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Just wondering if Brahm Kavach is to be recited 32 times a day (which I have read some nihang singhs do) or just once. I counted the "praises" and if I did it right there are 32 so I'm wondering if it means reciting these 32 praises daily or read these praises 32 times. Here is the translation I have: 

ਖੜਗ ਖੰਡਾ ਅਸੀ ਅਰਿਗਰ ਧਰਮ ਰੱਚ ਤੱਗ ਛਤ੍ਰੀ ॥

Kharag, Khanda, Asi, Arighar, Dharam Rach, Tag Chatri 

You are the twelve fist long double edge sword, ten fist long khanda representing Mahakal, double handed sword, Enemy of the Throat, guardian of Dharam, caste string of a Kshatriya, meaning sword belt

 

ਬਿਸ਼੍ਵ ਪਾਲ ਭੂਪਾਲ ਪੱਛ ਪਲ ਭੱਛ ਰਣ ਕੱਛ ਅੱਤ੍ਰੀ ॥

Bishva paal, Bhupaal pachh, Pal Pacch, Rann Kacch, Atrri.

You are the, Nurturer of the world, Devour of Kings, Devour of time, Preserver of honour on the battlefield, weapon adorning warrior

 

ਰਾਜ ਮੰਡਾ ਅਤਿ ਪ੍ਰਚੰਡਾ ਈਸ੍ਵਰੀ ਕਰਵਾਰ ਹੈ ॥

Raj Manda, At Parchanda, Isvari Karvar hai

You are the adorner of kingdoms, Extremely fierce, Sword of Shiv Ji

 

ਸ਼ਕਤਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਿਮੀ ਬੈਸ਼ਨਵੀ ਭਵਾਨੀ ਤੂੰ ਤਰਵਾਰ ਹੈ ॥

Shakti, Brahmani, Baishnavi, Bhavani, toon Tarvaar hai

You are Parbati, the wife of Shivji, Saraswati, wife of Barhma, Laxmi, wife of Vishnu, fierce form of Parbati, 

 

ਨਿਤ ਜਿਯੋਤੀ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਦਾਇਕ ਧਾਰਾਧਾਰ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨ ਹੈ ॥

Nit Jeyoti, Mukht Daeik, Dhaaraadhaar, Kirpan hai

You are the the eternal flame granter of salvation, Sharp edged sword the merciless sword

 

ਚੰਡਕਾ ਮੰਡਕਾ ਮ੍ਰਿਤਕਾ ਜਗਤ ਜਨਨੀ ਕਾਲਕਾ ਗੁਨਖਾਨਿ ਹੈ ॥

Chandka, Mandkaa, Mritkaa, Jagat Janani, Kalika, Gunkhaan hai 

You are angry eight armed warrior goddess Chandi beautifully adorned Chandi

mother of the Earth mother of the world, dark form of chandi, treasure mine of virtue

 

ਭਵ ਮਾਨਕਾ ਖਲ ਹਾਂਨ ਕਾ ਰੱਤ ਪਾਲਕਾ ਜਗ ਮਾਨ ਹੈ ॥

Bhav Mankaa, Khal Hankaa, Rat Pankaa, Jag Man hai 

You are the good virtue to the world defeater of evil ones, drinker of blood, pride of the world

ਇਹ ਕਵਚਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾ ਕੋ ਬਤੀਸਾ ਪਢੈ ਜੋ ਨਿਤ ਛੱਤ੍ਰੀ ॥

ehai kavicha brahma ko batisaa paddai jo nita chatari      

That Kshaytria (warrior) who reads this Kavach of Brahma of 32 (praises) daily

 

ਰਣ ਜੀਤ ਲੈਹ ਨਿਰਭੀਤ ਰਹਿ ਰਿਧਿ ਸਿਧਿ ਪਾਵੈ ਅੱਤ੍ਰੀ ॥

rann jeet laih nirbeet rahi ridh sidh paavai aatri

(He) will attain victory on the battlefield, remain fearless, and attain Ridhi Sidhi (yogic spiritual powers)

 

ਲਹਿ ਬੇਦ ਭੇਦ ਜੋ ਪਢੈ ਬਿਪ੍ਰਬੈਸਯ ਧੰਨ ਸੁਖ ਸੰਪਤਾ ॥

lahi beyd bheyd jo paddai biprabheisy dan sokh sanpataa

A Brahmin who reads this will know the secret of the Vedas, and a Vaish who reads with will attain comfort of wealth and family.

 

ਧਨ ਧਾਮ ਤਨ ਅਰੋਗ ਸੂਦਰ ਪਾਇ ਸੁਖ ਅਕੰਪਤਾ ॥

dhan dhaam tan arog soodar paae sokh aknptaa 

Wealth, home, and a body without ailments [all] of beautiful unswerving comfort [is attained through contemplating this mantra].

