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PAURI 13(Stanza 13)

Each line in the next three Pauris starts with the word MANNAE, which means “by having complete faith in God”. In the previous Pauri, the word MANNE was used, which means “one who has complete faith in God”.

MANNAE SURAT HOVAE MANN BUDH

By having complete faith in God, a person’s mind and intellect become spiritually enlightened.

surat: spiritual enlightenment, mann: mind, budh: intellect

MANNAE SAGAL BHAWAN KI SUDH

By having complete faith in God, a person attains a higher level spiritual understanding.

sagal bhawan: all the worlds, sudh: understanding – signifies higher spiritual understanding

MANNAE MOHE CHOTAAN NAA KHAE

By having complete faith in God, one does not experience horrors (punishment) of death.

mohe: on the face, chotaan: blows, na khae: does not receive.
Literal meaning will be one does not receive blows on his face – implies punishment

MANNAE JAM KE SAATH NAA JAAE

By having complete faith in God, one becomes free from the cycle of birth and death.

jam: angel of death,
jam ke saath naa jae: does not go with angel of death, i.e. does not die, which implies free from the cycle of birth and death

AESAA NAAM NIRANJAN HOE

His Name is so pure.

Niranjan: unadulterated, pure, unaffected by the worldly evils called “Maya”

JE KO MANN JAANNAE MANN KOE II13II

That only those who remember Him with complete faith in heart, can realize Him (i.e.they experience the taste of Divine purity and become pure themselves).

je ko: if someone, mann: heart, jaanae: knows or realizes

This is a good opportunity to memorize Gurbani, one Pauri at a time. You can concentrate better and enjoy more if you recite bani without looking at the gutka.

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DID YOU KNOW
ONE SPIRIT, DIFFERENT BODIES

After Guru Nanak Dev ji, none of the Gurus used their names in their writings. They always used the name “Nanak” as if everything was written by Guru Nanak Dev ji. This reinforces our belief that all our Gurus had the same spirit in different bodies. The eternal source of spiritual knowledge that was within Guru Nanak Dev ji was passed on to each Guru and they uttered Gurbani that originated from the same source.)

THOUGHT FOR THE DA
JIN PAT ANDAR BAHAR GUDAR TE BHALE SANSAAR (SGGS-Asa Di Waar)

[Those who are rich at heart (with virtues) and poor (simple) outwardly, are the good people in the World. ]