So Purkh


Mantra: So Purkh

  • Complete Mantra:

    Raag aasaa mehela chauthaa So Purkh.
    Ik ong kar sat gur parsaad.
    so purakh niranjan har purakh niranjan har agmaa agam apaaraa.
    sabh dhi-aavaheh sabh dhi-aavahi tudh jee har sachay sirjanhaaraa.
    sabh jee-a tumaaray jee tooN jee-aa kaa daataaraa.
    har dhi-aavaho santahuo jee sabh dookh visaaranhaaraa.
    har aapay thaakur har aapay sayvak jee ki-aa naanak jant vichaaraa. ||1||

    tooN ghat ghat antar sarab nirantar jee har ayko purakh samaanaa.
    ik daatay ik bhaykhaaree jee sabh tayray choj vidaanaa.
    tooN aapay daataa aapay bhugtaa jee ha-o tudh bin avar na jaanaa.
    tooN paarbarahm bay-ant bay-ant jee tayray ki-aa gun aakh vakhaanaa.
    jo sayveh jo sayveh tudh jee jan naanak tinh kurbaanaa. ||2||

    har dhi-aavahi har dhi-aavahi tudh jee say jan jug meh sukh vaasee.
    say mukat say mukat bha-ay jinh har dhi-aa-i-aa jee tin tootee jam kee faasee.
    jin nirbha-o jinh har nirbha-o dhi-aa-i-aa jee-o tin kaa bha-o sabh gavaasee.
    jinh sayvi-aa jinh sayvi-aa mayraa har jee tay har har roop samaasee.
    say dhan say dhan jin har dhi-aa-i-aa jee jan naanak tin bal jaasee. ||3||

    tayree bhagat tayree bhagat bhandaar jee bharay bay-ant bay-antaa.
    tayray bhagat tayray bhagat salaahan tudh jee hari anik anayk anantaa.
    tayree anik tayree anik karahi har poojaa jee tap taapeh jaapeh bay-antaa.
    tayray anayk tayray anayk parheh baho simrit saasat jee kar kiri-aa khat karam karantaa.
    say bhagat say bhagat bhalay jan naanak jee jo bhaaveh mayray har bhagvantaa. ||4||

    toon aad purakh aprampar kartaa jee tudh jayvad avar na ko-ee.
    toon jug jug ayko sadaa sadaa toon ayko jee toon nihchal kartaa so-ee.
    tudh aapay bhaavai so-ee vartai jee toon aapay karahi so ho-ee.
    tudh aapay srist sabh upaa-ee jee tudh aapay siraj sabh go-ee.
    jan naanak gun gaavai kartay kay jee jo sabhsai kaa jaano-ee. ||5||2||

  • Translation:

    That Lord is Immaculate; the Lord God is Immaculate.
    The Lord is Unapproachable, Unfathomable and Incomparable.
    All meditate, all meditate on You, O Dear Lord, O True Creator.
    All beings are Yours; You are the Giver of all beings.
    So meditate on the Lord, O Saints; He is the One who takes away all pain.
    The Lord Himself is the Master, and He Himself is His own servant. O Nanak, how insignificant are mortal beings! ||1||

    You are totally pervading within each and every heart; O Lord, You are the One Primal Being, All-permeating.
    Some are givers, and some are beggars; all of this is Your wondrous play!
    You Yourself are the Giver, and You Yourself are the Enjoyer. I know of no other than You.
    You are the Supreme Lord God, Infinite and Eternal; what Glorious Praises of Yours should I speak and chant?
    Unto those who serve, unto those who serve You, slave Nanak is a sacrifice. ||2||

    Those who meditate on the Lord, those who meditate on You, O Dear Lord, those humble beings dwell in peace in this world.
    They are liberated, they are liberated, who meditate on the Lord; the noose of Death is cut away from them.
    Those who meditate on the Fearless One, on the Fearless Lord, all their fears are dispelled.
    Those who have served, those who have served my Dear Lord, are absorbed into the Being of the Lord, Har, Har.
    Blessed are they, blessed are they, who have meditated on the Dear Lord; slave Nanak is a sacrifice to them. ||3||

    Devotion to You, devotion to You, is a treasure, overflowing, infinite and endless.
    Your devotees, Your devotees praise You, O Dear Lord, in many and various ways.
    For You, so many, for You, so very many, O Dear Lord, perform worship and adoration; they practice penance and endlessly chant in meditation.
    For You, many - for You, so very many read the various Simritees and Shaastras; they perform religious rituals and the six ceremonies.
    Those devotees, those devotees are good, O servant Nanak, who are pleasing to my Lord God. ||4||

    You are the Primal Being, the Unrivalled Creator Lord; there is no other as Great as You.
    You are the One, age after age; forever and ever, You are One and the same. You are the Eternal, Unchanging Creator.
    Whatever pleases You comes to pass. Whatever You Yourself do, happens.
    You Yourself created the entire Universe, and having done so, You Yourself shall destroy it all.
    Servant Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of the Creator, the Knower of all. ||5||2||


    Alternative translation

     

    Waheguru.

    Raag aasaa mehela chauthaa So Purkh

    I know that I am one with God.


    Ik ong kar sat gur parsaad

    This is my True Guru’s gift.


    So purkh niranjan har purakh niranjan har agmaa agam apaaraa.

