Bahota Karam - a mantra for prosperity

Using the specific sound current of the words of the the 25th Pauri (verse) of Japji will bring your body-mind system in tune with the vibration of prosperity. Yogi Bhajan shared that reciting these words given to the world by the first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak, will fulfill all your needs. Prosperity, virtue, estate, and wealth are yours without asking. 

 

When we think of the word prosperity often what comes to mind is wealth, in the sense of money and or luxuries one may possess. But actually what the word prosperity refers to from a spiritual perspective is that you have the meditative and neutral awareness and presence to see, recognize and embrace the opportunities that are continuously being given to you by the Divine. 

 

bahotā karam likhi-ā nā jā-i.

His Blessings are so abundant that there can be no written account of them.

 

vaḏā dātā til na tamā-i.

The Great Giver does not hold back anything.

 

 

In the 25ht Pauri Guru Nanak explains that the Great Giver does not hold back anything. But we often do not recognize these opportunities because we have a prefixed idea of how things should be, what they should look like and meanwhile opportunities that could change or life are flying by, while we complain about our lives not being as we would like it to be and then wonder why we are not feeling fulfilled. 

 

"Prosperity is a state produced immediately by the mind. When the sun comes out of the clouds, everything is lit. When the mind comes out of duality, prosperity is there."

 

--  Yogi Bhajan 

 

Gratitude

This Pauri invites us to live in a state of gratitude, openness and a realisation of how we blessed we are. When things happen to us that at the very moment are not ‘nice’, in the sense that they hurt, or something we so longed for doesn’t work out, we may have no idea what the larger plan behind it is. Maybe losing your job is the biggest blessings because now you have to rethink about how you will gain your money, and maybe something so much better will come your way, you don’t know. 

 

Open heart

Instead of lamenting, worrying or complaining, trust in the working of the Divine, put yourself into its hand and use your practice to stay open and receptive for all the gifts that come your way. Work out your fears and insecurities in your practice. Commit yourself so your heart can be open and grateful, and you can live in the realisation of how blessed you are.

 

Wealth

A burning sensation of gratitude and a fulfilling sense of blessing is your wealth, not how much money you have in your bank account or how high of a status you have obtained in the world. Ultimately nothing belongs to you, you are not the Doer, the Divine is, but you are fully allowed to make use of all the unlimited resources available to us. Blessings and grace are continuously being showered upon us, it is up to us to raise our awareness in order to recognise it and have the courage to feel it! 

 

To allow the subtle sound current to do its work it is recommended to chant this Pauri (verse) 11 times a day. Make it your practice to realize that everything is the Divine, nothing exists outside of it:

 

 

 25th Pauri of Japi / Bahota karam

 

bahotā karam likhi-ā nā jā-i.

His Blessings are so abundant that there can be no written account of them.

 

vaḏā dātā til na tamā-i.

The Great Giver does not hold back anything.

 

kaytay mangah(i) jodh apār.

There are so many great, heroic warriors begging at the Door of the Infinite Lord.

 

kayti-ā gaṉat nahī vīchār.

So many contemplate and dwell upon Him, that they cannot be counted.

 

kaytay khap tuṯah(i) vaykār.

So many waste away to death engaged in corruption.

 

kaytay lai lai mukar pāh(i).

So many take and take again, and then deny receiving.

 

kaytay mūrakh khāhī khāh(i).

So many foolish consumers keep on consuming.

 

kayti-ā dūkh bhūkh sad mār.

So many endure distress, deprivation and constant abuse.

 

ayh(i) bhi dāt tayrī dātār.

Even these are Your Gifts, O Great Giver!

 

band khalāsī bhāṉai ho-i.

Liberation from bondage comes only by Your Will.

 

hor ākh na sakai ko-i.

No one else has any say in this.

 

jay ko khā-ik ākhaṉ pā-i.

If some fool should presume to say that he does,

 

oh(u) jāṉai jaytī-ā muh(i) khā-i.

he shall learn, and feel the effects of his folly.

 

āpay jāṉai āpay day-i.

He Himself knows, He Himself gives.

 

ākhah(i) si bhi kay-ī kay-i.

Few, very few are those who acknowledge this.

 

jis no bakhasay siphat sālāh.

One who is blessed to sing the Praises of the Lord,

 

nānak pātisāhī pātisāh(u). 

O Nānak, is the king of kings.

 

 

11 day Sadhana for Abundance & Prosperity

Open yourself from within for Abundance & Prosperity by becoming aware of what is blocking you to experience abundance in your life. For 11 days you will receive inspiring and uplifting guidance while you practice the beautiful Kriya ‘Open up for Opportunities’ to help you attract what serves your higher good and the highest good of all.