Saturday September 24, 2016

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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 ||Sat

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Posted September 23, 2016 by hukam
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How can anyone be deceived, who has Your Support, O Lord? || Pause || Without meditating in remembrance on the Lord, life is like a burning fire, even if one lives long, like a snake. One may rule over the nine regions of the earth, but in the end, he shall have to depart, losing the game of life. || 1 || He alone sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, the treasure of virtue, upon whom the Lord showers His Grace. He is at peace, and his birth is blessed; Nanak is a sacrifice to him. || 2 || 2 ||

TODEE, FIFTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE, CHAU-PADAS:ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU: The mind wanders, wandering in the ten directions. It is intoxicated by Maya, enticed by the taste of greed. God Himself has deluded it. || Pause || He does not focus his mind, even for a moment, on the Lord’s sermon, or the Lord’s Praises, or the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. He is excited, gazing on the transitory color of the safflower, and looking at other men’s wives. || 1 || He does not love the Lord’s lotus feet, and he does not please the True Lord. He runs around chasing the fleeting objects of the world, in all directions, like the ox around the oil press. || 2 || He does not practice the Naam, the Name of the Lord; nor does he practice charity or inner cleansing. He does not sing the Kirtan of the Lord’s Praises, even for an instant. Clinging to his many falsehoods, he does not please his own mind, and he does not understand his own self. || 3 || He never does good deeds for others; he does not serve or meditate on the True Guru. He is entangled in the company and the advice of the five demons, intoxicated by the wine of Maya. || 4 || I offer my prayer in the Saadh Sangat; hearing that the Lord is the Lover of His devotees, I have come. Nanak runs after the Lord, and pleads, “Protect my honor, Lord, and make me Your own.” || 5 || 1 || 3 || TODEE, FIFTH MEHL: Without understanding, his coming into the world is useless. He puts on various ornaments and many decorations, but it is like dressing a corpse. || Pause || With great effort and exertion, the miser works to gather in the riches of Maya. He does not give anything in charity or generosity, and he does not serve the Saints; his wealth does not do him any good at all. || 1 || The soul-bride puts on her ornaments, embellishes her bed, and fashions decorations. But if she does not obtain the company of her Husband Lord, the sight of these decorations only brings her pain. || 2 || The man works all day long, threshing the husks with the pestle. He is depressed, like a forced laborer, and so he is of no use to his own home. || 3 || But when God shows His Mercy and Grace, He implants the Naam, the Name of the Lord, within the heart. Search the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, O Nanak, and find the sublime essence of the Lord. || 4 || 2 || 4 || TODEE, FIFTH MEHL: O Lord, ocean of mercy, please abide forever in my heart. Please awaken such understanding within me, that I may be in love with You, God. || Pause || Please, bless me with the dust of the feet of Your slaves; I touch it to my forehead. 

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Posted September 22, 2016 by hukam
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BIHAAGRAA, FIFTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE:
ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:

O peaceful night, grow longer – I have enshrined love for my Beloved. O painful sleep, grow shorter, so that I may constantly touch His Feet. I long for the dust of His Feet, and always beg for His Name; for His Love, I have renounced the world. I am imbued with the Love of my Beloved, intuitively intoxicated with it; I have forsaken my terrible evil-mindedness. He has taken me by the arm; I am drenched in His Love. I have met my Beloved on the Path of Truth. Prays Nanak, please shower me with Your Mercy, that I may remain attached to Your Feet. || 1 ||

O my friends and companions, let us remain attached to the Feet of God. My mind is filled with a great love for my Beloved; I beg for the Lord’s devotional worship. The Lord’s devotional worship is obtained by meditating on God. Let us go and meet the humble servants of the Lord. Renounce pride, emotional attachment and corruption, and dedicate this body, wealth and mind to Him. The Lord God is great, perfect, glorious, absolutely perfect; meeting the Lord, Har, Har, the wall of doubt is torn down. Prays Nanak, hear these teachings, O friends – chant the Lord’s Name constantly, continually, over and over again. || 2 ||

