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The 26th and 27th pauris of Kabiyo Bach Benti Choupai are most often left out of Nit Nems and from the knowledge and practice of most Sikhs.
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<> siqgur pRswid ] (1721 dsm gRMQ)
kibXo bwc bynqI ] cOpeI ]
Ik ongkar satigur prasad(i). (p. 1721 Dasam Granth)
Kabiyo baach baynatee. Chaupa-ee.
Once Creator, Nourisher, Destroyer, who is met by the Guru's Grace.
Kabiyo Bach Benti. Choupai
hmrI kro hwQ dY r`Cw ] pUrn hoie icq kI ie`Cw ]
qv crnn mn rhY hmwrw ] Apnw jwn kro pRiqpwrw ]1]
Hamree karo haath dai rachhaa. Pooran ho-i chit kee ichhaa.
Tav charnan man rahai hamaaraa. Apnaa jaan karo pratipaaraa. (1)
O Lord, protect me with Your Hand, thus my heart's desire be fulfilled.
May my mind ever seek the refuge of Your Feet, and You sustain me as Your very Own.(1)
hmry dust sBY qum Gwvhu ] Awpu hwQ dY moih bcwvhu ]
suKI bsY moro pirvwrw ] syvk is`K sBY krqwrw ]2]
Hamray dustt sabhai tum ghavho. Aap(u) hath dai moh(i) bachavho.
Sukhee basai moro parivaaraa. Sayvak sikh sabhai kartaaraa. (2)
Lord! destroy all my enemies [diseased passions, instincts, impulses, evil thoughts, etc.]* and protect me with Your Hand.
Thus make my house-hold [mind], servants and followers [intellect and varied other organs]] rest in peace. (2)
mo r`Cw inj kr dY kirXY ] sB bYrn ko Awj sMGirXY ]
pUrn hoie hmwrI Awsw ] qor Bjn kI rhY ipAwsw ]3]
Mo rachhaa nij kar dai kariyai. Sabh bairan ko aaj su(n)ghariyai.
Pooran ho-i hamaaree aasaa. Tor bhajan kee rahai piaasa. (3)
O Lord, extend Your Personal protection to me and kill all my enemies here and now [refers to our countless inner enemies, i.e. evil thinking, diseases etc. May my this wish be fulfilled and I ever yearn to reflect my mind on You. (3).
qumih Cwif koeI Avru n iDÎwaUN ] jo br choN su qum qy pwaUN ]
syvk is`KÎ hmwry qwrIAih ] cuin cuin sqR hmwry mwrIAih ]4]
Tum-h(i) chhad(i) ko-ee avar(u) na dhiyaa-oo(n). Jo bar chaho(n) so tum tey paa-oo(n).
Sayvak sikh(y) hamaaray taaree-a-hi. Chun(i) chun(i) satra hamaaray maaree-a-hi. (4)
Lord, Bless me that I should never abandon You and think of any one else. Whatever boons I seek I should obtain from You. Liberate all my servants and followers [way of thinking], pick each and every one and destroy them, who are obstacles in my well being. (4)
Awp hwQ dY muJY aubirXY ] mrn kwl kw qRws invirXY ]
hUjo sdw hmwry p`Cw ] sRI AisDuj jU kirXhu r`Cw ]5]
Aap hath dai mujhai oobariyai. Maran kaal kaa traas nivariyai.
Hoojo sadaa hamaaray pachha. Sri asidhuj joo kariyaho rachha. (5)
Pray, ferry me across, giving me Your Hand, and destroy the fear of death in me. [This fear is one of the greatest enemy of ours].
O Mighty Lord of the Sword (All Wisdom), be ever at my back, and protect me. (5)
rwiK lyhu muih rwKnhwry ] swihb sMq shwie ipXwry ]
dIn bMDu dustn ky hMqw ] qumho purI cqur ds kMqw ]6]
Raakh layho mohe raakhanhaarai. Sahib sant sahaa-i piyaarey.
