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Sri Guru Granth Sahib



    He is called the Most Perfect of the Perfect. He sits upon His Perfect Throne. He looks so Beautiful in His Perfect Place. He fulfills the hopes of the hopeless. O Nanak, if one obtains the Perfect Lord, how can his virtues decrease?

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    Those feet which walk in the Lord's Way are beautiful.

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    Some enjoy their Husband Lord; unto whose door should I go to ask for Him? I serve my True Guru with love, that He may lead me to Union with my Husband Lord.

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    She who knows her Husband Lord to be always with her, enjoys His Constant Presence.

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    Coming and going are very difficult for that bride who is abandoned and forgotten by her Husband Lord.

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    The True Guru has shown me my Husband Lord; He has placed His Hand upon my forehead.

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    The soul's desires are fulfilled, upon meeting the Master, our Husband Lord. Nanak lives by chanting the Lord's Name; all sorrows have been erased.

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    My Husband Lord dwells on this shore, and on the shore beyond; I would still meet Him, and hug Him close in my embrace.

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    Filth does not stick to those who are true, but filth attaches itself to those who love duality. This filth cannot be washed off, even by bathing at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage.

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    The day of my wedding is pre-ordained. Come - let's gather together and pour the oil over the threshold.

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    Let mercy be your mosque, faith your prayer-mat, and honest living your Koran.

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    Her marriage is eternal; her Husband is Inaccessible and Incomprehensible. O Servant Nanak, His Love is her only Support.

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    O Siblings of Destiny, just like this, see death hovering over your own heads!

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    Meeting with the humble beings, O Siblings of Destiny, the Messenger of Death is conquered.

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    The Messenger of Death will not touch you; in this way, you shall cross over the terrifying world-ocean, carrying others across with you.

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    By His Grace, His devotees become famous and acclaimed. Joining the Society of the Saints, I chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har; the disease of laziness has disappeared.

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    O Siblings of Destiny, become the dust of the feet of the humble Saints. In the Society of the Saints, the Guru is found. He is the Treasure of Liberation, the Source of all good fortune.

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    When our Lord and Master, the ocean of mercy, grants His Grace, one finds honor in the Society of the Saints.

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    The True Lord, his Beloved, is always with him; the rounds of birth and death are ended for him

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    One cannot break free from the bondage of loving attachment, and so the Messenger of Death will torture you

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    In the City of Death, you will be caught by the noose of the Messenger of Death.

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    In the City of Death, he is attacked with massive swords. Then, even if he asks for it, he will not receive the Lord's Name

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    Body and soul and all riches are Yours. Yours is the Power, O Lord of the World.

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    If some sinner speaks evil of lord, the Messenger of Death chews him up

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    Death does not even approach the Lord's servant.

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    Mind is engrossed in false pursuits; he shall endure beatings in the City of Death

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    Life and death come to all who are born. Everything here gets devoured by Death. He sits and examines the accounts, there where no one goes along with anyone. Those who weep and wail might just as well all tie bundles of straw.

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    Administering the intoxicating drug of love, I have won over the Lord of the Universe; I have fascinated His Mind.

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    The Lord blesses His devotees with His Love; He sides with them and saves them.

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    By Guru's Grace, the inner being is touched by the Lord's Love.

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    As it pleases Him, people embrace love for the Lord, and doubt and delusion are dispelled from within. Intuitive peace and poise well up within, and the intellect is awakened to spiritual wisdom.

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    Gazing upon the tiny bodies of your children, love has welled up within your heart; you are proud of them, but you do not understand.

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    O my Love, Sustainer of the World, Merciful, Loving Lord, Profoundly Deep, Infinite Lord of the Universe, Highest of the High, Unfathomable, Infinite Lord and Master, continually remembering You in deep meditation, I live.

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    O my mind, vibrate and meditate forever on the Lord, with single-minded love. He is contained deep within each and every heart. He is always with you, as your Helper and Support.

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    He draws us to His Touchstone, to test our love and consciousness. The counterfeit have no place there, but the genuine are placed in His Treasury.

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    The ointment of spiritual wisdom is the destroyer of fear; through love, the Pure One is seen.

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    At the Lord's Door, none of his requests are denied. Nanak is attuned to the Love of the Lord, whose Light pervades the entire Universe.

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    Let your minds be imbued with His Love, O blessed and fortunate ones. By His Pleasure, the Guru bestows His Gifts.

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    Your All-pervading creative nature cannot be estimated.

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    Lord is all-powerful, the Master of all virtues

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    By His Creative Power, He created the world. Whatever pleases Him, O Nanak - that Command is acceptable.

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    O Dear Lord, You are the Truest of the True. All things are in Your Power. The 8.4 million species of beings wander around searching for You, but without the Guru, they do not find You.

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    O my Beloved, I have no one except You. Without You, nothing else pleases me. Loving You, I am at peace.

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    The Messenger of Death imposes his tax on those who are attached to duality.

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    This emotional attachment to Maya and family, and the love of duality, is a noose around the neck.

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    In love with duality, they waste away their lives in vain. They drown themselves, and drown their entire family; speaking lies, they eat poison.

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    Through the Guru's Teachings, some embrace love for the Lord, and are saved. They remain detached and unaffected, and they find the Sanctuary of the Lord. They keep death constantly before their eyes; they gather the Provisions of the Lord's Name, and receive honor.

