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  1. Waheguru Ji To increase our Simran, please join in starting your own 125,000 Waheguru Jaap. All Sangat can participate and should post how much they are doing everyday until they get to 125,000 no matter how long it takes. This is to encourage discipline. This will be a open Jaap. You can do while sitting or walking around doing normal activities. The focus will be to say Waheguru with love and listen with love. We need to do what we came to do in this Janam, which is to do the jap of Waheguru. ਨਾਮ ਬਿਨਾ ਸਭਿ ਕੂੜੁ ਗਾਲ੍ਹ੍ਹੀ ਹੋਛੀਆ ॥੧॥ Nām binā sabẖ kūṛ gālĥī hocẖẖī▫ā. ||1|| that without the Naam, everything is false and worthless. ||1|| 761 ਆਪਿ ਜਪਹੁ ਅਵਰਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਾਵਹੁ ॥ Āp japahu avrā nām japāvhu. Chant the Naam yourself, and inspire others to chant it as well. 289 Soulfinder Ji please participate
  2. In the morning along with the required 5 banis I also read Bhagauti astotar and try increasing my recitation everyday. However I want to add more dasam banis to my nitnem. Are there any apps which I can download which will let me do this. Something with pronunciations in both english and punjabi. Plus how do I invoke the Bir-Rass which these banis contain? Plus is all of dasam bani bir rass bani?
  3. Waheguru The awareness (surt) of the persons who do regular Simran or mediation develops an inward focus. The cloudiness of the thoughts and emotions is thinner and then they easily hear the celestial sound . This sound is known as naad. Gurbani calls it Anhad Shabad. . Anhad means the sound that is not produced by striking of two objects. This sound exists as such and has divine origin. Linkup with the Celestial Sound is an ancient spiritual jugat (technique) of the saints to reach the highest state of merger with their origin – the creator Lord. This method was referred to by Guru Nanak Dev ji ), the founder of Sikhism during his meeting with sidhas and this conversation account is described in Sidh Gosht. There are references to the Celestial Sound in all the religions however description of the method of Surt-Shabad is scant. I have come across persons who have been doing yoga and meditation and hear the celestial sound. They were searching for enlightenment and next step. The way that Guru Nanak explained is an integrated one with unfolding of the Mool and the Naam. The spiritual path through the Shabad ( celestial Sound) is described in the hymns in Shri Guru Granth Saheb ji. This spiritual path of the Shabad-surt can be appreciated only when the “shabad” is understood well. For this we have to see how Gurmat explains the creation. The world is a creation of Nirankar. Nirankar means without form or formless and in the Guru Granth Sahibji reference is to this aspect of God. The God has the power or ability meaning kala to exist as form and support the form without appearing to have any connection with the form. Continuing with the same way of expression, the Ekankar is God being one appearing as many. The Nirankar through ‘kala dhar’ created the universe. The creation is oneness- Ekankar. HE is both the Creator and the Creation. This is HIS “Akl kala”.HE also has taken “Shabad Roop” to create and sustain creation. Among the aspects of the Shabad one is sound. This is celestial sound. In the material world the sound is created due to striking of two objects so this form of sound is called ‘Ahat Naad’ , whereas the celestial sound heard during meditation is called ‘Anahat Naad’ which is not caused by striking of objects. Gurmat explains that this Shabad is everywhere and in everything. And here below some Gurbani lines from Shree Guru Granth Sahibji are given to clarify the above explanation: ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰਿ ਆਕਾਰੁ ਉਪਾਇਆ ॥ਮਾਇਆ ਮੋਹੁ ਹੁਕਮਿ ਬਣਾਇਆ ॥ ਆਪੇ ਖੇਲ ਕਰੇ ਸਭਿ ਕਰਤਾ ਸੁਣਿ ਸਾਚਾ ਮੰਨਿ ਵਸਾਇਦਾ ॥੧॥ - SGGS 1066 The Formless Lord created the universe of form. He created Maya ( the illusion to sustain separate identities ), Attachment ( to the world ) and Hukam ( HIS command ). The Creator Himself stages all the play; Listen and place the true one in the mind (here path is being referred to). - SGGS 1066 ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ ਆਕਾਰ ਆਪਿ ਨਿਰਗੁਨ ਸਰਗੁਨ ਏਕ ॥ ਏਕਹਿ ਏਕ ਬਖਾਨਨੋ ਨਾਨਕ ਏਕ ਅਨੇਕ ॥੧॥ - SGGS 250 Nirankar Himself is form, and as Nirgun (without attributes), Sargun ( with attributes ) is One. Describe the One Lord as One, and Only One; says Nanak, HE is the One, and the many. - SGGS 250 ਜਾਤਿ ਮਹਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਮਹਿ ਜਾਤਾ ਅਕਲ ਕਲਾ ਭਰਪੂਰਿ ਰਹਿਆ ॥ - SGGS 469 HIS Light is in the Created and Creation is in HIS Light; know that Through HIS almighty power, HE is pervading everywhere. - SGGS 469 ਨਿਰਗੁਨੁ ਆਪਿ ਸਰਗੁਨੁ ਭੀ ਓਹੀ ॥ ਕਲਾ ਧਾਰਿ ਜਿਨਿ ਸਗਲੀ ਮੋਹੀ ॥ - SGGS 287 HE Himself is Nirgun; HE Himself is Sargun. This manifestation is His power (kala dhar), the entire world is fascinated. - SGGS 287 ਉਤਪਤਿ ਪਰਲਉ ਸਬਦੇ ਹੋਵੈ ॥ ਸਬਦੇ ਹੀ ਫਿਰਿ ਓਪਤਿ ਹੋਵੈ ॥ -SGGS 117 Creation and destruction happen through the Shabad. Through the Shabad, creation happens again. --SGGS 117 The Question in Sidh Gost - ਸੁ ਸਬਦ ਕਾ ਕਹਾ ਵਾਸੁ ਕਥੀਅਲੇ ਜਿਤੁ ਤਰੀਐ ਭਵਜਲੁ ਸੰਸਾਰੋ ॥ Where is the Shabad said to dwell? Which will carry us across the terrifying world-ocean? The Answer by Guru Nanak in Sidh Gost – ਸੁ ਸਬਦ ਕਉ ਨਿਰੰਤਰਿ ਵਾਸੁ ਅਲਖੰ ਜਹ ਦੇਖਾ ਤਹ ਸੋਈ ॥ That Shabad dwells unknown , within everything . wherever I look, there I see the Shabad(HIM). - Sidh Ghost SGGS 944 Shabad that pervades the entire creation has also taken the form of words and is Gurbani. This is why Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji is known as Shabad Guru. The Shabad Roop Gurbani is the first place where the Sikh focuses his Surt (conscious awareness) . The Gurbani changes the state of mind of the Sikh. The Gurbani guides and gives direction and knowledge. As the Sikh progresses spiritually, so does this level of guidance. The Sikh does Waheguru Simran as well. The knowledge of The Mool (Naam) unfolds. The Naam starts to permeate the psyche of the Sikh. The Sikh hears the Anhad Shabad. The Sikh perceives HIS presence and starts to live in Hazuri. The Sikh has many spiritual experiences and is able to manage the five passions. The Shabad Guru is perceived within as a guide and companion. There is communion with the Shabad Guru. The Anhad Shabad shows its different roops and ever pulls the Surt upward. The Gurmat path of Shabad-Surt is an integrated one. There are references to the celestial sound in scriptures of other religions as well.The Celestial sound is mentioned as primodal sound of creation . This sound is surely a sound of creation. The meditators hear it in various forms. It has sound of the five elements and is thus also known as panch shabad. It also comprises sound of all the 84 lac created beings. The Shabad is coming from the tenth Gate (Dasam Dwar). Gurmat way is to listen to the Anhad Shabad and keep doing Simran. As this meditation is continued the quality of sound changes.This Shabad is a transformer and ever pulls the Surt inward or rather upward. The Sikh's mind is in raza,The haume is waning through the simran .The Surt ( conscious awareness)of the Sikh is subtle due to regular Simran and is thus able to connect well with the Anhad Shabad. For the Sikh Anhad Shabad is Guru Roop and thus has preet (feeling of love). The integrated path of Gurmat enables the Sikh to feel His presence, to see the oneness and to be one. ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਮਿਲਿਐ ਧਾਵਤੁ ਥੰਮ੍ਹ੍ਹਿਆ ਨਿਜ ਘਰਿ ਵਸਿਆ ਆਏ ॥ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਿਹਾਝੇ ਨਾਮੁ ਲਏ ਨਾਮਿ ਰਹੇ ਸਮਾਏ ॥ ਧਾਵਤੁ ਥੰਮ੍ਹ੍ਹਿਆ ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਮਿਲਿਐ ਦਸਵਾ ਦੁਆਰੁ ਪਾਇਆ ॥ ਤਿਥੈ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਭੋਜਨੁ ਸਹਜ ਧੁਨਿ ਉਪਜੈ ਜਿਤੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਜਗਤੁ ਥੰਮ੍ਹ੍ਹਿ ਰਹਾਇਆ ॥ ਤਹ ਅਨੇਕ ਵਾਜੇ ਸਦਾ ਅਨਦੁ ਹੈ ਸਚੇ ਰਹਿਆ ਸਮਾਏ ॥ ਇਉ ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਸਤਿਗੁਰਿ ਮਿਲਿਐ ਧਾਵਤੁ ਥੰਮ੍ਹ੍ਹਿਆ ਨਿਜ ਘਰਿ ਵਸਿਆ ਆਏ ॥੪॥ - SGGS 441 Meeting the True Guru (shabad guru), the wandering mind is held steady; it comes to abide in its own home. It trades in the Naam, does jap of the Naam, and remains absorbed in the Naam. The outgoing, wandering surt, upon meeting the True Guru, finds the Tenth Gate. There, Ambrosial Nectar is food and the celestial music resounds; the shabad that is keeping the world supported. The many strains of the unstruck melody resound there, as one experiences the merger with the true one. Thus says Nanak: by meeting the True Guru, the wandering mind becomes steady, and comes to dwell in the home of its own self. - SGGS 441 Source: https://naamaukhad.blogspot.com/2012/11/48waheguru-simran-anhad-shabad.html?m=1
  4. Wahegury Ji This YouTube channel has a big collection of katha, videos of Bhai Sewa Singh Tarmala on Naam, Anhad Shabad, Bhagti, Gurmanter, Jaap and question and answers.
  5. What shabad's to read for someone passing away? Or passed away? What are the Alaniya de shabad? Thanks.
