Vaaran Bhai Gurdas Ji

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ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
ik oankaar satigur prasaad |

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

ਪਉੜੀ ੧
paurree 1

ਸਤਿ ਰੂਪ ਗੁਰੁ ਦਰਸਨੋ ਪੂਰਨ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਅਚਰਜੁ ਦਿਖਾਇਆ ।
sat roop gur darasano pooran braham acharaj dikhaaeaa |

The glimpse of the Guru (Nanak Dev) is in the form of truth which has brought me face to face with the perfect and wondrous

ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਪਰਮੇਸਰੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ।
sat naam karataa purakh paarabraham paramesar dhiaaeaa |

Bestowing upon the people the mantra of true Name and the creator Lord, he has made the people remember the transcendent B

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸਬਦ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਸਚੁ ਅਨਹਦ ਧੁਨਿ ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਸੁਣਾਇਆ ।
satigur sabad giaan sach anahad dhun visamaad sunaaeaa |

The knowledge of truth is the Word of the Guru, through which the wonder inspiring unstruck melody is heard.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪੰਥੁ ਚਲਾਇਓਨੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਦਾਨੁ ਇਸਨਾਨੁ ਦ੍ਰਿੜਾਇਆ ।
guramukh panth chalaaeion naam daan isanaan drirraaeaa |

Initiating the gurmukh-panth, (Sikhism, the highway for gurmukhs) the Guru inspired one and all to be steadfastly absorbed

ਗੁਰ ਸਿਖੁ ਦੇ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਕਰਿ ਸਾਧ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਸਚੁ ਖੰਡੁ ਵਸਾਇਆ ।
gur sikh de gurasikh kar saadh sangat sach khandd vasaaeaa |

Educating the people and making them his disciples, the Gum has founded holy congregation, the abode of truth.

ਸਚੁ ਰਾਸ ਰਹਰਾਸਿ ਦੇ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਪੈਰੀ ਪਾਇਆ ।
sach raas raharaas de satigur gurasikh pairee paaeaa |

Handing over the capital of truth to the people, the Guru made them bow at the (lotus) feet (of the Lord).

ਚਰਣ ਕਵਲ ਪਰਤਾਪੁ ਜਣਾਇਆ ।੧।
charan kaval parataap janaaeaa |1|

He made people understand the glory of the feet (of the Lord).

ਪਉੜੀ ੨
paurree 2

ਤੀਰਥ ਨ੍ਹਾਤੈ ਪਾਪ ਜਾਨਿ ਪਤਿਤ ਉਧਾਰਣ ਨਾਉਂ ਧਰਾਇਆ ।
teerath nhaatai paap jaan patit udhaaran naaun dharaaeaa |

Since the sins are obliterated at the pilgrimage centres, people have ven them the Name of uplifters of the fallen ones.

ਤੀਰਥ ਹੋਨ ਸਕਾਰਥੇ ਸਾਧ ਜਨਾਂ ਦਾ ਦਰਸਨੁ ਪਾਇਆ ।
teerath hon sakaarathe saadh janaan daa darasan paaeaa |

But pilgrimage centres ecome meaningful only by the sight of the sadhus there.

ਸਾਧ ਹੋਏ ਮਨ ਸਾਧਿ ਕੈ ਚਰਣ ਕਵਲ ਗੁਰ ਚਿਤਿ ਵਸਾਇਆ ।
saadh hoe man saadh kai charan kaval gur chit vasaaeaa |

Sadhus are they, ho having disciplined the mind have put it in the lotus feet of the Guru. ory of sadhu is unfathomable and

ਉਪਮਾ ਸਾਧ ਅਗਾਧਿ ਬੋਧ ਕੋਟ ਮਧੇ ਕੋ ਸਾਧੁ ਸੁਣਾਇਆ ।
aupamaa saadh agaadh bodh kott madhe ko saadh sunaaeaa |

One out of crores may be d to be a (true) sadhu.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਸਾਧ ਅਸੰਖ ਜਗਿ ਧਰਮਸਾਲ ਥਾਇ ਥਾਇ ਸੁਹਾਇਆ ।
gurasikh saadh asankh jag dharamasaal thaae thaae suhaaeaa |

However sadhus in the form of the Sikhs of Guru anak) are innumerable because the dharamscias, holy centres, flourish erywh

ਪੈਰੀ ਪੈ ਪੈਰ ਧੋਵਣੇ ਚਰਣੋਦਕੁ ਲੈ ਪੈਰੁ ਪੁਜਾਇਆ ।
pairee pai pair dhovane charanodak lai pair pujaaeaa |

People bowing at the feet of the Sikhs of the Guru take wash ectar of their feet and worship the same.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਅਲਖੁ ਲਖਾਇਆ ।੨।
guramukh sukh fal alakh lakhaaeaa |2|

Gurmukh has had the glimpse the imperceptible Lord and pleasure fruit there of.

ਪਉੜੀ ੩
paurree 3

ਪੰਜਿ ਤਤ ਉਤਪਤਿ ਕਰਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਧਰਤੀ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਇਆ ।
panj tat utapat kar guramukh dharatee aap gavaaeaa |

Cultivating the virtues of all the five elements in their hearts, the gurmukhs like earth have lost the sense of ego.

ਚਰਣ ਕਵਲ ਸਰਣਾਗਤੀ ਸਭ ਨਿਧਾਨ ਸਭੇ ਫਲ ਪਾਇਆ ।
charan kaval saranaagatee sabh nidhaan sabhe fal paaeaa |

They have come to the shelter of the Guru's feet and from that store - house they get all sorts of benefits.

ਲੋਕ ਵੇਦ ਗੁਰ ਗਿਆਨ ਵਿਚਿ ਸਾਧੂ ਧੂੜਿ ਜਗਤ ਤਰਾਇਆ ।
lok ved gur giaan vich saadhoo dhoorr jagat taraaeaa |

From convention and the knowledge given by the Guru also the same (conclusion) emerges that the dust of the (feet of) sadh

ਪਤਿਤ ਪੁਨੀਤ ਕਰਾਇ ਕੈ ਪਾਵਨ ਪੁਰਖ ਪਵਿਤ੍ਰ ਕਰਾਇਆ ।
patit puneet karaae kai paavan purakh pavitr karaaeaa |

The fallen ones are made meritorious and the meritorious ones are further transformed into sacred ones.