The Lord’s bride is a happy wife; she enjoys all pleasures. She does not sit around like a widow, because the Lord God lives forever. She does not suffer pain – she meditates on God. She is blessed, and very fortunate. She sleeps in peaceful ease, her sins are eradicated, and she wakes to the joy and love of the Naam. She remains absorbed in her Beloved – the Lord’s Name is her ornament. The Words of her Beloved are sweet and pleasing to her. Prays Nanak, I have obtained my mind’s desires; I have met my eternal Husband Lord. || 3 ||

The songs of bliss resound, and millions of pleasures are found in that house; the mind and body are permeated by God, the Lord of supreme bliss. My Husband Lord is infinite and merciful; He is the Supreme Lord, the Lord of the Universe, the Saving Grace of sinners. God, the Giver of mercy, the Lord, the Destroyer of pride, carries us across the terrifying world-ocean of poison. The Lord lovingly embraces whoever comes to His Sanctuary – this is the way of the Lord and Master. Prays Nanak, I have met my Husband Lord, who plays with me forever. || 4 || 1 || 4 ||

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Posted September 15, 2016 by hukam
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RAAMKALEE, FOURTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE:
ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:
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 ||

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Saturday Sept 10, 2016

Posted September 10, 2016 by hukam
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Page 641We 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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Friday, September 9 2016

Posted September 9, 2016 by hukam
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SORAT’H, FOURTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE:ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:

My Beloved Lord Himself pervades and permeates all; He Himself is, all by Himself. My Beloved Himself is the trader in this world; He Himself is the true banker. My Beloved Himself is the trade and the trader; He Himself is the true credit.

|| 1 || O mind, meditate on the Lord, Har, Har, and praise His Name. By Guru’s Grace, the Beloved, Ambrosial, unapproachable and unfathomable Lord is obtained.

|| Pause || The Beloved Himself sees and hears everything; He Himself speaks through the mouths of all beings. The Beloved Himself leads us into the wilderness, and He Himself shows us the Way. The Beloved Himself is Himself all-in-all; He Himself is carefree.

|| 2 || The Beloved Himself, all by Himself, created everything; He Himself links all to their tasks. The Beloved Himself creates the Creation, and He Himself destroys it. He Himself is the wharf, and He Himself is the ferryman, who ferries us across.

|| 3 || The Beloved Himself is the ocean, and the boat; He Himself is the Guru, the boatman who steers it. The Beloved Himself sets sail and crosses over; He, the King, beholds His wondrous play. The Beloved Himself is the Merciful Master; O servant Nanak, He forgives and blends with Himself.

|| 4 || 1 || SORAT’H, FOURTH MEHL: He Himself is born of the egg, from the womb, from sweat and from the earth; He Himself is the continents and all the worlds. He Himself is the thread, and He Himself is the many beads; through His Almighty Power, He has strung the worlds.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Posted September 8, 2016 by hukam
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SHALOK, THIRD MEHL:

One who has no faith in the True Guru, and who does not love the Word of the Shabad, shall find no peace, even though he may come and go hundreds of times. O Nanak, the Gurmukh meets the True Lord with natural ease; he is in love with the Lord. || 1 ||

THIRD MEHL: O mind, search for such a True Guru, by serving whom the pains of birth and death are dispelled. Doubt shall never afflict you, and your ego shall be burnt away through the Word of the Shabad. The veil of falsehood shall be torn down from within you, and Truth shall come to dwell in the mind. Peace and happiness shall fill your mind deep within, if you act according to truth and self-discipline. O Nanak, by perfect good karma, you shall meet the True Guru, and then the Dear Lord, by His Sweet Will, shall bless you with His Mercy. || 2 ||

PAUREE: The whole world comes under the control of one whose home is filled with the Lord, the King. He is subject to no one else’s rule, and the Lord, the King, causes everyone to fall at his feet. One may run away from the courts of other men, but where can one go to escape the Lord’s Kingdom? The Lord is such a King, who abides in the hearts of His devotees; He brings the others, and makes them stand before His devotees. The glorious greatness of the Lord’s Name is obtained only by His Grace; how few are the Gurmukhs who meditate on Him. || 14 ||

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