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gauVI suKmnI mÚ 5 ]

ga-orhee sukhmanee mehlaa 5.

Gauree Sukhmani, Fifth Mehl,

sloku ]



<> siqgur pRswid ]

ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Awid gurey nmh ]

aad gur-ay namah.

I bow to the Primal Guru.

jugwid gurey nmh ]

jugaad gur-ay namah.

I bow to the Guru of the ages.

siqgurey nmh ]

satgur-ay namah.

I bow to the True Guru.

sRI gurdyvey nmh ]1]

saree gurdayv-ay namah. ||1||

I bow to the Great, Divine Guru. ||1||

AstpdI ]



ismrau ismir ismir suKu pwvau ]

simra-o simar simar sukh paava-o.

Meditate, meditate, meditate in remembrance of Him, and find peace.

kil klys qn mwih imtwvau ]

kal kalays tan maahi mitaava-o.

Worry and anguish shall be dispelled from your body.

ismrau jwsu ibsuMBr eykY ]

simra-o jaas bisumbhar aykai.

Remember in praise the One who pervades the whole Universe.

nwmu jpq Agnq AnykY ]

naam japat agnat anaykai.

His Name is chanted by countless people, in so many ways.

byd purwn isMimRiq suDwK´r ]

bayd puraan simrit suDhaakh-yar.

The Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees, the purest of utterances,

kIny rwm nwm iek AwK´r ]

keenay raam naam ik aakh-yar.

were created from the One Word of the Name of the Lord.

iknkw eyk ijsu jIA bswvY ]

kinkaa ayk jis jee-a basaavai.

That one, in whose soul the One Lord dwells

qw kI mihmw gnI n AwvY ]

taa kee mahimaa ganee na aavai.

- the praises of his glory cannot be recounted.

kWKI eykY drs quhwro ]

kaaN khee aykai daras tuhaaro.

Those who yearn only for the blessing of Your Darshan

nwnk aun sMig moih auDwro ]1]

naanak un sang mohi uDhaaro. ||1||

- Nanak: save me along with them! ||1||

suKmnI suK AMimRq pRB nwmu ]

sukhmanee sukh amrit parabh naam.

Sukhmani: Peace of Mind, the Nectar of the Name of God.

Bgq jnw kY min ibsRwm ] rhwau ]

bhagat janaa kai man bisraam. rahaa-o.

The minds of the devotees abide in a joyful peace. ||Pause||

pRB kY ismrin griB n bsY ]

parabh kai simran garabh na basai.

Remembering God, one does not have to enter into the womb again.

pRB kY ismrin dUKu jmu nsY ]

parabh kai simran dookh jam nasai.

Remembering God, the pain of death is dispelled.

pRB kY ismrin kwlu prhrY ]

parabh kai simran kaal parharai.

Remembering God, death is eliminated.

pRB kY ismrin dusmnu trY ]

parabh kai simran dusman tarai.

Remembering God, one's enemies are repelled.

pRB ismrq kCu ibGnu n lwgY ]

parabh simrat kachh bighan na laagai.

Remembering God, no obstacles are met.

pRB kY ismrin Anidnu jwgY ]

parabh kai simran an-din jaagai.

Remembering God, one remains awake and aware, night and day.

pRB kY ismrin Bau n ibAwpY ]

parabh kai simran bha-o na bi-aapai.

Remembering God, one is not touched by fear.

pRB kY ismrin duKu n sMqwpY ]

parabh kai simran dukh na santaapai.

Remembering God, one does not suffer sorrow.

pRB kw ismrnu swD kY sMig ]

parabh kaa simran saaDh kai sang.

The meditative remembrance of God is in the Company of the Holy.

srb inDwn nwnk hir rMig ]2]

sarab niDhaan naanak har rang. ||2||

All treasures, O Nanak, are in the Love of the Lord. ||2||

pRB kY ismrin iriD isiD nau iniD ]

parabh kai simran riDh siDh na-o niDh.

In the remembrance of God are wealth, miraculous spiritual powers and the nine treasures.

pRB kY ismrin igAwnu iDAwnu qqu buiD ]

parabh kai simran gi-aan Dhi-aan tat buDh.

In the remembrance of God are knowledge, meditation and the essence of wisdom.

pRB kY ismrin jp qp pUjw ]

parabh kai simran jap tap poojaa.

In the remembrance of God are chanting, intense meditation and devotional worship.

pRB kY ismrin ibnsY dUjw ]

parabh kai simran binsai doojaa.

In the remembrance of God, duality is removed.

pRB kY ismrin qIrQ iesnwnI ]

parabh kai simran tirath isnaanee.

In the remembrance of God are purifying baths at sacred shrines of pilgrimage.

pRB kY ismrin drgh mwnI ]

parabh kai simran dargeh maanee.

In the remembrance of God, one attains honor in the Court of the Lord.

pRB kY ismrin hoie su Blw ]

parabh kai simran ho-ay so bhalaa.

In the remembrance of God, one becomes good.

pRB kY ismrin suPl Plw ]

parabh kai simran sufal falaa.

In the remembrance of God, one flowers in fruition.

sy ismrih ijn Awip ismrwey ]

say simrahi jin aap simraa-ay.

They alone remember Him in meditation, whom He inspires to meditate.

nwnk qw kY lwgau pwey ]3]

naanak taa kai laaga-o paa-ay. ||3||

Nanak grasps the feet of those humble beings. ||3||

pRB kw ismrnu sB qy aUcw ]

parabh kaa simran sabh tay oochaa.

The remembrance of God is the highest and most exalted of all.

pRB kY ismrin auDry mUcw ]

parabh kai simran uDhray moochaa.

In the remembrance of God, many are saved.

pRB kY ismrin iqRsnw buJY ]

parabh kai simran tarisnaa bujhai.

In the remembrance of God, thirst is quenched.

pRB kY ismrin sBu ikCu suJY ]

parabh kai simran sabh kichh sujhai.

In the remembrance of God, all things are known.

pRB kY ismrin nwhI jm qRwsw ]

parabh kai simran naahee jam taraasaa.

In the remembrance of God, there is no fear of death.

pRB kY ismrin pUrn Awsw ]

parabh kai simran pooran aasaa.

In the remembrance of God, hopes are fulfilled.

pRB kY ismrin mn kI mlu jwie ]

parabh kai simran man kee mal jaa-ay.

In the remembrance of God, the filth of the mind is removed.

AMimRq nwmu ird mwih smwie ]

amrit naam rid maahi samaa-ay.

The Ambrosial Naam, the Name of the Lord, is absorbed into the heart.

pRB jI bsih swD kI rsnw ]

parabh jee baseh saaDh kee rasnaa.

God abides upon the tongues of His Saints.

nwnk jn kw dwsin dsnw ]4]

naanak jan kaa daasan dasnaa. ||4||

Nanak is the servant of the slave of His slaves. ||4||

pRB kau ismrih sy DnvMqy ]

parabh ka-o simrahi say Dhanvantay.

Those who remember God are wealthy.

pRB kau ismrih sy piqvMqy ]

parabh ka-o simrahi say pativantay.

Those who remember God are honorable.

pRB kau ismrih sy jn prvwn ]

parabh ka-o simrahi say jan parvaan.

Those who remember God are approved.

pRB kau ismrih sy purK pRDwn ]

parabh ka-o simrahi say purakh parDhaan.

Those who remember God are the most distinguished persons.

pRB kau ismrih is bymuhqwjy ]

parabh ka-o simrahi se baymuhtaajay.

Those who remember God are not lacking.

pRB kau ismrih is srb ky rwjy ]

parabh ka-o simrahi se sarab kay raajay.

Those who remember God are the rulers of all.

pRB kau ismrih sy suKvwsI ]

parabh ka-o simrahi say sukhvaasee.

Those who remember God dwell in peace.

pRB kau ismrih sdw AibnwsI ]

parabh ka-o simrahi sadaa abhinaasee.

Those who remember God are immortal and eternal.

ismrn qy lwgy ijn Awip dieAwlw ]

simran tay laagay jin aap da-i-aalaa.

They alone hold to the remembrance of Him, unto whom He Himself shows His Mercy.

nwnk jn kI mMgY rvwlw ]5]

naanak jan kee mangai ravaalaa. ||5||

Nanak begs for the dust of their feet. ||5||

pRB kau ismrih sy praupkwrI ]

parabh ka-o simrahi say par-upkaaree.

Those who remember God generously help others.

pRB kau ismrih iqn sd bilhwrI ]

parabh ka-o simrahi tin sad balihaaree.

Those who remember God - to them, I am forever a sacrifice.

pRB kau ismrih sy muK suhwvy ]

parabh ka-o simrahi say mukh suhaavay.

Those who remember God - their faces are beautiful.

pRB kau ismrih iqn sUiK ibhwvY ]

parabh ka-o simrahi tin sookh bihaavai.

Those who remember God abide in peace.

pRB kau ismrih iqn Awqmu jIqw ]

parabh ka-o simrahi tin aatam jeetaa.

Those who remember God conquer their souls.

pRB kau ismrih iqn inrml rIqw ]

parabh ka-o simrahi tin nirmal reetaa.

Those who remember God have a pure and spotless lifestyle.

pRB kau ismrih iqn And Gnyry ]

parabh ka-o simrahi tin anad ghanayray.

Those who remember God experience all sorts of joys.

pRB kau ismrih bsih hir nyry ]

parabh ka-o simrahi baseh har nayray.

Those who remember God abide near the Lord.

sMq ik®pw qy Anidnu jwig ]

sant kirpaa tay an-din jaag.

By the Grace of the Saints, one remains awake and aware, night and day.

nwnk ismrnu pUrY Bwig ]6]

naanak simran poorai bhaag. ||6||

O Nanak, this meditative remembrance comes only by perfect destiny. ||6||

pRB kY ismrin kwrj pUry ]

parabh kai simran kaaraj pooray.

Remembering God, one's works are accomplished.

pRB kY ismrin kbhu n JUry ]

parabh kai simran kabahu na jhooray.

Remembering God, one never grieves.

pRB kY ismrin hir gun bwnI ]

parabh kai simran har gun baanee.

Remembering God, one speaks the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

pRB kY ismrin shij smwnI ]

parabh kai simran sahj samaanee.

Remembering God, one is absorbed into the state of intuitive ease.

pRB kY ismrin inhcl Awsnu ]

parabh kai simran nihchal aasan.

Remembering God, one attains the unchanging position.

pRB kY ismrin kml ibgwsnu ]

parabh kai simran kamal bigaasan.

Remembering God, the heart-lotus blossoms forth.

pRB kY ismrin Anhd Junkwr ]

parabh kai simran anhad jhunkaar.

Remembering God, the unstruck melody vibrates.

suKu pRB ismrn kw AMqu n pwr ]

sukh parabh simran kaa ant na paar.

The peace of the meditative remembrance of God has no end or limitation.

ismrih sy jn ijn kau pRB mieAw ]

simrahi say jan jin ka-o parabh ma-i-aa.

They alone remember Him, upon whom God bestows His Grace.

nwnk iqn jn srnI pieAw ]7]

naanak tin jan sarnee pa-i-aa. ||7||

Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of those humble beings. ||7||

hir ismrnu kir Bgq pRgtwey ]

har simran kar bhagat pargataa-ay.

Remembering the Lord, His devotees are famous and radiant.

hir ismrin lig byd aupwey ]

har simran lag bayd upaa-ay.

Remembering the Lord, the Vedas were composed.

hir ismrin Bey isD jqI dwqy ]

har simran bha-ay siDh jatee daatay.

Remembering the Lord, we become Siddhas, celibates and givers.

hir ismrin nIc chu kuMt jwqy ]

har simran neech chahu kunt jaatay.

Remembering the Lord, the lowly become known in all four directions.

hir ismrin DwrI sB Drnw ]

har simran Dhaaree sabh Dharnaa.

For the remembrance of the Lord, the whole world was established.

ismir ismir hir kwrn krnw ]

simar simar har kaaran karnaa.

Remember, remember in meditation the Lord, the Creator, the Cause of causes.

hir ismrin kIE sgl Akwrw ]

har simran kee-o sagal akaaraa.

For the remembrance of the Lord, He created the whole creation.

hir ismrn mih Awip inrMkwrw ]

har simran meh aap nirankaaraa.

In the remembrance of the Lord, He Himself is Formless.

kir ikrpw ijsu Awip buJwieAw ]

kar kirpaa jis aap bujhaa-i-aa.

By His Grace, He Himself bestows understanding.

nwnk gurmuiK hir ismrnu iqin pwieAw ]8]1]

naanak gurmukh har simran tin paa-i-aa. ||8||1||

O Nanak, the Gurmukh attains the remembrance of the Lord. ||8||1||

sloku ]



dIn drd duK BMjnw Git Git nwQ AnwQ ]

deen darad dukh bhanjnaa ghat ghat naath anaath.

O Destroyer of the pains and the suffering of the poor, O Master of each and every heart, O Masterless One:

srix qum@wrI AwieE nwnk ky pRB swQ ]1]

saran tumHaaree aa-i-o naanak kay parabh saath. ||1||

I have come seeking Your Sanctuary. O God, please be with Nanak! ||1||

AstpdI ]



jh mwq ipqw suq mIq n BweI ]

jah maat pitaa sut meet na bhaa-ee.

Where there is no mother, father, children, friends or siblings

mn aUhw nwmu qyrY sMig shweI ]

man oohaa naam tayrai sang sahaa-ee.

- O my mind, there, only the Naam, the Name of the Lord, shall be with you as your help and support.

jh mhw BieAwn dUq jm dlY ]

jah mahaa bha-i-aan doot jam dalai.

Where the great and terrible Messenger of Death shall try to crush you,

qh kyvl nwmu sMig qyrY clY ]

tah kayval naam sang tayrai chalai.

there, only the Naam shall go along with you.

jh muskl hovY Aiq BwrI ]

jah muskal hovai at bhaaree.

Where the obstacles are so very heavy,

hir ko nwmu iKn mwih auDwrI ]

har ko naam khin maahi uDhaaree.

the Name of the Lord shall rescue you in an instant.

Aink punhcrn krq nhI qrY ]

anik punahcharan karat nahee tarai.

By performing countless religious rituals, you shall not be saved.

hir ko nwmu koit pwp prhrY ]

har ko naam kot paap parharai.

The Name of the Lord washes off millions of sins.

gurmuiK nwmu jphu mn myry ]

gurmukh naam japahu man mayray.

As Gurmukh, chant the Naam, O my mind.

nwnk pwvhu sUK Gnyry ]1]

naanak paavhu sookh ghanayray. ||1||

O Nanak, you shall obtain countless joys. ||1||

sgl isRsit ko rwjw duKIAw ]

sagal sarisat ko raajaa dukhee-aa.

The rulers of the all the world are unhappy;

hir kw nwmu jpq hoie suKIAw ]

har kaa naam japat ho-ay sukhee-aa.

one who chants the Name of the Lord becomes happy.

lwK krorI bMDu n prY ]

laakh karoree banDh na parai.

Acquiring hundreds of thousands and millions, your desires shall not be contained.

hir kw nwmu jpq insqrY ]

har kaa naam japat nistarai.

Chanting the Name of the Lord, you shall find release.

Aink mwieAw rMg iqK n buJwvY ]

anik maa-i-aa rang tikh na bujhaavai.

By the countless pleasures of Maya, your thirst shall not be quenched.

hir kw nwmu jpq AwGwvY ]

har kaa naam japat aaghaavai.

Chanting the Name of the Lord, you shall be satisfied.

ijh mwrig iehu jwq iekylw ]

jih maarag ih jaat ikaylaa.

Upon that path where you must go all alone,

qh hir nwmu sMig hoq suhylw ]

tah har naam sang hot suhaylaa.

there, only the Lord's Name shall go with you to sustain you.

AYsw nwmu mn sdw iDAweIAY ]

aisaa naam man sadaa Dhi-aa-ee-ai.

On such a Name, O my mind, meditate forever.

nwnk gurmuiK prm giq pweIAY ]2]

naanak gurmukh param gat paa-ee-ai. ||2||

O Nanak, as Gurmukh, you shall obtain the state of supreme dignity. ||2||

CUtq nhI koit lK bwhI ]

chhootat nahee kot lakh baahee.

You shall not be saved by hundreds of thousands and millions of helping hands.

nwmu jpq qh pwir prwhI ]

naam japat tah paar paraahee.

Chanting the Naam, you shall be lifted up and carried across.

Aink ibGn jh Awie sMGwrY ]

anik bighan jah aa-ay sanghaarai.

Where countless misfortunes threaten to destroy you,

hir kw nwmu qqkwl auDwrY ]

har kaa naam tatkaal uDhaarai.

the Name of the Lord shall rescue you in an instant.

Aink join jnmY mir jwm ]

anik jon janmai mar jaam.

Through countless incarnations, people are born and die.

nwmu jpq pwvY ibsRwm ]

naam japat paavai bisraam.

Chanting the Name of the Lord, you shall come to rest in peace.

hau mYlw mlu kbhu n DovY ]

ha-o mailaa mal kabahu na Dhovai.

The ego is polluted by a filth which can never be washed off.

hir kw nwmu koit pwp KovY ]

har kaa naam kot paap khovai.

The Name of the Lord erases millions of sins.

AYsw nwmu jphu mn rMig ]

aisaa naam japahu man rang.

Chant such a Name with love, O my mind.

nwnk pweIAY swD kY sMig ]3]

naanak paa-ee-ai saaDh kai sang. ||3||

O Nanak, it is obtained in the Company of the Holy. ||3||

ijh mwrg ky gny jwih n kosw ]

jih maarag kay ganay jaahi na kosaa.

On that path where the miles cannot be counted,

hir kw nwmu aUhw sMig qosw ]

har kaa naam oohaa sang tosaa.

there, the Name of the Lord shall be your sustenance.

ijh pYfY mhw AMD gubwrw ]

jih paidai mahaa anDh gubaaraa.

On that journey of total, pitch-black darkness,

hir kw nwmu sMig aujIAwrw ]

har kaa naam sang ujee-aaraa.

the Name of the Lord shall be the Light with you.

jhw pMiQ qyrw ko n is\wnU ]

jahaa panth tayraa ko na sinjaanoo.

On that journey where no one knows you,

hir kw nwmu qh nwil pCwnU ]

har kaa naam tah naal pachhaanoo.

with the Name of the Lord, you shall be recognized.

jh mhw BieAwn qpiq bhu Gwm ]

jah mahaa bha-i-aan tapat baho ghaam.

Where there is awesome and terrible heat and blazing sunshine,

qh hir ky nwm kI qum aUpir Cwm ]

tah har kay naam kee tum oopar chhaam.

there, the Name of the Lord will give you shade.

jhw iqRKw mn quJu AwkrKY ]

jahaa tarikhaa man tujh aakrakhai.

Where thirst, O my mind, torments you to cry out,

qh nwnk hir hir AMimRqu brKY ]4]

tah naanak har har amrit barkhai. ||4||

there, O Nanak, the Ambrosial Name, Har, Har, shall rain down upon you. ||4||

Bgq jnw kI brqin nwmu ]

bhagat janaa kee bartan naam.

Unto the devotee, the Naam is an article of daily use.

sMq jnw kY min ibsRwmu ]

sant janaa kai man bisraam.

The minds of the humble Saints are at peace.

hir kw nwmu dws kI Et ]

har kaa naam daas kee ot.

The Name of the Lord is the Support of His servants.

hir kY nwim auDry jn koit ]

har kai naam uDhray jan kot.

By the Name of the Lord, millions have been saved.

hir jsu krq sMq idnu rwiq ]

har jas karat sant din raat.

The Saints chant the Praises of the Lord, day and night.

hir hir AauKDu swD kmwiq ]

har har a-ukhaDh saaDh kamaat.

Har, Har - the Lord's Name - the Holy use it as their healing medicine.

hir jn kY hir nwmu inDwnu ]

har jan kai har naam niDhaan.

The Lord's Name is the treasure of the Lord's servant.

pwrbRhim jn kIno dwn ]

paarbarahm jan keeno daan.

The Supreme Lord God has blessed His humble servant with this gift.

mn qn rMig rqy rMg eykY ]

man tan rang ratay rang aykai.

Mind and body are imbued with ecstasy in the Love of the One Lord.

nwnk jn kY ibriq ibbykY ]5]

naanak jan kai birat bibaykai. ||5||

O Nanak, careful and discerning understanding is the way of the Lord's humble servant. ||5||

hir kw nwmu jn kau mukiq jugiq ]

har kaa naam jan ka-o mukat jugat.

The Name of the Lord is the path of liberation for His humble servants.

hir kY nwim jn kau iqRpiq Bugiq ]

har kai naam jan ka-o taripat bhugat.

With the food of the Name of the Lord, His servants are satisfied.

hir kw nwmu jn kw rUp rMgu ]

har kaa naam jan kaa roop rang.

The Name of the Lord is the beauty and delight of His servants.

hir nwmu jpq kb prY n BMgu ]

har naam japat kab parai na bhang.

Chanting the Lord's Name, one is never blocked by obstacles.

hir kw nwmu jn kI vifAweI ]

har kaa naam jan kee vadi-aa-ee.

The Name of the Lord is the glorious greatness of His servants.

hir kY nwim jn soBw pweI ]

har kai naam jan sobhaa paa-ee.

Through the Name of the Lord, His servants obtain honor.

hir kw nwmu jn kau Bog jog ]

har kaa naam jan ka-o bhog jog.

The Name of the Lord is the enjoyment and Yoga of His servants.

hir nwmu jpq kCu nwih ibEgu ]

har naam japat kachh naahi bi-og.

Chanting the Lord's Name, there is no separation from Him.

jnu rwqw hir nwm kI syvw ]

jan raataa har naam kee sayvaa.

His servants are imbued with the service of the Lord's Name.

nwnk pUjY hir hir dyvw ]6]

naanak poojai har har dayvaa. ||6||

O Nanak, worship the Lord, the Lord Divine, Har, Har. ||6||

hir hir jn kY mwlu KjInw ]

har har jan kai maal khajeenaa.

The Lord's Name, Har, Har, is the treasure of wealth of His servants.

hir Dnu jn kau Awip pRiB dInw ]

har Dhan jan ka-o aap parabh deenaa.

The treasure of the Lord has been bestowed on His servants by God Himself.

hir hir jn kY Et sqwxI ]

har har jan kai ot sataanee.

The Lord, Har, Har is the All-powerful Protection of His servants.

hir pRqwip jn Avr n jwxI ]

har partaap jan avar na jaanee.

His servants know no other than the Lord's Magnificence.

Eiq poiq jn hir ris rwqy ]

ot pot jan har ras raatay.

Through and through, His servants are imbued with the Lord's Love.

suMn smwiD nwm rs mwqy ]

sunn samaaDh naam ras maatay.

In deepest Samaadhi, they are intoxicated with the essence of the Naam.

AwT phr jnu hir hir jpY ]

aath pahar jan har har japai.

Twenty-four hours a day, His servants chant Har, Har.

hir kw Bgqu pRgt nhI CpY ]

har kaa bhagat pargat nahee chhapai.

The devotees of the Lord are known and respected; they do not hide in secrecy.

hir kI Bgiq mukiq bhu kry ]

har kee bhagat mukat baho karay.

Through devotion to the Lord, many have been liberated.

nwnk jn sMig kyqy qry ]7]

naanak jan sang kaytay taray. ||7||

O Nanak, along with His servants, many others are saved. ||7||

pwrjwqu iehu hir ko nwm ]

paarjaat ih har ko naam.

This Elysian Tree of miraculous powers is the Name of the Lord.

kwmDyn hir hir gux gwm ]

kaamDhayn har har gun gaam.

The Khaamadhayn, the cow of miraculous powers, is the singing of the Glory of the Lord's Name, Har, Har.

sB qy aUqm hir kI kQw ]

sabh tay ootam har kee kathaa.

Highest of all is the Lord's Speech.

nwmu sunq drd duK lQw ]

naam sunat darad dukh lathaa.

Hearing the Naam, pain and sorrow are removed.

nwm kI mihmw sMq ird vsY ]

naam kee mahimaa sant rid vasai.

The Glory of the Naam abides in the hearts of His Saints.

sMq pRqwip durqu sBu nsY ]

sant partaap durat sabh nasai.

By the Saint's kind intervention, all guilt is dispelled.

sMq kw sMgu vfBwgI pweIAY ]

sant kaa sang vadbhaagee paa-ee-ai.

The Society of the Saints is obtained by great good fortune.

sMq kI syvw nwmu iDAweIAY ]

sant kee sayvaa naam Dhi-aa-ee-ai.

Serving the Saint, one meditates on the Naam.

nwm quil kCu Avru n hoie ]

naam tul kachh avar na ho-ay.

There is nothing equal to the Naam.

nwnk gurmuiK nwmu pwvY jnu koie ]8]2]

naanak gurmukh naam paavai jan ko-ay. ||8||2||

O Nanak, rare are those, who, as Gurmukh, obtain the Naam. ||8||2||

sloku ]



bhu swsqR bhu isimRqI pyKy srb FFoil ]

baho saastar baho simritee paykhay sarab dhadhol.

The many Shaastras and the many Simritees - I have seen and searched through them all.

pUjis nwhI hir hry nwnk nwm Amol ]1]

poojas naahee har haray naanak naam amol. ||1||

They are not equal to Har, Haray - O Nanak, the Lord's Invaluable Name. ||1||

AstpdI ]



jwp qwp igAwn siB iDAwn ]

jaap taap gi-aan sabh Dhi-aan.

Chanting, intense meditation, spiritual wisdom and all meditations;

Kt swsqR isimRiq viKAwn ]

khat saastar simrit vakhi-aan.

the six schools of philosophy and sermons on the scriptures;

jog AiBAws krm DRm ikirAw ]

jog abhi-aas karam Dharam kiri-aa.

the practice of Yoga and righteous conduct;

sgl iqAwig bn mDy iPirAw ]

sagal ti-aag ban maDhay firi-aa.

the renunciation of everything and wandering around in the wilderness;

Aink pRkwr kIey bhu jqnw ]

anik parkaar kee-ay baho jatnaa.

the performance of all sorts of works;

puMn dwn homy bhu rqnw ]

punn daan homay baho ratnaa.

donations to charities and offerings of jewels to fire;

srIru ktwie homY kir rwqI ]

sareer kataa-ay homai kar raatee.

cutting the body apart and making the pieces into ceremonial fire offerings;

vrq nym krY bhu BwqI ]

varat naym karai baho bhaatee.

keeping fasts and making vows of all sorts

nhI quil rwm nwm bIcwr ]

nahee tul raam naam beechaar.

- none of these are equal to the contemplation of the Name of the Lord,

nwnk gurmuiK nwmu jpIAY iek bwr ]1]

naanak gurmukh naam japee-ai ik baar. ||1||

O Nanak, if, as Gurmukh, one chants the Naam, even once. ||1||

nau KMf ipRQmI iPrY icru jIvY ]

na-o khand parithmee firai chir jeevai.

You may roam over the nine continents of the world and live a very long life;

mhw audwsu qpIsru QIvY ]

mahaa udaas tapeesar theevai.

you may become a great ascetic and a master of disciplined meditation

Agin mwih homq prwn ]

agan maahi homat paraan.

and burn yourself in fire;

kink AsÍ hYvr BUim dwn ]

kanik asav haivar bhoom daan.

you may give away gold, horses, elephants and land;

inaulI krm krY bhu Awsn ]

ni-ulee karam karai baho aasan.

you may practice techniques of inner cleansing and all sorts of Yogic postures;

jYn mwrg sMjm Aiq swDn ]

jain maarag sanjam at saaDhan.

you may adopt the self-mortifying ways of the Jains and great spiritual disciplines;

inmK inmK kir srIru ktwvY ]

nimakh nimakh kar sareer kataavai.

piece by piece, you may cut your body apart;

qau BI haumY mYlu n jwvY ]

ta-o bhee ha-umai mail na jaavai.

but even so, the filth of your ego shall not depart.

hir ky nwm smsir kCu nwih ]

har kay naam samsar kachh naahi.

There is nothing equal to the Name of the Lord.

nwnk gurmuiK nwmu jpq giq pwih ]2]

naanak gurmukh naam japat gat paahi. ||2||

O Nanak, as Gurmukh, chant the Naam, and obtain salvation. ||2||

mn kwmnw qIrQ dyh CutY ]

man kaamnaa tirath dayh chhutai.

With your mind filled with desire, you may give up your body at a sacred shrine of pilgrimage;

grbu gumwnu n mn qy hutY ]

garab gumaan na man tay hutai.

but even so, egotistical pride shall not be removed from your mind.

soc krY idnsu Aru rwiq ]

soch karai dinas ar raat.

You may practice cleansing day and night,

mn kI mYlu n qn qy jwiq ]

man kee mail na tan tay jaat.

but the filth of your mind shall not leave your body.

iesu dyhI kau bhu swDnw krY ]

is dayhee ka-o baho saaDhnaa karai.

You may subject your body to all sorts of disciplines,

mn qy kbhU n ibiKAw trY ]

man tay kabhoo na bikhi-aa tarai.

but your mind will never be rid of its corruption.

jil DovY bhu dyh AnIiq ]

jal Dhovai baho dayh aneet.

You may wash this transitory body with loads of water,

suD khw hoie kwcI BIiq ]

suDh kahaa ho-ay kaachee bheet.

but how can a wall of mud be washed clean?

mn hir ky nwm kI mihmw aUc ]

man har kay naam kee mahimaa ooch.

O my mind, the Glorious Praise of the Name of the Lord is the highest;

nwnk nwim auDry piqq bhu mUc ]3]

naanak naam uDhray patit baho mooch. ||3||

O Nanak, the Naam has saved so many of the worst sinners. ||3||

bhuqu isAwxp jm kw Bau ibAwpY ]

bahut si-aanap jam kaa bha-o bi-aapai.

Even with great cleverness, the fear of death clings to you.

Aink jqn kir iqRsn nw DRwpY ]

anik jatan kar tarisan naa Dharaapai.

You try all sorts of things, but your thirst is still not satisfied.

ByK Anyk Agin nhI buJY ]

bhaykh anayk agan nahee bujhai.

Wearing various religious robes, the fire is not extinguished.

koit aupwv drgh nhI isJY ]

kot upaav dargeh nahee sijhai.

Even making millions of efforts, you shall not be accepted in the Court of the Lord.

CUtis nwhI aUB pieAwil ]

chhootas naahee oobh pa-i-aal.

You cannot escape to the heavens, or to the nether regions,

moih ibAwpih mwieAw jwil ]

mohi bi-aapahi maa-i-aa jaal.

if you are entangled in emotional attachment and the net of Maya.

Avr krqUiq sglI jmu fwnY ]

avar kartoot saglee jam daanai.

All other efforts are punished by the Messenger of Death,

goivMd Bjn ibnu iqlu nhI mwnY ]

govind bhajan bin til nahee maanai.

which accepts nothing at all, except meditation on the Lord of the Universe.

hir kw nwmu jpq duKu jwie ]

har kaa naam japat dukh jaa-ay.

Chanting the Name of the Lord, sorrow is dispelled.

nwnk bolY shij suBwie ]4]

naanak bolai sahj subhaa-ay. ||4||

O Nanak, chant it with intuitive ease. ||4||

cwir pdwrQ jy ko mwgY ]

chaar padaarath jay ko maagai.

One who prays for the four cardinal blessings

swD jnw kI syvw lwgY ]

saaDh janaa kee sayvaa laagai.

should commit himself to the service of the Saints.

jy ko Awpunw dUKu imtwvY ]

jay ko aapunaa dookh mitaavai.

If you wish to erase your sorrows,

hir hir nwmu irdY sd gwvY ]

har har naam ridai sad gaavai.

sing the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, within your heart.

jy ko ApunI soBw lorY ]

jay ko apunee sobhaa lorai.

If you long for honor for yourself,

swDsMig ieh haumY CorY ]

saaDhsang ih ha-umai chhorai.

then renounce your ego in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

jy ko jnm mrx qy frY ]

jay ko janam maran tay darai.

If you fear the cycle of birth and death,

swD jnw kI srnI prY ]

saaDh janaa kee sarnee parai.

then seek the Sanctuary of the Holy.

ijsu jn kau pRB drs ipAwsw ]

jis jan ka-o parabh daras pi-aasaa.

Those who thirst for the Blessed Vision of God's Darshan

nwnk qw kY bil bil jwsw ]5]

naanak taa kai bal bal jaasaa. ||5||

- Nanak is a sacrifice, a sacrifice to them. ||5||

sgl purK mih purKu pRDwnu ]

sagal purakh meh purakh parDhaan.

Among all persons, the supreme person is the one

swDsMig jw kw imtY AiBmwnu ]

saaDhsang jaa kaa mitai abhimaan.

who gives up his egotistical pride in the Company of the Holy.

Awps kau jo jwxY nIcw ]

aapas ka-o jo jaanai neechaa.

One who sees himself as lowly,

soaU gnIAY sB qy aUcw ]

so-oo ganee-ai sabh tay oochaa.

shall be accounted as the highest of all.

jw kw mnu hoie sgl kI rInw ]

jaa kaa man ho-ay sagal kee reenaa.

One whose mind is the dust of all,

hir hir nwmu iqin Git Git cInw ]

har har naam tin ghat ghat cheenaa.

recognizes the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, in each and every heart.

mn Apuny qy burw imtwnw ]

man apunay tay buraa mitaanaa.

One who eradicates cruelty from within his own mind,

pyKY sgl isRsit swjnw ]

paykhai sagal sarisat saajnaa.

looks upon all the world as his friend.

sUK dUK jn sm idRstyqw ]

sookh dookh jan sam daristaytaa.

One who looks upon pleasure and pain as one and the same,

nwnk pwp puMn nhI lypw ]6]

naanak paap punn nahee laypaa. ||6||

O Nanak, is not affected by sin or virtue. ||6||

inrDn kau Dnu qyro nwau ]

nirDhan ka-o Dhan tayro naa-o.

To the poor, Your Name is wealth.

inQwvy kau nwau qyrw Qwau ]

nithaavay ka-o naa-o tayraa thaa-o.

To the homeless, Your Name is home.

inmwny kau pRB qyro mwnu ]

nimaanay ka-o parabh tayro maan.

To the dishonored, You, O God, are honor.

sgl Gtw kau dyvhu dwnu ]

sagal ghataa ka-o dayvhu daan.

To all, You are the Giver of gifts.

krn krwvnhwr suAwmI ]

karan karaavanhaar su-aamee.

O Creator Lord, Cause of causes, O Lord and Master,

sgl Gtw ky AMqrjwmI ]

sagal ghataa kay antarjaamee.

Inner-knower, Searcher of all hearts:

ApnI giq imiq jwnhu Awpy ]

apnee gat mit jaanhu aapay.

You alone know Your own condition and state.

Awpn sMig Awip pRB rwqy ]

aapan sang aap parabh raatay.

You Yourself, God, are imbued with Yourself.

qum@rI ausqiq qum qy hoie ]

tumHree ustat tum tay ho-ay.

You alone can celebrate Your Praises.

nwnk Avru n jwnis koie ]7]

naanak avar na jaanas ko-ay. ||7||

O Nanak, no one else knows. ||7||

srb Drm mih sRyst Drmu ]

sarab Dharam meh saraysat Dharam.

Of all religions, the best religion

hir ko nwmu jip inrml krmu ]

har ko naam jap nirmal karam.

is to chant the Name of the Lord and maintain pure conduct.

sgl ik®Aw mih aUqm ikirAw ]

sagal kir-aa meh ootam kiri-aa.

