet ween.
`
aapay vaykhai sunay aapay hee kudrat karay j ahaano.
He Himself beholds, and He Himself list ens. By His Creat ive Power, He creat ed t he
world.
`
j o t is bhaavai naankaa hukam so-ee parvaano. | | 4| | 31| |
What ever pleases Him, O Nanak-t hat Command is accept able. | | 4| | 31| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1 ghar 4.
Siree Raag, First Mehl, Fourt h House:

keet aa kahaa karay man maan.
Why should t he creat ed beings feel pride in t heir minds?

dayvanhaaray kai hat h daan.
The Gift is in t he Hands of t he Great Giver.

bhaavai day-ay na day-ee so-ay.
As it pleases Him, He may give, or not give.

keet ay kai kahi-ai ki-aa ho-ay. | | 1| |
What can be done by t he order of t he creat ed beings? | | 1| |


aapay sach bhaavai t is sach.
He Himself is True; Trut h is pleasing t o His Will.

anDhaa kachaa kach nikach. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The spirit ually blind are unripe and imperfect , inferior and wort hless. | | 1| | Pause| |

j aa kay rukh birakh aaraa-o.
The One who owns t he t rees of t he forest and t he plant s of t he garden

j ayhee Dhaat t ayhaa t in naa-o.
-according t o t heir nat ure, He gives t hem all t heir names.

ful bhaa-o fal likhi-aa paa-ay.
The Flower and t he Fruit of t he Lord's Love are obt ained by pre-ordained dest iny.

aap beej aapay hee khaa-ay. | | 2| |
As we plant , so we harvest and eat . | | 2| |

kachee kanDh kachaa vich raaj .
The wall of t he body is t emporary, as is t he soul-mason wit hin it .

mat aloonee fikaa saad.
The flavor of t he int ellect is bland and insipid wit hout t he Salt .

naanak aanay aavai raas.
O Nanak, as He wills, He makes t hings right .


vin naavai naahee saabaas. | | 3| | 32| |
Wit hout t he Name, no one is approved. | | 3| | 32| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1 ghar 5.
Siree Raag, First Mehl, Fift h House:

achhal chhalaa-ee nah chhalai nah ghaa-o kat aaraa kar sakai.
The Undeceiveable is not deceived by decept ion. He cannot be wounded by any
dagger.

j i-o saahib raakhai t i-o rahai is lobhee kaa j ee-o t al palai. | | 1| |
As our Lord and Mast er keeps us, so do we exist . The soul of t his greedy person is
t ossed t his way and t hat . | | 1| |

bin t ayl deevaa ki-o j alai. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Wit hout t he oil, how can t he lamp be lit ? | | 1| | Pause| |

pot hee puraan kamaa-ee-ai. bha-o vat ee it t an paa-ee-ai.
Let t he reading of your prayer book be t he oil, and let t he Fear of God be t he wick for
t he lamp of t his body.

sach booj han aan j alaa-ee-ai. | | 2| |
Light t his lamp wit h t he underst anding of Trut h. | | 2| |

ih t ayl deevaa i-o j alai.
Use t his oil t o light t his lamp.

kar chaanan saahib t a-o milai. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Light it , and meet your Lord and Mast er. | | 1| | Pause| |


it t an laagai baanee-aa.
This body is soft ened wit h t he Word of t he Guru's Bani;

sukh hovai sayv kamaanee-aa.
you shall find peace, doing seva (selfless service).
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sabh dunee-aa aavan j aanee-aa. | | 3| |
All t he world cont inues coming and going in reincarnat ion. | | 3| |

vich dunee-aa sayv kamaa-ee-ai.
I n t he midst of t his world, do seva,

t aa dargeh baisan paa-ee-ai.
and you shall be given a place of honor in t he Court of t he Lord.

kaho naanak baah ludaa-ee-ai. | | 4| | 33| |
Says Nanak, swing your arms in j oy! | | 4| | 33| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3 ghar 1
Siree Raag, Third Mehl, First House:

ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:


ha-o sat gur sayvee aapnaa ik man ik chit bhaa-ay.
I serve my True Guru wit h single-minded devot ion, and lovingly focus my
consciousness on Him.

sat gur man kaamnaa t irat h hai j is no day-ay buj haa-ay.
The True Guru is t he mind's desire and t he sacred shrine of pilgrimage, for t hose unt o
whom He has given t his underst anding.

man chindi-aa var paavnaa j o ichhai so fal paa-ay.
The blessings of t he wishes of t he mind are obt ained, and t he fruit s of one's desires.

naa-o Dhi-aa-ee-ai naa-o mangee-ai naamay sahj samaa-ay. | | 1| |
Medit at e on t he Name, worship t he Name, and t hrough t he Name, you shall be
absorbed in int uit ive peace and poise. | | 1| |

man mayray har ras chaakh t ikh j aa-ay.
O my mind, drink in t he Sublime Essence of t he Lord, and your t hirst shall be
quenched.

j inee gurmukh chaakhi-aa sehj ay rahay samaa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Those Gurmukhs who have t ast ed it remain int uit ively absorbed in t he Lord.
| | 1| | Pause| |

j inee sat gur sayvi-aa t inee paa-i-aa naam niDhaan.
Those who serve t he True Guru obt ain t he Treasure of t he Naam.

ant ar har ras rav rahi-aa chookaa man abhimaan.
Deep wit hin, t hey are drenched wit h t he Essence of t he Lord, and t he egot ist ical pride
of t he mind is subdued.


hirdai kamal pargaasi-aa laagaa sahj Dhi-aan.
The heart -lot us blossoms fort h, and t hey int uit ively cent er t hemselves in medit at ion.

man nirmal har rav rahi-aa paa-i-aa dargahi maan. | | 2| |
Their minds become pure, and t hey remain immersed in t he Lord; t hey are honored in
His Court . | | 2| |

sat gur sayvan aapnaa t ay virlay sansaar.
Those who serve t he True Guru in t his world are very rare.

ha-umai mamt aa maar kai har raakhi-aa ur Dhaar.
Those who keep t he Lord enshrined in t heir heart s subdue egot ism and
possessiveness.

ha-o t in kai balihaarnai j inaa naamay lagaa pi-aar.
I am a sacrifice t o t hose who are in love wit h t he Naam.

say-ee sukhee-ay chahu j ugee j inaa naam akhut apaar. | | 3| |
Those who at t ain t he I nexhaust ible Name of t he I nfinit e Lord remain happy
t hroughout t he four ages. | | 3| |

gur mili-ai naam paa-ee-ai chookai moh pi-aas.
Meet ing wit h t he Guru, t he Naam is obt ained, and t he t hirst of emot ional at t achment
depart s.

har sayt ee man rav rahi-aa ghar hee maahi udaas.
When t he mind is permeat ed wit h t he Lord, one remains det ached wit hin t he home of
t he heart .


j inaa har kaa saad aa-i-aa ha-o t in balihaarai j aas.
I am a sacrifice t o t hose who enj oy t he Sublime Tast e of t he Lord.

naanak nadree paa-ee-ai sach naam gunt aas. | | 4| | 1| | 34| |
O Nanak, by His Glance of Grace, t he True Name, t he Treasure of Excellence, is
obt ained. | | 4| | 1| | 34| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

baho bhaykh kar bharmaa-ee-ai man hirdai kapat kamaa-ay.
People wear all sort s of cost umes and wander all around, but in t heir heart s and
minds, t hey pract ice decept ion.

har kaa mahal na paav-ee mar vist aa maahi samaa-ay. | | 1| |
They do not at t ain t he Mansion of t he Lord's Presence, and aft er deat h, t hey sink int o
manure. | | 1| |

man ray garih hee maahi udaas.
O mind, remain det ached in t he midst of your household.

sach sanj am karnee so karay gurmukh ho-ay pargaas. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Pract icing t rut h, self-discipline and good deeds, t he Gurmukh is enlight ened.
| | 1| | Pause| |

gur kai sabad man j eet i-aa gat mukat gharai meh paa-ay.
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, t he mind is conquered, and one at t ains t he
St at e of Liberat ion in one's own home.


har kaa naam Dhi-aa-ee-ai sat sangat mayl milaa-ay. | | 2| |
So medit at e on t he Name of t he Lord; j oin and merge wit h t he Sat Sangat , t he True
Congregat ion. | | 2| |

j ay lakh ist aree-aa bhog karahi nav khand raaj kamaahi.
You may enj oy t he pleasures of hundreds of t housands of women, and rule t he nine
cont inent s of t he world.

bin sat gur sukh na paav-ee fir fir j onee paahi. | | 3| |
But wit hout t he True Guru, you will not find peace; you will be reincarnat ed over and
over again. | | 3| |

har haar kant h j inee pahiri-aa gur charnee chit laa-ay.
Those who wear t he Necklace of t he Lord around t heir necks, and focus t heir
consciousness on t he Guru's Feet

t inaa pichhai riDh siDh firai onaa t il na t amaa-ay. | | 4| |
-wealt h and supernat ural spirit ual powers follow t hem, but t hey do not care for such
t hings at all. | | 4| |

j o parabh bhaavai so t hee-ai avar na karnaa j aa-ay.
What ever pleases God's Will comes t o pass. Not hing else can be done.

j an naanak j eevai naam lai har dayvhu sahj subhaa-ay. | | 5| | 2| | 35| |
Servant Nanak lives by chant ing t he Naam. O Lord, please give it t o me, in Your
Nat ural Way. | | 5| | 2| | 35| |

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sireeraag mehlaa 3 ghar 1.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl, First House:

j is hee kee sirkaar hai t is hee kaa sabh ko-ay.
Everyone belongs t o t he One who rules t he Universe.

gurmukh kaar kamaavnee sach ghat pargat ho-ay.
The Gurmukh pract ices good deeds, and t he t rut h is revealed in t he heart .

ant ar j is kai sach vasai sachay sachee so-ay.
True is t he reput at ion of t he t rue, wit hin whom t rut h abides.

sach milay say na vichhurheh t in nij ghar vaasaa ho-ay. | | 1| |
Those who meet t he True Lord are not separat ed again; t hey come t o dwell in t he
home of t he self deep wit hin. | | 1| |

mayray raam mai har bin avar na ko-ay.
O my Lord! Wit hout t he Lord, I have no ot her at all.

sat gur sach parabh nirmalaa sabad milaavaa ho-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The True Guru leads us t o meet t he I mmaculat e True God t hrough t he Word of His
Shabad. | | 1| | Pause| |

sabad milai so mil rahai j is na-o aapay la-ay milaa-ay.
One whom t he Lord merges int o Himself is merged in t he Shabad, and remains so
merged.


dooj ai bhaa-ay ko naa milai fir fir aavai j aa-ay.
No one merges wit h Him t hrough t he love of dualit y; over and over again, t hey come
and go in reincarnat ion.

sabh meh ik varat daa ayko rahi-aa samaa-ay.
The One Lord permeat es all. The One Lord is pervading everywhere.

j is na-o aap da-i-aal ho-ay so gurmukh naam samaa-ay. | | 2| |
That Gurmukh, unt o whom t he Lord shows His Kindness, is absorbed in t he Naam, t he
Name of t he Lord. | | 2| |

parh parh pandit j ot kee vaad karahi beechaar.
Aft er all t heir reading, t he Pandit s, t he religious scholars, and t he ast rologers argue
and debat e.

mat buDh bhavee na buj h-ee ant ar lobh vikaar.
Their int ellect and underst anding are pervert ed; t hey j ust don't underst and. They are
filled wit h greed and corrupt ion.

lakh cha-oraaseeh bharamday bharam bharam ho-ay khu-aar.
Through 8.4 million incarnat ions t hey wander lost and confused; t hrough all t heir
wandering and roaming, t hey are ruined.

poorab likhi-aa kamaavanaa ko-ay na mayt anhaar. | | 3| |
They act according t o t heir pre-ordained dest iny, which no one can erase. | | 3| |

sat gur kee sayvaa gaakh-rhee sir deej ai aap gavaa-ay.
I t is very difficult t o serve t he True Guru. Surrender your head; give up your
selfishness.


sabad mileh t aa har milai sayvaa pavai sabh t haa-ay.
Realizing t he Shabad, one meet s wit h t he Lord, and all one's service is accept ed.

paaras parsi-ai paaras ho-ay j ot ee j ot samaa-ay.
By personally experiencing t he Personalit y of t he Guru, one's own personalit y is
uplift ed, and one's light merges int o t he Light .

j in ka-o poorab likhi-aa t in sat gur mili-aa aa-ay. | | 4| |
Those who have such pre-ordained dest iny come t o meet t he True Guru. | | 4| |

man bhukhaa bhukhaa mat karahi mat t oo karahi pookaar.
O mind, don't cry out t hat you are hungry, always hungry; st op complaining.

lakh cha-oraaseeh j in siree sabhsai day-ay aDhaar.
The One who creat ed t he 8.4 million species of beings gives sust enance t o all.

nirbha-o sadaa da-i-aal hai sabhnaa kardaa saar.
The Fearless Lord is forever Merciful; He t akes care of all.

naanak gurmukh buj hee-ai paa-ee-ai mokh du-aar. | | 5| | 3| | 36| |
O Nanak, t he Gurmukh underst ands, and finds t he Door of Liberat ion. | | 5| | 3| | 36| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

j inee sun kai mani-aa t inaa nij ghar vaas.
Those who hear and believe, find t he home of t he self deep wit hin.


gurmat ee saalaahi sach har paa-i-aa gunt aas.
Through t he Guru's Teachings, t hey praise t he True Lord; t hey find t he Lord, t he
Treasure of Excellence.

sabad rat ay say nirmalay ha-o sad balihaarai j aas.
At t uned t o t he Word of t he Shabad, t hey are immaculat e and pure. I am forever a
sacrifice t o t hem.

hirdai j in kai har vasai t it ghat hai pargaas. | | 1| |
Those people, wit hin whose heart s t he Lord abides, are radiant and enlight ened. | | 1| |

man mayray har har nirmal Dhi-aa-ay.
O my mind, medit at e on t he I mmaculat e Lord, Har, Har.

Dhur mast ak j in ka-o likhi-aa say gurmukh rahay liv laa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Those whose have such pre-ordained dest iny writ t en on t heir foreheads-t hose
Gurmukhs remain absorbed in t he Lord's Love. | | 1| | Pause| |

har sant ahu daykhhu nadar kar nikat vasai bharpoor.
O Saint s, see clearly t hat t he Lord is near at hand; He is pervading everywhere.

gurmat j inee pachhaani-aa say daykheh sadaa hadoor.
Those who follow t he Guru's Teachings realize Him, and see Him Ever-present .

j in gun t in sad man vasai a-ugunvant i-aa door.
He dwells forever in t he minds of t he virt uous. He is far removed from t hose wort hless
people who lack virt ue.


manmukh gun t ai baahray bin naavai marday j hoor. | | 2| |
The self-willed manmukhs are t ot ally wit hout virt ue. Wit hout t he Name, t hey die in
frust rat ion. | | 2| |

j in sabad guroo sun mani-aa t in man Dhi-aa-i-aa har so-ay.
Those who hear and believe in t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, medit at e on t he Lord
in t heir minds.

an-din bhagt ee rat i-aa man t an nirmal ho-ay.
Night and day, t hey are st eeped in devot ion; t heir minds and bodies become pure.

koorhaa rang kasumbh kaa binas j aa-ay dukh ro-ay.
The color of t he world is false and weak; when it washes away, people cry out in pain.

j is andar naam pargaas hai oh sadaa sadaa t hir ho-ay. | | 3| |
Those who have t he Radiant Light of t he Naam wit hin, become st eady and st able,
forever and ever. | | 3| |
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ih j anam padaarat h paa-ay kai har naam na chayt ai liv laa-ay.
The blessing of t his human life has been obt ained, but st ill, people do not lovingly
focus t heir t hought s on t he Name of t he Lord.

pag khisi-ai rahnaa nahee aagai t ha-ur na paa-ay.
Their feet slip, and t hey cannot st ay here any longer. And in t he next world, t hey find
no place of rest at all.


oh vaylaa hat h na aavee ant ga-i-aa pachhut aa-ay.
This opport unit y shall not come again. I n t he end, t hey depart , regret t ing and
repent ing.

j is nadar karay so ubrai har sayt ee liv laa-ay. | | 4| |
Those whom t he Lord blesses wit h His Glance of Grace are saved; t hey are lovingly
at t uned t o t he Lord. | | 4| |

daykhaa daykhee sabh karay manmukh booj h na paa-ay.
They all show off and pret end, but t he self-willed manmukhs do not underst and.

j in gurmukh hirdaa suDh hai sayv pa-ee t in t haa-ay.
Those Gurmukhs who are pure of heart -t heir service is accept ed.

har gun gaavahi har nit parheh har gun gaa-ay samaa-ay.
They sing t he Glorious Praise of t he Lord; t hey read about t he Lord each day. Singing
t he Praise of t he Lord, t hey merge in absorpt ion.

naanak t in kee banee sadaa sach hai j e naam rahay liv laa-ay. | | 5| | 4| | 37| |
O Nanak, t he words of t hose who are lovingly at t uned t o t he Naam are t rue forever.
| | 5| | 4| | 37| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

j inee ik man naam Dhi-aa-i-aa gurmat ee veechaar.
Those who medit at e single-mindedly on t he Naam, and cont emplat e t he Teachings of
t he Guru


t in kay mukh sad uj lay t it sachai darbaar.
-t heir faces are forever radiant in t he Court of t he True Lord.

o-ay amrit peeveh sadaa sadaa sachai naam pi-aar. | | 1| |
They drink in t he Ambrosial Nect ar forever and ever, and t hey love t he True Name.
| | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray gurmukh sadaa pat ho-ay.
O Siblings of Dest iny, t he Gurmukhs are honored forever.

har har sadaa Dhi-aa-ee-ai mal ha-umai kadhai Dho-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
They medit at e forever on t he Lord, Har, Har, and t hey wash off t he filt h of egot ism.
| | 1| | Pause| |

manmukh naam na j aannee vin naavai pat j aa-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs do not know t he Naam. Wit hout t he Name, t hey lose t heir
honor.

sabdai saad na aa-i-o laagay dooj ai bhaa-ay.
They do not savor t he Tast e of t he Shabad; t hey are at t ached t o t he love of dualit y.

vist aa kay keerhay paveh vich vist aa say vist aa maahi samaa-ay. | | 2| |
They are worms in t he filt h of manure. They fall int o manure, and int o manure t hey
are absorbed. | | 2| |

t in kaa j anam safal hai j o chaleh sat gur bhaa-ay.
Fruit ful are t he lives of t hose who walk in harmony wit h t he Will of t he True Guru.


kul uDhaareh aapnaa Dhan j anaydee maa-ay.
Their families are saved; blessed are t he mot hers who gave birt h t o t hem.

har har naam Dhi-aa-ee-ai j is na-o kirpaa karay raj aa-ay. | | 3| |
By His Will He grant s His Grace; t hose who are so blessed, medit at e on t he Name of
t he Lord, Har, Har. | | 3| |

j inee gurmukh naam Dhi-aa-i-aa vichahu aap gavaa-ay.
The Gurmukhs medit at e on t he Naam; t hey eradicat e selfishness and conceit from
wit hin.

o-ay andrahu baahrahu nirmalay sachay sach samaa-ay.
They are pure, inwardly and out wardly; t hey merge int o t he Truest of t he True.

naanak aa-ay say parvaan heh j in gurmat ee har Dhi-aa-ay. | | 4| | 5| | 38| |
O Nanak, blessed is t he coming of t hose who follow t he Guru's Teachings and
medit at e on t he Lord. | | 4| | 5| | 38| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

har bhagt aa har Dhan raas hai gur poochh karahi vaapaar.
The devot ees of t he Lord have t he Wealt h and Capit al of t he Lord; wit h Guru's Advice,
t hey carry on t heir t rade.

har naam salaahan sadaa sadaa vakhar har naam aDhaar.
They praise t he Name of t he Lord forever and ever. The Name of t he Lord is t heir
Merchandise and Support .


gur poorai har naam drirh-aa-i-aa har bhagt aa at ut bhandaar. | | 1| |
The Perfect Guru has implant ed t he Name of t he Lord int o t he Lord's devot ees; it is an
I nexhaust ible Treasure. | | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray is man ka-o samj haa-ay.
O Siblings of Dest iny, inst ruct your minds in t his way.

ay man aalas ki-aa karahi gurmukh naam Dhi-aa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
O mind, why are you so lazy? Become Gurmukh, and medit at e on t he Naam.
| | 1| | Pause| |

har bhagat har kaa pi-aar hai j ay gurmukh karay beechaar.
Devot ion t o t he Lord is love for t he Lord. The Gurmukh reflect s deeply and
cont emplat es.

pakhand bhagat na hova-ee dubiDhaa bol khu-aar.
Hypocrisy is not devot ion-speaking words of dualit y leads only t o misery.

so j an ralaa-i-aa naa ralai j is ant ar bibayk beechaar. | | 2| |
Those humble beings who are filled wit h keen underst anding and medit at ive
cont emplat ion-even t hough t hey int ermingle wit h ot hers, t hey remain dist inct . | | 2| |

so sayvak har aakhee-ai j o har raakhai ur Dhaar.
Those who keep t he Lord enshrined wit hin t heir heart s are said t o be t he servant s of
t he Lord.

man t an sa-upay aagai Dharay ha-umai vichahu maar.
Placing mind and body in offering before t he Lord, t hey conquer and eradicat e
egot ism from wit hin.


Dhan gurmukh so parvaan hai j e kaday na aavai haar. | | 3| |
Blessed and acclaimed is t hat Gurmukh, who shall never be defeat ed. | | 3| |

karam milai t aa paa-ee-ai vin karmai paa-i-aa na j aa-ay.
Those who receive His Grace find Him. Wit hout His Grace, He cannot be found.
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lakh cha-oraaseeh t arasday j is maylay so milai har aa-ay.
The 8.4 million species of beings all yearn for t he Lord. Those whom He unit es, come
t o be unit ed wit h t he Lord.

naanak gurmukh har paa-i-aa sadaa har naam samaa-ay. | | 4| | 6| | 39| |
O Nanak, t he Gurmukh finds t he Lord, and remains forever absorbed in t he Lord's
Name. | | 4| | 6| | 39| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

sukh saagar har naam hai gurmukh paa-i-aa j aa-ay.
The Name of t he Lord is t he Ocean of Peace; t he Gurmukhs obt ain it .

an-din naam Dhi-aa-ee-ai sehj ay naam samaa-ay.
Medit at ing on t he Naam, night and day, t hey are easily and int uit ively absorbed in t he
Naam.

andar rachai har sach si-o rasnaa har gun gaa-ay. | | 1| |
Their inner beings are immersed in t he True Lord; t hey sing t he Glorious Praises of t he
Lord. | | 1| |


bhaa-ee ray j ag dukhee-aa dooj ai bhaa-ay.
O Siblings of Dest iny, t he world is in misery, engrossed in t he love of dualit y.

gur sarnaa-ee sukh laheh an-din naam Dhi-aa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I n t he Sanct uary of t he Guru, peace is found, medit at ing on t he Naam night and day.
| | 1| | Pause| |

saachay mail na laag-ee man nirmal har Dhi-aa-ay.
The t rut hful ones are not st ained by filt h. Medit at ing on t he Lord, t heir minds remain
pure.

gurmukh sabad pachhaanee-ai har amrit naam samaa-ay.
The Gurmukhs realize t he Word of t he Shabad; t hey are immersed in t he Ambrosial
Nect ar of t he Lord's Name.

gur gi-aan parchand balaa-i-aa agi-aan anDhayraa j aa-ay. | | 2| |
The Guru has lit t he brilliant light of spirit ual wisdom, and t he darkness of ignorance
has been dispelled. | | 2| |

manmukh mailay mal bharay ha-umai t arisnaa vikaar.
The self-willed manmukhs are pollut ed. They are filled wit h t he pollut ion of egot ism,
wickedness and desire.

bin sabdai mail na ut rai mar j ameh ho-ay khu-aar.
Wit hout t he Shabad, t his pollut ion is not washed off; t hrough t he cycle of deat h and
rebirt h, t hey wast e away in misery.

Dhaat ur baaj ee palach rahay naa urvaar na paar. | | 3| |
Engrossed in t his t ransit ory drama, t hey are not at home in eit her t his world or t he
next . | | 3| |


gurmukh j ap t ap sanj mee har kai naam pi-aar.
For t he Gurmukh, t he love of t he Name of t he Lord is chant ing, deep medit at ion and
self-discipline.

gurmukh sadaa Dhi-aa-ee-ai ayk naam kart aar.
The Gurmukh medit at es forever on t he Name of t he One Creat or Lord.

naanak naam Dhi-aa-ee-ai sabhnaa j ee-aa kaa aaDhaar. | | 4| | 7| | 40| |
O Nanak, medit at e on t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, t he Support of all beings.
| | 4| | 7| | 40| |

sareeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

manmukh mohi vi-aapi-aa bairaag udaasee na ho-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs are engrossed in emot ional at t achment ; t hey are not
balanced or det ached.

sabad na cheenai sadaa dukh har dargahi pat kho-ay.
They do not comprehend t he Word of t he Shabad. They suffer in pain forever, and
lose t heir honor in t he Court of t he Lord.

ha-umai gurmukh kho-ee-ai naam rat ay sukh ho-ay. | | 1| |
The Gurmukhs shed t heir ego; at t uned t o t he Naam, t hey find peace. | | 1| |

mayray man ahinis poor rahee nit aasaa.
O my mind, day and night , you are always full of wishful hopes.


sat gur sayv moh parj alai ghar hee maahi udaasaa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Serve t he True Guru, and your emot ional at t achment shall be t ot ally burnt away;
remain det ached wit hin t he home of your heart . | | 1| | Pause| |

gurmukh karam kamaavai bigsai har bairaag anand.
The Gurmukhs do good deeds and blossom fort h; balanced and det ached in t he Lord,
t hey are in ecst asy.

ahinis bhagat karay din raat ee ha-umai maar nichand.
Night and day, t hey perform devot ional worship, day and night ; subduing t heir ego,
t hey are carefree.

vadai bhaag sat sangat paa-ee har paa-i-aa sahj anand. | | 2| |
By great good fort une, I found t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion; I have found
t he Lord, wit h int uit ive ease and ecst asy. | | 2| |

so saaDhoo bairaagee so-ee hirdai naam vasaa-ay.
That person is a Holy Saadhu, and a renouncer of t he world, whose heart is filled wit h
t he Naam.

ant ar laag na t aamas moolay vichahu aap gavaa-ay.
His inner being is not t ouched by anger or dark energies at all; he has lost his
selfishness and conceit .

naam niDhaan sat guroo dikhaali-aa har ras pee-aa aghaa-ay. | | 3| |
The True Guru has revealed t o him t he Treasure of t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord;
he drinks in t he Sublime Essence of t he Lord, and is sat isfied. | | 3| |


j in kinai paa-i-aa saaDhsangt ee poorai bhaag bairaag.
Whoever has found it , has done so in t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy.
Through perfect good fort une, such balanced det achment is at t ained.

manmukh fireh na j aaneh sat gur ha-umai andar laag.
The self-willed manmukhs wander around lost , but t hey do not know t he True Guru.
They are inwardly at t ached t o egot ism.

naanak sabad rat ay har naam rangaa-ay bin bhai kayhee laag. | | 4| | 8| | 41| |
O Nanak, t hose who are at t uned t o t he Shabad are dyed in t he Color of t he Lord's
Name. Wit hout t he Fear of God, how can t hey ret ain t his Color? | | 4| | 8| | 41| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

ghar hee sa-udaa paa-ee-ai ant ar sabh vat h ho-ay.
Wit hin t he home of your own inner being, t he merchandise is obt ained. All
commodit ies are wit hin.

khin khin naam samaalee-ai gurmukh paavai ko-ay.
Each and every moment , dwell on t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord; t he Gurmukhs
obt ain it .

naam niDhaan akhut hai vadbhaag paraapat ho-ay. | | 1| |
The Treasure of t he Naam is inexhaust ible. By great good fort une, it is obt ained. | | 1| |

mayray man t aj nindaa ha-umai aha
N
kaar.
O my mind, give up slander, egot ism and arrogance.

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har j ee-o sadaa Dhi-aa-ay t oo gurmukh aykankaar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Become Gurmukh, and medit at e forever on t he Dear Lord, t he One and Only Creat or.
| | 1| | Pause| |

gurmukhaa kay mukh uj lay gur sabdee beechaar.
The faces of t he Gurmukhs are radiant and bright ; t hey reflect on t he Word of t he
Guru's Shabad.

halat palat sukh paa-iday j ap j ap ridai muraar.
They obt ain peace in t his world and t he next , chant ing and medit at ing wit hin t heir
heart s on t he Lord.

ghar hee vich mahal paa-i-aa gur sabdee veechaar. | | 2| |
Wit hin t he home of t heir own inner being, t hey obt ain t he Mansion of t he Lord's
Presence, reflect ing on t he Guru's Shabad. | | 2| |

sat gur t ay j o muh fayreh mat hay t in kaalay.
Those who t urn t heir faces away from t he True Guru shall have t heir faces blackened.

an-din dukh kamaavday nit j ohay j am j aalay.
Night and day, t hey suffer in pain; t hey see t he noose of Deat h always hovering above
t hem.

supnai sukh na daykhnee baho chint aa parj aalay. | | 3| |
Even in t heir dreams, t hey find no peace; t hey are consumed by t he fires of int ense
anxiet y. | | 3| |


sabhnaa kaa daat aa ayk hai aapay bakhas karay-i.
The One Lord is t he Giver of all; He Himself best ows all blessings.

kahnaa kichhoo na j aav-ee j is bhaavai t is day-ay.
No one else has any say in t his; He gives j ust as He pleases.

naanak gurmukh paa-ee-ai aapay j aanai so-ay. | | 4| | 9| | 42| |
O Nanak, t he Gurmukhs obt ain Him; He Himself knows Himself. | | 4| | 9| | 42| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

sachaa saahib sayvee-ai sach vadi-aa-ee day-ay.
Serve your True Lord and Mast er, and you shall be blessed wit h t rue great ness.

gur parsaadee man vasai ha-umai door karay-i.
By Guru's Grace, He abides in t he mind, and egot ism is driven out .

ih man Dhaavat t aa rahai j aa aapay nadar karay-i. | | 1| |
This wandering mind comes t o rest , when t he Lord cast s His Glance of Grace. | | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray gurmukh har naam Dhi-aa-ay.
O Siblings of Dest iny, become Gurmukh, and medit at e on t he Name of t he Lord.

naam niDhaan sad man vasai mahlee paavai t haa-o. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The Treasure of t he Naam abides forever wit hin t he mind, and one's place of rest is
found in t he Mansion of t he Lord's Presence. | | 1| | Pause| |


manmukh man t an anDh hai t is na-o t ha-ur na t haa-o.
The minds and bodies of t he self-willed manmukhs are filled wit h darkness; t hey find
no shelt er, no place of rest .

baho j onee bha-udaa firai j i-o sunj ai
N
ghar kaa-o.
Through count less incarnat ions t hey wander lost , like crows in a desert ed house.

gurmat ee ghat chaannaa sabad milai har naa-o. | | 2| |
Through t he Guru's Teachings, t he heart is illuminat ed. Through t he Shabad, t he
Name of t he Lord is received. | | 2| |

t arai gun bikhi-aa anDh hai maa-i-aa moh gubaar.
I n t he corrupt ion of t he t hree qualit ies, t here is blindness; in at t achment t o Maya,
t here is darkness.

lobhee an ka-o sayvday parh vaydaa karai pookaar.
The greedy people serve ot hers, inst ead of t he Lord, alt hough t hey loudly announce
t heir reading of script ures.

bikhi-aa andar pach mu-ay naa urvaar na paar. | | 3| |
They are burnt t o deat h by t heir own corrupt ion; t hey are not at home, on eit her t his
shore or t he one beyond. | | 3| |

maa-i-aa mohi visaari-aa j agat pit aa part ipaal.
I n at t achment t o Maya, t hey have forgot t en t he Fat her, t he Cherisher of t he World.

baaj hahu guroo achayt hai sabh baDhee j amkaal.
Wit hout t he Guru, all are unconscious; t hey are held in bondage by t he Messenger of
Deat h.


naanak gurmat ubray sachaa naam samaal. | | 4| | 10| | 43| |
O Nanak, t hrough t he Guru's Teachings, you shall be saved, cont emplat ing t he True
Name. | | 4| | 10| | 43| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

t arai gun maa-i-aa moh hai gurmukh cha-ut haa pad paa-ay.
The t hree qualit ies hold people in at t achment t o Maya. The Gurmukh at t ains t he
fourt h st at e of higher consciousness.

kar kirpaa maylaa-i-an har naam vasi-aa man aa-ay.
Grant ing His Grace, God unit es us wit h Himself. The Name of t he Lord comes t o abide
wit hin t he mind.

pot ai j in kai punn hai t in sat sangat maylaa-ay. | | 1| |
Those who have t he t reasure of goodness j oin t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion.
| | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray gurmat saach rahaa-o.
O Siblings of Dest iny, follow t he Guru's Teachings and dwell in t rut h.

saacho saach kamaavanaa saachai sabad milaa-o. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Pract ice t rut h, and only t rut h, and merge in t he True Word of t he Shabad.
| | 1| | Pause| |

j inee naam pachhaani-aa t in vit ahu bal j aa-o.
I am a sacrifice t o t hose who recognize t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord.


aap chhod charnee lagaa chalaa t in kai bhaa-ay.
Renouncing selfishness, I fall at t heir feet , and walk in harmony wit h His Will.

laahaa har har naam milai sehj ay naam samaa-ay. | | 2| |
Earning t he Profit of t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har, I am int uit ively absorbed in t he
Naam. | | 2| |

bin gur mahal na paa-ee-ai naam na paraapat ho-ay.
Wit hout t he Guru, t he Mansion of t he Lord's Presence is not found, and t he Naam is
not obt ained.

aisaa sat gur lorh lahu j idoo paa-ee-ai sach so-ay.
Seek and find such a True Guru, who shall lead you t o t he True Lord.

asur sanghaarai sukh vasai j o t is bhaavai so ho-ay. | | 3| |
Dest roy your evil passions, and you shall dwell in peace. What ever pleases t he Lord
comes t o pass. | | 3| |

j ayhaa sat gur kar j aani-aa t ayho j ayhaa sukh ho-ay.
As one knows t he True Guru, so is t he peace obt ained.

ayhu sahsaa moolay naahee bhaa-o laa-ay j an ko-ay.
There is no doubt at all about t his, but t hose who love Him are very rare.

naanak ayk j ot du-ay moort ee sabad milaavaa ho-ay. | | 4| | 11| | 44| |
O Nanak, t he One Light has t wo forms; t hrough t he Shabad, union is at t ained.
| | 4| | 11| | 44| |

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sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

amrit chhod bikhi-aa lobhaanay sayvaa karahi vidaanee.
Discarding t he Ambrosial Nect ar, t hey greedily grab t he poison; t hey serve ot hers,
inst ead of t he Lord.

aapnaa Dharam gavaaveh booj heh naahee an-din dukh vihaanee.
They lose t heir fait h, t hey have no underst anding; night and day, t hey suffer in pain.

manmukh anDh na chayt hee doob mu-ay bin paanee. | | 1| |
The blind, self-willed manmukhs do not even t hink of t he Lord; t hey are drowned t o
deat h wit hout wat er. | | 1| |

man ray sadaa bhaj ahu har sarnaa-ee.
O mind, vibrat e and medit at e forever on t he Lord; seek t he Prot ect ion of His
Sanct uary.

gur kaa sabad ant ar vasai t aa har visar na j aa-ee. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I f t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad abides deep wit hin, t hen you shall not forget t he
Lord. | | 1| | Pause| |

ih sareer maa-i-aa kaa put laa vich ha-umai dust ee paa-ee.
This body is t he puppet of Maya. The evil of egot ism is wit hin it .

aavan j aanaa j aman marnaa manmukh pat gavaa-ee.
Coming and going t hrough birt h and deat h, t he self-willed manmukhs lose t heir honor.


sat gur sayv sadaa sukh paa-i-aa j ot ee j ot milaa-ee. | | 2| |
Serving t he True Guru, et ernal peace is obt ained, and one's light merges int o t he
Light . | | 2| |

sat gur kee sayvaa at sukhaalee j o ichhay so fal paa-ay.
Serving t he True Guru brings a deep and profound peace, and one's desires are
fulfilled.

j at sat t ap pavit sareeraa har har man vasaa-ay.
Abst inence, t rut hfulness and self-discipline are obt ained, and t he body is purified; t he
Lord, Har, Har, comes t o dwell wit hin t he mind.

sadaa anand rahai din raat ee mil pareet am sukh paa-ay. | | 3| |
Such a person remains blissful forever, day and night . Meet ing t he Beloved, peace is
found. | | 3| |

j o sat gur kee sarnaagat ee ha-o t in kai bal j aa-o.
I am a sacrifice t o t hose who seek t he Sanct uary of t he True Guru.

dar sachai sachee vadi-aa-ee sehj ay sach samaa-o.
I n t he Court of t he True One, t hey are blessed wit h t rue great ness; t hey are int uit ively
absorbed int o t he True Lord.

naanak nadree paa-ee-ai gurmukh mayl milaa-o. | | 4| | 12| | 45| |
O Nanak, by His Glance of Grace He is found; t he Gurmukh is unit ed in His Union.
| | 4| | 12| | 45| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:


manmukh karam kamaavnay j i-o dohaagan t an seegaar.
The self-willed manmukh performs religious rit uals, like t he unwant ed bride decorat ing
her body.

sayj ai kant na aavee nit nit ho-ay khu-aar.
Her Husband Lord does not come t o her bed; day aft er day, she grows more and
more miserable.

pir kaa mahal na paav-ee naa deesai ghar baar. | | 1| |
She does not at t ain t he Mansion of His Presence; she does not find t he door t o His
House. | | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray ik man naam Dhi-aa-ay.
O Siblings of Dest iny, medit at e on t he Naam wit h one-point ed mind.

sant aa sangat mil rahai j ap raam naam sukh paa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Remain unit ed wit h t he Societ y of t he Saint s; chant t he Name of t he Lord, and find
peace. | | 1| | Pause| |

gurmukh sadaa sohaaganee pir raakhi-aa ur Dhaar.
The Gurmukh is t he happy and pure soul-bride forever. She keeps her Husband Lord
enshrined wit hin her heart .

mit haa boleh niv chaleh sayj ai ravai bhat aar.
Her speech is sweet , and her way of life is humble. She enj oys t he Bed of her
Husband Lord.

sobhaavant ee sohaaganee j in gur kaa hayt apaar. | | 2| |
The happy and pure soul-bride is noble; she has infinit e love for t he Guru. | | 2| |


poorai bhaag sat gur milai j aa bhaagai kaa ud-u ho-ay.
By perfect good fort une, one meet s t he True Guru, when one's dest iny is awakened.

ant rahu dukh bharam kat ee-ai sukh paraapat ho-ay.
Suffering and doubt are cut out from wit hin, and peace is obt ained.

gur kai bhaanai j o chalai dukh na paavai ko-ay. | | 3| |
One who walks in harmony wit h t he Guru's Will shall not suffer in pain. | | 3| |

gur kay bhaanay vich amrit hai sehj ay paavai ko-ay.
The Amrit , t he Ambrosial Nect ar, is in t he Guru's Will. Wit h int uit ive ease, it is
obt ained.

j inaa paraapat t in pee-aa ha-umai vichahu kho-ay.
Those who are dest ined t o have it , drink it in; t heir egot ism is eradicat ed from wit hin.

naanak gurmukh naam Dhi-aa-ee-ai sach milaavaa ho-ay. | | 4| | 13| | 46| |
O Nanak, t he Gurmukh medit at es on t he Naam, and is unit ed wit h t he True Lord.
| | 4| | 13| | 46| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

j aa pir j aanai aapnaa t an man agai Dharay-ay.
I f you know t hat He is your Husband Lord, offer your body and mind t o Him.

sohaaganee karam kamaavdee-aa say-ee karam karay-i.
Behave like t he happy and pure soul-bride.


sehj ay saach milaavrhaa saach vadaa-ee day-ay. | | 1| |
Wit h int uit ive ease, you shall merge wit h t he True Lord, and He shall bless you wit h
t rue great ness. | | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray gur bin bhagat na ho-ay.
O Siblings of Dest iny, wit hout t he Guru, t here is no devot ional worship.

bin gur bhagat na paa-ee-ai j ay lochai sabh ko-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Wit hout t he Guru, devot ion is not obt ained, even t hough everyone may long for it .
| | 1| | Pause| |

lakh cha-oraaseeh fayr pa-i-aa kaaman dooj ai bhaa-ay.
The soul-bride in love wit h dualit y goes around t he wheel of reincarnat ion, t hrough
8.4 million incarnat ions.

bin gur need na aavee dukhee rain vihaa-ay.
Wit hout t he Guru, she finds no sleep, and she passes her life-night in pain.

bin sabdai pir na paa-ee-ai birt haa j anam gavaa-ay. | | 2| |
Wit hout t he Shabad, she does not find her Husband Lord, and her life wast es away in
vain. | | 2| |
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ha-o ha-o kart ee j ag firee naa Dhan sampai naal.
Pract icing egot ism, selfishness and conceit , she wanders around t he world, but her
wealt h and propert y will not go wit h her.


anDhee naam na chayt -ee sabh baaDhee j amkaal.
The spirit ually blind do not even t hink of t he Naam; t hey are all bound and gagged by
t he Messenger of Deat h.

sat gur mili-ai Dhan paa-i-aa har naamaa ridai samaal. | | 3| |
Meet ing t he True Guru, t he wealt h is obt ained, cont emplat ing t he Name of t he Lord in
t he heart . | | 3| |

naam rat ay say nirmalay gur kai sahj subhaa-ay.
Those who are at t uned t o t he Naam are immaculat e and pure; t hrough t he Guru, t hey
obt ain int uit ive peace and poise.

man t an raat aa rang si-o rasnaa rasan rasaa-ay.
Their minds and bodies are dyed in t he Color of t he Lord's Love, and t heir t ongues
savor His Sublime Essence.

naanak rang na ut rai j o har Dhur chhodi-aa laa-ay. | | 4| | 14| | 47| |
O Nanak, t hat Primal Color which t he Lord has applied, shall never fade away.
| | 4| | 14| | 47| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

gurmukh kirpaa karay bhagat keej ai bin gur bhagat na ho-ee.
By His Grace one becomes Gurmukh, worshipping t he Lord wit h devot ion. Wit hout t he
Guru t here is no devot ional worship.

aapai aap milaa-ay booj hai t aa nirmal hovai so-ee.
Those whom He unit es wit h Himself, underst and and become pure.


har j ee-o saachaa saachee banee sabad milaavaa ho-ee. | | 1| |
The Dear Lord is True, and True is t he Word of His Bani. Through t he Shabad, we
merge wit h Him. | | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray bhagt iheen kaahay j ag aa-i-aa.
O Siblings of Dest iny: t hose who lack devot ion-why have t hey even bot hered t o come
int o t he world?

pooray gur kee sayv na keenee birt haa j anam gavaa-i-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
They do not serve t he Perfect Guru; t hey wast e away t heir lives in vain. | | 1| | Pause| |

aapay j agj eevan sukh-daat a aapay bakhas milaa-ay.
The Lord Himself, t he Life of t he World, is t he Giver of Peace. He Himself forgives, and
unit es wit h Himself.

j ee-a j ant ay ki-aa vaychaaray ki-aa ko aakh sunaa-ay.
So what about all t hese poor beings and creat ures? What can anyone say?

gurmukh aapay day-ay vadaa-ee aapay sayv karaa-ay. | | 2| |
He Himself blesses t he Gurmukh wit h glory. He Himself enj oins us t o His Service. | | 2| |

daykh kut amb mohi lobhaanaa chaldi-aa naal na j aa-ee.
Gazing upon t heir families, people are lured and t rapped by emot ional at t achment , but
none will go along wit h t hem in t he end.

sat gur sayv gun niDhaan paa-i-aa t is dee keem na paa-ee.
Serving t he True Guru, one finds t he Lord, t he Treasure of Excellence. His Value
cannot be est imat ed.


har parabh sakhaa meet parabh mayraa ant ay ho-ay sakhaa-ee. | | 3| |
The Lord God is my Friend and Companion. God shall be my Helper and Support in t he
end. | | 3| |

aapnai man chit kahai kahaa-ay bin gur aap na j aa-ee.
Wit hin your conscious mind, you may say anyt hing, but wit hout t he Guru, selfishness
is not removed.

har j ee-o daat aa bhagat vachhal hai kar kirpaa man vasaa-ee.
The Dear Lord is t he Giver, t he Lover of His devot ees. By His Grace, He comes t o
dwell in t he mind.

naanak sobhaa surat day-ay parabh aapay gurmukh day vadi-aa-ee. | | 4| | 15| | 48| |
O Nanak, by His Grace, He best ows enlight ened awareness; God Himself blesses t he
Gurmukh wit h glorious great ness. | | 4| | 15| | 48| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

Dhan j annee j in j aa-i-aa Dhan pit aa parDhaan. sat gur sayv sukh paa-i-aa vichahu ga-i-
aa gumaan.
Blessed is t he mot her who gave birt h; blessed and respect ed is t he fat her of one who
serves t he True Guru and finds peace. His arrogant pride is banished from wit hin.

dar sayvan sant j an kharhay paa-in gunee niDhaan. | | 1| |
St anding at t he Lord's Door, t he humble Saint s serve Him; t hey find t he Treasure of
Excellence. | | 1| |

mayray man gur mukh Dhi-aa-ay har so-ay.
O my mind, become Gurmukh, and medit at e on t he Lord.


gur kaa sabad man vasai man t an nirmal ho-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The Word of t he Guru's Shabad abides wit hin t he mind, and t he body and mind
become pure. | | 1| | Pause| |

kar kirpaa ghar aa-i-aa aapay mili-aa aa-ay.
By His Grace, He has come int o my home; He Himself has come t o meet me.

gur sabdee salaahee-ai rangay sahj subhaa-ay.
Singing His Praises t hrough t he Shabads of t he Guru, we are dyed in His Color wit h
int uit ive ease.

sachai sach samaa-i-aa mil rahai na vichhurh j aa-ay. | | 2| |
Becoming t rut hful, we merge wit h t he True One; remaining blended wit h Him, we
shall never be separat ed again. | | 2| |

j o kichh karnaa so kar rahi-aa avar na karnaa j aa-ay.
What ever is t o be done, t he Lord is doing. No one else can do anyt hing.

chiree vichhunay mayli-an sat gur pannai paa-ay.
Those separat ed from Him for so long are reunit ed wit h Him once again by t he True
Guru, who t akes t hem int o His Own Account .

aapay kaar karaa-isee avar na karnaa j aa-ay. | | 3| |
He Himself assigns all t o t heir t asks; not hing else can be done. | | 3| |

man t an rat aa rang si-o ha-umai t aj vikaar.
One whose mind and body are imbued wit h t he Lord's Love gives up egot ism and
corrupt ion.


ahinis hirdai rav rahai nirbha-o naam nirankaar.
Day and night , t he Name of t he One Lord, t he Fearless and Formless One, dwells
wit hin t he heart .

naanak aap milaa-i-an poorai sabad apaar. | | 4| | 16| | 49| |
O Nanak, He blends us wit h Himself, t hrough t he Perfect , I nfinit e Word of His Shabad.
| | 4| | 16| | 49| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

govid gunee niDhaan hai ant na paa-i-aa j aa-ay.
The Lord of t he Universe is t he Treasure of Excellence; His limit s cannot be found.

kat hnee badnee na paa-ee-ai ha-umai vichahu j aa-ay.
He is not obt ained by mout hing mere words, but by root ing out ego from wit hin.
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sat gur mili-ai sad bhai rachai aap vasai man aa-ay. | | 1| |
Meet ing t he True Guru, one is permeat ed forever wit h t he Fear of God, who Himself
comes t o dwell wit hin t he mind. | | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray gurmukh booj hai ko-ay.
O Siblings of Dest iny, one who becomes Gurmukh and underst ands t his is very rare.

bin booj hay karam kamaavnay j anam padaarat h kho-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
To act wit hout underst anding is t o lose t he t reasure of t his human life. | | 1| | Pause| |


j inee chaakhi-aa t inee saad paa-i-aa bin chaakhay bharam bhulaa-ay.
Those who have t ast ed it , enj oy it s flavor; wit hout t ast ing it , t hey wander in doubt ,
lost and deceived.

amrit saachaa naam hai kahnaa kachhoo na j aa-ay.
The True Name is t he Ambrosial Nect ar; no one can describe it .

peevat hoo parvaan bha-i-aa poorai sabad samaa-ay. | | 2| |
Drinking it in, one becomes honorable, absorbed in t he Perfect Word of t he Shabad.
| | 2| |

aapay day-ay t a paa-ee-ai hor karnaa kichhoo na j aa-ay.
He Himself gives, and t hen we receive. Not hing else can be done.

dayvan vaalay kai hat h daat hai guroo du-aarai paa-ay.
The Gift is in t he Hands of t he Great Giver. At t he Guru's Door, in t he Gurdwara, it is
received.

j ayhaa keet on t ayhaa ho-aa j ayhay karam kamaa-ay. | | 3| |
What ever He does, comes t o pass. All act according t o His Will. | | 3| |

j at sat sanj am naam hai vin naavai nirmal na ho-ay.
The Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, is abst inence, t rut hfulness, and self-rest raint .
Wit hout t he Name, no one becomes pure.

poorai bhaag naam man vasai sabad milaavaa ho-ay.
Through perfect good fort une, t he Naam comes t o abide wit hin t he mind. Through t he
Shabad, we merge int o Him.


naanak sehj ay hee rang varat daa har gun paavai so-ay. | | 4| | 17| | 50| |
O Nanak, one who lives in int uit ive peace and poise, imbued wit h t he Lord's Love,
obt ains t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord. | | 4| | 17| | 50| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:
!
kaa
N
-i-aa saaDhai uraDh t ap karai vichahu ha-umai na j aa-ay.
You may t orment your body wit h ext remes of self-discipline, pract ice int ensive
medit at ion and hang upside-down, but your ego will not be eliminat ed from wit hin.

aDhi-aat am karam j ay karay naam na kab hee paa-ay.
You may perform religious rit uals, and st ill never obt ain t he Naam, t he Name of t he
Lord.

gur kai sabad j eevat marai har naam vasai man aa-ay. | | 1| |
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, remain dead while yet alive, and t he Name
of t he Lord shall come t o dwell wit hin t he mind. | | 1| |

sun man mayray bhaj sat gur sarnaa.
List en, O my mind: hurry t o t he Prot ect ion of t he Guru's Sanct uary.

gur parsaadee chhut ee-ai bikh bhavj al sabad gur t arnaa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
By Guru's Grace you shall be saved. Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, you shall
cross over t he t errifying world-ocean of poison. | | 1| | Pause| |

t arai gun sabhaa Dhaat hai dooj aa bhaa-o vikaar.
Everyt hing under t he influence of t he t hree qualit ies shall perish; t he love of dualit y is
corrupt ing.


pandit parhai banDhan moh baaDhaa nah booj hai bikhi-aa pi-aar.
The Pandit s, t he religious scholars, read t he script ures, but t hey are t rapped in t he
bondage of emot ional at t achment . I n love wit h evil, t hey do not underst and.

sat gur mili-ai t arikut ee chhoot ai cha-ut hai pad mukat du-aar. | | 2| |
Meet ing t he Guru, t he bondage of t he t hree qualit ies is cut away, and in t he fourt h
st at e, t he Door of Liberat ion is at t ained. | | 2| |

gur t ay maarag paa-ee-ai chookai moh gubaar.
Through t he Guru, t he Pat h is found, and t he darkness of emot ional at t achment is
dispelled.

sabad marai t aa uDhrai paa-ay mokh du-aar.
I f one dies t hrough t he Shabad, t hen salvat ion is obt ained, and one finds t he Door of
Liberat ion.

gur parsaadee mil rahai sach naam kart aar. | | 3| |
By Guru's Grace, one remains blended wit h t he True Name of t he Creat or. | | 3| |

ih manoo-aa at sabal hai chhaday na kit ai upaa-ay.
This mind is very powerful; we cannot escape it j ust by t rying.

dooj ai bhaa-ay dukh laa-idaa bahut ee day-ay saj aa-ay.
I n t he love of dualit y, people suffer in pain, condemned t o t errible punishment .

naanak naam lagay say ubray ha-umai sabad gavaa-ay. | | 4| | 18| | 51| |
O Nanak, t hose who are at t ached t o t he Naam are saved; t hrough t he Shabad, t heir
ego is banished. | | 4| | 18| | 51| |


sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

kirpaa karay gur paa-ee-ai har naamo day-ay drirh-aa-ay.
By His Grace, t he Guru is found, and t he Name of t he Lord is implant ed wit hin.

bin gur kinai na paa-i-o birt haa j anam gavaa-ay.
Wit hout t he Guru, no one has obt ained it ; t hey wast e away t heir lives in vain.

manmukh karam kamaavnay dargeh milai saj aa-ay. | | 1| |
The self-willed manmukhs creat e karma, and in t he Court of t he Lord, t hey receive
t heir punishment . | | 1| |

man ray dooj aa bhaa-o chukaa-ay.
O mind, give up t he love of dualit y.

ant ar t ayrai har vasai gur sayvaa sukh paa-ay. rahaa-o.
The Lord dwells wit hin you; serving t he Guru, you shall find peace. | | Pause| |

sach banee sach sabad hai j aa sach Dharay pi-aar.
When you love t he Trut h, your words are t rue; t hey reflect t he True Word of t he
Shabad.

har kaa naam man vasai ha-umai kroDh nivaar.
The Name of t he Lord dwells wit hin t he mind; egot ism and anger are wiped away.

man nirmal naam Dhi-aa-ee-ai t aa paa-ay mokh du-aar. | | 2| |
Medit at ing on t he Naam wit h a pure mind, t he Door of Liberat ion is found. | | 2| |


ha-umai vich j ag binasdaa mar j ammai aavai j aa-ay.
Engrossed in egot ism, t he world perishes. I t dies and is re-born; it cont inues coming
and going in reincarnat ion.

manmukh sabad na j aannee j aasan pat gavaa-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs do not recognize t he Shabad; t hey forfeit t heir honor, and
depart in disgrace.

gur sayvaa naa-o paa-ee-ai sachay rahai samaa-ay. | | 3| |
Serving t he Guru, t he Name is obt ained, and one remains absorbed in t he True Lord.
| | 3| |
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sabad mani-ai gur paa-ee-ai vichahu aap gavaa-ay.
Wit h fait h in t he Shabad, t he Guru is found, and selfishness is eradicat ed from wit hin.

an-din bhagat karay sadaa saachay kee liv laa-ay.
Night and day, worship t he True Lord wit h devot ion and love forever.

naam padaarat h man vasi-aa naanak sahj samaa-ay. | | 4| | 19| | 52| |
The Treasure of t he Naam abides in t he mind; O Nanak, in t he poise of perfect
balance, merge int o t he Lord. | | 4| | 19| | 52| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

j inee purkhee sat gur na sayvi-o say dukhee-ay j ug chaar.
Those who do not serve t he True Guru shall be miserable t hroughout t he four ages.


ghar hodaa purakh na pachhaani-aa abhimaan mut hay aha
N
kaar.
The Primal Being is wit hin t heir own home, but t hey do not recognize Him. They are
plundered by t heir egot ist ical pride and arrogance.

sat guroo ki-aa fit ki-aa mang t hakay sansaar.
Cursed by t he True Guru, t hey wander around t he world begging, unt il t hey are
exhaust ed.

sachaa sabad na sayvi-o sabh kaaj savaaranhaar. | | 1| |
They do not serve t he True Word of t he Shabad, which is t he solut ion t o all of t heir
problems. | | 1| |

man mayray sadaa har vaykh hadoor.
O my mind, see t he Lord ever close at hand.

j anam maran dukh parharai sabad rahi-aa bharpoor. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
He shall remove t he pains of deat h and rebirt h; t he Word of t he Shabad shall fill you
t o overflowing. | | 1| | Pause| |

sach salaahan say sachay sachaa naam aDhaar.
Those who praise t he True One are t rue; t he True Name is t heir Support .

sachee kaar kamaavnee sachay naal pi-aar.
They act t rut hfully, in love wit h t he True Lord.

sachaa saahu varat daa ko-ay na mayt anhaar.
The True King has writ t en His Order, which no one can erase.


manmukh mahal na paa-inee koorh mut hay koorhi-aar. | | 2| |
The self-willed manmukhs do not obt ain t he Mansion of t he Lord's Presence. The false
are plundered by falsehood. | | 2| |

ha-umai kart aa j ag mu-aa gur bin ghor anDhaar.
Engrossed in egot ism, t he world perishes. Wit hout t he Guru, t here is ut t er darkness.

maa-i-aa mohi visaari-aa sukh-daat a daat aar.
I n emot ional at t achment t o Maya, t hey have forgot t en t he Great Giver, t he Giver of
Peace.

sat gur sayveh t aa ubreh sach rakheh ur Dhaar.
Those who serve t he True Guru are saved; t hey keep t he True One enshrined in t heir
heart s.

kirpaa t ay har paa-ee-ai sach sabad veechaar. | | 3| |
By His Grace, we find t he Lord, and reflect on t he True Word of t he Shabad. | | 3| |

sat gur sayv man nirmalaa ha-umai t aj vikaar.
Serving t he True Guru, t he mind becomes immaculat e and pure; egot ism and
corrupt ion are discarded.

aap chhod j eevat marai gur kai sabad veechaar.
So abandon your selfishness, and remain dead while yet alive. Cont emplat e t he Word
of t he Guru's Shabad.

DhanDhaa Dhaavat reh ga-ay laagaa saach pi-aar.
The pursuit of worldly affairs comes t o an end, when you embrace love for t he True
One.


sach rat ay mukh uj lay t it saachai darbaar. | | 4| |
Those who are at t uned t o Trut h-t heir faces are radiant in t he Court of t he True Lord.
| | 4| |

sat gur purakh na mani-o sabad na lago pi-aar.
Those who do not have fait h in t he Primal Being, t he True Guru, and who do not
enshrine love for t he Shabad

isnaan daan j ayt aa karahi dooj ai bhaa-ay khu-aar.
-t hey t ake t heir cleansing bat hs, and give t o charit y again and again, but t hey are
ult imat ely consumed by t heir love of dualit y.

har j ee-o aapnee kirpaa karay t aa laagai naam pi-aar.
When t he Dear Lord Himself grant s His Grace, t hey are inspired t o love t he Naam.

naanak naam samaal t oo gur kai hayt apaar. | | 5| | 20| | 53| |
O Nanak, immerse yourself in t he Naam, t hrough t he I nfinit e Love of t he Guru.
| | 5| | 20| | 53| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

kis ha-o sayvee ki-aa j ap karee sat gur poochha-o j aa-ay.
Whom shall I serve? What shall I chant ? I will go and ask t he Guru.

sat gur kaa bhaanaa man la-ee vichahu aap gavaa-ay.
I will accept t he Will of t he True Guru, and eradicat e selfishness from wit hin.


ayhaa sayvaa chaakree naam vasai man aa-ay.
By t his work and service, t he Naam shall come t o dwell wit hin my mind.

naamai hee t ay sukh paa-ee-ai sachai sabad suhaa-ay. | | 1| |
Through t he Naam, peace is obt ained; I am adorned and embellished by t he True
Word of t he Shabad. | | 1| |

man mayray an-din j aag har chayt .
O my mind, remain awake and aware night and day, and t hink of t he Lord.

aapnee khayt ee rakh lai koo
N
j parhaigee khayt . | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Prot ect your crops, or else t he birds shall descend on your farm. | | 1| | Pause| |

man kee-aa ichhaa pooree-aa sabad rahi-aa bharpoor.
The desires of t he mind are fulfilled, when one is filled t o overflowing wit h t he
Shabad.

bhai bhaa-ay bhagat karahi din raat ee har j ee-o vaykhai sadaa hadoor.
One who fears, loves, and is devot ed t o t he Dear Lord day and night , sees Him always
close at hand.

sachai sabad sadaa man raat aa bharam ga-i-aa sareerahu door.
Doubt runs far away from t he bodies of t hose, whose minds remain forever at t uned t o
t he True Word of t he Shabad.

nirmal saahib paa-i-aa saachaa gunee gaheer. | | 2| |
The I mmaculat e Lord and Mast er is found. He is True; He is t he Ocean of Excellence.
| | 2| |


j o j aagay say ubray soot ay ga-ay muhaa-ay.
Those who remain awake and aware are saved, while t hose who sleep are plundered.

sachaa sabad na pachhaani-o supnaa ga-i-aa vihaa-ay.
They do not recognize t he True Word of t he Shabad, and like a dream, t heir lives fade
away.

sunj ay ghar kaa paahunaa j i-o aa-i-aa t i-o j aa-ay.
Like guest s in a desert ed house, t hey leave j ust exact ly as t hey have come.
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manmukh j anam birt haa ga-i-aa ki-aa muhu daysee j aa-ay. | | 3| |
The life of t he self-willed manmukh passes uselessly. What face will he show when he
passes beyond? | | 3| |

sabh kichh aapay aap hai ha-umai vich kahan na j aa-ay.
God Himself is everyt hing; t hose who are in t heir ego cannot even speak of t his.

gur kai sabad pachhaanee-ai dukh ha-umai vichahu gavaa-ay.
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, He is realized, and t he pain of egot ism is
eradicat ed from wit hin.

sat gur sayvan aapnaa ha-o t in kai laaga-o paa-ay.
I fall at t he feet of t hose who serve t heir True Guru.

naanak dar sachai sachiaar heh ha-o t in balihaarai j aa-o. | | 4| | 21| | 54| |
O Nanak, I am a sacrifice t o t hose who are found t o be t rue in t he True Court .
| | 4| | 21| | 54| |


sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

j ay vaylaa vakhat veechaaree-ai t aa kit vaylaa bhagat ho-ay.
Consider t he t ime and t he moment -when should we worship t he Lord?

an-din naamay rat i-aa sachay sachee so-ay.
Night and day, one who is at t uned t o t he Name of t he True Lord is t rue.

ik t il pi-aaraa visrai bhagat kinayhee ho-ay.
I f someone forget s t he Beloved Lord, even for an inst ant , what sort of devot ion is
t hat ?

man t an seet al saach si-o saas na birt haa ko-ay. | | 1| |
One whose mind and body are cooled and soot hed by t he True Lord-no breat h of his
is wast ed. | | 1| |

mayray man har kaa naam Dhi-aa-ay.
O my mind, medit at e on t he Name of t he Lord.

saachee bhagat t aa t hee-ai j aa har vasai man aa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
True devot ional worship is performed when t he Lord comes t o dwell in t he mind.
| | 1| | Pause| |

sehj ay khayt ee raahee-ai sach naam beej paa-ay.
Wit h int uit ive ease, cult ivat e your farm, and plant t he Seed of t he True Name.

khayt ee j ammee aglee manoo-aa raj aa sahj subhaa-ay.
The seedlings have sprout ed luxuriant ly, and wit h int uit ive ease, t he mind is sat isfied.


gur kaa sabad amrit hai j it peet ai t ikh j aa-ay.
The Word of t he Guru's Shabad is Ambrosial Nect ar; drinking it in, t hirst is quenched.

ih man saachaa sach rat aa sachay rahi-aa samaa-ay. | | 2| |
This t rue mind is at t uned t o Trut h, and it remains permeat ed wit h t he True One. | | 2| |

aakhan vaykhan bolnaa sabday rahi-aa samaa-ay.
I n speaking, in seeing and in words, remain immersed in t he Shabad.

banee vaj ee chahu j ugee sacho sach sunaa-ay.
The Word of t he Guru's Bani vibrat es t hroughout t he four ages. As Trut h, it t eaches
Trut h.

ha-umai mayraa reh ga-i-aa sachai la-i-aa milaa-ay.
Egot ism and possessiveness are eliminat ed, and t he True One absorbs t hem int o
Himself.

t in ka-o mahal hadoor hai j o sach rahay liv laa-ay. | | 3| |
Those who remain lovingly absorbed in t he True One see t he Mansion of His Presence
close at hand. | | 3| |

nadree naam Dhi-aa-ee-ai vin karmaa paa-i-aa na j aa-ay.
By His Grace, we medit at e on t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord. Wit hout His Mercy, it
cannot be obt ained.

poorai bhaag sat sangat lahai sat gur bhayt ai j is aa-ay.
Through perfect good dest iny, one finds t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion, and
one comes t o meet t he True Guru.


an-din naamay rat i-aa dukh bikhi-aa vichahu j aa-ay.
Night and day, remain at t uned t o t he Naam, and t he pain of corrupt ion shall be
dispelled from wit hin.

naanak sabad milaavrhaa naamay naam samaa-ay. | | 4| | 22| | 55| |
O Nanak, merging wit h t he Shabad t hrough t he Name, one is immersed in t he Name.
| | 4| | 22| | 55| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

aapnaa bha-o t in paa-i-on j in gur kaa sabad beechaar.
Those who cont emplat e t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad are filled wit h t he Fear of God.

sat sangt ee sadaa mil rahay sachay kay gun saar.
They remain forever merged wit h t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion; t hey dwell
upon t he Glories of t he True One.

dubiDhaa mail chukaa-ee-an har raakhi-aa ur Dhaar.
They cast off t he filt h of t heir ment al dualit y, and t hey keep t he Lord enshrined in
t heir heart s.

sachee banee sach man sachay naal pi-aar. | | 1| |
True is t heir speech, and t rue are t heir minds. They are in love wit h t he True One.
| | 1| |

man mayray ha-umai mail bhar naal.
O my mind, you are filled wit h t he filt h of egot ism.


har nirmal sadaa sohnaa sabad savaaranhaar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The I mmaculat e Lord is et ernally Beaut iful. We are adorned wit h t he Word of t he
Shabad. | | 1| | Pause| |

sachai sabad man mohi-aa parabh aapay la-ay milaa-ay.
God j oins t o Himself t hose whose minds are fascinat ed wit h t he True Word of His
Shabad.

an-din naamay rat i-aa j ot ee j ot samaa-ay.
Night and day, t hey are at t uned t o t he Naam, and t heir light is absorbed int o t he
Light .

j ot ee hoo parabh j aapdaa bin sat gur booj h na paa-ay.
Through His Light , God is revealed. Wit hout t he True Guru, underst anding is not
obt ained.

j in ka-o poorab likhi-aa sat gur bhayt i-aa t in aa-ay. | | 2| |
The True Guru comes t o meet t hose who have such pre-ordained dest iny. | | 2| |

vin naavai sabh dumnee dooj ai bhaa-ay khu-aa-ay.
Wit hout t he Name, all are miserable. I n t he love of dualit y, t hey are ruined.

t is bin gharhee na j eevdee dukhee rain vihaa-ay.
Wit hout Him, I cannot survive even for an inst ant , and my life-night passes in anguish.

bharam bhulaanaa anDhulaa fir fir aavai j aa-ay.
Wandering in doubt , t he spirit ually blind come and go in reincarnat ion, over and over
again.


nadar karay parabh aapnee aapay la-ay milaa-ay. | | 3| |
When God Himself best ows His Glance of Grace, He blends us int o Himself. | | 3| |
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sabh kichh sundaa vaykh-daa ki-o mukar pa-i-aa j aa-ay.
He hears and sees everyt hing. How can anyone deny Him?

paapo paap kamaavday paapay pacheh pachaa-ay.
Those who sin again and again, shall rot and die in sin.

so parabh nadar na aavee manmukh booj h na paa-ay.
God's Glance of Grace does not come t o t hem; t hose self-willed manmukhs do not
obt ain underst anding.

j is vaykhaalay so-ee vaykhai naanak gurmukh paa-ay. | | 4| | 23| | 56| |
They alone see t he Lord, unt o whom He reveals Himself. O Nanak, t he Gurmukhs find
Him. | | 4| | 23| | 56| |

sareeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

bin gur rog na t ut -ee ha-umai peerh na j aa-ay.
Wit hout t he Guru, t he disease is not cured, and t he pain of egot ism is not removed.

gur parsaadee man vasai naamay rahai samaa-ay.
By Guru's Grace, He dwells in t he mind, and one remains immersed in His Name.


gur sabdee har paa-ee-ai bin sabdai bharam bhulaa-ay. | | 1| |
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, t he Lord is found; wit hout t he Shabad,
people wander, deceived by doubt . | | 1| |

man ray nij ghar vaasaa ho-ay.
O mind, dwell in t he balanced st at e of your own inner being.

raam naam saalaahi t oo fir aavan j aan na ho-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Praise t he Lord's Name, and you shall no longer come and go in reincarnat ion.
| | 1| | Pause| |

har iko daat aa varat daa dooj aa avar na ko-ay.
The One Lord alone is t he Giver, pervading everywhere. There is no ot her at all.

sabad saalaahee man vasai sehj ay hee sukh ho-ay.
Praise t he Word of t he Shabad, and He shall come t o dwell in your mind; you shall be
blessed wit h int uit ive peace and poise.

sabh nadree andar vaykh-daa j ai bhaavai t ai day-ay. | | 2| |
Everyt hing is wit hin t he Lord's Glance of Grace. As He wishes, He gives. | | 2| |

ha-umai sabhaa ganat hai gant ai na-o sukh naahi.
I n egot ism, all must account for t heir act ions. I n t his account ing, t here is no peace.

bikh kee kaar kamaavnee bikh hee maahi samaahi.
Act ing in evil and corrupt ion, people are immersed in corrupt ion.


bin naavai t ha-ur na paa-inee j am pur dookh sahaahi. | | 3| |
Wit hout t he Name, t hey find no place of rest . I n t he Cit y of Deat h, t hey suffer in
agony. | | 3| |

j ee-o pind sabh t is daa t isai daa aaDhaar.
Body and soul all belong t o Him; He is t he Support of all.

gur parsaadee buj hee-ai t aa paa-ay mokh du-aar.
By Guru's Grace, underst anding comes, and t hen t he Door of Liberat ion is found.

naanak naam salaahi t oo
N
ant na paaraavaar. | | 4| | 24| | 57| |
O Nanak, sing t he Praises of t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord; He has no end or
limit at ion. | | 4| | 24| | 57| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

t inaa anand sadaa sukh hai j inaa sach naam aaDhaar.
Those who have t he Support of t he True Name are in ecst asy and peace forever.

gur sabdee sach paa-i-aa dookh nivaaranhaar.
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, t hey obt ain t he True One, t he Dest royer of
pain.

sadaa sadaa saachay gun gaavahi saachai naa-ay pi-aar.
Forever and ever, t hey sing t he Glorious Praises of t he True One; t hey love t he True
Name.


kirpaa kar kai aapnee dit on bhagat bhandaar. | | 1| |
When t he Lord Himself grant s His Grace, He best ows t he t reasure of devot ion. | | 1| |

man ray sadaa anand gun gaa-ay.
O mind, sing His Glorious Praises, and be in ecst asy forever.

sachee banee har paa-ee-ai har si-o rahai samaa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Through t he True Word of His Bani, t he Lord is obt ained, and one remains immersed
in t he Lord. | | 1| | Pause| |

sachee bhagt ee man laal t hee-aa rat aa sahj subhaa-ay.
I n t rue devot ion, t he mind is dyed in t he deep crimson color of t he Lord's Love, wit h
int uit ive peace and poise.

gur sabdee man mohi-aa kahnaa kachhoo na j aa-ay.
The mind is fascinat ed by t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, which cannot be described.

j ihvaa rat ee sabad sachai amrit peevai ras gun gaa-ay.
The t ongue imbued wit h t he True Word of t he Shabad drinks in t he Amrit wit h delight ,
singing His Glorious Praises.

gurmukh ayhu rang paa-ee-ai j is no kirpaa karay raj aa-ay. | | 2| |
The Gurmukh obt ains t his love, when t he Lord, in His Will, grant s His Grace. | | 2| |

sansaa ih sansaar hai sut i-aa rain vihaa-ay.
This world is an illusion; people pass t heir life-night s sleeping.

ik aapnai bhaanai kadh la-i-an aapay la-i-on milaa-ay.
By t he Pleasure of His Will, He lift s some out , and unit es t hem wit h Himself.


aapay hee aap man vasi-aa maa-i-aa moh chukaa-ay.
He Himself abides in t he mind, and drives out at t achment t o Maya.

aap vadaa-ee dit ee-an gurmukh day-ay buj haa-ay. | | 3| |
He Himself best ows glorious great ness; He inspires t he Gurmukh t o underst and. | | 3| |

sabhnaa kaa daat aa ayk hai bhuli-aa la-ay samj haa-ay.
The One Lord is t he Giver of all. He correct s t hose who make mist akes.

ik aapay aap khu-aa-i-an dooj ai chhadi-an laa-ay.
He Himself has deceived some, and at t ached t hem t o dualit y.

gurmat ee har paa-ee-ai j ot ee j ot milaa-ay.
Through t he Guru's Teachings, t he Lord is found, and one's light merges int o t he
Light .

an-din naamay rat i-aa naanak naam samaa-ay. | | 4| | 25| | 58| |
At t uned t o t he Name of t he Lord night and day, O Nanak, you shall be absorbed int o
t he Name. | | 4| | 25| | 58| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

gunvant ee sach paa-i-aa t arisnaa t aj vikaar.
The virt uous obt ain Trut h; t hey give up t heir desires for evil and corrupt ion.

gur sabdee man rangi-aa rasnaa paraym pi-aar.
Their minds are imbued wit h t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad; t he Love of t heir Beloved
is on t heir t ongues.

