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  1. 9 points
    If I agree with what someone has said I will like. Please don't lecture me on what I should and shouldn't like. I'm not aware of liking any post with nindaya and recall only liking one post today by Sukh_preet where I agree with her view about sharing. This whole topic is about sharing. I find it annoying when people come on here and say don't share and try and discourage others from talking further. As if they are the naam simran police. It's so demotivating and infusing paranoia into people's head to think negative and watering the seeds of doubt (bahm). No one is forcing anyone to share what they don't want to and those that do are happy to do so. We will never learn if we don't ask. I am personally grateful for the cyber sangat I have met on this forum. Some I've now become good friends with and have met personally. If people got access to mahapursh by all means go have 1-to-1 conversations and keep your conversations gupt as you please. There is no need to be post in this topic. None of us here claim to be experts. Just simple Sikh brothers and sisters walking on the path and trying to help where we can like we wished we had when we were starting out. We don't have all the answers and sometimes keep quiet if we don't know. We may be able to direct you to someone who may know but there is no pressure on anyone to do anything. Some people just have allergic reactions when anything spiritual is discussed as if some major sin is being committed. This forum broke the taboo topic of experiences. Those of us who shared aren't suffering or regret talking about it. Any shortcomings are our own or were supposed to be a passing phenomena, not because we talked about it and Waheguru took it away. Experiences come and go. It is very disappointing to see newcomers coming onboard seeking advice, only to be discouraged about sharing something that maybe troubling. I think it is sad since it may have taken them courage to write and post in the first place. I've seen the same members do it again and again. If you don't believe in sharing keep out of the this topic. Stop enforcing your views on others. We have all had some kind of experience whether big or small. When you first encounter something strange and out of the ordinary it does trouble you. If it happens again well and good. If it doesn't then no big deal either, just stop being negative about it. Just keep moving forward. Where is the average Sikh supposed to go who are not associated with any Jathabandi or those who respect all Jathabandi but are not attached to any? We Sikhs are our own worst enemy at times, constantly trying to pull each other down from the legs trying to hinder progress through indirect negativity, rather than encouraging each other and saying keep climbing. Where are we going to learn about naam, simran or bhagti? It certainly isn't discussed in 99% of Gurdwaras near me. I'm pleased to say this forum is one great resource for those interested on the path of naam simran. No one is on a ego trip or judgemental of those who wish to do naam simran. Everyone helps where they can and encourages where possible. There is so much knowledge contained on this site with links that has taken years to accumulate. We didn't have a clue where to look years ago. It was like searching for a needle in a haystack of where one should begin. What technique should one adopt as a beginner? What was the sounds, tastes, smells in our heads? Why was our bodies shaking etc? So many brothers and sisters came forward and said to hell with this hidden gupt view, stood up and said we are not afraid to talk about it and are having similar experiences and issues. We want to learn, share and make progress. As we found more information on the path we shared so other's don't waste time searching like we had to. Hopefully what is being shared is helping those start their journey quicker than if everyone was working at it alone. So much time is wasted looking for answers or direction. Bravo friends, God bless you all.... Waheguru kirpa karan.
  2. 8 points
    I pretty much never intervene in conflict but I think it’s necessary right now This portion of the site is dedicated to sharing experiences. Simple. No arguments, no treguni posts. Nothing. If you guys want to discuss something, send each other a personal message. That’s what a lot of us do. We talk directly with each other in private conversations. I would recommend doing the same, especially if it’s a personal issue. People who don’t believe in sharing their spiritual experiences, also usually believe in not reading about them either. People who don’t share, typically feel susceptible to their ego feeding off of the compliments. People who don’t read, don’t want their mind tricking them during their own meditation. I understand where some of you come from. That’s why if you share, make sure you remember it’s waheguru within you experiencing waheguru. And nothing more. And if you read experiences, make sure you do your bhagti in gurmat with Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as your reference. Sharing will help you verify the validity. Sharing is what helped me progress. @Sat1176kept me accountable and @Lucky gave me guidance. We moved together as a family and all made progress. We all came to this site as beginners with little to no experience. We did not argue, fight or compete against each other. We cared and lifted each other with compassion. We changed each others lives for the better because we shared openly, kept each other accountable, shared our knowledge and made sure each and every one of us was doing well and on track. It was our love for one another that kept our bhagti strong. It’s hard to believe this family was formed over 6 years ago. Time really flies. That being said, I want this argument to end here. If you need to say something to one another, send a direct message. But I’m hoping the posts after this post will solely be about experiences and guidance rather than small talk and arguments. I want you guys to treat each other with love and respect. You are a sangat parivaar. Your bhagti will thank you later.
  3. 7 points
    Just had an amazing experience. I was just laying down and heard my pulse but also found myself chanting "vahe-guru" with each heart beat. I tried to see if I was making up things so I tried to stop it but it didn't stop. It just kept going. My body was completely still like one in deep sleep to the point I thought I wasn't even in my body anymore.
  4. 6 points
    Hello everyone, I know it's been a while since I've been here but I really needed time to myself to grow and really push myself. I thought I'd post an update now that a few major breakthroughs have occurred. I know some of the terminologies and content may not be easily understood by a lot of people, but I don't want to expand too much on the individual experiences. The point of this post is about getting over plateaus and keeping yourself open minded during your journey. 1. I spent a few years listening to shabad and looking at Prakash during my sessions. Things were going well and dhoor would even come at times and I'd be blasted upwards. But I was still running into the same issues. I would get to a point where the mind would rise upwards to a certain point but there would always be a thought that came in the way that would bring me crashing back down. Don't get me wrong, life was great. Shabad was and always has been changing my life. I was constantly happy and in bliss. Parkash put me at ease within moments of looking at it. I was completely satisfied physically, emotionally, mentally and tregun-wise I felt absolutely no pain. But I hit a major plateau in terms of my actual spiritual journey and progression towards merging with the divine. 2. I really stepped things up and started listening to shabad 24/7. Looking at parkash whenever I closed my eyes. Even externally, looking at all the lights and stars and flashes. Even keeping my dhyan on that layer of subtle energy that exists between the eyes and Maya. This had an even greater affect. I felt the same joy and whenever I put my dhyan into shabad. It would completely absorb me. Like sinking into water. But as per crossing the mind over and using dhoor to elevate it, I still had struggles. Not sure if it's because of my age and lack of years of practice (I'm 22 years old, I haven't been doing Bhagti for as long as many people here, I haven't even been alive for as long as a lot of people have been at their bhagti, so I do have a long long long way to go). However, once you're already this deep in, you don't want to waste time running in circles. 3. Long story short, I even went to the extent of asking people on this site for help. Visiting multiple, multiple, multiple saints. I kept getting told techniques. None of them worked for me. Not sure if it was my own incompetence and inability to understand the techniques (which is highly possible) but either way, nothing was working and I continued to grow "spiritually frustrated". 4. One day things clicked when someone reminded me of some of the Advaita Vedanta type techniques and affirmations in gurbani ("Tu Kun Re"). And I just decided to sit and watch. This technique had done me wonders years ago and really pushed me to the point where I was experiencing a lot of spiritual experiences before I had the ability to keep dhyan with shabad 24/7. But here's the catch - I had stopped practicing what worked for me because I got caught up in listening to other people instead of listening to my own atam - So all these years I had stopped using this technique because no one else around me was using it. I had become very closed minded thinking it was a waste of time. 5. Another long long story short - I decide to completely immerse myself into that technique. It came natural to me because I had practiced it pretty intensely back about 5 years ago. Except this time it was a completely different ball game. I wasn't just "the witness" in front of tregun. I used the witness awareness while listening to shabad and looking at parkash. And it was insane. I began using it while walking around. Breaking down each thought. Looking at everything aspect of life and the mind and questioning their origin. Then questioning the body that perceives this sensory information and then questioning the one who processes the sensory info... until tregun was no more. Walked around a park completely thoughtless and lost in shabad (which was LOUD due to how clear the mind was sitting). 6. Being completely still internally, I walked to a bench where my body just collapsed and I sat down in a meditative posture - no thought taken - no intention to go into meditation - it just happened. Also no intention to do anything advaita vedanta related but naturally the mind asked a few more questions in regards to the internal and on-going shabad and parkash. I'm not going to record those questions because they are still questions I am internalizing today and do not want to share them publicly. But at that moment, life changed forever - there was a big ball of light that felt like it came out of somewhere (to this day, I don't know where it came from) but it just exploded at that point and it felt like it consumed me and there was nothing left of me. My eyes were still closed and I was still sitting on the bench, but it were as if I ceased to exist. Absolutely nothing was left, no time, no space, nothing. But an infinite and formless presence existed. And I did not feel a difference between myself and that presence. So many shabads and analogies in Gurbani just clicked. I understood things in ways I've never understood before.... tu tu karta tu huwa... mujh meh reha na hu...... The only way I can put things into words is by saying "infinite" and "formless" but even that does not do justice to what was experienced that day. 7. Eventually, I opened my eyes and came back into my body - but even then, there was almost no feeling of time or space left. I live in Canada and it's cold. I had absolutely no feeling of touch or temperature. The only sensory information that was coming in was sight and audio. This was followed by a lot of laughter. A lot of laughter. I don't know why I was laughing so much. Possibly because I realized there had never been a difference between god and I. Everything had always been one. I just felt as if my being was infinite. I had always existed. I stayed in this state for a few hours and there were so many realizations that came to me in that time frame. I really wish I could write them all down but I feel like this post is already long enough. I just sat there for hours contemplating on all of these new realized secrets. I remember at the time my god-sister sent me a video over text and these were the messages I sent her in that moment (note: I was still lost in the experience and was still coming back down into the body so my typing was really off so please pardon the typos, I'm copying and pasting everything word for word): - "i cant watch this right now" - "but waheguru has s everywhere’s" - "i did simran all fay" - "i hit something big" - "waheguru will take care of everything" "thats it" 8. I later came back down and was completely normal again and was able to send this text message: "I felt like everything is waheguru. inside and out and i felt like i could talk to god and i felt taken care of and that there was no need to stress over anything and that ive never been seperated, god has always been here and waheguru is taking care of everything and i felt like moving forward, I need to take care of the people around me. It felt like it was a seva that was given to take care of them emotionally, physically, etc i’ve come back down and into the body and i feel all my senses again. But i learnt so much about myself. But what’s sticking with me right now is that waheguru is here and everywhere. Intellectually we’re told this. But for the first time in my life I felt it and right now all thats needed is to stay with shabad and i felt so much love for everyone. and i just wanted everyone in the world to know that waheguru is going to take care of everyone and everyones going to return back to waheguru" Another message that was sent the next day: "it was about 2-3 hours. I was walking outside and it felt as if all the trees and leaves were alive. and i was talking to them telling them not to worry, their suffering will end and everyone will go back to waheguru one day. and i didn’t want to touch them because it felt like they were all in pain. and on a religious level i realized there’s no point in trying to preach or debate with anyone. Everyone has their own cloud of ego and talking to them isn’t enough to remove it. and as per life, it felt like there was no need to stress over anything. Just live life day by day. don’t overthink. just let things happen. It felt like god was in control of every aspect and everything in life has happened due to god’s orders. And when i was sitting down with my eyes closed, it felt like there had never been a difference between god and I. At that point i started laughing really hard.: 9. This experience did not stay permanent - I feel like it was a trailer of what could happen if I keep putting in the hard work ..... Or maybe it was God saying "congrats you dummy, you finally came out of your bubble and listened to yourself. This happened mid December. There's a lot more I need to say and update on. My everyday experiences are a lot different now and a lot of big things are happening. But I feel like this post is already long enough. Thank you to everyone here who has helped me and continuously encouraged me throughout my journey. Sending you all nothing but love. I hope everyone keeps growing and progressing forward everyday... Although forward may not be the best word... there is no direction in this infinite realm.... no back, front, left, right or centre.... waheguru just is.
  5. 6 points
    Simran Stages In terms of a layman AJAPA JAAP is the spiritual condition of a person when the Simran goes on an auto pilot mode in your Surat and then in Hirdey and so on as explained below. It means that Simran becomes a round the clock thing inside you, Simran doesn’t stop at any moment, it carries on and such a condition comes with Gurkirpa and after a lot of Bhagti Kamai or can also be attained with the Kirpa of a Puran Braham Gyani. The normal sequence is as follows: 1. Jaap with Tounge – Rasna – this happens in Dharam Khand 2. Jaap with the breathing – with Swaas – this happens in Gyan Khand and Saram Khand 3. Then Naam goes into your mind – Surat, in your thinking, then it becomes Simran from Jaap – this is a very good stage – this happens in Saram Khand and Karam Khand – some people go into Smadhi at this stage. 4. The next stage is when Simran goes into Hirdey – this one is even much higher stage when Naam goes into Hirdey – this is where it goes on an automatic mode, this is where the real bhagti starts, one goes into Smadhi and Sun Smadhi– Karam Khand – this is when you go into Smadhi and the real bhagti starts, your bhagti account is opened in the Dargah. 5. The next stage is when Simran travels to the Nabhi, when Nabhi Kamal blossoms – Karam Khand 6. The next Stage is when Simran goes into Kundlini – Mooladhaar Chakkar and spine – Karam Khand 7. The next stage is when Simran travels through the spine to the brain, and back to Surat where it completes the cycle. This is what the real Mala of Naam is. When this happens then the Gyan Netter and Dassam Duaar opens and you form a permanent connection with Akal Purakh, you start to get divine knowledge – Braham Gyan. This happens in Sach Khand. Enjoyment – Anand in Smadhi and Sun Smadhi is beyond description. That is why the Maha Purakhs go into very deep meditation some time for days together. You experience a lot of things during your Smadhi and Sun Smadhi, see a lot of things, it is beyond description what happens and through what you go when you go into deep meditation. This is the stage when all the doors – Bajjar Kapaat are opened and there is a continuous flow of Amrit, body is always full of Amrit. 8. The Simran in Smadhi and Sun Smadhi continues until NIRGUN AND SARGUN becomes one, at this point Simran goes into rom-rom – every bit of your body does Naam Simran, your Suksham Dehi becomes as pure as gold, your entire body is filled with Naam Amrit all the time. You become Braham Leen, and reach Atal Awastha. These stages are beyond description. Sat Chit Anand Ghar Hamare – Gurmukh Rom Rom Har Dhyae – Nirgun Sargun Nirankaar Sun Smadhi Aap, Apan Kia Nanka Apan Hi Fir Jaap and so on. One lives in Puran Parkash all the time and listens to Ilahi Kirtan – Anhad Naad Dhunis all the time. It is just incredible experience. This is when one becomes Sat Ram Dass and is directed by the Almighty to serve the Sangat. And this is what your target should be when you have been prompted to move on the Bhagti Marg. Following is the benefit sequence: Jaap with Rasna 1000 times = Jaap in Swaas one time Jaap in Swaas 1000 times = Simran in Surat one time Simran in Surat 1000 times = Simran in Hirdey or elsewhere one time So Simran in Hirdey and beyond is the most rewarding one. Again some people might think we are getting into counting the benefit, and it is correct to say that we should not indulge in counting, but it is just a way to make the Sangat understand that which way and where Simran will bring what kind of rewards. The 1000 numbers signify that the rewards of Simran in Hirdey are much higher than doing Jaap with Rasna. If you do Jaap with Rasna your Rasna will become pavitter – pious, by doing jaap in along breathing – swass your swass will become pious – pavitter, by doing Simran in mind-Surat-Chit- mind will become pious – pavitter, and that is what you need to do to make your mind pious – pavitter, that is how you will have control on your mind – MAN JEETE JAG JEET – MAN TU JYOT SAROOP HAI and you will be able to rise above Panj Doots – KAAM, KRODH, LOBH, MOH, AHANKAAR AND ALSO ASA, TRISHNA, MANSHA, NINDYA, CHUGLI, BAKHILI, RAJ, JOBAN, DHAN, MAAL, ROOP, RAS, GANDH, THESE THUGS – MENTAL SICKNESSES. And when Simran goes in to Hirdey – and Simran will go to Hirdey by itself with Gurkirpa only, and so in Chit, Hirdey will become pavitter – pious and a pious Hirdey will become Mahaparupkari and Dana Dina, NIRBHAO, NIRVAIR and so on, it will start to absorb all the vital qualities of Akal Purakh and will become a Puran Sant Hirda, and will achieve JIVAN MUKTI – PARAM PADVI-BRAHAM GYAN. The true definition of a Sant is not by wearing a chola – outside dress and outside rituals, it is the Hirda that becomes Puran Sachyara – completely truthful and that – HIRDA IS SANT and when the Naam Rattan goes into Hirdey – jad naam rattn Hirdey vich jad da hai taan Braham Gyan di neev rakhi jandi hai ji, so please try to understand it and put it into your daily lives to get Naam Rattan planted in your Hirdey – then naam goes to Nabhi and spine and so on, and again it happens by itself and with Gurkirpa and not by our own efforts, it will happen only under Hukam. Again higher state of AMRIT IS NAAM AMRIT and – PRABH KA SIMRAN SABH TE UNCHA – HAR SIMRAN ME AAP NIRANKAARA – KINKA EK JIS JEE BASAVE TAKI MAHIMA GANI NAA AAWE – HAR KE NAAM SAMSR KICHU NAAHIN – TUDH BAAJH KUDO KOOD – EH DHAN SANCHO HOWO BHAGWANT, so please try to make your life cleaner, rise above Panj Doots, kill your desires and don’t indulge in Nindya, rise above all the doubts – Dubidha – Dharam De Bharam – follow the Braham Gyan of Gurbani in your daily lives, become a Puran Sachyara – completely truthful person, serve the truth and achieve your goal of Jivan Mukti. As you continue on this path, and as you make more and more progress by following and living according to Gurbani, and Simran is the most important ingradient over here, and you become more and more Sachyara, your Atmik Awastha will keep on moving upwards through the Five Khands.In Sach Khand you reach Chad Di Kala – this is a very high stage of spirituality, it is the completeness stage, it comes only after reaching the Atal Awastha, means when the soul is always in the Nirlep Awastha, means can’t be distracted or deviated due to any happening around you, doesn’t bring any doubts and bharams in side you concerning the Gur, Guru and Gurbani, it is the highest stage of bandgi, it is the Puran Braham Gyan Stage, Param Padvi Stage, the Sach Khand Stage, when nothing can break you up from the Gur, Guru and Gurbani, when you have completely won over the maya. The soul becomes a single vision, no worldly sukh or dukh can effect it, no animosity with anybody, no effect of ustat or nindya, always absorbed in Almighty, always doing good to others, no harming or hurting of anybody, win over panj doots, desires and maya. This state of Chad Di Kala comes through Naam. In Gurbani this is what the Satguru’s prayed to God if it is in God’s Will, that Naam Chad di kala be given to EVERYONE IN THE WHOLE WORLD FOR THEIR UPLIFMENT. ‘Nanak Naam Chad di kala. Teray Bhanay Sarbatt Da Bhalla.” When you are this state you also help others to reach it too. That is a SANT reason for being in this world.
  6. 6 points
    I think naad refers to the divine word. This where the ringing or deep humming originates from. It's the single ek shabad that made creation and is present in everything and everywhere. Anhad bani is difficult to explain but may be easier to understand as the gyan coming through and from the naad. It is the bani, that has no akaar , that one hears via the naad. Just like the bani in sri guru granth sahib that gives us gyan via akhar(words), the anhad bani has no letters or words. If that makes sense?
  7. 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.
  8. 5 points
    Saw this online today on social media and i was really happy reading this article as it is really rare to hear about such gurmukhs in todays kalyug http://dailysikhupdates.com/man-does-entire-akhand-paath-in-one-sitting-48-hours/?fbclid=IwAR2xIKvKbDt2HdrKYcjpF5Id_9rKGwjZ5YrRsYvGzVYwoQDF_ojmY4ul3Z4
  9. 5 points
    That's really good and commendable at the same time. Now this material is open/available, this should really be used for speeches at uni's and gurdwareh. Cos believe it or not, the average girls/families targeted for such abuse are those who are not interested in sikhi per se, more the kaan peen nagar kirtan attending folks..bless their cotton socks.. This is not as easy as it sounds, which most do not get.. only because this will get out girls from prostitution (lets be real)..which is the goal i expect..its not a root cure.. It leads the question as to why certain girls fall for the mirpuru (predominantly) pricks... drugs sex alcohol.??.. Ive got my own bullet points, but id like to ask others, apart from dalsingh who knows his shit,... Question to people on this forum, why and how do you think young sikh girls are groomed?? To admin, let there be no holds barred for this topic, let it flow man..
  10. 5 points
    The above 2 post by Lucky and Sat veerji help with some contrast. It is really difficult to explain since characteristics change as you climb. Maybe easier to imagine the naad or divine word (mentioned), as a baseline sound. After all, it is the sound that exists everywhere and from which all creation was created. The anhad bani, akath katha, sehaj dhun, toor etc.. all come from this origin. 1) The journey starts when you first begin to hear it faintly. (ring/hum coming from naad) 2) Encounter other sounds as you progress and these are first heard whilst in maya. 3) After going through various maya sounds which I see have been referred to as pavan shabads on previous posts, the person eventually gets into deeper void(sunn). (maya sounds is my way of describing sounds where seeker is still in maya and not in 4th chautha padh) 4) In chautha pad(outside maya), more experiences occur like 5 shabads again, anhad bani, akath katha.... until eventually you get into the true baseline naad again. This time it's different since you are hearing outside if tres-gun maya. You could say it's the true naad and some gurmukhs actually only refer to this sound as the naad. Hence, the confusion. Nevertheless, it's still coming from same source and is still that baseline. Difference is whether you hear it in tres-gun or outside of tres-gun. This is my understanding. Bhul chuk marf if it's contrary to what other gurmukhs or bhai saab may explain.
  11. 5 points
    Warning: Keep alert
  12. 5 points
    Thank you again, and now I completely understand why did you want to share the post with me. Actually while looking for a way of not sleeping, by the grace of guru ji's, I found how to do rom rom simran. what you shared I also started doing for last 10 days. I am going to keep on practicing this. I am making good progress but wants to do rom rom simran all the time instead of me focusing and starting this by controlling my breath and moving the focus on heartbeat and then naval pulses. I hope this will start automatically at some time. Thank you again for sharing this, It confirms that I am moving in the right direction.
  13. 5 points
    Mooorakh

