Vaaran Bhai Gurdas Ji

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ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
ik oankaar satigur prasaad |

One Oankar,the primal energy, realized through the grace of divine preceptor

ਪਉੜੀ ੧
paurree 1

ਨਿਰਾਧਾਰ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰੁ ਨ ਅਲਖੁ ਲਖਾਇਆ ।
niraadhaar nirankaar na alakh lakhaaeaa |

The formless Lord who is without any anchor and is imperceptible, has not made himself fully known to anyone.

ਹੋਆ ਏਕੰਕਾਰੁ ਆਪੁ ਉਪਾਇਆ ।
hoaa ekankaar aap upaaeaa |

From unembodiment He assumed the form by himself and becoming Oankar

ਓਅੰਕਾਰਿ ਅਕਾਰੁ ਚਲਿਤੁ ਰਚਾਇਆ ।
oankaar akaar chalit rachaaeaa |

He created infinite wondrous forms.

ਸਚੁ ਨਾਉ ਕਰਤਾਰੁ ਬਿਰਦੁ ਸਦਾਇਆ ।
sach naau karataar birad sadaaeaa |

In the form of the true name (ndm) and becoming the creator, He came to be known as the protector of His own reputation.

ਸਚਾ ਪਰਵਦਗਾਰੁ ਤ੍ਰੈ ਗੁਣ ਮਾਇਆ ।
sachaa paravadagaar trai gun maaeaa |

Through three dimensional maya He nourishes one and all.

ਸਿਰਠੀ ਸਿਰਜਣਹਾਰੁ ਲੇਖੁ ਲਿਖਾਇਆ ।
siratthee sirajanahaar lekh likhaaeaa |

He is the creator of the cosmos and prescribes its destiny.

ਸਭਸੈ ਦੇ ਆਧਾਰੁ ਨ ਤੋਲਿ ਤੁਲਾਇਆ ।
sabhasai de aadhaar na tol tulaaeaa |

He is the basis of all, the incomparable One.

ਲਖਿਆ ਥਿਤਿ ਨ ਵਾਰੁ ਨ ਮਾਹੁ ਜਣਾਇਆ ।
lakhiaa thit na vaar na maahu janaaeaa |

None has ever disclosed the date, the day and month (of creation).

ਵੇਦ ਕਤੇਬ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ਨ ਆਖਿ ਸੁਣਾਇਆ ।੧।
ved kateb veechaar na aakh sunaaeaa |1|

Even the Vedas and other scriptures could not fully explain His thoughts.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨
paurree 2

ਨਿਰਾਲੰਬੁ ਨਿਰਬਾਣੁ ਬਾਣੁ ਚਲਾਇਆ ।
niraalanb nirabaan baan chalaaeaa |

Who without any props, and uncontrolled by habit has created behavioural patterns?

ਉਡੈ ਹੰਸ ਉਚਾਣ ਕਿਨਿ ਪਹੁਚਾਇਆ ।
auddai hans uchaan kin pahuchaaeaa |

How the swan reaches the heights of sky?

ਖੰਭੀ ਚੋਜ ਵਿਡਾਣੁ ਆਣਿ ਮਿਲਾਇਆ ।
khanbhee choj viddaan aan milaaeaa |

Wondrous is the mystery of wings which made the swan to soar at such heights.

ਧ੍ਰੂ ਚੜਿਆ ਅਸਮਾਣਿ ਨ ਟਲੈ ਟਲਾਇਆ ।
dhraoo charriaa asamaan na ttalai ttalaaeaa |

How did Dhruv in the form of immovable star mount the sky?

ਮਿਲੈ ਨਿਮਾਣੈ ਮਾਣੁ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਇਆ ।
milai nimaanai maan aap gavaaeaa |

It is a mystery how a humble eschewing ego acquires honour in life.

ਦਰਗਹ ਪਤਿ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਧਿਆਇਆ ।੨।
daragah pat paravaan guramukh dhiaaeaa |2|

Only the gurmukh who has meditated upon Lord is accepted in His court.

ਪਉੜੀ ੩
paurree 3

ਓੜਕੁ ਓੜਕੁ ਭਾਲਿ ਨ ਓੜਕੁ ਪਾਇਆ ।
orrak orrak bhaal na orrak paaeaa |

In order to know Him, people put in extreme efforts but could not know His extant.

ਓੜਕੁ ਭਾਲਣਿ ਗਏ ਸਿ ਫੇਰ ਨ ਆਇਆ ।
orrak bhaalan ge si fer na aaeaa |

Those who went out to know His bounds could never return.

ਓੜਕੁ ਲਖ ਕਰੋੜਿ ਭਰਮਿ ਭੁਲਾਇਆ ।
orrak lakh karorr bharam bhulaaeaa |

To know Him, myriads of people have remained wandering in illusions.

ਆਦੁ ਵਡਾ ਵਿਸਮਾਦੁ ਨ ਅੰਤੁ ਸੁਣਾਇਆ ।
aad vaddaa visamaad na ant sunaaeaa |

That primeval Lord is the grand wonder whose mystery cannot be understood by mere listening.

ਹਾਥਿ ਨ ਪਾਰਾਵਾਰੁ ਲਹਰੀ ਛਾਇਆ ।
haath na paaraavaar laharee chhaaeaa |

His waves, shades etc are limitless.

