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Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee  02 Pauree 1-2



sloku ]

salok.

Shalok:

 dIn drd duK BMjnw Git Git nwQ AnwQ ]

deen darad dukh bhanjnaa ghat ghat naath anaath.

O Destroyer of the pains and the suffering of the poor, O Master of each and every heart, O Masterless One:

 srix qum@wrI AwieE nwnk ky pRB swQ ]1]

saran tumHaaree aa-i-o naanak kay parabh saath. ||1||

I have come seeking Your Sanctuary. O God, please be with Nanak! ||1||

 AstpdI ]

asatpadee.

Ashtapadee:

 jh mwq ipqw suq mIq n BweI ]

jah maat pitaa sut meet na bhaa-ee.

Where there is no mother, father, children, friends or siblings

 mn aUhw nwmu qyrY sMig shweI ]

man oohaa naam tayrai sang sahaa-ee.

- O my mind, there, only the Naam, the Name of the Lord, shall be with you as your help and support.

 jh mhw BieAwn dUq jm dlY ]

jah mahaa bha-i-aan doot jam dalai.

Where the great and terrible Messenger of Death shall try to crush you,

 qh kyvl nwmu sMig qyrY clY ]

tah kayval naam sang tayrai chalai.

there, only the Naam shall go along with you.

 jh muskl hovY Aiq BwrI ]

jah muskal hovai at bhaaree.

Where the obstacles are so very heavy,

 hir ko nwmu iKn mwih auDwrI ]

har ko naam khin maahi uDhaaree.

the Name of the Lord shall rescue you in an instant.

 Aink punhcrn krq nhI qrY ]

anik punahcharan karat nahee tarai.

By performing countless religious rituals, you shall not be saved.

 hir ko nwmu koit pwp prhrY ]

har ko naam kot paap parharai.

The Name of the Lord washes off millions of sins.

 gurmuiK nwmu jphu mn myry ]

gurmukh naam japahu man mayray.

As Gurmukh, chant the Naam, O my mind.

 nwnk pwvhu sUK Gnyry ]1]

naanak paavhu sookh ghanayray. ||1||

O Nanak, you shall obtain countless joys. ||1||

 sgl isRsit ko rwjw duKIAw ]

sagal sarisat ko raajaa dukhee-aa.

The rulers of the all the world are unhappy;

 hir kw nwmu jpq hoie suKIAw ]

har kaa naam japat ho-ay sukhee-aa.

one who chants the Name of the Lord becomes happy.

 lwK krorI bMDu n prY ]

laakh karoree banDh na parai.

Acquiring hundreds of thousands and millions, your desires shall not be contained.

 hir kw nwmu jpq insqrY ]

har kaa naam japat nistarai.

Chanting the Name of the Lord, you shall find release.

 Aink mwieAw rMg iqK n buJwvY ]

anik maa-i-aa rang tikh na bujhaavai.

By the countless pleasures of Maya, your thirst shall not be quenched.

 hir kw nwmu jpq AwGwvY ]

har kaa naam japat aaghaavai.

Chanting the Name of the Lord, you shall be satisfied.

 ijh mwrig iehu jwq iekylw ]

jih maarag ih jaat ikaylaa.

Upon that path where you must go all alone,

 qh hir nwmu sMig hoq suhylw ]

tah har naam sang hot suhaylaa.

there, only the Lord's Name shall go with you to sustain you.

 AYsw nwmu mn sdw iDAweIAY ]

aisaa naam man sadaa Dhi-aa-ee-ai.

On such a Name, O my mind, meditate forever.

 nwnk gurmuiK prm giq pweIAY ]2]

naanak gurmukh param gat paa-ee-ai. ||2||

O Nanak, as Gurmukh, you shall obtain the state of supreme dignity. ||2||

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