Of all religious rituals, the most sublime ritual

swDsMig durmiq mlu ihirAw ]

saaDhsang durmat mal hiri-aa.

is to erase the filth of the dirty mind in the Company of the Holy.

sgl audm mih audmu Blw ]

sagal udam meh udam bhalaa.

Of all efforts, the best effort

hir kw nwmu jphu jIA sdw ]

har kaa naam japahu jee-a sadaa.

is to chant the Name of the Lord in the heart, forever.

sgl bwnI mih AMimRq bwnI ]

sagal baanee meh amrit baanee.

Of all speech, the most ambrosial speech

hir ko jsu suin rsn bKwnI ]

har ko jas sun rasan bakhaanee.

is to hear the Lord's Praise and chant it with the tongue.

sgl Qwn qy Ehu aUqm Qwnu ]

sagal thaan tay oh ootam thaan.

Of all places, the most sublime place,

nwnk ijh Git vsY hir nwmu ]8]3]

naanak jih ghat vasai har naam. ||8||3||

O Nanak, is that heart in which the Name of the Lord abides. ||8||3||

sloku ]



inrgunIAwr ieAwinAw so pRBu sdw smwil ]

nirgunee-aar i-aani-aa so parabh sadaa samaal.

You worthless, ignorant fool - dwell upon God forever.

ijin kIAw iqsu cIiq rKu nwnk inbhI nwil ]1]

jin kee-aa tis cheet rakh naanak nibhee naal. ||1||

Cherish in your consciousness the One who created you; O Nanak, He alone shall go along with you. ||1||

AstpdI ]



rmeIAw ky gun cyiq prwnI ]

rama-ee-aa kay gun chayt paraanee.

Think of the Glory of the All-pervading Lord, O mortal;

kvn mUl qy kvn idRstwnI ]

kavan mool tay kavan daristaanee.

what is your origin, and what is your appearance?

ijin qUM swij svwir sIgwirAw ]

jin tooN saaj savaar seegaari-aa.

He who fashioned, adorned and decorated you

grB Agin mih ijnih aubwirAw ]

garabh agan meh jineh ubaari-aa.

- in the fire of the womb, He preserved you.

bwr ibvsQw quJih ipAwrY dUD ]

baar bivasthaa tujheh pi-aarai dooDh.

In your infancy, He gave you milk to drink.

Bir jobn Bojn suK sUD ]

bhar joban bhojan sukh sooDh.

In the flower of your youth, He gave you food, pleasure and understanding.

ibriD BieAw aUpir swk sYn ] muiK AipAwau bYT kau dYn ]

biraDh bha-i-aa oopar saak sain. mukh api-aa-o baith ka-o dain.

As you grow old, family and friends are there to feed you as you rest.

iehu inrgunu gunu kCU n bUJY ]

ih nirgun gun kachhoo na boojhai.

This worthless person has not appreciated in the least, all the good deeds done for him.

bKis lyhu qau nwnk sIJY ]1]

bakhas layho ta-o naanak seejhai. ||1||

If you bless him with forgiveness, O Nanak, only then will he be saved. ||1||

ijh pRswid Dr aUpir suiK bsih ]

jih parsaad Dhar oopar sukh baseh.

By His Grace, you abide in comfort upon the earth.

suq BRwq mIq binqw sMig hsih ]

sut bharaat meet banitaa sang haseh.

With your children, siblings, friends and spouse, you laugh.

ijh pRswid pIvih sIql jlw ]

jih parsaad peeveh seetal jalaa.

By His Grace, you drink in cool water.

suKdweI pvnu pwvku Amulw ]

sukh-daa-ee pavan paavak amulaa.

You have peaceful breezes and priceless fire.

ijh pRswid Bogih siB rsw ]

jih parsaad bhogeh sabh rasaa.

By His Grace, you enjoy all sorts of pleasures.

sgl smgRI sMig swiQ bsw ]

sagal samagree sang saath basaa.

You are provided with all the necessities of life.

dIny hsq pwv krn nyqR rsnw ]

deenay hasat paav karan naytar rasnaa.

He gave you hands, feet, ears, eyes and tongue,

iqsih iqAwig Avr sMig rcnw ]

tiseh ti-aag avar sang rachnaa.

and yet, you forsake Him and attach yourself to others.

AYsy doK mUV AMD ibAwpy ]

aisay dokh moorh anDh bi-aapay.

Such sinful mistakes cling to the blind fools;

nwnk kwiF lyhu pRB Awpy ]2]

naanak kaadh layho parabh aapay. ||2||

Nanak: uplift and save them, God! ||2||

Awid AMiq jo rwKnhwru ]

aad ant jo raakhanhaar.

From beginning to end, He is our Protector,

iqs isau pRIiq n krY gvwru ]

tis si-o pareet na karai gavaar.

and yet, the ignorant do not give their love to Him.

jw kI syvw nv iniD pwvY ]

jaa kee sayvaa nav niDh paavai.

Serving Him, the nine treasures are obtained,

qw isau mUVw mnu nhI lwvY ]

taa si-o moorhaa man nahee laavai.

and yet, the foolish do not link their minds with Him.

jo Twkuru sd sdw hjUry ]

jo thaakur sad sadaa hajooray.

Our Lord and Master is Ever-present, forever and ever,

qw kau AMDw jwnq dUry ]

taa ka-o anDhaa jaanat dooray.

and yet, the spiritually blind believe that He is far away.

jw kI thl pwvY drgh mwnu ]

jaa kee tahal paavai dargeh maan.

In His service, one obtains honor in the Court of the Lord,

iqsih ibswrY mugDu Ajwnu ]

tiseh bisaarai mugaDh ajaan.

and yet, the ignorant fool forgets Him.

sdw sdw iehu BUlnhwru ]

sadaa sadaa ih bhoolanhaar.

Forever and ever, this person makes mistakes;

nwnk rwKnhwru Apwru ]3]

naanak raakhanhaar apaar. ||3||

O Nanak, the Infinite Lord is our Saving Grace. ||3||

rqnu iqAwig kaufI sMig rcY ]

ratan ti-aag ka-udee sang rachai.

Forsaking the jewel, they are engrossed with a shell.

swcu Coif JUT sMig mcY ]

saach chhod jhooth sang machai.

They renounce Truth and embrace falsehood.

jo Cfnw su AsiQru kir mwnY ]

jo chhadnaa so asthir kar maanai.

That which passes away, they believe to be permanent.

jo hovnu so dUir prwnY ]

jo hovan so door paraanai.

That which is immanent, they believe to be far off.

Coif jwie iqs kw sRmu krY ]

chhod jaa-ay tis kaa saram karai.

They struggle for what they must eventually leave.

sMig shweI iqsu prhrY ]

sang sahaa-ee tis parharai.

They turn away from the Lord, their Help and Support, who is always with them.

cMdn lypu auqwrY Doie ]

chandan layp utaarai Dho-ay.

They wash off the sandalwood paste;

grDb pRIiq Bsm sMig hoie ]

garDhab pareet bhasam sang ho-ay.

like donkeys, they are in love with the mud.

AMD kUp mih piqq ibkrwl ]

anDh koop meh patit bikraal.

They have fallen into the deep, dark pit.

nwnk kwiF lyhu pRB dieAwl ]4]

naanak kaadh layho parabh da-i-aal. ||4||

Nanak: lift them up and save them, O Merciful Lord God! ||4||

krqUiq psU kI mwns jwiq ]

kartoot pasoo kee maanas jaat.

They belong to the human species, but they act like animals.

lok pcwrw krY idnu rwiq ]

lok pachaaraa karai din raat.

They curse others day and night.

bwhir ByK AMqir mlu mwieAw ]

baahar bhaykh antar mal maa-i-aa.

Outwardly, they wear religious robes, but within is the filth of Maya.

Cpis nwih kCu krY CpwieAw ]

chhapas naahi kachh karai chhapaa-i-aa.

They cannot conceal this, no matter how hard they try.

bwhir igAwn iDAwn iesnwn ]

baahar gi-aan Dhi-aan isnaan.

Outwardly, they display knowledge, meditation and purification,

AMqir ibAwpY loBu suAwnu ]

antar bi-aapai lobh su-aan.

but within clings the dog of greed.

AMqir Agin bwhir qnu suAwh ]

antar agan baahar tan su-aah.

The fire of desire rages within; outwardly they apply ashes to their bodies.

gil pwQr kYsy qrY AQwh ]

gal paathar kaisay tarai athaah.

There is a stone around their neck - how can they cross the unfathomable ocean?

jw kY AMqir bsY pRBu Awip ]

jaa kai antar basai parabh aap.

Those, within whom God Himself abides

nwnk qy jn shij smwiq ]5]

naanak tay jan sahj samaat. ||5||

- O Nanak, those humble beings are intuitively absorbed in the Lord. ||5||

suin AMDw kYsy mwrgu pwvY ]

sun anDhaa kaisay maarag paavai.

By listening, how can the blind find the path?

kru gih lyhu EiV inbhwvY ]

kar geh layho orh nibhaavai.

Take hold of his hand, and then he can reach his destination.

khw buJwriq bUJY forw ]

kahaa bujhaarat boojhai doraa.

How can a riddle be understood by the deaf?

inis khIAY qau smJY Borw ]

nis kahee-ai ta-o samjhai bhoraa.

Say 'night', and he thinks you said 'day'.

khw ibsnpd gwvY guMg ]

kahaa bisanpad gaavai gung.

How can the mute sing the Songs of the Lord?

jqn krY qau BI sur BMg ]

jatan karai ta-o bhee sur bhang.

He may try, but his voice will fail him.

kh ipMgul prbq pr Bvn ]

kah pingul parbat par bhavan.

How can the cripple climb up the mountain?

nhI hoq aUhw ausu gvn ]

nahee hot oohaa us gavan.

He simply cannot go there.

krqwr kruxw mY dInu bynqI krY ]

kartaar karunaa mai deen bayntee karai.

O Creator, Lord of Mercy - Your humble servant prays;

nwnk qumrI ikrpw qrY ]6]

naanak tumree kirpaa tarai. ||6||

Nanak: by Your Grace, please save me. ||6||

sMig shweI su AwvY n cIiq ]

sang sahaa-ee so aavai na cheet.

The Lord, our Help and Support, is always with us, but the mortal does not remember Him.

jo bYrweI qw isau pRIiq ]

jo bairaa-ee taa si-o pareet.

He shows love to his enemies.

blUAw ky igRh BIqir bsY ]

baloo-aa kay garih bheetar basai.

He lives in a castle of sand.

And kyl mwieAw rMig rsY ]

anad kayl maa-i-aa rang rasai.

He enjoys the games of pleasure and the tastes of Maya.

idRVu kir mwnY mnih pRqIiq ]

darirh kar maanai maneh parteet.

He believes them to be permanent - this is the belief of his mind.

kwlu n AwvY mUVy cIiq ]

kaal na aavai moorhay cheet.

Death does not even come to mind for the fool.

bYr ibroD kwm k®oD moh ]

bair biroDh kaam kroDh moh.

Hate, conflict, sexual desire, anger, emotional attachment,

JUT ibkwr mhw loB DRoh ]

jhooth bikaar mahaa lobh Dharoh.

falsehood, corruption, immense greed and deceit:

ieAwhU jugiq ibhwny keI jnm ]

i-aahoo jugat bihaanay ka-ee janam.

So many lifetimes are wasted in these ways.

nwnk rwiK lyhu Awpn kir krm ]7]

naanak raakh layho aapan kar karam. ||7||

Nanak: uplift them, and redeem them, O Lord - show Your Mercy! ||7||

qU Twkuru qum pih Ardwis ]

too thaakur tum peh ardaas.

You are our Lord and Master; to You, I offer this prayer.

jIau ipMfu sBu qyrI rwis ]

jee-o pind sabh tayree raas.

This body and soul are all Your property.

qum mwq ipqw hm bwirk qyry ]

tum maat pitaa ham baarik tayray.

You are our mother and father; we are Your children.

qumrI ik®pw mih sUK Gnyry ]

tumree kirpaa meh sookh ghanayray.

In Your Grace, there are so many joys!

koie n jwnY qumrw AMqu ]

ko-ay na jaanai tumraa ant.

No one knows Your limits.

aUcy qy aUcw BgvMq ]

oochay tay oochaa bhagvant.

O Highest of the High, Most Generous God,

sgl smgRI qumrY sUiqR DwrI ]

sagal samagree tumrai sutir Dhaaree.

the whole creation is strung on Your thread.

qum qy hoie su AwigAwkwrI ]

tum tay ho-ay so aagi-aakaaree.

That which has come from You is under Your Command.

qumrI giq imiq qum hI jwnI ]

tumree gat mit tum hee jaanee.

You alone know Your state and extent.

nwnk dws sdw kurbwnI ]8]4]

naanak daas sadaa kurbaanee. ||8||4||

Nanak, Your slave, is forever a sacrifice. ||8||4||

sloku ]



dynhwru pRB Coif kY lwgih Awn suAwie ]

daynhaar parabh chhod kai laageh aan su-aa-ay.

One who renounces God the Giver, and attaches himself to other affairs

nwnk khU n sIJeI ibnu nwvY piq jwie ]1]

naanak kahoo na seejh-ee bin naavai pat jaa-ay. ||1||

- O Nanak, he shall never succeed. Without the Name, he shall lose his honor. ||1||

AstpdI ]



ds bsqU ly pwCY pwvY ]

das bastoo lay paachhai paavai.

He obtains ten things, and puts them behind him;

eyk bsqu kwrin ibKoit gvwvY ]

ayk basat kaaran bikhot gavaavai.

for the sake of one thing withheld, he forfeits his faith.

eyk BI n dyie ds BI ihir lyie ]

ayk bhee na day-ay das bhee hir lay-ay.

But what if that one thing were not given, and the ten were taken away?

qau mUVw khu khw kryie ]

ta-o moorhaa kaho kahaa karay-i.

Then, what could the fool say or do?

ijsu Twkur isau nwhI cwrw ]

jis thaakur si-o naahee chaaraa.

Our Lord and Master cannot be moved by force.

qw kau kIjY sd nmskwrw ]

taa ka-o keejai sad namaskaaraa.

Unto Him, bow forever in adoration.

jw kY min lwgw pRBu mITw ]

jaa kai man laagaa parabh meethaa.

That one, unto whose mind God seems sweet

srb sUK qwhU min vUTw ]

sarab sookh taahoo man voothaa.

- all pleasures come to abide in his mind.

ijsu jn Apnw hukmu mnwieAw ]

jis jan apnaa hukam manaa-i-aa.

One who abides by the Lord's Will,

srb Qok nwnk iqin pwieAw ]1]

sarab thok naanak tin paa-i-aa. ||1||

O Nanak, obtains all things. ||1||

Agnq swhu ApnI dy rwis ]

agnat saahu apnee day raas.

God the Banker gives endless capital to the mortal,

Kwq pIq brqY And aulwis ]

khaat peet bartai anad ulaas.

who eats, drinks and expends it with pleasure and joy.

ApunI Amwn kCu bhuir swhu lyie ]

apunee amaan kachh bahur saahu lay-ay.

If some of this capital is later taken back by the Banker,

AigAwnI min rosu kryie ]

agi-aanee man ros karay-i.

the ignorant person shows his anger.

ApnI prqIiq Awp hI KovY ]

apnee parteet aap hee khovai.

He himself destroys his own credibility,

bhuir aus kw ibsÍwsu n hovY ]

bahur us kaa bisvaas na hovai.

and he shall not again be trusted.

ijs kI bsqu iqsu AwgY rwKY ]

jis kee basat tis aagai raakhai.

When one offers to the Lord, that which belongs to the Lord,

pRB kI AwigAw mwnY mwQY ]

parabh kee aagi-aa maanai maathai.

and willingly abides by the Will of God's Order,

aus qy caugun krY inhwlu ]

us tay cha-ugun karai nihaal.

the Lord will make him happy four times over.

nwnk swihbu sdw dieAwlu ]2]

naanak saahib sadaa da-i-aal. ||2||

O Nanak, our Lord and Master is merciful forever. ||2||

Aink Bwiq mwieAw ky hyq ] srpr hovq jwnu Anyq ]

anik bhaat maa-i-aa kay hayt. sarpar hovat jaan anayt.

The many forms of attachment to Maya shall surely pass away - know that they are transitory.

ibrK kI CwieAw isau rMgu lwvY ]

birakh kee chhaa-i-aa si-o rang laavai.

People fall in love with the shade of the tree,

Eh ibnsY auhu min pCuqwvY ]

oh binsai uho man pachhutaavai.

and when it passes away, they feel regret in their minds.

jo dIsY so cwlnhwru ]

jo deesai so chaalanhaar.

Whatever is seen, shall pass away;

lpit rihE qh AMD AMDwru ]

lapat rahi-o tah anDh anDhaar.

and yet, the blindest of the blind cling to it.

btwaU isau jo lwvY nyh ]

bataa-oo si-o jo laavai nayh.

One who gives her love to a passing traveler

qw kau hwiQ n AwvY kyh ]

taa ka-o haath na aavai kayh.

- nothing shall come into her hands in this way.

mn hir ky nwm kI pRIiq suKdweI ]

man har kay naam kee pareet sukh-daa-ee.

O mind, the love of the Name of the Lord bestows peace.

kir ikrpw nwnk Awip ley lweI ]3]

kar kirpaa naanak aap la-ay laa-ee. ||3||

O Nanak, the Lord, in His Mercy, unites us with Himself. ||3||

imiQAw qnu Dnu kutMbu sbwieAw ]

mithi-aa tan Dhan kutamb sabaa-i-aa.

False are body, wealth, and all relations.

imiQAw haumY mmqw mwieAw ]

mithi-aa ha-umai mamtaa maa-i-aa.

False are ego, possessiveness and Maya.

imiQAw rwj jobn Dn mwl ]

mithi-aa raaj joban Dhan maal.

False are power, youth, wealth and property.

imiQAw kwm k®oD ibkrwl ]

mithi-aa kaam kroDh bikraal.

False are sexual desire and wild anger.

imiQAw rQ hsqI AsÍ bsqRw ]

mithi-aa rath hastee asav bastaraa.

False are chariots, elephants, horses and expensive clothes.

imiQAw rMg sMig mwieAw pyiK hsqw ]

mithi-aa rang sang maa-i-aa paykh hastaa.

False is the love of gathering wealth, and reveling in the sight of it.

imiQAw DRoh moh AiBmwnu ]

mithi-aa Dharoh moh abhimaan.

False are deception, emotional attachment and egotistical pride.

imiQAw Awps aUpir krq gumwnu ]

mithi-aa aapas oopar karat gumaan.

False are pride and self-conceit.

AsiQru Bgiq swD kI srn ]

asthir bhagat saaDh kee saran.

Only devotional worship is permanent, and the Sanctuary of the Holy.

nwnk jip jip jIvY hir ky crn ]4]

naanak jap jap jeevai har kay charan. ||4||

Nanak lives by meditating, meditating on the Lotus Feet of the Lord. ||4||

imiQAw sRvn pr inMdw sunih ]

mithi-aa sarvan par nindaa suneh.

False are the ears which listen to the slander of others.

imiQAw hsq pr drb kau ihrih ]

mithi-aa hasat par darab ka-o hireh.

False are the hands which steal the wealth of others.

imiQAw nyqR pyKq pr iqRA rUpwd ]

mithi-aa naytar paykhat par tari-a roopaad.

False are the eyes which gaze upon the beauty of another's wife.

imiQAw rsnw Bojn An sÍwd ]

mithi-aa rasnaa bhojan an savaad.

False is the tongue which enjoys delicacies and external tastes.

imiQAw crn pr ibkwr kau Dwvih ]

mithi-aa charan par bikaar ka-o Dhaaveh.

False are the feet which run to do evil to others.

imiQAw mn pr loB luBwvih ]

mithi-aa man par lobh lubhaaveh.

False is the mind which covets the wealth of others.

imiQAw qn nhI praupkwrw ]

mithi-aa tan nahee par-upkaaraa.

False is the body which does not do good to others.

imiQAw bwsu lyq ibkwrw ]

mithi-aa baas layt bikaaraa.

False is the nose which inhales corruption.

ibnu bUJy imiQAw sB Bey ]

bin boojhay mithi-aa sabh bha-ay.

Without understanding, everything is false.

sPl dyh nwnk hir hir nwm ley ]5]

safal dayh naanak har har naam la-ay. ||5||

Fruitful is the body, O Nanak, which takes to the Lord's Name. ||5||

ibrQI swkq kI Awrjw ]

birthee saakat kee aarjaa.

The life of the faithless cynic is totally useless.

swc ibnw kh hovq sUcw ]

saach binaa kah hovat soochaa.

Without the Truth, how can anyone be pure?

ibrQw nwm ibnw qnu AMD ]

birthaa naam binaa tan anDh.

Useless is the body of the spiritually blind, without the Name of the Lord.

muiK Awvq qw kY durgMD ]

mukh aavat taa kai durganDh.

From his mouth, a foul smell issues forth.

ibnu ismrn idnu rYin ibRQw ibhwie ]

bin simran din rain baritha bihaa-ay.

Without the remembrance of the Lord, day and night pass in vain,

myG ibnw ijau KyqI jwie ]

maygh binaa ji-o khaytee jaa-ay.

like the crop which withers without rain.

goibd Bjn ibnu ibRQy sB kwm ]

gobid bhajan bin barithay sabh kaam.

Without meditation on the Lord of the Universe, all works are in vain,

ijau ikrpn ky inrwrQ dwm ]

ji-o kirpan kay niraarath daam.

like the wealth of a miser, which lies useless.

DMin DMin qy jn ijh Git bisE hir nwau ]

Dhan Dhan tay jan jih ghat basi-o har naa-o.

Blessed, blessed are those, whose hearts are filled with the Name of the Lord.

nwnk qw kY bil bil jwau ]6]

naanak taa kai bal bal jaa-o. ||6||

Nanak is a sacrifice, a sacrifice to them. ||6||

rhq Avr kCu Avr kmwvq ]

rahat avar kachh avar kamaavat.

He says one thing, and does something else.

min nhI pRIiq muKhu gMF lwvq ]

man nahee pareet mukhahu gandh laavat.

There is no love in his heart, and yet with his mouth he talks tall.

jwnnhwr pRBU prbIn ]

jaananhaar parabhoo parbeen.

The Omniscient Lord God is the Knower of all.

bwhir ByK n kwhU BIn ]

baahar bhaykh na kaahoo bheen.

He is not impressed by outward display.

Avr aupdysY Awip n krY ]

avar updaysai aap na karai.

One who does not practice what he preaches to others,

Awvq jwvq jnmY mrY ]

aavat jaavat janmai marai.

shall come and go in reincarnation, through birth and death.

ijs kY AMqir bsY inrMkwru ]

jis kai antar basai nirankaar.

One whose inner being is filled with the Formless Lord

iqs kI sIK qrY sMswru ]

tis kee seekh tarai sansaar.

- by his teachings, the world is saved.

jo qum Bwny iqn pRBu jwqw ]

jo tum bhaanay tin parabh jaataa.

Those who are pleasing to You, God, know You.

nwnk aun jn crn prwqw ]7]

naanak un jan charan paraataa. ||7||

Nanak falls at their feet. ||7||

krau bynqI pwrbRhmu sBu jwnY ]

kara-o bayntee paarbarahm sabh jaanai.

Offer your prayers to the Supreme Lord God, who knows everything.

Apnw kIAw Awpih mwnY ]

apnaa kee-aa aapeh maanai.

He Himself values His own creatures.

Awpih Awp Awip krq inbyrw ]

aapeh aap aap karat nibayraa.

He Himself, by Himself, makes the decisions.

iksY dUir jnwvq iksY buJwvq nyrw ]

kisai door janaavat kisai bujhaavat nayraa.

To some, He appears far away, while others perceive Him near at hand.

aupwv isAwnp sgl qy rhq ]

upaav si-aanap sagal tay rahat.

He is beyond all efforts and clever tricks.

sBu kCu jwnY Awqm kI rhq ]

sabh kachh jaanai aatam kee rahat.

He knows all the ways and means of the soul.

ijsu BwvY iqsu ley liV lwie ]

jis bhaavai tis la-ay larh laa-ay.

Those with whom He is pleased are attached to the hem of His robe.

Qwn Qnµqir rihAw smwie ]

thaan thanantar rahi-aa samaa-ay.

He is pervading all places and interspaces.

so syvku ijsu ikrpw krI ]

so sayvak jis kirpaa karee.

Those upon whom He bestows His favor, become His servants.

inmK inmK jip nwnk hrI ]8]5]

nimakh nimakh jap naanak haree. ||8||5||

Each and every moment, O Nanak, meditate on the Lord. ||8||5||

sloku ]



kwm k®oD Aru loB moh ibnis jwie AhMmyv ]

kaam kroDh ar lobh moh binas jaa-ay ahaNmayv.

Sexual desire, anger, greed and emotional attachment - may these be gone, and egotism as well.

nwnk pRB srxwgqI kir pRswdu gurdyv ]1]

naanak parabh sarnaagatee kar parsaad gurdayv. ||1||

Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of God; please bless me with Your Grace, O Divine Guru. ||1||

AstpdI ]



ijh pRswid CqIh AMimRq Kwih ]

jih parsaad chhateeh amrit khaahi.

By His Grace, you partake of the thirty-six delicacies;

iqsu Twkur kau rKu mn mwih ]

tis thaakur ka-o rakh man maahi.

enshrine that Lord and Master within your mind.

ijh pRswid sugMDq qin lwvih ]

jih parsaad suganDhat tan laaveh.

By His Grace, you apply scented oils to your body;

iqs kau ismrq prm giq pwvih ]

tis ka-o simrat param gat paavahi.

remembering Him, the supreme status is obtained.

ijh pRswid bsih suK mMdir ]

jih parsaad baseh sukh mandar.

By His Grace, you dwell in the palace of peace;

iqsih iDAwie sdw mn AMdir ]

tiseh Dhi-aa-ay sadaa man andar.

meditate forever on Him within your mind.

ijh pRswid igRh sMig suK bsnw ]

jih parsaad garih sang sukh basnaa.

By His Grace, you abide with your family in peace;

AwT phr ismrhu iqsu rsnw ]

aath pahar simrahu tis rasnaa.

keep His remembrance upon your tongue, twenty-four hours a day.

ijh pRswid rMg rs Bog ]

jih parsaad rang ras bhog.

By His Grace, you enjoy tastes and pleasures;

nwnk sdw iDAweIAY iDAwvn jog ]1]

naanak sadaa Dhi-aa-ee-ai Dhi-aavan jog. ||1||

O Nanak, meditate forever on the One, who is worthy of meditation. ||1||

ijh pRswid pwt ptMbr hFwvih ]

jih parsaad paat patambar hadhaaveh.

By His Grace, you wear silks and satins;

iqsih iqAwig kq Avr luBwvih ]

tiseh ti-aag kat avar lubhaaveh.

why abandon Him, to attach yourself to another?

ijh pRswid suiK syj soeIjY ]

jih parsaad sukh sayj so-eejai.

By His Grace, you sleep in a cozy bed;

mn AwT phr qw kw jsu gwvIjY ]

man aath pahar taa kaa jas gaaveejai.

O my mind, sing His Praises, twenty-four hours a day.

ijh pRswid quJu sBu koaU mwnY ]

jih parsaad tujh sabh ko-oo maanai.

By His Grace, you are honored by everyone;

muiK qw ko jsu rsn bKwnY ]

mukh taa ko jas rasan bakhaanai.

with your mouth and with your tongue, chant His Praises.

ijh pRswid qyro rhqw Drmu ]

jih parsaad tayro rahtaa Dharam.

By His Grace, you remain in the Dharma;

mn sdw iDAwie kyvl pwrbRhmu ]

man sadaa Dhi-aa-ay kayval paarbarahm.

O mind, meditate continually on the Supreme Lord God.

pRB jI jpq drgh mwnu pwvih ]

parabh jee japat dargeh maan paavahi.

Meditating on God, you shall be honored in His Court;

nwnk piq syqI Gir jwvih ]2]

naanak pat saytee ghar jaaveh. ||2||

O Nanak, you shall return to your true home with honor. ||2||

ijh pRswid Awrog kMcn dyhI ]

jih parsaad aarog kanchan dayhee.

By His Grace, you have a healthy, golden body;

ilv lwvhu iqsu rwm snyhI ]

liv laavhu tis raam sanayhee.

attune yourself to that Loving Lord.

ijh pRswid qyrw Elw rhq ]

jih parsaad tayraa olaa rahat.

By His Grace, your honor is preserved;

mn suKu pwvih hir hir jsu khq ]

man sukh paavahi har har jas kahat.

O mind, chant the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har, and find peace.

ijh pRswid qyry sgl iCdR Fwky ]

jih parsaad tayray sagal chhidar dhaakay.

By His Grace, all your deficits are covered;

mn srnI pru Twkur pRB qw kY ]

man sarnee par thaakur parabh taa kai.

O mind, seek the Sanctuary of God, our Lord and Master.

ijh pRswid quJu ko n phUcY ]

jih parsaad tujh ko na pahoochai.

By His Grace, no one can rival you;

mn swis swis ismrhu pRB aUcy ]

man saas saas simrahu parabh oochay.

O mind, with each and every breath, remember God on High.

ijh pRswid pweI dRülB dyh ]

jih parsaad paa-ee darulabh dayh.

By His Grace, you obtained this precious human body;

nwnk qw kI Bgiq kryh ]3]

naanak taa kee bhagat karayh. ||3||

O Nanak, worship Him with devotion. ||3||

ijh pRswid AwBUKn pihrIjY ]

jih parsaad aabhookhan pehreejai.

By His Grace, you wear decorations;

mn iqsu ismrq ikau Awlsu kIjY ]

man tis simrat ki-o aalas keejai.

O mind, why are you so lazy? Why don't you remember Him in meditation?

ijh pRswid AsÍ hsiq AsvwrI ]

jih parsaad asav hasat asvaaree.

By His Grace, you have horses and elephants to ride;

mn iqsu pRB kau kbhU n ibswrI ]

man tis parabh ka-o kabhoo na bisaaree.

O mind, never forget that God.

ijh pRswid bwg imlK Dnw ]

jih parsaad baag milakh Dhanaa.

By His Grace, you have land, gardens and wealth;

rwKu proie pRBu Apuny mnw ]

raakh paro-ay parabh apunay manaa.

keep God enshrined in your heart.

ijin qyrI mn bnq bnweI ]

jin tayree man banat banaa-ee.

O mind, the One who formed your form

aUTq bYTq sd iqsih iDAweI ]

oothat baithat sad tiseh Dhi-aa-ee.

- standing up and sitting down, meditate always on Him.

iqsih iDAwie jo eyk AlKY ]

tiseh Dhi-aa-ay jo ayk alkhai.

Meditate on Him - the One Invisible Lord;

eIhw aUhw nwnk qyrI rKY ]4]

eehaa oohaa naanak tayree rakhai. ||4||

here and hereafter, O Nanak, He shall save you. ||4||

ijh pRswid krih puMn bhu dwn ]

jih parsaad karahi punn baho daan.

By His Grace, you give donations in abundance to charities;

mn AwT phr kir iqs kw iDAwn ]

man aath pahar kar tis kaa Dhi-aan.

O mind, meditate on Him, twenty-four hours a day.

ijh pRswid qU Awcwr ibauhwrI ]

jih parsaad too aachaar bi-uhaaree.

By His Grace, you perform religious rituals and worldly duties;

iqsu pRB kau swis swis icqwrI ]

tis parabh ka-o saas saas chitaaree.

think of God with each and every breath.

ijh pRswid qyrw suMdr rUpu ]

jih parsaad tayraa sundar roop.

By His Grace, your form is so beautiful;

so pRBu ismrhu sdw AnUpu ]

so parabh simrahu sadaa anoop.

constantly remember God, the Incomparably Beautiful One.

ijh pRswid qyrI nIkI jwiq ]

jih parsaad tayree neekee jaat.

By His Grace, you have such high social status;

so pRBu ismir sdw idn rwiq ]

so parabh simar sadaa din raat.

remember God always, day and night.

ijh pRswid qyrI piq rhY ]

jih parsaad tayree pat rahai.

By His Grace, your honor is preserved;

gur pRswid nwnk jsu khY ]5]

gur parsaad naanak jas kahai. ||5||

by Guru's Grace, O Nanak, chant His Praises. ||5||

ijh pRswid sunih krn nwd ]

jih parsaad suneh karan naad.

By His Grace, you listen to the sound current of the Naad.

ijh pRswid pyKih ibsmwd ]

jih parsaad paykheh bismaad.

By His Grace, you behold amazing wonders.

ijh pRswid bolih AMimRq rsnw ]

jih parsaad boleh amrit rasnaa.

By His Grace, you speak ambrosial words with your tongue.

ijh pRswid suiK shjy bsnw ]

jih parsaad sukh sehjay basnaa.

By His Grace, you abide in peace and ease.

ijh pRswid hsq kr clih ]

jih parsaad hasat kar chaleh.

By His Grace, your hands move and work.

ijh pRswid sMpUrn Plih ]

jih parsaad sampooran faleh.

By His Grace, you are completely fulfilled.

ijh pRswid prm giq pwvih ]

jih parsaad param gat paavahi.

By His Grace, you obtain the supreme status.

ijh pRswid suiK shij smwvih ]

jih parsaad sukh sahj samaaveh.

By His Grace, you are absorbed into celestial peace.

AYsw pRBu iqAwig Avr kq lwghu ]

aisaa parabh ti-aag avar kat laagahu.

Why forsake God, and attach yourself to another?

gur pRswid nwnk min jwghu ]6]

gur parsaad naanak man jaagahu. ||6||

By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, awaken your mind! ||6||

ijh pRswid qUM pRgtu sMswir ]

jih parsaad tooN pargat sansaar.

By His Grace, you are famous all over the world;

iqsu pRB kau mUil n mnhu ibswir ]

tis parabh ka-o mool na manhu bisaar.

never forget God from your mind.

ijh pRswid qyrw prqwpu ]

jih parsaad tayraa partaap.

By His Grace, you have prestige;

ry mn mUV qU qw kau jwpu ]

ray man moorh too taa ka-o jaap.

O foolish mind, meditate on Him!

ijh pRswid qyry kwrj pUry ]

jih parsaad tayray kaaraj pooray.

By His Grace, your works are completed;

iqsih jwnu mn sdw hjUry ]

tiseh jaan man sadaa hajooray.

O mind, know Him to be close at hand.

ijh pRswid qUM pwvih swcu ]

jih parsaad tooN paavahi saach.

By His Grace, you find the Truth;

ry mn myry qUM qw isau rwcu ]

ray man mayray tooN taa si-o raach.

O my mind, merge yourself into Him.

ijh pRswid sB kI giq hoie ]

jih parsaad sabh kee gat ho-ay.

By His Grace, everyone is saved;

nwnk jwpu jpY jpu soie ]7]

naanak jaap japai jap so-ay. ||7||

O Nanak, meditate, and chant His Chant. ||7||

Awip jpwey jpY so nwau ]

aap japaa-ay japai so naa-o.

Those, whom He inspires to chant, chant His Name.

Awip gwvwey su hir gun gwau ]

aap gaavaa-ai so har gun gaa-o.

Those, whom He inspires to sing, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

pRB ikrpw qy hoie pRgwsu ]

parabh kirpaa tay ho-ay pargaas.

By God's Grace, enlightenment comes.

pRBU dieAw qy kml ibgwsu ]

parabhoo da-i-aa tay kamal bigaas.

