Japji: Meditation in Sikhism | Himalayan Institute

Japji: Meditation in Sikhism

Translation and commentary
Swami Rama

Swami Rama's rendition of Japji Sahib into English verse.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1987, Current printing 2013
ISBN: 978-9-350880616
103 pages
5.5" x 8.5"

About the Author:

One of the greatest adepts, teachers, writers, and humanitarians of the 20th century, Swami Rama (1925-1996) is the founder of the Himalayan Institute. Born in Northern India, he was raised from early childhood by the Himalayan sage, Bengali Baba. He traveled from monastery to monastery and studied with a variety of Himalayan saints and sages. Swami Rama also received higher education in both India and Europe. From 1949 to 1952, he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya in South India. He then returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery. In 1969 he came to the United States. His best known work, Living With the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of this singular adept and demonstrates his embodiment of the living tradition of the East.


"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 impart solace. It will impart love."
-- Justice Pritam Singh Safeer

"Swami Rama's translation of Japji not only rhymes well but also retains 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 is not only gifted with a metric expression that I 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

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