Japji Sahib - The 3rd Pauri -Mantra for Depression

Transforms insufficiency into sufficiency, turns depression into elevation, and transforms low self-esteem into complete self-confidence.

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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