Sri Guru Granth Sahib

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ਆਪਨ ਖੇਲੁ ਆਪਿ ਵਰਤੀਜਾ ॥
aapan khel aap varateejaa |

He Himself has staged His own drama;

ਨਾਨਕ ਕਰਨੈਹਾਰੁ ਨ ਦੂਜਾ ॥੧॥
naanak karanaihaar na doojaa |1|

O Nanak, there is no other Creator. ||1||

ਜਬ ਹੋਵਤ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੇਵਲ ਧਨੀ ॥
jab hovat prabh keval dhanee |

When there was only God the Master,

ਤਬ ਬੰਧ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਕਹੁ ਕਿਸ ਕਉ ਗਨੀ ॥
tab bandh mukat kahu kis kau ganee |

then who was called bound or liberated?

ਜਬ ਏਕਹਿ ਹਰਿ ਅਗਮ ਅਪਾਰ ॥
jab ekeh har agam apaar |

When there was only the Lord, Unfathomable and Infinite,

ਤਬ ਨਰਕ ਸੁਰਗ ਕਹੁ ਕਉਨ ਅਉਤਾਰ ॥
tab narak surag kahu kaun aautaar |

then who entered hell, and who entered heaven?

ਜਬ ਨਿਰਗੁਨ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਸਹਜ ਸੁਭਾਇ ॥
jab niragun prabh sahaj subhaae |

When God was without attributes, in absolute poise,

ਤਬ ਸਿਵ ਸਕਤਿ ਕਹਹੁ ਕਿਤੁ ਠਾਇ ॥
tab siv sakat kahahu kit tthaae |

then where was mind and where was matter - where was Shiva and Shakti?

ਜਬ ਆਪਹਿ ਆਪਿ ਅਪਨੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਧਰੈ ॥
jab aapeh aap apanee jot dharai |

When He held His Own Light unto Himself,

ਤਬ ਕਵਨ ਨਿਡਰੁ ਕਵਨ ਕਤ ਡਰੈ ॥
tab kavan niddar kavan kat ddarai |

then who was fearless, and who was afraid?

ਆਪਨ ਚਲਿਤ ਆਪਿ ਕਰਨੈਹਾਰ ॥
aapan chalit aap karanaihaar |

He Himself is the Performer in His own plays;

ਨਾਨਕ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਅਗਮ ਅਪਾਰ ॥੨॥
naanak tthaakur agam apaar |2|

O Nanak, the Lord Master is Unfathomable and Infinite. ||2||

ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਸੁਖ ਆਪਨ ਆਸਨ ॥
abinaasee sukh aapan aasan |

When the Immortal Lord was seated at ease,

ਤਹ ਜਨਮ ਮਰਨ ਕਹੁ ਕਹਾ ਬਿਨਾਸਨ ॥
tah janam maran kahu kahaa binaasan |

then where was birth, death and dissolution?

ਜਬ ਪੂਰਨ ਕਰਤਾ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਸੋਇ ॥
jab pooran karataa prabh soe |

When there was only God, the Perfect Creator,

ਤਬ ਜਮ ਕੀ ਤ੍ਰਾਸ ਕਹਹੁ ਕਿਸੁ ਹੋਇ ॥
tab jam kee traas kahahu kis hoe |

then who was afraid of death?

ਜਬ ਅਬਿਗਤ ਅਗੋਚਰ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਏਕਾ ॥
jab abigat agochar prabh ekaa |

When there was only the One Lord, unmanifest and incomprehensible,

ਤਬ ਚਿਤ੍ਰ ਗੁਪਤ ਕਿਸੁ ਪੂਛਤ ਲੇਖਾ ॥
tab chitr gupat kis poochhat lekhaa |

then who was called to account by the recording scribes of the conscious and the subconscious?

ਜਬ ਨਾਥ ਨਿਰੰਜਨ ਅਗੋਚਰ ਅਗਾਧੇ ॥
jab naath niranjan agochar agaadhe |

When there was only the Immaculate, Incomprehensible, Unfathomable Master,

ਤਬ ਕਉਨ ਛੁਟੇ ਕਉਨ ਬੰਧਨ ਬਾਧੇ ॥
tab kaun chhutte kaun bandhan baadhe |

then who was emancipated, and who was held in bondage?

ਆਪਨ ਆਪ ਆਪ ਹੀ ਅਚਰਜਾ ॥
aapan aap aap hee acharajaa |

He Himself, in and of Himself, is the most wonderful.

ਨਾਨਕ ਆਪਨ ਰੂਪ ਆਪ ਹੀ ਉਪਰਜਾ ॥੩॥
naanak aapan roop aap hee uparajaa |3|

O Nanak, He Himself created His Own Form. ||3||

ਜਹ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਪੁਰਖ ਪਤਿ ਹੋਤਾ ॥
jah niramal purakh purakh pat hotaa |

When there was only the Immaculate Being, the Lord of beings,

ਤਹ ਬਿਨੁ ਮੈਲੁ ਕਹਹੁ ਕਿਆ ਧੋਤਾ ॥
tah bin mail kahahu kiaa dhotaa |

there was no filth, so what was there to be washed clean?

