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  1. 5 points
    I think naad refers to the divine word. This where the ringing or deep humming originates from. It's the single ek shabad that made creation and is present in everything and everywhere. Anhad bani is difficult to explain but may be easier to understand as the gyan coming through and from the naad. It is the bani, that has no akaar , that one hears via the naad. Just like the bani in sri guru granth sahib that gives us gyan via akhar(words), the anhad bani has no letters or words. If that makes sense?
  2. 4 points
    Just had an amazing experience. I was just laying down and heard my pulse but also found myself chanting "vahe-guru" with each heart beat. I tried to see if I was making up things so I tried to stop it but it didn't stop. It just kept going. My body was completely still like one in deep sleep to the point I thought I wasn't even in my body anymore.
  3. 4 points
    The above 2 post by Lucky and Sat veerji help with some contrast. It is really difficult to explain since characteristics change as you climb. Maybe easier to imagine the naad or divine word (mentioned), as a baseline sound. After all, it is the sound that exists everywhere and from which all creation was created. The anhad bani, akath katha, sehaj dhun, toor etc.. all come from this origin. 1) The journey starts when you first begin to hear it faintly. (ring/hum coming from naad) 2) Encounter other sounds as you progress and these are first heard whilst in maya. 3) After going through various maya sounds which I see have been referred to as pavan shabads on previous posts, the person eventually gets into deeper void(sunn). (maya sounds is my way of describing sounds where seeker is still in maya and not in 4th chautha padh) 4) In chautha pad(outside maya), more experiences occur like 5 shabads again, anhad bani, akath katha.... until eventually you get into the true baseline naad again. This time it's different since you are hearing outside if tres-gun maya. You could say it's the true naad and some gurmukhs actually only refer to this sound as the naad. Hence, the confusion. Nevertheless, it's still coming from same source and is still that baseline. Difference is whether you hear it in tres-gun or outside of tres-gun. This is my understanding. Bhul chuk marf if it's contrary to what other gurmukhs or bhai saab may explain.
  4. 4 points
    I thought it was as follows: 1) Swaas Graas simran by chanting Gurmantra to stop the thoughts. 2) Enter the Sunn (going to sleep to rest) 3) Stay awake by dhyaan when free of thoughts. (Now try and stay awake without falling completely asleep but still in that thoughtless stage) 4) The divine words appear in Sunn. (This is called Sehaj Dhun. The fine high pitched sound) 5) Anhad Bani (the divine music) appears. (Countless other sounds are heard here including the 5 anhad sounds), aka shabad ghanaray) 6) The mind enters the Sunn (third Sunn). 7) Naad (word of God) appears which will help us cross the Bhavsagar (the dangerous ocean). (This is when one hears the single loud sound of toor/naad/combination of the 5 sounds/ek shabad) This is the jahaj that carries the mind across. The mind unites with God in Sehaj Ghar.  
  5. 4 points
    I'll attempt answering whilst i'm online at the moment. The way I understand it and as per some of Tohana sahib's recodrings; the bandgi or bhagti starts when you start listening and merging (samao) into naam shabad. This is also called doing naam seva and is a process of gyaan and dhyiaan. Gurmantar or jap of any mantar of form, written word or 'akaar' as in waheguru, ram ram, hari.. should lead you to the state of hearing the naam that has no written or describable akaar. You could call it the formless stage of hearing the dhun of naam that will lead to amrit and jyot illumination.. I hope you understand it a little better? I believe that it's also when a person starts to re-write their own lekha to some extent.
  6. 4 points
    lol. I was an infant in 76. Watched the movie in late 80's and became a huge fan. Don't want to go off topic here but a movie is a movie. it can't be classed as gurmat or manmat. The mat is what comes from within the individual as far as I understand. The only focus you want for "next station" is to be as thoughtless and still as possible, ready to surrender your complete self. (That's my personal suggestion). The sound you hear is positive, and by aiming to surrender in a thoughtless state. is the only way I know to help build the love. Trying to conquer different shabads never helped me but as Bhai saab says in recording you have to aim to "samao" into shabad. Please persist with patience because amrit drip and illumination of jot should come in this process. Stay motivated. I've started re-reading posts on here and listening to recordings in order to motivate myself again. Do whatever it takes to achieve this.
  7. 3 points
    Jageera

    Benefits Of Naam Simran

    I am witness to the power of Naam Simran. To me at my level it is like a pressure cooker releasing steam.
  8. 3 points
    harsharan000

    Benefits Of Naam Simran

    By Naam Simran, there are only benefits. And among them, the best are as the Bani says: Prabh ka simran mun kee mael jaae. By His simran, all our accumulated dirt since countless births is washed away, thus we become pure, paviter. After this step, then comes the second step as seen in the following verse. Prabh ka Simran garb na baseh. We are the freed from the unendable cycles of births and deaths, for it is then only that we merge in Waheguru Akal Purukh. SSA
  9. 3 points
    Mooorakh

