PAUREE 22 (Stanza 22)
In this Pauri, Guru Nanak Dev ji says that God’s Creation is so vast that there are no numbers to count it or no words to describe it. Only He Himself knows how big His Creation is.
PAATAALAA PAATAAL LAKH AAGAASAA AAGAAS
There are countless worlds below us and countless above us.
paataal: worlds below us, aagaas: sky, implies worlds above us, lakh: hundred thousand, implies countless
ORAK ORAK BHAAL THAKE VED KAHEN IK VAAT
Many (learned people) failed in their attempts to find the bounds of His Creation, even the Vedas say the same thing (that there is no end to his Creation).
orak: end or limit, bhaal: find, thake: became tired, implies failed , ik vaat: one thing
SAHES ATHAAREH KAHEN KATEBAA ASULU IK DHAAT
The four holy books (of Muslims, Jews, and Christians) say that there are eighteen thousand worlds, and their origin is only one God.
sehes athaareh: eighteen thousand, katebaan: four holy books of Muslims, Jews, and Christians, asulu: origin, ik dhaat: one metal, implies originated from one God
LEKHA HOE TAA LIKHIAE LEKHAE HOE VINAAS
But the truth is that there cannot be a count of God’s Creation, those who try to make an account of His Creation can spend all their life doing so(and die) without success.
lekha: account, likhiae: write, lekha hoe ta likhiae: we can write if there is a count, implies there is no count of His Creation, vinaas: perish or end, lekhae hoe vinaas: perish while doing an account of His Creation
NANAK VADAA AAKHIAE AAPE JAANAE AAP ||22||
Nanak says, the God whom we call Great, only He Himself knows how big He is.
vadaa: big or great, aape jaanae aap: only He Himself knows
This is a good opportunity to memorize Gurbani, one Pauri at a time. You can concentrate better and enjoy more if you recite bani without looking at the gutka.
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DID YOU KNOW
GURU GOBIND SINGH JI’S
- Father was the 9th Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur ji
- Grand Father (paternal) was the 6th Guru, Guru Hargobind ji
- Great Grand Father (paternal) was the 5th Guru, Guru Arjan Dev ji
- Great Great Grand Father (paternal) was the 4th Guru, Guru Ram Das ji
- Great Great Great Grand Father (maternal) was the 3rd Guru, Guru Amar Das ji
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
KAHO NANK SACH DHIAEEAE, SUCH HOVAE TA SACH PAEEAE (SGGS-Asa Di Waar)
[Nanak says, meditate on the Divine Name (because) you can realize God only when your inside is (spiritually) clean (goodness cannot reside in an evil heart). ]