The Fifteenth Pauree brings salvation.
Excerpted from the book Guru Nanak’s Call of the Soul: Japji Sahib:
In this the final Mannai pauree, Guru Nanak explains what is attained by living in the state of obedience to the Divine Will. He tells us that those who live in that spiritual awakening of devoted obedience not only achieve liberation, but their families and relations are also liberated. When through your own devotion and hard work you are liberated, seven of your generations back and seven generations forward are also liberated. Others who share this path along with you are also enlightened by your efforts, uplifted by your spiritual light.
Siri Singh Sahib talked frequently about the need for the head to bow to the heart. The Judeo-Christian theology also teaches that God is love. All cultures look to the heart as the center of love. Awareness is found in the sixth and seventh chakras, but it is at the fourth chakra, the heart center, that love enters. So when the head bows to the heart, it is acknowledging the power of that Divine Love and when that happens, the True One enters.
Continue chanting of the Name of God. When we are busy continuing to chant the Name of God, we do not have time to think pros and cons. So therefore, as our heart beats every time, we live by the beat of the heart and not by the thoughts of the head. Our head carries the beat of the thought, the compassion (…) Head was given to carry the heart, heart was given to carry the work. The heart beats, not the head. You know? So don’t act against the natural law.
~Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan – March 6, 1985
Mannai paaveh mokh du-aar.
Mannai parvaarai saadhaar.
Mannai tarai taaray gur sikh.
Mannai naanak bhaveh na bhikh
Aisaa naam niranjan ho-ei.
Jay ko maan jaannai man ko-ei. ]15]
The faithful find the Door of Liberation.
The faithful uplift and redeem their family and relations.
The faithful are saved, and carried across with the Sikhs of the Guru.
The faithful, O Nanak, do not wander around begging.
Such is the Name of the immaculate True One.
Only one who has faith comes to know such a state of mind.
Enjoy this beautiful musical recitation of the “Mannai” Paurees of Japji Sahib by Snatam Kaur.
Enjoy this beautiful musical recitation of the 15th Pauree of Japji Sahib by Meditative Mind.
One of the best ways to learn how to recite Japji is to listen to and read along with someone else reciting it.
To help with that, we have a FREE Japji for the Aquarian Age App for IOS and Android. Once you download it, you can use it to recite the complete Japji Sahib in your daily practice, or you can choose the “Repeat Paurees” feature and follow along with the recitation of each section of Japji Sahib.
A special 40 week practice of reciting Japji Sahib is to recite one section 11x a day for one week and then do the same for the next section and so on, until over 40 weeks, you’ve completed a practice of reciting each of the 40 sections of Japji Sahib 11x a day for a week.
In Guru Nanak’s Call of the Soul: Japji Sahib, by Gurutej Singh Khalsa with Shanti Kaur Khalsa, Based on the teachings of Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan:
In Japji Sahib, Guru Nanak touches the deepest essence of individual consciousness, elevating one to the universal consciousness. Japji is made up of 40 remarkable segments where Guru Nanak not only explains the mysteries of the cosmos, but also gives us spiritual instruction that we can follow to achieve the same experience of higher consciousness that Guru Nanak embodied. In this book the Mul Mantra and each of the 38 paurees of Japji, plus the Slok, are explained from a spiritual as well as historical perspective, enhanced by the teachings of Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan. It is our sincere prayer that this book will open up to you the miraculous wonder of Japji Sahib.
194 pages including an in-depth exploration of the 40 sections of Japji Sahib, 48 full color illustrations, 15 meditations that enhance the effects of the pauris, pronunciation guide and glossary and a foreword by Bhai Sahiba, Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, PhD. Includes beautiful full-color paintings by Sewa Singh and Sewa Kaur.
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