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    Those who partake of the Lord's Sublime Essence, through the Guru's Love, are known as great and very fortunate.

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    Cursed is emotional attachment and love of Maya; no one is seen to be at peace.

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    I have entered into the realm of the Lord's Love.

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    Those who do not have love for the Lord within their hearts, harbor only false intentions and goals.

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    Those who are not in love with the Lord are foolish and false - they are faithless cynics. They suffer the most extreme agonies of birth and death; they die over and over again, and they rot away in manure.

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    One whose heart blossoms forth, is not in love with duality.

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    The shop-keepers collect poison, sitting in their shops, carrying on their business. Their love is false, their displays are false, and they are engrossed in falsehood.

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    The farmers love to work their farms; they plow and work the fields, so that their sons and daughters may eat. In just the same way, the Lord's humble servants chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, and in the end, the Lord shall save them.

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    O Nanak, in the end, all this vanishes like a dream!

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    In their dreams at night, people wander around as long as they sleep; just so, they are under the power of the snake Maya, as long as their hearts are filled with ego and duality.

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    The birds have no money in their pockets. They place their hopes on trees and water. He alone is the Giver. You alone, Lord, You alone.

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    Make the effort, and chant the Lord's Name. O very fortunate ones, earn this wealth. In the Society of the Saints, meditate in remembrance on the Lord, and wash off the filth of countless incarnations.

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    The Society of the Guru is not obtained like this, by trying to be near or far away.

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    O beloved mind, let the Society of the Saints be your dwelling.

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    The fish did not notice the net in the deep and salty sea. It was so clever and beautiful, but why was it so confident? By its actions it was caught, and now death cannot be turned away from its head.

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    That bride, who is absorbed into the True Guru, shall never become a widow. Her Husband Lord is Beautiful; His Body is forever fresh and new.

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    You are wasting this life in the pride of wealth and the splendor of beauty.

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    Wealth, the beauty of youth and flowers are guests for only a few days. Like the leaves of the water-lily, they wither and fade and finally die.

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    The Lord Himself gives His Love, and enshrines it within their minds.

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    People do not enshrine love for the Truth; they chase after worldly affairs instead.

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    By Guru's Grace, intuitive understanding is obtained; subduing the sense of duality, they are in love with the One.

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    My mind is imbued with the Lord's Love; it is dyed a deep crimson. Truth and charity are my white clothes. The blackness of sin is erased by my wearing of blue clothes, and meditation on the Lord's Lotus Feet is my robe of honor.

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    Some do not think of death; they entertain great hopes. They die, and are re-born, and die, over and over again. They are of no use at all! In their conscious minds, they call themselves good.

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    The blind go astray, caught by the noose of Death. They see other people's property as their own, and in egotism, they suffer in pain.

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    The one who tied me up, has released me; what can the Watchman of Death do to me now?

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    Hearing lord's Name, the Messenger of Death will release you, and yet, you do not enter His Sanctuary!

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    Whatever is in harmony with His Will, he accepts as True; the noose of Death is loosened from around his neck

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    Fulfilled with the Lord's Love, I shall never feel hunger again.

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    Deep within myself, I would love to see the Lord; the Guru has inspired me to see Him within my heart.

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    My heart is filled with love for the Sovereign Lord King; the Guru has shown me the path and the way to find Him.

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    Servant Nanak is fulfilled, through the Love of the True Guru.

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    The humble servant of the Lord loves to meditate on the Formless Lord.

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    I chant and meditate on the Lord, loading the merchandise of the Lord's Name. The Messenger of Death, the tax collector, does not even approach me.

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    As they plant, so do they harvest. They shall not obtain peace, even in their dreams.

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    One who loves the three qualities is subject to birth and death.

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    When the Lord grants His Mercy, the fear of death is conquered.

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    Death is pre-ordained - no one who comes can remain here. So chant and meditate on the Lord, and remain in the Sanctuary of the Lord.

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    Their comings and goings in reincarnation do not end; through death and rebirth, they are wasting away.

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    Following the Guru's Teachings, I cannot be touched by the Messenger of Death. I am absorbed in the True Name.

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    For the sake of Maya, they set the stage and dance, but they are in love with duality, and they obtain only sorrow.

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    Through the love with duality, no one has found peace. They write falsehood, and they practice falsehood; they are burnt to ashes by focusing their consciousness on falsehood.

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    The Lord Himself dyes us in the color of His Love.

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    Come, O sisters - let's make virtue our charms. Let's join the Saints, and enjoy the pleasure of the Lord's Love.

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    The soul-bride loves her Husband Lord; she is embellished with His Love. She worships Him day and night; she cannot be restrained from doing so.

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    When the True Guru is pleased, one receives the Lord's Name, and blossoms forth in His Love.

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    Those who turn their faces away from the True Guru shall have their faces blackened. Night and day, they suffer in pain; they see the noose of Death always hovering above them. Even in their dreams, they find no peace; they are consumed by the fires of intense anxiety.

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    Join the Society of the Saints, and you shall not have to go down the path of Death.

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    One who lives righteously is known as righteous; one who commits sins is known as a sinner. You Yourself enact the entire play, O Creator.

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    The Great Giver lives; no one dies. O Nanak, those who do not enshrine the Lord within their minds are deluded.

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