Friday, April 29, 2016

Posted April 29, 2016 by hukam
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SORAT’H, FIFTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE, TI-TUKAS:ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:

Who should I ask? Who should I worship? All were created by Him. Whoever appears to be the greatest of the great, shall ultimately be mixed with the dust. The Fearless, Formless Lord, the Destroyer of Fear bestows all comforts, and the nine treasures. || 1 || O Dear Lord, Your gifts alone satisfy me. Why should I praise the poor helpless man? Why should I feel subservient to him? || Pause || All things come to one who meditates on the Lord; the Lord satisfies his hunger. The Lord, the Giver of peace, bestows such wealth, that it can never be exhausted. I am in ecstasy, absorbed in celestial peace; the True Guru has united me in His Union. || 2 || O mind, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord; worship the Naam, night and day, and recite the Naam. Listen to the Teachings of the Holy Saints, and all fear of death will be dispelled. Those blessed by God’s Grace are attached to the Word of the Guru’s Bani. || 3 || Who can estimate Your worth, God? You are kind and compassionate to all beings. Everything which You do, prevails; I am just a poor child – what can I do? Protect and preserve Your servant Nanak; be kind to him, like a father to his son. || 4 || 1 || SORAT’H, FIFTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE, CHAU-TUKAS: Praise the Guru, and the Lord of the Universe, O Siblings of Destiny; enshrine Him in your mind, body and heart. Let the True Lord and Master abide in your mind, O Siblings of Destiny; this is the most excellent way of life. Those bodies, in which the Name of the Lord does not well up, O Siblings of Destiny – those bodies are reduced to ashes. I am a sacrifice to the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, O Siblings of Destiny; they take the Support of the One and Only Lord. || 1 || So worship and adore that True Lord, O Siblings of Destiny; He alone does everything. The Perfect Guru has taught me, O Siblings of Destiny, that without Him, there is no other at all. || Pause || Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, they putrefy and die, O Siblings of Destiny; their numbers cannot be counted. Without Truth, purity cannot be achieved, O Siblings of Destiny; the Lord is true and unfathomable. Coming and going do not end, O Siblings of Destiny; pride in worldly valuables is false. The Gurmukh saves millions of people, O Siblings of Destiny, blessing them with even a particle of the Name. || 2 || I have searched through the Simritees and the Shaastras, O Siblings of Destiny – without the True Guru, doubt does not depart. They are so tired of performing their many deeds, O Siblings of Destiny, but they fall into bondage again and again. I have searched in the four directions, O Siblings of Destiny, but without the True Guru, there is no place at all.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Posted April 22, 2016 by hukam
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AASAA, NINTH HOUSE, FIFTH MEHL:ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:

Contemplating Him within my consciousness, I obtain total peace; but hereafter, will I be pleasing to Him or not? There is only One Giver; all others are beggars. Who else can we turn to? || 1 || When I beg from others, I am ashamed. The One Lord Master is the Supreme King of all; who else is equal to Him? || 1 || Pause || Standing up and sitting down, I cannot live without Him. I search and search for the Blessed Vision of His Darshan. Even Brahma and the sages Sanak, Sanandan, Sanaatan and Sanat Kumar, find it difficult to obtain the Mansion of the Lord’s Presence. || 2 || He is unapproachable and unfathomable; His wisdom is deep and profound; His value cannot be appraised. I have taken to the Sanctuary of the True Lord, the Primal Being, and I meditate on the True Guru. || 3 || God, the Lord Master, has become kind and compassionate; He has cut the noose of death away from my neck. Says Nanak, now that I have obtained the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, I shall not have to be reincarnated again. || 4 || 1 || 121 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Inwardly, I sing His Praises, and outwardly, I sing His Praises; I sing His Praises while awake and asleep. I am a trader in the Name of the Lord of the Universe; He has given it to me as my supplies, to carry with me. || 1 || I have forgotten and forsaken other things. The Perfect Guru has given me the Gift of the Naam; this alone is my Support. || 1 || Pause || I sing His Praises while suffering, and I sing His Praises while I am at peace as well. I contemplate Him while I walk along the Path. The Guru has implanted the Naam within my mind, and my thirst has been quenched. || 2 || I sing His Praises during the day, and I sing His Praises during the night; I sing them with each and every breath. In the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, this faith is established, that the Lord is with us, in life and in death. || 3 || Bless servant Nanak with this gift, O God, that he may obtain, and enshrine in his heart, the dust of the feet of the Saints. Hear the Lord’s Sermon with your ears, and behold the Blessed Vision of His Darshan with your eyes; place your forehead upon the Guru’s Feet. || 4 || 2 || 122 ||

