What i am reading from Guru Nanak today:
Bilaaval, First Mehl, T’hitee ~ The Lunar Days, Tenth House, To The Drum-Beat Jat:
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
eykm eykMkwru inrwlw ]
The First Day: The One Universal Creator is unique,
Amru AjonI jwiq n jwlw ]
immortal, unborn, beyond social class or involvement.
Agm Agocru rUpu n ryiKAw ]
He is inaccessible and unfathomable, with no form or feature.
Kojq Kojq Git Git dyiKAw ]
Searching, searching, I have seen Him in each and every heart.
jo dyiK idKwvY iqs kau bil jweI ]
I am a sacrifice to one who sees, and inspires others to see Him.
gur prswid prm pdu pweI ]1]
By Guru’s Grace, I have obtained the supreme status. ||1||
ikAw jpu jwpau ibnu jgdIsY ]
Whose Name should I chant, and meditate on, except the Lord of the Universe?
gur kY sbid mhlu Gru dIsY ]1] rhwau ]
Through the Word of the Guru’s Shabad, the Mansion of the Lord’s Presence is revealed within the home of one’s own heart. ||1||Pause||
dUjY Bwie lgy pCuqwxy ]
The Second Day: Those who are in love with another, come to regret and repent.
jm dir bwDy Awvx jwxy ]
The are tied up at Death’s door, and continue coming and going.
ikAw lY Awvih ikAw ly jwih ]
What have they brought, and what will they take with them when they go?
isir jmkwlu is cotw Kwih ]
The Messenger of Death looms over their heads, and they endure his beating.
ibnu gur sbd n CUtis koie ]
Without the Word of the Guru’s Shabad, no one finds release.
pwKMif kIn@Y mukiq n hoie ]2]
Practicing hypocrisy, no one finds liberation. ||2||
Awpy scu kIAw kr joiV ]
The True Lord Himself created the universe, joining the elements together.
AMfj PoiV joiV ivCoiV ]
Breaking the cosmic egg, He united, and separated.
Driq Akwsu kIey bYsx kau Qwau ]
He made the earth and the sky into places to live.
rwiq idnµqu kIey Bau Bwau ]
He created day and night, fear and love.
ijin kIey kir vyKxhwrw ]
The One who created the Creation, also watches over it.
Avru n dUjw isrjxhwrw ]3]
There is no other Creator Lord. ||3||
iqRqIAw bRhmw ibsnu mhysw ]
The Third Day: He created Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva,
dyvI dyv aupwey vysw ]
the gods, goddesses and various manifestations.
joqI jwqI gxq n AwvY ]
The lights and forms cannot be counted.
ijin swjI so kImiq pwvY ]
The One who fashioned them, knows their value.
kImiq pwie rihAw BrpUir ]
He evaluates them, and totally pervades them.
iksu nyVY iksu AwKw dUir ]4]
Who is close, and who is far away? ||4||
cauiQ aupwey cwry bydw ]
The Fourth Day: He created the four Vedas,
KwxI cwry bwxI Bydw ]
the four sources of creation, and distinct forms of speech.
Ast dsw Ktu qIin aupwey ]
He created the eighteen Puraanas, the six Shaastras and the three qualities.
so bUJY ijsu Awip buJwey ]
He alone understands, whom the Lord causes to understand.
qIin smwvY cauQY vwsw ]
One who overcomes the three qualities, dwells in the fourth state.
pRxviq nwnk hm qw ky dwsw ]5]
Prays Nanak, I am his slave. ||5||
pMcmI pMc BUq byqwlw ]
The Fifth Day: The five elements are demons.
Awip Agocru purKu inrwlw ]
The Lord Himself is unfathomable and detached.
ieik BRim BUKy moh ipAwsy ]
Some are gripped by doubt, hunger, emotional attachment and desire.
ieik rsu cwiK sbid iqRpqwsy ]
Some taste the sublime essence of the Shabad, and are satisfied.
ieik rMig rwqy ieik mir DUir ]
Some are imbued with the Lord’s Love, while some die, and are reduced to dust.
ieik dir Gir swcY dyiK hdUir ]6]
Some attain the Court and the Mansion of the True Lord, and behold Him, ever-present. ||6||
JUTy kau nwhI piq nwau ]
The false one has no honor or fame;
kbhu n sUcw kwlw kwau ]
like the black crow, he never becomes pure.
ipMjir pMKI bMiDAw koie ]
He is like the bird, imprisoned in a cage;
CyrIN BrmY mukiq n hoie ]
he paces back and forth behind the bars, but he is not released.
qau CUtY jw Ksmu Cfwey ]
He alone is emancipated, whom the Lord and Master emancipates.
gurmiq myly Bgiq idRVwey ]7]
He follows the Guru’s Teachings, and enshrines devotional worship. ||7||
KstI Ktu drsn pRB swjy ]
The Sixth Day: God organized the six systems of Yoga.