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bin sat gur kinai na paa-i-o kar vaykhhu man veechaar.
Wit hout t he True Guru, no one has found Him; reflect upon t his in your mind and see.

manmukh mail na ut rai j ichar gur sabad na karay pi-aar. | | 1| |
The filt h of t he self-willed manmukhs is not washed off; t hey have no love for t he
Guru's Shabad. | | 1| |

man mayray sat gur kai bhaanai chal.
O my mind, walk in harmony wit h t he True Guru.

nij ghar vaseh amrit peeveh t aa sukh laheh mahal. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Dwell wit hin t he home of your own inner being, and drink in t he Ambrosial Nect ar;
you shall at t ain t he Peace of t he Mansion of His Presence. | | 1| | Pause| |

a-ugunvant ee gun ko nahee bahan na milai hadoor.
The unvirt uous have no merit ; t hey are not allowed t o sit in His Presence.

manmukh sabad na j aan-ee avgan so parabh door.
The self-willed manmukhs do not know t he Shabad; t hose wit hout virt ue are far
removed from God.

j inee sach pachhaani-aa sach rat ay bharpoor.
Those who recognize t he True One are permeat ed and at t uned t o Trut h.

gur sabdee man bayDhi-aa parabh mili-aa aap hadoor. | | 2| |
Their minds are pierced t hrough by t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, and God Himself
ushers t hem int o His Presence. | | 2| |


aapay rangan rangi-on sabday la-i-on milaa-ay.
He Himself dyes us in t he Color of His Love; t hrough t he Word of His Shabad, He
unit es us wit h Himself.

sachaa rang na ut rai j o sach rat ay liv laa-ay.
This True Color shall not fade away, for t hose who are at t uned t o His Love.

chaaray kundaa bhav t hakay manmukh booj h na paa-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs grow weary of wandering around in all four direct ions, but
t hey do not underst and.

j is sat gur maylay so milai sachai sabad samaa-ay. | | 3| |
One who is unit ed wit h t he True Guru, meet s and merges in t he True Word of t he
Shabad. | | 3| |

mit ar ghanayray kar t hakee mayraa dukh kaat ai ko-ay.
I have grown weary of making so many friends, hoping t hat someone might be able t o
end my suffering.

mil pareet am dukh kat i-aa sabad milaavaa ho-ay.
Meet ing wit h my Beloved, my suffering has ended; I have at t ained Union wit h t he
Word of t he Shabad.

sach khat naa sach raas hai sachay sachee so-ay.
Earning Trut h, and accumulat ing t he Wealt h of Trut h, t he t rut hful person gains a
reput at ion of Trut h.

sach milay say na vichhurheh naanak gurmukh ho-ay. | | 4| | 26| | 59| |
Meet ing wit h t he True One, O Nanak, t he Gurmukh shall not be separat ed from Him
again. | | 4| | 26| | 59| |


sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

aapay kaaran kart aa karay sarisat daykhai aap upaa-ay.
The Creat or Himself creat ed t he Creat ion; He produced t he Universe, and He Himself
wat ches over it .

sabh ayko ik varat daa alakh na lakhi-aa j aa-ay.
The One and Only Lord is pervading and permeat ing all. The Unseen cannot be seen.

aapay parabhoo da-i-aal hai aapay day-ay buj haa-ay.
God Himself is Merciful; He Himself best ows underst anding.

gurmat ee sad man vasi-aa sach rahay liv laa-ay. | | 1| |
Through t he Guru's Teachings, t he True One dwells forever in t he mind of t hose who
remain lovingly at t ached t o Him. | | 1| |

man mayray gur kee man lai raj aa-ay.
O my mind, surrender t o t he Guru's Will.

man t an seet al sabh t hee-ai naam vasai man aa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Mind and body are t ot ally cooled and soot hed, and t he Naam comes t o dwell in t he
mind. | | 1| | Pause| |

j in kar kaaran Dhaari-aa so-ee saar karay-i.
Having creat ed t he creat ion, He support s it and t akes care of it .


gur kai sabad pachhaanee-ai j aa aapay nadar karay-i.
The Word of t he Guru's Shabad is realized, when He Himself best ows His Glance of
Grace.

say j an sabday sohnay t it sachai darbaar.
Those who are beaut ifully adorned wit h t he Shabad in t he Court of t he True Lord

gurmukh sachai sabad rat ay aap maylay kart aar. | | 2| |
-t hose Gurmukhs are at t uned t o t he True Word of t he Shabad; t he Creat or unit es
t hem wit h Himself. | | 2| |

gurmat ee sach salaahnaa j is daa ant na paaraavaar.
Through t he Guru's Teachings, praise t he True One, who has no end or limit at ion.

ghat ghat aapay hukam vasai hukmay karay beechaar.
He dwells in each and every heart , by t he Hukam of His Command; by His Hukam, we
cont emplat e Him.

gur sabdee salaahee-ai ha-umai vichahu kho-ay.
So praise Him t hrough t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, and drive out egot ism from
wit hin.

saa Dhan naavai baahree avganvant ee ro-ay. | | 3| |
That soul-bride who lacks t he Lord's Name act s wit hout virt ue, and so she grieves.
| | 3| |

sach salaahee sach lagaa sachai naa-ay t aripat ho-ay.
Praising t he True One, at t ached t o t he True One, I am sat isfied wit h t he True Name.


gun veechaaree gun sangrahaa avgun kadhaa Dho-ay.
Cont emplat ing His Virt ues, I accumulat e virt ue and merit ; I wash myself clean of
demerit s.

aapay mayl milaa-idaa fir vaychhorhaa na ho-ay.
He Himself unit es us in His Union; t here is no more separat ion.

naanak gur saalaahee aapnaa j idoo paa-ee parabh so-ay. | | 4| | 27| | 60| |
O Nanak, I sing t he Praises of my Guru; t hrough Him, I find t hat God. | | 4| | 27| | 60| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

sun sun kaam gahaylee-ay ki-aa chaleh baah ludaa-ay.
List en, list en, O soul-bride: you are overt aken by sexual desire-why do you walk like
t hat , swinging your arms in j oy?

aapnaa pir na pachhaanhee ki-aa muhu dayseh j aa-ay.
You do not recognize your own Husband Lord! When you go t o Him, what face will
you show Him?
`
j inee sakhee
N
kant pachhaani-aa ha-o t in kai laaga-o paa-ay.
I t ouch t he feet of my sist er soul-brides who have known t heir Husband Lord.

t in hee j aisee t hee rahaa sat sangat mayl milaa-ay. | | 1| |
I f only I could be like t hem! Joining t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion, I am
unit ed in His Union. | | 1| |

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munDhay koorh mut hee koorhi-aar.
O woman, t he false ones are being cheat ed by falsehood.

pir parabh saachaa sohnaa paa-ee-ai gur beechaar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
God is your Husband; He is Handsome and True. He is obt ained by reflect ing upon t he
Guru. | | 1| | Pause| |

manmukh kant na pachhaan-ee t in ki-o rain vihaa-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs do not recognize t heir Husband Lord; how will t hey spend
t heir life-night ?

garab at ee-aa t arisnaa j aleh dukh paavahi dooj ai bhaa-ay.
Filled wit h arrogance, t hey burn wit h desire; t hey suffer in t he pain of t he love of
dualit y.

sabad rat ee-aa sohaaganee t in vichahu ha-umai j aa-ay.
The happy soul-brides are at t uned t o t he Shabad; t heir egot ism is eliminat ed from
wit hin.

sadaa pir raaveh aapnaa t inaa sukhay sukh vihaa-ay. | | 2| |
They enj oy t heir Husband Lord forever, and t heir life-night passes in t he most blissful
peace. | | 2| |

gi-aan vihoonee pir mut ee-aa piram na paa-i-aa j aa-ay.
She is ut t erly lacking in spirit ual wisdom; she is abandoned by her Husband Lord. She
cannot obt ain His Love.


agi-aan mat ee anDhayr hai bin pir daykhay bhukh na j aa-ay.
I n t he darkness of int ellect ual ignorance, she cannot see her Husband, and her hunger
does not depart .

aavhu milhu sahayleeho mai pir dayh milaa-ay.
Come and meet wit h me, my sist er soul-brides, and unit e me wit h my Husband.

poorai bhaag sat gur milai pir paa-i-aa sach samaa-ay. | | 3| |
She who meet s t he True Guru, by perfect good fort une, finds her Husband; she is
absorbed in t he True One. | | 3| |

say sahee-aa sohaaganee j in ka-o nadar karay-i.
Those upon whom He cast s His Glance of Grace become His happy soul-brides.

khasam pachhaaneh aapnaa t an man aagai day-ay.
One who recognizes her Lord and Mast er places her body and mind in offering before
Him.

ghar var paa-i-aa aapnaa ha-umai door karay-i.
Wit hin her own home, she finds her Husband Lord; her egot ism is dispelled.

naanak sobhaavant ee-aa sohaaganee an-din bhagat karay-i. | | 4| | 28| | 61| |
O Nanak, t he happy soul-brides are embellished and exalt ed; night and day t hey are
absorbed in devot ional worship. | | 4| | 28| | 61| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:


ik pir raaveh aapnaa ha-o kai dar poochha-o j aa-ay.
Some enj oy t heir Husband Lord; unt o whose door should I go t o ask for Him?

sat gur sayvee bhaa-o kar mai pir dayh milaa-ay.
I serve my True Guru wit h love, t hat He may lead me t o Union wit h my Husband Lord.

sabh upaa-ay aapay vaykhai kis nayrhai kis door.
He creat ed all, and He Himself wat ches over us. Some are close t o Him, and some are
far away.

j in pir sangay j aani-aa pir raavay sadaa hadoor. | | 1| |
She who knows her Husband Lord t o be always wit h her, enj oys His Const ant
Presence. | | 1| |

munDhay t oo chal gur kai bhaa-ay.
O woman, you must walk in harmony wit h t he Guru's Will.

an-din raaveh pir aapnaa sehj ay sach samaa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Night and day, you shall enj oy your Husband, and you shall int uit ively merge int o t he
True One. | | 1| | Pause| |

sabad rat ee-aa sohaaganee sachai sabad seegaar.
At t uned t o t he Shabad, t he happy soul-brides are adorned wit h t he True Word of t he
Shabad.

har var paa-in ghar aapnai gur kai hayt pi-aar.
Wit hin t heir own home, t hey obt ain t he Lord as t heir Husband, wit h love for t he Guru.


sayj suhaavee har rang ravai bhagat bharay bhandaar.
Upon her beaut iful and cozy bed, she enj oys t he Love of her Lord. She is overflowing
wit h t he t reasure of devot ion.

so parabh pareet am man vasai j e sabhsai day-ay aDhaar. | | 2| |
That Beloved God abides in her mind; He gives His Support t o all. | | 2| |

pir saalaahan aapnaa t in kai ha-o sad balihaarai j aa-o.
I am forever a sacrifice t o t hose who praise t heir Husband Lord.

man t an arpee sir day-ee t in kai laagaa paa-ay.
I dedicat e my mind and body t o t hem, and give my head as well; I fall at t heir feet .

j inee ik pachhaani-aa dooj aa bhaa-o chukaa-ay.
Those who recognize t he One renounce t he love of dualit y.

gurmukh naam pachhaanee-ai naanak sach samaa-ay. | | 3| | 29| | 62| |
The Gurmukh recognizes t he Naam, O Nanak, and is absorbed int o t he True One.
| | 3| | 29| | 62| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

har j ee sachaa sach t oo sabh kichh t ayrai cheerai.
O Dear Lord, You are t he Truest of t he True. All t hings are in Your Power.

lakh cha-oraaseeh t arasday firay bin gur bhayt ay peerai.
The 8.4 million species of beings wander around searching for You, but wit hout t he
Guru, t hey do not find You.


har j ee-o bakhsay bakhas la-ay sookh sadaa sareerai.
When t he Dear Lord grant s His Forgiveness, t his human body finds last ing peace.

gur parsaadee sayv karee sach gahir gambheerai. | | 1| |
By Guru's Grace, I serve t he True One, who is I mmeasurably Deep and Profound.
| | 1| |

man mayray naam rat ay sukh ho-ay.
O my mind, at t uned t o t he Naam, you shall find peace.

gurmat ee naam salaahee-ai dooj aa avar na ko-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Follow t he Guru's Teachings, and praise t he Naam; t here is no ot her at all.
| | 1| | Pause| |

Dharam raa-ay no hukam hai bahi sachaa Dharam beechaar.
The Right eous Judge of Dharma, by t he Hukam of God's Command, sit s and
administ ers True Just ice.

dooj ai bhaa-ay dusat aat maa oh t ayree sarkaar.
Those evil souls, ensnared by t he love of dualit y, are subj ect t o Your Command.

aDhi-aat mee har gun t aas man j aapeh ayk muraar.
The souls on t heir spirit ual j ourney chant and medit at e wit hin t heir minds on t he One
Lord, t he Treasure of Excellence.
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t in kee sayvaa Dharam raa-ay karai Dhan savaaranhaar. | | 2| |
The Right eous Judge of Dharma serves t hem; blessed is t he Lord who adorns t hem.
| | 2| |


man kay bikaar maneh t aj ai man chookai moh abhimaan.
One who eliminat es ment al wickedness from wit hin t he mind, and cast s out emot ional
at t achment and egot ist ical pride,

aat am raam pachhaani-aa sehj ay naam samaan.
comes t o recognize t he All-pervading Soul, and is int uit ively absorbed int o t he Naam.

bin sat gur mukat na paa-ee-ai manmukh firai divaan.
Wit hout t he True Guru, t he self-willed manmukhs do not find liberat ion; t hey wander
around like lunat ics.

sabad na cheenai kat hnee badnee karay bikhi-aa maahi samaan. | | 3| |
They do not cont emplat e t he Shabad; engrossed in corrupt ion, t hey ut t er only empt y
words. | | 3| |

sabh kichh aapay aap hai dooj aa avar na ko-ay.
He Himself is everyt hing; t here is no ot her at all.

j i-o bolaa-ay t i-o bolee-ai j aa aap bulaa-ay so-ay.
I speak j ust as He makes me speak, when He Himself makes me speak.

gurmukh banee barahm hai sabad milaavaa ho-ay.
The Word of t he Gurmukh is God Himself. Through t he Shabad, we merge in Him.

naanak naam samaal t oo j it sayvi-ai sukh ho-ay. | | 4| | 30| | 63| |
O Nanak, remember t he Naam; serving Him, peace is obt ained. | | 4| | 30| | 63| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:


j ag ha-umai mail dukh paa-i-aa mal laagee dooj ai bhaa-ay.
The world is pollut ed wit h t he filt h of egot ism, suffering in pain. This filt h st icks t o
t hem because of t heir love of dualit y.

mal ha-umai Dhot ee kivai na ut rai j ay sa-o t irat h naa-ay.
This filt h of egot ism cannot be washed away, even by t aking cleansing bat hs at
hundreds of sacred shrines.

baho biDh karam kamaavday doonee mal laagee aa-ay.
Performing all sort s of rit uals, people are smeared wit h t wice as much filt h.

parhi-ai mail na ut rai poochhahu gi-aanee-aa j aa-ay. | | 1| |
This filt h is not removed by st udying. Go ahead, and ask t he wise ones. | | 1| |

man mayray gur saran aavai t aa nirmal ho-ay.
O my mind, coming t o t he Sanct uary of t he Guru, you shall become immaculat e and
pure.

manmukh har har kar t hakay mail na sakee Dho-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The self-willed manmukhs have grown weary of chant ing t he Name of t he Lord, Har,
Har, but t heir filt h cannot be removed. | | 1| | Pause| |

man mailai bhagat na hova-ee naam na paa-i-aa j aa-ay.
Wit h a pollut ed mind, devot ional service cannot be performed, and t he Naam, t he
Name of t he Lord, cannot be obt ained.

manmukh mailay mailay mu-ay j aasan pat gavaa-ay.
The filt hy, self-willed manmukhs die in filt h, and t hey depart in disgrace.


gur parsaadee man vasai mal ha-umai j aa-ay samaa-ay.
By Guru's Grace, t he Lord comes t o abide in t he mind, and t he filt h of egot ism is
dispelled.

j i-o anDhayrai deepak baalee-ai t i-o gur gi-aan agi-aan t aj aa-ay. | | 2| |
Like a lamp lit in t he darkness, t he spirit ual wisdom of t he Guru dispels ignorance.
| | 2| |

ham kee-aa ham karhagay ham moorakh gaavaar.
"I have done t his, and I will do t hat "-I am an idiot ic fool for saying t his!

karnai vaalaa visri-aa dooj ai bhaa-ay pi-aar.
I have forgot t en t he Doer of all; I am caught in t he love of dualit y.

maa-i-aa j ayvad dukh nahee sabh bhav t hakay sansaar.
There is no pain as great as t he pain of Maya; it drives people t o wander all around
t he world, unt il t hey become exhaust ed.

gurmat ee sukh paa-ee-ai sach naam ur Dhaar. | | 3| |
Through t he Guru's Teachings, peace is found, wit h t he True Name enshrined in t he
heart . | | 3| |

j is no maylay so milai ha-o t is balihaarai j aa-o.
I am a sacrifice t o t hose who meet and merge wit h t he Lord.

ay man bhagt ee rat i-aa sach banee nij t haa-o.
This mind is at t uned t o devot ional worship; t hrough t he True Word of Gurbani, it finds
it s own home.


man rat ay j ihvaa rat ee har gun sachay gaa-o.
Wit h t he mind so imbued, and t he t ongue imbued as well, sing t he Glorious Praises of
t he True Lord.

naanak naam na veesrai sachay maahi samaa-o. | | 4| | 31| | 64| |
O Nanak, never forget t he Naam; immerse yourself in t he True One. | | 4| | 31| | 64| |

sireeraag mehlaa 4 ghar 1.
Siree Raag, Fourt h Mehl, First House:

mai man t an birahu at aglaa ki-o pareet am milai ghar aa-ay.
Wit hin my mind and body is t he int ense pain of separat ion; how can my Beloved come
t o meet me in my home?

j aa daykhaa parabh aapnaa parabh daykhi-ai dukh j aa-ay.
When I see my God, seeing God Himself, my pain is t aken away.

j aa-ay puchhaa t in saj naa parabh kit biDh milai milaa-ay. | | 1| |
I go and ask my friends, "How can I meet and merge wit h God?"| | 1| |

mayray sat iguraa mai t uj h bin avar na ko-ay.
O my True Guru, wit hout You I have no ot her at all.

ham moorakh mugaDh sarnaagat ee kar kirpaa maylay har so-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I am foolish and ignorant ; I seek Your Sanct uary. Please be Merciful and unit e me
wit h t he Lord. | | 1| | Pause| |


sat gur daat aa har naam kaa parabh aap milaavai so-ay.
The True Guru is t he Giver of t he Name of t he Lord. God Himself causes us t o meet
Him.

sat gur har parabh buj hi-aa gur j ayvad avar na ko-ay.
The True Guru underst ands t he Lord God. There is no ot her as Great as t he Guru.

ha-o gur sarnaa-ee dheh pavaa kar da-i-aa maylay parabh so-ay. | | 2| |
I have come and collapsed in t he Guru's Sanct uary. I n His Kindness, He has unit ed me
wit h God. | | 2| |

manhat h kinai na paa-i-aa kar upaav t hakay sabh ko-ay.
No one has found Him by st ubborn-mindedness. All have grown weary of t he effort .
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sahas si-aanap kar rahay man korai rang na ho-ay.
Thousands of clever ment al t ricks have been t ried, but st ill, t he raw and undisciplined
mind does not absorb t he Color of t he Lord's Love.

koorh kapat kinai na paa-i-o j o beej ai khaavai so-ay. | | 3| |
By falsehood and decept ion, none have found Him. What ever you plant , you shall eat .
| | 3| |

sabhnaa t ayree aas parabh sabh j ee-a t ayray t oo
N
raas.
O God, You are t he Hope of all. All beings are Yours; You are t he Wealt h of all.

parabh t uDhhu khaalee ko nahee dar gurmukhaa no saabaas.
O God, none ret urn from You empt y-handed; at Your Door, t he Gurmukhs are praised
and acclaimed.


bikh bha-oj al dubday kadh lai j an naanak kee ardaas. | | 4| | 1| | 65| |
I n t he t errifying world-ocean of poison, people are drowning-please lift t hem up and
save t hem! This is servant Nanak's humble prayer. | | 4| | 1| | 65| |

sireeraag mehlaa 4.
Siree Raag, Fourt h Mehl:

naam milai man t aripat -ee-ai bin naamai Dharig j eevaas.
Receiving t he Naam, t he mind is sat isfied; wit hout t he Naam, life is cursed.

ko-ee gurmukh saj an j ay milai mai dasay parabh gunt aas.
I f I meet t he Gurmukh, my Spirit ual Friend, he will show me God, t he Treasure of
Excellence.

ha-o t is vit ahu cha-o khannee-ai mai naam karay pargaas. | | 1| |
I am every bit a sacrifice t o one who reveals t o me t he Naam. | | 1| |

mayray pareet amaa ha-o j eevaa naam Dhi-aa-ay.
O my Beloved, I live by medit at ing on Your Name.

bin naavai j eevan naa t hee-ai mayray sat gur naam drirh-aa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Wit hout Your Name, my life does not even exist . My True Guru has implant ed t he
Naam wit hin me. | | 1| | Pause| |

naam amolak rat an hai pooray sat gur paas.
The Naam is a Priceless Jewel; it is wit h t he Perfect True Guru.


sat gur sayvai lagi-aa kadh rat an dayvai pargaas.
When one is enj oined t o serve t he True Guru, He brings out t his Jewel and best ows
t his enlight enment .

Dhan vadbhaagee vad bhaagee-aa j o aa-ay milay gur paas. | | 2| |
Blessed, and most fort unat e of t he very fort unat e, are t hose who come t o meet t he
Guru. | | 2| |

j inaa sat gur purakh na bhayt i-o say bhaagheen vas kaal.
Those who have not met t he Primal Being, t he True Guru, are most unfort unat e, and
are subj ect t o deat h.

o-ay fir fir j on bhavaa-ee-ah vich vist aa kar vikraal.
They wander in reincarnat ion over and over again, as t he most disgust ing maggot s in
manure.

onaa paas du-aas na bhit ee-ai j in ant ar kroDh chandaal. | | 3| |
Do not meet wit h, or even approach t hose people, whose heart s are filled wit h
horrible anger. | | 3| |

sat gur purakh amrit sar vadbhaagee naaveh aa-ay.
The True Guru, t he Primal Being, is t he Pool of Ambrosial Nect ar. The very fort unat e
ones come t o bat he in it .

un j anam j anam kee mail ut rai nirmal naam drirh-aa-ay.
The filt h of many incarnat ions is washed away, and t he I mmaculat e Naam is
implant ed wit hin.


j an naanak ut am pad paa-i-aa sat gur kee liv laa-ay. | | 4| | 2| | 66| |
Servant Nanak has obt ained t he most exalt ed st at e, lovingly at t uned t o t he True Guru.
| | 4| | 2| | 66| |

sireeraag mehlaa 4.
Siree Raag, Fourt h Mehl:

gun gaavaa gun vit hraa gun bolee mayree maa-ay.
I sing His Glories, I describe His Glories, I speak of His Glories, O my mot her.

gurmukh saj an gunkaaree-aa mil saj an har gun gaa-ay.
The Gurmukhs, my spirit ual friends, best ow virt ue. Meet ing wit h my spirit ual friends, I
sing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord.

heerai heer mil bayDhi-aa rang chaloolai naa-ay. | | 1| |
The Diamond of t he Guru has pierced t he diamond of my mind, which is now dyed in
t he deep crimson color of t he Name. | | 1| |

mayray govindaa gun gaavaa t aripat man ho-ay.
O my Lord of t he Universe, singing Your Glorious Praises, my mind is sat isfied.

ant ar pi-aas har naam kee gur t us milaavai so-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Wit hin me is t he t hirst for t he Lord's Name; may t he Guru, in His Pleasure, grant it t o
me. | | 1| | Pause| |

man rangahu vadbhaageeho gur t ut haa karay pasaa-o.
Let your minds be imbued wit h His Love, O blessed and fort unat e ones. By His
Pleasure, t he Guru best ows His Gift s.


gur naam drirh-aa-ay rang si-o ha-o sat gur kai bal j aa-o.
The Guru has lovingly implant ed t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, wit hin me; I am a
sacrifice t o t he True Guru.

bin sat gur har naam na labh-ee lakh kot ee karam kamaa-o. | | 2| |
Wit hout t he True Guru, t he Name of t he Lord is not found, even t hough people may
perform hundreds of t housands, even millions of rit uals. | | 2| |

bin bhaagaa sat gur naa milai ghar bait hi-aa nikat nit paas.
Wit hout dest iny, t he True Guru is not found, even t hough He sit s wit hin t he home of
our own inner being, always near and close at hand.

ant ar agi-aan dukh bharam hai vich parh-daa door pa-ee-aas.
There is ignorance wit hin, and t he pain of doubt , like a separat ing screen.

bin sat gur bhayt ay kanchan naa t hee-ai manmukh lohu boodaa bayrhee paas. | | 3| |
Wit hout meet ing wit h t he True Guru, no one is t ransformed int o gold. The self-willed
manmukh sinks like iron, while t he boat is very close. | | 3| |

sat gur bohit h har naav hai kit biDh charhi-aa j aa-ay.
The Boat of t he True Guru is t he Name of t he Lord. How can we climb on board?

sat gur kai bhaanai j o chalai vich bohit h bait haa aa-ay.
One who walks in harmony wit h t he True Guru's Will comes t o sit in t his Boat .

Dhan Dhan vadbhaagee naankaa j inaa sat gur la-ay milaa-ay. | | 4| | 3| | 67| |
Blessed, blessed are t hose very fort unat e ones, O Nanak, who are unit ed wit h t he
Lord t hrough t he True Guru. | | 4| | 3| | 67| |

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sireeraag mehlaa 4.
Siree Raag, Fourt h Mehl:

ha-o pant h dasaa-ee nit kharhee ko-ee parabh dasay t in j aa-o.
I st and by t he wayside and ask t he Way. I f only someone would show me t he Way t o
God-I would go wit h him.

j inee mayraa pi-aaraa raavi-aa t in peechhai laag firaa-o.
I follow in t he foot st eps of t hose who enj oy t he Love of my Beloved.

kar minat kar j od-rhee mai parabh milnai kaa chaa-o. | | 1| |
I beg of t hem, I implore t hem; I have such a yearning t o meet God! | | 1| |

mayray bhaa-ee j anaa ko-ee mo ka-o har parabh mayl milaa-ay.
O my Siblings of Dest iny, please unit e me in Union wit h my Lord God.

ha-o sat gur vit ahu vaari-aa j in har parabh dee-aa dikhaa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I am a sacrifice t o t he True Guru, who has shown me t he Lord God. | | 1| | Pause| |

ho-ay nimaanee dheh pavaa pooray sat gur paas.
I n deep humilit y, I fall at t he Feet of t he Perfect True Guru.

nimaani-aa gur maan hai gur sat gur karay saabaas.
The Guru is t he Honor of t he dishonored. The Guru, t he True Guru, brings approval
and applause.


ha-o gur saalaahi na raj -oo mai maylay har parabh paas. | | 2| |
I am never t ired of praising t he Guru, who unit es me wit h t he Lord God. | | 2| |

sat gur no sabh ko lochdaa j ayt aa j agat sabh ko-ay.
Everyone, all over t he world, longs for t he True Guru.

bin bhaagaa darsan naa t hee-ai bhaagheen bahi ro-ay.
Wit hout t he good fort une of dest iny, t he Blessed Vision of His Darshan is not obt ained.
The unfort unat e ones j ust sit and cry.

j o har parabh bhaanaa so t hee-aa Dhur likhi-aa na mayt ai ko-ay. | | 3| |
All t hings happen according t o t he Will of t he Lord God. No one can erase t he pre-
ordained Writ of Dest iny. | | 3| |

aapay sat gur aap har aapay mayl milaa-ay.
He Himself is t he True Guru; He Himself is t he Lord. He Himself unit es in His Union.

aap da-i-aa kar maylsee gur sat gur peechhai paa-ay.
I n His Kindness, He unit es us wit h Himself, as we follow t he Guru, t he True Guru.

sabh j agj eevan j ag aap hai naanak j al j aleh samaa-ay. | | 4| | 4| | 68| |
Over all t he world, He is t he Life of t he World, O Nanak, like wat er mingled wit h
wat er. | | 4| | 4| | 68| |

sireeraag mehlaa 4.
Siree Raag, Fourt h Mehl:


ras amrit naam ras at bhalaa kit biDh milai ras khaa-ay.
The Essence of t he Ambrosial Naam is t he most sublime essence; how can I get t o
t ast e t his essence?

j aa-ay puchhahu sohaaganee t usaa ki-o kar mili-aa parabh aa-ay.
I go and ask t he happy soul-brides, "How did you come t o meet God?"

o-ay vayparvaah na bolnee ha-o mal mal Dhovaa t in paa-ay. | | 1| |
They are care-free and do not speak; I massage and wash t heir feet . | | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray mil saj an har gun saar.
O Siblings of Dest iny, meet wit h your spirit ual friend, and dwell upon t he Glorious
Praises of t he Lord.

saj an sat gur purakh hai dukh kadhai ha-umai maar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The True Guru, t he Primal Being, is your Friend, who shall drive out pain and subdue
your ego. | | 1| | Pause| |

gurmukhee-aa sohaaganee t in da-i-aa pa-ee man aa-ay.
The Gurmukhs are t he happy soul-brides; t heir minds are filled wit h kindness.

sat gur vachan rat ann hai j o mannay so har ras khaa-ay.
The Word of t he True Guru is t he Jewel. One who believes in it t ast es t he Sublime
Essence of t he Lord.

say vadbhaagee vad j aanee-ahi j in har ras khaaDhaa gur bhaa-ay. | | 2| |
Those who part ake of t he Lord's Sublime Essence, t hrough t he Guru's Love, are
known as great and very fort unat e. | | 2| |


ih har ras van t in sabhat hai bhaagheen nahee khaa-ay.
This Sublime Essence of t he Lord is in t he forest s, in t he fields and everywhere, but
t he unfort unat e ones do not t ast e it .

bin sat gur palai naa pavai manmukh rahay billaa-ay.
Wit hout t he True Guru, it is not obt ained. The self-willed manmukhs cont inue t o cry in
misery.

o-ay sat gur aagai naa niveh onaa ant ar kroDh balaa-ay. | | 3| |
They do not bow before t he True Guru; t he demon of anger is wit hin t hem. | | 3| |

har har har ras aap hai aapay har ras ho-ay.
The Lord Himself, Har, Har, Har, is t he Sublime Essence. The Lord Himself is t he
Essence.

aap da-i-aa kar dayvsee gurmukh amrit cho-ay.
I n His Kindness, He blesses t he Gurmukh wit h it ; t he Ambrosial Nect ar of t his Amrit
t rickles down.

sabh t an man hari-aa ho-i-aa naanak har vasi-aa man so-ay. | | 4| | 5| | 69| |
Then, t he body and mind t ot ally blossom fort h and flourish; O Nanak, t he Lord comes
t o dwell wit hin t he mind. | | 4| | 5| | 69| |

sireeraag mehlaa 4.
Siree Raag, Fourt h Mehl:

dinas charhai fir aat hvai rain sabaa-ee j aa-ay.
The day dawns, and t hen it ends, and t he night passes away.


aav ghat ai nar naa buj hai nit moosaa laaj t ukaa-ay.
Man's life is diminishing, but he does not underst and. Each day, t he mouse of deat h is
gnawing away at t he rope of life.

gurh mit haa maa-i-aa pasri-aa manmukh lag maakhee pachai pachaa-ay. | | 1| |
Maya spreads out like sweet molasses; t he self-willed manmukh is st uck like a fly,
rot t ing away. | | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray mai meet sakhaa parabh so-ay.
O Siblings of Dest iny, God is my Friend and Companion.

put kalat moh bikh hai ant baylee ko-ay na ho-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Emot ional at t achment t o children and spouse is poison; in t he end, no one will go
along wit h you as your helper. | | 1| | Pause| |

gurmat har liv ubray alipat rahay sarnaa-ay.
Through t he Guru's Teachings, some embrace love for t he Lord, and are saved. They
remain det ached and unaffect ed, and t hey find t he Sanct uary of t he Lord.
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onee chalan sadaa nihaali-aa har kharach lee-aa pat paa-ay.
They keep deat h const ant ly before t heir eyes; t hey gat her t he Provisions of t he Lord's
Name, and receive honor.

gurmukh dargeh manee-ah har aap la-ay gal laa-ay. | | 2| |
The Gurmukhs are honored in t he Court of t he Lord. The Lord Himself t akes t hem in
His Loving Embrace. | | 2| |


gurmukhaa no pant h pargat aa dar t haak na ko-ee paa-ay.
For t he Gurmukhs, t he Way is obvious. At t he Lord's Door, t hey face no obst ruct ions.

har naam salaahan naam man naam rahan liv laa-ay.
They praise t he Lord's Name, t hey keep t he Naam in t heir minds, and t hey remain
at t ached t o t he Love of t he Naam.

anhad Dhunee dar vaj day dar sachai sobhaa paa-ay. | | 3| |
The Unst ruck Celest ial Music vibrat es for t hem at t he Lord's Door, and t hey are
honored at t he True Door. | | 3| |

j inee gurmukh naam sahaali-aa t inaa sabh ko kahai saabaas.
Those Gurmukhs who praise t he Naam are applauded by everyone.

t in kee sangat deh parabh mai j aachik kee ardaas.
Grant me t heir company, God-I am a beggar; t his is my prayer.

naanak bhaag vaday t inaa gurmukhaa j in ant ar naam pargaas. | | 4| | 33| | 31| | 6| | 70| |
O Nanak, great is t he good fort une of t hose Gurmukhs, who are filled wit h t he Light of
t he Naam wit hin. | | 4| | 33| | 31| | 6| | 70| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5 ghar 1.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl, First House:

ki-aa t oo rat aa daykh kai put ar kalt ar seegaar.
Why are you so t hrilled by t he sight of your son and your beaut ifully decorat ed wife?

ras bhogeh khusee-aa karahi maaneh rang apaar.
You enj oy t ast y delicacies, you have lot s of fun, and you indulge in endless pleasures.


bahut karahi furmaa-isee vart eh ho-ay afaar.
You give all sort s of commands, and you act so superior.

kart aa chit na aavee manmukh anDh gavaar. | | 1| |
The Creat or does not come int o t he mind of t he blind, idiot ic, self-willed manmukh.
| | 1| |

mayray man sukh-daat a har so-ay.
O my mind, t he Lord is t he Giver of peace.

gur parsaadee paa-ee-ai karam paraapat ho-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
By Guru's Grace, He is found. By His Mercy, He is obt ained. | | 1| | Pause| |

kaparh bhog lapt aa-i-aa su-inaa rupaa khaak.
People are ent angled in t he enj oyment of fine clot hes, but gold and silver are only
dust .

haivar gaivar baho rangay kee-ay rat h at haak.
They acquire beaut iful horses and elephant s, and ornat e carriages of many kinds.

kis hee chit na paavhee bisri-aa sabh saak.
They t hink of not hing else, and t hey forget all t heir relat ives.

sirj anhaar bhulaa-i-aa vin naavai naapaak. | | 2| |
They ignore t heir Creat or; wit hout t he Name, t hey are impure. | | 2| |

laidaa bad du-aa-ay t oo
N
maa-i-aa karahi ikat .
Gat hering t he wealt h of Maya, you earn an evil reput at ion.


j is no t oo
N
pat ee-aa-idaa so san t uj hai anit .
Those whom you work t o please shall pass away along wit h you.

aha
N
kaar karahi aha
N
kaaree-aa vi-aapi-aa man kee mat .
The egot ist ical are engrossed in egot ism, ensnared by t he int ellect of t he mind.

t in parabh aap bhulaa-i-aa naa t is j aat na pat . | | 3| |
One who is deceived by God Himself, has no posit ion and no honor. | | 3| |

sat gur purakh milaa-i-aa iko saj an so-ay.
The True Guru, t he Primal Being, has led me t o meet t he One, my only Friend.

har j an kaa raakhaa ayk hai ki-aa maanas ha-umai ro-ay.
The One is t he Saving Grace of His humble servant . Why should t he proud cry out in
ego?

j o har j an bhaavai so karay dar fayr na paavai ko-ay.
As t he servant of t he Lord wills, so does t he Lord act . At t he Lord's Door, none of his
request s are denied.

naanak rat aa rang har sabh j ag meh chaanan ho-ay. | | 4| | 1| | 71| |
Nanak is at t uned t o t he Love of t he Lord, whose Light pervades t he ent ire Universe.
| | 4| | 1| | 71| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:


man bilaas baho rang ghanaa darisat bhool khusee-aa.
Wit h t he mind caught up in playful pleasures, involved in all sort s of amusement s and
sight s t hat st agger t he eyes, people are led ast ray.

chhat arDhaar baadisaahee-aa vich sahsay paree-aa. | | 1| |
The emperors sit t ing on t heir t hrones are consumed by anxiet y. | | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray sukh saaDhsang paa-i-aa.
O Siblings of Dest iny, peace is found in t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy.

likhi-aa laykh t in purakh biDhaat ai dukh sahsaa mit ga-i-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I f t he Supreme Lord, t he Archit ect of Dest iny, writ es such an order, t hen anguish and
anxiet y are erased. | | 1| | Pause| |

j ayt ay t haan banant araa t ayt ay bhav aa-i-aa.
There are so many places-I have wandered t hrough t hem all.

Dhan paat ee vad bhoomee-aa mayree mayree kar pari-aa. | | 2| |
The mast ers of wealt h and t he great land-lords have fallen, crying out , "This is mine!
This is mine! "| | 2| |

hukam chalaa-ay nisang ho-ay vart ai afri-aa.
They issue t heir commands fearlessly, and act in pride.

sabh ko vasgat kar la-i-on bin naavai khaak rali-aa. | | 3| |
They subdue all under t heir command, but wit hout t he Name, t hey are reduced t o
dust . | | 3| |


kot t ayt ees sayvkaa siDh saaDhik dar khari-aa.
Even t hose who are served by t he 33 million angelic beings, at whose door t he
Siddhas and t he Saadhus st and,

girambaaree vad saahbee sabh naanak supan t hee-aa. | | 4| | 2| | 72| |
who live in wondrous affluence and rule over mount ains, oceans and vast dominions-O
Nanak, in t he end, all t his vanishes like a dream! | | 4| | 2| | 72| |
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sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

bhalkay ut h papolee-ai vin buj hay mugaDh aj aan.
Arising each day, you cherish your body, but you are idiot ic, ignorant and wit hout
underst anding.

so parabh chit na aa-i-o chhut aigee baybaan.
You are not conscious of God, and your body shall be cast int o t he wilderness.

sat gur sayt ee chit laa-ay sadaa sadaa rang maan. | | 1| |
Focus your consciousness on t he True Guru; you shall enj oy bliss forever and ever.
| | 1| |

paraanee t oo
N
aa-i-aa laahaa lain.
O mort al, you came here t o earn a profit .

lagaa kit khufkarhay sabh mukdee chalee rain. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
What useless act ivit ies are you at t ached t o? Your life-night is coming t o it s end.
| | 1| | Pause| |


kudam karay pas pankhee-aa disai naahee kaal.
The animals and t he birds frolic and play-t hey do not see deat h.

ot ai saat h manukh hai faat haa maa-i-aa j aal.
Mankind is also wit h t hem, t rapped in t he net of Maya.

mukt ay say-ee bhaalee-ah j e sachaa naam samaal. | | 2| |
Those who always remember t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, are considered t o be
liberat ed. | | 2| |

j o ghar chhad gavaavnaa so lagaa man maahi.
That dwelling which you will have t o abandon and vacat e-you are at t ached t o it in
your mind.

j it hai j aa-ay t uDh vart anaa t is kee chint aa naahi.
And t hat place where you must go t o dwell-you have no regard for it at all.

faat hay say-ee niklay j e gur kee pairee paahi. | | 3| |
Those who fall at t he Feet of t he Guru are released from t his bondage. | | 3| |

ko-ee rakh na sak-ee dooj aa ko na dikhaa-ay.
No one else can save you-don't look for anyone else.

chaaray kundaa bhaal kai aa-ay pa-i-aa sarnaa-ay.
I have searched in all four direct ions; I have come t o find His Sanct uary.

naanak sachai paat isaah dubdaa la-i-aa kadhaa-ay. | | 4| | 3| | 73| |
O Nanak, t he True King has pulled me out and saved me from drowning! | | 4| | 3| | 73| |


sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

gharhee muhat kaa paahunaa kaaj savaaranhaar.
For a brief moment , man is a guest of t he Lord; he t ries t o resolve his affairs.

maa-i-aa kaam vi-aapi-aa samj hai naahee gaavaar.
Engrossed in Maya and sexual desire, t he fool does not underst and.

ut h chali-aa pachhut aa-i-aa pari-aa vas j andaar. | | 1| |
He arises and depart s wit h regret , and falls int o t he clut ches of t he Messenger of
Deat h. | | 1| |

anDhay t oo
N
bait haa kanDhee paahi.
You are sit t ing on t he collapsing riverbank-are you blind?

j ay hovee poorab likhi-aa t aa gur kaa bachan kamaahi. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I f you are so pre-dest ined, t hen act according t o t he Guru's Teachings. | | 1| | Pause| |

haree naahee nah daduree pakee vadhanhaar.
The Reaper does not look upon any as unripe, half-ripe or fully ripe.

lai lai daat pahut i-aa laavay kar t a-ee-aar.
Picking up and wielding t heir sickles, t he harvest ers arrive.

j aa ho-aa hukam kirsaan daa t aa lun mini-aa khayt aar. | | 2| |
When t he landlord gives t he order, t hey cut and measure t he crop. | | 2| |


pahilaa pahar DhanDhai ga-i-aa dooj ai bhar so-i-aa.
The first wat ch of t he night passes away in wort hless affairs, and t he second passes in
deep sleep.

t eej ai j haakh j hakhaa-i-aa cha-ut hai bhor bha-i-aa.
I n t he t hird, t hey babble nonsense, and when t he fourt h wat ch comes, t he day of
deat h has arrived.

kad hee chit na aa-i-o j in j ee-o pind dee-aa. | | 3| |
The t hought of t he One who best ows body and soul never ent ers t he mind. | | 3| |

saaDhsangat ka-o vaari-aa j ee-o kee-aa kurbaan.
I am devot ed t o t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy; I sacrifice my soul t o
t hem.

j is t ay soj hee man pa-ee mili-aa purakh suj aan.
Through t hem, underst anding has ent ered my mind, and I have met t he All-knowing
Lord God.

naanak dit haa sadaa naal har ant arj aamee j aan. | | 4| | 4| | 74| |
Nanak sees t he Lord always wit h him-t he Lord, t he I nner-knower, t he Searcher of
heart s. | | 4| | 4| | 74| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

sabhay galaa visran iko visar na j aa-o.
Let me forget everyt hing, but let me not forget t he One Lord.


DhanDhaa sabh j alaa-ay kai gur naam dee-aa sach su-aa-o.
All my evil pursuit s have been burnt away; t he Guru has blessed me wit h t he Naam,
t he t rue obj ect of life.

aasaa sabhay laahi kai ikaa aas kamaa-o.
Give up all ot her hopes, and rely on t he One Hope.

j inee sat gur sayvi-aa t in agai mili-aa t haa-o. | | 1| |
Those who serve t he True Guru receive a place in t he world hereaft er. | | 1| |

man mayray kart ay no saalaahi.
O my mind, praise t he Creat or.

sabhay chhad si-aanpaa gur kee pairee paahi. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Give up all your clever t ricks, and fall at t he Feet of t he Guru. | | 1| | Pause| |

dukh bhukh nah vi-aapa-ee j ay sukh-daat a man ho-ay.
Pain and hunger shall not oppress you, if t he Giver of Peace comes int o your mind.

kit hee kamm na chhij ee-ai j aa hirdai sachaa so-ay.
No undert aking shall fail, when t he True Lord is always in your heart .

j is t oo
N
rakheh hat h day t is maar na sakai ko-ay.
No one can kill t hat one unt o whom You, Lord, give Your Hand and prot ect .

sukh-daat a gur sayvee-ai sabh avgan kadhai Dho-ay. | | 2| |
Serve t he Guru, t he Giver of Peace; He shall remove and wash off all your fault s. | | 2| |


sayvaa mangai sayvko laa-ee-aa
N
apunee sayv.
Your servant begs t o serve t hose who are enj oined t o Your service.
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saaDhoo sang maskat ay t oot hai paavaa dayv.
The opport unit y t o work hard serving t he Saadh Sangat is obt ained, when t he Divine
Lord is pleased.

sabh kichh vasgat saahibai aapay karan karayv.
Everyt hing is in t he Hands of our Lord and Mast er; He Himself is t he Doer of deeds.

sat gur kai balihaarnai mansaa sabh poorayv. | | 3| |
I am a sacrifice t o t he True Guru, who fulfills all hopes and desires. | | 3| |

iko disai saj no iko bhaa-ee meet .
The One appears t o be my Companion; t he One is my Brot her and Friend.

iksai dee saamagree iksai dee hai reet .
The element s and t he component s are all made by t he One; t hey are held in t heir
order by t he One.

ikas si-o man maani-aa t aa ho-aa nihchal cheet .
When t he mind accept s, and is sat isfied wit h t he One, t hen t he consciousness
becomes st eady and st able.

sach khaanaa sach painnaa t ayk naanak sach keet . | | 4| | 5| | 75| |
Then, one's food is t he True Name, one's garment s are t he True Name, and one's
Support , O Nanak, is t he True Name. | | 4| | 5| | 75| |


sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

sabhay t hok paraapat ay j ay aavai ik hat h.
All t hings are received if t he One is obt ained.

j anam padaarat h safal hai j ay sachaa sabad kat h.
The precious gift of t his human life becomes fruit ful when one chant s t he True Word
of t he Shabad.

gur t ay mahal paraapat ay j is likhi-aa hovai mat h. | | 1| |
One who has such dest iny writ t en on his forehead ent ers t he Mansion of t he Lord's
Presence, t hrough t he Guru. | | 1| |

mayray man aykas si-o chit laa-ay.
O my mind, focus your consciousness on t he One.

aykas bin sabh DhanDh hai sabh mit hi-aa moh maa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Wit hout t he One, all ent anglement s are wort hless; emot ional at t achment t o Maya is
t ot ally false. | | 1| | Pause| |

lakh khusee-aa paat isaahee-aa j ay sat gur nadar karay-i.
Hundreds of t housands of princely pleasures are enj oyed, if t he True Guru best ows His
Glance of Grace.

nimakh ayk har naam day-ay mayraa man t an seet al ho-ay.
I f He best ows t he Name of t he Lord, for even a moment , my mind and body are
cooled and soot hed.


j is ka-o poorab likhi-aa t in sat gur charan gahay. | | 2| |
Those who have such pre-ordained dest iny hold t ight t o t he Feet of t he True Guru.
| | 2| |

safal moorat saflaa gharhee j it sachay naal pi-aar.
Fruit ful is t hat moment , and fruit ful is t hat t ime, when one is in love wit h t he True
Lord.

dookh sant aap na lag-ee j is har kaa naam aDhaar.
Suffering and sorrow do not t ouch t hose who have t he Support of t he Name of t he
Lord.

baah pakarh gur kaadhi-aa so-ee ut ri-aa paar. | | 3| |
Grasping him by t he arm, t he Guru lift s t hem up and out , and carries t hem across t o
t he ot her side. | | 3| |

t haan suhaavaa pavit hai j it hai sant sabhaa.
Embellished and immaculat e is t hat place where t he Saint s gat her t oget her.

dho-ee t is hee no milai j in pooraa guroo labhaa.
He alone finds shelt er, who has met t he Perfect Guru.
!
naanak baDhaa ghar t ahaa
N
j it hai mirat na j anam j araa. | | 4| | 6| | 76| |
Nanak builds his house upon t hat sit e where t here is no deat h, no birt h, and no old
age. | | 4| | 6| | 76| |

sareeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

!
so-ee Dhi-aa-ee-ai j ee-arhay sir saahaa
N
paat isaahu.
Medit at e on Him, O my soul; He is t he Supreme Lord over kings and emperors.

t is hee kee kar aas man j is kaa sabhas vaysaahu.
Place t he hopes of your mind in t he One, in whom all have fait h.

sabh si-aanpaa chhad kai gur kee charnee paahu. | | 1| |
Give up all your clever t ricks, and grasp t he Feet of t he Guru. | | 1| |

man mayray sukh sahj sayt ee j ap naa-o.
O my mind, chant t he Name wit h int uit ive peace and poise.

aat h pahar parabh Dhi-aa-ay t oo
N
gun go-ind nit gaa-o. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Twent y-four hours a day, medit at e on God. Const ant ly sing t he Glories of t he Lord of
t he Universe. | | 1| | Pause| |

t is kee sarnee par manaa j is j ayvad avar na ko-ay.
Seek His Shelt er, O my mind; t here is no ot her as Great as He.

j is simrat sukh ho-ay ghanaa dukh darad na moolay ho-ay.
Remembering Him in medit at ion, a profound peace is obt ained. Pain and suffering will
not t ouch you at all.

sadaa sadaa kar chaakree parabh saahib sachaa so-ay. | | 2| |
Forever and ever, work for God; He is our True Lord and Mast er. | | 2| |

saaDhsangat ho-ay nirmalaa kat ee-ai j am kee faas.
I n t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy, you shall become absolut ely pure, and
t he noose of deat h shall be cut away.


sukh-daat a bhai bhanj no t is aagai kar ardaas.
So offer your prayers t o Him, t he Giver of Peace, t he Dest royer of fear.
!
mihar karay j is miharvaan t aa
N
kaaraj aavai raas. | | 3| |
Showing His Mercy, t he Merciful Mast er shall resolve your affairs. | | 3| |

bahut o bahut vakhaanee-ai oocho oochaa t haa-o.
The Lord is said t o be t he Great est of t he Great ; His Kingdom is t he Highest of t he
High.

varnaa chihnaa baahraa keemat kahi na sakaa-o.
He has no color or mark; His Value cannot be est imat ed.

naanak ka-o parabh ma-i-aa kar sach dayvhu apunaa naa-o. | | 4| | 7| | 77| |
Please show Mercy t o Nanak, God, and bless him wit h Your True Name. | | 4| | 7| | 77| |

sareeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

naam Dhi-aa-ay so sukhee t is mukh ooj al ho-ay.
One who medit at es on t he Naam is at peace; his face is radiant and bright .

pooray gur t ay paa-ee-ai pargat sabhnee lo-ay.
Obt aining it from t he Perfect Guru, he is honored all over t he world.

saaDhsangat kai ghar vasai ayko sachaa so-ay. | | 1| |
I n t he Company of t he Holy, t he One True Lord comes t o abide wit hin t he home of t he
self. | | 1| |

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mayray man har har naam Dhi-aa-ay.
O my mind, medit at e on t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har.

naam sahaa-ee sadaa sang aagai la-ay chhadaa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The Naam is your Companion; it shall always be wit h you. I t shall save you in t he
world hereaft er. | | 1| | Pause| |

dunee-aa kee-aa vadi-aa-ee-aa kavnai aavahi kaam.
What good is worldly great ness?

maa-i-aa kaa rang sabh fikaa j aat o binas nidaan.
All t he pleasures of Maya are t ast eless and insipid. I n t he end, t hey shall all fade
away.

j aa kai hirdai har vasai so pooraa parDhaan. | | 2| |
Perfect ly fulfilled and supremely acclaimed is t he one, in whose heart t he Lord abides.
| | 2| |

saaDhoo kee hohu raynukaa apnaa aap t i-aag.
Become t he dust of t he Saint s; renounce your selfishness and conceit .

upaav si-aanap sagal chhad gur kee charnee laag.
Give up all your schemes and your clever ment al t ricks, and fall at t he Feet of t he
Guru.

t iseh paraapat rat an ho-ay j is mast ak hovai bhaag. | | 3| |
He alone receives t he Jewel, upon whose forehead such wondrous dest iny is writ t en.
| | 3| |


t isai paraapat bhaa-eeho j is dayvai parabh aap.
O Siblings of Dest iny, it is received only when God Himself best ows it .

sat gur kee sayvaa so karay j is binsai ha-umai t aap.
People serve t he True Guru only when t he fever of egot ism has been eradicat ed.

naanak ka-o gur bhayt i-aa binsay sagal sant aap. | | 4| | 8| | 78| |
Nanak has met t he Guru; all his sufferings have come t o an end. | | 4| | 8| | 78| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

ik pachhaanoo j ee-a kaa iko rakhanhaar.
The One is t he Knower of all beings; He alone is our Savior.

ikas kaa man aasraa iko paraan aDhaar.
The One is t he Support of t he mind; t he One is t he Support of t he breat h of life.

t is sarnaa-ee sadaa sukh paarbarahm kart aar. | | 1| |
I n His Sanct uary t here is et ernal peace. He is t he Supreme Lord God, t he Creat or.
| | 1| |

man mayray sagal upaav t i-aag.
O my mind, give up all t hese effort s.

gur pooraa aaraaDh nit ikas kee liv laag. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Dwell upon t he Perfect Guru each day, and at t ach yourself t o t he One Lord.
| | 1| | Pause| |


iko bhaa-ee mit ik iko maat pit aa.
The One is my Brot her, t he One is my Friend. The One is my Mot her and Fat her.

ikas kee man t ayk hai j in j ee-o pind dit aa.
The One is t he Support of t he mind; He has given us body and soul.

so parabh manhu na visrai j in sabh kichh vas keet aa. | | 2| |
May I never forget God from my mind; He holds all in t he Power of His Hands. | | 2| |

ghar iko baahar iko t haan t hanant ar aap.
The One is wit hin t he home of t he self, and t he One is out side as well. He Himself is in
all places and int erspaces.

j ee-a j ant sabh j in kee-ay aat h pahar t is j aap.
Medit at e t went y-four hours a day on t he One who creat ed all beings and creat ures.

ikas sayt ee rat i-aa na hovee sog sant aap. | | 3| |
At t uned t o t he Love of t he One, t here is no sorrow or suffering. | | 3| |

paarbarahm parabh ayk hai dooj aa naahee ko-ay.
There is only t he One Supreme Lord God; t here is no ot her at all.

j ee-o pind sabh t is kaa j o t is bhaavai so ho-ay.
Soul and body all belong t o Him; what ever pleases His Will comes t o pass.

gur poorai pooraa bha-i-aa j ap naanak sachaa so-ay. | | 4| | 9| | 79| |
Through t he Perfect Guru, one becomes perfect ; O Nanak, medit at e on t he True One.
| | 4| | 9| | 79| |


sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

j inaa sat gur si-o chit laa-i-aa say pooray parDhaan.
Those who focus t heir consciousness on t he True Guru are perfect ly fulfilled and
famous.

j in ka-o aap da-i-aal ho-ay t in upj ai man gi-aan.
Spirit ual wisdom wells up in t he minds of t hose unt o whom t he Lord Himself shows
Mercy.

j in ka-o mast ak likhi-aa t in paa-i-aa har naam. | | 1| |
Those who have such dest iny writ t en upon t heir foreheads obt ain t he Name of t he
Lord. | | 1| |

man mayray ayko naam Dhi-aa-ay.
O my mind, medit at e on t he Name of t he One Lord.

sarab sukhaa sukh oopj ahi dargeh paiDhaa j aa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The happiness of all happiness shall well up, and in t he Court of t he Lord, you shall be
dressed in robes of honor. | | 1| | Pause| |

j anam maran kaa bha-o ga-i-aa bhaa-o bhagat gopaal.
The fear of deat h and rebirt h is removed by performing loving devot ional service t o
t he Lord of t he World.

saaDhoo sangat nirmalaa aap karay part ipaal.
I n t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy, one becomes immaculat e and pure;
t he Lord Himself t akes care of such a one.


j anam maran kee mal kat ee-ai gur darsan daykh nihaal. | | 2| |
The filt h of birt h and deat h is washed away, and one is uplift ed, beholding t he Blessed
Vision of t he Guru's Darshan. | | 2| |

t haan t hanant ar rav rahi-aa paarbarahm parabh so-ay.
The Supreme Lord God is pervading all places and int erspaces.

sabhnaa daat aa ayk hai dooj aa naahee ko-ay.
The One is t he Giver of all-t here is no ot her at all.

t is sarnaa-ee chhut ee-ai keet aa lorhay so ho-ay. | | 3| |
I n His Sanct uary, one is saved. What ever He wishes, comes t o pass. | | 3| |

j in man vasi-aa paarbarahm say pooray parDhaan.
Perfect ly fulfilled and famous are t hose, in whose minds t he Supreme Lord God
abides.

t in kee sobhaa nirmalee pargat bha-ee j ahaan.
Their reput at ion is spot less and pure; t hey are famous all over t he world.

j inee mayraa parabh Dhi-aa-i-aa naanak t in kurbaan. | | 4| | 10| | 80| |
O Nanak, I am a sacrifice t o t hose who medit at e on my God. | | 4| | 10| | 80| |
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sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:


mil sat gur sabh dukh ga-i-aa har sukh vasi-aa man aa-ay.
Meet ing t he True Guru, all my sufferings have ended, and t he Peace of t he Lord has
come t o dwell wit hin my mind.

ant ar j ot pargaasee-aa aykas si-o liv laa-ay.
The Divine Light illuminat es my inner being, and I am lovingly absorbed in t he One.

mil saaDhoo mukh ooj laa poorab likhi-aa paa-ay.
Meet ing wit h t he Holy Saint , my face is radiant ; I have realized my pre-ordained
dest iny.

gun govind nit gaavnay nirmal saachai naa-ay. | | 1| |
I const ant ly sing t he Glories of t he Lord of t he Universe. Through t he True Name, I
have become spot lessly pure. | | 1| |

mayray man gur sabdee sukh ho-ay.
O my mind, you shall find peace t hrough t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad.

gur pooray kee chaakree birt haa j aa-ay na ko-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Working for t he Perfect Guru, no one goes away empt y-handed. | | 1| | Pause| |
!
man kee-aa ichhaa
N
pooree-aa paa-i-aa naam niDhaan.
The desires of t he mind are fulfilled, when t he Treasure of t he Naam, t he Name of t he
Lord, is obt ained.

ant arj aamee sadaa sang karnaihaar pachhaan.
The I nner-knower, t he Searcher of heart s, is always wit h you; recognize Him as t he
Creat or.


gur parsaadee mukh ooj laa j ap naam daan isnaan.
By Guru's Grace, your face shall be radiant . Chant ing t he Naam, you shall receive t he
benefit s of giving charit y and t aking cleansing bat hs.

kaam kroDh lobh binsi-aa t aj i-aa sabh abhimaan. | | 2| |
Sexual desire, anger and greed are eliminat ed, and all egot ist ical pride is abandoned.
| | 2| |

paa-i-aa laahaa laabh naam pooran ho-ay kaam.
The Profit of t he Naam is obt ained, and all affairs are brought t o fruit ion.

kar kirpaa parabh mayli-aa dee-aa apnaa naam.
I n His Mercy, God unit es us wit h Himself, and He blesses us wit h t he Naam.

aavan j aanaa reh ga-i-aa aap ho-aa miharvaan.
My comings and goings in reincarnat ion have come t o an end; He Himself has
best owed His Mercy.

sach mahal ghar paa-i-aa gur kaa sabad pachhaan. | | 3| |
I have obt ained my home in t he True Mansion of His Presence, realizing t he Word of
t he Guru's Shabad. | | 3| |

bhagat j anaa ka-o raakh-daa aapnee kirpaa Dhaar.
His humble devot ees are prot ect ed and saved; He Himself showers His Blessings upon
us.

halat palat mukh ooj lay saachay kay gun saar.
I n t his world and in t he world hereaft er, radiant are t he faces of t hose who cherish
and enshrine t he Glories of t he True Lord.


aat h pahar gun saarday rat ay rang apaar.
Twent y-four hours a day, t hey lovingly dwell upon His Glories; t hey are imbued wit h
His I nfinit e Love.

paarbarahm sukh saagro naanak sad balihaar. | | 4| | 11| | 81| |
Nanak is forever a sacrifice t o t he Supreme Lord God, t he Ocean of Peace.
| | 4| | 11| | 81| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

pooraa sat gur j ay milai paa-ee-ai sabad niDhaan.
I f we meet t he Perfect True Guru, we obt ain t he Treasure of t he Shabad.

kar kirpaa parabh aapnee j apee-ai amrit naam.
Please grant Your Grace, God, t hat we may medit at e on Your Ambrosial Naam.

j anam maran dukh kaat ee-ai laagai sahj Dhi-aan. | | 1| |
The pains of birt h and deat h are t aken away; we are int uit ively cent ered on His
Medit at ion. | | 1| |

mayray man parabh sarnaa-ee paa-ay.
O my mind, seek t he Sanct uary of God.

har bin dooj aa ko nahee ayko naam Dhi-aa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Wit hout t he Lord, t here is no ot her at all. Medit at e on t he One and only Naam, t he
Name of t he Lord. | | 1| | Pause| |


keemat kahan na j aa-ee-ai saagar gunee at haahu.
His Value cannot be est imat ed; He is t he Vast Ocean of Excellence.

vadbhaagee mil sangt ee sachaa sabad visaahu.
O most fort unat e ones, j oin t he Sangat , t he Blessed Congregat ion; purchase t he True
Word of t he Shabad.

kar sayvaa sukh saagrai sir saahaa paat isaahu. | | 2| |
Serve t he Lord, t he Ocean of Peace, t he Supreme Lord over kings and emperors. | | 2| |

charan kamal kaa aasraa dooj aa naahee t haa-o.
I t ake t he Support of t he Lord's Lot us Feet ; t here is no ot her place of rest for me.

mai Dhar t ayree paarbarahm t ayrai t aan rahaa-o.
I lean upon You as my Support , O Supreme Lord God. I exist only by Your Power.

nimaani-aa parabh maan t oo
N
t ayrai sang samaa-o. | | 3| |
O God, You are t he Honor of t he dishonored. I seek t o merge wit h You. | | 3| |

har j apee-ai aaraaDhee-ai aat h pahar govind.
Chant t he Lord's Name and cont emplat e t he Lord of t he World, t went y-four hours a
day.

j ee-a paraan t an Dhan rakhay kar kirpaa raakhee j ind.
He preserves our soul, our breat h of life, body and wealt h. By His Grace, He prot ect s
our soul.


naanak saglay dokh ut aari-an parabh paarbarahm bakhsind. | | 4| | 12| | 82| |
O Nanak, all pain has been washed away, by t he Supreme Lord God, t he Forgiver.
| | 4| | 12| | 82| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

pareet lagee t is sach si-o marai na aavai j aa-ay.
I have fallen in love wit h t he True Lord. He does not die, He does not come and go.

naa vaychhorhi-aa vichhurhai sabh meh rahi-aa samaa-ay.
I n separat ion, He is not separat ed from us; He is pervading and permeat ing amongst
all.

deen darad dukh bhanj naa sayvak kai sat bhaa-ay.
He is t he Dest royer of t he pain and suffering of t he meek. He bears True Love for His
servant s.

achraj roop niranj ano gur maylaa-i-aa maa-ay. | | 1| |
Wondrous is t he Form of t he I mmaculat e One. Through t he Guru, I have met Him, O
my mot her! | | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray meet karahu parabh so-ay.
O Siblings of Dest iny, make God your Friend.
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maa-i-aa moh pareet Dharig sukhee na deesai ko-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Cursed is emot ional at t achment and love of Maya; no one is seen t o be at peace.
| | 1| | Pause| |


daanaa daat aa seelvant nirmal roop apaar.
God is Wise, Giving, Tender-heart ed, Pure, Beaut iful and I nfinit e.

sakhaa sahaa-ee at vadaa oochaa vadaa apaar.
He is our Companion and Helper, Supremely Great , Loft y and Ut t erly I nfinit e.

baalak biraDh na j aanee-ai nihchal t is darvaar.
He is not known as young or old; His Court is St eady and St able.

j o mangee-ai so-ee paa-ee-ai niDhaaraa aaDhaar. | | 2| |
What ever we seek from Him, we receive. He is t he Support of t he unsupport ed. | | 2| |
!
j is paykhat kilvikh hireh man t an hovai saa
N
t .
Seeing Him, our evil inclinat ions vanish; mind and body become peaceful and t ranquil.
!
ik man ayk Dhi-aa-ee-ai man kee laahi bharaa
N
t .
Wit h one-point ed mind, medit at e on t he One Lord, and t he doubt s of your mind will
be dispelled.

gun niDhaan navt an sadaa pooran j aa kee daat .
He is t he Treasure of Excellence, t he Ever-fresh Being. His Gift is Perfect and
Complet e.

sadaa sadaa aaraaDhee-ai din visrahu nahee raat . | | 3| |
Forever and ever, worship and adore Him. Day and night , do not forget Him. | | 3| |

j in ka-o poorab likhi-aa t in kaa sakhaa govind.
One whose dest iny is so pre-ordained, obt ains t he Lord of t he Universe as his
Companion.


t an man Dhan arpee sabho sagal vaaree-ai ih j ind.
I dedicat e my body, mind, wealt h and all t o Him. I t ot ally sacrifice my soul t o Him.

daykhai sunai hadoor sad ghat ghat barahm ravind.
Seeing and hearing, He is always close at hand. I n each and every heart , God is
pervading.

akirat -ghanaa no paaldaa parabh naanak sad bakhsind. | | 4| | 13| | 83| |
Even t he ungrat eful ones are cherished by God. O Nanak, He is forever t he Forgiver.
| | 4| | 13| | 83| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

man t an Dhan j in parabh dee-aa rakhi-aa sahj savaar.
This mind, body and wealt h were given by God, who nat urally adorns us.

sarab kalaa kar t haapi-aa ant ar j ot apaar.
He has blessed us wit h all our energy, and infused His I nfinit e Light deep wit hin us.

sadaa sadaa parabh simree-ai ant ar rakh ur Dhaar. | | 1| |
Forever and ever, medit at e in remembrance on God; keep Him enshrined in your
heart . | | 1| |

mayray man har bin avar na ko-ay.
O my mind, wit hout t he Lord, t here is no ot her at all.

parabh sarnaa-ee sadaa rahu dookh na vi-aapai ko-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Remain in God's Sanct uary forever, and no suffering shall afflict you. | | 1| | Pause| |


rat an padaarat h maankaa su-inaa rupaa khaak.
Jewels, t reasures, pearls, gold and silver-all t hese are j ust dust .

maat pit aa sut banDhpaa koorhay sabhay saak.
Mot her, fat her, children and relat ives-all relat ions are false.

j in keet aa t iseh na j aan-ee manmukh pas naapaak. | | 2| |
The self-willed manmukh is an insult ing beast ; he does not acknowledge t he One who
creat ed him. | | 2| |

ant ar baahar rav rahi-aa t is no j aanai door.
The Lord is pervading wit hin and beyond, and yet people t hink t hat He is far away.

t arisnaa laagee rach rahi-aa ant ar ha-umai koor.
They are engrossed in clinging desires; wit hin t heir heart s t here is ego and falsehood.

bhagt ee naam vihooni-aa aavahi vanj ahi poor. | | 3| |
Wit hout devot ion t o t he Naam, crowds of people come and go. | | 3| |

raakh layho parabh karanhaar j ee-a j ant kar da-i-aa.
Please preserve Your beings and creat ures, God; O Creat or Lord, please be merciful!

bin parabh ko-ay na rakhanhaar mahaa bikat j am bha-i-aa.
Wit hout God, t here is no saving grace. The Messenger of Deat h is cruel and unfeeling.

naanak naam na veesra-o kar apunee har ma-i-aa. | | 4| | 14| | 84| |
O Nanak, may I never forget t he Naam! Please bless me wit h Your Mercy, Lord!
| | 4| | 14| | 84| |


sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

mayraa t an ar Dhan mayraa raaj roop mai days.
"My body and my wealt h; my ruling power, my beaut iful form and count ry-mine! "

sut daaraa banit aa anayk bahut rang ar vays.
You may have children, a wife and many mist resses; you may enj oy all sort s of
pleasures and fine clot hes.

har naam ridai na vas-ee kaaraj kit ai na laykh. | | 1| |
And yet , if t he Name of t he Lord does not abide wit hin t he heart , none of it has any
use or value. | | 1| |

mayray man har har naam Dhi-aa-ay.
O my mind, medit at e on t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har.

kar sangat nit saaDh kee gur charnee chit laa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Always keep t he Company of t he Holy, and focus your consciousness on t he Feet of
t he Guru. | | 1| | Pause| |

naam niDhaan Dhi-aa-ee-ai mast ak hovai bhaag.
Those who have such blessed dest iny writ t en on t heir foreheads medit at e on t he
Treasure of t he Naam.

kaaraj sabh savaaree-ah gur kee charnee laag.
All t heir affairs are brought t o fruit ion, holding ont o t he Guru's Feet .


ha-umai rog bharam kat ee-ai naa aavai naa j aag. | | 2| |
The diseases of ego and doubt are cast out ; t hey shall not come and go in
reincarnat ion. | | 2| |

kar sangat t oo saaDh kee at hsat h t irat h naa-o.
Let t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy, be your cleansing bat hs at t he sixt y-
eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage.

j ee-o paraan man t an haray saachaa ayhu su-aa-o.
Your soul, breat h of life, mind and body shall blossom fort h in lush profusion; t his is
t he t rue purpose of life.
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ait hai mileh vadaa-ee-aa dargahi paavahi t haa-o. | | 3| |
I n t his world you shall be blessed wit h great ness, and in t he Court of t he Lord you
shall find your place of rest . | | 3| |

karay karaa-ay aap parabh sabh kichh t is hee haat h.
God Himself act s, and causes ot hers t o act ; everyt hing is in His Hands.

maar aapay j eevaaldaa ant ar baahar saat h.
He Himself best ows life and deat h; He is wit h us, wit hin and beyond.

naanak parabh sarnaagat ee sarab ghat aa kay naat h. | | 4| | 15| | 85| |
Nanak seeks t he Sanct uary of God, t he Mast er of all heart s. | | 4| | 15| | 85| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:


saran pa-ay parabh aapnay gur ho-aa kirpaal.
The Guru is Merciful; we seek t he Sanct uary of God.

sat gur kai updaysi-ai binsay sarab j anj aal.
Through t he Teachings of t he True Guru, all worldly ent anglement s are eliminat ed.

andar lagaa raam naam amrit nadar nihaal. | | 1| |
The Name of t he Lord is firmly implant ed wit hin my mind; t hrough His Ambrosial
Glance of Grace, I am exalt ed and enrapt ured. | | 1| |

man mayray sat gur sayvaa saar.
O my mind, serve t he True Guru.

karay da-i-aa parabh aapnee ik nimakh na manhu visaar. rahaa-o.
God Himself grant s His Grace; do not forget Him, even for an inst ant . | | Pause| |

gun govind nit gavee-ah avgun kat anhaar.
Cont inually sing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord of t he Universe, t he Dest royer of
demerit s.

bin har naam na sukh ho-ay kar dit hay bist haar.
Wit hout t he Name of t he Lord, t here is no peace. Having t ried all sort s of ost ent at ious
displays, I have come t o see t his.

sehj ay sift ee rat i-aa bhavj al ut ray paar. | | 2| |
I nt uit ively imbued wit h His Praises, one is saved, crossing over t he t errifying world-
ocean. | | 2| |


t irat h varat lakh sanj maa paa-ee-ai saaDhoo Dhoor.
The merit s of pilgrimages, fast s and hundreds of t housands of t echniques of aust ere
self-discipline are found in t he dust of t he feet of t he Holy.

look kamaavai kis t ay j aa vaykhai sadaa hadoor.
From whom are you t rying t o hide your act ions? God sees all;

t haan t hanant ar rav rahi-aa parabh mayraa bharpoor. | | 3| |
He is Ever-present . My God is t ot ally pervading all places and int erspaces. | | 3| |

sach paat isaahee amar sach sachay sachaa t haan.
True is His Empire, and True is His Command. True is His Seat of True Aut horit y.

sachee kudrat Dhaaree-an sach sirj i-on j ahaan.
True is t he Creat ive Power which He has creat ed. True is t he world which He has
fashioned.

naanak j apee-ai sach naam ha-o sadaa sadaa kurbaan. | | 4| | 16| | 86| |
O Nanak, chant t he True Name; I am forever and ever a sacrifice t o Him.
| | 4| | 16| | 86| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

udam kar har j aapnaa vadbhaagee Dhan khaat .
Make t he effort , and chant t he Lord's Name. O very fort unat e ones, earn t his wealt h.


sat sang har simranaa mal j anam j anam kee kaat . | | 1| |
I n t he Societ y of t he Saint s, medit at e in remembrance on t he Lord, and wash off t he
filt h of count less incarnat ions. | | 1| |

man mayray raam naam j ap j aap.
O my mind, chant and medit at e on t he Name of t he Lord.

man ichhay fal bhunch t oo sabh chookai sog sant aap. rahaa-o.
Enj oy t he fruit s of your mind's desires; all suffering and sorrow shall depart . | | Pause| |

j is kaaran t an Dhaari-aa so parabh dit haa naal.
For His sake, you assumed t his body; see God always wit h you.

j al t hal mahee-al poori-aa parabh aapnee nadar nihaal. | | 2| |
God is pervading t he wat er, t he land and t he sky; He sees all wit h His Glance of
Grace. | | 2| |

man t an nirmal ho-i-aa laagee saach pareet .
The mind and body become spot lessly pure, enshrining love for t he True Lord.

charan bhaj ay paarbarahm kay sabh j ap t ap t in hee keet . | | 3| |
One who dwells upon t he Feet of t he Supreme Lord God has t ruly performed all
medit at ions and aust erit ies. | | 3| |

rat an j avayhar maanikaa amrit har kaa naa-o.
The Ambrosial Name of t he Lord is a Gem, a Jewel, a Pearl.


sookh sahj aanand ras j an naanak har gun gaa-o. | | 4| | 17| | 87| |
The essence of int uit ive peace and bliss is obt ained, O servant Nanak, by singing t he
Glories of God. | | 4| | 17| | 87| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

so-ee saasat sa-un so-ay j it j apee-ai har naa-o.
That is t he essence of t he script ures, and t hat is a good omen, by which one comes t o
chant t he Name of t he Lord.

charan kamal gur Dhan dee-aa mili-aa nit haavay t haa-o.
The Guru has given me t he Wealt h of t he Lot us Feet of t he Lord, and I , wit hout
shelt er, have now obt ained Shelt er.

saachee poonj ee sach sanj amo aat h pahar gun gaa-o.
The True Capit al, and t he True Way of Life, comes by chant ing His Glories, t went y-
four hours a day.

kar kirpaa parabh bhayt i-aa maran na aavan j aa-o. | | 1| |
Grant ing His Grace, God meet s us, and we no longer die, or come or go in
reincarnat ion. | | 1| |

mayray man har bhaj sadaa ik rang.
O my mind, vibrat e and medit at e forever on t he Lord, wit h single-minded love.

ghat ghat ant ar rav rahi-aa sadaa sahaa-ee sang. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
He is cont ained deep wit hin each and every heart . He is always wit h you, as your
Helper and Support . | | 1| | Pause| |


sukhaa kee mit ki-aa ganee j aa simree govind.
How can I measure t he happiness of medit at ing on t he Lord of t he Universe?

j in chaakhi-aa say t aript aasi-aa uh ras j aanai j ind.
Those who t ast e it are sat isfied and fulfilled; t heir souls know t his Sublime Essence.
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sant aa sangat man vasai parabh pareet am bakhsind.
I n t he Societ y of t he Saint s, God, t he Beloved, t he Forgiver, comes t o dwell wit hin t he
mind.

j in sayvi-aa parabh aapnaa so-ee raaj narind. | | 2| |
One who has served his God is t he emperor of kings| | 2| |

a-osar har j as gun raman j it kot maj an isnaan.
This is t he t ime t o speak and sing t he Praise and t he Glory of God, which brings t he
merit of millions of cleansing and purifying bat hs.

rasnaa uchrai gunvat ee ko-ay na puj ai daan.
The t ongue which chant s t hese Praises is wort hy; t here is no charit y equal t o t his.

darisat Dhaar man t an vasai da-i-aal purakh miharvaan.
Blessing us wit h His Glance of Grace, t he Kind and Compassionat e, All-powerful Lord
comes t o dwell wit hin t he mind and body.

j ee-o pind Dhan t is daa ha-o sadaa sadaa kurbaan. | | 3| |
My soul, body and wealt h are His. Forever and ever, I am a sacrifice t o Him. | | 3| |


mili-aa kaday na vichhurhai j o mayli-aa kart aar.
One whom t he Creat or Lord has met and j oined t o Himself shall never again be
separat ed.

daasaa kay banDhan kat i-aa saachai sirj anhaar.
The True Creat or Lord breaks t he bonds of His slave.

bhoolaa maarag paa-i-on gun avgun na beechaar.
The doubt er has been put back on t he pat h; his merit s and demerit s have not been
considered.

naanak t is sarnaagat ee j e sagal ghat aa aaDhaar. | | 4| | 18| | 88| |
Nanak seeks t he Sanct uary of t he One who is t he Support of every heart .
| | 4| | 18| | 88| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

rasnaa sachaa simree-ai man t an nirmal ho-ay.
Wit h your t ongue, repeat t he True Name, and your mind and body shall become pure.

maat pit aa saak aglay t is bin avar na ko-ay.
Your mot her and fat her and all your relat ions-wit hout Him, t here are none at all.

mihar karay j ay aapnee chasaa na visrai so-ay. | | 1| |
I f God Himself best ows His Mercy, t hen He is not forgot t en, even for an inst ant . | | 1| |

man mayray saachaa sayv j ichar saas.
O my mind, serve t he True One, as long as you have t he breat h of life.


bin sachay sabh koorh hai ant ay ho-ay binaas. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Wit hout t he True One, everyt hing is false; in t he end, all shall perish. | | 1| | Pause| |

saahib mayraa nirmalaa t is bin rahan na j aa-ay.
My Lord and Mast er is I mmaculat e and Pure; wit hout Him, I cannot even survive.

mayrai man t an bhukh at aglee ko-ee aan milaavai maa-ay.
Wit hin my mind and body, t here is such a great hunger; if only someone would come
and unit e me wit h Him, O my mot her!

chaaray kundaa bhaalee-aa sah bin avar na j aa-ay. | | 2| |
I have searched t he four corners of t he world-wit hout our Husband Lord, t here is no
ot her place of rest . | | 2| |

t is aagai ardaas kar j o maylay kart aar.
Offer your prayers t o Him, who shall unit e you wit h t he Creat or.

sat gur daat aa naam kaa pooraa j is bhandaar.
The True Guru is t he Giver of t he Naam; His Treasure is perfect and overflowing.

sadaa sadaa salaahee-ai ant na paaraavaar. | | 3| |
Forever and ever, praise t he One, who has no end or limit at ion. | | 3| |

parvardagaar salaahee-ai j is day chalat anayk.
Praise God, t he Nurt urer and Cherisher; His Wondrous Ways are unlimit ed.

sadaa sadaa aaraaDhee-ai ayhaa mat visaykh.
Forever and ever, worship and adore Him; t his is t he most wonderful wisdom.


man t an mit haa t is lagai j is mast ak naanak laykh. | | 4| | 19| | 89| |
O Nanak, God's Flavor is sweet t o t he minds and bodies of t hose who have such
blessed dest iny writ t en on t heir foreheads. | | 4| | 19| | 89| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

sant j anhu mil bhaa-eeho sachaa naam samaal.
Meet wit h t he humble Saint s, O Siblings of Dest iny, and cont emplat e t he True Name.

t osaa banDhhu j ee-a kaa ait hai ot hai naal.
For t he j ourney of t he soul, gat her t hose supplies which will go wit h you here and
hereaft er.

gur pooray t ay paa-ee-ai apnee nadar nihaal.
These are obt ained from t he Perfect Guru, when God best ows His Glance of Grace.

karam paraapat t is hovai j is no hou-ay da-i-aal. | | 1| |
Those unt o whom He is Merciful, receive His Grace. | | 1| |

mayray man gur j ayvad avar na ko-ay.
O my mind, t here is no ot her as great as t he Guru.

dooj aa t haa-o na ko suj hai gur maylay sach so-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I cannot imagine any ot her place. The Guru leads me t o meet t he True Lord.
| | 1| | Pause| |

sagal padaarat h t is milay j in gur dit haa j aa-ay.
Those who go t o see t he Guru obt ain all t reasures.


gur charnee j in man lagaa say vadbhaagee maa-ay.
Those whose minds are at t ached t o t he Guru's Feet are very fort unat e, O my mot her.

gur daat aa samrat h gur gur sabh meh rahi-aa samaa-ay.
The Guru is t he Giver, t he Guru is All-powerful. The Guru is All-pervading, cont ained
amongst all.

gur parmaysar paarbarahm gur dubdaa la-ay t araa-ay. | | 2| |
The Guru is t he Transcendent Lord, t he Supreme Lord God. The Guru lift s up and
saves t hose who are drowning. | | 2| |

kit mukh gur salaahee-ai karan kaaran samrat h.
How shall I praise t he Guru, t he All-powerful Cause of causes?

say mat hay nihchal rahay j in gur Dhaari-aa hat h.
Those, upon whose foreheads t he Guru has placed His Hand, remain st eady and
st able.

gur amrit naam pee-aali-aa j anam maran kaa pat h.
The Guru has led me t o drink in t he Ambrosial Nect ar of t he Naam, t he Name of t he
Lord; He has released me from t he cycle of birt h and deat h.

gur parmaysar sayvi-aa bhai bhanj an dukh lat h. | | 3| |
I serve t he Guru, t he Transcendent Lord, t he Dispeller of fear; my suffering has been
t aken away. | | 3| |
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sat gur gahir gabheer hai sukh saagar agh-khand.
The True Guru is t he Deep and Profound Ocean of Peace, t he Dest royer of sin.


j in gur sayvi-aa aapnaa j amdoot na laagai dand.
For t hose who serve t heir Guru, t here is no punishment at t he hands of t he Messenger
of Deat h.

gur naal t ul na lag-ee khoj dit haa barahmand.
There is none t o compare wit h t he Guru; I have searched and looked t hroughout t he
ent ire universe.

naam niDhaan sat gur dee-aa sukh naanak man meh mand. | | 4| | 20| | 90| |
The True Guru has best owed t he Treasure of t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord. O
Nanak, t he mind is filled wit h peace. | | 4| | 20| | 90| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

mit haa kar kai khaa-i-aa ka-urhaa upj i-aa saad.
People eat what t hey believe t o be sweet , but it t urns out t o be bit t er in t ast e.

bhaa-ee meet surid kee-ay bikhi-aa rachi-aa baad.
They at t ach t heir affect ions t o brot hers and friends, uselessly engrossed in corrupt ion.
!
j aa
N
day bilam na hova-ee vin naavai bismaad. | | 1| |
They vanish wit hout a moment 's delay; wit hout God's Name, t hey are st unned and
amazed. | | 1| |

mayray man sat gur kee sayvaa laag.
O my mind, at t ach yourself t o t he service of t he True Guru.


j o deesai so vinsanaa man kee mat t i-aag. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
What ever is seen, shall pass away. Abandon t he int ellect ualizat ions of your mind.
| | 1| | Pause| |

j i-o kookar harkaa-i-aa Dhaavai dah dis j aa-ay.
Like t he mad dog running around in all direct ions,

lobhee j ant na j aan-ee bhakh abhakh sabh khaa-ay.
t he greedy person, unaware, consumes everyt hing, edible and non-edible alike.

kaam kroDh mad bi-aapi-aa fir fir j onee paa-ay. | | 2| |
Engrossed in t he int oxicat ion of sexual desire and anger, people wander t hrough
reincarnat ion over and over again. | | 2| |

maa-i-aa j aal pasaari-aa bheet ar chog banaa-ay.
Maya has spread out her net , and in it , she has placed t he bait .

t arisnaa pankhee faasi-aa nikas na paa-ay maa-ay.
The bird of desire is caught , and cannot find any escape, O my mot her.

j in keet aa t iseh na j aan-ee fir fir aavai j aa-ay. | | 3| |
One who does not know t he Lord who creat ed him, comes and goes in reincarnat ion
over and over again. | | 3| |

anik parkaaree mohi-aa baho biDh ih sansaar.
By various devices, and in so many ways, t his world is ent iced.

j is no rakhai so rahai samrit h purakh apaar.
They alone are saved, whom t he All-powerful, I nfinit e Lord prot ect s.


har j an har liv uDhray naanak sad balihaar. | | 4| | 21| | 91| |
The servant s of t he Lord are saved by t he Love of t he Lord. O Nanak, I am forever a
sacrifice t o t hem. | | 4| | 21| | 91| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5 ghar 2.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl, Second House:

go-il aa-i-aa go-ilee ki-aa t is damf pasaar.
The herdsman comes t o t he past ure lands-what good are his ost ent at ious displays
here?

muhlat punnee chalnaa t oo
N
sammal ghar baar. | | 1| |
When your allot t ed t ime is up, you must go. Take care of your real heart h and home.
| | 1| |

har gun gaa-o manaa sat gur sayv pi-aar.
O mind, sing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord, and serve t he True Guru wit h love.

ki-aa t horh-rhee baat gumaan. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Why do you t ake pride in t rivial mat t ers? | | 1| | Pause| |

j aisay rain paraahunay ut h chalsahi parbhaat .
Like an overnight guest , you shall arise and depart in t he morning.

ki-aa t oo
N
rat aa girsat si-o sabh fulaa kee baagaat . | | 2| |
Why are you so at t ached t o your household? I t is all like flowers in t he garden. | | 2| |

mayree mayree ki-aa karahi j in dee-aa so parabh lorh.
Why do you say, "Mine, mine"? Look t o God, who has given it t o you.


sarpar ut hee chalnaa chhad j aasee lakh karorh. | | 3| |
I t is cert ain t hat you must arise and depart , and leave behind your hundreds of
t housands and millions. | | 3| |

lakh cha-oraaseeh bharmat i-aa dulabh j anam paa-i-o-ay.
Through 8.4 million incarnat ions you have wandered, t o obt ain t his rare and precious
human life.

naanak naam samaal t oo
N
so din nayrhaa aa-i-o-ay. | | 4| | 22| | 92| |
O Nanak, remember t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord; t he day of depart ure is drawing
near! | | 4| | 22| | 92| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

t ichar vaseh suhaylrhee j ichar saat hee naal.
As long as t he soul-companion is wit h t he body, it dwells in happiness.

j aa saat hee ut hee chali-aa t aa Dhan khaakoo raal. | | 1| |
But when t he companion arises and depart s, t hen t he body-bride mingles wit h dust .
| | 1| |

man bairaag bha-i-aa darsan daykh-nai kaa chaa-o.
My mind has become det ached from t he world; it longs t o see t he Vision of God's
Darshan.

