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ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਜਤੀ ਸਤੀ ਸੰਤੋਖੀ ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਵੀਰ ਕਰਾਰੇ ॥
gaavan tuDhno jatee satee santokhee gaavan tuDhno veer karaaray.
The self-disciplined, philanthropists, contented and fearless warriors, all are singing Your praises.

ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਪੰਡਿਤ ਪੜਨਿ ਰਖੀਸੁਰ ਜੁਗੁ ਜੁਗੁ ਵੇਦਾ ਨਾਲੇ ॥
gaavan tuDhno pandit parhan rakheesur jug jug vaydaa naalay.
The pandits and the spiritually knowledgeable who for ages have been reading vedas, are singing Your praises.

ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਮੋਹਣੀਆ ਮਨੁ ਮੋਹਨਿ ਸੁਰਗੁ ਮਛੁ ਪਇਆਲੇ ॥
gaavan tuDhno mohnee-aa man mohan surag machh pa-i-aalay.
The beautiful fascinating maids of heavens, earth, and nether regions are singing of You.

ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਰਤਨ ਉਪਾਏ ਤੇਰੇ ਅਠਸਠਿ ਤੀਰਥ ਨਾਲੇ ॥
gaavan tuDhno ratan upaa-ay tayray athsath tirath naalay.
Countless jewels and all the holy places are singing Your praises (are created by You).

ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਜੋਧ ਮਹਾਬਲ ਸੂਰਾ ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਖਾਣੀ ਚਾਰੇ ॥
gaavan tuDhno joDh mahaabal sooraa gaavan tuDhno khaanee chaaray.
The  mighty warriors, the saint with great spiritual powers and the creatures from all the four sources of life are singing Your praises.

ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਖੰਡ ਮੰਡਲ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੰਡਾ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਰਖੇ ਤੇਰੇ ਧਾਰੇ ॥
gaavan tuDhno khand mandal barahmandaa kar kar rakhay tayray Dhaaray.
Countless continents, solar systems and galaxies created and supported by You, are singing of You (functioning flawlessly under Your command).

ਸੇਈ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਗਾਵਨਿ ਜੋ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਵਨਿ ਰਤੇ ਤੇਰੇ ਭਗਤ ਰਸਾਲੇ ॥
say-ee tuDhno gaavan jo tuDh bhaavan ratay tayray bhagat rasaalay.
Only those can sing Your praises, who are pleasing to You, and are imbued with Your love and devotion.

ਹੋਰਿ ਕੇਤੇ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਗਾਵਨਿ ਸੇ ਮੈ ਚਿਤਿ ਨ ਆਵਨਿ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਕਿਆ ਬੀਚਾਰੇ ॥
hor kaytay tuDhno gaavan say mai chit na aavan naanak ki-aa beechaaray.
O’ Nanak, so many others sing of You, they do not even come to mind, how can I describe them all?

ਸੋਈ ਸੋਈ ਸਦਾ ਸਚੁ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸਾਚਾ ਸਾਚੀ ਨਾਈ ॥
so-ee so-ee sadaa sach saahib saachaa saachee naa-ee.
He and only He (God) exists forever. That Master is True and His greatness is everlasting.

ਹੈ ਭੀ ਹੋਸੀ ਜਾਇ ਨ ਜਾਸੀ ਰਚਨਾ ਜਿਨਿ ਰਚਾਈ ॥
hai bhee hosee jaa-ay na jaasee rachnaa jin rachaa-ee.
He, who has created this universe, exists now, will also exist in the future. Neither He was born nor He shall die.

ਰੰਗੀ ਰੰਗੀ ਭਾਤੀ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਜਿਨਸੀ ਮਾਇਆ ਜਿਨਿ ਉਪਾਈ ॥
rangee rangee bhaatee kar kar jinsee maa-i-aa jin upaa-ee.
He has created Maya (worldly illusions) of various colors, species and varieties.

ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਦੇਖੈ ਕੀਤਾ ਆਪਣਾ ਜਿਉ ਤਿਸ ਦੀ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥
kar kar daykhai keetaa aapnaa ji-o tis dee vadi-aa-ee.
Having created the creation, He watches over it Himself, that is His Greatness

ਜੋ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਸੋਈ ਕਰਸੀ ਫਿਰਿ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਨ ਕਰਣਾ ਜਾਈ ॥
jo tis bhaavai so-ee karsee fir hukam na karnaa jaa-ee.
He does whatever He pleases. No orders can be issued to Him.

