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Anand Sahib Pauree 13-16


suir nr muin jn AMimRqu Kojdy su AMimRqu gur qy pwieAw ]

sur nar mun jan amrit khojday so amrit gur tay paa-i-aa.

The angelic beings and the silent sages search for the Ambrosial Nectar; this Amrit is obtained from the Guru.

pwieAw AMimRqu guir ik®pw kInI scw min vswieAw ]

paa-i-aa amrit gur kirpaa keenee sachaa man vasaa-i-aa.

This Amrit is obtained, when the Guru grants His Grace; He enshrines the True Lord within the mind.

jIA jMq siB quDu aupwey ieik vyiK prsix AwieAw ]

jee-a jant sabh tuDh upaa-ay ik vaykh parsan aa-i-aa.

All living beings and creatures were created by You; only some come to see the Guru, and seek His blessing.

lbu loBu AhMkwru cUkw siqgurU Blw BwieAw ]

lab lobh ahaNkaar chookaa satguroo bhalaa bhaa-i-aa.

Their greed, avarice and egotism are dispelled, and the True Guru seems sweet.

khY nwnku ijs no Awip quTw iqin AMimRqu gur qy pwieAw ]13]

kahai naanak jis no aap tuthaa tin amrit gur tay paa-i-aa. ||13||

Says Nanak, those with whom the Lord is pleased, obtain the Amrit, through the Guru. ||13||

Bgqw kI cwl inrwlI ]

bhagtaa kee chaal niraalee.

The lifestyle of the devotees is unique and distinct.

cwlw inrwlI Bgqwh kyrI ibKm mwrig clxw ]

chaalaa niraalee bhagtaah kayree bikham maarag chalnaa.

The devotees' lifestyle is unique and distinct; they follow the most difficult path.

lbu loBu AhMkwru qij iqRsnw bhuqu nwhI bolxw ]

lab lobh ahaNkaar taj tarisnaa bahut naahee bolnaa.

They renounce greed, avarice, egotism and desire; they do not talk too much.

KMinAhu iqKI vwlhu inkI eyqu mwrig jwxw ]

khanni-ahu tikhee vaalahu nikee ayt maarag jaanaa.

The path they take is sharper than a two-edged sword, and finer than a hair.

gur prswdI ijnI Awpu qijAw hir vwsnw smwxI ]

gur parsaadee jinee aap taji-aa har vaasnaa samaanee.

By Guru's Grace, they shed their selfishness and conceit; their hopes are merged in the Lord.

khY nwnku cwl Bgqw jughu jugu inrwlI ]14]

kahai naanak chaal bhagtaa jugahu jug niraalee. ||14||

Says Nanak, the lifestyle of the devotees, in each and every age, is unique and distinct. ||14||

ijau qU clwieih iqv clh suAwmI horu ikAw jwxw gux qyry ]

ji-o too chalaa-ihi tiv chalah su-aamee hor ki-aa jaanaa gun tayray.

As You make me walk, so do I walk, O my Lord and Master; what else do I know of Your Glorious Virtues?

ijv qU clwieih iqvY clh ijnw mwrig pwvhy ]

jiv too chalaa-ihi tivai chalah jinaa maarag paavhay.

As You cause them to walk, they walk - You have placed them on the Path.

kir ikrpw ijn nwim lwieih is hir hir sdw iDAwvhy ]

kar kirpaa jin naam laa-ihi se har har sadaa Dhi-aavhay.

In Your Mercy, You attach them to the Naam; they meditate forever on the Lord, Har, Har.

ijs no kQw suxwieih AwpxI is gurduAwrY suKu pwvhy ]

jis no kathaa sunaa-ihi aapnee se gurdu-aarai sukh paavhay.

Those whom You cause to listen to Your sermon, find peace in the Gurdwara, the Guru's Gate.

khY nwnku scy swihb ijau BwvY iqvY clwvhy ]15]

kahai naanak sachay saahib ji-o bhaavai tivai chalaavahay. ||15||

Says Nanak, O my True Lord and Master, you make us walk according to Your Will. ||15||

eyhu soihlw sbdu suhwvw ]

ayhu sohilaa sabad suhaavaa.

This song of praise is the Shabad, the most beautiful Word of God.

sbdo suhwvw sdw soihlw siqgurU suxwieAw ]

sabdo suhaavaa sadaa sohilaa satguroo sunaa-i-aa.

This beauteous Shabad is the everlasting song of praise, spoken by the True Guru.

eyhu iqn kY mMin visAw ijn Durhu iliKAw AwieAw ]

ayhu tin kai man vasi-aa jin Dharahu likhi-aa aa-i-aa.

This is enshrined in the minds of those who are so pre-destined by the Lord.

ieik iPrih Gnyry krih glw glI iknY n pwieAw ]

ik fireh ghanayray karahi galaa galee kinai na paa-i-aa.

Some wander around, babbling on and on, but none obtain Him by babbling.

khY nwnku sbdu soihlw siqgurU suxwieAw ]16]

kahai naanak sabad sohilaa satguroo sunaa-i-aa. ||16||

Says Nanak, the Shabad, this song of praise, has been spoken by the True Guru. ||16||

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