Japji Sahib - The 23rd Pauri - Mantra for Elevation

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".

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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