SGGS pp 1327-1330, Parbhaati M: 1, Shabads 1-10.

SGGS pp 1327-1330, Parbhaati M: 1, Shabads 1-10.

 

ੴ ਸਤਿਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ ਰਾਗੁ ਪਰਭਾਤੀ ਬਿਭਾਸ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਚਉਪਦੇ ਘਰੁ ੧ ॥

Ik▫oaʼnkār saṯnām karṯā purakẖ nirbẖa▫o nirvair akāl mūraṯ ajūnī saibẖaʼn gur parsāḏ.   Rāg parbẖāṯī bibẖās mėhlā 1 cẖa▫upḏe gẖar 1.

 

Invoking the ONE, all-pervasive (karta purakh-u) Creator of all universes, (sat-i) with eternal (naam-u) virtues and commands; (nirbhau = beyond fear, is not answerable to anyone) does not fear or favor any one/thing, (nirvair = without enmity) is not against any one, (moorat-i = picture) is the embodiment of (akaal) timeless-ness and deathless-ness, (ajooni) does not take physical life form, (saibha-n) is self-existent; is known (gur prasaad-i) with the guru’s grace/guidance.

 

Composition of the first Guru in (raag-u) Raga Parbhaati Bibhaas, (chaupadey) of four stanzas (ghar-u 1) to be sung to the first beat.   

 

ਨਾਇ ਤੇਰੈ ਤਰਣਾ ਨਾਇ ਪਤਿ ਪੂਜ ॥ ਨਾਉ ਤੇਰਾ ਗਹਣਾ ਮਤਿ ਮਕਸੂਦੁ ॥ ਨਾਇ ਤੇਰੈ ਨਾਉ ਮੰਨੇ ਸਭ ਕੋਇ ॥ ਵਿਣੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਪਤਿ ਕਬਹੁ ਨ ਹੋਇ ॥੧॥

Nā▫e ṯerai ṯarṇā nā▫e paṯ pūj.   Nā▫o ṯerā gahṇā maṯ maksūḏ.  Nā▫e ṯerai nā▫o manne sabẖ ko▫e.   viṇ nāvai paṯ kabahu na ho▫e. ||1||

 

It is with awareness of (teyrai) Your (naaey) Naam/virtues and commands that one (tarna = swims – across world-ocean) overcomes vices in the world; (pat-i = honor) recognition and (pooj/Pooja = worship) respect comes with obedience to Naam.

Obedience of (teyra) your (naau) Naam/commands is (gahna = ornament) adornment of the soul; it helps achieve (maksood-u) the purpose/wishes (mat-i) of the mind – to find the Almighty.

It is with obedience to (teyrai) Your (naaey) Naam, that (sabh koey) everyone (maney) recognizes one’s (naau) name, i.e. one gets a good reputation. 1.

 

ਅਵਰ ਸਿਆਣਪ ਸਗਲੀ ਪਾਜੁ ॥ ਜੈ ਬਖਸੇ ਤੈ ਪੂਰਾ ਕਾਜੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Avar si▫āṇap saglī pāj.   Jai bakẖse ṯai pūrā kāj. ||1|| rahā▫o.

 

(Sagli) all (avar) other (siaanap = wisdom/cleverness) rituals and garbs to show one has found God, is (paaj-u) eyewash. One (jai) whom the Almighty (bakhsey) bestows grace – to obey Naam -, (kaaj-u) objective of (tai) that person – to overcome vices and attain union with the Almighty – is (poora) fulfilled. 1.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਨਾਉ ਤੇਰਾ ਤਾਣੁ ਨਾਉ ਦੀਬਾਣੁ ॥ ਨਾਉ ਤੇਰਾ ਲਸਕਰੁ ਨਾਉ ਸੁਲਤਾਨੁ ॥ ਨਾਇ ਤੇਰੈ ਮਾਣੁ ਮਹਤ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ॥ ਤੇਰੀ ਨਦਰੀ ਕਰਮਿ ਪਵੈ ਨੀਸਾਣੁ ॥੨॥

Nā▫o ṯerā ṯāṇ nā▫o ḏībāṇ.   Nā▫o ṯerā laskar nā▫o sulṯān. Nā▫e ṯerai māṇ mahaṯ parvāṇ.   Ŧerī naḏrī karam pavai nīsāṇ. ||2||

 

Awareness/practice of (teyra) Your Naam/virtues and commands gives (taan-u) the strength to overcome vices; one gets admission to (deebaan-u) Divine court though practice of Naam.

Obedience to Your Naam is (laskar-u) the army/defense against vices; obedience to Naam makes one (sultaan-u) the king – exalted.

Practice of Your Naam brings (maan-u = honor, mahat = importance) recognition and (parvaan-u) acceptance – by people as genuine and for union with the Almighty.

One (pavai) gets (Neesaan-u) the mark of recognition for acceptance with (teyri) Your (nadri = sight, karam-i = of grace) grace – by enabling to practice Naam. 2.

 

ਨਾਇ ਤੇਰੈ ਸਹਜੁ ਨਾਇ ਸਾਲਾਹ ॥ ਨਾਉ ਤੇਰਾ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਬਿਖੁ ਉਠਿ ਜਾਇ ॥ ਨਾਇ ਤੇਰੈ ਸਭਿ ਸੁਖ ਵਸਹਿ ਮਨਿ ਆਇ ॥ ਬਿਨੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਬਾਧੀ ਜਮ ਪੁਰਿ ਜਾਇ ॥੩॥

Nā▫e ṯerai sahj nā▫e sālāh.   Nā▫o ṯerā amriṯ bikẖ uṯẖ jā▫e.  Nā▫e ṯerai sabẖ sukẖ vasėh man ā▫e.   Bin nāvai bāḏẖī jam pur jā▫e. ||3||

 

(Sahaj-u) poise – not to fall to vices – comes with awareness/practice of (teyrai naaey) Your Naam/virtues and commands; (saalaah) glory comes with practice of Naam.

Your Naam is (amrit-u) the life-giving elixir with which (bikh-u = poison) vices (tutth-i = get up, jaaey = go) are given up.

(Sabh-i) all (sukh) comforts (aaey) come to (vasai) abide (man-i) in the mind, i.e. peace is experienced, with practice of (teyrai) Your (naaey) Naam/virtues and commands, i.e. when things are done the right way as per Hukam.

A soul (bin-u = without) bereft of the practice of (naavai) Naam is (baadhi) bound and (jaaey = goes) taken to (pur-i = town, jam = Divine justice) by Divine justice – not allowed union with God. 3.