By God's Kind Mercy, the heart-lotus blossoms forth.

pRB supRsMn bsY min soie ]

parabh suparsan basai man so-ay.

When God is totally pleased, He comes to dwell in the mind.

pRB dieAw qy miq aUqm hoie ]

parabh da-i-aa tay mat ootam ho-ay.

By God's Kind Mercy, the intellect is exalted.

srb inDwn pRB qyrI mieAw ]

sarab niDhaan parabh tayree ma-i-aa.

All treasures, O Lord, come by Your Kind Mercy.

Awphu kCU n iknhU lieAw ]

aaphu kachhoo na kinhoo la-i-aa.

No one obtains anything by himself.

ijqu ijqu lwvhu iqqu lgih hir nwQ ]

jit jit laavhu tit lageh har naath.

As You have delegated, so do we apply ourselves, O Lord and Master.

nwnk ien kY kCU n hwQ ]8]6]

naanak in kai kachhoo na haath. ||8||6||

O Nanak, nothing is in our hands. ||8||6||

sloku ]



Agm AgwiD pwrbRhmu soie ]

agam agaaDh paarbarahm so-ay.

Unapproachable and Unfathomable is the Supreme Lord God;

jo jo khY su mukqw hoie ]

jo jo kahai so muktaa ho-ay.

whoever speaks of Him shall be liberated.

suin mIqw nwnku ibnvMqw ] swD jnw kI Acrj kQw ]1]

sun meetaa naanak binvantaa. saaDh janaa kee achraj kathaa. ||1||

Listen, O friends, Nanak prays, to the wonderful story of the Holy. ||1||

AstpdI ]



swD kY sMig muK aUjl hoq ]

saaDh kai sang mukh oojal hot.

In the Company of the Holy, one's face becomes radiant.

swDsMig mlu sglI Koq ]

saaDhsang mal saglee khot.

In the Company of the Holy, all filth is removed.

swD kY sMig imtY AiBmwnu ]

saaDh kai sang mitai abhimaan.

In the Company of the Holy, egotism is eliminated.

swD kY sMig pRgtY suigAwnu ]

saaDh kai sang pargatai sugi-aan.

In the Company of the Holy, spiritual wisdom is revealed.

swD kY sMig buJY pRBu nyrw ]

saaDh kai sang bujhai parabh nayraa.

In the Company of the Holy, God is understood to be near at hand.

swDsMig sBu hoq inbyrw ]

saaDhsang sabh hot nibayraa.

In the Company of the Holy, all conflicts are settled.

swD kY sMig pwey nwm rqnu ]

saaDh kai sang paa-ay naam ratan.

In the Company of the Holy, one obtains the jewel of the Naam.

swD kY sMig eyk aUpir jqnu ]

saaDh kai sang ayk oopar jatan.

In the Company of the Holy, one's efforts are directed toward the One Lord.

swD kI mihmw brnY kaunu pRwnI ]

saaDh kee mahimaa barnai ka-un paraanee.

What mortal can speak of the Glorious Praises of the Holy?

nwnk swD kI soBw pRB mwih smwnI ]1]

naanak saaDh kee sobhaa parabh maahi samaanee. ||1||

O Nanak, the glory of the Holy people merges into God. ||1||

swD kY sMig Agocru imlY ]

saaDh kai sang agochar milai.

In the Company of the Holy, one meets the Incomprehensible Lord.

swD kY sMig sdw prPulY ]

saaDh kai sang sadaa parfulai.

In the Company of the Holy, one flourishes forever.

swD kY sMig Awvih bis pMcw ]

saaDh kai sang aavahi bas panchaa.

In the Company of the Holy, the five passions are brought to rest.

swDsMig AMimRq rsu BuMcw ]

saaDhsang amrit ras bhunchaa.

In the Company of the Holy, one enjoys the essence of ambrosia.

swDsMig hoie sB kI ryn ]

saaDhsang ho-ay sabh kee rayn.

In the Company of the Holy, one becomes the dust of all.

swD kY sMig mnohr bYn ]

saaDh kai sang manohar bain.

In the Company of the Holy, one's speech is enticing.

swD kY sMig n kqhUM DwvY ]

saaDh kai sang na katahooN Dhaavai.

In the Company of the Holy, the mind does not wander.

swDsMig AsiQiq mnu pwvY ]

saaDhsang asthit man paavai.

In the Company of the Holy, the mind becomes stable.

swD kY sMig mwieAw qy iBMn ]

saaDh kai sang maa-i-aa tay bhinn.

In the Company of the Holy, one is rid of Maya.

swDsMig nwnk pRB supRsMn ]2]

saaDhsang naanak parabh suparsan. ||2||

In the Company of the Holy, O Nanak, God is totally pleased. ||2||

swDsMig dusmn siB mIq ]

saaDhsang dusman sabh meet.

In the Company of the Holy, all one's enemies become friends.

swDU kY sMig mhw punIq ]

saaDhoo kai sang mahaa puneet.

In the Company of the Holy, there is great purity.

swDsMig iks isau nhI bYru ]

saaDhsang kis si-o nahee bair.

In the Company of the Holy, no one is hated.

swD kY sMig n bIgw pYru ]

saaDh kai sang na beegaa pair.

In the Company of the Holy, one's feet do not wander.

swD kY sMig nwhI ko mMdw ]

saaDh kai sang naahee ko mandaa.

In the Company of the Holy, no one seems evil.

swDsMig jwny prmwnµdw ]

saaDhsang jaanay parmaanandaa.

In the Company of the Holy, supreme bliss is known.

swD kY sMig nwhI hau qwpu ]

saaDh kai sang naahee ha-o taap.

In the Company of the Holy, the fever of ego departs.

swD kY sMig qjY sBu Awpu ]

saaDh kai sang tajai sabh aap.

In the Company of the Holy, one renounces all selfishness.

Awpy jwnY swD bfweI ]

aapay jaanai saaDh badaa-ee.

He Himself knows the greatness of the Holy.

nwnk swD pRBU bin AweI ]3]

naanak saaDh parabhoo ban aa-ee. ||3||

O Nanak, the Holy are at one with God. ||3||

swD kY sMig n kbhU DwvY ]

saaDh kai sang na kabhoo Dhaavai.

In the Company of the Holy, the mind never wanders.

swD kY sMig sdw suKu pwvY ]

saaDh kai sang sadaa sukh paavai.

In the Company of the Holy, one obtains everlasting peace.

swDsMig bsqu Agocr lhY ]

saaDhsang basat agochar lahai.

In the Company of the Holy, one grasps the Incomprehensible.

swDU kY sMig Ajru shY ]

saaDhoo kai sang ajar sahai.

In the Company of the Holy, one can endure the unendurable.

swD kY sMig bsY Qwin aUcY ]

saaDh kai sang basai thaan oochai.

In the Company of the Holy, one abides in the loftiest place.

swDU kY sMig mhil phUcY ]

saaDhoo kai sang mahal pahoochai.

In the Company of the Holy, one attains the Mansion of the Lord's Presence.

swD kY sMig idRVY siB Drm ]

saaDh kai sang darirhai sabh Dharam.

In the Company of the Holy, one's Dharmic faith is firmly established.

swD kY sMig kyvl pwrbRhm ]

saaDh kai sang kayval paarbarahm.

In the Company of the Holy, one dwells with the Supreme Lord God.

swD kY sMig pwey nwm inDwn ]

saaDh kai sang paa-ay naam niDhaan.

In the Company of the Holy, one obtains the treasure of the Naam.

nwnk swDU kY kurbwn ]4]

naanak saaDhoo kai kurbaan. ||4||

O Nanak, I am a sacrifice to the Holy. ||4||

swD kY sMig sB kul auDwrY ]

saaDh kai sang sabh kul uDhaarai.

In the Company of the Holy, all one's family is saved.

swDsMig swjn mIq kutMb insqwrY ]

saaDhsang saajan meet kutamb nistaarai.

In the Company of the Holy, one's friends, acquaintances and relatives are redeemed.

swDU kY sMig so Dnu pwvY ]

saaDhoo kai sang so Dhan paavai.

In the Company of the Holy, that wealth is obtained.

ijsu Dn qy sBu ko vrswvY ]

jis Dhan tay sabh ko varsaavai.

Everyone benefits from that wealth.

swDsMig Drm rwie kry syvw ]

saaDhsang Dharam raa-ay karay sayvaa.

In the Company of the Holy, the Lord of Dharma serves.

swD kY sMig soBw surdyvw ]

saaDh kai sang sobhaa surdayvaa.

In the Company of the Holy, the divine, angelic beings sing God's Praises.

swDU kY sMig pwp plwien ]

saaDhoo kai sang paap palaa-in.

In the Company of the Holy, one's sins fly away.

swDsMig AMimRq gun gwien ]

saaDhsang amrit gun gaa-in.

In the Company of the Holy, one sings the Ambrosial Glories.

swD kY sMig sRb Qwn gMim ]

saaDh kai sang sarab thaan gamm.

In the Company of the Holy, all places are within reach.

nwnk swD kY sMig sPl jnµm ]5]

naanak saaDh kai sang safal jannam. ||5||

O Nanak, in the Company of the Holy, one's life becomes fruitful. ||5||

swD kY sMig nhI kCu Gwl ]

saaDh kai sang nahee kachh ghaal.

In the Company of the Holy, there is no suffering.

drsnu Bytq hoq inhwl ]

darsan bhaytat hot nihaal.

The Blessed Vision of their Darshan brings a sublime, happy peace.

swD kY sMig klUKq hrY ]

saaDh kai sang kalookhat harai.

In the Company of the Holy, blemishes are removed.

swD kY sMig nrk prhrY ]

saaDh kai sang narak parharai.

In the Company of the Holy, hell is far away.

swD kY sMig eIhw aUhw suhylw ]

saaDh kai sang eehaa oohaa suhaylaa.

In the Company of the Holy, one is happy here and hereafter.

swDsMig ibCurq hir mylw ]

saaDhsang bichhurat har maylaa.

In the Company of the Holy, the separated ones are reunited with the Lord.

jo ieCY soeI Plu pwvY ]

jo ichhai so-ee fal paavai.

The fruits of one's desires are obtained.

swD kY sMig n ibrQw jwvY ]

saaDh kai sang na birthaa jaavai.

In the Company of the Holy, no one goes empty-handed.

pwrbRhmu swD ird bsY ]

paarbarahm saaDh rid basai.

The Supreme Lord God dwells in the hearts of the Holy.

nwnk auDrY swD suin rsY ]6]

naanak uDhrai saaDh sun rasai. ||6||

O Nanak, listening to the sweet words of the Holy, one is saved. ||6||

swD kY sMig sunau hir nwau ]

saaDh kai sang sun-o har naa-o.

In the Company of the Holy, listen to the Name of the Lord.

swDsMig hir ky gun gwau ]

saaDhsang har kay gun gaa-o.

In the Company of the Holy, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

swD kY sMig n mn qy ibsrY ]

saaDh kai sang na man tay bisrai.

In the Company of the Holy, do not forget Him from your mind.

swDsMig srpr insqrY ]

saaDhsang sarpar nistarai.

In the Company of the Holy, you shall surely be saved.

swD kY sMig lgY pRBu mITw ]

saaDh kai sang lagai parabh meethaa.

In the Company of the Holy, God seems very sweet.

swDU kY sMig Git Git fITw ]

saaDhoo kai sang ghat ghat deethaa.

In the Company of the Holy, He is seen in each and every heart.

swDsMig Bey AwigAwkwrI ]

saaDhsang bha-ay aagi-aakaaree.

In the Company of the Holy, we become obedient to the Lord.

swDsMig giq BeI hmwrI ]

saaDhsang gat bha-ee hamaaree.

In the Company of the Holy, we obtain the state of salvation.

swD kY sMig imty siB rog ]

saaDh kai sang mitay sabh rog.

In the Company of the Holy, all diseases are cured.

nwnk swD Byty sMjog ]7]

naanak saaDh bhaytay sanjog. ||7||

O Nanak, one meets with the Holy, by highest destiny. ||7||

swD kI mihmw byd n jwnih ]

saaDh kee mahimaa bayd na jaaneh.

The glory of the Holy people is not known to the Vedas.

jyqw sunih qyqw biKAwnih ]

jaytaa suneh taytaa bakhi-aaneh.

They can describe only what they have heard.

swD kI aupmw iqhu gux qy dUir ]

saaDh kee upmaa tihu gun tay door.

The greatness of the Holy people is beyond the three qualities.

swD kI aupmw rhI BrpUir ]

saaDh kee upmaa rahee bharpoor.

The greatness of the Holy people is all-pervading.

swD kI soBw kw nwhI AMq ]

saaDh kee sobhaa kaa naahee ant.

The glory of the Holy people has no limit.

swD kI soBw sdw byAMq ]

saaDh kee sobhaa sadaa bay-ant.

The glory of the Holy people is infinite and eternal.

swD kI soBw aUc qy aUcI ]

saaDh kee sobhaa ooch tay oochee.

The glory of the Holy people is the highest of the high.

swD kI soBw mUc qy mUcI ]

saaDh kee sobhaa mooch tay moochee.

The glory of the Holy people is the greatest of the great.

swD kI soBw swD bin AweI ]

saaDh kee sobhaa saaDh ban aa-ee.

The glory of the Holy people is theirs alone;

nwnk swD pRB Bydu n BweI ]8]7]

naanak saaDh parabh bhayd na bhaa-ee. ||8||7||

O Nanak, there is no difference between the Holy people and God. ||8||7||

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min swcw muiK swcw soie ]

man saachaa mukh saachaa so-ay.

The True One is on his mind, and the True One is upon his lips.

Avru n pyKY eyksu ibnu koie ]

avar na paykhai aykas bin ko-ay.

He sees only the One.

nwnk ieh lCx bRhm igAwnI hoie ]1]

naanak ih lachhan barahm gi-aanee ho-ay. ||1||

O Nanak, these are the qualities of the God-conscious being. ||1||

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bRhm igAwnI sdw inrlyp ]

barahm gi-aanee sadaa nirlayp.

The God-conscious being is always unattached,

jYsy jl mih kml Alyp ]

jaisay jal meh kamal alayp.

as the lotus in the water remains detached.

bRhm igAwnI sdw inrdoK ]

barahm gi-aanee sadaa nirdokh.

The God-conscious being is always unstained,

jYsy sUru srb kau soK ]

jaisay soor sarab ka-o sokh.

like the sun, which gives its comfort and warmth to all.

bRhm igAwnI kY idRsit smwin ]

barahm gi-aanee kai darisat samaan.

The God-conscious being looks upon all alike,

jYsy rwj rMk kau lwgY quil pvwn ]

jaisay raaj rank ka-o laagai tul pavaan.

like the wind, which blows equally upon the king and the poor beggar.

bRhm igAwnI kY DIrju eyk ]

barahm gi-aanee kai Dheeraj ayk.

The God-conscious being has a steady patience,

ijau bsuDw koaU KodY koaU cMdn lyp ]

ji-o basuDhaa ko-oo khodai ko-oo chandan layp.

like the earth, which is dug up by one, and anointed with sandal paste by another.

bRhm igAwnI kw iehY gunwau ]

barahm gi-aanee kaa ihai gunaa-o.

This is the quality of the God-conscious being:

nwnk ijau pwvk kw shj suBwau ]1]

naanak ji-o paavak kaa sahj subhaa-o. ||1||

O Nanak, his inherent nature is like a warming fire. ||1||

bRhm igAwnI inrml qy inrmlw ]

barahm gi-aanee nirmal tay nirmalaa.

The God-conscious being is the purest of the pure;

jYsy mYlu n lwgY jlw ]

jaisay mail na laagai jalaa.

filth does not stick to water.

bRhm igAwnI kY min hoie pRgwsu ]

barahm gi-aanee kai man ho-ay pargaas.

The God-conscious being's mind is enlightened,

jYsy Dr aUpir Awkwsu ]

jaisay Dhar oopar aakaas.

like the sky above the earth.

bRhm igAwnI kY imqR sqRü smwin ]

barahm gi-aanee kai mitar satar samaan.

To the God-conscious being, friend and foe are the same.

bRhm igAwnI kY nwhI AiBmwn ]

barahm gi-aanee kai naahee abhimaan.

The God-conscious being has no egotistical pride.

bRhm igAwnI aUc qy aUcw ]

barahm gi-aanee ooch tay oochaa.

The God-conscious being is the highest of the high.

min ApnY hY sB qy nIcw ]

man apnai hai sabh tay neechaa.

Within his own mind, he is the most humble of all.

bRhm igAwnI sy jn Bey ]

barahm gi-aanee say jan bha-ay.

They alone become God-conscious beings,

nwnk ijn pRBu Awip kryie ]2]

naanak jin parabh aap karay-i. ||2||

O Nanak, whom God Himself makes so. ||2||

bRhm igAwnI sgl kI rInw ]

barahm gi-aanee sagal kee reenaa.

The God-conscious being is the dust of all.

Awqm rsu bRhm igAwnI cInw ]

aatam ras barahm gi-aanee cheenaa.

The God-conscious being knows the nature of the soul.

bRhm igAwnI kI sB aUpir mieAw ]

barahm gi-aanee kee sabh oopar ma-i-aa.

The God-conscious being shows kindness to all.

bRhm igAwnI qy kCu burw n BieAw ]

barahm gi-aanee tay kachh buraa na bha-i-aa.

No evil comes from the God-conscious being.

bRhm igAwnI sdw smdrsI ]

barahm gi-aanee sadaa samadrasee.

The God-conscious being is always impartial.

bRhm igAwnI kI idRsit AMimRqu brsI ]

barahm gi-aanee kee darisat amrit barsee.

Nectar rains down from the glance of the God-conscious being.

bRhm igAwnI bMDn qy mukqw ]

barahm gi-aanee banDhan tay muktaa.

The God-conscious being is free from entanglements.

bRhm igAwnI kI inrml jugqw ]

barahm gi-aanee kee nirmal jugtaa.

The lifestyle of the God-conscious being is spotlessly pure.

bRhm igAwnI kw Bojnu igAwn ]

barahm gi-aanee kaa bhojan gi-aan.

Spiritual wisdom is the food of the God-conscious being.

nwnk bRhm igAwnI kw bRhm iDAwnu ]3]

naanak barahm gi-aanee kaa barahm Dhi-aan. ||3||

O Nanak, the God-conscious being is absorbed in God's meditation. ||3||

bRhm igAwnI eyk aUpir Aws ]

barahm gi-aanee ayk oopar aas.

The God-conscious being centers his hopes on the One alone.

bRhm igAwnI kw nhI ibnws ]

barahm gi-aanee kaa nahee binaas.

The God-conscious being shall never perish.

bRhm igAwnI kY grIbI smwhw ]

barahm gi-aanee kai gareebee samaahaa.

The God-conscious being is steeped in humility.

bRhm igAwnI praupkwr aumwhw ]

barahm gi-aanee par-upkaar omaahaa.

The God-conscious being delights in doing good to others.

bRhm igAwnI kY nwhI DMDw ]

barahm gi-aanee kai naahee DhanDhaa.

The God-conscious being has no worldly entanglements.

bRhm igAwnI ly Dwvqu bMDw ]

barahm gi-aanee lay Dhaavat banDhaa.

The God-conscious being holds his wandering mind under control.

bRhm igAwnI kY hoie su Blw ]

barahm gi-aanee kai ho-ay so bhalaa.

The God-conscious being acts in the common good.

bRhm igAwnI suPl Plw ]

barahm gi-aanee sufal falaa.

The God-conscious being blossoms in fruitfulness.

bRhm igAwnI sMig sgl auDwru ]

barahm gi-aanee sang sagal uDhaar.

In the Company of the God-conscious being, all are saved.

nwnk bRhm igAwnI jpY sgl sMswru ]4]

naanak barahm gi-aanee japai sagal sansaar. ||4||

O Nanak, through the God-conscious being, the whole world meditates on God. ||4||

bRhm igAwnI kY eykY rMg ]

barahm gi-aanee kai aykai rang.

The God-conscious being loves the One Lord alone.

bRhm igAwnI kY bsY pRBu sMg ]

barahm gi-aanee kai basai parabh sang.

The God-conscious being dwells with God.

bRhm igAwnI kY nwmu AwDwru ]

barahm gi-aanee kai naam aaDhaar.

The God-conscious being takes the Naam as his Support.

bRhm igAwnI kY nwmu prvwru ]

barahm gi-aanee kai naam parvaar.

The God-conscious being has the Naam as his Family.

bRhm igAwnI sdw sd jwgq ]

barahm gi-aanee sadaa sad jaagat.

The God-conscious being is awake and aware, forever and ever.

bRhm igAwnI AhMbuiD iqAwgq ]

barahm gi-aanee ahaN-buDh ti-aagat.

The God-conscious being renounces his proud ego.

bRhm igAwnI kY min prmwnµd ]

barahm gi-aanee kai man parmaanand.

In the mind of the God-conscious being, there is supreme bliss.

bRhm igAwnI kY Gir sdw Anµd ]

barahm gi-aanee kai ghar sadaa anand.

In the home of the God-conscious being, there is everlasting bliss.

bRhm igAwnI suK shj invws ]

barahm gi-aanee sukh sahj nivaas.

The God-conscious being dwells in peaceful ease.

nwnk bRhm igAwnI kw nhI ibnws ]5]

naanak barahm gi-aanee kaa nahee binaas. ||5||

O Nanak, the God-conscious being shall never perish. ||5||

bRhm igAwnI bRhm kw byqw ]

barahm gi-aanee barahm kaa baytaa.

The God-conscious being knows God.

bRhm igAwnI eyk sMig hyqw ]

barahm gi-aanee ayk sang haytaa.

The God-conscious being is in love with the One alone.

bRhm igAwnI kY hoie AicMq ]

barahm gi-aanee kai ho-ay achint.

The God-conscious being is carefree.

bRhm igAwnI kw inrml mMq ]

barahm gi-aanee kaa nirmal mant.

Pure are the Teachings of the God-conscious being.

bRhm igAwnI ijsu krY pRBu Awip ]

barahm gi-aanee jis karai parabh aap.

The God-conscious being is made so by God Himself.

bRhm igAwnI kw bf prqwp ]

barahm gi-aanee kaa bad partaap.

The God-conscious being is gloriously great.

bRhm igAwnI kw drsu bfBwgI pweIAY ]

barahm gi-aanee kaa daras badbhaagee paa-ee-ai.

The Darshan, the Blessed Vision of the God-conscious being, is obtained by great good fortune.

bRhm igAwnI kau bil bil jweIAY ]

barahm gi-aanee ka-o bal bal jaa-ee-ai.

To the God-conscious being, I make my life a sacrifice.

bRhm igAwnI kau Kojih mhysur ]

barahm gi-aanee ka-o khojeh mahaysur.

The God-conscious being is sought by the great god Shiva.

nwnk bRhm igAwnI Awip prmysur ]6]

naanak barahm gi-aanee aap parmaysur. ||6||

O Nanak, the God-conscious being is Himself the Supreme Lord God. ||6||

bRhm igAwnI kI kImiq nwih ]

barahm gi-aanee kee keemat naahi.

The God-conscious being cannot be appraised.

bRhm igAwnI kY sgl mn mwih ]

barahm gi-aanee kai sagal man maahi.

The God-conscious being has all within his mind.

bRhm igAwnI kw kaun jwnY Bydu ]

barahm gi-aanee kaa ka-un jaanai bhayd.

Who can know the mystery of the God-conscious being?

bRhm igAwnI kau sdw Adysu ]

barahm gi-aanee ka-o sadaa adays.

Forever bow to the God-conscious being.

bRhm igAwnI kw kiQAw n jwie ADwK´ru ]

barahm gi-aanee kaa kathi-aa na jaa-ay aDhaakh-yar.

The God-conscious being cannot be described in words.

bRhm igAwnI srb kw Twkuru ]

barahm gi-aanee sarab kaa thaakur.

The God-conscious being is the Lord and Master of all.

bRhm igAwnI kI imiq kaunu bKwnY ]

barahm gi-aanee kee mit ka-un bakhaanai.

Who can describe the limits of the God-conscious being?

bRhm igAwnI kI giq bRhm igAwnI jwnY ]

barahm gi-aanee kee gat barahm gi-aanee jaanai.

Only the God-conscious being can know the state of the God-conscious being.

bRhm igAwnI kw AMqu n pwru ]

barahm gi-aanee kaa ant na paar.

The God-conscious being has no end or limitation.

nwnk bRhm igAwnI kau sdw nmskwru ]7]

naanak barahm gi-aanee ka-o sadaa namaskaar. ||7||

O Nanak, to the God-conscious being, bow forever in reverence. ||7||

bRhm igAwnI sB isRsit kw krqw ]

barahm gi-aanee sabh sarisat kaa kartaa.

The God-conscious being is the Creator of all the world.

bRhm igAwnI sd jIvY nhI mrqw ]

barahm gi-aanee sad jeevai nahee martaa.

The God-conscious being lives forever, and does not die.

bRhm igAwnI mukiq jugiq jIA kw dwqw ]

barahm gi-aanee mukat jugat jee-a kaa daataa.

The God-conscious being is the Giver of the way of liberation of the soul.

bRhm igAwnI pUrn purKu ibDwqw ]

barahm gi-aanee pooran purakh biDhaataa.

The God-conscious being is the Perfect Supreme Being, who orchestrates all.

bRhm igAwnI AnwQ kw nwQu ]

barahm gi-aanee anaath kaa naath.

The God-conscious being is the helper of the helpless.

bRhm igAwnI kw sB aUpir hwQu ]

barahm gi-aanee kaa sabh oopar haath.

The God-conscious being extends his hand to all.

bRhm igAwnI kw sgl Akwru ]

barahm gi-aanee kaa sagal akaar.

The God-conscious being owns the entire creation.

bRhm igAwnI Awip inrMkwru ]

barahm gi-aanee aap nirankaar.

The God-conscious being is himself the Formless Lord.

bRhm igAwnI kI soBw bRhm igAwnI bnI ]

barahm gi-aanee kee sobhaa barahm gi-aanee banee.

The glory of the God-conscious being belongs to the God-conscious being alone.

nwnk bRhm igAwnI srb kw DnI ]8]8]

naanak barahm gi-aanee sarab kaa Dhanee. ||8||8||

O Nanak, the God-conscious being is the Lord of all. ||8||8||

sloku ]



auir DwrY jo AMqir nwmu ]

ur Dhaarai jo antar naam.

One who enshrines the Naam within the heart,

srb mY pyKY Bgvwnu ]

sarab mai paykhai bhagvaan.

who sees the Lord God in all,

inmK inmK Twkur nmskwrY ]

nimakh nimakh thaakur namaskaarai.

who, each and every moment, bows in reverence to the Lord Master

nwnk Ehu Aprsu sgl insqwrY ]1]

naanak oh apras sagal nistaarai. ||1||

- O Nanak, such a one is the true 'touch-nothing Saint', who emancipates everyone. ||1||

AstpdI ]



imiQAw nwhI rsnw prs ]

mithi-aa naahee rasnaa paras.

One whose tongue does not touch falsehood;

mn mih pRIiq inrMjn drs ]

man meh pareet niranjan daras.

whose mind is filled with love for the Blessed Vision of the Pure Lord,

pr iqRA rUpu n pyKY nyqR ]

par tari-a roop na paykhai naytar.

whose eyes do not gaze upon the beauty of others' wives,

swD kI thl sMqsMig hyq ]

saaDh kee tahal satsang hayt.

who serves the Holy and loves the Saints' Congregation,

krn n sunY kwhU kI inMdw ]

karan na sunai kaahoo kee nindaa.

whose ears do not listen to slander against anyone,

sB qy jwnY Awps kau mMdw ]

sabh tay jaanai aapas ka-o mandaa.

who deems himself to be the worst of all,

gur pRswid ibiKAw prhrY ]

gur parsaad bikhi-aa parharai.

who, by Guru's Grace, renounces corruption,

mn kI bwsnw mn qy trY ]

man kee baasnaa man tay tarai.

who banishes the mind's evil desires from his mind,

ieMdRI ijq pMc doK qy rhq ]

indree jit panch dokh tay rahat.

who conquers his sexual instincts and is free of the five sinful passions

nwnk koit mDy ko AYsw Aprs ]1]

naanak kot maDhay ko aisaa apras. ||1||

- O Nanak, among millions, there is scarcely one such 'touch-nothing Saint'. ||1||

bYsno so ijsu aUpir supRsMn ]

baisno so jis oopar suparsan.

The true Vaishnaav, the devotee of Vishnu, is the one with whom God is thoroughly pleased.

ibsn kI mwieAw qy hoie iBMn ]

bisan kee maa-i-aa tay ho-ay bhinn.

He dwells apart from Maya.

krm krq hovY inhkrm ]

karam karat hovai nihkaram.

Performing good deeds, he does not seek rewards.

iqsu bYsno kw inrml Drm ]

tis baisno kaa nirmal Dharam.

Spotlessly pure is the religion of such a Vaishnaav;

kwhU Pl kI ieCw nhI bwCY ]

kaahoo fal kee ichhaa nahee baachhai.

he has no desire for the fruits of his labors.

kyvl Bgiq kIrqn sMig rwcY ]

kayval bhagat keertan sang raachai.

He is absorbed in devotional worship and the singing of Kirtan, the songs of the Lord's Glory.

mn qn AMqir ismrn gopwl ]

man tan antar simran gopaal.

Within his mind and body, he meditates in remembrance on the Lord of the Universe.

sB aUpir hovq ikrpwl ]

sabh oopar hovat kirpaal.

He is kind to all creatures.

Awip idRVY Avrh nwmu jpwvY ]

aap darirhai avrah naam japaavai.

He holds fast to the Naam, and inspires others to chant it.

nwnk Ehu bYsno prm giq pwvY ]2]

naanak oh baisno param gat paavai. ||2||

O Nanak, such a Vaishnaav obtains the supreme status. ||2||

BgauqI BgvMq Bgiq kw rMgu ]

bhag-utee bhagvant bhagat kaa rang.

The true Bhagaautee, the devotee of Adi Shakti, loves the devotional worship of God.

sgl iqAwgY dust kw sMgu ]

sagal ti-aagai dusat kaa sang.

He forsakes the company of all wicked people.

mn qy ibnsY sglw Brmu ]

man tay binsai saglaa bharam.

All doubts are removed from his mind.

kir pUjY sgl pwrbRhmu ]

kar poojai sagal paarbarahm.

He performs devotional service to the Supreme Lord God in all.

swDsMig pwpw mlu KovY ]

saaDhsang paapaa mal khovai.

In the Company of the Holy, the filth of sin is washed away.

iqsu BgauqI kI miq aUqm hovY ]

tis bhag-utee kee mat ootam hovai.

The wisdom of such a Bhagaautee becomes supreme.

BgvMq kI thl krY inq nIiq ]

bhagvant kee tahal karai nit neet.

He constantly performs the service of the Supreme Lord God.

mnu qnu ArpY ibsn prIiq ]

man tan arpai bisan pareet.

He dedicates his mind and body to the Love of God.

hir ky crn ihrdY bswvY ]

har kay charan hirdai basaavai.

The Lotus Feet of the Lord abide in his heart.

nwnk AYsw BgauqI BgvMq kau pwvY ]3]

naanak aisaa bhag-utee bhagvant ka-o paavai. ||3||

O Nanak, such a Bhagaautee attains the Lord God. ||3||

so pMifqu jo mnu prboDY ]

so pandit jo man parboDhai.

He is a true Pandit, a religious scholar, who instructs his own mind.

rwm nwmu Awqm mih soDY ]

raam naam aatam meh soDhai.

He searches for the Lord's Name within his own soul.

rwm nwm swru rsu pIvY ]

raam naam saar ras peevai.

He drinks in the Exquisite Nectar of the Lord's Name.

ausu pMifq kY aupdyis jgu jIvY ]

us pandit kai updays jag jeevai.

By that Pandit's teachings, the world lives.

hir kI kQw ihrdY bswvY ]

har kee kathaa hirdai basaavai.

He implants the Sermon of the Lord in his heart.

so pMifqu iPir join n AwvY ]

so pandit fir jon na aavai.

Such a Pandit is not cast into the womb of reincarnation again.

byd purwn isimRiq bUJY mUl ]

bayd puraan simrit boojhai mool.

He understands the fundamental essence of the Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees.

sUKm mih jwnY AsQUlu ]

sookham meh jaanai asthool.

In the unmanifest, he sees the manifest world to exist.

chu vrnw kau dy aupdysu ]

chahu varnaa ka-o day updays.

He gives instruction to people of all castes and social classes.

nwnk ausu pMifq kau sdw Adysu ]4]

naanak us pandit ka-o sadaa adays. ||4||

O Nanak, to such a Pandit, I bow in salutation forever. ||4||

bIj mMqRü srb ko igAwnu ]

beej mantar sarab ko gi-aan.

The Beej Mantra, the Seed Mantra, is spiritual wisdom for everyone.

chu vrnw mih jpY koaU nwmu ]

chahu varnaa meh japai ko-oo naam.

Anyone, from any class, may chant the Naam.

jo jo jpY iqs kI giq hoie ]

jo jo japai tis kee gat ho-ay.

Whoever chants it, is emancipated.

swDsMig pwvY jnu koie ]

saaDhsang paavai jan ko-ay.

And yet, rare are those who attain it, in the Company of the Holy.

kir ikrpw AMqir aur DwrY ]

kar kirpaa antar ur Dhaarai.

By His Grace, He enshrines it within.

psu pRyq muGd pwQr kau qwrY ]

pas parayt mughad paathar ka-o taarai.

Even beasts, ghosts and the stone-hearted are saved.

srb rog kw AauKdu nwmu ]

sarab rog kaa a-ukhad naam.

The Naam is the panacea, the remedy to cure all ills.

kilAwx rUp mMgl gux gwm ]

kali-aan roop mangal gun gaam.

Singing the Glory of God is the embodiment of bliss and emancipation.

kwhU jugiq ikqY n pweIAY Drim ]

kaahoo jugat kitai na paa-ee-ai Dharam.

It cannot be obtained by any religious rituals.

nwnk iqsu imlY ijsu iliKAw Duir krim ]5]

naanak tis milai jis likhi-aa Dhur karam. ||5||

O Nanak, he alone obtains it, whose karma is so pre-ordained. ||5||

ijs kY min pwrbRhm kw invwsu ]

jis kai man paarbarahm kaa nivaas.

One whose mind is a home for the Supreme Lord God

iqs kw nwmu siq rwmdwsu ]

tis kaa naam sat raamdaas.

- his name is truly Ram Das, the Lord's servant.

Awqm rwmu iqsu ndrI AwieAw ]

aatam raam tis nadree aa-i-aa.

He comes to have the Vision of the Lord, the Supreme Soul.

dws dsMqx Bwie iqin pwieAw ]

daas dasantan bhaa-ay tin paa-i-aa.

Deeming himself to be the slave of the Lord's slaves, he obtains it.

sdw inkit inkit hir jwnu ]

sadaa nikat nikat har jaan.

He knows the Lord to be Ever-present, close at hand.

so dwsu drgh prvwnu ]

so daas dargeh parvaan.

Such a servant is honored in the Court of the Lord.

Apuny dws kau Awip ikrpw krY ]

apunay daas ka-o aap kirpaa karai.

To His servant, He Himself shows His Mercy.

iqsu dws kau sB soJI prY ]

tis daas ka-o sabh sojhee parai.

