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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 they chant it every morning too.

Please Note: I have added a video, that you can listen to and even learn to say it. It goes fast enough, but not too fast.

And I am slowly, adding Gurumukhi in. I do not read and write Gurumukhi. I started a class in it, but did not get far when my computer crashed and did not come back up. 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)

Japji Sahib, I have Mata Mandir Singh, and because he plays the music, it takes longer, but is easier to hear when memorializing it.

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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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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suni-ai saraa gunaa kat gaag
suni-ai saykh peer paatisaah

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


suni-ai andhay paavahi raahu
suni-ai haath hovai asgaahu


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


naanak bhagtaa sadaa vigaas
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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mannay kee gat khaee na jaa-ay
jay ko kahai pichhai pachhutaa-ay

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


kaagad kalam na likhanhaar
mannay kaa bahi karan veechaar.


No writer can write it. No pen can list it.
Ehave missed it.


aisaa naam niranjan ho-ay
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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mannai surat hovai man budh
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.


mannai muhi chotaa naa khaa-ay
mannai jam kai saath na jaa-ay


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


aisaa naam niranjan ho-ay
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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mannai maarag thaak na paa-ay
mannai pat si-o pargat jaa-ay

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


mannai mag na chalai panth
mannai dharam saytee san-bandh


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


aisaa naaam niranjan ho-ay
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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mannai paavahi mokh du-aar
mannai parvaarai saadhaar

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


manna i tarai taaray gur sikh

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


mannai naanak bhavahi na bhikh

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


aisaa naam niranjan ho-ay
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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panch parvaan panch pardhaan
panchay paavahi dargahi maan


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


panchay sohahi dar raajaan
panchaa kaa gur ayk dhi-aan


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


jay ko kahai karat veechaar
kartay kai karnai naa hee sumaar


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


dhoul dharam da-i-aa kaa poot
santokh thaap rakhi-aa jin soot


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


jay ko bhijai hovai sachiaar
dhavlai upar kaytaa bhaar


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


dhartee hor parai hor hor
tis tay bhaar talai kavan jor


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


jee-a jaat rangaa kay naav
sabhnaa likhi-aa vurhee kalaam


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


ayhu laykhaa likh jaanai ko-ay
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?


kaytaa taan su-aalihu roop
kaytee daat jaanai koun koot


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


keetaa pasaa-o ayko kavaa-o
tis tay ho-ay lakh daree-aa-o


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


kudrat kavan kahaa veechaar
vaari-aa na jaavaa ayk vaar


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


jo tudh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar
too sadaa salaamat nirankaar


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

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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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asa'nkh jap asa'nkh bhaa-o
asa'nkh poojaa asa'nkh tap taa-o

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


asa'nkh garanth mukh vayd paath
asa'nkh jog man rahahi udaas


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


asa'nkh bhagat gun gi-aan veechaar
asa'nkh satee asa'nkh daataar


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


asa'nkh soor muh bhakh saar
asa'nkh mon liv laa-ay taar


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


kudrat kavan kahaa veechaar
vaari-aa na jaavaa ayk vaar


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


jo tudh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar
too sadaa salaamat nirankaar


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

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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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asa'nkh moorakh andh ghor
asa'nkh chor haraamkho

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


asa'nkh amar kar jaahi jor
asa'nkh galvadh hati-aa kamaahi


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


asa'nkh paapaa pap kar jaahi
asa'nkh koorhi-aa koorhay firaahi


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


asa'nkh malaychh mal bnakh khaahi
asa'nkh nindak sir karahi bhaar


Countless wretches eating dirt.
Countless slanderers spreading their hurt.


naanak neech kahai veechaar
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.


jo tudh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar
too sadaa salaamat nirankaar


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

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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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asa'nkh naav asa'nkh thaav
agamm agamm asa'nkh lo-a

Countless name,s countless places,
Countless realms remote.


asa'nkh kehahi sir bhaar ho-ay

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


askhree naam akhree saalaah
akhree gi-aan geet gun gaah


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


akhree likhan bolan baan
akhraa sir sanjog vakhaan


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


jin ayhi likhay tis sir naahi
jiv furmaa-ay tiv tiv paahi


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


jaytaa keetaa taytaa naa-o
vin naavai naahee ko thaa-o


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


kudrat kavan kahaa veechaar
vaari-aa na jaavaa ayk vaar


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


jo tudh bhaavai saa-ee bhalee kaar
too sadaa salaamat nirankaar


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

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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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bharee-ai hath pair tan dayh
paanee Dhotai utras khayh

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


moot paleetee kaparh ho-ay
day saaboon la-ee-ai oh dho-ay


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


bharee-ai mat paapaa kai sang
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.


punnee paapee aakhan naahi
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.


aapay beej aapay hee khaahu
naanak hukmee aavhu jaahu


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

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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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tirath tap da-i-aa dat daan
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.


suni-aa mani-aa man keetaa bhaa-o
antargat tirath mal naa-o


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


sabh gun tayray mai naahee ko-ay
vin gun keetay bhagat na ho-ay


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


su-asat aath banee barmaa-o
sat suhaan sadaa man chaa-o


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


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


kavan se rutee maahu kavan jit ho-aa aakaar

In which this whole cosmos appeared?


