All is within, go within – Man meriya anter tere nidhan hai – Bhai Gopal Singh (1969 recording)

This shabad is by Guru Amar Das in Raag Vadhans on Page 487 in Section ‘Sun Baavare Thoo Kaa-ee Dekh Bhulaana’ of Amrit Keertan Gutka.

ਵਡਹੰਸੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੩ ॥
Vaddehans Mehala 3 ||
Wadahans, Third Mehl:

ਮਨ ਮੇਰਿਆ ਤੂ ਸਦਾ ਸਚੁ ਸਮਾਲਿ ਜੀਉ ॥
Man Maeria Thoo Sadha Sach Samal Jeeo ||
O my mind, contemplate the True Lord forever.

ਆਪਣੈ ਘਰਿ ਤੂ ਸੁਖਿ ਵਸਹਿ ਪੋਹਿ ਨ ਸਕੈ ਜਮਕਾਲੁ ਜੀਉ ॥
Apanai Ghar Thoo Sukh Vasehi Pohi N Sakai Jamakal Jeeo ||
Dwell in peace in the home of your own self, and the Messenger of Death shall not touch you.

ਕਾਲੁ ਜਾਲੁ ਜਮੁ ਜੋਹਿ ਨ ਸਾਕੈ ਸਾਚੈ ਸਬਦਿ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਏ ॥
Kal Jal Jam Johi N Sakai Sachai Sabadh Liv Laeae ||
The noose of the Messenger of Death shall not touch you, when you embrace love for the True Word of the Shabad.

ਸਦਾ ਸਚਿ ਰਤਾ ਮਨੁ ਨਿਰਮਲੁ ਆਵਣੁ ਜਾਣੁ ਰਹਾਏ ॥
Sadha Sach Ratha Man Niramal Avan Jan Rehaeae ||
Ever imbued with the True Lord, the mind becomes immaculate, and its coming and going is ended.

ਦੂਜੈ ਭਾਇ ਭਰਮਿ ਵਿਗੁਤੀ ਮਨਮੁਖਿ ਮੋਹੀ ਜਮਕਾਲਿ ॥
Dhoojai Bhae Bharam Viguthee Manamukh Mohee Jamakal ||
The love of duality and doubt have ruined the self-willed manmukh, who is lured away by the Messenger of Death.

ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਸੁਣਿ ਮਨ ਮੇਰੇ ਤੂ ਸਦਾ ਸਚੁ ਸਮਾਲਿ ॥੧॥
Kehai Naanak Sun Man Maerae Thoo Sadha Sach Samal ||1||
Says Nanak, listen, O my mind: contemplate the True Lord forever. ||1||

ਮਨ ਮੇਰਿਆ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਤੇਰੈ ਨਿਧਾਨੁ ਹੈ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਵਸਤੁ ਨ ਭਾਲਿ ॥
Man Maeria Anthar Thaerai Nidhhan Hai Bahar Vasath N Bhal ||
O my mind, the treasure is within you; do not search for it on the outside.

ਜੋ ਭਾਵੈ ਸੋ ਭੁੰਚਿ ਤੂ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਦਰਿ ਨਿਹਾਲਿ ॥
Jo Bhavai So Bhunch Thoo Guramukh Nadhar Nihal ||
Eat only that which is pleasing to the Lord, and as Gurmukh, receive the blessing of His Glance of Grace.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਦਰਿ ਨਿਹਾਲਿ ਮਨ ਮੇਰੇ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਸਖਾਈ ॥
Guramukh Nadhar Nihal Man Maerae Anthar Har Nam Sakhaee ||
As Gurmukh, receive the blessing of His Glance of Grace, O my mind; the Name of the Lord, your help and support, is within you.

ਮਨਮੁਖ ਅੰਧੁਲੇ ਗਿਆਨ ਵਿਹੂਣੇ ਦੂਜੈ ਭਾਇ ਖੁਆਈ ॥
Manamukh Andhhulae Gian Vihoonae Dhoojai Bhae Khuaee ||
The self-willed manmukhs are blind, and devoid of wisdom; they are ruined by the love of duality.

ਬਿਨੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਕੋ ਛੂਟੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਸਭ ਬਾਧੀ ਜਮਕਾਲਿ ॥
Bin Navai Ko Shhoottai Nahee Sabh Badhhee Jamakal ||
Without the Name, no one is emancipated. All are bound by the Messenger of Death.

ਨਾਨਕ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਤੇਰੈ ਨਿਧਾਨੁ ਹੈ ਤੂ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਵਸਤੁ ਨ ਭਾਲਿ ॥੨॥
Naanak Anthar Thaerai Nidhhan Hai Thoo Bahar Vasath N Bhal ||2||
O Nanak, the treasure is within you; do not search for it on the outside. ||2||

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