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SHALOK: There are fifteen lunar days, and seven days of the week. Says Kabeer, it is neither here nor there. When the Siddhas and seekers come to know the Lord’s mystery, they themselves become the Creator; they themselves become the Divine Lord. || 1 || T’HITEE: On the day of the new moon, give up your hopes. Remember the Lord, the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts. You shall attain the Gate of Liberation while yet alive. You shall come to know the Shabad, the Word of the Fearless Lord, and the essence of your own inner being. || 1 || One who enshrines love for the Lotus Feet of the Lord of the Universe — by the Grace of the Saints, her mind becomes pure; night and day, she remains awake and aware, singing the Kirtan of the Lord’s Praises. || 1 || Pause || On the first day of the lunar cycle, contemplate the Beloved Lord. He is playing within the heart; He has no body — He is Infinite. The pain of death never consumes that person who remains absorbed in the Primal Lord God. || 2 || On the second day of the lunar cycle, know that there are two beings within the fiber of the body. Maya and God are blended with everything. God does not increase or decrease. He is unknowable and immaculate; He does not change. || 3 || On the third day of the lunar cycle, one who maintains his equilibrium amidst the three modes finds the source of ecstasy and the highest status. In the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, faith wells up. Outwardly, and deep within, God’s Light is always radiant. || 4 || On the fourth day of the lunar cycle, restrain your fickle mind, and do not ever associate with sexual desire or anger. On land and sea, He Himself is in Himself. He Himself meditates and chants His Chant. || 5 || On the fifth day of the lunar cycle, the five elements expand outward. Men are occupied in the pursuit of gold and women. How rare are those who drink in the pure essence of the Lord’s Love. They shall never again suffer the pains of old age and death. || 6 || On the sixth day of the lunar cycle, the six chakras run in six directions. Without enlightenment, the body does not remain steady. So erase your duality and hold tight to forgiveness, and you will not have to endure the torture of karma or religious rituals. || 7 || On the seventh day of the lunar cycle, know the Word as True, and you shall be accepted by the Lord, the Supreme Soul. Your doubts shall be eradicated, and your pains eliminated, and in the ocean of the celestial void, you shall find peace. || 8 || On the eighth day of the lunar cycle, the body is made of the eight ingredients. Within it is the Unknowable Lord, the King of the supreme treasure. The Guru, who knows this spiritual wisdom, reveals the secret of this mystery. Turning away from the world, He abides in the Unbreakable and Impenetrable Lord. || 9 || On the ninth day of the lunar cycle, discipline the nine gates of the body. Keep your pulsating desires restrained.

Forget all your greed and emotional attachment; you shall live throughout the ages, eating the fruit of immortality. || 10 || On the tenth day of the lunar cycle, there is ecstasy in all directions. Doubt is dispelled, and the Lord of the Universe is met. He is the Embodiment of light, the incomparable essence. He is stainless, without stain, beyond both sunshine and shade. || 11 || On the eleventh day of the lunar cycle, if you run in the direction of the One, you will not have to suffer the pains of reincarnation again. Your body will become cool, immaculate and pure. The Lord was said to be far away, but He is found near at hand. || 12 || On the twelfth day of the lunar cycle, twelve suns rise. Day and night, the celestial bugles vibrate the unstruck melody. Then, one beholds the Father of the three worlds. This is wonderful! The human being has become God! || 13 || On the thirteenth day of the lunar cycle, the thirteen holy books proclaim that you must recognize the Lord in the nether regions of the underworld as well as the heavens. There is no high or low, no honor or dishonor. The Lord is pervading and permeating all. || 14 || On the fourteenth day of the lunar cycle, in the fourteen worlds and on each and every hair, the Lord abides. Center yourself and meditate on truth and contentment. Speak the speech of God’s spiritual wisdom. || 15 || On the day of the full moon, the full moon fills the heavens. Its power is diffused through its gentle light. In the beginning, in the end, and in the middle, God remains firm and steady. Kabeer is immersed in the ocean of peace. || 16 ||


Sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord each and every day. Meeting with the Guru, you shall come to know the mystery of the Lord. || 1 || Pause || On Sunday, begin the devotional worship of the Lord, and restrain the desires within the temple of the body. When your attention is focused day and night upon that imperishable place, then the celestial flutes play the unstruck melody in tranquil peace and poise. || 1 || On Monday, the Ambrosial Nectar trickles down from the moon. Tasting it, all poisons are removed in an instant. Restrained by Gurbani, the mind remains indoors; drinking in this Nectar, it is intoxicated. || 2 || On Tuesday, understand reality; you must know the way the five thieves work. Those who leave their own home to go out wandering shall feel the terrible wrath of the Lord, their King. || 3 || On Wednesday, one’s understanding is enlightened. The Lord comes to dwell in the lotus of the heart. Meeting the Guru, one comes to look alike upon pleasure and pain, and the inverted lotus is turned upright. || 4 || On Thursday, wash off your corruption. Forsake the trinity, and attach yourself to the One God. At the confluence of the three rivers of knowledge, right action and devotion, there, why not wash away your sinful mistakes? || 5 || On Friday, keep up and complete your fast; day and night, you must fight against your own self. If you restrain your five senses, then you shall not cast your glance on another. || 6 || On Saturday, keep the candle of God’s Light steady within your heart; you will be enlightened, inwardly and outwardly. All your karma will be erased. || 7 || Know that as long as you place your hopes in others, you shall not find the Mansion of the Lord’s Presence. When you embrace love for the Lord, says Kabeer, then, you shall become pure in your very fiber. || 8 ||