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    Found this while reading a biography of a Thai Buddhist Monk. "Meditation is a good means for making a clean break with the unseemly business of the kilesas. Meditation techniques are arguably somewhat difficult to practice, but that’s because they are designed to put pressure on the mind and bring it under control, much like trying to bring a monkey under control in order to tame it. Meditation techniques are actually methods for developing self-awareness. This means observing the mind which is not content to just remain still but tends instead to jump about like someone who’s been scalded with hot water. Observing the mind requires mindfulness to keep us aware of its movement. This is aided by using one of a number of Dhamma themes as an object of attention to keep the mind stable and calm during meditation. A very popular method and one that gives good results is mindfulness of breathing. Other popular themes include the use of a word such as “buddho”, “dhammo”, “sangho”,or kesã, lomã, nakhã, dantã, taco in forward and reverse order, or meditation on death, or whatever theme seems most suitable. The mind must be forced to stay exclusively with that object during meditation. Calm and happiness are bound to arise when the mind depends on a particular Dhamma theme as a good and safe object of attention. What is commonly referred to as a ‘calm citta’ or a ‘citta integrated in samãdhi’ is a state of inner stability that is no longer associated with the initial object of attention, which merely prepared the citta by holding it steady. Once the citta has entered into samãdhi, there exists enough momentum for the citta to remain in this state of calm, independent of the preparatory object, whose function is temporarily discontinued while the citta rests peacefully. Later when the citta withdraws from samãdhi, if time permits, attention is refocused on the initial Dhamma theme. When this is practiced consistently with dedication and sustained effort, a mind long steeped in dukkha will gradually awaken to its own potential and abandon its unskillful ways. The struggle to control the mind, which one experiences in the beginning stages of training, will be replaced by a keen interest in the task at hand. The citta becomes unforgettably calm and peaceful once it enters samãdhi. Even if this happens only once, it will be an invigorating and indelible experience. Should it fail to occur again in subsequent attempts at meditation, an indescribable sense of loss and longing will linger in the citta for a long time. Only with further progress, as one becomes more and more absorbed in increasingly subtler states of calm, will the frustration of losing the initial state of calm be forgotten."
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    1) Don't get involved with intoxicants and make friends that are not involved in it too. 2)Put in much more effort in studies. 3)Start Naam Simran and stick to it no matter what happens.
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    Here is a page that dass found in a book which help most people to do simran
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    For me it would be for my 15-20 years younger self 1. Start working out since grade 7/8. It would give you the confidence to go through college and uni comfortably. 2. Stay away from a 10 year toxic relation that ate away your spiritual wealth. 3. Never get too excited or too happy 4. Follow your gurus hukum to the 100% especially control your eyes.
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    Spend more time with His bhagat jan. Have more Gurbani in daily life. Be aware and thankful at each and every step for His unbound grace. Understand better His bhaana and remain in His hukum.
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    Excellent thread and posts my fellow veers @Jageera @Ragmaala on here. I would do the following. 1). Used my time more wisely by learning my nitnem banis at a much younger age. 2). Did more malas simran jaap of waheguru simran and mool mantar. As i do wish i did a lot of simran bani jaap when i visted histrocial gurdwara sahib in india as a teenager looking back now. 3). Wish i had the knowledge and did the bir ras dasam banis when i was around 15/16 as that would have been cool. 4). Wish i had access to more books reading material especially the amount of books dass has now. 5). Looking back all i have to say is that it was all wahegurus hukam when guru sahib ji does kirpa on anyone to walk on this way of life.
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    We all on this path and learning together, here is my 2 cents- step by step process is not essential for everyone especially if one has tasted the direct path -grabbed narsingh directly (-narsingh symbolism of pure live atma-pure awareness) available all the time to everyone or narsingh(pure awareness) have grabbed you, even if its not essential then baby step by step process is highly recommended and safe for everyone as my veers lucky,soulfinder and sat pointed out- worked so hard/ lived example expereince on this thread to help others as there are some really good reasons for that- - Direct path alone is absolutely dangerous (living on razor edge sword its like hanging up a thread in high altitude) its not childs pay, its not yogi play its matter of grace but it will deprived you of everything-sleep you be in gyan jagrath, tired during day- while at job, cant funciton in gristh jevan, basic relationship, anti social, immense amount of bairaag, no hobbies, you be live awake but dead -hapazard awakening is very hard and emotionally and body tolling but dead while on this direct path, our sikh mahapursh would never propagate direct path as a general rule because there is no fall back- there are no steps, there is no grounding, when you fall you fall- miserably than try again again there are no stages advancement either you get swallowed alive in surrender devotion to atma or live it directly via gyan and become one with it or you not. 1 OR 0 non dual smadhi point. - There is saying you are entire ocean in a drop, imagine entire atomic atma grabbing this empty vessel- called body, without any preparations your thoughts/mind/ego be obliterated eaten alive by immense force of chaitna/Narsingha- pure awareness/consciouness. It effects your way of being with paradigm shift in much more more profound way will take time reintegrate pure alive awareness back in your body fully once it does then there is harmony. I was also explained this by sant jagjit singh harkhowale in a similiar way. - Direct path or not, everyone needs grounding in our sikh tradition- sargun bhakti-nine form of devotion towards sri guru granth sahib ji, shabad surat. Thats why sri guru granth sahib ji and our sikh mahapursh have given an framework- bhagti- sargun, seva, gurbani vahiguru mool mantar mantar abhyas kirtan, shabad surat with direct aim to get to direct path step by step slowly, its very safe for everyone. One can also tries the direct path (bhagti of self) while in those states while you have build up the ladder via- bhagti, seva, kirtan, shabad surat- fall back/grounding- No problem!, Fall back is safe you are back in body - senses, where you also feel bliss of kirtan, nine different forms of seva of sri guru granth sahib ji, shabad dhun then try try again slowly, sure its absolutely frustrating (especially if there is direct path-nirgun chaitan bhram -LIVE/ALL THE TIME-available moment to moment for everyone as backdrop ) you need pateince/steele nerve but trust me is safe, safe and safe for seekers especially in this western world where you gotta do your job, feed your family, raise your kids. Sant baba isher singh ji rara sahib barsi coming up, i invite everyone who respect saints to read ishavar amalok, framework is given there. Narsingh-reference:
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    Ps. And stick to Waheguru Gurmantra and do intense kamai, and stop jumping from one mantra to another.
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    sarabatam

