PAUREE 31 (Stanza 31)
In this Pauri, Guru Nanak Dev ji says that God’s creation and the treasures He has provided are infinite. His system of looking after His creation is flawless.
AASAN LOE, LOE BHANDAAR
He is present in the whole Universe and the Universe is full of His bounties.
aasan: seat, implies His presence, loe: worlds, implies the Universe, aasan loe: He is present in the whole Universe, bhandaar: storehouse of His bounties, loe bhandaar: the Universe is full of His bounties, from bounties we mean the things we consume every day – air, water, sunshine, vegetation, other amenities
JO KICHH PAAYAA SO EKA VAAR
Whatever (bounties) He has put in the Universe, He has put them once for all (His bounties are plentiful and inexhaustible).
jo kichh: what ever, paayaa: put in, eka vaar: one time, implies once for all
KAR KAR VEKHAE SIRJANHAAR
He creates and then looks after His creation.
kar: create, kar kar: after creating, vekhae: sees, implies looks after, sirjanhaar: the Creator
NANAK SACHE KI SAACHI KAAR
Nanak says, He is flawless and His system (of taking care of everybody) is also flawless.
sache: the True one, flawless, saachi kar: true work, implies flawless system
AADES, TISAE AADES,
Let us salute the Almighty God (sing His praises).
aades: salutation to God, tisae: to Him
AAD ANEEL ANAAD ANAHAT, JUG JUG EKO VES II31II
who is ever existent, unaffected by worldly evils (pure), without beginning, without end (indestructible), and unchanging through the ages.
aad: from beginning, aneel: spotless, pure, implies unaffected by worldly evils or Maya, anaad: without beginning, anahat: that cannot be destroyed, jug: ages, eko: one, same, ves: clothing, implies personality
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
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
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). ]