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PAURI 6(Stanza 6)
In this Pauri, Guruji says that pilgrimage to holy places is not the way to please God. Those who remember Him with love become worthy of His Grace.
 
TEERATH NAAVAA JE TIS BHAAVAA VIN BHAANE KE NAE KAREE
Pilgrimage to holy places is useful if He (God) is pleased, If He is not pleased, what good is taking bath at holy places?
teerath: holy place, naavaa: bathe, implies pilgrimage, bhaavaa: please, vin bhaane: without pleasing Him, nae: bathe
 
JETEE SIRATH UPAEE VEKHAA VIN KARMAA KE MILAE LAEE
When I look at the whole world created by Him, (I realize that) nothing can be obtained without His blessing.
jetee sirath: whatever world , upaee: created, vekhaa: see, karmaa: blessings or grace, ke milae laee: what can be obtained?, implies nothing can be obtained
 
MAT VICH RATAN JAVAAHAR MAANIK JE IK GUR KI SIKH SUNEE
The mind becomes rich with divine knowledge if one listens to Guru’s teaching with love and devotion.
mat: mind, ratan, jawaahar, maanik: gems, jewels, rubies, implies riches of Divine knowledge, ik: one, sikh: advice
 
GURAA IK DEH BHUJHAEE
O my Guru (God), bless me with this understanding.
deh: give me or bless me, bhujaaee: understanding
 
SABHNAA JEEAA KA IK DAATAA SO MEA VISAR NA JAAEE II6II
That I may never forget You, who is the only provider to all living beings.
sabhnaa: all, jeeaa: living beings, daataa: provider, visar: forget
 

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NITNEM BANIS

According to the current Rehat Maryada published by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), every Sikh is expected to recite the following banis everyday:

Morning: Japji Saheb, Jaap Saheb, Ten Swayyas. Ardas is performed after reciting these banis.

Evening: Rehras Saheb and Ardas.

Night: Kirtan Sohela

JAPJI SAHEB

o Written by Guru Nanak Dev Ji
o This is the first bani in Guru Granth Saheb, also called Adi Granth.
o This bani is not assigned to any Raga (most of the bani in Guru Granth Saheb is in various Ragas)
o Consists of mool mantra, 38 paurees, and a slok.
o This bani is recited in the morning before starting the daily routine.

JAAP SAHEB

o Written by Guru Gobind Singh ji
o This bani is not in the Adi Granth (Guru Granth Saheb ji). It is in Dasam Granth, which is a separate Granth (holy book) containing writings of Guru Gobind Singh ji only.
o This bani has 199 verses, which are written on the first ten pages of Dasam Granth.
o This bani is recited in the morning, before starting the daily routine, after Japji Saheb.

TEN SWAYYAS

o Written by Guru Gobind Singh ji
o This bani is not in the Adi Granth (Guru Granth Saheb ji). It is in Dasam Granth.
o This bani has 10 verses, four lines each.
o This bani is recited in the morning, before starting the daily routine, after Jaap Saheb.

REHRAS SAHEB

o A collection of nine hymns, four of which are written by Guru Nanak Dev ji, three by Guru Ram Das ji, and two by Guru Arjan Dev ji. These hymns follow Japji Saheb in the Adi Granth.
o Also includes Chopyee Saheb, one swayya, and one dohera by Guru Gobind Singh ji, six paurees of Anand Saheb (first five + the last) written by Guru Amar Das ji, and two hymns by Guru Arjan Dev ji.
o This bani is recited in the evening at sunset.

KIRTAN SOHELA

o A collection of five hymns, first three by Guru Nanak Dev ji, fourth by Guru Ram Das ji, and the last hymn is written by Guru Arjan Dev ji.
o All five hymns are from Adi Granth - Guru Granth Saheb ji.
o This bani is recited immediately before going to bed at night and also at funerals


  
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KAHO NANK SACH DHIAEEAE, SUCH HOVAE TA SACH PAEEAE (SGGS-Asa Di Waar)

[Nanak says, meditate on the Divine Name (because) you can realize God only when your inside is (spiritually) clean (goodness cannot reside in an evil heart). ]


  
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