Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Posted March 2, 2017 by hukam
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AASAA, FIFTH MEHL, CHHANT, SEVENTH HOUSE:
ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:

SHALOK: It is the most sublime contemplation, to speak of the Lord of the Universe in the pure Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. O Nanak, never the Naam, even for a moment; bless me with Your Grace, Lord God! || 1 ||

CHHANT: The night is wet with dew, and the stars twinkle in the heavens. The Saints remain wakeful; they are the Beloveds of my Lord. The Beloveds of the Lord remain ever wakeful, remembering the Naam, the Name of the Lord, day and night. In their hearts, they meditate on the lotus feet of God; they do not forget Him, even for an instant. They renounce their pride, emotional attachment and mental corruption, and burn away the pain of wickedness. Prays Nanak, the Saints, the beloved servants of the Lord, remain ever wakeful. || 1 ||

My bed is adorned in splendor. My mind is filled with bliss, since I heard that God is coming. Meeting God, the Lord and Master, I have entered the realm of peace; I am filled with joy and delight. He is joined to me, in my very fiber; my sorrows have departed, and my body, mind and soul are all rejuvenated. I have obtained the fruits of my mind’s desires, meditating on God; the day of my wedding is auspicious. Prays Nanak, when I meet the Lord of excellence, I came to experience all pleasure and bliss. || 2 ||

I meet with my companions and say, “Show me the insignia of my Husband Lord.” I am filled with the sublime essence of His Love, and I do not know how to say anything. The Glorious Virtues of the Creator are profound, mysterious and infinite; even the Vedas cannot find His limits. With loving devotion, I meditate on the Lord Master, and sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord forever. Filled with all virtues and spiritual wisdom, I have become pleasing to my God. Prays Nanak, imbued with the color of the Lord’s Love, I am imperceptibly absorbed into Him. || 3 ||

When I began to sing the songs of rejoicing to the Lord, my friends became glad, and my troubles and enemies departed. My peace and happiness increased; I rejoiced in the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and God Himself blessed me with His mercy. I have grasped the Lord’s feet, and remaining ever wakeful, I have met the Lord, the Creator. The appointed day came, and I attained peace and poise; all treasures are in the feet of God. Prays Nanak, the Lord’s humble servants always seek the Sanctuary of the Lord and Master. || 4 || 1 || 10 ||

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Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Posted February 16, 2017 by hukam
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RAAG WADAHANS, FIRST MEHL, FIFTH HOUSE, ALAAHANEES ~ SONGS OF MOURNING:
ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:

Blessed is the Creator, the True King, who has linked the whole world to its tasks. When one’s time is up, and the measure is full, this dear soul is caught, and driven off, when the pre-ordained Order is received; all the relatives cry out in mourning. The body and the swan-soul become separated, when one’s days are past and done, O my mother. As is one’s pre-ordained Destiny, so does one receive, according to one’s past actions. Blessed is the Creator, the True King, who has linked the whole world to its tasks. || 1 ||

Meditate in remembrance on the Lord and Master, O my Siblings of Destiny; everyone has to pass this way. These false entanglements last for only a few days; then, one must surely move on to the world hereafter. He must surely move on to the world hereafter, like a guest; so why does he indulge in pride? Chant the Name of the Lord; serving Him, you shall obtain peace in His Court. In the world hereafter, no one’s commands will be obeyed. According to their actions, each and every person proceeds. Meditate in remembrance on the Lord and Master, O my Siblings of Destiny; everyone has to pass this way. || 2 ||

Whatever pleases the Almighty Lord – that alone comes to pass; this world is an opportunity to please Him. The True Creator Lord is pervading and permeating the water, the land and the air. The True Creator Lord is invisible and infinite; His limits cannot be found. Fruitful is the coming of those, who meditate single-mindedly on Him. He destroys, and having destroyed, He creates; by His Order, He adorns us. Whatever pleases the Almighty Lord – that alone comes to pass; this world is an opportunity to please Him. || 3 ||

