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  1. 9 points
    watch from 37:40. Interesting conversation unfolds. Psychic could not get through Sant Ji but when Sant Ji gave a hint about her past at age 13 she was really impressed her body language & receptivity towards Sant Ji changed. On the other hand swami got flustered and anxious. What was more amazing was how sant ji hid his psychic/supernatural powers throughout the whole morcha & mission. He just pretended to be a normal person & go through the whole play untouched. Head bows down to the kamai of such a great Personality. Waheguru!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j9cVmx8FkI
  2. 8 points
    amardeep

    Interfaith Marriages question

    You can't just exclude and marginalize 80-90% of the panth like that. The Sehajdharis are still part of the Sikh panth and follow Sikh rituals and customs.
  3. 8 points
    Maharaja Ranjit Singh was ensnared by the wiles of a courtesan and fell for her. Her influence over him enabled traitors to enter the raj and reach very high levels. Consequently, at a key period in Sikh history these traitors conspired with the British and betrayed the raj. The raj fell. As a result every single Sikh man, woman, and child was affected, not just for that generation, but for all generations to come. Besides oppressing the people, the British destroyed the Sikh school system which was one of the best in the world and promoted independent though. That school system has never been recovered, as can be seen by the pendu mentality of many of our people. The British also spread propaganda and worked at creating divisions within our panth, including divisions regarding our Guru Granth Sahib ji and other scriptures and historically important writings. The consequences of one man not have read and understood the Charitropakhyan continue to affect the worldwide panth to this day.
  4. 7 points
    These are good questions. I'm aware that you will have difficulty in getting the answers, but in time, they will come to you. Things can get pretty tricky to explain unless one understands the experience. Nevertheless, I can try answer them relative to my own journey and understanding. They are pretty long explanations to write down, so i will have to be a little blunt. Whether i'm right, wrong, or if others experience different, is another discussion. This comes with practice. You will start hearing shabad, alone, once naam is pargat. There's quite a number of nishanees in gurbani for when this happens. We can discuss those then, but in the mean time it's just about practice. 1) "Some say to sit and wait in sunn" you asked ..<--doesn't really apply to naam pargat in my opinion. I'll explain briefly....... Now,.... I never understood sunn for ages. Even when i was in it, I never realised where or what it was. I have now awakened to the fact that there are 4 possible stages of sunn. The 1st is the basic sunn/sleep one that we all pass through at night before the mind falls in maya dreams. Think of it as a very short stage of dreamless and thoughtless sleep. You can practice elongating this dreamless stage when doing jap, during moments of when you may be drifting to sleep. There is a very thin line between this void, dream sleep and being aware(in control). Have you seen the movie 'Inception'? The 2nd stage is the longest part of journey and is the Sunn Mandal. This is the stage when naam CAN get pargat. A lot of transformations take place in this zone and some people may even break it up into more divisions of sunn. You don't really sit and wait in this stage as you questioned. The sitting and waiting is done in Sehaj sunn(the 3rd stage), when all you hear is the anhad dunn in the centre and all around. My suggestion is to do "saas saas". Do this very quietly with focus on breath. Make the breathing long with antarghat or whisper "waaaaahhhhhheeeee" long pause, then "guroooooooo', long pause. This is what helped me get to next levels. To sit and wait in sunn, isn't really going to get you far in my opinion with out naam kamayee. What i mean is that it's much easier to sit and wait in sunn when one get's naam and has gained naam kamayee. Do the saas saas above and rom rom jugtees. These should automatically take you into the tips of sunn mandal to begin with.... Then naam gets flowing,... naam kamayee begins, ... naam gets pargat...and then Naam kamayee will take you further into depths and experiences of the same sunn mandal towards sehaj sunn. It is the fastest manner I know in which you can undergo major transformations. I'm suggesting it because I know it works. Other methods of trying to rush into sunn are methods that i can't advise and don't understand how. Gurmat emphasis that one does japna to get to naam. Naam is what helps you get deeper into sunn because you want to latch on to the shabad. You need to keep practicing more rom rom because it isn't pargat yet. Get real deep and start using all that energy from heart area dissipating throughout the body with jap. I keep stressing the importance of practicing rom rom technique after saas saas. Rom rom makes so many thing easier when you get to later stages. It will help you get to deep meditative zones within seconds with the anhad shabad and you will discover so many other things. Right or dominant side is usually at first. You wanna be able to hear the front, back and centre as well. Again, this is just practice, practice and practice. The KEY to the whole approach is to work at a pace, in sehaj with utmost prem. If you have conditions or you only have prem for some conditions, then you will not succeed. What i mean is that when i ask most people "why they want to jap" . They usually respond with "sukh ,shanti, peace, at ease, no life stresses" ..etc.. These intentions make the process somewhat conditional, and conditions with God don't really help except in infant stages. This is the secret that no one tells you and the reason why 95% of seekers remain stuck.
  5. 7 points
    samurai

    Waheguru

    I feel for you bro... Don't assume people will not understand as if you open up people may share a little bit about them-self which will make you realise thats things could be a lot worse. I've also been in a position where i couldn't get a job and sitting at home with law degree. It got to a point where i started working on construction sites and doing driving jobs (needed the money) i lost all hope in terms of career, but i've never been a career minded person..Its only recently that i got an 'office' job and this was simply because i looked at another direction in terms of career. You may want to consider other options interms of your career. (i know this will be very hard) Being in a dark times can be a blessing in disguise (people used to piss me off when they would say that to me, but its true), you will find out who is really there for you. My nani would always say to me 'it's not important for you to be around people in their happy times but make sure you are there for them in their sad times.' On more practical level, stick to your bani and consider doing some jaap's of manters you are familiar with. (get digital counter) Most will say do sukhmani sahib paath, which is very good but i felt personally dasam bani manters helped me big time(this worked for me, it may not work for you). Try not staying home all day, this is mentally draining, even if you go for hour walk in morning and hour at night. carry on training...don't stop this!! If you can do some voluntary work, (or any work), its good just to be out and interacting with other people. If you don't mind me asking, are your parents supportive of your situation...when i started working on sites my dad couldn't accept the fact that i was doing a laborers job with a degree..lol. we clashed a lot. But a job is a job. You will get through this like a' babbar sher'..lol..........Keep your head up bro..
  6. 7 points
    BhagatSingh

