A Beautiful PerspectiveApr 04, 2021
A Beautiful Perspective
Once we’ve practiced meditation or yoga with meditation for a while, we start to look for guiding principles by which we can live.
Best of all, of course, is to find our own guiding principles. And the best way to do that is to meditate, to chant, to commune with The Infinite, to commune with Your Own Soul.
Personally, I only met My Soul a few years ago. It was done through meditation of course.
I don’t know much about the world’s religions. I’m only familiar with Christianity and the Sikh Religion. Neither of them speak to me in a way that would make me follow their guidelines or core beliefs. But I am a seeker of truth, a seeker of wisdom, one who wants to know and to experience all that this life has to offer.
In the Sikh Religion there’s a sacred text called: Japji. “Jap” means “Repeat.” “Ji” means “Soul.” Japji is a 40-part written work that many Sikhs repeat every morning during their meditation practices. It was written by Guru Nanak some 500 years ago.
He traveled throughout India and the Arab world singing the Japji as a song – all 40 Pauris (parts,) sharing his view of himself, the world and The Infinite.
During the past year, I’ve been working with the Kundalini Yoga Teacher to whom I relate the best, of all the wise sages I’ve ever met. He lives in Mexico City, and he’s created a translation of Japji that I really like.
Recently I took his Japji, Pauri 28 (= part 28,) and re-wrote it for myself in a way that speaks to me today, rather than how it was presented 500 years ago by Guru Nanak.
I’ve been meditating on it daily, all throughout the day, as best I can, hoping that some of it rubs off on me.
Yesterday, after our Saturday Gong Meditation Class, during our “Sharing Time,” I shared my translation of my mentor’s translation.
Several people asked me to share it with them, and so here it is:
28th Pauri of Japji:
Let contentment be in my smile,
humility in my voice
and meditation on my breath.
Let remembrance of death be my secret gift,
virtue & innocence my essence,
and trust my foundation.
Let the fellowship of humankind be my highest order of yoga,
and the conquest of my mind be my conquest of the world.
I bow to this, I bow,
Oh, Primal Perfection,
Uncreated & Undying Oneness,
within all human beings
& within all life.
This really speaks to me as being the core essence of who I hope to be, with the perspective of The Infinite as being Oneness beyond imagination, ever-present everywhere.
Maybe it speaks to You.
Blessings to You & Your Loved Ones!
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