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Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee 04 Pauree 7-8



sMig shweI su AwvY n cIiq ]

sang sahaa-ee so aavai na cheet.

The Lord, our Help and Support, is always with us, but the mortal does not remember Him.

jo bYrweI qw isau pRIiq ]

jo bairaa-ee taa si-o pareet.

He shows love to his enemies.

blUAw ky igRh BIqir bsY ]

baloo-aa kay garih bheetar basai.

He lives in a castle of sand.

And kyl mwieAw rMig rsY ]

anad kayl maa-i-aa rang rasai.

He enjoys the games of pleasure and the tastes of Maya.

idRVu kir mwnY mnih pRqIiq ]

darirh kar maanai maneh parteet.

He believes them to be permanent - this is the belief of his mind.

kwlu n AwvY mUVy cIiq ]

kaal na aavai moorhay cheet.

Death does not even come to mind for the fool.

bYr ibroD kwm k®oD moh ]

bair biroDh kaam kroDh moh.

Hate, conflict, sexual desire, anger, emotional attachment,

JUT ibkwr mhw loB DRoh ]

jhooth bikaar mahaa lobh Dharoh.

falsehood, corruption, immense greed and deceit:

ieAwhU jugiq ibhwny keI jnm ]

i-aahoo jugat bihaanay ka-ee janam.

So many lifetimes are wasted in these ways.

nwnk rwiK lyhu Awpn kir krm ]7]

naanak raakh layho aapan kar karam. ||7||

Nanak: uplift them, and redeem them, O Lord - show Your Mercy! ||7||

qU Twkuru qum pih Ardwis ]

too thaakur tum peh ardaas.

You are our Lord and Master; to You, I offer this prayer.

jIau ipMfu sBu qyrI rwis ]

jee-o pind sabh tayree raas.

This body and soul are all Your property.

qum mwq ipqw hm bwirk qyry ]

tum maat pitaa ham baarik tayray.

You are our mother and father; we are Your children.

qumrI ik®pw mih sUK Gnyry ]

tumree kirpaa meh sookh ghanayray.

In Your Grace, there are so many joys!

koie n jwnY qumrw AMqu ]

ko-ay na jaanai tumraa ant.

No one knows Your limits.

aUcy qy aUcw BgvMq ]

oochay tay oochaa bhagvant.

O Highest of the High, Most Generous God,

sgl smgRI qumrY sUiqR DwrI ]

sagal samagree tumrai sutir Dhaaree.

the whole creation is strung on Your thread.

qum qy hoie su AwigAwkwrI ]

tum tay ho-ay so aagi-aakaaree.

That which has come from You is under Your Command.

qumrI giq imiq qum hI jwnI ]

tumree gat mit tum hee jaanee.

You alone know Your state and extent.

nwnk dws sdw kurbwnI ]8]4]

naanak daas sadaa kurbaanee. ||8||4||

Nanak, Your slave, is forever a sacrifice. ||8||4||

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