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.
Excerpted from the book Guru Nanak’s Call of the Soul: Japji Sahib:
“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
Enjoy this musical recitation by Wahe Guru Kaur (WHA!) courtesy of the SikhNet Gurbani Media Center:
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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