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Does the Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji Actually Mention God?

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  1. Randip Singh

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    All this talk on Atheism, has got me thinking. Does the Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji actually mention the word God, or does it actually just mention something else. Not God as in the Semitic concept.

    For example, the first few lines of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji describe "God" as:

    Sat - Truth
    Akaal Moorat - beyond space and time
    Even Ek Onkaar - does not even mean God strictly!
     
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    Randip Ji
    In our daily nitnem Japjisahib, we utter Oh vaikhai ona nadar na avaeh bahuta eh vidaan.

    Best regards
    Mohinder Singh Sahni
     
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    <table cellspacing="5"><tbody><tr><td>
    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਅਸਟਪਦੀ
    असटपदी ॥
    Asatpaḏī.
    Ashtapadee:

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਮਨ ਮਹਿ ਰਾਖੁ
    अबिनासी प्रभु मन महि राखु ॥
    Abẖināsī parabẖ man mėh rākẖ.
    Keep the Immortal Lord God enshrined within your mind.

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਮਾਨੁਖ ਕੀ ਤੂ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਤਿਆਗੁ
    मानुख की तू प्रीति तिआगु ॥
    Mānukẖ kī ṯū parīṯ ṯi▫āg.
    Renounce your love and attachment to people.

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਤਿਸ ਤੇ ਪਰੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਕਿਛੁ ਕੋਇ
    तिस ते परै नाही किछु कोइ ॥
    Ŧis ṯe parai nāhī kicẖẖ ko▫e.
    Beyond Him, there is nothing at all.

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਸਰਬ ਨਿਰੰਤਰਿ ਏਕੋ ਸੋਇ
    सरब निरंतरि एको सोइ ॥
    Sarab niranṯar eko so▫e.
    The One Lord is pervading among all.

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਆਪੇ ਬੀਨਾ ਆਪੇ ਦਾਨਾ
    आपे बीना आपे दाना ॥
    Āpe bīnā āpe ḏānā.
    He Himself is All-seeing; He Himself is All-knowing,

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਗਹਿਰ ਗੰਭੀਰੁ ਗਹੀਰੁ ਸੁਜਾਨਾ
    गहिर ग्मभीरु गहीरु सुजाना ॥
    Gahir gambẖīr gahīr sujānā.
    Unfathomable, Profound, Deep and All-knowing.

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਪਰਮੇਸੁਰ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ
    पारब्रहम परमेसुर गोबिंद ॥
    Pārbarahm parmesur gobinḏ.
    He is the Supreme Lord God, the Transcendent Lord, the Lord of the Universe,

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਨਿਧਾਨ ਦਇਆਲ ਬਖਸੰਦ
    क्रिपा निधान दइआल बखसंद ॥
    Kirpā niḏẖān ḏa▫i▫āl bakẖsanḏ.
    the Treasure of mercy, compassion and forgiveness.
    </td></tr></tbody></table>
     
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    Randip ji,

    Guru Fateh.

    A very good question. That is the reason I ask all people of other beliefs or non- beliefs, which mainly include Atheists and Muslims when they visit this forum if they understand what " God" is according to Sikhi, and from there questioning it is quite apparent that they have preconceived idea of a deity God in Sikhi which is due to absence of any thought process or inkling to research the matter first before jumping to any kind of conclusions.

    IK ONG KAAR means ONE SOURCE OF ALL that there is, has been and shall be. The latter part is explained by Guru Nanak in the first pauri of Jap.

    So, IT is neither a personified deity that the Atheists define as "God" but not theirs because they have no belief in it. The funny part is that how can one define something/someone that one claims does not exist? Nor is it exclusive to any one religion or school of thought that claims that " God" only sent their people as the exclusive Messengers, Prophets..

    Did the concept of monopoly start in this manner?:)

    I would urge these people to ask questions first or read and understand Gurbani on their own rather than coming with their concept of God to the Sikhi forum and declaring it to be the best dish they have brought for this pot luck get together.

    Tejwant Singh
     
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    Tejwant ji

    I would urge people also to ask questions and read and understanding Gurbani on their own before declaring that "God" does not exist as per Gurmat, or that Sikhism is a variant of "atheisim" as they define it.

    I would further urge people to study some philosophy under the tutelage of reputable teachers before they come up with their own concept of "atheism" and then serve it up as the best dish they have brought for this pot luck get together.

