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  1. Lucky

    Quotes from AMRIT BANI

    @harsharan000 and @Sikhilove Interesting topic. Without butting into a debate, I have to say that as per my understanding of "truthful living" and good deeds; I would agree with @harsharan000 . @Sikhilove, let me explain below on why I come to this conclusion. Doing good deeds falls under the umbrella of Satogun behavior.. Remember that maya is divided into tamogun, rajogun and satogun. >the 3 gunas of maya.. Since maya is the creative illusion, it is also in a continuous flux of motion. Sometimes we call it Kaal's desh since this motion is relative to Time and Space. Howe
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  2. You can achieve power by practicing mantras. In english you could say that you 'sidh a mantra'. As I mentioned above: Haumai naavay naal virodh hai. Doay na vasai khataey. If you practice a mantra, any mantra, with the aim of getting power, anger or anything related to the five thieves or ego then it is not naam. Naam is your 'true self', the Satnaam. Man tu jot swaroop hai, aapna mool pachaan. The examples of abuse Sikhilove is making above refer to people who get some amount of power and use it for personal gain of some sort. Not all of them do so overtly, t
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  3. Just posting this up to make it easier for sikhs to find out about how we are meant to celebrate Navratri and Dusshera. There is actually something similar for Diwali as well where Dasvin 10th Patshah actually uses the word 'Diwali'! Hopefully I will find it before Diwali. https://www.facebook.com/652447751445011/photos/navratri-and-dushera-are-days-to-do-shastra-puja-the-nine-nights-of-naurate-star/995158367173946/ The nine nights of Naurate, started this year on October 12th, and go to the 22th. The tenth d
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  4. First of all, obviously I am not high spiritual level, but I have come a long way in the last couple years, and especially the past couple weeks I have been progressing like a rocket. There have been many mistakes I made, and much I have learned. I want to share this with you all, and I hope this will be helpful. ----------- Start making values and rules and don't go back on them. Some easy but very helpful ones are to; not watch tv, movies, shows or listen to songs. Instead listen to katha and kirtan. In my free time, I don't ever watch this, if nothing to do, just sit outside alone
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  5. SSA Lucky Jee, no worries for anything at all, you are always welcome to share your views just as anybody else. You see, one can never ever force one´s views on anybody, for after all everbody has his/her own personal consciouss level, thus howsoever hard one may try, the other person will simply reject. So no need for hard words, but as this an public forum, one should be careful with what one says, as many may get to beileve what they may see or read at a particular time which maybe absolutely imperfect or incomplete. That is why if I see something like that, I try to gi
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  6. ragnarok

    Quotes from AMRIT BANI

    In terms of doing good deeds alone, would like to add that without naam the fruit of these can be stolen or lost: Whereas with naam: and also Simran isn't something you just 'sit at home' and do, when you walk in hukam everything is simran, every thought and deed. If it's your hukam to sit in a cave and meditate that's fine, and if it's your hukam to be a householder and gregarious that's also fine. Everyon'es path is different, Guru Nanak's way has no dogma because once the Sikh discovers hukam they learn to follow their unique path.
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  7. First of all, all deeds are actions, and any action is karma, which may be good or bad, and as such kamas are like seeds sown for which we have to come when they are reap, some may have planted mangoes, so they come to collect mangoes(good karmas = healthy, happy life), others may have planted "mirchi" , so they have to come and collect or eat their own sown seeds of pain and misery, so karmas or deeds are definetely not truthful living... To view truthful living in the perspective of Gurmat, we have to understand and keep in mind what that Truth is. The Truth mentioned in Gurbani is
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  8. harsharan000

