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                                   GURU TEG BAHADUR JI – AN APOSTLE OF PEACE (1621-1675 AD)


Guru Teg Bahadur was the fifth and the youngest son of Guru Hargobind Sahib, the sixth in the lineage of the Sikh Gurus. He was born on first of April, 1621 at Guru ke Mahal at Amritsar to Mata Nanki. In the foremost years of life, he learned the art of warfare and knowledge of scriptures from the likes of Bhai Gurdas and Baba Budha ji.

Initial period of growth

In 1630 when he was nine year old, his family moved to Kartarpur near Jalandhar and he tied a nuptial knot with (Mata) Gujri, daughter of Bhai Lal Chand and Bibi Bishan Kaur of Bakala. His father, Guru Hargobind built the city of Kiratpur at the foothills of the mountains and the Sikh seminary moved there along with other members of the family. However (Guru) Teg Bahadur continued to stay at Bakala with his wife, Gujri and his mother, Bibi Nanki for many more years. During those 30 years of his life, he remained aloof from the outside world and he spent most of his time in deep meditation and prayers to the Almighty. He sat for long hours in an underground cellar, revered as Bhora Sahib now days.

In the subsequent years, Guru Hargobind preached in far off lands the tenets of Sikh faith, and he established many centers of Religious propagation in the region of Malwa, Doaba, eastern Punjab and Kashmir. The legacy was continued by his son, Guru Har Rai as the 7th Guru, who established Kiratpur as a great center of pilgrimage for the masses. Further, the child prodigy, Guru Harkrishan, his younger son attained the mantle of Guruship at the age of 4, and continued the message of Divine love to all in next 5 years. He left for His heavenly abode to merge with the Divine at the age of 9 in New Delhi on 30th March, 1664. Before breathing his last, he announced that the next Guru will be ‘Baba’ of Bakale, that means the grandfather who lives in Bakala, without naming his successor.

Upon hearing this news, many of the Sodhi clan, nearly 22 of them settled down in Bakala and claimed to be the rightful descendant of the throne of Sikh Religion. They established their own ‘Manjis’ – and starting taking offerings from the pilgrims who thronged to Bakala in search of the Successor Guru. This caused utter confusion in Sikh masses over the contentious issue of the next Guru of the Sikhs. This parlay went on for few months, however finally the truth was unveiled in a miraculous way.

As the Ninth Guru of the Sikhs

A devote Sikh, Makhan Shah Lubhana was a wealthy merchant and was sailing in the sea with his precious cargo. During this sailing, he was engulfed in a storm and was about to loose his cargo as well as his life to a thunderstorm. He earnestly prayed to God and offered 500 Gold mohurs to the Guru, to save him from this catastrophe. He had a miraculous escape and upon return to the lands, he reached Baba Bakala with his troupe to offer the 500 gold mohurs and pay obeisance to the house of Nanak. However, he was taken aback to find more than 22 self-styled claimants to the title of the Guru. He was surprised and in quick reaction, he starting offering 2 gold mohurs to each of the 22 imposters sitting there. All of them uttered praise on him for this bounty, none showed up to claim the rest of mohurs. Having failed to find the true Guru, he was about to return when someone guided him to the underground cellar where Guru Teg Bahadur used to meditate in solitude. In the same way, he offered two gold mohurs and waited for reaction. Teg Bahadur opened his eyes, looked upon him, and showed a sign of injury on his back that occurred while steering his ship to safety. He fell at his feat, offered balance of the mohurs and went shouting in ecstasy, ‘ Guru ladho re, Guru Ladho re’, I have found the true Guru! Thus, the ninth Guru was revealed and Sikh masses started converging to Bakala to seek spiritual guidance from the great Master.

After sometime, Guru Teg Bahadur went to pay obeisance at te holy city of Amritsar, where the sacred shrine of Harimandir was built by fifth Guru, Guru Arjan in 1604 AD. But the descendants of Prithi Chand and Meharban did not allow him to go in, fearing that they will loose control of this shrine. So, Guru Teg Bahadur offered his prayers just outside the periphery, at a place now called as Thara Sahib, that stands testimony to his visit to this place. To avoid any conflicts, he moved to Kiratpur and started spreading the teachings of Nanak to the pilgrims in large numbers. He also bought a huge set of jungle in village, Makhowal from the Raja of Kahlur in 1665 and started establishing it as the city of Anandpur- a tranquil place of bliss. In later years, Anandpur attained supreme glory in establishing the Khalsa order, the pure ones by the tenth Master in 1699.

Towards the East

After stabilizing the tasks of the routine, Guru Teg Bahadur set on a long and arduous journey towards the east of Hindustan, to spread the message of Universal Truth, and disseminate the teachings of Guru Nanak and the subsequent Gurus in important places of significance, where Guru Nanak had already travelled during the Udasi of the east and there were followers in those regions.
After crossing over Patiala, Dhamdhan, Kurukshetra enroots to Patna, he reached there with his family and disciples in early part of 16…, He stayed there in the house of Raja Fateh Chand Maini, who offered great hospitality to the Guru and his family. The Sangat thronged in large number to seek blessing of the Guru and hear sermons from him. The Gurus wife and mother stayed up in Patna, and the Guru left for his onward sojourn in Assam, Dacca and Bengal. At every place, he preached people about One God, to shun ignorance and go away with rituals. He had great influence on all, even the Witches of Kamrup fell on his feet, after failing to haunt him. After preaching in Dhubri, monghyr and other places, he reached Dacca, a foremost center in the east. The rich or poor, the kings or paupers, all came to seek his divine darshan and get hid blessings in return.

In the meantime in Patna, Mata Gujri gave birth to his son, Gobind Rai in 1666, the long awaited joy and bliss of a child in house of Gujri. Guru Gobind Singh’s birth place is known as Takht Sri Patna Sahib, and it is an important pilgrim center for the Sikhs now. When Guru Teg Bahadur rejoined his family in Patna, he met them in the gardens of the Muslim Nawab, thereby stands a Gurdwara, Guru ka bagh in sacred memory of his visit in this place. After a brief stay at Patna, Guru ji returned back to Anandpur and continued preaching in the areas of the region. Later on, his family also joined him in Anandpur Sahib.

Mughal Oppressions

After the death of Jahangir, Shah Jahan became the ruler of India, and he continued the Islamic fundamentalism in his dynasty. He was imprisoned by his younger son, Aurangzeb, who overthrew him and Shah Jahan died in captivity after few years of isolation. Aurangzeb also killed his brothers, Dara Shikoh and Murad to avoid any conflicts for the throne.

Aurangzeb unleashed a reign of terror on the Hindu population and desecrated the Hindu shrines and places of pilgrimage. He taxed the hindus with Jazia , a heavy penalty for those who are non-Muslim. The worst suffers were the Kashmiri Pandits, as Kashmir was the citadel of knowledge and learning in those days. He proclaimed that either they adopt Islam or give their heads in turn.

The group of Kashmiri Pandits flocked to the divine court of Guru Teg Bahadur, seeking his intervention to stop atrocities on them. They pleaded to him to save them from the cruel hands of Aurangzeb and his Governors of different states, who were torturing the poor peasants with fear, repulsions and death.


On hearing the plea of these Pandits, Gobind Rai, the young son of Guru Teg Bahadur virtuously commented, “ O father! There is none who is more capable to liberate these poor ones, who are suffering greatly by the hands of the Mughal Rulers, only you can redeem them from the cursed life wretched by the tyrant state.” Thus, the Guru decided to meet personally Emperor Aurangzeb and said that if Aurangzeb could convert him to his fold, then all the Kashmiri Pandits and their followers will follow suit.

The Guru started his journey towards Delhi passing through numerous towns and cities, and also briefly stayed at Agra, where a beautiful Gurdwara was built to commemorate his visit this historic town.
Upon reaching Delhi, he stayed at the house of Raja Jai Singh, a ardent follower of the Guru. He was asked to perform miracles or convert to Islam and win the laurels of the Emperor.

Guru ji refused both the terms and decided to sacrifice his life for religion and tolerance. In following actions of cruelty, Bhai Mati Das was tortured to death by cutting him into two pieces with sharp edged saw passing through the middle of his head. Another devotee, Bhai Dyala was thrown in the cauldron of boiling water and he succumbed to the burns on his body. The third disciple, Sati Das wrapped in a bundle of cotton-wool and set on fire. All three of them embraced death with dignity and pious way, thus setting an example of true devotion to the Guru.

Finally, the butcher of Samana, Jalal-ud-din was entrusted the job of execution of Guru Teg Bahadur in the square close to the Kotwali of Chandni Chowk. There were thousands of people watching with despair this cowardly act of the rulers, creating a wave of hatred for the Emperor and his governance. The Butcher beheaded the Guru with sword, separating the face from body. In a commotion that followed and turbulence in weather, Bhai Jaita wrapped the Guru’s face in a cloth and took it in his arms to safety. He reached Anandpur and offered it to Guru Gobind for the cremation ceremony. Guru Gobind Singh lovingly addressed Bhai Jaita as ‘ Rangreta, Guru ka Beta’ ( the Brave-heart act, like a son of Guru) for his heroic task.

The other remains of Guru’s body were lifted in swift action by the ardent follower and a wealthy merchant, Bhai Lakhi Shah Vanjara, who cremated the same with full honour by burning down his own house, seemingly to be an accidental fire at his place.
The place were the Guru was martyred is called as Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib and the place of cremation of his body is known as Gurdwara Raqab Ganj Sahib. Both these shrines are testimony to the great sacrifice of Guru Teg Bahadur, and there are no traces of glory in history for the likes of Aurangzeb. The annals of history in the year 1675 will remain the greatest event of historic importance for the generations to come.

Teachings of Guru Teg Bahadur ji

Guru Teg Bahadur’s life is an epitome of divine love of the Supreme Creator, he spent a major part of his life in deep solitude and became one with God.
His sermons and preachings are contained in the holy, Guru Granth Sahib, and the the are recited on completion of the Akhand Paath or Sehaj Paath, the divine message is conveyed in most befitting manner about the reality of life and the reason to be born as human beings. The path of enlightenment exhibit keen desire and longing for the union with Supreme Being.

When a life is filled with prayers, contemplation and deep trance of His Love, the death seems to be like a bubble of water. Life is short, death is divine. There is no one who can attain eternity except the ones who realize the true meaning of the life, and that is to remember the God, do good deeds and live a simple life of joy and contentment. Thus, the fear of death is overcome, true salvation is attained.
It is not necessary to shun the world, go in wilderness and spend a life of an ascetic. The foremost conclusion is to attain moksha while living a normal human life. There is illusionary and myriad wealth around us, we are engrossed in worldly maya, and attached to physical belongings. The banis of Guru Teg Bahadur guide us to path of enlightenment and explains the truth of life in simple and easy to understand the real worth of human existence.



We add to the this write-up Holy Bani of

ਗੁਰੂ ਤੇਗ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਜੀ (ਮਃ Guru Sahib Guru Teg Bahadar Ji

to spread Holy Message of Martyr Guru Ji far and wide.


ਗੁਰੂ ਤੇਗ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਜੀ (ਮਃ )

Guru Teg Bahadar Ji


(All text arrangement, conversion to Unicode Gurmukhi/Devanagari fonts, Phonetic transliteration and formatting etc by: Kulbir Singh Thind, MD. English translation by: Sant Singh Khalsa, MD. Any use of text for commercial or internet projects requires express written approval from: Kulbir S Thind, MDand Sant Singh Khalsa, MD.)


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ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥


ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

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

ਰਾਗੁ ਗਉੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


raag ga-orhee mehlaa 9.

Raag Gauree, Ninth Mehl

ਸਾਧੋ ਮਨ ਕਾ ਮਾਨੁ ਤਿਆਗਉ ॥


saaDho man kaa maan ti-aaga-o.

: Holy Saadhus: forsake the pride of your mind.

ਕਾਮੁ ਕ੍ਰੋਧੁ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਦੁਰਜਨ ਕੀ ਤਾ ਤੇ ਅਹਿਨਿਸਿ ਭਾਗਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


kaam kroDh sangat durjan kee taa tay ahinis bhaaga-o. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Sexual desire, anger and the company of evil people – run away from them, day and night. ||1||Pause||

ਸੁਖੁ ਦੁਖੁ ਦੋਨੋ ਸਮ ਕਰਿ ਜਾਨੈ ਅਉਰੁ ਮਾਨੁ ਅਪਮਾਨਾ ॥


sukh dukh dono sam kar jaanai a-or maan apmaanaa.

One who knows that pain and pleasure are both the same, and honor and dishonor as well,

ਹਰਖ ਸੋਗ ਤੇ ਰਹੈ ਅਤੀਤਾ ਤਿਨਿ ਜਗਿ ਤਤੁ ਪਛਾਨਾ ॥੧॥


harakh sog tay rahai ateetaa tin jag tat pachhaanaa. ||1||

who remains detached from joy and sorrow, realizes the true essence in the world. ||1||

ਉਸਤਤਿ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਦੋਊ ਤਿਆਗੈ ਖੋਜੈ ਪਦੁ ਨਿਰਬਾਨਾ ॥


ustat nindaa do-oo ti-aagai khojai pad nirbaanaa.

Renounce both praise and blame; seek instead the state of Nirvaanaa.

ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਇਹੁ ਖੇਲੁ ਕਠਨੁ ਹੈ ਕਿਨਹੂੰ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜਾਨਾ ॥੨॥੧॥


jan naanak ih khayl kathan hai kinhooN gurmukh jaanaa. ||2||1||

O servant Nanak, this is such a difficult game; only a few Gurmukhs understand it! ||2||1||

ਗਉੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


ga-orhee mehlaa 9.

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:

ਸਾਧੋ ਰਚਨਾ ਰਾਮ ਬਨਾਈ ॥


saaDho rachnaa raam banaa-ee.

Holy Saadhus: the Lord fashioned the creation.

ਇਕਿ ਬਿਨਸੈ ਇਕ ਅਸਥਿਰੁ ਮਾਨੈ ਅਚਰਜੁ ਲਖਿਓ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


ik binsai ik asthir maanai achraj lakhi-o na jaa-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

One person passes away, and another thinks that he will live forever – this is a wonder beyond understanding! ||1||Pause||

ਕਾਮ ਕ੍ਰੋਧ ਮੋਹ ਬਸਿ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਹਰਿ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਬਿਸਰਾਈ ॥


kaam kroDh moh bas paraanee har moorat bisraa-ee.

The mortal beings are held in the power of sexual desire, anger and emotional attachment; they have forgotten the Lord, the Immortal Form.

ਝੂਠਾ ਤਨੁ ਸਾਚਾ ਕਰਿ ਮਾਨਿਓ ਜਿਉ ਸੁਪਨਾ ਰੈਨਾਈ ॥੧॥


jhoothaa tan saachaa kar maani-o ji-o supnaa rainaa-ee. ||1||

The body is false, but they believe it to be true; it is like a dream in the night. ||1||

ਜੋ ਦੀਸੈ ਸੋ ਸਗਲ ਬਿਨਾਸੈ ਜਿਉ ਬਾਦਰ ਕੀ ਛਾਈ ॥


jo deesai so sagal binaasai ji-o baadar kee chhaa-ee.

Whatever is seen, shall all pass away, like the shadow of a cloud.

ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਜਗੁ ਜਾਨਿਓ ਮਿਥਿਆ ਰਹਿਓ ਰਾਮ ਸਰਨਾਈ ॥੨॥੨॥


jan naanak jag jaani-o mithi-aa rahi-o raam sarnaa-ee. ||2||2||

O servant Nanak, one who knows the world to be unreal, dwells in the Sanctuary of the Lord. ||2||2||

ਗਉੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


ga-orhee mehlaa 9.

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:

ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਕਉ ਹਰਿ ਜਸੁ ਮਨਿ ਨਹੀ ਆਵੈ ॥


paraanee ka-o har jas man nahee aavai.

The Praise of the Lord does not come to dwell in the minds of the mortal beings.

ਅਹਿਨਿਸਿ ਮਗਨੁ ਰਹੈ ਮਾਇਆ ਮੈ ਕਹੁ ਕੈਸੇ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਵੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


ahinis magan rahai maa-i-aa mai kaho kaisay gun gaavai. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Day and night, they remain engrossed in Maya. Tell me, how can they sing God’s Glories? ||1||Pause||

ਪੂਤ ਮੀਤ ਮਾਇਆ ਮਮਤਾ ਸਿਉ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਆਪੁ ਬੰਧਾਵੈ ॥


poot meet maa-i-aa mamtaa si-o ih biDh aap banDhaavai.

In this way, they bind themselves to children, friends, Maya and possessiveness.

ਮ੍ਰਿਗ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਜਿਉ ਝੂਠੋ ਇਹੁ ਜਗ ਦੇਖਿ ਤਾਸਿ ਉਠਿ ਧਾਵੈ ॥੧॥


marig tarisnaa ji-o jhootho ih jag daykh taas uth Dhaavai. ||1||

Like the deer’s delusion, this world is false; and yet, beholding it, they chase after it. ||1||

ਭੁਗਤਿ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਕਾ ਕਾਰਨੁ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਮੂੜ ਤਾਹਿ ਬਿਸਰਾਵੈ ॥


bhugat mukat kaa kaaran su-aamee moorh taahi bisraavai.

Our Lord and Master is the source of pleasures and liberation; and yet, the fool forgets Him.

ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੋਟਨ ਮੈ ਕੋਊ ਭਜਨੁ ਰਾਮ ਕੋ ਪਾਵੈ ॥੨॥੩॥


jan naanak kotan mai ko-oo bhajan raam ko paavai. ||2||3||

O servant Nanak, among millions, there is scarcely anyone who attains the Lord’s meditation. ||2||3||

ਗਉੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


ga-orhee mehlaa 9.

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:

ਸਾਧੋ ਇਹੁ ਮਨੁ ਗਹਿਓ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥


saaDho ih man gahi-o na jaa-ee.

Holy Saadhus: this mind cannot be restrained.

ਚੰਚਲ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਸੰਗਿ ਬਸਤੁ ਹੈ ਯਾ ਤੇ ਥਿਰੁ ਨ ਰਹਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


chanchal tarisnaa sang basat hai yaa tay thir na rahaa-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Fickle desires dwell with it, and so it cannot remain steady. ||1||Pause||

ਕਠਨ ਕਰੋਧ ਘਟ ਹੀ ਕੇ ਭੀਤਰਿ ਜਿਹ ਸੁਧਿ ਸਭ ਬਿਸਰਾਈ ॥


kathan karoDh ghat hee kay bheetar jih suDh sabh bisraa-ee.

The heart is filled with anger and violence, which cause all sense to be forgotten.

ਰਤਨੁ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਸਭ ਕੋ ਹਿਰਿ ਲੀਨਾ ਤਾ ਸਿਉ ਕਛੁ ਨ ਬਸਾਈ ॥੧॥


ratan gi-aan sabh ko hir leenaa taa si-o kachh na basaa-ee. ||1||

The jewel of spiritual wisdom has been taken away from everyone; nothing can withstand it. ||1||

ਜੋਗੀ ਜਤਨ ਕਰਤ ਸਭਿ ਹਾਰੇ ਗੁਨੀ ਰਹੇ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਈ ॥


jogee jatan karat sabh haaray gunee rahay gun gaa-ee.

The Yogis have tried everything and failed; the virtuous have grown weary of singing God’s Glories.

ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਭਏ ਦਇਆਲਾ ਤਉ ਸਭ ਬਿਧਿ ਬਨਿ ਆਈ ॥੨॥੪॥


jan naanak har bha-ay da-i-aalaa ta-o sabh biDh ban aa-ee. ||2||4||

O servant Nanak, when the Lord becomes merciful, then every effort is successful. ||2||4||

ਗਉੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


ga-orhee mehlaa 9.

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:

ਸਾਧੋ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਕੇ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਵਉ ॥


saaDho gobind kay gun gaava-o.

Holy Saadhus: sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe.

ਮਾਨਸ ਜਨਮੁ ਅਮੋਲਕੁ ਪਾਇਓ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਕਾਹਿ ਗਵਾਵਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


maanas janam amolak paa-i-o birthaa kaahi gavaava-o. ||1|| rahaa-o.

You have obtained the priceless jewel of this human life; why are you uselessly wasting it? ||1||Pause||

ਪਤਿਤ ਪੁਨੀਤ ਦੀਨ ਬੰਧ ਹਰਿ ਸਰਨਿ ਤਾਹਿ ਤੁਮ ਆਵਉ ॥


patit puneet deen banDh har saran taahi tum aava-o.

He is the Purifier of sinners, the Friend of the poor. Come, and enter the Lord’s Sanctuary.

ਗਜ ਕੋ ਤ੍ਰਾਸੁ ਮਿਟਿਓ ਜਿਹ ਸਿਮਰਤ ਤੁਮ ਕਾਹੇ ਬਿਸਰਾਵਉ ॥੧॥


gaj ko taraas miti-o jih simrat tum kaahay bisraava-o. ||1||

Remembering Him, the elephant’s fear was removed; so why do you forget Him? ||1||

ਤਜਿ ਅਭਿਮਾਨ ਮੋਹ ਮਾਇਆ ਫੁਨਿ ਭਜਨ ਰਾਮ ਚਿਤੁ ਲਾਵਉ ॥


taj abhimaan moh maa-i-aa fun bhajan raam chit laava-o.

Renounce your egotistical pride and your emotional attachment to Maya; focus your consciousness on the Lord’s meditation.

ਨਾਨਕ ਕਹਤ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਪੰਥ ਇਹੁ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਹੋਇ ਤੁਮ ਪਾਵਉ ॥੨॥੫॥


naanak kahat mukat panth ih gurmukh ho-ay tum paava-o. ||2||5||

Says Nanak, this is the path to liberation. Become Gurmukh, and attain it. ||2||5||

ਗਉੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


ga-orhee mehlaa 9.

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:

ਕੋਊ ਮਾਈ ਭੂਲਿਓ ਮਨੁ ਸਮਝਾਵੈ ॥


ko-oo maa-ee bhooli-o man samjhaavai.

O mother, if only someone would instruct my wayward mind.

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ਬੇਦ ਪੁਰਾਨ ਸਾਧ ਮਗ ਸੁਨਿ ਕਰਿ ਨਿਮਖ ਨ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਵੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


bayd puraan saaDh mag sun kar nimakh na har gun gaavai. ||1|| rahaa-o.

This mind listens to the Vedas, the Puraanas, and the ways of the Holy Saints, but it does not sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, for even an instant. ||1||Pause||

ਦੁਰਲਭ ਦੇਹ ਪਾਇ ਮਾਨਸ ਕੀ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਜਨਮੁ ਸਿਰਾਵੈ ॥


durlabh dayh paa-ay maanas kee birthaa janam siraavai.

Having obtained this human body, so very difficult to obtain, it is now being uselessly wasted.

ਮਾਇਆ ਮੋਹ ਮਹਾ ਸੰਕਟ ਬਨ ਤਾ ਸਿਉ ਰੁਚ ਉਪਜਾਵੈ ॥੧॥


maa-i-aa moh mahaa sankat ban taa si-o ruch upjaavai. ||1||

Emotional attachment to Maya is such a treacherous wilderness, and yet, people are in love with it. ||1||

ਅੰਤਰਿ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਸਦਾ ਸੰਗਿ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਤਾ ਸਿਉ ਨੇਹੁ ਨ ਲਾਵੈ ॥


antar baahar sadaa sang parabh taa si-o nayhu na laavai.

