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  1. 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, its 100% better, and when you give up these you will move very fast. Second is to stop speaking harshly at all. Get control over your tongue. When doing Dasam bani, like Bhagouti astotar, etc, it fills you with bir ras, but Guru sahib ji hates it when you use that to speak badly and let it out at someone. Always speak firmly but with respect. I made this mistake, and I had to do shabad hazare (just the first mehl) 3x and do ardass and promise to never misuse my tongue ever again. Next is don't speak extra or uselessly. Only speak as needed. Why discuss useless topics? The biggest quality is to accept the truth even if you can't live up to it. Most people when they hear what they should be like or what they should do, they just reject it, to not make themselves feel bad. Even if you can't do it, accept that I am lacking in this. Just this acceptance alone will bring great kirpa, and keep you in the right direction. Take Amrit. This one is obvious. Wear 5 kakkar, keep rehat, and do nitnem, and Guru sahib will take you under his wing and lead you to Sachkhand. Very good deal, lol. When you move up fast, people or dark entities somehow something will always try to keep you down. Be aware of that. Bir Ras banis are very helpful in this case. Always admit mistake when you make it. Don't let hankar (ego) get in the way of apologizing. This is a big one for me that I leanred recently and it's chaning my whole reality. That is to not waver ever (dolna). Remain firm and steady. Your hand might shake and your leg might shake but the mind should stay strong and unmovable. "Asthar raho dolho matt kabhu gur ke bachan adhar, jai jai kar sagal bhu mandal mukh ujal darbar." NEVER give up your faith in your Guru for even a second. I used to do this all the time this year. For the past couple of weeks, I have been getting tested, and I have remained adhol. Last thing is to "save your progress". We often don't realize how far we have come, and can get demotivated or side tracked. A handwritten journal is helpful.
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  2. sarabatam

    I found a job yaay!!

    I found a job as service desk analyst. Let me go pakka I will hook our brothers and sisters.
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  3. I think you're on the wrong forum for that. Most of us here love Dasam Granth.
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  4. Pen Jee if one plays with fire, one should be consciouss that one can get burnt. So both of you knew, that living in relationship does have the chances of getting pregnant. And if you were confident and strong then, then be the same now and face whatever you have to, with dignity. You may evade somehow the so called society, but have you ever thought of what face will you take when yamdoots or Dharam Rai ask you for killing a life? And there you will be all alone, nobody will stand beside you. Have you ever thought of that? You say you are a sikh woman, then, did you forget Waheguru is all omnipresent and was aware of this your relationship? If no shame then, what shame now? See, what is done is done, do not get things worse by killing a life. Marry ths man now, and let the people talk as much as they want, nothing lasts forever, it is your life, to the hell with the so called society. What matters is your morality and self respect. Believe it, having a child in one´s arms, is such a blessing, a most loving act, that no other relationship can be ever compared to it. So start making plans to have this baby by all means, and be grateful to Him for this blessing, of having a child. Nothing happens just like that, the child has to come as it is so destined at a particular time, so please it is a benti, do not do anything which will make you incurr in heavy karma, and for which you alone will have to pay. Aapay beejeh aapay khaae. Lastly, be bold, be strong and above all thankful to Him, there is no such thing compared in having a child. It is one of the biggest blessings, which one can have. Stay blessed. Sat Sree Akal.
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  5. this one got me! During my nde in coma, I also came back from the court of dharmraj. Was instructed to go back and -nam jap- these were the 2 clear words. I came back and spent a few years from 2011 to find out what real nam jap is and what I should be doing. I'm on the bhagtee marj but I still have loads to to. Thing that shocked me was the man in video who had been sent back was told he'd got 10 years to go and jap. I wasn't given a time but it is now 2021.. nearly 10 years since the incident.. This is like a kick up the backside because i've got so may things to do in bhagtee and stuff to sort at home.. Waheguru
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  6. Amazing bachan of Baba Ji
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  7. So when you go to an MNC office do you wear your sleepwear ? or are you formally dressed? Is showering, dressing formally a ritual or a requirement? The statement that "why you need rules and regulations for remembering God and Guru"? is simplistic and inconsistent with Guru Sahibs hukams. Guru Ram Dass has specified in his hukam in Guru Granth Sahib....Gur Satgur Kaa Jo Sikh Akhaey...So Bhaal keeah Utth Haaar Naam Dhiavery...(ank 306) .Guru Sahibs hukams are get up early (is that a ritual? or a requirement?) Udham Kareah Bhalkeah Parbhati Ishnaam Kareah...(So having an early morning bath is a ritual or a requirement?)....this same hukam is in all rehatnamas, and in Guru Gobind Singhs 52 Hukams for the Sikhs before he became Aloop...Water is known to absorb whatever is in the environment ..hence the water in the sarovar of Darabar Sahib on which Gurbani is sung virtually round the clock has curative powers. Hence the recommendation for having water when we do paath...I have personally followed all these requirements and benefitted from them...so would suggest that we do not spread our own understanding (manmaat) and instead refer to Guru Sahibs hukams (gurmat) for guidance and implementation.
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  8. This This is why we shouldn't treat kathavachiks like saints acting as if they always day the truth and can't be wrong.
