The Nineteenth Pauree brings universal knowledge, inspiration, and revelation.
If you understand this pauree, you’ll never have any trouble understanding anything.
Excerpted from the book Guru Nanak’s Call of the Soul: Japji Sahib:
In the 19th pauree, Guru Nanak continues explaining the infinite vastness of the True One. He explains that the names, the abodes, and the realms of the One are countless and beyond reach. Even to call them countless is insufficient because the mind cannot grasp it.
Nanak tells us that from the Word comes the names and praises of the Divine in all its forms. From the Word all wisdom comes. From the Word, all written and spoken communications spring. The destiny that is written on our forehead is from this vibration, the Word, yet the One who writes that destiny is beyond this reality and beyond the imposition of destiny. The Word is the formlessness in every form, the unmanifest in all that is manifest. Everything that exists is an expression of the Word.
That is why we believe the Word is the most powerful thing. That’s why we believe in the Word, we worship the Word, the concept of the Word to us is the concept of God. Sing sweet songs, sing songs of higher consciousness that you call hymns, sing the song of the Guru that we call it Gurbani. Because that will cleanse your mind and heart. That will bring you the concept of a divine person. That will bring you the concept of higher consciousness, your words.
~ Siri Singh Sahib – July 14, 1979
The power and importance of the Word should not be underestimated. The Word, the Naam, is the vibration and very identity of the Creative One. In this the final asankh pauree, Guru Nanak’s deep mysticism is revealed. He possess an unbounded sense of beauty that exposes the entire creation as springing from the vibration of the Naam. The Guru explains to us the reality that the Naam pervades not only in the souls of humans on earth but throughout the meta-universe to all worlds and all beings.
Asankh naav asankh thaav. Agamm agamm asankh lo-a.
Asankh keheh sir bhaar ho-ei. Akhree naam akhree saalaah.
Akhree gi-aan geet gunn gaah. Akhree likhann bolann baann.
Akhraa sir sanjog vakhaann. Jinayeh likhay tis sir naa-eh.
Jiv furmaa-ay tiv tiv paa-eh. Jaytaa keetaa taytaa naa-o.
Vinn naavay naahee ko thaa-o. Kudrat kavann kahaa veechaar.
Vaari-aa na jaavaa ayk vaar.
Jo tudh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar. Too sadaa salaamat nirankaar. ]19]
Countless are the names, countless the places.
Inaccessible, unapproachable and countless are the celestial realms.
Even to call them countless is to carry the weight on your head.
From the Word, comes the Naam;
from the Word, comes praise of the Divine.
From the Word, comes spiritual wisdom,
singing the songs of divine glory.
From the Word, come the written and spoken words and hymns.
From the Word, comes destiny, written on one’s forehead.
But the One who wrote these Words of Destiny,
no words are written on the forehead of the One.
As the One ordains, so do we receive.
The created universe is the manifestation of the Divine Name.
Without the Divine Name, there is no place at all.
How can I describe Your Creative Power?
I cannot even once be a sacrifice to the One.
Whatever pleases the One is the only good done.
You, Eternal and Formless One.
Enjoy these beautiful musical recitations of the 19th Pauree of Japji Sahib.
Recitation by Meditative Mind.
Recitation by Gurudass Singh and Gurudass Kaur.
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 paurees, 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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