Dhan so t ayraa t haan. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Blessed is Your Place. | | 1| | Pause| |


j ichar vasi-aa kant ghar j ee-o j ee-o sabh kahaat .
As long as t he soul-husband dwells in t he body-house, everyone greet s you wit h
respect .

j aa ut hee chalsee kant -rhaa t aa ko-ay na puchhai t ayree baat . | | 2| |
But when t he soul-husband arises and depart s, t hen no one cares for you at all. | | 2| |

pay-ee-arhai saho sayv t oo
N
saahurrhai sukh vas.
I n t his world of your parent s' home, serve your Husband Lord; in t he world beyond, in
your in-laws' home, you shall dwell in peace.

gur mil chaj achaar sikh t uDh kaday na lagai dukh. | | 3| |
Meet ing wit h t he Guru, be a sincere st udent of proper conduct , and suffering shall
never t ouch you. | | 3| |

sabhnaa saahurai vanj -naa sabh muklaavanhaar.
Everyone shall go t o t heir Husband Lord. Everyone shall be given t heir ceremonial
send-off aft er t heir marriage.
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naanak Dhan sohaaganee j in sah naal pi-aar. | | 4| | 23| | 93| |
O Nanak, blessed are t he happy soul-brides, who are in love wit h t heir Husband Lord.
| | 4| | 23| | 93| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5 ghar 6.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl, Sixt h House:

karan kaaran ayk ohee j in kee-aa aakaar.
The One Lord is t he Doer, t he Cause of causes, who has creat ed t he creat ion.


t iseh Dhi-aavahu man mayray sarab ko aaDhaar. | | 1| |
Medit at e on t he One, O my mind, who is t he Support of all. | | 1| |

gur kay charan man meh Dhi-aa-ay.
Medit at e wit hin your mind on t he Guru's Feet .

chhod sagal si-aanpaa saach sabad liv laa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Give up all your clever ment al t ricks, and lovingly at t une yourself t o t he True Word of
t he Shabad. | | 1| | Pause| |

dukh kalays na bha-o bi-aapai gur mant ar hirdai ho-ay.
Suffering, agony and fear do not cling t o one whose heart is filled wit h t he GurMant ra.

kot j at naa kar rahay gur bin t ari-o na ko-ay. | | 2| |
Trying millions of t hings, people have grown weary, but wit hout t he Guru, none have
been saved. | | 2| |

daykh darsan man saDhaarai paap saglay j aahi.
Gazing upon t he Blessed Vision of t he Guru's Darshan, t he mind is comfort ed and all
sins depart .

ha-o t in kai balihaarnai j e gur kee pairee paahi. | | 3| |
I am a sacrifice t o t hose who fall at t he Feet of t he Guru. | | 3| |

saaDhsangat man vasai saach har kaa naa-o.
I n t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy, t he True Name of t he Lord comes t o
dwell in t he mind.


say vadbhaagee naankaa j inaa man ih bhaa-o. | | 4| | 24| | 94| |
Very fort unat e are t hose, O Nanak, whose minds are filled wit h t his love. | | 4| | 24| | 94| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

sanch har Dhan pooj sat gur chhod sagal vikaar.
Gat her in t he Wealt h of t he Lord, worship t he True Guru, and give up all your corrupt
ways.

j in t oo
N
saaj savaari-aa har simar ho-ay uDhaar. | | 1| |
Medit at e in remembrance on t he Lord who creat ed and adorned you, and you shall be
saved. | | 1| |

j ap man naam ayk apaar.
O mind, chant t he Name of t he One, t he Unique and I nfinit e Lord.

paraan man t an j ineh dee-aa riday kaa aaDhaar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
He gave you t he praanaa, t he breat h of life, and your mind and body. He is t he
Support of t he heart . | | 1| | Pause| |

kaam kroDh aha
N
kaar maat ay vi-aapi-aa sansaar.
The world is drunk, engrossed in sexual desire, anger and egot ism.

pa-o sant sarnee laag charnee mit ai dookh anDhaar. | | 2| |
Seek t he Sanct uary of t he Saint s, and fall at t heir feet ; your suffering and darkness
shall be removed. | | 2| |


sat sant okh da-i-aa kamaavai ayh karnee saar.
Pract ice t rut h, cont ent ment and kindness; t his is t he most excellent way of life.

aap chhod sabh ho-ay raynaa j is day-ay parabh nirankaar. | | 3| |
One who is so blessed by t he Formless Lord God renounces selfishness, and becomes
t he dust of all. | | 3| |

j o deesai so sagal t oo
N
hai pasri-aa paasaar.
All t hat is seen is You, Lord, t he expansion of t he expanse.

kaho naanak gur bharam kaat i-aa sagal barahm beechaar. | | 4| | 25| | 95| |
Says Nanak, t he Guru has removed my doubt s; I recognize God in all. | | 4| | 25| | 95| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

dukarit sukarit manDhay sansaar saglaanaa.
The whole world is engrossed in bad deeds and good deeds.

duhhoo
N
t ay rahat bhagat hai ko-ee virlaa j aanaa. | | 1| |
God's devot ee is above bot h, but t hose who underst and t his are very rare. | | 1| |

t haakur sarbay samaanaa.
Our Lord and Mast er is all-pervading everywhere.

ki-aa kaha-o suna-o su-aamee t oo
N
vad purakh suj aanaa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
What should I say, and what should I hear? O my Lord and Mast er, You are Great , All-
powerful and All-knowing. | | 1| | Pause| |


maan abhimaan manDhay so sayvak naahee.
One who is influenced by praise and blame is not God's servant .

t at samadrasee sant ahu ko-ee kot manDhaahee. | | 2| |
One who sees t he essence of realit y wit h impart ial vision, O Saint s, is very rare-one
among millions. | | 2| |

kahan kahaavan ih keerat karlaa.
People t alk on and on about Him; t hey consider t his t o be praise of God.

kat han kahan t ay mukt aa gurmukh ko-ee virlaa. | | 3| |
But rare indeed is t he Gurmukh, who is above t his mere t alk. | | 3| |

gat avigat kachh nadar na aa-i-aa.
He is not concerned wit h deliverance or bondage.

sant an kee rayn naanak daan paa-i-aa. | | 4| | 26| | 96| |
Nanak has obt ained t he gift of t he dust of t he feet of t he Saint s. | | 4| | 26| | 96| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5 ghar 7.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl, Sevent h House:

t ayrai bharosai pi-aaray mai laad ladaa-i-aa.
Relying on Your Mercy, Dear Lord, I have indulged in sensual pleasures.

bhooleh chookeh baarik t oo
N
har pit aa maa-i-aa. | | 1| |
Like a foolish child, I have made mist akes. O Lord, You are my Fat her and Mot her.
| | 1| |


suhaylaa kahan kahaavan.
I t is easy t o speak and t alk,

t ayraa bikham bhaavan. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
but it is difficult t o accept Your Will. | | 1| | Pause| |

ha-o maan t aan kara-o t ayraa ha-o j aan-o aapaa.
I st and t all; You are my St rengt h. I know t hat You are mine.

sabh hee maDh sabheh t ay baahar baymuht aaj baapaa. | | 2| |
I nside of all, and out side of all, You are our Self-sufficient Fat her. | | 2| |

pit aa ha-o j aan-o naahee t ayree kavan j ugt aa.
O Fat her, I do not know-how can I know Your Way?
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banDhan mukat sant ahu mayree raakhai mamt aa. | | 3| |
He frees us from bondage, O Saint s, and saves us from possessiveness. | | 3| |

bha-ay kirpaal t haakur rahi-o aavan j aanaa.
Becoming Merciful, my Lord and Mast er has ended my comings and goings in
reincarnat ion.

gur mil naanak paarbarahm pachhaanaa. | | 4| | 27| | 97| |
Meet ing wit h t he Guru, Nanak has recognized t he Supreme Lord God. | | 4| | 27| | 97| |


sireeraag mehlaa 5 ghar 1.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl, First House:

sant j anaa mil bhaa-ee-aa kat i-arhaa j amkaal.
Meet ing wit h t he humble beings, O Siblings of Dest iny, t he Messenger of Deat h is
conquered.

sachaa saahib man vut haa ho-aa khasam da-i-aal.
The True Lord and Mast er has come t o dwell wit hin my mind; my Lord and Mast er has
become Merciful.

pooraa sat gur bhayt i-aa binsi-aa sabh j anj aal. | | 1| |
Meet ing wit h t he Perfect True Guru, all my worldly ent anglement s have ended. | | 1| |

mayray sat iguraa ha-o t uDh vit ahu kurbaan.
O my True Guru, I am a sacrifice t o You.

t ayray darsan ka-o balihaarnai t us dit aa amrit naam. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I am a sacrifice t o t he Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. By t he Pleasure of Your Will,
You have blessed me wit h t he Ambrosial Naam, t he Name of t he Lord. | | 1| | Pause| |

j in t oo
N
sayvi-aa bhaa-o kar say-ee purakh suj aan.
Those who have served You wit h love are t ruly wise.

t inaa pichhai chhut ee-ai j in andar naam niDhaan.
Those who have t he Treasure of t he Naam wit hin emancipat e ot hers as well as
t hemselves.


gur j ayvad daat aa ko nahee j in dit aa aat am daan. | | 2| |
There is no ot her Giver as great as t he Guru, who has given t he gift of t he soul. | | 2| |

aa-ay say parvaan heh j in gur mili-aa subhaa-ay.
Blessed and acclaimed is t he coming of t hose who have met t he Guru wit h loving
fait h.

sachay sayt ee rat i-aa dargeh baisan j aa-ay.
At t uned t o t he True One, you shall obt ain a place of honor in t he Court of t he Lord.

kart ay hat h vadi-aa-ee-aa poorab likhi-aa paa-ay. | | 3| |
Great ness is in t he Hands of t he Creat or; it is obt ained by pre-ordained dest iny. | | 3| |

sach kart aa sach karanhaar sach saahib sach t ayk.
True is t he Creat or, True is t he Doer. True is our Lord and Mast er, and True is His
Support .

sacho sach vakhaanee-ai sacho buDh bibayk.
So speak t he Truest of t he True. Through t he True One, an int uit ive and discerning
mind is obt ained.

sarab nirant ar rav rahi-aa j ap naanak j eevai ayk. | | 4| | 28| | 98| |
Nanak lives by chant ing and medit at ing on t he One, who is pervading wit hin and
cont ained amongst all. | | 4| | 28| | 98| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:


gur parmaysur pooj ee-ai man t an laa-ay pi-aar.
Worship t he Guru, t he Transcendent Lord, wit h your mind and body at t uned t o love.

sat gur daat aa j ee-a kaa sabhsai day-ay aDhaar.
The True Guru is t he Giver of t he soul; He gives Support t o all.

sat gur bachan kamaavnay sachaa ayhu veechaar.
Act according t o t he I nst ruct ions of t he True Guru; t his is t he t rue philosophy.

bin saaDhoo sangat rat i-aa maa-i-aa moh sabh chhaar. | | 1| |
Wit hout being at t uned t o t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy, all at t achment
t o Maya is j ust dust . | | 1| |

mayray saaj an har har naam samaal.
O my friend, reflect upon t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har

saaDhoo sangat man vasai pooran hovai ghaal. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
. I n t he Saadh Sangat , He dwells wit hin t he mind, and one's works are brought t o
perfect fruit ion. | | 1| | Pause| |

gur samrat h apaar gur vadbhaagee darsan ho-ay.
The Guru is All-powerful, t he Guru is I nfinit e. By great good fort une, t he Blessed
Vision of His Darshan is obt ained.

gur agochar nirmalaa gur j ayvad avar na ko-ay.
The Guru is I mpercept ible, I mmaculat e and Pure. There is no ot her as great as t he
Guru.


gur kart aa gur karanhaar gurmukh sachee so-ay.
The Guru is t he Creat or, t he Guru is t he Doer. The Gurmukh obt ains t rue glory.

gur t ay baahar kichh nahee gur keet aa lorhay so ho-ay. | | 2| |
Not hing is beyond t he Guru; what ever He wishes comes t o pass. | | 2| |

gur t irat h gur paarj aat gur mansaa pooranhaar.
The Guru is t he Sacred Shrine of Pilgrimage, t he Guru is t he Wish-fulfilling Elysian
Tree.

gur daat aa har naam day-ay uDhrai sabh sansaar.
The Guru is t he Fulfiller of t he desires of t he mind. The Guru is t he Giver of t he Name
of t he Lord, by which all t he world is saved.

gur samrat h gur nirankaar gur oochaa agam apaar.
The Guru is All-powerful, t he Guru is Formless; t he Guru is Loft y, I naccessible and
I nfinit e.

gur kee mahimaa agam hai ki-aa kat hay kat hanhaar. | | 3| |
The Praise of t he Guru is so sublime-what can any speaker say? | | 3| |

j it -rhay fal man baachhee-ah t it -rhay sat gur paas.
All t he rewards which t he mind desires are wit h t he True Guru.

poorab likhay paavnay saach naam day raas.
One whose dest iny is so pre-ordained, obt ains t he Wealt h of t he True Name.

sat gur sarnee aa-i-aa
N
baahurh nahee binaas.
Ent ering t he Sanct uary of t he True Guru, you shall never die again.


har naanak kaday na visra-o ayhu j ee-o pind t ayraa saas. | | 4| | 29| | 99| |
Nanak: may I never forget You, Lord. This soul, body and breat h are Yours.
| | 4| | 29| | 99| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

sant j anhu sun bhaa-eeho chhoot an saachai naa-ay.
O Saint s, O Siblings of Dest iny, list en: release comes only t hrough t he True Name.

gur kay charan sarayvnay t irat h har kaa naa-o.
Worship t he Feet of t he Guru. Let t he Name of t he Lord be your sacred shrine of
pilgrimage.

aagai dargahi manee-ah milai nit haavay t haa-o. | | 1| |
Hereaft er, you shall be honored in t he Court of t he Lord; t here, even t he homeless
find a home. | | 1| |
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bhaa-ee ray saachee sat gur sayv.
O Siblings of Dest iny, service t o t he True Guru alone is True.

sat gur t ut hai paa-ee-ai pooran alakh abhayv. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
When t he True Guru is pleased, we obt ain t he Perfect , Unseen, Unknowable Lord.
| | 1| | Pause| |

sat gur vit ahu vaari-aa j in dit aa sach naa-o.
I am a sacrifice t o t he True Guru, who has best owed t he True Name.


an-din sach salaahnaa sachay kay gun gaa-o.
Night and day, I praise t he True One; I sing t he Glorious Praises of t he True One.

sach khaanaa sach painnaa sachay sachaa naa-o. | | 2| |
True is t he food, and t rue are t he clot hes, of t hose who chant t he True Name of t he
True One. | | 2| |

saas giraas na visrai safal moorat gur aap.
Wit h each breat h and morsel of food, do not forget t he Guru, t he Embodiment of
Fulfillment .

gur j ayvad avar na dis-ee aat h pahar t is j aap.
None is seen t o be as great as t he Guru. Medit at e on Him t went y-four hours a day.

nadar karay t aa paa-ee-ai sach naam gunt aas. | | 3| |
As He cast s His Glance of Grace, we obt ain t he True Name, t he Treasure of
Excellence. | | 3| |

gur parmaysar ayk hai sabh meh rahi-aa samaa-ay.
The Guru and t he Transcendent Lord are one and t he same, pervading and
permeat ing amongst all.

j in ka-o poorab likhi-aa say-ee naam Dhi-aa-ay.
Those who have such pre-ordained dest iny, medit at e on t he Naam.

naanak gur sarnaagat ee marai na aavai j aa-ay. | | 4| | 30| | 100| |
Nanak seeks t he Sanct uary of t he Guru, who does not die, or come and go in
reincarnat ion. | | 4| | 30| | 100| |


ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

sireeraag mehlaa 1 ghar 1 asat padee-aa.
Siree Raag, First Mehl, First House, Asht apadees:

aakh aakh man vaavnaa j i-o j i-o j aapai vaa-ay.
I speak and chant His Praises, vibrat ing t he inst rument of my mind. The more I know
Him, t he more I vibrat e it .

j is no vaa-ay sunaa-ee-ai so kayvad kit t haa-ay.
The One, unt o whom we vibrat e and sing-how great is He, and where is His Place?

aakhan vaalay j ayt -rhay sabh aakh rahay liv laa-ay. | | 1| |
Those who speak of Him and praise Him-t hey all cont inue speaking of Him wit h love.
| | 1| |

baabaa alhu agam apaar.
O Baba, t he Lord Allah is I naccessible and I nfinit e.

paakee naa-ee paak t haa-ay sachaa paravdigaar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Sacred is His Name, and Sacred is His Place. He is t he True Cherisher. | | 1| | Pause| |

t ayraa hukam na j aapee kayt -rhaa likh na j aanai ko-ay.
The ext ent of Your Command cannot be seen; no one knows how t o writ e it .

j ay sa-o saa-ir maylee-ah t il na puj aaveh ro-ay.
Even if a hundred poet s met t oget her, t hey could not describe even a t iny bit of it .


keemat kinai na paa-ee-aa sabh sun sun aakhahi so-ay. | | 2| |
No one has found Your Value; t hey all merely writ e what t hey have heard again and
again. | | 2| |

peer paikaamar saalak saadak suhday a-or saheed.
The Pirs, t he Prophet s, t he spirit ual t eachers, t he fait hful, t he innocent s and t he
mart yrs,

saykh masaa-ik kaaj ee mulaa dar darvays raseed.
t he Shaikhs, t he myst ics, t he Qazis, t he Mullahs and t he Dervishes at His Door

barkat t in ka-o aglee parh-day rahan darood. | | 3| |
-t hey are blessed all t he more as t hey cont inue reading t heir prayers in praise t o Him.
| | 3| |

puchh na saaj ay puchh na dhaahay puchh na dayvai lay-ay.
He seeks no advice when He builds; He seeks no advice when He dest roys. He seeks
no advice while giving or t aking.

aapnee kudrat aapay j aanai aapay karan karay-i.
He alone knows His Creat ive Power; He Himself does all deeds.

sabhnaa vaykhai nadar kar j ai bhaavai t ai day-ay. | | 4| |
He beholds all in His Vision. He gives t o t hose wit h whom He is pleased. | | 4| |

t haavaa naav na j aanee-ahi naavaa kayvad naa-o.
His Place and His Name are not known, no one knows how great is His Name.


j it hai vasai mayraa paat isaahu so kayvad hai t haa-o.
How great is t hat place where my Sovereign Lord dwells?

ambarh ko-ay na sak-ee ha-o kis no puchhan j aa-o. | | 5| |
No one can reach it ; whom shall I go and ask? | | 5| |

varnaa varan na bhaavnee j ay kisai vadaa karay-i.
One class of people does not like t he ot her, when one has been made great .

vaday hat h vadi-aa-ee-aa j ai bhaavai t ai day-ay.
Great ness is only in His Great Hands; He gives t o t hose wit h whom He is pleased.

hukam savaaray aapnai chasaa na dhil karay-i. | | 6| |
By t he Hukam of His Command, He Himself regenerat es, wit hout a moment 's delay.
| | 6| |

sabh ko aakhai bahut bahut lainai kai veechaar.
Everyone cries out , "More! More! ", wit h t he idea of receiving.

kayvad daat aa aakhee-ai day kai rahi-aa sumaar.
How great should we call t he Giver? His Gift s are beyond est imat ion.

naanak t ot na aavee t ayray j ugah j ugah bhandaar. | | 7| | 1| |
O Nanak, t here is no deficiency; Your St orehouses are filled t o overflowing, age aft er
age. | | 7| | 1| |

mehlaa 1.
First Mehl:


sabhay kant mahaylee-aa saglee-aa karahi seegaar.
All are brides of t he Husband Lord; all decorat e t hemselves for Him.
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ganat ganaavan aa-ee-aa soohaa vays vikaar.
But when t he t ime comes t o set t le t heir account s, t heir red robes are corrupt .

pakhand paraym na paa-ee-ai khot aa paaj khu-aar. | | 1| |
His Love is not obt ained t hrough hypocrisy. Her false coverings bring only ruin. | | 1| |

har j ee-o i-o pir raavai naar.
I n t his way, t he Dear Husband Lord ravishes and enj oys His bride.

t uDh bhaavan sohaaganee apnee kirpaa laihi savaar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The happy soul-bride is pleasing t o You, Lord; by Your Grace, You adorn her.
| | 1| | Pause| |

gur sabdee seegaaree-aa t an man pir kai paas.
She is decorat ed wit h t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad; her mind and body belong t o
her Husband Lord.

du-ay kar j orh kharhee t akai sach kahai ardaas.
Wit h her palms pressed t oget her, she st ands, wait ing on Him, and offers her True
prayers t o Him.

laal rat ee sach bhai vasee bhaa-ay rat ee rang raas. | | 2| |
Dyed in t he deep crimson of t he Love of her Darling Lord, she dwells in t he Fear of t he
True One. I mbued wit h His Love, she is dyed in t he color of His Love. | | 2| |

!
pari-a kee chayree kaa
N
dhee-ai laalee maanai naa-o.
She is said t o be t he hand-maiden of her Beloved Lord; His sweet heart surrenders t o
His Name.

saachee pareet na t ut -ee saachay mayl milaa-o.
True Love is never broken; she is unit ed in Union wit h t he True One.

sabad rat ee man vayDhi-aa ha-o sad balihaarai j aa-o. | | 3| |
At t uned t o t he Word of t he Shabad, her mind is pierced t hrough. I am forever a
sacrifice t o Him. | | 3| |

saa Dhan rand na bais-ee j ay sat gur maahi samaa-ay.
That bride, who is absorbed int o t he True Guru, shall never become a widow.

pir reesaaloo na-ot ano saacha-o marai na j aa-ay.
Her Husband Lord is Beaut iful; His Body is forever fresh and new. The True One does
not die, and shall not go.

nit ravai sohaaganee saachee nadar raj aa-ay. | | 4| |
He cont inually enj oys His happy soul-bride; He cast s His Gracious Glance of Trut h
upon her, and she abides in His Will. | | 4| |

saach Dharhee Dhan maadee-ai kaaparh paraym seegaar.
The bride braids her hair wit h Trut h; her clot hes are decorat ed wit h His Love.

chandan cheet vasaa-i-aa mandar dasvaa du-aar.
Like t he essence of sandalwood, He permeat es her consciousness, and t he Temple of
t he Tent h Gat e is opened.


deepak sabad vigaasi-aa raam naam ur haar. | | 5| |
The lamp of t he Shabad is lit , and t he Name of t he Lord is her necklace. | | 5| |

naaree andar sohnee mast ak manee pi-aar.
She is t he most beaut iful among women; upon her forehead she wears t he Jewel of
t he Lord's Love.

sobhaa surat suhaavanee saachai paraym apaar.
Her glory and her wisdom are magnificent ; her love for t he I nfinit e Lord is True.

bin pir purakh na j aan-ee saachay gur kai hayt pi-aar. | | 6| |
Ot her t han her Beloved Lord, she knows no man. She enshrines love for t he True
Guru. | | 6| |

nis anDhi-aaree sut ee-ay ki-o pir bin rain vihaa-ay.
Asleep in t he darkness of t he night , how shall she pass her life-night wit hout her
Husband?

ank j ala-o t an j aalee-a-o man Dhan j al bal j aa-ay.
Her limbs shall burn, her body shall burn, and her mind and wealt h shall burn as well.

j aa Dhan kant na raavee-aa t aa birt haa j oban j aa-ay. | | 7| |
When t he Husband does not enj oy His bride, t hen her yout h passes away in vain.
| | 7| |

sayj ai kant mahaylrhee soot ee booj h na paa-ay.
The Husband is on t he Bed, but t he bride is asleep, and so she does not come t o
know Him.


ha-o sut ee pir j aagnaa kis ka-o poochha-o j aa-ay.
While I am asleep, my Husband Lord is awake. Where can I go for advice?

sat gur maylee bhai vasee naanak paraym sakhaa-ay. | | 8| | 2| |
The True Guru has led me t o meet Him, and now I dwell in t he Fear of God. O Nanak,
His Love is always wit h me. | | 8| | 2| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

aapay gun aapay kat hai aapay sun veechaar.
O Lord, You are Your Own Glorious Praise. You Yourself speak it ; You Yourself hear it
and cont emplat e it .

aapay rat an parakh t oo
N
aapay mol apaar.
You Yourself are t he Jewel, and You are t he Appraiser. You Yourself are of I nfinit e
Value.

saacha-o maan mahat t oo
N
aapay dayvanhaar. | | 1| |
O True Lord, You are Honor and Glory; You Yourself are t he Giver. | | 1| |

har j ee-o t oo
N
kart aa kart aar.
O Dear Lord, You are t he Creat or and t he Cause.

j i-o bhaavai t i-o raakh t oo
N
har naam milai aachaar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I f it is Your Will, please save and prot ect me; please bless me wit h t he lifest yle of t he
Lord's Name. | | 1| | Pause| |


aapay heeraa nirmalaa aapay rang maj eet h.
You Yourself are t he flawless diamond; You Yourself are t he deep crimson color.

aapay mot ee ooj lo aapay bhagat baseet h.
You Yourself are t he perfect pearl; You Yourself are t he devot ee and t he priest .

gur kai sabad salaahnaa ghat ghat deet h adeet h. | | 2| |
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, You are praised. I n each and every heart ,
t he Unseen is seen. | | 2| |

aapay saagar bohit haa aapay paar apaar.
You Yourself are t he ocean and t he boat . You Yourself are t his shore, and t he one
beyond.

saachee vaat suj aan t oo
N
sabad laghaavanhaar.
O All-knowing Lord, You are t he True Way. The Shabad is t he Navigat or t o ferry us
across.

nidri-aa dar j aanee-ai baaj h guroo gubaar. | | 3| |
One who does not fear God shall live in fear; wit hout t he Guru, t here is only pit ch
darkness. | | 3| |

ast hir kart aa daykhee-ai hor kayt ee aavai j aa-ay.
The Creat or alone is seen t o be Et ernal; all ot hers come and go.

aapay nirmal ayk t oo
N
hor banDhee DhanDhai paa-ay.
Only You, Lord, are I mmaculat e and Pure. All ot hers are bound up in worldly pursuit s.


gur raakhay say ubray saachay si-o liv laa-ay. | | 4| |
Those who are prot ect ed by t he Guru are saved. They are lovingly at t uned t o t he True
Lord. | | 4| |
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har j ee-o sabad pachhaanee-ai saach rat ay gur vaak.
Through t he Shabad, t hey recognize t he Dear Lord; t hrough t he Guru's Word, t hey are
at t uned t o Trut h.

t it t an mail na lag-ee sach ghar j is ot aak.
Filt h does not st ick t o t he body of one who has secured a dwelling in his True Home.

nadar karay sach paa-ee-ai bin naavai ki-aa saak. | | 5| |
When t he Lord best ows His Glance of Grace, we obt ain t he True Name. Wit hout t he
Name, who are our relat ives? | | 5| |

j inee sach pachhaani-aa say sukhee-ay j ug chaar.
Those who have realized t he Trut h are at peace t hroughout t he four ages.

ha-umai t arisnaa maar kai sach rakhi-aa ur Dhaar.
Subduing t heir egot ism and desires, t hey keep t he True Name enshrined in t heir
heart s.

j ag meh laahaa ayk naam paa-ee-ai gur veechaar. | | 6| |
I n t his world, t he only real profit is t he Name of t he One Lord; it is earned by
cont emplat ing t he Guru. | | 6| |


saacha-o vakhar laadee-ai laabh sadaa sach raas.
Loading t he Merchandise of t he True Name, you shall gat her in your profit s forever
wit h t he Capit al of Trut h.

saachee dargeh bais-ee bhagat sachee ardaas.
I n t he Court of t he True One, you shall sit in t rut hful devot ion and prayer.

pat si-o laykhaa nibrhai raam naam pargaas. | | 7| |
Your account shall be set t led wit h honor, in t he Radiant Light of t he Name of t he Lord.
| | 7| |

oochaa oocha-o aakhee-ai kaha-o na daykhi-aa j aa-ay.
The Lord is said t o be t he Highest of t he High; no one can perceive Him.

j ah daykhaa t ah ayk t oo
N
sat gur dee-aa dikhaa-ay.
Wherever I look, I see only You. The True Guru has inspired me t o see You.

j ot nirant ar j aanee-ai naanak sahj subhaa-ay. | | 8| | 3| |
The Divine Light wit hin is revealed, O Nanak, t hrough t his int uit ive underst anding.
| | 8| | 3| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

machhulee j aal na j aani-aa sar khaaraa asgaahu.
The fish did not not ice t he net in t he deep and salt y sea.

at si-aanee sohnee ki-o keet o vaysaahu.
I t was so clever and beaut iful, but why was it so confident ?


keet ay kaaran paakrhee kaal na t alai siraahu. | | 1| |
By it s act ions it was caught , and now deat h cannot be t urned away from it s head.
| | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray i-o sir j aanhu kaal.
O Siblings of Dest iny, j ust like t his, see deat h hovering over your own heads!

j i-o machhee t i-o maansaa pavai achint aa j aal. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
People are j ust like t his fish; unaware, t he noose of deat h descends upon t hem.
| | 1| | Pause| |

sabh j ag baaDho kaal ko bin gur kaal afaar.
The whole world is bound by deat h; wit hout t he Guru, deat h cannot be avoided.

sach rat ay say ubray dubiDhaa chhod vikaar.
Those who are at t uned t o Trut h are saved; t hey renounce dualit y and corrupt ion.

ha-o t in kai balihaarnai dar sachai sachiaar. | | 2| |
I am a sacrifice t o t hose who are found t o be Trut hful in t he True Court . | | 2| |

seechaanay j i-o pankhee-aa j aalee baDhik haat h.
Think of t he hawk preying on t he birds, and t he net in t he hands of t he hunt er.

gur raakhay say ubray hor faat hay chogai saat h.
Those who are prot ect ed by t he Guru are saved; t he ot hers are caught by t he bait .

bin naavai chun sut ee-ah ko-ay na sangee saat h. | | 3| |
Wit hout t he Name, t hey are picked up and t hrown away; t hey have no friends or
companions. | | 3| |


sacho sachaa aakhee-ai sachay sachaa t haan.
God is said t o be t he Truest of t he True; His Place is t he Truest of t he True.

j inee sachaa mani-aa t in man sach Dhi-aan.
Those who obey t he True One-t heir minds abide in t rue medit at ion.

man mukh soochay j aanee-ahi gurmukh j inaa gi-aan. | | 4| |
Those who become Gurmukh, and obt ain spirit ual wisdom-t heir minds and mout hs are
known t o be pure. | | 4| |

sat gur agai ardaas kar saaj an day-ay milaa-ay.
Offer your most sincere prayers t o t he True Guru, so t hat He may unit e you wit h your
Best Friend.

saaj an mili-ai sukh paa-i-aa j amdoot mu-ay bikh khaa-ay.
Meet ing your Best Friend, you shall find peace; t he Messenger of Deat h shall t ake
poison and die.
!
naavai andar ha-o vasaa
N
naa-o vasai man aa-ay. | | 5| |
I dwell deep wit hin t he Name; t he Name has come t o dwell wit hin my mind. | | 5| |

baaj h guroo gubaar hai bin sabdai booj h na paa-ay.
Wit hout t he Guru, t here is only pit ch darkness; wit hout t he Shabad, underst anding is
not obt ained.

gurmat ee pargaas ho-ay sach rahai liv laa-ay.
Through t he Guru's Teachings, you shall be enlight ened; remain absorbed in t he Love
of t he True Lord.


t it hai kaal na sanchrai j ot ee j ot samaa-ay. | | 6| |
Deat h does not go t here; your light shall merge wit h t he Light . | | 6| |

t oo
N
hai saaj an t oo
N
suj aan t oo
N
aapay maylanhaar.
You are my Best Friend; You are All-knowing. You are t he One who unit es us wit h
Yourself.

gur sabdee salaahee-ai ant na paaraavaar.
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, we praise You; You have no end or
limit at ion.

t it hai kaal na aprhai j it hai gur kaa sabad apaar. | | 7| |
Deat h does not reach t hat place, where t he I nfinit e Word of t he Guru's Shabad
resounds. | | 7| |

hukmee sabhay oopj ahi hukmee kaar kamaahi.
By t he Hukam of His Command, all are creat ed. By His Command, act ions are
performed.

hukmee kaalai vas hai hukmee saach samaahi.
By His Command, all are subj ect t o deat h; by His Command, t hey merge in Trut h.

naanak j o t is bhaavai so t hee-ai inaa j ant aa vas kichh naahi. | | 8| | 4| |
O Nanak, what ever pleases His Will comes t o pass. Not hing is in t he hands of t hese
beings. | | 8| | 4| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:


man j oot hai t an j oot h hai j ihvaa j oot hee ho-ay.
I f t he mind is pollut ed, t hen t he body is pollut ed, and t he t ongue is pollut ed as well.
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mukh j hoot hai j hoot h bolnaa ki-o kar soochaa ho-ay.
Wit h false mout hs, people speak falsehood. How can t hey be made pure?
!
bin abh sabad na maa
N
j ee-ai saachay t ay sach ho-ay. | | 1| |
Wit hout t he Holy Wat er of t he Shabad, t hey are not cleansed. From t he True One
alone comes Trut h. | | 1| |

munDhay gunheenee sukh kayhi.
O soul-bride, wit hout virt ue, what happiness can t here be?

pir ralee-aa ras maansee saach sabad sukh nayhi. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The Husband Lord enj oys her wit h pleasure and delight ; she is at peace in t he love of
t he True Word of t he Shabad. | | 1| | Pause| |
!
pir pardaysee j ay t hee-ai Dhan vaa
N
dhee j ooray-ay.
When t he Husband goes away, t he bride suffers in t he pain of separat ion,

j i-o j al t horhai machhulee karan palaav karay-i.
like t he fish in shallow wat er, crying for mercy.

pir bhaavai sukh paa-ee-ai j aa aapay nadar karay-i. | | 2| |
As it pleases t he Will of t he Husband Lord, peace is obt ained, when He Himself cast s
His Glance of Grace. | | 2| |


pir saalaahee aapnaa sakhee sahaylee naal.
Praise your Husband Lord, t oget her wit h your bridesmaids and friends.

t an sohai man mohi-aa rat ee rang nihaal.
The body is beaut ified, and t he mind is fascinat ed. I mbued wit h His Love, we are
enrapt ured.

sabad savaaree sohnee pir raavay gun naal. | | 3| |
Adorned wit h t he Shabad, t he beaut iful bride enj oys her Husband wit h virt ue. | | 3| |

kaaman kaam na aavee khot ee avgani-aar.
The soul-bride is of no use at all, if she is evil and wit hout virt ue.

naa sukh pay-ee-ai saahurai j hoot h j alee vaykaar.
She does not find peace in t his world or t he next ; she burns in falsehood and
corrupt ion.

aavan vanj an daakh-rho chhodee kant visaar. | | 4| |
Coming and going are very difficult for t hat bride who is abandoned and forgot t en by
her Husband Lord. | | 4| |

pir kee naar suhaavanee mut ee so kit saad.
The beaut iful soul-bride of t he Husband Lord-by what sensual pleasures has she been
doomed?

pir kai kaam na aavee bolay faadil baad.
She is of no use t o her Husband if she babbles in useless argument s.


dar ghar dho-ee naa lahai chhoot ee dooj ai saad. | | 5| |
At t he Door of His Home, she finds no shelt er; she is discarded for seeking ot her
pleasures. | | 5| |

pandit vaacheh pot hee-aa naa booj heh veechaar.
The Pandit s, t he religious scholars, read t heir books, but t hey do not underst and t he
real meaning.

an ka-o mat ee day chaleh maa-i-aa kaa vaapaar.
They give inst ruct ions t o ot hers, and t hen walk away, but t hey deal in Maya
t hemselves.

kat hnee j hoot hee j ag bhavai rahnee sabad so saar. | | 6| |
Speaking falsehood, t hey wander around t he world, while t hose who remain t rue t o
t he Shabad are excellent and exalt ed. | | 6| |

kayt ay pandit j ot kee baydaa karahi beechaar.
There are so many Pandit s and ast rologers who ponder over t he Vedas.

vaad viroDh salaahnay vaaday aavan j aan.
They glorify t heir disput es and argument s, and in t hese cont roversies t hey cont inue
coming and going.

bin gur karam na chhut see kahi sun aakh vakhaan. | | 7| |
Wit hout t he Guru, t hey are not released from t heir karma, alt hough t hey speak and
list en and preach and explain. | | 7| |

sabh gunvant ee aakhee-ahi mai gun naahee ko-ay.
They all call t hemselves virt uous, but I have no virt ue at all.


har var naar suhaavanee mai bhaavai parabh so-ay.
Wit h t he Lord as her Husband, t he soul-bride is happy; I , t oo, love t hat God.

naanak sabad milaavrhaa naa vaychhorhaa ho-ay. | | 8| | 5| |
O Nanak, t hrough t he Shabad, union is obt ained; t here is no more separat ion. | | 8| | 5| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

j ap t ap sanj am saaDhee-ai t irat h keechai vaas.
You may chant and medit at e, pract ice aust erit ies and self-rest raint , and dwell at
sacred shrines of pilgrimage;

punn daan chang-aa-ee-aa bin saachay ki-aa t aas.
you may give donat ions t o charit y, and perform good deeds, but wit hout t he True
One, what is t he use of it all?

j ayhaa raaDhay t ayhaa lunai bin gun j anam vinaas. | | 1| |
As you plant , so shall you harvest . Wit hout virt ue, t his human life passes away in vain.
| | 1| |

munDhay gun daasee sukh ho-ay.
O young bride, be a slave t o virt ue, and you shall find peace.

avgan t i-aag samaa-ee-ai gurmat pooraa so-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Renouncing wrongful act ions, following t he Guru's Teachings, you shall be absorbed
int o t he Perfect One. | | 1| | Pause| |


vin raasee vapaaree-aa t akay kundaa chaar.
Wit hout capit al, t he t rader looks around in all four direct ions.

mool na buj hai aapnaa vasat rahee ghar baar.
He does not underst and his own origins; t he merchandise remains wit hin t he door of
his own house.

vin vakhar dukh aglaa koorh mut hee koorhi-aar. | | 2| |
Wit hout t his commodit y, t here is great pain. The false are ruined by falsehood. | | 2| |

laahaa ahinis na-ot anaa parkhay rat an veechaar.
One who cont emplat es and appraises t his Jewel day and night reaps new profit s.

vasat lahai ghar aapnai chalai kaaraj saar.
He finds t he merchandise wit hin his own home, and depart s aft er arranging his affairs.

vanj aari-aa si-o vanaj kar gurmukh barahm beechaar. | | 3| |
So t rade wit h t he t rue t raders, and as Gurmukh, cont emplat e God. | | 3| |
!
sant aa
N
sangat paa-ee-ai j ay maylay maylanhaar.
I n t he Societ y of t he Saint s, He is found, if t he Unit er unit es us.

mili-aa ho-ay na vichhurhai j is ant ar j ot apaar.
One whose heart is filled wit h His I nfinit e Light meet s wit h Him, and shall never again
be separat ed from Him.

sachai aasan sach rahai sachai paraym pi-aar. | | 4| |
True is his posit ion; he abides in Trut h, wit h love and affect ion for t he True One. | | 4| |


j inee aap pachhaani-aa ghar meh mahal sut haa-ay.
One who underst ands himself finds t he Mansion of t he Lord's Presence wit hin his own
home.

sachay sayt ee rat i-aa sacho palai paa-ay.
I mbued wit h t he True Lord, Trut h is gat hered in.
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t aribhavan so parabh j aanee-ai saacho saachai naa-ay. | | 5| |
God is known t hroughout t he t hree worlds. True is t he Name of t he True One. | | 5| |

saa Dhan kharee suhaavanee j in pir j aat aa sang.
The wife who knows t hat her Husband Lord is always wit h her is very beaut iful.

mahlee mahal bulaa-ee-ai so pir raavay rang.
The soul-bride is called t o t he Mansion of t he His Presence, and her Husband Lord
ravishes her wit h love.

sach suhaagan saa bhalee pir mohee gun sang. | | 6| |
The happy soul-bride is t rue and good; she is fascinat ed by t he Glories of her Husband
Lord. | | 6| |

bhoolee bhoolee t hal charhaa t hal charh doogar j aa-o.
Wandering around and making mist akes, I climb t he plat eau; having climbed t he
plat eau, I go up t he mount ain.

ban meh bhoolee j ay firaa bin gur booj h na paa-o.
But now I have lost my way, and I am wandering around in t he forest ; wit hout t he
Guru, I do not underst and.


naavhu bhoolee j ay firaa fir fir aava-o j aa-o. | | 7| |
I f I wander around forget t ing God's Name, I shall cont inue coming and going in
reincarnat ion, over and over again. | | 7| |

puchhahu j aa-ay paDhaa-oo-aa chalay chaakar ho-ay.
Go and ask t he t ravellers, how t o walk on t he Pat h as His slave.

raaj an j aaneh aapnaa dar ghar t haak na ho-ay.
They know t he Lord t o be t heir King, and at t he Door t o His Home, t heir way is not
blocked.

naanak ayko rav rahi-aa dooj aa avar na ko-ay. | | 8| | 6| |
O Nanak, t he One is pervading everywhere; t here is no ot her at all. | | 8| | 6| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

gur t ay nirmal j aanee-ai nirmal dayh sareer.
Through t he Guru, t he Pure One is known, and t he human body becomes pure as
well.

nirmal saacho man vasai so j aanai abh peer.
The Pure, True Lord abides wit hin t he mind; He knows t he pain of our heart s.

sahj ai t ay sukh aglo naa laagai j am t eer. | | 1| |
Wit h int uit ive ease, a great peace is found, and t he arrow of deat h shall not st rike
you. | | 1| |


bhaa-ee ray mail naahee nirmal j al naa-ay.
O Siblings of Dest iny, filt h is washed away by bat hing in t he Pure Wat er of t he Name.

nirmal saachaa ayk t oo hor mail bharee sabh j aa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
You alone are Perfect ly Pure, O True Lord; all ot her places are filled wit h filt h.
| | 1| | Pause| |

har kaa mandar sohnaa kee-aa karnaihaar.
The Temple of t he Lord is beaut iful; it was made by t he Creat or Lord.

rav sas deep anoop j ot t aribhavan j ot apaar.
The sun and t he moon are lamps of incomparably beaut iful light . Throughout t he
t hree worlds, t he I nfinit e Light is pervading.

haat pat an garh kot h-rhee sach sa-udaa vaapaar. | | 2| |
I n t he shops of t he cit y of t he body, in t he fort resses and in t he hut s, t he True
Merchandise is t raded. | | 2| |

gi-aan anj an bhai bhanj naa daykh niranj an bhaa-ay.
The oint ment of spirit ual wisdom is t he dest royer of fear; t hrough love, t he Pure One
is seen.

gupat pargat sabh j aanee-ai j ay man raakhai t haa-ay.
The myst eries of t he seen and t he unseen are all known, if t he mind is kept cent ered
and balanced.

aisaa sat gur j ay milai t aa sehj ay la-ay milaa-ay. | | 3| |
I f one finds such a True Guru, t he Lord is met wit h int uit ive ease. | | 3| |


kas kasvat ee laa-ee-ai parkhay hit chit laa-ay.
He draws us t o His Touchst one, t o t est our love and consciousness.

khot ay t ha-ur na paa-inee kharay khaj aanai paa-ay.
The count erfeit have no place t here, but t he genuine are placed in His Treasury.

aas andaysaa door kar i-o mal j aa-ay samaa-ay. | | 4| |
Let your hopes and anxiet ies depart ; t hus pollut ion is washed away. | | 4| |

sukh ka-o maagai sabh ko dukh na maagai ko-ay.
Everyone begs for happiness; no one asks for suffering.

sukhai ka-o dukh aglaa manmukh booj h na ho-ay.
But in t he wake of happiness, t here comes great suffering. The self-willed manmukhs
do not underst and t his.

sukh dukh sam kar j aanee-ahi sabad bhayd sukh ho-ay. | | 5| |
Those who see pain and pleasure as one and t he same find peace; t hey are pierced
t hrough by t he Shabad. | | 5| |

bayd pukaaray vaachee-ai banee barahm bi-aas.
The Vedas proclaim, and t he words of Vyaasa t ell us,

mun j an sayvak saaDhikaa naam rat ay gunt aas.
t hat t he silent sages, t he servant s of t he Lord, and t hose who pract ice a life of
spirit ual discipline are at t uned t o t he Naam, t he Treasure of Excellence.


sach rat ay say j in ga-ay ha-o sad balihaarai j aas. | | 6| |
Those who are at t uned t o t he True Name win t he game of life; I am forever a sacrifice
t o t hem. | | 6| |

chahu j ug mailay mal bharay j in mukh naam na ho-ay.
Those who do not have t he Naam in t heir mout hs are filled wit h pollut ion; t hey are
filt hy t hroughout t he four ages.

bhagt ee bhaa-ay vihooni-aa muhu kaalaa pat kho-ay.
Wit hout loving devot ion t o God, t heir faces are blackened, and t heir honor is lost .

j inee naam visaari-aa avgan mut hee ro-ay. | | 7| |
Those who have forgot t en t he Naam are plundered by evil; t hey weep and wail in
dismay. | | 7| |

khoj at khoj at paa-i-aa dar kar milai milaa-ay.
I searched and searched, and found God. I n t he Fear of God, I have been unit ed in
His Union.

aap pachhaanai ghar vasai ha-umai t arisnaa j aa-ay.
Through self-realizat ion, people dwell wit hin t he home of t heir inner being; egot ism
and desire depart .

naanak nirmal ooj lay j o raat ay har naa-ay. | | 8| | 7| |
O Nanak, t hose who are at t uned t o t he Name of t he Lord are immaculat e and radiant .
| | 8| | 7| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:


sun man bhoolay baavray gur kee charnee laag.
List en, O deluded and dement ed mind: hold t ight t o t he Guru's Feet .

har j ap naam Dhi-aa-ay t oo j am darpai dukh bhaag.
Chant and medit at e on t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord; deat h will be afraid of you,
and suffering shall depart .

dookh ghano duhaaganee ki-o t hir rahai suhaag. | | 1| |
The desert ed wife suffers t errible pain. How can her Husband Lord remain wit h her
forever? | | 1| |
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bhaa-ee ray avar naahee mai t haa-o.
O Siblings of Dest iny, I have no ot her place t o go.

mai Dhan naam niDhaan hai gur dee-aa bal j aa-o. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The Guru has given me t he Treasure of t he Wealt h of t he Naam; I am a sacrifice t o
Him. | | 1| | Pause| |

gurmat pat saabaas t is t is kai sang milaa-o.
The Guru's Teachings bring honor. Blessed is He-may I meet and be wit h Him!

t is bin gharhee na j eev-oo bin naavai mar j aa-o.
Wit hout Him, I cannot live, even for a moment . Wit hout His Name, I die.

mai anDhulay naam na veesrai t ayk t ikee ghar j aa-o. | | 2| |
I am blind-may I never forget t he Naam! Under His Prot ect ion, I shall reach my t rue
home. | | 2| |


guroo j inaa kaa anDhulaa chaylay naahee t haa-o.
Those chaylaas, t hose devot ees, whose spirit ual t eacher is blind, shall not find t heir
place of rest .

bin sat gur naa-o na paa-ee-ai bin naavai ki-aa su-aa-o.
Wit hout t he True Guru, t he Name is not obt ained. Wit hout t he Name, what is t he use
of it all?

aa-ay ga-i-aa pachhut aavnaa j i-o sunj ai ghar kaa-o. | | 3| |
People come and go, regret t ing and repent ing, like crows in a desert ed house. | | 3| |

bin naavai dukh dayhuree j i-o kalar kee bheet .
Wit hout t he Name, t he body suffers in pain; it crumbles like a wall of sand.

t ab lag mahal na paa-ee-ai j ab lag saach na cheet .
As long as Trut h does not ent er int o t he consciousness, t he Mansion of t he Lord's
Presence is not found.

sabad rapai ghar paa-ee-ai nirbaanee pad neet . | | 4| |
At t uned t o t he Shabad, we ent er our home, and obt ain t he Et ernal St at e of Nirvaanaa.
| | 4| |

ha-o gur poochha-o aapnay gur puchh kaar kamaa-o.
I ask my Guru for His Advice, and I follow t he Guru's Advice.

sabad salaahee man vasai ha-umai dukh j al j aa-o.
Wit h t he Shabads of Praise abiding in t he mind, t he pain of egot ism is burnt away.


sehj ay ho-ay milaavrhaa saachay saach milaa-o. | | 5| |
We are int uit ively unit ed wit h Him, and we meet t he Truest of t he True. | | 5| |

sabad rat ay say nirmalay t aj kaam kroDh aha
N
kaar.
Those who are at t uned t o t he Shabad are spot less and pure; t hey renounce sexual
desire, anger, selfishness and conceit .

naam salaahan sad sadaa har raakhahi ur Dhaar.
They sing t he Praises of t he Naam, forever and ever; t hey keep t he Lord enshrined
wit hin t heir heart s.

so ki-o manhu visaaree-ai sabh j ee-aa kaa aaDhaar. | | 6| |
How could we ever forget Him from our minds? He is t he Support of all beings. | | 6| |

sabad marai so mar rahai fir marai na dooj ee vaar.
One who dies in t he Shabad is beyond deat h, and shall never die again.

sabdai hee t ay paa-ee-ai har naamay lagai pi-aar.
Through t he Shabad, we find Him, and embrace love for t he Name of t he Lord.

bin sabdai j ag bhoolaa firai mar j anmai vaaro vaar. | | 7| |
Wit hout t he Shabad, t he world is deceived; it dies and is reborn, over and over again.
| | 7| |

sabh salaahai aap ka-o vadahu vadayree ho-ay.
All praise t hemselves, and call t hemselves t he great est of t he great .


gur bin aap na cheenee-ai kahay sunay ki-aa ho-ay.
Wit hout t he Guru, one's self cannot be known. By merely speaking and list ening, what
is accomplished?

naanak sabad pachhaanee-ai ha-umai karai na ko-ay. | | 8| | 8| |
O Nanak, one who realizes t he Shabad does not act in egot ism. | | 8| | 8| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

bin pir Dhan seegaaree-ai j oban baad khu-aar.
Wit hout her Husband, t he soul-bride's yout h and ornament s are useless and wret ched.

naa maanay sukh sayj rhee bin pir baad seegaar.
She does not enj oy t he pleasure of His Bed; wit hout her Husband, her ornament s are
absurd.

dookh ghano duhaaganee naa ghar sayj bhat aar. | | 1| |
The discarded bride suffers t errible pain; her Husband does not come t o t he bed of
her home. | | 1| |

man ray raam j apahu sukh ho-ay.
O mind, medit at e on t he Lord, and find peace.

bin gur paraym na paa-ee-ai sabad milai rang ho-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Wit hout t he Guru, love is not found. Unit ed wit h t he Shabad, happiness is found.
| | 1| | Pause| |


gur sayvaa sukh paa-ee-ai har var sahj seegaar.
Serving t he Guru, she finds peace, and her Husband Lord adorns her wit h int uit ive
wisdom.

sach maanay pir sayj rhee goorhaa hayt pi-aar.
Truly, she enj oys t he Bed of her Husband, t hrough her deep love and affect ion.

gurmukh j aan sinj aanee-ai gur maylee gun chaar. | | 2| |
As Gurmukh, she comes t o know Him. Meet ing wit h t he Guru, she maint ains a
virt uous lifest yle. | | 2| |

sach milhu var kaamnee pir mohee rang laa-ay.
Through Trut h, meet your Husband Lord, O soul-bride. Enchant ed by your Husband,
enshrine love for Him.

man t an saach vigsi-aa keemat kahan na j aa-ay.
Your mind and body shall blossom fort h in Trut h. The value of t his cannot be
described.

har var ghar sohaaganee nirmal saachai naa-ay. | | 3| |
The soul-bride finds her Husband Lord in t he home of her own being; she is purified
by t he True Name. | | 3| |

man meh manoo-aa j ay marai t aa pir raavai naar.
I f t he mind wit hin t he mind dies, t hen t he Husband ravishes and enj oys His bride.

ikat t aagai ral milai gal mot ee-an kaa haar.
They are woven int o one t ext ure, like pearls on a necklace around t he neck.


sant sabhaa sukh oopj ai gurmukh naam aDhaar. | | 4| |
I n t he Societ y of t he Saint s, peace wells up; t he Gurmukhs t ake t he Support of t he
Naam. | | 4| |

khin meh upj ai khin khapai khin aavai khin j aa-ay.
I n an inst ant , one is born, and in an inst ant , one dies. I n an inst ant one comes, and in
an inst ant one goes.

sabad pachhaanai rav rahai naa t is kaal sant aa-ay.
One who recognizes t he Shabad merges int o it , and is not afflict ed by deat h.
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saahib at ul na t olee-ai kat han na paa-i-aa j aa-ay. | | 5| |
Our Lord and Mast er is Unweighable; He cannot be weighed. He cannot be found
merely by t alking. | | 5| |

vaapaaree vanj aari-aa aa-ay vaj ahu likhaa-ay.
The merchant s and t he t raders have come; t heir profit s are pre-ordained.

kaar kamaaveh sach kee laahaa milai raj aa-ay.
Those who pract ice Trut h reap t he profit s, abiding in t he Will of God.

poonj ee saachee gur milai naa t is t il na t amaa-ay. | | 6| |
Wit h t he Merchandise of Trut h, t hey meet t he Guru, who does not have a t race of
greed. | | 6| |
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gurmukh t ol t olaa-isee sach t araaj ee t ol.
As Gurmukh, t hey are weighed and measured, in t he balance and t he scales of Trut h.


aasaa mansaa mohnee gur t haakee sach bol.
The ent icement s of hope and desire are quiet ed by t he Guru, whose Word is True.

aap t ulaa-ay t olsee pooray pooraa t ol. | | 7| |
He Himself weighs wit h t he scale; perfect is t he weighing of t he Perfect One. | | 7| |

kat hnai kahan na chhut ee-ai naa parh pust ak bhaar.
No one is saved by mere t alk and speech, nor by reading loads of books.

kaa-i-aa soch na paa-ee-ai bin har bhagat pi-aar.
The body does not obt ain purit y wit hout loving devot ion t o t he Lord.

naanak naam na veesrai maylay gur kart aar. | | 8| | 9| |
O Nanak, never forget t he Naam; t he Guru shall unit e us wit h t he Creat or. | | 8| | 9| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

sat gur pooraa j ay milai paa-ee-ai rat an beechaar.
Meet ing t he Perfect True Guru, we find t he j ewel of medit at ive reflect ion.

man deej ai gur aapnay paa-ee-ai sarab pi-aar.
Surrendering our minds t o our Guru, we find universal love.

mukat padaarat h paa-ee-ai avgan mayt anhaar. | | 1| |
We find t he wealt h of liberat ion, and our demerit s are erased. | | 1| |


bhaa-ee ray gur bin gi-aan na ho-ay.
O Siblings of Dest iny, wit hout t he Guru, t here is no spirit ual wisdom.

poochhahu barahmay naardai bayd bi-aasai ko-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Go and ask Brahma, Naarad and Vyaas, t he writ er of t he Vedas. | | 1| | Pause| |

gi-aan Dhi-aan Dhun j aanee-ai akat h kahaavai so-ay.
Know t hat from t he vibrat ion of t he Word, we obt ain spirit ual wisdom and medit at ion.
Through it , we speak t he Unspoken.

safli-o birakh haree-aavlaa chhaav ghanayree ho-ay.
He is t he fruit -bearing Tree, luxuriant ly green wit h abundant shade.

laal j avayhar maankee gur bhandaarai so-ay. | | 2| |
The rubies, j ewels and emeralds are in t he Guru's Treasury. | | 2| |

gur bhandaarai paa-ee-ai nirmal naam pi-aar.
From t he Guru's Treasury, we receive t he Love of t he I mmaculat e Naam, t he Name of
t he Lord.

saacho vakhar sanchee-ai poorai karam apaar.
We gat her in t he True Merchandise, t hrough t he Perfect Grace of t he I nfinit e.

sukh-daat a dukh mayt no sat gur asur sanghaar. | | 3| |
The True Guru is t he Giver of peace, t he Dispeller of pain, t he Dest royer of demons.
| | 3| |


bhavj al bikham daraavno naa kanDhee naa paar.
The t errifying world-ocean is difficult and dreadful; t here is no shore on t his side or
t he one beyond.

naa bayrhee naa t ulharhaa naa t is vanj h malaar.
There is no boat , no raft , no oars and no boat man.

sat gur bhai kaa bohit haa nadree paar ut aar. | | 4| |
The True Guru is t he only boat on t his t errifying ocean. His Glance of Grace carries us
across. | | 4| |

ik t il pi-aaraa visrai dukh laagai sukh j aa-ay.
I f I forget my Beloved, even for an inst ant , suffering overt akes me and peace depart s.

j ihvaa j ala-o j alaavanee naam na j apai rasaa-ay.
Let t hat t ongue be burnt in flames, which does not chant t he Naam wit h love.

ghat binsai dukh aglo j am pakrhai pachhut aa-ay. | | 5| |
When t he pit cher of t he body burst s, t here is t errible pain; t hose who are caught by
t he Minist er of Deat h regret and repent . | | 5| |

mayree mayree kar ga-ay t an Dhan kalat na saat h.
Crying out , "Mine! Mine! ", t hey have depart ed, but t heir bodies, t heir wealt h, and t heir
wives did not go wit h t hem.

bin naavai Dhan baad hai bhoolo maarag aat h.
Wit hout t he Name, wealt h is useless; deceived by wealt h, t hey have lost t heir way.


saacha-o saahib sayvee-ai gurmukh akt ho kaat h. | | 6| |
So serve t he True Lord; become Gurmukh, and speak t he Unspoken. | | 6| |

aavai j aa-ay bhavaa-ee-ai pa-i-ai kirat kamaa-ay.
Coming and going, people wander t hrough reincarnat ion; t hey act according t o t heir
past act ions.

poorab likhi-aa ki-o mayt ee-ai likhi-aa laykh raj aa-ay.
How can one's pre-ordained dest iny be erased? I t is writ t en in accordance wit h t he
Lord's Will.

bin har naam na chhut ee-ai gurmat milai milaa-ay. | | 7| |
Wit hout t he Name of t he Lord, no one can be saved. Through t he Guru's Teachings,
we are unit ed in His Union. | | 7| |

t is bin mayraa ko nahee j is kaa j ee-o paraan.
Wit hout Him, I have no one t o call my own. My soul and my breat h of life belong t o
Him.

ha-umai mamt aa j al bala-o lobh j ala-o abhimaan.
May my egot ism and possessiveness be burnt t o ashes, and my greed and egot ist ical
pride consigned t o t he fire.

naanak sabad veechaaree-ai paa-ee-ai gunee niDhaan. | | 8| | 10| |
O Nanak, cont emplat ing t he Shabad, t he Treasure of Excellence is obt ained. | | 8| | 10| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:


ray man aisee har si-o pareet kar j aisee j al kamlayhi.
O mind, love t he Lord, as t he lot us loves t he wat er.

lahree naal pachhaarhee-ai bhee vigsai asnayhi.
Tossed about by t he waves, it st ill blossoms wit h love.

j al meh j ee-a upaa-ay kai bin j al maran t inayhi. | | 1| |
I n t he wat er, t he creat ures are creat ed; out side of t he wat er t hey die. | | 1| |
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man ray ki-o chhoot eh bin pi-aar.
O mind, how can you be saved wit hout love?

gurmukh ant ar rav rahi-aa bakhsay bhagat bhandaar. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
God permeat es t he inner beings of t he Gurmukhs. They are blessed wit h t he t reasure
of devot ion. | | 1| | Pause| |

ray man aisee har si-o pareet kar j aisee machhulee neer.
O mind, love t he Lord, as t he fish loves t he wat er.
!
j i-o aDhika-o t i-o sukh ghano man t an saa
N
t sareer.
The more t he wat er, t he more t he happiness, and t he great er t he peace of mind and
body.

bin j al gharhee na j eev-ee parabh j aanai abh peer. | | 2| |
Wit hout wat er, she cannot live, even for an inst ant . God knows t he suffering of her
mind. | | 2| |


ray man aisee har si-o pareet kar j aisee chaat rik mayh.
O mind, love t he Lord, as t he song-bird loves t he rain.

sar bhar t hal haree-aavlay ik boond na pav-ee kayh.
The pools are overflowing wit h wat er, and t he land is luxuriant ly green, but what are
t hey t o her, if t hat single drop of rain does not fall int o her mout h?

karam milai so paa-ee-ai kirat pa-i-aa sir dayh. | | 3| |
By His Grace, she receives it ; ot herwise, because of her past act ions, she gives her
head. | | 3| |

ray man aisee har si-o pareet kar j aisee j al duDh ho-ay.
O mind, love t he Lord, as t he wat er loves t he milk.

aavt an aapay khavai duDh ka-o khapan na day-ay.
The wat er, added t o t he milk, it self bears t he heat , and prevent s t he milk from
burning.

aapay mayl vichhunni-aa sach vadi-aa-ee day-ay. | | 4| |
God unit es t he separat ed ones wit h Himself again, and blesses t hem wit h t rue
great ness. | | 4| |

ray man aisee har si-o pareet kar j aisee chakvee soor.
O mind, love t he Lord, as t he chakvee duck loves t he sun.

khin pal need na sov-ee j aanai door haj oor.
She does not sleep, for an inst ant or a moment ; t he sun is so far away, but she t hinks
t hat it is near.


manmukh soj hee naa pavai gurmukh sadaa haj oor. | | 5| |
Underst anding does not come t o t he self-willed manmukh. But t o t he Gurmukh, t he
Lord is always close. | | 5| |

manmukh ganat ganaavanee kart aa karay so ho-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs make t heir calculat ions and plans, but only t he act ions of
t he Creat or come t o pass.

t aa kee keemat naa pavai j ay lochai sabh ko-ay.
His Value cannot be est imat ed, even t hough everyone may wish t o do so.

gurmat ho-ay t a paa-ee-ai sach milai sukh ho-ay. | | 6| |
Through t he Guru's Teachings, it is revealed. Meet ing wit h t he True One, peace is
found. | | 6| |

sachaa nayhu na t ut -ee j ay sat gur bhayt ai so-ay.
True love shall not be broken, if t he True Guru is met .

gi-aan padaarat h paa-ee-ai t aribhavan soj hee ho-ay.
Obt aining t he wealt h of spirit ual wisdom, t he underst anding of t he t hree worlds is
acquired.

nirmal naam na veesrai j ay gun kaa gaahak ho-ay. | | 7| |
So become a cust omer of merit , and do not forget t he I mmaculat e Naam, t he Name
of t he Lord. | | 7| |

khayl ga-ay say pa
N
kh-noo
N
j o chugday sar t al.
Those birds which peck at t he shore of t he pool have played and have depart ed.


gharhee ke muhat ke chalnaa khaylan aj ke kal.
I n a moment , in an inst ant , we t oo must depart . Our play is only for t oday or
t omorrow.

j is t oo
N
mayleh so milai j aa-ay sachaa pirh mal. | | 8| |
But t hose whom You unit e, Lord, are unit ed wit h You; t hey obt ain a seat in t he Arena
of Trut h. | | 8| |

bin gur pareet na oopj ai ha-umai mail na j aa-ay.
Wit hout t he Guru, love does not well up, and t he filt h of egot ism does not depart .

soha
N
aap pachhaanee-ai sabad bhayd pat ee-aa-ay.
One who recognizes wit hin himself t hat , "He is me", and who is pierced t hrough by
t he Shabad, is sat isfied.

gurmukh aap pachhaanee-ai avar ke karay karaa-ay. | | 9| |
When one becomes Gurmukh and realizes his own self, what more is t here left t o do
or have done? | | 9| |

mili-aa kaa ki-aa maylee-ai sabad milay pat ee-aa-ay.
Why speak of union t o t hose who are already unit ed wit h t he Lord? Receiving t he
Shabad, t hey are sat isfied.

manmukh soj hee naa pavai veechhurh chot aa khaa-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs do not underst and; separat ed from Him, t hey endure
beat ings.

naanak dar ghar ayk hai avar na dooj ee j aa-ay. | | 10| | 11| |
O Nanak, t here is only t he one door t o His Home; t here is no ot her place at all.
| | 10| | 11| |


sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

manmukh bhulai bhulaa-ee-ai bhoolee t ha-ur na kaa-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs wander around, deluded and deceived. They find no place
of rest .

gur bin ko na dikhaava-ee anDhee aavai j aa-ay.
Wit hout t he Guru, no one is shown t he Way. Like t he blind, t hey cont inue coming and
going.

gi-aan padaarat h kho-i-aa t hagi-aa mut haa j aa-ay. | | 1| |
Having lost t he t reasure of spirit ual wisdom, t hey depart , defrauded and plundered.
| | 1| |

baabaa maa-i-aa bharam bhulaa-ay.
O Baba, Maya deceives wit h it s illusion.

bharam bhulee dohaaganee naa pir ank samaa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Deceived by doubt , t he discarded bride is not received int o t he Lap of her Beloved.
| | 1| | Pause| |

bhoolee firai disant ree bhoolee garihu t aj j aa-ay.
The deceived bride wanders around in foreign lands; she leaves, and abandons her
own home.

bhoolee doongar t hal charhai bharmai man dolaa-ay.
Deceived, she climbs t he plat eaus and mount ains; her mind wavers in doubt .


Dharahu vichhunnee ki-o milai garab mut hee billaa-ay. | | 2| |
Separat ed from t he Primal Being, how can she meet wit h Him again? Plundered by
pride, she cries out and bewails. | | 2| |

vichhurhi-aa gur maylsee har ras naam pi-aar.
The Guru unit es t he separat ed ones wit h t he Lord again, t hrough t he love of t he
Delicious Name of t he Lord.
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saach sahj sobhaa ghanee har gun naam aDhaar.
Through t rut h and int uit ive poise, great honor is obt ained, wit h t he Support of t he
Naam and t he Glory of t he Lord.

j i-o bhaavai t i-o rakh t oo
N
mai t uj h bin kavan bhat aar. | | 3| |
As it pleases You, Lord, please save and prot ect me. Wit hout You, O my Husband
Lord, who else is t here for me? | | 3| |

akhar parh parh bhulee-ai bhaykhee bahut abhimaan.
Reading t heir books over and over again, people cont inue making mist akes; t hey are
so proud of t heir religious robes.

t irat h naat aa ki-aa karay man meh mail gumaan.
But what is t he use of bat hing at sacred shrines of pilgrimage, when t he filt h of
st ubborn pride is wit hin t he mind?

gur bin kin samj aa-ee-ai man raaj aa sult aan. | | 4| |
Ot her t han t he Guru, who can explain t hat wit hin t he mind is t he Lord, t he King, t he
Emperor? | | 4| |


paraym padaarat h paa-ee-ai gurmukh t at veechaar.
The Treasure of t he Lord's Love is obt ained by t he Gurmukh, who cont emplat es t he
essence of realit y.

saa Dhan aap gavaa-i-aa gur kai sabad seegaar.
The bride eradicat es her selfishness, and adorns herself wit h t he Word of t he Guru's
Shabad.

ghar hee so pir paa-i-aa gur kai hayt apaar. | | 5| |
Wit hin her own home, she finds her Husband, t hrough infinit e love for t he Guru. | | 5| |

gur kee sayvaa chaakree man nirmal sukh ho-ay.
Applying oneself t o t he service of t he Guru, t he mind is purified, and peace is
obt ained.

gur kaa sabad man vasi-aa ha-umai vichahu kho-ay.
The Word of t he Guru's Shabad abides wit hin t he mind, and egot ism is eliminat ed
from wit hin.

naam padaarat h paa-i-aa laabh sadaa man ho-ay. | | 6| |
The Treasure of t he Naam is acquired, and t he mind reaps t he last ing profit . | | 6| |

karam milai t aa paa-ee-ai aap na la-i-aa j aa-ay.
I f He grant s His Grace, t hen we obt ain it . We cannot find it by our own effort s.

gur kee charnee lag rahu vichahu aap gavaa-ay.
Remain at t ached t o t he Feet of t he Guru, and eradicat e selfishness from wit hin.


sachay sayt ee rat i-aa sacho palai paa-ay. | | 7| |
At t uned t o Trut h, you shall obt ain t he True One. | | 7| |

bhulan andar sabh ko abhul guroo kart aar.
Everyone makes mist akes; only t he Guru and t he Creat or are infallible.

gurmat man samj haa-i-aa laagaa t isai pi-aar.
One who inst ruct s his mind wit h t he Guru's Teachings comes t o embrace love for t he
Lord.

naanak saach na veesrai maylay sabad apaar. | | 8| | 12| |
O Nanak, do not forget t he Trut h; you shall receive t he I nfinit e Word of t he Shabad.
| | 8| | 12| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

t arisnaa maa-i-aa mohnee sut banDhap ghar naar.
The ent icing desire for Maya leads people t o become emot ionally at t ached t o t heir
children, relat ives, households and spouses.

