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  1. 5 points
    Sat1176

    Sleep during meditation

    If your doing simran slowly and elongated (with slow long breathing) then sehaj avasta will naturally come as mind stills. Personally I don't think it's a bad thing. Lets say your doing you jaap during the day and you have had a good nights sleep then this is a very good stage. If your lacking sleep then it can also be a natural body response. If once in sehaj there are no dreams and thought, then that is also very good. If your falling into dreams then not so good. Ideally one need to start hearing anhad shabads in this sunn/sehaj state. This can take time to manifest. In one katha I heard you have to repeatedly keep pushing the mind into this state and eventually the mind begins to awaken within. When in the stage of no thoughts whether conscious or unconscious two jahaj's take off from that place. One is that of anhad shabad, and the second is that of falling into dreams and into thoughts and visions. You want to take the jahaj that is naam and keep surti attached to that with no thoughts. If you want to stay awake you will need to do jaap with determination, josh and more faster pace. I took these notes from Gurmat Meditation youtube channel about how to go to sleep with simran and continue bhagti throughout the night. Maybe it will offer you some guidance. 1.Elongate waaaahe guuuuru jap and listen to dhun. This should help stop thoughts 2.Listen to sehaj dhun if you can hear dhun and fall asleep 3.You will enter deep sleep without dreams 4.Then after some time you will come back for a short moment. Maybe to change sides. Don’t open eyes. Repeat gurmantar with surti or listen to anhad shabad or start gurmantar again. 5.You will fall asleep again. 6.Then you will awake again. 7.Listen to anhad or simran 8.5 shabads will start 9.Anhad Toor (very loud) may come as combined sounds or like loud horn being blown 10.Put dhyan (listen) on Toor if possible after which Parkash may manifest 11.Put dhyan (look) on Parkash (Transparent glistening light - Nirankar)
  2. 4 points
    Jageera

    Anger after Paath

    2nd update.There is improvement.Anger still comes almost everyday but I manage to do nothing and wait it out.Found a good tip by veer Bhagat Singh in the Meditation thread where he says to analyze the anger,its source,where I feel it in my body etc when it happens.It comes from the stomach area and spreads all over the torso.My mind starts making up stories and scenarios that fuel the anger.I start imagining scenarios that haven't happened and might never happen and this adds to the anger.It is like my mind provokes me to be angry and miserable and then laughs at me when I do get angry.So I just sit and endure the never ending thoughts and scenarios until I start thinking about something else.I try to chant Gurmantar to replace the thoughts but I seem to fail more often than not.The heat inside can be felt almost the whole day.I just try my best not to react to it.I have also been practicing the subtle art of keeping my mouth shut and so far the results have been forthcoming.I also suggest to myself that I should not make others around me miserable just because I am. Can't say much about the salt foot soak as I tried 3 tablespoons for a couple of days and ran out of H.salt.Have yet to buy more so can't update much on this. I do the breathing simran after JapjiSahib and Benti Chaupai daily.Usually lasts 5 to 15 minutes.Today I sat for 2-3 minutes and just got up and walked out of the room.I notice every time I try to do simran I start thinking I have something else important to do when I don't have anything else to do at that moment.I try to keep on breathing and saying Waheguru in my head as long as I can.Then I just start verbally reciting Gurmantar for a few minutes and end the session.I am going to have a shower and try doing simran again in a while.The good news is the days I manage to do simran properly for 15minutes I feel calm and content.Less negative thoughts. Will update again in a couple of weeks.
  3. 4 points
    Jageera