Such a servant understands everything.

sgl sMig Awqm audwsu ]

sagal sang aatam udaas.

Amidst all, his soul is unattached.

AYsI jugiq nwnk rwmdwsu ]6]

aisee jugat naanak raamdaas. ||6||

Such is the way, O Nanak, of the Lord's servant. ||6||

pRB kI AwigAw Awqm ihqwvY ]

parabh kee aagi-aa aatam hitaavai.

One who, in his soul, loves the Will of God,

jIvn mukiq soaU khwvY ]

jeevan mukat so-oo kahaavai.

is said to be Jivan Mukta - liberated while yet alive.

qYsw hrKu qYsw ausu sogu ]

taisaa harakh taisaa us sog.

As is joy, so is sorrow to him.

sdw Anµdu qh nhI ibEgu ]

sadaa anand tah nahee bi-og.

He is in eternal bliss, and is not separated from God.

qYsw suvrnu qYsI ausu mwtI ]

taisaa suvran taisee us maatee.

As is gold, so is dust to him.

qYsw AMimRqu qYsI ibKu KwtI ]

taisaa amrit taisee bikh khaatee.

As is ambrosial nectar, so is bitter poison to him.

qYsw mwnu qYsw AiBmwnu ]

taisaa maan taisaa abhimaan.

As is honor, so is dishonor.

qYsw rMku qYsw rwjwnu ]

taisaa rank taisaa raajaan.

As is the beggar, so is the king.

jo vrqwey sweI jugiq ]

jo vartaa-ay saa-ee jugat.

Whatever God ordains, that is his way.

nwnk Ehu purKu khIAY jIvn mukiq ]7]

naanak oh purakh kahee-ai jeevan mukat. ||7||

O Nanak, that being is known as Jivan Mukta. ||7||

pwrbRhm ky sgly Twau ]

paarbarahm kay saglay thaa-o.

All places belong to the Supreme Lord God.

ijqu ijqu Gir rwKY qYsw iqn nwau ]

jit jit ghar raakhai taisaa tin naa-o.

According to the homes in which they are placed, so are His creatures named.

Awpy krn krwvn jogu ]

aapay karan karaavan jog.

He Himself is the Doer, the Cause of causes.

pRB BwvY soeI Puin hogu ]

parabh bhaavai so-ee fun hog.

Whatever pleases God, ultimately comes to pass.

psirE Awip hoie Anq qrMg ]

pasri-o aap ho-ay anat tarang.

He Himself is All-pervading, in endless waves.

lKy n jwih pwrbRhm ky rMg ]

lakhay na jaahi paarbarahm kay rang.

The playful sport of the Supreme Lord God cannot be known.

jYsI miq dyie qYsw prgws ]

jaisee mat day-ay taisaa pargaas.

As the understanding is given, so is one enlightened.

pwrbRhmu krqw Aibnws ]

paarbarahm kartaa abinaas.

The Supreme Lord God, the Creator, is eternal and everlasting.

sdw sdw sdw dieAwl ]

sadaa sadaa sadaa da-i-aal.

Forever, forever and ever, He is merciful.

ismir ismir nwnk Bey inhwl ]8]9]

simar simar naanak bha-ay nihaal. ||8||9||

Remembering Him, remembering Him in meditation, O Nanak, one is blessed with ecstasy. ||8||9||

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ausqiq krih Anyk jn AMqu n pwrwvwr ]

ustat karahi anayk jan ant na paaraavaar.

Many people praise the Lord. He has no end or limitation.

nwnk rcnw pRiB rcI bhu ibiD Aink pRkwr ]1]

naanak rachnaa parabh rachee baho biDh anik parkaar. ||1||

O Nanak, God created the creation, with its many ways and various species. ||1||

AstpdI ]



keI koit hoey pUjwrI ]

ka-ee kot ho-ay poojaaree.

Many millions are His devotees.

keI koit Awcwr ibauhwrI ]

ka-ee kot aachaar bi-uhaaree.

Many millions perform religious rituals and worldly duties.

keI koit Bey qIrQ vwsI ]

ka-ee kot bha-ay tirath vaasee.

Many millions become dwellers at sacred shrines of pilgrimage.

keI koit bn BRmih audwsI ]

ka-ee kot ban bharmeh udaasee.

Many millions wander as renunciates in the wilderness.

keI koit byd ky sRoqy ]

ka-ee kot bayd kay sarotay.

Many millions listen to the Vedas.

keI koit qpIsur hoqy ]

ka-ee kot tapeesur hotay.

Many millions become austere penitents.

keI koit Awqm iDAwnu Dwrih ]

ka-ee kot aatam Dhi-aan Dhaareh.

Many millions enshrine meditation within their souls.

keI koit kib kwib bIcwrih ]

ka-ee kot kab kaab beechaareh.

Many millions of poets contemplate Him through poetry.

keI koit nvqn nwm iDAwvih ]

ka-ee kot navtan naam Dhi-aavahi.

Many millions meditate on His eternally new Naam.

nwnk krqy kw AMqu n pwvih ]1]

naanak kartay kaa ant na paavahi. ||1||

O Nanak, none can find the limits of the Creator. ||1||

keI koit Bey AiBmwnI ]

ka-ee kot bha-ay abhimaanee.

Many millions become self-centered.

keI koit AMD AigAwnI ]

ka-ee kot anDh agi-aanee.

Many millions are blinded by ignorance.

keI koit ikrpn kTor ]

ka-ee kot kirpan kathor.

Many millions are stone-hearted misers.

keI koit AiBg Awqm inkor ]

ka-ee kot abhig aatam nikor.

Many millions are heartless, with dry, withered souls.

keI koit pr drb kau ihrih ]

ka-ee kot par darab ka-o hireh.

Many millions steal the wealth of others.

keI koit pr dUKnw krih ]

ka-ee kot par dookhnaa karahi.

Many millions slander others.

keI koit mwieAw sRm mwih ]

ka-ee kot maa-i-aa saram maahi.

Many millions struggle in Maya.

keI koit prdys BRmwih ]

ka-ee kot pardays bharmaahi.

Many millions wander in foreign lands.

ijqu ijqu lwvhu iqqu iqqu lgnw ]

jit jit laavhu tit tit lagnaa.

Whatever God attaches them to - with that they are engaged.

nwnk krqy kI jwnY krqw rcnw ]2]

naanak kartay kee jaanai kartaa rachnaa. ||2||

O Nanak, the Creator alone knows the workings of His creation. ||2||

keI koit isD jqI jogI ]

ka-ee kot siDh jatee jogee.

Many millions are Siddhas, celibates and Yogis.

keI koit rwjy rs BogI ]

ka-ee kot raajay ras bhogee.

Many millions are kings, enjoying worldly pleasures.

keI koit pMKI srp aupwey ]

ka-ee kot pankhee sarap upaa-ay.

Many millions of birds and snakes have been created.

keI koit pwQr ibrK inpjwey ]

ka-ee kot paathar birakh nipjaa-ay.

Many millions of stones and trees have been produced.

keI koit pvx pwxI bYsMqr ]

ka-ee kot pavan paanee baisantar.

Many millions are the winds, waters and fires.

keI koit dys BU mMfl ]

ka-ee kot days bhoo mandal.

Many millions are the countries and realms of the world.

keI koit ssIAr sUr nK´qR ]

ka-ee kot sasee-ar soor nakh-yatar.

Many millions are the moons, suns and stars.

keI koit dyv dwnv ieMdR isir CqR ]

ka-ee kot dayv daanav indar sir chhatar.

Many millions are the demi-gods, demons and Indras, under their regal canopies.

sgl smgRI ApnY sUiq DwrY ]

sagal samagree apnai soot Dhaarai.

He has strung the entire creation upon His thread.

nwnk ijsu ijsu BwvY iqsu iqsu insqwrY ]3]

naanak jis jis bhaavai tis tis nistaarai. ||3||

O Nanak, He emancipates those with whom He is pleased. ||3||

keI koit rwjs qwms swqk ]

ka-ee kot raajas taamas saatak.

Many millions abide in heated activity, slothful darkness and peaceful light.

keI koit byd purwn isimRiq Aru swsq ]

ka-ee kot bayd puraan simrit ar saasat.

Many millions are the Vedas, Puraanas, Simritees and Shaastras.

keI koit kIey rqn smud ]

ka-ee kot kee-ay ratan samud.

Many millions are the pearls of the oceans.

keI koit nwnw pRkwr jMq ]

ka-ee kot naanaa parkaar jant.

Many millions are the beings of so many descriptions.

keI koit kIey icr jIvy ]

ka-ee kot kee-ay chir jeevay.

Many millions are made long-lived.

keI koit igrI myr suvrn QIvy ]

ka-ee kot giree mayr suvran theevay.

Many millions of hills and mountains have been made of gold.

keI koit jK´ ikMnr ipswc ]

ka-ee kot jakh-y kinnar pisaach.

Many millions are the Yakhshas - the servants of the god of wealth, the Kinnars - the gods of celestial music,

and the evil spirits of the Pisaach.

keI koit BUq pRyq sUkr imRgwc ]

ka-ee kot bhoot parayt sookar marigaach.

Many millions are the evil nature-spirits, ghosts, pigs and tigers.

sB qy nyrY sBhU qy dUir ]

sabh tay nayrai sabhhoo tay door.

He is near to all, and yet far from all;

nwnk Awip Ailpqu rihAw BrpUir ]4]

naanak aap alipat rahi-aa bharpoor. ||4||

O Nanak, He Himself remains distinct, while yet pervading all. ||4||

keI koit pwqwl ky vwsI ]

ka-ee kot paataal kay vaasee.

Many millions inhabit the nether regions.

keI koit nrk surg invwsI ]

ka-ee kot narak surag nivaasee.

Many millions dwell in heaven and hell.

keI koit jnmih jIvih mrih ]

ka-ee kot janmeh jeeveh mareh.

Many millions are born, live and die.

keI koit bhu jonI iPrih ]

ka-ee kot baho jonee fireh.

Many millions are reincarnated, over and over again.

keI koit bYTq hI Kwih ]

ka-ee kot baithat hee khaahi.

Many millions eat while sitting at ease.

keI koit Gwlih Qik pwih ]

ka-ee kot ghaaleh thak paahi.

Many millions are exhausted by their labors.

keI koit kIey DnvMq ]

ka-ee kot kee-ay Dhanvant.

Many millions are created wealthy.

keI koit mwieAw mih icMq ]

ka-ee kot maa-i-aa meh chint.

Many millions are anxiously involved in Maya.

jh jh Bwxw qh qh rwKy ]

jah jah bhaanaa tah tah raakhay.

Wherever He wills, there He keeps us.

nwnk sBu ikCu pRB kY hwQy ]5]

naanak sabh kichh parabh kai haathay. ||5||

O Nanak, everything is in the Hands of God. ||5||

keI koit Bey bYrwgI ]

ka-ee kot bha-ay bairaagee.

Many millions become Bairaagees, who renounce the world.

rwm nwm sMig iqin ilv lwgI ]

raam naam sang tin liv laagee.

They have attached themselves to the Lord's Name.

keI koit pRB kau KojMqy ]

ka-ee kot parabh ka-o khojantay.

Many millions are searching for God.

Awqm mih pwrbRhmu lhMqy ]

aatam meh paarbarahm lahantay.

Within their souls, they find the Supreme Lord God.

keI koit drsn pRB ipAws ]

ka-ee kot darsan parabh pi-aas.

Many millions thirst for the Blessing of God's Darshan.

iqn kau imilE pRBu Aibnws ]

tin ka-o mili-o parabh abinaas.

They meet with God, the Eternal.

keI koit mwgih sqsMgu ]

ka-ee kot maageh satsang.

Many millions pray for the Society of the Saints.

pwrbRhm iqn lwgw rMgu ]

paarbarahm tin laagaa rang.

They are imbued with the Love of the Supreme Lord God.

ijn kau hoey Awip supRsMn ]

jin ka-o ho-ay aap suparsan.

Those with whom He Himself is pleased,

nwnk qy jn sdw Din DMin ]6]

naanak tay jan sadaa Dhan Dhan. ||6||

O Nanak, are blessed, forever blessed. ||6||

keI koit KwxI Aru KMf ]

ka-ee kot khaanee ar khand.

Many millions are the fields of creation and the galaxies.

keI koit Akws bRhmMf ]

ka-ee kot akaas barahmand.

Many millions are the etheric skies and the solar systems.

keI koit hoey Avqwr ]

ka-ee kot ho-ay avtaar.

Many millions are the divine incarnations.

keI jugiq kIno ibsQwr ]

ka-ee jugat keeno bisthaar.

In so many ways, He has unfolded Himself.

keI bwr psirE pwswr ]

ka-ee baar pasri-o paasaar.

So many times, He has expanded His expansion.

sdw sdw ieku eykMkwr ]

sadaa sadaa ik aykankaar.

Forever and ever, He is the One, the One Universal Creator.

keI koit kIny bhu Bwiq ]

ka-ee kot keenay baho bhaat.

Many millions are created in various forms.

pRB qy hoey pRB mwih smwiq ]

parabh tay ho-ay parabh maahi samaat.

From God they emanate, and into God they merge once again.

qw kw AMqu n jwnY koie ]

taa kaa ant na jaanai ko-ay.

His limits are not known to anyone.

Awpy Awip nwnk pRBu soie ]7]

aapay aap naanak parabh so-ay. ||7||

Of Himself, and by Himself, O Nanak, God exists. ||7||

keI koit pwrbRhm ky dws ]

ka-ee kot paarbarahm kay daas.

Many millions are the servants of the Supreme Lord God.

iqn hovq Awqm prgws ]

tin hovat aatam pargaas.

Their souls are enlightened.

keI koit qq ky byqy ]

ka-ee kot tat kay baytay.

Many millions know the essence of reality.

sdw inhwrih eyko nyqRy ]

sadaa nihaarahi ayko naytaray.

Their eyes gaze forever on the One alone.

keI koit nwm rsu pIvih ]

ka-ee kot naam ras peeveh.

Many millions drink in the essence of the Naam.

Amr Bey sd sd hI jIvih ]

amar bha-ay sad sad hee jeeveh.

They become immortal; they live forever and ever.

keI koit nwm gun gwvih ]

ka-ee kot naam gun gaavahi.

Many millions sing the Glorious Praises of the Naam.

Awqm ris suiK shij smwvih ]

aatam ras sukh sahj samaaveh.

They are absorbed in intuitive peace and pleasure.

Apuny jn kau swis swis smwry ]

apunay jan ka-o saas saas samaaray.

He remembers His servants with each and every breath.

nwnk Eie prmysur ky ipAwry ]8]10]

naanak o-ay parmaysur kay pi-aaray. ||8||10||

O Nanak, they are the beloveds of the Transcendent Lord God. ||8||10||

sloku ]



krx kwrx pRBu eyku hY dUsr nwhI koie ]

karan kaaran parabh ayk hai doosar naahee ko-ay.

God alone is the Doer of deeds - there is no other at all.

nwnk iqsu bilhwrxY jil Qil mhIAil soie ]1]

naanak tis balihaarnai jal thal mahee-al so-ay. ||1||

O Nanak, I am a sacrifice to the One, who pervades the waters, the lands, the sky and all space. ||1||

AstpdI ]



krn krwvn krnY jogu ]

karan karaavan karnai jog.

The Doer, the Cause of causes, is potent to do anything.

jo iqsu BwvY soeI hogu ]

jo tis bhaavai so-ee hog.

That which pleases Him, comes to pass.

iKn mih Qwip auQwpnhwrw ]

khin meh thaap uthaapanhaaraa.

In an instant, He creates and destroys.

AMqu nhI ikCu pwrwvwrw ]

ant nahee kichh paaraavaaraa.

He has no end or limitation.

hukmy Dwir ADr rhwvY ]

hukmay Dhaar aDhar rahaavai.

By His Order, He established the earth, and He maintains it unsupported.

hukmy aupjY hukim smwvY ]

hukmay upjai hukam samaavai.

By His Order, the world was created; by His Order, it shall merge again into Him.

hukmy aUc nIc ibauhwr ]

hukmay ooch neech bi-uhaar.

By His Order, one's occupation is high or low.

hukmy Aink rMg prkwr ]

hukmay anik rang parkaar.

By His Order, there are so many colors and forms.

kir kir dyKY ApnI vifAweI ]

kar kar daykhai apnee vadi-aa-ee.

Having created the Creation, He beholds His own greatness.

nwnk sB mih rihAw smweI ]1]

naanak sabh meh rahi-aa samaa-ee. ||1||

O Nanak, He is pervading in all. ||1||

pRB BwvY mwnuK giq pwvY ]

parabh bhaavai maanukh gat paavai.

If it pleases God, one attains salvation.

pRB BwvY qw pwQr qrwvY ]

parabh bhaavai taa paathar taraavai.

If it pleases God, then even stones can swim.

pRB BwvY ibnu sws qy rwKY ]

parabh bhaavai bin saas tay raakhai.

If it pleases God, the body is preserved, even without the breath of life.

pRB BwvY qw hir gux BwKY ]

parabh bhaavai taa har gun bhaakhai.

If it pleases God, then one chants the Lord's Glorious Praises.

pRB BwvY qw piqq auDwrY ]

parabh bhaavai taa patit uDhaarai.

If it pleases God, then even sinners are saved.

Awip krY Awpn bIcwrY ]

aap karai aapan beechaarai.

He Himself acts, and He Himself contemplates.

duhw isirAw kw Awip suAwmI ]

duhaa siri-aa kaa aap su-aamee.

He Himself is the Master of both worlds.

KylY ibgsY AMqrjwmI ]

khaylai bigsai antarjaamee.

He plays and He enjoys; He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts.

jo BwvY so kwr krwvY ]

jo bhaavai so kaar karaavai.

As He wills, He causes actions to be done.

nwnk idRstI Avru n AwvY ]2]

naanak daristee avar na aavai. ||2||

Nanak sees no other than Him. ||2||

khu mwnuK qy ikAw hoie AwvY ]

kaho maanukh tay ki-aa ho-ay aavai.

Tell me - what can a mere mortal do?

jo iqsu BwvY soeI krwvY ]

jo tis bhaavai so-ee karaavai.

Whatever pleases God is what He causes us to do.

ies kY hwiQ hoie qw sBu ikCu lyie ]

is kai haath ho-ay taa sabh kichh lay-ay.

If it were in our hands, we would grab up everything.

jo iqsu BwvY soeI kryie ]

jo tis bhaavai so-ee karay-i.

Whatever pleases God - that is what He does.

Anjwnq ibiKAw mih rcY ]

anjaanat bikhi-aa meh rachai.

Through ignorance, people are engrossed in corruption.

jy jwnq Awpn Awp bcY ]

jay jaanat aapan aap bachai.

If they knew better, they would save themselves.

Brmy BUlw dh idis DwvY ]

bharmay bhoolaa dah dis Dhaavai.

Deluded by doubt, they wander around in the ten directions.

inmK mwih cwir kuMt iPir AwvY ]

nimakh maahi chaar kunt fir aavai.

In an instant, their minds go around the four corners of the world and come back again.

kir ikrpw ijsu ApnI Bgiq dyie ]

kar kirpaa jis apnee bhagat day-ay.

Those whom the Lord mercifully blesses with His devotional worship

nwnk qy jn nwim imlyie ]3]

naanak tay jan naam milay-ay. ||3||

- O Nanak, they are absorbed into the Naam. ||3||

iKn mih nIc kIt kau rwj ]

khin meh neech keet ka-o raaj.

In an instant, the lowly worm is transformed into a king.

pwrbRhm grIb invwj ]

paarbarahm gareeb nivaaj.

The Supreme Lord God is the Protector of the humble.

jw kw idRsit kCU n AwvY ]

jaa kaa darisat kachhoo na aavai.

Even one who has never been seen at all,

iqsu qqkwl dh ids pRgtwvY ]

tis tatkaal dah dis paragtaavai.

becomes instantly famous in the ten directions.

jw kau ApunI krY bKsIs ]

jaa ka-o apunee karai bakhsees.

And that one upon whom He bestows His blessings

qw kw lyKw n gnY jgdIs ]

taa kaa laykhaa na ganai jagdees.

- the Lord of the world does not hold him to his account.

jIau ipMfu sB iqs kI rwis ]

jee-o pind sabh tis kee raas.

Soul and body are all His property.

Git Git pUrn bRhm pRgws ]

ghat ghat pooran barahm pargaas.

Each and every heart is illuminated by the Perfect Lord God.

ApnI bxq Awip bnweI ]

apnee banat aap banaa-ee.

He Himself fashioned His own handiwork.

nwnk jIvY dyiK bfweI ]4]

naanak jeevai daykh badaa-ee. ||4||

Nanak lives by beholding His greatness. ||4||

ies kw blu nwhI iesu hwQ ]

is kaa bal naahee is haath.

There is no power in the hands of mortal beings;

krn krwvn srb ko nwQ ]

karan karaavan sarab ko naath.

the Doer, the Cause of causes is the Lord of all.

AwigAwkwrI bpurw jIau ]

aagi-aakaaree bapuraa jee-o.

The helpless beings are subject to His Command.

jo iqsu BwvY soeI Puin QIau ]

jo tis bhaavai so-ee fun thee-o.

That which pleases Him, ultimately comes to pass.

kbhU aUc nIc mih bsY ]

kabhoo ooch neech meh basai.

Sometimes, they abide in exaltation; sometimes, they are depressed.

kbhU sog hrK rMig hsY ]

kabhoo sog harakh rang hasai.

Sometimes, they are sad, and sometimes they laugh with joy and delight.

kbhU inMd icMd ibauhwr ]

kabhoo nind chind bi-uhaar.

Sometimes, they are occupied with slander and anxiety.

kbhU aUB Akws pieAwl ]

kabhoo oobh akaas pa-i-aal.

Sometimes, they are high in the Akaashic Ethers, sometimes in the nether regions of the underworld.

kbhU byqw bRhm bIcwr ]

kabhoo baytaa barahm beechaar.

Sometimes, they know the contemplation of God.

nwnk Awip imlwvxhwr ]5]

naanak aap milaavanhaar. ||5||

O Nanak, God Himself unites them with Himself. ||5||

kbhU inriq krY bhu Bwiq ]

kabhoo nirat karai baho bhaat.

Sometimes, they dance in various ways.

kbhU soie rhY idnu rwiq ]

kabhoo so-ay rahai din raat.

Sometimes, they remain asleep day and night.

kbhU mhw k®oD ibkrwl ]

kabhoo mahaa kroDh bikraal.

Sometimes, they are awesome, in terrible rage.

kbhUM srb kI hoq rvwl ]


sarab kee hot ravaal.

Sometimes, they are the dust of the feet of all.

kbhU hoie bhY bf rwjw ]

kabhoo ho-ay bahai bad raajaa.

Sometimes, they sit as great kings.

kbhu ByKwrI nIc kw swjw ]

kabahu bhaykhaaree neech kaa saajaa.

Sometimes, they wear the coat of a lowly beggar.

kbhU ApkIriq mih AwvY ]

kabhoo apkeerat meh aavai.

Sometimes, they come to have evil reputations.

kbhU Blw Blw khwvY ]

kabhoo bhalaa bhalaa kahaavai.

Sometimes, they are known as very, very good.

ijau pRBu rwKY iqv hI rhY ]

ji-o parabh raakhai tiv hee rahai.

As God keeps them, so they remain.

gur pRswid nwnk scu khY ]6]

gur parsaad naanak sach kahai. ||6||

By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, the Truth is told. ||6||

kbhU hoie pMifqu kry bK´wnu ]

kabhoo ho-ay pandit karay bakh-yaan.

Sometimes, as scholars, they deliver lectures.

kbhU moinDwrI lwvY iDAwnu ]

kabhoo moniDhaaree laavai Dhi-aan.

Sometimes, they hold to silence in deep meditation.

kbhU qt qIrQ iesnwn ]

kabhoo tat tirath isnaan.

Sometimes, they take cleansing baths at places of pilgrimage.

kbhU isD swiDk muiK igAwn ]

kabhoo siDh saaDhik mukh gi-aan.

Sometimes, as Siddhas or seekers, they impart spiritual wisdom.

kbhU kIt hsiq pqMg hoie jIAw ]

kabhoo keet hasat patang ho-ay jee-aa.

Sometimes, they becomes worms, elephants, or moths.

Aink join BrmY BrmIAw ]

anik jon bharmai bharmee-aa.

They may wander and roam through countless incarnations.

nwnw rUp ijau sÍwgI idKwvY ]

naanaa roop ji-o savaagee dikhaavai.

In various costumes, like actors, they appear.

ijau pRB BwvY iqvY ncwvY ]

ji-o parabh bhaavai tivai nachaavai.

As it pleases God, they dance.

jo iqsu BwvY soeI hoie ]

jo tis bhaavai so-ee ho-ay.

Whatever pleases Him, comes to pass.

nwnk dUjw Avru n koie ]7]

naanak doojaa avar na ko-ay. ||7||

O Nanak, there is no other at all. ||7||

kbhU swDsMgiq iehu pwvY ]

kabhoo saaDhsangat ih paavai.

Sometimes, this being attains the Company of the Holy.

ausu AsQwn qy bhuir n AwvY ]

us asthaan tay bahur na aavai.

From that place, he does not have to come back again.

AMqir hoie igAwn prgwsu ]

antar ho-ay gi-aan pargaas.

The light of spiritual wisdom dawns within.

ausu AsQwn kw nhI ibnwsu ]

us asthaan kaa nahee binaas.

That place does not perish.

mn qn nwim rqy iek rMig ]

man tan naam ratay ik rang.

The mind and body are imbued with the Love of the Naam, the Name of the One Lord.

sdw bsih pwrbRhm kY sMig ]

sadaa baseh paarbarahm kai sang.

He dwells forever with the Supreme Lord God.

ijau jl mih jlu Awie Ktwnw ]

ji-o jal meh jal aa-ay khataanaa.

As water comes to blend with water,

iqau joqI sMig joiq smwnw ]

ti-o jotee sang jot samaanaa.

his light blends into the Light.

imit gey gvn pwey ibsRwm ]

mit ga-ay gavan paa-ay bisraam.

Reincarnation is ended, and eternal peace is found.

nwnk pRB kY sd kurbwn ]8]11]

naanak parabh kai sad kurbaan. ||8||11||

Nanak is forever a sacrifice to God. ||8||11||

sloku ]



suKI bsY mskInIAw Awpu invwir qly ]

sukhee basai maskeenee-aa aap nivaar talay.

The humble beings abide in peace; subduing egotism, they are meek.

bfy bfy AhMkwrIAw nwnk grib gly ]1]

baday baday ahaNkaaree-aa naanak garab galay. ||1||

The very proud and arrogant persons, O Nanak, are consumed by their own pride. ||1||

AstpdI ]



ijs kY AMqir rwj AiBmwnu ]

jis kai antar raaj abhimaan.

One who has the pride of power within,

so nrkpwqI hovq suAwnu ]

so narakpaatee hovat su-aan.

shall dwell in hell, and become a dog.

jo jwnY mY jobnvMqu ]

jo jaanai mai jobanvant.

One who deems himself to have the beauty of youth,

so hovq ibstw kw jMqu ]

so hovat bistaa kaa jant.

shall become a maggot in manure.

Awps kau krmvMqu khwvY ]

aapas ka-o karamvant kahaavai.

One who claims to act virtuously,

jnim mrY bhu join BRmwvY ]

janam marai baho jon bharmaavai.

shall live and die, wandering through countless reincarnations.

Dn BUim kw jo krY gumwnu ]

Dhan bhoom kaa jo karai gumaan.

One who takes pride in wealth and lands

so mUrKu AMDw AigAwnu ]

so moorakh anDhaa agi-aan.

is a fool, blind and ignorant.

kir ikrpw ijs kY ihrdY grIbI bswvY ]

kar kirpaa jis kai hirdai gareebee basaavai.

One whose heart is mercifully blessed with abiding humility,

nwnk eIhw mukqu AwgY suKu pwvY ]1]

naanak eehaa mukat aagai sukh paavai. ||1||

O Nanak, is liberated here, and obtains peace hereafter. ||1||

DnvMqw hoie kir grbwvY ]

Dhanvantaa ho-ay kar garbaavai.

One who becomes wealthy and takes pride in it

iqRx smwin kCu sMig n jwvY ]

tarin samaan kachh sang na jaavai.

- not even a piece of straw shall go along with him.

bhu lskr mwnuK aUpir kry Aws ]

baho laskar maanukh oopar karay aas.

He may place his hopes on a large army of men,

pl BIqir qw kw hoie ibnws ]

pal bheetar taa kaa ho-ay binaas.

but he shall vanish in an instant.

sB qy Awp jwnY blvMqu ]

sabh tay aap jaanai balvant.

One who deems himself to be the strongest of all,

iKn mih hoie jwie BsmMqu ]

khin meh ho-ay jaa-ay bhasmant.

in an instant, shall be reduced to ashes.

iksY n bdY Awip AhMkwrI ]

kisai na badai aap ahaNkaaree.

One who thinks of no one else except his own prideful self

Drm rwie iqsu kry KuAwrI ]

Dharam raa-ay tis karay khu-aaree.

- the Righteous Judge of Dharma shall expose his disgrace.

gur pRswid jw kw imtY AiBmwnu ]

gur parsaad jaa kaa mitai abhimaan.

One who, by Guru's Grace, eliminates his ego,

so jnu nwnk drgh prvwnu ]2]

so jan naanak dargeh parvaan. ||2||

O Nanak, becomes acceptable in the Court of the Lord. ||2||

koit krm krY hau Dwry ]

kot karam karai ha-o Dhaaray.

If someone does millions of good deeds, while acting in ego,

sRmu pwvY sgly ibrQwry ]

saram paavai saglay birthaaray.

he shall incur only trouble; all this is in vain.

Aink qpisAw kry AhMkwr ]

anik tapasi-aa karay ahaNkaar.

If someone performs great penance, while acting in selfishness and conceit,

nrk surg iPir iPir Avqwr ]

narak surag fir fir avtaar.

he shall be reincarnated into heaven and hell, over and over again.

Aink jqn kir Awqm nhI dRvY ]

anik jatan kar aatam nahee darvai.

He makes all sorts of efforts, but his soul is still not softened

hir drgh khu kYsy gvY ]

har dargeh kaho kaisay gavai.

- how can he go to the Court of the Lord?

Awps kau jo Blw khwvY ]

aapas ka-o jo bhalaa kahaavai.

One who calls himself good

iqsih BlweI inkit n AwvY ]

tiseh bhalaa-ee nikat na aavai.

- goodness shall not draw near him.

srb kI ryn jw kw mnu hoie ]

sarab kee rayn jaa kaa man ho-ay.

One whose mind is the dust of all

khu nwnk qw kI inrml soie ]3]

kaho naanak taa kee nirmal so-ay. ||3||

- says Nanak, his reputation is spotlessly pure. ||3||

jb lgu jwnY muJ qy kCu hoie ]

jab lag jaanai mujh tay kachh ho-ay.

As long as someone thinks that he is the one who acts,

qb ies kau suKu nwhI koie ]

tab is ka-o sukh naahee ko-ay.

he shall have no peace.

jb ieh jwnY mY ikCu krqw ]

jab ih jaanai mai kichh kartaa.

As long as this mortal thinks that he is the one who does things,

qb lgu grB join mih iPrqw ]

tab lag garabh jon meh firtaa.

he shall wander in reincarnation through the womb.

jb DwrY koaU bYrI mIqu ]

jab Dhaarai ko-oo bairee meet.

As long as he considers one an enemy, and another a friend,

qb lgu inhclu nwhI cIqu ]

tab lag nihchal naahee cheet.

his mind shall not come to rest.

jb lgu moh mgn sMig mwie ]

jab lag moh magan sang maa-ay.

As long as he is intoxicated with attachment to Maya,

qb lgu Drm rwie dyie sjwie ]

tab lag Dharam raa-ay day-ay sajaa-ay.

the Righteous Judge shall punish him.

pRB ikrpw qy bMDn qUtY ]

parabh kirpaa tay banDhan tootai.

By God's Grace, his bonds are shattered;

gur pRswid nwnk hau CUtY ]4]

gur parsaad naanak ha-o chhootai. ||4||

by Guru's Grace, O Nanak, his ego is eliminated. ||4||

shs Kty lK kau auiT DwvY ]

sahas khatay lakh ka-o uth Dhaavai.

Earning a thousand, he runs after a hundred thousand.

iqRpiq n AwvY mwieAw pwCY pwvY ]

taripat na aavai maa-i-aa paachhai paavai.

Satisfaction is not obtained by chasing after Maya.

Aink Bog ibiKAw ky krY ]

anik bhog bikhi-aa kay karai.

He may enjoy all sorts of corrupt pleasures,

nh iqRpqwvY Kip Kip mrY ]

nah tariptaavai khap khap marai.

but he is still not satisfied; he indulges again and again, wearing himself out, until he dies.

ibnw sMqoK nhI koaU rwjY ]

binaa santokh nahee ko-oo raajai.

Without contentment, no one is satisfied.

supn mnorQ ibRQy sB kwjY ]

supan manorath barithay sabh kaajai.

Like the objects in a dream, all his efforts are in vain.

nwm rMig srb suKu hoie ]

naam rang sarab sukh ho-ay.

Through the love of the Naam, all peace is obtained.

bfBwgI iksY prwpiq hoie ]

badbhaagee kisai paraapat ho-ay.

Only a few obtain this, by great good fortune.

krn krwvn Awpy Awip ]

karan karaavan aapay aap.

He Himself is Himself the Cause of causes.

sdw sdw nwnk hir jwip ]5]

sadaa sadaa naanak har jaap. ||5||

Forever and ever, O Nanak, chant the Lord's Name. ||5||

krn krwvn krnYhwru ]

karan karaavan karnaihaar.

The Doer, the Cause of causes, is the Creator Lord.

ies kY hwiQ khw bIcwru ]

is kai haath kahaa beechaar.

What deliberations are in the hands of mortal beings?

jYsI idRsit kry qYsw hoie ]

jaisee darisat karay taisaa ho-ay.

As God casts His Glance of Grace, they come to be.

Awpy Awip Awip pRBu soie ]

aapay aap aap parabh so-ay.

God Himself, of Himself, is unto Himself.

jo ikCu kIno su ApnY rMig ]

jo kichh keeno so apnai rang.

Whatever He created, was by His Own Pleasure.

sB qy dUir sBhU kY sMig ]

sabh tay door sabhhoo kai sang.

He is far from all, and yet with all.

bUJY dyKY krY ibbyk ]

boojhai daykhai karai bibayk.

He understands, He sees, and He passes judgment.

Awpih eyk Awpih Anyk ]

aapeh ayk aapeh anayk.

He Himself is the One, and He Himself is the many.

mrY n ibnsY AwvY n jwie ]

marai na binsai aavai na jaa-ay.

He does not die or perish; He does not come or go.

nwnk sd hI rihAw smwie ]6]

naanak sad hee rahi-aa samaa-ay. ||6||

O Nanak, He remains forever All-pervading. ||6||

Awip aupdysY smJY Awip ]

aap updaysai samjhai aap.

He Himself instructs, and He Himself learns.

Awpy ricAw sB kY swiQ ]

aapay rachi-aa sabh kai saath.

He Himself mingles with all.

Awip kIno Awpn ibsQwru ]

aap keeno aapan bisthaar.

He Himself created His own expanse.

sBu kCu aus kw Ehu krnYhwru ]

sabh kachh us kaa oh karnaihaar.

