Tuesday March 3rd, 2015

Posted March 3, 2015 by hukam
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SHALOK, THIRD MEHL:

Serving the Guru, peace is produced, and then, one does not suffer in pain. The cycle of birth and death is brought to an end, and death has no power over at all. His mind is imbued with the Lord, and he remains merged in the True Lord. O Nanak, I am a sacrifice to those who walk in the Way of the True Guru’s Will. || 1 ||

THIRD MEHL: Without the Word of the Shabad, purity is not obtained, even though the soul-bride may adorn herself with all sorts of decorations. She does not know the value of her Husband Lord; she is attached to the love of duality. She is impure, and ill-mannered, O Nanak; among women, she is the most evil woman. || 2 ||

PAUREE: Be kind to me, Lord, that I might chant the Word of Your Bani. May I meditate on the Lord’s Name, chant the Lord’s Name, and obtain the profit of the Lord’s Name. I am a sacrifice to those who chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, day and night. May I behold with my eyes those who worship and adore my Beloved True Guru. I am a sacrifice to my Guru, who has united me with my Lord, my friend, my very best friend. || 24 ||

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Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Posted March 1, 2015 by hukam
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JAITSREE, FOURTH MEHL:

With love and energetic affection, praise the Lord, the storehouse of Nectar. My mind is drenched with the Lord’s Name, and so it earns this profit. Each and every moment, worship Him in devotion, day and night; through the Guru’s Teachings, sincere love and devotion well up. || 1 ||

Chant the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe, Har, Har. Conquering mind and body, I have earned the profit of the Shabad. Through the Guru’s Teachings, the five demons are over-powered, and the mind and body are filled with a sincere yearning for the Lord. || 2 ||

The Name is a jewel – chant the Lord’s Name. Sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and forever earn this profit. O Lord, merciful to the meek, be kind to me, and bless me with sincere longing for the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. || 3 ||

Meditate on the Lord of the world – meditate within your mind. The Lord of the Universe, Har, Har, is the only real profit in this world. Blessed, blessed, is my Great Lord and Master God; O Nanak, meditate on Him, worship Him with sincere love and devotion. || 4 || 3 || 9 ||

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Friday, February 27 , 2015

Posted February 28, 2015 by hukam
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VAAR OF BILAAVAL,

FOURTH MEHL:

ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:


SHALOK, FOURTH MEHL:

I sing of the sublime Lord, the Lord God, in the melody of Raag Bilaaval. Hearing the Guru’s Teachings, I obey them; this is the pre-ordained destiny written upon my forehead. All day and night, I chant the Glorious Praises of the Lord, Har, Har, Har; within my heart, I am lovingly attuned to Him. My body and mind are totally rejuvenated, and the garden of my mind has blossomed forth in lush abundance. The darkness of ignorance has been dispelled, with the light of the lamp of the Guru’s wisdom. Servant Nanak lives by beholding the Lord. Let me behold Your face, for a moment, even an instant! || 1 ||

THIRD MEHL:

Be happy and sing in Bilaaval, when the Naam, the Name of the Lord, is in your mouth. The melody and music, and the Word of the Shabad are beautiful, when one focuses his meditation on the celestial Lord. So leave behind the melody and music, and serve the Lord; then, you shall obtain honor in the Court of the Lord. O Nanak, as Gurmukh, contemplate God, and rid your mind of egotistical pride. || 2 ||

PAUREE:

O Lord God, You Yourself are inaccessible; You formed everything. You Yourself are totally permeating and pervading the entire universe. You Yourself are absorbed in the state of deep meditation; You Yourself sing Your Glorious Praises. Meditate on the Lord, O devotees, day and night; He shall deliver you in the end. Those who serve the Lord, find peace; they are absorbed in the Name of the Lord. || 1 ||

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Tuesday February 24th, 2015

Posted February 24, 2015 by hukam
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JAITSREE, FOURTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE, CHAU-PADAS:
ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:
The Jewel of the Lord’s Name abides within my heart; the Guru has placed His hand on my forehead. The sins and pains of countless incarnations have been cast out. The Guru has blessed me with the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and my debt has been paid off. || 1 ||

O my mind, vibrate the Lord’s Name, and all your affairs shall be resolved. The Perfect Guru has implanted the Lord’s Name within me; without the Name, life is useless. || Pause ||

Without the Guru, the self-willed manmukhs are foolish and ignorant; they are forever entangled in emotional attachment to Maya. They never serve the feet of the Holy; their lives are totally useless. || 2 ||

Those who serve at the feet of the Holy, the feet of the Holy, their lives are made fruitful, and they belong to the Lord. Make me the slave of the slave of the slaves of the Lord; bless me with Your Mercy, O Lord of the Universe. || 3 ||

I am blind, ignorant and totally without wisdom; how can I walk on the Path? I am blind – O Guru, please let me grasp the hem of Your robe, so that servant Nanak may walk in harmony with You. || 4 || 1 ||

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Posted February 22, 2015 by hukam
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AASAA, FIFTH MEHL:

Even though I totally decorated myself, still, my mind was not satisfied. I applied various scented oils to my body, and yet, I did not obtain even a tiny bit of pleasure from this. Within my mind, I hold such a desire, that I may live only to behold my Beloved, O my mother. || 1 ||

