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Rehraas Sahib

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ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥
aasaa mehalaa 1 ||
Aasaa, First Mehl:
ਸੁਣਿ ਵਡਾ ਆਖੈ ਸਭੁ ਕੋਇ ॥
sun vaddaa aakhai sabh koe ||
Hearing of His Greatness, everyone calls Him Great.
ਕੇਵਡੁ ਵਡਾ ਡੀਠਾ ਹੋਇ ॥
kaevadd vaddaa ddeethaa hoe ||
But just how Great His Greatness is-this is known only to those who have seen Him.
ਕੀਮਤਿ ਪਾਇ ਨ ਕਹਿਆ ਜਾਇ ॥
keemath paae n kehiaa jaae ||
His Value cannot be estimated; He cannot be described.
ਕਹਣੈ ਵਾਲੇ ਤੇਰੇ ਰਹੇ ਸਮਾਇ ॥੧॥
kehanai vaalae thaerae rehae samaae ||1||
Those who describe You, Lord, remain immersed and absorbed in You. ||1||
ਵਡੇ ਮੇਰੇ ਸਾਹਿਬਾ ਗਹਿਰ ਗੰਭੀਰਾ ਗੁਣੀ ਗਹੀਰਾ ॥
vaddae maerae saahibaa gehir ganbheeraa gunee geheeraa ||
O my Great Lord and Master of Unfathomable Depth, You are the Ocean of Excellence.
ਕੋਇ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ਤੇਰਾ ਕੇਤਾ ਕੇਵਡੁ ਚੀਰਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
koe n jaanai thaeraa kaethaa kaevadd cheeraa ||1|| rehaao ||
No one knows the extent or the vastness of Your Expanse. ||1||Pause||
ਸਭਿ ਸੁਰਤੀ ਮਿਲਿ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਕਮਾਈ ॥
sabh surathee mil surath kamaaee ||
All the intuitives met and practiced intuitive meditation.
ਸਭ ਕੀਮਤਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਕੀਮਤਿ ਪਾਈ ॥
sabh keemath mil keemath paaee ||
All the appraisers met and made the appraisal.
ਗਿਆਨੀ ਧਿਆਨੀ ਗੁਰ ਗੁਰਹਾਈ ॥
giaanee dhhiaanee gur gurehaaee ||
The spiritual teachers, the teachers of meditation, and the teachers of teachers
ਕਹਣੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ਤੇਰੀ ਤਿਲੁ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥੨॥
kehan n jaaee thaeree thil vaddiaaee ||2||
-they cannot describe even an iota of Your Greatness. ||2||
ਸਭਿ ਸਤ ਸਭਿ ਤਪ ਸਭਿ ਚੰਗਿਆਈਆ ॥
sabh sath sabh thap sabh changiaaeeaa ||
All Truth, all austere discipline, all goodness,
ਸਿਧਾ ਪੁਰਖਾ ਕੀਆ ਵਡਿਆਈਆ ॥
sidhhaa purakhaa keeaa vaddiaaeeaa ||
all the great miraculous spiritual powers of the Siddhas
ਤੁਧੁ ਵਿਣੁ ਸਿਧੀ ਕਿਨੈ ਨ ਪਾਈਆ ॥
thudhh vin sidhhee kinai n paaeeaa ||
without You, no one has attained such powers.
ਕਰਮਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਠਾਕਿ ਰਹਾਈਆ ॥੩॥
karam milai naahee thaak rehaaeeaa ||3||
They are received only by Your Grace. No one can block them or stop their flow. ||3||
ਆਖਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਕਿਆ ਵੇਚਾਰਾ ॥
aakhan vaalaa kiaa vaechaaraa ||
What can the poor helpless creatures do?
ਸਿਫਤੀ ਭਰੇ ਤੇਰੇ ਭੰਡਾਰਾ ॥
sifathee bharae thaerae bhanddaaraa ||
Your Praises are overflowing with Your Treasures.
ਜਿਸੁ ਤੂ ਦੇਹਿ ਤਿਸੈ ਕਿਆ ਚਾਰਾ ॥
jis thoo dhaehi thisai kiaa chaaraa ||
Those, unto whom You give-how can they think of any other?
ਨਾਨਕ ਸਚੁ ਸਵਾਰਣਹਾਰਾ ॥੪॥੨॥
naanak sach savaaranehaaraa ||4||2||
O Nanak, the True One embellishes and exalts. ||4||2||

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