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Sloko Naano - Translation

satgur kahere peeyu peeyu to sab jug kare
panna peeyu na paave koi
mukh japantaa jo peeyu meele
to sheer saattaa na hoyare........................1

The True Guide says: The entire creation can pronounce 'Beloved, Beloved', but not everybeing attains the Beloved thus. If the Beloved could be attained by mere movement of the lips, there is no (need of)bargaining of the head (mental faculties),i.e., discrimination, reflection, meditation or participation of intellect in faith.

satgur kahere sheer saattaa jo keejee-e
ane rehenni jagaaie aap
jeev lagaaee-e jeekarsu
to saachaa sureejan paasare.......................2

The True Guide says: If you sacrifice your mind (occupy your mind for higher purpose), remain awake at nights, and occupy yourself with the remembrance of the Lord, then you will be in the presence of the true Lord.

satgur kahere peeyu peeyu to jeevjant kare
ane peeyu na paave koi
jeebh japataa jo peeyu meele
to bagalaa hansaja saayare........................3

The True Guide says: Even small insects can pronounce 'Beloved', but none of them attain the Beloved thus. If the Beloved could be attained by mere movement of the lips, the crane(inferior bird) would be regarded as a swan(superior bird).

satgur kahere bag hansa be pattuntaraa
ane deese ekaj varan
panna bag chare man maaneeyu
ane hansa motee charanre..........................4

The True Guide says: The heron and the swan are similar, and appear to have the same form. But the heron feeds on what it pleases, whereas the swan feeds on pearls(divine knowledge and wisdom - ginaans).

satgur kahere kaach ratan be pattuntaraa
ane kasataa paaee-e bhaav
kaach kamaayo veekh bhare
ane ratan ajavaallo saayare.......................5

The True Guide says: Pieces of glass and jewels are similar, and their worth is found by testing. If glass is purchased, poison accumulates, whereas jewels yield enlightenment.

satgur kahere nugaraa sugaraa be pattuntaraa
sarave surat ek samaan
pan nugaraa chaave daamaku
ane sugaraa saahebjeekaa naam re..................6

The True Guide says: The ones without the guide and the one with one are similar, having the same outward appearance. But the former crave for wealth and glitter, whereas the later crave for the name of the Lord.

satgur kahere naam liyaa so atee gannaa
ane premthee peeddaa na laay
eto dhunnee oopar leepannaa
jem futtaa mandal bajaay re.......................7

The True Guide says: You may have recited the Holy name many a time and not have brought any pain (tears) of love. It is as futile as plastering smoky fire with cow dung or playing music on a broken instrument.

satgur kahere prem bhagatee to radeh vase
ane antar leh lagaay
swas-u- swas em jampeeye
jem kaane surat na jaayare........................8

The True Guide says: The loving devotion resides in the heart, and let the interior be filled with intense desire. With every breath recite His name in such a manner, that even the ear is not conscious of it.

satgur kahere jees maanhe imaan pragatteeyaa
teese gafalat hove dur
tyaa andhaaraa shun kare
jyaa satgur keraa nurare..........................9

The True Guide says: In whom faith is manifest, heedlessness is rendered remote. What can darkness(of ignorance) do in the presence of the light(of knowledge and wisdom) from the True Guide.

satgur kahere nure meendar samaareeyaa
ane nure rachyo aasmaan
te nur maanhethee nur pragatteeyaa
tenu satgur chhe naam re.........................10

The True Guide says: The world originated from the light, and the heavens were created from the light. From the (primordial) light, light manifested. It's name is the True Guide(Pir).

satgur kahere ame aavyaa ehi lokamaa
ane laavyaa mugatanu sul
te rang bhog bahu padami paameeyaa
pann thoddaa aashak mul re.......................11

The True Guide says: We have come into this world, and brought the thorns(pains) of salvation. Through devotion to worldly activities many people have achieved high status(worldly), but very few are the real original lovers.

satgur kahere bhaag vaddaa te lok naa
jenne keedhaa tap teerath vrat bahu deedhaa daan
te swarg bhogavee hetthe utareeyaa
jenne na ollkhyaa gur naaraayann re..............12

The True Guide says: Great fortune is attributed to those who have performed austerities, pilgrimages, fasting and great charities. But they have descended below after enjoying the heavens, having not recognised the Divine Guide.

satgur kahere bhrahmann jogee sevaddaa
te bhattaktaa bhulaa re jaae
jenne jeeve satgur nahi ollakhyaa
te kem karee amar thaay re.......................13

The Ture Guide says: Bhramins jogis and jain monks have all wandered aimlessly and gone astray. Those who have not recognised the True Guide, how can they become immortal?

satgur kahere: sonaa rupaa to saach hae
ane deeje agan kee kas
pann baaj rasaayann gaalee-e
to kem karee hove ras re.........................14

The Tr

ue Guide says: Gold and silver are genuine, and may be tested by fire. But if they are melted and dissolved without the Elixir, how can their essence(distinctiveness) emerge?

satgur kahere: gur ke seer to gaantthdddee
ane sevak ke seer bhaar
lohaa naav maanhe besee-e
to kem karee utaree-e paar re....................15

The True Guide says: The Guide bears a bundle on his head, while the disciple carries a load. If you embark on a boat of iron, how can you get across?(It is not possible to attain salvation through material means only)

satgur kahere: jeesakaa gur to aandhllaa
ane chelaa usakaa fok
te ap mateelaa man hattheelaa
te muve na paame moksh re........................16

