Friday, November 21st, 2014

Posted November 21, 2014 by hukam
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Meeting the Guru, I have found my Beloved Lord. I have made this body and mind a sacrifice, a sacrificial offering to the Lord. Dedicating my body and mind, I have crossed over the terrifying world-ocean, and shaken off the fear of death. Drinking in the Ambrosial Nectar, I have become immortal; my comings and goings have ceased. I have found that home of celestial Samaadhi; the Name of the Lord is my only Support. Says Nanak, I enjoy peace and pleasure; I bow in reverence to the Perfect Guru. || 1 ||
Listen, O my friend and companion – the Guru has given the Mantra of the Shabad, the True Word of God. Meditating on this True Shabad, I sing the songs of joy, and my mind is rid of anxiety. I have found that God, who never leaves; forever and ever, He sits with me. One who is pleasing to God receives true honor. The Lord God automatically blesses him with wealth. Says Nanak, I am a sacrifice to such a humble being. O Lord, You bless all with Your bountiful blessings. || 2 ||
When it pleases You, then I am satisfied and satiated. My mind is soothed and calmed, and all my thirst is quenched. My mind is soothed and calmed, the burning has ceased, and I have found all sorts of treasures. All the Sikhs and servants partake of them; I am a sacrifice to the True Guru. I have become fearless, imbued with the Love of my Lord and Master; I have shaken off the fear of death. Slave Nanak, Your humble servant, lovingly embraces Your meditation; O Lord, please be with me always. || 3 ||
My hopes and desires have been fulfilled, O my Lord. I am worthless, without virtue; all virtues are Yours, O Lord. All virtues are Yours, O my Lord and Master; with what mouth should I praise You? You did not consider my merits and demerits; you forgave me in an instant. I have obtained the nine treasures, congratulations are pouring in, and the unstruck melody resounds. Says Nanak, I have found my Husband Lord within my own home, and all my anxiety is forgotten. || 4 || 1 ||

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Posted November 19, 2014 by hukam
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My mind worships and adores the Lord’s Name, through the Guru, and the Word of the Guru’s Shabad. All the desires of my mind and body have been fulfilled; all fear of death has been dispelled. || 1 ||

O my mind, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord’s Name. And when the Guru is pleased and satisfied, the mind is instructed; it then joyfully drinks in the subtle essence of the Lord. || 1 ||

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The Sat Sangat, the True Congregation of the True Guru, is sublime and exalted. They sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord God. Bless me with Your Mercy, Lord, and unite me with the Sat Sangat; I wash the feet of Your humble servants. || 2 ||

The Lord’s Name is all. The Lord’s Name is the essence of the Guru’s Teachings, the juice, the sweetness of it. I have found the Ambrosial Nectar, the Divine Water of the Lord’s Name, and all my thirst for it is quenched. || 3 ||

The Guru, the True Guru, is my social status and honor; I have sold my head to the Guru. Servant Nanak is called the chaylaa, the disciple of the Guru; O Guru, save the honor of Your servant. || 4 || 1 ||

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Tuesday, November 18 2014

Posted November 18, 2014 by hukam
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If someone is very fortunate, and is blessed with great high destiny, then he meditates on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. Chanting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, he finds peace, and merges in the Naam. || 1 || O mortal, as Gurmukh, worship the Lord in devotion forever. Your heart shall be illumined; through the Guru’s Teachings, lovingly attune yourself to the Lord. You shall merge in the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 1 || Pause || The Great Giver is filled with diamonds, emeralds, rubies and pearls; one who has good fortune and great destiny inscribed upon his forehead, digs them out, by following the Guru’s Teachings. || 2 || The Lord’s Name is the jewel, the emerald, the ruby; digging it out, the Guru has placed it in your palm. The unfortunate, self-willed manmukh does not obtain it; this priceless jewel remains hidden behind a curtain of straw. || 3 || If such pre-ordained destiny is written upon one’s forehead, then the True Guru enjoins him to serve Him. O Nanak, then he obtains the jewel, the gem; blessed, blessed is that one who follows the Guru’s Teachings, and finds the Lord. || 4 || 1 || RAAMKALEE, FOURTH MEHL: Meeting with the humble servants of the Lord, I am in ecstasy; they preach the sublime sermon of the Lord.

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Friday, November 14th, 2014

Posted November 14, 2014 by hukam
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I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. I am awake, night and day, in the Lord’s Love. Awake to the Lord’s Love, my sins have left me. I meet with the Beloved Saints. Attached to the Guru’s Feet, my doubts are dispelled, and all my affairs are resolved. Listening to the Word of the Guru’s Bani with my ears, I know celestial peace. By great good fortune, I meditate on the Lord’s Name. Prays Nanak, I have entered my Lord and Master’s Sanctuary. I dedicate my body and soul to God. || 1 ||
The unstruck melody of the Shabad, the Word of God is so very beautiful. True joy comes from singing the Lord’s Praises. Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har, pain is dispelled, and my mind is filled with tremendous joy.

