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Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee  02 Pauree 7-8

hir hir jn kY mwlu KjInw ]

har har jan kai maal khajeenaa.

The Lord's Name, Har, Har, is the treasure of wealth of His servants.

hir Dnu jn kau Awip pRiB dInw ]

har Dhan jan ka-o aap parabh deenaa.

The treasure of the Lord has been bestowed on His servants by God Himself.

hir hir jn kY Et sqwxI ]

har har jan kai ot sataanee.

The Lord, Har, Har is the All-powerful Protection of His servants.

hir pRqwip jn Avr n jwxI ]

har partaap jan avar na jaanee.

His servants know no other than the Lord's Magnificence.

Eiq poiq jn hir ris rwqy ]

ot pot jan har ras raatay.

Through and through, His servants are imbued with the Lord's Love.

suMn smwiD nwm rs mwqy ]

sunn samaaDh naam ras maatay.

In deepest Samaadhi, they are intoxicated with the essence of the Naam.

AwT phr jnu hir hir jpY ]

aath pahar jan har har japai.

Twenty-four hours a day, His servants chant Har, Har.

hir kw Bgqu pRgt nhI CpY ]

har kaa bhagat pargat nahee chhapai.

The devotees of the Lord are known and respected; they do not hide in secrecy.

hir kI Bgiq mukiq bhu kry ]

har kee bhagat mukat baho karay.

Through devotion to the Lord, many have been liberated.

nwnk jn sMig kyqy qry ]7]

naanak jan sang kaytay taray. ||7||

O Nanak, along with His servants, many others are saved. ||7||

pwrjwqu iehu hir ko nwm ]

paarjaat ih har ko naam.

This Elysian Tree of miraculous powers is the Name of the Lord.

kwmDyn hir hir gux gwm ]

kaamDhayn har har gun gaam.

The Khaamadhayn, the cow of miraculous powers, is the singing of the Glory of the Lord's Name, Har, Har.

sB qy aUqm hir kI kQw ]

sabh tay ootam har kee kathaa.

Highest of all is the Lord's Speech.

nwmu sunq drd duK lQw ]

naam sunat darad dukh lathaa.

Hearing the Naam, pain and sorrow are removed.

nwm kI mihmw sMq ird vsY ]

naam kee mahimaa sant rid vasai.

The Glory of the Naam abides in the hearts of His Saints.

sMq pRqwip durqu sBu nsY ]

sant partaap durat sabh nasai.

By the Saint's kind intervention, all guilt is dispelled.

sMq kw sMgu vfBwgI pweIAY ]

sant kaa sang vadbhaagee paa-ee-ai.

The Society of the Saints is obtained by great good fortune.

sMq kI syvw nwmu iDAweIAY ]

sant kee sayvaa naam Dhi-aa-ee-ai.

Serving the Saint, one meditates on the Naam.

nwm quil kCu Avru n hoie ]

naam tul kachh avar na ho-ay.

There is nothing equal to the Naam.

nwnk gurmuiK nwmu pwvY jnu koie ]8]2]

naanak gurmukh naam paavai jan ko-ay. ||8||2||

O Nanak, rare are those, who, as Gurmukh, obtain the Naam. ||8||2||

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