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Gurbani: The Light To Illuminate This World


Jan 9, 2008
isrIrwgu mhlw 3 ]
mwieAw mohu myrY pRiB kInw Awpy Brim Bulwey ]
mnmuiK krm krih nhI bUJih ibrQw jnmu gvwey ]
gurbwxI iesu jg mih cwnxu krim vsY min Awey ]1]
mn ry nwmu jphu suKu hoie ]
guru pUrw swlwhIAY shij imlY pRBu soie ]1] rhwau ]
Brmu gieAw Bau BwigAw hir crxI icqu lwie ]
gurmuiK sbdu kmweIAY hir vsY min Awie ]
Gir mhil sic smweIAY jmkwlu n skY Kwie ]2]
nwmw CIbw kbIru juolwhw pUry gur qy giq pweI ]
bRhm ky byqy sbdu pCwxih haumY jwiq gvweI ]
suir nr iqn kI bwxI gwvih koie n mytY BweI ]3]
dYq puqu krm Drm ikCu sMjm n pVY dUjw Bwau n jwxY ]
siqguru ByitAY inrmlu hoAw Anidnu nwmu vKwxY ]
eyko pVY eyko nwau bUJY dUjw Avru n jwxY ]4]
Ktu drsn jogI sMinAwsI ibnu gur Brim Bulwey ]
siqguru syvih qw giq imiq pwvih hir jIau mMin vswey ]
scI bwxI isau icqu lwgY Awvxu jwxu rhwey ]5]
pMifq piV piV vwdu vKwxih ibnu gur Brim Bulwey ]
lK caurwsIh Pyru pieAw ibnu sbdY mukiq n pwey ]
jw nwau cyqY qw giq pwey jw siqguru myil imlwey ]6]
sqsMgiq mih nwmu hir aupjY jw siqguru imlY suBwey ]
mnu qnu ArpI Awpu gvweI clw siqgur Bwey ]
sd bilhwrI gur Apuny ivthu ij hir syqI icqu lwey ]7]
so bRwhmxu bRhmu jo ibMdy hir syqI rMig rwqw ]
pRBu inkit vsY sBnw Gt AMqir gurmuiK ivrlY jwqw ]
nwnk nwmu imlY vifAweI gur kY sbid pCwqw ]8]5]22]

Siree Raag, Third Mehl:
Emotional attachment to Maya is created by my God; He Himself misleads us through illusion and doubt.
The self-willed manmukhs perform their actions, but they do not understand; they waste away their lives in vain.
Gurbani is the Light to illuminate this world; by His Grace, it comes to abide within the mind. ||1||
O mind, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and find peace.
Praising the Perfect Guru, you shall easily meet with that God. ||1||Pause||
Doubt departs, and fear runs away, when you focus your consciousness on the Lord's Feet.
The Gurmukh practices the Shabad, and the Lord comes to dwell within the mind.
In the mansion of the home within the self, we merge in Truth, and the Messenger of Death cannot devour us. ||2||
Naam Dayv the printer, and Kabeer the weaver, obtained salvation through the Perfect Guru.
Those who know God and recognize His Shabad lose their ego and class consciousness.
Their Banis are sung by the angelic beings, and no one can erase them, O Siblings of Destiny! ||3||
The demon's son Prahlaad had not read about religious rituals or ceremonies, austerity or self-discipline; he did not know the love of duality.
Upon meeting with the True Guru, he became pure; night and day, he chanted the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
He read only of the One and he understood only the One Name; he knew no other at all. ||4||
The followers of the six different life-styles and world-views, the Yogis and the Sanyaasees have gone astray in doubt without the Guru.
If they serve the True Guru, they find the state of salvation; they enshrine the Dear Lord within their minds.
They focus their consciousness on the True Bani, and their comings and goings in reincarnation are over. ||5||
The Pandits, the religious scholars, read and argue and stir up controversies, but without the Guru, they are deluded by doubt.
They wander around the cycle of 8.4 million reincarnations; without the Shabad, they do not attain liberation.
But when they remember the Name, then they attain the state of salvation, when the True Guru unites them in Union. ||6||
In the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, the Name of the Lord wells up, when the True Guru unites us in His Sublime Love.
I offer my mind and body, and I renounce my selfishness and conceit; I walk in Harmony with the Will of the True Guru.
I am forever a sacrifice to my Guru, who has attached my consciousness to the Lord. ||7||
He alone is a Brahmin, who knows the Lord Brahma, and is attuned to the Love of the Lord.
God is close at hand; He dwells deep within the hearts of all. How rare are those who, as Gurmukh, know Him.
O Nanak, through the Naam, greatness is obtained; through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, He is realized. ||8||5||22||

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