Inwardly and outwardly, God is always with them, and yet, they do not enshrine Love for Him.

ਨਾਨਕ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਤਾਹਿ ਤੁਮ ਮਾਨਹੁ ਜਿਹ ਘਟਿ ਰਾਮੁ ਸਮਾਵੈ ॥੨॥੬॥


naanak mukat taahi tum maanhu jih ghat raam samaavai. ||2||6||

O Nanak, know that those whose hearts are filled with the Lord are liberated. ||2||6||

ਗਉੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


ga-orhee mehlaa 9.

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:

ਸਾਧੋ ਰਾਮ ਸਰਨਿ ਬਿਸਰਾਮਾ ॥


saaDho raam saran bisraamaa.

Holy Saadhus: rest and peace are in the Sanctuary of the Lord.

ਬੇਦ ਪੁਰਾਨ ਪੜੇ ਕੋ ਇਹ ਗੁਨ ਸਿਮਰੇ ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਨਾਮਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


bayd puraan parhay ko ih gun simray har ko naamaa. ||1|| rahaa-o.

This is the blessing of studying the Vedas and the Puraanas, that you may meditate on the Name of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

ਲੋਭ ਮੋਹ ਮਾਇਆ ਮਮਤਾ ਫੁਨਿ ਅਉ ਬਿਖਿਅਨ ਕੀ ਸੇਵਾ ॥


lobh moh maa-i-aa mamtaa fun a-o bikhi-an kee sayvaa.

Greed, emotional attachment to Maya, possessiveness, the service of evil,

ਹਰਖ ਸੋਗ ਪਰਸੈ ਜਿਹ ਨਾਹਨਿ ਸੋ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਹੈ ਦੇਵਾ ॥੧॥


harakh sog parsai jih naahan so moorat hai dayvaa. ||1||

pleasure and pain – those who are not touched by these, are the very embodiment of the Divine Lord. ||1||

ਸੁਰਗ ਨਰਕ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਬਿਖੁ ਏ ਸਭ ਤਿਉ ਕੰਚਨ ਅਰੁ ਪੈਸਾ ॥


surag narak amrit bikh ay sabh ti-o kanchan ar paisaa.

Heaven and hell, ambrosial nectar and poison, gold and copper – these are all alike to them.

ਉਸਤਤਿ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਏ ਸਮ ਜਾ ਕੈ ਲੋਭੁ ਮੋਹੁ ਫੁਨਿ ਤੈਸਾ ॥੨॥


ustat nindaa ay sam jaa kai lobh moh fun taisaa. ||2||

Praise and slander are all the same to them, as are greed and attachment. ||2||

ਦੁਖੁ ਸੁਖੁ ਏ ਬਾਧੇ ਜਿਹ ਨਾਹਨਿ ਤਿਹ ਤੁਮ ਜਾਨਉ ਗਿਆਨੀ ॥


dukh sukh ay baaDhay jih naahan tih tum jaan-o gi-aanee.

They are not bound by pleasure and pain – know that they are truly wise.

ਨਾਨਕ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਤਾਹਿ ਤੁਮ ਮਾਨਉ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਕੋ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ॥੩॥੭॥


naanak mukat taahi tum maan-o ih biDh ko jo paraanee. ||3||7||

O Nanak, recognize those mortal beings as liberated, who live this way of life. ||3||7||

ਗਉੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


ga-orhee mehlaa 9.

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:

ਮਨ ਰੇ ਕਹਾ ਭਇਓ ਤੈ ਬਉਰਾ ॥


man ray kahaa bha-i-o tai ba-uraa.

O mind, why have you gone crazy?

ਅਹਿਨਿਸਿ ਅਉਧ ਘਟੈ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਨੈ ਭਇਓ ਲੋਭ ਸੰਗਿ ਹਉਰਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


ahinis a-oDh ghatai nahee jaanai bha-i-o lobh sang ha-uraa. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Don’t you know that your life is decreasing, day and night? Your life is made worthless with greed. ||1||Pause||

ਜੋ ਤਨੁ ਤੈ ਅਪਨੋ ਕਰਿ ਮਾਨਿਓ ਅਰੁ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਗ੍ਰਿਹ ਨਾਰੀ ॥


jo tan tai apno kar maani-o ar sundar garih naaree.

That body, which you believe to be your own, and your beautiful home and spouse –

ਇਨ ਮੈਂ ਕਛੁ ਤੇਰੋ ਰੇ ਨਾਹਨਿ ਦੇਖੋ ਸੋਚ ਬਿਚਾਰੀ ॥੧॥


in maiN kachh tayro ray naahan daykho soch bichaaree. ||1||

none of these is yours to keep. See this, reflect upon it and understand. ||1||

ਰਤਨ ਜਨਮੁ ਅਪਨੋ ਤੈ ਹਾਰਿਓ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਗਤਿ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਨੀ ॥


ratan janam apno tai haari-o gobind gat nahee jaanee.

You have wasted the precious jewel of this human life; you do not know the Way of the Lord of the Universe.

ਨਿਮਖ ਨ ਲੀਨ ਭਇਓ ਚਰਨਨ ਸਿਂਉ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਅਉਧ ਸਿਰਾਨੀ ॥੨॥


nimakh na leen bha-i-o charnan siN-o birthaa a-oDh siraanee. ||2||

You have not been absorbed in the Lord’s Feet, even for an instant. Your life has passed away in vain! ||2||

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੋਈ ਨਰੁ ਸੁਖੀਆ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਵੈ ॥


kaho naanak so-ee nar sukhee-aa raam naam gun gaavai.

Says Nanak, that man is happy, who sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord’s Name.

ਅਉਰ ਸਗਲ ਜਗੁ ਮਾਇਆ ਮੋਹਿਆ ਨਿਰਭੈ ਪਦੁ ਨਹੀ ਪਾਵੈ ॥੩॥੮॥


a-or sagal jag maa-i-aa mohi-aa nirbhai pad nahee paavai. ||3||8||

All the rest of the world is enticed by Maya; they do not obtain the state of fearless dignity. ||3||8||

ਗਉੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


ga-orhee mehlaa 9.

Gauree, Ninth Mehl:

ਨਰ ਅਚੇਤ ਪਾਪ ਤੇ ਡਰੁ ਰੇ ॥


nar achayt paap tay dar ray.

You people are unconscious; you should be afraid of sin.

ਦੀਨ ਦਇਆਲ ਸਗਲ ਭੈ ਭੰਜਨ ਸਰਨਿ ਤਾਹਿ ਤੁਮ ਪਰੁ ਰੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


deen da-i-aal sagal bhai bhanjan saran taahi tum par ray. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Seek the Sanctuary of the Lord, Merciful to the meek, Destroyer of all fear. ||1||Pause||

ਬੇਦ ਪੁਰਾਨ ਜਾਸ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਵਤ ਤਾ ਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਹੀਐ ਮੋ ਧਰੁ ਰੇ ॥


bayd puraan jaas gun gaavat taa ko naam hee-ai mo Dhar ray.

The Vedas and the Puraanas sing His Praises; enshrine His Name within your heart.

ਪਾਵਨ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਗਤਿ ਮੈ ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਕਸਮਲ ਸਭ ਹਰੁ ਰੇ ॥੧॥


paavan naam jagat mai har ko simar simar kasmal sabh har ray. ||1||

Pure and sublime is the Name of the Lord in the world. Remembering it in meditation, all sinful mistakes shall be washed away. ||1||

ਮਾਨਸ ਦੇਹ ਬਹੁਰਿ ਨਹ ਪਾਵੈ ਕਛੂ ਉਪਾਉ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਕਾ ਕਰੁ ਰੇ ॥


maanas dayh bahur nah paavai kachhoo upaa-o mukat kaa kar ray.

You shall not obtain this human body again; make the effort – try to achieve liberation!

ਨਾਨਕ ਕਹਤ ਗਾਇ ਕਰੁਨਾ ਮੈ ਭਵ ਸਾਗਰ ਕੈ ਪਾਰਿ ਉਤਰੁ ਰੇ ॥੨॥੯॥੨੫੧॥


naanak kahat gaa-ay karunaa mai bhav saagar kai paar utar ray. ||2||9||251||

Says Nanak, sing of the Lord of compassion, and cross over the terrifying world-ocean. ||2||9||251||

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ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥


ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

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

ਰਾਗੁ ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


raag aasaa mehlaa 9.

Raag Aasaa, Ninth Mehl:

ਬਿਰਥਾ ਕਹਉ ਕਉਨ ਸਿਉ ਮਨ ਕੀ ॥


birthaa kaha-o ka-un si-o man kee.

Who should I tell the condition of the mind?

ਲੋਭਿ ਗ੍ਰਸਿਓ ਦਸ ਹੂ ਦਿਸ ਧਾਵਤ ਆਸਾ ਲਾਗਿਓ ਧਨ ਕੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


lobh garsi-o das hoo dis Dhaavat aasaa laagi-o Dhan kee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Engrossed in greed, running around in the ten directions, you hold to your hopes of wealth. ||1||Pause||

ਸੁਖ ਕੈ ਹੇਤਿ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਦੁਖੁ ਪਾਵਤ ਸੇਵ ਕਰਤ ਜਨ ਜਨ ਕੀ ॥


sukh kai hayt bahut dukh paavat sayv karat jan jan kee.

For the sake of pleasure, you suffer such great pain, and you have to serve each and every person.

ਦੁਆਰਹਿ ਦੁਆਰਿ ਸੁਆਨ ਜਿਉ ਡੋਲਤ ਨਹ ਸੁਧ ਰਾਮ ਭਜਨ ਕੀ ॥੧॥


du-aareh du-aar su-aan ji-o dolat nah suDh raam bhajan kee. ||1||

You wander from door to door like a dog, unconscious of the Lord’s meditation. ||1||

ਮਾਨਸ ਜਨਮ ਅਕਾਰਥ ਖੋਵਤ ਲਾਜ ਨ ਲੋਕ ਹਸਨ ਕੀ ॥


maanas janam akaarath khovat laaj na lok hasan kee.

You lose this human life in vain, and You are not even ashamed when others laugh at you.

ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਜਸੁ ਕਿਉ ਨਹੀ ਗਾਵਤ ਕੁਮਤਿ ਬਿਨਾਸੈ ਤਨ ਕੀ ॥੨॥੧॥੨੩੩॥


naanak har jas ki-o nahee gaavat kumat binaasai tan kee. ||2||1||233||

O Nanak, why not sing the Lord’s Praises, so that you may be rid of the body’s evil disposition? ||2||1||233||

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ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥


ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

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

ਰਾਗੁ ਦੇਵਗੰਧਾਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


raag dayvganDhaaree mehlaa 9.

Raag Dayv-Gandhaaree, Ninth Mehl:

ਯਹ ਮਨੁ ਨੈਕ ਨ ਕਹਿਓ ਕਰੈ ॥


yeh man naik na kahi-o karai.

This mind does not follow my advice one tiny bit.

ਸੀਖ ਸਿਖਾਇ ਰਹਿਓ ਅਪਨੀ ਸੀ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਤੇ ਨ ਟਰੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


seekh sikhaa-ay rahi-o apnee see durmat tay na tarai. ||1|| rahaa-o.

I am so tired of giving it instructions – it will not refrain from its evil-mindedness. ||1||Pause||

ਮਦਿ ਮਾਇਆ ਕੈ ਭਇਓ ਬਾਵਰੋ ਹਰਿ ਜਸੁ ਨਹਿ ਉਚਰੈ ॥


mad maa-i-aa kai bha-i-o baavro har jas neh uchrai.

It has gone insane with the intoxication of Maya; it does not chant the Lord’s Praise.

ਕਰਿ ਪਰਪੰਚੁ ਜਗਤ ਕਉ ਡਹਕੈ ਅਪਨੋ ਉਦਰੁ ਭਰੈ ॥੧॥


kar parpanch jagat ka-o dahkai apno udar bharai. ||1||

Practicing deception, it tries to cheat the world, and so it fills its belly. ||1||

ਸੁਆਨ ਪੂਛ ਜਿਉ ਹੋਇ ਨ ਸੂਧੋ ਕਹਿਓ ਨ ਕਾਨ ਧਰੈ ॥


su-aan poochh ji-o ho-ay na sooDho kahi-o na kaan Dharai.

Like a dog’s tail, it cannot be straightened; it will not listen to what I tell it.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਭਜੁ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਨਿਤ ਜਾ ਤੇ ਕਾਜੁ ਸਰੈ ॥੨॥੧॥


kaho naanak bhaj raam naam nit jaa tay kaaj sarai. ||2||1||

Says Nanak, vibrate forever the Name of the Lord, and all your affairs shall be adjusted. ||2||1||

ਦੇਵਗੰਧਾਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


dayvganDhaaree mehlaa 9.

Raag Dayv-Gandhaaree, Ninth Mehl:

ਸਭ ਕਿਛੁ ਜੀਵਤ ਕੋ ਬਿਵਹਾਰ ॥


sabh kichh jeevat ko bivhaar.

All things are mere diversions of life:

ਮਾਤ ਪਿਤਾ ਭਾਈ ਸੁਤ ਬੰਧਪ ਅਰੁ ਫੁਨਿ ਗ੍ਰਿਹ ਕੀ ਨਾਰਿ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


maat pitaa bhaa-ee sut banDhap ar fun garih kee naar. ||1|| rahaa-o.

mother, father, siblings, children, relatives and the wife of your home. ||1||Pause||

ਤਨ ਤੇ ਪ੍ਰਾਨ ਹੋਤ ਜਬ ਨਿਆਰੇ ਟੇਰਤ ਪ੍ਰੇਤਿ ਪੁਕਾਰਿ ॥


tan tay paraan hot jab ni-aaray tayrat parayt pukaar.

When the soul is separated from the body, then they will cry out, calling you a ghost.

ਆਧ ਘਰੀ ਕੋਊ ਨਹਿ ਰਾਖੈ ਘਰ ਤੇ ਦੇਤ ਨਿਕਾਰਿ ॥੧॥


aaDh gharee ko-oo neh raakhai ghar tay dayt nikaar. ||1||

No one will let you stay, for even half an hour; they drive you out of the house. ||1||

ਮ੍ਰਿਗ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਜਿਉ ਜਗ ਰਚਨਾ ਯਹ ਦੇਖਹੁ ਰਿਦੈ ਬਿਚਾਰਿ ॥


marig tarisnaa ji-o jag rachnaa yeh daykhhu ridai bichaar.

The created world is like an illusion, a mirage – see this, and reflect upon it in your mind.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਭਜੁ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਨਿਤ ਜਾ ਤੇ ਹੋਤ ਉਧਾਰ ॥੨॥੨॥


kaho naanak bhaj raam naam nit jaa tay hot uDhaar. ||2||2||

Says Nanak, vibrate forever the Name of the Lord, which shall deliver you. ||2||2||

ਦੇਵਗੰਧਾਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


dayvganDhaaree mehlaa 9.

Raag Dayv-Gandhaaree, Ninth Mehl:

ਜਗਤ ਮੈ ਝੂਠੀ ਦੇਖੀ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ॥


jagat mai jhoothee daykhee pareet.

In this world, I have seen love to be false.

ਅਪਨੇ ਹੀ ਸੁਖ ਸਿਉ ਸਭ ਲਾਗੇ ਕਿਆ ਦਾਰਾ ਕਿਆ ਮੀਤ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


apnay hee sukh si-o sabh laagay ki-aa daaraa ki-aa meet. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Whether they are spouses or friends, all are concerned only with their own happiness. ||1||Pause||

ਮੇਰਉ ਮੇਰਉ ਸਭੈ ਕਹਤ ਹੈ ਹਿਤ ਸਿਉ ਬਾਧਿਓ ਚੀਤ ॥


mayra-o mayra-o sabhai kahat hai hit si-o baaDhi-o cheet.

All say, “Mine, mine”, and attach their consciousness to you with love.

ਅੰਤਿ ਕਾਲਿ ਸੰਗੀ ਨਹ ਕੋਊ ਇਹ ਅਚਰਜ ਹੈ ਰੀਤਿ ॥੧॥


ant kaal sangee nah ko-oo ih achraj hai reet. ||1||

But at the very last moment, none shall go along with you. How strange are the ways of the world! ||1||

ਮਨ ਮੂਰਖ ਅਜਹੂ ਨਹ ਸਮਝਤ ਸਿਖ ਦੈ ਹਾਰਿਓ ਨੀਤ ॥


man moorakh ajhoo nah samjhat sikh dai haari-o neet.

The foolish mind has not yet reformed itself, although I have grown weary of continually instructing it.

ਨਾਨਕ ਭਉਜਲੁ ਪਾਰਿ ਪਰੈ ਜਉ ਗਾਵੈ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੇ ਗੀਤ ॥੨॥੩॥੬॥੩੮॥੪੭॥


naanak bha-ojal paar parai ja-o gaavai parabh kay geet. ||2||3||6||38||47||

O Nanak, one crosses over the terrifying world-ocean, singing the Songs of God. ||2||3||6||38||47||

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ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥


ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

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

ਰਾਗੁ ਬਿਹਾਗੜਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


raag bihaagarhaa mehlaa 9.

Raag Bihaagraa, Ninth Mehl:

ਹਰਿ ਕੀ ਗਤਿ ਨਹਿ ਕੋਊ ਜਾਨੈ ॥


har kee gat neh ko-oo jaanai.

No one knows the state of the Lord.

ਜੋਗੀ ਜਤੀ ਤਪੀ ਪਚਿ ਹਾਰੇ ਅਰੁ ਬਹੁ ਲੋਗ ਸਿਆਨੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


jogee jatee tapee pach haaray ar baho log si-aanay. ||1|| rahaa-o.

The Yogis, the celibates, the penitents, and all sorts of clever people have failed. ||1||Pause||

ਛਿਨ ਮਹਿ ਰਾਉ ਰੰਕ ਕਉ ਕਰਈ ਰਾਉ ਰੰਕ ਕਰਿ ਡਾਰੇ ॥


chhin meh raa-o rank ka-o kar-ee raa-o rank kar daaray.

In an instant, He changes the beggar into a king, and the king into a beggar.

ਰੀਤੇ ਭਰੇ ਭਰੇ ਸਖਨਾਵੈ ਯਹ ਤਾ ਕੋ ਬਿਵਹਾਰੇ ॥੧॥


reetay bharay bharay sakhnaavai yeh taa ko bivhaaray. ||1||

He fills what is empty, and empties what is full – such are His ways. ||1||

ਅਪਨੀ ਮਾਇਆ ਆਪਿ ਪਸਾਰੀ ਆਪਹਿ ਦੇਖਨਹਾਰਾ ॥


apnee maa-i-aa aap pasaaree aapeh daykhanhaaraa.

He Himself spread out the expanse of His Maya, and He Himself beholds it.

ਨਾਨਾ ਰੂਪੁ ਧਰੇ ਬਹੁ ਰੰਗੀ ਸਭ ਤੇ ਰਹੈ ਨਿਆਰਾ ॥੨॥


naanaa roop Dharay baho rangee sabh tay rahai ni-aaraa. ||2||

He assumes so many forms, and plays so many games, and yet, He remains detached from it all. ||2||

ਅਗਨਤ ਅਪਾਰੁ ਅਲਖ ਨਿਰੰਜਨ ਜਿਹ ਸਭ ਜਗੁ ਭਰਮਾਇਓ ॥


agnat apaar alakh niranjan jih sabh jag bharmaa-i-o.

Incalculable, infinite, incomprehensible and immaculate is He, who has misled the entire world.

ਸਗਲ ਭਰਮ ਤਜਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਪ੍ਰਾਣੀ ਚਰਨਿ ਤਾਹਿ ਚਿਤੁ ਲਾਇਓ ॥੩॥੧॥੨॥


sagal bharam taj naanak paraanee charan taahi chit laa-i-o. ||3||1||2||

Cast off all your doubts; prays Nanak, O mortal, focus your consciousness on His Feet. ||3||1||2||

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ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੯


sorath mehlaa 9

Sorat’h, Ninth Mehl:

ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥


ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

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

ਰੇ ਮਨ ਰਾਮ ਸਿਉ ਕਰਿ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ॥


ray man raam si-o kar pareet.

O mind, love the Lord.

ਸ੍ਰਵਨ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਗੁਨੁ ਸੁਨਉ ਅਰੁ ਗਾਉ ਰਸਨਾ ਗੀਤਿ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


sarvan gobind gun sun-o ar gaa-o rasnaa geet. ||1|| rahaa-o.

With your ears, hear the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe, and with your tongue, sing His song. ||1||Pause||

ਕਰਿ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਸਿਮਰੁ ਮਾਧੋ ਹੋਹਿ ਪਤਿਤ ਪੁਨੀਤ ॥


kar saaDhsangat simar maaDho hohi patit puneet.

Join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and meditate in remembrance on the Lord; even a sinner like yourself will become pure.

ਕਾਲੁ ਬਿਆਲੁ ਜਿਉ ਪਰਿਓ ਡੋਲੈ ਮੁਖੁ ਪਸਾਰੇ ਮੀਤ ॥੧॥


kaal bi-aal ji-o pari-o dolai mukh pasaaray meet. ||1||

Death is on the prowl, with its mouth wide open, friend. ||1||

ਆਜੁ ਕਾਲਿ ਫੁਨਿ ਤੋਹਿ ਗ੍ਰਸਿ ਹੈ ਸਮਝਿ ਰਾਖਉ ਚੀਤਿ ॥


aaj kaal fun tohi garas hai samajh raakha-o cheet.

Today or tomorrow, eventually it will seize you; understand this in your consciousness.

ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਰਾਮੁ ਭਜਿ ਲੈ ਜਾਤੁ ਅਉਸਰੁ ਬੀਤ ॥੨॥੧॥


kahai naanak raam bhaj lai jaat a-osar beet. ||2||1||

Says Nanak, meditate, and vibrate upon the Lord; this opportunity is slipping away! ||2||1||

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


sorath mehlaa 9.

Sorat’h, Ninth Mehl:

ਮਨ ਕੀ ਮਨ ਹੀ ਮਾਹਿ ਰਹੀ ॥


man kee man hee maahi rahee.

The mind remains in the mind.

ਨਾ ਹਰਿ ਭਜੇ ਨ ਤੀਰਥ ਸੇਵੇ ਚੋਟੀ ਕਾਲਿ ਗਹੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


naa har bhajay na tirath sayvay chotee kaal gahee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

He does not meditate on the Lord, nor does he perform service at sacred shrines, and so death seizes him by the hair. ||1||Pause||

ਦਾਰਾ ਮੀਤ ਪੂਤ ਰਥ ਸੰਪਤਿ ਧਨ ਪੂਰਨ ਸਭ ਮਹੀ ॥


daaraa meet poot rath sampat Dhan pooran sabh mahee.

