Category: Shabad Guru

Reflections on the Eighth Pauri from JapJī Sāhib by Gurū Nānak

The Eighth Paurī is a meditation that touches on many subjects and guides the “listener” to merge into the essence of a Siddha, the person who can manifest the seemingly miraculous; a Pir, the revered spiritual guide; and Sur nāth, the great yogi of divine caliber; – to experience as near as is possible the consciousness of such illumined
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Reflections on the Fourth Pauri from JapJī Sāhib by Gurū Nānak

  Reflections by Ram Singh Khalsa The Fourth Paurī blesses those trapped in feelings of poverty and lack of means. It blasts through the trap of these feelings like a thunderbolt.  – from the Teachings of the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan (1) *** After introducing and developing the notion of hukam,
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Reflections on the Second Pauri from Jap Jī Sāhib by Gurū Nānak

When we hear the word ‘command’ it can spark a reaction as we all desire freedom.  When we hear the word ‘Command’ it can spark a reaction as we all desire freedom.  As we understand and accept the nature of the Divine Order, we learn that freedom is only achieved by taking responsibility for our
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Mantra for Patience: Reflections on the 2nd Pauri of Japji Sahib (Hukmee Hovan)

The second pauri of Japji can be repeated 11 times on its own as a mantra for patience and stability, according to Yogi Bhajan.  We all need more patience in these fast and trying times.  Whether we have highly stressful jobs or home lives, a patient attitude can diffuse tense situations and steer us clear of meltdowns.  And
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Shabad Guru – Sound that Transforms

It’s a beautiful, crisp November morning in northern New Mexico. We're gathered under the cottonwood trees waiting to carry the Siri Guru Granth Sahib—our Shabad Guru (sacred scriptures revered as the "living" Guru for Sikhs)—in a procession to our temple.  It's Guru Gaddee Day - the day that commemorates the installation of our
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The Science of Naad and Gurbani

Siri Guru Granth Sahib is the Guru and it contains the Guru. What is the Guru? It is the formula for experiencing one's own divinity. Naad means "the essence of all sounds." All languages contain sounds, which relate to one or more of the five elements of air, fire, water, earth, and ether.
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