Japji Sahib – 24th Pauree

24th Pauree

The Twenty Fourth Pauree breaks through all limitations with the force of a thunderbolt. It is so powerful that it affects generations. It has the power to kill misfortune.


Sikh Art by Sewa Singh – SikhPhotos.com


The 24th pauree is about the endless, limitless, and countless nature of the One. Guru Nanak tells us that no one knows the limits of the One and there are no words that can describe that vastness. Nam Simran, chanting and meditating on the Naam, can unlock and open our inner door to invite in the divine experience of this essential resonance. How well we succeed in fully opening to it is partially due to our practice and discipline, but primarily achieved through Grace. This experience of Naam cannot be taken, it can only be received as a gift. Guru Nanak advises us that the One is infinite but that we, as humans, do not have the capacity to fully grasp that vastness. However, Nanak gives us a way to reach that state, which is through the Naam. The Naam is the highest of the high and those who practice the Naam can achieve that exalted state through nadar, the glance of Grace. Yet, he puts it on us, the students, to do the work.
Do you know what Guru Nanak has done? He has used Naad, Siri Naad, and put all the limits of the sun and moon and the stars, and the individual psyche, and the reactive psyche, and the co-reactive psyche, and the projecting psyche. What he did is to put out a big hand and round it up. That gives you sovereignty. That guarantees your happiness. The greatest thing ever Guru Nanak has done for mankind is to give this [24th] pauree. It cuts out any and all negativity, insanity, pain, and curse in life. It breaks everything within the limit that can affect you.

~Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan – July 4, 1989

24th Pauree

Ant na sifatee kehnn na ant.

Ant na karnnai daynn na ant.

Ant na vaykhann sunnann na ant.

Ant na jaapai ki-aa man mant.

Ant na jaapai keetaa aakaar.

Ant na jaapai paaraavaar.

Ant kaarann kaytay bilalaa-eh.

Taa kay ant na paa-ay jaa-eh.

Ayho ant na jaannai ko-ei.

Bahutaa kehee-ai bahutaa ho-ei.

Vaddaa saahib oochaa thaa-o.

Oochay oopar oochaa naa-o.

Ayvadd oochaa hovai ko-ei.

Tis oochay kau jaannai so-ei.

Jayvadd aap jaannai aap aap.

Naanak nadaree karmee daat.  II 24 II


Endless are His praises, endless are those who speak them

.Endless are His actions, endless are His gifts.

Endless is His vision, endless is His hearing.

His limits cannot be perceived.

What is the mystery of His Mind?

The limits of the created universe cannot be perceived.

Its limits here and beyond cannot be perceived.

Many struggle to know His limits, but His limits cannot be found.

No one can know these limits.

The more you say about them, the more there still remains to be said.

Great is the Master, High is His heavenly home.

Highest of the High, above all is His Name.

Only one as great and as high as God can know His lofty and exalted state.

Only He Himself is that great.

He Himself knows Himself.

O Nanak, by His glance of Grace, He bestows His Blessings.


Musical Recitation

Enjoy these beautiful musical versions of the 24th Pauree, courtesy of the SikhNet Gurbani Media Center:

Wahe Guru Kaur (WHA!) 

Mirabai Ceiba 

Mata Mandir Singh

Gurunam Singh

 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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