Friday, October 24, 2014

Posted October 24, 2014 by hukam
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Practicing great hypocrisy, he acquires the wealth of others. Returning home, he squanders it on his wife and children. || 1 ||
O my mind, do not practice deception, even inadvertently. In the end, your own soul shall have to answer for its account. || 1 ||
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Moment by moment, the body is wearing away, and old age is asserting itself. And then, when you are old, no one shall pour water into your cup. || 2 ||
Says Kabeer, no one belongs to you. Why not chant the Lord’s Name in your heart, when you are still young? || 3 || 9 ||
O Saints, my windy mind has now become peaceful and still. It seems that I have learned something of the science of Yoga.
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The Guru has shown me the hole, through which the deer carefully enters. I have now closed off the doors, and the unstruck celestial sound current resounds. || 1 ||
The pitcher of my heart-lotus is filled with water; I have spilled out the water, and set it upright. Says Kabeer, the Lord’s humble servant, this I know. Now that I know this, my mind is pleased and appeased. || 2 || 10 ||

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Tuesday, October 20 2014

Posted October 21, 2014 by hukam
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O Merciful to the meek, O Dear Lord King, You have engaged millions of people in Your Service. You are the Lover of Your devotees; this is Your Nature. You are totally pervading all places. || 1 ||
How can I behold my Beloved? What is that way of life? Become the slave of the Saints, and serve at their feet. I dedicate this soul; I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to them. Bowing low, I fall at the Feet of the Lord.|| 2 ||
The Pandits, the religious scholars, study the books of the Vedas. Some become renunciates, and bathe at sacred shrines of pilgrimage. Some sing tunes and melodies and songs. But I meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Fearless Lord. || 3 ||
My Lord and Master has become merciful to me.
I was a sinner, and I have been sanctified, taking to the Guru’s Feet. Dispelling my doubts and fears, the Guru has rid me of hatred. The Guru has fulfilled the desires of my mind. || 4 ||
One who has obtained the Name is wealthy. One who meditates on God is glorified. Sublime are all the actions of those who join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. Servant Nanak is intuitively absorbed into the Lord.|| 5 || 1 || 166 ||
GAUREE, FIFTH MEHL, MAAJH: Come to me, O my Beloved Lord. Night and day, with each and every breath, I think of You. O Saints, give Him this message; I fall at Your Feet. Without You, how can I be saved? || 1 ||
In Your Company, I am in ecstasy. In the forest, the fields and the three worlds, there is peace and supreme bliss. My bed is beautiful, and my mind blossoms forth in ecstasy. Beholding the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan, I have found this peace. || 2 ||
I wash Your Feet, and constantly serve You. O Divine Lord, I worship and adore You; I bow down before You. I am the slave of Your slaves; I chant Your Name. I offer this prayer to my Lord and Master. || 3 ||
My desires are fulfilled, and my mind and body are rejuvenated. Beholding the Blessed Vision of the Lord’s Darshan, all my pains have been taken away. Chanting and meditating on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, I have been saved. Nanak endures this unendurable celestial bliss. || 4 || 2 || 167 ||
GAUREE MAAJH, FIFTH MEHL: Listen, listen, O my friend and companion, O Beloved of my mind: my mind and body are Yours. This life is a sacrifice to You as well. May I never forget God, the Support of the breath of life. I have come to Your Eternal Sanctuary. || 1 ||
Meeting Him, my mind is revived, O Siblings of Destiny. By Guru’s Grace, I have found the Lord, Har, Har. All things belong to God; all places belong to God. I am forever a sacrifice to God. || 2 ||
Very fortunate are those who meditate on this treasure. They enshrine love for the Naam, the Name of the One Immaculate Lord. Finding the Perfect Guru, all suffering is dispelled. Twenty-four hours a day, I sing the Glories of God. || 3 ||
Your Name is the treasure of jewels, Lord. You are the True Banker; Your devotee is the trader. True is the trade of those who have the wealth of the Lord’s assets. Servant Nanak is forever a sacrifice. || 4 || 3 || 168 ||

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Thursday, Oct 16 ,2014

Posted October 16, 2014 by hukam
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Sunday: He, the Lord, is the Primal Being. He Himself is the Pervading Lord; there is no other at all. Through and through, He is woven into the fabric of the world. Whatever the Creator Himself does, that alone happens. Imbued with the Naam, the Name of the Lord, one is forever in peace. But how rare is the one, who, as Gurmukh, understands this. || 1 ||

Within my heart, I chant the Chant of the Lord, the treasure of virtue. The Lord, my Lord and Master, is inaccessible, unfathomable and unlimited. Grasping the feet of the Lord’s humble servants, I meditate on Him, and become the slave of His slaves. || 1 ||