    Simran help needed!

    Yes darling that's wat I mean. .. And I really don't understand why sinful?? I mean is it something bad or wrong we are doing intentionally?? It's something natural.. If it's wrong then he's at fault he's committing sin not me. I have mentioned it before.. This is something that a woman should be proud of... As it makes her productive... BTW Simran is food for soul. Do we stop eating during periods?? Rather since we r physically not that active during these days, we can put in more time for Waheguru ji Haina??
  14. 4 points
    Lucky

    Some strange noises

    Good. As Sat says above, these are correct. The jerk/jhatka is from your surti try to leave and connect into sunn. Sometimes, you may get a sudden feel as if you were "falling" downwards or may sense that you kind of tripped to a descent or fell. <<- This is when surti has risen upwards to akash tat or above and wasn't able to get further. It descends back down all of a sudden. There are physiological explanations for all of these on basis of muscle contractions(troponin & tropomysin), movement of ions like Ca and Mg at muscle level and Na, K at neurological ...as you will be aware in medical field.... but the truth is that Sukham actions/subtle behavior ----> leads to physiological changes AND vice versa. Do more saas saas and antarghat simran. The faint sound you hear will start opening up LIsten to this inner voice. Try to identify it. It doesn't come by thinking. It comes from letting go and not using the mann. The mann always calculates to reach a solution for ego. When you step out of this network you can connect to the "aatmic' voice. It takes practice but you begin to understand if decisions/choices are hukam or manmat(mind calculated).
  15. 4 points
    Kudi hoke 2-3 vaari Sorry, apologize bolgi agli. Hor kedi dust leni Tu veere?? Sangat here is really helpful. We should not bring our egos in between. Anyway I was planning to share an experience here today and let's bring the thread to it's real form. As moorakh bhn shared levels of amrit Rass yesterday, I wanted to confess that Amritrass not only appears but disappears too. I had a big argument in the family about a month ago and I said a few things in rage as anger took over me, which I regretted saying later. But I lost all the amrit Rass from my mouth. I regret it so much. I was so sad. So sorry. Though I wasn't wrong in putting my point just that in heated moment I hurt someone's feelings in the way I said it.. It took me a month to apologize and convince waheguru ji and make up for what I have lost. I have now got it bck but at the beginers level only. Please I am putting this here and in sweet taste thread, so that anyone who is going through this may not commit the same mistake I did. Waheguru
  16. 4 points
    Bhen ji i do apologise if i have upset anyone with the post i made. I do like it a lot the threads and all the hard work thats been put in by our satkaryog members on here. But it was just the things i had heard in katha that made me say what i wrote. I am not a expert on this subject so do forgive me if i have written anything to offend or upset anyone.
  17. 4 points
    Everyone is a beggar; God is the Great Giver. The Treasure of Virtue is the Infinite, Endless Lord. That person, unto whom God grants His Mercy - that humble being chants the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. ||3||
  18. 4 points
    Mooorakh

    Sleep during meditation

    Baba Nand Singh ji was very high ' kamai' soul ofcourse, who had janms of Naam Dhan. His practices were more ' yogic' - we are not ' kinka' equivalent- so if we follow not sleeping for days ( years is obviously far unimaginable) we would loose some brain nerves or mental balance - for that matter. We can't even think of following his life style like shedding Maya totally ( he never touched money- left family- wore negligible clothes- even in super cold weather, ate nothing for days). This is like Dhanna ji or Namdev ji who took their elders words' literally and sat to ensure that Thakur would eat ( laavo bhog Har Rai) - similarly Baba Nand Singh ji took it literally that Gurmukhs never sleeps.. and Waheguru being ' bhaav Bhagat ka bhookha' got them across!! I wish we were also away from these ' chaturaaiyaa' and meet our Gopal with such 'bhole bhaav'...
  19. 4 points
    Sat1176

    Sleep during meditation

    I still believe that you need rise above any body awareness yet mind stays awake. How to get there is the challenge.
  20. 4 points
    Sajjan_Thug

    Going across Bhavsagar

    When the child at the time of birth comes out of the mother’s womb, the connection between the mind and the Creator at the umbilicus center gets severed. This end is called mool (the root). This forms one shore of the Bhavsagar. Gurbani says: mUl duAwrY bMiDAw bMDu ] At the root, the shore of Bhavsagar is controlled (like a dam). (SGGS 1159) The other shore of bhavsagar is located between the eyes (where there is an edge of sehaj sunn); the flow of vital air (pawan) keeps changing. On opening of the nine doors and vital air entering in through mouth. The mind then merges with the air. This spot forms the other shore of the Bhavsagar. shj guPw mih Awsxu bwiDAw ] After crossing the Bhavsagar, the mind sits in the cave of celestial bliss. (SGGS 370) The space between Dharan (belly button) and upper end of the Sukhmana channel is called Bhavsagar. duhw isirAw kw Awip suAwmI ] KylY ibgsY AMqrjwmI ] He Himself is the Master of both ends (Bhavsagar). He plays and He enjoys; He is the Inner-knower, of hearts. (SGGS 277) The Supreme Father maintains His subtle spiritual connection and union with the mind through the vital breath. So we have to engage in Waheguru (Guru’s shabad) Simran completely attuning and absorbing our consciousness in the vital air. Inhaling we have to chant ‘Wahe’ and listen attentively to the sound produced (dhun). When exhaling, chant ‘Guru’and listen to the sound with focused awareness. Thus chanting Gurmantra when inhaling and exhaling, wall of falsehood (between the mind and the supreme soul) will be demolished and the mind will cross over to the fourth dimension. (Chautha paad) Thus crossing the ocean of worldly desires, ambitions and craving (Bhavsagar). Rom Rom Simran: Consciousness manifests in every cell of the human body. It is this consciousness that yums (the minions of death) snatch out at the time of death. This results in agonizing pain. To escape this agony all manmukhs pray for mercy. But to escape Yums noose, we have to do rom rom Simran; so that, we can master the technique of withdrawing our consciousness from our cells and bring it back at will. In this way we can freely go to and come back from our Nij ghar (The Tenth Door, home of mind). This Simran (rom, rom Simran) is done only after one has become an adept in swaas, giraas technique (inhale, exhale method). In this method when surat (consciousness) has become attuned to the Shabad, breathing is briefly held and the sound of Gurmantra (Waheguru) is synchronized with the heartbeat. This will cause every cell to vibrate and resonate with the beat of the sound current of Gurmantra synchronized with the heartbeat. Gradually, every thing that one will come in contact with will seem to be chanting ‘Waheguru, Waheguru’in spontaneous and continuous stream of divine sound. This method of Simran is called ‘rom, rom simran.’ about this Gurbani says: gurmuiK roim roim hir iDAwvY The Gurmukh meditates on the Lord with every cell of his body. (SGGS 941) roim roim rivAw hir nwmu The Lord's Naam permeates each and every cell. (SGGS 1144)
  21. 4 points
    Lucky

