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Rehraas Sahib

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ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥
aasaa mehalaa 1 ||
Aasaa, First Mehl:
ਆਖਾ ਜੀਵਾ ਵਿਸਰੈ ਮਰਿ ਜਾਉ ॥
aakhaa jeevaa visarai mar jaao ||
Chanting it, I live; forgetting it, I die.
ਆਖਣਿ ਅਉਖਾ ਸਾਚਾ ਨਾਉ ॥
aakhan aoukhaa saachaa naao ||
It is so difficult to chant the True Name.
ਸਾਚੇ ਨਾਮ ਕੀ ਲਾਗੈ ਭੂਖ ॥
saachae naam kee laagai bhookh ||
If someone feels hunger for the True Name,
ਉਤੁ ਭੂਖੈ ਖਾਇ ਚਲੀਅਹਿ ਦੂਖ ॥੧॥
outh bhookhai khaae chaleeahi dhookh ||1||
that hunger shall consume his pain. ||1||
ਸੋ ਕਿਉ ਵਿਸਰੈ ਮੇਰੀ ਮਾਇ ॥
so kio visarai maeree maae ||
How can I forget Him, O my mother?
ਸਾਚਾ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸਾਚੈ ਨਾਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
saachaa saahib saachai naae ||1|| rehaao ||
True is the Master, True is His Name. ||1||Pause||
ਸਾਚੇ ਨਾਮ ਕੀ ਤਿਲੁ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥
saachae naam kee thil vaddiaaee ||
Trying to describe even an iota of the Greatness of the True Name,
ਆਖਿ ਥਕੇ ਕੀਮਤਿ ਨਹੀ ਪਾਈ ॥
aakh thhakae keemath nehee paaee ||
people have grown weary, but they have not been able to evaluate it.
ਜੇ ਸਭਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਕੈ ਆਖਣ ਪਾਹਿ ॥
jae sabh mil kai aakhan paahi ||
Even if everyone were to gather together and speak of Him,
ਵਡਾ ਨ ਹੋਵੈ ਘਾਟਿ ਨ ਜਾਇ ॥੨॥
vaddaa n hovai ghaatt n jaae ||2||
He would not become any greater or any lesser. ||2||
ਨਾ ਓਹੁ ਮਰੈ ਨ ਹੋਵੈ ਸੋਗੁ ॥
naa ouhu marai n hovai sog ||
That Lord does not die; there is no reason to mourn.
ਦੇਦਾ ਰਹੈ ਨ ਚੂਕੈ ਭੋਗੁ ॥
dhaedhaa rehai n chookai bhog ||
He continues to give, and His Provisions never run short.
ਗੁਣੁ ਏਹੋ ਹੋਰੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਕੋਇ ॥
gun eaeho hor naahee koe ||
This Virtue is His alone; there is no other like Him.
ਨਾ ਕੋ ਹੋਆ ਨਾ ਕੋ ਹੋਇ ॥੩॥
naa ko hoaa naa ko hoe ||3||
There never has been, and there never will be. ||3||
ਜੇਵਡੁ ਆਪਿ ਤੇਵਡ ਤੇਰੀ ਦਾਤਿ ॥
jaevadd aap thaevadd thaeree dhaath ||
As Great as You Yourself are, O Lord, so Great are Your Gifts.
ਜਿਨਿ ਦਿਨੁ ਕਰਿ ਕੈ ਕੀਤੀ ਰਾਤਿ ॥
jin dhin kar kai keethee raath ||
The One who created the day also created the night.
ਖਸਮੁ ਵਿਸਾਰਹਿ ਤੇ ਕਮਜਾਤਿ ॥
khasam visaarehi thae kamajaath ||
Those who forget their Lord and Master are vile and despicable.
ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਵੈ ਬਾਝੁ ਸਨਾਤਿ ॥੪॥੩॥
naanak naavai baajh sanaath ||4||3||
O Nanak, without the Name, they are wretched outcasts. ||4||3||

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