Japji Sahib - The 37th Pauri - The Indescribable Experiences

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 pauri cuts the karma. It eliminates the impact of all bad karma.

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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