Friday, November 24, 2017
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The Disciple

1. The disciple who is unmindful of grief,
Even when afflicted with grief;
Who is not attached to comfort and is free from fear;
To whom a lump of gold and clod of earth are the same,
Who talks evil of none, nor is elated by praise;
Free from greed, attachment, conceit,
Pleasure and pain, honour and dishonour,
Hope and fear, he desires nothing in the world;
He is no more affected by passion and anger,
On whom the Guru bestows His Grace,
He alone knoweth the way to this conduct,

Nanak, he becomes one with God,
As the water with water. (Guru IX, Sorath Rag)

2. He who calls himself a disciple of the true Guru,
Let him rise at an early hour before dawn,
And meditate on Nam, the All-pervading Divine
Let him take bath and make an effort
To cleanse his mind in the inner Tank of Nectar,
Let him repeat the Name of the Lord
As taught by the Guru;
This will wash away the stains of sins from his mind,
And when sun rises, let him sing the hymns ofthe Guru;
And throughout the busy day,
He should discipline his mind to live consciously in the Presence of God.
He, who constantly remembers God, the Lord,
Such a disciple is indeed dear to the Guru.
The seeker of the Truth on whom the Lord bestows His Grace,
Receives the gift of Nam from the Guru.
Nanak craves the dust of the feet of such a disciple,
Who himself consciously repeats God's Name,
And inspires others to do the same. (Guru IV, Gauri Rag)

3. He alone is the true disciple and our kinsman,
Who followeth the Guru's will.
But, he who is led by his own will,
Is separated from the Lord and suffers sorrow.
(Guru III, Sorath Rag)

4. The disciple, who liveth in Guru's fold,
Should submit to His Will and command,
And not feel proud for what he doth,
And meditate ever in the heart, on the Lord's
Yea, he who should surrender his mind to the Guru,
Such a servant hath all his desires fulfilled.
He who serveth without desire for reward,
He alone attaineth the Lord.
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