    Advaita Vedanta

    Sorry the reason i know all of this is because i am just learner and researcher of sikhi-estoeric concepts, i m not a authority, i've spend good time studying what is bhramgyan in theory and try to study mind of bhramgyani by asking lot of open ended questions. I already have a camera, if someone gives me mic i can be proper journalist and interview sikh mystics and bhramgyanis. Lot of people are afraid asking questions to enlighten souls but whats there to be afraid, they dont bite, they are quite loving.
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    I wish bhai jagraj singh was still alive, to deal with two faced muslim and christian missionaries, no one can match him in terms of parchar in modern day, he really put them in their places. No one is sikh freind unfortunately... both hindu and muslims nationalist are no freinds of sikhs. One sikh is sava lakh no issue there but we got too many divisions amongst ourselves. No one can hurt us if we are united but unfortunately we are not... only one iron can cut other iron.
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    sarabatam

    Tribute to saints of sikhism

    dhan dhan dhan jay aya jis parsad jagat tereya
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    Soulfinder

    Tribute to saints of sikhism

    Excellent thread veer ji. Here is another similar one dass found to the you posted veer ji
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    Dhan Sri Krishan Ji Maharaj, August 12.
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    Veer ji we should contact our sikh media channels based in the uk midlands. Also contact youtube groups such as nanak naam and basics of sikhi to raise more awareness of this great site. Could distrubute leaflets flyers of the website at gurdwaras,nagar kirtans etc. Also a facebook,instagram page should be made as well or at least think of how and what to post on there etc.
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    sarabatam