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Posted April 15, 2016 by hukam
Categories: Hukam

SORAT’H, FIFTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE, TI-TUKAS:ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:

Who should I ask? Who should I worship? All were created by Him. Whoever appears to be the greatest of the great, shall ultimately be mixed with the dust. The Fearless, Formless Lord, the Destroyer of Fear bestows all comforts, and the nine treasures.
|| 1 || O Dear Lord, Your gifts alone satisfy me. Why should I praise the poor helpless man? Why should I feel subservient to him? || Pause || All things come to one who meditates on the Lord; the Lord satisfies his hunger. The Lord, the Giver of peace, bestows such wealth, that it can never be exhausted. I am in ecstasy, absorbed in celestial peace; the True Guru has united me in His Union.
|| 2 || O mind, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord; worship the Naam, night and day, and recite the Naam. Listen to the Teachings of the Holy Saints, and all fear of death will be dispelled. Those blessed by God’s Grace are attached to the Word of the Guru’s Bani.
|| 3 || Who can estimate Your worth, God? You are kind and compassionate to all beings. Everything which You do, prevails; I am just a poor child – what can I do? Protect and preserve Your servant Nanak; be kind to him, like a father to his son.
|| 4 || 1 || SORAT’H, FIFTH MEHL, FIRST HOUSE, CHAU-TUKAS: Praise the Guru, and the Lord of the Universe, O Siblings of Destiny; enshrine Him in your mind, body and heart. Let the True Lord and Master abide in your mind, O Siblings of Destiny; this is the most excellent way of life. Those bodies, in which the Name of the Lord does not well up, O Siblings of Destiny – those bodies are reduced to ashes. I am a sacrifice to the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, O Siblings of Destiny; they take the Support of the One and Only Lord.
|| 1 || So worship and adore that True Lord, O Siblings of Destiny; He alone does everything. The Perfect Guru has taught me, O Siblings of Destiny, that without Him, there is no other at all. || Pause || Without the Naam, the Name of the Lord, they putrefy and die, O Siblings of Destiny; their numbers cannot be counted. Without Truth, purity cannot be achieved, O Siblings of Destiny; the Lord is true and unfathomable. Coming and going do not end, O Siblings of Destiny; pride in worldly valuables is false. The Gurmukh saves millions of people, O Siblings of Destiny, blessing them with even a particle of the Name. || 2 || I have searched through the Simritees and the Shaastras, O Siblings of Destiny – without the True Guru, doubt does not depart. They are so tired of performing their many deeds, O Siblings of Destiny, but they fall into bondage again and again. I have searched in the four directions, O Siblings of Destiny, but without the True Guru, there is no place at all.