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  9. If you read victim 553 I think it was, the broken jaw, on the kaur website it documents it. It is a well known and talked about occurence already. Basically a mona Sikh who was getting more interested in Sikhi put on a Dumalla and took a stupid photo and sent it to a girl, nothing lewd, and got his bones broken for it. When Sukha sent a Panj Pyare of.nobodies after him, and oversaw his beating. When taken to task privately for that his..contrition was fairly lacking and basically muttered yeah I messed up, Sikhi is all about forgiveness, forgive me. Still played it off though really. You can still find his podcasts from after that news came out on those topics. Close friends of that victim spread the news through the forums a couple years back. Nidar Singh Nihang is certainly unpopular, controversial, and imperfect, but good on him for supporting these victims. Although he too shows disregard for the safety of his mentees if you ask me. Really does a few unhealthy, disreputable things in his training. His training is however legitimate. The young lad was not Amritdhari, and not part of Sukhas Fauj really. He was over disciplined, innapropriately, according to a Rehit he's unfamiliar with, and standards of conduct that were alien to him. I partially understood Sukhas miscarriage of justice but now with the sex allegations a clearer pattern of behavior is emerging with a pattern of broken people left behind.
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  10. Also, I think it should be pretty obvious where homosexual predators are going to be hidden now i.e. in cosy male dominated jathas. Parents need to be more streetwise about sending their kids there. Also, it's easier to talk to teenage boys about being sexually abused than females. Fathers, older brothers, older cousins, cool uncles need to be having this conversation with boys.
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  11. I understand where you're coming from. You clearly crave a real relationship, deep and all that. And..you're going about it wrong. You can't date your way into Anand Karaj, or turn dating into Anand Karaj, and Anand Karaj is what you actually want. Sorry to break it to you brohan solo, but....she's friend zoned you, and is probably sleeping with somebody else. She does care for you, or worry about you, but I think this mistaken relationship has already blown up on you to teach you why we do Anand Karaj only. I hope I'm wrong, I hope the other Sangat have better advice for you. But..you've been friend zoned and she's probably sleeping with somebody. And probably was before your relationship seemed to fail. Which is actually none of your business now, back on track for Anand Karaj. Love doesn't work the way they say Veer Ji. It's not really about you and her and love for each other so much as it is about if someone is disciplined, truthful, in love with Gursikhi and willing to work it with you. Don't even be too tied to a wife bro. Treat her every way one should, love her, love your kids, and this is kalyug so be ready to accept infedility or failure if it happens. And if it does, and your household isn't complete yet, you get another wife. You can't date, change or simp your way into Anand Karaj. You have to start with it. The reason she or you gave isn't the real reason probably. I love you bro. Stop simping. If you are in love and changing, love Vaheguru Akal Purakh, and follow their advice, Anand Karaj only, and change into a Gursikh for your own reasons. And no more simping Veer Ji.
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  12. There is no such thing as a pure soul. Your clarity is clouded by love tinted glasses. Desperation and begging will only push the other person away. You should never beg or cry to a woman, it will only turn them off. This is a wrong mindset. You can never be perfect for anyone. You should only focus on bettering yourself. You sound very sincere, and you are deeply in love. But do not put her on a pedestal , and worship her. Make yourself important. What kind of changes are you making. Please give some examples.
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  13. I see where you are coming from paaji. No probs,.. I'm not gonna break your faith but some of us have also been at the same stage you are at. We too were questioning the authenticity of what is shabad, what is dunn, what is naam, anhad, toor, naad and so on.. From my experience you can ONLY learn and understand this part of bhagtee in stages. The stages of your own self-progress. There is no black or white method of describing it in paragraphs and learning it without self-practice. Yes, there are many nishanees for different stages of shabad but as far as I know, The 5 dhoot are ONLY left behind when in chautha padh. However, once you get naam pargat and have crossed the 1st bhavsagar, then you can be protected/shielded (free from) low vibration entities of different kinds, but you will never be free from the 5 dhoot whilst your MANN and atma are in astool form. The khel is about the 5 dhoot and your mann constantly. as long as you are having vichaar/furnay/thoughts of any kind, ..then the 5 dhoot are always tagging on. These are some of the key points that I can give you and I'm stating them with relevance to gurbani. I suggest you have a good read through this thread from the beginning and things will become a little less fuzzy. You are questioning these things, and I'm glad. it shows you have the drive. My advice is that you practice simran with faith and don't ignore any sounds you hear. That doesn't mean you follow them or try searching for them. They come in time and if you read back older posts you will see how me and some other seekers found our way through certain sounds we experienced. Only after you have heard them will you begin to understand what is true anhad i.e.. when listening in chautha pad avastha(outside of tre-gun maya) and what are pavan shabads. Another thing is , Amrit rass. I remember reading a number of texts and many of them didn't mention the sweet amrit rass or it's stages. Amrit rass is a must and it's the earliest nishanees of you walking the right path. But amrit rass itself has different stages of 'where' you are drinking it from, even though there is only ONE amrit. I'm not saying I have the right answers, but the little bits I'm telling you have been confirmed with what Bhai Simranjeet Tohana ji and other gurmukhs have stated on many occasions. Other piece of advise I can give, is for you not to be trying to jump ahead. All this does is create self-made gyan and more thoughts for the mind. Instead focus with 100% dhyian on the stage you are practicing. Whether that is Saas graas, saas saas or antharghat. Give it your fullest devotion. Waheguru Sat kartar
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  14. I would suggest not to go for fried Namkeens, chips, maida or any of those junk if you have such stressed out routine already. More whole grains, fresh fruits n veggies are rather more recommended ( remember m a certified dietician)
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  15. Once Prophet Muhammad and Jesus Christ visited Baba Harnaam Singh Ji Rampur Khera waale. Devi devte do exist because in bani,Guru sahib says that these Devi devte praise Vaheguru at his feet. In Sri Chandi di Vaar, guru sahib says Akaal Purakh CREATED demons to keep the Devi devte's ego and pride in check. They all came on earth to spread Dharma but eventually fell into the trap of 5 vices. Trimandeep Singh
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  16. That is exactly what he is saying. That is I why I posted it in this thread. If you sit in any practical session of gurmukhs they will say focus on the inner part of the ears and listen to whatever sound you hear. This is where the journey all begins…. It is so relevant to the very first few posts I made from the book years ago in this very thread. Now the same is being clearly said by our own people who follow this path of shabad and surat.