The True Guide says: To the extent that the guide is blind, his disciple will be in vain. He follows his own desires and is obstinate, even upon death, he will not attain salvation.

satgur kahere: jutthaa marnnaa to sab jug mare
ane saachaa na mare koi
aa gur geenaane je mare
teese bohor marann na hoy re.....................17

The True Guide says: All creatures can die false(repeated) deaths but not all of them die real deaths. Whoever dies after knowing the True Guide(or after getting knowledge from the True Guide), will not have to die again and again.

satgur kahere: sansaar saagar mahaa jal ha-e
ane sir upar bharyaa chhe bhaar
jo satkee naav maanhe besee-e
to satgur utaare paar re.........................18

The True Guide says: The ocean of the world, has indeed a lot of water(one cannot swim across it by himself), and there is a heavy burden(of material responsibilities) on the head. If one sits in the boat of truth, than the True Guide will take you across.

satgur kahere: naav keeje har ke naam kee
ane te maanhe saachaa bharee-e bhaar
pavan jo chaale prem kaa
to satgur utaare paar re.........................19

The True Guide says: Let the outward form of the boat be the name of the Lord, and fill it with the true load(good deeds). When the wind of love blows over, the True Guide will take you across.

satgur kahere: bhulaa bharam maa jeev tu na bhulee-e
ane satgur beejo ma jaann
e jeev peenddhako je dhannee
jenne neepaai chaare khaann re...................20

The True Guide says: Do not condemn your soul to the state of being ignorant and astray, and do not regard the True Guide as anyone other than the one who is the master of the body and soul who created all the four sources of existence, i.e., ether, fire, water and earth(these were believed to be the sources of existence at the time of the composition of the verses).

satgur kahere: chaar khaann maanhe jeev tu aaveeyo
ane bhulyo bohot apaar
purav pun potaa tannu
to paameeyo maanakhaa avataar re.................21

The True Guide says: Oh soul, you took your form from the four sources, and completely got lost in it. Due to your earnings of the past, you have attained the human incarnation.

satgur kahere: maanakhaa avataar tu paameeyo
pann koi na jaanne mugatee no bhed
e maannek moto shu thayo
jo antar na paddeeyo chhed re....................22

The True Guide says: You attained the human form(incarnation), but nobody knows the secrets of salvation. How can such a pearl be regarded as great, if it has not destroyed (the veil) inside.

satgur kahere: maanakhaa sareekhee dehee te dharee
te nahee aave vaaroi vaar
paatra peechhaannee bhrahmaj pujee-e
to kull hove neesataar re........................23

The True Guide says: You have maintained the body which corresponds to human form, and it will not comeback again and again(this opportunity will not come again). Recognising the Manifestation, worship the Creator completely. Then your family and progeny will have an awareness (of the truth and falsehood).

satgur kahere: kaall seenchaanno seer fare
ane mat ko baandho aann
peeyujee reedaa maanhe raakhee-e
jem ravee ugameeyo bhaann re.....................24

The True Guide says: The thoughts of death(time) revolve over the head, but do not be bound by them. Keep the Beloved in your hearts, like the sun shining over the solar system.

satgur kahere: ravee ugeeyo ne ajavaallo bhayo
ane rahennee te hove dur
tem nav khand maanhe dev prakaasheeyaa
jem prabhaate ugyo sur re........................25

The True Guide says: The sun has risen and the light has come, and the night is rendered remote. In the same manner the Lord shines over the nine continents like the sun having risen at dawn.

satgur kahere: suraj ugyo te sahu deen kahe
ane rahennee na kaheve koi
tem satgur jugmaa(n) he mugatko daataar
bhaai avar thee mugat na hoy re..................26

The True Guide says: All the religions speak of the risen sun(due to it's light) and nobody speaks of the night(of darkness). In the same manner the True Guide is the Saviour through whom salvation is attained. Brother, salvation cannot be attained through other means.

satgur kahere: ame aaveeyaa ehee lokmaa(n)
ane laavyaa mugatno bhed
jene nur satgur bhette-aa
te amar huaa tatakhev re.........................27

The True Guide says: We have come into this world, and have brought the essence of salvation. Whoever has (been) embraced (by)the Light of the True Guide, has attained immortality at that moment.

satgur kahere: paratak joie paarkhu(n)
ane saache mane patee laa-e
e lohaa paaras jo malle
to kshann ek maa(n)he ka(n)chan thaay re.........28

The True Guide says: Observe the Evaluator as being manifest, and with true mind have conviction of this. If the philosopher's stone comes into contact with iron, in a moment it is transformed into gold.

satgur kahere: iyall bhamaree doe patta(n)taro
ane lai ma(n)deermaa(n) baahe
bhamaree chattko iyall sahe
to aap samaan thaay re...........................29

The True Guide says: a worm and a bumble bee are similar in appearance, and it(the bee) brings the worm inside it's upper arm. When the worm endures the licking of the bee, they become alike.

satgur kahere: gangaa avee swarg lokthee
ane laagee vishnu ne charann
te maa(n)he anek nadeeu(n) jaai bhalle
te sarve gangaa varann re........................30

The True Guide says: The River Ganges(the Imam) has come dowm from the heavens, and is flowing at the feet of the Lord. There are numerous rivers(murids) that blend with it. They are all of the same nature as the Ganges.

