Rehraas Sahib Ji In English

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Rehraas Saahib

so dar raag aasaa mehlaa 1
So Dar ~ That Door. Raag Aasaa, First Mehl:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

so dar tayraa kayhaa so ghar kayhaa jit bahi sarab samaalay.
Where is That Door of Yours, and where is That Home, in which You sit and take care of all?

vaajay tayray naad anayk asankhaa kaytay tayray vaavanhaaray.
The Sound-current of the Naad vibrates there for You, and countless musicians play all sorts of instruments there for You.

kaytay tayray raag paree si-o kahee-ahi kaytay tayray gaavanhaaray.
There are so many Ragas and musical harmonies to You; so many minstrels sing hymns of You.
gaavan tuDhno pavan paanee baisantar gaavai raajaa Dharam du-aaray.
Wind, water and fire sing of You. The Righteous Judge of Dharma sings at Your Door.

gaavan tuDhno chit gupat likh jaanan likh likh Dharam beechaaray.
Chitr and Gupt, the angels of the conscious and the subconscious who keep the record of actions, and the Righteous Judge of Dharma who reads this record, sing of You.

gaavan tuDhno eesar barahmaa dayvee sohan tayray sadaa savaaray.
Shiva, Brahma and the Goddess of Beauty, ever adorned by You, sing of You.

gaavan tuDhno indar indaraasan baithay dayviti-aa dar naalay.
Indra, seated on His Throne, sings of You, with the deities at Your Door.

gaavan tuDhno siDh samaaDhee andar gaavan tuDhno saaDh beechaaray.
The Siddhas in Samaadhi sing of You; the Saadhus sing of You in contemplation.

gaavan tuDhno jatee satee santokhee gaavan tuDhno veer karaaray.
The celibates, the fanatics, and the peacefully accepting sing of You; the fearless warriors sing of You.

gaavan tuDhno pandit parhan rakheesur jug jug vaydaa naalay.
The Pandits, the religious scholars who recite the Vedas, with the supreme sages of all the ages, sing of You.

gaavan tuDhno mohnee-aa man mohan surag machh pa-i-aalay.
The Mohinis, the enchanting heavenly beauties who entice hearts in paradise, in this world, and in the underworld of the subconscious, sing of You.

gaavan tuDhno ratan upaa-ay tayray athsath tirath naalay.
The celestial jewels created by You, and the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage, sing of You.

gaavan tuDhno joDh mahaabal sooraa gaavan tuDhno khaanee chaaray.
The brave and mighty warriors sing of You. The spiritual heroes and the four sources of creation sing of You.

gaavan tuDhno khand mandal barahmandaa kar kar rakhay tayray Dhaaray.
The worlds, solar systems and galaxies, created and arranged by Your Hand, sing of You.

say-ee tuDhno gaavan jo tuDh bhaavan ratay tayray bhagat rasaalay.
They alone sing of You, who are pleasing to Your Will. Your devotees are imbued with Your Sublime Essence.

hor kaytay tuDhno gaavan say mai chit na aavan naanak ki-aa beechaaray.
So many others sing of You, they do not come to mind. O Nanak, how can I think of them all?

so-ee so-ee sadaa sach saahib saachaa saachee naa-ee.
That True Lord is True, forever True, and True is His Name.

hai bhee hosee jaa-ay na jaasee rachnaa jin rachaa-ee.
He is, and shall always be. He shall not depart, even when this Universe which He has created departs.

rangee rangee bhaatee kar kar jinsee maa-i-aa jin upaa-ee.
He created the world, with its various colors, species of beings, and the variety of Maya.

kar kar daykhai keetaa aapnaa ji-o tis dee vadi-aa-ee.
Having created the creation, He watches over it Himself, by His Greatness.

jo tis bhaavai so-ee karsee fir hukam na karnaa jaa-ee.
He does whatever He pleases. No one can issue any order to Him.

so paatisaahu saahaa patisaahib naanak rahan rajaa-ee. ||1||
He is the King, the King of kings, the Supreme Lord and Master of kings. Nanak remains subject to His Will. ||1||

aasaa mehlaa 1.
Aasaa, First Mehl:

sun vadaa aakhai sabh ko-ay.
Hearing of His Greatness, everyone calls Him Great.

kayvad vadaa deethaa ho-ay.
But just how Great His Greatness is-this is known only to those who have seen Him.

