Japji Sahib - The 11th Pauri - Mantra for Virtue

Our virtue is not in the external.  It doesn't matter how much we earn, what our degrees are, how many friends we have.  It doesn't matter if we are thin or fat.  The only virtue that matters for our own inner peace and happiness is our light. 

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਸਰਾ ਗੁਣਾ ਕੇ ਗਾਹ ॥
सुणिऐ सरा गुणा के गाह ॥
suni-ai saraa gunaa kat gaag

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਸੇਖ ਪੀਰ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹ ॥
सुणिऐ सेख पीर पातिसाह ॥
suni-ai saykh peer paatisaah

Listening … deep oceans of grace. Listening… kings, emperors, saints.

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਅੰਧੇ ਪਾਵਹਿ ਰਾਹੁ ॥
सुणिऐ अंधे पावहि राहु ॥
suni-ai andhay paavahi raahu

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਹਾਥ ਹੋਵੈ ਅਸਗਾਹੁ ॥
सुणिऐ हाथ होवै असगाहु ॥
suni-ai haath hovai asgaahu

Listening… blind ones find the Path. Listening… the unknown is known.

ਨਾਨਕ ਭਗਤਾ ਸਦਾ ਵਿਗਾਸੁ ॥
नानक भगता सदा विगासु ॥
naanak bhagtaa sadaa vigaas

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਦੂਖ ਪਾਪ ਕਾ ਨਾਸੁ ॥੧੧॥
सुणिऐ दूख पाप का नासु ॥११॥
suni-ai dookh paap kaa naas

O Nanak! God's lovers bloom forever. Listening destroys all pain and error

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