Japji Pauri 21 also known as Tirath Tap
tirath tap da-i-aa dat daan.
jay ko paavai til kaa maan.
suni-aa mani-aa man keetaa bhaa-o.
antargat tirath mal naa-o.
sabh gun tayray mai naahee ko-ay.
vin gun keetay bhagat na ho-ay.
su-asat aath banee barmaa-o.
sat suhaan sadaa man chaa-o.
kavan so vaylaa vakhat kavan kavan thit kavan vaar.
kavan se rutee maahu kavan jit ho-aa aakaar.
vayl na paa-ee-aa pandtee je hovai laykh puraan.
vakhat na paa-i-o kaadee-aa je likhan laykh kuraan.
thit vaar naa jogee jaanai rut maahu naa ko-ee.
jaa kartaa sirthee ka-o saajay aapay jaanai so-ee.
kiv kar aakhaa kiv saalaahee ki-o varnee kiv jaanaa.
naanak aakhan sabh ko aakhai ik doo ik si-aanaa.
vadaa saahib vadee naa-ee keetaa jaa kaa hovai.
naanak jay ko aapou jaanai agai ga-i-aa na sohai. ||21||
Pilgrimages, ritual discipline, compassion and charity on their own
these, by themselves, bring only tiny amount of honor.
Listening and believing with love and humility in your mind,
cleanse yourself by repeating the Name at the sacred shrine deep within.
All virtues are Yours, Beloved, I have none at all.
Without virtue, there is no devotional worship.
I bow to the Beloved One, to the Divine Word, to Brahma the Creator.
The Creator is Beautiful, True and Eternally Joyful.
What was that time, and what was that moment? What was that day, and what was that date?
What was that season, and what was that month, when the Universe was created?
The Sages, the religious scholars, cannot find that time, even if it is written in the scriptures.
That time is not known to the Qazis, who study the Koran.
The day and the date are not known to the Yogīs, nor is the month or the season.
The Creator who created this creation – only that Creator knows.
How can we speak of the Divine? How can we praise the One? How can we describe the Beloved? How can we know the One?
O Nanak, everyone speaks of the Divine, each one wiser than the rest.
Great is the Master, Great the Name. Whatever happens is according to divine will.
O Nanak, one who claims to know everything shall not be decorated in the world hereafter. ||21||
The Twenty-First Pauri will maintain your status, grace and position.
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