Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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1. As the waves and the foam are nothing but water,
So are the Master and His devotee.
(Guru V, Sorath Rag)

2. God has saved His worshippers,
And all their worry and pain have vanished.
(Guru V, Majh Rag)

3. Says Nanak,
His worshippers are ever happy.
(Guru I, Japji)

4. Thy Nam is the source of all bliss,
It resides in the minds of Thy worshippers.
(Guru III, Majh Rag)

5. He becomes holy,
Who sings the glory of the Holy.
(Kabirji, Gauri Rag)

6. Thou art the touchstone,
I am the rough iron ore,
By touching Thee I have become gold,
(Namdevji, Prabhati Rag)

7. Thy worshippers,
Are dyed with the colour of Thy Nam.
(Guru III, Majh Rag)

8. He is the highest of the high,
He is the purest of the pure,
In whose heart God resides.
(Guru IV, Gauri Rag)

9. the godly men have attained the Ever-existent
and All-pervading Lord,
And are respected everywhere.
(Guru IV, Gauri Rag)

10. He who does not possess knowledge of God
Is like a corpse in this world,
And has to wander through eighty-four lacs of births.
(Guru III, Sri Rag)

11. He who forgets the Lord's Word in this transient world,
Shall have to repent in the end.
(Baiji, Sri Rag)

12. In whose heart the Lord resides,
Why should he worry about anything?

(Guru V, Bihagara Rag)

13. During the voyage of this life in which sin and  scepticism dominate,
Only a Brahmagyanit reaches the shore safe and sound.
(Guru V, Gauri Rag)

14. Says Kabir,
He alone is perfect in this world in whose heart god resides.
(Kabirji, Gauri Rag)

15. Who can comprehend the glory Of those who have realized the Lord?
(Guru V, Majh Rag)

16. What sort of difference exists between Thee and
me and me and Thee, O Lord?
It is just that difference which one marks
Between gold and the gold ring or the water and  its waves.
(Ravidasji Sri Rag)

17. Says Kabir:
O conch! remain in the ocean-your beloved;

Otherwise you shall cry from temple to temple
every morning. (Kabirji, Shlokas)

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