He Himself grants His Grace;
O Nanak, that selfless servant lives the Guru's Teachings. ||2||
One who obeys the Guru's Teachings one hundred per cent
that selfless servant comes to know the state of the Transcendent Lord.
The True Guru's Heart is filled with the Name of the Lord.
So many times, I am a sacrifice to the Guru.
He is the treasure of everything, the Giver of life.
Twenty-four hours a day, He is imbued with the Love of the Supreme Lord God.
The servant is in God, and God is in the servant.
He Himself is One - there is no doubt about this.
By thousands of clever tricks, He is not found.
O Nanak, such a Guru is obtained by the greatest good fortune. ||3||
Blessed is His Darshan; receiving it, one is purified.
Touching His Feet, one's conduct and lifestyle become pure.
Abiding in His Company, one chants the Lord's Praise,
and reaches the Court of the Supreme Lord God.
Listening to His Teachings, one's ears are satisfied.
The mind is contented, and the soul is fulfilled.
The Guru is perfect; His Teachings are everlasting.
Beholding His Ambrosial Glance, one becomes saintly.
Endless are His virtuous qualities; His worth cannot be appraised.
O Nanak, one who pleases Him is united with Him. ||4||
The tongue is one, but His Praises are many.
The True Lord, of perfect perfection
- no speech can take the mortal to Him.
God is Inaccessible, Incomprehensible, balanced in the state of Nirvaanaa.
He is not sustained by food; He has no hatred or vengeance; He is the Giver of peace.
No one can estimate His worth.
Countless devotees continually bow in reverence to Him.
In their hearts, they meditate on His Lotus Feet.
Nanak is forever a sacrifice to the True Guru;
by His Grace, he meditates on God. ||5||
Only a few obtain this ambrosial essence of the Lord's Name.
Drinking in this Nectar, one becomes immortal.
That person whose mind is illuminated
By the treasure of excellence, never dies.
Twenty-four hours a day, he takes the Name of the Lord.
The Lord gives true instruction to His servant.
He is not polluted by emotional attachment to Maya.
In his mind, he cherishes the One Lord, Har, Har.
In the pitch darkness, a lamp shines forth.
O Nanak, doubt, emotional attachment and pain are erased. ||6||
In the burning heat, a soothing coolness prevails.
Happiness ensues and pain departs, O Siblings of Destiny.
The fear of birth and death is dispelled,
by the perfect Teachings of the Holy Saint.
Fear is lifted, and one abides in fearlessness.
All evils are dispelled from the mind.
He takes us into His favor as His own.
In the Company of the Holy, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
Stability is attained; doubt and wandering cease,
O Nanak, listening with one's ears to the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. ||7||
He Himself is absolute and unrelated; He Himself is also involved and related.
Manifesting His power, He fascinates the entire world.
God Himself sets His play in motion.
Only He Himself can estimate His worth.
There is none, other than the Lord.
Permeating all, He is the One.
Through and through, He pervades in form and color.
He is revealed in the Company of the Holy.