    Advaita Vedanta

    Adi sankara said- World is illusion, brahman alone is real, world is brahman. Adyashanti famous zen advaitic mystic goes on to say- these are not philosophical positioning/stand points rather they are in stages for spiritual seekers. Gurbani holds the similar position- Shalok nauvan- world is dream or illusion Vahiguru is alone reality / Asa di var and anand sahib- final non duality reality- World is reality/brahman. Eh Vish sansar tum dekhde eh har ka roop hai har roop nadri aaya | Our sikh mahapursh-knights holds the very similiar position as well- Sargun- vahairakh sata- where there are divisions in state of mind- seeker-devotee/ sargun saroop vahiguru - nine forms of bhagti / as seeker goes to formless meditation - porakh/aporakh gyan and feels non dual reality- paratamik sata only in everyone and - Nirgun Chetan Bhram- Pure Light ALIVE Ocean of Awareness in perception - they keep it simple, they live in sky of awareness - Chida akash/paratma akash- always at peripheral level--AFOR- Non fragmented thoughts -one pointdnesss, since they are peripheral level feel non duality all the time- they don't see multiplicity - they dont see different bodies, fragmented thoughts into various bodies or personality/duality- they see and feel unity everywhere as Non dual - advait- chaitan braham- pure awareness- Sat Chit Anand.
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    Guru_Ka_Daas

    Need Advice Help

    Shri Waheguru Ji Da Khalsa, Shri Waheguru Ji De Fateh,Satsriakal to all my brothers and sisters on this forum. I hope everyone is safe and sound along with their family and friends. I needed some advice or suggestions from my fellow Sikhs. I do my daily required prayers, I try to stay positive, I do socialize and try to stay happy but my life has been continuously troublesome and negative. Please see below of how it’s negative and need tips suggestions to improve my life:1. My father passed away when I was 6 years old, was attached with him a lot.2. Struggle in family disputes, arguments, struggle in studies 3. Betrayal from family and friends 4. Continuously obstacles keep happening no matter how hard I try to succeed in life 5. Wife left forever so ended up in divorce.6. No siblings it’s just me and mom the house feels empty.7. Attempting re-marriage but women these days either have behavior problem or attitude not good, or they want to pressurize the guy in their own ways. I am not understanding that despite my devotion to Waheguru / Gurus / Banis why is everything negative happening and no good outcome happening? I don’t drink I don’t smoke I don’t get angry but there is just something wrong somewhere something is not right
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    Guru_Ka_Daas

    Need Advice Help

    Thank you to both of you for replies, I really appreciate it. My mother’s grandmother used to say, “Purbala Da Likha Paiyea”. It is quite possible that previous birth karmas is the reason of my suffering, sadness, obstacles and betrayals which I am getting. I do think of these things a lot in my life, for example many bad people in this world but when they turn to prayer, or start doing good deeds, their life changes for the good - so how is that a possibility? While when I see good people do good karam they still suffer or bad people do bad yet they are blessed in every way of life...some things seem confusing though I am no guru so I cannot complain I can only accept my fate
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    harsharan000

    Need Advice Help

    SSA Guru ka Daas jee, Please bear in mind that everything that happens, does not happen just like that without any apparent reason though beyond our understanding, but only due to our very own past karam, not because we are doing something wrong now. Your present devotion towards Waheguru is only to get strength to face any ups and downs in life, for He is our true friend and anchor at all times. This is a common mistake which most of us make, for we think that if we devote ourselves to Him, nothing bad will happen to us. The law of karma, is His also His hukum, which nobody can alter, it is only that we do not see nor know the burden of karmas we are carrying on our heads. Waheguru is also known Dayal Purukh, He is all mercy and love, He does not deliberately send us any pain or discomfort, and to know Him, we have to arise within ourselves by doing the bhakti which takes us within, there where He is, once within, and having His darshan, then only we get that finer understanding, and then only will we able to say : tera bhaana meetha laagay, then only our faith in Him will be strong like a rock, meanwhile we will be quite shaky whenever we receive the blows of our own karmas, nevertheless we should stay at His door at all times and circumstances , in that lies our welfare. Stay blessed. SSA.
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    Soulfinder

