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ਧਨਾਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ਘਰੁ ੧੨ Dhansri Mehla 5 Ghar 12.


SGGS 683


ਬੰਦਨਾ ਹਰਿ ਬੰਦਨਾ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਵਹੁ ਗੋਪਾਲ ਰਾਇ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ Bandna Har Bandna Gunn Gavho Gopal Raye. Rahao


Bandna –
Devotion. Har – Creator. Gunn Gavho – Realization of Divine Virtues. Gopal Raye – Omipresent Sustainer.


My Devotion Towards My Omnipresent Sustainer and Creator Within is to Realize Divine Virtues.


ਵਡੈ ਭਾਗਿ ਭੇਟੇ ਗੁਰਦੇਵਾ ॥ Vdey Bhag Bhetey Gurdeva


Vdey Bhag –
Immense Blessings. Bhetey – Brought about, Created. Gurdeva- Enlightened Guru


The Guru’s Immense Blessings Has Brought About Such Enlightenment;


ਕੋਟਿ ਪਰਾਧ ਮਿਟੇ ਹਰਿ ਸੇਵਾ ॥ ੧ ॥ Kot Pradh Mitey Har Seva


Kot –
Multitudes, Immense. Pradh – Vices. Mitey – Eliminate. Har – Creator. Seva – Devotion


Multitudes of My Vices Get Eliminated in Such Devotion of the Creator Within.


ਚਰਨ ਕਮਲ ਜਾ ਕਾ ਮਨੁ ਰਾਪੈ ॥ Charan Kamal Ja Ka Mun Rapey


Charan Kamal –
Messages of the Shabd Guru. Ja Ka- Whose, Whence. Mun – Mind. Rapey- Realize


Whence My Mind Realized the Messages of Such Enlightenment;


ਸੋਗ ਅਗਨਿ ਤਿਸੁ ਜਨ ਨ ਬਿਆਪੈ ॥ ੨ ॥ Sog Agan Tis Jun Na Biyapey


Sog –
Anxiety. Agan – Lit. Fire, Intense. Tis Jun – Spiritual being. Na Biyapey – Dissipate, Eliminate


The Disquiet of Intense Anxiety Relating to my Spirituality Dissipated.


ਸਾਗਰੁ ਤਰਿਆ ਸਾਧੂ ਸੰਗੇ ॥ Sagar Tariya Sadhu Sangey


Sagar –
Lit. Ocean; Spiritual Journey. Tariya – Lit. swam across, Navigated. Sadhu – Guru. Sangey – Lit. Company; Guidance.


I Navigated my Spiritual Journey With the Guru’s Guidance;


ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਰੰਗੇ ॥ ੩ ॥ Nirbhau Nam Jpho Har Rangey


Nirbhau –
Fearless. Nam – Divine Virtues. Har – Creator. Jpho – Realize. Rangey – Imbue


Imbued in the Realization of the Divine Virtue of Fearlessness.


ਪਰ ਧਨ ਦੋਖ ਕਿਛੁ ਪਾਪ ਨ ਫੇੜੇ ॥ Par Dhan Dokh Kich Pap Na Ferrey


Par –
Temporal. Dhan, Dokh – Infirmities. Pap – Afflictions. Na Ferrey – No Affect


Temporal Afflictions and Infirmities Affect me no More;


ਜਮ ਜੰਦਾਰੁ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਨੇੜੇ ॥ ੪ ॥ Jum Jundar Na Avey Nereiy


Jum –
Vices. Jandar – Prey. Na Avey Nerrey – No Longer Affected


As I am no Longer a Prey to My Vices


ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਅਗਨਿ ਪ੍ਰਭਿ ਆਪਿ ਬੁਝਾਈ ॥ Trishna Agun Prabh Aap Bujhayi


Trishna Agun –
Vice Related Desires. Prabh – Creator. Aap – My Realization Within. Bujhayi – Extinguished, eliminated


My Realization of the Creator Within Has Eliminated my Vice-Related Desires;


ਨਾਨਕ ਉਧਰੇ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਸਰਣਾਈ ॥ ੫ ॥ ੧ ॥ Nanak Udhrey Prabh Sarnayi.


Udhrey –
Lit. Saved; Realized. Prabh – Creator. Sarnayi – Lit, Come Under the Protection; Shelter.
 

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