    Battling Addiction with Gurbani

    Just an update.Today marks 100 days since I quit Alcohol and Cigarettes.Still think about it once in a while but the strong urges have gone. Social life took a hit as I rarely go out any longer but no problem.It is better this way.Now is a time I get to know who my real friends are. Been doing daily some Mool mantar jaap,Japji Sahib,Chaupai Sahib,some breathing simran and I believe it is powering me to carry on. I will update again here in another 100 days.Thanks to all members here who helped me in this journey to clean up my act.
  4. 3 points
  5. 3 points
    Ji Brij bhasha Or Braj language as we may call it is actually old Hindi, based on Avadhi Or Prakrit I guess.. It's the same script as in Hindi. Brij Is mainly related to Sri Krishna. So it's very close to Hindi Guru Gobind Singh ji as was born in Patna, Bihar region, must be well versed in this language. He is anyway Sarab kala bharpoor and we see Persian, Arabic etc too used in Jaap Sahib and Akal Ustat Bani. Guru Sahib's '52 kavis' were also learned Hindus of that times. Bhai Nandlaal ji was a great Scholar and very learned. So that may be the reason for vivid use of language and poetry. For those who speak Hindi it's easy rather n that's how I know and understand it. I am somehow fascinated with Dasam Bani so much. Though even my parents keep telling me to indulge more in SGGS ji.. Chandi di Vaar, I have included in my Nitnem and my kids also sing it.
  6. 3 points
    Waheguru ji ka khala Waheguru ji ki Fateh Veerji, I am putting little on what I know to help u. ((Others please correct me if I am wrong and put ur inputs)) The Bani Ath Chandi Charitar Ustat Barnan is a part of morning Nitnem for 'Budha Dal Sikhs'. Here 'Ath' means now and the Bani is mainly praise of the Chandi Charitar path. It marks the importance of why we should do 'Chandi Charitar'. The last stanza is also included in 'Hazoori Rehraas Sahib " Chandi Charitar Ustat Barnan" is sung daily when U do Chandi Charitr Paths occasionally as here Guru Sahib have told various attributes of Chandi. He has made it clear in this ustat barnan that Chandi is not a Human(lady) or not some deity but it is formless and is willpower (Shakti) of human brain under the hukam of Parbrahm These Banis are very powerful. If done regularly they are capable of providing anything you can ask for. ((Jaap Sahib still remains on top though and is highly recommended before any Dasam Bani)) Maryaada is same as Chandi di Vaar i.e avoid in the evening hours or continue for the whole night. And proper hygiene etc
  7. 3 points
  8. 3 points
    Sat1176

    Sleep during meditation

    @Mooorakh Most questions have been discussed before although they may be buried deep in some of the longer threads. Take some time out to read through some of the posts in the meditation section. You will gain a lot of guidance from everyone's contribution. It will take time to build an understanding of the deep topics being discussed. We don't always know the answer to every question and hence keep quiet. If we can help then we will surely try and reply. Keep japping and let whatever happens happen. Your surrendering your mind and body to Waheguru. Once the surrender happens Waheguru takes over and you just got to go with the flow. The moment the mind tries to control and analyse the situation, or starts it's chitter chatter, it ends. Trust me on that one. The problem I see is that there are sometimes opposing views and that creates a confusion on which way you should go. Take your example of falling asleep during simran. Bhai Ragbir Singh Bir says quite clearly he saw this stage as an obstacle which one must cross. You may have also heard of stories of Baba Nand Singh tying his hair to tree to avoid sleep, or meditating on the edge of a well so that he remains alert and aware. I was put in a predicament of what do I tell you. Do I confuse you further by offering you an alternative view and approach. I was listening to the posted video by Simranjeet Singh and he explained your question directly. It stood out at me and I thought of your very question and felt compelled to reply. I know this question also bothered me in the past. When you listen to Bhai Simranjeet Singh in the video, he will say this is what happens in the early stages and let it happen. Who do you now listen to? You must develop firm faith in one path and then go with that even though they may both get you to the same destination. I'm not sure if Bhai Ragbir Singh Bir is still alive or not, but if you choose his words, then you need to stick with what he says and then try and get your questions answered by him. On the other hand if what Simranjeet Singh sounds right to you then follow his path. If you use your resources, you can even find out about him and maybe get in touch with him so he can directly answer your questions. There is nothing more rewarding then having a 1 to 1 discussion with someone more advanced and seeking their guidance. Even Lucky's post alludes to trying to remain aware which is difficult to explain. What I believe Lucky is trying to imply is that a stage comes when the mind rises above body consciousness and exists in some thoughtless, void like, silent state. Some can enter this stage directly, but some like me fall asleep and then enter this state. It is spontaneous and only happens with Waheguru's grace. You can't force it and it will happen when you least expect it. Mind in it's chatter must become small as a tiny piece of a mustard seed so it fits through a tiny hole so to speak to enter higher states. When this happens the mind awakens itself on the other side known as becoming "jagrath". Those steps I shared with you in the above post are a way to try and induce that state at night. Your body goes to sleep but mind tries to awaken, so you can spend the night in the higher states and doing bhagti whilst the body gets rest. Some will question and be sceptical of this form of night time bhagti, as it is not how it is normally preached. These are very advanced topics I'm sharing and I'm only just beginning to grasp the concepts myself let alone directly experience them. Hope that helps you Ji and does not confuse you further. If you keep walking on the path and try and learn, these things will begin to make more sense. It is all difficult to understand when you first hear stuff like this.
  9. 3 points
    Sat1176

