Japji Sahib – 33rd Pauree

33rd Pauree

The Thirty-third Pauree destroys your ego and brings home your divinity.
It removes negativity, neutralizes your destructive nature,
and prevents harm to others by your hand.


Sikh art by Sewa Singh – SikhPhotos.com


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

In the 33rd pauree, Guru Nanak teaches that we who are created by the Creator, have no power to do anything. All the power is in the hands of that One. Guru tells us that there is nothing we can do that will give us this power. Guru Nanak tells us that even to do the hard work of meditation comes as a gift by Divine Grace. In the 33rd pauree, Guru Nanak makes it clear that who we are and what station we hold in the Divine Plan is all in God’s hands, according to Divine Will. Guru Nanak affirms that the source of all things is the One and that human beings also come in form from that One. We have no power over life or death as it is all by Divine Will. We have no power over the physical world in which we live and we have no power in the spiritual realm. Guru Nanak advises that it is by the Grace of the True Guru that we learn the Name and it is only by recitation of the Name that we can change our painful fate into an elevated destiny.
“You ask for nothing and you will get everything. That’s the law. [The 33rd] pauree means ask for nothing and you will get everything. Whosoever will chant this pauree twenty-five times a day, there is nothing on the earth he or she will not have. This pauree Guru Nanak sang as a Sumpuran Kriya, a perfect, perfect seal.”
– Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan, July 2, 1982

33rd Pauree

Aakhann jor chupai neh jor.

Jor na mangann daynn na jor.

Jor na jeevann marann neh jor.

Jor na raaj maal man sor.

Jor na surtee gi-aan veechaar.

Jor na jugatee chhuttai sansaar.

Jis hath jor kar vaykhai so-ei.

Naanak utam neech na ko-ei. II 33 II


No power to speak,

no power to keep silent.

No power to beg,

no power to give.

No power to live,

no power to die.

No power to rule,

with wealth and occult mental powers.

No power to gain

intuitive understanding,

spiritual wisdom and meditation.

No power to find the way to escape from the world.

He alone has the power in His Hands.

He watches over all.

O Nanak, no one is high or low.



Musical Recitation

Enjoy these beautiful musical recitations of the 33rd Pauree, courtesy of the SikhNet Gurbani Media Center:

Wahe Guru Kaur (WHA!) – Jor na jeevan

Snatam Kaur – Aakhan Jor (Acceptance) 

Tera Naam – Aakhan Jor 


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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