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Japu - a noun or a verb

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by Archived_member2, Aug 26, 2006.

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    Pray Truth for all and say Satsriakal!
    Dear all!

    I heard often preachers talking about Japu Ji Sahib. They try to convince us that Japu is the title of the beginning part of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. In their view, Japu is a noun.

    I got curious to know. What is the verb if Japu is the noun?

    Please express your views. I will be grateful.


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    Veer ji,

    Jap sounds to be the verb. And as you mentioned Japu is the noun. so complete sentence is - Jap Japu (Ji Sahib).

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    Dear Arvind Ji!

    Does it make a sense when someone writes a noun alone, for example 'Arvind'? 'Arvind' makes a sense when a verb describes and adds an action to 'Arvind'.
    My request (query) is also directed to those experts who feel the Guru's word 'Japu' is a noun. I wish to ask them which verb is describing or added to the noun 'Japu' when occurred for the first time.


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    Veer ji, Above does not make any sense to me, or perhaps this is something beyond my intellect. I understand that the noun 'Japuji' is a name given to the opening bani in Guru Sahib. And this looks all fine to me! absolutely.

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    Dear all!

    It seems that I was not able to express my question clearly. Please allow me to put it in a fresh effort again.

    The name of a person, place or thing is a noun. Suppose Arvind is a name. Reading the word Arvind alone immediately raises a question. What, where, when, why or who is Arvind?

    Some preachers explain that 'Japu' is the title of the first part of Gurbaanee. They ask us to recite repeatedly the rest part following the word 'Japu'.

    My question is what is the verb here when 'Japu' is the subject noun and rest of the Baanee is the object noun.

    In my view, a statement from the Guru in ecstasy cannot be incomplete and without a verb. Specially, when Gurdev found God active where all subjects and objects got dissolved into ONE.


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