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paüṛī.
sabhu ko ākhai āpaṇā jisu nāhī so cuṇī kaḍhīai.
kītā āpo āpaṇā āpe hī lekhā sanḍhīai.
jā rahaṇā nāhī aitu jagi tā kāitu gārabi hanḍhīai.
mandā kisai na ākhīai paṛi akharu eho bujhīai.
mūrkhai nāli na lujhīai.19.

paüṛī.

sabhu ko ākhai āpaṇā jisu nāhī so cuṇī kaḍhīai.

kītā āpo āpaṇā āpe hī lekhā sanḍhīai.

jā rahaṇā nāhī aitu jagi tā kāitu gārabi hanḍhīai.

mandā kisai na ākhīai paṛi akharu eho bujhīai.

mūrkhai nāli na lujhīai.19.

Guru Nanak ends by addressing the larger idea that there are people who create and perpetuate these divisions and hierarchies, creating problems only to provide solutions, further entrenching society within the systems they have created. Guru Nanak says, people who claim their knowledge or way is the best, or that they are the only ones with access to the Divine are forgetting that IkOankar belongs to all — that there is no one to whom IkOankar does not belong.

We all will have to settle the account of our good or bad actions on our own — only we will be held responsible for our own actions, and our background, social status, or gender will not be factored in. So these arbitrary divisions based in a futile pursuit of “purity” that is fundamentally flawed and created with the purpose of bolstering the elite will mean nothing in the hereafter. Guru Nanak says, none of us will stay in this world forever, so why live in the arrogance of these outward social statuses and hierarchies, if in the world after this one we know all of those things will be made insignificant? Why be so selfish in this passing world? Why fall for this sense of pride instead of cultivating empathy? If we have really understood the wisdom of the letters, we will no longer call people bad, we will no longer have ill will. Finally, Guru Nanak says, avoid discussions with learned fools who have no sparks of inspiration, who are not Identifying with IkOankar. This is not about ignorant people who have not had access to this wisdom, this is about those who do have access, who are learned and despite this have chosen to use their knowledge to bolster their own superiority and maintain purity. These learned fools are not worth arguing with, which we will understand if we have learned from the wisdom.

Everyone calls IkOankar their own; IkOankar belongs to all. There is no one whom IkOankar does not belong to. If there is one, then point them out.
One has to settle the account of their good or bad deeds on their own; they have to own responsibility for their actions in the Court, no matter what their background, social status or gender.
When no one is going to stay in this world forever, then why should one live in arrogance of social status, caste or gender?
Having read the wisdom of the letters, we need to understand that no one ought to be called bad based on social status, caste or gender.
But, if someone does not understand this even after having acquired the wisdom of the letters, then there is no point in arguing with such an ignorant person.

Everyone calls (IkOankar their) own, (there is no) one who does not (belong to IkOankar); (if there is anyone), let that (one) be taken out, having chosen.
(One) has to settle the account (of their good or bad) deeds done by self, on one’s own.
When (one is) not (going) to stay in this world, then why wander in egoism.
(One) ought not call anyone bad, having read the (wisdom of the) letter, this ought to be understood.
(But one) ought not fight with a fool.

With the help of an explicit vocabulary, the pauri states that everyone has to face the consequences of their actions. If we are not going to stay in this world forever, then why should we live in arrogance? Everyone is equal, be it rich or poor, men or women. No one ought to be called bad. This alone is a sign of being educated. There is no point arguing with an ignorant person.

The first two lines of this pauri contain 13+15 meters, whereas the third and fourth lines have 15+15 and 14+15 meters respectively. The fifth line also contains 15 meters.