ਇਕੁ ਕਵਾਉ ਪਸਾਉ ਨ ਅਲਖੁ ਲਖਾਇਆ ।
eik kavaau pasaau na alakh lakhaaeaa |

The imperceptible Lord who has created all through His single vibration cannot be perceived.

ਕਾਦਰੁ ਨੋ ਕੁਰਬਾਣੁ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਮਾਇਆ ।
kaadar no kurabaan kudarat maaeaa |

I am sacrifice unto that creator, whose maya is this creation.

ਆਪੇ ਜਾਣੈ ਆਪੁ ਗੁਰਿ ਸਮਝਾਇਆ ।੩।
aape jaanai aap gur samajhaaeaa |3|

The Guru has made me understand that God alone knows about His own self (none else can know Him).

ਪਉੜੀ ੪
paurree 4

ਸਚਾ ਸਿਰਜਣਿਹਾਰੁ ਸਚਿ ਸਮਾਇਆ ।
sachaa sirajanihaar sach samaaeaa |

The true Creator as the Truth is pervading one and all.

ਸਚਹੁ ਪਉਣੁ ਉਪਾਇ ਘਟਿ ਘਟਿ ਛਾਇਆ ।
sachahu paun upaae ghatt ghatt chhaaeaa |

Out of Truth He created air and (in the form of vital air) is residing in all

ਪਵਣਹੁ ਪਾਣੀ ਸਾਜਿ ਸੀਸੁ ਨਿਵਾਇਆ ।
pavanahu paanee saaj sees nivaaeaa |

From air was created water which always remains humble i.e. it. always moves down wards.

ਤੁਲਹਾ ਧਰਤਿ ਬਣਾਇ ਨੀਰ ਤਰਾਇਆ ।
tulahaa dharat banaae neer taraaeaa |

Earth as a raft is made to float on water.

ਨੀਰਹੁ ਉਪਜੀ ਅਗਿ ਵਣਖੰਡੁ ਛਾਇਆ ।
neerahu upajee ag vanakhandd chhaaeaa |

From water emerged fire which spread throughout the whole vegetation.

ਅਗੀ ਹੋਦੀ ਬਿਰਖੁ ਸੁਫਲ ਫਲਾਇਆ ।
agee hodee birakh sufal falaaeaa |

By virtue of this very fire (heat) the trees became. full of fruits

ਪਉਣੁ ਪਾਣੀ ਬੈਸੰਤਰੁ ਮੇਲਿ ਮਿਲਾਇਆ ।
paun paanee baisantar mel milaaeaa |

In this way, air, water and fire were integrated under the order of that primaeval Lord

ਆਦਿ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਆਦੇਸੁ ਖੇਲੁ ਰਚਾਇਆ ।੪।
aad purakh aades khel rachaaeaa |4|

And thus was this game of creation arranged.

ਪਉੜੀ ੫
paurree 5

ਕੇਵਡੁ ਆਖਾ ਸਚੁ ਸਚੇ ਭਾਇਆ ।
kevadd aakhaa sach sache bhaaeaa |

Flow great is the'truth that it is liked by that true One (God).

ਕੇਵਡੁ ਹੋਆ ਪਉਣੁ ਫਿਰੈ ਚਉਵਾਇਆ ।
kevadd hoaa paun firai chauvaaeaa |

How vast is the air that moves in all the four directions.

ਚੰਦਣ ਵਾਸੁ ਨਿਵਾਸੁ ਬਿਰਖ ਬੋਹਾਇਆ ।
chandan vaas nivaas birakh bohaaeaa |

Fragrance is placed in sandal which makes other trees also fragrant.

ਖਹਿ ਖਹਿ ਵੰਸੁ ਗਵਾਇ ਵਾਂਸੁ ਜਲਾਇਆ ।
kheh kheh vans gavaae vaans jalaaeaa |

Bamboos burn by their own friction and destroy their own abode.

ਸਿਵ ਸਕਤੀ ਸਹਲੰਗੁ ਅੰਗੁ ਜਣਾਇਆ ।
siv sakatee sahalang ang janaaeaa |

The forms of the bodies have become visible y the association of Siva and Sakti.

ਕੋਇਲ ਕਾਉ ਨਿਆਉ ਬਚਨ ਸੁਣਾਇਆ ।
koeil kaau niaau bachan sunaaeaa |

One distinguishes between the cuckoo and the crow by listening to their voice.

ਖਾਣੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਚਾਰਿ ਸਾਹ ਗਣਾਇਆ ।
khaanee baanee chaar saah ganaaeaa |

He created the four life-mines and endowed them worthy speech and judiciously gifted breaths.

ਪੰਜਿ ਸਬਦ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ਨੀਸਾਣੁ ਬਜਾਇਆ ।੫।
panj sabad paravaan neesaan bajaaeaa |5|

He made the A's accept the five gross varieties of the (subtle) unstuck Word and thus on the beat of drum He pronounced His supremacy over all.

ਪਉੜੀ ੬
paurree 6

ਰਾਗ ਨਾਦ ਸੰਬਾਦ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਚੇਤਾਇਆ ।
raag naad sanbaad giaan chetaaeaa |

Music, melody, dialogue and knowledge make man a conscious being.

ਨਉ ਦਰਵਾਜੇ ਸਾਧਿ ਸਾਧੁ ਸਦਾਇਆ ।
nau daravaaje saadh saadh sadaaeaa |

By disciplining the nine gates of the body one is called a sadhu.

