Japji Sahib - The 36th Pauri - The Indescribable Experiences
Sometimes when you meditate, you may "get a message" from an angel, spiritual teacher or from Guru Ram Das. It is the presence of these guides in the level of Saram Khand, or what Yogi Bhajan might call the third blue ether, that allows this to happen....... For many of us, becoming a master or an angel is the pinnacle of the journey. For Guru Nanak, becoming a master is not the last step. Beyond the Realm of Effort lies Karam Khand – the Realm of Grace. And in the Realm of Grace, something new occurs.....The spiritual warriors live in the Realm of Grace. Those who have conquered the experience of death; who have no fear; who cannot be deceived by anyone; who dwell with the presence of the Divine and praise that Presence all the time.
Yogi Bhajan once said that these first four Khands of Japji Sahib correspond to the first four levels of the blue ethers. Yogis and those who meditate can access the first three levels of the blue ethers through the power of meditation, but the fourth is not available. To access the fourth blue ether, a person needs to leave his or her physical body.
According to the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, reciting the 36th pauri of Japji Sahib at least 11 times a day brings divine realization. It grants complete understanding of the Heavens and the Earth.
ਗਿਆਨ ਖੰਡ ਮਹਿ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਪਰਚੰਡੁ ॥
गिआन खंड महि गिआनु परचंडु ॥
gi-aan khand meh gi-aan parchand
ਤਿਥੈ ਨਾਦ ਬਿਨੋਦ ਕੋਡ ਅਨੰਦੁ ॥
तिथै नाद बिनोद कोड अनंदु ॥
tithai naad binod kod anand
True Knowledge gains strength in the Realm of Wisdom, Where there are so many joyful sounds And sights.
ਸਰਮ ਖੰਡ ਕੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਰੂਪੁ ॥
सरम खंड की बाणी रूपु ॥
saram khand kee banee roop
ਤਿਥੈ ਘਾੜਤਿ ਘੜੀਐ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਅਨੂਪੁ ॥
तिथै घाड़ति घड़ीऐ बहुतु अनूपु ॥
tithai ghaarhat gharhee-ai bahut anoop
In the Realm of Realization the word is Beauty! To speak of this, no one has any might.
ਤਾ ਕੀਆ ਗਲਾ ਕਥੀਆ ਨਾ ਜਾਹਿ ॥
ता कीआ गला कथीआ ना जाहि ॥
taa kee-aa galaa kathee-aa naa jaahi
ਜੇ ਕੋ ਕਹੈ ਪਿਛੈ ਪਛੁਤਾਇ ॥
जे को कहै पिछै पछुताइ ॥
jay ko kahai ichhai pachhutaa-ay
So incredibly beautiful is this realm, That to speak of it just sounds trite.
ਤਿਥੈ ਘੜੀਐ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਮਤਿ ਮਨਿ ਬੁਧਿ ॥
तिथै घड़ीऐ सुरति मति मनि बुधि ॥
tithai gharhee-ai surat mat man budh
ਤਿਥੈ ਘੜੀਐ ਸੁਰਾ ਸਿਧਾ ਕੀ ਸੁਧਿ ॥੩੬॥
तिथै घड़ीऐ सुरा सिधा की सुधि ॥३६॥
tithai gharhee-ai suraa sidhaaa kee sudh
From here comes all power to listen and know. From here the saints come. To here the saints go.