Honor and good sense are lost, when one forgets the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 4 || The self-willed manmukh is lured
by another mans wife. The noose is around his neck, and he is entangled in petty conflicts. The Gurmukh is emancipated,
singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 5 || The lonely widow gives her body to a stranger; but without her husband, she
is never satisfied. || 6 || You may read, recite and study the scriptures, the Simritees, Vedas and Puraanas; but without
being imbued with the Lords essence, the mind wanders endlessly. || 7 || As the sparrow-hawk thirsts longingly for the drop
of rain, and as the fish delights in the water, Nanak is satisfied by the sublime essence of the Lord. || 8 || 11 || GAUREE,
FIRST MEHL: One who dies in stubbornness shall not be approved, even though he may wear religious robes and smear his
body all over with ashes. Forgetting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, he comes to regret and repent in the end. || 1 ||
Believe in the Dear Lord, and you shall find peace of mind. Forgetting the Naam, you shall have to endure the pain of death.
|| 1 || Pause || The smell of musk, sandalwood and camphor, and the intoxication of Maya, takes one far away from the
state of supreme dignity. Forgetting the Naam, one becomes the most false of all the false. || 2 || Lances and swords,
marching bands, thrones and the salutes of others only increase his desire; he is engrossed in sexual desire. Without seeking
the Lord, neither devotional worship nor the Naam are obtained. || 3 || Union with God is not obtained by arguments and
egotism. But by offering your mind, the comfort of the Naam is obtained. In the love of duality and ignorance, you shall suffer.
|| 4 || Without money, you cannot buy anything in the store. Without a boat, you cannot cross over the ocean. Without
serving the Guru, everything is lost. || 5 || Waaho! Waaho! Hail, hail, to the one who shows us the Way. Waaho! Waaho!
Hail, hail, to the one who teaches the Word of the Shabad. Waaho! Waaho! Hail, hail, to the one who unites me in the
Lords Union. || 6 || Waaho! Waaho! Hail, hail, to the one who is the Keeper of this soul. Through the Word of the Gurus
Shabad, contemplate this Ambrosial Nectar. The Glorious Greatness of the Naam is bestowed according to the Pleasure of Your
Will. || 7 || Without the Naam, how can I live, O mother? Night and day, I chant it; I remain in the Protection of Your
Sanctuary. O Nanak, attuned to the Naam, honor is attained. || 8 || 12 || GAUREE, FIRST MEHL: Acting in egotism, the
Lord is not known, even by wearing religious robes. How rare is that Gurmukh, who surrenders his mind in devotional worship.
|| 1 || By actions done in egotism, selfishness and conceit, the True Lord is not obtained. But when egotism departs, then the
state of supreme dignity is obtained. || 1 || Pause || The kings act in egotism, and undertake all sorts of expeditions. But
through their egotism, they are ruined; they die, only to be reborn over and over again. || 2 || Egotism is overcome only by
contemplating the Word of the Gurus Shabad. One who restrains his fickle mind subdues the five passions. || 3 || With the
True Lord deep within the self, the Celestial Mansion is intuitively found. Understanding the Sovereign Lord, the state of
supreme dignity is obtained. || 4 || The Guru dispels the doubts of those whose actions are true. They focus their attention
on the Home of the Fearless Lord. || 5 || Those who act in egotism, selfishness and conceit die; what do they gain? Those
who meet the Perfect Guru are rid of all conflicts. || 6 || Whatever exists, is in reality nothing.
Obtaining spiritual wisdom from the Guru, I sing the Glories of God. || 7 || Egotism binds people in bondage, and causes
them to wander around lost. O Nanak, peace is obtained through devotional worship of the Lord. || 8 || 13 || GAUREE,
FIRST MEHL: First, Brahma entered the house of Death. Brahma entered the lotus, and searched the nether regions, but he
did not find the end of it. He did not accept the Lords Order he was deluded by doubt. || 1 || Whoever is created, shall
be destroyed by Death. But I am protected by the Lord; I contemplate the Word of the Gurus Shabad. || 1 || Pause || All
the gods and goddesses are enticed by Maya. Death cannot be avoided, without serving the Guru. That Lord is Imperishable,
Invisible and Inscrutable. || 2 || The sultans, emperors and kings shall not remain. Forgetting the Name, they shall endure
the pain of death. My only Support is the Naam, the Name of the Lord; as He keeps me, I survive. || 3 || The leaders and
kings shall not remain. The bankers shall die, after accumulating their wealth and money. Grant me, O Lord, the wealth of
Your Ambrosial Naam. || 4 || The people, rulers, leaders and chiefs none of them shall be able to remain in the world.
