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PAURI 15(Stanza 15)

This is the last of the three Paurees, where each line starts with the word MANNAE, which means “by having complete faith in God”.

MANNAE PAAVEH MOKH DUAAR

By having complete faith in God, a person attains salvation (is freed from the cycle of birth and death).

mokh: salvation, or free from the cycle of birth and death, duaar: door.

Literal meaning will be “obtains the door of salvation”.

MANNAE PARVAARAE SAADHAR

By having complete faith in God, a person spiritually elevates his family (by showing them the path to salvation)

parvaarae: to his family, saadhaar: reform.
Literal meaning is “reforms his family”.

MANNAE TARAE TAARE GUR SIKH

By having complete faith in God, the guru (teacher) attains salvation himself and helps his sikh (disciple) also become liberated from the cycle of birth and death.

tarae: swims, taare: helps to swim – the sea of worldly evils.
Literal meaning implies liberation from cycle of birth and death

MANNAE NANAK BHAVAE NA BHIKH

By having complete faith in God, one does not wander in quest of salvation.

bhavae: wanders, bhikh: begging, or looking in quest of

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 II15II

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
NEHO, PAANI ANDAR LEEK JEO TISDA THAO NA THEHO (SGGS-Asa Di Waar)

[Friendship with an ignorant person and relationship with a rich person does not last long like a line drawn in water (intellectual and material compatibility is important for a lasting friendship) ]