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Japji Sahib

Japji Sahib is part of the Aquarian Sadhana and is chanted every morning by Kundalini Yoga Teachers and Students all over the world. (takes about 20 minutes) It comes from the Sikh Religion and about 35 million Sikhs chant it every morning too.

Please Note: I have added a video, that you can listen to and even learn to say it.

The top line is in Gurmukhi and the 2nd line is in Devanagari (Hindi/Sansrit) for the people who do not read Gurmukhi.

I do not read and write Gurumukhi or the Devanagari. I would appeciate it, that if you see anything that is not correct, that you tell me so I can correct it. Thank you. ~Sat Avtar Kaur

(This version is from Mata Mandir Singh's Japi Sahib pdf booklet, hand typed by Sat Avtar Kaur, several times, any errors are mine). I used Mata Mandir Singh's version because he plays the musicand does the chant, it takes longer, but is easier to hear when memorializing it. The Video is newer and also is easy to hear and learn.

Japji Sahib- this is the way you would say it and takes about 25 minutes, MSS Guru Raj Kaur, and Amarijit Kaur - both have recordings which you can purchase at Ancient Healing Ways or Spirit Voyage.

NOTE: The spelling on Mata Mandir Singh's version is different than Spirit Voyages versions. But they are the same words. Spirit Voyage has created a series of pages on each Pauri, explaining the meaning. They are well worth reading. ~ Sat Avtar Kaur

Japji Sahib lecture by Yogi Bhajan

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Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo, Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo, Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo,
This version of Japji Sahib is slow enough that you can follow along and learn how to say it yourself. At least I am finding that so. And it goes at a faster clip than Mata Mandir Singh's version.

The Mul Mantra
(The Opening of Japji)

Is a Mantra for changing your Destiny. It contains the core, essential truth of creation, and its vibration is so powerful that it can change your fate and help you re-write your destiny.

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ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
ੴ सति नामु करता पुरखु निरभउ निरवैरु अकाल मूरति अजूनी सैभं गुर प्रसादि ॥

Ik-on'n kaar sat nam
We are One with God.

sat nam
This is our True Identity.

kartaa purakh
Doer of Everything

nibhao ninvair
Beyond fear. Beyond Revenge.

akaal moorat
Beyond Death

ajonee
Image of the Infinite, Unborn.

saibhang
Full of Light.

gur parsaad
This is the Guru's Gift.


॥ ਜਪੁ ॥
जपु ॥

jap
meditate!

ਆਦਿ ਸਚੁ ਜੁਗਾਦਿ ਸਚੁ ॥
आदि सचु जुगादि सचु ॥

aad sach
It is the primal Truth.

jugaad sach
True for all Time.


ਹੈ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਹੋਸੀ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ॥੧॥
है भी सचु नानक होसी भी सचु ॥१॥

hai bhee sach
True at this Instant.

naanak hosee bhee sach
O Nanak true forever.

Mantra for Knowing God:
(The 1st Pauri of Japji)

It is the first verse or pauree of Japji Sahib following the Mool (Mul) Mantra. Guru Nanak lays out the secrets of how to live well.

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ਸੋਚੈ ਸੋਚਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜੇ ਸੋਚੀ ਲਖ ਵਾਰ ॥
सोचै सोचि न होवई जे सोची लख वार ॥

sochai soch na hova-ee
jay sochee lakh vaar

By thinking and thinking,
Nothing hapens…
Though I may think a thousand times.


ਚੁਪੈ ਚੁਪ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜੇ ਲਾਇ ਰਹਾ ਲਿਵ ਤਾਰ ॥
चुपै चुप न होवई जे लाइ रहा लिव तार ॥

chupai chup na hova-ee
jay laa-ay rahaa liv taar

Deep in silence,
Nothining happens…
Though the string of longing plays.


ਭੁਖਿਆ ਭੁਖ ਨ ਉਤਰੀ ਜੇ ਬੰਨਾ ਪੁਰੀਆ ਭਾਰ ॥
भुखिआ भुख न उतरी जे बंना पुरीआ भार ॥

bhukhi-aa bhukh na utree
jay bannaa puree-aa bhaar

The hungry people stay hungry,
With the weight of the world on their backs.


ਕਿਵ ਸਚਿਆਰਾ ਹੋਈਐ ਕਿਵ ਕੂੜੈ ਤੁਟੈ ਪਾਲਿ ॥
किव सचिआरा होईऐ किव कूड़ै तुटै पालि ॥

sahas si-aanpaa lakh hohi
ta ik na chalai naal

You may be incredibly clever,
But you can't take it Home with you.


ਕਿਵ ਸਚਿਆਰਾ ਹੋਈਐ ਕਿਵ ਕੂੜੈ ਤੁਟੈ ਪਾਲਿ ॥
किव सचिआरा होईऐ किव कूड़ै तुटै पालि ॥

kiv sachi-aaraa ho-ee-ai
kiv koorhai tutai paal

How can I live the Truth?
How can I cut through the net of lies?


ਹੁਕਮੀ ਹੋਵਨਿ ਆਕਾਰ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਨ ਕਹਿਆ ਜਾਈ ॥
हुकमी होवनि आकार हुकमु न कहिआ जाई ॥

hakam rajaa-ee chainaa
naank likhi-aa naal

Walk in God's Will
Within and without.
O Nanak!
It's Written in your Soul.

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Mantra for Patience:
(The 2nd Pauri of Japji)

The second pauri of Japji can be repeated 11 times on its own as a mantra for patience and stability.

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ਹੁਕਮੀ ਹੋਵਨਿ ਆਕਾਰ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਨ ਕਹਿਆ ਜਾਈ ॥
हुकमी होवनि आकार हुकमु न कहिआ जाई ॥

hukmee hovan aakaar
hukam na kahi-aa jaa-ee

In God's Will all structures are formed,
Beyond words.


ਹੁਕਮੀ ਹੋਵਨਿ ਜੀਅ ਹੁਕਮਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥
हुकमी होवनि जीअ हुकमि मिलै वडिआई ॥

hukmee hovan jee-a
hukam milai vadi-aa-ee


In God's Will all Souls are formed
And become great.


ਹੁਕਮੀ ਉਤਮੁ ਨੀਚੁ ਹੁਕਮਿ ਲਿਖਿ ਦੁਖ ਸੁਖ ਪਾਈਅਹਿ ॥
हुकमी उतमु नीचु हुकमि लिखि दुख सुख पाईअहि ॥

hukmee utam neech
hukam likh dukh sukh paa-ee-ah

In God's Will
We are high or low.


ਇਕਨਾ ਹੁਕਮੀ ਬਖਸੀਸ ਇਕਿ ਹੁਕਮੀ ਸਦਾ ਭਵਾਈਅਹਿ ॥
इकना हुकमी बखसीस इकि हुकमी सदा भवाईअहि ॥

iknaa hukmee bakhsees
ik hukmee sadaa bhavaa-ee-ah


In God's Will are pleasure and pain.
In God's Will are loss and gain.


ਹੁਕਮੈ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਬਾਹਰਿ ਹੁਕਮ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥
हुकमै अंदरि सभु को बाहरि हुकम न कोइ ॥

hukmai andar sabh ko
baahar hukam na ko-ay


God's Will is alive within us.
No one is without it.


ਨਾਨਕ ਹੁਕਮੈ ਜੇ ਬੁਝੈ ਤ ਹਉਮੈ ਕਹੈ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥੨॥
नानक हुकमै जे बुझै त हउमै कहै न कोइ ॥२॥

naanak hukmai jay bujhai
ta ha-umai kahai na ko-ay


O Nanak! When you understand God's Will
All thoughts of self depart.

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Mantra for Depression:
(The 3rd Pauri of Japji

Transforms insufficiency into sufficiency, turns depression into elevation, and transforms low self-esteem into complete self-confidence."

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ਗਾਵੈ ਕੋ ਤਾਣੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਕਿਸੈ ਤਾਣੁ ॥
गावै को ताणु होवै किसै ताणु ॥

gaavai ko taan hovai kisai taan

Someone is singing of power,
To whom does the power belong?


ਗਾਵੈ ਕੋ ਦਾਤਿ ਜਾਣੈ ਨੀਸਾਣੁ ॥
गावै को दाति जाणै नीसाणु ॥

gaavai ko daat jaanai neesaan

Someone is singing of giving,
Knowing the sign in the song.


ਗਾਵੈ ਕੋ ਗੁਣ ਵਡਿਆਈਆ ਚਾਰ ॥
गावै को गुण वडिआईआ चार ॥

gaavai ko gun vadi-aa-ee-aa chaar

Someone is singing of excellence,
Of wonder and beauty divine.


ਗਾਵੈ ਕੋ ਵਿਦਿਆ ਵਿਖਮੁ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
गावै को विदिआ विखमु वीचारु ॥

gaavai ko vidi-aa vikham veechaar

Someone is singing of knowledge,
Through long and deep mediation.


ਗਾਵੈ ਕੋ ਸਾਜਿ ਕਰੇ ਤਨੁ ਖੇਹ ॥
गावै को साजि करे तनु खेह ॥

gaavai ko saaj karay tan khayh

Someone is singing of bodies,
Created and turned to dust.


ਗਾਵੈ ਕੋ ਜੀਅ ਲੈ ਫਿਰਿ ਦੇਹ ॥
गावै को जीअ लै फिरि देह ॥

gaavai ko jee-a lai fir dayh

Someone is singing of souls,
Given and taken away….


ਗਾਵੈ ਕੋ ਜਾਪੈ ਦਿਸੈ ਦੂਰਿ ॥
गावै को जापै दिसै दूरि ॥

gaavai ko jaapai disai door

Someone is singing that God
Seems to be far away.


ਗਾਵੈ ਕੋ ਵੇਖੈ ਹਾਦਰਾ ਹਦੂਰਿ ॥
गावै को वेखै हादरा हदूरि ॥

gaavai ko vaykhai haadraa hadoor

Someone is singing he sees
God's face every day.


ਕਥਨਾ ਕਥੀ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਤੋਟਿ ॥
कथना कथी न आवै तोटि ॥

kathnaa kathee na aavai tot

There has been no lack
Of well-told tales.


ਕਥਿ ਕਥਿ ਕਥੀ ਕੋਟੀ ਕੋਟਿ ਕੋਟਿ ॥
कथि कथि कथी कोटी कोटि कोटि ॥

kath kath kathee kotee kot kot

Millions and millions
Have talked and talked.


ਦੇਦਾ ਦੇ ਲੈਦੇ ਥਕਿ ਪਾਹਿ ॥
देदा दे लैदे थकि पाहि ॥

daydaa day laiday thak paahi

The Giver gives,
And the takers get tired.


ਜੁਗਾ ਜੁਗੰਤਰਿ ਖਾਹੀ ਖਾਹਿ ॥
जुगा जुगंतरि खाही खाहि ॥

jugaa jugantar khaahee khaahi

Through all the ages,
The eaters eat.


ਹੁਕਮੀ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਚਲਾਏ ਰਾਹੁ ॥
हुकमी हुकमु चलाए राहु ॥

hukmee hukam chalaa-ay raahu

By the command of the One Commander
The Path goes ever on.


ਨਾਨਕ ਵਿਗਸੈ ਵੇਪਰਵਾਹੁ ॥੩॥
नानक विगसै वेपरवाहु ॥३॥

naanak vigsai vayparvaahu

O Nanak! Blossom and live carefree.

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Mantra for Prosperity Consciousness:
(The 4th Pauri of Japji)

You have to feel prosperous in order to live your way into prosperity. 

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ਸਾਚਾ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸਾਚੁ ਨਾਇ ਭਾਖਿਆ ਭਾਉ ਅਪਾਰੁ ॥
साचा साहिबु साचु नाइ भाखिआ भाउ अपारु ॥

saachaa saahib sach naa-ay
bhaakhi-aa bhaa-o apaar

God is Truth and True Justice,
Bestowed with Infinite Love.


ਆਖਹਿ ਮੰਗਹਿ ਦੇਹਿ ਦੇਹਿ ਦਾਤਿ ਕਰੇ ਦਾਤਾਰੁ ॥
आखहि मंगहि देहि देहि दाति करे दातारु ॥

aakhahi mangahi dahi dahi
daat karay daataar


People plead "give me, give me!.
The Giver of all keeps giving.


ਫੇਰਿ ਕਿ ਅਗੈ ਰਖੀਐ ਜਿਤੁ ਦਿਸੈ ਦਰਬਾਰੁ ॥
फेरि कि अगै रखीऐ जितु दिसै दरबारु ॥

fayr ke agai rakhee-ai
jit disai darbaar


What offering can I make
To enter the Kingdom of heaven?


ਮੁਹੌ ਕਿ ਬੋਲਣੁ ਬੋਲੀਐ ਜਿਤੁ ਸੁਣਿ ਧਰੇ ਪਿਆਰੁ ॥
मुहौ कि बोलणु बोलीऐ जितु सुणि धरे पिआरु ॥

muhou ke bolan bolee-ai
jit sun dharay pi-aar


What should I say to feel loved?


ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਵੇਲਾ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਉ ਵਡਿਆਈ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
अम्रित वेला सचु नाउ वडिआई वीचारु ॥

amrit vaylaa sach naa-o
vadi-aa-ee veechaar


meditate deeply in the ambrosial hours
On the Nam, deep and vast.


ਕਰਮੀ ਆਵੈ ਕਪੜਾ ਨਦਰੀ ਮੋਖੁ ਦੁਆਰੁ ॥
करमी आवै कपड़ा नदरी मोखु दुआरु ॥

karmee aavai kaprhaa
nadaree mokh du-aar


Your karmas will all be covered
And the door of freedom will open.


ਨਾਨਕ ਏਵੈ ਜਾਣੀਐ ਸਭੁ ਆਪੇ ਸਚਿਆਰੁ ॥੪॥
नानक एवै जाणीऐ सभु आपे सचिआरु ॥४॥

naanak ayvai jaanee-ai
sabh aapay sachiaar


O Nanak! Know this: A person of Truth
Contains the whole universe.

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Mantra for Overcoming Failure:
(the 5th Pauri of Japji)

When you feel that you are not up to the job, this pauri will grant you all success."

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ਥਾਪਿਆ ਨ ਜਾਇ ਕੀਤਾ ਨ ਹੋਇ ॥
थापिआ न जाइ कीता न होइ ॥

thaapi-aa na jaa-ay keetaa na ho-ay

ਆਪੇ ਆਪਿ ਨਿਰੰਜਨੁ ਸੋਇ ॥
आपे आपि निरंजनु सोइ ॥

aapay aap niranjan so-ay

Unborn, Unmade, Himself alone,
The pure one.


ਜਿਨਿ ਸੇਵਿਆ ਤਿਨਿ ਪਾਇਆ ਮਾਨੁ ॥
जिनि सेविआ तिनि पाइआ मानु ॥

jin sayvi-aa tin paa-i-aa maan

Serve that One and gain glory in this world


ਨਾਨਕ ਗਾਵੀਐ ਗੁਣੀ ਨਿਧਾਨੁ ॥
नानक गावीऐ गुणी निधानु ॥

naanak gaavee-ai gunee nidhaan

O Nanak! Sing of the treasure of excellence.