    I wish to take Amrit

    In my quest towards Amrit.. I came across two extremes.. Pls pour in your ( source Gurmat Rehat Maryaada - Damdami Taksaal front pg uploaded) Vs  ( source http://www.sikhnet.com/news/i-miss-good-ol-days-1) I remember my own ‘amrit sanchar’ very well. Bapu Ji took me to see Baba Sohan Singh Ji to discuss amrit as I had felt I was not ready for it. I was 15 and a favourite of Baba Ji as I did kirtan and accompanied Baba Ji and Bapu Ji on numerous occasions. The conversation went something like this. Baba Ji: Beta, your Bapu Ji tells me that you feel you are not ready for ‘amrit’ Me: Baba Ji, I will not be able to handle all the expectations of ‘amrit’ just yet. Baba Ji: Chal beta. Let us go through all your apprehensions. Me: I will not be able to do all the Nitnem banis expected of me. Baba Ji: Can you do JapJi in the morning, Rehras at dusk and Sohila at night? Me: I already do those. Baba Ji: Well, we have no problem. As time goes by add Jaap Sahib and Sawayiyay as Nitnem. Occasionally do the full Anand Sahib. In fact you will find that doing Sukhmani Sahib occasionally is also very uplifting. It will help you in your studies and even in your sports! Can we agree on that? Me: yes, Baba Ji. Baba Ji: You know what is expected of you and let me assure you that you will get supreme bliss and a sense of well-being every time you do all the banis! Next? Me: Baba Ji, 5 kekar. I cannot keep all 5 kekar on my person all the time. I love my sports and cannot be lugging around a kirpan, a kachhera and even a kanga in my hair. In fact when I play hockey, I am even expected to take my kara off as it can hurt an opponent. Baba Ji: Beta, I have one important question for you. Do you have intentions of cutting your hair into the future? Me: (I was shocked at even being asked that). No Baba Ji, I shall always keep my hair. I am proud to be a Sikh! Baba Ji: (Smiling, seeing the look of shock on my face.) Then Beta, we have no problems. The other kekars are man-made. They can come off and on as required. They are loving gifts from you bapu – Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Treasure them. Keep them. In fact learn how to wield a kirpan for defence and learn self-defence. Treasure your kachhera – do not go chasing after loose women or any woman for that matter. Wear the kara as your ornament from Guru Ji. Does that answer your question? Me: Yes Baba Ji! But Baba Ji, I play team sports where I am expected to share drinks with other players. What about ‘jooth’? Baba Ji: Not a problem. Let me explain something about amrit, beta. Amrit once taken is not easily broken. Once your pita, dhan dhan Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj takes you by the arm, he does not easily give you up! Amrit only breaks if you commit a heinous sin including cutting your hair, engaging in extra-marital sex, eating halaal meat or consuming tobacco – the four ‘bejer-kurahits’. You will come up short many times as you are a human being. But all you have to do is realise your shortcoming, pick yourself up, ask for forgiveness from your father and move on in life. THAT IS AMRIT. Amrit is to give you a sense of belonging – belonging to the family of Guru Gobind Singh. If you want to be part of that family, then take amrit. It is as simple as that. I saw no possible reason not to partake of amrit. It was more about partaking of it and working with it rather than working at it first and then partaking of it when one felt ready. Let me assure you, I believe 95 percent of youngsters or just Sikhs who would otherwise take amrit will never ever feel ‘ready’ to partake of it. IF I HAD BEEN GIVEN A CHOICE BY SANT BABA SOHAN SINGH JI, I THINK I WOULD NEVER HAVE GOT AROUND TO PARTAKING OF AMRIT. He made the partaking of amrit feel like a rite of passage into adulthood rather than an option of getting into a rigid code of conduct for the rest of my life. Yes, I have fallen short many times but I have never felt that it has ever been broken. I belong to the family of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj.
  10. 3 points
    Thanks for that and I totally agree. One is only able to attempt this successfully after shabad dhun has increased in depth and frequency. (more taeijh).
  11. 2 points
    We do not need any "prophets" or Devi devtay. The Guru is more than enough for us SIkhs. I don't know what so great about their "prophet" or why any faith needs one. I do not accept the Abrahamic faiths views and theology as binding to everyone and absolute. They can keep and enjoy their "prophets". How much they try to promote their "prophet" it looks like a huge failure since he couldn't even rehabilitate his own followers behavior as so many bloodthirsty butchers and rapists came from this faith and are still coming from this faith today. The fool that wrote the original article was trying to place Muhammad higher than the Gurus hence trying to fish for converts from the simpletons among us. If this is all their "prophet" thought them, then I'm seriously not impressed or amused. Again, What the hell is these people's obsession with conversion? Just lets us be. It seems like their belief is more political than spiritual. LOL. So pathetic.
  12. 2 points
    harsharan000

    Quotes from AMRIT BANI

    ਦਰਸਨੁ ਪਾਵਾ ਜੇ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਵਾ ॥ Dharasan Paavaa Jae Thudhh Bhaavaa || दरसनु पावा जे तुधु भावा ॥ If I am pleasing to You, Lord, then I obtain the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan. Raag Maroo Dhan Dhan Satgur Nanak Dev Maharaj Guru Jee, in His beautiful line above is telling us that , all of us want to have His darshan somehow, but the thing is, as He says, I get your darshan if, it pleases You, or if You are pleased, it is the same thing. So according to the Bani, what is it, that which Guru Jee constantly keeps repeating throughout the Bani to do, in order to please Him. The clear cut answer to this question in simple and direct words, is also given by Guru Jee in the following verse, though sadly many jeevas are deluded in man-mat, in doing what they see others do, but, never ever try to understand what the Bani is telling us to do really to please Him, and thus fulfill our purpose as human beings. ਸਾਚੇ ਭਾਵੈ ਸਬਦੁ ਪਿਆਰਾ ॥ Saachae Bhaavai Sabadh Piaaraa || साचे भावै सबदु पिआरा ॥ The True Lord is pleased with those who love the Shabad. And so how do we love the Shabad? Well, by meditating on it, only. Through Simran/focused and attentive jaap. Here Guru Jee is flatly telling us we manmukhs, how to please Him. For as seen what the whole wolrld do, absolutely everybody does that thing, which they think is for their benefit somehow. Nobody ever stops to ask himself/herslf: whatsoever I do as bhakti as per my view, is that pleasing to Him? If not, then why do we keep on doing it? Of what use is that our manmat? Why so much lack of faith and futile discernment, in the teachings of our Guru Sahiban and Bhagat Jan? Why? In another verse of Guru Jee, He tells us: ਸਾਚਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਸੋ ਸਾਚੇ ਭਾਏ ਨਾ ਵੀਛੁੜਿ ਦੁਖੁ ਪਾਇਦਾ ॥੧੨॥ Saach Milai So Saachae Bhaaeae Naa Veeshhurr Dhukh Paaeidhaa ||12|| साचि मिलै सो साचे भाए ना वीछुड़ि दुखु पाइदा ॥१२॥ The True Lord is pleased with those who merge in Truth; they are not separated again, and they do not suffer. Once again, we may ask or think, which Truth is reffering to, Guru Jee above? And how do we merge in it? Well, the Truth is only One. Shabad/Naam / Sat-Nam (Ik Oankar Satnam). And merging in this Truth, is meditating on it so much with love and devotion, that we get merged and dissolved in It. Once merged in Nam and becoming one with Him, as seen in the second half of the verse above, we are not born anymore in the ever suffering wheel of 84. So much grace is being showered by Waheguru, yet we remain empty, for engaging in doing all those things which not only do not bring us closer to Him, but rather, take us farther away from Him, such as ..... reciting, bathing and pilgrimages, etc.... all these things, keep us outside, while our goal (Waheguru)is within us. And that what we ought to do, we simply dislike it and take it as a fantasy, or pure theory only; when the fact is, the devotion suggested by Guru Sahiban, is the ONLY Bhakti which has real value or results in terms of pleasing Him, and thus God realization. Stay blessed. SSA.
  13. 2 points
    hsingh6

    Chandi Charitar

    Vahiguru Jee Ka Khalsa, Vahiguru Jee Kee Fateh You refer to some audio tracks you have used to learn the above mentioned banis. Can you please share those links ? Also what motivated you to do these banis? Normally most people have not even heard of these banis leave aside done them?
  14. 2 points
    harsharan000

