Japji Sahib

Japji Sahib is part of the Aquarian Sadhana and is chanted every morning by Kundalini Yoga Teachers and Students all over the world. (takes about 20 minutes) It comes from the Sikh Tradition and about 35 million Sikhs chant it every morning as well.

Also on this page are links to all the separate pages so you can go directly to what you are chanting or just click on the Red Next on the page. The video will remain on this page and the page will stay open so you can hear it, if you are learning it.

This version of Japji Sahib is slow enough that you can follow along and learn how to say it yourself.

The top line is in Gurmukhi script which is an alphabet created by Guru Angad Dev Ji, 2nd Guru of the Sikhs, that was easily learned and allowed the "common people" to have access to the sacred writings without going through a priest.

(Note: The original creator of KYI included the 2nd line as Devanagari (Hindi/Sanskrit) for the people who do not read Gurmukhi. It is not typically used in Kundalini Yoga however I chose to keep it in respect to her efforts.)

MSS Guru Raj Kaur, and Amarijit Kaur, both have recordings of Japji Sahib (25 minutes it takes to say it every morning) which you can purchase at Ancient Healing Ways or Spirit Voyage.

NOTE: The spelling on Mata Mandir Singh's version is different than Spirit Voyages versions. But they are the same words.

Spirit Voyage has created a series of pages on each Pauri, explaining the meaning. This was part of a 40 day Global Sadhana More Information and Mp3. They are well worth reading.

Japji Sahib lecture by Yogi Bhajan

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All the Pages

Japji Sahib - Page 1 The Mul Mantra - (The Opening of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 2   Mantra for Knowing God - (The 1st Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 3   Mantra for Patience - (The 2nd Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 4   Mantra for Depression - (The 3rd Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 5   Mantra for Prosperity Consciousness - (The 4th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 6   Mantra for Overcoming Failure - (The 5th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 7   Mantra for Limitlessness - (The 6th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 8   Mantra for Overcoming Greed - (The 7th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 9   Mantra for Wisdom - (The 8th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 10   Mantra for Expansion - (The 9th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 11   Mantra for Grace - (The 10th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 12   Mantra for Virtue - (The 11th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 13   Mantra for Obedience - (The 12th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 14   Mantra for Surrender - (The 13th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 15  Mantra for Finding the Path - (The 14th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 16   Mantra for Kundalini Awakening - (The 15th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 17   Mantra for the Universe - (The 16th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 18   Mantra for Freedom - (The 17th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 19   Mantra for Sanity - (The 18th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 20   Mantra for Knowledge - (The 19th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 21   Mantra for Navigating Danger - (The 20th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 22   Mantra for Status - (The 21st Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 23   Mantra for Legal Victory - (The 22nd Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 24   Mantra for Elevation - (The 23rd Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 25   Mantra for Family Karma - (the 24th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 26   Mantra for Prosperity - (the 25th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 27  Mantra for Business Success - (The 26th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 28  Mantra for Moving Forward - (The 27th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 29  The Aadays Tisay Aadays Pauris - (Pauris 28 of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 30  The Aadays Tisay Aadays Pauris - (Pauris 29 of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 31  The Aadays Tisay Aadays Pauris - (Pauris 30 of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 32  The Aadays Tisay Aadays Pauris - (Pauris 31 of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 33  Mantra for Completing Your Karma - (The 32nd Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 34  Mantra for Ego - (The 33rd Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 35  Beginning the Journey Home - (The 34th and 35th Paurees of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 36  Beginning the Journey Home - (The 35th Pauree of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 37  The Indescribable Experiences - (The 36th and 37th Pauree of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 38  The Indescribable Experiences - (37th Pauree of Japji )

Japji Sahib - Page 39  Mantra for Destiny - (38th Pauri of Japji)

Japji Sahib - Page 40   Mantra for Respect - (Salok of Japji)

Japji Sahib - The 6th Pauri - Mantra for Limitlessness

Recite it when you feel limited, cornered, trapped, or coerced," 11 times a day for 40 days and take back your power.

ਤੀਰਥਿ ਨਾਵਾ ਜੇ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਵਾ ਵਿਣੁ ਭਾਣੇ ਕਿ ਨਾਇ ਕਰੀ ॥
tirath naavaa jay tis bhaavaa vin bhaanay ke naa-ay karee
Pleasing God is the only ritual I do. Without inner experience all rituals mean nothing.

ਜੇਤੀ ਸਿਰਠਿ ਉਪਾਈ ਵੇਖਾ ਵਿਣੁ ਕਰਮਾ ਕਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਲਈ ॥
jaytee sirath upaa-ee vaykhaa vin karmaa ke milai la-ee
How many created beings there are! I see thm spread all around me. Without work hard, How can anyone get anything?