All things are His; He is the Creator.

aus qy iBMn khhu ikCu hoie ]

us tay bhinn kahhu kichh ho-ay.

Without Him, what could be done?

Qwn Qnµqir eykY soie ]

thaan thanantar aykai so-ay.

In the spaces and interspaces, He is the One.

Apuny cilq Awip krxYhwr ]

apunay chalit aap karnaihaar.

In His own play, He Himself is the Actor.

kauqk krY rMg Awpwr ]

ka-utak karai rang aapaar.

He produces His plays with infinite variety.

mn mih Awip mn Apuny mwih ]

man meh aap man apunay maahi.

He Himself is in the mind, and the mind is in Him.

nwnk kImiq khnu n jwie ]7]

naanak keemat kahan na jaa-ay. ||7||

O Nanak, His worth cannot be estimated. ||7||

siq siq siq pRBu suAwmI ]

sat sat sat parabh su-aamee.

True, True, True is God, our Lord and Master.

gur prswid iknY viKAwnI ]

gur parsaad kinai vakhi-aanee.

By Guru's Grace, some speak of Him.

scu scu scu sBu kInw ]

sach sach sach sabh keenaa.

True, True, True is the Creator of all.

koit mDy iknY ibrlY cInw ]

kot maDhay kinai birlai cheenaa.

Out of millions, scarcely anyone knows Him.

Blw Blw Blw qyrw rUp ]

bhalaa bhalaa bhalaa tayraa roop.

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful is Your Sublime Form.

Aiq suMdr Apwr AnUp ]

at sundar apaar anoop.

You are Exquisitely Beautiful, Infinite and Incomparable.

inrml inrml inrml qyrI bwxI ]

nirmal nirmal nirmal tayree banee.

Pure, Pure, Pure is the Word of Your Bani,

Git Git sunI sRvn bK´wxI ]

ghat ghat sunee sarvan bakh-yaanee.

heard in each and every heart, spoken to the ears.

pivqR pivqR pivqR punIq ]

pavitar pavitar pavitar puneet.

Holy, Holy, Holy and Sublimely Pure

nwmu jpY nwnk min pRIiq ]8]12]

naam japai naanak man pareet. ||8||12||

- chant the Naam, O Nanak, with heart-felt love. ||8||12||

sloku ]



sMq srin jo jnu prY so jnu auDrnhwr ]

sant saran jo jan parai so jan uDhranhaar.

One who seeks the Sanctuary of the Saints shall be saved.

sMq kI inMdw nwnkw bhuir bhuir Avqwr ]1]

sant kee nindaa naankaa bahur bahur avtaar. ||1||

One who slanders the Saints, O Nanak, shall be reincarnated over and over again. ||1||

AstpdI ]



sMq kY dUKin Awrjw GtY ]

sant kai dookhan aarjaa ghatai.

Slandering the Saints, one's life is cut short.

sMq kY dUKin jm qy nhI CutY ]

sant kai dookhan jam tay nahee chhutai.

Slandering the Saints, one shall not escape the Messenger of Death.

sMq kY dUKin suKu sBu jwie ]

sant kai dookhan sukh sabh jaa-ay.

Slandering the Saints, all happiness vanishes.

sMq kY dUKin nrk mih pwie ]

sant kai dookhan narak meh paa-ay.

Slandering the Saints, one falls into hell.

sMq kY dUKin miq hoie mlIn ]

sant kai dookhan mat ho-ay maleen.

Slandering the Saints, the intellect is polluted.

sMq kY dUKin soBw qy hIn ]

sant kai dookhan sobhaa tay heen.

Slandering the Saints, one's reputation is lost.

sMq ky hqy kau rKY n koie ]

sant kay hatay ka-o rakhai na ko-ay.

One who is cursed by a Saint cannot be saved.

sMq kY dUKin Qwn BRstu hoie ]

sant kai dookhan thaan bharsat ho-ay.

Slandering the Saints, one's place is defiled.

sMq ik®pwl ik®pw jy krY ]

sant kirpaal kirpaa jay karai.

But if the Compassionate Saint shows His Kindness,

nwnk sMqsMig inMdku BI qrY ]1]

naanak satsang nindak bhee tarai. ||1||

O Nanak, in the Company of the Saints, the slanderer may still be saved. ||1||

sMq ky dUKn qy muKu BvY ]

sant kay dookhan tay mukh bhavai.

Slandering the Saints, one becomes a wry-faced malcontent.

sMqn kY dUKin kwg ijau lvY ]

santan kai dookhan kaag ji-o lavai.

Slandering the Saints, one croaks like a raven.

sMqn kY dUKin srp join pwie ]

santan kai dookhan sarap jon paa-ay.

Slandering the Saints, one is reincarnated as a snake.

sMq kY dUKin iqRgd join ikrmwie ]

sant kai dookhan tarigad jon kirmaa-ay.

Slandering the Saints, one is reincarnated as a wiggling worm.

sMqn kY dUKin iqRsnw mih jlY ]

santan kai dookhan tarisnaa meh jalai.

Slandering the Saints, one burns in the fire of desire.

sMq kY dUKin sBu ko ClY ]

sant kai dookhan sabh ko chhalai.

Slandering the Saints, one tries to deceive everyone.

sMq kY dUKin qyju sBu jwie ]

sant kai dookhan tayj sabh jaa-ay.

Slandering the Saints, all one's influence vanishes.

sMq kY dUKin nIcu nIcwie ]

sant kai dookhan neech neechaa-ay.

Slandering the Saints, one becomes the lowest of the low.

sMq doKI kw Qwau ko nwih ]

sant dokhee kaa thaa-o ko naahi.

For the slanderer of the Saint, there is no place of rest.

nwnk sMq BwvY qw Eie BI giq pwih ]2]

naanak sant bhaavai taa o-ay bhee gat paahi. ||2||

O Nanak, if it pleases the Saint, even then, he may be saved. ||2||

sMq kw inMdku mhw AqqweI ]

sant kaa nindak mahaa attaa-ee.

The slanderer of the Saint is the worst evil-doer.

sMq kw inMdku iKnu itknu n pweI ]

sant kaa nindak khin tikan na paa-ee.

The slanderer of the Saint has not even a moment's rest.

sMq kw inMdku mhw hiqAwrw ]

sant kaa nindak mahaa hati-aaraa.

The slanderer of the Saint is a brutal butcher.

sMq kw inMdku prmysuir mwrw ]

sant kaa nindak parmaysur maaraa.

The slanderer of the Saint is cursed by the Transcendent Lord.

sMq kw inMdku rwj qy hInu ]

sant kaa nindak raaj tay heen.

The slanderer of the Saint has no kingdom.

sMq kw inMdku duKIAw Aru dInu ]

sant kaa nindak dukhee-aa ar deen.

The slanderer of the Saint becomes miserable and poor.

sMq ky inMdk kau srb rog ]

sant kay nindak ka-o sarab rog.

The slanderer of the Saint contracts all diseases.

sMq ky inMdk kau sdw ibjog ]

sant kay nindak ka-o sadaa bijog.

The slanderer of the Saint is forever separated.

sMq kI inMdw doK mih doKu ]

sant kee nindaa dokh meh dokh.

To slander a Saint is the worst sin of sins.

nwnk sMq BwvY qw aus kw BI hoie moKu ]3]

naanak sant bhaavai taa us kaa bhee ho-ay mokh. ||3||

O Nanak, if it pleases the Saint, then even this one may be liberated. ||3||

sMq kw doKI sdw Apivqu ]

sant kaa dokhee sadaa apvit.

The slanderer of the Saint is forever impure.

sMq kw doKI iksY kw nhI imqu ]

sant kaa dokhee kisai kaa nahee mit.

The slanderer of the Saint is nobody's friend.

sMq ky doKI kau fwnu lwgY ]

sant kay dokhee ka-o daan laagai.

The slanderer of the Saint shall be punished.

sMq ky doKI kau sB iqAwgY ]

sant kay dokhee ka-o sabh ti-aagai.

The slanderer of the Saint is abandoned by all.

sMq kw doKI mhw AhMkwrI ]

sant kaa dokhee mahaa ahaNkaaree.

The slanderer of the Saint is totally egocentric.

sMq kw doKI sdw ibkwrI ]

sant kaa dokhee sadaa bikaaree.

The slanderer of the Saint is forever corrupt.

sMq kw doKI jnmY mrY ]

sant kaa dokhee janmai marai.

The slanderer of the Saint must endure birth and death.

sMq kI dUKnw suK qy trY ]

sant kee dookhnaa sukh tay tarai.

The slanderer of the Saint is devoid of peace.

sMq ky doKI kau nwhI Twau ]

sant kay dokhee ka-o naahee thaa-o.

The slanderer of the Saint has no place of rest.

nwnk sMq BwvY qw ley imlwie ]4]

naanak sant bhaavai taa la-ay milaa-ay. ||4||

O Nanak, if it pleases the Saint, then even such a one may merge in union. ||4||

sMq kw doKI AD bIc qy tUtY ]

sant kaa dokhee aDh beech tay tootai.

The slanderer of the Saint breaks down mid-way.

sMq kw doKI ikqY kwij n phUcY ]

sant kaa dokhee kitai kaaj na pahoochai.

The slanderer of the Saint cannot accomplish his tasks.

sMq ky doKI kau auidAwn BRmweIAY ]

sant kay dokhee ka-o udi-aan bharmaa-ee-ai.

The slanderer of the Saint wanders in the wilderness.

sMq kw doKI auJiV pweIAY ]

sant kaa dokhee ujharh paa-ee-ai.

The slanderer of the Saint is misled into desolation.

sMq kw doKI AMqr qy QoQw ]

sant kaa dokhee antar tay thothaa.

The slanderer of the Saint is empty inside,

ijau sws ibnw imrqk kI loQw ]

ji-o saas binaa mirtak kee lothaa.

like the corpse of a dead man, without the breath of life.

sMq ky doKI kI jV ikCu nwih ]

sant kay dokhee kee jarh kichh naahi.

The slanderer of the Saint has no heritage at all.

Awpn bIij Awpy hI Kwih ]

aapan beej aapay hee khaahi.

He himself must eat what he has planted.

sMq ky doKI kau Avru n rwKnhwru ]

sant kay dokhee ka-o avar na raakhanhaar.

The slanderer of the Saint cannot be saved by anyone else.

nwnk sMq BwvY qw ley aubwir ]5]

naanak sant bhaavai taa la-ay ubaar. ||5||

O Nanak, if it pleases the Saint, then even he may be saved. ||5||

sMq kw doKI ieau ibllwie ]

sant kaa dokhee i-o billaa-ay.

The slanderer of the Saint bewails like this

ijau jl ibhUn mCulI qVPVwie ]

ji-o jal bihoon machhulee tarhafrhaa-ay.

- like a fish, out of water, writhing in agony.

sMq kw doKI BUKw nhI rwjY ]

sant kaa dokhee bhookhaa nahee raajai.

The slanderer of the Saint is hungry and is never satisfied,

ijau pwvku eIDin nhI DRwpY ]

ji-o paavak eeDhan nahee Dharaapai.

as fire is not satisfied by fuel.

sMq kw doKI CutY iekylw ]

sant kaa dokhee chhutai ikaylaa.

The slanderer of the Saint is left all alone,

ijau bUAwVu iqlu Kyq mwih duhylw ]

ji-o boo-aarh til khayt maahi duhaylaa.

like the miserable barren sesame stalk abandoned in the field.

sMq kw doKI Drm qy rhq ]

sant kaa dokhee Dharam tay rahat.

The slanderer of the Saint is devoid of faith.

sMq kw doKI sd imiQAw khq ]

sant kaa dokhee sad mithi-aa kahat.

The slanderer of the Saint constantly lies.

ikrqu inMdk kw Duir hI pieAw ]

kirat nindak kaa Dhur hee pa-i-aa.

The fate of the slanderer is pre-ordained from the very beginning of time.

nwnk jo iqsu BwvY soeI iQAw ]6]

naanak jo tis bhaavai so-ee thi-aa. ||6||

O Nanak, whatever pleases God's Will comes to pass. ||6||

sMq kw doKI ibgV rUpu hoie jwie ]

sant kaa dokhee bigarh roop ho-ay jaa-ay.

The slanderer of the Saint becomes deformed.

sMq ky doKI kau drgh imlY sjwie ]

sant kay dokhee ka-o dargeh milai sajaa-ay.

The slanderer of the Saint receives his punishment in the Court of the Lord.

sMq kw doKI sdw shkweIAY ]

sant kaa dokhee sadaa sahkaa-ee-ai.

The slanderer of the Saint is eternally in limbo.

sMq kw doKI n mrY n jIvweIAY ]

sant kaa dokhee na marai na jeevaa-ee-ai.

He does not die, but he does not live either.

sMq ky doKI kI pujY n Awsw ]

sant kay dokhee kee pujai na aasaa.

The hopes of the slanderer of the Saint are not fulfilled.

sMq kw doKI auiT clY inrwsw ]

sant kaa dokhee uth chalai niraasaa.

The slanderer of the Saint departs disappointed.

sMq kY doiK n iqRstY koie ]

sant kai dokh na taristai ko-ay.

Slandering the Saint, no one attains satisfaction.

jYsw BwvY qYsw koeI hoie ]

jaisaa bhaavai taisaa ko-ee ho-ay.

As it pleases the Lord, so do people become;

pieAw ikrqu n mytY koie ]

pa-i-aa kirat na maytai ko-ay.

no one can erase their past actions.

nwnk jwnY scw soie ]7]

naanak jaanai sachaa so-ay. ||7||

O Nanak, the True Lord alone knows all. ||7||

sB Gt iqs ky Ehu krnYhwru ]

sabh ghat tis kay oh karnaihaar.

All hearts are His; He is the Creator.

sdw sdw iqs kau nmskwru ]

sadaa sadaa tis ka-o namaskaar.

Forever and ever, I bow to Him in reverence.

pRB kI ausqiq krhu idnu rwiq ]

parabh kee ustat karahu din raat.

Praise God, day and night.

iqsih iDAwvhu swis igrwis ]

tiseh Dhi-aavahu saas giraas.

Meditate on Him with every breath and morsel of food.

sBu kCu vrqY iqs kw kIAw ]

sabh kachh vartai tis kaa kee-aa.

Everything happens as He wills.

jYsw kry qYsw ko QIAw ]

jaisaa karay taisaa ko thee-aa.

As He wills, so people become.

Apnw Kylu Awip krnYhwru ]

apnaa khayl aap karnaihaar.

He Himself is the play, and He Himself is the actor.

dUsr kaunu khY bIcwru ]

doosar ka-un kahai beechaar.

Who else can speak or deliberate upon this?

ijs no ik®pw krY iqsu Awpn nwmu dyie ]

jis no kirpaa karai tis aapan naam day-ay.

He Himself gives His Name to those, upon whom He bestows His Mercy.

bfBwgI nwnk jn syie ]8]13]

badbhaagee naanak jan say-ay. ||8||13||

Very fortunate, O Nanak, are those people. ||8||13||

sloku ]



qjhu isAwnp suir jnhu ismrhu hir hir rwie ]

tajahu si-aanap sur janhu simrahu har har raa-ay.

Give up your cleverness, good people - remember the Lord God, your King!

eyk Aws hir min rKhu nwnk dUKu Brmu Bau jwie ]1]

ayk aas har man rakhahu naanak dookh bharam bha-o jaa-ay. ||1||

Enshrine in your heart, your hopes in the One Lord. O Nanak, your pain, doubt and fear shall depart. ||1||

AstpdI ]



mwnuK kI tyk ibRQI sB jwnu ]

maanukh kee tayk barithee sabh jaan.

Reliance on mortals is in vain - know this well.

dyvn kau eykY Bgvwnu ]

dayvan ka-o aykai bhagvaan.

The Great Giver is the One Lord God.

ijs kY dIAY rhY AGwie ]

jis kai dee-ai rahai aghaa-ay.

By His gifts, we are satisfied,

bhuir n iqRsnw lwgY Awie ]

bahur na tarisnaa laagai aa-ay.

and we suffer from thirst no longer.

mwrY rwKY eyko Awip ]

maarai raakhai ayko aap.

The One Lord Himself destroys and also preserves.

mwnuK kY ikCu nwhI hwiQ ]

maanukh kai kichh naahee haath.

Nothing at all is in the hands of mortal beings.

iqs kw hukmu bUiJ suKu hoie ]

tis kaa hukam boojh sukh ho-ay.

Understanding His Order, there is peace.

iqs kw nwmu rKu kMiT proie ]

tis kaa naam rakh kanth paro-ay.

So take His Name, and wear it as your necklace.

ismir ismir ismir pRBu soie ]

simar simar simar parabh so-ay.

Remember, remember, remember God in meditation.

nwnk ibGnu n lwgY koie ]1]

naanak bighan na laagai ko-ay. ||1||

O Nanak, no obstacle shall stand in your way. ||1||

ausqiq mn mih kir inrMkwr ]

ustat man meh kar nirankaar.

Praise the Formless Lord in your mind.

kir mn myry siq ibauhwr ]

kar man mayray sat bi-uhaar.

O my mind, make this your true occupation.

inrml rsnw AMimRqu pIau ]

nirmal rasnaa amrit pee-o.

Let your tongue become pure, drinking in the Ambrosial Nectar.

sdw suhylw kir lyih jIau ]

sadaa suhaylaa kar layhi jee-o.

Your soul shall be forever peaceful.

nYnhu pyKu Twkur kw rMgu ]

nainhu paykh thaakur kaa rang.

With your eyes, see the wondrous play of your Lord and Master.

swDsMig ibnsY sB sMgu ]

saaDhsang binsai sabh sang.

In the Company of the Holy, all other associations vanish.

crn clau mwrig goibMd ]

charan chala-o maarag gobind.

With your feet, walk in the Way of the Lord.

imtih pwp jpIAY hir ibMd ]

miteh paap japee-ai har bind.

Sins are washed away, chanting the Lord's Name, even for a moment.

kr hir krm sRvin hir kQw ]

kar har karam sarvan har kathaa.

So do the Lord's Work, and listen to the Lord's Sermon.

hir drgh nwnk aUjl mQw ]2]

har dargeh naanak oojal mathaa. ||2||

In the Lord's Court, O Nanak, your face shall be radiant. ||2||

bfBwgI qy jn jg mwih ]

badbhaagee tay jan jag maahi.

Very fortunate are those humble beings in this world,

sdw sdw hir ky gun gwih ]

sadaa sadaa har kay gun gaahi.

who sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, forever and ever.

rwm nwm jo krih bIcwr ]

raam naam jo karahi beechaar.

Those who dwell upon the Lord's Name,

sy DnvMq gnI sMswr ]

say Dhanvant ganee sansaar.

are the most wealthy and prosperous in the world.

min qin muiK bolih hir muKI ]

man tan mukh boleh har mukhee.

Those who speak of the Supreme Lord in thought, word and deed

sdw sdw jwnhu qy suKI ]

sadaa sadaa jaanhu tay sukhee.

- know that they are peaceful and happy, forever and ever.

eyko eyku eyku pCwnY ]

ayko ayk ayk pachhaanai.

One who recognizes the One and only Lord as One,

ieq auq kI Ehu soJI jwnY ]

it ut kee oh sojhee jaanai.

understands this world and the next.

nwm sMig ijs kw mnu mwinAw ]

naam sang jis kaa man maani-aa.

One whose mind accepts the Company of the Naam,

nwnk iqnih inrMjnu jwinAw ]3]

naanak tineh niranjan jaani-aa. ||3||

the Name of the Lord, O Nanak, knows the Immaculate Lord. ||3||

gur pRswid Awpn Awpu suJY ]

gur parsaad aapan aap sujhai.

By Guru's Grace, one understands himself;

iqs kI jwnhu iqRsnw buJY ]

tis kee jaanhu tarisnaa bujhai.

know that then, his thirst is quenched.

swDsMig hir hir jsu khq ]

saaDhsang har har jas kahat.

In the Company of the Holy, one chants the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har.

srb rog qy Ehu hir jnu rhq ]

sarab rog tay oh har jan rahat.

Such a devotee of the Lord is free of all disease.

Anidnu kIrqnu kyvl bK´wnu ]

an-din keertan kayval bakh-yaan.

Night and day, sing the Kirtan, the Praises of the One Lord.

igRhsq mih soeI inrbwnu ]

garihsat meh so-ee nirbaan.

In the midst of your household, remain balanced and unattached.

eyk aUpir ijsu jn kI Awsw ]

ayk oopar jis jan kee aasaa.

One who places his hopes in the One Lord

iqs kI ktIAY jm kI Pwsw ]

tis kee katee-ai jam kee faasaa.

- the noose of Death is cut away from his neck.

pwrbRhm kI ijsu min BUK ]

paarbarahm kee jis man bhookh.

One whose mind hungers for the Supreme Lord God,

nwnk iqsih n lwgih dUK ]4]

naanak tiseh na laageh dookh. ||4||

O Nanak, shall not suffer pain. ||4||

ijs kau hir pRBu min iciq AwvY ]

jis ka-o har parabh man chit aavai.

One who focuses his conscious mind on the Lord God

so sMqu suhylw nhI fulwvY ]

so sant suhaylaa nahee dulaavai.

- that Saint is at peace; he does not waver.

ijsu pRBu Apunw ikrpw krY ]

jis parabh apunaa kirpaa karai.

Those unto whom God has granted His Grace

so syvku khu iks qy frY ]

so sayvak kaho kis tay darai.

- who do those servants need to fear?

jYsw sw qYsw idRstwieAw ]

jaisaa saa taisaa daristaa-i-aa.

As God is, so does He appear;

Apuny kwrj mih Awip smwieAw ]

apunay kaaraj meh aap samaa-i-aa.

in His Own creation, He Himself is pervading.

soDq soDq soDq sIiJAw ]

soDhat soDhat soDhat seejhi-aa.

Searching, searching, searching, and finally, success!

gur pRswid qqu sBu bUiJAw ]

gur parsaad tat sabh boojhi-aa.

By Guru's Grace, the essence of all reality is understood.

jb dyKau qb sBu ikCu mUlu ]

jab daykh-a-u tab sabh kichh mool.

Wherever I look, there I see Him, at the root of all things.

nwnk so sUKmu soeI AsQUlu ]5]

naanak so sookham so-ee asthool. ||5||

O Nanak, He is the subtle, and He is also the manifest. ||5||

nh ikCu jnmY nh ikCu mrY ]

nah kichh janmai nah kichh marai.

Nothing is born, and nothing dies.

Awpn cilqu Awp hI krY ]

aapan chalit aap hee karai.

He Himself stages His own drama.

Awvnu jwvnu idRsit AnidRsit ]

aavan jaavan darisat an-darisat.

Coming and going, seen and unseen,

AwigAwkwrI DwrI sB isRsit ]

aagi-aakaaree Dhaaree sabh sarisat.

all the world is obedient to His Will.

Awpy Awip sgl mih Awip ]

aapay aap sagal meh aap.

He Himself is All-in-Himself.

Aink jugiq ric Qwip auQwip ]

anik jugat rach thaap uthaap.

In His many ways, He establishes and disestablishes.

AibnwsI nwhI ikCu KMf ]

abhinaasee naahee kichh khand.

He is Imperishable; nothing can be broken.

Dwrx Dwir rihE bRhmMf ]

Dhaaran Dhaar rahi-o barahmand.

He lends His Support to maintain the Universe.

AlK AByv purK prqwp ]

alakh abhayv purakh partaap.

Unfathomable and Inscrutable is the Glory of the Lord.

Awip jpwey q nwnk jwp ]6]

aap japaa-ay ta naanak jaap. ||6||

As He inspires us to meditate, O Nanak, so do we meditate. ||6||

ijn pRBu jwqw su soBwvMq ]

jin parabh jaataa so sobhaavant.

Those who know God are glorious.

sgl sMswru auDrY iqn mMq ]

sagal sansaar uDhrai tin mant.

The whole world is redeemed by their teachings.

pRB ky syvk sgl auDwrn ]

parabh kay sayvak sagal uDhaaran.

God's servants redeem all.

pRB ky syvk dUK ibswrn ]

parabh kay sayvak dookh bisaaran.

God's servants cause sorrows to be forgotten.

Awpy myil ley ikrpwl ]

aapay mayl la-ay kirpaal.

The Merciful Lord unites them with Himself.

gur kw sbdu jip Bey inhwl ]

gur kaa sabad jap bha-ay nihaal.

Chanting the Word of the Guru's Shabad, they become ecstatic.

aun kI syvw soeI lwgY ]

un kee sayvaa so-ee laagai.

He alone is committed to serve them,

ijs no ik®pw krih bfBwgY ]

jis no kirpaa karahi badbhaagai.

upon whom God bestows His Mercy, by great good fortune.

nwmu jpq pwvih ibsRwmu ]

naam japat paavahi bisraam.

Those who chant the Naam find their place of rest.

nwnk iqn purK kau aUqm kir mwnu ]7]

naanak tin purakh ka-o ootam kar maan. ||7||

O Nanak, respect those persons as the most noble. ||7||

jo ikCu krY su pRB kY rMig ]

jo kichh karai so parabh kai rang.

Whatever you do, do it for the Love of God.

sdw sdw bsY hir sMig ]

sadaa sadaa basai har sang.

Forever and ever, abide with the Lord.

shj suBwie hovY so hoie ]

sahj subhaa-ay hovai so ho-ay.

By its own natural course, whatever will be will be.

krxYhwru pCwxY soie ]

karnaihaar pachhaanai so-ay.

Acknowledge that Creator Lord;

pRB kw kIAw jn mIT lgwnw ]

parabh kaa kee-aa jan meeth lagaanaa.

God's doings are sweet to His humble servant.

jYsw sw qYsw idRstwnw ]

jaisaa saa taisaa daristaanaa.

As He is, so does He appear.

ijs qy aupjy iqsu mwih smwey ]

jis tay upjay tis maahi samaa-ay.

From Him we came, and into Him we shall merge again.

Eie suK inDwn aunhU bin Awey ]

o-ay sukh niDhaan unhoo ban aa-ay.

He is the treasure of peace, and so does His servant become.

Awps kau Awip dIno mwnu ]

aapas ka-o aap deeno maan.

Unto His own, He has given His honor.

nwnk pRB jnu eyko jwnu ]8]14]

naanak parabh jan ayko jaan. ||8||14||

O Nanak, know that God and His humble servant are one and the same. ||8||14||

sloku ]



srb klw BrpUr pRB ibrQw jwnnhwr ]

sarab kalaa bharpoor parabh birthaa jaananhaar.

God is totally imbued with all powers; He is the Knower of our troubles.

jw kY ismrin auDrIAY nwnk iqsu bilhwr ]1]

jaa kai simran uDhree-ai naanak tis balihaar. ||1||

Meditating in remembrance on Him, we are saved; Nanak is a sacrifice to Him. ||1||

AstpdI ]



tUtI gwFnhwr guopwl ]

tootee gaadhanhaar gopaal.

The Lord of the World is the Mender of the broken.

srb jIAw Awpy pRiqpwl ]

sarab jee-aa aapay partipaal.

He Himself cherishes all beings.

sgl kI icMqw ijsu mn mwih ]

sagal kee chintaa jis man maahi.

The cares of all are on His Mind;

iqs qy ibrQw koeI nwih ]

tis tay birthaa ko-ee naahi.

no one is turned away from Him.

ry mn myry sdw hir jwip ]

ray man mayray sadaa har jaap.

O my mind, meditate forever on the Lord.

AibnwsI pRBu Awpy Awip ]

abhinaasee parabh aapay aap.

The Imperishable Lord God is Himself All-in-all.

Awpn kIAw kCU n hoie ]

aapan kee-aa kachhoo na ho-ay.

By one's own actions, nothing is accomplished,

jy sau pRwnI locY koie ]

jay sa-o paraanee lochai ko-ay.

even though the mortal may wish it so, hundreds of times.

iqsu ibnu nwhI qyrY ikCu kwm ]

tis bin naahee tayrai kichh kaam.

Without Him, nothing is of any use to you.

giq nwnk jip eyk hir nwm ]1]

gat naanak jap ayk har naam. ||1||

Salvation, O Nanak, is attained by chanting the Name of the One Lord. ||1||

rUpvMqu hoie nwhI mohY ]

roopvant ho-ay naahee mohai.

One who is good-looking should not be vain;

pRB kI joiq sgl Gt sohY ]

parabh kee jot sagal ghat sohai.

the Light of God is in all hearts.

DnvMqw hoie ikAw ko grbY ]

Dhanvantaa ho-ay ki-aa ko garbai.

Why should anyone be proud of being rich?

jw sBu ikCu iqs kw dIAw drbY ]

jaa sabh kichh tis kaa dee-aa darbai.

All riches are His gifts.

Aiq sUrw jy koaU khwvY ]

at sooraa jay ko-oo kahaavai.

One may call himself a great hero,

pRB kI klw ibnw kh DwvY ]

parabh kee kalaa binaa kah Dhaavai.

but without God's Power, what can anyone do?

jy ko hoie bhY dwqwru ]

jay ko ho-ay bahai daataar.

One who brags about giving to charities

iqsu dynhwru jwnY gwvwru ]

tis daynhaar jaanai gaavaar.

- the Great Giver shall judge him to be a fool.

ijsu gur pRswid qUtY hau rogu ]

jis gur parsaad tootai ha-o rog.

One who, by Guru's Grace, is cured of the disease of ego

nwnk so jnu sdw Arogu ]2]

naanak so jan sadaa arog. ||2||

- O Nanak, that person is forever healthy. ||2||

ijau mMdr kau QwmY QMmnu ]

ji-o mandar ka-o thaamai thamman.

As a palace is supported by its pillars,

iqau gur kw sbdu mnih AsQMmnu ]

ti-o gur kaa sabad maneh asthamman.

so does the Guru's Word support the mind.

ijau pwKwxu nwv ciV qrY ]

ji-o paakhaan naav charh tarai.

As a stone placed in a boat can cross over the river,

pRwxI gur crx lgqu insqrY ]

paraanee gur charan lagat nistarai.

so is the mortal saved, grasping hold of the Guru's Feet.

ijau AMDkwr dIpk prgwsu ]

ji-o anDhkaar deepak pargaas.

As the darkness is illuminated by the lamp,

gur drsnu dyiK min hoie ibgwsu ]

gur darsan daykh man ho-ay bigaas.

so does the mind blossom forth, beholding the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan.

ijau mhw auidAwn mih mwrgu pwvY ] iqau swDU sMig imil joiq pRgtwvY ]

ji-o mahaa udi-aan meh maarag paavai. ti-o saaDhoo sang mil jot paragtaavai.

The path is found through the great wilderness by joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and

one's light shines forth.

iqn sMqn kI bwCau DUir ]

tin santan kee baachha-o Dhoor.

I seek the dust of the feet of those Saints;

nwnk kI hir locw pUir ]3]

naanak kee har lochaa poor. ||3||

O Lord, fulfill Nanak's longing! ||3||

mn mUrK kwhy ibllweIAY ]

man moorakh kaahay billaa-ee-ai.

O foolish mind, why do you cry and bewail?

purb ilKy kw iliKAw pweIAY ]

purab likhay kaa likhi-aa paa-ee-ai.

You shall obtain your pre-ordained destiny.

dUK sUK pRB dyvnhwru ]

dookh sookh parabh dayvanhaar.

God is the Giver of pain and pleasure.

Avr iqAwig qU iqsih icqwru ]

avar ti-aag too tiseh chitaar.

Abandon others, and think of Him alone.

jo kCu krY soeI suKu mwnu ]

jo kachh karai so-ee sukh maan.

Whatever He does - take comfort in that.

BUlw kwhy iPrih Ajwn ]

bhoolaa kaahay fireh ajaan.

Why do you wander around, you ignorant fool?

kaun bsqu AweI qyrY sMg ]

ka-un basat aa-ee tayrai sang.

What things did you bring with you?

lpit rihE ris loBI pqMg ]

lapat rahi-o ras lobhee patang.

You cling to worldly pleasures like a greedy moth.

rwm nwm jip ihrdy mwih ]

raam naam jap hirday maahi.

Dwell upon the Lord's Name in your heart.

nwnk piq syqI Gir jwih ]4]

naanak pat saytee ghar jaahi. ||4||

O Nanak, thus you shall return to your home with honor. ||4||

ijsu vKr kau lYin qU AwieAw ]

jis vakhar ka-o lain too aa-i-aa.

This merchandise, which you have come to obtain

rwm nwmu sMqn Gir pwieAw ]

raam naam santan ghar paa-i-aa.

- the Lord's Name is obtained in the home of the Saints.

qij AiBmwnu lyhu mn moil ] rwm nwmu ihrdy mih qoil ]

taj abhimaan layho man mol. raam naam hirday meh tol.

Renounce your egotistical pride, and with your mind, purchase the Lord's Name - measure it out within your


lwid Kyp sMqh sMig cwlu ]

laad khayp santeh sang chaal.

Load up this merchandise, and set out with the Saints.

Avr iqAwig ibiKAw jMjwl ]

avar ti-aag bikhi-aa janjaal.

Give up other corrupt entanglements.

DMin DMin khY sBu koie ]

Dhan Dhan kahai sabh ko-ay.

"Blessed, blessed", everyone will call you,

muK aUjl hir drgh soie ]

mukh oojal har dargeh so-ay.

and your face shall be radiant in the Court of the Lord.

iehu vwpwru ivrlw vwpwrY ]

ih vaapaar virlaa vaapaarai.

In this trade, only a few are trading.

nwnk qw kY sd bilhwrY ]5]

naanak taa kai sad balihaarai. ||5||

Nanak is forever a sacrifice to them. ||5||

crn swD ky Doie Doie pIau ]

charan saaDh kay Dho-ay Dho-ay pee-o.

Wash the feet of the Holy, and drink in this water.

Arip swD kau Apnw jIau ]

arap saaDh ka-o apnaa jee-o.

Dedicate your soul to the Holy.

swD kI DUir krhu iesnwnu ]

saaDh kee Dhoor karahu isnaan.

Take your cleansing bath in the dust of the feet of the Holy.

swD aUpir jweIAY kurbwnu ]

saaDh oopar jaa-ee-ai kurbaan.

To the Holy, make your life a sacrifice.

swD syvw vfBwgI pweIAY ]

saaDh sayvaa vadbhaagee paa-ee-ai.

Service to the Holy is obtained by great good fortune.

swDsMig hir kIrqnu gweIAY ]

saaDhsang har keertan gaa-ee-ai.

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the Kirtan of the Lord's Praise is sung.

Aink ibGn qy swDU rwKY ]

anik bighan tay saaDhoo raakhai.

From all sorts of dangers, the Saint saves us.

hir gun gwie AMimRq rsu cwKY ]

har gun gaa-ay amrit ras chaakhai.

Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, we taste the ambrosial essence.

Et ghI sMqh dir AwieAw ]

ot gahee santeh dar aa-i-aa.

Seeking the Protection of the Saints, we have come to their door.

srb sUK nwnk iqh pwieAw ]6]

sarab sookh naanak tih paa-i-aa. ||6||

All comforts, O Nanak, are so obtained. ||6||

imrqk kau jIvwlnhwr ]

mirtak ka-o jeevaalanhaar.

He infuses life back into the dead.

BUKy kau dyvq ADwr ]

bhookhay ka-o dayvat aDhaar.

He gives food to the hungry.

srb inDwn jw kI idRstI mwih ]

sarab niDhaan jaa kee daristee maahi.

All treasures are within His Glance of Grace.

purb ilKy kw lhxw pwih ]

purab likhay kaa lahnaa paahi.