    Sleep during meditation

    @Mooorakh Listen from 12 minutes to what your experiencing.
  10. 2 points
    Difference between life and death is just one breath. Bhai Satnam S. Atwal passed away yesterday in Bakersfield (California, USA) during katha/kirtan The thin line between life and death.mp4 God bless his soul Sat Sree Akal.
  11. 2 points
    Yes veer ji you are 100% right as it shows how important Brij Bhasha is especially as Suraj Parkash is also written in Brij Basha as well which has all of our itihaas written in. Waheguru Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Ji
  12. 2 points
    Yet again Guru ji has blessed us linguistically. This will help us to learn Brij Bhasha of that time. Thank you Dasmesh Pita ji, yet again.
  13. 2 points
    Bhen ji you are right all 3 of these banis are the same with the battle mentioned of Durga with the demons. I usually like reading Chandi Di Vaar,Shastar Naam Mala,Brahm Kavach alongside with these banis as they are new to me so i have to use audio tracks to repeat the pronouncation of the words. So far i have read Ugardanti which is another bir ras bani but in the same style as Shastar Naam Mala. Akal Ustat i read once in 9 days step by step. Bhaguti Astotar i used to read before but stopped recently as it has be read before sunrise amritvela. Its also best bhen ji to read Sukhmani Sahib after these banis as it helps keep the bir ras and shant ras hand in hand. I also heard in katha if you do 1 hour of dasam bani its best to do 1 hour Waheguru Simran to balance it out.
  14. 2 points
    Very good observation bhen-ji, as Sunn and Sehaj are sometimes used interchangeably but are somewhat different if used in the appropriately. In the context of what you heard in that recording, what I understand he meant and stand to be corrected by more learned Gurmukhs is - Sunn is the stage of no-thoughts. Sometimes you can have no-thoughts (no chitter chatter in the mind) and still be consciously aware and sometimes you loose even your awareness. This later stage can also be called Sunn by some and Sehaj by others. Sehaj is state when you loose complete body consciousness/awareness and fall into a deep sleep like state. The head may lower and drop as if your dosing off. You are no longer aware you have a body or any of the physical body parts or senses. A deeper state of Sehaj is when body conscious is lost, mind awakens inside and still hears naam anhad shabad. This is referred to listening without ears, seeing without eyes, and walking without feet etc. The mind uses it's own faculties like we use when we are dreaming. However this time it's not in a dream, but you aware you are there. Obviously someone was falling asleep during simran or katha, and he wanted the person to remain awake and aware. Reason being from what I have heard, there multiple ways to go inwards, and you will hear about both approaches depending on the video. In one he will say going in with method 1, and in the other go with method 2. 1. First one jaaps gurmantar (start with bakhari (loud), madhma (whisper), and pasanti (mentally)) until a stage comes when thoughts stop and one goes into Sunn (thoughtless state) and then into Sehaj (sleep). A self induced sleep state, not just because your tired. It happens because the mind is becoming still. Because anhad is not being heard or awakened yet then mind naturally falls in this state. That is fine because as you go into Sunn/Sehaj and wait there, the mind gains strength and eventually anhad awakens the mind in that sleep/sehaj state and then you carry on that journey. 2. Jaap gurmantar, anhad sounds can be heard in the head or near the ears or above, keep gurmantar going in background slowly (also called Sehaj lol), but shift your attention/surti on to the anhad sounds. Follow the sounds inwards. Eventually a stage will come when the mind goes into Sehaj but also awakens and still hears the anhad sounds and inner journey continues along side the shabads. Both approaches require at lot of patience, faith and perseverance. The confusion comes is why is he stopping the person going into Sehaj if that is ultimately the goal. Reason being when one is sitting in Sangat of a Gurmukh then one should remain jagrath and take laha/gyan of what is being discussed and taught, not head into your own cave. This should be done in your own time, or if your specifically instructed to head that way by the Gurmukhs. It also aids in building stamina in maintaining dhyan, because it is all a game of "dhyan" in the later stages. How long can one keep their dhyan locked on Gurmantar, locked on anhad sounds, etc. You will find that mind likes to wonder off after some time because it or gets board and not sitting still and focused. Hope this answers your question and not confuse you further. I know I had these very same questions that went unanswered for many years. Only lately are things beginning to make sense with WaheGuru's grace. This bhagti marg is talked about in what appears to be cryptic encoded language, and I must say I find it rather annoying and unnecessary. Only after regular sangat do you begin to pick you the language of the saints. Listen to this one next. Especially the 3 questions and answers. You will see what I'm talking about. I shared them for a reason. Part of the gyan was indirectly shared in the Q&A.
  15. 2 points
    g pr.mp3g pr.mp3 Well! I am no poet to express my exact feelings but I love reading it. I will put a short clip thas how I can go on and on with it... The flow in which Guru Sahib goes on praising Lord. I simply can't express but keep on flowing... Falling in love..... And as for the Bhasha it's a kind of mixture of Hindi n Sanskrit.. Probably little Bhojpuri and Punjabi. As we read it.. It's understood. P. S. Got conscious as was aware of it being recorded. Never done before 14 Mar, 16.28.mp3
  16. 2 points
    Can you tell us more about it? How do you think it differs from Panjabi? How did you learn it? Do you ever read older Sikh texts that are written in Brij Bhasha?
  17. 2 points
    I can read and understand Brij Bhasha. Pls let me know if I could be of any help. Thanks
  18. 2 points
    Jageera