    Spiritual Education in Sikhs

    Well that's the most important thing. This is more important than "external material for kids" or parcharaks. You are the father! You need to be the role model, do the bhagti yourself and spend time with them, and project your spiritual energy and awareness out and into them. I'll give two examples, one of my dad and one of myself. 1. My dad did a lot of bhagti and he taught it to me. He would sit down and teach me how to meditate, how to read a gutka, how to do pooja, how to visit the gurudwara, and so on. And he did it himself all the time. Having that kind of presence had a huge effect on me, and it is the most important for a child. Its set the base for even when the child goes off-track, like I did. The father teaches the child how to be virtuous. 2. Now for the second example. While I was staying in India with my sister, I was meditating as much as possible. One day I was playing with my 2yr old nephew and we went to the gurudwara right after. So he wants to sit with mamaji, I began quietly meditating with him sitting in my lap the whole time. Some time passed after we returned, and he started playing. In his playing, he began to say the mantra that I was meditating on, all to my surprise. This mantra was known only to me, no one else. What you do now will energetically effect your children later.
  7. 7 points
    Ragmaala I agree that common usage is negative. I'm glad you are aware of that since that was the point I was trying to make. So cool... carry on I guess. Just one thing before you do. I think you are quite learned and I think you are probably aware of this, so this is more of a rant than anything... when people read - "Veds cannot grasp God" - they think Gurbani rejects Veds completely. when people read - "Rituals are useless" - they think Gurbani rejects rituals completely. What is missing here is understanding of the full story. What is the full story? "Ved cannot grasp God... because nobody can! God cannot be grasped, He can only be tasted and that too by a consciousness, by your own individual, not by someone else's book or someone else's words." "Rituals are useless... if God is not on your mind and in your heart, while you are doing the ritual." So reading the full shabad you mentioned, Guru Arjun Dev ji says "Mantar tantar are like ashes... the real deal is getting God in your mind and heart" ਅਉਖਧ ਮੰਤ੍ਰ ਤੰਤ ਸਭਿ ਛਾਰੁ ... ਕਰਣੈਹਾਰੁ ਰਿਦੇ ਮਹਿ ਧਾਰੁ Recognize the importance of having Parmatma in the ritual, without which the ritual is akin to ashes. That's the full story.
  8. 7 points
    das

    Why Sikhi failed to spread

    Isn't this because we've tried to trap Sikhi in a box and not understood the real thing? Haven't we reduced Sikhi to grow hair and Amrit (sanskar)? or may be it's just the effect of Mind/Kaal because it is said in Bhagat Kabir's Anurag Sagar that whenever any Saint/Guru will come to earth for the betterment of mankind, then Kaal will try everything to derail that stream....
  9. 6 points
    Outside of nitnem, isn't the rest of Gurbani an expansion/elaboration of this? I think because we are used to certain styles of written communication in English, we may sort of expect similar styles in Gurbani, but it doesn't appear to work like that from what I can gather. It's very subtle, it's not like a lot of Abrahamic stuff that appears to be direct. Because we are dealing with the subconscious and deeply concealed aspects of the munh, it has to be approached differently. Diverting and dealing with the munh (which any of us who have tried to practice simran can see clearly has a mind of it's own), isn't an easy task. So Gurbani goes beyond overtly conscious thought and tries to tap into more deeply rooted, hidden aspects of our psychology. I don't think we can reach those parts with overt, explicit directives like other faiths try to do. My personal experiences has been that it soothes and calms the psyche - I might be wrong but it seems like a device to help prep the mind for better naam-simran? We have elaboration by Bhai Gurdas which elucidates things in layman's terms. I think the archaic use of the word 'sublime' may help explain the way Gurbani interacts with the practitioner. And because we are all at different stages (probably due to karma), it wouldn't make sense to create a sort of explicit manual for this. This is what makes it so different to Abrahamic thinking. It tries to elicit something subtle but powerful already within that we are alienated from, rather than pour something inside of us. It's not a simple thing from what I can gather, on a human front we are dealing with higher cognitive functioning here, but then trying go beyond that. I don't claim to know it all, because it is sooooo deep. So please feel free to disagree. This is just how it seems to me right now. And I say this knowing full well, that I'm full of my own augunhs too, and struggle with them.
  10. 6 points
    Many people asked a question on Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s bow. An archer named Jaswinder Singh explains and provides the answer. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s bow’s peak draw weight was 225kg or 496 lb. Guru Sahib’s arrow traveled much faster than the fastest bow can produce in modern times given the draw weight. The amount of power needed to pull the string back is 496 lb or you can think of it as picking up a weight of 496 lb with one hand. The bow of Guru Sahib weighed 5kg alone. Historical accounts narrate that Guru Ji fired an arrow from Gurdwara Moti Bhag into the bed of Bahadur Shah sitting at Lal Qila, Delhi. The distance from the Gurdwara to the Lal Qila is about 15km but the fly distance is about 10km. Now days, an arrow fired from a bow will only travel about half a Km. Jaswinder Singh stated that in the market at best a 70lb draw weight bow is available but he was able to have an 80lb bow made for a special order which is considered to be one of the fastest bows in the world. In one second, the arrow is able to go about 360ft in about 1 second. Just imagine how fast Guru Sahib’s arrow must have travelled.
  11. 6 points
    harsharan000