Anhd sbdu inrwlw vwjy ]
The unstruck sound current of the Shabad vibrates of itself.
jy pRB BwvY qw mhil bulwvY ]
If God wills it so, then one is summoned to the Mansion of His Presence.
sbdy Bydy qau piq pwvY ]
One who is pierced through by the Shabad, obtains honor.
kir kir vys Kpih jil jwvih ]
Those who wear religious robes burn, and are ruined.
swcY swcy swic smwvih ]8]
Through Truth, the truthful ones merge into the True Lord. ||8||
spqmI squ sMqoKu srIir ]
The Seventh Day: When the body is imbued with Truth and contentment,
swq smuMd Bry inrml nIir ]
the seven seas within are filled with the Immaculate Water.
mjnu sIlu scu irdY vIcwir ]
Bathing in good conduct, and contemplating the True Lord within the heart,
gur kY sbid pwvY siB pwir ]
one obtains the Word of the Guru’s Shabad, and carries everyone across.
min swcw muiK swcau Bwie ]
With the True Lord in the mind, and the True Lord lovingly on one’s lips,
scu nIswxY Twk n pwie ]9]
one is blessed with the banner of Truth, and meets with no obstructions. ||9||
AstmI Ast isiD buiD swDY ]
The Eighth Day: The eight miraculous powers come when one subdues his own mind,
scu inhkyvlu krim ArwDY ]
and contemplates the True Lord through pure actions.
paux pwxI AgnI ibsrwau ]
Forget the three qualities of wind, water and fire,
qhI inrMjnu swco nwau ]
and concentrate on the pure True Name.
iqsu mih mnUAw rihAw ilv lwie ]
That human who remains lovingly focused on the Lord,
pRxviq nwnku kwlu n Kwie ]10]
prays Nanak, shall not be consumed by death. ||10||
nwau naumI nvy nwQ nv KMfw ] Git Git nwQu mhw blvMfw ]
The Ninth Day: The Name is the supreme almighty Master of the nine masters of Yoga, the nine realms of the earth, and each and every heart.
AweI pUqw iehu jgu swrw ]
This whole world is the child of Maya.
pRB Awdysu Awid rKvwrw ]
I bow in submission to God, my Protector from the very beginning of time.
Awid jugwdI hY BI hogu ]
He was in the beginning, He has been throughout the ages, He is now, and He shall always be.
Ehu AprMpru krxY jogu ]11]
He is unlimited, and capable of doing everything. ||11||
dsmI nwmu dwnu iesnwnu ]
The Tenth Day: Meditate on the Naam, give to charity, and purify yourself.
Anidnu mjnu scw gux igAwnu ]
Night and day, bathe in spiritual wisdom and the Glorious Virtues of the True Lord.
sic mYlu n lwgY BRmu Bau BwgY ]
Truth cannot be polluted; doubt and fear run away from it.
iblmu n qUtis kwcY qwgY ]
The flimsy thread breaks in an instant.
ijau qwgw jgu eyvY jwxhu ]
Know that the world is just like this thread.
AsiQru cIqu swic rMgu mwxhu ]12]
Your consciousness shall become steady and stable, enjoying the Love of the True Lord. ||12||
eykwdsI ieku irdY vswvY ]
The Eleventh Day: Enshrine the One Lord within your heart.
ihMsw mmqw mohu cukwvY ]
Eradicate cruelty, egotism and emotional attachment.
Plu pwvY bRqu Awqm cInY ]
Earn the fruitful rewards, by observing the fast of knowing your own self.
pwKMif rwic qqu nhI bInY ]
One who is engrossed in hypocrisy, does not see the true essence.
inrmlu inrwhwru inhkyvlu ]
The Lord is immaculate, self-sustaining and unattached.
sUcY swcy nw lwgY mlu ]13]
The Pure, True Lord cannot be polluted. ||13||
jh dyKau qh eyko eykw ]
Wherever I look, I see the One Lord there.
hoir jIA aupwey vyko vykw ]
He created the other beings, of many and various kinds.