    Confused about Kundalini /Rom Rom

    Satsriakal ji . I hope you find answers to help clear doubts Yes, we want to go upwards from mooldhara. There is a lot of dormant energy there and the idea is to direct it upwards. This technique is good also and makes sure that the "flow' is upwards. I've come across a few people that have successfully got to anhad using this technique...so give it a try and see how you get on. Personally, I used the saas graas "wahe" in and "guru" out technique. I wrote some detailed instructions some years ago on the meditation thread if you've come across it. Mooldhara- I'll give you my personal understanding from learning and experience. I don't recommend putting dhyian there, if anything, you could start with putting a little awareness on the navel as per saas graas instructions at first. This helps during first stages when the sevak is trying to build a repetitive maan-dhan habit for doing simran. Once you get going, then the dhyian should be on the dhun of gurmantar only whilst doing saas graas... Hope that clarifies a little.
  22. 4 points
    @Sat1176 @Lucky @BhagatSingh I remember years ago (and even months ago) I used to complain to you guys about how getting to dhoor and blasting the mind out of the body was such a difficulty. But I can successfully say that it's almost as if it's a walk in the park now. Did about 5-10 mins of chanting simran with a friend the other day (in a noisy public place) and the mind was ready for blast off. I still get stuck in that middle point where it feels like the minds about to launch (but never does). But even getting to this point never felt possible. I'm just working on cutting down the amount of time it takes. There was even a day where it was almost immediate. But I think it takes roughly 5 mins on average (down from 2-4 hours when I was stuck in my bubble). Btw: this was some solid advice which I can finally follow now. Almost 4 years later. But one thing to note: I'm starting to realize, these blasts may not be a journey outside of the body... perhaps they're a journey inward?
  23. 4 points
    Uniting Nirgun and Sargun in Sunn Samadhi is a very high spiritual stage. When an ordinary person is blessed with it, they are transformed into a Sat Hirda. This is what happens when our Ardas is heard in the Dargah and we are blessed with this GurParsaad. This is a GurParsaad of a very high order. When the Nirgun and Sargun become one in an ordinary person then a Puran Sant Hirda is born. When an ordinary Hirda is transformed into a Sat Hirda in all physical and divine senses, then a Puran Braham Gyani comes into existence in the world. When the Nirgun and Sargun becomes one inside a person moving on the Bandgi path, He completes His Bandgi and is blessed with Puran Braham Gyan and achieves the Param Padvi. Nirgun is the One who is beyond the three aspects of Maya and cannot be seen with the physical eyes. He can only be seen and experienced with the divine eye, Dib Drisht – Gyan Netter. Nirgun is the divine super infinite power that we call “Ik Oankaar Sat Naam Karta Purakh Nirbhao Nirvair Akal Murat Ajuni Saibhun(g).” Sargun is the One who is present in every creation and operates the creation. This is the divine power that runs every creation. In human beings it is the life element, it is the soul that runs the physical body. It is the divine power present in the form of Sat Sarovars as a part of the Suksham Dehi which is the soul. This divine power is responsible for making us breath and pumping our heart. It keeps all of the organs of the body functioning and the body alive. In the same way this divine infinite power is present in every creation and keeps the creation running and operating. This divine power keeps the fire contained in the wood. The same divine power keeps hydrogen and oxygen together and makes it water. However, these are two completely incompatible elements and cannot be stored together. One is highly combustible and the other one is a catalyst for fire, but they are held together in the form of water which sustains life. Nirgun and Sargun become one when we are blessed with this divine wisdom that our physical body, which is part of Sargun, has been created by the Nirgun and is being run by the Nirgun which is the Infinite Divine Power – Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar Ji. This divine wisdom is called the Puran Tat Gyan, Puran Braham Gyan. Just as our physical body, which is Sargun, is the creation of the Creator and is run by Akal Purakh’s Nirgun Infinite Divine Power, so in the same way, every creation is created by the Creator and also run by His Infinite Divine Power. The Infinite Divine Power that runs the individual creations, being present in individual creations, is called His Sargun Saroop. The Infinite Divine Power that is beyond the three aspects of Maya is called His Nirgun Saroop. When the barrier of Maya is removed, then there remains no difference between the two. Sargun and Nirgun become one within us and such a soul merges with the Nirgun Saroop and becomes one with God. It is the Divine Truth that when we go beyond the three aspects of Maya and defeat Maya and kill our Haumai, then we being Sargun become one with Nirgun. Then there remains no difference between Nirgun and Sargun. This means merger in God. Also, since every creation is run by this Sargun Infinite Divine Power, this is how Akal Purakh is omnipresent and runs the entire creation. When Nirgun and Sargun become one in a person moving on this divine path of Bandgi, then the mind, Hirda, soul and body is taken over by the Infinite Divine Power and that person goes into a state of complete silence. This is a state completely free of thoughts and is called Sunn Samadhi. This is the highest level of Simran because when this happens then the entire mind, Hirda, soul and body goes into Naam Simran and is absorbed in Amrit. When we go into Sunn Samadhi then we are unable to tell how much time has passed. There remains no effect of time and space. In fact, we go beyond time and space during that period when our mind, Hirda, soul and body goes into complete silence. This stage of Bandgi has been called Maha Parmarath in GurBani. “Sunn samaadh maha parmarath,” this means that Sunn Samadhi is the most rewarding state of mind, Hirda, soul and body. When we go into Sunn Samadhi then whatever may be happening physically around us does not register. We do not hear anything; we have no thoughts at all in our mind and our Hirda, soul and body are filled with Amrit – we are in a state of complete eternal bliss. In Sunn Samadhi, our mind, Hirda, soul and body enters into complete peace and wherever there is complete peace there is complete silence and God appears right there and then. Our Rom Rom vibrates with Naam. Every cell of our body enters into Naam Simran. Our body is filled with Amrit. All of our Sat Sarovars become enlightened and overflow with Amrit. All of our Bajjar Kapaats open, including the Dassam Duaar and we are blessed with Panch Shabad Anhad Naad music in our Dassam Duaar on a continuous basis. This stage of spirituality and divine bliss is basically, beyond description, it can only be experienced and cannot be explained. When Nirgun and Sargun become one then there is a complete takeover of our mind, Hirda, soul and body by the Infinite Divine Power and all of our senses and body come under the Puran Hukam of Akal Purakh Ji. Those who are blessed with the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva, when focused on Naam Simran for long sessions go into Sunn Samadhi in a short period of time. The ones who dedicate and surrender themselves completely to the Guru with Tunn, Munn and Dhann are blessed with this stage of Bandgi very soon. Please keep in mind that your dedication and surrender at the Sat Charans of your Guru is not complete unless these actions are filled with trust, devotion and love for your Guru and also that there is no difference between the Guru and God. The ones who think that there is no difference between God and Guru are blessed with the GurParsaad of Sunn Samadhi very soon. The various stages of Naam Simran are explained with GurParsaad next. Please take some time to read this divine writing and to benefit from it. There are people whose life hae been totally transformed by Guru Daata Karta just by reading this divinely blessed writing. The Stages Of Naam Simran Ajapa Jaap is the spiritual condition of a person when Naam Simran goes on automatically in their Surat and then in their Hirda and so on as explained below. It means that Simran doesn’t stop at any moment day or night even whilst sleeping, talking, walking or eating. It carries on internally automatically and such a condition only comes with the GurKirpa and after a lot of Bhagti Kamai or can also be more easliy attained with the Kirpa of a Puran Braham Gyani. The normal sequence is as follows:- 1. Jaap (reciting) with the tongue (Rasna). This happens in Dharam Khand. 2. Jaap with the breath (Swaas). This happens in Gyan Khand and Saram Khand 3. Naam goes into your mind (Surat), into your thinking. It now becomes internal Simran and is no longer oral Jaap. This is a very good stage. This happens in Saram Khand and Karam Khand. Some people go into Samadhi at this stage. 4. Simran goes into the Hirda. This a much higher stage. This is where it goes on automatically and where the real Bhagti starts. One goes into Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi. This happens in Karam Khand. When you go into Samadhi the real Bhagti starts because your Bhagti account is opened in Dargah. 5. Simran travels to the Nabhi Chakra (navel area) and the Nabhi Kamal (lotus) blossoms. This is also in Karam Khand 6. Simran goes into the base of the spine area called the Mooladhaar Chakra and activates the Kundalini Shakti to rise up the spine. This is also in Karam Khand 7. Simran travels up through the spine to the brain area and back into the Surat where it completes the cycle. This is what the real Mala of Naam is. When this happens then the Gyan Netter and Dassam Duaar open and you form a permanent connection with Akal Purakh. You start to get the Braham Gyan directly from God. This happens in Sach Khand. The Anand (enjoyment) in Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi is beyond description. That is why the Maha Purakhs go into very deep meditation some time for days on end. You experience a lot of things during your Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi; see a lot of things; meet a lot of Sants and Gurus; see Param Jyot; have conversations with the Sants and Akal Purakh and even more that is beyond description. This is the stage when all of the divine doors, the Bajjar Kapaats are opened and there is a continuous flow of Amrit filling the body. 8. The Simran in Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi continues until Nirgun and Sargun become one. At this point Simran goes into Rom Rom, meaning that every bit of your body does Naam Simran. Your Suksham Dehi becomes as pure as gold. Your entire body is drenched with Naam Amrit all of the time. You become Braham Leen (absorbed in God) and reach the Atal Awastha. These stages are beyond description and GurBani explains it best, “Sat chit anand ghar hamare,” “Gurmukh rom rom har dhyae,” and “Sargun nirgun nirankaar sunn samadhi aap, apan kia nanka apan hi fir jaap.” One lives in Puran Parkash all of the time and listens to Ilahi Kirtan (divine inner Kirtan) all of the time. It is just an incredible experience. This is when one becomes Sat Ram Dass and is directed by the Almighty to serve the Sangat. This is what your target should be when you have been prompted to move on the Bhagti Marg. Just to illustrate how much more powerful one stage is than another, we can put it like this:- 1000 x Naam Jaap with the Rasna = 1 Naam Jaap with the Swaas. 1000 x Naam Jaap with the Swaas = 1 Naam Simran in the Surat. 1000 x Naam Simran in the Surat = 1 Naam Simran in the Hirda and beyond. Doing Simran in the Hirda and beyond is the most rewarding. Just doing Naam Simran once in the Hirda is 1000,000,0000 times more powerful than doing 1 Jaap with the Rasna.. Some people may think that we are getting into counting the benefit and it is correct to say that we should not indulge in counting how much Simran we have done as God is beyond calculations and it will just lead us into ego. However, this example is just a way to make the Sangat understand the differences between Jaap and Simran of Naam. The numbers above are not exact calculations, but just a way of saying that the rewards of doing Naam Simran in the Hirda are phenomenally higher than doing Jaap with the Rasna or Swaas. However, for beginners if you do Jaap with you Rasna, your Rasna will become Pavitter – holy. By doing Jaap along with your Swaas, your Swaas will become Pavitter. By doing Naam Simran in your Surat, your mind will become Pavitter. This is exactly what you need to do to make your mind Pavitter. This is how you will gain control over your mind, “Munn jeete jag jeet,” “Munn tu jyot saroop hai.” This is how you will be able to rise above the mental sicknesses of Panj Doots, Trishna, Nindya, Chugli, Bakhili, Raj, Joban, Dhann, Maal, Roop, Ras and Gandh. When Naam Simran goes into the Hirda it does so by itself under GurKirpa and makes the Hirda Pavitter. A Pavitter Hirda then becomes Maha Parupkari and Dana Dina, Nirbhao, Nirvair and so on. It begins absorbing all of Akal Purakh’s vital qualities and becomes a Puran Sant Hirda. It achieves Jivan Mukti which is the Param Padvi and receives the Braham Gyan direct from Braham. One does not become a Sant by wearing a Chola (white religious dress, symbols, long hair, turban, mala and so on) and following religious rituals and conducting religious ceremonies. The true definition of a Sant is the Hirda that becomes Puran Sachyara (completely full of Truth). The Hirda becomes a Sant when the Naam Rattan (jewel of Naam) goes into the Hirda and becomes the foundation stone. Please try to understand what a Sant truly is and pray to get the Naam Rattan planted into your Hirda too. After being planted in the Hirda the Naam goes into the Nabhi and spine and so on. All of this happens by itself under GurKirpa and not by our own efforts. It will only happen under Hukam. The higher state of Amrit is Naam Amrit and “Prabh ka simran sabh te uncha,” “Har simran me aap nirankaara,” “Kinka ek jis jee basave taki mahima gani naa aawe,” “Har ke naam samsr kichu naahin,” “Tudh baajh kudo kood,” “Eh dhan sancho howo bhagwant.” So please try to make your life cleaner by rising above the Panj Doots, killing your desires and not indulging in Nindya. Rise above all the doubts, Dubidha and Dharam Ke Bharams. Follow the Braham Gyan of GurBani in your daily lives. Become a Puran Sachyara, serve the Truth and achieve your goal of Jivan Mukti. You will make more progress on this path by following and living according to GurBani. Simran is the most important ingredient in GurBani. By living according to GurBani and doing more and more Simran, you become more and more Sachyara – full of Truth. Your Atmik Awastha (spiritual state) will keep on moving upwards through the five Khands and in Sach Khand you will reach Chad Di Klaa. This is a very high stage of spirituality. It is the completeness stage. It comes only after reaching the Atal Awastha. This is when the soul is always in the Nirlep Awastha meaning that it cannot be distracted or deviated no matter what is happening around you. Regardless of what is going on around you no doubts and Bharams come inside you regarding the Gur, Guru and GurBani. This is the highest stage of Bandgi. It is the Puran Braham Gyan stage; the Param Padvi stage; the Sach Khand stage when nothing can break you from the Gur, Guru and GurBani. This is when you have completely won over Maya. At this stage you:- · become single vision, · are unaffected by worldly Sukh or Dukh, · have no animosity with anybody, · feel no effect from your Ustat or Nindya, · are always absorbed in the Almighty, · are always doing good for others, · are not harming nor hurting anyone, · have won over the Panj Doots, desires and Maya. This state of Chad Di Klaa comes through Naam. The SatGuru’s prayed to God that if it is in God’s will, then Naam Chad Di Klaa be given to everyone in the whole world for their upliftment, “Nanak naam chad di klaa. Teray bhanay sarbatt da bhalla.” When you are in this state of Chad Di Klaa you also help others to reach it too. That is a Sant’s reason for being in this world. Returning to the meaning of this Astpadi, for the Guru all are same, each one of the Sangat is equal and has equal opportunity to be blessed with this GurParsaad, but our spiritual progress depends upon how much we give up at the Charan Sharan of the Guru. Our gains are according to our dedication, surrender, trust, devotion and love for the Guru. Many people complain that they are not able to focus on Naam Simran and that they cannot sit very long for Naam Simran. The basic reason for their inability to focus on Naam Simran is their lack of dedication, lack of complete surrender, lack of trust, lack of devotion and love for the Guru. Bandgi is very simple and easy – just give up everything at the Charan Sharan of the Guru and Guru will take care of the rest. We humbly request at the Charans of those who complain about very little or no spiritual progress despite them living a very religious life for a long time, to dedicate themselves at the Charan Sharan of the Guru in a practical way,. Giving Tunn means dedicating yourself to Seva with your physical body such as long sessions of Naam Simran. Giving Munn means literally following the words of the Guru and giving Dhann means giving one tenth of your earnings at the Charans of the Guru. All of this should be backed with trust, devotion and love for the Guru and if you do so then there is no negative power that is powerful enough to stop you from being blessed with the GurParsaad. Astpadi. jab akaar ih kachh na daristaytaa. paap Punn tab kah tay hotaa. jab Dhari aapan sunn samaaDh. tab bair biroDh kis sang kamaat. jab is ka baran chihan na jaapat. tab harakh sog kaho kiseh bi-aapat. jab aapan aap aap Paar Braham. tab Moh kahaa kis hovat bharam. aapan khayl aap varteejaa. nanak karnaihaar na doojaa. 