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Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee 12 Pauree 1-2

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 suKI bsY mskInIAw Awpu invwir qly ]

sukhee basai maskeenee-aa aap nivaar talay.

The humble beings abide in peace; subduing egotism, they are meek.

 bfy bfy AhMkwrIAw nwnk grib gly ]1]

baday baday ahaNkaaree-aa naanak garab galay. ||1||

The very proud and arrogant persons, O Nanak, are consumed by their own pride. ||1||

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 ijs kY AMqir rwj AiBmwnu ]

jis kai antar raaj abhimaan.

One who has the pride of power within,

 so nrkpwqI hovq suAwnu ]

so narakpaatee hovat su-aan.

shall dwell in hell, and become a dog.

 jo jwnY mY jobnvMqu ]

jo jaanai mai jobanvant.

One who deems himself to have the beauty of youth,

 so hovq ibstw kw jMqu ]

so hovat bistaa kaa jant.

shall become a maggot in manure.

 Awps kau krmvMqu khwvY ]

aapas ka-o karamvant kahaavai.

One who claims to act virtuously,

 jnim mrY bhu join BRmwvY ]

janam marai baho jon bharmaavai.

shall live and die, wandering through countless reincarnations.

 Dn BUim kw jo krY gumwnu ]

Dhan bhoom kaa jo karai gumaan.

One who takes pride in wealth and lands

 so mUrKu AMDw AigAwnu ]

so moorakh anDhaa agi-aan.

is a fool, blind and ignorant.

 kir ikrpw ijs kY ihrdY grIbI bswvY ]

kar kirpaa jis kai hirdai gareebee basaavai.

One whose heart is mercifully blessed with abiding humility,

 nwnk eIhw mukqu AwgY suKu pwvY ]1]

naanak eehaa mukat aagai sukh paavai. ||1||

O Nanak, is liberated here, and obtains peace hereafter. ||1||

 DnvMqw hoie kir grbwvY ]

Dhanvantaa ho-ay kar garbaavai.

One who becomes wealthy and takes pride in it

 iqRx smwin kCu sMig n jwvY ]

tarin samaan kachh sang na jaavai.

- not even a piece of straw shall go along with him.

 bhu lskr mwnuK aUpir kry Aws ]

baho laskar maanukh oopar karay aas.

He may place his hopes on a large army of men,

 pl BIqir qw kw hoie ibnws ]

pal bheetar taa kaa ho-ay binaas.

but he shall vanish in an instant.

 sB qy Awp jwnY blvMqu ]

sabh tay aap jaanai balvant.

One who deems himself to be the strongest of all,

 iKn mih hoie jwie BsmMqu ]

khin meh ho-ay jaa-ay bhasmant.

in an instant, shall be reduced to ashes.

 iksY n bdY Awip AhMkwrI ]

kisai na badai aap ahaNkaaree.

One who thinks of no one else except his own prideful self

 Drm rwie iqsu kry KuAwrI ]

Dharam raa-ay tis karay khu-aaree.

- the Righteous Judge of Dharma shall expose his disgrace.

 gur pRswid jw kw imtY AiBmwnu ]

gur parsaad jaa kaa mitai abhimaan.

One who, by Guru's Grace, eliminates his ego,

 so jnu nwnk drgh prvwnu ]2]

so jan naanak dargeh parvaan. ||2||

O Nanak, becomes acceptable in the Court of the Lord. ||2|| will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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