Deen bundh(u) dusttan kay huntaa. Tum ho puree chatur das kantaa. (6)
You are the Protector of the Saints, protect me too, as You are my only Protector. You are the Savior of the weak and Destroyer of tyrants. O the Lord of fourteen worlds (according to Puranic conception). (6)
kwl pwie bRhmw bpu Drw ] kwl pwie isvjU Avqrw ]
kwl pwie kr ibsnu pRkwsw ] skl kwl kw kIAw qmwsw ]7]
Kal pa-i brahmaa bap dharaa. Kal pa-i siv joo avtraa.
Kal pa-i kar bisn(u) prakaasaa sakal kaal kaa keeaa tamaasaa. (7)
Time came when Brahma appeared in physical form, then Shiva was incarnated and then Visnu. It is all the Play of the Temporal Lord. (7)
jvn kwl jogI isv kIE ] bydrwj bRhmw jU QIE ]
jvn kwl sB lok svwrw ] nmskwr hY qwih hmwrw ]8]
Javan kal jogi siv kee-o. Bayd raj brahmaa joo thee-o.
Javn kal sabh lok savaaraa. namaskaar hai taahi hamaaraa. (8)
The Temporal Lord created Shiva, the Yogi; Brahma, the Utterer of Vedas. The Temporal Lord, Who fashioned the entire Universe, I salute to Him alone. (8)
jvn kwl sB jgq bnwXO ] dyv dYq j`Cn aupjwXo ]
Awid AMiq eykY Avqwrw ] soeI gurU smiJXhu hmwrw ]9]
Javan kaal sabh jagat banaayo. Dayv dait jachhan oopjaayo.
Aad(i) a(n)t(i) aykai avtaaraa. Soee guroo samajhi-yaho hamaaraa. (9)
He, Who is the Creator of Time and the Universe, also created the angels, demons and yakshas. He alone was in the beginningand will also be at the end of the Time. He alone is my Guru. (9)
nmskwr iqs hI ko hmwrI ] skl pRjw ijn Awp svwrI ]
isvkn ko isvgun suK dIE ] sqRü`n ko pl mo bD kIE ]10]
Namaskaar tis hee ko hamaaree. Sakal prajaa jin aap savaaree.
Sivkan ko siv gun sukh deeo. Satrun ko pal mo badh keeo. (10)
I make my obeisance to Him alone, Who has created all His subjects and preserves them. He has blessed His devotees with all merits and happiness and destroys enemies [inner dis-hormony] instantaneously. (10)
Gt Gt ky AMqr kI jwnq ] Bly bury kI pIr pCwnq ]
cItI qy kuMcr AsQUlw ] sB pr ik®pw idRsit kr PUlw ]11]
Ghat ghat kay a(n)tar kee jaanat. Bhalay buray kee peer pachaanat.
Cheetee tay ku(n)char asthoola sabh par kripaa dristt(i) kar phoola. (11)
He, Who is inner Knower of all hearts, knows the sorrows of all creatures, good or bad. He casts His Graceful Glance on all from the meek ant to huge elephant and feel pleased. (11)
sMqn duK pwey qy duKI ] suK pwey swDun ky suKI ]
eyk eyk kI pIr pCwnYN ] Gt Gt ky pt pt kI jwnYN ]12]
Santan dukh paa-ay tay dukhee. Sukh paa-ay saadhun kay sukhee.
Ayk ayk kee peer pachhanai(n). Ghatt ghatt kay pat pat kee jaanai. (12)
He is pained, when His saints are pained; and feels happiness when they are happy. He understands what pains each of the hearts of the creatures and their innermost workings. (12)
jb audkrK krw krqwrw ] pRjw Drq qb dyh Apwrw ]
jb AwkrK krq ho kbhUM ] qum mY imlq dyh Dr sBhUM ]13]
Jab oodkarakh karaa kartaaraa. Prajaa dharat tab day-h apaaraa.
