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  |   Golden Temple Hukamnama

Ang: 569

O Nanak, through the Shabad, one meets the Lord, the Destroyer of fear, and by the destiny written on her forehead, she enjoys Him. ||3|| All farming and trading is by Hukam of His Will; surrendering to the Lord's Will, glorious greatness is obtained. Under Guru's Instruction, one comes to understand the Lord's Will, and by His Will, he is united in His Union. By His Will, one merges and easily blends with Him. The Shabads of the Guru are incomparable. Through the Guru, true greatness is obtained, and one is embellished with Truth. He finds the Destroyer of fear, and eradicates his self-conceit; as Gurmukh, he is united in His Union. Says Nanak, the Name of the immaculate, inaccessible, unfathomable Commander is permeating and pervading everywhere. ||4||2|| Wadahans, Third Mehl: O my mind, contemplate the True Lord forever. Dwell in peace in the home of your own self, and the Messenger of Death shall not touch you. The noose of the Messenger of Death shall not touch you, when you embrace love for the True Word of the Shabad. Ever imbued with the True Lord, the mind becomes immaculate, and its coming and going is ended. The love of duality and doubt have ruined the self-willed manmukh, who is lured away by the Messenger of Death. Says Nanak, listen, O my mind: contemplate the True Lord forever. ||1|| O my mind, the treasure is within you; do not search for it on the outside. Eat only that which is pleasing to the Lord, and as Gurmukh, receive the blessing of His Glance of Grace. As Gurmukh, receive the blessing of His Glance of Grace, O my mind; the Name of the Lord, your help and support, is within you. The self-willed manmukhs are blind, and devoid of wisdom; they are ruined by the love of duality. Without the Name, no one is emancipated. All are bound by the Messenger of Death. O Nanak, the treasure is within you; do not search for it on the outside. ||2|| O my mind, obtaining the blessing of this human birth, some are engaged in the trade of Truth. They serve their True Guru, and the Infinite Word of the Shabad resounds within them. Within them is the Infinite Shabad, and the Beloved Naam, the Name of the Lord; through the Naam, the nine treasures are obtained. The self-willed manmukhs are engrossed in emotional attachment to Maya; they suffer in pain, and through duality, they lose their honor. But those who conquer their ego, and merge in the True Shabad, are totally imbued with Truth. O Nanak, it is so difficult to obtain this human life; the True Guru imparts this understanding. ||3|| O my mind, those who serve their True Guru are the most fortunate beings. Those who conquer their minds are beings of renunciation and detachment. They are beings of renunciation and detachment, who lovingly focus their consciousness on the True Lord; they realize and understand their own selves. Their intellect is steady, deep and profound; as Gurmukh, they naturally chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Some are lovers of beautiful young women; emotional attachment to Maya is very dear to them. The unfortunate self-willed manmukhs remain asleep. O Nanak, those who intuitively serve their Guru, have perfect destiny. ||4||3|| Wadahans, Third Mehl: Purchase the jewel, the invaluable treasure; the True Guru has given this understanding. The profit of profits is the devotional worship of the Lord; one's virtues merge into the virtues of the Lord.

Ang: 570

One's virtues merge into the virtues of the Lord; he comes to understand his own self. He earns the profit of devotional worship in this world. Without devotion, there is no peace; through duality, one's honor is lost, but under Guru's Instruction, he is blessed with the Support of the Naam. He ever earns the profit of the merchandise of the Naam, whom the Lord employs in this Trade. He purchases the jewel, the invaluable treasure, unto whom the True Guru has given this understanding. ||1|| The love of Maya is totally painful; this is a bad deal. Speaking falsehood, one eats poison, and the evil within increases greatly. The evil within increases greatly, in this world of doubt; without the Name, one's honor is lost. Reading and studying, the religious scholars argue and debate; but without understanding, there is no peace. Their comings and goings never end; emotional attachment to Maya is dear to them. The love of Maya is totally painful; this is a bad deal. ||2|| The counterfeit and the genuine are all assayed in the Court of the True Lord. The counterfeit are cast out of the Court, and they stand there, crying out in misery. They stand there, crying out in misery; the foolish, idiotic, self-willed manmukhs have wasted their lives. Maya is the poison which has deluded the world; it does not love the Naam, the Name of the Lord. The self-willed manmukhs are resentful toward the Saints; they harvest only pain in this world. The counterfeit and the genuine are assayed in that True Court of the Lord. ||3|| He Himself acts; who else should I ask? No one else can do anything. As He pleases, He engages us; such is His glorious greatness. Such is His glorious greatness - He Himself causes all to act; no one is a warrior or a coward. The Life of the World, the Great Giver, the Architect of karma - He Himself grants forgiveness. By Guru's Grace, self-conceit is eradicated, O Nanak, and through the Naam, honor is obtained. He Himself acts; who else should I ask? No one else can do anything. ||4||4|| Wadahans, Third Mehl: The True merchandise is the Lord's Name. This is the true trade. Under Guru's Instruction, we trade in the Lord's Name; its value is very great. The value of this true trade is very great; those who are engaged in the true trade are very fortunate. Inwardly and outwardly, they are imbued with devotion, and they enshrine love for the True Name. One who is blessed with the Lord's Favor, obtains Truth, and reflects upon the Word of the Guru's Shabad. O Nanak, those who are imbued with the Name find peace; they deal only in the True Name. ||1|| Egotistical involvement in Maya is filth; Maya is overflowing with filth. Under Guru's Instruction, the mind is made pure and the tongue tastes the subtle essence of the Lord. The tongue tastes the subtle essence of the Lord, and deep within, the heart is drenched with His Love, contemplating the True Word of the Shabad. Deep within, the well of the heart is overflowing with the Lord's Ambrosial Nectar; the water-carrier draws and drinks in the water of the Shabad. One who is blessed with the Lord's favor is attuned to the Truth; with his tongue, he chants the Lord's Name. O Nanak, those who are attuned to the Naam, the Name of the Lord, are immaculate. The others are full of the filth of egotism. ||2|| All the religious scholars and astrologers read and study, and argue and shout. Who are they trying to teach?