When you cannot find your path in life, when you cannot see the direction to your destiny,
when you cannot achieve fulfillment, the Fourteenth Pauree will show you the way.
Excerpted from the book Guru Nanak’s Call of the Soul: Japji Sahib:
In the 14th pauree, Guru Nanak tells us of the greatness and blessings that come to a person who lives in the Will of the True One and upon whom spiritual awakening dawns. For that person, the way is cleared of all obstructions and detours and the devotee remains focused on the path. Those who do this become so great and widely recognized that they leave behind legacies of fame and honor that are remembered through the ages. So great is the status and devotion of those who have shed their ego that they cannot be misled spiritually or deluded by empty religious rituals because they are inseparably bound to the path of Dharma (…) The thing to remember is that humans are not mechanical mechanisms. We possess mind, intellect, and a soul capable of awakening to Divine Love. Guru Nanak tells us that only the one who has experienced this Love for themselves, in the manner of the devotee, knows the state of the devotee. No amount of description as to how a fruit tastes will ever equal the delight that the fruit actually brings.
(…) Such is the wonder of the Naam Niranjan, the Pure Name, which is beyond the illusion of maya and the pull of the earth. The one who surrenders to the Naam with heart and soul, will alone know such a spiritual state.
Mannai maarag thaak na paa-ei.
Mannai pat sio paragatt jaa-ei.
Mannai mag na chalai panth.
Mannai dharam saytee sanbandh.
Aisaa naam niranjan ho-ei.
Jay ko maan jaannai man ko-ei. ]14]
The path of the faithful shall never be blocked.
The faithful shall depart with honor and fame.
The faithful do not follow empty religious rituals.
The faithful are firmly bound to the Dharma.
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 14th Pauree of Japji Sahib by Snatam Kaur.
Enjoy this beautiful musical recitation of the 14th Pauree of Japji Sahib by Sat Purkh Kaur.
Enjoy this beautiful musical recitation of the 14th 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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