Japji Sahib – 7th Pauree

7th Pauree

When you suffer from greed, madness for power, overbearing expansion, and the need to control;

when you become trapped in your territoriality, the Seventh Pauree will heal you.


Art courtesy of Sewa Singh – SikhPhotos.com


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

In the Seventh Pauree, Guru Nanak declares that all potency lies in the power of the One. It is only by the glance of Grace of the Divine, known as Nadar, that spiritual liberation can be achieved. Nadar is an important part of Sikh thought, because we can be saved by God’s Grace whether we are virtuous or worthless. Nadar is a spiritual event that occurs spontaneously. It is a glance, a brief encounter when the soul opens to the Truth and we become in synch with the vibration of the One, changing our destiny forever. That is all it takes to turn emptiness and depression into bliss and fulfillment. We don’t earn it and we don’t have to deserve it. It is a gift of pure Love from the One from whom all love comes . . . Nadar gives us hope in the universal order where the power of Grace is superior to the bonds of karma.
In the course of life, greed for wealth and madness for power can seduce even a person of consciousness. This is when you turn to the Seventh Pauree and meditate on its clear and simple message. In the principals of Raj Yog, the higher you are, the humbler you must be. Otherwise you shut off any possibility of Nadar, that glance of life-saving Grace from the One.
“Humility – the expression of humbleness comes from grace within. The expression of kindness come from compassion within. When the inside is not compassionate, kindness is not found for miles around you. And egolessness comes from enlightened awareness of the self. These are virtues, my dear, and one has to seek them. They are within us as water is in us, but we have to seek it.”
Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan – April 4, 1974
Musical Recitations

Enjoy this musical recitation by Wahe Guru Kaur (WHA!) courtesy of the SikhNet Gurbani Media Center:

7th Pauree

Jay jug chaaray aarjaa hor dasoonnee ho-ei.

Navaa khanddaa vich jaannee-ai naal chalai sabh ko-ei.

Changaa naa-o rakhaa-ei kai jas keerat jag layeh.

Jay tis nadar na aava-ee ta vaat na poochh-ai kay.

Keettaa andar keett kar dosee dos dharay.

Naanak nirgunn gunn karay gunnvanti-aa gunn day.

Tayhaa ko-ei na sujha-ee ji tis gunn ko-ei karay. II 7 II


Even if you could live throughout the four ages,

or even ten times more.

And even if you were known throughout the nine continents

and followed by all.

With a good name and reputation,

with praise and fame throughout the world.

Still, if the True One does not bless you

with the glance of Grace, then who cares?

What is the use?

Among worms, you would be considered a lowly worm,

and even contemptible sinners would hold you in contempt.

O Nanak, God blesses the unworthy with virtue,

and bestows virtue on the virtuous.

No one can even imagine anyone

who can bestow virtue upon 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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