People obtain that which they are pre-ordained to receive.

sBu ikCu iqs kw Ehu krnY jogu ]

sabh kichh tis kaa oh karnai jog.

All things are His; He is the Doer of all.

iqsu ibnu dUsr hoAw n hogu ]

tis bin doosar ho-aa na hog.

Other than Him, there has never been any other, and there shall never be.

jip jn sdw sdw idnu rYxI ]

jap jan sadaa sadaa din rainee.

Meditate on Him forever and ever, day and night.

sB qy aUc inrml ieh krxI ]

sabh tay ooch nirmal ih karnee.

This way of life is exalted and immaculate.

kir ikrpw ijs kau nwmu dIAw ]

kar kirpaa jis ka-o naam dee-aa.

One whom the Lord, in His Grace, blesses with His Name

nwnk so jnu inrmlu QIAw ]7]

naanak so jan nirmal thee-aa. ||7||

- O Nanak, that person becomes immaculate and pure. ||7||

jw kY min gur kI prqIiq ]

jaa kai man gur kee parteet.

One who has faith in the Guru in his mind

iqsu jn AwvY hir pRBu cIiq ]

tis jan aavai har parabh cheet.

comes to dwell upon the Lord God.

Bgqu Bgqu sunIAY iqhu loie ]

bhagat bhagat sunee-ai tihu lo-ay.

He is acclaimed as a devotee, a humble devotee throughout the three worlds.

jw kY ihrdY eyko hoie ]

jaa kai hirdai ayko ho-ay.

The One Lord is in his heart.

scu krxI scu qw kI rhq ]

sach karnee sach taa kee rahat.

True are his actions; true are his ways.

scu ihrdY siq muiK khq ]

sach hirdai sat mukh kahat.

True is his heart; Truth is what he speaks with his mouth.

swcI idRsit swcw Awkwru ]

saachee darisat saachaa aakaar.

True is his vision; true is his form.

scu vrqY swcw pwswru ]

sach vartai saachaa paasaar.

He distributes Truth and he spreads Truth.

pwrbRhmu ijin scu kir jwqw ]

paarbarahm jin sach kar jaataa.

One who recognizes the Supreme Lord God as True

nwnk so jnu sic smwqw ]8]15]

naanak so jan sach samaataa. ||8||15||

- O Nanak, that humble being is absorbed into the True One. ||8||15||

sloku ]



rUpu n ryK n rMgu ikCu iqRhu gux qy pRB iBMn ]

roop na raykh na rang kichh tarihu gun tay parabh bhinn.

He has no form, no shape, no color; God is beyond the three qualities.

iqsih buJwey nwnkw ijsu hovY supRsMn ]1]

tiseh bujhaa-ay naankaa jis hovai suparsan. ||1||

They alone understand Him, O Nanak, with whom He is pleased. ||1||

AstpdI ]



AibnwsI pRBu mn mih rwKu ]

abhinaasee parabh man meh raakh.

Keep the Immortal Lord God enshrined within your mind.

mwnuK kI qU pRIiq iqAwgu ]

maanukh kee too pareet ti-aag.

Renounce your love and attachment to people.

iqs qy prY nwhI ikCu koie ]

tis tay parai naahee kichh ko-ay.

Beyond Him, there is nothing at all.

srb inrMqir eyko soie ]

sarab nirantar ayko so-ay.

The One Lord is pervading among all.

Awpy bInw Awpy dwnw ]

aapay beenaa aapay daanaa.

He Himself is All-seeing; He Himself is All-knowing,

gihr gMBIru ghIru sujwnw ]

gahir gambheer gaheer sujaanaa.

Unfathomable, Profound, Deep and All-knowing.

pwrbRhm prmysur goibMd ]

paarbarahm parmaysur gobind.

He is the Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord, the Lord of the Universe,

ik®pw inDwn dieAwl bKsMd ]

kirpaa niDhaan da-i-aal bakhsand.

the Treasure of mercy, compassion and forgiveness.

swD qyry kI crnI pwau ]

saaDh tayray kee charnee paa-o.

To fall at the Feet of Your Holy Beings

nwnk kY min iehu Anrwau ]1]

naanak kai man ih anraa-o. ||1||

- this is the longing of Nanak's mind. ||1||

mnsw pUrn srnw jog ]

mansaa pooran sarnaa jog.

He is the Fulfiller of wishes, who can give us Sanctuary;

jo kir pwieAw soeI hogu ]

jo kar paa-i-aa so-ee hog.

that which He has written, comes to pass.

hrn Brn jw kw nyqR Poru ]

haran bharan jaa kaa naytar for.

He destroys and creates in the twinkling of an eye.

iqs kw mMqRü n jwnY horu ]

tis kaa mantar na jaanai hor.

No one else knows the mystery of His ways.

And rUp mMgl sd jw kY ]

anad roop mangal sad jaa kai.

He is the embodiment of ecstasy and everlasting joy.

srb Qok sunIAih Gir qw kY ]

sarab thok sunee-ah ghar taa kai.

I have heard that all things are in His home.

rwj mih rwju jog mih jogI ]

raaj meh raaj jog meh jogee.

Among kings, He is the King; among yogis, He is the Yogi.

qp mih qpIsru igRhsq mih BogI ]

tap meh tapeesar garihsat meh bhogee.

Among ascetics, He is the Ascetic; among householders, He is the Enjoyer.

iDAwie iDAwie Bgqh suKu pwieAw ]

Dhi-aa-ay Dhi-aa-ay bhagtah sukh paa-i-aa.

By constant meditation, His devotee finds peace.

nwnk iqsu purK kw iknY AMqu n pwieAw ]2]

naanak tis purakh kaa kinai ant na paa-i-aa. ||2||

O Nanak, no one has found the limits of that Supreme Being. ||2||

jw kI lIlw kI imiq nwih ]

jaa kee leelaa kee mit naahi.

There is no limit to His play.

sgl dyv hwry Avgwih ]

sagal dayv haaray avgaahi.

All the demigods have grown weary of searching for it.

ipqw kw jnmu ik jwnY pUqu ]

pitaa kaa janam ke jaanai poot.

What does the son know of his father's birth?

sgl proeI ApunY sUiq ]

sagal paro-ee apunai soot.

All are strung upon His string.

sumiq igAwnu iDAwnu ijn dyie ] jn dws nwmu iDAwvih syie ]

sumat gi-aan Dhi-aan jin day-ay. jan daas naam Dhi-aavahi say-ay.

He bestows good sense, spiritual wisdom and meditation on His humble servants and slaves who meditate on

the Naam.

iqhu gux mih jw kau Brmwey ]

tihu gun meh jaa ka-o bharmaa-ay.

He leads some astray in the three qualities;

jnim mrY iPir AwvY jwey ]

janam marai fir aavai jaa-ay.

they are born and die, coming and going over and over again.

aUc nIc iqs ky AsQwn ]

ooch neech tis kay asthaan.

The high and the low are His places.

jYsw jnwvY qYsw nwnk jwn ]3]

jaisaa janaavai taisaa naanak jaan. ||3||

As He inspires us to know Him, O Nanak, so is He known. ||3||

nwnw rUp nwnw jw ky rMg ]

naanaa roop naanaa jaa kay rang.

Many are His forms; many are His colors.

nwnw ByK krih iek rMg ]

naanaa bhaykh karahi ik rang.

Many are the appearances which He assumes, and yet He is still the One.

nwnw ibiD kIno ibsQwru ]

naanaa biDh keeno bisthaar.

In so many ways, He has extended Himself.

pRBu AibnwsI eykMkwru ]

parabh abhinaasee aykankaar.

The Eternal Lord God is the One, the Creator.

nwnw cilq kry iKn mwih ]

naanaa chalit karay khin maahi.

He performs His many plays in an instant.

pUir rihE pUrnu sB Twie ]

poor rahi-o pooran sabh thaa-ay.

The Perfect Lord is pervading all places.

nwnw ibiD kir bnq bnweI ]

naanaa biDh kar banat banaa-ee.

In so many ways, He created the creation.

ApnI kImiq Awpy pweI ]

apnee keemat aapay paa-ee.

He alone can estimate His worth.

sB Gt iqs ky sB iqs ky Twau ]

sabh ghat tis kay sabh tis kay thaa-o.

All hearts are His, and all places are His.

jip jip jIvY nwnk hir nwau ]4]

jap jap jeevai naanak har naa-o. ||4||

Nanak lives by chanting, chanting the Name of the Lord. ||4||

nwm ky Dwry sgly jMq ]

naam kay Dhaaray saglay jant.

The Naam is the Support of all creatures.

nwm ky Dwry KMf bRhmMf ]

naam kay Dhaaray khand barahmand.

The Naam is the Support of the earth and solar systems.

nwm ky Dwry isimRiq byd purwn ]

naam kay Dhaaray simrit bayd puraan.

The Naam is the Support of the Simritees, the Vedas and the Puraanas.

nwm ky Dwry sunn igAwn iDAwn ]

naam kay Dhaaray sunan gi-aan Dhi-aan.

The Naam is the Support by which we hear of spiritual wisdom and meditation.

nwm ky Dwry Awgws pwqwl ]

naam kay Dhaaray aagaas paataal.

The Naam is the Support of the Akaashic ethers and the nether regions.

nwm ky Dwry sgl Awkwr ]

naam kay Dhaaray sagal aakaar.

The Naam is the Support of all bodies.

nwm ky Dwry purIAw sB Bvn ]

naam kay Dhaaray puree-aa sabh bhavan.

The Naam is the Support of all worlds and realms.

nwm kY sMig auDry suin sRvn ]

naam kai sang uDhray sun sarvan.

Associating with the Naam, listening to it with the ears, one is saved.

kir ikrpw ijsu AwpnY nwim lwey ]

kar kirpaa jis aapnai naam laa-ay.

Those whom the Lord mercifully attaches to His Naam

nwnk cauQy pd mih so jnu giq pwey ]5]

naanak cha-uthay pad meh so jan gat paa-ay. ||5||

- O Nanak, in the fourth state, those humble servants attain salvation. ||5||

rUpu siq jw kw siq AsQwnu ]

roop sat jaa kaa sat asthaan.

His form is true, and true is His place.

purKu siq kyvl prDwnu ]

purakh sat kayval parDhaan.

His personality is true - He alone is supreme.

krqUiq siq siq jw kI bwxI ]

kartoot sat sat jaa kee banee.

His acts are true, and true is His Word.

siq purK sB mwih smwxI ]

sat purakh sabh maahi samaanee.

The True Lord is permeating all.

siq krmu jw kI rcnw siq ]

sat karam jaa kee rachnaa sat.

True are His actions; His creation is true.

mUlu siq siq auqpiq ]

mool sat sat utpat.

His root is true, and true is what originates from it.

siq krxI inrml inrmlI ]

sat karnee nirmal nirmalee.

True is His lifestyle, the purest of the pure.

ijsih buJwey iqsih sB BlI ]

jisahi bujhaa-ay tiseh sabh bhalee.

All goes well for those who know Him.

siq nwmu pRB kw suKdweI ]

sat naam parabh kaa sukh-daa-ee.

The True Name of God is the Giver of peace.

ibsÍwsu siq nwnk gur qy pweI ]6]

bisvaas sat naanak gur tay paa-ee. ||6||

Nanak has obtained true faith from the Guru. ||6||

siq bcn swDU aupdys ]

sat bachan saaDhoo updays.

True are the Teachings, and the Instructions of the Holy.

siq qy jn jw kY irdY pRvys ]

sat tay jan jaa kai ridai parvays.

True are those into whose hearts He enters.

siq inriq bUJY jy koie ]

sat nirat boojhai jay ko-ay.

One who knows and loves the Truth

nwmu jpq qw kI giq hoie ]

naam japat taa kee gat ho-ay.

- chanting the Naam, he obtains salvation.

Awip siq kIAw sBu siq ]

aap sat kee-aa sabh sat.

He Himself is True, and all that He has made is true.

Awpy jwnY ApnI imiq giq ]

aapay jaanai apnee mit gat.

He Himself knows His own state and condition.

ijs kI isRsit su krxYhwru ]

jis kee sarisat so karnaihaar.

He is the Creator Lord of His world.

Avr n bUiJ krq bIcwru ]

avar na boojh karat beechaar.

No one else understands Him, although they may try.

krqy kI imiq n jwnY kIAw ]

kartay kee mit na jaanai kee-aa.

The created cannot know the extent of the Creator.

nwnk jo iqsu BwvY so vrqIAw ]7]

naanak jo tis bhaavai so vartee-aa. ||7||

O Nanak, whatever pleases Him comes to pass. ||7||

ibsmn ibsm Bey ibsmwd ]

bisman bisam bha-ay bismaad.

Gazing upon His wondrous wonder, I am wonder-struck and amazed!

ijin bUiJAw iqsu AwieAw sÍwd ]

jin boojhi-aa tis aa-i-aa savaad.

One who realizes this, comes to taste this state of joy.

pRB kY rMig rwic jn rhy ]

parabh kai rang raach jan rahay.

God's humble servants remain absorbed in His Love.

gur kY bcin pdwrQ lhy ]

gur kai bachan padaarath lahay.

Following the Guru's Teachings, they receive the four cardinal blessings.

Eie dwqy duK kwtnhwr ]

o-ay daatay dukh kaatanhaar.

They are the givers, the dispellers of pain.

jw kY sMig qrY sMswr ]

jaa kai sang tarai sansaar.

In their company, the world is saved.

jn kw syvku so vfBwgI ]

jan kaa sayvak so vadbhaagee.

The slave of the Lord's servant is so very blessed.

jn kY sMig eyk ilv lwgI ]

jan kai sang ayk liv laagee.

In the company of His servant, one becomes attached to the Love of the One.

gun goibd kIrqnu jnu gwvY ]

gun gobid keertan jan gaavai.

His humble servant sings the Kirtan, the songs of the glory of God.

gur pRswid nwnk Plu pwvY ]8]16]

gur parsaad naanak fal paavai. ||8||16||

By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, he receives the fruits of his rewards. ||8||16||

sloku ]



Awid scu jugwid scu ]

aad sach jugaad sach.

True in the beginning, True throughout the ages,

hY iB scu nwnk hosI iB scu ]1]

hai bhe sach naanak hosee bhe sach. ||1||

True here and now. O Nanak, He shall forever be True. ||1||

AstpdI ]



crn siq siq prsnhwr ]

charan sat sat parsanhaar.

His Lotus Feet are True, and True are those who touch Them.

pUjw siq siq syvdwr ]

poojaa sat sat sayvdaar.

His devotional worship is True, and True are those who worship Him.

drsnu siq siq pyKnhwr ]

darsan sat sat paykhanhaar.

The Blessing of His Vision is True, and True are those who behold it.

nwmu siq siq iDAwvnhwr ]

naam sat sat Dhi-aavanhaar.

His Naam is True, and True are those who meditate on it.

Awip siq siq sB DwrI ]

aap sat sat sabh Dhaaree.

He Himself is True, and True is all that He sustains.

Awpy gux Awpy guxkwrI ]

aapay gun aapay gunkaaree.

He Himself is virtuous goodness, and He Himself is the Bestower of virtue.

sbdu siq siq pRBu bkqw ]

sabad sat sat parabh baktaa.

The Word of His Shabad is True, and True are those who speak of God.

suriq siq siq jsu sunqw ]

surat sat sat jas suntaa.

Those ears are True, and True are those who listen to His Praises.

buJnhwr kau siq sB hoie ]

bujhanhaar ka-o sat sabh ho-ay.

All is True to one who understands.

nwnk siq siq pRBu soie ]1]

naanak sat sat parabh so-ay. ||1||

O Nanak, True, True is He, the Lord God. ||1||

siq srUpu irdY ijin mwinAw ]

sat saroop ridai jin maani-aa.

One who believes in the Embodiment of Truth with all his heart

krn krwvn iqin mUlu pCwinAw ]

karan karaavan tin mool pachhaani-aa.

recognizes the Cause of causes as the Root of all.

jw kY irdY ibsÍwsu pRB AwieAw ]

jaa kai ridai bisvaas parabh aa-i-aa.

One whose heart is filled with faith in God

qqu igAwnu iqsu min pRgtwieAw ]

tat gi-aan tis man paragtaa-i-aa.

- the essence of spiritual wisdom is revealed to his mind.

BY qy inrBau hoie bswnw ]

bhai tay nirbha-o ho-ay basaanaa.

Coming out of fear, he comes to live without fear.

ijs qy aupijAw iqsu mwih smwnw ]

jis tay upji-aa tis maahi samaanaa.

He is absorbed into the One, from whom he originated.

bsqu mwih ly bsqu gfweI ]

basat maahi lay basat gadaa-ee.

When something blends with its own,

qw kau iBMn n khnw jweI ]

taa ka-o bhinn na kahnaa jaa-ee.

it cannot be said to be separate from it.

bUJY bUJnhwru ibbyk ]

boojhai boojhanhaar bibayk.

This is understood only by one of discerning understanding.

nwrwien imly nwnk eyk ]2]

naaraa-in milay naanak ayk. ||2||

Meeting with the Lord, O Nanak, he becomes one with Him. ||2||

Twkur kw syvku AwigAwkwrI ]

thaakur kaa sayvak aagi-aakaaree.

The servant is obedient to his Lord and Master.

Twkur kw syvku sdw pUjwrI ]

thaakur kaa sayvak sadaa poojaaree.

The servant worships his Lord and Master forever.

Twkur ky syvk kY min prqIiq ]

thaakur kay sayvak kai man parteet.

The servant of the Lord Master has faith in his mind.

Twkur ky syvk kI inrml rIiq ]

thaakur kay sayvak kee nirmal reet.

The servant of the Lord Master lives a pure lifestyle.

Twkur kau syvku jwnY sMig ]

thaakur ka-o sayvak jaanai sang.

The servant of the Lord Master knows that the Lord is with him.

pRB kw syvku nwm kY rMig ]

parabh kaa sayvak naam kai rang.

God's servant is attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

syvk kau pRB pwlnhwrw ]

sayvak ka-o parabh paalanhaaraa.

God is the Cherisher of His servant.

syvk kI rwKY inrMkwrw ]

sayvak kee raakhai nirankaaraa.

The Formless Lord preserves His servant.

so syvku ijsu dieAw pRBu DwrY ]

so sayvak jis da-i-aa parabh Dhaarai.

Unto His servant, God bestows His Mercy.

nwnk so syvku swis swis smwrY ]3]

naanak so sayvak saas saas samaarai. ||3||

O Nanak, that servant remembers Him with each and every breath. ||3||

Apuny jn kw prdw FwkY ]

apunay jan kaa pardaa dhaakai.

He covers the faults of His servant.

Apny syvk kI srpr rwKY ]

apnay sayvak kee sarpar raakhai.

He surely preserves the honor of His servant.

Apny dws kau dyie vfweI ]

apnay daas ka-o day-ay vadaa-ee.

He blesses His slave with greatness.

Apny syvk kau nwmu jpweI ]

apnay sayvak ka-o naam japaa-ee.

He inspires His servant to chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

Apny syvk kI Awip piq rwKY ]

apnay sayvak kee aap pat raakhai.

He Himself preserves the honor of His servant.

qw kI giq imiq koie n lwKY ]

taa kee gat mit ko-ay na laakhai.

No one knows His state and extent.

pRB ky syvk kau ko n phUcY ]

parabh kay sayvak ka-o ko na pahoochai.

No one is equal to the servant of God.

pRB ky syvk aUc qy aUcy ]

parabh kay sayvak ooch tay oochay.

The servant of God is the highest of the high.

jo pRiB ApnI syvw lwieAw ]

jo parabh apnee sayvaa laa-i-aa.

One whom God applies to His own service, O Nanak

nwnk so syvku dh idis pRgtwieAw ]4]

naanak so sayvak dah dis paragtaa-i-aa. ||4||

- that servant is famous in the ten directions. ||4||

nIkI kIrI mih kl rwKY ]

neekee keeree meh kal raakhai.

He infuses His Power into the tiny ant;

Bsm krY lskr koit lwKY ]

bhasam karai laskar kot laakhai.

it can then reduce the armies of millions to ashes

ijs kw swsu n kwFq Awip ]

jis kaa saas na kaadhat aap.

Those whose breath of life He Himself does not take away

qw kau rwKq dy kir hwQ ]

taa ka-o raakhat day kar haath.

- He preserves them, and holds out His Hands to protect them.

mwns jqn krq bhu Bwiq ]

maanas jatan karat baho bhaat.

You may make all sorts of efforts,

iqs ky krqb ibrQy jwiq ]

tis kay kartab birthay jaat.

but these attempts are in vain.

mwrY n rwKY Avru n koie ]

maarai na raakhai avar na ko-ay.

No one else can kill or preserve

srb jIAw kw rwKw soie ]

sarab jee-aa kaa raakhaa so-ay.

- He is the Protector of all beings.

kwhy soc krih ry pRwxI ]

kaahay soch karahi ray paraanee.

So why are you so anxious, O mortal?

jip nwnk pRB AlK ivfwxI ]5]

jap naanak parabh alakh vidaanee. ||5||

Meditate, O Nanak, on God, the invisible, the wonderful! ||5||

bwrM bwr bwr pRBu jpIAY ]

baara baar baar para N bh japee-ai.

Time after time, again and again, meditate on God.

pI AMimRqu iehu mnu qnu DRpIAY ]

pee amrit ih man tan Dharpee-ai.

Drinking in this Nectar, this mind and body are satisfied.

nwm rqnu ijin gurmuiK pwieAw ]

naam ratan jin gurmukh paa-i-aa.

The jewel of the Naam is obtained by the Gurmukhs;

iqsu ikCu Avru nwhI idRstwieAw ]

tis kichh avar naahee daristaa-i-aa.

they see no other than God.

nwmu Dnu nwmo rUpu rMgu ]

naam Dhan naamo roop rang.

Unto them, the Naam is wealth, the Naam is beauty and delight.

nwmo suKu hir nwm kw sMgu ]

naamo sukh har naam kaa sang.

The Naam is peace, the Lord's Name is their companion.

nwm ris jo jn iqRpqwny ]

naam ras jo jan tariptaanay.

Those who are satisfied by the essence of the Naam

mn qn nwmih nwim smwny ]

man tan naameh naam samaanay.

- their minds and bodies are drenched with the Naam.

aUTq bYTq sovq nwm ]

oothat baithat sovat naam.

While standing up, sitting down and sleeping, the Naam,

khu nwnk jn kY sd kwm ]6]

kaho naanak jan kai sad kaam. ||6||

says Nanak, is forever the occupation of God's humble servant. ||6||

bolhu jsu ijhbw idnu rwiq ]

bolhu jas jihbaa din raat.

Chant His Praises with your tongue, day and night.

pRiB ApnY jn kInI dwiq ]

parabh apnai jan keenee daat.

God Himself has given this gift to His servants.

krih Bgiq Awqm kY cwie ]

karahi bhagat aatam kai chaa-ay.

Performing devotional worship with heart-felt love,

pRB Apny isau rhih smwie ]

parabh apnay si-o raheh samaa-ay.

they remain absorbed in God Himself.

jo hoAw hovq so jwnY ]

jo ho-aa hovat so jaanai.

They know the past and the present.

pRB Apny kw hukmu pCwnY ]

parabh apnay kaa hukam pachhaanai.

They recognize God's Own Command.

iqs kI mihmw kaun bKwnau ]

tis kee mahimaa ka-un bakhaana-o.

Who can describe His Glory?

iqs kw gunu kih eyk n jwnau ]

tis kaa gun kahi ayk na jaan-o.

I cannot describe even one of His virtuous qualities.

AwT phr pRB bsih hjUry ]

aath pahar parabh baseh hajooray.

Those who dwell in God's Presence, twenty-four hours a day

khu nwnk syeI jn pUry ]7]

kaho naanak say-ee jan pooray. ||7||

- says Nanak, they are the perfect persons. ||7||

mn myry iqn kI Et lyih ]

man mayray tin kee ot layhi.

O my mind, seek their protection;

mnu qnu Apnw iqn jn dyih ]

man tan apnaa tin jan deh.

give your mind and body to those humble beings.

ijin jin Apnw pRBU pCwqw ]

jin jan apnaa parabhoo pachhaataa.

Those humble beings who recognizes God

so jnu srb Qok kw dwqw ]

so jan sarab thok kaa daataa.

are the givers of all things.

iqs kI srin srb suK pwvih ]

tis kee saran sarab sukh paavahi.

In His Sanctuary, all comforts are obtained.

iqs kY dris sB pwp imtwvih ]

tis kai daras sabh paap mitaaveh.

By the Blessing of His Darshan, all sins are erased.

Avr isAwnp sglI Cwfu ]

avar si-aanap saglee chhaad.

So renounce all other clever devices,

iqsu jn kI qU syvw lwgu ]

tis jan kee too sayvaa laag.

and enjoin yourself to the service of those servants.

Awvnu jwnu n hovI qyrw ]

aavan jaan na hovee tayraa.

Your comings and goings shall be ended.

nwnk iqsu jn ky pUjhu sd pYrw ]8]17]

naanak tis jan kay poojahu sad pairaa. ||8||17||

O Nanak, worship the feet of God's humble servants forever. ||8||17||

sloku ]



siq purKu ijin jwinAw siqguru iqs kw nwau ]

sat purakh jin jaani-aa satgur tis kaa naa-o.

The one who knows the True Lord God, is called the True Guru.

iqs kY sMig isKu auDrY nwnk hir gun gwau ]1]

tis kai sang sikh uDhrai naanak har gun gaa-o. ||1||

In His Company, the Sikh is saved, O Nanak, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||1||

AstpdI ]



siqguru isK kI krY pRiqpwl ]

satgur sikh kee karai partipaal.

The True Guru cherishes His Sikh.

syvk kau guru sdw dieAwl ]

sayvak ka-o gur sadaa da-i-aal.

The Guru is always merciful to His servant.

isK kI guru durmiq mlu ihrY ]

sikh kee gur durmat mal hirai.

The Guru washes away the filth of the evil intellect of His Sikh.

gur bcnI hir nwmu aucrY ]

gur bachnee har naam uchrai.

Through the Guru's Teachings, he chants the Lord's Name.

siqguru isK ky bMDn kwtY ]

satgur sikh kay banDhan kaatai.

The True Guru cuts away the bonds of His Sikh.

gur kw isKu ibkwr qy hwtY ]

gur kaa sikh bikaar tay haatai.

The Sikh of the Guru abstains from evil deeds.

siqguru isK kau nwm Dnu dyie ]

satgur sikh ka-o naam Dhan day-ay.

The True Guru gives His Sikh the wealth of the Naam.

gur kw isKu vfBwgI hy ]

gur kaa sikh vadbhaagee hay.

The Sikh of the Guru is very fortunate.

siqguru isK kw hlqu plqu svwrY ]

satgur sikh kaa halat palat savaarai.

The True Guru arranges this world and the next for His Sikh.

nwnk siqguru isK kau jIA nwil smwrY ]1]

naanak satgur sikh ka-o jee-a naal samaarai. ||1||

O Nanak, with the fullness of His heart, the True Guru mends His Sikh. ||1||

gur kY igRih syvku jo rhY ]

gur kai garihi sayvak jo rahai.

That selfless servant, who lives in the Guru's household,

gur kI AwigAw mn mih shY ]

gur kee aagi-aa man meh sahai.

is to obey the Guru's Commands with all his mind.

Awps kau kir kCu n jnwvY ]

aapas ka-o kar kachh na janaavai.

He is not to call attention to himself in any way.

hir hir nwmu irdY sd iDAwvY ]

har har naam ridai sad Dhi-aavai.

He is to meditate constantly within his heart on the Name of the Lord.

mnu bycY siqgur kY pwis ]

man baychai satgur kai paas.

One who sells his mind to the True Guru

iqsu syvk ky kwrj rwis ]

tis sayvak kay kaaraj raas.

- that humble servant's affairs are resolved.

syvw krq hoie inhkwmI ]

sayvaa karat ho-ay nihkaamee.

One who performs selfless service, without thought of reward,

iqs kau hoq prwpiq suAwmI ]

tis ka-o hot paraapat su-aamee.

shall attain his Lord and Master.

ApnI ik®pw ijsu Awip kryie ]

apnee kirpaa jis aap karay-i.

He Himself grants His Grace;

nwnk so syvku gur kI miq lyie ]2]

naanak so sayvak gur kee mat lay-ay. ||2||

O Nanak, that selfless servant lives the Guru's Teachings. ||2||

bIs ibsvy gur kw mnu mwnY ]

bees bisvay gur kaa man maanai.

One who obeys the Guru's Teachings one hundred per cent

so syvku prmysur kI giq jwnY ]

so sayvak parmaysur kee gat jaanai.

- that selfless servant comes to know the state of the Transcendent Lord.

so siqguru ijsu irdY hir nwau ]

so satgur jis ridai har naa-o.

The True Guru's Heart is filled with the Name of the Lord.

Aink bwr gur kau bil jwau ]

anik baar gur ka-o bal jaa-o.

So many times, I am a sacrifice to the Guru.

srb inDwn jIA kw dwqw ]

sarab niDhaan jee-a kaa daataa.

He is the treasure of everything, the Giver of life.

AwT phr pwrbRhm rMig rwqw ]

aath pahar paarbarahm rang raataa.

Twenty-four hours a day, He is imbued with the Love of the Supreme Lord God.

bRhm mih jnu jn mih pwrbRhmu ]

barahm meh jan jan meh paarbarahm.

The servant is in God, and God is in the servant.

eykih Awip nhI kCu Brmu ]

aykeh aap nahee kachh bharam.

He Himself is One - there is no doubt about this.

shs isAwnp lieAw n jweIAY ]

sahas si-aanap la-i-aa na jaa-ee-ai.

By thousands of clever tricks, He is not found.

nwnk AYsw guru bfBwgI pweIAY ]3]

naanak aisaa gur badbhaagee paa-ee-ai. ||3||

O Nanak, such a Guru is obtained by the greatest good fortune. ||3||

sPl drsnu pyKq punIq ]

safal darsan paykhat puneet.

Blessed is His Darshan; receiving it, one is purified.

prsq crn giq inrml rIiq ]

parsat charan gat nirmal reet.

Touching His Feet, one's conduct and lifestyle become pure.

Bytq sMig rwm gun rvy ]

bhaytat sang raam gun ravay.

Abiding in His Company, one chants the Lord's Praise,

pwrbRhm kI drgh gvy ]

paarbarahm kee dargeh gavay.

and reaches the Court of the Supreme Lord God.

suin kir bcn krn AwGwny ]

sun kar bachan karan aaghaanay.

Listening to His Teachings, one's ears are satisfied.

min sMqoKu Awqm pqIAwny ]

man santokh aatam patee-aanay.

The mind is contented, and the soul is fulfilled.

pUrw guru AK´E jw kw mMqR ]

pooraa gur akh-ya-o jaa kaa mantar.

The Guru is perfect; His Teachings are everlasting.

AMimRq idRsit pyKY hoie sMq ]

amrit darisat paykhai ho-ay sant.

Beholding His Ambrosial Glance, one becomes saintly.

gux ibAMq kImiq nhI pwie ]

gun bi-ant keemat nahee paa-ay.

Endless are His virtuous qualities; His worth cannot be appraised.

nwnk ijsu BwvY iqsu ley imlwie ]4]

naanak jis bhaavai tis la-ay milaa-ay. ||4||

O Nanak, one who pleases Him is united with Him. ||4||

ijhbw eyk ausqiq Anyk ]

jihbaa ayk ustat anayk.

The tongue is one, but His Praises are many.

siq purK pUrn ibbyk ] kwhU bol n phucq pRwnI ]

sat purakh pooran bibayk. kaahoo bol na pahuchat paraanee.

The True Lord, of perfect perfection - no speech can take the mortal to Him.

Agm Agocr pRB inrbwnI ]

agam agochar parabh nirbaanee.

God is Inaccessible, Incomprehensible, balanced in the state of Nirvaanaa.

inrwhwr inrvYr suKdweI ]

niraahaar nirvair sukh-daa-ee.

He is not sustained by food; He has no hatred or vengeance; He is the Giver of peace.

qw kI kImiq iknY n pweI ]

taa kee keemat kinai na paa-ee.

No one can estimate His worth.

Aink Bgq bMdn inq krih ]

anik bhagat bandan nit karahi.

Countless devotees continually bow in reverence to Him.

crn kml ihrdY ismrih ]

charan kamal hirdai simrahi.

In their hearts, they meditate on His Lotus Feet.

sd bilhwrI siqgur Apny ]

sad balihaaree satgur apnay.

Nanak is forever a sacrifice to the True Guru;

nwnk ijsu pRswid AYsw pRBu jpny ]5]

naanak jis parsaad aisaa parabh japnay. ||5||

by His Grace, he meditates on God. ||5||

iehu hir rsu pwvY jnu koie ]

ih har ras paavai jan ko-ay.

Only a few obtain this ambrosial essence of the Lord's Name.

AMimRqu pIvY Amru so hoie ]

amrit peevai amar so ho-ay.

us pura

Drinking in this Nectar, one becomes immortal.

ausu purK kw nwhI kdy ibnws ] jw kY min pRgty gunqws ]

kh kaa naahee kaday binaas. jaa kai man pargatay guntaas.

That person whose mind is illuminated by the treasure of excellence, never dies.

AwT phr hir kw nwmu lyie ]

aath pahar har kaa naam lay-ay.

Twenty-four hours a day, he takes the Name of the Lord.

scu aupdysu syvk kau dyie ]

sach updays sayvak ka-o day-ay.

The Lord gives true instruction to His servant.

moh mwieAw kY sMig n lypu ]

moh maa-i-aa kai sang na layp.

He is not polluted by emotional attachment to Maya.

mn mih rwKY hir hir eyku ]

man meh raakhai har har ayk.

In his mind, he cherishes the One Lord, Har, Har.

AMDkwr dIpk prgwsy ]

anDhkaar deepak pargaasay.

In the pitch darkness, a lamp shines forth.

nwnk Brm moh duK qh qy nwsy ]6]

naanak bharam moh dukh tah tay naasay. ||6||

O Nanak, doubt, emotional attachment and pain are erased. ||6||

qpiq mwih TwiF vrqweI ]

tapat maahi thaadh vartaa-ee.

In the burning heat, a soothing coolness prevails.

Andu BieAw duK nwTy BweI ]

anad bha-i-aa dukh naathay bhaa-ee.

Happiness ensues and pain departs, O Siblings of Destiny.

jnm mrn ky imty AMdysy ]

janam maran kay mitay andaysay.

The fear of birth and death is dispelled,

swDU ky pUrn aupdysy ]

saaDhoo kay pooran updaysay.

by the perfect Teachings of the Holy Saint.

Bau cUkw inrBau hoie bsy ]

bha-o chookaa nirbha-o ho-ay basay.

Fear is lifted, and one abides in fearlessness.

sgl ibAwiD mn qy KY nsy ]

sagal bi-aaDh man tay khai nasay.

All evils are dispelled from the mind.

ijs kw sw iqin ikrpw DwrI ]

jis kaa saa tin kirpaa Dhaaree.

He takes us into His favor as His own.

swDsMig jip nwmu murwrI ]

saaDhsang jap naam muraaree.

In the Company of the Holy, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

iQiq pweI cUky BRm gvn ]

thit paa-ee chookay bharam gavan.

Stability is attained; doubt and wandering cease,

suin nwnk hir hir jsu sRvn ]7]

sun naanak har har jas sarvan. ||7||

O Nanak, listening with one's ears to the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. ||7||

inrgunu Awip srgunu BI EhI ]

nirgun aap sargun bhee ohee.

