Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, English Translation by Dr. Sant Singh Khalsa, MD; Phonetic Transliteration by Dr. Kulbir Singh Thind, MD


<> siq nwmu krqw purKu inrBau inrvYru Akwl mUriq AjUnI sYBM gur pRswid ] (595-1)
ik-oaNkaar sat naam kartaa purakh nirbha-o nirvair akaal moorat ajoonee saibhaN gur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. Truth Is The Name. Creative Being Personified. No Fear. No Hatred. Image Of The Undying. Beyond Birth. Self-Existent. By Guru's Grace:

soriT mhlw 1 Gru 1 caupdy ](595-3)
sorath mehlaa 1 ghar 1 cha-upday.
Sorat'h, First Mehl, First House, Chau-Padas:

sBnw mrxw AwieAw vyCoVw sBnwh ] (595-4)
sabhnaa marnaa aa-i-aa vaychhorhaa sabhnaah.
Death comes to all, and all must suffer separation.

puChu jwie isAwixAw AwgY imlxu iknwh ] (595-4)
puchhahu jaa-ay si-aani-aa aagai milan kinaah.
Go and ask the clever people, whether they shall meet in the world hereafter.

ijn myrw swihbu vIsrY vfVI vydn iqnwh ]1] (595-4)
jin mayraa saahib veesrai vadrhee vaydan tinaah. ||1||
Those who forget my Lord and Master shall suffer in terrible pain. ||1||

BI swlwihhu swcw soie ] (595-5)
bhee saalaahihu saachaa so-ay.
So praise the True Lord,

jw kI ndir sdw suKu hoie ] rhwau ] (595-5)
jaa kee nadar sadaa sukh ho-ay. rahaa-o.
by whose Grace peace ever prevails. ||Pause||

vfw kir swlwhxw hY BI hosI soie ] (595-6)
vadaa kar salaahnaa hai bhee hosee so-ay.
Praise Him as great; He is, and He shall ever be.

sBnw dwqw eyku qU mwxs dwiq n hoie ] (595-6)
sabhnaa daataa ayk too maanas daat na ho-ay.
You alone are the Great Giver; mankind cannot give anything.

jo iqsu BwvY so QIAY rMn ik ruMnY hoie ]2] (595-6)
jo tis bhaavai so thee-ai rann ke runnai ho-ay. ||2||
Whatever pleases Him, comes to pass; what good does it do to cry out in protest? ||2||

DrqI aupir kot gV kyqI geI vjwie ] (595-7)
Dhartee upar kot garh kaytee ga-ee vajaa-ay.
Many have proclaimed their sovereignty over millions of fortresses on the earth, but they have now departed.

jo Asmwin n mwvnI iqn nik nQw pwie ] (595-7)
jo asmaan na maavnee tin nak nathaa paa-ay.
And those, whom even the sky could not contain, had ropes put through their noses.

jy mn jwxih sUlIAw kwhy imTw Kwih ]3] (595-8)
jay man jaaneh soolee-aa kaahay mithaa khaahi. ||3||
O mind, if you only knew the torment in your future, you would not relish the sweet pleasures of the present. ||3||

nwnk Aaugux jyqVy qyqy glI jMjIr ] (595-8)
naanak a-ogun jayt-rhay taytay galee janjeer.
O Nanak, as many as are the sins one commits, so many are the chains around his neck.

jy gux hoin q ktIAin sy BweI sy vIr ] (595-9)
jay gun hon ta katee-an say bhaa-ee say veer.
If he possesses virtues, then the chains are cut away; these virtues are his brothers, his true brothers.

AgY gey n mMnIAin mwir kFhu vypIr ]4]1] (595-9)
agai ga-ay na mannee-an maar kadhahu vaypeer. ||4||1||
Going to the world hereafter, those who have no Guru are not accepted; they are beaten, and expelled. ||4||1||

soriT mhlw 1 Gru 1 ] (595-10)
sorath mehlaa 1 ghar 1.
Sorat'h, First Mehl, First House:

mnu hwlI ikrswxI krxI srmu pwxI qnu Kyqu ] (595-10)
man haalee kirsaanee karnee saram paanee tan khayt.
Make your mind the farmer, good deeds the farm, modesty the water, and your body the field.

nwmu bIju sMqoKu suhwgw rKu grIbI vysu ] (595-10)
naam beej santokh suhaagaa rakh gareebee vays.
Let the Lord's Name be the seed, contentment the plow, and your humble dress the fence.

Bwau krm kir jMmsI sy Gr BwgT dyKu ]1] (595-11)
bhaa-o karam kar jammsee say ghar bhaagath daykh. ||1||
Doing deeds of love, the seed shall sprout, and you shall see your home flourish. ||1||

bwbw mwieAw swiQ n hoie ] (595-11)
baabaa maa-i-aa saath na ho-ay.
O Baba, the wealth of Maya does not go with anyone.

iein mwieAw jgu moihAw ivrlw bUJY koie ] rhwau ] (595-12)
in maa-i-aa jag mohi-aa virlaa boojhai ko-ay. rahaa-o.
This Maya has bewitched the world, but only a rare few understand this. ||Pause||

hwxu htu kir Awrjw scu nwmu kir vQu ] (595-12)
haan hat kar aarjaa sach naam kar vath.
Make your ever-decreasing life your shop, and make the Lord's Name your merchandise.

suriq soc kir BWfswl iqsu ivic iqs no rKu ] (595-13)
surat soch kar bhaaNdsaal tis vich tis no rakh.
Make understanding and contemplation your warehouse, and in that warehouse, store the Lord's Name.

vxjwirAw isau vxju kir lY lwhw mn hsu ]2] (595-13)
vanjaari-aa si-o vanaj kar lai laahaa man has. ||2||
Deal with the Lord's dealers, earn your profits, and rejoice in your mind. ||2||

suix swsq saudwgrI squ GoVy lY clu ] (595-14)
sun saasat sa-udaagree sat ghorhay lai chal.
Let your trade be listening to scripture, and let Truth be the horses you take to sell.

Krcu bMnu cMigAweIAw mqu mn jwxih klu ] (595-14)
kharach bann chang-aa-ee-aa mat man jaaneh kal.
Gather up merits for your travelling expenses, and do not think of tomorrow in your mind.

inrMkwr kY dyis jwih qw suiK lhih mhlu ]3] (595-15)
nirankaar kai days jaahi taa sukh laheh mahal. ||3||
When you arrive in the land of the Formless Lord, you shall find peace in the Mansion of His Presence. ||3||

lwie icqu kir cwkrI mMin nwmu kir kMmu ] (595-15)
laa-ay chit kar chaakree man naam kar kamm.
Let your service be the focusing of your consciousness, and let your occupation be the placing of faith in the Naam.


Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, English Translation by Dr. Sant Singh Khalsa, MD; Phonetic Transliteration by Dr. Kulbir Singh Thind, MD