    :happykaur:
     
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    speaking of potlucks, what should be done with the leftovers?



    the abrahamic god seems like an emotional person, judgemental, subject to wrath and anger.

    so the question I must ask is:

    does god in sikh scripture show any attributes of human emotion?

    if yes, then expanded:
    is this expression of emotion, described in scripture, qualitatively the same as that felt in a 'typical' (for lack of a better word) social or environmental medium?

    How to solve:
    so, what is the understanding of emotion that is expressed within sikh scriptures?
     
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    Namjab ji, does:

    Abẖināsī parabẖ man mėh rākẖ.

    Actually mean God?

    Please analyse the words.

    Everyone else, thanks for your input.

    More I am reading Bani, more I am thinking the Sikh concept of "God" is waaaaaaaaay different from any other concepts there are in other religions.
     
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    Randip Ji..absolutley right..the EK Oangkaar is EK Oangkaar and thats how we should "translate" ..the normal God..Lord etc sound so inadequate...:happysingh:
     
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    <table cellspacing="5"><tbody><tr><td>ਸਲੋਕੁ
    सलोकु ॥
    Salok.
    Shalok:

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਅਗਮ ਅਗਾਧਿ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਸੋਇ
    अगम अगाधि पारब्रहमु सोइ ॥
    Agam agāḏẖ pārbarahm so▫e.
    Unapproachable and Unfathomable is the Supreme Lord God;

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਜੋ ਜੋ ਕਹੈ ਸੁ ਮੁਕਤਾ ਹੋਇ
    जो जो कहै सु मुकता होइ ॥
    Jo jo kahai so mukṯā ho▫e.
    whoever speaks of Him shall be liberated.

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਸੁਨਿ ਮੀਤਾ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਬਿਨਵੰਤਾ
    सुनि मीता नानकु बिनवंता ॥
    Sun mīṯā Nānak binvanṯā.
    Listen, O friends, Nanak prays,

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਸਾਧ ਜਨਾ ਕੀ ਅਚਰਜ ਕਥਾ ॥੧॥
    साध जना की अचरज कथा ॥१॥
    Sāḏẖ janā kī acẖraj kathā. ||1||
    to the wonderful story of the Holy. ||1||
    </td></tr></tbody></table>

    Yes Randip,

    The Sikh concept of the Unapproachable and Unfathomable God
    is different from the Ram Rahim which appear in Puranas and the Quran.

    It is the mind that tries to arrive at concepts because it cannot witness a multi-directional reality which is beyond its natural habitat. In other words, the mind cannot operate beyond the space-time continuum.
     
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    I hope you are not serious else you should not have stated this in the post. However, Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji is all about the praise of Him or naam and shabad. There is not a single shabad [hymn] that would be without the Karta-purukh. Many attributes of God have been stated at many places. I am giving below some of the attributes. You will have to make out the exact meaning as I have made notes for self-use. The following list contains only 112 entries and if you so require further list can be posted.I have put them as per my convenience.You may alter the sequence.