He Himself is absolute and unrelated; He Himself is also involved and related.

klw Dwir ijin sglI mohI ]

kalaa Dhaar jin saglee mohee.

Manifesting His power, He fascinates the entire world.

Apny cirq pRiB Awip bnwey ]

apnay charit parabh aap banaa-ay.

God Himself sets His play in motion.

ApunI kImiq Awpy pwey ]

apunee keemat aapay paa-ay.

Only He Himself can estimate His worth.

hir ibnu dUjw nwhI koie ]

har bin doojaa naahee ko-ay.

There is none, other than the Lord.

srb inrMqir eyko soie ]

sarab nirantar ayko so-ay.

Permeating all, He is the One.

Eiq poiq rivAw rUp rMg ]

ot pot ravi-aa roop rang.

Through and through, He pervades in form and color.

Bey pRgws swD kY sMg ]

bha-ay pargaas saaDh kai sang.

He is revealed in the Company of the Holy.

ric rcnw ApnI kl DwrI ]

rach rachnaa apnee kal Dhaaree.

Having created the creation, He infuses His own power into it.

Aink bwr nwnk bilhwrI ]8]18]

anik baar naanak balihaaree. ||8||18||

So many times, Nanak is a sacrifice to Him. ||8||18||

sloku ]



swiQ n cwlY ibnu Bjn ibiKAw sglI Cwru ]

saath na chaalai bin bhajan bikhi-aa saglee chhaar.

Nothing shall go along with you, except your devotion. All corruption is like ashes.

hir hir nwmu kmwvnw nwnk iehu Dnu swru ]1]

har har naam kamaavanaa naanak ih Dhan saar. ||1||

Practice the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. O Nanak, this is the most excellent wealth. ||1||

AstpdI ]



sMq jnw imil krhu bIcwru ]

sant janaa mil karahu beechaar.

Joining the Company of the Saints, practice deep meditation.

eyku ismir nwm AwDwru ]

ayk simar naam aaDhaar.

Remember the One, and take the Support of the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

Avir aupwv siB mIq ibswrhu ]

avar upaav sabh meet bisaarahu.

Forget all other efforts, O my friend

crn kml ird mih auir Dwrhu ]

charan kamal rid meh ur Dhaarahu.

- enshrine the Lord's Lotus Feet within your heart.

krn kwrn so pRBu smrQu ]

karan kaaran so parabh samrath.

God is All-powerful; He is the Cause of causes.

idRVu kir ghhu nwmu hir vQu ]

darirh kar gahhu naam har vath.

Grasp firmly the object of the Lord's Name.

iehu Dnu sMchu hovhu BgvMq ]

ih Dhan sanchahu hovhu bhagvant.

Gather this wealth, and become very fortunate.

sMq jnw kw inrml mMq ]

sant janaa kaa nirmal mant.

Pure are the instructions of the humble Saints.

eyk Aws rwKhu mn mwih ]

ayk aas raakho man maahi.

Keep faith in the One Lord within your mind.

srb rog nwnk imit jwih ]1]

sarab rog naanak mit jaahi. ||1||

All disease, O Nanak, shall then be dispelled. ||1||

ijsu Dn kau cwir kuMt auiT Dwvih ]

jis Dhan ka-o chaar kunt uth Dhaaveh.

The wealth which you chase after in the four directions

so Dnu hir syvw qy pwvih ]

so Dhan har sayvaa tay paavahi.

- you shall obtain that wealth by serving the Lord.

ijsu suK kau inq bwCih mIq ]

jis sukh ka-o nit baachheh meet.

The peace, which you always yearn for, O friend

so suKu swDU sMig prIiq ]

so sukh saaDhoo sang pareet.

- that peace comes by the love of the Company of the Holy.

ijsu soBw kau krih BlI krnI ]

jis sobhaa ka-o karahi bhalee karnee.

The glory, for which you perform good deeds

sw soBw Bju hir kI srnI ]

saa sobhaa bhaj har kee sarnee.

- you shall obtain that glory by seeking the Lord's Sanctuary.

Aink aupwvI rogu n jwie ]

anik upaavee rog na jaa-ay.

All sorts of remedies have not cured the disease

rogu imtY hir AvKDu lwie ]

rog mitai har avkhaDh laa-ay.

- the disease is cured only by giving the medicine of the Lord's Name.

srb inDwn mih hir nwmu inDwnu ]

sarab niDhaan meh har naam niDhaan.

Of all treasures, the Lord's Name is the supreme treasure.

jip nwnk drgih prvwnu ]2]

jap naanak dargahi parvaan. ||2||

Chant it, O Nanak, and be accepted in the Court of the Lord. ||2||

mnu prboDhu hir kY nwie ]

man parboDhahu har kai naa-ay.

Enlighten your mind with the Name of the Lord.

dh idis Dwvq AwvY Twie ]

dah dis Dhaavat aavai thaa-ay.

Having wandered around in the ten directions, it comes to its place of rest.

qw kau ibGnu n lwgY koie ]

taa ka-o bighan na laagai ko-ay.

No obstacle stands in the way of one

jw kY irdY bsY hir soie ]

jaa kai ridai basai har so-ay.

whose heart is filled with the Lord.

kil qwqI TWFw hir nwau ]

kal taatee thaaNdhaa har naa-o.

The Dark Age of Kali Yuga is so hot; the Lord's Name is soothing and cool.

ismir ismir sdw suK pwau ]

simar simar sadaa sukh paa-o.

Remember, remember it in meditation, and obtain everlasting peace.

Bau ibnsY pUrn hoie Aws ]

bha-o binsai pooran ho-ay aas.

Your fear shall be dispelled, and your hopes shall be fulfilled.

Bgiq Bwie Awqm prgws ]

bhagat bhaa-ay aatam pargaas.

By devotional worship and loving adoration, your soul shall be enlightened.

iqqu Gir jwie bsY AibnwsI ]

tit ghar jaa-ay basai abhinaasee.

You shall go to that home, and live forever.

khu nwnk kwtI jm PwsI ]3]

kaho naanak kaatee jam faasee. ||3||

Says Nanak, the noose of death is cut away. ||3||

qqu bIcwru khY jnu swcw ]

tat beechaar kahai jan saachaa.

One who contemplates the essence of reality, is said to be the true person.

jnim mrY so kwco kwcw ]

Awvw gvnu imtY pRB syv ]

janam marai so kaacho kaachaa.

Birth and death are the lot of the false and the insincere.

aavaa gavan mitai parabh sayv.

Coming and going in reincarnation is ended by serving God.

Awpu iqAwig srin gurdyv ]

aap ti-aag saran gurdayv.

Give up your selfishness and conceit, and seek the Sanctuary of the Divine Guru.

ieau rqn jnm kw hoie auDwru ]

i-o ratan janam kaa ho-ay uDhaar.

Thus the jewel of this human life is saved.

hir hir ismir pRwn AwDwru ]

har har simar paraan aaDhaar.

Remember the Lord, Har, Har, the Support of the breath of life.

Aink aupwv n CUtnhwry ]

anik upaav na chhootanhaaray.

By all sorts of efforts, people are not saved

isMimRiq swsq byd bIcwry ]

simrit saasat bayd beechaaray.

- not by studying the Simritees, the Shaastras or the Vedas.

hir kI Bgiq krhu mnu lwie ]

har kee bhagat karahu man laa-ay.

Worship the Lord with whole-hearted devotion.

min bMCq nwnk Pl pwie ]4]

man banchhat naanak fal paa-ay. ||4||

O Nanak, you shall obtain the fruits of your mind's desire. ||4||

sMig n cwlis qyrY Dnw ]

sang na chaalas tayrai Dhanaa.

Your wealth shall not go with you;

qUM ikAw lptwvih mUrK mnw ]

tooN ki-aa laptaavahi moorakh manaa.

why do you cling to it, you fool?

suq mIq kutMb Aru binqw ]

sut meet kutamb ar banitaa.

Children, friends, family and spouse

ien qy khhu qum kvn snwQw ]

in tay kahhu tum kavan sanaathaa.

- who of these shall accompany you?

rwj rMg mwieAw ibsQwr ]

raaj rang maa-i-aa bisthaar.

Power, pleasure, and the vast expanse of Maya

ien qy khhu kvn Cutkwr ]

in tay kahhu kavan chhutkaar.

- who has ever escaped from these?

Asu hsqI rQ AsvwrI ]

as hastee rath asvaaree.

Horses, elephants, chariots and pageantry

JUTw fMPu JUTu pwswrI ]

jhoothaa damf jhooth paasaaree.

- false shows and false displays.

ijin dIey iqsu buJY n ibgwnw ]

jin dee-ay tis bujhai na bigaanaa.

The fool does not acknowledge the One who gave this;

nwmu ibswir nwnk pCuqwnw ]5]

naam bisaar naanak pachhutaanaa. ||5||

forgetting the Naam, O Nanak, he will repent in the end. ||5||

gur kI miq qUM lyih ieAwny ]

gur kee mat tooN layhi i-aanay.

Take the Guru's advice, you ignorant fool;

Bgiq ibnw bhu fUby isAwny ]

bhagat binaa baho doobay si-aanay.

without devotion, even the clever have drowned.

hir kI Bgiq krhu mn mIq ]

har kee bhagat karahu man meet.

Worship the Lord with heart-felt devotion, my friend;

inrml hoie qum@wro cIq ]

nirmal ho-ay tumHaaro cheet.

your consciousness shall become pure.

crn kml rwKhu mn mwih ]

charan kamal raakho man maahi.

Enshrine the Lord's Lotus Feet in your mind;

jnm jnm ky iklibK jwih ]

janam janam kay kilbikh jaahi.

the sins of countless lifetimes shall depart.

Awip jphu Avrw nwmu jpwvhu ]

aap japahu avraa naam japaavhu.

Chant the Naam yourself, and inspire others to chant it as well.

sunq khq rhq giq pwvhu ]

sunat kahat rahat gat paavhu.

Hearing, speaking and living it, emancipation is obtained.

swr BUq siq hir ko nwau ]

saar bhoot sat har ko naa-o.

The essential reality is the True Name of the Lord.

shij suBwie nwnk gun gwau ]6]

sahj subhaa-ay naanak gun gaa-o. ||6||

With intuitive ease, O Nanak, sing His Glorious Praises. ||6||

gun gwvq qyrI auqris mYlu ]

gun gaavat tayree utras mail.

Chanting His Glories, your filth shall be washed off.

ibnis jwie haumY ibKu PYlu ]

binas jaa-ay ha-umai bikh fail.

The all-consuming poison of ego will be gone.

hoih AicMqu bsY suK nwil ]

hohi achint basai sukh naal.

You shall become carefree, and you shall dwell in peace.

swis gRwis hir nwmu smwil ]

saas garaas har naam samaal.

With every breath and every morsel of food, cherish the Lord's Name.

Cwif isAwnp sglI mnw ]

chhaad si-aanap saglee manaa.

Renounce all clever tricks, O mind.

swDsMig pwvih scu Dnw ]

saaDhsang paavahi sach Dhanaa.

In the Company of the Holy, you shall obtain the true wealth.

hir pUMjI sMic krhu ibauhwru ]

har poonjee sanch karahu bi-uhaar.

So gather the Lord's Name as your capital, and trade in it.

eIhw suKu drgh jYkwru ]

eehaa sukh dargeh jaikaar.

In this world you shall be at peace, and in the Court of the Lord, you shall be acclaimed.

srb inrMqir eyko dyKu ]

sarab nirantar ayko daykh.

See the One permeating all;

khu nwnk jw kY msqik lyKu ]7]

kaho naanak jaa kai mastak laykh. ||7||

says Nanak, your destiny is pre-ordained. ||7||

eyko jip eyko swlwih ]

ayko jap ayko saalaahi.

Meditate on the One, and worship the One.

eyku ismir eyko mn Awih ]

ayk simar ayko man aahi.

Remember the One, and yearn for the One in your mind.

eyks ky gun gwau Anµq ]

aykas kay gun gaa-o anant.

Sing the endless Glorious Praises of the One.

min qin jwip eyk BgvMq ]

man tan jaap ayk bhagvant.

With mind and body, meditate on the One Lord God.

eyko eyku eyku hir Awip ]

ayko ayk ayk har aap.

The One Lord Himself is the One and Only.

pUrn pUir rihE pRBu ibAwip ]

pooran poor rahi-o parabh bi-aap.

The Pervading Lord God is totally permeating all.

Aink ibsQwr eyk qy Bey ]

anik bisthaar ayk tay bha-ay.

The many expanses of the creation have all come from the One.

eyku ArwiD prwCq gey ]

ayk araaDh paraachhat ga-ay.

Adoring the One, past sins are removed.

mn qn AMqir eyku pRBu rwqw ]

man tan antar ayk parabh raataa.

Mind and body within are imbued with the One God.

gur pRswid nwnk ieku jwqw ]8]19]

gur parsaad naanak ik jaataa. ||8||19||

By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, the One is known. ||8||19||

sloku ]



iPrq iPrq pRB AwieAw pirAw qau srnwie ]

firat firat parabh aa-i-aa pari-aa ta-o sarnaa-ay.

After wandering and wandering, O God, I have come, and entered Your Sanctuary.

nwnk kI pRB bynqI ApnI BgqI lwie ]1]

naanak kee parabh bayntee apnee bhagtee laa-ay. ||1||

This is Nanak's prayer, O God: please, attach me to Your devotional service. ||1||

AstpdI ]



jwck jnu jwcY pRB dwnu ]

jaachak jan jaachai parabh daan.

I am a beggar; I beg for this gift from You:

kir ikrpw dyvhu hir nwmu ]

kar kirpaa dayvhu har naam.

please, by Your Mercy, Lord, give me Your Name.

swD jnw kI mwgau DUir ]

saaDh janaa kee maaga-o Dhoor.

I ask for the dust of the feet of the Holy.

pwrbRhm myrI srDw pUir ]

paarbarahm mayree sarDhaa poor.

O Supreme Lord God, please fulfill my yearning;

sdw sdw pRB ky gun gwvau ]

sadaa sadaa parabh kay gun gaava-o.

may I sing the Glorious Praises of God forever and ever.

swis swis pRB qumih iDAwvau ]

saas saas parabh tumeh Dhi-aava-o.

With each and every breath, may I meditate on You, O God.

crn kml isau lwgY pRIiq ]

charan kamal si-o laagai pareet.

May I enshrine affection for Your Lotus Feet.

Bgiq krau pRB kI inq nIiq ]

bhagat kara-o parabh kee nit neet.

May I perform devotional worship to God each and every day.

eyk Et eyko AwDwru ]

ayk ot ayko aaDhaar.

You are my only Shelter, my only Support.

nwnku mwgY nwmu pRB swru ]1]

naanak maagai naam parabh saar. ||1||

Nanak asks for the most sublime, the Naam, the Name of God. ||1||

pRB kI idRsit mhw suKu hoie ]

parabh kee darisat mahaa sukh ho-ay.

By God's Gracious Glance, there is great peace.

hir rsu pwvY ibrlw koie ]

har ras paavai birlaa ko-ay.

Rare are those who obtain the juice of the Lord's essence.

ijn cwiKAw sy jn iqRpqwny ]

jin chaakhi-aa say jan tariptaanay.

Those who taste it are satisfied.

pUrn purK nhI folwny ]

pooran purakh nahee dolaanay.

They are fulfilled and realized beings - they do not waver.

suBr Bry pRym rs rMig ]

subhar bharay paraym ras rang.

They are totally filled to over-flowing with the sweet delight of His Love.

aupjY cwau swD kY sMig ]

upjai chaa-o saaDh kai sang.

Spiritual delight wells up within, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

pry srin Awn sB iqAwig ]

paray saran aan sabh ti-aag.

Taking to His Sanctuary, they forsake all others.

AMqir pRgws Anidnu ilv lwig ]

antar pargaas an-din liv laag.

Deep within, they are enlightened, and they center themselves on Him, day and night.

bfBwgI jipAw pRBu soie ]

badbhaagee japi-aa parabh so-ay.

Most fortunate are those who meditate on God.

nwnk nwim rqy suKu hoie ]2]

naanak naam ratay sukh ho-ay. ||2||

O Nanak, attuned to the Naam, they are at peace. ||2||

syvk kI mnsw pUrI BeI ]

sayvak kee mansaa pooree bha-ee.

The wishes of the Lord's servant are fulfilled.

siqgur qy inrml miq leI ]

satgur tay nirmal mat la-ee.

From the True Guru, the pure teachings are obtained.

jn kau pRBu hoieE dieAwlu ]

jan ka-o parabh ho-i-o da-i-aal.

Unto His humble servant, God has shown His kindness.

syvku kIno sdw inhwlu ]

sayvak keeno sadaa nihaal.

He has made His servant eternally happy.

bMDn kwit mukiq jnu BieAw ]

banDhan kaat mukat jan bha-i-aa.

The bonds of His humble servant are cut away, and he is liberated.

jnm mrn dUKu BRmu gieAw ]

janam maran dookh bharam ga-i-aa.

The pains of birth and death, and doubt are gone.

ieC punI srDw sB pUrI ]

ichh punee sarDhaa sabh pooree.

Desires are satisfied, and faith is fully rewarded,

riv rihAw sd sMig hjUrI ]

rav rahi-aa sad sang hajooree.

imbued forever with His all-pervading peace.

ijs kw sw iqin lIAw imlwie ]

jis kaa saa tin lee-aa milaa-ay.

He is His - he merges in Union with Him.

nwnk BgqI nwim smwie ]3]

naanak bhagtee naam samaa-ay. ||3||

Nanak is absorbed in devotional worship of the Naam. ||3||

so ikau ibsrY ij Gwl n BwnY ]

so ki-o bisrai je ghaal na bhaanai.

Why forget Him, who does not overlook our efforts?

so ikau ibsrY ij kIAw jwnY ]

so ki-o bisrai je kee-aa jaanai.

Why forget Him, who acknowledges what we do?

so ikau ibsrY ijin sBu ikCu dIAw ]

so ki-o bisrai jin sabh kichh dee-aa.

Why forget Him, who has given us everything?

so ikau ibsrY ij jIvn jIAw ]

so ki-o bisrai je jeevan jee-aa.

Why forget Him, who is the Life of the living beings?

so ikau ibsrY ij Agin mih rwKY ]

so ki-o bisrai je agan meh raakhai.

Why forget Him, who preserves us in the fire of the womb?

gur pRswid ko ibrlw lwKY ]

gur parsaad ko birlaa laakhai.

By Guru's Grace, rare is the one who realizes this.

so ikau ibsrY ij ibKu qy kwFY ]

so ki-o bisrai je bikh tay kaadhai.

Why forget Him, who lifts us up out of corruption?

jnm jnm kw tUtw gwFY ]

janam janam kaa tootaa gaadhai.

Those separated from Him for countless lifetimes, are re-united with Him once again.

guir pUrY qqu iehY buJwieAw ]

gur poorai tat ihai bujhaa-i-aa.

Through the Perfect Guru, this essential reality is understood.

pRBu Apnw nwnk jn iDAwieAw ]4]

parabh apnaa naanak jan Dhi-aa-i-aa. ||4||

O Nanak, God's humble servants meditate on Him. ||4||

swjn sMq krhu iehu kwmu ]

saajan sant karahu ih kaam.

O friends, O Saints, make this your work.

Awn iqAwig jphu hir nwmu ]

aan ti-aag japahu har naam.

Renounce everything else, and chant the Name of the Lord.

ismir ismir ismir suK pwvhu ]

simar simar simar sukh paavhu.

Meditate, meditate, meditate in remembrance of Him, and find peace.

Awip jphu Avrh nwmu jpwvhu ]

aap japahu avrah naam japaavhu.

Chant the Naam yourself, and inspire others to chant it.

Bgiq Bwie qrIAY sMswru ]

bhagat bhaa-ay taree-ai sansaar.

By loving devotional worship, you shall cross over the world-ocean.

ibnu BgqI qnu hosI Cwru ]

bin bhagtee tan hosee chhaar.

Without devotional meditation, the body will be just ashes.

srb kilAwx sUK iniD nwmu ]

sarab kali-aan sookh niDh naam.

All joys and comforts are in the treasure of the Naam.

bUfq jwq pwey ibsRwmu ]

boodat jaat paa-ay bisraam.

Even the drowning can reach the place of rest and safety.

sgl dUK kw hovq nwsu ]

sagal dookh kaa hovat naas.

All sorrows shall vanish.

nwnk nwmu jphu gunqwsu ]5]

naanak naam japahu guntaas. ||5||

O Nanak, chant the Naam, the treasure of excellence. ||5||

aupjI pRIiq pRym rsu cwau ]

upjee pareet paraym ras chaa-o.

Love and affection, and the taste of yearning, have welled up within;

mn qn AMqir iehI suAwau ]

man tan antar ihee su-aa-o.

within my mind and body, this is my purpose:

nyqRhu pyiK drsu suKu hoie ]

naytarahu paykh daras sukh ho-ay.

beholding with my eyes His Blessed Vision, I am at peace.

mnu ibgsY swD crn Doie ]

man bigsai saaDh charan Dho-ay.

My mind blossoms forth in ecstasy, washing the feet of the Holy.

Bgq jnw kY min qin rMgu ]

bhagat janaa kai man tan rang.

The minds and bodies of His devotees are infused with His Love.

ibrlw koaU pwvY sMgu ]

birlaa ko-oo paavai sang.

Rare is the one who obtains their company.

eyk bsqu dIjY kir mieAw ]

ayk basat deejai kar ma-i-aa.

Show Your mercy - please, grant me this one request:

gur pRswid nwmu jip lieAw ]

gur parsaad naam jap la-i-aa.

by Guru's Grace, may I chant the Naam.

qw kI aupmw khI n jwie ]

taa kee upmaa kahee na jaa-ay.

His Praises cannot be spoken;

nwnk rihAw srb smwie ]6]

naanak rahi-aa sarab samaa-ay. ||6||

O Nanak, He is contained among all. ||6||

pRB bKsMd dIn dieAwl ]

parabh bakhsand deen da-i-aal.

God, the Forgiving Lord, is kind to the poor.

Bgiq vCl sdw ikrpwl ]

bhagat vachhal sadaa kirpaal.

He loves His devotees, and He is always merciful to them.

AnwQ nwQ goibMd gupwl ]

anaath naath gobind gupaal.

The Patron of the patronless, the Lord of the Universe, the Sustainer of the world,

srb Gtw krq pRiqpwl ]

sarab ghataa karat partipaal.

the Nourisher of all beings.

Awid purK kwrx krqwr ]

aad purakh kaaran kartaar.

The Primal Being, the Creator of the Creation.

Bgq jnw ky pRwn ADwr ]

bhagat janaa kay paraan aDhaar.

The Support of the breath of life of His devotees.

jo jo jpY su hoie punIq ]

jo jo japai so ho-ay puneet.

Whoever meditates on Him is sanctified,

Bgiq Bwie lwvY mn hIq ]

bhagat bhaa-ay laavai man heet.

focusing the mind in loving devotional worship.

hm inrgunIAwr nIc Ajwn ]

ham nirgunee-aar neech ajaan.

I am unworthy, lowly and ignorant.

nwnk qumrI srin purK Bgvwn ]7]

naanak tumree saran purakh bhagvaan. ||7||

Nanak has entered Your Sanctuary, O Supreme Lord God. ||7||

srb bYkuMT mukiq moK pwey ]

sarab baikunth mukat mokh paa-ay.

Everything is obtained: the heavens, liberation and deliverance,

eyk inmK hir ky gun gwey ]

ayk nimakh har kay gun gaa-ay.

if one sings the Lord's Glories, even for an instant.

Aink rwj Bog bifAweI ]

anik raaj bhog badi-aa-ee.

So many realms of power, pleasures and great glories,

hir ky nwm kI kQw min BweI ]

har kay naam kee kathaa man bhaa-ee.

come to one whose mind is pleased with the Sermon of the Lord's Name.

bhu Bojn kwpr sMgIq ]

baho bhojan kaapar sangeet.

Abundant foods, clothes and music

rsnw jpqI hir hir nIq ]

rasnaa japtee har har neet.

come to one whose tongue continually chants the Lord's Name, Har, Har.

BlI su krnI soBw DnvMq ]

bhalee so karnee sobhaa Dhanvant.

His actions are good, he is glorious and wealthy;

ihrdY bsy pUrn gur mMq ]

hirdai basay pooran gur mant.

the Mantra of the Perfect Guru dwells within his heart.

swDsMig pRB dyhu invws ]

saaDhsang parabh dayh nivaas.

O God, grant me a home in the Company of the Holy.

srb sUK nwnk prgws ]8]20]

sarab sookh naanak pargaas. ||8||20||

All pleasures, O Nanak, are so revealed. ||8||20||

sloku ]



srgun inrgun inrMkwr suMn smwDI Awip ]

sargun nirgun nirankaar sunn samaaDhee aap.

He possesses all qualities; He transcends all qualities; He is the Formless Lord. He Himself is in Primal


Awpn kIAw nwnkw Awpy hI iPir jwip ]1]

aapan kee-aa naankaa aapay hee fir jaap. ||1||

Through His Creation, O Nanak, He meditates on Himself. ||1||

AstpdI ]



jb Akwru iehu kCu n idRstyqw ]

jab akaar ih kachh na daristaytaa.

When this world had not yet appeared in any form,

pwp puMn qb kh qy hoqw ]

paap punn tab kah tay hotaa.

who then committed sins and performed good deeds?

jb DwrI Awpn suMn smwiD ]

jab Dhaaree aapan sunn samaaDh.

When the Lord Himself was in Profound Samaadhi,

qb bYr ibroD iksu sMig kmwiq ]

tab bair biroDh kis sang kamaat.

then against whom were hate and jealousy directed?

jb ies kw brnu ichnu n jwpq ]

jab is kaa baran chihan na jaapat.

When there was no color or shape to be seen,

qb hrK sog khu iksih ibAwpq ]

tab harakh sog kaho kiseh bi-aapat.

then who experienced joy and sorrow?

jb Awpn Awp Awip pwrbRhm ]

jab aapan aap aap paarbarahm.

When the Supreme Lord Himself was Himself All-in-all,

qb moh khw iksu hovq Brm ]

tab moh kahaa kis hovat bharam.

then where was emotional attachment, and who had doubts?

Awpn Kylu Awip vrqIjw ]

aapan khayl aap varteejaa.

He Himself has staged His own drama;

nwnk krnYhwru n dUjw ]1]

naanak karnaihaar na doojaa. ||1||

O Nanak, there is no other Creator. ||1||

jb hovq pRB kyvl DnI ]

jab hovat parabh kayval Dhanee.

When there was only God the Master,

qb bMD mukiq khu iks kau gnI ]

tab banDh mukat kaho kis ka-o ganee.

then who was called bound or liberated?

jb eykih hir Agm Apwr ]

jab aykeh har agam apaar.

When there was only the Lord, Unfathomable and Infinite,

qb nrk surg khu kaun Aauqwr ]

tab narak surag kaho ka-un a-utaar.

then who entered hell, and who entered heaven?

jb inrgun pRB shj suBwie ]

jab nirgun parabh sahj subhaa-ay.

When God was without attributes, in absolute poise,

qb isv skiq khhu ikqu Twie ]

tab siv sakat kahhu kit thaa-ay.

then where was mind and where was matter - where was Shiva and Shakti?

jb Awpih Awip ApnI joiq DrY ]

jab aapeh aap apnee jot Dharai.

When He held His Own Light unto Himself,

qb kvn infru kvn kq frY ]

tab kavan nidar kavan kat darai.

then who was fearless, and who was afraid?

Awpn cilq Awip krnYhwr ]

aapan chalit aap karnaihaar.

He Himself is the Performer in His own plays;

nwnk Twkur Agm Apwr ]2]

naanak thaakur agam apaar. ||2||

O Nanak, the Lord Master is Unfathomable and Infinite. ||2||

AibnwsI suK Awpn Awsn ]

abhinaasee sukh aapan aasan.

When the Immortal Lord was seated at ease,

qh jnm mrn khu khw ibnwsn ]

tah janam maran kaho kahaa binaasan.

then where was birth, death and dissolution?

jb pUrn krqw pRBu soie ]

jab pooran kartaa parabh so-ay.

When there was only God, the Perfect Creator,

qb jm kI qRws khhu iksu hoie ]

tab jam kee taraas kahhu kis ho-ay.

then who was afraid of death?

jb Aibgq Agocr pRB eykw ]

jab abigat agochar parabh aykaa.

When there was only the One Lord, unmanifest and incomprehensible,

qb icqR gupq iksu pUCq lyKw ]

tab chitar gupat kis poochhat laykhaa.

then who was called to account by the recording scribes of the conscious and the subconscious?

jb nwQ inrMjn Agocr AgwDy ]

jab naath niranjan agochar agaaDhay.

When there was only the Immaculate, Incomprehensible, Unfathomable Master,

qb kaun Cuty kaun bMDn bwDy ]

tab ka-un chhutay ka-un banDhan baaDhay.

then who was emancipated, and who was held in bondage?

Awpn Awp Awp hI Acrjw ]

aapan aap aap hee acharjaa.

He Himself, in and of Himself, is the most wonderful.

nwnk Awpn rUp Awp hI auprjw ]3]

naanak aapan roop aap hee uparjaa. ||3||

O Nanak, He Himself created His Own Form. ||3||

jh inrml purKu purK piq hoqw ]

jah nirmal purakh purakh pat hotaa.

When there was only the Immaculate Being, the Lord of beings,

qh ibnu mYlu khhu ikAw Doqw ]

tah bin mail kahhu ki-aa Dhotaa.

there was no filth, so what was there to be washed clean?

jh inrMjn inrMkwr inrbwn ]

jah niranjan nirankaar nirbaan.

When there was only the Pure, Formless Lord in Nirvaanaa,

qh kaun kau mwn kaun AiBmwn ]

tah ka-un ka-o maan ka-un abhimaan.

then who was honored, and who was dishonored?

jh srUp kyvl jgdIs ]

jah saroop kayval jagdees.

When there was only the Form of the Lord of the Universe,

qh Cl iCdR lgq khu kIs ]

tah chhal chhidar lagat kaho kees.

then who was tainted by fraud and sin?

jh joiq srUpI joiq sMig smwvY ]

jah jot saroopee jot sang samaavai.

When the Embodiment of Light was immersed in His Own Light,

qh iksih BUK kvnu iqRpqwvY ]

tah kiseh bhookh kavan tariptaavai.

then who was hungry, and who was satisfied?

krn krwvn krnYhwru ]

karan karaavan karnaihaar.

He is the Cause of causes, the Creator Lord.

nwnk krqy kw nwih sumwru ]4]

naanak kartay kaa naahi sumaar. ||4||

O Nanak, the Creator is beyond calculation. ||4||

jb ApnI soBw Awpn sMig bnweI ]

jab apnee sobhaa aapan sang banaa-ee.

When His Glory was contained within Himself,

qb kvn mwie bwp imqR suq BweI ]

tab kavan maa-ay baap mitar sut bhaa-ee.

then who was mother, father, friend, child or sibling?

jh srb klw Awpih prbIn ]

jah sarab kalaa aapeh parbeen.

When all power and wisdom was latent within Him,

qh byd kqyb khw koaU cIn ]

tah bayd katayb kahaa ko-oo cheen.

then where were the Vedas and the scriptures, and who was there to read them?

jb Awpn Awpu Awip auir DwrY ]

jab aapan aap aap ur Dhaarai.

When He kept Himself, All-in-all, unto His Own Heart,

qau sgn Apsgn khw bIcwrY ]

ta-o sagan apasgan kahaa beechaarai.

then who considered omens to be good or bad?

jh Awpn aUc Awpn Awip nyrw ]

jah aapan ooch aapan aap nayraa.

When He Himself was lofty, and He Himself was near at hand,

qh kaun Twkuru kaunu khIAY cyrw ]

tah ka-un thaakur ka-un kahee-ai chayraa.

then who was called master, and who was called disciple?

ibsmn ibsm rhy ibsmwd ]

bisman bisam rahay bismaad.

We are wonder-struck at the wondrous wonder of the Lord.

nwnk ApnI giq jwnhu Awip ]5]

naanak apnee gat jaanhu aap. ||5||

O Nanak, He alone knows His own state. ||5||

jh ACl ACyd AByd smwieAw ]

jah achhal achhayd abhayd samaa-i-aa.

When the Undeceiveable, Impenetrable, Inscrutable One was self-absorbed,

aUhw iksih ibAwpq mwieAw ]

oohaa kiseh bi-aapat maa-i-aa.

then who was swayed by Maya?

Awps kau Awpih Awdysu ]

aapas ka-o aapeh aadays.

When He paid homage to Himself,

iqhu gux kw nwhI prvysu ]

tihu gun kaa naahee parvays.

then the three qualities were not prevailing.

jh eykih eyk eyk BgvMqw ]

jah aykeh ayk ayk bhagvantaa.

When there was only the One, the One and Only Lord God,

qh kaunu AicMqu iksu lwgY icMqw ]

tah ka-un achint kis laagai chintaa.

then who was not anxious, and who felt anxiety?

jh Awpn Awpu Awip pqIAwrw ]

jah aapan aap aap patee-aaraa.

When He Himself was satisfied with Himself,

qh kaunu kQY kaunu sunnYhwrw ]

tah ka-un kathai ka-un sunnaihaaraa.

then who spoke and who listened?

bhu byAMq aUc qy aUcw ]

baho bay-ant ooch tay oochaa.

He is vast and infinite, the highest of the high.

nwnk Awps kau Awpih phUcw ]6]

naanak aapas ka-o aapeh pahoochaa. ||6||

O Nanak, He alone can reach Himself. ||6||

jh Awip ricE prpMcu Akwru ]

jah aap rachi-o parpanch akaar.

When He Himself fashioned the visible world of the creation,

iqhu gux mih kIno ibsQwru ]

tihu gun meh keeno bisthaar.

he made the world subject to the three dispositions.

pwpu puMnu qh BeI khwvq ]

paap punn tah bha-ee kahaavat.

Sin and virtue then began to be spoken of.

koaU nrk koaU surg bMCwvq ]

ko-oo narak ko-oo surag banchhaavat.

Some have gone to hell, and some yearn for paradise.

Awl jwl mwieAw jMjwl ]

aal jaal maa-i-aa janjaal.

Worldly snares and entanglements of Maya,

haumY moh Brm BY Bwr ]

ha-umai moh bharam bhai bhaar.

egotism, attachment, doubt and loads of fear;

dUK sUK mwn Apmwn ]

dookh sookh maan apmaan.

pain and pleasure, honor and dishonor

Aink pRkwr kIE bK´wn ]

anik parkaar kee-o bakh-yaan.

- these came to be described in various ways.

Awpn Kylu Awip kir dyKY ]

aapan khayl aap kar daykhai.

He Himself creates and beholds His own drama.

Kylu sMkocY qau nwnk eykY ]7]

khayl sankochai ta-o naanak aykai. ||7||

He winds up the drama, and then, O Nanak, He alone remains. ||7||

jh Aibgqu Bgqu qh Awip ]

jah abigat bhagat tah aap.

Wherever the Eternal Lord's devotee is, He Himself is there.

jh psrY pwswru sMq prqwip ]

jah pasrai paasaar sant partaap.

He unfolds the expanse of His creation for the glory of His Saint.

duhU pwK kw Awpih DnI ]

duhoo paakh kaa aapeh Dhanee.

