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Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee14 Pauree 5-6

ijs kau hir pRBu min iciq AwvY ]

jis ka-o har parabh man chit aavai.

One who focuses his conscious mind on the Lord God

 so sMqu suhylw nhI fulwvY ]

so sant suhaylaa nahee dulaavai.

- that Saint is at peace; he does not waver.

 ijsu pRBu Apunw ikrpw krY ]

jis parabh apunaa kirpaa karai.

Those unto whom God has granted His Grace

 so syvku khu iks qy frY ]

so sayvak kaho kis tay darai.

- who do those servants need to fear?

 jYsw sw qYsw idRstwieAw ]

jaisaa saa taisaa daristaa-i-aa.

As God is, so does He appear;

 Apuny kwrj mih Awip smwieAw ]

apunay kaaraj meh aap samaa-i-aa.

in His Own creation, He Himself is pervading.

 soDq soDq soDq sIiJAw ]

soDhat soDhat soDhat seejhi-aa.

Searching, searching, searching, and finally, success!

 gur pRswid qqu sBu bUiJAw ]

gur parsaad tat sabh boojhi-aa.

By Guru's Grace, the essence of all reality is understood.

 jb dyKau qb sBu ikCu mUlu ]

jab daykh-a-u tab sabh kichh mool.

Wherever I look, there I see Him, at the root of all things.

 nwnk so sUKmu soeI AsQUlu ]5]

naanak so sookham so-ee asthool. ||5||

O Nanak, He is the subtle, and He is also the manifest. ||5||

 nh ikCu jnmY nh ikCu mrY ]

nah kichh janmai nah kichh marai.

Nothing is born, and nothing dies.

 Awpn cilqu Awp hI krY ]

aapan chalit aap hee karai.

He Himself stages His own drama.

 Awvnu jwvnu idRsit AnidRsit ]

aavan jaavan darisat an-darisat.

Coming and going, seen and unseen,

 AwigAwkwrI DwrI sB isRsit ]

aagi-aakaaree Dhaaree sabh sarisat.

all the world is obedient to His Will.

 Awpy Awip sgl mih Awip ]

aapay aap sagal meh aap.

He Himself is All-in-Himself.

 Aink jugiq ric Qwip auQwip ]

anik jugat rach thaap uthaap.

In His many ways, He establishes and disestablishes.

 AibnwsI nwhI ikCu KMf ]

abhinaasee naahee kichh khand.

He is Imperishable; nothing can be broken.

 Dwrx Dwir rihE bRhmMf ]

Dhaaran Dhaar rahi-o barahmand.

He lends His Support to maintain the Universe.

 AlK AByv purK prqwp ]

alakh abhayv purakh partaap.

Unfathomable and Inscrutable is the Glory of the Lord.

 Awip jpwey q nwnk jwp ]6]

aap japaa-ay ta naanak jaap. ||6||

As He inspires us to meditate, O Nanak, so do we meditate. ||6|| will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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