Transcend the feeling of lack
According to Yogi Bhajan the 4th Pauri (stanza) of Japji Sahib, a lyrical poem by Guru Nanak, has the power to bless those trapped in feelings of poverty and lack of means as it blasts through the trap of these feelings like a thunderbolt. He always taught there is no lack of supply, everything we need is given to us, the only problem is we don’t recognize it as such. We have grown to become takers instead of givers and a feeling of lack is predominant. Reciting this Pauri 11 times a day for 40 days is your sound medicine to help you transcend the feeling of lack.
ਸਾਚਾ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸਾਚੁ ਨਾਇ ਭਾਖਿਆ ਭਾਉ ਅਪਾਰੁ ॥
saachaa saahib sach naa-ay bhaakhi-aa bhaa-o apaar
God is Truth and True Justice, Bestowed with Infinite Love.
ਆਖਹਿ ਮੰਗਹਿ ਦੇਹਿ ਦੇਹਿ ਦਾਤਿ ਕਰੇ ਦਾਤਾਰੁ ॥
aakhahi mangahi dahi dahi daat karay daataar
People plead "give me, give me!. The Giver of all keeps giving.
ਫੇਰਿ ਕਿ ਅਗੈ ਰਖੀਐ ਜਿਤੁ ਦਿਸੈ ਦਰਬਾਰੁ ॥
fayr ke agai rakhee-ai jit disai darbaar
What offering can I make To enter the Kingdom of heaven?
ਮੁਹੌ ਕਿ ਬੋਲਣੁ ਬੋਲੀਐ ਜਿਤੁ ਸੁਣਿ ਧਰੇ ਪਿਆਰੁ ॥
muhou ke bolan bolee-ai jit sun dharay pi-aar
What should I say to feel loved?
ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਵੇਲਾ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਉ ਵਡਿਆਈ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ ॥
amrit vaylaa sach naa-o vadi-aa-ee veechaar
Meditate deeply in the ambrosial hours On the Nam, deep and vast.
ਕਰਮੀ ਆਵੈ ਕਪੜਾ ਨਦਰੀ ਮੋਖੁ ਦੁਆਰੁ ॥
karmee aavai kaprhaa nadaree mokh du-aar
Your karmas will all be covered and the door of freedom will open.
ਨਾਨਕ ਏਵੈ ਜਾਣੀਐ ਸਭੁ ਆਪੇ ਸਚਿਆਰੁ ॥੪॥
naanak ayvai jaanee-ai sabh aapay sachiaar
Nanak! Know this: A person of Truth Contains the whole universe.
— Guru Nanak, 4th Pauri of Japji Sahib
The best way to transform a feeling of lack or scarcity this is by starting to give, to share freely. Don’t believe you have nothing to give! The best things in live are free! Share your genuine smiles, a listening ear, a warm hug, true attention and appreciation, it doesn’t cost you anything but can mean the world.
And what to give to the Great Giver that keeps on giving? The Sustainer that brings everything into being? Well, as Guru Nanak teaches us in this Pauri, the most beautiful gift you can give is you meditating on the Divine name early in the morning, in the Amrit Vaylaa. In other words reminding yourself of your true spiritual nature. Again this doesn’t cost you anything but can totally transform your world.
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