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  1. Hey Jageera, keeping well? Anger hey? Yeh, it's all normal and many meditators experience it. I suffered the same but was able to self-analyze once it subsided. Simran is a process that starts with cleaning dirt and gandh layers ingrained on our mind. I think people have different types reactions depending on the amount of dirt. Think of it as cleansing toxins or negative energies accumulated on mind. Most of the time we don't know what they are and we subconsciously suppress them. Our inner subtle body can deal up to certain capacity depending on inner strength or praan energy, but once threshold is reached, then the toxins get transformed into other forms to be released and got rid of. They convert to various emotions, like rage, anger, worry, fear lets say, or they can come outwards into physical body and present as ailments. Many abyasees suffer with mild breakouts of skin rash, heat rash etc. or even "garam sareer" leading to fungal type infections. I used to get the same kind of anger issues and later learned they were related to my earlier drinking days and suppression of emotions. Anger is a fire element and it's no wonder that liquor's called "firewater". It creates a lot of work and heat on the liver, which ends up causing extra work/heat on the heart. This results in Anger and Anxiety since they stem from fire. In those days I was in a vicious cycle because as a drinker, I'd get burning desire to go through same cycle of intoxication the next evening. I used to feel that liquor would quench this thirst and put this inner fire out. Furthermore, if I didn't get the drink, then I'd be venting out anger and fighting with those around me. I later realized that I'd been suppressing a lot of emotions with the drink. These were feelings of anger towards people that had hurt me and because I never displayed these to anyone, they led to my own insecurities. I convinced myself I was all man and macho, and hadn't been hurt, but the reality was different. Sorry to ramble a bit here, but the point is that when I started real serious Simran, these suppressed emotions started releasing every time and would leave me feeling angry and tense a few hours later. Most time's I'd be quite calm and serene, but the smallest factor would trigger sudden episodes of rage. I responded by going to gurbani and found many shabads on eradicating the BIK(poison) and putting out the burning fires inside with naam and amrit. It gave me more determination to persevere and stay on the path of gurmat and Simran. I needed to find this naam and amrit, and my journey got more meaning to it. The more Simran you do, the more answers you'll find within yourself. Gurbani tells us to peek inside and stand in front of these inner demons, vikaars we have. I strongly suggest the tips mentioned above by Dalsingh101 and Das. I'm a firm believer in the powers of rock salt for absorbing negativities. On a different note; I was recently advised by member Lucky to try a Himalayan salt lamp and leave it in the area I do Simran in. Pleased to say I've noticed benefits and it really does balance out the ions in the air as well as the pavan in the ida pingala nadis.
  2. A real nice share veerji. If anyone wants more clarity on some of the older posts referred to above on bhaikri, madhma, pasanti, para and rom rom jap, then this video is helpful. Gyani Thakur ji gives a good summary and forum members on those older posts have also given good details of their experiences. I encountered the same sort of scenario as it went back to the navel with a little more force. It's almost as if it goes from throat to navel - to body roms. Then, back again to navel. The navel is like the epicenter and I agree with lucky veer that one can initiate it from there when ever they need to. Walking, sitting, lying down. Personally, I find the lying down the most profound.
  3. Very good advice, This method slows it down but it helps keep the concentration on breath and shabad jap stronger, since you recite one word with each breath with more thiaan. I was advised many years ago to keep it consistent and uniform. As long as there are same amount of breaths and pauses in the same spaces. Example.. ik oankaar=inhale. satnaam=exhale, karta purkh=inhale nirbah nirvair= exhale and so on. Some days I'd switch to a little faster with ik onkaar satnaam=inhale, karta purkh nirbhai nirvair= exhale, akaal moorth ajooni saibhang= inhale , gurprasad jap=exhale .. This was longer and slower breath but doing jap at the throat in a comfortable rhythm. I deduce that mantar can only get pakkah if it's jap with some kind of set pattern, unless you're a blessed vadbhagee with immense kirpa coming your way. I've heard people jap with erratic tempos, and I always doubt if it's bearing as much phaal as than if it were flowing in steady rhythm?
