Japji Sahib - The 18th Pauri - Mantra for Sanity

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.

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 please Thee. Formless… Peaceful… Divine…

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