Vaar 1 Pauri 1 Invocation ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:-Line 1 ਨਮਸਕਾਰੁ ਗੁਰਦੇਵ ਕੋ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਿਸੁ ਮੰਤ੍ਰ ਸੁਣਾਇਆ । I bow before the Guru (Guru Nanak Dev) who recited the Satnam mantra(for the world).Line- 2 ਭਵਜਲ ਵਿਚੋਂ ਕਢਿ ਕੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਪਦਾਰਥਿ ਮਾਹਿ ਸਮਾਇਆ । Getting (the creatures) across the world ocean He raptly merged them in liberation.- Line 3 ਜਨਮ ਮਰਣ ਭਉ ਕਟਿਆ ਸੰਸਾ ਰੋਗੁ ਵਿਯੋਗੁ ਮਿਟਾਇਆ । He destroyed the fear of transmigration and decimated the malady of doubt and separation.-line4 ਸੰਸਾ ਇਹੁ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ਹੈ ਜਨਮ ਮਰਨ ਵਿਚਿ ਦੁਖੁ ਸਵਾਇਆ । The world is only illusion which carried with it much of birth, death and sufferings. Line 5 ਜਮ ਦੰਡੁ ਸਿਰੌਂ ਨ ਉਤਰੈ ਸਾਕਤਿ ਦੁਰਜਨ ਜਨਮੁ ਗਵਾਇਆ । The fear of the rod of Yama is not dispelled and the sakts, the followers of the goddess, have lost their lives in vain. Line 6 . ਚਰਨ ਗਹੇ ਗੁਰਦੇਵ ਦੇ ਸਤਿ ਸਬਦੁ ਦੇ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਕਰਾਇਆ । Those who have caught hold of the feet of the Guru have been liberated through true word.-Line 7 ਭਾਉ ਭਗਤਿ ਗੁਰਪੁਰਬਿ ਕਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਦਾਨੁ ਇਸਨਾਨੁ ਦ੍ਰਿੜਾਇਆ । Now being full of loving devotion they celebrate the gurprubs (anniversaries of the Gurus) and their acts of rememberance of God, charity and holy ablutions, inspire others also. Line - 8 ਜੇਹਾ ਬੀਉ ਤੇਹਾ ਫਲੁ ਪਾਇਆ ॥੧॥ As someone sows, so he reaps. Line - 9 Note: I shall be posting the Vaaran for the benefit of some of the members who might not have studied these.I had taken up the study and intend to share and learn with other members. Clarification sought: 1. What is satnaam Mantra? [Line -2] 2. Is the translation of Line no. 6 correct? In my opinion it should not be such a narrow definition that it alludes to Hindus.[Line -6] 3. What is the meaning of Line 7.? As there was No Granth sahib at that time ,the term Guru should referto someone other than the Granth sahib. Is the reference to the Guru would mean the physical Guru.? [Line -7] 4.Line 8 refers to some rituals besides going to Gurudwara for celebrating Guru Purabs. Kindly explain the meaning of this line in context of Holy rituals.[Line -8] Kindly opine.