ਚਰਣੋਦਕ ਮਹਿਮਾ ਅਮਿਤ ਸੇਖ ਸਹਸ ਮੁਖਿ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ।
charanodak mahimaa amit sekh sahas mukh ant na paaeaa |

The glory of the wash nectar of the feet of sadhus is limitless; even Stesanag (thouosand hooded mythological snake) while

ਧੂੜੀ ਲੇਖੁ ਮਿਟਾਇਆ ਚਰਣੋਦਕ ਮਨੁ ਵਸਿਗਤਿ ਆਇਆ ।
dhoorree lekh mittaaeaa charanodak man vasigat aaeaa |

Eulogizing the Lord by its many a mouth could not know it. The dust of sadhu's feet has erased all debts and because of that feet-wash nectar, the mind has also come under control.

ਪੈਰੀ ਪੈ ਜਗੁ ਚਰਨੀ ਲਾਇਆ ।੩।
pairee pai jag charanee laaeaa |3|

Gurmukh first himself bowed at the feet and then he made the whole world fall at his feet.

ਪਉੜੀ ੪
paurree 4

ਚਰਣੋਦਕੁ ਹੋਇ ਸੁਰਸਰੀ ਤਜਿ ਬੈਕੁੰਠ ਧਰਤਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਆਈ ।
charanodak hoe surasaree taj baikuntth dharat vich aaee |

Ganges, the wash of the Lords' feet, left heavens and came down to arth.

ਨਉ ਸੈ ਨਦੀ ਨੜਿੰਨਵੈ ਅਠਸਠਿ ਤੀਰਥਿ ਅੰਗਿ ਸਮਾਈ ।
nau sai nadee narrinavai atthasatth teerath ang samaaee |

Nine hundred ninety nine rivers and sixty eight pilgrimage centres erged in it.

ਤਿਹੁ ਲੋਈ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ਹੈ ਮਹਾਦੇਵ ਲੈ ਸੀਸ ਚੜ੍ਹਾਈ ।
tihu loee paravaan hai mahaadev lai sees charrhaaee |

In all the three worlds, it is accepted as authentic and Mahadev ,iva) has borne it on his head.

ਦੇਵੀ ਦੇਵ ਸਰੇਵਦੇ ਜੈ ਜੈਕਾਰ ਵਡੀ ਵਡਿਆਈ ।
devee dev sarevade jai jaikaar vaddee vaddiaaee |

Gods and goddesses all worship it and hail s greatness.

ਸਣੁ ਗੰਗਾ ਬੈਕੁੰਠ ਲਖ ਲਖ ਬੈਕੁੰਠ ਨਾਥਿ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਈ ।
san gangaa baikuntth lakh lakh baikuntth naath liv laaee |

Myriads of heavens and the master of heavens including the ranges, absorbed in meditation declare,

ਸਾਧੂ ਧੂੜਿ ਦੁਲੰਭ ਹੈ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਸਰਣਾਈ ।
saadhoo dhoorr dulanbh hai saadhasangat satigur saranaaee |

That the dust of the feet of sadhu is rare and is obtainable only by coming under the shelter of the true Guru.

ਚਰਨ ਕਵਲ ਦਲ ਕੀਮ ਨ ਪਾਈ ।੪।
charan kaval dal keem na paaee |4|

Value of even the one petal of the lotus feet is beyond assessment.

ਪਉੜੀ ੫
paurree 5

ਚਰਣ ਸਰਣਿ ਜਿਸੁ ਲਖਮੀ ਲਖ ਕਲਾ ਹੋਇ ਲਖੀ ਨ ਜਾਈ ।
charan saran jis lakhamee lakh kalaa hoe lakhee na jaaee |

Lakhs of invisible powers adorn the shelter of the feet of goddess of wealth (Laksmi);

ਰਿਧਿ ਸਿਧਿ ਨਿਧਿ ਸਭ ਗੋਲੀਆਂ ਸਾਧਿਕ ਸਿਧ ਰਹੇ ਲਪਟਾਈ ।
ridh sidh nidh sabh goleean saadhik sidh rahe lapattaaee |

All prosperities, miraculous powers and treasures are her servants and many an accomplished person is engrossed in her.

ਚਾਰਿ ਵਰਨ ਛਿਅ ਦਰਸਨਾਂ ਜਤੀ ਸਤੀ ਨਉ ਨਾਥ ਨਿਵਾਈ ।
chaar varan chhia darasanaan jatee satee nau naath nivaaee |

All the four vamas, six philosophies, celebates, suttees and nine maths have been made to bow by her.

ਤਿੰਨ ਲੋਅ ਚੌਦਹ ਭਵਨ ਜਲਿ ਥਲਿ ਮਹੀਅਲ ਛਲੁ ਕਰਿ ਛਾਈ ।
tin loa chauadah bhavan jal thal maheeal chhal kar chhaaee |

Deceptively she is pervading all the three worlds, fourteen abodes, land, sea and the nether worlds.

ਕਵਲਾ ਸਣੁ ਕਵਲਾਪਤੀ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਸਰਣਾਗਤਿ ਆਈ ।
kavalaa san kavalaapatee saadhasangat saranaagat aaee |

That goddess Kamala (Laksmi) alongwith her husband (Visnu) seeks the shelter of holy congregation

ਪੈਰੀ ਪੈ ਪਾਖਾਕ ਹੋਇ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਇ ਨ ਆਪੁ ਗਣਾਈ ।
pairee pai paakhaak hoe aap gavaae na aap ganaaee |

Wherein the gurmukhs bowing at the feet of holy persons have lost their ego and still have kept themselves unnoticed.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਵਡੀ ਵਡਿਆਈ ।੫।
guramukh sukh fal vaddee vaddiaaee |5|

The grandeur of the pleasure-fruit of the gurmukhs is very great.

ਪਉੜੀ ੬
paurree 6

ਬਾਵਨ ਰੂਪੀ ਹੋਇ ਕੈ ਬਲਿ ਛਲਿ ਅਛਲਿ ਆਪੁ ਛਲਾਇਆ ।
baavan roopee hoe kai bal chhal achhal aap chhalaaeaa |

Assuming the form of Vaman (short statured brahmin) and remaining unsuccessful in beguiling king Bali

ਕਰੌਂ ਅਢਾਈ ਧਰਤਿ ਮੰਗਿ ਪਿਛੋਂ ਦੇ ਵਡ ਪਿੰਡੁ ਵਧਾਇਆ ।
karauan adtaaee dharat mang pichhon de vadd pindd vadhaaeaa |

He Himself got beguiled. Having asked for two and a half steps of land, Vaman, afterwards enlarged His body.

