PAUREE 24 (Stanza 24)
In this Pauri, Guru Nanak Dev ji is expressing his amazement at the extent of God’s Creation and says that His Creation has no boundaries, nobody can say how big His Creation is, only He Himself knows how big He is.
ANT NA SIFTEE KAHEN NA ANT
There is no end to God’s virtues, there is no end to their descriptions.
ant: limit, siftee: praises or virtues, kahen: describe
ANT NA KARNAE DEN NA ANT
There is no end to His Creation, there is no end to His gifts to us.
karnae: creation, den: gifts
ANT NA VEKHAN SUNAN NA ANT
Endless are His creation’s sights, endless are His nature’s sounds.
vekhan: to see, sunan: to hear
ANT NA JAAPAE KIAA MAN MANT
It is impossible to know the limit of His motives.
jaapae: seems or know, man: mind, mant: motive or plan
ANT NA JAAPAE KEETA AKAAR
It is impossible to know the limit of the things we see that He has created.
keeta: made, akaar: visible things
ANT NA JAAPAE PAARAWAAR
It is impossible to know where His Creation starts and where it ends.
paarawaar: paar is near end, vaar is far end, implies start and finish
ANT KAARAN KETE BILLAHE
Many desperately try to find boundaries of His Creation
ant kaaran: to know His limit, billahe: bemoan, implies ‘become desperate’
TAA KE ANT NA PAAE JAAHE
but cannot find the His limits.
taa ke ant: His limit, na paae jahe: cannot be found
EH ANT NA JAANAE KOE
Nobody knows His limit.
na jaanae koe: nobody knows
BAHUTAA KAHIAE BAHUTAA HOE
More we say about Him, more there is yet to say.
bahutaa: more, kahiae: say, hoe: becomes
VADAA SAHEB OOCHAA THAAO
My Master (God) is Great and High is His Heavenly Abode.
vadaa: big, great, Saheb: Master, oochaa: high, elevated, thaao: place
OOCHE UPAR OOCHAA NAAO
His Name is Higher than the Highest (He is above all).
Naao: His Name, implies God’s attributes
EVAD OOCHAA HOVAE KOE TIS OOCHE KO JAANAE SOE
Only someone as Great as Him can know His Greatness
evad: as big, tis: that, jaanae: knows
JEVAD AAP JAANAE AAP AAP
Only He Himself knows how Great He is.
jevad: how big, aap: Himself, aap aap: He Himself
NANAK NADRI KARMI DAAT II24II
Nanak says, the merciful God bestows His Gifts on us by His Grace.
nadri: merciful God, karmi: by His Grace, daat: gifts
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
ayk noor tay sabh jag upji-aa ka-un bhalay ko manday. ||1||
[From the One Light, the entire universe welled up. So who is good, and who is bad? ||1|| ]