    The Primal One is perfectly pure.  The Primal God is perfect.  He is within all, beyond all.


    Sabh dhi-aavaheh sabh dhi-aavaheh tudh jee har sachay sirjanhaaraa.

    Everyone meditates. All souls meditate on You, O True Creator.


    Sabh jee-a tumaaray jee too(n) jee-aa kaa daataaraa.

    All souls are one with You.  All souls come from You.


    Har dhi-aavahu santahu je sabh dookh visaaranhaaraa.

    O Saints, meditate on God and all pains will fly away.


    Har aapay thaakur har aapay sayvak jee ki-aa naanak jant vichaaraa.

    God himself is the Master. God Himself is the Servant.  O Nanak, everyone is empty-handed before Him.


    Too(n) ghat ghat antar sarab nirantar jee har ayko purakh samaanaa.

    You are in each beat of my heart, and in all hearts.  O Lord, you are the One in everyone.


    Ik daatay ik bhaykhaaree jee sabh tayray choj vidaanaa.

    Some are givers and some are takers.  This all Your play.


    Too(n) aapay daataa aapay bhugtaa je ha-o tudh bin avar na jaanaa.

    You are the Giver and You are the receiver.  It is all You.


    Too(n) paarbrahm bay-ant bay-ant jee tayray ki-aa gun aakh vakhaanaa.

    You are the God of all; endless and Infinite.  I have no words to describe your virtues.


    Jo sayveh jo sayveh tudh jee jan naanak tin kurbaanaa.

    O Lord, Nanak is a sacrifice unto those who serve and serve You forever.

     

    Har dhi-aavaheh har dhi-aavaheh tudh je say jan jug meh sukhvaasee.

    Mediate on God. Meditate on God and your soul will be at peace in this world.


    Say mukat say mukat bhaa-ay jin har dhi-aa-i-aa jee tin tootee jam kee faasee.

    Meditate on God and live free.  Life free and know the noose of death is meaningless.

     

    Jin nirbha-o jin har nirbha-o dhi-aa-i-aa jee tin kaa bha-o sabh gavaasee.

    Mediate on the fearless One, the fearless God, and live free from fear.


    Jin sayvi-aa jin sayvi-aa mayraa har jee tay har har roop samaasee.

    Those who serve, O those who serve my Lord, are one with Har (God) and they look Divine.

     

    Say dhan say dhan jin har dhi-aa-i-aa jee jan naanak tin bal jaasee.

    Blessed, O blessed are they who meditate on Har (God).  Servant Nanak is a sacrifice unto them.


    Tayree bhagat tayree bhagat bhandaar jee bharay bi-ant bay-anta.

    Devotion to You, O devotion to You is a treasure trove that ever overflows.


    Tayray bhagat tayray bhagat salaahan tudh jee har anik anayk anantaa.

    Your lovers, O Your lovers praise You, my Beloved, forever and ever.

     

    Tayree anik tayree anik karahi har poojaa jee tap taapeh jaapeh bay-antaa.

    For You, just for You O Lord, so many poojas are performed and so many endlessly chant and discipline themselves.


    Tayray anayk tayray anayk parheh baho simrit saasat jee kar kiri-aa khat karam karantaa.

    For You, just for You O Lord, so many read the Smritis and Shastras.  They do kriyas and ceremonies.


    Say bhagat say bhagat bhalay jan naanak jee jo bhaaveh mayray har bhagvantaa.

    Those loers, those lovers are sublimne, O servant Nanak, who are pleasing to God.


    Too(n) aad purakh aprampar kartaa je tudh jayvad avar na ko-ee.

    You are the Primal One, the most awesome Creator of everything.  There is none as great as You.

     

    Too(n) jug jug ayko sadaa sadaa too(n) ayko jee too(n) nihachal kartaa so-ee.

    Throughout time and byond time, You are the One, constant and true Creator.


    Tudh aapay bhaavai so-ee vartai jee too(n) aapay karahi so ho-ee.

    You do everything, and everything happens according to Your Will.

     

    Tudh aapay srist sabhu upaa-ee jee tudh aapay siraj sabh go-ee.

    You create the whole universe.  You destroy it and create it again.


    Jan naanak gun gaavai kartay kay jee jo sabhsai kaa jaano-ee.

    Servant Nanak sings the praises of his beloved Lord forever and ever.  He is the Knower within all souls.

  • More Information:

    This bani, So Purkh, creates a sacred space in which grace prevails so as to allow the greatness of the sould to come forth. It was written by Guru Ram Das, whose vibration exists holding a state of grace and love that heals all realms of the heart and being. The Siri Singh SAhib, Yogi Bhajan, taught that if a woman recites this bani eleven times a day for any man, it has the power to make him a saint and dissolve any negativity between them. He would often give this as a sadhana to women for the men in their lives. So Purkh is a part of Rehiraas, the evening prayer of the sikhs.

    "Woman is the molder of time, the molder of space and of man: the man of tomorrow, the child; the man of today, the husband, and the men of yesterday, the ancestors. The entire society in theory and in reality is based on teh spirit of the woman." ----Yogi Bhajan

    Yogi Bhajan said if a woman recites this bani 11 times a day for any man, it has the power to make him a saint and dissolve any negativity between them.