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Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee 23 Pauree 5-6

Awip siq kIAw sBu siq ]

aap sat kee-aa sabh sat.

He Himself is True, and all that He has made is True.

iqsu pRB qy sglI auqpiq ]

tis parabh tay saglee utpat.

The entire creation came from God.

iqsu BwvY qw kry ibsQwru ]

tis bhaavai taa karay bisthaar.

As it pleases Him, He creates the expanse.

iqsu BwvY qw eykMkwru ]

tis bhaavai taa aykankaar.

As it pleases Him, He becomes the One and Only again.

Aink klw lKI nh jwie ]

anik kalaa lakhee nah jaa-ay.

His powers are so numerous, they cannot be known.

ijsu BwvY iqsu ley imlwie ]

jis bhaavai tis la-ay milaa-ay.

As it pleases Him, He merges us into Himself again.

kvn inkit kvn khIAY dUir ]

kavan nikat kavan kahee-ai door.

Who is near, and who is far away?

Awpy Awip Awp BrpUir ]

aapay aap aap bharpoor.

He Himself is Himself pervading everywhere.

AMqrgiq ijsu Awip jnwey ]

antargat jis aap janaa-ay.

One whom God causes to know that He is within the heart

nwnk iqsu jn Awip buJwey ]5]

naanak tis jan aap bujhaa-ay. ||5||

- O Nanak, He causes that person to understand Him. ||5||

srb BUq Awip vrqwrw ]

sarab bhoot aap vartaaraa.

In all forms, He Himself is pervading.

srb nYn Awip pyKnhwrw ]

sarab nain aap paykhanhaaraa.

Through all eyes, He Himself is watching.

sgl smgRI jw kw qnw ]

sagal samagree jaa kaa tanaa.

All the creation is His Body.

Awpn jsu Awp hI sunw ]

aapan jas aap hee sunaa.

He Himself listens to His Own Praise.

Awvn jwnu ieku Kylu bnwieAw ]

aavan jaan ik khayl banaa-i-aa.

The One has created the drama of coming and going.

AwigAwkwrI kInI mwieAw ]

aagi-aakaaree keenee maa-i-aa.

He made Maya subservient to His Will.

sB kY miD Ailpqo rhY ]

sabh kai maDh alipato rahai.

In the midst of all, He remains unattached.

jo ikCu khxw su Awpy khY ]

jo kichh kahnaa so aapay kahai.

Whatever is said, He Himself says.

AwigAw AwvY AwigAw jwie ]

aagi-aa aavai aagi-aa jaa-ay.

By His Will we come, and by His Will we go.

nwnk jw BwvY qw ley smwie ]6]

naanak jaa bhaavai taa la-ay samaa-ay. ||6||

O Nanak, when it pleases Him, then He absorbs us into Himself. ||6||

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