  6. Waheguru Ji A new 8 week course is starting all you is email and internet and it is free. More information in video. Please spread this video for benefitting the Sangat.
  7. Thought it would be useful to create a topic with links to Waheguru gurmantar jaap for us to jap along with when struggling to do it on our own. Useful posts like this probably getting buried in the other topics. Please keep posts limited to straight (nirol) gurmantar jaap and not kirtan mix simran.
  8. I've recently gone through a transformational experience that changed my life and I felt like sharing it to you. As a general background I'm a 19 years old male and i've grown up in a very religious household my whole life. I would say i've been fairly conscience about sikhism my, trying my best to follow the religion but obviously making mistakes and learning from them along the way. Through waheguru i've experienced many different blessings and transitional milestones but none that could compare to this. Over the last 3 months i felt like i was losing myself, whenever i meditated my prayers wouldn't connect, i wasn't able to focus and my mind was full of sin. I was going through a mental drought, i wasn't doing well in school and something i felt off everyday i woke up. I was spinning out of control of sanity. I started giving into to the five vices more than ever before, Kaam (lust), Krodth (anger), Lobh (greed), Moh (attachment) and Ahankaar (ego). I didn't know at the time, but Kaam and Ahankaar had me under control in its hands . While in its hands i started committing the horrible sin of my life, sleeping with women before marriage. The worst part about it was i not satisfied regardless of who i was with and i kept wanting more, there was something empty in me. My soul needed god but my ego wanted sin and i was controlled by my ego. I would never think much of the negligent sins i was committing and the possible consequences that could have resulted from them. That was until god sent me a reality check. After committing the sin for the fourth time i left home at night disappointed. Disappointed that i wasn't happy in life and thinking "why can't i be happy. what's going on with me, i don't even recognize myself when i look in the mirror." The next morning the reality check hit me when i woke up and saw my phone with the message from the girl saying that she might be pregnant.My heart dropped like it'd never had before. I was panicking, breathing heavy, becoming aware of what i've done and waking up to reality. I started getting anxiety messaging her. After speaking with her she told me that if she happened to be pregnant she would keep it and i had no say in that. She regretted every part of it and so did I. That was the moment that changed my life. For the next 4 days i prayed like i've never prayed before. Confessing my sins to god, asking for forgiveness, crying all day and night talking to him. My mind was in a constant state of demolition, i felt myself losing my mind multiple times begging to God to not let this happen. I cant even count the amount of times i broke down hoping my family didn't find out. I was literally going insane. But something good was happening throughout this process, I was begging god to show me that everything would be alright because i wasn't ready to be a father this young, and when i did he'd show me a sign. It would feel so good and reassuring but i still had doubt after a couple minutes and would ask for another sign. He would occasionally give them while i was going through my multiple states of distress. I started bargaining to God pleading to give up my sinful ways if he could fix the mistakes i made. I was in a mind state where i saw everything as a sign as a from of god communicating to me. That was until i started listening to prayers on youtube where i was crying and listening and the saint said something along the lines of "you have nothing to offer to god which he does not have, he gave you everything, you aren't even equivalent to an ant in this universe compared to him. All we can do is get in Gods Charna (feet, i believe) and ask for forgiveness." Thats when i broke down, it felt like he was speaking right to me. I quickly got on the floor with tears rushing down my face pressing my head against the floor and did ardas. Speaking from my heart of how sorry i was and begging him to fix my life because I'm just a hopeless pathetic sinner. This was an ongoing process for four days. On the fifth day for the first time in my life I went