satgur kahere: ga(n)gaa teerath to bahu falle
ane teerath maa(n)he teerath satgur peer
te ga(n)gaa thee allagaa rahe
tenu(n) kahaave fokatt neer re..................31

The True Guide says: The pilgrimage of the Ganges thrives abunduntly, and the real pilgrimage is the devotion to the True Guide. Whoever stays away from this Ganges, his/her water(soul) is to be regarded as void and useless.

satgur kahere: bhut bhakti te sab jug kare
ane paddyaa te motte fer
jeev ja(n)gal jaai tu vase
tyaa konn vataave shaher re.....................32

The True Guide says: The entire world worships the idols(or bodies), and have fallen into great cycles(of rebirth). You have gone and lived in the jungle of the soul. Who will show you the way towards the City over there?

satgur kahere: jaai ja(n)gal bhulo paddyo
tyaa keesku puchhe raahe
mahaa van maa(n)he jo maannas malle
to tthekaann batalaay re........................33

The True Guide says: Having gone to the jungle the person is lost. Whom will he/she ask for the way? In the great jungle if a Man is found, He will show the destination.

satgur kahere: sansaar suno ne jug a(n)dho
ane sune sun pujaa-e
jo paavaiaane paano chaddhe
to tevo te jeev amar thaay re...................34

The True Guide says: The world is void and the universe is blind and the worship therein is very quite(insignificant). If the drinker contacts the breast to fill the milk with then his/her soul will become immortal.

The milk will only flow into the breast if there is a drinker around. We must endevour to be thirsty of it so that the milk may flow into the breast.

satgur kahere: saach jutth kaa patu(n)taro
ane parakho te parakhann haar
e motee bhaageeyu vee(n)dhataa
tenu(n) gayu mul apaar re.......................35

The True Guide says: Of the truth and of the false are similar, and the evaluators evaluate them. Such are the pearls of good fortune resulting from research. Their value has gone infinitely high.

satgur kahere: saachaa ne seer chaddaavee-e
je kahe a(n)tar nee vaat
jutthaa ne koi puchhe nahee
te na jaanne shaah nee dhaat re.................36

The True Guide says: We hang those truthful ones who reveal the mysteries of the heart. Nobody will ask the false ones as they do not know the essence of the Lord.

satgur kahere: jutthaa ne te jag pateet laave
ane saachaa ne maare laat
jutthaa ne juttho aavee malle
to bole paa(n)ch ne saat re.....................37

The True Guide says: The world gives reputation to the false and kicks at the true ones. Falsehood comes to the false ones and as a result speak(falsely) of the five and the seven (crore liberated ones).

satgur kahere: sabhaa sareekhu sahu koi bole
ane koi na bole sat dharam
kare nee(n)daa ne aap na veechaare
teen seer bese karam re.........................38

The True Guide says: Everyone speaks about the public gatherings and no one speaks about the True Religion. They backbite and slander without thinking. Upon their heads befalls the burden.

satgur kahere: karam to sarave utare
ane na utare par nee(n)daa ne aall
par gavan na utare
na utare aap hatyaa ne baall re.................39

The True Guide says: The entire burden of sins is reducible, except the sin of backbiting and false accusation, illicit(sexual) relationships and sin of suicide and killing of children.

satgur kahere: paa(n)ch hatyaa to paapnnee
jeen seer lakhee lelaatt aa-e
te neet utthee gatmaa(n)he jaae
to-e jeev amar na thaay re......................40

The True Guide says: The five killers(of the soul) are sinful. Upon whoever's head these are written, will receive kicks. Even if he gets up everyday and goes to the gat(J.K.), his soul will not attain immortality.

satgur kahere: tap teerth kare sab jug
ane detaa mahaa bhom daan
toy karam na utare
jo kare gangaa nu snaan re......................41

The True Guide says: Everyone performs worship and pilgrimage, and gives large tracts of land for charity. Even then the burden of sins are irreducible, if one performs bathing in the Ganges.

satgur kahere: paa(n)ch hatyaa par lokthee
ane lakhee lone loe
te faatte ne feette nahee
te bhogavee chhutte aa-e re.....................42

The True Guide says: The five vices are of the other world(past lives), and they have been ingrained at a very personal level. They may be split but will not be wiped out(at once). By enduring them and working them out(through patience), one gets freed from them.

satgur kahere: adho gate jeev tu aaveeyo
ane paddeeyo te chaare khaann
te adhuro eenddo galeeo
te na jaanne ugyo bhaann re.....................43

The True Guide says: Oh soul you have descended(from heaven) and have fallen into the four origins. You have swallowed only half an egg not having known the risen sun(the True Guide).

satgur kahere: janam andho jeev tu rahyo
ane jot gai veesaar
paapi te bhrahmann ne pankhave
te na jaanne saar asaar re......................44

The True Guide says: Oh soul you have remained blind and the light has been forgotten. The sinful is known as that bhrahmin(scholar), who does not know to differentiate the worthy and the unworthy.

satgur kahere: sahastra pachaas bhogavee aaveeyo
ane aaveeyo te maankhaa deh
satpanth seer laagyaa nahee
jem unaalle utthaa meh re.......................45

The True Guide says: You have come here having gone through a thousand (forms,lives), and have taken up the human body. But you have not taken up the True Religion in your minds. It is like rain falling in summer(in vain).

