Written by Guru Arjan Dev Ji, this Shabad creates coziness in the home. Meditate on this Shabad or recite it 11 times a day to experience its effects.
Raag Majh – Guru Arjan Dev Ji – Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji – Ang 105
Jithai naam japee-ai prabh pi-aray
Say asthal so-in chaubaaray
Jithai naam na japee-ai mayray go-idaa
Say-ee nagar upaaree jee-o
Har rukhee rotee khaa-i samaalay
Har antar baahar nadar nihaalay
Khaa-i khaa-i karay badafailee
Jaan visoo kee vaaree jee-o
Santaa saytee rang na laa-ay
Saakat sang vikaram kamaa-ay
Dulabh dayh kho-ee agi-aanee
Jar apunee aap upaaree jee-o
Tayree saran mayray deen da-i-aalaa
Sukh saagar mayray gur gopaalaa
Kar kirpaa Naanak gun gaavai
Raakh-ho saram asaaree jee-o
Raag Maajh, Fifth Mehl:
Where the Name of God the Beloved is chanted,
Even those abandoned places are like castles of gold.
And where the name of my World-Lord is not repeated,
Those towns are like the wilderness.
One who, while eating dry bread, remembers the Lord,
Is blessed with the Lord’s Glance of Grace,
Within and beyond himself.
But one who eats and eats, and does evil,
Know that he is like an orchard of poison.
One who does not bear love for the Saints,
And who practices corruption in the company of the wicked,
That ignorant person loses this priceless human body.
And he himself uproots his own roots.
I have sought Your Sanctuary, O Lord,
Merciful to the meek.
You are the Ocean of Peace,
O my Guru, O World-Lord.
Bestow Your Mercy, that Nanak may sing Your Glorious Praises.
Preserve His Honor, O Lord!
Listen to this Shabad
This post was drawn from the Psyche of the Golden Shield, compiled by Bibiji Inderjit Kaur with English translations by Sardarni Nirbhao Kaur Khalsa and transliterations by S.S. Sant Singh Khalsa, M.D. This resource is available to purchase through Sat Nam (Europe) or Amazon.