Without the Lord, who has found peace? Reflect upon this in your mind, and see.
Read about the Lord, understand the Lord, and enshrine love for the Lord.
Chant the Lord's Name, and meditate on the Lord; hold tight to the Support of the Name of the Lord. ||51||
The inscription inscribed by the Creator Lord cannot be erased, O my companions.
He who created the universe, in His Mercy, installs His Feet within us.
Glorious greatness rests in the Hands of the Creator; reflect upon the Guru, and understand this.
This inscription cannot be challenged. As it pleases You, You care for me.
By Your Glance of Grace, I have found peace; O Nanak, reflect upon the Shabad.
The self-willed manmukhs are confused; they rot away and die. Only by reflecting upon the Guru can they be saved.
What can anyone say, about that Primal Lord, who cannot be seen?
I am a sacrifice to my Guru, who has revealed Him to me, within my own heart. ||52||
That Pandit, that religious scholar, is said to be well-educated, if he contemplates knowledge with intuitive ease.
Considering his knowledge, he finds the essence of reality, and lovingly focuses his attention on the Name of the Lord.
The self-willed manmukh sells his knowledge; he earns poison, and eats poison.
The fool does not think of the Word of the Shabad. He has no understanding, no comprehension. ||53||
That Pandit is called Gurmukh, who imparts understanding to his students.
Contemplate the Naam, the Name of the Lord; gather in the Naam, and earn the true profit in this world.
With the true notebook of the true mind, study the most sublime Word of the Shabad.
O Nanak, he alone is learned, and he alone is a wise Pandit, who wears the necklace of the Lord's Name. ||54||1||