The grace is ever present, but if one does not prepare oneself to receive the grace, then it goes wasted. Preparation to receive the grace comes through religious worship.

satgur kahere: nagar maanhe khaaddaa khaabocheeaa
jaai bhalle gangaa maanhe
paapi enneepere paavan thaay
jo jai bhalle sat dharam maanhe re..............46

The True Guide says: In the city a shallow ditch(of filth) is flowing, and it mixes with the Ganges. In the same manner the sinful is purified when he connects himself with the True Religion.

satgur kahere: rang patang to kurang hae
ane eso duneeyaa no rang
pann satpanth choll majeetth hay
bhaai baakee rang patang re.....................47

The True Guide says: The colour of a paper kite is illusory and such is the colour of the world. But the True Religion is a purifying entity. Brother, everything else is illusory.

satgur kahere: tame rang rangaavo saach su
ane jeso pattole ddhang
te jalleegallee ttukadda ho rahe
toy na mele rang re.............................48

The True Guide says: Apply the colour or dye to the truth with appropriate conduct. Even if a momin is burned and broken to pieces, he/she will not leave the colour(truth).

satgur kahere: baanaa pene baapdda
ane jug jaanne e mee(n)t
te paapee khaay pee-e pee(n)ddh potaa tanne
te nakare jeevnee chee(n)t re...................49

The True Guide says: The intention was to be poor and the world recognises it as an act of God. In the same manner the sinner eats and drinks for the sake of his own body and does not care for his soul.

satgur kahere: sat kaa baanaa paheree-e
ane antar leh lagaay
swas u swas em jampee-e
jeeyu kaane surat na jaay re....................50

The True Guide says: Carry truthful intentions with you or be in the company of the truthful, and ignite the desire(for the light) within. Upon every breath remember the Lord in such a manner that it's awareness does not reach the ear.

satgur kahere: aashaa maaro saachsu
ane sat kaa karo shannagaar
nayanne kaajall nehakaa
peeyu karo galekaa haar re......................51

The True Guide says: (Say)My reliance is upon the Truth and make a decoration of the Truth. Let love be the collyrium of the eyes and the Beloved be a necklace.

satgur kahere: shuraa hokar sheer deve
ane jem dushman ne ghaa-e
te jeev na raakhe aap no
pachhee mue neeveddaa thaay re.................52

The True Guide says: The soul that through bravery sacrifices it's head in the manner of slaying an enemy, is the soul that does not keep any(karmic debts) and then at death there will be an ultimate settlement (salvation).

satgur kahere: muaa te je man muaa
ane dhartee howe aap
e paanch tatva keraa putalaa
te jape ajapeeaajaap re.........................53

The True Guide says: The really dead is the one whose mind is dead, then the world is his/hers(under his/her control). His/her five senses(vices?) have become lifeless idols(inactive) and he/she meditates upon the unpronounciable word.

satgur kahere: sab jug dekhee-aa neerdhanaa
ane dhanavant na dekhee-aa koi
dhanavant usku aankhee-e
jenee preet peeaasu hoy re......................54

The True Guide says: The whole world sees the worthless and no one sees the worthy. The worthy are only seen by the ones who have their love directed towards the Beloved.

satgur kahere: sodhan sanchore baapdde
jene ghaat na laage kaai
jaraa maranna gaanje nahee jeev aapannaa
pachhee mue neevedda hoy re.....................55

The True Guide says: Conduct research and be amongst the poor who do not feel any loss. Your soul will not fear death at old age. Then upon death there will be a settlement(salvation).

satgur kahere: amee peedhe veekh utare
ane paannee peedhe trasanaa bujaae
bhojan jame kshudhaa bhaange
tem haree japataa paatak jaay re................56

The True Guide says: By drinking nector, poison is reduced and by drinking water, thirst is quenched. By having a meal, hunger is broken. In the same manner, by remembering the Lord all the sins disappear.

satgur kahere: meetthee duniyaa sarave dur karo
ane maayaa maanhe na laavo jeev
janam gamaaie prem su
to paamee-e saachaa peeyu re....................57

The True Guide says: Keep away from the sweet world and do not occupy your soul with the illusory existence. If you devote your life for the sake of (Divine)love, then you will attain the true Beloved.

satgur kahere: peeyu peeyu to sab jug kare
ane peeyu na paave koi
mukh bole ek vaannee kahe
pann peeyu ni dhaat na jaanne koi re............58

The True Guide says: Every creature pronounces 'Beloved Beloved' and nobody attains the Beloved thereby. They utter by mouth one speech repeatedly but nobody knows the essence of the Beloved.

satgur kahere: dhaat amaaree je samaje
te chaale saache ser
te ghar ponche aapanne
te kadee na aave fer re.........................59

The True Guide says: Whoever understands our essence, walks on the Right Path. He reaches our abode and never returns to rebirths.

satgur kahere: prem peeyaasee man vase
ane man maanhe keeyaa neh
e duniyaa dureejan daakhave
te jalbal hove kheh re..........................60

The True Guide says: The thirsty of love resides in the mind(heart) and in the mind(heart) he thinks of(feels)love. He/She perceives the world as wicked which eventually turns to clay by burning and drowning.

satgur kahere: preet peeyaa nee doyelee
ane prem peeddaa hay sul
e kanak kasotte aap ku
to chaudaa paave mul re.........................61

The True Guide says: The (path of)love of the Beloved is difficult and the pains(trials and tribulations) of love are the thorns. The gold (the devotee) is tested by the Lord, and attains a very high value.

satgur kahere: mul paayaa so mar chalyaa
jene kaleje laagaa baann
vajar vejo laage nahee
te paravat keraa paann re.......................62

