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Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee 21 Pauree 5-6


jb ApnI soBw Awpn sMig bnweI ]

jab apnee sobhaa aapan sang banaa-ee.

When His Glory was contained within Himself,

qb kvn mwie bwp imqR suq BweI ]

tab kavan maa-ay baap mitar sut bhaa-ee.

then who was mother, father, friend, child or sibling?

jh srb klw Awpih prbIn ]

jah sarab kalaa aapeh parbeen.

When all power and wisdom was latent within Him,

qh byd kqyb khw koaU cIn ]

tah bayd katayb kahaa ko-oo cheen.

then where were the Vedas and the scriptures, and who was there to read them?

jb Awpn Awpu Awip auir DwrY ]

jab aapan aap aap ur Dhaarai.

When He kept Himself, All-in-all, unto His Own Heart,

qau sgn Apsgn khw bIcwrY ]

ta-o sagan apasgan kahaa beechaarai.

then who considered omens to be good or bad?

jh Awpn aUc Awpn Awip nyrw ]

jah aapan ooch aapan aap nayraa.

When He Himself was lofty, and He Himself was near at hand,

qh kaun Twkuru kaunu khIAY cyrw ]

tah ka-un thaakur ka-un kahee-ai chayraa.

then who was called master, and who was called disciple?

ibsmn ibsm rhy ibsmwd ]

bisman bisam rahay bismaad.

We are wonder-struck at the wondrous wonder of the Lord.

nwnk ApnI giq jwnhu Awip ]5]

naanak apnee gat jaanhu aap. ||5||

O Nanak, He alone knows His own state. ||5||

jh ACl ACyd AByd smwieAw ]

jah achhal achhayd abhayd samaa-i-aa.

When the Undeceiveable, Impenetrable, Inscrutable One was self-absorbed,

aUhw iksih ibAwpq mwieAw ]

oohaa kiseh bi-aapat maa-i-aa.

then who was swayed by Maya?

Awps kau Awpih Awdysu ]

aapas ka-o aapeh aadays.

When He paid homage to Himself,

iqhu gux kw nwhI prvysu ]

tihu gun kaa naahee parvays.

then the three qualities were not prevailing.

jh eykih eyk eyk BgvMqw ]

jah aykeh ayk ayk bhagvantaa.

When there was only the One, the One and Only Lord God,

qh kaunu AicMqu iksu lwgY icMqw ]

tah ka-un achint kis laagai chintaa.

then who was not anxious, and who felt anxiety?

jh Awpn Awpu Awip pqIAwrw ]

jah aapan aap aap patee-aaraa.

When He Himself was satisfied with Himself,

qh kaunu kQY kaunu sunnYhwrw ]

tah ka-un kathai ka-un sunnaihaaraa.

then who spoke and who listened?

bhu byAMq aUc qy aUcw ]

baho bay-ant ooch tay oochaa.

He is vast and infinite, the highest of the high.

nwnk Awps kau Awpih phUcw ]6]

naanak aapas ka-o aapeh pahoochaa. ||6||

O Nanak, He alone can reach Himself. ||6|| will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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