[1. GGS p. 232].
God is Compassionate, Merciful and Support of the earth; and so is the nature of saints. [1. GGS p. 232].
GAUREE, THIRD MEHL:
Those who speak of the three qualities — their doubts do not depart.
Their bonds are not broken, and they do not obtain liberation.
The True Guru is the Bestower of liberation in this age. || 1 ||
Those mortals who become Gurmukh give up their doubts.
The celestial music wells up, when they lovingly attune their consciousness to the Lord. || 1 || Pause ||
Those who are controlled by the three qualities have death hovering over their heads.
They do not remember the Name of the Creator Lord.
They die, and are reborn, over and over, again and again. || 2 ||
Those whose guru is spiritually blind — their doubts are not dispelled.
Abandoning the Source of all, they have become attached to the love of duality.
Infected with poison, they are immersed in poison. || 3 ||
Believing Maya to be the source of all, they wander in doubt.
They have forgotten the Dear Lord, and they are in love with duality.
The supreme status is obtained only by those who are blessed with His Glance of Grace. || 4 ||
One who has Truth pervading within, radiates Truth outwardly as well.
The Truth does not remain hidden, even though one may try to hide it.
The spiritually wise know this intuitively. || 5 ||
The Gurmukhs keep their consciousness lovingly centered on the Lord.
Ego and Maya are burned away by the Word of the Shabad.
My True God unites them in His Union. || 6 ||
The True Guru, The Giver, preaches the Shabad.
He controls, and restrains, and holds still the wandering mind.
Understanding is obtained through the Perfect Guru. || 7 ||
The Creator Himself has created the universe; He Himself shall destroy it.
Without Him, there is no other at all.
O Nanak! how rare are those who, as Gurmukh, understand this! || 8 || 6 ||
GAUREE, THIRD MEHL:
The Gurmukhs obtain the Naam, the Priceless Name of the Lord.
They serve the Name, and through the Name, they are absorbed in intuitive peace and poise.
With their tongues, they continually sing the Ambrosial Naam.
They obtain the Lord’s Name; the Lord showers His Mercy upon them. || 1 ||
Night and day, within your heart, meditate on the Lord of the Universe.
The Gurmukhs obtain the supreme state of peace. || 1 || Pause ||
Peace comes to fill the hearts of those who, as Gurmukh, sing of the True Lord, the treasure of excellence.
They become the constant slaves of the slaves of the Lord’s slaves.
Within their households and families, they remain always detached. || 2 ||
How rare are those who, as Gurmukh, become Jivan Mukta — liberated while yet alive.
They alone obtain the supreme treasure. Eradicating the three qualities, they become pure.
They are intuitively absorbed in the True Lord God. || 3 ||
Emotional attachment to family does not exist, when the True Lord abides within the heart.
The mind of the Gurmukh is pierced through and held steady.
One who recognizes the Hukam of the Lord’s Command understands the True Lord. || 4 ||
You are the Creator Lord — there is no other for me.
I serve You, and through You, I obtain honor. God showers His Mercy, and I sing His Praises.
The light of the jewel of the Naam permeates the entire world. || 5 ||
To the Gurmukhs, the Word of God’s Bani seems so sweet.
Deep within, their hearts blossom forth; night and day, they lovingly center themselves on the Lord.
The True Lord is intuitively obtained, by His Grace.
The True Guru is obtained by the destiny of perfect good fortune. || 6 ||
Egotism, possessiveness, evil-mindedness and suffering depart, when the Lord’s Naam, the Ocean of Virtue, comes to dwell within the heart.
The intellect of the Gurmukhs is awakened, and they praise God, when the Lord’s Lotus Feet come to dwell within the heart. || 7 ||
They alone receive the Naam, unto whom it is given.
The Gurmukhs shed their ego, and merge with the Lord.
The True Name abides within their hearts.
O Nanak! they are intuitively absorbed in the True Lord. || 8 || 7 ||
GAUREE, THIRD MEHL:
The mind has intuitively healed itself, through the Fear of God.
The mind is attuned to the Word of the Shabad; it is lovingly attuned to the Lord.
It abides within its own home, in harmony with the Lord’s Will. || 1 ||
Serving the True Guru, egotistical pride departs, and the Lord of the Universe, the Treasure of Excellence, is obtained. || 1 || Pause ||
The mind becomes detached and free of desire, when it experiences the Fear of God, through the Shabad.
My Immaculate God is pervading and contained among all.
By Guru’s Grace, one is united in His Union. || 2 ||
The slave of the Lord’s slave attains peace.
My Lord God is found in this way.
By the Grace of the Lord, one comes to sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. || 3 ||
Cursed is that long life, during which love for the Lord’s Name is not enshrined.
Cursed is that comfortable bed which lures one into the darkness of attachment to sexual desire.
Fruitful is the birth of that person who takes the Support of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. || 4 ||
Cursed, cursed is that home and family, in which the love of the Lord is not embraced.
He alone is my friend, who sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord.
Without the Lord’s Name, there is no other for me. || 5 ||
From the True Guru, I have obtained salvation and honor. I have meditated on the Name of the Lord, and all my sufferings have been erased.
I am in constant bliss, lovingly attuned to the Lord’s Name. || 6 ||
Meeting the Guru, I came to understand my body.
The fires of ego and desire have been totally quenched.
Anger has been dispelled, and I have grasped hold of tolerance. || 7 ||
The Lord Himself showers His Mercy, and bestows the Naam.
How rare is that Gurmukh, who receives the jewel of the Naam.
O Nanak! sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, the Unknowable, the Incomprehensible. || 8 || 8 ||
[1. GGS p. 232].
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