The True Guide says: Having attained a high price the soul left to die. He in whose liver an arrow(of love, spiritual sorrow) has penetrated is not affected(lured) by the iron chains( worldly entrapping). He is like an edge of a mountain(unattached).

satgur kahere: paanhaann parabodhee ras keeaa
na gale te nugaraa mahaa ajaann
erann mellavaa ttukadda
gur veenaa te jutthaa baann ....................63

The True Guide says: Even the stones melt away through preaching, (but) the ones without a Guide are like mountains (unpreachable). The solder bound the pieces together. Without a guide the arrow is false.

satgur kahere: bonn bohole gur boleeyaa
ane samaje te saachaa koi
e lohaathee akhar paragattee-aa
bhaai paalle so pa(n)ddeet hoyare...............64

The True Guide says: Whatever said that is attributed to the Guarded Tablet(universal intellect) is indeed attributed to the Guide, and those who understand this fact are indeed very few. From this Guarded Tablet the (original) Word manifested. Brother, those who (merely) recite it are the scholars.

satgur kahere: pa(n)ddeet paddeeyaa bahot kar
ane saachaa na lee-aa ser
jo bohoteraa loddee-e
to paddee-e motte fer re........................65

The True Guide says: The scholar has indeed studied a great deal but has not taken up the Right Path. If one argues and quarrels a great deal, he falls into a great cycle.

satgur kahere: feraa to teesaku(n) padde
jeene kee-aa ma(n)deer maa(n)he do-e
nav saa keraa paragatteeyaa
teno maram na buje koi re.......................66

The True Guide says: The cycles fall on those ones who have committed sins in the place of worship or in the world. The Lord and His bounties and attributes have manifested therein, but the significance of these is not realised by everyone.

satgur kahere: bhekh hamaari kannasaree
ane sab jug dekhe bee saa-e
gunnavantaa gunn aa(n)khee-e
pachhee mue sukareet lakhaay re.................67

The True Guide says: Our way(method) of ascetism is difficult and everyone recognises it as such. The meritorious bound has the vision of virtue only and then upon death only virtue stays forever.

satgur kahere: bhek saaraa jug kare
ane karee paragatt deekhalaa-e
e jeebh japa(n)taa peeyu malle
so mee(n)dar peeyu paay re......................68

The True Guide says: The entire world performs asceticism and openly manifest it. If by movement of lips the Beloved can be attained, (everyone in ) the world will attain the Beloved.

satgur kahere: peeyu peeyu karataa jo peeyu malle
ane seer upar bhareeyaa bhaar
jo man khele mokallaa
bhaa(n)gee naav na hove paar re.................69

The True Guide says: One feels that by mere statement of 'Beloved Beloved', the Beloved can be attained, and the head is laden with burden(of knowledge). If the mind plays in the open(reveals the secrets), than the broken boat cannot reach the end.

satgur kahere: geenaanee pa(n)ddeet jug maa(n)he keelaave
ane charann(dhoi) peelaave aap
maram na jaanne mokshkaa
to adakaa karannaa paap re......................70

The True Guide says: The knowledgable scholar is well known in the world, and (in pride)presses his feet(having washed them). If he does not know the essence of salvation, than all his actions are sinful.

satgur kahere: paap parjaaleene loddee-e
jo ttuk ttuk deh hoy
jo dam ootthe naabhthee
teno marann na buje koi re......................71

The True Guide says: By shunning sins, engage in combat(Holy war). If the body is shred into pieces and if the breath arises from the naval, than very few understand the significance of such a death.

satgur kahere: damodam haree ja(n)pee-e
ane avar te chee(n)t na laay
peeyu pattu(n)taro ratee na raakhee-e
jee-u samuddhra maa(n) laher samaay re..........72

The True Guide says: Upon every breath remember the Lord, and do not allow any other thought to break in. Do not keep anyone else besides the Beloved like the (unbroken) pattern of waves in the ocean.

satgur kahere: jeekara-j laavo jeevddaa
ane rahennee te hove haath
jo dam ootthe naabhthee
tab peeyu su karannaa vaat re...................73

The True Guide says: Bring only the rememberance (of the Lord) in your soul and the time of the night is under your control. If the breath arises from the naval, than begin your conversations with the Beloved.

satgur kahere: vaate vaddaa na hoi-e
kar maannak mukh le saahebjeeko naam
saach veenaa jo ja(n)pee
jee-u ujad kheddaa gaamare......................74

The True Guide says: By talking(loudly), one cannot attain greatness. Perform a worthy act by taking the name of the Lord(silently). Remembrance of the Lord without the truth(True Path) is like a deserted village.

satgur kahere: ujad kheddaa to feer vase
ane neerdhanee-aa dhanvant hoy
pann ek acha(n)bo aa(n)khee-e
bhaai muvaa na jeeve koi re.....................75

The True Guide says: The deserted village will rehabitate and the poor will become rich. However, there is one astonishing sight. Brother, nobody can come to life(physical) after dying.

satgur kahere: sunee pujaa shu(n) karo
ane jaagatee jot ne maan
preet na paale jyaa(n) lagee
te jeev paddyaa chaar khaa(n)nn re..............76

The True Guide says: Why do you perform vain worship? Honour the awakened Light. If one cannot afford to give love to It, such a soul has fallen into the four forms.

satgur kahere: satee-aa satee-aa jug maa(n)he bahot keelaave
ane satee te veerlaa koi
sab jug sove ne aap jaage
ane jeekare darshan hoy re......................77

