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Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee 15 pauree 3-4

ijau mMdr kau QwmY QMmnu ]

ji-o mandar ka-o thaamai thamman.

As a palace is supported by its pillars,

 iqau gur kw sbdu mnih AsQMmnu ]

ti-o gur kaa sabad maneh asthamman.

so does the Guru's Word support the mind.

 ijau pwKwxu nwv ciV qrY ]

ji-o paakhaan naav charh tarai.

As a stone placed in a boat can cross over the river,

 pRwxI gur crx lgqu insqrY ]

paraanee gur charan lagat nistarai.

so is the mortal saved, grasping hold of the Guru's Feet.

 ijau AMDkwr dIpk prgwsu ]

ji-o anDhkaar deepak pargaas.

As the darkness is illuminated by the lamp,

 gur drsnu dyiK min hoie ibgwsu ]

gur darsan daykh man ho-ay bigaas.

so does the mind blossom forth, beholding the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan.

 ijau mhw auidAwn mih mwrgu pwvY ] iqau swDU sMig imil joiq pRgtwvY ]

ji-o mahaa udi-aan meh maarag paavai. ti-o saaDhoo sang mil jot paragtaavai.

The path is found through the great wilderness by joining the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, and one's light shines forth.

 iqn sMqn kI bwCau DUir ]

tin santan kee baachha-o Dhoor.

I seek the dust of the feet of those Saints;

 nwnk kI hir locw pUir ]3]

naanak kee har lochaa poor. ||3||

O Lord, fulfill Nanak's longing! ||3||

 mn mUrK kwhy ibllweIAY ]

man moorakh kaahay billaa-ee-ai.

O foolish mind, why do you cry and bewail?

 purb ilKy kw iliKAw pweIAY ]

purab likhay kaa likhi-aa paa-ee-ai.

You shall obtain your pre-ordained destiny.

 dUK sUK pRB dyvnhwru ]

dookh sookh parabh dayvanhaar.

God is the Giver of pain and pleasure.

 Avr iqAwig qU iqsih icqwru ]

avar ti-aag too tiseh chitaar.

Abandon others, and think of Him alone.

 jo kCu krY soeI suKu mwnu ]

jo kachh karai so-ee sukh maan.

Whatever He does - take comfort in that.

 BUlw kwhy iPrih Ajwn ]

bhoolaa kaahay fireh ajaan.

Why do you wander around, you ignorant fool?

 kaun bsqu AweI qyrY sMg ]

ka-un basat aa-ee tayrai sang.

What things did you bring with you?

 lpit rihE ris loBI pqMg ]

lapat rahi-o ras lobhee patang.

You cling to worldly pleasures like a greedy moth.

 rwm nwm jip ihrdy mwih ]

raam naam jap hirday maahi.

Dwell upon the Lord's Name in your heart.

 nwnk piq syqI Gir jwih ]4]

naanak pat saytee ghar jaahi. ||4||

O Nanak, thus you shall return to your home with honor. ||4|| will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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