ਸੋ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹੁ ਸਾਹਾ ਪਤਿਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਰਹਣੁ ਰਜਾਈ ॥੧॥
so paatisaahu saahaa patisaahib naanak rahan rajaa-ee. ||1||
O’ Nanak, He is the Emperor of Emperors, it is imperative to abide by His Will

ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥
aasaa mehlaa 1.
Raag Aasaa, by the First Guru:

ਸੁਣਿ ਵਡਾ ਆਖੈ ਸਭੁ ਕੋਇ ॥
sun vadaa aakhai sabh ko-ay.
O’ God, upon hearing from others everyone says You are great.

ਕੇਵਡੁ ਵਡਾ ਡੀਠਾ ਹੋਇ ॥
kayvad vadaa deethaa ho-ay.
But how great really You are, one can only say after seeing You.

ਕੀਮਤਿ ਪਾਇ ਨ ਕਹਿਆ ਜਾਇ ॥
keemat paa-ay na kahi-aa jaa-ay.
Your creation cannot be estimated or fully described.

ਕਹਣੈ ਵਾਲੇ ਤੇਰੇ ਰਹੇ ਸਮਾਇ ॥੧॥
kahnai vaalay tayray rahay samaa-ay. ||1||
Those who try to describe lost their own identity, and merged in You.

ਵਡੇ ਮੇਰੇ ਸਾਹਿਬਾ ਗਹਿਰ ਗੰਭੀਰਾ ਗੁਣੀ ਗਹੀਰਾ ॥
vaday mayray saahibaa gahir gambheeraa gunee gaheeraa.
O’ my great Master, You are immensely generous and ocean of virtues.

ਕੋਇ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ਤੇਰਾ ਕੇਤਾ ਕੇਵਡੁ ਚੀਰਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ko-ay na jaanai tayraa kaytaa kayvad cheeraa. ||1|| rahaa-o.
No one knows the extent or the vastness of Your Expanse.

ਸਭਿ ਸੁਰਤੀ ਮਿਲਿ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਕਮਾਈ ॥
sabh surtee mil surat kamaa-ee.
In order to estimate your greatness, many contemplated upon You in unison with many others,

ਸਭ ਕੀਮਤਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਕੀਮਤਿ ਪਾਈ ॥
sabh keemat mil keemat paa-ee.
-and many (philosophers) tried to estimate Your worth with help of many others.

ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਜਤੀ ਸਤੀ ਸੰਤੋਖੀ ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਵੀਰ ਕਰਾਰੇ ॥
gaavan tuDhno jatee satee santokhee gaavan tuDhno veer karaaray.
The self-disciplined, philanthropists, contented and fearless warriors, all are singing Your praises.

ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਪੰਡਿਤ ਪੜਨਿ ਰਖੀਸੁਰ ਜੁਗੁ ਜੁਗੁ ਵੇਦਾ ਨਾਲੇ ॥
gaavan tuDhno pandit parhan rakheesur jug jug vaydaa naalay.
The pandits and the spiritually knowledgeable who for ages have been reading vedas, are singing Your praises.

ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਮੋਹਣੀਆ ਮਨੁ ਮੋਹਨਿ ਸੁਰਗੁ ਮਛੁ ਪਇਆਲੇ ॥
gaavan tuDhno mohnee-aa man mohan surag machh pa-i-aalay.
The beautiful fascinating maids of heavens, earth, and nether regions are singing of You.

ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਰਤਨ ਉਪਾਏ ਤੇਰੇ ਅਠਸਠਿ ਤੀਰਥ ਨਾਲੇ ॥
gaavan tuDhno ratan upaa-ay tayray athsath tirath naalay.
Countless jewels and all the holy places are singing Your praises (are created by You).

ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਜੋਧ ਮਹਾਬਲ ਸੂਰਾ ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਖਾਣੀ ਚਾਰੇ ॥
gaavan tuDhno joDh mahaabal sooraa gaavan tuDhno khaanee chaaray.
The  mighty warriors, the saint with great spiritual powers and the creatures from all the four sources of life are singing Your praises.

ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਖੰਡ ਮੰਡਲ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੰਡਾ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਰਖੇ ਤੇਰੇ ਧਾਰੇ ॥
gaavan tuDhno khand mandal barahmandaa kar kar rakhay tayray Dhaaray.
Countless continents, solar systems and galaxies created and supported by You, are singing of You (functioning flawlessly under Your command).

ਸੇਈ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਗਾਵਨਿ ਜੋ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਵਨਿ ਰਤੇ ਤੇਰੇ ਭਗਤ ਰਸਾਲੇ ॥
say-ee tuDhno gaavan jo tuDh bhaavan ratay tayray bhagat rasaalay.
Only those can sing Your praises, who are pleasing to You, and are imbued with Your love and devotion.

ਹੋਰਿ ਕੇਤੇ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਗਾਵਨਿ ਸੇ ਮੈ ਚਿਤਿ ਨ ਆਵਨਿ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਕਿਆ ਬੀਚਾਰੇ ॥
hor kaytay tuDhno gaavan say mai chit na aavan naanak ki-aa beechaaray.
O’ Nanak, so many others sing of You, they do not even come to mind, how can I describe them all?

ਸੋਈ ਸੋਈ ਸਦਾ ਸਚੁ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸਾਚਾ ਸਾਚੀ ਨਾਈ ॥
so-ee so-ee sadaa sach saahib saachaa saachee naa-ee.
He and only He (God) exists forever. That Master is True and His greatness is everlasting.

ਹੈ ਭੀ ਹੋਸੀ ਜਾਇ ਨ ਜਾਸੀ ਰਚਨਾ ਜਿਨਿ ਰਚਾਈ ॥
hai bhee hosee jaa-ay na jaasee rachnaa jin rachaa-ee.
He, who has created this universe, exists now, will also exist in the future. Neither He was born nor He shall die.

ਰੰਗੀ ਰੰਗੀ ਭਾਤੀ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਜਿਨਸੀ ਮਾਇਆ ਜਿਨਿ ਉਪਾਈ ॥
rangee rangee bhaatee kar kar jinsee maa-i-aa jin upaa-ee.
He has created Maya (worldly illusions) of various colors, species and varieties.

ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਦੇਖੈ ਕੀਤਾ ਆਪਣਾ ਜਿਉ ਤਿਸ ਦੀ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥
kar kar daykhai keetaa aapnaa ji-o tis dee vadi-aa-ee.
Having created the creation, He watches over it Himself, that is His Greatness

ਜੋ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਸੋਈ ਕਰਸੀ ਫਿਰਿ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਨ ਕਰਣਾ ਜਾਈ ॥
jo tis bhaavai so-ee karsee fir hukam na karnaa jaa-ee.
He does whatever He pleases. No orders can be issued to Him.

ਸੋ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹੁ ਸਾਹਾ ਪਤਿਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਰਹਣੁ ਰਜਾਈ ॥੧॥
so paatisaahu saahaa patisaahib naanak rahan rajaa-ee. ||1||
O’ Nanak, He is the Emperor of Emperors, it is imperative to abide by His Will

ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥
aasaa mehlaa 1.
Raag Aasaa, by the First Guru:

ਸੁਣਿ ਵਡਾ ਆਖੈ ਸਭੁ ਕੋਇ ॥
sun vadaa aakhai sabh ko-ay.
O’ God, upon hearing from others everyone says You are great.

ਕੇਵਡੁ ਵਡਾ ਡੀਠਾ ਹੋਇ ॥
kayvad vadaa deethaa ho-ay.
But how great really You are, one can only say after seeing You.

ਕੀਮਤਿ ਪਾਇ ਨ ਕਹਿਆ ਜਾਇ ॥
keemat paa-ay na kahi-aa jaa-ay.
Your creation cannot be estimated or fully described.

ਕਹਣੈ ਵਾਲੇ ਤੇਰੇ ਰਹੇ ਸਮਾਇ ॥੧॥
kahnai vaalay tayray rahay samaa-ay. ||1||
Those who try to describe lost their own identity, and merged in You.