ਦੁਇ ਕਰੁਵਾ ਕਰਿ ਤਿੰਨਿ ਲੋਅ ਬਲਿ ਰਾਜੇ ਫਿਰਿ ਮਗਰੁ ਮਿਣਾਇਆ ।
due karuvaa kar tin loa bal raaje fir magar minaaeaa |

In two steps He measured all the three worlds and in a half step He measured the body of king Bali.

ਸੁਰਗਹੁ ਚੰਗਾ ਜਾਣਿ ਕੈ ਰਾਜੁ ਪਤਾਲ ਲੋਕ ਦਾ ਪਾਇਆ ।
suragahu changaa jaan kai raaj pataal lok daa paaeaa |

Accepting the kingdom of netherworld better than heavens Bali started ruling it.

ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾ ਬਿਸਨੁ ਮਹੇਸੁ ਤ੍ਰੈ ਭਗਤਿ ਵਛਲ ਦਰਵਾਨ ਸਦਾਇਆ ।
brahamaa bisan mahes trai bhagat vachhal daravaan sadaaeaa |

Now the Lord, in whom subsume Brahma, Visnu and Mahen, becoming lover of His devotees, served as a door keeper of king Bali

ਬਾਵਨ ਲਖ ਸੁ ਪਾਵਨਾ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਰਜ ਇਛ ਇਛਾਇਆ ।
baavan lakh su paavanaa saadhasangat raj ichh ichhaaeaa |

Many sacred incarnations like Vaman also have the wish of having the dust of the feet of holy congregation.

ਸਾਧ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਗੁਰ ਚਰਨ ਧਿਆਇਆ ।੬।
saadh sangat gur charan dhiaaeaa |6|

They also contemplate the feet of the Guru in the company of holy ones.

ਪਉੜੀ ੭
paurree 7

ਸਹਸ ਬਾਹੁ ਜਮਦਗਨਿ ਘਰਿ ਹੋਇ ਪਰਾਹੁਣਚਾਰੀ ਆਇਆ ।
sahas baahu jamadagan ghar hoe paraahunachaaree aaeaa |

A king named Sahasrbahu came to Jamadagni rishi as a guest.

ਕਾਮਧੇਣੁ ਲੋਭਾਇ ਕੈ ਜਮਦਗਨੈ ਦਾ ਸਿਰੁ ਵਢਵਾਇਆ ।
kaamadhen lobhaae kai jamadaganai daa sir vadtavaaeaa |

Seeing wish-ful-filling cow with the rishi he became greedy and killed Jamdagni.

ਪਿਟਦੀ ਸੁਣਿ ਕੈ ਰੇਣੁਕਾ ਪਰਸਰਾਮ ਧਾਈ ਕਰਿ ਧਾਇਆ ।
pittadee sun kai renukaa parasaraam dhaaee kar dhaaeaa |

Hearing the wails of Renuka, his mother, Parana Ram came running to her.

ਇਕੀਹ ਵਾਰ ਕਰੋਧ ਕਰਿ ਖਤ੍ਰੀ ਮਾਰਿ ਨਿਖਤ੍ਰ ਕਰਾਇਆ ।
eikeeh vaar karodh kar khatree maar nikhatr karaaeaa |

Becoming full of anger he cleared this earth of the kshatriyas twenty-one time i.e. he killed all the kashatriyas.

ਚਰਣ ਸਰਣਿ ਫੜਿ ਉਬਰੇ ਦੂਜੈ ਕਿਸੈ ਨ ਖੜਗੁ ਉਚਾਇਆ ।
charan saran farr ubare doojai kisai na kharrag uchaaeaa |

Only those who fell at the feet of Parasu Rim were saved; none else could raise arms against him.

ਹਉਮੈ ਮਾਰਿ ਨ ਸਕੀਆ ਚਿਰੰਜੀਵ ਹੁਇ ਆਪੁ ਜਣਾਇਆ ।
haumai maar na sakeea chiranjeev hue aap janaaeaa |

He also could not obliterate his ego and though he became chiraiijiv i.e. ever living person,

ਚਰਣ ਕਵਲ ਮਕਰੰਦੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ।੭।
charan kaval makarand na paaeaa |7|

He always made show of his ego and could never receive the pollen of the lotus feet (of Lord).

ਪਉੜੀ ੮
paurree 8

ਰੰਗ ਮਹਲ ਰੰਗ ਰੰਗ ਵਿਚਿ ਦਸਰਥੁ ਕਉਸਲਿਆ ਰਲੀਆਲੇ ।
rang mahal rang rang vich dasarath kausaliaa raleeaale |

In their pleasure palace, Daisarath and Kaus'alya were absorbed in their joys.

ਮਤਾ ਮਤਾਇਨਿ ਆਪ ਵਿਚਿ ਚਾਇ ਚਈਲੇ ਖਰੇ ਸੁਖਾਲੇ ।
mataa mataaein aap vich chaae cheele khare sukhaale |

In their exultations they were planning as to what should be the name of their son yet to be born.

ਘਰਿ ਅਸਾੜੈ ਪੁਤੁ ਹੋਇ ਨਾਉ ਕਿ ਧਰੀਐ ਬਾਲਕ ਬਾਲੇ ।
ghar asaarrai put hoe naau ki dhareeai baalak baale |

They thought that the name should be Ram Chandr because just reciting the name of Ram

ਰਾਮਚੰਦੁ ਨਾਉ ਲੈਂਦਿਆਂ ਤਿੰਨਿ ਹਤਿਆ ਤੇ ਹੋਇ ਨਿਰਾਲੇ ।
raamachand naau laindiaan tin hatiaa te hoe niraale |

They would get rid of three killings (embroy and its parents murder).

ਰਾਮ ਰਾਜ ਪਰਵਾਣ ਜਗਿ ਸਤ ਸੰਤੋਖ ਧਰਮ ਰਖਵਾਲੇ ।
raam raaj paravaan jag sat santokh dharam rakhavaale |

The Ram Rai (kingdom of Ram) in which truth, contentement and dharma were protected,

ਮਾਇਆ ਵਿਚਿ ਉਦਾਸ ਹੋਇ ਸੁਣੈ ਪੁਰਾਣੁ ਬਸਿਸਟੁ ਬਹਾਲੇ ।
maaeaa vich udaas hoe sunai puraan basisatt bahaale |

Was acknowledged throughout the world. Rim remained detached from maya and sitting near Vasisth listened to the tales of th

ਰਾਮਾਇਣੁ ਵਰਤਾਇਆ ਸਿਲਾ ਤਰੀ ਪਗ ਛੁਹਿ ਤਤਕਾਲੇ ।
raamaaein varataaeaa silaa taree pag chhuhi tatakaale |

Through the Rtimayatt people came to know that the stone (Ahalya) was restored to life by the touch of the feet of Rim.

