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Asankh Jap

(17th Pauri of Japji)

Asankh jap asankh bhaa-o.

Asankh poojaa asankh tap taa-o.

Asankh granth mukh vayd paath.

Asankh jog man reheh udas.

Asankh bhagat gunn gi-aan veechaar.

Asankh satee asankh daataar.

Asankh soor muh bhakh saar.

Asankh mon liv laa-ei taar.

Kudrat kavann kahaa veechaar.

Vaari-aa na jaavaa ayk vaar.

Jo tudh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar.

Too sadaa salaamat nirankaar. 

Countless are the meditations, countless the loves.

Countless are the worship services, countless the austere disciplines.

Countless are the scriptures and ritual recitations of the Vedas.

Countless are the yogis, whose minds remain detached from the world.

Countless are the devotees who contemplate the wisdom

and virtues of the Divine.

Countless are the holy, countless the givers.

Countless are the heroic spiritual warriors, who bear the brunt of the attack in battle (who receive blows to their faces).

Countless are the silent sages, vibrating the string of Divine Love.

How can Your Creative Potency be described?

I cannot even once be a sacrifice to the One.

Whatever pleases the One is the only good done.

You, Eternal and Formless One

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