Monday, December 18, 2017
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Varan Bhai Gurdas Ji
Vaar 1
Translation by Dr Jodh Singh

Pauri43 Grandeur of the true name

bwbw boly nwQ jI Sbd sunhu sc muKhu AlweI]
bwjhu scy nwm dy hor krwmwq AswQy nwhI]
bsqr pihroN Agin ky brP ihmwly mMdr CweI]
kro rsoeI swr dI sglI DrqI n`Q clweI]
eyvf krI ivQwr kau sglI DrqI h`kI jweI]
qolIN Driq AwkwS duie ipCy Cwby tMk cVHweI]
eyh bl rKW Awp ivc ijs AwKW iqs pwr krweI]
siqnwm ibn bwdr CweI ]ôó]

baabaa bolae naathh jee shubudh sunuhu such mukhuhu alaaee||
baajuhu suchae naam dhae hor kuraamaath asaathhae naahee||
busuthur pehiro agan kae buruf himaalae mu(n)dhur shhaaee||
kuro rusoee saar dhee sugulee dhhuruthee nuuthh chulaaee||
eaevudd kuree vithhaar ko sugulee dhhuruthee huukee jaaee||
tholee dhhurath aakaash dhue pishhae shhaabae ttu(n)k churruaaee||
eaeh bul rukhaa(n) aap vich jis aakhaa(n) this paar kuraaee||
sathinaam bin baadhur shhaaee ||uu||

Baba (further) said, O respected Nath! Please listen to the truth that I utter.
Without the true Name no else miracle I have.
I may wear the clothes of fire and build my house in the Himalayas.
I may eat the iron and make earth move to my orders.
I may expand myself so much that I could push the earth.
I may weigh the earth and the sky against few grams of weight.
I may have so much of power that I push aside anybody by saying.
But without the true Name, these all (powers) are momentary like the Shadow of the clouds. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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