The True Guide says: Many people regard themselves as saints, but there are very few courageous saints. If you are awake(to zikar) while the rest of the world is asleep, through remembrance, you will attain the Vision (Light).

satgur kahere: addsatth teerth me(n) gayaa
ane dekhyaa dev ana(n)t re
e shah aape deval devtaa
rakheesar saa(n)bhallo ek cheet re..............78

The True Guide says: They went to sixty eight places of pilgrimage and saw countless spirits. (But)This Lord will bestow Divine angels. So devotees listen to this with one mind.

satgur kahere: addsatth teerth me(n) ddhu(n)ddh kar dekheeyaa
ane kee-aa paannee kee-aa paann
e ujadd garkaa paronnlaa
te kesaa paave maan re..........................79

The True Guide says: They saw having sought in the sixty eight places of pilgrimage, and performed (physical)cleansing by water and stones. They are the guests of a deserted house. How can they attain respect and honour.

satgur kahere: ghatt maa(n)he teerth san mukh hae
ane ghattmaa(n)he dharam duaar
ghatt maanhe deval pujie
and ghatt maa(n)he mugat deedaar re........80 & 81

The True Guide says: (Real) pilgrimage takes place in the heart and in the heart is the abode of religion. Worship the Lord in the heart and in the heart is the salvation and spiritual vision.

satgur kahere: ghar upar jem deevaddo
ane maa(n)he kaallee raat
e fokatt dhonnaa bahaarkaa
taaraa deelnu kaasal kaaddh re.................82

(ane kaasal jaave saath re) The True Guide says: As is the lamp(which removes darkness) at the ceiling of a house, and in it is the darkness of the night; wash the futile show(illusion) and remove the filth in the heart.

Variant:
The True Guide says: As is the Lamp at the ceiling of the house surrounded by the darkness of the night. This is but a futile and temporary show(illumination). The soot of the lamp(kaasal) will go with it in the end(when the lamp is rendered redundant).

satgur kahere: gangaa jamunaa ne saraswatee
ane te maa(n)he naai-e puraa sa(n)jog
toye a(n)tar daag na utare
pachhee leelaa karaave bhog re..................83

The True Guide says: The rivers Ganges, Jamunaa and Saraswati, even if you wash yourself in them in a complete manner, the stain of the inside(heart) will not come off and later on it will become a permanent trait resulting in suffering.

satgur kahere: teerth travennee maa(n) naahee-e
ane ja(n)pee-e aja(n)peeyo jaap
paa(n)ch pavitra keejee-e
to kull na jaave paap re........................84

The True Guide says: Wash yourself in the place of pilgrimage at the region joining the Ingla, Pingla and Sukhmna and remember the unpronounciable word (the inner vibrations). Purify the five senses, then your family and lineage will not go astray.

satgur kahere: par nee(n)daa nar je kare
ane kare ajaannee vaat
te narag padde jeev potaa tannu
pachhee ekoter puree-aa nahee(n) saath re.......85

The True Guide says: The one who engages himself in backbiting and slander and talks about matters unknown to him/herself. He/she condemns his/her soul to hell and then the seventy one generations will not be with him/her.

satgur kahere: jeekar-j laavo jeevddaa
ane deel bheetar japee-e saahebjeeko naam
e dayaa samarathkee preet karo
pachhee antakaale naaraayann re.................86

The True Guide says: Occupy your soul with remembrance only and remember the name of the Lord from the depths of your heart. Direct your love and devotion to this omnipotent mercy. Then the Lord will be with you in the hereafter.

satgur kahere: puree preete peeyu malle
ane vann preete dur-j hoy
jall madhye jem kamal chhe
tene a(n)g na bhette toy re.....................87

The True Guide says: Through complete love and devotion, the Beloved is attained and without love He is completely far away. Like a lotus plant in the middle of water, the body is not embraced (by his Vision).

satgur kahere: bhalakaa vaage bhaavkaa
ane padde premko ghaa-e
jo peeddaa hove premkee
to nayanne nee(n)draa naaa-e re.................88

The True Guide says: The arrow of affection strikes and he recites the song of love. When the pain of love is felt, sleep will not enter the eyes.

satgur kahere: nee(n)d bichaaree kee-aa kare
jo ba(n)daa hove hushee-aar
peeyu peeyu karataa rehennee gamaave
pachhee hove prabhaat re........................89

The True Guide says: What can the poor sleep(of ignorance) do when the slave(devotee) is intelligent. He/She spends the night by reciting 'Beloved, Beloved' and then the dawn arises(the Light shines).

satgur kahere: prabhaate ravee ugeeyo
ane navkha(n)d maa(n)he hu-aa prakaash
jyaa(n) joi-e tyaa tettlo
em sarve ghatt peeyuko vaas re..................90

The True Guide says: At dawn the sun has risen and has enlightened the nine continents (the world). Wherever we see(at dawn) there is light. In the same manner the entire body becomes the abode of the Lord(upon spiritual enlightenment).

satgur kahere: sonaa vechee saajan leejee-e
ane motee kere mul
ve saajan kem chhoddee-e
bhaai lokaa kere bol re.........................91

The True Guide says: Sell gold and purchase the Beloved, and the price is worth the pearls. Such a Beloved, how can you abondon? Brother, tell the people about it.

satgur kahere: bole bole leejee-e
ane peeyu ne peechhaann
seer satte jo peeyu malle
toybee so(n)ghaa jaann re.......................92