Dhan j oban j ag t hagi-aa lab lobh aha
N
kaar.
The world is deceived and plundered by riches, yout h, greed and egot ism.

moh t hag-ulee ha-o mu-ee saa vart ai sansaar. | | 1| |
The drug of emot ional at t achment has dest royed me, as it has dest royed t he whole
world. | | 1| |


mayray pareet amaa mai t uj h bin avar na ko-ay.
O my Beloved, I have no one except You.

mai t uj h bin avar na bhaav-ee t oo
N
bhaaveh sukh ho-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Wit hout You, not hing else pleases me. Loving You, I am at peace. | | 1| | Pause| |

naam saalaahee rang si-o gur kai sabad sant okh.
I sing t he Praises of t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, wit h love; I am cont ent wit h t he
Word of t he Guru's Shabad.

j o deesai so chalsee koorhaa moh na vaykh.
What ever is seen shall pass away. So do not be at t ached t o t his false show.

vaat vat aa-oo aa-i-aa nit chaldaa saat h daykh. | | 2| |
Like a t raveller in his t ravels, you have come. Behold t he caravan leaving each day.
| | 2| |

aakhan aakhahi kayt -rhay gur bin booj h na ho-ay.
Many preach sermons, but wit hout t he Guru, underst anding is not obt ained.

naam vadaa-ee j ay milai sach rapai pat ho-ay.
I f someone receives t he Glory of t he Naam, he is at t uned t o t rut h and blessed wit h
honor.

j o t uDh bhaaveh say bhalay khot aa kharaa na ko-ay. | | 3| |
Those who are pleasing t o You are good; no one is count erfeit or genuine. | | 3| |


gur sarnaa-ee chhut ee-ai manmukh khot ee raas.
I n t he Guru's Sanct uary we are saved. The asset s of t he self-willed manmukhs are
false.

asat Dhaat paat isaah kee gharhee-ai sabad vigaas.
The eight met als of t he King are made int o coins by t he Word of His Shabad.

aapay parkhay paarkhoo pavai khaj aanai raas. | | 4| |
The Assayer Himself assays t hem, and He places t he genuine ones in His Treasury.
| | 4| |

t ayree keemat naa pavai sabh dit hee t hok vaj aa-ay.
Your Value cannot be appraised; I have seen and t est ed everyt hing.

kahnai haat h na labh-ee sach t ikai pat paa-ay.
By speaking, His Dept h cannot be found. Abiding in t rut h, honor is obt ained.

gurmat t oo
N
salaahnaa hor keemat kahan na j aa-ay. | | 5| |
Through t he Guru's Teachings, I praise You; ot herwise, I cannot describe Your Value.
| | 5| |

j it t an naam na bhaav-ee t it t an ha-umai vaad.
That body which does not appreciat e t he Naam-t hat body is infest ed wit h egot ism and
conflict .

gur bin gi-aan na paa-ee-ai bikhi-aa dooj aa saad.
Wit hout t he Guru, spirit ual wisdom is not obt ained; ot her t ast es are poison.


bin gun kaam na aavee maa-i-aa feekaa saad. | | 6| |
Wit hout virt ue, not hing is of any use. The t ast e of Maya is bland and insipid. | | 6| |

aasaa andar j ammi-aa aasaa ras kas khaa-ay.
Through desire, people are cast int o t he womb and reborn. Through desire, t hey t ast e
t he sweet and sour flavors.

aasaa banDh chalaa-ee-ai muhay muhi chot aa khaa-ay.
Bound by desire, t hey are led on, beat en and st ruck on t heir faces and mout hs.

avgan baDhaa maaree-ai chhoot ai gurmat naa-ay. | | 7| |
Bound and gagged and assault ed by evil, t hey are released only t hrough t he Name,
t hrough t he Guru's Teachings. | | 7| |
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sarbay t haa-ee ayk t oo
N
j i-o bhaavai t i-o raakh.
I n all places, You are t he One and Only. As it pleases You, Lord, please save and
prot ect me!

gurmat saachaa man vasai naam bhalo pat saakh.
Through t he Guru's Teachings, t he True One abides wit hin t he mind. The
Companionship of t he Naam brings t he most excellent honor.

ha-umai rog gavaa-ee-ai sabad sachai sach bhaakh. | | 8| |
Eradicat e t he disease of egot ism, and chant t he True Shabad, t he Word of t he True
Lord. | | 8| |


aakaasee paat aal t oo
N
t aribhavan rahi-aa samaa-ay.
You are pervading t hroughout t he Akaashic Et hers, t he net her regions and t he t hree
worlds.

aapay bhagt ee bhaa-o t oo
N
aapay mileh milaa-ay.
You Yourself are bhakt i, loving devot ional worship. You Yourself unit e us in Union wit h
Yourself.

naanak naam na veesrai j i-o bhaavai t ivai raj aa-ay. | | 9| | 13| |
O Nanak, may I never forget t he Naam! As is Your Pleasure, so is Your Will. | | 9| | 13| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

raam naam man bayDhi-aa avar ke karee veechaar.
My mind is pierced t hrough by t he Name of t he Lord. What else should I cont emplat e?

sabad surat sukh oopj ai parabh raat a-o sukh saar.
Focusing your awareness on t he Shabad, happiness wells up. At t uned t o God, t he
most excellent peace is found.

j i-o bhaavai t i-o raakh t oo
N
mai har naam aDhaar. | | 1| |
As it pleases You, please save me, Lord. The Name of t he Lord is my Support . | | 1| |

man ray saachee khasam raj aa-ay.
O mind, t he Will of our Lord and Mast er is t rue.


j in t an man saaj seegaari-aa t is sayt ee liv laa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Focus your love upon t he One who creat ed and adorned your body and mind.
| | 1| | Pause| |

t an baisant ar homee-ai ik rat ee t ol kat aa-ay.
I f I cut my body int o pieces, and burn t hem in t he fire,

t an man samDhaa j ay karee an-din agan j alaa-ay.
and if I make my body and mind int o firewood, and night and day burn t hem in t he
fire,

har naamai t ul na puj -ee j ay lakh kot ee karam kamaa-ay. | | 2| |
and if I perform hundreds of t housands and millions of religious rit uals-st ill, all t hese
are not equal t o t he Name of t he Lord. | | 2| |

araDh sareer kat aa-ee-ai sir karvat Dharaa-ay.
I f my body were cut in half, if a saw was put t o my head,

t an haimanchal gaalee-ai bhee man t ay rog na j aa-ay.
and if my body were frozen in t he Himalayas-even t hen, my mind would not be free of
disease.

har naamai t ul na puj -ee sabh dit hee t hok vaj aa-ay. | | 3| |
None of t hese are equal t o t he Name of t he Lord. I have seen and t ried and t est ed
t hem all. | | 3| |

kanchan kay kot dat karee baho haivar gaivar daan.
I f I made a donat ion of cast les of gold, and gave lot s of fine horses and wondrous
elephant s in charit y,


bhoom daan ga-oo-aa ghanee bhee ant ar garab gumaan.
and if I made donat ions of land and cows-even t hen, pride and ego would st ill be
wit hin me.

raam naam man bayDhi-aa gur dee-aa sach daan. | | 4| |
The Name of t he Lord has pierced my mind; t he Guru has given me t his t rue gift . | | 4| |

manhat h buDhee kayt ee-aa kayt ay bayd beechaar.
There are so many st ubborn-minded int elligent people, and so many who cont emplat e
t he Vedas.

kayt ay banDhan j ee-a kay gurmukh mokh du-aar.
There are so many ent anglement s for t he soul. Only as Gurmukh do we find t he Gat e
of Liberat ion.

sachahu orai sabh ko upar sach aachaar. | | 5| |
Trut h is higher t han everyt hing; but higher st ill is t rut hful living. | | 5| |

sabh ko oochaa aakhee-ai neech na deesai ko-ay.
Call everyone exalt ed; no one seems lowly.
!
iknai bhaa
N
day saaj i-ai ik chaanan t ihu lo-ay.
The One Lord has fashioned t he vessels, and His One Light pervades t he t hree worlds.

karam milai sach paa-ee-ai Dhur bakhas na mayt ai ko-ay. | | 6| |
Receiving His Grace, we obt ain Trut h. No one can erase His Primal Blessing. | | 6| |


saaDh milai saaDhoo j anai sant okh vasai gur bhaa-ay.
When one Holy person meet s anot her Holy person, t hey abide in cont ent ment ,
t hrough t he Love of t he Guru.

akat h kat haa veechaaree-ai j ay sat gur maahi samaa-ay.
They cont emplat e t he Unspoken Speech, merging in absorpt ion in t he True Guru.

pee amrit sant okhi-aa dargahi paiDhaa j aa-ay. | | 7| |
Drinking in t he Ambrosial Nect ar, t hey are cont ent ed; t hey go t o t he Court of t he Lord
in robes of honor. | | 7| |

ghat ghat vaaj ai kinguree an-din sabad subhaa-ay.
I n each and every heart t he Music of t he Lord's Flut e vibrat es, night and day, wit h
sublime love for t he Shabad.

virlay ka-o soj hee pa-ee gurmukh man samj haa-ay.
Only t hose few who become Gurmukh underst and t his by inst ruct ing t heir minds.

naanak naam na veesrai chhoot ai sabad kamaa-ay. | | 8| | 14| |
O Nanak, do not forget t he Naam. Pract icing t he Shabad you shall be saved. | | 8| | 14| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

chit ay diseh Dha-ulhar bagay bank du-aar.
There are paint ed mansions t o behold, whit e-washed, wit h beaut iful doors;


kar man khusee usaari-aa dooj ai hayt pi-aar.
t hey were const ruct ed t o give pleasure t o t he mind, but t his is only for t he sake of t he
love of dualit y.

andar khaalee paraym bin dheh dhayree t an chhaar. | | 1| |
The inner being is empt y wit hout love. The body shall crumble int o a heap of ashes.
| | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray t an Dhan saat h na ho-ay.
O Siblings of Dest iny, t his body and wealt h shall not go along wit h you.

raam naam Dhan nirmalo gur daat karay parabh so-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The Lord's Name is t he pure wealt h; t hrough t he Guru, God best ows t his gift .
| | 1| | Pause| |

raam naam Dhan nirmalo j ay dayvai dayvanhaar.
The Lord's Name is t he pure wealt h; it is given only by t he Giver.

aagai poochh na hova-ee j is baylee gur kart aar.
One who has t he Guru, t he Creat or, as his Friend, shall not be quest ioned hereaft er.

aap chhadaa-ay chhut ee-ai aapay bakhsanhaar. | | 2| |
He Himself delivers t hose who are delivered. He Himself is t he Forgiver. | | 2| |
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manmukh j aanai aapnay Dhee-aa poot sanj og.
The self-willed manmukh looks upon his daught ers, sons and relat ives as his own.


naaree daykh vigaasee-ah naalay harakh so sog.
Gazing upon his wife, he is pleased. But along wit h happiness, t hey bring grief.

gurmukh sabad rangaavlay ahinis har ras bhog. | | 3| |
The Gurmukhs are at t uned t o t he Word of t he Shabad. Day and night , t hey enj oy t he
Sublime Essence of t he Lord. | | 3| |

chit chalai vit j aavno saakat dol dolaa-ay.
The consciousness of t he wicked, fait hless cynics wanders around in search of
t ransit ory wealt h, unst able and dist ract ed.

baahar dhoondh viguchee-ai ghar meh vasat sut haa-ay.
Searching out side of t hemselves, t hey are ruined; t he obj ect of t heir search is in t hat
sacred place wit hin t he home of t he heart .

manmukh ha-umai kar musee gurmukh palai paa-ay. | | 4| |
The self-willed manmukhs, in t heir ego, miss it ; t he Gurmukhs receive it in t heir laps.
| | 4| |

saakat nirguni-aari-aa aapnaa mool pachhaan.
You wort hless, fait hless cynic-recognize your own origin!

rakat bind kaa ih t ano agnee paas piraan.
This body is made of blood and semen. I t shall be consigned t o t he fire in t he end.

pavnai kai vas dayhuree mast ak sach neesaan. | | 5| |
The body is under t he power of t he breat h, according t o t he True Sign inscribed upon
your forehead. | | 5| |


bahut aa j eevan mangee-ai mu-aa na lorhai ko-ay.
Everyone begs for a long life-no one wishes t o die.

sukh j eevan t is aakhee-ai j is gurmukh vasi-aa so-ay.
A life of peace and comfort comes t o t hat Gurmukh, wit hin whom God dwells.

naam vihoonay ki-aa ganee j is har gur daras na ho-ay. | | 6| |
Wit hout t he Naam, what good t hose who do not have t he Blessed Vision, t he Darshan
of t he Lord and Guru? | | 6| |

j i-o supnai nis bhulee-ai j ab lag nidraa ho-ay.
I n t heir dreams at night , people wander around as long as t hey sleep;

i-o sarpan kai vas j ee-arhaa ant ar ha-umai do-ay.
j ust so, t hey are under t he power of t he snake Maya, as long as t heir heart s are filled
wit h ego and dualit y.

gurmat ho-ay veechaaree-ai supnaa ih j ag lo-ay. | | 7| |
Through t he Guru's Teachings, t hey come t o underst and and see t hat t his world is j ust
a dream. | | 7| |

agan marai j al paa-ee-ai j i-o baarik dooDhai maa-ay.
As t hirst is quenched wit h wat er, and t he baby is sat isfied wit h mot her's milk,

bin j al kamal so naa t hee-ai bin j al meen maraa-ay.
and as t he lot us does not exist wit hout wat er, and as t he fish dies wit hout wat er


naanak gurmukh har ras milai j eevaa har gun gaa-ay. | | 8| | 15| |
-O Nanak, so does t he Gurmukh live, receiving t he Sublime Essence of t he Lord, and
singing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord. | | 8| | 15| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

doongar daykh daraavno pay-ee-arhai daree-aas.
Beholding t he t errifying mount ain in t his world of my fat her's home, I am t errified.

oocha-o parbat gaakh-rho naa pa-orhee t it t aas.
I t is so difficult t o climb t his high mount ain; t here is no ladder which reaches up t here.

gurmukh ant ar j aani-aa gur maylee t aree-aas. | | 1| |
But as Gurmukh, I know t hat it is wit hin my self; t he Guru has brought me t o Union,
and so I cross over. | | 1| |
!
bhaa-ee ray bhavj al bikham daraa
N
-o.
O Siblings of Dest iny, t he t errifying world-ocean is so difficult t o cross-I am t errified!

pooraa sat gur ras milai gur t aaray har naa-o. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The Perfect True Guru, in His Pleasure, has met wit h me; t he Guru has saved me,
t hrough t he Name of t he Lord. | | 1| | Pause| |

chalaa chalaa j ay karee j aanaa chalanhaar.
I may say, "I am going, I am going", but I know t hat , in t he end, I must really go.

j o aa-i-aa so chalsee amar so gur kart aar.
Whoever comes must also go. Only t he Guru and t he Creat or are Et ernal.


bhee sachaa salaahnaa sachai t haan pi-aar. | | 2| |
So praise t he True One cont inually, and love His Place of Trut h. | | 2| |

dar ghar mehlaa sohnay pakay kot haj aar.
Beaut iful gat es, houses and palaces, solidly built fort s,

hast ee ghorhay paakhray laskar lakh apaar.
elephant s, saddled horses, hundreds of t housands of uncount ed armies

kis hee naal na chali-aa khap khap mu-ay asaar. | | 3| |
-none of t hese will go along wit h anyone in t he end, and yet , t he fools bot her
t hemselves t o exhaust ion wit h t hese, and t hen die. | | 3| |

su-inaa rupaa sanchee-ai maal j aal j anj aal.
You may gat her gold and sliver, but wealt h is j ust a net of ent anglement .

sabh j ag meh dohee fayree-ai bin naavai sir kaal.
You may beat t he drum and proclaim aut horit y over t he whole world, but wit hout t he
Name, deat h hovers over your head.

pind parhai j ee-o khaylsee badfailee ki-aa haal. | | 4| |
When t he body falls, t he play of life is over; what shall be t he condit ion of t he evil-
doers t hen? | | 4| |

put aa daykh vigsee-ai naaree sayj bhat aar.
The husband is delight ed seeing his sons, and his wife upon his bed.

cho-aa chandan laa-ee-ai kaaparh roop seegaar.
He applies sandalwood and scent ed oils, and dresses himself in his beaut iful clot hes.


khayhoo khayh ralaa-ee-ai chhod chalai ghar baar. | | 5| |
But dust shall mix wit h dust , and he shall depart , leaving heart h and home behind.
| | 5| |

mahar malook kahaa-ee-ai raaj aa raa-o ke khaan.
He may be called a chief, an emperor, a king, a governor or a lord;

cha-uDhree raa-o sadaa-ee-ai j al balee-ai abhimaan.
he may present himself as a leader or a chief, but t his j ust burns him in t he fire of
egot ist ical pride.

manmukh naam visaari-aa j i-o dav daDhaa kaan. | | 6| |
The self-willed manmukh has forgot t en t he Naam. He is like st raw, burning in t he
forest fire. | | 6| |

ha-umai kar kar j aa-isee j o aa-i-aa j ag maahi.
Whoever comes int o t he world and indulges in ego, must depart .
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sabh j ag kaaj al kot h-rhee t an man dayh su-aahi.
The whole world is a st ore-house of lamp-black; t he body and mind are blackened
wit h it .

gur raakhay say nirmalay sabad nivaaree bhaahi. | | 7| |
Those who are saved by t he Guru are immaculat e and pure; t hrough t he Word of t he
Shabad, t hey ext inguish t he fire of desire. | | 7| |


naanak t aree-ai sach naam sir saahaa paat isaahu.
O Nanak, t hey swim across wit h t he True Name of t he Lord, t he King above t he heads
of kings.

mai har naam na veesrai har naam rat an vaysaahu.
May I never forget t he Name of t he Lord! I have purchased t he Jewel of t he Lord's
Name.

manmukh bha-oj al pach mu-ay gurmukh t aray at haahu. | | 8| | 16| |
The self-willed manmukhs put refy and die in t he t errifying world-ocean, while t he
Gurmukhs cross over t he bot t omless ocean. | | 8| | 16| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1 ghar 2.
Siree Raag, First Mehl, Second House:

mukaam kar ghar baisnaa nit chalnai kee Dhokh.
They have made t his t heir rest ing place and t hey sit at home, but t he urge t o depart is
always t here.

mukaam t aa par j aanee-ai j aa rahai nihchal lok. | | 1| |
This would be known as a last ing place of rest , only if t hey were t o remain st able and
unchanging. | | 1| |

dunee-aa kais mukaamay.
What sort of a rest ing place is t his world?

kar sidak karnee kharach baaDhhu laag rahu naamay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Doing deeds of fait h, pack up t he supplies for your j ourney, and remain commit t ed t o
t he Name. | | 1| | Pause| |


j ogee t a aasan kar bahai mulaa bahai mukaam.
The Yogis sit in t heir Yogic post ures, and t he Mullahs sit at t heir rest ing st at ions.

pandit vakaaneh pot hee-aa siDh baheh dayv sat haan. | | 2| |
The Hindu Pandit s recit e from t heir books, and t he Siddhas sit in t he t emples of t heir
gods. | | 2| |

sur siDh gan ganDharab mun j an saykh peer salaar.
The angels, Siddhas, worshippers of Shiva, heavenly musicians, silent sages, Saint s,
priest s, preachers, spirit ual t eachers and commanders

dar kooch koochaa kar ga-ay avray bhe chalanhaar. | | 3| |
-each and every one has left , and all ot hers shall depart as well. | | 3| |

sult aan khaan malook umray ga-ay kar kar kooch.
The sult ans and kings, t he rich and t he might y, have marched away in succession.

gharhee muhat ke chalnaa dil samaj h t oo
N
bhe pahooch. | | 4| |
I n a moment or t wo, we shall also depart . O my heart , underst and t hat you must go
as well! | | 4| |

sabdaah maahi vakhaanee-ai virlaa t a booj hai ko-ay.
This is described in t he Shabads; only a few underst and t his!

naanak vakhaanai baynt ee j al t hal mahee-al so-ay. | | 5| |
Nanak offers t his prayer t o t he One who pervades t he wat er, t he land and t he air.
| | 5| |


alaahu alakh agamm kaadar karanhaar kareem.
He is Allah, t he Unknowable, t he I naccessible, All-powerful and Merciful Creat or.

sabh dunee aavan j aavnee mukaam ayk raheem. | | 6| |
All t he world comes and goes-only t he Merciful Lord is permanent . | | 6| |

mukaam t is no aakhee-ai j is sis na hovee laykh.
Call permanent only t he One, who does not have dest iny inscribed upon His Forehead.

asmaan Dhart ee chalsee mukaam ohee ayk. | | 7| |
The sky and t he eart h shall pass away; He alone is permanent . | | 7| |

din rav chalai nis sas chalai t aarikaa lakh palo-ay.
The day and t he sun shall pass away; t he night and t he moon shall pass away; t he
hundreds of t housands of st ars shall disappear.

mukaam ohee ayk hai naankaa sach bugo-ay. | | 8| | 17| |
He alone is permanent ; Nanak speaks t he Trut h. | | 8| | 17| |

mahlay pahilay sat aarah asat padee-aa.
Sevent een Asht apadees Of The First Mehl.

sireeraag mehlaa 3 ghar 1 asat padee-aa
Siree Raag, Third Mehl, First House, Asht apadees:

ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:


gurmukh kirpaa karay bhagat keej ai bin gur bhagat na ho-ay.
By God's Grace, t he Gurmukh pract ices devot ion; wit hout t he Guru, t here is no
devot ional worship.

aapai aap milaa-ay booj hai t aa nirmal hovai ko-ay.
One who merges his own self int o Him underst ands, and so becomes pure.

har j ee-o sachaa sachee banee sabad milaavaa ho-ay. | | 1| |
The Dear Lord is True, and True is t he Word of His Bani. Through t he Word of t he
Shabad, Union wit h Him is obt ained. | | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray bhagt iheen kaahay j ag aa-i-aa.
O Siblings of Dest iny, wit hout devot ion, why have people even come int o t he world?

pooray gur kee sayv na keenee birt haa j anam gavaa-i-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
They have not served t he Perfect Guru; t hey have wast ed t heir lives in vain.
| | 1| | Pause| |

aapay har j agj eevan daat aa aapay bakhas milaa-ay.
The Lord Himself, t he Life of t he World, is t he Giver. He Himself forgives, and unit es
us wit h Himself.

j ee-a j ant ay ki-aa vaychaaray ki-aa ko aakh sunaa-ay.
What are t hese poor beings and creat ures? What can t hey speak and say?

gurmukh aapay day vadi-aa-ee aapay sayv karaa-ay. | | 2| |
God Himself grant s glory t o t he Gurmukhs; He j oins t hem t o His Service. | | 2| |


daykh kut amb mohi lobhaanaa chaldi-aa naal na j aa-ee.
Beholding your family, you are lured away by emot ional at t achment , but when you
leave, t hey will not go wit h you.
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sat gur sayv gun niDhaan paa-i-aa t is kee keem na paa-ee.
Serving t he True Guru, I have found t he Treasure of Excellence. I t s value cannot be
est imat ed.

parabh sakhaa har j ee-o mayraa ant ay ho-ay sakhaa-ee. | | 3| |
The Dear Lord God is my Best Friend. I n t he end, He shall be my Companion and
Support . | | 3| |

pay-ee-arhai j agj eevan daat aa manmukh pat gavaa-ee.
I n t his world of my fat her's home, t he Great Giver is t he Life of t he World. The self-
willed manmukhs have lost t heir honor.

bin sat gur ko mag na j aanai anDhay t ha-ur na kaa-ee.
Wit hout t he True Guru, no one knows t he Way. The blind find no place of rest .

har sukh-daat a man nahee vasi-aa ant ga-i-aa pachhut aa-ee. | | 4| |
I f t he Lord, t he Giver of Peace, does not dwell wit hin t he mind, t hen t hey shall depart
wit h regret in t he end. | | 4| |

pay-ee-arhai j agj eevan daat aa gurmat man vasaa-i-aa.
I n t his world of my fat her's house, t hrough t he Guru's Teachings, I have cult ivat ed
wit hin my mind t he Great Giver, t he Life of t he World.


an-din bhagat karahi din raat ee ha-umai moh chukaa-i-aa.
Night and day, performing devot ional worship, day and night , ego and emot ional
at t achment are removed.

j is si-o raat aa t aiso hovai sachay sach samaa-i-aa. | | 5| |
And t hen, at t uned t o Him, we become like Him, t ruly absorbed in t he True One. | | 5| |

aapay nadar karay bhaa-o laa-ay gur sabdee beechaar.
Best owing His Glance of Grace, He gives us His Love, and we cont emplat e t he Word of
t he Guru's Shabad.

sat gur sayvi-ai sahj oopj ai ha-umai t arisnaa maar.
Serving t he True Guru, int uit ive peace wells up, and ego and desire die.

har gundaat aa sad man vasai sach rakhi-aa ur Dhaar. | | 6| |
The Lord, t he Giver of Virt ue, dwells forever wit hin t he minds of t hose who keep Trut h
enshrined wit hin t heir heart s. | | 6| |

parabh mayraa sadaa nirmalaa man nirmal paa-i-aa j aa-ay.
My God is forever I mmaculat e and Pure; wit h a pure mind, He can be found.

naam niDhaan har man vasai ha-umai dukh sabh j aa-ay.
I f t he Treasure of t he Name of t he Lord abides wit hin t he mind, egot ism and pain are
t ot ally eliminat ed.

sat gur sabad sunaa-i-aa ha-o sad balihaarai j aa-o. | | 7| |
The True Guru has inst ruct ed me in t he Word of t he Shabad. I am forever a sacrifice
t o Him. | | 7| |


aapnai man chit kahai kahaa-ay bin gur aap na j aa-ee.
Wit hin your own conscious mind, you may say anyt hing, but wit hout t he Guru,
selfishness and conceit are not eradicat ed.

har j ee-o bhagat vachhal sukh-daat a kar kirpaa man vasaa-ee.
The Dear Lord is t he Lover of His devot ees, t he Giver of Peace. By His Grace, He
abides wit hin t he mind.

naanak sobhaa surat day-ay parabh aapay gurmukh day vadi-aa-ee. | | 8| | 1| | 18| |
O Nanak, God blesses us wit h t he sublime awakening of consciousness; He Himself
grant s glorious great ness t o t he Gurmukh. | | 8| | 1| | 18| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

ha-umai karam kamaavday j amdand lagai t in aa-ay.
Those who go around act ing in egot ism are st ruck down by t he Messenger of Deat h
wit h his club.

j e sat gur sayvan say ubray har sayt ee liv laa-ay. | | 1| |
Those who serve t he True Guru are uplift ed and saved, in love wit h t he Lord. | | 1| |

man ray gurmukh naam Dhi-aa-ay.
O mind, become Gurmukh, and medit at e on t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord.

Dhur poorab kart ai likhi-aa t inaa gurmat naam samaa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Those who are so pre-dest ined by t he Creat or are absorbed int o t he Naam, t hrough
t he Guru's Teachings. | | 1| | Pause| |


vin sat gur part eet na aavee naam na laago bhaa-o.
Wit hout t he True Guru, fait h does not come, and love for t he Naam is not embraced.

supnai sukh na paav-ee dukh meh savai samaa-ay. | | 2| |
Even in dreams, t hey find no peace; t hey sleep immersed in pain. | | 2| |

j ay har har keechai bahut lochee-ai kirat na mayt i-aa j aa-ay.
Even if you chant t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har, wit h great longing, your past
act ions are st ill not erased.

har kaa bhaanaa bhagt ee mani-aa say bhagat pa-ay dar t haa-ay. | | 3| |
The Lord's devot ees surrender t o His Will; t hose devot ees are accept ed at His Door.
| | 3| |

gur sabad dirhaavai rang si-o bin kirpaa la-i-aa na j aa-ay.
The Guru has lovingly implant ed t he Word of His Shabad wit hin me. Wit hout His
Grace, it cannot be at t ained.

j ay sa-o amrit neeree-ai bhee bikh fal laagai Dhaa-ay. | | 4| |
Even if t he poisonous plant is wat ered wit h ambrosial nect ar a hundred t imes, it will
st ill bear poisonous fruit . | | 4| |

say j an sachay nirmalay j in sat gur naal pi-aar.
Those humble beings who are in love wit h t he True Guru are pure and t rue.

sat gur kaa bhaanaa kamaavday bikh ha-umai t aj vikaar. | | 5| |
They act in harmony wit h t he Will of t he True Guru; t hey shed t he poison of ego and
corrupt ion. | | 5| |


manhat h kit ai upaa-ay na chhoot ee-ai simrit saast ar soDhhu j aa-ay.
Act ing in st ubborn-mindedness, no one is saved; go and st udy t he Simrit ees and t he
Shaast ras.

mil sangat saaDhoo ubray gur kaa sabad kamaa-ay. | | 6| |
Joining t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy, and pract icing t he Shabads of t he
Guru, you shall be saved. | | 6| |

har kaa naam niDhaan hai j is ant na paaraavaar.
The Name of t he Lord is t he Treasure, which has no end or limit at ion.

gurmukh say-ee sohday j in kirpaa karay kart aar. | | 7| |
The Gurmukhs are beaut eous; t he Creat or has blessed t hem wit h His Mercy. | | 7| |

naanak daat aa ayk hai dooj aa a-or na ko-ay.
O Nanak, t he One Lord alone is t he Giver; t here is no ot her at all.

gur parsaadee paa-ee-ai karam paraapat ho-ay. | | 8| | 2| | 19| |
By Guru's Grace, He is obt ained. By His Mercy, He is found. | | 8| | 2| | 19| |
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sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

pankhee birakh suhaavrhaa sach chugai gur bhaa-ay.
The soul-bird in t he beaut iful t ree of t he body pecks at Trut h, wit h love for t he Guru.


har ras peevai sahj rahai udai na aavai j aa-ay.
She drinks in t he Sublime Essence of t he Lord, and abides in int uit ive ease; she does
not fly around coming and going.

nij ghar vaasaa paa-i-aa har har naam samaa-ay. | | 1| |
She obt ains her home wit hin her own heart ; she is absorbed int o t he Name of t he
Lord, Har, Har. | | 1| |

man ray gur kee kaar kamaa-ay.
O mind, work t o serve t he Guru.

gur kai bhaanai j ay chaleh t aa an-din raacheh har naa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I f you walk in harmony wit h t he Guru's Will, you shall remain immersed in t he Lord's
Name, night and day. | | 1| | Pause| |

pankhee birakh suhaavrhay oodeh chahu dis j aahi.
The birds in t he beaut iful t rees fly around in all four direct ions.

j ayt aa oodeh dukh ghanay nit daaj heh t ai billaahi.
The more t hey fly around, t he more t hey suffer; t hey burn and cry out in pain.

bin gur mahal na j aap-ee naa amrit fal paahi. | | 2| |
Wit hout t he Guru, t hey do not find t he Mansion of t he Lord's Presence, and t hey do
not obt ain t he Ambrosial Fruit . | | 2| |

gurmukh barahm haree-aavlaa saachai sahj subhaa-ay.
The Gurmukh is like God's t ree, always green, blessed wit h t he Sublime Love of t he
True One, wit h int uit ive peace and poise.


saakhaa t een nivaaree-aa ayk sabad liv laa-ay.
He cut s off t he t hree branches of t he t hree qualit ies, and embraces love for t he One
Word of t he Shabad.

amrit fal har ayk hai aapay day-ay khavaa-ay. | | 3| |
The Lord alone is t he Ambrosial Fruit ; He Himself gives it t o us t o eat . | | 3| |

manmukh oobhay suk ga-ay naa fal t innaa chhaa-o.
The self-willed manmukhs st and t here and dry up; t hey do not bear any fruit , and
t hey do not provide any shade.

t innaa paas na baisee-ai onaa ghar na giraa-o.
Don't even bot her t o sit near t hem-t hey have no home or village.

kat ee-ah t ai nit j aalee-ah onaa sabad na naa-o. | | 4| |
They are cut down and burnt each day; t hey have neit her t he Shabad, nor t he Lord's
Name. | | 4| |

hukmay karam kamaavnay pa-i-ai kirat firaa-o.
According t o t he Lord's Command, people perform t heir act ions; t hey wander around,
driven by t he karma of t heir past act ions.

hukmay darsan daykh-naa j ah bhayj eh t ah j aa-o.
By t he Lord's Command, t hey behold t he Blessed Vision of His Darshan. Wherever He
sends t hem, t here t hey go.

hukmay har har man vasai hukmay sach samaa-o. | | 5| |
By His Command, t he Lord, Har, Har, abides wit hin our minds; by His Command we
merge in Trut h. | | 5| |


hukam na j aaneh bapurhay bhoolay fireh gavaar.
The wret ched fools do not know t he Lord's Will; t hey wander around making mist akes.

manhat h karam kamaavday nit nit hohi khu-aar.
They go about t heir business st ubborn-mindedly; t hey are disgraced forever and ever.
!
ant ar saa
N
t na aavee naa sach lagai pi-aar. | | 6| |
I nner peace does not come t o t hem; t hey do not embrace love for t he True Lord. | | 6| |

gurmukhee-aa muh sohnay gur kai hayt pi-aar.
Beaut iful are t he faces of t he Gurmukhs, who bear love and affect ion for t he Guru.

sachee bhagt ee sach rat ay dar sachai sachiaar.
Through t rue devot ional worship, t hey are at t uned t o Trut h; at t he True Door, t hey
are found t o be t rue.

aa-ay say parvaan hai sabh kul kaa karahi uDhaar. | | 7| |
Blessed is t heir coming int o being; t hey redeem all t heir ancest ors. | | 7| |

sabh nadree karam kamaavday nadree baahar na ko-ay.
All do t heir deeds under t he Lord's Glance of Grace; no one is beyond His Vision.

j aisee nadar kar daykhai sachaa t aisaa hee ko ho-ay.
According t o t he Glance of Grace wit h which t he True Lord beholds us, so do we
become.

naanak naam vadaa-ee-aa karam paraapat ho-ay. | | 8| | 3| | 20| |
O Nanak, t he Glorious Great ness of t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, is received only
by His Mercy. | | 8| | 3| | 20| |


sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

gurmukh naam Dhi-aa-ee-ai manmukh booj h na paa-ay.
The Gurmukhs medit at e on t he Naam; t he self-willed manmukhs do not underst and.

gurmukh sadaa mukh ooj lay har vasi-aa man aa-ay.
The faces of t he Gurmukhs are always radiant ; t he Lord has come t o dwell wit hin t heir
minds.

sehj ay hee sukh paa-ee-ai sehj ay rahai samaa-ay. | | 1| |
Through int uit ive underst anding t hey are at peace, and t hrough int uit ive
underst anding t hey remain absorbed in t he Lord. | | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray daasan daasaa ho-ay.
O Siblings of Dest iny, be t he slaves of t he Lord's slaves.

gur kee sayvaa gur bhagat hai virlaa paa-ay ko-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Service t o t he Guru is worship of t he Guru. How rare are t hose who obt ain it !
| | 1| | Pause| |

sadaa suhaag suhaaganee j ay chaleh sat gur bhaa-ay.
The happy soul-bride is always wit h her Husband Lord, if she walks in harmony wit h
t he Will of t he True Guru.

sadaa pir nihchal paa-ee-ai naa oh marai na j aa-ay.
She at t ains her Et ernal, Ever-st able Husband, who never dies or goes away.


sabad milee naa veechhurhai pir kai ank samaa-ay. | | 2| |
Unit ed wit h t he Word of t he Shabad, she shall not be separat ed again. She is
immersed in t he Lap of her Beloved. | | 2| |

har nirmal at ooj laa bin gur paa-i-aa na j aa-ay.
The Lord is I mmaculat e and Radiant ly Bright ; wit hout t he Guru, He cannot be found.

paat h parhai naa booj h-ee bhaykhee bharam bhulaa-ay.
He cannot be underst ood by reading script ures; t he deceit ful pret enders are deluded
by doubt .

gurmat ee har sadaa paa-i-aa rasnaa har ras samaa-ay. | | 3| |
Through t he Guru's Teachings, t he Lord is always found, and t he t ongue is permeat ed
wit h t he Sublime Essence of t he Lord. | | 3| |

maa-i-aa moh chukaa-i-aa gurmat ee sahj subhaa-ay.
Emot ional at t achment t o Maya is shed wit h int uit ive ease, t hrough t he Guru's
Teachings.
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bin sabdai j ag dukhee-aa firai manmukhaa no ga-ee khaa-ay.
Wit hout t he Shabad, t he world wanders lost in pain. The self-willed manmukh is
consumed.

sabday naam Dhi-aa-ee-ai sabday sach samaa-ay. | | 4| |
Through t he Shabad, medit at e on t he Naam; t hrough t he Shabad, you shall merge in
Trut h. | | 4| |


maa-i-aa bhoolay siDh fireh samaaDh na lagai subhaa-ay.
The Siddhas wander around, deluded by Maya; t hey are not absorbed in t he Samaadhi
of t he Lord's Sublime Love.

t eenay lo-a vi-aapat hai aDhik rahee lapt aa-ay.
The t hree worlds are permeat ed by Maya; t hey are t ot ally covered by it .

bin gur mukat na paa-ee-ai naa dubiDhaa maa-i-aa j aa-ay. | | 5| |
Wit hout t he Guru, liberat ion is not at t ained, and t he double-mindedness of Maya does
not go away. | | 5| |

maa-i-aa kis no aakhee-ai ki-aa maa-i-aa karam kamaa-ay.
What is called Maya? What does Maya do?

dukh sukh ayhu j ee-o baDh hai ha-umai karam kamaa-ay.
These beings are bound by pleasure and pain; t hey do t heir deeds in egot ism.

bin sabdai bharam na chook-ee naa vichahu ha-umai j aa-ay. | | 6| |
Wit hout t he Shabad, doubt is not dispelled, and egot ism is not eliminat ed from wit hin.
| | 6| |

bin pareet ee bhagat na hova-ee bin sabdai t haa-ay na paa-ay.
Wit hout love, t here is no devot ional worship. Wit hout t he Shabad, no one finds
accept ance.

sabday ha-umai maaree-ai maa-i-aa kaa bharam j aa-ay.
Through t he Shabad, egot ism is conquered and subdued, and t he illusion of Maya is
dispelled.


naam padaarat h paa-ee-ai gurmukh sahj subhaa-ay. | | 7| |
The Gurmukh obt ains t he Treasure of t he Naam wit h int uit ive ease. | | 7| |

bin gur gun na j aapnee bin gun bhagat na ho-ay.
Wit hout t he Guru, one's virt ues do not shine fort h; wit hout virt ue, t here is no
devot ional worship.

bhagat vachhal har man vasi-aa sahj mili-aa parabh so-ay.
The Lord is t he Lover of His devot ees; He abides wit hin t heir minds. They meet t hat
God wit h int uit ive ease.

naanak sabday har salaahee-ai karam paraapat ho-ay. | | 8| | 4| | 21| |
O Nanak, t hrough t he Shabad, praise t he Lord. By His Grace, He is obt ained.
| | 8| | 4| | 21| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

maa-i-aa moh mayrai parabh keenaa aapay bharam bhulaa-ay.
Emot ional at t achment t o Maya is creat ed by my God; He Himself misleads us t hrough
illusion and doubt .

manmukh karam karahi nahee booj heh birt haa j anam gavaa-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs perform t heir act ions, but t hey do not underst and; t hey
wast e away t heir lives in vain.

gurbaanee is j ag meh chaanan karam vasai man aa-ay. | | 1| |
Gurbani is t he Light t o illuminat e t his world; by His Grace, it comes t o abide wit hin t he
mind. | | 1| |


man ray naam j apahu sukh ho-ay.
O mind, chant t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, and find peace.

gur pooraa salaahee-ai sahj milai parabh so-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Praising t he Perfect Guru, you shall easily meet wit h t hat God. | | 1| | Pause| |

bharam ga-i-aa bha-o bhaagi-aa har charnee chit laa-ay.
Doubt depart s, and fear runs away, when you focus your consciousness on t he Lord's
Feet .

gurmukh sabad kamaa-ee-ai har vasai man aa-ay.
The Gurmukh pract ices t he Shabad, and t he Lord comes t o dwell wit hin t he mind.

ghar mahal sach samaa-ee-ai j amkaal na sakai khaa-ay. | | 2| |
I n t he mansion of t he home wit hin t he self, we merge in Trut h, and t he Messenger of
Deat h cannot devour us. | | 2| |
`
naamaa chheebaa kabeer j olaahaa pooray gur t ay gat paa-ee.
Naam Dayv t he print er, and Kabeer t he weaver, obt ained salvat ion t hrough t he
Perfect Guru.

barahm kay bayt ay sabad pachhaaneh ha-umai j aat gavaa-ee.
Those who know God and recognize His Shabad lose t heir ego and class
consciousness.

sur nar t in kee banee gaavahi ko-ay na mayt ai bhaa-ee. | | 3| |
Their Banis are sung by t he angelic beings, and no one can erase t hem, O Siblings of
Dest iny! | | 3| |


dait put karam Dharam kichh sanj am na parhai dooj aa bhaa-o na j aanai.
The demon's son Prahlaad had not read about religious rit uals or ceremonies,
aust erit y or self-discipline; he did not know t he love of dualit y.

sat gur bhayt i-ai nirmal ho-aa an-din naam vakhaanai.
Upon meet ing wit h t he True Guru, he became pure; night and day, he chant ed t he
Naam, t he Name of t he Lord.

ayko parhai ayko naa-o booj hai dooj aa avar na j aanai. | | 4| |
He read only of t he One and he underst ood only t he One Name; he knew no ot her at
all. | | 4| |

khat darsan j ogee sani-aasee bin gur bharam bhulaa-ay.
The followers of t he six different life-st yles and world-views, t he Yogis and t he
Sanyaasees have gone ast ray in doubt wit hout t he Guru.

sat gur sayveh t aa gat mit paavahi har j ee-o man vasaa-ay.
I f t hey serve t he True Guru, t hey find t he st at e of salvat ion; t hey enshrine t he Dear
Lord wit hin t heir minds.

sachee banee si-o chit laagai aavan j aan rahaa-ay. | | 5| |
They focus t heir consciousness on t he True Bani, and t heir comings and goings in
reincarnat ion are over. | | 5| |

pandit parh parh vaad vakaaneh bin gur bharam bhulaa-ay.
The Pandit s, t he religious scholars, read and argue and st ir up cont roversies, but
wit hout t he Guru, t hey are deluded by doubt .


lakh cha-oraaseeh fayr pa-i-aa bin sabdai mukat na paa-ay.
They wander around t he cycle of 8.4 million reincarnat ions; wit hout t he Shabad, t hey
do not at t ain liberat ion.

j aa naa-o chayt ai t aa gat paa-ay j aa sat gur mayl milaa-ay. | | 6| |
But when t hey remember t he Name, t hen t hey at t ain t he st at e of salvat ion, when t he
True Guru unit es t hem in Union. | | 6| |

sat sangat meh naam har upj ai j aa sat gur milai subhaa-ay.
I n t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion, t he Name of t he Lord wells up, when t he
True Guru unit es us in His Sublime Love.
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man t an arpee aap gavaa-ee chalaa sat gur bhaa-ay.
I offer my mind and body, and I renounce my selfishness and conceit ; I walk in
Harmony wit h t he Will of t he True Guru.

sad balihaaree gur apunay vit ahu j e har sayt ee chit laa-ay. | | 7| |
I am forever a sacrifice t o my Guru, who has at t ached my consciousness t o t he Lord.
| | 7| |

so baraahman barahm j o binday har sayt ee rang raat aa.
He alone is a Brahmin, who knows t he Lord Brahma, and is at t uned t o t he Love of t he
Lord.

parabh nikat vasai sabhnaa ghat ant ar gurmukh virlai j aat aa.
God is close at hand; He dwells deep wit hin t he heart s of all. How rare are t hose who,
as Gurmukh, know Him.


naanak naam milai vadi-aa-ee gur kai sabad pachhaat aa. | | 8| | 5| | 22| |
O Nanak, t hrough t he Naam, great ness is obt ained; t hrough t he Word of t he Guru's
Shabad, He is realized. | | 8| | 5| | 22| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

sahj ai no sabh lochdee bin gur paa-i-aa na j aa-ay.
Everyone longs t o be cent ered and balanced, but wit hout t he Guru, no one can.

parh parh pandit j ot kee t hakay bhaykhee bharam bhulaa-i.
The Pandit s and t he ast rologers read and read unt il t hey grow weary, while t he
fanat ics are deluded by doubt .

gur bhayt ay sahj paa-i-aa aapnee kirpaa karay raj aa-ay. | | 1| |
Meet ing wit h t he Guru, int uit ive balance is obt ained, when God, in His Will, grant s His
Grace. | | 1| |

bhaa-ee ray gur bin sahj na ho-ay.
O Siblings of Dest iny, wit hout t he Guru, int uit ive balance is not obt ained.

sabdai hee t ay sahj oopj ai har paa-i-aa sach so-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Through t he Word of t he Shabad, int uit ive peace and poise wells up, and t hat True
Lord is obt ained. | | 1| | Pause| |

sehj ay gaavi-aa t haa-ay pavai bin sahj ai kat hnee baad.
That which is sung int uit ively is accept able; wit hout t his int uit ion, all chant ing is
useless.


sehj ay hee bhagat oopj ai sahj pi-aar bairaag.
I n t he st at e of int uit ive balance, devot ion wells up. I n int uit ive balance, love is
balanced and det ached.

sahj ai hee t ay sukh saat ho-ay bin sahj ai j eevan baad. | | 2| |
I n t he st at e of int uit ive balance, peace and t ranquilit y are produced. Wit hout int uit ive
balance, life is useless. | | 2| |

sahj saalaahee sadaa sadaa sahj samaaDh lagaa-ay.
I n t he st at e of int uit ive balance, praise t he Lord forever and ever. Wit h int uit ive ease,
embrace Samaadhi.

sehj ay hee gun oochrai bhagat karay liv laa-ay.
I n t he st at e of int uit ive balance, chant His Glories, lovingly absorbed in devot ional
worship.

sabday hee har man vasai rasnaa har ras khaa-ay. | | 3| |
Through t he Shabad, t he Lord dwells wit hin t he mind, and t he t ongue t ast es t he
Sublime Essence of t he Lord. | | 3| |

sehj ay kaal vidaari-aa sach sarnaa-ee paa-ay.
I n t he poise of int uit ive balance, deat h is dest royed, ent ering t he Sanct uary of t he
True One.

sehj ay har naam man vasi-aa sachee kaar kamaa-ay.
I nt uit ively balanced, t he Name of t he Lord dwells wit hin t he mind, pract icing t he
lifest yle of Trut h.


say vadbhaagee j inee paa-i-aa sehj ay rahay samaa-ay. | | 4| |
Those who have found Him are very fort unat e; t hey remain int uit ively absorbed in
Him. | | 4| |

maa-i-aa vich sahj na oopj ai maa-i-aa dooj ai bhaa-ay.
Wit hin Maya, t he poise of int uit ive balance is not produced. Maya leads t o t he love of
dualit y.

manmukh karam kamaavnay ha-umai j alai j alaa-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs perform religious rit uals, but t hey are burnt down by t heir
selfishness and conceit .

j aman maran na chook-ee fir fir aavai j aa-ay. | | 5| |
Their birt hs and deat hs do not cease; over and over again, t hey come and go in
reincarnat ion. | | 5| |

t arihu gunaa vich sahj na paa-ee-ai t arai gun bharam bhulaa-ay.
I n t he t hree qualit ies, int uit ive balance is not obt ained; t he t hree qualit ies lead t o
delusion and doubt .

parhee-ai gunee-ai ki-aa kat hee-ai j aa mundhhu ghut haa j aa-ay.
What is t he point of reading, st udying and debat ing, if one loses his root s?

cha-ut hay pad meh sahj hai gurmukh palai paa-ay. | | 6| |
I n t he fourt h st at e, t here is int uit ive balance; t he Gurmukhs gat her it in. | | 6| |

nirgun naam niDhaan hai sehj ay soj hee ho-ay.
The Naam, t he Name of t he Formless Lord, is t he t reasure. Through int uit ive balance,
underst anding is obt ained.


gunvant ee salaahi-aa sachay sachee so-ay.
The virt uous praise t he True One; t heir reput at ion is t rue.

bhuli-aa sahj milaa-isee sabad milaavaa ho-ay. | | 7| |
The wayward are unit ed wit h God t hrough int uit ive balance; t hrough t he Shabad,
union is obt ained. | | 7| |

bin sahj ai sabh anDh hai maa-i-aa moh gubaar.
Wit hout int uit ive balance, all are blind. Emot ional at t achment t o Maya is ut t er
darkness.

sehj ay hee soj hee pa-ee sachai sabad apaar.
I n int uit ive balance, underst anding of t he True, I nfinit e Shabad is obt ained.

aapay bakhas milaa-i-an pooray gur kart aar. | | 8| |
Grant ing forgiveness, t he Perfect Guru unit es us wit h t he Creat or. | | 8| |

sehj ay adisat pachhaanee-ai nirbha-o j ot nirankaar.
I n int uit ive balance, t he Unseen is recognized-t he Fearless, Luminous, Formless Lord.

sabhnaa j ee-aa kaa ik daat aa j ot ee j ot milaavanhaar.
There is only t he One Giver of all beings. He blends our light wit h His Light .

poorai sabad salaahee-ai j is daa ant na paaraavaar. | | 9| |
So praise God t hrough t he Perfect Word of His Shabad; He has no end or limit at ion.
| | 9| |


gi-aanee-aa kaa Dhan naam hai sahj karahi vaapaar.
Those who are wise t ake t he Naam as t heir wealt h; wit h int uit ive ease, t hey t rade
wit h Him.

an-din laahaa har naam lain akhut bharay bhandaar.
Night and day, t hey receive t he Profit of t he Lord's Name, which is an inexhaust ible
and over-flowing t reasure.

naanak t ot na aavee dee-ay dayvanhaar. | | 10| | 6| | 23| |
O Nanak, when t he Great Giver gives, not hing at all is lacking. | | 10| | 6| | 23| |
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sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:

sat gur mili-ai fayr na pavai j anam maran dukh j aa-ay.
Meet ing wit h t he True Guru, you shall not have t o go t hrough t he cycle of
reincarnat ion again; t he pains of birt h and deat h will be t aken away.

poorai sabad sabh soj hee ho-ee har naamai rahai samaa-ay. | | 1| |
Through t he Perfect Word of t he Shabad, all underst anding is obt ained; remain
absorbed in t he Name of t he Lord. | | 1| |

man mayray sat gur si-o chit laa-ay.
O my mind, focus your consciousness on t he True Guru.

nirmal naam sad navt ano aap vasai man aa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The I mmaculat e Naam it self, ever-fresh, comes t o abide wit hin t he mind. | | 1| | Pause| |


har j ee-o raakho apunee sarnaa-ee j i-o raakhahi t i-o rahnaa.
O Dear Lord, please prot ect and preserve me in Your Sanct uary. As You keep me, so
do I remain.

gur kai sabad j eevat marai gurmukh bhavj al t arnaa. | | 2| |
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, t he Gurmukh remains dead while yet alive,
and swims across t he t errifying world-ocean. | | 2| |

vadai bhaag naa-o paa-ee-ai gurmat sabad suhaa-ee.
By great good fort une, t he Name is obt ained. Following t he Guru's Teachings, t hrough
t he Shabad, you shall be exalt ed.

aapay man vasi-aa parabh kart aa sehj ay rahi-aa samaa-ee. | | 3| |
God, t he Creat or Himself, dwells wit hin t he mind; remain absorbed in t he st at e of
int uit ive balance. | | 3| |

iknaa manmukh sabad na bhaavai banDhan banDh bhavaa-i-aa.
Some are self-willed manmukhs; t hey do not love t he Word of t he Shabad. Bound in
chains, t hey wander lost in reincarnat ion.

lakh cha-oraaseeh fir fir aavai birt haa j anam gavaa-i-aa. | | 4| |
Through 8.4 million lifet imes, t hey wander over and over again; t hey wast e away t heir
lives in vain. | | 4| |

bhagt aa man aanand hai sachai sabad rang raat ay.
I n t he minds of t he devot ees t here is bliss; t hey are at t uned t o t he Love of t he True
Word of t he Shabad.


an-din gun gaavahi sad nirmal sehj ay naam samaat ay. | | 5| |
Night and day, t hey const ant ly sing t he Glories of t he I mmaculat e Lord; wit h int uit ive
ease, t hey are absorbed int o t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord. | | 5| |

gurmukh amrit banee boleh sabh aat am raam pachhaanee.
The Gurmukhs speak t he Ambrosial Bani; t hey recognize t he Lord, t he Supreme Soul
in all.

ayko sayvan ayk araaDheh gurmukh akat h kahaanee. | | 6| |
They serve t he One; t hey worship and adore t he One. The Gurmukhs speak t he
Unspoken Speech. | | 6| |

sachaa saahib sayvee-ai gurmukh vasai man aa-ay.
The Gurmukhs serve t heir True Lord and Mast er, who comes t o dwell in t he mind.

sadaa rang raat ay sach si-o apunee kirpaa karay milaa-ay. | | 7| |
They are forever at t uned t o t he Love of t he True One, who best ows His Mercy and
unit es t hem wit h Himself. | | 7| |

aapay karay karaa-ay aapay iknaa sut i-aa day-ay j agaa-ay.
He Himself does, and He Himself causes ot hers t o do; He wakes some from t heir
sleep.

aapay mayl milaa-idaa naanak sabad samaa-ay. | | 8| | 7| | 24| |
He Himself unit es us in Union; Nanak is absorbed in t he Shabad. | | 8| | 7| | 24| |

sireeraag mehlaa 3.
Siree Raag, Third Mehl:


sat gur sayvi-ai man nirmalaa bha-ay pavit sareer.
Serving t he True Guru, t he mind becomes immaculat e, and t he body becomes pure.

man aanand sadaa sukh paa-i-aa bhayt i-aa gahir gambheer.
The mind obt ains bliss and et ernal peace, meet ing wit h t he Deep and Profound Lord.

sachee sangat baisnaa sach naam man Dheer. | | 1| |
Sit t ing in t he Sangat , t he True Congregat ion, t he mind is comfort ed and consoled by
t he True Name. | | 1| |

man ray sat gur sayv nisang.
O mind, serve t he True Guru wit hout hesit at ion.

sat gur sayvi-ai har man vasai lagai na mail pat ang. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Serving t he True Guru, t he Lord abides wit hin t he mind, and no t race of filt h shall
at t ach it self t o you. | | 1| | Pause| |

sachai sabad pat oopj ai sachay sachaa naa-o.
From t he True Word of t he Shabad comes honor. True is t he Name of t he True One.

j inee ha-umai maar pachhaani-aa ha-o t in balihaarai j aa-o.
I am a sacrifice t o t hose who conquer t heir ego and recognize t he Lord.

manmukh sach na j aannee t in t ha-ur na kat hoo t haa-o. | | 2| |
The self-willed manmukhs do not know t he True One; t hey find no shelt er, and no
place of rest anywhere. | | 2| |


sach khaanaa sach painnaa sachay hee vich vaas.
Those who t ake t he Trut h as t heir food and t he Trut h as t heir clot hing, have t heir
home in t he True One.

sadaa sachaa salaahnaa sachai sabad nivaas.
They const ant ly praise t he True One, and in t he True Word of t he Shabad t hey have
t heir dwelling.

sabh aat am raam pachhaani-aa gurmat ee nij ghar vaas. | | 3| |
They recognize t he Lord, t he Supreme Soul in all, and t hrough t he Guru's Teachings
t hey dwell in t he home of t heir own inner self. | | 3| |

sach vaykhan sach bolnaa t an man sachaa ho-ay.
They see t he Trut h, and t hey speak t he Trut h; t heir bodies and minds are True.

sachee saakhee updays sach sachay sachee so-ay.
True are t heir t eachings, and True are t heir inst ruct ions; True are t he reput at ions of
t he t rue ones.

j innee sach visaari-aa say dukhee-ay chalay ro-ay. | | 4| |
Those who have forgot t en t he True One are miserable-t hey depart weeping and
wailing. | | 4| |

sat gur j inee na sayvi-o say kit aa-ay sansaar.
Those who have not served t he True Guru-why did t hey even bot her t o come int o t he
world?

j am dar baDhay maaree-ah kook na sunai pookaar.
They are bound and gagged and beat en at Deat h's door, but no one hears t heir
shrieks and cries.


birt haa j anam gavaa-i-aa mar j ameh vaaro vaar. | | 5| |
They wast e t heir lives uselessly; t hey die and are reincarnat ed over and over again.
| | 5| |
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ayhu j ag j alt aa daykh kai bhaj pa-ay sat gur sarnaa.
Seeing t his world on fire, I rushed t o t he Sanct uary of t he True Guru.

sat gur sach dirhaa-i-aa sadaa sach sanj am rahnaa.
The True Guru has implant ed t he Trut h wit hin me; I dwell st eadfast ly in Trut h and
self-rest raint .

sat gur sachaa hai bohit haa sabday bhavj al t arnaa. | | 6| |
The True Guru is t he Boat of Trut h; in t he Word of t he Shabad, we cross over t he
t errifying world-ocean. | | 6| |

lakh cha-oraaseeh firday rahay bin sat gur mukat na ho-ee.
People cont inue wandering t hrough t he cycle of 8.4 million incarnat ions; wit hout t he
True Guru, liberat ion is not obt ained.

parh parh pandit monee t hakay dooj ai bhaa-ay pat kho-ee.
Reading and st udying, t he Pandit s and t he silent sages have grown weary, but
at t ached t o t he love of dualit y, t hey have lost t heir honor.

sat gur sabad sunaa-i-aa bin sachay avar na ko-ee. | | 7| |
The True Guru t eaches t he Word of t he Shabad; wit hout t he True One, t here is no
ot her at all. | | 7| |


j o sachai laa-ay say sach lagay nit sachee kaar karann.
Those who are linked by t he True One are linked t o Trut h. They always act in Trut h.

t inaa nij ghar vaasaa paa-i-aa sachai mahal rahann.
They at t ain t heir dwelling in t he home of t heir own inner being, and t hey abide in t he
Mansion of Trut h.

naanak bhagat sukhee-ay sadaa sachai naam rachann. | | 8| | 17| | 8| | 25| |
O Nanak, t he devot ees are happy and peaceful forever. They are absorbed in t he True
Name. | | 8| | 17| | 8| | 25| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

j aa ka-o muskal at banai dho-ee ko-ay na day-ay.
When you are confront ed wit h t errible hardships, and no one offers you any support ,

laagoo ho-ay dusmanaa saak bhe bhaj khalay.
when your friends t urn int o enemies, and even your relat ives have desert ed you,

sabho bhaj ai aasraa chukai sabh asraa-o.
and when all support has given way, and all hope has been lost

chit aavai os paarbarahm lagai na t at ee vaa-o. | | 1| |
-if you t hen come t o remember t he Supreme Lord God, even t he hot wind shall not
t ouch you. | | 1| |

saahib nit aani-aa kaa t aan.
Our Lord and Mast er is t he Power of t he powerless.


aa-ay na j aa-ee t hir sadaa gur sabdee sach j aan. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
He does not come or go; He is Et ernal and Permanent . Through t he Word of t he
Guru's Shabad, He is known as True. | | 1| | Pause| |

j ay ko hovai dublaa nang bhukh kee peer.
I f you are weakened by t he pains of hunger and povert y,

damrhaa palai naa pavai naa ko dayvai Dheer.
wit h no money in your pocket s, and no one will give you any comfort ,

su-aarat h su-aa-o na ko karay naa kichh hovai kaaj .
and no one will sat isfy your hopes and desires, and none of your works is
accomplished

chit aavai os paarbarahm t aa nihchal hovai raaj . | | 2| |
-if you t hen come t o remember t he Supreme Lord God, you shall obt ain t he et ernal
kingdom. | | 2| |

j aa ka-o chint aa bahut bahut dayhee vi-aapai rog.
When you are plagued by great and excessive anxiet y, and diseases of t he body;

garisat kut amb palayt i-aa kaday harakh kaday sog.
when you are wrapped up in t he at t achment s of household and family, somet imes
feeling j oy, and t hen ot her t imes sorrow;

ga-on karay chahu kunt kaa gharhee na baisan so-ay.
when you are wandering around in all four direct ions, and you cannot sit or sleep even
for a moment


chit aavai os paarbarahm t an man seet al ho-ay. | | 3| |
-if you come t o remember t he Supreme Lord God, t hen your body and mind shall be
cooled and soot hed. | | 3| |

kaam karoDh mohi vas kee-aa kirpan lobh pi-aar.
When you are under t he power of sexual desire, anger and worldly at t achment , or a
greedy miser in love wit h your wealt h;

chaaray kilvikh un agh kee-ay ho-aa asur sanghaar.
if you have commit t ed t he four great sins and ot her mist akes; even if you are a
murderous fiend

pot hee geet kavit kichh kaday na karan Dhari-aa.
who has never t aken t he t ime t o list en t o sacred books, hymns and poet ry

chit aavai os paarbarahm t aa nimakh simrat t ari-aa. | | 4| |
-if you t hen come t o remember t he Supreme Lord God, and cont emplat e Him, even
for a moment , you shall be saved. | | 4| |

saasat simrit bayd chaar mukhaagar bichray.
People may recit e by heart t he Shaast ras, t he Simrit ees and t he four Vedas;

t apay t apeesar j ogee-aa t irat h gavan karay.
t hey may be ascet ics, great , self-disciplined Yogis; t hey may visit sacred shrines of
pilgrimage

khat karmaa t ay dugunai pooj aa kart aa naa-ay.
and perform t he six ceremonial rit uals, over and over again, performing worship
services and rit ual bat hings.


rang na lagee paarbarahm t aa sarpar narkay j aa-ay. | | 5| |
Even so, if t hey have not embraced love for t he Supreme Lord God, t hen t hey shall
surely go t o hell. | | 5| |

raaj milak sikdaaree-aa ras bhogan bist haar.
You may possess empires, vast est at es, aut horit y over ot hers, and t he enj oyment of
myriads of pleasures;

baag suhaavay sohnay chalai hukam afaar.
you may have delight ful and beaut iful gardens, and issue unquest ioned commands;

rang t amaasay baho biDhee chaa-ay lag rahi-aa.
you may have enj oyment s and ent ert ainment s of all sort s and kinds, and cont inue t o
enj oy excit ing pleasures

chit na aa-i-o paarbarahm t aa sarap kee j oon ga-i-aa. | | 6| |
-and yet , if you do not come t o remember t he Supreme Lord God, you shall be
reincarnat ed as a snake. | | 6| |

bahut Dhanaadh achaarvant sobhaa nirmal reet .
You may possess vast riches, maint ain virt uous conduct , have a spot less reput at ion
and observe religious cust oms;

maat pit aa sut bhaa-ee-aa saaj an sang pareet .
you may have t he loving affect ions of mot her, fat her, children, siblings and friends;

laskar t arkasband band j ee-o j ee-o saglee keet .
you may have armies well-equipped wit h weapons, and all may salut e you wit h
respect ;

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chit na aa-i-o paarbarahm t aa kharh rasaat al deet . | | 7| |
But st ill, if you do not come t o remember t he Supreme Lord God, t hen you shall be
t aken and consigned t o t he most hideous hell! | | 7| |

kaa-i-aa rog na chhidar kichh naa kichh kaarhaa sog.
You may have a body free of disease and deformit y, and have no worries or grief at
all;

mirat na aavee chit t is ahinis bhogai bhog.
you may be unmindful of deat h, and night and day revel in pleasures;

sabh kichh keet on aapnaa j ee-ay na sank Dhari-aa.
you may t ake everyt hing as your own, and have no fear in your mind at all;

chit na aa-i-o paarbarahm j amkankar vas pari-aa. | | 8| |
but st ill, if you do not come t o remember t he Supreme Lord God, you shall fall under
t he power of t he Messenger of Deat h. | | 8| |

kirpaa karay j is paarbarahm hovai saaDhoo sang.
The Supreme Lord showers His Mercy, and we find t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of
t he Holy.

j i-o j i-o oh vaDhaa-ee-ai t i-o t i-o har si-o rang.
The more t ime we spend t here, t he more we come t o love t he Lord.

duhaa siri-aa kaa khasam aap avar na dooj aa t haa-o.
The Lord is t he Mast er of bot h worlds; t here is no ot her place of rest .


sat gur t ut hai paa-i-aa naanak sachaa naa-o. | | 9| | 1| | 26| |
When t he True Guru is pleased and sat isfied, O Nanak, t he True Name is obt ained.
| | 9| | 1| | 26| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5 ghar 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl, Fift h House:

j aan-o nahee bhaavai kavan baat aa.
I do not know what pleases my Lord.

man khoj maarag. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
O mind, seek out t he way! | | 1| | Pause| |

Dhi-aanee Dhi-aan laaveh.
The medit at ives pract ice medit at ion,

gi-aanee gi-aan kamaaveh.
and t he wise pract ice spirit ual wisdom,

parabh kin hee j aat aa. | | 1| |
but how rare are t hose who know God! | | 1| |

bhag-ut ee rahat j ugt aa.
The worshipper of Bhagaaut i pract ices self-discipline,

j ogee kahat mukt aa.
t he Yogi speaks of liberat ion,


t apsee t apeh raat aa. | | 2| |
and t he ascet ic is absorbed in ascet icism. | | 2| |

monee moniDhaaree.
The men of silence observe silence,

sani-aasee barahamchaaree.
t he Sanyaasees observe celibacy,

udaasee udaas raat aa. | | 3| |
and t he Udaasees abide in det achment . | | 3| |

bhagat navai parkaaraa.
There are nine forms of devot ional worship.

pandit vayd pukaaraa.
The Pandit s recit e t he Vedas.

girsat ee girsat Dharmaat aa. | | 4| |
The householders assert t heir fait h in family life. | | 4| |

ik sabdee baho roop avDhoot aa.
Those who ut t er only One Word, t hose who t ake many forms, t he naked renunciat es,

kaaprhee ka-ut ay j aagoot aa.
t he wearers of pat ched coat s, t he magicians, t hose who remain always awake,


ik t irat h naat aa. | | 5| |
and t hose who bat he at holy places of pilgrimage-| | 5| |

nirhaar vart ee aaprasaa.
Those who go wit hout food, t hose who never t ouch ot hers,

ik look na dayveh darsaa.
t he hermit s who never show t hemselves,

ik man hee gi-aat aa. | | 6| |
and t hose who are wise in t heir own minds-| | 6| |

ghaat na kin hee kahaa-i-aa.
Of t hese, no one admit s t o any deficiency;

sabh kaht ay hai paa-i-aa.
all say t hat t hey have found t he Lord.

j is maylay so bhagt aa. | | 7| |
But he alone is a devot ee, whom t he Lord has unit ed wit h Himself. | | 7| |

sagal ukat upaavaa. t i-aagee saran paavaa.
Abandoning all devices and cont rivances, I have sought His Sanct uary.

naanak gur charan paraat aa. | | 8| | 2| | 27| |
Nanak has fallen at t he Feet of t he Guru. | | 8| | 2| | 27| |


ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

sireeraag mehlaa 1 ghar 3.
Siree Raag, First Mehl, Third House:

j ogee andar j ogee-aa.
Among Yogis, You are t he Yogi;

t oo
N
bhogee andar bhogee-aa.
among pleasure seekers, You are t he Pleasure Seeker.

t ayraa ant na paa-i-aa surag machh pa-i-aal j ee-o. | | 1| |
Your limit s are not known t o any of t he beings in t he heavens, in t his world, or in t he
net her regions of t he underworld. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree ha-o vaarnai kurbaan t ayray naav no. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I am devot ed, dedicat ed, a sacrifice t o Your Name. | | 1| | Pause| |

t uDh sansaar upaa-i-aa.
You creat ed t he world,

siray sir DhanDhay laa-i-aa.
and assigned t asks t o one and all.

vaykheh keet aa aapnaa kar kudrat paasaa dhaal j ee-o. | | 2| |
You wat ch over Your Creat ion, and t hrough Your All-powerful Creat ive Pot ency, You
cast t he dice. | | 2| |


pargat pahaarai j aapdaa.
You are manifest in t he Expanse of Your Workshop.

sabh naavai no part aapdaa.
Everyone longs for Your Name,

sat gur baaj h na paa-i-o sabh mohee maa-i-aa j aal j ee-o. | | 3| |
but wit hout t he Guru, no one finds You. All are ent iced and t rapped by Maya. | | 3| |

sat gur ka-o bal j aa-ee-ai.
I am a sacrifice t o t he True Guru.

j it mili-ai param gat paa-ee-ai.
Meet ing Him, t he supreme st at us is obt ained.
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sur nar mun j an lochday so sat gur dee-aa buj haa-ay j ee-o. | | 4| |
The angelic beings and t he silent sages long for Him; t he True Guru has given me t his
underst anding. | | 4| |

sat sangat kaisee j aanee-ai.
How is t he Societ y of t he Saint s t o be known?

j it hai ayko naam vakhaanee-ai.
There, t he Name of t he One Lord is chant ed.


ayko naam hukam hai naanak sat gur dee-aa buj haa-ay j ee-o. | | 5| |
The One Name is t he Lord's Command; O Nanak, t he True Guru has given me t his
underst anding. | | 5| |

ih j agat bharam bhulaa-i-aa.
This world has been deluded by doubt .

aaphu t uDh khu-aa-i-aa.
You Yourself, Lord, have led it ast ray.

part aap lagaa duhaaganee bhaag j inaa kay naahi j ee-o. | | 6| |
The discarded soul-brides suffer in t errible agony; t hey have no luck at all. | | 6| |

duhaaganee ki-aa neesaanee-aa.
What are t he signs of t he discarded brides?

khasmahu ghut hee-aa fireh nimaanee-aa.
They miss t heir Husband Lord, and t hey wander around in dishonor.

mailay vays t inaa kaamnee dukhee rain vihaa-ay j ee-o. | | 7| |
The clot hes of t hose brides are filt hy-t hey pass t heir life-night in agony. | | 7| |

sohaaganee ki-aa karam kamaa-i-aa.
What act ions have t he happy soul-brides performed?

poorab likhi-aa fal paa-i-aa.
They have obt ained t he fruit of t heir pre-ordained dest iny.


nadar karay kai aapnee aapay la-ay milaa-ay j ee-o. | | 8| |
Cast ing His Glance of Grace, t he Lord unit es t hem wit h Himself. | | 8| |

hukam j inaa no manaa-i-aa.
Those, whom God causes t o abide by His Will,

t in ant ar sabad vasaa-i-aa.
have t he Shabad of His Word abiding deep wit hin.

sahee-aa say sohaaganee j in sah naal pi-aar j ee-o. | | 9| |
They are t he t rue soul-brides, who embrace love for t heir Husband Lord. | | 9| |

j inaa bhaanay kaa ras aa-i-aa.
Those who t ake pleasure in God's Will

t in vichahu bharam chukaa-i-aa.
remove doubt from wit hin.

naanak sat gur aisaa j aanee-ai j o sabhsai la-ay milaa-ay j ee-o. | | 10| |
O Nanak, know Him as t he True Guru, who unit es all wit h t he Lord. | | 10| |

sat gur mili-ai fal paa-i-aa.
Meet ing wit h t he True Guru, t hey receive t he fruit s of t heir dest iny,

j in vichahu ahkaran chukaa-i-aa.
and egot ism is driven out from wit hin.


durmat kaa dukh kat i-aa bhaag bait haa mast ak aa-ay j ee-o. | | 11| |
The pain of evil-mindedness is eliminat ed; good fort une comes and shines radiant ly
from t heir foreheads. | | 11| |

amrit t ayree baanee-aa.
The Bani of Your Word is Ambrosial Nect ar.

t ayri-aa bhagt aa ridai samaanee-aa.
I t permeat es t he heart s of Your devot ees.

sukh sayvaa andar rakhi-ai aapnee nadar karahi nist aar j ee-o. | | 12| |
Serving You, peace is obt ained; grant ing Your Mercy, You best ow salvat ion. | | 12| |

sat gur mili-aa j aanee-ai.
Meet ing wit h t he True Guru, one comes t o know;

j it mili-ai naam vakhaanee-ai.
by t his meet ing, one comes t o chant t he Name.

sat gur baaj h na paa-i-o sabh t hakee karam kamaa-ay j ee-o. | | 13| |
Wit hout t he True Guru, God is not found; all have grown weary of performing religious
rit uals. | | 13| |

ha-o sat gur vit ahu ghumaa-i-aa.
I am a sacrifice t o t he True Guru;

j in bharam bhulaa maarag paa-i-aa.
I was wandering in doubt , and He has set me on t he right pat h.


nadar karay j ay aapnee aapay la-ay ralaa-ay j ee-o. | | 14| |
I f t he Lord cast s His Glance of Grace, He unit es us wit h Himself. | | 14| |

t oo
N
sabhnaa maahi samaa-i-aa.
You, Lord, are pervading in all,

t in kart ai aap lukaa-i-aa.
and yet , t he Creat or keeps Himself concealed.

naanak gurmukh pargat ho-i-aa j aa ka-o j ot Dharee kart aar j ee-o. | | 15| |
O Nanak, t he Creat or is revealed t o t he Gurmukh, wit hin whom He has infused His
Light . | | 15| |

aapay khasam nivaaj i-aa.
The Mast er Himself best ows honor.

j ee-o pind day saaj i-aa.
He creat es and best ows body and soul.

aapnay sayvak kee paij rakhee-aa du-ay kar mast ak Dhaar j ee-o. | | 16| |
He Himself preserves t he honor of His servant s; He places bot h His Hands upon t heir
foreheads. | | 16| |

sabh sanj am rahay si-aanpaa.
All st rict rit uals are j ust clever cont rivances.

mayraa parabh sabh kichh j aandaa.
My God knows everyt hing.


pargat part aap vart aa-i-o sabh lok karai j aikaar j ee-o. | | 17| |
He has made His Glory manifest , and all people celebrat e Him. | | 17 |

mayray gun avgan na beechaari-aa.
| He has not considered my merit s and demerit s;

parabh apnaa birad samaari-aa.
t his is God's Own Nat ure.

kant h laa-ay kai rakhi-on lagai na t at ee vaa-o j ee-o. | | 18| |
Hugging me close in His Embrace, He prot ect s me, and now, even t he hot wind does
not t ouch me. | | 18| |

mai man t an parabhoo Dhi-aa-i-aa.
Wit hin my mind and body, I medit at e on God.

j ee-ay ichhi-arhaa fal paa-i-aa.
I have obt ained t he fruit s of my soul's desire.

saah paat isaah sir khasam t oo
N
j ap naanak j eevai naa-o j ee-o. | | 19| |
You are t he Supreme Lord and Mast er, above t he heads of kings. Nanak lives by
chant ing Your Name. | | 19| |
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t uDh aapay aap upaa-i-aa.
You Yourself creat ed t he Universe;


dooj aa khayl kar dikhlaa-i-aa.
You creat ed t he play of dualit y, and st aged it .

sabh sacho sach varat daa j is bhaavai t isai buj haa-ay j ee-o. | | 20| |
The Truest of t he True is pervading everywhere; He inst ruct s t hose wit h whom He is
pleased. | | 20| |

gur parsaadee paa-i-aa.
By Guru's Grace, I have found God.

t it hai maa-i-aa moh chukaa-i-aa.
By His Grace, I have shed emot ional at t achment t o Maya.

kirpaa kar kai aapnee aapay la-ay samaa-ay j ee-o. | | 21| |
Showering His Mercy, He has blended me int o Himself. | | 21| |

gopee nai go-aalee-aa.
You are t he Gopis, t he milk-maids of Krishna; You are t he sacred river Jamunaa; You
are Krishna, t he herdsman.

t uDh aapay go-ay ut haalee-aa.
You Yourself support t he world.
!
hukmee bhaa
N
day saaj i-aa t oo
N
aapay bhann savaar j ee-o. | | 22| |
By Your Command, human beings are fashioned. You Yourself embellish t hem, and
t hen again dest roy t hem. | | 22| |

j in sat gur si-o chit laa-i-aa.
Those who have focused t heir consciousness on t he True Guru


t inee dooj aa bhaa-o chukaa-i-aa.
have rid t hemselves of t he love of dualit y.

nirmal j ot t in paraanee-aa o-ay chalay j anam savaar j ee-o. | | 23| |
The light of t hose mort al beings is immaculat e. They depart aft er redeeming t heir
lives. | | 23| |

t ayree-aa sadaa sadaa chang-aa-ee-aa. mai raat dihai vadi-aa-ee-aa
N
.
Forever and ever, night and day, I praise t he Great ness of Your Goodness.

anmangi-aa daan dayvnaa kaho naanak sach samaal j ee-o. | | 24| | 1| |
You best ow Your Gift s, even if we do not ask for t hem. Says Nanak, cont emplat e t he
True Lord. | | 24| | 1| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

pai paa-ay manaa-ee so-ay j ee-o.
I fall at His Feet t o please and appease Him.

sat gur purakh milaa-i-aa t is j ayvad avar na ko-ay j ee-o. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The True Guru has unit ed me wit h t he Lord, t he Primal Being. There is no ot her as
great as He. | | 1| | Pause| |

gosaa-ee mihandaa it h-rhaa.
The Lord of t he Universe is my Sweet Beloved.

amm abay t haavhu mit h-rhaa.
He is sweet er t han my mot her or fat her.


bhain bhaa-ee sabh saj naa t uDh j ayhaa naahee ko-ay j ee-o. | | 1| |
Among all sist ers and brot hers and friends, t here is no one like You. | | 1| |

t ayrai hukmay saavan aa-i-aa.
By Your Command, t he mont h of Saawan has come.

mai sat kaa hal j o-aa-i-aa.
I have hooked up t he plow of Trut h,

naa-o beej an lagaa aas kar har bohal bakhas j amaa-ay j ee-o. | | 2| |
and I plant t he seed of t he Name in hopes t hat t he Lord, in His Generosit y, will best ow
a bount iful harvest . | | 2| |

ha-o gur mil ik pachhaandaa.
Meet ing wit h t he Guru, I recognize only t he One Lord.

duyaa kaagal chit na j aandaa.
I n my consciousness, I do not know of any ot her account .

har ikt ai kaarai laa-i-on j i-o bhaavai t i
N
vai nibaahi j ee-o. | | 3| |
The Lord has assigned one t ask t o me; as it pleases Him, I perform it . | | 3| |

t usee bhogihu bhunchahu bhaa-eeho.
Enj oy yourselves and eat , O Siblings of Dest iny.

gur deebaan kavaa-ay painaa-ee-o.
I n t he Guru's Court , He has blessed me wit h t he Robe of Honor.


ha-o ho-aa maahar pind daa bann aaday panj sareek j ee-o. | | 4| |
I have become t he Mast er of my body-village; I have t aken t he five rivals as prisoners.
| | 4| |

ha-o aa-i-aa saamai
H
t ihandee-aa.
I have come t o Your Sanct uary.

panj kirsaan muj ayray mihdi-aa.
The five farm-hands have become my t enant s;

kann ko-ee kadh na hangh-ee naanak vut haa ghugh giraa-o j ee-o. | | 5| |
none dare t o raise t heir heads against me. O Nanak, my village is populous and
prosperous. | | 5| |

ha-o vaaree ghummaa j aavdaa.
I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice t o You.

ik saahaa t uDh Dhi-aa-idaa.
I medit at e on You cont inually.

uj arh t hayhu vasaa-i-o ha-o t uDh vit ahu kurbaan j ee-o. | | 6| |
The village was in ruins, but You have re-populat ed it . I am a sacrifice t o You. | | 6| |

har it hai nit Dhi-aa-idaa.
O Beloved Lord, I medit at e on You cont inually;

man chindee so fal paa-idaa.
I obt ain t he fruit s of my mind's desires.


sabhay kaaj savaari-an laahee-an man kee bhukh j ee-o. | | 7| |
All my affairs are arranged, and t he hunger of my mind is appeased. | | 7| |

mai chhadi-aa sabho DhanDh-rhaa.
I have forsaken all my ent anglement s;

gosaa-ee sayvee sachrhaa.
I serve t he True Lord of t he Universe.

na-o niDh naam niDhaan har mai palai baDhaa chhik j ee-o. | | 8| |
I have firmly at t ached t he Name, t he Home of t he Nine Treasures t o my robe. | | 8| |

mai sukhee hoo
N
sukh paa-i-aa.
I have obt ained t he comfort of comfort s.

gur ant ar sabad vasaa-i-aa.
The Guru has implant ed t he Word of t he Shabad deep wit hin me.

sat gur purakh vikhaali-aa mast ak Dhar kai hat h j ee-o. | | 9| |
The True Guru has shown me my Husband Lord; He has placed His Hand upon my
forehead. | | 9| |

mai baDhee sach Dharam saal hai.
I have est ablished t he Temple of Trut h.

gursikhaa lahdaa bhaal kai.
I sought out t he Guru's Sikhs, and brought t hem int o it .


pair Dhovaa pakhaa fayrdaa t is niv niv lagaa paa-ay j ee-o. | | 10| |
I wash t heir feet , and wave t he fan over t hem. Bowing low, I fall at t heir feet . | | 10| |
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sun galaa gur peh aa-i-aa.
I heard of t he Guru, and so I went t o Him.

naam daan isnaan dirhaa-i-aa.
He inst illed wit hin me t he Naam, t he goodness of charit y and t rue cleansing.

sabh mukat ho-aa saisaarrhaa naanak sachee bayrhee chaarh j ee-o. | | 11| |
All t he world is liberat ed, O Nanak, by embarking upon t he Boat of Trut h. | | 11| |

sabh sarisat sayvay din raat j ee-o.
The whole Universe serves You, day and night .

day kann sunhu ardaas j ee-o.
Please hear my prayer, O Dear Lord.

t hok vaj aa-ay sabh dit hee-aa t us aapay la-i-an chhadaa-ay j ee-o. | | 12| |
I have t horoughly t est ed and seen all-You alone, by Your Pleasure, can save us. | | 12| |

hun hukam ho-aa miharvaan daa.
Now, t he Merciful Lord has issued His Command.

pai ko-ay na kisai ranj aandaa.
Let no one chase aft er and at t ack anyone else.


sabh sukhaalee vut hee-aa ih ho-aa halaymee raaj j ee-o. | | 13| |
Let all abide in peace, under t his Benevolent Rule. | | 13| |

j himm j himm amrit varasdaa.
Soft ly and gent ly, drop by drop, t he Ambrosial Nect ar t rickles down.

bolaa-i-aa bolee khasam daa.
I speak as my Lord and Mast er causes me t o speak.

baho maan kee-aa t uDh upray t oo
N
aapay paa-ihi t haa-ay j ee-o. | | 14| |
I place all my fait h in You; please accept me. | | 14| |

t ayri-aa bhagt aa bhukh sad t ayree-aa.
Your devot ees are forever hungry for You.

har lochaa pooran mayree-aa.
O Lord, please fulfill my desires.

dayh daras sukh-daat i-aa mai gal vich laihu milaa-ay j ee-o. | | 15| |
Grant me t he Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, O Giver of Peace. Please, t ake me int o
Your Embrace. | | 15| |

t uDh j ayvad avar na bhaali-aa.
I have not found any ot her as Great as You.

t oo
N
deep lo-a pa-i-aali-aa.
You pervade t he cont inent s, t he worlds and t he net her regions;


t oo
N
t haan t hanant ar rav rahi-aa naanak bhagt aa sach aDhaar j ee-o. | | 16| |
You are permeat ing all places and int erspaces. Nanak: You are t he True Support of
Your devot ees. | | 16| |

ha-o gosaa-ee daa pahilvaanrhaa.
I am a wrest ler; I belong t o t he Lord of t he World.

mai gur mil uch dumaalrhaa.
I met wit h t he Guru, and I have t ied a t all, plumed t urban.

sabh ho-ee chhinj h ikt hee-aa da-yu bait haa vaykhai aap j ee-o. | | 17| |
All have gat hered t o wat ch t he wrest ling mat ch, and t he Merciful Lord Himself is
seat ed t o behold it . | | 17| |

vaat vaj an t amak bhayree-aa.
The bugles play and t he drums beat .

mal lat hay laiday fayree-aa.
The wrest lers ent er t he arena and circle around.

niht ay panj j u-aan mai gur t haapee dit ee kand j ee-o. | | 18| |
I have t hrown t he five challengers t o t he ground, and t he Guru has pat t ed me on t he
back. | | 18| |

sabh ikt hay ho-ay aa-i-aa.
All have gat hered t oget her,

ghar j aasan vaat vat aa-i-aa.
but we shall ret urn home by different rout es.


gurmukh laahaa lai ga-ay manmukh chalay mool gavaa-ay j ee-o. | | 19| |
The Gurmukhs reap t heir profit s and leave, while t he self-willed manmukhs lose t heir
invest ment and depart . | | 19| |

t oo
N
varnaa chihnaa baahraa.
You are wit hout color or mark.

har diseh haaj ar j aahraa.
The Lord is seen t o be manifest and present .

sun sun t uj hai Dhi-aa-iday t ayray bhagat rat ay gunt aas j ee-o. | | 20| |
Hearing of Your Glories again and again, Your devot ees medit at e on You; t hey are
at t uned t o You, O Lord, Treasure of Excellence. | | 20| |

mai j ug j ug da-yai sayvrhee.
Through age aft er age, I am t he servant of t he Merciful Lord.

gur kat ee mihdee j ayvrhee.
The Guru has cut away my bonds.

ha-o baahurh chhinj h na nach-oo naanak a-osar laDhaa bhaal j ee-o. | | 21| | 2| | 29| |
I shall not have t o dance in t he wrest ling arena of life again. Nanak has searched, and
found t his opport unit y. | | 21| | 2| | 29| |

ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

sireeraag mehlaa 1 pahray ghar 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl, Pehray, First House:


pahilai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa hukam pa-i-aa garbhaas.
I n t he first wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, you were cast int o t he womb,
by t he Lord's Command.

uraDh t ap ant ar karay vanj aari-aa mit raa khasam sayt ee ardaas.
Upside-down, wit hin t he womb, you performed penance, O my merchant friend, and
you prayed t o your Lord and Mast er.

khasam sayt ee ardaas vakhaanai uraDh Dhi-aan liv laagaa.
You ut t ered prayers t o your Lord and Mast er, while upside-down, and you medit at ed
on Him wit h deep love and affect ion.

naa marj aad aa-i-aa kal bheet ar baahurh j aasee naagaa.
You came int o t his Dark Age of Kali Yuga naked, and you shall depart again naked.

j aisee kalam vurhee hai mast ak t aisee j ee-arhay paas.
As God's Pen has writ t en on your forehead, so it shall be wit h your soul.

kaho naanak paraanee pahilai pahrai hukam pa-i-aa garbhaas. | | 1| |
Says Nanak, in t he first wat ch of t he night , by t he Hukam of t he Lord's Command, you
ent er int o t he womb. | | 1| |
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dooj ai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa visar ga-i-aa Dhi-aan.
I n t he second wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, you have forgot t en t o
medit at e.


hat ho hat h nachaa-ee-ai vanj aari-aa mit raa j i-o j asudaa ghar kaan.
From hand t o hand, you are passed around, O my merchant friend, like Krishna in t he
house of Yashoda.

hat ho hat h nachaa-ee-ai paraanee maat kahai sut mayraa.
From hand t o hand, you are passed around, and your mot her says, "This is my son."

chayt achayt moorh man mayray ant nahee kachh t ayraa.
O, my t hought less and foolish mind, t hink: I n t he end, not hing shall be yours.

j in rach rachi-aa t iseh na j aanai man bheet ar Dhar gi-aan.
You do not know t he One who creat ed t he creat ion. Gat her spirit ual wisdom wit hin
your mind.

kaho naanak paraanee dooj ai pahrai visar ga-i-aa Dhi-aan. | | 2| |
Says Nanak, in t he second wat ch of t he night , you have forgot t en t o medit at e. | | 2| |

t eej ai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa Dhan j oban si-o chit .
I n t he t hird wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, your consciousness is focused
on wealt h and yout h.

har kaa naam na chayt hee vanj aari-aa mit raa baDhaa chhut eh j it .
You have not remembered t he Name of t he Lord, O my merchant friend, alt hough it
would release you from bondage.

har kaa naam na chayt ai paraanee bikal bha-i-aa sang maa-i-aa.
You do not remember t he Name of t he Lord, and you become confused by Maya.