to the gurdurwara and did Seva. I did this because i have heard in the past that seva helps to erase your sins and clear your karma. on the first day I went and prayed while i was doing it. After i completed an hour of it, i went to go listen to the kirtan. I prayed non-stop begging god to answer my prayers and asking for forgiveness, i had nothing to offer him to win over his heart. Before i was about to leave, i picked up my phone and i saw a message by the girl saying it was her time of the month and i could stop worrying because she wasn't pregnant. At this very moment tears filled my eyes, my heart filled with gratitude and my soul felt the presence of god overcome me. I was so happy i couldn't explain it. The fact that God actually answered my prayers. I couldn't help myself but to put my head down hiding my face in my jacket as i cried with Joy. I just wanted to yell waheguru to the heavens. At that moment i prayed to God to always keep his hand on my head on control me to be a vessel of his expression. God single handedly saved my life, I don't know what i would do without him and waheguru is the only word that comes to my mind when i think of him. Now that it's been a couple of weeks, i still find myself crying sometimes with tears of joy with no words to express my gratitude. i repeatedly keep saying waheguru and thank you but it still doesn't feel enough. I want to appreciate him so much but i can't because he's done so much. I pray everyday that he continues to hold my arm and never let me slip again like that again. I've come to terms that i am nothing in this universe. Thinking of my past sinful ways disgusts me. I feel like God gave me a second chance at life. All i can say that if God can save a papi (sinner) like me, why wouldn't he save you. If we give up our ego and surrender to God, just watch the blessings that he'll send our way. The darkest times, called for the deepest cries and the most passionate prayers. In the darkness is where i found God, he revealed himself to me. He kept me together when i was falling apart. He showed my the light. This is the moment i'll never forget for the rest of my life. This my new life, a life worth living because overall, I was drowning, drowning in my sins but somehow dying of thirst, a thirst for God. Waheguru
  10. WJKK WJKF First of all I'd like everyone to know that I'm a Mona singh and I love doing simran. I've always had questions about life growing up and when I started learning more about Sikhi slowly my answers started getting answered! But I have this one question to ask all of beautiful Sikhs on here! It's that everyday I wake up my thirst for God and Naam simran is growing like I can't even focus on anything else in my life from the time I get up at amritvela to the next amritvela I'm so intriguied by God and by the bliss I receive from naam. I'm starting to think this lifes a game/movie and only way to win is do as much simran as you can! But then my peers are achieving alot in the Maya duniya that I'm getting confused and I don't know what to do! Should I find a balance and am I blessed to thinking of God like this day and night!?? Thanks in advance!
  11. Ok So basically recently, about a month ago I've started doing more Bani than I used to do, I do atleast 1 Sukhmani Sahib a day, as many Chaupai Sahib as I can, various other bani, I listen to Chandi di Vaar (at the appropriate time) and I am always listening to Sukhmani Sahib when I sleep or any form of Kirtan. But I have started having really weird things happen to me, firstly let me start by saying I am not a superstitious person and I am in no way imagining this. While I'm reading my bani (any one it doesnt matter which) I feel hot, I dont mean slightly warm, I start perspiring heavily and I feel like im on fire. I don't stop but keep reading obviously, at first I thought perhaps it was due to the fact that I was sitting around in warm places, so I changed rooms, changed places, all the same. I was then fortunate enough to recite SUkhmani Sahib infront of Guru Sahib Maharaj, this is when it got far more unbearable, I felt out of breath and I felt like I was on fire. I hope I don't sound egoistic but when it comes to Sukhmani Sahib recitation I am able to do it in a time frame of approximately 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes. I could barely sit for 20 minutes and I request Akal forgive my shortcomings and put my Gutka Sahib away. Does anyone know what is going on with me? I'm deeply concerned about this.
