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Asa di Vaar: :Pauri 17

pauVI ] (472-10)

pa-orhee.

Pauree:17

qury plwxy paux vyg hr rMgI hrm svwirAw ] (472-10, Awsw, mÚ 1)

turay palaanay pa-un vayg har rangee haram savaari-aa.

With saddled horses, as fast as the wind, and harems decorated in every way;

koTy mMfp mwVIAw lwie bYTy kir pwswirAw ] (472-11, Awsw, mÚ 1)

kothay mandap maarhee-aa laa-ay baithay kar paasaari-aa.

in houses and pavilions and lofty mansions, they dwell, making ostentatious shows.

cIj krin min Bwvdy hir buJin nwhI hwirAw ] (472-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)

cheej karan man bhaavday har bujhan naahee haari-aa.

They act out their minds' desires, but they do not understand the Lord, and so they are ruined.

kir Purmwieis KwieAw vyiK mhliq mrxu ivswirAw ] (472-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)

kar furmaa-is khaa-i-aa vaykh mahlat maran visaari-aa.

Asserting their authority, they eat, and beholding their mansions, they forget about death.

jru AweI jobin hwirAw ]17] (472-13, Awsw, mÚ 1)

jar aa-ee joban haari-aa. ||17||

But old age comes, and youth is lost. ||17||

sloku mÚ 1 ] (472-13)

salok mehlaa 1.

Shalok, First Mehl:

jy kir sUqku mMnIAY sB qY sUqku hoie ] (472-13, Awsw, mÚ 1)

jay kar sootak mannee-ai sabh tai sootak ho-ay.

If one accepts the concept of impurity, then there is impurity everywhere.

gohy AqY lkVI AMdir kIVw hoie ] (472-14, Awsw, mÚ 1)

gohay atai lakrhee andar keerhaa ho-ay.

In cow-dung and wood there are worms.

jyqy dwxy AMn ky jIAw bwJu n koie ] (472-14, Awsw, mÚ 1)

jaytay daanay ann kay jee-aa baajh na ko-ay.

As many as are the grains of corn, none is without life.

pihlw pwxI jIau hY ijqu hirAw sBu koie ] (472-14, Awsw, mÚ 1)

pahilaa paanee jee-o hai jit hari-aa sabh ko-ay.

First, there is life in the water, by which everything else is made green.

sUqku ikau kir rKIAY sUqku pvY rsoie ] (472-15, Awsw, mÚ 1)

sootak ki-o kar rakhee-ai sootak pavai raso-ay.

How can it be protected from impurity? It touches our own kitchen.

nwnk sUqku eyv n auqrY igAwnu auqwry Doie ]1] (472-15, Awsw, mÚ 1)

naanak sootak ayv na utrai gi-aan utaaray Dho-ay. ||1||

O Nanak, impurity cannot be removed in this way; it is washed away only by spiritual wisdom. ||1||

mÚ 1 ] (472-16)

mehlaa 1.

First Mehl:

mn kw sUqku loBu hY ijhvw sUqku kUVu ] (472-16, Awsw, mÚ 1)

man kaa sootak lobh hai jihvaa sootak koorh.

The impurity of the mind is greed, and the impurity of the tongue is falsehood.

AKI sUqku vyKxw pr iqRA pr Dn rUpu ] (472-16, Awsw, mÚ 1)

akhee sootak vaykh-naa par tari-a par Dhan roop.

The impurity of the eyes is to gaze upon the beauty of another man's wife, and his wealth.

kMnI sUqku kMin pY lwieqbwrI Kwih ] (472-17, Awsw, mÚ 1)

kannee sootak kann pai laa-itbaaree khaahi.

The impurity of the ears is to listen to the slander of others.

nwnk hMsw AwdmI bDy jm puir jwih ]2] (472-17, Awsw, mÚ 1)

naanak hansaa aadmee baDhay jam pur jaahi. ||2||

O Nanak, the mortal's soul goes, bound and gagged to the city of Death. ||2||

mÚ 1 ] (472-18)

mehlaa 1.

First Mehl:

sBo sUqku Brmu hY dUjY lgY jwie ] (472-18, Awsw, mÚ 1)

sabho sootak bharam hai doojai lagai jaa-ay.

All impurity comes from doubt and attachment to duality.

jMmxu mrxw hukmu hY BwxY AwvY jwie ] (472-18, Awsw, mÚ 1)

jaman marnaa hukam hai bhaanai aavai jaa-ay.

Birth and death are subject to the Command of the Lord's Will; through His Will we come and go.

Kwxw pIxw pivqRü hY idqonu irjku sMbwih ] (472-19, Awsw, mÚ 1)

khaanaa peenaa pavitar hai diton rijak sambaahi.

Eating and drinking are pure, since the Lord gives nourishment to all.

nwnk ijn@I gurmuiK buiJAwiqn@w sUqku nwih ]3] (472-19, Awsw, mÚ 1)

naanak jinHee gurmukh bujhi-aa tinHaa sootak naahi. ||3||

O Nanak, the Gurmukhs, who understand the Lord, are not stained by impurity. ||3||

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