 

ਨਾਰੀ ਬੇਰੀ ਘਰ ਦਰ ਦੇਸ ॥ ਮਨ ਕੀਆ ਖੁਸੀਆ ਕੀਚਹਿ ਵੇਸ ॥ ਜਾਂ ਸਦੇ ਤਾਂ ਢਿਲ ਨ ਪਾਇ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੂੜੁ ਕੂੜੋ ਹੋਇ ਜਾਇ ॥੪॥੧॥

Nārī berī gẖar ḏar ḏes.   Man kī▫ā kẖusī▫ā kīcẖėh ves. Jāʼn saḏe ṯāʼn dẖil na pā▫e.   Nānak kūṛ kūṛo ho▫e jā▫e. ||4||1||

 

(Naari = woman) wife/family, (beyri/beyrri = boats) ships, (ghar) house/property, (dar = court) authority/position, (deys = country) dominion;

(khuseeaa) merry-making of (man) the mind, (keechah-i) wearing expensive (veys = barb) garments; these are all for life; (jaa-n) when the Creator (sadey) calls (taa-n) then the soul can (paaey) make no (ddhil) delay – has to depart leaving all these behind.

(Koorr-u) falsehood – one who does not obey transitory things/persons (ho jaaey) becomes – is shown to be – (koorro) false in Divine court and suffers, says Guru Nanak. 4. 1.

 

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ਪ੍ਰਭਾਤੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ ਤੇਰਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਰਤਨੁ ਕਰਮੁ ਚਾਨਣੁ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਤਿਥੈ ਲੋਇ ॥ ਅੰਧੇਰੁ ਅੰਧੀ ਵਾਪਰੈ ਸਗਲ ਲੀਜੈ ਖੋਇ ॥੧॥

Parbẖāṯī mėhlā 1.   Ŧerā nām raṯan karam cẖānaṇ suraṯ ṯithai lo▫e.   Anḏẖer anḏẖī vāprai sagal lījai kẖo▫e. ||1||

 

Composition of the first Guru in Raga Prabhaati. O Almighty, (surat-i = consciousness) the mind which has (teyra) Your (naam-u) Naam (ratan-u) the jewel in it; with Your (karam-u) grace it (chaanan-u) sparkles/gives light and there is (loey) enlightenment (tithai) there/in that mind.

(Andheyr-u = darkness) ignorance (vaaparai = happens) afflicts (andhi = blind) one oblivious of Naam and s/he (leejai khoey = lose) wastes his/her (sagal) entire life.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਇਹੁ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ਸਗਲ ਬਿਕਾਰੁ ॥ ਤੇਰਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਦਾਰੂ ਅਵਰੁ ਨਾਸਤਿ ਕਰਣਹਾਰੁ ਅਪਾਰੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Ih sansār sagal bikār.   Ŧerā nām ḏārū avar nāsaṯ karanhār apār. ||1|| rahā▫o.

 

(Ihu) this (sansaar-u) world is (sagal = all) full of (bikaar-u) vices; (teyra) Your Naam is (daaroo) the cure – to be rid of vices; there (naasat-i) is not (avar-u) any other, o (apaar-u) Infinite (karanhaar-u) Creator. 1.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਪਾਤਾਲ ਪੁਰੀਆ ਏਕ ਭਾਰ ਹੋਵਹਿ ਲਾਖ ਕਰੋੜਿ ॥ ਤੇਰੇ ਲਾਲ ਕੀਮਤਿ ਤਾ ਪਵੈ ਜਾਂ ਸਿਰੈ ਹੋਵਹਿ ਹੋਰਿ ॥੨॥

Pāṯāl purī▫ā ek bẖār hovėh lākẖ karoṛ.  Ŧere lāl kīmaṯ ṯā pavai jāʼn sirai hovėh hor. ||2||

 

If the riches of (paataal) the nether regions and (pureeaa = habitats) lands (hovah-i) be (eyk) one (bhaar) load and there be lakhs and crores time more; (keemat-i = price) the worth (teyrai = your) of You, (laal) the Beloved can (pavai) be put only (taa) then (jaa-n) when there is more, (sirai = on the head) above that, i.e. wealth of awareness of Naam is beyond measure. 2.

 

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ਦੂਖਾ ਤੇ ਸੁਖ ਊਪਜਹਿ ਸੂਖੀ ਹੋਵਹਿ ਦੂਖ ॥ ਜਿਤੁ ਮੁਖਿ ਤੂ ਸਾਲਾਹੀਅਹਿ ਤਿਤੁ ਮੁਖਿ ਕੈਸੀ ਭੂਖ ॥੩॥

Ḏūkẖā ṯe sukẖ ūpjahi sūkẖī hovėh ḏūkẖ.  Jiṯ mukẖ ṯū salāhī▫ah ṯiṯ mukẖ kaisī bẖūkẖ. ||3||

 

(Sukh) comforts (oopjah-i) come out (tey) from (dookha) pains; and (sookhi) from comfort (hovah-i) come (dookh) distress, i.e. people have joy sometimes and grief at others.

But for the person by (jit-u) whose (Mukh-i) the mouth You (saalaaheeai) are praised, (kaisi = what?) there is no (bhookh) hunger/pain for (tit-u) that (mukh-i) mouth/person, i.e. one who emulates Divine virtues and obeys Divine commands – acts as directed by the Almighty – faces no problems. 3.

 

ਨਾਨਕ ਮੂਰਖੁ ਏਕੁ ਤੂ ਅਵਰੁ ਭਲਾ ਸੈਸਾਰੁ ॥ ਜਿਤੁ ਤਨਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਨ ਊਪਜੈ ਸੇ ਤਨ ਹੋਹਿ ਖੁਆਰ ॥੪॥੨॥

Nānak mūrakẖ ek ṯū avar bẖalā saisār.  Jiṯ ṯan nām na ūpjai se ṯan hohi kẖu▫ār. ||4||2||

 

(Too) you (eyk-u) alone are (moorakh-u) foolish, (avar-u) rest of (saisaar-u = world) creatures are (bhalaa = good) virtuous, o Nanak – human being; the guru asks to acknowledge one’s own shortcomings.

(Tan-i = body) the person by (jit-u) whom Naam is not (oopjai) shown/practiced, (so) that (tan = body) person (hoh-i = becomes) is (khuaar) frustrated – achieves nothing in life and cannot attain union with the Almighty. 4. 2.

 

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ਪ੍ਰਭਾਤੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ ਜੈ ਕਾਰਣਿ ਬੇਦ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੈ ਉਚਰੇ ਸੰਕਰਿ ਛੋਡੀ ਮਾਇਆ ॥ ਜੈ ਕਾਰਣਿ ਸਿਧ ਭਏ ਉਦਾਸੀ ਦੇਵੀ ਮਰਮੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ॥੧॥

Parbẖāṯī mėhlā 1.   Jai kāraṇ beḏ barahmai ucẖre sankar cẖẖodī mā▫i▫ā.  Jai kāraṇ siḏẖ bẖa▫e uḏāsī ḏevī maram na pā▫i▫ā. ||1||

 

Composition of the first Guru in Raga Prabhaati. Knowing God, (kaaran-i) for the sake of (jai) which (brahmai) Brahma (uchrey) read (beyd) the Vedas; and (sankar-i) Shankar (chhoddi = left) renounced (maaiaa) the world-play.

