Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Kashmir problem and solution! Why PM Manmohan Singh is quiet?

With this latest drama of BJP party workers going to Jammu, here are my thoughts and questions:

1) Why Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and congress is keeping quiet on this issue?

2) BJP is right about their right to go and hoist Indian flag in Indian territory and should be allowed but Why BJP is creating terror by bringing party gundas into J&K from outside? This mob mentality is what I hate about India and sadly it is done by all, Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Muslims alike. I mean we are ready to show talwars, sotis etc. tp prove our points be it wrong or right. Instead of using our heads we use hearts and go emotional. It is okay to do that if doing something good like charity work, but when fighting. If this was a British or Mughal rule or some other Western Rule as is evident in Indian history, these Gundas and gang and mobs would not have prevailed. I mean a country like India probably would not use bombs on its citizens but they have guns these days like Metal Storm that can shoot million rounds a minute to disperse these types of gundas. So please stop this gunda gardi and mob terror. Think about it, you would be useless in front of a million round a minute gun, unless of course you all carry high powered and high ammunition guns. I am all for a peaceful protest and right of every Indian to hoist flag in Jammu and Kashmir. J&K is part of India and there shall be no argument about it.

3) If Chief Minister Abdulla wants to separate the state from India, why doesn't he and others like him just move to Pakistan? Afterall, India has given up a lot of land already by handing over Pakistan to Muslims. Where do guys stop? I think nowhere, even if all of Indian territory is given to Muslims. They would still want more. The CmAbdulla is just full of crap, is a womenizer and won't give up his kursi no matter what.

4) And, for Indian media, please stop this garbage and label "Saffron Brigade". I know there are some Hindu terrorists that thrive on religious divide and rule. But I think any one that uses deragatory term to describe a genuin Hindu holyman shall be charged with a hate crime. But Indian media just borrows these terms from Western media and copies them. They don't realize how hurtful it is to the person who is genuinely wears saffron and follws Hindu or Sikh or Bodhi Dharma and is asscoiated with a terrorism label and a term like "saffron brigade". Indian mdeia doesn this to Sikhs all the times by labeling them as "Sikh Radicals". I think there should be a term called "India media radicals or brigades or liars" since they don't really do any in-depth analysis of the information and the news but are just eager to dump the raw information garbage at people without realizing the consequences of their false reporting actions or the words that the editors use to create hatred and disharmony in the country.

5) To the J&K people, I say that do not listen to outsiders from other states and countries. They will stop at nothing to create fight and divide you to keep their control, even in the name of God and Country.

6) And, finally I do admit that I know nothing about J&K and have never been there. As I said above, I am just an outsider watching in and I am just saddened by this news and hope peace prevails without violence and bloodshed. Take my advices and thoughts at your own risk.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Singing the Lord's Kirtan in Sadh Sangat, The Highest and the Best Karma in Life. But It only comes with His Grace

ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ਘਰੁ ੨ ਅਸਟਪਦੀਆ
सोरठि महला ५ घरु २ असटपदीआ
Soraṯẖ mėhlā 5 gẖar 2 asatpaḏī▫ā
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl, Second House, Ashtapadees:

ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
ੴ सतिगुर प्रसादि ॥
Ik▫oaʼnkār saṯgur parsāḏ.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

ਪਾਠੁ ਪੜਿਓ ਅਰੁ ਬੇਦੁ ਬੀਚਾਰਿਓ ਨਿਵਲਿ ਭੁਅੰਗਮ ਸਾਧੇ ॥
पाठु पड़िओ अरु बेदु बीचारिओ निवलि भुअंगम साधे ॥
Pāṯẖ paṛi▫o ar beḏ bīcẖāri▫o nival bẖu▫angam sāḏẖe.
They read scriptures, and contemplate the Vedas; they practice the inner cleansing techniques of Yoga, and control of the breath.

