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Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee 09 Pauree 5-6



bIj mMqRü srb ko igAwnu ]

beej mantar sarab ko gi-aan.

The Beej Mantra, the Seed Mantra, is spiritual wisdom for everyone.

 chu vrnw mih jpY koaU nwmu ]

chahu varnaa meh japai ko-oo naam.

Anyone, from any class, may chant the Naam.

 jo jo jpY iqs kI giq hoie ]

jo jo japai tis kee gat ho-ay.

Whoever chants it, is emancipated.

 swDsMig pwvY jnu koie ]

saaDhsang paavai jan ko-ay.

And yet, rare are those who attain it, in the Company of the Holy.

 kir ikrpw AMqir aur DwrY ]

kar kirpaa antar ur Dhaarai.

By His Grace, He enshrines it within.

 psu pRyq muGd pwQr kau qwrY ]

pas parayt mughad paathar ka-o taarai.

Even beasts, ghosts and the stone-hearted are saved.

 srb rog kw AauKdu nwmu ]

sarab rog kaa a-ukhad naam.

The Naam is the panacea, the remedy to cure all ills.

 kilAwx rUp mMgl gux gwm ]

kali-aan roop mangal gun gaam.

Singing the Glory of God is the embodiment of bliss and emancipation.

 kwhU jugiq ikqY n pweIAY Drim ]

kaahoo jugat kitai na paa-ee-ai Dharam.

It cannot be obtained by any religious rituals.

 nwnk iqsu imlY ijsu iliKAw Duir krim ]5]

naanak tis milai jis likhi-aa Dhur karam. ||5||

O Nanak, he alone obtains it, whose karma is so pre-ordained. ||5||

 ijs kY min pwrbRhm kw invwsu ]

jis kai man paarbarahm kaa nivaas.

One whose mind is a home for the Supreme Lord God

 iqs kw nwmu siq rwmdwsu ]

tis kaa naam sat raamdaas.

- his name is truly Ram Das, the Lord's servant.

 Awqm rwmu iqsu ndrI AwieAw ]

aatam raam tis nadree aa-i-aa.

He comes to have the Vision of the Lord, the Supreme Soul.

 dws dsMqx Bwie iqin pwieAw ]

daas dasantan bhaa-ay tin paa-i-aa.

Deeming himself to be the slave of the Lord's slaves, he obtains it.

 sdw inkit inkit hir jwnu ]

sadaa nikat nikat har jaan.

He knows the Lord to be Ever-present, close at hand.

 so dwsu drgh prvwnu ]

so daas dargeh parvaan.

Such a servant is honored in the Court of the Lord.

 Apuny dws kau Awip ikrpw krY ]

apunay daas ka-o aap kirpaa karai.

To His servant, He Himself shows His Mercy.

 iqsu dws kau sB soJI prY ]

tis daas ka-o sabh sojhee parai.

Such a servant understands everything.

 sgl sMig Awqm audwsu ]

sagal sang aatam udaas.

Amidst all, his soul is unattached.

 AYsI jugiq nwnk rwmdwsu ]6]

aisee jugat naanak raamdaas. ||6||

Such is the way, O Nanak, of the Lord's servant. ||6||

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