The 52 Baanis of Nitnem

Shabad Hazare:

ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥
bilaaval mehalaa 1 ||
Bilaawal, First Mehl:
ਮਨੁ ਮੰਦਰੁ ਤਨੁ ਵੇਸ ਕਲੰਦਰੁ ਘਟ ਹੀ ਤੀਰਥਿ ਨਾਵਾ ॥
man mandhar than vaes kalandhar ghatt hee theerathh naavaa ||
My mind is the temple, and my body is the simple cloth of the humble seeker; deep within my heart, I bathe at the sacred shrine.
ਏਕੁ ਸਬਦੁ ਮੇਰੈ ਪ੍ਰਾਨਿ ਬਸਤੁ ਹੈ ਬਾਹੁੜਿ ਜਨਮਿ ਨ ਆਵਾ ॥੧॥
eaek sabadh maerai praan basath hai baahurr janam n aavaa ||1||
The One Word of the Shabad abides within my mind; I shall not come to be born again. ||1||
ਮਨੁ ਬੇਧਿਆ ਦਇਆਲ ਸੇਤੀ ਮੇਰੀ ਮਾਈ ॥
man baedhhiaa dhaeiaal saethee maeree maaee ||
My mind is pierced through by the Merciful Lord, O my mother!
ਕਉਣੁ ਜਾਣੈ ਪੀਰ ਪਰਾਈ ॥
koun jaanai peer paraaee ||
Who can know the pain of another?
ਹਮ ਨਾਹੀ ਚਿੰਤ ਪਰਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ham naahee chinth paraaee ||1|| rehaao ||
I think of none other than the Lord. ||1||Pause||
ਅਗਮ ਅਗੋਚਰ ਅਲਖ ਅਪਾਰਾ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਕਰਹੁ ਹਮਾਰੀ ॥
agam agochar alakh apaaraa chinthaa karahu hamaaree ||
O Lord, inaccessible, unfathomable, invisible and infinite: please, take care of me!
ਜਲਿ ਥਲਿ ਮਹੀਅਲਿ ਭਰਿਪੁਰਿ ਲੀਣਾ ਘਟਿ ਘਟਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਤੁਮ੍ਹ੍ਹਾਰੀ ॥੨॥
jal thhal meheeal bharipur leenaa ghatt ghatt joth thumhaaree ||2||
In the water, on the land and in sky, You are totally pervading. Your Light is in each and every heart. ||2||

Baareh Maaha:

ਕਤਿਕਿ ਕਰਮ ਕਮਾਵਣੇ ਦੋਸੁ ਨ ਕਾਹੂ ਜੋਗੁ ॥
kathik karam kamaavanae dhos n kaahoo jog ||
In the month of Katak, do good deeds. Do not try to blame anyone else.
ਪਰਮੇਸਰ ਤੇ ਭੁਲਿਆਂ ਵਿਆਪਨਿ ਸਭੇ ਰੋਗ ॥
paramaesar thae bhuliaaan viaapan sabhae rog ||
Forgetting the Transcendent Lord, all sorts of illnesses are contracted.
ਵੇਮੁਖ ਹੋਏ ਰਾਮ ਤੇ ਲਗਨਿ ਜਨਮ ਵਿਜੋਗ ॥
vaemukh hoeae raam thae lagan janam vijog ||
Those who turn their backs on the Lord shall be separated from Him and consigned to reincarnation, over and over again.
ਖਿਨ ਮਹਿ ਕਉੜੇ ਹੋਇ ਗਏ ਜਿਤੜੇ ਮਾਇਆ ਭੋਗ ॥
khin mehi kourrae hoe geae jitharrae maaeiaa bhog ||
In an instant, all of Maya’s sensual pleasures turn bitter.
ਵਿਚੁ ਨ ਕੋਈ ਕਰਿ ਸਕੈ ਕਿਸ ਥੈ ਰੋਵਹਿ ਰੋਜ ॥
vich n koee kar sakai kis thhai rovehi roj ||
No one can then serve as your intermediary. Unto whom can we turn and cry?
ਕੀਤਾ ਕਿਛੂ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਧੁਰਿ ਸੰਜੋਗ ॥
keethaa kishhoo n hovee likhiaa dhhur sanjog ||
By one’s own actions, nothing can be done; destiny was pre-determined from the very beginning.
ਵਡਭਾਗੀ ਮੇਰਾ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਤਾਂ ਉਤਰਹਿ ਸਭਿ ਬਿਓਗ ॥
vaddabhaagee maeraa prabh milai thaan outharehi sabh bioug ||
By great good fortune, I meet my God, and then all pain of separation departs.
ਨਾਨਕ ਕਉ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਰਾਖਿ ਲੇਹਿ ਮੇਰੇ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਬੰਦੀ ਮੋਚ ॥
naanak ko prabh raakh laehi maerae saahib bandhee moch ||
Please protect Nanak, God; O my Lord and Master, please release me from bondage.
ਕਤਿਕ ਹੋਵੈ ਸਾਧਸੰਗੁ ਬਿਨਸਹਿ ਸਭੇ ਸੋਚ ॥੯॥
kathik hovai saadhhasang binasehi sabhae soch ||9||
In Katak, in the Company of the Holy, all anxiety vanishes. ||9||
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