keemat paa-ay na kahi-aa jaa-ay.
His Value cannot be estimated; He cannot be described.

kahnai vaalay tayray rahay samaa-ay. ||1||
Those who describe You, Lord, remain immersed and absorbed in You. ||1||

vaday mayray saahibaa gahir gambheeraa gunee gaheeraa.
O my Great Lord and Master of Unfathomable Depth, You are the Ocean of Excellence.

ko-ay na jaanai tayraa kaytaa kayvad cheeraa. ||1|| rahaa-o.
No one knows the extent or the vastness of Your Expanse. ||1||Pause||

sabh surtee mil surat kamaa-ee.
All the intuitives met and practiced intuitive meditation.

sabh keemat mil keemat paa-ee.
All the appraisers met and made the appraisal.

gi-aanee Dhi-aanee gur gurhaa-ee.
The spiritual teachers, the teachers of meditation, and the teachers of teachers

kahan na jaa-ee tayree til vadi-aa-ee. ||2||
-they cannot describe even an iota of Your Greatness. ||2||

sabh sat sabh tap sabh chang-aa-ee-aa.
All Truth, all austere discipline, all goodness,

siDhaa purkhaa kee-aa vadi-aa-ee-aa.
all the great miraculous spiritual powers of the Siddhas

tuDh vin siDhee kinai na paa-ee-aa.
-without You, no one has attained such powers.

karam milai naahee thaak rahaa-ee-aa. ||3||
They are received only by Your Grace. No one can block them or stop their flow. ||3||

aakhan vaalaa ki-aa vaychaaraa.
What can the poor helpless creatures do?

siftee bharay tayray bhandaaraa.
Your Praises are overflowing with Your Treasures.

jis too deh tisai ki-aa chaaraa.
Those, unto whom You give-how can they think of any other?

naanak sach savaaranhaaraa. ||4||2||
O Nanak, the True One embellishes and exalts. ||4||2||

aasaa mehlaa 1.
Aasaa, First Mehl:

aakhaa jeevaa visrai mar jaa-o.
Chanting it, I live; forgetting it, I die.

aakhan a-ukhaa saachaa naa-o.
It is so difficult to chant the True Name.

saachay naam kee laagai bhookh.
If someone feels hunger for the True Name,

ut bhookhai khaa-ay chalee-ahi dookh. ||1||
that hunger shall consume his pain. ||1||

so ki-o visrai mayree maa-ay.
How can I forget Him, O my mother?

saachaa saahib saachai naa-ay. ||1|| rahaa-o.
True is the Master, True is His Name. ||1||Pause||

saachay naam kee til vadi-aa-ee.
Trying to describe even an iota of the Greatness of the True Name,

aakh thakay keemat nahee paa-ee.
people have grown weary, but they have not been able to evaluate it.

jay sabh mil kai aakhan paahi.
Even if everyone were to gather together and speak of Him,

vadaa na hovai ghaat na jaa-ay. ||2||
He would not become any greater or any lesser. ||2||

naa oh marai na hovai sog.
That Lord does not die; there is no reason to mourn.

daydaa rahai na chookai bhog.
He continues to give, and His Provisions never run short.

gun ayho hor naahee ko-ay.
This Virtue is His alone; there is no other like Him.

naa ko ho-aa naa ko ho-ay. ||3||
There never has been, and there never will be. ||3||

jayvad aap tayvad tayree daat.
As Great as You Yourself are, O Lord, so Great are Your Gifts.

jin din kar kai keetee raat.
The One who created the day also created the night.

khasam visaareh tay kamjaat.
Those who forget their Lord and Master are vile and despicable.

naanak naavai baajh sanaat. ||4||3||
O Nanak, without the Name, they are wretched outcasts. ||4||3||

raag goojree mehlaa 4.
Raag Goojaree, Fourth Mehl:

har kay jan satgur satpurkhaa bina-o kara-o gur paas.
O humble servant of the Lord, O True Guru, O True Primal Being: I offer my humble prayer to You, O Guru.

ham keeray kiram satgur sarnaa-ee kar da-i-aa naam pargaas. ||1||
I am a mere insect, a worm. O True Guru, I seek Your Sanctuary. Please be merciful, and bless me with the Light of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1||

mayray meet gurdayv mo ka-o raam naam pargaas.
O my Best Friend, O Divine Guru, please enlighten me with the Name of the Lord.

