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This Shabad is by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in So Dar on Pannaa 9
Awsw mhlw 1 ]
aasaa mehalaa 1 ||
Aasaa, First Mehla:
AwKw jIvw ivsrY mir jwau ]
aakhaa jeevaa visarai mar jaao ||
Chanting it, I live; forgetting it, I die.
AwKix AauKw swcw nwau ]
aakhan aoukhaa saachaa naao ||
It is so difficult to chant the True Name.
swcy nwm kI lwgY BUK ]
saachae naam kee laagai bhookh ||
If someone feels hunger for the True Name,
auqu BUKY Kwie clIAih dUK ]1]
outh bhookhai khaae chaleeahi dhookh ||1||
that hunger shall consume his pain. ||1||
so ikau ivsrY myrI mwie ]
so kio visarai maeree maae ||
How can I forget Him, O my mother?
swcw swihbu swcY nwie ]1] rhwau ]
saachaa saahib saachai naae ||1|| rehaao ||
True is the Master, True is His Name. ||1||Pause||
swcy nwm kI iqlu vifAweI ]
saachae naam kee thil vaddiaaee ||
Trying to describe even an iota of the Greatness of the True Name,
AwiK Qky kImiq nhI pweI ]
aakh thhakae keemath nehee paaee ||
people have grown weary, but they have not been able to evaluate it.
jy siB imil kY AwKx pwih ]
jae sabh mil kai aakhan paahi ||
Even if everyone were to gather together and speak of Him,
vfw n hovY Gwit n jwie ]2]
vaddaa n hovai ghaatt n jaae ||2||
He would not become any greater or any lesser. ||2||
nw Ehu mrY n hovY sogu ]
naa ouhu marai n hovai sog ||
That Lord does not die; there is no reason to mourn.
dydw rhY n cUkY Bogu ]
dhaedhaa rehai n chookai bhog ||
He continues to give, and His Provisions never run short.
guxu eyho horu nwhI koie ]
gun eaeho hor naahee koe ||
This Virtue is His alone; there is no other like Him.
nw ko hoAw nw ko hoie ]3]
naa ko hoaa naa ko hoe ||3||
There never has been, and there never will be. ||3||
jyvfu Awip qyvf qyrI dwiq ]
jaevadd aap thaevadd thaeree dhaath ||
As Great as You Yourself are, O Lord, so Great are Your Gifts.
ijin idnu kir kY kIqI rwiq ]
jin dhin kar kai keethee raath ||
The One who created the day also created the night.
Ksmu ivswrih qy kmjwiq ]
khasam visaarehi thae kamajaath ||
Those who forget their Lord and Master are vile and despicable.
nwnk nwvY bwJu snwiq ]4]3]
naanak naavai baajh sanaath ||4||3||
O Nanak, without the Name, they are wretched outcasts. ||4||3||
This translation is an updated version.