And for which (sidh) the Yogis (bhaey) become (udaasi) withdrawn from the world, even (deyvi/devi) goddess – gods and goddesses – have not (paaiaa) found (maram-u) mysteries of God – so do not try to assess, but just acknowledge and obey the Creator. 1.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਬਾਬਾ ਮਨਿ ਸਾਚਾ ਮੁਖਿ ਸਾਚਾ ਕਹੀਐ ਤਰੀਐ ਸਾਚਾ ਹੋਈ ॥ ਦੁਸਮਨੁ ਦੂਖੁ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਨੇੜੈ ਹਰਿ ਮਤਿ ਪਾਵੈ ਕੋਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Bābā man sācẖā mukẖ sācẖā kahī▫ai ṯarī▫ai sācẖā ho▫ī.   Ḏusman ḏūkẖ na āvai neṛai har maṯ pāvai ko▫ī. ||1|| rahā▫o.

 

O (baaba) brother, it is by keeping (saacha) the Eternal (man-i) in mind, (kaheeai = saying) praising the Eternal (mukh-i) with the mouth and emulating Divine virtues, i.e. one (tareeai = swims/gets across the world-ocean) overcomes temptations, that one (hoee = becomes) is considered (saacha = truthful) true seeker – and accepted for union with the Almighty.

No (dusman-u = enemy) vice or (dookh-u) fault (aavai) comes (neyrrai) near/afflicts when (koee) one (paavai) receives (mat-i) understanding of Naam/virtues and commands of (har-i) the Almighty.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਅਗਨਿ ਬਿੰਬ ਪਵਣੈ ਕੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਤੀਨਿ ਨਾਮ ਕੇ ਦਾਸਾ ॥ ਤੇ ਤਸਕਰ ਜੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਨ ਲੇਵਹਿ ਵਾਸਹਿ ਕੋਟ ਪੰਚਾਸਾ ॥੨॥

Agan bimb pavṇai kī baṇī ṯīn nām ke ḏāsā.  Ŧe ṯaskar jo nām na levėh vāsėh kot pancẖāsā. ||2||

 

The human body (baani) is comprised of (agan-i) fire, (bimb = bubble) water and (pavnai) air; attributes – water = Satva, air = Rajas, fire = Tamas; but of all (teen-i) three are (daasa) servants of Naam, i.e. can be overcome by practice of Naam.

Those who do not (leyvah-i = take) apply themselves to Naam, (tey) they are (taskar = thieves) guilty of transgressions; they (vaasah-i) live in (kott) the castle of (panchaasa) the five vices – of lust, anger, greed, worldly attachments and vanity – and can never get to the Creator. 2.

 

ਜੇ ਕੋ ਏਕ ਕਰੈ ਚੰਗਿਆਈ ਮਨਿ ਚਿਤਿ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਬਫਾਵੈ ॥ ਏਤੇ ਗੁਣ ਏਤੀਆ ਚੰਗਿਆਈਆ ਦੇਇ ਨ ਪਛੋਤਾਵੈ ॥੩॥

Je ko ek karai cẖangi▫ā▫ī man cẖiṯ bahuṯ bafāvai.  Ėṯe guṇ eṯī▫ā cẖang▫ā▫ī▫ā ḏe▫e na pacẖẖoṯāvai. ||3||

 

(Jey) if (ko) someone (karey) does (eyk) one (changiaaee) good turn to another, s/he feels (bahut-u) very (bafaavai) proud (man-i chit-i) mind – and expects the favor to be returned.

The Almighty has (eytey) so many (gun) virtues and does (eyteeaa) so many (changiaaeeaa) good turns, IT (dey-i) gives but does not (pachhotaavai) repent – if not acknowledged and keeps giving. (The fifth Guru says: Akirtghanaa to paalda prabh Nanak sad bakhsind M: 5, p 47; the Almighty is ever gracious and ever cares even for the thankless). 3.

 

ਤੁਧੁ ਸਾਲਾਹਨਿ ਤਿਨ ਧਨੁ ਪਲੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਕਾ ਧਨੁ ਸੋਈ ॥ ਜੇ ਕੋ ਜੀਉ ਕਹੈ ਓਨਾ ਕਉ ਜਮ ਕੀ ਤਲਬ ਨ ਹੋਈ ॥੪॥੩॥

Ŧuḏẖ sālāhan ṯin ḏẖan palai Nānak kā ḏẖan so▫ī. Je ko jī▫o kahai onā ka▫o jam kī ṯalab na ho▫ī. ||4||3||

 

Those who (saalaahan-i) praise/emulate Your virtues, (tin) they have (dhan-u) wealth/lasting wealth (palai = in lap) with them – that helps here and in the hereafter; Nanak – the seeker has (soee) the same (dhan-u = wealth) resource.

(Jey) is (ko) someone (kahai) says (jeeo) very well to, i.e. obeys God’s commands, (kau) to (ona = them) such persons (hoee) are not (talab) called  – as in a court – to be confronted by (jam) Divine justice; they are accepted for union with the Almighty. 4. 3.

 

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ਪ੍ਰਭਾਤੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ ਜਾ ਕੈ ਰੂਪੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਜਾਤਿ ਨਾਹੀ ਨਾਹੀ ਮੁਖੁ ਮਾਸਾ ॥ ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਮਿਲੇ ਨਿਰੰਜਨੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਤੇਰੈ ਨਾਮਿ ਹੈ ਨਿਵਾਸਾ ॥੧॥

Parbẖāṯī mėhlā 1.   Jā kai rūp nāhī jāṯ nāhī nāhī mukẖ māsā.  Saṯgur mile niranjan pā▫i▫ā ṯerai nām hai nivāsā. ||1||

 

Composition of the first Guru in Raga Prabhaati. The Almighty (ja = who, kai = of) whom (naahi) neither (roop-u) beauty, (naahi) nor (jaat-i) caste nor (maasa) beard and moustache on (mukh-u) face impresses.

That (niranjan-u = un-stained) pristine Almighty is (paaiaa) found on (miley) meeting/following (satigur-i) the true guru and one (hai = has, nivaasaa = residence) lives by (teyrai) Your (naam-i) Naam/Divine virtues and commands.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਅਉਧੂ ਸਹਜੇ ਤਤੁ ਬੀਚਾਰਿ ॥ ਜਾ ਤੇ ਫਿਰਿ ਨ ਆਵਹੁ ਸੈਸਾਰਿ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

A▫oḏẖū sėhje ṯaṯ bīcẖār.   Jā ṯe fir na āvhu saisār. ||1|| rahā▫o.

 

Become (audhoo) withdrawn, i.e. break attachments with the world-play and (beechaar-i) reflect on (tat-u) the essence – Naam – (sahjey) in comfort. (Ja tey) by which you will not (aavah-u= come) be born (saisaar-i) in the world – again. 1.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਜਾ ਕੈ ਕਰਮੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਧਰਮੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਨਾਹੀ ਸੁਚਿ ਮਾਲਾ ॥ ਸਿਵ ਜੋਤਿ ਕੰਨਹੁ ਬੁਧਿ ਪਾਈ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਰਖਵਾਲਾ ॥੨॥

Jā kai karam nāhī ḏẖaram nāhī nāhī sucẖ mālā.  Siv joṯ kannahu buḏẖ pā▫ī saṯgurū rakẖvālā. ||2||

 

The Almighty (ja kai) whom (karam-u) rituals, (dharam-u) religious practices nor (such-i) the sacred/Tulsi (maala) rosary are considered.