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  17. I agree with this veer ji as our bhen ji is in a really tricky situation right now. @lively123Bhen Ji everyone makes mistakes so rather than waiting later on why not get married at a local registry office as then you will be legally married.
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  18. paapiman

    Unmarried and Pregnant

    Why can't you just marry him now? If he wants to keep the baby, then he should have no problems in marrying you now. Is he a Sikh? Bhul chuk maaf
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  19. I originally made this on Sikhsangat time to post it here. Part 1 I have started reading my english tika by Sant ji and it is very deep. I will quote some parts I really liked. The Importance of Japji Sahib Kavi Santhok Singh Ji says about Japji Sahib In the way a rice husk is useless without a grain of rice, a Sikh is useless without having memorized Japji Sahib. Guru Nanak Dev Ji says to Guru Angad Dev Ji those who recite Japji Sahib with their heart will gain a seat close to me. Guru Ji also says The individual who forgets Jap Ji knowing it divinity is commiting sucide by jumping into the lowest pits of hell When Guru Tegh Bhadur was going to acced to sachkhand he recited Japji Sahib and his head came off even before he was executed. I have not told all the stories as I want to focus on the main katha. Japji Sahib Katha An Introduction One time a Sikh asked Guru Gobind Singh Ji what type of an avtar is Guru Nanak. According to the Hindu belief there are 6 types of avtars they are the following Ansa Avtar An avtar who is a Dharmic Raja. Avesha Avtar An avtar to give darshan to his devotees. Nit Avtar God as a Sant or Mahapurkh Namitak Avtar Avtars like Narsingh and Bawan who came to protect Vahgurus Bhagats Puran Avtar An Avtar whohas 16 divine attributes and characteristics (Only Krishna) Puran Tam Avtar Is only the Guru Sahibs as the Guru needed no teacher to teach them. According to Bhindran Sampardama They are the following Ansa Avtar A Dharm Raja like Manu Avesha Avtar An Avtar not born with powers but through meditation gains them. Example is Parasram(Parasram means Ram with an axe. He destroyed corrupt kings and destroyed ego. Kalka Avtar An avtar who has some powers and has only one thing to do. Example Mach avtar who used 2 of the 16 powers to save the Vedas Nit Avtar An avtar as a Sant or Bahgat Namit Avtar An avtar that disappears after doing his one task. Example Narsingh avtar. Puran Avtar Ram and Krishna. Ran had 14 powers while Krishna had all 16 Tye 16 qualities are the following Knowledge, Attention, Virtiuous Acts, Persistence, Moderation, Righteousness, Charity, Skill, Meditation, Loving acts, contol over lust, Spiritualism, mecy, Solemn Promise, intelligence and a Clear Mind The 16 powers are Earth, water, fire, wind, sky, Vital air for breathing, organs, name of god, actions, faith, place in society, devotion, Incantation, deaire, semen and physique The the sangat asked is Guru Nanak a Puran avtar or not. Guru Gobind Singh Ji said Guru Nanak Was Greater then a Puran avtar
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  20. Wow! Eho jehia saakhiya helps all to build their faith Thanks
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  21. Students of Gurmat Meditation have started a Telegram app simran group on which there is gurmantar jaap 24 hours a day plus simran classes and sangat Q&As. Highly recommended. You can join using the following invite link. https://t.me/joinchat/VDkommSLIUJWyybV You can also listen on their YouTube channel. https://youtube.com/channel/UCYnm0mdVKOqnCrxQf9gOl_A
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  22. Yes, after 12 am is Amritvela. Yes, for sure Obstacles are good sign in spiritual journey. That means your bad karams are working out plus kaal/kalyug/maya/ are trying to distract you from psth. Its good sign. Keep at it. Stay relaxed dont tense
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  23. I've been listening to Bhai Simranjeet's Tohana recordings and following points stood out to me. Thought I would share. You can find the original recordings here : From recording 6-April-2021: 1st yudh is with thoughts in the mind and this battle is fought with the Gurmantar. 2nd yudh is with falling asleep at dev lok stage whilst we are trying to listen to anhad shabads and merge in Sach. The dhoots try and put us in sleep and dreams to stop us progressing. When you hear crickets (bhinday), birds chirping, sehaj dhun this is the first stage of dev lok avasta. Those who enter sehaj whilst listening to shabad and experience amrit ras have risen above dev lok. Those who have transcended sleep have entered next stage. Those who travel in sunn mandal instead of dreams of bhavjal are mukht. Those who know before entering this physical world what instructions/hukam were given by Waheguru before they came each day are mukht. Those who know how mind and body are made and how they are united are mukht. From recording 7th April 2021: 4 Avastas of Naam/Shabad (What stage are you?) 1.You can hear the anhad sounds internally in the ears. 2.You know how to listen to anhad shabads with the guidance of gurmukhs. 3.You know how to merge into the shabads and become shabad roop. 4.You know how to play with the shabads in Agam and able to keep your focus on them during the day when in Tregun maya. If you have doubts then you cannot progress beyond Dev lok even if you hear shabads. In Dev lok anhad sounds are heard, but you still have doubts or have not overcome all your vices. Simran + Viraag = Kirpa of Waheguru DO NOT GIVE UP OR BE PESSIMISTIC THAT YOU CAN MAKE IT. THOSE THAT HAVE A PESSIMISTIC OUTLOOK WILL NEVER MAKE IT! (Heard this from a number of Gurmukhs recently) DO NOT HAVE BELIEF THAT SWITCHING GURMUKHS ALL THE TIME WILL YIELD FASTER KIRPA AND PROGRESS. HAVE FAITH (BHAROSA) IN YOURSELF OTHERWISE YOU ARE JUST LOOSING YOUR OWN SELF CONFIDENCE. YOU NEED TO MAKE THE EFFORT YOURSELF UNDER ONE TEACHER! Keep doing quiet gentle Simran in the background whilst listening to anhad shabads. Eventually you will merge in the shabads and receive Amrit from them.
