Mantra: Asankh Jap
Asankh Jap Asankh bhaao
Asankh pooja asankh tap taao
Asankh granth mukh vayd paath
Asankh jog man reheh udaas
Asankh bhagat gun giaan veechaar
Asankh satee asankh daataar
Asankh soor muh bhakh saar
Asankh mon liv laa-i taar
Kudrat kavan kahaa veechaar
Vaariaa na jaavaa ayk vaar
Jo tudh bhaavai saaee bhalee kaar
Too sadaa salaamat nirankaar
Countless meditations, countless loves.
Countless devotions, countless austere disciplines.
Countless scriptures, and Vedas recited ritualistically.
Countless yogis, their minds remaining detached from the world.
Countless devotees, contemplating God's wisdom and his Glorious Virtues.
Countless holy people, countless givers.
Countless heroic spiritual warriors, who with their mouths eat steel,
Bearing the brunt of the battle.
Countless silent sages vibrating the string of his love.
How can your creative potency be described?
I cannot even once be a sacrifice unto you.
Whatever pleases you is the only good done,
You, the eternal and formless one.
The seventeenth pauree brings freedom and resurrection. Translation and comments courtesy of: Psyche of the Soul, by Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji et al, Copyright 1993 Hand Made Books.
Siri Guru Granth Sahib
Guru Nanak Dev Ji
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