Vaaran Bhai Gurdas Ji

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ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
ik oankaar satigur prasaad |

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

ਪਉੜੀ ੧
paurree 1

ਵਾਲਹੁ ਨਿਕੀ ਆਖੀਐ ਖੰਡੇ ਧਾਰਹੁ ਸੁਣੀਐ ਤਿਖੀ ।
vaalahu nikee aakheeai khandde dhaarahu suneeai tikhee |

Sikh spirit is subtler than a trichome and sharper than the edge of sword.

ਆਖਣਿ ਆਖਿ ਨ ਸਕੀਐ ਲੇਖ ਅਲੇਖ ਨ ਜਾਈ ਲਿਖੀ ।
aakhan aakh na sakeeai lekh alekh na jaaee likhee |

Nothing can be said or explained about it and its indescribable account cannot be written.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪੰਥੁ ਵਖਾਣੀਐ ਅਪੜਿ ਨ ਸਕੈ ਇਕਤੁ ਵਿਖੀ ।
guramukh panth vakhaaneeai aparr na sakai ikat vikhee |

Defined as the way of the Gurmukhs, it cannot be attained by a single step.

ਸਿਲ ਆਲੂਣੀ ਚਟਣੀ ਤੁਲਿ ਨ ਲਖ ਅਮਿਅ ਰਸ ਇਖੀ ।
sil aaloonee chattanee tul na lakh amia ras ikhee |

It is like licking a tasteless stone but the joy of even the juice of millions of sweet sugar cane, cannot be compared with it.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਭਾਇ ਭਗਤਿ ਵਿਰਲੀ ਜੁ ਬਿਰਖੀ ।
guramukh sukh fal paaeaa bhaae bhagat viralee ju birakhee |

The gurmukhs have attained the pleasure-fruit of loving devotion which grows on rare trees.

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਤੁਠੈ ਪਾਈਐ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ।
satigur tutthai paaeeai saadhasangat guramat gurasikhee |

By the grace of the true Guru, following the wisdom of the Guru and in the holy congregation alone the Sikh spirit is attained.

ਚਾਰਿ ਪਦਾਰਥ ਭਿਖਕ ਭਿਖੀ ।੧।
chaar padaarath bhikhak bhikhee |1|

Four ideals (dharma, arth, katm and rooks) of life are begged by the beggars.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨
paurree 2

ਚਾਰਿ ਪਦਾਰਥ ਆਖੀਅਨਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਦੇਇ ਨ ਗੁਰਸਿਖੁ ਮੰਗੈ ।
chaar padaarath aakheean satigur dee na gurasikh mangai |

The true Guru himself bestows the four ideals; the Sikh of the Guru does a ask for them.

ਅਠ ਸਿਧਿ ਨਿਧੀ ਨਵੈ ਰਿਧਿ ਨ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖੁ ਢਾਕੈ ਟੰਗੈ ।
atth sidh nidhee navai ridh na gur sikh dtaakai ttangai |

The gurmukh never carries on his back the nine treasures and eight miraculous powers.

ਕਾਮਧੇਣੁ ਲਖ ਲਖਮੀ ਪਹੁੰਚ ਨ ਹੰਘੈ ਢੰਗਿ ਸੁਢੰਗੈ ।
kaamadhen lakh lakhamee pahunch na hanghai dtang sudtangai |

Wish fulfilling cow and millions of Laksamis, 'With their fine gestures cannot reach a gursikh — Sikh of the Guru.

ਲਖ ਪਾਰਸ ਲਖ ਪਾਰਿਜਾਤ ਹਥਿ ਨ ਛੁਹਦਾ ਫਲ ਨ ਅਭੰਗੈ ।
lakh paaras lakh paarijaat hath na chhuhadaa fal na abhangai |

The Sikh of the Guru never touches the philosopher's stone or transitory fruits millions of wishfulfilling trees.

ਤੰਤ ਮੰਤ ਪਾਖੰਡ ਲਖ ਬਾਜੀਗਰ ਬਾਜਾਰੀ ਨੰਗੈ ।
tant mant paakhandd lakh baajeegar baajaaree nangai |

Millions of tantrists knowing mantras and tantras are mere naked acrobats for a Sikh of the Guru.

ਪੀਰ ਮੁਰੀਦੀ ਗਾਖੜੀ ਇਕਸ ਅੰਗਿ ਨ ਅੰਗਣਿ ਅੰਗੈ ।
peer mureedee gaakharree ikas ang na angan angai |

The Guru­ disciple relationship is very complex because many are its laws and byelaws.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੁ ਦੂਜੇ ਭਾਵਹੁ ਸੰਗੈ ।੨।
gurasikh dooje bhaavahu sangai |2|

The Sikh of the Guru is ever shy of the sense of duality.

ਪਉੜੀ ੩
paurree 3

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਸਿਖਣਾ ਨਾਦੁ ਨ ਵੇਦ ਨ ਆਖਿ ਵਖਾਣੈ ।
gurasikhee daa sikhanaa naad na ved na aakh vakhaanai |

The discipline of the discipleship of the Guru is ineffable for the Vedas and all the melodies.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਲਿਖਣਾ ਲਖ ਨ ਚਿਤ੍ਰ ਗੁਪਤਿ ਲਿਖਿ ਜਾਣੈ ।
gurasikhee daa likhanaa lakh na chitr gupat likh jaanai |

Even Chitragupt, the writer of the accounts of the actions of the people, does not know how to write about the spirit of Sikh life.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਸਿਮਰਣੋਂ ਸੇਖ ਅਸੰਖ ਨ ਰੇਖ ਸਿਾਣੈ ।
gurasikhee daa simaranon sekh asankh na rekh siaanai |

The glory of simaran, remembrance of the name of the Lord, cannot be known by myriad Seanags (thousand hooded mythical snake).

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਵਰਤਮਾਨੁ ਵੀਹ ਇਕੀਹ ਉਲੰਘਿ ਪਛਾਣੈ ।
gurasikhee daa varatamaan veeh ikeeh ulangh pachhaanai |

The conduct of the Sikh spirit can be known only by going beyond the worldly phenomena.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਬੁਝਣਾ ਗਿਆਨ ਧਿਆਨ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਕਿਵ ਆਣੈ ।
gurasikhee daa bujhanaa giaan dhiaan andar kiv aanai |

How can anybody understand the Sikh way of life or Gursikhi through learning and contemplation alone?

ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਸਬਦ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਹੋਇ ਮਾਣੁ ਨਿਮਾਣੈ ।
gur parasaadee saadhasang sabad surat hoe maan nimaanai |

By the grace of the Guru, in the holy congregation, the gursikh concentrating his consciousness in the Word sheds pride and becomes humble.

ਭਾਇ ਭਗਤਿ ਵਿਰਲਾ ਰੰਗੁ ਮਾਣੈ ।੩।
bhaae bhagat viralaa rang maanai |3|

A rare one may enjoy the pleasure of loving devotion.

ਪਉੜੀ ੪
paurree 4

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਸਿਖਣਾ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਦੀ ਸੇਵਾ ।
gurasikhee daa sikhanaa guramukh saadhasangat dee sevaa |

The way of learning the conduct of a Sikh of the Guru is that one should be the holy congregation.

ਦਸ ਅਵਤਾਰ ਨ ਸਿਖਿਆ ਗੀਤਾ ਗੋਸਟਿ ਅਲਖ ਅਭੇਵਾ ।
das avataar na sikhiaa geetaa gosatt alakh abhevaa |

This mystery was not known even to the ten incarnations (of Visrnu); this mystery is beyond the Gita and discussions.

ਵੇਦ ਨ ਜਾਣਨ ਭੇਦ ਕਿਹੁ ਲਿਖਿ ਪੜਿ ਸੁਣਿ ਸਣੁ ਦੇਵੀ ਦੇਵਾ ।
ved na jaanan bhed kihu likh parr sun san devee devaa |

Then the Vedas know not its secret though they are studied by gods and godesses.

ਸਿਧ ਨਾਥ ਨ ਸਮਾਧਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਤੰਤ ਨ ਮੰਤ ਲੰਘਾਇਨਿ ਖੇਵਾ ।
sidh naath na samaadh vich tant na mant langhaaein khevaa |

The deep meditations of the siddhs, naths and even the tantta­tras could not cross the teachings and practices of Sikh way of life.

ਲਖ ਭਗਤਿ ਜਗਤ ਵਿਚਿ ਲਿਖਿ ਨ ਗਏ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖੀ ਟੇਵਾ ।
lakh bhagat jagat vich likh na ge gur sikhee ttevaa |

Millions of devotees flourished in this World but they also could not understand the life-discipline of the Sikhs of the Guru.

ਸਿਲਾ ਅਲੂਣੀ ਚਟਣੀ ਸਾਦਿ ਨ ਪੁਜੈ ਲਖ ਲਖ ਮੇਵਾ ।
silaa aloonee chattanee saad na pujai lakh lakh mevaa |

This life is similar the licking of the saltless stone but its taste is incomparable even to the millions of fruits.

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦ ਸਮੇਵਾ ।੪।
saadhasangat gur sabad samevaa |4|

Absorption in the word of the Guru in the holy congregation is the accomplishment of the life of a gursikh.

ਪਉੜੀ ੫
paurree 5

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਸਿਖਣਾ ਸਬਦਿ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਸਤਿਸੰਗਤਿ ਸਿਖੈ ।
gurasikhee daa sikhanaa sabad surat satisangat sikhai |

To learn about Sikh-life, one ought to merge one's consciousness in the Word in the holy congregation.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਲਿਖਣਾ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਸੁਣਿ ਸਮਝੈ ਲਿਖੈ ।
gurasikhee daa likhanaa gurabaanee sun samajhai likhai |

Writing about Sikh life is to go on listening, understanding and continuously writing.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਸਿਮਰਣੋ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਮੰਤੁ ਕੋਲੂ ਰਸੁ ਇਖੈ ।
gurasikhee daa simarano satigur mant koloo ras ikhai |

Simran, meditation in Sikh life is learning the Guru-mantra (Vahiguru) which is sweet like sugarcane juice.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਵਰਤਮਾਨੁ ਚੰਦਨ ਵਾਸੁ ਨਿਵਾਸੁ ਬਿਰਿਖੈ ।
gurasikhee daa varatamaan chandan vaas nivaas birikhai |

The spirit of the Sikhism is like fragrance residing in sandalwood trees.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਬੁਝਣਾ ਬੁਝਿ ਅਬੁਝਿ ਹੋਵੈ ਲੈ ਭਿਖੈ ।
gurasikhee daa bujhanaa bujh abujh hovai lai bhikhai |

The understanding of a Sikh of the Guru consists in the fact that even after having received the gifted alms (of nom) and being fully knowledgeable, he considered himself as ignorant.

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦੁ ਸੁਣਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਦਾਨੁ ਇਸਨਾਨੁ ਸਰਿਖੈ ।
saadhasangat gur sabad sun naam daan isanaan sarikhai |

The Sikh of the Guru, in the holy congregation listens to the word of the Guru and practises meditation, charity and ablution,

ਵਰਤਮਾਨੁ ਲੰਘਿ ਭੂਤ ਭਵਿਖੈ ।੫।
varatamaan langh bhoot bhavikhai |5|

And thus goes across the past present to a new the future.

ਪਉੜੀ ੬
paurree 6

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਬੋਲਣਾ ਹੁਇ ਮਿਠ ਬੋਲਾ ਲਿਖੈ ਨ ਲੇਖੈ ।
gurasikhee daa bolanaa hue mitth bolaa likhai na lekhai |

The Sikh life one speaks mildly and never gets oneself noticed i.e. ego is diated.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਚਲਣਾ ਚਲੈ ਭੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਲੀਤੇ ਭੇਖੈ ।
gurasikhee daa chalanaa chalai bhai vich leete bhekhai |

Maintaining the Sikh form and moving in the fear of the Lord constitute the Sikh way of living.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਰਾਹੁ ਏਹੁ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਚਾਲ ਚਲੈ ਸੋ ਦੇਖੈ ।
gurasikhee daa raahu ehu guramukh chaal chalai so dekhai |

Sikh living means following the footsteps gursikhs.

ਘਾਲਿ ਖਾਇ ਸੇਵਾ ਕਰੈ ਗੁਰ ਉਪਦੇਸੁ ਅਵੇਸੁ ਵਿਸੇਖੈ ।
ghaal khaae sevaa karai gur upades aves visekhai |

One should eat the fruit of one's own labour, do service and could always remain inspired by the teachings of the Guru.