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I had the same question as you,  reciting 32 times vs reciting once 32 praises.

Its a personal preference. I tried reciting it 32 times, it was tough, took me 40 minutes & was exhausted.  So if I want to do it, I just recite it once with full focus. Thats what works for me.

I came across Giani Thakur Singh's katha. He mentioned of a  80 year old Singh who was doing Brahm Kavach jaap since he was 5. He had reached upto 13 crore jaap of Brahm Kavach. So where do you stop ? at 32 or several lakhs ?

 

 

 

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wow thank you!
I have been doing 32 times for a few days now and for me it does seem like too much at this point, once is good enough for me, Maybe ill feel it day by day. I tend to want a schedule too much sometimes and lose the heart centered practice. thank you
god bless

 

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18 minutes ago, Ragmaala said:

I had the same question as you,  reciting 32 times vs reciting once 32 praises.

Its a personal preference. I tried reciting it 32 times, it was tough, took me 40 minutes & was exhausted.  So if I want to do it, I just recite it once with full focus. Thats what works for me.

I came across Giani Thakur Singh's katha. He mentioned of a  80 year old Singh who was doing Brahm Kavach jaap since he was 5. He had reached upto 13 crore jaap of Brahm Kavach. So where do you stop ? at 32 or several lakhs ?

 

 

 

Veer ji you are right it is hard to do it in one go and have you got the link where Giani Thakur singh mentions it thanks

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1 hour ago, Ragmaala said:

listen to both links, its hidden somewhere. sorry short of time, studying for a test

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Veer Ji I found only the second recording at 36 mins onwards haven't found in first video.

 

I was amazed that Baba Nand Singh Ji did Jaap of Brahm Kavach Waheguru

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It should be recited 32 times. I personally would advise to first just practice it everyday for about 15-20 mins untill you can recite with flow. Im sending a link of giani mehta singh ji so you may want to listen and read along for your practice. Also last two lines of 'eh bola hargobind ka suno khalsa beer fateh pao mehdaan meh pakar hath shamseer' should also be recited..

http://www.sikhnet.com/gurbani/audio/brahm-kawach

 

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On 1/21/2016 at 3:58 PM, mrhsinghk said:

I was amazed that Baba Nand Singh Ji did Jaap of Brahm Kavach Waheguru

Baba Nand Singh jee Kaleranwale was a Taksaali Singh, student of Baba Wadhawa Singh jee (who also taught Baba Sundar Singh jee Khalsa Bhindranwale).

 

Bhul chuk maaf

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On 1/23/2016 at 8:29 AM, mrhsinghk said:

I was just wondering if it is ok to do Kirtain Sohila after finshing Brahm Kavach Jaap ?

 

For example if Jaap is finished around 3am and you want to get to sleep as it is early. 

Bro, most likely, it should be fine. The three requirements, while/before reciting Sri Kirtan Sohila Sahib jee are:

  • Panj Ishnana (washing of hands, feet, face, etc)
  • Be in a sitting posture (don't recite this Gurbani, while walking)
  • Direction - facing pillow

 

Bhul chuk maaf

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21 hours ago, paapiman said:

Bro, most likely, it should be fine. The three requirements, while/before reciting Sri Kirtan Sohila Sahib jee are:

  • Panj Ishnana (washing of hands, feet, face, etc)
  • Be in a sitting posture (don't recite this Gurbani, while walking)
  • Direction - facing pillow

 

Bhul chuk maaf

Thanks Veer Ji I didn't know facing pillow direction part before

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14 minutes ago, mrhsinghk said:

Thanks Veer Ji I didn't know facing pillow direction part before

Facing pillow is to do with facing north. ..this has been scientifically proven in terms of the electromagnetic energy fields that surround us and compass pointing north.

 

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1 minute ago, Lucky said:

Facing pillow is to do with facing north.

Bro, the pillow could be facing any direction. Is it better to sleep with your pillow pointing towards north? or do meditation facing north?

 

Bhul chuk maaf

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17 minutes ago, paapiman said:

Bro, the pillow could be facing any direction. Is it better to sleep with your pillow pointing towards north? or do meditation facing north?

Bhul chuk maaf

I see what you mean,,  My meaning is that it is wise to have pillow in such direction so that when lying down; the head is in line with earths electromagnetic field, which is itself pointing North. If you look at a diagram showing these fields, you might remember that a straight energy line runs from North to South in the field.. The idea is to be parallel in this field. As for facing the pillow or having your back to it, many people don't think it matters because you are still sitting straight with your own energy fields being paralle-l as you have to remember that the direction is upwards and straight.(remember it is 3-D and not as in 2 dimensional diagram)

I hope you can see what I mean as it's tricky to explain and I'm not very good at wording this kind of stuff!