Wife, friends, children, carriages, property, total wealth, the entire world –

ਅਵਰ ਸਗਲ ਮਿਥਿਆ ਏ ਜਾਨਉ ਭਜਨੁ ਰਾਮੁ ਕੋ ਸਹੀ ॥੧॥


avar sagal mithi-aa ay jaan-o bhajan raam ko sahee. ||1||

know that all of these things are false. The Lord’s meditation alone is true. ||1||

ਫਿਰਤ ਫਿਰਤ ਬਹੁਤੇ ਜੁਗ ਹਾਰਿਓ ਮਾਨਸ ਦੇਹ ਲਹੀ ॥


firat firat bahutay jug haari-o maanas dayh lahee.

Wandering, wandering around for so many ages, he has grown weary, and finally, he obtained this human body.

ਨਾਨਕ ਕਹਤ ਮਿਲਨ ਕੀ ਬਰੀਆ ਸਿਮਰਤ ਕਹਾ ਨਹੀ ॥੨॥੨॥


naanak kahat milan kee baree-aa simrat kahaa nahee. ||2||2||

Says Nanak, this is the opportunity to meet the Lord; why don’t you remember Him in meditation? ||2||2||

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


sorath mehlaa 9.

Sorat’h, Ninth Mehl:

ਮਨ ਰੇ ਕਉਨੁ ਕੁਮਤਿ ਤੈ ਲੀਨੀ ॥


man ray ka-un kumat tai leenee.

O mind, what evil-mindedness have you developed?

ਪਰ ਦਾਰਾ ਨਿੰਦਿਆ ਰਸ ਰਚਿਓ ਰਾਮ ਭਗਤਿ ਨਹਿ ਕੀਨੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


par daaraa nindi-aa ras rachi-o raam bhagat neh keenee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

You are engrossed in the pleasures of other men’s wives, and slander; you have not worshipped the Lord at all. ||1||Pause||

ਮੁਕਤਿ ਪੰਥੁ ਜਾਨਿਓ ਤੈ ਨਾਹਨਿ ਧਨ ਜੋਰਨ ਕਉ ਧਾਇਆ ॥


mukat panth jaani-o tai naahan Dhan joran ka-o Dhaa-i-aa.

You do not know the way to liberation, but you run all around chasing wealth.

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ਅੰਤਿ ਸੰਗ ਕਾਹੂ ਨਹੀ ਦੀਨਾ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਆਪੁ ਬੰਧਾਇਆ ॥੧॥


ant sang kaahoo nahee deenaa birthaa aap banDhaa-i-aa. ||1||

In the end, nothing shall go along with you; you have entrapped yourself in vain. ||1||

ਨਾ ਹਰਿ ਭਜਿਓ ਨ ਗੁਰ ਜਨੁ ਸੇਵਿਓ ਨਹ ਉਪਜਿਓ ਕਛੁ ਗਿਆਨਾ ॥


naa har bhaji-o na gur jan sayvi-o nah upji-o kachh gi-aanaa.

You have not meditated or vibrated upon the Lord; you have not served the Guru, or His humble servants; spiritual wisdom has not welled up within you.

ਘਟ ਹੀ ਮਾਹਿ ਨਿਰੰਜਨੁ ਤੇਰੈ ਤੈ ਖੋਜਤ ਉਦਿਆਨਾ ॥੨॥


ghat hee maahi niranjan tayrai tai khojat udi-aanaa. ||2||

The Immaculate Lord is within your heart, and yet you search for Him in the wilderness. ||2||

ਬਹੁਤੁ ਜਨਮ ਭਰਮਤ ਤੈ ਹਾਰਿਓ ਅਸਥਿਰ ਮਤਿ ਨਹੀ ਪਾਈ ॥


bahut janam bharmat tai haari-o asthir mat nahee paa-ee.

You have wandered through many many births; you are exhausted but have still not found a way out of this endless cycle.

ਮਾਨਸ ਦੇਹ ਪਾਇ ਪਦ ਹਰਿ ਭਜੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਬਾਤ ਬਤਾਈ ॥੩॥੩॥


maanas dayh paa-ay pad har bhaj naanak baat bataa-ee. ||3||3||

Now that you have obtained this human body, meditate on the Lord’s Feet; Nanak advises with this advice. ||3||3||

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


sorath mehlaa 9.

Sorat’h, Ninth Mehl:

ਮਨ ਰੇ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੀ ਸਰਨਿ ਬਿਚਾਰੋ ॥


man ray parabh kee saran bichaaro.

O mind, contemplate the Sanctuary of God.

ਜਿਹ ਸਿਮਰਤ ਗਨਕਾ ਸੀ ਉਧਰੀ ਤਾ ਕੋ ਜਸੁ ਉਰ ਧਾਰੋ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


jih simrat gankaa see uDhree taa ko jas ur Dhaaro. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Meditating on Him in remembrance, Ganika the prostitute was saved; enshrine His Praises within your heart. ||1||Pause||

ਅਟਲ ਭਇਓ ਧ੍ਰੂਅ ਜਾ ਕੈ ਸਿਮਰਨਿ ਅਰੁ ਨਿਰਭੈ ਪਦੁ ਪਾਇਆ ॥


atal bha-i-o Dharoo-a jaa kai simran ar nirbhai pad paa-i-aa.

Meditating on Him in remembrance, Dhroo became immortal, and obtained the state of fearlessness.

ਦੁਖ ਹਰਤਾ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਕੋ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਤੈ ਕਾਹੇ ਬਿਸਰਾਇਆ ॥੧॥


dukh hartaa ih biDh ko su-aamee tai kaahay bisraa-i-aa. ||1||

The Lord and Master removes suffering in this way – why have you forgotten Him? ||1||

ਜਬ ਹੀ ਸਰਨਿ ਗਹੀ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਨਿਧਿ ਗਜ ਗਰਾਹ ਤੇ ਛੂਟਾ ॥


jab hee saran gahee kirpaa niDh gaj garaah tay chhootaa.

As soon as the elephant took to the protective Sanctuary of the Lord, the ocean of mercy, he escaped from the crocodile.

ਮਹਮਾ ਨਾਮ ਕਹਾ ਲਉ ਬਰਨਉ ਰਾਮ ਕਹਤ ਬੰਧਨ ਤਿਹ ਤੂਟਾ ॥੨॥


mahmaa naam kahaa la-o barna-o raam kahat banDhan tih tootaa. ||2||

How much can I describe the Glorious Praises of the Naam? Whoever chants the Lord’s Name, his bonds are broken. ||2||

ਅਜਾਮਲੁ ਪਾਪੀ ਜਗੁ ਜਾਨੇ ਨਿਮਖ ਮਾਹਿ ਨਿਸਤਾਰਾ ॥


ajaamal paapee jag jaanay nimakh maahi nistaaraa.

Ajaamal, known throughout the world as a sinner, was redeemed in an instant.

ਨਾਨਕ ਕਹਤ ਚੇਤ ਚਿੰਤਾਮਨਿ ਤੈ ਭੀ ਉਤਰਹਿ ਪਾਰਾ ॥੩॥੪॥


naanak kahat chayt chintaaman tai bhee utreh paaraa. ||3||4||

Says Nanak, remember the Chintaamani, the jewel which fulfills all desires, and you too shall be carried across and saved. ||3||4||

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


sorath mehlaa 9.

Sorat’h, Ninth Mehl:

ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਕਉਨੁ ਉਪਾਉ ਕਰੈ ॥


paraanee ka-un upaa-o karai.

What efforts should the mortal make,

ਜਾ ਤੇ ਭਗਤਿ ਰਾਮ ਕੀ ਪਾਵੈ ਜਮ ਕੋ ਤ੍ਰਾਸੁ ਹਰੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


jaa tay bhagat raam kee paavai jam ko taraas harai. ||1|| rahaa-o.

to attain devotional worship of the Lord, and eradicate the fear of death? ||1||Pause||

ਕਉਨੁ ਕਰਮ ਬਿਦਿਆ ਕਹੁ ਕੈਸੀ ਧਰਮੁ ਕਉਨੁ ਫੁਨਿ ਕਰਈ ॥


ka-un karam bidi-aa kaho kaisee Dharam ka-un fun kar-ee.

Which actions, what sort of knowledge, and what religion – what Dharma should one practice?

ਕਉਨੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਗੁਰ ਜਾ ਕੈ ਸਿਮਰੈ ਭਵ ਸਾਗਰ ਕਉ ਤਰਈ ॥੧॥


ka-un naam gur jaa kai simrai bhav saagar ka-o tar-ee. ||1||

What Name of the Guru should one remember in meditation, to cross over the terrifying world-ocean? ||1||

ਕਲ ਮੈ ਏਕੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਨਿਧਿ ਜਾਹਿ ਜਪੈ ਗਤਿ ਪਾਵੈ ॥


kal mai ayk naam kirpaa niDh jaahi japai gat paavai.

In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Name of the One Lord is the treasure of mercy; chanting it, one obtains salvation.

ਅਉਰ ਧਰਮ ਤਾ ਕੈ ਸਮ ਨਾਹਨਿ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਬੇਦੁ ਬਤਾਵੈ ॥੨॥


a-or Dharam taa kai sam naahan ih biDh bayd bataavai. ||2||

No other religion is comparable to this; so speak the Vedas. ||2||

ਸੁਖੁ ਦੁਖੁ ਰਹਤ ਸਦਾ ਨਿਰਲੇਪੀ ਜਾ ਕਉ ਕਹਤ ਗੁਸਾਈ ॥


sukh dukh rahat sadaa nirlaypee jaa ka-o kahat gusaa-ee.

He is beyond pain and pleasure, forever unattached; He is called the Lord of the world.

ਸੋ ਤੁਮ ਹੀ ਮਹਿ ਬਸੈ ਨਿਰੰਤਰਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਦਰਪਨਿ ਨਿਆਈ ॥੩॥੫॥


so tum hee meh basai nirantar naanak darpan ni-aa-ee. ||3||5||

He dwells deep within your inner self, O Nanak, like the image in a mirror. ||3||5||

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


sorath mehlaa 9.

Sorat’h, Ninth Mehl:

ਮਾਈ ਮੈ ਕਿਹਿ ਬਿਧਿ ਲਖਉ ਗੁਸਾਈ ॥


maa-ee mai kihi biDh lakha-o gusaa-ee.

O mother, how can I see the Lord of the world?

ਮਹਾ ਮੋਹ ਅਗਿਆਨਿ ਤਿਮਰਿ ਮੋ ਮਨੁ ਰਹਿਓ ਉਰਝਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


mahaa moh agi-aan timar mo man rahi-o urjhaa-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

In the utter darkness of emotional attachment and spiritual ignorance, my mind remains entangled. ||1||Pause||

ਸਗਲ ਜਨਮ ਭਰਮ ਹੀ ਭਰਮ ਖੋਇਓ ਨਹ ਅਸਥਿਰੁ ਮਤਿ ਪਾਈ ॥


sagal janam bharam hee bharam kho-i-o nah asthir mat paa-ee.

Deluded by doubt, I have wasted my whole life; I have not obtained a stable intellect.

ਬਿਖਿਆਸਕਤ ਰਹਿਓ ਨਿਸ ਬਾਸੁਰ ਨਹ ਛੂਟੀ ਅਧਮਾਈ ॥੧॥


bikhi-aaskat rahi-o nis baasur nah chhootee aDhmaa-ee. ||1||

I remain under the influence of corrupting sins, night and day, and I have not renounced wickedness. ||1||

ਸਾਧਸੰਗੁ ਕਬਹੂ ਨਹੀ ਕੀਨਾ ਨਹ ਕੀਰਤਿ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਗਾਈ ॥


saaDhsang kabhoo nahee keenaa nah keerat parabh gaa-ee.

I never joined the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and I did not sing the Kirtan of God’s Praises.

ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਮੈ ਨਾਹਿ ਕੋਊ ਗੁਨੁ ਰਾਖਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਸਰਨਾਈ ॥੨॥੬॥


jan naanak mai naahi ko-oo gun raakh layho sarnaa-ee. ||2||6||

O servant Nanak, I have no virtues at all; keep me in Your Sanctuary, Lord. ||2||6||

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


sorath mehlaa 9.

Sorat’h, Ninth Mehl:

ਮਾਈ ਮਨੁ ਮੇਰੋ ਬਸਿ ਨਾਹਿ ॥


maa-ee man mayro bas naahi.

O mother, my mind is out of control.

ਨਿਸ ਬਾਸੁਰ ਬਿਖਿਅਨ ਕਉ ਧਾਵਤ ਕਿਹਿ ਬਿਧਿ ਰੋਕਉ ਤਾਹਿ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


nis baasur bikhi-an ka-o Dhaavat kihi biDh roka-o taahi. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Night and day, it runs after sin and corruption. How can I restrain it? ||1||Pause||

ਬੇਦ ਪੁਰਾਨ ਸਿਮ੍ਰਿਤਿ ਕੇ ਮਤ ਸੁਨਿ ਨਿਮਖ ਨ ਹੀਏ ਬਸਾਵੈ ॥


bayd puraan simrit kay mat sun nimakh na hee-ay basaavai.

He listens to the teachings of the Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees, but he does not enshrine them in his heart, even for an instant.

ਪਰ ਧਨ ਪਰ ਦਾਰਾ ਸਿਉ ਰਚਿਓ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਜਨਮੁ ਸਿਰਾਵੈ ॥੧॥


par Dhan par daaraa si-o rachi-o birthaa janam siraavai. ||1||

Engrossed in the wealth and women of others, his life passes away uselessly. ||1||

ਮਦਿ ਮਾਇਆ ਕੈ ਭਇਓ ਬਾਵਰੋ ਸੂਝਤ ਨਹ ਕਛੁ ਗਿਆਨਾ ॥


mad maa-i-aa kai bha-i-o baavro soojhat nah kachh gi-aanaa.

He has gone insane with the wine of Maya, and does not understand even a bit of spiritual wisdom.

ਘਟ ਹੀ ਭੀਤਰਿ ਬਸਤ ਨਿਰੰਜਨੁ ਤਾ ਕੋ ਮਰਮੁ ਨ ਜਾਨਾ ॥੨॥


ghat hee bheetar basat niranjan taa ko maram na jaanaa. ||2||

Deep within his heart, the Immaculate Lord dwells, but he does not know this secret. ||2||

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ਜਬ ਹੀ ਸਰਨਿ ਸਾਧ ਕੀ ਆਇਓ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਸਗਲ ਬਿਨਾਸੀ ॥


jab hee saran saaDh kee aa-i-o durmat sagal binaasee.

When I came to the Sanctuary of the Holy Saints, all my evil-mindedness was dispelled.

ਤਬ ਨਾਨਕ ਚੇਤਿਓ ਚਿੰਤਾਮਨਿ ਕਾਟੀ ਜਮ ਕੀ ਫਾਸੀ ॥੩॥੭॥


tab naanak chayti-o chintaaman kaatee jam kee faasee. ||3||7||

Then, O Nanak, I remembered the Chintaamani, the jewel which fulfills all desires, and the noose of Death was snapped. ||3||7||

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


sorath mehlaa 9.

Sorat’h, Ninth Mehl:

ਰੇ ਨਰ ਇਹ ਸਾਚੀ ਜੀਅ ਧਾਰਿ ॥


ray nar ih saachee jee-a Dhaar.

O man, grasp this Truth firmly in your soul.

ਸਗਲ ਜਗਤੁ ਹੈ ਜੈਸੇ ਸੁਪਨਾ ਬਿਨਸਤ ਲਗਤ ਨ ਬਾਰ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


sagal jagat hai jaisay supnaa binsat lagat na baar. ||1|| rahaa-o.

The whole world is just like a dream; it will pass away in an instant. ||1||Pause||

ਬਾਰੂ ਭੀਤਿ ਬਨਾਈ ਰਚਿ ਪਚਿ ਰਹਤ ਨਹੀ ਦਿਨ ਚਾਰਿ ॥


baaroo bheet banaa-ee rach pach rahat nahee din chaar.

Like a wall of sand, built up and plastered with great care, which does not last even a few days,

ਤੈਸੇ ਹੀ ਇਹ ਸੁਖ ਮਾਇਆ ਕੇ ਉਰਝਿਓ ਕਹਾ ਗਵਾਰ ॥੧॥


taisay hee ih sukh maa-i-aa kay urjhi-o kahaa gavaar. ||1||

just so are the pleasures of Maya. Why are you entangled in them, you ignorant fool? ||1||

ਅਜਹੂ ਸਮਝਿ ਕਛੁ ਬਿਗਰਿਓ ਨਾਹਿਨਿ ਭਜਿ ਲੇ ਨਾਮੁ ਮੁਰਾਰਿ ॥


ajhoo samajh kachh bigri-o naahin bhaj lay naam muraar.

Understand this today – it is not yet too late! Chant and vibrate the Name of the Lord.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਿਜ ਮਤੁ ਸਾਧਨ ਕਉ ਭਾਖਿਓ ਤੋਹਿ ਪੁਕਾਰਿ ॥੨॥੮॥


kaho naanak nij mat saaDhan ka-o bhaakhi-o tohi pukaar. ||2||8||

Says Nanak, this is the subtle wisdom of the Holy Saints, which I proclaim out loud to you. ||2||8||

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


sorath mehlaa 9.

Sorat’h, Ninth Mehl:

ਇਹ ਜਗਿ ਮੀਤੁ ਨ ਦੇਖਿਓ ਕੋਈ ॥


ih jag meet na daykhi-o ko-ee.

In this world, I have not found any true friend.

ਸਗਲ ਜਗਤੁ ਅਪਨੈ ਸੁਖਿ ਲਾਗਿਓ ਦੁਖ ਮੈ ਸੰਗਿ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


sagal jagat apnai sukh laagi-o dukh mai sang na ho-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

The whole world is attached to its own pleasures, and when trouble comes, no one is with you. ||1||Pause||

ਦਾਰਾ ਮੀਤ ਪੂਤ ਸਨਬੰਧੀ ਸਗਰੇ ਧਨ ਸਿਉ ਲਾਗੇ ॥


daaraa meet poot sanbanDhee sagray Dhan si-o laagay.

Wives, friends, children and relatives – all are attached to wealth.

ਜਬ ਹੀ ਨਿਰਧਨ ਦੇਖਿਓ ਨਰ ਕਉ ਸੰਗੁ ਛਾਡਿ ਸਭ ਭਾਗੇ ॥੧॥


jab hee nirDhan daykhi-o nar ka-o sang chhaad sabh bhaagay. ||1||

When they see a poor man, they all forsake his company and run away. ||1||

ਕਹਂਉ ਕਹਾ ਯਿਆ ਮਨ ਬਉਰੇ ਕਉ ਇਨ ਸਿਉ ਨੇਹੁ ਲਗਾਇਓ ॥


kahooN kahaa yi-aa man ba-uray ka-o in si-o nayhu lagaa-i-o.

So what should I say to this crazy mind, which is affectionately attached to them?

ਦੀਨਾ ਨਾਥ ਸਕਲ ਭੈ ਭੰਜਨ ਜਸੁ ਤਾ ਕੋ ਬਿਸਰਾਇਓ ॥੨॥


deenaa naath sakal bhai bhanjan jas taa ko bisraa-i-o. ||2||

The Lord is the Master of the meek, the Destroyer of all fears, and I have forgotten to praise Him. ||2||

ਸੁਆਨ ਪੂਛ ਜਿਉ ਭਇਓ ਨ ਸੂਧਉ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਜਤਨੁ ਮੈ ਕੀਨਉ ॥


su-aan poochh ji-o bha-i-o na sooDha-o bahut jatan mai keen-o.

Like a dog’s tail, which will never straighten out, the mind will not change, no matter how many things are tried.

ਨਾਨਕ ਲਾਜ ਬਿਰਦ ਕੀ ਰਾਖਹੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਤੁਹਾਰਉ ਲੀਨਉ ॥੩॥੯॥


naanak laaj birad kee raakho naam tuhaara-o leen-o. ||3||9||

Says Nanak, please, Lord, uphold the honor of Your innate nature; I chant Your Name. ||3||9||

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


sorath mehlaa 9.

Sorat’h, Ninth Mehl:

ਮਨ ਰੇ ਗਹਿਓ ਨ ਗੁਰ ਉਪਦੇਸੁ ॥


man ray gahi-o na gur updays.

O mind, you have not accepted the Guru’s Teachings.

ਕਹਾ ਭਇਓ ਜਉ ਮੂਡੁ ਮੁਡਾਇਓ ਭਗਵਉ ਕੀਨੋ ਭੇਸੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


kahaa bha-i-o ja-o mood mudaa-i-o bhagva-o keeno bhays. ||1|| rahaa-o.

What is the use of shaving your head, and wearing saffron robes? ||1||Pause||

ਸਾਚ ਛਾਡਿ ਕੈ ਝੂਠਹ ਲਾਗਿਓ ਜਨਮੁ ਅਕਾਰਥੁ ਖੋਇਓ ॥


saach chhaad kai jhoothah laagi-o janam akaarath kho-i-o.

Abandoning Truth, you cling to falsehood; your life is uselessly wasting away.

ਕਰਿ ਪਰਪੰਚ ਉਦਰ ਨਿਜ ਪੋਖਿਓ ਪਸੁ ਕੀ ਨਿਆਈ ਸੋਇਓ ॥੧॥


kar parpanch udar nij pokhi-o pas kee ni-aa-ee so-i-o. ||1||

Practicing hypocrisy, you fill your belly, and then sleep like an animal. ||1||

ਰਾਮ ਭਜਨ ਕੀ ਗਤਿ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਨੀ ਮਾਇਆ ਹਾਥਿ ਬਿਕਾਨਾ ॥


raam bhajan kee gat nahee jaanee maa-i-aa haath bikaanaa.

You do not know the Way of the Lord’s meditation; you have sold yourself into Maya’s hands.

ਉਰਝਿ ਰਹਿਓ ਬਿਖਿਅਨ ਸੰਗਿ ਬਉਰਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਰਤਨੁ ਬਿਸਰਾਨਾ ॥੨॥


urajh rahi-o bikhi-an sang ba-uraa naam ratan bisraanaa. ||2||

The madman remains entangled in vice and corruption; he has forgotten the jewel of the Naam. ||2||

ਰਹਿਓ ਅਚੇਤੁ ਨ ਚੇਤਿਓ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਅਉਧ ਸਿਰਾਨੀ ॥


rahi-o achayt na chayti-o gobind birthaa a-oDh siraanee.

He remains thoughtless, not thinking of the Lord of the Universe; his life is uselessly passing away.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਬਿਰਦੁ ਪਛਾਨਉ ਭੂਲੇ ਸਦਾ ਪਰਾਨੀ ॥੩॥੧੦॥


kaho naanak har birad pachhaana-o bhoolay sadaa paraanee. ||3||10||

Says Nanak, O Lord, please, confirm your innate nature; this mortal is continually making mistakes. ||3||10||

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


sorath mehlaa 9.

Sorat’h, Ninth Mehl:

ਜੋ ਨਰੁ ਦੁਖ ਮੈ ਦੁਖੁ ਨਹੀ ਮਾਨੈ ॥


jo nar dukh mai dukh nahee maanai.