ਪੰਚ ਜਨਾ ਸਿਉ ਸੰਗੁ ਨ ਛੁਟਕਿਓ ਅਧਿਕ ਅਹੰਬੁਧਿ ਬਾਧੇ ॥੧॥
पंच जना सिउ संगु न छुटकिओ अधिक अह्मबुधि बाधे ॥१॥
Pancẖ janā si▫o sang na cẖẖutki▫o aḏẖik ahaʼn▫buḏẖ bāḏẖe. ||1||
But they cannot escape from the company of the five passions; they are increasingly bound to egotism. ||1||

ਪਿਆਰੇ ਇਨ ਬਿਧਿ ਮਿਲਣੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ਮੈ ਕੀਏ ਕਰਮ ਅਨੇਕਾ ॥
पिआरे इन बिधि मिलणु न जाई मै कीए करम अनेका ॥
Pi▫āre in biḏẖ milaṇ na jā▫ī mai kī▫e karam anekā.
O Beloved, this is not the way to meet the Lord; I have performed these rituals so many times.

ਹਾਰਿ ਪਰਿਓ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਕੈ ਦੁਆਰੈ ਦੀਜੈ ਬੁਧਿ ਬਿਬੇਕਾ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
हारि परिओ सुआमी कै दुआरै दीजै बुधि बिबेका ॥ रहाउ ॥
Hār pari▫o su▫āmī kai ḏu▫ārai ḏījai buḏẖ bibekā. Rahā▫o.
I have collapsed, exhausted, at the Door of my Lord Master; I pray that He may grant me a discerning intellect. ||Pause||

ਮੋਨਿ ਭਇਓ ਕਰਪਾਤੀ ਰਹਿਓ ਨਗਨ ਫਿਰਿਓ ਬਨ ਮਾਹੀ ॥
मोनि भइओ करपाती रहिओ नगन फिरिओ बन माही ॥
Mon bẖa▫i▫o karpāṯī rahi▫o nagan firi▫o ban māhī.
One may remain silent and use his hands as begging bowls, and wander naked in the forest.

ਤਟ ਤੀਰਥ ਸਭ ਧਰਤੀ ਭ੍ਰਮਿਓ ਦੁਬਿਧਾ ਛੁਟਕੈ ਨਾਹੀ ॥੨॥
तट तीरथ सभ धरती भ्रमिओ दुबिधा छुटकै नाही ॥२॥
Ŧat ṯirath sabẖ ḏẖarṯī bẖarmi▫o ḏubiḏẖā cẖẖutkai nāhī. ||2||
He may make pilgrimages to river banks and sacred shrines all over the world, but his sense of duality will not leave him. ||2||

ਮਨ ਕਾਮਨਾ ਤੀਰਥ ਜਾਇ ਬਸਿਓ ਸਿਰਿ ਕਰਵਤ ਧਰਾਏ ॥
मन कामना तीरथ जाइ बसिओ सिरि करवत धराए ॥
Man kāmnā ṯirath jā▫e basi▫o sir karvaṯ ḏẖarā▫e.
His mind's desires may lead him to go and dwell at sacred places of pilgrimage, and offer his head to be sawn off;

ਮਨ ਕੀ ਮੈਲੁ ਨ ਉਤਰੈ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਜੇ ਲਖ ਜਤਨ ਕਰਾਏ ॥੩॥
मन की मैलु न उतरै इह बिधि जे लख जतन कराए ॥३॥
Man kī mail na uṯrai ih biḏẖ je lakẖ jaṯan karā▫e. ||3||
but this will not cause the filth of his mind to depart, even though he may make thousands of efforts. ||3||

ਕਨਿਕ ਕਾਮਿਨੀ ਹੈਵਰ ਗੈਵਰ ਬਹੁ ਬਿਧਿ ਦਾਨੁ ਦਾਤਾਰਾ ॥
कनिक कामिनी हैवर गैवर बहु बिधि दानु दातारा ॥
Kanik kāminī haivar gaivar baho biḏẖ ḏān ḏāṯārā.
He may give gifts of all sorts - gold, women, horses and elephants.

ਅੰਨ ਬਸਤ੍ਰ ਭੂਮਿ ਬਹੁ ਅਰਪੇ ਨਹ ਮਿਲੀਐ ਹਰਿ ਦੁਆਰਾ ॥੪॥
अंन बसत्र भूमि बहु अरपे नह मिलीऐ हरि दुआरा ॥४॥
Ann basṯar bẖūm baho arpe nah milī▫ai har ḏu▫ārā. ||4||
He may make offerings of corn, clothes and land in abundance, but this will not lead him to the Lord's Door. ||4||

ਪੂਜਾ ਅਰਚਾ ਬੰਦਨ ਡੰਡਉਤ ਖਟੁ ਕਰਮਾ ਰਤੁ ਰਹਤਾ ॥
पूजा अरचा बंदन डंडउत खटु करमा रतु रहता ॥
Pūjā arcẖā banḏan dand▫uṯ kẖat karmā raṯ rahṯā.
He may remain devoted to worship and adoration, bowing his forehead to the floor, practicing the six religious rituals.