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  9. Very good understanding. Naam, shabad,and amrit burn haumai and desires (trishna ) "haumai trishna shabad bujaai" Guru Amardas jee Naam does not produce ego but it will invoke the awareness of it. The seeker becomes conscious of when mann is acting in ego or when mann is in guru's hukam( gur-mat). You get better in recognizing when one's ego is in play.
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  10. Veer ji you are 100% correct as patkas came into existance since the 1970s Here is a good video on the subject
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  11. Very good points. Yet, if allowed to give my 2 cents for real progress, let us just do as Guru Jee says: SAAS SAAS SIMROH GOBIND. Why so? Because with it, we keep negativity at distance, and at the same time, we become receptive to His kirpa, which is the force to keep us on the right tracks. SSA.
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  12. They are as different as North and South. Nam is the only everlasting and changeless Truth, which can be described as a supreme consciouss creative power with infinite virtues, and among all of them love and mercy, like cream on milk, as per description by His Bhagat Jan, Gurmukhs and Guru Sahiban. While riddhis and siddhis are just lifeless and consciousless energies without any virtues by themselves. Take for example a knife, which can cut vegetables to be eaten, or can be used to harm someone. So you see, while Nam/Shabad/Satnam is a consciouss life force of the
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  13. Shall we start another thread for all these videos? I feel like the 'personal experience' factor of this thread is being overshadowed. Maybe a 'Meditation instructional videos' thread?
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  14. Nice one. I love it when people post the original Gurmukhi text.
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  15. (869-9) kar namaskaar pooray gurdayv. Humbly bow to the Perfect Guru (869-9) safal moorat safal jaa kee sayv. Fruitful is His image, and fruitful is service to Him. (869-9) antarjaamee purakh biDhaataa. He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, the Architect of Destiny. (869-9) aath pahar naam rang raataa. ||1|| Twenty-four hours a day, he remains imbued with the love of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||1|| *For those who think Nam japna is a minor or insignificant mode of devotion to be performed , Guru Jee tells us in the above verses that even the Divine
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  16. these are great tips. v practical and relatable especially the number one point . it feels as if i typed that one. tested trialed many times.
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  17. https://www.scribd.com/document/433467122/Dussehra-mahatam https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jS2toTZ54sVKRg5OXUvYuHeGE2JkHGDY/view
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  18. Veer ji i don't think its available online but i took screenshots of the banis listed for the paath on facebook
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  19. (867-19) Naam niranjan neer naraa-in. The Name of the Immaculate Lord is the Ambrosial Water. (867-19) rasnaa simrat paap bilaa-in. Chanting it with the tongue, sins are washed away. *Such is the apaar mahima of His Sachaa Nao
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  20. No. Because, when 5 Singhs of utmost rehat and character come together they represent the Guru in his physical form. And all the gurus were male.
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  21. Thats a good observation. I have same question.logically, it should be oct 31st . Even Nanaksar calendar has gurpurab on nov 30th. I am not really sure about the reason. My guess is it has something to do with having 2 full moons in one month of oct, which is quite rare. Thats where the phrase once in a blue moon comes from. Maybe someone else can provide some insight into this ?
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  22. harsharan000

    Vismaad?

    The experience of union with God, surpasses any description. By then, with His grace one has already learnt lke to arise above the clouds, then it does not matter much, for no rain or storms can affect you. In a similar way, by perfecting the process of our intentions of nearing Him, being in His presence, and finally merging in Him, we become that much spiritual wise mature, that no dukh/sukh, no pain/pleasure, nothing affects us..... for wherever we look, we see our beloved Lord, and we are surrounded by His grace at all times, just as baby in a mother´s arms. SSA.
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  23. Soulfinder

    Vismaad?

    The Concept of Shabad Vismaad - By Dr. Harbhajan Singh
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  24. Lucky

    Vismaad?

