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rwmklI mhlw 1 dKxI EAMkwru
ivxu nwvY vyroDu srIr ]
ikau n imlih kwtih mn pIr ]
vwt vtwaU AwvY jwie ]
ikAw ly AwieAw ikAw plY pwie ]
ivxu nwvY qotw sB Qwie ]
lwhw imlY jw dyie buJwie ]
vxju vwpwru vxjY vwpwrI ]
ivxu nwvY kYsI piq swrI ]16]
gux ivcwry igAwnI soie ]
gux mih igAwnu prwpiq hoie ]
guxdwqw ivrlw sMswir ]
swcI krxI gur vIcwir ]
Agm Agocr kImiq nhI pwie ]
qw imlIAY jw ley imlwie ]
guxvMqI gux swry nIq ]
nwnk gurmiq imlIAY mIq ]17]
kwmu k®oDu kwieAw kau gwlY ]
ijau kMcn sohwgw FwlY ]
kis ksvtI shY su qwau ]
ndir srwP vMnI scVwau ]
jgqu psU AhM kwlu ksweI ]
kir krqY krxI kir pweI ]
ijin kIqI iqin kImiq pweI ]
hor ikAw khIAY ikCu khxu n jweI ]18]
Kojq Kojq AMimRqu pIAw ]
iKmw ghI mnu sqguir dIAw ]
Krw Krw AwKY sBu koie ]
Krw rqnu jug cwry hoie ]
Kwq pIAMq mUey nhI jwinAw ]
iKn mih mUey jw sbdu pCwinAw ]
AsiQru cIqu mrin mnu mwinAw ]
gur ikrpw qy nwmu pCwinAw ]19]
ggn gMBIru ggnµqir vwsu ]
gux gwvY suK shij invwsu ]
gieAw n AwvY Awie n jwie ]
gur prswid rhY ilv lwie ]
ggnu AgMmu AnwQu AjonI ]
AsiQru cIqu smwiD sgonI ]
hir nwmu cyiq iPir pvih n jUnI ]
gurmiq swru hor nwm ibhUnI ]20]



RAAMKALEE, FIRST MEHL
, DAKHANEE, ONGKAAR
ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD.
BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU
Without the Name, even one’s own body is an enemy.
Why not meet the Lord, and take away the pain of your mind?
The traveller comes and goes along the highway.
What did he bring when he came, and what will he take away when he goes?
Without the Name, one loses everywhere.
The profit is earned, when the Lord grants understanding.
In merchandise and trade, the merchant is trading.
Without the Name, how can one find honor and nobility?
|| 16 ||
One who contemplates the Lord’s Virtues is spiritually wise.
Through His Virtues, one receives spiritual wisdom.
How rare in this world, is the Giver of virtue.
The True way of life comes through contemplation of the Guru.
The Lord is inaccessible and unfathomable.
His worth cannot be estimated.
They alone meet Him, whom the Lord causes to meet.
The virtuous soul bride continually contemplates His Virtues.
O Nanak, following the Guru’s Teachings, one meets the Lord, the true friend.
|| 17 ||
Unfulfilled sexual desire and unresolved anger waste the body away, as gold is dissolved by borax.
The gold is touched to the touchstone, and tested by fire;
when its pure color shows through, it is pleasing to the eye of the assayer.
The world is a beast, and arrogent Death is the butcher.
The created beings of the Creator receive the karma of their actions.
What else can be said?
There is nothing at all to say.
|| 18 ||
Searching, searching, I drink in the Ambrosial Nectar.
I have adopted the way of tolerance, and given my mind to the True Guru.
Everyone calls himself true and genuine.
He alone is true, who obtains the jewel throughout the four ages.
Eating and drinking, one dies, but still does not know.
He dies in an instant, when he realizes the Word of the Shabad.
His consciousness becomes permanently stable, and his mind accepts death.
By Guru’s Grace, he realizes the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
|| 19 ||
The Profound Lord dwells in the sky of the mind, the Tenth Gate;
singing His Glorious Praises, one dwells in intuitive poise and peace.
He does not go to come, or come to go.
By Guru’s Grace, he remains lovingly focused on the Lord.
The Lord of the mind-sky is inaccessible, independent and beyond birth.
The most worthy Samaadhi is to keep the consciousness stable, focused on Him.
Remembering the Lord’s Name, one is not subject to reincarnation.
The Guru’s Teachings are the most Excellent;
all other ways lack the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
|| 20 ||


<>siqgurpRswid]
rwmklI mhlw 1 dKxI EAMkwru
ivxu nwvY vyroDu srIr ]
ikau n imlih kwtih mn pIr ]
vwt vtwaU AwvY jwie ]
ikAw ly AwieAw ikAw plY pwie ]
ivxu nwvY qotw sB Qwie ]
lwhw imlY jw dyie buJwie ]
vxju vwpwru vxjY vwpwrI ]
ivxu nwvY kYsI piq swrI ]16]
gux ivcwry igAwnI soie ]
gux mih igAwnu prwpiq hoie ]
guxdwqw ivrlw sMswir ]
swcI krxI gur vIcwir ]
Agm Agocr kImiq nhI pwie ]
qw imlIAY jw ley imlwie ]
guxvMqI gux swry nIq ]
nwnk gurmiq imlIAY mIq ]17]
kwmu k®oDu kwieAw kau gwlY ]
ijau kMcn sohwgw FwlY ]
kis ksvtI shY su qwau ]
ndir srwP vMnI scVwau ]
jgqu psU AhM kwlu ksweI ]
kir krqY krxI kir pweI ]
ijin kIqI iqin kImiq pweI ]
hor ikAw khIAY ikCu khxu n jweI ]18]
Kojq Kojq AMimRqu pIAw ]
iKmw ghI mnu sqguir dIAw ]
Krw Krw AwKY sBu koie ]
Krw rqnu jug cwry hoie ]
Kwq pIAMq mUey nhI jwinAw ]
iKn mih mUey jw sbdu pCwinAw ]
AsiQru cIqu mrin mnu mwinAw ]
gur ikrpw qy nwmu pCwinAw ]19]
ggn gMBIru ggnµqir vwsu ]
gux gwvY suK shij invwsu ]
gieAw n AwvY Awie n jwie ]
gur prswid rhY ilv lwie ]
ggnu AgMmu AnwQu AjonI ]
AsiQru cIqu smwiD sgonI ]
hir nwmu cyiq iPir pvih n jUnI ]
gurmiq swru hor nwm ibhUnI ]20]