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Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee 06 Pauree 1-2

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 kwm k®oD Aru loB moh ibnis jwie AhMmyv ]

kaam kroDh ar lobh moh binas jaa-ay ahaNmayv.

Sexual desire, anger, greed and emotional attachment - may these be gone, and egotism as well.

 nwnk pRB srxwgqI kir pRswdu gurdyv ]1]

naanak parabh sarnaagatee kar parsaad gurdayv. ||1||

Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of God; please bless me with Your Grace, O Divine Guru. ||1||

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 ijh pRswid CqIh AMimRq Kwih ]

jih parsaad chhateeh amrit khaahi.

By His Grace, you partake of the thirty-six delicacies;

 iqsu Twkur kau rKu mn mwih ]

tis thaakur ka-o rakh man maahi.

enshrine that Lord and Master within your mind.

 ijh pRswid sugMDq qin lwvih ]

jih parsaad suganDhat tan laaveh.

By His Grace, you apply scented oils to your body;

 iqs kau ismrq prm giq pwvih ]

tis ka-o simrat param gat paavahi.

remembering Him, the supreme status is obtained.

 ijh pRswid bsih suK mMdir ]

jih parsaad baseh sukh mandar.

By His Grace, you dwell in the palace of peace;

 iqsih iDAwie sdw mn AMdir ]

tiseh Dhi-aa-ay sadaa man andar.

meditate forever on Him within your mind.

 ijh pRswid igRh sMig suK bsnw ]

jih parsaad garih sang sukh basnaa.

By His Grace, you abide with your family in peace;

 AwT phr ismrhu iqsu rsnw ]

aath pahar simrahu tis rasnaa.

keep His remembrance upon your tongue, twenty-four hours a day.

 ijh pRswid rMg rs Bog ]

jih parsaad rang ras bhog.

By His Grace, you enjoy tastes and pleasures;

 nwnk sdw iDAweIAY iDAwvn jog ]1]

naanak sadaa Dhi-aa-ee-ai Dhi-aavan jog. ||1||

O Nanak, meditate forever on the One, who is worthy of meditation. ||1||

 ijh pRswid pwt ptMbr hFwvih ]

jih parsaad paat patambar hadhaaveh.

By His Grace, you wear silks and satins;

 iqsih iqAwig kq Avr luBwvih ]

tiseh ti-aag kat avar lubhaaveh.

why abandon Him, to attach yourself to another?

 ijh pRswid suiK syj soeIjY ]

jih parsaad sukh sayj so-eejai.

By His Grace, you sleep in a cozy bed;

 mn AwT phr qw kw jsu gwvIjY ]

man aath pahar taa kaa jas gaaveejai.

O my mind, sing His Praises, twenty-four hours a day.

 ijh pRswid quJu sBu koaU mwnY ]

jih parsaad tujh sabh ko-oo maanai.

By His Grace, you are honored by everyone;

 muiK qw ko jsu rsn bKwnY ]

mukh taa ko jas rasan bakhaanai.

with your mouth and with your tongue, chant His Praises.

 ijh pRswid qyro rhqw Drmu ]

jih parsaad tayro rahtaa Dharam.

By His Grace, you remain in the Dharma;

 mn sdw iDAwie kyvl pwrbRhmu ]

man sadaa Dhi-aa-ay kayval paarbarahm.

O mind, meditate continually on the Supreme Lord God.

 pRB jI jpq drgh mwnu pwvih ]

parabh jee japat dargeh maan paavahi.

Meditating on God, you shall be honored in His Court;

 nwnk piq syqI Gir jwvih ]2]

naanak pat saytee ghar jaaveh. ||2||

O Nanak, you shall return to your true home with honor. ||2||

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