ਜਹ ਨਿਰੰਜਨ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ ਨਿਰਬਾਨ ॥
jah niranjan nirankaar nirabaan |

When there was only the Pure, Formless Lord in Nirvaanaa,

ਤਹ ਕਉਨ ਕਉ ਮਾਨ ਕਉਨ ਅਭਿਮਾਨ ॥
tah kaun kau maan kaun abhimaan |

then who was honored, and who was dishonored?

ਜਹ ਸਰੂਪ ਕੇਵਲ ਜਗਦੀਸ ॥
jah saroop keval jagadees |

When there was only the Form of the Lord of the Universe,

ਤਹ ਛਲ ਛਿਦ੍ਰ ਲਗਤ ਕਹੁ ਕੀਸ ॥
tah chhal chhidr lagat kahu kees |

then who was tainted by fraud and sin?

ਜਹ ਜੋਤਿ ਸਰੂਪੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਮਾਵੈ ॥
jah jot saroopee jot sang samaavai |

When the Embodiment of Light was immersed in His Own Light,

ਤਹ ਕਿਸਹਿ ਭੂਖ ਕਵਨੁ ਤ੍ਰਿਪਤਾਵੈ ॥
tah kiseh bhookh kavan tripataavai |

then who was hungry, and who was satisfied?

ਕਰਨ ਕਰਾਵਨ ਕਰਨੈਹਾਰੁ ॥
karan karaavan karanaihaar |

He is the Cause of causes, the Creator Lord.

ਨਾਨਕ ਕਰਤੇ ਕਾ ਨਾਹਿ ਸੁਮਾਰੁ ॥੪॥
naanak karate kaa naeh sumaar |4|

O Nanak, the Creator is beyond calculation. ||4||

ਜਬ ਅਪਨੀ ਸੋਭਾ ਆਪਨ ਸੰਗਿ ਬਨਾਈ ॥
jab apanee sobhaa aapan sang banaaee |

When His Glory was contained within Himself,

ਤਬ ਕਵਨ ਮਾਇ ਬਾਪ ਮਿਤ੍ਰ ਸੁਤ ਭਾਈ ॥
tab kavan maae baap mitr sut bhaaee |

then who was mother, father, friend, child or sibling?

ਜਹ ਸਰਬ ਕਲਾ ਆਪਹਿ ਪਰਬੀਨ ॥
jah sarab kalaa aapeh parabeen |

When all power and wisdom was latent within Him,

ਤਹ ਬੇਦ ਕਤੇਬ ਕਹਾ ਕੋਊ ਚੀਨ ॥
tah bed kateb kahaa koaoo cheen |

then where were the Vedas and the scriptures, and who was there to read them?

ਜਬ ਆਪਨ ਆਪੁ ਆਪਿ ਉਰਿ ਧਾਰੈ ॥
jab aapan aap aap ur dhaarai |

When He kept Himself, All-in-all, unto His Own Heart,

ਤਉ ਸਗਨ ਅਪਸਗਨ ਕਹਾ ਬੀਚਾਰੈ ॥
tau sagan apasagan kahaa beechaarai |

then who considered omens to be good or bad?

ਜਹ ਆਪਨ ਊਚ ਆਪਨ ਆਪਿ ਨੇਰਾ ॥
jah aapan aooch aapan aap neraa |

When He Himself was lofty, and He Himself was near at hand,

ਤਹ ਕਉਨ ਠਾਕੁਰੁ ਕਉਨੁ ਕਹੀਐ ਚੇਰਾ ॥
tah kaun tthaakur kaun kaheeai cheraa |

then who was called master, and who was called disciple?

ਬਿਸਮਨ ਬਿਸਮ ਰਹੇ ਬਿਸਮਾਦ ॥
bisaman bisam rahe bisamaad |

We are wonder-struck at the wondrous wonder of the Lord.

ਨਾਨਕ ਅਪਨੀ ਗਤਿ ਜਾਨਹੁ ਆਪਿ ॥੫॥
naanak apanee gat jaanahu aap |5|

O Nanak, He alone knows His own state. ||5||

ਜਹ ਅਛਲ ਅਛੇਦ ਅਭੇਦ ਸਮਾਇਆ ॥
jah achhal achhed abhed samaaeaa |

When the Undeceiveable, Impenetrable, Inscrutable One was self-absorbed,

ਊਹਾ ਕਿਸਹਿ ਬਿਆਪਤ ਮਾਇਆ ॥
aoohaa kiseh biaapat maaeaa |

then who was swayed by Maya?