Dhan si-o rat aa j oban mat aa ahilaa j anam gavaa-i-aa.
Revelling in your riches and int oxicat ed wit h yout h, you wast e your life uselessly.

Dharam sayt ee vaapaar na keet o karam na keet o mit .
You have not t raded in right eousness and Dharma; you have not made good deeds
your friends.

kaho naanak t eej ai pahrai paraanee Dhan j oban si-o chit . | | 3| |
Says Nanak, in t he t hird wat ch of t he night , your mind is at t ached t o wealt h and
yout h. | | 3| |

cha-ut hai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa laavee aa-i-aa khayt .
I n t he fourt h wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, t he Grim Reaper comes t o t he
field.

j aa j am pakarh chalaa-i-aa vanj aari-aa mit raa kisai na mili-aa bhayt .
When t he Messenger of Deat h seizes and dispat ches you, O my merchant friend, no
one knows t he myst ery of where you have gone.

bhayt chayt har kisai na mili-o j aa j am pakarh chalaa-i-aa.
So t hink of t he Lord! No one knows t his secret , of when t he Messenger of Deat h will
seize you and t ake you away.
`
j hoot haa rudan ho-aa do-aalai khin meh bha-i-aa paraa-i-aa.
All your weeping and wailing t hen is false. I n an inst ant , you become a st ranger.

saa-ee vasat paraapat ho-ee j is si-o laa-i-aa hayt .
You obt ain exact ly what you have longed for.


kaho naanak paraanee cha-ut hai pahrai laavee luni-aa khayt . | | 4| | 1| |
Says Nanak, in t he fourt h wat ch of t he night , O mort al, t he Grim Reaper has
harvest ed your field. | | 4| | 1| |

sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

pahilai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa baalak buDh achayt .
I n t he first wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, your innocent mind has a child-
like underst anding.


kheer pee-ai khaylaa-ee-ai vanj aari-aa mit raa maat pit aa sut hayt . maat pit aa sut
nayhu ghanayraa maa-i-aa moh sabaa-ee.
You drink milk, and you are fondled so gent ly, O my merchant friend. The mot her and
fat her love t heir child so much, but in Maya, all are caught in emot ional at t achment .

sanj ogee aa-i-aa kirat kamaa-i-aa karnee kaar karaa-ee.
By t he good fort une of good deeds done in t he past , you have come, and now you
perform act ions t o det ermine your fut ure.

raam naam bin mukat na ho-ee boodee dooj ai hayt .
Wit hout t he Lord's Name, liberat ion is not obt ained, and you are drowned in t he love
of dualit y.

kaho naanak paraanee pahilai pahrai chhoot ahigaa har chayt . | | 1| |
Says Nanak, in t he first wat ch of t he night , O mort al, you shall be saved by
remembering t he Lord. | | 1| |


dooj ai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa bhar j oban mai mat .
I n t he second wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, you are int oxicat ed wit h t he
wine of yout h and beaut y.

ahinis kaam vi-aapi-aa vanj aari-aa mit raa anDhulay naam na chit .
Day and night , you are engrossed in sexual desire, O my merchant friend, and your
consciousness is blind t o t he Naam.

raam naam ghat ant ar naahee hor j aanai ras kas meet hay.
The Lord's Name is not wit hin your heart , but all sort s of ot her t ast es seem sweet t o
you.

gi-aan Dhi-aan gun sanj am naahee j anam marhugay j hoot hay.
You have no wisdom at all, no medit at ion, no virt ue or self-discipline; in falsehood,
you are caught in t he cycle of birt h and deat h.

t irat h varat such sanj am naahee karam Dharam nahee pooj aa.
Pilgrimages, fast s, purificat ion and self-discipline are of no use, nor are rit uals,
religious ceremonies or empt y worship.

naanak bhaa-ay bhagat nist aaraa dubiDhaa vi-aapai dooj aa. | | 2| |
O Nanak, emancipat ion comes only by loving devot ional worship; t hrough dualit y,
people are engrossed in dualit y. | | 2| |

t eej ai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa sar hans ult harhay aa-ay.
I n t he t hird wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, t he swans, t he whit e hairs,
come and land upon t he pool of t he head.


j oban ghat ai j aroo-aa j inai vanj aari-aa mit raa aav ghat ai din j aa-ay.
Yout h wears it self out , and old age t riumphs, O my merchant friend; as t ime passes,
your days diminish.
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ant kaal pachhut aasee anDhulay j aa j am pakarh chalaa-i-aa.
At t he last moment , you repent -you are so blind! -when t he Messenger of Deat h seizes
you and carries you away.

sabh kichh apunaa kar kar raakhi-aa khin meh bha-i-aa paraa-i-aa.
You kept all your t hings for yourself, but in an inst ant , t hey are all lost .

buDh visarj ee ga-ee si-aanap kar avgan pachhut aa-ay.
Your int ellect left you, your wisdom depart ed, and now you repent for t he evil deeds
you commit t ed.

kaho naanak paraanee t eej ai pahrai parabh chayt ahu liv laa-ay. | | 3| |
Says Nanak, O mort al, in t he t hird wat ch of t he night , let your consciousness be
lovingly focused on God. | | 3| |

cha-ut hai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa biraDh bha-i-aa t an kheen.
I n t he fourt h wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, your body grows old and
weak.

akhee anDh na dees-ee vanj aari-aa mit raa kannee sunai na vain.
Your eyes go blind, and cannot see, O my merchant friend, and your ears do not hear
any words.


akhee anDh j eebh ras naahee rahay paraaka-o t aanaa.
Your eyes go blind, and your t ongue is unable t o t ast e; you live only wit h t he help of
ot hers.

gun ant ar naahee ki-o sukh paavai manmukh aavan j aanaa.
Wit h no virt ue wit hin, how can you find peace? The self-willed manmukh comes and
goes in reincarnat ion.

kharh pakee kurh bhaj ai binsai aa-ay chalai ki-aa maan.
When t he crop of life has mat ured, it bends, breaks and perishes; why t ake pride in
t hat which comes and goes?

kaho naanak paraanee cha-ut hai pahrai gurmukh sabad pachhaan. | | 4| |
Says Nanak, O mort al, in t he fourt h wat ch of t he night , t he Gurmukh recognizes t he
Word of t he Shabad. | | 4| |

orhak aa-i-aa t in saahi-aa vanj aari-aa mit raa j ar j arvaanaa kann.
Your breat h comes t o it s end, O my merchant friend, and your shoulders are weighed
down by t he t yrant of old age.

ik rat ee gun na samaani-aa vanj aari-aa mit raa avgan kharhsan bann.
Not one iot a of virt ue came int o you, O my merchant friend; bound and gagged by
evil, you are driven along.

gun sanj am j aavai chot na khaavai naa t is j aman marnaa.
One who depart s wit h virt ue and self-discipline is not st ruck down, and is not
consigned t o t he cycle of birt h and deat h.


kaal j aal j am j ohi na saakai bhaa-ay bhagat bhai t arnaa.
The Messenger of Deat h and his t rap cannot t ouch him; t hrough loving devot ional
worship, he crosses over t he ocean of fear.

pat sayt ee j aavai sahj samaavai saglay dookh mit aavai.
He depart s wit h honor, and merges in int uit ive peace and poise; all his pains depart .

kaho naanak paraanee gurmukh chhoot ai saachay t ay pat paavai. | | 5| | 2| |
Says Nanak, when t he mort al becomes Gurmukh, he is saved and honored by t he
True Lord. | | 5| | 2| |

sireeraag mehlaa 4.
Siree Raag, Fourt h Mehl:

pahilai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa har paa-i-aa udar manj haar.
I n t he first wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, t he Lord places you in t he
womb.

har Dhi-aavai har uchrai vanj aari-aa mit raa har har naam samaar.
You medit at e on t he Lord, and chant t he Lord's Name, O my merchant friend. You
cont emplat e t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har.

har har naam j apay aaraaDhay vich agnee har j ap j eevi-aa.
Chant ing t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har, and medit at ing on it wit hin t he fire of t he
womb, your life is sust ained by dwelling on t he Naam.

baahar j anam bha-i-aa mukh laagaa sarsay pit aa maat t heevi-aa.
You are born and you come out , and your mot her and fat her are delight ed t o see your
face.


j is kee vasat t is chayt ahu paraanee kar hirdai gurmukh beechaar.
Remember t he One, O mort al, t o whom t he child belongs. As Gurmukh, reflect upon
Him wit hin your heart .

kaho naanak paraanee pahilai pahrai har j apee-ai kirpaa Dhaar. | | 1| |
Says Nanak, O mort al, in t he first wat ch of t he night , dwell upon t he Lord, who shall
shower you wit h His Grace. | | 1| |

dooj ai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa man laagaa dooj ai bhaa-ay.
I n t he second wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, t he mind is at t ached t o t he
love of dualit y.

mayraa mayraa kar paalee-ai vanj aari-aa mit raa lay maat pit aa gal laa-ay.
Mot her and fat her hug you close in t heir embrace, claiming, "He is mine, he is mine";
so is t he child brought up, O my merchant friend.

laavai maat pit aa sadaa gal sayt ee man j aanai khat khavaa-ay.
Your mot her and fat her const ant ly hug you close in t heir embrace; in t heir minds, t hey
believe t hat you will provide for t hem and support t hem.

j o dayvai t isai na j aanai moorhaa dit ay no lapt aa-ay.
The fool does not know t he One who gives; inst ead, he clings t o t he gift .

ko-ee gurmukh hovai so karai veechaar har Dhi-aavai man liv laa-ay.
Rare is t he Gurmukh who reflect s upon, medit at es upon, and wit hin his mind, is
lovingly at t ached t o t he Lord.

kaho naanak dooj ai pahrai paraanee t is kaal na kabahoo
N
khaa-ay. | | 2| |
Says Nanak, in t he second wat ch of t he night , O mort al, deat h never devours you.
| | 2| |


t eej ai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa man lagaa aal j anj aal.
I n t he t hird wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, your mind is ent angled in
worldly and household affairs.

Dhan chit vai Dhan sanchvai vanj aari-aa mit raa har naamaa har na samaal.
You t hink of wealt h, and gat her wealt h, O my merchant friend, but you do not
cont emplat e t he Lord or t he Lord's Name.

har naamaa har har kaday na samaalai j e hovai ant sakhaa-ee.
You never dwell upon t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har, who will be your only Helper
and Support in t he end.
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ih Dhan sampai maa-i-aa j hoot hee ant chhod chali-aa pachhut aa-ee.
This wealt h, propert y and Maya are false. I n t he end, you must leave t hese, and
depart in sorrow.

j is no kirpaa karay gur maylay so har har naam samaal.
Those whom t he Lord, in His Mercy, unit es wit h t he Guru, reflect upon t he Name of
t he Lord, Har, Har.

kaho naanak t eej ai pahrai paraanee say j aa-ay milay har naal. | | 3| |
Says Nanak, in t he t hird wat ch of t he night , O mort al, t hey go, and are unit ed wit h t he
Lord. | | 3| |

cha-ut hai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa har chalan vaylaa aadee.
I n t he fourt h wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, t he Lord announces t he t ime
of depart ure.


kar sayvhu pooraa sat guroo vanj aari-aa mit raa sabh chalee rain vihaadee.
Serve t he Perfect True Guru, O my merchant friend; your ent ire life-night is passing
away.

har sayvhu khin khin dhil mool na karihu j it ast hir j ug j ug hovhu.
Serve t he Lord each and every inst ant -do not delay! You shall become et ernal
t hroughout t he ages.

har sayt ee sad maanhu ralee-aa j anam maran dukh khovhu.
Enj oy ecst asy forever wit h t he Lord, and do away wit h t he pains of birt h and deat h.
!
gur sat gur su-aamee bhayd na j aanhu j it mil har bhagat sukhaa
N
dee.
Know t hat t here is no difference bet ween t he Guru, t he True Guru, and your Lord and
Mast er. Meet ing wit h Him, t ake pleasure in t he Lord's devot ional service.

kaho naanak paraanee cha-ut hai pahrai safli-o rain bhagt aa dee. | | 4| | 1| | 3| |
Says Nanak, O mort al, in t he fourt h wat ch of t he night , t he life-night of t he devot ee is
fruit ful. | | 4| | 1| | 3| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5.
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

pahilai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa Dhar paa-it aa udrai maahi.
I n t he first wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, t he Lord placed your soul in t he
womb.

dasee maasee maanas kee-aa vanj aari-aa mit raa kar muhlat karam kamaahi.
I n t he t ent h mont h, you were made int o a human being, O my merchant friend, and
you were given your allot t ed t ime t o perform good deeds.


muhlat kar deenee karam kamaanay j aisaa likhat Dhur paa-i-aa.
You were given t his t ime t o perform good deeds, according t o your pre-ordained
dest iny.

maat pit aa bhaa-ee sut banit aa t in bheet ar parabhoo sanj o-i-aa.
God placed you wit h your mot her, fat her, brot hers, sons and wife.

karam sukaram karaa-ay aapay is j ant ai vas kichh naahi.
God Himself is t he Cause of causes, good and bad-no one has cont rol over t hese
t hings.

kaho naanak paraanee pahilai pahrai Dhar paa-it aa udrai maahi. | | 1| |
Says Nanak, O mort al, in t he first wat ch of t he night , t he soul is placed in t he womb.
| | 1| |

dooj ai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa bhar j u-aanee lahree day-ay.
I n t he second wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, t he fullness of yout h rises in
you like waves.

buraa bhalaa na pachhaan-ee vanj aari-aa mit raa man mat aa ahamay-ay.
You do not dist inguish bet ween good and evil, O my merchant friend-your mind is
int oxicat ed wit h ego.

buraa bhalaa na pachhaanai paraanee aagai pant h karaaraa.
Mort al beings do not dist inguish bet ween good and evil, and t he road ahead is
t reacherous.

pooraa sat gur kabahoo
N
na sayvi-aa sir t haadhay j am j andaaraa.
They never serve t he Perfect True Guru, and t he cruel t yrant Deat h st ands over t heir
heads.


Dharam raa-ay j ab pakras bavray t ab ki-aa j abaab karay-i.
When t he Right eous Judge seizes you and int errogat es you, O madman, what answer
will you give him t hen?

kaho naanak dooj ai pahrai paraanee bhar j oban lahree day-ay. | | 2| |
Says Nanak, in t he second wat ch of t he night , O mort al, t he fullness of yout h t osses
you about like waves in t he st orm. | | 2| |

t eej ai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa bikh sanchai anDh agi-aan.
I n t he t hird wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, t he blind and ignorant person
gat hers poison.

put ir kalt ir mohi lapt i-aa vanj aari-aa mit raa ant ar lahar lobhaan.
He is ent angled in emot ional at t achment t o his wife and sons, O my merchant friend,
and deep wit hin him, t he waves of greed are rising up.

ant ar lahar lobhaan paraanee so parabh chit na aavai.
The waves of greed are rising up wit hin him, and he does not remember God.

saaDhsangat si-o sang na kee-aa baho j onee dukh paavai.
He does not j oin t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy, and he suffers in
t errible pain t hrough count less incarnat ions.

sirj anhaar visaari-aa su-aamee ik nimakh na lago Dhi-aan.
He has forgot t en t he Creat or, his Lord and Mast er, and he does not medit at e on Him,
even for an inst ant .

kaho naanak paraanee t eej ai pahrai bikh sanchay anDh agi-aan. | | 3| |
Says Nanak, in t he t hird wat ch of t he night , t he blind and ignorant person gat hers
poison. | | 3| |


cha-ut hai pahrai rain kai vanj aari-aa mit raa din nayrhai aa-i-aa so-ay.
I n t he fourt h wat ch of t he night , O my merchant friend, t hat day is drawing near.

gurmukh naam samaal t oo
N
vanj aari-aa mit raa t ayraa dargeh baylee ho-ay.
As Gurmukh, remember t he Naam, O my merchant friend. I t shall be your Friend in
t he Court of t he Lord.

gurmukh naam samaal paraanee ant ay ho-ay sakhaa-ee.
As Gurmukh, remember t he Naam, O mort al; in t he end, it shall be your only
companion.
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ih moh maa-i-aa t ayrai sang na chaalai j hoot hee pareet lagaa-ee.
This emot ional at t achment t o Maya shall not go wit h you; it is false t o fall in love wit h
it .

saglee rain gudree anDhi-aaree sayv sat gur chaanan ho-ay.
The ent ire night of your life has passed away in darkness; but by serving t he True
Guru, t he Divine Light shall dawn wit hin.

kaho naanak paraanee cha-ut hai pahrai din nayrhai aa-i-aa so-ay. | | 4| |
Says Nanak, O mort al, in t he fourt h wat ch of t he night , t hat day is drawing near! | | 4| |

likhi-aa aa-i-aa govind kaa vanj aari-aa mit raa ut h chalay kamaanaa saat h.
Receiving t he summons from t he Lord of t he Universe, O my merchant friend, you
must arise and depart wit h t he act ions you have commit t ed.


ik rat ee bilam na dayvnee vanj aari-aa mit raa onee t akrhay paa-ay haat h.
You are not allowed a moment 's delay, O my merchant friend; t he Messenger of
Deat h seizes you wit h firm hands.

likhi-aa aa-i-aa pakarh chalaa-i-aa manmukh sadaa duhaylay.
Receiving t he summons, people are seized and dispat ched. The self-willed manmukhs
are miserable forever.

j inee pooraa sat gur sayvi-aa say dargeh sadaa suhaylay.
But t hose who serve t he Perfect True Guru are forever happy in t he Court of t he Lord.

karam Dhart ee sareer j ug ant ar j o bovai so khaat .
The body is t he field of karma in t his age; what ever you plant , you shall harvest .

kaho naanak bhagat soheh darvaaray manmukh sadaa bhavaat . | | 5| | 1| | 4| |
Says Nanak, t he devot ees look beaut iful in t he Court of t he Lord; t he self-willed
manmukhs wander forever in reincarnat ion. | | 5| | 1| | 4| |

sireeraag mehlaa 4 ghar 2 chhant
Siree Raag, Fourt h Mehl, Second House, Chhant :

ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

munDh i-aanee pay-ee-arhai ki-o kar har darsan pikhai.
How can t he ignorant soul-bride obt ain t he Blessed Vision of t he Lord's Darshan, while
she is in t his world of her fat her's home?


har har apnee kirpaa karay gurmukh saahurrhai kamm sikhai.
When t he Lord Himself grant s His Grace, t he Gurmukh learns t he dut ies of her
Husband's Celest ial Home.

saahurrhai kamm sikhai gurmukh har har sadaa Dhi-aa-ay.
The Gurmukh learns t he dut ies of her Husband's Celest ial Home; she medit at es
forever on t he Lord, Har, Har.

sahee-aa vich firai suhaylee har dargeh baah ludaa-ay.
She walks happily among her companions, and in t he Lord's Court , she swings her
arms j oyfully.

laykhaa Dharam raa-ay kee baakee j ap har har naam kirkhai.
Her account is cleared by t he Right eous Judge of Dharma, when she chant s t he Name
of t he Lord, Har, Har.

munDh i-aanee pay-ee-arhai gurmukh har darsan dikhai. | | 1| |
The ignorant soul-bride becomes Gurmukh, and gains t he Blessed Vision of t he Lord's
Darshan, while she is st ill in her fat her's house. | | 1| |

vee-aahu ho-aa mayray babulaa gurmukhay har paa-i-aa.
My marriage has been performed, O my fat her. As Gurmukh, I have found t he Lord.

agi-aan anDhayraa kat i-aa gur gi-aan parchand balaa-i-aa.
The darkness of ignorance has been dispelled. The Guru has revealed t he blazing light
of spirit ual wisdom.

bali-aa gur gi-aan anDhayraa binsi-aa har rat an padaarat h laaDhaa.
This spirit ual wisdom given by t he Guru shines fort h, and t he darkness has been
dispelled. I have found t he Priceless Jewel of t he Lord.


ha-umai rog ga-i-aa dukh laat haa aap aapai gurmat khaaDhaa.
The sickness of my ego has been dispelled, and my pain is over and done. Through
t he Guru's Teachings, my ident it y has consumed my ident ical ident it y.

akaal moorat var paa-i-aa abhinaasee naa kaday marai na j aa-i-aa.
I have obt ained my Husband Lord, t he Akaal Moorat , t he Undying Form. He is
I mperishable; He shall never die, and He shall never ever leave.

vee-aahu ho-aa mayray baabolaa gurmukhay har paa-i-aa. | | 2| |
My marriage has been performed, O my fat her. As Gurmukh, I have found t he Lord.
| | 2| |

har sat sat ay mayray babulaa har j an mil j anj suhandee.
The Lord is t he Truest of t he True, O my fat her. Meet ing wit h t he humble servant s of
t he Lord, t he marriage procession looks beaut iful.

payvkarhai har j ap suhaylee vich saahurrhai kharee sohandee.
She who chant s t he Lord's Name is happy in t his world of her fat her's home, and in
t he next world of her Husband Lord, she shall be very beaut iful.

saahurrhai vich kharee sohandee j in payvkarhai naam samaali-aa.
I n her Husband Lord's Celest ial Home, she shall be most beaut iful, if she has
remembered t he Naam in t his world.

sabh safli-o j anam t inaa daa gurmukh j inaa man j in paasaa dhaali-aa.
Fruit ful are t he lives of t hose who, as Gurmukh, have conquered t heir minds-t hey
have won t he game of life.


har sant j anaa mil kaaraj sohi-aa var paa-i-aa purakh anandee.
Joining wit h t he humble Saint s of t he Lord, my act ions bring prosperit y, and I have
obt ained t he Lord of Bliss as my Husband.
`
har sat sat mayray baabolaa har j an mil j anj sohandee. | | 3| |
The Lord is t he Truest of t he True, O my fat her. Joining wit h t he humble servant s of
t he Lord, t he marriage part y has been embellished. | | 3| |

har parabh mayray babulaa har dayvhu daan mai daaj o.
O my fat her, give me t he Name of t he Lord God as my wedding gift and dowry.
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har kaprho har sobhaa dayvhu j it savrai mayraa kaaj o.
Give me t he Lord as my wedding gown, and t he Lord as my glory, t o accomplish my
works.

har har bhagt ee kaaj suhaylaa gur sat gur daan divaa-i-aa.
Through devot ional worship t o t he Lord, t his ceremony is made blissful and beaut iful;
t he Guru, t he True Guru, has given t his gift .

khand varbhand har sobhaa ho-ee ih daan na ralai ralaa-i-aa.
Across t he cont inent s, and t hroughout t he Universe, t he Lord's Glory is pervading.
This gift is not diminished by being diffused among all.

hor manmukh daaj j e rakh dikhaaleh so koorh aha
N
kaar kach paaj o.
Any ot her dowry, which t he self-willed manmukhs offer for show, is only false egot ism
and a wort hless display.


har parabh mayray babulaa har dayvhu daan mai daaj o. | | 4| |
O my fat her, please give me t he Name of t he Lord God as my wedding gift and dowry.
| | 4| |

har raam raam mayray baabolaa pir mil Dhan vayl vaDhandee.
The Lord, Raam, Raam, is All-pervading, O my fat her. Meet ing her Husband Lord, t he
soul-bride blossoms fort h like t he flourishing vine.

har j ugah j ugo j ug j ugah j ugo sad peerhee guroo chalandee.
I n age aft er age, t hrough all t he ages, forever and ever, t hose who belong t o t he
Guru's Family shall prosper and increase.

j ug j ug peerhee chalai sat gur kee j inee gurmukh naam Dhi-aa-i-aa.
Age aft er age, t he Family of t he True Guru shall increase. As Gurmukh, t hey medit at e
on t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord.

har purakh na kab hee binsai j aavai nit dayvai charhai savaa-i-aa.
The Almight y Lord never dies or goes away. What ever He gives, keeps on increasing.

naanak sant sant har ayko j ap har har naam sohandee.
O Nanak, t he One Lord is t he Saint of Saint s. Chant ing t he Name of t he Lord, Har,
Har, t he soul-bride is bount iful and beaut iful.

har raam raam mayray babulaa pir mil Dhan vayl vaDhandee. | | 5| | 1| |
The Lord, Raam, Raam, is All-pervading, O my fat her. Meet ing her Husband Lord, t he
soul-bride blossoms fort h like t he flourishing vine. | | 5| | 1| |

sireeraag mehlaa 5 chhant
Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl, Chhant :


ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

man pi-aari-aa j ee-o mit raa gobind naam samaalay.
O dear beloved mind, my friend, reflect upon t he Name of t he Lord of t he Universe.

man pi-aari-aa j ee mit raa har nibhai t ayrai naalay.
O dear beloved mind, my friend, t he Lord shall always be wit h you.

sang sahaa-ee har naam Dhi-aa-ee birt haa ko-ay na j aa-ay.
The Name of t he Lord shall be wit h you as your Helper and Support . Medit at e on Him-
no one who does so shall ever ret urn empt y-handed.

man chinday say-ee fal paavahi charan kamal chit laa-ay.
You shall obt ain t he fruit s of your mind's desires, by focusing your consciousness on
t he Lord's Lot us Feet .

j al t hal poor rahi-aa banvaaree ghat ghat nadar nihaalay.
He is t ot ally pervading t he wat er and t he land; He is t he Lord of t he World-forest .
Behold Him in exalt at ion in each and every heart .

naanak sikh day-ay man pareet am saaDhsang bharam j aalay. | | 1| |
Nanak gives t his advice: O beloved mind, in t he Company of t he Holy, burn away your
doubt s. | | 1| |

man pi-aari-aa j ee mit raa har bin j hoot h pasaaray.
O dear beloved mind, my friend, wit hout t he Lord, all out ward show is false.


man pi-aari-aa j ee-o mit raa bikh saagar sansaaray.
O dear beloved mind, my friend, t he world is an ocean of poison.

charan kamal kar bohit h kart ay sahsaa dookh na bi-aapai.
Let t he Lord's Lot us Feet be your Boat , so t hat pain and skept icism shall not t ouch
you.

gur pooraa bhayt ai vadbhaagee aat h pahar parabh j aapai.
Meet ing wit h t he Perfect Guru, by great good fort une, medit at e on God t went y-four
hours a day.

aad j ugaadee sayvak su-aamee bhagt aa naam aDhaaray.
From t he very beginning, and t hroughout t he ages, He is t he Lord and Mast er of His
servant s. His Name is t he Support of His devot ees.

naanak sikh day-ay man pareet am bin har j hoot h pasaaray. | | 2| |
Nanak gives t his advice: O beloved mind, wit hout t he Lord, all out ward show is false.
| | 2| |

man pi-aari-aa j ee-o mit raa har laday khayp savlee.
O dear beloved mind, my friend, load t he profit able cargo of t he Lord's Name.

man pi-aari-aa j ee-o mit raa har dar nihchal malee.
O dear beloved mind, my friend, ent er t hrough t he et ernal Door of t he Lord.

har dar sayvay alakh abhayvay nihchal aasan paa-i-aa.
One who serves at t he Door of t he I mpercept ible and Unfat homable Lord, obt ains t his
et ernal posit ion.


t ah j anam na maran na aavan j aanaa sansaa dookh mit aa-i-aa.
There is no birt h or deat h t here, no coming or going; anguish and anxiet y are ended.

chit ar gupat kaa kaagad faari-aa j amdoot aa kachhoo na chalee.
The account s of Chit r and Gupt , t he recording scribes of t he conscious and t he
subconscious are t orn up, and t he Messenger of Deat h cannot do anyt hing.

naanak sikh day-ay man pareet am har laday khayp savlee. | | 3| |
Nanak gives t his advice: O beloved mind, load t he profit able cargo of t he Lord's Name.
| | 3| |

man pi-aari-aa j ee-o mit raa kar sant aa sang nivaaso.
O dear beloved mind, my friend, abide in t he Societ y of t he Saint s.

man pi-aari-aa j ee-o mit raa har naam j apat pargaaso.
O dear beloved mind, my friend, chant ing t he Lord's Name, t he Divine Light shines
wit hin.

simar su-aamee sukhah gaamee ichh saglee punnee-aa.
Remember your Lord and Mast er, who is easily obt ained, and all desires shall be
fulfilled.
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purbay kamaa-ay sareerang paa-ay har milay chiree vichhunni-aa.
By my past act ions, I have found t he Lord, t he Great est Lover. Separat ed from Him
for so long, I am unit ed wit h Him again.


ant ar baahar sarbat ravi-aa man upj i-aa bisu-aaso.
I nside and out , He is pervading everywhere. Fait h in Him has welled up wit hin my
mind.

naanak sikh day-ay man pareet am kar sant aa sang nivaaso. | | 4| |
Nanak gives t his advice: O beloved mind, let t he Societ y of t he Saint s be your
dwelling. | | 4| |

man pi-aari-aa j ee-o mit raa har paraym bhagat man leenaa.
O dear beloved mind, my friend, let your mind remain absorbed in loving devot ion t o
t he Lord.

man pi-aari-aa j ee-o mit raa har j al mil j eevay meenaa.
O dear beloved mind, my friend, t he fish of t he mind lives only when it is immersed in
t he Wat er of t he Lord.

har pee aaghaanay amrit baanay sarab sukhaa man vut hay.
Drinking in t he Lord's Ambrosial Bani, t he mind is sat isfied, and all pleasures come t o
abide wit hin.

sareeDhar paa-ay mangal gaa-ay ichh punnee sat gur t ut hay.
At t aining t he Lord of Excellence, I sing t he Songs of Joy. The True Guru, becoming
merciful, has fulfilled my desires.

larh leenay laa-ay na-o niDh paa-ay naa-o sarbas t haakur deenaa.
He has at t ached me t o t he hem of His robe, and I have obt ained t he nine t reasures.
My Lord and Mast er has best owed His Name, which is everyt hing t o me.


naanak sikh sant samj haa-ee har paraym bhagat man leenaa. | | 5| | 1| | 2| |
Nanak inst ruct s t he Saint s t o t each, t hat t he mind is imbued wit h loving devot ion t o
t he Lord. | | 5| | 1| | 2| |

sireeraag kay chhant mehlaa 5
Chhant s Of Siree Raag, Fift h Mehl:

ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

dakh-naa.
Dakhanaa:

hat h maj haahoo maa piree pasay ki-o deedaar.
My Beloved Husband Lord is deep wit hin my heart . How can I see Him?

sant sarnaa-ee labh-nay naanak paraan aDhaar. | | 1| |
I n t he Sanct uary of t he Saint s, O Nanak, t he Support of t he breat h of life is found.
| | 1| |

chhant .
Chhant :

charan kamal si-o pareet reet sant an man aav-ay j ee-o.
To love t he Lot us Feet of t he Lord-t his way of life has come int o t he minds of His
Saint s.

dut ee-aa bhaa-o bipreet aneet daasaa nah bhaav-ay j ee-o.
The love of dualit y, t his evil pract ice, t his bad habit , is not liked by t he Lord's slaves.


daasaa nah bhaav-ay bin darsaav-ay ik khin Dheeraj ki-o karai.
I t is not pleasing t o t he Lord's slaves; wit hout t he Blessed Vision of t he Lord's
Darshan, how can t hey find peace, even for a moment ?

naam bihoonaa t an man heenaa j al bin machhulee j i-o marai.
Wit hout t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, t he body and mind are empt y; like fish out
of wat er, t hey die.

mil mayray pi-aaray paraan aDhaaray gun saaDhsang mil gaav-ay.
Please meet wit h me, O my Beloved-You are t he Support of my breat h of life. Joining
t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy, I sing Your Glorious Praises.

naanak kay su-aamee Dhaar anoograhu man t an ank samaav-ay. | | 1| |
O Lord and Mast er of Nanak, please grant Your Grace, and permeat e my body, mind
and being. | | 1| |

dakh-naa.
Dakhanaa:

sohandarho habh t haa-ay ko-ay na disai dooj rho.
He is Beaut iful in all places; I do not see any ot her at all.

khul
H
rhay kapaat naanak sat gur bhayt t ay. | | 1| |
Meet ing wit h t he True Guru, O Nanak, t he doors are opened wide. | | 1| |

chhant .
Chhant :


t ayray bachan anoop apaar sant an aaDhaar banee beechaaree-ai j ee-o.
Your Word is I ncomparable and I nfinit e. I cont emplat e t he Word of Your Bani, t he
Support of t he Saint s.

simrat saas giraas pooran bisu-aas ki-o manhu bisaaree-ai j ee-o.
I remember Him in medit at ion wit h every breat h and morsel of food, wit h perfect
fait h. How could I forget Him from my mind?

ki-o manhu baysaaree-ai nimakh nahee t aaree-ai gunvant paraan hamaaray.
How could I forget Him from my mind, even for an inst ant ? He is t he Most Wort hy; He
is my very life!
!
man baa
N
chhat fal dayt hai su-aamee j ee-a kee birt haa saaray.
My Lord and Mast er is t he Giver of t he fruit s of t he mind's desires. He knows all t he
useless vanit ies and pains of t he soul.

anaat h kay naat hay sarab kai saat hay j ap j oo-ai j anam na haaree-ai.
Medit at ing on t he Pat ron of lost souls, t he Companion of all, your life shall not be lost
in t he gamble.

naanak kee baynant ee parabh peh kirpaa kar bhavj al t aaree-ai. | | 2| |
Nanak offers t his prayer t o God: Please shower me wit h Your Mercy, and carry me
across t he t errifying world-ocean. | | 2| |

dakh-naa.
Dakhanaa:

Dhoorhee maj an saaDh khay saa-ee t hee-ay kirpaal.
People bat he in t he dust of t he feet of t he Saint s, when t he Lord becomes merciful.


laDhay habhay t hokrhay naanak har Dhan maal. | | 1| |
I have obt ained all t hings, O Nanak; t he Lord is my Wealt h and Propert y. | | 1| |

chhant .
Chhant :

sundar su-aamee Dhaam bhagt ah bisraam aasaa lag j eevt ay j ee-o.
My Lord and Mast er's Home is beaut iful. I t is t he rest ing place of His devot ees, who
live in hopes of at t aining it .

man t anay galt aan simrat parabh naam har amrit peevt ay j ee-o.
Their minds and bodies are absorbed in medit at ion on t he Name of God; t hey drink in
t he Lord's Ambrosial Nect ar.
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amrit har peevt ay sadaa t hir t heevt ay bikhai ban feekaa j aani-aa.
They drink in t he Lord's Ambrosial Nect ar, and become et ernally st able. They know
t hat t he wat er of corrupt ion is insipid and t ast eless.

bha-ay kirpaal gopaal parabh mayray saaDhsangat niDh maani-aa.
When my God, t he Lord of t he Universe became merciful, I came t o look upon t he
Saadh Sangat as t he t reasure.

sarbaso sookh aanand ghan pi-aaray har rat an man ant ar seevt ay.
All pleasures and supreme ecst asy, O my Beloved, come t o t hose who sew t he Jewel
of t he Lord int o t heir minds.


ik t il nahee visrai paraan aaDhaaraa j ap j ap naanak j eevt ay. | | 3| |
They do not forget , even for an inst ant , t he Support of t he breat h of life. They live by
const ant ly medit at ing on Him, O Nanak. | | 3| |

dakh-naa.
Dakhanaa:

j o t a-o keenay aapnay t inaa koo
N
mili-ohi.
O Lord, You meet and merge wit h t hose whom you have made Your Own.

aapay hee aap mohi-ohu j as naanak aap suni-ohi. | | 1| |
You Yourself are ent ranced, O Nanak, hearing Your Own Praises. | | 1| |

chhant .
Chhant :

paraym t hag-uree paa-ay reej haa-ay gobind man mohi-aa j ee-o.
Administ ering t he int oxicat ing drug of love, I have won over t he Lord of t he Universe;
I have fascinat ed His Mind.

sant an kai parsaad agaaDh kant hay lag sohi-aa j ee-o.
By t he Grace of t he Saint s, I am held in t he loving embrace of t he Unfat homable Lord,
and I am ent ranced.

har kant h lag sohi-aa dokh sabh j ohi-aa bhagat lakh-yan kar vas bha-ay.
Held in t he Lord's loving embrace, I look beaut iful, and all my pains have been
dispelled. By t he loving worship of His devot ees, t he Lord has come under t heir power.


man sarab sukh vut hay govid t ut hay j anam marnaa sabh mit ga-ay.
All pleasures have come t o dwell in t he mind; t he Lord of t he Universe is pleased and
appeased. Birt h and deat h have been t ot ally eliminat ed.

sakhee manglo gaa-i-aa ichh puj aa-i-aa bahurh na maa-i-aa hohi-aa.
O my companions, sing t he Songs of Joy. My desires have been fulfilled, and I shall
never again be t rapped or shaken by Maya.

kar geh leenay naanak parabh pi-aaray sansaar saagar nahee pohi-aa. | | 4| |
Taking hold of my hand, O Nanak, my Beloved God will not let me be swallowed up by
t he world-ocean. | | 4| |

dakh-naa.
Dakhanaa:

saa-ee naam amol keem na ko-ee j aando.
The Mast er's Name is Priceless; no one knows it s value.

j inaa bhaag mat haahi say naanak har rang maando. | | 1| |
Those who have good dest iny recorded upon t heir foreheads, O Nanak, enj oy t he
Love of t he Lord. | | 1| |

chhant .
Chhant :
`
kaht ay pavit ar sunt ay sabh Dhan likh-t ee
N
kul t aari-aa j ee-o.
Those who chant are sanct ified. All t hose who list en are blessed, and t hose who writ e
save t heir ancest ors.


j in ka-o saaDhoo sang naam har rang t inee barahm beechaari-aa j ee-o.
Those who j oin t he Saadh Sangat are imbued wit h t he Lord's Love; t hey reflect and
medit at e on God.

barahm beechaari-aa j anam savaari-aa pooran kirpaa parabh karee.
Cont emplat ing God, t heir lives are reformed and redeemed; God has showered His
Perfect Mercy upon t hem.

kar geh leenay har j aso deenay j on naa Dhaavai nah maree.
Taking t hem by t he hand, t he Lord has blessed t hem wit h His Praises. They no longer
have t o wander in reincarnat ion, and t hey never have t o die.

sat gur da-i-aal kirpaal bhayt at haray kaam kroDh lobh maari-aa.
Through t he Kind and Compassionat e True Guru, I have met t he Lord; I have
conquered sexual desire, anger and greed.

kat han na j aa-ay akat h su-aamee sadkai j aa-ay naanak vaari-aa. | | 5| | 1| | 3| |
Our I ndescribable Lord and Mast er cannot be described. Nanak is devot ed, forever a
sacrifice t o Him. | | 5| | 1| | 3| |

sireeraag mehlaa 4 vanj aaraa
Siree Raag, Fourt h Mehl, Vanaj aaraa ~ The Merchant :

ik-o
N
kaar sat naam gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. Trut h I s The Name. By Guru's Grace:

har har ut am naam hai j in siri-aa sabh ko-ay j ee-o.
The Name of t he Lord, Har, Har, is Excellent and Sublime. He creat ed everyone.


har j ee-a sabhay part ipaaldaa ghat ghat rama-ee-aa so-ay.
The Lord cherishes all beings. He permeat es each and every heart .

so har sadaa Dhi-aa-ee-ai t is bin avar na ko-ay.
Medit at e forever on t hat Lord. Wit hout Him, t here is no ot her at all.

j o mohi maa-i-aa chit laa-iday say chhod chalay dukh ro-ay.
Those who focus t heir consciousness on emot ional at t achment t o Maya must leave;
t hey depart crying out in despair.

j an naanak naam Dhi-aa-i-aa har ant sakhaa-ee ho-ay. | | 1| |
Servant Nanak medit at es on t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, his only Companion in
t he end. | | 1| |

mai har bin avar na ko-ay.
I have none ot her t han You, O Lord.

har gur sarnaa-ee paa-ee-ai vanj aari-aa mit raa vadbhaag paraapat ho-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-
o.
I n t he Guru's Sanct uary, t he Lord is found, O my merchant friend; by great good
fort une, He is obt ained. | | 1| | Pause| |
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sant j anaa vin bhaa-ee-aa har kinai na paa-i-aa naa-o.
Wit hout t he humble Saint s, O Siblings of Dest iny, no one has obt ained t he Lord's
Name.

vich ha-umai karam kamaavday j i-o vaysu-aa put ninaa-o.
Those who do t heir deeds in ego are like t he prost it ut e's son, who has no name.


pit aa j aat t aa ho-ee-ai gur t ut haa karay pasaa-o.
The fat her's st at us is obt ained only if t he Guru is pleased and best ows His Favor.

vadbhaagee gur paa-i-aa har ahinis lagaa bhaa-o.
By great good fort une, t he Guru is found; embrace love for t he Lord, day and night .

j an naanak barahm pachhaani-aa har keerat karam kamaa-o. | | 2| |
Servant Nanak has realized God; he sings t he Lord's Praises t hrough t he act ions he
does. | | 2| |

man har har lagaa chaa-o.
I n my mind t here is such a deep yearning for t he Lord, Har, Har.

gur poorai naam drirh-aa-i-aa har mili-aa har parabh naa-o. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The Perfect Guru has implant ed t he Naam wit hin me; I have found t he Lord t hrough
t he Lord God's Name. | | 1| | Pause| |

j ab lag j oban saas hai t ab lag naam Dhi-aa-ay.
As long as t here is yout h and healt h, medit at e on t he Naam.

chaldi-aa naal har chalsee har ant ay la-ay chhadaa-ay.
Along t he way, t he Lord shall go along wit h you, and in t he end, He shall save you.

ha-o balihaaree t in ka-o j in har man vut haa aa-ay.
I am a sacrifice t o t hose, wit hin whose minds t he Lord has come t o dwell.

j inee har har naam na chayt i-o say ant ga-ay pachhut aa-ay.
Those who have not remembered t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har, shall leave wit h
regret in t he end.


Dhur mast ak har parabh likhi-aa j an naanak naam Dhi-aa-ay. | | 3| |
Those who have such pre-ordained dest iny writ t en upon t heir foreheads, O servant
Nanak, medit at e on t he Naam. | | 3| |

man har har pareet lagaa-ay.
O my mind, embrace love for t he Lord, Har, Har.

vadbhaagee gur paa-i-aa gur sabdee paar laghaa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
By great good fort une, t he Guru is found; t hrough t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, we
are carried across t o t he ot her side. | | 1| | Pause| |

har aapay aap upaa-idaa har aapay dayvai lay-ay.
The Lord Himself creat es, He Himself gives and t akes away.

har aapay bharam bhulaa-idaa har aapay hee mat day-ay.
The Lord Himself leads us ast ray in doubt ; t he Lord Himself impart s underst anding.

gurmukhaa man pargaas hai say virlay kay-ee kay-ay.
The minds of t he Gurmukhs are illuminat ed and enlight ened; t hey are so very rare.

ha-o balihaaree t in ka-o j in har paa-i-aa gurmat ay.
I am a sacrifice t o t hose who find t he Lord, t hrough t he Guru's Teachings.

j an naanak kamal pargaasi-aa man har har vut h-rhaa hay. | | 4| |
Servant Nanak's heart -lot us has blossomed fort h, and t he Lord, Har, Har, has come t o
dwell in t he mind. | | 4| |

man har har j apan karay.
O mind, chant t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har.


har gur sarnaa-ee bhaj pa-o j indoo sabh kilvikh dukh parharay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Hurry t o t he Sanct uary of t he Lord, t he Guru, O my soul; all your sins shall be t aken
away. | | 1| | Pause| |

ghat ghat rama-ee-aa man vasai ki-o paa-ee-ai kit bhat .
The All-pervading Lord dwells wit hin each and every person's heart -how can He be
obt ained?

gur pooraa sat gur bhayt ee-ai har aa-ay vasai man chit .
By meet ing t he Perfect Guru, t he True Guru, t he Lord comes t o dwell wit hin t he
conscious mind.

mai Dhar naam aDhaar hai har naamai t ay gat mat .
The Naam is my Support and Sust enance. From t he Lord's Name, I obt ain salvat ion
and underst anding.

mai har har naam visaahu hai har naamay hee j at pat .
My fait h is in t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har. The Lord's Name is my st at us and
honor.

j an naanak naam Dhi-aa-i-aa rang rat -rhaa har rang rat . | | 5| |
Servant Nanak medit at es on t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord; He is dyed in t he deep
crimson color of t he Lord's Love. | | 5| |

har Dhi-aavahu har parabh sat .
Medit at e on t he Lord, t he True Lord God.

gur bachnee har parabh j aani-aa sabh har parabh t ay ut pat . | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Through t he Guru's Word, you shall come t o know t he Lord God. From t he Lord God,
everyt hing was creat ed. | | 1| | Pause| |


j in ka-o poorab likhi-aa say aa-ay milay gur paas.
Those who have such pre-ordained dest iny, come t o t he Guru and meet Him.

sayvak bhaa-ay vanj aari-aa mit raa gur har har naam pargaas.
They love t o serve, O my merchant friend, and t hrough t he Guru, t hey are illuminat ed
by t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har.

Dhan Dhan vanaj vapaaree-aa j in vakhar ladi-arhaa har raas.
Blessed, blessed is t he t rade of t hose t raders who have loaded t he merchandise of t he
Wealt h of t he Lord.

gurmukhaa dar mukh uj lay say aa-ay milay har paas.
The faces of t he Gurmukhs are radiant in t he Court of t he Lord; t hey come t o t he Lord
and merge wit h Him.

j an naanak gur t in paa-i-aa j inaa aap t ut haa gunt aas. | | 6| |
O servant Nanak, t hey alone find t he Guru, wit h whom t he Lord, t he Treasure of
Excellence, is pleased. | | 6| |

har Dhi-aavahu saas giraas.
Medit at e on t he Lord, wit h every breat h and morsel of food.

man pareet lagee t inaa gurmukhaa har naam j inaa rahraas. | | 1| | rahaa-o. | | 1| |
The Gurmukhs embrace t he Love of t he Lord in t heir minds; t hey are cont inually
occupied wit h t he Lord's Name. | | 1| | Pause| | 1| |
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ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:


sireeraag kee vaar mehlaa 4 salokaa naal.
Vaar Of Siree Raag, Fourt h Mehl, Wit h Shaloks:

salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:

raagaa vich sareeraag hai j ay sach Dharay pi-aar.
Among t he ragas, Siree Raag is t he best , if it inspires you t o enshrine love for t he True
Lord.

sadaa har sach man vasai nihchal mat apaar.
The True Lord comes t o abide forever in t he mind, and your underst anding becomes
st eady and unequalled.

rat an amolak paa-i-aa gur kaa sabad beechaar.
The priceless j ewel is obt ained, by cont emplat ing t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad.

j ihvaa sachee man sachaa sachaa sareer akaar.
The t ongue becomes t rue, t he mind becomes t rue, and t he body becomes t rue as
well.

naanak sachai sat gur sayvi-ai sadaa sach vaapaar. | | 1| |
O Nanak, forever t rue are t he dealings of t hose who serve t he True Guru. | | 1| |

mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

hor birhaa sabh Dhaat hai j ab lag saahib pareet na ho-ay.
All ot her loves are t ransit ory, as long as people do not love t heir Lord and Mast er.


ih man maa-i-aa mohi-aa vaykhan sunan na ho-ay.
This mind is ent iced by Maya-it cannot see or hear.

sah daykhay bin pareet na oopj ai anDhaa ki-aa karay-i.
Wit hout seeing her Husband Lord, love does not well up; what can t he blind person
do?

naanak j in akhee leet ee-aa so-ee sachaa day-ay. | | 2| |
O Nanak, t he True One who t akes away t he eyes of spirit ual wisdom-He alone can
rest ore t hem. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

har iko kart aa ik iko deebaan har.
The Lord alone is t he One Creat or; t here is only t he One Court of t he Lord.

har iksai daa hai amar iko har chit Dhar.
The One Lord's Command is t he One and Only-enshrine t he One Lord in your
consciousness.

har t is bin ko-ee naahi dar bharam bha-o door kar.
Wit hout t hat Lord, t here is no ot her at all. Remove your fear, doubt and dread.

har t isai no saalaahi j e t uDh rakhai baahar ghar.
Praise t hat Lord who prot ect s you, inside your home, and out side as well.


har j is no ho-ay da-i-aal so har j ap bha-o bikham t ar. | | 1| |
When t hat Lord becomes merciful, and one comes t o chant t he Lord's Name, one
swims across t he ocean of fear. | | 1| |

salok mehlaa 1.
Shalok, First Mehl:

daat ee saahib sandee-aa ki-aa chalai t is naal.
The gift s belong t o our Lord and Mast er; how can we compet e wit h Him?

ik j aaganday naa lahann iknaa sut i-aa day-ay ut haal. | | 1| |
Some remain awake and aware, and do not receive t hese gift s, while ot hers are
awakened from t heir sleep t o be blessed. | | 1| |

mehlaa 1.
First Mehl:
!
sidak sabooree saadikaa sabar t osaa malaa-ikaa
N
.
Fait h, cont ent ment and t olerance are t he food and provisions of t he angels.

deedaar pooray paa-isaa t haa-o naahee khaa-ikaa. | | 2| |
They obt ain t he Perfect Vision of t he Lord, while t hose who gossip find no place of
rest . | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

sabh aapay t uDh upaa-ay kai aap kaarai laa-ee.
You Yourself creat ed all; You Yourself delegat e t he t asks.


t oo
N
aapay vaykh vigsadaa aapnee vadi-aa-ee.
You Yourself are pleased, beholding Your Own Glorious Great ness.

har t uDhhu baahar kichh naahee t oo
N
sachaa saa-ee.
O Lord, t here is not hing at all beyond You. You are t he True Lord.

t oo
N
aapay aap varat daa sabhnee hee t haa-ee.
You Yourself are cont ained in all places.

har t isai Dhi-aavahu sant j anhu j o la-ay chhadaa-ee. | | 2| |
Medit at e on t hat Lord, O Saint s; He shall rescue and save you. | | 2| |

salok mehlaa 1.
Shalok, First Mehl:

fakarh j aat ee fakarh naa-o.
Pride in social st at us is empt y; pride in personal glory is useless.

sabhnaa j ee-aa ikaa chhaa-o.
The One Lord gives shade t o all beings.

aaphu j ay ko bhalaa kahaa-ay.
You may call yourself good;

naanak t aa par j aapai j aa pat laykhai paa-ay. | | 1| |
O Nanak, t his will only be known when your honor is approved in God's Account . | | 1| |


mehlaa 2.
Second Mehl:

j is pi-aaray si-o nayhu t is aagai mar chalee-ai.
Die before t he one whom you love;

Dharig j eevan sansaar t aa kai paachhai j eevnaa. | | 2| |
t o live aft er he dies is t o live a wort hless life in t his world. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

t uDh aapay Dhart ee saaj ee-ai chand sooraj du-ay deevay.
You Yourself creat ed t he eart h, and t he t wo lamps of t he sun and t he moon.

das chaar hat t uDh saaj i-aa vaapaar kareevay.
You creat ed t he fourt een world-shops, in which Your Business is t ransact ed.

iknaa no har laabh day-ay j o gurmukh t heevay.
The Lord best ows His Profit s on t hose who become Gurmukh.

t in j amkaal na vi-aapa-ee j in sach amrit peevay.
The Messenger of Deat h does not t ouch t hose who drink in t he True Ambrosial Nect ar.

o-ay aap chhut ay parvaar si-o t in pichhai sabh j agat chhut eevay. | | 3| |
They t hemselves are saved, along wit h t heir family, and all t hose who follow t hem are
saved as well. | | 3| |


salok mehlaa 1.
Shalok, First Mehl:

kudrat kar kai vasi-aa so-ay.
He creat ed t he Creat ive Power of t he Universe, wit hin which He dwells.
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vakhat veechaaray so bandaa ho-ay.
One who reflect s upon his allot t ed span of life, becomes t he slave of God.

kudrat hai keemat nahee paa-ay.
The value of t he Creat ive Power of t he Universe cannot be known.

j aa keemat paa-ay t a kahee na j aa-ay.
Even if it s value were known, it could not be described.

sarai saree-at karahi beechaar.
Some t hink about religious rit uals and regulat ions,

bin booj hay kaisay paavahi paar.
but wit hout underst anding, how can t hey cross over t o t he ot her side?

sidak kar sij daa man kar makhsood.
Let sincere fait h be your bowing in prayer, and let t he conquest of your mind be your
obj ect ive in life.


j ih Dhir daykhaa t ih Dhir ma-uj ood. | | 1| |
Wherever I look, t here I see God's Presence. | | 1| |

mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

gur sabhaa ayv na paa-ee-ai naa nayrhai naa door.
The Societ y of t he Guru is not obt ained like t his, by t rying t o be near or far away.
!
naanak sat gur t aa
N
milai j aa man rahai hadoor. | | 2| |
O Nanak, you shall meet t he True Guru, if your mind remains in His Presence. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

sapat deep sapat saagraa nav khand chaar vayd das asat puraanaa.
The seven islands, seven seas, nine cont inent s, four Vedas and eight een Puraanas

har sabhnaa vich t oo
N
varat daa har sabhnaa bhaanaa.
-O Lord, You pervade and permeat e all. Lord, everyone loves You.

sabh t uj hai Dhi-aavahi j ee-a j ant har saarag paanaa.
All beings and creat ures medit at e on You, Lord. You hold t he eart h in Your Hands.

j o gurmukh har aaraaDhaday t in ha-o kurbaanaa.
I am a sacrifice t o t hose Gurmukhs who worship and adore t he Lord.


t oo
N
aapay aap varat daa kar choj vidaanaa. | | 4| |
You Yourself are All-pervading; You st age t his wondrous drama! | | 4| |

salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:

kala-o masaaj nee ki-aa sadaa-ee-ai hirdai hee likh layho.
Why ask for a pen, and why ask for ink? Writ e wit hin your heart .

sadaa saahib kai rang rahai kabahoo
N
na t oot as nayhu.
Remain immersed forever in t he Love of your Lord and Mast er, and your love for Him
shall never break.

kala-o masaaj nee j aa-isee likhi-aa bhee naalay j aa-ay.
Pen and ink shall pass away, along wit h what has been writ t en.

naanak sah pareet na j aa-isee j o Dhur chhodee sachai paa-ay. | | 1| |
O Nanak, t he Love of your Husband Lord shall never perish. The True Lord has
best owed it , as it was pre-ordained. | | 1| |

mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

nadree aavdaa naal na chal-ee vaykhhu ko vi-upaa-ay.
That which is seen, shall not go along wit h you. What does it t ake t o make you see
t his?


sat gur sach drirh-aa-i-aa sach rahhu liv laa-ay.
The True Guru has implant ed t he True Name wit hin; remain lovingly absorbed in t he
True One.

naanak sabdee sach hai karmee palai paa-ay. | | 2| |
O Nanak, t he Word of His Shabad is True. By His Grace, it is obt ained. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

har andar baahar ik t oo
N
t oo
N
j aaneh bhayt .
O Lord, You are inside and out side as well. You are t he Knower of secret s.

j o keechai so har j aandaa mayray man har chayt .
What ever anyone does, t he Lord knows. O my mind, t hink of t he Lord.

so darai j e paap kamaavdaa Dharmee vigsayt .
The one who commit s sins lives in fear, while t he one who lives right eously rej oices.

t oo
N
sachaa aap ni-aa-o sach t aa daree-ai kayt .
O Lord, You Yourself are True, and True is Your Just ice. Why should anyone be afraid?

j inaa naanak sach pachhaani-aa say sach ralayt . | | 5| |
O Nanak, t hose who recognize t he True Lord are blended wit h t he True One. | | 5| |

salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:


kalam j ala-o san masvaanee-ai kaagad bhee j al j aa-o.
Burn t he pen, and burn t he ink; burn t he paper as well.

likhan vaalaa j al bala-o j in likhi-aa dooj aa bhaa-o.
Burn t he writ er who writ es in t he love of dualit y.

naanak poorab likhi-aa kamaavanaa avar na karnaa j aa-ay. | | 1| |
O Nanak, people do what is pre-ordained; t hey cannot do anyt hing else. | | 1| |

mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

hor koorh parh-naa koorh bolnaa maa-i-aa naal pi-aar.
False is ot her reading, and false is ot her speaking, in t he love of Maya.

naanak vin naavai ko t hir nahee parh parh ho-ay khu-aar. | | 2| |
O Nanak, wit hout t he Name, not hing is permanent ; t hose who read and read are
ruined. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

har kee vadi-aa-ee vadee hai har keert an har kaa.
Great is t he Great ness of t he Lord, and t he Kirt an of t he Lord's Praises.

har kee vadi-aa-ee vadee hai j aa ni-aa-o hai Dharam kaa.
Great is t he Great ness of t he Lord; His Just ice is t ot ally Right eous.


har kee vadi-aa-ee vadee hai j aa fal hai j ee-a kaa.
Great is t he Great ness of t he Lord; people receive t he fruit s of t he soul.

har kee vadi-aa-ee vadee hai j aa na sun-ee kahi-aa chugal kaa.
Great is t he Great ness of t he Lord; He does not hear t he words of t he back-bit ers.

har kee vadi-aa-ee vadee hai apuchhi-aa daan dayvkaa. | | 6| |
Great is t he Great ness of t he Lord; He gives His Gift s wit hout being asked. | | 6| |

salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:

ha-o ha-o kart ee sabh mu-ee sampa-o kisai na naal.
Those who act in ego shall all die. Their worldly possessions shall not go along wit h
t hem.

dooj ai bhaa-ay dukh paa-i-aa sabh j ohee j amkaal.
Because of t heir love of dualit y, t hey suffer in pain. The Messenger of Deat h is
wat ching all.
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naanak gurmukh ubray saachaa naam samaal. | | 1| |
O Nanak, t he Gurmukhs are saved, by cont emplat ing t he True Name. | | 1| |

mehlaa 1.
First Mehl:

`
galee
N
asee changee-aa aachaaree buree-aah.
We are good at t alking, but our act ions are bad.

manhu kusuDhaa kaalee-aa baahar chit vee-aah.
Ment ally, we are impure and black, but out wardly, we appear whit e.

reesaa karih t inaarhee-aa j o sayveh dar kharhee-aah.
We imit at e t hose who st and and serve at t he Lord's Door.

naal khasmai rat ee-aa maaneh sukh ralee-aah.
They are at t uned t o t he Love of t heir Husband Lord, and t hey experience t he pleasure
of His Love.

hodai t aan nit aanee-aa raheh nimaannee-aah.
They remain powerless, even while t hey have power; t hey remain humble and meek.

naanak j anam sakaart haa j ay t in kai sang milaah. | | 2| |
O Nanak, our lives become profit able if we associat e wit h t hem. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

t oo
N
aapay j al meenaa hai aapay aapay hee aap j aal.
You Yourself are t he wat er, You Yourself are t he fish, and You Yourself are t he net .

t oo
N
aapay j aal vat aa-idaa aapay vich saybaal.
You Yourself cast t he net , and You Yourself are t he bait .


t oo
N
aapay kamal alipat hai sai hat haa vich gulaal.
You Yourself are t he lot us, unaffect ed and st ill bright ly-colored in hundreds of feet of
wat er.

t oo
N
aapay mukat karaa-idaa ik nimakh gharhee kar khi-aal.
You Yourself liberat e t hose who t hink of You for even an inst ant .

har t uDhhu baahar kichh nahee gur sabdee vaykh nihaal. | | 7| |
O Lord, not hing is beyond You. I am delight ed t o behold You, t hrough t he Word of t he
Guru's Shabad. | | 7| |

salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:

hukam na j aanai bahut aa rovai.
One who does not know t he Hukam of t he Lord's Command cries out in t errible pain.

andar Dhokhaa need na sovai.
She is filled wit h decept ion, and she cannot sleep in peace.

j ay Dhan khasmai chalai raj aa-ee. dar ghar sobhaa mahal bulaa-ee.
But if t he soul-bride follows t he Will of her Lord and Mast er, she shall be honored in
her own home, and called t o t he Mansion of His Presence.

naanak karmee ih mat paa-ee.
O Nanak, by His Mercy, t his underst anding is obt ained.

gur parsaadee sach samaa-ee. | | 1| |
By Guru's Grace, she is absorbed int o t he True One. | | 1| |


mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

manmukh naam vihooni-aa rang kasumbhaa daykh na bhul.
O self-willed manmukh, devoid of t he Naam, do not be misled upon beholding t he
color of t he safflower.

is kaa rang din t horhi-aa chhochhaa is daa mul.
I t s color last s for only a few days-it is wort hless!

dooj ai lagay pach mu-ay moorakh anDh gavaar.
At t ached t o dualit y, t he foolish, blind and st upid people wast e away and die.

bist aa andar keet say pa-i pacheh vaaro vaar.
Like worms, t hey live in manure, and in it , t hey die over and over again.

naanak naam rat ay say rangulay gur kai sahj subhaa-ay.
O Nanak, t hose who are at t uned t o t he Naam are dyed in t he color of t rut h; t hey t ake
on t he int uit ive peace and poise of t he Guru.

bhagt ee rang na ut rai sehj ay rahai samaa-ay. | | 2| |
The color of devot ional worship does not fade away; t hey remain int uit ively absorbed
in t he Lord. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

sisat upaa-ee sabh t uDh aapay rij ak sambaahi-aa.
You creat ed t he ent ire universe, and You Yourself bring sust enance t o it .


ik val chhal kar kai khaavday muhhu koorh kusat t inee dhaahi-aa.
Some eat and survive by pract icing fraud and deceit ; from t heir mout hs t hey drop
falsehood and lies.

t uDh aapay bhaavai so karahi t uDh ot ai kamm o-ay laa-i-aa.
As it pleases You, You assign t hem t heir t asks.

iknaa sach buj haa-i-on t inaa at ut bhandaar dayvaa-i-aa.
Some underst and Trut hfulness; t hey are given t he inexhaust ible t reasure.

har chayt khaahi t inaa safal hai achayt aa hat h t adaa-i-aa. | | 8| |
Those who eat by remembering t he Lord are prosperous, while t hose who do not
remember Him st ret ch out t heir hands in need. | | 8| |

salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:

parh parh pandit bayd vakaaneh maa-i-aa moh su-aa-ay.
The Pandit s, t he religious scholars, const ant ly read and recit e t he Vedas, for t he sake
of t he love of Maya.

dooj ai bhaa-ay har naam visaari-aa man moorakh milai saj aa-ay.
I n t he love of dualit y, t he foolish people have forgot t en t he Lord's Name; t hey shall
receive t heir punishment .

j in j ee-o pind dit aa t is kabahoo
N
na chayt ai j o day
N
daa rij ak sambaahi.
They never t hink of t he One who gave t hem body and soul, who provides sust enance
t o all.


j am kaa faahaa galhu na kat ee-ai fir fir aavai j aa-ay.
The noose of deat h shall not be cut away from t heir necks; t hey shall come and go in
reincarnat ion over and over again.

manmukh kichhoo na sooj hai anDhulay poorab likhi-aa kamaa-ay.
The blind, self-willed manmukhs do not underst and anyt hing. They do what t hey are
pre-ordained t o do.

poorai bhaag sat gur milai sukh-daat a naam vasai man aa-ay.
Through perfect dest iny, t hey meet t he True Guru, t he Giver of peace, and t he Naam
comes t o abide in t he mind.

sukh maaneh sukh painnaa sukhay sukh vihaa-ay.
They enj oy peace, t hey wear peace, and t hey pass t heir lives in t he peace of peace.

naanak so naa-o manhu na visaaree-ai j it dar sachai sobhaa paa-ay. | | 1| |
O Nanak, t hey do not forget t he Naam from t he mind; t hey are honored in t he Court
of t he Lord. | | 1| |

mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

sat gur sayv sukh paa-i-aa sach naam gunt aas.
Serving t he True Guru, peace is obt ained. The True Name is t he Treasure of
Excellence.

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gurmat ee aap pachhaani-aa raam naam pargaas.
Follow t he Guru's Teachings, and recognize your own self; t he Divine Light of t he
Lord's Name shall shine wit hin.

sacho sach kamaavanaa vadi-aa-ee vaday paas.
The t rue ones pract ice Trut h; great ness rest s in t he Great Lord.

j ee-o pind sabh t is kaa sifat karay ardaas.
Body, soul and all t hings belong t o t he Lord-praise Him, and offer your prayers t o Him.

sachai sabad salaahnaa sukhay sukh nivaas.
Sing t he Praises of t he True Lord t hrough t he Word of His Shabad, and you shall abide
in t he peace of peace.

j ap t ap sanj am manai maahi bin naavai Dharig j eevaas.
You may pract ice chant ing, penance and aust ere self-discipline wit hin your mind, but
wit hout t he Name, life is useless.

gurmat ee naa-o paa-ee-ai manmukh mohi vinaas.
Through t he Guru's Teachings, t he Name is obt ained, while t he self-willed manmukh
wast es away in emot ional at t achment .

j i-o bhaavai t i-o raakh t oo
N
naanak t ayraa daas. | | 2| |
Please prot ect me, by t he Pleasure of Your Will. Nanak is Your slave. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:


sabh ko t ayraa t oo
N
sabhas daa t oo
N
sabhnaa raas.
All are Yours, and You belong t o all. You are t he wealt h of all.

sabh t uDhai paashu mangday nit kar ardaas.
Everyone begs from You, and all offer prayers t o You each day.

j is t oo
N
deh t is sabh kichh milai iknaa door hai paas.
Those, unt o whom You give, receive everyt hing. You are far away from some, and
You are close t o ot hers.

t uDh baaj hahu t haa-o ko naahee j is paashu mangee-ai man vaykhhu ko nirj aas.
Wit hout You, t here is not even a place t o st and begging. See t his yourself and verify it
in your mind.

sabh t uDhai no salaahday dar gurmukhaa no pargaas. | | 9| |
All praise You, O Lord; at Your Door, t he Gurmukhs are enlight ened. | | 9| |

salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:

pandit parh parh uchaa kookdaa maa-i-aa mohi pi-aar.
The Pandit s, t he religious scholars, read and read, and shout out loud, but t hey are
at t ached t o t he love of Maya.

ant ar barahm na cheen-ee man moorakh gaavaar.
They do not recognize God wit hin t hemselves-t hey are so foolish and ignorant !


dooj ai bhaa-ay j agat parboDhadaa naa booj hai beechaar.
I n t he love of dualit y, t hey t ry t o t each t he world, but t hey do not underst and
medit at ive cont emplat ion.

birt haa j anam gavaa-i-aa mar j ammai vaaro vaar. | | 1| |
They lose t heir lives uselessly; t hey die, only t o be re-born, over and over again. | | 1| |

mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

j inee sat gur sayvi-aa t inee naa-o paa-i-aa booj hhu kar beechaar.
Those who serve t he True Guru obt ain t he Name. Reflect on t his and underst and.
!
sadaa saa
N
t sukh man vasai chookai kook pukaar.
Et ernal peace and j oy abide in t heir minds; t hey abandon t heir cries and complaint s.

aapai no aap khaa-ay man nirmal hovai gur sabdee veechaar.
Their ident it y consumes t heir ident ical ident it y, and t heir minds become pure by
cont emplat ing t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad.

naanak sabad rat ay say mukat hai har j ee-o hayt pi-aar. | | 2| |
O Nanak, at t uned t o t he Shabad, t hey are liberat ed. They love t heir Beloved Lord.
| | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

har kee sayvaa safal hai gurmukh paavai t haa-ay.
Service t o t he Lord is fruit ful; t hrough it , t he Gurmukh is honored and approved.


j is har bhaavai t is gur milai so har naam Dhi-aa-ay.
That person, wit h whom t he Lord is pleased, meet s wit h t he Guru, and medit at es on
t he Name of t he Lord.

gur sabdee har paa-ee-ai har paar laghaa-ay.
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, t he Lord is found. The Lord carries us across.

manhat h kinai na paa-i-o puchhahu vaydaa j aa-ay.
Through st ubborn-mindedness, none have found Him; go and consult t he Vedas on
t his.

naanak har kee sayvaa so karay j is la-ay har laa-ay. | | 10| |
O Nanak, he alone serves t he Lord, whom t he Lord at t aches t o Himself. | | 10| |

salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:

naanak so sooraa varee-aam j in vichahu dusat ahankaran maari-aa.
O Nanak, he is a brave warrior, who conquers and subdues his vicious inner ego.

gurmukh naam saalaahi j anam savaari-aa.
Praising t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, t he Gurmukhs redeem t heir lives.

aap ho-aa sadaa mukat sabh kul nist aari-aa.
They t hemselves are liberat ed forever, and t hey save all t heir ancest ors.

sohan sach du-aar naam pi-aari-aa.
Those who love t he Naam look beaut eous at t he Gat e of Trut h.


manmukh mareh aha
N
kaar maran vigaarhi-aa.
The self-willed manmukhs die in egot ism-even t heir deat h is painfully ugly.

sabho vart ai hukam ki-aa karahi vichaari-aa.
Everyt hing happens according t o t he Lord's Will; what can t he poor people do?

aaphu dooj ai lag khasam visaari-aa.
At t ached t o self-conceit and dualit y, t hey have forgot t en t heir Lord and Mast er.

naanak bin naavai sabh dukh sukh visaari-aa. | | 1| |
O Nanak, wit hout t he Name, everyt hing is painful, and happiness is forgot t en. | | 1| |

mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

gur poorai har naam dirhaa-i-aa t in vichahu bharam chukaa-i-aa.
The Perfect Guru has implant ed t he Name of t he Lord wit hin me. I t has dispelled my
doubt s from wit hin.

raam naam har keerat gaa-ee kar chaanan mag dikhaa-i-aa.
I sing t he Lord's Name and t he Kirt an of t he Lord's Praises; t he Divine Light shines,
and now I see t he Way.

ha-umai maar ayk liv laagee ant ar naam vasaa-i-aa.
Conquering my ego, I am lovingly focused on t he One Lord; t he Naam has come t o
dwell wit hin me.

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gurmat ee j am j ohi na saakai saachai naam samaa-i-aa.
Following t he Guru's Teachings, I cannot be t ouched by t he Messenger of Deat h. I am
absorbed in t he True Name.

sabh aapay aap vart ai kart aa j o bhaavai so naa-ay laa-i-aa.
The Creat or Himself is All-pervading everywhere; He links t hose wit h whom He is
pleased t o His Name.

j an naanak naam la-ay t aa j eevai bin naavai khin mar j aa-i-aa. | | 2| |
Servant Nanak chant s t he Naam, and so he lives. Wit hout t he Name, he would die in
an inst ant . | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

j o mili-aa har deebaan si-o so sabhnee deebaanee mili-aa.
One who is accept ed at t he Court of t he Lord shall be accept ed in court s everywhere.

j it hai oh j aa-ay t it hai oh surkharoo us kai muhi dit hai sabh paapee t ari-aa.
Wherever he goes, he is recognized as honorable. Seeing his face, all sinners are
saved.

os ant ar naam niDhaan hai naamo parvaari-aa.
Wit hin him is t he Treasure of t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord. Through t he Naam, he
is exalt ed.


naa-o pooj ee-ai naa-o mannee-ai naa-ay kilvikh sabh hiri-aa.
He worships t he Name, and believes in t he Name; t he Name erases all his sinful
mist akes.

j inee naam Dhi-aa-i-aa ik man ik chit say ast hir j ag rahi-aa. | | 11| |
Those who medit at e on t he Name, wit h one-point ed mind and focused consciousness,
remain forever st able in t he world. | | 11| |

salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:

aat maa day-o pooj ee-ai gur kai sahj subhaa-ay.
Worship t he Divine, Supreme Soul, wit h t he int uit ive peace and poise of t he Guru.

aat may no aat may dee part eet ho-ay t aa ghar hee parchaa paa-ay.
I f t he individual soul has fait h in t he Supreme Soul, t hen it shall obt ain realizat ion
wit hin it s own home.

aat maa adol na dol-ee gur kai bhaa-ay subhaa-ay.
The soul becomes st eady, and does not waver, by t he nat ural inclinat ion of t he Guru's
Loving Will.

gur vin sahj na aavee lobh mail na vichahu j aa-ay.
Wit hout t he Guru, int uit ive wisdom does not come, and t he filt h of greed does not
depart from wit hin.

khin pal har naam man vasai sabh at hsat h t irat h naa-ay.
I f t he Lord's Name abides wit hin t he mind, for a moment , even for an inst ant , it is like
bat hing at all t he sixt y-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage.


sachay mail na lag-ee mal laagai dooj ai bhaa-ay.
Filt h does not st ick t o t hose who are t rue, but filt h at t aches it self t o t hose who love
dualit y.

