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PAURI 9(Stanza 9)

As in the previous Pauri, each line in this Pauri starts with the word SUNIAE. Guru Nanak Dev ji is further emphasizing the power of listening to God’s name.(Simran).

SUNIAE EESAR BARMAA IND

By listening to the name of God with love and devotion, a person obtains God’s qualities. (reference to Hindu gods – Shiva, Brahma, and Indra implies Godly qualities).
Eesar: Hindu god, Lord Shiva-god of destruction, Barma: Lord Brahma-god of creation, Ind: Lord Indra- god of rain

SUNIAE MUKH SAALAHAN MAND

By listening to the name of God with love and devotion, even the sinners get enlightened and start singing His praises.

much: mouth, saalahan: praise, mand: wicked people or sinners

SUNIAE JOG JUGAT TAN BHED

By listening to the name of God with love and devotion, a person comes to know the way of achieving unity with God and mysteries of the human body.
jog: yoga, implies to achieve unity with God, jugat: methods, tan: body, bhed: mysteries

SUNIAE SAASAT SIMRIT VED

By listening to the name of God with love and devotion, a person attains spiritual knowledge(reference to Hindu Scriptures – Shastras, Simrities, and Vedas implies spiritual knowledge).
saasat: Shastras, – there are six Shastras, Simrit: Simrities, – there are 27 Simrities, Ved: Vedas, there are four Vedas. These are the books of spiritual knowledge in Hindu religion

NANAK BHAGTAAN SADAA VIGAAS

Nanak says, His devotees (person who listens to the name of God with love and devotion), are always in the state of true joy and happiness.
bhagtaa: to His devotees, sadaa: always, vigaas: joy

SUNIAE DOOKH PAAP KAA NAAS II9II

By listening to the name of God with love and devotion, all the pains & sorrows, and sins are destroyed.
dookh: pains, sorrow, paap: sins, naas: destroyed

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
AADI GRANTH AND DASAM GRANTH

Guru Gobind Singh ji, before passing away, gave Guruship to Guru Granth Saheb, also called Aadi Granth” (Aadi means the first).
Guru Gobind Singh ji included the bani (writings) of the 9th Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur ji, in Guru Granth Saheb, which was originally compiled by Guru Arjan dev ji (the 5th guru).
None of Guru Gobind Singh ji’s writings are included in Guru Granth Saheb. His bani (writings) are included in a separate Granth called Dasam Granth (Dasam means tenth).
Two of the five banis included in our Nitnem (the daily prayers) are written by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. These are Jaap Saheb and ten Saweyeas. Chopaee Saheb, which is included in Rehras Saheb, is also written by Guru Gobind Singh 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. ]