ਗਾਵੀਐ ਸੁਣੀਐ ਮਨਿ ਰਖੀਐ ਭਾਉ ॥
गावीऐ सुणीऐ मनि रखीऐ भाउ ॥

gaavee-ai sunee-ai man rakhee-ai bhaa-o

ਦੁਖੁ ਪਰਹਰਿ ਸੁਖੁ ਘਰਿ ਲੈ ਜਾਇ ॥
दुखु परहरि सुखु घरि लै जाइ ॥

dukh parhar sukh ghar lai jaa-ay

Sing and listen, keep love in your mind
Pain will fly away.
And peace will come to your home.


ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਾਦੰ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਵੇਦੰ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਰਹਿਆ ਸਮਾਈ ॥
गुरमुखि नादं गुरमुखि वेदं गुरमुखि रहिआ समाई ॥

gurmukh naada'n
gurmukh vayda'n


From the Gurmukh comes the Naad.
From the /gurmukh comes knowledge.


ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਾਦੰ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਵੇਦੰ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਰਹਿਆ ਸਮਾਈ ॥
गुरमुखि नादं गुरमुखि वेदं गुरमुखि रहिआ समाई ॥

gurmukh rai-aa-samaa-ee

Through the Gurmukh we stay merged.


ਗੁਰੁ ਈਸਰੁ ਗੁਰੁ ਗੋਰਖੁ ਬਰਮਾ ਗੁਰੁ ਪਾਰਬਤੀ ਮਾਈ ॥
गुरु ईसरु गुरु गोरखु बरमा गुरु पारबती माई ॥

gur eesar gur gorakh barmaa
gur paarbatee maa-ee


The Guru is the from of God
That you can meditate on, imagine, and love.


ਜੇ ਹਉ ਜਾਣਾ ਆਖਾ ਨਾਹੀ ਕਹਣਾ ਕਥਨੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥
जे हउ जाणा आखा नाही कहणा कथनु न जाई ॥

jay ha-o jaanaa aakhaa naahee
kahnaa kathan ha jaa-ee


The Guru is mother, Maya.
When I know it I can't say it, Words are useless.


ਗੁਰਾ ਇਕ ਦੇਹਿ ਬੁਝਾਈ ॥
गुरा इक देहि बुझाई ॥

guraa ik dahi buijaa-ee

ਸਭਨਾ ਜੀਆ ਕਾ ਇਕੁ ਦਾਤਾ ਸੋ ਮੈ ਵਿਸਰਿ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥੫॥
सभना जीआ का इकु दाता सो मै विसरि न जाई ॥५॥

sabhnaa jee-aa kaa ik daataa

The Guru has given me one understanding:
All souls are gifts of the One.


ਸਭਨਾ ਜੀਆ ਕਾ ਇਕੁ ਦਾਤਾ ਸੋ ਮੈ ਵਿਸਰਿ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥੫॥
सभना जीआ का इकु दाता सो मै विसरि न जाई ॥५॥

so mai visar na jaa-ee

May I never forget Him!

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Mantra for Limitlessness:
(The 6th Pauri of Japji)

Recite it when you feel limited, cornered, trapped, or coerced," 11 times a day for 40 days and take back your power.

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ਤੀਰਥਿ ਨਾਵਾ ਜੇ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਵਾ ਵਿਣੁ ਭਾਣੇ ਕਿ ਨਾਇ ਕਰੀ ॥
तीरथि नावा जे तिसु भावा विणु भाणे कि नाइ करी ॥

tirath naavaa jay tis bhaavaa
vin bhaanay ke naa-ay karee

Pleasing God is the only ritual I do.
Without inner experience all rituals mean nothing.


ਜੇਤੀ ਸਿਰਠਿ ਉਪਾਈ ਵੇਖਾ ਵਿਣੁ ਕਰਮਾ ਕਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਲਈ ॥
जेती सिरठि उपाई वेखा विणु करमा कि मिलै लई ॥

jaytee sirath upaa-ee vaykhaa
vin karmaa ke milai la-ee


How many created beings there are!
I see thm spread all around me.
Without work hard,
How can anyone get anything?


ਮਤਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਰਤਨ ਜਵਾਹਰ ਮਾਣਿਕ ਜੇ ਇਕ ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਸਿਖ ਸੁਣੀ ॥
मति विचि रतन जवाहर माणिक जे इक गुर की सिख सुणी ॥

mat vich ratan javaahar maanik
jay ik gur keee sikh sunee


If you hear just one of the Guru's lessons
You will find the gems, jewels, and rubies
your mind.


ਗੁਰਾ ਇਕ ਦੇਹਿ ਬੁਝਾਈ ॥
गुरा इक देहि बुझाई ॥

guraa ik dahi bujhaa-ee

ਸਭਨਾ ਜੀਆ ਕਾ ਇਕੁ ਦਾਤਾ ਸੋ ਮੈ ਵਿਸਰਿ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥੬॥
सभना जीआ का इकु दाता सो मै विसरि न जाई ॥६॥

sabhnaa jee-aa kaa ik daataa
so mai visar na jaa-ee


The Guru has given me one understanding:
All souls are gifts of the One.
May I never forget Him.

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Mantra for Overcoming Greed :
(The 7th Pauri of Japji)

According to Yogi Bhajan, "when you suffer from greed, madness for power, overbearing expansion and the need to control, when you become trapped in your territoriality, the seventh pauri will heal you."

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ਜੇ ਜੁਗ ਚਾਰੇ ਆਰਜਾ ਹੋਰ ਦਸੂਣੀ ਹੋਇ ॥
जे जुग चारे आरजा होर दसूणी होइ ॥

jay jug chaaray aarjaa
hor dasoonee ho-ay

You may live through all the ages,
Or even ten times more.


ਨਵਾ ਖੰਡਾ ਵਿਚਿ ਜਾਣੀਐ ਨਾਲਿ ਚਲੈ ਸਭੁ ਕੋਇ ॥
नवा खंडा विचि जाणीऐ नालि चलै सभु कोइ ॥

navaa khanda vich jaanee-ai
naal chalai sabh ko-ay


Everyone may know you;
People may even follow you around.


ਚੰਗਾ ਨਾਉ ਰਖਾਇ ਕੈ ਜਸੁ ਕੀਰਤਿ ਜਗਿ ਲੇਇ ॥
चंगा नाउ रखाइ कै जसु कीरति जगि लेइ ॥

changa naa-o rakhaa-ay kai
jas keerat jag lay-ay


You may be well thought of
And praised throughout the world.


ਜੇ ਤਿਸੁ ਨਦਰਿ ਨ ਆਵਈ ਤ ਵਾਤ ਨ ਪੁਛੈ ਕੇ ॥
जे तिसु नदरि न आवई त वात न पुछै के ॥

jay tis nadar na aavee
ta vaat na puchhai kay


But if you don't see the unseen,
Then none of it matters at all.


ਕੀਟਾ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਕੀਟੁ ਕਰਿ ਦੋਸੀ ਦੋਸੁ ਧਰੇ ॥
कीटा अंदरि कीटु करि दोसी दोसु धरे ॥

keetaa andar keet kar
dorsee dos dharay


You'll live as a worm among worms.
And guilty people will place all their guilt on you.


ਨਾਨਕ ਨਿਰਗੁਣਿ ਗੁਣੁ ਕਰੇ ਗੁਣਵੰਤਿਆ ਗੁਣੁ ਦੇ ॥
नानक निरगुणि गुणु करे गुणवंतिआ गुणु दे ॥

naank nirgun gun karay
gunvanti-aa gun day


O Nanak! God gives goodness
To those who have it and those who don't.


ਤੇਹਾ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਸੁਝਈ ਜਿ ਤਿਸੁ ਗੁਣੁ ਕੋਇ ਕਰੇ ॥੭॥
तेहा कोइ न सुझई जि तिसु गुणु कोइ करे ॥७॥

tayhaa ko-ay na sujh-ee
je tis gun ko-ay karay


But the person does not exist
Who can give any goodness to Him.

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Mantra for Wisdom:
(The 8th Pauri of Japji)

According to Yogi Bhajan, the 8th pauri of Japji recited 11 times a day gives one "the power to be a perfect sage."

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ਸੁਣਿਐ ਸਿਧ ਪੀਰ ਸੁਰਿ ਨਾਥ ॥
सुणिऐ सिध पीर सुरि नाथ ॥

suni-ai sidh peer sur naath

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਧਰਤਿ ਧਵਲ ਆਕਾਸ ॥
सुणिऐ धरति धवल आकास ॥

suni-ai dharat dhaval aakaas

Listening…saints, heroes, masters.
Listening… the earth, the power, the ethers.


ਸੁਣਿਐ ਧਰਤਿ ਧਵਲ ਆਕਾਸ ॥
सुणिऐ धरति धवल आकास ॥

suni-ai deep lo-a-paaatall

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਪੋਹਿ ਨ ਸਕੈ ਕਾਲੁ ॥
सुणिऐ पोहि न सकै कालु ॥

suni-ai pohi na sakai kaal

Listening… high and low realms, oceans of light.
Listening… beyond time.


ਸੁਣਿਐ ਦੀਪ ਲੋਅ ਪਾਤਾਲ ॥
सुणिऐ दीप लोअ पाताल ॥

naanak bhagtaa sadaa vigaas

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਦੂਖ ਪਾਪ ਕਾ ਨਾਸੁ ॥੮॥
सुणिऐ दूख पाप का नासु ॥८॥

suni-ai dookh paap kaa naas

O Nanak! God's lovers bloom forever.
Listening destroys all pain and error.

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Mantra for Expansion:
(The 9th Pauri of Japji)

Repeat it 11 times every day and feel the expanded sense of your own nature.  It is one of the "Suniai" pauris (which means listening), so listen to this pauri sung.

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ਸੁਣਿਐ ਪੋਹਿ ਨ ਸਕੈ ਕਾਲੁ ॥
सुणिऐ पोहि न सकै कालु ॥

suni-ai eesar barmaa ind

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਮੁਖਿ ਸਾਲਾਹਣ ਮੰਦੁ ॥
सुणिऐ मुखि सालाहण मंदु ॥

suni-ai mukh saalaahan mand

Listening…men become gods.
Listening…praise comes from the mouth of the
most negative person.


ਸੁਣਿਐ ਜੋਗ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਤਨਿ ਭੇਦ ॥
सुणिऐ जोग जुगति तनि भेद ॥

suni-ai jog jugat tan bhayd

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਸਾਸਤ ਸਿਮ੍ਰਿਤਿ ਵੇਦ ॥
सुणिऐ सासत सिम्रिति वेद ॥

suni-ai saasat simrit vayd

Listening… the way of yoga and the body's secret
Listening… all holy books and scriptures.


ਨਾਨਕ ਭਗਤਾ ਸਦਾ ਵਿਗਾਸੁ ॥
नानक भगता सदा विगासु ॥

naanak bhagtaa sadaa vigaas

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਦੂਖ ਪਾਪ ਕਾ ਨਾਸੁ ॥੯॥
सुणिऐ दूख पाप का नासु ॥९॥

suni-ai dookh paap kaa nass

O Nanak! God's lovers bloom forever…
Listening destroys all pain and error.

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Mantra for Grace:
(The 10th Pauri of Japji)

Grace makes you simultaneously self-confident and humble, it gives you courage and generosity, and gives you an inner radiance and indescribable beauty.

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ਸੁਣਿਐ ਸਤੁ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ ਗਿਆਨੁ ॥
सुणिऐ सतु संतोखु गिआनु ॥

suni-ai sat santokh gi-aan

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਅਠਸਠਿ ਕਾ ਇਸਨਾਨੁ ॥
सुणिऐ अठसठि का इसनानु ॥

suni-ai athsath kaa isnaan

Listening… Truth, patience, wisdom.
Listening… bathing at all holy places.


ਸੁਣਿਐ ਪੜਿ ਪੜਿ ਪਾਵਹਿ ਮਾਨੁ ॥
सुणिऐ पड़ि पड़ि पावहि मानु ॥

suni-ai parh parh paavahi maan

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਲਾਗੈ ਸਹਜਿ ਧਿਆਨੁ ॥
सुणिऐ लागै सहजि धिआनु ॥

suni-ai laagai sahj dhi-aan

Listening… reading and reading gains honor.
Listening… concentration comes easy.


ਨਾਨਕ ਭਗਤਾ ਸਦਾ ਵਿਗਾਸੁ ॥
नानक भगता सदा विगासु ॥

naanak bhagtaa sadaa vigaas

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਦੂਖ ਪਾਪ ਕਾ ਨਾਸੁ ॥੧੦॥
सुणिऐ दूख पाप का नासु ॥१०॥

suni-ai dookh paap kaa naas

O Nanak! God's lovers bloom forever.
Listening destroys all pain and error.

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Mantra for Virtue:
(The 11th Pauri of Japji)

Our virtue is not in the external.  It doesn't matter how much we earn, what our degrees are, how many friends we have.  It doesn't matter if we are thin or fat.  The only virtue that matters for our own inner peace and happiness is our light. 

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ਸੁਣਿਐ ਸਰਾ ਗੁਣਾ ਕੇ ਗਾਹ ॥
सुणिऐ सरा गुणा के गाह ॥

suni-ai saraa gunaa kat gaag

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਸੇਖ ਪੀਰ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹ ॥
सुणिऐ सेख पीर पातिसाह ॥

suni-ai saykh peer paatisaah

Listening … deep oceans of grace.
Listening… kings, emperors, saints.


ਸੁਣਿਐ ਅੰਧੇ ਪਾਵਹਿ ਰਾਹੁ ॥
सुणिऐ अंधे पावहि राहु ॥

suni-ai andhay paavahi raahu

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਹਾਥ ਹੋਵੈ ਅਸਗਾਹੁ ॥
सुणिऐ हाथ होवै असगाहु ॥

suni-ai haath hovai asgaahu

Listening… blind ones find the Path.
Listening… the unknown is known.


ਨਾਨਕ ਭਗਤਾ ਸਦਾ ਵਿਗਾਸੁ ॥
नानक भगता सदा विगासु ॥

naanak bhagtaa sadaa vigaas

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਦੂਖ ਪਾਪ ਕਾ ਨਾਸੁ ॥੧੧॥
सुणिऐ दूख पाप का नासु ॥११॥

suni-ai dookh paap kaa naas

O Nanak! God's lovers bloom forever.
Listening destroys all pain and error

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Mantra for Obedience
(The 12th Pauri of Japji)

We can't really become the master of anything until we have learned to obey—purely, fully, and humbly. The act of aligning your own will with God's. This state of consciousness is elusive.

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ਮੰਨੇ ਕੀ ਗਤਿ ਕਹੀ ਨ ਜਾਇ ॥
मंने की गति कही न जाइ ॥

mannay kee gat khaee na jaa-ay

ਜੇ ਕੋ ਕਹੈ ਪਿਛੈ ਪਛੁਤਾਇ ॥
जे को कहै पिछै पछुताइ ॥

jay ko kahai pichhai pachhutaa-ay

If you agree with /god inside,
Your state of consiciousness cannot be described.
Anyone who tries will be sorry he tried.


ਕਾਗਦਿ ਕਲਮ ਨ ਲਿਖਣਹਾਰੁ ॥
कागदि कलम न लिखणहारु ॥

kaagad kalam na likhanhaar

ਮੰਨੇ ਕਾ ਬਹਿ ਕਰਨਿ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
मंने का बहि करनि वीचारु ॥

mannay kaa bahi karan veechaar.

No writer can write it. No pen can list it.
You have missed it.


ਐਸਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਿਰੰਜਨੁ ਹੋਇ ॥
ऐसा नामु निरंजनु होइ ॥

aisaa naam niranjan ho-ay

ਜੇ ਕੋ ਮੰਨਿ ਜਾਣੈ ਮਨਿ ਕੋਇ ॥੧੨॥
जे को मंनि जाणै मनि कोइ ॥१२ ॥

jay ko man jaanai man ko-ay

Such is the Nam. It makes you pure.
If you agree to agree, Your mind becomes sure.

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Mantra for Surrender
(The 13th Pauri of Japji)

When we surrender, we give our heads. When we give our heads, we surrender our egos. We still have an ego; but we no longer identify with it. Our egos are tied to time and space—the past, the present and the future

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ਮੰਨੈ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਹੋਵੈ ਮਨਿ ਬੁਧਿ ॥
मंनै सुरति होवै मनि बुधि ॥

mannai surat hovai man budh

ਮੰਨੈ ਸਗਲ ਭਵਣ ਕੀ ਸੁਧਿ ॥
मंनै सगल भवण की सुधि ॥

mannai sagat bhavan kee sudh

When you agree, You tune in become wise.
When you agree, You become aware
Of all the universes and worlds.


ਮੰਨੈ ਮੁਹਿ ਚੋਟਾ ਨਾ ਖਾਇ ॥
मंनै मुहि चोटा ना खाइ ॥

mannai muhi chotaa naa khaa-ay

ਮੰਨੈ ਜਮ ਕੈ ਸਾਥਿ ਨ ਜਾਇ ॥
मंनै जम कै साथि न जाइ ॥

mannai jam kai saath na jaa-ay

When you agree, You gain dignity and grace.
When you agree, Death cannot touch you.


ਐਸਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਿਰੰਜਨੁ ਹੋਇ ॥
ऐसा नामु निरंजनु होइ ॥

aisaa naam niranjan ho-ay

ਜੇ ਕੋ ਮੰਨਿ ਜਾਣੈ ਮਨਿ ਕੋਇ ॥੧੩॥
जे को मंनि जाणै मनि कोइ ॥१३॥

jay ko man jaanai man ko-ay

Such is the Nam. It makes you pure.
If you agree to agree. Your mind becomes sure.

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Mantra for Finding the Path
(The 14th Pauri of Japji)

As I surrender to the path, as I align my will with the will of "the God." Doubt drops away and my faith, in my self and my reality, grows with each day.

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ਮੰਨੈ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਠਾਕ ਨ ਪਾਇ ॥
मंनै मारगि ठाक न पाइ ॥

mannai maarag thaak na paa-ay

ਮੰਨੈ ਪਤਿ ਸਿਉ ਪਰਗਟੁ ਜਾਇ ॥
मंनै पति सिउ परगटु जाइ ॥

mannai pat si-o pargat jaa-ay

When you agree, Your path becomes clear.
When you agree, you go Home shinning with honor.


ਮੰਨੈ ਮਗੁ ਨ ਚਲੈ ਪੰਥੁ ॥
मंनै मगु न चलै पंथु ॥

mannai mag na chalai panth

ਮੰਨੈ ਧਰਮ ਸੇਤੀ ਸਨਬੰਧੁ ॥
मंनै धरम सेती सनबंधु ॥

mannai dharam saytee san-bandh

When you agree, You are not of this world
When you agree, You embrace the Dharma.


ਐਸਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਿਰੰਜਨੁ ਹੋਇ ॥
ऐसा नामु निरंजनु होइ ॥

aisaa naaam niranjan ho-ay

ਜੇ ਕੋ ਮੰਨਿ ਜਾਣੈ ਮਨਿ ਕੋਇ ॥੧੪॥
जे को मंनि जाणै मनि कोइ ॥१४॥

jay ko man jaanai man ko-ay

Such is the Nam. It makes you pure.
If you agree to agree, Your mind becomes sure.

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Mantra for Kundalini Awakening
(The 15th Pauri of Japji)

This pauri promises the fruits of surrender: the 10th gate opens. We awaken, and in awakening we carry our family, our friends and their karmas with us as we cross the world ocean. 

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ਮੰਨੈ ਪਾਵਹਿ ਮੋਖੁ ਦੁਆਰੁ ॥
मंनै पावहि मोखु दुआरु ॥

mannai paavahi mokh du-aar

ਮੰਨੈ ਪਰਵਾਰੈ ਸਾਧਾਰੁ ॥
मंनै परवारै साधारु ॥

mannai parvaarai saadhaar

When you agree, Your tenth gate opens.
When you agree, Your family is saved.


ਮੰਨੈ ਤਰੈ ਤਾਰੇ ਗੁਰੁ ਸਿਖ ॥
मंनै तरै तारे गुरु सिख ॥

manna i tarai taaray gur sikh

When you agree, You cross over the ocean,
Taking Guru's Sikhs by your side.


ਮੰਨੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਭਵਹਿ ਨ ਭਿਖ ॥
मंनै नानक भवहि न भिख ॥

mannai naanak bhavahi na bhikh

O Nanak! When you agree,
You never wander this earth as a beggar again.


ਐਸਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਨਿਰੰਜਨੁ ਹੋਇ ॥
ऐसा नामु निरंजनु होइ ॥

aisaa naam niranjan ho-ay

ਜੇ ਕੋ ਮੰਨਿ ਜਾਣੈ ਮਨਿ ਕੋਇ ॥੧੫॥
जे को मंनि जाणै मनि कोइ ॥१५॥

jay ko man jaanai man ko-ay

Such is the Nam. It makes you pure.
If you agree to agree, Your mind becomes sure.

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Mantra for the Universe
(The 16th Pauri of Japji)

This pauri talks about how compassion is the foundation of the building of the Universe and how knowing exactly what that compassion feels like is really what elevates you. 

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ਪੰਚ ਪਰਵਾਣ ਪੰਚ ਪਰਧਾਨੁ ॥
पंच परवाण पंच परधानु ॥

panch parvaan panch pardhaan

ਪੰਚੇ ਪਾਵਹਿ ਦਰਗਹਿ ਮਾਨੁ ॥
पंचे पावहि दरगहि मानु ॥

panchay paavahi dargahi maan

The chosen are worthy, The chose, supreme.
The chosen are honored int he courts of kings.


ਪੰਚੇ ਸੋਹਹਿ ਦਰਿ ਰਾਜਾਨੁ ॥
पंचे सोहहि दरि राजानु ॥

panchay sohahi dar raajaan

ਪੰਚਾ ਕਾ ਗੁਰੁ ਏਕੁ ਧਿਆਨੁ ॥
पंचा का गुरु एकु धिआनु ॥

panchaa kaa gur ayk dhi-aan

The chosen look beautiful in the kingdom of heaven.
The chosen meditate Focused on the Guru.


ਜੇ ਕੋ ਕਹੈ ਕਰੈ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
जे को कहै करै वीचारु ॥

jay ko kahai karat veechaar

ਕਰਤੇ ਕੈ ਕਰਣੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਸੁਮਾਰੁ ॥
करते कै करणै नाही सुमारु ॥

kartay kai karnai naa hee sumaar

If someone speaks from his deep mediation,
He still cannot count all the acts of creation.


ਧੌਲੁ ਧਰਮੁ ਦਇਆ ਕਾ ਪੂਤੁ ॥
धौलु धरमु दइआ का पूतु ॥

dhoul dharam da-i-aa kaa poot

ਸੰਤੋਖੁ ਥਾਪਿ ਰਖਿਆ ਜਿਨਿ ਸੂਤਿ ॥
संतोखु थापि रखिआ जिनि सूति ॥

santokh thaap rakhi-aa jin soot

Dharma is the support of the earth.
Born of compassion and kindness.
It patiently holds the thread of creation together.


ਜੇ ਕੋ ਬੁਝੈ ਹੋਵੈ ਸਚਿਆਰੁ ॥
जे को बुझै होवै सचिआरु ॥

jay ko bhijai hovai sachiaar

ਧਵਲੈ ਉਪਰਿ ਕੇਤਾ ਭਾਰੁ ॥
धवलै उपरि केता भारु ॥

dhavlai upar kaytaa bhaar

Understand this band become a person of Truth
What a great load the Dharma sustains!


ਧਰਤੀ ਹੋਰੁ ਪਰੈ ਹੋਰੁ ਹੋਰੁ ॥
धरती होरु परै होरु होरु ॥

dhartee hor parai hor hor

ਤਿਸ ਤੇ ਭਾਰੁ ਤਲੈ ਕਵਣੁ ਜੋਰੁ ॥
तिस ते भारु तलै कवणु जोरु ॥

tis tay bhaar talai kavan jor

There are worlds beyond worlds.
What holds them each in their orbit?


ਜੀਅ ਜਾਤਿ ਰੰਗਾ ਕੇ ਨਾਵ ॥
जीअ जाति रंगा के नाव ॥

jee-a jaat rangaa kay naav

ਸਭਨਾ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਵੁੜੀ ਕਲਾਮ ॥
सभना लिखिआ वुड़ी कलाम ॥

sabhnaa likhi-aa vurhee kalaam

The names of the countless colors.
The many sorts of creatures.


ਏਹੁ ਲੇਖਾ ਲਿਖਿ ਜਾਣੈ ਕੋਇ ॥
एहु लेखा लिखि जाणै कोइ ॥

ayhu laykhaa likh jaanai ko-ay

ਲੇਖਾ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਕੇਤਾ ਹੋਇ ॥
लेखा लिखिआ केता होइ ॥

laykhaa likhi-aa kaytaa ho-ay

They all flow like ink from an endlessly moving pen.
If someone could actually write all this down,
Can you imagine how much writing that would be?


ਕੇਤਾ ਤਾਣੁ ਸੁਆਲਿਹੁ ਰੂਪੁ ॥
केता ताणु सुआलिहु रूपु ॥

kaytaa taan su-aalihu roop

ਕੇਤੀ ਦਾਤਿ ਜਾਣੈ ਕੌਣੁ ਕੂਤੁ ॥
केती दाति जाणै कौणु कूतु ॥

kaytee daat jaanai koun koot

What divine music! What beautiful forms!
What incredible gifts untold!


ਕੀਤਾ ਪਸਾਉ ਏਕੋ ਕਵਾਉ ॥
कीता पसाउ एको कवाउ ॥

keetaa pasaa-o ayko kavaa-o

ਤਿਸ ਤੇ ਹੋਏ ਲਖ ਦਰੀਆਉ ॥
तिस ते होए लख दरीआउ ॥

tis tay ho-ay lakh daree-aa-o

One gesture, One word,
And Ten thousand rivers flow!


ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਕਵਣ ਕਹਾ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
कुदरति कवण कहा वीचारु ॥

kudrat kavan kahaa veechaar

ਵਾਰਿਆ ਨ ਜਾਵਾ ਏਕ ਵਾਰ ॥
वारिआ न जावा एक वार ॥

vaari-aa na jaavaa ayk vaar

How can I speak or reflect on this power?
I cannot be a sacrifice even one time.


ਜੋ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਸਾਈ ਭਲੀ ਕਾਰ ॥
जो तुधु भावै साई भली कार ॥

jo tudh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar

ਤੂ ਸਦਾ ਸਲਾਮਤਿ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ ॥੧੬॥
तू सदा सलामति निरंकार ॥१६॥

too sadaa salaamat nirankaar

I want to do only what please Thee.
Formless… Peaceful…. Divine…

16

Mantra for Freedom
(The 17th Pauri of Japji)

The 17th Pauri of Japji talks of the countless ways of meditating and spiritual paths.  It offers no judgment.

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ਅਸੰਖ ਜਪ ਅਸੰਖ ਭਾਉ ॥
असंख जप असंख भाउ ॥

asa'nkh jap asa'nkh bhaa-o

ਅਸੰਖ ਪੂਜਾ ਅਸੰਖ ਤਪ ਤਾਉ ॥
असंख पूजा असंख तप ताउ ॥

asa'nkh poojaa asa'nkh tap taa-o

Countless chant, Countless love.
Countless do worship and create inner heat.


ਅਸੰਖ ਗਰੰਥ ਮੁਖਿ ਵੇਦ ਪਾਠ ॥
असंख गरंथ मुखि वेद पाठ ॥

asa'nkh garanth mukh vayd paath

ਅਸੰਖ ਜੋਗ ਮਨਿ ਰਹਹਿ ਉਦਾਸ ॥
असंख जोग मनि रहहि उदास ॥

asa'nkh jog man rahahi udaas

Countless read books and recite the scriptures.
Countless yogis live unattached…


ਅਸੰਖ ਭਗਤ ਗੁਣ ਗਿਆਨ ਵੀਚਾਰ ॥
असंख भगत गुण गिआन वीचार ॥

asa'nkh bhagat gun gi-aan veechaar

ਅਸੰਖ ਸਤੀ ਅਸੰਖ ਦਾਤਾਰ ॥
असंख सती असंख दातार ॥

asa'nkh satee asa'nkh daataar

Countless devotees. Countless virtures.
Countless knowledge and deep mediation.


ਅਸੰਖ ਸੂਰ ਮੁਹ ਭਖ ਸਾਰ ॥
असंख सूर मुह भख सार ॥

asa'nkh soor muh bhakh saar

ਅਸੰਖ ਮੋਨਿ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਇ ਤਾਰ ॥
असंख मोनि लिव लाइ तार ॥

asa'nkh mon liv laa-ay taar

Countless heroes who face steel without fear.
Countless are silent, suspended on a string
of longing.


ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਕਵਣ ਕਹਾ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
कुदरति कवण कहा वीचारु ॥

kudrat kavan kahaa veechaar

ਵਾਰਿਆ ਨ ਜਾਵਾ ਏਕ ਵਾਰ ॥
वारिआ न जावा एक वार ॥

vaari-aa na jaavaa ayk vaar

How can I speak or reflect on this pwoer?
I cannot be a sacrifice even one time.


ਜੋ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਸਾਈ ਭਲੀ ਕਾਰ ॥
जो तुधु भावै साई भली कार ॥

jo tudh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar

ਤੂ ਸਦਾ ਸਲਾਮਤਿ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ ॥੧੭॥
तू सदा सलामति निरंकार ॥१७॥

too sadaa salaamat nirankaar

I want to do only what pleases Thee.
Formless… Peaceful… Divine…

17

Mantra for Sanity:
(The 18th Pauri of Japji) 

Yogi Bhajan said that the 18th Pauri of Japji "fights madness, deep feelings of inferiority and self-destructive behavior."Recite it 11 times each day to connect with its power.  Bring sanity...and self-love...back into your life.

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ਅਸੰਖ ਮੂਰਖ ਅੰਧ ਘੋਰ ॥
असंख मूरख अंध घोर ॥

asa'nkh moorakh andh ghor

ਅਸੰਖ ਚੋਰ ਹਰਾਮਖੋਰ ॥
असंख चोर हरामखोर ॥

asa'nkh chor haraamkho

Countless maniacs, horribly blind,
Countless thieves and countless sneaks.


ਅਸੰਖ ਅਮਰ ਕਰਿ ਜਾਹਿ ਜੋਰ ॥
असंख अमर करि जाहि जोर ॥

asa'nkh amar kar jaahi jor

ਅਸੰਖ ਗਲਵਢ ਹਤਿਆ ਕਮਾਹਿ ॥
असंख गलवढ हतिआ कमाहि ॥

asa'nkh galvadh hati-aa kamaahi

Countless killers, countless villians,
Countless despots, countelss freaks.