1. Sunn Klaa is the highest divine power of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji. It has been described in GurBani that the entire creation is created by the Creator using His Sunn Klaa. Sunn means complete silence, complete peace and Klaa means the divine power. The following GurParsaadi article describes this Salok by Dhan Dhan SatGuru Nanak Patshah Ji, “Sunn Klaa Aprampar Dhari.” This Divine Truth explained in the following article is that Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji was sitting Himself in Sunn Samadhi for a very long period of time before He created Himself and His Naam and then He created the creation. Complete silence and complete peace has therefore, been His Infinite Divine Power. The ones who go into this state of mind, Hirda, soul and body are blessed with the Infinite Divine Power which transforms them completely. Then for them, the Nirgun and Sargun becomes one when everything is taken over by the Infinite Divine Power. The person in this stage sees, feels and experiences the presence of this Infinite Divine Power in every creation and when this happens then there remains nothing else to know or do. The Omnipresent One is seen everywhere, everything is seen happening with this Infinite Divine Power, the logic ends, and Infinite Divine Power takes over. Sunn Klaa – God’s Highest Divine Power Of Complete Silence This article aims to give a glimpse of the Total Truth. Dhan Dhan Shri Paar Braham’s highest and most powerful divine status which is described by the following Shabads:– · Sunn Klaa: God’s highest divine power is that of complete silence. · Sarabh Klaa Bharpoor: God is full of all the super divine powers. · Aprampar: God is the self-created Creator who is Infinite, has no boundaries and has no dimensions. · Sarav Viapak:. God is omnipresent. · Agam Agochar: God cannot be seen or observed through the five senses. The Divine Eye, Dib Drisht, is required to see, hear and feel Him within. The entire creation has originated from the Sunn Klaa, this is God’s highest divine power of complete silence and complete stability. As well as being the highest divine power, Sunn Klaa is also the highest level of spiritual attainment. This is where the soul experiences perfect silence as there are absolutely no thoughts and no distractions in this state of complete stability. Sunn Klaa is the state that Dhan Dhan Shri Paar Braham Parmeshwar has remained in for countless Ages. This is the state in which He lives and this is where He can be realized. Any soul which reaches this level of complete silence achieves and realizes Him, that is also why GurBani says, “Sunn smaadh maha parmarath.” This is where the soul merges with the Almighty. This part of Infinity is Braham Himself. A merged soul is not distracted at all by Maya and completely stable. After complete realization the soul remains in this state permanently. This is where all of the spiritual and eternal powers come into a soul and then there remains no difference between such a soul and Paar Braham Himself. Such a soul becomes a:- · Puran Sant SatGuru, · Puran Braham Gyani, · The GurParsaadi Naam Amrit Ka Daata, · The GurParsaadi Naam Ka Beopari, · a living God on Earth, · “Nanak braham gyani aap parmeshwar,” · “Braham gyani mukt jugat jeea kaa data,” · “Braham gyani puran purakh vidhataa,” · “Banak sadh prabh bhed naa bhaaee,” · “Ram sant dohen ek hain.” Maaroo Mehulaa 1 Sunn klaa apranpaar dhhaaree. SGGS 1037-1038 In the Salok we are now discussing, God has been very kind upon us by giving us the Braham Gyan about this highest level of Eternity, spirituality and divinity known as Sunn Klaa. “Maaroo Mehulaa 1” means that Dhan Dhan Shri Paar Braham Parmeshwar has given us this Braham Gyan through Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Nanak Patshah Ji who Himself had achieved that level of Eternity. Let us try to understand it and bring these priceless jewels and diamonds inside us and by doing so learn the purpose of our human life and achieve salvation – Jivan Mukti. This power of complete silence, Sunn Klaa, is the highest eternal power of Eternity – Dhan Dhan Shri Paar Braham Parmeshwar. There is nothing above this Divine power where there is a complete silence and no distractions, complete stability. This is where Almighty resides and lives. This is where he remotely controls and executes His Hukam. Such a state of spirituality and eternal power is known as Sunn Klaa. This is where there is nothing less than complete silence. Such a state is also defined as Param Jyot Puran Parkash. This is also sometimes referenced as Braham Khand – the inner most part of Sach Khand where the Creator and only Doer resides. When a soul reaches the level of Bhagti where there is complete silence, complete freedom from thoughts and no distractions, then that soul has won over everything. That soul has won over the mind and Maya – Panj Doots and all desires. Such a soul becomes one with the Almighty. Then there remains no difference between Akal Purakh and such a soul. It becomes a Puran Sant SatGuru, a Puran Braham Gyani by virtue of this highest level of Eternal Power. Sunn klaa apranpaar dhhaaree. Aap niraalum apur apaaree. Aapae kudhurath kar kar dhaekhai sunnuhu sunn oupaaeidhaa 1. The self-created Creator who is Infinite, has no boundaries, has no dimensions, has been in existence even from the beginning of this universe, because He is the only Creator and the only Doer. All of His eternal and Divine powers are His own creations. The Creator creates the entire nature from Sunn Klaa – from the Eternal Power of complete silence, and then watches it with eternal happiness. This means that the entire nature – the entire universe, has originated and been created by the Creator from this eternal power of Sunn Klaa. Poun paanee sunnai thae saajae. Srisatt oupaae kaaeiaa gurr raajae. Agan paanee jeeo joth thumaaree sunnae kulaa rehaaeidhaa 2. Look at the wonders of the Sunn Klaa – the most wonderful life giving eternal entities air and water have also been born from the Sunn Klaa, “Pawan guru pani pita mata dharat mahatt.” Look at the importance of these two natural elements air and water, how divinely they have been gifted to us by the Almighty. These two elements are free and equally available to each and every soul, each and every creation of the nature. There would be no life without these two elements. With every breath the Pawan Guru goes inside us, and water is the father – Pani Pita. It is as pious and pure as the Almighty Himself. Look at the Earth, it is another life giving entity, without which we could not survive. This is the Dhan Dhan Divine wisdom of GurBani. Let us bring these Gyan Ke Moti (pearls of wisdom) inside us and make a Mala of these priceless diamonds and jewels in side us. This is the real Mala of Naam, of Braham, of the divine qualities of Braham. That is the real Mala and we should all earn this Mala. After the creation of these life giving divine gifts, the Creator created all the living beings like us and other species . The body of each creation is the fort for a soul. So He created a fort, a place for the soul to live. The creation of the human body is a place for our soul to live now and was created from five elements – air, water, fire, earth and sky (space/ether). The soul which is the Jyot of Braham, the infinite part of the Braham, the Nirlep undistracted part of the Braham, which is not effected by Maya, was instituted in this fort of the body. Sunnuhu brehumaa bisun mehaes oupaaeae. Sunnae vuruthae jug subaaeae. Eis pudh veechaarae so jun pooraa this mileeai bhurum chukaaeidhaa 3. Brahma, Mahesh (Shiva) and Vishnu are the Devtas which are worshipped instead of the Creator by some communities. But, even they were created by the Creator from the Sunn Klaa. Such is the Eternal Power of the Sunn Klaa that Dhan Dhan Shri Par Braham Parmeshwar has remained there for a countless number of Ages. Each Age is called a Yug, such as Sat Yug, Treta Yug, Dwapper Yug and now Kal Yug. Each Yug lasts countless years. The soul which earns this most powerful eternal blessing of Sunn Klaa, becomes complete in Himself. This means that soul gets Himself absorbed in the Almighty, becomes a Roop of Braham, the infinite part of the Braham. Anybody who comes in contact with such a highly eternally and spiritually blessed soul will become like Him too. Such a soul is also described as an Apras Aparas in GurBani. When we come into contact with such a soul we are eternally blessed by them and eventually become like them. In the company of such an Apras Aparas all the doubts in our mind vanish. Sunnuhu suputh surovur thhaapae. Jin saajae veechaarae aapae. Thith suth sar munooaa gurumukh naavai fir baahurr jon n paaeidhaa 4. The construction of the Sat Sarovars – the seven seas meaning the seven energy centres (chakras) in the Suksham Dehi (soul body) were also created by the Creator from the Sunn Klaa. The activation of these Amrit Sarovars can only be achieved through Sunn Samadhi. Let us talk a little bit more about these Sat Sarovars – seven seas of Amrit, which are created by the Creator inside our human body. These are the centers of divine powers and the source of Amrit inside our human body, they are present in:- 1. Trikuti – center of the forehead, which is also called the Gyan Netter, 2. the throat centre, 3. the Hirda Kamal, heart centre 4. the Nabhi Kamal, navel centre, 5. the sex organ centre, 6. the lower portion of spine which contains the Kundalini Shakti, and 7. the top of the head – Dassam Duaar. These are all activated by the divine and eternal blessings when the GurParsaadi Naam – Sat Naam goes into them. And when the cycle is completed starting from focusing the Surat in the Trikuti area, then the Naam travels down to the throat centre, the Hirda Kamal, then Nabhi Kamal, then to the sex organ centre and Kundalini and up through the spinal cord channels called Ida, Pingla and Sushmana and hits the Dassam Duaar and back into the Trikuti. When these Amrit Sarovars are enlightened, a continuous flow of Amrit starts in the entire body. This creates the real Naam Ki Mala and Ajapa Jaap all through this cycle. The activation of this Naam Ki Mala is a GurParsaadi game and happens only when we do GurParsaadi Naam Simran sitting in Sunn Samadhi. It happens by itself, not by our own efforts, but by the eternal blessings of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar and the GurKirpa of such a soul who has realized this Sunn Klaa, a Puran Sant SatGuru, a Puran Braham Gyani. The soul who is able to activate these seven seas of Amrit becomes Jivan Mukt and such a soul is a Gurmukh soul. A Gurmukh soul means the soul who has completely surrendered Himself to the Guru and has taken His wisdom – GurMat, and left the DurMat and Sansarik Mat behind. Sunnuhu chundh sooruj gainaarae. This kee joth thribhuvun saarae. Sunnae alukh apaar niraalum sunnae thaarree laaeidhaa 5. The creation of the sun, moon and sky was also done by the Creator from the Sunn Klaa. There is His Jyot in all these entities too. The invincible and Infinite Braham remains self supported and doesn’t need any assistance in any form or in any way, is totally independent and unique and remains absorbed in Himself only. Sunnuhu dhhurath akaas oupaaeae. Bin thhunmaa raakhae such kul paaeae. Thribhuvun saaj maekhulee maaeiaa aap oupaae khupaaeidhaa 6. The Earth and sky are also created from His Infinite super powers of Sunn Klaa. All of these entities sun, moon, earth and sky remain in their respective positions without any support from any source, except Himself. The entire creation has been tied into the rope of Maya. This means that all of these material creations are run by Maya. The Sargun Saroop of Dhan Dhan Shri Paar Braham Parmeshwar remains under the jurisdiction of Maya. He is also the Creator of His Sargun Saroop and He is the destroyer of His Sargun Saroop. This means everything living in the Creation is perishable, only His Infinite portion is indestructible. That part is the Truth, the complete Truth and that is His own Nirgun Saroop. Sunnuhu khaanee sunnuhu baanee. Sunnuhu oupujee sunn sumaanee. Outhubhuj chuluth keeaa sir kuruthai bisumaadh subadh dhaekhaaeidhaa 7. All four sources of life Andaj, Jeyraj, Seytaj, Utpujh and their communication channels – e.g. their languages are also created by the Creator sitting in Sunn Klaa. The entire universe takes birth from Himself, the Origin and after destruction or perishing, or dying goes back to Him. The wonderful creation of the entire vegetation is also one of His wonderful actions. All these creations are born from the Sunn and when they are destroyed they go back to Sunn. All His creations are under His Hukam. Sunnuhu raath dhinus dhue keeeae. Oupath khupath sukhaa dhukh dheeeae. Sukh dhukh hee thae amur atheethaa gurumukh nij ghur paaeidhaa 8. The wonderful creation of day and night is also done by Him. He is the one who gives birth and death to the life. He is the one who gives the worldly happiness and sorrows in life – meaning that birth and death is also under His Hukam and our sorrows and happiness are also part of His creation. The cycle of life and death is also His creation. Basically, this is a part of His Sargun Saroop, which operates under Maya. Only a Gurmukh can overpower Maya and find His original home – which is the infinite part, Param Jyot Puran Parkash of the Almighty. Saam ved rig jajur athhurubun. Brahma mukh maya hai thre gun. Thaa kee keemath kehi n sukai ko thio bolae jio bolaaeidhaa.9. The four Vedas that were written by Brahma are the Rig Ved, Jajur Ved, Saam Ved and Arth Ved. These were written by Brahma under Hukam from Akal Purakh. This means that all this divine knowledge presented in the Vedas by Brahma came from the Almighty only. The three aspects of Maya were also produced by Akal Purakh. This means that Maya is also the creation of Dhan Dhan Akal Purakh Ji. Maya completely runs a normal person’s life. Only the Puran Sants are not under Maya, they always remain one with Akal Purakh and Maya serves them instead of directing them. Maya remains under the feet of such Puran Sants, Puran Braham Gyanis. There are three Gun (aspects) of Maya:- 1. Tamo Gun: Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh, Ahankaar; duality; hatred. 2. Rajo Gun: Asa, Trishna and Mansha – desires. 3. Sato Gun: Daya – kindness; Santokh – contentment; Dharam – religion; Jat – control over lust; Sat – the Truth. The soul which concentrates and operates under the Sato Gun of Maya is eventually eternally blessed and gets involved in the GurParsaadi game, then does Puran Bhagti and breaks through all of the barriers of Maya, wins over Maya and goes back to the infinite part of Braham, becomes one with Braham. There is no price for Infinity. It cannot be bought, it can only be attained through pure, pious and unconditional love, sacrifice and service to Him. Then such a soul understands His Puran Hukam and speaks the complete Truth, sees the Truth, hears the Truth and serves the Truth. Sunnuhu suputh paathaal oupaaeae. Sunnuhu bhuvun rukhae liv laaeae. Aapae kaarun keeaa apurunpar subh thaero keeaa kumaaeidhaa.10. He is the Creator of all the Khand Brahmands (realms and worlds) are all His creation. All these things are then looked after by Him. He is the Origin and there is nothing beyond Him. He is Supreme and takes care of everything by Himself. Ruj thum suth kul thaeree shhaaeiaa. Junum murun houmai dhukh paaeiaa. Jis no kirupaa kurae har gurumukh gun chouthhai mukath kuraaeidhaa.11. The souls which are absorbed in Him remain in the infinite part of Him and the other creations remain under His control through Maya and its three aspects. Every thing is under His Hukam. The most serious mental sickness is the Haumai, which also is a part of the Maya’s Tamo Gun and is also created by Him. The entire cycle of life and death is due to Haumai, which is the deepest sickness. The person who is blessed eternally by Akal Purakh gets involved in the GurParsaadi game. He has completely surrendered Himself to a Puran Sant SatGuru, a Puran Braham Gyani who has broken all the barriers Himself. The Puran Sant SatGuru has won over the three properties of Maya completely. Such a Sant SatGuru takes your soul into the fourth stage – Karam Khand and eventually gets your soul relieved of Maya and gives you salvation – Jivan Mukti. Sunnuhu oupujae dhus avuthaaraa. Srisatt oupaae keeaa paasaaraa. Dhaev dhaanuv gun gundhhurub saajae sabh likhiaa kurum kumaaeidhaa.12. The ten Avtaars have also been born from the Almighty. There are ten such Bhagats, who are the Avatars of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar in various Ages. He is also the Creator of Shiva, Devi-Devtas, but these entities were born to work and bring the rest of the souls closer to the Almighty. However all of these entities called themselves gods and started to get themselves worshipped and ignored the worship of Akal. All of these Devi-Devtas were and still are under Maya. None of them could break the barriers of Maya. These so called gods are responsible for their own condition due to their own deeds. There is only one way to win over the Maya and break out of the infinite loop of Maya and go back to the infinite part of Braham and that is the complete surrender to the Gur and Guru, to become a Gurmukh, to earn the Guru’s words and serve the Guru and to remain forever at the Charans of the Guru. Gurumukh sumujhai rog n hoee. Eih gur kee pourree jaanai jun koee. Jugeh jugunthar mukath puraaein so mukath bhaeiaa path paaeidhaa.13. The person who recognizes this infinite power of Infinity – the Sunn Klaa, cannot be effected by any of these mental sicknesses of Maya. However, rare are the souls who can understand this unlimited power of the Sunn Klaa. Throughout all Ages this path of following the Guru has been the way to achieve salvation. This path is the ladder of the GurParsaadi Naam Simran in Sunn Samadhi. Only this can bring the soul closer to Almighty. The soul first goes into Samadhi in Karam Khand and then into Sunn Samadhi. This is where the Almighty can be realized. The door to Sach Khand can be opened in Sunn Samadhi and the soul can enter Sach Khand. This is the highest level of Eternal Blessings – GurParsaad. This can only happen in the Gur Sangat of a Puran Sant SatGuru, a Puran Braham Gyani. Very rare are those souls who can understand this divine wisdom and follow it, but such souls who do are relieved of all the sicknesses of Maya and obtain respect in the Dargah of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar. Punch thuth sunnuhu purugaasaa. Dhaeh sunjogee kurum abhiaasaa. Buraa bhulaa dhue musuthak leekhae paap punn beejaaeidhaa.14. The human body is made of the five elements as discussed earlier and this is all the creation of the Creator only. Our deeds, actions and reactions are recorded. If we sow bad, we reap bad. If we sow good, we reap good. This means that all of our sorrows are due to our bad deeds and all our happiness is due to our good deeds, so we should sow only good deeds. Why do you sow bad deeds when you know that you will have to reap your bad deeds yourself? This is why everyone’s fate is different, because everyone’s deeds are different. The souls who sow more good deeds and accumulate their good deeds to such a level where they are recognized by Braham Himself, are eternally blessed by Him. Oothum sathigur purukh niraalae. Subadh ruthae har ras muthuvaalae. Ridhh budhh sidhh giaan guroo thae paaeeai poorai bhaag milaaeidhaa.15. A Sant SatGuru is Puran which means that He has completely merged into the Almighty. He has won over Maya and has penetrated and absorbed Himself into the infinite part of the Almighty. Such souls remain absorbed in the GurParsaadi Naam Amrit of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar. Only those souls who have the pre-ordained destiny – Bhaag, meet the Sangat and gain the eternal blessings of a Puran Sant SatGuru. They win over Maya and go back and merge into His Nirgun Saroop. The spiritual powers and divine wisdom comes only to such souls which remain absorbed in the Almighty. Eis mun maaeiaa ko naehu ghunaeraa. Koee boojhuhu giaanee kuruhu nibaeraa. Aasaa munusaa houmai sehusaa nur lobhee koorr kumaaeidhaa.16. Akal Purakh is addressing us all and urging us to understand this game of Maya, its three properties and its adverse affects on our daily life, the most sickening being the cycle of life and death, “Janam maran da rog.” However, this game of Maya can only be understood if we replace our own wisdom with the Guru’s wisdom. There is no other way because the Guru has achieved Infinity so only He can tell us how we can do it. If you don’t follow the GurMat then you will remain under the control of Maya and remain in suffering. The person who understands and obtains all of the divine qualities of the Almighty, gets absorbed in Him. This means you will have to bring inside you all of the divine qualities of Braham to be like Him. Only then will He absorb you into Himself. Sathigur thae paaeae veechaaraa. Sunn sumaadhh suchae ghur baaraa. Naanuk nirumul naadh subudh dhhun such raamai naam sumaaeidhaa.175.17. In summary, we cannot achieve salvation without Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi, which is a GurParsaadi game and comes to us only in Karam Khand and Sach Khand. We should all therefore try to understand its importance as discussed in the above divine wisdom and pray for getting the eternal blessings of the GurParsaadi Naam. Samadhi and Sunn Samadhi come to us only when