He alone understands, whom the Lord inspires to understand. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, one is liberated.
O Nanak, the Emancipator emancipates one who drives out egotism and duality. ||25||
The self-willed manmukhs are deluded, under the shadow of death.
They look into the homes of others, and lose.
The manmukhs are confused by doubt, wandering in the wilderness.
Having lost their way, they are plundered; they chant their mantras at cremation grounds.
They do not think of the Shabad; instead, they utter obscenities.
O Nanak, those who are attuned to the Truth know peace. ||26||
The Gurmukh lives in the Fear of God, the True Lord.
Through the Word of the Guru's Bani, the Gurmukh refines the unrefined.
The Gurmukh sings the immaculate, Glorious Praises of the Lord.
The Gurmukh attains the supreme, sanctified status.
The Gurmukh meditates on the Lord with every hair of his body.
O Nanak, the Gurmukh merges in Truth. ||27||
The Gurmukh is pleasing to the True Guru; this is contemplation on the Vedas.
Pleasing the True Guru, the Gurmukh is carried across.
Pleasing the True Guru, the Gurmukh receives the spiritual wisdom of the Shabad.
Pleasing the True Guru, the Gurmukh comes to know the path within.
The Gurmukh attains the unseen and infinite Lord.
O Nanak, the Gurmukh finds the door of liberation. ||28||
The Gurmukh speaks the unspoken wisdom.
In the midst of his family, the Gurmukh lives a spiritual life.
The Gurmukh lovingly meditates deep within.
The Gurmukh obtains the Shabad, and righteous conduct.
He knows the mystery of the Shabad, and inspires others to know it.
O Nanak, burning away his ego, he merges in the Lord. ||29||
The True Lord fashioned the earth for the sake of the Gurmukhs.
There, he set in motion the play of creation and destruction.
One who is filled with the Word of the Guru's Shabad enshrines love for the Lord.
Attuned to the Truth, he goes to his home with honor.
Without the True Word of the Shabad, no one receives honor.
O Nanak, without the Name, how can one be absorbed in Truth? ||30||
The Gurmukh obtains the eight miraculous spiritual powers, and all wisdom.
The Gurmukh crosses over the terrifying world-ocean, and obtains true understanding.
The Gurmukh knows the ways of truth and untruth.
The Gurmukh knows worldliness and renunciation.
The Gurmukh crosses over, and carries others across as well.
O Nanak, the Gurmukh is emancipated through the Shabad. ||31||
Attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord, egotism is dispelled.
Attuned to the Naam, they remain absorbed in the True Lord.
Attuned to the Naam, they contemplate the Way of Yoga.
Attuned to the Naam, they find the door of liberation.
Attuned to the Naam, they understand the three worlds.
O Nanak, attuned to the Naam, eternal peace is found. ||32||
Attuned to the Naam, they attain Sidh Gosht - conversation with the Siddhas.
Attuned to the Naam, they practice intense meditation forever.
Attuned to the Naam, they live the true and excellent lifestyle.
Attuned to the Naam, they contemplate the Lord's virtues and spiritual wisdom.
Without the Name, all that is spoken is useless.
O Nanak, attuned to the Naam, their victory is celebrated. ||33||
Through the Perfect Guru, one obtains the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
The Way of Yoga is to remain absorbed in Truth.
The Yogis wander in the twelve schools of Yoga; the Sannyaasis in six and four.
One who remains dead while yet alive, through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, finds the door of liberation.