Saturday, August 30, 2014

Posted August 30, 2014 by hukam
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They dig deep foundations, and build lofty palaces. Can anyone live longer than Markanda, who passed his days with only a handful of straw upon his head? || 1 ||

The Creator Lord is our only friend. O man, why are you so proud? This body is only temporary – it shall pass away. || 1 || Pause || Previous Page

The Kaurvas, who had brothers like Duryodhan, used to proclaim, “This is ours! This is ours!” Their royal procession extended over sixty miles, and yet their bodies were eaten by vultures. || 2 ||

Sri Lanka was totally rich with gold; was anyone greater than its ruler Raavan? What happened to the elephants, tethered at his gate? In an instant, it all belonged to someone else. || 3 ||

The Yaadvas deceived Durbaasaa, and received their rewards. The Lord has shown mercy to His humble servant, and now Naam Dayv sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 4 || 1 ||

I have brought the ten sensory organs under my control, and erased every trace of the five thieves. I have filled the seventy-two thousand nerve channels with Ambrosial Nectar, and drained out the poison. || 1 ||

I shall not come into the world again. I chant the Ambrosial Bani of the Word from the depths of my heart, and I have instructed my soul. || 1 || Pause ||

I fell at the Guru’s feet and begged of Him; with the mighty axe, I have chopped off emotional attachment. Turning away from the world, I have become the servant of the Saints; I fear no one except the Lord’s devotees. || 2 ||

I shall be released from this world, when I stop clinging to Maya. Maya is the name of the power which causes us to be born; renouncing it, we obtain the Blessed Vision of the Lord’s Darshan. || 3 ||

That humble being, who performs devotional worship in this way, is rid of all fear. Says Naam Dayv, why are you wandering around out there? This is the way to find the Lord. || 4 || 2 ||

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Posted August 28, 2014 by hukam
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O Destroyer of fear, Remover of suffering, Lord and Master, Lover of Your devotees, Formless Lord. Millions of sins are eradicated in an instant when, as Gurmukh, one contemplates the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 1 ||

My mind is attached to my Beloved Lord. God, Merciful to the meek, granted His Grace, and placed the five enemies under my control. || 1 ||

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Your place is so beautiful; Your form is so beautiful; Your devotees look so beautiful in Your Court. O Lord and Master, Giver of all beings, please, grant Your Grace, and save me. || 2 ||

Your color is not known, and Your form is not seen; who can contemplate Your Almighty Creative Power? You are contained in the water, the land and the sky, everywhere, O Lord of unfathomable form, Holder of the mountain. || 3 ||

All beings sing Your Praises; You are the imperishable Primal Being, the Destroyer of ego. As it pleases You, please protect and preserve me; servant Nanak seeks Sanctuary at Your Door. || 4 || 1 ||

DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: The fish out of water loses its life; it is deeply in love with the water. The bumble bee, totally in love with the lotus flower, is lost in it; it cannot find the way to escape from it. || 1 ||

Now, my mind has nurtured love for the One Lord. He does not die, and is not born; He is always with me.

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Wednesday, August 27th

Posted August 27, 2014 by hukam
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He does not consider the karma of my actions, or my Dharma, my spiritual practice. Taking me by the arm, He saves me and carries me across the terrifying world-ocean. || 2 ||

God has rid me of my filth, and made me stainless and pure. I have sought the Sanctuary of the Perfect Guru. || 3 ||

He Himself does, and causes everything to be done. By His Grace, O Nanak, He saves us. || 4 || 4 || 17 ||



Behold the flowers flowering, and the blossoms blossoming forth! Renounce and abandon your egotism. Grasp hold of His Lotus Feet. Meet with God, O blessed one. O my mind, remain conscious of the Lord. || Pause ||

The tender young plants smell so good, while others remain like dry wood. The season of spring has come; it blossoms forth luxuriantly. || 1 ||

Now, the Dark Age of Kali Yuga has come. Plant the Naam, the Name of the One Lord. It is not the season to plant other seeds. Do not wander lost in doubt and delusion. One who has such destiny written on his forehead, shall meet with the Guru and find the Lord. O mortal, this is the season of the Naam. Nanak utters the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har, Har, Har. || 2 || 18 ||

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Posted August 26, 2014 by hukam
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The perfect Lord has fashioned the Perfect Creation. Behold the Lord Lord pervading everywhere. In this play of the world, is the glorious greatness of the True Name. No one should take pride in himself. || 1 ||

One who accepts the wisdom of the True Guru’s Teachings, is absorbed into the True Guru. The Lord’s Name abides deep within the nucleus of one who realizes the Bani of the Guru’s Word within his soul. || 1 || Pause ||

Now, this is the essence of the teachings of the four ages: for the human race, the Name of the One Lord is the greatest treasure. Celibacy, self-discipline and pilgrimages were the essence of Dharma in those past ages; but in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Praise of the Lord’s Name is the essence of Dharma. || 2 ||

Each and every age has its own essence of Dharma; study the Vedas and the Puraanas, and see this as true. They are Gurmukh, who meditate on the Lord, Har, Har; in this world, they are perfect and approved.

