Pavan Guru - Interpretation of Bhai Gurdas

In the following 5th pauri of his 6th vaar, Bhai Gurdas expands on Guru Nanak's shloka, Pavan Guru Pani Pita

ਪਉਣ ਗੁਰੂ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦੁ ਹੈ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦ ਸੁਣਾਇਆ।
The Guru's word is the air, the Guru and wondrous lord has recited Word the Guru.

ਪਾਣੀ ਪਿਤਾ ਪਵਿਤ੍ਰ੍ਰ ਕਰਿ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪੰਥ ਨਿਵਾਣਿ ਚਲਾਇਆ।
The father of man is water which by flowing downwards teaches humility.

ਧਰਤੀ ਮਾਤ ਮਹਤ ਕਰਿ ਓਤਿਪੋਤਿ ਸੰਜੋਗੁ ਬਣਾਇਆ।
The earth being tolerant like mother is the mother and is the further base of all the creatures.

ਦਾਈ ਦਾਇਆ ਰਾਤਿ ਦਿਹੁ ਬਾਲ ਸੁਭਾਇ ਜਗਤ੍ਰ੍ਰ ਖਿਲਾਇਆ।
The day and night are the nurses who keep the people of child-wisdom busy in the plays of the world.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜਨਮ ਸਕਾਰਥਾ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਵਸਿ ਆਪੁ ਗਵਾਇਆ।
The life of Gurmukh is meaningful because he in the holy congregation has lost his egotism.

ਜੰਮਣ ਮਰਣਹੁ ਬਾਹਰੇ ਜੀਵਨ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਵਰਤਾਇਆ।
He becoming liberated in life behaves in the 'world with the skill to come out of the cycle of transrnigration.

ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਮਾਤਾ ਮਤਿ ਹੈ ਪਿਤਾ ਸੰਤੋਖ ਮੋਖ ਪਦੁ ਪਾਇਆ।
The mother of the gurmukhs is the wisdom of the Guru and father, the contentment through whom they attain deliverance.

ਧੀਰਜ ਧਰਮੁ ਭਿਰਾਵ ਦੁਇ ਜਪੁ ਤਪੁ ਜਤੁ ਸਤੁ ਪੁਤ ਜਣਾਇਆ।
Forbearance and the sense of duty are their brothers, and meditation, austerities, continence the sons.

ਗੁਰ ਚੇਲਾ ਚੇਲਾ ਗੁਰੂ ਪੁਰਖਹੁ ਪੁਰਖ ਚਲਤੁ ਵਰਤਾਇਆ।
The Guru and the disciple are diffused into one another in equanimity and they both are the extension of the perfect supreme Lord.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸੁਖ ਫਲੁ ਅਲਖੁ ਲਖਾਇਆ ॥੫॥
Raving realized the supreme pleasure they have made others also realize the same.