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Monday: The True Lord is permeating and pervading. His value cannot be described. Talking and speaking about Him, all keep themselves lovingly focused on Him. Devotion falls into the laps of those whom He so blesses. He is inaccessible and unfathomable; He cannot be seen. Through the Word of the Guru’s Shabad, the Lord is seen to be permeating and pervading everywhere. || 2 ||

Tuesday: The Lord created love and attachment to Maya. He Himself has enjoined each and every being to their tasks. He alone understands, whom the Lord causes to understand. Through the Word of the Guru’s Shabad, one understands his heart and home. He worships the Lord in loving devotion. His egotism and self-conceit are burnt away by the Shabad. || 3 ||

Wednesday: He Himself bestows sublime understanding. The Gurmukh does good deeds, and contemplates the Word of the Shabad. Imbued with the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the mind become pure and immaculate. He sings the Glorious Glorious Praises of the Lord, and washes off the filth of egotism. In the Court of the True Lord, he obtains lasting glory. Imbued with the Naam, he is embellished with the Word of the Guru’s Shabad. || 4 ||

The profit of the Naam is obtained through the Door of the Guru. The Great Giver Himself gives it. I am a sacrifice to the One who gives it. By Guru’s Grace, self-conceit is eradicated. O Nanak, enshrine the Naam within your heart. I celebrate the victory of the Lord, the Great Giver. || 5 ||

Thursday: The fifty-two warriors were deluded by doubt. All the goblins and demons are attached to duality. God Himself created them, and sees each one distinct. O Creator Lord, You are the Support of all. The beings and creatures are under Your protection. He alone meets You, whom You Yourself meet. || 6 ||

Friday: God is permeating and pervading everywhere. He Himself created all, and appraises the value of all. One who become Gurmukh, contemplates the Lord. He practices truth and self-restraint. Without genuine understanding, all fasts, religious rituals and daily worship services lead only to the love of duality. || 7 ||

Saturday: Contemplating good omens and the Shaastras, in egotism and self-conceit, the world wanders in delusion. The blind, self-willed manmukh in engrossed in the love of duality. Bound and gagged at death’s door, he is beaten and punished. By Guru’s Grace, one finds lasting peace. He practices Truth, and lovingly focuses on the Truth. || 8 ||

Those who serve the True Guru are very fortunate. Conquering their ego, they embrace love for the True Lord. They are automatically imbued with Your Love, O Lord.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Posted October 14, 2014 by hukam
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When I am pleasing to Him, then I sing His Praises. Singing His Praises, I receive the fruits of my rewards. The rewards of singing His Praises are obtained when He Himself gives them. || 1 || O my mind, through the Word of the Guru’s Shabad, the treasure is obtained; this is why I remain immersed in the True Name. || Pause ||
When I awoke within myself to the Guru’s Teachings, then I renounced my fickle intellect. When the Light of the Guru’s Teachings dawned, and then all darkness was dispelled.
|| 2 || When the mind is attached to the Guru’s Feet, then the Path of Death recedes. Through the Fear of God, one attains the Fearless Lord; then, one enters the home of celestial bliss.
|| 3 || Prays Nanak, how rare are those who reflect and understand, the most sublime action in this world. The noblest deed is to sing the Lord’s Praises, and so meet the Lord Himself. || 4 || 1 || 12 ||

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October 13, 2014

Posted October 13, 2014 by hukam
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O my mind, serve the Lord, and receive the fruits of your rewards. Receive the dust of the Guru’s feet. All poverty will be eliminated, and your pains will disappear. The Lord shall bless you with His Glance of Grace, and you shall be enraptured. || 1 || Pause ||
The Lord Himself embellishes His household. The Lord’s Mansion of Love is studded with countless jewels, the jewels of the Beloved Lord. The Lord Himself has granted His Grace, and He has come into my home.The Guru is my advocate before the Lord. Gazing upon the Lord, I have become blissful, blissful, blissful. || 1 || From the Guru, I received news of the Lord’s arrival. My mind and body became ecstatic and blissful, hearing of the arrival of the Lord, my Beloved Love, my Lord. Servant Nanak has met with the Lord, Har, Har; he is intoxicated, enraptured, enraptured.
|| 2 || 1 || 7 || NAT, FOURTH MEHL: O mind, join the Society of the Saints, and become noble and exalted. Listen to the Unspoken Speech of the peace-giving Lord. All sinful residues and mistakes will be washed away. Meet with the Lord, according to your pre-ordained destiny. || 1 || Pause ||
In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Kirtan of the Lord’s Praise is lofty and exalted. Following the Guru’s Teachings, the intellect dwells on the sermon of the Lord. I am a sacrifice to that person who listens and believes. || 1 || One who tastes the sublime essence of the Unspoken Speech of the Lord – all his hunger is satisfied. Servant Nanak listens to the sermon of the Lord, and is satisfied; chanting the Lord’s Name, Har, Har, Har, he has become like the Lord.
|| 2 || 2 || 8 || NAT, FOURTH MEHL: If only someone would come and tell me the Lord’s sermon. I would be a sacrifice, a sacrifice, a sacrifice to him. That humble servant of the Lord is the best of the best.