  4. Totally awesome veer ji. I wish I'd stumbled across this a few years ago. Truly valuable.
  5. Waheguru ji ka khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh 1. First- I recommend reading and working with instructions from the this post and reading from about pages 13 to 22. Some praiseworthy contributions from members like Sat1176 and Lucky veer ji's 2. Second- I have heard similar questions to that you queried on many occasions. You know, about shivers and pressure on forehead. I heard these since someone in family were high kamayee wala gurmukh. (I can't say who they were because sangat may have heard of them). Anyhow, I would say these kind of incidences which students experience at preliminary stages usually confirm you possibly have naam kamayi from previous lives. Think of it as an indicator of potential inside A spiritual potential. Should be a good motivation to try and harness this spiritual force and direct it into an orderly flow. Getting familiar and steady with techniques explained in those pages of thread will be beneficial. Fateh
  6. Wahguru ji ki fateh I couldn't help but feel your situation because I know what it's like. I can only tell you what I know from the way I've handled things. Although its a stage of my life that I'm extremely ashamed of, I'm aware of the darkness and difficulties. I remember how I'd regret most mornings and promise to not do it again. Sadly, just past afternoon, when i'd be more or less fully sober, I'd fall into a sudden slump of depression. Worried about how I would make it through to the night, I'd be craving and planning my evening liquor session. The anxiety, frustration, and just the plain fear of being sober. Sometimes, it was as if I felt naked without any drink and needed it to cover myself up and be presentable. My mind would be working full speed to convince me that tonight it would be okay just this once to get rat-assed again. I went up and down like a yo-yo many times. Problem was that I was looking to fill this hole that everyone looks for. As manukhs, we tend to fill the hole with 5 vices. When I went to AA meetings and was working on step plans, I found myself spending more time at casinos. Although I wasn't drinking, I was frequenting other naughty places as well as squandering thousands in casinos. Now, after 20 years, I realize that the "hole" I was looking for was "naam" and because I never found any naam, I just went from drinking on to other vices. There's people out there addicted to gossip, addicted to tv, addicted to kaam, addicted to violence, addicted to moh of possessions, addicted to moh of relations, lobh of money, lobh of more square feet to own..and so on. Either way, theire lives get consumed by panj doots unless they become Guru ka sikh and start practicing as guru ka sikh. What did I do? - Eventually, I plucked up the courage to start 10,000 mool mantar over 10 days. 1000 /day. This was advised by local gyani and I just took his word for it. He said do it 10 days, no khaana peena, just simple daal roti. Wake at 4am, bathe shower whilst doing Waheguru jap, then sit down cross-legged and do 1000 malas preferably with an extra mala of 108 at the end. Then wait a few days and start again on Sunday. So it went from Sunday to Sunday (8 days inclusive) plus Monday and Tuesday week after (10 days), then a break on wed, thu, fri and Saturday to start again on Sunday. Gyanee told me to go back after a month and see him. When I went back the first time, the first thing he enquired was whether I had fallen off the wagon and hit the bottle after first 10 days. But I hadn't, the vegetarian rehat and maintaining of purity on the outside did somehow cleanse my dirty mann from the inside. After 2 months, I changed my life around and started to focus on nitnem and doing simran with techniques my dad had taught me. I've never consumed any liquor since or even had any urges. After all, it was the urges that were eating me in those days. I strongly suggest you follow official advice as mentioned by soulfinder veer. I honestly believe the 5 vice salok will be beneficial. I explained before how I found myself switching from one vice to another after I started AA. I truly believe that it's our human nature and the 5 dhoots power to fool us this way.Doing the salok in addition is a vey good idea. In the end, it's not just about getting off the liquor, it's about a whole new transformation into a newer you. I remember that during the second mool mantar japs I found myself with lots of physical energy and started powerlifting and pumping weights that I didn't think were possible for me. Doing this will also be beneficial for you if you start with small weights and combo reps.