gurmat naam mayraa paraan sakhaa-ee har keerat hamree rahraas. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Through the Guru’s Teachings, the Naam is my breath of life. The Kirtan of the Lord’s Praise is my life’s occupation. ||1||Pause||

har jan kay vad bhaag vadayray jin har har sarDhaa har pi-aas.
The servants of the Lord have the greatest good fortune; they have faith in the Lord, and a longing for the Lord.

har har naam milai tariptaasahi mil sangat gun pargaas. ||2||
Obtaining the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, they are satisfied; joining the Sangat, the Blessed Congregation, their virtues shine forth. ||2||

jin har har har ras naam na paa-i-aa tay bhaagheen jam paas.
Those who have not obtained the Sublime Essence of the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, Har, are most unfortunate; they are led away by the Messenger of Death.

jo satgur saran sangat nahee aa-ay Dharig jeevay Dharig jeevaas. ||3||
Those who have not sought the Sanctuary of the True Guru and the Sangat, the Holy Congregation-cursed are their lives, and cursed are their hopes of life. ||3||

jin har jan satgur sangat paa-ee tin Dhur mastak likhi-aa likhaas.
Those humble servants of the Lord who have attained the Company of the True Guru, have such pre-ordained destiny inscribed on their foreheads.
Dhan Dhan satsangat jit har ras paa-i-aa mil jan naanak naam pargaas. ||4||4||
Blessed, blessed is the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, where the Lord’s Essence is obtained. Meeting with His humble servant, O Nanak, the Light of the Naam shines forth. ||4||4||

raag goojree mehlaa 5.
Raag Goojaree, Fifth Mehl:

kaahay ray man chitvahi udam jaa aahar har jee-o pari-aa.
Why, O mind, do you plot and plan, when the Dear Lord Himself provides for your care?

sail pathar meh jant upaa-ay taa kaa rijak aagai kar Dhari-aa. ||1||
From rocks...

and stones He created living beings; He places their nourishment before them. ||1||

mayray maaDha-o jee satsangat milay so tari-aa.
O my Dear Lord of souls, one who joins the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, is saved.

gur parsaad param pad paa-i-aa sookay kaasat hari-aa. ||1|| rahaa-o.
By Guru’s Grace, the supreme status is obtained, and the dry wood blossoms forth again in lush greenery. ||1||Pause||

janan pitaa lok sut banitaa ko-ay na kis kee Dhari-aa.
Mothers, fathers, friends, children and spouses-no one is the support of anyone else.

sir sir rijak sambaahay thaakur kaahay man bha-o kari-aa. ||2||
For each and every person, our Lord and Master provides sustenance. Why are you so afraid, O mind? ||2||

ooday ood aavai sai kosaa tis paachhai bachray chhari-aa.
The flamingoes fly hundreds of miles, leaving their young ones behind.

tin kavan khalaavai kavan chugaavai man meh simran kari-aa. ||3||
Who feeds them, and who teaches them to feed themselves? Have you ever thought of this in your mind? ||3||

sabh niDhaan das asat sidhaan thaakur kar tal Dhari-aa.
All the nine treasures, and the eighteen supernatural powers are held by our Lord and Master in the Palm of His Hand.

jan naanak bal bal sad bal jaa-ee-ai tayraa ant na paraavari-aa. ||4||5||
Servant Nanak is devoted, dedicated, forever a sacrifice to You, Lord. Your Expanse has no limit, no boundary. ||4||5||

raag aasaa mehlaa 4 so purakh
Raag Aasaa, Fourth Mehl, So Purakh ~ That Primal Being:
ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

so purakh niranjan har purakh niranjan har agmaa agam apaaraa.
That Primal Being is Immaculate and Pure. The Lord, the Primal Being, is Immaculate and Pure.