ਹਉ ਹਉ ਕਰਤ ਬੰਧਨ ਮਹਿ ਪਰਿਆ ਨਹ ਮਿਲੀਐ ਇਹ ਜੁਗਤਾ ॥੫॥
हउ हउ करत बंधन महि परिआ नह मिलीऐ इह जुगता ॥५॥
Ha▫o ha▫o karaṯ banḏẖan mėh pari▫ā nah milī▫ai ih jugṯā. ||5||
He indulges in egotism and pride, and falls into entanglements, but he does not meet the Lord by these devices. ||5||

ਜੋਗ ਸਿਧ ਆਸਣ ਚਉਰਾਸੀਹ ਏ ਭੀ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਰਹਿਆ ॥
जोग सिध आसण चउरासीह ए भी करि करि रहिआ ॥
Jog siḏẖ āsaṇ cẖa▫orāsīh e bẖī kar kar rahi▫ā.
He practices the eighty-four postures of Yoga, and acquires the supernatural powers of the Siddhas, but he gets tired of practicing these.

ਵਡੀ ਆਰਜਾ ਫਿਰਿ ਫਿਰਿ ਜਨਮੈ ਹਰਿ ਸਿਉ ਸੰਗੁ ਨ ਗਹਿਆ ॥੬॥
वडी आरजा फिरि फिरि जनमै हरि सिउ संगु न गहिआ ॥६॥
vadī ārjā fir fir janmai har si▫o sang na gahi▫ā. ||6||
He lives a long life, but is reincarnated again and again; he has not met with the Lord. ||6||

ਰਾਜ ਲੀਲਾ ਰਾਜਨ ਕੀ ਰਚਨਾ ਕਰਿਆ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਅਫਾਰਾ ॥
राज लीला राजन की रचना करिआ हुकमु अफारा ॥
Rāj līlā rājan kī racẖnā kari▫ā hukam afārā.
He may enjoy princely pleasures, and regal pomp and ceremony, and issue unchallenged commands.

ਸੇਜ ਸੋਹਨੀ ਚੰਦਨੁ ਚੋਆ ਨਰਕ ਘੋਰ ਕਾ ਦੁਆਰਾ ॥੭॥
सेज सोहनी चंदनु चोआ नरक घोर का दुआरा ॥७॥
Sej sohnī cẖanḏan cẖo▫ā narak gẖor kā ḏu▫ārā. ||7||
He may lie on beautiful beds, perfumed with sandalwood oil, but this will led him only to the gates of the most horrible hell. ||7||

ਹਰਿ ਕੀਰਤਿ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਹੈ ਸਿਰਿ ਕਰਮਨ ਕੈ ਕਰਮਾ ॥
हरि कीरति साधसंगति है सिरि करमन कै करमा ॥
Har kīraṯ sāḏẖsangaṯ hai sir karman kai karmā.
Singing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, is the highest of all actions.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਇਓ ਪਰਾਪਤਿ ਜਿਸੁ ਪੁਰਬ ਲਿਖੇ ਕਾ ਲਹਨਾ ॥੮॥
कहु नानक तिसु भइओ परापति जिसु पुरब लिखे का लहना ॥८॥
Kaho Nānak ṯis bẖa▫i▫o parāpaṯ jis purab likẖe kā lahnā. ||8||
Says Nanak, he alone obtains it, who is pre-destined to receive it. ||8||

ਤੇਰੋ ਸੇਵਕੁ ਇਹ ਰੰਗਿ ਮਾਤਾ ॥
तेरो सेवकु इह रंगि माता ॥
Ŧero sevak ih rang māṯā.
Your slave is intoxicated with this Love of Yours.

