Ek Omkar Satnam ~ 11

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एक ओंकार सतनाम ~ 11

event type discourse
date & time 1 Dec 1974 am
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona
language Hindi
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shorttitle TRUE201
Events 11 - 20 first translated as The True Name, Vol 2 (1994).
(Translated as in The True Name, Vol 2 on CD-ROM)
The sutra
There is no end to his virtues,
Nor to their narration.
There is no end to his works and his bounty,
And endless what he sees and hears.
There is no knowing the secrets of his mind;
There is no beginning or end to it.
So many struggle to know his depth,
But none has ever achieved it.
No one has ever known his limits;
The further you look, the further beyond he lies.
The lord is great. His place is high,
And higher even is his name.
Nanak says: One only knows his greatness
When raised to his heights,
By falling under the glance
Of his all-compassionate grace.
His compassion is beyond all description.
The lord's gifts are so great he expects nothing in return.
However great a hero or warrior, man keeps on begging.
It is difficult to conceive the countless numbers who go on asking.
They indulge themselves in desires and dissipate their lives.
And others receive, yet deny it.
They go on suffering from their hunger,
Yet will not take to remembrance
O lord, these too are your gifts.
Your order alone gives freedom or bondage.
Nobody can debate this fact.
He who indulges in useless babble
Realizes his folly when struck in the face.
He alone can know himself,
And only the rarest can describe him;
He bequeaths the quality of his state to whomever he chooses.
Nanak says, he is the king of kings.

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