Mantra: Japji Pauri 27 also known as So Dar Kayhaa
so dar kayhaa so ghar kayhaa jit bahi sarab samaalay.
vaajay naad anayk asankhaa kaytay vaavanhaaray.
kaytay raag paree si-o kahee-an kaytay gaavanhaaray.
gaavahi tuhno pa-un paanee baisantar gaavai raajaa dharam du-aaray.
gaavahi chit gupat likh jaaneh likh likh dharam veechaaray.
gaavahi eesar barmaa dayvee sohan sadaa savaaray.
gaavahi ind idaasan baithay dayviti-aa dar naalay.
gaavahi sidh samaadhee andar gaavan saadh vichaaray.
gaavan jatee satee santokhee gaavahi veer karaaray.
gaavan pandit parhan rakheesar jug jug vaydaa naalay.
gaavahi mohnee-aa man mohan surgaa machh pa-i-aalay.
gaavan ratan upaa-ay tayray athsath tirath naalay.
gaavahi jodh mahaabal sooraa gaavahi khaanee chaaray.
gaavahi khand mandal varbhandaa kar kar rakhay dhaaray.
say-ee tudhuno gaavahi jo tudh bhaavan ratay tayray bhagat rasaalay.
hor kaytay gaavan say mai chit na aavan naanak ki-aa veechaaray.
so-ee so-ee sadaa sach saahib saachaa saachee naa-ee.
hai bhee hosee jaa-ay na jaasee rachnaa jin rachaa-ee.
rangee rangee bhaatee kar kar jinsee maa-i-aa jin upaa-ee.
kar kar vaykhai keetaa aapnaa jiv tis dee vadi-aa-ee.
jo tis bhaavai so-ee karsee hukam na karnaa jaa-ee.
so paatisaahu saahaa paatisaahib naanak rahan rajaa-ee. ||27||
Where is that Gate, and where is that Dwelling, in which You sit and take care of everything?
The Sound Current of the Naad vibrates there, and countless musicians play their instruments there.
So many Ragas, so many musicians singing there.
The prānic wind, water and fire sing; the Righteous Judge of Dharma sings at Your Door.
Chitr and Gupt, the angels of the conscious and the subconscious who record actions, and the Righteous Judge of Dharma who judges this record sing.
Shiva, Brahma and the Goddess of Beauty, ever adorned, sing.
Indra, seated upon the Throne, sings with the deities at Your Door.
The Siddhas in Samādhi sing; the Sādhus sing in contemplation.
The celibates, the fanatics, the peacefully accepting and the fearless warriors sing.
The Pandits, the religious scholars who recite the Vedas, with the supreme sages of all the ages, sing.
The Mohinis, the enchanting heavenly beauties who entice hearts in this world, in paradise, and in the underworld of the subconscious, sing.
The celestial jewels created by You, and the sixty-eight holy places of pilgrimage sing.
The brave and mighty warriors sing; the spiritual heroes and the four sources of creation sing.
The planets, solar systems and galaxies, created and arranged by Your Hand, sing.
They alone sing, who are pleasing to Your Will. Your devotees are imbued with the Nectar of Your Essence.
So many others sing, they do not come to mind. O Nānak, how can I consider them all?
That True One is True, Forever True, and True is Your Name.
You are, and shall always be. You shall not depart, even when this Universe which You have created departs.
You created the world, with its various colors, species of beings, and the variety of Maya.
Having created the creation, You watch over it Yourself, by Your Greatness.
You does whatever You please. No order can be issued to You.
You are the King, the King of kings, the Supreme Ruler and Master of kings. Nānak remains subject to Your Will. ||27||
The Twenty-Seventh Pauri shows you the way when you are stuck and you cannot see the window of opportunity before you. It removes obstacles so you can leap over hurdles.
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