    Woman As Guru

    I think the topic is going off track. We are more on issues of men and women, rather than, what a Guru means. We think we elect gurus as in political elections for a particular period of time. The true Guru is Shabad, the True Guru is Brahmgyani, the True Guru is Gurumukh, the True Guru is the Lord Himself. And just as Wahiguru has no gender, it is His power, His level of Consciousness which works in that particular body. It is like a battery, which works the same in a doll, as in the soldier. It is the energy of that battery which makes them work, not the otherwise, that the toys work better, as per how they were designed or the roles to play. In a siimilar way, the physical body of a woman or the man is not the Guru, which by the way is the topic of this thread. The Guru is not perisahble, the bodies of men or women, are just a handful of dust .... So, as said, Guru, is a power, which can work out His duties at the best, in any conditions, He has no such limits, though limited in disguise, as He is in a physical body which is just a covering The True Guru, works on the inner planes, to guide the souls back to their True Home, Sach Khand . Outwardly He only inspires us, to love Him, by doing the real bhakti. Last, but not the least, it is Wahiguru´s choice, it is His mauj, He can do what He feels like. As said, if He wanted, what to say about human beings, He can make even the stones carry out His Hukum... So brothers and sisters, sangat, let us not argue on the mayavee coverings(bodies, genders), but pay attention, to what He says to us through those wadbhagee Gurmukhs(irrespective of genders). To argue about genders of the True gurus, is to question Wahiguru Himself. Is that not shameful? Our manmukhta, has no limits ..... As long as the creation exists, either men or women, both shall continue to be imperfect beings, only by doing the real bhakti and elevating our consciousness to His level, shall we become perfect, then there shall be no arguments, that men this, or women that, because then, only He will exist. Sat Sree Akal.
  12. 5 points
    Mooorakh

    Anger after Paath

    Wow what a great video. Thanks much. Actually I was feeling the same as u. Anger overtook me everytime I used to come out of the Babaji room and started shouting on the kids for creating mess or doing whatever wrong they are always upto... And that caused a fight between us all. one day he shouted "path karke Ehsaan Karti ho kya " Then I Self analysed.. I was bringing bad name to my Babaji as well.. wat I realised is that when we do path it requires a lot of our energy"Aakhan Aukha Sacha Naam".. we tend to loose patience easily and being mentally tired we react vigorously. Then I made intentional efforts to improve.. be polite n sweet as my Guru Sahib is 'mithbolra'.. I should thus follow.. n m trying to.. though it's pretty hard. Probably that's our initial stage n soon we ll get rass- amrit n its power
  13. 5 points
    Are we taking this issue as seriously as we should?
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  16. 5 points
    A true gurmukh sees GOD in every one and every thing...........Sabh Gobind hai, Gobind bin na koyee
  17. 5 points
    Lucky

    Advanced Stages Of Mantra Meditation

    A very good post ! You know I searched high and low when I was trying rom rom/ ajapa jap and tried various techniques from little extracts taken from mixed and jumbled sources.....If I had come across the above, then that would have been a fantastic piece of help ! I've just got 2 small additional comments that came to my attention whilst reading the above, and these are based on my experience and some info that I have picked up. Firstly, the below technique(in quote box) is what I would suggest for members that have difficulty in transitioning fromsilent saas saas to rom rom synchronising with pulse. I know that many of us have a problem in trying to start rom rom at the stage when trying to jap with own pulse. I did exactly what it says in the article above before I felt ready to do synchronizing stage of rom rom jugtee.....and it definitely helped. I used this as an additional jugtee in between the transition. The 2nd comment is just a little caution and explanation so that one is not led astray. With regards to this part of weaving the sound of one mantra to the next,..... I don't advice this is done in saas graas or saas saas... as it may confuse one into thinking so.(the above is done when not japping with breath) I would suggest that when we are japping with breath then we should have that split second/moment pause between 'WAHE' and GURU' and the next 'WAHE'....... The reason for this is that although yoga references are excellent sources of info, we have to remember that our goal is simran and the main difference between our jap and their jap is the shabad and the naad (although nidra yoga focuses on same naad) The shabad I am talking about is the shabad that we want to hear as a result of practicing saas graas & saas saas.....the anhad, the naad, the toor, the celestal sound that we want to hear vibrating and vajda within us. So, in this regard I think that it is important that we listen to our own jap and also try to listen to that little SILENT PAUSE. TRY THIS- Do wahe-guru jap with breath, even if it's silent and if you feel that you are not listening or finding it hard to force yourself to listen.... then just try listening for that moment's pause of stillness after 'wahe' and after 'guru'..... you will soon notice that because you are listening for that gap of silence at the end, it makes your mind listen to the whole jap with dhyiaan !! Therefore, you will be listening to the Dhun of gurmantar which will eventually lead you to hear the dhun of naad. Ajapa jap is not quite understood until it manifests. After repeated efforts of 'Gaviyeh(chanting) and Suniye(listening).... there comes a day where it just activates by itself.....all with his kirpa. Wahe-Guru
  18. 5 points
    Lucky

    Is Naam The Anahad Naad?

    I know there are so many questions. My easiest piece of advice would be to start doing regular simran with waheguru jap. Ideally most of us that speak on here have started with the saas graas and saas saas jugtees(techniques) It really doesn't matter what technique you use as long as you get to that internal discipline of steadying your mind(from jumping to thoughts) and japping internally with the mind. Eventually;-(if you already haven't)..you will begin to fall in love with the waheguru gurmantar. Whilst doing this it is important to be listening, listening and listening...to just listen to yourself inside doing the jap. It is when you start listening to your sukham(subtle) self whilst doing jap...that waheguru begins to manifest within.
  19. 4 points
    dalsingh101

    Can A Sikh Do Namaz?