we are involved in a GurParsaadi Gur Sangat of a Puran Sant SatGuru. This is because He is Amrit Kaa Daata, Naam Amrit Kaa Daata. Having His Sangat will bring us close to the Almighty and enable us to break the barriers of Maya, to win over Maya and to achieve Jivan Mukti. There is no other way to do it. You should all therefore watch your daily deeds, do Naam Simran, completely surrender yourself to the Charans of the Guru, then you will one day be blessed with the GurParsaad. Coming back to this Astpadi, there are many people who try to find logic behind everything, but fortunately or unfortunately there is no logic behind Divinity. As long as there is logic that is visible to the mankind it is called science, but as soon as the logic ends then the Infinite Divine Power takes over. Science is only very a small part of the entire game of Akal Purakh Ji. Therefore, those who go for logic remain trapped in logic, but the ones who become firm believers in this Infinite Divine Power are blessed with advancement in their spirituality. When this Infinite Divine Power takes over us, we are blessed with this divine sense that every creation exists and operates due to this Infinite Divine Power. We realise that the entire creation is all in One. Our individuality is eliminated, duality vanishes and everywhere and in everything God’s Infinite Divine Power is seen to be prevailing. Therefore, when there is no duality there remains no difference between Paap (sins) and Punn (virtues). This means that after reaching this level of spirituality all our Karams become Punn Karams. Paap is eliminated and Punn takes over completely. When there are both Paap and Punn, then that is living in duality. But, when Paap is eliminated then there is only Punn and that makes us Ik Drisht. This means that whatever the person at the level of spirituality does is for the benefit of the Sangat. Absolutely everything He does is for the benefit for others, even though under logical thinking we may not think so. The end of duality within us comes under the blessing of the Puran Braham Gyan and for a Puran Braham Gyani there is no difference between one person or another. He is Ik Drisht. For Him, the entire Sangat is the same. He is Nirvair as He has no animosity with anyone. His love for every creation is the same as His love for God because He sees the Infinite Divine Power in every creation. For Him God is prevailing in every creation, so what is good and what is bad? God is in every creation so it cannot be good or bad, it is the same everywhere and in every creation. For such a blessed soul, the Infinite Divine Power takes over everything else. The shape, size, color or creed, nationality, religion, caste and so on of a person has no meaning. God is God whether it is in a dog or in a person. God’s Infinite Divine Power is same whether it is in a tree or in an animal or in a person. When we search and go to the origin of everything then there comes a point where logic ends and Divinity takes over. Let us take an example of electricity. On the face of it electricity looks like an invention of the human brain. Look at all of theories behind it and texts about how it is generated and how it works. Science goes as far as saying that electricity is due to the electrons and protons. But, then we ask, “what is the force or power that creates the electrons and protons in the first place?” Then logic ends right there. Then we realize that the electrons and protons were already there. The power or energy was already there. The human brain has just discovered it. The human brain has just realized what was already there. This is why one of the famous laws of physics says that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. All of the energies and powers that we use in our daily life, whether it is gasoline that runs the car or the gas that cooks our food, were already here, created by the Creator. The human brain has just discovered them and brought them to use. An ordinary human brain is not capable of creating any completely new building block, but it has been blessed with the power to discover the creation and that is what it does. At the same time, when it tries to reach the origin of anything then its logic ultimately fails and that is where Divinity takes over. INFINITE DIVINE POWER TAKES OVER WHERE LOGIC ENDS. Looking for logic is Haumai, going beyond logic is Divinity. The entire creation is a play created by God, but at the same time the basis of this play is the Truth – Sat. The entire play is based on His Infinite Divine Power of silence and peace, Sunn Klaa. The one who goes into complete peace and silence becomes Sat and is the winner in His game. The one who is lost in the falsehood of Maya is the loser and continues to lose as long He stays under the influence of Maya. The winner is beyond Maya so is beyond the pains and sorrows inflicted by attachment. As long as there is attachment, Moh, there are sorrows and pains. The basic reason behind family relationships is Moh. Moh is nothing but the fear of losing worldly possessions, properties and relationships. This fear is due to attachment which is the root cause of all of the worldly pains and sorrows. When there is no attachment, there is no fear of losing and we become fearless. Only then there is no pain and sorrow left. Attachment is due to the illusion of false belongingness. The Truth is that everything we have been collecting or trying to save is all perishable and is all false. When the GurParsaad of the Infinite Divine Power takes over then all of these illusions are washed away and the divine wisdom – Puran Braham Gyan appears, which is again Infinite Divine Power. When all illusions and Dubidha end then the Infinite Divine Power takes over and this is the only thing that prevails, and what prevails is called Sat. Therefore, the entire creation is a play of Akal Purakh, only His Infinite Divine Powers prevail and there is no other power than His power. Jab hovat prabh kayval dhanee. Tab bandh mukat kaho kis ka-o ganee. Jab aykeh har agam apaar. Tab narak surag kaho ka-un a-utaar. Jab nirgun prabh sehaj subhaa-ay. Tab siv sakat kahhu kit thaa-ay. Jab aapeh aap apnee jot dharai. Tab kavan nidar kavan kat darai. Aapan chalit aap karnaihaar. Nanak thaakur agam apaar. 2. Dhan Dhan SatGur Sachey Patshah Ji is continuing to give us the Puran Braham Gyan about the spiritual status of a person who gets blessed with Sunn Samadhi and whose Nirgun and Sargun becomes one. Nirgun means beyond the three aspects of Maya. God is Nirgun and Formless. However as Sargun, He is Infinite Divine Power that is the Creator and Operator of the entire and every creation. The Infinite Being is Formless, but at the same time is also the Creator and Operator of all forms. Almost the entire human population operates under the three aspects of Maya. Only the ones who go beyond the three aspects of Maya are blessed with the GurParsaad of Nirgun and Sargun becoming one within them resulting in the Infinite Divine Power taking over them completely. At this stage there remain no shackles of Maya around them. There are no Bandhans (ties) with anything of Maya. There remains no attachment of any kind with anything. This means there is freedom. This freedom is called salvation. This freedom is available to every soul in this universe, but most people still choose to live the life of a slave of Maya. There is no treasure bigger or better than the Infinite Divine Power that is available to us in the form of this freedom, but most people chose to collect the scum of Maya. Does it make sense to stay drenched in the scum of Maya and ignore the infinite divine treasures? This Infinite Divine Power cannot be seen with the normal five senses of a human being. How can we see something which is infinite with limited means? Therefore, for seeing, experiencing and feeling this Infinite Divine Power we have to be blessed with the divine power and this divine power is available to those who go into Sunn Samadhi and whose Nirgun and Sargun becomes one. Then there is a complete merger with Akal Purakh and we become an inseparable part of the Mansarovar – Gur Sagar, Omnipresent, then heaven or hell doesn’t mean anything. This is a Divine Truth that the Dargah (Realm of Truth, God’s Court) is above heaven (realm of the Devi-Devtas, gods and goddesses). So, when we earn a place in Dargah then what else is lacking? Dargah is above everything else. All of the Devi-Devtas are all below Dargah. Even Lord Shiva is below the Dargah of Akal Purakh. This is a Divine Truth that this divine power of reaching the Dargah is available only and only to the human beings. This divine power is not available to any Devi-Devtas. That is why all of them long for birth in human life. Only then can they reach Dargah. Therefore, those who are blessed with Sunn Samadhi and for whom Sargun and Nirgun becomes one are above the Devi-Devtas. We have been born in this human life with the divine Jyot inside us and this divine Jyot is the Infinite Divine Power. Our body is being run by this Jyot and this Jyot has been placed by God Himself inside our Hirda. When we are born we are free, then, why would we chose to live as a slave of Maya? It is a Divine Truth that when a child is born, all his Bajjar Kapaats are open. All of his Sat Sarovars are enlightened and Dassam Duaar is open. The body of a new born is filled with Amrit. But, as the child grows, he tastes Maya and starts to like Maya due to the influence of Maya on the family and slowly becomes a slave of Maya himself. If this new born child can be kept away from the influence of Maya then as he grows he will become a Puran Braham Gyani for sure. However, it is practically very difficult to keep a child away from the influence of Maya, but at least parents can themselves focus on Sat Ki Karni so that the child will also engage in Sat Ki Karni and Maya will have minimal effect. As he grows it will be easier for Him to focus on Naam, Naam Simran and Naam Ki Kamai. By playing Kirtan close to a new born and as they grow up focusing them on Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai and Bandgi will help them to stay close to God. Those who are blessed with the GurParsaad of Sunn Samadhi, whose Nirgun and Sargun becomes one, are blessed with Sehaj Subhaa. This means that they are also blessed with Sehaj Samadhi. Sehaj Samadhi is a continuous Samadhi, never ending, forever. However, this is all His game, it is a GurParsaadi play. This GurParsaad is available to us as a new born child. If saved and focused on we can make our spiritual dreams come true. This GurParsaad is available to us on a continuous basis, all we have to do is to go to the source of this GurParsaad and give up everything to Him with complete surrender and with trust, devotion and love. With this eternal blessing our Nirgun and Sargun will become one and we will go into Sunn Samadhi and then the Infinite Divine Power will take over everything and we will forever become one with this Infinite Divine Power. When that happens then everything else will be meaningless for us as there is nothing bigger and better than this Infinite Divine Power. There is no place better than the Dargah. Abhinaasee sukh aapan aasan. Tah janam maran kaho kahaa binaasan. Jab puran kartaa prabh so-ay. Tab jam kee taraas kahhu kis ho-ay. Jab abigat agochar prabh aykaa. Tab chitar gupat kis poochhat laykhaa. Jab naath niranjan agochar agaadhay. Tab ka-un chhutay ka-un bandhan baadhay. Aapan aap aap hee acharjaa. Nanak aapan roop aap hee uparjaa. 3. Dhan Dhan SatGur Sachey Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly continuing to give us the divine wisdom about the Mahima of the GurParsaad of Nirgun, Sargun and Sunn Samadhi in these divine words. This divine GurParsaad’s Mahima is beyond description, but here is a glimpse of some of the divine treasures that this GurParsaad brings us:- · immortality, · Sehaj Samadhi, · Sada Sukh – never ending eternal happiness, · merger in the Abhinaasee meaning nothing will be able to destroy us, · freedom from the cycle of death and birth, · the state of Puran Purakh, · out of drinking the poison of Maya and instead filling with Amrit, · the Puran Braham Gyan, the blessing of divine wisdom allowing us to understand the divine qualities of the Almighty, · realization that it is His Infinite Divine Power that makes everything happen around us and everywhere, · the divine sense by opening our divine eye. God is beyond the normal five senses of human being, but with the divine eye we are able to see, feel and experience Him, · clearance from the effect of all of our Karni not only from this life, but from all previous lives, · salvation. When the Infinite Divine Power takes over everything for us then we realize that there is only one Naath. This means that God is the owner of everything. He is the Master of everything. He is Niranjan meaning that He is beyond the darkness of Maya. He is beyond the three aspects of Maya. He is Agochar meaning that He is incomprehensible with the normal five senses and only the divine sense can recognize and realize Him. He is Agaadh meaning He is the Infinite Divine Power that is Omnipresent and only He could create Himself. Only He could create the entire creation. Only He could run this entire creation. Being Infinite He has no form. How can the Infinite be defined in measurable terms? So that makes Him Formless. Nirankaar means formless. Being Infinite means He is Formless. Oankaar means formless and only He Himself could make Himself formless or infinite. The Infinite One has no ties, no boundaries, and no attachment. Therefore, when this Infinite Divine Power is realized and when this Infinite Divine Power takes completely over us then what else remains to be achieved? Nothing. All that remains is this Infinite Divine Power and this Infinite Divine Power is the One which prevails forever for all times. Jah nirmal purakh purakh pat hotaa. Tah bin mail kahhu ki-aa dhotaa. Jah niranjan nirankaar nirbaan. Tah ka-un ka-o maan ka-un abhimaan. Jah saroop kayval jagdees. Tah chhal chhidar lagat kaho kees. Jah jot saroopee jot sang samaavai. Tah kiseh bhookh kavan tariptaavai. Karan karaavan karnaihaar. Nanak kartay ka naahi sumaar. 4. When our Nirgun and Sargun becomes one and our mind, Hirda, soul and body goes into complete silence, then there is only one Infinite Divine Power that remains and prevails. That Infinite Divine Power has been called Nirmal Purakh, the Master of all beings; the Immaculate Being; the One which was, which is and which will remain so and which is the Eternal Truth. Everything else is perishable. When this Infinite Divine Power is realized then:- · our mind, Hirda, soul and body is completely cleansed. · All of our sins from this life and all previous lives are washed away instantaneously. · The effect of all of our good or bad deeds from this life and all previous lives is washed away. · We are completely cleansed from inside out. The inside and outside become the same. · Our Hirda is filled with divine Param Jyot Puran Parkash. · Our Hirda is filled with all of the infinite divine qualities. · Our mind is replaced by Param Jyot. · Our soul becomes completely weightless. It was carrying the weight of all of our deeds from this life and all previous lives we have been through. · Our Suksham Dehi becomes Kanchan Dehi. · Merger happens with Niranjan – the One who is beyond three aspects of Maya. · Merger happens with Nirankaar – the One who is formless being infinite and Omnipresent. · Merger happens with Nirbaan – the One who is beyond death and birth, is always Mukt, the one who rules over Maya, the one who rules over everything, the king of kings; · We eliminate from inside us the Maan (honour) Abhimaan (dishonour) – the ego, Ahankaar, Haumai and our individuality will be killed and the Infinite Divine Power will prevail over everything. There is only one Jagdees, meaning the One who is the · Creator, · Doer, · Giver of life, · Prevailer in the form of divine power in every creation, · infinite Divine Light that keeps the entire universe running. When this Infinite Divine Power is inside us and is keeping us operating, when this Infinite Divine Power is present everywhere, then who are you deceiving or cheating or being fraudulent with? When you cheat, deceive or do any kind of fraud you are doing it to this Infinite Divine Power. You are not doing it to anybody else, but to God Himself. So please think for a second, are you so crazy that you will try to cheat, deceive or do fraud with God? By cheating, deceiving or doing fraud you are only hurting yourself. But, when our Nirgun and Sargun becomes one and the Infinite Divine Power takes over, then we are saved from cheating, deceiving, or being fraudulent to anybody anywhere. This Infinite Divine Power is the Jyot inside us which gives life to our body, which runs our heart, which runs our breathing process, which is running the blood inside our body. When Nirgun and Sargun becomes one for us then this Jyot inside us becomes one with the Param Jyot and loses its false identity and becomes Param Jyot. When this happens then there remains nothing else to be achieved. The thirst for the Eternal Truth is quenched. Even the hunger for the Darshans of Akal Purakh disappear. Contentment takes over. All desires are fulfilled. Everything becomes complete by merging in the Infinite Divine Power. Everything happens and every creation operates in accordance with the divine laws framed by this Infinite Divine Power of Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji. He is this Infinite Divine Power and this Infinite Divine Power prevails everywhere and in every creation. The entire creation runs under His command – Hukam and nobody can judge or measure His Infinite Divine Power. This is called complete realization and is available only to those who are blessed with the GurParsaad of this Infinite Divine Power. Jab apnee sobhaa aapan sang banaa-ee. Tab kavan maa-ay baap mitar sut bhaa-ee. Jah sarabh klaa aapeh parbeen. Tah bayd katayb kahaa ko-oo cheen. Jab aapan aap aap ur dhaarai. Ta-o sagan apasgan kahaa beechaarai. Jah aapan ooch aapan aap nayraa. Tah ka-un thaakur ka-un kahee-ai chayraa. Bisman bisam rahay bismaad. Nanak apnee Gat jaanhu aap. 5. This Infinite Divine Power is the divine grace and divine glory that comes with the GurParsaad of Nirgun and Sargun becoming one forever. The GurParsaad of divine glory is blessed when the Infinite Divine Power takes over everything else and there remain no other relationships except this divine relationship with God. When this divine relationship with Divine Truth comes into existence, then all of the worldly and family relationships become false. Then we are blessed with this divine wisdom which makes us realize that all of the family relationships are false. The real and truthful relationship is this divine relationship with the Divine Truth. This divine relationship is the relationship of Naam – Sat Naam. All of the glory and grace that we are blessed with is due to this Infinite Divine Power of God due to our merger in Him. All of the divine powers are hidden in this Divine Truth, the Infinite Divine Power. All of the Ridhis and Sidhis live at the Charans of this Infinite Divine Power, because this Infinite Divine Power is the Creator of the Ridhis and Sidhis as well. This infinite divine relationship is not achieved by reading any books or Vedas. Neither can this divine relationship be achieved just by reading or hearing GurBani. The only way that this divine relationship can be achieved is by doing what GurBani is telling us to do. Doing GurBani is the key to success and not merely reading or hearing GurBani. Therefore, please focus efforts in doing GurBani and not merely reading on a daily basis. When we start doing GurBani then we practically realize what GurBani says and our spiritual progress goes on to the fast track. When this Infinite Divine Power is everything and our Hirda gets filled with this divine Amrit, then there remain no good or bad omens. Every moment belongs to this Infinite Divine Power then there remain no illusions or delusions of any good or bad omens. Good or bad omens are just illusions and delusions, Bharams, that put us into Dubidha and nothing else. End of Bharams – illusions and delusions is Bandgi and brings merger with the Gur and Guru. Living a life full of illusions is the one of the main reasons for no spiritual progress. The illusions are raised in our mind while living under self wisdom and worldly wisdom, but when the Infinite Divine Power takes over us, we are blessed with divine wisdom and this divine wisdom washes away all of the illusions. Merger in this Infinite Divine Power makes us one with God, so there remains no Guru and no disciple, since Guru and the disciple are the same Infinite Divine Power then the Guru and disciple become one. This is why GurBani has called a Puran Braham Gyani, “Braham gyani aap nirankaraa,” “Braham gyani aap parmeshwar,” “Braham gyani mukt jugat jea ka daata,” and “Braham gyani puran purakh vidhataa.” GurBani also calls SatGuru a Bohithaa which means SatGur is a Ship which ferries us across this Bhavsagar to the Dargah. When we are ferried across and are given a place in the Dargah then there remains no difference between the Guru and us. There remains no difference between the Thakur – God and us. Looking at this GurParsaadi divine quality of God which renders all His divine powers upon us when we become one with Him, it leaves us feeling wonder struck. This wonderful divine quality of Paar Braham Param Pita Parmeshwar Ji leaves us feeling wonderstruck. This is the height of His kindness that He makes us like Him and gives us all of His divine powers. Therefore, only God knows what He does and how He does it. With His Infinite Divine Powers His capabilities cannot be and should not be challenged as He can do anything beyond the imagination of an ordinary person. Only He knows His own divine powers and nobody else can know all of His capabilities and divine powers. That is why His Mahima is beyond description, nobody has been able to know Him completely and describe Him completely and nobody will ever be able to do so. That is why He is called Agam, Agochar, Agaadh, Aprampar, Anant, Beant and by many such names. We can only make our life worthwhile by focusing on achieving this GurParsaad. Jah achhal achhayd abhayd samaa-i-aa. Ohaa kiseh bi-aapat maa-i-aa. Aapas ka-o aapeh aadays. Tihu gun ka naahee parvays. Jah aykeh ayk ayk bhagvantaa. Tah ka-un achint kis laagai chintaa. Jah aapan aap aap patee-aaraa. Tah ka-un kathai ka-un sunnaihaaraa. Baho bay-ant ooch tay oochaa. Nanak aapas ka-o aapeh pahoochaa. 