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  1. in sukham avastha the colors are energy fields like auric projections. They don't have baana as such like we do here. The few gurmukhs that I've come across who saw shaheeds saw them in white. It kinda made sense to me.
  2. yes, they usually recognized because they appear dressed in all white
  3. You think it was to scare you or make you sit up straight?
  4. No, I haven't had that but many people see other entities or jeevs at times. Usually always to distract or trick you. All Kaal's play! How about sitting with your back against a wall?
  5. There's a couple of explanations for this. My knowledge of gurmukhi grammar is quite basic but I can try and explain in terms of english grammar. 1) In english grammar we have " Present simple tense" and "Present continuous tense". However, the"so-dar" doesn't fall under this explanation strictly but is probably the nearest that I could explain relative to english. Present simple tense is like saying "the angels SING at the door" and Present continuous would be "the angels ARE singing or DO sing at your door" . The latter is more like a confirmation as to say yes, they are singing at the door. In rehraas, the So-dar is relative to Guru Nanak actually being there himself as he did during those 3 days in the river Bein. In Japji, it could be instruction from GOD to say "Gāvahi cẖiṯ gupaṯ likẖ jāṇėh likẖ likẖ ḏẖaram vīcẖāre" Chitr Gupt and Dharamraj who record your accounts SING there, whereas in Rehraas it is the confirmation that the angels are singing to 'YOU' See below the extra ਤੁਧਨੋ is in Rehraas, meaning 'you' . Therefore, it's not an instruction from God as the sentences are from a second person stood at the actual door. ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ ਚਿਤੁ ਗੁਪਤੁ ਲਿਖਿ ਜਾਣਨਿ ਲਿਖਿ ਲਿਖਿ ਧਰਮੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੇ ॥ Gāvan ṯuḏẖno cẖiṯ gupaṯ likẖ jāṇan likẖ likẖ ḏẖaram bīcẖāre. Chitr and Gupt, the angels of the conscious and the subconscious who keep the record of actions, and the Righteous Judge of Dharma who reads this record, sing of You. 2) There's also been some slightly different explanations like Japji is the early morning instruction from GOD that we should read before beginning gristi day and then in evening, the Rehraas is a thank you and direct addressing to GOD from us in order to thank him for completing the day. so we say say ਗਾਵਨਿ ਤੁਧਨੋ 3) I'm sure that many gurmukhs on the spiritual ladder have their own understandings as per avastha. Gurbani applies with different messages from same panktees to individuals as per their avasthas (spiritual status). also totally agree with @GurjantGnostic explanation below. Gurbani can't be ambiguous and each pangtee has to be assigned to specific ang. We have Guru Arjan dev jees 'seal' of mundavni as well as the manner it was compiled in order to keep it's authenticity intact.
  6. below is an old post describing the technique that I used to get rom rom going... Should attempt this when one becomes adept in saas saas .. and can go antarghat. By this stage, one should be hearing some anhad sounds. Getting rom rom pargat will help make deeper states of simran much easier. Let me know if you have problems. I'll try my best to advise according to my own tried & tested experiences.
  7. you may be doing this in a slightly forced fashion When you are going into steady state sehaj, then the breathing would be shallow and heart rate would also drop. At this stage it's quite easy to hold after an inhale and let the breath out very slowly whilst doing gurmantar. You don't wanna breath in -->hold with force-->and then exhale with relief. Trick is to breathe in, hold for few seconds or longer .-->and then let the exhalation occur very slowly. This way, you don't end up taking a long gasp for air when letting go of breath hold. Try the Rom Rom technique first, especially at the navel. Should feel the pulsation and doing gurmantar with it will help provide support for prana. ( ਪ੍ਰਭ ਜੀ ਤੂ ਮੇਰੇ ਪ੍ਰਾਨ ਅਧਾਰੈ ॥Parabẖ jī ṯū mere parān aḏẖārai.) Personally, I'd recommend practicing rom rom technique as it goes hand in hand with khumbak. As soon as breath is held, rom rom gets prominent and shabad gets louder instantly.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Been keeping busy and not had much time to come on here. @Mooorakh ji, Yes I like the way your approach is. It's an extremely fine line between sleep and sunn whilst in bed at night. You only really know 'after' you come out of the state of whether you were there or not. However, there are also many dream states -or what we may think are supna- that are actually planes/avsasthas of where we are completely jagat.
