Mantra: Gaavai Ko Taan
Gaavai ko taan, hovai kisai taan
Gaavai ko daat, jaanai neeshaan
Gaavai ko gun vadeeaa-eeaa chaar
Gavvai ko vidiaa vikham veechaar
Gaavai ko saaj karay tan khayh
Gaavai ko jeea lai fir dayh
Gaavai ko jaapai disai door
Gaavai ko vaykhai haadara hadoor
Kathna kathee na aavai tot
Kath kath kathee, kotee kot kot
Dayndaa day lainday thak paaeh
Jugaa jugantar khaahee khaaeh
Hukamee Hukam chalaa-ay raaho
Naanak vigasai vayparvaaho
Some sing of his power - who has that power?
Some sing of his gifts, and know these as his sign and insignia.
Some sing of his glorious virtures, his greatness and his beauty.
Some sing of knowledge of him, through arduous study and contemplation.
Some sing that he fashions the body, and then again reduces it to dust.
Some sing that he takes life away, and then again restores it.
Some sing that he seems far away;
Some sing that he watches over us, face to face, ever present.
There is no lack of those who preach and teach.
Millions upon millions offer millions of sermons and stories.
The great giver keeps on giving, while those who receive grow weary of receiving.
Throughout the ages, consumers consume.
The Commander, by his command, leads us to walk upon the path.
O Nanak, he blossoms forth, carefree and independent.
Thie third pauree transforms insufficiency into sufficiency, turns depression into elevation, and transforms low self esteem into complete self confidence. Translation and comments courtesy of: Psyche of the Soul, by Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, Copyright 1993, Hand Made Books.
Siri Guru Granth Sahib
Guru Nanak Dev Ji
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