ਅਸੰਖ ਪਾਪੀ ਪਾਪੁ ਕਰਿ ਜਾਹਿ ॥
असंख पापी पापु करि जाहि ॥

asa'nkh paapaa pap kar jaahi

ਅਸੰਖ ਕੂੜਿਆਰ ਕੂੜੇ ਫਿਰਾਹਿ ॥
असंख कूड़िआर कूड़े फिराहि ॥

asa'nkh koorhi-aa koorhay firaahi

Countless traitors who turn and flee.
Countless liars, lost in their lies.


ਅਸੰਖ ਮਲੇਛ ਮਲੁ ਭਖਿ ਖਾਹਿ ॥
असंख मलेछ मलु भखि खाहि ॥

asa'nkh malaychh mal bnakh khaahi

ਅਸੰਖ ਨਿੰਦਕ ਸਿਰਿ ਕਰਹਿ ਭਾਰੁ ॥
असंख निंदक सिरि करहि भारु ॥

asa'nkh nindak sir karahi bhaar

Countless wretches eating dirt.
Countless slanderers spreading their hurt.


ਨਾਨਕੁ ਨੀਚੁ ਕਹੈ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
नानकु नीचु कहै वीचारु ॥

naanak neech kahai veechaar

ਵਾਰਿਆ ਨ ਜਾਵਾ ਏਕ ਵਾਰ ॥
वारिआ न जावा एक वार ॥

vaari-aa na jaavaa ayk vaar

Nanak, the lowly and humble one,
Speaks from his deep mediation,
I cannot be a sacrifice even one time.


ਜੋ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਸਾਈ ਭਲੀ ਕਾਰ ॥
जो तुधु भावै साई भली कार ॥

jo tudh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar

ਤੂ ਸਦਾ ਸਲਾਮਤਿ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ ॥੧੮॥
तू सदा सलामति निरंकार ॥१८॥

too sadaa salaamat nirankaar

I want to do only what plese Thee.
Formless… Peaceful… Divine…

18

Mantra for Knowledge:
(The 19th Pauri of Japji)

The 19th Pauri of Japji, Asankh Naav, is the pauri to draw in wisdom, knowledge, and intuition.  It is a mantra which vibrates at the frequency of Divine Knowledge.

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ਅਸੰਖ ਨਾਵ ਅਸੰਖ ਥਾਵ ॥
असंख नाव असंख थाव ॥

asa'nkh naav asa'nkh thaav

ਅਗੰਮ ਅਗੰਮ ਅਸੰਖ ਲੋਅ ॥
अगम अगम असंख लोअ ॥

agamm agamm asa'nkh lo-a

Countless name,s countless places,
Countless realms remote.


ਅਸੰਖ ਕਹਹਿ ਸਿਰਿ ਭਾਰੁ ਹੋਇ ॥
असंख कहहि सिरि भारु होइ ॥

asa'nkh kehahi sir bhaar ho-ay

Even to speak the word "countless"
is really just a joke.


ਅਖਰੀ ਨਾਮੁ ਅਖਰੀ ਸਾਲਾਹ ॥
अखरी नामु अखरी सालाह ॥

askhree naam akhree saalaah

ਅਖਰੀ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਗੀਤ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਹ ॥
अखरी गिआनु गीत गुण गाह ॥

akhree gi-aan geet gun gaah

In primal sounds are Nam and praise.
In primal sounds are knowledge and song.


ਅਖਰੀ ਲਿਖਣੁ ਬੋਲਣੁ ਬਾਣਿ ॥
अखरी लिखणु बोलणु बाणि ॥

akhree likhan bolan baan

ਅਖਰਾ ਸਿਰਿ ਸੰਜੋਗੁ ਵਖਾਣਿ ॥
अखरा सिरि संजोगु वखाणि ॥

akhraa sir sanjog vakhaan

In primal sounds are words spoken and written.
In primal sounds is your destiny written.


ਜਿਨਿ ਏਹਿ ਲਿਖੇ ਤਿਸੁ ਸਿਰਿ ਨਾਹਿ ॥
जिनि एहि लिखे तिसु सिरि नाहि ॥

jin ayhi likhay tis sir naahi

ਜਿਵ ਫੁਰਮਾਏ ਤਿਵ ਤਿਵ ਪਾਹਿ ॥
जिव फुरमाए तिव तिव पाहि ॥

jiv furmaa-ay tiv tiv paahi

The One who writes is beyond all that.
As God commands, so people get.


ਜੇਤਾ ਕੀਤਾ ਤੇਤਾ ਨਾਉ ॥
जेता कीता तेता नाउ ॥

jaytaa keetaa taytaa naa-o

ਵਿਣੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਕੋ ਥਾਉ ॥
विणु नावै नाही को थाउ ॥

vin naavai naahee ko thaa-o

As great as Creation, so great is Nam.
Without it nothing could ever be done.


ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਕਵਣ ਕਹਾ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
कुदरति कवण कहा वीचारु ॥

kudrat kavan kahaa veechaar

ਵਾਰਿਆ ਨ ਜਾਵਾ ਏਕ ਵਾਰ ॥
वारिआ न जावा एक वार ॥

vaari-aa na jaavaa ayk vaar

How can I speak or reflect on this power?
I cannot be a sacrifice even one time.


ਜੋ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਸਾਈ ਭਲੀ ਕਾਰ ॥
जो तुधु भावै साई भली कार ॥

jo tudh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar

ਤੂ ਸਦਾ ਸਲਾਮਤਿ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ ॥੧੯॥
तू सदा सलामति निरंकार ॥१९॥

too sadaa salaamat nirankaar

I want to do only what pleases Thee.
Formless… Peaceful… Divine…

19

Mantra for Navigating Danger:
(The 20th Pauri of Japji)

Yogi Bhajan said that when you recited the 20th Pauri of Japji 11 times each day, it became a mantra for navigating danger. 

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ਭਰੀਐ ਹਥੁ ਪੈਰੁ ਤਨੁ ਦੇਹ ॥
भरीऐ हथु पैरु तनु देह ॥

bharee-ai hath pair tan dayh

ਪਾਣੀ ਧੋਤੈ ਉਤਰਸੁ ਖੇਹ ॥
पाणी धोतै उतरसु खेह ॥

paanee Dhotai utras khayh

When your hands your feet and your body are dirty,
Take water and wash all the dust away.


ਮੂਤ ਪਲੀਤੀ ਕਪੜੁ ਹੋਇ ॥
मूत पलीती कपड़ु होइ ॥

moot paleetee kaparh ho-ay

ਦੇ ਸਾਬੂਣੁ ਲਈਐ ਓਹੁ ਧੋਇ ॥
दे साबूणु लईऐ ओहु धोइ ॥

day saaboon la-ee-ai oh dho-ay

When your clothes become stained with urine,
Take soap and wash out the stain.


ਭਰੀਐ ਮਤਿ ਪਾਪਾ ਕੈ ਸੰਗਿ ॥
भरीऐ मति पापा कै संगि ॥

bharee-ai mat paapaa kai sang

ਓਹੁ ਧੋਪੈ ਨਾਵੈ ਕੈ ਰੰਗਿ ॥
ओहु धोपै नावै कै रंगि ॥

oh dhopai naavai kai rang

When your mind becomes loaded with error and
pain, Then wash your mind clean with the love
of the Name.


ਪੁੰਨੀ ਪਾਪੀ ਆਖਣੁ ਨਾਹਿ ॥
पुंनी पापी आखणु नाहि ॥

punnee paapee aakhan naahi

ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਣਾ ਲਿਖਿ ਲੈ ਜਾਹੁ ॥
करि करि करणा लिखि लै जाहु ॥

kar kar karnaa likh lai jaahu

Talking will never make you a saint.
It's by the actions yoy do again and again
That you create your own life and death.


ਆਪੇ ਬੀਜਿ ਆਪੇ ਹੀ ਖਾਹੁ ॥
आपे बीजि आपे ही खाहु ॥

aapay beej aapay hee khaahu

ਨਾਨਕ ਹੁਕਮੀ ਆਵਹੁ ਜਾਹੁ ॥੨੦॥
नानक हुकमी आवहु जाहु ॥२०॥

naanak hukmee aavhu jaahu

What you eat is what you sow. In God's will,
O Nanak! We come and go.

20

Mantra for Status:
(The 21st Pauri of Japji)

Yogi Bhajan taught that the 21st pauri of Japji "will maintain your status, grace, and position"

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ਤੀਰਥੁ ਤਪੁ ਦਇਆ ਦਤੁ ਦਾਨੁ ॥
तीरथु तपु दइआ दतु दानु ॥

tirath tap da-i-aa dat daan

ਜੇ ਕੋ ਪਾਵੈ ਤਿਲ ਕਾ ਮਾਨੁ ॥
जे को पावै तिल का मानु ॥

jay ko paavai til kaa maan

By going to church, by acting good,
By giving gifts, by sharing food,
Just a small bit of honor is won.


ਸੁਣਿਆ ਮੰਨਿਆ ਮਨਿ ਕੀਤਾ ਭਾਉ ॥
सुणिआ मंनिआ मनि कीता भाउ ॥

suni-aa mani-aa man keetaa bhaa-o

ਅੰਤਰਗਤਿ ਤੀਰਥਿ ਮਲਿ ਨਾਉ ॥
अंतरगति तीरथि मलि नाउ ॥

antargat tirath mal naa-o

Listen …, agree…, and let love fill your mind.
Wash away all dirt of the inner kind.


ਸਭਿ ਗੁਣ ਤੇਰੇ ਮੈ ਨਾਹੀ ਕੋਇ ॥
सभि गुण तेरे मै नाही कोइ ॥

sabh gun tayray mai naahee ko-ay

ਵਿਣੁ ਗੁਣ ਕੀਤੇ ਭਗਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਇ ॥
विणु गुण कीते भगति न होइ ॥

vin gun keetay bhagat na ho-ay

All virtues are Thine. I have none.
Without inner virtue there's no real devotion.


ਸੁਅਸਤਿ ਆਥਿ ਬਾਣੀ ਬਰਮਾਉ ॥
सुअसति आथि बाणी बरमाउ ॥

su-asat aath banee barmaa-o

ਸਤਿ ਸੁਹਾਣੁ ਸਦਾ ਮਨਿ ਚਾਉ ॥
सति सुहाणु सदा मनि चाउ ॥

sat suhaan sadaa man chaa-o

Hail to the primal Word! Creator!
Beautiful Truth! Happy mind!


ਕਵਣੁ ਸੁ ਵੇਲਾ ਵਖਤੁ ਕਵਣੁ ਕਵਣ ਥਿਤਿ ਕਵਣੁ ਵਾਰੁ ॥
कवणु सु वेला वखतु कवणु कवण थिति कवणु वारु ॥

kavan so vaylaa vakhat kavan
kavan thit kavan vaar

What is the hour, what is the time?
What is the day, the month, the season


ਕਵਣਿ ਸਿ ਰੁਤੀ ਮਾਹੁ ਕਵਣੁ ਜਿਤੁ ਹੋਆ ਆਕਾਰੁ ॥
कवणि सि रुती माहु कवणु जितु होआ आकारु ॥

kavan se rutee maahu kavan jit ho-aa aakaar

In which this whole cosmos appeared?


ਵੇਲ ਨ ਪਾਈਆ ਪੰਡਤੀ ਜਿ ਹੋਵੈ ਲੇਖੁ ਪੁਰਾਣੁ ॥
वेल न पाईआ पंडती जि होवै लेखु पुराणु ॥

vayl na paa-ee-aa pandtee
je hovai laykh puraan


If the wise men knew,
It would be written in the scriptures.


ਵਖਤੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਓ ਕਾਦੀਆ ਜਿ ਲਿਖਨਿ ਲੇਖੁ ਕੁਰਾਣੁ ॥
वखतु न पाइओ कादीआ जि लिखनि लेखु कुराणु ॥

vakhat na paa-i-o kaadee-aa
je likhan laykh kuraan


If the teachers knew,
It would be written in their books.


ਥਿਤਿ ਵਾਰੁ ਨਾ ਜੋਗੀ ਜਾਣੈ ਰੁਤਿ ਮਾਹੁ ਨਾ ਕੋਈ ॥
थिति वारु ना जोगी जाणै रुति माहु ना कोई ॥

thit vaar naa jogee jaanai rut maahu naa ko-ee

Even the yogis have puzzled looks.


ਜਾ ਕਰਤਾ ਸਿਰਠੀ ਕਉ ਸਾਜੇ ਆਪੇ ਜਾਣੈ ਸੋਈ ॥
जा करता सिरठी कउ साजे आपे जाणै सोई ॥

jaa kartaa sirthee ka-o saajay aapay jaanai so-ee

As the Creator creates, He understands when…


ਕਿਵ ਕਰਿ ਆਖਾ ਕਿਵ ਸਾਲਾਹੀ ਕਿਉ ਵਰਨੀ ਕਿਵ ਜਾਣਾ ॥
किव करि आखा किव सालाही किउ वरनी किव जाणा ॥

kiv kar aakhaa kiv saalaahee
ki-o varnee kiv jaanaa


How can I speak? How can I praise?
How can I imagine? How can I know?


ਨਾਨਕ ਆਖਣਿ ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਆਖੈ ਇਕ ਦੂ ਇਕੁ ਸਿਆਣਾ ॥
नानक आखणि सभु को आखै इक दू इकु सिआणा ॥

naanak aakhan sabh ko aakhai
ik doo ik si-aanaa


O Nanak! Everyone talks, and talks, and talks,
Each more clever than the last.


ਵਡਾ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਵਡੀ ਨਾਈ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾ ਕਾ ਹੋਵੈ ॥
वडा साहिबु वडी नाई कीता जा का होवै ॥

vadaa saahib vadee naa-ee
keetaa jaa kaa hovai


God is great! His hand is True.
There's nothing anyone else can do


ਨਾਨਕ ਜੇ ਕੋ ਆਪੌ ਜਾਣੈ ਅਗੈ ਗਇਆ ਨ ਸੋਹੈ ॥੨੧॥
नानक जे को आपौ जाणै अगै गइआ न सोहै ॥२१॥

naanak jay ko aapou jaanai
agai ga-i-aa na sohai


O Nanak! If you think you can do it all alone
you'll never look bright in your One True Home.

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Mantra for Legal Victory:
(The 22nd Pauri of Japji)

Yogi Bhajan said that repeating the 22nd Pauri of Japji 11 times a day will bring you victory in legal battles and "give you the strategy".

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ਪਾਤਾਲਾ ਪਾਤਾਲ ਲਖ ਆਗਾਸਾ ਆਗਾਸ ॥
पाताला पाताल लख आगासा आगास ॥

paataalaa paataal
lakh aagaasaa aagaas

There are thousands of worlds and underworlds
Both solid and etheric.


ਓੜਕ ਓੜਕ ਭਾਲਿ ਥਕੇ ਵੇਦ ਕਹਨਿ ਇਕ ਵਾਤ ॥
ओड़क ओड़क भालि थके वेद कहनि इक वात ॥

orhak orhak bhaal thakay
vayd kahan ik vaat


Searching through them all,
In the end will only make you tired.


ਸਹਸ ਅਠਾਰਹ ਕਹਨਿ ਕਤੇਬਾ ਅਸੁਲੂ ਇਕੁ ਧਾਤੁ ॥
सहस अठारह कहनि कतेबा असुलू इकु धातु ॥

sahas athaarah kahan kataybaa
asuloo ik dhaat


The Torah, the Bible and the Koran say
That there are 18,000 worlds.
But at the root of them all, there is only the One.