ਭਇਓ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਲੁ ਦੀਨ ਦੁਖ ਭੰਜਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਕੀਰਤਨਿ ਇਹੁ ਮਨੁ ਰਾਤਾ ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ਦੂਜਾ ॥੧॥੩॥
भइओ क्रिपालु दीन दुख भंजनु हरि हरि कीरतनि इहु मनु राता ॥ रहाउ दूजा ॥१॥३॥
Bẖa▫i▫o kirpāl ḏīn ḏukẖ bẖanjan har har kīrṯan ih man rāṯā. Rahā▫o ḏūjā. ||1||3||
The Destroyer of the pains of the poor has become merciful to me, and this mind is imbued with the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. ||Second. Pause||1||3||

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lohri has no place in Sikhism! Please Sikhs, let us keep Sikhi simple and pure!

This afternoon I read these two news and was really disgusted the way these newspapers posted it and amazed at the so called Sikhs on their understanding of Sikhism, that are quoted in the article. Please you so called Sikhs of Livingston and Lodi Gurdwaras, do not mislead the local non-Sikhs about Sikhi! Lohri has no significance in Sikhism and I have never seen it celebrated in a Gurdwara. Please celebrate it in your homes, party halls etc, but not in my Guru's home. These bonfires and Hindu rituals do not belong in Gurdwara. I hope Akal Takhat would do something about this religious sacrilege. I wonder why Americans are so confused about Sikhism. To associate Lohri with Sikhi is like associating Columbus day holiday with Christianity. This is a cultural festival and a cultural holiday like halloween. Sikhi has nothing to do with Lohri. And, come on give me a break! There are no gods in Sikhism as is stated in teh Livingston news. And, there is no sun-god or fire god or whatever else gods these newspapers are refering to in their biased articles. Sikhs believe in One God, the Creator that created this whole Universe. You, me and every other living and non-living creature in the Universe. Every Sikh knows that. Names are many but there is only One. These pseudo Sikhs are giving Sikhism a bad name. Sikh religion has no ritual of bonfires etc. To my fellow Sikhs and non-Sikhs who are interested in learning about Sikhism, please search Sikhism on google and learn it yourself. Here are some great websites:


Can someone please show me one Gurbani quote where Lohri is mentioned.

Here are the links to the articles about Lohri ceelbrations at Lodi and Livingston Gurdwaras:



Contemplating on the Shabad, how one becomes a true yogi and obtains citizenship for God's Country!

Happy New Year! May 2011 be a peaceful, happy, healthy and holy year and keep everyone away from maya and sorrow. Here is a beautiful Hukum about who truly is a yogi. With all this debate among Sikhs about yoga and Sikhism, there should not be any confusion. Personally, I wish I had been yoga, Gurmukhi, Sanskrit and Persian in Indian schools in addtion to Punjabi, Hindi and English so at least I could understand some of the Gurbani verses in Dasam Granth Sahib. Please note that Gurmukhi and Punjabi are not really same since Punjabi is cultural and may not include some words that are in Gurmukhi and vice versa. Note how Guru ji clarifies that the Hindu trinity the Brahma, the Vishnu and the Shiva are menifestations of one God. They are often confused with three different dieties. It is similar to the trinity in Christianity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost! I don't much but I don't think Christians treat them as different dieties or anything like that. Anyways, before I go off into tangent, here is the Hukum on pages 907 and 908 of Guru Granth Sahib:

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ang 907, 908 • Guru Nanak Dev Ji • Raag Raamkalee
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ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥
रामकली महला १ ॥
Rāmkalī mėhlā 1.
Raamkalee, First Mehl:

ਅਉਹਠਿ ਹਸਤ ਮੜੀ ਘਰੁ ਛਾਇਆ ਧਰਣਿ ਗਗਨ ਕਲ ਧਾਰੀ ॥੧॥
अउहठि हसत मड़ी घरु छाइआ धरणि गगन कल धारी ॥१॥
A▫uhaṯẖ hasaṯ maṛī gẖar cẖẖā▫i▫ā ḏẖaraṇ gagan kal ḏẖārī. ||1||
He has made His home in the monastery of the heart; He has infused His power into the earth and the sky. ||1||

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਕੇਤੀ ਸਬਦਿ ਉਧਾਰੀ ਸੰਤਹੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
गुरमुखि केती सबदि उधारी संतहु ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
Gurmukẖ keṯī sabaḏ uḏẖārī sanṯahu. ||1|| rahā▫o.
Through the Word of the Shabad, the Gurmukhs have saved so very many, O Saints. ||1||Pause||