ਵਡੇ ਮੇਰੇ ਸਾਹਿਬਾ ਗਹਿਰ ਗੰਭੀਰਾ ਗੁਣੀ ਗਹੀਰਾ ॥
vaday mayray saahibaa gahir gambheeraa gunee gaheeraa.
O’ my great Master, You are immensely generous and ocean of virtues.

ਕੋਇ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ਤੇਰਾ ਕੇਤਾ ਕੇਵਡੁ ਚੀਰਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ko-ay na jaanai tayraa kaytaa kayvad cheeraa. ||1|| rahaa-o.
No one knows the extent or the vastness of Your Expanse.

ਸਭਿ ਸੁਰਤੀ ਮਿਲਿ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਕਮਾਈ ॥
sabh surtee mil surat kamaa-ee.
In order to estimate your greatness, many contemplated upon You in unison with many others,

ਸਭ ਕੀਮਤਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਕੀਮਤਿ ਪਾਈ ॥
sabh keemat mil keemat paa-ee.
-and many (philosophers) tried to estimate Your worth with help of many others.

ਗਿਆਨੀ ਧਿਆਨੀ ਗੁਰ ਗੁਰਹਾਈ ॥
gi-aanee Dhi-aanee gur gurhaa-ee.
the learned ones, the experts in meditation, the wise ones and their elders, all tried to describe Your greatness,

ਕਹਣੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ਤੇਰੀ ਤਿਲੁ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥੨॥
kahan na jaa-ee tayree til vadi-aa-ee. ||2||
but could not describe even an iota of Your Greatness.

ਸਭਿ ਸਤ ਸਭਿ ਤਪ ਸਭਿ ਚੰਗਿਆਈਆ ॥
sabh sat sabh tap sabh chang-aa-ee-aa.
All Truth, all austere discipline, all goodness,

ਸਿਧਾ ਪੁਰਖਾ ਕੀਆ ਵਡਿਆਈਆ ॥
siDhaa purkhaa kee-aa vadi-aa-ee-aa.
all the great miraculous spiritual powers of the Siddhas (holy men),

ਤੁਧੁ ਵਿਣੁ ਸਿਧੀ ਕਿਨੈ ਨ ਪਾਈਆ ॥
tuDh vin siDhee kinai na paa-ee-aa.
-without Your Grace, no one could achieve any of these virtues

ਕਰਮਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਠਾਕਿ ਰਹਾਈਆ ॥੩॥
karam milai naahee thaak rahaa-ee-aa. ||3||
When by Your Grace they obtain these virtues, no one can stop them from receiving these virtues.

ਆਖਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਕਿਆ ਵੇਚਾਰਾ ॥
aakhan vaalaa ki-aa vaychaaraa.
How can a helpless mortal describe Your Virtues?

ਸਿਫਤੀ ਭਰੇ ਤੇਰੇ ਭੰਡਾਰਾ ॥
siftee bharay tayray bhandaaraa.
Your creation is full of Your virtues.

ਜਿਸੁ ਤੂ ਦੇਹਿ ਤਿਸੈ ਕਿਆ ਚਾਰਾ ॥
jis too deh tisai ki-aa chaaraa.
Whom you bless with these virtues, nobody has the power to obstruct his path

ਨਾਨਕ ਸਚੁ ਸਵਾਰਣਹਾਰਾ ॥੪॥੨॥
naanak sach savaaranhaaraa. ||4||2||
O’ Nanak, God Himself is the embellisher of that fortunate one

ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥
aasaa mehlaa 1.
Raag Aasaa, by the First Guru:

ਆਖਾ ਜੀਵਾ ਵਿਸਰੈ ਮਰਿ ਜਾਉ ॥
aakhaa jeevaa visrai mar jaa-o.
When I utter His Name, I feel spiritually alive, but if I don’t, I feel spiritually dead.

ਆਖਣਿ ਅਉਖਾ ਸਾਚਾ ਨਾਉ ॥
aakhan a-ukhaa saachaa naa-o.
(In spite of knowing that), to utter His Name seems so difficult.