That man, who in the midst of pain, does not feel pain,

ਸੁਖ ਸਨੇਹੁ ਅਰੁ ਭੈ ਨਹੀ ਜਾ ਕੈ ਕੰਚਨ ਮਾਟੀ ਮਾਨੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


sukh sanayhu ar bhai nahee jaa kai kanchan maatee maanai. ||1|| rahaa-o.

who is not affected by pleasure, affection or fear, and who looks alike upon gold and dust;||1||Pause||

ਨਹ ਨਿੰਦਿਆ ਨਹ ਉਸਤਤਿ ਜਾ ਕੈ ਲੋਭੁ ਮੋਹੁ ਅਭਿਮਾਨਾ ॥


nah nindi-aa nah ustat jaa kai lobh moh abhimaanaa.

Who is not swayed by either slander or praise, nor affected by greed, attachment or pride;

ਹਰਖ ਸੋਗ ਤੇ ਰਹੈ ਨਿਆਰਉ ਨਾਹਿ ਮਾਨ ਅਪਮਾਨਾ ॥੧॥


harakh sog tay rahai ni-aara-o naahi maan apmaanaa. ||1||

who remains unaffected by joy and sorrow, honor and dishonor;||1||

ਆਸਾ ਮਨਸਾ ਸਗਲ ਤਿਆਗੈ ਜਗ ਤੇ ਰਹੈ ਨਿਰਾਸਾ ॥


aasaa mansaa sagal ti-aagai jag tay rahai niraasaa.

who renounces all hopes and desires and remains desireless in the world;

ਕਾਮੁ ਕ੍ਰੋਧੁ ਜਿਹ ਪਰਸੈ ਨਾਹਨਿ ਤਿਹ ਘਟਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਨਿਵਾਸਾ ॥੨॥


kaam kroDh jih parsai naahan tih ghat barahm nivaasaa. ||2||

who is not touched by sexual desire or anger – within his heart, God dwells. ||2||

ਗੁਰ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਜਿਹ ਨਰ ਕਉ ਕੀਨੀ ਤਿਹ ਇਹ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਪਛਾਨੀ ॥


gur kirpaa jih nar ka-o keenee tih ih jugat pachhaanee.

That man, blessed by Guru’s Grace, understands this way.

ਨਾਨਕ ਲੀਨ ਭਇਓ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿਉ ਜਿਉ ਪਾਨੀ ਸੰਗਿ ਪਾਨੀ ॥੩॥੧੧॥


naanak leen bha-i-o gobind si-o ji-o paanee sang paanee. ||3||11||

O Nanak, he merges with the Lord of the Universe, like water with water. ||3||11||

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sorath mehlaa 9.

Sorat’h, Ninth Mehl:

ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਜਾਨਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਮਨ ਮਾਹੀ ॥


pareetam jaan layho man maahee.

O dear friend, know this in your mind.

ਅਪਨੇ ਸੁਖ ਸਿਉ ਹੀ ਜਗੁ ਫਾਂਧਿਓ ਕੋ ਕਾਹੂ ਕੋ ਨਾਹੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


apnay sukh si-o hee jag faaNDhi-o ko kaahoo ko naahee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

The world is entangled in its own pleasures; no one is for anyone else. ||1||Pause||

ਸੁਖ ਮੈ ਆਨਿ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਮਿਲਿ ਬੈਠਤ ਰਹਤ ਚਹੂ ਦਿਸਿ ਘੇਰੈ ॥


sukh mai aan bahut mil baithat rahat chahoo dis ghayrai.

In good times, many come and sit together, surrounding you on all four sides.

ਬਿਪਤਿ ਪਰੀ ਸਭ ਹੀ ਸੰਗੁ ਛਾਡਿਤ ਕੋਊ ਨ ਆਵਤ ਨੇਰੈ ॥੧॥


bipat paree sabh hee sang chhaadit ko-oo na aavat nayrai. ||1||

But when hard times come, they all leave, and no one comes near you. ||1||

ਘਰ ਕੀ ਨਾਰਿ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਹਿਤੁ ਜਾ ਸਿਉ ਸਦਾ ਰਹਤ ਸੰਗ ਲਾਗੀ ॥


ghar kee naar bahut hit jaa si-o sadaa rahat sang laagee.

Your wife, whom you love so much, and who has remained ever attached to you,

ਜਬ ਹੀ ਹੰਸ ਤਜੀ ਇਹ ਕਾਂਇਆ ਪ੍ਰੇਤ ਪ੍ਰੇਤ ਕਰਿ ਭਾਗੀ ॥੨॥


jab hee hans tajee ih kaaN-i-aa parayt parayt kar bhaagee. ||2||

runs away crying, “Ghost! Ghost!”, as soon as the swan-soul leaves this body. ||2||

ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਕੋ ਬਿਉਹਾਰੁ ਬਨਿਓ ਹੈ ਜਾ ਸਿਉ ਨੇਹੁ ਲਗਾਇਓ ॥


ih biDh ko bi-uhaar bani-o hai jaa si-o nayhu lagaa-i-o.

This is the way they act – those whom we love so much.

ਅੰਤ ਬਾਰ ਨਾਨਕ ਬਿਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਜੀ ਕੋਊ ਕਾਮਿ ਨ ਆਇਓ ॥੩॥੧੨॥੧੩੯॥


ant baar naanak bin har jee ko-oo kaam na aa-i-o. ||3||12||139||

At the very last moment, O Nanak, no one is any use at all, except the Dear Lord. ||3||12||139||

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ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥


ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

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

ਧਨਾਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


Dhanaasree mehlaa 9.

Dhanaasaree, Ninth Mehl:

ਕਾਹੇ ਰੇ ਬਨ ਖੋਜਨ ਜਾਈ ॥


kaahay ray ban khojan jaa-ee.

Why do you go looking for Him in the forest?

ਸਰਬ ਨਿਵਾਸੀ ਸਦਾ ਅਲੇਪਾ ਤੋਹੀ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਮਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


sarab nivaasee sadaa alaypaa tohee sang samaa-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Although he is unattached, he dwells everywhere. He is always with you as your companion. ||1||Pause||

ਪੁਹਪ ਮਧਿ ਜਿਉ ਬਾਸੁ ਬਸਤੁ ਹੈ ਮੁਕਰ ਮਾਹਿ ਜੈਸੇ ਛਾਈ ॥


puhap maDh ji-o baas basat hai mukar maahi jaisay chhaa-ee.

Like the fragrance which remains in the flower, and like the reflection in the mirror,

ਤੈਸੇ ਹੀ ਹਰਿ ਬਸੇ ਨਿਰੰਤਰਿ ਘਟ ਹੀ ਖੋਜਹੁ ਭਾਈ ॥੧॥


taisay hee har basay nirantar ghat hee khojahu bhaa-ee. ||1||

the Lord dwells deep within; search for Him within your own heart, O Siblings of Destiny. ||1||

ਬਾਹਰਿ ਭੀਤਰਿ ਏਕੋ ਜਾਨਹੁ ਇਹੁ ਗੁਰ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਬਤਾਈ ॥


baahar bheetar ayko jaanhu ih gur gi-aan bataa-ee.

Outside and inside, know that there is only the One Lord; the Guru has imparted this wisdom to me.

ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਬਿਨੁ ਆਪਾ ਚੀਨੈ ਮਿਟੈ ਨ ਭ੍ਰਮ ਕੀ ਕਾਈ ॥੨॥੧॥


jan naanak bin aapaa cheenai mitai na bharam kee kaa-ee. ||2||1||

O servant Nanak, without knowing one’s own self, the moss of doubt is not removed. ||2||1||

ਧਨਾਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


Dhanaasree mehlaa 9.

Dhanaasaree, Ninth Mehl:

ਸਾਧੋ ਇਹੁ ਜਗੁ ਭਰਮ ਭੁਲਾਨਾ ॥


saaDho ih jag bharam bhulaanaa.

O Holy people, this world is deluded by doubt.

ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਕਾ ਸਿਮਰਨੁ ਛੋਡਿਆ ਮਾਇਆ ਹਾਥਿ ਬਿਕਾਨਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


raam naam kaa simran chhodi-aa maa-i-aa haath bikaanaa. ||1|| rahaa-o.

It has forsaken the meditative remembrance of the Lord’s Name, and sold itself out to Maya. ||1||Pause||

ਮਾਤ ਪਿਤਾ ਭਾਈ ਸੁਤ ਬਨਿਤਾ ਤਾ ਕੈ ਰਸਿ ਲਪਟਾਨਾ ॥


maat pitaa bhaa-ee sut banitaa taa kai ras laptaanaa.

Mother, father, siblings, children and spouse – he is entangled in their love.

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ਜੋਬਨੁ ਧਨੁ ਪ੍ਰਭਤਾ ਕੈ ਮਦ ਮੈ ਅਹਿਨਿਸਿ ਰਹੈ ਦਿਵਾਨਾ ॥੧॥


joban Dhan parabh-taa kai mad mai ahinis rahai divaanaa. ||1||

In the pride of youth, wealth and glory, day and night, he remains intoxicated. ||1||

ਦੀਨ ਦਇਆਲ ਸਦਾ ਦੁਖ ਭੰਜਨ ਤਾ ਸਿਉ ਮਨੁ ਨ ਲਗਾਨਾ ॥


deen da-i-aal sadaa dukh bhanjan taa si-o man na lagaanaa.

God is merciful to the meek, and forever the Destroyer of pain, but the mortal does not center his mind on Him.

ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੋਟਨ ਮੈ ਕਿਨਹੂ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਹੋਇ ਪਛਾਨਾ ॥੨॥੨॥


jan naanak kotan mai kinhoo gurmukh ho-ay pachhaanaa. ||2||2||

O servant Nanak, among millions, only a rare few, as Gurmukh, realize God. ||2||2||

ਧਨਾਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


Dhanaasree mehlaa 9.

Dhanaasaree, Ninth Mehl:

ਤਿਹ ਜੋਗੀ ਕਉ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਨ ਜਾਨਉ ॥


tih jogee ka-o jugat na jaan-o.

That Yogi does not know the way.

ਲੋਭ ਮੋਹ ਮਾਇਆ ਮਮਤਾ ਫੁਨਿ ਜਿਹ ਘਟਿ ਮਾਹਿ ਪਛਾਨਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


lobh moh maa-i-aa mamtaa fun jih ghat maahi pachhaana-o. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Understand that his heart is filled with greed, emotional attachment, Maya and egotism. ||1||Pause||

ਪਰ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਉਸਤਤਿ ਨਹ ਜਾ ਕੈ ਕੰਚਨ ਲੋਹ ਸਮਾਨੋ ॥


par nindaa ustat nah jaa kai kanchan loh samaano.

One who does not slander or praise others, who looks upon gold and iron alike,

ਹਰਖ ਸੋਗ ਤੇ ਰਹੈ ਅਤੀਤਾ ਜੋਗੀ ਤਾਹਿ ਬਖਾਨੋ ॥੧॥


harakh sog tay rahai ateetaa jogee taahi bakhaano. ||1||

who is free from pleasure and pain – he alone is called a true Yogi. ||1||

ਚੰਚਲ ਮਨੁ ਦਹ ਦਿਸਿ ਕਉ ਧਾਵਤ ਅਚਲ ਜਾਹਿ ਠਹਰਾਨੋ ॥


chanchal man dah dis ka-o Dhaavat achal jaahi thehraano.

The restless mind wanders in the ten directions – it needs to be pacified and restrained.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਕੋ ਜੋ ਨਰੁ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਤਾਹਿ ਤੁਮ ਮਾਨੋ ॥੨॥੩॥


kaho naanak ih biDh ko jo nar mukat taahi tum maano. ||2||3||

Says Nanak, whoever knows this technique is judged to be liberated. ||2||3||

ਧਨਾਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


Dhanaasree mehlaa 9.

Dhanaasaree, Ninth Mehl:

ਅਬ ਮੈ ਕਉਨੁ ਉਪਾਉ ਕਰਉ ॥


ab mai ka-un upaa-o kara-o.

Now, what efforts should I make?

ਜਿਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਮਨ ਕੋ ਸੰਸਾ ਚੂਕੈ ਭਉ ਨਿਧਿ ਪਾਰਿ ਪਰਉ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


jih biDh man ko sansaa chookai bha-o niDh paar para-o. ||1|| rahaa-o.

How can I dispel the anxieties of my mind? How can I cross over the terrifying world-ocean? ||1||Pause||

ਜਨਮੁ ਪਾਇ ਕਛੁ ਭਲੋ ਨ ਕੀਨੋ ਤਾ ਤੇ ਅਧਿਕ ਡਰਉ ॥


janam paa-ay kachh bhalo na keeno taa tay aDhik dara-o.

Obtaining this human incarnation, I have done no good deeds; this makes me very afraid!

ਮਨ ਬਚ ਕ੍ਰਮ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਨ ਨਹੀ ਗਾਏ ਯਹ ਜੀਅ ਸੋਚ ਧਰਉ ॥੧॥


man bach karam har gun nahee gaa-ay yeh jee-a soch Dhara-o. ||1||

In thought, word and deed, I have not sung the Lord’s Praises; this thought worries my mind. ||1||

ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਸੁਨਿ ਕਛੁ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਨ ਉਪਜਿਓ ਪਸੁ ਜਿਉ ਉਦਰੁ ਭਰਉ ॥


gurmat sun kachh gi-aan na upji-o pas ji-o udar bhara-o.

I listened to the Guru’s Teachings, but spiritual wisdom did not well up within me; like a beast, I fill my belly.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਬਿਰਦੁ ਪਛਾਨਉ ਤਬ ਹਉ ਪਤਿਤ ਤਰਉ ॥੨॥੪॥੯॥੯॥੧੩॥੫੮॥੪॥੯੩॥


kaho naanak parabh birad pachhaana-o tab ha-o patit tara-o. ||2||4||9||9||13||58||4||93||

Says Nanak, O God, please confirm Your Law of Grace; for only then can I, the sinner, be saved. ||2||4||9||9||13||58||4||93||

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ਜੈਤਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯


jaitsaree mehlaa 9

Jaitsree, Ninth Mehl: One Universal Creator God.

ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥


ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

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

ਭੂਲਿਓ ਮਨੁ ਮਾਇਆ ਉਰਝਾਇਓ ॥


bhooli-o man maa-i-aa urjhaa-i-o.

My mind is deluded, entangled in Maya.

ਜੋ ਜੋ ਕਰਮ ਕੀਓ ਲਾਲਚ ਲਗਿ ਤਿਹ ਤਿਹ ਆਪੁ ਬੰਧਾਇਓ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


jo jo karam kee-o laalach lag tih tih aap banDhaa-i-o. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Whatever I do, while engaged in greed, only serves to bind me down. ||1||Pause||

ਸਮਝ ਨ ਪਰੀ ਬਿਖੈ ਰਸ ਰਚਿਓ ਜਸੁ ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਬਿਸਰਾਇਓ ॥


samajh na paree bikhai ras rachi-o jas har ko bisraa-i-o.

I have no understanding at all; I am engrossed in the pleasures of corruption, and I have forgotten the Praises of the Lord.

ਸੰਗਿ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਸੋ ਜਾਨਿਓ ਨਾਹਿਨ ਬਨੁ ਖੋਜਨ ਕਉ ਧਾਇਓ ॥੧॥


sang su-aamee so jaani-o naahin ban khojan ka-o Dhaa-i-o. ||1||

The Lord and Master is with me, but I do not know Him. Instead, I run into the forest, looking for Him. ||1||

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ਰਤਨੁ ਰਾਮੁ ਘਟ ਹੀ ਕੇ ਭੀਤਰਿ ਤਾ ਕੋ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਓ ॥


ratan raam ghat hee kay bheetar taa ko gi-aan na paa-i-o.

The Jewel of the Lord is deep within my heart, but I do not have any knowledge of Him.

ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਭਗਵੰਤ ਭਜਨ ਬਿਨੁ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਜਨਮੁ ਗਵਾਇਓ ॥੨॥੧॥


jan naanak bhagvant bhajan bin birthaa janam gavaa-i-o. ||2||1||

O servant Nanak, without vibrating, meditating on the Lord God, human life is uselessly wasted and lost. ||2||1||

ਜੈਤਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


jaitsaree mehlaa 9.

Jaitsree, Ninth Mehl:

ਹਰਿ ਜੂ ਰਾਖਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਪਤਿ ਮੇਰੀ ॥


har joo raakh layho pat mayree.

O Dear Lord, please, save my honor!

ਜਮ ਕੋ ਤ੍ਰਾਸ ਭਇਓ ਉਰ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਸਰਨਿ ਗਹੀ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਨਿਧਿ ਤੇਰੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


jam ko taraas bha-i-o ur antar saran gahee kirpaa niDh tayree. ||1|| rahaa-o.

The fear of death has entered my heart; I cling to the Protection of Your Sanctuary, O Lord, ocean of mercy. ||1||Pause||

ਮਹਾ ਪਤਿਤ ਮੁਗਧ ਲੋਭੀ ਫੁਨਿ ਕਰਤ ਪਾਪ ਅਬ ਹਾਰਾ ॥


mahaa patit mugaDh lobhee fun karat paap ab haaraa.

I am a great sinner, foolish and greedy; but now, at last, I have grown weary of committing sins.

ਭੈ ਮਰਬੇ ਕੋ ਬਿਸਰਤ ਨਾਹਿਨ ਤਿਹ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਤਨੁ ਜਾਰਾ ॥੧॥


bhai marbay ko bisrat naahin tih chintaa tan jaaraa. ||1||

I cannot forget the fear of dying; this anxiety is consuming my body. ||1||

ਕੀਏ ਉਪਾਵ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਕੇ ਕਾਰਨਿ ਦਹ ਦਿਸਿ ਕਉ ਉਠਿ ਧਾਇਆ ॥


kee-ay upaav mukat kay kaaran dah dis ka-o uth Dhaa-i-aa.

I have been trying to liberate myself, running around in the ten directions.

ਘਟ ਹੀ ਭੀਤਰਿ ਬਸੈ ਨਿਰੰਜਨੁ ਤਾ ਕੋ ਮਰਮੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ॥੨॥


ghat hee bheetar basai niranjan taa ko maram na paa-i-aa. ||2||

The pure, immaculate Lord abides deep within my heart, but I do not understand the secret of His mystery. ||2||

ਨਾਹਿਨ ਗੁਨੁ ਨਾਹਿਨ ਕਛੁ ਜਪੁ ਤਪੁ ਕਉਨੁ ਕਰਮੁ ਅਬ ਕੀਜੈ ॥


naahin gun naahin kachh jap tap ka-un karam ab keejai.

I have no merit, and I know nothing about meditation or austerities; what should I do now?

ਨਾਨਕ ਹਾਰਿ ਪਰਿਓ ਸਰਨਾਗਤਿ ਅਭੈ ਦਾਨੁ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਦੀਜੈ ॥੩॥੨॥


naanak haar pari-o sarnaagat abhai daan parabh deejai. ||3||2||

O Nanak, I am exhausted; I seek the shelter of Your Sanctuary; O God, please bless me with the gift of fearlessness. ||3||2||

ਜੈਤਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


jaitsaree mehlaa 9.

Jaitsree, Ninth Mehl:

ਮਨ ਰੇ ਸਾਚਾ ਗਹੋ ਬਿਚਾਰਾ ॥


man ray saachaa gaho bichaaraa.

O mind, embrace true contemplation.

ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਬਿਨੁ ਮਿਥਿਆ ਮਾਨੋ ਸਗਰੋ ਇਹੁ ਸੰਸਾਰਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


raam naam bin mithi-aa maano sagro ih sansaaraa. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Without the Lord’s Name, know that this whole world is false. ||1||Pause||

ਜਾ ਕਉ ਜੋਗੀ ਖੋਜਤ ਹਾਰੇ ਪਾਇਓ ਨਾਹਿ ਤਿਹ ਪਾਰਾ ॥


jaa ka-o jogee khojat haaray paa-i-o naahi tih paaraa.

The Yogis are tired of searching for Him, but they have not found His limit.

ਸੋ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਤੁਮ ਨਿਕਟਿ ਪਛਾਨੋ ਰੂਪ ਰੇਖ ਤੇ ਨਿਆਰਾ ॥੧॥


so su-aamee tum nikat pachhaano roop raykh tay ni-aaraa. ||1||

You must understand that the Lord and Master is near at hand, but He has no form or feature. ||1||

ਪਾਵਨ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਗਤ ਮੈ ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਕਬਹੂ ਨਾਹਿ ਸੰਭਾਰਾ ॥


paavan naam jagat mai har ko kabhoo naahi sambhaaraa.

The Naam, the Name of the Lord is purifying in the world, and yet you never remember it.

ਨਾਨਕ ਸਰਨਿ ਪਰਿਓ ਜਗ ਬੰਦਨ ਰਾਖਹੁ ਬਿਰਦੁ ਤੁਹਾਰਾ ॥੨॥੩॥


naanak saran pari-o jag bandan raakho birad tuhaaraa. ||2||3||

Nanak has entered the Sanctuary of the One, before whom the whole world bows down; please, preserve and protect me, by Your innate nature. ||2||3||

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ਟੋਡੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯


todee mehlaa 9

Todee, Ninth Mehl:

ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥


ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

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

ਕਹਉ ਕਹਾ ਅਪਨੀ ਅਧਮਾਈ ॥


kaha-o kahaa apnee aDhmaa-ee.

What can I say about my base nature?

ਉਰਝਿਓ ਕਨਕ ਕਾਮਨੀ ਕੇ ਰਸ ਨਹ ਕੀਰਤਿ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਗਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


urjhi-o kanak kaamnee kay ras nah keerat parabh gaa-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

I am entangled in the love of gold and women, and I have not sung the Kirtan of God’s Praises. ||1||Pause||

ਜਗ ਝੂਠੇ ਕਉ ਸਾਚੁ ਜਾਨਿ ਕੈ ਤਾ ਸਿਉ ਰੁਚ ਉਪਜਾਈ ॥


jag jhoothay ka-o saach jaan kai taa si-o ruch upjaa-ee.

I judge the false world to be true, and I have fallen in love with it.

ਦੀਨ ਬੰਧ ਸਿਮਰਿਓ ਨਹੀ ਕਬਹੂ ਹੋਤ ਜੁ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਹਾਈ ॥੧॥


deen banDh simri-o nahee kabhoo hot jo sang sahaa-ee. ||1||

I have never contemplated the friend of the poor, who shall be my companion and helper in the end. ||1||

ਮਗਨ ਰਹਿਓ ਮਾਇਆ ਮੈ ਨਿਸ ਦਿਨਿ ਛੁਟੀ ਨ ਮਨ ਕੀ ਕਾਈ ॥


magan rahi-o maa-i-aa mai nis din chhutee na man kee kaa-ee.

I remain intoxicated by Maya, night and day, and the filth of my mind will not depart.

ਕਹਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਅਬ ਨਾਹਿ ਅਨਤ ਗਤਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਕੀ ਸਰਨਾਈ ॥੨॥੧॥੩੧॥


kahi naanak ab naahi anat gat bin har kee sarnaa-ee. ||2||1||31||

Says Nanak, now, without the Lord’s Sanctuary, I cannot find salvation in any other way. ||2||1||31||

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ਤਿਲੰਗ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ਕਾਫੀ


tilang mehlaa 9 kaafee

Tilang, Ninth Mehl, Kaafee:

ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥


ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

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

ਚੇਤਨਾ ਹੈ ਤਉ ਚੇਤ ਲੈ ਨਿਸਿ ਦਿਨਿ ਮੈ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ॥


chaytnaa hai ta-o chayt lai nis din mai paraanee.