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  24. Gurmat Meditation Telegram group schedule. If you want to learn about journey to sunn via gurmantar -> anhad shabads -> sunn then attend Bibi Parminder Kaur’s class.
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  25. TBH, I've never talked too much about it in great detail.. I never even told my mother because she was way too drowned in maya. But I can tell you there are many fictional and fake versions out there, so you have to be careful what you read. It was quite confusing for a few years because there were also a lot of things happening whilst I were in the month long coma. It took quite a few years to make sense of it since I'd also suffered significant brain and spinal injuries. Did I believe in judgment day, the court or an after life? I don't think I did, but probably believed in some kind of hereafter. Prior to 2011, I was typical lad doing lots of bad stuff. and I really mean stuff that I'd be too ashamed to mention on here. I'd do paaps and hera fairees like the rest of them among me all week long, and then go gurdwara on Sunday, giving large donations in the hope that my guilty conscience may be forgiven in some way. The thing about getting your hasab done at the court is different for everybody depending on what karams or fates you may have faced in previous janams. In my case, I had previously begged for another janam to go and jap naam. I had been given this jeevan to do that. However, I came, never japped naam but instead created more bad karams whilst lost in this land of maya. I didn't have jamms beat me, but I went past them at one stage and could see them beating others whilst hearing screams and pains of torture. I somehow knew that the ones suffering were there to learn from past deeds. Nowadays, I understand my sole purpose in life and the certain tasks that I've been assigned to do from the higher sources. Jap naam and bhagtee are the priorities and I try to schedule everything else around that as compared to one who attempts to fit in bhagtee if and where they may have some time
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  26. VID-20210104-WA0013.mp4.046feaea44c0f3eca77e61733a111bd9.mp4
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  27. Baba Nand Singh Ji advised everyone to invoke HIS blessing by completing one path of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in a month in the following manner: Complete recitation of the whole of SriSri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in a month. Complete 50 paths of Sri Sukhmani Sahib in a month; recite 2 paths of Sri Sukhmani Sahib daily. Complete 250 paths of Jap Ji Sahib in a month; recite 10 paths of JapJi Sahib daily. Complete 180 Malas (Rosary Mala of 108 beads) of Mool Mantra (from Ekonkar to Nanak Hosi Bhi Such) in a month; do six malas daily. Complete 80 Malas daily of Gur Mantar 'Waheguru'; 20 Malas of Waheguru if the Nam is recited four times on each bead. Complete 160 Malas daily of Ram (Nam); 40 Malas if Ram is recited four times on each bead A Mohammedan was advised to practice and recite the name of Allah on each bead as above.
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  28. Navay Saal Di Wadiyan! Waheguru ji saaraya nu teek taak rakhai and upnay charna naal jori rakhan
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  29. Vahiguru Ji Sarvan Karo Most powerful mantar: MOOL MANTAR
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  30. I don’t claim to be of any avastha or spiritual stage. This path of bhagti is never ending. But it’s a path of Bhagti. Of Love. Not avasthas, who’s higher up, what’s higher up. There is no higher or lower. It’s only until you literally put your head on the floor and accept your self as shit as the Gurus themselves accepted themselves as lowly worms, that you start truly loving. I’m by no means perfect at all. I accept myself as shit. I’m just a sinner, we all are without Him. For without Truth, we live in ego, I wondered around for years in fear etc. it actually took me ages to accept the Truth. I dont usually talk about this stuff because I don’t dwell on visions anymore and I don’t think anyone’s higher or lower for having them, that’s ego. I guess I started accepting everything’s Him when I started having visions, of the Gurus etc, lights, auras, all that stuff. I know a lot of people who have these so no big deal, and doesn’t make anyone great or worse as His creation is Equal, all an extension of Him. I used to see his shakti, blue lights, everywhere, on and as everything etc, hence realising, it’s all just One, I saw and felt His prescence as Everything, everywhere on everyone in waking life. I knew it was Him as a wife knows their spouse. I first started having those experiences properly when I started doing naam simran at 4am, my third eye seemed to open and then there was no going back. Then the next few years, I started going deep into samadhi, and having experiences. Going deep into the sunn, I realised, it’s All just Him. I felt like my heart was opening to the universe and that it’s all just an extension of Him. I understood that He has no form or image, that the world is a dream and an illusion, and the reality is Nothing, but a frequency, that can’t be described. His presence. I’ve gone through phases where I’ve had dreams of the Gurus guiding me almost every single night some weeks and too many darshans to count. I know other Sikhs who have had these too, and although I accepted the blessings, I’ve realised not to dwell on them as they’re guiding lights that help lead the way and also Reassurance that we’re on the right path. I started understanding that the Dukh and the Sukh, the good and bad, angel, demons are all just Him. I started forgetting, but when I forgot, I’d bring myself to the present moment and remember that it’s All just Him. There is no image or form, the images are Him. I’d apply what I’d learned in my samadhi in real life. It’s just a frequency you vibrate at, like a knowledge you have that brings you to a level where you know it’s Him and can feel it. In reality, it’s just Love, my heart was open to Him. In