Teacher Nanak


Teacher Nanak

This body-horse was created by the Lord.
Blessed is human life, which is obtained by virtuous actions,
Human life is obtained only by the most virtuous actions;
This body is radiant and golden.
The devotee is imbued with the deep red color of the poppy;
Imbued with the new color of the Lord’s Name,

This body is so very beautiful; it chants the Name of the Lord,
And it is adorned with the Name of the Lord,
By great good fortune, the body is obtained;
The Naam, the Name of the Lord, is its companion;
O servant Nanak, the Lord has created it,
I place the saddle on the body-horse,
The saddle of realization,
Riding this horse, I cross over the terrifying world-ocean.
The terrifying world-ocean is rocked by countless waves,
But the devotee is carried across,

Embarking upon the boat of the Lord,
The very fortunate ones cross over;
The Teacher, the Boatman,
Carries them across through the Word of the Lord’s song.
Night and day, imbued with the Lord’s Love,
Singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord,
The Lord’s lover loves the Lord.
Servant Nanak has obtained the state of Nirvaanaa,
The state of ultimate goodness, the state of the Lord,
With a bridle in my mouth,
The true teacher has implanted spiritual wisdom within me;
Has applied the whip of the Lord’s Love to my body.
Applying the whip of the Lord’s Love to one’s body,
The devotee conquers his mind, and wins the battle of life,

She trains her untrained mind with the Word of the Lord’s,
And drinks in the rejuvenating essence of the Lord’s Nectar.
Listen with your ears to the Word,
Uttered by the True Teacher,
And attune your body-horse to the Lord’s Love,
Servant Nanak has crossed over the long and treacherous path,
The transitory body-horse was created by the Lord,
Deeply blessed is that body-horse which meditates on the Lord’s love,

Blessed and acclaimed is that body-horse
Which meditates on the Lord God;
It is obtained by the merits of past actions.
Riding the body-horse, one crosses over the terrifying world ocean;
The aspirant meets the Lord, the embodiment of supreme bliss.
The Lord has perfectly arranged this wedding;
The lovers have come together at the marriage party,

Servant Nanak has obtained the Lord as his Spouse;
Joining together, the lovers sing the songs of joy and congratulations.

Teacher Nanak,
Siri Granth Sahib

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