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


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


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


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


thit vaar naa jogee jaanai rut maahu naa ko-ee

Even the yogis have puzzled looks.


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

As the Creator creates, He understands when…


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?


naanak aakhan sabh ko aakhai
ik doo ik si-aanaa


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


vadaa saahib vadee naa-ee
keetaa jaa kaa hovai


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


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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paataalaa paataal
lakh aagaasaa aagaas

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


orhak orhak bhaal thakay
vayd kahan ik vaat


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


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.


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.


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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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.


nadee-aa atai vaah
pavahi samund na jaanee-ahi


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


samun saah sultaan
girhaa saytee maal dhan
keerhee tul na hovnee
jay tis manhu na veesrahi

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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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ant na siftee kahan na ant
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.


ant na vaykhan sunan na ant
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.


ant na jaapai keetaa aakaar
ant na jaapai paaraavaar


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


Ant kaaran kaytay billaahi
taa kay ant na paa-ay jaahi


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


ayhu ant na jaanai ko-ay
bahutaa kahee-ai bahutaa ho-ay


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


vadaa saahib oochaa thaa-o
oochay upar oochaa naa-o


God is high.
The Nam is high.


ayvad oochaa hovai ko-ay
tis oochay ka-o jaanai so-ay


You must get that high to see.


jayvad aap jaanai aap aap
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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bahutaa karam likhi-aa naa jaa-ay
vadaa daataa til na tamaa-ay

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


kaytay mangahi jodh apaar
kayti-aa ganat nahee veechaar


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


kaytay khap tutahi vaykaar

Many soldier saints are begging.
Many people are meditating.


kaytay lai lai mukar paahi
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.


kayti-aa dookh bhookh sad maar
ayhi bhe daat tayree daataar


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


band khalaasee bhaanai ho-ay
hor aakh na sakai ko-ay


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


jay ko khaa-ik aakhdam paa-ay
oh jaanai jaytee-aa muhi khaa-ay


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


aapay jaanai aapay day-ay
aakhahi se bhe kay-ee kay-ay


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


jis no bakhsay sifat saalaah
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

amul gun amul vaapaar
amul vaapaaree-ay amul bhandaar

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


amul aavahi amul lai jaahi
amul bhaa-ay amulaa samaahi


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


amul dharam amul deebaan
amul tul amul parvaan


Priceless the dharma; priceless Thy court.


amul bakhsees amul neesaan
amul karam amul furmaan


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


amulo amul aakhi-aa na jaa-ay
aak aakh rahay liv laa-ay


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


aakhahi vayd paath puraan
aakhahi parhay karahi vakhi-aan


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


aakhahi barmay aakhahi ind
aakhahi gopee tai govind


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


aakhahi eesar aakhahi sidh
aakhahi kaytay keetay budh


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


aakhahi daanav aakhahi dayv
aakhahi sur nar mun jan sayv


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


kaytay aakhahi aakhan paahi
kaytay kahi kahi uth uth jaahi


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


aytay keetay hor karayhi
taa aakh na sakahi kay-ee-kay-ay


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


jayvad bhaavai tayvad ho-ay
naanak jaanai saachaa so-ay


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


jay ko aakhai boluvigaarh
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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so dar kayhaa so ghar kayhaa
jit bahi sarab samaalay

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


vaajay naad anayk asankhaa
kaytay vaavanhaaray


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


Kaytay raag paree si-o kahee-an
kaytay gaavanhaaray


How many singers are singing?


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.


