Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee 16 Pauree 3-4
jw kI lIlw kI imiq nwih ]
jaa kee leelaa kee mit naahi.
There is no limit to His play.
sgl dyv hwry Avgwih ]
sagal dayv haaray avgaahi.
All the demigods have grown weary of searching for it.
ipqw kw jnmu ik jwnY pUqu ]
pitaa kaa janam ke jaanai poot.
What does the son know of his father’s birth?
sgl proeI ApunY sUiq ]
sagal paro-ee apunai soot.
All are strung upon His string.
sumiq igAwnu iDAwnu ijn dyie ] jn dws nwmu iDAwvih syie ]
sumat gi-aan Dhi-aan jin day-ay. jan daas naam Dhi-aavahi say-ay.
He bestows good sense, spiritual wisdom and meditation on His humble servants and slaves who meditate on the Naam.
iqhu gux mih jw kau Brmwey ]
tihu gun meh jaa ka-o bharmaa-ay.
He leads some astray in the three qualities;
jnim mrY iPir AwvY jwey ]
janam marai fir aavai jaa-ay.
they are born and die, coming and going over and over again.
aUc nIc iqs ky AsQwn ]
ooch neech tis kay asthaan.
The high and the low are His places.
jYsw jnwvY qYsw nwnk jwn ]3]
jaisaa janaavai taisaa naanak jaan. ||3||
As He inspires us to know Him, O Nanak, so is He known. ||3||
nwnw rUp nwnw jw ky rMg ]
naanaa roop naanaa jaa kay rang.
Many are His forms; many are His colors.
nwnw ByK krih iek rMg ]
naanaa bhaykh karahi ik rang.
Many are the appearances which He assumes, and yet He is still the One.
nwnw ibiD kIno ibsQwru ]
naanaa biDh keeno bisthaar.
In so many ways, He has extended Himself.
pRBu AibnwsI eykMkwru ]
parabh abhinaasee aykankaar.
The Eternal Lord God is the One, the Creator.
nwnw cilq kry iKn mwih ]
naanaa chalit karay khin maahi.
He performs His many plays in an instant.
pUir rihE pUrnu sB Twie ]
poor rahi-o pooran sabh thaa-ay.
The Perfect Lord is pervading all places.
nwnw ibiD kir bnq bnweI ]
naanaa biDh kar banat banaa-ee.
In so many ways, He created the creation.
ApnI kImiq Awpy pweI ]
apnee keemat aapay paa-ee.
He alone can estimate His worth.
sB Gt iqs ky sB iqs ky Twau ]
sabh ghat tis kay sabh tis kay thaa-o.
All hearts are His, and all places are His.
jip jip jIvY nwnk hir nwau ]4]
jap jap jeevai naanak har naa-o. ||4||
Nanak lives by chanting, chanting the Name of the Lord. ||4||