Dhot ee mool na ut rai j ay at hsat h t irat h naa-ay.
This filt h cannot be washed off, even by bat hing at t he sixt y-eight sacred shrines of
pilgrimage.

manmukh karam karay aha
N
kaaree sabh dukho dukh kamaa-ay.
The self-willed manmukh does deeds in egot ism; he earns only pain and more pain.

naanak mailaa ooj al t aa t hee-ai j aa sat gur maahi samaa-ay. | | 1| |
O Nanak, t he filt hy ones become clean only when t hey meet and surrender t o t he
True Guru. | | 1| |

mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

manmukh lok samj aa-ee-ai kadahu samj haa-i-aa j aa-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs may be t aught , but how can t hey really be t aught ?

manmukh ralaa-i-aa naa ralai pa-i-ai kirat firaa-ay.
The manmukhs do not fit in at all. Because of t heir past act ions, t hey are condemned
t o t he cycle of reincarnat ion.

liv Dhaat du-ay raah hai hukmee kaar kamaa-ay.
Loving at t ent ion t o t he Lord and at t achment t o Maya are t he t wo separat e ways; all
act according t o t he Hukam of t he Lord's Command.


gurmukh aapnaa man maari-aa sabad kasvat ee laa-ay.
The Gurmukh has conquered his own mind, by applying t he Touchst one of t he
Shabad.

man hee naal j hagrhaa man hee naal sat h man hee manj h samaa-ay.
He fight s wit h his mind, he set t les wit h his mind, and he is at peace wit h his mind.

man j o ichhay so lahai sachai sabad subhaa-ay.
All obt ain t he desires of t heir minds, t hrough t he Love of t he True Word of t he
Shabad.

amrit naam sad bhunchee-ai gurmukh kaar kamaa-ay.
They drink in t he Ambrosial Nect ar of t he Naam forever; t his is how t he Gurmukhs act .

vin manai j e horee naal luj h-naa j aasee j anam gavaa-ay.
Those who st ruggle wit h somet hing ot her t han t heir own mind, shall depart having
wast ed t heir lives.

manmukhee manhat h haari-aa koorh kusat kamaa-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs, t hrough st ubborn-mindedness and t he pract ice of
falsehood, lose t he game of life.

gur parsaadee man j inai har sayt ee liv laa-ay.
Those who conquer t heir own mind, by Guru's Grace, lovingly focus t heir at t ent ion on
t he Lord.

naanak gurmukh sach kamaavai manmukh aavai j aa-ay. | | 2| |
O Nanak, t he Gurmukhs pract ice Trut h, while t he self-willed manmukhs cont inue
coming and going in reincarnat ion. | | 2| |


pa-orhee.
Pauree:

har kay sant sunhu j an bhaa-ee har sat gur kee ik saakhee.
O Saint s of t he Lord, O Siblings of Dest iny, list en, and hear t he Lord's Teachings,
t hrough t he True Guru.

j is Dhur bhaag hovai mukh mast ak t in j an lai hirdai raakhee.
Those who have good dest iny pre-ordained and inscribed on t heir foreheads, grasp it
and keep it enshrined in t he heart .

har amrit kat haa saraysat oot am gur bachnee sehj ay chaakhee.
Through t he Guru's Teachings, t hey int uit ively t ast e t he sublime, exquisit e and
ambrosial sermon of t he Lord.

t ah bha-i-aa pargaas mit i-aa anDhi-aaraa j i-o sooraj rain kiraakhee.
The Divine Light shines in t heir heart s, and like t he sun which removes t he darkness
of night , it dispels t he darkness of ignorance.

adisat agochar alakh niranj an so daykhi-aa gurmukh aakhee. | | 12| |
As Gurmukh, t hey behold wit h t heir eyes t he Unseen, I mpercept ible, Unknowable,
I mmaculat e Lord. | | 12| |

salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:
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sat gur sayvay aapnaa so sir laykhai laa-ay.
Those who serve t heir True Guru are cert ified and accept ed.


vichahu aap gavaa-ay kai rahan sach liv laa-ay.
They eradicat e selfishness and conceit from wit hin; t hey remain lovingly absorbed in
t he True One.

sat gur j inee na sayvi-o t inaa birt haa j anam gavaa-ay.
Those who do not serve t he True Guru wast e away t heir lives in vain.

naanak j o t is bhaavai so karay kahnaa kichhoo na j aa-ay. | | 1| |
O Nanak, t he Lord does j ust as He pleases. No one has any say in t his. | | 1| |

mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

man vaykaaree vayrhi-aa vaykaaraa karam kamaa-ay.
Wit h t he mind encircled by wickedness and evil, people do evil deeds.

dooj ai bhaa-ay agi-aanee pooj day dargeh milai saj aa-ay.
The ignorant worship t he love of dualit y; in t he Lord's Court t hey shall be punished.

aat am day-o pooj ee-ai bin sat gur booj h na paa-ay.
So worship t he Lord, t he Light of t he soul; wit hout t he True Guru, underst anding is
not obt ained.

j ap t ap sanj am bhaanaa sat guroo kaa karmee palai paa-ay.
Medit at ion, penance and aust ere self-discipline are found by surrendering t o t he True
Guru's Will. By His Grace t his is received.


naanak sayvaa surat kamaavnee j o har bhaavai so t haa-ay paa-ay. | | 2| |
O Nanak, serve wit h t his int uit ive awareness; only t hat which is pleasing t o t he Lord is
approved. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

har har naam j apahu man mayray j it sadaa sukh hovai din raat ee.
Chant t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har, O my mind; it will bring you et ernal peace, day
and night .

har har naam j apahu man mayray j it simrat sabh kilvikh paap lahaat ee.
Chant t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har, O my mind; medit at ing on it , all sins and
misdeeds shall be erased.

har har naam j apahu man mayray j it daalad dukh bhukh sabh leh j aat ee.
Chant t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har, O my mind; t hrough it , all povert y, pain and
hunger shall be removed.

har har naam j apahu man mayray mukh gurmukh pareet lagaat ee.
Chant t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har, O my mind; as Gurmukh, declare your love.

j it mukh bhaag likhi-aa Dhur saachai har t it mukh naam j apaat ee. | | 13| |
One who has such pre-ordained dest iny inscribed upon his forehead by t he True Lord,
chant s t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord. | | 13| |

salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:


sat gur j inee na sayvi-o sabad na keet o veechaar.
Those who do not serve t he True Guru, and who do not cont emplat e t he Word of t he
Shabad

ant ar gi-aan na aa-i-o mirt ak hai sansaar.
-spirit ual wisdom does not ent er int o t heir heart s; t hey are like dead bodies in t he
world.

lakh cha-oraaseeh fayr pa-i-aa mar j ammai ho-ay khu-aar.
They go t hrough t he cycle of 8.4 million reincarnat ions, and t hey are ruined t hrough
deat h and rebirt h.

sat gur kee sayvaa so karay j is no aap karaa-ay so-ay.
He alone serves t he True Guru, whom t he Lord Himself inspires t o do so.

sat gur vich naam niDhaan hai karam paraapat ho-ay.
The Treasure of t he Naam is wit hin t he True Guru; by His Grace, it is obt ained.

sach rat ay gur sabad si-o t in sachee sadaa liv ho-ay.
Those who are t ruly at t uned t o t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad-t heir love is forever
True.

naanak j is no maylay na vichhurhai sahj samaavai so-ay. | | 1| |
O Nanak, t hose who are unit ed wit h Him shall not be separat ed again. They merge
impercept ibly int o God. | | 1| |

mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

`
so bhag-ut ee j o bhagvant ai j aanai.
One who knows t he Benevolent Lord God is t he t rue devot ee of Bhagaaut ee.

gur parsaadee aap pachhaanai.
By Guru's Grace, he is self-realized.

Dhaavat raakhai ikat ghar aanai.
He rest rains his wandering mind, and brings it back t o it s own home wit hin t he self.

j eevat marai har naam vakhaanai.
He remains dead while yet alive, and he chant s t he Name of t he Lord.

aisaa bhag-ut ee ut am ho-ay.
Such a Bhagaaut ee is most exalt ed.

naanak sach samaavai so-ay. | | 2| |
O Nanak, he merges int o t he True One. | | 2| |

mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

ant ar kapat bhag-ut ee kahaa-ay.
He is full of deceit , and yet he calls himself a devot ee of Bhagaaut ee.

pakhand paarbarahm kaday na paa-ay.
Through hypocrisy, he shall never at t ain t he Supreme Lord God.


par nindaa karay ant ar mal laa-ay.
He slanders ot hers, and pollut es himself wit h his own filt h.

baahar mal Dhovai man kee j oot h na j aa-ay.
Out wardly, he washes off t he filt h, but t he impurit y of his mind does not go away.

sat sangat si-o baad rachaa-ay.
He argues wit h t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion.

an-din dukhee-aa dooj ai bhaa-ay rachaa-ay.
Night and day, he suffers, engrossed in t he love of dualit y.

har naam na chayt ai baho karam kamaa-ay.
He does not remember t he Name of t he Lord, but st ill, he performs all sort s of empt y
rit uals.

poorab likhi-aa so mayt naa na j aa-ay.
That which is pre-ordained cannot be erased.

naanak bin sat gur sayvay mokh na paa-ay. | | 3| |
O Nanak, wit hout serving t he True Guru, liberat ion is not obt ained. | | 3| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

sat gur j inee Dhi-aa-i-aa say karh na savaahee.
Those who medit at e on t he True Guru shall not be burnt t o ashes.


sat gur j inee Dhi-aa-i-aa say t aripat aghaahee.
Those who medit at e on t he True Guru are sat isfied and fulfilled.

sat gur j inee Dhi-aa-i-aa t in j am dar naahee.
Those who medit at e on t he True Guru are not afraid of t he Messenger of Deat h.
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j in ka-o ho-aa kirpaal har say sat gur pairee paahee.
Those upon whom t he Lord showers His Mercy, fall at t he Feet of t he True Guru.

t in ait hai ot hai mukh uj lay har dargeh paiDhay j aahee. | | 14| |
Here and hereaft er, t heir faces are radiant ; t hey go t o t he Lord's Court in robes of
honor. | | 14| |

salok mehlaa 2.
Shalok, Second Mehl:
!
j o sir saa
N
-ee naa nivai so sir deej ai daar.
Chop off t hat head which does not bow t o t he Lord.

naanak j is pinj ar meh birhaa nahee so pinj ar lai j aar. | | 1| |
O Nanak, t hat human body, in which t here is no pain of separat ion from t he Lord-t ake
t hat body and burn it . | | 1| |

mehlaa 5.
Fift h Mehl:


mundhhu bhulee naankaa fir fir j anam mu-ee-aas.
Forget t ing t he Primal Lord, O Nanak, people are born and die, over and over again.

kast ooree kai bholrhai gunday dumm pa-ee-aas. | | 2| |
Mist aking it for musk, t hey have fallen int o t he st inking pit of filt h. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

so aisaa har naam Dhi-aa-ee-ai man mayray j o sabhnaa upar hukam chalaa-ay.
Medit at e on t hat Name of t he Lord, O my mind, whose Command rules over all.

so aisaa har naam j apee-ai man mayray j o ant ee a-osar la-ay chhadaa-ay.
Chant t hat Name of t he Lord, O my mind, which will save you at t he very last
moment .

so aisaa har naam j apee-ai man mayray j o man kee t arisnaa sabh bhukh gavaa-ay.
Chant t hat Name of t he Lord, O my mind, which shall drive out all hunger and desire
from your mind.

so gurmukh naam j api-aa vadbhaagee t in nindak dusat sabh pairee paa-ay.
Very fort unat e and blessed is t hat Gurmukh who chant s t he Naam; it shall bring all
slanderers and wicked enemies t o fall at his feet .

naanak naam araaDh sabhnaa t ay vadaa sabh naavai agai aan nivaa-ay. | | 15| |
O Nanak, worship and adore t he Naam, t he Great est Name of all, before which all
come and bow. | | 15| |


salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:

vays karay kuroop kulkhanee man khot ai koorhi-aar.
She may wear good clot hes, but t he bride is ugly and rude; her mind is false and
impure.

pir kai bhaanai naa chalai hukam karay gaavaar.
She does not walk in harmony wit h t he Will of her Husband Lord. I nst ead, she
foolishly gives Him orders.

gur kai bhaanai j o chalai sabh dukh nivaaranhaar.
But she who walks in harmony wit h t he Guru's Will, shall be spared all pain and
suffering.

likhi-aa mayt na sakee-ai j o Dhur likhi-aa kart aar.
That dest iny which was pre-ordained by t he Creat or cannot be erased.

man t an sa-upay kant ka-o sabday Dharay pi-aar.
She must dedicat e her mind and body t o her Husband Lord, and enshrine love for t he
Word of t he Shabad.

bin naavai kinai na paa-i-aa daykhhu ridai beechaar.
Wit hout His Name, no one has found Him; see t his and reflect upon it in your heart .

naanak saa su-aali-o sulakh-nee j e raavee sirj anhaar. | | 1| |
O Nanak, she is beaut iful and graceful; t he Creat or Lord ravishes and enj oys her. | | 1| |


mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

maa-i-aa moh gubaar hai t is daa na disai urvaar na paar.
At t achment t o Maya is an ocean of darkness; neit her t his shore nor t he one beyond
can be seen.

manmukh agi-aanee mahaa dukh paa-iday dubay har naam visaar.
The ignorant , self-willed manmukhs suffer in t errible pain; t hey forget t he Lord's Name
and drown.

bhalkay ut h baho karam kamaaveh dooj ai bhaa-ay pi-aar.
They arise in t he morning and perform all sort s of rit uals, but t hey are caught in t he
love of dualit y.

sat gur sayveh aapnaa bha-oj al ut ray paar.
Those who serve t he True Guru cross over t he t errifying world-ocean.

naanak gurmukh sach samaaveh sach naam ur Dhaar. | | 2| |
O Nanak, t he Gurmukhs keep t he True Name enshrined in t heir heart s; t hey are
absorbed int o t he True One. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

har j al t hal mahee-al bharpoor dooj aa naahi ko-ay.
The Lord pervades and permeat es t he wat er, t he land and t he sky; t here is no ot her
at all.


har aap bahi karay ni-aa-o koorhi-aar sabh maar kadho-ay.
The Lord Himself sit s upon His Throne and administ ers j ust ice. He beat s and drives
out t he false-heart ed.

sachi-aaraa day-ay vadi-aa-ee har Dharam ni-aa-o kee-o-ay.
The Lord best ows glorious great ness upon t hose who are t rut hful. He administ ers
right eous j ust ice.

sabh har kee karahu ust at j in gareeb anaat h raakh lee-o-i.
So praise t he Lord, everybody; He prot ect s t he poor and t he lost souls.

j aikaar kee-o dharmee-aa kaa paapee ka-o dand dee-o-i. | | 16| |
He honors t he right eous and punishes t he sinners. | | 16| |

salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:

manmukh mailee kaamnee kulkhanee kunaar.
The self-willed manmukh, t he foolish bride, is a filt hy, rude and evil wife.

pir chhodi-aa ghar aapnaa par purkhai naal pi-aar.
Forsaking her Husband Lord and leaving her own home, she gives her love t o anot her.

t arisnaa kaday na chuk-ee j aldee karay pookaar.
Her desires are never sat isfied, and she burns and cries out in pain.

naanak bin naavai kuroop kusohanee parhar chhodee bhat aar. | | 1| |
O Nanak, wit hout t he Name, she is ugly and ungraceful. She is abandoned and left
behind by her Husband Lord. | | 1| |

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mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

sabad rat ee sohaaganee sat gur kai bhaa-ay pi-aar.
The happy soul-bride is at t uned t o t he Word of t he Shabad; she is in love wit h t he
True Guru.

sadaa raavay pir aapnaa sachai paraym pi-aar.
She cont inually enj oys and ravishes her Beloved, wit h t rue love and affect ion.

at su-aali-o sundree sobhaavant ee naar.
She is such a loveable, beaut iful and noble woman.

naanak naam sohaaganee maylee maylanhaar. | | 2| |
O Nanak, t hrough t he Naam, t he happy soul-bride unit es wit h t he Lord of Union. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

har t ayree sabh karahi ust at j in faat hay kaadhi-aa.
Lord, everyone sings Your Praises. You have freed us from bondage.

har t uDhno karahi sabh namaskaar j in paapai t ay raakhi-aa.
Lord, everyone bows in reverence t o You. You have saved us from our sinful ways.

har nimaani-aa t oo
N
maan har daadhee hoo
N
t oo
N
daadhi-aa.
Lord, You are t he Honor of t he dishonored. Lord, You are t he St rongest of t he st rong.


har aha
N
kaaree-aa maar nivaa-ay manmukh moorh saaDhi-aa.
The Lord beat s down t he egocent rics and correct s t he foolish, self-willed manmukhs.

har bhagt aa day-ay vadi-aa-ee gareeb anaat hi-aa. | | 17| |
The Lord best ows glorious great ness on His devot ees, t he poor, and t he lost souls.
| | 17| |

salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:

sat gur kai bhaanai j o chalai t is vadi-aa-ee vadee ho-ay.
One who walks in harmony wit h t he Will of t he True Guru, obt ains t he great est glory.

har kaa naam ut am man vasai mayt na sakai ko-ay.
The Exalt ed Name of t he Lord abides in his mind, and no one can t ake it away.

kirpaa karay j is aapnee t is karam paraapat ho-ay.
That person, upon whom t he Lord best ows His Grace, receives His Mercy.

naanak kaaran kart ay vas hai gurmukh booj hai ko-ay. | | 1| |
O Nanak, creat ivit y is under t he cont rol of t he Creat or; how rare are t hose who, as
Gurmukh, realize t his! | | 1| |

mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

naanak har naam j inee aaraaDhi-aa an-din har liv t aar.
O Nanak, t hose who worship and adore t he Lord's Name night and day, vibrat e t he
St ring of t he Lord's Love.


maa-i-aa bandee khasam kee t in agai kamaavai kaar.
Maya, t he maid-servant of our Lord and Mast er, serves t hem.

poorai pooraa kar chhodi-aa hukam savaaranhaar.
The Perfect One has made t hem perfect ; by t he Hukam of His Command, t hey are
embellished.

gur parsaadee j in buj hi-aa t in paa-i-aa mokh du-aar.
By Guru's Grace, t hey underst and Him, and t hey find t he gat e of salvat ion.

manmukh hukam na j aannee t in maaray j am j andaar.
The self-willed manmukhs do not know t he Lord's Command; t hey are beat en down
by t he Messenger of Deat h.

gurmukh j inee araaDhi-aa t inee t ari-aa bha-oj al sansaar.
But t he Gurmukhs, who worship and adore t he Lord, cross over t he t errifying world-
ocean.

sabh a-ugan gunee mit aa-i-aa gur aapay bakhsanhaar. | | 2| |
All t heir demerit s are erased, and replaced wit h merit s. The Guru Himself is t heir
Forgiver. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

har kee bhagt aa part eet har sabh kichh j aandaa.
The Lord's devot ees have fait h in Him. The Lord knows everyt hing.


har j ayvad naahee ko-ee j aan har Dharam beechaardaa.
No one is as great a Knower as t he Lord; t he Lord administ ers right eous j ust ice.

kaarhaa andaysaa ki-o keej ai j aa naahee aDhram maardaa.
Why should we feel any burning anxiet y, since t he Lord does not punish wit hout j ust
cause?

sachaa saahib sach ni-aa-o paapee nar haardaa.
True is t he Mast er, and True is His Just ice; only t he sinners are defeat ed.

saalaahihu bhagt ahu kar j orh har bhagat j an t aardaa. | | 18| |
O devot ees, praise t he Lord wit h your palms pressed t oget her; t he Lord saves His
humble devot ees. | | 18| |

salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:

aapnay pareet am mil rahaa ant ar rakhaa ur Dhaar.
Oh, if only I could meet my Beloved, and keep Him enshrined deep wit hin my heart !

saalaahee so parabh sadaa sadaa gur kai hayt pi-aar.
I praise t hat God forever and ever, t hrough love and affect ion for t he Guru.

naanak j is nadar karay t is mayl la-ay saa-ee suhaagan naar. | | 1| |
O Nanak, t hat one upon whom He best ows His Glance of Grace is unit ed wit h Him;
such a person is t he t rue soul-bride of t he Lord. | | 1| |

mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:


gur sayvaa t ay har paa-ee-ai j aa ka-o nadar karay-i.
Serving t he Guru, t he Lord is obt ained, when He best ows His Glance of Grace.

maanas t ay dayvt ay bha-ay Dhi-aa-i-aa naam haray.
They are t ransformed from humans int o angels, medit at ing on t he Naam, t he Name of
t he Lord.

ha-umai maar milaa-i-an gur kai sabad t aray.
They conquer t heir egot ism and merge wit h t he Lord; t hey are saved t hrough t he
Word of t he Guru's Shabad.

naanak sahj samaa-i-an har aapnee kirpaa karay. | | 2| |
O Nanak, t hey merge impercept ibly int o t he Lord, who has best owed His Favor upon
t hem. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

har aapnee bhagat karaa-ay vadi-aa-ee vaykhaali-an.
The Lord Himself inspires us t o worship Him; He reveals His Glorious Great ness.

aapnee aap karay part eet aapay sayv ghaalee-an.
He Himself inspires us t o place our fait h in Him. Thus He performs His Own Service.
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har bhagt aa no day-ay anand t hir gharee bahaali-an.
The Lord best ows bliss upon His devot ees, and gives t hem a seat in t he et ernal home.


paapee-aa no na day-ee t hir rahan chun narak ghor chaali-an.
He does not give t he sinners any st abilit y or place of rest ; He consigns t hem t o t he
dept hs of hell.

har bhagt aa no day-ay pi-aar kar ang nist aari-an. | | 19| |
The Lord blesses His devot ees wit h His Love; He sides wit h t hem and saves t hem.
| | 19| |

salok mehlaa 1.
Shalok, First Mehl:

kubuDh doomnee kud-i-aa kasaa-in par nindaa ghat choohrhee mut hee kroDh
chandaal.
False-mindedness is t he drummer-woman; cruelt y is t he but cheress; slander of ot hers
in one's heart is t he cleaning-woman, and deceit ful anger is t he out cast -woman.
!
kaaree kadhee ki-aa t hee-ai j aa
N
chaaray bait hee-aa naal.
What good are t he ceremonial lines drawn around your kit chen, when t hese four are
seat ed t here wit h you?
!
sach sanj am karnee kaaraa
N
naavan naa-o j apayhee.
Make Trut h your self-discipline, and make good deeds t he lines you draw; make
chant ing t he Name your cleansing bat h.
!
naanak agai oot am say-ee j e paapaa
N
pand na dayhee. | | 1| |
O Nanak, t hose who do not walk in t he ways of sin, shall be exalt ed in t he world
hereaft er. | | 1| |

mehlaa 1.
First Mehl:


ki-aa hans ki-aa bagulaa j aa ka-o nadar karay-i.
Which is t he swan, and which is t he crane? I t is only by His Glance of Grace.

j o t is bhaavai naankaa kaagahu hans karay-i. | | 2| |
Whoever is pleasing t o Him, O Nanak, is t ransformed from a crow int o a swan. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

keet aa lorhee-ai kamm so har peh aakhee-ai.
What ever work you wish t o accomplish-t ell it t o t he Lord.

kaaraj day-ay savaar sat gur sach saakhee-ai.
He will resolve your affairs; t he True Guru gives His Guarant ee of Trut h.

sant aa sang niDhaan amrit chaakhee-ai.
I n t he Societ y of t he Saint s, you shall t ast e t he t reasure of t he Ambrosial Nect ar.

bhai bhanj an miharvaan daas kee raakhee-ai.
The Lord is t he Merciful Dest royer of fear; He preserves and prot ect s His slaves.

naanak har gun gaa-ay alakh parabh laakhee-ai. | | 20| |
O Nanak, sing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord, and see t he Unseen Lord God. | | 20| |

salok mehlaa 3.
Shalok, Third Mehl:


j ee-o pind sabh t is kaa sabhsai day-ay aDhaar.
Body and soul, all belong t o Him. He gives His Support t o all.

naanak gurmukh sayvee-ai sadaa sadaa daat aar.
O Nanak, become Gurmukh and serve Him, who is forever and ever t he Giver.

ha-o balihaaree t in ka-o j in Dhi-aa-i-aa har nirankaar.
I am a sacrifice t o t hose who medit at e on t he Formless Lord.

onaa kay mukh sad uj lay onaa no sabh j agat karay namaskaar. | | 1| |
Their faces are forever radiant , and t he whole world bows in reverence t o t hem. | | 1| |

mehlaa 3.
Third Mehl:

sat gur mili-ai ult ee bha-ee nav niDh kharchi-o khaa-o.
Meet ing t he True Guru, I am t ot ally t ransformed; I have obt ained t he nine t reasures
t o use and consume.

at haarah siDhee pichhai lagee-aa firan nij ghar vasai nij t haa-ay.
The Siddhis-t he eight een supernat ural spirit ual powers-follow in my foot st eps; I dwell
in my own home, wit hin my own self.

anhad Dhunee sad vaj day unman har liv laa-ay.
The Unst ruck Melody const ant ly vibrat es wit hin; my mind is exalt ed and uplift ed-I am
lovingly absorbed in t he Lord.


naanak har bhagat t inaa kai man vasai j in mast ak likhi-aa Dhur paa-ay. | | 2| |
O Nanak, devot ion t o t he Lord abides wit hin t he minds of t hose who have such pre-
ordained dest iny writ t en on t heir foreheads. | | 2| |

pa-orhee.
Pauree:

ha-o dhaadhee har parabh khasam kaa har kai dar aa-i-aa.
I am a minst rel of t he Lord God, my Lord and Mast er; I have come t o t he Lord's Door.

har andar sunee pookaar dhaadhee mukh laa-i-aa.
The Lord has heard my sad cries from wit hin; He has called me, His minst rel, int o His
Presence.

har puchhi-aa dhaadhee sad kai kit arat h t oo
N
aa-i-aa.
The Lord called His minst rel in, and asked, "Why have you come here?"

nit dayvhu daan da-i-aal parabh har naam Dhi-aa-i-aa.
"O Merciful God, please grant me t he gift of cont inual medit at ion on t he Lord's Name."

har daat ai har naam j apaa-i-aa naanak painaa-i-aa. | | 21| | 1| | suDhu
And so t he Lord, t he Great Giver, inspired Nanak t o chant t he Lord's Name, and
blessed him wit h robes of honor. | | 21| | 1| | Sudh| |

ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

sireeraag kabeer j ee-o kaa. ayk su-aan kai ghar gaavnaa
Siree Raag, Kabeer Jee: To Be Sung To The Tune Of "Ayk Su-Aan" :


j annee j aanat sut badaa hot hai it naa ko na j aanai j e din din avaDh ghat at hai.
The mot her t hinks t hat her son is growing up; she does not underst and t hat , day by
day, his life is diminishing.

mor mor kar aDhik laad Dhar paykhat hee j amraa-o hasai. | | 1| |
Calling him, "Mine, mine", she fondles him lovingly, while t he Messenger of Deat h
looks on and laughs. | | 1| |
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aisaa t ai
N
j ag bharam laa-i-aa.
You have misled t he world so deeply in doubt .

kaisay booj hai j ab mohi-aa hai maa-i-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
How can people underst and You, when t hey are ent ranced by Maya? | | 1| | Pause| |

kahat kabeer chhod bikhi-aa ras it sangat nihcha-o marnaa.
Says Kabeer, give up t he pleasures of corrupt ion, or else you will surely die of t hem.

rama-ee-aa j apahu paraanee anat j eevan banee in biDh bhav saagar t arnaa. | | 2| |
Medit at e on t he Lord, O mort al being, t hrough t he Word of His Bani; you shall be
blessed wit h et ernal life. I n t his way, shall you cross over t he t errifying world-ocean.
| | 2| |
!
j aa
N
t is bhaavai t aa laagai bhaa-o.
As it pleases Him, people embrace love for t he Lord,

bharam bhulaavaa vichahu j aa-ay.
and doubt and delusion are dispelled from wit hin.


upj ai sahj gi-aan mat j aagai.
I nt uit ive peace and poise well up wit hin, and t he int ellect is awakened t o spirit ual
wisdom.

gur parsaad ant ar liv laagai. | | 3| |
By Guru's Grace, t he inner being is t ouched by t he Lord's Love. | | 3| |

it sangat naahee marnaa.
I n t his associat ion, t here is no deat h.

hukam pachhaan t aa khasmai milnaa. | | 1| | rahaa-o dooj aa.
Recognizing t he Hukam of His Command, you shall meet wit h your Lord and Mast er.
| | 1| | Second Pause| |

sireeraag t arilochan kaa.
Siree Raag, Trilochan:

maa-i-aa moh man aaglarhaa paraanee j araa maran bha-o visar ga-i-aa.
The mind is t ot ally at t ached t o Maya; t he mort al has forgot t en his fear of old age and
deat h.

kut amb daykh bigsahi kamlaa j i-o par ghar j oheh kapat naraa. | | 1| |
Gazing upon his family, he blossoms fort h like t he lot us flower; t he deceit ful person
wat ches and covet s t he homes of ot hers. | | 1| |

doorhaa aa-i-ohi j ameh t anaa. t in aaglarhai mai rahan na j aa-ay.
When t he powerful Messenger of Deat h comes, no one can st and against his awesome
power.


ko-ee ko-ee saaj an aa-ay kahai.
Rare, very rare, is t hat friend who comes and says,

mil mayray beet hulaa lai baahrhee valaa-ay. mil mayray rama-ee-aa mai layhi
chhadaa-ay. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
"O my Beloved, t ake me int o Your Embrace! O my Lord, please save me! "| | 1| | Pause| |

anik anik bhog raaj bisray paraanee sansaar saagar pai amar bha-i-aa.
I ndulging in all sort s of princely pleasures, O mort al, you have forgot t en God; you
have fallen int o t he world-ocean, and you t hink t hat you have become immort al.

maa-i-aa moot haa chayt as naahee j anam gavaa-i-o aalsee-aa. | | 2| |
Cheat ed and plundered by Maya, you do not t hink of God, and you wast e your life in
laziness. | | 2| |

bikham ghor pant h chaalnaa paraanee rav sas t ah na parvaysa
N
.
The pat h you must walk is t reacherous and t errifying, O mort al; neit her t he sun nor
t he moon shine t here.
!
maa-i-aa moh t ab bisar ga-i-aa j aa
N
t aj ee-alay sa
N
saara
N
. | | 3| |
Your emot ional at t achment t o Maya will be forgot t en, when you have t o leave t his
world. | | 3| |

aaj mayrai man pargat bha-i-aa hai paykhee-alay Dharamraa-o.
Today, it became clear t o my mind t hat t he Right eous Judge of Dharma is wat ching
us.

t ah kar dal karan mahaabalee t in aaglarhai mai rahan na j aa-ay. | | 4| |
His messengers, wit h t heir awesome power, crush people bet ween t heir hands; I
cannot st and against t hem. | | 4| |


j ay ko moo
N
updays karat hai t aa van t arin rat -rhaa naaraa-inaa.
I f someone is going t o t each me somet hing, let it be t hat t he Lord is pervading t he
forest s and fields.

ai j ee t oo
N
aapay sabh kichh j aandaa badat t arilochan raam-ee-aa. | | 5| | 2| |
O Dear Lord, You Yourself know everyt hing; so prays Trilochan, Lord. | | 5| | 2| |

sareeraag bhagat kabeer j ee-o kaa.
Siree Raag, Devot ee Kabeer Jee:

achraj ayk sunhu ray pandee-aa ab kichh kahan na j aa-ee.
List en, O religious scholar: t he One Lord alone is Wondrous; no one can describe Him.

sur nar gan ganDharab j in mohay t aribhavan maykhulee laa-ee. | | 1| |
He fascinat es t he angels, t he celest ial singers and t he heavenly musicians; he has
st rung t he t hree worlds upon His Thread. | | 1| |

raaj aa raam anhad kinguree baaj ai.
The Unst ruck Melody of t he Sovereign Lord's Harp vibrat es;

j aa kee disat naad liv laagai. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
by His Glance of Grace, we are lovingly at t uned t o t he Sound-current of t he Naad.
| | 1| | Pause| |

bhaat hee gagan sinyi-aa ar chunyi-aa kanak kalas ik paa-i-aa.
The Tent h Gat e of my crown chakra is t he dist illing fire, and t he channels of t he I da
and Pingala are t he funnels, t o pour in and empt y out t he golden vat .


t is meh Dhaar chu-ai at nirmal ras meh rasan chu-aa-i-aa. | | 2| |
I nt o t hat vat , t here t rickles a gent le st ream of t he most sublime and pure essence of
all dist illed essences. | | 2| |

ayk j o baat anoop banee hai pavan pi-aalaa saaj i-aa.
Somet hing wonderful has happened-t he breat h has become t he cup.

t een bhavan meh ayko j ogee kahhu kavan hai raaj aa. | | 3| |
I n all t he t hree worlds, such a Yogi is unique. What king can compare t o him? | | 3| |

aisay gi-aan pargat i-aa purkhot am kaho kabeer rang raat aa.
This spirit ual wisdom of God, t he Supreme Soul, has illuminat ed my being. Says
Kabeer, I am at t uned t o His Love.

a-or dunee sabh bharam bhulaanee man raam rasaa-in maat aa. | | 4| | 3| |
All t he rest of t he world is deluded by doubt , while my mind is int oxicat ed wit h t he
Sublime Essence of t he Lord. | | 4| | 3| |
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sareeraag banee bhagat baynee j ee-o kee.
Sree Raag, The Word Of Devot ee Baynee Jee:

pehri-aa kai ghar gaavnaa.
To Be Sung To The Tune Of "Pehray":

ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:


ray nar garabh kundal j ab aachhat uraDh Dhi-aan liv laagaa.
O man, when you were coiled in t he cradle of t he womb, upside-down, you were
absorbed in medit at ion.

mirt ak pind pad mad naa ahinis ayk agi-aan so naagaa.
You t ook no pride in your perishable body; night and day were all t he same t o you-
you lived unknowing, in t he silence of t he void.

t ay din sammal kasat mahaa dukh ab chit aDhik pasaari-aa.
Remember t he t errible pain and suffering of t hose days, now t hat you have spread out
t he net of your consciousness far and wide.

garabh chhod mit ar mandal aa-i-aa t a-o narhar manhu bisaari-aa. | | 1| |
Leaving t he womb, you ent ered t his mort al world; you have forgot t en t he Lord from
your mind. | | 1| |

fir pachhut aavhigaa moorhi-aa t oo
N
kavan kumat bharam laagaa.
Lat er, you will regret and repent -you fool! Why are you engrossed in evil-mindedness
and skept icism?

chayt raam naahee j am pur j aahigaa j an bichrai anraaDhaa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Think of t he Lord, or else you shall be led t o t he Cit y of Deat h. Why are you
wandering around, out of cont rol? | | 1| | Pause| |

baal binod chind ras laagaa khin khin mohi bi-aapai.
You play like a child, craving sweet s; moment by moment , you become more
ent angled in emot ional at t achment .


ras mis mayDh amrit bikh chaakhee t a-o panch pargat sant aapai.
Tast ing good and bad, you eat nect ar and t hen poison, and t hen t he five passions
appear and t ort ure you.

j ap t ap sanj am chhod sukarit mat raam naam na araaDhi-aa.
Abandoning medit at ion, penance and self-rest raint , and t he wisdom of good act ions,
you do not worship and adore t he Lord's Name.
!
uchhli-aa kaam kaal mat laagee t a-o aan sakat gal baa
N
Dhi-aa. | | 2| |
You are overflowing wit h sexual desire, and your int ellect is st ained wit h darkness;
you are held in t he grip of Shakt i's power. | | 2| |

t arun t ayj par t ari-a mukh j oheh sar apsar na pachhaani-aa.
I n t he heat of yout hful passion, you look wit h desire upon t he faces of ot her men's
wives; you do not dist inguish bet ween good and evil.

unmat kaam mahaa bikh bhoolai paap punn na pachhaani-aa.
Drunk wit h sexual desire and ot her great sins, you go ast ray, and do not dist inguish
bet ween vice and virt ue.

sut sampat daykh ih man garbi-aa raam ridai t ay kho-i-aa.
Gazing upon your children and your propert y, your mind is proud and arrogant ; you
cast out t he Lord from your heart .

avar marat maa-i-aa man t olay t a-o bhag mukh j anam vigo-i-aa. | | 3| |
When ot hers die, you measure your own wealt h in your mind; you wast e your life in
t he pleasures of t he mout h and sexual organs. | | 3| |


pundar kays kusam t ay Dha-ulay sapat paat aal kee banee.
Your hair is whit er t han t he j asmine flower, and your voice has grown feeble, as if it
comes from t he sevent h underworld.

lochan sarmeh buDh bal naat hee t aa kaam pavas maaDhaanee.
Your eyes wat er, and your int ellect and st rengt h have left you; but st ill, your sexual
desire churns and drives you on.

t aa t ay bikhai bha-ee mat paavas kaa-i-aa kamal kumlaanaa.
And so, your int ellect has dried up t hrough corrupt ion, and t he lot us flower of your
body has wilt ed and wit hered.

avgat baan chhod mit ar mandal t a-o paachhai pachhut aanaa. | | 4| |
You have forsaken t he Bani, t he Word of t he I mmort al Lord, in t his mort al world; in
t he end, you shall regret and repent . | | 4| |

nikut ee dayh daykh Dhun upj ai maan karat nahee booj hai.
Gazing upon t he t iny bodies of your children, love has welled up wit hin your heart ;
you are proud of t hem, but you do not underst and.

laalach karai j eevan pad kaaran lochan kachhoo na sooj hai.
You long for t he dignit y of a long life, but your eyes can no longer see anyt hing.

t haakaa t ayj udi-aa man pankhee ghar aa
N
gan na sukhaa-ee.
Your light has gone out , and t he bird of your mind has flown away; you are no longer
welcome in your own home and court yard.

baynee kahai sunhu ray bhagt ahu maran mukat kin paa-ee. | | 5| |
Says Baynee, list en, O devot ee: who has ever at t ained liberat ion aft er such a deat h?
| | 5| |


sireeraag.
Sree Raag:

t ohee mohee mohee t ohee ant ar kaisaa.
You are me, and I am You-what is t he difference bet ween us?

kanak kat ik j al t arang j aisaa. | | 1| |
We are like gold and t he bracelet , or wat er and t he waves. | | 1| |

j a-o pai ham na paap karant aa ahay anant aa.
I f I did not commit any sins, O I nfinit e Lord,

pat it paavan naam kaisay hunt aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
how would You have acquired t he name, 'Redeemer of sinners'? | | 1| | Pause| |

t um
H
j o naa-ik aachhahu ant arj aamee.
You are my Mast er, t he I nner-knower, Searcher of heart s.

parabh t ay j an j aaneej ai j an t ay su-aamee. | | 2| |
The servant is known by his God, and t he Lord and Mast er is known by His servant .
| | 2| |

sareer aaraaDhai mo ka-o beechaar dayhoo.
Grant me t he wisdom t o worship and adore You wit h my body.

ravidaas sam dal samj haavai ko-oo. | | 3| |
O Ravi Daas, one who underst ands t hat t he Lord is equally in all, is very rare. | | 3| |

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raag maaj h cha-upday ghar 1 mehlaa 4
Raag Maaj h, Chau-Padas, First House, Fourt h Mehl:

ik-o
N
kaar sat naam kart aa purakh nirbha-o nirvair akaal moorat aj oonee saibha
N
gur
parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. The Name I s Trut h. Creat ive Being Personified. No Fear.
No Hat red. I mage Of The Undying, Beyond Birt h, Self-Exist ent . By Guru's Grace:

har har naam mai har man bhaa-i-aa.
The Name of t he Lord, Har, Har, is pleasing t o my mind.

vadbhaagee har naam Dhi-aa-i-aa.
By great good fort une, I medit at e on t he Lord's Name.

gur poorai har naam siDh paa-ee ko virlaa gurmat chalai j ee-o. | | 1| |
The Perfect Guru has at t ained spirit ual perfect ion in t he Name of t he Lord. How rare
are t hose who follow t he Guru's Teachings. | | 1| |

mai har har kharach la-i-aa bann palai.
I have loaded my pack wit h t he provisions of t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har.

mayraa paraan sakhaa-ee sadaa naal chalai.
The Companion of my breat h of life shall always be wit h me.

gur poorai har naam dirhaa-i-aa har nihchal har Dhan palai j ee-o. | | 2| |
The Perfect Guru has implant ed t he Lord's Name wit hin me. I have t he I mperishable
Treasure of t he Lord in my lap. | | 2| |


har har saj an mayraa pareet am raa-i-aa.
The Lord, Har, Har, is my Best Friend; He is my Beloved Lord King.

ko-ee aan milaavai mayray paraan j eevaa-i-aa.
I f only someone would come and int roduce me t o Him, t he Rej uvenat or of my breat h
of life.

ha-o reh na sakaa bin daykhay pareet amaa mai neer vahay veh chalai j ee-o. | | 3| |
I cannot survive wit hout seeing my Beloved. My eyes are welling up wit h t ears. | | 3| |

sat gur mit ar mayraa baal sakhaa-ee.
My Friend, t he True Guru, has been my Best Friend since I was very young.

ha-o reh na sakaa bin daykhay mayree maa-ee.
I cannot survive wit hout seeing Him, O my mot her!

har j ee-o kirpaa karahu gur maylhu j an naanak har Dhan palai j ee-o. | | 4| | 1| |
O Dear Lord, please show Mercy t o me, t hat I may meet t he Guru. Servant Nanak
gat hers t he Wealt h of t he Lord's Name in his lap. | | 4| | 1| |

maaj h mehlaa 4.
Maaj h, Fourt h Mehl:

maDhusoodan mayray man t an paraanaa.
The Lord is my mind, body and breat h of life.

ha-o har bin dooj aa avar na j aanaa.
I do not know any ot her t han t he Lord.


ko-ee saj an sant milai vadbhaagee mai har parabh pi-aaraa dasai j ee-o. | | 1| |
I f only I could have t he good fort une t o meet some friendly Saint ; he might show me
t he Way t o my Beloved Lord God. | | 1| |

ha-o man t an khoj ee bhaal bhaalaa-ee.
I have searched my mind and body, t hrough and t hrough.

ki-o pi-aaraa pareet am milai mayree maa-ee.
How can I meet my Darling Beloved, O my mot her?

mil sat sangat khoj dasaa-ee vich sangat har parabh vasai j ee-o. | | 2| |
Joining t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion, I ask about t he Pat h t o God. I n t hat
Congregat ion, t he Lord God abides. | | 2| |

mayraa pi-aaraa pareet am sat gur rakhvaalaa.
My Darling Beloved True Guru is my Prot ect or.

ham baarik deen karahu part ipaalaa.
I am a helpless child-please cherish me.

mayraa maat pit aa gur sat gur pooraa gur j al mil kamal vigsai j ee-o. | | 3| |
The Guru, t he Perfect True Guru, is my Mot her and Fat her. Obt aining t he Wat er of t he
Guru, t he lot us of my heart blossoms fort h. | | 3| |

mai bin gur daykhay need na aavai.
Wit hout seeing my Guru, sleep does not come.

mayray man t an vaydan gur birahu lagaavai.
My mind and body are afflict ed wit h t he pain of separat ion from t he Guru.


har har da-i-aa karahu gur maylhu j an naanak gur mil rahsai j ee-o. | | 4| | 2| |
O Lord, Har, Har, show mercy t o me, t hat I may meet my Guru. Meet ing t he Guru,
servant Nanak blossoms fort h. | | 4| | 2| |
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maaj h mehlaa 4.
Maaj h, Fourt h Mehl:

har gun parhee-ai har gun gunee-ai.
Read of t he Lord's Glories and reflect upon t he Lord's Glories.

har har naam kat haa nit sunee-ai.
List en cont inually t o t he Sermon of t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har.

mil sat sangat har gun gaa-ay j ag bha-oj al dut ar t aree-ai j ee-o. | | 1| |
Joining t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion, and singing t he Glorious Praises of t he
Lord, you shall cross over t he t reacherous and t errifying world-ocean. | | 1| |

aa-o sakhee har mayl karayhaa.
Come, friends, let us meet our Lord.

mayray pareet am kaa mai day-ay sanayhaa.
Bring me a message from my Beloved.

mayraa mit ar sakhaa so pareet am bhaa-ee mai dasay har narharee-ai j ee-o. | | 2| |
He alone is a friend, companion, beloved and brot her of mine, who shows me t he way
t o t he Lord, t he Lord of all. | | 2| |


mayree baydan har gur pooraa j aanai.
My illness is known only t o t he Lord and t he Perfect Guru.

ha-o reh na sakaa bin naam vakhaanay.
I cannot cont inue living wit hout chant ing t he Naam.

mai a-ukhaDh mant ar deej ai gur pooray mai har har naam uDhree-ai j ee-o. | | 3| |
So give me t he medicine, t he Mant ra of t he Perfect Guru. Through t he Name of t he
Lord, Har, Har, I am saved. | | 3| |

ham chaat rik deen sat gur sarnaa-ee.
I am j ust a poor song-bird, in t he Sanct uary of t he True Guru,

har har naam boond mukh paa-ee.
who has placed t he Drop of Wat er, t he Lord's Name, Har, Har, in my mout h.

har j alniDh ham j al kay meenay j an naanak j al bin maree-ai j ee-o. | | 4| | 3| |
The Lord is t he Treasure of Wat er; I am j ust a fish in t hat wat er. Wit hout t his Wat er,
servant Nanak would die. | | 4| | 3| |

maaj h mehlaa 4.
Maaj h, Fourt h Mehl:

har j an sant milhu mayray bhaa-ee.
O servant s of t he Lord, O Saint s, O my Siblings of Dest iny, let us j oin t oget her!

mayraa har parabh dashu mai bhukh lagaa-ee.
Show me t he way t o my Lord God-I am so hungry for Him!


mayree sarDhaa poor j agj eevan daat ay mil har darsan man bheej ai j ee-o. | | 1| |
Please reward my fait h, O Life of t he World, O Great Giver. Obt aining t he Blessed
Vision of t he Lord's Darshan, my mind is fulfilled. | | 1| |

mil sat sang bolee har banee.
Joining t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion, I chant t he Bani of t he Lord's Word.

har har kat haa mayrai man bhaanee.
The Sermon of t he Lord, Har, Har, is pleasing t o my mind.

har har amrit har man bhaavai mil sat gur amrit peej ai j ee-o. | | 2| |
The Ambrosial Nect ar of t he Lord's Name, Har, Har, is so sweet t o my mind. Meet ing
t he True Guru, I drink in t his Ambrosial Nect ar. | | 2| |

vadbhaagee har sangat paavahi.
By great good fort une, t he Lord's Congregat ion is found,

bhaagheen bharam chot aa khaaveh.
while t he unfort unat e ones wander around in doubt , enduring painful beat ings.

bin bhaagaa sat sang na labhai bin sangat mail bhareej ai j ee-o. | | 3| |
Wit hout good fort une, t he Sat Sangat is not found; wit hout t his Sangat , people are
st ained wit h filt h and pollut ion. | | 3| |

mai aa-ay milhu j agj eevan pi-aaray.
Come and meet me, O Life of t he World, my Beloved.

har har naam da-i-aa man Dhaaray.
Please bless me wit h Your Mercy, and enshrine Your Name, Har, Har, wit hin my mind.


gurmat naam meet haa man bhaa-i-aa j an naanak naam man bheej ai j ee-o. | | 4| | 4| |
Through t he Guru's Teachings, t he Sweet Name has become pleasing t o my mind.
Servant Nanak's mind is drenched and delight ed wit h t he Naam. | | 4| | 4| |

maaj h mehlaa 4.
Maaj h, Fourt h Mehl:

har gur gi-aan har ras har paa-i-aa.
Through t he Guru, I have obt ained t he Lord's spirit ual wisdom. I have obt ained t he
Sublime Essence of t he Lord.

man har rang raat aa har ras pee-aa-i-aa.
My mind is imbued wit h t he Love of t he Lord; I drink in t he Sublime Essence of t he
Lord.

har har naam mukh har har bolee man har ras t ul t ul pa-udaa j ee-o. | | 1| |
Wit h my mout h, I chant t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har; my mind is filled t o
overflowing wit h t he Sublime Essence of t he Lord. | | 1| |

aavhu sant mai gal maylaa-ee-ai.
Come, O Saint s, and lead me t o my Lord's Embrace.

mayray pareet am kee mai kat haa sunaa-ee-ai.
Recit e t o me t he Sermon of my Beloved.

har kay sant milhu man dayvaa j o gurbaanee mukh cha-udaa j ee-o. | | 2| |
I dedicat e my mind t o t hose Saint s of t he Lord, who chant t he Word of t he Guru's
Bani wit h t heir mout hs. | | 2| |


vadbhaagee har sant milaa-i-aa.
By great good fort une, t he Lord has led me t o meet His Saint .

gur poorai har ras mukh paa-i-aa.
The Perfect Guru has placed t he Sublime Essence of t he Lord int o my mout h.

bhaagheen sat gur nahee paa-i-aa manmukh garabh j oonee nit pa-udaa j ee-o. | | 3| |
The unfort unat e ones do not find t he True Guru; t he self-willed manmukhs cont inually
endure reincarnat ion t hrough t he womb. | | 3| |

aap da-i-aal da-i-aa parabh Dhaaree.
God, t he Merciful, has Himself best owed His Mercy.

mal ha-umai bikhi-aa sabh nivaaree.
He has t ot ally removed t he poisonous pollut ion of egot ism.
!
naanak hat pat an vich kaa
N
-i-aa har lai
N
day gurmukh sa-udaa j ee-o. | | 4| | 5| |
O Nanak, in t he shops of t he cit y of t he human body, t he Gurmukhs buy t he
merchandise of t he Lord's Name. | | 4| | 5| |

maaj h mehlaa 4.
Maaj h, Fourt h Mehl:

ha-o gun govind har naam Dhi-aa-ee.
I medit at e on t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord of t he Universe, and t he Name of t he
Lord.

mil sangat man naam vasaa-ee.
Joining t he Sangat , t he Holy Congregat ion, t he Name comes t o dwell in t he mind.


har parabh agam agochar su-aamee mil sat gur har ras keechai j ee-o. | | 1| |
The Lord God is our Lord and Mast er, I naccessible and Unfat homable. Meet ing t he
True Guru, I enj oy t he Sublime Essence of t he Lord. | | 1| |
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Dhan Dhan har j an j in har parabh j aat aa.
Blessed, blessed are t he humble servant s of t he Lord, who know t he Lord God.

j aa-ay puchhaa j an har kee baat aa.
I go and ask t hose humble servant s about t he Myst eries of t he Lord.

paav malovaa mal mal Dhovaa mil har j an har ras peechai j ee-o. | | 2| |
I wash and massage t heir feet ; j oining wit h t he humble servant s of t he Lord, I drink in
t he Sublime Essence of t he Lord. | | 2| |

sat gur daat ai naam dirhaa-i-aa.
The True Guru, t he Giver, has implant ed t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, wit hin me.

vadbhaagee gur darsan paa-i-aa.
By great good fort une, I have obt ained t he Blessed Vision of t he Guru's Darshan.

amrit ras sach amrit bolee gur poorai amrit leechai j ee-o. | | 3| |
The True Essence is Ambrosial Nect ar; t hrough t he Ambrosial Words of t he Perfect
Guru, t his Amrit is obt ained. | | 3| |

har sat sangat sat purakh milaa-ee-ai.
O Lord, lead me t o t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion, and t he t rue beings.


mil sat sangat har naam Dhi-aa-ee-ai.
Joining t he Sat Sangat , I medit at e on t he Lord's Name.

naanak har kat haa sunee mukh bolee gurmat har naam pareechai j ee-o. | | 4| | 6| |
O Nanak, I list en and chant t he Lord's Sermon; t hrough t he Guru's Teachings, I am
fulfilled by t he Name of t he Lord. | | 4| | 6| |

maaj h mehlaa 4.
Maaj h, Fourt h Mehl:

aavhu bhainay t usee milhu pi-aaree-aa.
Come, dear sist ers-let us j oin t oget her.

j o mayraa pareet am dasay t is kai ha-o vaaree-aa.
I am a sacrifice t o t he one who t ells me of my Beloved.

mil sat sangat laDhaa har saj an ha-o sat gur vit ahu ghumaa-ee-aa j ee-o. | | 1| |
Joining t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion, I have found t he Lord, my Best Friend.
I am a sacrifice t o t he True Guru. | | 1| |

j ah j ah daykhaa t ah t ah su-aamee.
Wherever I look, t here I see my Lord and Mast er.

t oo ghat ghat ravi-aa ant arj aamee.
You are permeat ing each and every heart , O Lord, I nner-knower, Searcher of Heart s.

gur poorai har naal dikhaali-aa ha-o sat gur vit ahu sad vaari-aa j ee-o. | | 2| |
The Perfect Guru has shown me t hat t he Lord is always wit h me. I am forever a
sacrifice t o t he True Guru. | | 2| |


ayko pavan maat ee sabh aykaa sabh aykaa j ot sabaa-ee-aa.
There is only one breat h; all are made of t he same clay; t he light wit hin all is t he
same.

sabh ikaa j ot vart ai bhin bhin na ral-ee kisai dee ralaa-ee-aa.
The One Light pervades all t he many and various beings. This Light int ermingles wit h
t hem, but it is not dilut ed or obscured.

gur parsaadee ik nadree aa-i-aa ha-o sat gur vit ahu vat aa-i-aa j ee-o. | | 3| |
By Guru's Grace, I have come t o see t he One. I am a sacrifice t o t he True Guru. | | 3| |

j an naanak bolai amrit banee.
Servant Nanak speaks t he Ambrosial Bani of t he Word.
!
gursikhaa
N
kai man pi-aaree bhaanee.
I t is dear and pleasing t o t he minds of t he GurSikhs.

updays karay gur sat gur pooraa gur sat gur par-upkaaree-aa j ee-o. | | 4| | 7| |
The Guru, t he Perfect True Guru, shares t he Teachings. The Guru, t he True Guru, is
Generous t o all. | | 4| | 7| |

sat cha-upday mahlay cha-ut hay kay.
Seven Chau-Padas Of The Fourt h Mehl. | |

maaj h mehlaa 5 cha-upday ghar 1.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl, Chau-Padas, First House:

mayraa man lochai gur darsan t aa-ee.
My mind longs for t he Blessed Vision of t he Guru's Darshan.


bilap karay chaat rik kee ni-aa-ee.
I t cries out like t he t hirst y song-bird.
!
t arikhaa na ut rai saa
N
t na aavai bin darsan sant pi-aaray j ee-o. | | 1| |
My t hirst is not quenched, and I can find no peace, wit hout t he Blessed Vision of t he
Beloved Saint . | | 1| |

ha-o gholee j ee-o ghol ghumaa-ee gur darsan sant pi-aaray j ee-o. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t he Blessed Vision of t he Beloved Saint Guru.
| | 1| | Pause| |

t ayraa mukh suhaavaa j ee-o sahj Dhun banee.
Your Face is so Beaut iful, and t he Sound of Your Words impart s int uit ive wisdom.

chir ho-aa daykhay saaringpaanee.
I t is so long since t his rainbird has had even a glimpse of wat er.

Dhan so days j ahaa t oo
N
vasi-aa mayray saj an meet muraaray j ee-o. | | 2| |
Blessed is t hat land where You dwell, O my Friend and I nt imat e Divine Guru. | | 2| |

ha-o gholee ha-o ghol ghumaa-ee gur saj an meet muraaray j ee-o. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I am a sacrifice, I am forever a sacrifice, t o my Friend and I nt imat e Divine Guru.
| | 1| | Pause| |

ik gharhee na milt ay t aa kalij ug hot aa.
When I could not be wit h You for j ust one moment , t he Dark Age of Kali Yuga dawned
for me.


hun kad milee-ai pari-a t uDh bhagvant aa.
When will I meet You, O my Beloved Lord?
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mohi rain na vihaavai need na aavai bin daykhay gur darbaaray j ee-o. | | 3| |
I cannot endure t he night , and sleep does not come, wit hout t he Sight of t he Beloved
Guru's Court . | | 3| |

ha-o gholee j ee-o ghol ghumaa-ee t is sachay gur darbaaray j ee-o. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hat True Court of t he Beloved Guru.
| | 1| | Pause| |

bhaag ho-aa gur sant milaa-i-aa.
By good fort une, I have met t he Saint Guru.

parabh abhinaasee ghar meh paa-i-aa.
I have found t he I mmort al Lord wit hin t he home of my own self.

sayv karee pal chasaa na vichhurhaa j an naanak daas t umaaray j ee-o. | | 4| |
I will now serve You forever, and I shall never be separat ed from You, even for an
inst ant . Servant Nanak is Your slave, O Beloved Mast er. | | 4| |

ha-o gholee j ee-o ghol ghumaa-ee j an naanak daas t umaaray j ee-o. rahaa-o. | | 1| | 8| |
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice; servant Nanak is Your slave, Lord.
| | Pause| | 1| | 8| |

raag maaj h mehlaa 5.
Raag Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:


saa rut suhaavee j it t uDh samaalee.
Sweet is t hat season when I remember You.

so kamm suhaylaa j o t ayree ghaalee.
Sublime is t hat work which is done for You.

so ridaa suhaylaa j it ridai t oo
N
vut haa sabhnaa kay daat aaraa j ee-o. | | 1| |
Blessed is t hat heart in which You dwell, O Giver of all. | | 1| |

t oo
N
saaj haa saahib baap hamaaraa.
You are t he Universal Fat her of all, O my Lord and Mast er.

na-o niDh t ayrai akhut bhandaaraa.
Your nine t reasures are an inexhaust ible st orehouse.

j is t oo
N
deh so t aripat aghaavai so-ee bhagat t umaaraa j ee-o. | | 2| |
Those unt o whom You give are sat isfied and fulfilled; t hey become Your devot ees,
Lord. | | 2| |

sabh ko aasai t ayree bait haa.
All place t heir hopes in You.

ghat ghat ant ar t oo
N
hai vut haa.
You dwell deep wit hin each and every heart .

sabhay saaj heevaal sadaa-in t oo
N
kisai na diseh baahraa j ee-o. | | 3| |
All share in Your Grace; none are beyond You. | | 3| |


t oo
N
aapay gurmukh mukat karaa-ihi.
You Yourself liberat e t he Gurmukhs;

t oo
N
aapay manmukh j anam bhavaa-ihi.
You Yourself consign t he self-willed manmukhs t o wander in reincarnat ion.

naanak daas t ayrai balihaarai sabh t ayraa khayl dasaahraa j ee-o. | | 4| | 2| | 9| |
Slave Nanak is a sacrifice t o You; Your Ent ire Play is self-evident , Lord. | | 4| | 2| | 9| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

anhad vaaj ai sahj suhaylaa.
The Unst ruck Melody resounds and resonat es in peaceful ease.

sabad anand karay sad kaylaa.
I rej oice in t he et ernal bliss of t he Word of t he Shabad.

sahj gufaa meh t aarhee laa-ee aasan ooch savaari-aa j ee-o. | | 1| |
I n t he cave of int uit ive wisdom I sit , absorbed in t he silent t rance of t he Primal Void. I
have obt ained my seat in t he heavens. | | 1| |

fir ghir apunay garih meh aa-i-aa.
Aft er wandering t hrough many ot her homes and houses, I have ret urned t o my own
home,

j o lorheedaa so-ee paa-i-aa.
and I have found what I was longing for.


t aripat aghaa-ay rahi-aa hai sant ahu gur anbha-o purakh dikhaari-aa j ee-o. | | 2| |
I am sat isfied and fulfilled; O Saint s, t he Guru has shown me t he Fearless Lord God.
| | 2| |

aapay raaj an aapay logaa.
He Himself is t he King, and He Himself is t he people.

aap nirbaanee aapay bhogaa.
He Himself is in Nirvaanaa, and He Himself indulges in pleasures.

aapay t akhat bahai sach ni-aa-ee sabh chookee kook pukaari-aa j ee-o. | | 3| |
He Himself sit s on t he t hrone of t rue j ust ice, answering t he cries and prayers of all.
| | 3| |

j ayhaa dit haa mai t ayho kahi-aa.
As I have seen Him, so have I described Him.

t is ras aa-i-aa j in bhayd lahi-aa.
This Sublime Essence comes only t o one who knows t he Myst ery of t he Lord.

j ot ee j ot milee sukh paa-i-aa j an naanak ik pasaari-aa j ee-o. | | 4| | 3| | 10| |
His light merges int o t he Light , and he finds peace. O servant Nanak, t his is all t he
Ext ension of t he One. | | 4| | 3| | 10| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

j it ghar pir sohaag banaa-i-aa.
That house, in which t he soul-bride has married her Husband Lord


t it ghar sakhee-ay mangal gaa-i-aa.
-in t hat house, O my companions, sing t he songs of rej oicing.

anad binod t it ai ghar soheh j o Dhan kant sigaaree j ee-o. | | 1| |
Joy and celebrat ions decorat e t hat house, in which t he Husband Lord has adorned His
soul-bride. | | 1| |

saa gunvant ee saa vadbhaagan.
She is virt uous, and she is very fort unat e;

put arvant ee seelvant sohagan.
she is blessed wit h sons and t ender-heart ed. The happy soul-bride is loved by her
Husband.

roopvant saa sugharh bichkhan j o Dhan kant pi-aaree j ee-o. | | 2| |
She is beaut iful, wise, and clever. That soul-bride is t he beloved of her Husband Lord.
| | 2| |

achaarvant saa-ee parDhaanay.
She is well-mannered, noble and dist inguished.

sabh singaar banay t is gi-aanay.
She is decorat ed and adorned wit h wisdom.

saa kulvant ee saa sabhraa-ee j o pir kai rang savaaree j ee-o. | | 3| |
She is from a most respect ed family; she is t he queen, adorned wit h t he Love of her
Husband Lord. | | 3| |


mahimaa t is kee kahan na j aa-ay.
Her glory cannot be described;

j o pir mayl la-ee ang laa-ay.
she melt s in t he Embrace of her Husband Lord.
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t hir suhaag var agam agochar j an naanak paraym saaDhaaree j ee-o. | | 4| | 4| | 11| |
Her marriage is et ernal; her Husband is I naccessible and I ncomprehensible. O Servant
Nanak, His Love is her only Support . | | 4| | 4| | 11| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

khoj at khoj at darsan chaahay.
I have searched and searched, seeking t he Blessed Vision of His Darshan.

bhaat bhaat ban ban avgaahay.
I t ravelled t hrough all sort s of woods and forest s.

nirgun sargun har har mayraa ko-ee hai j ee-o aan milaavai j ee-o. | | 1| |
My Lord, Har, Har, is bot h absolut e and relat ed, unmanifest and manifest ; is t here
anyone who can come and unit e me wit h Him? | | 1| |

khat saasat bichrat mukh gi-aanaa.
People recit e from memory t he wisdom of t he six schools of philosophy;


pooj aa t ilak t irat h isnaanaa.
t hey perform worship services, wear ceremonial religious marks on t heir foreheads,
and t ake rit ual cleansing bat hs at sacred shrines of pilgrimage.
!
nivlee karam aasan cha-oraaseeh in meh saa
N
t na aavai j ee-o. | | 2| |
They perform t he inner cleansing pract ice wit h wat er and adopt t he eight y-four Yogic
post ures; but st ill, t hey find no peace in any of t hese. | | 2| |

anik barakh kee-ay j ap t aapaa.
They chant and medit at e, pract icing aust ere self-discipline for years and years;

gavan kee-aa Dhart ee bharmaat aa.
t hey wander on j ourneys all over t he eart h;
!
ik khin hirdai saa
N
t na aavai j ogee bahurh bahurh ut h Dhaavai j ee-o. | | 3| |
and yet , t heir heart s are not at peace, even for an inst ant . The Yogi rises up and goes
out , over and over again. | | 3| |

kar kirpaa mohi saaDh milaa-i-aa.
By His Mercy, I have met t he Holy Saint .

man t an seet al Dheeraj paa-i-aa.
My mind and body have been cooled and soot hed; I have been blessed wit h pat ience
and composure.

parabh abhinaasee basi-aa ghat bheet ar har mangal naanak gaavai j ee-o. | | 4| | 5| | 12| |
The I mmort al Lord God has come t o dwell wit hin my heart . Nanak sings t he songs of
j oy t o t he Lord. | | 4| | 5| | 12| |


maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

paarbarahm aprampar dayvaa.
The Supreme Lord God is I nfinit e and Divine;

agam agochar alakh abhayvaa.
He is I naccessible, I ncomprehensible, I nvisible and I nscrut able.

deen da-i-aal gopaal gobindaa har Dhi-aavahu gurmukh gaat ee j ee-o. | | 1| |
Merciful t o t he meek, Sust ainer of t he World, Lord of t he Universe-medit at ing on t he
Lord, t he Gurmukhs find salvat ion. | | 1| |

gurmukh maDhusoodan nist aaray.
The Gurmukhs are emancipat ed by t he Lord.

gurmukh sangee krisan muraaray.
The Lord Krishna becomes t he Gurmukh's Companion.

da-i-aal damodar gurmukh paa-ee-ai horat kit ai na bhaat ee j ee-o. | | 2| |
The Gurmukh finds t he Merciful Lord. He is not found any ot her way. | | 2| |

nirhaaree kaysav nirvairaa.
He does not need t o eat ; His Hair is Wondrous and Beaut iful; He is free of hat e.

kot j anaa j aa kay pooj eh pairaa.
Millions of people worship His Feet .


gurmukh hirdai j aa kai har har so-ee bhagat ikaat ee j ee-o. | | 3| |
He alone is a devot ee, who becomes Gurmukh, whose heart is filled wit h t he Lord,
Har, Har. | | 3| |

amogh darsan bay-ant apaaraa.
Forever fruit ful is t he Blessed Vision of His Darshan; He is I nfinit e and I ncomparable.

vad samrat h sadaa daat aaraa.
He is Awesome and All-powerful; He is forever t he Great Giver.

gurmukh naam j apee-ai t it t aree-ai gat naanak virlee j aat ee j ee-o. | | 4| | 6| | 13| |
As Gurmukh, chant t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, and you shall be carried across.
O Nanak, rare are t hose who know t his st at e! | | 4| | 6| | 13| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

kahi-aa karnaa dit aa lainaa.
As You command, I obey; as You give, I receive.

gareebaa anaat haa t ayraa maanaa.
You are t he Pride of t he meek and t he poor.

sabh kichh t oo
N
hai t oo
N
hai mayray pi-aaray t ayree kudrat ka-o bal j aa-ee j ee-o. | | 1| |
You are everyt hing; You are my Beloved. I am a sacrifice t o Your Creat ive Power. | | 1| |

bhaanai uj harh bhaanai raahaa.
By Your Will, we wander in t he wilderness; by Your Will, we find t he pat h.


bhaanai har gun gurmukh gaavaahaa.
By Your Will, we become Gurmukh and sing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord.

bhaanai bharam bhavai baho j oonee sabh kichh t isai raj aa-ee j ee-o. | | 2| |
By Your Will, we wander in doubt t hrough count less lifet imes. Everyt hing happens by
Your Will. | | 2| |

naa ko moorakh naa ko si-aanaa.
No one is foolish, and no one is clever.

vart ai sabh kichh t ayraa bhaanaa.
Your Will det ermines everyt hing;

agam agochar bay-ant at haahaa t ayree keemat kahan na j aa-ee j ee-o. | | 3| |
You are I naccessible, I ncomprehensible, I nfinit e and Unfat homable. Your Value cannot
be expressed. | | 3| |

khaak sant an kee dayh pi-aaray.
Please bless me wit h t he dust of t he Saint s, O my Beloved.

aa-ay pa-i-aa har t ayrai du-aarai.
I have come and fallen at Your Door, O Lord.

darsan paykhat man aaghaavai naanak milan subhaa-ee j ee-o. | | 4| | 7| | 14| |
Gazing upon t he Blessed Vision of His Darshan, my mind is fulfilled. O Nanak, wit h
nat ural ease, I merge int o Him. | | 4| | 7| | 14| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:


dukh t aday j aa visar j aavai.
They forget t he Lord, and t hey suffer in pain.

bhukh vi-aapai baho biDh Dhaavai.
Afflict ed wit h hunger, t hey run around in all direct ions.

simrat naam sadaa suhaylaa j is dayvai deen da-i-aalaa j ee-o. | | 1| |
Medit at ing in remembrance on t he Naam, t hey are happy forever. The Lord, Merciful
t o t he meek, best ows it upon t hem. | | 1| |

sat gur mayraa vad samrat haa.
My True Guru is absolut ely All-powerful.
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j ee-ay samaalee t aa sabh dukh lat haa.
When I dwell upon Him in my soul, all my sorrows depart .

chint aa rog ga-ee ha-o peerhaa aap karay part ipaalaa j ee-o. | | 2| |
The sickness of anxiet y and t he disease of ego are cured; He Himself cherishes me.
| | 2| |
!
baarik vaa
N
gee ha-o sabh kichh mangaa.
Like a child, I ask for everyt hing.

dayday t ot naahee parabh rangaa.
God is Bount iful and Beaut iful; He never comes up empt y.


pairee pai pai bahut manaa-ee deen da-i-aal gopaalaa j ee-o. | | 3| |
Again and again, I fall at His Feet . He is Merciful t o t he meek, t he Sust ainer of t he
World. | | 3| |

ha-o balihaaree sat gur pooray.
I am a sacrifice t o t he Perfect True Guru,

j in banDhan kaat ay saglay mayray.
who has shat t ered all my bonds.

hirdai naam day nirmal kee-ay naanak rang rasaalaa j ee-o. | | 4| | 8| | 15| |
Wit h t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, in my heart , I have been purified. O Nanak, His
Love has imbued me wit h nect ar. | | 4| | 8| | 15| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

laal gopaal da-i-aal rangeelay.
O my Love, Sust ainer of t he World, Merciful, Loving Lord,

gahir gambheer bay-ant govinday.
Profoundly Deep, I nfinit e Lord of t he Universe,
!
ooch at haah bay-ant su-aamee simar simar ha-o j eevaa
N
j ee-o. | | 1| |
Highest of t he High, Unfat homable, I nfinit e Lord and Mast er: cont inually remembering
You in deep medit at ion, I live. | | 1| |

dukh bhanj an niDhaan amolay.
O Dest royer of pain, Priceless Treasure,


nirbha-o nirvair at haah at olay.
Fearless, free of hat e, Unfat homable, I mmeasurable,
!
akaal moorat aj oonee sambhou man simrat t handhaa t heevaa
N
j ee-o. | | 2| |
of Undying Form, Unborn, Self-illumined: remembering You in medit at ion, my mind is
filled wit h a deep and profound peace. | | 2| |

sadaa sangee har rang gopaalaa.
The Joyous Lord, t he Sust ainer of t he World, is my const ant Companion.

ooch neech karay part ipaalaa.
He cherishes t he high and t he low.
!
naam rasaa-in man t aript aa-in gurmukh amrit peevaa
N
j ee-o. | | 3| |
The Nect ar of t he Name sat isfies my mind. As Gurmukh, I drink in t he Ambrosial
Nect ar. | | 3| |

dukh sukh pi-aaray t uDh Dhi-aa-ee.
I n suffering and in comfort , I medit at e on You, O Beloved.

ayh sumat guroo t ay paa-ee.
I have obt ained t his sublime underst anding from t he Guru.
!
naanak kee Dhar t oo
N
hai t haakur har rang paar pareevaa
N
j ee-o. | | 4| | 9| | 16| |
You are Nanak's Support , O my Lord and Mast er; t hrough Your Love, I swim across t o
t he ot her side. | | 4| | 9| | 16| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:


Dhan so vaylaa j it mai sat gur mili-aa.
Blessed is t hat t ime when I meet t he True Guru.

safal darsan nayt ar paykhat t ari-aa.
Gazing upon t he Fruit ful Vision of His Darshan, I have been saved.

