Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee 21 Pauree 1-2
srgun inrgun inrMkwr suMn smwDI Awip ]
sargun nirgun nirankaar sunn samaaDhee aap.
He possesses all qualities; He transcends all qualities; He is the Formless Lord. He Himself is in Primal Samaadhi.
Awpn kIAw nwnkw Awpy hI iPir jwip ]1]
aapan kee-aa naankaa aapay hee fir jaap. ||1||
Through His Creation, O Nanak, He meditates on Himself. ||1||
jb Akwru iehu kCu n idRstyqw ]
jab akaar ih kachh na daristaytaa.
When this world had not yet appeared in any form,
pwp puMn qb kh qy hoqw ]
paap punn tab kah tay hotaa.
who then committed sins and performed good deeds?
jb DwrI Awpn suMn smwiD ]
jab Dhaaree aapan sunn samaaDh.
When the Lord Himself was in Profound Samaadhi,
qb bYr ibroD iksu sMig kmwiq ]
tab bair biroDh kis sang kamaat.
then against whom were hate and jealousy directed?
jb ies kw brnu ichnu n jwpq ]
jab is kaa baran chihan na jaapat.
When there was no color or shape to be seen,
qb hrK sog khu iksih ibAwpq ]
tab harakh sog kaho kiseh bi-aapat.
then who experienced joy and sorrow?
jb Awpn Awp Awip pwrbRhm ]
jab aapan aap aap paarbarahm.
When the Supreme Lord Himself was Himself All-in-all,
qb moh khw iksu hovq Brm ]
tab moh kahaa kis hovat bharam.
then where was emotional attachment, and who had doubts?
Awpn Kylu Awip vrqIjw ]
aapan khayl aap varteejaa.
He Himself has staged His own drama;
nwnk krnYhwru n dUjw ]1]
naanak karnaihaar na doojaa. ||1||
O Nanak, there is no other Creator. ||1||
jb hovq pRB kyvl DnI ]
jab hovat parabh kayval Dhanee.
When there was only God the Master,
qb bMD mukiq khu iks kau gnI ]
tab banDh mukat kaho kis ka-o ganee.
then who was called bound or liberated?
jb eykih hir Agm Apwr ]
jab aykeh har agam apaar.
When there was only the Lord, Unfathomable and Infinite,
qb nrk surg khu kaun Aauqwr ]
tab narak surag kaho ka-un a-utaar.
then who entered hell, and who entered heaven?
jb inrgun pRB shj suBwie ]
jab nirgun parabh sahj subhaa-ay.
When God was without attributes, in absolute poise,
qb isv skiq khhu ikqu Twie ]
tab siv sakat kahhu kit thaa-ay.
then where was mind and where was matter – where was Shiva and Shakti?
jb Awpih Awip ApnI joiq DrY ]
jab aapeh aap apnee jot Dharai.
When He held His Own Light unto Himself,
qb kvn infru kvn kq frY ]
tab kavan nidar kavan kat darai.
then who was fearless, and who was afraid?
Awpn cilq Awip krnYhwr ]
aapan chalit aap karnaihaar.
He Himself is the Performer in His own plays;
nwnk Twkur Agm Apwr ]2]
naanak thaakur agam apaar. ||2||
O Nanak, the Lord Master is Unfathomable and Infinite. ||2||