ਸਾਚੇ ਨਾਮ ਕੀ ਲਾਗੈ ਭੂਖ ॥
saachay naam kee laagai bhookh.
When one feels a strong urge to remember Him with love and devotion,

ਉਤੁ ਭੂਖੈ ਖਾਇ ਚਲੀਅਹਿ ਦੂਖ ॥੧॥
ut bhookhai khaa-ay chalee-ahi dookh. ||1||
-then by satisfying that urge, all one’s sufferings end.

ਸੋ ਕਿਉ ਵਿਸਰੈ ਮੇਰੀ ਮਾਇ ॥
so ki-o visrai mayree maa-ay.
O’ my mother, why should one forsake that God,

ਸਾਚਾ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸਾਚੈ ਨਾਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
saachaa saahib saachai naa-ay. ||1|| rahaa-o.
who is the true Master and whose greatness is everlasting.

ਸਾਚੇ ਨਾਮ ਕੀ ਤਿਲੁ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥
saachay naam kee til vadi-aa-ee.
Trying  to describe even an iota of the Greatness of the True Master,

ਆਖਿ ਥਕੇ ਕੀਮਤਿ ਨਹੀ ਪਾਈ ॥
aakh thakay keemat nahee paa-ee.
-people have grown weary, but they have not been able to evaluate it.

ਜੇ ਸਭਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਕੈ ਆਖਣ ਪਾਹਿ ॥
jay sabh mil kai aakhan paahi.
Even if everyone were to gather together and speak of His greatness.

ਵਡਾ ਨ ਹੋਵੈ ਘਾਟਿ ਨ ਜਾਇ ॥੨॥
vadaa na hovai ghaat na jaa-ay. ||2||
He would not become any greater or any lesser. ||2||

ਨਾ ਓਹੁ ਮਰੈ ਨ ਹੋਵੈ ਸੋਗੁ ॥
naa oh marai na hovai sog.
That God does not die; there is no reason to mourn.

ਦੇਦਾ ਰਹੈ ਨ ਚੂਕੈ ਭੋਗੁ ॥
daydaa rahai na chookai bhog.
He continues to give, and His Provisions never run short.

ਗੁਣੁ ਏਹੋ ਹੋਰੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਕੋਇ ॥
gun ayho hor naahee ko-ay.
This Virtue is His alone; there is no other like Him.

ਨਾ ਕੋ ਹੋਆ ਨਾ ਕੋ ਹੋਇ ॥੩॥
naa ko ho-aa naa ko ho-ay. ||3||
There never has been, and there never will be (anyone like Him). ||3||

ਜੇਵਡੁ ਆਪਿ ਤੇਵਡ ਤੇਰੀ ਦਾਤਿ ॥
jayvad aap tayvad tayree daat.
(O’ God), Your gifts are as great as you are
gi-aanee Dhi-aanee gur gurhaa-ee.
the learned ones, the experts in meditation, the wise ones and their elders, all tried to describe Your greatness,

ਕਹਣੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ਤੇਰੀ ਤਿਲੁ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥੨॥
kahan na jaa-ee tayree til vadi-aa-ee. ||2||
but could not describe even an iota of Your Greatness.

ਸਭਿ ਸਤ ਸਭਿ ਤਪ ਸਭਿ ਚੰਗਿਆਈਆ ॥
sabh sat sabh tap sabh chang-aa-ee-aa.
All Truth, all austere discipline, all goodness,

ਸਿਧਾ ਪੁਰਖਾ ਕੀਆ ਵਡਿਆਈਆ ॥
siDhaa purkhaa kee-aa vadi-aa-ee-aa.
all the great miraculous spiritual powers of the Siddhas (holy men),

ਤੁਧੁ ਵਿਣੁ ਸਿਧੀ ਕਿਨੈ ਨ ਪਾਈਆ ॥
tuDh vin siDhee kinai na paa-ee-aa.
-without Your Grace, no one could achieve any of these virtues

ਕਰਮਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਠਾਕਿ ਰਹਾਈਆ ॥੩॥
karam milai naahee thaak rahaa-ee-aa. ||3||
When by Your Grace they obtain these virtues, no one can stop them from receiving these virtues.

ਆਖਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਕਿਆ ਵੇਚਾਰਾ ॥
aakhan vaalaa ki-aa vaychaaraa.
How can a helpless mortal describe Your Virtues?

ਸਿਫਤੀ ਭਰੇ ਤੇਰੇ ਭੰਡਾਰਾ ॥
siftee bharay tayray bhandaaraa.
Your creation is full of Your virtues.

ਜਿਸੁ ਤੂ ਦੇਹਿ ਤਿਸੈ ਕਿਆ ਚਾਰਾ ॥
jis too deh tisai ki-aa chaaraa.
Whom you bless with these virtues, nobody has the power to obstruct his path

ਨਾਨਕ ਸਚੁ ਸਵਾਰਣਹਾਰਾ ॥੪॥੨॥
naanak sach savaaranhaaraa. ||4||2||
O’ Nanak, God Himself is the embellisher of that fortunate one

ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥
aasaa mehlaa 1.
Raag Aasaa, by the First Guru:

ਆਖਾ ਜੀਵਾ ਵਿਸਰੈ ਮਰਿ ਜਾਉ ॥
aakhaa jeevaa visrai mar jaa-o.
When I utter His Name, I feel spiritually alive, but if I don’t, I feel spiritually dead.

ਆਖਣਿ ਅਉਖਾ ਸਾਚਾ ਨਾਉ ॥
aakhan a-ukhaa saachaa naa-o.
(In spite of knowing that), to utter His Name seems so difficult.

ਸਾਚੇ ਨਾਮ ਕੀ ਲਾਗੈ ਭੂਖ ॥
saachay naam kee laagai bhookh.
When one feels a strong urge to remember Him with love and devotion,

ਉਤੁ ਭੂਖੈ ਖਾਇ ਚਲੀਅਹਿ ਦੂਖ ॥੧॥
ut bhookhai khaa-ay chalee-ahi dookh. ||1||
-then by satisfying that urge, all one’s sufferings end.

ਸੋ ਕਿਉ ਵਿਸਰੈ ਮੇਰੀ ਮਾਇ ॥
so ki-o visrai mayree maa-ay.
O’ my mother, why should one forsake that God,

ਸਾਚਾ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸਾਚੈ ਨਾਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
saachaa saahib saachai naa-ay. ||1|| rahaa-o.
who is the true Master and whose greatness is everlasting.

ਸਾਚੇ ਨਾਮ ਕੀ ਤਿਲੁ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥
saachay naam kee til vadi-aa-ee.
Trying  to describe even an iota of the Greatness of the True Master,

ਆਖਿ ਥਕੇ ਕੀਮਤਿ ਨਹੀ ਪਾਈ ॥
aakh thakay keemat nahee paa-ee.
-people have grown weary, but they have not been able to evaluate it.

ਜੇ ਸਭਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਕੈ ਆਖਣ ਪਾਹਿ ॥
jay sabh mil kai aakhan paahi.
Even if everyone were to gather together and speak of His greatness.

ਵਡਾ ਨ ਹੋਵੈ ਘਾਟਿ ਨ ਜਾਇ ॥੨॥
vadaa na hovai ghaat na jaa-ay. ||2||
He would not become any greater or any lesser. ||2||

ਨਾ ਓਹੁ ਮਰੈ ਨ ਹੋਵੈ ਸੋਗੁ ॥
naa oh marai na hovai sog.
That God does not die; there is no reason to mourn.

ਦੇਦਾ ਰਹੈ ਨ ਚੂਕੈ ਭੋਗੁ ॥
daydaa rahai na chookai bhog.
He continues to give, and His Provisions never run short.

ਗੁਣੁ ਏਹੋ ਹੋਰੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਕੋਇ ॥
gun ayho hor naahee ko-ay.
This Virtue is His alone; there is no other like Him.

ਨਾ ਕੋ ਹੋਆ ਨਾ ਕੋ ਹੋਇ ॥੩॥
naa ko ho-aa naa ko ho-ay. ||3||
There never has been, and there never will be (anyone like Him). ||3||

ਜੇਵਡੁ ਆਪਿ ਤੇਵਡ ਤੇਰੀ ਦਾਤਿ ॥
jayvad aap tayvad tayree daat.
(O’ God), Your gifts are as great as you are

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