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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|| ]