Friday, October 28, 2016

Posted October 28, 2016 by hukam
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Fire is contained in all firewood, and butter is contained in all milk. God’s Light is contained in the high and the low; the Lord is in the hearts of all beings. || 1 || O Saints, He is pervading and permeating each and every heart. The Perfect Lord is completely permeating everyone, everywhere; He is diffused in the water and the land. || 1 || Pause || Nanak sings the Praises of the Lord, the treasure of excellence; the True Guru has dispelled his doubt. The Lord is pervading everywhere, permeating all, and yet, He is unattached from all. || 2 || 1 || 29 || SORAT’H, FIFTH MEHL: Meditating on Him, one is in ecstasy; the pains of birth and death and fear are removed. The four cardinal blessings, and the nine treasures are received; you shall never feel hunger or thirst again. || 1 || Chanting His Name, you shall be at peace. With each and every breath, meditate on the Lord and Master, O my soul, with mind, body and mouth. || 1 || Pause || You shall find peace, and your mind shall be soothed and cooled; the fire of desire shall not burn within you. The Guru has revealed God to Nanak, in the three worlds, in the water, the earth and the woods. || 2 || 2 || 30 || SORAT’H, FIFTH MEHL: Sexual desire, anger, greed, falsehood and slander – please, save me from these, O Lord. Please eradicate these from within me, and call me to come close to You. || 1 || You alone teach me Your Ways. With the Lord’s humble servants, I sing His Praises. || 1 || Pause || May I never forget the Lord within my heart; please, instill such understanding within my mind. By great good fortune, servant Nanak has met with the Perfect Guru, and now, he will not go anywhere else. || 2 || 3 || 31 || SORAT’H, FIFTH MEHL: Meditating in remembrance on Him, all things are obtained, and one’s efforts shall not be in vain. Forsaking God, why do you attach yourself to another? He is contained in everything. || 1 || O Saints, meditate in remembrance on the World-Lord, Har, Har. Joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord; your efforts shall be rewarded. || 1 || Pause || He ever preserves and cherishes His servant; with Love, He hugs him close. Says Nanak, forgetting You, O God, how can the world find life? || 2 || 4 || 32 || SORAT’H, FIFTH MEHL: He is imperishable, the Giver of all beings; meditating on Him, all filth is removed. He is the treasure of excellence, the object of His devotees, but rare are those who find Him. || 1 || O my mind, meditate on the Guru, and God, the Cherisher of the world. Seeking His Sanctuary, one finds peace, and he shall not suffer in pain again. || 1 || Pause || By great good fortune, one obtains the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

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Saturday Oct. 15, 2016

Posted October 15, 2016 by hukam
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RAAG SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL, FOURTH HOUSE:ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU: Even a crude hut is sublime and beautiful, if the Lord’s Praises are sung within it. Those mansions where the Lord is forgotten are useless. || 1 || Pause || Even poverty is bliss, if God comes to mind in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. This worldly glory might just as well burn; it only traps the mortals in Maya. || 1 || One may have to grind corn, and wear a coarse blanket, but still, one can find peace of mind and contentment. Even empires are of no use at all, if they do not bring satisfaction. || 2 || Someone may wander around naked, but if he loves the One Lord, he receives honor and respect. Silk and satin clothes are worthless, if they lead to greed. || 3 || Everything is in Your Hands, God. You Yourself are the Doer, the Cause of causes. With each and every breath, may I continue to remember You. Please, bless Nanak with this gift. || 4 || 1 || 41 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: The Lord’s Saint is my life and wealth. I am his water-carrier. He is dearer to me than all my siblings, friends and children. || 1 || Pause || I make my hair into a fan, and wave it over the Saint. I bow my head low, to touch his feet, and apply his dust to my face. || 1 || I offer my prayer with sweet words, in sincere humility. Renouncing egotism, I enter His Sanctuary. I have found the Lord, the treasure of virtue. || 2 || I gaze upon the Blessed Vision of the Lord’s humble servant, again and again. I cherish and gather in His Ambrosial Words within my mind; time and time again, I bow to Him. || 3 || In my mind, I wish, hope and beg for the Society of the Lord’s humble servants. Be Merciful to Nanak, O God, and lead him to the feet of Your slaves. || 4 || 2 || 42 || SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL: She has enticed the worlds and solar systems; I have fallen into her clutches. O Lord, please save this corrupt soul of mine; please bless me with Your Name. || 1 || Pause || She has not brought anyone peace, but still, I chase after her. She forsakes everyone, but still, I cling to her, again and again. || 1 || Have Mercy on me, O Lord of Compassion; please let me sing Your Glorious Praises, O Lord. 

