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Can we ever do anything with full devotion?

I ask this question after reading some replies about the need for heart-felt actions in order for them to be of any good. Honestly thinking, I don’t know if I have ever had 100% devotion in anything I’ve done. Maybe I’m being modest, but I have a gut feeling it’s the cold truth.

Doing Nitnem, there are always times when my mind wanders, when I feel restless. This reminds me of a sakhi from Guru Hargobind ji’s time. Guru ji had asked for some premi to read Japji sahib to the sangat. One Sikh obliged and started reading. The Sikh read with so much devotion that Guru Hargobind ji started moving off of his seat ( a symbolic gesture of offering the gurgaddi). Of course the Sikh eventually tripped up by getting a little excited at his potential reward, which he pictured as being a horse seat that he admired.

What I mean to highlight from this sakhi is that full devotion is something that can elevate a mortal to such an exalted state. Can we really expect this type of devotion from the average person?

Are we meant to struggle and fight our chaotic minds in the pursuit of Saintliness?

Does devotion come from forcing ourselves to do the right thing, or is devotion something that is given to us?

Hope to get some ideas from the sangat on this.

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Doing Nitnem, there are always times when my mind wanders,

May be instead of nitnem (5 banis)...spent good 3 hr's on japji sahib on what each tuk actually means...

you will notice the difference.

When we do vichar on gurbani our mind stays intact because we are reflecting on what's being said in gurbani but minute we start reciting it without vichar then it wanders.

First of all- one has to take meaning of nitneem as 5 panj banis out of their mind.

Nitnem could be anything (vichar on single tuk to naam simran or full recitation of sukhmani sahib).

Rehat is important but people have made rehat as daily ritual and forgotten about inner rehit which is "Bibek Buddhi".

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May be instead of nitnem (5 banis)...spent good 3 hr's on japji sahib on what each tuk actually means...

you will notice the difference.

When we do vichar on gurbani our mind stays intact because we are reflecting on what's being said in gurbani but minute we start reciting it without vichar then it wanders.

First of all- one has to take meaning of nitneem as 5 panj banis out of their mind.

Nitnem could be anything (vichar on single tuk to naam simran or full recitation of sukhmani sahib).

Rehat is important but people have made rehat as daily ritual and forgotten about inner rehit which is "Bibek Buddhi".

I tried adding different bania...that helped aswell

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