Anand Sahib (5 Pauri)

Anand Sahib (5 Pauri)

Bliss, Anand, and Love of the Beloved Satguru is a strange and mysterious phenomenon. It is this Supreme Blissful Anand which flows from the mouth of Sri Guru Amar Das Ji.

The Guru’s Love with His Beloved Satguru that has inspired the Anand Sahib, bursts out like showers of soothing rain in the overpowering heat of the mid-summer sun.

This is indeed an Eternal Blessing in the shape of the Holy Anand Sahib, for the whole of mankind for all times to come. This Bani is completely enveloping, engulfing, overwhelming, and gripping in its nature and effect.

Pure Guru Consciousness totally takes over. It completely encircles and grips all the faculties and senses of a true lover and opens the flood gates of Pure Love (Param) for Him and His Creation. One remains totally immersed in this Ocean of Bliss.

Having tasted the Nectar of Divine Bliss in meeting the Beloved Satguru and having tasted the Naam Ras by Satguru’s Grace, no worldly happiness and pleasure is comparable to a fraction of this Bliss and no worldly sorrows and affliction can unbalance and shake this Bliss because once one is submerged in this Bliss, one completely transcends all pleasant and unpleasant dimensions of the living experience.

Sri Guru Amar Das Ji most wonderfully expresses the Supreme Bliss experienced, enjoyed, and attained in begetting, finding, and meeting the Holy True Guru.

In this hour of Supreme Bliss, all celestial musicians, nymphs, and fairies have rushed forth in joining and singing the Glory of the Lord and Satguru. All celestial singers and Raags have joined in this symphony of ecstasy and captured this state of continuous rapture.

All seeming earthly joys of the world disappear and vanish at the time of death. The fleeting joys and pleasures of the world abruptly end up with the death of the body. But True Anand/Bliss blessed by the Satguru survives even death. It is ‘Sadeevi Sukh’, Perpetual Joy, Infinite and Supreme Heavenly state, True Affection for Eternity; Never changing; Always there.

Merged in this Anand, one rises far above all dualities. This Anand is different from the worldly pleasures or joy. It is also not dependant on worldly objects. This Anand pertains to the Bliss of the Atam (Soul, Primal energy).

It does not diminish in adversity. It is perpetual in all the ups and downs of life. This Anand transcends pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow. Merged in this Anand, one is actually merged in the Lord, and he feels, beholds, and experiences only the Eternal Presence of the Lord every moment of his earthly life.

Anand Sahib (5th Pauri)

ਵਾਜੇ ਪੰਚ ਸਬਦ ਤਿਤੁ ਘਰਿ ਸਭਾਗੈ ॥
Vaajae Panch Sabadh Thith Ghar Sabhaagai ||
वाजे पंच सबद तितु घरि सभागै ॥

ਘਰਿ ਸਭਾਗੈ ਸਬਦ ਵਾਜੇ ਕਲਾ ਜਿਤੁ ਘਰਿ ਧਾਰੀਆ ॥
Ghar Sabhaagai Sabadh Vaajae Kalaa Jith Ghar Dhhaareeaa ||
घरि सभागै सबद वाजे कला जितु घरि धारीआ ॥

ਪੰਚ ਦੂਤ ਤੁਧੁ ਵਸਿ ਕੀਤੇ ਕਾਲੁ ਕੰਟਕੁ ਮਾਰਿਆ ॥
Panch Dhooth Thudhh Vas Keethae Kaal Kanttak Maariaa ||
पंच दूत तुधु वसि कीते कालु कंटकु मारिआ ॥

ਧੁਰਿ ਕਰਮਿ ਪਾਇਆ ਤੁਧੁ ਜਿਨ ਕਉ ਸਿ ਨਾਮਿ ਹਰਿ ਕੈ ਲਾਗੇ ॥
Dhhur Karam Paaeiaa Thudhh Jin Ko S Naam Har Kai Laagae ||
धुरि करमि पाइआ तुधु जिन कउ सि नामि हरि कै लागे ॥

ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਤਹ ਸੁਖੁ ਹੋਆ ਤਿਤੁ ਘਰਿ ਅਨਹਦ ਵਾਜੇ ॥੫॥
Kehai Naanak Theh Sukh Hoaa Thith Ghar Anehadh Vaajae ||5||
कहै नानकु तह सुखु होआ तितु घरि अनहद वाजे ॥५॥