“With self-control and discipline, we forsake vice and see the miracle of man becoming God.” [GGS Page 347]. :-
ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD.
TRUTH IS THE NAME.
CREATIVE BEING PERSONIFIED. NO FEAR. NO HATRED.
IMAGE OF THE UNDYING. BEYOND BIRTH. SELF-EXISTENT.
BY GURU’S GRACE:
RAAG AASAA, FIRST MEHL, FIRST HOUSE, SO DAR ~ THAT GATE:
What is that Gate, and what is that Home, in which You sit and take care of all?
Countless musical instruments of so many various kinds vibrate there for You; so many are the musicians there for You.
There are so many Ragas there for You, along with their accompanying harmonies; so many minstrels sing to You.
The winds sing to You, as do water and fire; the Righteous Judge of Dharma sings at Your Door.
Chitar and Gupat, the recording angels of the conscious and the subconscious, sing to You; they know, and they write, and on the basis of what they write, the Lord of Dharma passes judgement.
Shiva and Brahma and the Goddess Parvaati, so beautiful and ever adorned by You, sing to You.
The Indras, seated upon their celestial thrones, with the deities at Your Gate, sing to You.
The Siddhas in Samaadhi sing to You, and the Holy Saints, in their contemplative meditation, sing to You.
The celibates, the truthful and the patient beings sing to You, and the mighty warriors sing to You.
The scholarly Pandits sing to You, along with the holy Rishis and the readers of the Vedas throughout the ages.
The Mohinis, the heavenly beauties who entice the heart in paradise, in this world and in the nether regions, sing to You.
The fourteen priceless jewels created by You, and the sixty-eight holy places of pilgrimage, sing to You.
The mighty warriors and the divine heroes sing to You, and the four sources of creation sing to You.
The continents, the worlds and the solar systems, created and installed by Your Hand, sing to You.
They alone sing to You, who are pleasing to Your Will, and who are imbued with the nectar of Your devotional worship.
So many others sing to You, they do not come into my mind; how can Nanak think of them? That Lord and Master — He is True, forever True; He is True, and True is His Name.
He who created the creation is True, and He shall always be True; He shall not depart, even when when the creation departs.
He created the world of Maya with its various colors and species.
Having created the creation, He Himself watches over it, as it pleases His Greatness. Whatever pleases Him, that is what He does.
No one can issue any commands to Him.
He is the King, the King of Kings, the Emperor of Kings!
Nanak lives in surrender to His Will. || 1 || 1 ||
AASAA, FOURTH MEHL:
That Lord is Immaculate; the Lord God is Immaculate.
The Lord is Unapproachable, Unfathomable and Incomparable.
All meditate, all meditate on You, O Dear Lord !, O True Creator!
All beings are Yours; You are the Giver of all beings.
So meditate on the Lord, O Saints! He is the One who takes away all pain.
The Lord Himself is the Master, and He Himself is His own servant.
O Nanak! how insignificant are mortal beings! || 1 ||
You are totally pervading within each and every heart; O Lord!
You are the One Primal Being, All-permeating.
Some are givers, and some are beggars; all of this is Your wondrous play!
You Yourself are the Giver, and You Yourself are the Enjoyer.
I know of no other than You.
You are the Supreme Lord God, Infinite and Eternal; what Glorious Praises of Yours should I speak and chant?
Unto those who serve, unto those who serve You, slave Nanak is a sacrifice. || 2 ||
Those who meditate on the Lord, those who meditate on You, O Dear Lord! those humble beings dwell in peace in this world.
They are liberated, they are liberated, who meditate on the Lord; the noose of Death is cut away from them.
Those who meditate on the Fearless One, on the Fearless Lord, all their fears are dispelled.
Those who have served, those who have served my Dear Lord, are absorbed into the Being of the Lord, Har, Har.
Blessed are they, blessed are they, who have meditated on the Dear Lord; slave Nanak adores them. || 3 ||
Devotion to You, devotion to You, is a treasure, overflowing, infinite and endless.
Your devotees, Your devotees praise You, O Dear Lord! in many and various ways.
For You, so many, for You, so very many, O Dear Lord! perform worship and adoration; they practice penance and endlessly chant in meditation.
For You, many — for You, so very many read the various Simritees and Shaastras; they perform religious rituals and the six ceremonies.
Those devotees, those devotees are good, O servant Nanak! who are pleasing to my Lord God. || 4 ||
You are the Primal Being, the Unrivalled Creator Lord; there is no other as Great as You.
You are the One, age after age; forever and ever, You are One and the same.
You are the Eternal, Unchanging Creator.
Whatever pleases You comes to pass. Whatever You Yourself do, happens.
You Yourself created the entire Universe, and having done so, You Yourself shall destroy it all.
Servant Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of the Creator, the Knower of all. || 5 || 1 || 2 ||
ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:
RAAG AASAA, FIRST MEHL, CHAUPADAY, SECOND HOUSE:
Hearing, everyone calls You Great, but only one who has seen You, knows just how Great You are.
No one can measure Your Worth, or describe You.
Those who describe You, remain absorbed in You. || 1 ||
O my Great Lord and Master of Unfathomable Depth! You are the Ocean of Excellence.
No one knows the greatness of Your expanse. || 1 || Pause ||
All the contemplators met together and practiced contemplation; all the appraisers met together and tried to appraise You.
The theologians, the meditators and the teachers of teachers could not express even an iota of Your Greatness. || 2 ||
All Truth, all austerities, all goodness, and the greatness of the Siddhas, the beings of perfect spiritual powers — without You, none has attained such spiritual powers. They are obtained by Your Grace; their flow cannot be blocked. || 3 ||
What can the helpless speaker do? Your bounties are overflowing with Your Praises.
And the one, unto whom You give — why should he think of any other?
O Nanak! the True Lord is the Embellisher. || 4 || 1 ||
AASAA, FIRST MEHL:
Chanting the Name, I live; forgetting it, I die.
It is so difficult to chant the True Name.
If someone feels hunger for the True Name, then that hunger shall consume his pains. || 1 ||
So how could I ever forget Him, O my Mother!
True is the Master, and True is His Name. || 1 || Pause ||
People have grown weary of trying to appraise the greatness of the True Name, but they have not been able to appraise even an iota of it.
Even if they were all to meet together and recount them, You would not be made any greater or lesser. || 2 ||
He does not die — there is no reason to mourn.
He continues to give, but His Provisions are never exhausted.
This Glorious Virtue is His alone — no one else is like Him; there has never been anyone like Him, and there never shall be. || 3 ||
As Great as You Yourself are, so Great are Your Gifts.
It is You who created day and night as well.
Those who forget their Lord and Master are vile and despicable.
O Nanak! without the Name, people are wretched outcasts. || 4 || 2 ||
AASAA, FIRST MEHL:
If a beggar cries out at the door, the Master hears it in His Mansion.
Whether He receives him or pushes him away, it is the Gift of the Lord’s Greatness. || 1 ||
Recognize the Lord’s Light within all, and do not consider social class or status; there are no classes or castes in the world hereafter. || 1 || Pause ||
He Himself acts, and He Himself inspires us to act.
He Himself considers our complaints.
Since You, O Creator Lord! are the Doer, why should I submit to the world? || 2 ||
You Yourself created and You Yourself give.
You Yourself eliminate evil-mindedness; by Guru’s Grace, You come to abide in our minds, and then, pain and darkness are dispelled from within. || 3 ||
He Himself infuses love for the Truth.
Unto others, the Truth is not bestowed.
If He bestows it upon someone, says Nanak, then, in the world hereafter, that person is not called to account. || 4 || 3 ||
[G G S page 347]
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