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The Guru says, “Naam and haumain are opposed to each other. The two cannot co-exist.”

 The Guru says, “Naam and haumain are opposed to each other. The two cannot co-exist.” [1. GGS p. 560].:-

ਵਡਹੰਸੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੩ ॥

ਪੂਰੇ ਗੁਰ ਤੇ ਨਾਮੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਜਾਇ ॥ ਸਚੈ ਸਬਦਿ ਸਚਿ ਸਮਾਇ ॥੧॥

ਏ ਮਨ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਿਧਾਨੁ ਤੂ ਪਾਇ ॥ ਆਪਣੇ ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਮੰਨਿ ਲੈ ਰਜਾਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਗੁਰ ਕੈ ਸਬਦਿ ਵਿਚਹੁ ਮੈਲੁ ਗਵਾਇ ॥ ਨਿਰਮਲੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਸੈ ਮਨਿ ਆਇ ॥੨॥

ਭਰਮੇ ਭੂਲਾ ਫਿਰੈ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ॥ ਮਰਿ ਜਨਮੈ ਜਮੁ ਕਰੇ ਖੁਆਰੁ ॥੩॥

ਨਾਨਕ ! ਸੇ ਵਡਭਾਗੀ ਜਿਨ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ॥ ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਮੰਨਿ ਵਸਾਇਆ ॥੪॥੮॥

ਵਡਹੰਸੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੩ ॥

ਹਉਮੈ ਨਾਵੈ ਨਾਲਿ ਵਿਰੋਧੁ ਹੈ ਦੁਇ ਨ ਵਸਹਿ ਇਕ ਠਾਇ ॥ ਹਉਮੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਸੇਵਾ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਤਾ ਮਨੁ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਜਾਇ ॥੧॥

ਹਰਿ ਚੇਤਿ ਮਨ ਮੇਰੇ ! ਤੂ ਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਸਬਦੁ ਕਮਾਇ ॥

ਹੁਕਮੁ ਮੰਨਹਿ   ਤਾ ਹਰਿ ਮਿਲੈ   ਤਾ ਵਿਚਹੁ ਹਉਮੈ ਜਾਇ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਹਉਮੈ ਸਭੁ ਸਰੀਰੁ ਹੈ   ਹਉਮੈ ਓਪਤਿ ਹੋਇ ॥

ਹਉਮੈ ਵਡਾ ਗੁਬਾਰੁ ਹੈ   ਹਉਮੈ ਵਿਚਿ   ਬੁਝਿ ਨ ਸਕੈ ਕੋਇ ॥੨॥

ਹਉਮੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਭਗਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ   ਹੁਕਮੁ ਨ ਬੁਝਿਆ ਜਾਇ ॥

ਹਉਮੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਜੀਉ ਬੰਧੁ ਹੈ   ਨਾਮੁ ਨ ਵਸੈ ਮਨਿ ਆਇ ॥੩॥

ਨਾਨਕ ! ਸਤਗੁਰਿ ਮਿਲਿਐ   ਹਉਮੈ ਗਈ   ਤਾ ਸਚੁ ਵਸਿਆ ਮਨਿ ਆਇ ॥

ਸਚੁ ਕਮਾਵੈ   ਸਚਿ ਰਹੈ   ਸਚੇ ਸੇਵਿ ਸਮਾਇ ॥੪॥੯॥੧੨॥

[GGS page 560]

 The Guru says, “Naam and haumain are opposed to each other. The two cannot co-exist.”[1. GGS p. 560].:-

WADAHANS, THIRD MEHL:

From the Perfect Guru, the Naam is obtained.

Through the True Word of the Shabad, one merges in the True Lord. || 1 ||

O my mind ! you shall obtain the treasure of the Naam, by submitting to the Will of the Guru. || 1 || Pause ||

Through the Word of the Guru’s Shabad, filth is washed away from within.

The immaculate Naam comes to abide within the mind. || 2 ||

Deluded by doubt, the world wanders around.

It dies morally and mentally, and is born again, ruined by the Messenger of Death. || 3 ||

O Nanak! very fortunate are those who meditate on the Naam of the Lord.

By Guru’s Grace, they enshrine the Naam within their minds. || 4 || 8 ||

WADAHANS, THIRD MEHL:

Egotism is opposed to the Naam of the Lord; the two do not dwell in the same place.

In egotism, selfless service cannot be performed, and so the mind goes unfulfilled. || 1 ||

O my mind! think of the Lord, and practice the Word of the Guru’s Shabad.

If you submit to the Hukam (Principles) of the Lord’s Command, you shall meet with the Lord, and then egotism will depart from within. || Pause ||

Egotism is within all bodies; through egotism, we come to be born. Egotism is utter darkness; in egotism, no one can understand anything. || 2 ||

In egotism, devotional worship cannot be performed, and the Hukam of the Lord’s Command cannot be understood.

In egotism, the soul is in bondage, and the Naam does not come to abide in the mind. || 3 ||

O Nanak! meeting with the True Guru, egotism is eliminated, and then, the True One comes to dwell in the mind.

Practicing Truth, abiding in Truth, and serving Truth, one is absorbed in the True One. || 4 || 9 || 12 ||

[GGS page 560]

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