That Master approves one who (paaee) receives (budh-i) understanding (kannhu) from (siv jot-i) the Divine – with (satiguru) the true guru (rakhvaala) as guard, i.e. one who obeys the Almighty with the true guru’s guidance. 2.

 

ਜਾ ਕੈ ਬਰਤੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਨੇਮੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਨਾਹੀ ਬਕਬਾਈ ॥ ਗਤਿ ਅਵਗਤਿ ਕੀ ਚਿੰਤ ਨਾਹੀ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਫੁਰਮਾਈ ॥੩॥

Jā kai baraṯ nāhī nem nāhī nāhī bakbā▫ī.  Gaṯ avgaṯ kī cẖinṯ nāhī saṯgurū furmā▫ī. ||3||

 

The Almighty whom neither (barat-u) fasting, (neym-u) prescribed practices nor any (bakbaaee) meaningless recitations impress.

And who has no (chint = thought) consideration for superstitions for (gat-i) emancipation or sins for (avigat-i) denial of emancipation; IT approves one who follows the instructions (phurmaaee = ordered) given by (satiguru) the true guru. 3.

 

ਜਾ ਕੈ ਆਸ ਨਾਹੀ ਨਿਰਾਸ ਨਾਹੀ ਚਿਤਿ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਸਮਝਾਈ ॥ ਤੰਤ ਕਉ ਪਰਮ ਤੰਤੁ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਬੁਧਿ ਪਾਈ ॥੪॥੪॥

Jā kai ās nāhī nirās nāhī cẖiṯ suraṯ samjẖā▫ī.  Ŧanṯ ka▫o param ṯanṯ mili▫ā nānkā buḏẖ pā▫ī. ||4||4||

 

The true guru (ja kai) by whom there is (naahi) neither (aas) expectation nor (niraas) disappointment regarding anything; he (samjhaaee) gives understanding and (surat-i) awareness of Naam (chit-i) mind.

(Param tant-u) the Supreme Spirit/Almighty (miliaa) is found (kau) by (tant-u) the human soul with this (budh-i) awareness, (naanka) o Nanak – the seeker. 4. 4.

 

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ਪ੍ਰਭਾਤੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ ਤਾ ਕਾ ਕਹਿਆ ਦਰਿ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ॥ ਬਿਖੁ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਦੁਇ ਸਮ ਕਰਿ ਜਾਣੁ ॥੧॥

Parbẖāṯī mėhlā 1.   Ŧā kā kahi▫ā ḏar parvāṇ.   Bikẖ amriṯ ḏu▫e sam kar jāṇ. ||1||

 

Composition of the first Guru in Raga Prabhaati. (Ta ka) their (kahiaa) saying/speech and deeds are (parvaan-u) approved (dar-i) in Divine court. They are those who (kar-i jaan-u) consider (duey) both (bikh-u) poison/bitter/discomfort and (amrit-u) sweet/comfort (sam) alike, i.e. remain in equipoise with Divine will.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਕਿਆ ਕਹੀਐ ਸਰਬੇ ਰਹਿਆ ਸਮਾਇ ॥ ਜੋ ਕਿਛੁ ਵਰਤੈ ਸਭ ਤੇਰੀ ਰਜਾਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Ki▫ā kahī▫ai sarbe rahi▫ā samā▫e.   Jo kicẖẖ varṯai sabẖ ṯerī rajā▫e. ||1|| rahā▫o.

 

(Kiaa) what can we (kaheeai) say to You, o Almighty: You (rahiaa) are (samaaey = contained) present (sarbey) in all creatures and places directing everything.

(Jo kichh-u) whatever (vartai) happens is (sabh) all (teyri) Your (rajaaey) will. 1.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਪ੍ਰਗਟੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਚੂਕਾ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੁ ॥ ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਦੀਆ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਾਮੁ ॥੨॥

Pargatī joṯ cẖūkā abẖimān.   Saṯgur ḏī▫ā amriṯ nām. ||2||

 

When (jot-i) light (pragatti) shows, i.e. when one becomes aware of the Almighty’s grandeur/virtues/powers, his/her (abhimaan-u) pride (chooka) ends, i.e. s/he realizes that one must submit to Divine will.

This comes to one who (deeaa = given) is imparted awareness of (amrit-u) the life-giving (naam-u) Naam/Divine virtues and commands (satigur-i) by the true guru. 2.

 

ਕਲਿ ਮਹਿ ਆਇਆ ਸੋ ਜਨੁ ਜਾਣੁ ॥ ਸਾਚੀ ਦਰਗਹ ਪਾਵੈ ਮਾਣੁ ॥੩॥

Kal mėh ā▫i▫ā so jan jāṇ.   Sācẖī ḏargėh pāvai māṇ. ||3||

 

(Aaiaa) coming to the world (mah-i) in (kal-i) the age of conflict/duality is (jaan-u) recognized/fruitful of (so) such a (jan-u) person, i.e. such a person utilizes the opportunity to live as God directed and finds God.

S/he (paavai) receives (maan-u) honor in (saachi = true) Divine (dargah) court, i.e. is accepted for union by the Creator. 3.

 

ਕਹਣਾ ਸੁਨਣਾ ਅਕਥ ਘਰਿ ਜਾਇ ॥ ਕਥਨੀ ਬਦਨੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਜਲਿ ਜਾਇ ॥੪॥੫॥

Kahṇā sunṇā akath gẖar jā▫e.   Kathnī baḏnī Nānak jal jā▫e. ||4||5||

 

One (jaaey) goes/is admitted to (ghar-i) house/court of (akath) the Ineffable (Kahna = saying) by praising/emulating Divine virtues and (sunanaa) listening/complying with Divine commands.

One who indulges in only (kathni) talking (badni) with the mouth (jal-i jaaey = is burnt) perishes in vices – cannot get to the Almighty, says Guru Nanak. 4. 5.

 

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ਪ੍ਰਭਾਤੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਨੀਰੁ ਗਿਆਨਿ ਮਨ ਮਜਨੁ ਅਠਸਠਿ ਤੀਰਥ ਸੰਗਿ ਗਹੇ ॥ ਗੁਰ ਉਪਦੇਸਿ ਜਵਾਹਰ ਮਾਣਕ ਸੇਵੇ ਸਿਖੁ ਸ ਖੋਜਿ ਲਹੈ ॥੧॥

Parbẖāṯī mėhlā 1.   Amriṯ nīr gi▫ān man majan aṯẖsaṯẖ ṯirath sang gahe.  Gur upḏes javāhar māṇak seve sikẖ so kẖoj lahai. ||1||

 

Composition of the first Guru in Raga Prabhaati. People to go to many places of pilgrimage to bathe for purification: One who (majan-u) bathes (man) the mind in (amrit-u) the life-giving/purifying (neer-u) water of (giaan-i) awareness of Naam/Divine virtues and commands, (gahey) holds (atthsatth) the sixty eight/all (teerath) places of pilgrimage (sang-i) with him/her, i.e. is already purified.