ਮਤਿ ਵਿਚਿ ਰਤਨ ਜਵਾਹਰ ਮਾਣਿਕ ਜੇ ਇਕ ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਸਿਖ ਸੁਣੀ ॥
mat vich ratan javaahar maanik jay ik gur keee sikh sunee
If you hear just one of the Guru's lessons You will find the gems, jewels, and rubies your mind.

ਗੁਰਾ ਇਕ ਦੇਹਿ ਬੁਝਾਈ ॥
guraa ik dahi bujhaa-ee

ਸਭਨਾ ਜੀਆ ਕਾ ਇਕੁ ਦਾਤਾ ਸੋ ਮੈ ਵਿਸਰਿ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥੬॥
sabhnaa jee-aa kaa ik daataa so mai visar na jaa-ee
The Guru has given me one understanding: All souls are gifts of the One. May I never forget Him.

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Japji Sahib - The 7th Pauri - Mantra for Overcoming Greed

According to Yogi Bhajan, "when you suffer from greed, madness for power, overbearing expansion and the need to control, when you become trapped in your territoriality, the seventh pauri will heal you."

ਜੇ ਜੁਗ ਚਾਰੇ ਆਰਜਾ ਹੋਰ ਦਸੂਣੀ ਹੋਇ ॥
जे जुग चारे आरजा होर दसूणी होइ ॥
jay jug chaaray aarjaa hor dasoonee ho-ay
You may live through all the ages, Or even ten times more.

ਨਵਾ ਖੰਡਾ ਵਿਚਿ ਜਾਣੀਐ ਨਾਲਿ ਚਲੈ ਸਭੁ ਕੋਇ ॥
नवा खंडा विचि जाणीऐ नालि चलै सभु कोइ ॥
navaa khanda vich jaanee-ai naal chalai sabh ko-ay
Everyone may know you; People may even follow you around.

ਚੰਗਾ ਨਾਉ ਰਖਾਇ ਕੈ ਜਸੁ ਕੀਰਤਿ ਜਗਿ ਲੇਇ ॥
चंगा नाउ रखाइ कै जसु कीरति जगि लेइ ॥
changa naa-o rakhaa-ay kai jas keerat jag lay-ay
You may be well thought of, And praised throughout the world.

ਜੇ ਤਿਸੁ ਨਦਰਿ ਨ ਆਵਈ ਤ ਵਾਤ ਨ ਪੁਛੈ ਕੇ ॥
जे तिसु नदरि न आवई त वात न पुछै के ॥
jay tis nadar na aavee ta vaat na puchhai kay
But if you don't see the unseen, Then none of it matters at all.

ਕੀਟਾ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਕੀਟੁ ਕਰਿ ਦੋਸੀ ਦੋਸੁ ਧਰੇ ॥
कीटा अंदरि कीटु करि दोसी दोसु धरे ॥
keetaa andar keet kar dorsee dos dharay
You'll live as a worm among worms. And guilty people will place all their guilt on you.

ਨਾਨਕ ਨਿਰਗੁਣਿ ਗੁਣੁ ਕਰੇ ਗੁਣਵੰਤਿਆ ਗੁਣੁ ਦੇ ॥
नानक निरगुणि गुणु करे गुणवंतिआ गुणु दे ॥
naank nirgun gun karay gunvanti-aa gun day
O Nanak! God gives goodness To those who have it and those who don't.

ਤੇਹਾ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਸੁਝਈ ਜਿ ਤਿਸੁ ਗੁਣੁ ਕੋਇ ਕਰੇ ॥੭॥
तेहा कोइ न सुझई जि तिसु गुणु कोइ करे ॥७॥
tayhaa ko-ay na sujh-ee je tis gun ko-ay karay
But the person does not exist Who can give any goodness to Him.

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Japji Sahib - The 8th Pauri - Mantra for Wisdom

According to Yogi Bhajan, the 8th pauri of Japji recited 11 times a day gives one "the power to be a perfect sage."

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਸਿਧ ਪੀਰ ਸੁਰਿ ਨਾਥ ॥
सुणिऐ सिध पीर सुरि नाथ ॥
suni-ai sidh peer sur naath

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਧਰਤਿ ਧਵਲ ਆਕਾਸ ॥
सुणिऐ धरति धवल आकास ॥
suni-ai dharat dhaval aakaas

Listening…saints, heroes, masters. Listening… the earth, the power, the ethers.

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਧਰਤਿ ਧਵਲ ਆਕਾਸ ॥
सुणिऐ धरति धवल आकास ॥
suni-ai deep lo-a-paaatall

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਪੋਹਿ ਨ ਸਕੈ ਕਾਲੁ ॥
सुणिऐ पोहि न सकै कालु ॥
suni-ai pohi na sakai kaal

Listening… high and low realms, oceans of light. Listening… beyond time.