If you are conscious, then be conscious of Him night and day, O mortal.

ਛਿਨੁ ਛਿਨੁ ਅਉਧ ਬਿਹਾਤੁ ਹੈ ਫੂਟੈ ਘਟ ਜਿਉ ਪਾਨੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


chhin chhin a-oDh bihaat hai footai ghat ji-o paanee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Each and every moment, your life is passing away, like water from a cracked pitcher. ||1||Pause||

ਹਰਿ ਗੁਨ ਕਾਹਿ ਨ ਗਾਵਹੀ ਮੂਰਖ ਅਗਿਆਨਾ ॥


har gun kaahi na gaavhee moorakh agi-aanaa.

Why do you not sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, you ignorant fool?

ਝੂਠੈ ਲਾਲਚਿ ਲਾਗਿ ਕੈ ਨਹਿ ਮਰਨੁ ਪਛਾਨਾ ॥੧॥


jhoothai laalach laag kai neh maran pachhaanaa. ||1||

You are attached to false greed, and you do not even consider death. ||1||

ਅਜਹੂ ਕਛੁ ਬਿਗਰਿਓ ਨਹੀ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਵੈ ॥


ajhoo kachh bigri-o nahee jo parabh gun gaavai.

Even now, no harm has been done, if you will only sing God’s Praises.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਿਹ ਭਜਨ ਤੇ ਨਿਰਭੈ ਪਦੁ ਪਾਵੈ ॥੨॥੧॥


kaho naanak tih bhajan tay nirbhai pad paavai. ||2||1||

Says Nanak, by meditating and vibrating upon Him, you shall obtain the state of fearlessness. ||2||1||

ਤਿਲੰਗ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


tilang mehlaa 9.

Tilang, Ninth Mehl:

ਜਾਗ ਲੇਹੁ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਜਾਗ ਲੇਹੁ ਕਹਾ ਗਾਫਲ ਸੋਇਆ ॥


jaag layho ray manaa jaag layho kahaa gaafal so-i-aa.

Wake up, O mind! Wake up! Why are you sleeping unaware?

ਜੋ ਤਨੁ ਉਪਜਿਆ ਸੰਗ ਹੀ ਸੋ ਭੀ ਸੰਗਿ ਨ ਹੋਇਆ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


jo tan upji-aa sang hee so bhee sang na ho-i-aa. ||1|| rahaa-o.

That body, which you were born with, shall not go along with you in the end. ||1||Pause||

ਮਾਤ ਪਿਤਾ ਸੁਤ ਬੰਧ ਜਨ ਹਿਤੁ ਜਾ ਸਿਉ ਕੀਨਾ ॥


maat pitaa sut banDh jan hit jaa si-o keenaa.

Mother, father, children and relatives whom you love,

ਜੀਉ ਛੂਟਿਓ ਜਬ ਦੇਹ ਤੇ ਡਾਰਿ ਅਗਨਿ ਮੈ ਦੀਨਾ ॥੧॥


jee-o chhooti-o jab dayh tay daar agan mai deenaa. ||1||

will throw your body into the fire, when your soul departs from it. ||1||

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ਜੀਵਤ ਲਉ ਬਿਉਹਾਰੁ ਹੈ ਜਗ ਕਉ ਤੁਮ ਜਾਨਉ ॥


jeevat la-o bi-uhaar hai jag ka-o tum jaan-o.

Your worldly affairs exist only as long as you are alive; know this well.

ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਇ ਲੈ ਸਭ ਸੁਫਨ ਸਮਾਨਉ ॥੨॥੨॥


naanak har gun gaa-ay lai sabh sufan samaana-o. ||2||2||

O Nanak, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord; everything is like a dream. ||2||2||

ਤਿਲੰਗ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


tilang mehlaa 9.

Tilang, Ninth Mehl:

ਹਰਿ ਜਸੁ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਗਾਇ ਲੈ ਜੋ ਸੰਗੀ ਹੈ ਤੇਰੋ ॥


har jas ray manaa gaa-ay lai jo sangee hai tayro.

Sing the Lord’s Praises, O mind; He is your only true companion.

ਅਉਸਰੁ ਬੀਤਿਓ ਜਾਤੁ ਹੈ ਕਹਿਓ ਮਾਨ ਲੈ ਮੇਰੋ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


a-osar beeti-o jaat hai kahi-o maan lai mayro. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Your time is passing away; listen carefully to what I say. ||1||Pause||

ਸੰਪਤਿ ਰਥ ਧਨ ਰਾਜ ਸਿਉ ਅਤਿ ਨੇਹੁ ਲਗਾਇਓ ॥


sampat rath Dhan raaj si-o at nayhu lagaa-i-o.

You are so in love with property, chariots, wealth and power.

ਕਾਲ ਫਾਸ ਜਬ ਗਲਿ ਪਰੀ ਸਭ ਭਇਓ ਪਰਾਇਓ ॥੧॥


kaal faas jab gal paree sabh bha-i-o paraa-i-o. ||1||

When the noose of death tightens around your neck, they will all belong to others. ||1||

ਜਾਨਿ ਬੂਝ ਕੈ ਬਾਵਰੇ ਤੈ ਕਾਜੁ ਬਿਗਾਰਿਓ ॥


jaan boojh kai baavray tai kaaj bigaari-o.

Know this well, O madman – you have ruined your affairs.

ਪਾਪ ਕਰਤ ਸੁਕਚਿਓ ਨਹੀ ਨਹ ਗਰਬੁ ਨਿਵਾਰਿਓ ॥੨॥


paap karat sukchi-o nahee nah garab nivaari-o. ||2||

You did not restrain yourself from committing sins, and you did not eradicate your ego. ||2||

ਜਿਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਗੁਰ ਉਪਦੇਸਿਆ ਸੋ ਸੁਨੁ ਰੇ ਭਾਈ ॥


jih biDh gur updaysi-aa so sun ray bhaa-ee.

So listen to the Teachings imparted by the Guru, O Siblings of Destiny.

ਨਾਨਕ ਕਹਤ ਪੁਕਾਰਿ ਕੈ ਗਹੁ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਸਰਨਾਈ ॥੩॥੩॥


naanak kahat pukaar kai gahu parabh sarnaa-ee. ||3||3||

Nanak proclaims: hold tight to the Protection and the Sanctuary of God. ||3||3||

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ਰਾਗੁ ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ਦੁਪਦੇ


raag bilaaval mehlaa 9 dupday

Raag Bilaaval, Ninth Mehl, Du-Padas:

ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥


ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

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

ਦੁਖ ਹਰਤਾ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਪਛਾਨੋ ॥


dukh hartaa har naam pachhaano.

The Name of the Lord is the Dispeller of sorrow – realize this.

ਅਜਾਮਲੁ ਗਨਿਕਾ ਜਿਹ ਸਿਮਰਤ ਮੁਕਤ ਭਏ ਜੀਅ ਜਾਨੋ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


ajaamal ganikaa jih simrat mukat bha-ay jee-a jaano. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Remembering Him in meditation, even Ajaamal the robber and Ganikaa the prostitute were liberated; let your soul know this. ||1||Pause||

ਗਜ ਕੀ ਤ੍ਰਾਸ ਮਿਟੀ ਛਿਨਹੂ ਮਹਿ ਜਬ ਹੀ ਰਾਮੁ ਬਖਾਨੋ ॥


gaj kee taraas mitee chhinhoo meh jab hee raam bakhaano.

The elephant’s fear was taken away in an instant, as soon as he chanted the Lord’s Name.

ਨਾਰਦ ਕਹਤ ਸੁਨਤ ਧ੍ਰੂਅ ਬਾਰਿਕ ਭਜਨ ਮਾਹਿ ਲਪਟਾਨੋ ॥੧॥


naarad kahat sunat Dharoo-a baarik bhajan maahi laptaano. ||1||

Listening to Naarad’s teachings, the child Dhroo was absorbed in deep meditation. ||1||

ਅਚਲ ਅਮਰ ਨਿਰਭੈ ਪਦੁ ਪਾਇਓ ਜਗਤ ਜਾਹਿ ਹੈਰਾਨੋ ॥


achal amar nirbhai pad paa-i-o jagat jaahi hairaano.

He obtained the immovable, eternal state of fearlessness, and all the world was amazed.

ਨਾਨਕ ਕਹਤ ਭਗਤ ਰਛਕ ਹਰਿ ਨਿਕਟਿ ਤਾਹਿ ਤੁਮ ਮਾਨੋ ॥੨॥੧॥


naanak kahat bhagat rachhak har nikat taahi tum maano. ||2||1||

Says Nanak, the Lord is the Saving Grace and the Protector of His devotees; believe it – He is close to you. ||2||1||

ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


bilaaval mehlaa 9.

Bilaaval, Ninth Mehl:

ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਨਾਮ ਬਿਨਾ ਦੁਖੁ ਪਾਵੈ ॥


har kay naam binaa dukh paavai.

Without the Name of the Lord, you shall only find pain.

ਭਗਤਿ ਬਿਨਾ ਸਹਸਾ ਨਹ ਚੂਕੈ ਗੁਰੁ ਇਹੁ ਭੇਦੁ ਬਤਾਵੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


bhagat binaa sahsaa nah chookai gur ih bhayd bataavai. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Without devotional worship, doubt is not dispelled; the Guru has revealed this secret. ||1||Pause||

ਕਹਾ ਭਇਓ ਤੀਰਥ ਬ੍ਰਤ ਕੀਏ ਰਾਮ ਸਰਨਿ ਨਹੀ ਆਵੈ ॥


kahaa bha-i-o tirath barat kee-ay raam saran nahee aavai.

Of what use are sacred shrines of pilgrimage, if one does not enter the Sanctuary of the Lord?

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ਜੋਗ ਜਗ ਨਿਹਫਲ ਤਿਹ ਮਾਨਉ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਜਸੁ ਬਿਸਰਾਵੈ ॥੧॥


jog jag nihfal tih maan-o jo parabh jas bisraavai. ||1||

Know that Yoga and sacrificial feasts are fruitless, if one forgets the Praises of God. ||1||

ਮਾਨ ਮੋਹ ਦੋਨੋ ਕਉ ਪਰਹਰਿ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਕੇ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਵੈ ॥


maan moh dono ka-o parhar gobind kay gun gaavai.

One who lays aside both pride and attachment, sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਕੋ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਜੀਵਨ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਕਹਾਵੈ ॥੨॥੨॥


kaho naanak ih biDh ko paraanee jeevan mukat kahaavai. ||2||2||

Says Nanak, the mortal who does this is said to be ‘jivan mukta’ – liberated while yet alive. ||2||2||

ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


bilaaval mehlaa 9.

Bilaaval, Ninth Mehl:

ਜਾ ਮੈ ਭਜਨੁ ਰਾਮ ਕੋ ਨਾਹੀ ॥


jaa mai bhajan raam ko naahee.

There is no meditation on the Lord within him.

ਤਿਹ ਨਰ ਜਨਮੁ ਅਕਾਰਥੁ ਖੋਇਆ ਯਹ ਰਾਖਹੁ ਮਨ ਮਾਹੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


tih nar janam akaarath kho-i-aa yeh raakho man maahee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

That man wastes his life uselessly – keep this in mind. ||1||Pause||

ਤੀਰਥ ਕਰੈ ਬ੍ਰਤ ਫੁਨਿ ਰਾਖੈ ਨਹ ਮਨੂਆ ਬਸਿ ਜਾ ਕੋ ॥


tirath karai barat fun raakhai nah manoo-aa bas jaa ko.

He bathes at sacred shrines of pilgrimage, and adheres to fasts, but he has no control over his mind.

ਨਿਹਫਲ ਧਰਮੁ ਤਾਹਿ ਤੁਮ ਮਾਨਹੁ ਸਾਚੁ ਕਹਤ ਮੈ ਯਾ ਕਉ ॥੧॥


nihfal Dharam taahi tum maanhu saach kahat mai yaa ka-o. ||1||

Know that such religion is useless to him. I speak the Truth for his sake. ||1||

ਜੈਸੇ ਪਾਹਨੁ ਜਲ ਮਹਿ ਰਾਖਿਓ ਭੇਦੈ ਨਾਹਿ ਤਿਹ ਪਾਨੀ ॥


jaisay paahan jal meh raakhi-o bhaydai naahi tih paanee.

It’s like a stone, kept immersed in water; still, the water does not penetrate it.

ਤੈਸੇ ਹੀ ਤੁਮ ਤਾਹਿ ਪਛਾਨਹੁ ਭਗਤਿ ਹੀਨ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ॥੨॥


taisay hee tum taahi pachhaanahu bhagat heen jo paraanee. ||2||

So, understand it: that mortal being who lacks devotional worship is just like that. ||2||

ਕਲ ਮੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨਾਮ ਤੇ ਪਾਵਤ ਗੁਰੁ ਯਹ ਭੇਦੁ ਬਤਾਵੈ ॥


kal mai mukat naam tay paavat gur yeh bhayd bataavai.

In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, liberation comes from the Naam. The Guru has revealed this secret.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੋਈ ਨਰੁ ਗਰੂਆ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੇ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਵੈ ॥੩॥੩॥


kaho naanak so-ee nar garoo-aa jo parabh kay gun gaavai. ||3||3||

Says Nanak, he alone is a great man, who sings the Praises of God. ||3||3||

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ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥


ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

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

ਰਾਗੁ ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ਤਿਪਦੇ ॥


raag raamkalee mehlaa 9 tipday.

Raag Raamkalee, Ninth Mehl, Ti-Padas:

ਰੇ ਮਨ ਓਟ ਲੇਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮਾ ॥


ray man ot layho har naamaa.

O mind, take the sheltering support of the Lord’s Name.

ਜਾ ਕੈ ਸਿਮਰਨਿ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਨਾਸੈ ਪਾਵਹਿ ਪਦੁ ਨਿਰਬਾਨਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


jaa kai simran durmat naasai paavahi pad nirbaanaa. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Remembering Him in meditation, evil-mindedness is dispelled, and the state of Nirvaanaa is obtained. ||1||Pause||

ਬਡਭਾਗੀ ਤਿਹ ਜਨ ਕਉ ਜਾਨਹੁ ਜੋ ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਵੈ ॥


badbhaagee tih jan ka-o jaanhu jo har kay gun gaavai.

Know that one who sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord is very fortunate.

ਜਨਮ ਜਨਮ ਕੇ ਪਾਪ ਖੋਇ ਕੈ ਫੁਨਿ ਬੈਕੁੰਠਿ ਸਿਧਾਵੈ ॥੧॥


janam janam kay paap kho-ay kai fun baikunth siDhaavai. ||1||

The sins of countless incarnations are washed off, and he attains the heavenly realm. ||1||

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ਅਜਾਮਲ ਕਉ ਅੰਤ ਕਾਲ ਮਹਿ ਨਾਰਾਇਨ ਸੁਧਿ ਆਈ ॥


ajaamal ka-o ant kaal meh naaraa-in suDh aa-ee.

At the very last moment, Ajaamal became aware of the Lord;

ਜਾਂ ਗਤਿ ਕਉ ਜੋਗੀਸੁਰ ਬਾਛਤ ਸੋ ਗਤਿ ਛਿਨ ਮਹਿ ਪਾਈ ॥੨॥


jaaN gat ka-o jogeesur baachhat so gat chhin meh paa-ee. ||2||

that state which even the supreme Yogis desire – he attained that state in an instant. ||2||

ਨਾਹਿਨ ਗੁਨੁ ਨਾਹਿਨ ਕਛੁ ਬਿਦਿਆ ਧਰਮੁ ਕਉਨੁ ਗਜਿ ਕੀਨਾ ॥


naahin gun naahin kachh bidi-aa Dharam ka-un gaj keenaa.

The elephant had no virtue and no knowledge; what religious rituals has he performed?

ਨਾਨਕ ਬਿਰਦੁ ਰਾਮ ਕਾ ਦੇਖਹੁ ਅਭੈ ਦਾਨੁ ਤਿਹ ਦੀਨਾ ॥੩॥੧॥


naanak birad raam kaa daykhhu abhai daan tih deenaa. ||3||1||

O Nanak, behold the way of the Lord, who bestowed the gift of fearlessness. ||3||1||

ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


raamkalee mehlaa 9.

Raamkalee, Ninth Mehl:

ਸਾਧੋ ਕਉਨ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਅਬ ਕੀਜੈ ॥


saaDho ka-un jugat ab keejai.

Holy people: what way should I now adopt,

ਜਾ ਤੇ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਸਗਲ ਬਿਨਾਸੈ ਰਾਮ ਭਗਤਿ ਮਨੁ ਭੀਜੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


jaa tay durmat sagal binaasai raam bhagat man bheejai. ||1|| rahaa-o.

by which all evil-mindedness may be dispelled, and the mind may vibrate in devotional worship to the Lord? ||1||Pause||

ਮਨੁ ਮਾਇਆ ਮਹਿ ਉਰਝਿ ਰਹਿਓ ਹੈ ਬੂਝੈ ਨਹ ਕਛੁ ਗਿਆਨਾ ॥


man maa-i-aa meh urajh rahi-o hai boojhai nah kachh gi-aanaa.

My mind is entangled in Maya; it knows nothing at all of spiritual wisdom.

ਕਉਨੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਗੁ ਜਾ ਕੈ ਸਿਮਰੈ ਪਾਵੈ ਪਦੁ ਨਿਰਬਾਨਾ ॥੧॥


ka-un naam jag jaa kai simrai paavai pad nirbaanaa. ||1||

What is that Name, by which the world, contemplating it, might attain the state of Nirvaanaa? ||1||

ਭਏ ਦਇਆਲ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਲ ਸੰਤ ਜਨ ਤਬ ਇਹ ਬਾਤ ਬਤਾਈ ॥


bha-ay da-i-aal kirpaal sant jan tab ih baat bataa-ee.

When the Saints became kind and compassionate, they told me this.

ਸਰਬ ਧਰਮ ਮਾਨੋ ਤਿਹ ਕੀਏ ਜਿਹ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੀਰਤਿ ਗਾਈ ॥੨॥


sarab Dharam maano tih kee-ay jih parabh keerat gaa-ee. ||2||

Understand, that whoever sings the Kirtan of God’s Praises, has performed all religious rituals. ||2||

ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਰੁ ਨਿਸਿ ਬਾਸੁਰ ਮਹਿ ਨਿਮਖ ਏਕ ਉਰਿ ਧਾਰੈ ॥


raam naam nar nis baasur meh nimakh ayk ur Dhaarai.

One who enshrines the Lord’s Name in his heart night and day – even for an instant –

ਜਮ ਕੋ ਤ੍ਰਾਸੁ ਮਿਟੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਿਹ ਅਪੁਨੋ ਜਨਮੁ ਸਵਾਰੈ ॥੩॥੨॥


jam ko taraas mitai naanak tih apuno janam savaarai. ||3||2||

has his fear of Death eradicated. O Nanak, his life is approved and fulfilled. ||3||2||

ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


raamkalee mehlaa 9.

Raamkalee, Ninth Mehl:

ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਨਾਰਾਇਨ ਸੁਧਿ ਲੇਹਿ ॥


paraanee naaraa-in suDh layhi.

O mortal, focus your thoughts on the Lord.

ਛਿਨੁ ਛਿਨੁ ਅਉਧ ਘਟੈ ਨਿਸਿ ਬਾਸੁਰ ਬ੍ਰਿਥਾ ਜਾਤੁ ਹੈ ਦੇਹ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


chhin chhin a-oDh ghatai nis baasur baritha jaat hai dayh. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Moment by moment, your life is running out; night and day, your body is passing away in vain. ||1||Pause||

ਤਰਨਾਪੋ ਬਿਖਿਅਨ ਸਿਉ ਖੋਇਓ ਬਾਲਪਨੁ ਅਗਿਆਨਾ ॥


tarnaapo bikhi-an si-o kho-i-o baalpan agi-aanaa.

You have wasted your youth in corrupt pleasures, and your childhood in ignorance.

ਬਿਰਧਿ ਭਇਓ ਅਜਹੂ ਨਹੀ ਸਮਝੈ ਕਉਨ ਕੁਮਤਿ ਉਰਝਾਨਾ ॥੧॥


biraDh bha-i-o ajhoo nahee samjhai ka-un kumat urjhaanaa. ||1||

You have grown old, and even now, you do not understand, the evil-mindedness in which you are entangled. ||1||

ਮਾਨਸ ਜਨਮੁ ਦੀਓ ਜਿਹ ਠਾਕੁਰਿ ਸੋ ਤੈ ਕਿਉ ਬਿਸਰਾਇਓ ॥


maanas janam dee-o jih thaakur so tai ki-o bisraa-i-o.

Why have you forgotten your Lord and Master, who blessed you with this human life?

ਮੁਕਤੁ ਹੋਤ ਨਰ ਜਾ ਕੈ ਸਿਮਰੈ ਨਿਮਖ ਨ ਤਾ ਕਉ ਗਾਇਓ ॥੨॥


mukat hot nar jaa kai simrai nimakh na taa ka-o gaa-i-o. ||2||

Remembering Him in meditation, one is liberated. And yet, you do not sing His Praises, even for an instant. ||2||

ਮਾਇਆ ਕੋ ਮਦੁ ਕਹਾ ਕਰਤੁ ਹੈ ਸੰਗਿ ਨ ਕਾਹੂ ਜਾਈ ॥


maa-i-aa ko mad kahaa karat hai sang na kaahoo jaa-ee.

Why are you intoxicated with Maya? It will not go along with you.

ਨਾਨਕੁ ਕਹਤੁ ਚੇਤਿ ਚਿੰਤਾਮਨਿ ਹੋਇ ਹੈ ਅੰਤਿ ਸਹਾਈ ॥੩॥੩॥੮੧॥


naanak kahat chayt chintaaman ho-ay hai ant sahaa-ee. ||3||3||81||

Says Nanak, think of Him, remember Him in your mind. He is the Fulfiller of desires, who will be your help and support in the end. ||3||3||81||

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ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

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

ਮਾਰੂ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


maaroo mehlaa 9.

Maaroo, Ninth Mehl:

ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਸਦਾ ਸੁਖਦਾਈ ॥


har ko naam sadaa sukh-daa-ee.

The Name of the Lord is forever the Giver of peace.

ਜਾ ਕਉ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਅਜਾਮਲੁ ਉਧਰਿਓ ਗਨਿਕਾ ਹੂ ਗਤਿ ਪਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


jaa ka-o simar ajaamal uDhaari-o ganikaa hoo gat paa-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Meditating in remembrance on it, Ajaamal was saved, and Ganika the prostitute was emancipated. ||1||Pause||

ਪੰਚਾਲੀ ਕਉ ਰਾਜ ਸਭਾ ਮਹਿ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਸੁਧਿ ਆਈ ॥


panchaalee ka-o raaj sabhaa meh raam naam suDh aa-ee.

Dropadi the princess of Panchaala remembered the Lord’s Name in the royal court.

