Japji Pauri 16 also known as Panch Parvaan
panch parvaan panch pardhaan.
panchay paavahi dargahi maan.
panchay sohahi dar raajaan.
panchaa kaa gur ayk Dhi-aan.
jay ko kahai karai veechaar.
kartay kai karnai naahee sumaar.
Dhoul Dharam da-i-aa kaa poot.
santokh thaap rakhi-aa jin soot.
jay ko bujhai hovai sachiaar.
Dhavlai upar kaytaa bhaar.
Dhartee hor parai hor hor.
tis tay bhaar talai kavan jor.
jee-a jaat rangaa kay naav.
sabhnaa likhi-aa vurhee kalaam.
ayhu laykhaa likh jaanai ko-ay.
laykhaa likhi-aa kaytaa ho-ay.
kaytaa taan su-aalihu roop.
kaytee daat jaanai koun koot.
keetaa pasaa-o ayko kavaa-o.
tis tay ho-ay lakh daree-aa-o.
kudrat kavan kahaa veechaar.
vaari-aa na jaavaa ayk vaar.
jo tuDh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar.
too sadaa salaamat nirankaar. ||16||
Those who believe, who recognize the divine in themselves, become the leaders.
Those who believe are given the greatest honor in the Divine Court
Those who believe are the most beautiful in the courts of kings.
Those who believe meditate single-mindedly on the One.
No matter how much one tries to explain and describe them,
the actions of the Creator cannot be contained or understood.
The mythical bull is Dharma, the son of Mother compassion;
this is what patiently holds the Earth in its place.
One who understands this becomes the holder of truth. What a great load there is on the back of the bull of Divine truth!
So many worlds beyond this world – so very many!
What power holds them, and supports their weight?
The names and the colors of the assorted species of beings
were all inscribed by the ever-flowing pen of the Divine.
Who knows how to write this account?
Just imagine what a huge scroll it would take!
What power! What fascinating beauty!
And what gifts! Who can know their extent?
You created the vast expanse of the Universe with One Word!
Hundreds of thousands of rivers began to flow.
How can Your Creative Potency be described?
I cannot even once be a sacrifice to You.
Whatever pleases You is the only good done,
You, Eternal and Formless One! ||16||
The Sixteenth Pauri gives knowledge of the structure of universe.
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