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Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee 12 Pauree 1-2



koit krm krY hau Dwry ]

kot karam karai ha-o Dhaaray.

If someone does millions of good deeds, while acting in ego,

 sRmu pwvY sgly ibrQwry ]

saram paavai saglay birthaaray.

he shall incur only trouble; all this is in vain.

 Aink qpisAw kry AhMkwr ]

anik tapasi-aa karay ahaNkaar.

If someone performs great penance, while acting in selfishness and conceit,

 nrk surg iPir iPir Avqwr ]

narak surag fir fir avtaar.

he shall be reincarnated into heaven and hell, over and over again.

 Aink jqn kir Awqm nhI dRvY ]

anik jatan kar aatam nahee darvai.

He makes all sorts of efforts, but his soul is still not softened

 hir drgh khu kYsy gvY ]

har dargeh kaho kaisay gavai.

- how can he go to the Court of the Lord?

 Awps kau jo Blw khwvY ]

aapas ka-o jo bhalaa kahaavai.

One who calls himself good

 iqsih BlweI inkit n AwvY ]

tiseh bhalaa-ee nikat na aavai.

- goodness shall not draw near him.

 srb kI ryn jw kw mnu hoie ]

sarab kee rayn jaa kaa man ho-ay.

One whose mind is the dust of all

 khu nwnk qw kI inrml soie ]3]

kaho naanak taa kee nirmal so-ay. ||3||

- says Nanak, his reputation is spotlessly pure. ||3||

 jb lgu jwnY muJ qy kCu hoie ]

jab lag jaanai mujh tay kachh ho-ay.

As long as someone thinks that he is the one who acts,

 qb ies kau suKu nwhI koie ]

tab is ka-o sukh naahee ko-ay.

he shall have no peace.

 jb ieh jwnY mY ikCu krqw ]

jab ih jaanai mai kichh kartaa.

As long as this mortal thinks that he is the one who does things,

 qb lgu grB join mih iPrqw ]

tab lag garabh jon meh firtaa.

he shall wander in reincarnation through the womb.

 jb DwrY koaU bYrI mIqu ]

jab Dhaarai ko-oo bairee meet.

As long as he considers one an enemy, and another a friend,

 qb lgu inhclu nwhI cIqu ]

tab lag nihchal naahee cheet.

his mind shall not come to rest.

 jb lgu moh mgn sMig mwie ]

jab lag moh magan sang maa-ay.

As long as he is intoxicated with attachment to Maya,

 qb lgu Drm rwie dyie sjwie ]

tab lag Dharam raa-ay day-ay sajaa-ay.

the Righteous Judge shall punish him.

 pRB ikrpw qy bMDn qUtY ]

parabh kirpaa tay banDhan tootai.

By God's Grace, his bonds are shattered;

 gur pRswid nwnk hau CUtY ]4]

gur parsaad naanak ha-o chhootai. ||4||

by Guru's Grace, O Nanak, his ego is eliminated. ||4||

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