    1. He is the best friend-[175-2]
    2. He is mother-[175-3]
    3. He is pervading among all-[176-7]
    4. He is pervading Land , wate and sky-[176-5]
    5. He creates, watches and assigns everyone to task- [173-13]
    6. He crated maya-[6-14]
    7. He is great as he wishes to be-[6-3]
    8. He knows Himself –[5-10]
    9. His limits cannot be known – [5-7]
    10. No one can know His Limits – [5-9]
    11. Even Knowing Him he cannot be described – [2-9]
    12. He is the giver of soul – [2-10]
    13. He created the expanse with one word- [3-16]
    14. He is immaculate and pure- [2-7]
    15. He is the Karta- [165-11][178-2]
    16. He causes us to act the way He wants-[168-8][178-2]
    17. He is Boat and Raft and Boatman-[165-11]
    18. He leads us astray-152-9]
    19. He is unseen-[162-19]
    20. He imparts understanding-[152-9]
    21. He speaks, teaches and Listen-[152-4]
    22. He cannot be described-[151-14]
    23. He does everything-[151-10][165-11][166-3][167-18][167-19][176-15][177-18]
    24. He inspires us to understand Him-[150-14]
    25. He alone knows who He gives Knowledge-[150-14]
    26. He knows the inner nature of all-[150-15]
    27. He spoke the word-[150-16]
    28. He inspires us [124-3]
    29. He acts and causes other to act-[125-17][141-9]
    30. He instills separation- [125-13]
    31. He himself gives pain and pleasures- [125-13]
    32. He causes us to act-[125-14]
    33. He is the creator and enjoyer-[125-15]
    34. He is Maya and Illusion- [125-16]
    35. He creates emotional attachment- [125-16]
    36. He is the giver of Virtues- [125-17][163-12][163-13]
    37. He himself chants- [125-17]
    38. He himself unites us- [125-19][162-19]
    39. He leads us to merge with him- [126-14][126-15]
    40. He leads us to serve Him- [126-14]
    41. He bestows Virtues- [126-15]
    42. He Himself is remote- [129-18]
    43. He is inaccessible and Incomprehensible [130-5][130-10]
    44. He is within everybody-[172-1]
    45. He is within but cannot be seen- [130-10]
    46. He is within But stubborn do not taste Him-[171-12]
    47. He is always with us-[170-4]
    48. He does not die, come and go- [46-17]
    49. He is wise, giving, tender Hearted, pure, Beautiful, Companion, helper, Infinite- [47-1]
    50. He Himself bestows life and death- [48-2]
    51. He alone knows His Creative Power; He Himself does all deeds. [53-14]
    52. He Himself acts, and causes others to act. He Himself establishes. [131-14]
    53. He Himself created and adorned the Universe, and He Himself contemplates it. [143-13]
    54. Some are counterfeit, and some are genuine. He Himself is the Appraiser [143-14]
    55. He Himself gives His Love [147-17]
    56. He himself Kills and brings back to life-[155-9]
    57. He takes care of Karma as well-[157-1]
    58. He takes care of His being- [157-11]
    59. He Himself Unites In Union- [157-16]
    60. His value cannot be estimated-[157-18]
    61. He alone is the Giver-[158-8]
    62. He is the Lover of Devotees-[159-2]
    63. He Inspires us for His devotional worship-[159-2]
    64. He wakes us from sleep-[160-12]
    65. He gives wisdom-[163-1]
    66. He Himself Links us to Name-[163-2]
    67. He permeates in His universe-[164-3]
    68. He permeates and is pervading everywhere –[178-9]
    69. He saves the Gurmukh-[165-6]
    70. He is Yogi-[165-7]
    71. He practice Tap meditation in Trance -[165-7]
    72. He is shabad and awareness –[165-8]
    73. He chants and inspires others-[165-9]
    74. He is nectar and He Himself makes us drink-[165-10]
    75. He saves us through Guru-[165-12]
    76. He himself carries us across-[165-12]
    77. He inspires us to worship-[166-4][174-14]
    78. He us in all –[167-19]
    79. He is infinite, all powerful, Immeasurable-[169-1]
    80. He pervades everywhere-[169-1][178-9]
    81. He is infinite, All powerful, Master of Universe, architect of destiny-[169-4]
    82. He is own master, No one is greater than Him-[169-9]
    83. He leads us and we follow the path-[169-4]
    84. He is Merciful and destroyer of all pains- [169-17]
    85. He Himself forgives and liberate-[170-5]
    86. He controls everything-[170-18]
    87. He is wonderful and playful-[174-9]
    88. He created Krishna- [174-10]
    89. He is the Gopi who seeks Krishna-[174-10
    90. He enjoys every heart-He is the Ravisher[174-10]
    91. He is the True Guru-Yogi- [174-11]
    92. He created the world and plays in many ways-[174-12]
    93. He gives His gifts who beg from Him-[174-12]
    94. He fulfills the desires of devotees-[174-15]
    95. He is All pervading-He is not far away-[174-15]
    96. He is within and outside-pervading everywhere-[174-16]
    97. He is the music of Pranic Wind within, He plays the Music –[174-17]
    98. He Himself leads us to His sanctuary-[174-19]
    99. He preserves the Honor of devotees –[174-19]
    100. He is the Best friend-[175-11]
    101. He is with His creatures-[177-2]
    102. He protects His servants- [177-18]
    103. He is always with us-[177-19]
    104. He is the inner knower-[178-3]
    105. He is the Treasure of excellence –[178-9]
    106. He is in mind-[178-9]
    107. He knows His state and condition-[178-15]
    108. He attaches us and we are attached-[178-16]
    109. He has no end or Limitation-[178-17]
    110. He gives maya and infuses desire for it-[179-11]
    111. He Himself Annihilates and Restores –[178-11]
    112. He assigns us to His service –[180-8]

      The list is only indicative and one can expand it. Hope it shall be useful for other members as well for reference. One is requested to kindly check the line numbers etc. before using this. These are personal notes and there may be some errors as well.

