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Mantra: Pavan Guru Paanee Pitaa

Complete Mantra:
Pavan guru paanee pitaa
Maataa dharat mahat
Divas raat du-i daa-ee daayaa
Khaylai sagal jagat
Changi-aaeeaa Buri-aaeeaa
Vaachai dharam hadoor
Karmee aapo aapanee kay nayray kay door
Jinee naam dhiaaiaa
Gay masakat ghaal
Nanak tay mukh ujalay
Kaytee chhutee naal

Translation:
The Pranic Wind is the Guru,
Water is the father,
And Earth is the great mother of all.
Day and night are the two nurses,
In whose lap all the world is at play.
Good deeds and bad deeds, the record is read out
In the presence of the Lord of Dharma.
According to their own ctions, some are drawn closer, and some are driven farther away.
Those who have meditated on the Naam, the Name of the Lord,
And departed after having worked by the sweat of their brow,
O Nanak, their faces are radiant in the Court of the Lord,
And many others are saved along with them!

More Information:
This shalok brings self-satisfaction, elevation, acknowledgement and respect. Translation, transliteration, and comments courtesy of: Psyche of the Soul, by Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji et al. Copyright 1993 Hand Made Books

Source:
Siri Guru Granth Sahib

Author:
Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Language:
Gurmukhi

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