man ray ki-o chhooteh bin pi-aar

isrIrwgu mhlw 1 ] (59-18)
sireeraag mehlaa 1.
Siree Raag, First Mehl:

ry mn AYsI hir isau pRIiq kir jYsI jl kmlyih ]
ray man aisee har si-o pareet kar jaisee jal kamlayhi.
O mind, love the Lord, as the lotus loves the water.

lhrI nwil pCwVIAY BI ivgsY Asnyih ]
lahree naal pachhaarhee-ai bhee vigsai asnayhi.
Tossed about by the waves, it still blossoms with love.

jl mih jIA aupwie kY ibnu jl mrxu iqnyih ]1]
jal meh jee-a upaa-ay kai bin jal maran tinayhi. ||1||
In the water, the creatures are created; outside of the water they die. ||1||

mn ry ikau CUtih ibnu ipAwr ]
man ray ki-o chhooteh bin pi-aar.
O mind, how can you be saved without love?

gurmuiK AMqir riv rihAw bKsy Bgiq BMfwr ]1] rhwau ]
gurmukh antar rav rahi-aa bakhsay bhagat bhandaar. ||1|| rahaa-o.
God permeates the inner beings of the Gurmukhs. They are blessed with the treasure of devotion. ||1||Pause||

ry mn AYsI hir isau pRIiq kir jYsI mCulI nIr ]
ray man aisee har si-o pareet kar jaisee machhulee neer.
O mind, love the Lord, as the fish loves the water.

ijau AiDkau iqau suKu Gxo min qin sWiq srIr ]
ji-o aDhika-o ti-o sukh ghano man tan saaNt sareer.
The more the water, the more the happiness, and the greater the peace of mind and body.

ibnu jl GVI n jIveI pRBu jwxY AB pIr ]2]
bin jal gharhee na jeev-ee parabh jaanai abh peer. ||2||
Without water, she cannot live, even for an instant. God knows the suffering of her mind. ||2||

ry mn AYsI hir isau pRIiq kir jYsI cwiqRk myh ]
ray man aisee har si-o pareet kar jaisee chaatrik mayh.
O mind, love the Lord, as the song-bird loves the rain.

sr Bir Ql hrIAwvly iek bUMd n pveI kyh ]
sar bhar thal haree-aavlay ik boond na pav-ee kayh.
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?

krim imlY so pweIAY ikrqu pieAw isir dyh ]3]
karam milai so paa-ee-ai kirat pa-i-aa sir dayh. ||3||
By His Grace, she receives it; otherwise, because of her past actions, she gives her head. ||3||

ry mn AYsI hir isau pRIiq kir jYsI jl duD hoie ]
ray man aisee har si-o pareet kar jaisee jal duDh ho-ay.
O mind, love the Lord, as the water loves the milk.

Awvtxu Awpy KvY duD kau Kpix n dyie ]
aavtan aapay khavai duDh ka-o khapan na day-ay.
The water, added to the milk, itself bears the heat, and prevents the milk from burning.

Awpy myil ivCuMinAw sic vifAweI dyie ]4]
aapay mayl vichhunni-aa sach vadi-aa-ee day-ay. ||4||
God unites the separated ones with Himself again, and blesses them with true greatness. ||4||

ry mn AYsI hir isau pRIiq kir jYsI ckvI sUr ]
ray man aisee har si-o pareet kar jaisee chakvee soor.
O mind, love the Lord, as the chakvee duck loves the sun.

iKnu plu nId n soveI jwxY dUir hjUir ]
khin pal need na sov-ee jaanai door hajoor.
She does not sleep, for an instant or a moment; the sun is so far away, but she thinks that it is near.

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

mnmuiK gxq gxwvxI krqw kry su hoie ]
manmukh ganat ganaavanee kartaa karay so ho-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs make their calculations and plans, but only the actions of the Creator come to pass.

qw kI kImiq nw pvY jy locY sBu koie ]
taa kee keemat naa pavai jay lochai sabh ko-ay.
His Value cannot be estimated, even though everyone may wish to do so.

gurmiq hoie q pweIAY sic imlY suKu hoie ]6]
gurmat ho-ay ta paa-ee-ai sach milai sukh ho-ay. ||6||
Through the Guru's Teachings, it is revealed. Meeting with the True One, peace is found. ||6||

scw nyhu n quteI jy siqguru BytY soie ]
sachaa nayhu na tut-ee jay satgur bhaytai so-ay.
True love shall not be broken, if the True Guru is met.

igAwn pdwrQu pweIAY iqRBvx soJI hoie ]
gi-aan padaarath paa-ee-ai taribhavan sojhee ho-ay.
Obtaining the wealth of spiritual wisdom, the understanding of the three worlds is acquired.

inrmlu nwmu n vIsrY jy gux kw gwhku hoie ]7]
nirmal naam na veesrai jay gun kaa gaahak ho-ay. ||7||
So become a customer of merit, and do not forget the Immaculate Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||7||

Kyil gey sy pMKxUM jo cugdy sr qil ]
khayl ga-ay say paNkh-nooN jo chugday sar tal.
Those birds which peck at the shore of the pool have played and have departed.

GVI ik muhiq ik clxw Kylxu Aju ik kil ]
gharhee ke muhat ke chalnaa khaylan aj ke kal.
In a moment, in an instant, we too must depart. Our play is only for today or tomorrow.

ijsu qUM mylih so imlY jwie scw ipVu mil ]8]
jis tooN mayleh so milai jaa-ay sachaa pirh mal. ||8||
But those whom You unite, Lord, are united with You; they obtain a seat in the Arena of Truth. ||8||

ibnu gur pRIiq n aUpjY haumY mYlu n jwie ]
bin gur pareet na oopjai ha-umai mail na jaa-ay.
Without the Guru, love does not well up, and the filth of egotism does not depart.

sohM Awpu pCwxIAY sbid Byid pqIAwie ]
sohaN aap pachhaanee-ai sabad bhayd patee-aa-ay.
One who recognizes within himself that, "He is me", and who is pierced through by the Shabad, is satisfied.

gurmuiK Awpu pCwxIAY Avr ik kry krwie ]9]
gurmukh aap pachhaanee-ai avar ke karay karaa-ay. ||9||
When one becomes Gurmukh and realizes his own self, what more is there left to do or have done? ||9||

imilAw kw ikAw mylIAY sbid imly pqIAwie ]
mili-aa kaa ki-aa maylee-ai sabad milay patee-aa-ay.
Why speak of union to those who are already united with the Lord? Receiving the Shabad, they are satisfied.

mnmuiK soJI nw pvY vICuiV cotw Kwie ]
manmukh sojhee naa pavai veechhurh chotaa khaa-ay.
The self-willed manmukhs do not understand; separated from Him, they endure beatings.

nwnk dru Gru eyku hY Avru n dUjI jwie ]10]11]
naanak dar ghar ayk hai avar na doojee jaa-ay. ||10||11||
O Nanak, there is only the one door to His Home; there is no other place at all. ||10||11||