The True Guide says: Talk continuosly (about Him) and about the recognition of the Beloved. Even if the Beloved is attained through the sacrifice of the head(intellectual pursuit or sacrifice of life), it is to be considered cheap(He is priceless).

satgur kahere: seer saattaa to keejee-e
jo peeyujee veekaataa hoy haatt
to ek kshann veela(n)b na keejee-e
bhaai haathe deeje kaatt re.....................93

The True Guide says: Conduct the trade of the head(mind) only when the Beloved is traded at the shop. Do not procrastinate even for a moment. Give away the dirt(of the soul) by your hands.

satgur kahere: ishk to vaaddee maa(n) na neepaje
ane ishk to haattee na vechaay
ishk to hayddaa maa(n)he neepaje
te hayddu(n) koree khaay re.....................94

The True Guide says: The love for the Beloved cannot be cultivated in a garden and it cannot be sold at a shop. The Divine Love can only be cultivated in the heart. It consumes the edge of the heart(as it grows).

satgur kahere: prem ras to atee ras meetthddaa
ane je koi dekhe chaakh
shah jo paave seer lagee
tenu hayddu deve saa(n)kh re....................95

The True Guide says: The essence of Divine Love is very delightful to whoever is fortunate to taste it. If one attains the Lord through the activity of the mind(reflection, meditation, discrimination), this person's heart will provide the Link.

Explains the relationship between the conviction of the mind and that of the heart. They are mutually reinforcing.

satgur kahere: haree ras jenne chaakheeyaa
ane avar mukh nahee baa-e
prem maat me(n) jo mare
to betthaa prem ras khaay re....................96

The True Guide says: Whoever has tasted the delight of the Lord and does not feed on any other matter(does not crave for anything else), and is rendered powerless or is defeated to death by Love, sits and enjoys the delightful Love.

The person who tastes Divine love becomes physically weak because the Lord takes care of his/her physical needs. He does not have to exert himself a great deal for livelihood.

satgur kahere: muj praannee ne kasee-e
ane mu-e daag deedho na jaay
tenu maa(n)s galee ddhalee bho(n)y padde
bhaai tenu pa(n)jar rahe na gallaay re..........97

The True Guide says: Mortify my animal(soul) and the separation(of animal and Divine) caused thereby will not go away after death. It's flesh will fall and be buried under the ground. Brother, it's cage(the world) will remain unaffected.

satgur kahere: satee thai to keeyu(n) rahee
jo na jalee peeyujee ke laa-e
jaa jaa na mui gheladdee
prem laaj nee maaher re.........................98

The True Guide says: How could you have lived as a saintly woman if you have not got burnt in the fire of the Beloved? If the excess of this madness has not been wiped out, it is due to the mercy and modesty of Love.

satgur kahere: mott na kare mee-aa(n) mee-aa(n)
ane paakhar naa(n)khee joe
tyaa(n) naa(n)khannhaaraa shu(n) kare
jenaa baann na vaagaa toy re....................99

The True Guide says: The great one does not claim mine mine(possesiveness) and should cast away the turban(of honour). What will the caster achieve whose arrow has not struck(it's target).

satgur kahere: leelaa gemar zaaree-aa
ane paannee tanne sneh
pann suku(n) saal bichaaru(n) shu(n) jaanne
jo ketaa vutthaa meha re.......................100

The True Guide says: Plants of a grassy nature are created and water is the object of their affection. But what can poor dry teak wood be aware of even if abundant rain falls on it.

Being soft and humble as grass makes one more receptive to the Grace but if one is as hard as teak wood, no matter how much Grace is bestowed, it won't be affected by it.

satgur kahere: ugyaa tene dhyaai-e
ane vaaro tenee aa(n)nn
kaal bhojan je jamyaa
bhaai tenee aaj shee vakhaann re...............101

The True Guide says: Adore the one who has grown and shun it's left over. The food that was consumed yesterday, brother, of what use is it's praise today.

satgur kahere: bhulaavanne jeev tu(n) aaveeyo
ane bhulo te mahaa ajaann
vaaro vaar jeev tu aaveeyo
toy na maaryaa paa(n)ch kaal re................102

The True Guide says: Soul you have come to be forgetful and the one who is forgetful is indeed the greatest ignorant. Oh soul you have come here repeatedly. Even then you have not slayed the five causes of spiritual death (vices).

The five causes of spiritual death are carnal desire,anger, greed, attracion of the world and pride.

satgur kahere: paa(n)ch kaal jeene vashkee-aa
taree rahyaa jugamaa(n)he
pachhee satgur saathe keejee-e
to jeev amraapuree jaay re.....................103

The True Guide says: Whoever has forsaken the five causes of spiritual death, has indeed floated through the worldly existence(in a detached manner). Having forsaken them,if one keeps the company of the True Guide, then the soul will go to paradise.

satgur kahere: duniyaa dureejan dur karo
ane a(n)tar leh lagaa-e
satgur deepak haath karee ddhu(n)ddhe
to moman peeyu paay re.........................104

The True Guide says: Keep away from the wicked world and ignite Divine love within your hearts. If a momin undergoes a search by the help of the Light of the True Teacher, he will attain the Beloved.

satgur kahere: duneeyaa(n) ra(n)g dumaa kero
ane koi na jaanne bhed
sunee pujaa jugmaa(n)he kare
bhaai varatee-aa vaa(n)che ved re..............105