the good and the bad. Any visions of demons Or ghosts I would have, I’d just start laughing and say God I know it’s just you, and go back to sleep or my business. I actually realised Love of Truth, As in my heart had expanded to basically its zenith, when I’d pushed all of the visions I used to have constantly in waking life aside, accepted my life and work, and my time on this earth as my Karam for now, and also experienced a lot of Dukhi in life and in my work. One day when things were bad, My heart opened so much, I felt like it had burst, and I realised that all the bad eggs I’d met, the con artists, nindaks etc, and the messed up things that had happened as well as the happiness and the good, had opened my heart to realise that it’s all just Him, love, and that’s when I realised that the path isn’t rocket science, and by no means about where you’re at, for the path is Endless and the Truth discoveries Never End. Its just True Love, In good and bad, accepting this universe as One, that we are One. You can’t properly explain love, you have to feel it, and walking on the straight and narrow path, following gurbani/ being good, taking care of your mind, body, spirit, supporting your own life, naam simran etc is the way to do it. Love has no logic and you have to experience it yourself. He is not some unattainable level you can’t reach. He’s everywhere, He flows through us, and His love for us is Unconditional. He’s everyone and thing we see and all that we don’t. It’s an advanced psychology. He’s not simply accessible to some on the path and others less. That’s what the Gurus tried to tell us. Look around you and remember or apply it. Gurbani tells us it many times. Talk to Him, ask Him for Guidance yourself.
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  31. This thread is more than just experiences. It is a more like a dairy that documents our journey to understand simran, the inner journey and what we are learning and experiencing along they way by a number of individuals. The posts contain subtle hints that may help someone in the future. We might not have all the answers today but as I see in my own journey things I read 10+ years ago are presenting themselves again via different channels. There is some hidden truth out there which I don’t fully understand yet but I hope I am making slow progress in the right direction.
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  32. Waheguru Ji Will be starting the 125,000 Mool Mantar Jaap will post under this topic the progress. It will not be done according to any maryada. The Jaap will be done while sitting, standing or walking. The purpose is to train the mind to listen to the sound of the voice and to still the mind. This will keep the mind busy so it won't go after every thought. This Jaap is to help steady the mind to jap and eventually to be able to put attention on Waheguru GurMantra. feel free to join in anytime.
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  33. These people make me sick as they are ruining the image of Sikhi with these sickening acts.
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  34. I think it's both. In early stages of saas graas, saas saas, say when breathing through mouth, one is able to extract it from the sukham pavan around us. I should remind you that the amrit rass is everywhere in sukham form, meaning inside and out. This early stage of tasting amrit rass from the brahm around us is said to be an acknowledgment nishanee from Waheguru. Many gurmukhs question this sweet taste because they don't feel anand or bliss, and Bhai saab Simranjeet and other bhai saabs have said that you should take it as a positive insignia confirming that the bacha is on the right path. The above is just one stage of tasting the sweet nectar. There is a further stage when the amrit can be produced from within and it can be felt dripping at back of tongue. I can go into more detail about this some other time, but this comes from sitting in dhyian with anhad shabad. It is a very concentrated secretion (physical) and a miniscule drop gives an immense taste.(drips from pineal gland) Sometimes called naam rass or har rass since it comes directly from the "hari-mandar' inside you. Lots of gyan and anand will manifest from this naam rass unlike the rass described above.
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  35. Good question... It's about disassociating your consciousness(surti) from the illusion of maya. We don't physically plug the ears, nose or the privates down below, but the eyes become more of a concern? Yes, they do. Why?... because we have got so accustomed to allowing our mind to sit at the eyes more than any other indries. Now, remember that the bhagtee is all about "Sukham" So we can learn to have physical eyes open whilst keeping sukham eyes disassociated from physical objects or akar. The aim is to not let the mann sit at the physical eyes whether they are open on not. A little tricky? I know. But with practice, and as naam starts to become more manifest, you should start seeing the brahm prakash everywhere in the empty space around you. It will become a lot easier then. The Gurmat Meditation guys and Bhai Tohana jee always suggest us to try and focus on that empty space with eyes open and then slowly close the eyes, and you should be looking at the same 'khalee khalaa' (empty space) when eyes are closed. This is helpful because it stops people moving their eyeball around when eyes are shut. To look at the void empty space, your eyes have to be still at first, and then when you start to see the prakash of satch, you can move them around and see it everywhere. Hope that answers how it may be done with eyes open, however, I'm sure many will suggest that if you find it easier to halt your mann with closed eyes, then continue closing them. But yes, it is good practice to attempt both and like @GurjantGnostic stated above. It's how we can take it into the world on a day to day basis. Personally, and most of the time, I find it easier with eyes closed and then If I've been in a session for a while and the room is dim, I can usually carry on with as much focus with the eyes open.