    Need Advice Help

    Wjkk wjkf veer ji. First of all i would like to welcome to you to the website as this is your first thread post on here. What you have written is really sad and its horrible that you have had to go through all of this through out your entire life. Send me a private message so you can help open up more on there if you are comfortable with that. As i know what you are going through is terrible. Have you thought getting help from the doctor regarding these issues ?
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    Veer ji you are 100% correct and spot on as i agree with you as they haven't got even 1% knowledge of our dharam granths nor they read from them is why they lack practical experience.
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    It's worrisome that so many Sikhs either don't think about hell or don't believe in hell. When the mention of hell comes in Gurbani, they may think it's figurative, and there is no actual physical place called Hell. But as many of you know, hell is real. It doesn't matter what you think or whether we believe in it or not, reality is one, and it doesn't change to your thought. In Asa di Vaar, and Shalok Sheikh Freed Ke, and throughout gurbani, hell is made quite apparent. They say, you can hear people screaming in hell. If you google whether sikhi believes in heaven or hell, this is what comes up, "Sikhs do not believe in heaven or hell. Heaven can be experienced by being in tune with God while still alive. Conversely, the suffering and pain caused by ego is seen as hell on earth." And there are many articles that spread this type of thought, saying hell is just a "state of mind." I would like to hear your guys thoughts. In my opinion, this (hell is just a mind state) is a very dangerous belief to have, and it's very worrisome.
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    The preachers never talk a out it because they have no first-hand experience of it just like everything else they preach about. They are not bramgianies or advance souls. Their knowledge is all parrot fashion learning! They just repeat everything they have learned by rote in various different ways in various different times and venues. They never reflect on anything they learn that’s why they all come across as superficial unable to communicate a deeper understanding of Gurbani. Best is do your own reflections and meditations on what you learn yourself. This helps to expand your understanding and you are better able to make sense of the teachings.
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    Soulfinder

    Pracheen Panth Parkash

    Credit goes to the original uploader as dass found this excellent prodcast on sri panth parkash granth in english https://m.soundcloud.com/user-754069420/tracks
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    ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਦੂਜਾ ਕੋ ਨਹੀ ਏਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ Har Bin Dhoojaa Ko Nehee Eaeko Naam Dhhiaae ||1|| Rehaao || Without the Lord, there is no other at all. Meditate on the One and only Naam, the Name of the Lord.
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    Gurfateh veer, how are you doing? How close are you in panthic circle in india ? I need to promote our sikhawareness.com bit more.. i will have some funding for this very soon..any ideas? Send me private message.
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    This divine protocol exist beyond intellectually and materially visible world, although it is transition through this one. One can only grasp this protocol if s/he actually belief in past and next life and vital role of devotional love.
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    ok my 2 cent take, both male and female power/control should be given, surrender, centralized to sri guru granth sahib ji, guidance via hakumnamas. Now sri guru granth sahib is giver of salvation its not a rule book to live your socio-economic mundane life (i wont bring prem sumarag granth due to controversies) . All though if you have your spiritual life- approach your life from top, ordained by sargun saroop ishat guru - sri guru granth sahib ji then your social, economic life should also flow spontaneously with minimal clash course with each other, as per divine will-Hakum rajai chalna. I am not fan of human examples as shabad is eternal but best example in our history - bhagat kabeer and his wife-mata loi thats what i've learnt from the divans.
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    ragnarok

