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  1. 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 wha
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  2. 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 s
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  3. sarabatam

    Abhyaas and Simran

    Lucky, sat, chatanga, soulfinder, harsharan, dalsingh, jageera sukhpreet and all veer and bheenji, please post more often, you guys are torch bearer of sikhi. Sikhawareness will be on for generations, i'll make sure i will give this seva to my son if he is not interested someone from sangat, before passing on. What a amazing privilege and honor is been part of amazing platform and sangat since 2003.Lets continue to contribute on this amazing platform and inspire others including me.
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  4. Be happy and confident and a positive and optimistic person , no matter what. Never doubt yourself Dont believe or waste time and your precious life and energy dwelling on the losers and their B.S and avoid bad eggs and sangat, Walk around the earth freely and without fear and enjoy your life. Be a free spirit and strong Be happy and grateful for what you have Be real (and never get over excited or nervous about anything), and accept reality Accept that only I dictate my life and who I am, no one else can define me or dictate my life. Only I truly know who I am
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  5. Sitting on the floor to eat is also a sign of humility. Servants eat on the floor in their masters house. Not on the tables.
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  6. 1) Don't get involved with intoxicants and make friends that are not involved in it too. 2)Put in much more effort in studies. 3)Start Naam Simran and stick to it no matter what happens.
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  7. Glad you paid attention to some older posts. ਜਬ ਭਗਤਿ ਕਰਹਿ ਸੰਤ ਮੰਡਲੀ ਤਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਮਿਲਿ ਹਰਿ ਗਾਵਉ ॥ Jab bẖagaṯ karahi sanṯ mandlī ṯinĥ mil har gāva▫o. When the galaxy of Saints worship the Lord in devotion, I join them, singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ਕਰਉ ਨਮਸਕਾਰ ਭਗਤ ਜਨ ਧੂਰਿ ਮੁਖਿ ਲਾਵਉ ॥੩॥ Kara▫o namaskār bẖagaṯ jan ḏẖūr mukẖ lāva▫o. ||3|| I bow in reverence to the humble devotees, and apply the dust of their feet to my face. ||3|| Here, one is to walk and tread on the path that the sant's themeselves have walked. This is meaning of pangti "kara-o namashk
    6 points
  8. Fateh to all brothers and sisters. Sorry I haven't been on the forum for the last two months. I caught this dreaded Coronavirus, and had an extremely torrid time for almost 3 weeks. Am recovering from that now, praise be to the Creator.
    6 points
  9. Soulfinder

    yamdoots, dharamraj.

    @Mooorakh @Ragmaala @Jageera @dalsingh101 @ipledgeblue @chatanga1 @Sukh_preet @mahanpaapi @sarabatam @Nalwa @kidsama @tva prasad @Kaur Inder @Hk sikh @Sat1176@gsm52 please take a look at the pdf dass uploaded and may it help us with more simran and bhagati !!
    6 points
  10. 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 an
    6 points
  11. 100% correct bhen ji as all of the souls aatma is one whether it belongs to a male or female makes no difference at all.
    5 points
  12. For me it would be for my 15-20 years younger self 1. Start working out since grade 7/8. It would give you the confidence to go through college and uni comfortably. 2. Stay away from a 10 year toxic relation that ate away your spiritual wealth. 3. Never get too excited or too happy 4. Follow your gurus hukum to the 100% especially control your eyes.
    5 points
  13. Spend more time with His bhagat jan. Have more Gurbani in daily life. Be aware and thankful at each and every step for His unbound grace. Understand better His bhaana and remain in His hukum.
    5 points
  14. Lucky