    Vismaad is to be wonder-struck and praising Waheguru no matter joy or sorrow. One is at a neutral level and unaffected by positive or negative consequences. The joy is that God's hukam and will is in play.
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  25. The internal purity is what matters. The external dress just helped people get there.
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  26. How can you not love him?
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  27. Sorry, but good deeds are karam. And as such, karamas are binding, are seeds which will definetely bring us back into the wheel of 84. While Nam is purifying and liberation from the darkness of agyanta, and taking the jeev atma to the Jot of Sach, the realm of everlasting and changeless Truth. Good deeds are lifeless, are unconsciouss tools in the hands of the consciouss beings. Or let us say, deeds good or bad are chains on the jeev atma which make them remain prisoners in the mayavee creation. So you see, good deeds can never be Truth or Nam the consciouss life force, as per Gurban
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  28. @sarabatamwah wah excellent thread veer ji
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  29. Would jus tlike to point out that i'ts not possible to use naam for ego. We shouldn't confuse gyaan and ridh-sidh with naam. Haumai naavay naal virodh hai. Doay na vasai khataey.
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  30. Jamie

    Vismaad?

    I wonder if one can experience vismaad in times of deep sorrow as well as time of great joy? If one can surrender so deeply to beautiful or sorrowful experiences that one equally experiences union w God?
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  31. Something for veechar: ਬੇਦੁ ਪੁਕਾਰੇ ਪੁੰਨੁ ਪਾਪੁ ਸੁਰਗ ਨਰਕ ਕਾ ਬੀਉ ॥ Baedh Pukaarae Punn Paap Surag Narak Kaa Beeo || The Vedas proclaim that vice and virtue are the seeds of heaven and hell. But it is Guru Jee who from His unbound grace and love for us jeevas that He tells us about something far beyond all this mayavee paraphernalia : ਸਚੁ ਬੀਜੈ ਸਚੁ ਉਗਵੈ ਦਰਗਹ ਪਾਈਐ ਥਾਉ ॥ Sach Beejai Sach Ougavai Dharageh Paaeeai Thhaao || When Truth (Naam) is planted (by meditating upon it) , Truth grows. In the Court(Sach Khand) of the Lord, you shall find your place
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  32. Have a listen to this short video especially the bit where he talks about the early anhad sounds around 10 minutes in.
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  33. Almost all of us do His bhakti in various ways. But have we ever asked ourselves what is true bhakti which is accepted by Him, and not only that, but, that one which pleases Him the most. For if it does not please Him what we offer Him, then, of what use is that bhakti? We do bhakti not to please ourselves as per our limited thinking, but, to please our beloved Waheguru Akal Purukh. ਇਕਿ ਖੜੇ ਕਰਹਿ ਤੇਰੀ ਚਾਕਰੀ ਵਿਣੁ ਨਾਵੈ ਹੋਰੁ ਨ ਭਾਇਆ ॥ Eik Kharrae Karehi Thaeree Chaakaree Vin Naavai Hor N Bhaaeiaa || Some stand and serve You; without the Name, nothing else please
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  34. ਗੁਰਮਤੀ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਈਐ ਸੁਖਿ ਰਜਾ ਜਾ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਇਆ ॥ Guramathee Naam Dhhiaaeeai Sukh Rajaa Jaa Thudhh Bhaaeiaa || Those who follow the Guru's Teachings meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. Filled with a joyful peace, they surrender to Your Will. Raag Maajh Guru Angad Dev. * In the verse above, Guru Sahiban reveals us in just one line the summary of all spirituality, of what we ought to do, if only we want to meet Him, by engaging ourselves in the meditation of His holy Name.
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  35. SSA Guest Jee, Apart from one's parents and Guru Jee, nobody is worthy to fall at their feet. This is your virtue of true humility, which is also liked by Him, it will help you to reach higher levels within also. So keep it up. If possible, just send me blessings, much appreciated. Thank you for being such a noble nd a beautiful person/human being. The creation needs many many like you. Stay blessed.
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  36. SSA Guest Jee, welcome. A1) The point between the 2 eyes you mention while doing simran, is the door which allows us to enter the spiritual realms or dimensions. It is also the gateway to reach our Nijh Ghar, there is a lot into it, unlimited parkash, unlimited dhun, even Waheguru can be met by entering into it, but for that purpose simran is the key. With simran we get our surtee focused at that point, which is very much necessary to pierce the dark veil when we close our eyes. And you feeling something while there, is a mark of His apaar kirpa on you, so please continue w
