So speaks NALL the poet: touching the Philosopher's Stone, glass is transformed into gold, and the sandalwood tree imparts its fragrance to other trees; meditating in remembrance on the Lord, I am transformed.
Seeing His Door, I am rid of sexual desire and anger. I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice, to the True Name, O my True Guru. ||3||
Guru Raam Daas was blessed with the Throne of Raja Yoga.
First, Guru Nanak illuminated the world, like the full moon, and filled it with bliss. To carry humanity across, He bestowed His Radiance.
He blessed Guru Angad with the treasure of spiritual wisdom, and the Unspoken Speech; He overcame the five demons and the fear of the Messenger of Death.
The Great and True Guru, Guru Amar Daas, has preserved honor in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga. Seeing His Lotus Feet, sin and evil are destroyed.
When His mind was totally satisfied in every way, when He was totally pleased, He bestowed upon Guru Raam Daas the Throne of Raja Yoga. ||4||
He established the earth, the sky and the air, the water of the oceans, fire and food.
He created the moon, the starts and the sun, night and day and mountains; he blessed the trees with flowers and fruits.
He created the gods, human beings and the seven seas; He established the three worlds.
Guru Amar Daas was blessed with the Light of the One Name, the True Name of the Lord. ||1||5||
Glass is transformed into gold, listening to the Word of the Guru's Shabad.
Poison is transformed into ambrosial nectar, speaking the Name of the True Guru.
Iron is transformed into jewels, when the True Guru bestows His Glance of Grace.
Stones are transformed into emeralds, when the mortal chants and contemplates the spiritual wisdom of the Guru.
The True Guru transforms ordinary wood into sandalwood, eradicating the pains of poverty.
Whoever touches the Feet of the True Guru, is transformed from a beast and a ghost into an angelic being. ||2||6||
One who has the Guru on his side - how could he be proud of his wealth?
One who has the Guru on his side - what would hundreds of thousands of supporters do for him?
One who has the Guru on his side, does not depend on anyone else for spiritual wisdom and meditation.
One who has the Guru on his side contemplates the Shabad and the Teachings, and abides in the Home of Truth.
The Lord's humble slave and poet utters this prayer: whoever chants to the Guru night and day,
whoever enshrines the Name of the Guru within his heart, is rid of both birth and death. ||3||7||
Without the Guru, there is utter darkness; without the Guru, understanding does not come.
Without the Guru, there is no intuitive awareness or success; without the Guru, there is no liberation.
So make Him your Guru, and contemplate the Truth; make Him your Guru, O my mind.
Make Him your Guru, who is embellished and exalted in the Word of the Shabad; all your sins shall be washed away.
So speaks NALL the poet: with your eyes, make Him your Guru; with the words you speak, make Him your Guru, your True Guru.
Those who have not seen the Guru, who have not made Him their Guru, are useless in this world. ||4||8||
Dwell upon the Guru, the Guru, the Guru, O my mind.