    Abhyaas and Simran

    sorry I didn't have time to expand on this when I wrote it. Kirtan is Gurbani. Even if it's Dharna kirtan a la Rara Sahib, the message is that you should jap naam. If someone has that opinion I would get as far as possible. One of the most confusing things about finding a murshid is that so many of the techniques of Gurmat overlap with techniques used for bad intent. People can dress themselves up like a Gursikh, and pretend like they are the real deal but underneath they can be, basically, spiritual thieves stealing your kamai. They will dress up their message with lots of truth but stick in a little grain of falsehood that enable them to harm you. Even if some of them are legit to begin with they can fall into the trap of maya on the way and get attracted to Sidhi etc. My take is that if I were to look for a murshid I'd go to places where there is a long lineage, such as Bhai Daya Singh Samparda, for example
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    Missionaries are using misusing lines from SGGS to try and deny that hell does not exist. This needs to be countered by given correct explanations of gurbani. One of the missionaries more common lines to use is : ਕਵਨੁ ਨਰਕੁ ਕਿਆ ਸੁਰਗੁ ਬਿਚਾਰਾ ਸੰਤਨ ਦੋਊ ਰਾਦੇ ॥ (ਇਹ ਲੋਕ ਆਖਦੇ ਹਨ ਕਿ ਕਾਸ਼ੀ ਵਿਚ ਰਹਿਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਸੁਰਗ ਮਾਣਦਾ ਹੈ, ਪਰ) ਨਰਕ ਕੀਹ, ਤੇ, ਵਿਚਾਰਾ ਸੁਰਗ ਕੀਹ? ਸੰਤਾਂ ਨੇ ਦੋਵੇਂ ਹੀ ਰੱਦ ਕਰ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਹਨ; What is hell, and what is heaven? The Saints reject them both. Missionaries say that this line proves that there is no heaven or hell. But they mislead with the word "ਰਾਦੇ " (ਰੱਦ) which does not mean "reject" but means "ERASE" or "removed/destroyed" etc. This line in Gurbani is saying that "the Saints have erased love/desire for heaven and fear of hell." In the context of Bhagat Kabir Ji's shabad it is telling us about people's superstitions of dying in certain places which would determine what would happen to the soul after death of the body. The whole Shabad: ਤੂੰ ਮੇਰੋ ਮੇਰੁ ਪਰਬਤੁ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਓਟ ਗਹੀ ਮੈ ਤੇਰੀ ॥ You are my Sumayr Mountain, O my Lord and Master; I have grasped Your Support. ਨਾ ਤੁਮ ਡੋਲਹੁ ਨਾ ਹਮ ਗਿਰਤੇ ਰਖਿ ਲੀਨੀ ਹਰਿ ਮੇਰੀ ॥੧॥ You do not shake, and I do not fall. You have preserved my honor. ||1|| ਅਬ ਤਬ ਜਬ ਕਬ ਤੁਹੀ ਤੁਹੀ ॥ Now and then, here and there, You, only You. ਹਮ ਤੁਅ ਪਰਸਾਦਿ ਸੁਖੀ ਸਦ ਹੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ By Your Grace, I am forever in peace. ||1||Pause|| ਤੋਰੇ ਭਰੋਸੇ ਮਗਹਰ ਬਸਿਓ ਮੇਰੇ ਤਨ ਕੀ ਤਪਤਿ ਬੁਝਾਈ ॥ Relying upon You, I can live even in the cursed place of Magahar; You have put out the fire of my body. ਪਹਿਲੇ ਦਰਸਨੁ ਮਗਹਰ ਪਾਇਓ ਫੁਨਿ ਕਾਸੀ ਬਸੇ ਆਈ ॥੨॥ First, I obtained the Blessed Vision of Your Darshan in Magahar; then, I came to dwell at Benares. ||2|| ਜੈਸਾ ਮਗਹਰੁ ਤੈਸੀ ਕਾਸੀ ਹਮ ਏਕੈ ਕਰਿ ਜਾਨੀ ॥ As is Magahar, so is Benares; I see them as one and the same. ਹਮ ਨਿਰਧਨ ਜਿਉ ਇਹੁ ਧਨੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਮਰਤੇ ਫੂਟਿ ਗੁਮਾਨੀ ॥੩॥ I am poor, but I have obtained this wealth of the Lord; the proud are bursting with pride, and die. ||3|| ਕਰੈ ਗੁਮਾਨੁ ਚੁਭਹਿ ਤਿਸੁ ਸੂਲਾ ਕੋ ਕਾਢਨ ਕਉ ਨਾਹੀ ॥ One who takes pride in himself is stuck with thorns; no one can pull them out. ਅਜੈ ਸੁ ਚੋਭ ਕਉ ਬਿਲਲ ਬਿਲਾਤੇ ਨਰਕੇ ਘੋਰ ਪਚਾਹੀ ॥੪॥ Here, he cries bitterly, and hereafter, he burns in the most hideous hell. ||4|| ਕਵਨੁ ਨਰਕੁ ਕਿਆ ਸੁਰਗੁ ਬਿਚਾਰਾ ਸੰਤਨ ਦੋਊ ਰਾਦੇ ॥ What is hell, and what is heaven? The Saints reject them both. ਹਮ ਕਾਹੂ ਕੀ ਕਾਣਿ ਨ ਕਢਤੇ ਅਪਨੇ ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੇ ॥੫॥ I have no obligation to either of them, by the Grace of my Guru. ||5|| ਅਬ ਤਉ ਜਾਇ ਚਢੇ ਸਿੰਘਾਸਨਿ ਮਿਲੇ ਹੈ ਸਾਰਿੰਗਪਾਨੀ ॥ Now, I have mounted to the throne of the Lord; I have met the Lord, the Sustainer of the World. ਰਾਮ ਕਬੀਰਾ ਏਕ ਭਏ ਹੈ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਸਕੈ ਪਛਾਨੀ ॥੬॥੩॥ The Lord and Kabeer have become one. No one can tell them apart. ||6||3||
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    Guru Gobind Singh Ji Ne Ghor Kalyug , Dharamrai Ate Jamdoot To Bachan Da Kehra Soukha Tareeka Dasiya
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    Dass found this katha track about ghosts where Sant Waryam Singh Ji mentions their dreams and a saakhi of Sri Maan Sant Baba Jawala Singh Ji Maharaj Harkowale
