PAURI 40 (Stanza 40)
This is the last Pauri of Anand Saheb. Traditionally, only the first five pauris and the last pauri are recited at the closing ceremony, before Ardas. We have completed the translation of the first five pauris. Today, we will do the translation of the last pauri (40th pauri). The translation of the 6th to 39th pauris will be added later.
In this Pauri, Guru Amar Das ji says that all pains, sorrows, and suffering disappear when a person achieves the state of ‘Anand’. Those who listen and recite Guru’s bani with love and devotion after relinquishing their ego, in total surrender to the Guru, experience the eternal bliss or Anand.
ANAND, SUNO VADBHAAGEEO, SAGAL MANORATH POORE
Listen fortunate ones, ‘Anand’ is (that state of contentment) in which you feel that all your desires are fulfilled.
anand: true happiness, spiritual bliss, suno: listen, vadbhaageeo: O fortunate ones, sagal: all, Manorath:poore: fulfilled desires,
PARBRAHM PRABH PAAYAA UTRE SAGAL VISOORE
(In this state of Anand,) you receive His Grace and all your anxieties disappear.
parbrahm: the Supreme Creator, God, Prabh: Master, God, paayaa: received, utre: removed, visoore: anxieties
DOOKH ROG SANTAAP UTRE SUNI SACHI BAANI
All pains, sorrows, and suffering disappear by listening to the true bani (praises of God) with love and devotion.
dookh: pain, sorrow, rog: illnesses, santaap: suffering, utre: removed, suni: by listening, sachi: true, sachi bani: Divine word, praises of God
SANT SAAJAN BHAE SARSE POORE GUR TE JAANI
Those pious people become full of joy when they learn the Divine bani from the perfect Guru.
sant: saints, saajan: loved ones, dear, bhae: become, sarse: full of joy or spiritual bliss, poore: complete, implies perfect, gur te: from Guru, jaani: learn
SUNTE PUNEET KEHTE PAVIT SATGUR RAHEAA BHAPOORE
Those who listen and those who recite the true bani become pious, and they feel the presence of the true Guru in the bani.
sunte: by listening, puneet: pious, pure, kehte: by speaking, reciting, pavit: pure, Satgur: true Guru, bharpoore: saturated, fully present
BINVANT NANAK GURCHARAN LAAGE VAAJE ANHAD TOORE II40II
Nanak says humbly, those who relinquish their ego and surrender to the Guru, experience the eternal bliss or Anand (as if) the Divine music is continuously being played in their hearts.
binwant: says respectfully, gurcharan: guru’s feet, laage: by touching, gurcharan laage: by touching guru’feet, implies by relinquishing ego and surrendering to the guru, vaaje: play, anhad: without end, implies continuous, toore: music instruments
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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
SOOCHE EH NA AAKHIEH BEHEN JO PINDA DHOE, SOOCHE SEYEE NANKA JIN MAN VASYAA SOE (SGGS-Asa Di Waar)
[(Spiritual) cleanliness does not come by taking a shower, Nanak says, (spiritually) clean are those who remember God with love and devotion. ]