ਤਾ ਕੋ ਦੂਖੁ ਹਰਿਓ ਕਰੁਣਾ ਮੈ ਅਪਨੀ ਪੈਜ ਬਢਾਈ ॥੧॥


taa ko dookh hari-o karunaa mai apnee paij badhaa-ee. ||1||

The Lord, the embodiment of mercy, removed her suffering; thus His own glory was increased. ||1||

ਜਿਹ ਨਰ ਜਸੁ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਨਿਧਿ ਗਾਇਓ ਤਾ ਕਉ ਭਇਓ ਸਹਾਈ ॥


jih nar jas kirpaa niDh gaa-i-o taa ka-o bha-i-o sahaa-ee.

That man, who sings the Praise of the Lord, the treasure of mercy, has the help and support of the Lord.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਮੈ ਇਹੀ ਭਰੋਸੈ ਗਹੀ ਆਨਿ ਸਰਨਾਈ ॥੨॥੧॥


kaho naanak mai ihee bharosai gahee aan sarnaa-ee. ||2||1||

Says Nanak, I have come to rely on this. I seek the Sanctuary of the Lord. ||2||1||

ਮਾਰੂ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


maaroo mehlaa 9.

Maaroo, Ninth Mehl:

ਅਬ ਮੈ ਕਹਾ ਕਰਉ ਰੀ ਮਾਈ ॥


ab mai kahaa kara-o ree maa-ee.

What should I do now, O mother?

ਸਗਲ ਜਨਮੁ ਬਿਖਿਅਨ ਸਿਉ ਖੋਇਆ ਸਿਮਰਿਓ ਨਾਹਿ ਕਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


sagal janam bikhi-an si-o kho-i-aa simri-o naahi kanHaa-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

I have wasted my whole life in sin and corruption; I never remembered the Lord. ||1||Pause||

ਕਾਲ ਫਾਸ ਜਬ ਗਰ ਮਹਿ ਮੇਲੀ ਤਿਹ ਸੁਧਿ ਸਭ ਬਿਸਰਾਈ ॥


kaal faas jab gar meh maylee tih suDh sabh bisraa-ee.

When Death places the noose around my neck, then I lose all my senses.

ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਬਿਨੁ ਯਾ ਸੰਕਟ ਮਹਿ ਕੋ ਅਬ ਹੋਤ ਸਹਾਈ ॥੧॥


raam naam bin yaa sankat meh ko ab hot sahaa-ee. ||1||

Now, in this disaster, other than the Name of the Lord, who will be my help and support? ||1||

ਜੋ ਸੰਪਤਿ ਅਪਨੀ ਕਰਿ ਮਾਨੀ ਛਿਨ ਮਹਿ ਭਈ ਪਰਾਈ ॥


jo sampat apnee kar maanee chhin meh bha-ee paraa-ee.

That wealth, which he believes to be his own, in an instant, belongs to another.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਯਹ ਸੋਚ ਰਹੀ ਮਨਿ ਹਰਿ ਜਸੁ ਕਬਹੂ ਨ ਗਾਈ ॥੨॥੨॥


kaho naanak yeh soch rahee man har jas kabhoo na gaa-ee. ||2||2||

Says Nanak, this still really bothers my mind – I never sang the Praises of the Lord. ||2||2||

ਮਾਰੂ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


maaroo mehlaa 9.

Maaroo, Ninth Mehl:

ਮਾਈ ਮੈ ਮਨ ਕੋ ਮਾਨੁ ਨ ਤਿਆਗਿਓ ॥


maa-ee mai man ko maan na ti-aagi-o.

O my mother, I have not renounced the pride of my mind.

ਮਾਇਆ ਕੇ ਮਦਿ ਜਨਮੁ ਸਿਰਾਇਓ ਰਾਮ ਭਜਨਿ ਨਹੀ ਲਾਗਿਓ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


maa-i-aa kay mad janam siraa-i-o raam bhajan nahee laagi-o. ||1|| rahaa-o.

I have wasted my life intoxicated with Maya; I have not focused myself in meditation on the Lord. ||1||Pause||

ਜਮ ਕੋ ਡੰਡੁ ਪਰਿਓ ਸਿਰ ਊਪਰਿ ਤਬ ਸੋਵਤ ਤੈ ਜਾਗਿਓ ॥


jam ko dand pari-o sir oopar tab sovat tai jaagi-o.

When Death’s club falls on my head, then I will be wakened from my sleep.

ਕਹਾ ਹੋਤ ਅਬ ਕੈ ਪਛੁਤਾਏ ਛੂਟਤ ਨਾਹਿਨ ਭਾਗਿਓ ॥੧॥


kahaa hot ab kai pachhutaa-ay chhootat naahin bhaagi-o. ||1||

But what good will it do to repent at that time? I cannot escape by running away. ||1||

ਇਹ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਉਪਜੀ ਘਟ ਮਹਿ ਜਬ ਗੁਰ ਚਰਨਨ ਅਨੁਰਾਗਿਓ ॥


ih chintaa upjee ghat meh jab gur charnan anuraagi-o.

When this anxiety arises in the heart, then, one comes to love the Guru’s feet.

ਸੁਫਲੁ ਜਨਮੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਬ ਹੂਆ ਜਉ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਜਸ ਮਹਿ ਪਾਗਿਓ ॥੨॥੩॥


sufal janam naanak tab hoo-aa ja-o parabh jas meh paagi-o. ||2||3||

My life becomes fruitful, O Nanak, only when I am absorbed in the Praises of God. ||2||3||

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ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥


ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

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

ਰਾਗੁ ਬਸੰਤੁ ਹਿੰਡੋਲ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


raag basant hindol mehlaa 9.

Raag Basant Hindol, Ninth Mehl:

ਸਾਧੋ ਇਹੁ ਤਨੁ ਮਿਥਿਆ ਜਾਨਉ ॥


saaDho ih tan mithi-aa jaan-o.

O Holy Saints, know that this body is false.

ਯਾ ਭੀਤਰਿ ਜੋ ਰਾਮੁ ਬਸਤੁ ਹੈ ਸਾਚੋ ਤਾਹਿ ਪਛਾਨੋ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


yaa bheetar jo raam basat hai saacho taahi pachhaano. ||1|| rahaa-o.

The Lord who dwells within it – recognize that He alone is real. ||1||Pause||

ਇਹੁ ਜਗੁ ਹੈ ਸੰਪਤਿ ਸੁਪਨੇ ਕੀ ਦੇਖਿ ਕਹਾ ਐਡਾਨੋ ॥


ih jag hai sampat supnay kee daykh kahaa aidaano.

The wealth of this world is only a dream; why are you so proud of it?

ਸੰਗਿ ਤਿਹਾਰੈ ਕਛੂ ਨ ਚਾਲੈ ਤਾਹਿ ਕਹਾ ਲਪਟਾਨੋ ॥੧॥


sang tihaarai kachhoo na chaalai taahi kahaa laptaano. ||1||

None of it shall go along with you in the end; why do you cling to it? ||1||

ਉਸਤਤਿ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਦੋਊ ਪਰਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਕੀਰਤਿ ਉਰਿ ਆਨੋ ॥


ustat nindaa do-oo parhar har keerat ur aano.

Leave behind both praise and slander; enshrine the Kirtan of the Lord’s Praises within your heart.

ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਭ ਹੀ ਮੈ ਪੂਰਨ ਏਕ ਪੁਰਖ ਭਗਵਾਨੋ ॥੨॥੧॥


jan naanak sabh hee mai pooran ayk purakh bhagvaano. ||2||1||

O servant Nanak, the One Primal Being, the Lord God, is totally permeating everywhere. ||2||1||

ਬਸੰਤੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


basant mehlaa 9.

Basant, Ninth Mehl:

ਪਾਪੀ ਹੀਐ ਮੈ ਕਾਮੁ ਬਸਾਇ ॥


paapee hee-ai mai kaam basaa-ay.

The heart of the sinner is filled with unfulfilled sexual desire.

ਮਨੁ ਚੰਚਲੁ ਯਾ ਤੇ ਗਹਿਓ ਨ ਜਾਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


man chanchal yaa tay gahi-o na jaa-ay. ||1|| rahaa-o.

He cannot control his fickle mind. ||1||Pause||

ਜੋਗੀ ਜੰਗਮ ਅਰੁ ਸੰਨਿਆਸ ॥


jogee jangam ar sanni-aas.

The Yogis, wandering ascetics and renunciates –

ਸਭ ਹੀ ਪਰਿ ਡਾਰੀ ਇਹ ਫਾਸ ॥੧॥


sabh hee par daaree ih faas. ||1||

this net is cast over them all. ||1||

ਜਿਹਿ ਜਿਹਿ ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਸਮ੍ਹ੍ਹਾਰਿ ॥


jihi jihi har ko naam samHaar.

Those who contemplate the Name of the Lord

ਤੇ ਭਵ ਸਾਗਰ ਉਤਰੇ ਪਾਰਿ ॥੨॥


tay bhav saagar utray paar. ||2||

cross over the terrifying world-ocean. ||2||

ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਕੀ ਸਰਨਾਇ ॥


jan naanak har kee sarnaa-ay.

Servant Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of the Lord.

ਦੀਜੈ ਨਾਮੁ ਰਹੈ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਇ ॥੩॥੨॥


deejai naam rahai gun gaa-ay. ||3||2||

Please bestow the blessing of Your Name, that he may continue to sing Your Glorious Praises. ||3||2||

ਬਸੰਤੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


basant mehlaa 9.

Basant, Ninth Mehl:

ਮਾਈ ਮੈ ਧਨੁ ਪਾਇਓ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ॥


maa-ee mai Dhan paa-i-o har naam.

O mother, I have gathered the wealth of the Lord’s Name.

ਮਨੁ ਮੇਰੋ ਧਾਵਨ ਤੇ ਛੂਟਿਓ ਕਰਿ ਬੈਠੋ ਬਿਸਰਾਮੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


man mayro Dhaavan tay chhooti-o kar baitho bisraam. ||1|| rahaa-o.

My mind has stopped its wanderings, and now, it has come to rest. ||1||Pause||

ਮਾਇਆ ਮਮਤਾ ਤਨ ਤੇ ਭਾਗੀ ਉਪਜਿਓ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਗਿਆਨੁ ॥


maa-i-aa mamtaa tan tay bhaagee upji-o nirmal gi-aan.

Attachment to Maya has run away from my body, and immaculate spiritual wisdom has welled up within me.

ਲੋਭ ਮੋਹ ਏਹ ਪਰਸਿ ਨ ਸਾਕੈ ਗਹੀ ਭਗਤਿ ਭਗਵਾਨ ॥੧॥


lobh moh ayh paras na saakai gahee bhagat bhagvaan. ||1||

Greed and attachment cannot even touch me; I have grasped hold of devotional worship of the Lord. ||1||

ਜਨਮ ਜਨਮ ਕਾ ਸੰਸਾ ਚੂਕਾ ਰਤਨੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਬ ਪਾਇਆ ॥


janam janam kaa sansaa chookaa ratan naam jab paa-i-aa.

The cynicism of countless lifetimes has been eradicated, since I obtained the jewel of the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਸਕਲ ਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਮਨ ਤੇ ਨਿਜ ਸੁਖ ਮਾਹਿ ਸਮਾਇਆ ॥੨॥


tarisnaa sakal binaasee man tay nij sukh maahi samaa-i-aa. ||2||

My mind was rid of all its desires, and I was absorbed in the peace of my own inner being. ||2||

ਜਾ ਕਉ ਹੋਤ ਦਇਆਲੁ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਨਿਧਿ ਸੋ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਵੈ ॥


jaa ka-o hot da-i-aal kirpaa niDh so gobind gun gaavai.

That person, unto whom the Merciful Lord shows compassion, sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਕੀ ਸੰਪੈ ਕੋਊ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪਾਵੈ ॥੩॥੩॥


kaho naanak ih biDh kee sampai ko-oo gurmukh paavai. ||3||3||

Says Nanak, this wealth is gathered only by the Gurmukh. ||3||3||

ਬਸੰਤੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


basant mehlaa 9.

Basant, Ninth Mehl:

ਮਨ ਕਹਾ ਬਿਸਾਰਿਓ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ॥


man kahaa bisaari-o raam naam.

O my mind, how can you forget the Lord’s Name?

ਤਨੁ ਬਿਨਸੈ ਜਮ ਸਿਉ ਪਰੈ ਕਾਮੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


tan binsai jam si-o parai kaam. ||1|| rahaa-o.

When the body perishes, you shall have to deal with the Messenger of Death. ||1||Pause||

ਇਹੁ ਜਗੁ ਧੂਏ ਕਾ ਪਹਾਰ ॥


ih jag Dhoo-ay kaa pahaar.

This world is just a hill of smoke.

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ਤੈ ਸਾਚਾ ਮਾਨਿਆ ਕਿਹ ਬਿਚਾਰਿ ॥੧॥


tai saachaa maani-aa kih bichaar. ||1||

What makes you think that it is real? ||1||

ਧਨੁ ਦਾਰਾ ਸੰਪਤਿ ਗ੍ਰੇਹ ॥


Dhan daaraa sampat garayh.

Wealth, spouse, property and household-

ਕਛੁ ਸੰਗਿ ਨ ਚਾਲੈ ਸਮਝ ਲੇਹ ॥੨॥


kachh sang na chaalai samajh layh. ||2||

none of them shall go along with you; you must know that this is true! ||2||

ਇਕ ਭਗਤਿ ਨਾਰਾਇਨ ਹੋਇ ਸੰਗਿ ॥


ik bhagat naaraa-in ho-ay sang.

Only devotion to the Lord shall go with you.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਭਜੁ ਤਿਹ ਏਕ ਰੰਗਿ ॥੩॥੪॥


kaho naanak bhaj tih ayk rang. ||3||4||

Says Nanak, vibrate and meditate on the Lord with single-minded love. ||3||4||

ਬਸੰਤੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


basant mehlaa 9.

Basant, Ninth Mehl:

ਕਹਾ ਭੂਲਿਓ ਰੇ ਝੂਠੇ ਲੋਭ ਲਾਗ ॥


kahaa bhooli-o ray jhoothay lobh laag.

Why do you wander lost, O mortal, attached to falsehood and greed?

ਕਛੁ ਬਿਗਰਿਓ ਨਾਹਿਨ ਅਜਹੁ ਜਾਗ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


kachh bigri-o naahin ajahu jaag. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Nothing has been lost yet – there is still time to wake up! ||1||Pause||

ਸਮ ਸੁਪਨੈ ਕੈ ਇਹੁ ਜਗੁ ਜਾਨੁ ॥


sam supnai kai ih jag jaan.

You must realize that this world is nothing more than a dream.

ਬਿਨਸੈ ਛਿਨ ਮੈ ਸਾਚੀ ਮਾਨੁ ॥੧॥


binsai chhin mai saachee maan. ||1||

In an instant, it shall perish; know this as true. ||1||

ਸੰਗਿ ਤੇਰੈ ਹਰਿ ਬਸਤ ਨੀਤ ॥


sang tayrai har basat neet.

The Lord constantly abides with you.

ਨਿਸ ਬਾਸੁਰ ਭਜੁ ਤਾਹਿ ਮੀਤ ॥੨॥


nis baasur bhaj taahi meet. ||2||

Night and day, vibrate and meditate on Him, O my friend. ||2||

ਬਾਰ ਅੰਤ ਕੀ ਹੋਇ ਸਹਾਇ ॥


baar ant kee ho-ay sahaa-ay.

At the very last instant, He shall be your Help and Support.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਨ ਤਾ ਕੇ ਗਾਇ ॥੩॥੫॥


kaho naanak gun taa kay gaa-ay. ||3||5||

Says Nanak, sing His Praises. ||3||5||

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ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥


ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

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

ਰਾਗੁ ਸਾਰੰਗ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


raag saarang mehlaa 9.

Raag Saarang, Ninth Mehl:

ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਤੇਰੋ ਕੋ ਨ ਸਹਾਈ ॥


har bin tayro ko na sahaa-ee.

No one will be your help and support, except the Lord.

ਕਾਂ ਕੀ ਮਾਤ ਪਿਤਾ ਸੁਤ ਬਨਿਤਾ ਕੋ ਕਾਹੂ ਕੋ ਭਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


kaaN kee maat pitaa sut banitaa ko kaahoo ko bhaa-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Who has any mother, father, child or spouse? Who is anyone’s brother or sister? ||1||Pause||

ਧਨੁ ਧਰਨੀ ਅਰੁ ਸੰਪਤਿ ਸਗਰੀ ਜੋ ਮਾਨਿਓ ਅਪਨਾਈ ॥


Dhan Dharnee ar sampat sagree jo maani-o apnaa-ee.

All the wealth, land and property which you consider your own

ਤਨ ਛੂਟੈ ਕਛੁ ਸੰਗਿ ਨ ਚਾਲੈ ਕਹਾ ਤਾਹਿ ਲਪਟਾਈ ॥੧॥


tan chhootai kachh sang na chaalai kahaa taahi laptaa-ee. ||1||

– when you leave your body, none of it shall go along with you. Why do you cling to them? ||1||

ਦੀਨ ਦਇਆਲ ਸਦਾ ਦੁਖ ਭੰਜਨ ਤਾ ਸਿਉ ਰੁਚਿ ਨ ਬਢਾਈ ॥


deen da-i-aal sadaa dukh bhanjan taa si-o ruch na badhaa-ee.

God is Merciful to the meek, forever the Destroyer of fear, and yet you do not develop any loving relationship with Him.

ਨਾਨਕ ਕਹਤ ਜਗਤ ਸਭ ਮਿਥਿਆ ਜਿਉ ਸੁਪਨਾ ਰੈਨਾਈ ॥੨॥੧॥


naanak kahat jagat sabh mithi-aa ji-o supnaa rainaa-ee. ||2||1||

Says Nanak, the whole world is totally false; it is like a dream in the night. ||2||1||

ਸਾਰੰਗ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


saarang mehlaa 9.

Saarang, Ninth Mehl:

ਕਹਾ ਮਨ ਬਿਖਿਆ ਸਿਉ ਲਪਟਾਹੀ ॥


kahaa man bikhi-aa si-o laptaahee.

O mortal, why are you engrossed in corruption?

ਯਾ ਜਗ ਮਹਿ ਕੋਊ ਰਹਨੁ ਨ ਪਾਵੈ ਇਕਿ ਆਵਹਿ ਇਕਿ ਜਾਹੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


yaa jag meh ko-oo rahan na paavai ik aavahi ik jaahee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

No one is allowed to remain in this world; one comes, and another departs. ||1||Pause||

ਕਾਂ ਕੋ ਤਨੁ ਧਨੁ ਸੰਪਤਿ ਕਾਂ ਕੀ ਕਾ ਸਿਉ ਨੇਹੁ ਲਗਾਹੀ ॥


kaaN ko tan Dhan sampat kaaN kee kaa si-o nayhu lagaahee.

Who has a body? Who has wealth and property? With whom should we fall in love?

ਜੋ ਦੀਸੈ ਸੋ ਸਗਲ ਬਿਨਾਸੈ ਜਿਉ ਬਾਦਰ ਕੀ ਛਾਹੀ ॥੧॥


jo deesai so sagal binaasai ji-o baadar kee chhaahee. ||1||

Whatever is seen, shall all disappear, like the shade of a passing cloud. ||1||

ਤਜਿ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੁ ਸਰਣਿ ਸੰਤਨ ਗਹੁ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਹੋਹਿ ਛਿਨ ਮਾਹੀ ॥


taj abhimaan saran santan gahu mukat hohi chhin maahee.

Abandon egotism, and grasp the Sanctuary of the Saints; you shall be liberated in an instant.

ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਭਗਵੰਤ ਭਜਨ ਬਿਨੁ ਸੁਖੁ ਸੁਪਨੈ ਭੀ ਨਾਹੀ ॥੨॥੨॥


jan naanak bhagvant bhajan bin sukh supnai bhee naahee. ||2||2||

O servant Nanak, without meditating and vibrating on the Lord God, there is no peace, even in dreams. ||2||2||

ਸਾਰੰਗ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


saarang mehlaa 9.

Saarang, Ninth Mehl:

ਕਹਾ ਨਰ ਅਪਨੋ ਜਨਮੁ ਗਵਾਵੈ ॥


kahaa nar apno janam gavaavai.

O mortal, why have you wasted your life?

ਮਾਇਆ ਮਦਿ ਬਿਖਿਆ ਰਸਿ ਰਚਿਓ ਰਾਮ ਸਰਨਿ ਨਹੀ ਆਵੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


maa-i-aa mad bikhi-aa ras rachi-o raam saran nahee aavai. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Intoxicated with Maya and its riches, involved in corrupt pleasures, you have not sought the Sanctuary of the Lord. ||1||Pause||

ਇਹੁ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ਸਗਲ ਹੈ ਸੁਪਨੋ ਦੇਖਿ ਕਹਾ ਲੋਭਾਵੈ ॥


ih sansaar sagal hai supno daykh kahaa lobhaavai.

This whole world is just a dream; why does seeing it fill you with greed?

ਜੋ ਉਪਜੈ ਸੋ ਸਗਲ ਬਿਨਾਸੈ ਰਹਨੁ ਨ ਕੋਊ ਪਾਵੈ ॥੧॥


jo upjai so sagal binaasai rahan na ko-oo paavai. ||1||

Everything that has been created will be destroyed; nothing will remain. ||1||

ਮਿਥਿਆ ਤਨੁ ਸਾਚੋ ਕਰਿ ਮਾਨਿਓ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਆਪੁ ਬੰਧਾਵੈ ॥


mithi-aa tan saacho kar maani-o ih biDh aap banDhaavai.

You see this false body as true; in this way, you have placed yourself in bondage.

ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੋਊ ਜਨੁ ਮੁਕਤਾ ਰਾਮ ਭਜਨ ਚਿਤੁ ਲਾਵੈ ॥੨॥੩॥


jan naanak so-oo jan muktaa raam bhajan chit laavai. ||2||3||

O servant Nanak, he is a liberated being, whose consciousness lovingly vibrates, and meditates on the Lord. ||2||3||

ਸਾਰੰਗ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


saarang mehlaa 9.

Saarang, Fifth Mehl:

ਮਨ ਕਰਿ ਕਬਹੂ ਨ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਇਓ ॥


man kar kabhoo na har gun gaa-i-o.

In my mind, I never sang the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

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ਬਿਖਿਆਸਕਤ ਰਹਿਓ ਨਿਸਿ ਬਾਸੁਰ ਕੀਨੋ ਅਪਨੋ ਭਾਇਓ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


bikhi-aaskat rahi-o nis baasur keeno apno bhaa-i-o. ||1|| rahaa-o.

I remained under the influence of corruption, night and day; I did whatever I pleased. ||1||Pause||

ਗੁਰ ਉਪਦੇਸੁ ਸੁਨਿਓ ਨਹਿ ਕਾਨਨਿ ਪਰ ਦਾਰਾ ਲਪਟਾਇਓ ॥


gur updays suni-o neh kaanan par daaraa laptaa-i-o.

I never listened to the Guru’s Teachings; I was entangled with others’ spouses.

