PAURI 4(Stanza 4)
In this Pauri, Guru Amar Das ji says that the gift of remembering God with love and devotion can only be obtained by Guru’s blessings. Those who are blessed by the Guru remain absorbed in the Divine Name and the Divine Name becomes their lifeline. Then the worldly temptations cannot affect them any more and they experience peace, tranquility, and fulfillment.
SAACHA NAAM MERA AADHAARO
(By the Grace of God) His Divine Name has become the nourishment for my existence.
saacha: true, ever existing, Naam: Divine Name, God, aadhaaro: support, nourishment, lifeline
SAACH NAAM ADHAAR MERA, JIN BHUKHAA SABH GAVAEEAA
My lifeline is His Divine Name, which has removed all my worldly hungers (worldly temptations do not affect me any more)
bhukhaa: hungers, implies worldly temptations, sabh: all, gavaeeaa: lost, removed
KAR SAANT SUKH MAN AAYE VASEAA, JIN ICHHAA SABH PUJAEEAA
(His Divine Name) has brought peace and tranquility in my mind and has fulfilled all my desires.
kar: did, saant: calm, peace, vaseaa: resided, brought, ichhaa: desires, pujaeeaa: fulfilled
SADAA KURBAAN KEETA GURU VITAHO, JIS DEEAA EH VADYAEEAA
I can always sacrifice my life for my Guru, it is his greatness (that he blessed me with God’s Divine Name).
sadaa: always, kurbaan: sacrifice, vitaho: for, vadyaeeaa: greatnesses, large heartedness
KAHAE NANAK SUNO SANTO, SABAD DHARO PIAARO
Nanak says, listen O devotees, meditate on the Divine Name with love (because that is the only way to experience Anand or spiritual bliss).
suno: listen, santo: saints, devotees, sabad: Divine Name, dharo: keep, develop, piaaro: love
SAACHA NAAM MERA ADHAARO II4II
(because of my Guru’s blessings), His Divine Name has become the nourishment for my existence.
saacha: true, ever existing, Naam: Divine Name, aadhaaro: support, nourishment
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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
ayk noor tay sabh jag upji-aa ka-un bhalay ko manday. ||1||
[From the One Light, the entire universe welled up. So who is good, and who is bad? ||1|| ]