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    Preachers may or may not talk of the hell..... But Guru Jee for sure tells us that: ਨਾਉ ਤੇਰਾ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰੁ ਹੈ ਨਾਇ ਲਇਐ ਨਰਕਿ ਨ ਜਾਈਐ ॥ Naao Thaeraa Nirankaar Hai Naae Laeiai Narak N Jaaeeai || Your Name is the Fearless Lord; chanting Your Name, one does not have to go to hell. Further on He tells us: ਜਮ ਦਰਿ ਬਧਾ ਚੋਟਾ ਖਾਏ ॥ Jam Dhar Badhhaa Chottaa Khaaeae || Bound and gagged at Death's Door, they are brutally beaten. ਬਿਨੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਕੋ ਸੰਗਿ ਨ ਸਾਥੀ ਮੁਕਤੇ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਵਣਿਆ ॥੪॥ Bin Naavai Ko Sang N Saathhee Mukathae Naam Dhhiaavaniaa ||4|| Without the Name, there are no companions or friends. Liberation comes only by meditating on the Naam Moreover, again He tells us: ਜਮਕਾਲੁ ਤਿਸੁ ਨੇੜਿ ਨ ਆਵੈ ਜੋ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਵਣਿਆ ॥੬॥ Jamakaal This Naerr N Aavai Jo Har Har Naam Dhhiaavaniaa ||6|| The Messenger of Death does not draw near those who meditate on the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. He clearly warns us, that only thse who meditate on His Nam, shall be saved, for even the messenger of death dare not come near them. We do not have to be very intelligent, thus to understand, that those who do not do this bhakti as seen in the verses above, shall be drowned in the terrible hell of the wheel of "chaurasee ka ckakar" where only severe pain and agongy exists. What other bigger hell can there be? Guru Sahiban do not want to frighten us with te reality of hell, but rather motivate and uplift us, with the gyan of ultimate Truth, His sachaa Nao. Life by itself is a hell, for we are already away from Him since so long, and alas, we do nothing to make the most of this golden opportunity of human birth, by running after all other external practices, except that one, of the jaap of the gurparasd of His Nam, as per throughout the Bani. Stay blessed. SSA
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    It is very true what you say, but I would also add, that hardly anyone either talks about Waheguru, Nam, Shabad, and Sach Khand. Gurbani clearly and repeatedly tells us what to do in order to please Him, thus get His kirpa and cross the Mahabhavsagar. Then, who is to be blamed? Kalyug is in full force, and if we do not profit ourselves from the Light of Truth as described in the Bani, we are likely to get derailed. It is by taking the Medicine that one gets "cured", not by reading, or repeat it memorizedly, nor looking at the prescription; and no matter even if one does so 24/7. On the other side, just by taking the 2 or 3 doses per day, as prescribed, one regains good health, which in our terms is "sanity". Sarab rog ka aukhad Nam. SSA.
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    Veer ji its a really important subject which you are 100% correct that nobody touches especially our religious preachers. Here is a few thread links i have posted on this subject which is worth looking at and hope helps it answer as i feel the same as you that everyone is not aware of the existance of hell.
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    JIN PREM KIYO TIN HI PRABH PAYO
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    Tiger Skin is only for those Mahanpurush Karak Avtars who are sent and certified by Nirankar Ji themselves to perform certain duties in this world. Its one of the highest representation and symbolism of Shakti and Bhagti. Bhagti sitting on Shakti,i.e. Bhagti with full control over Shakti. Shakti is the creative form of Nirankar Ji. Dusht Daman ji also used tiger skin during their meditations, and even helped A form of Shakti to fight against Demons, by manifesting many tigers from the Tiger Skin. Sitting on a tiger has way advanced symbolism than our minds can comprehend. Tiger is also the mind that we have to kill in order to meet Nirankar ji. .. Guru Granth Sahib ji mentions that Bhagat Kabir ji also used deer skin as his asana. Having said the above, what does it mean for a common householder like you and me ? We should just acknowledge it and thats it. Skins are not going to do anything for us. For us, a simple clean sheet to sit on or a simple woolen asana should suffice. An asana basically stores your vibrations so it assists in meditation as a beginner. Even if we dont have an asana its ok. More important than anything, TRUE SELFLESS LOVE IS ALL THATS NEEDED IN BHAGTI!
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    Here is reference to upanishad of atma gyan made from japji sahib teeka:
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    There are many passages within the Gobind Gita that links it to the Khalsa. I studied it some years ago and came across many passages similiar to this: These teachings apply equally to the Khalsa It was for the benefit of the Khalsa, that Krishna discussed these topics. etc. Sarbloh Granth at many Places also Refer to the Gita and Upanishads
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    This link is about Bhagvan reasons for sitting on tiger skins, pretty much covers all thoughts of Saints http://www.arunachala-ramana.org/forum/index.php?topic=30.0
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    paapiman