ਪਰ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਕਾਰਨਿ ਬਹੁ ਧਾਵਤ ਸਮਝਿਓ ਨਹ ਸਮਝਾਇਓ ॥੧॥


par nindaa kaaran baho Dhaavat samjhi-o nah samjhaa-i-o. ||1||

I ran all around slandering others; I was taught, but I never learned. ||1||

ਕਹਾ ਕਹਉ ਮੈ ਅਪੁਨੀ ਕਰਨੀ ਜਿਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਜਨਮੁ ਗਵਾਇਓ ॥


kahaa kaha-o mai apunee karnee jih biDh janam gavaa-i-o.

How can I even describe my actions? This is how I wasted my life.

ਕਹਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਭ ਅਉਗਨ ਮੋ ਮਹਿ ਰਾਖਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਸਰਨਾਇਓ ॥੨॥੪॥੩॥੧੩॥੧੩੯॥੪॥੧੫੯॥


kahi naanak sabh a-ugan mo meh raakh layho sarnaa-i-o. ||2||4||3||13||139||4||159||

Says Nanak, I am totally filled with faults. I have come to Your Sanctuary – please save me, O Lord! ||2||4||3||13||139||4||159||

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ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥


ik-oNkaar sat naam kartaa purakh nirbha-o nirvair akaal moorat ajoonee saibhaN gur parsaad.

One Universal Creator God. Truth Is The Name. Creative Being Personified. No Fear. No Hatred. Image Of The Undying. Beyond Birth. Self-Existent. By Guru’s Grace:

ਰਾਗੁ ਜੈਜਾਵੰਤੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


raag jaijaavantee mehlaa 9.

Raag Jaijaavantee, Ninth Mehl:

ਰਾਮੁ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਰਾਮੁ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਇਹੈ ਤੇਰੈ ਕਾਜਿ ਹੈ ॥


raam simar raam simar ihai tayrai kaaj hai.

Meditate in remembrance on the Lord – meditate on the Lord; this alone shall be of use to you.

ਮਾਇਆ ਕੋ ਸੰਗੁ ਤਿਆਗੁ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਜੂ ਕੀ ਸਰਨਿ ਲਾਗੁ ॥


maa-i-aa ko sang ti-aag parabh joo kee saran laag.

Abandon your association with Maya, and take shelter in the Sanctuary of God.

ਜਗਤ ਸੁਖ ਮਾਨੁ ਮਿਥਿਆ ਝੂਠੋ ਸਭ ਸਾਜੁ ਹੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


jagat sukh maan mithi-aa jhootho sabh saaj hai. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Remember that the pleasures of the world are false; this whole show is just an illusion. ||1||Pause||

ਸੁਪਨੇ ਜਿਉ ਧਨੁ ਪਛਾਨੁ ਕਾਹੇ ਪਰਿ ਕਰਤ ਮਾਨੁ ॥


supnay ji-o Dhan pachhaan kaahay par karat maan.

You must understand that this wealth is just a dream. Why are you so proud?

ਬਾਰੂ ਕੀ ਭੀਤਿ ਜੈਸੇ ਬਸੁਧਾ ਕੋ ਰਾਜੁ ਹੈ ॥੧॥


baaroo kee bheet jaisay basuDhaa ko raaj hai. ||1||

The empires of the earth are like walls of sand. ||1||

ਨਾਨਕੁ ਜਨੁ ਕਹਤੁ ਬਾਤ ਬਿਨਸਿ ਜੈਹੈ ਤੇਰੋ ਗਾਤੁ ॥


naanak jan kahat baat binas jaihai tayro gaat.

Servant Nanak speaks the Truth: your body shall perish and pass away.

ਛਿਨੁ ਛਿਨੁ ਕਰਿ ਗਇਓ ਕਾਲੁ ਤੈਸੇ ਜਾਤੁ ਆਜੁ ਹੈ ॥੨॥੧॥


chhin chhin kar ga-i-o kaal taisay jaat aaj hai. ||2||1||

Moment by moment, yesterday passed. Today is passing as well. ||2||1||

ਜੈਜਾਵੰਤੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


jaijaavantee mehlaa 9.

Jaijaavantee, Ninth Mehl:

ਰਾਮੁ ਭਜੁ ਰਾਮੁ ਭਜੁ ਜਨਮੁ ਸਿਰਾਤੁ ਹੈ ॥


raam bhaj raam bhaj janam siraat hai.

Meditate on the Lord – vibrate on the Lord; your life is slipping away.

ਕਹਉ ਕਹਾ ਬਾਰ ਬਾਰ ਸਮਝਤ ਨਹ ਕਿਉ ਗਵਾਰ ॥


kaha-o kahaa baar baar samjhat nah ki-o gavaar.

Why am I telling you this again and again? You fool – why don’t you understand?

ਬਿਨਸਤ ਨਹ ਲਗੈ ਬਾਰ ਓਰੇ ਸਮ ਗਾਤੁ ਹੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


binsat nah lagai baar oray sam gaat hai. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Your body is like a hail-stone; it melts away in no time at all. ||1||Pause||

ਸਗਲ ਭਰਮ ਡਾਰਿ ਦੇਹਿ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਲੇਹਿ ॥


sagal bharam daar deh gobind ko naam layhi.

So give up all your doubts, and utter the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

ਅੰਤਿ ਬਾਰ ਸੰਗਿ ਤੇਰੈ ਇਹੈ ਏਕੁ ਜਾਤੁ ਹੈ ॥੧॥


ant baar sang tayrai ihai ayk jaat hai. ||1||

At the very last moment, this alone shall go along with you. ||1||

ਬਿਖਿਆ ਬਿਖੁ ਜਿਉ ਬਿਸਾਰਿ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੌ ਜਸੁ ਹੀਏ ਧਾਰਿ ॥


bikhi-aa bikh ji-o bisaar parabh kou jas hee-ay Dhaar.

Forget the poisonous sins of corruption, and enshrine the Praises of God in your heart.

ਨਾਨਕ ਜਨ ਕਹਿ ਪੁਕਾਰਿ ਅਉਸਰੁ ਬਿਹਾਤੁ ਹੈ ॥੨॥੨॥


naanak jan kahi pukaar a-osar bihaat hai. ||2||2||

Servant Nanak proclaims that this opportunity is slipping away. ||2||2||

ਜੈਜਾਵੰਤੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


jaijaavantee mehlaa 9.

Jaijaavantee, Ninth Mehl:

ਰੇ ਮਨ ਕਉਨ ਗਤਿ ਹੋਇ ਹੈ ਤੇਰੀ ॥


ray man ka-un gat ho-ay hai tayree.

O mortal, what will your condition be?

ਇਹ ਜਗ ਮਹਿ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਸੋ ਤਉ ਨਹੀ ਸੁਨਿਓ ਕਾਨਿ ॥


ih jag meh raam naam so ta-o nahee suni-o kaan.

In this world, you have not listened to the Lord’s Name.

ਬਿਖਿਅਨ ਸਿਉ ਅਤਿ ਲੁਭਾਨਿ ਮਤਿ ਨਾਹਿਨ ਫੇਰੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


bikhi-an si-o at lubhaan mat naahin fayree. ||1|| rahaa-o.

You are totally engrossed in corruption and sin; you have not turned your mind away from them at all. ||1||Pause||

ਮਾਨਸ ਕੋ ਜਨਮੁ ਲੀਨੁ ਸਿਮਰਨੁ ਨਹ ਨਿਮਖ ਕੀਨੁ ॥


maanas ko janam leen simran nah nimakh keen.

You obtained this human life, but you have not remembered the Lord in meditation, even for an instant.

ਦਾਰਾ ਸੁਖ ਭਇਓ ਦੀਨੁ ਪਗਹੁ ਪਰੀ ਬੇਰੀ ॥੧॥


daaraa sukh bha-i-o deen pagahu paree bayree. ||1||

For the sake of pleasure, you have become subservient to your woman, and now your feet are bound. ||1||

ਨਾਨਕ ਜਨ ਕਹਿ ਪੁਕਾਰਿ ਸੁਪਨੈ ਜਿਉ ਜਗ ਪਸਾਰੁ ॥


naanak jan kahi pukaar supnai ji-o jag pasaar.

Servant Nanak proclaims that the vast expanse of this world is just a dream.

ਸਿਮਰਤ ਨਹ ਕਿਉ ਮੁਰਾਰਿ ਮਾਇਆ ਜਾ ਕੀ ਚੇਰੀ ॥੨॥੩॥


simrat nah ki-o muraar maa-i-aa jaa kee chayree. ||2||3||

Why not meditate on the Lord? Even Maya is His slave. ||2||3||

ਜੈਜਾਵੰਤੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


jaijaavantee mehlaa 9.

Jaijaavantee, Ninth Mehl:

ਬੀਤ ਜੈਹੈ ਬੀਤ ਜੈਹੈ ਜਨਮੁ ਅਕਾਜੁ ਰੇ ॥


beet jaihai beet jaihai janam akaaj ray.

Slipping away – your life is uselessly slipping away.

ਨਿਸਿ ਦਿਨੁ ਸੁਨਿ ਕੈ ਪੁਰਾਨ ਸਮਝਤ ਨਹ ਰੇ ਅਜਾਨ ॥


nis din sun kai puraan samjhat nah ray ajaan.

Night and day, you listen to the Puraanas, but you do not understand them, you ignorant fool!

ਕਾਲੁ ਤਉ ਪਹੂਚਿਓ ਆਨਿ ਕਹਾ ਜੈਹੈ ਭਾਜਿ ਰੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥


kaal ta-o pahoochi-o aan kahaa jaihai bhaaj ray. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Death has arrived; now where will you run? ||1||Pause||

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ਅਸਥਿਰੁ ਜੋ ਮਾਨਿਓ ਦੇਹ ਸੋ ਤਉ ਤੇਰਉ ਹੋਇ ਹੈ ਖੇਹ ॥


asthir jo maani-o dayh so ta-o tayra-o ho-ay hai khayh.

You believed that this body was permanent, but it shall turn to dust.

ਕਿਉ ਨ ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਲੇਹਿ ਮੂਰਖ ਨਿਲਾਜ ਰੇ ॥੧॥


ki-o na har ko naam layhi moorakh nilaaj ray. ||1||

Why don’t you chant the Name of the Lord, you shameless fool? ||1||

ਰਾਮ ਭਗਤਿ ਹੀਏ ਆਨਿ ਛਾਡਿ ਦੇ ਤੈ ਮਨ ਕੋ ਮਾਨੁ ॥


raam bhagat hee-ay aan chhaad day tai man ko maan.

Let devotional worship of the Lord enter into your heart, and abandon the intellectualism of your mind.

ਨਾਨਕ ਜਨ ਇਹ ਬਖਾਨਿ ਜਗ ਮਹਿ ਬਿਰਾਜੁ ਰੇ ॥੨॥੪॥


naanak jan ih bakhaan jag meh biraaj ray. ||2||4||

O Servant Nanak, this is the way to live in the world. ||2||4||

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ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥


ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

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

ਸਲੋਕ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥


salok mehlaa 9.

Shalok, Ninth Mehl:

ਗੁਨ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਗਾਇਓ ਨਹੀ ਜਨਮੁ ਅਕਾਰਥ ਕੀਨੁ ॥


gun gobind gaa-i-o nahee janam akaarath keen.

If you do not sing the Praises of the Lord, your life is rendered useless.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਭਜੁ ਮਨਾ ਜਿਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਜਲ ਕਉ ਮੀਨੁ ॥੧॥


kaho naanak har bhaj manaa jih biDh jal ka-o meen. ||1||

Says Nanak, meditate, vibrate upon the Lord; immerse your mind in Him, like the fish in the water. ||1||

ਬਿਖਿਅਨ ਸਿਉ ਕਾਹੇ ਰਚਿਓ ਨਿਮਖ ਨ ਹੋਹਿ ਉਦਾਸੁ ॥


bikhi-an si-o kaahay rachi-o nimakh na hohi udaas.

Why are you engrossed in sin and corruption? You are not detached, even for a moment!

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਭਜੁ ਹਰਿ ਮਨਾ ਪਰੈ ਨ ਜਮ ਕੀ ਫਾਸ ॥੨॥


kaho naanak bhaj har manaa parai na jam kee faas. ||2||

Says Nanak, meditate, vibrate upon the Lord, and you shall not be caught in the noose of death. ||2||

ਤਰਨਾਪੋ ਇਉ ਹੀ ਗਇਓ ਲੀਓ ਜਰਾ ਤਨੁ ਜੀਤਿ ॥


tarnaapo i-o hee ga-i-o lee-o jaraa tan jeet.

Your youth has passed away like this, and old age has overtaken your body.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਭਜੁ ਹਰਿ ਮਨਾ ਅਉਧ ਜਾਤੁ ਹੈ ਬੀਤਿ ॥੩॥


kaho naanak bhaj har manaa a-oDh jaat hai beet. ||3||

Says Nanak, meditate, vibrate upon the Lord; your life is fleeting away! ||3||

ਬਿਰਧਿ ਭਇਓ ਸੂਝੈ ਨਹੀ ਕਾਲੁ ਪਹੂਚਿਓ ਆਨਿ ॥


biraDh bha-i-o soojhai nahee kaal pahoochi-o aan.

You have become old, and you do not understand that death is overtaking you.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਰ ਬਾਵਰੇ ਕਿਉ ਨ ਭਜੈ ਭਗਵਾਨੁ ॥੪॥


kaho naanak nar baavray ki-o na bhajai bhagvaan. ||4||

Says Nanak, you are insane! Why do you not remember and meditate on God? ||4||

ਧਨੁ ਦਾਰਾ ਸੰਪਤਿ ਸਗਲ ਜਿਨਿ ਅਪੁਨੀ ਕਰਿ ਮਾਨਿ ॥


Dhan daaraa sampat sagal jin apunee kar maan.

Your wealth, spouse, and all the possessions which you claim as your own –

ਇਨ ਮੈ ਕਛੁ ਸੰਗੀ ਨਹੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਾਚੀ ਜਾਨਿ ॥੫॥


in mai kachh sangee nahee naanak saachee jaan. ||5||

none of these shall go along with you in the end. O Nanak, know this as true. ||5||

ਪਤਿਤ ਉਧਾਰਨ ਭੈ ਹਰਨ ਹਰਿ ਅਨਾਥ ਕੇ ਨਾਥ ॥


patit uDhaaran bhai haran har anaath kay naath.

He is the Saving Grace of sinners, the Destroyer of fear, the Master of the masterless.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਿਹ ਜਾਨੀਐ ਸਦਾ ਬਸਤੁ ਤੁਮ ਸਾਥਿ ॥੬॥


kaho naanak tih jaanee-ai sadaa basat tum saath. ||6||

Says Nanak, realize and know Him, who is always with you. ||6||

ਤਨੁ ਧਨੁ ਜਿਹ ਤੋ ਕਉ ਦੀਓ ਤਾਂ ਸਿਉ ਨੇਹੁ ਨ ਕੀਨ ॥


tan Dhan jih to ka-o dee-o taaN si-o nayhu na keen.

He has given you your body and wealth, but you are not in love with Him.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਰ ਬਾਵਰੇ ਅਬ ਕਿਉ ਡੋਲਤ ਦੀਨ ॥੭॥


kaho naanak nar baavray ab ki-o dolat deen. ||7||

Says Nanak, you are insane! Why do you now shake and tremble so helplessly? ||7||

ਤਨੁ ਧਨੁ ਸੰਪੈ ਸੁਖ ਦੀਓ ਅਰੁ ਜਿਹ ਨੀਕੇ ਧਾਮ ॥


tan Dhan sampai sukh dee-o ar jih neekay Dhaam.

He has given you your body, wealth, property, peace and beautiful mansions.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨੁ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਸਿਮਰਤ ਕਾਹਿ ਨ ਰਾਮੁ ॥੮॥


kaho naanak sun ray manaa simrat kaahi na raam. ||8||

Says Nanak, listen, mind: why don’t you remember the Lord in meditation? ||8||

ਸਭ ਸੁਖ ਦਾਤਾ ਰਾਮੁ ਹੈ ਦੂਸਰ ਨਾਹਿਨ ਕੋਇ ॥


sabh sukh daataa raam hai doosar naahin ko-ay.

The Lord is the Giver of all peace and comfort. There is no other at all.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨਿ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਤਿਹ ਸਿਮਰਤ ਗਤਿ ਹੋਇ ॥੯॥


kaho naanak sun ray manaa tih simrat gat ho-ay. ||9||

Says Nanak, listen, mind: meditating in remembrance on Him, salvation is attained. ||9||

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ਜਿਹ ਸਿਮਰਤ ਗਤਿ ਪਾਈਐ ਤਿਹ ਭਜੁ ਰੇ ਤੈ ਮੀਤ ॥


jih simrat gat paa-ee-ai tih bhaj ray tai meet.

Remembering Him in meditation, salvation is attained; vibrate and meditate on Him, O my friend.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨੁ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਅਉਧ ਘਟਤ ਹੈ ਨੀਤ ॥੧੦॥


kaho naanak sun ray manaa a-oDh ghatat hai neet. ||10||

Says Nanak, listen, mind: your life is passing away! ||10||

ਪਾਂਚ ਤਤ ਕੋ ਤਨੁ ਰਚਿਓ ਜਾਨਹੁ ਚਤੁਰ ਸੁਜਾਨ ॥


paaNch tat ko tan rachi-o jaanhu chatur sujaan.

Your body is made up of the five elements; you are clever and wise – know this well.

ਜਿਹ ਤੇ ਉਪਜਿਓ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਲੀਨ ਤਾਹਿ ਮੈ ਮਾਨੁ ॥੧੧॥


jih tay upji-o naankaa leen taahi mai maan. ||11||

Believe it – you shall merge once again into the One, O Nanak, from whom you originated. ||11||

ਘਟ ਘਟ ਮੈ ਹਰਿ ਜੂ ਬਸੈ ਸੰਤਨ ਕਹਿਓ ਪੁਕਾਰਿ ॥


ghat ghat mai har joo basai santan kahi-o pukaar.

The Dear Lord abides in each and every heart; the Saints proclaim this as true.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਿਹ ਭਜੁ ਮਨਾ ਭਉ ਨਿਧਿ ਉਤਰਹਿ ਪਾਰਿ ॥੧੨॥


kaho naanak tih bhaj manaa bha-o niDh utreh paar. ||12||

Says Nanak, meditate and vibrate upon Him, and you shall cross over the terrifying world-ocean. ||12||

ਸੁਖੁ ਦੁਖੁ ਜਿਹ ਪਰਸੈ ਨਹੀ ਲੋਭੁ ਮੋਹੁ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੁ ॥


sukh dukh jih parsai nahee lobh moh abhimaan.

One who is not touched by pleasure or pain, greed, emotional attachment and egotistical pride –

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨੁ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਸੋ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਭਗਵਾਨ ॥੧੩॥


kaho naanak sun ray manaa so moorat bhagvaan. ||13||

says Nanak, listen, mind: he is the very image of God. ||13||

ਉਸਤਤਿ ਨਿੰਦਿਆ ਨਾਹਿ ਜਿਹਿ ਕੰਚਨ ਲੋਹ ਸਮਾਨਿ ॥


ustat nindi-aa naahi jihi kanchan loh samaan.

One who is beyond praise and slander, who looks upon gold and iron alike –

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨਿ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਤਾਹਿ ਤੈ ਜਾਨਿ ॥੧੪॥


kaho naanak sun ray manaa mukat taahi tai jaan. ||14||

says Nanak, listen, mind: know that such a person is liberated. ||14||

ਹਰਖੁ ਸੋਗੁ ਜਾ ਕੈ ਨਹੀ ਬੈਰੀ ਮੀਤ ਸਮਾਨਿ ॥


harakh sog jaa kai nahee bairee meet samaan.

One who is not affected by pleasure or pain, who looks upon friend and enemy alike –

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨਿ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਤਾਹਿ ਤੈ ਜਾਨਿ ॥੧੫॥


kaho naanak sun ray manaa mukat taahi tai jaan. ||15||

says Nanak, listen, mind: know that such a person is liberated. ||15||

ਭੈ ਕਾਹੂ ਕਉ ਦੇਤ ਨਹਿ ਨਹਿ ਭੈ ਮਾਨਤ ਆਨ ॥


bhai kaahoo ka-o dayt neh neh bhai maanat aan.

One who does not frighten anyone, and who is not afraid of anyone else –

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨਿ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਤਾਹਿ ਬਖਾਨਿ ॥੧੬॥


kaho naanak sun ray manaa gi-aanee taahi bakhaan. ||16||

says Nanak, listen, mind: call him spiritually wise. ||16||

ਜਿਹਿ ਬਿਖਿਆ ਸਗਲੀ ਤਜੀ ਲੀਓ ਭੇਖ ਬੈਰਾਗ ॥


jihi bikhi-aa saglee tajee lee-o bhaykh bairaag.

One who has forsaken all sin and corruption, who wears the robes of neutral detachment –

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨੁ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਤਿਹ ਨਰ ਮਾਥੈ ਭਾਗੁ ॥੧੭॥


kaho naanak sun ray manaa tih nar maathai bhaag. ||17||

says Nanak, listen, mind: good destiny is written on his forehead. ||17||

ਜਿਹਿ ਮਾਇਆ ਮਮਤਾ ਤਜੀ ਸਭ ਤੇ ਭਇਓ ਉਦਾਸੁ ॥


jihi maa-i-aa mamtaa tajee sabh tay bha-i-o udaas.

One who renounces Maya and possessiveness and is detached from everything –

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨੁ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਤਿਹ ਘਟਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਨਿਵਾਸੁ ॥੧੮॥


kaho naanak sun ray manaa tih ghat barahm nivaas. ||18||

says Nanak, listen, mind: God abides in his heart. ||18||

ਜਿਹਿ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਹਉਮੈ ਤਜੀ ਕਰਤਾ ਰਾਮੁ ਪਛਾਨਿ ॥


jihi paraanee ha-umai tajee kartaa raam pachhaan.

That mortal, who forsakes egotism, and realizes the Creator Lord –

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਵਹੁ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨਰੁ ਇਹ ਮਨ ਸਾਚੀ ਮਾਨੁ ॥੧੯॥


kaho naanak vahu mukat nar ih man saachee maan. ||19||

says Nanak, that person is liberated; O mind, know this as true. ||19||

ਭੈ ਨਾਸਨ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਹਰਨ ਕਲਿ ਮੈ ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ॥


bhai naasan durmat haran kal mai har ko naam.

In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Name of the Lord is the Destroyer of fear, the Eradicator of evil-mindedness.

ਨਿਸਿ ਦਿਨੁ ਜੋ ਨਾਨਕ ਭਜੈ ਸਫਲ ਹੋਹਿ ਤਿਹ ਕਾਮ ॥੨੦॥


nis din jo naanak bhajai safal hohi tih kaam. ||20||

Night and day, O Nanak, whoever vibrates and meditates on the Lord’s Name, sees all of his works brought to fruition. ||20||

ਜਿਹਬਾ ਗੁਨ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਭਜਹੁ ਕਰਨ ਸੁਨਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ॥


jihbaa gun gobind bhajahu karan sunhu har naam.