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਪਗ ਧੂੜਿ ਨਿਹਾਲੇ ।੮।
saadhasangat pag dhoorr nihaale |8|

That Ram also fell happy to attain the dust of the congregations of the sadhus (and went to forest to wash the feet of anch

ਪਉੜੀ ੯
paurree 9

ਕਿਸਨ ਲੈਆ ਅਵਤਾਰੁ ਜਗਿ ਮਹਮਾ ਦਸਮ ਸਕੰਧੁ ਵਖਾਣੈ ।
kisan laiaa avataar jag mahamaa dasam sakandh vakhaanai |

The tenth chapter of the Bhagavat defines the glory of incarnation of Krsna in the world.

ਲੀਲਾ ਚਲਤ ਅਚਰਜ ਕਰਿ ਜੋਗੁ ਭੋਗੁ ਰਸ ਰਲੀਆ ਮਾਣੈ ।
leelaa chalat acharaj kar jog bhog ras raleea maanai |

He performed many wonderful acts of bhog (merriment) and yoga (renunciation).

ਮਹਾਭਾਰਥੁ ਕਰਵਾਇਓਨੁ ਕੈਰੋ ਪਾਡੋ ਕਰਿ ਹੈਰਾਣੈ ।
mahaabhaarath karavaaeion kairo paaddo kar hairaanai |

Making Kauravs (sons of Dhrttrastr) and Pandays to fight against each other he further made them wonder struck.

ਇੰਦ੍ਰਾਦਿਕ ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾਦਿਕਾ ਮਹਿਮਾ ਮਿਤਿ ਮਿਰਜਾਦ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ।
eindraadik brahamaadikaa mahimaa mit mirajaad na jaanai |

Indr and Brahma et al. donot know the limits of his grandeur.

ਮਿਲੀਆ ਟਹਲਾ ਵੰਡਿ ਕੈ ਜਗਿ ਰਾਜਸੂ ਰਾਜੇ ਰਾਣੈ ।
mileea ttahalaa vandd kai jag raajasoo raaje raanai |

When Raisfiy was arranged by Yudhisthar, all were alloted their duties.

ਮੰਗ ਲਈ ਹਰਿ ਟਹਲ ਏਹ ਪੈਰ ਧੋਇ ਚਰਣੋਦਕੁ ਮਾਣੈ ।
mang lee har ttahal eh pair dhoe charanodak maanai |

Krsna himself tookover the duty of washing of the feet of all so that through this service

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦੁ ਸਿਞਾਣੈ ।੯।
saadhasangat gur sabad siyaanai |9|

He could realise the importance of the service of the holy congregation and the Word of the Guru.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੦
paurree 10

ਮਛ ਰੂਪ ਅਵਤਾਰੁ ਧਰਿ ਪੁਰਖਾਰਥੁ ਕਰਿ ਵੇਦ ਉਧਾਰੇ ।
machh roop avataar dhar purakhaarath kar ved udhaare |

It is said that in the form of (great) fish Vista' incarnated himself and by his valour salvaged the Vedas.

ਕਛੁ ਰੂਪ ਹੁਇ ਅਵਤਰੇ ਸਾਗਰੁ ਮਥਿ ਜਗਿ ਰਤਨ ਪਸਾਰੇ ।
kachh roop hue avatare saagar math jag ratan pasaare |

Then in the form of tortoise he churned the ocean and brought jewels out of it.

ਤੀਜਾ ਕਰਿ ਬੈਰਾਹ ਰੂਪੁ ਧਰਤਿ ਉਧਾਰੀ ਦੈਤ ਸੰਘਾਰੇ ।
teejaa kar bairaah roop dharat udhaaree dait sanghaare |

In the form of third incarnation Virah, he decimated demons and liberated the earth.

ਚਉਥਾ ਕਰਿ ਨਰਸਿੰਘ ਰੂਪੁ ਅਸੁਰੁ ਮਾਰਿ ਪ੍ਰਹਿਲਾਦਿ ਉਬਾਰੇ ।
chauthaa kar narasingh roop asur maar prahilaad ubaare |

In fourth incarnation he assumed the form of man-lion andeicilling demon (Hiranyakasipu) saved Prahalid.

ਇਕਸੈ ਹੀ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੰਡ ਵਿਚਿ ਦਸ ਅਵਤਾਰ ਲਏ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੇ ।
eikasai hee brahamandd vich das avataar le ahankaare |

Incarnating ten times in this one world Vismi also became egotist.

ਕਰਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੰਡ ਕਰੋੜਿ ਜਿਨਿ ਲੂੰਅ ਲੂੰਅ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸੰਜਾਰੇ ।
kar brahamandd karorr jin loona loona andar sanjaare |

But, the Lord Oankar who has subsumed crores of worlds

ਲਖ ਕਰੋੜਿ ਇਵੇਹਿਆ ਓਅੰਕਾਰ ਅਕਾਰ ਸਵਾਰੇ ।
lakh karorr ivehiaa oankaar akaar savaare |

In His each trichome has managed myriads of such individuals.

ਚਰਣ ਕਮਲ ਗੁਰ ਅਗਮ ਅਪਾਰੇ ।੧੦।
charan kamal gur agam apaare |10|

Nevertheless, the lotus feet of Guru are unapproachable and beyond all limits.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੧
paurree 11

ਸਾਸਤ੍ਰ ਵੇਦ ਪੁਰਾਣ ਸਭ ਸੁਣਿ ਸੁਣਿ ਆਖਣੁ ਆਖ ਸੁਣਾਵਹਿ ।
saasatr ved puraan sabh sun sun aakhan aakh sunaaveh |

Having listened to the Shastras, Vedas and Puranas people further recite and listen to them.

ਰਾਗ ਨਾਦ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਲਖ ਅਨਹਦ ਧੁਨਿ ਸੁਣਿ ਸੁਣਿ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਵਹਿ ।
raag naad sangat lakh anahad dhun sun sun gun gaaveh |

Millions of people listen to the rag-nod (musical measures)and the unstrucke melody and sing the same.

