Japji Pauri 8
also known as Suniai, Suniai Sidh
suni-ai sidh peer sur naath.
suni-ai dharat dhaval aakaas.
suni-ai deep lo-a paataal.
suni-ai pohi na sakai kaal.
naanak bhagtaa sadaa vigaas.
suni-ai dookh paap kaa naas. ||8||
Listening: the Siddhas, the spiritual teachers, the heroic warriors, the yogic masters.
Listening: the earth, its support, and the Akāshic ethers.
Listening: the oceans, the lands of the world and the nether regions of the underworld.
Listening: Death cannot even touch you.
O Nanak, the devotees are forever in bliss.
Listening: pain and misdeeds are erased. ||8||
This mantra focuses on…
This mantra is the Eighth Pauri (or verse) of Japji Sahib.
About Japji Sahib:
In Japji, Guru Nanak gave you guidance, telling you the way he found liberation: In the ambrosial hour, meditate on the True Identity. Your karma will be covered and you will see the door of liberation.
We recite Japji to balance all aspects of the self and activate the soul. You may also choose to recite a single Pauri 11 times a day to work on a particular facet.
In the fifteenth century, a young man named Nanak loved to bathe in a cold river before meditating every morning. One morning, he submerged himself in the water and did not come up for three days. It is believed that he achieved Jal Samādhī, or merger with the One, in the water. After this experience, he became known as Guru Nanak. In his deep state of meditation, he came to a place of Sach Khanḏ or the “True Home,” as describes in the 37th Pauri of Japji. That true home became firmly established not only within the heart and physical presence of Guru Nanak but then through the sacred recitations that he shared known as Japji Sahib.
Japji Sahib is the first daily prayer recited by Sikhs in the ambrosial hours of the morning. It has become a universal prayer of devotion practiced by yogis and spiritual seekers around the world.