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Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee 21 Pauree 1-2


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srgun inrgun inrMkwr suMn smwDI Awip ]

sargun nirgun nirankaar sunn samaaDhee aap.

He possesses all qualities; He transcends all qualities; He is the Formless Lord. He Himself is in Primal Samaadhi.

Awpn kIAw nwnkw Awpy hI iPir jwip ]1]

aapan kee-aa naankaa aapay hee fir jaap. ||1||

Through His Creation, O Nanak, He meditates on Himself. ||1||

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jb Akwru iehu kCu n idRstyqw ]

jab akaar ih kachh na daristaytaa.

When this world had not yet appeared in any form,

pwp puMn qb kh qy hoqw ]

paap punn tab kah tay hotaa.

who then committed sins and performed good deeds?

jb DwrI Awpn suMn smwiD ]

jab Dhaaree aapan sunn samaaDh.

When the Lord Himself was in Profound Samaadhi,

qb bYr ibroD iksu sMig kmwiq ]

tab bair biroDh kis sang kamaat.

then against whom were hate and jealousy directed?

jb ies kw brnu ichnu n jwpq ]

jab is kaa baran chihan na jaapat.

When there was no color or shape to be seen,

qb hrK sog khu iksih ibAwpq ]

tab harakh sog kaho kiseh bi-aapat.

then who experienced joy and sorrow?

jb Awpn Awp Awip pwrbRhm ]

jab aapan aap aap paarbarahm.

When the Supreme Lord Himself was Himself All-in-all,

qb moh khw iksu hovq Brm ]

tab moh kahaa kis hovat bharam.

then where was emotional attachment, and who had doubts?

Awpn Kylu Awip vrqIjw ]

aapan khayl aap varteejaa.

He Himself has staged His own drama;

nwnk krnYhwru n dUjw ]1]

naanak karnaihaar na doojaa. ||1||

O Nanak, there is no other Creator. ||1||

jb hovq pRB kyvl DnI ]

jab hovat parabh kayval Dhanee.

When there was only God the Master,

qb bMD mukiq khu iks kau gnI ]

tab banDh mukat kaho kis ka-o ganee.

then who was called bound or liberated?

jb eykih hir Agm Apwr ]

jab aykeh har agam apaar.

When there was only the Lord, Unfathomable and Infinite,

qb nrk surg khu kaun Aauqwr ]

tab narak surag kaho ka-un a-utaar.

then who entered hell, and who entered heaven?

jb inrgun pRB shj suBwie ]

jab nirgun parabh sahj subhaa-ay.

When God was without attributes, in absolute poise,

qb isv skiq khhu ikqu Twie ]

tab siv sakat kahhu kit thaa-ay.

then where was mind and where was matter - where was Shiva and Shakti?

jb Awpih Awip ApnI joiq DrY ]

jab aapeh aap apnee jot Dharai.

When He held His Own Light unto Himself,

qb kvn infru kvn kq frY ]

tab kavan nidar kavan kat darai.

then who was fearless, and who was afraid?

Awpn cilq Awip krnYhwr ]

aapan chalit aap karnaihaar.

He Himself is the Performer in His own plays;

nwnk Twkur Agm Apwr ]2]

naanak thaakur agam apaar. ||2||

O Nanak, the Lord Master is Unfathomable and Infinite. ||2|| will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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