ਸੇਖ ਨਾਗ ਲਖ ਲੋਮਸਾ ਅਬਿਗਤਿ ਗਤਿ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਵਹਿ ।
sekh naag lakh lomasaa abigat gat andar liv laaveh |

SesanEg and millions of Lomas rishis concentrate to know the dynamism of that unmanifest Lord.

ਬ੍ਰਹਮੇ ਬਿਸਨੁ ਮਹੇਸ ਲਖ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਧਿਆਨੁ ਤਿਲੁ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਪਾਵਹਿ ।
brahame bisan mahes lakh giaan dhiaan til ant na paaveh |

Millions of Brahma, Visnus and Sivas who concentrate upon and talk of Him, are still ignorant about even an iota of His mys

ਦੇਵੀ ਦੇਵ ਸਰੇਵਦੇ ਅਲਖ ਅਭੇਵ ਨ ਸੇਵ ਪੁਜਾਵਹਿ ।
devee dev sarevade alakh abhev na sev pujaaveh |

Gods and goddesses adore that Lord but their service does not take them to His mystery.

ਗੋਰਖ ਨਾਥ ਮਛੰਦ੍ਰ ਲਖ ਸਾਧਿਕ ਸਿਧਿ ਨੇਤ ਕਰਿ ਧਿਆਵਹਿ ।
gorakh naath machhandr lakh saadhik sidh net kar dhiaaveh |

Millions of Machhendr näths (Matsyendranath), Gorakhnaths and the siddhs (the ascetics of high orders) concentrate upon Him through their yogic practices (of dhautr and neti etc).

ਚਰਨ ਕਮਲ ਗੁਰੁ ਅਗਮ ਅਲਾਵਹਿ ।੧੧।
charan kamal gur agam alaaveh |11|

They all declare the feet of Guru as unapproachable

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੨
paurree 12

ਮਥੈ ਤਿਵੜੀ ਬਾਮਣੈ ਸਉਹੇ ਆਏ ਮਸਲਤਿ ਫੇਰੀ ।
mathai tivarree baamanai sauhe aae masalat feree |

If going out doors one comes across a brahmin (who is proud of his high caste in India), the traditional people consider it

ਸਿਰੁ ਉਚਾ ਅਹੰਕਾਰ ਕਰਿ ਵਲ ਦੇ ਪਗ ਵਲਾਏ ਡੇਰੀ ।
sir uchaa ahankaar kar val de pag valaae dderee |

The head being proud of its high place is tied with turban.

ਅਖੀਂ ਮੂਲਿ ਨ ਪੂਜੀਅਨਿ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਵੇਖਨਿ ਮੇਰੀ ਤੇਰੀ ।
akheen mool na poojeean kar kar vekhan meree teree |

Eyes are also not adored because they see with the sense of duality.

ਨਕੁ ਨ ਕੋਈ ਪੂਜਦਾ ਖਾਇ ਮਰੋੜੀ ਮਣੀ ਘਨੇਰੀ ।
nak na koee poojadaa khaae marorree manee ghaneree |

Nose is also not worshipped because on seeing a low person the nose is turned up to show disdain.

ਉਚੇ ਕੰਨ ਨ ਪੂਜੀਅਨਿ ਉਸਤਤਿ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਭਲੀ ਭਲੇਰੀ ।
auche kan na poojeean usatat nindaa bhalee bhaleree |

Though placed higher, the ears are also not worshipped because they listen to the eulogy as well as slander.

ਬੋਲਹੁ ਜੀਭ ਨ ਪੂਜੀਐ ਰਸ ਕਸ ਬਹੁ ਚਖੀ ਦੰਦਿ ਘੇਰੀ ।
bolahu jeebh na poojeeai ras kas bahu chakhee dand gheree |

Tongue is also not worshipped because it is also surrounded by teeth and tastes both edibles and inedibles.

ਨੀਵੇਂ ਚਰਣ ਪੂਜ ਹਥ ਕੇਰੀ ।੧੨।
neeven charan pooj hath keree |12|

Only because of being the lowest, the feet are touched with hands in worshipful reverence.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੩
paurree 13

ਹਸਤਿ ਅਖਾਜੁ ਗੁਮਾਨ ਕਰਿ ਸੀਹੁ ਸਤਾਣਾ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਖਾਈ ।
hasat akhaaj gumaan kar seehu sataanaa koe na khaaee |

The proud elephant is inedible and none eats the mighty lion.

ਹੋਇ ਨਿਮਾਣੀ ਬਕਰੀ ਦੀਨ ਦੁਨੀ ਵਡਿਆਈ ਪਾਈ ।
hoe nimaanee bakaree deen dunee vaddiaaee paaee |

Goat is humble and hence it is respected everywhere.

ਮਰਣੈ ਪਰਣੈ ਮੰਨੀਐ ਜਗਿ ਭੋਗਿ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ਕਰਾਈ ।
maranai paranai maneeai jag bhog paravaan karaaee |

On occasions of death, joy, marriage, yajna, etc only its meat dis accepted.

ਮਾਸੁ ਪਵਿਤ੍ਰ ਗ੍ਰਿਹਸਤ ਨੋ ਆਂਦਹੁ ਤਾਰ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ ਵਜਾਈ ।
maas pavitr grihasat no aandahu taar veechaar vajaaee |

Among the householders its meat is acknowledged as sacred and with its gut stringed instruments are made.

ਚਮੜੇ ਦੀਆਂ ਕਰਿ ਜੁਤੀਆ ਸਾਧੂ ਚਰਣ ਸਰਣਿ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਈ ।
chamarre deean kar juteea saadhoo charan saran liv laaee |

From its leather the shoes are made to be used by the saints merged in their meditation upon the Lord.

ਤੂਰ ਪਖਾਵਜ ਮੜੀਦੇ ਕੀਰਤਨੁ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਸੁਖਦਾਈ ।
toor pakhaavaj marreede keeratan saadhasangat sukhadaaee |

Drums are mounted by its skin and then in the holy congregation the delight-giving kirtan, eulogy of the Lord, is sung.