ਮਮਤਾ ਮਾਰਿ ਹਉਮੈ ਸੋਖੈ ਤ੍ਰਿਭਵਣਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਤੁਮਾਰੀ ॥੨॥
ममता मारि हउमै सोखै त्रिभवणि जोति तुमारी ॥२॥
Mamṯā mār ha▫umai sokẖai ṯaribẖavaṇ joṯ ṯumārī. ||2||
He conquers attachment, and eradicates egotism, and sees Your Divine Light pervading the three worlds, Lord. ||2||

ਮਨਸਾ ਮਾਰਿ ਮਨੈ ਮਹਿ ਰਾਖੈ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸਬਦਿ ਵੀਚਾਰੀ ॥੩॥
मनसा मारि मनै महि राखै सतिगुर सबदि वीचारी ॥३॥
Mansā mār manai mėh rākẖai saṯgur sabaḏ vīcẖārī. ||3||
He conquers desire, and enshrines the Lord within his mind; he contemplates the Word of the True Guru's Shabad. ||3||

ਸਿੰਙੀ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਅਨਾਹਦਿ ਵਾਜੈ ਘਟਿ ਘਟਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਤੁਮਾਰੀ ॥੪॥
सिंङी सुरति अनाहदि वाजै घटि घटि जोति तुमारी ॥४॥
Sińī suraṯ anāhaḏ vājai gẖat gẖat joṯ ṯumārī. ||4||
The horn of consciousness vibrates the unstruck sound current; Your Light illuminates each and every heart, Lord. ||4||

ਪਰਪੰਚ ਬੇਣੁ ਤਹੀ ਮਨੁ ਰਾਖਿਆ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਅਗਨਿ ਪਰਜਾਰੀ ॥੫॥
परपंच बेणु तही मनु राखिआ ब्रहम अगनि परजारी ॥५॥
Parpancẖ beṇ ṯahī man rākẖi▫ā barahm agan parjārī. ||5||
He plays the flute of the universe in his mind, and lights the fire of God. ||5||

ਪੰਚ ਤਤੁ ਮਿਲਿ ਅਹਿਨਿਸਿ ਦੀਪਕੁ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਜੋਤਿ ਅਪਾਰੀ ॥੬॥
पंच ततु मिलि अहिनिसि दीपकु निरमल जोति अपारी ॥६॥
Pancẖ ṯaṯ mil ahinis ḏīpak nirmal joṯ apārī. ||6||
Bringing together the five elements, day and night, the Lord's lamp shines with the Immaculate Light of the Infinite. ||6||

ਰਵਿ ਸਸਿ ਲਉਕੇ ਇਹੁ ਤਨੁ ਕਿੰਗੁਰੀ ਵਾਜੈ ਸਬਦੁ ਨਿਰਾਰੀ ॥੭॥
रवि ससि लउके इहु तनु किंगुरी वाजै सबदु निरारी ॥७॥
Rav sas la▫uke ih ṯan kingurī vājai sabaḏ nirārī. ||7||
The right and left nostrils, the sun and the moon channels, are the strings of the body-harp; they vibrate the wondrous melody of the Shabad. ||7||

ਸਿਵ ਨਗਰੀ ਮਹਿ ਆਸਣੁ ਅਉਧੂ ਅਲਖੁ ਅਗੰਮੁ ਅਪਾਰੀ ॥੮॥
सिव नगरी महि आसणु अउधू अलखु अगमु अपारी ॥८॥
Siv nagrī mėh āsaṇ a▫oḏẖū alakẖ agamm apārī. ||8||
The true hermit obtains a seat in the City of God, the invisible, inaccessible, infinite. ||8||

ਕਾਇਆ ਨਗਰੀ ਇਹੁ ਮਨੁ ਰਾਜਾ ਪੰਚ ਵਸਹਿ ਵੀਚਾਰੀ ॥੯॥
काइआ नगरी इहु मनु राजा पंच वसहि वीचारी ॥९॥
Kā▫i▫ā nagrī ih man rājā pancẖ vasėh vīcẖārī. ||9||
The mind is the king of the city of the body; the five sources of knowledge dwell within it. ||9||