6. SatGur Sachey Pancham Patshah Ji is very kindly continuing to tell us what happens to those souls who are blessed with the GurParsaad of this Infinite Divine Power when their Nirgun and Sargun becomes one and they are blessed with Sunn Samadhi and all of the infinite divine treasures as a part of this GurParsaad. Everything is changing on a continuous basis. Every creation is changing at every moment. If we look at our self we will notice that we are constantly changing. With every moment that passes our life is changing, our body is changing, even our skin is changing on a continuous basis. This is called the aging process. Everything else around us is changing and moving towards its physical end. Anything that is born or created in time and space has to meet its end one day. There is only one thing that is beyond this process of change. There is only one thing that has no effect of time and space. This Infinite Divine Power is beyond Maya and this One thing is Divinity – the Infinite Divine Power – Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji. That is why this Infinite Divine Power is called, “Achal, Achhayd, Abhayd.” This Infinite Divine Power has created Himself. This Infinite Divine Power has created the entire creation. This Infinite Divine Power has created all of the divine laws. This Infinite Divine Power is unique and is the One that kept Himself beyond the process of change. That is why it is called Sat. That is why His Name is Sat Naam. This never changing status of this Infinite Divine Power has been explained as “Achal, Achhayd, Abhayd,” by SatGur Pancham Patshah Ji. Those souls which are absorbed in this Infinite Divine Power also become “Achal, Achhayd, Abhayd,” like Him and go beyond Maya. This is also called Atal Awastha in Puran Bandgi process when we go beyond Maya by defeating Maya as a part of our Puran Bandgi process. We cannot be disturbed by Maya any more. We are unshaken by anything or any circumstances. We cannot be deceived by Maya any more. Winning over Maya is winning over the Panj Doots and desires. Maya then becomes our servant. Panj Doots then leave our body and live under our Charans. No more drinking this poison and this poison is replaced by the GurParsaad of Amrit. Our Hirda goes into full and complete contentment and all of our desires are fulfilled. This means no more desires, no more burning in the fire of desires. Going beyond Maya means going beyond three aspects of Maya and merging with this Infinite Divine Power – Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji. When Bandgi reaches this merger stage this Infinite Divine Power takes over. Our Bandgi is recognized and blessed as Puran Bandgi by Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji then we perform Namaskaar to our self. When we get a Hukam from within to perform Namaskaar to our self, it means our Bandgi is complete. Our Rom Rom has been blessed with Amrit, we have physically gone into Rom Rom Naam Simran. Our entire body is filled with Amrit, all of our Sat Sarovars have filled up with Amrit. There are various spiritual things that happen when our Bandgi is blessed and accepted as complete. People get different kinds of visions and spiritual experiences. Performing a Namaskaar to yourself means you have completely realized God within yourself and you are performing Namaskaar to the Infinite Divine Power that is running your body. Some Bhagat’s when sitting in Samadhi find their forehead goes and touches their own feet by itself. This is the stage that is called, “Aapas ka-o aapeh aadays.” When we are blessed with this divine GurParsaad then basically, we have gone beyond the three aspects of Maya into Atal Awastha. This means we have defeated Maya, this means that we have defeated Panj Doots and all of our spiritual desires have been fulfilled. This means we have become desire free and our Hirda has gone into complete contentment. This is the stage when the Infinite Divine Power takes over completely and all of our worries and anxiety disappears. Until this happens there is a feeling of uncertainty that keeps bothering us. Thinking about past and future is the reason for this feeling of insecurity and uncertainty. Worries and anxiety are due to this feeling of uncertainty that keeps us gripped. But, when the Infinite Divine Power takes over then everything appears exactly the way it is and all of our illusions, worries and anxiety disappear and we are blessed with a divine feeling of satisfaction, contentment, bliss, happiness, joy, and we feel filled up with a feeling that the entire creation is our family. This divine experience is unique and when we go into completely thought free stage, when our mind, Hirda, soul and body goes into complete silence, then there is nothing that remains to be asked or told, then the complete silence tells the story. The complete silence means no disturbance to mind, Hirda, soul and body. This is the height of eternal bliss and divine happiness so what else remains to be told or listened. This GurParsaad of Infinite Divine Power is the highest of the highest divine power and there is nothing beyond this Infinite Divine Power and only this Infinite Divine Power has the capability to take us to this Infinite Divine Power. There is no other way that will take us to this Infinite Divine Power. We can only reach this Infinite Divine Power by losing our own individuality. When individuality is lost then the Infinite Divine Power is completely realized and merges us into Himself. Just as a drop of rain goes back to the ocean and loses its identity and individuality and becomes the sea, in the same way losing our identity and individuality we are blessed with this GurParsaad of merging into this Infinite Divine Power. Jah aap rachi-o parpanch akaar. Tihu gun meh keeno bisthaar. Paap punn tah bha-ee kahaavat. Ko-oo narak ko-oo surag banchhaavat. Aal jaal maa-i-aa janjaal. Ha-umai moh bharam bhai bhaar. Dookh sookh maan apmaan. Anik parkaar kee-o bakh-yaan. Aapan khayl aap kar daykhai. Khayl sankochai ta-o nanak aykai. 7. That part of the creation which is visible to the naked eye is nothing but Maya. Any creation that has shape, dimensions, and color is nothing but Maya. This way the entire world that is visible to an ordinary person is all just Maya and is operated under the three aspects of Maya. The three aspects of Maya are the rulers of the entire creation that is visible to us. This is the divine Khel. The game that has been created by the Infinite Divine Power, which we call God, Akal Purakh or Paar Braham Parmeshwar. Maya is His creation too and Maya operates under the divine laws of His court which is called the Dargah. Just focus on yourself for a few minutes and the world around you. The entire world is so attractive that people get lost in the world. Some are lost in family relationships. Some are lost in the collection of properties and money. Some are lost in earning name and fame in society. Some are lost in their profession and in acquiring professional expertise that will bring them prootions and power. The bottom line is that everyone has their own priorities and to fulfill them they are working day and night. But, in this pursuit they have been completely taken over by Maya and have not noticed the effect of this upon them in the real divine sense. If you analyze your activities you will find that they all fall under one of the three aspects of Maya. That is why this world has been called the Bhavsagar. It is like a large pool of water that has diamonds and jewels sitting at the bottom which people are busy collecting. Many times people have to face many obstacles in reaching these treasures. Many times they choose to adopt unfair means to reach these treasures. Many times people have to face severe pain and sorrow to reach these treasures. However, God is sitting outside the pool and watching them playing this game that He has left them to play. This pool is full of worldly treasures and attractions and is being operated by Maya. Maya is in control of people and all of their activities whilst they are busy in collecting and saving these worldly treasures. In this process some are able to gather some treasures, whilst others are not so successful. This is like building a sandcastle on the beach which will be washed away by the next wave. In this way people have just become puppets in the hands of Maya. They have become a slave of Maya. They are being forced to drink this poison of the Rajo and Tamo aspects of Maya due to their Karni. Look at your forefathers, they were doing the same thing that you are doing now, but what did they take with them? And what are you going to take with you when death comes to your body? When you leave this world then all of your properties, bank balances, relationships, name and fame, positions and authorities will not go with you. Instead, you will carry the weight of all of your deeds to be born in some place in some form of life to keep on going through the same process again and again. At the same time there are some who are focused on the Sat aspects of Maya and are not so much into collecting and saving these worldly treasures, and are engaged in Daya, Dharam, Santokh and Sanjam, which is Sat Ki Karni. Such people are bound to achieve the GurParsaad one day. If nothing else happens, at least they will be blessed with another human life to keep working towards the GurParsaad. But, the ones who are absorbed in Rajo and Tamo aspects have little or no chance of finding their way out from this Bhavsagar. In order to help all of us, God with His utmost kindness sends the Sants, Bhagats, Braham Gyanis and SatGurus to help us find a way out of this Bhavsagar. When we go into the Seva of such souls and give up everything at their Sat Charans then we are blessed with the GurParsaad. Going to the Sat Charans of these Maha Purakhs is based on our Sat Ki Karni which forms our destiny to meet such a soul. Through these Maha Purakhs God explains to us how we can get out of this web of Maya. As a part of this divine play of God, He sent the SatGuru Sahibs in this world to help us all find a way out of the Bhavsagar. Dhan Dhan SatGuru Sahibs with their utmost kindness have given us GurBani which tells us in every Shabad how we can get out of this web of Maya. In the same way, there have been and there still are such souls in the world who can help you to find your way out of this web of Maya. Some do take advantage of these Maha Purakhs and give up everything at their Sat Charans with Tunn, Munn and Dhann and are blessed with the GurParsaad which frees them and blesses them with merger into the Infinite Divine Power. When this happens then there remains only One Infinite Divine Power, everything becomes false and a part of this divine play of God. The web of Maya contains illusions, delusions, Bharams, Dubidha, sorrows, pains, Maan, Apmaan, hell and all such negative forces that keep people drenched in its scum. The GurParsaad takes you out of it. At the end there remains only one Infinite Divine Power. Everything else is perishable and perishes one day for sure. Jah abigat bhagat tah aap. Jah pasrai paasaar sant partaap. Duhoo paakh ka aapeh dhanee. Un kee sobhaa unhoo banee. Aapeh ka-utak karai anad choj. Aapeh ras bhogan nirjog. Jis bhaavai tis aapan naa-ay laavai. Jis bhaavai tis khayl khilaavai. Baysumaar athaah agnat atolai. Ji-o bulaavhu ti-o nanak daas bolai. 8.21. Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmeshwar Ji’s divine play has been called the GurParsaadi Khel (the Game of Eternal Blessings) in this GurParsaadi writing. This Khel is GurParsaadi and this book is a part of the GurParsaadi Khel. That is why under the Puran Hukam of Akal Purakh Ji this book has been written trying to give you a glimpse of His infinite Mahima, the Mahima of His Naam, the Mahima of His Sants and Bhagats. The Sant and Bhagat is the Mahima of Akal Purakh, that is why He appears in His Sants and Bhagats. Wherever there is a Sant or a Bhagat sitting, God is right there. When the Infinite Divine Power takes over then a Sant is born. When the Infinite Divine Power takes over then a Bhagat is born from within us. When the Infinite Divine Power takes over our person then a Braham Gyani comes into power. Basically, there is no difference between a Sant, Bhagat, Braham Gyani, SatGur and a Khalsa. Therefore, Khalsa, Sant, Bhagat, Braham Gyani or a SatGur is the Mahima – glory of Akal Purakh Ji. God is represented by these Maha Purakhs on this Earth and these Maha Purakhs are always present on this Earth. In the Dargah, God is represented by Himself and among this world of Maya, God is represented by these Maha Purakhs. For a spiritually illiterate person the Dargah and the Earth are two ends, and these Maha Purakhs make both these ends meet through them. The Infinite Divine Power of Dargah is present on the Earth in the form of these Maha Purakhs. In both places this Infinite Divine Power is prevailing. Both the Dargah and world is being run by this Infinite Divine Power. As a part of His divine play He creates Sants, Bhagats, Braham Gyanis, SatGurus, Khalsas and Gurmukhs and blesses them with His divine powers. The ones who while sitting on Earth reach the Dargah and make a place for them in there, are blessed with His divine powers. The ones who follow His divine laws with His own command and achieve the GurParsaad, are blessed with this Infinite Divine Powers while physically sitting on this Earth, but at the same time sitting in the Dargah as well. That is why GurBani says wherever there is a Sant sitting the Dargah is right there. Wherever there is a Braham Gyani sitting, the Dargah is right there. Wherever there is a SatGur, sitting the Dargah is right there. And where there is Dargah there is no rule of Maya. So sitting at the Charans of a Sant is sitting in Dargah and beyond three aspects of Maya. This is why a Sant is the Mahima of Akal Purakh, because God makes the Dargah appear where there is a Sant present on this Earth and that is where both ends meet – Earth and Dargah. Earth becomes Dargah. Earth becomes Dhan Dhan where there is a Sant sitting. Our Simran and our Sat Karams are all carried out only by the grace of God. That is why it is called GurParsaad – the GurParsaad of Naam, Naam Simran, Naam Ki Kamai, Puran Bandgi and Seva. This GurParsaad is blessed to us only with the divine commandment. In fact, we do nothing. We are capable of doing nothing. Everything is carried out by the Infinite Divine Power. That is why the highest level of divine blessing is when this Infinite Divine Power takes over and our individuality and our identity is lost. Living in this world of Maya our focus on the Sat Karams and our prayers, our Ardas, and our complete surrender at the Sat Charans of the Guru bring us this GurParsaad. Our real life begins when we are blessed with the GurParsaad and this Infinite Divine Power takes over everything for us. This is called Jivan Mukti, then living in this world, we become internally detached. We will live in Sehaj Samadhi at every moment. At the same time enjoying all of the facilities of life and ruling over Maya. When the Infinite Divine Power takes over then whatever we say is the word of this Infinite Divine Power. Everything we do is under the Hukam. That is why GurBani is the word of the Infinite Divine Power. That is why the Shabad is the Guru as the Shabad is the Hukam and the Hukam is the Guru – it is the Infinite Divine Power. This Infinite Divine Power is Sat and this Sat is Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Pita Parmeshwar Ji. Blessed with Puran Braham Gyan when we look at any creation and every creation and try to go to its origin we find that every creation is proof of His amazing and infinite divine powers. The end of logic gives birth to the divine wisdom. Then we start to realize how surprising is His every creation. How it has originated and how it is run by this Infinite Divine Power. With this happening to our mind, Hirda, soul and body we are freed from the rule of Maya and find our self lost in nature all of the time. In this way we are able to enjoy everything in our life without being affected by Maya and at the same time being absorbed in nature – God.
  24. 4 points
    You are welcome.. lemme know if I could be of any help . Cause we have senior abhiyaasi members here on the forum- you can read their posts to get the necessary boost and knowledge and ask them things personally too Sat veerji, lucky veerji, Bhagat Singh ji, his servant, Tva prasad veerji are major jewels ( pls forgive me if I have forgotten anyone) who can answer your questions then Sajjan thug ji, raganorak, neo and deniro are those quiet ones but ofcourse at Gupt higher levels. .. Dalsingh and chatanga veerji are different level scholars And me, still nascent ji, jaikara veerji, jageera ji, soulfinder veerji, , sukhpreet, mahanpapi ji, harsharan ji, kaju etc are all walking on these paths on our own journeys at followers level- seeking struggling, searching- holding hands of each other and arguing at times. ((Pls forgive me but that's my personal account of this forum)) Welcome to this world of sangat
  25. 4 points
    harsharan000