Death is inevitable; it strikes the heads of the false. || 5 || Only the One Lord, the Truest of the True, is permanent. He who
created and fashioned everything, shall destroy it. One who becomes Gurmukh and meditates on the Lord is honored. || 6 ||
The Qazis, Shaykhs and Fakeers in religious robes call themselves great; but through their egotism, their bodies are suffering
in pain. Death does not spare them, without the Support of the True Guru. || 7 || The trap of Death is hanging over their
tongues and eyes. Death is over their ears, when they hear talk of evil. Without the Shabad, they are plundered, day and
night. || 8 || Death cannot touch those whose hearts are filled with the True Name of the Lord, and who sing the Glories of
God. O Nanak, the Gurmukh is absorbed in the Word of the Shabad. || 9 || 14 || GAUREE, FIRST MEHL: They speak the
Truth not an iota of falsehood. The Gurmukhs walk in the Way of the Lords Command. They remain unattached, in the
Sanctuary of the True Lord. || 1 || They dwell in their true home, and Death does not touch them. The self-willed manmukhs
come and go, in the pain of emotional attachment. || 1 || Pause || So, drink deeply of this Nectar, and speak the Unspoken
Speech. Dwelling in the home of your own being within, you shall find the home of intuitive peace. One who is imbued with the
Lords sublime essence, is said to experience this peace. || 2 || Following the Gurus Teachings, one becomes perfectly
stable, and never wavers. Following the Gurus Teachings, one intuitively chants the Name of the True Lord. Drinking in this
Ambrosial Nectar, and churning it, the essential reality is discerned. || 3 || Beholding the True Guru, I have received His
Teachings. I have offered my mind and body, after searching deep within my own being. I have come to realize the value of
understanding my own soul. || 4 || The Naam, the Name of the Immaculate Lord, is the most excellent and sublime food.
The pure swan-souls see the True Light of the Infinite Lord. Wherever I look, I see the One and Only Lord. || 5 || One who
remains pure and unblemished and practices only true deeds, obtains the supreme status, serving at the Gurus Feet. The
mind is reconciliated with the mind, and the egos wandering ways come to an end. || 6 || In this way, who who has not
The Lords Praises have saved His Saints and devotees. I have found God I am not searching for any other. || 7 || The
Guru has shown me the unseen Mansion of the True Lord. His Mansion is eternal and unchanging; it is not a mere reflection of
Maya. Through truth and contentment, doubt is dispelled. || 8 || That person, within whose mind the True Lord dwells in
his company, one becomes Gurmukh. O Nanak, the True Name washes off the pollution. || 9 || 15 || GAUREE, FIRST MEHL:
One whose consciousness is permeated with the Lords Name receive the blessing of his darshan in the early light of dawn.
|| 1 || If you do not meditate on the Lord, it is your own misfortune. In each and every age, the Great Giver is my Lord God.
|| 1 || Pause || Following the Gurus Teachings, the perfect humble beings meditate on the Lord. Within their hearts, the
unstruck melody vibrates. || 2 || Those who worship the Lord and love the Lord showering His Mercy, God protects them.
|| 3 || Those whose hearts are filled with the Lord, Har, Har gazing upon the blessed vision of their darshan, peace is
obtained. || 4 || Among all beings, the One Lord is pervading. The eogtistical, self-willed manmukhs wander in reincarnation.
|| 5 || They alone understand, who have found the True Guru. Subduing their ego, they receive the Word of the Gurus
Shabad. || 6 || How can anyone know of the Union between the being below and the Supreme Being above? The Gurmukhs
obtain this Union; their minds are reconciliated. || 7 || I am a worthless sinner, without merit. What merit do I have? When
God showers His Mercy, servant Nanak is emancipated. || 8 || 16 || SIXTEEN ASHTAPADEES OF GWAARAYREE GAUREE ||
GAUREE BAIRAAGAN, FIRST MEHL:
RACE OF THE
As the dairy farmer watches over and protects his cows, so does the Lord cherish and protect us, night and day. He blesses the
soul with peace. || 1 || Please protect me here and hereafter, O Lord, Merciful to the meek. I seek Your Sanctuary; please
bless me with Your Glance of Grace. || 1 || Pause || Wherever I look, there You are. Save me, O Savior Lord! You are the
Giver, and You are the Enjoyer; You are the Support of the breath of life. || 2 || According to the karma of past actions,
people descend to the depths or rise to the heights, unless they contemplate spiritual wisdom. Without the Praises of the Lord
of the Universe, the darkness is not dispelled. || 3 || I have seen the world being destroyed by greed and egotism. Only by
serving the Guru is God obtained, and the true gate of liberation found. || 4 || The Mansion of the Infinite Lords Presence is
within the home of ones own being. He is beyond any boundaries. Without the Word of the Shabad, nothing shall endure.