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸਰਣਾਈ ।੧੩।
saadhasangat satigur saranaaee |13|

In fact, going to the holy congregation is the same as going to the shelter of the true Guru.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੪
paurree 14

ਸਭ ਸਰੀਰ ਅਕਾਰਥੇ ਅਤਿ ਅਪਵਿਤ੍ਰੁ ਸੁ ਮਾਣਸ ਦੇਹੀ ।
sabh sareer akaarathe at apavitru su maanas dehee |

All the bodies are useful but the human body is the most useless and defiled one.

ਬਹੁ ਬਿੰਜਨ ਮਿਸਟਾਨ ਪਾਨ ਹੁਇ ਮਲ ਮੂਤ੍ਰ ਕੁਸੂਤ੍ਰ ਇਵੇਹੀ ।
bahu binjan misattaan paan hue mal mootr kusootr ivehee |

In its company many a delicious food, sweet etc change into urine and faeces.

ਪਾਟ ਪਟੰਬਰ ਵਿਗੜਦੇ ਪਾਨ ਕਪੂਰ ਕੁਸੰਗ ਸਨੇਹੀ ।
paatt pattanbar vigarrade paan kapoor kusang sanehee |

In its evil company silken robes, betel, comphor etc. also get spoiled.

ਚੋਆ ਚੰਦਨੁ ਅਰਗਜਾ ਹੁਇ ਦੁਰਗੰਧ ਸੁਗੰਧ ਹੁਰੇਹੀ ।
choaa chandan aragajaa hue duragandh sugandh hurehee |

Sandal scent, and joss sticks etc also get converted into fowl smell.

ਰਾਜੇ ਰਾਜ ਕਮਾਂਵਦੇ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹ ਖਹਿ ਮੁਏ ਸਭੇ ਹੀ ।
raaje raaj kamaanvade paatisaah kheh mue sabhe hee |

Kings rule gheir kingdoms and die of their fights with one another.

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਰਣਿ ਵਿਣੁ ਨਿਹਫਲੁ ਮਾਣਸ ਦੇਹ ਇਵੇਹੀ ।
saadhasangat gur saran vin nihafal maanas deh ivehee |

Withoug going to the holy congregation and to the shelter of Guru, this human body is also fruitless.

ਚਰਨ ਸਰਣਿ ਮਸਕੀਨੀ ਜੇਹੀ ।੧੪।
charan saran masakeenee jehee |14|

Only that body is meaningful which has come to the Guru's fold in humility

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੫
paurree 15

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਗੁਰ ਸਰਣੀ ਆਏ ।
guramukh sukh fal paaeaa saadhasangat gur saranee aae |

Those gurmukhs who have gone into the shelter of the holy congretation have attained the pleasure fruit.

ਧ੍ਰੂ ਪ੍ਰਹਿਲਾਦ ਵਖਾਣੀਅਨਿ ਅੰਬਰੀਕੁ ਬਲਿ ਭਗਤਿ ਸਬਾਏ ।
dhraoo prahilaad vakhaaneean anbareek bal bhagat sabaae |

These devotees are Dhruv, Prahalad, Ambaris, Bali, Janak, Jaidev, Valmilci et al.

ਜਨਕਾਦਿਕ ਜੈਦੇਉ ਜਗਿ ਬਾਲਮੀਕੁ ਸਤਿਸੰਗਿ ਤਰਾਏ ।
janakaadik jaideo jag baalameek satisang taraae |

They have gone across through the holy congregation. Bent, Trilochan, Namdev, Dhanna,

ਬੇਣੁ ਤਿਲੋਚਨੁ ਨਾਮਦੇਉ ਧੰਨਾ ਸਧਨਾ ਭਗਤ ਸਦਾਏ ।
ben tilochan naamadeo dhanaa sadhanaa bhagat sadaae |

Sadhana have also been called saints. Kabir is accepted as bhagat, the devotee, and Ravidas,

ਭਗਤੁ ਕਬੀਰੁ ਵਖਾਣੀਐ ਜਨ ਰਵਿਦਾਸੁ ਬਿਦਰ ਗੁਰੁ ਭਾਏ ।
bhagat kabeer vakhaaneeai jan ravidaas bidar gur bhaae |

Vidur et al. have also been loved by the Lord. Whether born in high or the low caste,

ਜਾਤਿ ਅਜਾਤਿ ਸਨਾਤਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਚਰਣ ਕਵਲ ਚਿਤੁ ਲਾਏ ।
jaat ajaat sanaat vich guramukh charan kaval chit laae |

The gurmukh who has adopted the lotus feet in his heart,

ਹਉਮੈ ਮਾਰੀ ਪ੍ਰਗਟੀ ਆਏ ।੧੫।
haumai maaree pragattee aae |15|

Decimating his ego has come to be known (as devotee).

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੬
paurree 16

ਲੋਕ ਵੇਦ ਸੁਣਿ ਆਖਦਾ ਸੁਣਿ ਸੁਣਿ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਵਖਾਣੈ ।
lok ved sun aakhadaa sun sun giaanee giaan vakhaanai |

The so - called knowledgeable persons having listened to the Vedas as their knowledge about the world on the basis of hears

ਸੁਰਗ ਲੋਕ ਸਣੁ ਮਾਤ ਲੋਕ ਸੁਣਿ ਸੁਣਿ ਸਾਤ ਪਤਾਲੁ ਨਾ ਜਾਣੈ ।
surag lok san maat lok sun sun saat pataal naa jaanai |

The also learn about heavens, mother earth and all the seven odds, but still they donot know the real truth.

ਭੂਤ ਭਵਿਖ ਨ ਵਰਤਮਾਨ ਆਦਿ ਮਧਿ ਅੰਤ ਹੋਏ ਹੈਰਾਣੈ ।
bhoot bhavikh na varatamaan aad madh ant hoe hairaanai |

Neither do they hand the past future and the present, nor the mystery of the beginning middle, but are simply wonderstruck

ਉਤਮ ਮਧਮ ਨੀਚ ਹੋਇ ਸਮਝਿ ਨ ਸਕਣਿ ਚੋਜ ਵਿਡਾਣੈ ।
autam madham neech hoe samajh na sakan choj viddaanai |

Through their classifications medium and low varnas they cannot understand the great play.

ਰਜ ਗੁਣ ਤਮ ਗੁਣ ਆਖੀਐ ਸਤਿ ਗੁਣ ਸੁਣ ਆਖਾਣ ਵਖਾਣੈ ।
raj gun tam gun aakheeai sat gun sun aakhaan vakhaanai |

Engrossed in actions (rajoguni), inertia (tamoguni) and tranquillity (satoguni) also talk and listen,

ਮਨ ਬਚ ਕਰਮ ਸਿ ਭਰਮਦੇ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਨ ਸਿਞਾਣੈ ।
man bach karam si bharamade saadhasangat satigur na siyaanai |

But without understanding the holy nation and the true Guru, they wander through the activities of their eech and actions.

