The Primal Lord is everywhere, immaculate and all-knowing.
He administers justice, and is absorbed in the spiritual wisdom of the Guru.
He seizes sexual desire and anger by their necks, and kills them; He eradicates egotism and greed. ||6||
In the True Place, the Formless Lord abides.
Whoever understands his own self, contemplates the Word of the Shabad.
He comes to abide deep within the True Mansion of His Presence, and his comings and goings are ended. ||7||
His mind does not waver, and he is not buffeted by the winds of desire.
Such a Yogi vibrates the unstruck sound current of the Shabad.
God Himself plays the pure music of the Panch Shabad, the five primal sounds to hear. ||8||
In the Fear of God, in detachment, one intuitively merges into the Lord.
Renouncing egotism, he is imbued with the unstruck sound current.
With the ointment of enlightenment, the Immaculate Lord is known; the Immaculate Lord King is pervading everywhere. ||9||
God is eternal and imperishable; He is the Destroyer of pain and fear.
He cures the disease, and cuts away the noose of death.
O Nanak, the Lord God is the Destroyer of fear; meeting the Guru, the Lord God is found. ||10||
One who knows the Immaculate Lord chews up death.
One who understands karma, realizes the Word of the Shabad.
He Himself knows, and He Himself realizes. This whole world is all His play. ||11||
He Himself is the Banker, and He Himself is the Merchant.
The Appraiser Himself appraises.
He Himself tests upon His Touchstone, and He Himself estimates the value. ||12||
God Himself, the Merciful Lord, grants His Grace.
The Gardener pervades and permeates each and every heart.
The pure, primal, detached Lord abides within all. The Guru, the Lord Incarnate, leads us to meet the Lord God. ||13||
God is wise and all-knowing; He purges men of their pride.
Eradicating duality, the One Lord reveals Himself.
Such a being remains unattached amidst hope, singing the Praise of the Immaculate Lord, who has no ancestry. ||14||
Eradicating egotism, he obtains the peace of the Shabad.
He alone is spiritually wise, who contemplates his own self.
O Nanak, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, the true profit is obtained; in the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, the fruit of Truth is obtained. ||15||2||19||
Maaroo, First Mehl:
Speak the Truth, and remain in the home of Truth.
Remain dead while yet alive, and cross over the terrifying world-ocean.
The Guru is the boat, the ship, the raft; meditating on the Lord in your mind, you shall be carried across to the other side. ||1||
Eliminating egotism, possessiveness and greed,
one is liberated from the nine gates, and obtains a place in the Tenth Gate.
Lofty and high, the farthest of the far and infinite, He created Himself. ||2||
Receiving the Guru's Teachings, and lovingly attuned to the Lord, one crosses over.
Singing the Praises of the absolute Lord, why should anyone be afraid of death?
Wherever I look, I see only You; I do not sing of any other at all. ||3||
True is the Lord's Name, and True is His Sanctuary.
True is the Word of the Guru's Shabad, grasping it, one is carries across.
Speaking the Unspoken, one sees the Infinite Lord, and then, he does not have to enter the womb of reincarnation again. ||4||
Without the Truth, no one finds sincerity or contentment.
Without the Guru, no one is liberated; coming and going in reincarnation continue.
Chanting the Mool Mantra, and the Name of the Lord, the source of nectar, says Nanak, I have found the Perfect Lord. ||5||