      Yes, Dear sir , with so many attributes of some one you will allow us the prerogative of addressing it as a God or waheguru only.

      Hope it helps
      Regards!
      Taranjeet
     
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    Taranjeet ji

    Others may find fault with my reply, however, I am very appreciative that you took the time to post this compendium. Beautiful -- as far as I am concerned.

    One thing would make it better, and it is something I will do a little bit at a time. Post the link from each line to the full shabad. Don't worry, I can take care of it.

    A while ago, when there was so more much time for vichaar, I began a thread which relates well with your post. The thread is entitled, He Is. I am posting the link because many of the shabads where your tuks are located can be found in that thread. There are more than 12 pages of shabads and conversation on the topic He Is within this thread.

    Connecting thread:

    http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/gurmat-vichaar/19567-he-is.html
     
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    Thank You very much that you liked the post.But you kept me in suspense for a day or two as the post was not thanked by you or anybody. I was surprised to think if I had committed some blunder. But after Rajneesh Madhok ji had thanked , I am at peace that I have not posted something absurd.

    If you had liked the post you could have made it known by clicking the Thanks Button. It would have sent me signals that what I posted was in line. Kindly do not forget that you have to encourage us so that we improve our participation and improve the standard of posts.

    Coming to HE IS , It is a beautiful thread and apparently you have put in lot of labor.You can revive it by posting a shabad once a while when you have time. I know it is very hard for you as you are a busy person.If you permit me I shall also start posting when it is convenient for me as well.

    I am really sorry that I could not reply to this earlier i.e. in the morning as I was hard pressed for time.

    Warm Regards!
     
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    Lets analyse this words meaning:

    pārbarahm

    input welcome please.
     
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    You are missing the point I am making.

    Sikhi talks about something bigger than us, but is it saying "God" in the sense other religions see it.

    Even "Waheguru" is Wondrous Teacher !!

    Like I stated above, the concept of "God" in Sikhi is waaaaaaaaay different from any other concepts or maybe even the concept of "God" as Sikhs understand it.
     
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    For some time I have done a similar contemplation. The concept of God as in other religions is different from Sikhee.


    Three words are important in this respect.

    Sargun-
    with attributes (attributed)

    Nirgun -attributeless (unattributed)

    Nirankar- both
    formless and also formed.

    (
    Nirankaar aakaar aap nirgun sargun ayk.
    He Himself is formless and also formed; the One Lord is without attributes and also with attributes.

    -SGGS ji -250


    God in Sikhee appears to be conceived as Nirankar being without form meaning all existence is God's visible form, but no part of it is a substitute for God. God is also Nirguna and sargun.Often our soul is said to be nirgun.

    From Ek Ongkar has come Nirankar then Nirgun / Sargun aspects of creation. The Shabad is coming is coming from Nirankar and is the creative force.

    ਉਤਪਤਿਪਰਲਉਸਬਦੇਹੋਵੈ
    outhapath paralo sabadhae hovai ||
    Creation and destruction happen through the Word of the Shabad.
    ਸਬਦੇਹੀਫਿਰਿਓਪਤਿਹੋਵੈ
    sabadhae hee fir oupath hovai ||
    Through the Shabad, creation happens again
    -
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    ਸੁਸਬਦਕਉਨਿਰੰਤਰਿਵਾਸੁਅਲਖੰਜਹਦੇਖਾਤਹਸੋਈ
    s sabadh ko niranthar vaas alakhan jeh dhaekhaa theh soee ||
    That Shabad dwells deep within the nucleus of all beings. God is invisible; wherever I look, there I see Him.
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    Let us look at some different prevailing beliefs about God and creation.
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    Religions portray GOD as transcendent -existing above and beyond the material world , as immanent - present within the material world or both.
    God is characterized as follows:

    Animism: A belief in a multitude of spiritual beings that either help or harm. So these are to be appeased.

    Dualism: A belief in two supreme Gods that are in opposition to each other. Good and Evil.

    Deism: A belief that God transcended creation after creating the universe. The universe is functioning in accordance with laws and God does not involve himself in the affairs of universe.

    Monotheism : A belief that there is just one God.

    Pantheism : A belief that the universe, with its substances, laws and forces, is an emanation of God. The creator is identified with the creation. All is God and God is all.

    Panentheism: A modification of pantheism, insisting that God is the essence of life within creation but is not manifested as creation. All is in God and God is in all.

    Polytheism : A belief in the existence of many gods with each god unique . Gods for personality trait. Gods for many facet of nature.

