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
Categories: Hukam

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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Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Posted November 17, 2016 by hukam
Categories: Hukam

ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD.
TRUTH IS THE NAME.

CREATIVE BEING PERSONIFIED. NO FEAR. NO HATRED.

IMAGE OF THE UNDYING. BEYOND BIRTH. SELF-EXISTENT.

BY GURU’S GRACE:

RAAG AASAA, FIRST MEHL, FIRST HOUSE, SO DAR ~ THAT GATE:

What is that Gate, and what is that Home, in which You sit and take care of all? Countless musical instruments of so many various kinds vibrate there for You; so many are the musicians there for You. There are so many Ragas there for You, along with their accompanying harmonies; so many minstrels sing to You. The winds sing to You, as do water and fire; the Righteous Judge of Dharma sings at Your Door. Chitar and Gupat, the recording angels of the conscious and the subconscious, sing to You; they know, and they write, and on the basis of what they write, the Lord of Dharma passes judgement. Shiva and Brahma and the Goddess Parvaati, so beautiful and ever adorned by You, sing to You. The Indras, seated upon their celestial thrones, with the deities at Your Gate, sing to You. The Siddhas in Samaadhi sing to You, and the Holy Saints, in their contemplative meditation, sing to You. The celibates, the truthful and the patient beings sing to You, and the mighty warriors sing to You. The scholarly Pandits sing to You, along with the holy Rishis and the readers of the Vedas throughout the ages. The Mohinis, the heavenly beauties who entice the heart in paradise, in this world and in the nether regions, sing to You. The fourteen priceless jewels created by You, and the sixty-eight holy places of pilgrimage, sing to You. The mighty warriors and the divine heroes sing to You, and the four sources of creation sing to You. The continents, the worlds and the solar systems, created and installed by Your Hand, sing to You. They alone sing to You, who are pleasing to Your Will, and who are imbued with the nectar of Your devotional worship. So many others sing to You, they do not come into my mind; how can Nanak think of them? That Lord and Master – He is True, forever True; He is True, and True is His Name. He who created the creation is True, and He shall always be True; He shall not depart, even when when the creation departs. He created the world of Maya with its various colors and species. Having created the creation, He Himself watches over it, as it pleases His Greatness. Whatever pleases Him, that is what He does.

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Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Posted November 10, 2016 by hukam
Categories: Hukam

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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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Posted November 3, 2016 by hukam
Categories: Hukam

ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD.
TRUTH IS THE NAME.
CREATIVE BEING PERSONIFIED. NO FEAR. NO HATRED.
IMAGE OF THE UNDYING. BEYOND BIRTH. SELF-EXISTENT.
BY GURU’S GRACE:
RAAG SOOHEE, FIRST MEHL, CHAU-PADAS, FIRST HOUSE:
Wash the vessel, sit down and anoint it with fragrance; then, go out and get the milk. Add the rennet of clear consciousness to the milk of good deeds, and then, free of desire, let it curdle. || 1 ||

Chant the Name of the One Lord. All other actions are fruitless. || 1 ||

Pause || Let your mind be the handles, and then churn it, without sleeping. If you chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord ,with your tongue, then the curd will be churned. In this way, the Ambrosial Nectar is obtained. || 2 ||

Wash your mind in the pool of Truth, and let it be the vessel of the Lord; let this be your offering to please Him. That humble servant who dedicates and offers his life, and who serves in this way, remains absorbed in his Lord and Master. || 3 ||

The speakers speak and speak and speak, and then they depart. There is no other to compare to You. Servant Nanak, lacking devotion, humbly prays: may I sing the Praises of the True Lord. || 4 || 1 ||

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Saturday October 29, 2016

Posted October 29, 2016 by hukam
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 Peace is enjoyed, meeting the Guru, the Spiritual Teacher. The Lord is the only Master; He is the only Minister. || 5 || The world is held in bondage; he alone is emancipated, who conquers his ego. How rare in the world is that wise person, who practices this. How rare in this world is that scholar who reflects upon this. Without meeting the True Guru, all wander in ego. || 6 || The world is unhappy; only a few are happy. The world is diseased, from its indulgences; it weeps over its lost virtue. The world wells up, and then subsides, losing its honor. He alone, who becomes Gurmukh, understands. || 7 || His price is so costly; His weight is unbearable. He is immovable and undeceivable; enshrine Him in your mind, through the Guru’s Teachings. Meet Him through love, become pleasing to Him, and act in fear of Him. Nanak the lowly says this, after deep contemplation. || 8 || 3 || AASAA, FIRST MEHL: When someone dies, the five passions meet and mourn his death. Overcoming self-conceit, he washes off his filth with the Word of the Shabad. One who knows and understands, enters the home of peace and poise. Without understanding, he loses all his honor. || 1 || Who dies, and who weeps for him? O Lord, Creator, Cause of causes, You are over the heads of all. || 1 || Pause || Who weeps over the pain of the dead? Those who weep, do so over their own troubles. God knows the condition of those who are so affected. Whatever the Creator does, comes to pass. || 2 || One who remains dead while yet alive, is saved, and saves others as well. Celebrate the Victory of the Lord; taking to His Sanctuary, the supreme status is obtained. I am a sacrifice to the feet of the True Guru. The Guru is the boat; through the Shabad of His Word, the terrifying world-ocean is crossed over. || 3 || He Himself is Fearless; His Divine Light is contained in all. Without the Name, the world is defiled and untouchable. Through evil-mindedness, they are ruined; why should they cry out and weep? They are born only to die, without hearing the music of devotional worship. || 4 || Only one’s true friends mourn one’s death. Those under the sway of the three dispositions continue to mourn on and on. Disregarding pain and pleasure, center your consciousness on the Lord. Dedicate your body and mind to the Love of the Lord. || 5 || The One Lord dwells within the various and countless beings. There are so many rituals and religious faiths, their number is innumerable. Without the Fear of God, and devotional worship, one’s life is in vain. Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, the supreme wealth is obtained. || 6 || He Himself dies, and He Himself kills. He Himself establishes, and having established, disestablishes. He created the Universe, and by His Divine Nature, instilled His Divine Light into it. One who reflects upon the Word of the Shabad, meets the Lord, without doubt. || 7 || Pollution is the burning fire, which is consuming the world. Pollution is in the water, upon the land, and everywhere. O Nanak, people are born and die in pollution. By Guru’s Grace, they drink in the Lord’s sublime elixir. || 8 || 4 || AASAA, FIRST MEHL: One who contemplates his own self, tests the worth of the jewel. With a single glance, the Perfect Guru saves him. When the Guru is pleased, one’s mind comforts itself. || 1 || He is such a banker, who tests us. By His True Glance of Grace, we are blessed with the Love of the One Lord, and are saved. || 1 || Pause || The capital of the Naam is immaculate and sublime. That peddler is rendered pure, who is imbued with the Truth. Praising the Lord, in the house of poise, he attains the Guru, the Creator. || 2 || One who burns away hope and desire through the Word of the Shabad, chants the Lord’s Name, and inspires others to chant it as well.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Posted October 28, 2016 by hukam
Categories: Hukam

SORAT’H, FIFTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE, DU-PADAS:ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:

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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