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  37. On the subject of "Law of karma". Sitting back and letting "karma" do something is Reailty is in reality an oxymoron. It's like expecting an action to take place when there is no action to settle it. I'm not talking about it paradoxically either. If I was then, taking no action is better than action. This can be applied to doing something will cause more harm than good. Action (Karma) is only done with intent not by doing nothing.
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  38. Thou shall not kill, is refering to the Jews that have accepted the law of Yahwah and only applied for his people not the gentiles. Which explains all the killings of gentiles talked about in the bible but they cant do it to their OWN people because gentiles are not apart of the law. Jews are allowed to eat meat, only curtain types. Which when you think about it, also applies to Muslims who view everyone whos a non-believer an emermy of their god under their law. This is why killings are still going on. If it was left to "The Law of Karma" it would have been delt with long time ago. "Law
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  39. With regards to Halal Meat. Previous post was getting long, but here is Guru Nanak mentioning about Brahmins eating Halal or abhakhiya ka Khutta in Asa Di Vaar. Ang 471
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  40. You need to look at this shabad in Adi Guru Granth Sahib Ang page 1289 I will highlight some parts where Guru Nanak shows that Purana and Kiteb (abrahamic texts Bible/Quran/Torah etc) allow meat! This is the start of the shabad page 1289 Next, Guru ji explains about the devte eating Rhinoceros regularly. Here is where Guru ji mentions Meat in Purans and Kitebs.
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  41. The basic principles are actually quite different. Christianity’s basic principle is to achieve the goal of life which is to believe in Jesus as God and Savior and his 3 days on the cross was real and he died for our sins, so before he arrived and died no one could actually go to Heaven as he was the perfect ‘lamb’ aka sacrifice. Islam, the basic principle is to believe that Allah is the only God and Muhammad was his final messenger and prophet. If you don’t, you go to Hell forever on the final day of judgement that takes place in the future. If you do go to Heaven, you get all sorts of p
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  42. waheguru ji ka Khalsa waheguru ji ji fateh ji I just came across this website which points out that root cause of most problems in our Panth is due not to following the Panj Pyare Rehat Maryada which is Hukam of Guru Shahib. I have been reading articles on this website and lot of the things which they point out makes total sense, for example: Jathedars are creation of SGPC which was originally created by British Raj to contain political Sikh influence. Also another point which really struck me was that there is no mention of Panj Jathedars of Takats in Sikh History before 19
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  43. Ang-278 ਜਬ ਇਹ ਜਾਨੈ ਮੈ ਕਿਛੁ ਕਰਤਾ ॥ जब इह जानै मै किछु करता ॥ Jab ih jānai mai kicẖẖ karṯā. As long as this mortal thinks that he is the one who does things, ਤਬ ਲਗੁ ਗਰਭ ਜੋਨਿ ਮਹਿ ਫਿਰਤਾ ॥ तब लगु गरभ जोनि महि फिरता ॥ Ŧab lag garabẖ jon mėh firṯā. he shall wander in reincarnation through the womb.
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  44. Absolutely, there is no Bani which is gender conscious
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  45. I take this to mean that we shouldn't start and then stop for periods of time. If we take a long break from simran than the churn (that shaanti, that focused surti, that anand from Naam) could be lost. This is why so many don't make it anywhere. When we are motivated we push ourselves, when motivation wanes we start indulging in the world and fail this test repeatedly. This is what happens to me. Then we have to make efforts to rebuild that shaanti, that focus, that anand...
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  46. Once a shagird (disciple) of Mohammad g asked same question Do Allah do everything? Does human even do anything?? Mohammad g said that he will answer on time .. (All mahapursh say this cos they wanna know if person even interested in question or just random lol) After some time passed Mohammad g said his disciple to stand up The disciple stood up Mohammad g said him to raise one leg and he did so And then said him to raise another leg Disciple was surprised he said how is that possible master? Mohammad g said that this is your answer
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  47. VaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa VaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh It's Pure Iron
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