Re Man Aiso Kar Sanyasa

In this shabad, Guru Gobind Singh gives the same message as Guru Nanak in Japji Sahib. The highest spirituality and the deepest self is not found by searching in the wilderness; it is found by perfecting one’s mind. The one who win’s their own mind, conquers the world.

ਰੇ ਮਨ ਐਸੋ ਕਰਿ ਸੰਨਿਆਸਾ ॥
Re Man Aaiso Kari Saanniaasaa:
O mind ! the asceticism be practised in this way :

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ਬਨ ਸੇ ਸਦਨ ਸਬੈ ਕਰ ਸਮਝਹੁ ਮਨ ਹੀ ਮਾਹਿ ਉਦਾਸਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
Ban Se Sadan Sabai Kar Samajhahu Man Hee Maahi Audaasaa Rahaau ॥
Consider your house as the forest and remain unattached within yourself…..

ਜਤ ਕੀ ਜਟਾ ਜੋਗ ਕੋ ਮਜਨੁ ਨੇਮ ਕੇ ਨਖੁਨ ਬਢਾਓ ॥
Jata Kee Jattaa Joga Ko Majanu Nema Ke Nakhuna Badhaao ॥
Consider continence as the matted hair, Yoga as the ablution and daily observances as your nails,

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ਗਿਆਨ ਗੁਰੂ ਆਤਮ ਉਪਦੇਸਹੁ ਨਾਮ ਬਿਭੂਤ ਲਗਾਓ
Giaan Guroo Aatama Aupadesahu Naam Bibhoota Lagaao
Consider the knowledge as the preceptor giving lessons to you and apply the Name of the Lord as ashes.

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ਅਲਪ ਅਹਾਰ ਸੁਲਪ ਸੀ ਨਿੰਦ੍ਰਾ ਦਯਾ ਛਿਮਾ ਤਨ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ॥
Alapa Ahaara Sulapa See Niaandaraa Dayaa Chhimaa Tan Pareeti ॥
Eat less and sleep less, cherish mercy and forgiveness

ਸੀਲ ਸੰਤੋਖ ਸਦਾ ਨਿਰਬਾਹਿਬੋ ਹ੍ਵੈਬੋ ਤ੍ਰਿਗੁਣ ਅਤੀਤ
Seela Saantokh Sadaa Nribaahibo Havaibo Triguna Ateet
Practise gentleness and contentment and remain free from three modes.

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ਕਾਮ ਕ੍ਰੋਧ ਹੰਕਾਰ ਲੋਭ ਹਠ ਮੋਹ ਨ ਮਨ ਮੋ ਲਯਾਵੈ ॥
Kaam Karodha Haankaara Lobha Hattha Moha Na Man Mo Layaavai ॥
Keep your mind unattached from lust, anger, greed, insistence and infatuation,

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ਤਬ ਹੀ ਆਤਮ ਤਤ ਕੋ ਦਰਸੈ ਪਰਮ ਪੁਰਖ ਕਹ ਪਾਵੈ
Taba Hee Aatama Tata Ko Darsai Parma Purkh Kaha Paavai
Then you will visualize the supreme essence and realise the supreme Purusha.

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