Mera Man Lochai


Mantra: Mera Man Lochai

  • Complete Mantra:

    Mera Man Lochai gur darshan taa-ee
    Bilap karay chaatrik kee ni-aa-ee
    Trikhaa na utarai shaant na aavai
    Bin Darshan Sant pi-aaray jee-o
    Hao gholee jee-o ghol ghumaa-ee
    Gur darshan sant pi-aaray jee-o

    Tayraa much suhaavaa jee-o sahaj dhun baanee
    Chir ho-aa daykhay saaring paanee
    Dhan so days jahaa too(n) vasi-aa
    Mayray sajan meet muraaray jee-o
    Hao gholee hao ghol ghumaa-ee
    Gur sajan meet muraaray jee-o

    Ik gharee na milatay taa kalijug hotaa
    Hun kad milee-ai pri-a tudh bhagavantaa
    Mo-eh rain na vihaavai need na aavai
    Bin daykhay gur darbaaray jee-o
    Hao gholee jee-o ghol ghumaa-ee
    Tis sachay gur darbaaray jee-o

    Bhaag ho-aa gur sant milaa-i-aa
    Prabh abinaasee ghar meh paa-i-aa
    Sayv karee pal chasaa na vichhuraa
    Jan Naanak daas tumaaray jee-o
    Hao gholee jee-o ghol ghumaa-ee
    Jan Naanak daas tumaaray jee-o

  • Language: Gurmukhi
    Source: Shabd Hazare
    Author: Guru Arjan
  • Translation:

    My mind longs for the vision of the Guru’s Darshan
    It cries out like the thirsty song bird for the nectar of your name.
    My thirst is not quenched, and I can not find peace
    Until I receive the Darshan the beloved saint.

    I give myself, and my soul
    for your Darshan, my beloved Guru!
    Your face is so beautiful, and the sound of your words (shabd) is so filled with inner wisdom.
    It has been too long since this rainbird has had even a glimpse of water.
    Blessed is the land, where you live, my friend and loved one,
    my Divine teacher.

    I give myself, and my soul, to my beloved, my Divine Guru
    An instant away from you, brings darkness
    When will I meet You, my beloved Waheguru?
    I can’t endure this night, sleep eludes me too
    Until I see your home, my beloved Guru!

    I give myself, and my soul to your true home, my beloved Guru!

    By good fortune, I met my Saint Guru
    and I have found that the immortal creator is within the home my own self
    and so I will always serve you and never be separated from you even for an instant.

    Guru Nanak says- I’m your slave, my beloved Lord.
    I give myself and my soul. Servant Nanak lives to serve you.

  • More Information:

    This shabd, found in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, was written as letters between Guru Arjan and his father Guru Ram Das.  It is beautiful poetry.

    Yogi Bhajan gave this shabd, merged with the chant Aad Such, to be used in a meditation to Heal the Wounds of Love.  Look up the mantra "Healing the Wounds of Love" for the details of that.