This pauri (stanza), revealed by Guru Nanak Sahib, is accompanied by five saloks. The first salok comprises four lines and conveys that by renouncing self-interest and submitting to the Owner, a servant enjoys the happiness and closeness of the Owner. The second salok contains two lines and conveys that efforts to conceal the truth are futile despite all attempts. The third salok comprises five lines, while the fourth and fifth include two lines each. These three saloks highlight the inalienable fact that an immature friendship and egotistical love are temporary. This pauri advises seekers to be ever obedient to the Owner.
cākaru lagai cākarī je calai khasmai bhāi.
hurmati tis no agalī ohu vajahu bhi dūṇā khāi.
khasmai kare barābarī phiri gairati andari pāi.
vajahu gavāe agalā muhe muhi pāṇā khāi.
jis ditā khāvaṇā tisu kahīai sābāsi.
nānak hukamu na calaī nāli khasam calai ardāsi.22.
Literal Translation
Interpretive Transcreation
Poetical Dimension
Guru Nanak concludes with statements on the ones who serve 1Force, the ones who are devotees and who have chosen to walk the path of acceptance of the Will. These devotees who walk in accordance with the Will receive honor in all realms. But a devotee who attempts to establish parity with the One, who, in an act of rebellion, questions the Command, will lose whatever they have earned through their service, suffering in pain.

A devotee’s constant state is one of praise, not one of questioning the authority of the One they are serving. A devotee follows the Command instead of giving a command because they have chosen to serve. If a devotee wants to say something, or disagree, or express that they do not understand or are looking for guidance on how to respond to the Command, then the devotee humbly asks, or petitions the One. This is not about a rejection of the Command or a questioning of authority. The devotees are walking on the path of acceptance of the Command and service to the One, who they thank and glorify. That path does not involve questioning, but it may involve humble petitioning.