    Theism : A belief in a God that is transcendent, immanent and caring for those in the world. God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent in theism. He is perfect, even though evil exists in the world. Being a personal God often intervenes in the affairs of men. The life of creation is a gift of God and not a manifestation of God



    Christianity, Islam and Judaism are, monotheistic with some differences. Such as do not subscribe to either pantheism or panentheism.
    Sikhism is an exception. It stands for monotheism but with a modified panentheistic stance on creation. All is in God. God is in All. All is God. ---- Ekoooo

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    What diverse views. No wonder a Guru is needed.



    The Shabad as is in Sikhism, is not seen in other religions (as for as I could find it). For the Sikhs the Shabad Guru individually guides and is ever with everyone.
    A thought comes that is Shabad Guru for the Sikhs is same as Personal God for many others. This view requires a thinking.
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    Some nice points Gur meet hi, glad to see you understood what I was getting at.
     
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    The teachings of most of the saints amongst Hindus and Muslims refer as far as Brahm. Very rarely do we find in them references to Parbrahm. But in SGGS you get Parbrahm everywhere, so to speak. It means beyond Brahm because Brahmand or Brahm Lok is subject to change and destruction. Beyond Brahmand is AmarLok or Parbrahm or Sach Khand.

    Let's view the contents of the following shabad:-

    <table cellspacing="5"><tbody><tr><td>ਸਿਰੀਰਾਗੁ ਮਹਲਾ
    सिरीरागु महला ५ ॥
    Sirīrāg mėhlā 5.
    Siree Raag, Fifth Mehl:

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਜਾ ਕਉ ਮੁਸਕਲੁ ਅਤਿ ਬਣੈ ਢੋਈ ਕੋਇ ਦੇਇ
    जा कउ मुसकलु अति बणै ढोई कोइ न देइ ॥
    Jā ka▫o muskal aṯ baṇai dẖo▫ī ko▫e na ḏe▫e.
    When you are confronted with terrible hardships, and no one offers you any support,

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਲਾਗੂ ਹੋਏ ਦੁਸਮਨਾ ਸਾਕ ਭਿ ਭਜਿ ਖਲੇ
    लागू होए दुसमना साक भि भजि खले ॥
    Lāgū ho▫e ḏusmanā sāk bẖė bẖaj kẖale.
    when your friends turn into enemies, and even your relatives have deserted you,

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਸਭੋ ਭਜੈ ਆਸਰਾ ਚੁਕੈ ਸਭੁ ਅਸਰਾਉ
    सभो भजै आसरा चुकै सभु असराउ ॥
    Sabẖo bẖajai āsrā cẖukai sabẖ asrā▫o.
    and when all support has given way, and all hope has been lost -

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਚਿਤਿ ਆਵੈ ਓਸੁ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਲਗੈ ਤਤੀ ਵਾਉ ॥੧॥
    चिति आवै ओसु पारब्रहमु लगै न तती वाउ ॥१॥
    Cẖiṯ āvai os pārbarahm lagai na ṯaṯī vā▫o. ||1||
    if you then come to remember the Supreme Lord God, even the hot wind shall not touch you. ||1||

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਨਿਤਾਣਿਆ ਕਾ ਤਾਣੁ
    साहिबु निताणिआ का ताणु ॥
    Sāhib niṯāṇi▫ā kā ṯāṇ.
    Our Lord and Master is the Power of the powerless.

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਆਇ ਜਾਈ ਥਿਰੁ ਸਦਾ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦੀ ਸਚੁ ਜਾਣੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ
    आइ न जाई थिरु सदा गुर सबदी सचु जाणु ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
    Ā▫e na jā▫ī thir saḏā gur sabḏī sacẖ jāṇ. ||1|| rahā▫o.
    He does not come or go; He is Eternal and Permanent. Through the Word of the Guru's Shabad, He is known as True. ||1||Pause||

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਜੇ ਕੋ ਹੋਵੈ ਦੁਬਲਾ ਨੰਗ ਭੁਖ ਕੀ ਪੀਰ
    जे को होवै दुबला नंग भुख की पीर ॥
    Je ko hovai ḏublā nang bẖukẖ kī pīr.
    If you are weakened by the pains of hunger and poverty,

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਦਮੜਾ ਪਲੈ ਨਾ ਪਵੈ ਨਾ ਕੋ ਦੇਵੈ ਧੀਰ
    दमड़ा पलै ना पवै ना को देवै धीर ॥
    Ḏamṛā palai nā pavai nā ko ḏevai ḏẖīr.
    with no money in your pockets, and no one will give you any comfort,