ਫਕੜੁ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਣੈ ।੧੬।
fakarr hindoo musalamaanai |16|

Thus the (classifications of) Muslims and Hindus

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੭
paurree 17

ਸਤਿਜੁਗਿ ਇਕੁ ਵਿਗਾੜਦਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਪਿਛੈ ਫੜਿ ਦੇਸੁ ਪੀੜਾਏ ।
satijug ik vigaarradaa tis pichhai farr des peerraae |

In the Satyug the whole country suffered because of the evil deeds of one wrong-doer.

ਤ੍ਰੇਤੈ ਨਗਰੀ ਵਗਲੀਐ ਦੁਆਪਰਿ ਵੰਸੁ ਨਰਕਿ ਸਹਮਾਏ ।
tretai nagaree vagaleeai duaapar vans narak sahamaae |

In Tretia the whole city was surrounded and in Dvapar, the whole family was to suffer hell.

ਜੋ ਫੇੜੈ ਸੋ ਫੜੀਦਾ ਕਲਿਜੁਗਿ ਸਚਾ ਨਿਆਉ ਕਰਾਏ ।
jo ferrai so farreedaa kalijug sachaa niaau karaae |

The justice of Kaliyug is true because only he suffers who does the evil deeds.

ਸਤਿਜੁਗ ਸਤੁ ਤ੍ਰੇਤੈ ਜੁਗਾ ਦੁਆਪਰਿ ਪੂਜਾ ਚਾਰਿ ਦਿੜਾਏ ।
satijug sat tretai jugaa duaapar poojaa chaar dirraae |

In Satyug, the truth, in Treta- the yajti, in Dvapar ritualistic worship were accomplished.

ਕਲਿਜੁਗਿ ਨਾਉ ਅਰਾਧਣਾ ਹੋਰ ਕਰਮ ਕਰਿ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਪਾਏ ।
kalijug naau araadhanaa hor karam kar mukat na paae |

In Kaliyug through no action other than constant remembering the Lord's name could attain liberation.

ਜੁਗਿ ਜੁਗਿ ਲੁਣੀਐ ਬੀਜਿਆ ਪਾਪੁ ਪੁੰਨੁ ਕਰਿ ਦੁਖ ਸੁਖ ਪਾਏ ।
jug jug luneeai beejiaa paap pun kar dukh sukh paae |

In all the yugs (ages) the individual reaps what he has sown and earns sufferings and delights in accordance with his demer

ਕਲਿਜੁਗਿ ਚਿਤਵੈ ਪੁੰਨ ਫਲ ਪਾਪਹੁ ਲੇਪੁ ਅਧਰਮ ਕਮਾਏ ।
kalijug chitavai pun fal paapahu lep adharam kamaae |

In Kaliyug, the individual desires to have the fruits of meritorious actions though he remains absorbed in the sinful deeds

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਏ ।੧੭।
guramukh sukh fal aap gavaae |17|

Gurmukhs attain the pleasure fruit only by losing their sense of ego

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੮
paurree 18

ਸਤਜੁਗ ਦਾ ਅਨਿਆਉ ਵੇਖਿ ਧਉਲ ਧਰਮੁ ਹੋਆ ਉਡੀਣਾ ।
satajug daa aniaau vekh dhaul dharam hoaa uddeenaa |

Seeing the injustice of Satyug, dharma in the form of a bull got sad.

ਸੁਰਪਤਿ ਨਰਪਤਿ ਚਕ੍ਰਵੈ ਰਖਿ ਨ ਹੰਘਨਿ ਬਲ ਮਤਿ ਹੀਣਾ ।
surapat narapat chakravai rakh na hanghan bal mat heenaa |

Even the king of gods, Indr, and other kings with vast empires, engrossed egoism, devoid of power and wisdom could not sust

ਤ੍ਰੇਤੇ ਖਿਸਿਆ ਪੈਰੁ ਇਕੁ ਹੋਮ ਜਗ ਜਗੁ ਥਾਪਿ ਪਤੀਣਾ ।
trete khisiaa pair ik hom jag jag thaap pateenaa |

In Treta- its one foot slipped and now religious people started feeling satisfied by mere performance of the ceremonies of

ਦੁਆਪੁਰਿ ਦੁਇ ਪਗ ਧਰਮ ਦੇ ਪੂਜਾ ਚਾਰ ਪਖੰਡੁ ਅਲੀਣਾ ।
duaapur due pag dharam de poojaa chaar pakhandd aleenaa |

In Dvapar remained only two feet of dharma and now people began to remain absorbed only ritualistic worship.

ਕਲਿਜੁਗ ਰਹਿਆ ਪੈਰ ਇਕੁ ਹੋਇ ਨਿਮਾਣਾ ਧਰਮ ਅਧੀਣਾ ।
kalijug rahiaa pair ik hoe nimaanaa dharam adheenaa |

In Kaliyug, the dharma has only one feet and consequently has become quite feeble.

ਮਾਣੁ ਨਿਮਾਣੈ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਪਰਗਟ ਪਰਬੀਣਾ ।
maan nimaanai satiguroo saadhasangat paragatt parabeenaa |

True Guru, the power of the powerless, has made it (dharma) manifest by and through creating the holy Icongretgations.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖ ਧਰਮ ਸਪੂਰਣੁ ਰੀਣਾ ।੧੮।
guramukh dharam sapooran reenaa |18|

The gurmukhs have brought to perfection the dharma earlier reduced to dust.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੯
paurree 19

ਚਾਰਿ ਵਰਨਿ ਇਕ ਵਰਨ ਕਰਿ ਵਰਨ ਅਵਰਨ ਸਾਧਸੰਗੁ ਜਾਪੈ ।
chaar varan ik varan kar varan avaran saadhasang jaapai |

Since the true Guru integrated all the four varnas into one, this assemblage of varnas has come to be known as the holy con

ਛਿਅ ਰੁਤੀ ਛਿਅ ਦਰਸਨਾ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਦਰਸਨੁ ਸੂਰਜੁ ਥਾਪੈ ।
chhia rutee chhia darasanaa guramukh darasan sooraj thaapai |

Among six seasons and six philosophies, the Gurmukh-philosophy has been established like the Sun (among the planets).