Through understanding, peace is obtained. || 5 || What have you brought, and what will you take away, when you are
caught by the noose of Death? Like the bucket tied to the rope in the well, you are pulled up to the Akaashic Ethers, and then
lowered down to the nether regions of the underworld. || 6 || Follow the Gurus Teachings, and do not forget the Naam, the
Name of the Lord; you shall automatically obtain honor. Deep within the self is the treasure of the Shabad; it is obtained only
by eradicating selfishness and conceit. || 7 || When God bestows His Glance of Grace, people settle in the Lap of the
O Nanak, this Union cannot be broken; the true profit is obtained. || 8 || 1 || 17 || GAUREE, FIRST MEHL: By Gurus Grace,
one comes to understand, and then, the account is settled. In each and every heart is the Name of the Immaculate Lord; He is
my Lord and Master. || 1 || Without the Word of the Gurus Shabad, no one is emancipated. See this, and reflect upon it.
Even though you may perform hundreds of thousands of rituals, without the Guru, there is only darkness. || 1 || Pause ||
What can you say, to one who is blind and without wisdom? Without the Guru, the Path cannot be seen. How can anyone
proceed? || 2 || He calls the counterfeit genuine, and does not know the value of the genuine. The blind man is known as an
appraiser; this Dark Age of Kali Yuga is so strange! || 3 || The sleeper is said to be awake, and those who are awake are like
sleepers. The living are said to be dead, and no one mourns for those who have died. || 4 || One who is coming is said to be
going, and one who is gone is said to have come. That which belongs to others, he calls his own, but he has no liking for that
which is his. || 5 || That which is sweet is said to be bitter, and the bitter is said to be sweet. One who is imbued with the
Lords Love is slandered his is what I have seen in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga. || 6 || He serves the maid, and does not
see his Lord and Master. Churning the water in the pond, no butter is produced. || 7 || One who understands the meaning of
this verse is my Guru. O Nanak, one who knows his own self, is infinite and incomparable. || 8 || He Himself is All-pervading;
He Himself misleads the people. By Gurus Grace, one comes to understand, that God is contained in all. || 9 || 2 || 18 ||
RAAG GAUREE GWAARAYREE, THIRD MEHL, ASHTAPADEES:
RACE OF THE
The pollution of the mind is the love of duality. Deluded by doubt, people come and go in reincarnation. || 1 || The pollution
of the self-willed manmukhs will never go away, as long as they do not dwell on the Shabad, and the Name of the Lord. || 1 ||
Pause || All the created beings are contaminated by emotional attachment; they die and are reborn, only to die over and
over again. || 2 || Fire, air and water are polluted. The food which is eaten is polluted. || 3 || The actions of those who do
not worship the Lord are polluted. Attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the mind becomes immaculate. || 4 ||
Serving the True Guru, pollution is eradicated, and then, one does not suffer death and rebirth, or get devoured by death. || 5
|| You may study and examine the Shaastras and the Simritees, but without the Name, no one is liberated. || 6 ||
Throughout the four ages, the Naam is the ultimate; reflect upon the Word of the Shabad. In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, only
the Gurmukhs cross over. || 7 || The True Lord does not die; He does not come or go. O Nanak, the Gurmukh remains
absorbed in the Lord. || 8 || 1 || GAUREE, THIRD MEHL: Selfless service is the support of the breath of life of the Gurmukh.
Keep the Dear Lord enshrined in your heart. The Gurmukh is honored in the Court of the True Lord. || 1 || O Pandit, O
religious scholar, read about the Lord, and renounce your corrupt ways. The Gurmukh crosses over the terrifying world-ocean.
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