Japji Sahib – 6th Pauree

6th Pauree

The Sixth Pauree dispels limitation.

Recite it when you feel limited, cornered, trapped or coerced. 

Sikh Art by Sewa Singh – SikhPhotos.com


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

Guru Nanak took an active stand against hollow religious rituals of all kinds and he tells us that simply making pilgrimages and bathing in holy waters does not bring us closer to the One without sincere love in your heart. As he looked around at the superficial religious commotion of the time he asked, what good is any of it if the pilgrims have not earned the grace of the One through their good actions? And if a person already lives in that bliss, Guru Nanak says there is no need to embark on a lengthy and austere pilgrimage. Guru Nanak tells us that we don’t need to seek God outside of ourselves; the precious treasures that we seek are already within. These jewels can be discovered by listening, even once, to the Word of the Guru.


Musical Recitation

Enjoy this beautiful recitation of the 6th Pauree from Meditative Mind.


6th Pauree


Teerath naavaa jay tis bhaavaa vinn bhaannay ki naa-ei karee.

Jaytee sirath upaa-ee vaykhaa vinn karmaa ki milai la-ee.

Mat vich ratan javaahar mannik jay eik gur kee sikh sunnee.

Guraa eik dayeh bujhaa-ee.

Sabhanaa jee-aa kaa eik daataa so mai visar na jaa-ee.  ||6||


If I am pleasing to the True One,

then that is my pilgrimage and cleansing bath.

Without pleasing the True One,

what good is ritual cleansing?

I gaze upon all the created beings:

without the karma of good actions,

what are they given to receive?

Within the mind are gems, jewels, and rubies

if you listen to the Guru’s teachings, even once.

The Guru has given me this one understanding.

There is only the One, the Giver of all souls.

May I never forget that Divine 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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