    Nine types of Bhagtee

    Quote SGGS Ang- 71 Bhagat Navaie Parkara.There are nine forms of devotional worship Baba Tirath Singh Nirmala in his translation of Pundit Gulab Singhs Bhavrasamrit (p42-44) mentions the nine limbs of Bhakti which are referred to in the Sikh tradition as the Nvai Parkar (Nine methods):1. Sravan - hearing the divine* praises.2. Kirtan - singing the praised of the divine.3. Simran - remembrance of the divines name.4. Padsevena - service and offerings at the divines feet.5. Archana - worship the divine.6. Bandana - prostration before the divine.7. Dasyam - developing feeling or emotion of being the divine's servant.8. Sakhyam - cultivating the emotional bond of friendship.9. Atma Nivedana - surrender of the self to the divine. Unquote (N30SINGH)
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    According to Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj, the tuk indicate humility beyond limit of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj, and meant to test the love and devotion of a sikh, if a Sikh is scared of hell by not worshipping Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj as a Parmeshar then he fails. This does not mean that Dasam Patshah was not Parmeshar, He was indeed, and rhetorically how can a form and jot of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj, Himself Nirankar is not Nirankaar. Baba Nand Singh Ji steering doubter and literal devotees of mental gymnastic, simplified that even if that tuk is true, then if by saying his Name we go to hell, then so be it, it a question of limitless love, pure and simple. The part of the Bachan are referred in the video: http://www.sikhvideos.org/vids-d.php?id=3 Bhul Chuk Maaf Ji
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    Lucky

