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  1. Things that are beyond the perception or understanding of our untrained mind, by us are termed "mystical" and "supernatural". Since people as such are unable to comprehend them they think they were made up by someone or are false. The trained and stilled mind knows that these things are the truth of the universe coming forth.
  2. Do share your thoughts on the above two tales and similarities and differences.
  3. Story of Allahdin: http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/burt1k1/tale30.htm Charitar #5:
  4. The original was written in Arabic. It might have been translated to Persian, though.
  5. There was a popular show called "Alif Layla" on TV, I remember watching it when I was young. So I think they were read in mughal India and probably afterwards, too.
  6. Apparently the original had 1000 tales. Source: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101219080335AAKMNjE Doesn't really matter, though. We can still compare.
  7. Yes, she told Shahrayar half of the story each night. This made the Shah curious of the rest of the story so he did not behead her as he wanted to hear the rest. She repeated this for 1001 stories. When she had told 1001 tales she ran out of tales to tell, however by this time the Shah had fallen in love with her and spared her life.
  8. Both of the plots seem to have a king who has an unfaithful wife. Due to the wife's unfaithfulness other characters in the narrative (Hanuwant SIngh in CP and the king's brides in Arabian Nights) are made to bear harsh punishments even though they may be innocent. In both pieces of literature the king has a wise person who helps him to make better decisions through the telling of many tales that teach lessons.
  9. Let's start with the plot of the 1001 Arabian Nights and Chartiropakhyan. 1001 Arabian Nights plot: A Sultan, Shahrayar one day find out that his wife is cheating on him with a black cook. He beheads both the cook and the wife. Later, he goes to visit his brother, Shah Zaman, who is also a king. He witnesses his brother's wife cheating on his brother with a black slave. He then witnesses an unfaithful wife of a Jinn. Shah Shahrayar later went back to his kingdom, resolving to marry a woman and behead her in the morning just to repeat this cycle again. One day a smart woman, daughter of his Wazir was married to him. She told him stories, to keep her life. These stories became the 1001 Arabian Nights. Source: http://www.wollamshram.ca/1001/Vol_1/vol1.htm Charitropakhyan plot: Source: http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Charitropakhyan
  10. Makes much more sense. Thanks a lot, man.
  11. I have a slight doubt in my mind, is meat only for nihangs? In the past, the sikhs had to fight so they would have consumed it, however during the current times mainstream sikhs don't really fight. So are mainstream sikhs allowed to eat it or is a vegetarian diet recommended for us? Taksalis say to avoid meat. Are there exceptions for who can eat meat and who can't? I'm not saying the practice of jhatka is wrong or anything, I'm just confused about when and by whom it is to be practiced. Thanks, brother.
  12. The shah was a gullible person (easily believed the swindler was an aristocrat), naive (inexperienced in the ways others' tricks, he did not doubt the thief) and was not alert (he slept as the thief accumulated his wealth). Guru ji is telling us that one should stay alert especially if he holds a high position.
  13. It takes 9-13 years. I want to be a surgeon so it will take me more than 9 years. I think it's worth it, though. I like the profession.
  14. This is why Inder Dev sends his apsaras to rishis, muni and tapsavis. Sexual intercourse really disrupts Bhagati because it effects shaktis within our bodies.
  15. Maithuna is yoga term, it's sacred sex by which we derive pleasure from within. It is when feminine and masculine energies are in complete balance causing immense tranquility and peace. It's when shiv and shakti are in complete balance. You can read more about if you wish: http://mindful-yoga.blogspot.com/2014/04/maithuna-sacred-sex.html?m=1 Therefore, semen is transmuted to subtle vapours (in order to be changed into energy from there), through Maithuna.
  16. Oh, that makes more sense. I was thinking shah as in ruler.
  17. Was jhatka usually practiced before battles?
  18. The shah has a Hindu name, I wonder why, what are your views on this?
  19. @chatanga1 Have you read the Allahdin story yet? It is sort of similar to that story in CP where the yogi kidnaps the girl and a prince saves her (I forgot the name of this tale). In Allahdin a magician kidnaps a girl (Jasmine but I think had a different name) in a disappearing castle and I think Allahdin saves her.
  20. @paapimanYo, if anyone else wanna read'em there's pdf's available. http://www.burtoniana.org/books/1885-Arabian Nights/ If you don't want to download all these PDF's, you're in luck because there is an online version available: http://www.wollamshram.ca/1001/index.htm
  21. The Shah left his faithful wife, Sheel Manjari for a vile woman. The similarity with the original tale can be seen as King Chitar Singh is trying to give his filial and righteous son a death penalty for his vile wife. The "Tale of Sheel Manjari" illustrated that women can do anything to get what they want, in this case the man the woman desired. In this way the smart minister gets Raja Chitar Singh to think from a different perspective, i.e. that Chitar Mati may indeed be fooling him and that Hanuwant Singh is not guilty. Even though, Sheel Manjari was very faithful to him, just for one gaze the Shah left her. He did not bother to think that his wife was faithful. In the original tale, Chitar Singh did not care about the righteous nature of his son and was ready to think that he was guilty. This applies to real-life in a sense, if someone is good at something or is a good person in general one slip can cost their whole reputation and people will only remember the mistake. Guru ji is telling us that we must think before we act or otherwise we might cause unnecessary disturbances in our lives.
  22. @DeNiro this website explains it well: https://gnosticteachings.org/glossary/o/2678-ojas.html This is where all the pati-parmeshwar stuff comes in. The practice is good for chastity= ojas.
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