ਵੀਹ ਇਕੀਹ ਉਲੰਘਿ ਨਿਜ ਘਰਿ ਆਇਆ ।
veeh ikeeh ulangh nij ghar aaeaa |

Transcending the worldy illusions he stabilizes within his self.

ਪੂਰਕ ਕੁੰਭਕ ਰੇਚਕ ਤ੍ਰਾਟਕ ਧਾਇਆ ।
poorak kunbhak rechak traattak dhaaeaa |

Prior to this, he was running after various practices of hath yoga,

ਨਿਉਲੀ ਕਰਮ ਭੁਯੰਗੁ ਆਸਣ ਲਾਇਆ ।
niaulee karam bhuyang aasan laaeaa |

Such as the rechak, purak, kumbhak, tratak, nyolrand bhujarig asan.

ਇੜਾ ਪਿੰਗੁਲਾ ਝਾਗ ਸੁਖਮਨਿ ਛਾਇਆ ।
eirraa pingulaa jhaag sukhaman chhaaeaa |

He practised different processes of breathing like ire', pirigala and susumna.

ਖੇਚਰ ਭੂਚਰ ਚਾਚਰ ਸਾਧਿ ਸਧਾਇਆ ।
khechar bhoochar chaachar saadh sadhaaeaa |

He perfected their khechari and chachari postures.

ਸਾਧ ਅਗੋਚਰ ਖੇਲੁ ਉਨਮਨਿ ਆਇਆ ।੬।
saadh agochar khel unaman aaeaa |6|

Through such mysterious sport he establishes himself in the equipoise.

ਪਉੜੀ ੭
paurree 7

ਤ੍ਰੈ ਸਤੁ ਅੰਗੁਲ ਲੈ ਮਨੁ ਪਵਣੁ ਮਿਲਾਇਆ ।
trai sat angul lai man pavan milaaeaa |

The breath going ten fingers out the mind is associated with the vital air the practice is completed.

ਸੋਹੰ ਸਹਜਿ ਸੁਭਾਇ ਅਲਖ ਲਖਾਇਆ ।
sohan sahaj subhaae alakh lakhaaeaa |

The imperceptible soham (I am He) is ualised in equipoise.

ਨਿਝਰਿ ਧਾਰਿ ਚੁਆਇ ਅਪਿਉ ਪੀਆਇਆ ।
nijhar dhaar chuaae apiau peeaeaa |

In this state of equipoise, the rare drink of ever-wing cascade is quaffed.

ਅਨਹਦ ਧੁਨਿ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਇ ਨਾਦ ਵਜਾਇਆ ।
anahad dhun liv laae naad vajaaeaa |

Getting absorbed in the unstruck melody a mysterious sound is heard.

ਅਜਪਾ ਜਾਪੁ ਜਪਾਇ ਸੁੰਨ ਸਮਾਇਆ ।
ajapaa jaap japaae sun samaaeaa |

Through silent prayer, one merges in the Suny (Lord)

ਸੁੰਨਿ ਸਮਾਧਿ ਸਮਾਇ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਇਆ ।
sun samaadh samaae aap gavaaeaa |

And in that perfect mental tranquillity egoism is done away with.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪਿਰਮੁ ਚਖਾਇ ਨਿਜ ਘਰੁ ਛਾਇਆ ।
guramukh piram chakhaae nij ghar chhaaeaa |

The gurmukhs drink from the cup of love and establish themselves in their own real self.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖਿ ਸੰਧਿ ਮਿਲਾਇ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਾਇਆ ।੭।
gurasikh sandh milaae pooraa paaeaa |7|

Meeting the Guru, the Sikh achieves the perfect completeness.

ਪਉੜੀ ੮
paurree 8

ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਜਗਾਇ ਦੀਵਾ ਬਾਲਿਆ ।
jotee jot jagaae deevaa baaliaa |

As the lamp is lit from the flame of another lamp;

ਚੰਦਨ ਵਾਸੁ ਨਿਵਾਸੁ ਵਣਸਪਤਿ ਫਾਲਿਆ ।
chandan vaas nivaas vanasapat faaliaa |

As sandal's fragrance makes the whole vegetation fragrant

ਸਲਲੈ ਸਲਲਿ ਸੰਜੋਗੁ ਤ੍ਰਿਬੇਣੀ ਚਾਲਿਆ ।
salalai salal sanjog tribenee chaaliaa |

As the water mixing with water acquires the status of trivevi(the confluence of three rivers - Gatiga; Yamuna and Sarasvati);

ਪਵਣੈ ਪਵਣੁ ਸਮਾਇ ਅਨਹਦੁ ਭਾਲਿਆ ।
pavanai pavan samaae anahad bhaaliaa |

As air after meeting the vital air becomes unstruck melody;

ਹੀਰੈ ਹੀਰਾ ਬੇਧਿ ਪਰੋਇ ਦਿਖਾਲਿਆ ।
heerai heeraa bedh paroe dikhaaliaa |

As a diamond being perforated by another diamond gets stringed into a necklace;

ਪਥਰੁ ਪਾਰਸੁ ਹੋਇ ਪਾਰਸੁ ਪਾਲਿਆ ।
pathar paaras hoe paaras paaliaa |

A stone by becoming the philosopher's stone performs its feat and

ਅਨਲ ਪੰਖਿ ਪੁਤੁ ਹੋਇ ਪਿਤਾ ਸਮ੍ਹਾਲਿਆ ।
anal pankh put hoe pitaa samhaaliaa |

As an anil bird getting birth in the sky promotes the work of its father;

ਬ੍ਰਹਮੈ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਮਿਲਾਇ ਸਹਜਿ ਸੁਖਾਲਿਆ ।੮।
brahamai braham milaae sahaj sukhaaliaa |8|

Likewise the Guru making the Sikh meet the Lord establishes him in the equipoise.