ਆਪੁ ਗਣਾਇ ਨ ਅਪੜੈ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਏ ਰੂਪ ਨ ਰੇਖੈ ।
aap ganaae na aparrai aap gavaae roop na rekhai |

The supreme rd is not attained through egotism and only after losing the sense of ego e can identify oneself with the formless and limitless Lord.

ਮੁਰਦੇ ਵਾਂਗ ਮੁਰੀਦ ਹੋਇ ਗੁਰ ਗੋਰੀ ਵੜਿ ਅਲਖ ਅਲੇਖੈ ।
murade vaang mureed hoe gur goree varr alakh alekhai |

A disciple coming like a dead person and entering into the guru-grave can merge in at imperceptible Lord who is beyond all writs.

ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਮੰਤੁ ਨ ਸੇਖ ਸਰੇਖੈ ।੬।
ant na mant na sekh sarekhai |6|

Sesanags could not derstand the mystery of His mantra.

ਪਉੜੀ ੭
paurree 7

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਸਿਖਣਾ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖ ਸਿਖਣ ਬਜਰੁ ਭਾਰਾ ।
gurasikhee daa sikhanaa gur sikh sikhan bajar bhaaraa |

Learning of the Sikh way of life is as tough as the thunderbolt and only the Sikhs of the Guru learn it.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਲਿਖਣਾ ਲੇਖੁ ਅਲੇਖੁ ਨ ਲਿਖਣਹਾਰਾ ।
gurasikhee daa likhanaa lekh alekh na likhanahaaraa |

Writing about the Sikh-life is also beyond all accounts; none can write.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਤੋਲਣਾ ਤੁਲਿ ਨ ਤੋਲਿ ਤੁਲੈ ਤੁਲਧਾਰਾ ।
gurasikhee daa tolanaa tul na tol tulai tuladhaaraa |

No scale can weigh the Sikh way of life.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਦੇਖਣਾ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ ।
gurasikhee daa dekhanaa guramukh saadhasangat guraduaaraa |

The glimpse of the Sikh life can be had only in the holy congregation and the Gurdvara, the door of the Lord.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਚਖਣਾ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਬਦੁ ਵੀਚਾਰਾ ।
gurasikhee daa chakhanaa saadhasangat gur sabad veechaaraa |

Pondering upon the word of Guru in the holy congregation is like tasting of the Sikh way of life.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਸਮਝਣਾ ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਜਗਾਵਣਹਾਰਾ ।
gurasikhee daa samajhanaa jotee jot jagaavanahaaraa |

Understanding of the Sikh life is like kindling the flame of the Lord.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਪਿਰਮੁ ਪਿਆਰਾ ।੭।
guramukh sukh fal piram piaaraa |7|

The pleasure-fruit of the Gurmukhs is the love of the dear Lord.

ਪਉੜੀ ੮
paurree 8

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਰੂਪ ਦੇਖਿ ਇਕਸ ਬਾਝੁ ਨ ਹੋਰਸੁ ਦੇਖੈ ।
gurasikhee daa roop dekh ikas baajh na horas dekhai |

One who has attained Sikh-life does not wish to have glimpse of any (god, goddess) except the Lord.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਚਖਣਾ ਲਖ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਫਲ ਫਿਕੈ ਲੇਖੈ ।
gurasikhee daa chakhanaa lakh amrit fal fikai lekhai |

To one who has tasted the Sikh-life, million of ambrosial fruits taste mawkish.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਨਾਦੁ ਸੁਣਿ ਲਖ ਅਨਹਦ ਵਿਸਮਾਦ ਅਲੇਖੈ ।
gurasikhee daa naad sun lakh anahad visamaad alekhai |

Listening to the melody of Sikh-life, one enjoys the wondrous delight of millions of unstruck melodies.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਪਰਸਣਾ ਠੰਢਾ ਤਤਾ ਭੇਖ ਅਭੇਖੈ ।
gurasikhee daa parasanaa tthandtaa tataa bhekh abhekhai |

Those who have come in touch with the Sikh spirit have gone beyond the impacts of :hot and cold, guise and disguise.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦੀ ਵਾਸੁ ਲੈ ਹੁਇ ਦੁਰਗੰਧ ਸੁਗੰਧ ਸਰੇਖੈ ।
gurasikhee dee vaas lai hue duragandh sugandh sarekhai |

Having inhaled the fragrance of Sikh life, one feels all other fragrances as a smell.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਮਰ ਜੀਵਣਾ ਭਾਇ ਭਗਤਿ ਭੈ ਨਿਮਖ ਨਮੇਖੈ ।
gurasikhee mar jeevanaa bhaae bhagat bhai nimakh namekhai |

One who has started living the ,Sikh way of life, lives every moment in loving devotion.

ਅਲਪਿ ਰਹੈ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦਿ ਵਿਸੇਖੈ ।੮।
alap rahai gur sabad visekhai |8|

Subsumed in the 'word of Guru, he remains detached from the world.

ਪਉੜੀ ੯
paurree 9

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਚਾ ਪੰਥੁ ਹੈ ਸਿਖੁ ਸਹਜ ਘਰਿ ਜਾਇ ਖਲੋਵੈ ।
guramukh sachaa panth hai sikh sahaj ghar jaae khalovai |

The way of gurmukhs is that way of truth treading which, the Sikh automatically stabilizes in his innate nature.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਚੁ ਰਹਰਾਸਿ ਹੈ ਪੈਰੀਂ ਪੈ ਪਾ ਖਾਕੁ ਜੁ ਹੋਵੈ ।
guramukh sach raharaas hai paireen pai paa khaak ju hovai |

The conduct of gurmukhs is true; touching of the feet and becoming of dust of the feet i.e. getting most humble is their active behaviour.

ਗੁਰੁਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਨਾਵਣਾ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਲੈ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਮਲੁ ਧੋਵੈ ।
gurusikhee daa naavanaa guramat lai duramat mal dhovai |

The ablution in Sikh-life is washing away of evil propensities by adopting the wisdom of the Guru (gurmat).

ਗੁਰੁਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਪੂਜਣਾ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਪੂਜ ਪਿਰਮ ਰਸੁ ਭੋਵੈ ।
gurusikhee daa poojanaa gurasikh pooj piram ras bhovai |

Worship in Sikh-life is the worship (service) to the Sikhs of the Guru and getting drenched in the shower of love of the dear Lord.

ਗੁਰੁਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਮੰਨਣਾ ਗੁਰ ਬਚਨੀ ਗਲਿ ਹਾਰੁ ਪਰੋਵੈ ।
gurusikhee daa mananaa gur bachanee gal haar parovai |

Wearing the words of the Guru like garland, is the accepting of the will of the Lord.

ਗੁਰੁਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਜੀਵਣਾ ਜੀਂਵਦਿਆਂ ਮਰਿ ਹਉਮੈ ਖੋਵੈ ।
gurusikhee daa jeevanaa jeenvadiaan mar haumai khovai |

Life of a gursikh is being dead i.e. losing one's ego while alive.

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦ ਵਿਲੋਵੈ ।੯।
saadhasangat gur sabad vilovai |9|

In such a life the word of the Guru is churned in the holy congregation.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੦
paurree 10

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਖਾਵਣਾ ਦੁਖੁ ਸੁਖੁ ਸਮ ਕਰਿ ਅਉਚਰ ਚਰਣਾ ।
guramukh sukh fal khaavanaa dukh sukh sam kar aauchar charanaa |

Adopting pleasure and pain equally, the gurmukhs eat the fruit of delight.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਗਾਵਣਾ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਬਾਣੀ ਨਿਝਰੁ ਝਰਣਾ ।
gurasikhee daa gaavanaa amrit baanee nijhar jharanaa |

Music in the Sikh way of life is the continuous flow (singing) of ambrosial hymns of the Guru.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਧੀਰਜੁ ਧਰਮੁ ਪਿਰਮ ਪਿਆਲਾ ਅਜਰੁ ਜਰਣਾ ।
gurasikhee dheeraj dharam piram piaalaa ajar jaranaa |

Fortitude and duty in Sikh life is the bearing of the unbearable power of the cup of love.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਸੰਜਮੋ ਡਰਿ ਨਿਡਰੁ ਨਿਡਰ ਮੁਚ ਡਰਣਾ ।
gurasikhee daa sanjamo ddar niddar niddar much ddaranaa |

The practice of continence in Sikhism is getting fearless in this scaring world and moving always in the fear of the Lord.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਮਿਲਿ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਸਬਦ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਜਗੁ ਦੁਤਰੁ ਤਰਣਾ ।
gurasikhee mil saadhasang sabad surat jag dutar taranaa |

Another doctrine of the Sikh life is that joining the holy congregation and concentrating the mind in the word, man goes across the world ocean.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦਾ ਕਰਮੁ ਏਹੁ ਗੁਰ ਫੁਰਮਾਏ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਕਰਣਾ ।
gurasikhee daa karam ehu gur furamaae gurasikh karanaa |

Acting according the instructions of the Guru is the performance of the Sikh life.

ਗੁਰ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖੁ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਰਣਾ ।੧੦।
gur kirapaa gur sikh gur saranaa |10|

By the grace of the Guru, the disciple (Sikh) remains in the shelter of the Guru.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੧
paurree 11

ਵਾਸਿ ਸੁਵਾਸੁ ਨਿਵਾਸੁ ਕਰਿ ਸਿੰਮਲਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲ ਲਾਏ ।
vaas suvaas nivaas kar sinmal guramukh sukh fal laae |

Diffusing in all the places like fragrance, the gurmukh makes even the mind oriented, manmukh, fragrant by giving him pleasure-fruit.

ਪਾਰਸ ਹੋਇ ਮਨੂਰੁ ਮਿਲੁ ਕਾਗਹੁ ਪਰਮ ਹੰਸੁ ਕਰਵਾਏ ।
paaras hoe manoor mil kaagahu param hans karavaae |

He transforms iron slag into gold and the crows into the swans of highest order (param hails).

ਪਸੂ ਪਰੇਤਹੁ ਦੇਵ ਕਰਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਦੇਵ ਸੇਵ ਭੈ ਪਾਏ ।
pasoo paretahu dev kar satigur dev sev bhai paae |

Consequent to the service of the true Guru, animals and ghosts also become gods.

ਸਭ ਨਿਧਾਨ ਰਖਿ ਸੰਖ ਵਿਚਿ ਹਰਿ ਜੀ ਲੈ ਲੈ ਹਥਿ ਵਜਾਏ ।
sabh nidhaan rakh sankh vich har jee lai lai hath vajaae |

Having all the treasures in His hand (conch) He goes on distributing them with his hand among the people day and night.

ਪਤਿਤ ਉਧਾਰਣੁ ਆਖੀਐ ਭਗਤਿ ਵਛਲ ਹੋਇ ਆਪੁ ਛਲਾਏ ।
patit udhaaran aakheeai bhagat vachhal hoe aap chhalaae |

Called as the redeemer of the sinners, the Lord, loving to the devotees, gets Himself deluded by the devotees.

ਗੁਣ ਕੀਤੇ ਗੁਣ ਕਰੇ ਜਗ ਅਵਗੁਣ ਕੀਤੇ ਗੁਣ ਗੁਰ ਭਾਏ ।
gun keete gun kare jag avagun keete gun gur bhaae |

The whole world is good towards the wellwisher alone, but, the Guru loves to do good even to the evil doer.

ਪਰਉਪਕਾਰੀ ਜਗ ਵਿਚਿ ਆਏ ।੧੧।
praupakaaree jag vich aae |11|

Guru has come to the world as a benevolent entity.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੨
paurree 12

ਫਲ ਦੇ ਵਟ ਵਗਾਇਆਂ ਤਛਣਹਾਰੇ ਤਾਰਿ ਤਰੰਦਾ ।
fal de vatt vagaaeaan tachhanahaare taar tarandaa |

A tree gives fruits to stone thrower and wooden boat to the cutter to get him across.

ਤਛੇ ਪੁਤ ਨ ਡੋਬਈ ਪੁਤ ਵੈਰੁ ਜਲ ਜੀ ਨ ਧਰੰਦਾ ।
tachhe put na ddobee put vair jal jee na dharandaa |

Water, the father (of tree) not remembering the evil deeds (of carpenter) does not drown the boat along with carpenter.

