PAUREE 27 (Stanza 27)
In this Pauri, Guru Nanak Dev ji expresses his vision of God’s Creation and might of the Creator. Guruji sees a perfect harmony among all God’s creations – the whole universe is singing His praises and is functioning under His command. Guruji continues to express his amazement at the extent of God’s creation and the perfect harmony in which the whole Universe is functioning under His Supreme Command. Gavan or Gaveh means singing God’s praises, which implies ‘are functioning under His command or His Will’.
SO DAR KEHA SO GHAR KEHA JIT BEH SARAB SAMALE
How magnificent is Your door, how amazing is Your abode, from where You are taking care of everybody.
so dar: that door, keha: what kind?, implies how magnificent, how amazing, so ghar: that house, abode, jit:beh: sitting, sarab: all, samale: takes care where,
VAAJE NAAD ANEK ASANKHA KETE VAVAN HAARE
At that amazing place, countless musicians are playing countless music instruments, producing countless melodies.
vaje: music instruments, naad: sounds, melodies, anek: many, asankha: countless, kete: many, vavan hare: instrument players
KETE RAAG PARI SEO KAHIAN KETE GAVANHAARE
Countless singers are singing Your praises in countless Ragas and Raginis.
kete: many, raag: ragas, pari: raginis or symphonies, seo: with, kahian: are saying, implies are singing, gavanhare: singers
GAVEH TUHNO PAUN PAANI BAESANTAR
The winds, the seas, the fires, all are singing Your praises.
gaveh: are singing, Tuhno: Your , paun: air or wind, pani: water or seas, baesantar: fire
GAVAE RAAJA DHARAM DUARE
The judge of our deeds, Dharamraj, is singing Your praises standing at Your door
gavae: is singing, praising, admiring, Raja Dharma: Dharamraj, the judge of our deeds, duare: at Your door
GAVEH CHIT GUPAT LIKH JANEH LIKH LIKH DHARAM VICHARE
Chitra and Gupt, on whose records Dharamraj makes judgements, are also singing Your praises.
Chit Gupt: Chitra and Gupta, angels who keep a record of good and bad deeds – according to Hindu Scriptures, likh: write, record, vichaare: thinks, considers, implies makes judgements
GAVEH EESAR BARMA DEVI SOHAN SADA SAVAARE
Shiva, Brahma, and goddesses, always shining in Your splendor, are also singing Your praises.
Eesar: Lord Shiva, Barma: Lord Brahma, Devi: goddesses, sohan: look beautiful, sada: always, savare: adorned by You
GAVEH IND INDASAN BAETHE DEVTIA DAR NAALE
Indra, seated on his magnificent throne, along with gods and goddesses standing at Your door, are admiring You.
Ind: Lord Indra, Indasan: Lord Indra’s throne, baethe: seated, devtia: gods, deities, dar: door, naaale: with
GAVEH SIDH SAMADHI ANDAR GAAVAN SAADH VICHAARE
Countless holy men are praising you in deep meditation, countless saints admire You as they become absorbed in Your thoughts.
sidh: holy men with spiritual powers, Samadhi andar: in meditation, saadh: saints, vichaare: deep thinking
GAAVAN JATI SATI SANTOKHI GAVEH VEER KARAARE
The self disciplined, the charitable, the contented, the fearless warriors, all are singing Your praises.
jati: self disciplined, sati: charitable, santokhi: satisfied, contented, veer: warriors, karaare: extremely, implies fearless
GAVAN PANDIT PARAN RAKHEESAR JUG JUG VEDAA NAALE
The Pandits, and the spiritually knowledgeable ones who read the Vedas, all are singing Your praises for ages.
pandit: scholar, paran: read, rakheesar: spiritually extremely knowledgeable, jug jug: from ages and ages, forever, vedaa naale: including the Vedaas – Hindu Scriptures
GAVEH MOHANIA MAN MOHAN SURGA MACHH PAYALE
The beautiful fascinating maids in heaven, on earth, and under the earth – all sing Your praises.
mohania: beautiful maids, man mohan: heart captivating, implies fascinating, surga: upper regions or heaven, machh: middle regions or earth, payale: lower regions called pataal
GAVAN RATAN UPAE TERE ATHSATH TEERATH NAALE
Countless precious objects and all the holy places, created by You, are within Your command.
