Asankh Naav

Mantra: Asankh Naav

  • Complete Mantra:

    Asankh Naav Asankh Thaav

    Agamm agamm asankh loa

    Asankh keheh sir bhaar ho-i

    Akhree naam akhree saalaah

    Akhree giaan geet gun gaah

    Akhree likhan bolan baan

    Akhraa sir sanjog vakhaan

    Jin eh likhay tis sir naa-eh

    Jiv furmaa-ay tiv tiv paa-eh

    Jaytaa keetaa taytaa naao

    Vin naavay naahee ko thaao

    Kudrat kavan kahaa veechaar

    Vaariaa na jaavaa ayk vaar

    Jo tudh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar

    Too sadaa salaamat nirankaar

  • Language: Gurmukhi
    Source: Siri Guru Granth Sahib
  • Translation:

    Countless names, countless places.

    Unfathomable, inaccessible, countless celestial realms.

    Even to call them countless is to carry the weight of your mistakes on your head.

    From the Word, comes the Naam;

    From the Word, come your praises.

    From the Word, comes spiritual wisdom,

    singing the songs of your glory.

    From the Word, come the written and spoken words and hymns.

    From the Word, comes one's destiny, written upon the forehead.

    But the one who wrote these words of destiny -

    His forehead is not written upon.

    As he ordains, so do we receive.

    The created universe is the manifestation of your name.

    Without your name, ther is no place at all.

    How can your creative potency be described?

    I cannot even once be a sacrifice unto you.

    Whatever pleases you is the only good done.

    You, the eternal and formless one.

  • More Information:

    The nineteenth pauree brings universal knowledge, inspiration, and revelation.  If you understand this pauree, you'll never have trouble understanding anything.

    Translation and comments courtesy of: Psyche of the Soul, by Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji et al, Copyright 1993 Hand Made Books.