  12. Please listen to Sant Baba Makhan Singh jee (Head of Amrtisari Taksaal), narrating an anecdote from the life of Vidya Martand Srimaan 108 Sant Gyani Amir Singh jee Khalsa Sato kee Galli wale. Please start listening after 09:40 min: http://www.gurmatveechar.com/audios/Katha/02_Present_Day_Katha/Baba_Makhan_Singh_%28Sato_Kee_Gali_wale%29/Sukhmani_Sahib_Viakhya/Baba.Makhan.Singh--Sukhmani.Sahib.Katha.Part.18.mp3 Bhul chuk maaf
  13. Sant Waryam Singh Ratwaara Sahib Darshan of Akaal Purakh Waheguru During Divan.. yes it has been put on this site multiple... times... Yes in fact I myself have made a thread about it... BUT it is too amazing not to bring up again! Audio in this one is cleaned and is the five minutes excerpt from "Sakhi Bhai Manj" where Sant Ji speaks of the darshan!
  14. Please listen to Gyani Kulwant Singh jee, talking about Kesh. Please start listening after 21:30 min: http://www.gianikulwantsingh.com/audio/BaarahMaahaaTukhaari_ChantMahla-1/7%20-%20Thukaree%20Raag%20Baraa%20Maha%20Katha%20-%20Giani%20Kulwant%20Singh%20Ji%20%28Ludhiana%20Vaalay%29.mp3 Bhul chuk maaf
  15. Please listen to Sant Makhan Singh jee (Head of Amritsari Taksaal), narrating an anecdote from the life of Hazrat Muhammad saab. Please start listening after 05:40 min: http://www.gurmatveechar.com/audios/Katha/02_Present_Day_Katha/Baba_Makhan_Singh_%28Sato_Kee_Gali_wale%29/Jap_Ji_Sahib_Katha/24--Baba.Makhan.Singh--Jap.Ji.Sahib.Viakhya.Part.24.mp3 Bhul chuk maaf
  16. Mool Mantar Sadhana. 10 Malas of 108 beads daily, we can add more Malas after a while. Please Report How Many Malas you completed each day or every two days. Those Interested Please Post Here that they are joining. Report in a manner such as this. Harjots8963: Mon: 10 Malas Tues: 8 Malas Wed: 10 Malas Etc.... Going along also please post your experience whilst doing Mool
  17. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh. It is my humble request that everyone with genuine pyar for Kirtan takes a look and shares this gofundme page on facebook. It is a small seva but I think the results will be amazing. Kirtan is the essence of Sikhi, especially the type of Kirtan and Parchaar that Bhai Manpreet Singh Ji is doing from the bottom of his heart. I think this will help people around the world and especially young people to connect with Gurbani and Kirtan, so please do check it out and support. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh https://www.gofundme.com/kirtanseva
  18. What is your favorite recitation of Guru Granth Sahib Ji? I like this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXoEAoRgx8k&list=PLSGC7GtoSGBHvSloG_39E7t3mT9VAJyVW&index=1 Also, what is the easiest to understand and read Steek, Teeka of Bhai Gurdas Ji Vaaran?
  19. What do the numbers like 108, 110, 111, etc. And "Karak" mean before a Sants name? As well what does 96 crori mean?
  20. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa..Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh. Sangat Ji..I have some questions..please do answer me : Ok so there Is One God..under whoose will we are all walking.Nothing happens without his approval and everything is happening under his will. On the other hand people are suffering because of the BAD karma they collected in previous lifes. So the first question is 1. If everything is in Waheguru's will then how come people are doing good or bad. How are they reponsible for the Karma ? Everyone is God's Child. No matter which gender,religion,caste,creed,nation etc., We are all one but... 2. Why some people are having cruel intentions and then innocent people are suffering a lot. If no one is cruel or innocent then why people tend to be ? After all God can do whatever he want..can't he spread peace and end this kalyug. 3. Why almost everyone is caught up by something or the other. People are taking drugs,alcohol etc. More sexual desires which end up in rapes..Criminal rate is increasing. "Pakhand and Andvishwas" is increaing and very few are able to realize their true self. Why God created 5 Evils ? I have some more questions but please do answer theese first. You peoole are having high avastha and you will understand what I want to say. Bhul Chuk Maaf !
