Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee 21 Pauree 5-6
jb ApnI soBw Awpn sMig bnweI ]
jab apnee sobhaa aapan sang banaa-ee.
When His Glory was contained within Himself,
qb kvn mwie bwp imqR suq BweI ]
tab kavan maa-ay baap mitar sut bhaa-ee.
then who was mother, father, friend, child or sibling?
jh srb klw Awpih prbIn ]
jah sarab kalaa aapeh parbeen.
When all power and wisdom was latent within Him,
qh byd kqyb khw koaU cIn ]
tah bayd katayb kahaa ko-oo cheen.
then where were the Vedas and the scriptures, and who was there to read them?
jb Awpn Awpu Awip auir DwrY ]
jab aapan aap aap ur Dhaarai.
When He kept Himself, All-in-all, unto His Own Heart,
qau sgn Apsgn khw bIcwrY ]
ta-o sagan apasgan kahaa beechaarai.
then who considered omens to be good or bad?
jh Awpn aUc Awpn Awip nyrw ]
jah aapan ooch aapan aap nayraa.
When He Himself was lofty, and He Himself was near at hand,
qh kaun Twkuru kaunu khIAY cyrw ]
tah ka-un thaakur ka-un kahee-ai chayraa.
then who was called master, and who was called disciple?
ibsmn ibsm rhy ibsmwd ]
bisman bisam rahay bismaad.
We are wonder-struck at the wondrous wonder of the Lord.
nwnk ApnI giq jwnhu Awip ]5]
naanak apnee gat jaanhu aap. ||5||
O Nanak, He alone knows His own state. ||5||
jh ACl ACyd AByd smwieAw ]
jah achhal achhayd abhayd samaa-i-aa.
When the Undeceiveable, Impenetrable, Inscrutable One was self-absorbed,
aUhw iksih ibAwpq mwieAw ]
oohaa kiseh bi-aapat maa-i-aa.
then who was swayed by Maya?
Awps kau Awpih Awdysu ]
aapas ka-o aapeh aadays.
When He paid homage to Himself,
iqhu gux kw nwhI prvysu ]
tihu gun kaa naahee parvays.
then the three qualities were not prevailing.
jh eykih eyk eyk BgvMqw ]
jah aykeh ayk ayk bhagvantaa.
When there was only the One, the One and Only Lord God,
qh kaunu AicMqu iksu lwgY icMqw ]
tah ka-un achint kis laagai chintaa.
then who was not anxious, and who felt anxiety?
jh Awpn Awpu Awip pqIAwrw ]
jah aapan aap aap patee-aaraa.
When He Himself was satisfied with Himself,
qh kaunu kQY kaunu sunnYhwrw ]
tah ka-un kathai ka-un sunnaihaaraa.
then who spoke and who listened?
bhu byAMq aUc qy aUcw ]
baho bay-ant ooch tay oochaa.
He is vast and infinite, the highest of the high.
nwnk Awps kau Awpih phUcw ]6]
naanak aapas ka-o aapeh pahoochaa. ||6||
O Nanak, He alone can reach Himself. ||6||