Japji – the Song of the Soul
Are you familiar with Japji, a beautiful poem written by Guru Nanak an enlightened master who walked this earth 500 years ago? After obtaining Samadhi (state of Oneness, beyond the duality of the mind) he shared these words as a guiding light for people towards their Divine True Self.
Are these words still relevant you could ask? Yes, they most certainly are because of the power that is contained in the sound of these words, also called Naad. The vibration of these words alone is able to bring along positive transformation into the psyche of a human being, even when you do not understand them. Thus powerful they can awaken you such that you awaken your Souls destiny. Jap means to recite or to repeat. Through repetition with applied awareness the individual can obtain an experience of its eternal self or the soul, the ‘Ji’. Japji is the Song of your Soul. You could say Japji is a transcendental medicine of sound to take you beyond the limitations of the human mind.
“If you recite and apply Japji step by step, every problem not only can be solved, it can be dissolved. That’s the power of Japji.” — Yogi Bhajan
Japji is structured into 40 Pauri (stanza’s). Pauri literally means ‘step’, like in a staircase. With each pauri you climb a step towards your True Self. Each of these steps have their own specific power and recited all together they are able to not only solve your problems, your problems dissolve. Does that mean the world around you will change? No, this means your outlook will drastically shift, you will understand and recognise your true position in this creation as a reflection of the One Divine Source.
“The particular power of each pauri lies in the combination of sounds which create the chemical and magnetic change in and around the being who recites it.” — Yogi Bhajan
A transcendental experience
In the 40 Day Sadhana ‘Going Beyond’ we are going through each step together. Every day we learn and recite one Pauri and you will deepen your experience through the daily practice of the ‘Kriya for Transcendence’. It’s a deep spiritual inner journey.
Going Beyond sadhana + exploration of Japji (40 days)
In this 40 day Sadhana we are going on a transcendental journey with a daily practice of an ancient sequence of meditative exercises (30 minutes) in combination with the exploration of an century old poem called ‘Japji’. This poem, written by Guru Nanak, an enlightened master living in the 15th century, explains us the working of the Universe and the Divine in 40 steps (pauris). Every day these pearls of wisdom will point you towards the truth of of who you are and will transcend your perception of reality step by step, making it a deep spiritual experience.