  21. ” Ballowal is a small village situated in district Ludhiana, Panjab. This village was home to Baba Karam Singh Ji. Baba Karam Singh Ji was an eyewitness to Baba Mani Singh Ji’s stay in the steep hills of ‘Guru Ka Lahore’ near to Sri Anandpur Sahib. Guru Ka Lahore was the sacred space where Guru Gobind Singh Ji got married, and was surrounded by steep rocky hills and caves. Baba Mani Singh Ji chose this spot to meditate. Baba Karam Singh recounts his time with Baba Mani Singh Ji: “Baba Mani Singh Ji was at a level where with every breath (Swas-swas) and with every hair (Rom-rom) he was doing Simran. He was a very great mahapurakh, but very few came to know about him (due to how gupt he remained.) He was a Brahamgiani who’s every beath and hair vibrated Simran. I witnessed many kautaks (Miracles) of Baba Ji. I first met Baba Ji at Mahauli Nagar in 1998. Mahauli is near Mandi, Ludhiana. They came out of nowhere and said to me lovingly, ‘I have found you, there is no hiding now Baba Ji, we have meditated together for 50 Janams (lives)’. I said to them, please stay here (Mahauli) and spend some time there. For 3 months they stayed there and meditated. After this I asked them to also come to village Ballowal. For 40 days Baba Mani Singh Ji meditated at my house. During this whole time none of the family or myself saw Baba Ji, they remained this gupt. Then on the 40th day of their meditation, they called us into their room at night. They said that they wanted to leave in the morning to their village of Bhangala. At Bhangala was their asthan, and such was their ‘fakeeri mauj’ (the will of a carefree saint) that they would set fire to their hut and move on (so that no one would make their hut into a place of worship.) I said to Baba Ji that I shall drop you off to Bhangala. Just the next day, Baba Ji decided to leave for Guru Ka Lahore. In Guru Ka Lahore was a very dense and dangerous jungle. During the 40 days Baba Ji spent at Guru Ka Lahore, their parshada (food) came from my house in Ballowal. During this period Baba Ji didn’t use to speak a lot. They just used to do ‘ishaare’ (i.e. make hand movements). For this reason I took along cards as a form of communication. I have these cards at my home, and they have written many bachans on there regarding the future. I said to Baba Ji, this is a very dense and dangerous jungle, how are you surviving here? They wrote on the card, ‘there are eighteen lions/tigers in this jungle, and one lion is always on guard around me’. I said to Baba Ji, please show us this lion aswell. Baba ji got up straight away and started to get ready. I remarked that it’s become too hot today and I will come tomorrow earlier. It was around the time of April, I remember this as the farmers were bringing in the harvest. The next day at around 10 am we left Baba Ji’s meditation space and they started climbing the rocky slopes, all the sangat witnessed how steep these rocks were. When we got to the top we came to a forested area. Baba Ji pointed ahead and said ‘look there is the lion.’ I said to Baba Ji, I still can’t see it. But when I looked again, beyond a river I saw there sitting a lion under the shade of a tree. Baba Ji said to me sit down here, and they laid down their ‘kambali’ (shawl) for me to sit on. When I sat down Baba Ji picked up a stick and drew a line around me. The Stick used by Baba Ji to draw the circle in the ground, along with Baba Ji’s Dastar and Kesh(from Kanga) They told me to remain seated and they walked off into the jungle. For 2 and half hours I sat there and the lion also remained there across the river.When Baba Ji returned he said, I have just spent the last 2 hours in the presence of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and have got aagyia off them. We walked on towards a caved area and Baba Ji pointed ahead and said ‘look, there is the cave (gupha) where Guru Gobind Singh Ji sat and meditated.’ Standing on a rock Baba Ji started to do Ardas. He prayed to Vaheguru saying, ‘ O Tenth King Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, for 50 lives we have meditated together. Now give them the duty of Parchar and I will spin his mala for him (i.e. meditate for him).’ Such was the tapasya of Baba Ji. These are just small glimpses; we saw a lot of Baba Ji. They had such a good memory. I remember about 5/10 years after they first came to Ballowal, they visited again. At a spot where there was once a Small Plant, they said to me – where had the plant gone that was once here? Such was their attentiveness to everything around them. They were a friend, a friend of all; this is what true sadhus are. These are the friends that will help us in this life and the next. When they came and visited us last in the winter of 2007, they remarked to us, ‘I am the child of this house’, such was their humility.”
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    Excellent book on naam simran by Bhai Sewa Singh Tharmala
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    Excellent book on naam simran and the path.
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