Says Nanak, loving the True Lord, the mind’s egotism and self-conceit is eradicated. Those who speak and listen to the Lord’s Name, all find peace. Those who believe in it, obtain the supreme treasure. || 4 || 4 ||

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Posted August 19, 2014 by hukam
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This body fabric is conditioned by Maya, O beloved; this cloth is dyed in greed. My Husband Lord is not pleased by these clothes, O Beloved; how can the soul-bride go to His bed? || 1 ||

I am a sacrifice, O Dear Merciful Lord; I am a sacrifice to You. I am a sacrifice to those who take to Your Name. Unto those who take to Your Name, I am forever a sacrifice. || 1 || Pause ||

If the body becomes the dyer’s vat, O Beloved, and the Name is placed within it as the dye, and if the Dyer who dyes this cloth is the Lord Master – O, such a color has never been seen before! || 2 ||

Those whose shawls are so dyed, O Beloved, their Husband Lord is always with them. Bless me with the dust of those humble beings, O Dear Lord. Says Nanak, this is my prayer. || 3 ||

He Himself creates, and He Himself imbues us. He Himself bestows His Glance of Grace. O Nanak, if the soul-bride becomes pleasing to her Husband Lord, He Himself enjoys her. || 4 || 1 || 3 ||

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Posted August 16, 2014 by hukam
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The Supreme Lord God has established that home, in which He comes to mind. I found the Guru, the ocean of peace, and all my doubts were dispelled. || 1 ||

This is the glorious greatness of the Naam. Twenty-four hours a day, I sing His Glorious Praises. I obtained this from the Perfect Guru. || Pause ||

God’s sermon is inexpressible. His humble servants speak words of Ambrosial Nectar. Slave Nanak has spoken. Through the Perfect Guru, it is known. || 2 || 2 || 66 ||

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Posted August 14, 2014 by hukam
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We are saved by following those, O Beloved, who seek the Sanctuary of the True Lord. || 2 ||

He thinks that his food is so sweet, O Beloved, but it makes his body ill. It turns out to be bitter, O Beloved, and it produces only sadness. The Lord leads him astray in the enjoyment of pleasures, O Beloved, and so his sense of separation does not depart. Those who meet the Guru are saved, O Beloved; this is their pre-ordained destiny. || 3 ||

He is filled with longing for Maya, O Beloved, and so the Lord does not ever come into his mind. Those who forget You, O Supreme Lord Master, their bodies turn to dust. They cry out and scream horribly, O Beloved, but their torment does not end. Those who meet the Guru, and reform themselves, O Beloved, their capital remains intact. || 4 ||

As far as possible, do not associate with the faithless cynics, O Beloved. Meeting with them, the Lord is forgotten, O Beloved, and you rise and depart with a blackened face. The self-willed manmukh finds no rest or shelter, O Beloved; in the Court of the Lord, they are punished. Those who meet with the Guru, and reform themselves, O Beloved, their affairs are resolved. || 5 ||

One may have thousands of clever tricks and techniques of austere self-discipline, O Beloved, but not even one of them will go with him. Those who turn their backs on the Lord of the Universe, O Beloved, their families are stained with disgrace. He does not know that thing which is, O Beloved; falsehood will not help him. Those who meet with the True Guru, O Beloved, dwell upon the True Name. || 6 ||

When the Lord casts His Glance of Grace, O Beloved, one is blessed with Truth, contentment, wisdom and meditation. Night and day, he sings the Kirtan of the Lord’s Praises, O Beloved, totally filled with Ambrosial Nectar. He crosses over the sea of pain, O Beloved, and swims across the terrifying world-ocean. One who is pleasing to His Will, He unites with Himself, O Beloved; he is forever true. || 7 ||

The all-powerful Divine Lord is compassionate, O Beloved; He is the Support of His devotees. I seek His Sanctuary, O Beloved; He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. He has adorned me in this world and the next, O Beloved; He has placed the Emblem of Truth upon my forehead. I shall never forget that God, O Beloved; Nanak is forever a sacrifice to Him. || 8 || 2 ||

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