One who becomes Gurmukh realizes the Hukam of His command; surrendering to His Command, one merges in the Lord. ||9||
By His Command we come, and by His command we merge into Him again.
By His Command, the world was formed.
By His Command, the heavens, this world and the nether regions were created; by His Command, His Power supports them. ||10||
The Hukam of His Command is the mythical bull which supports the burden of the earth on its head.
By His Hukam, air, water and fire came into being.
By His Hukam, one dwells in the house of matter and energy - Shiva and Shakti. By His Hukam, He plays His plays. ||11||
By the Hukam of His command, the sky is spread above.
By His Hukam, His creatures dwell in the water, on the land and throughout the three worlds.
By His Hukam, we draw our breath and receive our food; by His Hukam, He watches over us, and inspires us to see. ||12||
By His Hukam, He created His ten incarnations,
and the uncounted and infinite gods and devils.
Whoever obeys the Hukam of His Command, is robed with honor in the Court of the Lord; united with the Truth, He merges in the Lord. ||13||
By the Hukam of His Command, the thirty-six ages passed.
By His Hukam, the Siddhas and seekers contemplate Him.
The Lord Himself has brought all under His control. Whoever He forgives, is liberated. ||14||
In the strong fortress of the body with its beautiful doors,
Is the king, with his special assistants and ministers.
Those gripped by falsehood and greed do not dwell in the celestial home; engrossed in greed and sin, they come to regret and repent. ||15||
Truth and contentment govern this body-village.
Chastity, truth and self-control are in the Sanctuary of the Lord.
O Nanak, one intuitively meets the Lord, the Life of the World; the Word of the Guru's Shabad brings honor. ||16||4||16||
Maaroo, First Mehl:
In the Primal Void, the Infinite Lord assumed His Power.
He Himself is unattached, infinite and incomparable.
He Himself exercised His Creative Power, and He gazes upon His creation; from the Primal Void, He formed the Void. ||1||
From this Primal Void, He fashioned air and water.
He created the universe, and the king in the fortress of the body.
Your Light pervades fire, water and souls; Your Power rests in the Primal Void. ||2||
From this Primal Void, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva issued forth.
This Primal Void is pervasive throughout all the ages.
That humble being who contemplates this state is perfect; meeting with him, doubt is dispelled. ||3||
From this Primal Void, the seven seas were established.
The One who created them, Himself contemplates them.
That human being who becomes Gurmukh, who bathes in the pool of Truth, is not cast into the womb of reincarnation again. ||4||
From this Primal Void, came the moon, the sun and the earth.
His Light pervades all the three worlds.
The Lord of this Primal Void is unseen, infinite and immaculate; He is absorbed in the Primal Trance of Deep Meditation. ||5||
From this Primal Void, the earth and the Akaashic Ethers were created.
He supports them without any visible support, by exercising His True Power.
He fashioned the three worlds, and the rope of Maya; He Himself creates and destroys. ||6||
From this Primal Void, came the four sources of creation, and the power of speech.
They were created from the Void, and they will merge into the Void.
The Supreme Creator created the play of Nature; through the Word of His Shabad, He stages His Wondrous Show. ||7||
From this Primal Void, He made both night and day;
creation and destruction, pleasure and pain.
The Gurmukh is immortal, untouched by pleasure and pain. He obtains the home of his own inner being. ||8||