There is (javaahar maanak – precious stones) wealth of awareness of Naam (updeys-i) in instructions/guidance of (gur) the guru; (sikh) the disciple who (seyvey = serves) obeys and (khojey = searches) reflects on them, (lahai) takes receives the wealth, i.e. becomes aware of, and lives by Naam.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਗੁਰ ਸਮਾਨਿ ਤੀਰਥੁ ਨਹੀ ਕੋਇ ॥ ਸਰੁ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ ਤਾਸੁ ਗੁਰੁ ਹੋਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Gur samān ṯirath nahī ko▫e.   Sar sanṯokẖ ṯās gur ho▫e. ||1|| rahā▫o.

 

There is (nahi) no (teerath-u) place of pilgrimage – method of purification – (samaan-i) equal to teachings of the guru.

(Taas-u) that – the guru’s teachings are (sar-u) the pool which bring (santokh-u) contentment – being happy with Divine will. 1.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

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ਗੁਰੁ ਦਰੀਆਉ ਸਦਾ ਜਲੁ ਨਿਰਮਲੁ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਮੈਲੁ ਹਰੈ ॥ ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਪਾਇਐ ਪੂਰਾ ਨਾਵਣੁ ਪਸੂ ਪਰੇਤਹੁ ਦੇਵ ਕਰੈ ॥੨॥

Gur ḏarī▫ā▫o saḏā jal nirmal mili▫ā ḏurmaṯ mail harai.  Saṯgur pā▫i▫ai pūrā nāvaṇ pasū pareṯahu ḏev karai. ||2||

 

(Gur-u) the guru is (dareeaau) the river whose (jal-u) water is (sadaa) ever (nirmal-u) clean, which (harai) drives out (mail-u) the dirt of (durmat-i) evil ideas.

(Paaiai) finding/following the guru is (poora) perfect (naavan) bathing/purification which (karai) makes (deyv) gods from (pasoo) animals and (pareytahu) goblins, i.e. one who follows the guru does not wander aimlessly but becomes steady with focus on the Almighty. 2.

 

ਰਤਾ ਸਚਿ ਨਾਮਿ ਤਲ ਹੀਅਲੁ ਸੋ ਗੁਰੁ ਪਰਮਲੁ ਕਹੀਐ ॥ ਜਾ ਕੀ ਵਾਸੁ ਬਨਾਸਪਤਿ ਸਉਰੈ ਤਾਸੁ ਚਰਣ ਲਿਵ ਰਹੀਐ ॥੩॥

Raṯā sacẖ nām ṯal hī▫al so gur parmal kahī▫ai. Jā kī vās banāspaṯ sa▫urai ṯās cẖaraṇ liv rahī▫ai. ||3||

 

One who (rataa) is imbued (naam-i) with Naam/virtues and commands (sach-i) of the Eternal (tal = below, heeal-u = heart) from the bottom of the heart, (so) such is (kaheeai) called (parmal-u) sandalwood tree the source of fragrance/wisdom.

The guru is like the sandalwood tree (ja ki) by whose (vaas-u) fragrance (banaaspat-i) vegetation around it (saurai = transformed) becomes fragrant, i.e. the guru’s followers attain awareness of Naam; we should (raheeai) fix (liv) attention on (charan = feet) instructions/guidance of (taas-u = that) the guru. 3.

 

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜੀਅ ਪ੍ਰਾਨ ਉਪਜਹਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਿਵ ਘਰਿ ਜਾਈਐ ॥ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਚਿ ਸਮਾਈਐ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਿਜ ਪਦੁ ਪਾਈਐ ॥੪॥੬॥

Gurmukẖ jī▫a parān upjahi gurmukẖ siv gẖar jā▫ī▫ai.  Gurmukẖ Nānak sacẖ samā▫ī▫ai gurmukẖ nij paḏ pā▫ī▫ai. ||4||6||

 

(Gurmukh-i) one who follows the guru, the teachings (upjah-i = come) show in his/her (jeea = mind) thoughts and (praan = life) life/actions, i.e. s/he is purified and invigorated; one (jaaeeai) goes/is admitted in (siv) Divine (ghar-i = home) abode (gurmukh-i) with the guru’s guidance.

One (samaaeeai) remains absorbed in/acts according to, commands of (sach-i) of the Eternal in life (gurmukh-i) with guru’s guidance, s/he (paaeeai) attains (nij-u) own (pad-u) the state, i.e. overcomes temptations, focuses within and – finds the Almighty, says Guru Nanak. 4. 6.

 

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Note: The Brahmin is called by a householder to come to his house to perform a religious ceremony. He comes, prays and is given offerings in money and materials. This is the context of the Shabad below.

 

ਪ੍ਰਭਾਤੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਵਿਦਿਆ ਵੀਚਾਰੈ ਪੜਿ ਪੜਿ ਪਾਵੈ ਮਾਨੁ ॥ ਆਪਾ ਮਧੇ ਆਪੁ ਪਰਗਾਸਿਆ ਪਾਇਆ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਨਾਮੁ ॥੧॥

Parbẖāṯī mėhlā 1.   Gur parsādī viḏi▫ā vīcẖārai paṛ paṛ pāvai mān.  Āpā maḏẖe āp pargāsi▫ā pā▫i▫ā amriṯ nām. ||1||

 

Composition of the first Guru in Raga Prabhaati. One who (parr-i parr-i) keeps reading the scriptures and (parsaadi) with grace/guidance o (gur) the guru, (veechaarai) reflects/acts on what they say, (paavai) receives (maan-u) honor/recognition.

Having (paaiaa) received awareness of (amrit-u) the life-giving (naam-u) Naam/Divine virtues and commands, s/he (pargaasiaa) manifests/experiences (aap-u = self) the Almighty (madhey) in his/her (aap-u) self/mind. 1.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਕਰਤਾ ਤੂ ਮੇਰਾ ਜਜਮਾਨੁ ॥ ਇਕ ਦਖਿਣਾ ਹਉ ਤੈ ਪਹਿ ਮਾਗਉ ਦੇਹਿ ਆਪਣਾ ਨਾਮੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Karṯā ṯū merā jajmān.   Ik ḏakẖiṇā ha▫o ṯai pėh māga▫o ḏėh āpṇā nām. ||1|| rahā▫o.

 

O (karta) Creator, (too) You are (meyra) my (jajmaan-u) host – one who calls the priest to his house to prayer and makes offering for it -, i.e. You have made me Your servant.