ਬਾਰਹ ਪੰਥ ਮਿਟਾਇ ਕੈ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪੰਥ ਵਡਾ ਪਰਤਾਪੈ ।
baarah panth mittaae kai guramukh panth vaddaa parataapai |

Wiping out all the twelve ways (of yogis) the Guru has created the mighty Gurmukh-way (panth).

ਵੇਦ ਕਤੇਬਹੁ ਬਾਹਰਾ ਅਨਹਦ ਸਬਦੁ ਅਗੰਮ ਅਲਾਪੈ ।
ved katebahu baaharaa anahad sabad agam alaapai |

This panth keeps itself away from the boundaries of the Vedas and the Katebas and always remembers as well as sings the uns

ਪੈਰੀ ਪੈ ਪਾ ਖਾਕ ਹੋਇ ਗੁਰਸਿਖਾ ਰਹਰਾਸਿ ਪਛਾਪੈ ।
pairee pai paa khaak hoe gurasikhaa raharaas pachhaapai |

On this Way of absolute humility and becoming dust of the feet of the Gum, the disciple learns the right conduct.

ਮਾਇਆ ਵਿਚਿ ਉਦਾਸੁ ਕਰਿ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਏ ਜਪੈ ਅਜਾਪੈ ।
maaeaa vich udaas kar aap gavaae japai ajaapai |

This panth remains detached amidst maya and obliterating the sense of ego remembers the Lord spontaneously i.e. always rema

ਲੰਘ ਨਿਕਥੈ ਵਰੈ ਸਰਾਪੈ ।੧੯।
langh nikathai varai saraapai |19|

It has gone far beyond the influence of boons and curses.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੦
paurree 20

ਮਿਲਦੇ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨ ਦੁਇ ਮਿਲਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਕਰਨਿ ਸਲਾਮਾਲੇਕੀ ।
milade musalamaan due mil mil karan salaamaalekee |

When two Muslims meet they greet each other by saying `Salam' (salamalaikum).

ਜੋਗੀ ਕਰਨਿ ਅਦੇਸ ਮਿਲਿ ਆਦਿ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਆਦੇਸੁ ਵਿਸੇਖੀ ।
jogee karan ades mil aad purakh aades visekhee |

When yogis meet they exchange Wes salute to that ,primaeval Lord.

ਸੰਨਿਆਸੀ ਕਰਿ ਓਨਮੋ ਓਨਮ ਨਾਰਾਇਣ ਬਹੁ ਭੇਖੀ ।
saniaasee kar onamo onam naaraaein bahu bhekhee |

Sannyasis of different garbs say 'On namah', 'om namah narayanah'.

ਬਾਮ੍ਹਣ ਨੋ ਕਰਿ ਨਮਸਕਾਰ ਕਰਿ ਆਸੀਰ ਵਚਨ ਮੁਹੁ ਦੇਖੀ ।
baamhan no kar namasakaar kar aaseer vachan muhu dekhee |

When one bows before a brahmin, he also in view of the station of the person gives blessings accordingly.

ਪੈਰੀ ਪਵਣਾ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਗੁਰ ਸਿਖਾ ਰਹਰਾਸਿ ਸਰੇਖੀ ।
pairee pavanaa satiguroo gur sikhaa raharaas sarekhee |

Among the Sikhs, on meeting, the tradition of salulation by touching feet is there, and this is the best one.

ਰਾਜਾ ਰੰਕੁ ਬਰਾਬਰੀ ਬਾਲਕ ਬਿਰਧਿ ਨ ਭੇਦੁ ਨਿਮੇਖੀ ।
raajaa rank baraabaree baalak biradh na bhed nimekhee |

In this act the king and the poor are equal and no distinction of young and old is observed.

ਚੰਦਨ ਭਗਤਾ ਰੂਪ ਨ ਰੇਖੀ ।੨੦।
chandan bhagataa roop na rekhee |20|

The devotees like sandal wood make no discrimination (while spreading their fragrance).

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੧
paurree 21

ਨੀਚਹੁ ਨੀਚੁ ਸਦਾਵਣਾ ਗੁਰ ਉਪਦੇਸੁ ਕਮਾਵੈ ਕੋਈ ।
neechahu neech sadaavanaa gur upades kamaavai koee |

Any rare one practises the Guru's teaching of calling oneself the lowest among the lowly ones.

ਤ੍ਰੈ ਵੀਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਦੰਮ ਲੈ ਇਕੁ ਰੁਪਈਆ ਹੋਛਾ ਹੋਈ ।
trai veehaan de dam lai ik rupeea hochhaa hoee |

When a rupee is changed into sixty paisas, its power is scattered and it becames weak.

ਦਸੀ ਰੁਪਯੀਂ ਲਈਦਾ ਇਕੁ ਸੁਨਈਆ ਹਉਲਾ ਸੋਈ ।
dasee rupayeen leedaa ik suneea haulaa soee |

If gold-muhar (coin) is changed for ten rupees, it loses its value.

ਸਹਸ ਸੁਨਈਏ ਮੁਲੁ ਕਰਿ ਲੱਯੈ ਹੀਰਾ ਹਾਰ ਪਰੋਈ ।
sahas suneee mul kar layai heeraa haar paroee |

And if a diamond is obtained for one thousand coins, it becomes so light that it is stringed in a necklace (and is worn).

ਪੈਰੀ ਪੈ ਪਾ ਖਾਕ ਹੋਇ ਮਨ ਬਚ ਕਰਮ ਭਰਮ ਭਉ ਖੋਈ ।
pairee pai paa khaak hoe man bach karam bharam bhau khoee |

The man who by touching the feet and by becoming dust of the feet (of Guru) erases the illusions and fears of speech

ਹੋਇ ਪੰਚਾਇਣੁ ਪੰਜਿ ਮਾਰ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਜਾਦਾ ਰਖਿ ਸਗੋਈ ।
hoe panchaaein panj maar baahar jaadaa rakh sagoee |

And actions from his mind and in the holy congregation wipes out the five evil propensities, he further restrains the mind

ਬੋਲ ਅਬੋਲੁ ਸਾਧ ਜਨ ਓਈ ।੨੧।੨੩। ਤ੍ਰੇਈ ।
bol abol saadh jan oee |21|23| treee |

Such a one is a real sadhu (Gurmukh) and his words are ineffable.


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