ਲੇਖਾ ਹੋਇ ਤ ਲਿਖੀਐ ਲੇਖੈ ਹੋਇ ਵਿਣਾਸੁ ॥
लेखा होइ त लिखीऐ लेखै होइ विणासु ॥

laykhaa ho-ay ta likee-ai
laykhai ho-ay vinaas


If all this could be written, And one were to try,
While trying to write it, He surely would die.


ਨਾਨਕ ਵਡਾ ਆਖੀਐ ਆਪੇ ਜਾਣੈ ਆਪੁ ॥੨੨॥
नानक वडा आखीऐ आपे जाणै आपु ॥२२॥

naanak vadaa aakhee-ai
aapay jaanai aap


O Nanak! All say that God is great,
But only He knows how great!

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Mantra for Elevation:
(The 23rd Pauri of Japji)

This is where the 23rd pauri of Japji can help.  Yogi Bhajan said that reciting it 11 times a day as a mantra for elevation will  "dispel darkness and elevate the self".

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ਸਾਲਾਹੀ ਸਾਲਾਹਿ ਏਤੀ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਨ ਪਾਈਆ ॥
सालाही सालाहि एती सुरति न पाईआ ॥

saalaahee saalaahi
aytee surat na paa-ee-aa

The praisers sing God's praises,
But they have no power to hear.

The rivers and streams flow into the ocean
And lose themselves in its vastness.


ਨਦੀਆ ਅਤੈ ਵਾਹ ਪਵਹਿ ਸਮੁੰਦਿ ਨ ਜਾਣੀਅਹਿ ॥
नदीआ अतै वाह पवहि समुंदि न जाणीअहि ॥

nadee-aa atai vaah
pavahi samund na jaanee-ahi


Even kings, who own oceans,
And mountains and treasure,
Are not equal to an ant,
Which forgets not its Maker.


ਸਮੁੰਦ ਸਾਹ ਸੁਲਤਾਨ ਗਿਰਹਾ ਸੇਤੀ ਮਾਲੁ ਧਨੁ ॥
समुंद साह सुलतान गिरहा सेती मालु धनु ॥

samun saah sultaan
girhaa saytee maal dhan

Even kings and emperors, with mountains of
property and oceans of wealth -

ਕੀੜੀ ਤੁਲਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਨੀ ਜੇ ਤਿਸੁ ਮਨਹੁ ਨ ਵੀਸਰਹਿ ॥੨੩॥
कीड़ी तुलि न होवनी जे तिसु मनहु न वीसरहि ॥२३॥

keerhee tul na hovnee
jay tis manhu na veesrahi

these are not even equal to an ant,
who does not forget God.

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Mantra for Family Karma:
(the 24th Pauri of Japji)

Codes within our cells are written by our family's history and determine more than what we look like and to what diseases we are prone. Even when we are vastly different that the rest of our family, certain tendencies toward discontent or misfortune can be present in our unconscious and subconscious from childhood.

This holiday season, if you are surrounded by family, there is a mantra that you can keep playing in your Ipod, or singing to yourself in sadhana. This mantra breaks family karma. It is said to shatter misfortune with the power of a thunderbolt and affect generations. It is a powerful mantra of change and transformation for you and your whole family.

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ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਸਿਫਤੀ ਕਹਣਿ ਨ ਅੰਤੁ ॥
अंतु न सिफती कहणि न अंतु ॥

ant na siftee kahan na ant

ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਕਰਣੈ ਦੇਣਿ ਨ ਅੰਤੁ ॥
अंतु न करणै देणि न अंतु ॥

ant na karnai dayn na ant

There is no end of good advice;
No end to what is said.
No end of doing, no end of giving,
No end of seeing, hearing and living.
There is no end in sight.


ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਵੇਖਣਿ ਸੁਣਣਿ ਨ ਅੰਤੁ ॥
अंतु न वेखणि सुणणि न अंतु ॥

ant na vaykhan sunan na ant

ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਪੈ ਕਿਆ ਮਨਿ ਮੰਤੁ ॥
अंतु न जापै किआ मनि मंतु ॥

ant na jaapai ki-aa man mant

What mantra lies within God's mind?
See the structure of the universe…
There is no end in sight.


ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਪੈ ਕੀਤਾ ਆਕਾਰੁ ॥
अंतु न जापै कीता आकारु ॥

ant na jaapai keetaa aakaar

ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਪੈ ਪਾਰਾਵਾਰੁ ॥
अंतु न जापै पारावारु ॥

ant na jaapai paaraavaar

See its endless expansion…
There is no end in sight.


ਅੰਤ ਕਾਰਣਿ ਕੇਤੇ ਬਿਲਲਾਹਿ ॥
अंत कारणि केते बिललाहि ॥

Ant kaaran kaytay billaahi

ਤਾ ਕੇ ਅੰਤ ਨ ਪਾਏ ਜਾਹਿ ॥
ता के अंत न पाए जाहि ॥

taa kay ant na paa-ay jaahi

Many wail in frustration,
Because there is no end in sight.


ਏਹੁ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਣੈ ਕੋਇ ॥
एहु अंतु न जाणै कोइ ॥

ayhu ant na jaanai ko-ay

ਬਹੁਤਾ ਕਹੀਐ ਬਹੁਤਾ ਹੋਇ ॥
बहुता कहीऐ बहुता होइ ॥

bahutaa kahee-ai bahutaa ho-ay

No one can find the end.
The more you try to tell,
The more there is to say.


ਵਡਾ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਊਚਾ ਥਾਉ ॥
वडा साहिबु ऊचा थाउ ॥

vadaa saahib oochaa thaa-o

ਊਚੇ ਉਪਰਿ ਊਚਾ ਨਾਉ ॥
ऊचे उपरि ऊचा नाउ ॥

oochay upar oochaa naa-o

God is high.
The Nam is high.


ਏਵਡੁ ਊਚਾ ਹੋਵੈ ਕੋਇ ॥
एवडु ऊचा होवै कोइ ॥

ayvad oochaa hovai ko-ay

ਤਿਸੁ ਊਚੇ ਕਉ ਜਾਣੈ ਸੋਇ ॥
तिसु ऊचे कउ जाणै सोइ ॥

tis oochay ka-o jaanai so-ay

You must get that high to see.


ਜੇਵਡੁ ਆਪਿ ਜਾਣੈ ਆਪਿ ਆਪਿ ॥
जेवडु आपि जाणै आपि आपि ॥

jayvad aap jaanai aap aap

ਨਾਨਕ ਨਦਰੀ ਕਰਮੀ ਦਾਤਿ ॥੨੪॥
नानक नदरी करमी दाति ॥२४॥

naanak nadree karmee daat

You must get that high to see.
God knows how high He is,
O Nanak! One glance can set you free.

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Mantra for Prosperity:
(the 25th Pauri of Japji)

Our projection is responsible for creating an energy around us, which operates as a point of attraction.  It's the Law of Attraction, but in yogic terms.  Yogi Bhajan was very clear about prosperity:  it comes from God. 

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ਬਹੁਤਾ ਕਰਮੁ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਨਾ ਜਾਇ ॥
बहुता करमु लिखिआ ना जाइ ॥

bahutaa karam likhi-aa naa jaa-ay

ਵਡਾ ਦਾਤਾ ਤਿਲੁ ਨ ਤਮਾਇ ॥
वडा दाता तिलु न तमाइ ॥

vadaa daataa til na tamaa-ay

There is so much karma,
You can't write it all down.


ਕੇਤੇ ਮੰਗਹਿ ਜੋਧ ਅਪਾਰ ॥
केते मंगहि जोध अपार ॥

kaytay mangahi jodh apaar

ਕੇਤਿਆ ਗਣਤ ਨਹੀ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
केतिआ गणत नही वीचारु ॥

kayti-aa ganat nahee veechaar

But the great Giver has not one bit of greed.
Not even as a little as a sesame seed.


ਕੇਤੇ ਖਪਿ ਤੁਟਹਿ ਵੇਕਾਰ ॥
केते खपि तुटहि वेकार ॥

kaytay khap tutahi vaykaar

Many soldier saints are begging.
Many people are meditating.


ਕੇਤੇ ਲੈ ਲੈ ਮੁਕਰੁ ਪਾਹਿ ॥
केते लै लै मुकरु पाहि ॥

kaytay lai lai mukar paahi

ਕੇਤੇ ਮੂਰਖ ਖਾਹੀ ਖਾਹਿ ॥
केते मूरख खाही खाहि ॥

kaytay moorakh khaaahee khaahi

There are many unrighteous, broken wretches.
Many take and take, and are never thankful.
There are many fools. The eaters keep eating.


ਕੇਤਿਆ ਦੂਖ ਭੂਖ ਸਦ ਮਾਰ ॥
केतिआ दूख भूख सद मार ॥

kayti-aa dookh bhookh sad maar

ਏਹਿ ਭਿ ਦਾਤਿ ਤੇਰੀ ਦਾਤਾਰ ॥
एहि भि दाति तेरी दातार ॥

ayhi bhe daat tayree daataar

Hunger and pain give so many a beating!
But these too are Thy gifts. O, Giver of all!


ਬੰਦਿ ਖਲਾਸੀ ਭਾਣੈ ਹੋਇ ॥
बंदि खलासी भाणै होइ ॥

band khalaasee bhaanai ho-ay

ਹੋਰੁ ਆਖਿ ਨ ਸਕੈ ਕੋਇ ॥
होरु आखि न सकै कोइ ॥

hor aakh na sakai ko-ay

Libertation and slavery are also Thy gifts.
No one else has nay say about this.


ਜੇ ਕੋ ਖਾਇਕੁ ਆਖਣਿ ਪਾਇ ॥
जे को खाइकु आखणि पाइ ॥

jay ko khaa-ik aakhdam paa-ay

ਓਹੁ ਜਾਣੈ ਜੇਤੀਆ ਮੁਹਿ ਖਾਇ ॥
ओहु जाणै जेतीआ मुहि खाइ ॥

oh jaanai jaytee-aa muhi khaa-ay

If anyone's foolish enough to speak,
He will feel the effects of his folly.


ਆਪੇ ਜਾਣੈ ਆਪੇ ਦੇਇ ॥
आपे जाणै आपे देइ ॥

aapay jaanai aapay day-ay

ਆਖਹਿ ਸਿ ਭਿ ਕੇਈ ਕੇਇ ॥
आखहि सि भि केई केइ ॥

aakhahi se bhe kay-ee kay-ay

God gives… God knows…
But only a few people speak of these things.


ਜਿਸ ਨੋ ਬਖਸੇ ਸਿਫਤਿ ਸਾਲਾਹ ॥
जिस नो बखसे सिफति सालाह ॥

jis no bakhsay sifat saalaah

ਨਾਨਕ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹੀ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹੁ ॥੨੫॥
नानक पातिसाही पातिसाहु ॥२५॥

naanak paatisaahee paatisaahu

The one whom He blesses to praise Him and love
Him, O, Nanak is king amoung kings!

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Mantra for Business Success:
(The 26th Pauri of Japji)

Owning a struggling business or even working in a struggling business is one of the biggest causes of stress for humans right now.  Shifting vibrational patterns is important for everyone working in a business together.  More Information and CDs

ਅਮੁਲ ਗੁਣ ਅਮੁਲ ਵਾਪਾਰ ॥
अमुल गुण अमुल वापार ॥

amul gun amul vaapaar

ਅਮੁਲ ਵਾਪਾਰੀਏ ਅਮੁਲ ਭੰਡਾਰ ॥
अमुल वापारीए अमुल भंडार ॥

amul vaapaaree-ay amul bhandaar

Priceless Thy virtues; priceless Thy dealigns.
Priceless Thy traders; priceless Thy treasures.
Priceless the weights and priceless the weighers.


ਅਮੁਲ ਆਵਹਿ ਅਮੁਲ ਲੈ ਜਾਹਿ ॥
अमुल आवहि अमुल लै जाहि ॥

amul aavahi amul lai jaahi

ਅਮੁਲ ਭਾਇ ਅਮੁਲਾ ਸਮਾਹਿ ॥
अमुल भाइ अमुला समाहि ॥

amul bhaa-ay amulaa samaahi

Priceless they come and priceless they go.
Priceless the lovers, lost in Thy embrace.


ਅਮੁਲੁ ਧਰਮੁ ਅਮੁਲੁ ਦੀਬਾਣੁ ॥
अमुलु धरमु अमुलु दीबाणु ॥

amul dharam amul deebaan

ਅਮੁਲੁ ਤੁਲੁ ਅਮੁਲੁ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ॥
अमुलु तुलु अमुलु परवाणु ॥

amul tul amul parvaan

Priceless the dharma; priceless Thy court.


ਅਮੁਲੁ ਬਖਸੀਸ ਅਮੁਲੁ ਨੀਸਾਣੁ ॥
अमुलु बखसीस अमुलु नीसाणु ॥

amul bakhsees amul neesaan

ਅਮੁਲੁ ਕਰਮੁ ਅਮੁਲੁ ਫੁਰਮਾਣੁ ॥
अमुलु करमु अमुलु फुरमाणु ॥

amul karam amul furmaan

Priceless Thy gifts; priceless Thy signs;
Priceless Thy actions; priceless Thy orders.


ਅਮੁਲੋ ਅਮੁਲੁ ਆਖਿਆ ਨ ਜਾਇ ॥
अमुलो अमुलु आखिआ न जाइ ॥

amulo amul aakhi-aa na jaa-ay

ਆਖਿ ਆਖਿ ਰਹੇ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਇ ॥
आखि आखि रहे लिव लाइ ॥

aak aakh rahay liv laa-ay

Priceless… priceless beyond speaking.
But speaking and speaking, many long to belong.


ਆਖਹਿ ਵੇਦ ਪਾਠ ਪੁਰਾਣ ॥
आखहि वेद पाठ पुराण ॥

aakhahi vayd paath puraan

ਆਖਹਿ ਪੜੇ ਕਰਹਿ ਵਖਿਆਣ ॥
आखहि पड़े करहि वखिआण ॥

aakhahi parhay karahi vakhi-aan

They recite the scriptures from memory.
They recite so many descriptions of Thee.


ਆਖਹਿ ਬਰਮੇ ਆਖਹਿ ਇੰਦ ॥
आखहि बरमे आखहि इंद ॥

aakhahi barmay aakhahi ind

ਆਖਹਿ ਗੋਪੀ ਤੈ ਗੋਵਿੰਦ ॥
आखहि गोपी तै गोविंद ॥

aakhahi gopee tai govind

Brahmas speak and Indras speak.
Many Gopis and Krishnas speak.


ਆਖਹਿ ਈਸਰ ਆਖਹਿ ਸਿਧ ॥
आखहि ईसर आखहि सिध ॥

aakhahi eesar aakhahi sidh

ਆਖਹਿ ਕੇਤੇ ਕੀਤੇ ਬੁਧ ॥
आखहि केते कीते बुध ॥

aakhahi kaytay keetay budh

Shivas speak and siddhas speak.
Man, many Buddhas speak.


ਆਖਹਿ ਦਾਨਵ ਆਖਹਿ ਦੇਵ ॥
आखहि दानव आखहि देव ॥

aakhahi daanav aakhahi dayv

ਆਖਹਿ ਸੁਰਿ ਨਰ ਮੁਨਿ ਜਨ ਸੇਵ ॥
आखहि सुरि नर मुनि जन सेव ॥

aakhahi sur nar mun jan sayv

Demons speak and gods speak.
Saints and Jains and servants speak.