Vibrate with your tongue the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe; with your ears, hear the Lord’s Name.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨਿ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਪਰਹਿ ਨ ਜਮ ਕੈ ਧਾਮ ॥੨੧॥


kaho naanak sun ray manaa pareh na jam kai Dhaam. ||21||

Says Nanak, listen, man: you shall not have to go to the house of Death. ||21||

ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਮਮਤਾ ਤਜੈ ਲੋਭ ਮੋਹ ਅਹੰਕਾਰ ॥


jo paraanee mamtaa tajai lobh moh ahaNkaar.

That mortal who renounces possessiveness, greed, emotional attachment and egotism –

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਆਪਨ ਤਰੈ ਅਉਰਨ ਲੇਤ ਉਧਾਰ ॥੨੨॥


kaho naanak aapan tarai a-uran layt uDhaar. ||22||

says Nanak, he himself is saved, and he saves many others as well. ||22||

ਜਿਉ ਸੁਪਨਾ ਅਰੁ ਪੇਖਨਾ ਐਸੇ ਜਗ ਕਉ ਜਾਨਿ ॥


ji-o supnaa ar paykhnaa aisay jag ka-o jaan.

Like a dream and a show, so is this world, you must know.

ਇਨ ਮੈ ਕਛੁ ਸਾਚੋ ਨਹੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਬਿਨੁ ਭਗਵਾਨ ॥੨੩॥


in mai kachh saacho nahee naanak bin bhagvaan. ||23||

None of this is true, O Nanak, without God. ||23||

ਨਿਸਿ ਦਿਨੁ ਮਾਇਆ ਕਾਰਨੇ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਡੋਲਤ ਨੀਤ ॥


nis din maa-i-aa kaarnay paraanee dolat neet.

Night and day, for the sake of Maya, the mortal wanders constantly.

ਕੋਟਨ ਮੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੋਊ ਨਾਰਾਇਨੁ ਜਿਹ ਚੀਤਿ ॥੨੪॥


kotan mai naanak ko-oo naaraa-in jih cheet. ||24||

Among millions, O Nanak, there is scarcely anyone, who keeps the Lord in his consciousness. ||24||

ਜੈਸੇ ਜਲ ਤੇ ਬੁਦਬੁਦਾ ਉਪਜੈ ਬਿਨਸੈ ਨੀਤ ॥


jaisay jal tay budbudaa upjai binsai neet.

As the bubbles in the water well up and disappear again,

ਜਗ ਰਚਨਾ ਤੈਸੇ ਰਚੀ ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨਿ ਮੀਤ ॥੨੫॥


jag rachnaa taisay rachee kaho naanak sun meet. ||25||

so is the universe created; says Nanak, listen, O my friend! ||25||

ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਕਛੂ ਨ ਚੇਤਈ ਮਦਿ ਮਾਇਆ ਕੈ ਅੰਧੁ ॥


paraanee kachhoo na chayt-ee mad maa-i-aa kai anDh.

The mortal does not remember the Lord, even for a moment; he is blinded by the wine of Maya.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਬਿਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਭਜਨ ਪਰਤ ਤਾਹਿ ਜਮ ਫੰਧ ॥੨੬॥


kaho naanak bin har bhajan parat taahi jam fanDh. ||26||

Says Nanak, without meditating on the Lord, he is caught by the noose of Death. ||26||

ਜਉ ਸੁਖ ਕਉ ਚਾਹੈ ਸਦਾ ਸਰਨਿ ਰਾਮ ਕੀ ਲੇਹ ॥


ja-o sukh ka-o chaahai sadaa saran raam kee layh.

If you yearn for eternal peace, then seek the Sanctuary of the Lord.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨਿ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਦੁਰਲਭ ਮਾਨੁਖ ਦੇਹ ॥੨੭॥


kaho naanak sun ray manaa durlabh maanukh dayh. ||27||

Says Nanak, listen, mind: this human body is difficult to obtain. ||27||

ਮਾਇਆ ਕਾਰਨਿ ਧਾਵਹੀ ਮੂਰਖ ਲੋਗ ਅਜਾਨ ॥


maa-i-aa kaaran Dhaavhee moorakh log ajaan.

For the sake of Maya, the fools and ignorant people run all around.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਬਿਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਭਜਨ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਜਨਮੁ ਸਿਰਾਨ ॥੨੮॥


kaho naanak bin har bhajan birthaa janam siraan. ||28||

Says Nanak, without meditating on the Lord, life passes away uselessly. ||28||

ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਨਿਸਿ ਦਿਨੁ ਭਜੈ ਰੂਪ ਰਾਮ ਤਿਹ ਜਾਨੁ ॥


jo paraanee nis din bhajai roop raam tih jaan.

That mortal who meditates and vibrates upon the Lord night and day – know him to be the embodiment of the Lord.

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ਹਰਿ ਜਨ ਹਰਿ ਅੰਤਰੁ ਨਹੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਾਚੀ ਮਾਨੁ ॥੨੯॥


har jan har antar nahee naanak saachee maan. ||29||

There is no difference between the Lord and the humble servant of the Lord; O Nanak, know this as true. ||29||

ਮਨੁ ਮਾਇਆ ਮੈ ਫਧਿ ਰਹਿਓ ਬਿਸਰਿਓ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਨਾਮੁ ॥


man maa-i-aa mai faDh rahi-o bisri-o gobind naam.

The mortal is entangled in Maya; he has forgotten the Name of the Lord of the Universe.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਬਿਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਭਜਨ ਜੀਵਨ ਕਉਨੇ ਕਾਮ ॥੩੦॥


kaho naanak bin har bhajan jeevan ka-unay kaam. ||30||

Says Nanak, without meditating on the Lord, what is the use of this human life? ||30||

ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਰਾਮੁ ਨ ਚੇਤਈ ਮਦਿ ਮਾਇਆ ਕੈ ਅੰਧੁ ॥


paraanee raam na chayt-ee mad maa-i-aa kai anDh.

The mortal does not think of the Lord; he is blinded by the wine of Maya.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਭਜਨ ਬਿਨੁ ਪਰਤ ਤਾਹਿ ਜਮ ਫੰਧ ॥੩੧॥


kaho naanak har bhajan bin parat taahi jam fanDh. ||31||

Says Nanak, without meditating on the Lord, he is caught in the noose of Death. ||31||

ਸੁਖ ਮੈ ਬਹੁ ਸੰਗੀ ਭਏ ਦੁਖ ਮੈ ਸੰਗਿ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥


sukh mai baho sangee bha-ay dukh mai sang na ko-ay.

In good times, there are many companions around, but in bad times, there is no one at all.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਭਜੁ ਮਨਾ ਅੰਤਿ ਸਹਾਈ ਹੋਇ ॥੩੨॥


kaho naanak har bhaj manaa ant sahaa-ee ho-ay. ||32||

Says Nanak, vibrate, and meditate on the Lord; He shall be your only Help and Support in the end. ||32||

ਜਨਮ ਜਨਮ ਭਰਮਤ ਫਿਰਿਓ ਮਿਟਿਓ ਨ ਜਮ ਕੋ ਤ੍ਰਾਸੁ ॥


janam janam bharmat firi-o miti-o na jam ko taraas.

Mortals wander lost and confused through countless lifetimes; their fear of death is never removed.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਭਜੁ ਮਨਾ ਨਿਰਭੈ ਪਾਵਹਿ ਬਾਸੁ ॥੩੩॥


kaho naanak har bhaj manaa nirbhai paavahi baas. ||33||

Says Nanak, vibrate and meditate on the Lord, and you shall dwell in the Fearless Lord. ||33||

ਜਤਨ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਮੈ ਕਰਿ ਰਹਿਓ ਮਿਟਿਓ ਨ ਮਨ ਕੋ ਮਾਨੁ ॥


jatan bahut mai kar rahi-o miti-o na man ko maan.

I have tried so many things, but the pride of my mind has not been dispelled.

ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਸਿਉ ਨਾਨਕ ਫਧਿਓ ਰਾਖਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਭਗਵਾਨ ॥੩੪॥


durmat si-o naanak faDhi-o raakh layho bhagvaan. ||34||

I am engrossed in evil-mindedness, Nanak. O God, please save me! ||34||

ਬਾਲ ਜੁਆਨੀ ਅਰੁ ਬਿਰਧਿ ਫੁਨਿ ਤੀਨਿ ਅਵਸਥਾ ਜਾਨਿ ॥


baal ju-aanee ar biraDh fun teen avasthaa jaan.

Childhood, youth and old age – know these as the three stages of life.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਭਜਨ ਬਿਨੁ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਸਭ ਹੀ ਮਾਨੁ ॥੩੫॥


kaho naanak har bhajan bin birthaa sabh hee maan. ||35||

Says Nanak, without meditating on the Lord, everything is useless; you must appreciate this. ||35||

ਕਰਣੋ ਹੁਤੋ ਸੁ ਨਾ ਕੀਓ ਪਰਿਓ ਲੋਭ ਕੈ ਫੰਧ ॥


karno huto so naa kee-o pari-o lobh kai fanDh.

You have not done what you should have done; you are entangled in the web of greed.

ਨਾਨਕ ਸਮਿਓ ਰਮਿ ਗਇਓ ਅਬ ਕਿਉ ਰੋਵਤ ਅੰਧ ॥੩੬॥


naanak sami-o ram ga-i-o ab ki-o rovat anDh. ||36||

Nanak, your time is past and gone; why are you crying now, you blind fool? ||36||

ਮਨੁ ਮਾਇਆ ਮੈ ਰਮਿ ਰਹਿਓ ਨਿਕਸਤ ਨਾਹਿਨ ਮੀਤ ॥


man maa-i-aa mai ram rahi-o niksat naahin meet.

The mind is absorbed in Maya – it cannot escape it, my friend.

ਨਾਨਕ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਚਿਤ੍ਰ ਜਿਉ ਛਾਡਿਤ ਨਾਹਿਨ ਭੀਤਿ ॥੩੭॥


naanak moorat chitar ji-o chhaadit naahin bheet. ||37||

Nanak, it is like a picture painted on the wall – it cannot leave it. ||37||

ਨਰ ਚਾਹਤ ਕਛੁ ਅਉਰ ਅਉਰੈ ਕੀ ਅਉਰੈ ਭਈ ॥


nar chaahat kachh a-or a-urai kee a-urai bha-ee.

The man wishes for something, but something different happens.

ਚਿਤਵਤ ਰਹਿਓ ਠਗਉਰ ਨਾਨਕ ਫਾਸੀ ਗਲਿ ਪਰੀ ॥੩੮॥


chitvat rahi-o thaga-ur naanak faasee gal paree. ||38||

He plots to deceive others, O Nanak, but he places the noose around his own neck instead. ||38||

ਜਤਨ ਬਹੁਤ ਸੁਖ ਕੇ ਕੀਏ ਦੁਖ ਕੋ ਕੀਓ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥


jatan bahut sukh kay kee-ay dukh ko kee-o na ko-ay.

People make all sorts of efforts to find peace and pleasure, but no one tries to earn pain.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨਿ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਹਰਿ ਭਾਵੈ ਸੋ ਹੋਇ ॥੩੯॥


kaho naanak sun ray manaa har bhaavai so ho-ay. ||39||

Says Nanak, listen, mind: whatever pleases God comes to pass. ||39||

ਜਗਤੁ ਭਿਖਾਰੀ ਫਿਰਤੁ ਹੈ ਸਭ ਕੋ ਦਾਤਾ ਰਾਮੁ ॥


jagat bhikhaaree firat hai sabh ko daataa raam.

The world wanders around begging, but the Lord is the Giver of all.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਮਨ ਸਿਮਰੁ ਤਿਹ ਪੂਰਨ ਹੋਵਹਿ ਕਾਮ ॥੪੦॥


kaho naanak man simar tih pooran hoveh kaam. ||40||

Says Nanak, meditate in remembrance on Him, and all your works will be successful. ||40||

ਝੂਠੈ ਮਾਨੁ ਕਹਾ ਕਰੈ ਜਗੁ ਸੁਪਨੇ ਜਿਉ ਜਾਨੁ ॥


jhoothai maan kahaa karai jag supnay ji-o jaan.

Why do you take such false pride in yourself? You must know that the world is just a dream.

ਇਨ ਮੈ ਕਛੁ ਤੇਰੋ ਨਹੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਕਹਿਓ ਬਖਾਨਿ ॥੪੧॥


in mai kachh tayro nahee naanak kahi-o bakhaan. ||41||

None of this is yours; Nanak proclaims this truth. ||41||

ਗਰਬੁ ਕਰਤੁ ਹੈ ਦੇਹ ਕੋ ਬਿਨਸੈ ਛਿਨ ਮੈ ਮੀਤ ॥


garab karat hai dayh ko binsai chhin mai meet.

You are so proud of your body; it shall perish in an instant, my friend.

ਜਿਹਿ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਹਰਿ ਜਸੁ ਕਹਿਓ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਿਹਿ ਜਗੁ ਜੀਤਿ ॥੪੨॥


jihi paraanee har jas kahi-o naanak tihi jag jeet. ||42||

That mortal who chants the Praises of the Lord, O Nanak, conquers the world. ||42||

ਜਿਹ ਘਟਿ ਸਿਮਰਨੁ ਰਾਮ ਕੋ ਸੋ ਨਰੁ ਮੁਕਤਾ ਜਾਨੁ ॥


jih ghat simran raam ko so nar muktaa jaan.

That person, who meditates in remembrance on the Lord in his heart, is liberated – know this well.

ਤਿਹਿ ਨਰ ਹਰਿ ਅੰਤਰੁ ਨਹੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਾਚੀ ਮਾਨੁ ॥੪੩॥


tihi nar har antar nahee naanak saachee maan. ||43||

There is no difference between that person and the Lord: O Nanak, accept this as the Truth. ||43||

ਏਕ ਭਗਤਿ ਭਗਵਾਨ ਜਿਹ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਕੈ ਨਾਹਿ ਮਨਿ ॥


ayk bhagat bhagvaan jih paraanee kai naahi man.

That person, who does not feel devotion to God in his mind –

ਜੈਸੇ ਸੂਕਰ ਸੁਆਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਮਾਨੋ ਤਾਹਿ ਤਨੁ ॥੪੪॥


jaisay sookar su-aan naanak maano taahi tan. ||44||

O Nanak, know that his body is like that of a pig, or a dog. ||44||

ਸੁਆਮੀ ਕੋ ਗ੍ਰਿਹੁ ਜਿਉ ਸਦਾ ਸੁਆਨ ਤਜਤ ਨਹੀ ਨਿਤ ॥


su-aamee ko garihu ji-o sadaa su-aan tajat nahee nit.

A dog never abandons the home of his master.

ਨਾਨਕ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਹਰਿ ਭਜਉ ਇਕ ਮਨਿ ਹੁਇ ਇਕ ਚਿਤਿ ॥੪੫॥


naanak ih biDh har bhaja-o ik man hu-ay ik chit. ||45||

O Nanak, in just the same way, vibrate, and meditate on the Lord, single-mindedly, with one-pointed consciousness. ||45||

ਤੀਰਥ ਬਰਤ ਅਰੁ ਦਾਨ ਕਰਿ ਮਨ ਮੈ ਧਰੈ ਗੁਮਾਨੁ ॥


tirath barat ar daan kar man mai Dharai gumaan.

Those who make pilgrimages to sacred shrines, observe ritualistic fasts and make donations to charity while still taking pride in their minds –

ਨਾਨਕ ਨਿਹਫਲ ਜਾਤ ਤਿਹ ਜਿਉ ਕੁੰਚਰ ਇਸਨਾਨੁ ॥੪੬॥


naanak nihfal jaat tih ji-o kunchar isnaan. ||46||

O Nanak, their actions are useless, like the elephant, who takes a bath, and then rolls in the dust. ||46||

ਸਿਰੁ ਕੰਪਿਓ ਪਗ ਡਗਮਗੇ ਨੈਨ ਜੋਤਿ ਤੇ ਹੀਨ ॥


sir kampi-o pag dagmagay nain jot tay heen.

The head shakes, the feet stagger, and the eyes become dull and weak.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਭਈ ਤਊ ਨ ਹਰਿ ਰਸਿ ਲੀਨ ॥੪੭॥


kaho naanak ih biDh bha-ee ta-oo na har ras leen. ||47||

Says Nanak, this is your condition. And even now, you have not savored the sublime essence of the Lord. ||47||

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ਨਿਜ ਕਰਿ ਦੇਖਿਓ ਜਗਤੁ ਮੈ ਕੋ ਕਾਹੂ ਕੋ ਨਾਹਿ ॥


nij kar daykhi-o jagat mai ko kaahoo ko naahi.

I had looked upon the world as my own, but no one belongs to anyone else.

ਨਾਨਕ ਥਿਰੁ ਹਰਿ ਭਗਤਿ ਹੈ ਤਿਹ ਰਾਖੋ ਮਨ ਮਾਹਿ ॥੪੮॥


naanak thir har bhagat hai tih raakho man maahi. ||48||

O Nanak, only devotional worship of the Lord is permanent; enshrine this in your mind. ||48||

ਜਗ ਰਚਨਾ ਸਭ ਝੂਠ ਹੈ ਜਾਨਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਰੇ ਮੀਤ ॥


jag rachnaa sabh jhooth hai jaan layho ray meet.

The world and its affairs are totally false; know this well, my friend.

ਕਹਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਥਿਰੁ ਨਾ ਰਹੈ ਜਿਉ ਬਾਲੂ ਕੀ ਭੀਤਿ ॥੪੯॥


kahi naanak thir naa rahai ji-o baaloo kee bheet. ||49||

Says Nanak, it is like a wall of sand; it shall not endure. ||49||

ਰਾਮੁ ਗਇਓ ਰਾਵਨੁ ਗਇਓ ਜਾ ਕਉ ਬਹੁ ਪਰਵਾਰੁ ॥


raam ga-i-o raavan ga-i-o jaa ka-o baho parvaar.

Raam Chand passed away, as did Raawan, even though he had lots of relatives.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਥਿਰੁ ਕਛੁ ਨਹੀ ਸੁਪਨੇ ਜਿਉ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ॥੫੦॥


kaho naanak thir kachh nahee supnay ji-o sansaar. ||50||

Says Nanak, nothing lasts forever; the world is like a dream. ||50||

ਚਿੰਤਾ ਤਾ ਕੀ ਕੀਜੀਐ ਜੋ ਅਨਹੋਨੀ ਹੋਇ ॥


chintaa taa kee keejee-ai jo anhonee ho-ay.

People become anxious, when something unexpected happens.

ਇਹੁ ਮਾਰਗੁ ਸੰਸਾਰ ਕੋ ਨਾਨਕ ਥਿਰੁ ਨਹੀ ਕੋਇ ॥੫੧॥


ih maarag sansaar ko naanak thir nahee ko-ay. ||51||

This is the way of the world, O Nanak; nothing is stable or permanent. ||51||

ਜੋ ਉਪਜਿਓ ਸੋ ਬਿਨਸਿ ਹੈ ਪਰੋ ਆਜੁ ਕੈ ਕਾਲਿ ॥


jo upji-o so binas hai paro aaj kai kaal.

Whatever has been created shall be destroyed; everyone shall perish, today or tomorrow.

ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਇ ਲੇ ਛਾਡਿ ਸਗਲ ਜੰਜਾਲ ॥੫੨॥


naanak har gun gaa-ay lay chhaad sagal janjaal. ||52||

O Nanak, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and give up all other entanglements. ||52||

ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥




ਬਲੁ ਛੁਟਕਿਓ ਬੰਧਨ ਪਰੇ ਕਛੂ ਨ ਹੋਤ ਉਪਾਇ ॥


bal chhutki-o banDhan paray kachhoo na hot upaa-ay.

My strength is exhausted, and I am in bondage; I cannot do anything at all.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਅਬ ਓਟ ਹਰਿ ਗਜ ਜਿਉ ਹੋਹੁ ਸਹਾਇ ॥੫੩॥


kaho naanak ab ot har gaj ji-o hohu sahaa-ay. ||53||

Says Nanak, now, the Lord is my Support; He will help me, as He did the elephant. ||53||

ਬਲੁ ਹੋਆ ਬੰਧਨ ਛੁਟੇ ਸਭੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਹੋਤ ਉਪਾਇ ॥


bal ho-aa banDhan chhutay sabh kichh hot upaa-ay.

My strength has been restored, and my bonds have been broken; now, I can do everything.

ਨਾਨਕ ਸਭੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਤੁਮਰੈ ਹਾਥ ਮੈ ਤੁਮ ਹੀ ਹੋਤ ਸਹਾਇ ॥੫੪॥


naanak sabh kichh tumrai haath mai tum hee hot sahaa-ay. ||54||

Nanak: everything is in Your hands, Lord; You are my Helper and Support. ||54||

ਸੰਗ ਸਖਾ ਸਭਿ ਤਜਿ ਗਏ ਕੋਊ ਨ ਨਿਬਹਿਓ ਸਾਥਿ ॥


sang sakhaa sabh taj ga-ay ko-oo na nib-hi-o saath.

My associates and companions have all deserted me; no one remains with me.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਇਹ ਬਿਪਤਿ ਮੈ ਟੇਕ ਏਕ ਰਘੁਨਾਥ ॥੫੫॥


kaho naanak ih bipat mai tayk ayk raghunaath. ||55||

Says Nanak, in this tragedy, the Lord alone is my Support. ||55||

ਨਾਮੁ ਰਹਿਓ ਸਾਧੂ ਰਹਿਓ ਰਹਿਓ ਗੁਰੁ ਗੋਬਿੰਦੁ ॥


naam rahi-o saaDhoo rahi-o rahi-o gur gobind.

The Naam remains; the Holy Saints remain; the Guru, the Lord of the Universe, remains.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਇਹ ਜਗਤ ਮੈ ਕਿਨ ਜਪਿਓ ਗੁਰ ਮੰਤੁ ॥੫੬॥


kaho naanak ih jagat mai kin japi-o gur mant. ||56||

Says Nanak, how rare are those who chant the Guru’s Mantra in this world. ||56||

ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਉਰ ਮੈ ਗਹਿਓ ਜਾ ਕੈ ਸਮ ਨਹੀ ਕੋਇ ॥


raam naam ur mai gahi-o jaa kai sam nahee ko-ay.

I have enshrined the Lord’s Name within my heart; there is nothing equal to it.

ਜਿਹ ਸਿਮਰਤ ਸੰਕਟ ਮਿਟੈ ਦਰਸੁ ਤੁਹਾਰੋ ਹੋਇ ॥੫੭॥੧॥


jih simrat sankat mitai daras tuhaaro ho-ay. ||57||1||

Meditating in remembrance on it, my troubles are taken away; I have received the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. ||57||1||


All CREDITS TO OUR Respected :Kulbir S Thind, MDand Sant Singh Khalsa, MD.)

for compiling Holy Gurbani of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji




Regards and reverence from Team :


Dr.Sunil Chopra December 19, 2020 at 3:22 am

Mr.Ranjodh singh has paid a rich tribute to
Sh.Guru Tegh Bahadur ji using most beautiful and apt words.

K B Singh, ex DGM, PNB December 19, 2020 at 4:07 am

Nice track on life and sacrifice of Hind di Chadir Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji by Ranjodh Singh.

Ashwani Kumar Malhotra December 20, 2020 at 4:06 am

We bow our heads in memory of one of the most revered saints , Guru Tegh Bahadur ji


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