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pauVI ] (464-9)

pa-orhee.

Pauree:3

AwpIn@Y Bog Boig kY hoie BsmiV Bauru isDwieAw ] (464-9, Awsw, mÚ 1)

aapeenHai bhog bhog kai ho-ay bhasmarh bha-ur siDhaa-i-aa.

Enjoying his pleasures, one is reduced to a pile of ashes, and the soul passes away.

vfw hoAw dunIdwru gil sMglu Giq clwieAw ] (464-10, Awsw, mÚ 1)

vadaa ho-aa duneedaar gal sangal ghat chalaa-i-aa.

He may be great, but when he dies, the chain is thrown around his neck, and he is led away.

AgY krxI kIriq vwcIAY bih lyKw kir smJwieAw ] (464-10, Awsw, mÚ 1)

agai karnee keerat vaachee-ai bahi laykhaa kar samjhaa-i-aa.

There, his good and bad deeds are added up; sitting there, his account is read.

Qwau n hovI paudIeI huix suxIAY ikAw rUAwieAw ] (464-11, Awsw, mÚ 1)

thaa-o na hovee pa-udee-ee hun sunee-ai ki-aa roo-aa-i-aa.

He is whipped, but finds no place of rest, and no one hears his cries of pain.

min AMDY jnmu gvwieAw ]3] (464-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)

man anDhai janam gavaa-i-aa. ||3||

The blind man has wasted his life away. ||3||

slok mÚ 1 ] (464-12)

salok mehlaa 1.

Shalok, First Mehl:

BY ivic pvxu vhY sdvwau ] (464-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)

bhai vich pavan vahai sadvaa-o.

In the Fear of God, the wind and breezes ever blow.

BY ivic clih lK drIAwau ] (464-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)

bhai vich chaleh lakh daree-aa-o.

In the Fear of God, thousands of rivers flow.

BY ivic Agin kFY vygwir ] (464-13, Awsw, mÚ 1)

bhai vich agan kadhai vaygaar.

In the Fear of God, fire is forced to labor.

BY ivic DrqI dbI Bwir ] (464-13, Awsw, mÚ 1)

bhai vich Dhartee dabee bhaar.

In the Fear of God, the earth is crushed under its burden.

BY ivic ieMdu iPrY isr Bwir ] (464-13, Awsw, mÚ 1)

bhai vich ind firai sir bhaar.

In the Fear of God, the clouds move across the sky.

BY ivic rwjw Drm duAwru ] (464-14, Awsw, mÚ 1)

bhai vich raajaa Dharam du-aar.

In the Fear of God, the Righteous Judge of Dharma stands at His Door.

BY ivic sUrju BY ivic cMdu ] (464-14, Awsw, mÚ 1)

bhai vich sooraj bhai vich chand.

In the Fear of God, the sun shines, and in the Fear of God, the moon reflects.

koh kroVI clq n AMqu ] (464-14, Awsw, mÚ 1)

koh karorhee chalat na ant.

They travel millions of miles, endlessly.

BY ivic isD buD sur nwQ ] (464-15, Awsw, mÚ 1)

bhai vich siDh buDh sur naath.

In the Fear of God, the Siddhas exist, as do the Buddhas, the demi-gods and Yogis.

BY ivic Awfwxy Awkws ] (464-15, Awsw, mÚ 1)

bhai vich aadaanay aakaas.

In the Fear of God, the Akaashic ethers are stretched across the sky.

BY ivic joD mhwbl sUr ] (464-15, Awsw, mÚ 1)

bhai vich joDh mahaabal soor.

In the Fear of God, the warriors and the most powerful heroes exist.

BY ivic Awvih jwvih pUr ] (464-15, Awsw, mÚ 1)

bhai vich aavahi jaaveh poor.

In the Fear of God, multitudes come and go.

sgilAw Bau iliKAw isir lyKu ] (464-16, Awsw, mÚ 1)

sagli-aa bha-o likhi-aa sir laykh.

God has inscribed the Inscription of His Fear upon the heads of all.

nwnk inrBau inrMkwru scu eyku ]1] (464-16, Awsw, mÚ 1)

naanak nirbha-o nirankaar sach ayk. ||1||

O Nanak, the Fearless Lord, the Formless Lord, the True Lord, is One. ||1||

mÚ 1 ] (464-16)

mehlaa 1.

First Mehl:

nwnk inrBau inrMkwru hoir kyqy rwm rvwl ] (464-17, Awsw, mÚ 1)

naanak nirbha-o nirankaar hor kaytay raam ravaal.

O Nanak, the Lord is fearless and formless; myriads of others, like Rama, are mere dust before Him.

kyqIAw kMn@ khwxIAw kyqy byd bIcwr ] (464-17, Awsw, mÚ 1)

kaytee-aa kanH kahaanee-aa kaytay bayd beechaar.

There are so many stories of Krishna, so many who reflect over the Vedas.

kyqy ncih mMgqy igiV muiV pUrih qwl ] (464-17, Awsw, mÚ 1)

kaytay nacheh mangtay girh murh pooreh taal.

So many beggars dance, spinning around to the beat.

bwjwrI bwjwr mih Awie kFih bwjwr ] (464-18, Awsw, mÚ 1)

baajaaree baajaar meh aa-ay kadheh baajaar.

The magicians perform their magic in the market place, creating a false illusion.

gwvih rwjy rwxIAw bolih Awl pqwl ] (464-18, Awsw, mÚ 1)

gaavahi raajay raanee-aa boleh aal pataal.

They sing as kings and queens, and speak of this and that.

lK tikAw ky muMdVy lK tikAw ky hwr ] (464-19, Awsw, mÚ 1)

lakh taki-aa kay mund-rhay lakh taki-aa kay haar.

They wear earrings, and necklaces worth thousands of dollars.

ijqu qin pweIAih nwnkw sy qn hovih Cwr ] (464-19, Awsw, mÚ 1)

jit tan paa-ee-ah naankaa say tan hoveh chhaar.

Those bodies on which they are worn, O Nanak, those bodies turn to ashes.

pMnw 465

igAwnu n glIeI FUFIAY kQnw krVw swru ] (465-1, Awsw, mÚ 1)

gi-aan na galee-ee dhoodhee-ai kathnaa karrhaa saar.

Wisdom cannot be found through mere words. To explain it is as hard as iron.

krim imlY qw pweIAY hor ihkmiq hukmu KuAwru ]2] (465-1, Awsw, mÚ 1)

karam milai taa paa-ee-ai hor hikmat hukam khu-aar. ||2||

When the Lord bestows His Grace, then alone it is received; other tricks and orders are useless. ||2||

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