ਵਰਸੈ ਹੋਇ ਸਹੰਸ ਧਾਰ ਮਿਲਿ ਗਿਲ ਜਲੁ ਨੀਵਾਣਿ ਚਲੰਦਾ ।
varasai hoe sahans dhaar mil gil jal neevaan chalandaa |

Becoming thousands of currents when it rains, water in thousand streams flows towards the lower places.

ਡੋਬੈ ਡਬੈ ਅਗਰ ਨੋ ਆਪੁ ਛਡਿ ਪੁਤ ਪੈਜ ਰਖੰਦਾ ।
ddobai ddabai agar no aap chhadd put paij rakhandaa |

Wood of agar tree is drowned but repudiating ego, water saves the honour of its son, wood of the tree [in fact agar(eaglewood) floats under water surface].

ਤਰਿ ਡੁਬੈ ਡੁਬਾ ਤਰੈ ਜਿਣਿ ਹਾਰੈ ਹਾਰੈ ਸੁ ਜਿਣੰਦਾ ।
tar ddubai ddubaa tarai jin haarai haarai su jinandaa |

He who goes on swimming upon the water (of love) may be understood as drowned and he who drowns in love, may be considered as having swum across.

ਉਲਟਾ ਖੇਲੁ ਪਿਰੰਮ ਦਾ ਪੈਰਾਂ ਉਪਰਿ ਸੀਸੁ ਨਿਵੰਦਾ ।
aulattaa khel piram daa pairaan upar sees nivandaa |

Similarly, winner in the world loses and becoming detached and the loser, one wins (ultimately).

ਆਪਹੁ ਕਿਸੈ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ਮੰਦਾ ।੧੨।
aapahu kisai na jaanai mandaa |12|

Inverse is the tradition of love which makes the head bow to the feet. The altruist Sikh considers none as the bad or the worse.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੩
paurree 13

ਧਰਤੀ ਪੈਰਾਂ ਹੇਠਿ ਹੈ ਧਰਤੀ ਹੇਠਿ ਵਸੰਦਾ ਪਾਣੀ ।
dharatee pairaan hetth hai dharatee hetth vasandaa paanee |

The earth is under our feet but under the earth is water.

ਪਾਣੀ ਚਲੈ ਨੀਵਾਣੁ ਨੋ ਨਿਰਮਲੁ ਸੀਤਲੁ ਸੁਧੁ ਪਰਾਣੀ ।
paanee chalai neevaan no niramal seetal sudh paraanee |

Water flows downward and makes others cool and clean.

ਬਹੁ ਰੰਗੀ ਇਕ ਰੰਗੁ ਹੈ ਸਭਨਾਂ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਇਕੋ ਜਾਣੀ ।
bahu rangee ik rang hai sabhanaan andar iko jaanee |

Mixed with various colours it assumes those colours but in itself it is colourless common to all.

ਤਤਾ ਹੋਵੈ ਧੁਪ ਵਿਚਿ ਛਾਵੈ ਠੰਢਾ ਵਿਰਤੀ ਹਾਣੀ ।
tataa hovai dhup vich chhaavai tthandtaa viratee haanee |

It becomes hot in the sun and cool in the shade, that is it acts in consonance with its companions (sun and shade).

ਤਪਦਾ ਪਰਉਪਕਾਰ ਨੋ ਠੰਢੇ ਪਰਉਪਕਾਰ ਵਿਹਾਣੀ ।
tapadaa praupakaar no tthandte praupakaar vihaanee |

Whethger hot or cold its purpose always is other's good.

ਅਗਨਿ ਬੁਝਾਏ ਤਪਤਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਠੰਢਾ ਹੋਵੈ ਬਿਲਮੁ ਨ ਆਣੀ ।
agan bujhaae tapat vich tthandtaa hovai bilam na aanee |

Though itself warm it extinguishes the fire and takes no time to get cold again.

ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖੀ ਦੀ ਏਹੁ ਨੀਸਾਣੀ ।੧੩।
gur sikhee dee ehu neesaanee |13|

These are the virtuous marks of the Sikh culture.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੪
paurree 14

ਪਾਣੀ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਧਰਤਿ ਹੈ ਧਰਤੀ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਪਾਣੀ ਵਸੈ ।
paanee andar dharat hai dharatee andar paanee vasai |

Earth is in water and in the earth also is water.

ਧਰਤੀ ਰੰਗੁ ਨ ਰੰਗ ਸਭ ਧਰਤੀ ਸਾਉ ਨ ਸਭ ਰਸ ਰਸੈ ।
dharatee rang na rang sabh dharatee saau na sabh ras rasai |

Earth has no colour yet it has all colours (in the form of different vegetation) in it.

ਧਰਤੀ ਗੰਧੁ ਨ ਗੰਧ ਬਹੁ ਧਰਤਿ ਨ ਰੂਪ ਅਨੂਪ ਤਰਸੈ ।
dharatee gandh na gandh bahu dharat na roop anoop tarasai |

Earth has no taste yet all the tastes are contained in it.

ਜੇਹਾ ਬੀਜੈ ਸੋ ਲੁਣੈ ਕਰਮਿ ਭੂਮਿ ਸਭ ਕੋਈ ਦਸੈ ।
jehaa beejai so lunai karam bhoom sabh koee dasai |

No smell is there in the earth, yet all the fragrances reside in it.

ਚੰਦਨ ਲੇਪੁ ਨ ਲੇਪੁ ਹੈ ਕਰਿ ਮਲ ਮੂਤ ਕਸੂਤੁ ਨ ਧਸੈ ।
chandan lep na lep hai kar mal moot kasoot na dhasai |

Earth is a field for actions; here one reaps what one sows.

ਵੁਠੇ ਮੀਹ ਜਮਾਇਦੇ ਡਵਿ ਲਗੈ ਅੰਗੂਰੁ ਵਿਗਸੈ ।
vutthe meeh jamaaeide ddav lagai angoor vigasai |

Plastered with sandal paste, it does not get attached to it and fouled up by creatures' excreta it does not sink with anger and shame.

