Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee 21 Pauree 3-4
AibnwsI suK Awpn Awsn ]
abhinaasee sukh aapan aasan.
When the Immortal Lord was seated at ease,
qh jnm mrn khu khw ibnwsn ]
tah janam maran kaho kahaa binaasan.
then where was birth, death and dissolution?
jb pUrn krqw pRBu soie ]
jab pooran kartaa parabh so-ay.
When there was only God, the Perfect Creator,
qb jm kI qRws khhu iksu hoie ]
tab jam kee taraas kahhu kis ho-ay.
then who was afraid of death?
jb Aibgq Agocr pRB eykw ]
jab abigat agochar parabh aykaa.
When there was only the One Lord, unmanifest and incomprehensible,
qb icqR gupq iksu pUCq lyKw ]
tab chitar gupat kis poochhat laykhaa.
then who was called to account by the recording scribes of the conscious and the subconscious?
jb nwQ inrMjn Agocr AgwDy ]
jab naath niranjan agochar agaaDhay.
When there was only the Immaculate, Incomprehensible, Unfathomable Master,
qb kaun Cuty kaun bMDn bwDy ]
tab ka-un chhutay ka-un banDhan baaDhay.
then who was emancipated, and who was held in bondage?
Awpn Awp Awp hI Acrjw ]
aapan aap aap hee acharjaa.
He Himself, in and of Himself, is the most wonderful.
nwnk Awpn rUp Awp hI auprjw ]3]
naanak aapan roop aap hee uparjaa. ||3||
O Nanak, He Himself created His Own Form. ||3||
jh inrml purKu purK piq hoqw ]
jah nirmal purakh purakh pat hotaa.
When there was only the Immaculate Being, the Lord of beings,
qh ibnu mYlu khhu ikAw Doqw ]
tah bin mail kahhu ki-aa Dhotaa.
there was no filth, so what was there to be washed clean?
jh inrMjn inrMkwr inrbwn ]
jah niranjan nirankaar nirbaan.
When there was only the Pure, Formless Lord in Nirvaanaa,
qh kaun kau mwn kaun AiBmwn ]
tah ka-un ka-o maan ka-un abhimaan.
then who was honored, and who was dishonored?
jh srUp kyvl jgdIs ]
jah saroop kayval jagdees.
When there was only the Form of the Lord of the Universe,
qh Cl iCdR lgq khu kIs ]
tah chhal chhidar lagat kaho kees.
then who was tainted by fraud and sin?
jh joiq srUpI joiq sMig smwvY ]
jah jot saroopee jot sang samaavai.
When the Embodiment of Light was immersed in His Own Light,
qh iksih BUK kvnu iqRpqwvY ]
tah kiseh bhookh kavan tariptaavai.
then who was hungry, and who was satisfied?
krn krwvn krnYhwru ]
karan karaavan karnaihaar.
He is the Cause of causes, the Creator Lord.
nwnk krqy kw nwih sumwru ]4]
naanak kartay kaa naahi sumaar. ||4||
O Nanak, the Creator is beyond calculation. ||4||