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Shabad Hazaraay

<> siq nwmu krqw purKu inrBau inrvYru Akwl mUriq AjUnI sYBM gur pRswid ]

ik-oNkaar sat naam kartaa purakh nirbha-o nirvair akaal moorat ajoonee saibhaN gur parsaad.

One Universal Creator God. Truth Is The Name. Creative Being Personified. No Fear. No Hatred. Image Of The Undying. Beyond Birth. Self-Existent. By Guru's Grace:

rwgu iblwvlu mhlw 1 caupdy Gru 1 ]

raag bilaaval mehlaa 1 cha-upday ghar 1.

Raag Bilaaval, First Mehl, Chau-Padas, First House:

qU sulqwnu khw hau mIAw qyrI kvn vfweI ]

too sultaan kahaa ha-o mee-aa tayree kavan vadaa-ee.

You are the Emperor, and I call You a chief - how does this add to Your greatness?

jo qU dyih su khw suAwmI mY mUrK khxu n jweI ]1]

jo too deh so kahaa su-aamee mai moorakh kahan na jaa-ee. ||1||

As You permit me, I praise You, O Lord and Master; I am ignorant, and I cannot chant Your Praises. ||1||

qyry gux gwvw dyih buJweI ]

tayray gun gaavaa deh bujhaa-ee.

Please bless me with such understanding, that I may sing Your Glorious Praises.

jYsy sc mih rhau rjweI ]1] rhwau ]

jaisay sach meh raha-o rajaa-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.

May I dwell in Truth, according to Your Will. ||1||Pause||

jo ikCu hoAw sBu ikCu quJ qy qyrI sB AsnweI ]

jo kichh ho-aa sabh kichh tujh tay tayree sabh asnaa-ee.

Whatever has happened, has all come from You. You are All-knowing.

qyrw AMqu n jwxw myry swihb mY AMDuly ikAw cqurweI ]2]

tayraa ant na jaanaa mayray saahib mai anDhulay ki-aa chaturaa-ee. ||2||

Your limits cannot be known, O my Lord and Master; I am blind - what wisdom do I have? ||2||

ikAw hau kQI kQy kiQ dyKw mY AkQu n kQnw jweI ]

ki-aa ha-o kathee kathay kath daykhaa mai akath na kathnaa jaa-ee.

What should I say? While talking, I talk of seeing, but I cannot describe the indescribable.

jo quDu BwvY soeI AwKw iqlu qyrI vifAweI ]3]

jo tuDh bhaavai so-ee aakhaa til tayree vadi-aa-ee. ||3||

As it pleases Your Will, I speak; it is just the tiniest bit of Your greatness. ||3||

eyqy kUkr hau bygwnw Baukw iesu qn qweI ]

aytay kookar ha-o baygaanaa bha-ukaa is tan taa-ee.

Among so many dogs, I am an outcast; I bark for my body's belly.

Bgiq hIxu nwnku jy hoiegw qw KsmY nwau n jweI ]4]1]

bhagat heen naanak jay ho-igaa taa khasmai naa-o na jaa-ee. ||4||1||

Without devotional worship, O Nanak, even so, still, my Master's Name does not leave me. ||4||1|| will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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