  7. Wohhh, you're feeling it for sure. The order of changes sounds decent but you should have gotten absorbed in the first shabad sound when it were getting loud.. The crashing airplane like and screeching shouldn't have distracted you away from the loud shabad. Try and aim to drown in the shabad and leave all else behind. Say, you are watching TV and absorbed into something so deeply. Your phone is nearby and it starts ringing. The power of absorption between you and the TV is so high that you may hear the phone ringing in background, but it's not enough to divert your attention from the TV. , The shabad has to be like the TV. and all other thunder like experiences have to be in the background. The roller coater, jet like that you described; ….was that an internal kinetic energy like feel or was it heard. What I mean is, was it a motion like energy inside or was it sound vibration only?
  8. @angy15 Dear Angie, After reading through some responses, I can't help this one question that keeps drawing near me; and that is "Do you do any simran?". Before someone starts to define meaning of simran to what suits them, By simran, I mean jap naam, jap waheguru mantar.? You can call it meditation or whatever you want but I'm referring to the process of chanting waheguru in harmony with breath or in a quiet meditation.t So, do you practice what I mean by simran? Have you ever done simran?
  9. Avoid these at all costs, like I said earlier. It's amazing how many bibian in my own family would be up and about in time for their tv drama show but would give nitnem a lower priority. I stayed with one auntie here in Queens and couldn't help disappointment when I noticed her rushing through nitnem to finish in time for tv drama. My view is slightly different. I don't feel English movies affecting me too negatively. 'I'm okay watching them but I'm very selective and choosy with what to watch. Love to watch anything based on true story. Probably sit through a couple a week, but I'm able to switch off and move attention to nitnem or bhagti after 15-20 minutes and a hot drink.
  10. I have family in the same area that the lady was from. The family I visited a couple of years ago told me about the incidence and another one of their cousins knew this family quite well from the impression they gave. Whether I believe in the lady's story isn't going to make a difference for anything. Anyone who side with the lady, automatically becomes gyani ji's enemy and vice versa. Gurbani is very clear that we shouldn't judge "anyone" and neither should we take sides. I can honestly say that I have problems judging my own actions. I can never be a true judge Nānak parkẖe āp ka▫o ṯā pārakẖ jāṇ. O Nanak, if someone judges himself, only then is he known as a real judge. I've explained what I think of gyani ji earlier. I'm no fan, but I've already taken and learned what I can from his kathas. The first question about believing the lady would be "is she lying" Well, from the character impressions I got; it was hard to imagine this. and no, I hadn't heard anyone mention marital problems at the time. No idea where that came from. I cannot mention the surname of the family or their business since I don't have the right or permission to do so.
  11. btw is your name 'angie' as in 'Angela' ? or are you a bunda ?
  12. You tell me. I know where I'm at with maya, so show me gurbani to educate myself with. Show me "your" understanding of the gurbani and not slap paste some video, because I don't watch them. Look forward to seeing your gurbani education.
  13. ha ha The Truth itself is 'supernatural' and 'mystical' Truth is not maya. Behind the veil of maya is the truth. Do only brahman know what's behind veil of maya? Maybe only brahman knows the supernatural and mystical. I don't know anything about brahmans, so not speaking against them. Don't know much about taksal, nanaksar, akj, so i'd be a fool to speak against them. I learned a little more about naamdharees on another thread, so I can assume they don't know who my guru is. They're not in my boat and my foot's not in theirs. Tell me more on Alif Laila, because I don't know anything about it. If you do, i'll tell you more about Adam and Eve an also my favorite "gingerbread" man story.
  14. your comment was not related to what was quoted really. You started "swinging" about the rehatnama's and SGGS. Read my post carefully. I've explained it clearly and I didn't link any rehatnama to gurbani either. I have no further interest engaging in this topic. I don't think you even know what I meant with "You talkin' to me? (De Niro)
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