    Why would someone want to do namaz anyway? With Gurbani we get to understand what is being relayed because the language is a lot more familiar.
  20. 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.
  21. 4 points
    Someone seeked clarification via PM of what was said in this video. Thought I would summarise some of it here. 1 Doing loads of waheguru simran leads to rom rom simran. This can be felt like if all your body hair or pores are standing up. For example like when your cold, nervous or even tickled. 2 You do Waheguru gurmantar simran to bring all your thoughts to only one word/akhar "waheguru". Eventually your mind becomes still and you slowly quieten the jaap of even waheguru leaving only a silent awareness called Sunn. 3. All that now remains is your awareness of looking at the darkness in your head but no words of thought or mental chatter remain. Just a calm presence/awareness. 4. Then people start hearing sounds. These sounds people describe and whistling or teeeteee or peeeeee or like crikets etc. Because we are not used to listening to these types of sounds and are used to words of language we find it odd and think they are meaningless and useless sounds. We still want to use words or receive words. We are not aware that the language of the Waheguru is anhad sounds/anhad bani and not words. We have not developed practise or love/pyaar in listening to these sounds. People fob them off as teetee, peeepeee tinnitus etc. Not knowing that these sounds would lead you more closer/deeper towards Sach/Truth/Nirankar if only you listened to them.
  22. 4 points
    Mooorakh

    Simran help needed!

    Absolutely! N thanks to our Gurbani that makes things clear for us.. Guru Sahib says that unclean is 'Not' the woman with periods it's that every person who is filled with an unclean mann- filth of paap. Gurbani has answers to everything in life. It's amazing!!
  23. 4 points
    Listen from 22:30 minutes where he explains stages of gurmantar jap and how to tell How to tell when Sass Giras Parpakh –Only sound of jap (Gurmantar) will remain and body will be forgotten –Rom Rom will start –Mind will enter in Sunn state either via sleep or consciously awake but silent (dhyan) –When you hear sehaj dhun in sunn then listen to this. –No load on body whilst listening (like listening in dream state) –When listening to sehaj dhun (anhad) •Jat/Sat/Sunjam •Mind will get brahm gyan •More anhad sounds •Naad - Toor (Loud Powerful Sound) •Parkash •Amrit Ras •Sunn Mandal / Astral Plane and beyond
  24. 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.
  25. 4 points
    Sibling? Wrong again. Sri Dasame Patshah Granth Sahib says that The Sodhis are descendants of Lav Kush. Do YOU trust Sri Dasme Patshahs Granth Sahib? The same Pracharaks whom you have labelled foolish do. How ? By kissing young men on the lips to impart naam jap techniques. That’s why you love ghaghri isn’t it.
  26. 4 points
    DeNiro

    PDF's of Sikh Books

    Good man. You remind me of myself when I was about 23/24 yrs age. Doing the banis was the ignition that got me climbing. I'd say it lay the foundations that gave further discipline and dedication. I maximized the hours and began cutting off from maya with time. This was preliminary for getting all amped and psyched when I began serious years of bhagti.
  27. 4 points
    DeNiro

    Avoid Disclosing Spiritual Status

    Totally get you there. I would never discuss with anyone in person, unless they are more advanced. I've learnt from my fair share of repercussions. On that note, I'd probably say a wee bit more on here because you only know me as DeNiro. But I'm still going to practice restraint and keep energies away from nastiks and sakats.
  28. 4 points
    Xylitol

    Brahm kavach

    A friend of mine just met with Sant Jagjit Singh ji Harkhowalwale. He said it's okay to do paath of these kinds of Banis but don't do lots of repetitions without the appropriate viddhi. There is special viddhi for Brahm Kavach or Chandi di Var if your going to be doing tons of abhyaas of these. It's not for everyone. So speak to proper Mahapurkh before you start doing lots. These Banian are different than our regular nitnem Banis, the maryada for doing lots of abhyaas is much more sukt. He mentioned, for example, that a singh came to him who had done chalisa of Chandi di Vaar without the appropriate viddhi. After about 20 days he came to see Baba ji b/c blood had started coming out of his stool, his nose, his mouth... There is a right way to go about doing these things so you should speak to a mahapurkh before beginning. Baba ji is currently in Surrey BC and will be in Toronto in a few days.
  29. 4 points
    source: https://www.manglacharan.com/ Singh means the Highest Self" - Gobind Gita P:10 Below is a passage from Guru Gobind Singh's version of the Bhagavad Gita, and relates to the 11th chapter of the Gita wherein Krishna reveals his true form, the Universal Form, to Arjan. Guru Gobind Singh quotes Guru Nanak's Aarti just prior to this passage to expound upon the Universal Form of Vahiguru, and then this passage follows which explains the reason why named all his followers Singh. ਯਾਰਵਾਂ ਧਿਆਇ ਬਿਸਕੋ ਰੂਪ ॥ ਅਰਜਨ ਦੇਖਿਆ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਸਰੂਪ ॥ In the 11th chapter of the Gita, related to the Universal Form [of Vahiguru], Arjan had seen Prabhu's true form. ਮੈਂ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਖਾਲਸੇ ਪ੍ਰਤਿ ਆਖੌਂ ॥ ਜਥਾਰਥ ਸਭੀ ਮੈਂ ਤਿਨਕੋ ਭਾਖੌਂ ॥126॥ I, Gobind [Singh] have in every way related this to the Khalsa, the reality of all of this I have written in the vernacular. ਸਭ ਕਾ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਾਮ ਮੈਂ ਧਰਾ ॥ ਜੀਵਤੇ ਨਾਮ ਪ੍ਰਮਾਤਮ ਕਰਾ ॥ I have given all [my Sikhs] the name Singh, while living I have made their name 'The Highest Self' [Paramatma] ਸਿੰਘ ਅਰਤ ਬੇਦੋਂ ਕੇ ਮਾਹਿ ॥ ਪਰਮ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਪਰਮਾਤਮ ਆਹਿ ॥127॥ The definition of Singh is within the Vedas, it is the highest Braham, the Highest Self. ਇੰਦ ਉਪਨਿਖਦ ਹੈ ਕੋਇ ॥ ਅਰਥ ਸਿੰਘ ਕਾ ਤਿਸ ਮੈਂ ਹੋਇ ॥ Just as Indra [recognized Hari in all] in the Upanishads, [in this manner] I have made the definition of Singh [Paramatma]. ਸਿੰਘ ਅਰਥ ਪਰਮਾਤਮ ਜਾਨੋ ॥ ਸਭ ਕੋ ਏਕ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਕਰਿ ਮਾਨੋ ॥128॥ Recognize the definition of Singh to be the Highest Self, and understand everything is the one Braham. ਬਚਨੋ ਤੇ ਅਕਾਲ ਕੋ ਪਾਵੈ ॥ ਅਕਾਲ ਪਾਇ ਅਕਾਲ ਕਹਾਵੈ ॥129॥ Within the [Khalsa's] mouth, I have placed [the word] Akal, chanting Akal they obtain Akal. ਮੇਰੀ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਏਹੁ ਹੈ ਭਾਈ ॥ ਅਨਭਵ ਬਾਤ ਸਭ ਤੁਝੈ ਸੁਨਾਈ ॥ This is my blessing brother, my intuitive secret I have expressed to you. ਆਗੈ ਧਾਰਨ ਤੁਮਰੇ ਹਾਥ ॥ ਹਰਿ ਦੇਖੋ ਨਿਤ ਅਪਨੈ ਸਾਥ ॥130॥ The rest is in your hand if you wish to enshrine this [in your heart], to see Hari always in your company. ਤੁਮਕੋ ਅਉਰ ਨ ਤਾਰੈ ਕੋਇ ॥ ਜੈਸੀ ਮਤਿ ਤੈਸੀ ਗਤ ਹੋਇ ॥ Nothing else will take you across, As is your understanding so is your position [be liberated or in hell]. ਜੋ ਚਾਹਉ ਸੋਈ ਕਛ ਕਰੋ ॥ ਤੁਮ ਅਕਾਲ ਮਨ ਮੋ ਇਹੁ ਧਰੋ ॥131॥ Whatever you desire you will obtain, if you enshrine Akal in your mind. ਤੁਮਰੇ ਬਾਝ ਅਵਰੁ ਨਹੀਂ ਕੋਇ ॥ ਜੋ ਦੇਖੋ ਸੋ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸੋਇ ॥ Without you [Akal] there is nothing else, whatever you see that is Gobind [the Protector of the World] ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਬਿਨਾ ਅਵਰੁ ਨਹੀਂ ਭਾਈ ॥ ਸੰਸਾਰ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਏਕ ਦ੍ਰਿਸਟਾਈ ॥132॥ Brother, there is nothing other than Gobind, see the world and Braham as one. - Gobind Gita, chapter 11
  30. 4 points
    Sat1176

