My Husband Lord has not blessed me with peace and tranquility; what will work with Him?
By Guru's Grace, I meditate on the Lord; I enshrine Him deep within my heart.
O Nanak, seated in his her own home, she finds her Husband Lord, when the Creator Lord grants His Grace. ||1||
Chasing after worldly affairs, the day is wasted, and the night passes in sleep.
Speaking lies, one eats poison; the self-willed manmukh departs, crying out in pain.
The Mesenger of Death holds his club over the mortal's head; in the love of duality, he loses his honor.
He never even thinks of the Name of the Lord; over and over again, he comes and goes in reincarnation.
But if, by Guru's Grace, the Lord's Name comes to dwell in his mind, then the Messenger of Death will not strike him down with his club.
Then, O Nanak, he merges intuitively into the Lord, receiving His Grace. ||2||
Some are linked to His Praises, when the Lord blesses them with the Guru's Teachings.
Some are blessed with the Name of the eternal, unchanging True Lord.
Water, air and fire, by His Will, worship Him.
They are held in the Fear of God; He has formed the perfect form.
The Hukam, the Command of the One Lord is all-pervasive; accepting it, peace is found. ||3||
Kabeer, such is the touchstone of the Lord; the false cannot even touch it.
He alone passes this test of the Lord, who remains dead while yet alive. ||1||
How can this mind be conquered? How can it be killed?
If one does not accept the Word of the Shabad, egotism does not depart.
By Guru's Grace, egotism is eradicated, and then, one is Jivan Mukta - liberated while yet alive.
O Nanak, one whom the Lord forgives is united with Him, and then no obstacles block his way. ||2||
Everyone can say that they are dead while yet alive; how can they be liberated while yet alive?
If someone restrains himself through the Fear of God, and takes the medicine of the Love of God,
night and day, he sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. In celestial peace and poise, he crosses over the poisonous, terrifying world-ocean, through the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
O Nanak, the Gurmukh finds the Lord; he is blessed with His Glance of Grace. ||3||
God created the love of duality, and the three modes which pervade the universe.
He created Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, who act according to His Will.
The Pandits, the religious scholars, and the astrologers study their books, but they do not understand contemplation.
Everything is Your play, O True Creator Lord.
As it pleases You, You bless us with forgiveness, and merge us in the True Word of the Shabad. ||4||
Salok, Third Mehl:
The man of false mind practices falsehood.
He runs after Maya, and yet pretends to be a man of disciplined meditation.
Deluded by doubt, he visits all the sacred shrines of pilgrimage.
How can such a man of disciplined meditation attain the supreme status?
By Guru's Grace, one lives the Truth.
O Nanak, such a man of disciplined meditation attains liberation. ||1||
He alone is a man of disciplined meditation, who practices this self-discipline.
Meeting with the True Guru, he contemplates the Word of the Shabad.
Serving the True Guru - this is the only acceptable disciplined meditation.
O Nanak, such a man of disciplined meditation is honored in the Court of the Lord. ||2||
He created the night and the day, for the activities of the world.