Japa: Repeating the Divine Name with Humility


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Jaap, or Japa, is a core Shabad Guru practice and one of the three pillars of the Sikh way of life (often referred to as Naam Japo). It is part of the everyday life of a Sikh. Jaap can be defined as reciting and repeating the name of the Divine with great humility.

Japa requires the remembrance of the Divine, the supreme formless power that is timeless and deathless, by repeating and focusing the mind on a single repetition of one of the various names or qualities of the Infinite source.

Japa can be practiced through reciting or vocal singing of Banis, reading from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, or chanting one of the various names of God, most often by chanting the word “Waheguru” (wondrous Lord). The practice of Japa can be enhanced by bringing focus to the naval point and emitting a strong projection when reciting.


Video Class on Japa

Click on the link below to watch a class on Japa taught by S.S. Jagat Guru Singh Khalsa:


Waheguru Simran by Bhai Joginder Singh Ji Riar 

Reciting Waheguru along with this video of Waheguru Simran by Bhai Joginder Singh ji is a wonderful way to begin a daily Japa practice:


Click Here for More Shabads to Recite Along With to Build a Personal Japa Practice 

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