Japji Sahib – 26th Pauree

26th Pauree

The Twenty-sixth Pauree transforms nothing into everything.
In your business it banishes loss, misfortune, and misery. 

Sikh Art by Sewa Singh – SikhPhotos.com


In this pauree Guru Nanak tells us that everything about God is amul – priceless, precious, and beyond value. Guru tells
us that the virtue and trade of the One are priceless. By that he means all that is within the Divine Will is true and authentic, generous beyond any valuation or estimation. He says that priceless are His qualities, and infinite are His blessings. The worshippers of God are priceless. His law is beyond value and the justice that is dispensed to all equally is also priceless. The entire universe, which is the court of the One, is precious beyond expression. That energy that created the universe is amulo amul – invaluable and the source of all virtues. This pricelessness is such that it cannot be described or understood. So what does a mere mortal do? Simply meditate on the impeccable Name; repeat it until you become one with it . . . The One can only be experienced and that experience comes not from not simply reciting the Name, but loving it. Vibrating that frequency with such devotion that you become one with it.


26th Pauree


Amul gunn amul vaapaar. Amul vaapaaree-ay amul bhanddaar.

Amul aaveh amul lai jaa-eh. Amul bhaa-ei amulaa samaa-eh.

Amul dharam amul deebaann. Amul tul amul parvaann.

Amul bakhsheesh amul neeshaann. Amul karam amul furmaann.

Amulo amul aakhi-aa na jaa-ei. Aakh aakh rehay liv laa-ei.

Aakheh vayd paath puraann. Aakheh parray kareh vakhi-aann.

Aakheh barmay aakheh ind. Aakheh gopee tai govind.

Aakheh eesar aakheh sidh. Aakheh kaytey keetay budh.

Aakheh daanav aakheh dayv. Aakheh sur nar mun jan sayv.

Kaytay aakheh aakhann paa-eh. Kaytay keh keh uth uth jaa-eh.

Aytay keetay hor karay-eh. Taa aakh na sakeh kayee kay-ei.

Jayvadd bhaavai tayvadd ho-ei. Naanak jaannai saachaa soi-ei.

Jay ko aakhai bol vigaarr. Taa likhee-ai sir gaavaaraa gaavaar. || 26 ||


Priceless are His virtues, priceless are His dealings.

Priceless are His dealers, priceless are His treasures.

Priceless are those who come to Him, priceless are those who buy from Him.

Priceless is love for Him, priceless is absorption into Him.

Priceless is the divine law of Dharma, priceless is the Divine Court of Justice.

Priceless are the scales, priceless are the weights.

Priceless are His blessings, priceless is His banner and insignia.

Priceless is His mercy, priceless is His royal command.

Priceless, O priceless beyond expression!

Speak of Him continually, and remain absorbed in His Love.

The Vedas and the Puraanas speak. The scholars speak and lecture.

Brahma speaks, Indra speaks. The Gopis and Krishna speak.

Shiva speaks, the Siddhas speak. The many created Buddhas speak.

The demons speak, the demigods speak.

The spiritual warriors, the heavenly beings, the silent sages, the humble and serviceful speak.

Many speak and try to describe Him.

Many have spoken of Him over and over again, and have then arisen and departed.

If He were to create as many again as there already are, even then, they could not describe Him.

He is as Great as He wishes to be.

O Nanak, the True Lord knows.

If anyone presumes to describe God, he shall be known as the greatest fool of fools!


Musical Recitation

Enjoy this beautiful musical recitation of the 26th Pauree of Japji Sahib by Wahe Guru Kaur (WAH!), courtesy of the SikhNet Gurbani Media Center:


 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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