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Posted October 14, 2016 by hukam
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ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU: VAAR OF RAAMKALEE, THIRD MEHL,TO BE SUNG TO THE TUNE OF ‘JODHA AND VEERA POORBAANEE’:SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: The True Guru is the field of intuitive wisdom. One who is inspired to love Him, plants the seed of the Name there. The Name sprouts up, and he remains absorbed in the Name. But this egotism is the seed of skepticism; it has been uprooted. It is not planted there, and it does not sprout; whatever God grants us, we eat. When water mixes with water, it cannot be separated again. O Nanak, the Gurmukh is wonderful; come, poeple, and see! But what can the poor people see? They do not understand. He alone sees, whom the Lord causes to see; the Lord comes to dwell in his mind.
|| 1 || THIRD MEHL: The self-willed manmukh is the field of sorrow and suffering. He plains sorrow, and eats sorrow. In sorrow he is born, and in sorrow he dies. Acting in egotism, his life passes away. He does not understand the coming and going of reincarnation; the blind man acts in blindness. He does not know the One who gives, but he is attached to what is given. O Nanak, he acts according to his pre-ordained destiny. He cannot do anything else.
|| 2 || THIRD MEHL: Meeting the True Guru, everlasting peace is obtained. He Himself leads us to meet Him. This is the true meaning of peace, that one becomes immaculate within oneself. The doubt of ignorance is eradicated, and spiritual wisdom is obtained. Nanak comes to gaze upon the One Lord alone; wherever he looks, there He is. || 3 || PAUREE: The True Lord created His throne, upon which He sits. He Himself is everything; this is what the Word of the Guru’s Shabad says. Through His almighty creative power, He created and fashioned the mansions and hotels. He made the two lamps, the sun and the moon; He formed the perfect form. He Himself sees, and He Himself hears; meditate on the Word of the Guru’s Shabad.
|| 1 || Waaho! Waaho! Hail, hail, O True King! True is Your Name.
|| 1 || Pause || SHALOK: Kabeer, I have ground myself into henna paste. O my Husband Lord, You took no notice of me; You never applied me to Your feet.
|| 1 || THIRD MEHL: O Nanak, my Husband Lord keeps me like henna paste; He blesses me with His Glance of Grace. He Himself grinds me, and He Himself rubs me; He Himself applies me to His feet. This is the cup of love of my Lord and Master; He gives it as He chooses.
|| 2 || PAUREE: You created the world with its variety; by the Hukam of Your Command, it comes, goes, and merges again in You. You Yourself see, and blossom forth; there is no one else at all. As it pleases You, You keep me. Through the Word of the Guru’s Shabad, I understand You. You are the strength of all. As it pleases You, You lead us on. There is no other as great as You; unto whom should I speak and talk?
|| 2 || SHALOK, THIRD MEHL: Deluded by doubt, I wandered over the whole world. 

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Posted October 1, 2016 by hukam
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Enshrine the Lord within your heart, and contemplate Him. Dwell upon Him, reflect upon Him, and chant the Name of the Lord, the Enticer of hearts. The Lord Master is unseen, unfathomable and unreachable; through the Perfect Guru, He is revealed. || 1 || The Lord is the philosopher’s stone, which transforms lead into gold, and sandalwood, while I am just dry wood and stone. Associating with the Lord, and the Sat Sangat, the Lord’s True Congregation, the Lord has transformed me into gold and sandalwood. || 1 || Pause || One may repeat, verbatim, the nine grammars and the six Shaastras, but my Lord God is not pleased by this. O servant Nanak, meditate forever on the Lord in your heart; this is what pleases my Lord God. || 2 || 1 || 7 ||

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Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Posted September 29, 2016 by hukam
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If one becomes the slave of the Lord’s slaves, then he finds the Lord, and eradicates ego from within. The Lord of bliss is his object of devotion; night and day, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. Attuned to the Word of the Shabad, the Lord’s devotees remain ever as one, absorbed in the Lord. || 1 ||

O Dear Lord, Your Glance of Grace is True. Show mercy to Your slave, O Beloved Lord, and preserve my honor. || Pause ||

Continually praising the Word of the Shabad, I live; under Guru’s Instruction, my fear has been dispelled. My True Lord God is so beautiful! Serving the Guru, my consciousness is focused on Him. One who chants the True Word of the Shabad, and the Truest of the True, the Word of His Bani, remains wakeful, day and night. || 2 ||

He is so very deep and profound, the Giver of eternal peace; no one can find His limit. Serving the Perfect Guru, one becomes carefree, enshrining the Lord within the mind. The mind and body become immaculately pure, and a lasting peace fills the heart; doubt is eradicated from within. || 3 ||

The Way of the Lord is always such a difficult path; only a few find it, contemplating the Guru. Imbued with the Lord’s Love, and intoxicated with the Shabad, he renounces ego and corruption. O Nanak, imbued with the Naam, and the Love of the One Lord, he is embellished with the Word of the Shabad.


Saturday September 24, 2016

Posted September 24, 2016 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 ||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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