I (maagau) ask this (eyk) one (dakhna/Dakshna) payment/benediction; please (deyh-i) give me awareness of (apna = own) Your Naam/virtues and commands – by which I may realize Your presence within me. 1.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਪੰਚ ਤਸਕਰ ਧਾਵਤ ਰਾਖੇ ਚੂਕਾ ਮਨਿ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੁ ॥ ਦਿਸਟਿ ਬਿਕਾਰੀ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਭਾਗੀ ਐਸਾ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੁ ॥੨॥

Pancẖ ṯaskar ḏẖāvaṯ rākẖe cẖūkā man abẖimān.  Ḏisat bikārī ḏurmaṯ bẖāgī aisā barahm gi▫ān. ||2||

 

I (raakhey) have restrained (panch) the five (taskar = thieves) the sensory organs from (dhaavat = running) wavering/falling prey to temptations – and being robbed of Naam; (abhimaan-u) vanity of my (man-i) mind (chooka) has ended – which has enabled to see the Almighty within.

(Bikaari) evil (dristt-i) sight – vicious looking at others’ wealth or beauty -, and (durmat-i) evil thinking (bhaagi = run away) have left me; I have received (aisa) such (giaan-u) awareness of (brahm) the Divine. 2.

 

Note: When the Brahmin goes to a host’s house he expects offerings of many things. The next verse describes this from the spiritual angle.

 

ਜਤੁ ਸਤੁ ਚਾਵਲ ਦਇਆ ਕਣਕ ਕਰਿ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤਿ ਪਾਤੀ ਧਾਨੁ ॥ ਦੂਧੁ ਕਰਮੁ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ ਘੀਉ ਕਰਿ ਐਸਾ ਮਾਂਗਉ ਦਾਨੁ ॥੩॥

Jaṯ saṯ cẖāval ḏa▫i▫ā kaṇak kar parāpaṯ pāṯī ḏẖān.  Ḏūḏẖ karam sanṯokẖ gẖī▫o kar aisā māʼnga▫o ḏān. ||3||

 

(Kar-i = make) let (jat-u) self-control and (sat-u) truthful living be (chaaval) the rice, (daiaa) compassion be (kanak) the wheat and (dhaan-u/dhiaan) attention to Divine commands (paati/paatr) the utensil to receive them.

(Kar-i) let ability to perform good but desire-less (karam-u) deeds be (doodh-u) the milk, (santokh-u = contentment) submission to Divine will (gheeo) the clarified butter/cooking oil; (aisa) such is (daan-u) the offering/benediction, I (maangau) ask, o Almighty. 3.

 

ਖਿਮਾ ਧੀਰਜੁ ਕਰਿ ਗਊ ਲਵੇਰੀ ਸਹਜੇ ਬਛਰਾ ਖੀਰੁ ਪੀਐ ॥ ਸਿਫਤਿ ਸਰਮ ਕਾ ਕਪੜਾ ਮਾਂਗਉ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਣ ਨਾਨਕ ਰਵਤੁ ਰਹੈ ॥੪॥੭॥

Kẖimā ḏẖīraj kar ga▫ū laverī sėhje bacẖẖrā kẖīr pī▫ai.  Sifaṯ saram kā kapṛā māʼnga▫o har guṇ Nānak ravaṯ rahai. ||4||7||

 

(Kar-i = make) let (khimaa = forgiveness) tolerance and (dhheeraj-u) patience be (laveyri) the milk-giving (gaoo) cow whose (bachhra) calf (peeai) drinks/sucks (kheer-u) the milk (sahjey) without any hindrance, i.e. my mind experiences the Almighty naturally.

I (maangau) ask for (kaprra) clothes of (sifat-i) praising Divine virtues and (saram = effort) obedience to Divine commands; may Nanak (rahai) keep (ravat-u) uttering/praising/emulating (gun) virtues of (har-i) the Almighty. 4. 7.

 

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ਪ੍ਰਭਾਤੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ ਆਵਤੁ ਕਿਨੈ ਨ ਰਾਖਿਆ ਜਾਵਤੁ ਕਿਉ ਰਾਖਿਆ ਜਾਇ ॥ ਜਿਸ ਤੇ ਹੋਆ ਸੋਈ ਪਰੁ ਜਾਣੈ ਜਾਂ ਉਸ ਹੀ ਮਾਹਿ ਸਮਾਇ ॥੧॥

Parbẖāṯī mėhlā 1.   Āvaṯ kinai na rākẖi▫ā jāvaṯ ki▫o rākẖi▫ā jā▫e. Jis ṯe ho▫ā so▫ī par jāṇai jāʼn us hī māhi samā▫e. ||1||

 

Composition of the first Guru in Raga Prabhaati. When (kinai na = not any) no one (raakhiaa) stopped the creature from (aavat-u = coming) birth, (kiau) how can s/he be (raakhiaa) be stopped from (jaavat-u = going) death: – it is all in the Creator’s hands.

(Soee = that) the Creator (tey) from (jis) whom the creature (hoaa) is created (jaanai) knows (par) for sure, (jaa-n) since the creature remains (maah-i) in (samaaey = contained) dominion of (us) that (hi) alone. 1.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਤੂਹੈ ਹੈ ਵਾਹੁ ਤੇਰੀ ਰਜਾਇ ॥ ਜੋ ਕਿਛੁ ਕਰਹਿ ਸੋਈ ਪਰੁ ਹੋਇਬਾ ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਕਰਣਾ ਜਾਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Ŧūhai hai vāhu ṯerī rajā▫e.   Jo kicẖẖ karahi so▫ī par ho▫ibā avar na karṇā jā▫e. ||1|| rahā▫o.

 

O Almighty, (toohai) You are (vaah-u = wondrous) great; (teyri) Your (rajaaey = will) writ applies everywhere.

(Jo kichh-u) whatever You (karah-i) do/want done, (soee) that (par) certainly (hoiba) happens; no one (avar-u) else (jaaey) can (karna) do anything. 1.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਜੈਸੇ ਹਰਹਟ ਕੀ ਮਾਲਾ ਟਿੰਡ ਲਗਤ ਹੈ ਇਕ ਸਖਨੀ ਹੋਰ ਫੇਰ ਭਰੀਅਤ ਹੈ ॥ ਤੈਸੋ ਹੀ ਇਹੁ ਖੇਲੁ ਖਸਮ ਕਾ ਜਿਉ ਉਸ ਕੀ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥੨॥

Jaise harhat kī mālā tind lagaṯ hai ik sakẖnī hor fer bẖarī▫aṯ hai.  Ŧaiso hī ih kẖel kẖasam kā ji▫o us kī vadi▫ā▫ī. ||2||

 

(Jaisey) like (tindd) pots are (lagat) attached on (maalaa = garland) wheel of (harhatt) the Persian wheel; and while (ik = one) some are (sakhni) emptied and (pheyr) then (bhareeat hai) filled (hor) again.

(Taiso hi) similar is (ihu) this (kheyl-u) play (ka) of (khasam) the Master – people die and are reborn; this happen as per (vaddiaaee = glory) command (ki) of (us = that) the Master. 2.