    Quotes from AMRIT BANI

    Supreme importance of Naam bhakti, above all other practices for the sole purpose of our union with Him, Waheguru Akal Purukh. ਨਾਉ ਪੂਜੀਐ ਨਾਉ ਮੰਨੀਐ ਨਾਇ ਕਿਲਵਿਖ ਸਭ ਹਿਰਿਆ ॥ Naao Poojeeai Naao Manneeai Naae Kilavikh Sabh Hiriaa || he who worships the Name, and believes in the Name; the Name erases all his sinful mistakes. Sri Raag Guru Amar Das. ਖਿਨੁ ਪਲੁ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਮਨਿ ਵਸੈ ਸਭ ਅਠਸਠਿ ਤੀਰਥ ਨਾਇ ॥ Khin Pal Har Naam Man Vasai Sabh Athasath Theerathh Naae || If the Lord's Name abides within the mind, for a moment, even for an instant, it is like bathing at all the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage. ਸਚੇ ਮੈਲੁ ਨ ਲਗਈ ਮਲੁ ਲਾਗੈ ਦੂਜੈ ਭਾਇ ॥ Sachae Mail N Lagee Mal Laagai Dhoojai Bhaae || Filth does not stick to those who are true, but filth attaches itself to those who love duality. ਧੋਤੀ ਮੂਲਿ ਨ ਉਤਰੈ ਜੇ ਅਠਸਠਿ ਤੀਰਥ ਨਾਇ ॥ Dhhothee Mool N Outharai Jae Athasath Theerathh Naae || This filth cannot be washed off, even by bathing at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage. ਮਨਮੁਖ ਕਰਮ ਕਰੇ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੀ ਸਭੁ ਦੁਖੋ ਦੁਖੁ ਕਮਾਇ ॥ Manamukh Karam Karae Ahankaaree Sabh Dhukho Dhukh Kamaae || The self-willed manmukh does deeds in egotism; he earns only pain and more pain. ਨਾਨਕ ਮੈਲਾ ਊਜਲੁ ਤਾ ਥੀਐ ਜਾ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਮਾਹਿ ਸਮਾਇ ॥੧॥ Naanak Mailaa Oojal Thaa Thheeai Jaa Sathigur Maahi Samaae ||1|| O Nanak, the filthy ones become clean, only when they meet and surrender to the True Guru. ||1|| Sri Raag Guru Amar Das
  15. 2 points
    It is quite clear from the post above that, it is from someone of muslim background. Well what can be said about it? Just ignore it as a senseless dog´s barking. But that much can be said , that, in Sikhee we do not believe in any prophets, nor gods , nor godesses, for they have nothing to do with the only One Supreme Being, namely Waheguru Akal Purukh. We like, love, and believe, in those who love Him and know Him the most, who are none other than His Bhagat Jan, His Gurmukhs, and Guru Sahiban. For the Bani says: Aapay Satgur, aapay Har, aapay mael milawe. Moreover, Har ka sewak, so Har jeha, bhed na jaano, manush deha. Had it not been for these holy beings, we could never ever known about Akal Purukh. It is He himself, who has come to our human level as Guru Sahiban, to guide us and take our souls back to His level. No other way to get mukti, no incarnations, no gods, no devis devtays, no prophets, but, He Waheguru Himself, for it is only Guru Sahiban and His Bhagats, who alone know the secrets and mysteries of Nam, in which through their Bani, teach us how to get freed from maya and kal, and thus ultimately merge in Him. That is the beant wadeeayee of these pure spiritual beings, to which the Bani tells us about their real spiritual staus, of their oneness with the Supreme Waheguru Akal Purukh: Aisay Gur ko, bal bal jaa ee ai, Aap mukat mohi taarai kavan kavan kavan gun kahee- ai ant nahee kich paarai. Of course the whole of the Bani is nothing but apaar mahima, beant wadeeayee, of Akal Purukh and His True devotees, but the above just 4 verses, give us in a gist, the reality of Bhagat Jan and Guru Sahiban, as the teachers of the path of love and devotion, to the only One Supreme universal Truth without any restrictions on caste, creed, color, gender or nationality, and that Truth is, Akal Purukh, none other. That is why Third Patshahee says in His Bani: ਗੁਰਮਤੀ ਹਰਿ ਪਾਈਐ ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਮਿਲਾਇ ॥ Guramathee Har Paaeeai Jothee Joth Milaae || Through the Guru's Teachings, the Lord is found, and one's light merges into the Light. Stay blessed. SSA.
  16. 2 points
    Sajjan_Thug

