ਝਝਾ ਉਰਝਿ ਸੁਰਝਿ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਨਾ ॥
Jhajha: The person, who only knows how to entangle in useless controversies but has not yet learnt to get out of these,

ਰਹਿਓ ਝਝਕਿ ਨਾਹੀ ਪਰਵਾਨਾ ॥
wastes all his life in doubts and controversies. Such a person is not accepted in God’s court.

ਕਤ ਝਖਿ ਝਖਿ ਅਉਰਨ ਸਮਝਾਵਾ ॥
What good is to indulge in arguments trying to convince others?

ਝਗਰੁ ਕੀਏ ਝਗਰਉ ਹੀ ਪਾਵਾ ॥੧੫॥
Stirring up arguments, we involve ourselves in more conflicts. ||15||

ਞੰਞਾ ਨਿਕਟਿ ਜੁ ਘਟ ਰਹਿਓ ਦੂਰਿ ਕਹਾ ਤਜਿ ਜਾਇ ॥
Janjan: God dwells near you, deep within your heart, why do you leave Him and go far away?

ਜਾ ਕਾਰਣਿ ਜਗੁ ਢੂਢਿਅਉ ਨੇਰਉ ਪਾਇਅਉ ਤਾਹਿ ॥੧੬॥
For whom I searched the entire world, Him I have found within myself. ||16||

ਟਟਾ ਬਿਕਟ ਘਾਟ ਘਟ ਮਾਹੀ ॥
Tatta: The path to the shore leading to divine abode is very treacherous but it is located within the heart itself.

ਖੋਲਿ ਕਪਾਟ ਮਹਲਿ ਕਿ ਨ ਜਾਹੀ ॥
Opening the doors of your heart, why don’t you go to God’s presence?

ਦੇਖਿ ਅਟਲ ਟਲਿ ਕਤਹਿ ਨ ਜਾਵਾ ॥
One who has realized the eternal God, doesn’t fall in doubts and go elsewhere,

ਰਹੈ ਲਪਟਿ ਘਟ ਪਰਚਉ ਪਾਵਾ ॥੧੭॥
with love for God in his heart he remains attuned to Him.||17||

ਠਠਾ ਇਹੈ ਦੂਰਿ ਠਗ ਨੀਰਾ ॥
Thatha: This Maya is a mirage like the far away appearance of false water in a desert.

ਨੀਠਿ ਨੀਠਿ ਮਨੁ ਕੀਆ ਧੀਰਾ ॥
Reflecting carefully on the reality of Maya I have developed contentment.

ਜਿਨਿ ਠਗਿ ਠਗਿਆ ਸਗਲ ਜਗੁ ਖਾਵਾ ॥
That cheater (Maya) has cheated and devoured the entire world,

ਸੋ ਠਗੁ ਠਗਿਆ ਠਉਰ ਮਨੁ ਆਵਾ ॥੧੮॥
I have cheated that cheater and my mind is now at peace. ||18||

ਡਡਾ ਡਰ ਉਪਜੇ ਡਰੁ ਜਾਈ ॥
Dadda: When the revered fear of God wells up in one’s mind then the worldly fears departs.

ਤਾ ਡਰ ਮਹਿ ਡਰੁ ਰਹਿਆ ਸਮਾਈ ॥
And the worldly fear gets absorbed in the revered fear of God.

ਜਉ ਡਰ ਡਰੈ ਤ ਫਿਰਿ ਡਰੁ ਲਾਗੈ ॥
But if one does not have the revered fear of God then other worldly fears cling to him.

ਨਿਡਰ ਹੂਆ ਡਰੁ ਉਰ ਹੋਇ ਭਾਗੈ ॥੧੯॥
When one enshrines God’s fear in the heart and becomes fearless then the worldly fears of his mind run away. ||19||

ਢਢਾ ਢਿਗ ਢੂਢਹਿ ਕਤ ਆਨਾ ॥
Dhadha: God is near you, why are you searching Him anywhere else?

ਢੂਢਤ ਹੀ ਢਹਿ ਗਏ ਪਰਾਨਾ ॥
Searching for Him like this the breath of life runs out.

ਚੜਿ ਸੁਮੇਰਿ ਢੂਢਿ ਜਬ ਆਵਾ ॥
When one returns to himself after scaling the Sumer mountain and failing to find God there,

ਜਿਹ ਗੜੁ ਗੜਿਓ ਸੁ ਗੜ ਮਹਿ ਪਾਵਾ ॥੨੦॥
one finds God within the body, the fort which God Himself made. ||20||

ਣਾਣਾ ਰਣਿ ਰੂਤਉ ਨਰ ਨੇਹੀ ਕਰੈ ॥
Nanna: The one who is engaged in war with one’s own vices and acquires the determination to control his vices,

ਨਾ ਨਿਵੈ ਨਾ ਫੁਨਿ ਸੰਚਰੈ ॥
he neither yields nor compromises with these evil impulses.

ਧੰਨਿ ਜਨਮੁ ਤਾਹੀ ਕੋ ਗਣੈ ॥
Such a person’s advent in this world is considered blessed,

ਮਾਰੈ ਏਕਹਿ ਤਜਿ ਜਾਇ ਘਣੈ ॥੨੧॥
because he conquers his mind and renounces all that evils. ||21||

ਤਤਾ ਅਤਰ ਤਰਿਓ ਨਹ ਜਾਈ ॥
Tatta: This world is like an ocean that one cannot swim across,

ਤਨ ਤ੍ਰਿਭਵਣ ਮਹਿ ਰਹਿਓ ਸਮਾਈ ॥
because one’s body remains absorbed in the pleasures of the sensory organs.