Nanak: he alone is known to weep, O Baba, who weeps in the Lord’s Love. One who weeps for the sake of worldly objects, O Baba, weeps totally in vain. This weeping is totally in vain; the world forgets the Lord, and weeps for the sake of Maya. They do not distinguish between good and evil; they waste away their lives in vain. Everyone who comes here, shall have to leave; to act in egotism is false. Nanak: he alone is known to weep, O Baba, who weeps in the Lord’s Love. || 4 || 1 ||

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Posted February 9, 2017 by hukam
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AASAA, EIGHTH HOUSE, KAAFEE, FIFTH MEHL:
ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:

I am Your purchased slave, O True Lord Master. My soul and body, and all of this, everything is Yours. || 1 ||

You are the honor of the dishonored. O Master, in You I place my trust. Without the True One, any other support is false – know this well. || 1 || Pause ||

Your Command is infinite; no one can find its limit. One who meets with the Perfect Guru, walks in the Way of the Lord’s Will. || 2 ||

Cunning and cleverness are of no use. That which the Lord Master gives, by the Pleasure of His Will – that is pleasing to me. || 3 ||

One may perform tens of thousands of actions, but attachment to things is not satisfied. Servant Nanak has made the Naam his Support. He has renounced other entanglements. || 4 || 1 || 103 ||

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Tuesday February 7th 2017

Posted February 7, 2017 by hukam
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SORAT’H, FIRST MEHL, TI-TUKAS:

Hope and desire are entrapments, O Siblings of Destiny. Religious rituals and ceremonies are traps. Because of good and bad deeds, one is born into the world, O Siblings of Destiny; forgetting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, he is ruined. This Maya is the enticer of the world, O Siblings of Destiny; all such actions are corrupt. || 1 ||

Listen, O ritualistic Pandit: that religious ritual which produces happiness, O Siblings of Destiny, is contemplation of the essence of the soul. || Pause ||

You may stand and recite the Shaastras and the Vedas, O Siblings of Destiny, but these are just worldly actions. Filth cannot be washed away by hypocrisy, O Siblings of Destiny; the filth of corruption and sin is within you. This is how the spider is destroyed, O Siblings of Destiny, by falling head-long in its own web. || 2 ||

So many are destroyed by their own evil-mindedness, O Siblings of Destiny; in the love of duality, they are ruined. Without the True Guru, the Name is not obtained, O Siblings of Destiny; without the Name, doubt does not depart. If one serves the True Guru, then he obtains peace, O Siblings of Destiny; his comings and goings are ended. || 3 ||

True celestial peace comes from the Guru, O Siblings of Destiny; the immaculate mind is absorbed into the True Lord. One who serves the Guru, understands, O Siblings of Destiny; without the Guru, the way is not found. What can anyone do, with greed within? O Siblings of Destiny, by telling lies, they eat poison. || 4 ||

O Pandit, by churning cream, butter is produced. By churning water, you shall only see water, O Siblings of Destiny; this world is like that. Without the Guru, he is ruined by doubt, O Siblings of Destiny; the unseen Divine Lord is in each and every heart. || 5 ||

This world is like a thread of cotton, O Siblings of Destiny, which Maya has tied on all ten sides. Without the Guru, the knots cannot be untied, O Siblings of Destiny; I am so tired of religious rituals. This world is deluded by doubt, O Siblings of Destiny; no one can say anything about it. || 6 ||

Meeting with the Guru, the Fear of God comes to abide in the mind; to die in the Fear of God is one’s true destiny. In the Court of the Lord, the Naam is far superior to ritualistic cleansing baths, charity and good deeds, O Siblings of Destiny. One who implants the Naam within himself, through the Guru’s halter – O Siblings of Destiny, the Lord dwells in his mind, and he is free of hypocrisy. || 7 ||

This body is the jeweller’s shop, O Siblings of Destiny; the incomparable Naam is the merchandise. The merchant secures this merchandise, O Siblings of Destiny, by contemplating the Word of the Guru’s Shabad. Blessed is the merchant, O Nanak, who meets the Guru, and engages in this trade. || 8 || 2 ||