O mother, what should I do? This mind cannot rest. It is bewitched by the tender love of my Beloved. || 1 ||

Pause ||

Garments, ornaments, and such exquisite pleasures – I look upon these as of no account. Likewise, honor, fame, dignity and greatness, obedience by the whole world, and a household as beautiful as a jewel. If I am pleasing to God’s Will, then I shall be blessed, and forever in bliss. || 2 ||

With foods and delicacies of so many different kinds, and such abundant pleasures and entertainments, power and property and absolute command – with these, the mind is not satisfied, and its thirst is not quenched. Without meeting Him, this day does not pass. Meeting God, I find peace. || 3 ||

By searching and seeking, I have heard this news, that without the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, no one swims across. One who has this good destiny written upon his forehead, finds the True Guru. His hopes are fulfilled, and his mind is satisfied. When one meets God, then his thirst is quenched. Nanak has found the Lord, within his mind and body. || 4 || 11 ||

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Posted February 20, 2015 by hukam
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MARU, FIRST MEHL:

The True Lord is the Creator of the Universe. He established and contemplates the worldly sphere. He Himself created the creation, and beholds it; He is True and independent. || 1 ||

He created the beings of different kinds. The two travellers have set out in two directions. Without the Perfect Guru, no one is liberated. Chanting the True Name, one profits. || 2 ||

The self-willed manmukhs read and study, but they do not know the way. They do not understand the Naam, the Name of the Lord; they wander, deluded by doubt. They take bribes, and give false testimony; the noose of evil-mindedness is around their necks. || 3 ||

They read the Simritees, the Shaastras and the Puraanas; they argue and debate, but do not know the essence of reality. Without the Perfect Guru, the essence of reality is not obtained. The true and pure beings walk the Path of Truth. || 4 ||

All praise God and listen, and listen and speak. He Himself is wise, and He Himself judges the Truth. Those whom God blesses with His Glance of Grace become Gurmukh, and praise the Word of the Shabad. || 5 ||

Many listen and listen, and speak the Guru’s Bani. Listening and speaking, no one knows His limits. He alone is wise, unto whom the unseen Lord reveals Himself; he speaks the Unspoken Speech. || 6 ||

At birth, the congratulations pour in; the ignorant sing songs of joy. Whoever is born, is sure to die, according to the destiny of past deeds inscribed upon his head by the Sovereign Lord King. || 7 ||

Union and separation were created by my God. Creating the Universe, He gave it pain and pleasure. The Gurmukhs remain unaffected by pain and pleasure; they wear the armor of humility. || 8 ||

The noble people are traders in Truth. They purchase the true merchandise, contemplating the Guru. One who has the wealth of the true commodity in his lap, is blessed with the rapture of the True Shabad. || 9 ||

The false dealings lead only to loss. The trades of the Gurmukh are pleasing to God. His stock is safe, and his capital is safe and sound. The noose of Death is cut away from around his neck. || 10 ||

Everyone speaks as they please. The self-willed manmukh, in duality, does not know how to speak. The blind person has a blind and deaf intellect; coming and going in reincarnation, he suffers in pain. || 11 ||

In pain he is born, and in pain he dies. His pain is not relieved, without seeking the Sanctuary of the Guru. In pain he is created, and in pain he perishes. What has he brought with himself? And what will he take away? || 12 ||

True are the actions of those who are under the Guru’s influence. They do not come and go in reincarnation, and they are not subject to the laws of Death. Whoever abandons the branches, and clings to the true root, enjoys true ecstasy within his mind. || 13 ||

Death cannot strike down the people of the Lord. They do not see pain on the most difficult path. Deep within the nucleus of their hearts, they worship and adore the Lord’s Name; there is nothing else at all for them. || 14 ||

There is no end to the Lord’s sermon and Praise. As it pleases You, I remain under Your Will. I am embellished with robes of honor in the Court of the Lord, by the Order of the True King. || 15 ||

How can I chant Your uncounted glories? Even the greatest of the great do not know Your limits. Please bless Nanak with the Truth, and preserve his honor; You are the supreme emperor above the heads of kings. || 16 || 6 || 12 ||

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Tuesday February 17th, 2015

Posted February 17, 2015 by hukam
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SORAT’H, FIFTH MEHL:

In God’s Sanctuary, all fears depart, suffering disappears, and peace is obtained. When the Supreme Lord God and Master becomes merciful, we meditate on the Perfect True Guru. || 1 ||

O Dear God, You are my Lord Master and Great Giver. By Your Mercy, O God, Merciful to the meek, imbue me with Your Love, that I might sing Your Glorious Praises. || Pause ||

The True Guru has implanted the treasure of the Naam within me, and all my anxieties have been dispelled. By His Mercy, He has made me His own, and the imperishable Lord has come to dwell within my mind. || 2 ||

No misfortune afflicts one who is protected by the True Guru. The Lotus Feet of God come to abide within his heart, and he savors the sublime essence of the Lord’s Ambrosial Nectar. || 3 ||

So, as a servant, serve your God, who fulfills your mind’s desires. Slave Nanak is a sacrifice to the Perfect Lord, who has protected and preserved his honor. || 4 || 14 || 25 ||

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