 

ਸੁਰਤੀ ਕੈ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਚਲਿ ਕੈ ਉਲਟੀ ਨਦਰਿ ਪ੍ਰਗਾਸੀ ॥ ਮਨਿ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ ਦੇਖੁ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਕਉਨੁ ਗਿਰਹੀ ਕਉਨੁ ਉਦਾਸੀ ॥੩॥

Surṯī kai mārag cẖal kai ultī naḏar pargāsī.  Man vīcẖār ḏekẖ barahm gi▫ānī ka▫un girhī ka▫un uḏāsī. ||3||

 

(Chal-i kai) walking (maarag-i) on the path (kai = of) told by (surti) the Vedas, (ulti) the reverse (nadar-i) sight (pragaasi) shows, i.e. one tries to give up householder’s life.

But (veechaar-i) reflect (man-i) in mind and (deykh-u) see (giaani = knower of, brahm = Creator) o enlightened one; (kaun-u = who?) if anyone is (girahi) a true householder or (udaasi) renunciate. 3. 

 

ਜਿਸ ਕੀ ਆਸਾ ਤਿਸ ਹੀ ਸਉਪਿ ਕੈ ਏਹੁ ਰਹਿਆ ਨਿਰਬਾਣੁ ॥ ਜਿਸ ਤੇ ਹੋਆ ਸੋਈ ਕਰਿ ਮਾਨਿਆ ਨਾਨਕ ਗਿਰਹੀ ਉਦਾਸੀ ਸੋ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ॥੪॥੮॥

Jis kī āsā ṯis hī sa▫up kai ehu rahi▫ā nirbāṇ.  Jis ṯe ho▫ā so▫ī kar māni▫ā Nānak girhī uḏāsī so parvāṇ. ||4||8||

 

If (eyh-u = this) the householder (saup kai) surrenders (aasa) the wishes to the Almighty (jis ki) whose (aasa) yearning the seeker has, s/he (rahiaa) remains (nirbaan-u) unattached to the world-play and focuses on obeying the Creator, i.e. s/he is an Udaasi/renunciate.

Anyone who (kar-i = makes, maaniaa = acceptance) obeys (soee = that) the Creator (tey) from (jis) whom s/he (hoaa) was created; s/he is (parvaan-u) approved whether (girahi) a householder of (udaasi) withdrawn/renunciate, says Guru Nanak. 4. 8.

 

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ਪ੍ਰਭਾਤੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ ਦਿਸਟਿ ਬਿਕਾਰੀ ਬੰਧਨਿ ਬਾਂਧੈ ਹਉ ਤਿਸ ਕੈ ਬਲਿ ਜਾਈ ॥ ਪਾਪ ਪੁੰਨ ਕੀ ਸਾਰ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ਭੂਲਾ ਫਿਰੈ ਅਜਾਈ ॥੧॥

Parbẖāṯī mėhlā 1.   Ḏisat bikārī banḏẖan bāʼnḏẖai ha▫o ṯis kai bal jā▫ī.  Pāp punn kī sār na jāṇai bẖūlā firai ajā▫ī. ||1||

 

Composition of the first Guru in Raga Prabhaati. (Hau) I (bal-i jaaee = am sacrifice, kai = for) adore (tis) that person who (bandhan-i baandhai = ties down) restrains (vikaari) evil (distt-i/dristt-i) sight, i.e. a person who does not cast evil eye/controls action organs, with awareness/practice of Naam/Divine virtues and commands, is praiseworthy.

One oblivious of Naam does not (jaanai) know/have (saar) distinction between (paap = sins, punn = good deeds) good and bad and (phirai) goes about (bhoola = straying) directionless (ajaaee) in vain

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਬੋਲਹੁ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾਰ ॥ ਫੁਨਿ ਬਹੁੜਿ ਨ ਆਵਣ ਵਾਰ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Bolhu sacẖ nām karṯār.   Fun bahuṛ na āvaṇ vār. ||1|| rahā▫o.

 

O human being, (bolhu = say) remember/practice (sach-u) the eternal Naam/Divine commands of (kartaar) the Creator. Then your (vaar) turn (aavan = coming) birth (phun-i bahurr-i) again and again shall not come. 1.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਊਚਾ ਤੇ ਫੁਨਿ ਨੀਚੁ ਕਰਤੁ ਹੈ ਨੀਚ ਕਰੈ ਸੁਲਤਾਨੁ ॥ ਜਿਨੀ ਜਾਣੁ ਸੁਜਾਣਿਆ ਜਗਿ ਤੇ ਪੂਰੇ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ॥੨॥

Ūcẖā ṯe fun nīcẖ karaṯ hai nīcẖ karai sulṯān.  Jinī jāṇ sujāṇi▫ā jag ṯe pūre parvāṇ. ||2||

 

The Almighty (karat-u hai) makes (neech-u) lowly (tey) from (oochaa) the high; and (karai) makes (sultaan-u) king from (neech) the lowly.

(Jini) who (jaan-u) know/understand/practice – virtues and commands of – (sujaaniaa = well-informed) the Omniscient Master, (sey) they receive (parvaan-u) acceptance (tey) from (sabh) the whole (jag-i) world/everyone. 2.

 

ਤਾ ਕਉ ਸਮਝਾਵਣ ਜਾਈਐ ਜੇ ਕੋ ਭੂਲਾ ਹੋਈ ॥ ਆਪੇ ਖੇਲ ਕਰੇ ਸਭ ਕਰਤਾ ਐਸਾ ਬੂਝੈ ਕੋਈ ॥੩॥

Ŧā ka▫o samjẖāvaṇ jā▫ī▫ai je ko bẖūlā ho▫ī.  Āpe kẖel kare sabẖ karṯā aisā būjẖai ko▫ī. ||3||

 

We (jaaeeai) go to (samjhaavan = cause to understand) instruct/remind (kau = to, ta = that) a person (jey) if (ko) someone (hoee) has (bhoola) forgotten.

But (karta) the Creator (aapey) IT-self (karey = does) conducts (sah) all (kheyl) plays – creates and watches and so knows everything; (koee) some rare person (boojhai) understands (aisa = thus) this and submits to Divine commands. 3.

 

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ਨਾਉ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਤੈ ਸਬਦਿ ਧਿਆਈਐ ਛੋਡਹੁ ਦੁਨੀ ਪਰੀਤਾ ॥ ਪ੍ਰਣਵਤਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਦਾਸਨਿ ਦਾਸਾ ਜਗਿ ਹਾਰਿਆ ਤਿਨਿ ਜੀਤਾ ॥੪॥੯॥

Nā▫o parbẖāṯai sabaḏ ḏẖi▫ā▫ī▫ai cẖẖodahu ḏunī parīṯā.  Paraṇvaṯ Nānak ḏāsan ḏāsā jag hāri▫ā ṯin jīṯā. ||4||9||

 

(Dhiaaeeai) pay attention/contemplate (naau) Naam/Divine virtues and commands (prabhaatai) early morning – when there are no distractions – (sabad-i = with the word) with the guru’s guidance; (chhoddahu) give up (pareeta = love) attachment (duni) to the world-play – of relatives, status, wealth, rivalries etc.

(Pranvat-i) submits Guru Nanak: (Jag-i = world) those who ignore Naam (haariaa) lose to temptations life; (tin-i) that person who does obeys God (jeeta) wins; I am (daasaa) the servant (daasan-i) of servant/devotee of God. 4. 9.

