There were no people of celibacy or charity; no one lived in the forests.
There were no Siddhas or seekers, no one living in peace.
There were no Yogis, no wandering pilgrims, no religious robes; no one called himself the master. || 5 ||
There was no chanting or meditation, no self-discipline, fasting or worship.
No one spoke or talked in duality.
He created Himself, and rejoiced; He evaluates Himself. || 6 ||
There was no purification, no self-restraint, no Rosaeries of basil seeds.
There were no Gopis, no Krishna, no cows or cowherds.
There were no tantras, no mantras and no hypocrisy; no one played the flute. || 7 ||
There was no Karma, no Dharma, no buzzing fly of Maya.
Social class and birth were not seen with any eyes.
There was no noose of attachment, no death inscribed upon the forehead; no one meditated on anything. || 8 ||
There was no slander, no seed, no soul and no life.
There was no Gorakh and no Maachhindra. T
here was no spiritual wisdom or meditation, no ancestry or creation, no reckoning of accounts. || 9 ||
There were no castes or social classes, no religious robes, no Brahmin or Kh’shaatriya.
There were no demi-gods or temples, no cows or Gaayatri prayer.
There were no burnt offerings, no ceremonial feasts, no cleansing rituals at sacred shrines of pilgrimage; no one worshipped in adoration. || 10 ||
There was no Mullah, there was no Qazi. There was no Shaykh, or pilgrims to Mecca.
There was no king or subjects, and no worldly egotism; no one spoke of himself. || 11 ||
There was no love or devotion, no Shiva or Shakti — no energy or matter.
There were no friends or companions, no semen or blood.
He Himself is the banker and He Himself is the merchant.
Such is the Pleasure of the Will of the True Lord. || 12 ||
There were no Vedas, Korans or Bibles, no Simritees or Shaastras.
There was no recitation of the Puraanas, no sunrise or sunset.
The Unfathomable Lord Himself was the speaker and the preacher; the unseen Lord Himself saw everything. || 13 ||
When He so willed, He created the world. Without any supporting power, He sustained the universe. He created Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva; He fostered enticement and attachment to Maya[ Lust, Anger, Greed, Attachment and Ego]. || 14 ||
How rare is that person who listens to the Word of the Guru’s Shabad. He created the creation, and watches over it; the Hukam of His Command is over all. He formed the planets, solar systems and nether regions, and brought what was hidden to manifestation. || 15 ||
No one knows His limits. This understanding comes from the Perfect Guru.
O Nanak! those who are attuned to the Truth are wonderstruck; singing His Glorious Praises, they are filled with wonder. || 16 || 3 || 15 ||
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