Mantra: Paataalaa Paataal
Lakh aagaasaa aagaas
Orak orak Bhaal thakay
Vayd kehn ik vaat
Sehs athaareh kehn kataybaa
Asuloo ik dhaat
Laykhaa ho-i ta likheeai
Laykhai ho-i vinass
Naanak vadaa aakheeai
Aapay jaanai aap
There are nether worlds beneath nether worlds,
And hundreds of thousands of heavenly worlds above.
The Vedas say that you can search to find them all, until you grow weary.
The scriptures say that there are 18,000 worlds,
But in reality, there is only the one universe.
If you try to write an account of this,
You will surely finish yourself before you finish writing it.
O Nanak, call him great! He himself knows himself.
The twenty-second pauree brings victory in legal battles. It gives you the strategy. 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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