    Jang Jaswal Near Death Experience

    Interesting! Some of you may be aware that I had experienced a NDE and was in a coma for nearly a month...but I don't go into details on an open forum. This guy was talking about it just after a year... but in all honesty...it takes more than a few years to put all the pieces together and understand it. I can usually comprehend the genuine NDE descriptions,so I will give my opinion on this one....and it is fairly genuine, except that I think he hasn't fully understood and realized yet ! My opinion is that he did come from one of the heavenly realms before his life on earth. The fact, that in this life, he rejected God, the power, the divine...... is why he was susceptible to all the darker and negative energies which accounted for his numerous illnesses. The easiest way to think of how these energies work is to think of your 'SOUL' or God energy as that which exists as a white light. The more attached to God and the more God realized ---->>then the brighter and stronger the energy of this white light. Stronger white light in a body---->>>makes the body less susceptible to energies of dark light... this also means poot, pret, jantar mantar, curses, black magic...and all that.... are less likely to affect such body. Then on the other hand, if a person has hardly any white divine light in them---->>> then, their bodies are more likely to be consumed by the darker and depriving energies of ill health, disease, depression...and even suicide. Think of "GU-RU"...from darkness to light ! He witnessed the Cosmic arrangement and from what he was trying to explain as really fast travel--->>>was about the real ''interstellar'' cosmic shift through light years of space in no concept of time!... 5th dimension! This is how "Gobind"-(Lord of the Universe)....shows you what your existence really is. It is tailored for each individual, which is why, No two experiences are ever exactly the same !.... OR they wouldn't be called experiences. He said that wherever he was, "in this valley"... he felt comfortable and at home to say!....... that's because he had come from there originally, which means he was already out of lakh chaurasi before birth! (not sure if some of you will get this...can explain later) Basically, the only way that he could move up from any of those heavens to sachkhand.. was by taking birth as a human again.... and from some of the heaven loks, you can actually do this by choice or will. Human birth-existence, means---->>> live out or bhog your karams,, which are basically the weight that hold you into a realm. However, his denial and complete lack of dharam (one of the four padaraths)----->>> predisposed him to the darker energies of ill-being and ill health. But the biggie for him was the Blessing of GRACE and KIRPA by Akaal Purakh..........so that he got another chance to complete his duties. This is HUKAM--->>>None of us can ever explain how or why. This is what happens when you get thrown back into lack chaurasi again......the jamdoots come and club you with the iron dhandey, tie you up in shackles and lead you away as Kabirji says in gurbani. You see, this guy was already out of the lack chaurasi from his previous janam, which is why he went straight into some lower/middle heaven lok--->>>since, he cam from there originally. The other point is that as Guru Tegh Bahadurji describes...."This janam and life is just like a dream, when we wake up(which is when we die),-->> we realize that none of this life was real." If you just imagine that when you are in a dream---->>It all seems quite real when you are in it...the people,.....the interactions,.... everything.... will seem like a reality in the dream state...... But, when you wake up-->>You realize that it wasn't real after all,.... it was just a dream, and now you are in the reality...dam-gotta getup in 30 mins and go to work In the same manner,.... Death is like the waking up from this matrix illusion. A reason why there is a difference within NDE descriptions is,.. because it depends on what and where you were from in previous janams. Lakh chaurasi is the complete universal cycle and then there are all the heaven loks that go from lower to higher realms but there are some levels after which you cannot ascend unless you have human birth. The ascension within realms can happen, but this is in the ones where jamdoots take you, where you have to realize, learn and accept all your dark wrongdoings. So for eg,, you may end up in the dark pit of where all the murderer jivas are.... You will enjoy their company until you realise, accept and learn your own shortcomings and sin of murdering.....in doing so, you will be able to rise above the rest, as your inner light will get brighter.... then you move on to the next lessons.....and so on..... The MAIN point that I can stress is that, when a soul jiva is in this Human Life form---->>> This is it's only chance to jap, meditate, get the one-pointed awareness......so that it can go straight --->>> Sachkhand. The Direct one way plane ticket that Guru Nanak Ji has taught us-->>Nanak naam jahaz hai In the Video, Mr Jaswal has got some idea about his mind-no thoughts-...etc...because he mentioned it a few times....But he hasn't quite said that he has deciphered the message that he must Jap and meditate. This is why he was given the second chance. As I stated above, I don't go into details about my NDE on an open forum, but I can tell you all that the main message and duty that I came back for was ...Jap, Simran ..and bhagti on His Name. That was the ONLY thing I knew I had to do but I had never done it previously. In fact, I was never even spiritually inclined in any way.........so it took me a couple of years to work out how to get going and do bhagti. The Dhan/Wealth of Naam is only carried forward from this realm of human life. Sat Sri Akaal
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    dalsingh101

    Advaita Vedanta

    ਪਰਮਾਤਮ ਹੈਂ ॥ ਸਰਬਾਤਮ ਹੈਂ ॥ Jaap Sahib
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