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  36. Forget about what I think or what I say. I have no authority or say. I don't have to prove anything to anyone, for I am nothing. Let's go back to basics. I will just place the views of taksal from Bhai Mani Singh Ji, Amir Bhandar Tika. Sangat can read it, and make their own decision. So if someone comes on this forum, they have the resource available to decide for themselves. And if someone can be kind enough to translate into English for non-gurmukhi readers or speakers. Reference: Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Bhagat Kabir Ji, Ang 1377, Amir Bhandar Tika Page 327 These are not my views, but the view of Great Scholar and Brahmgyani Sant Amir Singh Ji and Giani Kirpal Singh Ji, from the Bhai Mani Singh Ji Samparda. I will translate few points in quotes, correct the translation if its wrong. "In the Gurbani above, Bhang is Sukha, meat of fish, chicken, dried tobacco leaves used by Maharashtrians, and also refers to Maya that creates obstacles in Bhagti... those who use these, all their sadhanas are worthless... After the war of Emnabaad , Babar presented/offered 7 fists of Bhang to Guru Nanak Dev ji. Guru Nanak Dev Ji replied we dont need this bhang, we are already drinking the internal bhang, the love of Parmatma, the Naam Khumari. Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Ang 721 .. ਤਿਲੰਗ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਘਰੁ ੨ ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ ਭਉ ਤੇਰਾ ਭਾਂਗ ਖਲੜੀ ਮੇਰਾ ਚੀਤੁ ॥ ਮੈ ਦੇਵਾਨਾ ਭਇਆ ਅਤੀਤੁ ॥ ਕਰ ਕਾਸਾ ਦਰਸਨ ਕੀ ਭੂਖ ॥ ਮੈ ਦਰਿ ਮਾਗਉ ਨੀਤਾ ਨੀਤ ॥੧॥ ਤਉ ਦਰਸਨ ਕੀ ਕਰਉ ਸਮਾਇ ॥ ਮੈ ਦਰਿ ਮਾਗਤੁ ਭੀਖਿਆ ਪਾਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਕੇਸਰਿ ਕੁਸਮ ਮਿਰਗਮੈ ਹਰਣਾ ਸਰਬ ਸਰੀਰੀ ਚੜ੍ਹ੍ਹਣਾ ॥ ਚੰਦਨ ਭਗਤਾ ਜੋਤਿ ਇਨੇਹੀ ਸਰਬੇ ਪਰਮਲੁ ਕਰਣਾ ॥੨॥ ਘਿਅ ਪਟ ਭਾਂਡਾ ਕਹੈ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥ ਐਸਾ ਭਗਤੁ ਵਰਨ ਮਹਿ ਹੋਇ ॥ ਤੇਰੈ ਨਾਮਿ ਨਿਵੇ ਰਹੇ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਇ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਿਨ ਦਰਿ ਭੀਖਿਆ ਪਾਇ ॥੩॥੧॥੨॥ Some Manmukhs to hide their own shortcomings , use the following pankti to say that Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji have asked bowl of bhang from Parmatma. Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji have not taken anything with partakh nasha. In Hikayatan, Guru Gobind Singh ji have talked about 'Sabaz Rang Prem'... Some people say that Guru Sahib used Bhang and Afeem. This is impossible and against Gurmat. Guru ji instructed Khalsa regarding alcohol and bhang: Regarding Hazur Sahib Sukhnidhan Maryada, it was started by a pujari who came from Vrindavan, he would drink bhang himself and started doing bhog of Sukhnidhan, and that's how the maryada got established. Regarding Afeem, Giani Gian Singh used to take afim, and he wrote that Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj used to take afim. " After reading the above, Sangat can make their own decision and choose for themselves. Its very clear. The above are views of great taksal of Bhai Mani Singh Ji Shaheed. These are not mine. Now Gurjantgnostic will say that Bhai Mani Singh Ji were also brain-washed by gore, imperial, white etc etc. what a joke Summary: Our Current Guru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji/ Bhagat Kabir Ji talks against Bhang, although Bhang can also mean other things as mentioned above. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji refused bhang when offered by Babar In Emnabad Guru Gobind Singh Ji instructed his Khalsa you can translate it as you wish Sukhnidhan Maryada at Hazur Sahib was started by a Pujari who came from Vrindavan, and was fond of drinking bhang himself, and started doing bhog of it. And it got normalized afterwards. Giani Gian Singh was a opium userm and he portrayed Guru Sahib as such. @dalsingh101 if I made any mistakes in translating the original text, please feel free to correct it. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!
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  38. Baba Nand Singh Ji would tell his sevaks to do Satnam Ji da awaza to bring him back from Samadhi. He would mention that Satnam strikes like a lightning thunder and powerful enough to bring him on earthly realm.
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  39. MahaPurakh, projection of hell and heaven.
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  40. I was under impresssion nand singh in sau sakhi is baba nand singh but since there are three attar singh , it may refer to nand singh puratan bhramgyani along with baba nand singh ji nanaksarwale. Suleman tape also talks about baba nand singh , baba attar singh There were three baba attar singh at the same time- baba attar singh ji mustanewale, baba attar singh ji attale wale and baba attar singh ji reru sahib wale.
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  41. https://barusahib.org/general/chief-khalsa-diwans-museum-restored-75-weapons-shastar-naam-mala-penned-guru-gobind-singh-ji/
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  42. Ragmaala

    SULEMAN TAPE

    I was listening to the tape again, after like 10 years. There is so much hidden wealth and knowledge if you are receptive to it. Maybe we can expand on some points for our own benefit. For example, around 40:00 mins, he was not interested in reciting any kalams, he was not very happy being born in Islam. He said the greatest kalam is following the bachan of your murshad/ guru/ teacher. We should cpnsider ourselves greatly fortunate that we are born into Sikh families and have the greatest GuruMantra of all, Waheguru.... so even now if we don’t recite Nama, there is no greater tragedy than that. Although, all religions are respectable, Gursikhi is the greatest Dharam which connects us with sole Naam.
