Mantra: Narayan Shabd
naam niranjan neer naraa-in. rasnaa simrat paap bilaa-in. ||1|| rahaa-o. naaraa-in sabh maahi nivaas. naaraa-in ghat ghat pargaas. naaraa-in kahtay narak na jaahi. naaraa-in sayv sagal fal paahi. ||1|| naaraa-in man maahi aDhaar. naaraa-in bohith sansaar. naaraa-in kahat jam bhaag palaa-in. naaraa-in dant bhaanay daa-in. ||2|| naaraa-in sad sad bakhsind. naaraa-in keenay sookh anand. naaraa-in pargat keeno partaap. naaraa-in sant ko maa-ee baap. ||3|| naaraa-in saaDhsang naraa-in. baaraN baar naraa-in gaa-in. basat agochar gur mil lahee. naaraa-in ot naanak daas gahee.
The Name of the Immaculate Lord is the Ambrosial Water. Chanting it with the tongue, sins are washed away. ||1||Pause|| The Lord abides in everyone. The Lord illumines each and every heart. Chanting the Lord's Name, one does not fall into hell. Serving the Lord, all fruitful rewards are obtained. ||1|| Within my mind is the Support of the Lord. The Lord is the boat to cross over the world-ocean. Chant the Lord's Name, and the Messenger of Death will run away. The Lord breaks the teeth of Maya, the witch. ||2|| The Lord is forever and ever the Forgiver. The Lord blesses us with peace and bliss. The Lord has revealed His glory. The Lord is the mother and father of His Saint. ||3|| The Lord, the Lord, is in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. Time and time again, I sing the Lord's Praises. Meeting with the Guru, I have attained the incomprehensible object Slave Nanak has grasped
The Narayan Shabad was composed by the fifth Sikh Master, Guru Arjan. Narayan is one of the many different names for the Divine. It relates to the quality of water. As a plant needs water for its flowers to blossom, in the same way chanting Narayan nurtures the Divine Identity within you so that your soul can bloom into its full beauty and grace. Narayan is the quality that restores. It allows life to become fresh, lush and green again. Narayan also can defend against death. It is said in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib that when Narayan is chanted, death cannot approach. Chanting this Shabad restores what has been lost. It brings forth abundance and life. It protects against the power of death.
The Power of the Narayan Shabad: "And now, I am telling you Akal Takhat shall not be completed and restored back to its glory if we do not sing the Narayan Shabad and participate to the full glory of it. This is a shabad by Guru Arjan Dev. Guru Arjan Partakh Har personified God. He stood the test of fire and came out totally pure. That purity entitled Guru Hargobind to construct Akal Takhat. Akal Takhat didn't get constructed because somebody had the brick and the paste and the mortar and sat down and built it up. No. And I did hear the story that Brahma came and Vishnu came and Shiva came and Narayan came and they built the Akal Takhat..." - Yogi Bhajan
Siri Guru Granth Sahib
Guru Arjan Dev
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