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.


gaavahi eesar barmaa dayvee
sohan sodaa savaaray


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


gaavahi ind idaasan baithay
dayviti-aa dar naalay


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


gaavahi sidh samaadhee andar
gaavan saadh vichaaray


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


gaavan jatee satee santokhee
gaavahi veer karaaray


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


gaavan pandit parhan rakheesar
jug jug vaydaa naalay


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


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


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


gaavan ratan upaa-ay tayray
athsath tirath naalay


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


gaavahi jodh mahaabal sooraa
gaavahi khaanee chaaray


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


gaavahi khand mandal varbhandaa
kar kar rakhay dhaaray


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


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


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


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


So many others ings Thy song, who never cross my
Mind. O Nanak/1 How can I tell this tale?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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munda santokh saram pat holee
dhi-aan kee karahi bibhoot


Wear the earings of patience.
Carrry the begging bowl and wallet of humilit,
And smear the ashes of mediation on your body.


khinthaa kaal ku-aaree kaa-iaa
jugat dandaa parteet


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


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.



aadays tisai aadays

Hail! Hail! Hail! unto Him --

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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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.


aap naath naathee sabh jaa kee
ridh sidh avraa saad


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


sanjog vijog du-ay kaar chalaaveh
laykhay aavahi bhaag


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


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

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


ik sansaaree ik bhandaaree
ik laa-ay deebaan


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


jiv tis bhaavai tivai chalaavai
jiv hovai furmaan


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


oh vaykhai onaa nadar na aavai
bahutaa ayhu vidaan


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


aadays tisai aadays

Hail! Hail! Hail! unto Him.


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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aasan lo-ay lo-ay bhandaar
jo kichn paa-i-aa so aykaa vaar

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


kar kar vaykhai sirjanhaar
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.


aadays tisai aadays

Hail! Hail! Hail! unto Him.


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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ik doo jeebhou lakh hohi
lakh hoveh lakh vees

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


akh lakh gayrhaa aakhee-ahi
ayk naam jagdees

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


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

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


sun galaa aakaas kee
keetaa aa-ee rees

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


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 alll 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.

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akhan jor chupai nah jor
jor na mangan dayn na jor

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


jor na jeevan maran nah jo
jor na raaj maal man sor

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


jor na surtee gi-aan veechaar
jor na jugtee chhutai sansaar

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


jis hath jor kar vaykhai so-ay
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.

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raatee rutee thitee vaar
pavan paanee agneee paataal
tis vich dhartee thaap rakhee dharam saal

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


tis vich jee-a jugat kay rang
tin kay naam anayk anant

Here live souls of countless colors and names,


karmee karmee ho-ay veechaar
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.


tithai sohan panch parvaan
nandree karam pavai neesaan

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


kach pakaa-ee othai paa-ay
naaanak ga-i-aa jaapai jaa-ay

Even those whose fruits aren't yet ripe can see it.
O nanak! When ou 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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dharam khand kaa ayho dharam
gi-aan khand kaa aakhhu karam

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


kaytay pavan paanee vaisantar
kaytay kaan mahays

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


kaytay barmay ghaarhat gharhee-ahi
roop rang kay vays

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


kaytee-aa karam bhoomee mayr kayay
kaytay dhoo updays

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


kaytay ind chand soor kaytay
kaytay mandai days

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


kaytay sidh budh naath kaytay
kaytay dayvee vays

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


kaytay dayv daanav mun kaytay
kaytay ratan samund

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


kaytee-aa khaanee kaytee-aa banee
kaytay paat narind

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


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.

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gi-aan khand meh gi-aan parchand
tithai naad binod kod anand

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


saram khand kee banee roop
tithai ghaarhat gharhee-ai bahut anoop

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


taa kee-aa galaa kathee-aa naa jaahi
jay ko kahai ichhai pachhutaa-ay

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


tithai gharhee-ai surat mat man budh
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.

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karam khand kee banee jor
tithai hor na ko-ee hor

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


tithai jodh mahaabal soor
tin meh raam rah-aa bharpoor

Full of God's strength! Completely furfilled!


tithai seeto seetaa mahimaa maahi
taa kay roop na kathnay jaahi

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


naa ohi mareh na thaagay jaahi
jin kai raam vasai man maahi

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


tithai bhagat vaseh kay lo-a
karahi anand sachaa mah so-ay

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


sach khand vasai nirankaar
kar kar vaykhai nadar nihaal

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


tithai khand mandal varbhand
jay ko kathai ta ant na ant

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


tithai lo-a lo-a aakaar
jiv jiv hukam tivai tiv kaar

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


vaykhai vigsai kar veechaar
naanak kathnaa karrhaa saar

Reflecting deepl, 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.

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jat paahaaraa dheerai suni-aar
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.


bha-o khalaa agan tap taa-o
bhaa'ndaa bhaa-o amrit tit dhaal

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


gharhee-ai sabad sachee taksaal
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.


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.

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SLOK


pavan guroo paanee pitaa
maataa dharat mahat

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


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.


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

We must judge the results
of our own actions.


karmee aapo aapnee
kay nayrhai kay door

By our actions we live near or far.


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.


naanak tay mukh ujlay
kaytee chhutee naal

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


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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.


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. Japji Sahib, Jap Sahib, Tav Prasad Savaiye, Rehiras Sahib and Kirtan Sohila.

Bani Pro by Rajnarind Kaur

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