Sukhmani Sahib-The Sikh Prayers
Sukhmani Sahib Asthapadee 16 Pauree 1-2
rUpu n ryK n rMgu ikCu iqRhu gux qy pRB iBMn ]
roop na raykh na rang kichh tarihu gun tay parabh bhinn.
He has no form, no shape, no color; God is beyond the three qualities.
iqsih buJwey nwnkw ijsu hovY supRsMn ]1]
tiseh bujhaa-ay naankaa jis hovai suparsan. ||1||
They alone understand Him, O Nanak, with whom He is pleased. ||1||
AibnwsI pRBu mn mih rwKu ]
abhinaasee parabh man meh raakh.
Keep the Immortal Lord God enshrined within your mind.
mwnuK kI qU pRIiq iqAwgu ]
maanukh kee too pareet ti-aag.
Renounce your love and attachment to people.
iqs qy prY nwhI ikCu koie ]
tis tay parai naahee kichh ko-ay.
Beyond Him, there is nothing at all.
srb inrMqir eyko soie ]
sarab nirantar ayko so-ay.
The One Lord is pervading among all.
Awpy bInw Awpy dwnw ]
aapay beenaa aapay daanaa.
He Himself is All-seeing; He Himself is All-knowing,
gihr gMBIru ghIru sujwnw ]
gahir gambheer gaheer sujaanaa.
Unfathomable, Profound, Deep and All-knowing.
pwrbRhm prmysur goibMd ]
paarbarahm parmaysur gobind.
He is the Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord, the Lord of the Universe,
ik®pw inDwn dieAwl bKsMd ]
kirpaa niDhaan da-i-aal bakhsand.
the Treasure of mercy, compassion and forgiveness.
swD qyry kI crnI pwau ]
saaDh tayray kee charnee paa-o.
To fall at the Feet of Your Holy Beings
nwnk kY min iehu Anrwau ]1]
naanak kai man ih anraa-o. ||1||
– this is the longing of Nanak’s mind. ||1||
mnsw pUrn srnw jog ]
mansaa pooran sarnaa jog.
He is the Fulfiller of wishes, who can give us Sanctuary;
jo kir pwieAw soeI hogu ]
jo kar paa-i-aa so-ee hog.
that which He has written, comes to pass.
hrn Brn jw kw nyqR Poru ]
haran bharan jaa kaa naytar for.
He destroys and creates in the twinkling of an eye.
iqs kw mMqRü n jwnY horu ]
tis kaa mantar na jaanai hor.
No one else knows the mystery of His ways.
And rUp mMgl sd jw kY ]
anad roop mangal sad jaa kai.
He is the embodiment of ecstasy and everlasting joy.
srb Qok sunIAih Gir qw kY ]
sarab thok sunee-ah ghar taa kai.
I have heard that all things are in His home.
rwj mih rwju jog mih jogI ]
raaj meh raaj jog meh jogee.
Among kings, He is the King; among yogis, He is the Yogi.
qp mih qpIsru igRhsq mih BogI ]
tap meh tapeesar garihsat meh bhogee.
Among ascetics, He is the Ascetic; among householders, He is the Enjoyer.
iDAwie iDAwie Bgqh suKu pwieAw ]
Dhi-aa-ay Dhi-aa-ay bhagtah sukh paa-i-aa.
By constant meditation, His devotee finds peace.
nwnk iqsu purK kw iknY AMqu n pwieAw ]2]
naanak tis purakh kaa kinai ant na paa-i-aa. ||2||
O Nanak, no one has found the limits of that Supreme Being. ||2||