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PAURI 14(Stanza 14)

As in the previous Pauri, each line in this Pauri starts with the word MANNAE, which means “by having complete faith in God”.

MANNAE MAARAG THHAAK NAA PAE

By having complete faith in God, a person does not encounter any obstructions in his / her (spiritual) path.
maarag: path, thhaak: obstacles

MANNAE PAT SEON PARGAT JAE

By having complete faith in God, a person leaves the world (dies) with honor and distinction.
pat: honor, pargat: well known or with distinction

MANNAE MAG NAA CHALAE PANTH

By having complete faith in God, one does not follow the path of ritualistic religious sects.
mag: side lane or narrow path – implies ritualistic practices, panth: religious sects

MANNAE DHARAM SETEE SANBANDH

By having complete faith in God, one firmly believes in truth and righteousness.
dharam: the truth or righteousness, setee: with, sanbandh: alliance, connection, implies firm belief

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 II14II

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 DAY
vidi-aa veechaaree taaN par-upkaaree. jaaN panch raasee taaN tirath vaasee. (SSGS)

[Contemplate and reflect upon knowledge and you will become benefactor to others.
When you conquer the five passions (lust, anger, greed, attachment, ego), then you shall become pure like a sacred shrine of pilgrimage. ||1|| ]