ਦੁਖਿ ਨ ਰੋਵੈ ਸੁਖਿ ਨ ਹਸੈ ।੧੪।
dukh na rovai sukh na hasai |14|

After rains people sow corn in it and even after (getting heat) fire new seedlings sprout from it. It does not wail in suffering nor laughs in pleasure.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੫
paurree 15

ਪਿਛਲ ਰਾਤੀਂ ਜਾਗਣਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਦਾਨੁ ਇਸਨਾਨੁ ਦਿੜਾਏ ।
pichhal raateen jaaganaa naam daan isanaan dirraae |

The Sikh awakes in the pre-dawn hour and meditating upon Nan, he becomes alert for ablution and charity.

ਮਿਠਾ ਬੋਲਣੁ ਨਿਵ ਚਲਣੁ ਹਥਹੁ ਦੇ ਕੈ ਭਲਾ ਮਨਾਏ ।
mitthaa bolan niv chalan hathahu de kai bhalaa manaae |

He speaks sweetly, moves humbly and giving away something by his hands for the well being of others feels happy.

ਥੋੜਾ ਸਵਣਾ ਖਾਵਣਾ ਥੋੜਾ ਬੋਲਨੁ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਪਾਏ ।
thorraa savanaa khaavanaa thorraa bolan guramat paae |

Sleeping and eating maderately he, according to the teachings of the Guru, also does not speak much.

ਘਾਲਿ ਖਾਇ ਸੁਕ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਕਰੈ ਵਡਾ ਹੋਇ ਨ ਆਪੁ ਗਣਾਏ ।
ghaal khaae sukrit karai vaddaa hoe na aap ganaae |

He toils to earn, performs good deeds and though being great never gets his greatness noticed.

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਗਾਂਵਦੇ ਰਾਤਿ ਦਿਹੈਂ ਨਿਤ ਚਲਿ ਚਲਿ ਜਾਏ ।
saadhasangat mil gaanvade raat dihain nit chal chal jaae |

Walking for day and night he reaches where Gurbant is sung in the congregation.

ਸਬਦ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਪਰਚਾ ਕਰੈ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਪਰਚੈ ਮਨੁ ਪਰਚਾਏ ।
sabad surat parachaa karai satigur parachai man parachaae |

He keeps his consciousness merged in the Word and maintains in the mind love for the true Guru.

ਆਸਾ ਵਿਚਿ ਨਿਰਾਸੁ ਵਲਾਏ ।੧੫।
aasaa vich niraas valaae |15|

Amid hopes and desires, he remains detached.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੬
paurree 16

ਗੁਰ ਚੇਲਾ ਚੇਲਾ ਗੁਰੂ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖ ਸੁਣਿ ਗੁਰਸਿਖੁ ਸਦਾਵੈ ।
gur chelaa chelaa guroo gur sikh sun gurasikh sadaavai |

Having listened to the teachings of the Guru the disciple and the Guru become one (in form and spirit).

ਇਕ ਮਨਿ ਇਕੁ ਅਰਾਧਣਾ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਵਰਜਿ ਰਹਾਵੈ ।
eik man ik araadhanaa baahar jaandaa varaj rahaavai |

He with single mind adores the one Lord and keeps his straying mind under control.

ਹੁਕਮੀ ਬੰਦਾ ਹੋਇ ਕੈ ਖਸਮੈ ਦਾ ਭਾਣਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਵੈ ।
hukamee bandaa hoe kai khasamai daa bhaanaa tis bhaavai |

He becomes obedient servant of the lord and loves His will and command.

ਮੁਰਦਾ ਹੋਇ ਮੁਰੀਦ ਸੋਇ ਕੋ ਵਿਰਲਾ ਗੁਰਿ ਗੋਰਿ ਸਮਾਵੈ ।
muradaa hoe mureed soe ko viralaa gur gor samaavai |

Any rare Sikh becoming disciple be a dead person enters the guru-grave.

ਪੈਰੀ ਪੈ ਪਾ ਖਾਕੁ ਹੋਇ ਪੈਰਾਂ ਉਪਰਿ ਸੀਸੁ ਧਰਾਵੈ ।
pairee pai paa khaak hoe pairaan upar sees dharaavai |

Falling on the feet and becoming dust of the feet, he reposes his head on the feet of the Guru.

ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਏ ਆਪੁ ਹੋਇ ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਉ ਨ ਨਦਰੀ ਆਵੈ ।
aap gavaae aap hoe doojaa bhaau na nadaree aavai |

Becoming one with Him he loses his ego and now the sense of duality is nowhere visible with him.

ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖੀ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖੁ ਕਮਾਵੈ ।੧੬।
gur sikhee gur sikh kamaavai |16|

Such an accomplishment is had only by Sikh of the Guru.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੭
paurree 17

ਤੇ ਵਿਰਲੇ ਸੈਂਸਾਰ ਵਿਚਿ ਦਰਸਨ ਜੋਤਿ ਪਤੰਗ ਮਿਲੰਦੇ ।
te virale sainsaar vich darasan jot patang milande |

Rare are those people who like a moth rush toward the flame of the glimpse (of the Lord).

ਤੇ ਵਿਰਲੇ ਸੈਂਸਾਰ ਵਿਚਿ ਸਬਦ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਹੋਇ ਮਿਰਗ ਮਰੰਦੇ ।
te virale sainsaar vich sabad surat hoe mirag marande |

They are also rare in the world who merging their consciousness in the Word die like a deer.

ਤੇ ਵਿਰਲੇ ਸੈਂਸਾਰ ਵਿਚਿ ਚਰਣ ਕਵਲ ਹੁਇ ਭਵਰ ਵਸੰਦੇ ।
te virale sainsaar vich charan kaval hue bhavar vasande |

Rare are they in this world who like black bee adore lotus feet of the Guru.

ਤੇ ਵਿਰਲੇ ਸੈਂਸਾਰ ਵਿਚਿ ਪਿਰਮ ਸਨੇਹੀ ਮੀਨ ਤਰੰਦੇ ।
te virale sainsaar vich piram sanehee meen tarande |

Rare are (the Sikhs) in the world who becoming full of love swim like fish.

ਤੇ ਵਿਰਲੇ ਸੈਂਸਾਰ ਵਿਚਿ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖ ਸੇਵ ਕਰੰਦੇ ।
te virale sainsaar vich gur sikh gur sikh sev karande |

Such Sikhs of the Guru are also rare who serve other Sikhs of the Guru.

ਭੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਜੰਮਨਿ ਭੈ ਰਹਨਿ ਭੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਮਰਿ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖ ਜੀਵੰਦੇ ।
bhai vich jaman bhai rahan bhai vich mar gur sikh jeevande |

Taking birth and sustaining in His order (fear), the Sikhs of the Guru who die while alive (are also rare).

ਗੁਰਮੁਖ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਪਿਰਮੁ ਚਖੰਦੇ ।੧੭।
guramukh sukh fal piram chakhande |17|

Thus becoming gurmukhs they taste the fruit of joy.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੮
paurree 18

ਲਖ ਜਪ ਤਪ ਲਖ ਸੰਜਮਾਂ ਹੋਮ ਜਗ ਲਖ ਵਰਤ ਕਰੰਦੇ ।
lakh jap tap lakh sanjamaan hom jag lakh varat karande |

Millions of recitations, disciplines, continences, burnt oblations and fasts are performed.

ਲਖ ਤੀਰਥ ਲਖ ਊਲਖਾ ਲਖ ਪੁਰੀਆ ਲਖ ਪੁਰਬ ਲਗੰਦੇ ।
lakh teerath lakh aoolakhaa lakh pureea lakh purab lagande |

Millions of holy journeys, charities are undertaken and millions of holy occasions are celebrated.

ਦੇਵੀ ਦੇਵਲ ਦੇਹੁਰੇ ਲਖ ਪੁਜਾਰੀ ਪੂਜ ਕਰੰਦੇ ।
devee deval dehure lakh pujaaree pooj karande |

In the abodes of goddesses, and the temples, millions of priests perform worship.

ਜਲ ਥਲ ਮਹੀਅਲ ਭਰਮਦੇ ਕਰਮ ਧਰਮ ਲਖ ਫੇਰਿ ਫਿਰੰਦੇ ।
jal thal maheeal bharamade karam dharam lakh fer firande |

Moving on earth and in the sky, millions practitioners of dharma-oriented activities run hither and thither.

ਲਖ ਪਰਬਤ ਵਣ ਖੰਡ ਲਖ ਲਖ ਉਦਾਸੀ ਹੋਇ ਭਵੰਦੇ ।
lakh parabat van khandd lakh lakh udaasee hoe bhavande |

Millions of people becoming unconcerned with worldy affairs go on moving in the mountains and forests.

ਅਗਨੀ ਅੰਗੁ ਜਲਾਇਂਦੇ ਲਖ ਹਿਮੰਚਲਿ ਜਾਇ ਗਲੰਦੇ ।
aganee ang jalaaeinde lakh himanchal jaae galande |

Millions are there who die by burning themselves and millions are there who die by freezing themselves In the snowy mountains.

ਗੁਰ ਸਿਖੀ ਸੁਖੁ ਤਿਲੁ ਨ ਲਹੰਦੇ ।੧੮।
gur sikhee sukh til na lahande |18|

But they all cannot take even a fraction of joy ,Attainable in the life of a Sikh of the Guru.

ਪਉੜੀ ੧੯
paurree 19

ਚਾਰਿ ਵਰਣ ਕਰਿ ਵਰਤਿਆ ਵਰਨੁ ਚਿਹਨੁ ਕਿਹੁ ਨਦਰਿ ਨ ਆਇਆ ।
chaar varan kar varatiaa varan chihan kihu nadar na aaeaa |

That Lord is diffused in all the four varnas, but , His own colour and mark are imperceptible.

ਛਿਅ ਦਰਸਨੁ ਭੇਖਧਾਰੀਆਂ ਦਰਸਨ ਵਿਚਿ ਨ ਦਰਸਨੁ ਪਾਇਆ ।
chhia darasan bhekhadhaareean darasan vich na darasan paaeaa |

The followers of the six philosophical orders (of India) could not see Him in their philosophies.

ਸੰਨਿਆਸੀ ਦਸ ਨਾਵ ਧਰਿ ਨਾਉ ਗਣਾਇ ਨ ਨਾਉ ਧਿਆਇਆ ।
saniaasee das naav dhar naau ganaae na naau dhiaaeaa |

Sannyasis giving ten names to their sects, counted His many names but donnot contemplate the Nam.

ਰਾਵਲ ਬਾਰਹ ਪੰਥ ਕਰਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖ ਪੰਥੁ ਨ ਅਲਖੁ ਲਖਾਇਆ ।
raaval baarah panth kar guramukh panth na alakh lakhaaeaa |

Ravals (yogis) made their twelve sects but the imperceptible way of the gurmukhs could not be known by them.

ਬਹੁ ਰੂਪੀ ਬਹੁ ਰੂਪੀਏ ਰੂਪ ਨ ਰੇਖ ਨ ਲੇਖੁ ਮਿਟਾਇਆ ।
bahu roopee bahu roopee roop na rekh na lekh mittaaeaa |

The mimics assumed many forms but even then they could not wipe out the writ (inscribed by the Lord) i.e. they could not attain liberation from transmigration.

ਮਿਲਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਚਲਦੇ ਸੰਗ ਲਖ ਸਾਧੂ ਸੰਗਿ ਨ ਰੰਗ ਰੰਗਾਇਆ ।
mil mil chalade sang lakh saadhoo sang na rang rangaaeaa |

Though millions of people move jointly creating various leagues and sects but they also could not dye their minds in the (steadfast) colour of holy congregation.

ਵਿਣ ਗੁਰੁ ਪੂਰੇ ਮੋਹੇ ਮਾਇਆ ।੧੯।
vin gur poore mohe maaeaa |19|

Without the perfect Guru, they all are infatuated by maya.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੦
paurree 20

ਕਿਰਸਾਣੀ ਕਿਰਸਾਣ ਕਰਿ ਖੇਤ ਬੀਜਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਨ ਲਹੰਦੇ ।
kirasaanee kirasaan kar khet beej sukh fal na lahande |

Farmers even having done their farming donot attain the fruit of spiritual Leasure.

ਵਣਜੁ ਕਰਨਿ ਵਾਪਾਰੀਏ ਲੈ ਲਾਹਾ ਨਿਜ ਘਰਿ ਨ ਵਸੰਦੇ ।
vanaj karan vaapaaree lai laahaa nij ghar na vasande |

The traders engaged in profitable trading donot remain stablized theirselves.