    Jugti to keep Naam in mind

    XPOSITION OF PRINCIPAL GURMAT DEVICE (JUGTI) OF LISTENING AND FUSION OF CONSCIOUSNESS WITH SOUND AND IMAGE OF GURMANTER (UNION OF SURAT WITH DHUN AND GURMANTER) Definition of listening Through the grace of Sri Guru Nanak Devji, astonishing benefits of word listening are available in Japji Sahib, for the salvation of the people of the entire world. Listening (Suniye) does not constitute ordinary hearing. What exactly is complete or real listening? The meaning of complete listening is achieving a state of absolute union of consciousness and sound, and maintaining this union as if both the entities have been sewn together. If this state of complete union persists with each breath and at all times, then it is a state of complete peace and a sign of being a perfect human being or a saint (Gurmukh avastha). This state can be achieved with the Guru’s grace by understanding and following the correct technique with intense meditation, concentration and self-discipline. General guidelines for the Art of Speaking andTechnique of Listening: (a) Gurmanter (Waheguru) should be spoken very softly and slowly so as to feel the airtype sound vibrations in the throat going upwards towards and in the head while focusing on both ears with full attention of mind as well as body. Stay relaxed and focused on sound vibrations while repeating the Gurmanter. Gurmanter can be repeated as one word but focus should be fully on sound vibrations and not on breath. Initially, one should repeat recitation of Gurmanter as many times as can be done conveniently in one breath because it would help in keeping the focus on sound vibrations. (b) When one starts feeling sound vibrations in the head, focus should be shifted to the highest point or spot in the head where such vibrations are being felt. Stay focused at the point while repeating the Gurmanter. (c) The point/spot in the head with Name-practice will move upwards and deeper in the head. With further practice, point/spot of sound vibrations will become thinner and thinner and more pointed. Focus should continue to be shifted to the point/spot where sound vibrations are being felt. (d) While doing Name-practice, efforts be made to bring and keep consciousness as close to sound vibrations as possible in a relaxed manner keeping in view the fact that in perfect listening, fusion of consciousness and sound should take place. (e) If one can focus on the highest and the deepest point/spot in the head without uttering Gurmanter, one should stay focused thereon as long as possible. (f) With marked improvement in the art of speaking and technique of listening, musical sounds called ‘Naads’ will be heard. One can stay focused on the deepest sound to improve and keep the focus on inward listening. (g) Maximum time be spent on Name-practice as per convenience. Best time for Name-practice are the ambrosial hours in a noise-free and clean environment Standards for measuring progress: The progress on the path of true listening can be judged by comparing with the following standards:- (A) With the union of consciousness and sound, has the mind achieved a state of persistent calm and stillness? Is the mind relaxed and at peace? (B) Do the consciousness and sound unite inside the head or at the top of the head during Name recitation? Is this union attained or not; and if so, for how long does it persist in a relaxed, natural and easy manner? (C) The following are the signs of union of consciousness with sound:- (1) Body and mind are awash in peace and bliss. (2) Improvement in condition of the body as a whole. (3) Spiritual intoxication. (4) Hearing of Naad (Divine or celestial sounds and music). Divine sounds are calming and pure, spiritually intoxicating and provide amazing joy. (D) Do the consciousness and sound unite without actually speaking the Name? If so how long does this union persist easily and effortlessly? (E) Effortless union of consciousness and sound is the state of absolute blissful meditation. GOAL: CONTINUOUS AND UNINTERRUPTED RESIDENCE OF NAAM IN MIND AND BODY A) The goal can be achieved if the Naam is made to stay in the consciousness, tongue, eyes, throat and abdomen simultaneously with ease and effortlessly. Sustained effort is to be made to achieve this goal. B) Naam has to be practiced by chanting, reciting, hearing and by writing and rewriting the Divine Name. Sustained practice will ensure success. Hurried and forced practice is prohibited and is to be avoided. The path of Divine Name recitation requires that it be practiced in a natural, easy and relaxed manner. C) It is imperative that the correct method of Naam practice is properly understood, followed and practiced. STEPS FOR NAAM PRACTICE FIRST STAGE: DISCOVERING the mind and reciting with mind Step 1: With closed eyes looking at the lips, recite the Divine Name with the tongue in a relaxed and easy manner while listening to its sound with the consciousness staying focused on the sound. Step 2: Keeping attention on the lips and both ears , focus on listening to the sound of the Divine Name as it is recited with the tongue. Step 3: Maintaining attention on the throat and both ears, focus on listening to the sound of the Divine Name while feeling the sound vibrations in the head. Step 4: Maintain attention on the head, recite the Divine Name and feel its sound as it vibrates just below the top of the head (taalu in Punjabi). Full focus should be centered on hearing. True benefit of reciting and listening to the Divine Name will begin to be accrued when it is done through the mind/consciousness/(Surat in Punjabi). The goal is to achieve this aforementioned state and continue the Naam practice with the mind. SECOND STAGE: Naam practice with the mind and body Step 5: Reciting Naam with tongue, attempt to maintain focus on the sound originating in the bottom of the throat. One Divine House (Ghar) is located in the throat. Effort should be made to unite consciousness with the sound and Gurmanter in the throat as in the Throat House, one may experience effulgence of Divine light there. Further, Naam is to descend to Hirdey through throat. For this reason, practice of Naam at the throat will be beneficial. Step 6: ‘Hirdey’ is located in the abdomen below the navel. While reciting Naam with tongue, focus attention on the sound as it resonates through the windpipe and travels to the ‘Hirdey’. Recitation of Name with tongue should be accompanied by movement of the abdomen. Step 7: Maintaining attention from throat through windpipe in the abdomen, continue to recite Name as it is accompanied by movement of the abdomen and focus on listening to the sound as it vibrates in the windpipe, throat and head while keeping attention in the Hirdey as well. Step 8: Naam Amrit can be accessed by listening through Hirdey. For achieving this state, focus on the sides of the abdomen as Hirdey is located below the navel, recite Gurmanter with tongue synchronizing with the movement of the abdomen maintaining primary attention at the sides of the abdomen for listening through the windpipe by Hirdey with secondary focus on listening through ears in the head as well as mind. Alternatively, focus primarily at the mind on top of the head with secondary focus on the ears, throat, windpipe and abdomen –all that simultaneously before uttering Gurmanter, then utter Gurmanter with full focus on listening the sound vibrations at the above-mentioned spots. Step 9: After long and sustained practice, with the imprint of the Gurmanter in the mind, on the tongue, in the throat, windpipe and Hirdey, Naam practice is done without uttering Gurmanter effortlessly, naturally and with ease. At this stage, mind and body will be Naam-dyed with the mind being steady and motionless. THIRD STAGE: I. II. To obtain benefit of the practice of Naam recitation, every effort should be made to recite and listen to the Divine Name with love and reverence, while following the contents of the above mentioned 9 steps. Without verbalizing the Name, attempt should be made to have the Divine Name reside in the mind at all times while standing, sitting, walking and lying down. FOURTH STAGE: As per the priceless words of Bhai Gurdasji, with the union of word, sound and consciousness, it is possible to reach the otherwise unapproachable God. Therefore in the fourth stage attempt is to be made to be achieve union of sound, word (image of word Waheguru) and consciousness in the mind and body. This union requires persistent practice that is to be performed in a natural, easy and relaxed manner. To obtain benefit of Naam meditation, union of these 3 entities is to be kept in mind while following the contents of the above mentioned 9 steps. For union of word and consciousness some special steps are to be followed. The word will enter and come to reside in the consciousness through the eyes. SPECIAL STEPS: Step 1: To write the word Waheguru lovingly 15- 20 times maintaining adequate spacing between each written word. Step 2: To read and recite the written words with reverence and love. Step 3: With eyes closed, practice creating image of the word Waheguru in the eyes. Step 4: To lovingly write, read and thereafter create image of the word Waheguru in the eyes. Step 5: Practice creating image of the word Waheguru in the eyes accompanied by its recitation. Step 6: Creating image of the word Waheguru in the consciousness and practice its recitation. Step 7: It is advisable to place stickers of the word Waheguru in the bedroom, kitchen, office and rear seat of the car, as per convenience. The image of the word Waheguru on the stickers is to be looked at lovingly and attempt is to be made to have the image reside in the eyes and mind. Step 8: Maintaining attention on the lips attempt to create the image of the word in the mouth or on the tongue accomapnied by its recitation with focus on listening to its sound. Step 9: Attention is to be maintained on the lips and both ears while creating the image of the word in the mouth or on the tongue, accompanied by its recitation with focus on listening to its sound. Step 10: Maintain attention on the throat and both ears, create image of the word in the throat accompanied by its recitation with tongue while listening to the sound and its vibrations in the head. Step 11: Maintain attention on the head, focus on the image of the word accompanied by its recitation with the tongue. Listen to the sound and its vibrations just below the top of the head (taalu in Punjabi) while attempting union of the word with its sound. Attempt should be made to maintain union of the image and sound of the word inside the head. Step 12: Maintaining attention on the image of the word in the throat, while reciting word with tongue concentrate on listening to the sound and attempting to keep focus at the bottom of the throat. Time devoted to this activity is based on availability and convenience. Step 13: ‘Hirdey’ is located in the abdomen below the navel. Keeping focus downwards on the abdomen or on the image of the word in the abdomen, recite Name with tongue while feeling the sound in the air passages of the lungs or lower down in the abdomen. Maintain fusion of concentration and sound and make the ‘Hirdey’ listen to it. Recitation with tongue should be accompanied by movement of the abdomen. Time devoted to this activity is based on availability and convenience. Step 14: While keeping focus downwards on the abdomen or on the image of the word in the abdomen recite Name with tongue accompanied by movements of the abdomen. Feeling the sound in the throat and head attention is to be focused on the sound of the word and fusion of word with its image. Time devoted to this activity is based on availability and convenience. Step 15: While keeping focus downwards on the abdomen or on the image of the word in the abdomen recite Name with tongue accompanied by movements of the abdomen. Feeling the sound just below the top of the head (taalu in Punjabi) attention is to be focused on the sound of the word and fusion of word with its image. Time devoted to this activity is based on availability and convenience. Step 16: To keep sitting in meditation quietly while feeling the Name and its fusion with its rhythm in the mind, eyes, mouth, throat and abdomen. Attention should be continuous and undisturbed. This is the state of complete peace and union of mind with the Divine Name. One should try to maintain this state of mind in a relaxed, natural and easy manner (effort should not be forced or done out of compulsion). NOTE: (i) In the fourth stage, focus should be on the image of the word and its sound. One has to keep trying to keep focus on these two entities while attempting to maintain their union. (ii) With the head bowed down, without speaking, looking at the abdomen, the image of the word has to be kept in the mind and inside the abdomen or above it. (iii) (iv) (v) By first practicing the above mentioned points through repeated recitation (speaking), one can make the Name reside in the mind. Following this, while maintaining union of the word and its image, recitation must now be continued in a natural and relaxed manner without actually speaking. The amount of time devoted to each point can be adjusted depending on convenience and availability. It is possible to have darshan of the otherwise unseen and unapproachable Wahegurujee whose grace alone can provide union of consciousness, Name and sound. The complete union of these three entities is possible only with the Guru’s grace. For this union to occur, one must keep saying ardaas at the feet of Satgurujee.
  17. 2 points
    harsharan000

    Benefits Of Naam Simran

    Well done Bro. Keep up with your spiritual practices, so to be more receptive to His beant grace, for it is by His grace alone, that we reach His Darbar. It is all His grace. By His grace we get attracted towards Him and do spiritual practice, namely Bhakti, then again by doing His bhakti, we widely open our jholee to receive His grace more abundantly. You see, any progress comes with efforts, but then, efforts are also possible by His grace alone. So ultimately, it is all His grace. Stay blessed. SSA.
  18. 2 points
    tva prasad

    Am I alright?