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਦੀਪ ਲੋਅ ਪਾਤਾਲ ॥
सुणिऐ दीप लोअ पाताल ॥
naanak bhagtaa sadaa vigaas

ਸੁਣਿਐ ਦੂਖ ਪਾਪ ਕਾ ਨਾਸੁ ॥੮॥
सुणिऐ दूख पाप का नासु ॥८॥
suni-ai dookh paap kaa naas

O Nanak! God's lovers bloom forever. Listening destroys all pain and error.

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Japji Sahib - The 5th Pauri - Mantra for Overcoming Failure

When you feel that you are not up to the job, this pauri will grant you all success.

ਥਾਪਿਆ ਨ ਜਾਇ ਕੀਤਾ ਨ ਹੋਇ ॥
थापिआ न जाइ कीता न होइ ॥
thaapi-aa na jaa-ay keetaa na ho-ay

ਆਪੇ ਆਪਿ ਨਿਰੰਜਨੁ ਸੋਇ ॥
आपे आपि निरंजनु सोइ ॥
aapay aap niranjan so-ay

Unborn, Unmade, Himself alone, The pure one.

ਜਿਨਿ ਸੇਵਿਆ ਤਿਨਿ ਪਾਇਆ ਮਾਨੁ ॥
जिनि सेविआ तिनि पाइआ मानु ॥
jin sayvi-aa tin paa-i-aa maan
Serve that One and gain glory in this world

ਨਾਨਕ ਗਾਵੀਐ ਗੁਣੀ ਨਿਧਾਨੁ ॥
नानक गावीऐ गुणी निधानु ॥
naanak gaavee-ai gunee nidhaan
O Nanak! Sing of the treasure of excellence.

ਗਾਵੀਐ ਸੁਣੀਐ ਮਨਿ ਰਖੀਐ ਭਾਉ ॥
गावीऐ सुणीऐ मनि रखीऐ भाउ ॥
gaavee-ai sunee-ai man rakhee-ai bhaa-o

ਦੁਖੁ ਪਰਹਰਿ ਸੁਖੁ ਘਰਿ ਲੈ ਜਾਇ ॥
दुखु परहरि सुखु घरि लै जाइ ॥
dukh parhar sukh ghar lai jaa-ay

Sing and listen, keep love in your mind Pain will fly away. And peace will come to your home.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਾਦੰ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਵੇਦੰ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਰਹਿਆ ਸਮਾਈ ॥
गुरमुखि नादं गुरमुखि वेदं गुरमुखि रहिआ समाई ॥
gurmukh naada'n gurmukh vayda'n
From the Gurmukh comes the Naad. From the Gurmukh comes knowledge.

ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਾਦੰ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਵੇਦੰ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਰਹਿਆ ਸਮਾਈ ॥
गुरमुखि नादं गुरमुखि वेदं गुरमुखि रहिआ समाई ॥
gurmukh rai-aa-samaa-ee
Through the Gurmukh we stay merged.

ਗੁਰੁ ਈਸਰੁ ਗੁਰੁ ਗੋਰਖੁ ਬਰਮਾ ਗੁਰੁ ਪਾਰਬਤੀ ਮਾਈ ॥
गुरु ईसरु गुरु गोरखु बरमा गुरु पारबती माई ॥
gur eesar gur gorakh barmaa gur paarbatee maa-ee
The Guru is the from of God That you can meditate on, imagine, and love.

ਜੇ ਹਉ ਜਾਣਾ ਆਖਾ ਨਾਹੀ ਕਹਣਾ ਕਥਨੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥
जे हउ जाणा आखा नाही कहणा कथनु न जाई ॥
jay ha-o jaanaa aakhaa naahee kahnaa kathan ha jaa-ee
The Guru is mother, Maya. When I know it I can't say it, Words are useless.

ਗੁਰਾ ਇਕ ਦੇਹਿ ਬੁਝਾਈ ॥
गुरा इक देहि बुझाई ॥
guraa ik dahi buijaa-ee

ਸਭਨਾ ਜੀਆ ਕਾ ਇਕੁ ਦਾਤਾ ਸੋ ਮੈ ਵਿਸਰਿ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥੫॥
सभना जीआ का इकु दाता सो मै विसरि न जाई ॥५॥
sabhnaa jee-aa kaa ik daataa

The Guru has given me one understanding: All souls are gifts of the One.

ਸਭਨਾ ਜੀਆ ਕਾ ਇਕੁ ਦਾਤਾ ਸੋ ਮੈ ਵਿਸਰਿ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥੫॥
सभना जीआ का इकु दाता सो मै विसरि न जाई ॥५॥
so mai visar na jaa-ee
May I never forget Him!

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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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