    Anger after Paath

    Funny you mention it since I had the longest simran session few days back for about 30minutes and it was awesome. I just sat on a chair and started breathing in and out.Lights all off.Kept on doing it as long as I could and then on the lights and realized its been 30mins.
  19. 2 points
    Mooorakh

    Sleep during meditation

    Came across this video which talks about my problem in the end but no solution... Please can anybody suggest something or post few videos and links to help me overcome this. It seems m stuck. WJKKWJKF
  20. 2 points
    Mooorakh

    I am soo happy today

    Wjkkwjkf ji I wanted to share this as an issue initially but waas waiting if I could get response from a responsible agency and today.. I m so happy, it's my most lucky day, Guru Sahib always answers my prayers n this one is yet another one☝. Thank you Guru Sahib ji. I have received a positive reply today (attaching the same) Though m a big time Moorakh as I mentioned in my earlier post today and this time not months but it took years for this Tubelight to glow. Pls sangat ji bear with me it seems I will loose my senses. Pls asees dena ji "Deh Shiva Barr mohe ahe Shubh karman te kabhi na taru https://saadhsangat.wordpress.com/baba-ramrai-jhanda-sahib/
  21. 2 points
    Soulfinder

    I am soo happy today

    Bhen ji its a very good step you have taken may Waheguru bless you with chardikala !!
  22. 2 points
    Jageera

    I am soo happy today

    Just did some search online.They even have their own youtube channel.Thousands of people go there and are followers,so it's not a small shrine.
  23. 2 points
    Mooorakh

    I am soo happy today

    Thanks much. No plans as yet. Waiting for Guru Sahib's directions Yeah.. Nobody would support.
  24. 2 points
    Useful tips if one is suffering from negativity and fearful thoughts.
  25. 2 points
    Mooorakh

    I am soo happy today

    Also through this, I may find a way or suggestions for my further steps towards this? Pls help everyone sangat ji
  26. 2 points
    Mooorakh

    I am soo happy today

    Oops.. Ok it says that my application has been accepted. Lemme elaborate: there's a place called Darbar SGRR whose history I have written in that article. https://saadhsangat.wordpress.com/baba-ramrai-jhanda-sahib/ It should be turned into a Gurudwara Sahib, so I sent this application. Now this Mahant is a powerful man n may kill me so I am documenting all d info here. I can't confide in anybody else be it my Dad or Husband. It's not that good to be an Indian woman after all
  27. 2 points
    Lucky

