Great is the Master, High is His Heavenly Home.
Highest of the High, above all is His Name.
Only one as Great and as High as God
can know His Lofty and Exalted State.
Only He Himself is that Great. He Himself knows Himself.......
O Nanak, by His Glance of Grace, He bestows His Blessings.
His Blessings are so abundant
that there can be no written account of them.
The Great Giver does not hold back anything.
The Lord is true, true too His Name,
infinite the expressions of devotion.
All beings unceasingly request boons,
the Bounteous One bestows them.
Yet what could one give to gain access to the Giver,
what words will open the door?
Meditate on the True Name at the ambrosial hour,
ponder the Divine Greatness!
Through actions one gains this human dress,
through grace alone the door opens.
Know this, says Nanak,
the True One is all-encompassing, absolute.
- Guru Nanak
Painting by Albert Beirstadt