rattan: jewels, precious objects, upae: created, athsath: sixty eight, teerath: holy places of pilgrimage, athsath teerath: refers to Hindu belief that there are sixty eight holy places, implies all holy places of pilgrimage, naale: with
GAVEH JODH MAHAABAL SURA GAVEH KHANI CHAARE
Countless warriors with great (physical) might, countless saints with great spiritual might, and all four sources of life are singing Your praises.
jodh: warrior, maha: great, bal: might, sura: saints with great spiritual might, chaare: all four, khani: mines, here it implies sources of life, according to ancient Hindu Scriptures, there are four sources of life. These are: Andaj-egg-born, e.g. birds, Jeraj- born from womb, e.g. humans, animals, Setaj-born from perspiration, e.g. lyes, Utbhuj: earth born, e.g. vegetation
GAVEH KHAND MANDAL VARBHANDA KAR KAR RAKHE DHAARE
Countless continents, countess solar systems, and the whole Universe, created and supported by You, are all functioning under Your command.
khand: continents, mandal: solar systems, varbhanda: the Universe, kar: created, rakhe: kept, dhaare: supported
SEI TUDHNO GAVEH JO TUDH BHAVAN RATE TERE BHAGAT RASAALE
Only those can sing Your praises who are blessed by you with Your deep love and devotion in their hearts.
sei: only those, tudhno: to You, bhaavan: like, pleased with, implies are blessed, rate: immersed, bhagat:rasaale: with deep love for God devotion,
HOR KETE GAVAN SE MAE CHIT NA AAVAN NANAK KEA VEECHARE
Nanak says, how many more are singing Your praises?, they are beyond my imagination, how can I think of them?
hor: more, kete: how many, se: those, chit: mind, kea veechare: how can I think of them
SOI SOI SADA SACH, SAHEB SAACHA, SAACHI NAI
He and only He (God) is ever existing, True Master, and His Greatness is eternal.
soi: that, He, sada sach: always true, ever existing, saheb saacha: true master, saachi: true, nai: greatness
HAE BHI HOSEE, JAE NA JAASI, RACHNA JIN RACHAEE
He, who has created this Universe, exists now, will also exist in the future, is neither born nor dies.
hae: He is, bhi: also, hosee: He will be, Jae: born, jaasi: departs, implies dies, rachna: creation, Universe, rachaee: created
RANGI RANGI BHAATI KAR KAR, JINSI MAAYA JIN UPAEE
He has created many colors and kinds of species in the world.
rangi rangi: various colors, bhaati: many kinds, kar: create, jinsi: species, maaya: worldly things, upaee: created
KAR KAR VEKHAE KEETA AAPNA, JIV TISDI VADIAEE
He creates and then takes care of His own Creation, as testimony to His Greatness.
vekhae: beholds, implies takes care of, keeta: creation, aapna: His own, jiv: as, tisdi: His, vadiaee: greatness
JO TIS BHAAVAE SOI KARSI, HUKAM NA KARNA JAAEE
He does what pleases Him, nobody can order Him to do something
bhaavae: pleases, soi: that karsi: does, hukam: order, na karna jaaee: cannot be done
SO PAATSAHO, SAHA PAAT SAHEB, NANAK REHEN RAJAAEE II27II
He is the King, King of the Kings, Nanak says, all are under His Will
so: He, paatsaho: king, saha paat saheb: king of kings, rehen: remain, rajaaee: His Will
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DID YOU KNOW
ONE SPIRIT, DIFFERENT BODIES
After Guru Nanak Dev ji, none of the Gurus used their names in their writings. They always used the name “Nanak” as if everything was written by Guru Nanak Dev ji. This reinforces our belief that all our Gurus had the same spirit in different bodies. The eternal source of spiritual knowledge that was within Guru Nanak Dev ji was passed on to each Guru and they uttered Gurbani that originated from the same source.)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
SAHEB SETI HUKAM NA CHALAE, KEHI BANAE ARDAAS (SGGS-Asa Di Waar)
[Ordering God (to get something) does not work, what works with Him is Ardaas (prayer). ]