The Ninth Pauree gives expansion.
Excerpted from the book Guru Nanak’s Call of the Soul: Japji Sahib:
This story by Siri Singh Sahib,Yogi Bhajan illustrates the deep power of this type of listening:
“Once I decided I will learn astrology. The greatest in astrology at that time, was Pundit Ram Lal. So I went to him and I asked if he would teach me. He said, ‘Fine, but you have to bring carrot pudding every morning, when you go to the Golden Temple.’ So I brought a big dish of carrot food every morning and came there, sat there, but he would never speak to me… For two years, he never spoken a word to me and ate carrot pudding every morning and give it to everybody. … Two years later, one day Sunday we were sitting and he brought four horoscopes. He said, ‘Hey, interpret them.’ First I thought it wasn’t him. Second, I recognized [what to do]. Third, I took the horoscopes and one by one I started interpreting them. He said, ‘That’s all good. You know, good, now you are done.’ I said, ‘You didn’t tell me left, you didn’t tell me right, all you ate is carrot pudding and that’s it and…’ He said to me, ‘Come tomorrow.’ So next day I went there, with my big pudding bowl and he called all his students, he gave them the four horoscopes, the same horoscopes each one and told them interpret it. Everybody failed, everybody. So he told me, ‘You were here and I was not talking to you. You listened carefully to everything what went on here and you have become learned.’ Then, he told me in the words of Nanak, Sunni-ai sidh peer sur naath . . . I realized that was his way of teaching me. He said to me, ‘The appreciation I had for you is that you brought the pudding and I ate it. That was favor, that was a blessing.’
– Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan, July 28, 1997
Enjoy this version of the 9th pauree from Meditative Mind
Sunni-ai eesar barmaa eind.
Sunni-ai mukh saalaahann mand.
Sunni-ai jog jugat tan bhayd.
Sunni-ai shaasat simrit vayd.
Naanak bhagataa saadaa vigaas.
Sunni-ai dookh paap kaa naas. || 9 ||
Deeply listening are Shiva, Brahma, and Indra.
even foul-mouthed people praise the True One.
one understands the technology of Yoga and the secrets of the body.
one understands the Shaastras, the Simritees, and the Vedas.
O Nanak, the devotees are forever in bliss.
Deeply listening, pain and sin are erased.
Need to practice your pronunciation of Japji Sahib?
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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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