  11. You are completely off the mark here and trying to mix 3 things together. It's these type of misleading comments that get people confused into mixing astral travel, sleep paralysis and simran/sunn. Have a look through search features on forum and you'll find explanations for differences in sleep paralysis, astral plane and sunn.
  12. See how it goes. Many other benefits as well, I know someone had their psoriasis clear up since they been using this.
  13. Your welcome. I'm not trying to sell the himalayan lamp idea, but it may be worth a try. I swear by it and notice the effect but my wife and kids don't seem to notice. Maybe it's just my mind playing tricks because you can balance the pavan by using mind and dhyian as well. Go for a medium sized one if planning to sit a couple of metres away, for larger rooms you need the heavy large ones.
  14. I'm still learning but I would say that chandan (sandalwood) is given more significance in gurbani. There is an avastha during which a fragrance akin to chandan emanates from the abyasee,, therefore, I'd say chandan gurbani references are more than just metaphors and we can go though some if you like. I've tried different dhoof brands and some are more preferable than others. Mother india is one that i like but can't always get hold of around here. Not noticed any direct affect with doing bhagtee, but I usually put one on at the beginning of long session if I feel the air needs it. I do have a himalyan salt lamp and I firmly believe it has a positive effect in helping sum the pavan. It may just be psychological, but I seriously feel the pavan get balanced after it's been on for half an hour or so. We have a few in the house and it seems to work in the room i have my deeper and longer sessions in (small bedroom). In terms of physics, it emits negative ions to counter the excessive +ve ions/free radicals. Electronics, wifi, EMF.. .etc...all emit too many +ve particles. and these can affect both our sukham and astool bodies. I also don't keep phone or wifi in the same room I'm doing abyaas in.
  15. @Sikhilove I wanted to know if you understood my earlier post? I don't mind trying to delve into further depths of gurbani so that we can discuss and show why I agreed with @harsharan000 ji's earlier posts explaining why doing good deeds alone contributes to fulfilling karams and not naam kamaye of sacha jeevan -truthful living. I believe it's imperative to understand and differentiate between what karams and naam kamayee are.so that one can start climbing the pauris as per gurbani.
  16. This is just a blanket statement unless you know otherwise. Gyan is not that simple and it's not about just accepting that he's all. There are many members in this thread that discuss specific and validated practices. Other members try their best to answer questions as explicitly as possible or guide towards a specific source where available. No offense, but blanket statements or vague quotes are not what readers from all over the world look for in this particular thread. Believe me, there are some members that can see the brahm-jyot in and all around them if they put their dhyian there. But that's just a preliminary stage towards ever seeing the waheguru in all like Bhai Kanhaiya did whilst attending and comforting both muslims and sikhs on the same battlefield. To say that great gurmukhs like him felt that stage by "just accepting he's all", is an insult to their avasthas. There is so much kamayee needed before one can get to that stage and that gurmukh's surti would be in turiya avastha at ALL times whilst he's astool (physical) dehi is in maya.
  17. This is a difficult kinda issue. As ragnarok says it's an offering to guru sahib at his charan, which is what it's "supposed" to be. We matha tek and put our foreheads at the these very charan. However, I also understand that the golak is seen as a vault of cash that leads to many administrative issues within guru ghar. The behavior of manooks in maya makes them forget where they are and what they should really be doing with the funds. Because of these such issues, i can imagine that some of us may see the golak in a negative light. is there a solution? Yes, I think there could be, though we need to educate ourselves on what seva is really supposed to be. Majority of Guru ghars in the west have paid sevadaar, granthies and other staff. They are on payroll and guru's darbar is like a business model where management aim to pay necessary costs and wages whilst at same time profiting the remainders. Now, the main point that i want to make is that those on payroll often forget they are doing kamayee of Karams and not seva as they may make themselves believe. In simple words, if one goes around doing ustat of waheguru and helping in the practical running of guru ghar, then they are doing pure seva. (no cash in return) But if someone is doing these things whilst getting some cash in return, then they are making and fulfilling new karams. It doesn't get the same kamayee as pure selfless seva. I'm sure most members on here will understand this. Bearing this in mind, I have only heard of ONE gurudwara in South Shields UK (North east England) that operates in this manner. This Gurudwara does NOT have a golak from what I last heard and has no sevadaars or employees on payroll. Gurdwara Khalsa mero roop hai kaas - South Shields UK https://gkmrhk.co.uk/ https://www.sikh24.com/2015/01/24/uk-gurdwara-runs-entirely-on-seva/ Now, that I've made my point about seva and karams, I'd say that it would be ideal to place the golak to the side as per below post by @harsharan000 The golak is needed because many of us would feel incomplete without doing a charaavha.
