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Asa di Vaar: :Pauri 13

pauVI ] (470-9)



siqgur ivthu vwirAw ijqu imilAY Ksmu smwilAw ] (470-9, Awsw, mÚ 1)

satgur vitahu vaari-aa jit mili-ai khasam samaali-aa.

I am a sacrifice to the True Guru; meeting Him, I have come to cherish the Lord Master.

ijin kir aupdysu igAwn AMjnu dIAw ien@I nyqRI jgqu inhwilAw ] (470-10, Awsw, mÚ 1)

jin kar updays gi-aan anjan dee-aa inHee naytree jagat nihaali-aa.

He has taught me and given me the healing ointment of spiritual wisdom, and with these eyes, I behold the world.

Ksmu Coif dUjY lgy fuby sy vxjwirAw ] (470-10, Awsw, mÚ 1)

khasam chhod doojai lagay dubay say vanjaari-aa.

Those dealers who abandon their Lord and Master and attach themselves to another, are drowned.

siqgurU hY boihQw ivrlY iknY vIcwirAw ] (470-11, Awsw, mÚ 1)

satguroo hai bohithaa virlai kinai veechaari-aa.

The True Guru is the boat, but few are those who realize this.

kir ikrpw pwir auqwirAw ]13] (470-11, Awsw, mÚ 1)

kar kirpaa paar utaari-aa. ||13||

Granting His Grace, He carries them across. ||13||

sloku mÚ 1 ] (470-12)

salok mehlaa 1.

Shalok, First Mehl:

isMml ruKu srwierw Aiq dIrG Aiq mucu ] (470-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)

simmal rukh saraa-iraa at deeragh at much.

The simmal tree is straight as an arrow; it is very tall, and very thick.

Eie ij Awvih Aws kir jwih inrwsy ikqu ] (470-12, Awsw, mÚ 1)

o-ay je aavahi aas kar jaahi niraasay kit.

But those birds which visit it hopefully, depart disappointed.

Pl iPky Pul bkbky kMim n Awvih pq ] (470-13, Awsw, mÚ 1)

fal fikay ful bakbakay kamm na aavahi pat.

Its fruits are tasteless, its flowers are nauseating, and its leaves are useless.

imTqu nIvI nwnkw gux cMigAweIAw qqu ] (470-13, Awsw, mÚ 1)

mithat neevee naankaa gun chang-aa-ee-aa tat.

Sweetness and humility, O Nanak, are the essence of virtue and goodness.

sBu ko invY Awp kau pr kau invY n koie ] (470-14, Awsw, mÚ 1)

sabh ko nivai aap ka-o par ka-o nivai na ko-ay.

Everyone bows down to himself; no one bows down to another.

Dir qwrwjU qolIAY invY su gaurw hoie ] (470-14, Awsw, mÚ 1)

Dhar taaraajoo tolee-ai nivai so ga-uraa ho-ay.

When something is placed on the balancing scale and weighed, the side which descends is heavier.

AprwDI dUxw invY jo hMqw imrgwih ] (470-15, Awsw, mÚ 1)

apraaDhee doonaa nivai jo hantaa miragaahi.

The sinner, like the deer hunter, bows down twice as much.

sIis invwieAY ikAw QIAY jw irdY kusuDy jwih ]1] (470-15, Awsw, mÚ 1)

sees nivaa-i-ai ki-aa thee-ai jaa ridai kusuDhay jaahi. ||1||

But what can be achieved by bowing the head, when the heart is impure? ||1||

mÚ 1 ] (470-16)

mehlaa 1.

First Mehl:

piV pusqk sMiDAw bwdM ] (470-16, Awsw, mÚ 1)

parh pustak sanDhi-aa baadaN.

You read your books and say your prayers, and then engage in debate;

isl pUjis bgul smwDM ] (470-16, Awsw, mÚ 1)

sil poojas bagul samaaDhaN.

you worship stones and sit like a stork, pretending to be in Samaadhi.

muiK JUT ibBUKx swrM ] (470-16, Awsw, mÚ 1)

mukh jhooth bibhookhan saaraN.

With your mouth you utter falsehood, and you adorn yourself with precious decorations;

qRYpwl iqhwl ibcwrM ] (470-16, Awsw, mÚ 1)

taraipaal tihaal bichaaraN.

you recite the three lines of the Gayatri three times a day.

gil mwlw iqlku illwtM ] (470-17, Awsw, mÚ 1)

gal maalaa tilak lilaataN.

Around your neck is a rosary, and on your forehead is a sacred mark;

duie DoqI bsqR kpwtM ] (470-17, Awsw, mÚ 1)

du-ay Dhotee bastar kapaataN.

upon your head is a turban, and you wear two loin cloths.

jy jwxis bRhmM krmM ] (470-17, Awsw, mÚ 1)

jay jaanas barahmaN karmaN.

If you knew the nature of God,

siB Pokt inscau krmM ] (470-18, Awsw, mÚ 1)

sabh fokat nischa-o karmaN.

you would know that all of these beliefs and rituals are in vain.

khu nwnk inhcau iDAwvY ] (470-18, Awsw, mÚ 1)

kaho naanak nihcha-o Dhi-aavai.

Says Nanak, meditate with deep faith;

ivxu siqgur vwt n pwvY ]2] (470-18, Awsw, mÚ 1)

vin satgur vaat na paavai. ||2||

without the True Guru, no one finds the Way. ||2||

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