ਪਉੜੀ ੯
paurree 9

ਕੇਵਡੁ ਇਕੁ ਕਵਾਉ ਪਸਾਉ ਕਰਾਇਆ ।
kevadd ik kavaau pasaau karaaeaa |

How great is His one vibration which has created the whole expanse of the world!

ਕੇਵਡੁ ਕੰਡਾ ਤੋਲੁ ਤੋਲਿ ਤੁਲਾਇਆ ।
kevadd kanddaa tol tol tulaaeaa |

How big is His weighing hook that it has sustained the whole creation!

ਕਰਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੰਡ ਕਰੋੜਿ ਕਵਾਉ ਵਧਾਇਆ ।
kar brahamandd karorr kavaau vadhaaeaa |

Creating crores of universes He has spread around His power of speech.

ਲਖ ਲਖ ਧਰਤਿ ਅਗਾਸਿ ਅਧਰ ਧਰਾਇਆ ।
lakh lakh dharat agaas adhar dharaaeaa |

Lakhs of earths and skies He kept hanging without support.

ਪਉਣੁ ਪਾਣੀ ਬੈਸੰਤਰੁ ਲਖ ਉਪਾਇਆ ।
paun paanee baisantar lakh upaaeaa |

Million types of airs, waters and fires He created.

ਲਖ ਚਉਰਾਸੀਹ ਜੋਨਿ ਖੇਲੁ ਰਚਾਇਆ ।
lakh chauraaseeh jon khel rachaaeaa |

He created the game of eighty four lakhs of species.

ਜੋਨਿ ਜੋਨਿ ਜੀਅ ਜੰਤ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ।
jon jon jeea jant ant na paaeaa |

No end is known of the creatures of even one species.

ਸਿਰਿ ਸਿਰਿ ਲੇਖੁ ਲਿਖਾਇ ਅਲੇਖੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ।੯।
sir sir lekh likhaae alekh dhiaaeaa |9|

He has engraved writ on the forehead of all so that they all meditate upon the Lord who is beyond writ.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੦
paurree 10

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸਚਾ ਨਾਉ ਆਖਿ ਸੁਣਾਇਆ ।
satigur sachaa naau aakh sunaaeaa |

The true Guru has recited (to the disciples) the true name.

ਗੁਰ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਸਚੁ ਥਾਉ ਧਿਆਨੁ ਧਰਾਇਆ ।
gur moorat sach thaau dhiaan dharaaeaa |

Gurmurati,the word of the Guru is the real object to meditate upon.

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਅਸਰਾਉ ਸਚਿ ਸੁਹਾਇਆ ।
saadhasangat asaraau sach suhaaeaa |

The holy congregation is such a refuge where the truth adorns the place.

ਦਰਗਹ ਸਚੁ ਨਿਆਉ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਚਲਾਇਆ ।
daragah sach niaau hukam chalaaeaa |

In the court of the true justice, the order of the Lord prevails.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਚੁ ਗਿਰਾਉ ਸਬਦ ਵਸਾਇਆ ।
guramukh sach giraau sabad vasaaeaa |

The village (abode) of the Gurmukhs is the truth which has been habitated with the Word (Sabad).

ਮਿਟਿਆ ਗਰਬੁ ਗੁਆਉ ਗਰੀਬੀ ਛਾਇਆ ।
mittiaa garab guaau gareebee chhaaeaa |

The ego is decimated there and the (pleasure giving) shade of humility is obtained there.

ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਸਚੁ ਹਿਆਉ ਅਜਰੁ ਜਰਾਇਆ ।
guramat sach hiaau ajar jaraaeaa |

Through the wisdom of Guru (Gurmati) the unbearable truth is instilled into the heart.

ਤਿਸੁ ਬਲਿਹਾਰੈ ਜਾਉ ਸੁ ਭਾਣਾ ਭਾਇਆ ।੧੦।
tis balihaarai jaau su bhaanaa bhaaeaa |10|

I am sacrifice unto him who loves the Will of the Lord.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੧
paurree 11

ਸਚੀ ਖਸਮ ਰਜਾਇ ਭਾਣਾ ਭਾਵਣਾ ।
sachee khasam rajaae bhaanaa bhaavanaa |

Gurmukhs accept the will of that Lord as truth and they love His will.

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪੈਰੀ ਪਾਇ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਵਣਾ ।
satigur pairee paae aap gavaavanaa |

Bowing at the feet of the true Guru, they shed their sense of ego.

ਗੁਰ ਚੇਲਾ ਪਰਚਾਇ ਮਨੁ ਪਤੀਆਵਣਾ ।
gur chelaa parachaae man pateeaavanaa |

As disciples, they please the Guru and the heart of the Gum becomes happy.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਹਜਿ ਸੁਭਾਇ ਨ ਅਲਖ ਲਖਾਵਣਾ ।
guramukh sahaj subhaae na alakh lakhaavanaa |

The gurmukh realises the imperceptible Lord spontaneously.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਤਿਲ ਨ ਤਮਾਇ ਕਾਰ ਕਮਾਵਣਾ ।
gurasikh til na tamaae kaar kamaavanaa |

The Sikh of Guru has no greed at all and he earns his livelihood by the labour of his hands.

