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The Jap Ji in Brief

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  1. spnadmin

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    The JapuJi in Brief
    O Beloved,
    Thy name is Truth.
    Thou art the Person who creates,
    Thou art the humanity that hath no fear, no enmity.
    Thy shining spiritual form is above time and space.
    Thou art immortality,
    Self-radiant Thou, O Love,
    Whom no birth can envisage
    And no death can remove.
    O Beloved,
    Sacred, secret is Thy Name,
    And it opens like the flower of life in the kindness of the Guru.
    Thou art eternity
    The beginning Thou,
    The middle Thou,
    The end Thou,
    O Beloved,
    Thou art beyond the wings of thought,
    Thou art beyond the plumbings of silence.
    Without Thee desire is not sated,
    And all wise proposings sink with sorrow, nothing avails without Thee.
    Living with Thee,
    In Thee, O Great Love,
    Consenting to be Thine for ever and ever is life’s fulfillment.
    At the signal of Thy brow
    The forms rise,
    The souls are cast,
    And glory gilds the brow even of the smallest, the meanest.
    At the signal of Thy brow
    Life is scattered in myriad positions, low and high,
    And the souls rise up through pain and pleasure.
    Some are the gifted beings in union with Thee
    And others wander away, in their orbits, for ever and ever.
    All is the superb creation of Thy eyes, O Beloved.
    Thou art.
    Glory, Glory, O Beloved.
    All are in Thy sunshine.
    Thieves, they say,
    Cut-throats, robbers who live on the other’s blood,
    Sinners, slanderers, liars
    They say these are mean and small
    But when Thou shinest, all is beautiful,
    I am attracted out of myself,
    Fascinated by Thee I sacrifice myself to Thee,
    Glory, glory, O Beloved,
    All is well.
    Thy palace is of music made,
    On its walls the universe breaks in song,
    Its sky is full of fair dancers,
    The space resounds with the rhythm of soundless bliss,
    The rivers and the continents sing Thy Name, O Beloved,
    The stars beam with Naming Thee
    The mail-clad warrior is fierce,
    But his heroic death on the battle-filed sings in faint
    Tunes of love Thy anthems of personality-music.
    Thy dreams roll on.
    Life is inspiration of Thy Beauty,
    And they are the princes of Heaven who love, who love
    In that still repose of soul, in the infinite rapture of silence.
    When one I buds forth into a million,
    When the voices of the rivers become my voice
    And the cries of birds on wind my own,
    And the leaves of the forest and the blades of grass my myriad tongues,
    When one call of mine to Thee, O Beloved, becomes
    a million, and that million becomes a million again,
    And the wheel of the whole Universe moves as a wheel
    In wheel of song Naming Thee, O Beloved, and ever
    In harmony with the celestial music within my soul,
    Of Thy Love.
    And my once saying “Thou” “Thou”, O Beloved, starts and countless ages of life saying “Thou”, “Thou”.
    Of this music is made the ladder that rises up to Thee.
    And they meet Thee who scaling this shining ladder cross the frontier.
    Beyond, there, up, above, the highest art Thou, O Beloved,
    And higher floats like the nimbus around Thee Thy song of Naam,
    And the entrance unto Thy Palaces is according to the assonance of one’s soul; they enter whom Thou callest,
    And the smiths that make men of themselves toil hard at their craft.
    They cast and recast their souls in the image of Thee, O Beloved,
    From near and far, it is the music of life that ascends to Thee.
    Born of waters,
    We children of earth
    Hear news of Thee from the winds.
    Day and night nurse all life.
    According to the action of each soul are appointed places for all, be they near or far,
    Those who Name Thee, Beloved, are perfected,
    Bright are the faces of the victors who have learnt to live in the maddening music of Thy Presence, O Love, my Love.
     
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  3. swarn bains

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    japujee is very difficult already. Why make it more difficult by latinizing it?
    why not make it like this
    God is one, it is true, he is the creator, he is carefree( does not look over your shoulder) he has no enemy. He is immortal, does not take birth, came into existence on his own. He is realized by guru's grace by reciting his name.
     
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    It's a personal poetic interpretation. Do you have no appreciation for art?
     
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    A beautiful thing about our dearly departed spnadmin ji's poetic piece is that it avoids use of masculine personal pronouns.
     
