[Siri ragu 9.3] The guru is the stepping stone

by Guru Nanak

English version by John Stratton Hawley and Mark Juergensmeyer
Original Language Punjabi

The guru is the stepping stone,
The guru is the boat,
     the guru is the raft of Hari's name.

The guru is the lake, the sea,
The guru is the ship,
     the guru is the place to ford the stream.

Would you like to glisten
     in the lake that's made of truth?
     Go then and bathe in that name.

-- from Songs of the Saints of India, Translated by John Stratton Hawley / Translated by Mark Juergensmeyer

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