 

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4 hours ago, Lucky said:

I see what you mean,,  My meaning is that it is wise to have pillow in such direction so that when lying down; the head is in line with earths electromagnetic field, which is itself pointing North. If you look at a diagram showing these fields, you might remember that a straight energy line runs from North to South in the field.. The idea is to be parallel in this field. As for facing the pillow or having your back to it, many people don't think it matters because you are still sitting straight with your own energy fields being paralle-l as you have to remember that the direction is upwards and straight.(remember it is 3-D and not as in 2 dimensional diagram)

I hope you can see what I mean as it's tricky to explain and I'm not very good at wording this kind of stuff!

 

I don't remember the term but just like human body have meridian points I think, earth has them too and I read many major sights are actually built on them to harness the energy. So, our major Gurughars are built on them too? Ley lines, now I remember lol. 

Most of the ancient sights like Giza pyramid, stonehenge,tiwanaku are built on ley lines if I remember them correctly. I always thought maybe Harmandir sahib ji is built on those energy grids too but never found on Google lol 

And crop circles are so fascinating too? Our Punjab never had single one of them :(

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10 hours ago, Ragmaala said:

@Luckysadhguru says dont sleep in the direction of north.  heres the link:............

He may say so,...and he may be right and I might be wrong. But let me just clarify..that what I mentioned above is NOT from what flanaa or themkaraa said.. but what I know from my own experience and understanding.........

..to me, it makes sense,.... because all direction of ascension is going North and upwards towards north pole energies. The centre or core of the earth is considered loha. I don't want to be directing my energies downwards and southerly towards this loha, but I wanna be going the opposite way towards the light, ..the Gold... the kanchan. Gurbani says that the guru is Paras(philosophers stone) and can transfer you from Loha to kanchan-Gold. 

This is just the way that I understand how the universe works and it doesn't make sense to me to go against or counter-cross natural energy fields.Good luck to sadhguru fella, .. but I just follow my interpretations of gurbani whenever possible.

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, GurpreetKaur said:

I don't remember the term but just like human body have meridian points I think, earth has them too and I read many major sights are actually built on them to harness the energy. So, our major Gurughars are built on them too? Ley lines, now I remember lol. 

Most of the ancient sights like Giza pyramid, stonehenge,tiwanaku are built on ley lines if I remember them correctly. I always thought maybe Harmandir sahib ji is built on those energy grids too but never found on Google lol 

And crop circles are so fascinating too? Our Punjab never had single one of them :(

Yes, the earth does. High spiritual energy places around the globe are also places where natural earth activity will be high; like earthquake fault lines, volcanic eruptions etc..

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7 hours ago, GurpreetKaur said:

And crop circles are so fascinating too? Our Punjab never had single one of them :(

Lol we don't get alien visitation either (except Hrithik Roshan in that movie). Either aliens are racist or they are terrified of brown people, which is also racist.

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20 hours ago, BhagatSingh said:

Lol we don't get alien visitation either (except Hrithik Roshan in that movie). Either aliens are racist or they are terrified of brown people, which is also racist.

Lol, I think we had enough visitation in ancient time with all those brahma, Indra landing from sky. I don't know what is it, maybe in ancient time people had more access to their hidden powers  so they were able to witness all of that. In this century, very few people see unseen stuff.  That reminded me of a study, I think it was Monroe institute or that ayahuasca guy, he put some subjects in a dark room and played with their minds and they were seeing blue beings and reported seeing shiv look like beings and them people were not Indians, they were Gorey. I think shiv ji and Krishna ji were blue beings. Gora people call Hindu deities an aliens lol

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21 hours ago, Lucky said:

He may say so,...and he may be right and I might be wrong. But let me just clarify..that what I mentioned above is NOT from what flanaa or themkaraa said.. but what I know from my own experience and understanding.........

..to me, it makes sense,.... because all direction of ascension is going North and upwards towards north pole energies. The centre or core of the earth is considered loha. I don't want to be directing my energies downwards and southerly towards this loha, but I wanna be going the opposite way towards the light, ..the Gold... the kanchan. Gurbani says that the guru is Paras(philosophers stone) and can transfer you from Loha to kanchan-Gold. 

This is just the way that I understand how the universe works and it doesn't make sense to me to go against or counter-cross natural energy fields.Good luck to sadhguru fella, .. but I just follow my interpretations of gurbani whenever possible.

i dont mean sadhgurus word is in stone ..

but thanks for sharing your experience

its good to have all the knowledge & perspectives in mind :)

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