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  43. VJKK VJKF Fellow veers. This is a really good thread and dass would like to add that in Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji there so many mistakes printed also as no one is doing anything about it. As Dass was trying to do paath of certain banis from Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji in Roman English and the words printed left me shocked so dass printed the banis and uses a pencil to mark where dass finds a mistake whilst listening to the aufio track of the banis that i am trying to do paath from. https://www.searchgurbani.com/ This app is another example of how bad the mistakes are printed as dass used to use this app a lot whilst learning nitnem banis along with a few other paaths.
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  44. Welcome Manav Jee, we must bear in our mind that, all souls are just as equal same rays from the One Light/Sun. According to where those rays fall upon(bodies), we say someone is a sikh, a hindu, a muslim or a christian. But when we go within, we all have that same refulgence, light of His Jot. Gurbani says: Sabh meh Jot, Jot hae soee. His Light permates in all as souls, and He Himself is the source of Supreme light. So, it does not matter if one is a sikh, a hindu or be it anyone, yet if one concentrates and goes within by His grace, we will all hear the same sounds if only we are that same satges or levels of consciousness, and that Shabad or Anahad Bani resounds in everyone one of us, irrespective of our color, creed, gender or caste. Sree Guru Amar Das says: Nam jiskay man vaseeya, vaajeh Shabad ganere. Means, whosoever concentrates on Nam will hear the sound of that Shabad or Nam within himself/herself. In His eyes, we are all His souls. It is we blind fools who fight and quarrel and kill or abuse someone in the name of religion, that too, when we have not seen that Jot for ourselves, we forget that according to khel and our karmas we are born in a particular place, body, and dharam, ad according to His kanoon of karmas no one can change anyone, so why not respect all as they are? Going back to your query, it is by great good luck that in Sikhee under the guidance of the True spiritual Teachers, Guru Sahiban, we are taught how to overcome all our limitations and by devoting ourselves to their higher and pure teachings we manifest the Sound or Voice of the ultimate Truth or call it creator and see His Jot within us. That is supreme mahima of Guru Jee, who making us shatter our deep rooted ignorance and thus throughly cleaning us all our dirt of karmas, sanskaras, from countless lives, makes us pur and fit to reunite ourselves and become one with that Ultimate Truth which some call God, and we in sikhee call that creative power Wahehuru Akal Purukh, who is formless and beyond any imagination, not even gods or any other entities can know anything about Him, except His lovers and Guru Sahiban. That is what Gurbani is for, to overcome all our limitations, all our pettiness, all our complexes, of which we are so much proud prisoners.
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  45. wjkk wjkf Bro, all the below are important: Repeated Recitation of Gurbani via Paths, Kirtan, Simran, etc. Repeated Naam Simran of Waheguru Mantar. Understanding Gurbani via Katha, Teekas, etc. Implementing Gurmat principles in your life. Please listen to the video below. ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਦੇ ਗੁਪਤ ਗੁਣ ਅਤੇ ਮਹਾਤਮ ਜਾਣੋ। The Significance of Gurbani - YouTube Bhul chuk maaf
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  46. Part 4 Creation of Japji Sahib One day while Guru Nanak Dev Ji was at Kartarpur Bhai Lehnna Ji who would be Guru Angad. Mahraj did seva of the sangat. They asked him four questions. Those were 1. What path does your religion take 2. What is the mantra you use for the name of God 3. What is your Mool Mantar 4. What is your Mala Mantra To the first one Mahraj said there faith focused on the worship of Vahguru. To the second he said we use the name Vahguru. (Fun fact Maha Sant and Sarbloh Bani says that Vava comes from Brahma who created the Mantar of Vasnudev. Haha from Manu Raja (Son of Brahma) He gave the Mantar of HarHar. Gaga from Rishi Vyas who gave the mantar of Govind and lastly Rara from Shankaracharya who gave the mantar of Ram. Then Guru Nanak came and gave the ultimate Vahguru Mantar) Bhai Lehna did not know the answer to 3 and 4 so he asked Guru Nanak. To 3 Guru Ji says that the roots of the Mool Mantar are from Vahguru. And finally Guru Ji says our Mala Mantra is Japji Sahib which is mostaly conversations with the holy men. (Sidhs) Katha Basic Translation Ik = One with no equals Oankar = Gives Gian(Knowledge) There is one Vahgir who Gives Gian and no one is even near the leval of Vahguru Sat = indestructible God cannot be destroyed Nam = well known The name of God is well known. Karta = Creator of all God created everything including the universe Purkh = complete God is complete Nirbhou = no fear God is fearless Nirvair = No enmity God is without enmity Akal = immortal God does not fall into death Murat = form The form of God is immortal Ajuni = exempt from transmigration God is exempt from transmigration Sai Bhan = Self enlightened God is self enlightened Gur = Perceptive and conscious God is the form of perceptive and conscious being Parsad = Supreme Bliss God is the form of Supreme bliss Jap = referring to the name of the path Originally called Jap Sahib or Jap Nisan Aad = Primal beginning Sach = truth God was true at the start before creation Jugad = Numerous ages Sach = Truth God has been true through the 4 jugs and the jugs before Hai bhi = still is Sach = Truth God is still true right now Nanak = Guru Nanak says Hosi Bhi = in the future Sach = truth Guru Nanak says God in the future will remain true and the form of truth Deep definition 1 Guru Nanak on their travels to save the world from Kaljug went to Mount Sumer. Where he meet 84 Sidhs and there leader Gorakh Nath. The Sidhs asked Guru Ji what power brought him here. Guru Nanak said "O, Sidhs. I have come here with the strength of the almighty lord who is known as Ik Oankar." The Sidhs said "According to teh Vedas the name of God is Aum. Why have you used Ik Oankar." Guru Nanak said Aum stands for the trinity. Each of whom represent attribute of Maya. Which are Passion, truth and darkness. They represent illusion. Due to this we have created Ik Oankar. The numral 1 to show there is one God who has no equals. We have wrriten this due to there being 63 different terms for Oankar which cause contoversy in Hinduism. There are 3 different forms of God givien each with the form of the trinity, which become nine. There a 7 different knowledgeable people who have each given nine forms. That makes the total 63. (Sorry if the above was confusing) They are 1. The first theory called the Hirangarb, which is created by Brahma. The names and forms of Oankar are Trimatra Rup Tribrahm Rup and Triakhar Rup (Tri for the trinity) 2. Kapal Muni says the names are Trigian Rup Trigun Rup Trikaran Rup 3. Aptar Muni says they are Trimukh Rup Tridevta Rup and Tripyarojan Rup 4. The order of Sanat Kumara are Trikal Rup Triling Rup and Trisangya Rup 5. Brahmnishant state the form are Tristhan Rup Tripad Rup and Tripragya Rup 6. The order of Shiva is Trai Avashta Rup Trai Bhog Rup and Trai Bhogata Rup 7. The order of Vaishnav's and Narad Muni is Triatama Rup Tri Subhav Rup and finalky Tribyhu Rup. This is why Guru Nanak put a Ik as all had three showing duality. The Christians believe God in three forms Holy Sprit, The father and The son Muslims belive God in two forms which are God and the Prophet. To be countined...