Jab aakarakh karat ho kab-hoo(n). Tum mai milat day-h dhar sabh-hoo(n). (13)
When He, the Creator, evolved Himself, His creation manifested itself in innumerable forms. When He dissolves the creation, all the physical forms are merged back in Him. (13)
jyqy bdn isRsit sB DwrY ] Awpu AwpnI bUJ aucwrY ]
qum sBhI qy rhq inrwlm ] jwnq byd Byd Ar Awlm ]14]
Jaytay badan sristt(i) sabh dhaarai. Aap aapanee boojh oochaarai.
Tum sabh-hee tay rahat niraalam. Jaanat bayd bhayd ar aalam (14)
He has created numerous forms and bodies. They utter Him as they can think, what He is. He, however, lives Detached from all. This distinction the wise ones and the religious books know. (14)
inrMkwr inRibkwr inrlµB ] Awid AnIl Anwid AsMB ]
qw kw mUVH aucwrq Bydw ] jw kO Byv n pwvq bydw ]15]
Nira(n)kaar nribikaar nirlu(n)bh. Aad(i) aneel anaad(i) asa(n)bh.
Taa kaa moorh oochaarat bhaydaa. Jaa ko bhayv na paavat baydaa. (15)
He is Formless, Stainless and Self-reliant. He is the Primal Power, Blemishless, Beginningless and does not take birth. The fools claim boastfully about the knowledge of His secrets, which even Vedas do not know. (15)
qw kO kir pwhn Anumwnq ] mhw mUVH kCu Byd n jwnq ]
mhwdyv ko khq sdw isv ] inrMkwr kw cInq nih iBv ]16]
Taa kou kar(i) paahan anumaanat. Mahaa moorh kach(u) bhayd na jaanat.
Mahaadayv ko kahat sadaa siv. Nira(n)kaar kaa cheenat nahi bhiv. (16)
The fools consider Him a stone, for He does not know the Profound Mysterym that is God. He calls Shiva, The Eternal Lord, and does not know the secret of the Formless Lord. (16)
Awpu AwpnI buiD hY jyqI ] brnq iBMn iBMn quih qyqI ]
qumrw lKw n jwie pswrw ] ikh ibiD sjw pRQm sMswrw ]17]
Aap(u) aapnee budh(i) hai jaytee. Baranat bhi(n)n bhi(n)n taytee.
Tumra lakhaa na jaa-i pasaaraa. Kih bidh(i) pratham sansaaraa. (17)
Every one according to his understanding, describes You differently. The limits of Your creation cannot be known, nor how in the beginning You wrought the Universes. (17)
eykY rUp AnUp srUpw ] rMk BXo rwv khI BUpw ]
AMfj jyrj syqj kInI ] auqBuj Kwin bhur ric dInI ]18]
Aykai roop anoop saroopa. Ra(n)k bhayo raav kahee bhoopaa.
A(n)ddaj jayraj saytaj keenee. Ootbhuj khaan(i) bahur rach(i) deenee. (18)
You are One, manifest in varied forms, as a poor man, rich manor a king. You create the egg born, the sweat born, the earth born and the foetus born. (18)
khUM PUl rwjw hÍY bYTw ] khUM ismit iBXo sMkr iekYTw ]
sgrI isRsit idKwie AcMBv ] Awid jugwid srUp suXMBv ]19]
Kahoo(n) phool raajaa hvai baittha. Kahoo(n) simitt bhiyo sa(n)kar ikaitthaa.
Sagaree sristt(i) dikhaa-i acha(n)bhav. Aad(i) jugaad(i) saroop suya(n)bhav. (19)
Sometime You joyfully appear in the form of Brahma expanding the creation, and some time in the form of contracting and dissolving Shiva. He shows His miraculous deeds to all His creation of the Universe. He, the Primal Power, born of Himself is since the beginning of beginning. (19)
Ab r`Cw myrI qum kro ] is`KÎ aubwir Ais`KÎ sMGro ]
dusæt ijqy auTvq auqpwqw ] skl mlyC kro rx Gwqw ]20]
Ab rachhaa mayree tum karo. Sikh(y) oobar(i) asikh(y) sa(n)gharo.
