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Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee14 Pauree 3-4


bfBwgI qy jn jg mwih ]

badbhaagee tay jan jag maahi.

Very fortunate are those humble beings in this world,

sdw sdw hir ky gun gwih ]

sadaa sadaa har kay gun gaahi.

who sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, forever and ever.

rwm nwm jo krih bIcwr ]

raam naam jo karahi beechaar.

Those who dwell upon the Lord's Name,

sy DnvMq gnI sMswr ]

say Dhanvant ganee sansaar.

are the most wealthy and prosperous in the world.

min qin muiK bolih hir muKI ]

man tan mukh boleh har mukhee.

Those who speak of the Supreme Lord in thought, word and deed

sdw sdw jwnhu qy suKI ]

sadaa sadaa jaanhu tay sukhee.

- know that they are peaceful and happy, forever and ever.

eyko eyku eyku pCwnY ]

ayko ayk ayk pachhaanai.

One who recognizes the One and only Lord as One,

ieq auq kI Ehu soJI jwnY ]

it ut kee oh sojhee jaanai.

understands this world and the next.

nwm sMig ijs kw mnu mwinAw ]

naam sang jis kaa man maani-aa.

One whose mind accepts the Company of the Naam,

nwnk iqnih inrMjnu jwinAw ]3]

naanak tineh niranjan jaani-aa. ||3||

the Name of the Lord, O Nanak, knows the Immaculate Lord. ||3||

gur pRswid Awpn Awpu suJY ]

gur parsaad aapan aap sujhai.

By Guru's Grace, one understands himself;

iqs kI jwnhu iqRsnw buJY ]

tis kee jaanhu tarisnaa bujhai.

know that then, his thirst is quenched.

swDsMig hir hir jsu khq ]

saaDhsang har har jas kahat.

In the Company of the Holy, one chants the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har.

srb rog qy Ehu hir jnu rhq ]

sarab rog tay oh har jan rahat.

Such a devotee of the Lord is free of all disease.

Anidnu kIrqnu kyvl bK´wnu ]

an-din keertan kayval bakh-yaan.

Night and day, sing the Kirtan, the Praises of the One Lord.

igRhsq mih soeI inrbwnu ]

garihsat meh so-ee nirbaan.

In the midst of your household, remain balanced and unattached.

eyk aUpir ijsu jn kI Awsw ]

ayk oopar jis jan kee aasaa.

One who places his hopes in the One Lord

iqs kI ktIAY jm kI Pwsw ]

tis kee katee-ai jam kee faasaa.

- the noose of Death is cut away from his neck.

pwrbRhm kI ijsu min BUK ]

paarbarahm kee jis man bhookh.

One whose mind hungers for the Supreme Lord God,

nwnk iqsih n lwgih dUK ]4]

naanak tiseh na laageh dookh. ||4||

O Nanak, shall not suffer pain. ||4||

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