    Sleep during meditation

    @moorakh, I totally second what Sat1176 has explained above. Whether you should think of sleep as a hindrance or not, is difficult to justify. According to my own experience, I reckon that some of us may assume we are falling asleep, but in fact, we are rising into deeper states. I'm no expert on sleep, but i can give a few pointers for you to look into.... - If you drift off into dream state, then this is mostly Maya. I'm referring to doing simran whilst sat up with back straight. Doing simran whilst lying down is something I could discuss in the future. For yourself, at this stage, i would pay attention to what happens exactly when you think you're falling asleep? 1) You're head may droop forward, but if you're back and posture is giving way, then a) you are probably going into dream state-maya or b) you're prana flow isn't strong enough. OR 2) if you are drifting and can maybe hear things in background, and not losing your asan, AND gurmantar is still going, ..then you are most likely going towards the dreamless void(eventually). From what I remember, this stage was rather confusing because i was never sure if i were asleep or in deeper consciousness. IMO, i'd say to continue going deeper into your simran if you are encountering this. Just keep checking that your gurmantar was still going. The tricky part is that you'll only be able to confirm this once you are back and fully awake (disassociated). This was the approach that i was using at the time, even though I wasn't sure, but It helped in progressing further. I hope that gives you better understanding. Really, you don't wanna overthink it too much either but just keep focus on gurmantar. If sleep comes, and you really feel inclined to get under the duvet, then do so. Otherwise, just continue and assess after the session. Before hearing naam, you're mind will go through a number of intermediary stages. It's all about 'cleansing' the mann. In time, you will learn that there is much more to sleep and how a gurmukh remains jagath 'an-din' (day-night). I'm not going to say too much on those topics or how it's possible, because it will probably be confusing.
  28. 2 points
    Hey m a woman too.. Never heard of anything like that before like not touching gutka sahib during periods. We even do paath of Guru Granth Sahib ji. (Daily seva at-home) My mom does. Grandmother did. Mil does. Were u brought up in Hindu environment by any chance (cos my Hindu frens say these kind of things, though they hv a bleeding Devi whom they worship) . If Waheguru ji had any problems with us in those days he would have not created us that way or Guru sahib would hv mentioned it in SGGS.... u would not believe many concepts of relationships between be it parents and children or husband/wife, in-laws etc are mentioned in SGGS JI. Anyway periods is a natural phenomenon and being a woman u should be proud not ashamed of it as it gives us d opportunity to bring a life in the world. (Being jann ni- wow isn't it). Also pls register urself as a member on the site as mentioned by veerji. It's a small process n this is a wonderful place.
  29. 2 points
    I'm not sure if this is a serious post or someone just trying to stir up a heated debate on the topic. I'm of the view Guest posts should not be allowed in the Meditation section as you can get shit stirrers who just like to dirty the waters in this area. If someone is genuinely interested and wants to post then they can take a few minutes out and register. Most users are gupt anyway so I don't see why this is the only section on the forum that allows posts without registering. If the post is genuine all I'm going to say is : 1. Don't exclude yourself from attempting a 40 days jaap because of your cycle, otherwise you can never do it. 2. Why do you need a Sunder gutka for mool mantar? Surely you can memorise the words. 3. Remember, the mind is to do the bhagti, not the body. Mind has to be attentive and present during the jaap, not wondering off doing it's own thing.
  30. 2 points
    Lucky

    Sleep during meditation

    Valuable tips. Doing Simran and feeling tired is a good thing. There is a very fine line between drifting into sleep/dreamless sleep and sunn. With practice, you will be able to recognize the difference.
  31. 2 points
    Jageera