 

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ਪ੍ਰਭਾਤੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥ ਮਨੁ ਮਾਇਆ ਮਨੁ ਧਾਇਆ ਮਨੁ ਪੰਖੀ ਆਕਾਸਿ ॥ ਤਸਕਰ ਸਬਦਿ ਨਿਵਾਰਿਆ ਨਗਰੁ ਵੁਠਾ ਸਾਬਾਸਿ ॥ ਜਾ ਤੂ ਰਾਖਹਿ ਰਾਖਿ ਲੈਹਿ ਸਾਬਤੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਰਾਸਿ ॥੧॥

Parbẖāṯī mėhlā 1.   Man mā▫i▫ā man ḏẖā▫i▫ā man pankẖī ākās. Ŧaskar sabaḏ nivāri▫ā nagar vuṯẖā sābās. Jā ṯū rākẖahi rākẖ laihi sābaṯ hovai rās. ||1||

 

Composition of the first Guru in Raga Prabhaati. (Man-u) the human mind is influenced by (maaiaa) the world-play – happenings around; it (dhaaiaa = runs) wanders all over; (man-u) the mind wanders like (pankhi) the birds (aakaas-i) in the sky.

(Taskar = thieves) vices in the world-play (nivaariaa) are given up (sabad-i = with the word) with teachings of the guru; (nagar-u = town) the mind (vutthaa) stays/becomes steady and (saabaas-i) receives praise.

O Almighty, (ja) when (too) You are pleased to (raakhah-i) protect the mind from the world-play, then (raakh-i laih-i) it is protected; and (raas-i) the wealth (hovai) is (raas-i) intact, i.e. the mind does not forget Naam.

 

ਐਸਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਰਤਨੁ ਨਿਧਿ ਮੇਰੈ ॥ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਦੇਹਿ ਲਗਉ ਪਗਿ ਤੇਰੈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Aisā nām raṯan niḏẖ merai.   Gurmaṯ ḏėh laga▫o pag ṯerai. ||1|| rahā▫o.

 

I wish to have (aisa) such (ratan-u = jewel, nidh-i = treasure) the wealth of awareness of Naam in (meyrai) my mind.

I (lagau = touch, pag-i = to feet) entreat (teyrai) to You, please – to lead me to the guru and – (deyh-i) impart awareness (gurmat-i) through the guru’s counsel. 1.

(Rahaau) dwell on this and contemplate.

 

ਮਨੁ ਜੋਗੀ ਮਨੁ ਭੋਗੀਆ ਮਨੁ ਮੂਰਖੁ ਗਾਵਾਰੁ ॥ ਮਨੁ ਦਾਤਾ ਮਨੁ ਮੰਗਤਾ ਮਨ ਸਿਰਿ ਗੁਰੁ ਕਰਤਾਰੁ ॥ ਪੰਚ ਮਾਰਿ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਐਸਾ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥੨॥

Man jogī man bẖogī▫ā man mūrakẖ gāvār.  Man ḏāṯā man mangṯā man sir gur karṯār.  Pancẖ mār sukẖ pā▫i▫ā aisā barahm vīcẖār. ||2||

 

(Man-u) the mind sometimes becomes (jogi) renunciate and sometimes (bhogeeaa) indulges in pleasures; the mind is (gaavaar-u) a thoughtless (moorakh-u) fool – it does not stay steady.

(Man-u) the human being is sometimes (daataa) giver/philanthropist and sometimes (mangtaa) a beggar; (gur-u) the great (kartaar-u) Creator is (sir-i) over the head of (man) the human being, i.e. causes all actions.

The human being (paaiaa) obtains (sukh-u) solace when it (maar-i) kills/sheds (panch) the five vices – lust, anger, greed, worldly attachments, vanity; (aisa = such) this is the virtue of (veechaar-u) reflecting on Naam of (brahm) the Almighty. 2.

 

ਘਟਿ ਘਟਿ ਏਕੁ ਵਖਾਣੀਐ ਕਹਉ ਨ ਦੇਖਿਆ ਜਾਇ ॥ ਖੋਟੋ ਪੂਠੋ ਰਾਲੀਐ ਬਿਨੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਪਤਿ ਜਾਇ ॥ ਜਾ ਤੂ ਮੇਲਹਿ ਤਾ ਮਿਲਿ ਰਹਾਂ ਜਾਂ ਤੇਰੀ ਹੋਇ ਰਜਾਇ ॥੩॥

Gẖat gẖat ek vakẖāṇī▫ai kaha▫o na ḏekẖi▫ā jā▫e.  Kẖoto pūṯẖo rālī▫ai bin nāvai paṯ jā▫e.  Jā ṯū melėh ṯā mil rahāʼn jāʼn ṯerī ho▫e rajā▫e. ||3||

 

It is (vakhaaneeai) said that (eyk-u) the One Almighty is present (ghatt-i ghatt-i) in all creatures and places, but (na jaaey) cannot be (deykhiaa) seen (kahau) by anyone – so why worry about obeying God.

(Pat-i) honor (jaaey = goes) is lost – one is rejected for union with the Almighty – (bin-u = without) by not obeying (naavai) Naam; (khotto = false) disobedient persons (raaleeai = made to roll) suffer (poottho = being upside down in the womb) being reborn again and again.

O Almighty, (jaa) if (too) You (meylah-i = cause to meet) so motivate (ta) then I (mil-i rahaa = remain together) remain in Your remembrance/obedience and unite with You; (jaa-n) when so (hoey) is (teyri) Your (rajaaey) will. 3.

 

ਜਾਤਿ ਜਨਮੁ ਨਹ ਪੂਛੀਐ ਸਚ ਘਰੁ ਲੇਹੁ ਬਤਾਇ ॥ ਸਾ ਜਾਤਿ ਸਾ ਪਤਿ ਹੈ ਜੇਹੇ ਕਰਮ ਕਮਾਇ ॥ ਜਨਮ ਮਰਨ ਦੁਖੁ ਕਾਟੀਐ ਨਾਨਕ ਛੂਟਸਿ ਨਾਇ ॥੪॥੧੦॥

Jāṯ janam nah pūcẖẖī▫ai sacẖ gẖar leho baṯā▫e.  Sā jāṯ sā paṯ hai jehe karam kamā▫e. Janam maran ḏukẖ kātī▫ai Nānak cẖẖūtas nā▫e. ||4||10||

 

We should not (poochheeai) ask anyone his/her (jaat-i) caste or (janam-u = birth) lineage, but (leyhu bataaee = be told) know his/her (sach) true (ghar-u) state – what are his/her deeds and thoughts like.

One’s (jaat-i) caste and (pat-i/paat-i) lineage is (saa) that, (jeyhey) as the type of (karam) deeds s/he (kamaaey) does.

Everyone wants to (kaatteeai = cut) end (dukh-u) the suffering of being in cycles of (janam) births and (maran) deaths; remember, one (chhoottas-i) is freed of this by obedience (naaey) to Naam/Divine commands, says Guru Nanak. 4. 10.

 

 

 

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