Nidhi Singh con Jaap Sahib (English Edition)
The Jaap Sahib is Guru Gobind Singh’s eloquent expression of divinity; through his consciousness we can reflect on the vast canvas of Godly manifestation in this universe. He gives us many epithets of the Supreme Being to dwell on. He puts forth that God is beyond mundane and material aspects of birth or death, time, dress, form, caste or religion; fear or enmity; greed or desire; and all bend to his supreme will in this universe. He can create, give, preserve and nourish; or take away, tear asunder and destroy as per will.
This prayer is held by Sikh liturgy second only to the Japji Sahib composed by Guru Nanak, and is cherished as part of daily prayer routine, or Nitnem of the devout and the god loving. Much of the thought and concept of a monotheistic power that wields its power over all creation as developed by the successive Gurus is reinforced in this penultimate treatise of the final Guru.
The 199 verses of this prayer are set brilliantly to ancient Vedic and Sanskrit meter in vogue then, so that this prayer when sung either in a congregation in the temple, or in combat on the battlefield, resounds equally forcefully.
This prayer is important in that it is the sum total of all that the preceding Gurus and the Sikh religion propounded of their philosophy of the universe and the concept of the divine, and hence, understanding and imbibing it, especially by the new generation, is critical to understanding the Sikh faith.