    Anger after Paath

    Thanks for the suggestion.Will try it out.
  32. 2 points
    Mooorakh

    Anger after Paath

    I don't know if thismay be helpful to somebody during simran but I used to have this 'thought thread issue' alot initially, though distractions still exist but.. I mentally imagined a guard with a big "danda " standing outside my simran place and whenever some thought occured - (say watever my MIL taunted last night and how nice I was not to answer back or the movie I saw or such thoughts that used to keep coming back.. ) So this guard used to kick them away or shove-off the wall or buried them etc and my mind used to accept them as 'gone' It's all about the MIND after all. This concept of the mind control is called Sadhana and the one who achieves it is the Sadhoo. Still if its difficult to sit for Simran , one can write Waheguru. Start by writing a page or two initially and keep on increasing.. Writing gurumantra or Gurbani is approved by SGGS ji as Simran
  33. 2 points
    Yup makes sense.The powers that be prefer no one does anything as it challenges them and makes them look incompetent.I wish this veer all the best and hopefully they have good arrangements to protect themselves.
  34. 2 points
    dalsingh101

    Anger after Paath

    What you are going through is completely normal. People call this 'Naam abyaas' or 'practicing naam'. It's something we develop and work on. It's just like physical training in that persistence and perseverance is key to progress. When you keep at it, you'll get to understand these psychological/spiritual things better and better gradually (sehajay). You also get infinitely more intune with your own internal self, and can choose to connect or disconnect to thoughts more easily. This helps big time with impulsiveness. Mixing between vocalised and internalised simran is fine at the beginning. A lot of people go through it in this way: (First) purely vocalised simran; (Second) a mixture of vocalised and internalised [like you are doing now]; (Third) purely internalised simran. Once I broke a long consistent chain of simran for some reason. When I got back to it, I found I had to go back to a mixture of vocalised and internalised to get back to purely internalised simran. I'd carry on. I'd say doing that under those circumstances is super important and may actually be one of the most beneficial things you can do. It's like trying to develop your physique but just giving up on training when you're not in the mood. You lose from this. It's those people that learn to push through that make the gains. When you persist even though you don't feel like doing the simran, you've won a major battle in itself. A part of this is taming the mind. And when you persist despite the munhs resistance to this - you've won another battle with your camel mind.
  35. 2 points
    Jageera

    Anger after Paath

    Thank you for the support.I am reading old threads here and that helps a lot in understanding my situation.I am also trying to stop worrying and controlling events and accepting them as Hukam.
  36. 2 points
    dalsingh101

    Anger after Paath

    That letting go of the thoughts and not reacting to them, or letting them waft off into nothingness is a skill that gets better and better as you practice. You're already noticing a shift in the right direction, even if it is only a small one right now. Keep at it. Don't give up.
  37. 2 points
    Spreading controversial message? Doing more harm than good? Very easy for that so called journalist to pass judgment when it is the children of others who suffer and not hers. Living in denial and pretending all is fine is the real culprit that is doing more harm than good. In this age of political correctness the truth always seems controversial especially when it doesn't fit the narrative of the powers that be. I don't see Sikh Youth doing any harm.At least someone is doing something.Burglars think twice before robbing a house with 2 rottweilers. Without a doubt it is religiously motivated.The pedo in the vid himself admitted he would not groom a pakistani muslim girl.
  38. 2 points
    Lucky

