Mantra: Asankh Moorakh
Asankh moorakh andh ghor
Asankh chor haraamkhor
Asankh amar kar jaa-i jor
Asankh galvadh hatiaa kamaa-eh
Asankh paapee paap kar jaa-i
Asankh kooriaar kooray firaa-eh
Asankh malaychh maal bhakh khaa-eh
Asankh nindak sir kareh bhaar
Naanak neech kehai veechaar
Vaariaa na jaavaa ayk vaar
Jo tudh bhaavai saaee bhalee kaar
Too sadaa salaamat nirankaar
Countless fools, blinded by ignorance.
Countless thieves and criminals.
Countless impose their will by force.
Countless cut-throats and ruthless killers.
Countless sinners who keep right on sinning.
Countless liars, wandering lost in their lies.
Countless wretched beings, eating filth as their ration.
Countless slanderers, carrying the weight of their stupid mistakes on their heads.
Nanak describes the state of the lowly.
I cannot even once be a sacrifice unto you.
Whatever please you is the only good done,
You, the eternal and formless one.
The eighteenth pauree fights madness, deep feelings of inferiority and self destructive behavior.
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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