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Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

Posted November 13, 2014 by hukam
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O red-robed woman, discard your red dress, and then, you shall come to love your Husband Lord. By wearing her red dress, no one has found her Husband Lord; the self-willed manmukh is burnt to death. Meeting the True Guru, she discards her red dress, and eradicates egotism from within. Her mind and body are imbued with the deep red color of His Love, and her tongue is imbued, singing His Praises and excellences. She becomes His soul-bride forever, with the Word of the Shabad in her mind; she makes the Fear of God and the Love of God her ornaments and decorations. O Nanak, by His Merciful Grace, she obtains the Mansion of the Lord’s Presence, and keeps Him enshrined in her heart. || 1 ||

THIRD MEHL: O bride, forsake your red dress, and decorate yourself with the crimson color of His Love. Your comings and goings shall be forgotten, contemplating the Word of the Guru’s Shabad. The soul-bride is adorned and beautiful; the Celestial Lord, her Husband, abides in her home. O Nanak, the bride ravishes and enjoys Him; and He, the Ravisher, ravishes and enjoys her. || 2 ||

PAUREE: The foolish, self-willed manmukh is engrossed in false attachment to family. Practicing egotism and self-conceit, he dies and departs, taking nothing along with him. He does not understand that the Messenger of Death is hovering over his head; he is deluded by duality. This opportunity will not come into his hands again; the Messenger of Death will seize him. He acts according to his pre-ordained destiny. || 5 ||

SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: Do not call them ‘satee’, who burn themselves along with their husbands’ corpses. O Nanak, they alone are known as ‘satee’, who die from the shock of separation.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Posted November 11, 2014 by hukam
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The Lord’s Feet are the boat to cross over the terrifying world-ocean. Meditating in remembrance on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, he does not die again. Chanting the Glorious Praises of the Lord, he does not have to walk on the Path of Death. Contemplating the Supreme Lord, the five demons are conquered. || 1 || I have entered Your Sanctuary, O Perfect Lord and Master. Please give Your hand to Your creatures.
|| 1 || Pause || The Simritees, Shaastras, Vedas and Puraanas expound upon the Supreme Lord God. The Yogis, celibates, Vaishnavs and followers of Ram Das cannot find the limits of the Eternal Lord God. || 2 || Shiva and the gods lament and moan, but they do not understand even a tiny bit of the unseen and unknown Lord. One whom the Lord Himself blesses with loving devotional worship, is very rare in this world. || 3 || I am worthless, with absolutely no virtue at all; all treasures are in Your Glance of Grace. Nanak, the meek, desires only to serve You. Please be merciful, and grant him this blessing, O Divine Guru.
|| 4 || 15 || 17 || GOND, FIFTH MEHL: One who is cursed by the Saints, is thrown down on the ground. The slanderer of the Saints is thrown down from the skies. I hold the Saints close to my soul. The Saints are saved instantaneously. || 1 || He alone is a Saint, who is pleasing to the Lord. The Saints, and God, have only one job to do.
|| 1 || Pause || God gives His hand to shelter the Saints. He dwells with His Saints, day and night. With each and every breath, He cherishes His Saints. He takes the power away from the enemies of the Saints. || 2 || Let no one slander the Saints. Whoever slanders them, will be destroyed. One who is protected by the Creator Lord, cannot be harmed, no matter how much the whole world may try. || 3 || I place my faith in my God. My soul and body all belong to Him. This is the faith which inspires Nanak: the self-willed manmukhs will fail, while the Gurmukhs will always win.
|| 4 || 16 || 18 || GOND, FIFTH MEHL: The Name of the Immaculate Lord is the Ambrosial Water. Chanting it with the tongue, sins are washed away.

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monday november 10, 2014

Posted November 10, 2014 by hukam
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I offer my prayer to my True Guru. The Destroyer of distress has become kind and merciful, and all my anxiety is over. || Pause ||
I am a sinner, hypocritical and greedy, but still, He puts up with all of my merits and demerits. Placing His hand on my forehead, He has exalted me. The wicked ones who wanted to destroy me have been killed. || 1 ||
He is generous and benevolent, the beautifier of all, the embodiment of peace; the Blessed Vision of His Darshan is so fruitful! Says Nanak, He is the Giver to the unworthy; I enshrine His Lotus Feet within my heart. || 2 || 24 ||

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