    Confused about Kundalini /Rom Rom

    Someone out there is trying to cause friction with this video between him and other groups. First of all why was AKJ shown doing naam simran at the beginning? Do AKJ teach applying pressure on the navel during naam abhiyaas? Anyway leaving that point aside, I don't agree with what he is saying. I have heard a number of mahapursh teach this technique and the first time was years ago, in the audio simran instruction recording of Sant Baba Isher Singh (Rare Wale). He clearly stated in that, when one applies pressure on the navel you will eventually begin to feel the pulse behind it. When simran is synchronized with that pulse and dhyaan is placed there it would lead to manifestation of Rom Rom simran. He said Bakhari was done at the mouth, Madhma in Khant, Pasanti in the heart and Para at the navel. Maskeen ji also wrote about this in the book Prabhu Simran. I also recall reading in the instructions given by Sant Baba Waryam Singh that one should not progress to the trikuti until you see the planets and starts at the navel and one hears the anhad shabad. Secondly in Sidh Gosht (Ang 945), Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji says the following to the Siddhas: ih man maigal kahaa basee-alay kahaa basai ih pavnaa. "Where does this mind-elephant live? Where does the breath reside? kahaa basai so sabad a-oDhoo taa ka-o chookai man kaa bhavnaa. Where should the Shabad reside, so that the wanderings of the mind may cease?" nadar karay taa satgur maylay taa nij ghar vaasaa ih man paa-ay. When the Lord blesses one with His Glance of Grace, he leads him to the True Guru. Then, this mind dwells in its own home within. aapai aap khaa-ay taa nirmal hovai Dhaavat varaj rahaa-ay. When the individual consumes his egotism, he becomes immaculate, and his wandering mind is restrained. ki-o mool pachhaanai aatam jaanai ki-o sas ghar soor samaavai. "How can the root, the source of all be realized? How can the soul know itself? How can the sun enter into the house of the moon?" gurmukh ha-umai vichahu khovai ta-o naanak sahj samaavai. ||64|| The Gurmukh eliminates egotism from within; then, O Nanak, the sun naturally enters into the home of the moon. ||64|| ih man nihchal hirdai vasee-alay gurmukh mool pachhaan rahai. When the mind becomes steady and stable, it abides in the heart, and then the Gurmukh realizes the root, the source of all. naabh pavan ghar aasan baisai gurmukh khojat tat lahai. The breath is seated in the home of the navel; the Gurmukh searches, and finds the essence of reality. so sabad nirantar nij ghar aachhai taribhavan jot so sabad lahai. This Shabad permeates the nucleus of the self, deep within, in its own home; the Light of this Shabad pervades the three worlds. On Ang 223 there is references to Baramh Agan by Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji. This Baramh Agan is generated when one does intense jaap in a speedy manor. But if one doesn't know how to control this inner heat it can cause problems, slow best to stick to a slow steady pace unless under guidance of an experienced abhyaasi. nirbha-o jogee niranjan Dhi-aavai. The Yogis meditate on the Fearless, Immaculate Lord. an-din jaagai sach liv laavai. Night and day, they remain awake and aware, embracing love for the True Lord. so jogee mayrai man bhaavai. ||2|| Those Yogis are pleasing to my mind. ||2|| kaal jaal barahm agnee jaaray. The trap of death is burnt by the Fire of God.
  31. 4 points
    Come on! It's akalpurkh. You know "anek hai, phir ek hai..."
  32. 4 points
    Ragmaala