Dustt jitay ootthvat ootpaataa. Sakal malaychh karo ran ghata. (20)
O Lord, now keep me under Your protection, encourage my followers to flourish [in intellect and wisdom] and destroy my enemies (negative thinking). All the evil doers who arise (in my mind), fight with them and destroy them there and then. (20)
jy AisDuj qv srnI pry ] iqn ky dusæt duiKq hÍY mry ]
purK jvn pg pry iqhwry ] iqn ky qum sMkt sB twry ]21]
Jay asidhuj tav sarnee paray. Tin kay dushtt dukhit hvai maray.
Purakh javan pag paray tiharay. Tin kay tum sa(n)katt sabh taaray. (21)
O Mighty Lord of the Sword (Knowledge)+, whosoever seeks Your protection, his enemies (evil passions) suffer pain and are destroyed. The persons, who fall on Your Feet, You remove all their afflictions and maladies. (21)
jo kil ko iek bwr iDAY hY ] qw ky kwl inkit nih AYhY ]
r`Cw hoie qwih sB kwlw ] dust Airst tryN qqkwlw ]22]
Jo kal(i) ko ik baar dhi-ai hai. Taa kay kaal nikatt(i) neh ai hai.
Rachha ho-i taahi sabh kaalaa. Dustt aristt ttray(n) tatakaalaa. (22)
Those who meditate even once (with complete devotion) on You, the Supreme Destroyer, the Death cannot come near them. They remain protected at all times. All their enemies and sorrows are removed instantaneously. (22)
ik®pw idRsit qn jwih inhirho ] qw ky qwp qnk mo hirho ]
ir`iD is`iD Gr mo sB hoeI ] dusæt Cwh CÍY skY n koeI ]23]
Kripaa dristt(i) tan jaahi nihariho. Taa kay taap tanak mo hariho.
Ridh(i) sidh(i) ghar mo sabh hoee. Dushtt chhah chhvai sakai na koee. (23)
Upon whomsoever dawns Your Grace, their sins and afflictions are instantly removed. They are blessed with all the earthly and spiritual treasures, and no evil doer [deadly passions and sickly instinctual drives] can even touch their shadows. (23)
eyk bwr ijn qumY sMBwrw ] kwl Pws qy qwih aubwrw ]
ijn nr nwm iqhwro khw ] dwird dust doK qy rhw ]24]
Ayk baar jin tumai su(n)bhaaraa. Kaal phaas tay taahi oobaaraa
Jin nar naam tihaaro kahaa. Daarid dustt dokh tay rahaa. (24)
O God, he who remembered You even once, You saved him from the noose of Death. Whosoever meditates on Your Name, he overcomes his poverty, suffering and adversity. (24)
KVg kyq mY srix iqhwrI ] Awp hwQ dY lyhu aubwrI ]
srb TOr mo hohu shweI ] dust doK qy lyhu bcweI ]25]
Kharag kayt mai sarnn(i) tihaaree. Aap haath dai layho oobaaree.
Sarab tthor mo hoh(u) sahaaee. Dustt dokh tay layho bachaaee. (25)
O The Lord of Sword (Knowledge)*, I seek Your protection. Protect me with Your Own Hands. Extend Your support to me wherever I be, and save me from the evil doers [evil thoughts and sins]. (25).
ikRpw krI hm pr jgmwqw ] gMRQ krw pUrn suB rwqw ]
iklibK skl dyh ko hrqw ] duSt doiKXn ko CY krqw ] 26]
Kripaa kari ham par jagmaataa. Gra(n)th karaa pooran subh raataa.
