Japji Sahib – 36th Pauree

36th Pauree

The Thirty-sixth Pauree brings divine realization.
It grants complete understanding of the heavens and the earth.


The great souls of Gyan Khand, the Realm of Spiritual Wisdom, have achieved the spiritual knowledge inherent in the expanse of the entire creation. Guru Nanak says that in Gyan Khand the Naad vibrates with amazing wonders that please the soul. The Naad vibrates and joy abounds.

Now Guru Nanak reveals the next level of spiritual growth. This is Saram Khand, the Realm of Humility, spiritual striving, and spiritual work. He says Saram khandd kee baannee roop, “In Saram Khand the beautiful Bani, the words and sounds of high spiritual vibrations, cover all things.” In Saram Khand, manifestations of incomparable beauty are created and fashioned from the Bani, formed from matter and high vibration energy. In Saram Khand, the human can perceive the immense power and elegance of the Bani.

Saram Khand expresses itself in terms of growing spiritual power and insight. It is a realm of indescribable beauty where the hard spiritual work is done. The beings of Saram Khand remain in the state of enlightenment and experience God as One, perfectly pervading all things . . . The intuitive consciousness, intellect, and understanding of the mind are formed in Saram Khand. The consciousness and brave spirit of the spiritual warriors and the beings of spiritual perfection, are formed in this realm.

It is here in Saram Khand where, through the hard work of the individual, the consciousness is ameliorated into spiritual perfection. Surat, the intuitive consciousness; mat, the intellect; man, the mind; and budh, the wisdom, are re-molded and elevated into a higher frequency and a greater awakening. The person enters the path of the spiritual warrior, the humble saint who battles his own internal weaknesses, clears his karma, and ultimately achieves an enlightened mind.
“For me, a Christian who has a Christ experience, a conscious experience, is equally beautiful a saint as a Buddhist in his experience, or a Sikh in his experience, or a Muslim in his experience. The question is the frequency of level. At what height are you flying? If you are flying at a lower height things will look big to you on the Earth. If you are flying at a very high height, there will be nothing on the earth you can look at. I attribute this to one thing, which in Sikh religion exists, … the power of the Word and how you recite the Word. In my experience, the entire Sikh religion is based on that one center – the power of the Word.”
Siri Singh Sahib November 9 1976

36th Pauree

Gi-aan khandd mahi gi-aan parchandd.

Tithai naad binod kodd anand.

Saram khandd kee baannee roop.

Tithai ghaarrat gharree-ai bahut anoop.

Taa kee-aa galaa kathee-aa naa jaa-hi.

Jay ko kehai pichhai pachhutaa-i.

Tithai gharree-ai surat mat man budh.

Tithai gharree-ai suraa sidhaa kee sudh. II 36 II


In the Realm of Wisdom,

spiritual wisdom reigns supreme.

The sound-current of the Naad vibrates there,

amidst the sounds and the sights of bliss.

In the Realm of Humility,

the Word is beauty.

Forms of incomparable beauty are fashioned there.

These things cannot be described.

One who tries to speak of these shall regret the attempt.

The intuitive consciousness, intellect, and understanding

of the mind are shaped there.

The consciousness of the spiritual warriors and the siddhas,

the beings of spiritual perfection,

are shaped there.


Musical Recitation

Enjoy these musical versions of of the 36th Pauree courtesy of the SikhNet Gurbani Media Center:

Wahe Guru Kaur (WAH!) – Giaan Khand / Saram Khand

 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 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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