Plohwr kIey Plu jwie ]
Eating only fruits, one loses the fruits of life.
rs ks Kwey swdu gvwie ]
Eating only delicacies of various sorts, one loses the true taste.
kUVY lwlic lptY lptwie ]
In fraud and greed, people are engrossed and entangled.
CUtY gurmuiK swcu kmwie ]14]
The Gurmukh is emancipated, practicing Truth. ||14||
duAwdis mudRw mnu AauDUqw ]
The Twelfth Day: One whose mind is not attached to the twelve signs,
Aihinis jwgih kbih n sUqw ]
remains awake day and night, and never sleeps.
jwgqu jwig rhY ilv lwie ]
He remains awake and aware, lovingly centered on the Lord.
gur prcY iqsu kwlu n Kwie ]
With faith in the Guru, he is not consumed by death.
AqIq Bey mwry bYrweI ]
Those who become detached, and conquer the five enemies
pRxviq nwnk qh ilv lweI ]15]
– prays Nanak, they are lovingly absorbed in the Lord. ||15||
duAwdsI dieAw dwnu kir jwxY ]
The Twelfth Day: Know, and practice, compassion and charity.
bwhir jwqo BIqir AwxY ]
Bring your out-going mind back home.
brqI brq rhY inhkwm ]
Observe the fast of remaining free of desire.
Ajpw jwpu jpY muiK nwm ]
Chant the unchanted Chant of the Naam with your mouth.
qIin Bvx mih eyko jwxY ]
Know that the One Lord is contained in the three worlds.
siB suic sMjm swcu pCwxY ]16]
Purity and self-discipline are all contained in knowing the Truth. ||16||
qyris qrvr smud knwrY ]
The Thirteenth Day: He is like a tree on the sea-shore.
AMimRqu mUlu isKir ilv qwrY ]
But his roots can become immortal, if his mind is attuned to the Lord’s Love.
fr fir mrY n bUfY koie ]
Then, he will not die of fear or anxiety, and he will never drown.
infru bUif mrY piq Koie ]
Without the Fear of God, he drowns and dies, and loses his honor.
fr mih Gru Gr mih fru jwxY ]
With the Fear of God in his heart, and his heart in the Fear of God, he knows God.
qKiq invwsu scu min BwxY ]17]
He sits on the throne, and becomes pleasing to the Mind of the True Lord. ||17||
caudis cauQy Qwvih lih pwvY ]
The Fourteenth Day: One who enters into the fourth state,
rwjs qwms sq kwl smwvY ]
overcomes time, and the three qualities of raajas, taamas and satva.
ssIAr kY Gir sUru smwvY ]
Then the sun enters into the house of the moon,
jog jugiq kI kImiq pwvY ]
and one knows the value of the technology of Yoga.
caudis Bvn pwqwl smwey ] KMf bRhmMf rihAw ilv lwey ]18]
He remains lovingly focused on God, who is permeating the fourteen worlds, the nether regions of the underworld, the galaxies and solar systems. ||18||
AmwvisAw cMdu gupqu gYxwir ]
Amaavas – The Night of the New Moon: The moon is hidden in the sky.
bUJhu igAwnI sbdu bIcwir ]
O wise one, understand and contemplate the Word of the Shabad.
ssIAru ggin joiq iqhu loeI ]
The moon in the sky illuminates the three worlds.
kir kir vyKY krqw soeI ]
Creating the creation, the Creator beholds it.
gur qy dIsY so iqs hI mwih ]
One who sees, through the Guru, merges into Him.
mnmuiK BUly Awvih jwih ]19]
The self-willed manmukhs are deluded, coming and going in reincarnation. ||19||
Gru dru Qwip iQru Qwin suhwvY ]
One who establishes his home within his own heart, obtains the most beautiful, permanent place.
Awpu pCwxY jw siqguru pwvY ]
One comes to understand his own self, when he finds the True Guru.
jh Awsw qh ibnis ibnwsw ]
Wherever there is hope, there is destruction and desolation.
PUtY Kpru duibDw mnsw ]
The bowl of duality and selfishness breaks.
mmqw jwl qy rhY audwsw ] pRxviq nwnk hm qw ky dwsw ]20]1]
Prays Nanak, I am the slave of that one, who remains detached amidst the traps of attachment. ||20||1||