The True Guide says: The colour(form) of the world is like smoke and nobody understands the inner purpose of life (existence). Everybody is engaged in null and void worship. Brother, there are existing in large numbers those reading the Vedas (pretentiously).

satgur kahere: duneeyaa dodde bahotkar
ane dodde na paave koi
ujadd mee(n)dar jai utare
tees konn peelave to-e re......................106

The True Guide says: The world runs a great deal(in chase of worldly goods and honour), and by running nobody achieves anything. They will come to a deserted world. Of what use is pressing(in pride) there?

satgur kahere: saachaa saachee vaatt doddee-e
ane shaah gayaa jees vaatt
jotaa jotaa jaai-e
ane hee(n)dde paai-e ghaatt re.................107

The True Guide says: Run on the true and truthful path and the path which leads to the Lord. Travel on it being continously vigilant and assume a form of good behaviour.

satgur kahere: pagale pagale dhhu(n)ddhee-e
ane joi-e satkee vaatt
sat veenaa je chaaleeyaa
te ghaddaa-e bohoteraa ghaatt re...............108

The True Guide says: With every step keep seeking and seek the True Path. Those who have walked without the Truth have forged many (false) forms.

satgur kahere: vellaa aavee veekhaddee
ane cheto te chetann haar
tame aap-j raakho aapannu(n)
ane chalannaa kha(n)ddaa nee dhaar.............109

The True Guide says: The difficult times have arrived and those who are heedful be warned. Look after yourselves only and walk on the edge of sword(on this difficult path rigorously).

satgur kahere: sullee upar naachannaa
ane khele te khelann haar
saamee annee-e chaalannaa(n)
bhalakaa padde tennee vaar re..................110

The True Guide says: Dance on the sharp thorn and the playful ones play. To the ones who walk without the Lord, arrows fall upon them for assistance.

satgur kahere: kol hamaaraa saach hay
ane sache man pateelaa-e
faree feraa nahee aavannaa
pachhee ekoter saathe jaay re..................111

The True Guide says: Our promise(word) is true and accept it as true with a conviction of mind(heart). The cycles(of human birth) won't come again and afterwards your seventy one generations will go with you (to heaven).

satgur kahere: gai gai baataa(n) kee-aa karo
ane haajar buje bhev
baar karod lai chaaleeyaa
eva saachaa gur Sohodev re.....................112

The True Guide says: Why do you talk about the matters of the past and whoever recognises Him at present is genuine. He has taken with him twelve crore souls. Such a truthful guide is Pir Sadardeen.

satgur kahere: paratak ugyaa ne pragattyaa
ane bheetar chaanddhrunnaa ho-e
e soll kallaa su(n) ugeeyaa
tenee rasaayann na buje koi-re.................113

The True Guide says: The everliving has risen and manifested, and inside(of the body) shines like the moon. It(the light) has grown like the splendour of sixteen mansions on the moon. Nobody understands it's alchemy.

satgur kahere: rasaayann saaree satakee
ane satasu(n) chaalyaa jaay
e satveenaa je chaaleeyaa
te bahotera fera khaay re......................114

The True Guide says: The entire alchemy is of truth and moves along with the truth. If anyone walks without the truth, will have to endure numerous rebirths.

satgur kahere: kaljug maa(n)he athar ved hay
ane thar nahee sa(n)saar
aa ved vaaeke je chaaleeyaa
te tarkar la(n)ge-aa paar re...................115

The True Guide says: In the present age the last scripture exists and the world is not steady(in spite of it's presence). Whoever lives according to this scripture, will have swum and floated across to the limits.

satgur kahere: kartaa jugmaa(n)he paelaaj taaryaa
ane seedhaa te paa(n)ch karodd
paa(n)ch puraa sareveeaa
tenne man maa(n)he na aannee khodd re..........116

The True Guide says: In the era of Kartaa, Pahelaaj liberated and five crore souls were on the Right Path. The five(crores) served completely and did not harbour any bad intentions in their hearts(minds).

satgur kahere: tretaa jugmaa(n)he Hareechanddhra taaryaa
ane seedhaate karodd saat
saat satee-e seereveeyaaa
te kenee na kartaa vaat re.....................117

The True Guide says: In the era of Tretaa, Hareechanddhra saved and seven crores were set on the Right Path. The seven crores served as saintly women they did not speak(evil) of anybody.

satgur kahere: duaapur jugmaa(n)he nav karodd taaryaa
ane paa(n)ddve gallaavee deh
tenne sat na khoyu(n) aapannu(n)
ane haree su(n) raakheeyo neh re...............118

The True Guide says: In the era of duaapur, nine crore were liberated, and the Paandwas sacrificed their bodies. They did not loose their Truth and maintained affection for the Lord.

satgur kahere: kaljug maa(n)he Peer Sadardeen saach hay
ane saach te karodd baar
saachaa te sahebne sarevtaa
tenne na keedhee vaar re.......................119

The True Guide says: In the present era, Peer Sadardeen is the truthful and twelve crores were true. They served the Lord truthfully and they never abondoned Him.

satgur kahere: peer sadardeen saach-j hay
tame bujo te moman bhev
chaar jugnaa jeev bhuleeyaa
em bolyaa gur Sohodev re.......................120

The True Guide says: Peer Sadardeen is entirely truthful. Those of you who know this are true momins. The souls of four eras have gotten lost. So says Peer Sadardeen.

Source: 
Heritage Society Collection


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