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  47. As for physical measurable experiences - "parkash" is a lot stronger and feels like a "tool". If I'm ever tired, I just sit in the place where there's light (when I say light I don't mean a literal light but more of a light that's colourless but also can get very bright - I know it's probably hard to try and figure out what that would look like). But sitting in that spot feels refreshing for the physical body. The mind lets go of the body in a very different way now. It's like it just dissolves and then all that's left is space. It's a very easy and smooth process. Just like sugar dissolving into water. And then eventually gets to the point where all memories, thoughts and sense of self is gone. There's this experience that happens where it feels like the mind is going through mini explosion type phases. The deeper and longer I sit in there, the more of a shock I go into once I wake up. Waking up from that state and transitioning back into the body feels like entering tregun for the first time. It's a literal shock for a second or two until I remember who I am again. It's like being in two different worlds - the physical world where the body lives life and then being non existent. But even when the mind is with the physical body that "non-existent state" still exists. It's very difficult to put labels on it and describe it but the best way I can put it is "I exist but also don't". It's like being a ball of energy in a physical body. And at times it feels like what "I" am or could be also exists outside of the body. The part of the body-mind complex that takes in sensory information is a lot more in tune with subtle energies as well. I feel a stronger collection of energy around the head. It's very heavy. I don't know how to explain this. And then at times it feels like the entire universe is inside the mind. I lived most of my life with the perspective that the universe is external and outside of the body. They felt like separate parts. But now it's like "everything else" is inside the thing that feels like "me". So as a result, everything feels like it's "me". BUT at the same time "me" feels like it does not exist so it's as if nothing actually exists. Again, "illusion" is the best term but it still doesn't describe what's being processed by the sensory system. When I type all of this out it really does not make any sense but the experience itself makes sense when experienced. This is why I stopped telling my friends and family my experiences or updating on here. There's just no way to explain things anymore that make sense through language. Edit: And to add to all of this - only the experiences that have a "visual" or "sound" or some other form of connection to tregun can actually be described. Anything that goes beyond the senses or cannot be connected to tregun using an analogy can't actually be put in writing. They're experienced but then the mind can't even properly remember them.
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  48. zereraz

    Leaving body at will

    For everyone interested if you can understand Punjabi, please watch this some audio issues but this is truly the best! Now I know how to leave body, I had incorrect understanding/assumption. I haven't left so far but I'll keep practicing daily now. Step 1. comfortable position, start Waheguru simran, saas giraas(as described in this video as well), aim significantly reduce the thoughts to reach chautha padh(turiya), call out Waheguru with certain belief that he is right there, with you, even all is Waheguru, call out with love and some bairag(yearning, craving) 2. If you can hear anhad shabad then start listening to it and full concentration, still hearing Waheguru with breath or in anhad shabad itself, if you can't hear anhad shabad go back to step 1, read more Gurbani, it will start eventually. 3. After hearing anhad shabad for some time now, with actual concentration(reducing thoughts even further and settling down in sehad ghar, forehead, house of mind), there you may get amrit as needed, the anhad shabad should keep increasing in sound with more successful concentration and lack of thoughts(you have separated from wind, thoughts and if a thought or 2 comes its easier to let go and stay in the chautha padh) 4. This is what was missing for me, your Waheguru should be going on inside now, so light, so subtle, body is very relaxed now, almost about to sleep, anhad shabad is quite loud, this is Naam, your aim is to take your concentration to like the sound, this is the marriage that Gurbani talks about, of Concentration(surti) with Dhun(sounds). Power of Naam is so much it is supposed to take you in(like entering sleep but you are barely awake, a bit of shock happens like electric shock). Now you have successfully left the body, it is not like astral projection, it is concentration entering sound world, marriage of mind's concentration to the anhad shabads(Waheguru's voice i.e Naam). The other side is a game of Concentration and sounds. I shall update as my own experience reaches closer, I'm working on the Step 4, electric shock info came from my father who was able to do the last part once. But do watch the video all is step by step explained.
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