    Thanks all for helping but I have gotten all my answers regarding this situation. I got everything figured out from someone.
  19. 2 points
    The Akal Thakht jathedar has made a proclamation yesterday that it’s the religious duty of Sikhs to protect Kashmiri girls from rape and violence all over India.
  20. 2 points
    harsharan000

    From nothing?

    The knowledge of the scientists is limited to the material. Waheguru is imperceptible to the 5 gyan indriyan or the 5 karam indriyan, also, is beyond the realms of mind and maya, time, space, which are subtler than matter, yet we believe Wahegru exists. As per the principle of of science, as Waheguru is not seen and not reached by reason, His existence should be discarded. There are no such devices nor instruments to decipher the existence of Waheguru. The knowledge of Waheguru, can be had only from Gurmukhs, Bhagat Jan and of course Guru Sahiban, as they all come from that realm, which is the very home and permanent residence of Waheguru Akal Purukh, namely Sach Khand. The science which teaches us and enables us to reveal the existence of that One Supreme Primal Being, Waheguru Akal Purukh or Satnam, is called Sikhee. The jugtee is Nam Simran. Through it, we pierce and tear apart the subtle layer of mind and maya, and we penetrate into the real of pure spirituality Parbraham and proceed further to the only Truest and Supreme Being Waheguru, in His Shabad swaroop or form. He is Aad sach, jugaad Sach, hae bhee Sach, Nanak hosee bhee Sach. To reach Him, we need to board on the vessel of Nam : Nanak, Naam jahaaz hae, jinee chareeya, se utareeya paar. Those who borad on the plane of Nam, get crossed over, from the transient and perishable realms of untruth , to the the one of eternity and changelessness, Satnam. Moreover Gurbani tells us: Jin Har japeeya, se Har hoeeya. He who chants His Name, becomes Him. This is the highest truth in simple words. Through His jaap, we remove all the coverings which keep us prisoners in the mayavee realms, then once the soul gains its original consciousness of being a drop, a ray, of Waheguru , returns back to its source with the aid of Shabad/Naam. Nothing comes out from nothing, so if the creation exists, we exist, the khands, the brahmands exist, then naturally there has to be a creator. To that primal Creator, Gurbani describes it as Ik Oankar, Karta Purukh, which means, One creator alone, the doer of everything, whether seen or unseen. That is the greatness of Guru Sahiban and the Bhagat Jan, who, by His Hukum come to awaken us, and share with us the inmensity and the majesty of that One Primal Supreme Being: Waheguru Akal Purukh. Words just fail to describe Him adecuately , His beant wadeeayee ... SSA
  21. 2 points
    Soulfinder

    Benefits Of Naam Simran

    Veer ji you are 100% correct because all of the first Ashtapadee of Sri Sukhmani Sahib is based on the benfits of simran and its power. https://www.searchgurbani.com/guru-granth-sahib/shabad/885/line/32
  22. 2 points
    Who said going to any place for work is wrong? I'm talking about a deliberate attempt to change demographics. Dear oh dear. The Indian Army has been in Kashmir since 1948. So if it's only such a small amount why kill thousands of innocent people over it? Why spend so much money on a small piece of land when that same money can be used to stop people all over india dying of hunger? Why not learn from Duryodhans example and give up a small piece of land to save the greater land? 6000 people daily die on average from starvation. Do you really think that such a small peice of land matters to these people? Why? If they are sons of the soil why should they leave their own land to go elsewhere? What if the British said to the Indians who wanted independence go to some other land and have your hindustan there? What if Banda Bahadur was told to take his Sikh state somewhere else? Disintegration of a manufactured state can only be a good thing. Not just for India but for Pakistan as well as many other countries around world. For what the indian state has done to its people it DOESN'T deserve to exist. Only states that uplift their people mand help them grow deserve to survive. A lie. Abdullah was a great friend of nehru and was opposed to pakistan. But nehru still had abdullah thrown in jail for years. Abdullah never once spoke of independence from india yet he was treated like a criminal. I bet that you are very happy with abdullahs treatment aren't you kanwar deep? Could be 100%. Fact is that the army have been killing innocent people and raping women there for decades. Shame on you masquarading as a sikh of the guru and wholeheartedly supporting such atrocities on other humans. No ifs. And that is why they yhave so many problems in their own country. But just by saying this you have proved yourself to be a proper maggot by trying to blame others to hide to your misdeeds. India is learning from them. India is no different from Pakistan. Both are different sides of the same coin. You should think about how much brown-nosing you are doing kanwar deep. You are coming across as a really disgusting human being in this topic.
  23. 2 points
    I agree. They want independence or a merger with Pakistan. BUT...article 370 at least protected them from being swamped by people from other states. In Panjab we have seen mass immigration from Bihar, which then reduces the Sikh vote. The idea to to make these people a minority in their own homeland. Just like China has done for the last 10 years in East Turkestan to dilute the people there who want autonomy or freedom from chinese rule. Same with Tibet. To the Kashmiris 370 was the last line of defence from civilians. That is really their prerogative isn't it? What they want to do with their homeland is up to them. Because autonomy doesnt mean that the army will not kill Kashmiris in false encounters or rape their women. You know, just the indian army and police did in Panjab for a decade? I'm sure that you're aware that the indian army tortures kashmiris as well. How does autonomy prevent this? You must have the answer. I agree the situatoin is worse but that was majorly to do with the torture and killings of innocent people by the indian state. The same as they did in Panjab. Just killing Sikhs youths anywhere. All-out war against the terrorist indian state would be worse wouldn't it? What if the Kashmiri militants step up their game because of this? What would it achieve? Pakistan has already toned down trade with india and have closed their airspace to india by some reports. Bottom line is, that you can't kill people and expect them to be loyal to you. India has been a terrorist state right from 1947. It has killed it's own citizens in to preserve what it falsely perceives to be the motherland.
  24. 2 points
    Kashmiri muslims did not want article 370 or autonomy. All they want is nizam e mustafa , islamic state. It was Kashmiri youth who were throwing stones on army despite autonomy. The situation is Kashmir was already worse from past 5 years. There is nothing left for more worse.
  25. 2 points
    Mooorakh

    Am I alright?

