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Love The Lord, As The Fish Loves The Water

isrIrwgu mhlw 1 ]
Siree Raag, First Mehl:
sireeraag mehalaa 1 ||

ry mn AYsI hir isau pRIiq kir jYsI jl kmlyih ]
O mind, love the Lord, as the lotus loves the water.
rae man aisee har sio preeth kar jaisee jal kamalaehi ||

lhrI nwil pCwVIAY BI ivgsY Asnyih ]
Tossed about by the waves, it still blossoms with love.
leharee naal pashhaarreeai bhee vigasai asanaehi ||

jl mih jIA aupwie kY ibnu jl mrxu iqnyih ]1]
In the water, the creatures are created; outside of the water they die. ||1||
jal mehi jeea oupaae kai bin jal maran thinaehi ||1||

mn ry ikau CUtih ibnu ipAwr ]
O mind, how can you be saved without love?
man rae kio shhoottehi bin piaar ||

gurmuiK AMqir riv rihAw bKsy Bgiq BMfwr ]1] rhwau ]
God permeates the inner beings of the Gurmukhs. They are blessed with the treasure of devotion. ||1||Pause||
guramukh anthar rav rehiaa bakhasae bhagath bhanddaar ||1|| rehaao ||

ry mn AYsI hir isau pRIiq kir jYsI mCulI nIr ]
O mind, love the Lord, as the fish loves the water.
rae man aisee har sio preeth kar jaisee mashhulee neer ||

ijau AiDkau iqau suKu Gxo min qin sWiq srIr ]
The more the water, the more the happiness, and the greater the peace of mind and body.
jio adhhiko thio sukh ghano man than saanth sareer ||

ibnu jl GVI n jIveI pRBu jwxY AB pIr ]2]
Without water, she cannot live, even for an instant. God knows the suffering of her mind. ||2||
bin jal gharree n jeevee prabh jaanai abh peer ||2||

ry mn AYsI hir isau pRIiq kir jYsI cwiqRk myh ]
O mind, love the Lord, as the song-bird loves the rain.
rae man aisee har sio preeth kar jaisee chaathrik maeh ||

sr Bir Ql hrIAwvly iek bUMd n pveI kyh ]
The pools are overflowing with water, and the land is luxuriantly green, but what are they to her, if that single drop of rain does not fall into her mouth?
sar bhar thhal hareeaavalae eik boondh n pavee kaeh ||

krim imlY so pweIAY ikrqu pieAw isir dyh ]3]
By His Grace, she receives it; otherwise, because of her past actions, she gives her head. ||3||
karam milai so paaeeai kirath paeiaa sir dhaeh ||3||

ry mn AYsI hir isau pRIiq kir jYsI jl duD hoie ]
O mind, love the Lord, as the water loves the milk.
rae man aisee har sio preeth kar jaisee jal dhudhh hoe ||

Awvtxu Awpy KvY duD kau Kpix n dyie ]
The water, added to the milk, itself bears the heat, and prevents the milk from burning.
aavattan aapae khavai dhudhh ko khapan n dhaee ||

Awpy myil ivCuMinAw sic vifAweI dyie ]4]
God unites the separated ones with Himself again, and blesses them with true greatness. ||4||
aapae mael vishhunniaa sach vaddiaaee dhaee ||4||

ry mn AYsI hir isau pRIiq kir jYsI ckvI sUr ]
O mind, love the Lord, as the chakvee duck loves the sun.
rae man aisee har sio preeth kar jaisee chakavee soor ||

iKnu plu nId n soveI jwxY dUir hjUir ]
She does not sleep, for an instant or a moment; the sun is so far away, but she thinks that it is near.
khin pal needh n sovee jaanai dhoor hajoor ||

mnmuiK soJI nw pvY gurmuiK sdw hjUir ]5]
Understanding does not come to the self-willed manmukh. But to the Gurmukh, the Lord is always close. ||5||
manamukh sojhee naa pavai guramukh sadhaa hajoor ||5||

mnmuiK gxq gxwvxI krqw kry su hoie ]
The self-willed manmukhs make their calculations and plans, but only the actions of the Creator come to pass.
manamukh ganath ganaavanee karathaa karae s hoe ||

qw kI kImiq nw pvY jy locY sBu koie ]
His Value cannot be estimated, even though everyone may wish to do so.
thaa kee keemath naa pavai jae lochai sabh koe ||

gurmiq hoie q pweIAY sic imlY suKu hoie ]6]
Through the Guru's Teachings, it is revealed. Meeting with the True One, peace is found. ||6||
guramath hoe th paaeeai sach milai sukh hoe ||6||

scw nyhu n quteI jy siqguru BytY soie ]
True love shall not be broken, if the True Guru is met.
sachaa naehu n thuttee jae sathigur bhaettai soe ||

igAwn pdwrQu pweIAY iqRBvx soJI hoie ]
Obtaining the wealth of spiritual wisdom, the understanding of the three worlds is acquired.
giaan padhaarathh paaeeai thribhavan sojhee hoe ||

inrmlu nwmu n vIsrY jy gux kw gwhku hoie ]7]
So become a customer of merit, and do not forget the Immaculate Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||7||
niramal naam n veesarai jae gun kaa gaahak hoe ||7||

Kyil gey sy pMKxUM jo cugdy sr qil ]
Those birds which peck at the shore of the pool have played and have departed.
khael geae sae pankhanoon jo chugadhae sar thal ||

GVI ik muhiq ik clxw Kylxu Aju ik kil ]
In a moment, in an instant, we too must depart. Our play is only for today or tomorrow.
gharree k muhath k chalanaa khaelan aj k kal ||

ijsu qUM mylih so imlY jwie scw ipVu mil ]8]
But those whom You unite, Lord, are united with You; they obtain a seat in the Arena of Truth. ||8||
jis thoon maelehi so milai jaae sachaa pirr mal ||8||

ibnu gur pRIiq n aUpjY haumY mYlu n jwie ]
Without the Guru, love does not well up, and the filth of egotism does not depart.
bin gur preeth n oopajai houmai mail n jaae ||

sohM Awpu pCwxIAY sbid Byid pqIAwie ]
One who recognizes within himself that, ""He is me"", and who is pierced through by the Shabad, is satisfied.
sohan aap pashhaaneeai sabadh bhaedh patheeaae ||

gurmuiK Awpu pCwxIAY Avr ik kry krwie ]9]
When one becomes Gurmukh and realizes his own self, what more is there left to do or have done? ||9||
guramukh aap pashhaaneeai avar k karae karaae ||9||

imilAw kw ikAw mylIAY sbid imly pqIAwie ]
Why speak of union to those who are already united with the Lord? Receiving the Shabad, they are satisfied.
miliaa kaa kiaa maeleeai sabadh milae patheeaae ||

mnmuiK soJI nw pvY vICuiV cotw Kwie ]
The self-willed manmukhs do not understand; separated from Him, they endure beatings.
manamukh sojhee naa pavai veeshhurr chottaa khaae ||

nwnk dru Gru eyku hY Avru n dUjI jwie ]10]11]
O Nanak, there is only the one door to His Home; there is no other place at all. ||10||11||
naanak dhar ghar eaek hai avar n dhoojee jaae ||10||11||

(Aang 59-60, SGGS Ji)