    Sava Lakh Jaap of Mool Mantar Sahib

    Don't get the wrong end of the stick here. Ego is always there. Haumai is something that gives identity and makes you, you and me, me. It is the "I" in us and continues to use the mind as it's slave until we can subdue it. Doing x amount of japs and x amount of hours is highly recommended. However, you have to understand that the "intentions" need to be as per "satch" and you don't wanna be busting your backside or sweating it out trying to reach your numbers. Doing x amount of japs or x amount of hours is highly recommended. However, it has to be done with prem and not just for the completion. There's been days when I've done 16-18 hours of deep simran. None of these were to beat my own world record or anything, but they happened because I were so absorbed and magnetised in the love. It took much effort to make myself stop as I just couldn't get enough. No limits, no sense of time, no sense of body, just him, doing jap on himself. A few people ask "how does this prem come?" I really don't know how because you can't force yourself to love something. My only conclusion is that it's being prepared to give all and sacrifice your mind and body without any condition whatsoever. Just tu hi tu and tera hi tera
  39. 1 point
    The maharajah’s European doctor John Martin Honigberger, a native of Kronstadt in Transylvania (no Dracula jokes please!), was a medical man. He spent 15 years at Lahore, as a physician and a Director of a gunpowder mill in the service of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He was at Lahore at the British ‘annexation’, after which he was made to relinquish his former position on receipt of a pension. His published work, Thirty-Five Years In The East, was released in two volumes with part 1 being an autobiographical narrative and volume 2 concentrating on medical matters. That being said, in volume 1 the author frequently refers to the medicine he used and encountered during his travels. The work is a fascinating one, for many reasons. In addition to the references to both traditional eastern and early western practices in combating disease, there are also brief but interesting accounts of some of the religious behaviour he witnessed. His thoughts towards the then emerging field of pharmacology are also documented and he often contrasts eastern and western practice. Honigberger’s status meant he was also privy to or at least in close proximity to the bloody political intrigues that took place after the death of the popular monarch. Here too he provides his own version of events. I will be posting extracts purely out of itihaasik interest which should hopefully make the work more accessible to any interested brothers and sisters, especially the younger generation. I hope some of you enjoy. Personally I love these glimpses into our past. dalsingh101
  40. 1 point
    I know Chandi Kee Vaar is in Panjabi, I think the other ones are in a different language? Maybe Brij Bhasha?
  41. 1 point
    Mooorakh

    Sleep during meditation

    Thanks again. Ok so that's the tricky part here 1. That video above from Raghubir Singh ji says that u can leave Gurumantra wen u feel connected. I do. And then theres' silence for a short while n donno but either i drift off to sleep or just get up with a jerk that m wasting time sitting n doing nothing. Now I will keep Gurumantra going... Also another little doubt (since I lost my sweetness of mouth becos of ignorance, I think it's better to ask) in between Simran or Nitnem at times I start vibrating, I mean m not sure that if my body is vibrating too from outside but I feel that I am vibrating. I open my eyes then and start again..
  42. 1 point
    Jageera

    Anger after Paath

    Don't be sorry veerji.I haven't finished the experiment.Ran out of H.salt.Only tried the 3 tablespoons for 2 days and ran out.Will buy more the next time and try for longer. Ya I'm working on it.Now I realised thought control is everything.Thanks.
  43. 1 point
    Most inspiring katha vichar. Those walking on this path of simran will gain a lot of guidance from this video if you listen carefully. For those who hear the high pitched frequency sound like peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee or teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Listen from time index 12:25 seconds to the video below (although advised to listen to the whole thing ). There were many posts in this thread when we talked about it and others ask if that was it.
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    A lot of wacky things are starting to happen so I may stop sharing some certain experiences because I’m not sure if certain things should be shared. This may possibly be one of the last few posts. Last night I was trying to go to sleep sounds were getting louder. For the first time it felt as if I was connecting emotionally to the sound. It was a type of love that I can’t describe. It was a very blissful experience. And then it started feeling like the sound was communicating and sending me a message. Something along the lines of “come back to me”. This morning I spent a few hours circulating between saas grass, saas saas and rom rom I was hearing a whole bunch of sounds after. Besides the conch, there was a flute type. Then it would become a stringed instrument type vibration, cymbals etc. It was just circulating sound to sound at one point I was looking straight at my bedroom wall and saw something like a star flash for a moment a bit later into the afternoon I kept getting drowsy and then just knocked out on the couch. I woke up somewhere but everything was blurry. It didnt seem like a dream. But I can’t figure out what I was seeing or where I was. It was just a blend of colours and figures. I think I saw something like a blur of light that seemed like it had life to it or something. It was all just really confusing. I have no idea what it was in the meantime my brother was yelling my name to wake me up because I had to go drop him off. It was extremely hard getting up but once I did the first thoughts were “what just happened?” “did I just die or something?” Just like last time I just couldn’t get up. Ever since I’ve woken up I’ve felt as if I was in a dream. I am just now starting to wake out of it But again, not sure if I should be saying any of this. Imagine going up to your doctor and saying “the sounds are talking to me and my walls are vibrating” LOL. Might end up being sent to a mental hospital to be checked out
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    ^ All emotions become transformed into higher levels, more purified levels. I have noticed this. The way to do it is to feel that emotion in the presence of God. So first work on feeling the presence of God around you and then whenever you feel that emotion coming, then bring the presence of God there and feel that emotion as clearly and purely as possible. You may notice after a while of doing this that that emotion has started transforming. It's quality is changing. It's becoming a higher quality emotion.
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    Thanks Paaji. Another important point is that the wooden Kangha should not have any metallic parts attached to it. Some Kanghas have a small metallic khanda or Kirpan embedded in them. Bhul chuk maaf
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    Please listen to Gyani Inderjit Singh jee Raqbewale, talking about Sukha Maryada. http://kam1825.podbean.com/e/guru-gobind-singh-ji-and-puratan-singhs-taking-sukha/ Bhul chuk maaf
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    sarabatam