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April 8, 2016, Friday

Posted April 8, 2016 by hukam
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They escape from the great noose of death; they are permeated with the Word of the Guru’s Shabad. || 2 || How can I chant the Glorious Praises of the Guru? The Guru is the ocean of Truth and clear understanding. He is the Perfect Transcendent Lord, from the very beginning, and throughout the ages. || 3 || Meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, forever and ever, my mind is filled with the Love of the Lord, Har, Har. The Guru is my soul, my breath of life, and wealth; O Nanak, He is with me forever. || 4 || 2 || 104 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: If the Invisible and Infinite Lord dwells within my mind, even for a moment, then all my pains, troubles, and diseases vanish. || 1 || I am a sacrifice to my Lord Master. Meditating on Him, a great joy wells up within my mind and body. || 1 || Pause || I have heard only a little bit of news about the True Lord Master. I have obtained the peace of all peace, O my mother; I cannot estimate its worth. || 2 || He is so beautiful to my eyes; beholding Him, I have been bewitched. I am worthless, O my mother; He Himself has attached me to the hem of His robe. || 3 || He is beyond the world of the Vedas, the Koran and the Bible. The Supreme King of Nanak is immanent and manifest. || 4 || 3 || 105 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Tens of thousands of devotees worship and adore You, chanting, “Beloved, Beloved.” How shall You unite me, the worthless and corrupt soul, with Yourself. || 1 || You are my Support, O Merciful God, Lord of the Universe, Sustainer of the World. You are the Master of all; the entire creation is Yours. || 1 || Pause || You are the constant help and support of the Saints, who behold You Ever-present. Those who lack the Naam, the Name of the Lord, shall die, engulfed in sorrow and pain. || 2 || Those servants, who lovingly perform the Lord’s service, are freed from the cycle of reincarnation. What shall be the fate of those who forget the Naam? || 3 || As are the cattle which have strayed, so is the entire world. O God, please cut away Nanak’s bonds, and unite him with Yourself. || 4 || 4 || 106 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: Forget all other things, and dwell upon the Lord alone. Lay aside your false pride, and dedicate your mind and body to Him. || 1 || Twenty-four hours a day, praise the Creator Lord. I live by Your bountiful gifts – please, shower me with Your Mercy! || 1 || Pause || So, do that work, by which your face shall be made radiant. He alone becomes attached to the Truth, O Lord, unto whom You give it. || 2 || So build and adorn that house, which shall never be destroyed. Enshrine the One Lord within your consciousness; He shall never die. || 3 || The Lord is dear to those, who are pleasing to the Will of God. By Guru’s Grace, Nanak describes the indescribable. || 4 || 5 || 107 || AASAA, FIFTH MEHL: What are they like – those who do not forget the Naam, the Name of the Lord? Know that there is absolutely no difference; they are exactly like the Lord. || 1 || The mind and body are enraptured, meeting with You, O Lord. Peace is obtained, by the favor of the Lord’s humble servant; all pains are taken away. || 1 || Pause || As many as are the continents of the world, so many have been saved. Those, in whose minds You Yourself dwell, O Lord, are the perfect devotees. || 2 ||

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Posted April 1, 2016 by hukam
Categories: Hukam

DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE, CHAU-PADAS:ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:

You shall have to abandon the straw which you have collected. These entanglements shall be of no use to you. You are in love with those things that will not go with you. You think that your enemies are friends.
|| 1 || In such confusion, the world has gone astray. The foolish mortal wastes this precious human life. || Pause || He does not like to see Truth and righteousness. He is attached to falsehood and deception; they seem sweet to him. He loves gifts, but he forgets the Giver. The wretched creature does not even think of death.
|| 2 || He cries for the possessions of others. He forfeits all the merits of his good deeds and religion. He does not understand the Hukam of the Lord’s Command, and so he continues coming and going in reincarnation. He sins, and then regrets and repents.
|| 3 || Whatever pleases You, Lord, that alone is acceptable. I am a sacrifice to Your Will. Poor Nanak is Your slave, Your humble servant. Save me, O my Lord God Master!
|| 4 || 1 || 22 || DHANAASAREE, FIFTH MEHL: I am meek and poor; the Name of God is my only Support. The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is my occupation and earnings. I gather only the Lord’s Name. It is useful in both this world and the next.
|| 1 || Imbued with the Love of the Lord God’s Infinite Name, the Holy Saints sing the Glorious Praises of the One Lord, the Formless Lord. || Pause || The Glory of the Holy Saints comes from their total humility. The Saints realize that their greatness rests in the Praises of the Lord. Meditating on the Lord of the Universe, the Saints are in bliss. The Saints find peace, and their anxieties are dispelled.
|| 2 || Wherever the Holy Saints gather, there they sing the Praises of the Lord, in music and poetry. In the Society of the Saints, there is bliss and peace. They alone obtain this Society, upon whose foreheads such destiny is written.
|| 3 || With my palms pressed together, I offer my prayer. I wash their feet, and chant the Praises of the Lord, the treasure of virtue. O God, merciful and compassionate, let me remain in Your Presence. Nanak lives, in the dust of the Saints. ||

