Swami Rama has deep insight into the Infinite. His personal attainment is visible in every stanza. This exposition with Japji Sahib as its basis will shed light for all times to come. It will import solace. It will impart love.
Justice Pritam Singh Safeer
Swami Rama's translation of Japji not only rhymes well but also remains the essence of the original. An inspired soul, Swami Rama has made a successful attempt to project to the world Guru Nanak's essentially spiritual and elevating message, which I am sure will help in promoting universal brotherhood and removing barriers created in the name of religion.
Dr. Mohinder Singh, Director, Guru Nanak Institute for Comparative Study of Religion, New Delhi, India
Swami Rama's rendition of Japji Sahib into English verse will present English -speaking people with an opportunity to enlighten themselves with the wisdom and spiritual beliefs contained in Guru Nanak's renowned scripture.
Acharya Sri Tulsi
This translation by Swami Rama is in no way a mere restatement of the already existing translation. It has a freshness entirely its own. Swami Rama remains faithful to the original: hr tries to capture its spirits in authentic idiom and unrestrained style. His work whets the reader's appetitive for a first-hand acquaintance with the original.
Dr. J.S. Neki, M.A., M.B.B.S., D.P.M., FRC PSYCH. FAMS Former Director, post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education Research, Chandigarh, India
Swami Rama is not only gifted with a metric expression that is evidenced in each and every word of this masterly rendering, but also has a mantric vision to support his expression.
Dr. I. Panduranga Rao Director, Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad
Writing is the authentic mode of meditation. Swami Rama has realized Japji through writing a state in which the meaning is not just passively received, but actively produced. Swami Rama has shown the way: go beyond recitation. Realize the text through writing in your own humble yet original way.
Dr. Harbhajan Singh, formerly Head of Department of Modern Indian Languages, Delhi University
About the Author
Yogi, scientist, philosopher, humanitarian, and mystic poet, Swami Rama is the founder and spiritual head of the Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy, with its headquarters in Honesdale, Pennsylvania and therapy and educational center throughout the world. He was born in a Himalayan valley of Uttar Pradesh, India, in 1925 and was initiated and anointed in early childhood by a great sage of the Himalayas. He studied with many adepts, and then traveled to Tibet to study with his grandmaster. From 1949 to 1952 he held the prestige and dignity of Shankaracharya (spiritual leader) in Karvirpitham in the South of India. He then turned to the Himalayas to intensify his meditative practice in the cave monasteries and to establish an ashram in Rishikesh.
Later he continued his investigation of Western psychology and philosophy at several European universities, and he taught in Japan before coming to the United States in 1969. The following year he served as a consultant to the Voluntary Controls Project of the Research Department of the Menninger Foundation. There he demonstrated, under laboratory conditions, precise control over his autonomic nervous system and brain. The findings of that research increased the scientific community's understanding of the human ability to control autonomic functioning and to attain previously unrecognized levels of consciousness.
Shortly thereafter, Swami Rama founded the Himalayan Institute as a means to synthesize the ancient teachings of the East with the modern approaches of the West. He has played a major role in bringing the insights of yoga psychology and philosophy to the attention of the physicians and psychologists of the West. He continues to teach students around the world while intensifying his writing and meditative practices. He is the author of many books and currently spends most of his time in the mountains of Northern India and in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Sing the Name of the Lord
Invocation to Japji
Part 1. Japji: Meditation in Sikhism
Part 2. The Poems of Japji
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