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Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee 22 Pauree 3-4



pUrn pUir rhy dieAwl ]

pooran poor rahay da-i-aal.

The Perfect, Merciful Lord is pervading everywhere.

 sB aUpir hovq ikrpwl ]

sabh oopar hovat kirpaal.

His kindness extends to all.

 Apny krqb jwnY Awip ]

apnay kartab jaanai aap.

He Himself knows His own ways.

 AMqrjwmI rihE ibAwip ]

antarjaamee rahi-o bi-aap.

The Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, is present everywhere.

 pRiqpwlY jIAn bhu Bwiq ]

paratipaalai jee-an baho bhaat.

He cherishes His living beings in so many ways.

 jo jo ricE su iqsih iDAwiq ]

jo jo rachi-o so tiseh Dhi-aat.

That which He has created meditates on Him.

 ijsu BwvY iqsu ley imlwie ]

jis bhaavai tis la-ay milaa-ay.

Whoever pleases Him, He blends into Himself.

 Bgiq krih hir ky gux gwie ]

bhagat karahi har kay gun gaa-ay.

They perform His devotional service and sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

 mn AMqir ibsÍwsu kir mwinAw ]

man antar bisvaas kar maani-aa.

With heart-felt faith, they believe in Him.

 krnhwru nwnk ieku jwinAw ]3]

karanhaar naanak ik jaani-aa. ||3||

O Nanak, they realize the One, the Creator Lord. ||3||

 jnu lwgw hir eykY nwie ]

jan laagaa har aykai naa-ay.

The Lord's humble servant is committed to His Name.

 iqs kI Aws n ibrQI jwie ]

tis kee aas na birthee jaa-ay.

His hopes do not go in vain.

 syvk kau syvw bin AweI ]

sayvak ka-o sayvaa ban aa-ee.

The servant's purpose is to serve;

 hukmu bUiJ prm pdu pweI ]

hukam boojh param pad paa-ee.

obeying the Lord's Command, the supreme status is obtained.

 ies qy aUpir nhI bIcwru ]

is tay oopar nahee beechaar.

Beyond this, he has no other thought.

 jw kY min bisAw inrMkwru ]

jaa kai man basi-aa nirankaar.

Within his mind, the Formless Lord abides.

 bMDn qoir Bey inrvYr ]

banDhan tor bha-ay nirvair.

His bonds are cut away, and he becomes free of hatred.

 Anidnu pUjih gur ky pYr ]

an-din poojeh gur kay pair.

Night and day, he worships the Feet of the Guru.

 ieh lok suKIey prlok suhyly ]

ih lok sukhee-ay parlok suhaylay.

He is at peace in this world, and happy in the next.

 nwnk hir pRiB Awpih myly ]4]

naanak har parabh aapeh maylay. ||4||

O Nanak, the Lord God unites him with Himself. ||4||

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