The Lord is Inaccessible, Unreachable and Unrivalled.

sabh Dhi-aavahi sabh Dhi-aavahi tuDh jee har sachay sirjanhaaraa.
All meditate, all meditate on You, Dear Lord, O True Creator Lord.
sabh jee-a tumaaray jee tooN jee-aa kaa daataaraa.
All living beings are Yours-You are the Giver of all souls.

har Dhi-aavahu santahu jee sabh dookh visaaranhaaraa.
Meditate on the Lord, O Saints; He is the Dispeller of all sorrow.

har aapay thaakur har aapay sayvak jee ki-aa naanak jant vichaaraa. ||1||
The Lord Himself is the Master, the Lord Himself is the Servant. O Nanak, the poor beings are wretched and miserable! ||1||

tooN ghat ghat antar sarab nirantar jee har ayko purakh samaanaa.
You are constant in each and every heart, and in all things. O Dear Lord, you are the One.

ik daatay ik bhaykhaaree jee sabh tayray choj vidaanaa.
Some are givers, and some are beggars. This is all Your Wondrous Play.

tooN aapay daataa aapay bhugtaa jee ha-o tuDh bin avar na jaanaa.
You Yourself are the Giver, and You Yourself are the Enjoyer. I know no other than You.
tooN paarbarahm bay-ant bay-ant jee tayray ki-aa gun aakh vakhaanaa.
You are the Supreme Lord God, Limitless and Infinite. What Virtues of Yours can I speak of and describe?

jo sayveh jo sayveh tuDh jee jan naanak tin kurbaanaa. ||2||
Unto those who serve You, unto those who serve You, Dear Lord, servant Nanak is a sacrifice. ||2||

har Dhi-aavahi har Dhi-aavahi tuDh jee say jan jug meh sukhvaasee.
Those who meditate on You, Lord, those who meditate on You-those humble beings dwell in peace in this world.

say mukat say mukat bha-ay jin har Dhi-aa-i-aa jee tin tootee jam kee faasee.
They are liberated, they are liberated-those who meditate on the Lord. For them, the noose of death is cut away.

jin nirbha-o jin har nirbha-o Dhi-aa-i-aa jee tin kaa bha-o sabh gavaasee.
Those who meditate on the Fearless One, on the Fearless Lord-all their fears are dispelled.

jin sayvi-aa jin sayvi-aa mayraa har jee tay har har roop samaasee.
Those who serve, those who serve my Dear Lord, are absorbed into the Being of the Lord, Har, Har.

say Dhan say Dhan jin har Dhi-aa-i-aa jee jan naanak tin bal jaasee. ||3||
Blessed are they, blessed are they, who meditate on their Dear Lord. Servant Nanak is a sacrifice to them. ||3||

tayree bhagat tayree bhagat bhandaar jee bharay bi-ant bay-antaa.
Devotion to You, devotion to You, is a treasure overflowing, infinite and beyond measure.

tayray bhagat tayray bhagat salaahan tuDh jee har anik anayk anantaa.
Your devotees, Your devotees praise You, Dear Lord, in many and various and countless ways.

tayree anik tayree anik karahi har poojaa jee tap taapeh jaapeh bay-antaa.
For You, many, for You, so very many perform worship services, O Dear Infinite Lord; they practice disciplined meditation and chant endlessly.

tayray anayk tayray anayk parheh baho simrit saasat jee kar kiri-aa khat karam karantaa.
For You, many, for You, so very many read the various Simritees and Shaastras. They perform rituals and religious rites.

say bhagat say bhagat bhalay jan naanak jee jo bhaaveh mayray har bhagvantaa. ||4||
Those devotees, those devotees are sublime, O servant Nanak, who are pleasing to my Dear Lord God. ||4||

tooN aad purakh aprampar kartaa jee tuDh jayvad avar na ko-ee.
You are the Primal Being, the Most Wonderful Creator. There is no other as Great as You.
tooN jug jug ayko sadaa sadaa tooN ayko jee tooN nihchal kartaa so-ee.
Age after age, You are the One. Forever and ever, You are the One. You never change, O Creator Lord.
tuDh aapay bhaavai so-ee vartai jee tooN aapay karahi so ho-ee.
Everything happens according to Your Will. You Yourself accomplish all that occurs.

tuDh aapay sarisat sabh upaa-ee jee tuDh aapay siraj sabh go-ee.
You Yourself created the entire universe, and having fashioned it, You Yourself shall destroy it all.
jan naanak gun gaavai kartay kay jee jo sabhsai kaa jaano-ee. ||5||1||
Servant Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of the Dear Creator, the Knower of all. ||5||1||

aasaa mehlaa 4.
Aasaa, Fourth Mehl:

tooN kartaa sachiaar maidaa saaN-ee.
You are the True Creator, my Lord and Master.
jo ta-o bhaavai so-ee theesee jo tooN deh so-ee ha-o paa-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Whatever pleases You comes to pass. As You give, so do we receive. ||1||Pause||
sabh tayree tooN sabhnee Dhi-aa-i-aa.
All belong to You, all meditate on you.

