Chanting and surrounding yourself with this Shabad will bring protection, prosperity, royalty and grace and will cut through karmic blocks.
Written by Guru Gobind Singh Ji and included in the Dasam Granth, this shabad calls upon and bows to the power of the divine sword that represents the majesty and strength which can remove darkness and negativity and replace it with light, honor, abundance and grace. Guru Gobind Singh’s bani works directly on the Radiant Body (10th body).
On May 7th, 1989, the Siri Singh Sahib Ji talked about the Jai Tay Gung shabad: “This shabad is a part of Sikh Dharma. This shabad is the root cause of the Sikh Nation being imperial. You sing this shabad, hear this shabad, relate to this shabad , and from a begging bowl of poverty you shall have the royalty, imperial dignity and grace and that shall be God’s gift”.
Listen to this shabad throughout the day or night to surround yourself in this transformative energy or recite it 11 times a day as a meditation.
Khag khand bihandang khal dal khandang at ran mandang bar bandang
Bhujdandh akhandhang tej prachandhang jot amandhang bhaan prabhang
Sukh santaa karnang durmat darnang kilbikh harnang as sarnang
Jai jai jag kaaran srist ubaaran mam pratipaaran jai taygang
Tribhangi Chand (Rhythmic Cycle Stanza)*
The sword breaks through and cuts down the demons of the mind and body.
This beautiful and powerful weapon adorns the battlefield of life. It is as an extension of the arm, unbreakable, terribly fast, it’s awesome splendor overshadows even the sun.
It protects the peace and happiness of the saints and destroys any powerful negative energy. It has erased the negativity and guilt that I carry. I seek its refuge.
Praise, praise be to the great doer of the world, savior of the creation, my great protector, praise be to the sword!
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More words on Jai TayGang from the Siri Singh Sahib Ji:
Excerpt from Lecture by Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan on July 14, 1991
“This shabad you have recited it is in the praise of the sword…tay is the sound of the Sun, the totality of life, gang the life’s purity and what Guru Gobind Singh did by recitation he knew there shall be a time when you don’t know where the calamity is coming or where… So jai taygang, that one which is the purity of the Sun, the light.
Guru is what removes the darkness and brings the light this is the light, the purest light that blue part of the flame, is the purest light. But it shines with the impurity, that is Maya. You can see a candle you can understand the whole thing, it is total geometry and it is absolutely physics. And you can know through the chemistry of it.
There is a darker side of the flame inside and then there is a cloudy side of the flame; then there is a heat of the flame and then the outer part is the blue part of it. That is why purity is always associated with blueness. Not the blueness what we talk about, but in the purest form it is blue, but when it goes to the further Infinity of purity it become white because that contains seven colors.
So this shabad, Guru Gobind Singh uttered for those who just want to know where it (calamity) is coming and it cuts the source. ”
Excerpt from Lecture by Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan on October 1, 1989:
“Let me tell you, this shabad is the total property of Guru Gobind Singh, given to us as a gift. And if you find a person very feeble, who has no grit, no courage, no self-esteem… I mean, take all the things from alphabetically minus… and you do the job of this shabad, the person will become totally tempered and can cut through any negativity.
This is a Mangala Charan of Bhagwati, the Goddess of Power. And in Ardas we say, “Pritham Bhagotee simar kei gur Nanak la-ee dhi-aa-eh.” First we worship the Bhagwati, the goddess of power. God is all powerful, but the channel is Bhagwati. And this is the Mangala Charan of the Goddess Bhagwati. And we normally associate it with a sword.
It can temper a person in a courage, a grit and a self-esteem that nothing on the planet… howsoever negative forces may be at work around or for… shall affect. It is most powerful mantra by itself, and this is the only one shabad which is a complete mantra.
Normally mantra is “Ik Aksharee.” One word or two, or maximum, three. That’s all. Beyond that only there are certain mantras which are five, like “Sa- Ta-Na-Ma.” Sat-Nam is five actually because five tattwas are covered. Those are very rare. But, “Kirtan nam jappe mere jivaa satinaam tero peroo purbalo.” God, all Your Names are as in action I see You, feel You, and understand You. But your original Name… which we call as the nucleus Name… that is Sat Nam.
People think that Sat Nam is just something else. Sa-a Ta-a Na-a Ma-a. So there are ten words in it. Ten akhshar in it. There are five tattwas, so it covers you completely and absolutely. It is a scientific situation. There is not something to which we can relate it indifferently other than that.
The mantra she chanted: “Jai Taygang.” ‘Tay Ang.” “Tay” stands for “tej,” “taal,” “life.” And “ang” means the “self,” “body.” My arm is the “ang.” “Ang Sang Wahe Guru.” And “taygang,” there is the double “ang-aa” in it. That means you are part of my infinite light, power. And that’s what we call it: “taygang.”
Excerpt from Lecture by Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan on May 7, 1989:
“You sing this shabad, hear this shabad, relate to this shabad, and from a begging bowl poverty, you shall have the royalty, imperial dignity and your grace. And that shall be the God’s gift.
“The notes to this shabad are related to ‘para’ energy. ‘Para’ energy is the basic, if you get into the scriptural definition of God, God is Pran-naat, Giver of the breath of life. Para-Parbraham is the natural name of His all prakashic… what you see, and what you don’t see.
“What should you do? This song of the Guru, this worship of the Guru: Jai Taygang. I don’t know any other word of it. Neither I can pronounce nor I can sing. Because it sits with me so hard. The moment you say, “Jai Taygang,” there I go. Beyond that I don’t have to do anything.
“Understand this shabad and get into the rotation faculty of this sound, it works like a sudarshan chakra. It cuts around karma like something invincible cuts and slaughters the enemy. As the lawn mower mows the lawn. That’s what this shabad is…Try it sometime.
“There are three faculties of the shabad. Lie down and sing it, it will affect you differently. Sit down and sing it, it will affect you differently. Stand up and sing it, it will affect you differently. Root, trunk, and blossom, it will act in three faculties differently.
It is so intoxicating that it intoxicates the entire evil in the human being, this shabad. And once you can get this shabad around you, you are done. It will follow you. That is also the power of this shabad. You can, without uttering and trying to hear, whenever there will be any negativity within the orbit of your life, this shabad will start ringing in your ear…I think this is the best gift Guru has ever given us. Language is absolutely straight. There’s no duality about it.
* Tribhangi is the ‘TriBend’. Usually refers to Murli Manohar (the flutist incarnation of Krishna) it is a martial arts movement and posture. You can see the tri-bend in the arms and in the legs of the picture of Krishna below. Chhand is a type of poetry stanza. It is a rhythmic indication of the poetry. Tribhangi also refers to a snake.
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