ਜਉ ਤ੍ਰਿਭਵਣ ਤਨ ਮਾਹਿ ਸਮਾਵਾ ॥
But when the allurements of the sensory organs are controlled by the mind,

ਤਉ ਤਤਹਿ ਤਤ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਸਚੁ ਪਾਵਾ ॥੨੨॥
then the human soul merges in the supreme Soul and one realizes God. ||22||

ਥਥਾ ਅਥਾਹ ਥਾਹ ਨਹੀ ਪਾਵਾ ॥
Thatha: Human mind can’t fathom the unfathomable God,

ਓਹੁ ਅਥਾਹ ਇਹੁ ਥਿਰੁ ਨ ਰਹਾਵਾ ॥
because that God is fathomless and the human mind doesn’t remain steady in one place.

ਥੋੜੈ ਥਲਿ ਥਾਨਕ ਆਰੰਭੈ ॥
During the short span of life one gets involved in so many ambitions; it is like one starts to build many cities on a little bit of allotted land.

ਬਿਨੁ ਹੀ ਥਾਭਹ ਮੰਦਿਰੁ ਥੰਭੈ ॥੨੩॥
Without the capital of Naam all his worldly plans are of no use; it is like building a mansion without any pillars. ||23||

ਦਦਾ ਦੇਖਿ ਜੁ ਬਿਨਸਨਹਾਰਾ ॥
Dadda: whatever is visible with the eyes is perishable,

ਜਸ ਅਦੇਖਿ ਤਸ ਰਾਖਿ ਬਿਚਾਰਾ ॥
therefore, always remember Him whom you cannot see with these eyes.

ਦਸਵੈ ਦੁਆਰਿ ਕੁੰਚੀ ਜਬ ਦੀਜੈ ॥
When one applies the key of the Guru’s word to the tenth door (mind),

ਤਉ ਦਇਆਲ ਕੋ ਦਰਸਨੁ ਕੀਜੈ ॥੨੪॥
only then one can realize that merciful God. ||24||

ਧਧਾ ਅਰਧਹਿ ਉਰਧ ਨਿਬੇਰਾ ॥ ਅਰਧਹਿ ਉਰਧਹ ਮੰਝਿ ਬਸੇਰਾ ॥
Dhadha: When human soul attains supreme status and unites with God, the cycle of birth and death of that soul ends.

ਅਰਧਹ ਛਾਡਿ ਉਰਧ ਜਉ ਆਵਾ ॥
When leaving the lower spiritual state of love for Maya, human mind attains the supreme spritual state by meditation on Naam,

ਤਉ ਅਰਧਹਿ ਉਰਧ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਸੁਖ ਪਾਵਾ ॥੨੫॥
then one unites with God and attains eternal peace. ||25||

ਨੰਨਾ ਨਿਸਿ ਦਿਨੁ ਨਿਰਖਤ ਜਾਈ ॥
Nanna: One whose days and nights pass waiting for the sight of God,

ਨਿਰਖਤ ਨੈਨ ਰਹੇ ਰਤਵਾਈ ॥
waiting for His blessed vision that person’s eyes become glowing

ਨਿਰਖਤ ਨਿਰਖਤ ਜਬ ਜਾਇ ਪਾਵਾ ॥
After waiting so long for Him when one does see the sight of one’s Beloved,

ਤਬ ਲੇ ਨਿਰਖਹਿ ਨਿਰਖ ਮਿਲਾਵਾ ॥੨੬॥
then the one who was looking merges into the One who was looked for (God unites that lover with Himself). ||26||

ਪਪਾ ਅਪਰ ਪਾਰੁ ਨਹੀ ਪਾਵਾ ॥
Pappa: God is infinite, no one has found His limits.

ਪਰਮ ਜੋਤਿ ਸਿਉ ਪਰਚਉ ਲਾਵਾ ॥
One who is imbued with the love of the supreme Soul,

ਪਾਂਚਉ ਇੰਦ੍ਰੀ ਨਿਗ੍ਰਹ ਕਰਈ ॥
controls the five sensory organs,

ਪਾਪੁ ਪੁੰਨੁ ਦੋਊ ਨਿਰਵਰਈ ॥੨੭॥
and rises above both sin and virtue. ||27||

ਫਫਾ ਬਿਨੁ ਫੂਲਹ ਫਲੁ ਹੋਈ ॥
Faffa: If one shuns self-conceit and meditates, then one gains the fruit of Naam.

ਤਾ ਫਲ ਫੰਕ ਲਖੈ ਜਉ ਕੋਈ ॥
If someone understands the worth of even a small slice of this fruit of Naam,

ਦੂਣਿ ਨ ਪਰਈ ਫੰਕ ਬਿਚਾਰੈ ॥
then he doesn’t fall into the deep valleys (of births and deaths).

ਤਾ ਫਲ ਫੰਕ ਸਭੈ ਤਨ ਫਾਰੈ ॥੨੮॥
Bwcause a slice of that fruit (Naam) completely destroys all the ego in one’s mind. ||28||

ਬਬਾ ਬਿੰਦਹਿ ਬਿੰਦ ਮਿਲਾਵਾ ॥
Babba: When one drop of water blends with another drop,

ਬਿੰਦਹਿ ਬਿੰਦਿ ਨ ਬਿਛੁਰਨ ਪਾਵਾ ॥
then these drops cannot be separated again.(similarly a human soul merged with supreme Soul doesn’t get separated from it).

ਬੰਦਉ ਹੋਇ ਬੰਦਗੀ ਗਹੈ ॥
The person who, becoming God’s servant, lovingly worships Him.