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March 25, 2016, Friday

Posted March 25, 2016 by hukam
Categories: Hukam

MARU, SOLAHAS, FOURTH MEHL:ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU: 
The Lord Lord Himself is the One who exalts and embellishes. Do not consider any other work. The True Lord abides deep within the heart of the Gurmukh, who intuitively merges in the True Lord.
|| 1 || The True Lord dwells within the minds of all. By Guru’s Grace, they are intuitively absorbed in Him. Calling out, “Guru, Guru”, I have found eternal peace; my consciousness is focused on the Guru’s feet.
|| 2 || The True Guru is spiritual wisdom; the True Guru is worship and adoration. I serve the True Guru, and no other. From the True Guru, I have obtained the wealth, the jewel of the Naam. Service to the True Guru is pleasing to me.
|| 3 || Without the True Guru, those who are attached to duality come and go, and wander in reincarnation; these unfortunate ones die. O Nanak, even after they are emancipated, those who become Gurmukh remain in the Guru’s Sanctuary.
|| 4 || The love of the Gurmukh is forever true. I beg for the invaluable Naam, the Name of the Lord, from the Guru. O Dear Lord, please be kind, and grant Your Grace; please keep me in the Guru’s Sanctuary.
|| 5 || The True Guru trickles the Ambrosial Nectar into my mouth. My Tenth Gate has been opened and revealed. The unstruck sound current of the Shabad vibrates and resounds there, with the melody of the Guru’s Bani; one is easily, intuitively absorbed in the Lord.
|| 6 || Those who are so pre-ordained by the Creator, pass their nights and days calling on the Guru. Without the True Guru, no one understands; focus your consciousness on the Guru’s Feet.
|| 7 || The Lord Himself blesses those with whom He is pleased. The Gurmukh receives the wealth of the Naam. When the Lord grants His Grace, He bestows the Naam; Nanak is immersed and absorbed in the Naam.
|| 8 || The jewel of spiritual wisdom is revealed within the mind. The wealth of the Naam is easily, intuitively received. This glorious greatness is obtained from the Guru; I am forever a sacrifice to the True Guru.
|| 9 || With the rising of the sun, the darkness of the night is dispelled. Spiritual ignorance is eradicated, by the priceless jewel of the Guru. The True Guru is the fantastically valuable jewel of spiritual wisdom; blessed by God’s Mercy, peace is found.
|| 10 || The Gurmukh obtains the Naam, and his good reputation increases. Imbued with the Naam, the Name of the Lord, he finds peace. He remains lovingly focused on the Naam.
|| 11 || The Gurmukh receives the Naam. In intuitive peace he wakes, and in intuitive peace he sleeps.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Posted March 11, 2016 by hukam
Categories: Hukam

|| 4 || 1 || 7 || 58 || GAUREE:

Like the monkey with a handful of grain, who will not let go because of greed – just so, all the deeds committed in greed ultimately become a noose around one’s neck. || 1 || Without devotional worship, human life passes away in vain. Without the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, without vibrating and meditating on the Lord God, one does not abide in Truth. || 1 || Pause ||

Like the flower which blossoms in the wilderness with no one to enjoy its fragrance, so do people wander in reincarnation; over and over again, they are destroyed by Death. || 2 || This wealth, youth, children and spouse which the Lord has given you – this is all just a passing show. Those who are caught and entangled in these are carried away by sensual desire. || 3 || Age is the fire, and the body is the house of straw; on all four sides, this play is being played out. Says Kabeer, to cross over the terriffying world-ocean, I have taken to the Shelter of the True Guru.

|| 4 || 1 || 8 || 59 || GAUREE: The water of the sperm is cloudy, and the egg of the ovary is crimson. From this clay, the puppet is fashioned. || 1 || I am nothing, and nothing is mine. This body, wealth, and all delicacies are Yours, O Lord of the Universe. || 1 || Pause ||

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