Pauri of Japji
18th pauri of japji recited 11 times a day
this fights madness, deep feelings of inferiority and self-destructive behavior
What do we do when bad habits, old patterns, or life bring us to a place where we loath ourselves enough to hurt either ourselves or another? There is only one command in Japji….”Jap”. It means to meditate. We must come back into our center and get out of the tricky pitfalls of our roaring minds.
Stated very clearly, “Guru Nanak spoke Japji as a way to guide and enlighten other human beings about the reality of the Divine within the Creation. Japji is a teacher for anyone seeking Truth. The Sound Current of Japji and the meaning of its words, when meditated upon with openness and love, awakens a soul to its destiny. Step by step, Japji gives you the comprehensive power to know yourself as you are and be with God’s Creation in a spirit of joyful surrender.”1
The power of Japji comes from the combination of its sounds, or naad. Sounds have profound effects on the psyche, and when they are arranged in the science of naad, they have very specific transformative power.
Bring sanity…and self-love…back into your life.
18th Pauri of Japji
Asankh murakh andh ghor. Asankh chor haraam-khor.
Asankh amar kar jaahe jor. Asankh gal vadh hatiaa kamaahe.
Asank paapi paa kar jaah. Asankh kuriar kure phiraah.
Asankh malechh mal bhakhi khaah. Asankh nindak sir karah bhaar.
Naanak nich kahai vichaar. Vaariaa na jaavaa ek vaar.
Jo tudh bhaavai saai bhali kaar. Tu sadaa salaamat Nirankar.