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Monday January 30th 2017

Posted January 30, 2017 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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Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Posted December 1, 2016 by hukam
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RAAMKALEE, FIFTH MEHL, ASHTAPADEE:
ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:
Receiving the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, all sins are erased, and He unites me with the Lord. || 1 ||

My Guru is the Transcendent Lord, the Giver of peace. He implants the Naam, the Name of the Supreme Lord God within us; in the end, He is our help and support. || 1 || Pause ||

The source of all pain within is destroyed; I apply the dust of the feet of the Saints to my forehead. || 2 ||

In an instant, He purifies the sinners, and dispels the darkness of ignorance. || 3 ||

The Lord is all-powerful, the Cause of causes. Nanak seeks His Sanctuary. || 4 ||

Shattering the bonds, the Guru implants the Lord’s lotus feet within, and lovingly attunes us to the One Word of the Shabad. || 5 ||

He has lifted me up, and pulled me out of the deep, dark pit of sin; I am attuned to the True Shabad. || 6 ||

The fear of birth and death is taken away; I shall never wander again. || 7 ||

This mind is imbued with the sublime elixir of the Naam; drinking in the Ambrosial Nectar, it is satisfied. || 8 ||

Joining the Society of the Saints, I sing the Kirtan of the Lord’s Praises; I dwell in the eternal, unchanging place. || 9 ||

The Perfect Guru has given me the perfect teachings; there is nothing except the Lord, O Siblings of Destiny. || 10 || I have obtained the treasure of the Naam, by great good fortune; O Nanak, I shall not fall into hell. || 11 || Clever tricks have not worked for me; I shall act according to the Instructions of the Perfect Guru. || 12 || He is chanting, intense meditation, austere self-discipline and purification. He Himself acts, and causes us to act. || 13 ||
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In the midst of children and spouse, and utter corruption, the True Guru has carried me across. || 14 ||

You Yourself take care of Your beings; You Yourself attach them to the hem of Your robe. || 15 ||

I have built the boat of true Dharmic faith, to cross over the terrifying world-ocean. || 16 ||

The Lord Master is unlimited and endless; Nanak is a sacrifice, a sacrifice to Him. || 17 ||

Being of Immortal Manifestation, He is not born; He is self-existent; He is the Light in the darkness of Kali Yuga. || 18 ||

He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, the Giver of souls; gazing upon Him, I am satisfied and fulfilled. || 19 ||

He is the One Universal Creator Lord, immaculate and fearless; He is permeating and pervading all the water and the land. || 20 ||

He blesses His devotees with the Gift of devotional worship; Nanak longs for the Lord, O my mother. || 21 || 1 || 6 ||

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Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Posted November 24, 2016 by hukam
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SORAT’H, THIRD MEHL, FIRST HOUSE: The three worlds are entangled in the three qualities, O Siblings of Destiny; the Guru imparts understanding. Attached to the Lord’s Name, one is emancipated, O Siblings of Destiny; go and ask the wise ones about this. || 1 ||

O mind, renounce the three qualities, and focus your consciousness on the fourth state. The Dear Lord abides in the mind, O Siblings of Destiny; ever sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || Pause ||

From the Naam, everyone originated, O Siblings of Destiny; forgetting the Naam, they die away. The ignorant world is blind, O Siblings of Destiny; those who sleep are plundered. || 2 ||

Those Gurmukhs who remain awake are saved, O Siblings of Destiny; they cross over the terrifying world-ocean. In this world, the Name of the Lord is the true profit, O Siblings of Destiny; keep it enshrined within your heart. || 3 ||

In the Guru’s Sanctuary, O Siblings of Destiny, you shall be saved; be lovingly attuned to the Lord’s Name. O Nanak, the Name of the Lord is the boat, and the Name is the raft, O Siblings of Destiny; setting out on it, the Lord’s humble servant crosses over the world-ocean. || 4 || 9 ||

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