1. The true Guru is so magnanimous,
That the disciple attains salvation,
While living among his kith and kin
(Guru I, Dhanasri Rag)
2. O Renouncer!
Renunciation of luxury, anger and lust is praiseworthy.
(Guru V, Maru Rag)
3. O slave! You desert your home in ignorance,
And then you knock at the doors of others.
(Guru I, Maru Rag)
4. Always look up to the Highest, living among your kith
Like the lotus that stands above its roots which are in mud.
(Guru IV, Maru Rag)
5. If we wander about in this world, Wearing all kinds
While the mind commiteth sin; We die to be born again,
O my mind, keep thyself detached while living
among thy kith and kin.
(Guru III, Sri Rag)
6. My house, my wealth and my everything is blessed,
If I sing God's glory.
(Guru V, Gauri Rag)
7. The True One resides inside, Yet man seeks Him in
(Guru III, Majh Rag)
8. This is not Yoga, O Yogi! Forsaking your family, You
go to the houses of others.
(Guru III, Ramkali Rag)
9. Vexed by hardships, he runs away from his home,
He leaves his own land and goes to another,
But he takes the five evils with him.
His ears are torn and he begsfor the bread,
He begs from door to door and is never satisfied.
Having forsaken his own wife,
He looks at other women with lustful eyes;
God is not realized by mere guise,
One feels highly miserable.
(Guru V, Prabhati Rag)
10. Why dost thou go to the forest in search of God?
He lives in all and is yet ever distinct;
He abides with thee too,
As fragrance dwells in a flower,
And reflection in a mirror;
So does God dwell inside everything;
Seek Him, therefore, in thy heart.
(Guru IX, Dhansri Rag)
11. Abondoning home, one may go to the forest,
One may live on roots and wild fruits,
But so vicious is the mind,
That it forsakes not evil still.
(Kabirji, Bilawal Rag)