Holy Guru Granth Sahib
English translation by Dr. Sant Singh Khalsa
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In the realm of humility, the Word is Beauty.
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Forms of incomparable beauty are fashioned there.
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These things cannot be described.
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One who tries to speak of these shall regret the attempt.
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The intuitive consciousness, intellect and understanding of the
mind are shaped there.
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The consciousness of the spiritual warriors and the Siddhas, the
beings of spiritual perfection, are shaped there. ||36||
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In the realm of karma, the Word is Power.
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No one else dwells there,
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except the warriors of great power, the spiritual heroes.
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They are totally fulfilled, imbued with the Lord's Essence.
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Myriads of Sitas are there, cool and calm in their majestic glory.
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Their beauty cannot be described.
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Neither death nor deception comes to those,
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within whose minds the Lord abides.
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The devotees of many worlds dwell there.
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They celebrate; their minds are imbued with the True Lord.
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In the realm of Truth, the Formless Lord abides.
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Having created the creation, He watches over it. By His Glance
of Grace, He bestows happiness.
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There are planets, solar systems and galaxies.
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If one speaks of them, there is no limit, no end.
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There are worlds upon worlds of His Creation.
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As He commands, so they exist.
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He watches over all, and contemplating the creation, He rejoices.
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O Nanak, to describe this is as hard as steel! ||37||
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Let self-control be the furnace, and patience the goldsmith.
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Let understanding be the anvil, and spiritual wisdom the tools.
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With the Fear of God as the bellows, fan the flames of tapa, the
body's inner heat.
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In the crucible of love, melt the Nectar of the Name,
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and mint the True Coin of the Shabad, the Word of God.
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Such is the karma of those upon whom He has cast His Glance of
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O Nanak, the Merciful Lord, by His Grace, uplifts and exalts them.
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Air is the Guru, Water is the Father, and Earth is the Great Mother
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Day and night are the two nurses, in whose lap all the world is
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Good deeds and bad deeds-the record is read out in the Presence
of the Lord of Dharma.
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According to their own actions, some are drawn closer, and some
are driven farther away.
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Those who have meditated on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and
departed after having worked by the sweat of their brows
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-O Nanak, their faces are radiant in the Court of the Lord, and
many are saved along with them! ||1||
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So Dar ~ That Door. Raag Aasaa, First Mehl:
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One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
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Where is That Door of Yours, and where is That Home, in which
You sit and take care of all?
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The Sound-current of the Naad vibrates there for You, and countless
musicians play all sorts of instruments there for You.
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There are so many Ragas and musical harmonies to You; so many
minstrels sing hymns of You.
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Wind, water and fire sing of You. The Righteous Judge of Dharma
sings at Your Door.
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Chitr and Gupt, the angels of the conscious and the subconscious
who keep the record of actions, and the Righteous Judge of Dharma
who reads this record, sing of You.
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Shiva, Brahma and the Goddess of Beauty, ever adorned by You,
sing of You.
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Indra, seated on His Throne, sings of You, with the deities at
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The Siddhas in Samaadhi sing of You; the Saadhus sing of You in
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The celibates, the fanatics, and the peacefully accepting sing
of You; the fearless warriors sing of You.
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The Pandits, the religious scholars who recite the Vedas, with
the supreme sages of all the ages, sing of You.
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The Mohinis, the enchanting heavenly beauties who entice hearts
in paradise, in this world, and in the underworld of the subconscious,
sing of You.
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The celestial jewels created by You, and the sixty-eight sacred
shrines of pilgrimage, sing of You.
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The brave and mighty warriors sing of You. The spiritual heroes
and the four sources of creation sing of You.
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The worlds, solar systems and galaxies, created and arranged by
Your Hand, sing of You.
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They alone sing of You, who are pleasing to Your Will. Your devotees
are imbued with Your Sublime Essence.
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So many others sing of You, they do not come to mind. O Nanak,
how can I think of them all?
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That True Lord is True, forever True, and True is His Name.
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He is, and shall always be. He shall not depart, even when this
Universe which He has created departs.
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He created the world, with its various colors, species of beings,
and the variety of Maya.
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Having created the creation, He watches over it Himself, by His
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He does whatever He pleases. No one can issue any order to Him.
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He is the King, the King of kings, the Supreme Lord and Master
of kings. Nanak remains subject to His Will. ||1||
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Aasaa, First Mehl:
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Hearing of His Greatness, everyone calls Him Great.
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But just how Great His Greatness is-this is known only to those
who have seen Him.
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His Value cannot be estimated; He cannot be described.
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Those who describe You, Lord, remain immersed and absorbed in
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O my Great Lord and Master of Unfathomable Depth, You are the
Ocean of Excellence.
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No one knows the extent or the vastness of Your Expanse. ||1||Pause||
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All the intuitives met and practiced intuitive meditation.
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All the appraisers met and made the appraisal.
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The spiritual teachers, the teachers of meditation, and the teachers
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-they cannot describe even an iota of Your Greatness. ||2||
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All Truth, all austere discipline, all goodness,
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all the great miraculous spiritual powers of the Siddhas
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-without You, no one has attained such powers.
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They are received only by Your Grace. No one can block them or
stop their flow. ||3||
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What can the poor helpless creatures do?
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Your Praises are overflowing with Your Treasures.
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Those, unto whom You give-how can they think of any other?
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O Nanak, the True One embellishes and exalts. ||4||2||
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Aasaa, First Mehl:
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Chanting it, I live; forgetting it, I die.
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It is so difficult to chant the True Name.
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If someone feels hunger for the True Name,
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that hunger shall consume his pain. ||1||
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How can I forget Him, O my mother?
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True is the Master, True is His Name. ||1||Pause||
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Trying to describe even an iota of the Greatness of the True Name,
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people have grown weary, but they have not been able to evaluate
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Even if everyone were to gather together and speak of Him,
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He would not become any greater or any lesser. ||2||
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That Lord does not die; there is no reason to mourn.
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He continues to give, and His Provisions never run short.
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This Virtue is His alone; there is no other like Him.
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There never has been, and there never will be. ||3||
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As Great as You Yourself are, O Lord, so Great are Your Gifts.