ਸਬਦਿ ਰਵੈ ਆਸਣਿ ਘਰਿ ਰਾਜਾ ਅਦਲੁ ਕਰੇ ਗੁਣਕਾਰੀ ॥੧੦॥
सबदि रवै आसणि घरि राजा अदलु करे गुणकारी ॥१०॥
Sabaḏ ravai āsaṇ gẖar rājā aḏal kare guṇkārī. ||10||
Seated in his home, this king chants the Shabad; he administers justice and virtue. ||10||

ਕਾਲੁ ਬਿਕਾਲੁ ਕਹੇ ਕਹਿ ਬਪੁਰੇ ਜੀਵਤ ਮੂਆ ਮਨੁ ਮਾਰੀ ॥੧੧॥
कालु बिकालु कहे कहि बपुरे जीवत मूआ मनु मारी ॥११॥
Kāl bikāl kahe kahi bapure jīvaṯ mū▫ā man mārī. ||11||
What can poor death or birth say to him? Conquering his mind, he remains dead while yet alive. ||11||

ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾ ਬਿਸਨੁ ਮਹੇਸ ਇਕ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਆਪੇ ਕਰਤਾ ਕਾਰੀ ॥੧੨॥
ब्रहमा बिसनु महेस इक मूरति आपे करता कारी ॥१२॥
Barahmā bisan mahes ik mūraṯ āpe karṯā kārī. ||12||
Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are manifestations of the One God. He Himself is the Doer of deeds. ||12||

ਕਾਇਆ ਸੋਧਿ ਤਰੈ ਭਵ ਸਾਗਰੁ ਆਤਮ ਤਤੁ ਵੀਚਾਰੀ ॥੧੩॥
काइआ सोधि तरै भव सागरु आतम ततु वीचारी ॥१३॥
Kā▫i▫ā soḏẖ ṯarai bẖav sāgar āṯam ṯaṯ vīcẖārī. ||13||
One who purifies his body, crosses over the terrifying world-ocean; he contemplates the essence of his own soul. ||13||

ਗੁਰ ਸੇਵਾ ਤੇ ਸਦਾ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਸਬਦੁ ਰਵਿਆ ਗੁਣਕਾਰੀ ॥੧੪॥
गुर सेवा ते सदा सुखु पाइआ अंतरि सबदु रविआ गुणकारी ॥१४॥
Gur sevā ṯe saḏā sukẖ pā▫i▫ā anṯar sabaḏ ravi▫ā guṇkārī. ||14||
Serving the Guru, he finds everlasting peace; deep within, the Shabad permeates him, coloring him with virtue. ||14||

ਆਪੇ ਮੇਲਿ ਲਏ ਗੁਣਦਾਤਾ ਹਉਮੈ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਮਾਰੀ ॥੧੫॥
आपे मेलि लए गुणदाता हउमै त्रिसना मारी ॥१५॥
Āpe mel la▫e guṇḏāṯā ha▫umai ṯarisnā mārī. ||15||
The Giver of virtue unites with Himself, one who conquers egotism and desire. ||15||

ਤ੍ਰੈ ਗੁਣ ਮੇਟੇ ਚਉਥੈ ਵਰਤੈ ਏਹਾ ਭਗਤਿ ਨਿਰਾਰੀ ॥੧੬॥
त्रै गुण मेटे चउथै वरतै एहा भगति निरारी ॥१६॥
Ŧarai guṇ mete cẖa▫uthai varṯai ehā bẖagaṯ nirārī. ||16||
Eradicating the three qualities, dwell in the fourth state. This is the unparalleled devotional worship. ||16||

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜੋਗ ਸਬਦਿ ਆਤਮੁ ਚੀਨੈ ਹਿਰਦੈ ਏਕੁ ਮੁਰਾਰੀ ॥੧੭॥
गुरमुखि जोग सबदि आतमु चीनै हिरदै एकु मुरारी ॥१७॥
Gurmukẖ jog sabaḏ āṯam cẖīnai hirḏai ek murārī. ||17||
This is the Yoga of the Gurmukh: Through the Shabad, he understands his own soul, and he enshrines within his heart the One Lord. ||17||

