PAURI 4(Stanza 4)
In this Pauri Guru ji says that God cannot be pleased by monitory offerings, because all we have is provided by Him. He can be pleased by speaking to Him in His language and that language is Love – love for Him and His Creation. A person who meditates on His Name with love and devotion, becomes worthy of His Grace.
SAACHA SAHEB SAACH NAAE BHAAKHIA BHAO APAAR
He is true (everlasting), His Name is true, His language is love, He is endless.
saacha: true, sahib: master, naae: name, bhaakhia: language, bhao: love, apaar: endless
AAKHAE MANGAE DEH DEH DAAT KARE DAATAAR
We ask, we beg Him to give us more and more, the giver (God ) keeps on giving.
aakhae: ask, mangae: beg, deh: give, daat: His gifts, daataar: the giver
PHER KE AGE RAKHIAE JIT DISAE DARBAAR
Then what should we offer him so that he is pleased?
pher: then, rakhiae: to place, implies to offer, disae: can see, darbaar: court, jit disae darbaar: literal meaning is ‘so that we can see His Court, implies ‘to please Him’
MUHON KE BOLAN BOLEEAE JIT SUN DHARAY PIAAR
What words should we utter so that he loves us?
muhon: from mouth, bolan: words, boleeae: should say, dharay piaar: bears love
AMRIT VELA SACH NAO VADEAAEE VEECHAAR
In the early morning hours, meditate on His true Name and think about His greatness.
amrit vela: early morning, sach nao: true name, vadaaaee: greatness, veechaar: think or ponder
KARMEE AAVAE KAPRHA NADREE MOKH DUAAR
The human body is obtained by His grace, the salvation is obtained by His blessing.
karmee: by His grace, kaprha: cloth, implies human body, nadree: His grace or blessing, mokh: salvation, duaar: door, mokh duaar: door of salvation, implies attaining salvation
NANAK AEVAE JAANEEAE SABH AAPE SACHEAAR II4II
Nanak says, this way we can realise Him, who is self existant and everlasting.
aevae: this way, jaaneeae: can realize, sabh aape: self existent, sacheaar: the True One, or everlasting
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
According to the current Rehat Maryada published by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), every Sikh is expected to recite the following banis everyday:
Morning: Japji Saheb, Jaap Saheb, Ten Swayyas. Ardas is performed after reciting these banis.
Evening: Rehras Saheb and Ardas.
Night: Kirtan Sohela
- Written by Guru Nanak Dev Ji
- This is the first bani in Guru Granth Saheb, also called Adi Granth.
- This bani is not assigned to any Raga (most of the bani in Guru Granth Saheb is in various Ragas)
- Consists of mool mantra, 38 paurees, and a slok.
- This bani is recited in the morning before starting the daily routine.
- Written by Guru Gobind Singh ji
- This bani is not in the Adi Granth (Guru Granth Saheb ji). It is in Dasam Granth, which is a separate Granth (holy book) containing writings of Guru Gobind Singh ji only.
- This bani has 199 verses, which are written on the first ten pages of Dasam Granth.
- This bani is recited in the morning, before starting the daily routine, after Japji Saheb.
- Written by Guru Gobind Singh ji
- This bani is not in the Adi Granth (Guru Granth Saheb ji). It is in Dasam Granth.
- This bani has 10 verses, four lines each.
- This bani is recited in the morning, before starting the daily routine, after Jaap Saheb.
- A collection of nine hymns, four of which are written by Guru Nanak Dev ji, three by Guru Ram Das ji, and two by Guru Arjan Dev ji. These hymns follow Japji Saheb in the Adi Granth.
- Also includes Chopyee Saheb, one swayya, and one dohera by Guru Gobind Singh ji, six paurees of Anand Saheb (first five + the last) written by Guru Amar Das ji, and two hymns by Guru Arjan Dev ji.
- This bani is recited in the evening at sunset.
- A collection of five hymns, first three by Guru Nanak Dev ji, fourth by Guru Ram Das ji, and the last hymn is written by Guru Arjan Dev ji.
- All five hymns are from Adi Granth – Guru Granth Saheb ji.
- This bani is recited immediately before going to bed at night and also at funerals
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
SAHEB SETI HUKAM NA CHALAE, KEHI BANAE ARDAAS (SGGS-Asa Di Waar)
[Ordering God (to get something) does not work, what works with Him is Ardaas (prayer). ]