    Ashtbhuj Duja Significance.

    Here is one more:
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    das

    Ajaapa / Simran Saas Gras

    You cannot beat the mind; best way is to work along with him. Controlling the mind does not mean stopping the thought process. Control of the mind means using it properly, and knowing the method of using the forces of the mind. It is necessary that we learn to observe, understand, and train the functions of mind at the various levels of consciousness. Techniques to make Mind one-pointed Do not try to stop Mind from thinking something. Do not play wrestling with your mind. Just try to see what kind of thoughts mind is thinking and where it is going. Do not give Mind the permission to run, but do not stop it from going there - instead give it full control by saying "Mind if you want to go there, you can go; but I am not coming with you.". After some time, the Mind will become steady and would not run. This is the most commonly used technique. During meditation build your determination, and tell your mind, “At this time my mind is only for meditation. I have to meditate and learn to go beyond this mire of delusion and confusion created by my mind. I am not going to identify with the thought patterns going on in my mind. No matter what happens during these moments I will be not disturbed, no matter what happens. Let my preoccupations come forward later. I do not want to be disturbed.” This way, we will build our sankalpa shakti. Sankalpa shakti (determination). This technique for those who has somewhat better control on their bhuddhi. In this technique, student divides his mind into 2 parts: One the owner, and other the servant. Being the owner of Mind, it instructs the other part (servant) not to run and eventually Mind gets trained. This technique is for advanced. Under this technique sit down for dhana and stop thinking. Empty your whole mind and watch from where the thoughts are coming. You will notice that thoughts come from outside. Throw these thoughts before entering the mind and destroy the thought. It would be interesting to know the Mind in terms of Bird. Mind is a bird. Greed and Honor are its 2 wings; Attachment and Hatred are its mouth (chuanj) and it resides on tree named as body. Good (Shubh) and Bad (Ashubh) are its food. The technique to control this mind in terms of Bird: Prepare a cage of Vichar and put this mind inside this cage. (i.e always think about what is not-changable). Cut the wings of greed by using scisor of Veerag and Santokh. Give him the food of rememberance of Atama.
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    Well done! You've accomplished a few things here. You may noticed that your body was dong simran whilst your mind was just enjoying doses of anand. These are just the beginnings of the true anand that is yet to come. I'm still trying to swallow whatever comes along my path. You've smashed through some barriers now and shed some layers of ego and dirt. In terms of spiritual energies. you will also have had some newer energy nadis blasting open and doing jap. Huge amounts of energy are coming down to you and it is important that you utilise and gear these towards the right direction. Practicing brahmacharya (conserving semen), is highly recommended. I'm pretty certain that because your anand has been rising, then the kaam influences wouldn't have found any routes into your mind either, because your mind will have risen over the 5 dhoots. Believe me, it's no lack of sleep and I know it leaves you wondering "why am I not tired?" You may have many days and weeks when all you will have is 2-3 hours sleep a night, Yet, you will feel completely energised! To be honest, I never understand it at first and got worried thinking It were some kind of insomnia. You may have noticed something different when you looked in the mirror during those few days? Indescribable....Yes. Can you really explain it?......No. However, you may be able to confirm to yourself that in such state of mind, you are above both pain and joy. Whilst you will also get a sense of "feeling" hukam, rather than just knowing it as a term that is used. A few different techniques can be tried and some are extremely tough to grasp. You can pm me if you are having some difficulties, as I may be able to help on one's that I've worked on and practiced myself. But yes,.. I think you should definitely have a crack at some deeper meditative jugtees where you can sit in absolute silence.
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