    Abhyaas and Simran

    Guys, you really don't want to fall in this entrapment. The Mind is too easy to tempt into different directions. Grabbing tips from x,y and z will only make the mind race and prevent it form stabilizing. One's daily conduct has to be done with a steady mind. How you go about in your day reflects how easily you can go into sehaj and steadiness in simran. Keep it simple, have faith and be prepared to give your matt at all times. Jumping around with a monkey mind, going from x,y, z will only weaken your hold over the mann. You must have complete faith in the EK that you decide t
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  15. Veer ji Bhai Gurdas Ji Vaar 1, Pauri 49 of 49 has the complete explaination. Here is the full shabad. ਸਤਿਜੁਗ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਵਾਸਦੇਵ ਵਵਾ ਵਿਸਨਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਾਵੈ। Satijugi Satigur Vaasadayv Vavaa Visanaa Naamu Japaavai | In Satyug, Visnu in the form of Vasudev is said to have incarnated and ‘V’ Of Vahiguru reminds of Visnu. ਵਾਰਾਂ ਭਾਈ ਗੁਰਦਾਸ : ਵਾਰ ੧ ਪਉੜੀ ੪੯ ਪੰ. ੧ ਦੁਆਪੁਰਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਹਰੀ ਕ੍ਰਿਸਨ ਹਾਹਾ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਾਵੈ। Duaapari Satigur Haree Krisan Haahaa Hari Hari Naamu Japaavai | The true Guru of dvapar is said to be Harikr
    5 points
  16. 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
    5 points
  17. 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
    4 points
  18. Men and women are Equal. Gurbani tells us to see God in every heart, and see that He is our True Husband. At some point, humans decided that mean are higher than women, when Gurbani teaches pure equality. Look at Mai Bhago, the perfect example of a woman. Our different Janams, our different sexes in janams are symbolic of this. We are ever changing. Only the Truth remains. Why worship a fleeting shadow when the King of Kings is the only being that remains, the only reason we wake up, eat food, breathe air, walk amongst the trees etc. Life is temporary. See God in your husband and wif
    4 points
  19. Good subject you have mentioned as in uk england london i have seen many gurdwaras where they have langar on tables and chairs whilst people are wearing their shoes in the langar hall. It doesn't have the same feeling compared to having langar sitting on floor on carpet with crossed legs. Although if person is not healthy or has health problems then its ok to use chairs table but the shoes are a big no from me. Here is a really good viewpoint i found on the subject mentioned
    4 points
  20. Soulfinder

    He is talking sense

    Veer ji avoid this guy like the plague at all costs. He is a missionary preacher who are against sri dasam granth sahib ji bani and promote meat eating.
    4 points
  21. 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.
    4 points
  22. Excellent thread and posts my fellow veers @Jageera @Ragmaala on here. I would do the following. 1). Used my time more wisely by learning my nitnem banis at a much younger age. 2). Did more malas simran jaap of waheguru simran and mool mantar. As i do wish i did a lot of simran bani jaap when i visted histrocial gurdwara sahib in india as a teenager looking back now. 3). Wish i had the knowledge and did the bir ras dasam banis when i was around 15/16 as that would have been cool. 4). Wish i had access to more books reading material especially th
    4 points
  23. Found this while reading a biography of a Thai Buddhist Monk. "Meditation is a good means for making a clean break with the unseemly business of the kilesas. Meditation techniques are arguably somewhat difficult to practice, but that’s because they are designed to put pressure on the mind and bring it under control, much like trying to bring a monkey under control in order to tame it. Meditation techniques are actually methods for developing self-awareness. This means observing the mind which is not content to just remain still but tends instead to jump about like someone who’s been scald
    4 points
  24. Veer ji we should contact our sikh media channels based in the uk midlands. Also contact youtube groups such as nanak naam and basics of sikhi to raise more awareness of this great site. Could distrubute leaflets flyers of the website at gurdwaras,nagar kirtans etc. Also a facebook,instagram page should be made as well or at least think of how and what to post on there etc.
    4 points
  25. Here is a page that dass found in a book which help most people to do simran
    4 points
  26. Dhan Sant Ishar Singh Ji Karamsar Rara Sahib, August 5.
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  27. " The following excepts are from is from Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji's Diary: Types of Naam: There are 2 types of Naam: Japa (Varan Atmak Bani/Naam): It is the Outer Sound Principle. It is also known as the language of the Pranas or the vital airs for it depends on different types of vibrations in the air. All these types of Japas give solace of varying degrees and one gets peace of mind of a temporary nature only, be­cause the various bodily chakra involved in them are of a lower order, situated below Third Eye. Varn-Atmak words pave the way to Dhun-Atmak Shabd and are
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  28. Soulfinder