ਸਬਦ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਇ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਮਨਾਵਣਾ ।
sabad surat liv laae hukam manaavanaa |

Merging his consciousness into the word he obeys the commands of the Lord.

ਵੀਹ ਇਕੀਹ ਲੰਘਾਇ ਨਿਜ ਘਰਿ ਜਾਵਣਾ ।
veeh ikeeh langhaae nij ghar jaavanaa |

Crossing beyond the worldly illusions he abides in his own real self.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲ ਪਾਇ ਸਹਜਿ ਸਮਾਵਣਾ ।੧੧।
guramukh sukh fal paae sahaj samaavanaa |11|

This way, the gurmukhs having attained the pleasure fruit absorb themselves in equipoise.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੨
paurree 12

ਇਕੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਇਕੁ ਸਿਖੁ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜਾਣਿਆ ।
eik guroo ik sikh guramukh jaaniaa |

Gurmukhs knew very well about the one Guru (Nanak) and one disciple (Guru Angad).

ਗੁਰ ਚੇਲਾ ਗੁਰ ਸਿਖੁ ਸਚਿ ਸਮਾਣਿਆ ।
gur chelaa gur sikh sach samaaniaa |

By becoming the true Sikh of the Guru, this disciple virtually merged himself into the latter.

ਸੋ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸੋ ਸਿਖੁ ਸਬਦੁ ਵਖਾਣਿਆ ।
so satigur so sikh sabad vakhaaniaa |

The true Guru and the disciple were identical (in spirit) and their Word was also one.

ਅਚਰਜ ਭੂਰ ਭਵਿਖ ਸਚੁ ਸੁਹਾਣਿਆ ।
acharaj bhoor bhavikh sach suhaaniaa |

This is the wonder of the past and the future that they (both) loved the truth.

ਲੇਖੁ ਅਲੇਖੁ ਅਲਿਖੁ ਮਾਣੁ ਨਿਮਾਣਿਆ ।
lekh alekh alikh maan nimaaniaa |

They were beyond all accounts and were honour of the humble ones.

ਸਮਸਰਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਵਿਖੁ ਨ ਆਵਣ ਜਾਣਿਆ ।
samasar amrit vikh na aavan jaaniaa |

For them, the nectar and poison were the same and they had got liberated from the cycle of transmigration

ਨੀਸਾਣਾ ਹੋਇ ਲਿਖੁ ਹਦ ਨੀਸਾਣਿਆ ।
neesaanaa hoe likh had neesaaniaa |

Recorded as the model of special virtues, they are known as the extremely honourable ones.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖਹੁ ਗੁਰ ਸਿਖੁ ਹੋਇ ਹੈਰਾਣਿਆ ।੧੨।
gurasikhahu gur sikh hoe hairaaniaa |12|

The wonderful fact is that the sikh of the Guru became the Guru.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੩
paurree 13

ਪਿਰਮ ਪਿਆਲਾ ਪੂਰਿ ਅਪਿਓ ਪੀਆਵਣਾ ।
piram piaalaa poor apio peeaavanaa |

Gurmukhs drink the unbearable Cup of love filled to the brims and being in the presence of the all;

ਮਹਰਮੁ ਹਕੁ ਹਜੂਰਿ ਅਲਖੁ ਲਖਾਵਣਾ ।
maharam hak hajoor alakh lakhaavanaa |

Pervading Lord they perceive the imperceptible.

ਘਟ ਅਵਘਟ ਭਰਪੂਰਿ ਰਿਦੈ ਸਮਾਵਣਾ ।
ghatt avaghatt bharapoor ridai samaavanaa |

The one who resides in all hearts is dwelling in their hearts.

ਬੀਅਹੁ ਹੋਇ ਅੰਗੂਰੁ ਸੁਫਲਿ ਸਮਾਵਣਾ ।
beeahu hoe angoor sufal samaavanaa |

The love creeper of their's has become full of fruits as the seedling of grape turns out to be fruitful vine.

ਬਾਵਨ ਹੋਇ ਠਰੂਰ ਮਹਿ ਮਹਿਕਾਵਣਾ ।
baavan hoe ttharoor meh mahikaavanaa |

Becoming sandal, they provide coolness to one and all.

ਚੰਦਨ ਚੰਦ ਕਪੂਰ ਮੇਲਿ ਮਿਲਾਵਣਾ ।
chandan chand kapoor mel milaavanaa |

Their cool is like the coolness of sandal, moon, and camphor.

ਸਸੀਅਰ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸੂਰ ਤਪਤਿ ਬੁਝਾਵਣਾ ।
saseear andar soor tapat bujhaavanaa |

Associating the sun (rajas) with the moon (sattv) they assuage its heat.

ਚਰਣ ਕਵਲ ਦੀ ਧੂਰਿ ਮਸਤਕਿ ਲਾਵਣਾ ।
charan kaval dee dhoor masatak laavanaa |

They put on their forehead the dust of the lotus feet

ਕਾਰਣ ਲਖ ਅੰਕੂਰ ਕਰਣੁ ਕਰਾਵਣਾ ।
kaaran lakh ankoor karan karaavanaa |

And come to know the creator as the root cause of all the causes.

