Mantra: Asankh Naav
Asankh Naav Asankh Thaa
Agamm agamm asankh loa
Asankh keheh sir bhaar ho-i
Akhree naam akhree saalaah
Akhree giaan geet gun gaah
Akhree likhan bolan baan
Akhraa sir sanjog vakhaan
Jin eh likhay tis sir naa-eh
Jiv furmaa-ay tiv tiv paa-eh
Jaytaa keetaa taytaa naao
Vin naavay naahee ko thaao
Kudrat kavan kahaa veechaar
Vaariaa na jaavaa ayk vaar
Jo tudh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar
Too sadaa salaamat nirankaar
Countless names, countless places.
Unfathomable, inaccessible, countless celestial realms.
Even to call them countless is to carry the weight of your mistakes on your head.
From the Word, comes the Naam;
From the Word, come your praises.
From the Word, comes spiritual wisdom,
singing the songs of your glory.
From the Word, come the written and spoken words and hymns.
From the Word, comes one's destiny, written upon the forehead.
But the one who wrote these words of destiny -
His forehead is not written upon.
As he ordains, so do we receive.
The created universe is the manifestation of your name.
Without your name, ther is no place at all.
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 nineteenth pauree brings universal knowledge, inspiration, and revelation. If you understand this
pauree, you'll never have trouble understanding anything.
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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