Commentary on this Shabad by Rana Inderjit Singh Shabad Audio: Naam Millai Chalai Mai Naal ... Raag Gauri Dakhnee
Shabad Interpretation in English:
I forever surrender to those who listen and hear, and who understand and believe in the Naam. For those, who are not blessed by Almighty with Naam, there is no other place of rest. O Lord, you make us understand, and you yourself show us the way, and unite us in your union. O Lord Almighty, I pray for your Naam; Your Naam would go with me till the end. Without the Naam, all are under the grip of fear of death. Our farming and trading should be with the support of Almighty’s Naam. Our sins and virtues all act as seeds for our future. Carnal desires and anger are the cause for wounds of the soul. The evil-minded ones forget the Naam, and then depart. True are the Teachings of the True Guru. The body and mind are cooled and soothed, by the touchstone of truth. This is the true mark of wisdom: that one remains detached, like the water-lily, or the lotus upon the water. Attuned to the Word of the Shabad, one becomes sweet, like the juice of the sugar cane. By the Hukam of the Lord’s Command, we live in the castle of the body with ten gates. The five passions dwell there, together with the Divine Light of the Infinite. The Lord Himself is the merchandise, and He Himself is the trader. O Nanak, through the Naam, the Name of the Lord, we are adorned and rejuvenated.