ਕੇਤੇ ਆਖਹਿ ਆਖਣਿ ਪਾਹਿ ॥
केते आखहि आखणि पाहि ॥

kaytay aakhahi aakhan paahi

ਕੇਤੇ ਕਹਿ ਕਹਿ ਉਠਿ ਉਠਿ ਜਾਹਿ ॥
केते कहि कहि उठि उठि जाहि ॥

kaytay kahi kahi uth uth jaahi

Many, many, many speak.
And in the middle of speaking…
They die and depart


ਏਤੇ ਕੀਤੇ ਹੋਰਿ ਕਰੇਹਿ ॥
एते कीते होरि करेहि ॥

aytay keetay hor karayhi

ਤਾ ਆਖਿ ਨ ਸਕਹਿ ਕੇਈ ਕੇਇ ॥
ता आखि न सकहि केई केइ ॥

taa aakh na sakahi kay-ee-kay-ay

And even if Thou created
Twice as many speakers,
Thou art still beyond description.


ਜੇਵਡੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਤੇਵਡੁ ਹੋਇ ॥
जेवडु भावै तेवडु होइ ॥

jayvad bhaavai tayvad ho-ay

ਨਾਨਕ ਜਾਣੈ ਸਾਚਾ ਸੋਇ ॥
नानक जाणै साचा सोइ ॥

naanak jaanai saachaa so-ay

God is simply as great as He pleases.
O Nanak! The True One knows!


ਜੇ ਕੋ ਆਖੈ ਬੋਲੁਵਿਗਾੜੁ ॥
जे को आखै बोलुविगाड़ु ॥

jay ko aakhai boluvigaarh

ਤਾ ਲਿਖੀਐ ਸਿਰਿ ਗਾਵਾਰਾ ਗਾਵਾਰੁ ॥੨੬॥
ता लिखीऐ सिरि गावारा गावारु ॥२६॥

taa likee-ai sir gaavaaraa gaavaar

If anyone disagrees with this
He's a fool, Wherever he goes!

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Mantra for Moving Forward:
(The 27th Pauri of Japji)

You know it when you're stuck in life.  You feel tension, anxiety, and a gut feeling that you just aren't where you're supposed to be. When repeated 11 times each day, Yogi Bhajan said that it would "show you the way and remove obstacles and hurdles."

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ਸੋ ਦਰੁ ਕੇਹਾ ਸੋ ਘਰੁ ਕੇਹਾ ਜਿਤੁ ਬਹਿ ਸਰਬ ਸਮਾਲੇ ॥
सो दरु केहा सो घरु केहा जितु बहि सरब समाले ॥

so dar kayhaa so ghar kayhaa
jit bahi sarab samaalay

In what house, behind what door,
Who sit and remember the One?


ਵਾਜੇ ਨਾਦ ਅਨੇਕ ਅਸੰਖਾ ਕੇਤੇ ਵਾਵਣਹਾਰੇ ॥
वाजे नाद अनेक असंखा केते वावणहारे ॥

vaajay naad anayk asankhaa
kaytay vaavanhaaray


How many musicians play how many tunes?
How many enchanting songs are sung?


ਕੇਤੇ ਰਾਗ ਪਰੀ ਸਿਉ ਕਹੀਅਨਿ ਕੇਤੇ ਗਾਵਣਹਾਰੇ ॥
केते राग परी सिउ कहीअनि केते गावणहारे ॥

Kaytay raag paree si-o kahee-an
kaytay gaavanhaaray


How many singers are singing?


ਗਾਵਹਿ ਤੁਹਨੋ ਪਉਣੁ ਪਾਣੀ ਬੈਸੰਤਰੁ ਗਾਵੈ ਰਾਜਾ ਧਰਮੁ ਦੁਆਰੇ ॥
गावहि तुहनो पउणु पाणी बैसंतरु गावै राजा धरमु दुआरे ॥

gaavahi tuhno pa-un paanee baisantar
gaavai raajaa Dharam du-aaray


The winds, waters, and fire---
Vibrating, sing Thy praises.
The king of the Dharma sings at the door.


ਗਾਵਹਿ ਚਿਤੁ ਗੁਪਤੁ ਲਿਖਿ ਜਾਣਹਿ ਲਿਖਿ ਲਿਖਿ ਧਰਮੁ ਵੀਚਾਰੇ ॥
गावहि चितु गुपतु लिखि जाणहि लिखि लिखि धरमु वीचारे ॥

gaavahi chit gupat likh jaaneh
likh likh Dharam veechaaray


The angels of the conscious and unconscious
Minds, Who write the records of our actions, sing,
As the king of Dharma reflects on that record.


ਗਾਵਹਿ ਈਸਰੁ ਬਰਮਾ ਦੇਵੀ ਸੋਹਨਿ ਸਦਾ ਸਵਾਰੇ ॥
गावहि ईसरु बरमा देवी सोहनि सदा सवारे ॥

gaavahi eesar barmaa dayvee
sohan sodaa savaaray


Shivas, Brahmas, and Devis sing.
Their beauty is beyond compare.


ਗਾਵਹਿ ਇੰਦ ਇਦਾਸਣਿ ਬੈਠੇ ਦੇਵਤਿਆ ਦਰਿ ਨਾਲੇ ॥
गावहि इंद इदासणि बैठे देवतिआ दरि नाले ॥

gaavahi ind idaasan baithay
dayviti-aa dar naalay


Sings indra seated on his throne,
And all the boddhisattvas there.


ਗਾਵਹਿ ਸਿਧ ਸਮਾਧੀ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਗਾਵਨਿ ਸਾਧ ਵਿਚਾਰੇ ॥
गावहि सिध समाधी अंदरि गावनि साध विचारे ॥

gaavahi sidh samaadhee andar
gaavan saadh vichaaray


The siddhas sing in deep samadhi.
The saddhus sing in deep reflection.


ਗਾਵਨਿ ਜਤੀ ਸਤੀ ਸੰਤੋਖੀ ਗਾਵਹਿ ਵੀਰ ਕਰਾਰੇ ॥
गावनि जती सती संतोखी गावहि वीर करारे ॥

gaavan jatee satee santokhee
gaavahi veer karaaray


The patient, chaste, and true ones sing.
The great and fearless warriors sing.


ਗਾਵਨਿ ਪੰਡਿਤ ਪੜਨਿ ਰਖੀਸਰ ਜੁਗੁ ਜੁਗੁ ਵੇਦਾ ਨਾਲੇ ॥
गावनि पंडित पड़नि रखीसर जुगु जुगु वेदा नाले ॥

gaavan pandit parhan rakheesar
jug jug vaydaa naalay


The pundits and the ancient sages
Sing and sing through all the ages.


ਗਾਵਹਿ ਮੋਹਣੀਆ ਮਨੁ ਮੋਹਨਿ ਸੁਰਗਾ ਮਛ ਪਇਆਲੇ ॥
गावहि मोहणीआ मनु मोहनि सुरगा मछ पइआले ॥

gaavahi ohnee-aa man mohan
surgaa mach pa-i-aalay


The mind bewitching beauties sing
On earth, in hells and heavens.


ਗਾਵਨਿ ਰਤਨ ਉਪਾਏ ਤੇਰੇ ਅਠਸਠਿ ਤੀਰਥ ਨਾਲੇ ॥
गावनि रतन उपाए तेरे अठसठि तीरथ नाले ॥

gaavan ratan upaa-ay tayray
athsath tirath naalay


Those of gem-like consciousness sing
At all the holy places.


ਗਾਵਹਿ ਜੋਧ ਮਹਾਬਲ ਸੂਰਾ ਗਾਵਹਿ ਖਾਣੀ ਚਾਰੇ ॥
गावहि जोध महाबल सूरा गावहि खाणी चारे ॥

gaavahi jodh mahaabal sooraa
gaavahi khaanee chaaray


The brave and mighty warriors sing. The soldiers sing
Along. The four wellsprings of life
Constantly sing Thy song.


ਗਾਵਹਿ ਖੰਡ ਮੰਡਲ ਵਰਭੰਡਾ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਰਖੇ ਧਾਰੇ ॥
गावहि खंड मंडल वरभंडा करि करि रखे धारे ॥

gaavahi khand mandal varbhandaa
kar kar rakhay dhaaray


The planets, solar systems and galaxies sing
As they rotate in their places.


ਸੇਈ ਤੁਧੁਨੋ ਗਾਵਹਿ ਜੋ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਵਨਿ ਰਤੇ ਤੇਰੇ ਭਗਤ ਰਸਾਲੇ ॥
सेई तुधुनो गावहि जो तुधु भावनि रते तेरे भगत रसाले ॥

say-ee tudhuno gaavahi jo tudh bhaavan
ratay tayray bhagat rasaalay


They sing of Thee, who please Thee,
With shining, loving faces.


ਹੋਰਿ ਕੇਤੇ ਗਾਵਨਿ ਸੇ ਮੈ ਚਿਤਿ ਨ ਆਵਨਿ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਕਿਆ ਵੀਚਾਰੇ ॥
होरि केते गावनि से मै चिति न आवनि नानकु किआ वीचारे ॥

hor kaytay gaavan say mai chit na aavan
naanak ki-aa veechaaray


So many others singing Thy song, who never cross my
Mind. O Nanak, How can I tell this tale?


ਸੋਈ ਸੋਈ ਸਦਾ ਸਚੁ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸਾਚਾ ਸਾਚੀ ਨਾਈ ॥
सोई सोई सदा सचु साहिबु साचा साची नाई ॥

so-ee so-ee sadaa sach saahib
saachaa sachee naa-ee


That One True God is always True--
Gracious, loving, kind.


ਹੈ ਭੀ ਹੋਸੀ ਜਾਇ ਨ ਜਾਸੀ ਰਚਨਾ ਜਿਨਿ ਰਚਾਈ ॥
है भी होसी जाइ न जासी रचना जिनि रचाई ॥

hai bhee hosee jaa-ay na jaasee
rachnaa jin rachaa-ee


He is Now, And shall always be.
He does not come and go.


ਰੰਗੀ ਰੰਗੀ ਭਾਤੀ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਜਿਨਸੀ ਮਾਇਆ ਜਿਨਿ ਉਪਾਈ ॥
रंगी रंगी भाती करि करि जिनसी माइआ जिनि उपाई ॥

rangee rangee bhaatee kar kar
jinsee maa-i-aa jin upaa-ee


Creating the countless colors
Of all hues and sorts and kinds.


ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਵੇਖੈ ਕੀਤਾ ਆਪਣਾ ਜਿਵ ਤਿਸ ਦੀ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥
करि करि वेखै कीता आपणा जिव तिस दी वडिआई ॥

kar kar vaykhai keetaa aapnaa
jiv tis dee vadi-aa-ee


Great Master of illusions,
Made, and seen within His Mind.


ਜੋ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਸੋਈ ਕਰਸੀ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਨ ਕਰਣਾ ਜਾਈ ॥
जो तिसु भावै सोई करसी हुकमु न करणा जाई ॥

jo tis bhaavai so-ee karsee
hukam na karnaa jaa-ee


He does whatever pleases Him,
No one tells him what to do.


ਸੋ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹੁ ਸਾਹਾ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਰਹਣੁ ਰਜਾਈ ॥੨੭॥
सो पातिसाहु साहा पातिसाहिबु नानक रहणु रजाई ॥२७॥

so paatisaahy saahaa paatisaahib
naanak rahan rajaa-ee


He is the King! The King of kings,
O Nanak! Live ever in His Will.

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The Aadays Tisay Aadays Pauris
(Pauris 28-31 of Japji)

Aadays tisai aadays
Aad aneel anaad anahat
Jug jug ayko vays

It is a combination of words with a vibration of tremendous humility.  It is a simply statement of surrender and honor to the Great Divine.  Each of the 28th-31st Pauris ends with these powerful words, and yet each pauri has its own unique vibration. (Yogi Bhajan gave teachings on the effects of each of the Pauris of Japji and what repeating them 11 times everyday would bring.)

NOTE:  Yogi Bhajan said the 28th Pauri was the strongest combination of words on the planet.

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ਮੁੰਦਾ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ ਸਰਮੁ ਪਤੁ ਝੋਲੀ ਧਿਆਨ ਕੀ ਕਰਹਿ ਬਿਭੂਤਿ ॥
मुंदा संतोखु सरमु पतु झोली धिआन की करहि बिभूति ॥

munda santokh saram pat holee
dhi-aan kee karahi bibhoot


Wear the earrings of patience.
Carry the begging bowl and wallet of humility,
And smear the ashes of mediation on your body.


ਖਿੰਥਾ ਕਾਲੁ ਕੁਆਰੀ ਕਾਇਆ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਡੰਡਾ ਪਰਤੀਤਿ ॥
खिंथा कालु कुआरी काइआ जुगति डंडा परतीति ॥

khinthaa kaal ku-aaree kaa-iaa
jugat dandaa parteet


Let your many-colored coat be death.
Follow the path of purity,
With the walking stick of faith.


ਆਈ ਪੰਥੀ ਸਗਲ ਜਮਾਤੀ ਮਨਿ ਜੀਤੈ ਜਗੁ ਜੀਤੁ ॥
आई पंथी सगल जमाती मनि जीतै जगु जीतु ॥

aa-ee panthee sagai jamaatee
man jeetai jag jeet


Let your sect be the family of man.
Conquer your own mind
And be victorious in the world.


ਆਦੇਸੁ ਤਿਸੈ ਆਦੇਸੁ ॥
आदेसु तिसै आदेसु ॥

aadays tisai aadays

Hail! Hail! Hail! unto Him --

ਆਦਿ ਅਨੀਲੁ ਅਨਾਦਿ ਅਨਾਹਤਿ ਜੁਗੁ ਜੁਗੁ ਏਕੋ ਵੇਸੁ ॥੨੮॥
आदि अनीलु अनादि अनाहति जुगु जुगु एको वेसु ॥२८॥

aad aneel anaad anahat
jug jug ayko vays


Primal, Pure, and equal to none.
There is no beginning and no end.
Through all ages only the One.

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The Aadays Tisay Aadays Pauris
(Pauris 29-31 of Japji)

Aadays tisai aadays
Aad aneel anaad anahat
Jug jug ayko vays

It is a combination of words with a vibration of tremendous humility.  It is a simply statement of surrender and honor to the Great Divine.  

NOTE: Yogi Bhajan said the 29th Pauri would give you a Shield of Protection.

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ਭੁਗਤਿ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਦਇਆ ਭੰਡਾਰਣਿ ਘਟਿ ਘਟਿ ਵਾਜਹਿ ਨਾਦ ॥
भुगति गिआनु दइआ भंडारणि घटि घटि वाजहि नाद ॥

bhugat gi-aan da-i-aa bhandaaran
ghat ghat vaajeh naad


Take your pleasure in wisdom.
Make kindness your servant.
In every heart plays one sound current.


ਆਪਿ ਨਾਥੁ ਨਾਥੀ ਸਭ ਜਾ ਕੀ ਰਿਧਿ ਸਿਧਿ ਅਵਰਾ ਸਾਦ ॥
आपि नाथु नाथी सभ जा की रिधि सिधि अवरा साद ॥

aap naath naathee sabh jaa kee
ridh sidh avraa saad


He is the Maser, with mastery of all
Magic powers and wealth, and every pleasure.


