[Japji 15] If you ponder it

by Guru Nanak

English version by John Stratton Hawley and Mark Juergensmeyer
Original Language Punjabi

If you ponder it,
     there is mindfulness, wisdom of mind;

If you ponder it,
     the whole of the universe is known;

If you ponder it,
     you will never face harm;

If you ponder it,
     you will never walk the way of death.

That name--
     so immaculately clear--
     only the mind that ponders it
                    can truly be aware.

-- from Songs of the Saints of India, Translated by John Stratton Hawley / Translated by Mark Juergensmeyer

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Japji 15] If you