He Himself is the Master of both worlds.

aun kI soBw aunhU bnI ]

un kee sobhaa unhoo banee.

His Praise is to Himself alone.

Awpih kauqk krY And coj ]

aapeh ka-utak karai anad choj.

He Himself performs and plays His amusements and games.

Awpih rs Bogn inrjog ]

aapeh ras bhogan nirjog.

He Himself enjoys pleasures, and yet He is unaffected and untouched.

ijsu BwvY iqsu Awpn nwie lwvY ]

jis bhaavai tis aapan naa-ay laavai.

He attaches whomever He pleases to His Name.

ijsu BwvY iqsu Kyl iKlwvY ]

jis bhaavai tis khayl khilaavai.

He causes whomever He pleases to play in His play.

bysumwr AQwh Agnq AqolY ]

baysumaar athaah agnat atolai.

He is beyond calculation, beyond measure, uncountable and unfathomable.

ijau bulwvhu iqau nwnk dws bolY ]8]21]

ji-o bulaavhu ti-o naanak daas bolai. ||8||21||

As You inspire him to speak, O Lord, so does servant Nanak speak. ||8||21||

sloku ]



jIA jMq ky Twkurw Awpy vrqxhwr ]

jee-a jant kay thaakuraa aapay vartanhaar.

O Lord and Master of all beings and creatures, You Yourself are prevailing everywhere.

nwnk eyko psirAw dUjw kh idRstwr ]1]

naanak ayko pasri-aa doojaa kah daristaar. ||1||

O Nanak, The One is All-pervading; where is any other to be seen? ||1||

AstpdI ]



Awip kQY Awip sunnYhwru ]

aap kathai aap sunnaihaar.

He Himself is the speaker, and He Himself is the listener.

Awpih eyku Awip ibsQwru ]

aapeh ayk aap bisthaar.

He Himself is the One, and He Himself is the many.

jw iqsu BwvY qw isRsit aupwey ]

jaa tis bhaavai taa sarisat upaa-ay.

When it pleases Him, He creates the world.

AwpnY BwxY ley smwey ]

aapnai bhaanai la-ay samaa-ay.

As He pleases, He absorbs it back into Himself.

qum qy iBMn nhI ikCu hoie ]

tum tay bhinn nahee kichh ho-ay.

Without You, nothing can be done.

Awpn sUiq sBu jgqu proie ]

aapan soot sabh jagat paro-ay.

Upon Your thread, You have strung the whole world.

jw kau pRB jIau Awip buJwey ]

jaa ka-o parabh jee-o aap bujhaa-ay.

One whom God Himself inspires to understand

scu nwmu soeI jnu pwey ]

sach naam so-ee jan paa-ay.

- that person obtains the True Name.

so smdrsI qq kw byqw ]

so samadrasee tat kaa baytaa.

He looks impartially upon all, and he knows the essential reality.

nwnk sgl isRsit kw jyqw ]1]

naanak sagal sarisat kaa jaytaa. ||1||

O Nanak, he conquers the whole world. ||1||

jIA jMqR sB qw kY hwQ ]

jee-a jantar sabh taa kai haath.

All beings and creatures are in His Hands.

dIn dieAwl AnwQ ko nwQu ]

deen da-i-aal anaath ko naath.

He is Merciful to the meek, the Patron of the patronless.

ijsu rwKY iqsu koie n mwrY ]

jis raakhai tis ko-ay na maarai.

No one can kill those who are protected by Him.

so mUAw ijsu mnhu ibswrY ]

so moo-aa jis manhu bisaarai.

One who is forgotten by God, is already dead.

iqsu qij Avr khw ko jwie ]

tis taj avar kahaa ko jaa-ay.

Leaving Him, where else could anyone go?

sB isir eyku inrMjn rwie ]

sabh sir ayk niranjan raa-ay.

Over the heads of all is the One, the Immaculate King.

jIA kI jugiq jw kY sB hwiQ ]

jee-a kee jugat jaa kai sabh haath.

The ways and means of all beings are in His Hands.

AMqir bwhir jwnhu swiQ ]

antar baahar jaanhu saath.

Inwardly and outwardly, know that He is with you.

gun inDwn byAMq Apwr ]

gun niDhaan bay-ant apaar.

He is the Ocean of excellence, infinite and endless.

nwnk dws sdw bilhwr ]2]

naanak daas sadaa balihaar. ||2||

Slave Nanak is forever a sacrifice to Him. ||2||

pUrn pUir rhy dieAwl ]

pooran poor rahay da-i-aal.

The Perfect, Merciful Lord is pervading everywhere.

sB aUpir hovq ikrpwl ]

sabh oopar hovat kirpaal.

His kindness extends to all.

Apny krqb jwnY Awip ]

apnay kartab jaanai aap.

He Himself knows His own ways.

AMqrjwmI rihE ibAwip ]

antarjaamee rahi-o bi-aap.

The Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, is present everywhere.

pRiqpwlY jIAn bhu Bwiq ]

paratipaalai jee-an baho bhaat.

He cherishes His living beings in so many ways.

jo jo ricE su iqsih iDAwiq ]

jo jo rachi-o so tiseh Dhi-aat.

That which He has created meditates on Him.

ijsu BwvY iqsu ley imlwie ]

jis bhaavai tis la-ay milaa-ay.

Whoever pleases Him, He blends into Himself.

Bgiq krih hir ky gux gwie ]

bhagat karahi har kay gun gaa-ay.

They perform His devotional service and sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

mn AMqir ibsÍwsu kir mwinAw ]

man antar bisvaas kar maani-aa.

With heart-felt faith, they believe in Him.

krnhwru nwnk ieku jwinAw ]3]

karanhaar naanak ik jaani-aa. ||3||

O Nanak, they realize the One, the Creator Lord. ||3||

jnu lwgw hir eykY nwie ]

jan laagaa har aykai naa-ay.

The Lord's humble servant is committed to His Name.

iqs kI Aws n ibrQI jwie ]

tis kee aas na birthee jaa-ay.

His hopes do not go in vain.

syvk kau syvw bin AweI ]

sayvak ka-o sayvaa ban aa-ee.

The servant's purpose is to serve;

hukmu bUiJ prm pdu pweI ]

hukam boojh param pad paa-ee.

obeying the Lord's Command, the supreme status is obtained.

ies qy aUpir nhI bIcwru ]

is tay oopar nahee beechaar.

Beyond this, he has no other thought.

jw kY min bisAw inrMkwru ]

jaa kai man basi-aa nirankaar.

Within his mind, the Formless Lord abides.

bMDn qoir Bey inrvYr ]

banDhan tor bha-ay nirvair.

His bonds are cut away, and he becomes free of hatred.

Anidnu pUjih gur ky pYr ]

an-din poojeh gur kay pair.

Night and day, he worships the Feet of the Guru.

ieh lok suKIey prlok suhyly ]

ih lok sukhee-ay parlok suhaylay.

He is at peace in this world, and happy in the next.

nwnk hir pRiB Awpih myly ]4]

naanak har parabh aapeh maylay. ||4||

O Nanak, the Lord God unites him with Himself. ||4||

swDsMig imil krhu Anµd ]

saaDhsang mil karahu anand.

Join the Company of the Holy, and be happy.

gun gwvhu pRB prmwnµd ]

gun gaavhu parabh parmaanand.

Sing the Glories of God, the embodiment of supreme bliss.

rwm nwm qqu krhu bIcwru ]

raam naam tat karahu beechaar.

Contemplate the essence of the Lord's Name.

dRülB dyh kw krhu auDwru ]

darulabh dayh kaa karahu uDhaar.

Redeem this human body, so difficult to obtain.

AMimRq bcn hir ky gun gwau ]

amrit bachan har kay gun gaa-o.

Sing the Ambrosial Words of the Lord's Glorious Praises;

pRwn qrn kw iehY suAwau ]

paraan taran kaa ihai su-aa-o.

this is the way to save your mortal soul.

AwT phr pRB pyKhu nyrw ]

aath pahar parabh paykhahu nayraa.

Behold God near at hand, twenty-four hours a day.

imtY AigAwnu ibnsY AMDyrw ]

mitai agi-aan binsai anDhayraa.

Ignorance shall depart, and darkness shall be dispelled.

suin aupdysu ihrdY bswvhu ]

sun updays hirdai basaavhu.

Listen to the Teachings, and enshrine them in your heart.

mn ieCy nwnk Pl pwvhu ]5]

man ichhay naanak fal paavhu. ||5||

O Nanak, you shall obtain the fruits of your mind's desires. ||5||

hlqu plqu duie lyhu svwir ]

halat palat du-ay layho savaar.

Embellish both this world and the next;

rwm nwmu AMqir auir Dwir ]

raam naam antar ur Dhaar.

enshrine the Lord's Name deep within your heart.

pUry gur kI pUrI dIiKAw ]

pooray gur kee pooree deekhi-aa.

Perfect are the Teachings of the Perfect Guru.

ijsu min bsY iqsu swcu prIiKAw ]

jis man basai tis saach pareekhi-aa.

That person, within whose mind it abides, realizes the Truth.

min qin nwmu jphu ilv lwie ]

man tan naam japahu liv laa-ay.

With your mind and body, chant the Naam; lovingly attune yourself to it.

dUKu drdu mn qy Bau jwie ]

dookh darad man tay bha-o jaa-ay.

Sorrow, pain and fear shall depart from your mind.

scu vwpwru krhu vwpwrI ]

drgh inbhY Kyp qumwrI ]

sach vaapaar karahu vaapaaree.

Deal in the true trade, O trader,

dargeh nibhai khayp tumaaree.

and your merchandise shall be safe in the Court of the Lord.

eykw tyk rKhu mn mwih ]

aykaa tayk rakhahu man maahi.

Keep the Support of the One in your mind.

nwnk bhuir n Awvih jwih ]6]

naanak bahur na aavahi jaahi. ||6||

O Nanak, you shall not have to come and go in reincarnation again. ||6||

iqs qy dUir khw ko jwie ]

tis tay door kahaa ko jaa-ay.

Where can anyone go, to get away from Him?

aubrY rwKnhwru iDAwie ]

ubrai raakhanhaar Dhi-aa-ay.

Meditating on the Protector Lord, you shall be saved.

inrBau jpY sgl Bau imtY ]

nirbha-o japai sagal bha-o mitai.

Meditating on the Fearless Lord, all fear departs.

pRB ikrpw qy pRwxI CutY ]

parabh kirpaa tay paraanee chhutai.

By God's Grace, mortals are released.

ijsu pRBu rwKY iqsu nwhI dUK ]

jis parabh raakhai tis naahee dookh.

One who is protected by God never suffers in pain.

nwmu jpq min hovq sUK ]

naam japat man hovat sookh.

Chanting the Naam, the mind becomes peaceful.

icMqw jwie imtY AhMkwru ]

chintaa jaa-ay mitai ahaNkaar.

Anxiety departs, and ego is eliminated.

iqsu jn kau koie n phucnhwru ]

tis jan ka-o ko-ay na pahuchanhaar.

No one can equal that humble servant.

isr aUpir TwFw guru sUrw ]

sir oopar thaadhaa gur sooraa.

The Brave and Powerful Guru stands over his head.

nwnk qw ky kwrj pUrw ]7]

naanak taa kay kaaraj pooraa. ||7||

O Nanak, his efforts are fulfilled. ||7||

miq pUrI AMimRqu jw kI idRsit ]

mat pooree amrit jaa kee darisat.

His wisdom is perfect, and His Glance is Ambrosial.

drsnu pyKq auDrq isRsit ]

darsan paykhat uDhrat sarisat.

Beholding His Vision, the universe is saved.

crn kml jw ky AnUp ]

charan kamal jaa kay anoop.

His Lotus Feet are incomparably beautiful.

sPl drsnu suMdr hir rUp ]

safal darsan sundar har roop.

The Blessed Vision of His Darshan is fruitful and rewarding; His Lordly Form is beautiful.

DMnu syvw syvku prvwnu ]

Dhan sayvaa sayvak parvaan.

Blessed is His service; His servant is famous.

AMqrjwmI purKu pRDwnu ]

antarjaamee purakh parDhaan.

The Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, is the most exalted Supreme Being.

ijsu min bsY su hoq inhwlu ]

jis man basai so hot nihaal.

That one, within whose mind He abides, is blissfully happy.

qw kY inkit n Awvq kwlu ]

taa kai nikat na aavat kaal.

Death does not draw near him.

Amr Bey Amrw pdu pwieAw ]

amar bha-ay amraa pad paa-i-aa.

One becomes immortal, and obtains the immortal status,

swDsMig nwnk hir iDAwieAw ]8]22]

saaDhsang naanak har Dhi-aa-i-aa. ||8||22||

meditating on the Lord, O Nanak, in the Company of the Holy. ||8||22||

sloku ]



igAwn AMjnu guir dIAw AigAwn AMDyr ibnwsu ]

gi-aan anjan gur dee-aa agi-aan anDhayr binaas.

The Guru has given the healing ointment of spiritual wisdom, and dispelled the darkness of ignorance.

hir ikrpw qy sMq ByitAw nwnk min prgwsu ]1]

har kirpaa tay sant bhayti-aa naanak man pargaas. ||1||

By the Lord's Grace, I have met the Saint; O Nanak, my mind is enlightened. ||1||

AstpdI ]



sMqsMig AMqir pRBu fITw ]

satsang antar parabh deethaa.

In the Society of the Saints, I see God deep within my being.

nwmu pRBU kw lwgw mITw ]

naam parabhoo kaa laagaa meethaa.

God's Name is sweet to me.

sgl simgRI eyksu Gt mwih ]

sagal samagree aykas ghat maahi.

All things are contained in the Heart of the One,

Aink rMg nwnw idRstwih ]

anik rang naanaa daristaahi.

although they appear in so many various colors.

nau iniD AMimRqu pRB kw nwmu ]

na-o niDh amrit parabh kaa naam.

The nine treasures are in the Ambrosial Name of God.

dyhI mih ies kw ibsRwmu ]

dayhee meh is kaa bisraam.

Within the human body is its place of rest.

suMn smwiD Anhq qh nwd ]

sunn samaaDh anhat tah naad.

The Deepest Samaadhi, and the unstruck sound current of the Naad are there.

khnu n jweI Acrj ibsmwd ]

kahan na jaa-ee achraj bismaad.

The wonder and marvel of it cannot be described.

iqin dyiKAw ijsu Awip idKwey ]

tin daykhi-aa jis aap dikhaa-ay.

He alone sees it, unto whom God Himself reveals it.

nwnk iqsu jn soJI pwey ]1]

naanak tis jan sojhee paa-ay. ||1||

O Nanak, that humble being understands. ||1||

so AMqir so bwhir Anµq ]

so antar so baahar anant.

The Infinite Lord is inside, and outside as well.

Git Git ibAwip rihAw BgvMq ]

ghat ghat bi-aap rahi-aa bhagvant.

Deep within each and every heart, the Lord God is pervading.

Drin mwih Awkws pieAwl ]

Dharan maahi aakaas pa-i-aal.

In the earth, in the Akaashic ethers, and in the nether regions of the underworld

srb lok pUrn pRiqpwl ]

sarab lok pooran partipaal.

- in all worlds, He is the Perfect Cherisher.

bin iqin prbiq hY pwrbRhmu ]

ban tin parbat hai paarbarahm.

In the forests, fields and mountains, He is the Supreme Lord God.

jYsI AwigAw qYsw krmu ]

jaisee aagi-aa taisaa karam.

As He orders, so do His creatures act.

paux pwxI bYsMqr mwih ]

pa-un paanee baisantar maahi.

He permeates the winds and the waters.

cwir kuMt dh idsy smwih ]

chaar kunt dah disay samaahi.

He is pervading in the four corners and in the ten directions.

iqs qy iBMn nhI ko Twau ]

tis tay bhinn nahee ko thaa-o.

Without Him, there is no place at all.

gur pRswid nwnk suKu pwau ]2]

gur parsaad naanak sukh paa-o. ||2||

By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, peace is obtained. ||2||

byd purwn isMimRiq mih dyKu ]

bayd puraan simrit meh daykh.

See Him in the Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees.

ssIAr sUr nK´qR mih eyku ]

sasee-ar soor nakh-yatar meh ayk.

In the moon, the sun and the stars, He is the One.

bwxI pRB kI sBu ko bolY ]

banee parabh kee sabh ko bolai.

The Bani of God's Word is spoken by everyone.

Awip Afolu n kbhU folY ]

aap adol na kabhoo dolai.

He Himself is unwavering - He never wavers.

srb klw kir KylY Kyl ]

sarab kalaa kar khaylai khayl.

With absolute power, He plays His play.

moil n pweIAY guxh Amol ]

mol na paa-ee-ai gunah amol.

His value cannot be estimated; His virtues are invaluable.

srb joiq mih jw kI joiq ]

sarab jot meh jaa kee jot.

In all light, is His Light.

Dwir rihE suAwmI Eiq poiq ]

Dhaar rahi-o su-aamee ot pot.

The Lord and Master supports the weave of the fabric of the universe.

gur prswid Brm kw nwsu ]

gur parsaad bharam kaa naas.

By Guru's Grace, doubt is dispelled.

nwnk iqn mih eyhu ibswsu ]3]

naanak tin meh ayhu bisaas. ||3||

O Nanak, this faith is firmly implanted within. ||3||

sMq jnw kw pyKnu sBu bRhm ]

sant janaa kaa paykhan sabh barahm.

In the eye of the Saint, everything is God.

sMq jnw kY ihrdY siB Drm ]

sant janaa kai hirdai sabh Dharam.

In the heart of the Saint, everything is Dharma.

sMq jnw sunih suB bcn ]

sant janaa suneh subh bachan.

The Saint hears words of goodness.

srb ibAwpI rwm sMig rcn ]

sarab bi-aapee raam sang rachan.

He is absorbed in the All-pervading Lord.

ijin jwqw iqs kI ieh rhq ]

jin jaataa tis kee ih rahat.

This is the way of life of one who knows God.

siq bcn swDU siB khq ]

sat bachan saaDhoo sabh kahat.

True are all the words spoken by the Holy.

jo jo hoie soeI suKu mwnY ]

jo jo ho-ay so-ee sukh maanai.

Whatever happens, he peacefully accepts.

krn krwvnhwru pRBu jwnY ]

karan karaavanhaar parabh jaanai.

He knows God as the Doer, the Cause of causes.

AMqir bsy bwhir BI EhI ]

antar basay baahar bhee ohee.

He dwells inside, and outside as well.

nwnk drsnu dyiK sB mohI ]4]

naanak darsan daykh sabh mohee. ||4||

O Nanak, beholding the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, all are fascinated. ||4||

Awip siq kIAw sBu siq ]

aap sat kee-aa sabh sat.

He Himself is True, and all that He has made is True.

iqsu pRB qy sglI auqpiq ]

tis parabh tay saglee utpat.

The entire creation came from God.

iqsu BwvY qw kry ibsQwru ]

tis bhaavai taa karay bisthaar.

As it pleases Him, He creates the expanse.

iqsu BwvY qw eykMkwru ]

tis bhaavai taa aykankaar.

As it pleases Him, He becomes the One and Only again.

Aink klw lKI nh jwie ]

anik kalaa lakhee nah jaa-ay.

His powers are so numerous, they cannot be known.

ijsu BwvY iqsu ley imlwie ]

jis bhaavai tis la-ay milaa-ay.

As it pleases Him, He merges us into Himself again.

kvn inkit kvn khIAY dUir ]

kavan nikat kavan kahee-ai door.

Who is near, and who is far away?

Awpy Awip Awp BrpUir ]

aapay aap aap bharpoor.

He Himself is Himself pervading everywhere.

AMqrgiq ijsu Awip jnwey ]

antargat jis aap janaa-ay.

One whom God causes to know that He is within the heart

nwnk iqsu jn Awip buJwey ]5]

naanak tis jan aap bujhaa-ay. ||5||

- O Nanak, He causes that person to understand Him. ||5||

srb BUq Awip vrqwrw ]

sarab bhoot aap vartaaraa.

In all forms, He Himself is pervading.

srb nYn Awip pyKnhwrw ]

sarab nain aap paykhanhaaraa.

Through all eyes, He Himself is watching.

sgl smgRI jw kw qnw ]

sagal samagree jaa kaa tanaa.

All the creation is His Body.

Awpn jsu Awp hI sunw ]

aapan jas aap hee sunaa.

He Himself listens to His Own Praise.

Awvn jwnu ieku Kylu bnwieAw ]

aavan jaan ik khayl banaa-i-aa.

The One has created the drama of coming and going.

AwigAwkwrI kInI mwieAw ]

aagi-aakaaree keenee maa-i-aa.

He made Maya subservient to His Will.

sB kY miD Ailpqo rhY ]

sabh kai maDh alipato rahai.

In the midst of all, He remains unattached.

jo ikCu khxw su Awpy khY ]

jo kichh kahnaa so aapay kahai.

Whatever is said, He Himself says.

AwigAw AwvY AwigAw jwie ]

aagi-aa aavai aagi-aa jaa-ay.

By His Will we come, and by His Will we go.

nwnk jw BwvY qw ley smwie ]6]

naanak jaa bhaavai taa la-ay samaa-ay. ||6||

O Nanak, when it pleases Him, then He absorbs us into Himself. ||6||

ies qy hoie su nwhI burw ]

is tay ho-ay so naahee buraa.

If it comes from Him, it cannot be bad.

ErY khhu iknY kCu krw ]

orai kahhu kinai kachh karaa.

Other than Him, who can do anything?

Awip Blw krqUiq Aiq nIkI ]

aap bhalaa kartoot at neekee.

He Himself is good; His actions are the very best.

Awpy jwnY Apny jI kI ]

aapay jaanai apnay jee kee.

He Himself knows His Own Being.

Awip swcu DwrI sB swcu ]

aap saach Dhaaree sabh saach.

He Himself is True, and all that He has established is True.

Eiq poiq Awpn sMig rwcu ]

ot pot aapan sang raach.

Through and through, He is blended with His creation.

qw kI giq imiq khI n jwie ]

taa kee gat mit kahee na jaa-ay.

His state and extent cannot be described.

dUsr hoie q soJI pwie ]

doosar ho-ay ta sojhee paa-ay.

If there were another like Him, then only he could understand Him.

iqs kw kIAw sBu prvwnu ]

tis kaa kee-aa sabh parvaan.

His actions are all approved and accepted.

gur pRswid nwnk iehu jwnu ]7]

gur parsaad naanak ih jaan. ||7||

By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, this is known. ||7||

jo jwnY iqsu sdw suKu hoie ]

jo jaanai tis sadaa sukh ho-ay.

One who knows Him, obtains everlasting peace.

Awip imlwie ley pRBu soie ]

aap milaa-ay la-ay parabh so-ay.

God blends that one into Himself.

Ehu DnvMqu kulvMqu piqvMqu ]

oh Dhanvant kulvant pativant.

He is wealth and prosperous, and of noble birth.

jIvn mukiq ijsu irdY BgvMqu ]

jeevan mukat jis ridai bhagvant.

He is Jivan Mukta - liberated while yet alive; the Lord God abides in his heart.

DMnu DMnu DMnu jnu AwieAw ]

Dhan Dhan Dhan jan aa-i-aa.

Blessed, blessed, blessed is the coming of that humble being;

ijsu pRswid sBu jgqu qrwieAw ]

jis parsaad sabh jagat taraa-i-aa.

by his grace, the whole world is saved.

jn Awvn kw iehY suAwau ]

jan aavan kaa ihai su-aa-o.

This is his purpose in life;

jn kY sMig iciq AwvY nwau ]

jan kai sang chit aavai naa-o.

in the Company of this humble servant, the Lord's Name comes to mind.

Awip mukqu mukqu krY sMswru ]

aap mukat mukat karai sansaar.

He Himself is liberated, and He liberates the universe.

nwnk iqsu jn kau sdw nmskwru ]8]23]

naanak tis jan ka-o sadaa namaskaar. ||8||23||

O Nanak, to that humble servant, I bow in reverence forever. ||8||23||

sloku ]



pUrw pRBu AwrwiDAw pUrw jw kw nwau ]

pooraa parabh aaraaDhi-aa pooraa jaa kaa naa-o.

I worship and adore the Perfect Lord God. Perfect is His Name.

nwnk pUrw pwieAw pUry ky gun gwau ]1]

naanak pooraa paa-i-aa pooray kay gun gaa-o. ||1||

O Nanak, I have obtained the Perfect One; I sing the Glorious Praises of the Perfect Lord. ||1||

AstpdI ]



pUry gur kw suin aupdysu ]

pooray gur kaa sun updays.

Listen to the Teachings of the Perfect Guru;

pwrbRhmu inkit kir pyKu ]

paarbarahm nikat kar paykh.

see the Supreme Lord God near you.

swis swis ismrhu goibMd ]

saas saas simrahu gobind.

With each and every breath, meditate in remembrance on the Lord of the Universe,

mn AMqr kI auqrY icMd ]

man antar kee utrai chind.

and the anxiety within your mind shall depart.

Aws Ainq iqAwghu qrMg ]

aas anit ti-aagahu tarang.

Abandon the waves of fleeting desire,

sMq jnw kI DUir mn mMg ]

sant janaa kee Dhoor man mang.

and pray for the dust of the feet of the Saints.

Awpu Coif bynqI krhu ]

aap chhod bayntee karahu.

Renounce your selfishness and conceit and offer your prayers.

swDsMig Agin swgru qrhu ]

saaDhsang agan saagar tarahu.

In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, cross over the ocean of fire.

hir Dn ky Bir lyhu BMfwr ]

har Dhan kay bhar layho bhandaar.

Fill your stores with the wealth of the Lord.

nwnk gur pUry nmskwr ]1]

naanak gur pooray namaskaar. ||1||

Nanak bows in humility and reverence to the Perfect Guru. ||1||

Kym kusl shj Awnµd ]

khaym kusal sahj aanand.

Happiness, intuitive peace, poise and bliss

swDsMig Bju prmwnµd ]

saaDhsang bhaj parmaanand.

- in the Company of the Holy, meditate on the Lord of supreme bliss.

nrk invwir auDwrhu jIau ]

narak nivaar uDhaarahu jee-o.

You shall be spared from hell - save your soul!

gun goibMd AMimRq rsu pIau ]

gun gobind amrit ras pee-o.

Drink in the ambrosial essence of the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe.

iciq icqvhu nwrwiex eyk ]

chit chitvahu naaraa-in ayk.

Focus your consciousness on the One, the All-pervading Lord

eyk rUp jw ky rMg Anyk ]

ayk roop jaa kay rang anayk.

- He has One Form, but He has many manifestations.

gopwl dwmodr dIn dieAwl ]

gopaal daamodar deen da-i-aal.

Sustainer of the Universe, Lord of the world, Kind to the poor,

duK BMjn pUrn ikrpwl ]

dukh bhanjan pooran kirpaal.

Destroyer of sorrow, perfectly Merciful.

ismir ismir nwmu bwrM bwr ]

simar simar naam baaraN baar.

Meditate, meditate in remembrance on the Naam, again and again.

nwnk jIA kw iehY ADwr ]2]

naanak jee-a kaa ihai aDhaar. ||2||

O Nanak, it is the Support of the soul. ||2||

auqm slok swD ky bcn ]

utam salok saaDh kay bachan.

The most sublime hymns are the Words of the Holy.

AmulIk lwl eyih rqn ]

amuleek laal ayhi ratan.

These are priceless rubies and gems.

sunq kmwvq hoq auDwr ]

sunat kamaavat hot uDhaar.

One who listens and acts on them is saved.

Awip qrY lokh insqwr ]

aap tarai lokah nistaar.

He himself swims across, and saves others as well.

sPl jIvnu sPlu qw kw sMgu ]

safal jeevan safal taa kaa sang.

His life is prosperous, and his company is fruitful;

jw kY min lwgw hir rMgu ]

jaa kai man laagaa har rang.

his mind is imbued with the love of the Lord.

jY jY sbdu Anwhdu vwjY ]

jai jai sabad anaahad vaajai.

Hail, hail to him, for whom the sound current of the Shabad vibrates.

suin suin And kry pRBu gwjY ]

sun sun anad karay parabh gaajai.

Hearing it again and again, he is in bliss, proclaiming God's Praises.

pRgty gupwl mhWq kY mwQy ]

pargatay gupaal mahaaN

t kai maathay.

The Lord radiates from the foreheads of the Holy.

nwnk auDry iqn kY swQy ]3]

naanak uDhray tin kai saathay. ||3||

Nanak is saved in their company. ||3||

srin jogu suin srnI Awey ]

saran jog sun sarnee aa-ay.

Hearing that He can give Sanctuary, I have come seeking His Sanctuary.

kir ikrpw pRB Awp imlwey ]

kar kirpaa parabh aap milaa-ay.

Bestowing His Mercy, God has blended me with Himself.

imit gey bYr Bey sB ryn ]

mit ga-ay bair bha-ay sabh rayn.

Hatred is gone, and I have become the dust of all.

AMimRq nwmu swDsMig lYn ]

amrit naam saaDhsang lain.

I have received the Ambrosial Naam in the Company of the Holy.

supRsMn Bey gurdyv ]

suparsan bha-ay gurdayv.

The Divine Guru is perfectly pleased;

pUrn hoeI syvk kI syv ]

pooran ho-ee sayvak kee sayv.

the service of His servant has been rewarded.

Awl jMjwl ibkwr qy rhqy ]

aal janjaal bikaar tay rahtay.

I have been released from worldly entanglements and corruption,

rwm nwm suin rsnw khqy ]

raam naam sun rasnaa kahtay.

hearing the Lord's Name and chanting it with my tongue.

kir pRswdu dieAw pRiB DwrI ]

kar parsaad da-i-aa parabh Dhaaree.

By His Grace, God has bestowed His Mercy.

nwnk inbhI Kyp hmwrI ]4]

naanak nibhee khayp hamaaree. ||4||

O Nanak, my merchandise has arrived save and sound. ||4||

pRB kI ausqiq krhu sMq mIq ]

parabh kee ustat karahu sant meet.

Sing the Praises of God, O Saints, O friends,

swvDwn eykwgr cIq ]

saavDhaan aykaagar cheet.

with total concentration and one-pointedness of mind.

suKmnI shj goibMd gun nwm ]

sukhmanee sahj gobind gun naam.

Sukhmani is the peaceful ease, the Glory of God, the Naam.

ijsu min bsY su hoq inDwn ]

jis man basai so hot niDhaan.

When it abides in the mind, one becomes wealthy.

srb ieCw qw kI pUrn hoie ]

sarab ichhaa taa kee pooran ho-ay.

All desires are fulfilled.

pRDwn purKu pRgtu sB loie ]

parDhaan purakh pargat sabh lo-ay.

One becomes the most respected person, famous all over the world.

sB qy aUc pwey AsQwnu ]

sabh tay ooch paa-ay asthaan.

He obtains the highest place of all.

bhuir n hovY Awvn jwnu ]

bahur na hovai aavan jaan.

He does not come and go in reincarnation any longer.

hir Dnu Kwit clY jnu soie ]

har Dhan khaat chalai jan so-ay.

One who departs, after earning the wealth of the Lord's Name,

nwnk ijsih prwpiq hoie ]5]

naanak jisahi paraapat ho-ay. ||5||

O Nanak, realizes it. ||5||

Kym sWiq iriD nv iniD ]

khaym saaNt riDh nav niDh.

Comfort, peace and tranquility, wealth and the nine treasures;

buiD igAwnu srb qh isiD ]

buDh gi-aan sarab tah siDh.

wisdom, knowledge, and all spiritual powers;

ibidAw qpu jogu pRB iDAwnu ]

bidi-aa tap jog parabh Dhi-aan.

learning, penance, Yoga and meditation on God;

igAwnu sRyst aUqm iesnwnu ]

gi-aan saraysat ootam isnaan.

The most sublime wisdom and purifying baths;

cwir pdwrQ kml pRgws ]

chaar padaarath kamal pargaas.

the four cardinal blessings, the opening of the heart-lotus;

sB kY miD sgl qy audws ]

sabh kai maDh sagal tay udaas.

in the midst of all, and yet detached from all;

suMdru cquru qq kw byqw ]

sundar chatur tat kaa baytaa.

beauty, intelligence, and the realization of reality;

smdrsI eyk idRstyqw ]

samadrasee ayk daristaytaa.

to look impartially upon all, and to see only the One

ieh Pl iqsu jn kY muiK Bny ] gur nwnk nwm bcn min suny ]6]

ih fal tis jan kai mukh bhanay. gur naanak naam bachan man sunay. ||6||

- these blessings come to one who, through Guru Nanak, chants the Naam with his mouth, and hears the

Word with his ears. ||6||

iehu inDwnu jpY min koie ]

ih niDhaan japai man ko-ay.

One who chants this treasure in his mind

sB jug mih qw kI giq hoie ]

sabh jug meh taa kee gat ho-ay.

- in every age, he attains salvation.

gux goibMd nwm Duin bwxI ]

gun gobind naam Dhun banee.

In it is the Glory of God, the Naam, the chanting of Gurbani.

isimRiq swsqR byd bKwxI ]

simrit saastar bayd bakhaanee.

The Simritees, the Shaastras and the Vedas speak of it.

sgl mqWq kyvl hir nwm ]

sagal mataaNt kayval har naam.

The essence of all religion is the Lord's Name alone.

goibMd Bgq kY min ibsRwm ]

gobind bhagat kai man bisraam.

It abides in the minds of the devotees of God.

koit ApRwD swDsMig imtY ]

kot apraaDh saaDhsang mitai.

Millions of sins are erased, in the Company of the Holy.

sMq ik®pw qy jm qy CutY ]

sant kirpaa tay jam tay chhutai.

By the Grace of the Saint, one escapes the Messenger of Death.

jw kY msqik krm pRiB pwey ]

jaa kai mastak karam parabh paa-ay.

Those, who have such pre-ordained destiny on their foreheads,

swD srix nwnk qy Awey ]7]

saaDh saran naanak tay aa-ay. ||7||

O Nanak, enter the Sanctuary of the Saints. ||7||

ijsu min bsY sunY lwie pRIiq ]

jis man basai sunai laa-ay pareet.

One, within whose mind it abides, and who listens to it with love

iqsu jn AwvY hir pRBu cIiq ]

tis jan aavai har parabh cheet.

- that humble person consciously remembers the Lord God.

jnm mrn qw kw dUKu invwrY ]

janam maran taa kaa dookh nivaarai.

The pains of birth and death are removed.

dulB dyh qqkwl auDwrY ]

dulabh dayh tatkaal uDhaarai.

The human body, so difficult to obtain, is instantly redeemed.

inrml soBw AMimRq qw kI bwnI ]

nirmal sobhaa amrit taa kee baanee.

Spotlessly pure is his reputation, and ambrosial is his speech.

eyku nwmu mn mwih smwnI ]

ayk naam man maahi samaanee.

The One Name permeates his mind.

dUK rog ibnsy BY Brm ]

dookh rog binsay bhai bharam.

Sorrow, sickness, fear and doubt depart.

swD nwm inrml qw ky krm ]

saaDh naam nirmal taa kay karam.

He is called a Holy person; his actions are immaculate and pure.

sB qy aUc qw kI soBw bnI ]

sabh tay ooch taa kee sobhaa banee.

His glory becomes the highest of all.

nwnk ieh guix nwmu suKmnI ]8]24]

naanak ih gun naam sukhmanee. ||8||24||

O Nanak, by these Glorious Virtues, this is named Sukhmani, Peace of mind. ||8||24||