    Jaap to fight Lust (Kaam)

    Lust just as any other vices, are mind´s dirty tendencies, which go on adding dirt on us. For that purpose, Gurbani is very clear and direct giving us the right method or antidote to get us cured from these vikaars. PRABH KA SIMRAN MUN KEE MAEL JAAE The Simran of the Lord, Waheguru, is the cleanser of all impurities upon the mind. These words, is no guessing, speculation, manmat or hearing and saying from others, it is direct wisdom from Guru Jee, and as such is utter truth and most effective when followed implicitly. SSA
  26. 4 points
    Thank you @Ragmaala. Applications are going well. Just playing the waiting game to see what happens. In the meantime, I have launched a charity project to help people within the south asian community. So that's the seva for now. One thing that really hit me during that major experience, was to take care of people who are suffering from mental health illnesses, such as depression, anxiety and anything else that leads to mental suffering. So there's been a big drive to help out people who are in these types of situations. Much of the people I'm working with are youth. I've noticed our people do have a lot of bad habits and traumas that have been passed down from generation to generation. And they project those traumas onto their kids who later carry the same issues as their parents when they grow older. Not everyone wants to do bhagti/meditation, but I've just been trying to help people as best as I can using other methods. It's taught me a lot and really opened my eyes to how much suffering there is in this world (Nanak dukhia sabh sansar). Also gives a boost to your own bhagti when you hold out a loving and compassionate hand to someone who needs.
  27. 4 points
    harsharan000

