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PAURI 5(Stanza 5)

In this Pauree, Guruji says that those who remember God with love in their heart achieve peace and happiness in their lives and receive true honor.

THAAPIA NA JAE KEETAA NA HOE

He cannot be established (confined) and cannot be made (i.e. He is self-made and is everywhere).

Thaapia: established or installede, implies confined, keeta: made

AAPE AAP NIRANJAN SOE

He created Himself, He is flawless(pure).

aape aap: He Himself, niranjan: without spot or flawless, implies pure

JIN SEVIAA TIN PAAYA MAAN

Those who remember Him with love and devotion get spiritually elevated.

seviaa: served, implies remembered Him, maan: importance or honor

NANAK GAAVIYE GUNI NIDHAAN

Nanak says, let us sing His praises, who is a treasure of virtues.

gaaviae: should sing, guni: of virtues, nidhaan: treasure

GAVEEAE SUNEEAE MAN RAKHEEAE BHAO

By singing and by listening to His praises with love in your heart.

man: heart, bhao: love

DUKH PARHAR SUKH GHAR LAE JAO

You can get rid of pains and sorrows and your heart will be filled with true happiness.

parhar: get rid, ghar: abode, implies heart

GURMUKH NADAN GURMUKH VEDANG GURMUKH REHAA SAMAAEE

God’s word is the Eternal Song, God’s word is the Divine Knowledge, God’s word prevails everywhere.

gurmukh: Guru’s mouth, implies God’s word, nadang: tune or song, vedang: Vedas (Hindu Scriptures), implies spiritual knowledge, samaaee: prevails

GUR EESAR GUR GORAKH BARMA GUR PARBATI MAAEE

God is Shiva, God is Vishnu and Brahma, God is Parvati and other goddesses (i.e. God is one, though we have given Him many names).

Eesar, Gorakh, Barma: Hindu Gods Indra, Vishnu, and Brahma, Parbati: Hindu Goddess and Shiva’s wife Parvati, Maaee: other goddesses

JE HAON JAANA AAKHAA NAAHEE KEHNAA KATHAN NAA JAEE

Even if I attain some understanding of Him, I cannot describe Him, because He cannot be described by words.

Haon: I, jaana: know, aakhan: say or describe, kehna: describe, kathan: in words

GURAA EK DEH BHUJHAAEE

O my Guru (God), bless me with this understanding.

deh: give me or bless me, bhujaaee: understanding

SABHNAA JEEAAN KA EK DAATAA SO MEA VISAR NA JAAEE II5II

TThat I may never forget You, who is the only provider of all living beings.

sabhnaa: all, jeeaa: living beings, daataa: provider, visar: forget

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
GURU GOBIND SINGH JI’S
  • Father was the 9th Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur ji
  • Grand Father (paternal) was the 6th Guru, Guru Hargobind ji
  • Great Grand Father (paternal) was the 5th Guru, Guru Arjan Dev ji
  • Great Great Grand Father (paternal) was the 4th Guru, Guru Ram Das ji
  • Great Great Great Grand Father (maternal) was the 3rd Guru, Guru Amar Das ji
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
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. ]