ਮਨੂਆ ਅਸਥਿਰੁ ਸਬਦੇ ਰਾਤਾ ਏਹਾ ਕਰਣੀ ਸਾਰੀ ॥੧੮॥
मनूआ असथिरु सबदे राता एहा करणी सारी ॥१८॥
Manū▫ā asthir sabḏe rāṯā ehā karṇī sārī. ||18||
Imbued with the Shabad, his mind becomes steady and stable; this is the most excellent action. ||18||

ਬੇਦੁ ਬਾਦੁ ਨ ਪਾਖੰਡੁ ਅਉਧੂ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਬਦਿ ਬੀਚਾਰੀ ॥੧੯॥
बेदु बादु न पाखंडु अउधू गुरमुखि सबदि बीचारी ॥१९॥
Beḏ bāḏ na pakẖand a▫oḏẖū gurmukẖ sabaḏ bīcẖārī. ||19||
This true hermit does not enter into religious debates or hypocrisy; the Gurmukh contemplates the Shabad. ||19||

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜੋਗੁ ਕਮਾਵੈ ਅਉਧੂ ਜਤੁ ਸਤੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਵੀਚਾਰੀ ॥੨੦॥
गुरमुखि जोगु कमावै अउधू जतु सतु सबदि वीचारी ॥२०॥
Gurmukẖ jog kamāvai a▫oḏẖū jaṯ saṯ sabaḏ vīcẖārī. ||20||
The Gurmukh practices Yoga - he is the true hermit; he practices abstinence and truth, and contemplates the Shabad. ||20||

ਸਬਦਿ ਮਰੈ ਮਨੁ ਮਾਰੇ ਅਉਧੂ ਜੋਗ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਵੀਚਾਰੀ ॥੨੧॥
सबदि मरै मनु मारे अउधू जोग जुगति वीचारी ॥२१॥
Sabaḏ marai man māre a▫oḏẖū jog jugaṯ vīcẖārī. ||21||
One who dies in the Shabad and conquers his mind is the true hermit; he understands the Way of Yoga. ||21||

ਮਾਇਆ ਮੋਹੁ ਭਵਜਲੁ ਹੈ ਅਵਧੂ ਸਬਦਿ ਤਰੈ ਕੁਲ ਤਾਰੀ ॥੨੨॥
माइआ मोहु भवजलु है अवधू सबदि तरै कुल तारी ॥२२॥
Mā▫i▫ā moh bẖavjal hai avḏẖū sabaḏ ṯarai kul ṯārī. ||22||
Attachment to Maya is the terrifying world-ocean; through the Shabad, the true hermit saves himself, and his ancestors as well. ||22||

ਸਬਦਿ ਸੂਰ ਜੁਗ ਚਾਰੇ ਅਉਧੂ ਬਾਣੀ ਭਗਤਿ ਵੀਚਾਰੀ ॥੨੩॥
सबदि सूर जुग चारे अउधू बाणी भगति वीचारी ॥२३॥
Sabaḏ sūr jug cẖāre a▫oḏẖū baṇī bẖagaṯ vīcẖārī. ||23||
Contemplating the Shabad, you shall be a hero throughout the four ages, O hermit; contemplate the Word of the Guru's Bani in devotion. ||23||

ਏਹੁ ਮਨੁ ਮਾਇਆ ਮੋਹਿਆ ਅਉਧੂ ਨਿਕਸੈ ਸਬਦਿ ਵੀਚਾਰੀ ॥੨੪॥
एहु मनु माइआ मोहिआ अउधू निकसै सबदि वीचारी ॥२४॥
Ėhu man mā▫i▫ā mohi▫ā a▫oḏẖū niksai sabaḏ vīcẖārī. ||24||
This mind is enticed by Maya, O hermit; contemplating the Shabad, you shall find release. ||24||

ਆਪੇ ਬਖਸੇ ਮੇਲਿ ਮਿਲਾਏ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਰਣਿ ਤੁਮਾਰੀ ॥੨੫॥੯॥
आपे बखसे मेलि मिलाए नानक सरणि तुमारी ॥२५॥९॥
Āpe bakẖse mel milā▫e Nānak saraṇ ṯumārī. ||25||9||
He Himself forgives, and unites in His Union; Nanak seeks Your Sanctuary, Lord. ||25||9||