Kilbikh sakal deh ko hartaa. Dushtt dokhiyan ko chhai kartaa (26)
The Mother of the world has been kind towards me and I have completed the book this auspicious night; The Lord is the destroyer of all the sins of the body and all the malicious and wicked persons. (26)
sRI AisDuj jb Bey dXwlw ] pUrn krw gRMQ qqkwlw ]
mn bWCq Pl pwvY soeI ] dUK n iqsY ibAwpq koeI ] 27]
Sri asidhuj jab bh-ay dayaalaa. Pooran karaa granth tatkaalaa.
Man baanchhat phal paavai soee. Dookh na tisai biaapat koee. (27)
When Mahakal became kind, He immediately caused me to complete this book; He will obtain the fruit desired by the mind (who will read or listen to this book) and no suffering will occur to him. (27)
sunY gMug jo Xwih su rsnw pwveI ] sunY mUVH icq lwie cqurqw AwveI ]
dUK drd ByM inkt n iqn nr ky rhY ] ho jo XwkI eyk bwr cyMpeI ko khY ] 28]
Sunai gu(n)g jo yaahi su rasnaa paava-ee. Sunai moorr chit laa-i chaturtaa aava-ee.
Dookh dard bhau nikatt na tin nar kay rahai. Ho jo yaaki ayk baar chaupa-ee ko kahai. (28)
The dumb, who will listen to it, will be blessed with the tongue to speak; the fool, who will listen to it attentively, will get wisdom; That person will be absolved of suffering, pain or fear, who will even once recite this Chaupai-prayer. (28)
sMbq s~qRh shs Bix~jY ] ArD shs Puin qIin kih~jY ]
BwdRv sudI AStmI riv vwrw ] qIr squ~dRv gRMQ suDwrw ] 29]
Sanbhat satrah sahas bhannijai. Aradh sahas phun teen kahijai.
Bhaadrav sudee ashttamee rav(i) vaaraa. Teer satudrav gra(n)th sudhaaraa. (29)
It was Bikrami Samvat 1753;
This book was competed on the banks of Sutlej on Sunday, the eighth Sudi of the month of Bhadon. (29)
sYUuXw ] (599 – dsm gRMQ)
Swaiyaa (p.599 Dasam Granth)
pWie ghyy jb qy qumry qb qy koaU AWK qry nhI AwnXo ]
rwm rhIm purwn kurwn Anyk khYN mq eyk n mwnXo ]
Paa(n)-i gahay jab tay tumray tab tay kou aa(n)kh taray nahee aanyo.
Raam raheem puraan kuraan anayk kahai mat ayk na maanyo.
O God ! the day when I caught hold of your feet, I do not bring anyone else under my sight; none other is liked by me now; the Puranas and the Quran try to know Thee by the names of Ram and Rahim and talk about you through several stories, but I do not accept any one religion.
isMimRiq swsqR byd sBY bhu Byd khY hm eyk n jwnXo ]
sRI Aispwn ikRpw qumrI kir mY n khXo sB qoih bKwnXo ]863]
Si(n)mrit shaastra bayd sabhai bahu bhayd kahai ham ayk na jaanyo.
Sri asipaan kripaa tumree kar mai na kahyo sabh tohi bakhaanyo. (863)
The Simritis, Shastras and Vedas describe several mysteries of yours, but I do not agree with any of them. O sword-wielder God! This all has been described by Thy Grace, what power can I have to write all this? (863)
sgl duAwr kau Cwif kY ghXo quhwro duAwr ]
bWih ghy kI lwj Ais goibMd dws quhwr ]864]
Sagal duaar kau chhaad(i) kai gahyo tuhaaro duaar.
Ba(n)hi gahay kee laaj as gobind daas tuhaar. (864)
O Lord ! I have forsaken all other doors and have caught hold of only Thy door. O Lord ! Thou has caught hold of my arm; I, Govind, am Thy serf, kindly take (care of me and) protect my honour. (864)