ਵਜਨਿ ਅਨਹਦ ਤੂਰ ਜੋਤਿ ਜਗਾਵਣਾ ।੧੩।
vajan anahad toor jot jagaavanaa |13|

When flame (of knowledge) flashes in their heart, the unstruck melody starts ringing.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੪
paurree 14

ਇਕੁ ਕਵਾਉ ਅਤੋਲੁ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਜਾਣੀਐ ।
eik kavaau atol kudarat jaaneeai |

The power of the one vibration of the Lord transcends all limits.

ਓਅੰਕਾਰੁ ਅਬੋਲੁ ਚੋਜ ਵਿਡਾਣੀਐ ।
oankaar abol choj viddaaneeai |

The wonder and power of Oankft is indescribable.

ਲਖ ਦਰੀਆਵ ਅਲੋਲੁ ਪਾਣੀ ਆਣੀਐ ।
lakh dareeaav alol paanee aaneeai |

It is with His support that millions of rivers carrying life water go on flowing.

ਹੀਰੇ ਲਾਲ ਅਮੋਲੁ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਜਾਣੀਐ ।
heere laal amol gurasikh jaaneeai |

In His creation, the gurmukhs are known as invaluable diamonds and rubies

ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਅਚਲ ਅਡੋਲ ਪਤਿ ਪਰਵਾਣੀਐ ।
guramat achal addol pat paravaaneeai |

And they remain steadfast in gurmati and are accepted with honour in the court of the Lord.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪੰਥੁ ਨਿਰੋਲੁ ਸਚੁ ਸੁਹਾਣੀਐ ।
guramukh panth nirol sach suhaaneeai |

The path of the gurmukhs is straight and clear and they reflect the truth.

ਸਾਇਰ ਲਖ ਢੰਢੋਲ ਸਬਦੁ ਨੀਸਾਣੀਐ ।
saaeir lakh dtandtol sabad neesaaneeai |

Myriad poets desire to know the mystery of His Word.

ਚਰਣ ਕਵਲ ਰਜ ਘੋਲਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਵਾਣੀਐ ।
charan kaval raj ghol amrit vaaneeai |

The gurmukhs have quaffed the dust of the feet of Gum like amrit.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪੀਤਾ ਰਜਿ ਅਕਥ ਕਹਾਣੀਐ ।੧੪।
guramukh peetaa raj akath kahaaneeai |14|

This tale is also ineffable.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੫
paurree 15

ਕਾਦਰੁ ਨੋ ਕੁਰਬਾਣੁ ਕੀਮ ਨ ਜਾਣੀਐ ।
kaadar no kurabaan keem na jaaneeai |

I am sacrifice unto that creator whose value cannot be estimated.

ਕੇਵਡੁ ਵਡਾ ਹਾਣੁ ਆਖਿ ਵਖਾਣੀਐ ।
kevadd vaddaa haan aakh vakhaaneeai |

How could anybody tell how old is He?

ਕੇਵਡੁ ਆਖਾ ਤਾਣੁ ਮਾਣੁ ਨਿਮਾਣੀਐ ।
kevadd aakhaa taan maan nimaaneeai |

What could I tell about the powers of theLord who enhances the honour of the humble ones.

ਲਖ ਜਿਮੀ ਅਸਮਾਣੁ ਤਿਲੁ ਨ ਤੁਲਾਣੀਐ ।
lakh jimee asamaan til na tulaaneeai |

Myriads of earths and skies are not equal to an iota of His.

ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਲਖ ਜਹਾਨੁ ਹੋਇ ਹੈਰਾਣੀਐ ।
kudarat lakh jahaan hoe hairaaneeai |

Millions of universes are wonderstruck to see His power.

ਸੁਲਤਾਨਾ ਸੁਲਤਾਨ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਨੀਸਾਣੀਐ ।
sulataanaa sulataan hukam neesaaneeai |

He is king of the kings and His ordinance is obvious.

ਲਖ ਸਾਇਰ ਨੈਸਾਣ ਬੂੰਦ ਸਮਾਣੀਐ ।
lakh saaeir naisaan boond samaaneeai |

Millions of oceans subsume in His one drop.

ਕੂੜ ਅਖਾਣ ਵਖਾਣ ਅਕਥ ਕਹਾਣੀਐ ।੧੫।
koorr akhaan vakhaan akath kahaaneeai |15|

Explanations and elaborations pertaining to Him are incomplete (and fake) because His story is ineffable.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੬
paurree 16

ਚਲਣੁ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਰਜਾਇ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜਾਣਿਆ ।
chalan hukam rajaae guramukh jaaniaa |

Gurmukhs know well how to move according to the command, hukam of the Lord.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪੰਥਿ ਚਲਾਇ ਚਲਣੁ ਭਾਣਿਆ ।
guramukh panth chalaae chalan bhaaniaa |

Gurmukh has ordained that community (panth), who moves in the will of Lord.

ਸਿਦਕੁ ਸਬੂਰੀ ਪਾਇ ਕਰਿ ਸੁਕਰਾਣਿਆ ।
sidak sabooree paae kar sukaraaniaa |

Becoming contented and true to faith they gratefully thank the Lord.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਅਲਖੁ ਲਖਾਇ ਚੋਜ ਵਿਡਾਣਿਆ ।
guramukh alakh lakhaae choj viddaaniaa |

Gurmukhs perceive His wondrous sport.