  18. I second that and would also suggest plenty of chandan (sandalwood) toofh
  19. Gurfateh kidsama ji, This sounds about right, they DO get more active when you start heading towards the satch. I haven't personally had these things but i've come across a few that have had same issues as you. My primary suggestion would be to do simran and lots of saas saas so that you can get to hearing shabad and more important;ly, drinking amrit russ(sweet taste). i'm not sure where you are on the simran ladder,but this should be a major objective.
  20. 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.
  21. @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. However, it is not the Satch or absolute truth. Yet, we also know that the Satcha Nirankar exists among us in this illusion, therefore we can say that elements of the ultimate truth are within maya but that doesn't mean that the satch is maya.. You following what i mean? Now, the shabad you quoted above and similar shabads, all have to be taken in context to the message of Sat within the shabad.. Let's have a look at the one you quoted...... ਮੇਰਾ ਮਨੋ ਮੇਰਾ ਮਨੁ ਨਿਰਮਲੁ ਸਾਚੁ ਸਮਾਲੇ ਰਾਮ ॥ Merā mano merā man nirmal sācẖ samāle rām. My mind, my mind has become immaculately pure, contemplating the True Lord. ਅਵਗਣ ਮੇਟਿ ਚਲੇ ਗੁਣ ਸੰਗਮ ਨਾਲੇ ਰਾਮ ॥ Avgaṇ met cẖale guṇ sangam nāle rām. I have dispelled my vices, and now I walk in the company of the virtuous. ਅਵਗਣ ਪਰਹਰਿ ਕਰਣੀ ਸਾਰੀ ਦਰਿ ਸਚੈ ਸਚਿਆਰੋ ॥ Avgaṇ parhar karṇī sārī ḏar sacẖai sacẖi▫āro. Discarding my vices, I do good deeds, and in the True Court, I am judged as true. ਆਵਣੁ ਜਾਵਣੁ ਠਾਕਿ ਰਹਾਏ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਤਤੁ ਵੀਚਾਰੋ ॥ Āvaṇ jāvaṇ ṯẖāk rahā▫e gurmukẖ ṯaṯ vīcẖāro. My coming and going has come to an end; as Gurmukh, I reflect upon the nature of reality. ਸਾਜਨੁ ਮੀਤੁ ਸੁਜਾਣੁ ਸਖਾ ਤੂੰ ਸਚਿ ਮਿਲੈ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥ Sājan mīṯ sujāṇ sakẖā ṯūʼn sacẖ milai vadi▫ā▫ī. O my Dear Friend, You are my all-knowing companion; grant me the glory of Your True Name. I'll elaborate a little further as per my understanding.- In this context, the key and root of shabad is the first pangtee. "My mind, my mind has become immaculately pure," Shabad mentions of how the Mann has been purified. Further, it goes on to say... since it is now purified (via simran), I can dispel my vices (ie. the 5 chor) NOTE- one can only beat the 5 chor once the veils and dirt have been removed from the Mind. Yes, by doing satogun deeds we can dodge and maneuver around the dhoots, but you won't actually be able to conquer them unless the Mann has been purified by Naam simran. Why? because then the game gets governed by Naam, The important point I'm trying to make is that the goal is to purify the mann. The mann needs to be purifed enough so that Naam can become manifest. Once naam is pargat, then you can proceed towards revealing the mann's jyot (mann tu jyot swaroop hai). I firmly believe and understand that the mann won't be purified enough (ie. to get naam) by doing satogunni good deeds alone. Hope you follow what I'm saying here?
  22. Looks good. More refreshing with a warmer welcome. Well done.
  23. 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.
  24. 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 to follow. No faith, means no progress.
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