Mantra: Jay jug chaaray aarjaa
Jay jug chaaray aarjaa hor dasoonee hoay
Navaa khandaa vich jaanee-ai
Naal chalai sabh ko-ay
Changaa naao rakhaa-i kai
Jas keerat jag layh
Jay tis nadar na aava-ee
Ta vaat na puchhai kay
Keetaa andar keet kar
Dosee dos dharay
Naanak nirgun gun karay
Gunvantiaa gun day
Tayhaa ko-i na sujha-ee
Jay tis gun koay karay
If your life could be extended throughout the four ages,
Or even ten times longer,
If you were known across the nine continents,
And followed by everyone,
With a good name and reputation,
Fame and praise throughout the world,
Still, if god does not bless youwith his glance of grace, then who cares?
What is the use?
Among worms, you shall be looked down upon as a worm,
And the contemptible sinners shall hold you in contempt.
O Nanak, God bestows worth upon the unworthy,
And virtue upon the virtuous.
No one can even imagine anyone
Who bestows virtue upon him.
When you suffer from greed, madness for power, overbearing expansion and the need to control. When you become trapped in your territoriality, the seventh pauree will heal you.
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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