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Varan Bhai Gurdas Ji
Vaar 1
Translation by Dr Jodh Singh

Pauri24 First episode of Guru Nanak Dev ji

pihlW bwby pwXw bKS dr ipCoN dy iPr Gwl kmweI]
ryq A`k Awhwr kr roVW kI gur krI ivCweI]
BwrI krI q`pisAw bfy Bwg hir isauN bix AweI]
bwbw pYDw sc KMf nwiniD nwm grIbI pweI]
bwbw dyKy iDAwn Dr jlqI sB ipRQvI ids AweI]
bwJhu gurU gubwr hY hYhY krdI suxI lukweI]
bwby ByK bxwieAw aud`wsI kI rIq clweI]
ciVHAw soDn Drq lukweI ]òô]

pehilaa(n) baabae paayaa bukhush dhur pishho dhae fir ghaal kumaaee||
raeth auk aahaar kur rorraa(n) kee gur kuree vishhaaee||
bhaaree kuree thuupasiaa buddae bhaag har sio ban aaee||
baabaa paidhhaa such khu(n)dd naanidhh naam gureebee paaee||
baabaa dhaekhae dhhiaan dhhur juluthee subh prithhuvee dhis aaee||
baajhuhu guroo gubaar hai haihai kurudhee sunee lukaaee||
baabae bhaekh bunaaeiaa oudhuaasee kee reeth chulaaee||
charraiaa sodhhun dhhuruth lukaaee ||uu||

First of all Baba Nanak obtained the gate of the grace (of Lord) and then He underwent and earned the rigorous discipline( of heart and mind).
He fed himself with sand and swallow-wort and made stones his bedding i.e. he enjoyed poverty too.
He offered hid full devotion and then he was fortunate to have proximity with God.
Baba reached the region of truth wherefrom he received Nam, the storehouse of nine treasures and humility.
In his meditation, Baba found the whole earth burning (with the fire of lust and anger).
Without Guru there is utter darkness and he heard the cries of the common men.
To further understand the people, Guru Nanak donned robes in their manner and preached them to be detached (from the pleasure and pain).
Thus he went out to depurate humanity on earth. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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