ਚਾਕਰ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਚਾਕਰੀ ਹਉਮੈ ਮਾਰਿ ਨ ਸੁਲਹ ਕਰੰਦੇ ।
chaakar kar kar chaakaree haumai maar na sulah karande |

The servants go on doing their jobs but not eschewing ego Alley donot meet the Lord.

ਪੁੰਨ ਦਾਨ ਚੰਗਿਆਈਆਂ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਤਬ ਥਿਰੁ ਨ ਰਹੰਦੇ ।
pun daan changiaaeean kar kar karatab thir na rahande |

People, despite their virtues and charities and .even performing many duties donot remain stablized.

ਰਾਜੇ ਪਰਜੇ ਹੋਇ ਕੈ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਵਾਦੁ ਨ ਪਾਰਿ ਪਵੰਦੇ ।
raaje paraje hoe kai kar kar vaad na paar pavande |

Becoming rulers And subjects, people undertake many quarrels but donot go across the world wean.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਸੁਣਿ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖ ਹੋਇ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਕਰਿ ਮੇਲ ਮਿਲੰਦੇ ।
gurasikh sun gur sikh hoe saadhasangat kar mel milande |

Sikhs of the Guru, adopt teachings of the Guru, and joining the holy congregation attain that supreme Lord.

ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਚਲਦੇ ਵਿਰਲੇ ਬੰਦੇ ।੨੦।
guramat chalade virale bande |20|

Only rare ones behave in accordance with the wisdom of the Guru, the Gurmati.

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੧
paurree 21

ਗੁੰਗਾ ਗਾਵਿ ਨ ਜਾਣਈ ਬੋਲਾ ਸੁਣੈ ਨ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਆਣੈ ।
gungaa gaav na jaanee bolaa sunai na andar aanai |

The dumb person cannot sing and the deaf cannot hear so that nothing enters their understanding.

ਅੰਨ੍ਹੈ ਦਿਸਿ ਨ ਆਵਈ ਰਾਤਿ ਅਨ੍ਹੇਰੀ ਘਰੁ ਨ ਸਿਾਣੈ ।
anhai dis na aavee raat anheree ghar na siaanai |

The blind cannot see and in the dark and he cannot identify the house (he lives in).

ਚਲਿ ਨ ਸਕੈ ਪਿੰਗੁਲਾ ਲੂਲ੍ਹਾ ਗਲਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਹੇਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ।
chal na sakai pingulaa loolhaa gal mil het na jaanai |

A cripple cannot keep pace and a handicapped cannot embrace to show his love.

ਸੰਢਿ ਸਪੁਤੀ ਨ ਥੀਐ ਖੁਸਰੇ ਨਾਲਿ ਨ ਰਲੀਆਂ ਮਾਣੈ ।
sandt saputee na theeai khusare naal na raleean maanai |

A barren woman cannot have a son, nor can she enjoy coition with a eunuch.

ਜਣਿ ਜਣਿ ਪੁਤਾਂ ਮਾਈਆਂ ਲਾਡਲੇ ਨਾਂਵ ਧਰੇਨਿ ਧਿਙਾਣੈ ।
jan jan putaan maaeean laaddale naanv dharen dhingaanai |

The mothers giving births to their sons give them pet names lovingly (but mere good names cannot make a good man).

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਿਣੁ ਸੂਰਜੁ ਜੋਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਇ ਟਟਾਣੈ ।
gurasikhee satiguroo vin sooraj jot na hoe ttattaanai |

Sikh life without the true Guru is impossible as a glow worm cannot enlighten the sun.

ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦੁ ਵਖਾਣੈ ।੨੧।
saadhasangat gur sabad vakhaanai |21|

In the holy congretation the word of the Guru is explained (and the jiv cultivates understanding).

ਪਉੜੀ ੨੨
paurree 22

ਲਖ ਧਿਆਨ ਸਮਾਧਿ ਲਾਇ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਰੂਪਿ ਨ ਅਪੜਿ ਸਕੈ ।
lakh dhiaan samaadh laae guramukh roop na aparr sakai |

Millions of meditational postures and concentrations cannot equal the form of the gurmukh.

ਲਖ ਗਿਆਨ ਵਖਾਣਿ ਕਰ ਸਬਦ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਉਡਾਰੀ ਥਕੈ ।
lakh giaan vakhaan kar sabad surat uddaaree thakai |

Millions got tired with learning and elaborations and with flights of consciousness to reach the divine Word.

ਬੁਧਿ ਬਲ ਬਚਨ ਬਿਬੇਕ ਲਖ ਢਹਿ ਢਹਿ ਪਵਨਿ ਪਿਰਮ ਦਰਿ ਧਕੈ ।
budh bal bachan bibek lakh dteh dteh pavan piram dar dhakai |

Millions of people using their intellect and powers talk of discerning wisdom but they fall and stagger, and, at the door of the Lord they get jolts and blows.

ਜੋਗ ਭੋਗ ਬੈਰਾਗ ਲਖ ਸਹਿ ਨ ਸਕਹਿ ਗੁਣ ਵਾਸੁ ਮਹਕੈ ।
jog bhog bairaag lakh seh na sakeh gun vaas mahakai |

Millions of yogis, pleasure seekers and recluses cannot bear the passions and fragrance of the three qualities of nature (sattv, rajas and tamas).

ਲਖ ਅਚਰਜ ਅਚਰਜ ਹੋਇ ਅਬਿਗਤਿ ਗਤਿ ਅਬਿਗਤਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਅਕੈ ।
lakh acharaj acharaj hoe abigat gat abigat vich akai |

Millions of wonderstruck people have got tired of the unmanifest nature of the unmanifest Lord.

ਵਿਸਮਾਦੀ ਵਿਸਮਾਦੁ ਲਖ ਅਕਥ ਕਥਾ ਵਿਚਿ ਸਹਮਿ ਸਹਕੈ ।
visamaadee visamaad lakh akath kathaa vich saham sahakai |

Millions are awe-struck, with the ineffable story of that wondrous Lord.

ਗੁਰਸਿਖੀ ਦੈ ਅਖਿ ਫਰਕੈ ।੨੨।੨੮। ਅਠਾਈ ।
gurasikhee dai akh farakai |22|28| atthaaee |

They all are equal to the delight of one moment of the life of a Sikh of the Guru.


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