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Asa di Vaar: :Pauri 11

pauVI ] (469-6)

pa-orhee.

Pauree:11

Duir krmu ijnw kau quDu pwieAw qw iqnI Ksmu iDAwieAw ] (469-7, Awsw, mÚ 1)

Dhur karam jinaa ka-o tuDh paa-i-aa taa tinee khasam Dhi-aa-i-aa.

Only those whose karma You have pre-ordained from the very beginning, O Lord, meditate on You.

eynw jMqw kY vis ikCu nwhI quDu vykI jgqu aupwieAw ] (469-7, Awsw, mÚ 1)

aynaa jantaa kai vas kichh naahee tuDh vaykee jagat upaa-i-aa.

Nothing is in the power of these beings; You created the various worlds.

ieknw no qUM myil lYih ieik Awphu quDu KuAwieAw ] (469-8, Awsw, mÚ 1)

iknaa no tooN mayl laihi ik aaphu tuDh khu-aa-i-aa.

Some, You unite with Yourself, and some, You lead astray.

gur ikrpw qy jwixAw ijQY quDu Awpu buJwieAw ] (469-8, Awsw, mÚ 1)

gur kirpaa tay jaani-aa jithai tuDh aap bujhaa-i-aa.

By Guru's Grace You are known; through Him, You reveal Yourself.

shjy hI sic smwieAw ]11] (469-9, Awsw, mÚ 1)

sehjay hee sach samaa-i-aa. ||11||

We are easily absorbed in You. ||11||

sloku mÚ 1 ] (469-9)

salok mehlaa 1.

Shalok, First Mehl:

duKu dwrU suKu rogu BieAw jw suKu qwim n hoeI ] (469-9, Awsw, mÚ 1)

dukh daaroo sukh rog bha-i-aa jaa sukh taam na ho-ee.

Suffering is the medicine, and pleasure the disease, because where there is pleasure, there is no desire for God.

qUM krqw krxw mY nwhI jw hau krI n hoeI ]1] (469-10, Awsw, mÚ 1)

tooN kartaa karnaa mai naahee jaa ha-o karee na ho-ee. ||1||

You are the Creator Lord; I can do nothing. Even if I try, nothing happens. ||1||

bilhwrI kudriq visAw ] (469-10, Awsw, mÚ 1)

balihaaree kudrat vasi-aa.

I am a sacrifice to Your almighty creative power which is pervading everywhere.

qyrw AMqu n jweI liKAw ]1] rhwau ] (469-11, Awsw, mÚ 1)

tayraa ant na jaa-ee lakhi-aa. ||1|| rahaa-o.

Your limits cannot be known. ||1||Pause||

jwiq mih joiq joiq mih jwqw Akl klw BrpUir rihAw ] (469-11, Awsw, mÚ 1)

jaat meh jot jot meh jaataa akal kalaa bharpoor rahi-aa.

Your Light is in Your creatures, and Your creatures are in Your Light; Your almighty power is pervading everywhere.

qUM scw swihbu isPiq suAwil@au ijin kIqI so pwir pieAw ] (469-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)

tooN sachaa saahib sifat su-aaliha-o jin keetee so paar pa-i-aa.

You are the True Lord and Master; Your Praise is so beautiful. One who sings it, is carried across.

khu nwnk krqy kIAw bwqw jo ikCu krxw su kir rihAw ]2] (469-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)

kaho naanak kartay kee-aa baataa jo kichh karnaa so kar rahi-aa. ||2||

Nanak speaks the stories of the Creator Lord; whatever He is to do, He does. ||2||

mÚ 2 ] (469-13)

mehlaa 2.

Second Mehl:

jog sbdM igAwn sbdM byd sbdM bRwhmxh ] (469-13, Awsw, mÚ 2)

jog sabdaN gi-aan sabdaN bayd sabdaN baraahmaneh.

The Way of Yoga is the Way of spiritual wisdom; the Vedas are the Way of the Brahmins.

KqRI sbdM sUr sbdM sUdR sbdM prw ik®qh ] (469-14, Awsw, mÚ 2)

khatree sabdaN soor sabdaN soodar sabdaN paraa kirteh.

The Way of the Khshatriya is the Way of bravery; the Way of the Shudras is service to others.

srb sbdM eyk sbdM jy ko jwxY Byau ] nwnku qw kw dwsu hY soeI inrMjn dyau ]3] (469-14, Awsw, mÚ 2)

sarab sabdaN ayk sabdaN jay ko jaanai bhay-o. naanak taa kaa daas hai so-ee niranjan day-o. ||3||

The Way of all is the Way of the One; Nanak is a slave to one who knows this secret; he himself is the Immaculate Divine Lord. ||3||

mÚ 2 ] (469-15)

mehlaa 2.

Second Mehl:

eyk ik®snµ srb dyvw dyv dyvw q Awqmw ] (469-15, Awsw, mÚ 2)

ayk krisanN sarab dayvaa dayv dayvaa ta aatmaa.

The One Lord Krishna is the Divine Lord of all; He is the Divinity of the individual soul.

Awqmw bwsudyvis´ jy ko jwxY Byau ] nwnku qw kw dwsu hY soeI inrMjn dyau ]4] (469-15, Awsw, mÚ 2)

aatmaa baasdayvsi-y jay ko jaanai bhay-o. naanak taa kaa daas hai so-ee niranjan day-o. ||4||

Nanak is a slave to anyone who understands this mystery of the all-pervading Lord; he himself is the Immaculate Divine Lord. ||4||

mÚ 1 ] (469-16)

mehlaa 1.

First Mehl:

kuMBy bDw jlu rhY jl ibnu kuMBu n hoie ] (469-16, Awsw, mÚ 1)

kumbhay baDhaa jal rahai jal bin kumbh na ho-ay.

Water remains confined within the pitcher, but without water, the pitcher could not have been formed;

igAwn kw bDw mnu rhY gur ibnu igAwnu n hoie ]5] (469-17, Awsw, mÚ 1)

gi-aan kaa baDhaa man rahai gur bin gi-aan na ho-ay. ||5||

just so, the mind is restrained by spiritual wisdom, but without the Guru, there is no spiritual wisdom. ||5||

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