ਵਰਤਣ ਬਾਲ ਸੁਭਾਇ ਆਦਿ ਵਖਾਣਿਆ ।
varatan baal subhaae aad vakhaaniaa |

They behave innocently like children and eulogize the primaeval Lord.

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਇ ਸਚੁ ਸੁਹਾਣਿਆ ।
saadhasangat liv laae sach suhaaniaa |

They merge their consciousness in the holy congregation and truth do they love.

ਜੀਵਨ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਕਰਾਇ ਸਬਦੁ ਸਿਞਾਣਿਆ ।
jeevan mukat karaae sabad siyaaniaa |

Identifying the word they get liberated and

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਇ ਆਪੁ ਪਛਾਣਿਆ ।੧੬।
guramukh aap gavaae aap pachhaaniaa |16|

Loosing their sense of ego they perceive their inner selves.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੭
paurree 17

ਅਬਿਗਤਿ ਗਤਿ ਅਸਗਾਹ ਆਖਿ ਵਖਾਣੀਐ ।
abigat gat asagaah aakh vakhaaneeai |

The dynamism of the Guru is unmanifest and unfathomable.

ਗਹਰਿ ਗੰਭੀਰ ਅਥਾਹ ਹਾਥਿ ਨ ਆਣੀਐ ।
gahar ganbheer athaah haath na aaneeai |

It is so deep and sublime that its extent cannot be known.

ਬੂੰਦ ਲਖ ਪਰਵਾਹ ਹੁਲੜਵਾਣੀਐ ।
boond lakh paravaah hularravaaneeai |

As from each drop become many tumultuous rivulets,

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਿਫਤਿ ਸਲਾਹ ਅਕਥ ਕਹਾਣੀਐ ।
guramukh sifat salaah akath kahaaneeai |

Likewise the ever-growing glory of gurmukhs becomes ineffable.

ਪਾਰਾਵਾਰੁ ਨ ਰਾਹੁ ਬਿਅੰਤੁ ਸੁਹਾਣੀਐ ।
paaraavaar na raahu biant suhaaneeai |

His shores near and far cannot be known and He is adorned in infinite ways.

ਲਉਬਾਲੀ ਦਰਗਾਹ ਨ ਆਵਣ ਜਾਣੀਐ ।
laubaalee daragaah na aavan jaaneeai |

The comings and goings cease after entering the court of the Lord i.e. one becomes liberated from the bondage of transmigration.

ਵਡਾ ਵੇਪਰਵਾਹੁ ਤਾਣੁ ਨਿਤਾਣੀਐ ।
vaddaa veparavaahu taan nitaaneeai |

The true Guru is totally carefree yet He is the power of the powerless ones.

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸਚੇ ਵਾਹੁ ਹੋਇ ਹੈਰਾਣੀਐ ।੧੭।
satigur sache vaahu hoe hairaaneeai |17|

Blessed is the true Guru, seeing whom all feel wonderstruck

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੮
paurree 18

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਸਚ ਖੰਡੁ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜਾਈਐ ।
saadhasangat sach khandd guramukh jaaeeai |

Holy congregation is the abode of truth where gurmukhs go to reside.

ਸਚੁ ਨਾਉ ਬਲਵੰਡੁ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਧਿਆਈਐ ।
sach naau balavandd guramukh dhiaaeeai |

Gurmukhs adore the grand and powerful true name (of the Lord).

ਪਰਮ ਜੋਤਿ ਪਰਚੰਡੁ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਜਗਾਈਐ ।
param jot parachandd jugat jagaaeeai |

There skillfully they enhance their inner flame (of knowledge).

ਸੋਧਿ ਡਿਠਾ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੰਡੁ ਲਵੈ ਨ ਲਾਈਐ ।
sodh dditthaa brahamandd lavai na laaeeai |

Having seen the whole universe I have found that none reaches His grandeur.

ਤਿਸੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਜਮ ਡੰਡੁ ਸਰਣਿ ਸਮਾਈਐ ।
tis naahee jam ddandd saran samaaeeai |

He who has come to the shelter of the holy congregation has no longer the fear of death.

ਘੋਰ ਪਾਪ ਕਰਿ ਖੰਡੁ ਨਰਕਿ ਨ ਪਾਈਐ ।
ghor paap kar khandd narak na paaeeai |

Even the horrible sins are decimated and one escapes going to the hell.

ਚਾਵਲ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਵੰਡੁ ਉਬਰਿ ਜਾਈਐ ।
chaaval andar vandd ubar jaaeeai |

As the rice comes out of husk, similarly whosoever goes to the holy congregation gets liberated.

ਸਚਹੁ ਸਚੁ ਅਖੰਡੁ ਕੂੜੁ ਛੁਡਾਈਐ ।੧੮।
sachahu sach akhandd koorr chhuddaaeeai |18|

There, homogenous truth prevails and falsehood remains far behind.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੯
paurree 19

ਗੁਰਸਿਖਾ ਸਾਬਾਸ ਜਨਮੁ ਸਵਾਰਿਆ ।
gurasikhaa saabaas janam savaariaa |

Bravo to the Sikhs of Gum who have refined their lives.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖਾਂ ਰਹਰਾਸਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਪਿਆਰਿਆ ।
gurasikhaan raharaas guroo piaariaa |

The right living of the Sikhs of the Guru is that they love the Guru.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਾਸਿ ਗਿਰਾਸਿ ਨਾਉ ਚਿਤਾਰਿਆ ।
guramukh saas giraas naau chitaariaa |

Gurumukhs remember the name of the Lord with every breath and every morsel.