ਆਪਸ ਕਉ ਆਪਹਿ ਆਦੇਸੁ ॥
aapas kau aapeh aades |

When He paid homage to Himself,

ਤਿਹੁ ਗੁਣ ਕਾ ਨਾਹੀ ਪਰਵੇਸੁ ॥
tihu gun kaa naahee paraves |

then the three qualities were not prevailing.

ਜਹ ਏਕਹਿ ਏਕ ਏਕ ਭਗਵੰਤਾ ॥
jah ekeh ek ek bhagavantaa |

When there was only the One, the One and Only Lord God,

ਤਹ ਕਉਨੁ ਅਚਿੰਤੁ ਕਿਸੁ ਲਾਗੈ ਚਿੰਤਾ ॥
tah kaun achint kis laagai chintaa |

then who was not anxious, and who felt anxiety?

ਜਹ ਆਪਨ ਆਪੁ ਆਪਿ ਪਤੀਆਰਾ ॥
jah aapan aap aap pateeaaraa |

When He Himself was satisfied with Himself,

ਤਹ ਕਉਨੁ ਕਥੈ ਕਉਨੁ ਸੁਨਨੈਹਾਰਾ ॥
tah kaun kathai kaun sunanaihaaraa |

then who spoke and who listened?

ਬਹੁ ਬੇਅੰਤ ਊਚ ਤੇ ਊਚਾ ॥
bahu beant aooch te aoochaa |

He is vast and infinite, the highest of the high.

ਨਾਨਕ ਆਪਸ ਕਉ ਆਪਹਿ ਪਹੂਚਾ ॥੬॥
naanak aapas kau aapeh pahoochaa |6|

O Nanak, He alone can reach Himself. ||6||

ਜਹ ਆਪਿ ਰਚਿਓ ਪਰਪੰਚੁ ਅਕਾਰੁ ॥
jah aap rachio parapanch akaar |

When He Himself fashioned the visible world of the creation,

ਤਿਹੁ ਗੁਣ ਮਹਿ ਕੀਨੋ ਬਿਸਥਾਰੁ ॥
tihu gun meh keeno bisathaar |

he made the world subject to the three dispositions.

ਪਾਪੁ ਪੁੰਨੁ ਤਹ ਭਈ ਕਹਾਵਤ ॥
paap pun tah bhee kahaavat |

Sin and virtue then began to be spoken of.


Index (1 - 1430)
Jap Page: 1 - 8
So Dar Page: 8 - 10
So Purakh Page: 10 - 12
Sohila Page: 12 - 13
Siree Raag Page: 14 - 93
Raag Maajh Page: 94 - 150
Raag Gauree Page: 151 - 346
Raag Aasaa Page: 347 - 488
Raag Gujri Page: 489 - 526
Raag Dayv Gandhaaree Page: 527 - 536
Raag Bihaagraa Page: 537 - 556
Raag Vadhans Page: 557 - 594
Raag Sorath Page: 595 - 659
Raag Dhanaasree Page: 660 - 695
Raag Jaithsree Page: 696 - 710
Raag Todee Page: 711 - 718
Raag Bairaaree Page: 719 - 720
Raag Tilang Page: 721 - 727
Raag Soohee Page: 728 - 794
Raag Bilaaval Page: 795 - 858
Raag Gond Page: 859 - 875
Raag Raamkalee Page: 876 - 974
Raag Nat Naaraayan Page: 975 - 983
Raag Maalee Gauraa Page: 984 - 988
Raag Maaroo Page: 989 - 1106
Raag Tukhaari Page: 1107 - 1117
Raag Kaydaaraa Page: 1118 - 1124
Raag Bhairao Page: 1125 - 1167
Raag Basant Page: 1168 - 1196
Raag Saarang Page: 1197 - 1253
Raag Malaar Page: 1254 - 1293
Raag Kaanraa Page: 1294 - 1318
Raag Kalyaan Page: 1319 - 1326
Raag Prabhaatee Page: 1327 - 1351
Raag Jaijaavantee Page: 1352 - 1359
Salok Sehshkritee Page: 1353 - 1360
Gaathaa Fifth Mehl Page: 1360 - 1361
Phunhay Fifth Mehl Page: 1361 - 1663
Chaubolas Fifth Mehl Page: 1363 - 1364
Salok Kabeer Jee Page: 1364 - 1377
Salok Fareed Jee Page: 1377 - 1385
Svaiyay Sri Mukhbak Mehl 5 Page: 1385 - 1389
Svaiyay First Mehl Page: 1389 - 1390
Svaiyay Second Mehl Page: 1391 - 1392
Svaiyay Third Mehl Page: 1392 - 1396
Svaiyay Fourth Mehl Page: 1396 - 1406
Svaiyay Fifth Mehl Page: 1406 - 1409
Salok Vaaran Thay Vadheek Page: 1410 - 1426
Salok Ninth Mehl Page: 1426 - 1429
Mundhaavanee Fifth Mehl Page: 1429 - 1429
Raagmala Page: 1430 - 1430
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