ਸੰਜੋਗੁ ਵਿਜੋਗੁ ਦੁਇ ਕਾਰ ਚਲਾਵਹਿ ਲੇਖੇ ਆਵਹਿ ਭਾਗ ॥
संजोगु विजोगु दुइ कार चलावहि लेखे आवहि भाग ॥

sanjog vijog du-ay kaar chalaaveh
laykhay aavahi bhaag


Both Union and loneliness come from Him…
Your actions write your great destiny.


ਆਦੇਸੁ ਤਿਸੈ ਆਦੇਸੁ ॥
आदेसु तिसै आदेसु ॥

aadays tisai aadays

ਆਦਿ ਅਨੀਲੁ ਅਨਾਦਿ ਅਨਾਹਤਿ ਜੁਗੁ ਜੁਗੁ ਏਕੋ ਵੇਸੁ ॥੨੯॥
आदि अनीलु अनादि अनाहति जुगु जुगु एको वेसु ॥२९॥

aad aneeal anaad anaahat
jug jug ayko vays


Hail! Hail! Hail! unto Him.
Primal, Pure, and equal to none.
There is no beginning and no end.
Through all ages only the One.

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The Aadays Tisay Aadays Pauris
(Pauris 30-31 of Japji)

Aadays tisai aadays
Aad aneel anaad anahat
Jug jug ayko vays

It is a combination of words with a vibration of tremendous humility.  It is a simply statement of surrender and honor to the Great Divine.  

NOTE: Yogi Bhajan said the 30th Pauri, it would make you a saint and a sage.

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ਏਕਾ ਮਾਈ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਵਿਆਈ ਤਿਨਿ ਚੇਲੇ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ॥
एका माई जुगति विआई तिनि चेले परवाणु ॥

aykaa maa-ee jugat vi-aa-ee
tin chaylay parvaan

Out of the marriage of God and Maya
Three worth students are born.


ਇਕੁ ਸੰਸਾਰੀ ਇਕੁ ਭੰਡਾਰੀ ਇਕੁ ਲਾਏ ਦੀਬਾਣੁ ॥
इकु संसारी इकु भंडारी इकु लाए दीबाणु ॥

ik sansaaree ik bhandaaree
ik laa-ay deebaan


The Generator, Organizer and Destroyer
Of all life and worldly forms


ਜਿਵ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਤਿਵੈ ਚਲਾਵੈ ਜਿਵ ਹੋਵੈ ਫੁਰਮਾਣੁ ॥
जिव तिसु भावै तिवै चलावै जिव होवै फुरमाणु ॥

jiv tis bhaavai tivai chalaavai
jiv hovai furmaan


As He pleases, all things move
According to His order.


ਓਹੁ ਵੇਖੈ ਓਨਾ ਨਦਰਿ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਬਹੁਤਾ ਏਹੁ ਵਿਡਾਣੁ ॥
ओहु वेखै ओना नदरि न आवै बहुता एहु विडाणु ॥

oh vaykhai onaa nadar na aavai
bahutaa ayhu vidaan


He sees it all, but none see Him,
And all are filled with wonder.


ਆਦੇਸੁ ਤਿਸੈ ਆਦੇਸੁ ॥
आदेसु तिसै आदेसु ॥

aadays tisai aadays

Hail! Hail! Hail! unto Him.


ਆਦਿ ਅਨੀਲੁ ਅਨਾਦਿ ਅਨਾਹਤਿ ਜੁਗੁ ਜੁਗੁ ਏਕੋ ਵੇਸੁ ॥੩੦॥
आदि अनीलु अनादि अनाहति जुगु जुगु एको वेसु ॥३०॥

aad aneel anaad anaahat
jug jug ayko vays


Primal, Pure, and equal to none.
There is no beginning and no end.
Through all ages only the One.

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The Aadays Tisay Aadays Pauris
(Pauris 31 of Japji)

Aadays tisai aadays
Aad aneel anaad anahat
Jug jug ayko vays

It is a combination of words with a vibration of tremendous humility.  It is a simply statement of surrender and honor to the Great Divine.   Each of the 28th-31st Pauris of Japji ends with these powerful words, and yet each pauri has its own unique vibration.

NOTE: Yogi Bhajan said 31st Pauri brings heavenly virtues.

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ਆਸਣੁ ਲੋਇ ਲੋਇ ਭੰਡਾਰ ॥
आसणु लोइ लोइ भंडार ॥

aasan lo-ay lo-ay bhandaar

ਜੋ ਕਿਛੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਸੁ ਏਕਾ ਵਾਰ ॥
जो किछु पाइआ सु एका वार ॥

jo kichn paa-i-aa so aykaa vaar

Within the Light of every heart,--
One Soul, the house of treasure.


ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਵੇਖੈ ਸਿਰਜਣਹਾਰੁ ॥
करि करि वेखै सिरजणहारु ॥

kar kar vaykhai sirjanhaar

ਨਾਨਕ ਸਚੇ ਕੀ ਸਾਚੀ ਕਾਰ ॥
नानक सचे की साची कार ॥

naanak sachay kee saachee kaar

Placed there once, and for all time --
The Watcher and the Actor.
O Nanak! The actions of Truth are True.


ਆਦੇਸੁ ਤਿਸੈ ਆਦੇਸੁ ॥
आदेसु तिसै आदेसु ॥

aadays tisai aadays

Hail! Hail! Hail! unto Him.


ਆਦਿ ਅਨੀਲੁ ਅਨਾਦਿ ਅਨਾਹਤਿ ਜੁਗੁ ਜੁਗੁ ਏਕੋ ਵੇਸੁ ॥੩੧॥
आदि अनीलु अनादि अनाहति जुगु जुगु एको वेसु ॥३१॥

aad aneel anaad anaahat
jug jug ayko vays


Primal, Pure, and equal to none.
There is no beginning and no end.
Through all ages only the One.

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Mantra for Completing Your Karma
(The 32nd Pauri of Japji)

The 32nd Pauri of Japji when recited 11 times every day like an individual mantra, pays your debts and completes your karma. There is a lot more information, so you need to read the page.

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ਇਕ ਦੂ ਜੀਭੌ ਲਖ ਹੋਹਿ ਲਖ ਹੋਵਹਿ ਲਖ ਵੀਸ ॥
इक दू जीभौ लख होहि लख होवहि लख वीस ॥

ik doo jeebhou lakh hohi
lakh hoveh lakh vees

From one tongue there came thousands more,
And millions came from them.


ਲਖੁ ਲਖੁ ਗੇੜਾ ਆਖੀਅਹਿ ਏਕੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਗਦੀਸ ॥
लखु लखु गेड़ा आखीअहि एकु नामु जगदीस ॥

akh lakh gayrhaa aakhee-ahi
ayk naam jagdees

Millions of tongues are turning and churning.
Repeating the One Lord's Name.


ਏਤੁ ਰਾਹਿ ਪਤਿ ਪਵੜੀਆ ਚੜੀਐ ਹੋਇ ਇਕੀਸ ॥
एतु राहि पति पवड़ीआ चड़ीऐ होइ इकीस ॥

ayt raahi pat pavrhee-aa
charhee-ai ho-ay ikees

On the Master's Path are many steps.
Climb them, and come back Home.


ਸੁਣਿ ਗਲਾ ਆਕਾਸ ਕੀ ਕੀਟਾ ਆਈ ਰੀਸ ॥
सुणि गला आकास की कीटा आई रीस ॥

sun galaa aakaas kee
keetaa aa-ee rees

Even worms who hear of heavenly things
Are longing to come back Home.


ਨਾਨਕ ਨਦਰੀ ਪਾਈਐ ਕੂੜੀ ਕੂੜੈ ਠੀਸ ॥੩੨॥
नानक नदरी पाईऐ कूड़ी कूड़ै ठीस ॥३२॥

naanak nadree paa-ee-ai
koorhee koorhai thees

O Nanak! We get to come back Home
Only by the One God's Grace.
But the liars all boast, "I did it myself!"

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Mantra for Ego
(The 33rd Pauri of Japji)

This pauri, of Japji is said to remove negativity, smooth the ruffled feathers of your ego, prevent harm to another by your hand, and bring you into a greater sense of your own divinity.

Karma is a way of saying that your ∫ offering (meaning the sum total of your thoughts, words, actions, and feelings) create a field around you that resonates with other energies and that this field is stored across lifetimes. If your vibration is positive, your offering is positive and your point of attraction is also positive.

You may have put out one vibration, but this powerfully charged mantra overrides it, overtakes it, and transforms the energy into something wonderful. It's a mantra do-over button. It will shift your energy deeply and powerfully, helping you move past your karma and your conditions.

More Info on this page.

ਆਖਣਿ ਜੋਰੁ ਚੁਪੈ ਨਹ ਜੋਰੁ ॥
आखणि जोरु चुपै नह जोरु ॥

akhan jor chupai nah jor

ਜੋਰੁ ਨ ਮੰਗਣਿ ਦੇਣਿ ਨ ਜੋਰੁ ॥
जोरु न मंगणि देणि न जोरु ॥

jor na mangan dayn na jor

No power to be silent. No power to speak.
No power to beg. No power to give.


ਜੋਰੁ ਨ ਜੀਵਣਿ ਮਰਣਿ ਨਹ ਜੋਰੁ ॥
जोरु न जीवणि मरणि नह जोरु ॥

jor na jeevan maran nah jo

ਜੋਰੁ ਨ ਰਾਜਿ ਮਾਲਿ ਮਨਿ ਸੋਰੁ ॥
जोरु न राजि मालि मनि सोरु ॥

jor na raaj maal man sor

No power to die. No power to live.
No power lies wordily might.
No power lies in earthy treasure.
They only increase your mental chatter.


ਜੋਰੁ ਨ ਸੁਰਤੀ ਗਿਆਨਿ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ ॥
जोरु न सुरती गिआनि वीचारि ॥

jor na surtee gi-aan veechaar

ਜੋਰੁ ਨ ਜੁਗਤੀ ਛੁਟੈ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ॥
जोरु न जुगती छुटै संसारु ॥

jor na jugtee chhutai sansaar

No power to meditate or know the unknown.
No power to leave this world and go home.


ਜਿਸੁ ਹਥਿ ਜੋਰੁ ਕਰਿ ਵੇਖੈ ਸੋਇ ॥
जिसु हथि जोरु करि वेखै सोइ ॥

jis hath jor kar vaykhai so-ay

ਨਾਨਕ ਉਤਮੁ ਨੀਚੁ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥੩੩॥
नानक उतमु नीचु न कोइ ॥३३॥

naanak utam neech na ko-ay

One Power. One Actor. One Doer. One Knower.
O Nanak! No one is higher or lower.

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Beginning the Journey Home
The 34th and 35th Paurees of Japji:

Reciting the 34th pauree of Japji Sahib at least 11 times a day brings stability.

More Information on the 34th-35th Paurees page
ਰਾਤੀ ਰੁਤੀ ਥਿਤੀ ਵਾਰ ॥
राती रुती थिती वार ॥

raatee rutee thitee vaar

ਪਵਣ ਪਾਣੀ ਅਗਨੀ ਪਾਤਾਲ ॥
पवण पाणी अगनी पाताल ॥

pavan paanee agneee paataal

ਤਿਸੁ ਵਿਚਿ ਧਰਤੀ ਥਾਪਿ ਰਖੀ ਧਰਮ ਸਾਲ ॥
तिसु विचि धरती थापि रखी धरम साल ॥

tis vich dhartee thaap rakhee dharam saal

Nights.. days… weeks… seasons … winds…
Water and fire… all earthly regions…


ਤਿਸੁ ਵਿਚਿ ਜੀਅ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਕੇ ਰੰਗ ॥
तिसु विचि जीअ जुगति के रंग ॥

tis vich jee-a jugat kay rang

ਤਿਨ ਕੇ ਨਾਮ ਅਨੇਕ ਅਨੰਤ ॥
तिन के नाम अनेक अनंत ॥

tin kay naam anayk anant

Here live souls of countless colors and names,


ਕਰਮੀ ਕਰਮੀ ਹੋਇ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
करमी करमी होइ वीचारु ॥

karmee karmee ho-ay veechaar

ਸਚਾ ਆਪਿ ਸਚਾ ਦਰਬਾਰੁ ॥
सचा आपि सचा दरबारु ॥

sachaa aap sachaa darbaar

For this planet earth is the Realm of Dharma
And here is where we reflect on our Karma.
True is He, and True is His Court.


ਤਿਥੈ ਸੋਹਨਿ ਪੰਚ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ॥
तिथै सोहनि पंच परवाणु ॥

tithai sohan panch parvaan

ਨਦਰੀ ਕਰਮਿ ਪਵੈ ਨੀਸਾਣੁ ॥
नदरी करमि पवै नीसाणु ॥

nandree karam pavai neesaan

There all are beautiful -- perfect equals.
Grace covers their Karmas. They see the sign.


ਕਚ ਪਕਾਈ ਓਥੈ ਪਾਇ ॥
कच पकाई ओथै पाइ ॥

kach pakaa-ee othai paa-ay

ਨਾਨਕ ਗਇਆ ਜਾਪੈ ਜਾਇ ॥੩੪॥
नानक गइआ जापै जाइ ॥३४॥

naaanak ga-i-aa jaapai jaa-ay

Even those whose fruits aren't yet ripe can see it.
O nanak! When you go Home you shall see it.

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Beginning the Journey Home
The 35th Pauree of Japji:

Reciting the 35th pauree gives you the capacity to do your duty and fulfill your responsibility.

There is a lot more information, so you need to read the page

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ਧਰਮ ਖੰਡ ਕਾ ਏਹੋ ਧਰਮੁ ॥
धरम खंड का एहो धरमु ॥

dharam khand kaa ayho dharam

ਗਿਆਨ ਖੰਡ ਕਾ ਆਖਹੁ ਕਰਮੁ ॥
गिआन खंड का आखहु करमु ॥

gi-aan khand kaa aakhhu karam

Such is life in the Realm of Dharma,
But now let us speak f the Realm of Wisdom.


ਕੇਤੇ ਪਵਣ ਪਾਣੀ ਵੈਸੰਤਰ ਕੇਤੇ ਕਾਨ ਮਹੇਸ ॥
केते पवण पाणी वैसंतर केते कान महेस ॥

kaytay pavan paanee vaisantar
kaytay kaan mahays

So many waters, winds and fires!
So many Krishnas! So many Shivas!


ਕੇਤੇ ਬਰਮੇ ਘਾੜਤਿ ਘੜੀਅਹਿ ਰੂਪ ਰੰਗ ਕੇ ਵੇਸ ॥
केते बरमे घाड़ति घड़ीअहि रूप रंग के वेस ॥

kaytay barmay ghaarhat gharhee-ahi
roop rang kay vays

So many Brahmas creating colors
Shapes and forms of countless kinds!


ਕੇਤੀਆ ਕਰਮ ਭੂਮੀ ਮੇਰ ਕੇਤੇ ਕੇਤੇ ਧੂ ਉਪਦੇਸ ॥
केतीआ करम भूमी मेर केते केते धू उपदेस ॥

kaytee-aa karam bhoomee mayr kayay
kaytay dhoo updays

So many planets, mountains and actions!
So many ways to learn devotion!


ਕੇਤੇ ਇੰਦ ਚੰਦ ਸੂਰ ਕੇਤੇ ਕੇਤੇ ਮੰਡਲ ਦੇਸ ॥
केते इंद चंद सूर केते केते मंडल देस ॥

kaytay ind chand soor kaytay
kaytay mandai days

So many Indras, suns and moons!
So many galaxies! So many places!