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਸੁਆਰਥੁ ਸੁਆਉ ਕੋ ਕਰੇ ਨਾ ਕਿਛੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਕਾਜੁ
    सुआरथु सुआउ न को करे ना किछु होवै काजु ॥
    Su▫ārath su▫ā▫o na ko kare nā kicẖẖ hovai kāj.
    and no one will satisfy your hopes and desires, and none of your works is accomplished -

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਚਿਤਿ ਆਵੈ ਓਸੁ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਤਾ ਨਿਹਚਲੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਰਾਜੁ ॥੨॥
    चिति आवै ओसु पारब्रहमु ता निहचलु होवै राजु ॥२॥
    Cẖiṯ āvai os pārbarahm ṯā nihcẖal hovai rāj. ||2||
    if you then come to remember the Supreme Lord God, you shall obtain the eternal kingdom. ||2||

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਜਾ ਕਉ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਦੇਹੀ ਵਿਆਪੈ ਰੋਗੁ
    जा कउ चिंता बहुतु बहुतु देही विआपै रोगु ॥
    Jā ka▫o cẖinṯā bahuṯ bahuṯ ḏehī vi▫āpai rog.
    When you are plagued by great and excessive anxiety, and diseases of the body;

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਗ੍ਰਿਸਤਿ ਕੁਟੰਬਿ ਪਲੇਟਿਆ ਕਦੇ ਹਰਖੁ ਕਦੇ ਸੋਗੁ
    ग्रिसति कुट्मबि पलेटिआ कदे हरखु कदे सोगु ॥
    Garisaṯ kutamb paleti▫ā kaḏe harakẖ kaḏe sog.
    when you are wrapped up in the attachments of household and family, sometimes feeling joy, and then other times sorrow;

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਗਉਣੁ ਕਰੇ ਚਹੁ ਕੁੰਟ ਕਾ ਘੜੀ ਬੈਸਣੁ ਸੋਇ
    गउणु करे चहु कुंट का घड़ी न बैसणु सोइ ॥
    Ga▫oṇ kare cẖahu kunt kā gẖaṛī na baisaṇ so▫e.
    when you are wandering around in all four directions, and you cannot sit or sleep even for a moment -

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਚਿਤਿ ਆਵੈ ਓਸੁ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਤਨੁ ਮਨੁ ਸੀਤਲੁ ਹੋਇ ॥੩॥
    चिति आवै ओसु पारब्रहमु तनु मनु सीतलु होइ ॥३॥
    Cẖiṯ āvai os pārbarahm ṯan man sīṯal ho▫e. ||3||
    if you come to remember the Supreme Lord God, then your body and mind shall be cooled and soothed. ||3||

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਕਾਮਿ ਕਰੋਧਿ ਮੋਹਿ ਵਸਿ ਕੀਆ ਕਿਰਪਨ ਲੋਭਿ ਪਿਆਰੁ
    कामि करोधि मोहि वसि कीआ किरपन लोभि पिआरु ॥
    Kām karoḏẖ mohi vas kī▫ā kirpan lobẖ pi▫ār.
    When you are under the power of sexual desire, anger and worldly attachment, or a greedy miser in love with your wealth;

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਚਾਰੇ ਕਿਲਵਿਖ ਉਨਿ ਅਘ ਕੀਏ ਹੋਆ ਅਸੁਰ ਸੰਘਾਰੁ
    चारे किलविख उनि अघ कीए होआ असुर संघारु ॥
    Cẖāre kilvikẖ un agẖ kī▫e ho▫ā asur sangẖār.
    if you have committed the four great sins and other mistakes; even if you are a murderous fiend

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਪੋਥੀ ਗੀਤ ਕਵਿਤ ਕਿਛੁ ਕਦੇ ਕਰਨਿ ਧਰਿਆ
    पोथी गीत कवित किछु कदे न करनि धरिआ ॥
    Pothī gīṯ kaviṯ kicẖẖ kaḏe na karan ḏẖari▫ā.
    who has never taken the time to listen to sacred books, hymns and poetry -

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਚਿਤਿ ਆਵੈ ਓਸੁ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਤਾ ਨਿਮਖ ਸਿਮਰਤ ਤਰਿਆ ॥੪॥
    चिति आवै ओसु पारब्रहमु ता निमख सिमरत तरिआ ॥४॥
    Cẖiṯ āvai os pārbarahm ṯā nimakẖ simraṯ ṯari▫ā. ||4||
    if you then come to remember the Supreme Lord God, and contemplate Him, even for a moment, you shall be saved. ||4||