    Basics Of Sikhi Very sad news

    Why are you looking down on people who want to meditate or do bhagti ? Shakti only comes after your are perfect in Bhagti. Not the other way around. Sant Jarnail Singh was a true khalsa.He meditated on Japji Sahib.
  33. 4 points
    Shabad Jot Jagaayey Deepak Nanaka Bhao Bhanjano || (So light the lamp of the shabad O Nanak , and burn away your fear) -Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj
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  35. 4 points
    paapiman

    Spiritual Master

    Bro, please read the verses below. ANG 1102 ਸਲੋਕ ਡਖਣੇ ਮਃ ੫ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਕਚੜਿਆ ਸਿਉ ਤੋੜਿ ਢੂਢਿ ਸਜਣ ਸੰਤ ਪਕਿਆ ॥ O Nanak, break away from the false, and seek out the Saints, your true friends. ਓਇ ਜੀਵੰਦੇ ਵਿਛੁੜਹਿ ਓਇ ਮੁਇਆ ਨ ਜਾਹੀ ਛੋੜਿ ॥੧॥ The false shall leave you, even while you are still alive; but the Saints shall not forsake you, even when you are dead. ||1|| Bhul chuk maaf
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    Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh ay naytarahu mayriho har tum meh jot Dharee har bin avar na daykhhu ko-ee. O my eyes, the Lord has infused His Light into you; do not look upon any other than the Lord. (In everything you should see God). har bin avar na daykhhu ko-ee nadree har nihaali-aa. Do not look upon any other than the Lord; the Lord alone is worthy of beholding. ayhu vis sansaar tum daykh-day ayhu har kaa roop hai har roop nadree aa-i-aa. This whole world which you see is the image of the Lord; only the image of the Lord is seen. gur parsaadee bujhi-aa jaa vaykhaa har ik hai har bin avar na ko-ee. By Guru's Grace, I understand, and I see only the One Lord; there is no one except the Lord. kahai naanak ayhi naytar anDh say satgur mili-ai dib darisat ho-ee. ||36|| Says Nanak, these eyes were blind; but meeting the True Guru, they became all-seeing. ||36||
  37. 4 points
    das

    Amrit, Duality, Pany-Payaras

    Recently on this forum and in general view: there is always tension between the groups in regards to "If women can be part of Panj Payaras or not". Every group has its own rigid explanations for their views. Group-1 says that yes, women can be part of Panj payaras. Their core reason is the bani as explained in Guru Granth Sahib Ji.Group-2 says that no, women cannot be part of Panj payars. Their core reason is because women didn't offer their head that day or say Guru Ji didn't ask. Some also say that women is not capable of preparing Amrit.Group-3 says that we've to follow the establised tradition and should not allow women to be part of Panj-payars but if any women is Brahmgyani, then its okay. Their core reason is that since the creation of Khalsa and all along during the times of great Saints, everyone suggested that women cannot be Panj Payaras.Now, I do NOT want to stretch this boring conversation to further but I DO want to present my personal views which seems to be opposite to the above mentioned groups at-the face value but in deeper sense it does resonate with them. So, please do NOT post same old reasons/explanations to prove your point. But I invite all memebers to please share your thoughts on this topic without indulging in baseless claims and let's have a Open Mind discussion. I also request everyone to carefully read the whole topic first and then send your response. Please do NOT read causally or just scan and then post the same thing which was in your head (pre-programmed). My personal view is: No, women cannot be part of Panj Payaras because the Amrit prepared during Sanskar Amrit is still within the sphere of "Laws of Universe" unless a Brahmgyani (any gender) is involved. In other words, Amrit is prepared with its roots in Duality (opposites coming together). And anything in duality needs to have opposite forces coming together: Shiva and Shakti. Shakti is represented by the Khanda/Sword/Bagauti and Shiva power needs to be in the form of 5 males (Five are required to move Seven to Twelve in Space). As this physical Amrit is NOT the real Amrit (real Amrit being Naam Amrit), therefore in order to prepare it one needs to have correct ingredients: Positive and Negative forces. One cannot prepare the strongest Amrit (which acts as initiation for Guru and will further lead to Raas) with the use of un-balanced ingredients. Now, why I think that Sanskar Amrit is within the Sphere of Laws: It is because: The 5K's (Kara, Kangha, Kachera, Kirpan, Kesh/Kesge) symbols are the physical symbols; they DO represent Spiritual purposes but still they are just physical symbols. How could we ridicule Janeu (Hindu thread) as manmat; janeu could also represent some Spiritual principle. So, how could we mock janeu but for 100% in for 5Ks as physical symbols?Guru Gobind Singh Ji choosing only men or say God only pushing man to stand for the cause DOES hold some purpose. As Guru Ji was 100% sure regarding what was written in Guru Granth Sahib Ji and as per Guru Granth Sahib Ji, man and woman does have equal opportunity and rights. So, he would not go against Guru Granth Sahib Ji.In Bachittar Natak, Guru has mentioned that in His previous life (not physical though) how he once fight with the demons and won the war. This is the time when Bhagauti told Guru Ji that when He will go to Earth for the establishment of new dharma, then She would offer her services and this is the reason Khanda is used while preparing Amrit. And Panj-Payas does represent Guru Gobind Singh Ji.Guru Gobind Singh Ji has told several times in history that He should NOT be considered God. Here I'm NOT trying to say that He was not God; I'm just trying to bring up the point that no Guru before Guru Gobind Singh Ji has said that in the same tone. He is not trying to be humble, may be He is trying to tell us something (that he indicated in His writings)Guru Gobind Singh Ji's birth and the creation of Khalsa was the requirement of those times but Guru Ji did NOT abolish the place of Saint/Sant (some call it physical Guru). e.g If you see all the yesteryear Sants after the creation of Khalsa, even though they did come under the umbrella of Khalsa but they are also the student under their respective Senior Teachers/Gurus/Sants.If the intention of any Guru (any 10 Gurus) was of to abolish the trend of physical Sant, then surely They must have provided in written format the Arths/Meanings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. But They did not do that because the key to the hidden treasures of Guru Granth Sahib Ji is still with the Sants.So, wraping up I could say that: Guru Gobind Singh Ji did come for different purpose (as per the requirement of time and order of Waheguru) and fullfilled His purpose; and his purpose was not the same as that of first 5 Gurus and 9th Guru. Even 6, 7, 8th Guru Ji have not recorded Their Bani in Guru Granth Sahib Ji as They were preparing the ground for the coming of 10th Guru. Read the story of Bib Bhani. Guru Gobind Singh Ji explicitly stated many times this fact in His writings: Bachittar Natak and His other writings. It is just us (the normal people) who didn't look deep enough. At last, I'm NOT saying that Khalsa was that time's need and we need not take Amrit. I'm just saying that people start debating this vs that without understanding the purpose of creation of Khalsa. Sometimes in different ingredients (having different powers) are necessary to bring up the Neutral/Precious stuff. e.g It is believed that lead could be transformed into gold in alchemy.
  38. 4 points
    paapiman