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    It's nice to see Jap Ji Sahib in its essence, but I will say, the 'English' is a bit silly.
    Through certain historical circumstances, Westerners have ended up with Judeo-Christianity, have ended up as one of the more influential -for good or bad- cultures on the globe, and have thus been in a position to make the Bible and its language very familiar around the world.
    It's just a fluke of history that the translation of the Bible (KJV) that has become so familiar, was written in the 17th century in England and thus uses 17th century British English. So now we often find 'Bible English' being a stand-in for sacred words, and we find people in various times, religions and cultures using obsolete, stilted idioms like "thee, thou, hadst, doth, goest, wouldst" etc, because it 'sounds sacred'. There is of course nothing sacred about 17th century British, so it always looks ridiculous to me to see words that are absolutely unrelated to Bible Christianity using this kind of language because it looks sacred.
     
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    well said sir. i am not sure but it appears to me that it is the translation by Gopal; singh.
     
  8. swarn bains

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    i am illiterate more over computer illiterate. by the way what happened to the discussion of raag maala. there were some mythical secrets to be opened up. i cannot find the raag maala topic
     
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    Sat Sri Akaal,

    Jap(Recite) Ji (Mind) Sahib (Honored),

    How Mind Works and stores information

    "Objective Vision" and "Subjective Recitation"

    Why need a book after listening/reciting for so many a times.

    "JAP JI SAHIB"

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
     
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    Akaaaaaaaal.......chardikla
     
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    Sat Sri Akaal,


    SAT SRI AKAAL"

    "GURU NANAK DEV JI DE JANAM DIVAS TE SIKH KAUM NOON LAKH LAKH VADAI"


    sochai soch na hova-ee jay sochee lakh vaar.

    By thinking, He cannot be reduced to thought, even by thinking hundreds of thousands of times.

    (sochai) Thought if formed by evolutionary stored information
    (soch na hova-ee) which can not be cleaned,
    (jay sochee lakh vaar) by repeated thinking


    cupY cup n hoveI jy lwie rhw ilv qwr ] (1-5, jpu, mÚ 1)


    chupai chup na hova-ee jay laa-ay rahaa liv taar.


    By remaining silent, inner silence is not obtained, even by remaining lovingly absorbed deep within.

    Go to silent place, and realise inner noise of desires.

    Till Evolutionary data remains (Inner Silence can not be achieved)


    BuiKAw BuK n auqrI jy bMnw purIAw Bwr ] (1-5, jpu, mÚ 1)


    bhukhi-aa bhukh na utree jay bannaa puree-aa bhaar.


    Desires are not settled, though even one is one is fully filled.


    shs isAwxpw lK hoih q iek n clY nwil ] (1-6, jpu, mÚ 1)

    sahas si-aanpaa lakh hohi ta ik na chalai naal.

    One may have worldly wisdom, and have high position still one s alone and one will go alone.



    kiv sachi-aaraa ho-ee-ai kiv koorhai tutai paal.

    So how can you become truthful? And how can the veil of illusion be torn away?

    Veil of "TRUTH" and "Disillusion" Human Mind

    Worldly Human Born Training is Disillusion which one stores in "MIND"

    and is away from Nature "TRUTH"

    Undying Truths

    Origins of "LIFE" all living are born due to five elements present on EARTH


    hukmI hovin Awkwr hukmu n kihAw jweI ] (1-7, jpu, mÚ 1)


    hukmee hovan aakaar hukam na kahi-aa jaa-ee.




    "DEATH" is future of all "HUMANS" and is "HONI" not "UNHONI"

    "SUN" GENERATOR
    "WINDS" CREATED
    ALL CREATED WILL BE DESTROYED


    Earlier taught as " BRAHMA" "VISHNU" "MAHESH"

    every living owe this

    with "TRUTH OF NATURE" one finds "GOD"

    "GENERATOR" "OPERATOR" "DESTROYER"



    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
     
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    those who put gurbani in english. it is very difficult to make out unless you know that part. so i will suggest that they should learn aerial unifonts and then install punjabi on your computer from the languages. learn how to use keyboard on aerial unifonts and it works well. this font is universal and does not mix up. then we all will be able to understand what is written. thanks and no offence
     
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