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਸਾਸਤ ਸਿੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਿ ਬੇਦ ਚਾਰਿ ਮੁਖਾਗਰ ਬਿਚਰੇ
    सासत सिम्रिति बेद चारि मुखागर बिचरे ॥
    Sāsaṯ simriṯ beḏ cẖār mukẖāgar bicẖre.
    People may recite by heart the Shaastras, the Simritees and the four Vedas;

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਤਪੇ ਤਪੀਸਰ ਜੋਗੀਆ ਤੀਰਥਿ ਗਵਨੁ ਕਰੇ
    तपे तपीसर जोगीआ तीरथि गवनु करे ॥
    Ŧape ṯapīsar jogī▫ā ṯirath gavan kare.
    they may be ascetics, great, self-disciplined Yogis; they may visit sacred shrines of pilgrimage

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਖਟੁ ਕਰਮਾ ਤੇ ਦੁਗੁਣੇ ਪੂਜਾ ਕਰਤਾ ਨਾਇ
    खटु करमा ते दुगुणे पूजा करता नाइ ॥
    Kẖat karmā ṯe ḏuguṇai pūjā karṯā nā▫e.
    and perform the six ceremonial rituals, over and over again, performing worship services and ritual bathing.

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਰੰਗੁ ਲਗੀ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਤਾ ਸਰਪਰ ਨਰਕੇ ਜਾਇ ॥੫॥
    रंगु न लगी पारब्रहम ता सरपर नरके जाइ ॥५॥
    Rang na lagī pārbarahm ṯā sarpar narke jā▫e. ||5||
    Even so, if they have not embraced love for the Supreme Lord God, then they shall surely go to hell. ||5||

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਰਾਜ ਮਿਲਕ ਸਿਕਦਾਰੀਆ ਰਸ ਭੋਗਣ ਬਿਸਥਾਰ
    राज मिलक सिकदारीआ रस भोगण बिसथार ॥
    Rāj milak sikḏārī▫ā ras bẖogaṇ bisthār.
    You may possess empires, vast estates, authority over others, and the enjoyment of myriad of pleasures;

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਬਾਗ ਸੁਹਾਵੇ ਸੋਹਣੇ ਚਲੈ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਅਫਾਰ
    बाग सुहावे सोहणे चलै हुकमु अफार ॥
    Bāg suhāve sohṇe cẖalai hukam afār.
    you may have delightful and beautiful gardens, and issue unquestioned commands;

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਰੰਗ ਤਮਾਸੇ ਬਹੁ ਬਿਧੀ ਚਾਇ ਲਗਿ ਰਹਿਆ
    रंग तमासे बहु बिधी चाइ लगि रहिआ ॥
    Rang ṯamāse baho biḏẖī cẖā▫e lag rahi▫ā.
    you may have enjoyments and entertainments of all sorts and kinds, and continue to enjoy exciting pleasures -

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਚਿਤਿ ਆਇਓ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਤਾ ਸਰਪ ਕੀ ਜੂਨਿ ਗਇਆ ॥੬॥
    चिति न आइओ पारब्रहमु ता सरप की जूनि गइआ ॥६॥
    Cẖiṯ na ā▫i▫o pārbarahm ṯā sarap kī jūn ga▫i▫ā. ||6||
    and yet, if you do not come to remember the Supreme Lord God, you shall be reincarnated as a snake. ||6||

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਬਹੁਤੁ ਧਨਾਢਿ ਅਚਾਰਵੰਤੁ ਸੋਭਾ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਰੀਤਿ
    बहुतु धनाढि अचारवंतु सोभा निरमल रीति ॥
    Bahuṯ ḏẖanādẖ acẖārvanṯ sobẖā nirmal rīṯ.
    You may possess vast riches, maintain virtuous conduct, have a spotless reputation and observe religious customs;

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਮਾਤ ਪਿਤਾ ਸੁਤ ਭਾਈਆ ਸਾਜਨ ਸੰਗਿ ਪਰੀਤਿ
    मात पिता सुत भाईआ साजन संगि परीति ॥
    Māṯ piṯā suṯ bẖā▫ī▫ā sājan sang parīṯ.
    you may have the loving affections of mother, father, children, siblings and friends;