    Family Taunts

    Below are anecdotes from the lives of Saints. Even the best among men, had to face family taunts and jibes. 1. Srimaan Sant Baba Bir Singh jee Naurangabad: 2. Srimaan 108 Sant Baba Mahaharnaam Singh jee Buchonwale: Reference: Life Stories of Great Sikh Saints by Dr.Hakam Singh Bhul chuk maaf
  39. 4 points
    Look at what's happening to the Yazidis in Iraq. An exact replica of what the Muslims did to the Sikhs and Hindus in West Punjab. Maybe if the Yazidis had been recruited into Saddam's army maybe their villages would have had ex-military people to defend themselves when IS attacked.
  40. 4 points
    jaikaara

    Amrit, Duality, Pany-Payaras

    When we choose a religion from a culture which is way different from our understanding there will always arise such conflicts..the fact is women are not the same as they were then..they are independent . Besides our differences i feel you are a strong woman..and i understand your thinking . There are different layers of Sikhi ...The Nanak Panth is a different layer ..no where in the Guru Granth Sahib you will find insistence on rehat maryada..people will give tuks to prove ..but otherwise what i feel is ..it is the Sant marg..full of Bhagti for the One Divine Hari Parmatma..full of Sehaj .. The Khalsa of Guru Gobindsingh ji is the militarised form and has certain regulations ..people may have their thoughts about Amirt sanskaar as a uniform ceremony however i strongly feel that there would be a different process of amrit sanskaar for women and a different rehat..also women were not empowered then and had a limited role in the ceremony there is belief of them to be not playing any role . Your feminist approach will not let you stick to any belief where you will not find the role of women, which is not a point to argue since it is all about a mindset. Good or bad is not something for me to judge because at the same time i don't have any issues with it . Before you go forward to a major decision in your life ..it is for you to think that this is just one thing which is known to you now ..going forward at every stage you will face such challenges wherein you will find yourself thinking differently from the society and your spouse which you will be part of . You need to think and introspect about your decision since it is all about your life. I personally am brought up in a cosmopolitan way and society, i don't get along with one single group in majority i prefer to have everyone around . I can very well understand how you must be feeling . You might have ignored my replies to your posts in the past ..however i am saying all this to you as a fellow human being ..we aren't friends or relatives ..whatever i have experienced and known i feel you need to introspect really well and then arrive at a decision . It is about 2 people's lives and i feel everyone should be happy.
  41. 4 points
    Ragmaala 1. In that shabad, the basic principle is that who you meditate on, you gain the qualities of. What you focus on, you become. If you focus on people's ignorance, you too will become ignorant. 2. Bhagat Namdev ji is also preaching his own religion. He worships Hari, Ram, Krishna. Bhagat Namdev ji says in the end "With guru's teachings, meditate on Ram, and that the Bhagwad Geeta also says to do this". He says not to meditate on Gods of other religions. 3. Bhagat Namdev ji is advocating certain types of qualities. When he says to meditate on Ram, he says you should become Ram. (Kabir also says this "Hari jan aisa chahiye jaisa Hari hi hoe) In the world, be Ram, be purushotam, be a superior man, a high quality spiritual man, who upholds the dharmic values and traditional sanksar of Indian society. In the mind, be formless with expanded awareness. Recognize that atma is everywhere, as parmatma.
  42. 4 points
    More instances: - Ninth master and the haveli in Delhi - Tenth master and a Sikh woman (who ate something, which affected her) - Srimaan 108 Sant Baba Mahaharnaam Singh jee Maharaaj Bhuchonwale (Guru of Baba Nand Singh jee) and a peer (mystic), who used to convert people using his powers. - Srimaan 108 Sant Baba Mahaharnaam Singh jee Maharaaj Bhuchonwale saving a Sikh from a curse of a peer (mystic) - Srimaan Sant Baba Nand SIngh jee Maharaaj Kaleranwale and a demonic wolf - Srimaan Sant Baba Harnaam Singh jee Rampurkheraywale and a Tantrik, who sent some evil forces to trouble Babajee. - A Gursikh vs a Tantrik (who tried to trouble the Singh) - Bhai Randhir Singh jee and a Ghost (please see below) Bhul chuk maaf
  43. 4 points
    Guest

    Rise of the status of Dasam Granth

    Thanks Singh123456777 for keeping an eye out on un-civil, rude, personal attacks. I luckily swing by and saw- so much crap in this thread. Please use report the post feature so it notifies us right away. 1st warning formally is given to both of members, there are three warnings in total before quality control. Just friendly reminder, please refrain from making forum as personal battle ground between one another, take it over the pm or do naam jaap/martial art to release your frustration. Enough of this non sense, quality is paramount feature in this forum. I don't give shit if this forum turns into freaking cemetery quality stale art i would rather prefer that over various rubbish personal attacks ruining the forum ...!!
  44. 4 points
    amardeep