Dhan moorat chasay pal gharhee-aa Dhan so o-ay sanj ogaa j ee-o. | | 1| |
Blessed are t he hours, t he minut es and t he seconds-blessed is t hat Union wit h Him.
| | 1| |

udam karat man nirmal ho-aa.
Making t he effort , my mind has become pure.

har maarag chalat bharam saglaa kho-i-aa.
Walking on t he Lord's Pat h, my doubt s have all been cast out .

naam niDhaan sat guroo sunaa-i-aa mit ga-ay saglay rogaa j ee-o. | | 2| |
The True Guru has inspired me t o hear t he Treasure of t he Naam; all my illness has
been dispelled. | | 2| |

ant ar baahar t ayree banee.
The Word of Your Bani is inside and out side as well.

t uDh aap kat hee t ai aap vakhaanee.
You Yourself chant it , and You Yourself speak it .

gur kahi-aa sabh ayko ayko avar na ko-ee ho-igaa j ee-o. | | 3| |
The Guru has said t hat He is One-All is t he One. There shall never be any ot her. | | 3| |


amrit ras har gur t ay pee-aa.
I drink in t he Lord's Ambrosial Essence from t he Guru;

har painan naam bhoj an t hee-aa.
t he Lord's Name has become my clot hing and food.

naam rang naam choj t amaasay naa-o naanak keenay bhogaa j ee-o. | | 4| | 10| | 17| |
The Name is my delight , t he Name is my play and ent ert ainment . O Nanak, I have
made t he Name my enj oyment . | | 4| | 10| | 17| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:
!
sagal sant an peh vasat ik maa
N
ga-o.
I beg of all t he Saint s: please, give me t he merchandise.

kara-o binant ee maan t i-aaga-o.
I offer my prayers-I have forsaken my pride.

vaar vaar j aa-ee lakh varee-aa dayh sant an kee Dhooraa j ee-o. | | 1| |
I am a sacrifice, hundreds of t housands of t imes a sacrifice, and I pray: please, give
me t he dust of t he feet of t he Saint s. | | 1| |

t um daat ay t um purakh biDhaat ay.
You are t he Giver, You are t he Archit ect of Dest iny.

t um samrat h sadaa sukh-daat ay.
You are All-powerful, t he Giver of Et ernal Peace.


sabh ko t um hee t ay varsaavai a-osar karahu hamaaraa pooraa j ee-o. | | 2| |
You bless everyone. Please bring my life t o fulfillment . | | 2| |

darsan t ayrai bhavan puneet aa.
The body-t emple is sanct ified by t he Blessed Vision of Your Darshan,

aat am garh bikham t inaa hee j eet aa.
and t hus, t he impregnable fort of t he soul is conquered.

t um daat ay t um purakh biDhaat ay t uDh j ayvad avar na sooraa j ee-o. | | 3| |
You are t he Giver, You are t he Archit ect of Dest iny. There is no ot her warrior as great
as You. | | 3| |
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rayn sant an kee mayrai mukh laagee.
I applied t he dust of t he feet of t he Saint s t o my face.

durmat binsee kubuDh abhaagee.
My evil-mindedness disappeared, along wit h my misfort une and false-mindedness.

sach ghar bais rahay gun gaa-ay naanak binsay kooraa j ee-o. | | 4| | 11| | 18| |
I sit in t he t rue home of my self; I sing His Glorious Praises. O Nanak, my falsehood
has vanished! | | 4| | 11| | 18| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:


visar naahee ayvad daat ay.
I shall never forget You-You are such a Great Giver!

kar kirpaa bhagt an sang raat ay.
Please grant Your Grace, and imbue me wit h t he love of devot ional worship.

dinas rain j i-o t uDh Dhi-aa-ee ayhu daan mohi karnaa j ee-o. | | 1| |
I f it pleases You, let me medit at e on You day and night ; please, grant me t his gift !
| | 1| |

maat ee anDhee surat samaa-ee.
I nt o t his blind clay, You have infused awareness.

sabh kichh dee-aa bhalee-aa j aa-ee.
Everyt hing, everywhere which You have given is good.

anad binod choj t amaasay t uDh bhaavai so honaa j ee-o. | | 2| |
Bliss, j oyful celebrat ions, wondrous plays and ent ert ainment -what ever pleases You,
comes t o pass. | | 2| |

j is daa dit aa sabh kichh lainaa.
Everyt hing we receive is a gift from Him

chhat eeh amrit bhoj an khaanaa.
-t he t hirt y-six delicious foods t o eat ,

sayj sukhaalee seet al pavnaa sahj kayl rang karnaa j ee-o. | | 3| |
cozy beds, cooling breezes, peaceful j oy and t he experience of pleasure. | | 3| |


saa buDh deej ai j it visrahi naahee.
Give me t hat st at e of mind, by which I may not forget You.

saa mat deej ai j it t uDh Dhi-aa-ee.
Give me t hat underst anding, by which I may medit at e on You.

saas saas t ayray gun gaavaa ot naanak gur charnaa j ee-o. | | 4| | 12| | 19| |
I sing Your Glorious Praises wit h each and every breat h. Nanak t akes t he Support of
t he Guru's Feet . | | 4| | 12| | 19| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

sifat saalaahan t ayraa hukam raj aa-ee.
To praise You is t o follow Your Command and Your Will.

so gi-aan Dhi-aan j o t uDh bhaa-ee.
That which pleases You is spirit ual wisdom and medit at ion.

so-ee j ap j o parabh j ee-o bhaavai bhaanai poor gi-aanaa j ee-o. | | 1| |
That which pleases God is chant ing and medit at ion; t o be in harmony wit h His Will is
perfect spirit ual wisdom. | | 1| |

amrit naam t ayraa so-ee gaavai. j o saahib t ayrai man bhaavai.
He alone sings Your Ambrosial Naam, who is pleasing t o Your Mind, O my Lord and
Mast er.


t oo
N
sant an kaa sant t umaaray sant saahib man maanaa j ee-o. | | 2| |
You belong t o t he Saint s, and t he Saint s belong t o You. The minds of t he Saint s are
at t uned t o You, O my Lord and Mast er. | | 2| |

t oo
N
sant an kee karahi part ipaalaa.
You cherish and nurt ure t he Saint s.

sant khayleh t um sang gopaalaa.
The Saint s play wit h You, O Sust ainer of t he World.

apunay sant t uDh kharay pi-aaray t oo sant an kay paraanaa j ee-o. | | 3| |
Your Saint s are very dear t o You. You are t he breat h of life of t he Saint s. | | 3| |

un sant an kai mayraa man kurbaanay.
My mind is a sacrifice t o t hose Saint s who know You,

j in t oo
N
j aat aa j o t uDh man bhaanay.
and are pleasing t o Your Mind.

t in kai sang sadaa sukh paa-i-aa har ras naanak t aripat aghaanaa j ee-o. | | 4| | 13| | 20| |
I n t heir company I have found a last ing peace. Nanak is sat isfied and fulfilled wit h t he
Sublime Essence of t he Lord. | | 4| | 13| | 20| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl

t oo
N
j alniDh ham meen t umaaray.
: You are t he Ocean of Wat er, and I am Your fish.


t ayraa naam boond ham chaat rik t ikhhaaray.
Your Name is t he drop of wat er, and I am a t hirst y rainbird.

t umree aas pi-aasaa t umree t um hee sang man leenaa j ee-o. | | 1| |
You are my hope, and You are my t hirst . My mind is absorbed in You. | | 1| |

j i-o baarik pee kheer aghaavai.
Just as t he baby is sat isfied by drinking milk,

j i-o nirDhan Dhan daykh sukh paavai.
and t he poor person is pleased by seeing wealt h,

t arikhaava
N
t j al peevat t handhaa t i-o har sang ih man bheenaa j ee-o. | | 2| |
and t he t hirst y person is refreshed by drinking cool wat er, so is t his mind drenched
wit h delight in t he Lord. | | 2| |

j i-o anDhi-aarai deepak pargaasaa.
Just as t he darkness is lit up by t he lamp,

bhart aa chit vat pooran aasaa.
and t he hopes of t he wife are fulfilled by t hinking about her husband,

mil pareet am j i-o hot anandaa t i-o har rang man rangeenaa j ee-o. | | 3| |
and people are filled wit h bliss upon meet ing t heir beloved, so is my mind imbued wit h
t he Lord's Love. | | 3| |

sant an mo ka-o har maarag paa-i-aa.
The Saint s have set me upon t he Lord's Pat h.


saaDh kirpaal har sang gij haa-i-aa.
By t he Grace of t he Holy Saint , I have been at t uned t o t he Lord.

har hamraa ham har kay daasay naanak sabad guroo sach deenaa j ee-o. | | 4| | 14| | 21| |
The Lord is mine, and I am t he slave of t he Lord. O Nanak, t he Guru has blessed me
wit h t he True Word of t he Shabad. | | 4| | 14| | 21| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

amrit naam sadaa nirmalee-aa.
The Ambrosial Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, is et ernally pure.

sukh-daa-ee dookh bidaaran haree-aa.
The Lord is t he Giver of Peace and t he Dispeller of sorrow.

avar saad chakh saglay daykhay man har ras sabh t ay meet haa j ee-o. | | 1| |
I have seen and t ast ed all ot her flavors, but t o my mind, t he Subt le Essence of t he
Lord is t he sweet est of all. | | 1| |
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j o j o peevai so t aript aavai.
Whoever drinks t his in, is sat isfied.

amar hovai j o naam ras paavai.
Whoever obt ains t he Sublime Essence of t he Naam becomes immort al.


naam niDhaan t iseh paraapat j is sabad guroo man voot haa j ee-o. | | 2| |
The Treasure of t he Naam is obt ained by one whose mind is filled wit h t he Word of
t he Guru's Shabad. | | 2| |

j in har ras paa-i-aa so t aripat aghaanaa.
One who obt ains t he Sublime Essence of t he Lord is sat isfied and fulfilled.

j in har saad paa-i-aa so naahi dulaanaa.
One who obt ains t his Flavor of t he Lord does not waver.

t iseh paraapat har har naamaa j is mast ak bhaageet haa j ee-o. | | 3| |
One who has t his dest iny writ t en on his forehead obt ains t he Name of t he Lord, Har,
Har. | | 3| |

har ikas hat h aa-i-aa varsaanay bahut ayray.
The Lord has come int o t he hands of t he One, t he Guru, who has blessed so many
wit h good fort une.

t is lag mukat bha-ay ghanayray.
At t ached t o Him, a great many have been liberat ed.

naam niDhaanaa gurmukh paa-ee-ai kaho naanak virlee deet haa j ee-o. | | 4| | 15| | 22| |
The Gurmukh obt ains t he Treasure of t he Naam; says Nanak, t hose who see t he Lord
are very rare. | | 4| | 15| | 22| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:


niDh siDh riDh har har har mayrai.
My Lord, Har, Har, Har, is t he nine t reasures, t he supernat ural spirit ual powers of t he
Siddhas, wealt h and prosperit y.

j anam padaarat h gahir gambheerai.
He is t he Deep and Profound Treasure of Life.

laakh kot khusee-aa rang raavai j o gur laagaa paa-ee j ee-o. | | 1| |
Hundreds of t housands, even millions of pleasures and delight s are enj oyed by one
who falls at t he Guru's Feet . | | 1| |

darsan paykhat bha-ay puneet aa.
Gazing upon t he Blessed Vision of His Darshan, all are sanct ified,

sagal uDhaaray bhaa-ee meet aa.
and all family and friends are saved.

agam agochar su-aamee apunaa gur kirpaa t ay sach Dhi-aa-ee j ee-o. | | 2| |
By Guru's Grace, I medit at e on t he I naccessible and Unfat homable True Lord. | | 2| |

j aa ka-o khoj eh sarab upaa-ay.
The One, who is sought by all,

vadbhaagee darsan ko virlaa paa-ay.
only a few, by great good fort une, receive His Darshan.

ooch apaar agochar t haanaa oh mahal guroo daykhaa-ee j ee-o. | | 3| |
His Place is loft y, infinit e and unfat homable; t he Guru has shown me t hat palace. | | 3| |


gahir gambheer amrit naam t ayraa.
Your Ambrosial Name is deep and profound.

mukat bha-i-aa j is ridai vasayraa.
That person is liberat ed, in whose heart You dwell.

gur banDhan t in kay saglay kaat ay j an naanak sahj samaa-ee j ee-o. | | 4| | 16| | 23| |
The Guru cut s away all his bonds; O Servant Nanak, he is absorbed in t he poise of
int uit ive peace. | | 4| | 16| | 23| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

parabh kirpaa t ay har har Dhi-aava-o.
By God's Grace, I medit at e on t he Lord, Har, Har.

parabhoo da-i-aa t ay mangal gaava-o.
By God's Kindness, I sing t he songs of j oy.

oot hat bait hat sovat j aagat har Dhi-aa-ee-ai sagal avradaa j ee-o. | | 1| |
While st anding and sit t ing, while sleeping and while awake, medit at e on t he Lord, all
your life. | | 1| |

naam a-ukhaDh mo ka-o saaDhoo dee-aa.
The Holy Saint has given me t he Medicine of t he Naam.

kilbikh kaat ay nirmal t hee-aa.
My sins have been cut out , and I have become pure.


anad bha-i-aa niksee sabh peeraa sagal binaasay dardaa j ee-o. | | 2| |
I am filled wit h bliss, and all my pains have been t aken away. All my suffering has
been dispelled. | | 2| |

j is kaa ang karay mayraa pi-aaraa.
One who has my Beloved on his side,

so mukt aa saagar sansaaraa.
is liberat ed from t he world-ocean.

sat karay j in guroo pachhaat aa so kaahay ka-o dardaa j ee-o. | | 3| |
One who recognizes t he Guru pract ices Trut h; why should he be afraid? | | 3| |

j ab t ay saaDhoo sangat paa-ay.
Since I found t he company of t he Holy,

gur bhayt at ha-o ga-ee balaa-ay.
and met t he Guru, t he demon of pride has depart ed.

saas saas har gaavai naanak sat gur dhaak lee-aa mayraa parh-daa j ee-o.
| | 4| | 17| | 24| |
Wit h each and every breat h, Nanak sings t he Lord's Praises. The True Guru has
covered my sins. | | 4| | 17| | 24| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

ot pot sayvak sang raat aa.
Through and t hrough, t he Lord is int ermingled wit h His servant .


parabh part ipaalay sayvak sukh-daat a.
God, t he Giver of Peace, cherishes His servant .

paanee pakhaa peesa-o sayvak kai t haakur hee kaa aahar j ee-o. | | 1| |
I carry t he wat er, wave t he fan, and grind t he grain for t he servant of my Lord and
Mast er. | | 1| |

kaat silak parabh sayvaa laa-i-aa.
God has cut t he noose from around my neck; He has placed me in His Service.

hukam saahib kaa sayvak man bhaa-i-aa.
The Lord and Mast er's Command is pleasing t o t he mind of His servant .

so-ee kamaavai j o saahib bhaavai sayvak ant ar baahar maahar j ee-o. | | 2| |
He does t hat which pleases his Lord and Mast er. I nwardly and out wardly, t he servant
knows his Lord. | | 2| |

t oo
N
daanaa t haakur sabh biDh j aaneh.
You are t he All-knowing Lord and Mast er; You know all ways and means.
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t haakur kay sayvak har rang maaneh.
The servant of t he Lord and Mast er enj oys t he Love and Affect ion of t he Lord.

j o kichh t haakur kaa so sayvak kaa sayvak t haakur hee sang j aahar j ee-o. | | 3| |
That which belongs t o t he Lord and Mast er, belongs t o His servant . The servant
becomes dist inguished in associat ion wit h his Lord and Mast er. | | 3| |


apunai t haakur j o pehraa-i-aa.
He, whom t he Lord and Mast er dresses in t he robes of honor,

bahur na laykhaa puchh bulaa-i-aa.
is not called t o answer for his account any longer.

t is sayvak kai naanak kurbaanee so gahir gabheeraa ga-uhar j ee-o. | | 4| | 18| | 25| |
Nanak is a sacrifice t o t hat servant . He is t he pearl of t he deep and unfat homable
Ocean of God. | | 4| | 18| | 25| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

sabh kichh ghar meh baahar naahee.
Everyt hing is wit hin t he home of t he self; t here is not hing beyond.

baahar t olai so bharam bhulaahee.
One who searches out side is deluded by doubt .

gur parsaadee j inee ant ar paa-i-aa so ant ar baahar suhaylaa j ee-o. | | 1| |
By Guru's Grace, one who has found t he Lord wit hin is happy, inwardly and out wardly.
| | 1| |

j him j him varsai amrit Dhaaraa.
Slowly, gent ly, drop by drop, t he st ream of nect ar t rickles down wit hin.

man peevai sun sabad beechaaraa.
The mind drinks it in, hearing and reflect ing on t he Word of t he Shabad.


anad binod karay din raat ee sadaa sadaa har kaylaa j ee-o. | | 2| |
I t enj oys bliss and ecst asy day and night , and plays wit h t he Lord forever and ever.
| | 2| |

j anam j anam kaa vichhurhi-aa mili-aa.
I have now been unit ed wit h t he Lord aft er having been separat ed and cut off from
Him for so many lifet imes;

saaDh kirpaa t ay sookaa hari-aa.
by t he Grace of t he Holy Saint , t he dried-up branches have blossomed fort h again in
t heir greenery.

sumat paa-ay naam Dhi-aa-ay gurmukh ho-ay maylaa j ee-o. | | 3| |
I have obt ained t his sublime underst anding, and I medit at e on t he Naam; as
Gurmukh, I have met t he Lord. | | 3| |

j al t arang j i-o j aleh samaa-i-aa.
As t he waves of wat er merge again wit h t he wat er,

t i-o j ot ee sang j ot milaa-i-aa.
so does my light merge again int o t he Light .

kaho naanak bharam kat ay kivaarhaa bahurh na ho-ee-ai j a-ulaa j ee-o. | | 4| | 19| | 26| |
Says Nanak, t he veil of illusion has been cut away, and I shall not go out wandering
any more. | | 4| | 19| | 26| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:


t is kurbaanee j in t oo
N
suni-aa.
I am a sacrifice t o t hose who have heard of You.

t is balihaaree j in rasnaa bhani-aa.
I am a sacrifice t o t hose whose t ongues speak of You.

vaar vaar j aa-ee t is vit ahu j o man t an t uDh aaraaDhay j ee-o. | | 1| |
Again and again, I am a sacrifice t o t hose who medit at e on You wit h mind and body.
| | 1| |

t is charan pakhaalee j o t ayrai maarag chaalai.
I wash t he feet of t hose who walk upon Your Pat h.

nain nihaalee t is purakh da-i-aalai.
Wit h my eyes, I long t o behold t hose kind people.

man dayvaa t is apunay saaj an j in gur mil so parabh laaDhay j ee-o. | | 2| |
I offer my mind t o t hose friends, who have met t he Guru and found God. | | 2| |

say vadbhaagee j in t um j aanay.
Very fort unat e are t hose who know You.

sabh kai maDhay alipat nirbaanay.
I n t he midst of all, t hey remain det ached and balanced in Nirvaanaa.

saaDh kai sang un bha-oj al t ari-aa sagal doot un saaDhay j ee-o. | | 3| |
I n t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy, t hey cross over t he t errifying world-
ocean, and conquer all t heir evil passions. | | 3| |


t in kee saran pari-aa man mayraa.
My mind has ent ered t heir Sanct uary.

maan t aan t aj moh anDhayraa.
I have renounced my pride in my own st rengt h, and t he darkness of emot ional
at t achment .

naam daan deej ai naanak ka-o t is parabh agam agaaDhay j ee-o. | | 4| | 20| | 27| |
Please bless Nanak wit h t he Gift of t he Naam, t he Name of t he I naccessible and
Unfat homable God. | | 4| | 20| | 27| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

t oo
N
payd saakh t ayree foolee.
You are t he t ree; Your branches have blossomed fort h.

t oo
N
sookham ho-aa ast hoolee.
From t he very small and subt le, You have become huge and manifest .

t oo
N
j alniDh t oo
N
fayn budbudaa t uDh bin avar na bhaalee-ai j ee-o. | | 1| |
You are t he Ocean of Wat er, and You are t he foam and t he bubbles on it s surface. I
cannot see any ot her except You, Lord. | | 1| |

t oo
N
soot manee-ay bhee t oo
N
hai.
You are t he t hread, and You are also t he beads.

t oo
N
gant hee mayr sir t oo
N
hai.
You are t he knot , and You are t he primary bead of t he maalaa.


aad maDh ant parabh so-ee avar na ko-ay dikhaalee-ai j ee-o. | | 2| |
I n t he beginning, in t he middle and in t he end, t here is God. I cannot see any ot her
except You, Lord. | | 2| |

t oo
N
nirgun sargun sukh-daat a.
You t ranscend all qualit ies, and You possess t he supreme qualit ies. You are t he Giver
of peace.

t oo
N
nirbaan rasee-aa rang raat aa.
You are det ached in Nirvaanaa, and You are t he Enj oyer, imbued wit h love.

apnay kart ab aapay j aaneh aapay t uDh samaalee-ai j ee-o. | | 3| |
You Yourself know Your Own Ways; You dwell upon Yourself. | | 3| |

t oo
N
t haakur sayvak fun aapay.
You are t he Mast er, and t hen again, You are t he servant .

t oo
N
gupat pargat parabh aapay.
O God, You Yourself are t he Manifest and t he Unmanifest .

naanak daas sadaa gun gaavai ik bhoree nadar nihaalee-ai j ee-o. | | 4| | 21| | 28| |
Slave Nanak sings Your Glorious Praises forever. Please, j ust for a moment , bless him
wit h Your Glance of Grace. | | 4| | 21| | 28| |
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maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:


safal so banee j it naam vakhaanee.
Blessed are t hose words, by which t he Naam is chant ed.

gur parsaad kinai virlai j aanee.
Rare are t hose who know t his, by Guru's Grace.

Dhan so vaylaa j it har gaavat sunnaa aa-ay t ay parvaanaa j ee-o. | | 1| |
Blessed is t hat t ime when one sings and hears t he Lord's Name. Blessed and approved
is t he coming of such a one. | | 1| |

say nayt ar parvaan j inee darsan paykhaa.
Those eyes which behold t he Blessed Vision of t he Lord's Darshan are approved and
accept ed.

say kar bhalay j inee har j as laykhaa.
Those hands which writ e t he Praises of t he Lord are good.

say charan suhaavay j o har maarag chalay ha-o bal t in sang pachhaanaa j ee-o. | | 2| |
Those feet which walk in t he Lord's Way are beaut iful. I am a sacrifice t o t hat
Congregat ion in which t he Lord is recognized. | | 2| |

sun saaj an mayray meet pi-aaray.
List en, O my beloved friends and companions:

saaDhsang khin maahi uDhaaray.
in t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy, you shall be saved in an inst ant .


kilvikh kaat ho-aa man nirmal mit ga-ay aavan j aanaa j ee-o. | | 3| |
Your sins will be cut out ; your mind will be immaculat e and pure. Your comings and
goings shall cease. | | 3| |

du-ay kar j orh ik bin-o kareej ai.
Wit h my palms pressed t oget her, I offer t his prayer:

kar kirpaa dubdaa pat har leej ai.
please bless me wit h Your Mercy, and save t his sinking st one.

naanak ka-o parabh bha-ay kirpaalaa parabh naanak man bhaanaa j ee-o.
| | 4| | 22| | 29| |
God has become merciful t o Nanak; God is pleasing t o Nanak's mind. | | 4| | 22| | 29| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

amrit banee har har t ayree.
The Word of Your Bani, Lord, is Ambrosial Nect ar.

sun sun hovai param gat mayree.
Hearing it again and again, I am elevat ed t o t he supreme height s.

j alan buj hee seet al ho-ay manoo-aa sat gur kaa darsan paa-ay j ee-o. | | 1| |
The burning wit hin me has been ext inguished, and my mind has been cooled and
soot hed, by t he Blessed Vision of t he True Guru. | | 1| |

sookh bha-i-aa dukh door paraanaa.
Happiness is obt ained, and sorrow runs far away,


sant rasan har naam vakhaanaa.
when t he Saint s chant t he Lord's Name.

j al t hal neer bharay sar subhar birt haa ko-ay na j aa-ay j ee-o. | | 2| |
The sea, t he dry land, and t he lakes are filled wit h t he Wat er of t he Lord's Name; no
place is left empt y. | | 2| |

da-i-aa Dhaaree t in sirj anhaaray.
The Creat or has showered His Kindness;

j ee-a j ant saglay part ipaaray.
He cherishes and nurt ures all beings and creat ures.

miharvaan kirpaal da-i-aalaa saglay t aripat aghaa-ay j ee-o. | | 3| |
He is Merciful, Kind and Compassionat e. All are sat isfied and fulfilled t hrough Him.
| | 3| |

van t arin t aribhavan keet on hari-aa.
The woods, t he meadows and t he t hree worlds are rendered green.

karanhaar khin bheet ar kari-aa.
The Doer of all did t his in an inst ant .

gurmukh naanak t isai araaDhay man kee aas puj aa-ay j ee-o. | | 4| | 23| | 30| |
As Gurmukh, Nanak medit at es on t he One who fulfills t he desires of t he mind.
| | 4| | 23| | 30| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:


t oo
N
mayraa pit aa t oo
N
hai mayraa maat aa.
You are my Fat her, and You are my Mot her.

t oo
N
mayraa banDhap t oo
N
mayraa bharaat aa.
You are my Relat ive, and You are my Brot her.

t oo
N
mayraa raakhaa sabhnee t haa-ee t aa bha-o kayhaa kaarhaa j ee-o. | | 1| |
You are my Prot ect or everywhere; why should I feel any fear or anxiet y? | | 1| |

t umree kirpaa t ay t uDh pachhaanaa.
By Your Grace, I recognize You.

t oo
N
mayree ot t oo
N
hai mayraa maanaa.
You are my Shelt er, and You are my Honor.

t uj h bin dooj aa avar na ko-ee sabh t ayraa khayl akhaarhaa j ee-o. | | 2| |
Wit hout You, t here is no ot her; t he ent ire Universe is t he Arena of Your Play. | | 2| |

j ee-a j ant sabh t uDh upaa-ay.
You have creat ed all beings and creat ures.

j it j it bhaanaa t it t it laa-ay.
As it pleases You, You assign t asks t o one and all.

sabh kichh keet aa t ayraa hovai naahee kichh asaarhaa j ee-o. | | 3| |
All t hings are Your Doing; we can do not hing ourselves. | | 3| |


naam Dhi-aa-ay mahaa sukh paa-i-aa.
Medit at ing on t he Naam, I have found great peace.

har gun gaa-ay mayraa man seet laa-i-aa.
Singing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord, my mind is cooled and soot hed.

gur poorai vaj ee vaaDhaa-ee naanak j it aa bikhaarhaa j ee-o. | | 4| | 24| | 31| |
Through t he Perfect Guru, congrat ulat ions are pouring in-Nanak is vict orious on t he
arduous bat t lefield of life! | | 4| | 24| | 31| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

j ee-a paraan parabh maneh aDhaaraa.
God is t he Breat h of Life of my soul, t he Support of my mind.

bhagat j eeveh gun gaa-ay apaaraa.
His devot ees live by singing t he Glorious Praises of t he I nfinit e Lord.

gun niDhaan amrit har naamaa har Dhi-aa-ay Dhi-aa-ay sukh paa-i-aa j ee-o. | | 1| |
The Ambrosial Name of t he Lord is t he Treasure of Excellence. Medit at ing, medit at ing
on t he Lord's Name, I have found peace. | | 1| |

mansaa Dhaar j o ghar t ay aavai.
One whose heart 's desires lead him from his own home,

saaDhsang j anam maran mit aavai.
t o t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy, shall be rid of t he cycle of birt h and
deat h.

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aas manorat h pooran hovai bhayt at gur darsaa-i-aa j ee-o. | | 2| |
His hopes and desires are fulfilled, when he gains t he Blessed Vision of t he Guru's
Darshan. | | 2| |

agam agochar kichh mit nahee j aanee.
The limit s of t he I naccessible and Unfat homable Lord cannot be known.

saaDhik siDh Dhi-aavahi gi-aanee.
The seekers, t he Siddhas, t hose beings of miraculous spirit ual powers, and t he
spirit ual t eachers, all medit at e on Him.

khudee mit ee chookaa bholaavaa gur man hee meh paragt aa-i-aa j ee-o. | | 3| |
Thus, t heir egos are erased, and t heir doubt s are dispelled. The Guru has enlight ened
t heir minds. | | 3| |

anad mangal kali-aan niDhaanaa.
Which is t he Treasure of bliss, j oy, salvat ion,

sookh sahj har naam vakhaanaa.
int uit ive peace and poise; I chant t he Name of t hat Lord.

ho-ay kirpaal su-aamee apnaa naa-o naanak ghar meh aa-i-aa j ee-o. | | 4| | 25| | 32| |
When my Lord and Mast er blessed me wit h His Mercy, O Nanak, t hen His Name
ent ered t he home of my mind. | | 4| | 25| | 32| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:


sun sun j eevaa so-ay t umaaree.
Hearing of You, I live.

t oo
N
pareet am t haakur at bhaaree.
You are my Beloved, my Lord and Mast er, Ut t erly Great .
`
t umray kart ab t um hee j aanhu t umree ot gopaalaa j ee-o. | | 1| |
You alone know Your Ways; I grasp Your Support , Lord of t he World. | | 1| |

gun gaavat man hari-aa hovai.
Singing Your Glorious Praises, my mind is rej uvenat ed.

kat haa sunat mal saglee khovai.
Hearing Your Sermon, all filt h is removed.

bhayt at sang saaDh sant an kai sadaa j apa-o da-i-aalaa j ee-o. | | 2| |
Joining t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy, I medit at e forever on t he Merciful
Lord. | | 2| |

parabh apunaa saas saas samaara-o.
I dwell on my God wit h each and every breat h.

ih mat gur parsaad man Dhaara-o.
This underst anding has been implant ed wit hin my mind, by Guru's Grace.

t umree kirpaa t ay ho-ay pargaasaa sarab ma-i-aa part ipaalaa j ee-o. | | 3| |
By Your Grace, t he Divine Light has dawned. The Merciful Lord cherishes everyone.
| | 3| |


sat sat sat parabh so-ee.
True, True, True is t hat God.

sadaa sadaa sad aapay ho-ee.
Forever, forever and ever, He Himself is.

chalit t umaaray pargat pi-aaray daykh naanak bha-ay nihaalaa j ee-o. | | 4| | 26| | 33| |
Your Playful Ways are revealed, O my Beloved. Beholding t hem, Nanak is enrapt ured.
| | 4| | 26| | 33| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

hukmee varsan laagay mayhaa.
By His Command, t he rain begins t o fall.

saaj an sant mil naam j apayhaa.
The Saint s and friends have met t o chant t he Naam.
!
seet al saa
N
t sahj sukh paa-i-aa t haadh paa-ee parabh aapay j ee-o. | | 1| |
Serene t ranquilit y and peaceful ease have come; God Himself has brought a deep and
profound peace. | | 1| |

sabh kichh bahut o bahut upaa-i-aa.
God has produced everyt hing in great abundance.

kar kirpaa parabh sagal raj aa-i-aa.
Grant ing His Grace, God has sat isfied all.


daat karahu mayray daat aaraa j ee-a j ant sabh Dharaapay j ee-o. | | 2| |
Bless us wit h Your Gift s, O my Great Giver. All beings and creat ures are sat isfied. | | 2| |

sachaa saahib sachee naa-ee.
True is t he Mast er, and True is His Name.

gur parsaad t is sadaa Dhi-aa-ee.
By Guru's Grace, I medit at e forever on Him.

j anam maran bhai kaat ay mohaa binsay sog sant aapay j ee-o. | | 3| |
The fear of birt h and deat h has been dispelled; emot ional at t achment , sorrow and
suffering have been erased. | | 3| |

saas saas naanak saalaahay.
Wit h each and every breat h, Nanak praises t he Lord.

simrat naam kaat ay sabh faahay.
Medit at ing in remembrance on t he Name, all bonds are cut away.

pooran aas karee khin bheet ar har har har gun j aapay j ee-o. | | 4| | 27| | 34| |
One's hopes are fulfilled in an inst ant , chant ing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord, Har,
Har, Har. | | 4| | 27| | 34| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

aa-o saaj an sant meet pi-aaray.
Come, dear friends, Saint s and companions:


mil gaavah gun agam apaaray.
let us j oin t oget her and sing t he Glorious Praises of t he I naccessible and I nfinit e Lord.

gaavat sunat sabhay hee mukt ay so Dhi-aa-ee-ai j in ham kee-ay j ee-o. | | 1| |
Those who sing and hear t hese praises are liberat ed, so let us medit at e on t he One
who creat ed us. | | 1| |

j anam j anam kay kilbikh j aaveh.
The sins of count less incarnat ions depart ,

man chinday say-ee fal paavahi.
and we receive t he fruit s of t he mind's desires.

simar saahib so sach su-aamee rij ak sabhas ka-o dee-ay j ee-o. | | 2| |
So medit at e on t hat Lord, our True Lord and Mast er, who gives sust enance t o all. | | 2| |

naam j apat sarab sukh paa-ee-ai.
Chant ing t he Naam, all pleasures are obt ained.

sabh bha-o binsai har har Dhi-aa-ee-ai.
All fears are erased, medit at ing on t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har.

j in sayvi-aa so paargiramee kaaraj saglay t hee-ay j ee-o. | | 3| |
One who serves t he Lord swims across t o t he ot her side, and all his affairs are
resolved. | | 3| |

aa-ay pa-i-aa t ayree sarnaa-ee.
I have come t o Your Sanct uary;


j i-o bhaavai t i-o laihi milaa-ee.
if it pleases You, unit e me wit h You.
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kar kirpaa parabh bhagt ee laavhu sach naanak amrit pee-ay j ee-o. | | 4| | 28| | 35| |
Shower Your Mercy upon me, God; let me be commit t ed t o devot ional worship. Nanak
drinks in t he Ambrosial Nect ar of Trut h. | | 4| | 28| | 35| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

bha-ay kirpaal govind gusaa-ee.
The Lord of t he Universe, t he Support of t he eart h, has become Merciful;

maygh varsai sabhnee t haa-ee.
t he rain is falling everywhere.

deen da-i-aal sadaa kirpaalaa t haadh paa-ee kart aaray j ee-o. | | 1| |
He is Merciful t o t he meek, always Kind and Gent le; t he Creat or has brought cooling
relief. | | 1| |

apunay j ee-a j ant part ipaaray.
He cherishes all His beings and creat ures,

j i-o baarik maat aa sammaaray.
as t he mot her cares for her children.


dukh bhanj an sukh saagar su-aamee dayt sagal aahaaray j ee-o. | | 2| |
The Dest royer of pain, t he Ocean of Peace, t he Lord and Mast er gives sust enance t o
all. | | 2| |

j al t hal poor rahi-aa miharvaanaa.
The Merciful Lord is t ot ally pervading and permeat ing t he wat er and t he land.

sad balihaar j aa-ee-ai kurbaanaa.
I am forever devot ed, a sacrifice t o Him.

rain dinas t is sadaa Dhi-aa-ee j e khin meh sagal uDhaaray j ee-o. | | 3| |
Night and day, I always medit at e on Him; in an inst ant , He saves all. | | 3| |

raakh lee-ay saglay parabh aapay.
God Himself prot ect s all;

ut ar ga-ay sabh sog sant aapay.
He drives out all sorrow and suffering.

naam j apat man t an haree-aaval parabh naanak nadar nihaaray j ee-o. | | 4| | 29| | 36| |
Chant ing t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, t he mind and body are rej uvenat ed. O
Nanak, God has best owed His Glance of Grace. | | 4| | 29| | 36| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

j it hai naam j apee-ai parabh pi-aaray.
Where t he Naam, t he Name of God t he Beloved is chant ed


say ast hal so-in cha-ubaaray.
-t hose barren places become mansions of gold.

j it hai naam na j apee-ai mayray go-idaa say-ee nagar uj aarhee j ee-o. | | 1| |
Where t he Naam, t he Name of my Lord of t he Universe is not chant ed-t hose t owns
are like t he barren wilderness. | | 1| |

har rukhee rot ee khaa-ay samaalay.
One who medit at es as he eat s dry bread,

har ant ar baahar nadar nihaalay.
sees t he Blessed Lord inwardly and out wardly.

khaa-ay khaa-ay karay badfailee j aan visoo kee vaarhee j ee-o. | | 2| |
Know t his well, t hat one who eat s and eat s while pract icing evil, is like a field of
poisonous plant s. | | 2| |

sant aa sayt ee rang na laa-ay.
One who does not feel love for t he Saint s,

saakat sang vikram kamaa-ay.
misbehaves in t he company of t he wicked shaakt as, t he fait hless cynics;

dulabh dayh kho-ee agi-aanee j arh apunee aap upaarhee j ee-o. | | 3| |
he wast es t his human body, so difficult t o obt ain. I n his ignorance, he t ears up his
own root s. | | 3| |

t ayree saran mayray deen da-i-aalaa.
I seek Your Sanct uary, O my Lord, Merciful t o t he meek,


sukh saagar mayray gur gopaalaa.
Ocean of Peace, my Guru, Sust ainer of t he world.

kar kirpaa naanak gun gaavai raakho saram asaarhee j ee-o. | | 4| | 30| | 37| |
Shower Your Mercy upon Nanak, t hat he may sing Your Glorious Praises; please,
preserve my honor. | | 4| | 30| | 37| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

charan t haakur kay ridai samaanay.
I cherish in my heart t he Feet of my Lord and Mast er.

kal kalays sabh door pa-i-aanay.
All my t roubles and sufferings have run away.
!
saa
N
t sookh sahj Dhun upj ee saaDhoo sang nivaasaa j ee-o. | | 1| |
The music of int uit ive peace, poise and t ranquilit y wells up wit hin; I dwell in t he Saadh
Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy. | | 1| |

laagee pareet na t oot ai moolay.
The bonds of love wit h t he Lord are never broken.

har ant ar baahar rahi-aa bharpooray.
The Lord is t ot ally permeat ing and pervading inside and out .

simar simar simar gun gaavaa kaat ee j am kee faasaa j ee-o. | | 2| |
Medit at ing, medit at ing, medit at ing in remembrance on Him, singing His Glorious
Praises, t he noose of deat h is cut away. | | 2| |


amrit varkhai anhad banee.
The Ambrosial Nect ar, t he Unst ruck Melody of Gurbani rains down cont inually;
!
man t an ant ar saa
N
t samaanee.
deep wit hin my mind and body, peace and t ranquilit y have come.

t aripat aghaa-ay rahay j an t ayray sat gur kee-aa dilaasaa j ee-o. | | 3| |
Your humble servant s remain sat isfied and fulfilled, and t he True Guru blesses t hem
wit h encouragement and comfort . | | 3| |

j is kaa saa t is t ay fal paa-i-aa.
We are His, and from Him, we receive our rewards.

kar kirpaa parabh sang milaa-i-aa.
Showering His Mercy upon us, God has unit ed us wit h Him.

aavan j aan rahay vadbhaagee naanak pooran aasaa j ee-o. | | 4| | 31| | 38| |
Our comings and goings have ended, and t hrough great good fort une, O Nanak, our
hopes are fulfilled. | | 4| | 31| | 38| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

meehu pa-i-aa parmaysar paa-i-aa.
The rain has fallen; I have found t he Transcendent Lord God.

j ee-a j ant sabh sukhee vasaa-i-aa.
All beings and creat ures dwell in peace.


ga-i-aa kalays bha-i-aa sukh saachaa har har naam samaalee j ee-o. | | 1| |
Suffering has been dispelled, and t rue happiness has dawned, as we medit at e on t he
Name of t he Lord, Har, Har. | | 1| |

j is kay say t in hee part ipaaray.
The One, t o whom we belong, cherishes and nurt ures us.

paarbarahm parabh bha-ay rakhvaaray.
The Supreme Lord God has become our Prot ect or.

sunee baynant ee t haakur mayrai pooran ho-ee ghaalee j ee-o. | | 2| |
My Lord and Mast er has heard my prayer; my effort s have been rewarded. | | 2| |
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sarab j ee-aa ka-o dayvanhaaraa.
He is t he Giver of all souls.

gur parsaadee nadar nihaaraa.
By Guru's Grace, He blesses us wit h His Glance of Grace.

j al t hal mahee-al sabh t aript aanay saaDhoo charan pakhaalee j ee-o. | | 3| |
The beings in t he wat er, on t he land and in t he sky are all sat isfied; I wash t he Feet of
t he Holy. | | 3| |

man kee ichh puj aavanhaaraa.
He is t he Fulfiller of t he desires of t he mind.


sadaa sadaa j aa-ee balihaaraa.
Forever and ever, I am a sacrifice t o Him.

naanak daan kee-aa dukh bhanj an rat ay rang rasaalee j ee-o. | | 4| | 32| | 39| |
O Nanak, t he Dest royer of pain has given t his Gift ; I am imbued wit h t he Love of t he
Delight ful Lord. | | 4| | 32| | 39| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

man t an t ayraa Dhan bhee t ayraa.
Mind and body are Yours; all wealt h is Yours.

t oo
N
t haakur su-aamee parabh mayraa.
You are my God, my Lord and Mast er.

j ee-o pind sabh raas t umaaree t ayraa j or gopaalaa j ee-o. | | 1| |
Body and soul and all riches are Yours. Yours is t he Power, O Lord of t he World. | | 1| |

sadaa sadaa t oo
N
hai sukh-daa-ee.
Forever and ever, You are t he Giver of Peace.

niv niv laagaa t ayree paa-ee.
I bow down and fall at Your Feet .

kaar kamaavaa j ay t uDh bhaavaa j aa t oo
N
deh da-i-aalaa j ee-o. | | 2| |
I act as it pleases You, as You cause me t o act , Kind and Compassionat e Dear Lord.
| | 2| |


parabh t um t ay lahnaa t oo
N
mayraa gahnaa.
O God, from You I receive; You are my decorat ion.

j o t oo
N
deh so-ee sukh sahnaa.
What ever You give me, brings me happiness.

j it hai rakheh baiku
N
t h t it haa-ee t oo
N
sabhnaa kay part ipaalaa j ee-o. | | 3| |
Wherever You keep me, is heaven. You are t he Cherisher of all. | | 3| |

simar simar naanak sukh paa-i-aa.
Medit at ing, medit at ing in remembrance, Nanak has found peace.

aat h pahar t ayray gun gaa-i-aa.
Twent y-four hours a day, I sing Your Glorious Praises.

sagal manorat h pooran ho-ay kaday na ho-ay dukhaalaa j ee-o. | | 4| | 33| | 40| |
All my hopes and desires are fulfilled; I shall never again suffer sorrow. | | 4| | 33| | 40| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

paarbarahm parabh maygh pat haa-i-aa.
The Supreme Lord God has unleashed t he rain clouds.

j al t hal mahee-al dah dis varsaa-i-aa.
Over t he sea and over t he land-over all t he eart h's surface, in all direct ions, He has
brought t he rain.

!
saa
N
t bha-ee buj hee sabh t arisnaa anad bha-i-aa sabh t haa-ee j ee-o. | | 1| |
Peace has come, and t he t hirst of all has been quenched; t here is j oy and ecst asy
everywhere. | | 1| |

sukh-daat a dukh bha
N
j anhaaraa.
He is t he Giver of Peace, t he Dest royer of pain.

aapay bakhas karay j ee-a saaraa.
He gives and forgives all beings.

apnay keet ay no aap part ipaalay pa-i pairee t iseh manaa-ee j ee-o. | | 2| |
He Himself nurt ures and cherishes His Creat ion. I fall at His Feet and surrender t o
Him. | | 2| |

j aa kee saran pa-i-aa gat paa-ee-ai.
Seeking His Sanct uary, salvat ion is obt ained.

saas saas har naam Dhi-aa-ee-ai.
Wit h each and every breat h, I medit at e on t he Lord's Name.

t is bin hor na dooj aa t haakur sabh t isai kee-aa j aa-ee j ee-o. | | 3| |
Wit hout Him, t here is no ot her Lord and Mast er. All places belong t o Him. | | 3| |

t ayraa maan t aan parabh t ayraa.
Yours is t he Honor, God, and Yours is t he Power.

t oo
N
sachaa saahib gunee gahayraa.
You are t he True Lord and Mast er, t he Ocean of Excellence.


naanak daas kahai baynant ee aat h pahar t uDh Dhi-aa-ee j ee-o. | | 4| | 34| | 41| |
Servant Nanak ut t ers t his prayer: may I medit at e on You t went y-four hours a day.
| | 4| | 34| | 41| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

sabhay sukh bha-ay parabh t ut hay.
All happiness comes, when God is pleased.

gur pooray kay charan man vut hay.
The Feet of t he Perfect Guru dwell in my mind.

sahj samaaDh lagee liv ant ar so ras so-ee j aanai j ee-o. | | 1| |
I am int uit ively absorbed in t he st at e of Samaadhi deep wit hin. God alone knows t his
sweet pleasure. | | 1| |

agam agochar saahib mayraa.
My Lord and Mast er is I naccessible and Unfat homable.

ghat ghat ant ar vart ai nayraa.
Deep wit hin each and every heart , He dwells near and close at hand.

sadaa alipat j ee-aa kaa daat aa ko virlaa aap pachhaanai j ee-o. | | 2| |
He is always det ached; He is t he Giver of souls. How rare is t hat person who
underst ands his own self. | | 2| |

parabh milnai kee ayh neesaanee.
This is t he sign of union wit h God:


man iko sachaa hukam pachhaanee.
in t he mind, t he Command of t he True Lord is recognized.

sahj sant okh sadaa t aript aasay anad khasam kai bhaanai j ee-o. | | 3| |
I nt uit ive peace and poise, cont ent ment , enduring sat isfact ion and bliss come t hrough
t he Pleasure of t he Mast er's Will. | | 3| |

hat hee dit ee parabh dayvanhaarai.
God, t he Great Giver, has given me His Hand.

j anam maran rog sabh nivaaray.
He has erased all t he sickness of birt h and deat h.

naanak daas kee-ay parabh apunay har keert an rang maanay j ee-o. | | 4| | 35| | 42| |
O Nanak, t hose whom God has made His slaves, rej oice in t he pleasure of singing t he
Kirt an of t he Lord's Praises. | | 4| | 35| | 42| |
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maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

keenee da-i-aa gopaal gusaa-ee.
The Life of t he World, t he Sust ainer of t he Eart h, has showered His Mercy;

gur kay charan vasay man maahee.
t he Guru's Feet have come t o dwell wit hin my mind.


angeekaar kee-aa t in kart ai dukh kaa dayraa dhaahi-aa j ee-o. | | 1| |
The Creat or has made me His Own. He has dest royed t he cit y of sorrow. | | 1| |

man t an vasi-aa sachaa so-ee.
The True One abides wit hin my mind and body;

bikh-rhaa t haan na disai ko-ee.
no place seems difficult t o me now.

doot dusman sabh saj an ho-ay ayko su-aamee aahi-aa j ee-o. | | 2| |
All t he evil-doers and enemies have now become my friends. I long only for my Lord
and Mast er. | | 2| |

j o kichh karay so aapay aapai.
What ever He does, He does all by Himself.

buDh si-aanap kichhoo na j aapai.
No one can know His Ways.

aapni-aa sant aa no aap sahaa-ee parabh bharam bhulaavaa laahi-aa j ee-o. | | 3| |
He Himself is t he Helper and Support of His Saint s. God has cast out my doubt s and
delusions. | | 3| |

charan kamal j an kaa aaDhaaro.
His Lot us Feet are t he Support of His humble servant s.

aat h pahar raam naam vaapaaro.
Twent y-four hours a day, t hey deal in t he Name of t he Lord.


sahj anand gaavahi gun govind parabh naanak sarab samaahi-aa j ee-o. | | 4| | 36| | 43| |
I n peace and pleasure, t hey sing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord of t he Universe. O
Nanak, God is permeat ing everywhere. | | 4| | 36| | 43| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

so sach mandar j it sach Dhi-aa-ee-ai.
True is t hat t emple, wit hin which one medit at es on t he True Lord.

so ridaa suhaylaa j it har gun gaa-ee-ai.
Blessed is t hat heart , wit hin which t he Lord's Glorious Praises are sung.

saa Dharat suhaavee j it vaseh har j an sachay naam vit ahu kurbaano j ee-o. | | 1| |
Beaut iful is t hat land, where t he Lord's humble servant s dwell. I am a sacrifice t o t he
True Name. | | 1| |

sach vadaa-ee keem na paa-ee.
The ext ent of t he True Lord's Great ness cannot be known.

kudrat karam na kahnaa j aa-ee.
His Creat ive Power and His Bount ies cannot be described.

Dhi-aa-ay Dhi-aa-ay j eeveh j an t ayray sach sabad man maano j ee-o. | | 2| |
Your humble servant s live by medit at ing, medit at ing on You. Their minds t reasure t he
True Word of t he Shabad. | | 2| |

sach saalaahan vadbhaagee paa-ee-ai.
The Praises of t he True One are obt ained by great good fort une.


gur parsaadee har gun gaa-ee-ai.
By Guru's Grace, t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord are sung.

rang rat ay t ayrai t uDh bhaaveh sach naam neesaano j ee-o. | | 3| |
Those who are imbued wit h Your Love are pleasing t o You. The True Name is t heir
Banner and I nsignia. | | 3| |

sachay ant na j aanai ko-ee.
No one knows t he limit s of t he True Lord.

t haan t hanant ar sachaa so-ee.
I n all places and int erspaces, t he True One is pervading.

naanak sach Dhi-aa-ee-ai sad hee ant arj aamee j aano j ee-o. | | 4| | 37| | 44| |
O Nanak, medit at e forever on t he True One, t he Searcher of heart s, t he Knower of all.
| | 4| | 37| | 44| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

rain suhaavarhee dinas suhaylaa.
Beaut iful is t he night , and beaut iful is t he day,

j ap amrit naam sat sang maylaa.
when one j oins t he Societ y of t he Saint s and chant s t he Ambrosial Naam.

gharhee moorat simrat pal vanj ahi j eevan safal t it haa-ee j ee-o. | | 1| |
I f you remember t he Lord in medit at ion for a moment , even for an inst ant , t hen your
life will become fruit ful and prosperous. | | 1| |


simrat naam dokh sabh laat hay.
Remembering t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, all sinful mist akes are erased.

ant ar baahar har parabh saat hay.
I nwardly and out wardly, t he Lord God is always wit h us.

bhai bha-o bharam kho-i-aa gur poorai daykhaa sabhnee j aa-ee j ee-o. | | 2| |
Fear, dread and doubt have been dispelled by t he Perfect Guru; now, I see God
everywhere. | | 2| |

parabh samrat h vad ooch apaaraa.
God is All-powerful, Vast , Loft y and I nfinit e.

na-o niDh naam bharay bhandaaraa.
The Naam is overflowing wit h t he nine t reasures.

aad ant maDh parabh so-ee dooj aa lavai na laa-ee j ee-o. | | 3| |
I n t he beginning, in t he middle, and in t he end, t here is God. Not hing else even comes
close t o Him. | | 3| |

kar kirpaa mayray deen da-i-aalaa.
Take pit y on me, O my Lord, Merciful t o t he meek.

j aachik j aachai saaDh ravaalaa.
I am a beggar, begging for t he dust of t he feet of t he Holy.

deh daan naanak j an maagai sadaa sadaa har Dhi-aa-ee j ee-o. | | 4| | 38| | 45| |
Servant Nanak begs for t his gift : let me medit at e on t he Lord, forever and ever.
| | 4| | 38| | 45| |


maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

ait hai t oo
N
hai aagai aapay.
You are here, and You are hereaft er.

j ee-a j ant ar sabh t ayray t haapay.
All beings and creat ures were creat ed by You.

t uDh bin avar na ko-ee kart ay mai Dhar ot t umaaree j ee-o. | | 1| |
Wit hout You, t here is no ot her, O Creat or. You are my Support and my Prot ect ion.
| | 1| |

rasnaa j ap j ap j eevai su-aamee.
The t ongue lives by chant ing and medit at ing on t he Lord's Name.

paarbarahm parabh ant arj aamee.
The Supreme Lord God is t he I nner-knower, t he Searcher of heart s.

j in sayvi-aa t in hee sukh paa-i-aa so j anam na j oo-ai haaree j ee-o. | | 2| |
Those who serve t he Lord find peace; t hey do not lose t heir lives in t he gamble. | | 2| |

naam avkhaDh j in j an t ayrai paa-i-aa.
Your humble servant , who obt ains t he Medicine of t he Naam,

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j anam j anam kaa rog gavaa-i-aa.
is rid of t he illnesses of count less lifet imes and incarnat ions.

har keert an gaavhu din raat ee safal ayhaa hai kaaree j ee-o. | | 3| |
So sing t he Kirt an of t he Lord's Praises, day and night . This is t he most fruit ful
occupat ion. | | 3| |

darisat Dhaar apnaa daas savaari-aa.
Best owing His Glance of Grace, He has adorned His slave.

ghat ghat ant ar paarbarahm namaskaari-aa.
Deep wit hin each and every heart , t he Supreme Lord is humbly worshipped.

ikas vin hor dooj aa naahee baabaa naanak ih mat saaree j ee-o. | | 4| | 39| | 46| |
Wit hout t he One, t here is no ot her at all. O Baba Nanak, t his is t he most excellent
wisdom. | | 4| | 39| | 46| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

man t an rat aa raam pi-aaray.
My mind and body are imbued wit h love for t he Lord.

sarbas deej ai apnaa vaaray.
I sacrifice everyt hing for Him.


aat h pahar govind gun gaa-ee-ai bisar na ko-ee saasaa j ee-o. | | 1| |
Twent y-four hours a day, sing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord of t he Universe. Do not
forget Him, for even one breat h. | | 1| |

so-ee saaj an meet pi-aaraa.
He is a companion, a friend, and a beloved of mine,

raam naam saaDhsang beechaaraa.
who reflect s upon t he Lord's Name, in t he Company of t he Holy.

saaDhoo sang t areej ai saagar kat ee-ai j am kee faasaa j ee-o. | | 2| |
I n t he Saadh Sangat , t he Company of t he Holy, cross over t he world-ocean, and t he
noose of deat h shall be cut away. | | 2| |

chaar padaarat h har kee sayvaa.
The four cardinal blessings are obt ained by serving t he Lord.

paarj aat j ap alakh abhayvaa.
The Elysian Tree, t he source of all blessings, is medit at ion on t he Unseen and
Unknowable Lord.

kaam kroDh kilbikh gur kaat ay pooran ho-ee aasaa j ee-o. | | 3| |
The Guru has cut out t he sinful mist akes of sexual desire and anger, and my hopes
have been fulfilled. | | 3| |

pooran bhaag bha-ay j is paraanee.
That mort al who is blessed by perfect dest iny,


saaDhsang milay saarangpaanee.
meet s t he Lord, t he Sust ainer of t he Universe, in t he Company of t he Holy.

naanak naam vasi-aa j is ant ar parvaan girsat udaasaa j ee-o. | | 4| | 40| | 47| |
O Nanak, if t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, dwells wit hin t he mind, one is approved
and accept ed, whet her he is a house-holder or a renunciat e. | | 4| | 40| | 47| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

simrat naam ridai sukh paa-i-aa.
Medit at ing on t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, my heart is filled wit h peace.
`
kar kirpaa bhagt ee
N
paragt aa-i-aa.
By His Grace, His devot ees become famous and acclaimed.

sat sang mil har har j api-aa binsay aalas rogaa j ee-o. | | 1| |
Joining t he Societ y of t he Saint s, I chant t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har; t he disease
of laziness has disappeared. | | 1| |

j aa kai garihi nav niDh har bhaa-ee.
O Siblings of Dest iny, t he nine t reasures are found in t he Home of t he Lord;

t is mili-aa j is purab kamaa-ee.
He comes t o meet t hose who deserve it by t heir past act ions.

gi-aan Dhi-aan pooran parmaysur parabh sabhnaa galaa j ogaa j ee-o. | | 2| |
The Perfect Transcendent Lord is spirit ual wisdom and medit at ion. God is All-powerful
t o do all t hings. | | 2| |


khin meh t haap ut haapanhaaraa.
I n an inst ant , He est ablishes and disest ablishes.

aap ikant ee aap pasaaraa.
He Himself is t he One, and He Himself is t he Many.

layp nahee j agj eevan daat ay darsan dit hay lahan vij ogaa j ee-o. | | 3| |
Filt h does not st ick t o t he Giver, t he Life of t he World. Gazing upon t he Blessed Vision
of His Darshan, t he pain of separat ion depart s. | | 3| |

anchal laa-ay sabh sisat t araa-ee.
Holding on t o t he hem of His Robe, t he ent ire Universe is saved.

aapnaa naa-o aap j apaa-ee.
He Himself causes His Name t o be chant ed.

gur bohit h paa-i-aa kirpaa t ay naanak Dhur sanj ogaa j ee-o. | | 4| | 41| | 48| |
The Boat of t he Guru is found by His Grace; O Nanak, such blessed dest iny is pre-
ordained. | | 4| | 41| | 48| |

maaj h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

so-ee karnaa j e aap karaa-ay.
People do what ever t he Lord inspires t hem t o do.

j it hai rakhai saa bhalee j aa-ay.
Wherever He keeps us is a good place.


so-ee si-aanaa so pat ivant aa hukam lagai j is meet haa j ee-o. | | 1| |
That person is clever and honorable, unt o whom t he Hukam of t he Lord's Command
seems sweet . | | 1| |

sabh paro-ee ikat Dhaagai.
Everyt hing is st rung upon t he One St ring of t he Lord.

j is laa-ay la-ay so charnee laagai.
Those whom t he Lord at t aches, are at t ached t o His Feet .

oo
N
Dh kaval j is ho-ay pargaasaa t in sarab niranj an deet haa j ee-o. | | 2| |
Those, whose invert ed lot us of t he crown chakra is illuminat ed, see t he I mmaculat e
Lord everywhere. | | 2| |

t ayree mahimaa t oo
N
hai j aaneh.
Only You Yourself know Your Glory.

apnaa aap t oo
N
aap pachhaaneh.
You Yourself recognize Your Own Self.

ha-o balihaaree sant an t ayray j in kaam kroDh lobh peet haa j ee-o. | | 3| |
I am a sacrifice t o Your Saint s, who have crushed t heir sexual desire, anger and
greed. | | 3| |

t oo
N
nirvair sant t ayray nirmal.
You have no hat red or vengeance; Your Saint s are immaculat e and pure.

j in daykhay sabh ut reh kalmal.
Seeing t hem, all sins depart .


naanak naam Dhi-aa-ay Dhi-aa-ay j eevai binsi-aa bharam bha-o Dheet haa j ee-o.
| | 4| | 42| | 49| |
Nanak lives by medit at ing, medit at ing on t he Naam. His st ubborn doubt and fear have
depart ed. | | 4| | 42| | 49| |
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maa
N
j h mehlaa 5.
Maaj h, Fift h Mehl:

j hoot haa mangan j ay ko-ee maagai.
One who asks for a false gift ,

t is ka-o mart ay gharhee na laagai.
shall not t ake even an inst ant t o die.

paarbarahm j o sad hee sayvai so gur mil nihchal kahnaa. | | 1| |
But one who cont inually serves t he Supreme Lord God and meet s t he Guru, is said t o
be immort al. | | 1| |

paraym bhagat j is kai man laagee.
One whose mind is dedicat ed t o loving devot ional worship

gun gaavai an-din nit j aagee.
sings His Glorious Praises night and day, and remains forever awake and aware.

baah pakarh t is su-aamee maylai j is kai mast ak lahnaa. | | 2| |
Taking him by t he hand, t he Lord and Mast er merges int o Himself t hat person, upon
whose forehead such dest iny is writ t en. | | 2| |

!
charan kamal bhagt aa
N
man vut hay.
His Lot us Feet dwell in t he minds of His devot ees.

vin parmaysar saglay mut hay.
Wit hout t he Transcendent Lord, all are plundered.
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sant j anaa
N
kee Dhoorh nit baa
N
chheh naam sachay kaa gahnaa. | | 3| |
I long for t he dust of t he feet of His humble servant s. The Name of t he True Lord is
my decorat ion. | | 3| |

oot hat bait hat har har gaa-ee-ai.
St anding up and sit t ing down, I sing t he Name of t he Lord, Har, Har.

j is simrat var nihchal paa-ee-ai.
Medit at ing in remembrance on Him, I obt ain my Et ernal Husband Lord.

naanak ka-o parabh ho-ay da-i-aalaa t ayraa keet aa sahnaa. | | 4| | 43| | 50| |
God has become merciful t o Nanak. I cheerfully accept Your Will. | | 4| | 43| | 50| |

raag maaj h asat padee-aa mehlaa 1 ghar 1
Raag Maaj h, Asht apadees: First Mehl, First House:

ik-o
N
kaar sat gur parsaad.
One Universal Creat or God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

sabad rangaa-ay hukam sabaa-ay.
By His Command, all are at t uned t o t he Word of t he Shabad,


sachee dargeh mahal bulaa-ay.
and all are called t o t he Mansion of His Presence, t he True Court of t he Lord.

sachay deen da-i-aal mayray saahibaa sachay man pat ee-aavani-aa. | | 1| |
O my True Lord and Mast er, Merciful t o t he meek, my mind is pleased and appeased
by t he Trut h. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree sabad suhaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who are adorned wit h t he Word of t he
Shabad.

amrit naam sadaa sukh-daat a gurmat ee man vasaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The Ambrosial Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, is forever t he Giver of Peace. Through
t he Guru's Teachings, it dwells in t he mind. | | 1| | Pause| |

naa ko mayraa ha-o kis kayraa.
No one is mine, and I am no one else's.

saachaa t haakur t aribhavan mayraa.
The True Lord and Mast er of t he t hree worlds is mine.

ha-umai kar kar j aa-ay ghanayree kar avgan pachhot aavani-aa. | | 2| |
Act ing in egot ism, so very many have died. Aft er making mist akes, t hey lat er repent
and regret . | | 2| |

hukam pachhaanai so har gun vakhaanai.
Those who recognize t he Hukam of t he Lord's Command chant t he Glorious Praises of
t he Lord.


gur kai sabad naam neesaanai.
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, t hey are glorified wit h t he Naam.

sabhnaa kaa dar laykhaa sachai chhoot as naam suhaavani-aa. | | 3| |
Everyone's account is kept in t he True Court , and t hrough t he Beaut y of t he Naam,
t hey are saved. | | 3| |

manmukh bhoolaa t ha-ur na paa-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs are deluded; t hey find no place of rest .

j am dar baDhaa chot aa khaa-ay.
Bound and gagged at Deat h's Door, t hey are brut ally beat en.

bin naavai ko sang na saat hee mukt ay naam Dhi-aavani-aa. | | 4| |
Wit hout t he Name, t here are no companions or friends. Liberat ion comes only by
medit at ing on t he Naam. | | 4| |

saakat koorhay sach na bhaavai.
The false shaakt as, t he fait hless cynics, do not like t he Trut h.

dubiDhaa baaDhaa aavai j aavai.
Bound by dualit y, t hey come and go in reincarnat ion.

likhi-aa laykh na mayt ai ko-ee gurmukh mukat karaavani-aa. | | 5| |
No one can erase pre-recorded dest iny; t he Gurmukhs are liberat ed. | | 5| |

pay-ee-arhai pir j aat o naahee.
I n t his world of her parent s' house, t he young bride did not know her Husband.


j hoot h vichhunnee rovai Dhaahee.
Through falsehood, she has been separat ed from Him, and she cries out in misery.

avgan mut hee mahal na paa-ay avgan gun bakhsaavani-aa. | | 6| |
Defrauded by demerit s, she does not find t he Mansion of t he Lord's Presence. But
t hrough virt uous act ions, her demerit s are forgiven. | | 6| |

pay-ee-arhai j in j aat aa pi-aaraa.
She, who knows her Beloved in her parent s' house,

gurmukh booj hai t at beechaaraa.
as Gurmukh, comes t o underst and t he essence of realit y; she cont emplat es her Lord.

aavan j aanaa t haak rahaa-ay sachai naam samaavani-aa. | | 7| |
Her comings and goings cease, and she is absorbed in t he True Name. | | 7| |

gurmukh booj hai akat h kahaavai.
The Gurmukhs underst and and describe t he I ndescribable.

sachay t haakur saacho bhaavai.
True is our Lord and Mast er; He loves t he Trut h.

naanak sach kahai baynant ee sach milai gun gaavani-aa. | | 8| | 1| |
Nanak offers t his t rue prayer: singing His Glorious Praises, I merge wit h t he True One.
| | 8| | 1| |

maaj h mehlaa 3 ghar 1.
Maaj h, Third Mehl, First House:


karam hovai sat guroo milaa-ay.
By His Mercy, we meet t he True Guru.
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sayvaa surat sabad chit laa-ay.
Cent er your awareness on seva-selfless service-and focus your consciousness on t he
Word of t he Shabad.

ha-umai maar sadaa sukh paa-i-aa maa-i-aa moh chukaavani-aa. | | 1| |
Subduing your ego, you shall find a last ing peace, and your emot ional at t achment t o
Maya will be dispelled. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree sat gur kai balihaarni-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, I am t ot ally devot ed t o t he True Guru.

gurmat ee pargaas ho-aa j ee an-din har gun gaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Through t he Guru's Teachings, t he Divine Light has dawned; I sing t he Glorious
Praises of t he Lord, night and day. | | 1| | Pause| |

t an man khoj ay t aa naa-o paa-ay.
Search your body and mind, and find t he Name.

Dhaavat raakhai t haak rahaa-ay.
Rest rain your wandering mind, and keep it in check.

gur kee banee an-din gaavai sehj ay bhagat karaavani-aa. | | 2| |
Night and day, sing t he Songs of t he Guru's Bani; worship t he Lord wit h int uit ive
devot ion. | | 2| |


is kaa-i-aa andar vasat asankhaa.
Wit hin t his body are count less obj ect s.

gurmukh saach milai t aa vaykhaa.
The Gurmukh at t ains Trut h, and comes t o see t hem.

na-o darvaaj ay dasvai mukt aa anhad sabad vaj aavani-aa. | | 3| |
Beyond t he nine gat es, t he Tent h Gat e is found, and liberat ion is obt ained. The
Unst ruck Melody of t he Shabad vibrat es. | | 3| |

sachaa saahib sachee naa-ee.
True is t he Mast er, and True is His Name.

gur parsaadee man vasaa-ee.
By Guru's Grace, He comes t o dwell wit hin t he mind.

an-din sadaa rahai rang raat aa dar sachai soj hee paavni-aa. | | 4| |
Night and day, remain at t uned t o t he Lord's Love forever, and you shall obt ain
underst anding in t he True Court . | | 4| |

paap punn kee saar na j aanee.
Those who do not underst and t he nat ure of sin and virt ue

dooj ai laagee bharam bhulaanee.
are at t ached t o dualit y; t hey wander around deluded.

agi-aanee anDhaa mag na j aanai fir fir aavan j aavani-aa. | | 5| |
The ignorant and blind people do not know t he way; t hey come and go in
reincarnat ion over and over again. | | 5| |


gur sayvaa t ay sadaa sukh paa-i-aa.
Serving t he Guru, I have found et ernal peace;

ha-umai mayraa t haak rahaa-i-aa.
my ego has been silenced and subdued.

gur saakhee mit i-aa anDhi-aaraa baj ar kapaat khulaavani-aa. | | 6| |
Through t he Guru's Teachings, t he darkness has been dispelled, and t he heavy doors
have been opened. | | 6| |

ha-umai maar man vasaa-i-aa.
Subduing my ego, I have enshrined t he Lord wit hin my mind.

gur charnee sadaa chit laa-i-aa.
I focus my consciousness on t he Guru's Feet forever.

gur kirpaa t ay man t an nirmal nirmal naam Dhi-aavani-aa. | | 7| |
By Guru's Grace, my mind and body are immaculat e and pure; I medit at e on t he
I mmaculat e Naam, t he Name of t he Lord. | | 7| |

j eevan marnaa sabh t uDhai t aa-ee.
From birt h t o deat h, everyt hing is for You.

j is bakhsay t is day vadi-aa-ee.
You best ow great ness upon t hose whom You have forgiven.

naanak naam Dhi-aa-ay sadaa t oo
N
j aman maran savaarni-aa. | | 8| | 1| | 2| |
O Nanak, medit at ing forever on t he Naam, you shall be blessed in bot h birt h and
deat h. | | 8| | 1| | 2| |


maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

mayraa parabh nirmal agam apaaraa.
My God is I mmaculat e, I naccessible and I nfinit e.

bin t akrhee t olai sansaaraa.
Wit hout a scale, He weighs t he universe.

gurmukh hovai so-ee booj hai gun kahi gunee samaavani-aa. | | 1| |
One who becomes Gurmukh, underst ands. Chant ing His Glorious Praises, he is
absorbed int o t he Lord of Virt ue. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree har kaa naam man vasaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose whose minds are filled wit h t he Name
of t he Lord.

j o sach laagay say an-din j aagay dar sachai sobhaa paavni-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Those who are commit t ed t o Trut h remain awake and aware night and day. They are
honored in t he True Court . | | 1| | Pause| |

aap sunai t ai aapay vaykhai.
He Himself hears, and He Himself sees.

j is no nadar karay so-ee j an laykhai.
Those, upon whom He cast s His Glance of Grace, become accept able.


aapay laa-ay la-ay so laagai gurmukh sach kamaavani-aa. | | 2| |
They are at t ached, whom t he Lord Himself at t aches; as Gurmukh, t hey live t he Trut h.
| | 2| |

j is aap bhulaa-ay so kit hai hat h paa-ay.
Those whom t he Lord Himself misleads-whose hand can t hey t ake?

poorab likhi-aa so mayt naa na j aa-ay.
That which is pre-ordained, cannot be erased.

j in sat gur mili-aa say vadbhaagee poorai karam milaavani-aa. | | 3| |
Those who meet t he True Guru are very fort unat e and blessed; t hrough perfect
karma, He is met . | | 3| |

pay-ee-arhai Dhan an-din sut ee.
The young bride is fast asleep in her parent s' home, night and day.

kant visaaree avgan mut ee.
She has forgot t en her Husband Lord; because of her fault s and demerit s, she is
abandoned.

an-din sadaa firai billaadee bin pir need na paavni-aa. | | 4| |
She wanders around cont inually, crying out , night and day. Wit hout her Husband Lord,
she cannot get any sleep. | | 4| |

pay-ee-arhai sukh-daat a j aat aa.
I n t his world of her parent s' home, she may come t o know t he Giver of peace,


ha-umai maar gur sabad pachhaat aa.
if she subdues her ego, and recognizes t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad.

sayj suhaavee sadaa pir raavay sach seegaar banaavani-aa. | | 5| |
Her bed is beaut iful; she ravishes and enj oys her Husband Lord forever. She is
adorned wit h t he Decorat ions of Trut h. | | 5| |
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lakh cha-oraaseeh j ee-a upaa-ay.
He creat ed t he 8.4 million species of beings.

j is no nadar karay t is guroo milaa-ay.
Those, upon whom He cast s His Glance of Grace, come t o meet t he Guru.

kilbikh kaat sadaa j an nirmal dar sachai naam suhaavani-aa. | | 6| |
Shedding t heir sins, His servant s are forever pure; at t he True Court , t hey are
beaut ified by t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord. | | 6| |

laykhaa maagai t aa kin dee-ai.
When t hey are called t o set t le t heir account s, who will answer t hen?

sukh naahee fun doo-ai t ee-ai.
There shall be no peace t hen, from count ing out by t wos and t hrees.

aapay bakhas la-ay parabh saachaa aapay bakhas milaavani-aa. | | 7| |
The True Lord God Himself forgives, and having forgiven, He unit es t hem wit h
Himself. | | 7| |


aap karay t ai aap karaa-ay.
He Himself does, and He Himself causes all t o be done.

pooray gur kai sabad milaa-ay.
Through t he Shabad, t he Word of t he Perfect Guru, He is met .

naanak naam milai vadi-aa-ee aapay mayl milaavani-aa. | | 8| | 2| | 3| |
O Nanak, t hrough t he Naam, great ness is obt ained. He Himself unit es in His Union.
| | 8| | 2| | 3| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

iko aap firai parchhannaa.
The One Lord Himself moves about impercept ibly.

gurmukh vaykhaa t aa ih man bhinnaa.
As Gurmukh, I see Him, and t hen t his mind is pleased and uplift ed.

t arisnaa t aj sahj sukh paa-i-aa ayko man vasaavani-aa. | | 1| |
Renouncing desire, I have found int uit ive peace and poise; I have enshrined t he One
wit hin my mind. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree ikas si-o chit laavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who focus t heir consciousness on t he
One.


gurmat ee man ikat ghar aa-i-aa sachai rang rangaavin-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Through t he Guru's Teachings, my mind has come t o it s only home; it is imbued wit h
t he True Color of t he Lord's Love. | | 1| | Pause| |

ih j ag bhoolaa t ai
N
aap bhulaa-i-aa.
This world is deluded; You Yourself have deluded it .

ik visaar dooj ai lobhaa-i-aa.
Forget t ing t he One, it has become engrossed in dualit y.

an-din sadaa firai bharam bhoolaa bin naavai dukh paavni-aa. | | 2| |
Night and day, it wanders around endlessly, deluded by doubt ; wit hout t he Name, it
suffers in pain. | | 2| |

j o rang raat ay karam biDhaat ay.
Those who are at t uned t o t he Love of t he Lord, t he Archit ect of Dest iny

gur sayvaa t ay j ug chaaray j aat ay.
-by serving t he Guru, t hey are known t hroughout t he four ages.

j is no aap day-ay vadi-aa-ee har kai naam samaavani-aa. | | 3| |
Those, upon whom t he Lord best ows great ness, are absorbed in t he Name of t he
Lord. | | 3| |

maa-i-aa mohi har chayt ai naahee.
Being in love wit h Maya, t hey do not t hink of t he Lord.

j ampur baDhaa dukh sahaahee.
Bound and gagged in t he Cit y of Deat h, t hey suffer in t errible pain.


annaa bolaa kichh nadar na aavai manmukh paap pachaavani-aa. | | 4| |
Blind and deaf, t hey see not hing at all; t he self-willed manmukhs rot away in sin. | | 4| |

ik rang raat ay j o t uDh aap liv laa-ay.
Those, whom You at t ach t o Your Love, are at t uned t o Your Love.

bhaa-ay bhagat t ayrai man bhaa-ay.
Through loving devot ional worship, t hey become pleasing t o Your Mind.

sat gur sayvan sadaa sukh-daat a sabh ichhaa aap puj aavani-aa. | | 5| |
They serve t he True Guru, t he Giver of et ernal peace, and all t heir desires are fulfilled.
| | 5| |

har j ee-o t ayree sadaa sarnaa-ee.
O Dear Lord, I seek Your Sanct uary forever.

aapay bakhsihi day vadi-aa-ee.
You Yourself forgive us, and bless us wit h Glorious Great ness.

j amkaal t is nayrh na aavai j o har har naam Dhi-aavani-aa. | | 6| |
The Messenger of Deat h does not draw near t hose who medit at e on t he Name of t he
Lord, Har, Har. | | 6| |

an-din raat ay j o har bhaa-ay.
Night and day, t hey are at t uned t o His Love; t hey are pleasing t o t he Lord.

mayrai parabh maylay mayl milaa-ay.
My God merges wit h t hem, and unit es t hem in Union.


sadaa sadaa sachay t ayree sarnaa-ee t oo
N
aapay sach buj haavani-aa. | | 7| |
Forever and ever, O True Lord, I seek t he Prot ect ion of Your Sanct uary; You Yourself
inspire us t o underst and t he Trut h. | | 7| |

j in sach j aat aa say sach samaanay.
Those who know t he Trut h are absorbed in Trut h.

har gun gaavahi sach vakhaanay.
They sing t he Lord's Glorious Praises, and speak t he Trut h.

naanak naam rat ay bairaagee nij ghar t aarhee laavani-aa. | | 8| | 3| | 4| |
O Nanak, t hose who are at t uned t o t he Naam remain unat t ached and balanced; in t he
home of t he inner self, t hey are absorbed in t he primal t rance of deep medit at ion.
| | 8| | 3| | 4| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

sabad marai so mu-aa j aapai.
One who dies in t he Word of t he Shabad is t ruly dead.

kaal na chaapai dukh na sant aapai.
Deat h does not crush him, and pain does not afflict him.

j ot ee vich mil j ot samaanee sun man sach samaavani-aa. | | 1| |
His light merges and is absorbed int o t he Light , when he hears and merges in t he
Trut h. | | 1| |


ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree har kai naa-ay sobhaa paavni-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t he Lord's Name, which brings us t o glory.

sat gur sayv sach chit laa-i-aa gurmat ee sahj samaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
One who serves t he True Guru, and focuses his consciousness on Trut h, following t he
Guru's Teachings, is absorbed in int uit ive peace and poise. | | 1| | Pause| |

kaa-i-aa kachee kachaa cheer handhaa-ay.
This human body is t ransit ory, and t ransit ory are t he garment s it wears.

dooj ai laagee mahal na paa-ay.
At t ached t o dualit y, no one at t ains t he Mansion of t he Lord's Presence.
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an-din j aldee firai din raat ee bin pir baho dukh paavni-aa. | | 2| |
Night and day, day and night , t hey burn. Wit hout her Husband Lord, t he soul-bride
suffers in t errible pain. | | 2| |

dayhee j aat na aagai j aa-ay.
Her body and her st at us shall not go wit h her t o t he world hereaft er.

j it hai laykhaa mangee-ai t it hai chhut ai sach kamaa-ay.
Where she is called t o answer for her account , t here, she shall be emancipat ed only
by t rue act ions.

sat gur sayvan say Dhanvant ay ait hai ot hai naam samaavani-aa. | | 3| |
Those who serve t he True Guru shall prosper; here and hereaft er, t hey are absorbed
in t he Naam. | | 3| |


bhai bhaa-ay seegaar banaa-ay.
She who adorns herself wit h t he Love and t he Fear of God,

gur parsaadee mahal ghar paa-ay.
by Guru's Grace, obt ains t he Mansion of t he Lord's Presence as her home.

an-din sadaa ravai din raat ee maj eet hai rang banaavani-aa. | | 4| |
Night and day, day and night , she const ant ly ravishes and enj oys her Beloved. She is
dyed in t he permanent color of His Love. | | 4| |

sabhnaa pir vasai sadaa naalay.
The Husband Lord abides wit h everyone, always;

gur parsaadee ko nadar nihaalay.
but how rare are t hose few who, by Guru's Grace, obt ain His Glance of Grace.

mayraa parabh at oocho oochaa kar kirpaa aap milaavani-aa. | | 5| |
My God is t he Highest of t he High; grant ing His Grace, He merges us int o Himself.
| | 5| |

maa-i-aa mohi ih j ag sut aa.
This world is asleep in emot ional at t achment t o Maya.

naam visaar ant vigut aa.
Forget t ing t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, it ult imat ely comes t o ruin.

j is t ay sut aa so j aagaa-ay gurmat soj hee paavni-aa. | | 6| |
The One who put it t o sleep shall also awaken it . Through t he Guru's Teachings,
underst anding dawns. | | 6| |


api-o pee-ai so bharam gavaa-ay.
One who drinks in t his Nect ar, shall have his delusions dispelled.

gur parsaad mukat gat paa-ay.
By Guru's Grace, t he st at e of liberat ion is at t ained.

bhagt ee rat aa sadaa bairaagee aap maar milaavani-aa. | | 7| |
One who is imbued wit h devot ion t o t he Lord, remains always balanced and det ached.
Subduing selfishness and conceit , he is unit ed wit h t he Lord. | | 7| |

aap upaa-ay DhanDhai laa-ay.
He Himself creat es, and He Himself assigns us t o our t asks.

lakh cha-uraasee rij ak aap aprhaa-ay.
He Himself gives sust enance t o t he 8.4 million species of beings.

naanak naam Dhi-aa-ay sach raat ay j o t is bhaavai so kaar karaavani-aa. | | 8| | 4| | 5| |
O Nanak, t hose who medit at e on t he Naam are at t uned t o Trut h. They do t hat which
is pleasing t o His Will. | | 8| | 4| | 5| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

andar heeraa laal banaa-i-aa.
Diamonds and rubies are produced deep wit hin t he self.

gur kai sabad parakh parkhaa-i-aa.
They are assayed and valued t hrough t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad.


j in sach palai sach vakaaneh sach kasvat ee laavani-aa. | | 1| |
Those who have gat hered Trut h, speak Trut h; t hey apply t he Touch-st one of Trut h.
| | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree gur kee banee man vasaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who enshrine t he Word of t he Guru's
Bani wit hin t heir minds.

anj an maahi niranj an paa-i-aa j ot ee j ot milaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I n t he midst of t he darkness of t he world, t hey obt ain t he I mmaculat e One, and t heir
light merges int o t he Light . | | 1| | Pause| |

is kaa-i-aa andar bahut pasaaraa.
Wit hin t his body are count less vast vist as;

naam niranj an at agam apaaraa.
t he I mmaculat e Naam is t ot ally I naccessible and I nfinit e.

gurmukh hovai so-ee paa-ay aapay bakhas milaavani-aa. | | 2| |
He alone becomes Gurmukh and obt ains it , whom t he Lord forgives, and unit es wit h
Himself. | | 2| |

mayraa t haakur sach drirh-aa-ay.
My Lord and Mast er implant s t he Trut h.

gur parsaadee sach chit laa-ay.
By Guru's Grace, one's consciousness is at t ached t o t he Trut h.


sacho sach vart ai sabhnee t haa-ee sachay sach samaavani-aa. | | 3| |
The Truest of t he True is pervading everywhere; t he t rue ones merge in Trut h. | | 3| |

vayparvaahu sach mayraa pi-aaraa.
The True Carefree Lord is my Beloved.

kilvikh avgan kaat anhaaraa.
He cut s out our sinful mist akes and evil act ions;

paraym pareet sadaa Dhi-aa-ee-ai bhai bhaa-ay bhagat darirhaavni-aa. | | 4| |
wit h love and affect ion, medit at e forever on Him. He implant s t he Fear of God and
loving devot ional worship wit hin us. | | 4| |

t ayree bhagat sachee j ay sachay bhaavai.
Devot ional worship is True, if it pleases t he True Lord.

aapay day-ay na pachhot aavai.
He Himself best ows it ; He does not regret it lat er.

sabhnaa j ee-aa kaa ayko daat aa sabday maar j eevaavni-aa. | | 5| |
He alone is t he Giver of all beings. The Lord kills wit h t he Word of His Shabad, and
t hen revives. | | 5| |

har t uDh baaj hahu mai ko-ee naahee.
Ot her t han You, Lord, not hing is mine.

har t uDhai sayvee t ai t uDh saalaahee.
I serve You, Lord, and I praise You.


aapay mayl laihu parabh saachay poorai karam t oo
N
paavni-aa. | | 6| |
You unit e me wit h Yourself, O True God. Through perfect good karma You are
obt ained. | | 6| |

mai hor na ko-ee t uDhai j ayhaa.
For me, t here is no ot her like You.

t ayree nadree seej has dayhaa.
By Your Glance of Grace, my body is blessed and sanct ified.

an-din saar samaal har raakhahi gurmukh sahj samaavani-aa. | | 7| |
Night and day, t he Lord t akes care of us and prot ect s us. The Gurmukhs are absorbed
in int uit ive peace and poise. | | 7| |

t uDh j ayvad mai hor na ko-ee.
For me, t here is no ot her as Great as You.

t uDh aapay sirj ee aapay go-ee.
You Yourself creat e, and You Yourself dest roy.
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t oo
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aapay hee gharh bhann savaareh naanak naam suhaavani-aa. | | 8| | 5| | 6| |
You Yourself creat e, dest roy and adorn. O Nanak, we are adorned and embellished
wit h t he Naam. | | 8| | 5| | 6| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:


sabh ghat aapay bhoganhaaraa.
He is t he Enj oyer of all heart s.

alakh vart ai agam apaaraa.
The I nvisible, I naccessible and I nfinit e is pervading everywhere.

gur kai sabad mayraa har parabh Dhi-aa-ee-ai sehj ay sach samaavani-aa. | | 1| |
Medit at ing on my Lord God, t hrough t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, I am int uit ively
absorbed in t he Trut h. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree gur sabad man vasaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who implant t he Word of t he Guru's
Shabad in t heir minds.

sabad sooj hai t aa man si-o looj hai mansaa maar samaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
When someone underst ands t he Shabad, t hen he wrest les wit h his own mind;
subduing his desires, he merges wit h t he Lord. | | 1| | Pause| |

panch doot muheh sansaaraa.
The five enemies are plundering t he world.

manmukh anDhay suDh na saaraa.
The blind, self-willed manmukhs do not underst and or appreciat e t his.

gurmukh hovai so apnaa ghar raakhai panch doot sabad pachaavani-aa. | | 2| |
Those who become Gurmukh-t heir houses are prot ect ed. The five enemies are
dest royed by t he Shabad. | | 2| |


ik gurmukh sadaa sachai rang raat ay.
The Gurmukhs are forever imbued wit h love for t he True One.

sehj ay parabh sayveh an-din maat ay.
They serve God wit h int uit ive ease. Night and day, t hey are int oxicat ed wit h His Love.

mil pareet am sachay gun gaavahi har dar sobhaa paavni-aa. | | 3| |
Meet ing wit h t heir Beloved, t hey sing t he Glorious Praises of t he True one; t hey are
honored in t he Court of t he Lord. | | 3| |

aykam aikai aap upaa-i-aa.
First , t he One creat ed Himself;

dubiDhaa dooj aa t aribaDh maa-i-aa.
second, t he sense of dualit y; t hird, t he t hree-phased Maya.

cha-ut hee pa-orhee gurmukh oochee sacho sach kamaavani-aa. | | 4| |
The fourt h st at e, t he highest , is obt ained by t he Gurmukh, who pract ices Trut h, and
only Trut h. | | 4| |

sabh hai sachaa j ay sachay bhaavai.
Everyt hing which is pleasing t o t he True Lord is t rue.

j in sach j aat aa so sahj samaavai.
Those who know t he Trut h merge in int uit ive peace and poise.

gurmukh karnee sachay sayveh saachay j aa-ay samaavani-aa. | | 5| |
The life-st yle of t he Gurmukh is t o serve t he True Lord. He goes and blends wit h t he
True Lord. | | 5| |


sachay baaj hahu ko avar na doo-aa.
Wit hout t he True One, t here is no ot her at all.

dooj ai laag j ag khap khap moo-aa.
At t ached t o dualit y, t he world is dist ract ed and dist ressed t o deat h.

gurmukh hovai so ayko j aanai ayko sayv sukh paavni-aa. | | 6| |
One who becomes Gurmukh knows only t he One. Serving t he One, peace is obt ained.
| | 6| |

j ee-a j ant sabh saran t umaaree.
All beings and creat ures are in t he Prot ect ion of Your Sanct uary.

aapay Dhar daykheh kachee pakee saaree.
You place t he chessmen on t he board; You see t he imperfect and t he perfect as well.

an-din aapay kaar karaa-ay aapay mayl milaavani-aa. | | 7| |
Night and day, You cause people t o act ; You unit e t hem in Union wit h Yourself. | | 7| |

t oo
N
aapay mayleh vaykheh hadoor.
You Yourself unit e, and You see Yourself close at hand.

sabh meh aap rahi-aa bharpoor.
You Yourself are t ot ally pervading amongst all.

naanak aapay aap vart ai gurmukh soj hee paavni-aa. | | 8| | 6| | 7| |
O Nanak, God Himself is pervading and permeat ing everywhere; only t he Gurmukhs
underst and t his. | | 8| | 6| | 7| |


maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

amrit banee gur kee meet hee.
The Nect ar of t he Guru's Bani is very sweet .

gurmukh virlai kinai chakh deet hee.
Rare are t he Gurmukhs who see and t ast e it .

ant ar pargaas mahaa ras peevai dar sachai sabad vaj aavani-aa. | | 1| |
The Divine Light dawns wit hin, and t he supreme essence is found. I n t he True Court ,
t he Word of t he Shabad vibrat es. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree gur charnee chit laavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who focus t heir consciousness on t he
Guru's Feet .

sat gur hai amrit sar saachaa man naavai mail chukaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The True Guru is t he True Pool of Nect ar; bat hing in it , t he mind is washed clean of all
filt h. | | 1| | Pause| |

t ayraa sachay kinai ant na paa-i-aa.
Your limit s, O True Lord, are not known t o anyone.

gur parsaad kinai virlai chit laa-i-aa.
Rare are t hose who, by Guru's Grace, focus t heir consciousness on You.

t uDh saalaahi na raj aa kabahoo
N
sachay naavai kee bhukh laavani-aa. | | 2| |
Praising You, I am never sat isfied; such is t he hunger I feel for t he True Name. | | 2| |


ayko vaykhaa avar na bee-aa.
I see only t he One, and no ot her.

gur parsaadee amrit pee-aa.
By Guru's Grace, I drink in t he Ambrosial Nect ar.

gur kai sabad t ikhaa nivaaree sehj ay sookh samaavani-aa. | | 3| |
My t hirst is quenched by t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad; I am absorbed in int uit ive
peace and poise. | | 3| |

rat an padaarat h palar t i-aagai.
The Priceless Jewel is discarded like st raw;

manmukh anDhaa dooj ai bhaa-ay laagai.
t he blind self-willed manmukhs are at t ached t o t he love of dualit y.

j o beej ai so-ee fal paa-ay supnai sukh na paavni-aa. | | 4| |
As t hey plant , so do t hey harvest . They shall not obt ain peace, even in t heir dreams.
| | 4| |

apnee kirpaa karay so-ee j an paa-ay.
Those who are blessed wit h His Mercy find t he Lord.

gur kaa sabad man vasaa-ay.
The Word of t he Guru's Shabad abides in t he mind.