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Tuesday, September 30

Posted September 30, 2014 by hukam
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The deer, the fish, the bumble bee, the moth and the elephant are destroyed, each for a single defect. So the one who is filled with the five incurable vices – what hope is there for him? || 1 ||
O Lord, he is in love with ignorance. His lamp of clear wisdom has grown dim. || 1 || Pause ||
The creeping creatures live thoughtless lives, and cannot discriminate between good and evil. It is so difficult to obtain this human incarnation, and yet, they keep company with the low. || 2 ||
Wherever the beings and creatures are, they are born according to the karma of their past actions. The noose of death is unforgiving, and it shall catch them; it cannot be warded off. || 3 ||
O servant Ravi Daas, dispel your sorrow and doubt, and know that Guru-given spiritual wisdom is the penance of penances. O Lord, Destroyer of the fears of Your humble devotees, make me supremely blissful in the end.
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AASAA: Your Saints are Your body, and their company is Your breath of life. By the True Guru-given spiritual wisdom, I know the Saints as the gods of gods.
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O Lord, God of gods, grant me the Society of the Saints, the sublime essence of the Saints’ conversation, and the Love of the Saints. || 1 || Pause ||
The Character of the Saints, the lifestyle of the Saints, and the service of the servant of the Saints. || 2 || I ask for these, and for one thing more – devotional worship, which shall fulfill my desires. Do not show me the wicked sinners. || 3 ||
Says Ravi Daas, he alone is wise, who knows this: there is no difference between the Saints and the Infinite Lord. || 4 || 2 ||
AASAA: You are sandalwood, and I am the poor castor oil plant, dwelling close to you. From a lowly tree, I have become exalted; Your fragrance, Your exquisite fragrance now permeates me. || 1 ||
O Lord, I seek the Sanctuary of the company of Your Saints; I am worthless, and You are so benevolent.
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You are the white and yellow threads of silk, and I am like a poor worm. O Lord, I seek to live in the Company of the Saints, like the bee with its honey.|| 2 ||
My social status is low, my ancestry is low, and my birth is low as well. I have not performed the service of the Lord, the Lord, says Ravi Daas the cobbler. || 3 || 3 ||
AASAA: What would it matter, if my body were cut into pieces? If I were to lose Your Love, Lord, then Your humble servant would be afraid. || 1 ||
Your lotus feet are the home of my mind. Drinking in Your Nectar, I have obtained the wealth of the Lord.
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Monday, September 29th

Posted September 29, 2014 by hukam
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One whose heart is filled with the Hymns of the True Guru, obtains the Pure Lord. He is not under the power of the Messenger of Death, nor does he owe Death anything. || 1 || Pause ||

He chants the Glorious Praises of the Lord with his tongue, and abides with God; he does whatever pleases the Lord. Without the Lord’s Name, life passes in vain in the world, and every moment is useless. || 2 ||

The false have no place of rest, either inside or outside; the slanderer does not find salvation. Even if one is resentful, God does not withhold His blessings; day by day, they increase. || 3 ||

No one can take away the Guru’s gifts; my Lordand Master Himself has given them. The black-faced slanderers, with slander in their mouths, do not appreciate the Guru’s gifts. || 4 ||

God forgives and blends with Himself those who take to His Sanctuary; He does not delay for an instant. He is the source of bliss, the Greatest Lord; through the True Guru, we are united in His Union. || 5 ||

Through His Kindness, the Kind Lord pervades us; through Guru’s Teachings, our wanderings cease. Touching the philosopher’s stone, metal is transformed into gold. Such is the glorious greatness of the Society of the Saints. || 6 ||

The Lord is the immaculate water; the mind is the bather, and the True Guru is the bath attendant, O Siblings of Destiny. That humble being who joins the Sat Sangat shall not be consigned to reincarnation again; his light merges into the Light. || 7 ||

You are the Great Primal Lord, the infinite tree of life; I am a bird perched on Your branches. Grant to Nanak the Immaculate Naam; throughout the ages, he sings the Praises of the Shabad. || 8 || 4 ||

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