    NANAK in THE Vedas????

    This quotation above reflects the job given to the different Avatars and deities for the maintenance of the Triloki creation and to re-establish morality/virtues whenever there is a downfall of it. That's it, nothing more nothing less. Their devotees enjoy the fruits or rewards of their faith and devotion towards them, yet remain as individual identities. What to say about their devotees, when even their spouses and other beings remain with forms, genders, etc. These avtars and prophets are a hindrance between the jeev atmas and Akal Purukh, for their role is to keep functioning the mayavee triloki creation. They themselves are unaware of the path of Nam bhakti, thus, they are very much stucked in the web spread by their mother Maya. On the other side, Guru Sahiban, Brahmgyanis, Gurmukhs, Bhagat Jan, come with the akhoot wealth of Nam/Shabad, through which They teach us how to board on the jahaaz of Nam, cross all the mayavee creations, reach Sach Khand, the region of everlasting Truth, and merge there in Waheguru, thus becoming one with Akal Purukh. This is the main difference between Gurmat and all other paths/philosophies/religions. I respect all avtars and prophets, but none are match to my beloved Waheguru Akal Purukh. While all others are just tiny stars in the dark infinite firmament, my Waheguru is the very huge Sun, the dispeller of all darkness/agyanta. Stay blessed. SSA.
  28. 4 points
    Veer ji just a quick scroll i found on the subject about how the avtars are subject to death in sri dasam granth sahib ji bani like akal ustat and bachitar natak
  29. 4 points
    There is no polite way to say this but you guys are stupid. "Oh, I read the first few lines and it says murlee manohar, krishan, hari. Oh yeah, gurbani is praising krishan as the almighty. Let's head to the nearest iscon temple, yeah!" BTW, I am not denying that Krishan is worthy of our respect. Let me explain myself. Had you guys read the shabad properly, it is not hard to understand that this is not in the praise of the satoguni Vishnu, rather the one beyond satogun, brahman/ vaheguru himself. It says, "you are ram chand the one without any form". That is talking about the formless lord within ram chandar. "you are krishna and the gopis", this indicates that the whole creation is brahman/ vaheguru/ parbraham/ allah/etc. The formless one is in all. The shabad further mentions how god has "many limbs". This is definitely not about Vishnu, rather the form of vaheguru which is expansive, endless and infinite. This shabad is to highlight and praise the non-dual nature of vaheguru, yet his many forms are conveyed, which are the very essence of the creation. There is none other than he, even that is the idea that is so poetically conveyed in this shabad. Interesting, is it not? He is the formless one yet he has infinite forms. These forms, however are a play. They are in fact, the same form. This is understood when the ego loosens its grip on us. One truly realises that nothing is separate from the source, vaheguru and that everything is within him even as he resides in all. Therefore, Vishnu is not praised as he is subject to death. He is bound by maya due to being satoguni. Prior to him, many Vishnus have served the creation and many will do so after the present Vishnu. So many Krishnas and Ramas have walked the earth. So many yet to come. There is no end to the lord's creation. For he is the creator and the one that manifests as the created. "Brahm mahesar bisan sachipat ant phase jam phaas parenge". Brahm= brahma, mahesar=shiva, bisan= Vishnu, Sachipat= husband of sachi (Indra). Hence, Brahama, shiva, Vishnu and Indra are subject to the noose of the god of death. How, then can they save us from our mortal woes? It is a matter of fact that, the shabad is praising the infinite forms of vaheguru which he manifests in, to take part in his creation. Hence, the formless lord is being praised, for he alone is the one that governs the hearts of all he alone is all there is. He is maya, brahma, Vishnu, shiva, indra, etc. He is detached yet part of his creation. The creation is in him and he is in the creation. Every atom of the universe is occupied by him, he is within the hearts of all, man and beast. I do not see how this shabad can be interpreted in a way as you have done as that is not even what is implied. And it is crystal clear.
  30. 4 points
    Dhan Baba Isher Singh Ji Nanaksar Kaleran, Oct 7.
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    dalsingh101

    Can A Sikh Do Namaz?

    And look at how some of the people who do namaaz behave. Look at the rampant rapists and sadists that made up ISIS and the groomers in the UK. (Not saying that all sullay are like this though, but enough to make it noticeable). Personally I feel sorry for many of the people from Indic backgrounds (like paks or bengalis) whose ancestors became sullay (under whatever circumstances). Now they are stuck with doing prayers that they can't really understand. If they were tied to Gurbani, they'd be familiar with much more of the grammar/syntax and language. Instead they have to subordinate themselves to Arabic culture. We are blessed that our ancestors never took that path.
  32. 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.
  33. 4 points
    Dhan Baba Sheikh Farid Ji Maharaj, Sep 25.
  34. 4 points
    Japanese scientist Dr Emoto proves what our Gurus taught us years ago. Why do you think that there's a Amrit Sarovar all around Harmander Sahib? Why do we keep water jugs near where we read Gurbani? why is it called Amrit? How does normal water crystals convert to Amrit. It's the magic of Bani. ...they provided proofs haan? Here it goes... "The extraordinary life work of Dr. Emoto is documented in the New York Times Bestseller, The Hidden Messages in Water. In his book, Dr. Emoto demonstrates how water exposed to loving, benevolent, and compassionate human intention results in aesthetically pleasing physical molecular formations in the water while water exposed to fearful and discordant human intentions results in disconnected, disfigured, and “unpleasant” physical molecular formations. He did this through through Magnetic Resonance Analysis technology and high speed photographs. His research also showed us how polluted and toxic water, when exposed to to prayer and intention can be altered and restored to beautifully formed geometric crystals found in clean, healthy water. The following photos are images of photographs of the the water in the Fujiwara Dam before and after... https://thewellnessenterprise.com/emoto/
  35. 4 points
    I thought it was as follows: 1) Swaas Graas simran by chanting Gurmantra to stop the thoughts. 2) Enter the Sunn (going to sleep to rest) 3) Stay awake by dhyaan when free of thoughts. (Now try and stay awake without falling completely asleep but still in that thoughtless stage) 4) The divine words appear in Sunn. (This is called Sehaj Dhun. The fine high pitched sound) 5) Anhad Bani (the divine music) appears. (Countless other sounds are heard here including the 5 anhad sounds), aka shabad ghanaray) 6) The mind enters the Sunn (third Sunn). 7) Naad (word of God) appears which will help us cross the Bhavsagar (the dangerous ocean). (This is when one hears the single loud sound of toor/naad/combination of the 5 sounds/ek shabad) This is the jahaj that carries the mind across. The mind unites with God in Sehaj Ghar.  
  36. 4 points
    I'll attempt answering whilst i'm online at the moment. The way I understand it and as per some of Tohana sahib's recodrings; the bandgi or bhagti starts when you start listening and merging (samao) into naam shabad. This is also called doing naam seva and is a process of gyaan and dhyiaan. Gurmantar or jap of any mantar of form, written word or 'akaar' as in waheguru, ram ram, hari.. should lead you to the state of hearing the naam that has no written or describable akaar. You could call it the formless stage of hearing the dhun of naam that will lead to amrit and jyot illumination.. I hope you understand it a little better? I believe that it's also when a person starts to re-write their own lekha to some extent.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 4 points
    I think it is like this because it is used to recondition the munh. Repetition in various different ways can achieve that. It's like when you are trying to teach someone something (who isn't that sharp). You have to keep repeating stuff over time using different examples until it becomes imbibed.
  40. 4 points
    Dhan Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji Sache Patshah Ji Maharaj, May 27.
  41. 4 points
    Sukh_preet

    Simran help needed!

    Hanji, she's right
  42. 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!!
  43. 3 points
    Soulfinder

    Guru Hargobind And Painde Khan

    Dass found the saakhi by Sant Baba Jarnail Singh Ji Bhindrawale and its the best as no one can tell a saakhi like Sant Ji. Here is a mp4 just in case if it gets deleted at 2:50 onwards Chooth _ Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale ( 360 X 360 ).mp4
  44. 3 points
    Its sickening of what is happening in the outside world especially for the young victims who are from dysfunctional families where nobody has tried to understand the victims thoughts or state of mind. Then they end up in this web of hell.
  45. 3 points
    Soulfinder

    SIKHI AND HAIR

    @moorakhthanks bhen ji for writting this excellent post its the best message i have read about this subject as the original poster doesn't seem to value and is being unthankful with what she has been given by God. @Jageera veer ji you have hit the nail on the head and i agree with you. @jaikaara really good points veer ji.
  46. 3 points
    @Soulfinder THANK YOU VEERJI. I would definitely read this book and would pass the link to my teenager son too. It's true actually, I do believe and trust infinite times in Sant BABA Isher Singh Ji Rara Sahib Wale but not in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, which is a real shame. As I am practising more these days, surely with the grace of Waheguru, it would surely build up. One again, thanks.
  47. 3 points
    samurai2

    Can A Sikh Do Namaz?

    Fair play I suppose when we look at the author of such praises of the infinite, we some what need to look at that persons actions and how they lived. Listening or repeating gods praises/works from other elevated human/jeevs etc is what most 'seekers' do... IMO seekers need to look at the actions of an individual and see if it is worth reciting their words (of expression) to get closer to 'god'.. Look at prophet Mohamed's actions and way of living, should one want to recite/listen to his praises of allah to get closer to.'god'?? Look at Baba Nanaks life, would.you want to recite his word/s?? Look at Guru Arjuns life and his action, would you recite his words?? Gobind Singh Ji.. ?? You get the drift?.. So answer to the original question in my understanding is, do what the admin cut you want. Real question is.. why would a 'sikh' do the namaz??
  48. 3 points
    harsharan000

    6 Bhavas in Bhagti

    Bhakti of Waheguru, is the highest expresion of Love. For any other love, be it of a parents for their child, of 2 lovers, of a child for the parents, howsoever high, yet there is maya in it. For even by giving that much love, there is still separatedness, there are frictions many a times throughout the course of lives. But is only by loving and devoting ourselves to Waheguru alone, that we get rid of all of our impurities, lose our false individuality, and merge in our beloved, by becoming one with Him. This oneness with Him, is the best and highest expression of Love, and apaar kirpa, for if, had He not pull us from within, we would have never even think of Him. SSA.
  49. 3 points
    Soulfinder

    Can A Sikh Do Namaz?

    Here is the original thread where daas read the saakhi from. Also i have copied and pasted the original thread text on this post Once a famous raagi singh brought a book to Baba Ishar Singh Ji. Baba Ji asked what it was. Ragi replied this is the granth of Muhammad Sahb. Baba Ji replied smilingly , " Take this granth away from us, we only read the Granth of One at whose door millions Muhammad bow down. Ragi Singh, beware! do not read these granths, if at your last moment your surti stays with it, you will have to be born in a muslim family & get circumcised, baba Ji said jokingly.
  50. 3 points
    Dhan Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji Maharaj, Sep 11.
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