Lust, anger, egotism, jealousy and desire are eliminated by chanting the Name of the Lord.
The merits of cleansing baths, charity, penance, purity and good deeds, are obtained by enshrining the Lotus Feet of God within the heart.
The Lord is my Friend, my Very Best Friend, Companion and Relative. God is the Sustenance of the soul, the Support of the breath of life.
I have grasped the Shelter and Support of my All-powerful Lord and Master; slave Nanak is forever a sacrifice to Him. ||9||
Weapons cannot cut that person who delights in the love of the Lord's Lotus Feet.
Ropes cannot bind that person whose mind is pierced through by the Vision of the Lord's Way.
Fire cannot burn that person who is attached to the dust of the feet of the Lord's humble servant.
Water cannot drown that person whose feet walk on the Lord's Path.
O Nanak, diseases, faults, sinful mistakes and emotional attachment are pierced by the Arrow of the Name. ||1||10||
People are engaged in making all sorts of efforts; they contemplate the various aspects of the six Shaastras.
Rubbing ashes all over their bodies, they wander around at the various sacred shrines of pilgrimage; they fast until their bodies are emaciated, and braid their hair into tangled messes.
Without devotional worship of the Lord, they all suffer in pain, caught in the tangled web of their love.
They perform worship ceremonies, draw ritual marks on their bodies, cook their own food fanatically, and make pompous shows of themselves in all sorts of ways. ||2||11||20||
Swaiyas In Praise Of The First Mehl:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
Meditate single-mindedly on the Primal Lord God, the Bestower of blessings.
He is the Helper and Support of the Saints, manifest forever.
Grasp His Feet and enshrine them in your heart.
Then, let us sing the Glorious Praises of the most exalted Guru Nanak. ||1||
I sing the Glorious Praises of the most exalted Guru Nanak, the Ocean of peace, the Eradicator of sins, the sacred pool of the Shabad, the Word of God.
The beings of deep and profound understanding, oceans of wisdom, sing of Him; the Yogis and wandering hermits meditate on Him.
Indra and devotees like Prahlaad, who know the joy of the soul, sing of Him.
KAL the poet sings the Sublime Praises of Guru Nanak, who enjoys mastery of Raja Yoga, the Yoga of meditation and success. ||2||
King Janak and the great Yogic heroes of the Lord's Way, sing the Praises of the All-powerful Primal Being, filled with the sublime essence of the Lord.
Sanak and Brahma's sons, the Saadhus and Siddhas, the silent sages and humble servants of the Lord sing the Praises of Guru Nanak, who cannot be deceived by the great deceiver.
Dhoma the seer and Dhroo, whose realm is unmoving, sing the Glorious Praises of Guru Nanak, who knows the ecstasy of loving devotional worship.
KAL the poet sings the Sublime Praises of Guru Nanak, who enjoys mastery of Raja Yoga. ||3||
Kapila and the other Yogis sing of Guru Nanak. He is the Avataar, the Incarnation of the Infinite Lord.
Parasraam the son of Jamdagan, whose axe and powers were taken away by Raghuvira, sing of Him.
Udho, Akrur and Bidur sing the Glorious Praises of Guru Nanak, who knows the Lord, the Soul of All.
KAL the poet sings the Sublime Praises of Guru Nanak, who enjoys mastery of Raja Yoga. ||4||