    Abhyaas and Simran

    Dass is very happy to post on here is and i am glad to be a part of this sites family. Its a long time 17 years and may Waheguru keep you in chardikala !!
    4 points
  29. You probably know enough already to walk quite far down this journey. Now work on the practical building not the theoretical understanding unless you need your battery charging. I should also practice what I preach HaHa. You shouldn't really have too many questions for Gurmukhs unless your having simran problems or experiences that you want to share or discuss with them. Honestly they get fed up with people calling them all the time. Don't become one of those. Keep it once every few weeks or months. Then they love to hear from you, and see how your getting on. Just shows them you not one
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  30. Veer ji its a really important subject which you are 100% correct that nobody touches especially our religious preachers. Here is a few thread links i have posted on this subject which is worth looking at and hope helps it answer as i feel the same as you that everyone is not aware of the existance of hell.
    4 points
  31. One explanation I heard was, Gurbani is universal in terms of gyan is given to all regardless of background. It does not limit a person to a particular mantra. It places great emphasis on japing the Gur mant (i.e Gurmantar). You jap the gurmantar that you have been given. Ram, Har, Gobind, Waheguru etc. No school of thought should feel exempt from receiving the wisdom of Gurbani. Bhai Gurdas ji clearly states for us Sikh's that "Waheguru gurmantar hai jap homeaa kohe" In terms of building stability when do paath or Simran the key is to listen the words that come out of your mouth.
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  32. Here is a katha track of Sri Jaap Sahib where Sant Baba Jarnail Singh ji Bhindrawale do the arth of Sri Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
    4 points
  33. Absolutely brilliant, not only about a brief, simple and clear enunciation of the difference between jog mat and gurmat (that more than half a dozen books by various authors couldn't) but about overall bhakti...learnt that one must allocate at least 2 hrs both morning and evening to the gurmantar jaap..bhai sahib did it for over 2 years before Guru Sahib blessed him...a must listen..thank you sat veerji for posting..
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  34. Blessings to everyone. I am writing this today in a bit of shock and disbelieve but at the same time a lot of peace and satisfaction. These past few weeks/months had been a bit of a rough sail for me. I had lost a lot of faith in spiritual teachers. I had been hearing and seeing a lot of drama that didn't sit well with me. So part of me fell off the boat a bit. I was still listening to shabad and looking at parkash. But I wasn't putting effort in to try and move further. I was sitting still. Something even worse happened in my personal life a few days ago. A very subtle but v
    4 points
  35. Just facetimed nephew, he looked good. Maharaj's kirpa naal he's started going back to work. So if you get it, it's no guarantee that you'll be 'brown bread'.
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  36. Dhan Baba Ishar Singh Ji Nanaksar Kaleran, March 26.
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  37. Lucky

    Sounds/Tones/ Noise

    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 w
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  38. 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 w
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  39. 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 n
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  40. @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
    4 points
  41. 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, j
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  42. 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
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  43. 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
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  44. 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
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  45. 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 f
    4 points
  46. 1 year update. It's been a year and I haven't touched any alcohol or cigarettes during this past year by Maharaj's kirpa. Without a doubt I owe it all to a higher power that helped me to overcome an 18 year addiction. It all started on this forum and I would like to send my heartfelt gratitude to all members here that that helped me. Anyone else that comes across this thread and needs help feel free to pm me anytime. I learnt alot this past year and there's many tips I can give for those that seriously wish to kick their smoking and drinking habit. Gurfateh.
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