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Asa di Vaar: :Pauri 23

pauVI ] (475-2)

pa-orhee.

Pauree:23

nwnk AMq n jwpn@I hir qw ky pwrwvwr ] (475-3, Awsw, mÚ 2)

naanak ant na jaapnHee har taa kay paaraavaar.

O Nanak, the Lord's limits cannot be known; He has no end or limitation.

Awip krwey swKqI iPir Awip krwey mwr ] (475-3, Awsw, mÚ 2)

aap karaa-ay saakh-tee fir aap karaa-ay maar.

He Himself creates, and then He Himself destroys.

iekn@w glI jMjIrIAw ieik qurI cVih ibsIAwr ] (475-3, Awsw, mÚ 2)

iknHaa galee janjeeree-aa ik turee charheh bisee-aar.

Some have chains around their necks, while some ride on many horses.

Awip krwey kry Awip hau kY isau krI pukwr ] (475-4, Awsw, mÚ 2)

aap karaa-ay karay aap ha-o kai si-o karee pukaar.

He Himself acts, and He Himself causes us to act. Unto whom should I complain?

nwnk krxw ijin kIAw iPir iqs hI krxI swr ]23] (475-4, Awsw, mÚ 2)

naanak karnaa jin kee-aa fir tis hee karnee saar. ||23||

O Nanak, the One who created the creation - He Himself takes care of it. ||23||

sloku mÚ 1 ] (475-5)

salok mehlaa 1.

Shalok, First Mehl:

Awpy BWfy swijAnu Awpy pUrxu dyie ] (475-5, Awsw, mÚ 1)

aapay bhaaNday saaji-an aapay pooran day-ay.

He Himself fashioned the vessel of the body, and He Himself fills it.

iekn@I duDu smweIAY ieik cul@Y rhin@ cVy ] (475-6, Awsw, mÚ 1)

iknHee duDh samaa-ee-ai ik chulHai rehniH charhay.

Into some, milk is poured, while others remain on the fire.

ieik inhwlI pY svin@ ieik aupir rhin KVy ] (475-6, Awsw, mÚ 1)

ik nihaalee pai savniH ik upar rahan kharhay.

Some lie down and sleep on soft beds, while others remain watchful.

iqn@w svwry nwnkw ijn@ kau ndir kry ]1] (475-7, Awsw, mÚ 1)

tinHaa savaaray naankaa jinH ka-o nadar karay. ||1||

He adorns those, O Nanak, upon whom He casts His Glance of Grace. ||1||

mhlw 2 ] (475-7)

mehlaa 2.

Second Mehl:

Awpy swjy kry Awip jweI iB rKY Awip ] (475-7, Awsw, mÚ 2)

aapay saajay karay aap jaa-ee bhe rakhai aap.

He Himself creates and fashions the world, and He Himself keeps it in order.

iqsu ivic jMq aupwie kY dyKY Qwip auQwip ] (475-8, Awsw, mÚ 2)

tis vich jant upaa-ay kai daykhai thaap uthaap.

Having created the beings within it, He oversees their birth and death.

iks no khIAY nwnkw sBu ikCu Awpy Awip ]2] (475-8, Awsw, mÚ 2)

kis no kahee-ai naankaa sabh kichh aapay aap. ||2||

Unto whom should we speak, O Nanak, when He Himself is all-in-all? ||2||

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