Mantra: Japji Pauri 3 also known as Gaavai Ko Taan
gaavai ko taan hovai kisai taan.
gaavai ko daat jaanai neesaan.
gaavai ko gun vadi-aa-ee-aa chaar.
gaavai ko vidi-aa vikham veechaar.
gaavai ko saaj karay tan khayh.
gaavai ko jee-a lai fir dayh.
gaavai ko jaapai disai door.
gaavai ko vaykhai haadraa hadoor.
kathnaa kathee na aavai tot.
kath kath kathee kotee kot kot.
daydaa day laiday thak paahi.
jugaa jugantar khaahee khaahi.
hukmee hukam chalaa-ay raahu.
naanak vigsai vayparvaahu. ||3||
Some sing of your power – who has that power? Some sing of your gifts and know these as your sign and insignia. Some sing of your glorious virtues, your greatness, and your beauty. Some sing of knowledge of you, through arduous study and contemplation. Some sing that you fashion the body, and then again reduce it to dust. Some sing that you take life away, and then again restore it. Some sing that you seem far away; Some sing that you watch over us, face to face, ever-present. There is no lack of those who preach and teach. Millions upon millions offer millions of sermons and stories. The great giver keeps on giving, while those who receive grow weary of receiving. Throughout the ages, consumers consume. The Guide, through guidance, leads us to walk upon the path. Nanak says you blossom forth, carefree and independent.
The Third Pauri transforms insufficiency into sufficiency, turns depression into elevation, and transforms low self-esteem into complete self-confidence.
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