    Purpose Of Dasam Granth

    Satkirin: The purpose of the Charitro Pakhyan is clear - to present the world as it is. Thats why early Sikh litterature calls it "Sansaar mein bani" (scripture about worldly affairs). It does not contain any spiritual guidance as such, - only moral and ethical. The purpose of it is to show the affairs of men and women in times of Peace, times of war, times of conflict, times of struggle, times of stress, times of deception and the reality of religious hypocracy.... Many of the stories regard people who were looked upto or feared in society (administrators, religios priests etc).. To attack their social status in the eyes of people - they are made fun of and exposed.... You read it as stigma of women, - others will read it as stigma of men as they are labelled as weak creatures that can't control their lust and merely follow their whims and Desires. Depending on who the reader is, the reader can find reasons to object to it. And this was probably also the reason why it was written. To smash reality into ones face. People today are too focused on the sexual content, but the lust for women or worldly things in the stories are often the medium for something else - warfare, social issues between husband and wife, conflicts in extended families etc. It basically shows that much of world drama is due to lust and attachment to worldly things. I dont really think many people would disagree with this - look at wars of today - often based on a fight/lust for ressources
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    Guest

    How to focus on point between eyebrows ?

    As per sant jagjit singh ji harkhowale, from body relative perspective- our atma resides in third eye point during awake(jagrat state). I found this technique below really helpful as well:
  46. 4 points
    Dear Manmohan Jee, feel free to express yourself about your queries or doubts, we are all seekers(of ruhaniyat) here. Whatever I have understood from Gurbani or Gurmat, you need to focus more on your Simran. There should be no confusions at all, as the Simran is the the eye opener, in the sense, that, from good Simran, one gets real gyan, tat and budh. You see, Simran is like rubbing the layers of filth on our mind against a sandstone. The Jot is alraedy in us, but, the more we rub it against the sandstone of Simran, the more the rust is removed, and the more purer we become, and so gradually by working more on it, a day will come when we are totally spotless. All the spiritual treasures, Akhand Jot, Shabad, Naam.... to the extent, that even Wahiguru the Supreme Being .... all this magnificence is within us already, it is only that we have to work on our spiritual cleaniness, which is possible only by His Simran alone. One has to be absorbed /drenched totally in Simran. Hold on to it, as a baby holds on the milk feed, means as our nourisher, and as our spiritual food for spiritual growth and maturity. And when once within, humbly pray Wahiguru, do Him an Ardaas right there, to guide you with His wisdom and bhaana for further enlightment. This is the most, what we people can do, the rest is His hukum only. Sat Sree Akal.
  47. 4 points
    sukrit kaur

    Last Post

    I'm too a sikh girl,nd been using this forum.Personally I've never thought about such kinda things like which jatha or taksal is dominating here or what's the personal views of anyone towards any jatha.I feel heartly disappointed,when I read such things.I mean What is jatha?? When one says he/she is a sikh ,then no question arises towards what jatha or taksal he /she is motivated.Once,I read a thread in this forum ,where I read some critical attacks on particular Jathas.I was deeply disappointed.I at once closed the thread,and yes there were tears in my eyes,that how could a sikh can attack other sikh's principles.From that day,I decided to never look on such threads.Yes,I 've never looked or popped in any thread beside Meditation threads.In general discussion ,sometime I just read the headings of threads.But I must say that Meditation threads are really spiritually uplifting and one gets answers of many questions he is looking for.People posting their are really gurmukh's.So I suggest you to not leave the forum.I'm not using any forum other than this one ,cause I think we shouldnt waste our time on forums.Just stay here and keep popping in meditation forum.I've read ur posts, and I must say that you're a spiritual soul.so,sikhi is not all about jathas or such kinda things.Sikhi is a straight path to meet our purkh irrespective of our worldy stature. Beside,here is no difference between men or women.Who can better understand about power of a woman beside a sikh? Hope you find your way. God bless! Gur fateh!
  48. 4 points
    Only an ignorant person can think that Satguru Sri Guru Nanak dev jee Maharaaj procreated as humans and animals do. Khalsa jee, do not try to apply ordinary human/animals activities to the Almighty. A person like me cannot even fathom the level of a Saint. Here we have Satguru jee who converted dacoits, perverts, robbers, murderers into saints. You guys can imagine the difference. ਗੁਰਿ ਕਹਿਆ ਸਾ ਕਾਰ ਕਮਾਵਹੁ ॥ गुरि कहिआ सा कार कमावहु ॥ gur kahi-aa saa kaar kamaavahu. Do those deeds which the Guru has ordained. ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਕਰਣੀ ਕਾਹੇ ਧਾਵਹੁ ॥ गुर की करणी काहे धावहु ॥ gur kee karnee kaahay Dhaavahu. Why are you chasing after the Guru's actions? Waheguru jee kaa Khalsa Waheguru jee kaa Fateh
  49. 4 points
    It never ceases to amaze me how Sikhs act to one another and how quickly they cross lines but at the same time if faced with an outsider or a bit of authority become the meekest of cats.
  50. 4 points
    Sat1176

    Samadhi

    I doubt anyone will count 12 breaths at the same time because like you say that would jeopardize the one pointedness. I think the point they are trying to convey is if one can sustain the one pointedness for roughly 12 breaths or more then you can conclude that you slowly learning to meditate even though it may be a very short duration. If we were to use the same argument one could say by using a mala you are also not completely one pointed because mental effort is going to be required to instruct your hand to move to the next bead which itself is a distraction. Its just different ways of encouragement and getting us motivated. Once you start enjoying the experience then all times and counts will vanish because the anand is the attraction.
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