ਮਾਇਆ ਵਿਚਿ ਉਦਾਸੁ ਗਰਬੁ ਨਿਵਾਰਿਆ ।
maaeaa vich udaas garab nivaariaa |

Epudiating pride they remain detached amidst maya.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਦਾਸਨਿ ਦਾਸ ਸੇਵ ਸੁਚਾਰਿਆ ।
guramukh daasan daas sev suchaariaa |

Gurmukhs consider hemselves as the servant of the servants and service only is their true conduct.

ਵਰਤਨਿ ਆਸ ਨਿਰਾਸ ਸਬਦੁ ਵੀਚਾਰਿਆ ।
varatan aas niraas sabad veechaariaa |

Pondering upon the Word, they remain neutral towards hopes.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਹਜਿ ਨਿਵਾਸੁ ਮਨ ਹਠ ਮਾਰਿਆ ।
guramukh sahaj nivaas man hatth maariaa |

Eschewing stubbornness of mind, gurmukhs reside in equipoise.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਮਨਿ ਪਰਗਾਸੁ ਪਤਿਤ ਉਧਾਰਿਆ ।੧੯।
guramukh man paragaas patit udhaariaa |19|

Enlightened of gurmukhs salvages many a fallen one.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੦
paurree 20

ਗੁਰਸਿਖਾ ਜੈਕਾਰੁ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪਾਇਆ ।
gurasikhaa jaikaar satigur paaeaa |

Those gurmukhs are acclaimed who have found the true Guru.

ਪਰਵਾਰੈ ਸਾਧਾਰੁ ਸਬਦੁ ਕਮਾਇਆ ।
paravaarai saadhaar sabad kamaaeaa |

Practising the Word, they have emancipated their whole families.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਚੁ ਆਚਾਰੁ ਭਾਣਾ ਭਾਇਆ ।
guramukh sach aachaar bhaanaa bhaaeaa |

Gurmukhs have the Will of God and they work according to the truth.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਮੋਖ ਦੁਆਰੁ ਆਪ ਗਵਾਇਆ ।
guramukh mokh duaar aap gavaaeaa |

Eschewing ego, they obtain the door of liberation.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪਰਉਪਕਾਰ ਮਨੁ ਸਮਝਾਇਆ ।
guramukh praupakaar man samajhaaeaa |

The gurmukhs have made the mind understand the principle of altruism.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਚੁ ਆਧਾਰੁ ਸਚਿ ਸਮਾਇਆ ।
guramukh sach aadhaar sach samaaeaa |

The base of gurmukhs is truth and they (finally) get absorbd into truth.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਾ ਲੋਕਾਰੁ ਲੇਪੁ ਨ ਲਾਇਆ ।
guramukhaa lokaar lep na laaeaa |

Gurmukhs are not scared of public opinion

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਏਕੰਕਾਰੁ ਅਲਖੁ ਲਖਾਇਆ ।੨੦।
guramukh ekankaar alakh lakhaaeaa |20|

And this way they visualise that imperceptible Lord.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੧
paurree 21

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਸੀਅਰ ਜੋਤਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਵਰਸਣਾ ।
guramukh saseear jot amrit varasanaa |

Touching the philosopher's stone in the form of gurmukh all the eight metals transform into gold i.e. all the people become pure.

ਅਸਟ ਧਾਤੁ ਇਕ ਧਾਤੁ ਪਾਰਸੁ ਪਰਸਣਾ ।
asatt dhaat ik dhaat paaras parasanaa |

Like the fragrance of sandal they permeate all the trees i.e. they adopt one and all as their own.

ਚੰਦਨ ਵਾਸੁ ਨਿਵਾਸੁ ਬਿਰਖ ਸੁਦਰਸਣਾ ।
chandan vaas nivaas birakh sudarasanaa |

They are like Ganges in which all the rivers and rivulets merge and become full of vitality.

ਗੰਗ ਤਰੰਗ ਮਿਲਾਪੁ ਨਦੀਆਂ ਸਰਸਣਾ ।
gang tarang milaap nadeean sarasanaa |

Gurmukhs re the swans of Manasamvar who are not perturbed by other cravings.

ਮਾਨਸਰੋਵਰ ਹੰਸ ਨ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਤਰਸਣਾ ।
maanasarovar hans na trisanaa tarasanaa |

The Sikhs of the Guru are the paramharisas, the swans of the highest order

ਪਰਮ ਹੰਸ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਦਰਸ ਅਦਰਸਣਾ ।
param hans gurasikh daras adarasanaa |

So do not mix up with ordinary ones and their sight is not easily available.

ਚਰਣ ਸਰਣ ਗੁਰਦੇਵ ਪਰਸ ਅਪਰਸਣਾ ।
charan saran guradev paras aparasanaa |

Craving reposed in the shelter of Guru, even the so called untouchables become honourable.

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਸਚ ਖੰਡੁ ਅਮਰ ਨ ਮਰਸਣਾ ।੨੧।੨੨। ਬਾਈ ।
saadhasangat sach khandd amar na marasanaa |21|22| baaee |

The company of the holy, forms the regime of Truth everlasing.


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