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Asa di Vaar: :Pauri 4

pauVI ] (465-2)

pa-orhee.

Pauree:4

ndir krih jy AwpxI qw ndrI siqguru pwieAw ] (465-2, Awsw, mÚ 1)

nadar karahi jay aapnee taa nadree satgur paa-i-aa.

If the Merciful Lord shows His Mercy, then the True Guru is found.

eyhu jIau bhuqy jnm BrMimAw qw siqguir sbdu suxwieAw ] (465-2, Awsw, mÚ 1)

ayhu jee-o bahutay janam bharammi-aa taa satgur sabad sunaa-i-aa.

This soul wandered through countless incarnations, until the True Guru instructed it in the Word of the Shabad.

siqgur jyvfu dwqw ko nhI siB suixAhu lok sbwieAw ] (465-3, Awsw, mÚ 1)

satgur jayvad daataa ko nahee sabh suni-ahu lok sabaa-i-aa.

There is no giver as great as the True Guru; hear this, all you people.

siqguir imilAY scu pwieAw ijn@I ivchu Awpu gvwieAw ] (465-4, Awsw, mÚ 1)

satgur mili-ai sach paa-i-aa jinHee vichahu aap gavaa-i-aa.

Meeting the True Guru, the True Lord is found; He removes self-conceit from within,

ijin sco scu buJwieAw ]4] (465-4, Awsw, mÚ 1)

jin sacho sach bujhaa-i-aa. ||4||

and instructs us in the Truth of Truths. ||4||

slok mÚ 1 ] (465-5)

salok mehlaa 1.

Shalok, First Mehl:

GVIAw sBy gopIAw phr kMn@ gopwl ] (465-5, Awsw, mÚ 1)

gharhee-aa sabhay gopee-aa pahar kanH gopaal.

All the hours are the milk-maids, and the quarters of the day are the Krishnas.

ghxy pauxu pwxI bYsMqru cMdu sUrju Avqwr ] (465-5, Awsw, mÚ 1)

gahnay pa-un paanee baisantar chand sooraj avtaar.

The wind, water and fire are the ornaments; the sun and moon are the incarnations.

sglI DrqI mwlu Dnu vrqix srb jMjwl ] (465-6, Awsw, mÚ 1)

saglee Dhartee maal Dhan vartan sarab janjaal.

All of the earth, property, wealth and articles are all entanglements.

nwnk musY igAwn ivhUxI Kwie gieAw jmkwlu ]1] (465-6, Awsw, mÚ 1)

naanak musai gi-aan vihoonee khaa-ay ga-i-aa jamkaal. ||1||

O Nanak, without divine knowledge, one is plundered, and devoured by the Messenger of Death. ||1||

mÚ 1 ] (465-7)

mehlaa 1.

First Mehl:

vwiein cyly ncin gur ] (465-7, Awsw, mÚ 1)

vaa-in chaylay nachan gur.

The disciples play the music, and the gurus dance.

pYr hlwiein Pyrin@ isr ] (465-7, Awsw, mÚ 1)

pair halaa-in fayrniH sir.

They move their feet and roll their heads.

auif auif rwvw JwtY pwie ] (465-7, Awsw, mÚ 1)

ud ud raavaa jhaatai paa-ay.

The dust flies and falls upon their hair.

vyKY loku hsY Gir jwie ] (465-8, Awsw, mÚ 1)

vaykhai lok hasai ghar jaa-ay.

Beholding them, the people laugh, and then go home.

rotIAw kwrix pUrih qwl ] (465-8, Awsw, mÚ 1)

rotee-aa kaaran pooreh taal.

They beat the drums for the sake of bread.

Awpu pCwVih DrqI nwil ] (465-8, Awsw, mÚ 1)

aap pachhaarheh Dhartee naal.

They throw themselves upon the ground.

gwvin gopIAw gwvin kwn@ ] (465-9, Awsw, mÚ 1)

gaavan gopee-aa gaavan kaanH.

They sing of the milk-maids, they sing of the Krishnas.

gwvin sIqw rwjy rwm ] (465-9, Awsw, mÚ 1)

gaavan seetaa raajay raam.

They sing of Sitas, and Ramas and kings.

inrBau inrMkwru scu nwmu ] (465-9, Awsw, mÚ 1)

nirbha-o nirankaar sach naam.

The Lord is fearless and formless; His Name is True.

jw kw kIAw sgl jhwnu ] (465-10, Awsw, mÚ 1)

jaa kaa kee-aa sagal jahaan.

The entire universe is His Creation.

syvk syvih krim cVwau ] (465-10, Awsw, mÚ 1)

sayvak sayveh karam charhaa-o.

Those servants, whose destiny is awakened, serve the Lord.

iBMnI rYix ijn@w min cwau ] (465-10, Awsw, mÚ 1)

bhinnee rain jinHaa man chaa-o.

The night of their lives is cool with dew; their minds are filled with love for the Lord.

isKI isiKAw gur vIcwir ] (465-10, Awsw, mÚ 1)

sikhee sikhi-aa gur veechaar.

Contemplating the Guru, I have been taught these teachings;

ndrI krim lGwey pwir ] (465-11, Awsw, mÚ 1)

nadree karam laghaa-ay paar.

granting His Grace, He carries His servants across.

kolU crKw ckI cku ] (465-11, Awsw, mÚ 1)

koloo charkhaa chakee chak.

The oil-press, the spinning wheel, the grinding stones, the potter's wheel,

Ql vwroly bhuqu Anµqu ] (465-11, Awsw, mÚ 1)

thal vaarolay bahut anant.

the numerous, countless whirlwinds in the desert,

lwtU mwDwxIAw Angwh ] (465-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)

laatoo maaDhaanee-aa angaah.

the spinning tops, the churning sticks, the threshers,

pMKI BaudIAw lYin n swh ] (465-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)

pankhee bha-udee-aa lain na saah.

the breathless tumblings of the birds,

sUAY cwiV BvweIAih jMq ] (465-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)

soo-ai chaarh bhavaa-ee-ah jant.

and the men moving round and round on spindles

nwnk BauidAw gxq n AMq ] (465-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)

naanak bha-udi-aa ganat na ant.

- O Nanak, the tumblers are countless and endless.

bMDn bMiD Bvwey soie ] (465-13, Awsw, mÚ 1)

banDhan banDh bhavaa-ay so-ay.

The Lord binds us in bondage - so do we spin around.

pieAY ikriq ncY sBu koie ] (465-13, Awsw, mÚ 1)

pa-i-ai kirat nachai sabh ko-ay.

According to their actions, so do all people dance.

nic nic hsih clih sy roie ] (465-13, Awsw, mÚ 1)

nach nach haseh chaleh say ro-ay.

Those who dance and dance and laugh, shall weep on their ultimate departure.

auif n jwhI isD n hoih ] (465-14, Awsw, mÚ 1)

ud na jaahee siDh na hohi.

They do not fly to the heavens, nor do they become Siddhas.

ncxu kudxu mn kw cwau ] (465-14, Awsw, mÚ 1)

nachan kudan man kaa chaa-o.

They dance and jump around on the urgings of their minds.

nwnk ijn@ min Bau iqn@w min Bwau ]2] (465-14, Awsw, mÚ 1)

naanak jinH man bha-o tinHaa man bhaa-o. ||2||

O Nanak, those whose minds are filled with the Fear of God, have the love of God in their minds as well. ||2||

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