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an-din sadaa rahai bhai andar bhai maar bharam chukaavani-aa. | | 5| |
Night and day, t hey remain in t he Fear of God; conquering t heir fears, t heir doubt s are
dispelled. | | 5| |

bharam chukaa-i-aa sadaa sukh paa-i-aa.
Dispelling t heir doubt s, t hey find a last ing peace.

gur parsaad param pad paa-i-aa.
By Guru's Grace, t he supreme st at us is at t ained.

ant ar nirmal nirmal banee har gun sehj ay gaavani-aa. | | 6| |
Deep wit hin, t hey are pure, and t heir words are pure as well; int uit ively, t hey sing t he
Glorious Praises of t he Lord. | | 6| |

simrit saasat bayd vakhaanai.
They recit e t he Simrit ees, t he Shaast ras and t he Vedas,

bharmay bhoolaa t at na j aanai.
but deluded by doubt , t hey do not underst and t he essence of realit y.

bin sat gur sayvay sukh na paa-ay dukho dukh kamaavani-aa. | | 7| |
Wit hout serving t he True Guru, t hey find no peace; t hey earn only pain and misery.
| | 7| |

aap karay kis aakhai ko-ee.
The Lord Himself act s; unt o whom should we complain?


aakhan j aa-ee-ai j ay bhoolaa ho-ee.
How can anyone complain t hat t he Lord has made a mist ake?

naanak aapay karay karaa-ay naamay naam samaavani-aa. | | 8| | 7| | 8| |
O Nanak, t he Lord Himself does, and causes t hings t o be done; chant ing t he Naam,
we are absorbed in t he Naam. | | 8| | 7| | 8| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

aapay rangay sahj subhaa-ay.
He Himself imbues us wit h His Love, wit h effort less ease.

gur kai sabad har rang charhaa-ay.
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, we are dyed in t he color of t he Lord's Love.

man t an rat aa rasnaa rang chaloolee bhai bhaa-ay rang charhaavani-aa. | | 1| |
This mind and body are so imbued, and t his t ongue is dyed in t he deep crimson color
of t he poppy. Through t he Love and t he Fear of God, we are dyed in t his color. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree nirbha-o man vasaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who enshrine t he Fearless Lord wit hin
t heir minds.

gur kirpaa t ay har nirbha-o Dhi-aa-i-aa bikh bha-oj al sabad t araavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-
o.
By Guru's Grace, I medit at e on t he Fearless Lord; t he Shabad has carried me across
t he poisonous world-ocean. | | 1| | Pause| |


manmukh mugaDh karahi chat uraa-ee.
The idiot ic self-willed manmukhs t ry t o be clever,

naat aa Dhot aa t haa-ay na paa-ee.
but in spit e of t heir bat hing and washing, t hey shall not be accept able.

j ayhaa aa-i-aa t ayhaa j aasee kar avgan pachhot aavani-aa. | | 2| |
As t hey came, so shall t hey go, regret t ing t he mist akes t hey made. | | 2| |

manmukh anDhay kichhoo na sooj hai.
The blind, self-willed manmukhs do not underst and anyt hing;

maran likhaa-ay aa-ay nahee booj hai.
deat h was pre-ordained for t hem when t hey came int o t he world, but t hey do not
underst and.

manmukh karam karay nahee paa-ay bin naavai j anam gavaavni-aa. | | 3| |
The self-willed manmukhs may pract ice religious rit uals, but t hey do not obt ain t he
Name; wit hout t he Name, t hey lose t his life in vain. | | 3| |

sach karnee sabad hai saar.
The pract ice of Trut h is t he essence of t he Shabad.

poorai gur paa-ee-ai mokh du-aar.
Through t he Perfect Guru, t he gat e of salvat ion is found.

an-din banee sabad sunaa-ay sach raat ay rang rangaavin-aa. | | 4| |
So, night and day, list en t o t he Word of t he Guru's Bani, and t he Shabad. Let yourself
be colored by t his love. | | 4| |


rasnaa har ras raat ee rang laa-ay.
The t ongue, imbued wit h t he Lord's Essence, delight s in His Love.

man t an mohi-aa sahj subhaa-ay.
My mind and body are ent iced by t he Lord's Sublime Love.

sehj ay pareet am pi-aaraa paa-i-aa sehj ay sahj milaavani-aa. | | 5| |
I have easily obt ained my Darling Beloved; I am int uit ively absorbed in celest ial peace.
| | 5| |

j is andar rang so-ee gun gaavai.
Those who have t he Lord's Love wit hin, sing His Glorious Praises;

gur kai sabad sehj ay sukh samaavai.
t hrough t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, t hey are int uit ively absorbed in celest ial
peace.

ha-o balihaaree sadaa t in vit ahu gur sayvaa chit laavani-aa. | | 6| |
I am forever a sacrifice t o t hose who dedicat e t heir consciousness t o t he Guru's
Service. | | 6| |

sachaa sacho sach pat eej ai.
The True Lord is pleased wit h Trut h, and only Trut h.

gur parsaadee andar bheej ai.
By Guru's Grace, one's inner being is deeply imbued wit h His Love.


bais sut haan har gun gaavahi aapay kar sat manaavni-aa. | | 7| |
Sit t ing in t hat blessed place, sing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord, who Himself
inspires us t o accept His Trut h. | | 7| |

j is no nadar karay so paa-ay.
That one, upon whom t he Lord cast s His Glance of Grace, obt ains it .

gur parsaadee ha-umai j aa-ay.
By Guru's Grace, egot ism depart s.

naanak naam vasai man ant ar dar sachai sobhaa paavni-aa. | | 8| | 8| | 9| |
O Nanak, t hat one, wit hin whose mind t he Name dwells, is honored in t he True Court .
| | 8| | 8| | 9| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h Third Mehl:

sat gur sayvi-ai vadee vadi-aa-ee.
Serving t he True Guru is t he great est great ness.

har j ee achint vasai man aa-ee.
The Dear Lord aut omat ically comes t o dwell in t he mind.

har j ee-o safli-o birakh hai amrit j in peet aa t is t ikhaa lahaavani-aa. | | 1| |
The Dear Lord is t he fruit -bearing t ree; drinking in t he Ambrosial Nect ar, t hirst is
quenched. | | 1| |


ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree sach sangat mayl milaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t he one who leads me t o j oin t he True
Congregat ion.

har sat sangat aapay maylai gur sabdee har gun gaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The Lord Himself unit es me wit h t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion. Through t he
Word of t he Guru's Shabad, I sing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord. | | 1| | Pause| |
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sat gur sayvee sabad suhaa-i-aa.
I serve t he True Guru; t he Word of His Shabad is beaut iful.

j in har kaa naam man vasaa-i-aa.
Through it , t he Name of t he Lord comes t o dwell wit hin t he mind.

har nirmal ha-umai mail gavaa-ay dar sachai sobhaa paavni-aa. | | 2| |
The Pure Lord removes t he filt h of egot ism, and we are honored in t he True Court .
| | 2| |

bin gur naam na paa-i-aa j aa-ay.
Wit hout t he Guru, t he Naam cannot be obt ained.

siDh saaDhik rahay billaa-ay.
The Siddhas and t he seekers lack it ; t hey weep and wail.

bin gur sayvay sukh na hovee poorai bhaag gur paavni-aa. | | 3| |
Wit hout serving t he True Guru, peace is not obt ained; t hrough perfect dest iny, t he
Guru is found. | | 3| |


ih man aarsee ko-ee gurmukh vaykhai.
This mind is a mirror; how rare are t hose who, as Gurmukh, see t hemselves in it .

morchaa na laagai j aa ha-umai sokhai.
Rust does not st ick t o t hose who burn t heir ego.

anhat banee nirmal sabad vaj aa-ay gur sabdee sach samaavani-aa. | | 4| |
The Unst ruck Melody of t he Bani resounds t hrough t he Pure Word of t he Shabad;
t hrough t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, we are absorbed int o t he True One. | | 4| |

bin sat gur kihu na daykhi-aa j aa-ay.
Wit hout t he True Guru, t he Lord cannot be seen.

gur kirpaa kar aap dit aa dikhaa-ay.
Grant ing His Grace, He Himself has allowed me t o see Him.

aapay aap aap mil rahi-aa sehj ay sahj samaavani-aa. | | 5| |
All by Himself, He Himself is permeat ing and pervading; He is int uit ively absorbed in
celest ial peace. | | 5| |

gurmukh hovai so ikas si-o liv laa-ay.
One who becomes Gurmukh embraces love for t he One.

dooj aa bharam gur sabad j alaa-ay.
Doubt and dualit y are burned away by t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad.

kaa-i-aa andar vanaj karay vaapaaraa naam niDhaan sach paavni-aa. | | 6| |
Wit hin his body, he deals and t rades, and obt ains t he Treasure of t he True Name.
| | 6| |


gurmukh karnee har keerat saar.
The life-st yle of t he Gurmukh is sublime; he sings t he Praises of t he Lord.

gurmukh paa-ay mokh du-aar.
The Gurmukh finds t he gat e of salvat ion.

an-din rang rat aa gun gaavai andar mahal bulaavani-aa. | | 7| |
Night and day, he is imbued wit h t he Lord's Love. He sings t he Lord's Glorious Praises,
and he is called t o t he Mansion of His Presence. | | 7| |

sat gur daat aa milai milaa-i-aa.
The True Guru, t he Giver, is met when t he Lord leads us t o meet Him.

poorai bhaag man sabad vasaa-i-aa.
Through perfect dest iny, t he Shabad is enshrined in t he mind.

naanak naam milai vadi-aa-ee har sachay kay gun gaavani-aa. | | 8| | 9| | 10| |
O Nanak, t he great ness of t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, is obt ained by chant ing
t he Glorious Praises of t he True Lord. | | 8| | 9| | 10| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

aap vanj aa-ay t aa sabh kichh paa-ay.
Those who lose t heir own selves obt ain everyt hing.

gur sabdee sachee liv laa-ay.
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, t hey enshrine Love for t he True one.


sach vana
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j ahi sach sanghrahi sach vaapaar karaavani-aa. | | 1| |
They t rade in Trut h, t hey gat her in Trut h, and t hey deal only in Trut h. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree har gun an-din gaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who sing t he Glorious Praises of t he
Lord, night and day.

ha-o t ayraa t oo
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t haakur mayraa sabad vadi-aa-ee dayvani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
I am Yours, You are my Lord and Mast er. You best ow great ness t hrough t he Word of
Your Shabad. | | 1| | Pause| |

vaylaa vakhat sabh suhaa-i-aa.
That t ime, t hat moment is t ot ally beaut iful,

j it sachaa mayray man bhaa-i-aa.
when t he True One becomes pleasing t o my mind.

sachay sayvi-ai sach vadi-aa-ee gur kirpaa t ay sach paavni-aa. | | 2| |
Serving t he True One, t rue great ness is obt ained. By Guru's Grace, t he True One is
obt ained. | | 2| |

bhaa-o bhoj an sat gur t ut hai paa-ay.
The food of spirit ual love is obt ained when t he True Guru is pleased.

an ras chookai har ras man vasaa-ay.
Ot her essences are forgot t en, when t he Lord's Essence comes t o dwell in t he mind.


sach sant okh sahj sukh banee pooray gur t ay paavni-aa. | | 3| |
Trut h, cont ent ment and int uit ive peace and poise are obt ained from t he Bani, t he
Word of t he Perfect Guru. | | 3| |

sat gur na sayveh moorakh anDh gavaaraa.
The blind and ignorant fools do not serve t he True Guru;

fir o-ay kit hhu paa-in mokh du-aaraa.
how will t hey find t he gat e of salvat ion?

mar mar j ameh fir fir aavahi j am dar chot aa khaavani-aa. | | 4| |
They die and die, over and over again, only t o be reborn, over and over again. They
are st ruck down at Deat h's Door. | | 4| |

sabdai saad j aaneh t aa aap pachhaaneh.
Those who know t he essence of t he Shabad, underst and t heir own selves.

nirmal banee sabad vakaaneh.
I mmaculat e is t he speech of t hose who chant t he Word of t he Shabad.

sachay sayv sadaa sukh paa-in na-o niDh naam man vasaavani-aa. | | 5| |
Serving t he True One, t hey find a last ing peace; t hey enshrine t he nine t reasures of
t he Naam wit hin t heir minds. | | 5| |

so t haan suhaa-i-aa j o har man bhaa-i-aa.
Beaut iful is t hat place, which is pleasing t o t he Lord's Mind.


sat sangat bahi har gun gaa-i-aa.
There, sit t ing in t he Sat Sangat , t he True Congregat ion, t he Glorious Praises of t he
Lord are sung.

an-din har saalaahahi saachaa nirmal naad vaj aavani-aa. | | 6| |
Night and day, t he True One is praised; t he I mmaculat e Sound-current of t he Naad
resounds t here. | | 6| |
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manmukh khot ee raas khot aa paasaaraa.
The wealt h of t he self-willed manmukhs is false, and false is t heir ost ent at ious display.

koorh kamaavan dukh laagai bhaaraa.
They pract ice falsehood, and suffer t errible pain.

bharmay bhoolay firan din raat ee mar j anmeh j anam gavaavni-aa. | | 7| |
Deluded by doubt , t hey wander day and night ; t hrough birt h and deat h, t hey lose
t heir lives. | | 7| |

sachaa saahib mai at pi-aaraa.
My True Lord and Mast er is very dear t o me.

pooray gur kai sabad aDhaaraa.
The Shabad of t he Perfect Guru is my Support .

naanak naam milai vadi-aa-ee dukh sukh sam kar j aanni-aa. | | 8| | 10| | 11| |
O Nanak, one who obt ains t he Great ness of t he Naam, looks upon pain and pleasure
as one and t he same. | | 8| | 10| | 11| |


maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

t ayree-aa khaanee t ayree-aa banee.
The four sources of creat ion are Yours; t he spoken word is Yours.

bin naavai sabh bharam bhulaanee.
Wit hout t he Name, all are deluded by doubt .

gur sayvaa t ay har naam paa-i-aa bin sat gur ko-ay na paavni-aa. | | 1| |
Serving t he Guru, t he Lord's Name is obt ained. Wit hout t he True Guru, no one can
receive it . | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree har sayt ee chit laavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who focus t heir consciousness on t he
Lord.

har sachaa gur bhagt ee paa-ee-ai sehj ay man vasaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Through devot ion t o t he Guru, t he True One is found; He comes t o abide in t he mind,
wit h int uit ive ease. | | 1| | Pause| |

sat gur sayvay t aa sabh kichh paa-ay.
Serving t he True Guru, all t hings are obt ained.

j ayhee mansaa kar laagai t ayhaa fal paa-ay.
As are t he desires one harbors, so are t he rewards one receives.

sat gur daat aa sabhnaa vat hoo kaa poorai bhaag milaavani-aa. | | 2| |
The True Guru is t he Giver of all t hings; t hrough perfect dest iny, He is met . | | 2| |


ih man mailaa ik na Dhi-aa-ay.
This mind is filt hy and pollut ed; it does not medit at e on t he One.

ant ar mail laagee baho dooj ai bhaa-ay.
Deep wit hin, it is soiled and st ained by t he love of dualit y.

t at t irat h disant ar bhavai aha
N
kaaree hor vaDhayrai ha-umai mal laavani-aa. | | 3| |
The egot ist s may go on pilgrimages t o holy rivers, sacred shrines and foreign lands,
but t hey only gat her more of t he dirt of egot ism. | | 3| |

sat gur sayvay t aa mal j aa-ay.
Serving t he True Guru, filt h and pollut ion are removed.

j eevat marai har si-o chit laa-ay.
Those who focus t heir consciousness on t he Lord remain dead while yet alive.

har nirmal sach mail na laagai sach laagai mail gavaavni-aa. | | 4| |
The True Lord is Pure; no filt h st icks t o Him. Those who are at t ached t o t he True One
have t heir filt h washed away. | | 4| |

baaj h guroo hai anDh gubaaraa.
Wit hout t he Guru, t here is only pit ch darkness.

agi-aanee anDhaa anDh anDhaaraa.
The ignorant ones are blind-t here is only ut t er darkness for t hem.

bist aa kay keerhay bist aa kamaaveh fir bist aa maahi pachaavani-aa. | | 5| |
The maggot s in manure do filt hy deeds, and in filt h t hey rot and put refy. | | 5| |


mukt ay sayvay mukt aa hovai.
Serving t he Lord of Liberat ion, liberat ion is achieved.

ha-umai mamt aa sabday khovai.
The Word of t he Shabad eradicat es egot ism and possessiveness.

an-din har j ee-o sachaa sayvee poorai bhaag gur paavni-aa. | | 6| |
So serve t he Dear True Lord, night and day. By perfect good dest iny, t he Guru is
found. | | 6| |

aapay bakhsay mayl milaa-ay.
He Himself forgives and unit es in His Union.

pooray gur t ay naam niDh paa-ay.
From t he Perfect Guru, t he Treasure of t he Naam is obt ained.

sachai naam sadaa man sachaa sach sayvay dukh gavaavni-aa. | | 7| |
By t he True Name, t he mind is made t rue forever. Serving t he True Lord, sorrow is
driven out . | | 7| |

sadaa haj oor door na j aanhu.
He is always close at hand-do not t hink t hat He is far away.

gur sabdee har ant ar pachhaanhu.
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, recognize t he Lord deep wit hin your own
being.


naanak naam milai vadi-aa-ee pooray gur t ay paavni-aa. | | 8| | 11| | 12| |
O Nanak, t hrough t he Naam, glorious great ness is received. Through t he Perfect Guru,
t he Naam is obt ained. | | 8| | 11| | 12| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

ait hai saachay so aagai saachay.
Those who are True here, are True hereaft er as well.

man sachaa sachai sabad raachay.
That mind is t rue, which is at t uned t o t he True Shabad.

sachaa sayveh sach kamaaveh sacho sach kamaavani-aa. | | 1| |
They serve t he True One, and pract ice Trut h; t hey earn Trut h, and only Trut h. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree sachaa naam man vasaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose whose minds are filled wit h t he True
Name.

sachay sayveh sach samaaveh sachay kay gun gaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
They serve t he True One, and are absorbed int o t he True One, singing t he Glorious
Praises of t he True One. | | 1| | Pause| |

pandit parheh saad na paavahi.
The Pandit s, t he religious scholars read, but t hey do not t ast e t he essence.

dooj ai bhaa-ay maa-i-aa man bharmaaveh.
I n love wit h dualit y and Maya, t heir minds wander, unfocused.


maa-i-aa mohi sabh suDh gavaa-ee kar avgan pachhot aavani-aa. | | 2| |
The love of Maya has displaced all t heir underst anding; making mist akes, t hey live in
regret . | | 2| |

sat gur milai t aa t at paa-ay.
But if t hey should meet t he True Guru, t hen t hey obt ain t he essence of realit y;

har kaa naam man vasaa-ay.
t he Name of t he Lord comes t o dwell in t heir minds.
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sabad marai man maarai apunaa mukt ee kaa dar paavni-aa. | | 3| |
Those who die in t he Shabad and subdue t heir own minds, obt ain t he door of
liberat ion. | | 3| |

kilvikh kaat ai kroDh nivaaray.
They erase t heir sins, and eliminat e t heir anger;

gur kaa sabad rakhai ur Dhaaray.
t hey keep t he Guru's Shabad clasped t ight ly t o t heir heart s.

sach rat ay sadaa bairaagee ha-umai maar milaavani-aa. | | 4| |
Those who are at t uned t o Trut h, remain balanced and det ached forever. Subduing
t heir egot ism, t hey are unit ed wit h t he Lord. | | 4| |

ant ar rat an milai milaa-i-aa.
Deep wit hin t he nucleus of t he self is t he j ewel; we receive it only if t he Lord inspires
us t o receive it .


t aribaDh mansaa t aribaDh maa-i-aa.
The mind is bound by t he t hree disposit ions-t he t hree modes of Maya.

parh parh pandit monee t hakay cha-ut hay pad kee saar na paavni-aa. | | 5| |
Reading and recit ing, t he Pandit s, t he religious scholars, and t he silent sages have
grown weary, but t hey have not found t he supreme essence of t he fourt h st at e. | | 5| |

aapay rangay rang charhaa-ay.
The Lord Himself dyes us in t he color of His Love.

say j an raat ay gur sabad rangaa-ay.
Only t hose who are st eeped in t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad are so imbued wit h His
Love.

har rang charhi-aa at apaaraa har ras ras gun gaavani-aa. | | 6| |
I mbued wit h t he most beaut iful color of t he Lord's Love, t hey sing t he Glorious Praises
of t he Lord, wit h great pleasure and j oy. | | 6| |

gurmukh riDh siDh sach sanj am so-ee.
To t he Gurmukh, t he True Lord is wealt h, miraculous spirit ual powers and st rict self-
discipline.

gurmukh gi-aan naam mukat ho-ee.
Through t he spirit ual wisdom of t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, t he Gurmukh is
liberat ed.

gurmukh kaar sach kamaaveh sachay sach samaavani-aa. | | 7| |
The Gurmukh pract ices Trut h, and is absorbed in t he Truest of t he True. | | 7| |


gurmukh t haapay t haap ut haapay.
The Gurmukh realizes t hat t he Lord alone creat es, and having creat ed, He dest roys.

gurmukh j aat pat sabh aapay.
To t he Gurmukh, t he Lord Himself is social class, st at us and all honor.

naanak gurmukh naam Dhi-aa-ay naamay naam samaavani-aa. | | 8| | 12| | 13| |
O Nanak, t he Gurmukhs medit at e on t he Naam; t hrough t he Naam, t hey merge in t he
Naam. | | 8| | 12| | 13| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

ut pat parla-o sabday hovai.
Creat ion and dest ruct ion happen t hrough t he Word of t he Shabad.

sabday hee fir opat hovai.
Through t he Shabad, creat ion happens again.

gurmukh vart ai sabh aapay sachaa gurmukh upaa-ay samaavani-aa. | | 1| |
The Gurmukh knows t hat t he True Lord is all-pervading. The Gurmukh underst ands
creat ion and merger. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree gur pooraa man vasaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who enshrine t he Perfect Guru wit hin
t heir minds.


gur t ay saat bhagat karay din raat ee gun kahi gunee samaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
From t he Guru comes peace and t ranquilit y; worship Him wit h devot ion, day and
night . Chant ing His Glorious Praises, merge int o t he Glorious Lord. | | 1| | Pause| |

gurmukh Dhart ee gurmukh paanee.
The Gurmukh sees t he Lord on t he eart h, and t he Gurmukh sees Him in t he wat er.

gurmukh pavan baisant ar khaylai vidaanee.
The Gurmukh sees Him in wind and fire; such is t he wonder of His Play.

so niguraa j o mar mar j ammai niguray aavan j aavani-aa. | | 2| |
One who has no Guru, dies over and over again, only t o be re-born. One who has no
Guru cont inues coming and going in reincarnat ion. | | 2| |

t in kart ai ik khayl rachaa-i-aa.
The One Creat or has set t his play in mot ion.

kaa-i-aa sareerai vich sabh kichh paa-i-aa.
I n t he frame of t he human body, He has placed all t hings.

sabad bhayd ko-ee mahal paa-ay mahlay mahal bulaavani-aa. | | 3| |
Those few who are pierced t hrough by t he Word of t he Shabad, obt ain t he Mansion of
t he Lord's Presence. He calls t hem int o His Wondrous Palace. | | 3| |

sachaa saahu sachay vanj aaray.
True is t he Banker, and t rue are His t raders.

sach vana
N
j ahi gur hayt apaaray.
They purchase Trut h, wit h infinit e love for t he Guru.


sach vihaaj heh sach kamaaveh sacho sach kamaavani-aa. | | 4| |
They deal in Trut h, and t hey pract ice Trut h. They earn Trut h, and only Trut h. | | 4| |

bin raasee ko vat h ki-o paa-ay.
Wit hout invest ment capit al, how can anyone acquire merchandise?

manmukh bhoolay lok sabaa-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs have all gone ast ray.

bin raasee sabh khaalee chalay khaalee j aa-ay dukh paavni-aa. | | 5| |
Wit hout t rue wealt h, everyone goes empt y-handed; going empt y-handed, t hey suffer
in pain. | | 5| |

ik sach vana
N
j ahi gur sabad pi-aaray.
Some deal in Trut h, t hrough love of t he Guru's Shabad.

aap t areh saglay kul t aaray.
They save t hemselves, and save all t heir ancest ors as well.

aa-ay say parvaan ho-ay mil pareet am sukh paavni-aa. | | 6| |
Very auspicious is t he coming of t hose who meet t heir Beloved and find peace. | | 6| |

ant ar vasat moorhaa baahar bhaalay.
Deep wit hin t he self is t he secret , but t he fool looks for it out side.

manmukh anDhay fireh bayt aalay.
The blind self-willed manmukhs wander around like demons;


j it hai vat h hovai t it hhu ko-ay na paavai manmukh bharam bhulaavani-aa. | | 7| |
but where t he secret is, t here, t hey do not find it . The manmukhs are deluded by
doubt . | | 7| |

aapay dayvai sabad bulaa-ay.
He Himself calls us, and best ows t he Word of t he Shabad.

mahlee mahal sahj sukh paa-ay.
The soul-bride finds int uit ive peace and poise in t he Mansion of t he Lord's Presence.

naanak naam milai vadi-aa-ee aapay sun sun Dhi-aavani-aa. | | 8| | 13| | 14| |
O Nanak, she obt ains t he glorious great ness of t he Naam; she hears it again and
again, and she medit at es on it . | | 8| | 13| | 14| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

sat gur saachee sikh sunaa-ee.
The True Guru has impart ed t he True Teachings.
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har chayt ahu ant ho-ay sakhaa-ee.
Think of t he Lord, who shall be your Help and Support in t he end.

har agam agochar anaat h aj onee sat gur kai bhaa-ay paavni-aa. | | 1| |
The Lord is I naccessible and I ncomprehensible. He has no mast er, and He is not born.
He is obt ained t hrough love of t he True Guru. | | 1| |


ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree aap nivaarni-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who eliminat e selfishness and conceit .

aap gavaa-ay t aa har paa-ay har si-o sahj samaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
They eradicat e selfishness and conceit , and t hen find t he Lord; t hey are int uit ively
immersed in t he Lord. | | 1| | Pause| |

poorab likhi-aa so karam kamaa-i-aa.
According t o t heir pre-ordained dest iny, t hey act out t heir karma.

sat gur sayv sadaa sukh paa-i-aa.
Serving t he True Guru, a last ing peace is found.

bin bhaagaa gur paa-ee-ai naahee sabdai mayl milaavani-aa. | | 2| |
Wit hout good fort une, t he Guru is not found. Through t he Word of t he Shabad, t hey
are unit ed in t he Lord's Union. | | 2| |

gurmukh alipat rahai sansaaray.
The Gurmukhs remain unaffect ed in t he midst of t he world.

gur kai t akee-ai naam aDhaaray.
The Guru is t heir cushion, and t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, is t heir Support .

gurmukh j or karay ki-aa t is no aapay khap dukh paavni-aa. | | 3| |
Who can oppress t he Gurmukh? One who t ries shall perish, writ hing in pain. | | 3| |

manmukh anDhay suDh na kaa-ee.
The blind self-willed manmukhs have no underst anding at all.


aat am ghaat ee hai j agat kasaa-ee.
They are t he assassins of t he self, and t he but chers of t he world.

nindaa kar kar baho bhaar ut haavai bin maj ooree bhaar pahuchaavani-aa. | | 4| |
By cont inually slandering ot hers, t hey carry a t errible load, and t hey carry t he loads of
ot hers for not hing. | | 4| |

ih j ag vaarhee mayraa parabh maalee.
This world is a garden, and my Lord God is t he Gardener.

sadaa samaalay ko naahee khaalee.
He always t akes care of it -not hing is exempt from His Care.

j ayhee vaasnaa paa-ay t ayhee vart ai vaasoo vaas j anaavani-aa. | | 5| |
As is t he fragrance which He best ows, so is t he fragrant flower known. | | 5| |

manmukh rogee hai sansaaraa.
The self-willed manmukhs are sick and diseased in t he world.

sukh-daat a visri-aa agam apaaraa.
They have forgot t en t he Giver of peace, t he Unfat homable, t he I nfinit e.
!
dukhee-ay nit fireh billaaday bin gur saa
N
t na paavni-aa. | | 6| |
These miserable people wander endlessly, crying out in pain; wit hout t he Guru, t hey
find no peace. | | 6| |

j in keet ay so-ee biDh j aanai.
The One who creat ed t hem, knows t heir condit ion.


aap karay t aa hukam pachhaanai.
And if He inspires t hem, t hen t hey realize t he Hukam of His Command.

j ayhaa andar paa-ay t ayhaa vart ai aapay baahar paavni-aa. | | 7| |
What ever He places wit hin t hem, t hat is what prevails, and so t hey out wardly appear.
| | 7| |

t is baaj hahu sachay mai hor na ko-ee.
I know of no ot her except t he True One.

j is laa-ay la-ay so nirmal ho-ee.
Those, whom t he Lord at t aches t o Himself, become pure.

naanak naam vasai ghat ant ar j is dayvai so paavni-aa. | | 8| | 14| | 15| |
O Nanak, t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, abides deep wit hin t he heart of t hose,
unt o whom He has given it . | | 8| | 14| | 15| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

amrit naam man vasaa-ay.
Enshrining t he Ambrosial Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, in t he mind,

ha-umai mayraa sabh dukh gavaa-ay.
all t he pains of egot ism, selfishness and conceit are eliminat ed.

amrit banee sadaa salaahay amrit amrit paavni-aa. | | 1| |
By cont inually praising t he Ambrosial Bani of t he Word, I obt ain t he Amrit , t he
Ambrosial Nect ar. | | 1| |


ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree amrit banee man vasaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who enshrine t he Ambrosial Bani of
t he Word wit hin t heir minds.

amrit banee man vasaa-ay amrit naam Dhi-aavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Enshrining t he Ambrosial Bani in t heir minds, t hey medit at e on t he Ambrosial Naam.
| | 1| | Pause| |

amrit bolai sadaa mukh vainee.
Those who cont inually chant t he Ambrosial Words of Nect ar,

amrit vaykhai parkhai sadaa nainee.
see and behold t his Amrit everywhere wit h t heir eyes.

amrit kat haa kahai sadaa din raat ee avraa aakh sunaavni-aa. | | 2| |
They cont inually chant t he Ambrosial Sermon day and night ; chant ing it , t hey cause
ot hers t o hear it . | | 2| |

amrit rang rat aa liv laa-ay.
I mbued wit h t he Ambrosial Love of t he Lord, t hey lovingly focus t heir at t ent ion on
Him.

amrit gur parsaadee paa-ay.
By Guru's Grace, t hey receive t his Amrit .

amrit rasnaa bolai din raat ee man t an amrit pee-aavni-aa. | | 3| |
They chant t he Ambrosial Name wit h t heir t ongues day and night ; t heir minds and
bodies are sat isfied by t his Amrit . | | 3| |


so kichh karai j o chit na ho-ee.
That which God does is beyond anyone's consciousness;

t is daa hukam mayt na sakai ko-ee.
no one can erase t he Hukam of His Command.

hukmay vart ai amrit banee hukmay amrit pee-aavni-aa. | | 4| |
By His Command, t he Ambrosial Bani of t he Word prevails, and by His Command, we
drink in t he Amrit . | | 4| |

aj ab kamm kart ay har kayray.
The act ions of t he Creat or Lord are marvelous and wonderful.
!
ih man bhoolaa j aa
N
daa fayray.
This mind is deluded, and goes around t he wheel of reincarnat ion.

amrit banee si-o chit laa-ay amrit sabad vaj aavani-aa. | | 5| |
Those who focus t heir consciousness on t he Ambrosial Bani of t he Word, hear t he
vibrat ions of t he Ambrosial Word of t he Shabad. | | 5| |
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khot ay kharay t uDh aap upaa-ay.
You Yourself creat ed t he count erfeit and t he genuine.

t uDh aapay parkhay lok sabaa-ay.
You Yourself appraise all people.


kharay parakh khaj aanai paa-ihi khot ay bharam bhulaavani-aa. | | 6| |
You appraise t he t rue, and place t hem in Your Treasury; You consign t he false t o
wander in delusion. | | 6| |

ki-o kar vaykhaa ki-o saalaahee.
How can I behold You? How can I praise You?

gur parsaadee sabad salaahee.
By Guru's Grace, I praise You t hrough t he Word of t he Shabad.

t ayray bhaanay vich amrit vasai t oo
N
bhaanai amrit pee-aavni-aa. | | 7| |
I n Your Sweet Will, t he Amrit is found; by Your Will, You inspire us t o drink in t his
Amrit . | | 7| |

amrit sabad amrit har banee.
The Shabad is Amrit ; t he Lord's Bani is Amrit .

sat gur sayvi-ai ridai samaanee.
Serving t he True Guru, it permeat es t he heart .

naanak amrit naam sadaa sukh-daat a pee amrit sabh bhukh leh j aavani-aa.
| | 8| | 15| | 16| |
O Nanak, t he Ambrosial Naam is forever t he Giver of peace; drinking in t his Amrit , all
hunger is sat isfied. | | 8| | 15| | 16| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:


amrit varsai sahj subhaa-ay.
The Ambrosial Nect ar rains down, soft ly and gent ly.

gurmukh virlaa ko-ee j an paa-ay.
How rare are t hose Gurmukhs who find it .

amrit pee sadaa t aript aasay kar kirpaa t arisnaa buj haavani-aa. | | 1| |
Those who drink it in are sat isfied forever. Showering His Mercy upon t hem, t he Lord
quenches t heir t hirst . | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree gurmukh amrit pee-aavni-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose Gurmukhs who drink in t his Ambrosial
Nect ar.

rasnaa ras chaakh sadaa rahai rang raat ee sehj ay har gun gaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The t ongue t ast es t he essence, and remains forever imbued wit h t he Lord's Love,
int uit ively singing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord. | | 1| | Pause| |

gur parsaadee sahj ko paa-ay.
By Guru's Grace, int uit ive underst anding is obt ained;

dubiDhaa maaray ikas si-o liv laa-ay.
subduing t he sense of dualit y, t hey are in love wit h t he One.

nadar karay t aa har gun gaavai nadree sach samaavani-aa. | | 2| |
When He best ows His Glance of Grace, t hen t hey sing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord;
by His Grace, t hey merge in Trut h. | | 2| |


sabhnaa upar nadar parabh t ayree.
Above all is Your Glance of Grace, O God.

kisai t horhee kisai hai ghanayree.
Upon some it is best owed less, and upon ot hers it is best owed more.

t uj h t ay baahar kichh na hovai gurmukh soj hee paavni-aa. | | 3| |
Wit hout You, not hing happens at all; t he Gurmukhs underst and t his. | | 3| |

gurmukh t at hai beechaaraa.
The Gurmukhs cont emplat e t he essence of realit y;

amrit bharay t ayray bhandaaraa.
Your Treasures are overflowing wit h Ambrosial Nect ar.

bin sat gur sayvay ko-ee na paavai gur kirpaa t ay paavni-aa. | | 4| |
Wit hout serving t he True Guru, no one obt ains it . I t is obt ained only by Guru's Grace.
| | 4| |

sat gur sayvai so j an sohai.
Those who serve t he True Guru are beaut iful.

amrit naam ant ar man mohai.
The Ambrosial Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, ent ices t heir inner minds.

amrit man t an banee rat aa amrit sahj sunaavni-aa. | | 5| |
Their minds and bodies are at t uned t o t he Ambrosial Bani of t he Word; t his Ambrosial
Nect ar is int uit ively heard. | | 5| |


manmukh bhoolaa dooj ai bhaa-ay khu-aa-ay.
The deluded, self-willed manmukhs are ruined t hrough t he love of dualit y.

naam na layvai marai bikh khaa-ay.
They do not chant t he Naam, and t hey die, eat ing poison.

an-din sadaa vist aa meh vaasaa bin sayvaa j anam gavaavni-aa. | | 6| |
Night and day, t hey cont inually sit in manure. Wit hout selfless service, t heir lives are
wast ed away. | | 6| |

amrit peevai j is no aap pee-aa-ay.
They alone drink in t his Amrit , whom t he Lord Himself inspires t o do so.

gur parsaadee sahj liv laa-ay.
By Guru's Grace, t hey int uit ively enshrine love for t he Lord.

pooran poor rahi-aa sabh aapay gurmat nadree aavani-aa. | | 7| |
The Perfect Lord is Himself perfect ly pervading everywhere; t hrough t he Guru's
Teachings, He is perceived. | | 7| |

aapay aap niranj an so-ee.
He Himself is t he I mmaculat e Lord.

j in sirj ee t in aapay go-ee.
He who has creat ed, shall Himself dest roy.

naanak naam samaal sadaa t oo
N
sehj ay sach samaavani-aa. | | 8| | 16| | 17| |
O Nanak, remember t he Naam forever, and you shall merge int o t he True One wit h
int uit ive ease. | | 8| | 16| | 17| |


maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

say sach laagay j o t uDh bhaa-ay.
Those who please You are linked t o t he Trut h.

sadaa sach sayveh sahj subhaa-ay.
They serve t he True One forever, wit h int uit ive ease.

sachai sabad sachaa saalaahee sachai mayl milaavani-aa. | | 1| |
Through t he True Word of t he Shabad, t hey praise t he True One, and t hey merge in
t he merging of Trut h. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree sach salaahni-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who praise t he True One.

sach Dhi-aa-in say sach raat ay sachay sach samaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Those who medit at e on t he True One are at t uned t o Trut h; t hey are absorbed int o t he
Truest of t he True. | | 1| | Pause| |

j ah daykhaa sach sabhnee t haa-ee.
The True One is everywhere, wherever I look.

gur parsaadee man vasaa-ee.
By Guru's Grace, I enshrine Him in my mind.

t an sachaa rasnaa sach raat ee sach sun aakh vakhaanni-aa. | | 2| |
True are t he bodies of t hose whose t ongues are at t uned t o Trut h. They hear t he
Trut h, and speak it wit h t heir mout hs. | | 2| |

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mansaa maar sach samaanee.
Subduing t heir desires, t hey merge wit h t he True One;

in man deet hee sabh aavan j aanee.
t hey see in t heir minds t hat everyone comes and goes in reincarnat ion.

sat gur sayvay sadaa man nihchal nij ghar vaasaa paavni-aa. | | 3| |
Serving t he True Guru, t hey become st able forever, and t hey obt ain t heir dwelling in
t he home of t he self. | | 3| |

gur kai sabad ridai dikhaa-i-aa.
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, t he Lord is seen wit hin one's own heart .

maa-i-aa moh sabad j alaa-i-aa.
Through t he Shabad, I have burned my emot ional at t achment t o Maya.

sacho sachaa vaykh saalaahee gur sabdee sach paavni-aa. | | 4| |
I gaze upon t he Truest of t he True, and I praise Him. Through t he Word of t he Guru's
Shabad, I obt ain t he True One. | | 4| |

j o sach raat ay t in sachee liv laagee.
Those who are at t uned t o Trut h are blessed wit h t he Love of t he True One.

har naam samaaleh say vadbhaagee.
Those who praise t he Lord's Name are very fort unat e.


sachai sabad aap milaa-ay sat sangat sach gun gaavani-aa. | | 5| |
Through t he Word of His Shabad, t he True One blends wit h Himself, t hose who j oin
t he True Congregat ion and sing t he Glorious Praises of t he True One. | | 5| |

laykhaa parhee-ai j ay laykhay vich hovai.
We could read t he account of t he Lord, if He were in any account .

oh agam agochar sabad suDh hovai.
He is I naccessible and I ncomprehensible; t hrough t he Shabad, underst anding is
obt ained.

an-din sach sabad saalaahee hor ko-ay na keemat paavni-aa. | | 6| |
Night and day, praise t he True Word of t he Shabad. There is no ot her way t o know
His Wort h. | | 6| |
!
parh parh t haakay saa
N
t na aa-ee.
People read and recit e unt il t hey grow weary, but t hey do not find peace.

t arisnaa j aalay suDh na kaa-ee.
Consumed by desire, t hey have no underst anding at all.

bikh bihaaj heh bikh moh pi-aasay koorh bol bikh khaavani-aa. | | 7| |
They purchase poison, and t hey are t hirst y wit h t heir fascinat ion for poison. Telling
lies, t hey eat poison. | | 7| |

gur parsaadee ayko j aanaa.
By Guru's Grace, I know t he One.


dooj aa maar man sach samaanaa.
Subduing my sense of dualit y, my mind is absorbed int o t he True One.

naanak ayko naam vart ai man ant ar gur parsaadee paavni-aa. | | 8| | 17| | 18| |
O Nanak, t he One Name is pervading deep wit hin my mind; by Guru's Grace, I receive
it . | | 8| | 17| | 18| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

varan roop vart eh sabh t ayray.
I n all colors and forms, You are pervading.

mar mar j ameh fayr paveh ghanayray.
People die over and over again; t hey are re-born, and make t heir rounds on t he wheel
of reincarnat ion.

t oo
N
ayko nihchal agam apaaraa gurmat ee booj h buj haavani-aa. | | 1| |
You alone are Et ernal and Unchanging, I naccessible and I nfinit e. Through t he Guru's
Teachings, underst anding is impart ed. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree raam naam man vasaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who enshrine t he Lord's Name in t heir
minds.

t is roop na raykh-i-aa varan na ko-ee gurmat ee aap buj haavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The Lord has no form, feat ures or color. Through t he Guru's Teachings, He inspires us
t o underst and Him. | | 1| | Pause| |


sabh aykaa j ot j aanai j ay ko-ee.
The One Light is all-pervading; only a few know t his.

sat gur sayvi-ai pargat ho-ee.
Serving t he True Guru, t his is revealed.

gupat pargat vart ai sabh t haa-ee j ot ee j ot milaavani-aa. | | 2| |
I n t he hidden and in t he obvious, He is pervading all places. Our light merges int o t he
Light . | | 2| |

t isnaa agan j alai sansaaraa.
The world is burning in t he fire of desire,

lobh abhimaan bahut aha
N
kaaraa.
in greed, arrogance and excessive ego.

mar mar j anmai pat gavaa-ay apnee birt haa j anam gavaavni-aa. | | 3| |
People die over and over again; t hey are re-born, and lose t heir honor. They wast e
away t heir lives in vain. | | 3| |

gur kaa sabad ko virlaa booj hai.
Those who underst and t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad are very rare.

aap maaray t aa t aribhavan sooj hai.
Those who subdue t heir egot ism, come t o know t he t hree worlds.

fir oh marai na marnaa hovai sehj ay sach samaavani-aa. | | 4| |
Then, t hey die, never t o die again. They are int uit ively absorbed in t he True One. | | 4| |


maa-i-aa meh fir chit na laa-ay.
They do not focus t heir consciousness on Maya again.

gur kai sabad sad rahai samaa-ay.
They remain absorbed forever in t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad.

sach salaahay sabh ghat ant ar sacho sach suhaavani-aa. | | 5| |
They praise t he True One, who is cont ained deep wit hin all heart s. They are blessed
and exalt ed by t he Truest of t he True. | | 5| |

sach saalaahee sadaa haj ooray.
Praise t he True One, who is Ever-present .

gur kai sabad rahi-aa bharpooray.
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, He is pervading everywhere.

gur parsaadee sach nadree aavai sachay hee sukh paavni-aa. | | 6| |
By Guru's Grace, we come t o behold t he True One; from t he True One, peace is
obt ained. | | 6| |

sach man andar rahi-aa samaa-ay.
The True One permeat es and pervades t he mind wit hin.

sadaa sach nihchal aavai na j aa-ay.
The True One is Et ernal and Unchanging; He does not come and go in reincarnat ion.

sachay laagai so man nirmal gurmat ee sach samaavani-aa. | | 7| |
Those who are at t ached t o t he True One are immaculat e and pure. Through t he
Guru's Teachings, t hey merge in t he True One. | | 7| |


sach saalaahee avar na ko-ee.
Praise t he True One, and no ot her.

j it sayvi-ai sadaa sukh ho-ee.
Serving Him, et ernal peace is obt ained.
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naanak naam rat ay veechaaree sacho sach kamaavani-aa. | | 8| | 18| | 19| |
O Nanak, t hose who are at t uned t o t he Naam, reflect deeply on t he Trut h; t hey
pract ice only Trut h. | | 8| | 18| | 19| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

nirmal sabad nirmal hai banee.
The Word of t he Shabad is I mmaculat e and Pure; t he Bani of t he Word is Pure.

nirmal j ot sabh maahi samaanee.
The Light which is pervading among all is I mmaculat e.

nirmal banee har saalaahee j ap har nirmal mail gavaavni-aa. | | 1| |
So praise t he I mmaculat e Word of t he Lord's Bani; chant ing t he I mmaculat e Name of
t he Lord, all filt h is washed away. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree sukh-daat a man vasaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who enshrine t he Giver of peace wit hin
t heir minds.


har nirmal gur sabad salaahee sabdo sun t isaa mit aavni-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Praise t he I mmaculat e Lord, t hrough t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad. List en t o t he
Shabad, and quench your t hirst . | | 1| | Pause| |

nirmal naam vasi-aa man aa-ay.
When t he I mmaculat e Naam comes t o dwell in t he mind,

man t an nirmal maa-i-aa moh gavaa-ay.
t he mind and body become I mmaculat e, and emot ional at t achment t o Maya depart s.

nirmal gun gaavai nit saachay kay nirmal naad vaj aavani-aa. | | 2| |
Sing t he Glorious Praises of t he I mmaculat e True Lord forever, and t he I mmaculat e
Sound-current of t he Naad shall vibrat e wit hin. | | 2| |

nirmal amrit gur t ay paa-i-aa.
The I mmaculat e Ambrosial Nect ar is obt ained from t he Guru.

vichahu aap mu-aa t it hai moh na maa-i-aa.
When selfishness and conceit are eradicat ed from wit hin, t hen t here is no at t achment
t o Maya.

nirmal gi-aan Dhi-aan at nirmal nirmal banee man vasaavani-aa. | | 3| |
I mmaculat e is t he spirit ual wisdom, and ut t erly immaculat e is t he medit at ion, of t hose
whose minds are filled wit h t he I mmaculat e Bani of t he Word. | | 3| |

j o nirmal sayvay so nirmal hovai.
One who serves t he I mmaculat e Lord becomes immaculat e.


ha-umai mail gur sabday Dhovai.
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, t he filt h of egot ism is washed away.

nirmal vaaj ai anhad Dhun banee dar sachai sobhaa paavni-aa. | | 4| |
The I mmaculat e Bani and t he Unst ruck Melody of t he Sound-current vibrat e, and in
t he True Court , honor is obt ained. | | 4| |

nirmal t ay sabh nirmal hovai.
Through t he I mmaculat e Lord, all become immaculat e.

nirmal manoo-aa har sabad parovai.
I mmaculat e is t he mind which weaves t he Word of t he Lord's Shabad int o it self.

nirmal naam lagay badbhaagee nirmal naam suhaavani-aa. | | 5| |
Blessed and very fort unat e are t hose who are commit t ed t o t he I mmaculat e Name;
t hrough t he I mmaculat e Name, t hey are blessed and beaut ified. | | 5| |

so nirmal j o sabday sohai.
I mmaculat e is t he one who is adorned wit h t he Shabad.

nirmal naam man t an mohai.
The I mmaculat e Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, ent ices t he mind and body.

sach naam mal kaday na laagai mukh ooj al sach karaavani-aa. | | 6| |
No filt h ever at t aches it self t o t he True Name; one's face is made radiant by t he True
One. | | 6| |

man mailaa hai dooj ai bhaa-ay.
The mind is pollut ed by t he love of dualit y.


mailaa cha-ukaa mailai t haa-ay.
Filt hy is t hat kit chen, and filt hy is t hat dwelling;

mailaa khaa-ay fir mail vaDhaa-ay manmukh mail dukh paavni-aa. | | 7| |
eat ing filt h, t he self-willed manmukhs become even more filt hy. Because of t heir filt h,
t hey suffer in pain. | | 7| |

mailay nirmal sabh hukam sabaa-ay.
The filt hy, and t he immaculat e as well, are all subj ect t o t he Hukam of God's
Command.

say nirmal j o har saachay bhaa-ay.
They alone are immaculat e, who are pleasing t o t he True Lord.

naanak naam vasai man ant ar gurmukh mail chukaavani-aa. | | 8| | 19| | 20| |
O Nanak, t he Naam abides deep wit hin t he minds of t he Gurmukhs, who are cleansed
of all t heir filt h. | | 8| | 19| | 20| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

govind ooj al ooj al hansaa.
The Lord of t he Universe is radiant , and radiant are His soul-swans.

man banee nirmal mayree mansaa.
Their minds and t heir speech are immaculat e; t hey are my hope and ideal.


man ooj al sadaa mukh soheh at ooj al naam Dhi-aavani-aa. | | 1| |
Their minds are radiant , and t heir faces are always beaut iful; t hey medit at e on t he
most radiant Naam, t he Name of t he Lord. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree gobind gun gaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who sing t he Glorious Praises of t he
Lord of t he Universe.

gobid gobid kahai din raat ee gobid gun sabad sunaavni-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
So chant Gobind, Gobind, t he Lord of t he Universe, day and night ; sing t he Glorious
Praises of t he Lord Gobind, t hrough t he Word of His Shabad. | | 1| | Pause| |

gobid gaavahi sahj subhaa-ay.
Sing of t he Lord Gobind wit h int uit ive ease,

gur kai bhai ooj al ha-umai mal j aa-ay.
in t he Fear of t he Guru; you shall become radiant , and t he filt h of egot ism shall
depart .

sadaa anand raheh bhagat karahi din raat ee sun gobid gun gaavani-aa. | | 2| |
Remain in bliss forever, and perform devot ional worship, day and night . Hear and sing
t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord Gobind. | | 2| |

manoo-aa naachai bhagat drirh-aa-ay.
Channel your dancing mind in devot ional worship,

gur kai sabad manai man milaa-ay.
and t hrough t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, merge your mind wit h t he Supreme
Mind.


sachaa t aal pooray maa-i-aa moh chukaa-ay sabday nirat karaavani-aa. | | 3| |
Let your t rue and perfect t une be t he subj ugat ion of your love of Maya, and let
yourself dance t o t he Shabad. | | 3| |

oochaa kookay t aneh pachhaarhay.
People shout out loud and move t heir bodies,

maa-i-aa mohi j ohi-aa j amkaalay.
but if t hey are emot ionally at t ached t o Maya, t hen t he Messenger of Deat h shall hunt
t hem down.
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maa-i-aa moh is maneh nachaa-ay ant ar kapat dukh paavni-aa. | | 4| |
The love of Maya makes t his mind dance, and t he deceit wit hin makes people suffer in
pain. | | 4| |

gurmukh bhagat j aa aap karaa-ay.
When t he Lord inspires one t o become Gurmukh, and perform devot ional worship,

t an man raat aa sahj subhaa-ay.
t hen his body and mind are at t uned t o His Love wit h int uit ive ease.

banee vaj ai sabad vaj aa-ay gurmukh bhagat t haa-ay paavni-aa. | | 5| |
The Word of His Bani vibrat es, and t he Word of His Shabad resounds, for t he
Gurmukh whose devot ional worship is accept ed. | | 5| |

baho t aal pooray vaaj ay vaj aa-ay.
One may beat upon and play all sort s of inst rument s,


naa ko sunay na man vasaa-ay.
but no one will list en, and no one will enshrine it in t he mind.

maa-i-aa kaaran pirh banDh naachai dooj ai bhaa-ay dukh paavni-aa. | | 6| |
For t he sake of Maya, t hey set t he st age and dance, but t hey are in love wit h dualit y,
and t hey obt ain only sorrow. | | 6| |

j is ant ar pareet lagai so mukt aa.
Those whose inner beings are at t ached t o t he Lord's Love are liberat ed.

indree vas sach sanj am j ugt aa.
They cont rol t heir sexual desires, and t heir lifest yle is t he self-discipline of Trut h.

gur kai sabad sadaa har Dhi-aa-ay ayhaa bhagat har bhaavni-aa. | | 7| |
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, t hey medit at e forever on t he Lord. This
devot ional worship is pleasing t o t he Lord. | | 7| |

gurmukh bhagat j ug chaaray ho-ee.
To live as Gurmukh is devot ional worship, t hroughout t he four ages.

horat bhagat na paa-ay ko-ee.
This devot ional worship is not obt ained by any ot her means.

naanak naam gur bhagt ee paa-ee-ai gur charnee chit laavani-aa. | | 8| | 20| | 21| |
O Nanak, t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, is obt ained only t hrough devot ion t o t he
Guru. So focus your consciousness on t he Guru's Feet . | | 8| | 20| | 21| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:


sachaa sayvee sach saalaahee.
Serve t he True One, and praise t he True One.

sachai naa-ay dukh kab hee naahee.
Wit h t he True Name, pain shall never afflict you.

sukh-daat a sayvan sukh paa-in gurmat man vasaavani-aa. | | 1| |
Those who serve t he Giver of peace find peace. They enshrine t he Guru's Teachings
wit hin t heir minds. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree sukh sahj samaaDh lagaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who int uit ively ent er int o t he peace of
Samaadhi.

j o har sayveh say sadaa soheh sobhaa surat suhaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Those who serve t he Lord are always beaut iful. The glory of t heir int uit ive awareness
is beaut iful. | | 1| | Pause| |

sabh ko t ayraa bhagat kahaa-ay.
All call t hemselves Your devot ees,

say-ee bhagat t ayrai man bhaa-ay.
but t hey alone are Your devot ees, who are pleasing t o Your mind.

sach banee t uDhai saalaahan rang raat ay bhagat karaavani-aa. | | 2| |
Through t he True Word of Your Bani, t hey praise You; at t uned t o Your Love, t hey
worship You wit h devot ion. | | 2| |


sabh ko sachay har j ee-o t ayraa.
All are Yours, O Dear True Lord.

gurmukh milai t aa chookai fayraa.
Meet ing t he Gurmukh, t his cycle of reincarnat ion comes t o an end.

j aa t uDh bhaavai t aa naa-ay rachaaveh t oo
N
aapay naa-o j apaavani-aa. | | 3| |
When it pleases Your Will, t hen we merge in t he Name. You Yourself inspire us t o
chant t he Name. | | 3| |

gurmat ee har man vasaa-i-aa.
Through t he Guru's Teachings, I enshrine t he Lord wit hin my mind.

harakh sog sabh moh gavaa-i-aa.
Pleasure and pain, and all emot ional at t achment s are gone.

ikas si-o liv laagee sad hee har naam man vasaavani-aa. | | 4| |
I am lovingly cent ered on t he One Lord forever. I enshrine t he Lord's Name wit hin my
mind. | | 4| |

bhagat rang raat ay sadaa t ayrai chaa-ay.
Your devot ees are at t uned t o Your Love; t hey are always j oyful.

na-o niDh naam vasi-aa man aa-ay.
The nine t reasures of t he Naam come t o dwell wit hin t heir minds.

poorai bhaag sat gur paa-i-aa sabday mayl milaavani-aa. | | 5| |
By perfect dest iny, t hey find t he True Guru, and t hrough t he Word of t he Shabad,
t hey are unit ed in t he Lord's Union. | | 5| |


t oo
N
da-i-aal sadaa sukh-daat a.
You are Merciful, and always t he Giver of peace.

t oo
N
aapay mayleh gurmukh j aat aa.
You Yourself unit e us; You are known only t o t he Gurmukhs.

t oo
N
aapay dayveh naam vadaa-ee naam rat ay sukh paavni-aa. | | 6| |
You Yourself best ow t he glorious great ness of t he Naam; at t uned t o t he Naam, we
find peace. | | 6| |

sadaa sadaa saachay t uDh saalaahee.
Forever and ever, O True Lord, I praise You.

gurmukh j aat aa dooj aa ko naahee.
As Gurmukh, I know no ot her at all.

aykas si-o man rahi-aa samaa-ay man mani-ai maneh milaavani-aa. | | 7| |
My mind remains immersed in t he One Lord; my mind surrenders t o Him, and in my
mind I meet Him. | | 7| |

gurmukh hovai so saalaahay.
One who becomes Gurmukh, praises t he Lord.

saachay t haakur vayparvaahay.
Our True Lord and Mast er is Carefree.

naanak naam vasai man ant ar gur sabdee har maylaavani-aa. | | 8| | 21| | 22| |
O Nanak, t he Naam, t he Name of t he Lord, abides deep wit hin t he mind; t hrough t he
Word of t he Guru's Shabad, we merge wit h t he Lord. | | 8| | 21| | 22| |


maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

t ayray bhagat soheh saachai darbaaray.
Your devot ees look beaut iful in t he True Court .

gur kai sabad naam savaaray.
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, t hey are adorned wit h t he Naam.

sadaa anand raheh din raat ee gun kahi gunee samaavani-aa. | | 1| |
They are forever in bliss, day and night ; chant ing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord,
t hey merge wit h t he Lord of Glory. | | 1| |
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ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree naam sun man vasaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who hear and enshrine t he Naam
wit hin t heir minds.

har j ee-o sachaa oocho oochaa ha-umai maar milaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The Dear Lord, t he True One, t he Highest of t he High, subdues t heir ego and blends
t hem wit h Himself. | | 1| | Pause| |

har j ee-o saachaa saachee naa-ee.
True is t he Dear Lord, and True is His Name.

gur parsaadee kisai milaa-ee.
By Guru's Grace, some merge wit h Him.


gur sabad mileh say vichhurheh naahee sehj ay sach samaavani-aa. | | 2| |
Through t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad, t hose who merge wit h t he Lord shall not be
separat ed from Him again. They merge wit h int uit ive ease int o t he True Lord. | | 2| |

t uj h t ay baahar kachhoo na ho-ay.
There is not hing beyond You;

t oo
N
kar kar vaykheh j aaneh so-ay.
You are t he One who does, sees, and knows.

aapay karay karaa-ay kart aa gurmat aap milaavani-aa. | | 3| |
The Creat or Himself act s, and inspires ot hers t o act . Through t he Guru's Teachings,
He blends us int o Himself. | | 3| |

kaaman gunvant ee har paa-ay.
The virt uous soul-bride finds t he Lord;

bhai bhaa-ay seegaar banaa-ay.
she decorat es herself wit h t he Love and t he Fear of God.

sat gur sayv sadaa sohagan sach updays samaavani-aa. | | 4| |
She who serves t he True Guru is forever a happy soul-bride. She is absorbed in t he
t rue t eachings. | | 4| |

sabad visaaran t inaa t ha-ur na t haa-o.
Those who forget t he Word of t he Shabad have no home and no place of rest .

bharam bhoolay j i-o sunj ai ghar kaa-o.
They are deluded by doubt , like a crow in a desert ed house.


halat palat t inee dovai gavaa-ay dukhay dukh vihaavani-aa. | | 5| |
They forfeit bot h t his world and t he next , and t hey pass t heir lives suffering in pain
and misery. | | 5| |

likh-di-aa likh-di-aa kaagad mas kho-ee.
Writ ing on and on endlessly, t hey run out of paper and ink.

dooj ai bhaa-ay sukh paa-ay na ko-ee.
Through t he love wit h dualit y, no one has found peace.

koorh likheh t ai koorh kamaaveh j al j aaveh koorh chit laavani-aa. | | 6| |
They writ e falsehood, and t hey pract ice falsehood; t hey are burnt t o ashes by focusing
t heir consciousness on falsehood. | | 6| |

gurmukh sacho sach likheh veechaar.
The Gurmukhs writ e and reflect on Trut h, and only Trut h.

say j an sachay paavahi mokh du-aar.
The t rue ones find t he gat e of salvat ion.

sach kaagad kalam masvaanee sach likh sach samaavani-aa. | | 7| |
True is t heir paper, pen and ink; writ ing Trut h, t hey are absorbed in t he True One.
| | 7| |

mayraa parabh ant ar bait haa vaykhai.
My God sit s deep wit hin t he self; He wat ches over us.

gur parsaadee milai so-ee j an laykhai.
Those who meet t he Lord, by Guru's Grace, are accept able.


naanak naam milai vadi-aa-ee pooray gur t ay paavni-aa. | | 8| | 22| | 23| |
O Nanak, glorious great ness is received t hrough t he Naam, which is obt ained t hrough
t he Perfect Guru. | | 8| | 22| | 23| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

aat am raam pargaas gur t ay hovai.
The Divine Light of t he Supreme Soul shines fort h from t he Guru.

ha-umai mail laagee gur sabdee khovai.
The filt h st uck t o t he ego is removed t hrough t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad.

man nirmal an-din bhagt ee raat aa bhagat karay har paavni-aa. | | 1| |
One who is imbued wit h devot ional worship t o t he Lord night and day becomes pure.
Worshipping t he Lord, He is obt ained. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree aap bhagat karan avraa bhagat karaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who t hemselves worship t he Lord, and
inspire ot hers t o worship Him as well.

t inaa bhagat j anaa ka-o sad namaskaar keej ai j o an-din har gun gaavani-aa. | | 1| |
rahaa-o.
I humbly bow t o t hose devot ees who chant t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord, night and
day. | | 1| | Pause| |

aapay kart aa kaaran karaa-ay.
The Creat or Lord Himself is t he Doer of deeds.


j it bhaavai t it kaarai laa-ay.
As He pleases, He applies us t o our t asks.

poorai bhaag gur sayvaa hovai gur sayvaa t ay sukh paavni-aa. | | 2| |
Through perfect dest iny, we serve t he Guru; serving t he Guru, peace is found. | | 2| |

mar mar j eevai t aa kichh paa-ay.
Those who die, and remain dead while yet alive, obt ain it .

gur parsaadee har man vasaa-ay.
By Guru's Grace, t hey enshrine t he Lord wit hin t heir minds.

sadaa mukat har man vasaa-ay sehj ay sahj samaavani-aa. | | 3| |
Enshrining t he Lord wit hin t heir minds, t hey are liberat ed forever. Wit h int uit ive ease,
t hey merge int o t he Lord. | | 3| |

baho karam kamaavai mukat na paa-ay.
They perform all sort s of rit uals, but t hey do not obt ain liberat ion t hrough t hem.

daysant ar bhavai dooj ai bhaa-ay khu-aa-ay.
They wander around t he count ryside, and in love wit h dualit y, t hey are ruined.

birt haa j anam gavaa-i-aa kapt ee bin sabdai dukh paavni-aa. | | 4| |
The deceit ful lose t heir lives in vain; wit hout t he Word of t he Shabad, t hey obt ain only
misery. | | 4| |

Dhaavat raakhai t haak rahaa-ay.
Those who rest rain t heir wandering mind, keeping it st eady and st able,


gur parsaadee param pad paa-ay.
obt ain t he supreme st at us, by Guru's Grace.

sat gur aapay mayl milaa-ay mil pareet am sukh paavni-aa. | | 5| |
The True Guru Himself unit es us in Union wit h t he Lord. Meet ing t he Beloved, peace is
obt ained. | | 5| |
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ik koorh laagay koorhay fal paa-ay.
Some are st uck in falsehood, and false are t he rewards t hey receive.

dooj ai bhaa-ay birt haa j anam gavaa-ay.
I n love wit h dualit y, t hey wast e away t heir lives in vain.

aap dubay saglay kul dobay koorh bol bikh khaavani-aa. | | 6| |
They drown t hemselves, and drown t heir ent ire family; speaking lies, t hey eat poison.
| | 6| |

is t an meh man ko gurmukh daykhai.
How rare are t hose who, as Gurmukh, look wit hin t heir bodies, int o t heir minds.

bhaa-ay bhagat j aa ha-umai sokhai.
Through loving devot ion, t heir ego evaporat es.

siDh saaDhik moniDhaaree rahay liv laa-ay t in bhee t an meh man na dikhaavani-aa.
| | 7| |
The Siddhas, t he seekers and t he silent sages cont inually, lovingly focus t heir
consciousness, but t hey have not seen t he mind wit hin t he body. | | 7| |


aap karaa-ay kart aa so-ee.
The Creat or Himself inspires us t o work;

hor ke karay keet ai ki-aa ho-ee.
what can anyone else do? What can be done by our doing?

naanak j is naam dayvai so layvai naamo man vasaavani-aa. | | 8| | 23| | 24| |
O Nanak, t he Lord best ows His Name; we receive it , and enshrine it wit hin t he mind.
| | 8| | 23| | 24| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

is gufaa meh akhut bhandaaraa.
Wit hin t his cave, t here is an inexhaust ible t reasure.

t is vich vasai har alakh apaaraa.
Wit hin t his cave, t he I nvisible and I nfinit e Lord abides.

aapay gupat pargat hai aapay gur sabdee aap vanj aavan-i-aa. | | 1| |
He Himself is hidden, and He Himself is revealed; t hrough t he Word of t he Guru's
Shabad, selfishness and conceit are eliminat ed. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree amrit naam man vasaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who enshrine t he Ambrosial Naam, t he
Name of t he Lord, wit hin t heir minds.


amrit naam mahaa ras meet haa gurmat ee amrit pee-aavni-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The t ast e of t he Ambrosial Naam is very sweet ! Through t he Guru's Teachings, drink
in t his Ambrosial Nect ar. | | 1| | Pause| |

ha-umai maar baj ar kapaat khulaa-i-aa.
Subduing egot ism, t he rigid doors are opened.

naam amolak gur parsaadee paa-i-aa.
The Priceless Naam is obt ained by Guru's Grace.

bin sabdai naam na paa-ay ko-ee gur kirpaa man vasaavani-aa. | | 2| |
Wit hout t he Shabad, t he Naam is not obt ained. By Guru's Grace, it is implant ed wit hin
t he mind. | | 2| |

gur gi-aan anj an sach nayt ree paa-i-aa.
The Guru has applied t he t rue oint ment of spirit ual wisdom t o my eyes.

ant ar chaanan agi-aan anDhayr gavaa-i-aa.
Deep wit hin, t he Divine Light has dawned, and t he darkness of ignorance has been
dispelled.

j ot ee j ot milee man maani-aa har dar sobhaa paavni-aa. | | 3| |
My light has merged int o t he Light ; my mind has surrendered, and I am blessed wit h
Glory in t he Court of t he Lord. | | 3| |

sareerahu bhaalan ko baahar j aa-ay.
Those who look out side t he body, searching for t he Lord,


naam na lahai bahut vaygaar dukh paa-ay.
shall not receive t he Naam; t hey shall inst ead be forced t o suffer t he t errible pains of
slavery.

manmukh anDhay sooj hai naahee fir ghir aa-ay gurmukh vat h paavni-aa. | | 4| |
The blind, self-willed manmukhs do not underst and; but when t hey ret urn once again
t o t heir own home, t hen, as Gurmukh, t hey find t he genuine art icle. | | 4| |

gur parsaadee sachaa har paa-ay.
By Guru's Grace, t he True Lord is found.

man t an vaykhai ha-umai mail j aa-ay.
Wit hin your mind and body, see t he Lord, and t he filt h of egot ism shall depart .

bais sut haan sad har gun gaavai sachai sabad samaavani-aa. | | 5| |
Sit t ing in t hat place, sing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord forever, and be absorbed in
t he True Word of t he Shabad. | | 5| |

na-o dar t haakay Dhaavat rahaa-ay.
Those who close off t he nine gat es, and rest rain t he wandering mind,

dasvai nij ghar vaasaa paa-ay.
come t o dwell in t he Home of t he Tent h Gat e.

ot hai anhad sabad vaj eh din raat ee gurmat ee sabad sunaavni-aa. | | 6| |
There, t he Unst ruck Melody of t he Shabad vibrat es day and night . Through t he Guru's
Teachings, t he Shabad is heard. | | 6| |


bin sabdai ant ar aanayraa.
Wit hout t he Shabad, t here is only darkness wit hin.

na vasat lahai na chookai fayraa.
The genuine art icle is not found, and t he cycle of reincarnat ion does not end.

sat gur hat h kunj ee horat dar khulai naahee gur poorai bhaag milaavani-aa. | | 7| |
The key is in t he hands of t he True Guru; no one else can open t his door. By perfect
dest iny, He is met . | | 7| |

gupat pargat t oo
N
sabhnee t haa-ee.
You are t he hidden and t he revealed in all places.

gur parsaadee mil soj hee paa-ee.
Receiving Guru's Grace, t his underst anding is obt ained.

naanak naam salaahi sadaa t oo
N
gurmukh man vasaavani-aa. | | 8| | 24| | 25| |
O Nanak, praise t he Naam forever; as Gurmukh, enshrine it wit hin t he mind.
| | 8| | 24| | 25| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

gurmukh milai milaa-ay aapay.
The Gurmukhs meet t he Lord, and inspire ot hers t o meet Him as well.

kaal na j ohai dukh na sant aapay.
Deat h does not see t hem, and pain does not afflict t hem.


ha-umai maar banDhan sabh t orhai gurmukh sabad suhaavani-aa. | | 1| |
Subduing egot ism, t hey break all t heir bonds; as Gurmukh, t hey are adorned wit h t he
Word of t he Shabad. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree har har naam suhaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who look beaut iful in t he Name of t he
Lord, Har, Har.

gurmukh gaavai gurmukh naachai har sayt ee chit laavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
The Gurmukhs sing, t he Gurmukhs dance, and focus t heir consciousness on t he Lord.
| | 1| | Pause| |
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gurmukh j eevai marai parvaan.
The Gurmukhs are celebrat ed in life and deat h.

aarj aa na chheej ai sabad pachhaan.
Their lives are not wast ed; t hey realize t he Word of t he Shabad.

gurmukh marai na kaal na khaa-ay gurmukh sach samaavani-aa. | | 2| |
The Gurmukhs do not die; t hey are not consumed by deat h. The Gurmukhs are
absorbed in t he True Lord. | | 2| |

gurmukh har dar sobhaa paa-ay.
The Gurmukhs are honored in t he Court of t he Lord.

gurmukh vichahu aap gavaa-ay.
The Gurmukhs eradicat e selfishness and conceit from wit hin.


aap t arai kul saglay t aaray gurmukh j anam savaarni-aa. | | 3| |
They save t hemselves, and save all t heir families and ancest ors as well. The
Gurmukhs redeem t heir lives. | | 3| |

gurmukh dukh kaday na lagai sareer.
The Gurmukhs never suffer bodily pain.

gurmukh ha-umai chookai peer.
The Gurmukhs have t he pain of egot ism t aken away.

gurmukh man nirmal fir mail na laagai gurmukh sahj samaavani-aa. | | 4| |
The minds of t he Gurmukhs are immaculat e and pure; no filt h ever st icks t o t hem
again. The Gurmukhs merge in celest ial peace. | | 4| |

gurmukh naam milai vadi-aa-ee.
The Gurmukhs obt ain t he Great ness of t he Naam.

gurmukh gun gaavai sobhaa paa-ee.
The Gurmukhs sing t he Glorious Praises of t he Lord, and obt ain honor.

sadaa anand rahai din raat ee gurmukh sabad karaavani-aa. | | 5| |
They remain in bliss forever, day and night . The Gurmukhs pract ice t he Word of t he
Shabad. | | 5| |

gurmukh an-din sabday raat aa.
The Gurmukhs are at t uned t o t he Shabad, night and day.

gurmukh j ug chaaray hai j aat aa.
The Gurmukhs are known t hroughout t he four ages.


gurmukh gun gaavai sadaa nirmal sabday bhagat karaavani-aa. | | 6| |
The Gurmukhs always sing t he Glorious Praises of t he I mmaculat e Lord. Through t he
Shabad, t hey pract ice devot ional worship. | | 6| |

baaj h guroo hai anDh anDhaaraa.
Wit hout t he Guru, t here is only pit ch-black darkness.

j amkaal gart hay karahi pukaaraa.
Seized by t he Messenger of Deat h, people cry out and scream.

an-din rogee bist aa kay keerhay bist aa meh dukh paavni-aa. | | 7| |
Night and day, t hey are diseased, like maggot s in manure, and in manure t hey endure
agony. | | 7| |

gurmukh aapay karay karaa-ay.
The Gurmukhs know t hat t he Lord alone act s, and causes ot hers t o act .

gurmukh hirdai vut haa aap aa-ay.
I n t he heart s of t he Gurmukhs, t he Lord Himself comes t o dwell.

naanak naam milai vadi-aa-ee pooray gur t ay paavni-aa. | | 8| | 25| | 26| |
O Nanak, t hrough t he Naam, great ness is obt ained. I t is received from t he Perfect
Guru. | | 8| | 25| | 26| |

maaj h mehlaa 3.
Maaj h, Third Mehl:

aykaa j ot j ot hai sareeraa.
The One Light is t he light of all bodies.


sabad dikhaa-ay sat gur pooraa.
The Perfect True Guru reveals it t hrough t he Word of t he Shabad.

aapay farak keet on ghat ant ar aapay banat banaavani-aa. | | 1| |
He Himself inst ills t he sense of separat ion wit hin our heart s; He Himself creat ed t he
Creat ion. | | 1| |

ha-o vaaree j ee-o vaaree har sachay kay gun gaavani-aa.
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, t o t hose who sing t he Glorious Praises of t he
True Lord.

baaj h guroo ko sahj na paa-ay gurmukh sahj samaavani-aa. | | 1| | rahaa-o.
Wit hout t he Guru, no one obt ains int uit ive wisdom; t he Gurmukh is absorbed in
int uit ive peace. | | 1| | Pause| |

t oo
N
aapay soheh aapay j ag moheh.
You Yourself are Beaut iful, and You Yourself ent ice t he world.

t oo
N
aapay nadree j agat paroveh.
You Yourself, by Your Kind Mercy, weave t he t hread of t he world.

t oo
N
aapay dukh sukh dayveh kart ay gurmukh har daykhaavani-aa. | | 2| |
You Yourself best ow pain and pleasure, O Creat or. The Lord reveals Himself t o t he
Gurmukh. | | 2| |

aapay kart aa karay karaa-ay.
The Creat or Himself act s, and causes ot hers t o act .


aapay sabad gur man vasaa-ay.
Through Him, t he Word of t he Guru's Shabad is enshrined wit hin t he mind.

sabday upj ai amrit banee gurmukh aakh sunaavni-aa. | | 3| |
The Ambrosial Word of t he Guru's Bani emanat es from t he Word of t he Shabad. The
Gurmukh speaks it and hears it . | | 3| |

aapay kart aa aapay bhugt aa.
He Himself is t he Creat or, a