[Japji 8] From listening

by Guru Nanak

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

From listening,
     Siddhas, Pirs, Gods, Naths--
     the spiritually adept;

From listening,
     the earth, its white foundation,
     and the sky;

From listening,
     continents, worlds, hells;

From listening,
     death cannot approach.

Nanak says,
     those who hear
          flower forever.

From listening,
     sin and sorrow

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

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