    Most people may think that they are unwell if they encounter stages during #meditation #simran. @Soulfinder @tva prasadveerji
  26. 2 points
    MySimran.info few years ago had loads of akath katha videos on their YouTube channel. For some unbeknown reason they took them all down. Sajjan_Thug found a few on the vimeo site and posted a link here. Within 1 month they have taken these down also. They must have seen the post. What I can't figure out is if someone claims to speak the Truth why start hiding knowledge away.
  27. 2 points
    The worst part Veerji is some people who claim to adopt the Sikh faith, are doing Simran and looking for a spiritual experience are still capable of justifying mass rape and murder.They make justifications that you usually see made by RSS fanatics and the Glorified Indian Rape Brigade AKA the Indian "Army" and "Police".The reason the Government gets away with murder and rape is that the Hindu population is by nature hateful and sanctimonious. After centuries they have power back in their hands and they are drunk with it.They people encourage the government to use brutal tactics against innocents as we can see by the comments of some on this thread.They pretend to be playing realpolitik, but what they are actually practicing is the subjugation and hegemony of hindus and hinduism over all others. Thats why I always say, "Sapp da baccha, Sapp hi honda". Some peoples birth race,characteristics and loyalty don't change by whatever religion they practice. Again and again I see examples of blood having a stronger effect than religious beliefs. I don't blame them. It's their nature. They will defend what they believe to be right. The part that irritates me is that they will never allow you to have a differing view or respect your right to have a different opinion and will immediately label you as hateful and a traitor.They will bark and squeal like mad dogs and hungry pigs when comments like this are made, but it's ok.I have a lot of experience dealing with these type of Indian "Nationalists" all over the net and the poisonous vitriol that comes out of their forked tongues doesn't affect me one bit. The more of these type infiltrate Sikhi, the weaker and vulnerable the whole Sikh body becomes.Thats why it's best we focus our efforts on Punjabi Sikhs by birth,open their eyes and educate them with religion and history.So many have gone astray and It will be much fruitful bringing them back home.No point wasting time with hostile parasites that come near us just to hurt and weaken us.Just my 0.2. Id really love to end with 'bhul chuk maaf karna', but that would be a lie since I really don't give a damn if anyone is offended. It's high time we stop bending over for others and stand up for ourselves and our collective interest. Gurfateh ji.
  28. 2 points
    The goal is to dilute the majority Kashmiri population with outsiders who have no connection to Kashmir and will be loyal to New Delhi and allowing these new residents to vote and ultimately denying the Kashmiri people self determination which they have 100% have the right to demand. Now without a doubt all the rape and murder in Kashmir by the Indian "Army", Indian "Police" and Radical Hindu Fanatics is going to quadruple. I predict dark days ahead for the average Kashmiri. This move will without a doubt drive many impressionable young Kashmiri boys to pick up arms and join militant groups.How to blame them,we ourselves would do the same if put in that situation. Our Ancestors did the same when oppressed by tyrants. Now they have evacuated outsiders from Kashmir and to me,this is a signal for a bloodbath of innocents to soon happen there courtesy of the Indian Government, the Deep State and Hindu extremist Organizations.
  29. 2 points
    Hearing the news of India revoking Article 370 in Kashmir made me think again about this topic. Article 370 was a promise made to Kashmiris by Govt of India in 1947. Since then they have had their own autonomy except in matters related to currency defence etc. By revoking article 3870, the govt of India are going to escalate what is already the longest running war. The Govt of India did the same to the Sikhs. Make all these promises before partition and then renege on the promises made. Its so ironic that these people beleiving in "Ram Raaj" etc have totally abandoned the ethics and teachings of the ancient holy sanskrit texts. Govt of India has learned nothing from Mahabharat and are making the same mistakes again. They are prepared to kill their own citizens over it. India killing its own citizens is nothing new. They have been doing it in thousands since 1947. This move will give fresh impetus to starting the war back up. The british really did a disservice to south asia by leaving india and pakistan as countries.
  30. 2 points
    Sajjan_Thug

    Jugti to keep Naam in mind

    Waheguru Ji sorry here is the PDF http://www.gurunanakhealing.com/static/Naam-Di-Vidhi.pdf
  31. 2 points
    LiquidSky

    Am I alright?

    You feel a connection, thats called empaty, most people already have it. You know what you should do, treat others as you treat yourself. Dont go around looking for rewards for doing this either, or doing it outwouldly just for show, be it. Know this, if you break someones heart, your Heart is broken.
  32. 2 points
    tva prasad

    Am I alright?

    What asees can a mere mortal like me give? The lord is the giver and the reciever. He is all. Every comfort lies at his feet. Our father is worth all the praise.
  33. 2 points
    tva prasad

    Am I alright?

    There's really no need to apologise or thank me, bro. Don't feel bad about it lol. Thank you so much, bhenji. I'll be sure to check these videos out.
  34. 2 points
    Mooorakh

    Am I alright?

    Yes pls don't apologize @Soulfinderveerji. @tva prasad Veerji. U r most welcome . Those are two Gurmukhs with avastha, we listen to their kathas. I m not sure of email, u can try via watsapp though. This is one of hiz video touching on ur subject And here's of Dharamjeet singh ji, video has his number there Interestingly as I was reading today's Darbar Sahib hukamnama it talks about this avastha. It's called ' ateet' that is detachment. Here's d pankti
  35. 2 points
    tva prasad

    Am I alright?

    No need to apologise I appreciate you trying to help.
  36. 2 points
    Mooorakh

    Am I alright?

    Though I am very small in here however as far as I understand though we come in 'awe' or vismaad and look for some kind of confirmation in case we reach a stage in spirituality yet somewhere inside we know it's there. U know it's like a wife knows when it's her husband coming close or some other ' paraaya ", so @tva prasad veerji u must be having some feelings to assure urself. I can provide you the number of Simranjeet Singh ji or Dharamjeet Singh ji who may confirm ur avastha.
  37. 2 points
    Sukh_preet

    Am I alright?

    "Eh vis sansaar jo tum dekhde,eh Har ka roop hai Har roop nadri aaya" Do u see HARR in all?? It's him doing everything. Being a " saakshi" .. That way?? Don't see a psychiatrist my friend be happy. Be thankful and do a mental balle balle. U are on the right track. Rest wise Gurmukhs' will guide of course. @DeNiro @Sat1176 @Lucky @HisServant and others I wish i get something soon too. Please help me follow you. Thanks for sharing bro.
  38. 2 points
    Mooorakh

    Gods fear or friendship

    I know this is an year old post m reading but I feel like slapping u on d face for insulting an answer worth more than millions by lucky veerji here. Honestly m ashamed of people who do not contribute anything themselves but simply blabber crap against those who try to help other members of the sangat to understand d message of Guru and discourage them... Shame Mr. @samurai2 if u call urself that. - though I don't find u penny worthy
  39. 2 points
    Waheguru Ji The charities name is Manukhta di sewa Sab ton waddi sewa Please see these videos, help and spread this good work
  40. 2 points
    Mooorakh