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਲਸਕਰ ਤਰਕਸਬੰਦ ਬੰਦ ਜੀਉ ਜੀਉ ਸਗਲੀ ਕੀਤ
    लसकर तरकसबंद बंद जीउ जीउ सगली कीत ॥
    Laskar ṯarkasbanḏ banḏ jī▫o jī▫o saglī kīṯ.
    you may have armies well-equipped with weapons, and all may salute you with respect;
    </td></tr></tbody></table>
    <table cellspacing="5"><tbody><tr><td>ਚਿਤਿ ਆਇਓ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਤਾ ਖੜਿ ਰਸਾਤਲਿ ਦੀਤ ॥੭॥
    चिति न आइओ पारब्रहमु ता खड़ि रसातलि दीत ॥७॥
    Cẖiṯ na ā▫i▫o pārbarahm ṯā kẖaṛ rasāṯal ḏīṯ. ||7||
    But still, if you do not come to remember the Supreme Lord God, then you shall be taken and consigned to the most hideous hell! ||7||

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਕਾਇਆ ਰੋਗੁ ਛਿਦ੍ਰੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਨਾ ਕਿਛੁ ਕਾੜਾ ਸੋਗੁ
    काइआ रोगु न छिद्रु किछु ना किछु काड़ा सोगु ॥
    Kā▫i▫ā rog na cẖẖiḏar kicẖẖ nā kicẖẖ kāṛā sog.
    You may have a body free of disease and deformity, and have no worries or grief at all;

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਮਿਰਤੁ ਆਵੀ ਚਿਤਿ ਤਿਸੁ ਅਹਿਨਿਸਿ ਭੋਗੈ ਭੋਗੁ
    मिरतु न आवी चिति तिसु अहिनिसि भोगै भोगु ॥
    Miraṯ na āvī cẖiṯ ṯis ahinis bẖogai bẖog.
    you may be unmindful of death, and night and day revel in pleasures;

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਸਭ ਕਿਛੁ ਕੀਤੋਨੁ ਆਪਣਾ ਜੀਇ ਸੰਕ ਧਰਿਆ
    सभ किछु कीतोनु आपणा जीइ न संक धरिआ ॥
    Sabẖ kicẖẖ kīṯon āpṇā jī▫e na sank ḏẖari▫ā.
    you may take everything as your own, and have no fear in your mind at all;

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਚਿਤਿ ਆਇਓ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਜਮਕੰਕਰ ਵਸਿ ਪਰਿਆ ॥੮॥
    चिति न आइओ पारब्रहमु जमकंकर वसि परिआ ॥८॥
    Cẖiṯ na ā▫i▫o pārbarahm jamkankar vas pari▫ā. ||8||
    but still, if you do not come to remember the Supreme Lord God, you shall fall under the power of the Messenger of Death. ||8||

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰੇ ਜਿਸੁ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਸਾਧੂ ਸੰਗੁ
    किरपा करे जिसु पारब्रहमु होवै साधू संगु ॥
    Kirpā kare jis pārbarahm hovai sāḏẖū sang.
    The Supreme Lord showers His Mercy, and we find the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਜਿਉ ਜਿਉ ਓਹੁ ਵਧਾਈਐ ਤਿਉ ਤਿਉ ਹਰਿ ਸਿਉ ਰੰਗੁ
    जिउ जिउ ओहु वधाईऐ तिउ तिउ हरि सिउ रंगु ॥
    Ji▫o ji▫o oh vaḏẖā▫ī▫ai ṯi▫o ṯi▫o har si▫o rang.
    The more time we spend there, the more we come to love the Lord.

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਦੁਹਾ ਸਿਰਿਆ ਕਾ ਖਸਮੁ ਆਪਿ ਅਵਰੁ ਦੂਜਾ ਥਾਉ
    दुहा सिरिआ का खसमु आपि अवरु न दूजा थाउ ॥
    Ḏuhā siri▫ā kā kẖasam āp avar na ḏūjā thā▫o.
    The Lord is the Master of both worlds; there is no other place of rest.

    </td></tr> <tr><td> ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਤੁਠੈ ਪਾਇਆ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਚਾ ਨਾਉ ॥੯॥੧॥੨੬॥
    सतिगुर तुठै पाइआ नानक सचा नाउ ॥९॥१॥२६॥
    Saṯgur ṯuṯẖai pā▫i▫ā Nānak sacẖā nā▫o. ||9||1||26||
    When the True Guru is pleased and satisfied, O Nanak, the True Name is obtained. ||9||1||26||

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