ਕੇਤੇ ਸਿਧ ਬੁਧ ਨਾਥ ਕੇਤੇ ਕੇਤੇ ਦੇਵੀ ਵੇਸ ॥
केते सिध बुध नाथ केते केते देवी वेस ॥

kaytay sidh budh naath kaytay
kaytay dayvee vays

So many souls of power and wisdom!
So many goddesses! So many yogis!


ਕੇਤੇ ਦੇਵ ਦਾਨਵ ਮੁਨਿ ਕੇਤੇ ਕੇਤੇ ਰਤਨ ਸਮੁੰਦ ॥
केते देव दानव मुनि केते केते रतन समुंद ॥

kaytay dayv daanav mun kaytay
kaytay ratan samund

So many gods and demons and sages !
So many jewels! So many oceans!


ਕੇਤੀਆ ਖਾਣੀ ਕੇਤੀਆ ਬਾਣੀ ਕੇਤੇ ਪਾਤ ਨਰਿੰਦ ॥
केतीआ खाणी केतीआ बाणी केते पात नरिंद ॥

kaytee-aa khaanee kaytee-aa banee
kaytay paat narind

So many sources and manners of speaking!
So many kingdoms! So many kings!


ਕੇਤੀਆ ਸੁਰਤੀ ਸੇਵਕ ਕੇਤੇ ਨਾਨਕ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਅੰਤੁ ॥੩੫॥
केतीआ सुरती सेवक केते नानक अंतु न अंतु ॥३५॥

kaytee-aa surtee sayvak kaytay
naanak ant na ant

So many ways to tune in and to serve!
O Nanak! So many things!

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The Indescribable Experiences
The 36th and 37th Pauree of Japji

Sometimes when you meditate, you may "get a message" from an angel, spiritual teacher or from Guru Ram Das. It is the presence of these guides in the level of Saram Khand, or what Yogi Bhajan might call the third blue ether, that allows this to happen.......

For many of us, becoming a master or an angel is the pinnacle of the journey. For Guru Nanak, becoming a master is not the last step. Beyond the Realm of Effort lies Karam Khand – the Realm of Grace. And in the Realm of Grace, something new occurs.....The spiritual warriors live in the Realm of Grace. Those who have conquered the experience of death; who have no fear; who cannot be deceived by anyone; who dwell with the presence of the Divine and praise that Presence all the time.

Yogi Bhajan once said that these first four Khands of Japji Sahib correspond to the first four levels of the blue ethers. Yogis and those who meditate can access the first three levels of the blue ethers through the power of meditation, but the fourth is not available. To access the fourth blue ether, a person needs to leave his or her physical body.

According to the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, reciting the 36th pauree of Japji Sahib at least 11 times a day brings divine realization. It grants complete understanding of the Heavens and the Earth.

Note: Too much information to put on this page.

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ਗਿਆਨ ਖੰਡ ਮਹਿ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਪਰਚੰਡੁ ॥
गिआन खंड महि गिआनु परचंडु ॥

gi-aan khand meh gi-aan parchand

ਤਿਥੈ ਨਾਦ ਬਿਨੋਦ ਕੋਡ ਅਨੰਦੁ ॥
तिथै नाद बिनोद कोड अनंदु ॥

tithai naad binod kod anand

True Knowledge gains strength in the
Realm of Wisdom,
Where there are so many joyful sounds
And sights.


ਸਰਮ ਖੰਡ ਕੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਰੂਪੁ ॥
सरम खंड की बाणी रूपु ॥

saram khand kee banee roop

ਤਿਥੈ ਘਾੜਤਿ ਘੜੀਐ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਅਨੂਪੁ ॥
तिथै घाड़ति घड़ीऐ बहुतु अनूपु ॥

tithai ghaarhat gharhee-ai bahut anoop

In the Realm of Realization the word is Beauty!
To speak of this, no one has any might.


ਤਾ ਕੀਆ ਗਲਾ ਕਥੀਆ ਨਾ ਜਾਹਿ ॥
ता कीआ गला कथीआ ना जाहि ॥

taa kee-aa galaa kathee-aa naa jaahi

ਜੇ ਕੋ ਕਹੈ ਪਿਛੈ ਪਛੁਤਾਇ ॥
जे को कहै पिछै पछुताइ ॥

jay ko kahai ichhai pachhutaa-ay

So incredibly beautiful is this realm,
That to speak of it just sounds trite.


ਤਿਥੈ ਘੜੀਐ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਮਤਿ ਮਨਿ ਬੁਧਿ ॥
तिथै घड़ीऐ सुरति मति मनि बुधि ॥

tithai gharhee-ai surat mat man budh

ਤਿਥੈ ਘੜੀਐ ਸੁਰਾ ਸਿਧਾ ਕੀ ਸੁਧਿ ॥੩੬॥
तिथै घड़ीऐ सुरा सिधा की सुधि ॥३६॥

tithai gharhee-ai suraa sidhaaa kee sudh

From here comes all power to listen and know.
From here the saints come. To here the saints go.

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The Indescribable Experiences
37th Pauree of Japji

The last realm Guru Nanak talks about in Japji Sahib is Sach Khand – the Realm of Truth, or the Realm of the Ultimate Reality. In this realm, there is only One Consciousness – watching everything in the creation, guiding everything and ultimately enjoying everything.

To experience this means to leave the etheric realm altogether and merge back into that Oneness completely.

Reciting the 37th pauree cuts the karma. It eliminates the impact of all bad karma.

Note: I have left a lot of information off this page and the previous page.

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ਕਰਮ ਖੰਡ ਕੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਜੋਰੁ ॥
करम खंड की बाणी जोरु ॥

karam khand kee banee jor

ਤਿਥੈ ਹੋਰੁ ਨ ਕੋਈ ਹੋਰੁ ॥
तिथै होरु न कोई होरु ॥

tithai hor na ko-ee hor

In the Realm of Action the word is Power!
Here are the warriors. Men of the Hour!


ਤਿਥੈ ਜੋਧ ਮਹਾਬਲ ਸੂਰ ॥
तिथै जोध महाबल सूर ॥

tithai jodh mahaabal soor

ਤਿਨ ਮਹਿ ਰਾਮੁ ਰਹਿਆ ਭਰਪੂਰ ॥
तिन महि रामु रहिआ भरपूर ॥

tin meh raam rah-aa bharpoor

Full of God's strength! Completely fulfilled!


ਤਿਥੈ ਸੀਤੋ ਸੀਤਾ ਮਹਿਮਾ ਮਾਹਿ ॥
तिथै सीतो सीता महिमा माहि ॥

tithai seeto seetaa mahimaa maahi

ਤਾ ਕੇ ਰੂਪ ਨ ਕਥਨੇ ਜਾਹਿ ॥
ता के रूप न कथने जाहि ॥

taa kay roop na kathnay jaahi

And here are the cool and graceful ladies
Whose beauty is beyond compare.


ਨਾ ਓਹਿ ਮਰਹਿ ਨ ਠਾਗੇ ਜਾਹਿ ॥
ना ओहि मरहि न ठागे जाहि ॥

naa ohi mareh na thaagay jaahi

ਜਿਨ ਕੈ ਰਾਮੁ ਵਸੈ ਮਨ ਮਾਹਿ ॥
जिन कै रामु वसै मन माहि ॥

jin kai raam vasai man maahi

They live far beyond deception and death.
Their minds full of God -- Aware!


ਤਿਥੈ ਭਗਤ ਵਸਹਿ ਕੇ ਲੋਅ ॥
तिथै भगत वसहि के लोअ ॥

tithai bhagat vaseh kay lo-a

ਕਰਹਿ ਅਨੰਦੁ ਸਚਾ ਮਨਿ ਸੋਇ ॥
करहि अनंदु सचा मनि सोइ ॥

karahi anand sachaa mah so-ay

And here live God's lovers. Full of Light!
Full of Joy! Full of His might!


ਸਚ ਖੰਡਿ ਵਸੈ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰੁ ॥
सच खंडि वसै निरंकारु ॥

sach khand vasai nirankaar

ਕਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਵੇਖੈ ਨਦਰਿ ਨਿਹਾਲ ॥
करि करि वेखै नदरि निहाल ॥

kar kar vaykhai nadar nihaal

In the Realm of Truth lives the Formless One!
He watches and blesses everyone.


ਤਿਥੈ ਖੰਡ ਮੰਡਲ ਵਰਭੰਡ ॥
तिथै खंड मंडल वरभंड ॥

tithai khand mandal varbhand

ਜੇ ਕੋ ਕਥੈ ਤ ਅੰਤ ਨ ਅੰਤ ॥
जे को कथै त अंत न अंत ॥

jay ko kathai ta ant na ant

Planets… stars… galaxies spinning…
Far beyond speech… No end… No beginning.


ਤਿਥੈ ਲੋਅ ਲੋਅ ਆਕਾਰ ॥
तिथै लोअ लोअ आकार ॥

tithai lo-a lo-a aakaar

ਜਿਵ ਜਿਵ ਹੁਕਮੁ ਤਿਵੈ ਤਿਵ ਕਾਰ ॥
जिव जिव हुकमु तिवै तिव कार ॥

jiv jiv hukam tivai tiv kaar

Here all things are filled with Light!
As His command comes forth, all things are born.


ਵੇਖੈ ਵਿਗਸੈ ਕਰਿ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
वेखै विगसै करि वीचारु ॥

vaykhai vigsai kar veechaar

ਨਾਨਕ ਕਥਨਾ ਕਰੜਾ ਸਾਰੁ ॥੩੭॥
नानक कथना करड़ा सारु ॥३७॥

naanak kathnaa karrhaa saar

Reflecting deep!, He sees and rejoices!
O Nanak! I can't describe it!

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Mantra for Destiny
(38th Pauri of Japji)

Fate is being stuck in a pattern of karma.  Destiny goes beyond any one life or moment of life.  It deals in the realm of the higher self and your true nature.  Destiny is you living as a radiant point of light.  Our radiance is our destiny.  The light is our sat nam (true vibration or true name). This page about the 38th Pauri will tell you how to get beyond yourself and how many times to chant this one pauri.

More Information on the 38th Pauri.

ਜਤੁ ਪਾਹਾਰਾ ਧੀਰਜੁ ਸੁਨਿਆਰੁ ॥
जतु पाहारा धीरजु सुनिआरु ॥

jat paahaaraa dheerai suni-aar

ਅਹਰਣਿ ਮਤਿ ਵੇਦੁ ਹਥੀਆਰੁ ॥
अहरणि मति वेदु हथीआरु ॥

ahran mat vyd hathee-aar

Working over the forge of self-control,
The gold-smith of patience pounds the hammer of
Wisdom upon the anvil of deep understanding.


ਭਉ ਖਲਾ ਅਗਨਿ ਤਪ ਤਾਉ ॥
भउ खला अगनि तप ताउ ॥

bha-o khalaa agan tap taa-o

ਭਾਂਡਾ ਭਾਉ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਤਿਤੁ ਢਾਲਿ ॥
भांडा भाउ अम्रितु तितु ढालि ॥

bhaa'ndaa bhaa-o amrit tit dhaal

With the bellows of awe and reverence,
He fans the flames of his body's inner heat.


ਘੜੀਐ ਸਬਦੁ ਸਚੀ ਟਕਸਾਲ ॥
घड़ीऐ सबदु सची टकसाल ॥

gharhee-ai sabad sachee taksaal

ਜਿਨ ਕਉ ਨਦਰਿ ਕਰਮੁ ਤਿਨ ਕਾਰ ॥
जिन कउ नदरि करमु तिन कार ॥

jin ka-o nadar karam tin kaar

In the crucible of love, he melts the golden nectar
And mints the True Coin of the Word.
This is the labor of those who've been blessed.


ਨਾਨਕ ਨਦਰੀ ਨਦਰਿ ਨਿਹਾਲ ॥੩੮॥
नानक नदरी नदरि निहाल ॥३८॥

naanak nardree nadar nihaal

O Nanak! The Giver of blessings
Has made them truly happy!

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Mantra for Respect
(Salok of Japji)

The idea that air is the teacher, the pathway from darkness to light, reminds us to reconnect with our breath which is our only link to the present moment.  But thoughts are inherently reactions. By shifting our awareness to the breath, we linger in the present moment.  This following page tells more about the Salok of Japji.

More Information on the Salok of Japji

ਸਲੋਕੁ ॥
सलोकु ॥

salok

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ਪਵਣੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਪਾਣੀ ਪਿਤਾ ਮਾਤਾ ਧਰਤਿ ਮਹਤੁ ॥
पवणु गुरू पाणी पिता माता धरति महतु ॥

pavan guroo paanee pitaa
maataa dharat mahat

Air is the Guru…Water the Father…
And Earth the Great Mother of all.


ਦਿਵਸੁ ਰਾਤਿ ਦੁਇ ਦਾਈ ਦਾਇਆ ਖੇਲੈ ਸਗਲ ਜਗਤੁ ॥
दिवसु राति दुइ दाई दाइआ खेलै सगल जगतु ॥

divas raat du-ay daa-ee daaa-i-aa
khaylai sagai jagat

In the laps of the two nurses, Night and Day.
The whole world lives in an endless play.


ਚੰਗਿਆਈਆ ਬੁਰਿਆਈਆ ਵਾਚੈ ਧਰਮੁ ਹਦੂਰਿ ॥
चंगिआईआ बुरिआईआ वाचै धरमु हदूरि ॥

chang-aa-ee-aa buri-aa-ee-aa
vaachai dharam hadoor

We must judge the results
of our own actions.


ਕਰਮੀ ਆਪੋ ਆਪਣੀ ਕੇ ਨੇੜੈ ਕੇ ਦੂਰਿ ॥
करमी आपो आपणी के नेड़ै के दूरि ॥

karmee aapo aapnee
kay nayrhai kay door

By our actions we live near or far.


ਜਿਨੀ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ਗਏ ਮਸਕਤਿ ਘਾਲਿ ॥
जिनी नामु धिआइआ गए मसकति घालि ॥

jinee naam dhi-aa-i-aa
gay-ay maskat ghaal

Those who deeply know who they are,
And have worked hard, can rejoice and go Home.


ਨਾਨਕ ਤੇ ਮੁਖ ਉਜਲੇ ਕੇਤੀ ਛੁਟੀ ਨਾਲਿ ॥੧॥
नानक ते मुख उजले केती छुटी नालि ॥१॥

naanak tay mukh ujlay
kaytee chhutee naal

O Nanak! Their faces shine with joy
And they take many others along.


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ਜਿਨੀ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ਗਏ ਮਸਕਤਿ ਘਾਲਿ ॥
जिनी नामु धिआइआ गए मसकति घालि ॥

jinee naam dhi-aa-i-aa
gay-ay maskat ghaal

Those who deeply know who they are,
And have worked hard, can rejoice and go Home.


ਨਾਨਕ ਤੇ ਮੁਖ ਉਜਲੇ ਕੇਤੀ ਛੁਟੀ ਨਾਲਿ ॥੧॥
नानक ते मुख उजले केती छुटी नालि ॥१॥

naanak tay mukh ujlay
kaytee chhutee naal

O Nanak! Their faces shine with joy
And they take many others along.

Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa,
Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh.

Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa,
Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh.

This is a great CD for learning the Banis in Gurmukhi (includes Japji Sahib). The Sikh Youth Federation of North America has done a beautiful job putting together this CD.

The CD is set up so you can listen to one portion of the bani and repeat it to hear it again. This way you are able to hear a section again and again if you want to. The Banis are also recited slower than on other CDs so the pronunciation is very clear.

Bani Pro by Rajnarind Kaur

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