    I wish to take Amrit

    Hi.. Every thing is good rather better than before. M blessed☺. Believe that Gurbani takes care of all the worries and u shud not feel pain when u sit in his company.. I would tell u from a personal experience. I had this problem of body ache and I hired a maid for massage. Initially she used to keep on talking (crap) all the time and believe me even long after she was gone her stories used to keep on lingering in my head.... Then I started to switch on kirtan roopi Sukhmani Sahib path few mins before her time, I concentrated on path while she did her work peacefully. After a month I bid bye to her as bani had its effect and I no more required her svcs BUT not only on me -Bani had effect on her too.. She asked me how could she keep on listening to this 'music' as it brought peace to her mind. She said first 2-3 days it bothered her alot but slowly as she listened.. now it feels beautiful and brings peace✌. She was more quiet n mature Just few inputs about Migraine if u think may go for... Migraine can not be cured by allopathy. Go for Ayurvedic treatments like tarpan and panch karma etc. And keep ur jaw muscles relaxed.. Yes jaw muscles. And most important read the bhakti section in here more n try to meditate. Sitting in sunn relaxes all the muscles and nerves. Wahegurujis blessings are of course most important. Waheguru ji!
  41. 2 points
    How do you know how I live? Do you think I'm wrapped in in these 'first world luxuries'? I've come here living amongst them, and have had to deal with them blatantly ignoring the grooming thing for decades where young girls of your own race have been abused en mass because any Sikh with any conscience should do this. Do you think that I'm in some sort of good books of the government for this? I'm not going to go into details, but don't you think they've tried to attack me for doing this? This is about facing up to the truth about these things. You seem more passionate and worried about boers than the most vulnerable people in your own community getting fed to the wolves. And it was you that came here on the ropes with his life decisions wanting advice before you give it the large veer ji. You're views are your views, you are entitled to them. If someone puts alternative opinions out on them, it isn't the end of the world. Both of us could learn something from them. I'm certainly learning that certain apnay hold views that I thought had died out decades ago. I used to hear all of what you were saying when I was younger - always from neo-nazis. So I'm familiar with it. I just didn't know that there are pockets of apnay who bought into this. Good, I'm glad you mentioned those other peoples. Especially the indigenous Americans and Aboriginals. Notice how what has happened on their lands seems to have a similar effect. It causes deep rooted dysfunction, alcoholism and drug abuse and criminality. They never had these issues before. I do have some degree of empathy for their situation. That doesn't make me a SJW or Lefty. Just human. We're only focusing on Africans because that's the example you brought up. The very same thing could be said about the other communities above. Regarding your last point. Maybe it's because the Chinese were at a much more advanced stage, and that for a very prolonged period. So for them to return back to previously established working norms for their society after colonialism, wasn't too difficult. Compare that to us, we just about, with (literally) Guru ji's grace dragged ourselves out of savagery and prolonged periods of foreign subjugation to establish some sort of independent society. Just about. On the backs of major sacrifice and facing serious savagery. Then this was attacked and dismantled after the annexation. Look where we are now. You can go to some villages in Panjab and see how the poorest people are living Jageera. It's only slightly better conditions than those Africans in the mud huts. Plus plenty of people don't live like you are describing in Africa: Look at these mansions in Nigeria for example: I'm sure you can find lots of such properties in Africa as well as shanty towns and mud huts.
  42. 2 points
    And you know what section of our community is especially good at this. You've worked with them, as I have. Strange isn't it. That's exactly what blacks experienced. I thought discussion is what we are here for???? All I'll say is that if you agree that blacks are the least of our problems, you sure hold very strong opinions about them..... "Without the Punjabi race there would be no Sikhi,mind you. No Gurgaddi was given to Madrasis,Gujratis or Bengolis. It was only Punjabis. So if you don't believe in race you have no problem with Girls in your family marrying blacks?And you will happily encourage them to do so? This is the problem. Once we stop believing in race and preserving it,we implode. No need for anyone to attack from outside." Have you checked out where the panj piaray are from bro? They weren't all Panjabi. I wouldn't have a problem with my daughter marrying a decent genuine Sikh guy whatever his colour. I've seen a few cases of others insist on their daughters marrying a certain way (like caste or whatnot) only for it to turn out very badly because the guy is abusive, alcoholic, drug addicted. Only for them to just let the rest of children make their own choices - which sadly goes outside of Sikhs. That's the reality. Do you honestly have no vision of Sikhi outside of Panjabis? Seriously?
  43. 2 points
    Thanks for the reply De Niro. Last night I read this in Bh Sew Singh Tarmala's book, 'Forgetting the way of love'. It implies that Anhad Bani and Naad are not the same thing. Is the ringing sound Anhad Bani? What are the divine words he mentions in point 4?
  44. 2 points
    Let that poison out brother. Purge yourself of it. What I'm saying doesn't stem from any particular affection for blacks (as you put it). It's just how I see things in relation to history, race and politics. Today you are saying all these things about blacks, tomorrow we'll be hearing similar stuff about us. That's how it goes. You talk about Boers having to give up their weapons, just like us post-annexation. I tell you what, I'm genuinely shocked at just how hate filled certain brothers can be when it comes to certain other races. I mean I knew it was there, but when it shows its ugly head like this it's startling. Just so you know, blacks don't have a monopoly on violence and drug dealing. Take a look: https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/metros-deadly-gang-war-going-after-a-familiar-cast-plus-new-players Vancouver police Supt. Mike Porteous explained that those linked to the RS were known as the Grewals, the Kangs and the Dhaliwals after leaders of each faction. They had carved up the Lower Mainland into areas where each ran dial-a-dope lines. “They were traditionally at odds with the Sandhu-Sidhu group, which is more of an Abbotsford group,” Porteous said. Those loyal to Jimi Sandhu, who has since been deported to India, and his associate Sandeep Sidhu, were connected to the UN side. Underlings in both groups began battling several years ago on Townline Hill in Abbotsford, leading to assaults, shootings and murders. The violence spilled over into other communities and even to Edmonton, where Sidhu’s brother Navdeep, 24, and Harman Mangat, 22, were shot to death in January 2017. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/gangland-traps-punjabi-kids/articleshow/66114671.cms Police in Canada have stated that 33% of all gang and drug violence in Vancouver is by Punjabis. The Canadian media have released several news reports where the Punjabi community was targeted to show that guns and violence in the community was a major problem. http://dailysikhupdates.com/police-33-gang-violence-drug-crimes-punjabis-canada/ https://www.surreynowleader.com/news/watch-new-targets-video-takes-aim-at-gang-violence-in-surrey/ I bet you some other races over there are saying similar stuff like you have been about apnay bro. Here in the UK, some of us are concerned about the persistent way the establishment here has covered up the grooming and abuse of Sikh girls for decades. I know blacks aren't angels, but like you said, we have to look after our own (because no one else will). This is more of an issue for us than blacks doing the stuff you mention (which they seem to do indiscriminately - even to each other).
  45. 2 points
    Nice one veerji. I'd personally add that it's probably only advisable to sit there once your dhyian is geared more in towards the ek shabad/naad. I"m only suggesting since some readers may get confused by try to focus there too early. The tohana sahib recordings warn about this but you know some readers just grab a few pointers and techniques that may be mentioned and then start attempting prematurely. Hope you agree?
  46. 2 points
    Lucky

