We are saved by following those, O Beloved, who seek the Sanctuary of the True Lord. ||2||
He thinks that his food is so sweet, O Beloved, but it makes his body ill.
It turns out to be bitter, O Beloved, and it produces only sadness.
The Lord leads him astray in the enjoyment of pleasures, O Beloved, and so his sense of separation does not depart.
Those who meet the Guru are saved, O Beloved; this is their pre-ordained destiny. ||3||
He is filled with longing for Maya, O Beloved, and so the Lord does not ever come into his mind.
Those who forget You, O Supreme Lord Master, their bodies turn to dust.
They cry out and scream horribly, O Beloved, but their torment does not end.
Those who meet the Guru, and reform themselves, O Beloved, their capital remains intact. ||4||
As far as possible, do not associate with the faithless cynics, O Beloved.
Meeting with them, the Lord is forgotten, O Beloved, and you rise and depart with a blackened face.
The self-willed manmukh finds no rest or shelter, O Beloved; in the Court of the Lord, they are punished.
Those who meet with the Guru, and reform themselves, O Beloved, their affairs are resolved. ||5||
One may have thousands of clever tricks and techniques of austere self-discipline, O Beloved, but not even one of them will go with him.
Those who turn their backs on the Lord of the Universe, O Beloved, their families are stained with disgrace.
They do not realize that they do have Him , O Beloved; falsehood will not go with them.
Those who meet with the True Guru, O Beloved, dwell upon the True Name. ||6||
When the Lord casts His Glance of Grace, O Beloved, one is blessed with Truth, contentment, wisdom and meditation.
Night and day, he sings the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises, O Beloved, totally filled with Ambrosial Nectar.
He crosses over the sea of pain, O Beloved, and swims across the terrifying world-ocean.
One who is pleasing to His Will, He unites with Himself, O Beloved; he is forever true. ||7||
The all-powerful Divine Lord is compassionate, O Beloved; He is the Support of His devotees.
I seek His Sanctuary, O Beloved; He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts.
He has adorned me in this world and the next, O Beloved; He has placed the Emblem of Truth upon my forehead.
I shall never forget that God, O Beloved; Nanak is forever a sacrifice to Him. ||8||2||
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl, Second House, Ashtpadheeyaa:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
They read scriptures, and contemplate the Vedas; they practice the inner cleansing techniques of Yoga, and control of the breath.
But they cannot escape from the company of the five passions; they are increasingly bound to egotism. ||1||
O Beloved, this is not the way to meet the Lord; I have performed these rituals so many times.
I have collapsed, exhausted, at the Door of my Lord Master; I pray that He may grant me a discerning intellect. ||Pause||
One may remain silent and use his hands as begging bowls, and wander naked in the forest.
He may make pilgrimages to river banks and sacred shrines all over the world, but his sense of duality will not leave him. ||2||