Japji Sahib – 5th Pauree

5th Pauree

The Fifth Pauree must be recited when you feel a sense of failure within yourself.

When you feel that you are not up to the job this pauree will grant you all success.


Artwork by Sewa Singh – sikhphotos.com


Excerpted from the book Guru Nanak’s Call of the Soul: Japji Sahib:

The fifth pauree is pivotal in that Guru Nanak tells us that if we serve the immaculate and pure One, we receive honor.
Sing the praises of the One and listen to those praises being sung and you become absorbed in Divine Love. Simply singing is not enough. We must also listen and as we do, let the mind be filled with love. Guru Nanak tells us what happens when this love floods our consciousness, “Your pain shall be sent far away and peace shall come to your home.” Give all your pain to the Guru, and the love of the One will fill your being . . . In times of doubt and insecurity, when you feel failure surround you and pain overpower you, that is the time to chant the 5th pauree of Japji Sahib. You will surrender your self-depreciation to the Guru and be filled with the sacredness that is your birthright.


Musical Recitation

Enjoy this beautiful version of the 5th Pauree Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa Ji:



5th Pauree

Thaapiaa na jaa-ie keetaa na ho-ie.

Aapay aap niranjan so-ie.

Jin sayviaa tin paa-ie-aa maan.

Naanak gaavee-ai gunnee nidhaan.

Gaavee-ai sunnee-ai man rakhee-ai bhaa-o.

Dukh parhar sukh ghar lai jaa-ie.

Gurmukh naadang gurmukh vaydang gurmukh rehiaa samaaee.

Gur eesar gur gorakh barmaa gur paarbatee maa-ee.

Jay hau jaannaa aakhaa naahee kehannaa kathan na jaa-ee.

Guraa iek dayeh bujhaa-ee.

Sabhnaa jee-aa kaa iek daataa so mai visar na jaa-ee. ||5||


The True One cannot be established,

the True One cannot be created.

The True One is immaculate and pure.

Those who serve the True One are honored.

O Nanak, sing of the True One, the treasure of excellence.

Sing and listen, and let your mind be filled with love.

Your pain shall be sent far away,

and peace shall come to your home.

The Guru’s Word is the sound-current of the Naad;

the Guru’s Word is the wisdom of the Vedas;

the Guru’s Word is all-pervading.

The Guru is Shiva, the Guru is Vishnu and Brahma;

the Guru is Parvati and Lakhshmi.

Even knowing God, I cannot describe the True One;

the True One cannot be described in words.

The Guru has given me this one understanding.

There is only the One, the Giver of all souls,

may I never forget the True One!

Need to practice your pronunciation of Japji Sahib?

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.

Here are instructions for downloading the Japji for the Aquarian Age App

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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