    Gods fear or friendship

    Below is something I wrote some time ago as I explained to my kids, about Fear and how nir-bhau means no fear. We shouldn't have FEAR because it's a negative emotion and a negative character trait. Negative emotions from mind, lead to negative affects on body and soul. Anger, anxiety, guilt, worry, chinta, etc. are all negative emotions. Gurbani says Nirbhau Nirvair, Nir-bhau meaning No fear. If we want to go on the path to God, then we have to be like him and show no fear. So, what is this "fear" of God all about? Should we worry about hukam of God and be in fear? Should we be frightened of his power and greatness? This "Fear" or ਭੈ is somewhat misunderstood.. FEAR, ਭੈ The fear that we all understand is usually about "being scared of an outcome". Frightened and worrying to move ahead in fear of something negative occurring It's a human emotion triggered by a perceived threat. For eg. If I had to walk across field with snakes and dogs, then I would also "fear" getting bitten or attacked. If I had to cross over the road with eyes closed, then I'd have fear of a negative outcome and getting hit by a vehicle.. This is negative trait, because I'm fearing the OUTCOME and possibility. What will actually occur as an outcome will be in line with hukam, yet, this is what I'm fearing. I'm fearing the truth. I'm fearing the will of God. I'm not living by "therah bhaana mitta" (your will is sweet). What Fear is gurbani telling us about then? The "fear" in gurbani is about the Ghulam(head servant) serving his master or Dog serving his master There is a difference between this ਭੈ (Fear) that we should have for God. In asa di vaar. ਭੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਅਗਨਿ ਕਢੈ ਵੇਗਾਰਿ ॥ Bẖai vicẖ agan kadẖai vegār. In the Fear of God, fire is forced to labor. ਭੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਧਰਤੀ ਦਬੀ ਭਾਰਿ ॥ Bẖai vicẖ ḏẖarṯī ḏabī bẖār. In the Fear of God, the earth is crushed under its burden. ਭੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਇੰਦੁ ਫਿਰੈ ਸਿਰ ਭਾਰਿ ॥ Bẖai vicẖ inḏ firai sir bẖār. In the Fear of God, the clouds move across the sky. ਭੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਰਾਜਾ ਧਰਮ ਦੁਆਰੁ ॥ Bẖai vicẖ rājā ḏẖaram ḏu▫ār. In the Fear of God, the Righteous Judge of Dharma stands at His Door. ਭੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਸੂਰਜੁ ਭੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਚੰਦੁ ॥ Bẖai vicẖ sūraj bẖai vicẖ cẖanḏ. In the Fear of God, the sun shines, and in the Fear of God, the moon reflects. ਕੋਹ ਕਰੋੜੀ ਚਲਤ ਨ ਅੰਤੁ ॥ Koh karoṛī cẖalaṯ na anṯ. They travel millions of miles, endlessly. ਭੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਸਿਧ ਬੁਧ ਸੁਰ ਨਾਥ ॥ Bẖai vicẖ siḏẖ buḏẖ sur nāth. In the Fear of God, the Siddhas exist, as do the Buddhas, the demi-gods and Yogis. ਭੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਆਡਾਣੇ ਆਕਾਸ ॥ Bẖai vicẖ ādāṇe ākās. In the Fear of God, the Akaashic ethers are stretched across the sky. ਭੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਜੋਧ ਮਹਾਬਲ ਸੂਰ ॥ Bẖai vicẖ joḏẖ mahābal sūr. In the Fear of God, the warriors and the most powerful heroes exist. ਭੈ ਵਿਚਿ ਆਵਹਿ ਜਾਵਹਿ ਪੂਰ ॥ Bẖai vicẖ āvahi jāvėh pūr. In the Fear of God, multitudes come and go These verses from asa tell us that the sun shines by rising and setting. The moon reveals it's reflection on an ongoing regular basis. They do this in the 'bhai' . The sun doesn't decide to not come out one day, neither does the moon and neither do any of the other mentions in following pangtees. This FEAR in gurbani is similar to the "Ghulam" (ਗੁਲਾਮੁ), Ghulam is head servant of house. ਕਹਿ ਕਬੀਰ ਗੁਲਾਮੁ ਘਰ ਕਾ ਜੀਆਇ ਭਾਵੈ ਮਾਰਿ ॥੨॥੧੮॥੬੯॥ Kahi Kabīr gulām gẖar kā jī▫ā▫e bẖāvai mār. ||2||18||69|| Says Kabeer, I am the slave of Your home; I live or die as You will. ||2||18||69|| and ਜੇ ਰਾਜਿ ਬਹਾਲੇ ਤਾ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਲਾਮੁ ਘਾਸੀ ਕਉ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਢਾਈ ॥ Je rāj bahāle ṯā har gulām gẖāsī ka▫o har nām kadẖā▫ī. If the Lord were to set me upon a throne, I would still be His slave. If I were a grass-cutter, I would still chant the Lord's Name. I believe the rich masters used to go and purchase house servants, just like the white men purchased black African slaves. The white man called this head slave the "house negroe" similar to the Ghulam. (the role Samuel Jackson plays in "Django'"). BIG DIFFRENCE between this servant and ordinary naukar or white mans field slave, is that the ghulam was allowed in Master's bedroom and everywhere master went. Ghulam is constantly at the beck and call of master. He is totally committed and submissive to his Master's needs. He has many privileges, such as being dressed nicely and eating what he wishes by having the house cook make meals for him. This servant builds respect and love for his master because the master takes care of him in every way. ALL his requirements and needs are seen to, as long as he's submissive to master. The "fear" that the servant has of master isn't negative, but it is fear of being under the power of master. Since master is the doer and provider for him. He doesn't have to worry or think what or if he may eat or drink the following day, or when he'll bathe and what he'll wear...etc. because he knows the master will be taking care of this. In same way, God takes care of meeting our human needs as long as we remain submitted to his hukam. This is the "bhai"... the "fear" that we should have for him. This fear is ego-less and not negative. It's about having the faith and knowing that the all powerful is doing everything as long as servant continues serving. Gurbani mentions the faithful dog and master. The dog fears no one else except his master. ਹਮ ਕੂਕਰ ਤੇਰੇ ਦਰਬਾਰਿ ॥ Ham kūkar ṯere ḏarbār. I am a dog at Your Court, Lord. ਸਗ ਨਾਨਕ ਦੀਬਾਨ ਮਸਤਾਨਾ ਨਿਤ ਚੜੈ ਸਵਾਇਆ ॥ Sag Nānak ḏībān masṯānā niṯ cẖaṛai savā▫i▫ā. Nanak is a dog in the Court of the Lord, intoxicated more and more, all the time.
  47. 2 points
    mahanpaapi

    Knowing vs Believing ?

    there is a fundamental difference between knowing through intellect (which people like me tend to know a lot through readings, listening and discussions but is devoid of any experience, and furthermore rely on that to express my religiosity), and believing (which people like me tend to equate with knowing albeit falsely, and it means one has experienced the shabad one way or other, jaap or grace), for example, let us take a shabad, ".... Taati vao na lagai, tati vao na lagai jin Parbrahm sharanai, Chaugird hamare Ram ka, chaugird hamare Ram kaDukh lage na bhai,...," now we all know what it means intellectually and not only that we tell others whenever they have any problem to do that, however, only a naam abhiyasi who have done jaap of this shabad, will actually know and believe it through spiritual experience.
  48. 1 point
    Very good demonstration that i was pleased to see. The above "core-self" is a very good place to sit your surti . Highly recommended when trying to get deeper into naad.
  49. 1 point
    Here is a saakhi where somebody asks Baba Ji whats the difference between a sant and a normal human
  50. 1 point
    Have you been pulling the stomach/navel in when doing japna or forceful fast jap of gurmantar? I have heard a throbing/pulsating navel can lead to a lot Brahm agan being generated which is not good. Take it easy if your doing the above.
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