jis no kirpaa karahi tin naam ratan paa-i-aa.
Those who are blessed with Your Mercy obtain the Jewel of the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

gurmukh laaDhaa manmukh gavaa-i-aa.
The Gurmukhs obtain it, and the self-willed manmukhs lose it.

tuDh aap vichhorhi-aa aap milaa-i-aa. ||1||
You Yourself separate them from Yourself, and You Yourself reunite with them again. ||1||
tooN daree-aa-o sabh tujh hee maahi.
You are the River of Life; all are within You.

tujh bin doojaa ko-ee naahi.
There is no one except You.
jee-a jant sabh tayraa khayl.
All living beings are Your playthings.

vijog mil vichhurhi-aa sanjogee mayl. ||2||
The separated ones meet, and by great good fortune, those suffering in separation are reunited once again. ||2||

jis no too jaanaa-ihi so-ee jan jaanai.
They alone understand, whom You inspire to understand;

har gun sad hee aakh vakhaanai.
they continually chant and repeat the Lord’s Praises.

jin har sayvi-aa tin sukh paa-i-aa.
Those who serve You find peace.

sehjay hee har naam samaa-i-aa. ||3||
They are intuitively absorbed into the Lord’s Name. ||3||

too aapay kartaa tayraa kee-aa sabh ho-ay.
You Yourself are the Creator. Everything that happens is by Your Doing.

tuDh bin doojaa avar na ko-ay.
There is no one except You.

too kar kar vaykheh jaaneh so-ay.
You created the creation; You behold it and understand it.

jan naanak gurmukh pargat ho-ay. ||4||2||
O servant Nanak, the Lord is revealed through the Gurmukh, the Living Expression of the Guru’s Word. ||4||2||

aasaa mehlaa 1.
Aasaa, First Mehl:
tit saravrarhai bha-eelay nivaasaa paanee paavak tineh kee-aa.
In that pool, people have made their homes, but the water there is as hot as fire!

pankaj moh pag nahee chaalai ham daykhaa tah doobee-alay. ||1||
In the swamp of emotional attachment, their feet cannot move. I have seen them drowning there. ||1||

man ayk na chaytas moorh manaa.
In your mind, you do not remember the One Lord-you fool!

har bisrat tayray gun gali-aa. ||1|| rahaa-o.
You have forgotten the Lord; your virtues shall wither away. ||1||Pause||

naa ha-o jatee satee nahee parhi-aa moorakh mugDhaa janam bha-i-aa.
I am not celibate, nor truthful, nor scholarly. I was born foolish and ignorant into this world. 1

paranvat naanak tin kee sarnaa jin too naahee veesri-aa. ||2||3||
Prays Nanak, I seek the Sanctuary of those who have not forgotten You, O Lord! ||2||3||

aasaa mehlaa 5.
Aasaa, Fifth Mehl:

bha-ee paraapat maanukh dayhuree-aa.
This human body has been given to you.

gobind milan kee ih tayree baree-aa.
This is your chance to meet the Lord of the Universe.

avar kaaj tayrai kitai na kaam.
Nothing else will work.

mil saaDhsangat bhaj kayval naam. ||1||
Join the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy; vibrate and meditate on the Jewel of the Naam. ||1||
saraNjaam laag bhavjal taran kai.
Make every effort to cross over this terrifying world-ocean.

janam baritha jaat rang maa-i-aa kai. ||1|| rahaa-o.
You are squandering this life uselessly in the love of Maya. ||1||Pause||

jap tap sanjam Dharam na kamaa-i-aa.
I have not practiced meditation, self-discipline, self-restraint or righteous living.

sayvaa saaDh na jaani-aa har raa-i-aa.
I have not served the Holy; I have not acknowledged the Lord, my King.

kaho naanak ham neech karammaa.
Says Nanak, my actions are contemptible!

saran paray kee raakho sarmaa. ||2||4||
O Lord, I seek Your Sanctuary; please, preserve my honor! ||2||4||

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